Action Shots from Colts A match against Watton 2nds.
This was another excellent performance. Earlier in the season Magpies lost 4-0 to Watton. However, this time the result was the other way round.
Jade in goal had another commanding performance as did Amy, Lauren and Sarah in defence.
Jose Tibbenham continued her good run of form with 2 of the goals. She also linked up very well with the young pacy forwards.
Hannah Linger scored a good goal after being set up by Jose and Kristina added a 4th.
The Colts are now in 4th place and playing with huge self confidence.
The Colts A enjoyed their third 3-0 win on the trot and extended their unbeaten run since Christmas to 7 games. This run has seen them shoot up the league to 5th place (just behind 4th on goal difference). The run has been remarkable considering their struggles earlier in the season. It has included 6 wins and a 0-0 draw. The only goal conced in the 7 games was a penalty flick. Great credit then to goalkeeper Jade and the defence of Amy, Lauren, Sophie and Sarah. The forwards have also started to grow in confidence. Kristina, Katie, Hannah and Josie have been particularly impressive over recent weeks.
In yesterday’s match against Broadland Magpies opened the scoring half way through the first half when Lauren Barber hit an excellent ball into the D which Josie Tibbenham tucked in at the back post. Josie added a 2nd just before half time with help fom Katie.
Magpies really controlled the game in the second half with Amy, Lauren and Sarah Cole working the ball out of defence with great skill. The well desrved 3rd goal was set up by Josie pulling the ball back from the back line for Kristina.
TheColts only have 2 league games to go but hopefully can keep their run of wins going and finished as high as 4th in the league which would be some achievement after being bottom of the league at Christmas.
Magpies Ladies Colts A 3-0 Norwich City
Despite the predictions of snow this game went ahead as scheduled. Early exchanges were even and neither team were able to break the deadlock in the first half. The first goal came when Magpies stole the ball on their defending 25, a quick pass found Hannah Linger on the half way line who beat a defender on the way to the D and coolly slotted the ball past the advancing keeper. This seemed to spur colts on and gain more pressure in the visitors half. Jenny Blyth put colts two up riding a tough tackle at the top of the circle and slotting home.
There was no way colts were going to let this lead slip and Jose Tibbenham scored their third with a reverse stick shot having taken the ball round the advancing keeper. A great team performance which has been coming for a long time.
Magpies Ladies Colts A 2-5 Reepham
This was always going to be a tough match with Reepham near the top of the table but confidence was high at the start of the game.
Unfortunately; Magpies started badly conceding two quick goals which meant they were always chasing the game. 15 minutes into the game, positional changes saw magpies start to eliminate some of the early errors and they started making numerous chances upfront.
One of these chances was finally taken when Katie Forsyth made an excellent run down the right which resulted in Jose Tibbenham setting up Becky Marshall for her second goal of the season.
Unfortunately Reepham soon regained their two goal lead and then went on to score a further goal before magpies managed to pull one goal back with Jess Withers scoring at the left post from a penalty corner.
Reepham finally won the game 5-2 but Magpies did have chances throughout the game and the defensive line (whose average age was just 15!) were very unlucky on a few tackles which just did not go their way.
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.