5 January 2014

Dean Woods


EKL Premier League – Week 10 – 05 January 2013

We’re back after the Christmas break! Welcome to 2014 and the first round of matches of the New Year in England’s Premier korfball league. There were four matches on Sunday 05 January after the match between Birmingham City and KV was postponed.


NOMADS (27) v TORNADOES (13) – Referee: Dave Ansell.

Nomads continued their winning streak with a comfortable 27-13 (HT 12-1) win over Tornadoes at Epsom College today with Sytze Bijker again top scoring for the home side with nine goals. The result keeps Nomads in 3rd place in the league table. The result against Nomads is the fourth consecutive defeat for Tornadoes in the league – Tornadoes attention will now be on next week’s fixture against Croydon.


KINGFISHER (18) v NORWICH KNIGHTS (20) – Referee: Steve Jones.

Norwich Knights started 2014 as they finished 2013 with a victory, the team from Norwich have now won back to back matches in the Premier League. The two points from today’s match keeps Knights in 4th place in the league table – on 14 points – in the last play-off positions. Kieron Hicks top scored for Kingfishers with five goals.


Kingfisher’s coach, Chris Martin said “Norwich deserved the win, they upped the intensity in the second half to disrupt our game plan.” The teams traded goals throughout the first half and for the majority of the second half. Knights scored four unanswered goals in the final 7 minutes of the match to secure victory.


BEC (34) v BEARSTED (6) – Referee: David Bond.

The team in black and yellow brushed aside Bearsted today, winning comfortably 34 goals to 6. The win for Bec keeps the side from London at the top of the Premier League thanks to their superior goal difference over Trojans who are also on 18 points.


CROYDON (12) v TROJANS (36) – Referee: Brian Carswell.

Five in a row this week – for both teams, five wins for Trojans and five defeats for Croydon. Trojans scored the most goals this weekend beating Bec by two goals, however the team from Tooting, London (Bec KC) increased their overall goal difference as they only conceded six goals versus Bearsted.


Croydon coach, Ross Carr-Taylor said “our performance was no where near the level that we have been recently. Trojans passing and shooting was good as always”


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The next match in the Premier League takes place on Sunday 12 January with all ten teams in action.