Cambs Korfball Side Impress On Debut

PUBLISHED: 11:03 01 February 2010 | UPDATED: 11:13 04 May 2010

THE new Cambridgeshire U16 korfball team (CKA) impressed in their first outing at the weekend as they overcome teams from London and Norfolk to take tournament victory.

 Though it was Cambridgeshire s first outing as a team, and up against established opp

THE new Cambridgeshire U16 korfball team (CKA) impressed in their first outing at the weekend as they overcome teams from London and Norfolk to take tournament victory.

Though it was Cambridgeshire's first outing as a team, and up against established opposition in Norfolk and London at that, they showed an encouraging confidence that saw them secure overall victory.

The first match against Norfolk proved an irresistibly tight affair with the lead changing hands on several occasions. Despite Norfolk going into the lead with full-time fast approaching, CKA managed to come back and were up by two with only a couple of minutes to go. Two late Norfolk goals meant the match ended all square at 10-10.

In their next match CKA took on London and their burgeoning confidence showed as they looked comfortable throughout. After leading for much of the game, CKA stretched away in the final minutes, securing a 13-7 win overall.

All of this meant that the CKA team and Norfolk were tied on three points, but CKA took the competition by virtue of a superior goal difference.

Top scorer on the day was Ely Vikings' Helen Johnson, who scored six goals over the two CKA games. Next best was Vikings' Olly Watts, who scored four goals plus a penalty.

Squad: Joseph Murfitt (Littleport Lions), Toby Clarke, Tom Northfield, Paul Kim, Rebecca West, Charlotte O'Sullivan (Cambridge Tigers), Olly Watts, Alex Seabright, Ant Brolia, Jamie Cranwell, Helen Johnson, Robyn Seabright (Ely Vikings).

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