Bourne 3 Harleston Magpies III 1
NE14Hockey East Men’s League
NEVER change a winning team; a good philosophy but harder to put into practice. After last week’s encouraging home win for Harleston Magpies, only five players were able to make themselves available for the away trip to Bourne.
New faces included Giles Flatt and Luke Nauton making strong third team league debuts and Angus Bloomfield on his way back through the teams after breaking his thumb.
Although the result of the match was ultimately decided by two early Bourne goals there was much to be encouraged by, as the visitors battled hard to get back into the match.
Chances came, and when George Moore got Magpies on the score sheet it looked as though a repeat of last week’s comeback was on.
However as the match played out Magpies lost Ewan Cumming to a nasty looking head injury requiring they finished the game with only 10 players.
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The resultant re-shuffle left the risk of Bourne breakaway goals and unfortunately three minutes before time the scoring was completed from close range to disappoint the travelling side.