Edinburgh City 3 play inaugural matches

Edinburgh City 3 (3) – (8) Dundee 3

This weekend saw the debut of Edinburgh City’s 3rd team! An historic fixture in the SKL2, with it being the first ever match featuring all 3rd teams as City took on Dundee and Edinburgh University’s equivalents.

Dundee featuring a real blend of youth and experience really impressed in this game finishing 8-3 winners but for City the most important result was a full set of smiles after the match.

Chris Brown, Craig Salkeld, Maria Hantova and Rachel Simpson were all playing in their first korfball matches whilst Naobh O’Donaghue and Vivek Santayana were making their debuts for City after summer transfers. The standout player though was Lauren Halkerston who bagged all 3 of City’s goals.

Players (Goals): Chris Brown, Craig Salkeld, Lauren Halkerston (3), Maria Hantova, Naobh O’Donaghue, Rachel Simpson, Rob Harding, Vivek Santayana

MVP: Lauren Halkerston

Edinburgh City 3 (6) – (10) Edinburgh University 3

The second match of the day was against our cross-town University friends. The match was dominated by Orla Menzies who scored 3 and Theo Higham who went one better and finished with 4 for the match.

City built on their previous match experience and found the basket more regularly, with debutant Chris Brown grabbing a hat-trick. Vivek Santayana was singled out for praise by our new assistant coach Christie Smillie who appreciated his leadership as captain and scored his first goal as a Citizen.

The whole squad really improved throughout the day and the team will be looking forward to getting back to training this week and continuing their great development so far.

Players (Goals): Chris Brown (3), Craig Salkeld, Lauren Halkerston, Maria Hantova (1), Naobh O’Donaghue (1), Rachel Simpson, Rob Harding (1), Vivek Santayana (1)

MVP: Vivek Santayana

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