Harleston Magpies Ladies Preview


This Saturday Magpies play two matches at the Lee Valley Stadium at the Olympic Park in London against Exe HC at 14.50 and Oxford Hawks at 17.35.These will be two useful practice matches against two teams from the West Conference of the National League prior to the start of League matches the following week.

Last week Magpies had a useful work out against Ipswich at home winning 5-0 and they will be looking to build on that performance this week. Unfortunately Magpies will be nowhere near full strength due to injuries, school matches and unavailability. However these issues give Magpies the chance to continue to blood young players as they did at the Birmingham University Tournament three weeks ago.

Injuries continue to keep out Goalkeeper Charlotte Peet (Lee-Smith), Annie Nunn, Lauren Rowe and Kath Johnson. Lauren Barber who is also recovering from injury hopes to pick up some pitch time this weekend.

SQUAD: Lucy Belsey (Capt), Lauren Barber, Louisa Greenacre, Bryony Lund, Debbie Francis, Katherine Ridley, Lauren Mickleburgh, Anna Tighe, Jade Daly, Olivia Locke, Kara Kilbourn, Tor Findlay, Mia King, Jess Howland, Amy de Selincourt and Jess Howland.