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Millie Daviss: "We came out and we played our football and I think the girls thoroughly deserved the win."

20 May 2021

Norwich City Women’s captain Mille Daviss says they will be looking to take the confidence from their victory in the Norfolk County FA Harrod Sport Cup into next season.

The Canaries, who played in the Women’s National League Division One South East, had their season cancelled halfway through the campaign. However, they have kept working hard in training to adopt a new philosophy under manager Shaun Howes and that was rewarded in the cup with a 7-0 victory over Mulbarton Ladies in the final.

“I felt like the girls did what they were asked,” said Daviss. “Seven-nil is a statement really, isn’t it? We came out and we played our football and I think the girls thoroughly deserved the win and the results.

“I think some of the goals were created by really quick movement, what we’ve been practicing and what we wanted to implement into our game and that is a good achievement for us because what we do in training needs to be replicated on the pitch and today, it definitely was.

“Obviously with our season being void halfway through it has been a struggle for us to get back on top and I think it proves tonight that we have. I think as the season start up again, August time, we have got to keep at it and focus on that now.”

The final, played at Norfolk County FA’s headquarters, saw 180 fans turn up to watch. Daviss added that it is great that so many Norwich City supporters are now backing the women’s team.

“I am a Norwich City fan myself and I know a lot of people now who are behind the ladies and that’s brilliant,” she said. “It feels so nice to have that support. Of course, with covid we haven’t, for example in our semi-final, had any fans. So, to have 180 here is really nice and for them to be Norwich fans is brilliant. We need all the support we can get. We thrive of that, and it is brilliant. I think people enjoy watching us.”


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