It’s seven-up for Panthers

NORFOLK WOMEN'S LEAGUE: Panthers completed their seventh successive league victory this season with a 5-0 mauling of Pelicans II in the Premier Division.

Georgina Stannett started the ball rolling for Panthers as her reverse stick finish gave them the lead and Gail Rudd's classy finish made it 2-0 at half-time.

Zoe Gotts added a quickfire double in the second half and Helen Morter fired home the fifth.

Dereham III fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Norwich City II.

City started strongly and Rebecca Green was twice perfectly positioned to sweep home rebounds. Ellie Davison deflected Becca Taylor's hit into the circle past the keeper to bring Dereham back into the game. The equaliser arrived 10 minutes from time when Alice Guest slipped the ball into the net following Jackie Taylor's shot.

Second-placed Harleston Magpies III maintained their unbeaten record, but were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Watton II.

Dominique Dyball put Magpies ahead, before Watton drew level. Player of the match Lucy Chubbock restored Magpies' lead but Watton again pegged them back with an equaliser 15 minutes from time.

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Magpies' fourth team held high-flying UEA in a goalless first half, but could not keep them out after the break as the students wrapped up a 3-0 success.

Diss stretched their lead at the top of Division One to three points with a 2-1 win at UEA II.

The visitors forged ahead on 20 minutes when top scorer Toni Glover forced her way into the D and beat the keeper with a reverse stick shot.

Glover had another effort ruled out for a lifted ball before the UEA equalised with a shot which squirmed under Diss keeper Gemma Burton's foot.

Diss notched their second in the second half as Glover slotted home and Burton made several saves to ensure her side took the points.

North Walsham II paid the price for a defensive mix-up late in the game as they were beaten 1-0 at Sprowston II. The match appeared to be heading for a stalemate when Sprowston's player of the match Julie Swords supplied Tamsin Butcher and she netted the winner.

Abi Dennison gave Broadland II the lead against Harleston Magpies V, before Magpies switched up a gear and went 3-1 ahead. Nikki Baker smashed a rebound into the net to bring Broadland back into it, but they could not conjure an equaliser.

Norwich Dragons II stormed to a 4-0 win against bottom side Great Yarmouth II.

Dragons took time to settle but eventually went ahead just before the break when Sophie Cullens finished off an impressive move.

Player of the match Amelia Dawson fired in an unstoppable effort to double the lead before further goals from Sarah Tonge and Hannah Bardsley.

Norwich City IV sealed a 3-1 victory at Breckland in Division Two.

Teresa McInally put City ahead, but Breckland drew level, before Vicki Mason restored the visitors' advantage ahead of half-time. Amber Sayer was rewarded for an impressive display with City's third in the second half.

City's sixth team had a late equaliser ruled out as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at Hornets.

After the hosts had taken a first half lead, Annabelle Conway pulled City level. Hornets regained the lead, but City thought they had equalised again two minutes from time, only for the goal to be chalked off.

Fakenham Evergreens II wrapped up their third successive win, beating Lowestoft Railway II 2-0.

Both goals arrived in the second half, through Ellie Lynn and Faye Hanson.

In the Boys Development League, Norwich City thumped North Walsham 8-0 with goals from Sam Paterson (3), Sam Tomlinson (3), Jake Cushion and George Brine.

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