Harleston Magpies Ladies 6th team versus Watton Ladies 3rd team.
Knowing that Watton were at the bottom of the league, we were able to make a change to structure and push players into different positions to see if we could strengthen for future games. The gamble paid off when Beth Moodie, our new recruit, picked up the ball in the D and smashed it home within minutes of opening play. Then, to our amazement, she did the same again! We dominated the first half with further goals coming from Izzy Slade, who also scored two goals, and Julie Davy. Watton hardly bothered our defence but when they did Verity Tomson and Marie Davy cleared any stray balls, Watton did manage to break through our defence but unfortunately sustained an injury when Julie Davy struck the ball to clear it and the Watton player had stepped in front of her at the wrong moment and took a stick to the face!
The second half was much the same as the first with further goals coming from Jenny Meyer, Lydia Barrett and Annie Lancaster. Jane Collins had an amazing game playing a forward position. The score ended 8-0 but for me it was seeing the smiles on the players’ faces and them enjoying every moment of the game. Well done ladies; huge pat on the back.
Score: 8 – 0