Harleston Magpies take advantage as leaders slip

Harleston Magpies went to the top of the Investec Women's League Conference East by beating bottom club Bromley & Beckenham 3-0 while previous leaders Sevenoaks were losing 4-2 at home to Oxford Hawks.

In their first Weybread outing since the Christmas break, Magpies were suffering from unavailability and illness, forcing them to field a changed team with players in positions they hadn't played in before.

Magpies were quickly out of the blocks and, within five minutes, Emma Lee-Smith fired an aerial into the D, from which Angie Wheelhouse slotted the opening goal using her reverse stick.

A few minutes later Emma Lee-Smith struck herself with a shot from the top of the D after an individual run, weaving past several Bromley & Beckenham defenders.

Bromley & Beckenham tried to get back into the match by winning a couple of short corners, but Magpies continued to defend well.

In the second half Magpies started slowly, with Bromley & Beckenham coming back into the match.

Neither team were creating many chances but Magpies were always on top and after a ball down the right from Lucy Miller found Angie Wheelhouse in the D, she found Amy Campbell to push the ball into an empty net for her first National League goal.