Harleston Magpies 4 – Peterborough 0

Harleston men’s first team entertained a Peterborough side relegated from National league last year in their final pre season game before the National league campaign kicks off next Sunday at home.

With mixed performances in their previous warm up games Harleston knew they needed a big performance to give them a boost before next weekend. In an open first half Harleston started the brighter creating a couple of half chances but never really tested the Peterborough keeper. Down the other end Harleston had Richard Harms to thank for ensuring they were not a goal down at half time with a couple of impressive saves. Harleston’s best chance came half way through the first half following good play down the right from Gareth Furlong released David Ling bursting forward however Ling was unable to find his older brother in the middle of circle.

Again Harleston started the stronger of the two sides in the second half pushing Peterborough back early in search of the opening goal. They found what they were looking for following good work from Tom Dunnet at the top of the circle won a short corner which he calmly slotted home following a slick move.

Harleston soon doubled their lead when Tom Sumner became free on the wing, the rampaging right back strolled in the circle where his powerful shot was tipped in at the near post by a Peterborough defender. The third goal soon followed again from a short corner which Ben Gowing deflected in at full stretch to leave the goal keeper helpless.

Despite late pressure from Peterborough Harleston did manage to grab a fourth goal when Tom Dunnet roofed the ball beyond the advancing keeper at his near post.

This win boosts the team before their vital opener against Sevenoaks.