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Railway punished by City slickers

PUBLISHED: 09:30 16 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:40 06 July 2010

Lowestoft Railway mens first with their new kit presented by Clive Julian, of sponsors Dap UK. PHOTO: Mick Howes

Lowestoft Railway mens first with their new kit presented by Clive Julian, of sponsors Dap UK. PHOTO: Mick Howes

Lowestoft Railway 2,

Norwich City III 6

Railway were punished for some wayward passing and slack marking by a skilful Norwich side who maintained their 100 per cent record this season.

Lowestoft Railway 2,

Norwich City III 6

Railway were punished for some wayward passing and slack marking by a skilful Norwich side who maintained their 100 per cent record this season.

Although the game started evenly, Norwich quickly pounced on some defensive lapses to open up a three goal lead.

Sam Crawley gave Railway a glimmer of hope when he slotted the ball into the goal after Sam Daniels broke away on the counter attack, but this was short-lived.

Another goal from Norwich, then the loss of the Railway keeper through injury early in the second half, soon ended any chance of a comeback.

Chris Ward deputised in goal for the injured Paul Holden but could not prevent two more strikes from Norwich, both from short corners, despite a gallant effort.

Elliot Gooch scored a late goal for Railway with a crisp drive also from a short corner, but this was little consolation following a lacklustre performance.

MoM sponsored by Dap UK Limited was Alex Kleyn.

Railway must look to improve when they travel to Holt tomorrow for their next game. Meet at the Ole Frank, 2pm.

They currently sit sixth in the Men's East League Division Four North East table.

Lowestoft Ladies II 1,

Sudbury Ladies III 2

LOWESTOFT began brightly, producing good passing movements from the start, and looked in control.

However they were shocked when Sudbury scored with their first shot on goal.

With the game evening out, they unfortunately fell further behind, to a shot which managed to creep its way over the line.

From this point, Lowestoft knew they had a mountain to climb, and began to dominate, keeping the ball in the attacking half for the majority of the time.

However the Sudbury keeper and defence proved strong and Lowestoft ended the half 2-0 down.

After an inspiring team talk, Lowestoft started the second half as they had finished the first.

But attack after attack produced nothing, until eventually Sophie O'Neill converted one of many good short corners from Harri Goldspink, with a powerful strike on goal.

Quite how Lowestoft didn't score an equaliser frustrated both players and supporters, and despite dominating throughout, they disappointedly fell to a 2-1 defeat.

PoM: Grace Lawrance.

Pelicans III 0

Lowestoft Railway Ladies 6

RAILWAY settled down very quickly in this game and within minutes of the starting whistle were applying pressure to Pelicans defence.

Claire Ward on the left, hit the ball across the circle for Jess Kleyn, standing just behind the keeper, to tap into the back of the net.

Railway were getting plenty of practice at penalty corners and were eventually rewarded after Kleyn hit the ball out to Kat Oldman.

The ball was then sent to Ward, who put it beyond the keeper.

Although Pelicans stepped up their game in the second half with a few breaks down the pitch, Railway continued to dominate.

They were again rewarded for their persistence after a goalmouth scramble, when Bridgette Wilson managed to force the ball over the line.

After minutes, Lauren Lawrie won another goalmouth scramble to score Railway's fourth.

Within minutes of coming on the pitch as a substitute, newcomer Kerry Parlane found herself in the right place to sweep a ball crossed from the right into the net.

Railway's final goal came having been awarded another penalty corner as the full-time whistle was blown.

With the whole team on the circle, Lawrie was the one to hammer the ball into the corner of the net.

The win keeps Railway Ladies second in the M&APartners Norfolk Women's League Division One table.

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