Harleston Magpies Ladies Preview


Harleston Magpies Ladies sponsored by Musker McIntyre Estate Agents are at home this Saturday against Chelmsford HC starting at 2.00pm. Last week Magpies were lucky with the weather in that their game against Hampstead and Westminster was able to go ahead when so many other matches in the East were called off. As expected Hampstead gave Magpies a very hard match. Magpies scored two goals in a minute in the first half from Maria Andrews and Lizzie Clymer to give them a 2-0 lead. In the second half Magpies had plenty of defending to do as the visitors pulled a goal back and then pressed very hard for an equaliser. Magpies managed to hold on to all three points and to increase the gap on 4th placed Hampstead to four points.

At the moment Magpies remain in 3rd place with 26 points, but with the top two teams Wimbledon and Sevenoaks not playing last week they have also closed the gap on second placed Sevenoaks to one point and Wimbledon to four points. Chelmsford were also able to play their match last week beating West Herts 2-1 at home. Chelmsford are in 7th place on 14 points. Earlier in the season Magpies beat Chelmsford 2-1 away with both goals scored by Maria Andrews. Magpies will be looking for their high scoring team to continue their good form and to keep their unbeaten home record going. Lauren Rowe is unavailable and Lauren Mickleburgh returns to the squad. Annie Nunn is still out injured.

This week Magpies have Rose Winter, Abby Gooderham and Maria Andrews all involved in different England aged training groups so we hope it goes well for all of them.

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