NDHC League Match Reports: 16th December 2017

TeamDateOppositionH/ATimeScoreScorersPlayer of Match

Women’s East Hockey League, Premier Division

Norwich Dragons Ladies 1s v Cambridge City 2s:  P-P 


Women’s East Hockey League, Division 2NE

Norwich Dragons Ladies 2s v Christchurch 1s:  P-P


Empresa Norfolk Women’s League,  Premier Division

Norwich Dragons Ladies 3s v Evergreens 1s:  5-0

A freezing but not frozen Saturday morning in Holt meant that Dragons Ladies 3rd team were called at the last minute to make the journey. Following a fragmented arrival and warm up, the game started in much the same manner with uncharacteristic errors all over the pitch but with Dragons still remaining the dominant team.

The first goal was scored by Ally Windsor Waite from a short corner and the second goal also came from a short corner finished by Hannah Ellis. The third and final goal of the first half came from open play down the left-hand side of the pitch, to be taken from the air on the baseline by Lucy Buxton and passed back to the centre of the goal for Lauren Lawrie to put over the line.

The second half continued to see a dominant performance from Dragons, however Evergreens proved difficult to break down. Dragons increased the score line with a second goal for Ally Windsor Waite and the final goal came from Jess Haw calmly slotting the ball past the keeper. A couple of notable performances during the game included a confident debut in the 3rd team for Catherine Matthews and Lucy Buxton was unanimously voted plater of the match.

A great first half of the season for the ladies 3rd team, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Empresa Norfolk Women’s League,  Premier Division

Norwich Dragons Ladies 4s v UEA 2s:

The match started late due to an umpire arriving late which gave us an opportunity to practice some skills/routines. What with these skills/routines, and the help of Rob Wagstaff, as our manager it all helped to give us the confidence in the game.

We started very strong against a very youthful UEA team, with some very strong passing along the left from Sarah Wagstaff to Katie Franks then Fiona Fletcher, unfortunately the opposition didn’t pick this up throughout the whole game so we used this to our advantage each time we had a 16 yard hit out.

Although the defense didn’t have too much to do, the trio Sarah, Bella, Katie F managed their area superbly, great communication and wise tactful movements between the three, each covering their area and each other. Katie managed her own space and was always ready for the next stage for the defense to pass out to.

Up front with Lisa Harwood, Caroline Wolfe, Trish Hagan, Gina Hunt was a force to be reckoned with. They worked tirelessly to create 4 goals between them and all of them deserved a medal for their perseverance.

The second half however became much more organized between the mid field, we lost our way and positions slightly in the first half and our castle because under threat at times. But with the help of Robs wise words and with us willing to comply the mids gave a big change to the second half.

Trish and Vicki Earley worked together backwards and forwards so the area was covered at all times, cutting out anything in our way. It was very difficult for the youthful UEA girls to pass us. Aditi Naik was superb on the right in all the right places backing up enabling her to receive or pass the ball at all the correct times.

And we can’t forget our wonderful goalie Amy Forse, who gives us so much confidence, and she completes our wonderful 4’s team.
Gina Hunt 1 goal
Caroline Wolfe 1 goal
MOM Trish Hagan2 goals


Empresa Norfolk Women’s League,  Premier Division
Norwich Dragons Ladies 5s v Lowestoft Railway 1s:  P-P


Empresa Norfolk Women’s League,  Division 2
Norwich Dragons Ladies 6s  – no fixture


Empresa Norfolk Women’s League,  Division 3

Norwich Dragons Ladies 7s  – no fixture


Empress Norfolk Women’s League, Division 3

Norwich Dragons Ladies 8s v Dereham: – Dereham conceded this fixture



Men’s East Hockey League, Division 2N

Norwich Dragons Men’s 1s v City of Peterborough:  P-P


Men’s East Hockey League, Division 3NE

Norwich Dragons Men’s 2s v UEA 2s:  2-0

On a cold and frosty morning Dragons 2s moved back into promotion contention with a 2-0 victory over UEA.

Christmas is a time of tradition and in the spirit of this Dragons took an early lead via a Wolfe drag back and an Alex Browne sweep into the bottom corner. The rest of the 1st half was as bleak as any midwinter with very few chances.

The second half became open and more exciting with a festive festival of end to end hockey. Dragons extended their lead with a close range effort from Josh Wiggins.

With no more incidents, other than a Simmo landmine that secured him DOD on his birthday, the game ended and the Christmas celebrations could begin. Jason Wolfe deservedly won man of the match narrowly beating Garnett and Katy Moulson.

Merry Christmas one and all.


Men’s East Hockey League, Division 3NE

Norwich Dragons Men’s 3s – no fixture



Men’s East Hockey League Division 4NE

Norwich Dragons Men’s 4s v IES 4s: P-P


Men’s East Hockey League, Division 5NE

Norwich Dragons Men’s 5s – no fixture



Men’s East Hockey League, Division 6NE(N)

Norwich Dragons Men’s 6s v UEA 4s:  P-P



Norwich Dragons Hockey Club

Dragons Dev Boys A v Watton:  6-0


Norwich Dragons Hockey Club

Dragons Dev Boys B v  Norwich City:  1-0

The ice thawed in the nick of time and Dev Bs game v City at Taverham started as scheduled in sunny conditions at 11.30. We were captained by Harry Fuller.

The 1st quarter saw us soak up a lot of city pressure but good defensive work prevented clear City scoring opportunities.

We slowly started to play more hockey in City half but failed to take advantage of late arrival of the city keeper.

We started the 2nd quarter brightly  stretching city thanks to direct running from Ben Panter.

The match was turning into good even contest but clear chances remained few and far between.

The play did eventually become more open which allowed the chance for counter attacking hockey. We defended the first 2 short corners of the match well.  Half Time arrived with the game locked all square at 0-0.

The 3rd quarter finally saw the breakthrough. An incisive move brought the chance which was converted by Casper Lind following good work from Tommy Gale. The lead was immediately preserved thanks to  a great save by Alex Wolfe who pushed the ball onto post and was scrambled away.

As expected the final quarter was tense and we came under concerted pressure. Some great tackling from Will Pank and Xander Wimmer, who were solid all game kept City at arms length.

2 quick City Short corners were well defended as they piled on late pressure and dominated possession and territory.

We were forced to ride our luck but city squandered some good chances and we held out for an excellent 1-0 win.

Well done all!

Tommy Chambers


Dragons Dev Girls v  Pelicans:  P-P