Darrell Allen provides his weekly round-up of all the women’s football action in Norfolk, including the county’s seven-a-side action (25/4/23).
Above: Francesca Catchpole (left) scored in Wroxham’s 2-0 derby day win over King’s Lynn Town. Photo: Richard Brown.
Eastern Region Premier Division
Wroxham took the derby day bragging rights with a 2-0 victory over King’s Lynn Town at Trafford Park. Goals from Francesca Catchpole and Lara Densely saw The Yachtswomen earn the three points.
Eastern Region Division One North
Fakenham Town picked up a very impressive point against league leaders AFC Dunstable. Shelley Woods got the goal for the Norfolk side with Gemma Whitchurch replying for AFC Dunstable.
Norfolk Women and Girls’ Plate Cup Semi-Finals
A hat-trick for Sophie Jermy and one each for Rebekah Lake, Molly Ryan, and Ellie Hunter saw Mulbarton Belles run out 6-0 winners over North Walsham Town.
And it will be an all-Mulbarton Belles final as their Development side won the day’s other semi-final 3-1 at Thorpe St. Andrew thanks to goals from Ella Cattermole, Lucy Kean, and Rosie McNarry. Abi Simmons scored for Thorpe St. Andrew. The final is on 14th May at Aylsham.
Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Division One
Leaders Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers were 4-0 winners at a spirited Bungay Town. Victoria Leter scored a hat-trick with Chelsea Brister adding one of her own.
University of East Anglia (UEA) and Thetford Town produced one of the games of the season in biblical conditions at Colney Lane with Thetford winning a close contest 4-3. Katie Lee had given UEA the lead before the visitors stormed back with goals from Melissa Boulton, Stacey Roper, and Dayna Howard. Ella Burnley halved the lead before the interval to set up an exciting second half. In the second period, Burnley equalised from the spot to make it 3-3 before Stacey Roper’s winner secured the spoils for Thetford.
Beccles Town were 6-2 winners over Stalham Town in the day’s other Division One match. Mia Rose and Alicia Bower scored braces with Abi Bell and Mia Wilson scoring the others as Beccles won comfortably. Megan Swain and Emma MacMillan scored the goals for Stalham Town
Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Division Two
Aylsham were 7-0 winners at Bulldogs FC thanks to four goals from Jordan Arnoup and one each from Georgina Bobbin, Hannah Claughton, and Sophie-Jayne O’Connor.
King’s Lynn Soccer Club were 5-0 winners at Horsford. Goalscorers were Jordan Turner (two), Kelsey Ramm, Trinity Tokaji, and Taeya Mayes.
Blofield United secured a 5-0 victory over Freethorpe. Bailey Duffield scored a brace with Elsie Downer, Lola Hallam, and Lucy Schug also on the scoresheet.
Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Sevens Division One
Mulbarton Belles secured the league title with a 1-1 draw at Kirkley and Pakefield. Jo Hooper equalised for Mulbarton to clinch the championship after Maria Palmer had given Kirkley the lead.
In the day’s other game, Rockland United were 4-1 winners at Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers.
Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Sevens Division Two
In the day’s only game, Red Rose and Great Yarmouth Town played out a 1-1 draw.