EKL Week 2 Round-up
Week 2 of England Korfball’s premier korfball league took place on Friday, 18 and Sunday 19 October 2013 and included six teams.
Kingfishers (28) v Bearsted (10)
The first of this weekends derby matches took place on Friday evening at Medway Park, Gillingham. Both Kingfishers and Bearsted were looking for their first win of the season after suffering heavy defeats in the opening round of matches against title contenders Bec and Trojans. Kingfisher’s John Denton and Kieron Hicks both top scored in the match with seven goals each. Kingfisher coach, Chris Martin said after the match: “it was good to see Kingfishers back to winning ways. Tonight saw a much stronger all-round team performance” Referee: Steve Jones.
Bec (28) v Croydon (5)
The first of the matches on Sunday featured two teams from London, Bec and Croydon, with Bec playing in their second home match of the campaign. Bec were without England International Ben King who was unavailable to Coach Dave Buckland due to illness. Bec won the match 28-5 but will probably be disappointed not to have passed the 30 mark, on a positive Bec’s defence had another strong performance. The win moves Bec into first place in league with 4 points, however both Trojans and Norwich Knights have a game in hand. Referee: Brian Carswell.
Tornadoes (15) v KV (20)
Tornadoes and KV played out a feisty encounter at Aylesford School – Sports centre in the last of the three derby matches this week. Tornadoes were looking to build on their impressive performance in the opening weekend, with their opponents KV looking to secure their first points of the season. As predicted by many once the fixtures had been released, this was a match not to be missed! This was a high tempo and passionate match – just what you would want from a top level korfball match in England. Referee: Adam Dibble.
There’s a full schedule of matches next Sunday (27 October), with first matches for Nomads and newcomers Birmingham City.