By Harry Low
Supernova’s second team started the season superbly with a 19 goal win against Nomads at Millwall.
Pippa B had the honour of scoring the seconds’ first goal of the season which was soon followed up with a long shot from John as the hosts came racing out of the traps.
Your correspondent scored from distance shortly before Sarah made it 4-0 with barely five minutes played. A boisterous home faithful were to be entertained yet further with goals flying in from all quarters as Rachel opened her account for the club with a well-taken goal and captain Jenny getting on the score sheet.
Matt “The Windmill” Snelgar, who created enough kinetic energy with his arms to power the lights at the sports centre until Christmas, was the most prolific shot taker in the first 25 and had umpteen opportunities under the post, created mainly by some cracking collecting. On one occasion he couldn’t quite believe his luck when shooting (and missing) from under the korf, the ball came straight back and, after realising he still wasn’t marked, made no mistake at the second time of asking. By half time, The Windmill had scored a hatrick and Supernova were 12-0 up with Sarah having doubled her tally for the day.
Referee Anke’s sharply blown whistle marked the start of the second period and Supernova dominated their opponents just as well after the restart. Rachel, John and Pippa all registered their second goals of the afternoon while Sarah and your correspondent each completed a hatrick. It would be amiss not to mention a succession of missed chances from your correspondent who, despite edging closer to the post couldn’t find the korf until the sixth time of asking. Although Nomads managed to score a gift handed to them by some sympathetic defending, the seconds did not let up with Matt and your correspondent eventually notching up five goals each.
After such a convincing start to the season, there are suggestions in some quarters that Tom may struggle to force his way back into the team that he has been appointed to captain although this has already been rubbished by those who know anything about korfball.
Due to word count restrictions, this report will not have time to mention John’s two missed p…ENDS.