Norfolk Women’s League: Panthers hit 16 goals in crushing win

Panthers went on a goal spree against depleted Watton II to take a firm grip on top spot in the Premier Division.

Watton were only able to field 10 players for the game and Panthers made the most of their numerical advantage, winning 16-0.

Panthers' goalscorers were Zoe Gotts (4), Gail Rudd (3), Gemma Rolph (3), Helen Morter (3), Rachel Mayes, Katie Barnard and Lou Longhorn. They remain eight points clear of second-placed UEA, who they play this weekend.

UEA were also high-scoring winners on Saturday as they thrashed Harleston Magpies III 7-0.

Evergreens moved to within a point of fourth-placed Harleston Magpies III after beating them 2-0.


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Chantelle Baker's first-time strike opened the scoring and although Magpies came out strongly in the second half, Evergreens sealed their win when Hannah Mitchell swept the ball home from a short corner.

Thetford could only field 10 players at Dereham III but still managed to secure a 6-2 victory.

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Kathy Hammond notched a hat-trick for Thetford, with Sophie Wheeler adding two outstanding goals and player of the match Karen Hodgkinson also on target.

Norwich City II kept their challenge for runners-up spot alive with a 2-1 win at Beccles.

Annabelle Phoenix and Ellie Brine gave City a two-goal lead and although Beccles pulled one back, the visitors held on for victory.

The neck-and-neck race between Norwich City III and Diss in Division One remains level-pegging after both teams won on Saturday.

Diss were 2-0 winners at Sprowston, the visitors going ahead in the first half when Toni Glover converted from a short corner after being set up by Tash Blakely.

Diss applied pressure at the start of the second half and scored again through Sarah Woods.

City improved their superior goal difference over Diss with a 4-0 home victory against North Walsham II.

Anya Farrow (2) and Amber Farrow gave City a 3-0 lead at half-time and Kirstin Aitken made it four in the second period.

There is a potentially title-deciding clash this weekend as Diss travel to face City III.

Reepham let a half-time lead slip as they lost 2-1 at Harleston Magpies V.

Michelle Lain put Reepham ahead from a short corner after a neat lay-off from Becky Briggs, but a slow start to the second half by the visitors allowed Magpies to score twice.

Broadland II stayed just ahead of UEA II in the table after the two sides drew 1-1, with Carolyn Duthie on target for Broadland.

Norwich Dragons III were made to pay for failing to take their chances at home to Pelicans III as the visitors snatched a late winner in a 1-0 success.

In Division Two, Norwich City VI won 3-0 at home to Breckland.

Lyndsey Barnes gave City an early lead and then added a second before half-time after a surging run from Jo Tilson.

Tilson also set up the third goal, for Emma Francis.

Evergreens II maintained their promotion challenge with a 3-1 victory over Loddon, with Trudi Moulton, Tracy Brain and Anne Mann scoring for the winners.

Norwich City V are also in contention to go up after their 5-1 thrashing of Old Buckenham II.

Olivia Greenway (3), Emily Greenway, Emma Francis and Jen Clarke scored for City.

City remain top of the Girls Development division after a 5-0 win at Pelicans, with two goals apiece from Alice Hopgood and Eve Barnes and one from skipper Mollae Scott.

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