Hethersett gunning for trophies

HETHERSETT Athletic are setting their sights on a trophy-filled run-in to the end of the season.The Ladies' first team had an astonishing win at Peterborough in the quarter-finals of the Eastern Region Women's League Cup after being reduced to 10 players through injury and then winning a penalty shoot out 6-5 after the game had ended 3-3 after extra-time.

HETHERSETT Athletic are setting their sights on a trophy-filled run-in to the end of the season.

The Ladies' first team had an astonishing win at Peterborough in the quarter-finals of the Eastern Region Women's League Cup after being reduced to 10 players through injury and then winning a penalty shoot out 6-5 after the game had ended 3-3 after extra-time. The team only had one player over 20 years of age.

Hethersett have won the trophy in the past two seasons and will be bidding for a hat-trick come May. Before that they still have to overcome a semi-final tie. The draw still has to be made. On Sunday the team returned to league action with a 1-1 draw at Woodbridge with Hethersett's goal coming from Grace Birchall.

The highly successful men's Saturday team have already booked their place in a cup final. On Saturday they beat Sporle 4-0 to reach the final of the Crown Fire Central and South Norfolk Pease League Cup where they will play Castle Acre Swifts.


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The Ladies Hearts team, in their first season in the Norfolk Ladies League, look odds on favourites to take Division Two. They have dropped just two points all season and are 12 points clear of second placed Acle, although Acle have three games in hand. On Sunday they beat Runton United 3-0 with Hannah Waters scoring another hat-trick. Hannah became the 12th player and only the second Ladies/Girls player to score 100 league and cup goals for the club. She has already notched a massive 62 goals this season and is just 18 away from setting a new club record for goals in a single season.

The U17 girls have maximum points in the Norfolk and Suffolk Girls' League and are a massive 17 points clear at the top and looking almost certainties to win their division.

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“We are currently running 17 teams for both sexes and all ages from seven to veteran and we are very proud of what our teams have achieved over the past few seasons. It is down to the enthusiasm of the players and the excellent work put in throughout the club at every level and also all the hard work behind the scenes,” said club chairman Peter Steward.

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