Harleston 10 Bury St Edmunds 0

Premier AHarleston Magpies 10 Bury St Edmunds 0Harleston finished their season off in style with a ten goal victory over Bury. Harleston dominated the game from the start, playing some nice attacking hockey, moving the ball early and providing plenty of running off the ball.

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Harleston Magpies 10 Bury St Edmunds 0

Harleston finished their season off in style with a ten goal victory over Bury.

Harleston dominated the game from the start, playing some nice attacking hockey, moving the ball early and providing plenty of running off the ball. This excellent movement lead to plenty of chances, however only three of these were converted in the first half with goals coming from Colin Wheelhouse, Andy Hipwell and Richard Ling.


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At the start of the second half Bury had a great ten minute spell pushing Harleston back and forcing them to make a couple of errors. However, the defensive unit of Dave Francis, David Ling, Leigh Sitch, Stuart Leate and Iain Martin held firm to deny Bury opening their account.

With 15 minutes to go Harleston were on fire and started their goal scoring spree. With a good press set up Bury found it increasingly hard to get the ball out of their half and Harleston capitalised on this. With good play from in midfield, Tom Sumner picked the ball up and drew the goalkeeper leaving Colin Wheelhouse with an open goal that he just couldn't miss. Wheelhouse completed his hat-trick two minutes later following good play down the right wing.

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Tristan Baynes scored twice, coming in from left midfield to slot home, and Hipwell also scored his second before Wheelhouse scored his fourth. Wheelhouse then set up Richard Ling in the dying seconds to sign off from first team duty in great style. Dave Francis also signs off from first team duties after his solid performance at left-back.

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