Norfolk Weekly Wrap

Darrell Allen provides his weekly round-up of all the women’s football action in Norfolk, including the county’s seven-a-side scene (7/3/23).

Above: Victoria Leyer (right) scored a brace for Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers in their 6-0 win at the University of East Anglia. Photo: Hardy Scott Photos.

FA Women’s National League Division One South East

Norwich City lost 4-1 away to league leaders Hashtag United. The hosts found the net through Emma Samways, with Katie Knights levelling matters for Norwich. However, further goals for the hosts from Malika Apinda Gillie and Samantha Rowland, plus an own goal sealed a comfortable win for The Tags.

Eastern Region Premier Division

Wroxham picked up a 2-1 comeback away win at Bedford Town thanks to goals from Hannah Waters and Holly Connell. Bedford’s goal was scored by Lauren Coppin.

King’s Lynn Town were beaten 8-0 at home by Haringey Borough. Shakira Kafero Roberts scored a hat-trick, Kylie Manktelow and Victoria Campbell bagged two each and Ronnell Humes added one of her own.

Eastern Region Division One North

Above: Fakenham Town celebrate Nicole Costin’s equalising goal against Biggleswade United. Photo: James Barrett.

Fakenham Town picked up an excellent point thanks to a 2-2 draw against league leaders Biggleswade United. The Norfolk side were 2-0 down but came roaring back for a point thanks to goals from Nicole Costin and Megan Spurrell.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Division One

Leaders Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers won 6-0 at the University of East Anglia. Victoria Leyer and Karolina Kowalczyk scored two goals each with Shanice Sutton and Phoebe Green adding the others. Mulbarton Belles were 2-0 winners at Sprowston thanks to a brace from Laura Hedtke. Long Stratton won 4-0 at home to Beccles Town with the goals coming from Samantha Walker (2), Luci Middleton, and Emma Allsopp. Bungay Town and Thetford Town shared the points in a 0-0 draw at Maltings Meadow.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Division Two

Above: Chloe Musson-Pipe on the ball for Thorpe St Andrew in their 4-0 win against Shrublands. Photo: Thorpe St Andrew Women FC.

Leaders King’s Lynn Soccer Club were 9-2 winners at Bulldogs. Jordan Turner scored a hat-trick with Lucy Clarke getting a brace. Their other four goals came from Elle Bocking, Ellie Panks, Kelsey Ramm, and Chloe Edwards. Niamh Underhill and Sophia Price scored for Bulldogs. North Walsham Town produced one of the most noteworthy results of the day in Norfolk with a stunning 1-0 at Aylsham. Stella Fletcher Helps was the match-winner.

Mulbarton Belles Development were 2-1 winners at Blofield United with goals from Charlotte Groves and Lucy Kean. Elsie Downer scored for Blofield United. Emma Clark was a hat-trick hero as Thorpe St. Andrew saw off Shrublands with a 4-0 win. Rebecca Sutton scored the other. FC Viking Valkyries and Horsford played out a 2-2 draw. Alexandra Denes and Leah Walthew scored for FC Viking Valkyries with Maisie Nichols and Evie Tolson on the mark for Horsford.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Sevens Division One

Horsford were 3-0 winners over Left Field thanks goals from Elizabeth Moulton (two) and Kelly Mills. Mulbarton Belles were 3-0 winners at Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers with Emmie Jarvis, Alice Ladbrooke, and Julia Robathan finding the net. Two goals from Maria Palmer and one from Paige Baker saw Kirkley and Pakefield earn a 3-1 win at the University of East Anglia.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Sevens Division Two

Great Yarmouth Town were 3-0 winners over Beccles Town with two from Lucie Morley and one from Amy Barker. Hannah Burton scored for Aylsham but it wasn’t enough as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Waveney whilst Red Rose were 1-0 winners at Yarmouth FC.

Above: Katie Knights, who scored Norwich City’s goal away to Hashtag United on Sunday in the FA Women’s National League Division One South-East. Photo: Norwich City Women.

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