Toyn has final say in opener

Panthers beat Lowestoft Ladies 2-1 at Sheringham in their first game of the season in the Premier Division of the Marshall Motor Group Norfolk Ladies League.

Panthers opened the scoring with a shot from Zoe Gotts, who got on the end of a lovely cross from Georgina Stannett.

Lowestoft equalised just before half-time following a cross which was not picked up by the Panthers' defence.

The second half saw both teams looking for the winner and some end to end hockey was played, with both teams making some good passes and moves.

Panthers did finally beat the Lowestoft keeper with a reverse stick shot by Gail Rudd but this was disallowed for being too high.

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It wasn't until the last minute of the game that Panthers were awarded another penalty corner and this was fired home by Tracy Toyn to give Panthers the win.

In their final friendly match before the start of new Women's East League season Broadland were beaten 8-1 at home by Harleston Magpies II.

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Magpies took an early lead with a penalty corner strike from Kira Wooltorton. Helen Brockington equalised for Broadland within minutes, her effort from close in giving the keeper no chance.

Early in the second half a moment's hesitancy in the Broadland defence let Crystal Bishop in for the first of her two goals.

This setback put Broadland on the back foot and another goal within a minute threw the defence into complete disarray. From then on Harleston found the net at regular intervals, with goals from Emily Brown, another penalty corner from Wooltorton and a brace from Anouska Hipperson.

Broadland II, with goals from Becky Savoury and Nikki Richards, held the advantage over Harleston IV by the one goal at the break. An individual error let Harleston in for an equaliser and they sealed a 3-2 win late on.

Diss were beaten 5-3 by Norwich City IV in their final friendly before league action. Their goals were scored by Woods and Glover (2) while player of the match was Sam Howard.

Norwich City II beat Evergreens 5-1 at Gresham's in their final friendly. Georgie Kidner scored twice while Rebecca Green, Emilie Delacave and Annabelle Phoenix also hit the target.

• In men's action Norwich City returned from Wapping with a 2-1 friendly success, with Chris Wardale and Charlie Horn scoring the goals.

Norwich City IV drew 1-1 with Watton in a friendly. City took a deserved lead from a Luke de Pear Brown short corner strike only for Watton to grab a fortuitous equaliser.

Norwich City III beat Harleston IV 2-1 in a friendly with James Halls and Nathan Taylor on target.

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