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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.

The Round-Up – 01/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 1st April

Once again it’s another shortened edition of The Round-Up with just the 12 games to report upon this weekend. Easter weekend was a much reduced fixture schedule anyway but with sides still needing to get a fair amount of games in another bout of wet weather wasn’t welcome as April begins. Half the fixtures suffering the next few weeks are going to be busy indeed.

  Some bad news to bring you all at the start of this week’s Round-Up with the sad news that another 2 sides have withdrawn from their respective leagues, an unprecedented number this season already. Another side withdrawing from the ERWFL, Premier Division side Writtle Ladies. The news has been out there for a bit but only recently confirmed, the Essex side reaching the County Cup Final 3 season’s ago had enjoyed a rapid rise through the leagues in their short history, many of their players representing the county too. No doubt a very talented squad of players but had struggled to field a side in recent weeks. The news a bit of a shock because the side you felt had further to go but it has come to an end, will no doubt see their players feature for various sides come the new season and all will be an asset where ever they go wish everyone involved with the club all the best for the future. 

  Also withdrawing from their league are Essex Division One side, Waltham Forest Ladies. Again another side that has struggled for numbers all season getting behind with there fixtures and made every effort to try and find new faces for their squad. Hopefully they will feature again in the Essex county leagues soon and again wish everyone involved with the club all the best for the future. 

  There is some good news on the horizon I am aware of at least 3 new sides that are looking to start up next season and hopefully more new sides will be appearing too.

FAWPL Southern Division

On to the football, there was one match played in the FAWPL Southern Division on Sunday with Portsmouth FC Ladies hosting Swindon Town Ladies at Bognor Regis Town FC. The fifth placed side beating the side bottom of the Southern Division 5-0 to move to within a point of 4th placed Lewes FC Women. Shannon Albuery putting Portsmouth into the lead 22 minutes into the 1st half added a 2nd goal 5 minutes later with Samantha Quayle also on target with a goal 6 minutes before the break to see Portsmouth into a comfortable 3-0 half-time lead. Swindon Town remain without a point in the league with 3 matches left to play battled hard in the 2nd half to keep the scoreline down Portsmouth getting 2 more goal in the closing minutes Albuery completing her hat-trick. Katie James making it 5-0 in stoppage time.

FAWPL South East Division One

One match also in FAWPL South East Division One. Ipswich Town Ladies hosting Enfield Town Ladies the away side having several 1st team players unavailable with the match being arranged at short notice travelled with a good portion of their Reserve side. Ipswich Town taking the lead in the 19th minute, Sophie Welton quickest to the rebound after Natasha Thomas’ shot was saved to turn the ball into the back of the net. Their lead didn’t last long however and Enfield Town got themselves back on level terms a few minutes later Katherine Long with the goal. Long was on target again with 6 minutes of the 1st half left to put Enfield Town into a 2-1 lead. Ipswich’s turn to hit back with a quick reply were awarded a penalty up the other end, captain Amanda Crump tucking the ball away for 2-2.

Ipswich Town Ladies captain, Amanda Crump

  All square at half-time Ipswich Town were back in front 5 minutes into the 2nd half defender Lindsey Cooper heading the ball home from a Crump corner. This time there was no quick reply Ipswich Town having the opportunity to go further ahead with 20 minutes left awarded a 2nd spot kick. Crump again delivering to make it 4-2. Gemma Moore scoring in the final minute for Ipswich Town to see them win the match 5-2 the 3 points lifting them back up to 2nd place in the South East Division One table.

ERWFL Premier Division

One match in the ERWFL Premier Division this weekend the table adjusted once more following Writtle’s withdrawal. League leaders Billericay Town Ladies travelling to bottom side Colney Heath Ladies on Sunday. The home side haven’t had the best of luck with injuries this season and were missing a few again but put on a valiant display nevertheless, Nicola Hollicks scoring the only goal of the 1st half to see Colney Heath leading 1-0. Summer Muir doubling the home sides lead early in the 2nd half. Billericay Town pulling it back to 2-1, managed to salvage a point with just 2 minutes left on the clock scoring to make it 2-2. Hayley Piggott and captain Lindsey Morgan with their goals. The point see’s Billericay Town leading the way by 8 points from 2nd placed Cambridge City Ladies with 2 matches to play. Cambridge City have 4 left maximum points will leave them on 35 points. 4th placed Acle United Ladies have 6 left to play however and should they and Billericay Town both claim maximum points in the run in they will both finish on 37 points going all the way once again.

ERWFL Division One North 

In the ERWFL Division One North their was the one game played at the weekend, Histon Ladies at home to Silver End United Ladies the away side playing their last league fixture of the season a tough campaign a bottom place finish settled a while back. Lack of numbers earlier on in the season and injuries contributing. A goal in the opening fifteen minutes by Abigail Davies putting Histon into a 1-0 half-time lead. A strong finish in the 2nd half seeing Histon go on to secure all 3 points, Sophie Lanham scoring from the penalty spot with fifteen minutes left. A goal each for Hannah Gordon and Katie Webb in the final 10 minutes seeing Histon Ladies win the game 4-0 and move up into 3rd position in the table with a game in hand on 4th placed Cambridge United WFC Reserves. Silver End United Ladies season isn’t done quite yet have a Cup Final to play this coming Sunday are taking on Hutton Ladies for the Essex Women’s Trophy at Saffron Walden FC a 3pm kick-off.

ERWFL Division One South

One match in ERWFL Division One South too this Sunday with runners-up spot clinching promotion for whoever can claim it. Far from settled yet though Harlow Town Ladies are in possession at the moment 3 points clear of 3rd placed Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies who saw their match away to leaders Stevenage Ladies Reserves called off due to the weather. Harlow Town Ladies were at home taking on Hutton Ladies in 4th spot. The point’s were shared with the sides finishing at 2-2. Chloe Bassett and Lily Bruno scoring for Harlow Town. Kaitlin Sugg and Amy Crumpler on target for Hutton. 

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Two matches in Norfolk Women’s Division One. Unbeaten Thorpe United Ladies move into 2nd spot in the table after claiming all 3 points away from home against Stalham Town Ladies this Sunday. Shanice Sutton moving past 30 goals for the season as she rattled home another hat-trick for Thorpe United. Lisa Ferdani also scoring in their 5-2 win.

   5-2 was also the winning score for Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves at home to Fakenham Town Ladies on Sunday. The sides were level at the break drawing 2-2, before Wymondham Town ran out 5-2 winners in the 2nd half, Gemma Hamilton-Rout with a penalty amongst Wymondham Town’s goalscorers. Rochelle Woods and Natalie Wright with the 1st half goals for Fakenham Town.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

10 win out of 10 for FC Sprowston Ladies at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division Two as they recorded another comfortable win on the road away to Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies in the only game in the league on Sunday. Katie Fray scoring a hat-trick in the match. There were goal too for Melissa Belsey, Charlie Head and Rebecca Kirby in a 6-0 victory.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

A six point haul in a double header in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership saw new leaders in the table as St Ives Town Ladies moved above Netherton United Ladies on goal difference. This Sunday they were away to fellow title hopefuls, 3rd placed Newmarket Town Ladies in the only game in the Cambridgeshire leagues. Always a competitive tussle between the sides the pair were drawing goalless at the break. The win secured in the 2nd half Hannah Seymour-Shove and Katie Stancombe scoring for St Ives Town to see the away side win 2-0 and move into a 3 point lead at the top of the table. A 7 point gap between them and Newmarket Town now both have 3 to play.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

The weather played havoc with the fixture list in Essex once again with just 3 games surviving all featuring Chelmsford City Ladies, and it was bed news in all 3 as the point went the way of their opponents. In the Essex Women’s Premier Division, Chelmsford City Ladies 1st team were at home to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Goals from captain Gaby Freedman and Georgia James for Chelmsford in the 1st half they found themselves trailing 2-3 thanks to a Jo Smeaton hat-trick for Beacon Hill Rovers. Smeaton adding a 4th goal in the 2nd half to secure the 3 points now has 21 goals for 12 appearances for Beacon Hill Rovers this season.

Essex Women’s Division One

A double header in Essex Division One, featuring Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves taking on high flyers Leigh Ramblers Ladies 4th in the table going into the match 3 points behind leaders Southend United Ladies. All very tight at the top. Leigh Ramblers are scoring plenty of goals only 2nd to Hullbridge Sports Ladies in the goal scoring charts before Sunday, their young squad up against the side bottom of the league this weekend scored another 15 goals in the 2 matches to claim all 6 points and take a 3 point lead at the top of the Division One table. A brace each for Abbi Brown and Amber Denton in the 1st match along with a goal each for Chloe Gilligan, Sasha Vail and Paige White seeing Leigh Ramblers win the match 7-0. Denton getting 5 more goals to her name in the 2nd game Leigh Ramblers winning 8-0. Their other goals scored by Rebecca Dalgarno, Molly Giles and Jordan Castle.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 25/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th March

Norfolk Women’s County Cup

 One of countless matches postponed last weekend due to the snow fall King’s Lynn Town Ladies were hosting Acle United Ladies in the semi final of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup. Both sides playing in the ERWFL Division One North and Premier Division respectfully. The winner of the tie going on to face Wymondham Town Ladies in the Final to be played at the FDC on Friday 27th April.

   Acle United started the match the stronger creating chances as they forced King’s Lynn back into their own half. It was the hosts however who opened the scoring midway through the 1st half the ball put into the back of the net by Oksana Imanalijeva. Acle United coming back into the tie to level the scores just before half-time captain Megan Todd making it 1-1. Acle United started the 2nd half as strongly as they had the 1st creating more opportunities in front of goal finally taking one in the 63rd minute midfielder Laura Holden scoring the goal to put them 2-1 ahead. Defending the lead Acle United had further chances but in the end held on for the 2-1 win to send them into their 3rd County Cup Final. 

Norfolk Women’s League Cup

 In another game postponed from last weekend it was also semi-final action from the Norfolk Women’s League Cup on Sunday a repeat of last season’s final with Thorpe United Ladies hosting current holders Bungay Town Ladies. The sides sharing a 7 goal thriller in the finish Bungay getting off to a great start were leading the game 3-1 at half-time. Thorpe United mounted a come back in the 2nd half scoring twice more to level the scores at 3-3 before Bungay came back to win the match 4-3 to reach their 2nd successive league cup final where they will play FC Sprowston Ladies on Sunday 6th May at Norwich United’s Plantation Park. Emily Leach netting twice for Bungay with a goal each for Nicola Hazell and Samantha Walker. Rebekah Lake, Shanice Sutton and Alice Smith on target for Thorpe United. 

Norfolk Women’s Division One

 In Norfolk Women’s Division One on Sunday, Emily Watts was making a welcome return to action for bottom side Long Stratton Ladies after over a year out of the game through injury. Jumped straight to the top of their goal scoring charts too as she netted a brace in the game for the side struggling at the bottom of the league. It was opponents Wymondham Town Ladies who came away from Long Stratton with all 3 points however as the scored 5 goals to take them up from 7th to 5th in the league table.

 Stalham Town Ladies 4th in the Division One table were at home to North Walsham Angels Ladies in a local derby on Sunday a close game between the side, Stalham edged the result 2-1 to claim all 3 points for their 5th league win of the season.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

 A piece of sad news to bring from Norfolk Women’s Division Two and that is the unfortunate folding of another club in the East, Toftwood United Ladies. A Dereham boy myself growing up it’s sad to hear. The club has struggled for numbers this season however and with the mens club also going it was on the cards. Wishing everyone involved with Toftwood all the best for the future and hope to see everyone continuing in the game somewhere in the future.

A hat-trick for Bure Valley Wildcats, Charlie Cooper on Sunday

  In Norfolk Women’s Division Two there were two matches played on Sunday. Fair to say it has taken Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies young side a little while to adapt to women’s football but after a tough start to life in the league the side has grown and developed well showing great form as they won their 3rd consecutive league match this Sunday to see the consolidate 4th position in the table. At home to Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies a strong 1st half saw Bure Valley Wildcats leading 3-0 at the break before going on to score another 5 in the 2nd half to win 8-0. Charlie Cooper top scoring in the match getting a hat-trick. Kiera Brown netting a brace along with a goal for Emma Macmillan her 1st goal this season, plus an own goal.

 Another young side getting to grips with life in Division Two are Gorleston Rangers Ladies were away to Freethorpe Ladies on Sunday. A 1-0 win for Gorleston Rangers in the reverse fixture back in December their 1st in the league. Winning last time out earned another point away from home this Sunday Chloe Bailey getting a brace in a 2-2 draw. Freethorpe’s goal coming from Andrea Colbrook and Kiera Squires. 

 

The Round-Up – Norfolk 25/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th February

Norfolk Women’s Division One

 

Sprowston Ladies, Victoria Leyer

A 3rd hat-trick in 5 league games for Victoria Leyer as Sprowston Ladies extended their lead at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division One to 6 points with a 4th straight league win at home to Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. The visitors travelling with less than a full side Sprowston capitalised with a good performance to see them fully in control of the game in the opening 45 minutes. Leyer getting another 3 goals moving onto 18 goals for the season has scored in all but 2 of Sprowston’s games so far this season. Rebecca Russell, Abbi Hutchin and Abi Nobbs also celebrating getting a goal each for Sprowston in the 1st half. Wymondham despite being short on numbers rallied 2nd half to hold their opponents 0-0 the points however won in the 1st half for Sprowston.

 

Thorpe United Ladies were back in league action after a three week spell without a game as they took on bottom side Long Stratton Ladies at home on Sunday. Having dropped to 4th in the Division One table, were leading 1-0 right up until the end of the match before they finally made the 3 points secure with a 2-0 win that moves them back into 3rd above Stalham Town Ladies. Remain undefeated and having just played 7 league games to date have a busy few weeks ahead. Alice Smith and Shanice Sutton scoring the goal for Thorpe United.

   In a mid-day kick-off 6th placed North Walsham Angles Ladies were hosting Fakenham Town Ladies 2nd bottom in the Division One table. Goals from Luci Middleton and Rachel Bussey putting North Walsham into a 2-0 half-time lead the hosts were pegged back in the 2nd half having to settle for a point as Fakenham came back to earn a draw, Rochelle Woods starting the game on the bench scoring twice to level the score to 2-2.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Three games in Norfolk Women’s Division Two on Sunday. Leaders FC Sprowston Ladies remain 3 points clear at the top as they extended their 100% record to 11 matches with a home win against mid-table Freethorpe Ladies. A brace for Katie Fray along with goals from Melissa Belsey, Joanna Davey and Charlie Head securing the 3 points with a 5-0 win. 

  2nd versus 3rd in Norfolk Women’s Division Two this Sunday saw Beccles Town Ladies keep the pressure up on leaders FC Sprowston Ladies with a narrow home win over Tavern Ladies. The hosts admitting it could easily have ended a draw the sides contesting a 1-1 draw in the 1st half Lucy Robbens with the goal for Beccles Town. Lucy Kean on target for Tavern Ladies the game was won in the 2nd half Beccles Town getting the goal Robbens with her 2nd to win the game 2-1 moving Beccles 8 points clear of 3rd placed Tavern.

Costessey Sports Ladies hadn’t played a game yet in 2018 as they struggled for numbers were at last able to get enough together on Sunday to play at home against Gorleston Rangers Ladies. The visitors have been involved in some high scoring matches of late this weekend no exception Costessey Sports putting in 4 goals against them Gorleston Rangers hit back at the other end to score 6 goals to come out on top in a 10 goal thriller to win their 3rd league game of the season taking the 3 points in 3 of their last 5 league games. Lauren Dennis grabbing herself a hat-trick there were goal too for Chloe Bailey, Abigail Bell and Zoe Waite. In 7th spot Gorleston Rangers a well involved in the mid-table battle now just 2 points between them and 4th placed Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 18/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th February

Norfolk Women’s Division One

With league leaders Bungay Town Ladies involved in the County Cup this weekend Sprowston Ladies level on points with them in 2nd place took full advantage to go back into the lead in Norfolk Women’s Division One on Sunday were away taking on North Walsham Angels Ladies. A brace from Victoria Leyer scoring goals in her 4th consecutive league match saw Sprowston leading 2-0 at half-time. North Walsham played well 2nd half creating chances to reduce the deficit just couldn’t get the goal they desired Sprowston getting the win and move 3 points clear at the top of the table. 

Stalham Town Ladies also move up the Norfolk Women’s Division One table in a tightly congested mid-table up to 3rd position with their 4th league win of the season. Away from home taking on bottom side Long Stratton Ladies this Sunday. The bare 11 for Long Stratton they held Stalham Town off in the 1st half the sides drawing 0-0. Stalham Town getting the better of the 2nd half taking the lead went onto to win the game 3-0.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Two games in Norfolk Women’s Division Two this Sunday and with leaders FC Sprowston Ladies not in action it was a chance for 2nd placed Beccles Town Ladies to close the gap at the top as they played away from home in a local derby with Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies the sides playing out a goalless 1st half a single goal in the 2nd half enough to see all 3 points won, Beccles Town moving to within 3 points of FC Sprowston thanks to another goal from Lucy Robbens her 15th of the season.

Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies had dropped as low as 7th in the Norfolk Women’s Division Two table, since then 2 successive wins have seen them climb up to 4th in the table the latest coming this Sunday away to Gorleston Rangers Ladies. An entertaining 1st half seeing the sides share 6 goals, Bure Valley Wildcats coming out on top leading 4-2. Went on to add a further 2 goals in the 2nd half to win the game 6-3. Keira Brown opening her Bure Valley Wildcats account last weekend with a 4 goal haul scoring a hat-trick this time around. Charlie Cooper also scoring a brace for the visitors, Carrie Last with Bure Valley Wildcats other goal. Chloe Bailey, Abigail Bell and Lauren Dennis on target with a goal each for Gorleston Rangers.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 11/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th February

Norfolk Women’s Division One

 The weather wasn’t too wonderful in Norfolk this Sunday some postponements saw a reduced fixture list as with most other county leagues across the East just 4 games played plenty of goals scored however as the tussle at the top of Division One remains very tight.

 With league leaders Bungay Town Ladies not in action, 2nd placed Sprowston Ladies took full advantage with a win at home to take them level on 22 points with the leaders. Hosting bottom side Long Stratton Ladies goals from Chelsea Brister and Rebecca Kirby along with a hat-trick for top scorer Victoria Leyer seeing Sprowston win the match 5-0 to put pressure on Bungay. 

  Gorleston FC Ladies returned to winning ways at the weekend picking up a good result away to Stalham Town Ladies to climb above them into 4th place in the Division One table. Goals from Rosie Cook, Sophie Gillett and Nicole Sheldrake securing a 3-1 win for Gorleston. All very tight in the middle of the table however with just 2 points separating the sides placed 4th to 7th.

   6th and 7th met at the weekend ended up swapping places in the Division One table sharing 10 goals between them. Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves hosting North Walsham Angels Ladies. Emily Anderson, Gemma Hamilton-Rout, Louise Hamilton-Rout and Sally Hammerton all on the scoresheet for the home side despite scoring 4 goals however it wasn’t enough to take anything from the game as North Walsham hit six into the back of their opponents net to win the game 6-4! Emma Faux with a brace, there were goals to for Charlotte Darvill, Mary-Ann Hoy, Luci Middleton and Hannah Sturman.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Just the one game played in Norfolk Women’s Division Two at the weekend a good result for Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies at home as they recorded their 3rd league win of the season against Freethorpe Ladies to move up a spot back into 6th place in the table. Keira Brown scoring her 1st goals for Bure Valley Wildcats since joining the club earlier in the season, finding the back of the net for 4 out of the home sides 5 goals, Carrie Last also on target in a 5-1 win. Keira Squires with the 1st half goal for Freethorpe.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 04/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 4th February

Norfolk Women’s Division One

  A switch of venue saw Norfolk Division One leaders, Bungay Town Ladies travelling to 3rd placed Thorpe United Ladies on Sunday the hosts back in league action for the 1st time since the opening weekend of 2017. Games in hand on Bungay, Thorpe trail the league leaders by 9 points but have played 3 games less. A challenge with Bungay undefeated in league and cup since the start of October. The hosts taking a 2-1 lead into the half-time break thanks to goals from Nicola Hazell and Samantha Walker. Thorpe got a goal back in the 2nd half to see the sides take a share of the points their goals coming from captain Rebekah Lake and Shanice Sutton. Bungay lead the table by 3 points.

 In between Thorpe and Bungay 2nd placed Sprowston Ladies maintain their great league form too winning away to Gorleston FC Ladies the visitors though were trailing 2-1 at half-time with Samantha Hunn and Sophie Gillett finding the back of the net for Gorleston. Sprowston came back to win it in the 2nd half, Victoria Leyer scoring in the 1st half going on to net a hat-trick to see Sprowston to a 3-2 victory.

    Stalham Town Ladies are the big movers in the Division One table this weekend climbing up from 6th to 4th with an away win on Sunday against Fakenham Town Ladies. A single goal enough to secure all 3 points scored by Joanne Hooper.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

  In Norfolk Women’s Division Two, leaders FC Sprowston Ladies kept up their 100% start to the season as they recorded their 10th straight win at home to Bure Valley Wildcats on Sunday. A strong 1st half performance seeing them leading 5-1. Bure Valley Wildcats restricting their opponents to two more goals in the 2nd half to see Sprowston to a 7-1 win keeping them 6 points clear of 2nd placed Beccles Town Ladies. Charlie Head grabbing herself a brace in the match their were goals to for Melissa Belsey, Tammy Graves, Rebecca Kirby and Nicole Read. Juliette Kelly on target for Bure Valley Wildcats in the 1st half.

4 goals this Sunday for Beccles Town Ladies, Lucy Robbens

   That defeat sees Bure Valley Wildcats slip down a place to 7th in the Division Two table as Gorleston Rangers Ladies shared 8 goals at home to Toftwood United Ladies to win their 3rd game of the season. Ashleigh Cunningham and Lydia Hooper amongst the goal for Toftwood as they scored 3 times, Gorleston Rangers replying with 5 at the other end to seal the win.

    Beccles Town Ladies kept up their great league form this weekend just 1 defeat from 9 played on the road this Sunday taking on Freethorpe Ladies. Leading 3-1 at half-time went on to score twice more in the 2nd half to win 5-1 opening up a 5 point to 3rd placed Tavern Ladies. Lucy Robbens (pictured) the star of the show scoring 4 out of the 5 Beccles goals, Emily Coe also getting in the scoresheet. Rebecca White with the 1st half goal for Freethorpe.