NWGFL round-up: Sian Sands rescues point for Fakenham Town Ladies against Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves
Shirley D Whitlow
Fakenham and Wymondham Town Ladies reserves fought out a thrilling 3-3 draw in Division One of the Norfolk Women's and Girls Football League.
Both sides started the game brightly but it was Wymondham who took the lead on 10 minutes when the Ghosts’ defence failed to clear the ball and the loose ball was dispatched by Wymondham to make it 0-1.
Fakenham took this early setback in their stride and a rasping shot cannoned off the crossbar into the keeper’s arms only for her to drop it into the Wymondham net.
The game turned on its head though when Rochy Woods played in Fran Danskanen midway through the half and Danskanen coolly slotted a low shot past the keeper to make it 2-1.
Fakenham got off to the worst possible start in the second half with the visitors scoring two quick goals to make it 3-2.
But Fakenham refused to be beaten and continued to press forward looking for an equaliser. One finally came in the last 10 minutes when the lively Sam King was brought down in the area by a rash challenge from the Wymondham keeper. With King unable to continue, Sian Sands coolly stepped up and buried the penalty past the keeper to secure a draw.
In Division Two Beccles Town Ladies stayed on top thanks to a 3-1 win over Toftwood United Ladies. Victoria Ottey, Lucy Robbens and Emily Coe got the goals for the leaders with Rosie Richmond-Smith replying for Toftwood.
FC Sprowston remain hot on the heels of Beccles though as their 12-0 win over Gorleston Rangers Ladies kept them within three points of top spot having played two games fewer. Rebecca Kirby (3), Keri Boorman (2), Joanna Davey (2), Lois Irving (2), Tammy Graves and Annika Skoog got the goals.
In the seven-a-side league Morley Ladies stayed on top thanks to a 1-0 win at Red Rose courtesy of Becky Humphries’ goal after nice approach play by Candice Halstead.
Megan Skinner got the only goal of the game for Briston Wanderers Ladies as they beat Harleston Town Ladies.
Cara Fensome struck five in Scole United’s 7-4 win over Hellesdon Belles. Maddison Burley got the other two goals.