Nomads U19's travelled to windy Cambridge for this years National Youth Day.
With only one nomads team entering, the pressure was on to bring the title back to peaches close.
Coach Dave Butters selected a combination of U16's and U19's and took along two new female players experiencing competitive Korfball for the first time and though he knew that some players would find themselves against much older opposition, he was confident that with Nomads younger players used to competitive korfball would even things up.
With only three other clubs making the trip to Cambridge in the U19 pool, Nomads were confident of doing well.
First up were Milton Keynes and after a shaky start, Nomads got into their stride and finished up winning the 25 minute match 7-1.
Next up was Cambridge Tigers and now the players had found their shooting boots and a good performance gave nomads an 8-1 win.
The last match of the morning saw what turned out to be the toughest test of the day against Norwich City, who matched Nomads goal for goal and although playing well, Nomads couldn't pull away and the final score was 5-5.
After a break for lunch and re establishing tactics and sections, nomads new that the win was on and began the reverse fixtures confident, which proved right with a strong 11-1 win over MK.
Up next were Cambridge Tigers who this time put up a strong performance and after going into a three goal lead Nomads eased off and the Tigers roared back, scoring 3 unanswered goals.
With only couple of minutes left, Nomads knew only a win would do.
Up stepped Zoe to cap a fine performance as she slotted home a 3m drop off to seal the win 7-6.
In the last match of the day, Nomads faced Norwich City, who had also won all their matches, so Coach Butters gave a final team talk to re-emphasise the requirements to take the final match and ensure the win.
In the end there was no need to worry as Nomads romped home 8-2 to seal overall win at National Youth Day, staying undefeated throughout.
A great end to a long but enjoyable day and special mention to Hannah and Becky who were making their Korfballing debuts and to Reece who was playing well over his own age group and to all the players for their contribution throughout the day.
Also, thanks to Alex for driving and Terry who both drove and assisted in coaching the team. Thanks, a great result all round.
Nomads U19 Squad
Sam(c), Ollie, Ryan, Alex, Reece.
Zoe, Lauren, Ciara, Carensa, Hannah and Becky.