WOMENS 1ST XI - 17/11/2018 VS COP 1 (A)
TEAM: Womens 1st XI
FIXTURE: Womens 1st XI VS 17/11/2018
HEADLINE: City get the points and the bread!
LEAGUE: EAST PREMIER DIVISION
RESULT: Norwich city 3-2 CoP
After a slow journey to Peterborough, Norwich City quickly settled into the game. With a few early chances, City were struggling to find the back of the net. Peterborough too showed determination, winning a short corner which resulted in left defender Sally Rose injured and out the the remainder of the game. This didn’t dishearten City though, with a quick change of formation, and only one sub, Irene found Olivia Williams who crossed it to a Krystal Bishop who brought City to a 1-0 lead! Half time came, sugar on board and both teams were back out to fight! Not long into the second half Sophie Mullan crossed it to Irene, who slipped it to Olivia Williams who passed it straight back for another confident goal! Peterborough fought back shortly after scoring their first goal but this spurred Norwich on further with some excellent movement down the pitch from Harriet Johnson, Jo Staines and Ange Hindle where they found Krystal Bishop who scored a straight strike across goal, landing in the bottom left hand corner and securing Norwich City to a 3-1 lead! Peterborough continued to show their determination with some great movement down the pitch, winning a short corner and bringing them to 3-2! The game was so close, both teams fighting hard, Peterborough for the draw and City for the win! Micayla Toothill, Fong Chung, Harriet Johnson and newly found position as left back for Rachel Mayne continued to hold the defence strongly, with olivia Williams sending some excellence balls out to the other end of the pitch. With the end nearing Player of the match Sophie Mullan cleared the ball out of City's half and the whistle was blown - a 3-2 win for Norwich city and 10 points in the bag!
WOMENS 4TH XI - 17/11/2018 VS LODDON 1 (H)
TEAM: Womens 4th XI
FIXTURE: Womens 4th XI VS 17/11/2018
HEADLINE: City fought hard
LEAGUE: NORFOLK PREMIER DIVISION
LEAGUE SPONSORS: EMPRESA LIMITED
RESULT: 3-0 loss
It was yet another tough week for City 4s who faced 3rd in the league Loddon 1s.
Loddon went 1-0 up ten minutes into the first half. City had a couple of good chances in the D but couldn't quite find a way to convert any of them despite their best efforts. City stayed strong at the back keeping out numerous short corners to keep the score at 1-0 at half time.
The second half was tough on City who only had one substitute. The work rate shown was fantastic, especially from Emily Williams and Emily Leaming who are new to the squad. Loddon managed to get another 2 past City.
Final score 3-0 to Loddon.
Player of the match goes to Mia Edmond who had a fantastic game at the back.
Keep up the good work team, our commitment is great and if we stick at it the results will come - it's not rocket science!
WOMENS 5TH XI - 17/11/2018 VS CARROW 1 (A)
TEAM: Womens 5th XI
FIXTURE: Womens 5th XI VS 17/11/2018
HEADLINE: Toughest match to date!
LEAGUE: NORFOLK LEAGUE DIVISION 1
LEAGUE SPONSORS: EMPRESA LIMITED
VENUE: Langley School
RESULT: Lost City 0- 5 Carrow
REPORT:Norwich City 5's arrived at Langley knowing Carrow would be a tough challenge. However with a 3 match winning streak City were confident they could win. Carrow however had other plans and within the first few minutes were up 1-0! City pressed high and had many chances but just couldn’t seem to score. Carrow converted a short corner from a deflection, the FIRST own goal of the game, and scored on a fast break to send City in 3-0 down at half time.
The 2nd half saw City pile the pressure on the Carrow defence with some fantastic chances in front of goal but they just couldn’t breakthrough. Carrow again had a couple of fast breaks which resulted in 2 more goals, one which was a deflection and own goal number 2, 4-0. Carrow weren’t quite finished and a short corner deflected from the defence into the top corner (lovely goal Carol McNarry !) left City 5-0 down and thinking that maybe it wasn’t their day !
Still City kept the pressure on and were finally rewarded with a lovely goal from Molly Crabtree.
Final score 5-1 with the 5’s left wondering how they had managed to score 4 goals and lose the game!!!
Player of the match Allison McLellan
Match report kindly provided by Allison McLellan
WOMENS 6TH XI - 17/11/2018 VS LODDON 2 (H)
TEAM: Womens 6th XI
FIXTURE: Womens 6th XI VS 17/11/2018
HEADLINE: Tough match for new 6s line up
LEAGUE: NORFOLK LEAGUE DIVISION 2
LEAGUE SPONSORS: EMPRESA LIMITED
REPORT: Team squad changes across the club, and a few regulars not available today, meant that City 6s headed on to the pitch with a completely new line up. The first half was tough as Loddon attacked the circle hard and City struggled to keep them at bay meaning that the home team went into the half time break three-nil down. With a win looking a challenge to achieve, City decided to take a deep collective breath and play their own game - aiming to settle into getting to know each other as a new team. The strategy worked with City performing a little better in the second half, breaking through more and only letting one goal past the keeper. City had several attacks on the circle, but they were mopped up by Loddon. A tough match with much to learn but positive signs moving forward with this new squad.
WOMENS MASTERS XI - 18/11/2018 VS CAMBRIDGE CITY O35S (H)
TEAM: Womens Masters XI
FIXTURE: Womens Masters XI VS 18/11/2018
HEADLINE: Great 1st Round Win!
LEAGUE: Womens Masters O35s
Norwich City Womens Masters O35 team welcomed Cambridge City for the 1st round of the womens masters O35 competition.
With a selection of players from City, Loddon, Broadland and North Norfolk meeting and playing for the first time it was going to be an interesting afternoon of hockey!
A well drilled Cambridge team applied pressure early, but it was Norwich who turned play around with Fong Chung converting a short corner in the first 10 minutes of play. Cambridge continued to play some great hockey, but City’s midfield worked tirelessly to press preventing Cambridge from breaking through.
Sally Bircham was fantastic in defence making crucial tackles to stop Cambridge from scoring.
Cambridge were awarded numerous short corners, none off which bothered City’s keeper, Anna Linsmith too much, who was swotting drag flick attempts away like flies. However, on one occasion it did find the back of the net....1-1 and, all to play for.
Norwich attacked on the break once again with a long ball from Hanna Hall to Leigh-Ann Worrall who followed the text book into playing a perfect ball into a very composed Lydia Lawrence who beat the keeper in style to put Norwich 2-1 up at half time.
The second half saw much of the same with both teams creating opportunities, however the final score remained 2-1.
A lovely afternoon of hockey, new friendships made and a second round of the cup to prepare for!
Many thanks to Matthew Brine for his very welcome words of encouragement at half time.
Goals:Pui Fong Chung (1) Lydia Lawrence (1)