Ladies 1st v Sevenoaks 1 W2-1
Harleston Magpies sponsored by Musker McIntyre Estate Agents this week travelled to Sevenoaks knowing it would be a tough game with reduced numbers due to injuries. Sevenoaks started the game well and dominated play but solid defending gave them no opportunity to take the lead. Magpies won a short corner within the first ten minutes which was comfortably slotted home low and hard by Lauren Rowe. Within a few minutes Magpies won a second short corner which once again Lauren Rowe found the back of the net with an awesome drag flick.
Sevenoaks fought back winning short corners and a penalty stroke but still could not get on the scoreboard. Half-time saw Magpies 2-0 up.
Sevenoaks came out hard in the second half desperate to get back into the game but an amazing team effort held solid for a substantial amount of time soaking up pressure. Sevenoaks won several short corners, finally slotting one home with ten minutes remaining. Lara Taylor made a brilliant run down the right, passing the ball across the circle for a deflection from Lauren Rowe which beat the goalkeeper and initially was given but then disallowed. Sadly not quite getting her hat-trick! Sevenoaks then opted to go to a kicking back but Magpies stayed strong to secure another three points and send them to second in the league table.
Next week Magpies welcome local rivals Ipswich to Weybread.
Squad: Lauren Barber (Capt), Megan Brown (GK), Katrina Sitch, Debbie Francis, Fran Burrell, Lara Taylor, Lauren Rowe, Lizzie Clymer, Jess Bloom, Tor Findlay, Rose Winter, Georgie Gardens, Charley Seaman and Annie Nunn.