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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Matches between the two sides have rarely been quiet in the last few seasons, with Nottingham needing a late comeback to sneak a draw in their last encounter.
But with Wirral only having five fit outfield players, Nottingham dominated this match and bounced back from their defeat to leaders Manchester seven days earlier.
However, they did not have it all their own way.
After Nottingham took an early three-goal lead, Wirral hit back to level and the scored remained tight, with Nottingham edging ahead 11-10 at the break.
The students had wasted good scoring chances, and conceded some frustrating goals. But a tactical switch in the second half soon began to pay dividends.
The players came out looking more determined and aggressive, and a good spell of pressure saw them extend their lead to 18-11.
The pressure was kept up, and Nottingham pulled away to their biggest win of the season so far.
Ten goals from Ahmed Louhichi, plus seven from Ruben Wolff, helped Nottingham secure the win.
In other results in the Northern Section, Deva climbed off the bottom of the table when they secured a close 24-23 victory over Liverpool Speke Garston on Sunday.
Four goals from Stephen Jameson helped Deva to victory, while Steffan added six. Speke Garston’s Roscoe scored five, but it was not enough for victory.
And Manchester University kept up the pressure of the top two with victory over Liverpool Wolves to remain third in the table.
They won 26-22, but only after edging to victory from a 12-12 scoreline at half time. Manchester University’s win sees them remain third, just three points off the top of the table.
Nine goals from Rudolf Balla and six from Lukasz Berezowski helped them to victory.