Sunday 29th September
Norfolk Women’s Division One
Despite the heavy rainfall at the start of the weekend it was good news on the whole for the county league fixtures with most surviving. In Norfolk there were 10 games played across both divisions with everyone off the mark at last. Thorpe United Ladies continuing their excellent start to the season making it 4 wins from 4 played clinching victory at home to Taverham United Ladies on Sunday. Captain Rebekah Lake in great scoring form too taking her tally to 11 goals from 4 played celebrating 4 goals in the game. Thorpe winning 5-1, Natasha Leversley the other goalscorer opening her account for the season. Teigan Robinson getting her first of the season for Taverham last season’s Division Two champions losing their opening two games in Division One.
Thorpe aren’t the only side making a 100% start to the season in Division One, Bungay Town Ladies losing ground due to involvement in the Women’s FA Cup last weekend back to winning ways with a 3rd straight win in the league at home to Sprowston Ladies a close match Bungay edging the result by a single goal Nicola Hazell with the goal to clinch the 3 points.
Also making a 100% winning start to life in Division One are newly promoted Tavern Ladies a trip down to Thetford this Sunday to take on fellow promoted side Thetford Town Ladies. The hosts short on numbers Tavern carrying a goal threat taking full advantage to rack up a double figure win, Lucy Kean top scoring in the match with a hat-trick. Atlanta Griffith and Katie Hart-Copsey both on the scoresheet with a brace each, with Nicole Costin, Meganne Smith and Victoria Fusco scoring their first goal s of the season in a 10-0 result.
Sprowston Athletic Ladies join fellow Sprowston side Sprowston Ladies on 6 points in mid-table in Norfolk Women’s Division One winning away to Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday, Laura Jenkins with her 2nd goal of the season and Lois Irving with her first goal of the season from Sprowston Athletic from the penalty spot seeing the club win their 2nd game of the season.
Also winning their 2nd game of the season and joining the Sprowston clubs on 6 points in mid-table are Long Stratton Women. The win coming away to fellow promoted sides Fakenham Town Ladies this Sunday. A heavy defeat for both on the opening day of the season bounced back to win their next games to get 3 points on the board, Long Stratton making in back to back wins winning the match 2-0. Karmen Harvey with the goals her 1st for the club.
Norfolk Women’s Division Two
A perfect start to life back in the 11 aside game for Stalham Town Ladies as they make it 3 wins from 3 at the beginning of the new campaign in Norfolk Women’s Division Two. At home to fellow newcomers Red Rose Ladies who are still looking for their first points of the season. Megan Swain making her first appearance for Stalham Town opening her season with a brace, their was also a first of the season for Sophie Jayne O’Connor and one for Amber Mayhew in a 4-1 victory.
A 2-1 loss at away to Hockering Ladies last time out Beccles Town Ladies were looking to bounce back with victory this Sunday at home to Horsford Women this weekend as they look to get back to Division One at the first attempt. Beccles enjoyed the better of the 1st half to hold a strong 4-0 lead. One more added in the 2nd period to seal a 5-0 victory, Lola Barber-King scoring her 2nd hat-trick of the season to have 6 from 2 appearances for Beccles. Elisha Bower with her first of the season along with Jordan Duke making her first appearance.
Hockering Ladies look a completely different side at the start of the new season winning their opening fixture at home to Beccles, bringing in plenty of new signings were away this Sunday playing Thetford Bulldogs who themselves were short on numbers just 8 listed. Hockering having often been short on numbers themselves last season taking full advantage. Olivia Baker opening her account for Hockering with a penalty last weekend rampant this weekend scoring a double hat-trick one in each half. Shelley Woods often amongst the goals when playing for King’s Lynn Town Ladies also scoring a first half hat-trick t open her Hockering account adding a 4th goal 2nd half. Jolene Ayrton also celebrating a tat-trick with her first goals of the season. Cerys Nicholas also getting on the scoresheet for the 2nd successive match with a brace Hockering scoring 15 didn’t have it all their own way however with Bulldogs managing to breach their defence for 3 goals. Rachael Barrett netting a hat-trick for the hosts.
Losing their opening game of the season Thorpe United Ladies new Reserves sides clinched their 1st win of the season last time out away to Mulbarton Belles. Made it back to back wins this Sunday at home against the new North Walsham Angles Ladies side. Joanne Hooper with her first of the season scoring in the 3rd minute. Emily Warnes also on target for Thorpe the half hour. Mia Calver adding a third goal for Thorpe in the 2nd half . North Walsham getting on the scoresheet through Rhiannon Holt going down 3-1.
Last to get off the mark in Norfolk Women’s Division Two, are new side Waveney Ladies playing their first league game this Sunday at home to Mulbarton Belles. The visitors making a winning start to the season suffering a number of injury blows since players playing with knocks too. Waveney making a winning start to life in women’s football, the 3 points won courtesy of a 2-0 result both goals coming in the first half.