South London Korfball lost their second match of the season 14-8 against a strong Bec 3 team at Ernest Bevin – the venue that we share with Bec.

SoLo fielded a much changed team, with new signing Richard Watters making his debut alongside Jack Protheroe, Izzy Watterson and Caroline Banks. Starting in attack was Tom Higton, Chris Rennison, Emily Brown and Sarah Broadberry.

Bec 3 scored 4 goals in the first 13 minutes before Tom Higton converted a penalty and then sank a distance shot to take it to 4-2. Sarah Broadberry scored a goal off the back of the post to take it to 5-3 before half time.

Having almost got ourselves back into the game, the second half was a tale of woe. Loose defending allowed Bec a number of chances around the post allowing them to race into a 7-3 lead. Jack Protheroe sank a brace of penalties to take it back to a respectable 7-5. The teams traded goals, Higton scoring underneath the post, but then Bec scored 3 unanswered goals to make it 11-6. Higton scored again under the post, Bec scored 3 more before Higton got a last consolation goal. Lots to work on, but hard fought defeats never feel good.