East Women’s League: Watton denied victory by Warren’s late leveller

Pelicans secured a third-placed finish in Division 1N with a 2-2 draw at home to Watton.

Watton scored first following a short corner and although Pelicans forced several short corners of their own, they still trailed at half-time.

A defensive mix-up at the start of the second half allowed Watton another chance and although keeper Lucy Skerritt saved the strong shot, the loose ball was tucked away to make it 2-0.

Charlie Redhead's attacking drive created space for Katie Warren and she swept the ball home to reduce the deficit.

Pelicans equalised late in the game when Gaby Stilgoe's cross found Warren and she supplied the finish.

The goals flowed at Taverham as Norwich City lost 7-3 to Lincoln.

Emily Anthony, Amy Campbell and Sarah Shelley hit the target for City, who were left to rue two missed penalty strokes and three disallowed goals.

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Division 2NE champions Harleston Magpies II finished a triumphant season on a low note as they lost 2-1 at Christchurch.

Krystal Bishop swept in a cross from the right to give Magpies the lead at half-time, but Christchurch levelled after the break. Magpies had opportunities to restore their lead but succumbed to a breakaway goal in the final 10 minutes.

Sprowston kept their promotion hopes alive with a 5-1 win at Norwich Dragons.

Amy Butler tapped home the first goal in the opening minute and this was closely followed by a Becky Cox strike, before Dragons got one back. Cox notched two more to complete her hat-trick and Butler picked up her second, leaving Sprowston needing to win their final two games this weekend to clinch promotion.

Broadland lost 5-3 at North Walsham.

Tracey Buxton put Broadland ahead before goals from Sue Buck (2), Ellen van Lint and Charlotte Else helped Walsham move into a 5-1 lead. Lydia Lawrence and Kerry Payne scored in a late fightback, but it was not enough to rescue Broadland.

Wisbech II secured a fifth place finish in the Cambs League despite a 1-0 defeat at Rutland.

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