This week the Mens 3s hosted an experienced and well turned out IES 3s in a late 4:30 fixture, with conditions somewhat undesirable. IES started the game strongly and Magpies had to react well to avoid conceding early, however the combination of youth and experience was enough to keep IES at bay. Magpies worked hard to regain possession and arguably had the better run towards the end of the half. The second half started as the first finished with good intensity from Magpies, however an unfortunately miss-trap in the Magpies D led to a clinical finish from the IES forward. IES 1, Magpies 0… Shortly afterwards ‘Man of the Match’ Ed Brice led the ‘move of the match’, with link up play straight off the training pitch linking well with back from injury Stu Fields who rounded the keeper and allowed Johnny to equalise with a neat finish at the back post. The proceeding minutes saw outstanding saves from both keepers and the game finished a very fair 1-1. The IES captain was very complementary of the quality & pace of the game, and one of the more senior members of the 3rd team was even heard saying that the past 3 games were amongst his most enjoyable in several years.