Harleston Magpies Ladies Preview


Harleston Magpies Ladies sponsored by Musker McIntyre Estate Agents are at home this Saturday against League leaders Wimbledon HC starting at 2.00pm. Last week Magpies lost 2-1 away against

Cambridge City after having taken an early lead through Maria Andrews. This was a disappointing result and although Magpies played well in periods it was not enough to get a result on the day. Having drawn 2-2 away the previous week at Southgate Magpies have now slipped down to 4th place.

This week Harleston need to get back on track at home where they have a good record this season, but they will be coming up against the League leaders Wimbledon who have won 13 matches and lost only two all season. However they did surprisingly lose 2-0 away at Cambridge two weeks ago.

Wimbledon have 39 points with second placed Sevenoaks still on their heels with 36 points with just three matches left to play. There are two familiar names on the Wimbledon team sheet namely Cherry Seaborn and Lizzie Jones, who both spent many years at Magpies before moving away. Magpies will be very pleased to see them and will hopefully give them a warm welcome!

At the moment Magpies are in 4th place on 30 points just one point behind Hampstead and Westminster and six points clear of 5th placed Cambridge City and St Albans. Magpies have a tough run in to the end of the season with Wimbledon at home, Sevenoaks away and St Albans at home on the last day of the season.

After the match three of the Magpies team namely Debbie Francis, Charlotte Harrison and Louisa Greenacre will be on their way to Gatwick to catch an early morning flight to Jersey to play in the next round of the over 35’s Cup. Rose Winter Captain of the U16 team will be on her way to Stourport to play in the Regional Finals.

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