Falcons are flying after another league win
THE MK Falcons continued their winning streak on Sunday when they beat the Swindon Topcats 3-2.
Falcons had secured their first English Women’s Premier League victory of the season against the same side earlier this month, and this time won at home to cement seventh place in the nine-team league.
With just two roster changes, Falcons were confident and ready to take the game to Swindon, determined to come away with nothing but a another win, having left Wiltshire with a 5-3 success two weeks earlier.
Captain Emma Young opened the scoring for Falcons just five minutes in, an unassisted goal made all the more worthwhile after missing the previous match owing to work commitments.
The dynamic duo of Linda Perkiö and Carolyn Scott once again proved unstoppable as Scott set up Perkiö for Falcons’ second goal at 16 minutes.
Heading into the second period, Falcons scored their third goal on a powerplay with Natalie Bullen on target, again ably assisted by Perkiö and Scott.
Swindon managed to pull a goal back at the 33 minute mark with a lucky deflection off Falcons’ defence, and scored again after 57 minutes to bring the score to 3-2.
In the last two minutes, Swindon pulled their goalkeeper to add an extra player onto the ice in a desperate attempt to level the game. But Falcons kept their nerve and held on to their lead, ensuring another win that keeps them ahead of Swindon and Streatham Storm in the table.
The Falcons’ next home game is on March 3 against Kingston Diamonds.
The club are currently looking for sponsorship for both individual players and the team. If you would like to help out a local team in exchange for your businesses promotion, contact the club via their website mkfalcons.com
And as always, the Falcons are looking for additional players, so if you would like to play, contact the team via their website.
Picture by Kayliegh Doyle.
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Sunday 19 May 2013
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