The Vikings rule the land: Brown's brilliance helps Ely Vikings Korfball team to title success

PUBLISHED: 12:27 09 May 2016 | UPDATED: 12:27 09 May 2016

Ely Vikings Korfball team celebrate their Cambridgeshire Korfball Association League One success. Front row: Don McDonald, Sue White, George Notley, Chris Brown (captain) Hannah Brown, Martin Brown. Back row: Jaz Radford, Jackie Smith, Oscar Edwards, Charlotte Marsh and Olly Watts.

Ely Vikings Korfball team celebrate their Cambridgeshire Korfball Association League One success. Front row: Don McDonald, Sue White, George Notley, Chris Brown (captain) Hannah Brown, Martin Brown. Back row: Jaz Radford, Jackie Smith, Oscar Edwards, Charlotte Marsh and Olly Watts.

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Ely Vikings cemented their place as Cambridgeshire's finest Korfball team after soaring to league success for the second year in a row.

The Vikings trailed their opponents, Cambridge Tigers, before their encounter, and knew that a win must be secured in order to lift the title.

Tigers roared into a 5-4 lead, before the Vikings hit back to take an 8-6 lead into half time.

A scintillating second half performance, including five goals apiece from Olly Watts and Chris Brown, four from Charlotte Marsh and one from Sue White gave Vikings a vital 15-14 victory, much to the delight of captain, Chris Brown.

He said: “It’s been a long, hard season with every squad member playing their part in the league title. It’s a fantastic achievement.”

Brown’s final day goal tally saw him smash the CKA goal scoring record in a single season, with the Vikings man notching a record-high 63 goals.

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