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Difficult season ends

PUBLISHED: 09:50 04 April 2008 | UPDATED: 07:19 01 August 2010

With the Martin and Acock League season at a close, Beccles finished fifth out of 10, just one point below fourth placed Lowestoft Railway.

The final league game of the season was a rearranged match against Watton Colts which Beccles lost 3-0 after a courageous effort in appalling weather.

With the Martin and Acock League season at a close, Beccles finished fifth out of 10, just one point below fourth placed Lowestoft Railway.

The final league game of the season was a rearranged match against Watton Colts which Beccles lost 3-0 after a courageous effort in appalling weather.

The Colts' team was strengthened by players from the higher division, which had a considerable impact on the game.

The final game of the season should have been against bottom placed Yarmouth II but they conceded, to give a disappointing end to a very difficult first season in Division One.

Beccles Ladies 2, Harleston Colts A 3

Saturday saw Beccles play a friendly game against Harleston Magpies Colts A team.

Harleston started the stronger as Beccles yet again had to re-arrange their team due to the absence of players, mainly due to injury, which has plagued Beccles this season.

Beccles managed to keep Harleston at bay right up to three minutes before half-time when Harleston took the lead following a muddle in defence. It was inevitable that Magpies would eventually score but nonetheless still disappointing for a defence who had worked extremely hard.

After about 12 minutes of the second half Magpies increased their lead as they packed the D and scrambled the ball into the goal.

Magpies strength was attacking down the right side of the pitch, but Christine Muttitt, playing in an unfamiliar position of left midfield, did a good job supported admirably by Laura Cook and Lorraine Calver in defence. Elane Gardner in goal, made several saves to prevent Magpies increasing their lead.

The second half saw a much improved Beccles side, which played with much more determination and success.

Two minutes after Magpies had increased their lead Beccles drew one back. Laura Cook ran with the ball out of the defence and into the attacking half where her pass into the D was met by Carol Maycock. She stretched out her stick to make contact with the ball and deflect it passed the keeper.

Beccles pressurised the opposition for a good 15 minutes and were rewarded when they practically did a repeat of their first goal.

Four minutes before full-time Carol Maycock's pass was met by Coral Moore to again deflect past the keeper to make the score 2-2.

However, Magpies immediately responded with a well taken goal only minutes before full-time to give them a 3-2 win.

This week Beccles are at home to Lowestoft II, 10.30am start.

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