This year’s South Midlands Korfball Association Cup final will be an all-Milton Keynes affair between Walton Rogues and MK Bucks after both sides overcame deficits in their semi-finals of the handicapped competition.
In the first semi-final, Rogues faced local youth development team MKX starting 8-0 down, and managed to close over half the gap by half time, having scored six goals and only conceded one.
Rogues started the second half slowly and appeared to lose impetus, but then two goals in a minute from Ed Regan took the score from 6-2 to 8-2 and more importantly a shift in momentum which led to a late goal spree, with Katie Ellis scoring from distance three times.
The final score of 16-10 saw Rogues reach their third consecutive final.
MK Bucks then faced MK Colossus and needed to overturn a 12-0 deficit, but the second division side were not daunted and midway through the first half, the score was still only 4-3 to Bucks before handicap.
However, Bucks then managed to break the Colossus resistance and had racked up a further seven goals by half time.
Further high scoring in the second half saw Bucks eventually win 20-15, leaving the team on track to add the cup to their local league title.