Ipswich II 3 Bourne 0
Division 1NIpswich II 3 Bourne 0Ipswich 2s remain at the top of East Division One North following a 3-0 defeat of Bourne on Saturday.In relation to the recent sad events in Ipswich, prior to this rearranged match, both the teams, umpires and spectators observed a one minute silence as a mark of respect to the victims and their families.
Ipswich II 3 Bourne 0
Ipswich 2s remain at the top of East Division One North following a 3-0 defeat of Bourne on Saturday.
In relation to the recent sad events in Ipswich, prior to this rearranged match, both the teams, umpires and spectators observed a one minute silence as a mark of respect to the victims and their families.
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Once play was underway, Ipswich pressurised from the start. The midfield quartet of Leisa King, Anni Broster, Sarah Logan and Tori Spencer linked well with the initial forward pairing of Jo Gray and Amanda Little. Gray worked particularly well with Broster and King to set up some strong attacks.
Bourne worked hard to break down the midfield play and on several occasions broke through with some dangerous runs. Kat Wrinch, Jenny Ellis, Hannah Godfrey and Hannah Tallent were all relied upon to land some timely tackles, which they mostly succeeded in doing, with Claire Gould in goal only really only worried once or twice.
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Bourne's defence also survived some hairy moments, with Ipswich taking a while to turn possession into goals. Jo Gray finally broke the deadlock, getting a touch on a reverse stick shot from Anni Broster to deflect past the keeper. Soon after, some great movement of the ball gave Leisa King the space to shoot from top right of the 'D'. The opportunity did not go to waste, King leaving the visiting goalie stranded with a cracking shot into the far corner of the goal.
In the second half, Lisa Jones linked well with King and Broster to keep pushing forward. Amanda Little picked up some great balls with runs out wide and linked back with Sarah Logan to penetrate the 'D', while Fiona Lane and Anni Broster made the left defenders work hard to keep the ball out of the danger zone. The sustained pressure saw Ipswich win a string of short corners and from one of Sarah Logan, at right slip, made no mistake with an almost casual strike to score her first league goal for the 2s (to the delight of all her team-mates!)
This game offered the chance to give two up and coming youngsters some East Division One experience. Milly McWhirter, making her second team debut, made some great pick-ups and runs down the right wing, while Beth Scott had a sound game at left defence, pushing up and forcing errors from the visiting attackers.
Man of the Match - Anni Broster.