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)