Broadland in chase after Reepham romp
MARTIN & ACOCK LEAGUE: Broadland kept themselves in the mix near the top of the Martin & Acock Premier Division with a 6-0 romp at Reepham. Their quicksilver forward line were on top form as they and their solid midfield dominated from start to finish.
Broadland kept themselves in the mix near the top of the Martin & Acock Premier Division with a 6-0 romp at Reepham.
Their quicksilver forward line were on top form as they and their solid midfield dominated from start to finish.
Carre Mills and Tracey Buxton put them 2-0 up at the break and the floodgates opened in the second half with further goals from Kelly Duthie, Helen Brockington, Lydia Lawrence and Kerry Payne.
Broadland remain six points adrift of unbeaten leaders Loddon, who won 4-2 at Norwich Dragons 3rds.
So are Harleston Magpies 3rds, who continued their winning streak with a convincing 4-2 win over Sprowston with goals from Hannah Linger (two), Jas Bartlett and Jessie Withers.
Youngsters Olivia and Felicity Williams made their debuts for Norwich City 2nds against Briston at Sheringham - and helped in a 4-1 win.
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Robyn Holden put City in front with a spectacular shot from the edge of the circle after less than five minutes. But Briston equalised against the run of play and that lifted the home side's game for the remainder of the half.
It didn't last as City were able to dictate again after the interval.
Sarah Shelley linked with Oliva Williams to give City the lead and scored again following a penalty corner before Holden ended the game as she began it with a spectacular long-range goal.
Despite having four regular players unavailable, Dereham Colts won 1-0 at Norwich City 3rds in Division One.
Drafted in for guest appearances, Fran D'Sousa, Lauren Healy and Vic Mansfield all slotted in well as Colts dominated and created numerous chances.
The only goal of the game came from a more direct style of hockey. A hard quick hit out of defence by Heather Morgan found Ellie Boyce flying down the right wing. Boyce picked up the ball well and at speed taking her Norwich defender out of the game. She carried the ball into the circle, beating the last City defender, before slotting it past the charging goalkeeper.
UEA 2s thrashed Thetford 5-0, scoring only once in an impressive enough first half and adding four more in the second.
Beccles kept themselves in second place behind Dereham Colts with a 1-0 win over Watton 3rds, who had trailed them before the game by just one point.
Amy Thornton played her first game for more than two years, found herself thrown into the deep end and made a big impact. The only goal came within the first five minutes, when Annette Freeman powered a free hit towards the goal just outside the D and Debbie Mann deflection found the net via a defender's stick.
In Division Two, Broadland 2nds matched their senior side by scoring six without reply against Harriers - who simply could not compete against the league leaders with only nine players.
Danni Parke claimed a hat-trick and Becky Savoury and Abi Dennison also scored before Anita Beckett marked her league debut with the final goal.
Harleston 6ths continue to rule the roost in Division Three after a 5-0 romp at Loddon 3rds.
A young Norwich City 4ths saw a good first half display drift away after the interval as UEA 3rds ran out deserved 3-1 winners.
They took the lead through Georgie Kidner, but that just seemed to spur UEA into action as the home team scored two quick goals before the interval.
The second half was a bit of a non-event for City and only the ever- dependable Emily Sadler in goal restricted UEA to just one more goal.