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Old Loughts steal the points from Magpies!

PUBLISHED: 15:30 22 October 2015

Old Loughtonians in action against Harleston Magpies (pic: Old Loughtonians)

Old Loughtonians in action against Harleston Magpies (pic: Old Loughtonians)

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Success for the men too who defeat their Bluehart rivals

Old Loughtonians in action against Harleston Magpies (pic: Old Loughtonians)Old Loughtonians in action against Harleston Magpies (pic: Old Loughtonians)

Old Loughtonians women continued their impressive recent form with another win in the East League Premier Division on Saturday, this time over Harleston Magpies.

A feisty encounter was expected and it didn’t take long for the first yellow of the game to be shown and it went to the Magpies.

That gave home side Old Loughts a penalty stroke and captain Chelsey Toms kept her composure and slotted it away to make it 1-0.

Confidence was high now and the hosts pushed for a second. Only some fine defending by the away team prevented further goals.

Magpies did give away another penalty, though, but Miranda Weeks flicked it high and wide to the right and it was 1-0 at half time.

Old Loughts continued pushing for a second after the break and doubled their lead thanks to another penalty.

Danni Jewell stepped up this time and found the back of the net, but the Magpies responded strongly.

They pushed to get back in the game and Old Loughts received a yellow card and the away team pulled one back, but they held out for a 2-1 success. Next up they visit Bedford.

The Old Loughts men got back to winning ways against Blueharts and in the process moved joint top of the East Premier Division A table.

Aleix Roset put them ahead with a penalty as they dominated the first half and Jon Sloman doubled that lead. It could have been more, but a lapse in concentration allowed Blueharts to respond.

Old Loughts were determined not to let their advantage slip, however, and Joe Nelmes scored a third.

Although they couldn’t add more goals, it was an improved display and earned a 3-1 success.

Roset insisted afterwards the most important thing was getting the victory. He said: “We are very happy to win this game and apply pressure to our rivals at the top of the league. I am very happy with my goal, but the team victory is what really matters.”

Old Loughts visit Bedford next.


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