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Croydon 2 live life on the edge but best Supernova 1

Croydon 2 were once again on the road in their 3rd game of the LRL reason this time taking on Supernova 1 at Millwall F.C.'s 'The Lions Den'. Both teams came into the fixture having failed to register a point thus far and something would have to give on a foggy day in which local traffic delayed most of the team.

For the 3rd successive game Croydon were forced into changes and lined up with Marc Brazzill, Nigel Hudspith, Hannah Robinson and Ren Williamson start in first attack; which left Janine Bovey, Simon Mills (c), Kim Munro and Simon Pavey to assume initial defensive duties.

The blues started brightly and took an early lead before almost immediately being pegged back by their hosts. A busy opening 10 minutes saw Nova then push into the lead, Croydon levelled but were soon behind again through a penalty. The visitors rallied however and started to find their rhythm around the post banging in 4 unanswered goals to take a 3 goal lead at 3-6. Nova stemmed the flow but Croydon responded once again to restore their 3 goal cushion.

Croydon were defending superbly and that forced a rethink from their opponents who started attacking through their girls which paid dividends reducing and cancelling the visitors advantage with half time approaching. Mills (eventually) called a time out with Brazzill clearly struggling with illness and this prompted a rethink of tactics in that division, something that came up trumps for the blues as they returned to action and scored 3 in short order before the ref's half time whistle. 7-10 at the break.

During the interval it was pointed out that while the next goals were important, if they didn't go Croydon's way the team would need to keep their heads and not allow it to affect them as it has in the past. It would prove to be key advise as indeed the first 3 goals went to their opponents, again through their girls and the score was level again at 10-10.

There was then an exchange of fire as both teams traded goals, despite his illness, Brazzill was in particularly fine scoring form for the blued. It was the home side, however, who edged ahead for the first time and after around 10 minutes the score was 13-12 to the home side.


The game was anything but over though, Croydon's defence was superb and with Captain Mills crashing home a couple of timely efforts from range, Croydon pushed themselves back in front with another 4 goal streak and were now 16-13 up entering the final 10. The team continued working hard and remaining solid in defence to deny Nova, but eventually Nova's girls tricky movements earned them a free pass and some space courtesy of some interesting blocks that saw them score twice to set up a nervy finish; 16-15.

With 5 minutes left on the clock, Croydon again looked to their defence and while the attack simply couldn't find the killer basket to secure the points, the other section were heroic and held firm to deny the hosts a way back. As the seconds ticked by Croydon called their final time out looking for a way to close out the game, it seemed to work as the referee then realised the time was already up and blew the final whistle much to the teams surprise/delight!


A fantastic game of korfball, especially for the neutral, ended with Croydon 2 picking up their first 2 points of the season. The team fought superbly and started to show what they are capable of after starting to gel as a unit. A much better defensive performance just about won the game and special mention must go to Brazzill who despite almost fainting before half time still managed a glowing performance and 5 goals to boot!

Match Report by Simon
  
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Final Score: Supernova 1 15 vs 16 Croydon 2


S Mills
(6)

M Brazzill
(5)

N Hudspith
(1)

S Pavey
(1)

K Munro
(2)

J Bovey
(1)

H Robinson
(0)

L Williamson
(0)

Submitted by Simon | Scoring Breakdown |

No swanning around as Croydon 3 keep the wins coming!

A new look Croydon 3 started their early fixture at Royal Russell looking to keep up the winning streak this season. They started with Dom, Alex, Anna and Charlotte in attack and Ed, Craig, Zoe and Julia in first defence. The game was a slow starter and needed a penalty to get the scores going-well Dom missed the penalty but scored from the rebound off the rim. He then added a quick fire second from under the basket 2-0. Then, not to be outdone, Ed took it upon himself to also bag a brace of goals and the half then dragged out until half time 4-0.
Then after the break the swans found their shooting boots and bagged the next goal 4-1. But Dom was having none of this and bagged another from close range, 5-1. Then the swans scored again and it looked like the next goal would be crucial, so Ed settled the nerves to get his third of the game 6-2. Dom then uncharacteristically missed another penalty and missed a pretty simple runner, before getting his 4th of the game from a well executed runner. Alex then put a bit of gloss on the performance with the shot of the game to finish the score at 8-2.
Although it was a different line up everyone played their part in a good win. Charlotte collect well, Zoe was a constant menace, Anna controlled her section, Jules played well even after an injury scare, Craig kept on popping up in the right places, Alex scored a beauty, Ed ran and ran and ran and also bagged 3 goals and Dom didn't let his penalty woes affect his game. Well played all-lets keep this winning momentum going!

Match Report by Dom

Final Score: Croydon 3 8 vs 2 Croydon Swans


D Bradford
(4)

E Chaney
(3)

A Burr
(1)

C Stevens
(0)

C Feakins
(0)

A Jeanes
(0)

J Johnson
(0)

Z Shewell
(0)

Submitted by Dom | Scoring Breakdown |

CKC5 hit 15 against Mitcham 2

Match report not written yet

Final Score: Croydon 5 15 vs 9 Mitcham 2


T Raffield
(4)

B Burr
(2)

S Chadd
(2)

P Westbury
(2)

J Hudspith
(3)

H Raffield
(2)

D Wright
(0)

A McDanell
(0)

E Sturgess
(0)

Submitted by Ben | Scoring Breakdown |

Croydon 3 subdue Swans

The Swans made the trip to Royal Russell for the first time this season to play Croydon 3. The Swans set out slightly differently to normal as Sturge switched from her normal section and joined Walsh, Green and Will (making his Korfball debut) in first defence in a ploy to try and keep the dangerous Jeanes quiet. First attack was White, Galloway, Smith and Sheahan. The opening stage of the game was quite cagey with both teams creating early chances but failing to capitalise. However two quick goals settled Croydon quicker than the Swans which proved pivotal as they capitalised on a shaky and nervous looking Swans to further extend their lead to 4-0. This sparked some fight into the Swans who with Walsh's section keeping Croydon at bay with some dogged defence, attack began to create scoring opportunities. Unfortunately White and Co’s radar wasn’t quite set right and some great chances to pull themselves back into the game went begging.

After a frank and honest discussion at half time the Swans came out determined not to let the game get away from them and to show some of the spirit and fight that so often epitomises their performances. Galloway quickly opened up an opportunity and finished smartly from 2m to give the Swans a small glimmer of hope. Sturgess showed her intentions with some fierce battling against her opponent, which led to the ball going back to the Swans attacking half for a short while. However as so often during the game, despite their best efforts the possession enjoyed in attack couldn’t be converted into goals. Whilst Croydon quietly and clinically went about building an unassailable lead. Another great bit of defensive work from Sheahan led to the Swans turning over possession. The attack slowed play down and patiently worked the ball around, space opened up for Will who scored an amazing long shot, to cap off a great debut performance. This was to be the final highlight for the Swans as Croydon closed out the game to run out deserved winners 8-2. Despite the score line the Swans will look to bounce back immediately next week against Bec 4.

Well done Croydon on the victory, a great game played in the right spirit and one the Swans will definitely aim to learn from as they continue to find their feet at this level. Thanks to Kathy for reffing and those who came along to watch.



Match Report by Roger

Final Score: Croydon 3 8 vs 2 Croydon Swans


W Giles
(1)

J Smith
(0)

B Walsh
(0)

R White
(0)

J Galloway
(1)

J Green
(0)

E Sturgess
(0)

A McDanell
(0)

C Sheahan
(0)

Submitted by Ben | Scoring Breakdown |
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