MEN'S MATCH REPORT
12th. October Watton 8 Thetford 0
Thetford visited their near neighbours on Saturday with a considerably weakened side and were treated to a lesson in clinical finishing. The hosts were three up by half time and it could have been more but for some
prompt whistling by the Umpire’s which disallowed three more. When the visitors found their feet, their new players tried hard to stem the tide of Watton attacks. Reece Laffar, Dan Gidney and Joe Clarke did their best to support new players Kieren Allen,
Slav Tarta and a returning Jonathan King in goal.
The second half was a re-run of the first with Thetford failing to clear the ball from their own half and some slick inter-passing
by Watton’s young players counterattacking. Connor Chapple and Darren Mathews did their best to link up in attack and with Laffar, managed to create chances and several penalty corners. Thetford will hope for a return to fitness for their missing players
for next weeks clash at home against East Coast from Lowestoft.
LADIES MATCH REPORT
Thetford Ladies 2
v Breckland 0
Thetford ladies great start to the season faced a tough challenge away to Breckland.
wearing their new away kit sponsored by MC Engineering, made a strong start in the damp conditions. It was not long before a trademark cross from Karen Hodgkinson was excellently finished off with a low drive into the corner from Codie Reynolds. Thetford continued
to press in the first half and had more chances to increase their lead. One goal was ruled out due to it touching Kathy Hammond’s foot instead of her stick. Breckland came back into the game late in the half with a chance to equalise after a mix
up on the Thetford goal line saw the ball rebound off the goalkeeper Mel Jeanes on to a defender’s foot blocking a certain goal. Luckily for Thetford they could not convert the resulting penalty flick and the score remained 1-0 at half time.
The second half was more of a hard fought battle with both sides giving their all. Midway through the second half Thetford doubled their lead with a hard hit from the top of the D from Captain Sarah
Breckland pushed again but some good defending from Bethany Rolfe, Lianne Reynolds and Sharon Brimson proved too strong.
Thetford were happy to take a 0-2 win against tricky team. With the next few weeks off Thetford ladies will continue to work hard in training to make sure that they carry on their good start to the season.
MC Engineering player of the match was Sharon Brimson.