4 March 2014

EKA Staff

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Premier League Round up – Match Week 15

KINGFISHER (24) v TORNADOES (23) – Referee: Gary Cole.

In the first of the day’s Kent derby matches it was last seasons runners-up, Kingfisher, that took both points with a win by the narrowest of margins – one goal! The result means that Kingfisher leapfrog Tornadoes in the league table. Kingfishers move onto 16 points, equal with Norwich Knights and KV. The defeat ends Tornadoes four match unbeaten run and causes them to drop down one place into 7th in the league table on 14 points. Player/coach Chris Martin top scored for Kingfisher with six goals (2 open play and 4 penalties) with Kingfisher’s Ryan Medhurst just behind with five open play goals. Ashley Warner and Owen Bailey top scored for Tornadoes with four goals each.

BEC (25) v NORWICH KNIGHTS (16) – Referee: Dean Woods.

Norwich Knights drop down one place into 5th in the league after Bec from London convincingly defeated Knights 25 goals to 16 at Whitgift Sports centre.

“It was a good strong term performance today. Ben King’s shooting was great, hitting seven open play goals. We are defending as a team and creating lots of chances – I’m pleased with 25 goals against a hard working Norwich Knights team. As a coach I am very happy with a team who all train every week and push each other to improve” Dave Buckland, Bec Head Coach.

BEARSTED (17) v KV (22) – Referee: Paul Jeanes.

In the second of the days Kent derby matches it was KV who took both points with a 17-22 win against Bearsted. The win moves KV into 4th place in the league table on 16 points.

“We were really pleased with our improvement on the score from the first match against KV. It has been encouraging for the team going into the important end of season matches. Many of our younger and newer players really stepped up and made a difference for us today with particularly good games from the girls” Karl Sieber, Bearsted KC.

KV’s player/coach James McDonald speaking after the match “After losses against Trojans and Bec it was important to get back to winning ways and take the points today. Bearsted showed great spirit and shot well at times but we managed to control the majority of the game and got the win”

TROJANS (20) v BIRMINGHAM CITY (10) – Referee: David Bond.

Reigning league champions, Trojans KC, continue to lead the league table after a 20-10 home win against Birmingham City. Trojans’ Stan Dunn top scored in the match with six goals, four from open play and two penalties.

“We had a really strong team performance today with some great one on one defending and goals coming from everywhere! The game gives us a solid base to build on our performance for the last few games of the season” Birmingham City’s Sara Roberts.

CROYDON (12) v NOMADS (34) – Referee: Adam Dibble.

Nomads made the short journey from Epsom, Surrey over to Royal Russell, Croydon for the final match of the day and won convincingly, which maintained their 6 point advantage over the team in 4th place in the league.

Nomads’ coach Dave Butters was extremely happy with both the result and the performance of his team. “As we move towards the play-offs it is important to keep the momentum going week to week. Today we played with purpose and creativeness scoring 34 goals. All my players shot extremely well with a standout performance from Sytze Bijker scoring a club record 13 goals”

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There’s just one match in the England Korfball League this Sunday (09 March), Nomads vs. Trojans at 19:00 GMT at Epsom College. It should be a great match!