Centre-back Hope Strauss says she is happy to continue taking penalties after netting twice from 12 yards as the Canaries thumped Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers 7-0 in the Norfolk Women's County Cup.

City proved too strong for their opponents from the sixth tier of the women's pyramid as they progressed into the semi-finals, with six of their seven goals arriving in the second half.

Within that rather manic 45-minute period, Strauss continued her knack of scoring penalties, having previously tucked them away this year against Cambridge United - in a match that went on to be abandoned - and Actonians.

Reflecting on her brace of spot-kick goals, Strauss said: "I'm just glad that I got one to be fair. Somehow I'm scoring them, and do you know what? Long may it continue.

"I've been on them previously at other clubs, but obviously Toddy (Megan Todd) is the main penalty taker. As I've said before, I think we can all take a penalty at this club, so whoever's ready to step up will step up and take them.

"When you get two penalties in one game, you've just got to pick your spot and hope the goalie goes the wrong way. And luckily she did."

While the full-time scoreline suggested the game was incredibly one-sided, Dussindale certainly played their part and managed to really frustrate City in the first half.

"We were disappointed to come in 1-0 at half-time, so they gave us a good game, and (on) a couple of occasions in the first half they looked like they'd break on the counter and make it a more interesting game," said Strauss.

"We changed a few things at half-time to go a bit more attacking and free up more wide areas, and obviously got the job done.

"It's always good to keep a clean sheet, especially for Quantsy (Sarah Quantrill). She's great quality, and she deserves more clean sheets to be honest."

Rovers manager Adrian Tink was proud of his players' efforts and is hopeful that they can use the experience to help them in their quest for promotion, with only seven games of their league campaign still to play.

"We held on a little bit in the first half but our shape was good," he said. "Defensively, we kept them to long shots, and our keeper (Tyla Cole) was having an outstanding game.

"So yeah, at half-time we were happy, (but) knew the job's not done - nobody remembers the half-time score. The girls put in a really good shift. Our season isn't made or broken by today; quite the opposite.

"I thought we ran out of legs a little bit in the last 10, 15 minutes. I thought they showed the difference in class at that point, in the two divisions.

"Overall, happy with the day's work. We learnt a lot about our players, good and bad, so yeah, lots to look forward to for the rest of the season.

"If we're lucky enough to go up, great. If we don't, then we've had a fantastic season already and we've achieved our objectives with our FA Cup run that we had as well."

City will continue to push for a promotion of their own, but assistant coach Ethan Scott - who was standing in for the absent Martin Herdman - insisted they are keen to defend their County Cup trophy at Carrow Road too.

Scott said: "As a Norwich fan myself, whenever we get the chance to play at Carrow Road, it's special.

"We want to win this, but we want to win the league as well. So why not both?

"We're back in the league next week. It'll be a two- or three-week break since we'll have played in the league so we're all guns blazing, we're using the momentum we've had today and we're going to fight as usual."

Norwich City (3-4-1-2): Quantrill; Flye (Larkins 26), Strauss, Parker; Todd (c) (Symonds 56), Knights (Morran 67), Hailes, Kennard; Smith; Snelling (Shaw 78), Lawrence (Tomlinson 67).