Harleston Magpies junior sides compete in national finals


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Three Harleston Magpies junior sides did their club proud in national competitions.

The Under-12 and Under-14 girls teams both finished fifth in the country while the Under-14 boys were seventh.

The Under-14 teams travelled to the Olympic Park in London for their finals.

The girls got off to a great start, beating a fancied Repton team 2-1 (Gardens, Wheeler), but then lost a tight game against Reading 1-0 before failing to get the result they needed against Sevenoaks with the match ending all square to take their opponents into the final against Surbiton.

The Under-14 boys had played the day before at the same venue, while the Under-12 girls were one of 12 teams to battle it out at Beeston Hockey Club in Nottingham.

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Commenting on a terrific weekend of youth hockey, club chairman Richard Stacey said: 'The achievement of our youth teams playing as serious contenders in no less than three national finals is outstanding. We are all immensely proud of all the players.'

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