Paine keeps perfect record up for Watton

EAST WOMEN'S LEAGUE: Watton maintained their 100pc record this season with a 5-2 victory over Norwich Dragons in Division 1N.

Lauren Eyles gave Watton a dream start as she netted from the rebound after Lucy Briggs' shot was saved.

Sammy Jeffrey added a second following a solo run and then fired in a third after half-time.

The Dragons lost their keeper, Sam Jelliff, through injury, but pulled one back with a good finish from Claire Baker, before Charlie Paine restored Watton's three-goal advantage.

Baker got her second for Dragons from a penalty corner, but Paine made the game safe for Watton with her second of the game.


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Norwich City remained bottom after losing 4-1 at home to Bury St Edmunds (Anna Horsley).

In Division 2NE, Sprowston bounced back from defeat in their previous match to beat North Walsham 4-1.

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Amy Lewis-Butler put Sprowston in front after Marie Hood's effort was saved and Becky Cox slid in the second following a short corner.

Walsham rallied towards half-time and Nicky Batch marked her last game for the club with a fine individual goal. Towards the end of the match, Walsham tired and Sprowston converted two short corners, with Hood and Lewis-Butler applying the finishes.

A depleted Broadland side slumped to a 4-1 defeat at home to Old Buckenham. The visitors took a two-goal lead in the first half against a Broadland side who had nearly half of their first team squad missing through injury or unavailability.

Old Buckenham added two more after the break before Broadland grabbed a consolation goal, with Lydia Lawrence setting up Helen Brockington for a simple tap-in.

Norwich Dragons II maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-0 win against Dereham II.

Debs Smith gave Dereham an early lead before late strikes from Ally Windsor-Waite and Polly Curtin sealed the victory.

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