Figes celebrates six-point start to Australian campaign
7 February 2011
Great Britain captain Craig Figes celebrated a six-point weekend for UNSW Wests Magpies as they kicked off their Australian National League campaign with two wins.
Figes scored once as Wests opened their season in impressive style on Saturday, beating Hunter Hurricanes 17-11.
The Brit also scored a solitary goal 24 hours later as his side came away from Drummoyne Devils with maximum points following their 9-7 victory.
Jack Waller hit the net five times as SV Weiden returned to winning ways in the Germany Bundesliga.
Waller’s Great Britain teammate Sean King also played for Weiden as they consolidated their place in sixth with a 10-5 win at Bayer Uerdingen.
Alex Parsonage’s UZSC enjoyed a successful week in the Dutch Hoofdklasse, defeating local rivals KNZB on Wednesday before edging out Het Ravijn on Saturday.
Parsonage starred in both matches, bagging a double in the midweek match as his side churned out a 10-7 victory in Zeist and scoring again in their 12-11 defeat of Het Ravijn.
Charles Booth was on the losing side for Het Ravijn on Saturday and saw his team lose to a single goal again a day later.
Booth found the net himself on Sunday but his team couldn’t recover from a slow start and lost 9-8 at MNC Dordrecht.
The other British players in the Hoofdklasse also lost out on Saturday with Dan Laxton’s AZ&PC going down 9-5 to title chasers Electrolux AZC and Ric Lawlor and Mike Bourne ‘s PSV Eindhoven losing 12-8 at MNC Dordrecht.
Finally, in the Hungarian National League, Adam Scholefield’s PVSK-Fuszert were outclassed by Groupama Honved, eventually losing 19-6.