Norwich City Ladies chief expecting a big response against AFC Wimbledon

Action from Norwich City Ladies' 3-1 loss to Camrbidge. Picture: Sarah James

Action from Norwich City Ladies' 3-1 loss to Camrbidge. Picture: Sarah James - Credit: Archant

Norwich City Ladies face a tough test as they look to return to winning ways in the Women's Premier League South East Division One.

The Canaries lost their first match of the season, in their third outing, at home to Cambridge United on Sunday. But it won't be easy when they attempt to get back on track at AFC Wimbledon. The Dons have a 100pc record so far this term so City head coach Scott Emmerson knows it won't be easy to make it six points point from nine in Women's Premier League (WPL) South East Division One (SED1).

'It was definitely disappointing. We were below-par and just didn't perform on the day,' said the Canaries chief about the 3-1 defeat.

'It wasn't just one or two players, it was a group thing. I wonder if we got into our own little bubble. I'm looking for a response from the girls and maybe it was a little bit of a wake-up call. I think they just expected to win, like it was automatic and that it was just meant to happen. But they've got to realise they've got to turn up and perform week in, week out or at the very least be present and really going for it.'

City's cause will not be helped by a number of absentees but Emmerson is hoping it 'can galvanise the squad'.


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An Emma Keady brace maintained the Dons' flying start to 2016 last time out when they triumphed 2-0 at Milton Keynes Dons.

Elsewhere, Lowestoft Town will look to end their winless start to the campaign when they welcome Enfield Town.

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