Harleston Magpies 2 Uni of Birmingham 0

Slazenger England Womens Hockey League Division OneHarleston Magpies 2 University of Birmingham 0Harleston Magpies continued their improved form when they beat Birmingham University to move up to third place in the league with a game in hand.

Slazenger England Womens Hockey League Division One

Harleston Magpies 2 University of Birmingham 0

Harleston Magpies continued their improved form when they beat Birmingham University to move up to third place in the league with a game in hand.

Magpies played some of their best hockey of the season in the first half with crisp passing and a competitive edge in the tackle.


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Magpies early pressure won them several penalty corners and eventually they took the lead from one when Debbie McAllen was first to react at the post to put Magpies in front.

This was nothing less than they deserved as they continued to play the ball out of defence through the midfield where Louisa Greenacre was having an excellent game. The forwards were thriving on the improved service from midfield. There were also encouraging performances from Becky Wheeler and

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Artemis Clark.

Magpies deserved a second goal and this came early in the second half when Debbie McAllen again scored from a penalty corner in similar circumstances.

Magpies temporarily lost their midfield grip midway through a scrappy second half as Birmingham threatened Magpies defence for the first time in the game, but Magpies dealt with the pressure and Charlotte Harrison in her new defensive role had another excellent game. In the end Magpies came out

comfortable winners.

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