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2, Baxter 2
2, Mulley 2
3, Graves 2, Todd 2, Baxter, own goals 2
3, Baxter 2, Todd
2, Annison, Todd
2, Simpson, Mulley
2, Mulley 2, Simpson, Todd, Street
2, Todd, Mulley
2, Street, Matthews, Simpson
3, Waters 3, Annison, Todd, Street, own goal
2, Graves 2
2, Graves 2
7, Waters 2
*- lost 3-2 on penalties after extra-time
Hethersett 3 North
Hethersett 5-3 to a skilful North
Lynn side who won the league last season without dropping a point.
Hethersett were hindered by the loss of 2 players ( 1 as a bridesmaid at
a wedding and the goalkeeper calling off on Friday evening with a wrist
injury) but started the game well and were more than holding their own.
Two defensive errors led to North Lynn being 2-0 up at half-time.
Hethersett started the 2nd half well and got the goal back that their
play deserved through new signing Tammy Graves. After this
Hethersett seemed to drift off to sleep and North Lynn punished
hesitancy and tiredness by scoring 3 more goals to take a 5-1 lead.
This seemed, for some reason, to wake Hethersett up and after a lot of
good play between Tammy, Emma Mulley and Megan Todd, Emma pulled 2 more
goals back. Once the team is back to full strength and they have
played together a bit more this season could be a successful one for
them. Special mention must go to Hayleigh Baxter who played in goal and
could not be faulted for the goals.
Team - Hayleigh Baxter, Evie Lake, Adele Bagley, Charlie Calton, Maisie
Lake ,Paige Hunton,
Emily Simpson, Megan Todd, Gabby Girling, Emma Mulley, Tammy Graves.
Hethersett 4 Norwich
Hethersett beat a good North Walsham team away 4-2 with 2 goals each for
Emma Mulley and Hayleigh Baxter. This game saw the league debut of
Stacey and she looks to have settled in to the style of play that the
girls enjoy playing. Such was the performance of Hethersett for
the first 10 minutes North Walsham scarcely touched the ball and were
left chasing shadows. Hethersett were hampered by an injury to
Adele after just 10 minutes. After dominating the game Hethersett
found themselves a goal down when the Walsham centre forward chased a
long ball through the centre and slotted past Cassie in the Hethersett
goal. Just before half time Stacey got a nasty injury to her
ankle so Adele had to come back on but was unable to run. At half
time after some treatment Stacey returned. The score
stayed the same until 10 minutes into the 2nd half when Emma Mulley
carried on from last week and slotted home to make it 1-1. Just
after this Emma chased a ball she had no right to get and forced the
goalkeeper into a mistake, this let her chip across goal for Hayleigh to
score with a fine header. Emma then scored another to make it 3-1.
A lapse in concentration by Cassie in goal led to Walsham
pulling a goal back, but then she redeemed herself with an excellent
save to deny the centre forward. Gabby on the left wing was
getting into the game and after some delightful skills delivered a ball
across the area just asking for someone to apply the finishing touch
which Hayleigh was glad to do. This being the last goal final score 4-2
An overall excellent performance from the girls and when everybody is
fit and available we can expect more. This has certainly made
selection choices very hard for the future.
Team: Cassie Cushing, Evie Lake, Emily Simpson, Charlie Calton, Maisie
Lake, Megan Todd, Adele Bagley, Stacey Annison, Gabby Girling, Hayleigh
Baxter, Emma Mulley,
TEAM: Cassie Cushing, Evie Lake, Adele Bagley, Charlie Calton,
Maisie Lake, Tammy Graves , Stacey Annison, Megan Todd, Gabby Girling,
Emma Mulley, Hayleigh Baxter, Emily Simpson, Paige Hunton
This match was marred by an incident involving 2 Norwich City supporters
which resulted in the match being held up for approx 5 minutes in the
The match started with Hethersett attacking Norwich and playing very
neat football. It wasn't long before they were 1-0 up when the
ball bounced in the area and Emma sent a looping header over the Norwich
keeper. Hethersett continued to attack and from the 2nd of two
quick corners were awarded a penalty for a push on Stacey by the Norwich
centre back. The penalty was delayed whilst the referee, who had
an excellent game, had to reprimand a Norwich supporter who said
something out of turn. Once this had been sorted Tammy stepped up
to coolly slot the ball home. With the whole back line and keeper
Cassie looking assured and confident it gave the rest of the team the
chance to play the attractive football that we all know they are capable
of. The match was then held up for about 5 minutes whilst the
referee dealt with another Norwich supporter which resulted in him
asking her to leave the pitchside, which she refused to do, this being
reported to the league via a referee's report. No further goals in
the 1st half.
The 2nd half started and it took Hethersett about 10 minutes to get on
top of their game again, but once they did some of the football played
was a joy to watch. From a good passing move on the right Tammy
got to the byline and delivered a lovely cross for Emma to score her 2nd
with her head. Norwich were resorting to trying their luck from
well outside the area and Cassie was only really tried twice throughout
the game. Hethersett then broke down the left and when a good shot
was only parried by the keeper Tammy was on hand to force the ball home.
This was the end of the scoring and the girls have now set themselves a
very high benchmark for the rest of the season, which they are fully
capable of reaching
Red Rose 1
TEAM: Cassie Cushing, Evie Lake, Charlie Calton, Maisie Lake, Adele
Bagley, Paige Hunton,
Emily Simpson, Megan Todd, Gabby Girling, Emma Mulley, Tammy Graves,
Red Rose kicked off but the ball was won by Hethersett and a through
ball from Tammy allowed Emma to run through and slot past the keeper.
Tammy then broke down the right and put a good cross over that a Red
Rose defender could only help into her own net. Emma then pounced
on a ball in the area to make it 3-0 before rounding off a good display
with her hat-trick goal midway through the first half. Hethersett
were continually attacking the Red Rose goal but could not score any
more in the first half.
The second half started with Hethersett attacking again and from a good
pass from Paige, Megan scored a good goal from outside the area.
There then followed a period of 3 goals in about the same amount of
minutes as an own goal, a cool finish from Tammy and then another cool
finish from Hayleigh made it 8-0 to Hethersett. There was still
time for Megan to get her second of the game after a well worked short
corner and then Tammy broke from just inside the Red Rose half to slot
past the keeper. About a minute from time some sloppy play at the
back let Red Rose in to score, this they deserved as they did not give
up for the whole game. The 2nd half was held up several times for
about 15 minutes altogether due to injuries to Maisie, Cassie and 2 Red
Rose players. Final score 10-1.
Hethersett 6 Taverham
Team: Paige Hunton, Evie Lake, Charlie Calton, Maisie Lake, Emily
Simpson, Tiffany North,
Adele Bagley, Megan Todd, Tammy Graves, Hayleigh Baxter
Despite staring the game with only 9 players due to 5 of the squad being
on holiday and going a goal down early on changing Tammy in goal and
putting her up front got Hethersett back on track. Tammy equalised
for Hethersett after they had missed several good chances and then the
same player set up Hayleigh for the 2nd. After the break the game
was played almost entirely in the Taverham half and it wasn't long
before Tamy scored her 2nd goal of the game. The same player then
took a long throw into the area which was cleverly hooked in by Megan to
make the score 4-1. A corner by Tammy was headed home by Hayleigh
and the Tammy turned her marker on the half way line to race clear of
the defence before cooly slotting the ball past the onrushing keeper.
Some sloppy defending let Taverham score a 2nd goal but Hethersett were
worthy winners in a good game. Special mention must go to Paige
who had a great game in goal and pulled off some excellent saves in the
first half to keep Hethersett in the game. New girl Tiffany made
her debut for the club after signing on today
Hethersett 0 North
Team: Lulu Cook, Evie Lake, Adele Bagley, Charlie Calton, Maisie
Lake, Paige Hunton, Megan Todd, Gabby Girling, Tiffany Horth, Emma
Mulley, Hayleigh Baxter
Hethersett were hit by call-offs from 4 of the normal starting 11 for a
game against a good North Walsham. Hethersett kicked off
against a strong wind and never got into their stride and it was no
surprise when the North Walsham centre forward put them 1-0 up giving
Lulu in the Hethersett goal no chance with a good shot. This would
normally have served as a wake up call to Hethersett but not in this
game. North Walsham continued to have the greater share of
possession but did not score any more in the first half.
Hethersett started the 2nd half in a better frame of mind and spent the
majority of the half camped in North Walshams half but despite hitting
the post and having several shots roll just past the post could not make
this possession count. North Walsham scored a 2nd goal near the
end when the North Walsham centre forward charged a goal kick down and
slotted past Lulu. A game to forget for all involved.
North Lynn 9
Team: Cassie Cushing, Evie Lake, Adele Bagley, Charlie Calton, Maisie
Lake, Megan Todd, Emily Simpson, Stacey Annison, Gabby Girling, Emma
Mulley, Hayleigh Baxter, Charlotte Swann
After Hethersett went ahead after about 10 minutes with Stacey scoring
her 1st goal for the club straight from a corner kick the Oranges seemed
to run out of ideas and energy after about 30 minutes. Sloppy
defending let North Lynn in to score 3 goals in quick succession to give
a rather one-side half time score even though Hethersett more than held
The 2nd half was much the same with Hethersett struggling to clear the
ball from defence and more comical defending saw North Lynn score 6 more
goals, including an excellent free-kick from about 25 yards by the
outstanding left winger.
A final scoreline of 9 - 1 to the home side did not really reflect the
effort and possession Hethersett had in the game. Even with that
scoreline Hethersett had 2 players at the back who had excellent games,
Cassie in goal and Adele.
Team: Cassie Cushing, Evie Lake, Adele Bagley, Charlie Calton, Maisie
Lake, Paige Hunton, Emily Simpson, Stacey Annison, Gabby Girling, Emma
Mulley, Megan Todd, Charlie Swann
The game was played in very cold and wet conditions. It was a very
open start until Hethersett began to stamp their authority on the game.
After a good move down the right the ball fell to Emma on the edge of
the box and after controlling it well she fired a good shot across the
keeper and into the top corner of the net to make it 1-0. Shortly
afterwards Hethersett were awarded a free kick just inside the Thorpe
half and Stacey put it into the box and, with the Hethersett forwards
rushing in the keeper lost sight of the ball and it went straight into
The 2nd half started much the same but on a break by Thorpe Cassie was
forced to kick clear but the ball rebounded off the Thorpe forward and
into the net to make it 1-2. At this point Hethersett could have
got nervous but instead pushed forward again and a shot from Gabby was
fumbled by the keeper and Emma won it and fed Megan who scored from an
acute angle. Hethersett then scored again when another shot from
Emma deflected off a defender and wrong footed the keeper to make the
final score 4-1 to Hethersett. Full credit to all the players for
an exceptional performance in bad conditions
Hethersett 1 North
TEAM: Ellie Preece, Evie Lake, Adele Bagley, Emily Simpson, Maisie
Lake, Megan Todd, Charlie Swann, Paige Hunton, Lauren Mathews, Emma
Despite only having 10 players due to four call-offs on the night before
the game, and 2 of those 10 playing with injury and illness, Hethersett
went forward right from the kick off and it was hard to tell from the
sidelines which team was a player short. Midway through the 1st
half the impressive Megan Todd gained the ball just inside the opponents
half and with a blistering turn of pace went past 3 players before
chipping the ball over the keeper from the corner of the box to score
the opening goal. With all 10 girls playing well and Ellie in goal
looking assured Hethersett kept this scoreline up to half time.
The second half was a different story and North Walsham used
Hethersett's tiredness to launch long balls down the middle and the pace
of their centre forward enabled her to score 2 goals. Still
Hethersett were not out of it and were unlucky not to equalise when a
shot from Paige hit the post and went wide. All the girls can be proud
of their efforts and will think that if they had 11 players would have
come out of this game with a much different result. They do have the
chance to make amends for this though as there is still the 2nd leg to
come in March.
Team: Charlie Swann, Evie Lake, Stacey Annison, Charlie Calton,
Lauren Mathews, Adele Bagley, Emily Simpson, Megan Todd, Emma Mulley
Despite only having 9 players, again due to late call-offs (3 injured
playing for the school yesterday), Hethersett kicked off and dominated
the play from the beginning. The game was very scrappy on a bumpy
pitch and Hethersett were finding it hard to get their passing game
going. From a corner the ball fell to Lauren on the edge of the
box and she shot towards goal and with it looking like the keeper would
save it Emily diverted it to the opposite side of the net to make it
1-0. Hethersett were looking comfortable and when Megan got the
ball just inside the Taverham half and set off on a run past the
defence there was only going to be 1 outcome and sure enough she clipped
the ball past the advancing keeper to make it 2-0. Charlie Swann
in goal was virtually a spectator in the first half but kept encouraging
her backline and giving directions.
Taverham kicked off the 2nd half and the pattern of play did not change.
It was a surprise that it took Hethersett so long to get their 3rd, a
calm finish from Emma. The 4th came soon after when Megan again
outstripped the defence and clipped another delightful finish past the
keeper. Just after this Emily had to come off injured which left
us with just 8 players on the pitch, but it did ot alter the pattern of
play. Charlie Calton then went down with a face injury and whilst
she was being treated Emily came on in goal. Taverham got a
consolation goal near the end but there was still time for both Charlie
Calton and Megan Todd to get injuries, Megan's was bad enough for her to
come back on the field. At the end of the game there were only 2
players that were NOT carrying injuries.
Once again the team showed that if their backs are against the wall they
are a team in the true sense of the word.
Team: Ellie Preece, Evie Lake, Adele Bagley, Emily Simpson, Maisie
Lake, Paige Hunton, Charlie Swann, Stacey Annison, Lauren Mathews, Megan
Todd, Emma Mulley, Charlie Calton
This really was a game of two halves ruled by the strength of the wind.
Hethersett kicked off the game with the wind behind them and played some
very attractive football. It was'nt long before Emma chased a ball
down the left flank and crossed for Megan to volley home from inside the
box. Not long after Lauren arrived unmarked at the far post to
turn in a good cross from Paige. Emma then got the goal her display
deserved and before 25 minutes had been played Lauren again scored from
the left hand side tomake the score 4-0. Thorpe kept their heads
up and from a long ball that was missed by the back 4 the forward scored
past Ellie in goal. A couple of minutes later another Thorpe
forward charged down a ball from the Hethersett defence and scored from
outside the box. These two pieces of sloppy play were going to
come back to haunt Hethersett. Half-time 4-2
The wind seemed to strngthen in the 2nd half and Hethersett could not
get the ball forward ss much and Thorpe used the speed of their forwards
to get 2 more goals either side of a penalty awarded when Chalie Swann
was harshly adjudged to have fouled a Thorpe player. This makes it
difficult now for Hethersett to get 2nd place in the league but they
have the chance to reach the cup final next week when they play the 2nd
leg of the semi-final.
March 21st North
Hethersett were desperately unlucky in their Norfolk League Cup
semi-final second leg. They were 2-1 down after the first leg but won
this game 5-4 to take it into extra-time and penalties. They went down
3-2 on spot kicks. Hannah Waters scored twice and others came from Liz
Street, Emily Simpson and Lauren Matthews.
Team: Charlie Swann, Evie Lake, Adele Bagley, Emily Simpson,
Maisie Lake, Paige Hunton, Lizzie Street, Megan Todd, Lauren Mathews,
Emma Mulley, Hannah Waters
Ths cup semi-final kicked off with Hethersett taking the game to the
opponents and after about 10 minutes after good play between Paige and
Emma on the right Hannah was sent through to score with a good shot from
just inside the area. Shortly afterwards North Walsham played a
long ball through the middle where the centre forward out muscled the
defence to slot past Charlie to equalise. The same scenario
wasplayed out just after that with the same result. With just over
5 minutes to go to half time Emma took a bad knock to the ankle but
managed to limp on until the break.
The 2nd half started with Emma in goal and Charlie coming out into the
midfield. It was very much like the Alamo with Hethersett throwing
everything at the home team but not getting the breaks until the ball
dropped to Lizzie just outside the area and she struck a beautiful first
time shot past the keeper. Hethersett were then awarded a free
kick on the left and Emily curled it round the wall and into the far
corner of the net. North Walsham then broke on the left and when
Emma, who had earlier pulled off a sensational save, could only parry
the ball the onrushing forward forced the ball home meaning Hethersett
had to score again to take the tie into extra time. When the ball
got played out toLauren on the left she tunred the back and was tripped
just inside the area for a penalty. Hannah stepped up and when her
shot was saved was quick enough to get to the rebound and fire into the
net. Full time at 3-4 meant extra time.
No further goals in the 1st half meant Hethersett had just 15 minutes to
score again to stop the dreaded panalty shoot-out. With 3 minutes
left after shots had been saved the ball broke to Lauren who rammed it
into the net for what everybody thought would be the winner. With
30 seconds left North Walsham fired a cross in from the right and it
glanced off Megan's left foot and wrongfooted Emma in goal to give North
Walsham the all important 4th goal.
Disappointingly Hethersett only scored 2 from the shootout and North
Walsham go through to the final.
The girls put everything into this and if it wasn't for the usual bad
luck with injuries to Emma and Emily (who has been to the hospital and
has severly bruised 3 metatarsals in her foot after a very late
challenge) it could have been a completely different outcome as
Hethersett finished the game with only 9 fit players.
March 28th Hethersett
Team: Emma Mulley, Evie Lake, Adele Bagley, Maisie Lake, Paige Hunton,
Stacey Annison, Charlie Swann, Lauren Mathews, Megan Todd, Hannah
Waters, Lizzie Street
A good performance from Hethersett on a miserable morning at Easton.
They killed the game off with only about 15 minutes gone by racing into
a 3-0 lead through goals from Lizzie, Hannah and a penalty from Stacey.
Lauren then got onto the score sheet which was followed by an own goal
when a shot from Lauren was deflected in by a Taverham defender.
Hannah then completed the 1st half scoring to make it 6-0 at half time.
Adele and Maisie were both struggling at the back with illness but
both put in good performances. Toddy then scored and quickly set
up a goal for Lauren. All credit to Taverham who kept tying
and got a goal to make it 8-1. This was after Adele had to come
off to leave Hethersett with 10 players. Hannah then completed her
hat-trick and Lauren quickly did the same to leave the final score 10-1
to the home team.
Thorpe 4 Hethersett
Team: Ellie Preece, Evie Lake, Adele Bagley, Charlie Calton, Maisie
Lake, Paige Hunton, Stacey Annison, Charlie Swann,
Megan Todd, Hannah Waters, Tammy Graves.
A very good game spoilt by a pitch that resembled a countryside meadow.
Hethersett controlled the 1 st half and deservedly took the lead when a
good cross into the box was turned in from a tight angle from the
returning Tammy. Numerous chances were created at both ends but
the score remained 1-0 at half time.
The second half started the same way and it wasn't long before
Tammy had a shot saved by the keeper but was quickest to react to put
the rebound into the net. Toddy then produced some wonderful
skills on the bye line before scoring past the keeper from an acute
angle. Thorpe then hit Hethersett with 4 quick goals through errors by
the oranges and with time running out Tammy put a ball across the face
of goal and Toddy was there to get a deserved equaliser. Mention
must go to Hannah at the front who put in a selfless display without
getting a goal who display deserved.
A good display from the team who were missing Emma and Emily through
injury and Lizzie and Lauren through other commitments.
Norwich City 1
Team: Charlie Swann, Evie Lake, Adele Bagley, Maisie Lake, Paige
Hunton, Megan Todd, Lizzie Street, Lauren Mathews
Emma Mulley, Hannah Waters, Tammy Graves, Charlie Calton, Stacey
The match was played in lovely sunshine but with a cool wind blowing.
Hethersett kicked with the wind in the first half and had the majority
of the ball, which was hardly surprising as Norwich only turned up with
9 players. After some good work by Lauren, Hannah beat the Norwich
keeper to put us 1-0 up. After squandering several more chances
Tammy eventually made it 2-0.
In the 2nd half it was much the same story, but when the ball did
find it's way to the Hethersett back line they did not loo at confident
as they should have been. A through ball to Hannah was finished
off cooly for the centre forward to grab a 2nd goal for her that was
fully deserved. After some slack defending a Norwich forward broke
clear and though Chalie in goal pulled off a fine save she could not
stop the forward firing in the rebound. There was just enough time
for Tammy to break clear of the home defence and slot the ball under the
advancing keeper to give the scoreline a truer reflection on the game.
A final word of thanks to our latest sponsor Gary at The Hangman
Curtains and Blinds company for coming along and presenting us with the
cheque for the wet jackets.
Team: Charlie Swann, Evie Lake, Stacey Annison, Adele Bagley, Charlie
Calton, Paige Hunton, Megan Todd, Lizzie Street
Tammy Graves, Hannah Waters
As per usual this season Hethersett turned up to play with less than 11
players in a re-reun of the cup semi-final. 10 players turned up
and then it was discoveredthat Hannah had a very heavily bruised foot
and Megan had a throat infection. This did not stop both girls
from playing to their credit. The game started with Hethersett
dominating the play even though they had a player less on the pitch, but
against the run of play North Walsham broke away and scored. This
just spurred Hethersett to more effort and they responded with 3 fine
goals, 2 by Tammy and 1 from Hannah. Half time score
The 2nd half started much the same but Hethersett got the next goal,
Tammy completing the first of her hat-tricks. North Walsham then
pulled a goal back to make it 2-4 but Tammy then scored her 4th of the
game. North Walsham then pulled a goal back to make it 3-5 but
Hannah got her 2nd of the match straight away to make it 3-6.
Tammy the got 2 more to make it 3-8 before the home side scored again to
make it 4-8, the last word went to Tammy to make the final score 4-9.
If it had not been for the home keeper it could have been a lot better
for us. Hannah, scoring 2 and setting up 4, and Tammy scoring 7
had superb games, but it was not just a 2 player display as the 10
players can all be very proud and satisfied with their performances.
This victory guaranteed 3rd place in the league and when all the
injuries are taken into account the squad can all stand tall and be very
happy with the season they have had but will think what would have
happened if we had had a full squad all season.
Team: Ellie Preece, Evie Lake, Adele Bagley, Charlie Swann, Maisie
Lake, Paige Hunton, Megan Todd, Lizzie Street, Lauren Mathews, Tammy
Graves, Hannah Waters, Stacey Annison
On a nice sunny morning Hethersett turned out to play league champions
North Lynn knowing to expect a hard physical battle. With Stacey
not fully fit they started with Charlie and Adele as a centre back
pairing which looked solid. Oranges started excellently and
had the champions on the back foot from the start and were unlucky not
to be 2 goals up before Lynn broke and scored by their centre forward,
unlike before when heads dropped Hethersett responded and forced their
way back into the game and when Lynn failed to clear a corner Toddy was
on hand to fire the ball home from inside the box. Hethersett then
controlled the game for long periods of the half but on another
breakaway the Lynn forward stole in between Stacey and Ellie to steer
the ball home to make the half time score 1-2.
The 2nd half started with Lynn on the attack and it wasn't long before
they scored a 3rd goal. Hethersett didn't give up and when Hannah
forced her way past 2 defenders with strength and skill to put a ball
across the area Lizzie was on hand to put the ball in the net.
Hetherseet then kicked on again and when, for some inexplicable reason,
the Lynn keeper walked out of her box with the ball we were awarded a
free kick. Tammy tried to take it quickly but with the Lynn
defender standing right in front of her it was blocked and a Lynn player
took exception to this and a bit of pushing and shoving took place
between the two players, once order had been restrored Tammy fired the
free kick into the bottom corner of the net to make the score 3-3.
With abotu 5 minutes left Charlie was on the receiving end of a very
late challenge which resulted in her having to be carried from the pitch
with a damaged knee. 2 minutes later Lauren landed heavily on her
knee and also had to be carried off leaving us with 10 players.
Hethersett still pressed forward for the winner and were unlucky when a
hopeful ball into the box bounced kindly for the centre forward to
score to make the final score 3-4. This game summed up our season
with injuries ruling results.
The girls have had a very hard season, but to finish in 3rd place is a
testament to their strength and ability, they are a team in the true
meaning of the word and, injuries permitting can look forward to having
success next season, whether it be as U17 or Ladies teams.