EAST WOMEN’S LEAGUE
Norwich City 4
Newmarket Ladies played a tough game against promotion-chasing Norwich City on Saturday, going down to a 4-0 defeat.
In the first half, Norwich dominated the pitch by earning three goals.
Newmarket’s Kerry Alderson was injured in the first half when she blocked a corner shot with her ankle.
Although there were no substitutes on the sideline to replace Alderson, Newmarket held their own throughout the second half.
The ladies were using smooth passing and great off-the-ball movement.
Newmarket were down in Norwich’s defensive end most of the second half, which caught the hosts off guard, causing them to play a panicked defence and earning Newmarket many free hits.
Di Thomas, Calli Cannon, Donna Keates and Lydia Evans had many great shots on goal, but Newmarket was unable to score.
Norwich earned their fourth and final goal by the end of the second half, ending the game in a 4-0 Norwich victory.
Although the score did not reflect it, Newmarket played an outstanding game.
Goalkeeper Jade Atkinson had many amazing saves, while the ladies worked as a team and, although exhausted, they pushed through to the last second.
Tania Fisher was named Newmarket’s player of the match.
Newmarket are sixth from 12 teams in their division, having won seven, drawn one and lost 10 of their 18 fixtures this season.
Newmarket Men’s II lost 3-1 to Ipswich East-Suffolk in East Men’s League Division Four East, despite a goal for Alex Andreou.
That leaves them sixth out of 12 teams, having won eight, drawn two and lost seven of their 17 fixtures this season.