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 (18/4/23).

Above: Alice Parker celebrates after scoring for Norwich City at Carrow Road in front of over 7,500 fans. Photo: Norwich City Women.

FA Women’s National League Division One South East

A big crowd of over 7,500 at Carrow Road saw an eight-goal thriller as Norwich City beat Impetus partner club Ashford Town (Middx) 5-3. Alice Parker scored twice with Natasha Snelling, Freya Simmonds, and Megan Todd getting the others. Anya Kinnane bagged a brace for Ashford Town with Aimee Durn adding one of her own.

Eastern Region Premier Division

King’s Lynn Town made it three consecutive wins with a 2-1 victory over Bowers and Pitsea. Jodie Hopkins and Tilly Sands scored for the Norfolk side with Millie Isherwood scoring for Bowers and Pitsea.

Wroxham picked up a very impressive 1-1 draw at Luton Town. Tsaianne Leander had scored for Luton before Hannah Waters secured Wroxham a point.

Above: Jodie Hopkins (centre) scored in King’s Lynn Town’s 2-1 win over Bowers and Pitsea. Photo: Richard Brown.
Eastern Region Division One North

Fakenham Town completed a very good day for the Norfolk sides with a 3-2 win over Wooten Blue Cross at Clipbush Park. Sophie hit the net twice and Vicky Lubbock got the other goal for the hosts with Giselle Randall and Haile Richards scoring for the visitors.

Above: Fakenham celebrate a goal in their 3-2 win over Wooten Blue Cross. Photo: James Barratt.
Suffolk Women’s Cup Semi-Final

Norfolk side Bungay Town reached the final of the Suffolk Women’s Cup with a 2-0 win over Brett Vale. The game, played on neutral ground at Walsham Le Willows, saw Zoe Cossey and Selina Rowland get the goals to send the Norfolk side to the final where they will face Tier Five Needham Market in May.

Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Division One

Thetford Town recorded, arguably, the surprise result of the season as they ended Mulbarton Belles’ 100% winning record at Mulberry Park. Thetford captain Melissa Boulton had given them the lead before Rebekah Lake equalised for the hosts but Thetford held on for the draw.

Sprowston continued their fine form with a stunning 3-2 win at the University of East Anglia. Mollie O’Callaghan scored twice with Lily Ann Winney getting the other for Sprowston. Cassandra Piejko and Ella Burnley got the goals for UEA.

Above: Can you see me? Melissa Boulton celebrates giving Thetford Town the lead at Mulbarton Belles. Photo: SG Photography
Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Division Two:

Aylsham continued their fine form to with a 3-0 win over Mulbarton Belles Development. Rhiannon Dack, Chelsea Garrett, and Hannah Claughton scored the goals.

King’s Lynn Soccer Club were 4-0 winners at FC Viking Valkyries. Jordan Turner (two), Kelsey Ramm, and Ellie Panks were the scorers.

North Walsham Town made it 11 games unbeaten with a 6-1 victory at Horsford. Kiera Brown got two with Rio Dobbie, Paige Samwell, Lucy Taylor, and Madison Welton getting adding one each. Megan Tooke was Horsford’s goalscorer.

Blofield United were 2-1 winners at Shrublands. Elsie Downer and Freya Stewart-Miles got the goals for Blofield with Lucy Collins scoring for Shrublands.

Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Sevens Division Two

Beccles Town were 4-0 winners over Aylsham thanks to a hat trick from Alesha Tuttle and one from Abbie Pogmore.

Above: Rhiannon Dack (orange) scored in Aylsham’s 3-0 win over Mulbarton Development. Photo: Ben Cunningham.

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