Abby’s heroics not enough as Thetford Hockey Ladies lose to Harleston Magpies

PUBLISHED: 23:53 30 January 2012

Harleston III 1 Thetford 0

The heroics of goalkeeper Abby Rolph were not quite enough to earn Thetford Ladies a Norfolk League Premier Division point at Harleston.

Against a quick team who gave little quarter, Thetford found themselves working a lot harder and very nearly came away with a draw.

Without the luxury of the time on the ball they had the week before, the away team had less time to create the same magic.

Harleston, third in the league, despite their good stick work and speed, struggled to find a hole in Thetford’s defensiveline of Sophie Kelly, Christianne Church and Alena Sweigart. And when they did Rolph shone, making some key saves.

After Magpies broke the deadlock in the second half Thetford worked hard to strike back through Leanne Smith and Karen Hodgkinson but couldn’t quite find their scoring touch.

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