Ladies 6th v Norwich Dragons 6 (Home (L) W 1-0)
At home this weekend the Ladies 6ths played the Norwich Dragons 6ths in another early push back. Damp conditions, but weather held with no rain at the outset, but that was not to continue.
Dragons came out strong, and for the first 10 minutes Magpies defended against some unrelenting attacks from the visitors. Goal keeper, 13-year-old Katie Davy held her own in the D, and made sure none of their early advances hit the target.
After the initial attack by Dragons, the Magpies begun to get into a rhythm and had some great periods of play. All in all this was a great team effort, with training paying off, our defensive positioning looked much improved. This week there was a solid performance defensively and going forward.
The Magpies attack were rewarded with a short corner, and Vanessa Vigrass smashed a strike into the right corner to score, Magpies were 1:0 up going into half time.
After half time the rain started, but this did not deter either team. Good passages of play by both, Magpies found themselves in space whist attacking, but could not convert to secure the victory.
A tense last five minutes, where the Dragons upped their attack. The Magpies stayed solid refusing to let the visitors snatch a goal at the end of a hard-fought game. Unbeknownst to most of the Magpies on the pitch, the Dragons 6ths are currently top of the league, and were unbeaten this season.
Everyone got back behind the ball to defend, and cheers erupted as the final whistle was blown. The 6ths had secured their first win of the season.
The game was played in great spirit, both teams battled hard but with great sportsmanship. The Dragons were friendly and gracious in defeat – they even put up with the 6th’s group hug after the match to celebrate.
Squad: Katie Davy (GK), Marie Davy, Felicity Perry, Rachael Clifford, Jane Collins, Jenny Meyer, Heather Brand (c), Annie Lancaster, Louise Davy, Vanessa Vigrass, Elena Flatt, Lydia Barrett, Lucy Basey-Fisher.
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