| W (2-0) 25/03/2017 - L4|
vs Norwich Dragons 3 (H / L)
A FITTING END .......
LADIES 4TH XI - 25/03/2017 VS NORWICH DRAGONS 3 (H)
TEAM: Ladies 4th XI
FIXTURE: Ladies 4th XI VS 25/03/2017
HEADLINE: A Fitting End .......
LEAGUE: NORFOLK PREMIER DIVISION
LEAGUE SPONSORS: EMPRESA LIMITED
The Ladies 4’s season has gone from strength to strength and they were very determined to get a result in this final league game against a well drilled, strong Dragon’s 3’s side. With high intensity from the off the Ladies 4’s took the game to Dragon’s, out pacing and out playing this experienced side.
It is true to say that everybody upped their game and played some of their best hockey. Maddie Anthony opened the scoring for the 4’s from a well struck short corner strike and the score line remained at 1-0 leading into the break.
The second half saw more of the same and the movement from defence through midfield to the forward line was slick, well worked and put the Dragon’s defence under extreme pressure. Their Goal Keeper on one such occasion collided with Amelia Barclay, preventing her from scoring but to Amelia’s credit and showing great maturity, got up dusted herself down and when the next opportunity arose with an easily intercepted back pass from the Dragon’s defender, Amelia with a one on one slotted the ball home to increase the 4’s score line.
A fitting end to our first season in the Norfolk Premiership, finishing 5th. It is also fitting to mention that we are the highest 4th Ladies Club team in Norfolk – WOW.
Many thanks for all the side line support too.
| W (6-1) 25/03/2017 - L6|
vs Harleston Magpies 6 (A / L)
CLASH OF THE 6S RESULTS IN COMFORTABLE CITY WIN
LADIES 6TH XI - 25/03/2017 VS HARLESTON MAGPIES 6 (A)
TEAM: Ladies 6th XI
FIXTURE: Ladies 6th XI VS 25/03/2017
HEADLINE: Clash of the 6s results in comfortable City win
LEAGUE: NORFOLK LEAGUE DIVISION 2
LEAGUE SPONSORS: EMPRESA LIMITED
REPORT:City secured a convincing win against a youthful Harleston Magpies 6s team. With young opposition players poised to intercept at every second, City had to keep their wits about them, work in pairs or triangles and ensure they worked hard to get to the ball first. Several runs up the right eventually paid off when winger Lucy McNarry worked round the goalie blocking her path with a tomahawk shot. Shortly after, team newcomer and player of the match Katy Walker made an impressive debut when she netted a deflection goal from a cross in by Fran Cooked. City continued to press hard and eventually a foul in the D earned them a penalty – admirably netted with one of Fran Cooke’s signature powerful lifted flicks. City went into the half-time break three nil up, but were reminded to stay vigilant and make sure they were first to the ball every time. After the break, both teams stepped up the pace and pressure but another fine cross from Fran Cooke was expertly netted by Sharon Phillips who took her time to slot the ball neatly in the left corner. Just minutes later there was another carbon-copy goal, but with different players – this time it was a pass in by Josine Van Den Berg that was slotted into the left of the net by Liz Hollis. Unfortunately, Magpies managed to win a goal back in the second half, but City added another in the final 10 minutes to assure a safe win when Julia Marchant deflected a cross from Lucy McNarry.
| W (3-0) 25/03/2017 - LD|
vs Watton (H / L)
CITY BACK IN WITH A CHANCE OF LEAGUE VICTORY !
LADIES DEVELOPMENT XI - 25/03/2017 VS WATTON (H)
TEAM: Ladies Development XI
FIXTURE: Ladies Development XI VS 25/03/2017
HEADLINE: City back in with a chance of league victory !
LEAGUE: NORFOLK DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
LEAGUE SPONSORS: EMPRESA LIMITED
Buoyed on by the news that Dragons had beaten Magpies in the morning, City girls knew they had to beat Watton this afternoon to still be in with a shout of winning the league.
No umbrellas this week but glorious sunshine & so the mood was good but they still had 60 minutes of hockey to play against Watton to be in with a chance
With none of the coaches available this week to run the team, captain Kate Houldey stepped up to be both captain & team organiser & did a great job of moving the girls around & making sure everyone had equal game play & tried new positions.
The first quarter City started strong & were quickly rewarded with a goal blasted in by Franny Byrne . They continued to pile on the pressure. Most of the play was up the left hand side of the pitch with POTM Grace Adams & POTM Freya Myhill passing swiflty between each other & getting the ball into the D but no more goals came. 1:0 but still a long way to go.
The second quarter & City again started strongly & there was some fabulous play in the centre from Kate & newcomer Maggie Bean & eventually Franny managed to hit the back of the net again from a very wide angle on the left of the goal. 2:0. The play moved a little more to the right with Sophie Duez & Frances Underhill passing some great balls up to Millie Wimhurst but no more goals.
2:0 at half time !
Another shift around in the 3rd quarter & Simran Rai who had been fantastic in defence moved to play further forward & got plenty of balls back from Watton & pushed them up front. Evie Thorpe who had been battling in the D to no avail eventually got what she deserved with the 3rd goal for City. The defence of Maggie Mayo & GK Charlotte Read held strong & Watton barely had a chance & as the sun went down , Charlotte got colder.
In the 4th quarter City remained strong with several chances created by the midfield of Grace, Maddie Smith,Frances & Sophie up into the D & tantalising close misses followed. Freya nearly scored at least 3 times but sadly the Watton defence stood firm. Evie & Millie also had shots on goal but they were saved. Unfortunately Charlotte ,city GK at the other end from the action got even colder !!
FINAL WHISTLE & a well-deserved victory for City.
One more game stands between the girls & the title-bring on Dereham next week !!!
Well done to all who played, it was a joy to watch
| W (3-2) 25/03/2017 - M2|
vs East London (A / L)
MENS 2S FINISH OFF SEASON WITH 3-2 WIN AT LEE VALLEY
MENS 2ND XI - 25/03/2017 VS EAST LONDON (A)
TEAM: Mens 2nd XI
FIXTURE: Mens 2nd XI VS 25/03/2017
HEADLINE: Mens 2s finish off season with 3-2 win at Lee Valley
LEAGUE: EAST DIVISION 1
VENUE: Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis centre
REPORT:The 2s rounded off their season with a win as they beat East London 3-2 at Lee Valley. The game started well with Hindle rounding the Keeper early to score and celebrated to the 0 fans in the stand behind the goal. A couple of minutes later it was 2-0 when George gave Silvy a tap in. East London came out strong second half, forcing Millett into a number of good saves, however this wasn't enough as a low shot from London make it 2-1, Stu's deflection midway into the 2nd half sealed the win, London then scored a deflection late on and missed a flick to make the final score 3-2.
| L (3-9) 25/03/2017 - M3|
vs Pelicans (H / L)
NOT THE FINISH CITY HOPED FOR...
MENS 3RD XI - 25/03/2017 VS PELICANS (H)
TEAM: Mens 3rd XI
FIXTURE: Mens 3rd XI VS 25/03/2017
HEADLINE: Not the Finish City Hoped For...
LEAGUE: EAST DIVISION 2 NORTH
VENUE: Taverham High School
RESULT: Norwich City 3s: 3 - 9 : Pellicans
Norwich City Mens 3s finished the season against Pelicans in a game with nothing to play for with City already relegated and Pelicans midtable.
The game started positively with City taking the lead early on through a penalty corner drag flick by Perry. The game took a turn for the worse after this with Pelicans scoring 3 goals in quick secession. City attempted to change formation to try and halt the onslaught that Pelicans were throwing at City. Pelicans went on to score one more before half time.
2nd half proved to be better for City however Pelicans were also up for the challenge. More City goals came from Matt Brine from a penalty flick won from Joe Konieczny, and Nick Hooper whose initial flick on goal took a big deflection from a Pelicans defender which helped it to beat the keeper, the ball slowly crossed the line but it did (just...). The whole City squad put in a good shift with great defensive work from Jake Cushion and Tom Ling, whilst Dan Phillips, Harry Patterson, Jon Painter, Doug Tomlinson, Paul Roy and Nick Hooper worked tirelessly in the midfield. Citys forwards also worked hard throughout the game often having to help in midfield as well but for the few chances that fell to City the goal just couldn’t be found Adi Land coming close with pressure shot on goal after rounding the keeper and Joe Knoieczny nearly finding Matt Brine who would have had an open goal if not for the keeper picking of f the pass well. Some good shots from all 3 forwards were made but good keeping skills kept the city score at 3. Pelicans on the hand seemed to have the Midas touch with everything they did seemed to come off for them. They went on to score another 5 goals in the 2nd half leaving the score line at 9-3 to the visitors. Not the day at the office that City were hoping for to end the season with, but a big thank you to squad on the day and also to everyone who has played for the 3rd team this year.