Yarmouth Mercury area reports

PUBLISHED: 09:44 11 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:07 10 September 2010

SHRUBLAND LADIES played Bury Town away. After eight minutes Shrubs were 1-0 up thanks to a fine shot from Nick making it her 14th goal in eight games. Shrubs fell asleep at the back and allowed Bury to equalise.

SHRUBLAND LADIES played Bury Town away. After eight minutes Shrubs were 1-0 up thanks to a fine shot from Nick making it her 14th goal in eight games. Shrubs fell asleep at the back and allowed Bury to equalise. A quick shuffle at the back seemed to work but Shrubs didn't play the kind of football they know they can. After a good old fashion team talk Shrubs came out flying and took control of the game. Shrubs played some fantastic one-touch football and soon Dan put over a great ball and found Nick who went past two players before slotting the ball past the keeper: 2-1. Bury could not seem to handle the pace which led to another good goal by Dan and soon after Shrubs' well-taken corner saw Zoe hitting the back of the net: 4-1 game over. Shrubs welcome back Tammy after a few months out with a broken arm and wish Dan a speedy recovery. PoM: Ella, solid all around, and thanks to all travelling supporters.

STALHAM TOWN LADIES travelled to Wymondham Town and found themselves under pressure with Wymondham passing the ball better and creating chances. But the Stalham back four of Becca, Philippa, Paula and Sam resolutely kept them at bay, and with a couple of very good saves from keeper Marie went in at half-time 0-0. Stalham switched to three at the back by pushing Philippa forward and pressed more, and with the midfield of Amii, Emma, Sue and Ruth being able to express themselves more, Stalham scored at the end of a sequence of passes with Fiona putting in a quality ball for Tasha to finish smartly. With 10 minutes left, Stalham reverted to 4-4-2 and soaked up some late Wymondham pressure to take the game 1-0.

GORLESTON RANGERS 22nd annual five-a-side tournament, June 19 and 20, at Oriel High School, Gorleston. Saturday, June 19, U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 and U10 girls; Sunday, June 20, U7, U9, U11, U13 and U15 and U11 girls. Cost is £20 per team.

For the last few years over 200 teams have entered the tournament, therefore, early application is encouraged. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Entries have already been accepted from Ipswich, Brandon and Norwich, so as usual there will be different sides to play against. For more information telephone Chris on 01493 601256, email Chris.dunne@homecall.co.uk or visit the club website on www,gorlestonrangersfc.org.uk to download an application form.

BOHEMIANS GIRLS U11 entertained North Walsham who had not won a game all season. Agreeing to play six-a-side, the Bohs were surprised at the improvement that the Walsham girls had made. Millie latched onto a through ball to open the scoring with a fierce shot. North Walsham immediately equalised. Ella, Rhianna, Lauren and Demi had a good game in the midfield, tackling at every opportunity. Millie put the game beyond doubt, adding two more for her hat-trick. Several chances fell to Indianna and Olivia but were not converteds. The defence of Jordan ,Antonia and Emily are improving every week. This was a good team performance under difficult circumstances with four reserves being played in rotation. The scoreline of 3-1 to the Bohs did not reflect the number of chances but it did stop the rot. PoM; Millie.

BOHEMIANS GIRLS U11 visited an in-form Norwich Citys. In an uncompromising first half the Bohs were treated to some fierce tackling. Ella became involved in a physical battle in the centre of the park. Lauren and Demi used their speed to annoy their more experienced opponents. A run from the City winger and a hard cross resulted in a deflection to put City one up. The Bohs replied immediately with a Millie corner kick curling into the goal. A searing run from a City forward finished with a hard volley put the Bohs 2-1 behind. The second half saw Rhianna shut the door on City as the gritty midfielder stopped everything. Indianna, Jordan and Antonia were magnificent, leaving stand-in goalie Olivia little to do. As Millie was tightly marked by two defenders the scoreline remained at 2-1. PoM: Jordan.

BOHEMIANS GIRLS U15 away to Scole was a tough and physical encounter and the girls stood firm. Chelsea was inspirational first half, scoring two and setting up Natalie for the other. Amanda who made her debut did well in goal and Sasha, Ellen and Sophie were rock solid in defence. Second half Bohs dominated and created several good chances but failed to convert any, LJ and Megan going closest. Neneh battled well and had a really solid game and Mollie again showed she possesses great vision coupled with accurate passing. Libby, despite feeling unwell, battled really well in the second half. PoM: Sasha whose reading of the game marks her down as a quality player coupled with some great corner taking, and Ellen who is progressing and growing in confidence, and Sophie who is consistently good. Next match, Saturday v Scole at home, cup semi-final, meet Cliff Park Middle School, 9.45am latest.

BOHEMIANS GIRLS U16 visited Swindell. It took a piece of magic from the mercurial Chelsea to give Bohs a slender lead. Highlights of a close half was two excellent saves from Remy and the form of Becks. Second half saw Bohs assert themselves as Charlotte Eaton extended the lead. Chelsea added a third, Charlotte H scored a fourth, Charlotte Eaton then added a fifth before Sasha finished the scoring with a deserved goal. PoM: Sasha and Becks, who played the last 15 minutes of the match with a broken toe, and special mentions go to Charlotte Eaton who is playing so well and Chelsea who is scoring for fun and is technically Bohs' most gifted player. Thanks to Charlie who refereed very well and to Kim who was gracious in defeat. Next match, North Walsham away Sunday, meet Cliff Park Middle School, 10.30am.

BOHEMIANS GIRLS U14 were away to Shrubs, a game between the league's two unbeaten teams. Shrubs seemed more committed and determined but Bohs looked very sharp in attack with Rocky and Chloe both posing a threat. A good cross from Ella saw the ball rebound out to Chloe, who fired home. Shrubs deservedly equalised when Merrick showed superb tenacity to win the ball twice in the area before firing home. In the second half Bohs upped their game and matched Shrubs better in terms of commitment and work ethic. Chances were created at both ends, but both teams possess excellent keepers. The game was sealed with a goal of a very high standard when a driven corner was headed home with ferocity by Merrick. A really enjoyable game well refereed by Harry and thanks to Alex and Oliver for lining. Player-of-the-match: Hollie who was superb in goal and Marcie, but special mentions for Sophie who was superb in defence and Kirsty who battles so well.

GORLESTON RANGERS GIRLS U10 entertained St Edmunds at Wroughton and immediately put them on the back foot. From an early cross from Jade, Paige hit the post. Jane picked the ball up in midfield and with a mazy run beat the opposition defence and tucked the ball into the bottom corner. Straight from the restart Jane took a corner, the ball went through to the back post and Megan coolly tucked it away. From an early throw from Paige, Jane turned on a sixpence and scored. Good defending from Caitlin and Clarissa and tackling back from Jade kept the opposition at bay. Good work by Jess set up Paige to score her second. A few minutes later Paige scored her second. From her own corner Jane completed her hat-trick. After winning the ball herself Jade then scored. Jane shot and the keeper fumbled, allowing Jess in to score. Kelsey saved from a rare attack. Rangers continue to play good football second half, then a change in goal - Paige for Kelsey. Good running and Jess picked up the ball outside of the box, shot and scored her second. Another three goals for Rangers came from Megan, two set up by Kelsey. St Edmunds never gave up and deservedly got a consolation goal. Final result: 12-1.

SHRUBLANDS U13 GIRLS thank Dave Cowley, manager of British Metal Treatments (BMT), for his sponsorship of the team for the 2010/2011 season.

SWINDELL GIRLS U16 produced a cracking first half, full of quality football, great passing and good movement, but lost to a good Bohemians outfit by 5-0. Again the first 35 minutes had Boh's on the back foot for long periods. Mags and Ellie had marvellous chances. Meg in goal, had not a lot to dod. Against the run of play Boh's went one up. Swindell reacted well. With Betty's runs and Lissa working hard in midfield they caused a few hairy moments for Bohs. Near half-time there was a clear chance for Ellie but Bohs' keeper came out well. At the other end Meg made a double stop, first a header then a great save. In the second half Bohs came more into it, chances came their way and they took them. Paisley worked wonders at the back. With tiredness creeping in and with only two matches played this year, at the end it looked like it. Tale of the match,: they knew where the net was, Swindell didn't. PoM: Paisley.

SHRUBLANDS U14 GIRLS played their hardest match of the season against the strong and well organised Bohemians who put the Shrubs defence under early pressure, but Paige was excellent on the wing and put in a number of crucial tackles, with Beth and Nicky also working hard. However, after a mix up in the Shrubs defence Bohs scored. This ignited Shrubs and they started to play the way they have all season. Abbie and Merrick linked up well in the midfield and Merrick twisted and turned her way through the Bohs' defence to score a great equaliser. Second half saw the play go from end-to-end. Kayleigh was solid in goal and made some good saves. Katherine made great runs down the left and put some great balls in. Harriet had one of the best games for a long while and Lilie was strong in defence, Courtney Charlton had a frustrating match being well marked. Merrick got the vital goal from a superbly taken header which deserved to win any match. Final score 2-1. Player of the match went to Abbie, but all girls gave 100 per cent in a brilliant team performance, all but one girl are playing a year up. U14 match Sunday home to Swanton, meet 1.30 for 2pm kick-off. Team from: Kayleigh, Beth, Paige, Nicky, Katherine, Abbie, Merrick, Harriet, Courtney Bacon and Courtney Charlton.

BOHEMIANS GIRLS U10 were due some luck as they travelled to league leaders Sprowston. Playing against a strong wind the Bohs were pressurised from the whistle. With the team working well, Bruna always threatened. Georgina and Georgia played a tight marking game, stopping the Sprowston attack from developing. Megan in goal coped well with anything that got through the defence. At half time a reshuffle saw Leah in goal with Millie and Lauren in the midfield. Daisy combined with Bruna, who charged through to score. The Bohs then shut the door on Sprowston. Megan, Alice and Daisy remained in their positions blocking all attacks. Lauren hassled every player that had the ball. As the clock ran down the Sprowston girls had no reply to the Bohs stoic defence. Bohs took the points, their first win of the season. PoM: Daisy and Alice.

BOHEMIANS GIRLS U12 entertained Swanton Herons. The first half was a struggle as Swanton were very physical but Bohs still managed to play some wonderful football and were 3-0 up, goals scored by Molly, Martha and Leanne. In second half Bohs were still the better team, they deserved to score more goals but Swanton's keeper was on form and kept Bohs at bay until the last five minutes when Zoe scored two goals for 5-0 up at full time. Toni, Nicole and Megan all played in defence and kept Swanton out of the game with some good tackles. For the balls that got past the defence, Jackie was there and again managed to keep strong and have another game unbeaten. Next game at home, kick off noon, cup semi-final.

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