Another great result which saw Beccles put in another solid team performance in this very hard fought game, in division 2 of the Empresa Norfolk league. Harleston Magpies 6s were relegated last season, as were Beccles opponents last week, and Magpies certainly showed the willpower to get back into the higher division. However the Beccles team also had the drive and determination to give their best, with outstanding performances from Amy Thornton and Hannah Eaton as they both ran tirelessly throughout the entire game.
Half way through the first half, Hannah Eaton picked up the ball mid -way in her own half, and went on a solo run along the remaining length of the pitch, into the D, and sent the ball passed the oncoming keeper to put Beccles ahead. Beccles created more scoring chances, but Magpies had a very strong defence, with their timely tackling and strong clearance of the ball.
The game was fairly even with plenty of end to end play, but with Beccles having the edge on creating scoring opportunities. Just a few minutes into the second half, a quickly taken free hit on the side of the D by Debbie Mann, found Sarah Webster unmarked at the top of the D, and she struck the ball through a barrage of defenders, to give Beccles a 2-0 lead.
This week Beccles travel to Holt for a 10.15am start against Evergreens