Brandon, Mundford, Swaffham, Thetford and Watton youth football

BRANDON LASSES U13 drew 7-7 at Sprowston. An outstanding game saw Lasses U13 share 14 goals with top of the table Sprowston. Zawiasa and Field put Brandon two-up before Sprowston scored their first from the spot. The Lasses extended their lead further through Dargan but Sprowston came back to be 4-3 up at the interval. It took Lasses 17 minute after the break to draw level with a cool finish from Cole. But the last 15 minutes brought another six goals with Sprowston taking the lead three more times, and Brandon drawing level each time with excellently taken goals from Cole, to take her tally to four for the day. Special mention to Georgia WL – super sub.

BRANDON LASSES won 5-1 at Kirkley & Pakefield. They were strong from the off with Ellie Hales opening the scoring from a corner. Shannon Richardson scored her first soon after and her second was a rocket. Avianna Raupach caught the ball on the volley for a lovely goal and Mia Arnold set herself up for a fabulously taken fifth goal. Emily Honour was outstanding at the back, and both Melissa Boulton and Jessica Morley their usual tenacious selves.

Brandon RavenS U9 lost 3-2 to Thetford Bulldogs. It was 1-1 at the interval with Callum Coates hitting the bar for Ravens from 20 yards out and Alex Clifton scoring their first goal. In the second half an excellent cross from Max Giles gave James Stevenson-Rutter the second goal to put Ravens ahead. A penalty made it 2-2 and Bulldogs hit their winner from 30 yards. Josh Payne made his debut in defence and Archie Ramshaw made some excellent tackles. In the final minutes Jack Sacks had a shot which deflected off a post.

Brandon Lasses U12 made their third trip to Ipswich in three weeks and beat Valley Rangers 9-1. Bales opened the scoring from a pass by Hayward and went on to get four goals. Hayward also set up Jewby for the second before a fingertip save from Nolan stopped Rangers pulling one back. Bales turned provider for Hayward to make it 3-0 but Rangers replied just before the break. The second half started with a change in goal as Neal came in due to Nolan having hurt her finger. Wiseman-Lawlor and Hayward made it 5-1 before Bales scored twice to complete her hat-trick. Nolan got on the scoresheet but it was fittinging Bales who completed the scoring.

SWAFFHAM U11 lost 3-0 at Mundford. Town made a good start with J Melladay and E Brearley seeing shots go wide. J Lenderyou made a couple of excellent saves but was powerless to prevent Mundford taking the lead just before half-time with an excellent strike. There was then a sloopy second. M Friend ,E Lait, D O’Neill and R Johnson worked hard to get Town back into the game and created three good chances for L Worby and H Despard but were unable to convert. Mundford scored a third right at the end of the game. MoM: Lewis Worby


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Mundford U13 won 13-0 at Wisbech, despite only playing in bursts. For once the finishing was clinical and a poor home side had no answer. The scorers were Joe Zipfell(3), Jack Pinner(3), Liam Aspin (2), Michael Corbyn (2), Connor Cox (2), John Pearce and two own goals. MOM: John Pearce

Thetford Bulldogs U12 kept the pressure on league leaders Weeting with a 3-2 win away at Diss. The first goal went to Diss and Bulldogs had two goals disallowed for offside beforeM Britnell equalised with a nice lob. Some excellent saves by A Buzec and the Diss keeper kept the scores level to half-time. Bulldogs continued to press in the second half and took the lead with a good header from L Sayers. B Manion did some good work to set up M Nembhard wto make it 3-1. Diss scored again for a tense finish but Bulldogs held on. MoM: B Manion.

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Thetford Town U14 beat Swanton Morley Reds 7-1 in their first home game of 2012. The game didn’t start as bright as the weather for Town as Swanton went ahead. Town took a while to find their feet but Dan J pulled two back before half time. Town came out in the second half with much more determination and with the defence and midfield staying strong. Andre, Taylor, Jordie and Dan J capitalised with further goals. MOM David Reynolds

Watton U12 maintained their excellent start to the year with a 1-1 draw at league leaders Dereham. Ollie Kerrison, Kade Bond, Sam Peck and Liam Owen played superbly in front of stand-in keeper Matty Hendrie while Cameron Hudson and Ben Gordon bossed central midfield and Leon Hanlon and Ben Walker provided the width without creating many chances for Josh Walker and James Beaumont. Dereham took the lead with 15 minutes to from a penalty. But Watton refused to surrender and, with sub Ben Andrews providing a more physical pressence, got a deserved equaliser with five minutes to go when Ben Gordon’s stinging drive was palmed to Joshua.

n Thetford Bulldogs FC, who are a charter standard club, are looking to restart their u14s and u15s next season (yr9 and yr10 – you would be in yr8 and yr 9 now). If you are interested you can find us every Saturday (10.30-12.30pm) at the back of the sports centre on the top pitches.

The club are also looking for coaches. Candidates will be CRB checked and if they haven’t already got you Level 1 or Level 2 coaching badge they can achieve these through the club. There is also a chance for boys to stay in football as the club are a feeder for Thetford Rovers. They have just started a training school for 5-7 year olds – 10.30-11.30am on Saturday morning.

For details call Kirsty Turner 07771744437 or Mark Williams 07935201440

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