CKA Junior Inter-area 2012 report
Under 14's Competition
Cambridgeshire under 14’s entered two teams at the junior inter-area held in
Norwich, the squad was split into team A and B with team B being drawn into
an especially tough group with Norwich and London A as well as the strong
Kent B. In the morning team A won their first two games including a tense 1–0
win over Harrow. Team B lost their first two games against Norwich A and
London, which was a tough ask to start the tournament.
Then in the final two matches of the morning team B played Kent B and South
Midlands who both played a game that was entirely built around running in
shots. Team B had started to figure out how to play against such tactics and
by the end of the morning were looking better and better out on the pitch.
Team A played their key game of the day against London B and a nervous game
came down to the final two minutes with London pulling ahead and
Cambridgeshire equalising straight away for a draw and the final match of
the morning against the eventual winners Kent A was a tough lesson for our
less experienced players.
Due to the way the tournament was organised Team A and B were put in the
bottom half of the tournament for the afternoon. The performance of Team B
against Team A was particularly impressive, team B refused to be intimidated
and continued to attack and defend confidently against their own squad.
Team A won the bottom pool and finished with a record of 6 wins, 1 draw and
1 loss which was good enough for 6th place. Team B with one of the youngest
and certainly smallest teams in their age group impressed several opposition
coaches with their effort and potential and they can look forward to an
opportunity for great success over the next 2 years at the age level.
Team B learntparticularly well over the course of the day how to stop a
running-in shot based attack and forced their opponents to play Korfball
properly, which was an excellent achievement and one they can all be proud
of. Thanks to all the parents, friends and family who came to transport and
support the players. Also thank you to the CKA for their support.
Coach - Chris West (Tigers)
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