Ladies 3rd v Christchurch W 4-0

This week, the ladies 3 played Christchurch, with the help of their newly signed manager, Steven. Magpies started strong, earning a short corner within the first few minutes, which lead to lots of rebounds with great pressure on the opposition and eventually leading to a team goal, secured by Sophie Child. Despite Magpies having lots of possession, some quick play from Christchurch, lead a fantastic save from the Magpies goalie, Abi.

Magpies continued to dominate the game having started with the momentum, moving the ball up the pitch quickly with great success; this lead to an early second girl, coming from a pass by Helena Knock in defence to the top of Christchurch’s D and finished by a perfectly timed touch from Jess Green. The dangerous attacking play from the home team continued, with line runs from Ellen Pope, Alice Wiseman, Jess Green and Molly Warnes, earning Magpies their third goal, coming from a cross into the D and calmly finished by Leggy.

Christchurch responded strongly in the second half, but a solid team press and calm defence duo of Helena Knock and Rachael Baines ensured there was minimal entrances into Magpies D. Meanwhile, with the inners finding the space for the forwards and Amy Collison being a constant threat to the opposition, Magpies were earning a lot of short corners and chances for more goals. With some great support play from Laura Betts, Lucy Fields and Phoebe Eglington, Magpies remained patient in the oppositions 25. Eventually, they were rewarded with a penalty flick, which was calmly slotted in by Ellen Pope, to finalise a great team effort and well deserved 4-0 win.

Man of the Match – Amy Collison