Norfolk Weekly Wrap

Darrell Allen provides his weekly round-up of all the women’s football action in Norfolk (7/2/23).

Above: Norwich City’s Natasha Snelling celebrates her hat trick after the match against Queen’s Park Rangers. Photo: Norwich City Women FC.

FA Women’s National League Division One South East

A month of home fixtures for Norwich City kicked off with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Queen’s Park Rangers. A hat trick from Natasha Snelling and one from Freya Symonds gave the Canaries the points. Brogan Moore, Kasha Petit, and Grace Stanley scored for the visitors.

Eastern Region Premier Division

Above: Jodie Hopkins (right), captain of King’s Lynn Town in action against Colney Heath
Photo: Tim Smith

King’s Lynn Town suffered a disappointing home defeat as Colney Heath ran out 1-0 winners at The Walks. Kiera Ward scored the only goal of the game.

Eastern Region Division One North

Above: Shelly Woods (right) in action for Fakenham Town in their win at Haverhill Rovers.
Photo: Sean Doyle.

Fakenham Town will be very pleased to record an away win with a 2-1 success at Haverhill Rovers. Sophie Lubbock scored a brace for the Norfolk side with Jordan Sillitoe scoring for Haverhill.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Division One

Thetford Town recorded a 5-0 win over Beccles Town at Mundford Road. Two from Kamile Omeleviciute plus further strikes from Rebecca White, Hannah Rogers, and an own goal saw Luke Pickford claim his first league win as Thetford Town boss.

Long Stratton and University of East Anglia shared the spoils in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Manor Road. Luci Middleton bagged two for Long Stratton whilst UEA had Ella Burnley and Maddison Goodenough to thank for the goals that saw them share the spoils.

Bungay Town recorded an impressive 3-0 win at Sprowston thanks to goals from Lauren Goulder, Lauren Purling, and Phoebe Wakefield.

Above: Ella Burnley (left) is fouled to win a penalty as University of East Anglia draw 2-2 at Long Stratton. Photo: Hardy Scott Photos.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Division Two

North Walsham Town recorded an eye-catching 2-1 win away at higher-ranked Mulbarton Development. Stella Fletcher Helps and Fiona-May Swanson scored for North Walsham with Amber Ovens netting for Mulbarton.

Aylsham recorded a 9-0 win at Horsford with their captain Jordan Arnoup scoring six, Hannah Claughton getting a brace and Sophie-Jayne O’Connor adding the other.

Blofield United were 4-1 winners at Gorleston thanks to a pair from Bailey Duffield with Lola Eadie and Scarlett Royden adding the others. Sienna Saunders scored for Gorleston.

There was an eight-goal thriller at Freethorpe as they saw off Bulldogs 5-3. Viktorija Miglane and Olivia Sutton scored two each with Beth Cornwall also getting her name on the scoresheet. Niamh Underhill with two, and Bethany Seymour, were the Bulldogs’ scorers.

Norfolk Women and Girls Plate Cup First Round

Stalham Town were 11-0 winners at FC Viking Valkyries. Emma MacMillan scored six with Emma Gillespie getting three and Megan Swain and Abigail Gower scoring the others to seal Stalham Town’s place in the next round.

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