Junior football notes
NEWTON FLOTMAN RESERVES had more joy in scoring than their first team but weren't as tight at the back in a 4-4 draw with Blofield A. Payne-Wilkins, Burgess, Howard and T.
NEWTON FLOTMAN RESERVES had more joy in scoring than their first team but weren't as tight at the back in a 4-4 draw with Blofield A. Payne-Wilkins, Burgess, Howard and T. Stoneman scored the goals and MoM was Hupton.
HETHERSETT SATURDAY snatched a point with a last-gasp equaliser at Bawdeswell. Despite having much of the play and numerous clear-cut chances, Hethersett were 2-1 down as the game reached its conclusion. Matt Steward was on hand to snatch the point. Hethersett's other goal came from top scorer Danny Gray. This week the team take on Sporle on the Memorial Playing Field in the semi-finals of the Crown Fire South and Central League Pease Cup.
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HETHERSETT SUNDAY RESERVES continued their push up the division with a good 4-2 win at Wilco Fastfit. Former youth team player Henry Dyson is quickly coming to terms with the more physical and faster adult game and hit a hat-trick, other goal by Adam Waters.
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HETHERSETT SUNDAY A beat Spixworth Reserves 4-2 with Robbie Lincoln scoring a double and other goals coming from Dominic Doggett and Tamas Dalmay.
HETHERSETT VETERANS beat Norwich Rovers 5-2.
WYMONDHAM RANGERS travelled to Poringland looking to get the title hopes back on track. Wymondham started brightly and the longer the half went on the more dominant they became. Jamie Butler rattled the cross bar after 15 minutes but all other chances were squandered before Andy Blowers put in a great corner that a defender could only turn into his own net to give the visitors the lead. The final 15 minutes was one way traffic with the visitors looking to extend their lead and four minutes before the break they doubled their lead with skipper Calum Webb dispatching a penalty after Jamie Speller was fouled in the box. The second half started slowly and hesitation at the back saw Poringland pull a goal back and under a minute later a cool lob over keeper Cauldron saw them level the game. This sparked Wymondham back in to life and saw them start to dominate play again. Rob Brown was terrorising defenders and skipper Webb was leading by example and urging the team on and despite some valiant defending, Simon Cracknell smashed home a left footed shot through a crowded box and in to the corner of the net to give Wymondham a deserved but some what fortunate win. Final score 3-2. Rangers must learn from this experience and ensure they do not allow teams back into games they should comfortably win. MoM: Rob Brown.
WYMONDHAM TOWN A drew 1-1 at home to Shropham United. Wymondham were looking to move up the table when they entertained Shropham but had to settle for just a point at the end of an even match that lacked clear chances. The visitors opened the scoring from a wide free-kick aimed towards the crowded back post that was firmly headed past Guy and the teams changed ends soon after. As The Rooks fought their way back Smith saw a lot of action on the left and one deep cross was met by Morris who slid the ball home from close range. Now aiming to build on this momentum manager Edmonds threw on Overton and Wells to increase his attacking options and although Wymondham enjoyed more possession this couldn't be turned into goals and the game ended 1-1.
HETHERSETT LADIES HEARTS consolidated their position at the top of Norfolk Women's League Division Two with a 5-0 win at home to Hockering. Hockering provided well-organised opposition and became the first team this season to prevent Hethersett hot shot Hannah Waters from scoring. A very youthful Hethersett team had Ellie Preece making her senior debut in goal and Alicia Lacey also making her debut. The experience came in the shape of former first team players Hazel Shepherd and Lisa Ferdani. Hethersett had plenty of chances to make the score line more emphatic but were content with their display which saw Charlotte Fisher score twice with other goals from Vickie Swann, Alicia Lacey, Rhianne Brister.