Norfolk Weekly Wrap

Impetus’ Darrell Allen provides his weekly round-up of all the women’s football action in Norfolk (10/1/23).

Above: Rebecca Russell returned from injury in the FA Cup for Norwich City in their 1-0 defeat at Burnley. Photo: Norwich City Women FC.

Vitality Women’s FA Cup Third Round

Tier four Norwich City lost away to Burnley, a division above them in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier 1-0 at the County Ground in Leyland. Millie Ravening scored the only goal of the game for the hosts on thirteen minutes.

Eastern Region Premier Division

King’s Lynn Town earned an unexpected point as they ended leaders Luton Town’s 100% start to the season with a 1-1 draw at The Walks. Leyah Maddix gave Luton the lead just before the break but a second-half equaliser from Stephanie Powell for the hosts saw King’s Lynn Town claim a share of the spoils.

The day’s other Tier five match in Norfolk was abandoned at halftime by the referee due to the weather. Wroxham were leading Royston Town 2-1 at halftime thanks to goals from Rebecca Russell and Hannah Waters, with Natalie Richardson responding for the visitors.

Above: Celebrations at The Walks after Stephanie Powell equalised for Kings Lynn Town in their 1-1 draw with Luton Town. Photo: Tim Smith.

Eastern Region Division One North

In Tier six, Fakenham Town were well beaten on the road at Biggleswade United. Braces from Charlene Moreton and Marilyn Munagatire with Thea Black and Kayleigh Gray adding their own saw the visitors suffer a heavy 6-0 defeat.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Division One

In Tier Seven, leaders Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers won a thrilling game 3-2 at Caister making it eight wins from their opening nine games thanks to a couple of goals from Shanice Sutton and one from Victoria Leyer. Caister’s replies came from Leah Brown and Poppy Loveland.

Mulbarton Belles maintained their 100% winning start with a 7-1 victory at Beccles Town. Francesca Catchpole scored with Rebekah Lake and Sophie Jermy adding the other two. Grace Storey scored for the hosts.

In possibly the day’s most impressive Division One result, Sprowston won 4-0 away at Thetford Town thanks to goals from Olivia Leggett, Mollie O’Callaghan, Lyla Studd and Anais Winney.

Above: Victoria Leyer, scorer of one of Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers’ three goals in their victory at Caister. Photo: Hardy Scott Photos

Norfolk Women and Girls League Division Two

Thorpe St. Andrew became the first team to take points off leaders King’s Lynn Soccer Club this season as their match finished 3-3. Jordan Turner scored a hat-trick for the visitors but two goals from Emily Warnes and the other from Rebecca Sutton saw Tony Allen’s team earn a point.

Blofield United beat Bulldogs FC 5-1 thanks to four goals from Bailey Duffield and the other from Lucy Schug. Amber May got the goal for Bulldogs. Mulbarton Belles Reserves were 3-0 winners with goals from Lucy Kean, Natalie Merry, and Maria Sosnina. Freethorpe picked up a 3-1 win at Shrublands with goals from Viktorija Miglane (two) and Kiera Squires, with Lacey Andrews scoring for Shrublands. The weather was the winner in the match between Vikings and Aylsham as it was abandoned after 30 minutes with Aylsham leading 3-0.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Cup Second Round

Bungay Town from Tier seven defeated lower league North Walsham 3-0 with Lauren Golder, Lauren Purling, and Maddie Flatman as the scorers. They will now play the University of East Anglia at home in the quarter-finals.

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