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Croydon 1 lead Croydon 2 to defeat

Croydon 1 took on the might of Croydon 2, looking to drastically improve on the previous result between the two teams, when Croydon 2 had held their first team to a draw.

Croydon 1 started out with captain for the day, Zu Omar, lined up with Dan Pratt, Lorna Elliott and Grace Stimpson, the same section as in last's week winning match against Bec 3. The other end saw two changes, with Pete Lindsey and Julia Johnson coming into the section with Anna Jeanes and Vernon Ellis.

Despite having to wear sun glasses to counter the brightness of the 2nd team kit, it was the first team who came out firing on all cylinders with Stimpson firing a shot in from way down town. Omar followed this up with a coolly taken running in shot and Croydon 1 had an immediate two-goal cushion, something that they hadn't managed in virtually any match so far this season. Croydon 2 showed their skill and tenacity though, and pulled one back through a Chaney drop-off.

Both teams' defences were working hard, but gaps were opening, and shots, both long and near, were being put up. It was Lindsey who scored next for Croydon 1 though, with a well taken middle distance effort. After the change of ends, Pratt slotted home a drop off of his own, to taken the first team into a rare 3 goal lead. The 3 goal lead was short lived though as Hale replied with his first goal of the game, a neat drop off, and it was end change again.

The B Hale / Lindsey battle was hotting up, as Lindsey scored his second of the day. This was promptly followed by Shewell scoring from medium distance. B Hale then scored again to bring the Croydon 1 lead to a single goal, and both teams picked up the pace in response, searching for that crucial next goal. Hale and Lindsey were still battling, whilst Jeanes and Johnson worked together to prevent their players from securing easy feeds and drop offs. Ellis and Irving were running all over the pitch, both vying for the title of fastest man on the pitch (with Chaney also going for the title too).

In a classic move, Omar dropped off, and calmly put his second goal of the game through the basket, and Croydon 1 had their 2 goal lead again. Lindsey scored his 3rd of the day, with a magnificent effort from miles out. Down the other end H Hale was clearly on something, as she stormed all over the pitch, unlucky not to score one of her shots. She was tracked whereever she went by the tirelessly working Elliot, whilst Stimpson had the task of keeping Shewell as quiet as possible.

Croydon 1 conceded a penalty but Stimpson then scored a 2nd long range effort which was a peach of a shot. B Hale was in fine form, and playing some outstanding Korfball, as he stepped up to score his 3rd from distance. Ellis scored a textbook runner from a Johnson feed, to give Croydon a 3 goal lead going into the half time break.

The half time break saw the Croydon 1 team come out blazing, whilst their opposition seemed a little more tired. Croydon 1 scored 2 on the bounce, the first a great shot under the basket from Johnson, after her trade mark shimmy was seen by Jeanes who sent in a bullet pass. The second was yet another goal from Omar.

B Hale kept Croydon 2 in the match, with a long range effort, but Croydon 1 were on fire and Lindsey scored his 4th of the day with another long shot, before Johnson returned the favour for Jeanes giving her a stunning pass to convert under the basket (13-7).

Elliott was forced from the pitch with a nasty looking injury to her achilles / ankle, and was replaced by Lynda Barker, who immediately looked at home in the section. Croydon 2 pulled 2 back, a rare mix up by Jeanes and Johnson leaving B Pratt to score from a couple of metres out, followed by a B Hale penalty.

With time running out, Ellis scored his second of the day, followed by Chaney for the second team. The final goals were Omar's 4th, and the on-form B Hale's 6th of the day. Croydon 1 will be pleased to have secured a much needed win (15-11) but there was still some areas for improvement.


Match Report by Anna | Updated by Andy
  
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Final Score: Croydon 1 15 vs 11 Croydon 2


P Lindsey
(4)

Z Omar
(4)

V Ellis
(2)

D Pratt
(1)

G Codd
(2)

A Jeanes
(1)

J Johnson
(1)

L MacKay-Elliott
(0)

L Barker
(0)

Submitted by Anna | Scoring Breakdown |

Croydon 2 come up short against Croydon 1

Croydon 2 lined up for the return-grudge-match-fixture against Croydon 1 with Karen James, Ben Hale, Becki Pratt, and Mark Irving in attack. In defence were Adam Champion (c), Ed Chaney, Hannah Hale, and Zoe Shewell.

Croydon 2 brought with them a few secret weapons for the battle. The first tactic was to cause shock and awe amongst the first team with our wicked choice of away shirts (thanks Ben!). Secondly we unleashed Irving to counter the equally speedy and elusive Vernon Ellis. And finally B.Hale had been practising shooting over sky-scrapers to overcome the threat of Pete "Megatron" Lindsey.

In terms of details and goal-scorers you're best off referring to the above match report, but I can report that the 2nd team showed great determination to continously try and claw back the lead claimed and held throughout by the 1st team, and our movement and passing showed massive improvement compared to our recent fixures. Well played 2nd team, and lets keep up the momentum for next Sunday.


Match Report by Zoe | Updated by Andy
  
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Final Score: Croydon 1 15 vs 11 Croydon 2


B Hale
(6)

E Chaney
(2)

A Champion
(1)

M Irving
(0)

B Pratt
(1)

Z Shewell
(1)

H Evans
(0)

K James
(0)

Submitted by Anna | Scoring Breakdown |

Croydon 3 undone by Nomads long shooting

Match report not written yet

Final Score: Nomads 3 11 vs 6 Croydon 3


S Chadd
(1)

L James
(1)

P Jeanes
(1)

A Burnham
(0)

L Barker
(3)

D Aindow
(0)

S Baker
(0)

S Robinson
(0)

Submitted by Anna | Scoring Breakdown |

Croydon 4 continue winning streak over high flying Woking 2

Croydon 4 had their best result of the season so far with this amazing win over Woking 2. After playing the reverse fixture only a couple of weeks ago, and winning there, the team were full of confidence that they could do the same again on home turf.

Thanks to the growing fame of the team, the local paper sent a reporter, and a photographer, to capture this memorising match. They were left in the capable hands of bench warmer Sarah Withers, who kept up a running commentary throughout the match.

The team were in scorching form, with every player getting on the scoresheet. Woking 2, although lying second in the division, just couldn't cope with the lightening pace of the Croydonites. Croydon's defence was awesome, not conceding a single goal, and much of this was due to the team's ability to put a staggering 10 goals on the scoresheet.

Well done to the 4ths for another win.

*** Ok, so although the 4th team players were raring to go, and really wanted to play this fixture, unfortunately Woking 2 had to pull out due to injury and unavailability of their players, so the result was a walkover to Croydon 4 ***



Match Report by Anna

Final Score: Croydon 4 10 vs 0 Woking 2


D Bradford
(1)

J Dean
(1)

A Forey
(1)

M Lavine
(1)

S Hole
(2)

D Wyatt
(2)

C Feakins
(1)

H Rand
(1)

Submitted by Anna | Scoring Breakdown |

Croydon Hawks play well in their first game of the season

Croydon Hawks played their first match of the season against an athletic and skilful Nomads team. The juniors played on a full-size pitch, with a full-sized 3m post and a size 4 ball.

For the Hawks there was a real mix of playing experience. Ben Obee, Stephen Gooch, Michael Gooch, and Adam Dack, were joined by newcomers Ryan O'Connor, Callum O'Connor, Bethney Matlock and the young Jeanes boys Zach and Oscar.

The Croydon Hawks team started well with Obee scoring a perfect long shot, but the height and speed of the visiting Nomads team soon began to tell and they went into a deserved lead. The Hawks never gave up though and battled with their opponents, learning and improving with each minute that passed. Matlock followed her attacking opponent all over the pitch, defending well, especially given that it was her first Korfball match, and she has only been training with the club since Christmas.

Ryan O'Connor used his strength to pass some great balls across the section and he was unlucky not to get on the score sheet. Younger brother Callum O'Connor, who was 2 years younger than many of the other players on the pitch, zipped around the pitch getting into space and passing well.

Obee and Dack combined well, picking up interceptions and passing into space to create goals. At the other end it was Gooch and Gooch who were showing their skill putting up strong shots that just failed to hit the target, but also passing strongly and supporting the less experienced members of their team.

The older Jeanes brother (Zach) defended really well, getting two defended shot decisions from the ref, although this was probably because his attacker couldn't actually see him due to the huge height difference! Young brother Oscar Jeanes came on for the last 5 minutes, and caused a few problems in defence, as he was so small no one could see him!

The Nomads team showed some great Korfball and were worthy winners against the less experienced Croydon Hawks, but both teams worked hard, and enjoyed themselves, and showed Korfballing spirit. Croydon will have learnt a lot from this encounter and are already looking forward to playing more games.

Thanks to Nomads and their coaches/supporters for coming to play this friendly, and to the Croydon players, coaches and supporters for making it happen.


Match Report by Anna | Updated by Andy

Final Score: Croydon U9s 3 vs 14 Nomads U11s


B Obee
(2)

S Gooch
(1)

A Dack
(0)

M Gooch
(0)

Z Jeanes
(0)

O Jeanes
(0)

Submitted by Anna | Scoring Breakdown |
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