Remember, remember, the fifth of November. Toto finally got their season underway (following a forfeit from Notts Magic the week before) at the Wildcats Arena in Nottingham on Sunday. Excitement was building to finally start the season and the excitement continued as it appeared the Wildcats Arena was packed full of Korfball fans and even ‘car park full’ signs were in place at the entrance. After realising there was, in fact, a martial arts competition taking place, the Toto team ventured past the mayhem into the small hall, ready to take the court following the Tornadoes game.
In attack were Andy, Matt, Emma and Paula and Spargo, Elle, Joe and Ant with Aine replacing Emma and Paula for 40 mins each (I think).
Toto took a 2-0 lead after 2 pens from Andy. This was followed with a goal from Ant and one in quick reply from Notts. A classic Matt fade followed by a pen made it 5-1 going into the halftime break. The second half started evenly with a couple of goals for each team before Toto powered on with plenty of possession, shots and recycling of the ball. The defending from all was exceptional with Notts having very few chances to get shots away. Following a couple of goals from Matt and Andy, a free pass from Ant and a very well deserved goal for Joe, Toto drove on to a final score of 13-5.
For a first official league game of the season, it was a very promising start with exceptional defending throughout and structured attacks with strong collects and good recycling of the ball. Great effort from all, especially Joe’s interceptions throughout the game and big thanks to the support from the Tornadoes team and also Luca who traveled up despite his injury.
Next up is the local derby, away against DMU 1 on Sunday.
- Andy (3, 3 Pens)
- Matt (1, 2 Pens)
- Ant (1, 1 Free Pass & 1 Pen)
- Joe (1)