NWGFL round-up: Thorpe United keep up the pressure at top after victory over Long Stratton

Thorpe United made it three wins out of three in Division One of the Norfolk Womens and Girls Leagu

Thorpe United made it three wins out of three in Division One of the Norfolk Womens and Girls League after beating Long Stratton Ladies 5-1. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

Thorpe United made it three wins out of three in Division One of the Norfolk Women's and Girls League after beating Long Stratton Ladies 5-1.

Shanice Sutton hit a hat-trick for United in the only fixture in the top division whilst Katie Knights was on target for Long Stratton, who are yet to taste victory this season.

Thorpe's victory has taken them up to second place in the table behind Sprowston Ladies, who are a point ahead but have played a game more.

The top two have tricky fixtures this weekend though with Thorpe due to entertain third-placed North Walsham Ladies whilst Sprowston face a trip to Stalham Town Ladies, who have only lost once this season in four games.

FC Sprowston maintained their perfect record so far in Division Two with a narrow 3-2 win at home to Costessey Sports Ladies.


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The leaders made it four wins out of four courtesy of goals from Keri Boorman, Joanna Davey and Rebecca Kirby.

Beccles Town Ladies kept up the pressure in second place though with a 4-3 win at Gorleston Rangers Ladies.

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Jordan Duke bagged a brace for Beccles whilst Lucy Robbens and Grace Storey were also on the scoresheet.

Beccles moved level on points with FC Sprowston at the top but have played a game more.

Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies picked up their second win of the season to move up to third in the table thanks to a 10-0 victory at home to Toftwood United Ladies. Shauna Brunton-O'Neill (two), Zalonia Warford (two), Monika Ashcroft, Paige Baker, Peta Belson, Sue-Lyn King and Sophie Martin got the goals for the Royals.

In the seven-a-side league there was just one game with Costessey Sports Ladies making it three wins out of three thanks to a comprehensive 7-0 win at Red Rose Ladies.

This division looks set to be a two-horse race for the title with Costessey currently in second place behind Briston Wanderers, who are a point ahead but have played a game more.

With Wanderers not in league action this weekend Costessey have the opportunity to take pole position when they welcome Scole United Ladies, who have picked up six points from their four games so far this season.

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