Ladies hit four goals
UEA II 1, Magpies Ladies IV 4DUE to UEA's busy Saturday fixture list, a result of the earlier season's bad weather, Magpies travelled to play this rearranged match on Sunday.
UEA II 1, Magpies Ladies IV 4
DUE to UEA's busy Saturday fixture list, a result of the earlier season's bad weather, Magpies travelled to play this rearranged match on Sunday.
It was a cold, but lovely and bright, sunny day and Magpies started well, despite not having all of their usual team players available. And it was the away side that took the lead ten minutes into the half, a good pass into the D finding Kay Dennis well positioned to slot the ball into the corner.
Magpies continued to enjoy the majority of possession throughout the first half, moving the ball around well on the forward line, and had several more chances on goal but couldn't extend their lead.
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The opening of the second half saw a dramatic change with UEA seemingly coming out a different side, pressurising the Magpies goal. And their efforts were rewarded when they won a short corner, with a good shot giving the home side the equaliser.
Magpie heads didn't go down though and they replied straight away by taking the ball into the UEA D and winning a short corner themselves, and a well-worked routine ended with captain Tracy Reeve smacking the ball into the far corner, her first goal of the season and certainly a brilliantly timed one.
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This seemed to give Magpies a lift, and once again they dominated the play, another short corner ending in a Bella Hall strike to extend their lead further. Kay Dennis grabbed a fourth goal for the away side late on.
A fantastic result for Magpies, and credit must go to all 13 players involved; Kay Dennis, Rachel Peters, Laura Schultheiss and Katie Webb combining well up front; Hannah Booty, Bella Hall and Tracy Reeve fighting hard in the midfield; Kristina Erith, reliable as always in the Magpies goal, and special mention going to the changed defensive line-up of Rosie Cole, Georgia Pearson, Katherine Ridley and Janet Brown who joined vice-captain Liz Cole at the back, with all five putting in magnificent performances.
Next week sees the final match of the season for Magpies, and they would certainly like to finish on a high!