HARLESTON MAGPIES WEEKEND PREVIEW
1st March 2008
Harleston Magpies Ladies, sponsored by Kitchen Sense of Harleston, travel to Southampton this Saturday to play Trojans at 12.00 in their English League Division one fixture. In this stop start season Magpies had no fixture last weekend but two in Birmingham the weekend before, where they lost to Birmingham University but drew with Sutton Coldfield.
Trojans are the in form team at the moment as they sit at the top of Division I and this will be a very testing away fixture. Magpies lost at home to Trojans 4-0 earlier in the season which was a slightly flattering score line, but they were very hard to break down which was what you would expect from a top team.
Laura Parker is still out with an injury that occurred back in January and Magpies have another worry with the possibility that Naomi Hull could also be out injured for a while. Details will be known later in the week.
SQUAD FROM : Louisa Greenacre (Capt), Lucy Hayman, Helen Brook, Lucy Miller, Amy Tuffs, Artemis Clark, Katrina Warnes, Naomi Hull, Debbie McAllen, Amelia Thomson, Jess Hull, Kathryn Hinsley, Cherry Seaborn and Angie Wheelhouse.
UNDER 13 GIRLS NORFOLK CHAMPIONSHIP
Harleston Magpies are hosting the Girls U13 Norfolk Championship this Sunday with the first game starting at 9.30 and finishing at approx 1.00pm.
Harleston Magpies Men, sponsored by Durrants, and currently leading the division, moved closer to the league title with a win away to Ipswich. Second placed St Albans some nine points adrift from Magpies secured a convincing win against Dereham. Magpies have but five games to go, a win in this week’s encounter against St Albans would all but secure the title for Magpies. Whilst Magpies could drop points this weekend and still win the title a win would ease the tension and allow the squad to develop in the remaining league games before taking on the other divisional winners to secure a place in the coveted national league for next season.
Robert Stimpson Manager commented this week “Our form has been a little mixed recently but we have still been picking up maximum points. I know we are due a good one and I am confident the boys will respond because they desperately want to do the double over St Albans.We have been more consistent than the Hertfordshire side and I feel we have greater strength in depth as our results throughout the season have proved.We are without injury problems and are able to pick from a full squad.”