Lowestoft Railway Ladies maintain fine start to season
PUBLISHED: 08:49 20 October 2017
Lowestoft Railway Railway made the long journey to Holt on Saturday to face Evergreens in the Empresa Norfolk League Premier Division and maintained their impressive start to season with a 2-1 win.
Railway were eager to continue their unbeaten run, and started with some strong passing play. They dominated early on, with Becky Ingles, Eva Harness, Hatty Lyman, Charlotte Soanes and Karen Wright controlling the game.
Railway broke the deadlock when winger Becky Howes skilfully drove the ball into the D. A goalmouth scramble followed, with Claire Scrivener tapping the ball over the line.
Railway continued to play with their usual flare and won a series of short corners. A foul from the Evergreens’s keeper allowed Jan Tizzard to confidently convert a penalty flick, making the score 2-0 just before half-time.
After the break, Evergreens rallied and stunned Railway with a goal of their own. Defender Lily Collins and keeper Ellen Blackie stood firm however, blocking any further attacks on goal and maintaining Railway’s lead.
Gardline Marine Sciences players-of-the-match were Lily Collins and Jan Tizzard.
Lowestoft Railway Ladies II beat Harleston Magpies Ladies VI 10-2.
Railway took to the field with confidence with a strong squad for their first home game of the season.
Straight from the pushback, Maddie May passed the ball to Ellen Sherwood who passed it to May, allowing her to score within the first minute of play.
Railway continued to be successful throughout the first half, with a further assist from Sherwood together with assists from May and Ellen Harness leading to goals for May, Emma Collins and two for Lucy.
With a five-goal cushion at half-time, Railway decided to work on some tactics in the second half with players playing out of their normal positions.
This saw the defence of Sharon, Michelle, Chloe, Hazel and Katy, who in the first half had been untroubled, having to pick the ball twice from the back of their net. However a further five goals were scored at the opposing end, with a second for Maddie, one for Ellen Sherwood and May and Lucy both completing hat-tricks.
These goals can be attributed to assists from Lucy, Ellen Sherwood, Ellen Harness, Bessy and Charlotte.