Premier League – Week 7 – Round up
KV (21) v BEC (24) – Referee: Steve Jones
The supporters that made it to Aylesford School’s Sports Centre for the 11:45 start were treated to an superb display of top level, passionate korfball in the England Korfball Premier League.
KV full of confidence following last weeks 28-16 rout of Kingfisher in the league were looking to continue their winning ways against Bec KC who last week narrowly lost out to Trojans 22-19.
James McDonald, player/coach at KV and the league’s current top goal scorer said: “Another tough one for us to test ourselves against one of the favourites, and the team performed brilliantly. 45 goals in a match shows the shooting level from both teams”
“We’ve definitely given them something to think about for the rematch” McDonald said.
Controversy in the final period of the match when Summers (KV) and Patel (Bec) clashed and had to be spoken to by referee Mr Jones. There was a slight delay to the restart after a supporter entered the playing area.
Dave Buckland, Head Coach at Bec KC said “Great performance by Blake [Palfreyman] this week showing he is developing into a top player and another controlled performance by a team which is getting stronger each game”
“Great game for Bec today, we controlled the game from start to finish. Two more points on the table and moving forward to next week”
TROJANS (24) v NORWICH KNIGHTS (13) – Referee: Brian Carswell
Trojans maintained the pressure on league leaders Bec with another win in the league to retain their 100% win record.
Norwich Knights made the perfect start at Trinity Sports Club, Croydon, racing into a 0-2 lead after 4 minutes. Trojans stand-in coach, Matthew Brooks said: “it was a satisfying win against a Norwich side that took points off us last season.”
“Our attacking at times was excellent, we were clinical for most of the match, special mention must go to Lia Matthews who top scored with seven”
Norwich Knights Head Coach, Joe Stirling commented on the result: “Many positives to be taken from what was a poor result for us. Before the game we spoke of the importance of a good start to get us in the game with a chance and we got that! Unfortunately like last week, an inability to maintain high levels of concentration and focus for the full hour cost us along with some clinical finishing from Trojans”
“We will take positives away knowing on form we can match up to any team in the league. Vogwill was on fine form for us again leading the scoring in attack and creating chances around him”
Norwich Knights remain in 3rd place in the league with 8 points.
KINGFISHER (23) v CROYDON (10) – Referee: Adam Dibble
The second match at Aylesford School – Sports Centre was between Kingfisher and Croydon. With both teams dropping points last weekend both were keen to get back to winning ways. It was last seasons runners-up, Kingfishers, who secured the win and two points this week.
The result elevates Kingfisher into 6th place in the league and Croydon remain in the relegation zone in 9th place.
Kingfisher player/coach Chris Martin said: “It’s great to get back to winning ways after a challenging few weeks. I’m really pleased with the teams performance and of course the result today. With the IKF Europa Shield tournament fast approaching I know many of the squad are looking forward testing ourselves against some top European sides in January-2014”
BIRMINGHAM CITY (12) v TORNADOES (15) – Referee: Paul Jeanes
“Birmingham played our best game to date today. On a high after our first Premier League win last week, we carried our momentum into this game against Tornadoes. The whole game was spent trading goals and the result at half time was 6-6. With only 5 minutes to go and the game tied at 12-12, it looked as though the hard work would pay off and Birmingham would come away with a valuable 1 point. At 12-13,
Birmingham attempted some tactics in order to win the ball back, however Tornadoes clinical shooting saw them pull away to win 15-12. Bring on Bearsted next week!” Birmingham City player/coach Jess Beale.
After the result Corinne Buckland, Tornadoes Coach said “It took us longer to get into the game. Birmingham started of well, very controlled, very patience. We brought ourselves back into the game and by the end of the game, we were deserved winners. Very pleased to pick up the last 4 points, which move us now up the table. Looking forward to next week!”
NOMADS () v BEARSTED () – Referee: Toby Parsons
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