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MUNDFORD U11 hosted New Buckenham and wrapped up the league title after a comfortable 11-0 win. Ben Wells kept his fourth clean sheet in the last five games as the defence of Jack Sutterby, George Hammond, Luke Demeyer, Dean Scott and led by the commanding Todd Hutcherson made sure Bucks had a tough time breaking through.
MUNDFORD U11 hosted New Buckenham and wrapped up the league title after a comfortable 11-0 win. Ben Wells kept his fourth clean sheet in the last five games as the defence of Jack Sutterby, George Hammond, Luke Demeyer, Dean Scott and led by the commanding Todd Hutcherson made sure Bucks had a tough time breaking through. The midfield of Sam Long, Joe Zipfell, Roberto Alves, John Pearce and Jack Pinner created endless chances for the forwards, Ryan Harvey grabbed another hat-trick, Hammond, Pearce and Pinner each got a couple while Michael Corbyn and Harry Walker notched one apiece. MoM: Sam Long
Mundford U11 take on Thetford U11 in the South Norfolk League Cup final at Watton Sports Centre on Friday, ko 7.30pm. Please go along to support.
LAKENHEATH LEOPARDS U12 went into this derby game against Brandon looking for revenge for earlier in the season. It was Brandon that struck first with a goal in the first few minutes after a defensive lapse by Lakenheath. However, the team got their heads up and started to play football. They took the game to Brandon, creating chances but were thwarted by the keeper. Lakenheath stayed on the attack and were rewarded when Kieron Danbrowsky scored from close range. From then on it was close with both sides playing well. Kane Crockett and Miles Stiddard were rock solid in defence along with Jack Self, Max Granger and Shay Thomson supporting in a defensive midfield position. The first half ended all square and the supporters knew the second half would be a cracker. Lakenheath started the second half well and were rewarded with a penalty as Kieron Danbrowsky was fouled in the box. Ben Nolan stepped up and with a cool calmness struck the ball into the bottom corner. From then on Lakenheath looked the stronger team, constantly attacking the Brandon defence. Fine runs from Karl Watson and Jamie Allsop trouble the Brandon defence and Lakenheath were rewarded when Sam Buckley struck home the third. The game ended with honours even for the season, and the supporters cheered both teams off the pitch. MoM: Connor Knight and Kane Crockett was manager's MoM.
BRANDON LASSES U11 beat hosts Bohemians 5-2. The first 10 minutes of the first half was fairly evenly contested, as Brandon were testing the water, the back two of Ruby Roberson and Suzy Duggan were very comfortable. Katie Amacker was a virtual spectator in goal, the midfield of Abbie Craigen, Leah Zawiasa and Jessie Whybrow started to dominate and Millie Bales up front was causing all sorts of problems. On 10 minutes a great through-ball from midfield sent Millie through who shot wide, Brandon then stepped up a gear and on 17 minutes with the ball bouncing about the Bohemians box Leah was able to score, at the second attempt. With 20 minutes gone debutante Ciona Giles, who had come on as sub, played Millie Bales through who duly made it 2-0 to Brandon. The Lasses kept pushing and Freya Hayward was dragging the home defence about. On 25 minutes from a Brandon goal-kick, Bohemians raced forward to score to make it 2-1 to Brandon. But just before half-time some lovely passing between Millie and Jessie led to Jessie feeding Millie to make it 3-1. The second half started with Bohemians on the attack straight away and Katie Amacker had to be alert on a couple of occasions. In the 10th minute good pressure by the impressive Leah and Millie led to Millie scoring her hat-trick and Brandons fourth. Some bad defending from a corner let Bohemians score their second. This did not stop Brandon and with five minutes left to go came the goal of the match, a quick throw from Katie in goal found Leah who found Jessie who played in Abbie and she found Millie who made it five, this was good one-touch football. Leah could have made it six on the final whistle but for a good save from the Bohemians keeper. This was a good all-round performance from everybody. Final score: Bohemians U11 2, Brandon U11 5. PoM: Millie Bales.
MUNDFORD U9 were away to Thetford Indies A. This was a very tight game with Mundford controlling the first half of the match. Indies took the lead against the run of play. At this point Mundford's Jude Blakemore came off following an injury and on came Harry Cater to support Sam Rolph who seemed to cover most areas of the pitch. Mundford kept working hard all the time challenging them which reaped them the benefits in the third quarter with Harvey Shorten scoring a superb two goals closely followed by one more by defender Fernando Alves taken from a corner. Frustration from the Thetford team to get back into the game gave them the impetus to score another goal. However, this was short lived as another goal from the unstoppable Harvey took Mundford into a 4-2 win. Excellent defence work at the back by James Gornall gave the goalie Angus Marsh a lending hand. MoM: Fernando Alves.
MUNDFORD U9, away to Mulbarton, were involved in another very tight game with the first quarter predominantly in the Mulbarton goal area enabling Harvey Shorten to get one goal in. With some super soccer skills coming into play Harry Cater scored another taking Mundford into a 2-0 lead. This spurred Mulbarton into action getting a header in from a corner just before half time taking the score to 2-1. Excellent defence work by James Gornall. In the third quarter with some inspiring football Mulbarton equalised. Superb goalkeeping from Angus Marsh. Harvey managed via the help of Sam Rolph and Fernando Alves to score another two goals giving him a hat-trick two days running. The icing on the cake came with Sam scoring a final goal, taking the score to 5-2. Not an easy team to beat. Darren Rolph must be very proud of his team.
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MUNDFORD U9 beat Dereham Wanderers Blue 12-0. This was an outstanding quality one-sided game for Mundford, showing why they are in the top group of the league table. DWB continued to put up a fight the whole game through but could not get near the goal. Mundford scored three goals in each quarter, fired in by the unstoppable Harvey Shorten (getting a total of six goals) having been passed the ball from Fernando Alves who managed to get three goals on his own merits including a fantastic header. Jude Blakemore still got two goals despite him having a foot injury and the final goal was slammed in by Harry Cater. Continuous defending by James Gornall and Sam Rolph didn't allow DWB to get too near to the goal which enabled keeper Angus to have a quiet week.
BRANDON LASSES are starting to look forward to next season and welcome anyone who would like to get involved with the club. The club offers girls' coaching from under seven to ladies. Now is good time to get involved so why not go along to one of the sessions. U7 to U9 Friday 6 to 7pm; U10 to U11 Wednesday 6 to 7.30pm; U12 Wednesday 6 to 7.30pm; U13 Thursday 6 to 7.30; U15 Thursday 6 to 7.30; ladies Thursday 6 to 7.30. Contact Roger Field on 01842 813077 or 07769944451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SWAFFHAM U15 lost to hosts Leverington 6-0. Leverington are promoted as champions with an emphatic win over their second-place rivals. The first 30 minutes were even with neither side able to finish their moves. An own goal after a corner followed by a second on the stroke of half-time. A good cross was headed in for a third Swaffham changed their line-up with Corder and Hodkinson going into the forward line, giving them a tighter defence. Leverington still dominated hitting two quick goals on the hour mark and a sixth before full-time. Swaffham await the outcome of third place versus the champions, to decide their promotion.