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Harleston happy with draw

PUBLISHED: 15:56 21 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:24 12 July 2010

Harleston Magpies travelled to Cambridge this weekend to act out a hotly contested tie between second and third.

Cambridge City are the league top scorers this season with 75 goals so far this campaign and Magpies with the second best defensive record, this game was set out to be one of the most competitive this season.

Harleston Magpies travelled to Cambridge this weekend to act out a hotly contested tie between second and third.

Cambridge City are the league top scorers this season with 75 goals so far this campaign and Magpies with the second best defensive record, this game was set out to be one of the most competitive this season.

Cambridge took an early lead when their penalty corner struck the bottom corner having beaten Livings in goal and the postman. Despite going behind it seemed to strengthen Harleston and they started to create chances.

Magpies were quickly back on terms when a drilled cross from Robbie Kinsella found Dave Francis on the far post to level the game at 1-1.

The first half scoring didn't stop there, Cambridge retook the lead from yet another penalty corner which this time went into the other corner again beating both lines of Harleston's defence.

Despite going behind again Magpies hit back again from a penalty corner of their own, this time Dan Legg firing home from the top of the circle. The first half ended at 2-2 in a tight game which both sides created chances to take the lead.

The second half started similarly with both sides creating chances but for good play in both the goals for Magpies and Cambridge.

As the half wore on Magpies lack of training due to the weather started to show with Cambridge starting to create more clear cut chances but for Livings in goal and solid commitment at the back to clear the ball Magpies would have found themselves behind again.

Magpies' best chance of the half fell to Sam Moore who despite diving full length could not latch on to the end of Ben Wright's cross. The match ended at 2-2 with both teams pleased with a point.

Man of the match went to John Livings in goal whose string of saves in the second half helped Magpies to gain a point and draw closer to leaders Wapping.

Next up for Magpies is Broxbourne away where Magpies look to continue their impressive run and keep the pressure on Wapping.


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