Reepham 1 Magpies IV 3
Martin And Acock Norfolk Women’s League
Reepham 1 Magpies IV 3
MAGPIES were looking to make it three league wins out of three as they travelled to Taverham to play Reepham in an early evening push back.
Right from the first whistle the opening exchanges set the scene for the whole 70 minutes of play; hard, fast-paced and open.
It was Magpies who took the early initiative, winning a short corner, and when a Laura Schultheiss’ shot was stopped unfairly on the line a penalty flick was awarded. Rosie Blackmore bravely stepped up, and keeping her composure she cooly slotted the ball into the corner to give the away side the lead.
Reepham then enjoyed a spell of possession in the Magpies defensive third, but couldn’t break through. And midway through the half Blackmore got her and Magpies second, her persistence in the D paying off when she picked up a rebound and doubled Magpies advantage.
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Kay Dennis made it three for the away side shortly before half time, finding herself one on one with the ‘keeper and slotting the ball through her legs.
The second half saw Reepham get a goal back when Magpies lost the ball on the forward line and were punished as Reepham pushed to get back in the game. The home side continued to press forward, and it was Magpies captain and ‘keeper Kristina Erith who kept Magpies in it on several occasions.
Magpies couldn’t find their rhythm of the first half but battled hard to protect their lead with the defence outstanding in their effort and commitment; Gina Scott, Megg Eglington, Claire Snelling, and fourth team debutantes Katie Mound and Beth Absolon putting in fine performances.
A deserved three points for Magpies, continuing their brilliant start to the league campaign - a massive well done to all 12 players involved! Bring on next week!