Darrell Allen provides his weekly round-up of all the women’s football action in Norfolk, including the county’s seven-a-side scene (28/3/23).
Above: Ellie Smith in action for Norwich City in their tier four match at Actonians. Photo: Norwich City Women.
FA Women’s National League Division One South East
A below-par Norwich City fell to a 4-1 defeat at Actonians. Natasha Snelling was on the scoresheet for the visitors but goals from Dominika Nestchova, Alessandra Barreca, Sophie Baigent, and Jasmine Williamson saw the hosts take a comfortable win.
Eastern Region League Cup Quarter Final
A one-sided affair saw King’s Lynn Town lose 7-0 at AFC Sudbury. Braces from Holly Kennard and Jessica Allen plus further goals from Kate Edwards, Phoebe Guiver, and Sophie Jeffery ensured the host’s progress to the semi-finals.
Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Cup Semi-Final
The University of East Anglia (UEA) progressed to the final of the Norfolk Women and Girls League Cup after a 7-6 penalty shootout win following a 2-2 draw with Thetford Town. Ella Burnley and Cassandra Piejko scored for UEA with Kamile Omileviciute and Mia Bambury getting on the scoresheet for Thetford Town before penalties decided the outcome. UEA will face Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers in the final on Sunday 14th May.
Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Division One
Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers were 5-2 winners over Sprowston. Two for Georgina Belton plus strikes from Shanice Sutton, Victoria Leyer, and Phoebe Green gave the home side a comfortable win. Kelsi Adams and Olivia Leggett scored for Sprowston.
Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Division Two
North Walsham Town continued their fine form with a 2-0 win at Bulldogs FC with Kiera Brown and Page Samwell both scoring. FC Viking Valkyries produced arguably the result of the day in Norfolk beating Thorpe St. Andrew 3-2. Cerys Nicholas bagged a brace and Chloe Ward added the other. Thorpe St Andrew had Abi Simmonds and Natasha Frankland to thank for their goals. Mulbarton Belles Development were 4-1 winners over Blofield United. Lola Eadie had given Blofield the lead but goals from Charlotte Groves, Lucy Kean, Rosie McNarry and Natasha Williams saw Mulbarton claim all three points.
Norfolk Women and Girls’ League 7’s Division One
Mulbarton Belles ran out 5-0 winners over Kirkley and Pakefield, Joanne Hooper and Alice Ladbrooke scored two each with Eloise Peek adding one of her own. In the day’s other game, Rockland United were 4-1 winners at the University of East Anglia.
Norfolk Women and Girls’ League 7’s Division Two
Beccles Town beat Yarmouth FC 3-1. Alesha Tuttle (two) and Phoebe Carter their scorers whilst Nicole Pirolli scored for Yarmouth. A Leanne Smith hat trick, two from Nicole Hazell and one from Samantha Wood saw Loddon United beat Aylsham 6-2. Hannah Claughton scored Aylsham’s two goals. Taverham recorded a stunning 12-0 win over Waveney. Katie Fray hit the back of the net seven times, Kezia Seaman scored two, with Kate Morris, Keri Boorman, and Kiera Braithwaite getting the remaining goals.