Lawford Ladies continue to set the early pace in the Essex Women’s Premier Division winning on Sunday to make it 3 wins from 3. The winning margin a narrow one however at home to Runwell Sports Ladies edging the result in a 7 goal thriller 4-3 to take all the points.
Eastern Avenue are also unbeaten at the start of the season, following a an opening day draw with a win last Sunday were away to Alresford Colne Rangers this Sunday. Liane Prior amongst the goals as the visitors recorded a 5-0 win to move onto 7 points.
Right behind them on 6 points after the weekends results are Chelmsford City Ladies making it 2 wins from 2 following an opening 7-2 win against Alresford Colne Rangers scored 7 goals once again on the road taking on Hutton Ladies Reserves. Lisa Overall netting herself a hat-trick with both Laura Kendle and Angela Holden both scoring 2 goals up to 3rd in the table.
Harlow Town Ladies v Collier Row Tigers was postponed.
Essex Women’s Division One
At the top of the Essex Women’s Division One table, new side Corringham Cosmos are enjoying a great start to the season winning their 3rd league game no Sunday to maintain their 100% winning start to the league. Were at home this Sunday hosting another side going into the match with a 100% winning start Harlow Town Ladies Reserves. A comfortable win for Corringham Cosmos in the end scoring 6 to win 6-1 and move onto 9 points.
FC Clacton Ladies new to the league this season began their league campaign with a 3-0 home loss to another new name in the league, Frontiers Ladies last Sunday. This weekend they made the journey to Waltham Forest Ladies and like Frontiers and Corringham Cosmos won by a huge margin racking up the goals in a 28-0 win to get their 1st league points.
Abi Challis, Ayo Okunuga, Emily Kendle and Kayla-Marie Everett were all on target for Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves in a 4-1 win at home against Southend Town Ladies to pick up their 1st 3 points of the season after suffering 2 successive defeats in their opening league matches.
Wickford Town Ladies new Reserves side began their Division One campaign at the weekend starting with a win away to new side Benfleet Villa Ladies. 3 players all scoring a brace in a 6-0 victory.
Another two sides new to the league this season began their season on Sunday in Division One with Hatfield Peveral Ladies hosting Collier Row Athletic. It was the home side who celebrated an opening game win. The goals coming in the 2nd half Christa Osman netting Hatfield Peveral’s 1st goal on 65 minutes 5 minutes later Osman added a 2nd goal from the penalty spot. Rosie Robinson scoring for the home side on the 80th minute. Final score 3-1.
The season has barely gotten started in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership with just a handful of games to date 4 sides with a game under their belts going into this weekend, 3 more getting their season started this Sunday. Cambridge United WFC Reserves with alot on new faces in their squad this season suffered a defeat on the opening weekend going down 2-1 to newly promoted St Ives Town Ladies. Were at home this Sunday taking on another new side to the Premiership, Bourne Ladies finishing as Championship North Champions last season. Was a debut in the higher tier they will want to forget, Cambridge United WFC Reserves proving too strong an opponent on the day playing at their new home, Barton Recreation Ground. Ebony Rule finding the back of the net for 4 goals with Lauren Gibson bagging herself a hat-trick. Teonie Payton scored her 1st 2 competitive goals for the club too as well as Gabrielle Whitehurst netting her 1st goal too in a 10-0 that moves them into top spot in the table.
St Ives Town Ladies were on the road on Sunday playing Netherton United Ladies at The Grange. Netherton had lost their opening game of the season by a single goal against Newmarket Town Ladies. Got their 1st 3 points on the board winning the game 3-0. Jenna Harn, Georgina Parrett and Megan Parrett with their goals.
Park Ladies were making their Premiership debut on Sunday promoted as Championship South Champions in their 1st season joining the Cambridgeshire women’s football leagues. Were on home soil welcoming Bar Hill Ladies also starting their league season. Goals from Hollie Dare, captain Lucy Goddard, Anna Jephson and Laura Spaxman seeing the visitors start with a win the final score 4-1.
Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North
Wisbech St Marys Ladies continued their excellent start to the season in the Championship North making it 3 wins from 3 away to P&L Motors Diamonds on Sunday. Not that they were given an easy 3 points by the home side who found the back of the net 3 times, Nicola Anderson, Emma Pollard and Tia Vacca all on target. Lauren Laws and Charlie Knight scoring in the 1st half for Wisbech St Marys Ladies, Knight went on to add her 2nd of the game early in the 2nd half. 2 goals inside the last 10 minutes seeing the away side to victory, Laws netting her 2nd of the match on 84 minutes, Frances Peeling scoring 2 minutes later, final score 5-3.
Keeping pace with Wisbech St Marys Ladies at the top of the Championship North table are, Ketton Ladies who also have a record of 3 wins from 3 to start the season. Were playing at home at the weekend taking on Hungate Rovers Ladies. Fran Kavanagh scored twice with Emma Ward also finding the back of the net in a 3-0 win.
March Town United Ladies finished runners-up in the Championship North last season got off to a winning start away to Wisbech Town Ladies last Sunday beating them 2-1. Were at home this Sunday taking on new side Boston United Ladies who had started life in the Championship North with a heavy defeat. Not such a high scoreline this time around March Town United Ladies making it 2 wins from 2 with a 2-0 victory. Louise Barbour and Adele Munday with the goals.
Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South
In the Championship South, Cambridge City Ladies new development side are matching their 1st team playing the the ERWFL Division One this season with a 100% winning start to the season playing their 3rd league match were at home to Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Bella Simmons scoring a brace, Saskia Capetti and Erin Walusimbi also grabbing a goal each in a 4-0 win to make it 3 wins from 3.
Moving into 2nd spot in the Championship South table are, Milton Ladies as they made it 2 wins from 2 recording a huge win at home to Orton Rangers Ladies. Kirsty Lemmon-Sparkes bagging herself a double hat-trick. There were hat-tricks too for Sam Cousins, Dora Dixon and Olivia Thorogood with Carly Dawson getting a brace in a whopping 18-0 win.
Laura McAllister scored twice for Isleham United Ladies to see them climb up to 3rd in the Championship South table following a 2-1 home win over Riverside Rovers Ladies Reserves who were starting their league season on Sunday.
After suffering a 6-0 loss away to Cambridge City Ladies Development as they began there Championship South campaign last Sunday, Fulbourn Bluebirds bounced back with a home win to get their 1st 3 points on the board this time around coming out on top in a narrow 3-2 win over Cambridge Rangers, Sharron Pinner scoring 2 goals with the 3rd scored by Katie Luddy.
After losing their opening fixture of the season 9-2 away to early table toppers Thorpe United Ladies, Kings Lynn Town Ladies have had to wait a fortnight to play their next competitive game in Division One. Were on the road again taking on 2nd placed North Walsham Angels Ladies who have won both their opening league games scoring 6 goals in each since winning promotion to the top tier of women’s football in the county. Were at their new home North Walsham High School. Luci & Hope Middleton have been amongst the goals at the start of the season, both scored again on Sunday one in each half. King’s Lynn Town Ladies took the 3 points getting their 1st win of the season under their belts, Josie Turner (pictured) scoring a hat-trick with Shelley Woods also grabbing a goal in a 4-2 victory.
Brandon Town Ladies & Bungay Town Ladies had lost their opening weekend fixtures, were involved in the Women’s FA Cup 2nd Round Qualifying last Sunday both advancing in the competition. Bungay Town Ladies with a 3-1 win away to Bishops Stortford Ladies. Brandon Town Ladies without kicking a ball after opponents Great Wakering Ladies pulled out of the competition. Faced each other at the weekend with Bungay Town Ladies travelling to Brandon.The score was level at 2-2 at half-time. More goals followed 2nd half Bungay scoring a 3rd goal, Brandon going on to score 2 more to win the match 4-3 to take the 3 points. Millie Bales with a brace for Brandon plus a goal for captain Tiffany Forshaw. Emily Leach netting a brace for Bungay with Inna Marx also on target.
The match between Aylsham FC Ladies and Fakenham Town Ladies was abandoned just after half-time with the score 2-2 after a collision between two players lead to a worrying injury. Fakenham’s Karina Townsend was taken to hospital however the injury isn’t as bad as 1st feared bruised and battered a spinal injury a two week lay off from football, wish er well in her recovery.
Norfolk Women’s Division Two
Norfolk Women’s Division Two is where the Supporting Women’s Football Blog, match report from the weekend comes a trip to watch Briston Wanderers Ladies a new name this season for an old team the new club having formerly been the Red Rose Ladies 1st team. A change needed the club were playing their 1st competitive fixture at home taking on Gorleston FC Ladies newly promoted to Division 2 as Division 3 Champions, have started the season well 2 wins from 2. Got off to a flyer against Briston, Beth Turner (pictured below) put clear by Hannah Croft to score on the break. Briston didn’t take long to reply, Anna Ohde scoring a bullet of a header from a well taken corner her 1st goal ever. Drama then as Gorleston were reduced to 10 players, Jennifer Snell kicking out at an opponent receiving a straight red. Briston took the lead Sophie Tipper scoring from the penalty spot as Sophie Lubbock was tripped in the box. Late in the 1st half Millie Brook cleared the ball for Gorleston setting up Turner to go on a run up the left into the box and send the ball into the back of the net.
All square at 2-2 at the break, Briston get back in front early on the 2nd half, Stacey High chipping the ball over the keeper from outside the box. Again Gorleston came back to level, captain Hayley Muir allowed to carry the ball up field from the back letting fly from inside the D sending her effort in over the keeper to make it 3-3. Despite having 10 players Gorleston went on to take the lead Turner completing her hat-trick with a header off a corner to make it 4-3. Turner then capitalised on a mistake at the back to win the ball take it on into the box and send her shot across the keeper to score her 4th Gorleston winning the game 5-3 the whole match report can be viewed on the SWF Blog by clicking on the link below.
Bohemians Ladies were awarded a home win against Harleston Town Ladies in Division 2. Long Sratton Ladies were on the road playing their 2nd league game of the season having lost their 1st at home to Sprowston Ladies last Sunday their opponents, Stalham Town Ladies. The visitors got their 1st 3 point haul coming away with a narrow 2-1 win. Charlie Head and Taylor Whiting with the goals to their name.
Norfolk Women’s Division Three
In Norfolk Women’s Division 3, new side East Coast Ladies were playing for the 2nd time this season having won 11-0 in their 1st ever competitive game were at home playing Freethorpe Ladies on Sunday. Another convincing win sees them go clear at the top of the table, Paige Baker with 2, as well as Rosie Cook with goals too from Abbie Knights and Victoria Ottey seeing East Coast Ladies win 7-0.
For the 2nd successive Sunday it was a Dereham derby with Tavern Ladies hosting Toftwood United Ladies at Northgate High School. That game ended all square a 1-1. Toftwood United Ladies held the advantage at half-time leading 2-0. Tavern Ladies came back 2nd half, Roxy Coomber and Lucy Kean scoring to see the game finished all square once again at 2-2.
Bedford Ladies and Haringey Borough Women continue to set a ruthless pace at the top of the ERWFL Premier Division both on the road this Sunday return home with the 3 points with a 100% win record 5 from 5. Goal difference has kept Haringey from going above Bedford to lead the table that changed thus weekend as the club travelled up to the Glassworld Stadium to play Histon Ladies. Brooke Hills netted a hat-trick for Haringey with Anele Komani, Klesha Darroua and Jessica Appeagyei all getting on the scoresheet too in a 6-0 victory.
Bedford Ladies were away to Writtle Ladies on Sunday, held a narrow lead at half-time 1-0 the advantage. Went on to win the match 2-1 Maya Sidhu with the goal to keep their 100% win record in tack, slip to 2nd for the 1st time this season on goal difference. Leanne Stubbings with the goal for Writtle Ladies in 6th place in the table.
Acle United Ladies keep up the pace behind the leading pair 3 points the gap as they won big at home on Sunday taking on Colchester United Ladies. Not that they got off to the best start, Georgia Box scoring the opening goal of the game for Colchester inside the opening 5 minutes. Acle weren’t behind for long however, Anna Larkins with the goal on 9 minutes. Player coach Joanne Hooper got Acle in front making it 2-1 on 18 minutes. Colchester came back to level 3 minutes before half-time a penalty awarded, Miagh Downey putting the back in from the spot. Acle found time for another goal late in the 1st half Kate Pasque on the scoresheet to make it 3-2 to Acle at half-time. A stronger 2nd half from the home side Jody Wells extending their lead on 59 minutes. Captain Rebecca Burton and Kelly Gray grabbed a goal each too the final score 6-2.
In 4th place in the ERWFL Premier Division table, AFC Sudbury won their 3rd match in a row scoring 3 goals, a 3-2 away win against Writtle Ladies followed by a 3-0 win at Colchester in the FA Women’s Cup last Sunday were at home this time around taking on Billericay Town Ladies their good form continuing 3-0 again the winning margin, Mia Etheridge, Stacey Teager and Charlene Roach with the goals.
2 goals from Amber Pearson saw AFC Dunstable to the 3 points at Creasey Park on Sunday. At home taking on Brentwood Town Ladies both the goals were scored in the 2nd half to see AFC Dunstable hold on to 5th place in the Premier Division table.
ERWFL Division One
Cambridge City Ladies are the pace setters in ERWFL Division One the newly promoted side with 3 wins from 3 to start the season were on the road at the weekend in a clash between 1st versus 2nd, Offley & Stopsley Ladies also with an unbeaten start at the start of the season with 2 wins and 2 draws. Goals from Sarah Mosley, Grace Stanley and Izzy Broadbent saw Cambridge City Ladies continue their 100% winning start to the season move onto 12 points whilst bringing Offley & Stopsley Ladies unbeaten start to an end.
Having lost their opening day fixture, Wymondham Town Ladies are now unbeaten in 5 games in league and cup winning the last 3 in a row to move back into 2nd spot in the ERWFL Division One table. Taking on Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies for the 2nd time this season having been pegged back late on to draw 3-3 in the away fixture were at home at Kings Head Meadow on Sunday. Bethany Fretwell having scored her 1st goal for the club in last Sunday’s 7-2 Women’s FA Cup win away to Newmarket Town Ladies scored another inside the opening 5 minutes this time around. Gemma Sanders on 21 minutes then Laura Wiseman on 27 minutes added to the goals for the home side. Kayleigh Holloway with Wymondham’s 4th goal with 10 minutes left in the 1st half. Went on to win the game 4-1. Danielle Styles with the goal for Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies.
ERWFL League Cup
This Sunday also saw 3 ties being played in the ERWFL League Cup 1st Round. ERWFL Division One side, Silver End United Ladies reached the final of the competition in their debut season in the ERWFL losing out to Colchester Town Ladies to finish runners-up. Were in action on the 1st Round this season away to Stevenage Ladies Reserves. Silver End United Ladies got off to a fantastic start at the Coldicote Social Club Rebecca Hollocks putting them ahead on 15 minutes 5 minutes later the visitors led 3-0, Sophie Burder with both the goals, Jodie Osborne giving Silver end a 4-0 lead late in the 1st half. Stevenage Ladies Reserves rallied 2nd half Bolu Fisher and Rosy Wodhams scoring to get it back to 4-2. 10 minutes from time Lynsey Bowman scored a 5th goal for Silver End United Ladies to see them through to the 2nd Round where they will be at home to Colney Heath Ladies.
Silver End United Ladies, Rebecca Hollocks
A Kelly Hancock goal was enough to see Colney Heath Ladies through to the 2nd Round of the ERWFL League Cup on Sunday. A tough away tie at Hutton Ladies the solitary strike seeing them advance in the competition.
Ipswich Wanderers Ladies are also into the 2nd Round of the ERWFL League Cup with a 6-1 victory away to Hoddesdon Town Ladies at the weekend. 2 goals from Michelle Taylor-Allum, plus goals from Charlotte Pittman, Kimberley Rex, Laura Tuley and Kristie Turner. Hanna Kelly with the goal for Hoddesdon Town Ladies. Ipswich Wanderers Ladies will be at home to Cambridge City Ladies in the 2nd Round on the 30th October.
Not too many games in the FAWPL this weekend, a couple of league games in both the FAWPL Southern and South East Division One. Attention elsewhere was in the cup competitions the Cup and Plate with the 1st Round ties taking place. Most clubs given a bye to the 2nd Round, just a handful of ties taking place in both.
FAWPL Southern Division
It was a clash of two unbeaten sides in the FAWPL Southern Division on Sunday with 2nd placed Charlton Athletic Women hosting 4th placed Coventry United Ladies. Kit Graham opened the scoring putting Charlton 1-0 up inside 10 minutes. Marie Gauntlett found the back of the net for Coventry 6 minutes later to equalise. On the half hour mark the visitors took the lead, Alison Hall putting the 2-1 in front. 2nd half Coventry went on to dominate the scoreline Gauntlett (pictured below) adding her 2nd goal 3 minutes into the 2nd half going on to score a hat-trick. Hall adding another goal in the last 5 minutes to see Coventry win 5-1 and move above Charlton into 2nd spot in the Southern Division table.
Cardiff City Ladies move up to 5th in the FAWPL Southern Division after a 2-1 home win over C&K Basildon Ladies on Sunday.Chloe Chivers scoring the Welsh sides opening goal in the 7th minute. Had a 2-0 lead on the 29th minute, Kerry Bartlett the player on target. C&K Basildon responded captain Zoe Rushen scoring to get it back to 2-1 4 minutes later. 2-1 the half-time score C&K Basildon pressed for an equaliser 2nd half but couldn’t find it the win seeing Cardiff move above them in the table.
FAWPL Cup 1st Round
FAWPL South East Division One side, Denham United Ladies were at home in the 1st Round of the FAWPL Cup taking on South West Division One side, Brislington Ladies. Going into the half-time interval the scores were level at 2-2. Jenny Banfield and Rebecca French scoring Denham United Ladies goals. The tie looked like it was heading into extra-time no more goals coming 2nd half then in the last minute Aimee Durn struck in a shot to win it 3-2 send Denham United Ladies into the 2nd Round where they face a tough away trip to Coventry United Ladies.
Two FAWPL South East Division One sides met in the other FAWPL Cup 1st Round tie with Norwich City Ladies making the trip down into Kent to play Gillingham FC Ladies. The home side opening the scoring on 15 minutes, Amy Taylor netting the goal 6 minutes later they raced into a 3-0 lead, Emma Tune and April Bowers scoring. Chelsea Garrett pulled a goal back for Norwich with 3 minutes of the 1st half left however Gillingham went into the dressing room at half-time with a 4-1 advantage Emily Symond with the goal in stoppage time. The second haf was a repeat of the 1st Gillingham winning that 4-1 too, Jade Keogh with a goal on 66 minutes, Felicity Gibbons 3 minutes later then Bethany Nugent scoring as the game moved into the last 10 minutes. Garrett scored her 2nd goal of the game for Norwich then Keogh added her 2nd of the game in the last minute to see Gillingham rack up an 8-2 win to progress to the 2nd Round where they have been drawn at home to Milton Keynes Dons Ladies. Below are some of the selected ties from the FAWPL Cup 2nd Round draw featuring Southern ad South East Division One sides.
FAWPL Cup 2nd Round (selected ties)
Gillingham FC Ladies v Milton Keynes Dons Ladies
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies v Enfield Town Ladies
Coventry United Ladies v Denham United Ladies
Cardiff City Ladies v Larkhall Athletic Ladies
Portsmouth FC Ladies v Cambridge United WFC
Charlton Athletic Women v C&K Basildon Ladies
AFC Wimbledon Ladies v Crystal Palace Ladies
FAWPL Plate 1st Round
West Ham United Ladies were drawn at home against fellow FAWPL Southern Division side in the 1st Round of the FAWPL Plate. Held a narrow advantage at half-time, Charlotte Gurr reunited with manager James Marrs after leaving Brighton to join Millwall Lionesses scoring in 1st half injury time. Swindon Town Ladies came back 2nd half getting themselves into a 2-1 lead with 10 minutes left to play, Georgia Walters scoring both of their goals. West Ham United Ladies came back scoring in injury time again, Chloe Burr with the goal to force the tie into extra-time. No more goals came in the extra 30 minutes and the tie headed into a penalty shootout. Indian International goalkeeper, Aditi Chauhan making her 1st appearance for the club this season was the heroine saving 3 penalties to see West Ham United Ladies win the shootout and advance to the 2nd Round where they will face FAWPL South West Division One side Cheltenham Town Ladies away from home. Below is a list of the 2nd Round ties in the FAWPL Plate featuring sides in the Southern and South East Division One.
FAWPL Plate 2nd Round (selected ties)
Actonians Ladies v Ipswich Town Ladies
Plymouth Argyle Ladies v Luton Town Ladies
Cheltenham Town Ladies v West Ham United Ladies
Lowestoft Town Ladies v Queens Park Rangers Ladies
Lewes Ladies v Maidenhead United Ladies
Exeter City Ladies v Stevenage Ladies
FAWPL South East Division One
A 2-0 home win over Denham United Ladies on Thursday night had seen AFC Wimbledon Ladies continue their excellent start to the season since promotion to the FAWPL South East Division One. 4 wins from 4 to move above Cambridge United WFC at the top of the table. Were playing again just 3 days later a long road trip up to the Suffolk coast to play Lowestoft Town Ladies who had picked up their 1st 3 points of the season the previous Sunday at home to Enfield Town Ladies winning 3-0.
A fantastic start for the visitors, Sami Bock putting them a goal up inside 3 minutes. Lowestoft kept the lead down to a goal were awarded a penalty with 7 minutes of the 1st half left, Gemma Moore putting the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-1 at half-time. 2nd half the home side struck early captain Hannah Waters lobbing the keeper to make it 2-1 on 47 minutes, the lead didn’t last long Rebecca Sargent making it 2-2 on 50 minutes. Scored her 2nd of the match on 68 minutes to make it 3-1, substitute Sian Wylie scoring direct from a corner to make it 4-2. Lowestoft were awarded another penalty, Moore scoring again to pull it back to 4-3, the final score AFC Wimbledon move 3 points clear at the top with 5 wins from 5.
Milton Keynes Dons Ladies returned to winning ways at home in the league after suffering 2 defeats in their opening 3 games. Were taking on Actonians Ladies on Sunday at Newport Pagnell FC. Won the game 4-1 to climb up into the top half of the table. Heather McDonnell scoring a brace with a goal a piece for Charly Clarke and Sophie Watson. Katrina Duncan scoring Actonians Ladies goal early in the 2nd half.
33 clubs across the East entered the Women’s FA Cup at the 2nd Round Qualifying stage this weekend as they started on The Road to Wembley, a distance dream it maybe but nevertheless everyone entered with that the ultimate prize come Saturday May 13th. 80 ties in total in the 2nd Round Qualifying. Prize money increased this year too the winning side this weekend earning £450. A possible tie with an FAWPL Division One side in the next round too. The competition regionalised in the early rounds to try and limit the travelling sides have to do. 19 games featured sides covered by Women’s Football East the fortunes of all covered below.
It all started Saturday night the 2nd Round Qualifying ties starting with Bishops Stortford Ladies making their debut in the Women’s FA Cup hosting Bungay Town Ladies. A special occasion for the Beds & Herts Division One side getting to play the fixture at the men’s ProKit (UK) Stadium. Bungay Town Ladies competing in Norfolk Women’s Division One were entering the Women’s FA Cup for the 3rd time looking to progress to the next round for the 1st time. This match was covered by the Supporting Women’s Football Blog the match report can be found further down the feed on the website or by clicking on the link below.
Bungay Town Ladies held the advantage at half-time leading 1-0 Rebecca Carver with the goal slotting the ball into the bottom corner from outside the box. A competitive 1st half, Bungay Town Ladies came out the stronger 2nd half striker Lacey Andrews causing the Bishops Stortford defence some problems eventually breaking into the box and scoring to make it 2-0. A late goal from Kathryn Stanley on 82 minutes sending the ball over goalkeeper Ruth Smart to pull it back to 2-1 looked to set up a tense finish however Bungay were to get down the other end and score, Andrews winning the ball in the corner linked up with Emily leach before the ball came back to her to lift over the keeper and in to make it 3-1 the final score.
Two more sides from Beds & Herts Division One faced each other in 2nd Round Qualifying on Sunday with Houghton Athletic Ladies entering for the 1st time at home to Sherrardswood Ladies. Emma Hawkes gave Houghton the lead in the tie. Laure Marris pulled it all square for Sherrardswood with 15 minutes left on the clock. A late long range strike from Ciara Craig 2 minutes from time won the game for Houghton sending them through to the next round.
Park Ladies were making their Women’s FA Cup debut and will hardly want a reminder on The Round-Up as to how they fared the side newly promoted to the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership hosting Northampton Town Ladies promoted to the EMWFL Division One South this season. The higher league opponents proving too strong for Park Ladies racking up a 14-0 scoreline to advance in the competition.
Promoted with Northampton Town Ladies to the EMWFL Division One South were Peterborough United Ladies. They were making their debut in the Women’s FA Cup at home to another side entering for the 1st time, Cambridge City Ladies, newly promoted to the ERWFL Division One. A close result Cambridge City Ladies progress through to the next round Grace Stanley scoring the only goal of the tie.
Staying with the EMWFL Division One South, Riverside Ladies were also in action in 2nd Round Qualifying taking on Woodford United Ladies. A far more convincing result for Riverside as they overcame their lower league opponents 9-0 to go into the hat for the next round draw.
Histon Ladies formerly Great Shelford Ladies were on the road in 2nd Round Qualifying taking on EMWFL Division One South side Moulton Ladies. Sophie Hopkin netting a brace in the tie. Abigail Davies, Katie Saunders and Sophie Ugur also scoring goals for Histon as they ran out 5-2 winners to advance.
Two sides from the Essex Women’s Premier Division were also making their Women’s FA Cup debuts in 2nd Round Qualifying. Chelmsford City Ladies face a tough away match against high flying Haringey Borough Women leading with Bedford Ladies at the top of the ERWFL Premier Division two league higher. Proved too strong for Chelmsford City. Anais Reynolds scoring a hat-trick, their were braces too for Anele Komani, Julia Carruthers & Klesha Darroux. Roxanne Eshun, Naomi Graham and Shanice Nourrice all scoring a goal each too in a 12-0 victory.
Harlow Town Ladies promoted as Essex Division One Champions to the Premier Division were facing another ERWFL Premier Division side, Billericay Town Ladies entering the cup for the 1st time. Away from home Billericay Town Ladies took the lead on 17 minutes. Fran Gamble pulling it back to 1-1 on the half hour mark. Billericay Town retaking the lead just before half-time. Extended the lead to 3-1 on 63 minutes. Tia Dye got it back to 3-2 for Harlow Town Ladies with 15 minutes left, Billericay Town Ladies holding onto the lead at the end to progress to the next round.
The Supporting Women’s Football Blog covered a 2nd Women’s FA Cup tie on Sunday, eventually travelling down to the Ridgeons Stadium in Newmarket to take a look at their new state of the art cork based 3G pitch. Newmarket Town Ladies new home the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side welcomed a tough opponent with Wymondham Town Ladies newly promoted to ERWFL Division One having enjoyed an extended run in the competition last season keen for further progress this time around. had Newmarket on the back foot right from kick off. Gemma Sanders giving the visitors an early lead the goal was soon followed up by another with Laura Wiseman played through on goal. Sanders netted her 2nd of the game to put Wymondham 3-0 up at half-time.
Gemma Sanders in action for Wymondham Town Ladies
Changes at the break saw Newmarket rally early in the 2nd half, Nadine Basson pulling a goal back. Wymondham hit back with 2 quick goals Kayleigh Holloway and Bethany Fretwell scoring to make it 5-1. A well worked goal from Newmarket got it back to 5-2. Again Wymondham broke and scored Alice Collins with the goal. Wiseman adding her 2nd and Wymondham’s in the 90th minute to seal a 7-2 win. The match report can be found on the website or by clicking on the link below.
Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies were making their Women’s FA Cup debut on Sunday at home to local rivals Brentwood Town Ladies playing in the league ERWFL Premier Division above. Katy Judd scored to give Little Thurrock Dynamos the lead and it looked to be enough only for Brentwood Town Ladies to find the equaliser late into the 2nd half to force the tie into extra-time. Brentwood Town Ladies going on to score again in the extra 30 minutes and advance 2-1 to the next round draw.
ERWFL Premier Division leaders Bedford Ladies suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat away to Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies to go out of the competition Cyeanna Eaton with Bedford Ladies goal. Writtle Ladies also from the ERWFL Premier Division were also knocked out of the Women’s FA Cup the 1st time entrants losing 3-0 at home to Leyton Orient WFC.
Better news for the other ERWFL Premier Division sides in the Women’s FA Cup. Acle United Ladies reaching the 3rd Round Qualifying draw beating Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side Netherton United Ladies at home 2-0. Anna Larkins and Kate Pasque with the goals.
Royston Town Ladies were away to Colney Heath Ladies on Sunday a tricky tie in 2nd Round Qualifying the ERWFL Division One side finding good form recently. Paris Coldicott-Stevens, Grace Leslie and Samantha Tinsley all scored for Royston Town Ladies, Molly Slade getting a goal for Colney Heath Ladies who were knocked out losing 3-1.
AFC Dunstable Ladies were at home on Sunday in the Women’s FA Cup taking on Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side Sandy Ladies. 3 Dunstable players claimed a brace in the match, Samaria Khan, Paige Kavangh and Amber Pearson. Danielle Carty and Lori Wilson-Phillips grabbed a goal each too Dunstable winning 8-0.
AFC Sudbury Ladies made the short trip to the Boxted Sports Ground to play fellow ERWFL Premier Division side Colchester Town Ladies. Sudbury taking an early lead, Sasha Diston heading home from a corner inside 5 minutes. Stacey Teager doubling the lead 10 minutes later. Another corner routine late in the 1st half saw Sudbury take a 3-0 lead into the dressing room at half-time Charlene Roach the scorer. Lost Sophie Jeffery to a head injury in the 1st half however. A nasty looking swollen bruise above her eye to show for her efforts after the game. No more goals followed in the 2nd half Sudbury progressing to the next round had something extra to celebrate, Sophie Pink returning to action after a long injury lay off.
Brandon Town Ladies, Peterborough Northern Star Ladies and Hertford Town Ladies all advanced without kicking a ball their opponents withdrawing from the competition. The draw for 3rd Round Qualifying was made this Monday and has thrown up some tasty looking ties those featuring clubs of interest listed below.
Lawford Ladies go top of the Essex Women’s Premier Division as they followed up a 5-1 home win on the opening weekend against newly promoted Wickford Town Ladies with a crushing 10-0 victory away from home against Walden Ladies this Sunday a result that sees their opponents drop to the foot of the table. 2 wins from 2 both Harlow Town Ladies and Chelmsford City Ladies who had also won on the opening day were involved in the Women’s FA Cup.
That saw Eastern Avenue climb into 2nd place in the Premier Division as they followed up an opening weekend draw at home to Runwell Sports Ladies with a comfortable win away to Hutton Ladies Reserves. Liane prior scoring twice for Eastern Avenue, Hannah Warner, Elizabeth Allen and Mollie Rose with goals to their names to the final score 5-0.
Collier Row Tigers were beginning their Premier Division season at home this Sunday taking on newly promoted Alresford Colne Rangers who had lost 7-2 last Sunday in their 1st league game. Lost by the exact same scoreline again Collier Row Tigers netting 7 times to take the 3 points.
One more game from the Premier Division to bring you a clash between 2 of the newly promoted sides with Chigwell Ladies hosting Wickford Town Ladies both losing heavily on the opening weekend it was Chigwell who came away with the 3 points despite trailing by 3 goals to 2 at half-time scored 3 times in the 2nd half to win the match 5-3.
Essex Women’s Division One
Waltham Forest Ladies lost 22-0 away from home on the opening day of the season in Essex last Sunday. The assault on their goal was no less merciful as they played their 1st match at home this Sunday taking on one of the new sides in Division One this season, Corringham Cosmos who go top of the table after plundering a staggering 29 goals. A -51 after just two matches in looks like it’s going to be another tough season for Waltham Forest Ladies. I cross my fingers that one edition of this Round-Up will feature the club winning their 1st ever point. 2 wins from 2 played for Corringham Cosmos.
That huge win by Corringham Cosmos eclipsed the side that scored 22 goals last Sunday. Was a great start to the season by Frontiers Ladies another new side to Division One this season. On Sunday they were away to another new name in the league, FC Clacton Ladies playing their 1st game of the season. Frontiers Ladies made it 2 wins from 2 scoring 2 goals in the 1st half, Hayley King breaking the deadlock on 20 minutes with Sharon Ferguson scoring the 2nd on 35. Jill Bartholomew added a 3rd goal for Frontiers on 60 minutes to secure the 3 points.
Harlow Town Ladies Reserves join Corringham Cosmos and Frontiers Ladies with a 100% winning start to the season making it 2 wins from two themselves at home on Sunday playing Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. A 3-0 win seeing them take the 3 points. Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves suffering 2 losses at the start of the season.
Benfleet Villa Ladies are another new side in Division One started with a 6-0 home defeat against Harlow Town Ladies Reserves. Were on the road this Sunday playing Southend Town Ladies starting their league season the sides battling out a 1-1 to both get a point on the board.
Early days in the Cambridgeshire Women’s football season, the Premiership having seen just 2 matches played the rest yet to play saw no action again this Sunday except for Newmarket Town Ladies who played in the Women’s FA Cup (their fortunes to be covered in the FA Cup Round-Up later). Was a full programme of fixtures in the Championship North with 5 games with the Championship South seeing 2 fixtures played.
Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North
Wisbech St Marys Ladies began the season with a thumping 8-0 win away to Thurlby Tigers to put them top of the table. Followed that win up with another dominant display to make it 2 wins from 2 as they began their at home with a double figure score beating Hungate Rovers Ladies playing their 1st match of the season 10-1.
Another side making it 2 wins from 2 to start the season and join Wisbech St Marys Ladies on 6 points are, Ketton Ladies were away this Sunday taking on the newly formed Boston United Ladies. Fran Kavanagh scored 5 goals in the match Robyn Floyd and Kerrie Holden-Jones both scored a pair each. A goal a piece for Bethany Logan, Sascha Smith and Emma Ward seeing Ketton win the game 12-2. Boston United Ladies scoring 2 one in each half, Ella Mcororey and Tabitha Harrison with their goals.
There were double figure scores elsewhere in the Championship North too. P&L Motors Diamonds who had started with a 2-2 home draw against Swineshead Institute Ladies were away to Thurlby Tigers on Sunday. Emma Pollard found the back of the net for 4 goals. Kerry Camwell hitting a hat-trick. 6 more goals coming courtesy of, Natasha Anderson, Nicola Anderson, Courtney Coles, Courtney Hammond, Olivia Nunziata and Tia Vacca in a 13-0 demolition.
Swineshead Institute Ladies followed up their 2-2 draw with P&L Motors Diamonds Ladies with a home game against another new side in the league Spalding United Ladies. Scoring double figures to win the game 10-1. March Town United Ladies were beginning their league campaign with an away trip to Wisbech Town Ladies who had lost 3-1 last weekend away to Ketton Ladies. March were runners-up in the league last season but have opted to stay in the division rather than go up to the Premiership like Cambridge Championship South, St Ives Town Ladies. Got off to a winning start Louise Barbour scoring both their goals as they edged to win 2-1 to slot into 5th place in the table.
Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South
Two matches being played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South this Sunday, Cambridge City Ladies new Development side making it 2 wins from 2 this Sunday were at home to Fulbourn Bluebirds who drop down from the Premiership. Philippa Witherspoon scored a brace. Izzy Broadbent, Saskia Capetti, Ellie Geoghan and Erin Walusimbi also bagged themselves goals in a 6-0 victory.
Isleham United Ladies climb up to 3rd spot in the table having suffered a narrow 4-3 defeat against Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves on the opening day were away to Orton Rangers Ladies this Sunday. Donna Nicholls, Jasmine Sheppard and Vicky Gallagher all scoring a goal for the home side, 3 goals wasn’t enough as Isleham United Ladies put 8 goals into the back of the net on their way to victory. Laura Todd scoring 4 of them herself, 1 from the penalty spot. Olivia Caffarelli, Lily Turner, Rebecca Webb and Rachel Turner scoring the other 4 goals between them.
The Norfolk Women’s football season moves into it’s 2nd weekend with 2 matches in Division One featuring the 4 sides that had all won on the opening day. Thorpe United Ladies settled into top spot then with a 9-2 home win against Kings Lynn Town Ladies. Were on their travels on Sunday to Youngs Park to face Aylsham FC Ladies who had won at home 3-2 to Brandon Town Ladies. It’s Thorpe who go on to make it 2 wins from 2 as they beat Aylsham 5-1 to move onto 6 points at the top with Shanice Sutton scoring twice with Charlotte Groves (pictured below) and Nicole Read also amongst the goals. Abbie Charlton with the goal in the 1st half for Aylsham.
Both Fakenham Town Ladies and newly promoted North Walsham Angels Ladies scored 6 goals to win on the opening day, Fakenham 6-0 away to Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies and North Walsham 6-4 at home to Bungay Town Ladies. This weekend saw Fakenham Town Ladies host North Walsham at Clipbush Park as they suffered a complete reversal of fortunes on Sunday. It was hard enough to stop one Middleton from scoring for North Walsham over the past 2 seasons now they have two! Luci Middleton scoring a hat-trick to add to the 4 she scored on the opening day. Hope Middleton scoring 2 goals to add to the goal she scored last weekend too. Emma Allsopp netting also for the away side as they won 6-0 to make it 2 wins from two.
Bungay Town Ladies and Brandon Town Ladies were involved in the Women’s FA Cup at the weekend (well Bungay were) and their fortunes will be covered in that Round-Up later.
Norfolk Women’s Division Two
Gorleston FC Ladies, promoted to Division Two as Division Three Champions have the alphabetical advantage over Sprowston Ladies as the 2 have identical records after the playing their 2nd league games on the season this Sunday. Gorleston FC Ladies followed up a 5-0 away win against Stalham Town Ladies with a victory in their 1st home game at Emerald Park, were taking on Bohemians Ladies who having forfeited their opening game took the lead in the match, their joy was short-lived as Mary Croft scored for Gorleston to equalise before they when on to win with a convincing score line Bethany Turner netting a hat-trick, Kelly Allen and Leanne Muffet also on target in a 6-1 win.
Sprowston Ladies had won 6-0 at home to newly promoted Harleston Town Ladies on the opening day. This Sunday they travelled to Long Stratton Ladies who were playing their 1st league game of the season having sat out the opening weekend of fixtures with 7 sides contesting the league. Sprowston scored 5 goals on their way to victory, Olivia Leggett with a brace plus goals for Joanna Davey, Annika Skoog and Leysha Bangura. Long Stratton currently rebuilding their squad after relegation last season scoring through Ashleigh Keenaghan to just nudge Sprowston off top spot.
Stalham Town Ladies bounced back from a 5-0 home defeat to Gorleston FC Ladies last Sunday to win big away to Harleston Town Ladies on Sunday and move into 3rd spot in the Division Two table. A strong 7-0 result to wipe out the -5 GD and get the 3 points. Have no information on the goalscorers.
Norfolk Women’s Division Three
Just the one match in Division Three this Sunday a local derby with Tavern Ladies (formerly Dereham Ladies) taking on Toftwood Ladies at Northgate High School (I’m originally from that area myself Northgate being my old school). Tavern Ladies sat out the opening weekend were playing their 1st game of the season against Toftwood who led the way after a crushing 12-0 home win against Red Rose United on the opening day. Different story this time around the sides goalless after the 1st half going on to secure a point each with a goal for each 2nd half 1-1 the final score. Freethorpe Ladies were awarded a home win against Cromer Town Ladies to get their 1st 3 points on the board too.
The league action in the FAWPL Southern Division and South East Division One continues this Sunday after the midweek fixtures last week saw a new side take over the lead in both divisions, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies maintaining their 100% start to the season in the Southern Division going above Charlton Athletic Women after they were pegged back from 3-0 away to Crystal Palace Ladies to draw 3-3 drop their 1st points of the season. Whilst in South East Division One, Cambridge United WFC made it 3 wins in a row to move from 3rd to the top with then leaders Luton Town Ladies not in action.
FAWPL Southern Division
Having gone top in midweek with a 4-0 away win against QPR Ladies on Wednesday, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies were on the road at the weekend travelling down south to play Lewes Ladies who slipped down the table after there 2nd defeat in a row in midweek losing 4-3 to Portsmouth FC Ladies. Bianca Baptiste is in good form at the start of the season as she proved too hot for Lewes too handle scoring a hat-trick. Kelley Blanchflower, Wendy Martin and Nikita Whinnett also on target for Tottenham as they went on to win 6-1 to make it 4 wins out of 4 to maintain their excellent start to the season. Rebecca Carter scoring in the 2nd half for Lewes who having led on the opening day now find themselves back in 8th place.
Charlton Athletic Women were cruising at 3-0 away to Crystal Palace Ladies in midweek with 56 minutes on the board, before the league newcomers staged a brilliant comeback pulling a goal back on 58 minutes and another 6 minutes later before substitute Rochelle Shakes scored inside the last 5 minutes to see it finish 3-3. Charlton were on the road on Sunday taking on the Southern Division’s other promoted side Swindon Town Ladies who they had beaten 4-0 at home on the opening day of the season. Jenny Newman and Avilla Bergin had put Charlton into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 20 minutes. Newman going on to score another goal 10 minutes into the 2nd half to secure a 3-0 win and the 3 points to keep them 2nd 2 points behind Tottenham.
After their midweek heroics Crystal Palace Ladies are up to 3rd spot in the Southern Division table winning the 3 points on Sunday taking on 2nd bottom side West Ham United away from home. West Ham United Ladies had battled their way to their 1st point of the season in midweek at home to local rivals C&K Basildon Ladies a goalless draw between the pair. Were a goal down inside 2 minutes on Gemma Bryan another striker in good form at the start of the season added 2 more goals to her tally scoring on the 20th and 28th minute respectfully a 3-0 lead at half-time. Shakes having scored to win her side a point in midweek scored in the 2nd half for Crystal Palace this Sunday to see them record a 4-0 away win.
Coventry United Ladies are the only other side bar leaders Tottenham and 2nd placed Charlton with a unbeaten start to the season having played just twice going into the weekend with a draw and a win they were at home taking on Portsmouth FC Ladies who has won 4-3 in midweek at home to Lewes Ladies. After the game made the announcement they had signed striker Emma Whitter, an skilled player with FAWSL 2 experience having played for London Bees and Millwall Lionesses. Have had an up and down start to life in the Southern Division this season and away to Coventry was a down. Captain Natasha Lynch gave Coventry an early lead before going on to score a hat-trick in the 2nd half. Portsmouth FC Ladies were 3-0 down at half-time and own goal and Stephanie Smith goal adding to Lynch’s opener. 2nd half Marie Gauntlett made it 4-0 Amber Hughes and Ashleigh Neville also scoring in an 8-1 victory. Rebekah Tonks scoring Portsmouth FC Ladies goal her 1st goal for the club in her 1st start.
FAWPL South East Division One
Cambridge United WFC went top of FAWPL South east Division One on Wednesday night courtesy of a 3-2 home win under the lights over Stevenage Ladies to move above leader Luton Town Ladies who weren’t playing. That game was covered by the Supporting Women’s Football Blog and the link to the match report is below
Cambridge United WFC v Stevenage Ladies 14/09/16
That result was to set up a top 2 clash this Sunday with Luton Town the visitors to Mildenhall Town FC to play Cambridge. Two fierce rivals in the league. Nicole Perschky (pictured below) opened the scoring putting Cambridge ahead on 22 minutes scoring her 6th goal in 6 games since joining the club in the summer from Stevenage Ladies.
picture credit Gary Reed
The lead didn’t last long however Luton getting back on level terms 5 minutes later, Rachel Kosky scoring from a long range free kick. 1-1 the score going into the dressing rooms at half-time Cambridge retook the lead on 58 minutes with Becky Taylor scoring from a corner. With 20 minutes left to play Dawn Mallett added a 3rd goal for Cambridge to make it 3-1 putting a 25 yard free -kick into the back of the net. 4 wins out of 4 in the league a good start to the season for Cambridge recovering from an opening day loss.
Newly promoted AFC Wimbledon Ladies are enjoying life in FAWPL South East Division One too are in 2nd place in the table with a 100% winning start played just the 3 league games so far the latest at home to Norwich City Ladies on Sunday. Captain Jess Trimnell giving AFC Wimbledon the lead in the 1st half. Kelly-Jade Whelan scored a goal early in the 2nd half to make it 2-0, Caroline Bisson adding a 3rd goal to secure a 3-0 win move them on 9 points 3 behind Cambridge with 2 games in hand.
Ipswich Town Ladies have shot up the FAWPL South East Division One table picking up 7 points in 3 matches a 1-1 draw at Gillingham FC Ladies followed up with a midweek win over local Suffolk rivals Lowestoft Town Ladies. Took a 90th minute winner to secure the 3 points away from home. Sophie Welton with the only goal in the 1st half the home side came back strong at the start of the 2nd half going 2-1 ahead Aimee Durrant with both the Lowestoft goals. Jade Henry got it back to 2-2 before Natasha Thomas found the winning goal at the death. Ipswich were at home on Sunday taking on Stevenage Ladies. Hollie Clement scoring to give Ipswich a 10th minute lead. Stevenage Ladies still in search of their 1st win of the season got it level at 1-1 with Becky Scola on target. For the 2nd game running Ipswich were to find a winning goal late on Sian Fagg netting with 6 minutes left to play to secure a 2-1 win that takes Ipswich up to 3rd.
Carla Williams was the player on target to score the winning goal for Actonians Ladies at the weekend in a 1-0 win at home to Denham United Ladies on Sunday as they win for the 2nd time this season move onto 7 points in 5th spot in the table after 4 matches played having a good start to their 2nd season playing FAWPL football.
Lowestoft Town Ladies suffering late heart break in midweek going down 3-2 to lpswich Town Ladies in the 90th minute were still without a pint on the board after 4 games played. Were at home at Crown Meadow on Sunday with Enfield Town Ladies the visitors. Lowestoft Town had signed striker Molly Hall from Ipswich Town Ladies earlier in the week. Gemma Moore (pictured right) scored midway through the 1st half to give Lowestoft the advantage at half-time. 2nd half Molly Hall was to score her 1st goals for her new club, scoring 10 minutes into the 2nd half adding a 2nd goal with 10 minutes left to play to see Lowestoft win 3-0 to get their 1st points on the board climb off the bottom of the table too.