Mobys ‘shocked’ as great form sparks title challenge

Mobys are flying high
Mobys are flying high
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Mobys are setting the pace in division five of the Gosport & Fareham League.

The side have made a fantastic start to the winter season.

They currently sit in top spot in the division with eight wins from nine matches.

And that represents a fine achievement for a side that almost started from scratch a couple of seasons ago.

‘Most of our current players have been playing together for a couple of seasons now,’ said captain Nicole Dugan.

‘We also have a few new players – as some are ruled out by injury.

‘Rhia Leach-Stevens has joined us as goal-attack and Lucy Ouvry has joined as a wing-attack or wing-defence.

‘They have been brilliant and settled in straight away.’

Things are definitely on the up for Mobys.

Formerly known as Krazee Kats, they finished third from bottom of division six in the winter of 2010.

They were lucky not to get relegated to division seven.

A mid-table finish was secured the following season before they started their ascent up the league in 2010-11.

They were runners up in division six – earning promotion to division five.

And they have stayed there ever since.

‘We have been in division five for a few seasons, so we are extremely excited about the prospect of moving up into division four,’ said Dugan.

‘We are all really pleased and slightly shocked at how well we have been playing.

‘Everyone has really gelled and we all work brilliantly together.

‘We are lucky we have got such versatile players in our team this season as they have had to step in and play here, there and everywhere.

‘This is especially so for Alice Cunningham (wing-attack) and Emma Courtney (wing-defence), who have rarely played in their wanted position.

‘We have suffered with illness and injury.

‘Our goal-attack Rhia had pneumonia and our goal-keeper Annie Scanlon dislocated her knee. However, we have still played really well and this shows in the results.’

Fareham children’s indoor play centre Mobys have continued to back the team, too.

‘They are really generous and very supportive,’ said the skipper.

‘They are more then willing to buy us our kit and anything else we need.

‘So we are very lucky to have such great support from them.’

Mobys’ next match is tonight against Gosport Borough Devils (8.30pm).