Beccles expected this game to be closely contested, and were disappointed not to get any points from this Norfolk Empresa division one game. Beccles managed to field the full eleven even though some players were still carrying an injury or illness. Due to a shortage of defenders, Beccles were able to recruit Marie Seymour who stepped in to help strengthen the squad. Many players were out of their normal position, but in true Beccles team style, they got on with the job. Dragons with a squad of 13, opened the scoring after 20 minutes when a penalty corner could not be cleared and unfortunately the ball took a deflection before crossing the goal line. Sara Grant had another good game in defence ably assisted by Carole Rake, Mandy Kirby and Marie Seymour. In the second half Hannah Eaton’s previous injury meant she was struggling to run around in midfield, so she swapped positions and did well in a defending role. Dragons did have more of the play, but Beccles created several attacks into the D and Anya Clarke had a really good game at right midfield with some excellent attacking runs and good defending. Lorraine Greenwood in goal, made several good saves throughout the 70 minutes, and also saved a penalty flick after the ball had struck a foot of a Beccles defender on the goal-line. Beccles next game is at home at Langley School on 26th October to Norwich Dragons 5th.