With Beccles enjoying a comfortable season City’6s were well prepared for Beccles to arrive at Taverham, they had a cluster of substitutes lined up on the bench. The second the game started NC6s were like greyhounds out of a trap, rapidly pushing into the defence and in a flurry of sticks and legs the ball was quickly in the goal. With barely a moment to blink the scenario repeated itself, Beccles had been caught on the back foot and were now 2-0 down. Gathering themselves and making some good passes Beccles made a push forward. With a proactive coach on the line directing their each and every move throughout the game, NC6s were not long in scoring again.
The Beccles supporters had travelled with the team and remained in high spirits despite the 2-0 deficit.
The second half started well and Beccles made some great long passes up the pitch. Becky Clough’s determination and persistence in keeping possession in her own half got the ball to Jodie Sharpe. Sharpe passed to Debbie Mann who moved forward and struck the ball into the D allowing Hannah Eaton to sweep the ball into the goal.
Beccles began to find their form again. Charlie Calladine, right wing, held a great position throughout the game, receiving the ball and making her way towards the goal. Some great set ups gave opportunities to score which were narrowly missed, NC6s keeper had to remain on full alert through the game.
NC6s played a game of short passes and swarming around Beccles players when they had the ball, hindering their attacks.
The game rapidly went from one of the pitch to the other. Amy Thornton had some athletic runs up the wing only to be thwarted in the final moments as she tried to strike the ball towards the goal.
NC6s tried the same, pushing up the wing Becky Clough tracked them down and was shoulder to shoulder with them every time.
The final whistle went leaving Beccles with a 3-1 defeat followed by some well-earned cups of tea. Next week Beccles travel to The Den to play Norwich Dragons 5s at 10.45am.