|Team||Date||Opposition||H/A||Time||Score||Scorers||Player of Match|
|L1s||17/03/18||Cam Uni 1||H||13.15||P-P|
|L2s||17/03/18||Bury St Ed 1||A||12.00||P-P|
|M3s||17/03/18||Bury St Ed 2||A||16.00||3-1 (L)||Jono Chaney-Baxter||Joel Lawrence|
|M5s||17/03/18||Ips Cranes 1||A||14.00||P-P|
|BD B||17/03/18||Magpies||H||15.45||5-0 (CW)|
Saturday 17th March
All fixtures were postponed except Men’s 3s.
Men’s East Hockey League, Division 3NE
Men’s 3s v Bury St Edmunds 2s: 1-3
Goalscorer: Jono Chaney Baxter
MOM: Joel Lawrence
Sunday 18th March
Empresa Norfolk Women’s League, Premier Division
Ladies 3s v Lowestoft Railway: 2-0
Following all matches being cancelled in Norwich on Saturday, Norwich Dragons Ladies 3rd team could not believe the message from Lowestoft from the comfort of their warm beds early on Sunday morning, ‘no snow or frost in Lowestoft, so the game should be on’!
We all arrived in Lowestoft at 9.15am on a Sunday morning with thermometers reading 0 degrees, most players with many base layers in disbelief that we were actually going to play hockey. Despite the pitch being a bit solid in places the umpires deemed the pitch playable.
Dragons began the game positively despite the wind chill from the East, creating some positive attacking play down both wings from Sam Franklin, Lucy Buxton and Elsa Scott (making her 3rd team debut). Dragons were soon awarded with a short corner that was deflected past the Lowestoft keeper for the first goal by Hannah Ellis.
The forward combination of Maddy Reynolds, Jess Haw and Ally Windsor Waite were combining well with Hazel Knights in centre of midfield to cause the Lowestoft defence problems, which soon resulted in the 2nd goal calmly slotted over the goal line by Maddy Reynolds.
At half time the team grouped together mainly to keep warm and called for more positive play in the second half. The second half saw the majority of the play in the Lowestoft half, but the defensive combination of Sophie Barrow, Sarah Wagstaff, Angela Murgatroyd and Kat Speirs were on their toes for the full game and maintained a clean sheet in difficult conditions.
Despite many opportunities for Dragons in the second half we were unable to score more goals and the game ended with a 2 0 win for Dragons and many blue knees and arms! Hazel Knights and Hannah Ellis shared player of the match.
A big thank you to all our dedicated supporting parents and Mike Hardy who braved the sub-zero temperatures to cheer us on and a special mention for Tracy who managed the substitutions brilliantly despite being given the teamsheet for Saturday not Sunday by the captain!