Norfolk Weekly Wrap

Darrell Allen provides his weekly round-up of all the women’s football action in Norfolk (31/1/23).

Above: Ellie Smith on the ball for Norwich City in their 3-0 defeat to London Seaward. Photo: Norwich City Women FC.

FA Women’s National League Division One South-East

Norwich City were beaten 3-0 at London Seaward. Rea Laudat scored a brace with Samantha Laza getting the other for the home side in this tier-four encounter.

Eastern Region Premier Division

Wroxham picked up a very much-needed three points with a 2-0 win over bottom-of-the-table Colney Heath. Goals from Hannah Waters and Lauren Bullard saw Joe Simpson’s team pick up a valuable victory.

Eastern Region Division One North

Fakenham Town went down to a narrow 2-1 defeat to Wootton Blue Cross in the battle of the bottom two in the tier six division. Chloe Gravett scored for Fakenham, but goals from Elena Lancaster and Kelly Sutton saw Blue Cross do enough to claim all three points.

Norfolk Women’s Cup Third Round

Tier eight King’s Lynn Soccer Club caused a cup shock by winning 4-3 at Stalham Town from the league above in the one remaining Norfolk Women’s Cup tie left over from the recent bad weather. Kelsey Ramm netted a hat trick with Taeya Mayes getting their other goal. Stalham’s goals came courtesy of Emma MacMillan and a brace from Katie Clarke.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Cup Quarter-Finals

Above: University of East Anglia reached the semi-finals with a 2-0 win at Bungay Town. Photo: UEA WFC

In the day’s most entertaining quarter-final, Long Stratton took Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers to extra time after a 2-2 draw. Emma Allsopp and Maryanne Hoy scored for Long Stratton with Chelsea Brister and Shanice Sutton scoring for Rovers.

Dussindale and Hellesdon took the game by the scruff of the neck in extra-time and Shanice Sutton added a further two goals to complete her hat trick with Georgina Belton also finding the net. It was eventually a comprehensive win for Dussindale and Hellesdon but Long Stratton will take a lot of heart that they took the division’s league leaders to extra time.

University of East Anglia are also through to the final four after seeing off Bungay Town 2-0 away from home with Ella Burnley scoring both.

Thetford Town also progressed to the semi-finals with a 2-1 win over Sprowston. Rebecca White and Melissa Boulton scored for Thetford who led 2-0 but Sprowston halved the deficit in the second half period thanks to a goal from Lyla Studd. However, it wasn’t enough and Thetford won the tie.

In the day’s other tie, Caister faced an awkward-looking trip to the only remaining tier eight side, Blofield United. However, the visitors dealt with this tie with a professional and triumphed 5-0 win with four goals from Leah Brown and the other from Ellie Hills.

Above: Caister (blue) were 5-0 winners at Blofield United. Match action from their Quarter Final win. Photo: Hardy Scott Photos.

Norfolk Women and Girls Plate First Round

Aylsham were 5-1 winners over North Walsham thanks to a hat trick from Sophie Lubbock and other goals from Hannah Claughton and Carly Allum. Paige Samwell scored North Walsham’s only goal of the afternoon.

Beccles Town were 4-1 winners over Horsford thanks to a brace from Lola Barber King and a goal each from Elisha Bower and Mia Wilson. Emily Venebles was Horsford’s name on the scoresheet.

Freethorpe were also 4-1 winners on the road at Bulldogs FC. Viktorija Miglane scored a hat-trick, with Kiera Squires adding the other. Sophie Price scored for Bulldogs.

In the day’s remaining game, Thorpe St. Andrew continued their fine season with a 6-0 win at Shrublands. A brace from Ellen Boucher plus further goals from Poppy Le-Beau, Natasha Frankland, and Tabitha Mileham saw Tony Allen’s team claim an emphatic victory.

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