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Ladies 1s – MATCH REPORT

READING 4-1 Harleston Magpies

Despite the score line this was a much improved performance by Magpies and the game in the end was turned by some crucial decisions. Magpies made a shaky start in the opening ten minutes and were saved by some excellent saves by goalkeeper Lucy Hayman.

Unfortunately the first penalty corner conceded saw Reading taking the lead with a drag flick. This Magpies side were not phased by this early set back and in fact improved their performance considerably as the strikers Angie Wheelhouse and Cherry Seaborn received much better support from midfield this week with Artemis Clark on the right playing much higher as wells good play from Jess Hull, Laura Parker and Sarah Cave. This positive response saw Magpies equalise before half time when Angie Wheelhouse made it 1-1.

Reading were 2-1 up immediately after the break on a hotly disputed goal which was clearly never touched by an attacker in the circle but the goal was confirmed by the second umpire 40 yards away. This probably had an impact on the third goal which was conceded within minutes from a penalty corner to make it 3-1. Within the space of 5 minutes a tight game had once again slipped away from Magpies.

Again Magpies produced a strong response and Angie Wheelhouse was denied three times by the Reading goalkeeper who made some good saves after the Reading defence had been opened up.

The attitude of the Magpies team was excellent and Debbie McAllen produced a real battling performance in front of the defence. Reading added a fourth goal near the end but Magpies can take great encouragement.

RESULTS – 10 NOV 2007

LADIES 1s v Reading (L) A L 1-4
LADIES 2s v Colchester I (L) 11.30 A L 0-2
LADIES Colts A v Reepham (L) 12.30 (W) H L 2-5
LADIES 5s v Pelicans III (L) 1.45 (S) H W 4-1
LADIES 6s v Lowestoft Railway II (L) A W 6-2
LADIES Colts B v Broadland II (L) (W) H W 3-1
LADIES Dev. v Norwich City (L) 10.00 A W 1-0

MENS 1s v St Albans (L) A W 2-1
MENS 2s v Cambridge City 2 (L) (W) H W 4-2
MENS 3s v Sudbury 2 (L) A D 1-1
MENS 4s v Lowestoft Town (L) 4.00 (W) H W 2-1
MENS 5s v Crane 2 (L) A W 3-0
MENS 6s v Norwich Union 4 (L) (S) H W 3-1
Men VETS v Shefford & Sandy (L) A L 1-3
SUN –
Pelicans minis
U11 BOYS – 2nd
U13
BOYS – 2nd

Mens 1s – MATCH REPORT

St Albans 1s 1-2 Magpies Men 1s

A confident Magpies team travelled down to St. Albans for a top of the table clash and came away with a fine and well-deserved 2-1 victory.

The Magpies players were all fired up for the tussle, and the early exchanges paved the way for the rest of the match with pressure from both sides but no sustained possession. Magpies then got into their stride and had a few good chances, which were well saved by the Albans keeper. Magpies then lost talisman Neil “Silver Fox” Toulson with a back injury putting him out for the rest of the match.

With the game going from end to end, Magpies managed to break away through Carl Sitch. His eventual pass to Chris Barber resulted in a shot, which forced a fine diving save from the Albans keeper. This inspired Magpies to search harder for the illusive first half goal. At half time the game was still in gridlock but Harleston had by far the best of the play and were confident going into the second half.

The Second half started as the first finished with Magpies pressure starting to take a toll on the tiring Albans defence. This resulted in an Albans player being yellow carded for a bad tackle in his own D. The short corner that followed brought another fine save from the tireless St. Albans keeper. Magpies finally broke the deadlock with a vintage pass from Richard Gill to Andy Hipwell, which he expertly deflected, into the goal.

Tristan Baynes was shown a yellow card for a stick tackle and Magpies were brought down to ten men. Nevertheless, Magpies continued to attack with the pace of Fanger and Hipwell causing a lot of problems for the slow St. Albans defence. James Wheeler was working hard on the left running himself so hard he had to be substituted with breathing difficulties.

The Harleston defence were then put under a lot of pressure with St. Albans desperate to get back into the game. An athletic display from Andy Bedwell at left back kept them at bay for a while, but a short corner was awarded just inside the 25, and St. Albans capitalised with a well-worked routine to put the ball past veteran keeper Iain Martin and level the scores at 1-1.

The score from Albans reset the counter and made Magpies really work hard. Minutes after this, Albans finally crumbled and gave away a short corner in the dying minutes of the game. Andy Hipwell expertly converted this corner and brought Magpies back into the lead with only minutes to go.

The last minutes were tense as Albans went for the equaliser but the Magpies back four of Sumner, Sitch, Ling and Bedwell denied any such a thing, producing a vintage display of hockey. The final whistle went, Magpies had secured the three points and had taken their rightful place at the top of the league.

Next week sees Magpies entertaining Havering at Home hoping to produce the same level of work rate and tenacity to continue their winning run.

Mens 2s – MATCH REPORT

Magpies 2s 4-2 Cambridge City 2s

A tremendous victory for magpies saw them leapfrog
Cambridge in the table to go up to 3rd position.

Magpies got off to a great start, keeping good
pressure on the visitors right from the off. With the
team looking resolute all over the field and with all
players combining well together, magpies deserved
their first goal which came through Dave Francis with
a well taken lifted shot at goal. City fought back
after the initial goal, and with the game becoming
more in the balance, it was vital that magpies seized
control of the game. This they managed to do, with
Lawrence Baynes converting a cross into the goal from
off the goalkeepers pads. Cambridge cotinued to attack
and before half time managed to get a goal back to set
up an intriguing second period.

Magpies were delighted with the start to the second
half, as they were quickly to regain their two goal
advantage, after Mike Warlow converted a low drag
flick from a short corner. However Cambridge struck
straight back converting a short corner of their own.
As legs started to tire and both teams going in search
of another goal more chances started to appear.
Magpies though were the team to take one of theirs, in
the form of Mike Warlow again with a clever touch
after a good passing move from the midfield. The last
section of the game though still had much action even
though no goals were to be scored. A goaline stick
save from man of the match goalkeeper Mark Lewis and a
goaline clearance from Dave Francis kept magpies with
a two goal advantage. Magpies held firm throughout
this period and looked solid. Even when Will “the
Wall” Johnson used his foot deliberately, which duly
earnt himself a yellow card, magpies did not panic.
The final few minutes saw magpies reduced to ten men
again, when once will had returned, Phil Cobbald
achieved another yellow card (to go with his one from
the week before). However the defence proved strong to
not concede any late goals.

Magpies came through a tough test in this match
against a very strong opposition. They will be pleased
to take the 3 points from the game. Spirits are high
going into next weeks match with Shefford and Sandy.

U13 Boys, Pelis Minis – 2nd Place

HARLESTON MAGPIES UNDER 13 BOYS
Pelicans Boys Minis Tournament

Magpies

v Peterborough lost 0-1 (0pts)

v Pelicans A won 2-0 (3pts) Thomas Ridley, Tom Graham

v Wisbech won 8-0 (3pts)
Tom Graham (3), Thomas Ridley (3), Kalun Bedingfield, Alex Green

v Watton won 3-0 (3pts) Tom Graham (2), Thomas Ridley

v Norwich City lost 0-1 (0pts)

v Pelicans B won 1-0 (3pts) Alex Green

v Dereham won 1-0 (3pts) Tom Graham

Magpies finished up with 15pts, 15 goals for, 2 against, which gave them 2nd place in the competition.
A strong Norwich City side were worthy winners of the Tournament, with Dereham finishing 3rd.

Ladies 5s – MATCH REPORT

Magpies 5s 4-1 Pelicans 3s

Magpies ladies 5ths went into the game with a 14 strong team eager to make their mark against Pelicans.

Magpies had the first push back and immediately sped up the field towards the Pelicans goal where an attempt to score was made, but denied. This really gave a good feel for what was to follow in this quality game.

Magpies played like a team keen to score, working the entire pitch and playing to our strengths. Lisa Kent had an amazing game scoring two goals the first of which came in the first quarter of the game. The play came up the left of the pitch and found Rachel Clifford on the left post who couldn’t get a clear shot and ably crossed it in front of the keeper for Lisa Kent to pop it into the net.

Pelicans came back quickly with an equaliser which found it’s way through the otherwise solid defence of Frances Fulcher, Georgi Bore, Karen Hunt and Virginia Crawford. Peggy Bridges in goal also made her presents felt by making some very good kicks away from goal.

Magpies did not let this affect their play and very quickly made several attempts at goal Becky Ford featured with two reverse stick shots which were saved by the Pelicans goalie. Becky throughout the match made attempts at goal but just couldn’t convert it to the scoreboard. The second goal came from a sharp cross from Kay Dennis which found Rachel Clifford.

After the half time break Magpies made some positional changes which gave the fresh legs of Laura Potter, Sam Williams and Sophie Hoseason a run out. The third goal came from a three touch move up the field, stemming from Georgie Bore who assisted the ball up the field to Becky Ford who passes through to the very quick Lisa Kent who then popped it in the goal.

The girls were hungry for more goals and the final one came from a short corner hit out by Becky Ford to Sam Williams who powered home a strong goal.

The final score was 4 – 1 and the play was of very high quality and extremely enjoyable.

Players of the match were Becky Ford and Lisa Kent

Ladies Development – Match Report

Ladies Development 1-0 Norwich City

This was a game that had the old girls of the team gasping – not just from the sheer brilliance of the youngsters again, but mainly because the game this week was played at an altogether faster pace than our previous games!
Norwich City had quite a few older players but this did not deter even the smallest of our team ( that doesn’t quite mean me!)

We played once more with discipline( with a few reminders from time to time-“release the ball!!” and “keep wider!!”) and our determination paid off just before half time.

With a great strike from a free hit by Bethan into the D and Paris in exactly the right position on the back post , we scored a good goal.

It was hard work to hang on to the lead although we did have several more excellent chances denied by City’s very good Goalie and in the end I think we deserved our 1-0 win.

Keep going girls!

Mens 4s – MATCH REPORT

Magpies Mens 4s 2-1 Lowestoft

Magpies Mens 4th XI home form continues to impress. In this close fought encounter with few clear cut chances Magpies came through showing considerable experience for such a youthful team. Marshalled by Bob Skinner, Stuart Peters and James Smith the team took the lead close to the end of the first half when strong running by Dan Legg on the left enabled Ben Wright to find time and space in front of goal, converting his chance on the second attempt.

Lowestoft equalised just before the break from a well worked short corner but Magpies continued to press and following a period of pressure and short corners Stuart Peters fired home the eventual winner. The Lowestoft goal keeper a little unfortunate on this occasion. However with Magpies back in front there was still time for Lowestoft to find an equaliser and a nervous final 10 minutes was played out. The home team defence holding on.

Ladies Colts A – MATCH REPORT

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.

Ladies 6s – MATCH REPORT

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

(1)
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.

(2)
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 Colts B – MATCH REPORT

Magpies Ladies Colts B 3-1 Broadland

The first half was dominated by Magpies and Shirley McAllen quickly scored from a short corner.

With Magpies having most of the play they went into half time with two goals up thanks again to Shirley. The second half found Broadland back in the game but with determination from the colts Rhianna Earrye put in Magpies third.

Broadland then put away their only goal of the match finishing 3-1.

Lucy Chubbock had an excellent game in centre mid and Tanya on left mid and Mary Wright played well on her debut. Not forgetting Flora who played excellently in goal making some good saves.

Harleston Magpies Events

The following events are being organised by the Fund Raising & Social Committee and your support would be much appreciated to help towards clearing the Club’s outstanding loans of £94,000

Saturday 24 November 2007

COCKTAIL EVENING

IN THE CLUBHOUSE 7.30PM
TICKETS £3 (including food) available from the bar

Dress: Smart Casual


Saturday 24 November 2007

COCKTAIL EVENING

IN THE CLUBHOUSE 7.30PM
TICKETS £3 (including food) available from the bar

Dress: Smart Casual


Saturday 29 December 2007

FANCY DRESS MIXED HOCKEY

Team captains are kindly asked to let

Jose Tibbenham know how many of their squad would be interested in playing in this event and if they would prefer it to be in the morning or afternoon


Mike Denham (Club Chairman)
9/11/07

HARLESTON MAGPIES GROUND, SHOTFORD HEATH, WEYBREAD, DISS, NORFOLK IP21 5UF TEL: 01379 853706

CHAIRMAN’S CHAT – 8 November 2007

Fireworks – spectacular in promise and deed

Last Friday’s Fireworks Spectacular certainly lived up to its name and I thank everyone who attended and all members who helped before and on the night with the organisation. I also thank the organising committee under the chairmanship of James Smith for putting on a fine show. We had the biggest attendance (and bonfire!) for some years which means that all three groups represented on the committee, i.e. Harleston Lions, Scouts and Magpies, have received a cheque for £1500. A meeting has already been held to start the planning of next year’s event!

Congratulations to the following:
Laura and Paul Schultheiss on the birth of Tom.

Carl Sitch on being selected for the England U18 assessment squad.

Ali Wardale (Norwich City HC) on winning the Coach of the Year section of the Norfolk Sports Awards and Leigh Sitch on being runner-up.

The Club’s fund raising and social committee invites you to the following event:


COCKTAIL EVENING
SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2007
IN THE CLUBHOUSE 7.30PM
TICKETS £3 (including food) available from the bar
Dress: Smart Casual


This Saturday (10 November) sees the long awaited clash between the Men’s 1sts and St Albans when at Clarence Park, St Albans (3.30pm) at least one 100% record will be shattered. Last Saturday the 1sts maintained their fine record with a hard earned win over Ipswich 2nds and having survived this potential banana skin game the team can look forward with some confidence against opponents who were relegated from the national league at the end of last season and who have made a good start at getting back at the first attempt.

If the match against Ipswich 2nds was eventful (and unfortunately not always for the right reasons) Sunday’s match between the Men’s Veterans and Slough Veterans was at least equally so with, as on the previous day, three yellow cards waved at our visitors (with one of the chaps seeing the sight twice!) and they could have no complaints. The Veterans, captained by Jerry Blackmore, thoroughly deserved their 5-1 victory with goals by Roger Kent (2), Philip Cobbald (2) and Phil Alexander. Phil’s shot come cross was missing the goal until to his surprise the keeper somehow managed to push the ball into his own net! The team is now away to Bishop’s Stortford in the next round of the EH Cup on Sunday 2 December.

I was very pleased but not surprised how our players conducted themselves in the two matches referred to above but I have heard language from HMHC players in other games at Weybread this season which I associate with other sports and would prefer not to hear again in our sport of hockey. I’ll not name names but as the saying goes “If the cap fits please wear it”!

The ginger tom & the Gocats
(the ‘Rock/Pop/60’s to present day’ group which includes HMHC members Tracy Baker, Roy Goodwin and Neville Chubbock)
Will be playing at Wortwell Community Centre
on Saturday 17 November
– Happy Hour 7.30 – 8.30pm
The group is well worth a listen – and I’m not their agent!

With kind regards and best wishes to all members, supporters and friends of the Club.

Mike Denham (Chairman)
Tel: 01603 506925
E-mail: MDenham975@aol.com
8 November 2007

WEEKEND PREVIEW

HARLESTON MAGPIES WEEKEND PREVIEW
10th November 2007

Harleston Magpies Ladies, sponsored by Kitchen Sense of Harleston, Harleston Magpies Ladies sponsored by Kitchen Sense play Reading away at 1.30 on Saturday in their English League Division I game.

Reading have been one of the early leaders in the Division this season so Magpies can expect another tough game this weekend. One player Magpies will have to look out for is Alex Smith who is amongst the goals this season but is a player Magpies know very well as she played for Harleston for three years whilst she was studying at UEA.

Another defeat last weekend is not easy for the players to take but they need to hang on in there and try to tighten up a defence that is leaking too many goals. Up front Magpies have carried a threat all season with the experienced Angie Wheelhouse and 15 years old Cherry Seaborn working well together and if the service to them can be improved they could do more damage to opposition defences.

Jess Hull returns to the squad this weekend in the absence of Amelia Thomson whilst Amy tuffs retains her place after making her full debut last week.

SQUAD: Louisa Grenacre (Capt), Lucy Hayman, Helen Brook, Lucy Miller, Amy Tuffs, Debbie McAllen, Sarah Cave, Artemis Clark, Jess Hull, Ellie Blake, Laura Parker, Cherry Seaborn and Angie Wheelhouse.

Harleston Magpies Men, sponsored by Durrants, in an action packed game at Weybread Magpies overcame local rivals Ipswich to remain equal on points at the top of the table with St Albans. Whilst Magpies went in at half time a goal behind Ipswich lost their goalkeeper following an injury and went down to nine men as a result of two yellow card offences. Meanwhile St Albans had to fight hard to overcome Dereham to maintain their 100% record.

This week the long awaited clash has arrived and Magpies take on the might of St Albans who were relegated from the National League at the end of last season.

Magpies are able to pick from a full squad with Tristan Baynes and David Ling getting back to fitness following injury.

Both Magpies and Albans form is impressive with 100 % records, Magpies having scored more goals but Albans having a superior defensive record having only conceded four goals in six games. It is expected to be a very close game, Magpies would probably settle for a draw but if their players can produce top form on the day then a win is well within their reach.

Robert Stimpson commented earlier this week “Our training has been going well and with a full squad we have to be optimistic of taking all three points. These games are very tight and will probably be decided on a piece of brilliance or a bit of bad luck by either side. From what we hear Albans are beatable but it is all about form and desire on the day.”

Ladies 1s – MATCH REPORT

BARNES HOUNSLOW & EALING 5-1 Harleston Magpies

Magpies made the perfect start when Angie Wheelhouse dispossessed the Hounslow defender in the opening ten minutes and although they saved her first shot she followed up to give Magpies an early lead. This clearly gave the young Magpies side a much needed boost in confidence whilst it had the opposite effect on the home side.

Gradually Hounslow started to force Magpies back into their half and they equalised with a well struck shot from the top of the circle through a crowd of players. They increased their lead before half time when Lucy Hayman saved the short corner strike comfortably but the defence did not react quickly enough to clear her pads and the resulting melee gave Hounslow a cheap goal.

The score remained 2-1 until well into the second half but Magpies were finding it increasingly hard to get the ball out of their half and were giving away too many corners for them to feel comfortable. In the end two quick goals from Hounslow gave them a very comfortable 4-1 lead. Ironically with the result certain Magpies seemed to play with the shackles off and gave a glimpse of what the forwards Cherry Seaborn, Angie Wheelhouse and Laura Parker could have done with better service from midfield, as they played some of their best attacking hockey of the match.

16 years old Amy Tuffs came on in the second half to make her National League debut but Magpies will look back on this match and know they must eliminate the repetitive errors that are costing them so dearly. Sarah Cave worked hard in midfield and as always the experienced players Lucy Hayman, Debbbie McAllen and Louisa Greenacre gave it everything.

For the second week running Magpies conceded a goal in the final minute of the game.

Mens 1s – MATCH REPORT

Harleston Magpies 4-1 Ipswich 2s

Harleston battle to victory in local derby

Harleston Magpies secured a vital win ahead of next week’s top of the table clash with St Albans.

In a fierce encounter Magpies initially controlled possession but were unable to force an early goal as Ipswich allowed the home team to move the ball around the back but prevented any successful attacking play. Harleston forced a number of short corners in the first half but they were unable to convert, with the Ipswich keeper forced into making a fine diving save from an Andy Hipwell drag flick.

Ipswich had their own periods of sustained possession and scored from a drag flick that experienced keeper Iain Martin was unable to stop. In response Magpies looked to pick up the pace of their attacks and Carl Sitch produced an excellent through-ball for James Wheeler. Unfortunately as Wheeler dived for the ball he clashed with the Ipswich keeper leaving him floored and unconscious. At this point the Ipswich keeper was determined to continue and play was resumed although the break disrupted the game severely and both teams struggled to half time with Magpies finishing the half down 0-1.

The second half started in confusion as the Ipswich keeper, still suffering from his earlier head injury, refused to leave the pitch. As a result an additional break to the game ensued during which the Ipswich team finally persuaded their keeper to leave the pitch and appointed a replacement. In the meantime Magpies were taking advantage of the disruption to pass the ball around and stay focused on the game ahead and as play resumed Magpies stole the initiative from Ipswich and produced some fluent attacking moves which pressurised the Ipswich defence. In particular Tom Sumner displayed fine stick skills walking freely down the right channel through a multitude of Ipswich players, whilst James Fanger caused problems for the Ipswich players with runs down the right flank. A controversial goal broke the deadlock as Richard Ling deflected a cross from Richard Gill which brought the scores level. The Ipswich team objected to the goal being given and surrounded the umpire refusing to accept that the ball had been touched by Ling. As a consequence of their objections an Ipswich player was shown a yellow card and in quick succession Ipswich was reduced to nine players as the team continued to argue the decision.

The depleted Ipswich team were powerless to prevent Magpies’ ascendancy as they started to control the game with an athletic performance from Andy Bedwell at left back helping to stretch the play. Magpies’ continued pressure resulted in a short corner which was expertly converted by Andy Hipwell giving them the lead for the first time in the game. However the best move of the game involving Fanger, Sumner and Hipwell produced one of the best goals of the season converted by Richard Gill with a fine finish into the top corner. As the game continued Magpies persisted to dominate the play and when a Neil Toulson shot struck an Ipswich foot on the goal-line Hipwell added his second of the match from the penalty spot to secure victory.

The result leaves Harleston Magpies and St Albans both with six wins from their opening six games ahead of their first clash of the season next week.

Men 2s – MATCH REPORT

Brentwood 1s 1-1 Magpies 2nds

Magpies played strongly throughout the match, and with
the amount of pressure placed upon Brentwood during
the second half can feel that 1 point was the least
that they deserved.

During the first half magpies looked threatening.
However when getting nearer to the goal, the ball
didn’t fall kindly for magpies and defenders sticks
managing to clear the ball before magpies could gain
control. Magpies were unfortunate to concede a string
of short corners which were well kept out include
multiple great saves from Mark Lewis in goal. However
the man of the match couldn’t keep them all out and
Brentwood broke the deadlock in the first half.
Magpies level of play did not go down however. They
continued to press and play strongly and only went
into half time one goal behind.

During the second period the visiting team stepped up
their level of play in search of an equaliser. The
back four marking well meant that the rest of the team
could begin to play with more confidence going
forward. Magpies won numerous short corners and were
camping out in the Brentwood half for periods of the
game. However with Brentwood still looking strong on
the break concentration had to be high. Magpies
eventually levelled after a passing move, which was
finished neatly by Captain Lawrence Baynes with a
deflection over the out coming keeper from a cross.
Magpies could smell the victory, however even with
good ball retention from Magpies, the Brentwood
defence held strong. The late yellow card offence by
Phil Cobbald gave Magpies a late scare, however
magpies also held firm and the match ended in draw
which was viewed as a good point away from home for
magpies.

Next week magpies are at home to Cambridge City. With
some returning players magpies will hope to use their
home advantage to gain a good result from their league rivals.

RESULTS – 3 NOV 2007

LADIES 2s v Bourne I (L) 12.30 (W) H D 1-1
LADIES Colts A v Norwich City II (L) A L 1-2
LADIES 5s v Harriers (L) 2.00 A L 0-2
LADIES 6s v Loddon II 3.15 (S) H
LADIES Colts B v Dereham Colts II (L) A L 0-6
LADIES Dev. v Yarmouth (L) 1.45 (S) H W 3-2
SUN –
LADIES 1s v Barnes HE (L) A L 1-5
England Hockey Cups
U15 GIRLS v Pelicans A D 2-2 lost on flicks

MENS 1s v Ipswich 2 (L) 2.15 (W) H W 4-1
MENS 2s v Brentwood (L) A D 1-1
MENS 3s v Harleston Magpies 4 (L) H D 1-1
MENS 4s v Harleston Magpies 3 # (L) A D 1-1
MENS 5s v Harleston Magpies 6 (L) H W 6-4
MENS 6s v Harleston Magpies 5 # (L) A L 4-6
Men VETS v Chelmsford (L) A W 2-1
SUN –
England Hockey Cups

U15 BOYS v Peterborough conceded Home Win!
Men VETS v Slough 2.00 H
W 5-1