Butler serves up victory for Sprowston

Sprowston maintained their 100pc record to move top of the Premier Division with a 1-0 victory over Harleston Magpies Colts A.After a frustrating first half, Sprowston showed more intent in the second period and scored the winning goal when Becky Cox broke forward and supplied Amy Butler with the chance to score, which she duly accepted.

Sprowston maintained their 100pc record to move top of the Premier Division with a 1-0 victory over Harleston Magpies Colts A.

After a frustrating first half, Sprowston showed more intent in the second period and scored the winning goal when Becky Cox broke forward and supplied Amy Butler with the chance to score, which she duly accepted.

An injury to Marie Hood left Sprowston down to 10 players for the last 15 minutes, but they held on to claim victory.

Briston dropped their first points of the season in a 1-0 defeat to Watton II.

Danielle Butters put Watton in front in the second half, prompting a period of sustained pressure from Briston, but they were unable to break down a determined home defence.

Reepham picked up their first win of the season in convincing fashion, beating Norwich City II 6-1.

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The first half was even, with Katie Lake putting Reepham ahead before Louisa Evans equalised. But Reepham took control early in the second half when Jane Proctor's piercing run set up Wendy Lake to score.

The City keeper aggravated an earlier injury attempting to save that effort and was unable to continue, forcing the visitors to play a kicking back. Reepham exploited this, firing in shots from all angles and Katie Lake made it 3-1. Further goals from Jane Proctor (2) and Michelle Lain completed the scoring.

Evergreens came from a goal down to win 4-1 at North Walsham.

Walsham went ahead from a short corner, before Howarth scored her fifth goal in three games to level matters and Gordon made it 2-1 from a short corner with the last play of the first half.

McCourt netted from close range to add the third and Hirst wrapped up the win with a shot from the edge of the D.

Tracey Buxton fired a double as Broadland were 3-1 winners over Norwich Union.

Buxton put Broadland ahead from a penalty corner and Emma Gibb lashed in a loose ball to double the lead. Union pulled one back with a converted penalty corner, but Buxton crashed in her second to ensure victory.

In Division One, Loddon claimed top spot with a 2-1 win at North Walsham, who drop to the bottom of the table.

Walsham hit the post early on but were unable to capitalise on the late arrival of Loddon's goalkeeper and it was the visitors who struck first.

Walsham equalised through Ellen Vanlint, but Loddon hit the winner early in the second half.

In Division Two, goals from Paula Kent and Lan Whittle secured a 2-1 win for Sprowston against Breckland.

Pelicans Colts are top of the table after a 12-0 destruction of Loddon II. Rachel Drohan led the goal blitz with five, while Ella Picton hit a hat-trick, Kit Rees scored twice and Charlotte Redhead and Emma Tilbrook were also on target.

Broadland II were also in top form in Division Three, hitting eight without reply against Thetford II.

Carolyn Duthie notched a hat-trick and the other goals came from Abbi Dennison, Danni Parke (2), Rachel Aldous and Jackie Glenn.