The Tuesday Round-Up Edition Three
Welcome to Edition Three of The Tuesday Round-Up bringing you all the action from the past weekends women’s football action on the East of England. All of this weekends results and updated league tables are available throughout the site with more being added to it all the time as I look to get as much information into one into one place as I can over the coming weeks. Plenty of matches to cover 60+ once again with the 1st rounds of the ERWFL and Cambridgeshire League Cups taking place this weekend as aswell as the Preliminary Round of the FAWPL Cup and that is where The Tuesday Round-Up will begin this week.
FAWPL Cup – Preliminary Round
Three ties were to take place this Sunday in the Preliminary Round of the FAWPL Cup before the 1st Round proper this coming Sunday 4th October and two of those ties featured sides playing in the FAWPL Southern Division and South East Division One. The 1st of these ties featured 2 teams that wouldn’t look out of place in the final of the competition itself with Portsmouth Ladies hosting Brighton & Hove Albion WFC. It was Portsmouth who had the lead going onto half-time 1-0 thanks to an Ini Umotong goal in the 24th minute. Kate Natkiel pulled the scores level for Brighton 10 minutes into the 2nd half no one could break the stalemate in the 90 minutes the tie headed into extra-time. Charlotte Gurr was the heroine for Brighton as she scored twice in the 1st half of extra time to seal a 3-1 victory for Brighton who will now face Queens Park Rangers away this coming Sunday in the 1st Round.
In the other tie featured sides in the East it was an all South East Division One clash between Cambridge United WFC and Lowestoft Town Ladies. Cambridge are without a league win to date have one just the one competitive game so far this season, this at home against Cheltenham Town Ladies 3-1 in the Determining Round of the FAWPL Cup. Didn’t look good for Cambridge as Lowestoft opened the scoring on 2 minutes, Chloe Hoffman with the strike. Cambridge were back on level terms 12 minutes later the goal from Becky Taylor, Emma Jenkins made it 2-1 to Cambridge 10 minutes later before Taylor netted her 2nd on the 40 minute mark. Cambridge took control of the tie as Laura Bright scored on the stroke of half-time to give the home side a 4-1 lead. Bright added her 2nd 5 minutes into the 2nd half before sealing her hat-trick from the penalty spot with half an hour left to play Lowestoft’s Chelsea Clarke pulled a goal back late on the final score 6-2. Cambridge will now face Chichester City Ladies at home in the 1st Round this Sunday.
FAWPL Southern Division
With Brighton playing in the FAWPL Cup, Charlton Athletic Women were the only other unbeaten side in league action this Sunday away to Cardiff City Ladies could have climbed into 2nd spot in the table by beating the Welsh side instead it was Cardiff who ended Charlton’s unbeaten start running out 3-1 victors all the goals coming in the 2nd half Charlton going 1 nil up through Nikita Whinnett. Cardiff hit back straight away Kelly Aldridge with the goal. Took the lead on 78 minutes Michelle Green scoring, Aldridge adding Cardiff’s 3rd her brace helping secure the 3-1 win which moves Cardiff to within a point Brighton at the top. Charlton drop to 4th as Tottenham Hotspur Ladies capitalise winning 4-1 away to C&K Basildon Ladies, Avilla Bergin scoring a hat-trick to help secure the points. Amy Nash scored C&K Basildon’s goal.
Coventry United Ladies moved up to 5th in the Southern Division table coming away from Plymouth Argyle Ladies with a 4-0 win a brace from Danielle Selmes before the break, Helen Dermody and Marie Gauntlett both netted in the 2nd half. West Ham Ladies secured their 1st league win of the season in midweek a 2-3 victory over local rivals C&K Basildon couldn’t build on that success at the weekend with Forest Green Rovers Ladies the visitors to AFC Hornchurch, 3 goals in the 1st half from Jordan Gurad, Kirsty Richardson and Ella Hitchcock sealing the win. Queens Park Rangers remain bottom still searching for points after a 7th straight defeat at home to another side desperate for the points themselves Lewes Ladies the Rookette’s winning 1-3, Ellie Locke scoring twice in the 1st half after Lauren May had given Queens Park Rangers the lead in the opening minutes. Kelly Newton scored Lewes 3rd goal to move them up to 9th in the table.
FAWPL South East Division One
Crystal Palace Ladies continued their perfect start to the league taking home the 3 points for the 7th successive game running out 1-3 winners at Ipswich Town Ladies, Sarah Jones, Rochelle Shakes and Mary Robinson all on the score sheet for Palace, Roxanne Small scored Ipswich’s goal. Luton Town Ladies were unbeaten going into the weekend 2nd in the table, that came to an end when they were beaten at home 2-4 by Gillingham FC Ladies who themselves move into 2nd in the table with their 4th straight win. Gillingham went 2-0 up in the 1st half goals from Shannon Redhouse and Kallie Balfour. Luton came back to make it 2-2 with goals either side of the break from Tamara Bayne and Erica Byron. Gillingham fought back with 2 late goals Balfour scoring her 2nd with academy player Madison North getting the 4th goal.
Milton Keynes Dons Ladies stay 3rd sharing the points away to Old Actonians Ladies the final score 1-1, Catherine Murphy giving the home side the lead at half-time, before Hannah Barrett pulled the scores level in the 2nd half. Norwich City Ladies are up to 5th in the table after running out 2-0 winners at home to Denham United Ladies, Paige Shorten giving them the lead in the 1st minute. Megan Bartlett coming off the bench to score the 2nd with 8 minutes left to secure the 3 points.
Eastern Region Women’s Football League
Billericay Town Ladies stay top of the table unbeaten with their 3rd straight win 4-1 at home to newly promoted side Gt Wakering Rovers Ladies (formerly Southendian Ladies). Vicky Kinsman with 2 goals, Lucy Wyatt and Katie Whitehead also scoring. Rebecca Dalgarno scoring Gt Wakering’s goal. Colchester Town Ladies are in 3rd place winning 3-0 at home to Leverstock Green Ladies, Victoria King giving them a 1st half lead, Georgia Box and Kiera Fitzpatrick adding to the goals tally 2nd half.
It was to the ERWFL Premier Division the Supporting Women’s Football Blog travelled this weekend down to Essex to watch 4th placed Brentwood Town Ladies take on bottom side Haringey Borough Women. For all the match action click on the link below. After a scrappy opening Haringey took the lead with Ellena Finneran and Anele Komani securing a 2-0 half-time lead. Ashley Debnam gave the home side hope of a fightback pulling a goal back, but Komani went on to score her 2nd before Klesha Darroux struck from distance to seal a 1-4 win to lift Haringey up into 6th place.
One other match this Sunday, Acle United Ladies drew 1-1 with Gt Shelford Ladies both goals coming in the 1st half Alice Ladbrook netting for Acle, Gt Shelford’s goal was from Alison Wright.
There was just the one match played in Division One in the East league, Bury Town Ladies getting their 1st victory of the season beating West Billericay Ladies 4-2 at home 1-1 at the break Katy Judd scoring on 6 minutes for West Billericay, Bury Town’s 4 goals from Norma Locker , Mikaela Talbot x 2 and Catherine Upton. Michelle Stoneman scoring West Billericay’s 2nd goal late on.
Elsewhere it was cup action with 4 ties taking place in the ERWFL League Cup 1st Round. After 90 minutes plus extra time it finished goalless between Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies and Royston Town Ladies needed a penalty shootout to settle thing’s with Little Thurrock winning through to the next round winning 4-3. Extra time was needed too, in 2 other ties. Ipswich Wanderers Ladies and Hoddesdon Owls Ladies played out a 9 goal thriller. Was 4-3 going into stoppage time to Ipswich Wanderers, the goal scorers Jessy Whurr x2, Laura Tuley and Kimberley Rex. Hoddesdon had replied through Daniela Martucci, Charlotte Grogan and Kristina O’Connell before O’Connell scored her 2nd in injury time to make it 4-4 to set up extra time. Hoddesdon went on to win in extra time Rebecca Scola sending them through to the next round.
Extra time too between Sawbridgeworth Town WFC and Silver End Ladies finishing 2-2 after 90 mins Sawbridgeworth’s goals from Jill Bartholomew and Katherine Foy, Lynsey Bowman and Rebecca Hollocks for Silver End. The Essex side went on to score the only goal in extra time Hollocks netting her 2nd to give Silver End the 3-2 win. In the other tie goals from Katerina Hamplova and Charlene Moreton gave Offley & Stopsley Women a 2-0 victory over Hutton Ladies.
Some bruising score-lines in Norfolk Women’s Division One this Sunday as the 4 sides that look most likely to jostle for the title moved into position at the top of the table. Thorpe United Ladies stay top crushing bottom side Mulbarton Belles 10-0 at home. Charlotte Groves with 6 of the goals, Sharnie Boast adding a pair, Becky Russell also scoring. Aylsham stay 2nd like Thorpe making it 4 wins out of 4 to start the season were on the road away to Long Stratton Ladies rattled up an 0-8 win Abbie Charlton and Leanne Woodhead helping themselves to 4 each.
Brandon Town Ladies move into 3rd playing just their 2nd league match of the season scored 7 without reply at home to Fakenham Town Ladies who are still searching for their 1st points of the season. Tiffany Forshaw scoring 4 goals with Laura Brame supporting with 2, Hazel Sheperd with the other goal. A 7-0 win too for Wymondham Town Ladies like Brandon playing just their 2nd league match of the season beating Lynn Ladies to move into 4th place, Sally Hammerton and Amber Cantwell with 2 apiece, Kayleigh Holloway, Laura Hammerton and Louise Hamilton-Rout also scoring.
Goals a plenty on Division Two with Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies extending their 100% win record at the start of the season to 4 match this their biggest win so far beating Stalham Town Ladies 11-1. Jody Wells netting 5, Nikki Wigg a hat-trick, Selina Round a brace, Sophie Martin also getting herself a goal. 4 wins out of 4 too for 2nd placed North Walsham Angels Ladies beat Bohemians Ladies 3-1 at home Luci Middleton with 2, Robyn Steele with the other strike. Shannon Dade on the score sheet for Bohemians still without any points at the start of the season.
Morley Ladies are back to the bottom of the table with 3 defeats to start the season were away to Bungay Town Ladies Reserves a high scoring match came down on the wrong side of a 4-3 defeat which gave Bungay their 1st win of the season to lift them of the bottom. An even higher scoring match between 3rd placed Red Rose Ladies and Sprowston Ladies in 4th. 2-2 at half-time Red Rose went on to win the match 5-4 Sophie Lubbock netting 4 times with Emily Hutton adding a 5th goal. Laura Jenkins, Annika Skoog, Shanice Sutton and Millie Cursons for Sprowston.
In Division Three Gorleston make it 3 wins out of 3 to stay top were away to Cromer Town Ladies not the double figures tally of their opening 2 victories this Sunday won the match 0-6, Bethany Turner scoring 4 goals, Sophie Gillett and Melissa Anderson also scoring. Harleston Town Ladies are keeping up the pace with Gorleston at the top are trying to keep up with the goals scored to netted 4 times this Sunday away to Toftwood Ladies who hit back with 2 goals of their own the match ending 2-4 to Harlestson, Lauren Bond getting 2, Emily Wilson and Miryam Ruiz getting the other goals. Toftwood’s goal from Katie Hart.
Freethorpe Ladies have also made an unbeaten start to the season after 3 successive opening draws get their 1st win of the season to go 3rd in the table beating Dereham Town Ladies 5-1 away from home. Claire Garner getting 4 of the goals Cassandra Barnes also getting her name on the scoresheet.
East Bergholt United Ladies hold on to top spot in the Suffolk Women’s Division table as they beat Brantham Athletic Ladies 4-2 to start the season with 2 wins out of 2. Joining them in 2nd also with 2 wins out of 2 to start their season are Copleston Ladies beating Witnesham Wasps Ladies 5-0 at home Jade Horne scoring 4 goals, Amelia Deuchars with the other goal. Bacton United Ladies finally get their 1st win of the season at the 3rd attempt beating Ipswich Phoenix Ladies making their league debut at home 0-6, Francesca Rainbird with a hat-trick with Samantha Walker and Eleanor Catchpole also amongst the goals.
Was also a tie in the 1st round of the Suffolk Women’s County Cup AFC Sudbury Ladies beat Long Melford Ladies 6-1 to progress to the 2nd round with Kayleigh Steed getting herself a hat-trick Sophie Jeffery a brace with Kiera Bird also scoring in the local derby.
Quiet on the league front on Cambridgeshire this weekend with just the one match in the Championship North taking place. Chance for Wisbech St Marys Ladies to move into the league at the top of the fledgling table took full advantage too at home to Hungate Rovers Ladies netting 5 goals with Toni Lewis helping herself to 4, Imogen James with the other strike.
Elsewhere it was action in the 1st round of the League Cup with 7 ties played this Sunday. The highest scoring game was between Stamford Ladies and Bourne Ladies finished 4-8 to Bourne. Tracey Duxbury-Mead scoring 5 of the visitors goals Charlotte Ayers 2 more and the last from Rosanna Baker. Emma Berry, Abbie Brewin, Rebecca Corby and Fran Kavanagh with Stamford’s goals. ICA Sports Ladies were beaten 1-2 by Deeping Diamonds Ladies, Danielle Walder and Ellie Caston netting for Deeping Diamonds. Tash Applegate scoring ICA Sports goal.
A new name to women’s football in Cambridgeshire this season Comberton Ladies awere yet to play a competitve match came up against strong opposition in the opening round of the league cup losing 2-5 at home to Bar Hill Women. Danielle Wilson and Kerri Hilton-Taylor got the Comberton goals. Bar Hill’s 5 goals were scored by Nadine Wejkins x2, Anna Jephson, Sam Reid and Amanda Satchell. It took extra time but 2 goals from Rebecca Rylott and 1 from Lauren Shaw gave Swineshead Institute Ladies a 3-1 away win at Little Paxton Ladies.
Downham Town Ladies took on Netheron United Ladies in the 1st round of the league cup the scores were squared at 2-2 going into the last 20 minutes George Lingham with both of Downham’s goals. Natalie Gaches and Kerry Camwell scoring for Netherton, Camwell gave Netherton a 2-3 lead before Tia Vacca added the 4th goal in the closing seconds to seal a 2-4 win. Sasha Smith and Tierney Poore scored the goals for St Ives Town Ladies as they progressed to the next round of the league cup with a 2-1 win over Cambridge Ranger. In the last tie Park Ladies who had lost heavily away Milton Ladies the previous week returned to play them again this Sunday knocking them out of the league cup, winning 3-1 with Amy Newell scoring twice, Amy Ward with the other goal, Sam Cousins scoring for Milton.
With Premier Division leaders Runwell Hospital Ladies not in action this Sunday, 2nd placed Chelmsford City Ladies took full advantage to move into 1st place as they travelled to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies and won 6-3. Eastern Avenue also climb a place in the table up to 3rd place after a comprehensive 6-0 away to Collier Row Tigers. In the other Premier Division match Hullbridge Sports Ladies climb off the foot of the table up into 5th with their 1st win of the season 4 nil away to Walden Ladies.
In Division One their are new leaders Alresford Colner Rangers and they didn’t even have to kick a ball as they were awarded an away win against Hullbridge Sports Ladies Reserves. This is because current leaders Harlow Town Ladies weren’t in action and 2nd placed Wickford Town Ladies lost their 100% win rate to start their season losing 4-1 to Chigwell Ladies who picked up their 1st victory in the league. Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves join the pack behind Alresford moving up to 4th place with a 3-2 win at home to Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies Reserves. In the other match Leigh Athletic stay pointless at the foot of the table as they were beaten 1-6 at home to Valley Green who record their 1st league win.
Beds & Herts
Case of another side taking advantage of the leaders not playing in Beds & Herts Division One as Hertford Town Ladies capitalised on Harvesters FC not playing to make it 3 wins out of 3 to take top spot with a 4-2 win at home against Letchworth Garden City Eagles. Kerry Oldham scoring twice for Hertford, Becky Shephred also netting a goal. Emily Jamieson and Tayla Murray scoring for Letchworth. Bishops Stortford Ladies put 12 goals past Flitwick Ladies on their own patch to move them up into 3rd leave Flitwick bottom. Elle Georgiou with 5, Inka Pearson with 4, Yasmin Smith and Hannah Mead with 2 the goal scorers.In the other match in Division One Laure Marris had given Sherrardswood Ladies the lead on 65 minutes away at Sandy Ladies, Faye Prout scored on 84 minutes to pull the scores level but the visitors nicked it at the death Rhiana Rose striking in injury time to make it 1-2 at give Sherrardswood the 3 points.
New leaders in Division Two with Hitchin Town Ladies not in action Houghton Athletic didn’t waste the opportunity to maintain their 10% win rate at the start of the season 3 in a row, rattling 6 goals past bottom side Woburn Lionesses hat-tricks from both Shakeela Hussain and Emma Hawkes. Hitchin Town slip to 3rd as Sharnbrook WFC also continue their unbeaten start to the season another high score on their travels beating Evergreen Eagles 1-7 the goals from Emily Clark, Victoria Corp and Sally Dayus all scoring twice with Jacqueline Dadd adding the 7th. Claire Hendry with the goal for Evergreen Eagles. Heavy defeat too for Royston Town Ladies Reserves going down 7-2 away to Garston Ladies FC 96 who record their 1st win of the season Larry Berryman with 5 goals, Casandra Chase and Natalie Powell netting too, Sophie Hrt with both of Royston’s goals. Watton Ladies also secure their 1st 3 points of the season with a big win 5-0 at home to AFC Kempston Rovers Ladies to move into 4th place.
In Division Three the 3 leading sides all maintain their 100% records at the start of the season with Crawley Green Ladies nudging Hitchin Belles off top spot to take the leader after beating Bedmond Ladies 4-7 away from home. Yasmin Wacey scoring in the 1st half before Nina Service rattled 5 goals into the back of the net in the 2nd half with Jessica McNamara also chipping in with a goal. Hitch Belles scored 7 goals to these without reply on the road at Hatfield Town Ladies, Shannon Page netting 4 goals, Emily Field a brace with Sophie Fairburn also getting a goal. Icknield Ladies were also on the road away to Welwyn Garden City Ladies won the match 1-4 Cyeanna Eaton scoring 2, Jodie and Zoe Molloy with a goal each. Claire Cranfield with Welwyn Garden City’s goal. Last match to bring you Kings Langley Ladies leap into 4th place in the table with their 1st win in the league smashing 10 goals past Shefford Town & Campton Ladies, Kimberly Nield with 4 of the goals, Nicola Barrett with a pair, the other 4 goals scored by Amy Earthrowl, Mary Hogan, Rachael Lee and Bethan Duro.
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