Thetford 8-0 Magpies 5s
Magpies ladies 5ths travelled to Thetford with a strong team and a good match from last week behind them. Sadly the team did not wake up at the starting whistle and a goal against them was scored within the first minute. Shocked, the ladies then started to play the hockey they are capable of passing the ball and using the wing.
Thetford had a very fast side with the right wing player out running Ginny Crawford and Emma Lacey on several occasions. ‘Pies made a few breaks with the speed of Lisa Kent and Kay Dennis but could not find a finish. Rachel Clifford nearly made the scoreboard with a lovely cross from Becky Ford but it just slipped past the post.
Thetford’s second goal also came in the first half. At half time Georgie Bore gave some encouraging words and we went out to try to recover the game.
Sadly this did not happen! In fact quite the opposite. A flurry of goals were scored against ‘Pies and then poor Peg Bridges after making some monumental saves fell to the ground and twisted her knee. The decision was made to continue for the last 10 mins without a goalie.
Emma Lacey dropped back into defence and Georgie Bore became the ‘backstop’ as Graham Hughes puts it. Then more injury occurred when Georgie stopped dead a long corner ball with the bridge of her foot, so she too went off hobbling. Three goals were score against us in the last 10 minutes with the final score line 8-0.
Emma Lacey had to alert the Thetford captain that not as many players would be going back for teas as pre-arranged as a fair few were off to A and E.
The few players who could stay voted Peg as Player of the match as she made some really good saves.
Next week we are away at Pelicans.