City's Ladies lose 3-0 to Ipswich
"When you find yourself 3-0 down at half time you face a huge task to turn it round whilst ensuring you don’t completely role over. However the girls worked hard in the second half and whilst we didn’t score we can take a little bit of pride back to Norfolk, regroup and go again on Sunday."
The tractor girls nearly took the lead nine minutes in with City thankful for the crossbar on this occasion. However two minutes later Ipswich won a corner and whilst the initial shot was somehow blocked by Fiona Coombes in City’s goal she stood no chance with the rebound, resulting in Ipswich taking the lead 1-0.
Ipswich continued to threaten on the counter attack and their midfield enjoyed a considerable amount of space. As a result, the home side doubled their lead on 34 minutes following the breakdown of a City attack, and quickly added a third just before the stroke of half time.
Half time: Ipswich Town Ladies 3-0 Norwich City Ladies
It was Ipswich who came closest to scoring again however with a fourth almost coming there way, buta combination of Fiona Coombes in goal and centre half Kate Parsons eventually chasing back to clear off the line, kept the deficit at three.
City's Ladies continued to push for a route back into the match and just edged the possession count in the second half, but they couldn’t find the killer ball and never looked like scoring and reducing the deficit.
Full Time: Ipswich Town Ladies 3-0 Norwich City Ladies