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North Norfolk 3 – 7 IES L1
Ladies 1st team had an early start on Saturday with their first away game of the season to North Norfolk. Despite the long journey in their legs the girls started strongly, working the ball well with good distributions from the midfield to find the forwards early on. However, much the same as last week, the final balls continued to hit the pads and rebounds were slow to be followed up initially.
Finally half-way through the first half IES finally broke down the experienced North Norfolk defence with a goal from debutant Heather Dixon who took it round the defenders and had a strong open stick strike at goal. This was shortly followed by a well worked short corner strike from Maria Wheelan, and a lovely open play goal by Amelia Preece.
Despite IES looking and feeling in control of the game North Norfolk were quick on the attack, and with a slight lapse of attention North Norfolk found their way into the IES defending circle to put pressure on the defence and goalkeeper Sheri Bree. However, at half time the scores on the doors were North Norfolk 0- IES 3.
Second half IES remained strong to begin with, and continued to work well as a team moving forward, however North Norfolk were relentless in staying positive and continued to challenge IES. Unsure of how the second half scoring went, but needless to say there were a lot of goals, it seemed very much one for one at one point where IES scored and North Norfolk answered with quick follow up goals.
The pressure then showed with North Norfolk growing in strength and gaining confidence. IES for a period became very unsettled, and the game a little scrappy. Luckily a series of short corners won by some fantastic play through the midfield and pace by attacker Georgia Harrold, and also a penalty flick saw IES again add tally to their score sheet.
In summary, despite the score it never really felt completely one-sided, as North Norfolk were always very quick to pick up on IES mistakes which naturally unsettled us as a team. Credit where it is due not at one point did North Norfolk give up. IES in the end were very pleased to hear the final whistle and to come home with a 7-3 win. Goalscorers were Heather Dixon, Maria Wheelan (2), Amelia Preece, and Abi Elsom (3). Man of the Match & Golden Stick went to Maria Wheelan for a determined and commanding role at centre back.
Next Saturday’s game is vs newly promoted Framlingham at Rushmere at 11.30am. We look forward to seeing all our loyal home supporters back on the sidelines then!
Match report provided by Abi Elsom
The Suffolk Youth League started today and the Girls U14s were in action.
The competition was at Framlingham and the girls were coached by Jim Marshall.
V Bury A 3 – 0 WIN
V Ipswich 0 – 0 Draw
V Felixstowe 2 – 0 WIN
V Sudbury 5 – 0 WIN
V Framlingham 2- 0 WIN
V Bury B 1 – 1 Draw
V Sudbury B 4 – 3 WIN
Well done to all that took part!
Thank you to everyone who attended our first social of the year- pub golf! We are sure there are a few sore heads this morning! It was a great turnout last night and fantastic to see so many people joining in!
Following the summer break, a rigorous pre season and friendlies galore, the opening league weekend is upon us!
With 3 league home games, including our Ladies 1s, there is plenty of hockey on show. We also have 2 home friendlies, so please come and show your support!
23rd September 2017
|IES M1||Havering 1||Away||2-3 win||J Gray, O Stevens, T Taggart|
|IES M2||Ipswich 2||Home||2-3 loss||A Woodhouse (2)|
|IES M3||Sudbury 2||Away||0-4 win||T Gallagher (2), E Driver, J Mayhew|
|IES M4||Lowestoft Railway 1||Away||4-3 loss||J Reid, G Bendall, T Bliss|
|IES M5||Lowestoft Railway 2||Home||3-1 win||T Allen, Sam Spurling, J Tingey|
|IES L1||Ipswich 2||Home||2-1 win||A Brown, Z Evers|
|IES L2||Felixstowe 2 (Friendly)||Away||1-1|
|IES L3||Felixstowe 3 (Friendly)||Home||3-0 win|
|IES L4||Felixstowe 4 (Friendly)||Home||Game cancelled|
As the start of the season rapidly approaches, here is a reminder about senior training times.
Men’s regular season training starts this week at the following times:
7.30pm – 9pm
7.30pm – 9pm
Ladies pre-season continues for another two weeks and is £2 per session. Wednesday 20th September goes back to regular league training (no cost to members).
Wednesday 6th and 13th September
ALL ladies – 7.30 – 9pm. £2 per session.
Wednesday 20th September onwards:
Ladies 3s – 4s: 7pm – 8pm
Ladies 1s – 2s: 8pm – 9.30pm
We held a very successful club day yesterday, starting with a junior session at 10am and followed by several friendly games against other local clubs. Thank you to everyone who came along and thank you to everyone who was involved in the organisation and running of the day.
The results from the games were:
IES M1 v Cambs City M2 – game not played as the visitors could not raise a side;
IES M3 4 : 2 Ipswich M2
IES M4 2 – 1 Lowestoft Railway M1
IES M5/6 0 – 3 Lowestoft Railway M2
IES L1 4 : 5 Ipswich School 1st
IES L1/2 4 – 2 Christchurch L1
IES L2/3/4 1 – 0 Christchurch L2/3
Senior pre-season training has started!
Join us as Ipswich School Sports Centre on Wednesday evenings – 7.30 til 9pm. £2 per session!
A huge thank you to everyone who attended and organised our annual charity tournament today, held at Ipswich High School for Girls. The day was a big success, raising money from the tournament, BBQ, lucky numbers grid and facepainting – plus lots of generous donations. It was a fantastic day and together we managed to raise £1,100 for St Elizabeth’s Hospice!
Thank you to Kevin Burch for filming the day and putting together the above footage.
Thank you also to George Pinner for coming along and taking part in the day.