Teams Confirmed for Playoffs 2016
The four England Korfball League teams that will compete in the end of season playoffs are now known.
Trojans, Bec, Kingfisher and Nomads have qualified for the England Korfball finals which will take place on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May 2016.
Ahead of today’s matches (10 April) Trojans, Bec and Nomads had already qualified for the playoffs – however, the final placings would be dependant on the results of the day.
TROJANS 17-14 BEC – Referee: Dean Woods
The first match was between Trojans and Bec at Trinity Sports Club, Croydon. Bec went into the match with a 100% win record, including a 20-18 win against Trojans earlier in the season.
It was a closely fought contest. Trojans went into the half-time break ahead, 9-6. Bec countered during the second-half, reducing the deficit to a single goal a number of times, however it was the reigning champions who managed to keep themselves ahead.
Final score 17-14. This meant that both Trojans and Bec finished on 26 points. Teams equal on points are ranked by the results of their head-to-head matches. Therefore, Trojans finish the regular season as the No. 1 ranked team.
KV 18-25 NORWICH KNIGHTS – Referee: Azi Sieber
The second match of the day was between Kent’s KV and Norfolk’s Norwich Knights at Aylesford Sports College. To qualify for a playoff place, Knight’s needed to win and were reliant on other results – they needed Nomads to beat Kingfishers in the lunchtime fixture.
Final score 18-25. Charlie Vogwill top scored for Knights with 9 goals, closely followed by Stan Dunn with 8. The win for Knights moved them onto 14 points in the league.
NOMADS 14-17 KINGFISHER – Referee: Paul Jeanes
Third match was between Nomads and Kingfisher. Nomads on 14 points knew that they had already qualified for the end-of-season playoffs thanks to their earlier results against Norwich Knights. Kingfisher had to win if they wanted a playoff spot.
Both teams traded goals throughout the match and where close up until the final 10 minutes when Kingfisher pulled ahead. Final score 14-17. Kingfisher moved up onto 15 points and into 3rd position in the league. Nomads dropped one place into 4th.
Final league placings after the regular season:
- 1st – Trojans (26 points)
- 2nd – Bec (26 points)
- 3rd – Kingisher (15 points)
- 4th – Nomads (14 points)
The England Korfball end-of-season playoffs and grand final will take place at Whitgift Sports Centre, Croydon on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May 2016.
The semi-finals will be start at 15:00 and 16:30 on Saturday, with the final starting at 16:30 on Sunday 1 May 2016.
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