Norwich Dragons III are Empresa Norfolk League Premier Division champions

Norwich Dragons thirds, who secured the Empresa Norfolk Women's League title at the weekend, pose fo

Norwich Dragons thirds, who secured the Empresa Norfolk Women's League title at the weekend, pose for the camera. Pictrure: Club - Credit: Archant

Norwich Dragons III clinched the Empresa Norfolk Women's League title at the weekend.

Top spot had been all but secured the previous Sunday when they won 2-0 at Lowestoft Railway, but the long-time leaders made absolutely sure when they came away from Norwich City IV with a 4-0 success.

Jess Haw set the ball rolling with an early goal and it was 3-0 at the interval, with Aditi Naik and Debs Smith converting from short corners.

Dragons converted a third short corner after the break through Ally Windsor Waite to complete a comfortable win.

Closest rivals Norwich City III and Broadland both recorded 9-0 wins and look set to finish second and third respectively.

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City saw off Dragons V in emphatic fashion at The Den, with Olivia Greenway scoring four, Annabel Pounder two and Ellyn Roberts, Emily Greenway and Jennifer Stanghan one apiece.

In-form Helen Brockington intercepted a right-wing cross at the far post to open the scoring for Broadland against UEA II and found another a few minutes later with a strong finish from a penalty corner. Lydia Lawrence then hammered home Broadland's third before Brockington completed a first half hat-trick.

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Kelly Allen added to the score after the break while the hard-working Helen Kelly scored with an individual effort and Brockington found a fourth goal for the second week running. Lawrence then struck her second before Helen Harper's penalty corner strike completed the scoring.

The students are involved in a three-way battle to avoid the drop with Dragons V and Harleston Magpies IV, who were beaten 1-0 at home by Evergreens.

The battle for promotion from Division One looks certain to go to the wire. Pelicans II hammered Watton II 10-0 to stay stop, while Broadland II remain second following a 3-0 win over UEA II - but Harleston Magpies V and Diss, who have a game in hand, remain very much in touch. Magpies won 2-0 at Carrow while Diss returned from Dereham IV with a 4-1 success. Broadland's scorers were Nikki Baker, Nikki Kent and Abi Dennison.

In Division Two Broadland III beat Thetford 2-1 (Wendy Anema 2).

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