Girls' reports from round Norfolk
NORTH WALSHAM ANGELS U13 GIRLS travelled to bottom club Docking Devils and came away with all three points, but made hard work of their 1-0 victory. Izzy continued as keeper and on the day was the squad's most consistent performer.
NORTH WALSHAM ANGELS U13 GIRLS travelled to bottom club Docking Devils and came away with all three points, but made hard work of their 1-0 victory. Izzy continued as keeper and on the day was the squad's most consistent performer. Sophie S and Lucy were once again the defence and played through the whole match. Angels started with Sophie H, Charlotte and Robyn in midfield with Olivia as striker. The visitors took the lead mid way through the first half with a well-worked goal, Robyn's through-ball was touched on by Sophie H to Olivia who scored with a fine shot. The same player later hit a post but although many more chances were created none were converted. Jess F and Hannah W both had spells in midfield. Docking had a couple of near misses in the latter stages but Angels held on for a 1-0 victory.
DEREHAM WANDERERS U12 GIRLS played their last home game of the season with an emphatic 7-0 victory over Red Rose. The visitors started the brightest shooting just wide, but Dereham soon found their feet and using Erren and Anna down the wings to good effect, coming close a couple of times. Hannah opened the scoring from close range. Soon after Millie had a chance but was saved by the goalie. Rochy then came on for Millie and scored Dereham's second. Chelsea and Ella in defence were in good form, giving Red Rose limited chances at Drew in goal. Rochy got her second goal with a neat finish. Mary and Millie came on for the second half showing good touches and dribbling with the ball well, Rochy soon got her hat-trick and a fourth soon followed as Dereham stamped their authority on the game. Anna made a great run down the wing and sent over a cross which was deflected into the net to make it 6-0. The opposition then had a couple of chances to get some consolation but could not get the final touch. Rochy then completed the scoring with her fifth goal of the game and Dereham's seventh. Girl-of-the-match: Anna outstanding performance.
SWINDELL GIRLS U16 travelled to Hethersett and lost 6-0. They were on the back foot in the first half for long periods and couldn't get going at all. With one player down, it was always going to be very hard. The second half was a different story; with fire in their bellies they pushed forward. Mags had shots well saved, Smudge's great free-kick again into the arms of the Hearts keeper. At the other end Meg made some telling stops and the back line stood firm. This was a lot more like it, everybody working hard and for each other. Player-of-the-match: Smudge, never gave up.