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The Round-Up – Norfolk 17/03/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 17th March

Norfolk Women’s Division One

The weather a volatile mix on Sunday clubs experiencing a bit of everything, games even abandoned as a result, notably the Division Two clash between Freethorpe Ladies & Gorleston Rangers Ladies. There were plenty of gals around in those fixtures that were completed.

 In Division One, Thorpe United Ladies were back in action after clinching the league title a trip to Aylsham Ladies on Sunday. Thorpe have had their share of injuries during the season. Found themselves trailing 3-1 at half-time with Vicky Lubbock, Leanne Symonds and Katrina finding the back of the net for Aylsham. Thorpe far from content to sit back and take it easy in their remaining 2 league matches mounting a spectacular come back 2nd half to win the game 8-3! Ex-Aylsahm player Millie Cursons amongst the goalscorers, so to Laura Hedtke along with braces for 3 players, captain Rebekah Lake scoring her 16th & 17th gals of the season. Joanne Hooper having been struggling with a hamstring tear back amongst the goals with first goals for Lisa Webster in just her 2nd appearance for Thorpe United Ladies.

  The other two league games in Division One, derby matches, 2nd placed side Sprowston Ladies away to Sprowston Athletic Ladies on Sunday. Melissa Belsey with her 9th goal of the season putting Sprowston Athletic 1-0 up at half-time. The points shared in the finish as Sprowston got it back t 1-1 in the 2nd period.

  The other derby match saw Beccles Town Ladies hosting Bungay Town Ladies this Sunday. Not much in it in the finish, Bungay not taking all their chances goalless at half-time the visitors finally breaking the deadlock early in the 2nd half Imogen McGregor turning the ball in to score her 6th goal of the season. Proving to be the winner the 3 points lifting Bungay off the bottom of the table at Beccles expense.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Taverham United Women remain 7 points clear at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division Two with a big win away from home this Sunday. Taking on Thetford Town Ladies the hosts short with just 10 available, that went down to 9 through injury, Taverham strong in attack this season taking full advantage, 5-1 up at half-time went on to win the game 13-1. Rebecca Sutton top scoring in the game for Taverham with 5 goals blazes past 30 goals for the season her tally 34 now. Abbie Walker challenging her hitting a brace on Sunday has 28 herself. There were braces too for Charlotte Hurren and Tiegan Robinson with Hannah Artis and Katie Dunning also getting a goal a piece.

  Fakenham Town Ladies move back into 2nd spot playing again after almost a month were also away this Sunday a trip to play Hockering Ladies who were short on numbers again with 9 available on Sunday, fought well against Fakenham who eventually ran out 8-0 winners. 4 goals in the game for Holly Davies making her Fakenham debut. A brace for Kayleigh Robb as well as a goal each for Megan Spurrell and Jennifer Codman.

  Long Stratton Women were in 2nd position going into the weekend fixtures a trip to play Tavern Ladies on Sunday. A lively game played in awful weather at times, the sides drawing 2-2 at half-time Tavern getting the better of their opponents in the 2nd half to emerge with a 6-3 win. A hat-trick for Atlanta Griffith takes her goals to 18 for the season. Top scorer Katie Hart-Copsey scoring another brace now has an incredible 41 goals to her name for Tavern with Nicole Costin also celebrating a goal. Samantha Walker with a brace for Long Stratton with Charlie Head also scoring.

  In the other league game to bring you from Division Two on Sunday, Bure Valley Wildcats with just the bare 11 available enjoyed a strong first half at home to Horsford Women to lead 4-0 at half time. A further goal added 2nd half Bure Valley recording a 5-0 win Charlie Cooper shooting past the keeper for 4 of those goals has 25 to her name for the season now. Carrie Last with the other goal her 11th of the campaign.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 10/03/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 10th March

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Thorpe United Ladies claim the first honours of the season as they were crowned Norfolk Women’s Division One Champions on Sunday. A 9 point lead at the top of the table going into the weekend have lost just the once in the league from 11 played. The introduction of youth stepping up into the 1st team rejuvenating the squad have led from start to finish. Injuries hampering progress in the cup competitions recently Thorpe went into this Sunday’s home game knowing a positive result would clinch the title. Were taking on Sprowston Athletic Ladies who with games in hand on the leaders remained the only side who could catch them.

   Sprowston Athletic unlucky in the finish having gotten themselves into a two goal lead with Katie Fray and Keri Boorman on the scoresheet, Thorpe coming back with 3 late goals to claim the win. Captain and top scorers Rebekah Lake on target for her 15th goal of the season. Laura Hedtke scoring for the 9th time with Alice Smith making her 1st start also celebrating a goal.

Congratulations to Thorpe United Ladies on your title success. Champions!

One more game took place in Norfolk Women’s Division One on Sunday with 4th placed Gorleston Ladies travelling to 5th placed Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves. A big win for Gorleston takes them up to 3rd in the table ahead of Aylsham Ladies on goal difference. Mary Croft trebling her tally for the season finding the back of the net for 4 goals in the match. A brace too for Sophie Gillett, with Bethany Turner also getting a goal in a 7-0 victory for the visitors.

Norfolk Ladies League Plate

 A reply for Beccles Town Ladies and Bulldogs Ladies in the quarter finals of the Norfolk Ladies League Plate after the original tie was abandoned after 76 minutes with Beccles leading 4-0 due to a serious injury. Rearranged for this weekend an away trip to Aylsham Ladies awaiting the winner. Beccles getting players back from injury after a long spell without a game Bulldogs Ladies short on numbers. Beccles running out convincing winners to reach the last 4 of the competition, three players on target for a brace, Rosie Cook, Megan Vincent and the first goals of the season for Elisha Maher. Darcie Keiley also scoring her 1st goal, with Emily Coe and Francesca Heaney getting a goal each in a 9-0 win.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

The fixture list virtually wiped out in Norfolk Women’s Division Two on Sunday due to the weather. Only one game surviving and that thanks to a reversal of fixture with Thetford Town Ladies down to visit Freethorpe Ladies becoming the home side. 7th versus 8th in the table, Thetford beginning to find their feet in women’s football recording their 6th win of the season. Melissa Boulton hitting a brace on Sunday moves onto 15 goals this season for Thetford. Shannon Richardson scoring too has 7 for the season with Rebecca White getting a goal too in only her 2nd game for Thetford in a 4-1 win. Kiera Squires the goalscorer for Freethorpe.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 17/02/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 17th February

Norfolk Women’s County Cup

Semi-final weekend for the Norfolk Women’s County Cup a strong line-up in the last four with the huge incentive of Carrow Road waiting for the winners the final of the women’s competition being held at the home of Norwich City FC.

   No side winning to lay down both games couldn’t be sorted in the allocated 90 minutes. It was to one of these semi-finals Women’s Football East headed this Sunday to the game between Thorpe United Ladies & King’s Lynn Town Ladies. 4 County Cup final appearances in a row for Thorpe United including back to back successes in recent season’s the underdogs being the lowest ranked side. That said their new side with a good blend of youth and experience are runaway leaders in Norfolk Women’s Division One. King’s Lynn Town Ladies playing in the league above were looking to reach the County Cup final for the 1st time.

  Thorpe with a depleted squad a few missing some on the field recovering from injury. Started well with captain Rebekah Lake a threat up top. King’s Lynn were to open the scoring the ball struck well from outside the area by Tiffany Forshaw on the hour to make it 1-0. A narrow lead for King’s Lynn at the break the 2nd half they started to grow in dominance creating chances but failing to find the back of the net to put the tie to bed. The game entering the final 10 minutes Thorpe with a free-kick outside the area was cleared out to Sharnie Boast on the left inside the box struck it well racing through the crowded six yard box to nestle in the back of the net. 1-1 at the final whistle extra-time to be played.

A hat-trick for King’s Lynn Town Ladies, Tiffany Forshaw

   King’s Lynn striking early to retake the lead the ball crossed into the area for Forshaw to head down from six yards to score her 2nd of the game. Good work from Jodie Hopkins on the right supported by captain Becky Russell brought a 3rd goal the ball across the face of goal missed at the near post running on for Forshaw to tap in and complete her hat-trick. King’s Lynn 3-1 with 15 more minutes of extra-time left. Thorpe were never out of it a free-kick struck well from outside the box by Laura Hedtke setting up a nervous finish but running the ball into the corner King’s Lynn held on and were ecstatic at the final whistle as they booked their place at Carrow Road.

King’s Lynn Town Ladies through to their first ever County Cup Final

No less dramatic in the other Norfolk Women’s County Cup semi-final as Acle United Women took on Wymondham Town Ladies in a repeat of last season’s final. Close rivals always a closely fought contest between the sides both in the ERWFL Premier Division. Both have lifted the County Cup, Wymondham the holders last season’s winners 3-2 over Acle looking to make it 3 finals in a row. League encounters don’t give much away Acle winning 1-0 at Wymondham back in October. Wymondham returned the favour winning 1-0 at Acle 3 weeks ago. 

  The game started off at tight affair little penalty box action, the opening goal coming as the game closed in on the half hour Wymondham awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position 25 yards out, Mollie O’Callaghan the taker her shot judged to have crossed line despite Acle’s attempts to clear. 5 minutes to go in the first half and it was Acle’s turn to score from a free-kick Amber Rowland finding the top corner to make it 1-1. Wymondham were soon back in front getting down the other end won a penalty. O’Callaghan stepping up to send the ball in for her 2nd of the game. 2-1 the lead at half-time.

   Mid-way through the 2nd half and Acle levelled the scores up once again winning a penalty themselves Rowland like O’Callaghan sending the ball past the keeper to make it 2-2. Acle pressed for a winning goal Wymondham keeping them at bay the game ending all square headed int extra-time. A cagey period of extra play Laura Nicholls broke through to send the ball into the back of the net to put Wymondham ahead for the 3rd time in the game, but with 3 minutes remaining Acle equalised for a 3rd time. Broghan Scully sending the ball in from the free-kick. The game heading to penalties the shootout seeing more drama, Acle seeing one strike the post, Summer Ward scored the decisive spot kick for Wymondham to send them into their 3rd successive final. Wymondham winning on penalties 5-4.

  The Final to be played at Carrow Road, I can hardly wait! Scheduled for Sunday 28th April with a 3:30pm kick-off.

Norfolk Women’s Division One

One game in Norfolk Women’s Division One this Sunday with 2nd placed Sprowston Ladies travelling to the coast to play Gorleston FC Ladies on Sunday. A 1-0 lead for the visitors in the 1st half Sprowston went on to have the better of the 2nd half to score a further 4 goals and win 5-0 to open up a 3 point gap over Aylsham Ladies in 3rd. Victoria Leyer hitting another brace takes her tally to 21 goals for the season from 10 appearances. Their were goals too for Amee Kennett, Georgina Belton and captain Abby Hutchin.

Norfolk Ladies League Plate

One outstanding tie left to play in the 2nd Round of the Norfolk Ladies League Plate competition saw another Sprowston side travelling to Gorleston on Sunday with Sprowston Athletic Ladies taking on Division Two side Gorleston Rangers Ladies. The higher league side running out comfortable winners in the finish to reach the quarter finals. Sprowston Athletic wining the game 61 had 6 different goalscorers on the scoresheet with both Melissa Belsey and Rachel Bussey netting for the 5th time this season. Goals too for Olivia Leggett, Katie Fray and Laura Jenkins with Keri Boorman on target for her 1st of the campaign. An away trip to Division Two side Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies this coming Sunday in the quarter final. Rachel Adams with the goal for Gorleston Rangers.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Three matches played in Norfolk Women’s Division Two this Sunday. Long Stratton Women taking advantage of Fakenham Town Ladies not having a game to climb above them into 2nd spot in the table with their 5 successive league win. Were on the road this Sunday taking on Freethorpe Ladies. A brace from Beth Stratton taking her to 12 for the season along with a 27th goal of the season for Samantha Walker seeing the visiting side win the game 3-0.

A series of postponements see Tavern Ladies with games in hand in Division Two and should they win those games will be in amongst the top 4 sides themselves. A scoring plenty of goals too. Were away to Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies this Sunday. 4-1 up at half-time the score repeated 2nd half to see Tavern climb up to 6th with an 8-2 victory. Katie Hart-Copsey well in front in the goal scoring charts hit 5 into the back of the net this weekend taking her tally to an incredible 35 goals from 11 appearances. Atlanta Griffith with a goal to against Bure Valley has 15 for the season with Lucy Lincoln and Meganne Smith with her 1st goal of the season also scoring.

   Hockering Ladies were once again short on numbers as they entertained Horsford Women at home this Sunday in Division Two. Horsford winning for the 3rd time this season to move further clear of the bottom pair. The winning score 6-2. Laura Hudson was on target for 3 goals her 1st for the club in just her 2nd appearance. Jade Dodds too celebrating her 1st goals for Horsford netting a brace with Tanya Kirton also on the scoresheet for her 3rd of the season. Amy Bambridge scoring both the goals for Hockering.

The Round-Up – 10/02/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 10th February

It doesn’t happen very often but this time of year the weather plays it’s part to hit the fixtures and sometimes it’s simply easiest to combine all or some of the weekends Round-Up’s into  a collective post. This Sunday there were just two fixtures played in Norfolk, Suffolk and 3 in Beds & Herts so they get to share this edition. Water logged pitches being the theme.

Norfolk

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Just three games scheduled in Norfolk anyway those in Division Two that was reduced to two with the rain seeing the match between Hockering Ladies & Tavern Ladies postponed. League leaders Taverham United Women were away on Sunday there opponents Horsford Women. Taverham unbeaten winning their last 10 league games in a row are scoring plenty of goals with Rebecca Sutton and Abbie Walker slugging it out for top goal scorer. Walker getting herself another hat-trick this Sunday, Sutton waded in with 5 goals, a total of 55 goals between them now, Sutton on 29, Walker on 26 both with 14 appearances. A hat-trick too for Maya Lawlor on Sunday takes her into double figures for the season for Taverham. Charlotte Hurren and Teigan Robinson also getting a goal each as Taverham extend their lead at the top of the Division Two table with a 13-0 to 7 points over Fakenham Town Ladies who do have two matches in hand.

  In the other match played in Division Two this Sunday, Bulldogs Ladies fresh from their 1st win of the season last Sunday travelled to the East coast to player Gorleston Rangers Ladies, in 5th position. A goal in each half from Abigail Bell seeing Gorleston Rangers record a 2-0 win their 6th of the season to take them level on points with 4th placed Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies.  

Suffolk

Suffolk Women’s Division

4 matches scheduled for the Suffolk Women’s Division Division this Sunday including the two League Cup semi-finals, both of those games postponed will be replayed on Sun 24th February instead. Those ties featuring the top 4 in the league itself.

  Two league games did get played and it was another positive result for Woodbridge Town Ladies their 3rd straight league win to help them consolidate their 5th placed position in the Suffolk Women’s Division. A reverse of last Sunday’s fixture were away to Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies then securing a comfortable 5-0 win. A different story at Chantry Grasshoppers the sides all square at 1-1 at half-time Woodbridge scoring again in the 2nd half to win the game 2-1. Kiera Hines and Kirsten Spooner with her first Woodbridge goal the scorers for the visiting side. Charlotte Archer on target in the first half for Chantry Grasshoppers.

A high scoring game between University of Suffolk Women and Walsham Le Willows on Sunday. Walsham travelling to the bottom placed side with just the 10 players available. A mixed bag of form for Walsham this season, hasn’t stopped top scorer Laura Brame from finding the back of the net more often than not scored another hat-trick on Sunday to move onto 20 for the season. Also scoring a hat-trick for Walsham on Sunday was Emma Marie Baker her first goals for the side too n just her 2nd appearance. Lisa Pratt and Kirsty Pollard both getting a goal a piece too as Walsham ran out 8-3 winners in the game taking them back into 6th spot.

Beds & Herts

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

It was a limited league programme in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division this Sunday anyway with cup action taking president. One game taking place in Division One saw defending champions St Albans Ladies at home to title chasing Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies. Sophie Hull scoring in the 13th minute giving St Albans an early lead. The hosts working hard defensively to keep their opponents at bay were unlucky to concede right at the death, Hemel Hempstead’s top scorer Natasha McConville striking late in the game to secure a point with her 18th goal of the season. That only adds to the intrigue at the top of the league with there now being a 3 way tie at the top with Northwood Ladies, Hemel Hempstead and Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires all on 19 points!

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

One game also in Division Two this Sunday and that sees new leaders as Hitchin Belles replace local rivals Hitchin Town at the top for the 1st time this season. Hitchin Belles winning for the 9th time this season on the road on Sunday taking in Bedford Ladies Development. Have a potent attack with Katie White keeping the lead in the goal scoring charts netting a hat-trick on Sunday taking her onto 17 for the season. Charlotte Peters has 14 to her name claiming a brace at the weekend, Amy Jack and Keira How also amongst the goals this season both on target with their 13th and 9th goals respectfully Hitchin Belles winning 7-1.

The Chris Renshaw Cup

For the 2nd Sunday in a row the weather played havoc with The Chris Renshaw Cup competition the rescheduled cup ties once again hit by the wet conditions the day before. 5 2nd Round ties set for this Sunday in the end just the one survived that saw Division Three high flyers Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses at home to Sherrardswood Ladies struggling for form in Division One this season. A goal from Charlotte Bedford along with a penalty struck home by Victoria Harrold seeing Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses advance to the quarter finals.

 

The Round-Up – Norfolk 03/02/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 3rd February

Norfolk Women’s County Cup

Twice postponed it was 3rd time lucky for the last remaining Norfolk Women’s County Cup quarter final to be played, Norfolk Division One side Sprowston Athletic Ladies taking on King’s Lynn Town Ladies for the league above ERWFL Division One. An away tie in the semi-finalists against 2 times County Cup winners Thorpe United Ladies the prize and beyond that a trip to the home of Norwich City FC, Carrow Road for the final itself.

   King’s Lynn started slow both sides having not played since the 13th of January, the visitors going on to take the lead eventually running out 4-0 victors to reach the last four of the competition with goals from Tiffany Forshaw, Rochelle Woods, Emma Corbyn and Becky Russell returning to the side just 8 weeks after giving birth to son Charlie. Both semi-finals to be played on Sun 17th February, King’s Lynn have a busy run coming up having fallen behind in their league fixtures. The other semi-final a repeat of last season’s final with Acle United Women hosting Wymondham Town Ladies.

King’s Lynn Town Ladies, Becky Russell

Norfolk Women’s Division One

 Just one defeat from 11 played Thorpe United Ladies recorded their 10th win of the season on Sunday to open up a commanding 15 point lead at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division One this Sunday, were away to the side that inflicted their only defeat Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves. Captain Rebekah Lake finding the back of the net for 3 goals her hat-trick seeing Thorpe win the game 3-1 with Kayleigh Holloway scoring for the hosts.

  It was 2nd versus 3rd in the other match played in Norfolk Women’s Division One on Sunday with Aylsham Ladies hosting Sprowston Ladies. The two sides meeting at the start of the year in the league cup Sprowston running away with the win 8-1. This Sunday in the league a hat-trick from Victoria Leyer saw Sprowston take a 3-1 lead into the half-time break. Plenty of goals scored in the 2nd half a 7 goal thriller, Aylsham hitting back to score 3 goals in the 2nd half, Sprowston edging t with 4 goals to win the game 7-4! Leyer on target with all of their goals adding 7 to her goal scoring tally moving her onto 19 for the season, those goals helping to take Sprowston into 2nd above Aylsham on goal difference.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

The weather playing it’s part in Norfolk as it did across the country on Sunday saw just one game played in Norfolk Women’s Division Two, but it was a big result for Bulldogs Ladies as they won their first ever game in woman’s football the Thetford based side at home to Freethorpe Ladies. Drawing 1-1 at half-time Bulldogs nicking the 3 points in the 2nd half winning 2-1. Melissa Collis and Emma Johnson with the all important goals. Laura-Jayne Peachment with the first half goal for Freethorpe.

Norfolk Ladies League Cup & Plate

The draws for both the quarter finals of the Norfolk Ladies League Plate and semi-finals of the League Cup also made this week both scheduled to be played Sun 24th February:-

League Cup semi-finals

Taverham United Women v Sprowston Ladies

Tavern Ladies v Thorpe United Ladies

League Plate quarter finals

Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies v Gorleston Rangers Ladies or Sprowston Athletic Ladies

Beccles Town Ladies v Bulldogs Ladies

Thetford Town Ladies v Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves

Long Stratton Women v Aylsham Ladies

The Round-Up – Norfolk 27/01/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 27th January

Norfolk Ladies League Cup

Quarter finals weekend of the Norfolk Ladies League Cup 8 sides vying for a place in the semi-finals. Just 3 sides from Division One left in the competition and two of those were to meet this weekend the holders Bungay Town Ladies out of the League Cup following an infringement of the rules.

 The all Division One clash saw Thorpe United Ladies and Gorleston Ladies meet for the 4th time this season. Thorpe runaway leaders in the league coming out on top of all 3 previous encounter albeit to penalties in the County Cup. Thorpe with home advantage in the League Cup windy conditions a goal from captain Rebekah Lake and a brace for Millie Cursons making her debut having joined from Aylsham enough to see Thorpe into the last 4 winning 3-1 Samantha Hunn scoring the goal for Gorleston.

  Sprowston Ladies the other Division One side to have reached the quarter finals of the League Cup, going strong in the league itself, are the current League Plate holders through to the last 8 of the League Cup were drawn at home to Fakenham Town Ladies challenging for top spot in Division Two and an immediate return to Division One itself. It was a performance Fakenham will want to forget, get out of the system as they were beaten heavily by Sprowston, top scorer Victoria Leyer scoring 5 herself in the match including a long range effort from a free-kick. Hannah Roe and Abby Hutchin both scoring two each with Millie Drake scoring her 1st Sprowston goal in a 10-0 win.

5 goals for Sprowston Ladies, Vicky Leyer

A minutes silence held in honour of Michaela Yeates before the match between Taverham United Women and Freethorpe Ladies on Sunday. Has played for both teams sadly lost her battle with cancer recently.

 Freethorpe up against a young Taverham side top of Division Two unbeaten with just two points dropped so far this season those claimed by Freethorpe on the opening day of the season. Brought down to earth in the County Cup at the weekend losing for the first time this season Taverham returned to winning ways to book a place in the last 4 of the League Cup on Sunday. Leading by a single goal at half-time Taverham went on to add a further 2 goals 2nd half to win 3-0 their goals scored by Hannah Artis, Katie Dunning & Charlotte Hurren.

  Tavern Ladies are the final side to reach the last 4 of the Norfolk Ladies League Cup the Division Two at home to fellow league side Hockering Ladies in the quarter finals, they the side benefiting from Bungay Town’s expulsion. Tavern have played less games than anyone else in the league but are scoring plenty of goals & when they win they usually win big a 12-1 win against Hockering in the league early in the season Katie Hart-Copsey scored half of that tally, scored 4 more this weekend to take her onto an impressive 30 goals for the season. Also scoring 4 in the game was Atlanta Griffith who now has 14 for the season. The score 12 once again without reply Lucy Kean and Nicole Cousin both adding two goals each to the score.  

Norfolk Ladies League Plate

  The sides missing out on the quarter finals of the League Cup going on to contest the Ladies Plate competition now into it’s 3rd season. 1 game in the 1st Round to be played with all the other sides receiving a bye to the quarter finals. Division One side Wymondham Town Ladies were at home up against Division Tow side Horsford Women. Wymondham proving the stronger side on the day the higher league side progressing comfortably winning the game 9-0.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

One match played in Norfolk Women’s Division Two at the weekend with 4th placed Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies travelling to Thetford to play bottom side Bulldogs Ladies on Sunday. Bure Valley are scoring plenty of goals too and a 5-1 win at the weekend sees them consolidate 4th position in the league but it remains very tight in the middle of the table with the 4th to 8th placed sides separated by just 5 points.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 20/10/19

Sunday 20th January

Norfolk Women’s County Cup

The weather played a big part in the fixture list in Norfolk on Sunday with 2 of the 3 scheduled Division Two fixtures called off due to frozen pitches. It was also quarter finals weekend in the Women’s County Cup, 8 sides potentially 2 matches away from a showpiece final at Carrow Road. As it was two of the quarter finals were called off.

That left two to be played, Thorpe United Ladies have featured in 4 of the previous Norfolk Women’s County Cup Finals including successive wins in the 15/16 & 16/17 finals. A strong lead this season in Norfolk Division one they were the favourites heading into their quarter final tie at home to Division Two side Gorleston Rangers Ladies on Sunday, and so it proved Thorpe comfortable winner in the finish ending with a double figure winning score 10-0 to book there place in the last 4.

Wymondham Town Ladies are the current holders of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup winning the trophy for the 1st time last season, would love to get the opportunity to play at Carrow Road and try and win it for a 2nd successive season. A late switch of venue saw there quarter final tie against Taverham United Women on on Sunday. Taverham’s young side enjoying a great debut season in women’s football unbeaten at the top if Division Two there toughest test yet against Wymondham playing 3 leagues higher in the ERWFL Premier Division.

Wymondham have plenty of goalscorers in their side and if they get an early foot hold in a game tend to go on and go big. The ERWFL doing just that with Becca Russell striking from distance to open the scoring in the 7th minute. Just 4 minutes later it was 2-0 Mollie O Callaghan turning in a cross. Jorja Patterson scoring a 3rd goal for Wymondham in the 15th minute. A comfortable platform early in the game it was quiet for the next 15 minutes then on the half hour goals came at regular intervals as Taverham struggled to contain Wymondham’s attack. O’Callaghan with her 2nd of the game making it 4-0. Striker Hannah Waters with a brace along with Russell who claimed her hat-trick in the 45th minute Wymondham leading 8-0 at half-time.

A 1st half hat-trick for Wymondham’s Becca Russell

Onto the 2nd half Taverham having a tough first half needing a positive start to the 2nd half keeping Wymondham out for the 1st 15 minutes managed to pull a goal back on the hour, not long before Wymondham got a goal however with Chelsea Clarke sending in a rebound to make it 9-1. O’Callaghan completing her hat-trick with 18 minutes left. Laura Nicholls Wymondham’s top scorer popping up with a quick fire brace in final 15 minutes to see Wymondham reach the semi-finals with a 12-1 win.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

The single league fixture taking place in Norfolk this Sunday was in Division Two with 3rd placed Long Stratton Women winning their 4th successive league game to close the gap to 2nd placed Fakenham to just 2 points. Were at home taking on Thetford Town Ladies. 23 goals for Long Stratton in those previous 3 games took it to 31 from 4 with an 8-0 win on Sunday. Emily Watts finding her form in front of goal scoring 5 at the weekend taking her onto 17 goals for the season with Charlie Head getting herself a hat-trick has 12 goals now. Long Stratton applying some pressure to the leading pair.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 13/01/19

Sunday 13th January

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Thorpe United Ladies strengthened their lead at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division One on Sunday coming back from trailing 2-0 at half-time to win their game at home to 3rd placed Sprowston Ladies 3-2 on Sunday. Goals from Victoria Leyer and Hannah Roe seeing Sprowston with the 2 goal advantage at the break. Thorpe fighting back 2nd half with captain Rebekah Lake netting twice to take her into double figures for the season. Eloise Peek also scoring her 1st for the club as Thorpe open up a massive 12 point lead at the top.

Two goals for Thorpe United Ladies captain Rebekah Lake

Sprowston Athletic Ladies newly promoted to Norfolk Women’s Division One started 2019 as they finished the end of 2018 after a poor start are now unbeaten in 4 league matches with 3 wins racked up the latest this Sunday a narrow home win against 2nd placed Aylsham Ladies. A single goal enough to secure the 3 points she Sprowston Athletic climb to 5th in the table scored by Kate Morris.

Bungay Town Ladies getting a bit of strength and depth back into their squad had ended 2018, with 7 points from their last 3 league games. Were away to Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves this Sunday. Did everything but score Bungay frustrated Wymondham keeping the clean sheet and breaching their opponents defence up the other end to claiming the 3 points their first win since beating leaders Thorpe United Ladies back in October. The winning goal coming in the 2nd half.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

In the only league match played in Norfolk last weekend Taverham United Women opened up a 4 point lead at the top of Division Two with a 4-1 away victory against Tavern Ladies to begin the New Year. Drawing 1-1 at the break Taverham getting the better of their opponents 2nd half with Abbie Walker netting a hat-trick, with Teigan Robinson also on target with a goal.

This Sunday Taverham were on the road again making the trip east to play fifth placed Gorleston Rangers Ladies. The visitors 2 goals to the good and half-time adding a further 3 to win the game 5-0. Abbie Walker scoring twice to take her onto 23 goals for the season one goal behind Rebecca Sutton who also claimed a brace on Sunday to take her to 24. Charlotte Hurren with the other goal for Taverham.

Fakenham Town Ladies began 2019 with a home win this Sunday, Thetford side, Bulldogs Ladies the visitors to Clipbush Park, bottom of the league a tough test against a Fakenham side aiming for an immediate return to Division One. The 2nd placed side running out 4-0 winners at the final whistle thanks to a brace each for Fanny Dankskanen and Megan Spurrell.

Elsewhere there were double figure scorelines in Division Two on Sunday afternoon. Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies starting 2019 on a positive note with a comfortable home win against Thetford Town Ladies who travelled with just the 10 available. Keira Brown enjoying a prolific season in front of goal scoring 4 more at the weekend to keep her top scorer with 17 goals. Charlie Cooper is in hot pursuit however and scoring a hat-trick herself on Sunday is just one behind now on 16. Becky Wood also on target for two goals for Bure Valley with Juliette Kelly adding a goal in a 10-0 win.

Hockering Ladies were unfortunately low on numbers themselves with just the 9 available on Sunday as they pressed on with their home fixture with Long Stratton Women. The visitors in 3rd place were aiming for a 3rd straight win to try and put some pressure on the leading pair. Charlie Head and Beth Stratton both finding the back of the net for four goals each. Nadia Child bagging herself a brace with Emily Watts also getting a goal in an 11-0 win.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

Norfolk Women’s Division One

  The final Round-Up for the county this year, although not the end to the football as Division Two looks set to continue through the festive period. Women’s Football East may well be at a couple pf those games if tempted (and that isn’t difficult).

  This Sunday saw a couple of postponement’s Thorpe United Ladies ending the year 9 points clear at the top of Division One having injuries to key players (goalkeepers) calling off their match at home to Sprowston Athletic. Two matches were played. Sprowston Ladies moving clear into 3rd position end the year 3 points from 2nd placed Aylsham Ladies with a game in hand. Sprowston ending 2018 with a run of 5 games without a loss were at home on Sunday up against Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves. A 2-0 win seeing Sprowston make 3rd spot their own.

  At last a positive end to 2018 for Bungay Town Ladies. Getting numbers back into their squad and with it the results have come as last seasons defending champions make it 2 league wins on the bounce and a total of 7 points from their last 3. The ‘old farm’ derby as they titled this weekends game taking on local rivals Beccles Town Ladies at home on Sunday. A positive first half for Bungay taking control of the matching winning 5-0 at the final whistle. The goals coming from Selina Rowland and Imogen McGregor. Shannon Dade also scoring her first goal of the season along with Fiona Burrage getting a goal on her Bungay debut.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

   A huge game at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division Two on Sunday with the leading pair both unbeaten so far this season going head to head. Leaders Fakenham Town Ladies with a 100% winning record away to Taverham United Women just two points behind in 2nd spot well clear of the chasing pack. Destined to be a close encounter and in the end it was just the one goal that separated the sides, Abbie Walker netting it for Taverham her 18th goal of the campaign seeing her side go to the top of the table as Fakenham suffer defeat for the 1st time this season, the sides meeting in the reverse fixture this coming Sunday.

  Long Stratton Women finish the year in 3rd position in the Division Two table climbing above Gorleston Rangers Ladies with a comfortable home win on Sunday against Freethorpe Ladies. Striker Samantha Walker proving a useful addition to the squad too hot to handle this weekend scoring 5 goals moving her onto 27 goals from just 9 games. A brace to for Emily Watts who has 13 now for the campaign seeing Long Stratton win 7-0. Long Stratton travelling to Freethorpe next Sunday.

   A Thetford derby this Sunday with the town’s young guns meeting for the first time in women’s football. Thetford Town Ladies at home to Bulldogs Ladies. A difficult start to lift in the league for both, Thetford Town struggling for numbers at times playing just their 6th league match, Bulldogs bottom of the table without a point, have nevertheless been competitve in several games. Melissa Boulton is Thetford Town’s top scorer a brace at the weekend taking her into double figures for the season. Emma Johnson getting the goals for Bulldogs scored another at the weekend to take her onto 8. Sara-Jane Langford also on the scoresheet for Bulldogs. It was Thetford Town celebrating the win at the end of the match however their 3rd of the season with goals from Laura Martins, Gemma Ramsey and Melena Smith seeing them to a 5-2 victory. Again the fixture reversed this coming Sunday.

  Two sides in need of a confidence boosting win met on Sunday with Horsford Women entertaining Hockering Ladies. Both newcomers to the league with a single win on the board each so far. Hockering struggling for numbers have rarely been able to field a full team which hasn’t helped them, 2 to 3 more committed players will in time make all the difference. Ending up with 9 against Horsford, Hockering did well to limit Horsford to 3 goals enough to get them that 2nd 3 point haul of the season. Robyn Penn scoring for Hockering her first goal in her new teams colours. Likewise the two sides meet in the reverse fixture this coming Sunday.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

Norfolk Women’s Division One

   Thorpe United Ladies made it 8 wins from 9 played this season in Norfolk Women’s Division One to go 9 points clear at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division One on Sunday. The featured game on Women’s Football East as first look at a game from that league this season.

  Thorpe were at home taking on 3rd placed Gorleston Ladies. 8 teams contesting the league this season at the beginning looked to be a close one to call all sides capable of beating the other. Thorpe bringing a number of their U16s into the 1st team have added to an experienced squad hit the ground running and have led from the beginning. A good start against Gorleston it was the visitors however who opened the scoring a throw on the right into Bethany Turner inside the box strong up against the Thorpe defence the ball running on across the face of goal Samantha Hunn arriving at the far post to score. Thorpe soon back on level terms captain Rebekah Lake with a good run on the right shooting from the angle the keeper parrying the ball across the six yard box Chloe Young on the follow up turning it in. Thorpe going on to take the lead Lake firing in an unstoppable shot again from the right.

Two goals for Thorpe United Ladies captain, Rebekah Lake

  2-1 up at the break a bitterly cold wind blowing across the pitch the home side lost goalkeeper Joanne Hooper through injury early in the 2nd half Natasha Leversley then Jess Newton both taking up the gloves in her place. The defence protecting both well Thorpe pressing the attack a strike from outside the area from defender Victoria McNorton seeing them go 3-1 up. Lake lobbing the keeper late on to see the game won 4-1.

  A good start to the season for Aylsham Ladies were pushing Thorpe at the top in the early stage, recent form seeing points dropped however remain six point ahead of the chasing pack. Were at home to Bungay Town Ladies on Sunday bottom of the league with just the one point on the board a difficult start to the season from the defending champions struggled with numbers and injury signs thing’s are starting to turn a corner however and that was backed up by Bungay winning their 1st league game of the season beating Aylsham 4-1 thanks to goals from Nicola Hazell, Hannah Jones, Selina Rowland and Morgan Devine.

   The first Sprowston derby played this Sunday in Division One with Sprowston Ladies at home to Sprowston Athletic Ladies. Honours even in the finish with two very late goals ensuring a point for the hosts after Melissa Belsey and Laura Jenkins had fired Athletic into a 2-0 lead. Paige Barnard and Victoria Leyer getting the equalising goals for Sprowston Ladies moving them level on points with Gorleston.

   For the 2nd successive Sunday Beccles Town Ladies come away with a point after holding their opponents to a goalless draw. Last week a good result at home to Aylsham the same again this time away to Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

    The top two in Norfolk Women’s Division Two continue to be relentless in their pursuit of points, Fakenham Town Ladies enjoying the new season with a 100% winning record at the top to the table, 8 wins from 8 now and a good result at home too this Sunday against a side with the potential to challenge. Were taking on Long Stratton Women, the visitors with a few unavailable, Fakenham are gaining confidence with each match, ran out 3-0 winners at the final whistle, Fanny Danskanen, Megan Spurrell and Amie Hutchinson with the goals.

  Just two points behind also undefeated this season are new comers Taverham United Women the young side scoring plenty of goals an opening day draw and since 7 straight wins the latest coming this Sunday away to Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies. Leading 3-1 at half-time Taverham went on to win the game 7-2 to keep the pressure on Fakenham at the top. Rebecca Sutton scoring a hat-trick, with a goal each for Maya Lawlor, Abbie Walker, Charlotte Hurren and Chloe Hall. Two huge games coming up as Fakenham and Taverham go head to head on successive Sunday’s, the 2nd of which is on the Women’s Football East radar.

   Elsewhere there were some convincing wins, the table bunched up behind the top two, Gorleston Rangers Ladies with their 5th win of the season climb up into 3rd spot in Division Two with a comfortable home win against Horsford Women on Sunday. A strong first half performance seeing the hosts leading 7-0 a quieter 2nd half 2 more goals added. Three players claiming a brace with Rachel Adams, Lauren Dennis and Zoe Waite all scoring twice, goals for for Abbie Pogmore, Chloe Ashton and Abigail Bell in a 9-0 win.

  Tavern Ladies are up to 5th in the Division Two table got the result away from home despite travelling with just the 10 available. So too opponents Bulldogs Ladies the Thetford based side struggling in their first season in women’s football bottom of the table, plenty of spirit. Tavern have goals in their squad none more so than Katie Hart-Copsey who netting 4 more at the weekend taking her to 25 goals already from 8 appearances.  Lucy Kean also amongst the goals this Sunday claiming a hat-trick taking her onto 5 goals for the campaign so far. Tavern winning 7-0.

  Another big win in Thetford on Sunday this time going the way of the hosts with Thetford Town Ladies who win for only the 2nd time this season playing just their 5th game after a number of call off’s. Were taking on Hockering Ladies who were once again light on numbers. No doubt Hockering have the ability in their ranks just need a few more committed players, are actively looking so if you fancy giving it a go drop them a message. Thetford Town doubling their goals scored tally for the season winning the game 8-0 in the finish. Melissa Boulton helping herself to 5 goals in the match Gemma Ramsey making her first start of the season netting twice so too Melena Smith with a goal on her first start.