Magpies U11 boys won the Pelicans tournament on Sunday with another display of good hockey to make it 5 tournament wins out of 5 this season.
First up was Dereham where they found the opposition keeper in fine form and despite many good chances it looked likely that Dereham would hold out for a draw. However, with the less than a minute remaining Archie scored with a well struck shot that took a deflection past the keeper to give Magpies a 1-0 win. Next up were the hosts and Magpies had to dig deep against strong and skilful opposition. The winning goal came from Kieran who followed up his first shot to score from the rebound to make it 1-0. Magpies defence then held firm with good work from Jordan in goal to clear the ball and a number of good tackles from Will & Jack Heywood. Magpies then beat Watton 3-0 with 2 goals from Tristan and a fine short-corner goal from Jack Free-Smith. This was probably Magpies best performance of the day with strong contributions from George in defence and William in midfield. The final game was against Norwich City and Magpies looked comfortable as they took a 2-0 lead but City fought back well and Sam Tomlinson scored a great goal to make it 2-1. However, Magpies managed to hold out for the final two minutes to make it four wins out of four. Another good all-round performance and Magpies can now look forward to the county tournament at Gresham’s next weekend.
TeamJordan Wiseman – Goalkeeper