Harleston III 1 Ipswich East Suffolk II

NE14HOCKEY East LeagueDivision 3NEHarleston III 1 Ipswich East Suffolk II 2Ipswich East Suffolk II saw off second place Harleston III on Saturday to record their first win of the season.

NE14HOCKEY East League

Division 3NE

Harleston III 1 Ipswich East Suffolk II 2

Ipswich East Suffolk II saw off second place Harleston III on Saturday to record their first win of the season.


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Form the off the home side displayed drilled routines, moving the ball well, however, solid defending in the centre by Day and Nayler quashed initial Harleston attacks.

There looked to be a deadlock between the teams until a well struck 16 yard hit found its way to Francis, who displayed composure by playing to the whistle, driving into the D and slipping the ball to Ian Wytcombe, who put IES in front.

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After half time, Harleston showed that they were out to win and put pressure on, though calm play by the midfield again aided the IES defence who still held fast.

With time pushing on, and IES settling into the match, a well-constructed succession of passes saw Klug work the ball to Ryan Jackson who converted a second goal for IES.

This seemed to rally Harleston slightly and, with 15 minutes to go, the home side converted from a deflected shot.

With time ticking on and challenges getting slightly more physical, three green cards were shown.

This did not calm either side though and, unfortunately for IES, Day obtained a yellow card.

Play continued until an elated IES were pleased to hear the full time whistle with their first win of the season and their first three points.

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