Lily Porter shadows a Bedford attacker.Picture: RICHARD S BROWN.

FOOTBALL: King’s Lynn Town warmed up for Sunday’s Harrod Sport Norfolk County FA Women’s County Cup semi-final with a 4-1 Eastern Region Premier Division win against Bedford.

Sunday’s big game is at The Walks, 2pm, but last week’s match was switched to Lynnsport to beat the wet weather.

It proved a master stroke, with heavy rain failing to halt the Linnets charge.

Ella Gavaghan put the host ahead after 20 minutes when she chased a through ball from Amie Ford and found the back of the net.

Jodie Hopkins’ work rate gave Bedford no respite and she was rewarded just before the break with a sweetly struck goal.

A momentary lapse in concentration allowed the visitors to pull one back after the break but the Linnets retaliated with two further goals from Rachael Skinner and Gavaghan, who won the AMR Group Player of the Match award.

Lynn manager Alex Cook said: “That was the best 90 minutes from the team as a whole. Everybody put in a shift.”

KLSC were given a tough lesson in Division Two of the Norfolk Women’s League.

Substitute Ellie Panks scored their consolation in a 7-1 defeat at UEA. It was only their second league defeat of the season but the other also came at the hands of the students.