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 (15/3/23).

Above: Katie Knights gets in an effort for Norwich City at Ashford Town (Middx). Photo: Norwich City Women.

FA Women’s National League Division One South East

A dramatic day in the shadows of Heathrow Airport as Norwich City drew 0-0 at Impetus partner club Ashford Town (Middx). The Tangerines missed a penalty with nineteen minutes left on the clock and so the points were shared at the Robert Parker Stadium.

Eastern Region Premier Division

Wroxham were beaten 5-1 at Haringey Borough. Shakira Kafero Roberts scored a hat-trick with Tori Campbell and Kylie Manktelow getting the others. Hayley Kindred replied for Wroxham.

Eastern Region Division One North

Fakenham Town lost away 4-0 at AFC Dunstable. Mollie Burgess, Mollie Knox, Jodie McClelland, and Gemma Whitchurch secured the points for the home side.

Above: University of East Anglia (navy blue) put in a fine performance but Ella Burnley (pictured) had a frustrating afternoon up top alone in their 1-0 defeat to Mulbarton Belles. Photo: Lillie Nott.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Division One

Mulbarton Belles were 1-0 winners away to the University of East Anglia. Charlotte Groves scored the only goal of the game as Mulbarton maintained their 100% winning league record.

Sprowston produced the result of the day in Norfolk with a stunning 7-2 win over Long Stratton.  Mollie O’Callaghan scored a hat-trick, Anais Winney grabbed two with Kelsi Adams and Holly Whayman scoring the others. Megan Vincent and Luci Middleton were the Long Stratton scorers.

A Lauren Goulder hat-trick saw Bungay Town pick up a 5-1 win at Stalham. Zoe Cossey and Porsha Renwick were Bungay’s other scorers with Becky Houghton replying for the hosts.

Caister beat Beccles 3-1 in a bottom-of-the-table crunch game. Leah Brown scored all three in a result that all but secures their survival in Division One. Beccles had Elisha Bower to thank for their goal.

Above: Freya Standing (navy) received joint player of the match alongside stand in goalkeeper Freya Fuller in UEA’s 1-0 defeat to Mulbarton Belles. Photo: Lilie Nott

Norfolk Women And Girls League Division Two

Aylsham were the day’s biggest winners in Norfolk with a 14-0 win at Shrublands. Jordan Arnoup scored seven with Sophie Lubbock getting a hat-trick. The remaining four came from Vicki Lubbock, Flo Simpkin, Rhiannon Dack, and a solitary own goal.

Mulbarton Belles Development were also big winners as they saw off Bulldogs FC 10-0. Francesca Catchpole hit five with an own goal and strikes from Lucy Kean, Rosie McNarry, Nat Merry, and Masha Sosnina securing an emphatic win.

North Walsham Angels continued their rampant form as they made it six consecutive wins and five consecutive clean sheets with a 2-0 home win over Blofield United, goals from Kiera Brown and Sophie Hall saw the Angels log another impressive win.

Horsford and Freethorpe played out a 1-1 draw with Evie Tolson scoring for Horsford and Laura Parry scoring for Freethorpe.

Above: Jordan Arnoup (number 4) scored seven goals in Aylsham’s 14-0 win at Shrublands. Photo: Ben Cunningham

Norfolk Women and Girls League 7’s Division One

Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers were 2-0 winners over the University of East Anglia.

Rockland and Mulbarton Belles shared the points in a 1-1 draw with player/manager Joanne Hooper scoring the goal for Mulbarton.

Norfolk Women and Girls League 7’s Division Two

Great Yarmouth Town were 2-1 winners at Aylsham through goals from Amy Barker and Lucie Morley. Jemma Bunting scored for Aylsham.

Taverham were 8-0 winners at Beccles thanks to a hat-trick from Katie Fray, a brace from Kate Morris, and other strikes from Keri Boorman, Kiera Braithwaite, and Rebecca Kirby. Red Rose were 2-1 winners at Waveney.

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