NWGFL round-up: Bungay Town Ladies hit six of the best to see off Stalham on opening day
The Norfolk Women’s and Girls Football League started in earnest at the weekend with some fine football on display.
Sprowston Ladies opened their campaign with a 3-1 win over Fakenham Town Ladies in Division One.
The Ghosts took the lead early on thanks to a fine strike from Fran Danskanen after a fine through ball from Sam King.
However, Sprowston hit back soon after and got back on level terms through Calista Tink’s hooked effort.
The visitors got their noses in front before half-time when some nice intricate play released Paige Barnard in the area and she slammed home.
The match was all but sealed midway through the second half when Victoria Leyer was brought down inside the penalty area and Rebecca Russell made no mistake from the spot.
Bungay Town Ladies hit Stalham Town Ladies for six as they displayed their intentions for the forthcoming season.
Bungay dominated the match and scored some quality goals through Lauren Purling and Selina Rowland in the first half followed after the break with a double from Nicky Hazell, Laura Holden and finally Becky Hills.
Bungay’s passing and movement from their young midfield gave them control over a hard-working Stalham team and with a strong defensive line-up Bungay will be looking to push on this season.
Gorleston Ladies started their first season in Division One with a 3-3 draw at home to North Walsham Ladies.
Walsham got in front midway through the first half, but the Greens refused to let their heads drop and Beth Turner got them back on terms with a neat finish after excellent work by Mel Anderson.
The Angels responded by scoring again before half-time but Turner got her second of the game to level.
Walsham looked to have wrapped up the three points with a late goal but there was more drama to be had as Turner completed her hat-trick to ensure Gorleston gained a share of the spoils.
Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves opened their campaign with an 8-0 win over Long Stratton Ladies to go top of the table after just one game.