Impetus’ Darrell Allen provides his weekly round-up of all the women’s football action in Norfolk (22/12/22).
Above: Lyla Studd was instrumental with two goals as Sprowston beat Stalham Town 4-0. Photo: Hardy Scott Photos.
Due to the wintry conditions and the World Cup Final, there were only two games taking place on Sunday afternoon with Sprowston hosting Stalham Town in the tier seven Norfolk Women and Girls League Division One, and Blofield entertaining Thorpe St. Andrew in Norfolk Women and Girls League Division Two.
Sprowston welcomed Stalham to their home ground at Open Academy and eventually won the game comfortably 4-0. Lyla Studd was the star of the show with two goals, Anais Winney also got on the scoresheet and Sprowston’s other goal was courtesy of an own goal.
This wasn’t the comfortable win it looked on paper, as Stalham continuously caused Sprowston problems through the contest and if they continue to play to the same high standard they will pick up points before long.
The day’s other contest was a local derby between Blofield United and Thorpe St. Andrew with the two teams’ home pitches just under half a mile apart.
Thorpe St. Andrew asserted their authority on this contest and led 2-0 at the break thanks to goals in the 33rd and 38th minutes from Poppy Le-Beau and Sarah Rooke respectively. Emily Warnes put the visitors in a commanding position when she made it 3-0 five minutes after the re-start.
Blofield got two goals back through Elsie Downer and Freya Stewart-Miles but Thorpe St Andrew did enough to hold on for the win and make it six games unbeaten in the league.