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.
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.