Mid and north Norfolk scene
DEREHAM TOWN U9B hosted Sprowston, the league leaders, previously having lost 11-2. Sprowston took control and the lead in the sixth minute. This awoke Dereham and Joe H and Harvey linked up well with some good movement resulting in shot just wide.
DEREHAM TOWN U9B hosted Sprowston, the league leaders, previously having lost 11-2. Sprowston took control and the lead in the sixth minute. This awoke Dereham and Joe H and Harvey linked up well with some good movement resulting in shot just wide. Some solid defending by Jack and Ryan kept Sprowston at bay for a further five minutes until the ball went past them and keeper Harry. Dereham went on the offensive and a shot by Joe H was saved. Sprowston's good passing play created a gap for a third goal. Dereham substituted Joe H with Joe W, Tom with Jake and Harvey with Dominic. A good break by Dominic was cleared by the Sprowston defence. After the break Dereham went on the offensive. A great move by Joe H produced a slick pass to Jake who went round the Sprowston keeper to score. Sprowston forced a few fine saves from Harry. A late Sprowston free-kick on the edge of the box forced a fine clearance by Joe H. In the last 10 minutes Dereham's defence worked hard but failed to stop two further goals. Result: 5-1 to Sprowston. As everyone had played well the whole team shared MoM.
DEREHAM WANDERERS U12 GIRLS played Kirkley & Pakefield and were worthy 4-1 winners on a difficult pitch. Dereham took an early lead with a good run and finish by Rochy. Erren and Hannah in defence were clearing any threats. Ella and Anna were playing well in midfield with Cerys having a rare start up front. They were passing well and Rochy made it 2-0 with a header from a corner. K&P started to push forward with strikes from their bright midfield players with Drew alert to the danger with good saves. Rochy got her hat-trick with a scramble on the goal line. Mary came on, making good runs, gaining confidence with every game. Second half Millie came on for Cerys excelling again, taking on players a lot bigger than herself. Dereham kept up the pressure with very limited chances for Kirkley. Ella pushed up into attack and got a deserved goal to extend the lead to 4-0. Dereham relaxed and Kirkley got a consolation goal. GoM: Rochy.
WELLS TOWN U10 lost 2-0 at Dersingham. For the second week running the teams met, after Wells had lost 7-0 at home. Wells started looking a different team. With James B back in defence and Scott on the wing they didn't allow Dersingham to play such fluent football as in the previous week. Wells created several chances but couldn't find the back of the net, with Conor shooting just over and George hitting the bar. Dersingham forced Kailam to make an excellent save from a corner ball, and with continued pressure made it 1-0 by half-time. Wells battled on with good passing between James B, Mark, George and Conor keeping Dersingham under constant pressure. Dersingham started to become frustrated which resulted in Wells creating chances. Wells started to get tired and allowed Dersingham to break through, forcing Kailam to make two great saves. With only seconds remaining Wells were given a corner, pushing everyone up front and leaving just Harry at the back. They were caught on the break by a good strike as Dersingham made it 2-0. MoM: Conor Dack. Team: Kailam, Jack, Harry, James B, Scott, Mark, James P, George, Conor.
DEREHAM WANDERERS U13 GIRLS entetained North Walsham Angels and won 9-1. Dereham applied all the early pressure and Lanti opened the scoring. They capitalised when Chelsea finished off a cracking move between herself, Lanti and Merrick, and Lanti added a third before North Walsham scored the goal of the game with a 20-yard free-kick. Bea restored Dereham's three-goal advantage, finishing off a move during which Lanti had displayed great skills. The North Walsham keeper was injured trying to stop the goal and while she played until half-time, she was unable to continue after the interval. There was time for Lanti to complete a first-half hat-trick to give Dereham a deserved 5-1 lead. Dereham continued to play some great football, with the passing and movement as good as, if not better, than at any time this season. Bea completed her hat-trick in a performance that earned her the manager's player of the week award, Lanti helped herself to a fourth and Chelsea finished off the scoring. This was a very good team performance and has given Dereham the psychological advantage ahead of the upcoming cup semi-final against the same team.