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North Norfolk hockey scene

PUBLISHED: 11:21 21 October 2009 | UPDATED: 10:02 13 July 2010

North Walsham Ladies in action against Norwich Dragons.

North Walsham Ladies in action against Norwich Dragons.

Norwich Dragons 4, North Walsham Ladies 1

North Walsham Ladies I were outplayed by a better team, and were 1-0 down in the opening minutes. Walsham struggled to get going and soon conceded again after a run of short corners.

Norwich Dragons 4, North Walsham Ladies 1

North Walsham Ladies I were outplayed by a better team, and were 1-0 down in the opening minutes. Walsham struggled to get going and soon conceded again after a run of short corners.

Walsham fought back and had an equal share of the play - putting together some pacy runs down the wing which culminated in a strong cross from the edge of the circle to allow Ellen Vanlint to scoop the ball over the keeper.

Just before half-time they conceded and in the second half Walsham did well to only concede one further goal.

North Walsham 7, Magpies 2

An early goal from Ogden was quickly followed by a goal for Magpies, however further goals from Wait and McDougall put Walsham 3-1. The second half saw an excellent goal from Magpies but great teamwork and good team spirit allowed Ogden to add four more.

North Walsham II 3, Dereham III 1

WALSHAM dominated with the midfield duo of Andy Whitby and Tom Whitwood linking and spreading the ball around.

A short-corner routine set up a solid strike from Reggie Nickerson and the second goal soon followed, Sam Else's first-ever goal for the Seconds.

Dereham converted a penalty flick for to make it 2-1 at half-time. Walsham's back four of Andy Tuddenham, Geoff Spencer, A Troll, and Jonny Mills coped well with a resurgent Dereham.

Walsham's third goal came from a stunning move with Will Amey and Andy Whitby setting up up skipper Richard West.

North Walsham IV 2, Norfolk Nomads II 2

HARD work at training paid dividends and there were some fine performances.

North Walsham led 1-0 at half-time, the result of a good short-corner routine.

Jamie Nibari and Alex Robinson worked effectively in midfield and John Gardiner put in some effective crosses from the right with keeper Sean Roberts making a crucial save.

In the second half Jacob Kirk, on the receiving end of a beautiful through-ball, timed his shot to make it 2-0 with his first goal in this league.

Nomads then came into the game and scored two quick goals.

Defenders Stephen Rawlings and Aaron Curtis attacked every ball that came to the circle.

North Walsham Development 3, Dereham Development 3

WITH new members joining the squad, North Walsham found this first match challenging but the improvement in performance was evident.

The team put in an organised and cohesive performance, showing great team spirit and some fine individual performances.

Walsham were leading 1-0 at half-time thanks to a short-corner routine finished by Hannah Wait.

Dereham, produced some good passing hockey and two goals before Hayley Massingham made it 2-2.

Walsham raised their game again and a through ball was finally put away by Wait, playing confidently in her new role as left striker.

This was an encouraging display with promising debuts by Kerenza Moffatt, Sophie Hicks and Bethany Richardson.

Panthers Ladies 1, Harleston Magpies 3

BOTH teams were playing for top spot in the Premier League, unbeaten in the first three games. Harleston were 1-0 up within the first five minutes following a penalty corner. Panthers soon started showering the Harleston keeper with shots but she made some excellent saves all match.

Harleston scored again with a deflected shot with a Panthers player lying injured.

The Panthers earned a penalty corner. Zoe Gotts received and brilliantly played her way through the Harleston defence to finally beat the Harleston keeper.

In the second half, trying to push for an equaliser, Panthers were caught out at the back and Harleston scored their third.

Panthers' player of the match: George Stannett.

Reepham Ladies 5, Yarmouth II 0

AN impressive opening 20 minutes of attacking hockey from Reepham secured them maximum points.

Reepham worked the ball through the team with style and ease. Dawn Fisher found the net twice in Reepham's dream start.

Reepham eased off a bit but solo goal from captain Katie Lake before half-time gave Reepham a deserved 3-0 lead.

Reepham absorbed a little more pressure in the second half but their defensive players coped well. Lucy Cadge extended Reepham's lead with her first goal for the club. Her relentless runs down the left wing paid off and she was in a good position on the far post to hit home.

Carina Carter had a quiet game in goal for Reepham but could be relied upon to pull off a good save when needed. On her debut, Victoria Herbert was proving a handful for the Yarmouth defence.

Good link-up play between Jane Proctor and Katie Lake found Lake in the circle to get on the end of her cross to glance the ball around the advancing keeper to score Reepham's fifth.


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