Harleston Magpies Ladies Preview


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

Magpies suffered their second defeat of the season last week when they lost 2-1 away to Wimbledon who are level on points with Sevenoaks at the top of the League. After the disappointment of that result Magpies will be looking to return to winning ways in their final match prior to the EHL winter break and before their attention turns to the Indoor programme. The return to the squad of Charlotte Harrison and Bryony Lund should see Magpies at nearly full strength.

Magpies beat West Herts away 5-2 in their opening game of the season but the score line does not tell the full story as West Herts attacking play caused Magpies plenty of problems and it was the West Herts defence which proved to be their weakness. West Herts will be encouraged by their first League win last week when they beat Northampton at home 3-1 and they will have plenty to fight for as that win gives them four points for the season and the potential to pull away from the relegation position.

After losing last week Magpies have slipped back into 4th place two points behind Hampstead and Westminster. West Herts are in 9th place one position above the automatic relegation spot.

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