Magpies Start League Campaign
Magpies, completed their build up to the National League season with a visit to the PLUM tournament at Chelmsford where they beat Staines 3-2 and St Albans ,newly promoted to the East Conference, 4-2. A comprehensive victory over Bishops Stortford completed the weekend’s programme.
An extensive range of games have been completed with all squad players getting good pitch time , this will be good experience for the younger players and has given the seasoned campaigners an opportunity to play in different positions. Gareth Furlong returns to the squad following his recent full international debut for Wales. Carl Sitch makes a welcome return to the club whilst on a work placement locally, Toby Tibbenham also returns on a full time basis having returned to the area from University. Duncan Graves fit again following illness, Callum Callinan and Marc Lloyd both have joined the club and all are in the training squad. Will Martin who has come through the club’s youth system is included following encouraging performances in friendlies.
This weekend Southgate are the visitors to Weybread with a 2.15 push back. The visitors are a mixture of youth and experience and will certainly prove a test for the Norfolk side. The game will be preceded by a veterans game push back 11.00 , the visitors will be Southgate also, who recently hosted the International Tournament which Magpies won.
Team to be selected from trainingSquad: Marc Lloyd;Richard HarmsDavid Ling(Capt);;Richard Gill;Pete Bale;Andy Hipwell;Tristan Baynes;Mark Wheelhouse;Simon Hipwell;Toby Tibbenham;Carl Sitch;Will Martin;Callum Callinan;Duncan Graves;Dan Legg;Ben Wright;Jamie Legg;Stuart Leate;Jamie Legg;Gareth Furlong.