MENS 7TH XI - 16/09/2017 VS DEREHAM 4 (H)
TEAM: Mens 7th XI
FIXTURE: Mens 7th XI VS 16/09/2017
HEADLINE: City's young legs run Dereham ragged
VENUE: TAVERHAM RECREATION FACILITY
RESULT: NORWICH CITY 7 6 DEREHAM 4 2
City's young legs and large squad proved too strong for the older legs of Dereham 4's, but it was the quality of their play that provided the foundation for a comfortable win.
City welcomed Ed Taylor for his City debut, Joe Holden back to the fold and Freddie Paterson for his first senior match. Dereham fielded an experienced side, but City's young squad containing nine under 16's started well moving the ball simply and quickly, Ed Taylor prominent in midfield and Joe Holden. City took the lead through the returning Joe Holden, and added further goals before the break through Luke Keeley, Elliot Fox and a rare goal for left defender Reuben Cooke.
City were caught a little cold shortly after the break as Dereham scored to quick goals, but City recovered their composure and started to resume their passing game. Nathan Dixon converted at the far post to extend City's lead and Luke Keeley added his second and City's sixth with a cheeky shot through his legs. Joe Holden deservedly won the man of the match award for a hard working display.
MENS 7TH XI - 02/09/2017 VS NORWICH DRAGONS 6 (H)
TEAM: Mens 7th XI
FIXTURE: Mens 7th XI VS 02/09/2017
HEADLINE: New squad members perform well
VENUE: TAVERHAM HIGH SCHOOL
RESULT: NORWICH CITY 7 3 NORWICH DRAGONS 6 0
City 7's started the season well with a comfortable win over Dragons thanks to a good team performance that contained lots of good passing and movement off the ball. The team welcomed several new players to the squad Jack Luther from Milton Keynes who will be moving onto higher levels as his recovery from injury continues and a number of boys that have moved up from the Development squad - Monty Platt, Malachy McDonnell, Elliot Fox, Reuben Cooke and Robert McCall.
City deservedly went into the break a goal up as a result of a Jack Luther short corner strike. After the break there was plenty of midfield prompting from Paul Gallop, Simon Parsons, Monty Platt and Elliot Fox, however both of City's second half goals came from good work down the right wing, Nathan Dixon and Robert McCall adding the finishing touches.
All new members of the squad performed well which augurs well for the forthcoming league season.