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Match report – Ladies’ O35s – Sunday 12 March 2017

Jersey Ladies’ O35s 1 Harleston Magpies Ladies’ O35s 2

Ladies’ O35s after their 2-1 away win over Jersey Back row L-R. Shirley McAllen (manager), Laura Betts, Kath Johnson, Charlotte Rourke-Beasley, Anouska Stott, Charlie Harrison, Karen Fletcher, Treacle Griffin, Rachel Goodson Front row L-R. Lucy Field, Plum Sweet, Debbie Francis, Louisa Greenacre, Jose Tibbenham, Becky Baker, Angie Wheelhouse                                                                                                  Photo courtesy of Sue Sweet

With this away win Harleston Magpies Ladies’ O35s are through to the final of the England Hockey Trophy when on Sunday 30 April they play Timperley at the Lee Valley Sports Centre in the Olympic Park. After an eventful early flight from Gatwick on Sunday morning Magpies dominated much of the game but found the Jersey goalkeeper in outstanding form. She pulled off a remarkable save in the first minute from a fierce shot from Anouska Stott and this set the pattern for much of the rest of the game. Magpies wasted four penalty corners before, with half time approaching, Angie Wheelhouse put them ahead at another with an unstoppable shot into the far left corner reminiscent of her record goal scoring days for the 1sts. Debbie Francis was as sound as ever in the middle of the pitch while in a good squad performance Becky Baker was playing well in only her second game in some seven years as she supported the forwards.

Anouska was a constant threat to the Jersey defence which tackled and stopped the ball well. But there was nothing they could do when she swept home in typically fine style a centre from the right by Debbie early in the second half. It came as something of a nasty surprise when Jersey won and smashed home a penalty corner much to the delight of their hundred supporters sitting in the grandstand. Thereafter Magpies continued to have almost total domination of the game but the Jersey goalkeeper pulled off goal bound efforts by Anouska and Charlie Harrison. Ten minutes from the end Magpies missed a great chance to open up a two–goal lead which would have reduced the nervous tension building in the team and among their small group of supporters. Jersey mounted a late attack which was thwarted by the Magpies defence in which Kath Johnson was as steady as always leaving the visitors with a thoroughly deserved win which on another day could have been by a far greater margin. Well done squad and team (and trip) organisers Jose Tibbenham and Louisa Greenacre.


Investec Womens O35’s Trophy

Investec Women’s O35’s Trophy Harleston Magpies 4 Bury 1

Having beaten Norwich Dragons in the previous round Magpies O35s faced Bury at home for a place in the National quarter finals. Magpies had the better of the opening exchanges but the Bury defence stood firm until a slick passing move was finished off by Angie Wheelhouse beating the advancing goal keeper on 23 minutes. Anouska Stott added the second 3 minutes later to give Magpies a 2 goal margin at the break.

Bury came out strongly at the start of the second half and deservedly scored with a good strike from Sharon Holton. The game was then finely balanced but Magpies gradually gained control of the midfield. Kath Johnson added a third from a penalty corner lob and Charlie Harrison completed the scoring.

The quarter final match will be on February 26th

Squad:- Karen Fletcher (GK) Rachel Goodson, Kath Johnson, Plum Sweet, Laura Betts, Debbie Francis, Louisa Greenacre, Charlie Harrison, Teresa Griffin, Angie Wheelhouse, Lucy Field, Anouska Stott, Jose Tibbenham.