Norfolk Weekly Wrap

Impetus‘ Darrell Allen provides his weekly round-up of all the women’s football action in Norfolk (6/9/22).

Above: Jess Horn hits a superb strike from 40 yards for Wroxham against Bowers and Pitsea. Photo: Hardy Scott Photos. 

It was another action packed Sunday across Norfolk with Norwich City, Wymondham Town, Wroxham, King’s Lynn Town, and Fakenham Town all in action. 

Norwich City made it 10 points from a possible 12 in their opening four games, drawing 2-2 at home to London Seaward in FA Women’s National League Division One South East. 

London Seawood took the lead on 27th minutes with a curling shot from the edge of the box by Suzy Davies before Alice Parker equalised for the hosts right on half time to send the teams in level at the break.

Above: Megan Todd in action for Norwich City against London Seaward on Sunday. Photo: Norwich City Women.

Norwich City thought they had won it when Natasha Snelling scored her seventh goal of the season on 84 minutes but there was a late twist in the tale when Jo Butler-Williams header past Bryony Williams in the home goal meant that the North East London side took home a share of the spoils.

It’s been a wonderful start to the season for Shaun Howes and his team and a sign of how far they are progressing as a club that they were disappointed to not win this game. 

Wymondham Town‘s tough start to life in tier four life continued with a 4-0 defeat at Chesham United. Millie Comgerton, Gemma Fraser, former Norwich City star Keunna Dill and Kate Bowers were scorers for the hosts on the day. Wymondham are still with out a point this season.

In the tier five Eastern Region Premier Division it was a disappointing day for both Wroxham and King’s Lynn Town. 

Above: Becky Russell battles away for Wroxham against Bowers and Pitsea. Photo: Hardy Scott Photos.

Wroxham played their part in a thrilling contest against Bowers and Pitsea at Trafford Park.

Amy Jacobs gave the visitors the lead on 21 minutes before Wroxham captain Jess Horn levelled things up emphatically on 42 minutes scoring from 40 yards out.

Kelsey Smith scored within a minute of the re start to regain the lead for Bowers and Pitsea before an own goal made it 3-1 to the visitors on 49 minutes. The rapid fire scoring start to the second half continued as Laura Densley reduced the deficit for the hosts just after the hour before Jessica Strizovic made it 4-2 to Bowers & Pitsea, sending the points went back to Essex. 

King’s Lynn Town were also beaten in tier five going down 4-0 at newly promoted AFC Sudbury. 

Above: Alice Collins, usually a midfielder, spent the whole of Sunday’s game in goal for King’s Lynn Town at AFC Sudbury. Photo: Richard Brown.

Alex Penny, Evie Creaton, Holly Kennard, and Caitlyn Charles were the AFC Sudbury scorers. However King’s Lynn battled hard with players missing and a special mention has to go to midfielder Alice Collins who stepped up and played in goal to fill the void left by missing players.

With team spirit and togetherness like this, better results won’t be far away for Alex Cook and his team.

In the tier six Eastern Region Division One North, Fakenham Town remain pointless losing 3-2 at St. Ives Town however that doesn’t tell the whole story.

A remarkable brace from 16-year-old Chloe Gravett gave Fakenham a two goal lead was just the tonic the Norfolk side needed and they thought they were going to kick start their season but a brace from Hannah Seymour-Shove and another from Freyja Bermudez all in the final 12 minutes saw St. Ives complete a remarkable comeback and get the victory. 

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