Well-deserved win for Thorpe
Thorpe United Ladies 2, Norwich Reserves 0
With the build-up of the game arising for many weeks there was tension visible between the two sides.
Thorpe started with a lot more attacking chances and with Hannah’s corner kick, Meg’s header flying over the crossbar.
Thorpe continued with great pressure and work rate, with another attacking chance Alice Ford took a shot which went over the bar.
Through great team work and pressure it was Thorpe who took the lead with Becky Russell’s corner, Charlotte Groves rocketed it past the keeper to take the lead.
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With the players, managers and fans now hyped up, they finished the half on a high, 1-0 up.
The second half was exactly the same as the first with pressure from both side but again Thorpe looked the stronger side, 30 minutes into the second half and with a great through ball from Charlotte Groves which led Bex Lake onto a great run to hit it first time past the keeper.
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Thorpe continued to battle and gave their all throughout.
Frustration was obvious from the opposing team but Thorpe kept their cool and left Norwich unable to get through the leaders’ defence. A well-deserved win for Thorpe.
PoM: Kim Broom for constant effort throughout the game !
Thorpe Rovers 0, Thorpe Utd Girls U10 1
In this local derby Thorpe started the brighter and pushed Rovers back into there own half for most of the first half but only a good save for the home team keeper kept it 0-0 at half-time.
Second half Thorpe Rovers started better and forced United back but from defending a corner United broke with Chloe running the ball from her own area all the way, beating three players and the goalkeeper for 1-0.
Rovers came back strong and only two first-class saves from Peachiz in the last 10 minutes allowed Rovers to take all three points away from this local derby.