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A Hat trick by Molly Hall brought Needham back to winning ways with a massive 8-0 victory over bottom of the table Kings Lynn at Bloomfields.

Hall completed her hat trick before half time and was joined on the scoreline by Lucy Loomes and Sheryce Slater in a dominant first half.

It was a tale of frustration in the second half as numerous saves and near misses meant it was the 83rd minute when Paige Wakefield scored, before a late double from Nicole Pannifer and Lina Nagib.

It was a quiet start on a very damp day in Suffolk, but Needham started the scoring in the 12th minute when Slater flicked on a Lois Balfour corner at the front post into the far corner.

Loomes then added a second when Hall unselfishly played it to her before tapping home, then she got herself her first as she was played in and took it round the keeper to make it 3-0.

Hall then went on to complete her hat trick by half time by first capitalising on a defensive error before cooly finishing off the far post after being played in by a sumptuous ball from Lexie Pryke.

The second half was a story of frustration as time and time again Needham were thwarted by some brilliant keeping and some wayward finishing with Loomes, Nagib and Wakefield all going close.

Chances came and went but eventually the resistance was broken as another Balfour corner was headed home by Wakefield into the final 10 minutes.

And that began a late flurry as the home side then went on to score two goals in a minute as first Pannifer broke through and calmly knocked it home.

And then seconds later Needham overloaded on the right that allowed Loomes the freedom of the box but she unselfishly layed it onto Nagib to powerfully smash home her first and the eighth of the game.

An emphatic victory that gets Needham back to winning ways as they look to build momentum in the league and push back up the table.


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