Magpies Ladies 4th’s Hockey Match Report

Broadland II 6 – 3 Magpies Ladies IV
  Magpies travelled to Taverham to play Broadland in a friendly, their first friendly of the season, and their last before league matches commence next week!  With a different looking side to last year, and no goalkeeper, Magpies knew it was going to be a tough game.
  However, the away side started well, with encouraging moves into Broadland’s defensive third and some shots on goal, enjoying the majority of possession for the first quarter.  It was Broadland, though, that took the early lead, a good pass slicing the Magpies defence leaving an goal open for the shot.  Magpies responded well, with Karen Absolon taking up a good position in the D to draw the away side level.  Broadland, however, continued to take of advantage of no goalkeeper to beat, and went 3 – 1 up going into half time.
  The second half saw Broadland first extend their lead before Absolon got her second goal, making it 4 -2.  Karen Hunt at the back for Magpies did a sterling job as the last line of defence with several crucial tackles but Broadland soon made it 6 – 2, before Kay Dennis pulled one back for Magpies, a sweeping shot into the far corner following a good long corner move.
  All things considered, Magpies must be proud of their efforts, a 6 – 3 loss by no means anything to be disheartened with, allowing for no goalkeeper and a much changed team.  Well done to all 12 players involved.
Kay Dennis, Magpies Ladies 4th’s.