NDHC League Match Reports: Saturday 15th September

This Week’s Results

TeamOppositionH/AScoreScorersPlayer of Match
L1s/L2sBlueharts 1A1-2 (W)Lucy Morton
Maddy Reynolds
Olivia Thomas
L2s/L3sNth Norfolk 1A
L4sLow Railway 1A1-2 (W)Caroline Wolfe
Lisa Harwood
Harriet Rant
L5sDragons 6H0-1( L)Stella Windsor Waite
Steph Samson
L6sDragons 5A0-1 (W)Emma MerryweatherEmma Merryweather
L7sCity 6Habandoned
L8sCity 7H0-5 (L)Maddy Gibbs
M2sCity 3A3-1 (L)Ed GouldJason Wolfe
M3sCity 4A2-0 (L)Stuart Kelly
M4sLow Railway 2A1-2 (W)Josh Bingham
Adrian Kemp
Tommy Chapman
M5sDereham 4H8-0 (W)Sam Echeverria x5
Dan Ryan
Alberto EMbarba
Andrew Cross
M6sNflk Nomads 2H0-1 (L)Matt Knights
BD ADragons BH3-1 (W)Gabe Overton
Ed Cross
Will Panter
Will Panter
BD BDragons AA3-1 (L)Josh CormackTom Jackson
GDYarmouthH3-0 (W)Hattie Stuart x3

Empresa Norfolk Women’s League, Premier Division
Norwich Dragons Ladies 4s v Lowestoft Railway:  2-1

Ladies 4s headed off to the ‘most Easterly town’ in England to face Low Railways 1s in their first league match of the season. With a new starting formation, the 4s were quick off the mark at the start of the game, making some impressive runs up both wings and putting pressure on the Low Railway defence. A foot in the D resulted in a short corner for the 4s, pushed out well by Amy Forse and taken by Caroline Wolfe with a straight shot into the back of the goal. The game began to even out and Low Railway made some good attempts for goal but were kept out by a strong and well coordinated Dragons’ defence. A ball taken quickly from the Dragons’ half led to a good drive up the pitch by Amy before she crossed it into Lisa Harwood for 4s second goal of the match.

The start of the second half saw Dragons start strong again, with more attacks made on the Low Railway D, however, Low Railway also picked up their pace and put a lot more pressure on the 4s defence and another foot in the D meant a short corner to the home side, which was kept out by the Dragons defence. Low Railway came back stronger, broke into the D and took advantage of the overlap to score. But the 4s held on to their lead to win 2-1. It was a great game, with good communication, some excellent runs and passes made by all, and an exciting start to the season for a team who have only started playing together. 

Goalscorers:  Caroline Wolfe and Lisa Harwood
MOM:  Harriet Rant

Empresa Norfolk Women’s League,  Division 1
Norwich Dragons Ladies 5s v Norwich Dragons Ladies 6s:  0-1

Ladies 5s played the 6s in the first league game of the season.  Both teams came out ready for a good game and pushing each other from the first whistle. The first half saw good pressure applied by the forwards and some strong defending especially in the three unconverted defensive short corners which came close to the end of the half.  Lots of talking and supporting saw the ball moving quickly from defence to attack and both teams shared the pressure.
In the second half a change in formation saw the 5s come out and dominate the first 10 minutes, putting lots of pressure on the 6s goal and pulling some good saves from their defence. After a flurry of unconverted attacking short corners a quick break from the 6s saw them drive up the left at speed and score at the right hand post despite lots of commitment from the defenders. Good distribution from the back saw several fast breaks down the right and on another day we could have had lots of goals but it wasn’t to be. The 5s played hard and look to build on this for the next game.
Goal scorer:  Emma Meryweather
MOM:  5s:  Stella Windsor Waite and Stephanie Samson
MOM:  6s:  Emma Merryweather