Broadland are still going strong at top
M&A PARTNERS NORFOLK LEAGUE: Broadland maintained their unbeaten march at the top of the Premier Division with a 5-1 home win over Lowestoft Railway.
They had to settle for a single goal from Kelly Duthie in the first half, but leading scorer Tracey Buxton scored twice in as many minutes just after the restart and further goals followed from Helen Brockington and Lydia Lawrence.
Panthers remain firmly on Broadland's heels after they won 3-0 at Dereham III to stay just a point adrift.
It took them until the second half to go ahead through Helen Morter but further goals soon followed for Zoe Gotts and Becky Hart while Nathalie Brooks saved a penalty.
Norwich City II were unable to repeat their heroics of the previous week against Broadland as they crashed 5-2 to Evergreens despite two fine goals from Emily Anthony. Their other highlight was the return of Robyn Holden after a serious injury in the first game of the season.
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Four goals from Jess Shand helped Evergreens maintain their 100pc home record after Louise White had opened the scoring.
Harleston III are third after a 2-0 win over Beccles with goals from Kira Booty and Beth Alexander.
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Watton II celebrated their first win of the season, 2-1 at Thetford, the goals coming from short corners either side of a Dawn Heavey equaliser.
Harleston Magpies IV suffered their first defeat of the season in Division One, going down 4-1 at Norwich City III. Without their regular goalkeeper and captain they were second best in the first half but led at half-time through Kay Dennis.
City upped their game after the interval and levelled quickly before going on to complete their best result of the season. Amy Harris led the way with a hat-trick while Vicki Mason was also on target.
Broadland II had to stage a double comeback to get a 2-2 draw with Reepham after Katie Lake had twice put the visitors in front. Abi Dennison and Carolyn Duthie scored the Broadland equalisers.
Diss still top Division Two but it could hardly be tighter after they lost their unbeaten record in a 3-2 defeat to challengers Lowestoft Railway, who are only one point adrift in third place with second-placed Dereham IV also just a point behind following a 3-1 win at Sprowston II. When Lowestoft took the lead it was the first time this season that Diss had trailed. Tanya Chennery equalised five minutes later and Glover scored from a tight angle to give Diss the lead in the second half before the home side turned the game around.
In-form Old Buckenham II followed up last week's win over Lowestoft Railway by beating bottom of the table UEA 3-1 with a hat-trick from Susan Lansdell.
Two goals from Dominique Dyball couldn't save Harleston VI from a 3-2 defeat at Hornets in Division Three.
A goal from Joy Andrews gave Norwich City's development team a 1-0 win at Dereham.