Leicester Toto vs. University of Birmingham 2

Toto set off in high spirits (or is that “full of spirits” as Luca told me, his Captain?!) to Birmingham after a very long winter break.  But ten minutes from our destination there was a sudden change of venue! With Luca and Chloe on the phones in the mobile HQ, this was no problem and Toto arrived before the Birmingham team AND in time to watch a basketball match!

Toto started full of energy with division 1  (Aine, Emma, Ant, and Greg) attacking hard. Defending to the hilt in the other half were Andy, Luca, Clair, and Spargo. Both teams were working hard, and for 5 minutes there was a stalemate. Toto scored first and then each team matched each other – end-to-end excitement.  At the end of a tough half, Toto had put those shots up and pulled away with a two goal lead.

In the second half Joe, the Interceptor, came on for Greg and Claire came on for Chloe. After the hard work of the first half, the energy levels had dropped and a time out was needed.  Toto were reinvigorated with the words of Dan and Ant ringing in their ears and the defending intensified again as the shots went up.  At the final whistle, Toto had an 8 goal win!

Well done to Chloe and Claire who were making their debuts with Toto and at very short notice too!  Thanks to coach Dan and traveling fan Luke for their support and guidance.  MVP was Spargo for good behavior (“Not sure about that!” – Captain)

Another very strong team performance and effort. It was great to see the number of goals scored and by different team members too:

  • Aine (2)
  • Emma (1)
  • Ant (1)
  • Andy (5)
  • Spargo (1)
  • Greg (4)
  • Luca (4)

Fab effort Toto!

Notts Uni 2 vs Leicester Toto 07/02/16

Following on from Friday night’s effort against Voodoo, Nottingham University 2 were up next with barely a break between the two.

Having won 3 of the previous 4 meetings with university sides in the league, hopes were high to continue this good form and bounce back from Friday night’s defeat. A high tempo start but with few chances being converted meant the score was a modest 5-3 at half time.

After the break Leicester really turned on their game and romped into a heavy lead with Matt C moving into pole position as the team’s top scorer for the season by converting 5 of his opportunities, scoring 2 from 2 from the penalty spot. Final score: 16 – 6

 

Team news and scorers:

Matt C (c) (5), Tom (1), Becky (2), Mel

Rob P (4), Pete (3), Rachael (1), Gemma

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Birmingham Uni 2 v Leicester Toto 07/11/2015

Our second away game of the season saw us travel to Bournville College to play the University of Birmingham.

A tightly fought first half saw the lead change hands several times before an equaliser was scored before the next exchange but Zoe got her first goal of the season right at the end of the half to give Leicester a two-goal lead at 11-9.

Changes at half-time saw Rob Parnham replace Tom O’Callaghan and Emma Spargo swap with Melisa Kupaza after Tempest loanee Abby Mycroft had taken the place of the injured Gemma Wallis before the break.

The second half was decidedly more one-sided than the first as Matt Freeman got six goals for the second time this season, beaten to the games top scorer title by Matt Cox and his 7, resulting in a final score of 21-10.

A great performance all round and some excellent korfball gives Toto a great footing to go into next week’s game against Magic.

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Team news and goals:

Matt Cox (capt.) (7), Tom O’Callaghan (1), Melisa Kupaza, Zoe Stephenson (1), Emma Spargo, Rob Parnham (2)

Matt Freeman (6), Peter Wallett (4), Chloe Studley, Gemma Wallis, Abby Mycroft

Leeds City 1 Vs Leicester Tornadoes

An unfortunate schedule meant that following a defeat away in Manchester,  Tornadoes were handed a 3 week break before going into a match against Leeds city. The break hadn’t seemed to effect Leicester, keen to get off to a good start, the game found itself level at 2-2 after 10 minutes. Trevor opened the account and a penalty won by Craig saw Dan convert for his first. Leeds realised that they were in for a game and turned up the heat. Leicester did their best to follow with goals coming from each the boys, we found ourselves 11-6 down at the half. A much brighter start and a flattering score line for Leeds as Ant must have had 20 shots go in only for the ball to somehow spew out again.

 

The second half was a much tighter affair as both teams scored 4 goals less than their first half efforts. The game finished 18-8. Trevor stole the attacking plaudits with 4 goals, but it was Craig who was the standout performer as his efforts of keeping former Leicester star Rich Crossley quiet. Rich only scored 2 which is no mean feat given his 8 last week. Tornadoes’ girls, whilst not adding to our total gave a really strong account of themselves not being bowled over by seriously strong female opponents. All in all a good performance with just a few moments to forget about. In a really competitive league Leicester have seemingly ridden out the storm at the start of season, playing last year’s 1st and 2nd place and finding themselves off the bottom of table on goal difference. They look forward to their first home game of the season against University of Birmingham and hopefully the first points on the board.

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