Yarmouth II 1 Harleston Magpies IV 0

Martin And Acock Norfolk Women's League

Ladies Division One

Yarmouth II 1 Harleston Magpies IV 0

A BRIGHT, clear day saw Magpies travel to Yarmouth, hoping to get back to winning ways after only picking up one point from their last two league games.

The home side certainly had the impetus in the opening moments, enjoying more of the possession with most of the play in the Magpies' defending half. However, Magpies did look dangerous on the break with their flowing midfield and forward movement, and towards the end of the half they had found their feet, attacking the Yarmouth goal, and were unlucky not to score, leaving the first half goalless.

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The second half saw an early Yarmouth goal, a good strike from a well-worked short corner routine to give the home side the lead; a goal which was to be later debated as it was deemed the ball was too high as it crossed the line. However, the goal stood and Magpies battled hard to find the equaliser, with the defence staying strong and the midfield supporting the attacking play competently. But it was not to be, Magpies had several good shots on target but they just couldn't find the back of the net.

A disappointing result for Magpies, but their effort and commitment throughout the seventy minutes must be acknowledged, and all 12 players should be proud of their fighting contribution, with the defence deserving a special mention, Treacle Snelling, Sarah Legg, Liz Cole and Becky Ford making crucial tackles and interceptions and letting the rest of the team attack, and of course Kristina Erith, as usual a force to be reckoned with in the Magpies' goal. Bring on next week!

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