Hockey: Panthers hit back to grab a draw

Recently crowned Marshall Motor Group Norfolk Premier League Champions Panthers travelled to Harleston III knowing they would have a hard game to contend with against a very good Harleston team aiming for third place in the table.

The match was, as expected, end to end with some excellent defending needed by both teams, with both keepers having to be in top form.

Harleston were first to score following a penalty corner. Panthers were soon level following some excellent play, with Gemma Rolph scoring the goal. The second half was the same as the first, with some excellent displays of team and solo hockey skills by both teams. Harleston were first to score again but Panthers then upped their game and had some good opportunities, with Helen Morter finally managing to score just before the final whistle to make the final score 2-2.

Panthers' player of the match was Lou Longthorn.

Sadly Panthers had toconcede their game away at Lowestoft on Sunday due to not having a qualified umpire.

North Walsham beat Broadland 5-3 in East League Division 2NE.

Tracey Buxton put Broadland ahead before goals from Sue Buck (2), Ellen van Lint and Charlotte Else helped Walsham move into a 5-1 lead. Lydia Lawrence and Kerry Payne scored in a late fightback, but it was not enough to rescue Broadland.

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