15 October 2017

EKA Staff

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Trojans’ Nickerson scores 8 in season opener against Cambridge Tigers

Jonny Nickerson scored eight goals to help Trojans secure their first win and points of the 2017/18 campaign.

Cambridge Tigers’ Head Coach, Chris West was happy with their first match in the top league in the country.

West said: “It was important for us to get off to a good start to the season and we were very happy with our performance today”

“Trojans are deservedly champions for the last decade and it was an excellent opportunity to see how we measured up in our first England Korfball Premier League match.”

“We have enjoyed our first experience of the National League and we are looking forward to a great match with Bearsted next week.”

Trojans coach Gary Brooks who was pleased to get back to competitive matches after the summer break, made a number of change to his starting line-up with Toby Clarke and Emily Brooks securing starting places.

Coach Brooks said: “We had some first team starts today for Toby Clarke and Emily Brooks. Toby in front of his original club scored 4 open play goals.

At the halftime break 32 goals had been scored (12-20).

“The game was very open with plenty of goals being scored for both teams. However, the tempo and number of goals dropped in the second half”

Brooks was keen to pay tribute to Cambridge “Tigers made us work hard throughout the match. They have a talented group of young players mixed with experience which will no doubt develop during the NL season”

Amy Turner top scored for the Trojans female players and Tony Woodvine was voted as Trojans’ Most Valuable Player during the match.

Both Cambridge Tigers and Trojans are in action next weekend (22 October). Cambridge Tigers travel to Kent to take on Bearsted and Trojans host Bec.