MATCH OF THE WEEK
Belstead United 2 Bury Town Girls 4
BURY Town Girls Under-11s’ first-ever match saw them come away from Belstead United with all the spoils.
Bury took the lead through a powerful Ellie Costin strike, but Belstead reacted first to a loose ball to equalise.
The Blues were creating numerous chances through the work of Jess Daniel and Clementine Key, but it was the home side who grabbed the lead before half-time.
After the break, Bury continued to impress and levelled through Grace Clancy’s solo effort.
Clancy and Costin both scored again to put the visitors in charge, while Robyn Lawrence, Ceri Flye, Niamh Matthews-Green and Chloe Manning performed well.
Wickhambrook 7 Linton Aztecs 5
WICKHAMBROOK and Linton Aztecs played out a 12-goal thriller in the Cambs Colts League Cup, with Brook coming from behind to edge it.
Wickhambrook found themselves 3-1 down within 10 minutes, with Dan Espin getting one for Brook in between.
Ross Whiting scored the goal of the game with a rasping 20-yard drive into the corner.
David Crowley added a brace to get Brook in front, only for Aztecs to level, but Crowley was not done for the half and sent the home team into the break in front.
The second period was not quite as frenetic, although Linton levelled again.
Wickhambrook finally put the game to bed with strikes from Tom Pinker and man-of-the-match Crowley.
Bury Town 7 Stowupland Falcons 1
ALEX Walters impressively headed in Gareth Borrett’s corner just four minutes in to set Bury Town marching towards a 7-1 victory over Stowupland Falcons.
Stow equalised in the 20th minute through Daniel Scott, but this only served as a wake-up call for Bury, who restored their advantage when Seb Lingard released Liam Austin to score.
Alfie Orr made it 3-1 with a wonderful curling free-kick before a long kick from Ronan Campbell was flicked on by Austin into the path of Max Stubbs, who neatly slotted under the advancing keeper.
Austin grabbed his second goal to make it 5-1, Borrett drilled home a sixth and Josh Shuttler’s stunning strike rounded off a fine performance from the Blues.
Mulbarton Belles 2
Brandon Lasses 12
BRANDON Lasses cruised into the next round of the League Cup with a convincing win at Mulbarton Belles,
After falling a goal behind, Sam Cole, Georgia Dargan, Amy Skipp and Millie Bales put Brandon 4-1 up at the break.
After the break, Cole netted four more times, Bales added three more and Dargan doubled her tally for the day.
Mulbarton lobbed home a second, but Chloe Slater and Ellesse Masters could have increased Brandon’s advantage.
Bury Town 8 Stowmarket Town Hornets 1
BRETT Spearman scored a hat-trick as Bury Town comfortably saw off Stowmarket Town Hornets.
Harry Rolfe opened the scoring for Bury with a close-range finish, but the Hornets quickly got themsselves back into the game with a well-worked equaliser.
Spearman restored Bury’s lead with a cool finish before substitute Joe Stanton scored a quick-fire double with a thumping header and a volley, both from Ethan Radford corners.
Tom Manning scored either side of half-time to give Bury a 6-1 lead.
Stowmarket were denied by three outstanding saves from Bury keeper Ed Eustace before Spearman completed the scoring for Bury with two late strikes to seal his hat-trick.
Moreton Hall Black 5
Needham Market Phoenix 0
MORETON Hall Black opened the scoring when Jack Garn turned home a corner on the half-volley and never looked back in their 5-0 success over Needham Market Phoenix.
A flowing end-to-end move ended with Jack Stone squaring for Will Stobbart to finish neatly.
Hall defended strongly throughout, with Kieran Moore smothering a rare Needham attack in commanding fashion to earn a deserved clean sheet.
Second-half goals from Kurtis Lebbon and Thomas Chandler made the points safe, before another fine passing move saw Kyle Hurley cut inside and fire clinically into the top corner.
Stowupland Falcons 4 Elmswell 1
ELMSWELL travelled the short distance to Stowupland Falcons and came away on the wrong side of a 4-1 result.
The first half was end-to-end with little to choose between the two sides, but it was Falcons who edged it at half-time with a great strike that Oscar Jones could do nothing about.
Falcons scored a goal at the beginning of the second half before Rhys Taylor pulled a goal back for Elmswell from a free-kick.
Stow Falcons scored two further goals in the last 10 minutes to finish as worthy winners.
Norwich City 3 Brandon Lasses 1
BRANDON Lasses played extremely well against an under-12 girls side from Premier League outfit Norwich City.
After a goalless first half, Norwich scored two quick goals after the break to put Brandon on the backfoot.
A third arrived for the Canaries before Shannon Richardson deservedly pulled one back for the visitors.
Player of the match: Mia Arnold.
Hadleigh United 0 Brandon Lasses 4
FOUR second-half goals proved to be the difference as Brandon Lasses finally broke the resistance of Hadleigh United.
Brandon were on the attack in a goalless first half, but had to wait until three minutes after half-time to open the scoring when Millie Bales forced her way into the box and slotted home, before quickly doubling her tally.
Billie Nolan put in a solid performance in the Lasses goal for a clean sheet and late goals from Cara Neil and Ruby Robertson completed a 4-0 result.
Brandon Lasses 10 Felixstowe and Walton United 1
GOALKEEPER Louise Kennedy opened the scoring in Brandon Lasses’ double-figure success over Felixstowe and Walton United.
Kennedy’s opener was quickly added to by two quick goals from Jess Horn before Felixstowe scored from a free-kick.
The floodgates opened for Brandon with sisters Hannah and Lauren Rogers both scoring.
Hannah Spiers netted one, Horn completed her hat-trick, while Chelsea Page also grabbed a treble of her own.
Brandon Lads 6
Bury Town Dynamos 2
BURY Town Dynamos could not build on their quick start in their defeat to Brandon lads.
The Blues broke away twice with Harry Bentley teeing up William West on each occasion inside the opening 15 minutes.
However, Brandon had pulled level by the break and scored four times after the interval to earn victory.
Brandon Lads 3 Thetford Bulldogs 1
BRANDON Lads continued their impressive early season form with a hard-fought 3-1 victory against Thetford Bulldogs.
Trailing 1-0 at half-time, the Lads came out for the second half on fire and were soon level after a powerful run from Kenzie West saw the prolific Ben Rogers stroke home the equaliser.
Brandon continued to push forward and took the lead when the impressive Jack Townsend rounded the keeper to score.
Josh Payne made a key save to preserve the lead, which was extended towards the end courtesy of a rasping long-range drive from Jack Barnes.