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Hockey ladies score five goals away

PUBLISHED: 09:43 16 October 2008 | UPDATED: 14:46 07 July 2010

Canterbury Ladies II 1, Dereham Ladies 5

A DISTANT away game saw a steady start from the ladies. The first goal came from a tackle on the goal line from Hannah Palmer, who walked the ball over the line.

Canterbury Ladies II 1, Dereham Ladies 5

A DISTANT away game saw a steady start from the ladies. The first goal came from a tackle on the goal line from Hannah Palmer, who walked the ball over the line.

The next was a remarkable goal by Evie van Poortviet who left the defenders baffled as she dived to deflect the ball into the top left of the net. At half-time the score was 3-1.

It wasn't until the second half when Dereham put the other two goals in that Canterbury admitted they were defeated.

Defenders won the game from the back by marking out the dangerous Canterbury forwards.

Palmer finished with two goals, while van Poortvliet completed an impressive hat-trick as Dereham remain in second place in the East Women's League Premier Division.

Dereham Ladies 8, Bedford Ladies 1

Dereham beat Bedford Ladies in the second round of the EHA Cup.

While the home side kept the percentage of play, the unknown opposition did well to keep the score level in the first 30 minutes. This level field normally worries the Dereham team, who are used to scoring within the first few minutes.

When Donna Causten converted a short corner in the 31st minute the originally unsettled side began to dictate. The scoreline in the second half shot up from 1-0 to 8-1. There were another three goals from the captain Donna, who deservedly received players' player at the end of the match. Four goals were shared by Hannah Palmer and Evie van Poortvliet who proved how dangerous the side can be in open play.

The most impressive goal was scored by Hannah Palmer who deflected the ball in front of the goal to slice past the right of the keeper and sweep round the net.

The next round is on November 2 at home against Liverpool Sefton Ladies first team.

Dereham Ladies II 2, Norwich Dragons 2

THE home side were quick off the mark in this eagerly anticipated clash between two teams at the top end of East Division 2NE.

Louise Bunning opened the scoring after five minutes, but the Dragons were quick to respond and drew level shortly after.

The game was played at a frantic pace, despite the heat, and Dereham had plenty of chances to take the lead. They did finally through Rachel Cramp - who was nominated Falcon Capital player-of-the-match. The home side pushed to extend their lead and thought they had, before the goal was disallowed, and they took a 2-1 lead into half-time.

Players began to tire in the second half and the pace slowed a little. The Dragons fought back, play was stretched from end to end and both sides had numerous chances.

Norwich had a goal disallowed that spurred Dereham back to life with a break of their own which resulted in yet another disallowed goal.

The lead was lost five minutes before time when a free Norwich player found the equaliser they had so desperately needed.

The game finished 2-2 and both sides remain unbeaten in four games.

Dereham now face Norwich Dragons second team.

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