Sunday 15th September
Norfolk Women’s Division One
10 of the 11 sides in action this Sunday in Norfolk Women’s Division One as we enter the 2nd weekend of the season. Bungay Town Ladies looking strong at the start of the season. Their squad strengthened are scoring plenty of goals. Unbeaten in pre-season taking that form into the Women’s FA Cup and then the league itself beginning with a 10-0 win over Fakenham Town Ladies last Sunday were at home this weekend hosting newly promoted Freethorpe Ladies. Leanne Smith in hot goal scoring form right now 8 goals in her last two matches scored another 4 this Sunday against Freethorpe. Selina Rowland and Charlotte Power both getting on the scoresheet too in a comfortable 6-0 win.
Also making it two wins from two to start the season are Thorpe United Ladies, the defending champions beating newly promoted Long Stratton Women 9-1 on the opening day at home to Sprowston Ladies who themselves won well on the opening day beating Thetford Town Ladies 7-0. A much closer game between the pair with Thorpe United leading 1-0 at half-time. That goal crucial as both scored twice in the 2nd period seeing Thorpe clinch a 3-2 victory. Sophie Jermy, Alice Ladbrooke and Rebekah Lake with the Thorpe goals. Victoria Leyer, Sprowston’s top scorer last season with both the goals for the visitors.
A 100% winning start to the season too for newly promoted Tavern Ladies, the Dereham based side beginning the season with a 2-1 win away to Sprowston Athletic Ladies. Were at home this weekend on Scarning Playing Fields taking on last season’s Division Two Champions, Taverham United Ladies. The young side winning the title in their debut season, Taverham sat out the opening weekend. Now making their Division One bow, Tavern have goals in their side the primary sources last season Atlanta Griffith and Katie Hart-Copsey who reached 50 goals. Both were on target this weekend with a goal each enough to beat Taverham 2-1 to collect another 3 points. Rebecca Sutton scoring her first of the season for Taverham.
Both losing their opening game of the season Thetford Town Ladies newly promoted were hosting Sprowston Athletic Ladies in Division One on Sunday. Both looking for their first points of the season Thetford Town got themselves into a 3-1 lead with Laura Martins on target for a brace along with a goal for Kerri Griffiths. Sprowston Athletic coming back to win the game in the 2nd half scoring 4 more to win the game 5-3. Rachel Bussey opening her account with a hat-trick, Kate Morris scoring her first goals on the season on target for a brace.
Losing 9-1 on their return to Division One against champions Thorpe United on the opening day Long Stratton Women were away to Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves this Sunday who had begun the season wit a 2-0 win against Freethorpe Ladies. Long Stratton with a better performance this time around coming away with the 3 points winning the game 4-1 with goals for Samantha Walker, Beth Stratton, Charlie Head and Megan Champion. Rebecca Carver scoring the Wymondham goal.
Norfolk Women’s Division Two
Two matches played in Norfolk Women’s Division Two this Sunday with two new sides making their league debut. Norfolk Walsham Angels Ladies returning to the women’s game after the previous side folded at the end of the 2017/18 season. A new look Angels side beginning the new campaign a youthful side they were away to Red Rose Ladies also new to the league this season. A 5-1 loss against Mulbarton in their first game in the league, Red Rose found North Walsham equally tough opponents as the visitors started life in Division Two with a 7-1 win. No info as yet on the North Walsham goalscorers.
Also making their Division Two bow were Thorpe United Ladies new Reserves side. The club having formed at youth level and grown with a strong woman’s side winning the Division One title a Reserves side will be a huge asset to the club going forwards and add to it’s continued growth. Horsford Women their opponents the visitors only formed last season themselves a tough debut campaign a narrow 2-1 defeat to Stalham Town Ladies to start their season. The pair drawing 1-1 at the break it was Horsford who were celebrating their first win of the season at the final whistle clinching a 2-1 win Robyn Nash and Ella Wright the goalscorers. Very early days yet with only two sides having played two matches and Waveney Ladies and Hockering Ladies yet to begin in the league.