Ladies 1st Team v Hampstead and Westminster L 0-2

Harleston Magpies sponsored by Musker McIntyre Estate Agents this week travelled to Hampstead and with Hampstead at the top of the league Magpies knew it was going to be a hard game. When Magpies played Hampstead before Christmas, Hampstead came out on top with a 3-1 victory.
With most of the squad having played the day before and with some injuries the Magpies squad were going to be stretched to their limits. The game started off fairly evenly but Hampstead soon started putting the Magpies defence under pressure. Magpies then conceded a corner and Hampstead went for the deflection which unfortunately hit a Magpies defender on the line. Hampstead then converted the flick, in which Megan was close to saving. Magpies managed to create some chances, but couldn’t find the goal.
The second half started fairly equally again, with Magpies knowing they were still in the game and continued to try and create chances. Emma struck a short corner just wide and the Magpies defence continued to work hard and keep out Hampstead’s attacks. Hampstead then managed to find the goal again.
Next week Magpies welcome Horsham to Weybread at 1.30pm. The squad will be looking to build on the positive results of this weekend.

Squad: Lauren Barber (Capt), Megan Brown (GK), Katrina Sitch, Louisa Greenacre, Debbie Francis, Fran Burrell, Lara Taylor, Charlie Harrison, Lizzie Clymer, Katherine Ridley, Emma Lee-Smith, Rose Winter, Kristine Ayling, Annie Nunn.