Reepham hit hockey rivals Dragons for six

Norwich Dragons III 0, Reepham Ladies 6

Reepham faced Dragons on Saturday in the Martin & Acock Norfolk Women's Hockey League Division One after a long Christmas break.

As has been the case in several of Reepham's recent games they travelled to Loddon with a straight 11 players.

Some of which were recovering from illness, returning to the game and a young girl playing her first full game of women's hockey. Yet again the side rallied and responded positively and put in a good team performance to claim all three points.

Schoolgirl Alice Buxton made her first full match debut for Reepham and her talent did not disappoint the side. She created chances, had plenty of energy and proved her worth in the team. To cap it all on her debut she scored a fine goal and certainly played her part in others.

Reepham started well and scored an early goal which set the pace for the first half. Reepham attacked at every opportunity presented to them and were moving the ball around within the team well.

Reepham's formation was tested a few times but this was only to be expected with such a change to the squad. As the half progressed and the girls settled they grew in confidence.

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Reepham's five first-half goals came from Lucy Cadge, Dawn Fisher, Alice Buxton and Katie Lake (2).

Reepham seemed to step off a little in the second half knowing they had probably done enough in the first to win this. Although the wind was against them in the second half they somehow found this more difficult.

This was proving Dragons better half but the Reepham defence remained resilient and up for the challenge to the end.

The only goal of the half came from Katie Lake who scored her hat-trick goal which finalised a good team performance for Reepham and moves them to fourth place in the league.