Hockey round-up

Dereham 3, Wisbech 0Having achieved their first East League points of the season the previous weekend, Dereham increased their Premier A tally against bottom side Wisbech.

Dereham 3, Wisbech 0

Having achieved their first East League points of the season the previous weekend, Dereham increased their Premier A tally against bottom side Wisbech.

Dereham's grit and determination saw them home, and this was epitomised by man-of-the-match Richard Timm, who controlled the game from the heart of the defence. He set up Dereham's first goal with a long ball straight down the middle which Callum Callinan latched on to. He passed to Sam Plater to round the oncoming keeper and roll the ball home.

Wisbech second half were unable to breach the Dereham defence and Michael Timm effectively killed off the game by adding a second, following up Laurie Hill's drag-flick. Dereham added the third through another short corner where once again Hill's initial flick was saved, but Mark Hunter followed up.

Dereham III 3, Watton 1

THE Dereham girls quickly began to build up momentum. They passed the ball around well and had good runs up the right wing and two convincing shots on goal. After a series of short corners, Zoe Leverett sneaked the ball into

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In defence Hattie Bowden played well. Another good run resulted in Ellie Boyce scoring Dereham's second goal before half-time.

Watton's first goal was scored 15 minutes into the second half from a short corner. Dereham began to push further into Watton's defensive half. After some brilliant play from Rachel Levers and Ellie Boyce, Rachel scored Dereham's third goal. Dereham fought to keep Watton's attack out of the D. PoM: Ellie Boyce.

Harleston Magpies VI 0, Dereham IV 9

Disappointed the week before with only a draw against Lowestoft Railway, Dereham IVs were determined to fight for the top slot in their division.

With less than two minutes on the clock, Hannah Bebbington made a run down the left wing and crossed for Jackie Taylor to push over the line. Dereham made some quick breaks and Bebbington scored the second after pouncing on the ball from the goalkeeper's pads. Hannah Barnard scored the third when she tipped the ball in from the right post after another cross by Bebbington.

Harleston started the second half brightly Dereham strengthened their lead with another goal from Taylor. Goals came in quick succession for Dereham with Taylor scoring twice from short corners.

Emily Barnard, playing centre mid, made some good calls and found the net after dribbling from the halfway line.

Dereham's youngsters found lots of space down the right and, from a cross from Alice Waters, Bebbington tipped into the net. The final goal was scored by Neola Bush with a sweep from a Hannah Barnard cross. The clean sheet was very much deserved for the tenacious tackling and clearances by the Dereham defence. Joint players of the match were Hannah Bebbington and Emily Barnard.

Squad: Emily Barnard, Hannah Barnard, Hannah Bebbington, Sam Colman, Immi Crookes, Chloe Cushion-Swales, Neola Bush, Natasha Grapes, Kim Hazell, Fran Leverett, Emma Milton, Jackie Taylor, Alice Waters.

Evergreens Ladies 2, Broadland 1

EVERGREENS went into this challenge with injury woes and lying only one position away from the relegation zone.

The first half saw quality end to end action. Keeper Su Hoogendyk, Sam Turner, Kerry Holl and Abi White formed a solid defence and the team continued to build up momentum with good passing play from their defensive area. The hard work paid off after 20 minutes when Kerry Holl, on a storming run from defence into the attacking circle, took a shot. Bethan Gill picked up the rebound and slotted the ball past the keeper.

In the second half Greens took hold of the game and worked tirelessly. However Broadland broke and were awarded a penalty flick which Su Hoogendyk was unable to save.

Greens stepped up the pressure. Late on Greens were finally rewarded when Lizzy Walton's powerful strike hit the metalwork and the rebound was picked up by Lizzie Binks, who hammered the ball into the net in her first game of the season.

Greens played safe, sensible hockey right to the final whistle.

Next, Greens play Dereham III at Gresham's, Holt, 10.15am pushback.