20 November 2017

EKA Staff

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Brooks scores 16 for Trojans against Bearsted

BIRMINGHAM CITY (13-12) NOMADS

Referee: Alan Lewis

The first game of Matchweek 5 was played on Saturday (18th November). Coach of Birmingham City Andy Davies was ‘delighted’ to have won against a ‘tough Nomads team’.

“Although the game finished with a low final score, I felt we attacked well and created plenty of chances however we weren’t composed or accurate enough with our outside shooting.

Having said that, you still only need one more than the opposition to win the game and in our last three matches we’ve conceded 15 or fewer. If we can continue to deliver strong defensive performances then we’ll keep giving ourselves chances of getting positive results.

“At this stage, we will take points from wherever we can to ensure National League korfball for next season.

“Nomads shot very well from long range and held the lead throughout the entire game, and at one point we were trailing by four. Sadly, we lost Laura Morris during the second half to an injury. We await further news but wish her a speedy recovery nonetheless.

“That moment galvanised us and we fought back to draw level and then edged ahead in the last minute. We learned a lot from our drawn game against KV and on this occasion held our nerve to close out the victory.”

BEARSTED (19-43) TROJANS

Referee: Chris West

Trojans made four changes to their starting line up from the team that played against Tornadoes last week. In came Aimee Woodvine, Laura Peacy, Lia Matthews and Toby Clarke. Coach Brooks said that “This was a new looking line up”

Coach Brooks said “The players adapted well to the Aylesford hall where conditions are difficult.

“I was pleased with our performance today as our scoring percentage and conversion was much improved.

“Bearsted showed that they can and will score goals with their young but talented squad”

The ‘King of English Korfball’ David Brooks top scored for Trojans with 16 goals. A new record for the England Korfball Premier League.

Trojans and England senior International Amy Turner will be a doubt Trojans next few matches after twisting her ankle in the second half which meant that Trojans had to finish the match with only seven players on the pitch.

TORNADOES (22-18) NORWICH KNIGHTS

Referee: Chris Martin

Tornadoes bounced back from last week’s defeat away to Trojans with a well deserved 22-18 victory over last season’s finalists Norwich Knights.

Knights coach Joe Stirling: “Not the result we wanted today. Credit to Tornadoes who simply out shot us today. We improved significantly in the second half but we had let ourselves down in the first half.

“Tornadoes deserved the victory today, it is such a shame that the EKA continue to allow top level games to happen in halls that are not up to the required standards.

“We will regroup, continue training hard for a trip to Epsom next week.

Tornadoes Coach Dave Buckland was pleased to be back to winning “We had a very strong first half which took a lot of energy but it gave us a 12-6 advantage.

“Both teams were equal in the second half but overall I believe we deserved the win.

“The team bounced back well after last week’s close game against Trojans and showed they are a force to be reckoned with.

Next week Tornadoes travel to Croydon, South London to take on Bec which promises to be another thrilling match!

BEC (25-6) KV

Referee: Dean Woods

Bec made it three wins from three on Sunday with a convincing 25-6 victory over KV.

Bec coach John Denton: “Our first home game of the season got off to a slow start with both teams playing well defensively. When we settled into the game and started to move up through the gears we began scoring more freely and opened up a healthy lead.

“Unfortunately KV had a few injuries that affected their game. But for us it was another dominant squad performance and we continue our great start to the season.

KINGFISHER (29-9) CAMBRIDGE TIGERS

Referee: Steve Jones

Kingfisher maintained their 100% win rate with a 29-9 win over Cambridge Tigers. Coach Oosterling was ‘really happy with the team’s performance’

“Really happy with today’s performance, we started off really sharp and only conceded 1 goal in the first half. Our girls were really good today and the team showed the versatility in our game.

“It was a very mature performance from my players today conceding just the 9 goals it shows the progression we’re making in our defence as well as consistency in attack.