NOT even three defeats could dampen the enthusiasm of Walpole Roller Hockey’s ‘inter’ team at Manningtree on Sunday.
The team, who boast a number of players from South Holland, faced tough challenges against Norwich, Herne Bay United and Plymouth at the competition.
First up were Norwich – and Walpole held their own. A Joe Bates goal and Alex Callaby’s penalty shot made it 2-2 at the break, before Bates added another to make it 3-2.
However, Norwich found their feet and reeled off four unanswered goals to secure a 6-3 win.
Herne Bay proved a much tougher test in the second game, as Walpole were handed an 8-1 reverse. Samantha Calver grabbed the only goal.
The final game against Plymouth also ended in a comprehensive loss, but the team enjoyed their day and can’t wait for the next tournament.
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