Newcastle upon Tyne lacrosse Club start their new North of England Men’s Lacrosse Association (NEMLA) Premier 3 campaign against league newcomers Chester Romans this Saturday 9 October 1400 at their ground on Broadway West in Gosforth.
The Knights, who captured the last ever NEMLA Division 5 championship last term, had a bye week this weekend where Chester received a harsh welcome to the league with a 19-5 home reversal against Oldham.
"They're an unknown quantity in some aspects" said President of Men’s Lacrosse Robin Webb, "but they’ve recruited well bringing in a lot of experienced players from clubs around the league for their first season. That made their result last weekend a bit of a shock, but i think we can expect a bit of a backlash next weekend. "
An extra frisson of excitement is provided by new Knight Steve Warwick lining up against his brother Tom
"It was great to win the D5 championship last year after coming so close to promotion in our first season," said Webb, "And with the restructure [bringing all first teams into one ladder with 2nd/3rd etc teams in another] we're possibly facing a tougher test than we would have done in the old D4. But we're ready and can't wait to get stuck in!"
Newcastle upon Tyne LC, the most northerly in England, is the only community based lacrosse team in the North East of England, and was established in 2008 and offers both Men’s and Women’s lacrosse. For more info see http://www.nutlax.com
A version of this story also appeared in Wednesday 6 October's Evening Chronicle and online here at Chroniclelive
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