Girls' match reports
BRANDON LASSES U15, against a brave but depleted visitors Debenham LC, set their stall out to play attacking football, none more than Kayleigh Nolan who hit a personal best tally of 11 in this match.
BRANDON LASSES U15, against a brave but depleted visitors Debenham LC, set their stall out to play attacking football, none more than Kayleigh Nolan who hit a personal best tally of 11 in this match. The Lasses went in at half time with a 12-goal lead, Nolan hitting five, Tash Rutter four, Sally Eastwood two and Rachel Lynch's long shot. The second period start in similar fashion with Nolan adding six more. A Megan Norton volley, a great solo effort from Ellen Rumsey and an own goal brought the Lasses scoring to a close with the visitors replying following a mix-up in Brandon's defence. PoM: Kayleigh Nolan. Next week Brandon travel to Whitton for a tough semi-final.
BRANDON LASSES U12 were at last back into action against a confident Copleston side who had beaten the league leaders in their previous fixture. On a tight pitch the Lasses took control of the first half creating chances and limiting the home side to the odd break. It seemed a matter of time before the Lasses found the back of the net, but credit to Copleston who kept a clean sheet going into the second half. Brandon took a while to get going in the second half but when they picked up their passing game mid-way though the half two quick goals from Brianna Jamgochian and Ellesse Masters gave them the cushion they needed to see the game out. An excellent team display to give them confidence for their cup semi-final next week.
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BRANDON LASSES U11 travelled to North Walsham for this fixture looking to do the double over them. It did not take Brandon long to get into the action and in the first minute some good running by Jessie Whybrow down the right side ended with her putting a good ball into Millie Bales who couldn't quite finish. It didn't take long for Brandon to find the mark after some great passing football from Leah Zawiasa to Georgia Dargan who found Millie and this time had no trouble finding the net. Keeper Katie Amacker was a virtual spectator and the defence of Ruby Robertson and Suzy Duggan stood firm. Brandon then went on the rampage with two goals by Leah Zawiasa and two by Millie Bales completing her hat trick. At this stage Brandon made two substitutions with Freya Hayward and Abbie Craigen slotting in nicely to the attack. In the 27th minute the ball came to the impressive Georgia Dargan who made it 6-0 to Brandon. With half time approaching there was a mix-up in Brandon's defence and North Walsham scored to make it Walsham 1, Brandon 6. At the start of the second half Leah Zawiasa picked up a loose ball in the centre of midfield and ran through the defence and completed her hat trick. A good shot from the edge of the box saw North Walsham pull a goal back. Brandon went up another gear again and good build-up play between Jessie and Millie set up Leah for her fourth and Brandon's eighth. Millie then got her fourth with a strong solo run down the left. With Brandon pushing forward Georgia got her second with some great passing through midfield. Millie then added her fifth. Ruby Robertson had a spell up front, she went close putting one over the bar then hitting a post. With the match drawing to a close Ruby scored with good shot from the edge of the area. A strong performance from everyone in the Lasses team. Final score North Walsham 2, Brandon Lasses 12. PoM Georgia Dargan.
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DEREHAM WANDERERS U11 GIRLS staged a dramatic late comeback in a seven-goal thriller at Mulbarton Belles but were unable to take the chances to turn the game around and lost 4-3. Dereham went behind early on and during a one-sided first half were unable to contain the Belles who led 4-0 at the break. Second half Dereham adopted a more positive approach. Laura scored with a long-range shot midway through the half and added a second before Hollie made it 4-3 to set up an exciting few minutes. With the clock ticking away - with Saskia and Charlotte defending well and Alice fighting for the ball in midfield - Dereham pressed but were unable to convert a number of chances. Dereham goals: Laura (2), Hollie. Team: Jess, Charlotte, Saskia, Jasmin, Hollie, Brogan, Leah, Laura and Alice. PoM: Alice and Saskia.
DEREHAM WANDERERS U12 GIRLS played hosts to Scole, winning 3-1. Dereham were straight out of the blocks with good play from Ella slotting the ball past the defence for Rochy to give Dereham a lead after two minutes. Chelsea and Erren were doing well in defence. Drew making comfortable saves. Hannah and Anna both went close with Ella sending dangerous throw-ins into the Scole area. Hannah got a second goal for Dereham after hesitation from the goalkeeper. Second half Scole came into the game more with their winger getting some crosses into the middle, but Chelsea made two goal-line clearances. Millie and Erren were battling in midfield but Rochy had to come off after getting hit in the face hard by the ball. Anna had a shot blocked with a rebound going over the bar from Ella. Mary, gaining confidence with every game, made good moves in midfield. Scole were given a consolation goal when Ella tried to clear but the ball fell into the back of the net. Rochy came back on to score straight from kick-off to restore Dereham's two-goal advantage. Girl-of-the-match: Ella, excellent attacking play.
DEREHAM WANDERERS U13 GIRLS played host to Thorpe Rovers who they beat in their two previous meetings, scoring 21 goals. Thorpe were not going to roll over and fought hard for every ball. It was an even contest, with only few clear-cut chances, so Dereham made a change, sacrificing Ellen at the back, who had been having a very solid game. Georgy dropped back to an unfamiliar right-back slot so she could continue using her powerful long throw-in. The pace of Chelsea was introduced. Almost immediately Chelsea was found with a great pass and used her pace to get behind the Thorpe defence and shoot narrowly wide. Dereham finally took the lead when Bea was again in the right place to slot the ball home. Thorpe had to thank their goalkeeper for keeping the score down to just the one goal. The second half started in similar fashion, closely contested and full of passion from both teams. Dereham finally got the important second goal when top scorer Lanti finished following a mazy run down the left wing before cutting inside, jinking past the final defender and placing the ball nicely past the keeper. Dereham's defence was immense. Bea added a third goal to seal the victory with a delightful header from a long throw-in. Manager's player of the week was Ellen for a really solid defensive display.
GORLESTON RANGERS GIRLS U10 entertained St Edmunds at Wroughton and immediately put St Edmunds on the back foot. An early cross from Jade and Paige hit a post. Gorleston then had to defend almost straight away with their opponents winning an early corner. Jane picked the ball up in midfield and a mazy run beating the defence and tucked the ball into the bottom corner. Straight from the restart Jane took a corner, the ball went through to the back post and Megan coolly tucked the ball away. The ball was won from kick-off and an early throw from Paige to Jane, who turned on a sixpence and scored. Good defending from Caitlin and Clarissa and tackling back from Jade, kept the opposition at bay. Good work by Jess as she passed to Paige to score her second. A few minutes later Paige scored her second. St Edmunds kept playing but then from her own corner Jane scored again for her hat-trick. After winning the ball herself Jade then scored her first of the game. Jane shot and the keeper fumbled allowing Jess in to score. Kelsey saved from a rare attack and it was half-time. Rangers continue to play good football from the kick off for the second half, then a change in goal - Paige for Kelsey. Good running and Jess picked up the ball outside of the box, shot and scored her second. The remainder of the half was one-way traffic resulting in another three goals for Rangers, all by Megan, two of these set up by Kelsey who was now playing in midfield, the best nestling in the top corner. All credit to St Edmunds who never gave up and deservedly got a consolation goal. Final result: 12-1. Well done girls another top-class performance.
SCOLE GIRLS U15 lost to Bohemians 3-0. Scole made the worst start possible when they went a goal down in the first minute. Constant pressure from Bohemians paid off when they doubled their lead midway through the first half and a goalkeeping error allowed them to score a third just before half-time. Scole tightened up in the second half and good work from Tash Blakely earned her Girl of the Game. Although no goals were scored none were conceded and the improvement gave Scole hope for their cup semi-final match against the same opposition next week.