October 23, 2012 in Events
Due to a number of clubs dropping out of the 1st round then the groups were rejigged and Bristol City ended up pitting their wits against their local rivals Bristol Thunder along with Croydon 2 at City Academy, Bristol. Exeters group stayed the same.
So Exeter made the trek to Milton Keynes and enjoyed the experience but couldn’t force a win against more experienced opponents, but found the trip worthwhile.
In Bristol, Croydon 2 arrived with just 2 girls and although it took both Bristol City and Bristol Thunder some time to adapt to the tactics of playing with 6 they both came out easy winners, City 17-7 and Thunder 13-2 although this was abandoned after 30 minutes due to injury to both of the Croydon girls.
This set up a battle of Bristol whereby Thunder took the lead, City came back, Thunder pulled away again and City fought back again, before a flurry of goals in the last quarter left Thunder the victors by 16-9.
So both Bristol clubs will go through to the second round of the cup with the opportunity to pull of a giantkilling act on one of the National League big hitters, maybe.
Well done to all three clubs that have taken on the challenge of the Cup this season.