View from the parents of the U11s
JackT, JackW (U9!) and Millie all represented London (Dark Blues) in the U11s last weekend at the Youth Internet Areas.
In their very first game the Dark Blues had a tough draw against eventual winners Kent but still kept their heads up despite this first lost. In their second match they defended exceedingly well beating Cambridge 3-1 with the second goal coming from Millie.
After lunch they had to face the other London team (Light Blues). A hug between good friends Libby (Light Blues) and Millie (Dark Blues) before having to go on to mark one another, before the Light Blues ran out the winners (2-4). And following on the Dark Blues lost again (1-4) to South Midlands but with some courageous defending from JackT against a very tall and seemingly natural basketball player.
As the day got later they managed a 3-3 draw with North London (Harrow) and a win against Cambridge for the second time (2-1).
Our players showed perseverance and determination and will have learnt a lot (extremely good defence, some new Korfball rules for the less experienced and that in future, they need to step up and claim penalties i.e. have confidence in their shooting). The Dark Blues came 5th overall.
Libby and Simon represented London (Light Blues) in the U11s last weekend.
In their first game they took on NK, winning 2-0 with both goals coming from Simon! They also beat North London (Harrow) soundly (7-0) with both of our players bagging a goal each. As covered above, they then had to face their friends (Dark Blues) and ran out winners 4-2 including a goal from Simon. Then came the crunch game against the South Midlands and after going 2-0 down, and bringing the game back to level, Simon scored to take the team one ahead (3-2) before the opposition levelled again, and not to be outdone, Libby bagged another to seal the win (4-3).
Through to the semi-final against Norfolk. But it was not to be, and for the second year running tears flowed as the team bowed out 3-6. However, there was no time to dwell on it as they had a bronze medal match to take on – against the South Midlands (again)… Libby took the first goal of the game and in what was a close fought game, in the last-minute Simon made an assist and a London goal was scored (5-4). BRONZE!!
Our players had a great day, and our parents had an exciting day too. Of course, congratulations goes to all of the players involved – not just those from Nomads, what a great team effort. Thanks again to all of those who coached, managed, refereed, organised.
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