Collier leads six-hitting City to flying start

NORFOLK WOMEN'S LEAGUE: In the Marshall Motor Group Norfolk Women's League Premier Division, Norwich City II smashed six past Thetford without reply.

Captain Emma Collier started the ball rolling from a penalty corner in the first minute, but Thetford then held out until half-time. Felicity Williams extended the lead after the break and further strikes from Olivia Williams (2), Collier and Sue Tomlinson wrapped up a comprehensive win.

Harleston Magpies' third and fourth teams did battle at Weybread, with the thirds winning by the only goal of the game.

After an even first half, the decisive strike came 10 minutes into the second period following two successive short corners.

A second half fightback was not enough to save Broadland II from defeat at home to Diss.

The visitors took the lead when Lucy Kershaw's cross was touched in by Sarah Woods and Kershaw doubled the advantage with an unstoppable shot which the keeper could only deflect into the net.

Broadland came out fighting in the second half and although Danni Parke pulled one back, they could not conjure an equaliser.

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Katie Lake netted a hat-trick to secure a point for Reepham in their 3-3 draw against Norwich Dragons III.

Lake latched on to a through ball to give Reepham the lead before Dragons equalised from a short corner. Lake slipped the ball through the keeper's legs to restore Reepham's lead and although Dragons hit back again, Lake's third ensured it finished with honours even.

It was also 3-3 between newly-promoted North Walsham II and Dereham IV.

Helen Ogden scored twice to put Walsham in charge, but they then lost Hannah Wait through injury and Dereham took advantage to get one back before half-time.

Dereham levelled in the first minute of the second half, before Hayley Massingham twice hit the post for Walsham. Denise Wait scored from distance to restore Walsham's lead, but Dereham clinched a point with their third two minutes from time.

Harleston Magpies V drafted in eight players from last year's development team and won 5-2 at Sprowston II.

Shirley McAllen gave Magpies the lead before Sprowston levelled matters and although Kara Kilbourn's well-struck shot restored the lead, the hosts again equalised.

Emily McCluskey scored a debut goal for Magpies in the second half, while McAllen added her second and Kilbourn converted a penalty flick to complete the scoring.