Haverhill out to avenge 6-0 defeat

Haverhill captain Emily Humphry is out for the rest of the season
Haverhill captain Emily Humphry is out for the rest of the season
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Revenge for a 6-0 thrashing in November will be on Haverhill’s mind when they face Cambridge University 3 at home on Saturday (3pm).

Fifth-placed Haverhill will look not just for avenging that defeat, but also to close the five point gap between themselves and their opponents, who are currently third in the East League Division Three North West (South).

Haverhill chairman, Tina Bunch, said: “We were a little bit depleted that day. We are little bit mindful of that thrashing and are looking to put out as strong a team as possible.”

Skipper Emily Humphry is definitely out and will also miss the remainder of the season after suffering whiplash in a car accident.

Vice-captain Vicky Steed has stepped in to replace Humphry as skipper for the rest of the season, while Helen Salter will fill in at right midfield for Humphry.

Of Saturday’s match, Bunch added: “We are obviously a little bit fearful of the pace of the university girls but we will be trying to counter that with our experience.”

Haverhill II’s continue their charge for the Division Four North West (South) title - which they top with 17 wins out of 17 - with a match at fourth-bottom Cambridge City 5 (11am kick of at the Peter Boizet Astro).

On Sunday, Haverhill hold their next Quicksticks session for primary school age children at Haverhill Leisure Centre from 10.30am to 11.30am. It is free of charge. Children need only take sportswear and water.