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The Mid Norfolk Youth League (MNYL) was represented in the first-ever Norfolk County Cup for Under 12 Girls this past Saturday.

KLSC Lionesses hosted NWGL Division 1 opposition in Sprowston FC.

It was the away side who were always in the ascendency in truth, racing into a 4-0 advantage by half-time.

King's Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King’s Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King's Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King’s Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King's Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King’s Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt

It could’ve been more were it not for the heroics of Jessica Jobz between the sticks for KLSC.

The strength of Sprowston proved too much in the second period, with the final score finishing 10-0.

King's Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King’s Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King's Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King’s Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King's Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King’s Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt

After the game, the Lionesses were praised for their battling performance right to the end, and they enjoyed their cup debut and the experience that came along with it.

KLSC awarded a joint Player of the Match with Jobz duly rewarded, alongside Tate Lanchester who put in a great shift in defence.

King's Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King’s Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King's Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King’s Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King's Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King’s Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt

Elsewhere, Necton travelled to Long Stratton as they looked to progress to the quarter-finals.

Hollie Laws gave them just the start they required, scoring two early.

The first saw her react first to a rebound, and the second was a crisp low strike into the bottom corner.

Necton added a third when Joergie Richardson turned a dangerous Halle Ewen corner goalwards, only for an unfortunate Long Stratton defender to help it on its way.

King's Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King’s Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King's Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King’s Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King's Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King’s Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt

Just as it looked like Necton would be moving out of sight, the home side hit back to make it 3-1.

That was how it stayed, with the Stratton goalkeeper equal to everything else Necton could throw at her.

Gaywood edged a close tie at home to Wymondham Wolves 3-2.

King's Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King’s Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King's Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt
King’s Lynn Soccer Club under-12 Lionesses in County Cup action against Sprowston. Picture: Ian Burt

Their progression in the competition was secured thanks to goals from Taylor Scotney, Ruby Smith and Eve Ellington.

Both Terrington and Watlington were awarded walkover wins with their opposition unable to raise a side.

The MNYL are guaranteed at least one representative in the semi-finals, as the two have now been drawn against each other in the next round.



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