Thetford 6 Magpies Ladies IV 2

Martin and Acock Norfolk Women’s League

Premier Division

A midday push back at Breckland Leisure Club was the setting for Magpies away fixture against Thetford.

For the first 10 minutes or so, Magpies looked good, keeping possession of the ball and making ground into Thetford’s defensive third.

However, on the counter attack Thetford were dangerous and quickly won two consecutive short corners, and when, after the second of these, the ball wasn’t cleared away properly, the home side went a goal in front.

Thetford doubled their lead soon after, capitalising on Magpies losing the ball after their own short corner and made a quick breakaway, resulting in a quality reverse stick shot. Jess Harvey, in the Magpies goal, played well, making several crucial stops to keep the score down, but Thetford got a third goal midway through the half.

Magpies kept their composure and found some of their promising play from the opening minutes and tried to get themselves back in the match, and they were rewarded with a Sarah Legg goal straight from a short corner, taking the scoreline 3-1 into half time.

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Despite good work in the midfield by Magpies with Hannah Booty, Treacle Snelling, Rachel Goodson and Emily Parsons combining well, the second half was a carbon copy of the first. Thetford scored three more before Magpies doubled their tally, another super Sarah Legg short corner strike.

Credit must go to the centre defender for her continuing quality performances and her fight and determination.

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