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Ladies 2nds take on Div 3 leaders.

By Mike Rushmere

A journey to Harrogate proves successful.

This week Thirsk 2nds travelled away to face the top Harrogate 3rds knowing they would be in for a tough match. Thirsk were under strength with several players missing and brought in a couple of the u14 team, Amelia and Lauren, for only their second game. Thirsk started the match well moving the ball around the pitch and took an early shock lead when a ball down the right was crossed to the left post for Hayley to put the ball past the Harrogate keeper. Harrogate were also creating chances with Chelsea in goal making several good saves to keep Thirsk in the lead, however they eventually equalised. Thirsk were not deterred by this setback and pressed forward looking for another goal, This came from an aerial free hit in defence from Molly which fell to Fern who passed the ball into the middle to Hannah. She finished with an early strike into the net past the advancing goalkeeper for a well deserved goal. Thirsk were now on top of the Harrogate team with Penny, Hattie and Grace in midfield stopping any attacks. A third goal to Thirsk came when an attack left the ball with Grace at the top of the D who hit a reverse stick shot into the goal. The half time score was 3-1 to Thirsk.
The second half was a more even game with chances at both ends. Thirsk had a shot which was just outside the post but Harrogate pulled a goal back with another reverse stick shot which bounced past Chelsea. Thirsk were now under pressure and the game became a bit scrappy. With a few minutes remaining Harrogate had a move down the right which fell to their striker who lifted the ball into the net to make the score 3-3. Overall a fair result. Player of the match was Mollie who had another excellent game in defence.

Updated 20:12 - 2 Mar 2019 by Mike Rushmere

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Fixtures
Sat 23 Mar
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Thirsk Ladies 2s Skipton 1
League 10:00
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Thirsk Ladies 4s City of York Ladies 6
League 10:30
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Thirsk Mens 3s Airedale 2
League 12:30
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Thirsk Mens 2s Grimsby 1
League 15:00
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Thirsk Ladies 3s Leeds Ladies 4
League 15:15
Sun 24 Mar
h
Girls U16 TBC
League 10:00
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Girls U12 Thirsk A
League 10:00
h
Boys U16 YYHL PLAY OFFS
Tournament 14:00
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Boys U12 TBC
League 14:00

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