Ladies 1st Team Match Report 14th October 2017

Ladies 1st Team vs Sevenoaks 1st Team (Home (L) L 0-1)

Harleston Magpies sponsored by Musker McIntyre Estate Agents this week faced unbeaten Sevenoaks at The Nest.  Magpies knew they would be facing an experienced Sevenoaks team that will no doubt finish towards the top of the table at the end of the season.

The first half was dominated by Magpies pressing the Sevenoaks defence and creating goal scoring opportunities but the Sevenoaks defence stayed strong and kept the score at 0 – 0.

The game was tightly contested with frustrations showing from both teams as they couldn’t break through.  Magpies received an unfortunate injury at the end of the first half with Emma Lee-Smith receiving a knock to her jaw.  Followed by a Sevenoaks injury later in the game.

Sevenoaks took the lead early in the second half, taking full advantage of a short corner and scrambling the ball into the goal. This kicked Sevenoaks into a more attacking gear but Magpies continued to hold a tight back line with outstanding performances from Charlotte Peet in goal and Captain Lucy Belsey in defence.

Overall, it was a great game for the spectators to watch but not the result Magpies were hoping for.  The ladies will take a lot from this game into training next week.  Travelling to Chelmsford next week, Magpies hope to bounce back from defeat with a win, in this early part of the season.

Squad: Charlotte Peet (GK), Lucy Belsey (Capt.) Lauren Barber, Jess Howland, Katherine Ridley, Louisa Greenacre, Lauren Mickleburgh, Charlie Harrison, Emma Lee-Smith, Olivia Locke, Lucy Whiting, Tor Findlay, Alice Woollatt, Lizzie Clymer.