Norwich City WFC vs Cambridge United Women

Chris Walker

CWSport Radio travelled to Plantation Park home of Eastern Counties League Norwich United, the home ground also of Norwich City WFC.

In this derby match in the second qualifying round of the SSE Women’s FA Cup, both sides were familiar with each other, having played out a 2-2 draw in the league just four days earlier. This lead to a vastly entertaining and close match that saw the hosts take the lead on 6 minutes from Keunna Dill before Amy Howlett struck the post.  This was followed up by the equaliser as Kelley Blanchflower broke through the defence and after being forced wide to the left then squeezed her shot across the keeper from a tight angle.

Norwich pulled ahead in first half stoppage time through captain Millie Davis.  The second half saw Vicky Lines go close after the restart, drawing out an acrobatic save from Hope Armstrong before Blanchflower raced onto a through ball from Emma Jenkins to then slot it past the keeper. This set up a tense finish and as extra time started to loom, Aimee Durrant’s looping shot from 30 yards ultimately saw the host book themsleves an away trip in the next round to high scoring Ipswich Town FC Women.

I’d like to thank Norwich United for their usual warm welcome and to both sides for their help with team info.

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