Harleston Magpies Ladies 1s Match Report – Friendly vs Ipswich
Harleston Magpies sponsored by Musker McIntyre Estate Agents travelled to local rivals Ipswich in a pre-season friendly. Magpies welcomed Charlie Harrison, Rose Winter and debutant Lottie Summers to the squad this week.
Playing in quarters offered the management good opportunity to review tactics. Each team had their phases of possession and Ipswich dominated in the second quarter exploiting gaps in the Magpies press and pinning them into their own 25. Against the run of play, Magpies took the lead at the end of the second quarter with Annie Nunn deflecting in on the left post from a well-worked penalty corner routine.
Magpies had their best spell in the third quarter creating a lots of chances at goal. They extended their lead when the ball found Lucy Whiting on the far post who scored with a reverse stick sweep.
The final quarter was more end-to-end with both teams struggling to retain possession. In the closing stages Ipswich caught Magpies on the break out-numbering the defence leaving an unmarked player on the back post to tap home.
Magpies were pleased to come away with a win against an experienced Ipswich team. Next week the squad travel to Southgate as they work towards the start of the season.
Squad: Charlotte Peet, Lauren Barber, Jess Howland, Louisa Greenacre, Sketch Titley, Rose Winter, Lottie Summers, Annie Nunn, Emma Lee-Smith, Lauren Mickleburgh, Charlie Harrison, Lucy Whiting, Tor Findlay, Alice Woolatt, Anna Tighe.