On Sunday 4th November Norwich Dragons O45s travelled out of the city to Taverham to take on Norwich City O45s in the Investec Women’s O45s Championship.
Dragons started brightly and they looked like a team that had played together regularly despite being made up from 6 separate Dragons teams.
Dragons broke the deadlock after a free hit from the top of the D found its way to Hannah Hardy who, after 8 months out with injury, wasted no time and calmly slotted home.
The Dragons defence of Kath Mares, Angela Murgatroyd and Karen O’Neill-Simpson switched the ball round well, protected GK Kat Spiers and assisted with the attack whenever they could.
In the second half Dragons doubled their lead with a sweetly struck short corner from joint player of the match Gail Thomas.
The forward line of Bridget Le Good, Hannah Hardy, Ally Windsor Waite, Claire Fairhurst and Caroline Wolfe created numerous chances including the third goal, a neat move between Wolfe to Windsor-Waite who finished well.
The midfield including joint player of the match Louise Brooks along with Trish Hagen, Vicki Earley and Jen Buskell worked tirelessly and supported the attack in tenacious fashion.
The final goal was a penalty flick, won by a Norwich City foot on the line after a good short corner strike, this was despatched expertly by Hannah Hardy.
An all round excellent team performance with lots of energy that did not allow Norwich City any time or space to threaten the Dragons goal.
Thank you to the management team of Lynne Price, Sarah and Ellie Wagstaff.
Round two here we come.