HARLESTON MAGPIES WEEKEND PREVIEW
5 April 2008
Harleston Magpies Ladies, sponsored by Kitchen Sense of Harleston, Harleston Magpies Ladies play their final English League Division I League game of the season at home on Saturday against Durham University. Please note that the match starts at 12.00 (not the usual 12.30) because all League games are required to be played at the same time on the final weekend.
Magpies will be desperate to finish the season on a high and are still smarting at the way they lost 4-3 to Durham earlier in the season with a defenders deflected loop over the goalkeeper in the last second of the game. Not even time to restart the game. That was definitely one of the games Magpies should have won this season having led for most of the match but did not have the experience to see out the game.
Squad From: Louisa Greenacre (Capt), Lucy Hayman, Helen Brook, Lucy Miller, Amy Tuffs, Artemis Clark, Jess Hull, Debbie McAllen, Lizzie Clymer, Amelia Thomson, Katrina Warnes, Cherry Seaborn, Naomi Hull, Kathryn Hinsley and Angie Wheelhouse.
SUNDAY NATIONAL CUP GAMES
U18 BOYS v RICHMOND (Yorks) HOME 12.30
U18 GIRLS v EXE (Devon) AWAY 11.00
MENS VETS v EAST GRINSTEAD AWAY
U15 GIRLS v OLD LOUGHTONIANS AWAY
Harleston Magpies Men, sponsored by Durrants, Magpies completed their penultimate league game of the season with a solid victory against local rivals Dereham. Dereham on their home pitch were no push over for the title winners and did in fact take the lead but Magpies responded well and were ahead within three minutes. Dan Stasin in only his second first team game scored the individual goal of the season however neither he nor top goal scorer Andy Hipwell are available for the visit of third placed Cambridge City. The visitors are the only side to have taken points from Magpies.
Both Leigh and Carl Sitch are expected to be fit for this game, Robert Stimpson commented this week “We were really pleased with our win against Dereham as they put up a fight and have developed into a reasonable side. We were unhappy to have lost to Cambridge prior to the Christmas break but this loss brought us down to earth and gave us the incentive to buckle down and secure the results we have since then. A win this week will avenge the earlier loss and continue with our build up to the playoffs.”