This week’s match reports!
The 1sts from Rebecca:
On Saturday the Firsts had their 3rd National League game of the season against Kingfisher! Last season we had one draw and one loss against this team so we knew it was a game with a win within reach! The game started splendidly, and within the first 10 minutes we stormed ahead and took a quick 6 goal lead. Kingfisher started to lose their heads, and we used our momentum to finish the first half 19-8. Woop!! We knew that the game wasn’t won yet. We had to come back into the second half with the exact same intensity! At the start of the second half, Kingfisher scored 2 quick goals which had us a bit worried. But we kept our heads, and with wicked support from thunder and fellow SW Korfball clubs on the sideline, we were able to secure our first win of the season! 28-19 to us 🙌🏻💙 booooooom. Thank you so much for all the support on Saturday, it honestly helps so much 💙
The 3rds from Michael:
Thunder 3 16 – Taunton 1 16
On Saturday Thunder 3 took on league leaders Taunton 1 and put on one of their most resilient and tenacious performances of the season.
The expected longshots and physicality came at us but we were able to quickly adapt and use our skills in defending to frustrate the opposition and keep the scores level at half time.
The 2nd half saw Taunton stretch out a four goal lead but by playing tactically to our strengths and their weaknesses we were able to reel them back in. Where their boys excelled their girls struggled allowing Sophie, Beth, Anna and Anthea to put in sensational performances pulling our deficit back to a tie within the dying minutes.
The team are extremely pleased with themselves taking a point off of such a strong and experienced side, a point which has helped us climb another place in the table!
MVPs Stephen and Anthea.
The 4ths from Alex:
Thunder 4 11 – 14 Bristol City 2
A solid performance for the 4s this weekend unfortunately ended with a loss to a clinical Bristol City 2.
We took an early lead and looked to be cruising but the opposition slowly chipped away at a really solid defence until it was all square for a large portion of the match. It came down to the last minutes all square and City just managed to squeeze ahead before a heroically close comeback was cut short by the final whistle.
Overall lots of positives in our first match with 8 players (and a sub!) including an impressive debut – well done all!!