WOMENS 6TH XI - 22/09/2018 VS DEREHAM 4 (H)
TEAM: Womens 6th XI
FIXTURE: Womens 6th XI VS 22/09/2018
HEADLINE: Strong team ethic helps City 6s to win first league match of the season
LEAGUE: NORFOLK LEAGUE DIVISION 2
LEAGUE SPONSORS: EMPRESA LIMITED
REPORT: With team spirit and energy high, the first league match of the season saw City 6s play some lovely passing hockey . From the start, a positive-minded Norwich dominated the match, repeatedly moving the ball towards Dereham’s goal. The first goal came from a short corner with Josine Van Den Berg, firing on full throttle today, powering in one of her signature power-pushes into the corner of the net.
The whole team worked tirelessly to create a constant overload for Dereham’s defenders and mop up any of the few breaks the visitors made.
Josine played a crucial role in the next two goals as well, scoring another from a strong push and assisting in a third, when a strong ball into the D was deflected by Julia Marchant.
Player of the match Maddie Smith, playing an inner, impressed with her energy and strong passes as did newcomers to the team Emily Leeming on right wing and Kelly Bolt in midfield.
Emily, playing her first game of adult women’s league hockey, made several fantastic runs up the right wing, outpacing and eliminating defenders and winning chances on goal for City.
Dereham had a couple of good crosses sent in, but luckily for City, they failed to get a player on the end of them in the D. Impressive tighter marking from Alice Petch and the defensive-unit in the second half, also gave Dereham less options to get a ball away in front of City’s goal.
However, despite some great defending , Norwich conceded a goal via a short corner to Dereham to leave the final score 3-1 to City. All looking promising for the rest of the season.