MIXED XI - 19/01/2020 VS DEREHAM MIXED (A)
TEAM: Mixed XI
FIXTURE: Mixed XI VS 19/01/2020
HEADLINE: City Mixed March on to Next Knockout Round
Norwich city Mixed XI continued on their quest for silverware with a win over local rivals Dereham in the England Hockey Tier 1 National Mixed Championships on Sunday.
Norwich stated strong and settled into the game early, with Krystal Bishop and Chris Wardale both scoring, helped by some excellent work through the midfield from Sophie Mullan, Harry Gill and Cameron Cooke.
Dereham then answered with two goals scored from penalty corner routines to bring the score to 2-2.
The intensity on the pitch increased notably as both teams went in search of an additional goal: Dereham looking to capitalise on their momentum, and Norwich to wrestle back control of the game.
Dereham made some strong runs into Norwich's D, but excellent defending from Harry Brown and Thomas Cooke meant their efforts went unrewarded. Deep into the second half a successful; strike from Chris Wardale, after a break-away run from Harriet Preston, found Norwich their 3rd goal. Norwich held on for the final minutes of the game to finish 3-2.