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Ladies 6s – MATCH REPORT

Magpies 6s 9-0 Lowestoft Railway 2s

Magpies dominated this game from the beginning ending the first half 4-0.

Great play from mid-fielders Lucy, Rachel Peters, Rebecca and Jazz using the full width of the pitch, with some stunning crosses.

Upfront worked hard, with Zoe showing some of her potential earning her man of the match and five goals. Rachel Clifford, Laura, Janet and Liz also scored one each.

Defence were solid as usual, keeping the ball mainly in the oppositions half, so Larry in goal was surplus to requirement. Overall a good game, showing some of the skill that we know we are capable of. Keep it up 6ths.

Ladies 6s – MATCH REPORT

Loddon 2s 0-1 Magpies 6s

Harleston Magpies 6s had a new look for their team despite the opposition being in the league above. Larry, usually in goal, played left forward enabling Lucy one of the midfielders to have a chance playing in goal as well as a couple of other changes to the line up.

Magpies got off to an excellent start playing well as a team. In the first half Liz slipped the ball into Zoe who put it in the back of the goal to give Magpies the lead.

Loddon tried to fight back, but Magpies pulled together and Lucy made some excellent saves to maintain Magpies advantage to the final whistle.

Ladies 6s – MATCH REPORT

Herlings 4-1 Magpies 6s

Thankfully the grass pitch was not a mud bath and Magpies got off to an excellent start, playing together well as a team. Magpies took the lead halfway through the first half with a well taken goal by Zoe Cole. Soon after the re-start Herlings slipped in soft goal to equalise….more luck than judgement!

Magpies continued to dominate the first half and deserved to be well ahead by half time, but the score remained 1:1

Herlings came out after half time determined to swing higher and hit harder, taking full advantage of the grass pitch. A brief spell saw them put 3 well-struck goals past magpies. Liz Cole took a rather wild ball square on her jaw halfway through the second half.

Although Magpies continued to make some excellent runs forward, they were unable to convert any oportunities and we were disappointed to hear the fulltime whistle blow with a score of 4 :1 to Herlings.

Ladies 6s – MATCH REPORT

Magpies 6s 1-1 Diss

Despite heavy rain the match got off to a good start with great play down the wings, and some good attempts at goal by Rachel Clifford. Soon after, Magpies took the lead with a superb goal from Liz Cole and we managed to retain our one goal lead throughout the rest of the first half.

Unfortunately during the second half, Diss managed to equalize, with an unlucky goal off the keepers head. However, spirits remained fairly high, and we managed to maintain our 1-1 draw with good defending, especially from the player of the match, Larry, who made some amazing saves.

Ladies 6s – MATCH REPORT

Norwich Union Ladies 4s 1-2 Magpies Ladies 6s

Magpies earned a hard fought victory at Norwich Union against their 4th team.

Magpies had the first push back but got off to a sluggish start and couldn’t seem to find the back of the goal. Suddenly the game took a turn for the worse when Larry took a back fall and landed on her shoulder, soon followed by Janet being knocked to the ground and having to go off briefly. Norwich Union then caught us off guard and managed to score just before half time. But Magpies soon equalized when Zoe scored a great goal, well set up by Rachel Clifford.

After a good half time team chat, Magpies came came back looking stronger and scored again within the first minutes of the second half, from the left, yet again by Zoe. During the rest of the second half we managed to keep the score at 2-1 even though there were some excellent runs from Jaz and the rest of the forwards and some challenges to our defence towards the end of the game. Thankfully the Magpies defence held them off.

We came away with a 2-1 won after a hard but victorious game. Well done Magpies. Players of the match were Zoe and Georgie.

Ladies 6s – MATCH REPORT

Magpies Ladies 6s 2-2 UEA 3s

Magpies had the first push back, after even play a fantastic side line hit by Liz Cole in her own half sped past all of the circling UEA players, a practised slip in by Rachael Clifford left magpies 1-0 up. At pace UEA soon brought the ball down the middle, with quick passing and sneaky movements, magpies defence and midfield worked tirelessly but to no avail and UEA brought the score to 1-1.

Magpies fought UEA off several times and the midfield and forwards made quick runs up the sidelines using one touch passes and occasionally had to make a quick turn around, ready to defend again, which they always did. Unfortunately a foot in the magpies ‘D’ gave away a short corner, UEA struck the ball with confidence entering the goal, but hitting a UEA foot on the way through, after an initial celebration it was given as a foul.

UEA, who weren’t happy with this decision, came back strongly and then achieved their second goal to make it 2-1. After strong play from both teams, on one attack from Magpies we achieved a short corner. We made most of this opportunity and it was beautifully tapped it in.

Well done to everyone as this match was a tough one!

Ladies 6s – MATCH REPORT

Lowestoft 2s 2-6 Magpies 6s
(2 reports!)

Magpies enjoyed an emphatic victory at Lowestoft against their 2nd eleven.

Magpies had first pushback and opened the scoring within minutes. Rachel Clifford, taking the ball up the left of the field, went on to score. Lowestoft quickly had Magpies on the back foot as they stormed down the middle with a man over and levelled the score a few minutes later. Lowestoft had the upper hand for the next 20 mins or so, with numerous short corners which Magpies did well to defend and some excellent goal keeping maintaining a level score.

Magpies gradually began to play their game with greater confidence, with some good passing and great pace. After several short corners, Janet struck from the top of the “D” – the ball bounced off a few Lowestoft bootlaces but crept over the line for Magpies to take the lead again.

Shortly before half-time, Lowestoft were awarded a short corner which squeeked in off the post despite a valiant attempt to clear by a defender.

After a constructive half-time chat, Magpies came out and took the game by storm. A fantastic pick up on the right from Julia, crossed to Zoe in the centre was well laid off to Rachel on the left and easily slipped in past the goal keeper.

Magpies continued the pressure and increasingly dominated the play. The 4th goal came as Katie converted a short corner and Zoe’s fearless persistence in front of goal paid off with number 5 shortly after.

Magpies rounded up the game with a great play on yet another short corner – Janet slipping to Katie, who slipped back to Janet – Number 6!

Man of the Match went Rachel Peters who chased every ball on the right of the pitch, showing both skill and strength throughout the game.

Magpies Ladies 6ths were away today to Lowestoft! Even though Lowestoft was top of the table it didn’t stop Magpies from winning the game 6-2.

Magpies started with a very early goal from Rachel Clifford but then Lowestoft fought back making it 1 all. Then Janet scored a smashing short corner but Lowestoft managed to get back to 2 all from there with an own goal from Janet. But then for Magpies it was all up hill from here.

Their 3rd goal was scored with an excellent shot on goal hit from Katie. Zoë then set up a stunning goal scored but Rachel Clifford and then scored her own goal. Magpies were slowly but surely taking over the game. Just to put the cherry on top Janet set up a shot goal for Zoë to score, but Janet gets the credit for that goal.

This truly was a magnificent win for the Magpies ladies 6ths. Even though they faced tough challenges including Janet Brown getting a green card, Magpies were truly in the game.

Rachel Peters got ‘Man of the Match’ slowly followed Natasha Stead (Larry) with some truly amazing saves.

Well Done Sixths.

Ladies 6s – MATCH REPORT

Magpies 6s 6-0 Thetford 2s

Harleston Magpies Ladies 6th team entertained Thetford II and ran out comprehensive winners.

Good movement and one touch hockey enabled Magpies to establish a 3-0 lead at half time. Magpies maintained their dominance throughout the second half. Adding a further 3 goals. Completing a fine 6-0 victory.

The Magpies marksmen were Katie Forsyth 3, Rachael Clifford 2 and Zoe Cole 1.

Team photos on October 13th

On a glorious sunny morning at Weybread Magpies had a very successful set of results.

First of all the Colts A enjoyed their best performance of the season so far. They completely dominated the game against Norwich Union. Our keeper did not have anything to. Magpies won 2-0 and could have had many more thanks to some great hockey.

The Development Team then scored 9 goals without reply against Lowestoft.

The Ladies 6th team also played well to beat Herlings 2-1. No photo I’m afraid.

Finally the Mens Vets kept up their 100% record in the league with a 12-2 demolition of Bedford. That’s now 37 goals in four games.