Harleston Magpies Ladies Preview


Harleston Magpies Ladies sponsored by Musker McIntyre Estate Agents are at home this Saturday against Hampstead and Westminster starting at 2.00pm. Last week Magpies returned to League action away against the bottom team Northampton and came away with a clinical 7-1 win. It was encouraging to see the goals coming from five different players namely Lauren Mickleburgh 2, Abby Gooderham 2, Lauren Rowe, Tor Findlay and Lizzie Clymer.

Hampstead and Westminster will not bring back very good memories to the Magpies players from their meeting earlier in the season in London, when Magpies scored first but went on to lose 4-1. There will be plenty of lessons to learn from that experience and there will be no better time to turn the tables than this week with home advantage. At the moment Magpies remain in 3rd place one point ahead of Hampstead and Westminster, so the teams respective records suggest that they are closely matched. Wimbledon still lead the table with 30 points, closely followed by Sevenoaks with 27 points and Magpies with 23 points.

Lauren Mickleburgh is unavailable this week and Annie Nunn is still recovering from her injury sustained during the Indoor season. Magpies will call up Anna Tighe and Rose Winter from the 2nd team, especially as the 2nd team are also at home this weekend. Anna has already played for the first team this season, but for Rose who played for the England Under 16s last season this will be her first team League debut.

SQUAD: Lucy Belsey (Capt), Lauren Barber, Louisa Greenacre, Debbie Francis, Katherine Ridley, Rose Winter, Anna Tighe, Charlotte Peet, Lizzie Clymer, Tor Findlay, Lauren Rowe, Abby Gooderham, Maria Andrews, Lucy Whiting, Charlotte Harrison and Bryony Lund.