The Round-Up – Norfolk 22/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd September

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Thorpe United ladies took full advantage of Bungay Town Ladies involvement in the Women’s FA Cup this Sunday to move 3 points clear at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division One. The pair both starting with back to back wins joint top along with Tavern Ladies going into the weekend. Thorpe defending the Division One title at home to Sprowston Athletic Ladies this Sunday. Another brace for captain Rebekah Lake sees her move onto 7 goals from 3 played. A brace to in the match for Aneliese Smith her first goals of the season for Thorpe. The hosts winning the game comfortably 5-0 with midfielder Laura Hedtke also on target for a goal.

A narrow defeat to Thorpe last Sunday Sprowston Ladies were aiming to bounce back at home to Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves this Sunday. A 2-0 advantage to the hosts at half-time Sprowston added a 3rd goal without reply in the 2nd half to move into 3rd in the Division One table ahead of Tavern Ladies. Victoria Leyer scoring a brace has 6 goals now from 3 played whilst there was a first goal of the season for Amee Kennett.

6 goals from 3 played for Sprowston Ladies. Victoria Leyer

 Fakenham Town Ladies suffered a heavy defeat at home in their opening game following their return to Norfolk Women’s Division One two weeks ago losing 10-0 against Bungay Town Ladies. Have had to wait a fortnight to have a chance to put things right. Were away to fellow promoted side Freethorpe Ladies this Sunday, two defeats to start their season in what would be a tough division this season. Fakenham making new additions to their squad over the close season came up against a dogged Freethorpe side who held Fakenham to a goalless draw at the break. Fakenham coming out on top to win their 1st points of the season 2nd half, Vicky Lubbock firing in a 30 yard screamer to open the scoring. Twin sister Sophie making it 2-0 heading in from a corner. Megan Spurrell also getting on the score sheet chipping the keeper to see the game won 3-0.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Three league games played in Norfolk Women’s Division Two this Sunday and new leaders in the fledgling table a host of new sides entering the league this season. Stalham Town Ladies making it 2 wins from 2 following their return to 11 a side football. A 2-1 away win against Horsford Women on the opening day. Back in action this weekend on the road to another returning name North Walsham Angels Ladies who recorded an opening 7-1 away victory last time out. A close contest between the pair settled by a single goal Stalham once again coming out on top in a narrow 2-1 win. Amber Mayhew credited with one of Stalham’s goal details a bit patchy on full time. Rhianne Hindle with her first of the season for North Walsham.

Stalham going top as Beccles Town Ladies having won their opening fixture 10-0 away to Bulldogs Ladies failed to bring anything home from their 2nd game of the season away to Hockering Ladies finally getting their season underway. A tough debut season for Hockering last year often struggling for numbers rode it out and have brought numbers in the squad looking stronger some useful additions and started well Beccles having the bare 11 available. A debut goal in women’s football for 16-year-old Cerys Nicholas along with a penalty dispatched by Olivia Baker seeing Hockering win their opening fixture 2-1. Megan Vincent scoring the goal for Beccles.

A host of sides now on 3 points still very early days in Division Two, Thorpe United Ladies new Reserves side going down 2-1 at home to Horsford Women in their league debut were away to fellow newcomers Mulbarton this Sunday, the visitors clinching the win to collect their first points of the season, Emily Warnes scoring for Thorpe in the first half. Chloe Mussen-Pipe celebrating a double in the 2nd half to see the game won 3-1. Nicole Read in the scoresheet for Mulbarton her first for the club.