Harleston Magpies Ladies Preview


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

Last week Lizzie Clymer scored a 68th minute equaliser to make it 2-2 and this late fight back was achieved with only ten players on the pitch. It showed great fighting spirit to come back so late in the game, but they were left to reflect on all those chances that they created in the opening ten minutes of the match and never took one of them. Maria Andrews put Magpies 1-0 up after 21 minutes and by that time Magpies should have been out of sight. As always happens St Albans came back into the game with two goals in the second half to take the lead and by this point Magpies had lost their composure. The equaliser came as quite a relief.

This week Southgate HC are the visitors to Weybread and they have made a steady start in their return to the East Conference. They are in 5th place with five points, three points behind Magpies who are in third place. Southgate have drawn 3—3 with Cambridge City, drawn 2-2 with St Albans, beaten Northampton 4-0 and last week lost 5-2 to Hampstead and Westminster. The picture seems to be emerging of a team who can score plenty of goals but at the moment are conceding too many. In Alexandra Fenwick they have the leading goal scorer in the League with six goals.

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