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
MENS 4TH XI - 17/11/2018 VS NORWICH CITY 5 (H)
TEAM: Mens 4th XI
FIXTURE: Mens 4th XI VS 17/11/2018
HEADLINE: Great advertisement for City youth
LEAGUE: EAST DIVISION 4 NORTH EAST
RESULT: NCHC 4ths 3 - 1 NCHC 5ths
On a glorious sunny afternoon the much anticipated 4s Vs 5s league match finally got under way. There had been the usual pre match hype and posturing prior to the game to rival great head to head confrontations of yester year - think Ali Vs Foreman, think Federer Vs Djokovic, think Tom and Jerry. Anyway, the match lived up to expectations and delighted the heaving crowds.
To be fair the youthful 5s looked to have come out of the blocks the better with Monty Platt, Reuben McCall and Freddie Paterson particularly lively - Ed Taylor maintained the momentum when he joined the fray. As the game developed the 4s made good use of a youthful in mind midfield of Paul Roy, Alex Tomkinson (youthful in mind and body) and Malcolm Jewers who was last seen in goal! (versatile to the core) and the irrepressible Jonty Black at right wing. It was fitting that an excellent run down the right, one two with Mr Peter Pan himself (Adie Land) and Jonty left Dan Jeffers a simple tap in to open the scoring.
On the stroke of half time the 4s won a series of short corners and finally made it 2-0 when Adie tapped in at the near post.
Undeterred the 5s again pressed at the beginning of the second half and reduced the arrears when James Hughes calmly slotted home.. This made for an entertaining half with the 4s playing the more fluent hockey (round the back and up the line or inside) and the 5s counter attacking at pace. Haren Patel played his own unique approach to centre back, often ahead of our forward line and Eddie Darley yet again proved his worth in goal. The 4s thought they’d extended their lead when a goal mouth scramble saw Jonty crash the ball home as the whistle went for a short corner (cheers Cookie!!). Paul Roy did then add a third goal for the 4s with a very powerful if somewhat unusual one handed left handed shot.....who said you can’t teach old dogs new tricks??!!
The 5s responded well with a couple of half chances and a couple of short corners. As the sun set the final whistle blew with the general consensus was that the perfect cocktail of youth and experience really had put on a show that celebrated all that is right in the wonderful game we call hockey.
Fittingly, Jonty was named the 4s man of the match and it was great to see the youngsters from both teams happily eating match teas together and having a good old chin wag...as were the old hands on the other tables. Well done everyone - you showed how to play competitive inter-club matches in the right spirit.