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Thetford sides battle well

PUBLISHED: 09:02 11 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:25 07 July 2010

ITwas a well-deserved 0-0 draw for Thetford in this battle between second and third-placed teams.

Thetford put on a great show against Beccles Ladies with plenty of short passing, testing Beccles' formidable defence.

ITwas a well-deserved 0-0 draw for Thetford in this battle between second and third-placed teams.

Thetford put on a great show against Beccles Ladies with plenty of short passing, testing Beccles' formidable defence.

Midfield Tracey Newman, Karen Hodgkinson, Ziggi Clark, Sarah Nichol and Karen Spiller worked hard to push the ball up the field to create some chances.

Kathy Hammond and Davina Rolph were difficult to find, though, as Beccles kept a tight lid on their defence.

Sophie Kelly had a fine chance of scoring with a short corner, dribbling the ball through defenders, only to meet the goalkeeper's pads.

Chris Church, Emma Nicholson and the superb Rosemary Ladner were magnificent as Beccles took advantage of every chance offered them.

The home side's accurate passing gave them some edge, but Thetford's cool defence foiled their advances.

Again Thetford's attitude was excellent and work-rate high and they never gave up putting pressure on Beccles.

Rudling Wakelam player of the match: Rosemary Ladner.

Thetford Ladies II beat Loddon III 2-1. Although Thetford only had 10 players they took up the challenge against Loddon.

It was a tough game from the first whistle with both teams having chances on goal.

Jess Rundle was making some fantastic diving saves to keep

the ball out and the midfield of Leanne Smith, Paula Scott, Charlie Harwood, player-of-the-match Abby Rolph were passing well

and giving the forwards lots of chances.

Soon Simone Bull once again showed her magic and made a diving shot, which hit the target.

Loddon then came back very strong and the defence Alena Sweigart and Louise Harrison were working hard to keep the ball out, but from a penalty corner a powerful shot hit the target. At half-time the score was 1-1.

The second half Thetford battled and dominated Loddon's half of the pitch.

Sweigart and Rolph were making some silky passes to each other, Morgan Burt and new player Charlotte Howard were creating space and the chances were flowing, and unfortunately the post was hit on several occasions.

Finally, with the determination and non-stop running of Smith, it gave Bull the chance to net her second of the game and 28th of the season.

A great game had by all, a real team effort gives Thetford another win for their best season so far.


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