Ligers have had 5 weeks with no matches, but at long last, the semi final of the EBFA Trophy has arrived. The U13s welcome fellow Div 4 members, Marlow United to the moss covered meadows of Twickenham Academy (it may be green but that's the only resemblance to Lincoln Fields - ed).
Marlow have managed to play during Ligers' sabbatical but suffered a significant reverse at home to Pinewood Panthers last Saturday. Ligers knocked Pinewood out of the cup at the first round stage and also beat them in the League two weeks later. Nevertheless, Marlow were the first team to beat Ligers last autumn, and although they finished third behind Ligers and ahead of Pinewood in Div E, they did play less games than anyone else in the league. Having had a slightly more successful record of at least playing games this year, Marlow have had similar success to Ligers, and are just three points above Ligers now having played a game more.
After the disappointing cancellation of last week's match owing to the opposition not being able to raise a side, Ligers managed another team training session with just 10 of their own players. It was a good opportunity for Daniel to try out his knee after his injury at Henley Hurricanes, and he came through without any ill-effects. It appears that Ligers will have the maximum 16-man squad with only Rufus unavailable.
Joe Williams is the referee for this game.
The other semi-final sees Twyford Comets Blacks, currently 3rd in Div 3, entertaining Woodley Saints Wolves who currently top our Division. The final is on 4th May.