Harleston Magpies Ladies Preview


Harleston Magpies Ladies sponsored by Musker McIntyre Estate Agents are at home this Sunday against the League leaders Sevenoaks HC starting at 2.00pm.

Last week Magpies returned to winning ways with a 2-1 away win at Chelmsford. Magpies were 2-0 up at half time thanks to two goals from Maria Andrews and they should have been 3-0 up. As always happens Chelmsford pulled a goal back and then Magpies had a battle on their hands, but Magpies just could not find that third goal to ensure a more comfortable win.

This Sunday on Sponsors Day Magpies will be faced with a real test against Sevenoaks who sit top of the League table with maximum points with seven wins out of seven matches played. Goals for 30 against 5 conceded. Sevenoaks have recruited well during the summer including South African player coach Jen Wilson who joined them from Canterbury. Wimbledon remain in second place three points behind the leaders, whilst Magpies are in third place four points behind Wimbledon.

Maria Andrews with two goals last week is now the second highest scorer in this League. Sevenoaks have the next three leading scorers with Jess Deniff, Cathy Gilliat-Smith and Maddie Thompson having scored 17 goals between them, but surprisingly only one from penalty corners.

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, Lucy Whiting and Kara Kilbourn