After a few weeks of relative silence, the hamsters in the nutlax.com analysis booth have got out of their wheels and back to their computers – here’s their first instalment of your NEMLA Premier 2 roundup for this season.
Newcastle upon Tyne Lacrosse Club hosted European Champions, Oxton, playing 10 a side on Saturday 18th October.
Following a strong, but ultimately pointless, start to the league season at Rochdale the previous week, the Knights welcomed fellow promotioneers Cheadle Hulme to Longbenton. The result was not one that anyone could have predicted….
The Knights started their season with a trip to Rochdale, last season's 5th place finishers in Prem 2. Their last trip to Bridgeford Rd in the 12/13 season saw them on the wrong end of a convincing 10-1 scoreline.
On Saturday, the 4th of October the Newcastle Knights women's lacrosse team played their first league match of the season against Mellor.
It was a good start to the season with a new team member, Jessica Waugh playing her first match for the team. She did a fantastic job showing the skills that she's developed through the summer with the teams weekly training sessions.
The team were also joined by Molly Spencer, a trained goal keeper from Stockport. They are hoping that Molly will be able to join them for the rest of the season as Natalie Greening, the previous goal keeper left the team to work aboard, leaving the them needing the knowledge and skills that Molly can provide.
The Newcastle team were defeated but put up a good fight with the umpire commenting on how well the defence had played. Laura Towers and Molly Spencer were nominated joint man of the match.
Final Score Knights 0 - 17 Mellor
This coming Saturday is the second annual NuTLC beer festival quiz at Newcastle CC's real ale and cider festival.
The quiz will start at 1930 and entry to the festival is £2 with souvenir glasses at £1.
It's a public event, so come one, come all and find out what RAF facts Buckers has pulled out this year!
The beer festival runs from Thursday to Sunday and all the details can be found here:
Previews, match reports and general musings from the Toon and beyond.