Leaders Lowestoft Railway thrashed 7-0 by visitors Broadland


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Unbeaten Premier Division leaders Lowestoft Railway were swept aside by a clinical Broadland side who came away from East Point Academy with a stunning 7-0 win.

Helen Brockington completed a hat-trick with two penalty corner conversions and a goal from open play.

That was backed up by some solid team play and creative passing which in turn led to goals from star player Helen Kelly, a snapped up half chance from Lydia Lawrence and goals from Dani Parke and George Stannett.

Railway had opportunities, but keeper Sarah Craig had a fine game to keep a clean sheet.

Norwich Dragons III are now the only unbeaten side in the top flight and they took over at the top following a 7-0 win of their own at Harleston Magpies IV.

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Harriet Marlee led the way with a hat-trick on her debut while the other goals came from Hannah Ellis, Hazel Knights, Kate McKenna and Ally Windsor Waite. Aditi Naik also made her debut for the thirds while there was a return for Hazel Knights.

Norwich City III remain third, above Broadland on goal difference, after hammering visitors Loddon 7-2. Sophia Basset was another player to score three times, with Emily Greenway (2), Rachael Phillips and Olivia Greenway also finding the target.

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Dragons V came from behind to draw 1-1 at UEA II. The equaliser came when Mel Widdows injected a short corner to Sue Cross who slipped the ball skilfully to player-of-the-match Sophia Haenhelt. She passed at speed back to Widdows at the front post to slam it home.

It's as you were at the top of Division One with leaders Carrow beating Beccles 4-0 and second placed Broadland II seeing off local rivals Reepham 2-0.

Nikki Baker put Broadland ahead with a last gasp touch after her initial shot refused to roll over the line. Reepham responded well but eventually ran out of steam and Abi Dennison doubled the home lead with a slick penalty corner finish.

Broadland III went down 7-2 to Lowestoft Railway II in Division Two. Tessa Hewitt and Georgie Glenn got the Broadland goals while Amelia Anema was their star player.

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