Hethersett Hearts through to cup final

Hethersett Ladies Hearts are through to the final of the Norfolk Women’s League Cup after a solid, if unspectacular, performance in the semi-finals against Stalham, winning 4-1.

Hethersett always had the upper hand, but at times struggled to really press home their advantage.

However, two goals in each half were enough to take them through to a final at Plantation Park, Blofield on May 6, against either Acle or Thorpe Reserves.

The Hethersett second string took an early lead with a thumping drive from Lisa Ferdani only to see Stalham equalise shortly after.

Top scorer Hannah Waters restored Hethersett’s lead just before half-time with a fine individual goal which saw her cut in from the left before firing home.

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Hethersett dominated the second half for long periods with the strength of Ferdani and speed of Waters proving too much for Stalham and it was Ferdani who made it 3-1 with a low shot from inside the box.

Waters then made certain of a final place with her second goal of the afternoon.

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Hethersett Athletic Ladies travelled to Billericay for their final Eastern Region Premier Division fixture of the season and went down 4-1 with their only goal coming from Abi Charlton.

The match caps a disappointing season for the team, who finish third from bottom. Player of the match against Billericay was goalkeeper Amy Bell.

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