Norwich City Ladies’ 6ths 0 Magpies’ Ladies’ 6ths 1
Magpies Ladies 6th travelled to Taverham to take on Norwich 6ths who are second in the league and have only conceded 7 goals this season. We were without Gillian, our nurturing captain but Louise stepped into the position and did a fantastic job. From some of the overheard comments, Norwich thought it was going to be a walk in the park; just a matter of how many they were going to put past us. Magpies had a different idea!
Right from the start, Magpies controlled the match, moving the ball around well, using good stick skills and outpacing the opposition on several occasions. Magpies were soon awarded a short corner, where Issy had a great shot but unfortunately it just went wide. Magpies kept up the pressure and the defence were incredibly strong keeping Norwich at bay and Imogen making some great saves in goal.
We knew Norwich were going to come out strong and determined in the second half, but Magpies were ready for them. Our determination was eventually awarded when Julie took the ball from midfield, passed it out to Beth who did a cracking run down the wing before passing it to Lydia, who calmly positioned it passed the keeper.
Norwich City really put on the pressure in the last 10 minutes of the game, with a string of short corners being awarded in their favour, right up the whistle, but they could not penetrate our defence much to their frustration and our delight.
This was an exceptionally good team performance, with everyone working really hard and showing a real conviction to win the ball. Well done to all the team, with Imogen being voted man of the match.