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  • Weekend Report

    Posted on Monday 23rd April, 2018

    The Sunday Firsts and U19s were both in action at the Memorial Playing Field this weekend, with the games played on dry pitches in warm temperatures.

    The Sunday First Team secured their Division Two status with a game to spare as they beat Briston 2-1. Despite going behind after 15 minutes to a speculative long range shot, Hethersett started the game brightly, playing good passing football. The equaliser came after a good attack, ending in Alex Curran being fouled in the box. Captain Adam Waters stepped up to confidently dispatch the penalty. Hethersett continued in the same vein in the second half, with the midfield 3 of Josh Denny, George Bunn and Ross Luther-Veitch involved in much of the play. Hethersett finally took the lead after another nice move saw Waters add his second of the game, slotting past the advancing goalkeeper. The U19s also picked up a valuable 3 points in their penultimate game of the season, taking a 2-0 win over Acle Rangers. This was an entertaining game played in good spirits between two evenly matched sides. A goal either side of half time secured the win, in a game where Hethersett created more chances than their opponents. George Allison netted his first for the Club along the way. The Veterans travelled to Newsman Valhalla, and secured a second place finish in their first season with an emphatic 6-1 win.

    In the youth age groups, the U16s suffered their first defeat of the season, as they were beaten by high flying St Andrews. After a difficult first half in which they went 3-0 down, they regrouped for a positive second half, with Hazim Said grabbing the goal. The U13s secured back to back wins after beating Old Catton 4-2 away from home. The result confirms a solid 4th place finish with a game to play.

    Our development teams were also in action, with the U11s at home to Lakenheath, the U10s entertained Hellesdon and the U9s welcomed Brandon.

  • Weekend Report

    Posted on Friday 20th April, 2018

    The Saturday were not in action at the weekend but did have a mid week fixture last night at home to Watton Utd Reserves and the points were shared following a goalless draw. Hethersett play their final fixture of the season next Thursday in the return game at Watton.

    At the weekend, there was no game for the Sunday First Team but the Reserves secured an important win at home to Rose Athletic Reserves, a result which means that a runner up place is firmly in their hands with one game to play. They eventually ran out 7-0 winners in a convincing display, with Scott Grimes grabbing a hat-trick along the way. The U19s faced Mulbarton in a scrappy derby game, which ended in a 3-3 draw. Oli Hudson-Church grabbed two spectacular goals, one from an overhead kick, and the other from a 40 yard free kick.

    The U16s maintained their unbeaten record this season and put themselves in a strong position to take second place with games in hand over Cromer, who currently occupy that place. They beat fourth place Norman 4-2 at home, to put them 5 points off Cromer with 4 games in hand. Adam Holbrook scored a hat-trick to help secure the win. The U15s faced top of the table Taverham, who took all three points in a convincing 5-0 victory. The result leaves Hethersett in mid table with two games to play. The U13s secured their spot in fourth place in the table after a 3-2 home victory over St Andrews. Goals from James Attfield, Jack Lipscombe, Max Desira secured the win. The U12s faced fourth placed Heigham Park and eventually went down 4-2. Having gone into the break 3-0 down, Hethersett put in a good second half display to win the half 2-1.

    In the development age groups, the U11s travelled to Diss and the U10s visited Fakenham.

  • Weekend Report

    Posted on Wednesday 11th April, 2018

    The Sunday First Team entertained Barracks in a relegation battle which they came out on top and won 3-2 to secure an important three points. Having taken an early lead through a George Bunn header, Hethersett then conceded two quick goals after sloppy play from Hethersett to go 2-1 behind. Adam Waters then got a toe to the ball from a corner to equalise before half time. Hethersett pressed for a winner in the second half, and Joe Bickel scrambled home from close range to give Hethersett the vital three points. The U19s travelled to Scole with a weakened side with many regulars unavailable. Scole dominated from the start but Hethersett worked hard throughout. 4 Scole goals in each half made the final score 8-0. The Veterans were also in action and climbed to second in the table after a narrow 2-1 win over Morley & Deopham.

    Not many of our youth sides were in action, but in the development section, the U11s hosted Morley, the U10s were at home to Aylsham and the U9s visited Wymondham.

  • Gray & Hudson-Church receive awards

    Posted on Saturday 31st March, 2018

    Danny Gray and Oli Hudson-Church have been presented with awards after recently reaching club milestones. Gray recently became the club’s all time top goalscorer after his goal against Morley in February took him past Hannah Waters’ long standing record of 246 goals. Meanwhile, Hudson-Church became the youngest player in the club’s history to reach 300 appearances, taking him into the top ten appearance makers in the club’s history. The pair were presented with a bottle of champagne and specially printed shirt respectively by club Chaiman Neal Luther, to recognise their achievements.

  • Weekend Report

    Posted on Saturday 31st March, 2018

    The Saturday 1st Team secured an important result as they returned to winning ways following back to back defeats with a 3-0 home win over Sporle. A brace from Richard Manington and another goal for Danny Gray secured the result.

    The Sunday 1st Team were beaten 4-0 at home by top of the table Woolpack, but will take positives from the chances that they created, and on another day could have seen a different result had they taken some of these chances. The U19s suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat at the hands of 3rd place side St Andrews, their first game in two months because of the weather. James Pegg put Hethersett ahead in the second half, after doing well to hold St Andrews in the first half, but St Andrews scored twice to reverse the result. Hethersett remain 8th. The Veterans were also in action, bet went down 2-0 at home to East Harling in a mid table clash.

    The U16s were in action in the quarter final of the 4sports plate, and took Div 1 Old Catton to extra time before eventually being beaten 4-2. Having finished 90 minutes with the score 2-2, Catton added two extra time goals to progress to the semi final where they will face Cringleford. The U15s suffered their first league defeat since November as they were beaten 2-0 at home by 2nd place Old Catton. The U13s travelled to Attleborough and almost came away with something after an entertaining 5-4 defeat. Having struggled in the first half finding themselves 4-1 down, Hethersett regrouped for the second half but just came up short. Ben Scott and George Grice each scored twice.

    In the development divisions, the U11s hosted Brandon, the U10s travelled to Norman and the U9 teams faced Wymondham & Brandon.


  • Weekend Report

    Posted on Thursday 22nd March, 2018

    The Saturday 1st Team had a difficult weekend as they travelled to second place Dereham Taverners and were comfortably beaten 8-0 in freezing conditions. The team travelled with a bare 11 players, including 2 goalkeepers,and fell 2-0 behind at half time. However they conceded 6 second half goals kicking into the wind, and lost Oli Hudson-Church through injury on his milestone 300th appearance for the club, the youngest player in the club’s history to achieve this.

    The weather played havoc with the rest of our teams’ fixtures, with the U15s the only other side in action. They were knocked out of the Kappa Cup following a 6-2 defeat away at Attleborough. The damage was largely done in the first half, as the found themselves 5-0 down. However they will take positives from the second half performance, with Barry Delf adding another brace to his tally.

  • Weekend Roundup – Gray Sets New Record

    Posted on Sunday 25th February, 2018

    It was a record breaking weekend for Danny Gray who became the Club’s record goalscorer, overtaking Hannah Waters in the process. The record eclipsing goal came in an important 3-1 win for the Saturday First Team against Morley, to put an end to a disappointing run of form. Time stood still for Gray’s 247th goal for the club, which came in the second half, as he lifted the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper before it eventually nestled in the corner of the net. Unfortunately the Old Boys had to withdraw from their Junior League Cup Semi Final against Longham being unable to raise a team.

    The weather helped to prevent any of the adult Sunday sides from playing but the U16s continued their unbeaten run with an impressive 3-1 win at home to  Aylsham. the result keeps their hopes of challenging for top spot alive, with two games in hand over leaders St Andrews. The U12s were also in action but were beaten 6-1 at home to Thetford. Connor Taylor grabbed the goal for Hethersett. Elsewhere, the U10s were in action away at Blofield and the U9s were in Kappa Cup action away at Brandon.



  • Weekend Report

    Posted on Friday 9th February, 2018

    It was a difficult return to league football for our Saturday teams, with both suffering defeats. The First Team were beaten 4-2 at home to Shipdham, and were left disappointed with the manner of the goals conceded. The Old Boys lost 4-0 away to 2nd place Watton Utd Res who were too strong on the day.

    On Sunday, the First Team put in a spirited performance away at a strong Woolpack, but eventually went down 4-1. It could have been a different story if Hethersett had taken some of their chances in the first half. The Reserves returned to winning ways with an emphatic 8-2 victory over Eaton Park Corinthians. Steve White stole the show by scoring 4 goals.

    The U15s were in Kappa Cup action, and went down 4-1 at home to St Andrews. Aaron Bradford grabbed the goal for Hethersett. The U13s secured a commanding victory over Mattishall, with a 6-1 win, to cement their 4th place spot. The result was helped by a George Grice hat-trick. The U12s faced Attleborough at home and went down 10-1. In the Development age groups, the U11s were in Kappa Cup action against Hillside Rovers,

  • Weekend Roundup

    Posted on Thursday 1st February, 2018

    It was Ben Smith Memorial Cup action for our Saturday teams this weekend. The First Team will be pleased with their performance, after taking Longham all the way to penalties, eventually going out of the competition losing 4-5 on spot kicks. The Old Boys however progress in the competition with a tight 1-0 win away at Rockland United.

    On Sunday a waterlogged pitch prevented the First Team from playing Briston at home. The Reserves went down 3-1 in the top of the table clash away at AFC Norwich. Steve White grabbed Hethersett’s goal in an eventful second half, but the result sees the team lose ground in the title race to their opponents. The U19s match was also postponed due to the weather. The Veterans brought back a point from East Harling, with a 1-1 draw, and now sit third in the table.

    The U16s continued their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw away to Firside, and still have games in hand over teams ahead of them in the table. The U15s moved to third in the table after a 3-2 win away at Stoke Utd. Bayley Clarke netted twice with Same Harvey grabbing the other. The U13s took a point on their travels at Thorpe Rovers drawing 2-2 after leading at the break, and sit fourth in the table. In the development ages the U10s were in Kappa Cup action against East Coast Warriers and the U9s faced Brandon Town away.

  • Weekend Review

    Posted on Thursday 18th January, 2018

    Both Saturday teams had their first matches of 2018 and both started the year with victories. The First team travelled to Attleborough ‘A’, and in a tight encounted, took the 3 points after a second half Dan Folkard goal. The result takes them up to fourth in the table. The Old Boys had a convincing win in the Junior League Cup, their third out of three group games, overcoming Watton Res 4-1. The result puts them in a commanding position in the group, three points clear of their opponents.

    On Sunday the First Team had a tough morning at home to Drayton Dazzlers, going down 9-1. Hethersett had managed to equalise in the first half with a debut goal from Jacob Frazer, but Drayton performed well making the score 6-1 at half time. Hethersett were a lot more disciplined in the second half, but couldn’t prevent their opponents adding a further three goals. After taking the lead in their match against Heigham Park through Harry Denny, the U19s were eventually beaten 3-2. The home side went 3-1 up at half time, but Hethersett were by far the better side in the second half, but were unable to get back on terms with their opponents. The Veterans were in action against Micawbers Tavern, and climbed to fourth in the table after a convincing 4-0 win.

    The U16s good run of form continued with a 2-0 home win over Firside. Two goals from Thomas Jones in either half helped to secure the result, and they will be delighted with the clean sheet. The U15s also took 3 points with a convincing 6-1 win over Old Catton. Aaron Bradford & Sam Dean both netted braces. The U13s had a tight encounter at Stoke United, and eventually took three points with a 3-2 win. Hethersett now sit fourth in the table, and the result was a good response to the two recent defeats. The U12s were knocked out of the 4sports Plate, as they went down 10-2 to a strong Holt side from the division above. In the development divisions, the U11s faced Queens Hill panthers, The U10s faced Blofield and the U9s took on Surlingham.



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