Brockington double sees Broadland win
M&A PARTNERS NORFOLK WOMEN'S LEAGUE: An entertaining Premier Division encounter went the way of Broadland, who beat Norwich City II 4-2.
Norwich had a goal disallowed before taking a third-minute lead through Emily Anthony.
Lindsay Hyde fired in a deflected penalty corner to level and Helen Brockington made it 2-1 when City's Caroline Illing could only divert her penalty corner strike past the stranded keeper.
Tracey Buxton made it 3-1 and a fourth early in the second half came from Brockington before City pulled a goal back near the end with the goal of the game from Felicity Williams.
Sheringham and Holt Panthers were on fire from the start at Watton and led 7-0 at half-time on their way to a 9-0 victory.
Anna Barker, Georgina Stannett, Gail Rudd, Zoe Gotts 3, Helen Morter 2 and Hattie Hobart grabbed the goals.
Second-bottom Dereham III closed the gap on the team just above them with a 2-1 victory at Beccles.
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Hannah Barnard put the visitors ahead but Annette Freeman equalised. Jackie Taylor got the winner with five minutes to go.
Thetford were 4-2 victors at Lowestoft Railway, thanks to a hat-trick from Sam Harvey and a goal from Dawn Heavey.
Harleston Magpies III gained revenge for an early-season defeat at Evergreens but had to come from behind to win 4-1. Lottie Nixon and Kira Wooltorton 3 were the scorers.
An inter-club clash in Division One saw a late goal from Kay Dennis preserve the Harleston IV's unbeaten record against fellow high-flyers the Fifths.
Teresa McInally and Beverley Cushion were on target for Norwich City III in their 2-0 win at Broadland II, while schoolgirl Alice Buxton scored on her debut for Reepham in their 6-0 win at Norwich Dragons III.
Other goals came from Lucy Cadge, Dawn Fisher and Katie Lake 3. Dragons' star player was Sarah Barmby.
A depleted Diss team had to dig deep to maintain their lead in Division Two with a backs-to-the-wall 1-0 victory at North Walsham.
Injuries and illness left them with a bare-minimum 11 players and an injury to Lindsay Cates left them down to ten players for 50 minutes.
Even so, they defended stoutly and a breakaway goal from Sarah Woods brought them all three points.
Diss player of the match was Pam Keeley.
Loddon II were at full-strength for the visit of Evergreens II and deserved more than the single-goal win they eventually gained.
Evergreens defended strongly and Loddon's only reward came when player of the match Charlotte Harvey bundled the ball into the goal.
Harleston Magpies VI failed to allow the lack of a goalkeeper to distract them from their business in Division Three as they rattled up a 6-2 victory at Norwich City V.
The visitors led 3-2 at half-time thanks to Arianne Dyball and Katie Webb 2 with Jess Harris and Jenny Brine responding for City.
The second half saw Harleston pull clear, despite the best efforts of player of the match Carol McNarry.
Harleston player of the match Dominique Dyball scored her team's fourth goal and the tally was completed by Rosie Chubbock and Webb, to finish her hat-trick.
A superb display of quick passing allowed Norwich Development side to cut through the defence with ease but goals failed to arrive in the first half of their 3-2 win at Yarmouth.
A slip by stand-in goalkeeper Joy Andrews allowed the hosts to earn a 1-0 half-time lead.
In the second half, the midfield quartet of Maria Andrews, Sophie Cullens, Klara Moolman and Emma Moolman dominated as Norwich piled on the pressure.
They were finally rewarded when Maria Andrews slammed home the equaliser. The team kept pushing and several good linked attacks gave Amy Brown the opportunity to score twice more.
Yarmouth pulled one back but Norwich rarely looked troubled.