Round-up of girls' football

BRANDON LASSES U11 travelled to Lowestoft for a game against Waveney Girls. It started well with both teams playing good football and creating chances but Waveney broke forward and scored.

BRANDON LASSES U11 travelled to Lowestoft for a game against Waveney Girls. It started well with both teams playing good football and creating chances but Waveney broke forward and scored. Brandon's heads didn't drop with Leah Zawiasa, Millie Bales, Georgia Dargan and Jessie Whybrow splitting the defence open, it was only going to be a matter of time before Brandon scored. Brandon equalised with Millie Bales running at the home defence who parted for her to score. Waveney went 2-1 up. Suzy Duggan and Ruby Robertson were stopping everything in defence. Millie, Jessie, Leah and Georgia were attacking in waves and pressure finally told when Millie netted her second. Georgia Dargan then had a run and beat the home defence, bundling the ball over the line. The second half started with Katie Amacker making a couple of smart saves before Waveney levelled. Brandon continued to push with Jessie Whybrow hitting a good shot on the run, which was saved well, with the rebound falling to Leah Zawiasa who had her shot cleared off the line. Waveney then scored again, then Brandon gave a needless penalty away. Millie shot just wide before Waveney went on to score again. A very good all-round team display by all. Katie Page and Abbie Craigen deserve mention for their part. Final score: Waveney Girls 6, Brandon Lasses 3. PoM: Leah Zawiasa.

BRANDON LASSES U12 travelled to Witnesham to face the Wasps in the Knock-out Cup. Both teams entertained in a very good competitive match. The home side put the Lasses under early pressure and were rewarded with a goal. The Lasses kept competing but were limited to long-range efforts but in the second half Brandon put Witnesham under much more pressure. This paid off with Brianna Jamgochian finishing with a well-struck shot. Full-time 1-1. The game went to penalties and stand-in keeper Chloe Killingworth continued from her superb display in the game by pulling off some lovely penalty stops to see the Lasses through, Amy Skipp and Chloe Slater converting theirs. Very good second half.


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BRANDON LASSES U9 faced a long trip to Lowestoft for their first-ever fixture and ran out 10-2 winners over Swanton Herons with Shannon Richardson scoring seven, Ameris Tyynismaa two and Jess Morleyah one. Faye Rumsey and Brianna Mcfedries kept things tight at the back and Jess Morley, Shannon Richardson in midfield and Emily Flack up front all competed well. They came close early on with Emily playing a first-time ball to Shannon who shot just wide. Shannon then went on a goal spree, scoring four times. Ameris Tyynismaa put the ball through for captain Jess Morley to fire home for a deserved goal. The lively Kiara Bly came into defence, doing a terrific job alongside Faye. The home side pulled a goal back from the spot but Lasses responded with two more goals from Shannon. Ameris was rewarded with Brandon's eighth, she then had a shot blocked with Shannon following up for her seventh. Herons pulled a goal back but Ameris finished the scoring with a good break and finish. This was a very pleasing display from a team that had not played a previous competitive match, all working for each other. The parents are extremely proud.

w Brandon are keen to add to this squad anyone interested in joining contact Roger Field on 01842 813077/07769944451 or email rfield@brandonladsandlasses.co.uk, school years 3 and 4. School year 2 girls are also training with this squad on Friday evening 5.30 to 6.30pm.

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DEREHAM WANDERERS U12 GIRLS entertained league leaders Bohemians. A tense start saw both teams limited to long shots, Anna hitting the side netting. Drew made good saves to deny Bohs. Rochy was trying to make inroads on their defence but to no avail. Bohemians took the lead with a good goal. Erren almost equalised but her effort was cleared off the line. Hannah also had chances. Dereham were given numerous free-kicks but just couldn't take advantage. Ella and Chelsea were working hard in defence.

At half-time Cerys and Millie came on, Cerys' free-kick, hitting a post. Bohs scored again. Dereham kept battling and Rochy scored a well-deserved goal. With only a few minutes to go Dereham just couldn't find the equaliser. Final score: Dereham 1, Bohemians 2. Girl-of-the-match: Drew, excellent saves.

DEREHAM WANDERERS U11 GIRLS put up a spirited performance against a strong Sprowston Falcons side which won 2-0 and which went on the offensive from the kick-off. Jess had another excellent game in goal and made a number of early saves before Sprowston took the lead midway through the first half which Sprowston dominated. Good defensive play from Saskia, Charlotte and Hollie kept wanderers in the game, although Falcons got their second goal just before the break.

Dereham showed determination in the second half with a number of attacks, hit a post and had shots cleared off the line. In defence, Dereham played well and prevented Sprowston from increasing their lead. The sides meet again in the league at Dereham this weekend. Dereham squad: Jess, Saskia, Hollie, Charlotte, Alice, Laura, Leah. Players of the match: Jess and Saskia.

DEREHAM WANDERERS U11 Girls and U10 Stags (A team) are looking to recruit new players. They are looking for girls in Year 5/6 and boys in Year 5. If you are interested in the opportunity of playing in a competitive league, come along to training Wednesdays 5-6.30pm at Northgate all-weather surface or contact Karen on 07880 935765 or email karen@derehamwanderers.co.uk You can also view the websites www.freewebs.com/derehamwanderersgirls or www.derehamwanderersyouth. co.uk

DEREHAM U13 GIRLS won 7-0 at bottom of the league Docking . Dereham gave starting roles to all the girls who had been so patient over the past couple of weeks and they put in a first-half performance as if they had been playing every week. There was some fantastic commitment and great teamwork as they set about the Docking defence. The breakthrough finally came when Becka scored her first goal of the season. When Docking did break, defenders Sarah and Ellen were in fine form. Dereham extended their lead before half-time with two well-taken goals from Lanti, with Georgy and Paige also having chances but thwarted by the keeper.

Lanti completed her hat-trick within the first five minutes of the second half and was replaced with Merrick who continued to run the game. Chelsea and Joy were then introduced as Paige and Becka came off. Joy finished from close from following a cross-come shot from Merrick and Chelsea added No 6 with a fiercely struck shot across the keeper. Merrick struck a post before Joy finished well from inside the area. This was a terrific team effort. The manager's players of the week were defenders Ellen and Sarah.

NORTH WALSHAM ANGELS U13 GIRLS, at home to Thorpe Rovers, recorded the third win this season, 3-1. Emily P gave another outstanding display of goalkeeping and was beaten only in the final minute. Sophie S partnered Lucy in defence and showed the promise of an excellent pairing. Charlotte moved to centre-mid flanked by Olivia and Robyn with Lauren as striker. Robyn ran the defence ragged down the left and fired in some impressive shots and some telling crosses. A right-wing corner led to Olivia scoring her first goal for the club. It was 2-0 by half-time with a route-one goal. Emily's goal kick went deep into the Thorpe half and Lauren latched onto the ball to score. Jess, Sophie H and Kiera all came on for spells in midfield and Sophie H particularly won the ball with some crunching tackles. Olivia netted her second goal with a confident finish as Angels kept up the pressure. Thorpe pulled one back from a breakaway in the dying seconds.

HEMPNALL GIRLS beat Reepham Girls 6-2. A very slow start all round by Hempnall gave Reepham the opportunity to press the home goal, with some determined defending by Alana and Beth aiding Lily to keep the ball out of her net. Gradually Hempnall found their pace and some excellent wide balls from Lilly freed up a quick and skilful Katy S to open up the Reepham defence. Katy's hard work was rewarded with her hat-trick and vote for girl of the game and she supplied an excellent chance for Lucy to net before she had to leave the field due to illness. The second half saw a gap in midfield, with Lucy missing, allowing the visitors to net two easy goals but Taylor found her form in the last quarter, plugging the gap and netting the fifth goal. A determined Kiera, who had come on and played the lone striker, saw her lose her marker and calmly slot the sixth goal past Reepham's keeper. Another good win, despite a slow start and again a terrific team effort, with Shannon and Katie B supporting both defence and attack and Holly alternating in the striker's position.

HETHERSETT ATHLETIC GIRLS U14 became the first team to deny Norwich City all three league points when they drew 4-4 to end their opponents' 100 per cent league record, Ella Stephenson scored twice with the other goals coming from Letitia Dye and Lisa Miners. Hethersett were 2-1 down at half-time but never let their heads drop and came back strongly in the second half with some fine football.

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