Depleted Brandon find it tough

Norwich City Reserves 3, Brandon Ladies 0

Brandon Ladies travelled to Norwich looking for their first Eastern Region Women’s League win but were up against from the start with two late call-offs leaving them with 10 players or the first half.

The home side pressured the Brandon goal early on but credit to the visitors for working hard to limit attempts on goal. Mid way though the half Brandon had a good shout for a penalty turned down only for Norwich to counter and take the lead.

Playing into a strong wind Brandon rode their luck at times but kept within striking distance for the second half.

Half-time it was 1-0.


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Back to 11 players for the second half Brandon started to create chances and take more control of the game but with Norwich always looking dangerous on the break.

With four minutes remaining and Brandon pushing for the equaliser the home side doubled their lead with a long range strike and harshly adding a third in injury time with free header from a corner.

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A harsh scoreline in the end in a game the ladies will feel they could have had something from but with 10 players on the day it was always going to be an uphill task!

Colt Jags U13 1, Brandon Lasses U13 13

Brandon Lasses U13 (see team picture) got a convincing victory in the first game of the season away to Colt Jags.

Dargan opened the scoring in the first minute with a great run and superb shot. As Brandon pinned Colt Jags into their own half the chances came. Bales completed a first-half hat-trick, and both Zawiasa and Slater, both showing great skill before finishing. The Jags did pull a goal back in the first half, scoring after a direct ball through the centre of the Brandon defence. At half-time it was 6-1. The second half started with more opportunities for Brandon, Amacker hitting the cross bar from a spot kick and the Colts keeper making several great saves from one on one situations. Bales added two more in quick succession before Field added her name to the scoresheet. Superb defending supported the midfield and allowed the team to push forward. Bales added two more goals, taking her tally to seven for the day before Slater added her second from a free kick. Unselfish play from Dargan put through Skipp, who added one more for the day taking the final goal tally for the Lasses to 13.

PoM Ciona Giles. Scorers were Georgia Dargan 1, Chloe Slater 2, A Skipp 1, M Bales 7, Beth Field 1, L Zawiasa 1.

Waveney Foxes 2, Brandon Lasses U11 4

The first game of the season saw Brandon dominate in the first half. Chelsea slotted a lovely ball for Shannons first goal, and a corner saw Melissa net the second goal. An outstanding run from Jess resulted in a corner and Shannon’s second goal. Ellie defended fantastically, and Millie was deadly at the back. Mia controlled in midfield, and Holly battled up front. The second half was end to end. Waveney scored, but with London solid at the back, Shannon scored her hat-trick. Waveney scored one more, but goalie Louise was on fire and made some superb saves.

Brilliant start. Scorers: Shannon Richarson 3, Melissa Boulton 1. POM: Shannon Richardson.

Brandon Lasses U12 4, Copleston SC 6

Copelston opened the scoring on 2 mins which woke up the Brandon team as Bales scored on 8 mins then scored her second after a throw in on 12 mins then completed her Hat trick on 18 mins. Root then added her name to score sheet to make it 4-1 at half time. Copelston then came out for the second half and attacked the Brandon defence and created chances and hit the bar on 3 mins but after 9 mins Copelston scored then added 2 from corners. They also had a penalty which was saved but then scored the rebound

Brandon Lasses are keen to add to add to their squads at under 10, 13, 15 and Ladies. The under 10 squad for school years 4and 5 who will play in the Suffolk girls football league on a Sunday. Under 13s play on a Saturday in the Norfolk league and under 15 in the Suffolk League.

Brandon Ladies are keen to add committed players to their squad! They play in the Eastern Region Women’s Leagues Division One North

Contact Roger Field on 01842 813077 or 07769944451 or email rfield@brandonladsandlasses.co.uk for details on these or any of the girls’ squads.

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