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Ladies 6th Match report

Harleston Magpies Ladies 6th XI Match report.

Fixture: Magpies vs Hornets

We played Hornets away at Loddon on a very foggy morning. They were quite a tough team with some fast players who didn’t easily give up the ball once it was in their possession. However, during the first half, we kept possession of the ball and our passing skills were accurate and fast. The first goal came from Vanessa Vigrass who took a shot from the edge of the D. The second came from Dominique, who made her debut, by smashing the ball home from a short corner. Hornets swiftly retaliated by scoring at point blank range.

A knowledgeable spectator advised us to stop dawdling with our free hits. We took his advice but were beginning to tire and Hornets seemed to be gaining the upper hand. With play being fairly even, Vanessa Vigrass managed to score yet again, which gave us a boost. Loddon then had a series of short corners and scored a second goal. At one point, there were about six of us all standing in the goal mouth stopping pot shots. Still, we won and that’s what counts.

Score: Harleston 3 Hornets 2

Joanna Meyer

ladies 6th team match report

Harleston Magpies Ladies 6th team match report

Our match against Norwich City 5 was played under floodlights. Norwich swiftly scored the first goal from a cross to a player waiting to push the ball home. This galvanised us into action and Jodie Guest dribbled the ball along Norwich’s back line and neatly scored. Shortly afterwards, Katie Webb smashed the ball home from a short corner taken by Natasha Stead, not once, but twice! During the first half, however, Norwich scored again from point blank range whilst our defenders were resting on their laurels.

So during the second half, we aimed to mark Norwich’s fast forwards, although they did manage to score again. However, we were one step ahead and Katie Webb scored a hat-trick from another short corner. Play was fast and furious and some fine runs were made by Jodie Guest (voted player of the match) and Charlie Copsey. Karen Hunt provided a solid defence and Jessica Harvey, our goalkeeper, was a star. Vanessa Vigrass scored the final goal from an angled shot at the edge of the D.

Fixture: Magpies 6th XI vs Norwich City 5th XI

Score: 5 – 3

Joanna Meyer

Ladies 6th Match report

Harleston Magpies Ladies 6th team match report

Our match against Norwich City 5 was played under floodlights. Norwich swiftly scored the first goal from a cross to a player waiting to push the ball home. This galvanised us into action and Jodie Guest dribbled the ball along Norwich’s back line and neatly scored. Shortly afterwards, Katie Webb smashed the ball home from a short corner taken by Natasha Stead, not once, but twice! During the first half, however, Norwich scored again from point blank range whilst our defenders were resting on their laurels.

So during the second half, we aimed to mark Norwich’s fast forwards, although they did manage to score again. However, we were one step ahead and Katie Webb scored a hat-trick from another short corner. Play was fast and furious and some fine runs were made by Jodie Guest (voted player of the match) and Charlie Copsey. Karen Hunt provided a solid defence and Jessica Harvey, our goalkeeper, was a star. Vanessa Vigrass scored the final goal from an angled shot at the edge of the D.

Fixture: Magpies 6th XI vs Norwich City 5th XI

Score: 5 – 3

Joanna Meyer

Ladies 6th match report

Harleston Magpies Ladies 6th XI Match report

Fixture: Magpies 6th vs Thetford 2nd.

Our hockey match against Thetford, was played on a cold, sunny afternoon. Thetford only fielded eight players which allowed us time and space to plan our moves with precision. Sure enough, after many attempts at goal, Eleanor Preston-Bloom neatly scored from a close range shot. This was followed by Katie Webb who sent the ball home from the top of the ‘D’. Shortly before half time, Vanessa Vigrass took an angled shot from the edge of the circle, making the score 3 – 0 at half time.

During the second half, our spirits were soaring and we played superbly. Eleanor Preston-Bloom scored again when the ball ricochet off the goalkeeper’s foot. Soon afterwards, Joanna Meyer took the ball to the edge of the circle and made an angled shot which neatly passed between the goalkeeper’s legs into the goal. We were ecstatic with our win. Score 5-0.

Joanna Meyer

Ladies 6th Team match report

Magpies 6th XI vs Herlings

Our league match against Herlings was played on a grass pitch which always keeps you on your toes, wondering which way the ball is going to bounce next. Jessica Harvey made her debut as our goalkeeper and played extremely well. Herlings were quite a tough team and used to a grass pitch yet play was evenly spread. They scored the first goal followed a second from a short corner.

During the second half, a number of things happened. Katie Webb scored a goal from a short corner taken by Natasha Stead. Rosie Chubbock made some fine runs and tackles, as did Vanessa Vigrass. Everyone passed and played really well. However, during a Herlings corner, Karen Hunt took a facial injury and left the pitch. With only nine players and four minutes to go, the whole of the Herlings team came down for a short corner. Did we deflect the ball away from the goal? Of course we did!

Score: 1 – 2

Joanna Meyer

Ladies 6th match report

Ladies 6th Team match report

Magpies 6th XI vs Norwich City 4

Our away match at Taverham was played in fine weather. Norwich City 4 were a team of young, fit girls who had excellent passing skills and rarely missed a ball. Needless to say, our goalkeeper, Kristina Erith, had a tough time but managed brilliantly to fend the ball away. Towards the end of the first half, however, Norwich City scored from a pass across the D to a handy person waiting beside the goal.

During the second half, Norwich City still had the upper hand yet didn’t use the width; they seemed to favour the left hand side. Our backs played with courage despite Karen Hunt being injured. Daphne Beckett and Jo Meyer stopped a goal each whilst Kristina Erith flung herself to the ground. Jodie Guest made some fine runs. After a successive number of short corners, Norwich City scored a second goal.

Score: 0-2

Joanna Meyer

Ladies 6th Team match report

Magpies Ladies 6 vs Hornets
Our match, on Saturday, 2nd October, was played in fine and dry conditions. During the first half, Hornets more or less kept the ball at their end of the pitch and to be honest, their passing skills were better than ours. We spent much of the time frantically running up and down the pitch, making long sweeping passes which Hornets easily intercepted. They scored a goal by standing right in front of the goalkeeper.

At half time, feeling fairly exhausted, our players were rearranged into different positions and by making the ball do the work, we kept the ball at our end of the pitch. We all played superbly with courage, excellent passing and determination. Defence did a great job, in particular Charlie Copsey, who was also voted as player of the match. Despite a series of corners, Hornets defence cleared the ball away from the goal so the score remained at 0-1 to them.

Joanna Meyer

Ladies 6th Team match report

Ladies 6th Team match report

Fixture: Ladies 6th XI vs Norwich City 5

The weather on Saturday, 25th September seemed reasonable until about half an hour before our match was due to begin. The heavens opened and we all huddled in the changing room. The rain stopped long enough for us to warm up and start enjoying the match with the play mainly being our favour for the first half. Katie Webb aimed for goal and Jess Thurlow directed the ball in. The goalkeeper actually kicked the ball in.

During the second half, the rain came down in sheets, and play was fairly even with Karen Hunt stopping every ball that came her way and Georgi Scott making some fine runs. Despite being soaked to the skin, we managed to score another goal from a short corner. The receiver passed the ball to Eleanor Preston- Bloom, who aimed the ball neatly into the corner of the goal with Jess on hand to make sure it went in. The score was 2-0.

Joanna Meyer

Ladies 6th Match Report

The ladies sixth were back at Weybred for their final game of 2009, against Loddon 3rds.
Magpies started well and were out to get a win after a couple of deafeats in the last few weeks, and the chances kept coming all through the first half. Some great running and passing movements all across the field kept the Loddon side out of the Magpies defensive half for most of the first half. Despite the chance through the first half ended 0-0.
Magpies came out for the second half hungry for the goal and after 10mins the opportunity came from a great run up the right wing from Lisa Kent who crossed the ball in to Katie Webb who tucked the ball away behind the keeper.
Shortly after Mgpies doubled their lead with a very similar movement this time the cross coming in from Jo Meyer to Webb again in postition on the top of the ‘D’ to sweep the ball comfortably in the the bottom right corner.
Loddon tried hard to fight back but some brilliant defensive work from the whole Magpies team kept them out.
So the final score was Magpies 2 Loddon 0. Magpies finsih 2009 in 3rd place in the league, lets start 2010 in the same way on 2nd January!
Merry Christmas to Everyone at Magpies from the Ladies 6th Team!

Katie Webb
Captain

Ladies 6th Match Report

UEA 3rds 1-2 Magpies 6ths

The ladies 6th team travelled this week to the UEA, without a goal keeper and with only 11 players, and their chances didn’t look great. However a very determined Magpies side went out to do their best.
In the first half Magpies started extremely strong and this showed through the passing movements and having the majority of the play. UEA were strong on the break though and Magpies suffered by conceeding a couple of short corners in succession. The Magpies defense though stayed strong and cleared the ball off the line on a couple of occassions.

On the break Magpies then took their chance, a great team performance to get the ball up to the other end and a shot from Lisa Kent which rebounded to fine Emma Lacey who swept the ball past the keeper.
After half time UEA came out strongly and Magpies had much more defending to do in the second half, but again on the break a pass found Emma Lacey on the left hand side, and a brilliant half pitch run up into the D by Lacey resulting in another goal after a one on one with their ‘keeper.

UEA got their consolation goal aroung 10 mins before full time, but Magpies defense closed up to squeeze out any further chances they may have had.

An absolutely perfect performance from a ‘keeperless 6th team I couldn’t have asked for any more from the enitire team. Well done everyone!!

Katie Webb
Captain

Harleston Magpies ladies 6th Match Report

After a week’s break, the ladies 6ths were back in league action this weekend against Thetford town.
The game started strongly with both sides having a good percentage of the play, it was Magpies who gained the advantage first with a great passing movement up the right hand side and a beautiful cross into the ‘D’ for Anna Lacey to sweep the ball neatly past the keeper.

Thetford then followed shortly after with a goal, before another silky pass from the right hand side to Katie Webb on the top of the ‘D’ who turned past the final defender and struck the ball sweetly into the bottom left hand corner. But the first half didn’t run out without incident shortly before the end of the half Thetford were awarded a penalty flick which was superbly saved by Magpies keeper Kristina Erith, unfortunately in the dying minutes of the half Thetford converted a short corner to make the half time score 2-2.

Magpies came back out after the break fighting for that next goal and the win, and roughly ten minutes before time Emma Lacey found herself in the right position to slot the ball past the keeper.

An excellent team effort from the sixths and my congratulations to all who played, and also the player of the game Virginia Crawford.

Next week the sixths are away at UEA.

Katie Webb
Captain

Magpies Ladies 6th Match Report

Herlings 4 – 0 Magpies Ladies 6th

This weekend saw a return to the league for the sixth team. Various circumstances meant that only 10 and a half players travelled to the grass pitch that serves as Herlings’ home ground. The half player being in the form of Kristina Erith who must be commended this weeked for her involvment in 3 games. Kristina played the first half outfield for us before returning to the club to play in goal for the 4ths, having already playing for the 3rds earlier in the day!!

Magpies started with confidence knowing a win would keep their unbeaten record intact, but jsut 10 minutes into the first half Herlings scored their first goal, shortly followed by a second and thena third shortly before the half time whistle.

Magpies now down to ten players kept their heads up and battled hard to capiltalise on their many short corners. Unfortunately this was not to be and Herlings put a fourth goal in 10 mins from the end of play.
Magpies are back on home (astro)turf next weekend against Brekland at 10:30.

Katie Webb (Captain)

Ladies 6th Match Report

Magpies Ladies 6th 7 – 0 Loddon 3rds

Another break in league fixtures saw the ladies 6th entertain Loddon 3s in a friendly at home this Saturday.
Loddon started with only 10 players and put on a brave show to start with but the so far undefeated ladies 6ths soon broke down their defense early on with some brilliant passing movements resulting in debutant Sophie Matsell to slot the ball past the ‘keeper for Magpies first goal. Magpies then quickly made this 2-0 with a long awaited first goal of the season Clemmy Ardley-Forder.

Loddon put up a good fight but with one player less they found it a great struggle against this Magpies side who were full of confidence, and another 2 goals in quick succession from first a great effort from Emma Lacey which was tapped in by Clemmy and the second from determined Lisa Kent saw Magpies go in to the break 4-0 up. It could have been one more before half time had Jo Mayer’s goal not been disallowed.

During the break in a true sporting gesture Magpies donated Rosie Blackmore to the Loddon side in order make up the numbers. As the second half got under way Loddon found themselves in the game a bit more making a couple of surges up the field but to no avail as on the break Magpie got another goal this time captain Katie Webb finding the backboard. Another two goals in the second half from Clemmy and Katie saw the final score end up 7-0.

A great performance from the whole team and credit must go to stand in goalie (who never actually had to touch the ball) Frances Fulcher.

Player of the Match – Sophie Matsell.
6ths are back in league action next week away to Herlings, lets hope we can continue our unbeaten record!!

Katie Webb
Captain

Magpies 6th Match Report

Norwich City IV 0-2 Harleston Magpies XI

It was a late push back at UEA for the first league game of the season, in the rather warm sunshine accompanied by some live music from a nearby fete!
Magpies started the game with confidence and it showed in the amount of time spent in the opposition half, great passing movement throughout the defence and midfield meant that the ball was continually finding the front line and creating the chances magpies needed. After several missed chances the ball found Katie Webb in front of the goal and after a bit of a goal mouth scuffle the ball was flicked into the back of the net.
In the second half the chances kept on coming for Magpies and frustratingly the finishes weren’t coming! Eventually towards the end of the game the second goal did come from some great passing up the right wing finding Lisa Kent who slotted the ball past the ‘keeper to seal a well earned Magpies win.
Credit goes to the whole of the Magpies team who played really well together in the first league game of the season which leaves them top of the table, lets hope we can stay there!

Katie Webb 6th Team Captain.

Ladies 6th Match Report

The season started well for the ladies 6th team with a 1-0 win over Lowestoft Railway.

Starting the first 5 minutes of the match without a goalie, and 11 outfield players magpies managed to keep most of the play in the Lowestoft half for much of the first half.

Magpies defence was strong and kept shots from the opposition at a minimum, and linkage from the defense through to the midfield and forwards was very good for a side who aren’t used to playing with each other yet.
The goal came early in the second half great play up the right hand side from defence and a superb cross from Lisa Kent lead to Katie Webb tapping in the goal behind the Lowestoft keeper.

The rest of the second half was spent by magpies trying to extend their lead, but unfortunately the second goal didn’t come! A very good first game for the 6ths and lets hope we can continue the winning ways next week with the first league game of the season away to Norwich City.

A huge thank you to all who played this week and to Jerry Blackmore for agreeing to umpire at the very last minute!

Ladies 6s – MATCH REPORT

Magpies 6s 2-0 Dereham Colts

Ladies VI team took on Dereham Colts for a friendly game, due to other teams withdrawing from the league. It was a good opportunity for Julia to umpire and she, and a young umpire from Dereham, did a great job keeping the game flowing.

First half Magpies were a little unsure of themselves, playing a couple of new players in positions they were not yet familiar with, but even so they made some positive forward runs and were not really troubled defensively. At half time the score was 0.0, but with Magpies having more of the game and a number of good chances.

The second half saw both Jaz and Rachel C score from crosses from Laura. It was a good team performance all round.

Now we look froward to the challenge of playing Broadland next week for our final game of the season. Broadland will need to win in order to take 1st spot in the League, while Magpies would like a win to end a great season, and maybe even finish above ColtsB!