Harleston Magpies Ladies sponsored by Musker McIntyre Estate Agents are away this Saturday against Ipswich starting at 2.30pm. Although Ipswich are having a difficult season they had a very good result last week drawing 0-0 away against St Albans, which is not an easy place to go.
Last week Magpies had to work hard for a 1-0 home win against Horsham. It was a very important result as Magpies are in 5th place in the League and that has opened up a six point gap on Bedford in 6th place. These last two home wins against Horsham and Bedford have been crucial in meeting their target of finishing in the top six teams in this League.
Next season the National League will be restructured with a Premier Division and a Division 1 North and Division 1 South. Sixth place and above will guarantee a place in Division 1 next season.
Magpies will be without goalkeeper Megan Brown for the rest of the season after fracturing her wrist, but Jade Daly had an excellent game last week in keeping a clean sheet. Jess Bloom was unavailable last week because of injury and must be a major doubt for this weekend. Lara Taylor and Kristine Ayling are unavailable this week, but Magpies squad has adapted well all season and Lottie Summers, Rose Winter and Georgie Cantrell will join the squad.
Lauren Barber (capt), Lizzie Clymer, Jade Daly, Katrina Sitch, Louisa Greenacre, Katherine Ridley, Debbie Francis, Frances Burrell, Charlotte Harrison, Lauren Rowe, Emma Lee-Smith, Lottie Summers, Georgie Cantrell, Rose Winter, Sarah Bracey and Annie Nunn.