Necton under-12s gain first-ever league success

Saturday was a big day for Necton, who secured their first-ever Mid Norfolk Youth League win in the Girls’ Under-12 division at KLSC Lionesses.

It was KLSC who stormed into a two-goal lead though, with Ella Turner bagging both as Necton were caught on the break.

Into the second period, Mille Giles’ first-ever goal gave the away side the belief they needed.

A deflected effort from Halle Ewen restored parity following a short corner, before Ewen struck again to edge Necton in front for the first time with a well-struck free-kick.

A big save from Maddie Emmerson prevented KLSC from hitting straight back, before the points were finally sealed when Ewen completed her hat-trick with a low drive in a 4-2 win.

Also in the U12s, Terrington collected the win away to Watlington.

Necton under-12s celebrate their first-ever league win in the Girls' Mid Norfolk Youth League
Necton under-12s celebrate their first-ever league win in the Girls’ Mid Norfolk Youth League

Keelee Wright gave the Tigers the lead, before Laila Ringer added a second having already struck the bar.

Watlington refused to go away though, with Evie Drew pulling one back before the break.

Watlington pressure was in vain when Ava Human poached a third for Terrington, with the game finishing 3-1.

The final U12 fixture saw a clean sweep of away wins completed on the day as Gaywood overcame Heacham 6-0.

The goals arrived from Eve Ellington, Erin Frost, Taylor Scotney, Ellie Wright and two from Ellie Demonty.

In the U14s, Gaywood and Terrington played out a 3-3 draw.

Alice Todd gave Terrington the lead, but a quick response from Miley Webber drew Gaywood level.

Further Gaywood strikes from Nelia Anderson and Everleigh Defty gave them clear daylight, but Terrington were not to be beaten on the day with Todd’s second giving them hope before Summer Ringer equalised with time running out.

Weeting Saxon were the other winners on the day, getting the better of Heacham 4-2.

Dzenisa Davidson, Morgan Ghumra and Lexie Drakard (2) notched the goals for Weeting, and Summer Mann (2) replied for Heacham.