Panthers maintain perfect start

M&A PARTNERS NORFOLK LEAGUE: Holt and Sheringham Panthers maintained their excellent start to the Premier Division campaign when they beat Harleston Magpies III 2-0 to make it three wins out of three.

The game was end to end, with both teams being awarded penalty corners, two of which were brilliantly saved by Panthers keeper Natalie Brooks.

Panthers doubled their lead in the second half following a shot from the top of the area from a penalty corner by Becky Hart, a well deserved goal after having so many of her shots saved.

Evergreens were beaten 3-2 in a hard-fought game at newly promoted Lowestoft Railway.

Evergreens dominated the first five minutes and were rewarded with a goal from Sam Turner. The visitors then temporarily lost two players through injury and Railway had moved 2-1 in front by the break.

Jess Shand got Evergreens' second goal after a great solo run from the halfway line. Keeper Su Hoogendyk made several good saves to keep the home team at bay but they finally broke through with a strike from a short corner to finish off the game.

Broadland and Thetford shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw.

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Kerry Payne put Broadland ahead in the fourth minute. Thetford then rode their luck before breaking away early in the second half to draw level through Sam Harvey.

Broadland regained the lead through a deflected penalty corner when Kelly Duthie ran in to place the second shot across the Thetford keeper's body.

With less than 10 minutes to go Thetford equalised again through Kathy Hammond, having been under intense pressure for most of the half.

Thetford's player of the match was Leanne Smith.

Norwich City II won 3-2 at Beccles (Emilie Delacava, Emily Anthony, Felicity Williams) while in the other top flight match Dereham III and Watton II drew 1-1.

Reepham Ladies were beaten 3-1 at home by early pacesetters Harleston Magpies IV in Division 1.

Magpies had three clear-cut chances on goal in the first half and took advantage of all them. Rosie Blackmore scored twice, one from a penalty flick, before Kay Dennis made it 3-0.

Reepham's only consolation was a second half goal which was buried on the line by Sarah Louden after a great cross from the right.

Diss Ladies continued their good start to the season in Division 2 with a comfortable 4-1 win against Old Buckenham II.

Striker Toni Glover followed her opening day hat-trick with two quick goals in the middle of the first half and completed another hat-trick before the break. The second half was a repeat of the first, with Glover scoring another before Bucks got a deserved consolation.

Norwich City IV won 2-0 at Harleston Magpies VI in Division Three (Chloe Dhesi 2).

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