Match Reports 13-1-19

Match reports from the clean sweep of Thunder wins this weekend:

First up from Anna Howbrook with the 4ths:

After a manic morning getting everyone Exeter on time we won 9-8!
Started strong with two long shots fromChester Burbidge and Stacey Mold. Which Exeter then matched with two goals. We took the lead again with a goal from Lewis Ratcliffe. Exeter drew level again. Then Amar Shah came on and got a runner and a long shot in about a minute. But Exeter kept catching back up and we finished half time 6-6.
In the second half we took the lead, and with some great defence particularly from Rohanna Morris we kept the lead, finishing 9-8.
Good game everyone! Thanks Sophie Higgins for coming to coach!
MVPs Rohanna and Amar!

Next up, the 3rd team with el capitan Tom Franks:

While we didn’t quite hit the heights of our last game against them (when we won 37-3), the 3rds won 15-6 against Gloucester. This was our most difficult game of the season so far and the game was tight at 6-5 at half time after a frantic start, but we improved massively in the second half which we won 9-1. MVPs were Sophie Higgins and Michael Greenland, who defended particularly well against someone literally twice my height. Also special mentions to Stacey in her first game for the 3rds who scored a couple of great goals, and Samuel Luke who in his 127th game finally wore a proper pair of shorts! Next game up is the always fun Sunday evening game against Taunton, where hopefully we will be one game closer to winning the league!

And last, but in no way, shape or form least, another win for the 2nds!!

Here was what captain Alex Webb had to say:

Another amazing win for the seconds as we triumphed 12-11 against Cardiff city. A very hard fought win (and not one we were expecting) and we all pulled together and played well for the full 60 minutes. In a game so tight I am super proud of everyone for showing heart and mental toughness to hang on in the last few minutes (a particularly stressful time for the spectators too). Massive thank you to everyone who came down to watch, to the amazing Niki James for shotclocking and our fabulous coach Heidi Paton! We’ve spent the first half of the season losing matches so that teams underestimate us, now to surprise Oxford in our next match!

Don’t forget club training this evening (7-8:30) at SMT and that it is the 2nd week of our beginner-friendly sessions run by Ben Smith! Bring along any friends who wonder what on earth this ‘korfball’ thing is!!