Korfball: Fresh-faced Vikings notch up debut wins ahead of target

PUBLISHED: 09:23 23 November 2006 | UPDATED: 13:36 04 May 2010

THE Vikings have been going from strength to strength with a string of good performances and a cash boost of almost £7,000 for the club. The newest korfball club in Cambridgeshire, which is based in Ely, received a £6,987 grant from the Littleport-based A

THE Vikings have been going from strength to strength with a string of good performances and a cash boost of almost £7,000 for the club.

The newest korfball club in Cambridgeshire, which is based in Ely, received a £6,987 grant from the Littleport-based ACRE, the Cambridgeshire branch of the Local Network Fund, which helps children and young people.

Laura Matthews, who plays for the club, said: "The money will go towards essential new equipment including a new kit for the under-16 team who are about to embark on the National Championships in Kent."

The first and second teams both picked up their first competitive wins recently.

A Laura Matthews hat-trick helped the first team beat Cambridge City III 5-2, whilst the second team beat Cambridge Tigers away 2-0, with youngster Sam Duffield scoring both goals.

In their most recent match the second team came desperately close to pulling off a shock result against Littleport Lions IV. But after a thrilling match the Lions, featuring a National League player, won 4-3 with the decisive goal coming in the dyeing minutes.

Vikings head coach Lee Matthews said: "The players have come on leaps and bounds and I really did not expect to get a win this side of Christmas, but the players are working hard in training and the great team-work is paying off."

n To find out more about Vikings Korfball Club, contact Laura Matthews on 01353 648568 or via e-mail: slomo888@hotmail.com

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