Panthers 6 Magpies IV 1

Martin and Acock Norfolk Women’s League

Premier Division

MAGPIES travelled to Sheringham to face Panthers in their second Premier Division league match of the season.

The away side started well, not allowing Panthers to daunt them, and enjoyed some possession in the Panthers defensive third. Magpies’ efforts were rewarded when a lovely move through the middle ended with Katie Webb smashing the ball past the Panthers ‘keeper.

Panthers were clearly rattled by going a goal down, and rallied hard to get back into the match, and it was only Ellie O’Sullivan in the Magpies goal that kept the away side’s lead intact.

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However, despite some magnificent defending by Emma Tolhurst, Sarah Legg, Claire Snelling, and Treacle Snelling, Magpies could not hold out, and shortly before half time, Panthers got a deserved equaliser.

The second half saw Panthers really step it up a notch, and for the first few minutes Magpies couldn’t get a solid hold of the ball. And it was then that fitness levels really started to show as Panthers played the ball around with ease, and despite the best efforts of Chloe Perfitt, Laura Schultheiss and Sam Williams in the Magpies midfield, the away side simply couldn’t compete and Panthers scored two goals in quick succession to firmly take the advantage.

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Playing now with extreme confidence, the home side dominated the half, scoring three more, winning the match comprehensively.

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