6 May 2017

Dean Woods


Trojans book place in Grand Final

Trojans remain on course for a tenth successive England Korfball League title after they booked their place in the final with a 21-14 win over Kingfisher.

David Brooks top scored for the reigning champions with an 11 goal haul as they led for the majority the game.

Trojans were ahead from the early stages of the game well with goals from Neala Brennan and Tony Woodvine – but Lauren Hall and Ryan Medhurst pulled Kingfisher back level.

The pattern was the same for the next passage of play, with a Trojans two goal lead being pegged back by Kingfisher to make the score four-all.

Sam Brooks then popped up with a goal to back up scores from David Brooks and Brennan to put Trojans into the ascendancy, with a Medhurst goal inbetween.

Medhurst was providing the Trojans defence with plenty to think about – but they held firm, and  it was the Trojans’ attack that kicked up a gear in the lead up to half time.

David Brooks added a couple more to his growing tally, and Jonny Nickerson hit a couple of goals to ensure Trojans would lead at the break.

There was a further goal for each team as the half came to a close – Brennan again for Trojans and Kieron Hicks for Kingfisher.

At the break they went in 12-6 to Trojans.

Trojans continued to stretch their lead in the second half, although it was Medhurst for Kingfisher with two goals who struck first blood in the second half. But once David Brooks added two more there was no way back for Kingfisher.

Medhurst notched another, but Trojans scored the next five through a combination of David Brooks, Nickerson, and Clark to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

Kingfisher scored the next three to ensure the score line remained respectable. Medhurst, Liam Kirby and Liam Geddes with the goals.

Both sides made a number of substitutions as the game wore on. But it was the familiar name of David Brooks who scored his 10th and 11th goals of the match to put a gloss on the win. Although Geddes did score the final goal of the game for Kingfisher, the final score 21-14.

Trojans will go into tomorrow’s final in high spirits, while Kingfisher will compete in the 3rd place playoff safe in the knowledge they gave Trojans a good game.