Trojans kept their grip on the top of the English Korfball League as they beat Nomads 18-11 at the Trinity Sports Club on Sunday.
Continuing a mixed season for the visitors in which they have now won four and lost three, Nomads spread the scorers around – led by Olly Bell and Sytze Bijker – but couldn’t outscore Trojans who have yet to lose a match in seven attempts this year. The meeting was the closest between the two since February 2011, where Trojans narrowly edged the league match 19-17. The writing may have always been on the wall, however, as Nomads haven’t been able to conquer the league leaders in their last five showdowns.
Bec maintained a close second in the league after a visit to Medway Park that saw them beat Bearsted 23 points to 9. Four different players scored three goals apiece for Bec, with everyone on the court at the beginning of the game getting on the scoresheet. It’s a far cry from the much closer meeting last year but the reality is that Bearsted are still rock bottom after six games and have an unenviable goal difference of -93.
Joining Bearsted down at the foot of the table is Croydon, who were crushed 26-8 by Tornadoes at Medway in Sunday’s late match. Thomas Holder scored an incredible six goals to help his side achieve victory, bringing balance once again to their topsy-turvy seasons. On the losing side, Anna Jeanes scored half of Croydon’s eight goals, but her four-goal haul wasn’t enough to inspire her fellows to their first victory of the season. They are now only separated from Bearsted and the table’s bottom by just three goals.
With the match between Nottingham and KV seemingly cancelled (or postponed, or just no results available right now), the only other game to be played yesterday was that of Norwich Knights and Kingfisher, the away side leaving Norwich with a 24-9 victory. John Denton scored six and Liam Kirby five. Kingfisher take third place with that win with a game in hand over Nomads, although Nottingham now have a game advantage over them.