LADIES 6TH XI - 02/09/2017 VS NORWICH DRAGONS 6 (H)
TEAM: Ladies 6th XI
FIXTURE: Ladies 6th XI VS 02/09/2017
HEADLINE: Hard battle
LEAGUE: NORFOLK LEAGUE DIVISION 2
LEAGUE SPONSORS: EMPRESA LIMITED
VENUE: Dragons' Den
City 6s met their Dragons’ 6s counterparts for a fixture at the Den. All encounters last season led to a draw. This season Dragons have had a good run of form and a stronger squad, so City knew it would be a tough game.
The first half saw City battling hard and succeeding in holding off the Dragons' attacks. The organised and confident City defensive unit saw them repel any onslaught. There was also some impressive keeping from player-of-the-match Anna Linsmith.
The half-time break arrived with a nil-nil draw, however Dragons came back on to the pitch with a renewed determination and scored the first goal of the match within a few minutes with a straight strike from the top of the D.
The excellent City defence continued to work hard but another Dragons goal took the opposition two nil up 10 minutes later. City regrouped, kept their heads up and battled back. They were rewarded soon after when a expert outlet ball from Vicki Myhill was picked up by Josine Van den Berg and passed down the right line to Liz Hollis who sent a fast hit into to a perfectly-positioned Julia Marchant in the D, who netted it with brilliant precision.
With just 10-minutes left to play, City youth players Maddy Smith and Frances Underhill worked the ball up the pitch over and over again but a strong Dragons defence scuppered City’s attempts and left the final score as a 2-1 win for a top of the league, unbeaten Dragons.