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Croydon 1 outdone by Kwiek 1

Croydon entertained Kwiek at Royal Russell School, Croydon with one change to their normal line-up, Nigel Hudspith in for Andy Withers. Kwiek brought in the big guns in Dave and Corrine Buckland and both sides must have felt they had a good chance of victory in this fixture in the BKA National League.


Croydon started well with Carla Smith drawing a penalty from the robust Buckland but Buckland was soon to net her own penalty after Dave Butters and Dave Buckland exchanged long shots. Indeed neither side was able to pull far ahead in the first 15 minutes but at 5-7 to the visitors, Croydon called a time-out. This didn't have the desired effect as Buckland scored another long shot to leave the game 5-9 at half time.


Marika Barretto replaced Kim Jones at half time for the hosts and Croydon showed they were not done yet and stormed back with 2 goals from Saskia de Jager and long shots from Paul Jeanes and Smith to leave the game wide open at 9-all. Kwiek hastly called a time-out of their own and within 5 minutes never looked back. They scored 5 unanswered goals as Tony Woodvine found his range and heads began drop. The girls were certainly doing battle on the court and referee Tom Brady's ability to control the game and see the off-the-ball incidents were put into serious doubt but in truth Kwiek were already well ahead by then.


Kwiek did well to come back after Croydon drew level but Croydon will be in doubt that they have a hard season ahead of them now. A vital match against Nomads follows next week where the first win of the campaign is looking essential.



Match Report by Andy

Final Score: Croydon 1 11 vs 17 Kwiek 1


P Jeanes
(3)

D Butters
(1)

R Carr-Taylor
(1)

N Hudspith
(1)

S de Jager
(3)

A Jeanes
(1)

C Smith
(1)

M Carvey
(0)

K Jones
(0)

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Croydon 2's 1st half helps to set up comfortable victory

Croydon 2 did well to put the disappointment of the 1st team to one side and take on a young but agile Kwiek side. Croydon started badly going a goal down early on but from then, they converted numerous chances to rack up 8 unanswered goals. There were 3 from Andy Withers and running-in shots from Sarah George and the Barretto sisters as Croydon ran riot. In truth though Kwiek were playing well and didn't truly deserve the scoreline and Croydon's time-out seemed to give them the re-focus they needed. They scored the next few goals and despite a running in shot for Withers they went into the break only 9-5 down.

Croydon knew they were in for a battle but crucially they were defending well and the clock was being eaten up as Kwiek were unable to find the basket despite lots of shots almost falling in. Long shots from Zu Munshi and then Dan Pratt kept pegging back the visitors as Croydon were able to hold onto a 4 goal lead. A further running-in shot from Withers, after more great support play from the selfless Lynda Barker, looked like a game-winner only for Kwiek to reply with their next shot from distance. However the game was up when George finally scored a long shot (after many shots somehow didn't quite go in) and despite a late goal Kwiek ran out of time having never got near enough to strike.

A great win for a hard-working Croydon team still unfamiliar with each other.



Match Report by Andy

Final Score: Croydon 2 14 vs 10 Kwiek 2


A Withers
(6)

Z Omar
(2)

D Pratt
(2)

G Heath
(0)

S Withers
(2)

A Tydeman
(1)

L Barker
(0)

M Carvey
(1)

J Johnson
(0)

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Croydon 3 rule the roost

"They all played really well"
"I can't say no-one's played badly"
"Piss off you"

Quotes from match reporter, Lynda Barker





Match Report by Lorna

Final Score: Croydon 3 17 vs 10 Pelham 1


A Burnham
(6)

M Moore
(5)

D Smith
(2)

D Hall
(0)

A Furlano
(2)

J Johnson
(1)

B Pratt
(1)

L MacKay-Elliott
(0)

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LKA U11s: West London Wildcats U11s vs Croydon U9s

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Final Score: Croydon U9s 5 vs 0 West London Wildcats U11s

There were no Croydon scorers in this game.
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LKA U11s: Nomads U11s vs Croydon U9s

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Final Score: Croydon U9s 3 vs 2 Nomads U11s

There were no Croydon scorers in this game.
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LKA U11s: Scorpions U11s vs Croydon U9s

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Final Score: Croydon U9s 6 vs 3 Scorpions U11s

There were no Croydon scorers in this game.
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LKA U11s: Scorpions U11s vs Croydon U9s

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Final Score: Croydon U9s 4 vs 2 Scorpions U11s

There were no Croydon scorers in this game.
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