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 action (25/4/23).

Above: AFC Wimbledon goalkeeper Faye Baker claims the ball at Plough Lane on Sunday against Norwich City as the Dons keeper sealed another clean sheet. Photo: Richard Brown.

FA Women’s National League Division One South East

Norwich City’s final game of the season ended in defeat as they went down 1-0 to AFC Wimbledon, who extended their eight-month unbeaten run in the league. The Dons had Emma Plewa to thank for their winning goal. For George Jones’ full report and photos from Richard Brown and Emily Topping, click on this link:

Eastern Region Premier Division

Wroxham were beaten 2-1 at home by Stevenage. Holly Walker had given the Norfolk side a lead on 84 minutes but goals late on from Jodie Bellinger and Mathilda Filder saw Stevenage claim a dramatic comeback win.

King’s Lynn Town also lost 2-1, going down by that score to Bedford. The visitors scored through Lauren Coppin and Aliya Bhatti with Tilly Sands scoring for the West Norfolk side.

Eastern Region Division One North

A fantastic day for Fakenham Town saw them defeat Newmarket Town 6-2 at Clipbush Park. Sophie Lubbock scored a hat-trick, Shelley Woods a brace with Chloe Gravett adding one of her own. Abbie Corbyn and Katie Hayes were the scorers for Newmarket Town.

Above: Long Stratton celebrate their fantastic 5-0 win at the University of East Anglia with a team photo in the dressing room after the game. Photo: Long Stratton Women FC.

Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Division One

Mulbarton Belles won the big top-of-the-table clash as they defeated Dussindale and Hellesdon 3-1 at Mulberry Park with goals coming from Sophie Jermy, Rebekah Lake, and Molly Ryan. Chelsea Brister scored for the visitors.

Long Stratton recorded an impressive 5-0 win at the University of East Anglia. Captain Samantha Walker led the way with two and Luci Middleton, Mary-Anne Hoy, and Mia Wilkinson also were on target.

Two goals from Lauren Goulder and one from Selina Rowland saw Bungay Town win 3-1 at home to Beccles Town. Mia Rose scored for Beccles.

Sprowston beat Caister 4-1 in their final game of the season thanks to two goals each from Nyah White and Kelsi Adams. Rebecca Waters scored for Caister.

Above: Aylsham Captain Jordan Arnoup scored five in their 7-0 victory over Shrublands which saw them clinch promotion. Photo: Ben Cunningham.

Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Division Two

Aylsham were 7-0 winners over Shrublands thanks to five goals from their captain Jordan Arnoup, one from Chelsea Crowey, and an own goal. With the win, Steve Kenny’s team clinched promotion to Division One.

North Walsham Town continued their fine season with a 3-1 win at Blofield United with Kiera Brown bagging a hat-trick. Darcy Peters scored for Blofield.

Horsford picked up an impressive 2-1 away win at Freethorpe. Maisie Nichols and Evie Tolson scored for Horsford with Lily-Ann Marples scoring for Freethorpe.

King’s Lynn Soccer Club were 2-0 winners at home to Mulbarton Belles Development with goals from Taeya Mayes and Jordan Turner.

Thorpe St. Andrew were 6-1 winners at home to FC Viking Valkyries thanks to a brace from Abi Simmons and further goals from Poppy Le-Beau, Natasha Frankland, Rebecca Sutton, and Chloe Musson-Pipe. Cerys Nicholas scored for the visitors.

Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Sevens Division One

Left Field FC were 4-0 winners at home to Kirkley and Pakefield. A hat-trick from Brogan O’Grady and one from Tamsin Leah seeing them claim a big win.

Mulbarton Belles won 2-1 at the University of East Anglia thanks to goals from Alice Ladbrooke and Lisa Webster with Holly Buck scoring the UEA goal.

Pure drama as Loddon United secured promotion with the last kick of the game. They won 2-1 at Great Yarmouth with Toni Noble and Leanne Smith hitting the back of the net for the visitors and Mollie Rimmell scoring for Great Yarmouth.

Above: Loddon United celebrate their promotion to Sevens Division One after a 2-1 win at Great Yarmouth Town. Photo: Loddon United FC.

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