Harleston 5 Bedford 0

Premier AHarleston Magpies 5 Bedford 0After a disappointing result last weekend Harleston travelled to Bedford looking to secure a vital three points, a hard task as Magpies had struggled to win at Bedford in recent years.

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Harleston Magpies 5 Bedford 0

After a disappointing result last weekend Harleston travelled to Bedford looking to secure a vital three points, a hard task as Magpies had struggled to win at Bedford in recent years.

The team were bouyed though by the return of fit again Colin Wheelhouse. The game started at a high intensity with some good end-to-end attacking hockey from both sides. Harleston were moving the ball well but at times gave away cheap possession and should have been punished. With about 20 minutes played Harleston found the break through at a short corner when Andy Hipwell flicked the ball past the bemused Bedford keeper.


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Bedford continued to push forward in the first half before being reduced to ten men and this gave Harleston some breathing space to see out the half at 1-0.

The second half started in similar fashion to the first with both teams pushing to find a goal. Harleston eventually found the break through when Sam Moore was gifted the ball by the Bedford defence and Moore calmly rounded the keeper before slotting the ball home.

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Bedford were again reduced to ten men which Harleston took full advantage of, Moore grabbing his second goal after good play from midfield allowed him a tap in at the far post. Magpies soon made it four after good play down the right from Tom Sumner, Stuart Leate and Tristan Baynes allowed Andy Hipwell to arrive at the top of the D to slap the ball home into an open goal.

The rout was finished late on when Tristan Baynes converted from the spot after Richard Ling had been brought down.

This was a real team performance with everyone working hard to the get the result that was needed.

Next weekend Harleston face league leaders Cambridge University in a crunch game at home.

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