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Norwich Dragons Ladies are all but relegated

PUBLISHED: 09:22 27 February 2018

Hannah Hardy was player-of-the-match as Norwich Dragons II drew 2-2 with Ipswich & East Suffolk in a top of the table clash in Division 2NE. Picture: Club

Hannah Hardy was player-of-the-match as Norwich Dragons II drew 2-2 with Ipswich & East Suffolk in a top of the table clash in Division 2NE. Picture: Club

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Norwich Dragons look doomed to relegation from the Premier Division after blowing a two goal lead to lose 3-2 at bottom side Old Loughtonians.

With four teams going down they remain 12 points away from the safety mark - with only 12 points left to play for,

Dragons got off to a bright start on Saturday and a nicely placed pass from Stacey Lee put Hayley Toleman in a great position to slot home.

The visitors continued to create chances, culminating in a short corner which was coolly tucked away by Tabba Tabrett to make it 2-0.

Dragons then had a poor spell and Old Loughtonians made them pay, getting back on level terms before the break.

The visitors had most of the play in the second half but couldn’t make it count and five minutes from time a long ball played right through the middle led to a winning goal for the hosts.

In Division One North Norwich City recorded an emphatic 4-1 victory at St Ives to stay one point behind second placed Bedford II with three matches left to play.

Olivia Williams scored two of the goals while Krystal Bishop and Micayla Tootill contributed one apiece and Ellie Brine was named player-of-the-match.

Already promoted Harleston Magpies II continued their perfect campaign by beating UEA 7-0 while Dereham saw off visitors Lowestoft 2-1 and Watton boosted their hopes of avoiding the drop by winning 2-0 at fellow strugglers Newmarket.

The top of the table clash in Division Two North East ended all square, with Norwich Dragons II drawing 2-2 with leaders Ipswich and East Suffolk at The Den. Player-of-the-match Hannah Hardy and Maddy Reynolds were on target for the Dragons.

North Norfolk moved up to third place after an 11-0 drubbing of bottom side Framlingham while Norwich City II saw off Magpies III 2-1 with Danni Garwood getting both of their goals.

Harleston Magpies U-12 girls tasted success in the In2Hockey County tournament on Sunday while the U-10s were runners-up. Norwich City U-10s and Norwich Dragons U-12s won the boys’ tournaments.

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