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Croydon 3 come up with the Wright stuff in Highbury 3 thumping

The 3rd team headed up to Dalston, North London, the new home of Highbury KC with a slightly changed team from the week before. Dom, Steve, Anna and Jocelyn started in first attack, leaving Andy, Ed, Susan and Zoe in defence.

The game started in the new light and airy hall with Anna slotting in a mid-distance long shot. Steve, pressuring his player with the ball out of defence, and his opponent, obviously not used to the tight defence, was a little unhappy and shoved and swore at Steve. The referee warned both players that any further incidences would result in a card. Not bad after 2 minutes into the game ! Thankfully Anna diffused the situation by slotting in another lovely long range shot. All change.

The other section created more space for themselves and were able to pass the ball around more dynamically creating opportunities. With Andy stepping into the feed position, this enabled Susan to bag a brace of runners taking the scoreline to 4-0. Highbury found themselves on the scoresheet with a goal either side of a long shot from Steve.

Andy & Ed were out collecting their boys under the post and were able to recycle the ball well and feed the girls from around the court. Another runner from Susan resulted in a converted penalty.

At half time (7-2) Dom encouraged Jocelyn to continue running her girl as she was getting chances. After some good play and ball retention, Anna gained a free pass. With a shout from the sideline who clocked was Dom completely on his own under the post, Anna, selflessly passed to him who converted to get his name on the scoresheet and take the score to 8-2. Susan, tired of running in, slotted in a 5m shot before Highbury scored their penultimate goal. Jocelyn continued to run her girl as well as collecting loose balls, but unfortunately, the runners and long shots just didn’t drop. After Steve's burst of speed towards the korf to bag a runner, Anna got her third of the game a couple of meters out.

With experience showing through, everyone in Andy's section was able to have a plethora of chances from all around the court. Zoe would have had a lovely running in shot, but Susan was unable to catch the ball to pass it....sorry! However, it was Andy who slotted in the next goal for Croydon to take the scoreline to 12-3. After Highbury scoring their final goal of the game, it was Steve and Dom from around the post bagging another goal each before Andy getting his second of the game making the score 15-4 at the final whistle.

This was a good, solid and enjoyable game from an experienced Croydon side.



Match Report by SusanW
  
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Final Score: Highbury 3 4 vs 15 Croydon 3


S Wright
(4)

A Withers
(2)

D Bradford
(2)

E Chaney
(0)

S Wright
(4)

A Jeanes
(3)

J Galloway
(0)

Z Shewell
(0)

Submitted by Andy | Scoring Breakdown |

Another line up another win for Croydon 4

The 4s were hoping to continue their winning start to the season with the line up differing again from last week. We were lucky to get Karen J and her boyfriend Mark B to supplement team numbers (Mark never having played in a match before); unfortunately, after much ringing round we were still a lady short.

Being short of a player we decided to let Highbury set up first before deciding on ends, it ended up with Mark W, Vicky, Paul and Verena in first attack, leaving Craig, Karen and Mark B in defence.

With the 3s having a convincing win hopes were high. Mark W started the scoring fairly quickly with Highbury’s reply coming soon after. All change, it became clear quite quickly that Highbury had a couple of novice players so even though we were a player down we still managed to find space fairly easily. This resulted in Karen slotting home a long shot and Craig completing a nice little runner (even if I do say myself, shame all the other runners I did after didn’t go the same way!). Mark W scored another and Karen also hit another long shot (even Karen was impressed with this) whilst Highbury continued to keep on our heels. The half finished at 5-3 to us; whilst the scores were close it always felt that we were on top and we just needed our shots to go in.

The second half saw a prolonged attack with a lot of shots, runners and recycling happening in Mark W’s section but just not going in; Paul, Verena and Vicky were all getting good opportunities which is always good to see as we didn’t do that enough last season.
Mark W broke the deadlock with a well taken free pass but Highbury once again responded. The rest of the half is a bit sketchy for me but I recall the goals: Verena scored a couple of nice 3m shots, Karen had a couple of runners (Highbury’s spare girl being new didn’t step away from the post to defend), Craig eventually converting on the numerous shots and runners he had tried throughout the game and finally Mark B scoring his first Korfball goal on his second penalty. Highbury kept on our tails up to 10-7 but we then continued to defend well with the final score ending at 13-7.

A good all round performance, plenty of shots and scoring opportunities backed up by solid defending.

A number of contenders for MVP but it went to Verena, she scored twice in only her second ever Korfball game and showed good movement with a solid defence. Well played!

Thank you everyone who travelled to Highbury’s new location.


Match Report by Craig | Updated by Craig
  
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Final Score: Highbury 4 7 vs 13 Croydon 4


C Stevens
(3)

M Wright
(3)

M Birch
(1)

P Westbury
(0)

K James
(4)

V Trend
(2)

V Goode
(0)

Submitted by Craig | Scoring Breakdown |

Swans sink in battling defeat

Following the five all draw at Supernova two weeks previously, Swans travelled to Highbury's new home ground, Petchey academy in good sprits. With Coach Walsh not feeling 100%, Stevenson came out of retirement and Richards performed his league debut.

In first attack was White, Richards, Kelly and Sturgess and first defence of Stevenson, Smith, Green, and McDanell. Highbury started well with a patient attack but the defence section played superbly and were all putting pressure on their opponents and fighting for every loose ball. Attack were working hard as a team with Richards high in energy and Kelly finding the feed but the team were struggling to put the ball into the basket.

The first 10 minutes consisted of both teams shooting a barrage of different shots, but it was Highbury to score the first two goals. Sections switched and the swans continued to fight. With a tight defence and great ball movement in attack, shots were going up at both ends but not sinking into the korf, much to both teams frustration. As half time arrived, it was 2-0 to the home team.

Coach Walsh at half time praised the teams fighting spirit and suggested more of the same, particularly continuing the solid defence.

As both teams returned, Highbury continued their patient build up of play which was rewarded with 2 more goals. Substitutions of Galloway for Green and Walsh for Richards meant there was a slight switch around in sections. Attack maintained a high tempo and gaps began to open up. This resulted in White getting inside his man and scoring a well executed shot from under the basket. Highbury scored another goal making it 5-1.

Sections switched and the Swans quickly came back fighting when McDanell beat her girl and accomplished her first league goal with a lovely running in shot. The energy and concentration never faltered from the Swans and with another goal from Highbury, the final score was 6-2.

Swans should be extremely proud of their performance as they gave Highbury a very competitive game in a new league. MVP goes to Mcdanell for her tireless work in defence and scoring her first league goal. Special thanks to all the support and advice from the other Croydon players too. The Swans look forward to taking on Highbury 3 next week!

Match Report by Emma | Updated by Emma
  
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Final Score: Highbury 2 6 vs 2 Croydon Swans


R White
(1)

J Smith
(0)

M Stevenson
(0)

B Walsh
(0)

A McDanell
(1)

L Kelly
(0)

E Sturgess
(0)

J Galloway
(0)

J Green
(0)

Submitted by Ben | Scoring Breakdown |
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