Hirst shoots Evergreens to the top

Evergreens seized top spot in the Martin & Acock Premier Division after beating previous leaders Sprowston 2-1 on Saturday.Neither side could break the deadlock in a goalless first half, but Evergreens took the lead after the break when Binks fired home following a short corner from Murfit.

Evergreens seized top spot in the Premier Division after beating previous leaders Sprowston 2-1 on Saturday.

Neither side could break the deadlock in a goalless first half, but Evergreens took the lead after the break when Binks fired home following a short corner from Murfit.

Sprowston hit back to make it 1-1 when a short corner was swung to the far post by Carolyn Fildes and Mel Tuckwell forced the ball over the line.

But the winning goal was scored by Hirst, who collected a pass from Gordon and rounded the keeper before providing the finish and sealing the points.


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Reepham beat Watton II 3-2 in a mid-table encounter.

Captain Katie Lake put Reepham in front, beating the keeper after a goalmouth scramble and they held the lead going into half-time.

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Danielle Butters equalised for Watton in the second half, but Lake then restored Reepham's advantage with her second goal.

Parnell levelled again for Watton and Reepham suffered another blow when Michelle Lain went off with a hand injury.

But they summoned enough strength of character to find a winning goal when Lake set up Jane Proctor to score.

Briston moved up to fifth after their 1-0 win at Norwich Union III.

Helen Morter's driving run created a chance for Gail Rudd and she applied the finish for the crucial goal. Briston then relied on some excellent goalkeeping from Tamsin Radley as Union pressed, unsuccessfully, for an equaliser.

Norwich City II moved off the bottom of the table with a 1-1 draw against North Walsham.

City took the lead when Danielle Murphy converted Catherine Cook's cross midway through the first half.

Walsham equalised with a powerful strike from their centre-forward and despite chances at both ends, it remained 1-1 at the end.

In the Division One basement clash, Dereham Colts and North Walsham II shared the honours in a 1-1 draw.

Walsham went ahead with a deflected short corner shot from Mary Ogden midway through the first half, but Dereham equalised when Rachel Lavers picked out Ellie Boyce on the left and she swept the ball in.

Norwich City II's 2-0 win at Harriers put them top of Division Two. Goals by Teresa McInally and Lynn Suckling sealed their win.

Evergreens II and Old Buckenham II battled their way to a 2-2 draw. Lizz Shaw and Sarah Wood scored for Buckenham, while Segersby and Beck got the Evergreens goals.

Sprowston blew away Pelicans 5-0 with goals from Mel Sanga (2), Julie Swords, Paula Kent and Lisa Thurgill.

There was an even more convincing victory for Thetford as they thrashed Harleston Magpies V 8-0.

Kathy Hammond bagged a hat-trick to go with doubles from Dawn Heavey and Karen Spiller and a goal from Karen Hodgkinson.

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