King’s Lynn Ladies Football Club celebrate record score after 31-0 match

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Players at King’s Lynn Town Ladies Football Club (KLTLFC) certainly put their best foot forward this weekend after winning an incredible 31-0.

The team were playing Cromer in the Norfolk Ladies League Plate on Sunday when the remarkable result happened.

Head coach Joe Simpson said: “It’s our biggest win by some margin. This season we have been quite fortunate – we’ve only lost one game.

“We’ve gone into double figures a couple of times. We always approach a game to play our best.”

He said that the team actually had nine of their regular squad unavailable for the match.

At half time, the squad were around 12 goals up, and they certainly did not take their foot off the pedal.

“We want to set a high, professional standard and we work very hard. I’m very proud of the way they approached the game, they were relentless,” Mr Simpson added.

High-flyers of the match were captain Shelley Woods, who scored a quadruple hat-trick with 12 goals, Josie Turner with six, Becky Russell with four and Cristina Vivas with three.

Elle Bocking and Natalie Bunton scored two goals each – Lisa Wilson and Louise Sampson left the field with one each, too.

Of Woods’ impressive feat, Mr Simpson said: “I’m sure that’s a record of sorts. I know of one lady who has scored 13 before but I’m not sure about in British football.”

The head coach said there had been claims the team had been unsporting in their colossal win, but he said the opposing team had had no issue with the game.

“We wish Cromer every success,” he added.

Asked if they have celebrated the win much, Mr Simpson said the team had gone for a drink but were now looking to the future.

The team will be facing Kirkley and Pakefield in division one of the Norfolk Women’s and Girls Football League at River Lane in Lynn on Sunday with a 2pm kick off.