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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The final two matches of the season took place on Sunday, and the first saw them secure a convincing 9-4 victory over Manchester Hawks. Leanne Kindley was the most valuable player for this match, scoring some crucial goals.
They then faced second-placed Deva, and it was always going to be a much tougher match. But due to their domination throughout the season, the Wolves already had the league title under their belts.
The Wolves were first out the blocks with Sophie Unsworth taking full advantage of some poor Deva defending and scoring three goals in quick succession. However, Deva tightened up and began to whittle the score back to pull level.
The two teams were locked together for the majority of the game after that. Deva had the chance to take a convincing lead on several occasions but were denied by first class acrobatics from goal keeper Kara Hunte.
Beth Wilbraham scored some fantastic long range efforts which put the Wolves ahead but they were unfortunately equaled shortly after by Deva’s fast breaks.
As the final whistle blew, Deva found themselves just one goal ahead of the Wolves, despite Warrington’s best efforts in what proved to be one of the most dramatic game of the season.
Although they lost, it didn’t take long for the girls to get over it and begin their celebrations as the new champions of the EHA Under 18s AASE league.