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Harleston Magpies first team taking it one game at a time in pursuit of East Men's League Premier A title




Team manager Kevin Ridley has insisted that it is very much one game at a time in Harleston Magpies Men’s first team’s title pursuit.

Three wins in a row since the turn of the year has left the Magpies in second position, just three points adrift of Wapping at the summit.

A home clash with eighth-placed Chelmsford awaits Magpies tomorrow (3pm) – a game they are expected to win.

Weybread, Suffolk, UK, 27 October 2018..Hockey action from Harleston Men's 1 v Cambridge University...Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (6905911)
Weybread, Suffolk, UK, 27 October 2018..Hockey action from Harleston Men's 1 v Cambridge University...Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (6905911)

However, Ridley has stressed that the side cannot afford to get too carried away, and should instead focus on the task in hand.

“I know it is a cliche but it is very much one game at a time for us,” he said. “All our focus is on the game this coming week against Chelmsford. On paper it looks like being a straightforward game, especially when you consider league positions.

“But Chelmsford know us well from recent seasons and know how we play. They will sit deep and it is down to us to break them down.

“The team spirit is brilliant and has been worth a few points for us this season already. We want to make sure we finish in the top four and secure promotion, but we are also pushing to finish as high as possible – hopefully that ends with the title.”

Magpies head into the encounter on the back of a 3-2 win derby away at Ipswich last time out thanks to James Gray’s late goal.



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