Impressive display by Norwich City Ladies Reserves
Fakenham Ladies 1, Norwich City Ladies Reserves 3
With Norwich City Ladies' first team not playing at the weekend the spotlight turned to the reserves.
They travelled to Fakenham this week to play the league leaders and seized all three points with a dominant performance.
Starting the game playing into a strong breeze, Norwich were quickly into their stride and passing the ball around well, especially down the wings with Amy Edwards and Shannon Kelly putting in some good crosses.
Norwich looked threatening with their pace in attack and Bridie Hipperson used this to her advantage, springing the offside trap before rounding the keeper and finding the net with a shot on the turn.
Fakenham looked to counter on the break, but the Norwich back four looked composed and dealt with any threat.
After half-time, with the wind at their back, Norwich penned Fakenham into their own half for long periods and they continued to play good football coming forward.
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It wasn't long before Norwich increased their lead; a scuffed clearance by the Fakenham goalkeeper landed at Hipperson's feet about 30 yards out and she calmly chipped the ball back over the keeper and into the net for a superb finish.
Norwich continued to mount attack after attack and, from a corner, skipper Mel Kersey blasted the ball into the roof of the net from close range following some hesitant defending from the home team.
Fakenham netted a consolation goal with virtually the last kick of the game, but Norwich ran out convincing 3-1 winners.
Gemma Farman was voted the Norwich 'Player of the Match', for the second week running, for a commanding performance in central midfield, however every Norwich player deserves congratulations for an impressive team effort.