Broadland and Norwich City II keep up the pace as title race looks set to go down to wire


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The race for the Empresa Norfolk Women's League Premier Division title goes on after victories for both Broadland and Norwich City II.

Leaders Broadland hit seven in their rout of Harleston Magpies IV but Norwich City II kept up the pressure with a 4-1 win at Evergreens. Ellie Brine bagged a hat-trick whilst Kate Hartland was also on the scoresheet.

Norwich Dragons III aren't completely out the reckoning for the title in third place after a 3-0 win over UEA II>

Charlotte Pounder opened the scoring with a fine individual effort before Catherine Longe powered the ball home from a near impossible angle to make it 2-0. Shortly afterwards, Dragons found themselves camped in UEA's D again, Catherine crossing to Caroline Wolfe who was poised three yards out, deflecting the ball into the net for a 3-0 half time score.

Norwich City Ladies III hammered Carrow I 8-0 as Sabina Illing scored four goals and Caroline Illing bagged a hat-trick. Emily Greenway completed the hammering.

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Norwich City Ladies IV moved level on points with Loddon after beating their opponents 5-2 at home. Sophia Basset (two), Holly Robinson, Emily Spencer and Rachael Phillips got the goals.

In Division One Norwich Dragons V over came UEA III thanks to a brace by Lucy Buxton and a Catherine Matthews strike.

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Leaders Lowestoft Railway were held to a 2-2 draw against Thetford, who would have taken the victory had it not been for an excellent last-minute save from the Railway goalkeeper.

Railway got their noses in front but Kathy Hammond levelled the scores before the high flyers went ahead again. However, Thetford didn't let their heads drop and earned a share of the points thanks to a goal from Hannah Spidy. Karen Hodgkinson came close to finding a winner but the Railway goalkeeper made an excellent save.

In Division Two Norwich City VI earned a 3-1 win thanks to goals from Julia Marchant (two) and Sharon Phillips whilst Norwich Dragons VI enjoyed a 2-0 win over North Norfolk courtesy of goals from Jemima Dorman and Mia McGhee.

Norwich City V were held to a 1-1 at home to Evergreens – Allison McLellan got City's goal.

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