The London Winter League came to an end last weekend with the London League Cup acting as the climax to a season of predominantly cold polo.
This was Spring Break’s second London League and we had more consistent results this season (we only lost our fixture against Cosmic). Some highlight games would be against Thumbs Up (we charged around Mitch and only narrowly beat them in each game), Kings (a beautiful morning session at Downs with some really enjoyable games against Kings in their impressive new team kit) and Nice Touch/Cosmic (again at Downs, with both teams fighting hard whilst being able to laugh/celebrate the games post-fixture).
The London Cup was a random-draw, single-elimination, unlimited goals affair and Spring Break got some great games in against Thumbs Up and Nice Touch, before being beaten by the mighty Cosmic (it was a close game, but Snoops’ long shot and Matt’s braking goal sealed the win just as we felt we had it in the bag, oops). Cosmic went on to ‘do the double’ by beating Kings in the final. Thanks to our super sub Ed for representing hard again (Adam was away).
Wooden Skulls deserve a special mention this season for braving (and destroying) the lower division (and no doubt will be promoted to the upper division for next year). It would’ve been fun to see a Wooden Skulls versus Cosmic final for the London Cup, but unfortunately they lost against Kings on golden goal (a great game earlier on in the day).
This year’s league was very well organised thanks to Max and Pique, they managed the impressive feat of a London League finishing on time (with very few fixtures forfeited). At the “end of league” party each player was presented with an awesome league patch, Julia made a delicious cake and Max’s impressive trophies (for division one and two) were revealed and presented to Cosmic and Wooden Skulls.
Copious amounts of Guinness and Tequila were drunk in celebration (it was St Paddy’s day after all) and Spring Break had to settle with trying to get their name on the trophy next year, ah well, we’re looking forward to it already.
Find full results for the London League on the London League site.