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Lowestoft Railway unable to get back to winning ways

PUBLISHED: 04:38 24 November 2017

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Lowestoft Railway Ladies were beaten 4-0 at home by Dereham Ladies III in their latest Empresa Norfolk League Premier Division match.

From the whistle, it was clear that both teams were desperate for the points, with Railway anxious to return to winning ways.

Within the opening minutes, end-to-end play ensued. Keeper Ellen Blackie was called into action earlier on and made some spectacular saves to keep the scoreline even.

It was Railway who soon took control of the game, with forwards Becky Howes, Claire Scrivener and Kiri Phoenix working together to press the Dereham defence, winning several short corners.

However, against the run of play, a lucky Dereham break resulted in the away team taking a surprise lead.

Undeterred, Railway midfielders continued to battle, with Claire Ward, Kelly Martin, Eva Harness and Hatty Lyman providing some solid play to once again allow the forwards to attack the Dereham goal.

Just before half-time, Dereham managed to add to their lead despite Railway’s determination.

After the break, defenders Lily Collins, Jan Tizzard and Katie Cross worked tirelessly to keep the Dereham forwards out of the home team’s D. The home team worked together brilliantly to once again earn several short corners and have several shots on goal.

Dereham however added two more goals to the tally in the second half.

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Railway seconds travelled to bottom-of-the-league North Norfolk II feeling confident following last week’s victory over top of the league Norwich Dragons and the came away with a 4-1 win.

They went ahead when Ellen Harness played a ball out to Ellen Sherwood, who ran the wing with it before slipping it to the centre at the perfect moment for Maddie to strike home.

One up at half-time, Railway looked to build on this in the second half, and the second goal was almost a mirror of the first, only this time with Lucy running the ball up the wing. North Norfolk replied with a goal from a penalty corner but Railway scored two more through Maddie and a penalty flick from Sharon.

Lowestoft Ladies drew 1-1 at Colchester in the East League.

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