Harleston Magpies Ladies Preview


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

Last week there was no League game so Magpies had a long time to reflect on their 4-1 defeat the previous week against Hampstead and Westminster. Clearly they will be one of the top three teams in the League and Magpies were not at full strength but it was still a disappointing way for Magpies to lose their first game of the season.

Still Magpies need to get back on track this week when they play Chelmsford away and the return of Lizzie Clymer, Kara Kilbourn and Lauren Mickleburgh makes it look a more familiar squad to the one that has been playing most of the season. At the moment Magpies are in 4th place with eleven points and Chelmsford are in 8th place with five points. Magpies have had mixed results at Chelmsford in recent years, but they need a good result this week with some very tough games in the next few weeks against the top teams Sevenoaks and Wimbledon.

Chelmsford started the season with a 1-1 draw away at Northampton, drew 0-0 at home to Hampstead and Westminster, beat West Herts away 6-4, lost at home to League leaders Sevenoaks 6-1 and lost away to Southgate 1-0.

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