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 (21/3/23).

Above: Celebrations as Molly Ryan scores the winner in Mulbarton Belles’ 1-0 victory over Wroxham, from two leagues above them, to reach the Norfolk Women’s Cup Final for the third consecutive year. Photo: Mulbarton Belles FC.

Norfolk Women’s Cup Semi-Finals

Tier seven Mulbarton Belles were the Cup’s headline writers as they beat tier five Wroxham 1-0 at Mulberry Park with Molly Ryan’s goal proving decisive. 

In the other tie, tier four Norwich City had too much for tier seven’s Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers and they powered to a 5-0 victory at The Nest. Ellie Smith and Freya Symonds each bagged a brace with Olivia Cook adding one of her own.

Mulbarton Belles and Norwich City will meet in the final at Norwich City FC’s Carrow Road stadium on Friday 19th May at 7.45pm.

Above: Ellie Smith scored twice and was player of the match as Norwich City beat Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers 5-0 at The Nest to reach the Norfolk Women’s Cup Final. Photo: Norwich City Women FC

Eastern Region Division One North

Fakenham Town were beaten 2-1 at home by St. Ives Town. Emily Ingle and Georgia Stancombe scored for the visitors with Sophie Lubbock scoring for Fakenham after heading in a Nicole Costin corner.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Division One

Caister were 3-1 winners at Long Stratton thanks to goals from Megan Bartlett, Hazel Saddington, and Rebecca Waters. Caister captain Hayley Muir turned a Samantha Walker free kick into her own net for the hosts’ goal.

Sprowston were 2-1 winners at Bungay Town with goals from Madison Lee and Anais Winney. Zoe Cossey got the goal for Bungay Town.

Above: Caister’s three new signings Hazel Saddington, Megan Bartlett, and Rebecca Waters all scored a goal each in their 3-1 win at Long Stratton. Photo: Caister FC

Norfolk Women and Girls League Division Two

Unbelievably, Aylsham scored 14 goals for the second Sunday running as they won 14-2 at FC Viking Valkyries. Jordan Arnoup scored eight strikes from Michaela Brown, Hannah Claughton, Charlotte Crane, Rhiannon Dack, and Florence Simpkin and an own goal completing the tally. Chelsea Louise Gladding and Leah Walthew scored for the hosts.

Two goals from Rachel Adams and one from Samantha Burgess saw Shrublands pick up an impressive 3-1 win over Bulldogs. Tracey Warren scored for Bulldogs.

Norfolk Women and Girls League 7’s Division One

A Maria Palmer goal was enough to see Kirkley and Pakefield beat Left Field FC 1-0. In the league’s other game, the University of East Anglia shared the points with Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers in a 1-1 draw.

Norfolk Women and Girls League 7’s Division Two

Katie Fray scored four and Kiera Braithwaite added the other as Taverham were 5-0 winners at Yarmouth FC.

Above: Jordan Arnoup celebrates scoring as Aylsham score 14 for the second weekend on the trot and win 14-2 at FC Viking Valkyries in the Norfolk Women & Girls League Division Two. Photo: Ben Cunningham

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