Thetford area club round-up

BRANDON LADS U9 beat Dereham Wanderers Blue 7-0. In the first quarter Brandon controlled possession but couldn't make an initial breakthrough although they hit the post (Jake Vincent) and came close from two excellent shots from Callam Horn and Ben Long.

BRANDON LADS U9 beat Dereham Wanderers Blue 7-0. In the first quarter Brandon controlled possession but couldn't make an initial breakthrough although they hit the post (Jake Vincent) and came close from two excellent shots from Callam Horn and Ben Long.

In the next quarter Jake Vincent opened the scoring for Brandon and Callam Horn made it two with an excellent strike from 20 yards. Tyler Churchill placed another in the back of the net. Callam Horn and Ben Long were strong at the back. Stephen Clark made some excellent interceptions and passes to create chances for the two strikers.

Both Cameron Francis and Tyler Churchill were making good runs down the flanks to create more problems for the Dereham defence. Will Bales looked confident in goal and dealt with everything.

Callam Horn added another to his tally to make it 4-0 and Jake Vincent narrowly missed from a header that went just wide. In the final 15 minutes three more goals were added, one from Tyler Churchill and two from Jake Vincent. MoM: Callam Horn.

BRANDON LADS U11 beat Stow Town A 9-2. Brandon U11, sponsored by Frederick Hiam Ltd, started their first 11-a-side match of the season away at Stow and got off to a fine start when Liam Aspin opened the scoring early on but Stow levelled the scores.

Brandon settled down and started to take control of the game and went 2-1 up from Olly Farthing scoring from close range after good work from Nathan and Matt. Brandon scored again when Elloitt Gibson put Olly through and his cross was finished well at the far post by Gregeoz Ostrowski.

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In the second half Stow started the brighter and pulled a goal back but that only spurred Brandon on and with Jamie, Callum, Owen and Wingy keeping the defence solid they started to create chances. Matt Brown restored Brandon's two-goal advantage with a well-deserved goal. Elliott Gibson 2, Callum Benham 2 and Olly Farthing scored to make the final score 9-2. This was a good start.

BRANDON LADS U12 beat Scole 3-1. An even start for both sides in the early stages of the game. Brandon took the lead when Reece Goetsch ran onto a through ball, with the Scole players looking for an offside flag that never came and Goetsch slotted the ball past the advancing keeper.

Scole regrouped and equalised quickly. But it was to be Goetsch's game as he went on to complete his hat-trick in his first game of the season.

Brandon at times played some lovely passing football with Callum Thorogood and Alex Briston the pick of the midfield. Olly Gritty and Bobby Smith both went close on goal and Alex Briston hit the crossbar with a great strike from 18 yards. Keeper Patrick Scott again played well and dealt with the Scole strikers quite comfortably.

BRANDON LADS U13 beat Bury Town C 3-1. Bury started well putting Brandon under early pressure but it wasn't long before Brandon took a firm grip on the game with Brandon winning the midfield battle, new signing Muzza Burt scored his first goal for Brandon with a well-driven shot.

Some neat football from Rampley and Burt put team captain Isaac Allen though to net Brandon's second of the day, a powerful shot that the keeper got his fingers to but could not stop. Brandon saved the best till last with a wonder goal from the very impressive Lewis Norton.

As Bury tried to clear the box, the ball dropped to Norton who scored with an overhead scissor kick. To their credit, Bury kept battling and got their reward with a goal. The second half saw some good end-to-end football with Brandon's back four all working hard and when called upon keeper Jack Field was in outstanding form. This was a great start with a brilliant team performance. MoM: Muzza Burt.

BRANDON LADS U15 drew 5-5 with Honington Foxes. Brandon U15, sponsored by Star Transport, worked hard. Brandon started the better and with Cobbold, Welham, Marriott and Fox defending well it gave the midfield the chance to create chances for the strike force of Charlie Gritty and Max Beard. Brandon went a goal behind from Honington's first corner. They levelled the score when Harry Prior scored from close range.

With Will Farthing making some fine stops in goal, Brandon's midfield of Prior, Sanders Vaccaro and Allen kept creating chances for the front two and from this Charlie Gritty scored to put Brandon 2-1 up. Just before half- time Brandon were awarded a penalty which Charlie tucked away.

The second half was end to end and Honington pulled a goal back, only for Brandon to get another from Max Beard. Honington scored again from a free-kick and then levelled the score from a header. Honington went in front when the striker went through, Will Farthing made a fine save only for the ball to roll back to him to score. With Jordan Francis sending one of his long throws in Max Beard scored to level.

BRANDON LADS U16 drew 2-2 with Bury Town B. An evenly fought game saw Brandon take the lead with a

30-yard lob over the keeper by Jake Bunten. Bury then levelled. Brandon created chances but were unable to find the finish needed, 1-1 half time. Following the break Callum Powell replaced Tate in goal due to injury. Hewitt came on up front for Powell.

Both teams were looking for a goal and it was Bury that took the lead. They broke down the left wing, beating the Brandon defence and crossing the ball for a tap-in. Brandon worked hard and were rewarded with a goal. Preston Sharpe on in the midfield got on the end of a ball bouncing around in the box and lashed it beyond the keeper 2-2. In the dying seconds Powell saved brilliantly against the Bury forward. A good performance from the lads against a team that finished third in the league above them last season.

BRANDON LASSES U11 lost to Bohemians 4-0. Lasses kicked off their first competitive league game with Brandon having the run of play for the first 10 minutes. Jessie Whybrow and Georgia Durgan both going close to scoring. Bohs then scored despite great defending from Ruby Robertson and Katie Page.

Katie Amacker pulled off three magnificent saves in the space of two minutes to keep Bohs out, but then they proved too strong and scored their second. Brandon started the second half on top again but despite long periods of pressure could not net. Leah Zawiasa and Millie Bales were passing the ball well through midfield and creating chances for Ellisha Savage, Freya Hayward and Savannah Hatch who all played their part.

Bohs started to pile on the pressure and scored two more goals. Katie Amacker continued to pull off some great saves with Millie and Leah going close to scoring late on. The Lasses showed great strength and continued to battle throughout. In the final minute Ruby's excellent free-kick found Leah in the box whose shot was well saved. The Lasses can be very proud of their first competitive display. PoM: Katie Page.

BRANDON LASSES U12 lost to Witnesham 4-2. They took an early lead as Ellesse Masters picked the ball up from a throw-in to set up Chloe Slater finish. Brandon then conceded on the break but had chances in the half to regain the advantage. The second half the home side kept and passed the ball well and scored three consecutive goals. Ellesse Masters pulled a goal back late on. The girls will be disappointed and know they can play better but Witnesham played good football.

THETFORD Indies U13 entertained last year's league champions Woodbridge and lost 3-1. Indies started off slowly and were 1-0 down after just five minutes. The home side midfield did eventually carve out a couple of chances for Harry White but the keeper was equal to them. Twenty minutes gone saw Shey Spears slip a clever ball through to Harry White who slotted home.

The second half started off evenly with both teams not giving much away until a bit of magic from the Woodbridge right winger, who skipped past three players before setting up the striker who netted. It wasn't long before the visitors scored again. The final 10 minutes saw Indies push forward with Alex Mac inches away from heading in a Callum Maddix corner and Aaron Rowe seeing his shot cleared off the line. MoM: Luke Chappell, closely followed by the excellent performances from Charlie Hutt and Ty Whitby.

Thetford Indies U9A did an 11-0 demolition job on Morley. The most rewarding thing to come from the game, apart from the 11 goals, was the fact that the team kept their first clean sheet of the season following a superb defensive display which eventually earned Brandon Dawson MoM honours.

Indies kept calm heads throughout despite a number of worrying tackles from Morley. Connor Noble picked up on a goalkeeping error to open the scoring from close range. Brandon Dawson then scored a screamer from just inside Morley's half of the pitch. Alfie Cooper, Aiden Try and a second goal from Connor made it 5-0.

Kehan Whitby's cross led to a mistake that prompted a Morley own goal. Kehan Whitby scored his first goal before Alfie Cooper picked up the ball on the half-way line and ran towards the goal ending up by slotting the ball into the back of the net, having taken on three Morley players. Kehan Whitby and Aiden Try both added a second goal before some good work between Aiden Try and Connor Noble resulted in a Noble hat-trick for 11-0.

THETFORD BULLDOGS U10 B playing their first-ever game together put up a great display although ending up losing 8-1 away to Shipdham Falcons. Lewis Nicol was made captain, and worked hard for his team in front of keeper Samariy Howard. The game was eagerly contested in the first quarter with good performances from Jacob Chamberlain and especially Oliver Remington in midfield.

Unfortunately for Bulldogs, although creating some half-chances they went in at the break three goals down. The second quarter saw more improvement as Ryan Hinsley scored Bulldogs' first goal of the season. The goal came from an excellent move involving Jacob, Oliver and Alex Vasey and knocked in by Ryan.

By the end of the quarter Bulldogs were down 5-1. The third quarter saw Bulldogs slightly aggrieved as they thought the ball had crossed the line but it was not given. Jibril Onanuga and Robbie Neal made some good tackles as the team fought hard to get back into the game and good saves from both keepers meant it finished 8-1. MoM: Samariy Howard.

BULLDOGS U9 picked up a good win against Toftwood with a polished performance. Bulldogs started quickly and the lively Rhys opened the scoring, beating a defender before striking home. Bulldogs keeper John was sharp and made some very good claims. Bulldogs got a second when Daniel cut in and struck low into the net. Then Luke produced a superb goal the ball was cleared and Luke struck home from the half-way line.

Bulldogs went four up when a good move saw Joseph drive low into the net. Bulldogs finished the quarter with a fifth when Daniel broke and slotted home comfortably. Jack and Jayden replaced Pedro and Joseph in the second quarter, Bulldogs scored another as Jayden broke to score finished well. John then made two amazing saves. Toftwood got a goal back as their striker bundled in.

Rhys then benefited from his hounding and beat one and dinked over the keeper. Luke then scored the goal of any season winning the ball beating four players, nutmegging the keeper and scoring to make it 8-1. In the next quarter Quin, Pedro and Joseph replaced Luke, Jack and Daniel. Bulldogs got their ninth as Rhys scored from the edge of the area to complete a hat-trick.

During some ping-pong football John produced save after save. A superb move involving Pedro and Joseph was finished by Daniel. Toftwood scored another as their striker slotted home well after braking to finish. Bulldogs then made many chances but it took a good run by the impressive Jack who was up-ended and Pedro stood up and hit an unstoppable penalty. MoM: Daniel.

HARLING COLTS U12 beat Wymondham 3-1. Harling's bright start to the season continued with a win that didn't really reflect how well they played. Rob Turner's great corner was met by Sam Smith for an opening goal after only two minutes, but playing with the wind behind them Harling didn't keep the ball down and were hit by a breakaway equaliser just before half- time.

However, the second half saw Harling play some great passing football. Smith grabbed a second midway through the half and after a great passing move completed his hat-trick with a volley into the top corner to secure the win and the MoM award.

BRANDON LASSES U15 beat Acton Girls 13-0. Brandon were quick out of the blocks with a goal from Kayleigh Nolan, shortly followed by another from Tash Rutter. Ellen Rumsey got the third from a corner, Acton scored an own goal for number four. Rachel Lynch and Harriet Mills added two more; Tash Rutter scored another two to bring the half- time score to 8-0.

The second half began with quick goals from Kayleigh Nolan who went on to score two more. Rutter scored again to bring her tally to four, Sally Eastwood scored number 13. This was a lacklustre display, despite the score. Will need to try harder this week v Waveney. PoM: Harriet Mills.

MUNDFORD U11 started their season with a strong performance away at Wymondham, winning 6-0. Jack Pinner went close twice and the home keeper denied Ryan Harvey and Michael Corbyn with great saves. Eventually they took the lead when Joe Zipfell's shot was pushed out for Harvey to finish, soon after they missed a great chance to make it two when Corbyn missed a penalty after Harvey was fouled.

The second half saw one way traffic and some excellent play from George Hammond and Jack Pinner put Harvey away to increase the lead, he was on hand again to finish good play by Todd Hutcherson for number three and then his cross was fumbled into his own net by the Wymondham keeper. Joe Zipfell produced a nice dribble to allow Harvey to finish and the scoring was completed by Harvey after a strong run from Harry Walker. MoM: Ryan Harvey.

MUNDFORD U14 started the new season in Division One with a 3-2 win against Swaffham Town. The game was hard and physical from the start, with both teams pushing hard to score. Swaffham were held at bay by great defending from Ryan Billmen, Aiden Bond, and Daniel Jackson. Mundford were strongest on the attack, and were rewarded seconds before half-time when Sam Bunten crossed a ball in which was finished by Casey Underwood.

Early in the second half a through-ball from Callum Webber was picked up by Bunten and passed to Underwood, who made it 2-0. Mundford relaxed which led to Swaffham scoring from a corner. This spurred Mundford on and some great midfield play from Levi Jagroop, enabled Bunten to make it 3-1. The game ended in a nail-biting finish when Swaffham scored their second goal, but Mundford held on to secure a 3-2 win. Great team display, well-deserved win.

THETFORD TOWN U12 entertained Dereham for their second game of the season and the boys once again showed how much they have progressed from last season with some fantastic football. The first half started with Town having a lot of possession, grinding away at the Dereham defence which soon fell, allowing Daniel to get his first. A mix-up in defence saw Stripes get the equaliser.

Town having learned their lesson cracked on and a fantastic effort from captain Nathan Boulton, who as always drives the midfield, put a ball through to Taylor to get his first for the team, making it 2-1. The second half started much the same, but with Dereham upping their game and trying to break Town's solid defence but with no success. Elliot, who had a cracking game, released Daniel for his second. Town continued to dominate and Daniel got his hat-trick.

With time coming to an end Town started to rest on their laurels allowing Dereham through on goal, but it was too late for Dereham, with the game ending 4-2. Town's MoM: Daniel Jursck. Dereham MoM: Dominik Klusek.

WEETING U10 started the new season in fine form with a comfortable 4-0 win over a battling Diss side. The visitors were in control from the very start but only manage to take the lead five minutes from half-time when N Ward fired home from the edge of the box. The second half once again saw Weeting in control and was no surprise when M McCready doubled their lead with a fine right-foot shot, he doubled his total and Weeting's third when he fired home with his left foot. The final goal came five minutes from the end when C Stone was fed in on the right and his powerful shot flew into the net. MoM: N Ward. PoM: J Peach.

WEETING U10 kept their excellent start to the season with a superb 7-3 win over Dereham Stags who had beaten them four times last season. The passing and movement from Weeting was first class. The home team went at the visitors from the start and were unlucky not to have scored at least three goals in the first five minutes, with J Peach having no luck in front of goal. The visitors then took the lead when a long kick upfield managed to drift into the net. It only took five minutes for Weeting to draw level when B Saberton chipped home.

The second quarter saw a very even game but once again the visitors took the lead but J Peeling pulled the home team square again. The third quarter saw Stags having their best period but as in the first two quarters the team under pressure took the lead when a fine move ended with C Stone crossing for M McCready to fire home.

But, as in the first half, Stag managed to pull level with a well-worked goal. The final period saw the home team take complete control of the game when first M McCready scored then R Hunter scored from a corner, then C Stone fired home from the edge of the box and finally M McCready shot managed to cross the line for his hat-trick and Weeting seventh. MoM: C Shepherd. PoM: B Saberton.