Ladies overcome league leaders Slough

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Last Sunday the Ladies first team recorded one of their best ever wins when they beat runaway league leaders Slough 1-0 away from home.

Lizzie Clymer put them ahead in the second minute with her fourth goal of the season.

The team's solid defence was then put to the test as Slough, who had previously totalled 19 goals in their four other home games, looked without reward for the equaliser.

This win goes a long way to making up for the disappointment of late points dropped by the team in earlier games this season. Tomorrow the team are at home to Hampstead and Westminster (2pm).

The Ladies second team also had an outstanding win when having beaten Tunbridge Wells two weeks previously they had an even better result on their return to Kent beating Maidstone 4-1.

Georgie Minta and Tor Findlay scored to put them 2-0 up at half time and after Maidstone got back into the game Amy Hipwell relieved the mounting pressure on her team slotting home a penalty stroke.

Findlay then made the game safe for Magpies with another piece of excellent stickwork.

In a week dominated by the success of the club’s Ladies’ teams the third team moved to the top of their league on their way to a 7-2 win over UEA II in Norwich.

Alice Woollatt scored three times with Sarah Legg going one better with four.

The fourth team were also in top form beating the previous league leaders Norwich Dragons III at home to move into second place in the same league.

They dominated from the first whistle to win 3-0 in the driving rain with goals by Laura Tibbenham (2) and Caz Aldous.

The fifth team also won beating UEA III 1-0 with a goal by Georgie Cantrell.

The other two victorious Magpies’ teams from last Saturday were the Boys’ Development and the Men’s third team.

In away games the Boys’ Development eased past Pelicans 3-2 with goals by Michael Ahrens and Sam Emms (2) while the Men’s III recovered from 4-3 down to beat Norwich City IV 6-4 with goals by Gavin Cole (3), Phil Cobbald, Greg Jagger and Matt Brand.

Meanwhile the Men’s firsts had a good chance of their first victory of the season when they led Bromley & Beckenham at half time with a goal by Andy Hipwell but the visitors started the second half strongly and were soon 2-1 ahead.

Ben Wright then equalised for Magpies before Bromley & Beckenham got the winner. This Sunday the team are away to Brighton & Hove.

Meanwhile, the Men’s seconds lost 5-0 to Felixstowe.