Spotlight on north Norfolk

CROMER U11 played North Walsham U11 in a tightly-fought match.

Cromer’s defence of Aaron, Thomas and Ben S held strong. A penalty for hand-ball gave North Walsham a 1-0 lead at half-time. In the second half Cromer’s midfield of Harry C, Charlie and Harry B worked hard leading to a well-deserved equaliser from Matthew. The game was very tight and even, but with just five minutes to go North Walsham found a way through Cromer’s defence and scored two quick goals. A disappointing end to a strong performance. Final score: 3-1. MoM: Maciek Grabowski.

CROMER U11 travelled to Reepham for their third match in a week. Cromer started strongly with Mathew giving them a 1-0 lead. Reepham fought back, putting Cromer under pressure, equalising just before half-time. The second half saw Cromer dominate but unable to score. Cromer continued to battle with Aaron and Ben S working hard in defence, leaving Maciek in goal little to do. With five minutes to go Thomas broke through and scored Cromer’s second, with Harry B making it 3-0 just before the final whistle. Final score: Cromer 3, Reepham 1. MoM: Aaron Bunting.

NORTH WALSHAM ANGELS U14 GIRLS hosted Taverham, who could only field seven players, and made very hard work of a narrow victory. Izzy donned the keeper’s jersey with Sophie S, Jess F and Lucy in defence, Zoe, Charlotte and Robyn in midfield with Olivia and Hannah W as strikers. Subs were Sophie H and Ellie. Angels led 1-0 at half-time, Hannah scoring from close range following Zoe’s corner. The visitors’ lone striker headed an equaliser but Angels snatched victory with the last kick as Ellie scored from another of Zoe’s corners. Final score: North Walsham Angels 2, Taverham 1.

NORTH WALSHAM ANGELS U14 Girls made the long journey to face Rickinghall Gunners Girls and although putting in a better performance than the previous week, were once again hampered by call-offs. Only nine players made the trip and the side started and finished the match with only eight players. Strikers Olivia and Ellie played a half each in goal, both giving good performances, and both scoring when outfield. The unfamiliar starting line-up saw Olivia in goal, Sophie H, Charlotte and Lucy in defence, Zoe and Robyn in midfield with Hannah W and Ellie as strikers. The home side took the lead before Jess F took the field to complete the team. Zoe crossed from the right to Ellie who scored to equalise. A controversial goal put Rickinghall ahead and but at half-time they led 3-1. A long ball from Ellie was picked up by Olivia who scored with a low shot from the right then Hannah W scored following a goalmouth scramble. Rickinghall scored a late goal to win 4-3 and Angels finished the match a player short following a foot injury to Lucy.