Dragons see points slip out of reach

EAST WOMEN'S LEAGUE: Norwich Dragons suffered their first defeat of the season as St Ives launched a second comeback in Division 1N.

Dragons piled on the pressure in the first half and went ahead after 20 minutes when Hannah Roney linked up well with Hannah Hardy, who scored from close range.

But Dragons were unable to make the most of their dominance and St Ives found a way back into the game with an equaliser just before half-time.

The second half was more even and St Ives scored what proved to be the winner from a short corner.

Dragons' second team drew 3-3 with Christchurch in Division 2NE.

Christchurch established a two-goal lead in the first half, but Dragons pulled one back just after the break through Annika Richardson. Sally Small then scored from a well-taken short corner to make it 2-2, but Christchurch moved back in front with an excellent strike from a short corner of their own.

Richardson scored her second of the game to earn Dragons a point.

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First half strikes from Sarah Shelley and Hannah Phillips were added to after the break as both players scored again and Catherine Cooke notched a fifth. UEA regained some composure and pounced twice late on to give the scoreline some respectability.

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Amy Butler deflected Sam Tea's shot in to put Sprowston ahead and the same player drove forward to score her second.

Loddon grabbed a lifeline just before half-time from a short corner, but Sprowston made the game safe late on as Marie Hood tucked the ball away.