East Women’s League roundup: Norwich City boost Division 1N survival hopes

Norwich City boosted their survival hopes in Division 1N with a 4-2 victory at home to Carlton Park, who started the day fourth in the table.

Emily Anthony fired in an early short corner for the hosts as City started in convincing fashion.

Carlton Park responded to draw level on the break before converting a short corner to take the lead.

Anthony's strike from a short corner was ruled out for being too high as City trailed at the break.

Emma Collier levelled matters and a resurgent City side then took charge, with further goals from Georgie Kidner and Anthony.

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Norwich Dragons were beaten 4-0 in a crucial encounter at fellow strugglers Sudbury.

Sudbury scored twice in each half to move within two points of Dragons.

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Harleston Magpies II maintained their 100pc record in Division 2NE with a 4-2 win at second-placed Sprowston.

Magpies took the lead when Anouska Hipperson found Krystal Bishop in the D and she slotted the ball into the net. A neat passing move saw Sprowston equalise through Becky Cox and Amy Butler then tapped in following a short corner to put them 2-1 up.

Magpies got back on terms when Sprowston failed to clear a short corner and Bishop netted her second with a reverse stick sweep.

The visitors moved in front after the break when Keira Booty finished confidently. The hosts were punished for failing to retreat at a free hit and were reduced to 10 players for the remainder of the match. Magpies took advantage as Lucy Whiting reacted quickly to slam home a loose ball for their fourth goal, leaving them 16 points clear at the top.

Norwich Dragons II were beaten 2-0 at home by Yarmouth.

The visitors opened the scoring from a penalty corner in the first half and wrapped up the points in the second period.

Broadland moved seven points clear of the bottom two with a 4-1 success at bottom side Dereham II.

Tracey Buxton gave Broadland the lead before Dereham equalised from a penalty corner.

Dani Parke put Broadland back in front before Helen Brockington and Parke again completed the scoring.

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