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Croydon 1 enjoyed a close game at Medway

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Final Score: KV Korfball 1 18 vs 14 Croydon 1


T Clarke
(8)

R Carr-Taylor
(1)

N Hudspith
(0)

L James
(2)

V Ellis
(0)

J Hudspith
(1)

S Wright
(1)

G Codd
(0)

B Pratt
(1)

H Robinson
(0)

Submitted by Jane | Scoring Breakdown |

Croydon fight back to avoid end of season defeat

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Final Score: Bec 3 14 vs 14 Croydon 2


S Mills
(6)

V Ellis
(2)

P Lindsey
(2)

E Chaney
(0)

A Jeanes
(3)

K Bradford
(1)

A Campbell
(0)

B Lockett
(0)

Submitted by Simon | Scoring Breakdown |

Croydon 3's last game ends early!

Ian let the train take the strain of getting to the match, Dom collected Keri and I took the rest. We were the last to arrive I had a mini heart attack as only Dom and Ian were in the hall so I thought he'd forgotten Keri. Highbury were playing a friendly against supanova so as a team we did some gentle running in the corridor until the hall was free. We then did some shooting and I said to ref at 12.13 shall we start.

First attack Charlotte, Ian, Keri and Stephen leaving defence as Adam, Dom, Janine and myself. We defended well and our attack attacked well. The ball was passing around well with new players in each section and I think the first goal went to Keri. A lovely 4m pop into the korf from the back. Unfortunately I think I then let a similar goal from my girl so all change. Our new defence were strong and we were playing the ball around but without success until Dom found Keri's hot spot and scored. We then let in shots with the last goal before half time being from Ian and the hot spot! Score athalf time 6 - 3 to them.

Talk to watch passes, the space going into and look where passing. Follow shots and make sure the ball is yours.

Just as we start second half a staff member says we only have 10 mins to be in the hall?! So it was rush and make the time count. Ian scored so as Dom said they won the first half and we won the second half but overall the team want me to push for a draw as that would be fair.

I gave MVP to Adam as through the game I accused him of making me give him bad passes for his running in shots and gave him the V sign but only trying to get him to vere. Both Charlotte and Janine fitted in nicely managing to put up shots and gain possession through defending but MVP can only go to one person.
I'll do an end of season report next week we'll played guys and see you all at training as you all seem to be missing the quiz night!? X


Match Report by Lorna

Final Score: Supernova 2 6 vs 4 Croydon 3


I de la Mothe
(2)

D Bradford
(1)

S Gooch
(0)

A Stevens
(0)

K Akif
(1)

J Bovey
(0)

C Feakins
(0)

L MacKay-Elliott
(0)

Submitted by Lorna | Scoring Breakdown |

Only a friendly with Mitcham 3 but good to end with a win

It was a friendly match with a 3 way competition. Mitcham 3 vs Croydon Swans vs Croydon 4. Mitcham had a section of 8 thus playing a normal game Croydon Swans had 4 and Croydon 4 had 4 making up the other conglomerate team. I am pleased to say that Croydon 4 came out on top with scoring being shared around. (scoring result is a guess so please amend as necessary).
Many thanks to both Sarah's for their advice and comments and also to Paul who I am sure will be pleased to hear that when Craig and I put into practice what you where getting across on Thursday (passing the ball out wide) surprise surprise loads of space, free and clear for running in shots.

Many thanks to the Swans who made up the other section to enable the game.

Just the one goal for me, I'm sure the Swans section scored too. Defo thanks to Swans for helpining out, was nice to end the season with win. Craig

Match Report by David | Updated by Craig

Final Score: Mitcham 3 3 vs 8 Croydon 4


D Hughes
(2)

C Stevens
(1)

P Aish
(0)

B Burr
(0)

S Hole
(2)

S Withers
(2)

Submitted by David | Scoring Breakdown |

Swans achieve season objective and take 4th spot

Swans travelled to Trinity, their bogey venue, with a strong squad of 10 ready to take on Mitcham 2 and exceed the seasons expectations by finishing 3rd in the league. Coach Walsh’s theory that playing for Croydon 4 the game before would help people get in the right mind-set for the big match was unfortunately unfounded. The game had a very familiar feel to that of the same fixture at the very beginning of the season with Mitcham starting far better and racing to a 6 – 0 lead. Some good finishing from distance coupled with some alert play around the post caught the Swans off guard and unfortunately the game was lost within 10 minutes of it starting. The 6th goal was somewhat controversial as Walsh collided with the Mitcham collect and while he lay on the ground Mitcham restarted quickly for their unmarked man to score a simple korf from 2 metres. The swans changed their approach from flight to fight at this point and dominated the remainder of the match.
White buried a beauty from 5 metres followed by a trademark one hander from Smith to take the score to 6-2. Walsh managed to get in the feed and as his man overcommitted he managed to turn for a simple lay up from under the korf. Mitcham replied to take the score to 7-3 before Smith scored from 3 meters on the whistle to salvage what had the makings of a disastrous first half of Korfball. The team talk at half time was very simple was Walsh as it was clear the Swans were being out muscled by a very physical Mitcham side. He urged his side to be more competitive around the post and fight harder for every 50 50 ball. Captain White called for a huddle and with some great support from family members, other members of the squad and the Croydon 4 guys the Swans started the second half pumped up.
A quick start was vital and that is what the Swans got when Sturgess broke her baron spell and calmly dispatched a runner. Mitcham scored again then it was all about the Swans and whether they had enough character to claw the deficit back. Whites section looked well balanced and created a number of chances while George replaced Yearwood and later McDanell replace Green at Walsh’s end as the section struggled to gel. With a very tall boy and girl both taking it in turns to collect and Martin using his speed to good effect the Swans struggled. Smith bagged another lovely one hander from 3 metres then Walsh got a drop off before White got his second of the game with a well worked runner. The score board moved to 9-8 and the noise in the hall was excellent with both sets of supporters urging their respective teams over the finish line.
Mitcham opened up a two goal advantage once more before Sturgess took up a great feed position as she managed all game and supplied Smith with the perfect pass for him to score his 4th of the game and bring the Swans within touching distance of victory. When White buried his runner to take the scores level for the first time the high fives as the sections crossed could be heard from Wimbledon. It seemed as though the momentum was with the Swans and with their supported getting louder and louder the Swans became the favourites to take 3rd spot. Walsh had a couple of chances to put the team one up but failed to convert before Mitcham’s prolific scorer Kamminga scored from 5 metres to put the game to bed. The game was highly physical and competitive however it ended amicably with handshakes and congratulations all round from two teams who must be proud of the seasons they have had.
All players should be proud of how they performed on Sunday. In Walsh’s section Yearwood and George both worked tirelessly to find different positions and open up space on the court. Green and later McDanell battled incredibly hard against a much taller and experienced opponent while Walsh defended well keeping Martin (who had already played for Mitcham’s first team) to one goal. At the other end Sturgess should be commended for her supportive play and a number of the goals scored were thanks to the good feed position she took up. Wendy White had to quickly get used to playing in a different section and taking on the role of collect which she did to great effect. Deciding on MVP was an incredibly tough decision and was between the two goal scorers. Smith proved once again that Trinity is his ground and bagged a superb 4 goals however White shaded MVP with a well taken hat-trick and for his tireless running all game. If Swans had started the game at the scheduled start time of 12.30 rather than 12.45 they would have come away victorious and claimed 3rd spot. Having said this, taking 4th spot in their very first competitive season has proved no mean feat and the Swans will look to pose a real challenge next season.

Match Report by Ben
  
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Final Score: Mitcham 2 11 vs 10 Croydon Swans


J Smith
(4)

R White
(3)

B Walsh
(2)

T George
(0)

L Yearwood
(0)

E Sturgess
(1)

J Galloway
(0)

W White
(0)

J Green
(0)

A McDanell
(0)

Submitted by Ben | Scoring Breakdown |
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