Two division wins in one day

PUBLISHED: 11:00 29 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:43 06 May 2010

Second team

Second team

Hitchin Lacrosse Club won two divisions on the same day! Their second team, Hitchin A, claimed the East Division Two title on the same day Hitchin became the SEMLA Premiership champions for the second year in succession. A great start to the season saw Hi

First team

Hitchin Lacrosse Club won two divisions on the same day!

Their second team, Hitchin A, claimed the East Division Two title on the same day Hitchin became the SEMLA Premiership champions for the second year in succession.

A great start to the season saw Hitchin undefeated before Christmas for the first time in their history.

Victories continued after the New Year before their only defeat of the 2006-7 season came in the Flags semi-final against Hampstead.

Hitchin returned to winning ways in the league and a second consecutive Premiership title was confirmed with the win against Spencer.

Hitchin A started their season with a new captain, Elliot Howard, and rarely looked back after an opening day defeat.

They had to win both their final two matches which they duly did - over East Grinstead A and Royal Holloway - to gain promotion to East One.

The season has seen excellent club development overall.

Their first team (shown above), led by the high-scoring captain Steve McDermott, has Joe Garvey in goal and the defensive unit of Chris Bishop, Kevin Haigh and Alex Tillson work well.

The second team (below) have had equally strong goalkeeping from Martin Wisbey and James Shakespeare and an experienced defensive team of Giles Gibson, Chris Haig and Ashley Evans.

In midfield and attack, there are some promising young players - Simon Wilsher, Jonny Howard and Michael Halliwell - who will all be looking for places in Hitchin's Premier side in the near future.

Club president Ray Harry said: "This has been a great season for Hitchin. Steve and the boys set out to retain the Premiership title and worked hard as a team.

"And with our second team winning East Division Two, that was the icing on the cake.

"I think the key to Hitchin's success is the overall strength and balance of the teams - Hitchin definitely play a 'team game'. With both teams winning on the same day, it was a first in the club's history. We are already looking forward to next season."


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