Brandon keep on battling back to tie 14-goal thriller

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Sprowston 7 Brandon Lasses 7

BRANDON Lasses shared 14 goals with Sprowston in a top-of-the-table thriller.

Leah Zawiasa, Field and Georgia Dargan all found the net all scored for Brandon in the first half, but Sprowston hit back to move 4-3 ahead.

With end-to-end play in the second half, further goals were on their way, but it took until the 17th minute before Brandon levelled with a cool finish from Cole.

Sprowston took the lead three more times, with Brandon drawing level each time with three goals from Sam Cole, to take her tally to four.

Georgia WL, Ciona Giles and Sam Cole all starred.


Lawshall and Cockfield Girls 1 Brandon Lasses 1

LAWSHALL and Cockfield Girls took a step towards their first league title by drawing with their title rivals.

Brandon, who had earlier squandered a penalty, opened the scoring midway through the first half.

Lawshall levelled the score early in the second half, Sophie Pink with time and space placed the ball just past the outstretched Brandon keeper.

Bury Tigers 0 Tollgate 2

THE Tigers had a rare off day and a spirited Tollgate team progressed through to the next round of the cup.

Tigers’ defence Alex Walters and Scott Betts were excellent but the usual attacking flare was missing.

Tollgate striker Bonnah Hitchings scored a goal either side of half-time to give his side a comfortable win.


Valley Rangers 1 Brandon Lasses 9

BRANDON Lasses earned a superb win at Valley Rangers with Whybrow and Hayward combining to set up Bales for the opener.

Hayward was again the provider to tee up Jewby before finally turning scorer herself.

Valley Rangers pulled one back, but after the break the Lasses upped their tempo and a great strike from Wiseman-Lawlor left the keeper no chance.

Hayward scored her second of the game from the restart before great work by the midfield got the ball to Hayward for Bales to strike home.

Bales completed her hat-trick with a great turn and shot. She teed up Nolan before bagging her fourth to round off the scoring.

Honington Foxes 0 Bury Town 9

BURY Town cruised into the last four of the Vase with a superb display at Honington Foxes.

Brett Spearman opened the scoring following a through ball from Thomas Beale, Lucas Balista doubled Bury’s advantage from the penalty spot and Bury went in 3-0 ahead at half-time thanks to Jake Paxton.

Paxton and Balista each added their second goal before the former completed his hat-trick in style, beating three defenders before rifling in.

Paxton added his fourth after latching on to a poor back pass, Tom Manning scored Bury’s eighth after being teed up by George Sanders and the last goal was netted by Joe Stanton.


Kirkley and Pakefield 1

Brandon Lasses 5

BRANDON were strong from the start and a converted corner saw Ellie Hales open the scoring, with Shannon Richardson scoring her first soon after.

Her second was a rocket shot before Avianna Raupach caught the ball on the volley for a lovely goal.

Mia Arnold set herself up for a fabulously-taken goal to take Brandon to 5-1.

Emily Honour was outstanding at the back, and both Melissa Boulton and Jessica Morley their usual tenacious and dedicated selves.

Player of the match was Shannon Richardson.


Ipswich Valley Rangers White 4

Bury Town Dynamos 2

(after extra-time)

BURY Town Dynamos suffered extra-time heartbreak at Ipswich Valley Rangers, despite strnng displays from defenders Oliver Seaman and Thomas Clegg.

Bury keeper Sam Wright made several key saves during the match and his long throw led to a free-kick, and Renny Walker stepped up to curl the ball into the top corner of the Rangers net.

Daniel Ranson and Harry Bentley, who teed up Walker, but IVR hit three goals to move into the next round of the Vase.


Brandon Ravens 2

Thetford Bulldogs 3

BRANDON Ravens lost by the odd goal in five to Thetford Bulldogs with Callum Coates hitting the crossbar from 20 yards before Alex Clifton scored the Ravens’ first goal to make it 1-1.

After the break, an excellent cross from Max Giles gave James Stevenson-Rutter the second goal putting Ravens in the lead.

A penalty gave Bulldogs their second goal, bringing the score to 2-2.

Debutant Josh Payne and Archie Ramshaw made excellent tackles, but couldn’t prevent Thetford grabbing the winner.

Rushmere Lions 1

CFC Bury 6

CFC Bury scored six of the best in their comfortable victory over Rushmere Lions.

The visitors started strongest, with Ollie Ward and Callum Steed testing the Lions’ keeper in the early exchanges.

Midway through the half, Kai Ivory gave the visitors the lead after good work by Jack Codd.

The referee awarded a penalty for a handball, which Cameron Foreman dispatched powerfully, and Tyler Logan’s long-range effort made it three.

Foreman, Freddie Barnby and Lewis Duncan coped admirably at the back, allowing Ivory to go on and complete his hat-trick.

With minutes left on the clock, Harley Curtis pulled one back for the hosts before Ward completed a good day’s work for CFC.