Norfolk Women’s League: Survival bid gets Legg up from Sarah

Harleston Magpies IV grabbed a Premier Division lifeline with a 4-0 victory over Dereham III on Saturday.

Following their victory over relegation rivals Lowestoft Railway II the previous weekend, Magpies started the match in confident fashion.

They won a short corner and after it had to be re-taken, the ball fell to Hannah Booty at the top of the D and she fired in the opening goal.

Magpies doubled their lead straight from the start of the second half when Sarah Legg beat the keeper from a tight angle.

Legg added a third with a superb strike from a short corner and Laura Schultheiss completed the scoring near the end of the match.

Magpies' final match of the season is against fellow strugglers Watton II this Saturday.

Panthers, who had already been crowned as champions, were held to a 2-2 draw at Harleston Magpies III.

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The hosts took the lead from a penalty corner, but Panthers soon levelled through Gemma Rolph.

Magpies went back in front in the second half, before Helen Morter grabbed a last gasp equaliser for Panthers.

Norwich City III secured the Division One title on goal difference after their 4-0 win at Sprowston II.

Jess Harris and Leah Mickleborough both scored a goal in each half, ensuring City kept their noses in front of Diss, who also finished on 51 points after their 2-1 win at Dereham IV.

Broadland II won 4-1 at home to Reepham to leapfrog their opponents into fourth place.

Holley Becker scored twice for Broadland in the first half and Carolyn Duthie extended the advantage early in the second period with a close range finish.

Reepham pulled one back, but Broadland's player of the match Kari O'Brien killed the game off for the hosts with the fourth goal.

Norwich Dragons III claimed a 1-1 draw at bottom side North Walsham II despite only fielding 10 players.

Walsham initially made the most of their numerical advantage as they took an early lead from a short corner. Soon afterwards the hosts were awarded a penalty flick, but Dragons keeper Giselle Nieuwoudt kept the ball out.

Amelia Dawson hit the post for Dragons but they eventually drew level through Caroline Wolfe's solo effort.

In Division Two, Fakenham Evergreens II maintained their promotion challenge with a 0-0 draw against runaway champions UEA III.

Evergreens' Faye Hanson twice broke clear in the first half but on each occasion she was denied by the keeper. At the other end, Evergreens keeper Yvonne Clipston produced some important saves as the match ended with honours even.

Norwich City V remain third after their 0-0 draw at Breckland.

Girls Development division champions Norwich City rounded off the season with a 10-1 demolition of Watton, the goals coming from Alice Hopgood (5), Pippa Crabtree (2), Mollae Scott, Eve Barnes and Leo Wills.