Taverham delight at promotion

PUBLISHED: 09:23 26 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:17 10 September 2010

Taverham Ladies FC are to follow West Lynn into the Eastern Region Premier Division after a play-off victory.

After finishing runners-up in Division One North with a solid 2-2 draw against West Lynn, Taverham had the chance of promotion in a play-off game against Billericay Town.

Taverham Ladies FC are to follow West Lynn into the Eastern Region Premier Division after a play-off victory.

After finishing runners-up in Division One North with a solid 2-2 draw against West Lynn, Taverham had the chance of promotion in a play-off game against Billericay Town.

Taverham, who were billed as the underdogs, just edged the game away from Billericay with a 1-0 victory with only four minutes of extra time remaining, the goal supplied by midfielder Laura Sutton.

This secured the team's place in the Premier Division to play alongside other Norfolk teams Hethersett and West Lynn.

Taverham captain Ruth Smart's comments said it all: "We are in the Premier Division, how did that happen?"

They had previously beaten Cambridge Rangers 4-1 in the League Plate final with two inspired goals from Taverham's top scorer Sally Hammerton, an unstoppable curler from Gemma Nicholls, and a first goal of the season for midfielder Kirsty Wadsworth.

It has been a fantastic season for Taverham Ladies, winning both the League Plate and gaining promotion.

Taverham managers Nikki Page and Bex Batley are proud of all the hard work and commitment all the players have put into team and now are looking for to life in the Premier Division.

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