Six of the best for Broadland as Watton suffer

M&A NORFOLK WOMEN'S LEAGUE: Broadland smashed six past bottom side Watton II to maintain their excellent start to the season in the Premier Division.

Kelly Duthie gave Broadland an early lead which was soon doubled by Tracey Buxton. Lydia Lawrence then extended the advantage before half-time and the scoring continued after the break as Laura Parker made it 4-0.

Watton clawed a goal back through Alice Dalton but further strikes from Duthie and Helen Brockington completed a 6-1 win for Broadland.

Beccles could field only nine players against Lowestoft Railway, but battled valiantly in a 3-0 defeat.

Goals from Claire Ward and Jo Pallent gave Railway a 2-0 lead at half-time and although Beccles made the visitors work hard in the second period, Bridgette Wilson wrapped up the scoring.

Dereham III let a 3-1 lead slip as they lost 4-3 at Harleston Magpies III.

Hannah Bebbington swept Dereham in front but Magpies equalised from a short corner. Jackie Taylor then scored twice in identical fashion to give Dereham a two-goal cushion, before sloppy defending allowed Magpies to reduce the deficit. Dereham lost concentration in the second half, going behind for the first time in the game as Magpies secured victory.

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Holt & Sheringham Panthers remain top of the table after their 4-2 victory against Norwich City III.

Gail Rudd volleyed Panthers ahead and the same player doubled the lead from a penalty corner. Becky Hart made it 3-0 at half-time.

Amy Campbell pulled Norwich back into it, and Felicity Williams made it 3-2, but Rudd completed her hat-trick to kill off the game.

In Division One, Broadland II were beaten 2-1 by UEA II, Danni Parke scoring for Broadland after the students had taken a two-goal lead shortly after the break.

Norwich Dragons III handed a senior debut to Flora Gregorie and welcomed Sue Cross back after several seasons away in their goalless draw against Magpies IV. Sue Cullum produced some excellent saves to keep Magpies at bay.

Reepham skipper Katie Lake led the way with a hat-trick as her side drew 3-3 with Pelicans II.

Lake scored twice in the first half to put Reepham in charge but Pelicans hit back after the break to draw level. Lake reacted quickly to score her third, but Pelicans equalised from a short corner.

Diss crushed bottom side UEA III 8-0 in Division Two, with Toni Glover scoring five and Tanya Chenery grabbing a hat-trick.

Loddon II slipped to a 4-0 defeat against leaders Dereham IV. Loddon matched Dereham in the first half but found themselves 1-0 down at half-time, before two penalty corners in the second half and a late strike confirmed Dereham's superiority.

In Division Three, Norwich City V were beaten 2-1 at home by Hornets.

The visitors forged ahead early in the second half, but City equalised through Ellie Brine, before Hornets snatched the winner.

Magpies VI lost 2-1 to leaders Herlings.

Debutant keeper Jessica Harvey made some important saves for Magpies but Herlings took a 2-0 lead into the break. Katie Webb pulled one back after the restart but Magpies could not conjure an equaliser.

Norwich City V were outclassed by the club's fourth team in a 6-1 defeat on Sunday. Cat MacIver (2), Ellie Brine (2), Emma Wood and Saskia Delacave were on target for the fourth team, with Jess Harris getting the consolation goal for their opponents.

It completed a successful weekend for City IV, as the day before they had beaten Thetford II 3-0, with goals from Rachel McCarney, MacIver and Wood.

North Walsham's Development side lost 5-2 to Harleston Magpies, Hannah Wait scoring twice for Walsham.

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