Cambridge High School took on Morrinsville College on Sunday, coming away with the win by forfeit. Despite the Morrinsville team showing up three short with only five players, they played on regardless, forfeiting the chance for victory and taking on two Cambridge High School players for the game.
But really it was Anthony Warrington, who coaches both teams, who showed true dedication to the sport, turning up to watch the game just four days after an ACL operation – and spending the next 20 hours with his leg propped up in bed as a result.
“I coach both teams, so I decided to step out and let the captains run the show for the sake of fairness and to give the teams a break from my nannying,” Warrington said. “In the first half of the game our turncoat player Johannes Brown all too happily scored a hat trick against his own team, Cambridge, also securing himself a set of ten sprints at training next week. Our Cambridge lads, although on poor form, managed to score a couple back.
“At the end of the day, with the game being a scrimmage, I wasn’t too bothered by the results. I’m happy that my junior players had more opportunity for game time and my older players had more opportunity to practice their leadership skills. We’re using this as an opportunity to learn more about what we need to practice over the school holidays before we come back for the second part of the season.”
Player of the day was Johannes Brown. The next game is on Sunday, July 29, at the Inline Hockey Rink, Hamilton, against Hamilton Boys, 4pm.