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 (12/5/23).

Above: Celebrations for Aylsham following a goal in their 2-0 win over Thorpe St. Andrew. Photo: Ben Cunningham.

Eastern Region Premier Division

On Sunday, Wroxham were beaten 6-1 at home by Luton Town. Hannah Waters scored for the Norfolk side but a brace each from Shanice Lewis and Elizabeth Sanders plus goals from Tsaianne Leander and Jess Mckay saw the visitors claim a comfortable win. The Yachtswomen had better luck on Wednesday night when they won a Norfolk derby 4-1 at King’s Lynn Town. Hannah Waters, Francesca Catchpole, Lara Densley, and an own goal gave Wroxham a comfortable win with Jodie Hopkins getting the goal for Lynn.

Eastern Region Division One North 

Fakenham Town rounded off their season in style with a 16-2 victory at Yaxley Phoenix. Chloe Gravett and Shelley Woods both got four goals with sisters Sophie and Vicky Lubbock each scoring a hat-trick whilst Olivia Baker and Ruby Curtis bagged the remaining two. Fatama Baratayn scored both goals for Yaxley Phoenix.

Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Division One
Above: Sophie Jermy, who scored a hat-trick for Mulbarton Belles in their 5-1 win at Dussindale and Hellesdon. Photo: SG Photography

On Sunday, a hat trick from Sophie Jermy was the headline as Mulbarton Belles smashed title rivals Dussindale and Hellesdon 5-1. Rebekah Lake and Alice Smith scored Mulbarton’s other goals with Shanice Sutton finding the net for Dussindale and Hellesdon.

Thetford Town secured third place with a stunning come-from-behind win at Caister. Leah Brown had given the home side a half-time lead, but Melissa Boulton and Kamile Omeleviciute scored after the break for the visitors.

On Wednesday night, Mulbarton Belles were 4-1 winners at Bungay Town thanks to yet another hat-trick from Sophie Jermy and the other from Rebekah Lake. It was a victory that saw Mulbarton Belles crowned champions of Tier 7 in Norfolk.

Norfolk Women and Girls League Division Two

Aylsham were 2-0 winners at home to Thorpe St. Andrew thanks to two goals from Carly Allum. In their first game at their new home, Blofield United beat Horsford 5-2. Bailey Duffield scored twice with Lauren Monument, Darcy Peters, and Lola Eadie adding the others. Robin Nash and Tilly Thrower scored for Horsford. 

Mulbarton Belles Development were 7-0 winners at Bulldogs thanks to a hat-trick from Lucy Kean with the other goals coming from Megan Anderton, Ella Cattermole, Charlotte Groves and an own goal. A hat trick from Kiera Brown helped North Walsham Town to a 5-0 win at Freethorpe. Rhiannon Holt and Sophie Hall scored Town’s other two goals.

Shrublands ran out 5-2 winners over FC Viking Valkyries. Rachel Adams scored twice with Chloe Bailey, Samantha Burgess, and Olivia Gabri contributing one each. FC Viking Valkyries had Leah Walthew and an own goal to thank for their goals.

Mulbarton Belles Development also had a great Wednesday night with an 8-1 win over Thorpe St. Andrew. Rosie McNarry scored a hat trick with Charlotte Groves and Lucy Kean getting a brace each, Megan Anderton got the other.

Norfolk Women and Girls’ League Sevens Division One.

Horsford and Kirkley and Pakefield played out a 1-1 draw. Horsford had Caitlyn Arnup to thank for their goal with Chloe Ellis scoring for Kirkley and Pakefield. 

Above: Kamile Omeleviciute scored the winner for Thetford Town in their 2-1 win at Caister. Photo: SG Photography.

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