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Lowestoft Railway 2
Norwich City 6
Sat 18 Feb 14:30 - East Men's Hockey League - Division 6 North East

Lowestoft Railway 2nds 3-2 Norwich City 6ths

It was to be another test for the fledgling Railway side with the experienced City team coming to test their credentials.


The soundtrack
from the jukebox this week brought up the Greatest Hits of Prince.
Norwich started strongly applying strong attacks which were repelled
by solid defensive work like parking a 'little red corvette' in front
of their goal. When they did find there way through Dick 'Alphabet
street' Alexander was rock solid.
Lowestoft slowly awoke from their slumber as the two week lay off
looked to be 'A sign of the times'. Until they started running and
breaking at pace causing City problems on the break at the back both
sides nearly became 'Delirious' as the game swung back and forth. But
no one could break the deadlock before halftime.
The second half started more positively as Dave 'raspberry beret'
scored a fine solo effort Railway pressed forward. He asked the
youngster have 'u got the look' and several good chances came and went
before Ollie 'Purple Rain' Payne smashed home a short corner to make
it 2-0. But Norwich always looked threatening everytime they came
forward and soon it was 2-1.
Railway were under pressure as the heavens opened and down came the
hail. Then good play from Berry again saw him score reverse stick and
praise come from his team mates as 'Nothing compares to you'.
But back came city to get another goal form one of their fifteen short
corners which Railway had managed to repel to set up a tense finish
but luckily Railway held out, 'Cream' of the youngsters was Harry
Gissing with a fine display at left back.
By Kevin Barnard


Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Division 6 North East results

Ipswich Cranes 2
Norfolk Nomads 2
Norwich Dragons 3
Ipswich - East Suffolk 4
Holt Harlequins 2
North Walsham 3
Ipswich - East Suffolk 5
University of East Anglia 4


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League table

# Team Pd Pts
1. Norwich Dragons 3 20 52
2. Lowestoft Railway 2 20 38
3. Holt Harlequins 2 20 37
4. Ipswich - East Suffolk 4 20 36
5. University of East Anglia 4 20 34
6. Norfolk Nomads 1 20 34
7. Ipswich Cranes 2 20 26
8. Norwich City 6 20 21

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