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  • 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.

  • Weekend Review

    Posted on Wednesday 18th October, 2017

    There was a busy programme of fixtures this weekend which included some league and cup action, a success for our youth teams.

    The Saturday First Team took another break from league action as they took on the early Div 1 pacesetters Longham in the Junior League Cup. The match ended 1-1, with Danny Gray continuing his scoring form this season from the spot. Both sides had good chances to take the win late on in the group format of the competition. There was no fixture for the Old Boys this weekend as there game was postponed.

    It was a tough weekend for our adult Sunday sides. The First Team failed to build on last weeks victory, as they went down 9-o at home to Marlborough in a disappointing display. The Reserves were in County Cup action, as they faced MC Rvers in the Sunday Junior Cup. It was the Div 3 side MC Rovers who progressed into the next round, with a 4-1 victory. The U19s took their first point of the season, as they drew 2-2 away at Cringleford. Hethersett took a 2-0 lead at half time in a hard fought battle, but were pegged back in the second half as Cringleford converted from two free kick situations.

    The U16s built well on last weeks point by securing a 4-1 victory at home to Costessey, with all of the goals coming in a strong first half display. The U15s backed up last weeks win with a 2-2 draw at home to St Andrews. Colby Watts with both goals for Hethersett. The U13s fine run of form continued, taking their third win in succession by overcoming Firside 4-0. The win takes them up to fourth in the table. The U12s didn’t fare quite so well, as they were beaten 4-1 away to Old Catton.

    Our development sides were also in action this weekend, with all sides having home fixtures. The U11s played Harling Colts, U10s faced Cringleford and the U9s took on Brandon.

  • Weekend Review

    Posted on Monday 9th October, 2017

    It was a busy weekend for our teams, with League and County Cup fixtures taking place.

    It was County Cup action for both the Saturday First Team and the Veterans Team, who played this weekend in the Junior Cup and Veterans Cup respectively. The Saturday Firsts face a tough draw, as they welcomed Anglian Combination Div 2 side Gayton Utd. The higher ranked side made it through to the next round with a 4-2 victory, but Hethersett will be hoping to take this level of performance into the upcoming league matches. Danny Gray bagged both goals, including a fine 25 yard strike. The Veterans Team are through to the next round, after overcoming Wymondham 3-0 in the local derby.

    From the other adult sides in action, there were wins for the Old Boys, Sunday Firsts and Reserves. The Old Boys moved into 5th in the table following a strong 5-0 win away to Sporle. The Sunday Firsts picked up their first win of the season by beating Mettingham comfortably at home by the same score. The Reserves climbed back up to second place after a comprehensive 7-2 win away to Rackheath Rangers. The U19s were unable to match Hellesdon and went down 5-1. Oli Hudson-Church grabbed Hethersett’s goal with a fine header from a Harry Sylvester free kick, while Harvey Folkard also made a superb penalty save but couldn’t quite deny the rebound.

    There were some positive results from the youth teams this weekend. The U16s claimed their first point of the season with a well earned 0-0 draw at home to Surlingham. The U15s overcame Old Catton 3-1, their first win of the season. A brace from Colby Watts and another from Mark Attfield secured the victory, after a tight first half. The U13s recorded their second victory in a row, as they confidently beat St Andrews 7-0 away from home. The result sees them move up to fifth in the table. The U12s were also in action, but were defeated at Thetford Town going down 7-0.

    In the Development divisions, the U11s, U10s and U9s were in action, as they faced Bulldogs, Bacton and Wymondham respectively.

  • Weekend Report

    Posted on Monday 2nd October, 2017

    It was another tough weekend for our teams in action, with all but one experiencing defeat.

    On Saturday, the Old Boys were not in action following last week’s loss to Dereham Taverners, and it was the Dereham side who visited Hethersett this weekend to face the Saturday First Team. Having scored four early goals, Taverners eventually took all three points with a convincing 8-1 victory, condemning the First Team to their fourth defeat in a row. In an evenly fought contest, the U19s were beaten 2-1 at home to Cringleford. Jerry Stearman’s goal gave them a 1-0 lead at half time, after playing some excellent football, however Cringleford began to get on top in the second half, and eventually took all three points.

    In the Club’s youth section, the U15s, U13s, U12s and U11s were all in action this weekend. The U15s had a difficult morning, going down 8-0 at home to Taverham, conceding four goals in each half in the process. The U12s also suffered a heavy defeat, as Norwich United took the points with a 9-1 win. There were better fortunes for the U13s, as they picked up their first win of the season after a 3-1 triumph at home to Thorpe Rovers. After a tight first half finishing one a piece, Hethersett added two more goals to take the points, and move them to mid-table in the U13s Championship. In the Development divisions, the U11s were also in action this weekend at home to Taverham.

  • Kappa Cup Exit for U12s – Weekend Recap

    Posted on Monday 25th September, 2017

    It was a mixed weekend for our teams in action this weekend, including an undefeated start maintained for the Sunday Reserves, but a Kappa Cup exit for the U12s.

    With the Saturday First Team not in action following the postponement of their fixture against North Elmham, it was up to the Old Boys to pick up a positive result for the Club in the Central & South Norfolk League. Unfortunately, they were unable to return from Dereham Taverners with any points, eventually going down 6-1. Having travelled with just 11 players, the Old Boys also had Thurston and Mooney sent off.

    There were mixed fortunes for our Sunday Teams. The First Team went down 4-2 at home to Vale Longo, with Denny and Waters grabbing Hethersett’s goals. The Reserves fared better in their trip to Woodton United, as they maintained their impressive unbeaten start to the season with a 4-0 victory. The Reseves have now scored 11 goals in 3 League matches, and remain top of the league on goal difference. The Veterans Team managed to pick up their first point of the season, as they drew 2-2 with Newsman Valhalla, with the opponents having two players sent off. Unfortunately The U19s had to postpone their fixture against Long Stratton, as they were unable to raise a full team.

    In the U15s Premiership Division, Hethersett were unable to start the season with a win, as they lost 4-1 at home to Drayton. Trailing 3-0 at the break, they will take heart from the second half display, drawing 1-1, with Barry Delf scoring Hethersett’s goal. The U13s were unable to return from Morley with a win despite scoring 4 goals. They went down 6-4 in an entertaining, high scoring game. In the U12 Kappa Cup preliminary round, Costessey were too strong for Hethersett as they progressed into the next round with a 9-1 win. Tobias Cox scored the Hethersett goal.

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