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  • 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.



  • Weekend Review

    Posted on Wednesday 10th January, 2018

    With no Saturday action to start 2018, our Sunday adult sides all had league fixtures after the Christmas break.

    The Sunday 1st team travelled to Mettingham on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, and returned with a point after an eventful 3-3 draw. Hethersett controlled the first half and took a 3-2 lead at half time with goals from Adam Waters (2) and Blair Luther-Veitch but conceded two sloppy goals along the way. Hethersett created a number of second half chances, but conceded another soft goal from a corner. The Reserves continued their push for the title in good vein after a 4-1 home victory against Woodton Utd. All four goals for Hethersett came in the first half, including a brace from Steve White. Despite being beaten 3-1 away to Long Stratton, the U19s put in a battling performance against a strong side pushing for the title.After going down 2-0 at the break, Hethersett put in a strong second half display, matching their opponents to draw the second half 1-1.

    The U16s progressed into the next round of the 4Sports Plate with a convincing 6-1 win at home to Division 1 side Blofield. After a tight first half, Hethersett scored 4 second half goals including a 7 minute hat-trick for Ryan Woodcock.The U13s had a tough Kappa Cup encounter against Premiership side Rocklands, eventually going down 10-2. Elsewhere the U10 Tigers faced Hellesdon away, and both U9 teams were in action at home to Wymondham & Surlingham.

  • Weekend Roundup

    Posted on Thursday 7th December, 2017

    With the Saturday 1st Team game called off due to a waterlogged pitch, The Old Boys travelled to North Elmham in Group C of the Junior League Cup. They maintained their 100% win ratio in the competition winning 3-1. The result will set up a close battle with Watton to win the group.

    The Sunday First Team were in League Cup action at home to Vale Longo. After a strong first half display they took a 2-0 lead thanks to two well worked goals from Joe Bickel & Nick Benfield. However they could not match the first half display, and conceded 3 preventable goals which knocked them out of the competition. The Reserves continued their promotion push with a strong 4-0 win away at Sporting Iceni. The result puts them 3 points behind leaders AFC Norwich with a game in hand. The U19s battled hard to earn a point after a 2-2 draw at home to St Andrews. Jack Overton scored both Hethersett goals in identical fashion, from two good Harry Denny assists.

    The U16s climbed to fourth in the table after an entertaining 5-3 away win over Norman Wanderers. Having led 4-1 at half time, Hethersett’s cause was help as Norman had a player sent off. Thomas Jones grabbed a hat-trick for Hethersett. The U13s had a tough morning, as they were beaten 8-2 at home by 2nd in the table Morley. Max Desira and Ben Johnson grabbed the two Hethersett goals. The U12s had their closest game of the season, narrowly going down 3-2 away to Attleborough. Benjamin Harvey and Dylan Nair scored the Hethersett goals. The U11s played out an entertaining 13 goal thriller away at Rocklands, eventually being beaten 7-6.

  • Weekend Roundup

    Posted on Friday 1st December, 2017

    On Saturday the First Team’s 6 match unbeaten run came to an end as they went down 2-0 at home to Rockland United, after a disappointing performance. A goal in each half was enough to give them all three points. The Old Boys travelled to Morley, and returned with a 4-2 victory. a Nicky May hat-trick and another from Lindsay Wright was enough to take the win.

    It was a strong weekend of results for our adult Sunday sides. The First team came away from CNS with a point, after some late drama against Mad Moose Athletic. Having started positively, Hethersett were unable to connect with lots of their passes, and Mad Moose grew into the game taking the lead at half time. They doubled their lead in the second half despite Hethersett’s dominance. With 5 minutes remaining Joe Bickel pulled a goal back with a neat header, before the late drama when Adam Sturman came forward for a last minute corner and scored with a half volley just inside the box! The Reserves were comprehensive winners at home to Cellar House, winning 6-1. The result pushes them up to 2nd in the table to put pressure on leaders AFC Norwich, who are now just 3 points ahead. The U19s returned from Mulbarton with a 5-3 victory. In a scrappy encounter, they led 3-1 at half time through Sam Hanner and Harry Denny (2). Hethersett continued to press in the second half with Hanner completing his hat-trick, before conceding 2 penalties making the final score 5-3. The Veterans recorded their first victory of the league season with a convincing 4-0 win at home to Erpingham.

    The U16s took a point from their encounter at home with Cromer. The visitors took a 1-0 lead into half time, but a Thomas Jones goal shortly after the break was enough to share the spoils. The U15s now sit 4th in the table after a strong 7-1 home win against Stoke Utd Youth. With the score just 2-0 to Hethersett at half time, a strong second half made sure of the points. The highlight being a hat-trick for Mark Attfield. The U13s found things difficult against a strong Sprowston outfit, who eventually won 11-1. THe damage was done in the first half as Hethersett went in 7-1 down, with George Grice grabbing their only goal. The U12s met top of the table Brandon Town and were beaten 6-1. In the Development Divisions, the U11s were in action against Stoke Utd Youth,

  • Weekend Roundup

    Posted on Wednesday 22nd November, 2017

    On Saturday, the First Team returned from Shipdham with a point, after an entertaining 4-4 draw. Hethersett had Olly Smith and Dan Folkard sent off in the second half, and conceded a late equaliser to share the spoils. The Old Boys moved level on points with the First Team with a 2-1 win over Mulbarton. Callum Lindsay and Nicky May netted for Hethersett.

    There was a mixed bag of results for our adult Sunday teams. The First Team climbed up to 8th with a strong victory against Sprowston Ath Wildcats, however the most pleasing sight was to see the return of George Bunn to the side after two years out with a serious knee injury. The result was helped with a brace from Blair Luther-Veitch, a debut goal for Joe Bickel and a fine penalty save by Richard Manington in goal. The Reserves unfortunately could not make up ground on AFC Norwich, who didn’t have a fixture. They were beaten 3-1 away at FC Viking. The U19s came up against a strong Old Catton side, and were comprehensively beaten 8-0. Hethersett went into the game with a weakened side, with 4 key players unavailable, but their cause was not helped in the second have by conceding an own goal and two penalties. The Veterans were also in League action for the first time since late September, and went down 9-1 away to a strong Sheringham side.

    Four of our youth teams were in action. The U16’s were involved in a tight game, going down 1-0 at the hands of Norman Wanderers, who took the points after a second half goal. The U15s took all three point with a convincing 6-0 win at home to Old Catton. After a close first half, they dominated the second period scoring 5 goals, assisted by Barry Delf who grabbed a hat-trick. The U13s were involved in arguably the most entertaining game of the weekend away at Holt. They eventually returned victorious with a 7-4 scoreline, which was largely thanks to Ben Scott who grabbed 4 goals. The U12s were up against a good Old Catton outfit, and were well beaten 7-0.

  • Weekend Results Roundup

    Posted on Monday 13th November, 2017

    Both Saturday teams took a break from League action, and returned to the Junior League Cup. The Saturday 1st team stay in the mix to progress from Group B with an entertaining 3-3 draw at Rockland. A brace from Danny Gray and a stunning strike from Jordan Rolf put Hethersett ahead, but Rockland equalised to share the points late on. The Old Boys took all 3 points in their first game in Group C, as they beat Sporle 4-2 at home. The result puts them in a strong position, ready to face North Elmham and Watton Res in their next group games.

    The Sunday 1st team took a vital win in Division 2 away at Sprowston Ath Wildcats. Having started the game strongly, Adam Waters put Hethersett ahead with an early penalty to continue his early season scoring form. Sprowston equalised before the interval, but Hethersett controlled the second half and a Jordan Rolf goal secured a 2-1 win. The Reserves beat Sporting Iceni 4-1 at home. The win keeps the side within touching distance of AFC Norwich, and have 3 games in hand over the league leaders.

    It was a mixed bag for Hethersett’s youth sides this weekend. The U16s returned from Poringland with 3 points. Goals in either half from Ryan Woodcock and Thomas Jones secured the win in a tight encounter. The U15s were unable to overcome Drayton and went down 3-1. The damage was done in the first half, as Hethersett trailed 2-0. Elliot Carolan grabbed Hethersett’s goal, to help draw the second half 1-1. There were further defeats for the U13s and U12s. Attleborough proved far to strong for the U13s, and won 9-0, while Diss grabbed 2 goals in each half to defeat the U12s 4-0. The U11s were in development action at home to Wymondham, in a local derby.

  • Weekend Report

    Posted on Wednesday 1st November, 2017

    It was a busy weekend for our adult sides in League action this weekend, while only four of our youth teams had fixtures including Kappa Cup action for the U9s.

    In the Central & South Norfolk League, The Saturday First Team returned from the local derby against Mulbarton with all three points, after a convincing 5-1 win. The victory was built on a strong first half display, taking an early 3-0 lead inside 20 minutes. The Old Boys are now a single point ahead of the First Team, after a tight 1-1 draw at home to Morley. Chris Sandle grabbed the goal for the Old Boys.

    On Sunday, the First team went down in a disappointing manner to Mad Moose Athletic, losing 3-2. Having gone 2-1 up thanks to a sublime brace from Adam Waters, they were seemingly in control of the match before conceding two poor goals late on. The Reserves won 7-1 away at Eaton Park Corinthians to continue their impressive start to the season, with Steve White netting four times. The result keeps them within touching distance of league leaders Cellar House, and have two games in hand over them. The U19s secured their first league win of the season with a comprehensive 6-0 win over bottom side Heigham Park Rangers. The result was helped by two braces from Harry Denny and Oli Hudson Church.

    The U15s couldn’t quite continue their upsurge in form as they lost narrowly to St Andrews, eventually going down 2-1. Having led 1-0 at half time through Jacob Thompson, they couldn’t quite see the game out, and conceded two second half goals. Arguably the best viewing of the weekend involved the U13s, who played out an entertaining 5-5 draw at Mattishall. The result extends their unbeaten run to four matches. Two of our development sides were in action, with both the U11s and U9s facing Brandon, with the latter being a Kappa Cup fixture.

  • Saturday First Team Triumph in Hethersett Derby

    Posted on Wednesday 25th October, 2017

    It was a relatively quiet weekend fixture wise, with a number of teams taking a break from action. However there was a stand out fixture as the first in house derby of the season took place between the Saturday First Team and the Old Boys.

    The Saturday First team recorded their first league victory of the season, as they overcame the Old Boys in the Hethersett derby. In a closely fought contest played in tough windy conditions, Danny Gray’s late goal from a well worked corner was enough to take the victory. It was his 5th goal in all competitions this season. Both sides had chances, but defended well in the circumstances. The result lifted the First Team off the bottom of the table.

    On Sunday there were no fixtures for the Reserves, U19s or Veterans, however the First Team travelled to Briston Wanderers. It was Briston who came out on top, ending up 5-1 winners. Justin Bradfield netted Hethersett’s only goal of the game, and they will be dissapointed with the manner in which the goals were conceded.

    There were no games for our youth teams, however there was development league action for U11s, U10s and U9s. The U11s and U10s both had away fixtures at Watton Juniors and North Walsham respectively, wile the U9s welcomed Brandon.

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