We had been given a home draw in the Quarter final of the U18 National cup competition against Beeston U18 girls who were the National champions for the last 3 years. Beeston made their long trip to Magpies with a squad that contained several England players and they started the game strongly.
Beeston had a lot of the play in the first 10 mins but magpies held firm and managed to keep the visitors at bay until the 15th minute when magpies defence was beaten by a wonderful individual goal from Beeston. The defence of Katie, Charlotte, Lauren and Sketch kept battling and made some crucial tackles.
Magpies kept trying to attack and good play between Tor and Anna resulted in Alice crossing to Abby and her shot was saved by the Beeston keeper. Beeston managed to have the majority of possession and finished the half 5-0 ahead.
After Rob and Lucy’s half time talk, magpies competed more and grew into the game in the 2nd half. Lauren made a good run into the Beeston D but just failed to hit the target.
Magpies started to force some short corners and Abby scored a well taken goal from one of these. this goal was deserved and credit to the girls that they continued to compete against a very well organised team, the final score was 7-1 to Beeston.
Magpies can take credit that they reached the last 8 of the National cup and in the previous 3 rounds had scored 27 goals also a lot of the squad will still be in same age group to compete again in next years competition.