Search

SSE Women’s FA Cup: Norwich City hold their nerve to beat Lowestoft in shoot-out

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 November 2016 | UPDATED: 10:00 22 November 2016

Women's FA cup fourth qualifying round, Norwich City Ladies v Lowestoft Town Ladies, went to penalties.
 Byline: Sonya Duncan
. Copyright: Archant 2016

Women's FA cup fourth qualifying round, Norwich City Ladies v Lowestoft Town Ladies, went to penalties. Byline: Sonya Duncan . Copyright: Archant 2016

ARCHANT EASTERN DAILY PRESS (01603) 772434

Norwich City Ladies won a hard fought battle in the SSE Women’s FA Cup fourth qualifying round against Lowestoft Town Ladies at Plantation Park.

With an early pitch inspection clearing the way for the fixture to go ahead, challenging conditions made the game anything but routine.

Lowestoft adapted to the conditions first and after a spell of possession Gemma Moore found the Norwich net from her corner on 34 minutes.

After conceding the goal Norwich found their rhythm and came back at Lowestoft, with Norwich’s best chance falling to Paige Shorten, a free kick just outside the area which went agonisingly past the post.

At the restart Norwich began an assault of the Lowestoft half and were rewarded on 55 minutes, when Shorten’s shot beat Eilish Brogan in the Lowestoft goal. Norwich were further rewarded with a second, when Natasha Snelling’s shot hit the back of the net after 64 minutes.

However, a minute later the score was levelled when, after a goal line scramble, Abbie Everson netted Lowestoft’s second and that was how it stayed after 90 minutes.

Lowestoft struck first in extra time, when six minutes in Cassie Craddock found the net.

But Norwich were determined to secure an equaliser and did so when Chelsea Garrett scored six minutes later to force penalties.

Penalty shoot-outs are nervy affairs and this was to be no exception.

Norwich took an early lead after converting their first with Lowestoft’s first going wide, but after the fourth penalty it stood all square.

Norwich found the net, leaving Lowestoft having to score to progress to sudden death, but Fi Coombes the Norwich keeper got her hand to the ball and pushed it onto the crossbar and away from her goal. Norwich progress to the first round proper of the FA Cup where they will face AFC Wimbledon at Plantation Park on Sunday, December 4.

Norwich: Coombes, Wilson, Radley, Parsons, Russell, Shorten, Drake (Simonson 119), Osborne, Love, Garrett (Swift 103), Snelling (Moerkerk 82). Sub not used: Bird

Lowestoft: Brogan, Adams, Riggall, Scully (Batchelor 61), Everson, Froud, Moore, Craddock, Waters, Hall, Durrant. Sub not used: Cursons

Referee: Nigel Howes

Attendance: 75

Other sport

Yesterday, 15:03

“I am massively proud of what we have achieved, the club has a huge place in my heart and I am so glad with how it has panned out.”

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The battle on the pitch has been won at Lowestoft Town...now it’s time to bear arms for the battle off it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Lowestoft Town had to settle for a point in their first match since confirming their top flight safety - despite having an extra man for 55 minutes.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The pressure is off Lowestoft Town this evening when they take on Wingate & Finchley at the Amber Dew Events Stadium this evening...on the pitch at least.

Most Read

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Former Lowestoft Town striker Danny Crow has defended his part in the Blues losing their academy players over the summer.

Read more
Danny Crow

Later in Life

cover

Click here to view
the Later in Life
supplement

View

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 10°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter