England Korfball League: Week 3
The England Korfball League returned after a three week International break. There were just two matches completed in week 3 of the Premier Division this weekend (15/16 November). The derby match, Kingfisher v KV was postponed on Saturday night after a problem with the venue – A new date for the match will be confirmed in due course.
Tornades 11-24 Nomads
Referee: Adam Dibble
Nomads new signing Carina Lamelas impressed in her first match for the Epsom based team, scoring seven goals, six from open play and one free-pass.
Speaking after the match Corinne Buckland, Tornadoes coach said: “A good performance from a very young Tornadoes team.
“At the moment Tornadoes are rebuilding youngsters like Laura Morris (15) and Elise Sparks (14) stepping into the National League. Very positive.
“We have a positive group and we will work hard each game”
Nomads Head coach Dave Butters said “It was important to get back to winning ways and achieve some continuity in our play, which is proving very difficult with the disjointed start to the fixtures this season”
England senior International and Nomads star, Sytze Bijker said: “'[It was a] great all-round team performance in both attack and defence which was good to see after a few weeks in between games due to the international break.
“Carina [Lamelas] shot well from the outside. We defended very tight throughout the match which made it difficult for Tornadoes to score.
“I was impressed with Tornadoes’ and England youth International Elise Sparks who made her league debut and scored three well worked goals”
Bimringham City 11-26 Norwich Knights (4-11)
Referee: Steve Jones
Norwich Knights moved up into 4th place in the league with a 11-26 win over Birmingham City who are still in search of their first win of the season.
Knights head coach, Joe Stirling speaking after the victory said: “We are happy to be returning home with another two points.
“Birmingham are a physical team that fought for every loose ball.
“We had a seven goal lead at half-time, despite that, we knew that the second half needed an improvement in the speed and accuracy of our passing. Secondly we worked harder in defence to get the ball back quicker.
“Vogwill top scored with 13 goals and Versteegh continued her form as the league’s top female scorer with five goals today”
The England Korfball League returns next weekend (23 November) with three matches; Bec v Trojans, Norwich Knights v Tornadoes and Birmingham City v Kingfisher.