Harleston Magpies Ladies Preview


Harleston Magpies Ladies sponsored by Musker McIntyre Estate Agents are at home this Saturday against Cambridge City starting at 2.00pm.

Magpies have made a flying start to the season beating West Herts 5-2 away and last week beating Northampton Saints at home 5-0 and are currently top of the East Conference on goal difference from Wimbledon. With a very new look forward line this season to score ten goals in the opening two games is remarkable and the goals have been shared around with seven different goal scorers.

This week the forward line will be strengthened further by the return of England U18 player Abby Gooderham after injury.

However Magpies are aware that they have probably just played the weakest two teams in the League having both been promoted from the East and Midlands Leagues respectively. These teams still have to be beaten and Magpies could do no more than they have done and they have six precious points in the bag. History tells us that Magpies have not always put away struggling teams.

Cambridge City were one of the leading teams in the League last season and Magpies had two tough matches against them last season. Cambridge City have not got off to a flyer this season having drawn 3-3 away with Southgate in the opening game and last week lost 2-0 at home to Sevenoaks. Sevenoaks look to have strengthened considerably this season so that will have been a difficult fixture.

It promises to be an interesting match this week.

Injury wise Annie Nunn completed her first match back last week and Lauren Barber came through her second game unscathed.

SQUAD: Lucy Belsey (Capt), Lauren Barber, Louisa Greenacre, Bryony Lund, Debbie Francis, Katherine Ridley, Lauren Mickleburgh, Abby Gooderham, Jade Daly, Kara Kilbourn, Lizzie Clymer, Tor Findlay, Charlotte Harrison, Lucy Whiting, Annie Nunn and Maria Andrews