Ladies 3rd Team v Bury st Edmunds L 3-4
This week ladies 3 faced Bury 1st team, 4th in the league. Magpies started strong going one goal up secured by Eva H within the first ten minutes. Magpies found themselves applying lots of pressure on the opposition with lots of great leads and momentum from all lines of play; which lead to moving the ball up quickly from Sophie C, Sophie M and Jess G . Bury responded with a goal after securing a penalty corner but Magpies continued to keep most of the possession, battling hard; the ball moved from end to end until Leggy secured a 2nd goal after a scrap in front of the goal for the ball. Half time quickly approaching both team pushed hard. Meanwhile Bury secured a second goal tying it up at 2-2 at half time.
A great discussion at half time with great inputs from Phoebe E and Helena the inspirational talk lead to a strong start to the second half and continued to show a display of tremendous effort. Pushing hard when some quick play from bury came against the the solid defensive and midfield play by Plum, Helena , Rach and Betsy and some great saves by Kitty, Magpies goalie. Despite the effort Bury managed to gain two more goals. However Magpies came back strong with some excellent display of teamwork with some great runs and counter attacks. Magpies responded by gaining a penalty corner by which Leggy slipped it calmly into the back of the net with a straight strike. With ten minutes left magpies put pressure on their opponents making magpies look dangerous on the ball. Despite multiple effort from phoebe, Leggy, Amy C, Alice W, Eva and Molly W and Ellen P in the last few minutes of the game keeping calm through out. Time eventually ran out and ended as a 4-3 loss for magpies but was splendid effort by the team.
Man of the match – Kitty