Harleston Magpies Ladies 7th team versus Norwich Dragons Ladies 8th team.
It was a fine, warm afternoon at Weybread where we fielded just ten players against a full Dragon’s team plus reserves. Initially, Dragons dominated the play whilst we settled into the game but, knowing that we were short, made each Magpies player work hard. With Dragons threatening to score from multiple long corners, something had be done and swiftly. Jane Collins smashed the ball away from our circle and Evie Rogers ran up the left wing, dodged defenders and passed the ball to Georgia Hood who swept it home.
Knowing that Dragons would come back with a vengeance, we played even harder whilst trying to keep our width but marking our opposition who tended to follow the ball. Annie Lancaster made some fine runs and Lili Mohiddin stopped the Dragon’s forwards in their tracks. Soon, we were delighted to be awarded a short corner, struck by Jo Meyer to Jane Collins who smashed it home. Dragons were beginning to tire and there was some argie bargie with the umpires who good-naturedly kept their cool. With some excellent play, we managed to win the match.
Score: 2 – 0