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The Round-Up – Norfolk 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

Norfolk Women’s Division One

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

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

Two goals for Thorpe United Ladies captain, Rebekah Lake

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

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

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

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

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

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

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

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

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

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

The Round-Up – Norfolk 02/12/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 2nd December

  It’s a piece of sad news to bring you from the NWGFL league this week, with Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies with drawing from Division Two. A shame to see but not surprising, unfortunately have been struggling to field a full side since the start of the season and have only played a handful of fixtures. This sees some adjustment to the league table. No doubt the highlight of their spell being the achievement of reaching the Suffolk Women’s County Cup Final in the 2105/16 season and getting to play at Ipswich Town FC’s, Portman Road. Kirkley & Pakefield have a strong youth set-up and hopefully one day women’s football will return. Wishing everyone involved with the club all the best for the future.

Norfolk Women’s Division One

  On to the football played this Sunday and it was a return to league action in the county after a two week break for the cup competitions. The weather playing it’s part affecting the fixtures just 5 games played overall. One game from Division One. Beccles Town Ladies hosting Aylsham Ladies on Sunday both side supporting the Rainbow Laces campaign. It was a good point earned for Beccles Town as they held 2nd placed Aylsham to a goalless draw.

Norfolk Women’s League Cup

  Division One leaders. Thorpe United Ladies were in action in the League Cup this Sunday, a trip to Division Two newcomers, Thetford Town Ladies in the 2nd Round of the competition. Thorpe in good form at the start of this season carrying that on into the cup too strong for a willing Thetford side on the day. Chloe Young moving ahead in the goal scoring charts for Thorpe has 8 now as she found the back of the net for 5 goals. A brace for Laura Hedtke is one behind on 7 for the season. Joanne Hooper scoring a hat-trick with Molly Young also on target with a brace in a 12-1 win. Laura Martins with the 2nd half goal for Thetford.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

 Three matches played in Division Two this Sunday, some adjustment to the table following the withdrawal of Kirkley & Pakefield. Taverham Ladies with an unbeaten start to the season are in 2nd place in the table won big at home on Sunday to bottom side Bulldogs Ladies. Chloe Hall giving her goals scored a massive boost as she scored a double hat-trick on Sunday for Taverham moving onto 7. Abbie Walker has 16 goals to her name scoring 5 on Sunday, Rebecca Sutton, Taverham’s top scorer getting a hat-trick has 19 goals. with both Tiegan Robinson and Maya Lawlor scoring two each in an 18-0 result. Bulldogs with just the 9 available.

   A six point gap down to 3rd spot and the chasing pack, amongst them Freethorpe Ladies who secured the 3 points on Sunday to climb up to 4th spot in the Division Two table. Their 4th win of the season coming away to Horsford Women. Scoring 2 goals in each half, Claire Garner getting a brace with a goal a piece for Laura-Jayne Peachment and Andrea Colbrook seeing Freethorpe win 4-0.

   Very tight in the top half of the Division Two table, Gorleston Rangers Ladies are just a point behind Freethorpe in 6th place as they themselves secured a 4th league win of the campaign on Sunday away to Hockering Ladies. Rachel Adams scoring 5 times for Gorleston Rangers takes over as top scorer with 9 to her name now. Abbie Pogmore also getting a goal. Gorleston Rangers running out 7-2 winners, Abigail Bell also on the scoresheet with her first goal of the season. Amy Bambridge and Leah Hall the goalscorers for Hockering.




The Round-Up – Norfolk 11/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th November

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Thorpe United Ladies continue winning in Norfolk Women’s Division One their gap at the top 7 points, as they claimed a 2nd successive 3 point haul against opponents, Beccles Town Ladies this Sunday. A 6-0 win away from home last Sunday, Thorpe were on home soil this time leading 1-0 at half-time the home side went on to score twice more in the 2nd half to win the game 3-0 and make is 7 wins from 8 played. Captain Rebekah Lake netting a brace along with a goal for midfielder Laura Hedtke sealing the win.

   Two points from their last 3 league games has seen 2nd placed Aylsham Ladies lose ground on the leaders in Division One. Got back to winning ways this Sunday at home up against, Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves. Sophie Lubbock scoring all three of Aylsham’s goals as they ran out 3-1 winners. Lubbock top scoring for Aylsham on 7 goals so far this season.

   A very tough start to the season for defending champions, Bungay Town Ladies, struggling for both numbers and injury woes the combination had seen them lose thier opening 5 league matches bottom of the Division One table were away to 4th placed Sprowston Ladies this Sunday. At last a little light as they earned their 1st point of the season, Bungay going into the lead scoring in the first half, Selina Rowland on target. Sprowston coming back in the 2nd half to level the scores through defender, Calista Tink to see them take a share of the points.

Calista Tink equalising for Sprowston Ladies in the 2nd half.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

 A weekend off for Fakenham Town Ladies last Sunday saw them surrender the lead in Norfolk Women’s Division Two with unbeaten Taverham United Women moving to the top of the pile. It was Taverham themselves who saw their game away to Tavern Ladies called off due to a water-logged pitch this Sunday, Fakenham with a 100% record so far with 6 wins from 6 a chance to return to the top as they took on Horsford Women away from home. A 3-0 lead for the visitors at half-time went on to score another 4 in the 2nd period to win 7-0. Both, Fanny Danskanen and Jennifer Codman scoring a hat-trick a piece their was also a goal for captain, Sian Sands.

There were comfortable wins elsewhere in Division Two on Sunday. Third placed Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies. Ending a run of 3 successive defeats Bure Valley Wildcats have now won 3 in a row to climb the table. Were at home on Sunday playing Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies. A comfortable 4-0 lead at half-time doubled that scoreline in the 2nd half to win 8-0. Charlie Cooper hitting a brace moves to 14 goals for the season as does Kiera Brown also getting a goal. Carrie Last scoring twice has 8 for the season. Molly Ferguson getting on the scoresheet too along with first goals of the season for Willow Locke and Lalaine Davey.

  Dropping points in their last two league matches 4th placed Long Stratton Ladies got back to winning ways on Sunday with a crushing win away to bottom side Bulldogs Ladies. Samantha Walker scoring 7 goals in the game their was a double hat-trick too for Charlie Head. Emily Watts scoring a brace along with a goal for Beth Stratton in a 16-0 win for the visitors. Bulldogs kept going despite the scoreline and a shortage of players.

  A shortage of players too for Hockering Ladies to on Sunday as they travelled to Freethorpe Ladies with just the 9 available. Freethorpe with the numerical advantage getting the better of their opponents to win for the 3rd time this season and climb back up into 6th position. Leading 5-0 at half-time, added 5 more in the 2nd period to win the game 10-0. Laura-Jane Peachment top scoring in the game with a hat-tick her 1st goals of the season. Both Kiera Squires and Andrea Colbrook scored two each with goals too for Claire Garner and Amy Barbour. Samantha Greenland also on the scoresheet with her 1st of the season.

 




The Round-Up – Norfolk 04/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 4th November

Norfolk Women’s Division One

A big win away from home on Sunday see’s Thorpe United Ladies open up a 7 point lead at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division One. 6 wins from 7 games now were at Beccles Town Ladies. A good 1st half performance seeing Thorpe leading 4-0 went on to add two more goals 2nd half to seal a 6-0 result. Chloe Young scoring her 1st goals of the season from Thorpe completing a hat-trick. Victoria McNorton also on target with two goals her first strikes of the season with captain, Rebekah Lake also getting on the scoresheet.

   Losing away to Thorpe last weekend their 1st defeat of the season, 2nd placed Aylsham Ladies were on the road again this Sunday taking on Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves. Amber Mayhew and Hannah Sturman scoring for the visitors Aylsham, Wymondham responding with two goals of their own to see the points shared in a 2-2 draw.

  That 1st elusive win of the season came last Sunday for Sprowston Athletic Ladies, following promotion to Division One, a 4-0 home win against Bungay Town Ladies. Scored 4 at home again this Sunday to record a 2nd successive win, albeit they were run much closer by opponents, 3rd placed Gorleston FC Ladies. The visitors taking an early lead, Sprowston getting back on level terms a shot from outside the box bringing a goal for Rachel Bussey. Gorleston retaking the lead just before the half-time whistle. Katie Fray heading home from a corner kick saw Sprowston draw level again early in the 2nd half. The home side going on to take the lead in the 70th minute Rebecca Kirby making it 3-2 with her first goal of the season. A dramatic final 5 minutes saw Gorleston get it back to 3-3 only to concede straight from the restart Melissa Belsey with the shot to make it 4-3 an win the game for Sprowston, Just 5 points separate the sides placed 2nd to 6th. 

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

 New leaders in Norfolk Women’s Division Two after Sunday’s results with Fakenham Town Ladies not in action 2nd placed Taverham United Women took full advantage maintaining their unbeaten start with a 6th straight win to move into top position. Taverham were at home taking on Thetford Town Ladies on Sunday. Goals for Caitlyn Arnup, Chloe Hall, Laura Jones and Rebecca Sutton seeing Taverham score 4 times to claim the 3 points with a 4-2 victory. Thetford Town’s goalscorers, Shannon Richardson and Laura Martins.

 A big win away from home on Sunday sees Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies climb up to 3rd in the Division Two table, their opponents Horsford Women who came into the game off the back of their 1st ever league win, back to earth with a bump this Sunday, Bure Valley scoring plenty of goals this season claimed a 2nd double figure win of the season. Kiera Brown and Charlie Cooper both scoring hat-tricks have 25 goals between them now. Carrie Last and Anya Sadler both hitting a brace, their were goals to for Juliette Kelly and Molly Ferguson, the final score 12-0.

   Tavern Ladies slip to 4th in the Division Two after they drew away from home with 5th placed Long Stratton Ladies on Sunday. A high scoring contest between the sides as they shared 8 goals between them. Tavern with the lead at the half-time interval 3-1 up, Long Stratton coming back 2nd half went on to take a 4-3 lead themselves before Tavern hit back late on to level the scores a 4-4. Katie Hart-Copsey with a brace for Tavern, Atlanta Griffith and Rianna Stott also on target with a goal. Emily Watts netting twice for Long Stratton  their other goals scored by Samantha Walker and Nadia Child.

 A 3rd win of the season sees Gorleston Rangers Ladies over haul this Sunday’s opponents Freethorpe Ladies to move into the top half of the Division Two table. At home goals from Chloe Ashton, Abbie Pogmore and Zoe Waite secured a 3-1 win for Gorleston. Robyn Steele scoring for Freethorpe.

  Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies were playing just their 2nd league game of the season Difficulties getting a side early on their previous fixture resulting in a narrow defeat they were on the right end of the result this time around. Hosting Thetford side, Bulldogs Ladies the sides were drawing 1-1 at half-time. Kirkley & Pakefield finding the winning goal in the 2nd half to win 2-1 and earn their 1st points of the season. Ineta Omeleviciute scoring the goal for Bulldogs.




The Round-Up – Norfolk 28/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th October

Norfolk Women’s Division One

 The top two in Norfolk Women’s Division One met for the first time this season on Sunday, with leaders Thorpe United Ladies taking on 2nd placed Aylsham Ladies at home. Both sides dropping points last time out a fortnight ago, Thorpe losing for the first time this season whilst Aylsham winning their opening 3 matches drew 2-2 to Sprowston Ladies. Aylsham with a game on Thorpe the gap 2 points going into the game. Aylsham with the narrow advantage at the half-time whistle leading the match 1-0. Thorpe the better side 2nd half despite Aylsham adding a 2nd goal a brace for Aneliese Smith along with a goal from midfielder Laura Hedtke seeing Thorpe to a 3-2 victory to open up a 5 point lead at the top of the table. Mary-Anne Hoy and Sophie Lubbock scoring the goals for Aylsham as they suffer their 1st loss of the season.

   Sprowston Ladies swap places with Beccles Town Ladies in the Division One table after they met on Sunday, Sprowston in 6th spot looking to build on their draw with Aylsham heading to 4th placed Beccles. Victoria Leyer making just her 2nd appearance of the season found the back of the net 23 times last season, finally opened her account this season scoring a hat-trick as Sprowston climb up to 4th spot courtesy of a 3-1 win. Emily Coe netting the goal for Beccles.

   The bottom two both without a league point going into the match met at the weekend, Sprowston Athletic Ladies hosting last season’s Champions, Bungay Town Ladies. A frustrating start to the season for both, Bungay not having the fortune nor squad they were blessed with last season. Sprowston Athletic newly promoted as Division Two Champions getting their 1st 3 point haul of the new season with a good result winning the match 4-0. Melissa Belsey, Rachel Bussey, Olivia Leggett and Kate Morris the goalscorers the latter pair both with their 1st goals of the season taking Sprowston Athletic off the bottom of the table.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

 Fakenham Town Ladies excellent start to the season in Norfolk Women’s Division Two continues as they record a sixth straight win to maintain there 100% winning start to the season. At home on Sunday welcomed Gorleston Rangers Ladies to Clipbush Park. A brace from Rochelle Woods, 1 from Fanny Dankskanen her 7th of the campaign and a first goal of the season for Tara Betts seeing the league leaders win 4-1. Lucy Witheridge getting on the scoresheet for Gorleston Rangers her 1st goal of the season.

   Taverham United Women newcomers to the league this season still unbeaten were at home this Sunday taking on Long Stratton Ladies who were defending a 100% winning start to the league campaign in Division Two themselves albeit their last league game played over a month ago. A close contest Taverham coming away with the 3 points to keep the pressure on leaders Fakenham, Katie Dunning scoring for the 1st time this season and Charlotte Hurren with the winning goals. Beth Stratton scoring the goal for Long Stratton as their winning start comes to an end.

  Long Stratton dropping to 5th in the Division Two table as Bure Valley Wildcats return to winning ways after 3 straight defeats in the league. That run ending at home on Sunday with Hockering Ladies the visitors. Bure Valley recording their 3rd win of the season a comfortable 7-0 result lifting them up from 6th.

    Plenty of goals to bring you from the final game to report on in Division Two from the weekend the bottom two meeting with Thetford side Bulldogs Ladies hosting Horsford Women. A tough start to life in the league with both suffering heavy defeats yet to get a point on the board. Horsford the side celebrating that achievement after the match. Had scored just 2 goals prior to this Sunday’s encounter a good first half that saw 9 goals scored had Horsford holding a 6-3 advantage, 4 of those goals coming in a purple patch right at the end of the half that saw nearly 10 minutes of stoppage time played. Bulldogs adding two further goals in the 2nd half, Horsford getting a 7th goal in the final 10 minutes with Elizabeth Moulton completing a hat-trick. Chantelle McTiernan having already acheived that feat for Horsford in the 1st half. Amanda Vincent the other goalscorer for Horsford finding the back of the net deep into 1st half stoppage time. Emma Johnson with a brace for Bulldogs, Sara-Jane Langford with her 1st goals of the season one from the penalty spot. Ineta Omeleviciute also getting her 1st of the season. 




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.