MENS 3RD TEAM REPORT 2ND FEBRUARY 2019

Mens 2nd Team v UEA D 1-1

This weekend the 3rds faced a very strong UEA 1st team with a lot of talent. After getting caught on the break we conceded early on to a well taken finish from the UEA striker.
After this Magpies realized it was going to be a hard fought game. We had to be patient. About half way through the first half we were at our prime and moving the ball nicely through the defence, midfield and the attack, we were creating some good chances but couldn’t quite manage to score.
After an inspirational half time talk from Adam and Phil everyone was determined to go get a result out of the game.
After a quick start to the half from magpies we finally got what we deserved. After some quick inter play and taking the free hit quickly the ball found its way to Gavwho rocketed it across the face of goal before taking a deflection off one of the UEA defenders and smashing straight into the bottom corner. After this Magpies were determined to go get a winner but UEA had the exact same idea. After a big midfield battle UEA and Magpies both had the occasional chance.
Going into the last 5 minutes UEA were peppering the goal but after some outstanding saves from Nick Moss Magpies were holding in there. Then with about 3 minutes left we got a short corner of our own which unfortunately we couldn’t quite execute it.  It finished 1-1.

This was a great point to put us in a good position going into the final stretch of the season.