Harleston Magpies Ladies 7th team versus Norwich Dragons Ladies 7t team
Our match was played at home on a bright, sunny morning; there were four spectators, two of whom were dogs. We kept the play at our end of the pitch and when Dragons ran towards our goal, the defenders played superbly. Peg Bridges made a diving save when a Dragon forward took a shot from the edge of the circle. Bex Pottruff struck the ball to Shirley McAllen who smashed it home. Just before half time, Shirley McAllen sent a timely shot to Evie Tibbenham who, being near to the goal diverted it home.
The second half involved lots of ball-following and we seemed to lose our structure. Dragons had a few short corners but luckily these were well-defended. Our own short corners were quick but Dragons were always ready. Fiona Brice fought hard for every ball and Lizzie Adcock made some brave tackles. Next, a spectator shouted, “Keep it clean girls,” which made me think of rugby tactics until it twigged that she meant the score. Sure enough, with two minutes to go, Dragons scored.
Score: 2 – 1