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Beccles put on feisty display

PUBLISHED: 11:41 09 February 2009 | UPDATED: 07:58 01 August 2010

Beccles Ladies drew 0-0 with visitors Thetford.

A feisty performance made this an exciting game for players and spectators alike as both teams battled to take the points from this division one Martin and Acock hockey league game.

Beccles Ladies 0,

Thetford 0

A feisty performance made this an exciting game for players and spectators alike as both teams battled to take the points from this league game.

After the previous week's win over top-of-the-table Dereham, who up until that point had been undefeated, morale was high for the Thetford players.

Beccles also had a good win the previous week and were hoping to make it three wins in a row.

The Beccles team again put in an excellent performance against a very well-organised side, with both teams fighting for the ball with grit and fortitude. In the first half, Thetford had a couple of great opportunities as the ball was powered into the D and only needed a touch for a goal.

Beccles also created chances when Annette Freeman and Carol Maycock both had good opportunities, but were robbed by the keeper at the last hurdle, and the score remained 0-0.

Thetford came out stronger at the start of the second half and had slightly more possession as they surged forward.

The Beccles' defence coped admirably, with all players putting in a sound performance, but the captain, Maxine Gibbs, pulled out all the stops as she put in a commendable display.

This was a well-fought game which neither side deserved to lose, so sharing the points was the fairest result.

This week Beccles have a rearranged league game at home to Norwich City III.

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