Canaries ladies looking to get back on track

Norwich City Ladies are at Enfield this weekend.

Norwich City Ladies are at Enfield this weekend. - Credit: Archant

Norwich City Ladies head coach Scott Emmerson hopes his side's stop-start season can get back on track at Enfield this weekend.

The Canaries sit in 10th place in the FA Women's Premier League South East Division One having played just four league games so far this season - half as many as the majority of the teams in their division so far.

Other teams' involvement in cup competitions has led to a staggered start to the season for City but Emmerson hopes his side can get the chance to build up a head of steam, starting this weekend.

'We've been really unfortunate and it's made it hard for us in the early weeks of the season,' he said. 'It has been a bit stop-start through no fault of our own and we are just really keen to get going now.

'The only positive has been that we've had a few injuries and it has allowed them a bit more time to overcome any problems.'

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Enfield sit just above the Canaries in the table and victory would lift Emmerson's side above their opponents and help them climb the table.

'We're in a false position in the league at the moment as we have played so few games,' he added.

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'We still believe we're capable of finishing in the top four, which was the goal at the start of the season.

'That's why this weekend's game against Enfield is so important – it gives us the chance to go above them in the table and really kick on.

'This is a really big one for us and we're all really looking forward to it.'

Norwich were last in action in the Norfolk FA Women's Cup when they hammered Riverside Rovers 10-0 as Kate Parsons and Natasha Snelling both helped themselves to hat-tricks.

Despite it being more than three weeks ago, Emmerson hopes they can take confidence from their cup rout into their trip to Enfield.

'It was a really good result for us with lots of different players getting on the scoresheet,' he said. 'We just now want a consistent run of games to hopefully get a bit of form.

'We've not really been able to field a full strength team this season so far - we've always been at least one player short of our preferred starting XI. But hopefully we can go there on Sunday and get a result.'

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