Norfolk – Sunday 23rd October
Norfolk Women’s Division One
For the 3rd time this season North Walsham Angels Ladies scored 6 goals to win a league game as they returned to the top of the table after league leaders Thorpe United Ladies who beat North Walsham 4-3 last weekend saw their match away to Fakenham Town Ladies postponed. A chance to return to the top of the table North Walsham have been involved in some high scoring games since winning promotion to Division One. Were at home taking on Aylsham FC Ladies who themselves are no strangers to playing in high scoring matches and this one proved to be full of goals North Walsham were leading 3-2 at half-time going on to win the game 6-4. Becky Hills with a goal for Aylsham plus a hat-trick from Leanne Ferdani, goalkeeper Bethany Clark saving a penalty too, it wasn’t to be enough to take anything away from North Walsham as they hit the back of the net through sisters Luci and Hope Middleton both bagging themselves a brace with Hannah Roe and Emma Allsopp also getting a goal to their name. Move above Thorpe on goal difference both on 12 points.
Norfolk Women’s League Cup
2 ties outstanding from the 1st Round of the Norfolk League Cup with both Bungay Town Ladies and Brandon Town Ladies involved in the FA Women’s Cup then Suffolk County Cup for the previous 2 weekends. Both Division One sides safely through to the 2nd Round. Bugay Town Ladies were at home at Maltings meadow taking on Division Two side Sprowston Ladies. Led 3-0 at half-time doubling the tally to win 6-0 at the final whistle, Lacey Andrews netting herself a hat-trick with a goal each for Emily Leach and Nicola Hazell with an own goal completing the scoreline.
Brandon Town Ladies were also at home in the 1st Round taking on Wymondham Town Ladies new Reserves side a potential banana skin on paper wasn’t to be the case, Sally Hammerton scoring in the 1st half for Wymondham, Brandon hit back with 3 goals, adding a further 5 2nd half to march into the 2nd Round with an 8-1 win. Captain Tiffany Forshaw (pictured) with a hat-trick. Chloe Slater scoring twice, Millie Bales and Ruby Robertson also amongst the goals.
The 1st Round games complete the draw for the 2nd Round of the League Cup was made live on twitter on Tuesday night. The 8 ties listed below scheduled to be played Sunday 13th November.
East Coast Ladies v Red Rose United
Briston Wanderers Ladies v Gorleston FC Ladies
Bohemians Ladies v Bungay Town Ladies
Brandon Town Ladies v Aylsham FC Ladies
Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies v Cromer Town Ladies
Stalham Town Ladies v Toftwood Ladies
North Walsham Angels Ladies v Tavern Ladies
Kings Lynn Town Ladies v Thorpe United Ladies
Norfolk Women’s Division Two
2 matches in Norfolk Women’s Division Two this Sunday with 2 in form sides meeting 3rd placed Long Stratton Ladies having won 3 successive league games hosting leaders Gorleston FC Ladies who had won 4 out of 4 at the start of the season. Gorleston won 14-0 at home last Sunday came out on top winning the match 3-0 to move onto 15 points from 5 games open up a 5 point gap at the top of the table with Sprowston involved in the league cup.
Bohemians Ladies built on the point they won at home to Sprowston Ladies last Sunday by taking all 3 home with them as they travelled to play Stalham Town Ladies. Ellie Blaxell and Helen Quinn with the goals in a 2-0 win opening up a 4 point gap from the bottom 3 sides.
Norfolk Women’s Division Three
2 matches in Norfolk Women’s Division Three too this Sunday, Tavern Ladies having gone top last weekend were at home playing Freethorpe Ladies who have yet to play a game at home this season. Away again were coming up against a form side. Rianna Scott scoring a hat-trick for Tavern Ladies. Lucy Kean, Emily Bell and Sophie Fuller were also on target the final score 6-2 keeps them top of the table.
East Coast Ladies were the side Tavern beat 5-4 last weekend away from home. New to the league this season East Coast Ladies looked to bounce back this Sunday as they travelled to Dereham to play Toftwood Ladies. East Coast started the game well Rosie Cook putting them into the lead. Cook went on to score again, with Chelsea Shorten on target to give the visitors a 3-0 lead. Toftwood came back into the game scoring 2 quick goals both from Katie Hart to make it 3-2, the drama not over yet in the 1st half with Cook completing her hat-trick in the dying moments. The lead 4-2 to east Coast at half-time Toftwood pressed for another goal getting it Olivia North putting the ball into the back of the net. East Coast were awarded a penalty kick as Cook was brought down in the box, Lucy Robbens scoring from the spot. Robbens adding another goal late on to seen East Coast Ladies win 6-3.