Norwich Dragons win seven-goal thriller in East League Premier Division

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Norwich Dragons won a thrilling match against St Albans II 4-3 at The Den to move seven points clear of the Premier Division's bottom two.

The Dragons started strongly and the first goal came after a fantastic piece of individual skill from Stacey Lee resulted in a short corner which was converted by Issy Wolfe.

St Albans equalised in similar fashion but Dragons were ahead again before the break after a fantastic period of interlinking play was finished off by Wolfe.

After being pegged back to 2-2 the hosts again produced a fine response and Emma Tabrett's drag- flick from a short corner found the back of the net with ease. Tabrett was in great form throughout and another set-piece was quickly was converted with similar precision.

While St Albans did manage to pull a goal back around five minutes from time, Dragons didn't falter and they picked up a well deserved three points.

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Tabrett shared the player-of the-match honours with the equally impressive Liv Thomas.

Dereham produced an excellent result in Division 1N, winning 2-0 at second placed Bedford II, but Norwich City in third place were unable to take full advantage.

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They drew for the sixth time in seven matches, with lowly hosts Watton sharing the spoils in a 2-2 result. Pui Foung Chung and Krystal Bishop scored the City goals.

Harleston Magpies II won for the 13th time in a row to go five points clear at the top with two games in hand. Their latest victims were Colchester, who crashed to a 8-2 home defeat.

Norwich Dragons II followed the example for their first team by winning 4-3 at Ipswich II in Division 2NE.

Dragons found themselves 2-1 down at the interval, with Jess Bennett scoring a great individual effort. The same player equalised in the second half before Ipswich went ahead again but the visitors went on to win, with Bennett completing her hat-trick and Kate McKenna slotting home their fourth.

Another tight game at Cromer saw North Norfolk and Norwich City II share the spoils in a 2-2 draw, with Danni Garwood and Rosie Humphrey scoring for the visitors, while Dereham II moved up to fourth by beating Colchester II 2-0.

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