The Round-Up – Norfolk 05/02/17

The Round-Up

Norfolk – Sunday 5th February

Norfolk Ladies League Cup

A cup weekend in Norfolk with both the quarter finals of the Norfolk Ladies League Cup being played aswell as the 1st Round of the Norfolk Ladies League Plate a competition that saw it’s 1st outing last season with North Walsham Angels Ladies lifting the trophy. 

  This time around North Walsham Angels Ladies had reached the quarter finals of the League Cup competition and faced a tough away game against Division One leaders, Thorpe United Ladies who remain undefeated in all competitions so far this season. Having already reached the semi-finals of the County Cup, Thorpe United made it a double semi-final appearance as they ran out 4-1 winners.

Was another all Division One meeting in the quarter finals of the League Cup on Sunday with Brandon Town Ladies travelling east to play Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies. Brandon Town ran out 2-1 winners to book their spot in the semi-finals all the goals coming in the 1st half. In the other quarter final due to be played this weekend Division One side Bungay Town Ladies were awarded the win against Division Three side East Coast Ladies. The last remaining quarter final is due to be played on the 19th of February and featured an all Division Two clash between leaders Gorleston FC Ladies and Stalham Town Ladies.

The draw for both the semi-finals of the League Cup and the quarter finals of the League Plate were made live on twitter this Tuesday evening and the semi-finals for the League Cup will be,

Bungay Town Ladies v Brandon Town Ladies

Thorpe United Ladies v Gorleston FC Ladies or Stalham Town Ladies

the ties scheduled to be played Sunday 12th March.

Norfolk Ladies League Plate

On to the League Plate, 12 sides entered into the draw with, Division One side Fakenham Town Ladies, Bohemians Ladies from Division Two and Toftwood United Ladies and Cromer Town Ladies, both from Division Three given a bye to the quarter finals. The other 8 sides paired up in the 1st Round. 

  A cup upset in the 1st Round of the Plate too with one of the sides favourites to reach the final knocked out. Division One side Aylsham FC Ladies were at home playing Tavern Ladies from Division Three. Aylsham looked comfortable at half-time leading 2-0. Tavern came back 2nd have to draw 2-2 after the 90 forcing the game into extra-time where the side from Dereham went on to score the winning goal to send them into the quarter finals.

 The opposite between the other Division One versus Division Three 1st Round tie with King’s Lynn Town Ladies 2nd in Division One travelling to play Division Three leaders, Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves. Josie Turner scoring twice in the 1st half, with Millie Hopkisson and captain Shelley Woods also on target seeing the visitors lead 4-0 at half time. Same score in the 2nd half as Becky Russell scored to make it 5-0, Turner went on to complete her hat-trick, with a brace from Woods seeing her also bag another hat-trick in an 8-0 victory.

Plenty of goals two in the all Division Two tie between Sprowston Ladies and Long Stratton Ladies 3rd and 2nd in the league, Long Stratton beat Sprowston 3-2 at home last Sunday in the league, scored 3 goals this time around too with Charlie Head netting a brace along with a goal for Dani Steward. It wasn’t enough however as Sprowston hit double that amount into their opponents goal to reach the quarter finals with a 6-3 win.

Briston Wanderers Ladies from Division Two are also into the League Plate quarter finals after they beat Division Three side Freethorpe Ladies with a comfortable 9-0 win.

The draw for the Norfolk Ladies League Plate is as follows,

Sprowston Ladies v Fakenham Town Ladies

Toftwood United Ladies v Tavern Ladies

King’s Lynn Town Ladies v Cromer Town Ladies

Briston Wanderers Ladies v Bohemians Ladies

ties scheduled to be played Sunday 12th March.