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 (12/4/23).

Above: It’s a smile from Amy Magnus (far right) as she celebrates giving King’s Lynn Town the lead in their 3-1 win at Royston Town. Photo: Richard Brown.

Eastern Region Premier Division

King’s Lynn Town made it back-to-back wins with a 3-1 victory at Royston Town. Goals from Amy Magnus, Georgia Freeman, and Jodie Hopkins saw the Norfolk side claim all three points. Laura Mills scored for Royston.

It wasn’t such a good day for Wroxham who had led at Needham Market at the break thanks to a goal from Lucy Bradford before second-half strikes from Paige Wakefield and former Yachtswomen player Amber Cantwell saw the hosts end the afternoon victorious.

Above: Former Wroxham player Amber Cantwell, who scored the winner in Needham Market’s 2-1 win over the Norfolk side. Photo: Ben Pooley

Eastern Region Division One North

Just like last week, Fakenham Town and Newmarket Town shared the points, only this time in Norfolk. Holly Corley and Lidiya Mykhaylechko had given the visitors the lead but the Norfolk side came roaring back with goals from Sophie Lubbock and Vicky Lubbock to claim a valuable point.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Division One

Leaders Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers came out of the blocks fast with four first-half goals against the University of East Anglia. A brace from Shanice Sutton plus further goals from Phoebe Green and Karolina Kowalczyk had given them a comfortable lead. They held on despite a UEA fight back with two goals from Ella Burnley halving the deficit in a 4-2 win for the hosts.

It was a story of braces at Mundford Road as Thetford Town and Long Stratton played out a very competitive 2-2 draw. Thetford Town captain Melissa Boulton had given her side a two-goal lead but Long Stratton super striker and tier seven’s Golden Boot leader Luci Middleton continued her pursuit of that honour with a double herself which saw it end all square.

Above: Celebrations for Laura Martins, Kamile Omeleviciute, and Melissa Boulton (right) as Boulton scored twice in Thetford’s 2-2 draw against Long Stratton at Mundford Road. Photo: SG Photography.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Division Two

Aylsham continued their good form with a 3-0 win at King’s Lynn Soccer Club, Gabrielle Cobb, Florence Simpkin, and Jemma Bunting saw the visitors make it three wins in the space of a week after they won last Sunday at Blofield and their reverse fixture 4-1 against Blofield under the lights on Tuesday night. All in all, a very successful week for Steve Kenny’s team.

A Niamh Underhill hat-trick and a goal from Sharn Thompson saw Bulldogs FC pick up an impressive 4-2 win at home to FC Viking Valkyries. The visitors had Chloe Yarham and Alexandra Denes to thank for their goals but they weren’t enough to take home any points.

Norfolk Women and Girls Plate Cup Quarter Final

In the one remaining Quarter Final, Freethorpe and North Walsham Town played out a classic cup tie with the latter running out 3-2 winners thanks to goals from Kiera Brown, Sophie Hall, and Grace Monsey. Freethorpe’s goals came from Eden Simmonds and Kiera Squires.

The Semi-Final ties will see Mulbarton Belles host North Walsham Town and Thorpe St. Andrew host Mulbarton Belles Development with both games taking place on Sunday 23rd April.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Seven’s Division One

In the day’s only game in the county’s top seven’s league, Horsford and Rockland United shared the points in a 0-0 draw.

Norfolk Women and Girls League 7’s Division Two

There was also just one game in Division Two with Taverham winning 6-0 at home to Great Yarmouth Town. Katie Fray scored a hat-trick with the other goals coming from Keri Boorman, Kate Morris, and Rebecca Kirby.

Above: Smiles all round from Hannah Claughton and scorer of Aylsham’s second goal Gabrille Cobb (right) in their 3-0 win at King’s Lynn Soccer Club. Photo: Ben Cunningham

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