Darrell Allen provides his weekly round-up of all the women’s football action in Norfolk (14/2/23).
Above: Katie Knights (right) in action for Norwich City against Hashtag United. Photo: Norwich City Women.
FA Women’s National League Division One South-East
It was an afternoon to forget for Norwich City who were thrashed 7-1 at home by league leaders Hashtag United. Grace Gillard and Katherine Nutman bagged a brace each with Samantha Rowland, Kelly Wealthall, and Hayley Nest added to the tally to see the visitors claim a comfortable win. Olivia Cook scored a consolation goal on a disappointing day for the Norfolk side.
Eastern Region Premier Division
Wroxham blew a 2-0 lead to end the afternoon pointless at Trafford Park after a 4-2 loss to AFC Sudbury. Two goals from Hannah Waters had given the Yachtswomen the lead but Evie Creaton, Phoebe Guiver, and Holly Kennard with two saw AFC Sudbury take a well-deserved win.
King’s Lynn Town went down 4-1 away to Stevenage despite an encouraging first-half performance. Stevenage had Amy Gooderham, Katie White, Erin Price, and Becky Shephard to thank for the goals in their win with Samara Nche replying for King’s Lynn Town.
Eastern Region Division One North
Fakenham Town were beaten 1-0 at home by St. Ives Town. A solitary goal from Annie Possnett saw the points head back to Cambridgeshire with the visitors.
Norfolk Women and Girls League Division One
The day’s headline makers in Division One were Stalham Town who picked up their first points of the season with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Sprowston. Carla Coleman, Abigail Gower, and Emma Macmillan scored for Stalham with Anais Winney and Lois Wright replying for Sprowston.
Leaders Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers recorded a 6-2 win over Bungay Town. Shanice Suttton scored an incredible five goals with Victoria Leyer adding the other. Selina Rowland and debut-maker Zoe Cossey scored the Bungay goals.
Mulbarton Belles recorded a 2-0 win over the University of East Anglia (UEA) thanks to Sophie Jermy’s and Rebekah Lake’s goals. UEA were reduced to ten for more than 80 minutes due to a seventh-minute red card to Lucy Gooding for handling on the line.
Long Stratton were 4-1 winners at Beccles Town thanks to a brace from Luci Middleton and other goals from Summer Copland and Katie Ransome-Farmer. Beccles’ goal came from Mia Rose.
Norfolk Women and Girls League Division Two
Aylsham were 3-0 winners at home to King’s Lynn Soccer Club thanks to two goals from captain Jordan Arnoup, and one from Chelsea Crowley.
Gorleston recorded a 3-1 win at Bulldogs FC through strikes from Kelsi Adams, Megan Bartlett and Rebecca Waters. Kirsty Turner netted for the hosts.
Freethorpe recorded an impressive 2-0 away win at FC Viking Valkyries thanks to a brace from Viktorija Miglane.
Mulbarton Belles Development were comprehensive 6-0 winners at Shrublands. Two each for Lucy Kean and Jade Telfer as well as goals for Maria Sosnina and Charlotte Groves saw the visitors take all three points.
A Kiera Brown goal was enough to continue North Walsham’s fine form as they recorded a 1-0 victory at Thorpe St. Andrew.
Norfolk Women and Girls League Sevens Division One
Kirkley and Pakefield were 2-0 winners over Horsford thanks to goals from Sue-Lyn King and Maria Palmer.
Rockland United were 5-1 winners over University of East Anglia. A brace from Rebecca Humphreys, one each from Leanne Warnes and Lisa Boyle, as well as an own goal were the scorers for the hosts and UEA had Holly Buck to thank for their reply.
Norfolk Women and Girls League Sevens Division Two
Great Yarmouth were 1-0 winners over Red Rose thanks to a goal from Ellie Reeder. Taverham won 6-0 at Loddon United with Keri Boorman, Kiera Braithwaite, Rebecca Kirby, Kate Morris, and Katie Fry (2) getting on the scoresheet.