Harleston Magpies Ladies sponsored by Musker McIntyre Estate Agents are at home this Saturday against Wimbledon starting at 1.30pm. This will be one of our toughest games of the season as Wimbledon came 2nd last season and won the League the season before narrowly missing out in the play offs to qualify for the Premier Division. Both Wimbledon and Hampstead and Westminster were the top two teams last season and ironically they met in the opening match of the season last week with Hampstead winning 3-0.
Magpies made a tremendous start to the season last week beating Bedford 3-0 away. Over the years this has been a difficult place to go and we drew 1-1 last season. After a sticky start Magpies took the lead through Tor Findlay who managed to hold off the attentions of the Bedford goalkeeper to slip the ball into the goal. Rose Winter made it 2-0 before half time with a cracking cross shot from the right of the circle. From then on Magpies were always in control and Lauren Rowe completed the scoring in the second half with a reverse stick shot. This was a very sold all round team performance.
Last year against Wimbledon we lost 4-0 at home to a very impressive Wimbledon performance. In the return fixture in London Magpies lost 2-1 in a much improved performance and we were always in the game right until the end. Magpies will be looking for that type of performance again on Saturday to push Wimbledon all the way.
Magpies will be without Rose Winter this week but Emily Rash has been called up to make her first team debut.|
1st Team Squad against Wimbledon: Lauren Barber (Capt), Megan Brown, Katrina Sitch, Louisa Greenacre, Debbie Francis, Fran Burrell, Charlotte Harrison, Lara Taylor, Emily Rash, Lauren Rowe, Lucy Whiting, Emma Lee-Smith, Jess Bloom, Lizzie Clymer and Tor Findlay.