Slideshow: Norwich v Yeovil in FA Cup
Norwich City Ladies 1, Yeovil Ladies 3: The Canaries were knocked out of the Women's FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, succumbing to three second-half goals by their visitors from the south west.
Norwich City Ladies 1, Yeovil Ladies 3
The Canaries were knocked out of the Women's FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, succumbing to three second-half goals by their visitors from the south west.
But despite the disappointment, City co-manager Emma Fletcher remained upbeat after the game, praising the team for a great cup run and saying it had been great publicity for women's football in Norfolk.
“It's always disappointing to lose a game of football but to lose in the FA Cup is even more disappointing,” said Fletcher. “But it has been a great cup run. We have flown the flag for Norwich and Norfolk and have played some teams we haven't played before. It is something the players have really enjoyed. It has given us an insight into how to play next year - we will bounce back!
“We're feeling down in the dumps at the moment but we still have cups to fight for this season, and to try and finish second in the league or even win it. There are still things to be hopeful for.”
City took the lead in the ninth minute with a goal by Paige Shorten who netted after Chelsea Garrett, Jodie Drake and Nic Bray had produced some good link-up work. Drake's shot was palmed away and landed near Shorten, who made no mistake in firing home.
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But two goals conceded in quick succession early in the second half made it an uphill struggle for the Norfolk side, and Yeovil added another before the final whistle.