Harleston Magpies sponsored by Durrants Estate Agents travelled to Nottingham for the 2nd weekend of Indoor action. Magpies started the day in second place in League Division 1 from Surbiton on goal difference and three points behind the leaders Sutton Coldfield.
Magpies did not play that well in their opening match against Gloucester City, but still managed to lead 2-1 and 3-2 but just could not play out the final 50 seconds and Gloucester equalised from a penalty corner with no further time left on the clock. Magpies goal scorers were Emma Lee-Smith, Lara Taylor and Debbie Francis.
In the second match against Reading Magpies found themselves 3-0 down, 4-1 down but pulled back a crucial goal just before half time to make it 4-2. In the second half Magpies responded very well and went on to finish 6-4 winners. Goal scorers Sarah Brook 2, Lauren Barber 2 and Emma Lee-Smith 2.
On Sunday Magpies had a crunch match against Sevenoaks which they needed to win to stay in contention for promotion. Unfortunately Sevenoaks proved too strong and really punished Magpies on the counter attack leaving Magpies 4-1 down at half time. As hard as Magpies tried they could not get back into the match and finally lost 6-2. Goal scorers Sarah Brook and Lauren Barber.
Before the final match Surbiton had won the League and Sutton Coldfield were confirmed in second place. However Magpies finished the Tournament playing some excellent hockey and came back from losing 2-0 at half time to score three goals at the start of the second half to take a 3-2 lead. Sutton Coldfield levelled the scores at 3-3 and that is how the match finished. Goal scorers Lauren Rowe 2 and Emma Lee-Smith.
After two hard weekends of hockey Magpies finished in a respectable fourth position but were not quite able to challenge the top two teams who won promotion to the Premier Division.
Squad: Emma Lee-Smith (Player Coach), Lauren Barber (Capt), Megan Brown, Lauren Rowe, Kristine Ayling, Debbie Francis, Charlotte Harrison, Lara Taylor, Aoife Lowe-Davies, Sarah Brook and Annie Nunn.