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.