Ipswich ladies look to bounce back

AFTER last weekend's disappointing defeat in the Slazenger EHL Premier Division, Ipswich will be looking to bounce straight back tomorrow.But they have the difficult job of stopping defending champions Leicester reclaiming their crown.

AFTER last weekend's disappointing defeat in the Slazenger EHL Premier Division, Ipswich will be looking to bounce straight back tomorrow.

But they have the difficult job of stopping defending champions Leicester reclaiming their crown.

Ipswich's hosts are four points clear of nearest rivals Slough and a win against the Suffolk team would see them claim their third title in as many years.

Both sides seem troubled by injuries coming into the game, Leicester worrying on Jenny Bimson and player of the year Crista Cullen, while Ipswich will be hoping that Jenny Hall and Kirsten Spencer are both fit to play a full part.


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With such high stakes riding on the result of the game, it is likely to be a fast and passionate affair, with Leicester red hot favourites to claim the win.

Ipswich, however, have nothing to lose in this encounter and if they can turn last week's possession into goals they stand a good chance of creating a real upset.

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The Suffolk side will be looking for good performances from all team members but there is no doubt that they look to England international Jo Ellis and South African international Kate Hector to add that extra bit of magic.

It will be Hector's last league game this season at Ipswich, as she has family commitments abroad that make her unavailable for next week's game and she will be keen to sign off with a good performance.

It will be a tough test for Ipswich but they will aim to enjoy the game and put into practice what the learnt last week.

The match starts at 2pm.

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