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HETHERSETT ATHLETIC GIRLS U14 became the first team to deny Norwich City all three league points when they drew 4-4 to end their opponents' 100 per cent league record, Ella Stephenson scored twice with the other goals coming from Letitia Dye and Lisa Miners.

HETHERSETT ATHLETIC GIRLS U14 became the first team to deny Norwich City all three league points when they drew 4-4 to end their opponents' 100 per cent league record, Ella Stephenson scored twice with the other goals coming from Letitia Dye and Lisa Miners. Hethersett were 2-1 down at half-time but never let their heads drop and came back strongly in the second half with some fine football.

HETHERSETT ATHLETIC U14 visited Costessey and came away with a fine 2-0 victory thanks to a brace from Will Foster. The match was played in appalling weather conditions and both teams battled away to produce an enjoyable game.

HETHERSETT ATHLETIC U16 took on Hellesdon in the third round of the John Savage Cup and were knocked out of the competition for the second time this season after losing 5-1. Previously they had lost to Norman but been re-instated when Norman were thrown out of the competition for rule breaking. Hethersett found Hellesdon too strong, however. Hethersett's only goal came from Henry Wainwright.

HETHERSETT ATHLETIC U12 visited Dereham and drew 2-2 thanks to goals from Sam Rix and Lewis Baxter.


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HETHERSETT ATHLETIC U10 fought hard despite going down 6-1 to Hellesdon and then 4-1 to Diss. Scorer against Hellesdon was Aaron Walker and Charlie Bion was on target against Diss.

ATTLEBOROUGH U14 faulted in their own half which allowed the home team, Stalham to take the lead early doors. Gene Furneaux opened the scoring for Boro shortly after and at half-time the teams remained level. The second half witnessed heavy rain and Boro dominating play which resulted in Curtis Bolton putting Boro ahead with a great goal. James Haylock further extended the Boro lead when he received a superb pass from George Bartholomew. Sadly, in the dying minutes Stalham found some luck and slotted in two late goals which secured a 3-3 draw. Great performances from Boro's Jack Binks, James Haylock, George Bartholomew and Jack Crosswaite but it was defender Liam Darkin who secured the MoM title for the second week running.

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HETHERSETT U10 did not get a good start in the game against Diss, being second to the ball in bad weather conditions (wet and windy) playing uphill. They went in 2-0 down at half-time with very few chances for either side. Second half Hethersett looked a different side, battling hard and winning the ball. Charlie Bion scored a fantastic volley from an Aaron Walker corner which raised the confidence of the Hethersett team. But as Hethersett pushed for the equaliser, Diss broke through the defence to score twice more to make the final score 4-1.

HETHERSETT U10 started the game in great form in wet and windy conditions against Hellesdon. Hethersett took the lead with a fine goal from Aaron Walker, which they held until half-time. Second half Hellesdon dominated after getting an early goal. Hethersett battled uphill with rain and wind against them. They found it hard to clear the ball from defence. Hellesdon scored a further five goals to make the final score 6-1. Hellesdon's manager praised the boys on their commitment and sportsmanship after such a heavy defeat in bad conditions.

HETHERSETT U12 went off to Aldiss Park, Dereham for the first time this season. The home team set off fast and looked strong and indeed Dereham went ahead after 10 minutes. Hethersett fought back and on the 20 minute mark a Sam Rix shot from 10 yards found the net for Hethersett. Hethersett felt strong and Lewis Baxter put them ahead two minutes later.

In the second half both teams played well but it was Dereham who found the net again making it two apiece and that is where the score stayed until the final whistle.

WYMONDHAM U11 played Taverham away on Sunday. Wymondham had the upper hand from the start of the game pressing forward into the Taverham half from the start of the game. Matthew Rennie had a number of early runs up the right-hand side of the pitch, knocking the ball to Wymondham's forwards Ben Carding and Lewis Chalcraft. Mathew Rennie had a couple of early shots at the Taverham goal and was unlucky not to get an early goal. Wymondham's first goal came from Lewis Chalcraft running from the halfway line through the Taverham defence, beating the goalie to put Wymondham one up after six minutes. The pressure was now on Taverham and opportunities were coming thick and fast for Wymondham. Lewis took another run at the Taverham defence to score his second after 10 minutes. Lewis was having a very good game and is very effective in this position. After the second goal Taverham seemed to move up a gear and started to apply pressure to the Wymondham defence. Alex Raggett and Henry Felton were stopping most of the Taverham attacks through the middle with John Moore and Robert Smith stopping anything slipping through the sides. Taverham did manage to break through and score 20 minutes into the first half. Half-time score 2-1. Wymondham started to move the play back into the Taverham half during the second half. Midfielders Joe Greenslade, Matthew Thurston and Craig Attewell were working very hard to move the ball move the ball up the pitch Marcus Black produced some skilful footwork beating Taverham defenders and having a number of shots at goal. Marcus was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet. Wymondham were putting together some very effective attacks James Kerrey had a couple of shots making the Taverham goalie work hard. Wymondham forward Ben Carding scored Wymondham's third goal. In the final 10 minutes Taverham managed a few shots at the Wymondham goal which were kept out by Jacob Mitchell. This was one of Wymondham's better performances this season, Taverham were fortunate not to concede more goals. Final score: Taverham 1, Wymondham 3.

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