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Slazenger EHL Women's Division OneUniversity of Birmingham 1 Harleston Magpies 1Harleston came back from behind to draw a match they could not afford to lose.

Slazenger EHL Women's Division One

University of Birmingham 1 Harleston Magpies 1

Harleston came back from behind to draw a match they could not afford to lose.

While the result ensures Birmingham remain three points behind Magpies with two games to go, Magpies know this was another opportunity missed to kill off the game based on possession and chances.

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Magpies started well in the first half as they pressed the University side back into their own half and created some chances that they were unable to convert into goals. Donna Causton's penalty corner strike was disallowed for being marginally high while the University side only stretched the Magpies defence on a couple of occasions.

Birmingham took the lead against the run of play early in the second half, but Magpies kept their composure and within minutes Donna Causton scored from a penalty corner strike to make it 1-1. Two minutes later Causton was denied a second goal when the goalkeeper saved at full stretch with her stick. Another corner saw Angie Wheelhouse fire marginally wide and the forwards were just unable to make a final touch.

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The University side were now on the back foot as Magpies were finishing much the stronger of the two sides. Anna Truman, Jess Bloom and Naomi Hull were all working the Birmingham defence hard but the second goal eluded them.

Next week Magpies play Loughborough University at home.

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