16 November 2017

EKA Staff

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Kirby scores 8 to help Kingfisher move into top spot

It was another action packed day in the England Korfball Premier League with another 153 goals scored.

KINGFISHER (28-17) KV

Referee: Azi Sieber

Kingfisher made it three wins from three in the 2017/18 Premier League with a 28-17 victory over arch-rivals KV. The win moves Kingfisher to the top position in the league table, equal on points with Trojans.

Kingfisher coach Johan Oosterling said it was a ‘great win’ for his team.

“Great win today and again not easy as we had to play really well to get this result against a KV who were very hard to shake off and kept in the game for a long time.

“Towards the 2nd part of the first half we managed to create a gap but KV managed to remain in the game with creating quite a few penalties.

“We outshot KV today and I’m very happy with the 28 goals, we have the quality within the squad to vary our attack and that is also with the players who came on from the bench today.

“Looking forward to next week when we will be hosting Cambridge who will be looking to make it a really hard game for us I am sure.”

NOMADS (18-11) CAMBRIDGE TIGERS

Referee: Adam Dibble

Nomads secured their first win of the season against newly promoted Cambridge Tigers at Epsom College.

Terry Forde, Nomads’ head coach admitted that his team ‘struggled’ during the match.

“We struggled in the first half which meant that we never really got going at any point. The start to season has been very stop start.

“In the 2nd half we got a little into our stride without ever really playing at our best. We got the result and hopefully next week will get the performance as well.

Nomads are next in action on Saturday (18th) with an afternoon fixture away to Birmingham City.

TROJANS (24-22) TORNADOES

Referee: Dean Woods

Trojans secured a hard fought win against Tornadoes at Trinity Sports Club on Sunday with captain Dave Brooks and Tony Woodvine scoring six goals each.

Tornadoes Eleanor Parker top scored for Tornadoes with six of her own goals.

Next week Tornadoes host Norwich Knights and Trojans travel to Kent to take on Bearsted.

BEARSTED (15-18) BIRMINGHAM CITY

Referee: Paul Jeanes

Birmingham City went one better than last week and secured their first victory on Sunday against Bearsted. The points from last week and from Sunday moved the club into 4th place in the league table and into a play-off place.

Birmingham City’s Vanessa Gifford said: “We always knew it was going to be a hard fought game today and so it proved. We are pleased with the way we stuck to our task as a team and believed the result would follow.

“There is still lots for us to work on as a squad but we are really excited about the Birmingham brand of korfball we are starting to develop.

“Overall, very happy to have taken three points from three trips to Kent at the start of the season. Bring on our first home game back in the NL next Saturday against Nomads!”