A spot of midweek football action as the East Anglian Derby match between Keunna Dill and her Norwich City Ladies teammates against Ipswich Town Women at Plantation Park the two sides meeting days after the men’s clubs went head to head at Carrow Road.
Bermuda International Dill made her first Norwich appearance as she is studying at the University of East Anglia.
Both East Anglian clubs have ambitions to climb out of Division One and into the Southern Premier Division above.
Ipswich lay in 7th spot going into the evenings game with Norwich a place and 2 points behind in what is a tightly contest league once again this season a real tussle for position in the middle of the table any team getting a run of results going likely to find themselves in the top 5 or higher such is the competition.
When the final whistle blew Dill and her teammates had moved above Ipswich defeating them 3 – 0.
In the 15th minute Norwich would take the 1 – 0 lead as Reeanna Cook curled a strike past the Ipswich keeper Sian Fagg and into the back of the net.
Norwich City Ladies would take that 1 – 0 lead to the break.
Norwich City would have a perfect start to the 2nd half with Chelsea Garrett scoring moments after coming on to make it 2 – 0.
In the 70th minute Norwich took the opportunity to make a change with Aimee Durrant coming off, on in her place was Dill.
Into the final five minutes a free-kick for Norwich on the halfway line saw the ball played out to the left onto the path of Cook the young midfielder drove forward turning towards the area and shot a powerful strike past Fagg into the bottom corner to assure the 3 points for Norwich 3 - 0.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Butterfield Signs With Kidderminster Harriers
Kidderminster Harriers Football Club announced that another of its Academy talents has signed a professional contract with the club after Milan Butterfield penned terms.
The promising 21-year-old has made a big impact on the first team in recent weeks, not least with this industrious showing in the 4-1 win over Chester on Saturday.
We’re pleased to say that the former Walsall man has inked an 18-month contract at Aggborough that keeps him with the club until the end of next season.
“I think I’ve been doing very well so far so I just want to keep on doing that,” Milan told harriers.co.uk.
“Being involved with the first team has been a great experience for me and I’ve enjoyed my whole time here.
“I have just got to keep pushing forward.”
Butterfield, who is also a Bermudan International, had begun his Harriers career as part of our Under 23 side, which this season is making great strides towards a league title win.
That team sees players combine full-time training as well as their educational studies, including the popular Foundation Degree programme.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Smith Scores In Oxford Under 23 Win over Hull City
Jonte Smith, Owen James and Kyran Lofthouse were on the mark as Oxford United's Under 23 side put in a fine performance to beat Hull City 3-0 at Thame United's ASM Stadium this evening.
A penalty from new arrival Smith, a well-placed header from young forward James and a last minute strike from Lofthouse earned the young U's a deserved victory that keeps them in the competition with one game left at Wolves next Friday.
The U's fielded a side that mixed senior players such as Samir Carruthers and Sam Long with a number of their successful under 18 side, but it was Bermudian international Smith who put them ahead on the stroke of half time with a penalty - his second in two games since signing and fourth in three games since arriving on trial.
That penalty was a direct result of Carruthers running at a retreating Hull backline and being brought down, and the fit again midfielder put in a superb display to catch the eye of the watching Karl Robinson with Saturday's home game against Peterborough in mind, as did the superb Long at center-half.
Smith, who had also tested the keeper with a first half header and a low drive early in the second half, did well until replaced by Harvey Bradbury for the last half hour.
An excellent win and another very promising performance from the young Oxford United team who now try to win their way through to the next round when they play Wolves at Molineux next Friday evening.
Monday, February 11, 2019
Bermuda Referee Corner Live @ 5:30pm
www.islandstats.com and the Bermuda Football Association have joined forces again this Season in a bid to encourage more Referees to join the ranks.
This Live segment takes place Live from the BFA Office beginning at 5:30pm.
Weekly www.islandstats.com will be interviewing Referees to discuss several issues including Laws of the game.
Saturday, February 09, 2019
Bermuda Football Under 13 & Under 15 Results
PHC - BAA Under 15 Action
The Bermuda Football Association’s Youth Leagues continued with a handful of games played across the Island in the Under 13 and Under 15 Divisions.
Under 13 Division
PHC Zebras 4 Hamilton Parish 0 Dandy Town Hornets 1 North Village Rams 1 Next Generation Flanagan’s Onions 1 Somerset Trojans 1
Under 15 Division
Warwick Archers Bows 3 St. George’s Colts 1 Somerset Trojans 1 North Village Rams 0 BAA 3 PHC Zebras 2 Dandy Town Hornets Brown 4 Warwick Archers Arrows 1