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 Not a surprise as I guess it has been on the cards for a while Costessey Sports Ladies have withdrawn from the league have unfortunately struggled for numbers all season a new side this season a real shame they couldn’t get thing’s off the ground with their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.