Busy time for Magpies
HARLESTON Magpies Ladies started off their in England Hockey Indoor League Division 1 programme with a difficult match against the favourites Reading.They lost 4-1 with a goal scored by Cherry Seaborn.
HARLESTON Magpies Ladies started off their in England Hockey Indoor League Division 1 programme with a difficult match against the favourites Reading.
They lost 4-1 with a goal scored by Cherry Seaborn.
In their next match Magpies were frustrated by drawing against Barnes 0-0 in a game where they controlled the match but could not score. In the third game on Saturday Magpies recorded their first win by beating Aldridge 3-1 with a hat-trick from Angie Wheelhouse.
On Sunday morning Magpies produced a good performance against Sutton Coldfield who are favourites with Reading to go up. Magpies scored first with a goal from Verity Blyth. Sutton responded with two goals early in the second half but Magpies never gave up and Verity scored again to equalise in the final minutes.
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Unfortunately in a tight game against Old Loughtonians Magpies gave the opposition a 2-0 start and although Verity Blyth pulled a goal back Magpies could never quite open up the Old Loughtonians defence.
Magpies then watched a series of matches as teams picked up points to leave Magpies at the wrong end of the table. However the league is so tight that when Magpies beat Bradford 1-0 in their final game (Artemis Clark) they moved up to fourth place with eight points.
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That leaves Magpies two points away from a promotion spot and two points away from a relegation spot.
Magpies play two matches next Sunday.
Squad: Debbie McAllen (capt), Lucy Hayman, Louisa Greenacre, Katrina Warnes, Frances Sumner, Bryony Lund, Jasmine Bartlett, Angie Wheelhouse, Lucy Fields, Cherry Seaborn, Verity Blyth and Artemis Clark.