Welcome to the SKL League Round-up! Quite a few weeks being covered here, so excuse the long article to come. But hopefully it’ll be enough to satisfy your appetite for korfball until the SKA Cup R1 this weekend!
First of, let’s start with the news from SKL1:
A triple header between Northern Storm, Edinburgh University 1 and Edinburgh Mavericks 1 was fiercely fought but ultimately Edinburgh Mavericks topped the day, taking home two wins. Northern Storm claim the third, winning at home for the first time this season. An incredible 5 different players scored hat-tricks over the course of these three games, but a special mention has to go to Jen Meritt of Edinburgh Mavericks who scored an epic 7 times in the Mavs vs Ed Uni game.
This time it was Edinburgh City that ruled the day in their triple header against Northern Storm and Dundee 1. After a defeat at the hands of Ed City, Storm pulled out all the stops in their second game, beating Dundee 1 with a 20-2 scoreline and proving themselves to be real comeback kings. In Stat Corner, Kyle Crombie of Northern Storm equaled Jen Meritt’s feat from the previous weekend by scoring 7 goals in a game, Elly Gaunt of Edinburgh City picked up two MVP awards, and Edinburgh City put together a fantastic team win with 8 different goal scorers in their game against Dundee.
Two triple headers in the SKL1 this weekend!
The new home of Scottish Korfball, ORIAM, played host to Edinburgh Mavericks 1 & 2 and Dundee 1 and what better way to kick of the weekend than a grudge match between Mavs 1 and Mavs 2. Mavs 1 emerged victorious from the battle, and from the whole day by also beating Dundee 1 in the last match of the day. Dundee 1 have reason to be happy though after having already clocked up a win against Mavs 2. Sarah McKeand deserves special mention after winning two MVP awards for Edinburgh Mavericks 2.
Edinburgh City 1, Edinburgh University 1 and Glasgow 1 made up the second triple header. The Edinburgh teams pulled ahead, with City racking up 2 wins and Uni taking the third in an intense fight with Glasgow, winning by a margin of a single goal. Nobody has yet to make it to 8 goals in a single game in the SKL1 yet, but this weekend welcomed Dan Pratt of Ed City to the 7 goal club (not the most catchy name, but roll with me on it) in his match against Glasgow 1.
Got all of that? Good. Now let’s bring on the reports for the SKL2:
Glasgow 2, Dundee 2, and Strathclyde University 2 featured in the weekend’s only double header. Both Glasgow based teams seemed to benefit from home advantage as Glasgow took the opening match with Strathclyde wrapping up the remaining two. Mr Reliable (aka Pat Merton for Strathclyde) scored 5 times in both of Stratchclyde’s games, making him the top goalscorer for the weekend.
Another set of home games for Glasgow 2, and another successful weekend as secured wins against both St Andrews University 2 and Edinburgh City 2, with City beating Saints for the final win up for grabs. An unfortunate start to the season for Saints, but a tight play off between Glasgow and City (final score 6-7 to Glasgow) made for an entertaining day.
St Andrews University 2, Edinburgh City 2, and Edinburgh University 2 met in St Andrews for the most recent set of SKL2 games. Saints recorded their first win of the season, while City 2 took home the other 2 wins. Another close fought match was the star of the show this weekend as City came from behind to beat Uni by 7-6.
So there you go! You’re caught up on all the korfing news from the past couple of weeks. But if that wasn’t enough, this week is the first round of the SKA Cup, with fixtures resuming next weekend!
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