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The Round-Up – Norfolk 07/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 7th October

Norfolk Women’s Division One

The leading pair in Norfolk Women’s Division One drop points for the 1st time this season. 4 straight wins to start the season for Thorpe United Ladies to see them top of the pile that run coming to an end on Sunday as home up against Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves who having started their season with 2 straight losses bounce back with 2 straight wins. Beating Bungay Town Ladies last Sunday a single goal scored by Sally Hammerton enough for the visitors to claim all 3 points this time around to beat the league leaders. Lifts Wymondham up into 5th position.

   2nd placed Aylsham Ladies also dropping points for the 1st time this season away from home on Sunday. Starting the new season with 3 straight wins were taking on Sprowston Ladies. A competitve match between the 2 sides drawing 1-1 at half-time both found the back of the net again 2nd half earning a point a piece in a 2-2 draw. Amber Mayhew and Katie Clarke scoring the goals for Aylsham. Abby Hutchin and Hannah Roe from the penalty spot getting the goals for Sprowston.

   Two successive league wins see Gorleston FC Ladies in 3rd spot close the gap on Aylsham to a single point. Were away from home this Sunday taking on Bungay Town Ladies at Maltings Meadow. Goals from Chantelle King, Bethany Turner and Nicola Sheldrake seeing the visiting side earn the 3 points with a 3-1 result. Selina Rowland scoring for Bungay, the defending Champions now suffering 3 losses at the start of the season.

 

Beccles Town Ladies. Francesca Heaney

Also without a point after 3 games played in Division One are newly promoted Sprowston Athletic Ladies. Were away to fellow promoted side Beccles Town Ladies. Both with injury concerns, Beccles winning the game their 2nd 3 point haul of the season to climb up to 4th spot. Rosie Cook with her 1st of the season and Francesca Heaney getting the winning goals in the 2nd half for the home side. 

 

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Fakenham Town Ladies continue their excellent start to the season, keeping up their 100% start with a 5th straight win to lead the way in Norfolk Women’s Division Two. Were away from home this Sunday taking on Freethorpe Ladies who had discovered a bit of form themselves climbing up to 4th in the table as a result. A close result Andrea Colbrook getting on the scoresheet for Freethorpe for the 3rd successive match. Not enough to take anything from the game however with Fakenham scoring twice up the other end to win the encounter, Sian Sands and Ellie Websdale getting the goals.

   Taverham United Women keep up the pressure on Fakenham in 2nd spot winning away from home at the weekend to keep up their unbeaten start to the season winning 4 in a row now following on from an opening day draw. Scoring 36 goals in their previous 3 games including 2 back to back 14-0 results was a much closer scoreline this weekend away to Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies who were at last getting their season off the mark. A narrow 1-0 lead for Taverham at half-time it proved to be crucial as both sides scored twice in the 2nd period Taverham clinching the 3-2 win. Charlotte Hurren, Tiegan Robinson and Rebecca Sutton with the goals for Taverham.

   Bouncing back from an opening day defeat away to Fakenham Town Ladies, Tavern Ladies have hit back with 3 successive wins to climb up into 3rd place in Division Two. Big wins all the latest their biggest so far this season coming against Horsford Women bottom after a tough start to life in the league. Katie Hart-Copsey rampart in front of goal scoring a treble hat-trick (that’s 9 just in case you weren’t sure) Atlanta Griffiths with a hat-trick too along with a goal each for Lucy Lincoln, Gemma Higgott and Zoe Gibbons all 3 with their first Tavern goal of the season in a 15-1 win.

   Gorleston Rangers Ladies getting their season going with a 2nd successive win after starting with 2 defeats, building on last weekends 1st win of the season with a good result at home this Sunday to Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies. Turning around a 2-1 half-time deficit to win the game 4-2 in the 2nd half. Keira Brown and Anya Sadler with the goals for Bure Valley Wildcats. Lauren Dennis with a brace along with goals for Zoe Waite and Abbi Pogmore securing the 3 point haul for Gorleston Rangers. 

   A first league win in Division Two for newcomers Hockering Ladies on Sunday. Able to name a full squad for the first time this season were on home soil taking on Thetford side, Bulldogs Ladies. At last a positive result after a couple of heavy losses. Amy Bambridge making her 1st appearance scoring 4 goals. Charley Leeds scoring twice, with Hayley Lynn, Leah Brown and Selina Goodrum all opening their accounts for Hockering in a 9-2 win. Bulldogs like Horsford finding life tough at the start of the season, Emma Johnson with both their goals one in each half.

Long Stratton Ladies slip to 4th after seeing their game postponed for the 2nd successive weekend.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 30/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 30th September

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Thorpe United Ladies continue their excellent start to the season in Norfolk Women’s Division One their young side making it 4 wins from 4. 3 points clear at the top were away on Sunday taking on last season’s runners-up Sprowston Ladies who themselves are a young side. Of course their are a few experienced players within Thorpe’s ranks and one of those scored her first goal for the club on Sunday, Joanne Hooper newly joined from Acle United getting her first goal in pink, Natasha Levesley also getting her 1st goal for Thorpe as they ran out 2-0 victors.

  Thorpe aren’t the only side in Division One with a 100% record at the start of the season, 2nd placed Aylsham Ladies have also yet to drop a point since rejoining the league. 3 wins from 3 the latest this Sunday coming at home against last season’s Division Two Champion’s, Sprowston Athletic Ladies (then FC Sprowston Ladies). A single goal enough for Aylsham to claim a 3rd 3 point haul. Sprowston Athletic losing both their opening fixtures ending the game with 10 after a red card and a blow with Annika Skoog sustaining a broken collar bone.

   Gorleston FC Ladies move back up into 3rd position in the Division One table after winning for the 2nd time this season following 2 successive defeats. At home on Sunday were taking on newly promoted Beccles Town Ladies. Goalless at half-time Gorleston found the winning goals in the 2nd period, Samantha Hunn and Bethany Turner celebrating their 1st goals of the season Gorleston winning the game 2-0.

   Has been a tough start to the season for both Bungay Town Ladies and Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves the two meting on Sunday, Bungay still struggling with injuries and illness it was a first win of the season for Wymondham Town. All the goals coming in the 2nd half, strikes from Sally & Laura Hammerton along with a goal for Chelsea Pettifer securing a 3-1 result, that takes Wymondham Town off the bottom all the way up to 5th. Emily Leach scoring for Bungay Town along with Sprowston Athletic are yet to get off the mark both though have played just 2.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

 Fakenham Town Ladies are the new leaders in Norfolk Women’s Division Two, making it the perfect September with 4 wins from 4 to start their season. Dropping down a division a squad now getting a taste for winning travelled to Thetford on Sunday to play new side, Thetford Town Ladies the hosts at a disadvantage having only 9 players available worked very hard nevertheless but ultimately Fakenham proved too strong, running out 5-0 winners, Fanny Danskanen scoring twice along with substitute Kayleigh Robb with captain Sian Sands also getting a goal. 

  New side Taverham Women move into 2nd place in the Division Two unbeaten at the start of the season with 3 consecutive league wins the last two both by a huge 14 goals to nil! Winning against a depleted Hockering Ladies side last weekend were at home again this Sunday against fellow new side Horsford Women. Rebecca Sutton scoring 5 goals in the match, their were hat-tricks for both Abbie Walker and Tiegan Robinson, with Hannah Artis, Caitlyn Arnup and Maya Lawlor also getting on the scoresheet.

  A great result away from home for Freethorpe Ladies on Sunday in Division Two winning away from home against Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies a 2nd successive victory seeing them up to 4th in the table. One goal needed to win the match it was Andrea Colbrook who found the back of the net to score the winning goal for Freethorpe.

  Big wins elsewhere in Division Two on Sunday. Tavern Ladies were hosting Hockering Ladies the Dereham based side having bounced back from an opening day defeat away to Fakenham Town Ladies with a 7-0 win over Freethorpe a fortnight ago were even more ruthless in front of goal this time around, Katie Hart-Copsey scoring a double hat-trick (6) in the match captain Sophie Fuller scoring a hat-trick for the 2nd successive game there were goals too for Lucy Kean, Leysha Bangura and Rianna Stott the latter pair with their 1st goals of the season. Tavern winning 12-1.

   A 1st win of the season for Gorleston Rangers Ladies on Sunday their 1st 3 point haul of the season coming away to Thetford side, Bulldogs Ladies new to the league a difficult start for the hosts, Gorleston Rangers knowing what a difficult 1st season feels like going home with a confidence boosting 3 points running out double figure winners in the finish 3 players getting a hat-trick, Rachel Adams, Chloe Ashton and Zoe Waite, with a goal each for Hannah Meadows and Abbie Pogmore. The 3 points lifting Gorleston Rangers into 7th place.

 

The Round-Up – Norfolk 23/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 23rd September

Norfolk Women’s Division One

A great start to the season in Norfolk Women’s Division One for Thorpe United Ladies as they made it 3 wins from 3 at the beginning of the campaign. Away this Sunday were taking on last season’s Division Two Champion’s Sprowston Athletic Ladies a new name this season after being FC Sprowston Ladies last season. Were playing there 1st competitive match under the Sprowston Athletic banner. Thorpe having hit the ground running having the better of the 1st half leading 2-0, and although Sprowston Athletic got their 1st ever goal in Division One courtesy of Rachel Bussey, it wasn’t enough as Thorpe added a 3rd goal to win the game 3-1. Captain, Rebekah Lake scoring twice with Aneliese Smith also getting a goal.

  Still very early days in all the county leagues across the East and league tables are only beginning to take shape. Aylsham Ladies returning to Division One started the new campaign with a 4-2 home win over newly promoted Beccles Tow Ladies were at home again this Sunday for their 2nd league fixture taking on Gorleston FC Ladies who have begun the season with a win and a loss. 2 wins from 2 for Aylsham in 2nd spot thanks to 3 goals scored by Millie Cursons, Sophie Lubbock and Leanne Symonds. 3-1 the winning margin Mary Croft scoring the goal for Gorleston.

   Sprowston Ladies were in action too for only the 2nd time this season as they travelled to play Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Both without a point going into the match it was Sprowston celebrating the win come the final whistle, Abby Hitchin and Amee Kennett scoring in a 3-0 success for the visitors takes Sprowston 3rd.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Relegated without a point on the board and just 9 goals to their name last season Long Stratton Women are enjoying a most welcome rejuvenation in Division Two this season are top of the table after 3 played with 3 wins already on the board and the 9 goals already surpassed were at home on Sunday and were prolific in front of goal against league newcomers Horsford Women on Sunday scoring an eye watering 20 goals (but keep reading the round-ups because it was not the highest score of the weekend). Brutal scorelines for the losing side has to be said but all you can do it move on to the next one. Long Stratton have had many a black afternoon in recent months themselves goals galore this Sunday, Samantha Walker with a triple hat-trick (you won’t say that very often) Emily Watts and Beth Stratton both scoring 4 a piece, Jennifer Head with a brace and a goal for Annie Mayes.

  Fakenham Town Ladies also dropping down to Division Two this season are enjoying a much needed rejuvenation themselves starting the season with 2 league wins went into their 3rd game of the season this Sunday at home against another side looking to defend a 100% winning start Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies. The visitors holding the advantage at the break Bure Valley Wildcats 2-1 to the good thanks to goals from Carrie Last and Keira Brown. Fakenham though for the 2nd successive game came back from a losing position to winning the match taking the 3 points with a 3-2 win to move 2nd win 3 wins from 3, Fanny Dankskanen, Kayleigh Robb and Amber Guyatt with the goals.

Fakenham Town Ladies, Fanny Dankskanen

  Taverham Women are new to the league this season and a big win to build on their unbeaten start on Sunday sees them move up into 3rd spot in the Division Two table. Were at home taking on fellow league newcomers Hockering Ladies who travelled short on numbers due various unforeseen reasons. 9 were to become 8 due to injury making for a tough afternoon kept going Taverham capitalising with a big win. Rebecca Sutton top-scoring for Taverham with 5 goals. Hannah Artis and Maya Lawlor getting a brace each with goals too for Laura Jones, Abbie Walker, Tiegan Robinson, Caitlyn Arnup & Charlotte Hurren in a 14-0 scoreline.

   A first league win of the season on Sunday for Freethorpe Ladies in Division Two, were at home taking on league newcomers Bulldogs Ladies. Getting into a 2-0 lead at half-time Freethorpe going on to take control of the 2nd half to eventually run out 7-1 winners. Claire Garner and Caitlin Smith both getting two goals each. Kiera Squires, Andrea Colbrook and Amy Morris were all on target with a goal each Freethorpe not scoring in their opening two league matches are up to 5th in the table.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 16/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 16th September

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Early days in the Norfolk season beginning the 2nd weekend a handful of games played in Division One, a good start to the campaign for Thorpe United Ladies though as they make it 2 wins from 2 to start the season to go top of the fledgling table. A 2-1 home win over last season’s Champions, Bungay Town Ladies on opening weekend was another 2-1 success on the road this time around against Gorleston FC Ladies who themselves had started the season with a 2-0 away to Sprowston Ladies. Goalless in the first half at Emerald Park, goals from Rebekah Lake and Aneliese Smith the difference for Thorpe United as they clinched a 2nd successive win, Mary Croft on target for Gorleston.

   Beccles Town Ladies had started their life in Division One with a 4-2 loss away to a reformed Aylsham Ladies on the opening weekend. Were at home this Sunday taking on Wymondham Town Ladies beginning their season. Beccles coming out on top by the odd goal in five the sides drawing 1-1 at the break Beccles going on to claim their first 3 point haul with a 3-2 victory. The goals scored by Francesca Heaney along with a brace for Lucy Robbens.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Another high scoring weekend in Norfolk Women’s Division Two as sides begin to find there feet in the league. 3 sides maintaining a 100% winning start to the season. Bure Valley Wildcats starting with a massive 17-0 win last Sunday against newcomers Bulldogs Ladies were again taking on Thetford opposition with a trip to Thetford Town Ladies who themselves had begun the season with victory. A 2-0 advantage for Bure Valley at the break, Thetford suffering from a couple of injuries 2nd half as Bure Valley went on to take full control of the game winning 8-1, had 4 players each claiming a brace Kiera Brown, Charlie Cooper, Juliette Kelly and Carrie Last. Chloe Bentick getting the consolation goal for Thetford Town.

   A 4-0 win over Tavern Ladies at home for Fakenham Town Ladies on the opening weekend of the season, were on the road for the 1st trip of the season this Sunday up against Bulldogs Ladies. An eventful game having been beaten 17-0 in their opening fixture Bulldogs bounced back well taking a 3-1 lead in the match before Fakenham mounted a comeback and went on to win the game 8-4. Two penalties in the match. Emma Johnson netting a hat-trick for Bulldogs Ladies, so too did Fanny Danskanen for Fakenham with Sam King scoring twice, Sian Sands the other goalscorer plus and own goal.

   Long Stratton Women also starting their season with 2 wins from 2 are 3rd in the Division Two table, a goal feast away to Gorleston Rangers Ladies on the opening weekend seeing Long Stratton win 9-5. Were at home this Sunday entertaining new side Hockering Ladies as they got their season underway. Long Stratton getting the result courtesy of a brace from Samantha Walker along with a goal each for Emily Watts and Beth Stratton. 4-0 the final score.

  Tavern Ladies turned thing’s around this Sunday to record their first win of the season at home having lost away in their opening fixture 4-0 against Fakenham Town Ladies. Taking on Freethorpe Ladies who had earned a point in their opening fixture. Tavern too strong for their opponents this Sunday, captain Sophie Fuller scoring 4 goals in the game their were also strikes from Katie Hart-Copsey, Alanta Griffith and Lucy Kean as the Dereham side ran out 7-0 winners

Tavern Ladies captain, Sophie Fuller

  Taverham Women began life in Norfolk Women’s Division Two with a goalless draw away to Freethorpe Ladies on the opening weekend. Were on home turf for the first time this Sunday hosting Gorleston Rangers Ladies. A comfortable first half saw Taverham into a 4-0 lead went on to double that score 2nd half to win match 8-1. Abbie Walker top scoring for Taverham opening her account with 5 goals. Rebecca Sutton beginning with a brace with Maya Lawlor also scoring. Lauren Dennis with the goal for Gorleston Rangers.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 09/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 9th September

The new season of county league football kicked off in Norfolk this Sunday once again there will be two divisions. An 8 strong Division One with an influx of new sides seeing Division Two grow to 12.

Norfolk Women’s Division One

A new name in Norfolk Women’s Division One as Aylsham Ladies return after being forced to withdraw from the league early last season. A new look to the side Robert Hinge coming in as manager previously with Stalham Town Ladies, has brought as large number of those players with him plus a few from North Walsham Angels Ladies who withdrew their woman’s side from the league over the summer.

  Aylsham began the new season at home against Beccles Town Ladies who were beginning their 2nd campaign in the league having secured promotion as Division Two runners-up last time out. Goals from Megan Vincent and Taylor Whiting seeing Beccles leading the game 2-1 at half-time, Aylsham were to comeback to equalise and go on to score twice more to begin the season with a 4-2 win.

  Bungay Town Ladies began the defence of the Division One title they won last season as part of the double, with an away trip to take on Thorpe United Ladies. Changes for both sides, Thorpe were fielding a good number of last season’s U16 squad in their side. The hosts holding a one goal lead at half-time when on to win the match 2-1 in the 2nd half start with a win, Laura Hedtke and Molly Young getting the goals. Shannon Dade netting the goal for Bungay Town Ladies.

   A strong debut season in Division One last season saw Sprowston Ladies clinch runners-up spot as well as the League Plate. Were at home on the opening Sunday taking on Gorleston FC Ladies. Strikes from Sophie Gillett and Nicole Sheldrake the difference for Gorleston as they began their season with a 2-0 victory.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

12 sides contesting Norfolk Women’s Division Two this season including 5 new names. Thetford getting not one side but two with Thetford Town Ladies and Thetford Bulldogs Ladies. Taverham Women step up to adult football, with Hockering Ladies and Horsford Women setting up new sides. Long Stratton Ladies and Fakenham Town Ladies both dropping down from Division One.

   Joining women’s football from the youth ranks can take some getting used to takes a little time to adapt, just as Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies who stepped up last season took them a while to find their feet, finished the season strongly. This Sunday it was them who were the dominate side against one of the new comers a home to Bulldogs Ladies, Bure Valley  ran rampant in front of goal scoring an eye-watering 17 goals. Kiera Brown top scorer in the game with a double hat-trick. Charlie Cooper opened her account with 4 goals. There was a hat-trick for Abigail Clark, with Becky Wood, Anya Sadler, Juliette Kelly and Lucy Ellis all getting a goal.

  It was in Norfolk Women’s Division Two were Women’s Football East took in a game from the new county league season on Sunday a trip to Clipbush Park to watch Fakenham Town Ladies take on Dereham side Tavern Ladies. Few chances created in the first half, Fakenham goalkeeper Chloe Easter with a superb double save to prevent Tavern taking the lead, they were awarded a free-kick from range up the other end Maddie Smith sending a high ball in to drop over the keeper into the back of the net to make it 1-0.

Tavern Ladies, Charlotte Allum tackling Fakenham’s Sam King

  A narrow lead at half-time, Fakenham hit Tavern on the break to double their advantage Jennifer Codman racing through to lob the ball over the advancing keeper. Before Tavern could recover Sam King broke in on goal to make it 3-0. King striking a shot across the keeper to score her second of the game and see Fakenham star the season with a 4-0 win. 

   If you open you season by scoring 5 goals you would usually expect to be taking away the 3 points however that was not the case for Gorleston Rangers Ladies as they found themselves on the end of defeat at the weekend against visitors Long Stratton Ladies. Lauren Dennis netting a hat-trick for Gorleston Rangers with Chloe Ashton and Rachel Adams both getting a goal. Long Stratton have had a couple of torrid seasons were nearly twice as prolific in front of goal up the other end to claim their 1st win in over a year. Samantha Walker scoring 4 goals, with Emily Watts back from injury scoring a brace, Charlie and Jennifer Head both getting a goal each with Beth Stratton also on the scoresheet in a 9-5 win.

   Freethorpe Ladies began their season at home taking on one of the newcomers to the league, Taverham Women. A solid start to the season for both sides as the battled out a goalless draw to share the points.

  Lastly two of the newcomers faced off against each other on the opening weekend with Horsford Women hosting Thetford Town Ladies. The visitors enjoying the trip home with the 3 points in the bag. Melissa Boulton scoring a hat-trick for Thetford Town, Laura Martins and Shannon Richardson with a goal a piece, the visitors winning 5-1. Kathryn Gordon scoring the goal for Horsford.

Match Report – Fakenham Town Ladies v Tavern Ladies

Sunday 9th September

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

 On the same day as the new fully professional FA Women’s Super League begins so to does the county league season get into full swing across the country. Beginning the season in Norfolk a game from Division Two with Fakenham Town Ladies hosting Tavern Ladies.

  Two divisions in Norfolk once again this season, that decided late on however with a host of new sides wishing to join the league, teams thus didn’t know where they would be placed, as it was a few never got going and a possible North/South split to a Division One never happened, 8 sides will contest the top division with 12 sides making up the 2018/19 roster in Division Two including 5 new sides. 3 stepping up from youth football. 

   Fakenham Town Ladies drop down to Division Two, not necessarily a bad thing after struggling for results for the previous two seasons, an opportunity to rebuild, strengthen and regain morale. Starting the season with a smaller squad than they would have liked but one that is very much an integral part of the larger Fakenham Town football club. Very much a community club have teams playing at youth level from U6 to U17, an U18 means sides, Reserves, Ladies, Veterans and of course the 1st team playing in the Thurlow Nunn League. 

  Tavern Ladies, are a Dereham based side have been together for the past 2 season’s having previously been Dereham Ladies. Sponsored by The Railway Tavern in Dereham a pub I myself have frequented a few times in my younger days being a Dereham boy myself. Results improving with the name Tavern finished runners-up two seasons back and 3rd last season, will be amongst the sides threatening at the top once again in what is a much larger Division Two.

   Clipbush Park the venue for today’s game plenty of activity at the ground already with several youth sides having been in action over on the pitch behind the ground itself. The Ladies game advertised on the entrance to the ground situated in a busy roundabout leading into Fakenham itself. Playing on the main pitch fitness will be a key factor as it is one of the largest and widest in the league. Looking good at the start of the season a small seated stand along the far side of the pitch people more likely to converge on the clubhouse beside the pitch on the near side leading into the ground offering hot drinks and a bar. Cloudy overheard with a cool and brisk breeze blowing across the ground from one goalmouth to the other. Nothing over concerning but it would play a factor in the game especially first half.

 Fakenham Town Ladies starting XI – Chloe Easter, Ellie Websdale, Jemma Riches, Maddie Smith, Laura Merin, Sian Sands (C), Tara Betts, Fanny Dankskanen, Kayleigh Robb, Jemma Riches, Jennifer Codman & Sam King. Subs – Anna Palomino & Sophie Anderson. 

 Tavern Ladies starting XI – Zoe Gibbons, Roxanne Bailey, Rachel Casey, Charlotte Allum, Sophie Fuller (C), Emily Bell, Jordie Head, Lanta Griffiths, Lucy Lincoln, Lucy Kean & Katie Hart-Copsey. Subs – Dani Lee, Meganne Carmicheal & Lesha Bagura.

(roll on roll off substitutes)

  It’s Fakenham wearing yellow shirts with black across the left shoulder, black shorts and socks to get the game underway with Tavern lined up opposite in an all blue kit. Tavern press the ball early keep Fakenham pinned back inside their own half winning a series of throw-ins on the left wing without finding the final ball into the box, Fakenham regain possession the ball put long up the right wing Sam King peeling away into space takes the ball on to the corner before whipping in a cross into the area the ball headed clear by Tavern’s Charlotte Allum. 

   King pressing with the ball on the right again closing in on the box looks to drop her shoulder push the ball inside cut out by Lucy Lincoln the corner conceded. The ball angled in towards the near post from the right by Sian Sands, Fakenham’s captain, is headed behind for a 2nd corner kick, this one put in longer Zoe Gibbons playing in goal for Tavern comes well through bodies to punch the ball away. Tavern look to break, Tara Betts nips in to win the ball back for Fakenham on the left side before being upended the foul given by referee Andy Waite. Betts to take it herself 25 yards from goal hit along the ground races wide and out of play at the near post. 

Tavern Ladies, Rachel Casey

  Fakenham are testing the Tavern defence, King with good movement up front making herself available for the ball. Jordie Head intercepting a forward pass turns and puts the ball out to the right for Lanta Griffiths to chase, the Fakenham defence converging on the attacker outnumbered the ball is lost the home side bring it forwards, Sands, King and Ellie Websdale building an attack in front of the Tavern area, Sands set up for a shot left of the D is closed down by Roxanne Bailey. 

Tavern Ladies Lanta Griffiths

  Tavern look a threat on the break Griffiths with good pace right bringing the ball inside has Katie Hart-Copsey free on the left gives her the ball, taking it on early Hart-Copsey sends the diagonal ball looping up towards the far post the ball running wide of goal. Tavern regain the ball in the middle of the park Emily Bell on for Griffiths, has Lucy Kean with her making a run central the ball into her rolled wide left for Hart-Copsey closer in this time she hooks the ball in towards goal on the angle, on target is safely caught by Fakenham goalkeeper Chloe Easter back on her line. 

Tavern Ladies, Charlotte Allum tackling Fakenham’s Sam King

   The early stages of the game fairly even, Tavern getting more players into advanced roles when they are attacking. Laura Merin making a couple of vital interceptions at centre back for the hosts, with Hart-Copsey wanting the ball played into her. Up the other end King is the threat for Fakenham looking for space, hustling the Tavern defence shows good strength to win a bouncing ball laid forwards, getting a shot away from 25 yards out, hitting it as it skips up off the surface the strike sails over the bar.

   Tavern captain, Sophie Fuller getting control of the ball in the middle combines well with Hart-Copsey to the left as they bring the ball into the Fakenham half Hart-Copsey with a good ball inside to Griffiths making a run right side her 1st time strike is blocked by Merin. The wind is blowing fairly briskly across the ground is holding the ball up a little favouring Fakenham, Sands coming forwards with Jennifer Codman in close support through the middle the pass forwards dropping into the path of King breaking towards the edge of the area Gibbons comes out quickly sliding in to smother the ball at the attackers feet.

Fakenham Town Ladies, Jemma Riches

  Tavern counter attack with urgency the ball carried out of defence the pass put long into the path of Griffiths cutting inside from the right, controls the ball well before digging a shot out of feet before she is charged down, her 30 yard effort a foot over the Fakenham crossbar. Tavern are awarded a free-kick in a dangerous area after Merin handles the ball trying to bring in clear for Fakenham. 20 yards out left of the D, Fuller takes position over the ball puts a good ball in towards the far post area the ball standing up in the breeze is headed goalwards by Griffiths blocked at close range the ball drops to the floor inside the six yard box Rachel Casey with a snap shot again blocked.

  Tavern are enjoying a good spell of possession inside the Fakenham half Hart-Copsey winning a corner, delivered into the near post the ball is headed up onto the roof of the net a 2nd corner kick given, a longer effort this time, Maddie Smith getting it away for Fakenham. Tavern are ready to spring an attack whenever they regain the ball in the middle, Fuller has a good range of passing ability, plays the ball on for Kean central she tries to release Hart-Copsey early on the left side, Merin covering the ground well to get across and put in the tackle.

   Websdale committing a foul wide left another chance for Tavern to play the ball into their area from a set-piece Fuller sending the ball high into the box, Merin gets her head on it to clear for Fakenham. Fakenham make a switch midway through the 1st half Smith coming off, replaced by Anna Palomino. Merin is busy in defence for Fakenham closing down to regain possession.

The goalkeepers for both sides have had relatively little to do so far in the match, Easter called into action pulls off a superb double save to deny Tavern the opening goal of the game. Tavern build well players coming forwards through the middle with Hart-Copsey on the ball down the left squares the ball inside towards Kean 25 yards out from goal she helps it on to Fuller coming in central she sets herself for the shot making good contact the ball racing in towards goal, Easter is right behind it but needs to get down sharply to block, stopping Fuller’s strike the ball is loose and Kean racing in on the follow-up is first to it tries to open her body up to place the ball wide of the keeper, but can’t Easter with the double block.

  Smith returns to the field for Fakenham with Betts coming off. Fakenham push forwards Riches with Sands right side the ball into the area headed away for a throw on the right. Bailey defends well for Tavern up against King as she looks to power her way into the area. Tavern get Fuller onto the ball she spins putting the ball out to Hart-Copsey, her early cross laid in towards the top of the Fakenham area cut out by Merin. 

  GOAL! 35 minutes played and the deadlock is broken Fakenham taking the lead the goal coming from a set-piece given away as Kayleigh Robb is brought down as she carries the ball forwards on the left. Smith to take, 30 yards out to the left of the Tavern goal she strikes it well sending the ball high into the area a little wind assist no doubt helping as the ball drops over the keeper to land inside the side netting 1-0.

 

The ball drops into the back of the net from Maddie Smith’s free-kick to give Fakenham the lead

Maddie Smith scorer of the first goal of the season for Fakenham Town Ladies

  Fakenham regain possession from the restart the ball played up the line right side by Websdale on for King who carries the ball on to the byline before cutting a cross back into the Tavern area running long for Robb coming in from the left she doesn’t get the ball under control to strike it 1st time allows the Tavern defence to get away for a throw on the left Fakenham press late on the ball put into towards the near post with King lurking, a touch taking it wide of goal the corner given again swung in near post Gibbons takes command of the situation coming to claim the ball.

   Easter with another important save right at the end of the first half comes out bravely to the edge of her box to slide in and claim the ball at Kean’s feet as she looks to get onto Hart-Copsey’s cross put in from the left.

Half-time Fakenham Town Ladies 1-0 Tavern Ladies

  An intriguing first half which sees Fakenham take a narrow lead into the dressing room. Could very easily have been the other way around. Clear cut chances at a premium, defences working hard. King causing all sorts of problems for the Tavern back line not playing off any single defender. Tavern attacking with purpose and pace whenever they can. Easter denying them the lead themselves all poised for the 2nd period.

   Tavern to get the ball rolling for the 2nd half.  The sun has broken up the clouds warmer now and with it the breeze that was prevalent first half has disappeared. It’s Gibbons called into action with a spectacular save in the opening minutes as her side lose the ball is fed into King breaking clear left of the box she aims to shot across the Tavern keeper, Gibbons throwing herself down to the left to push the ball away from goal.

   Hart-Copsey operating on the right wing for Tavern now likes to get the ball at her feet and take on players a strong run on the wing she vents her frustration as her final ball from the corner of the area is sliced behind the goal. A busy start to the 2nd half Easter has to come and claim the ball low as it is pinged forwards for Kean to chase, never really gets control of the bouncing ball which enables the keeper to save.

Tavern’s Katie Hart-Copsey keeping an eye on the ball with Fakenham’s Anna Palomino

   Tavern build through the middle Bell onto Griffiths her past long finds Hart-Copsey wide right a terrific cross fired in across the face of the Fakenham goal, excellent defending from Merin at the far post to get the ball away from danger. 

  GOAL! End to end action at the start of the 2nd half Tavern are hit on the counter attack as Fakenham double their lead the ball deflected forwards in the middle sees Codman running free in behind the visitors defence, seeing it down over her shoulder, 25 yards from goal the advancing goalkeeper in her sights she sends the lob over her and runs away in celebration as the ball bounces into the back of the net 2-0. 53 minutes played.

Jennifer Codman

  Fakenham have their tails up bringing the ball forwards King is played in left of the D she moves across looking for an opening to shoot, taking to long Allum steps in to make the tackle out to Lincoln who sends the ball on for Fuller, Danskanen in to win the ball back for Fakenham. Lesha Bagura enters the game for Tavern moving into a forward position Head coming off. Gibbons catching the ball as Websdale shoots from all of 30 yards out the ball played into her by Riches. 

  GOAL! Fakenham capitalise to get themselves a bigger lead another goal coming about from a counter attack, Tavern having won a corner Fakenham win the ball come forwards with Dankskanen she times her through ball from the right side perfectly for King in the centre running clear Gibbons comes racing out to the edge of her area sliding in as King pulls the trigger the ball past her as striker and goalkeeper collide, racing back the Tavern defence can’t reach the rolling ball in time as it crosses the line 3-0.

  A delay in play as Gibbons is hurt are the coming together accidental but painful the goalkeeper sadly can’t continue has a nasty black eye for her efforts, walking off the pitch however, Head is the player volunteering to done the goalkeepers gloves for the remainder of the game. Sands comes across to make the tackle on Griffiths as Hart-Copsey attempts to slide a pass into her from the right as she makes a central run. 

  Tavern get the ball forwards on the right Hart-Copsey linking up with Bagura wins a corner on the right played long into the area Lincoln up from the back the target, Smith getting close and heading the ball away for Fakenham. Sophie Anderson is on for Websdale for Fakenham the ball with her on the right moving deep she wins a throw-in. Play stretched now Tavern losing their shape a little Fakenham full of confidence press forwards. Dankskanen winning the ball right slid forwards for King her snapshot from 25 yards out charged down by Lincoln.  King nips in ahead of the Tavern defence stabbing a shot over the bar as she is alert to Robb’s ball in from the right as she brings it forwards down the left.  

  GOAL! Fakenham go further in front as King nips in to score her 2nd of the game, the build up on the right, Dankskanen isn’t closed down as she picks her past slipping the ball in behind the Tavern back line as King supplies the run coming towards her spins into the path of the ball and right of the target sends her shot across goal into the far corner 2-0. 

Fakenham Town Ladies, Sam King

   Tavern frustrated nevertheless press on Hart-Copsey with a good run on the right wins her side a corner in towards the near post, Fakenham have it covered concede a 2nd corner this one goes longer, Smith clearing back to the corner taker, Hart-Copsey lines up a ball into the box, it’s Merin who clears with the header for the home side this time. 

  King with a chance for an opening day hat-trick almost a carbon copy of the previous goal Dankskanen playing her in on the right inside the box she takes on the shot drags this one wide across the face of goal. Tavern win themselves a corner on the right the ball played back out to Hart-Copsey sends a driven cross back into the congested area cleared falls straight to Bell 20 yards out right of the D doesn’t get a clean connect sends her attempt wide of the target.

   A snap shot struck on the half-volley by Kean from the edge of the Fakenham box as the visitors push forwards on the left the diagonal ball is fired in low towards the area Palomino first to it sends her clearance straight at the on rushing Tavern attacker a good improvised effort loops over the crossbar. The game open now Fakenham break Robb putting a pass out to King drifting free on the right, swings a cross into the area, Anderson near post, Sands central the ball falls between them Allum able to get her head on it to clear for Tavern. 

  Codman picks up a knock for Fakenham comes off the field with Websdale heading back on. Fuller with a quality strike from the top left corner off the area comes within a lick of paint of pulling a goal back for Tavern the ball cut back across the area towards her from the byline her strike racing across the diving Easter comes back off the base of the far post. Fakenham with a free-kick wide left players go forwards into the area Sands over the ball the delivery long towards the far post a header comes in the ball though driven behind off target. 

Tavern Ladies, Sophie Fuller

Robb with a powerful run on the ball down the left, can’t shake off Bailey as she tries to get inside her the defender lunging in to win the ball. Betts comes back on to replace Robb the game entering the final minutes. Fuller with a terrific ball forwards for Hart-Copsey on the right wing clear she sweeps in a cross looking for Kean closing in far post, Merin up against her with another top draw defensive tackle to prevent a shot coming in. 

Even as I’m writing that attacking move down Fakenham are on the counter attack the ball out right fired in across the face of the Tavern goal Anderson closing in on the far post 2 yards out is tackled Bailey I think the ball behind for a corner. Tavern defend the set-piece. All Fakenham in the closing moments Bailey with a last ditch tackle inside the box denies Anderson a shot on goal as she makes a run to the right. The corner conceded playing in from the right isn’t cleared inside the area Fakenham can’t get a shot away Tavern scramble the ball away.

Full time Fakenham Town Ladies 4-0 Tavern Ladies

 The final whistle blows and Fakenham Town Ladies celebrate with an opening day victory. 4-0 the final score finishing the game stronger capitalising with an early goal 2nd half to double their lead quickly became 3-0 and from their looked to have the 3 points in the bag. Tavern had their chances however and the first half might well have been the side leading themselves. Fakenham were the stronger side in the 2nd period took their goals well. Tavern had chances and on another day they would have capitalised themselves, a disappointing defeat nonetheless to begin their season need to and can bounce back, certainly have the ability. After a couple of difficult season’s this is a very welcome result for Fakenham and one that will do wonders for team spirit.  

Women’s Football East – Player of the Match

   Time to pick this afternoon’s Women’s Football East – Player of the Match. Sometimes they are difficult sometimes they are easy, today’s is the latter. The notes will usually reveal a contender or two but sometimes a stand out performer will present themselves long before that and right from her first interception Fakenham Town Ladies centreback Laura Merin put herself forwards. On numerous occasions she was the defender making that interception, winning the header or last ditch tackle.

  A good contest to begin the county league season, another example of why I’ve fallen in love with the grassroots game, just makes choosing which one to go to next all the harder. My thanks as always to both sides for their help with the team details. 

The Round-Up – Norfolk 29/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 29th April

Norfolk Women’s County Cup

Friday night saw this season’s Final of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup being played at The FDC in Bowthorpe. Sadly the weather wasn’t in on the occasion a wet and miserable evening never the less Women’s Football East was amongst the crowd to watch a contest between to of the best sides in the county ERWFL Premier Division, Acle United Ladies taking on recently crowned ERWFL Division One North Champions, Wymondham Town Ladies into their 2nd successive final. 

 It was Wymondham who opened the scoring in the 1st half from a corner kick the ball put in high towards the near post Bethany Fretwell rising to head it goalwards the ball smashing against the crossbar dropping down into the six yard box Laura Nicholls on the follow up putting the ball over the line. Acle looking for a reply found it on the half hour from a free-kick out wide the delivery into the six yard box Megan Todd going for it past her Kate Pasque close behind bundling it into the back of the net to make it 1-1. Wymondham finding a quick reply awarded a free-kick top of the D up the other end Mollie O’Callaghan’s attempt deflecting up off the wall to loop over the keeper and into the back of the net 2-1 to Wymondham at half-time. 

  Acle came on strong at the start of the 2nd half looking to level the scores for a 2nd time Wymondham’s defensive standing up well to the storm break up the other end Hannah Waters moving with the ball to the left into the area full back Chelsea Clarke with the run inside her receiving the pass and sending the ball past the advancing keeper. Acle continued to press Wymondham keeping them at bay, Acle reduced to 10 as Ciera Flatt was sent off. Naomi Cooper breaking from the back getting into the box scoring from her rebounded effort to pull a goal back in stoppage time not enough to find another as Wymondham win the County Cup for the 1st time in their history.

2017/18 Norfolk Women’s County Cup Winners, Wymondham Town Ladies

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Following up from derailing unbeaten Thorpe United Ladies title hopes in midweek, Bungay Town Ladies score 14 goals in 2 games to move to the top of Norfolk Women’s Division One ahead of Sprowston Ladies on goal difference. A 9-1 win over Thorpe last Wednesday ending the 3rd placed sides unbeaten record. Samantha Walker scoring a hat-trick on Wednesday followed that up with 2 more goals on Sunday to take her onto 27 for the season. At home to North Walsham Angels Ladies, Bungay were 3-0 up at half-time. North Walsham coming back to score 3 goals in the 2nd half with Lauren Yarham, Luci Middleton and Rachel Bussey on target. Bungay however added two further goals 2nd half to win the game 5-3. As well as Walker’s brace, Nicola Hazell, Emily Leach and Lauren Purling were also on target with a goal each.

   Thorpe United recovered from their midweek loss with a home win against Fakenham Town Ladies on Sunday. Securing the 3 points with a 4-0 win Edie Wright, Leanne Ferdani and Rebekah Lake were amongst the goals.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

 Having lead the table from start to finish FC Sprowston Ladies finally secured the league title in Norfolk Women’s Division Two after they secured an away win and Beccles Town Ladies dropped points at home. Taking on Gorleston Rangers Ladies, Charlie Head scored a brace with Melissa Belsey also getting her name on the scoresheet in a 3-0 victory. Just the one defeat all season for FC Sprowston one more game to play this coming Sunday the League Cup Final at Norwich United’s Plantation Park against Bungay Town Ladies.

  Beccles Town Ladies finish runners-up in Division Two in their debut season. Were at home to the side they faced away on the opening day in Norfolk Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies, they themselves finishing fourth ending with a good run undefeated in their last 7 matches picking up 5 wins. Ending with a goalless draw against Beccles Town.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 22/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd April

Norfolk Women’s Division One

A big win at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division One for leaders Sprowston Ladies on Sunday as victory at home to 2nd placed Bungay Town Ladies sees them open up a 6 point lead at the top of the table. A 1st goal of the season for Abigail Tate along with a goal for Calista Tink seeing Sprowston leading 2-0 at half-time. Successfully defending the lead 2nd half to claim all 3 points. Bungay’s squad suffering yet more injuries along the way. Sprowston have 2 games left to play, Bungay have 4.

  One of those games against 3rd placed Thorpe United Ladies who themselves are firmly in the title race with 5 games left to play. The only unbeaten side left in the league they were held to a draw away to North Walsham Angels Ladies on Sunday. Both sides scoring a goal in each half of the game to draw 2-2. Mary-Anne Hoy and captain Sian Wager on target for North Walsham. Laura Hedtke and Shanice Sutton scoring the goals for Thorpe United.

   The tussle in the middle of the Division One table is closely fought too with Gorleston FC Ladies in 6th closing the gap to 4th & 5th Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves and Stalham Town Ladies to 4 points with 2 and 3 games on them respectfully. At home to 4th placed Wymondham Town this weekend a close match Wymondham Town had the opportunity to take the lead from the penalty spot, Gorleston goalkeeper Maria Jardim making a terrific save. Gorleston then going on to score the winning goal Nicole Sheldrake getting the goal to win the 3 points.

   A 7 goal thriller between Long Stratton Ladies and Fakenham Town Ladies last weekend Fakenham coming out on top 4-3 they met in the reverse fixture this weekend at Clipbush park. Sam King scoring a hat-trick for Fakenham last weekend was at it again against Long Stratton this weekend netting 4 goals with Sian Sands also getting a goal in a 5-1 victory. Taylor Whiting scoring for Long Stratton.   

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

One game in Norfolk Women’s Division Two this Sunday 4th versus 3rd with Bure Valley Wildcats travelling to Scarning to play Tavern Ladies. Their young squad in confident mood ending the season strongly taking on a tough Tavern side who have scored in every league game this season (I can’t take credit for that stat Bure Valley put it out there). Tavern’s last game of the season Bure Valley kept them from scoring and put 2 past them at the other end Kiera Brown and Carrie Last scoring the goals to secure a 2-0 win in their penultimate game an unbeaten run of 6 games including 5 wins. 3 points behind Tavern who hold a superior 26+ goal difference a trip to title chasing Beccles Town Ladies to come both sides have come along way since I covered that game at the start of the season.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 15/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th April

Norfolk Women’s Division One

 Division One leaders Sprowston Ladies were playing host to unbeaten 3rd placed side Thorpe United Ladies this Sunday in a top of the table clash 5 points between the sides going into the match. Scoring twice in the 1st half Sprowston Ladies were leading 2-1 at the break. A strong 2nd half from Thorpe United saw them get back on level terms and then go on to score twice more themselves to win the game 4-2 and move into 2nd spot 2 points behind Sprowston now with 2 games in hand. Laura Hedtke netting two goals for Thorpe United with a goal each fro top scorer Shanice Sutton and captain Rebekah Lake.

Plenty of goals too elsewhere in Norfolk this weekend with a couple of 7 goal thrillers in Division One too. Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves were hosting Gorleston FC Ladies. The home side getting themselves into a 3-0 lead. Gorleston responded well coming back to level it to 3-3 with Kelly Allen and Samantha Hunn with a brace scoring the goals. Wymondham Town finding another goal to take the 3 points with a 4-3 result that lifts them up into 4th place in the Division One table there goal scorers Gemma Hamilton-Rout and Laura Hammerton who both scored two each.

   Also a 4-3 in the game between the bottom sides with Long Stratton Ladies hosting Fakenham Town Ladies on Sunday. A 3-1 lead for Fakenham Town Ladies at the break Long Stratton scored twice more in the 2nd half however it wasn’t enough to get anything from the game as Fakenham Town scored another goal to win the game 4-3 and win the 3 points. Sam King scoring a hat-trick with Amy Bambridge also on target for her 1st goal of the season. Jennifer Head, Emily Watts and Beth Stratton scoring the goals for Long Stratton.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Sadly it’s news of another loss to bring you again in a weekly Round-Up, are two in fact this week the first being in Norfolk. Not a surprise as I guess it has been on the cards for a while Costessey Sports Ladies have withdrawn from the league have unfortunately struggled for numbers all season a new side this season a real shame they couldn’t get thing’s off the ground with their women’s side wish all involved with the club all the best and hoping those players that want to continue find a new club for the new season.

Two games played in Division Two this weekend and it was a meeting between the top two Beccles Town Ladies in 2nd getting the news they would be promoted to Division One next season hosting unbeaten leaders FC Sprowston Ladies.. or at least they were. Beccles Town newly formed this season have had a strong debut campaign and they brought FC Sprowston’s 100% record to an end on Sunday courtesy of a 3-0 win. Jordan Duke, Grace Storey and Chloe Ashton the players finding the back of the net as they close the gap at the top to just 3 points with a game still in hand.

   Another new side to the league this season that have adapted well to women’s football after a shaky start are Bure Valley Wildcats, really enjoying their football now are unbeaten in 5 league games 4 wins along the way the latest this Sunday at home to Gorleston Rangers Ladies who themselves new to the league this season are slowly finding their feet. A close game Abigail Bell scoring twice for Gorleston Rangers, it was Bure Valley who edged the result 3-2 with goals from Charlie Cooper and a brace for Jasmine Betts her first goals for the side. 

The Round-Up – Norfolk 08/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th April

Norfolk Women’s Division One

A home win without being at home for Bungay Town Ladies this Sunday saw them return to 2nd spot in the Norfolk Women’s Division One table. Playing at Saxlingham were playing host to bottom side Long Stratton Ladies. Samantha Walker netting early to put Bungay Town into the lead. Emily Leach doubling the hosts lead before Walker scored her 2nd goal of the game to see Bungay Town into a 3-0 half-time lead. More goals followed 2nd half with Leach going on to complete her hat-trick. Midfielder Selina Rowland scoring a 2nd half brace along with winger Lauren Purling the final score 9-0.

  North Walsham Town Ladies were hosting local rivals Stalham Town Ladies this Sunday the sides having met a fortnight ago in the reverse fixture. Stalham Town coming away with all 3 points then in a narrow 2-1 win. Another close game this time around Stalham Town again scoring twice, Vicky Lubbock and Sophie-Jayne O’Connor on target either in either half. North Walsham with 2 goals themselves in the 2nd half to get back into the match and earn a point in a 2-2 draw. Emma Faux and Sian Wager scoring their goals the point moving North Walsham up a spot into 6th.

Norfolk Ladies League Plate

The semi-finals of the League Plate this weekend. North Walsham Angels Ladies not having to play there semi-final advance to the final with a H-W awarded against opponents Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies.

  In the semi-final that took place it was an all Division One tie with league leaders Sprowston Ladies at home to Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves. A goal for Victoria Leyer for Sprowston bringing up her 20th of the season and a goal for Emily Anderson for Wymondham Town seeing the sides all square at half-time. 1-1 was how it remained through out the 2nd half the tie heading into extra-time neither side able to find the back of the net for a winning goal it went all the way to a penalty shoot-out. Sprowston Ladies edging Wymondham Town out with a 3-2 win to reach the final.

   The League Plate Final up 1st at 11am on Sunday 6th May between North Walsham Angels Ladies & Sprowston Ladies with the League Cup to follow at 3pm between FC Sprowston Ladies and Bungay Town Ladies. Women’s Football East will be there for both games.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

 Two games in Division Two this Sunday and league leaders FC Sprowston Ladies ensured promotion to Division One with their 11th straight win of the season. Were away to 3rd placed Tavern Ladies, two goals each for Katie Fray and Charlie Head along with a goal each for Laura Jenkins and Annika Skoog sealing a 6-1 victory. 6 points ahead of 2nd placed Beccles Town Ladies who themselves are just 2 points away from guaranteeing at least runner’s up spot.

   In the other game in Division Two this Sunday, Freethorpe Ladies were playing their penultimate game of the season at home to Bure Valley Wildcats the sides sharing a high scoring draw. Kiera Squires scoring twice for Freethorpe with Rebecca White also on target in a 3-3 draw. Bure Valley Wildcats goalscorers, Emma Macmillan, Charlie Cooper and Abigail Clark.