Hockey: Waiting game for Magpies IV
Magpies Ladies IV 2, Watton II 1
Magpies faced Watton in their final league match of the season, with a victory vital in their fight for survival in Norfolk Women's League Premier Division.
And although Magpies were relying on results from elsewhere to keep their status alive, they were determined to do their part.
Nerves were clear to see in the opening few minutes, Magpies not quite getting their timing right, with Watton being first to any loose balls.
But as the half settled down it was Magpies who had more of the possession and more of the chances in front of goal and went close from a short corner.
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The hosts scored first, forward Laura Schultheiss, in good form of late, beating the 'keeper with a shot cracked into the corner.
Magpies looked to press forward and extend their lead, but when Watton won a short corner minutes before half-time they equalised.
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Once again Katherine Ridley at left back for Magpies put in an outstanding performance and Emily Parsons, in her last match for Magpies, played well in her differing roles through the middle.
It was fitting when Magpies won a short corner close to the final whistle, for Sarah Legg to step up and crack the ball home as Magpies held on for the deserved victory.
This brought Magpies their third win in a row, showing just how well they have improved over recent weeks, and their determination and fight to stay in the Premier Division. Now it is a waiting game for the other results.