Norwich cup win: picture special

Norwich City Ladies lifted the Norfolk & Suffolk County Cup after beating West Lynn Ladies 5-0 this afternoon.Paige Shorten netted a brace for City, and other goals were scored by Sophie Fuller, Nicola Bray and Jodie Drake, with player of the match named as Beth Bygrave.

Norwich City Ladies lifted the Norfolk & Suffolk County Cup after beating West Lynn Ladies 5-0 this afternoon.

Paige Shorten netted a brace for City, and other goals were scored by Sophie Fuller, Nicola Bray and Jodie Drake, with player of the match named as Beth Bygrave.

The two teams had never faced each other before. Underdogs West Lynn, from the Eastern Region League, battled hard but simply couldn't contain Norwich, who play in the higher-level South-East Combination.

In the final, held at Fakenham Town FC in bright sunshine, Shorten netted the first two goals, the first within a few minutes of kick-off, with Fuller adding the third.

The second half again started with an early goal, this time by former Lynn player Bray, with Drake's goal wrapping up the scoring.

Norwich hit the woodwork in the first half, as did Lynn in the second half when it looked like they were going to score the goal their hard work deserved.

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Lynn have been playing well in Division One this season and are on course to gain promotion to the Premier Division, hopefully as champions, while Norwich have had a good season on their return to the SE Combination, currently lying in seventh place.