Trojans 1 Harleston Magpies 1

Women's English League Division OneTrojans 1 Harleston Magpies 1AFTER two successive defeats Magpies needed a result from a very testing away game at Trojans and in the end recorded an excellent result and came within five minutes of collecting all three points.

Women's English League Division One

Trojans 1 Harleston Magpies 1

AFTER two successive defeats Magpies needed a result from a very testing away game at Trojans and in the end recorded an excellent result and came within five minutes of collecting all three points. Magpies started tentatively but quickly grew in confidence as their forwards stretched the Trojans defence and came very close to making a breakthrough. This early pressure saw Magpies win some early penalty corners which the Trojans goalkeeper did not save convincingly, but Magpies just could not make the most of the half clearances.

At the other end the movement of the Trojans forwards gave Magpies some uncomfortable moments but Ellie Blake who played her first full game at the back put in a solid performance.


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The same pattern continued at the start of the second half with Magpies defending sensibly and they nearly took the lead when Angie Wheelhouse came close to scoring and Jess Bloom followed up, but the angle was too difficult to beat the goalkeeper.

Halfway through the second half Magpies took the lead with a well-struck shot from Angie Wheelhouse. This seemed to be a wake up call for Trojans and from then on they upped the tempo and increasingly pressurised the Magpies' defence. Magpies defended stoutly and Lucy Hayman in goal made some excellent saves to keep them in the game. With five minutes to go Magpies conceded one penalty corner too many and Trojans scored a late equaliser.

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