Harleston Magpies Ladies 6th XI match report.
Fixture: Magpies vs Herlings
Our final match of the season was played against Herlings on their grass pitch. It was a perfect spring day and playing on grass would have been enjoyable had it not been such hard work. Herlings clearly had the advantage over us and scored a goal from a short corner. They dominated the game and were a strong team but with sheer effort from the defence, particularly, Jodie Guest (voted Player of the Season), the ball flew back and forth but remained away from our goal.
During the second half, we were playing uphill. Grace Pearson, (voted Player of the Match), played superbly, stopping every ball that came her way. Emily Mc Cluskey was the youngest player yet showed maturity in her passing skills and Jess Harvey, the goalkeeper made some fine saves. Despite some injuries, we battled hard against Herlings and the game did become a bit defensive with the two teams bunched together, close marking. However the score didn’t change and it was a reasonable end to the season.
Score: 0 – 1