Ladies 1st Team v Hampstead & Westminster L 1-3
Harleston Magpies sponsored by Musker McIntyre Estate Agents this week welcomed Hampstead and Westminster to the nest. The match was started well with Magpies holding good ground and linking up some lovely passes.
The match was tilted towards the home team after a goal was scored from an early short corner. Rose Winter getting the vital final touch to put the home team ahead. Magpies defended well and created some promising opportunities but with a great deflection in the circle from Hampstead the scores were levelled, 1-1.
After half time both teams came out fiercer and stronger than before and Magpies created some lovely midfield play to link passes and gain lots of circle entries and short corner opportunities. Magpies had good possession but tensions rose when Hampstead had a short corner in the last 2 minutes after a good spell of possession. Hampstead scored a cheeky deflection to put them 2-1 up. Shortly after this Magpies conceded a goal in the last play of the game from another short corner, rounding up the game with heart-breaking 3-1 loss.
This takes Magpies into the mid-season break sitting 5th in the table on 16 points with Hampstead and Westminster sitting top of the league. The season resumes on 2nd February 2019.
Squad: Lauren Barber (Capt), Megan Brown (GK), Katrina Sitch, Louisa Greenacre, Debbie Francis, Fran Burrell, Lara Taylor, Charlie Harrison, Lauren Rowe, Lizzie Clymer, Tor Findlay, Katherine Ridley, Emma Lee-Smith, Jess Bloom, Rose Winter.