Miracle man Moses leads Highbury Korfball Club to victory over Mitcham

Highbury Korfball Club captain Moses Hutchinson-Pascal (right). Pic: Richard Hayward

Highbury Korfball Club captain Moses Hutchinson-Pascal (right). Pic: Richard Hayward - Credit: Archant

Captain Moses Hutchinson-Pascal struck seven goals as Swiss Cottage-based Highbury Korfball Club cruised to a comfortable 19-9 home win over Mitcham.

Highbury were back in London Regional League action following last week’s thrilling Promotion Division draw against Croydon, and they raced into an early 4-0 lead through two goals from Niccola Hyslop, and one each from Bernard Martin and Hutchinson-Pascal.

Mitcham hit back with a penalty but Ana Rocha, debutant Inge Carrington and Hutchinson-Pascal put the hosts 7-1 up with only 20 minutes gone – and Matthew Dodds and Carrington stretched the lead to 9-2 at the interval.

Mitcham came out for the second half looking to make up for lost time and lost goals and they drew first blood after the interval via a long-range effort.

Hutchinson-Pascal replied for the home team to complete his hat-trick, but Mitcham struck four times in a row to get right back into the contest at 10-7.

Dodds then popped up with a crucial goal to ease his side’s nerves, and Hutchinson-Pascal then took the game by the scruff of the neck with a real captain’s performance.

His two goals knocked the stuffing out of the Mitcham comeback, restoring a six-goal cushion, and Dodds wrapped up his own treble before Hutchinson-Pascal hit two more.

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Substitute Bob Wallis got in on the act with a late brace and Rocha got Highbury’s final goal.

They are in London Regional League action again on Sunday against Croydon II.