The Spartans Regional Team played their first ever Regional match on Sunday 3rd November against Bristol Thunder. Our Regional team had the opportunity to experience the next level of Korfball compared to the local league we have been used to. Our Regional team consists of players from Spartans City and Uni teams as well as players from Didcot Dragons. The amalgamation of different teams means that players have had little training together. Compared to the well established Bristol Thunder team, Spartans had a tough match ahead of them.
This proved to be one of the more difficult matches Spartans have had. The first half were filled with goals from both teams, with a score of 7-4 to Thunder at half time. Spartans substituted on three fresh players for the second half which kept the momentum going. We managed to close in on Thunder but didn’t quite manage to catch up. The final score was 16-14.