Women’s East Conference: Harleston let half-time lead slip against Sevenoaks


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Harleston Magpies Ladies suffered a disappointing home defeat at the hands of Sevenoaks on Saturday.

Both teams battled hard in the first half, creating chances to take the lead. Magpies' forward Angie Wheelhouse took one of these opportunities, putting the hosts in the lead going in the break. Both teams contined to attack after the break but unfortunately for Magpies Sevenoaks found the goal twice in a short space of time.

The home side continued to go for goal and were still creating chances in the last few minutes of the game but sadly could not equalise.

Magpies will be looking to put this loss behind them on Sunday when they make the long journey to take on unbeaten St Albans, currently second in the table.

Harleston Magpies II travelled two and a half hours to Tunbridge Wells, their second trip to Kent in three weeks, and suffered an unlucky 2-1 defeat.

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After 15 minutes of even play Magpies went 1-0 up following a short corner, with a strike from Lauren Mickleburgh. They carried on playing some of their best hockey this season with some great transfers around the back from Amy Tuffs, Frances Taylor and Kira Wooltorton, creating lots of space for Catriona MacIver and Mel Ludlam out wide and this led to plenty of attacking opportunities. Katie Ogden then joined the game and quickly began to add to the midfield dominance.

Chances came and went and Tunbridge Wells managed to score a fortunate goal on the break to level before half-time.

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Magpies looked as though they would return home with a point but in the last five minutes Tunbridge snatched victory from a short corner.

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