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Croydon beaten to the Kwiek

Although it was remembrance Sunday, a day for remembering heroes, it will be a day Croydon will want to forget.

The game got off to a late start due to the late arrival of the referee but Croydon stayed composed and a middle distance shot from Saskia de Jager gave Croydon an early lead. goals were traded at both ends and within 5 minutes the game was tied at 2-2. Two well-worked attacks ended with long shots from Carr-Taylor and George to give Croydon to a two goal lead.


Butters ran his opponent several times during the first half and won several penalties which he converted himself and with a 3 goal lead all seemed to be looking for Croydon. But the hosts were made in the match after a long shot against Carr-Taylor and two more Kwiek goals against Withers and Jones again brought the home side level at 6-6. Another surge from Croydon again took the visitors 4 goals clear with de Jager dropping off, Carr-Taylor converting a penalty, Jones with a running in shot and Butters converting another penalty. With four minutes to half time the call from the coach was to keep possession something which Croydon found very hard to do and they were true to form bad passing and poor shot selection giving Kwiek the opportunity to score 3 goals, leaving the sides at 9-11 at half time.


After a brief half time interval and words of encouragement from the coach the teams came out for what looked like an exciting half. The first real opportunity fell to Carr-Taylor who failed to score from the penalty spot so when the next penalty was awarded Jeanes stepped up and converted with great composure. From this point Croydon seemed to fall apart, their attacks dwindled into non-existence. Four unanswered goals from Kwiek took them into a 13-12 and Croydon's hope of victory seemed to disappear. Butters, in desperation, fired a barrage of long shots unfortunately to no avail and leaving the rest of the section a bit out in the cold. Lack of awareness and openings left the other section confused and disgruntled. Kwiek brought on Corinne Buckland and she was quick to get onto the scoresheet netting a couple of simple chances. Another penalty conversion from Jeanes brought the game to 13-13 and gave Croydon one last glimmer of hope. With five minutes to go Kwiek seemed to take the upper hand of what was previously a very dull second half and three unanswered goals from Kwiek took to victory.

For Croydon their inability to keep possession and poor shot selection will be the points to take home. They will be boosted next week by the expected return of suspended Steve Jones, to add some steel in attack.

Report: Ross Carr-Taylor



Match Report by Andy

Final Score: Kwiek 1 16 vs 13 Croydon 1


D Butters
(5)

R Carr-Taylor
(3)

P Jeanes
(1)

A Withers
(0)

S de Jager
(2)

K Jones
(1)

S Withers
(1)

L MacKay-Elliott
(0)

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Croydon 2 downed by poor 2nd half

Croydon 2 played a fairly average Kwiek side that was boosted by the appearance of Corrine Buckland, in a match they would be looking to win. It started badly with them getting 2 goals behind early on but a mid-range shot from Zu Omar brought Croydon their first goal but a penalty miss by Nigel Hudspith Croydon left the visitors 4-1 down after 12 minutes. A flurry of Croydon goals though from Hudspith and Dans Pratt and Moore took them into the break 4-5 to the good.

The 2nd half started well with another from Moore but 2 penalties were then conceded to bring teh teams level. Anneka Barretto scored a long shot but Buckland replied for Croydon and from then on spectators were short-changed as neither side managed to get the ball in the basket. Kwiek did manage to score 2 more, unanswered goals though and ended up being the victors, 9-7.

For Croydon it was a similar story to the 1st team, everything seemed under control in the first half but in the 2nd period, things never got going and despite largely keeping the opposition out, they were unable to score themselves.



Match Report by Andy

Final Score: Kwiek 2 9 vs 7 Croydon 2


D Moore
(2)

D Pratt
(2)

N Hudspith
(1)

Z Omar
(1)

A Tydeman
(1)

J Johnson
(0)

T Kentfield
(0)

B Pratt
(0)

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Croydon 3 are beaten by North Downs 2

The third team got of to a good start taking their opportunities well and opening up a two goal lead against a strong North Downs team. For most part of the first half they worked well as a team and scored some good goals: Chrissie Moore with a drop off shot and Leah Palfreyman with a running in shot. Unfortunately the stronger North Downs contingent were too strong for our newer players and by half time the score was 4-7.

The second half got off to a slow start with no goals being scored for the first seven minutes until Chris Etheridge scored a good drop off shot after collecting Andrew Lam's long shot. Unfortunately Croydon couldn't quite claw back the two goal deficit and the goals were traded at each end, Mikey Moore with two goals and Marika Barretto with another to end the game at 8-10. There were a few positive things that came from the game including Lam's enthusiasm and quick learning of the game and the team spirit throughout to name but two.



Match Report by Andy

Final Score: North Downs 2 10 vs 8 Croydon 3


M Moore
(3)

C Etheridge
(1)

M Etheridge
(0)

A Lam
(0)

M Carvey
(2)

C Moore
(1)

L Palfreyman
(1)

V Thomas
(0)

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