Another busy weekend for the Adel teams with goals galore at both ends of the pitch.
The Ladies 3s led the way with an outstanding 10-1 win over local rivals Horsforth to return to top spot in their division as the business end of the season approaches. Pocklington can still overtake them with a game in hand but the 3s are also aiming to emulate the ladies 1s and score 100 league goals for the season.
The Ladies 1s had their hardest fight of the league campaign away at Driffield on Saturday with the winner coming from skipper Anna Blyth in the last few minutes of the game. This seemed to raise morale and spirits for the Mothers Day massacre of Huddersfield with a 7-0 win including the 100th league goal of the campaign.
The 2s had another close win over Brigg with a 3-2 victory cementing their 3rd place spot in the division which is a great achievement after promotion last year. And the 4s battled hard against Rhydding 4s but went down 3-1 with a mid table final league spot looking likely.
On the mens side of things, the 1s had another comfortable win over Slazengers but now need Rotherham or Lincoln to lose this weekend. The mens 1s have also scored 94 goals this season so as well as needing to win on Saturday, another half dozen goals will see them at least match the ladies in one respect.
The mens 2s had the long trip to Brigg and sadly this proved to be their undoing as they went down 6-0 but they will definitely finish in the top half of their division in something of a transitional season. The 3s also lost to a team from Lincolnshire with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Lindum 5s and the 4s lost 4-2 to Acomb and now need to win their final game in order to definitely have a chance of retaining their place in the league next season.
The 5s with several youngsters travelled to Harrogate who have a strong junior section and their 5s usually carry a few players who are playing way beneath their level of ability alongside their offspring. An 11-0 defeat might look a one sided scoreline but our 5s will have battled hard, maintained their spirits and no doubt have learned a few lessons for future battles ahead.
But lets not end on that note as there was another game yesterday which had Leeds Adel HC representation. One of our former players, Johnny Staunton Sykes received his second blue in the Varsity match, representing the light blue of Cambridge. Johnny bagged the winner in a 2-1 win for Cambridge as well as featuring in a novel pre-match marketing video that can be seen on youtube. Congratulations to Johnny – hopefully he will now be looking to secure employment in the Leeds region and make a return to the colours of Adel next season!