Norfolk Weekly Wrap

Darrell Allen provides his weekly round-up of all the women’s football action in Norfolk (21/2/23).

Above: Rebekah Lake (right) scored twice in Mulbarton’s 4-0 win over Thetford Town. Photo: Hardy Scott Photos.

Norfolk Women’s Cup Quarter Finals

Norwich City recorded a 5-0 victory over King’s Lynn Town. Goals from Ellie Smith, Katie Knights, Ella Gambell, and a brace from Megan Todd saw the hosts claim a comfortable victory. 

Wroxham despatched Fakenham Town in impressive fashion winning 11-0 in a match played on a neutral ground at FDC Bowthorpe. Holly Connell and Hannah Waters netted hat-tricks with Zara O’Neill, Jennifer Codman, Lauren Bullard, Lara Densley, and Keela Olive rounding off the scoring.

Mulbarton Belles also progressed as they saw off a spirited Thetford Town 4-0 at Mulberry Park. Rebekah Lake scored twice with Francesca Catchpole and Emma Farmer adding the others.

Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers were 9-2 winners at King’s Lynn Soccer Club. Shanice Sutton’s hat-trick, two each for Tallulah Bell and Chelsea Brister, plus further goals from Georgina Belton and Karolina Kowalczyk saw the visitors claim an expected comfortable win. Taeya Mayes and Leeanne Smith were the King’s Lynn Soccer Club scorers.

Above: Katie Knights (left) scored in Norwich City’s 5-0 win over King’s Lynn Town. Photo: Richard Brown.

Suffolk Women’s Cup Quarter Final

Beccles Town were beaten 7-0 at home by Needham Market. Goals from Molly Hall and Jodie Sharp (two each) alongside Lois Balfour, Nicole Pannifer, and Eva Hubbard secured the win.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Division One

Long Stratton climbed into second with an 8-4 win at Caister. Luci Middleton netted five, Samantha Walker got a brace and Mia Wilkinson added the other. Caister had Hayley Muir, Molly Sims, Poppy Loveland, and Leah Brown to thank for their goals.

A claim for Norfolk’s result of the day saw Sprowston beat the University of East Anglia 4-3 thanks to goals from Olivia Leggett, Rosie Milligan, and a couple from Anais Winney. Freya Standing (2) and Katie Lee were the scorers for UEA.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Division Two

Thorpe St. Andrew bounced back from last week’s defeat in emphatic style beating Freethorpe 5-1 away. Ellen Boucher, Emma Clark, Natasha Frankland, Tabitha Mileham, and Rosie Gunton scored for Tony Allen’s side with Eden Simmonds replying for the hosts.

Another 5-1 scoreline saw Gorleston beat FC Viking Valkyries. A hat trick from Kelsi Adams plus goals from Megan Bartlett and Ellie Burwood saw the hosts take a comfortable win. Chloe Ward scored for the visitors.

FC Bulldogs won a close game 3-2 over Horsford thanks to goals from Sophia Price and a brace from Bethany Spurling. Horsford found the net through Gabrielle Harris and an own goal.

An 82nd-minute strike from Lucy Kean saw Mulbarton Development beat title favourites Aylsham 1-0.

North Walsham continued their fine form with a 5-0 win over Shrublands. Kiera Brown bagged a brace plus Grace East, Stella Fletcher Helps and Rhiannon Holt got one each to see North Walsham pick up another fantastic win.

Above: Mulbarton Development celebrate going top of the table with an impressive 1-0 win over Aylsham. Photo: Sean Golding.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Sevens Division One

Left Field were 2-0 winners over Dussindale and Hellesdon thanks to Brogan O’Grady and an own goal.  Meanwhile, Kirkley and Pakefield shared the spoils with Rockland in a 0-0 draw

Norfolk Women and Girls League Sevens Division Two

Yarmouth FC were 5-0 winners at Aylsham. Nicole Ali (3) Courteney Beare and Nicole Pirolli all scored for the visitors.

Waveney won 3-1 away at Beccles Town. Taverham ran out 14-0 winners at Great Yarmouth with Katie Fray scoring nine. Rebecca Kirby added a hat trick of her own and there were also goals from Kate Morris and Kiera Braithwaite.

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