Well-earned win for Felixstowe
Felixstowe 5 Norwich City II 3Felixstowe built upon their solid start to the season with a well-earned victory over Norwich City II.The visitors looked sharp right from the off and Felixstowe knew they had a game on their hands.
Felixstowe 5 Norwich City II 3
Felixstowe built upon their solid start to the season with a well-earned victory over Norwich City II.
The visitors looked sharp right from the off and Felixstowe knew they had a game on their hands. It was not long before Norwich took the lead with a well struck shot from a short corner.
However, the seasiders were not about to lie down and came back with blistering pace in attack, hitting Norwich with a series of breakaway moves, hitting the post and narrowly missing on a number of occasions. The arrival then of a penalty flick was no more than the home side deserved after Jack Entwistle was upended by the keeper when he looked certain to otherwise score. Alex Woodhouse duely stepped up and dispatched the flick into the top corner: 1-1.
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With the scores level at half-time, skipper Nick Smith encouraged his team to fight hard for another home victory and this was quickly put into practice in the second half when an attack down the left wing culminated in Matt Burden pouncing on a loose ball in the D to give the seasiders the lead.
It didn't take long though for the visitors' reponse and within 2 minutes a defensive lapse lead to an equaliser for Norwich City. Moments later, matters got worse for Felixstowe as a quickly taken free hit caught them out and saw the away side snatch the lead back.
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The commitment from every Felixstowe player was truly visible though and a barrage of attacks in the last 20 minutes saw full-back Dave Healy level the scores from a short corner before Jack Entwistle notched 2 late goals in fine style to complete victory for the home team.
This maintains a 100% home record for Felixstowe, a factor that will prove critical to their success in Division 2N.