Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Round-Up – Suffolk 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

Suffolk Women’s Division 

   2018 comes to an end in Suffolk with East Bergholt United Ladies out in front in an expanded league the defending champions with a 100% record and an incredible +100 goal difference from just 11 games. The latest 3 points awarded as an away win against Walsham Le Willows Ladies this Sunday.

  There were 5 games played at the weekend the county largely unaffected by Storm Deirdre. Needham Market Women enjoying the best start of all the new names to enter the league this season up their with the leaders all season end the year 2nd on 27 points with 9 wins and two losses from 11 played. A large squad helping goals from several too were away to fellow newcomers Brettvale Ladies  this Sunday. Francesca Rainbird, Needham Market’s top scorer netting a further two goals to take her tally to 19 for the season. Milly Carter also on target with a goal has 12 now for the campaign. Josie Harward on the scoresheet too along with Elysia Young scoring her first goal for Needham Market in a 5-2 win. Sheryl Nokes on the scoresheet for Brettvale along with Lucy Brown celebrating her first goal for the club.

Needham Market Women's, Francesca Rainbird
Needham Market Women’s, Francesca Rainbird

   Brantham Ladies Athletic had dropped points going into their last 3 games including two successive defeats were at home on Sunday against Haverhill Rovers Ladies Reserves who have been short on numbers for a while now soldering on despite suffering some mouth watering defeats, credit to them to keep going and fingers crossed numbers and with it fortunes can start to build in the new year. Just the 9 starting for Haverhill this Sunday against a strong Brantham side neck and neck with East Bergholt for 8 games. Goalscorers throughout out the side Haverhill ending the game with just 7 through injury beaten 21-0 in the finish. Brantham ending the year in 3rd spot.

  Alresford Colne Rangers joining the Suffolk Women’s Division after spending a couple of season’s in the Essex leagues have started the season well just the one loss so far this season have been in and around the top 5 the whole time end the year in 4th a point back from Brantham after sharing the points at home to Woodbridge Town Ladies on Sunday in a goalless draw. 

  A good result at home for Coplestonians Ladies sees them finish 2018 well in the top half of the Suffolk Women’s Division. Were at home to University of Suffolk Women, the hosts enjoying a great 1st half to lead the game 5-0 going on to add a further 3 goals 2nd half to win 8-0. Abigail Eley had just the one goal before this Sunday’s game is now the clubs top scorer celebrating 4 goals in Coplestonians win. Courtney Farris-Whatling, Sophie Maul and Lottie Aldous all getting a goal each have 3 each to their name whilst Chloe York was on target with her first goal of the season. 

   A point back in 7th position are Leiston St Margarets Ladies who ended 2018 with an away win on Sunday their 5th of the season coming against Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies. Lucy Eagle, Leiston St Margarets top scorer so far this season getting a goal to take her onto 12 for the season. Thalia Cloke also scoring a goal moves onto 5 with an own goal securing a 3-1 win for the visitors. Charlotte Archer moving ahead of Bernice Corney to lead Chantry Grasshopper’s scoring charts with the goal on Sunday takes her to 7 for the season.

   

The Round-Up – ERWFL 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

ERWFL Premier Division

  The ERWFL fixture list suffering like most leagues across the country thanks to Storm Deirdre blowing in on Saturday affecting half the fixtures in Division One whilst County Cup action saw a reduced schedule in the Premier Division on Sunday.

  Acle United Women will end the year top of the pile in the ERWFL Premier Division. Ended 2018 with a trip to Suffolk up against 2nd bottom AFC Sudbury. The visitors taking a little while to get going gradually building momentum creating opportunities, finally took the lead late in the first half with Grace Birchall’s shot blocked Ciera Flatt putting in the rebound. 1-0 up at the break Acle quickly added to the score early in the 2nd half defender Anna Larkins getting forwards to make it 2-0. Acle creating plenty of chances pushing forwards Lauren Bullard getting a 3rd for the visitors. Birchall scoring a brace late on to secure a 5-0 win for Acle moves her onto 21 goals for the season.

   Cambridge City Ladies have had an excellent start to the season 9 wins from 9 they were looking to round that perfect record to 10 at home on Sunday as they welcomed Royston Town ladies to the Trinity Playing Fields. The hosts getting themselves into a 2-0 lead with 20 minutes played. Danielle Carty pulling it back to 2-1 for Royston from a free-kick. Striker Jo Rutherford putting the visitors back on level terms. Cambridge City coming back to restore their lead going 3-2 up, Teonie Peyton scored to see Royston equalise for the 2nd time in the game then Rutherford with her 11th goal of the season scored her 2nd of the match to put Royston 4-3 up. Erin Davies, Shannon Shaw and Charlotte Giles scoring Cambridge City’s 3 goal were down to 10 with Laura Mills shown a 2nd yellow. heading into injury time were in danger of losing for the 1st time in the league this season, very deep into stoppage time and the hosts found an equalising goal themselves to rescue a point with Giles scoring for the 2nd time in the match. Their 100% record gone Cambridge City nevertheless remain unbeaten in all a very successive 2018 for the club.

Cambridge City Ladies, Charlotte Gillies

   Also enjoying a fantastic 2018 are Wymondham Town Ladies, making their debut at this level end the year in their highest position of the campaign up into 5th ending the year with a home win against one of the early pacesetters, Essex side Brentwood Town Ladies. Laura Nicholls enjoying a great year in front of goal leading the way in the scoring charts put Wymondham into the lead in the 21st minute of the game. Brentwood coming back to level 15 minutes later Leah Cowan first to a loose ball to fire in the equaliser. Wymondham restoring the lead late in the first half with Hannah Waters firing in her 19th goal of the season to make it 2-1. 10 minutes gone in the 2nd half and Chelsea Clarke fired in a shot across the keeper to make it 3-1 to the hosts. Wymondham enjoying a got run to end the year 6 unbeaten in a great position now to kick on in 2019.

ERWFL Division One

   Every week the title battle at the top of ERWFL Division One takes a new twist remains as exciting as it has been with no clues yet as to who might emerge on top come the end of the season. Essex side Bowers & Pitsea Ladies with a strong run of results at the end of the year unbeaten in 8 matches now moving to the top of the table.

  Were at home this Sunday taking on Bishops Stortford Ladies. The hosts getting off to a fantastic start taking the lead inside the first minute Sophie Dowman scoring the goal. Bowers & Pitsea pressing forwards creating plenty of opportunities it wasn’t until the 39th minute that they doubled the lead, Danielle Styles finding the back of the net to make it 2-0. Georgia Fraser scoring Bowers & Pitsea’s 3rd goal with the game moving into the final 20 minutes. Dowman on target with goals in the 76th & 81st minute to complete a hat-trick and take her onto 9 goals for the season Bowers & Pitsea winning the game 5-0 to see them stay top going into 2019.

   If current form continues then the side in the strongest position to challenge for the ERWFL Division One title are newly promoted St Ives Town Ladies the Cambridgeshire side 2nd going into the New Year are unbeaten from 10 played two points behind Bowers & Pitsea with two games in hand. Ended the year with an away trip to fellow promoted side Newmarket Town Ladies on Sunday. The two sides enjoying some good encounters whilst playing in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership together. Both starting life at the higher level well, Newmarket in 5th spot. St Ives edging the first half leading 1-0. Kira Markwell making an excellent save denying Newmarket, who saw a goal ruled out. The 2nd half seeing both sides score Laura Bailey’s goal not enough for Newmarket with St Ives winning 2-1. Top scorer Tierney Coulson scoring from the penalty spot with Hannah Seymour-Shove also scoring. A whole calendar year unbeaten in the league for St Ives.

  Stevenage Ladies Reserves long time leaders of Division One slipping to 3rd in the table late on dropping points for the 3rd successive match in the league. Were away this Sunday taking on Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies. The hosts leading the game at half-time, Kristina O’Connell’s strike from outside the box finding it’s way into the back of the net in the 33rd minute. Stevenage getting back on level terms 7 minutes into the 2nd period with Gemma Biggadike scoring her first of the campaign to make it 1-1. Melody Jones making just her 2nd appearance for Stevenage shooting from outside the area in the 77th minute getting her first goal in the process to make it 2-1 to the visitors. The game deep into stoppage time and Hoddesdon found an equalising goal themselves to see the game end 2-2 and the sides take home a share of the points. 

The Round-Up – FAWNL 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

FAWNL Southern Premier Division

  The last edition of The Round-Up in 2018. Several sides already finished until the New Year, for much of the rest this their final game of the year. Storm Deirdre blowing in across the country on Saturday bringing wind and rain saw a large chunk of those fixtures wiped out to, so sadly it’s a reduced Round-Up across most of the region to bring you.

  The FAWNL suffering with over half the scheduled fixtures gone. Just the one fixtures surviving in the Southern Premier Division. In Wales, Cardiff City Ladies welcoming Essex side C&K Basildon Ladies this Sunday. A big win for the hosts seeing them end the year up two places into 5th in the table still with games in hand on all the sides above them.

  Grace Horrell opening the scoring for Cardiff firing them into the lead in the 15th minute. Kylie Nolan on the scoresheet too quickly doubling Cardiff’s advantage scoring 3 minutes later. Moving into the last 15 minutes of the 1st half 3 goals inside 6 minutes put Cardiff in full control of the game, Ffion Morgan making it 3-0, Chelsea Jumratie on target too along with Jordan Guard both finding the back of the net for the 1st time this season. Cori Williams adding a 6th goal for Cardiff early in the 2nd half. Jasmine Simpson made the final score 7-0 with 15 minutes left. A big win for Cardiff, a heavy loss to end the year for Basildon who switch places with QPR Women at the bottom of the table as a result.

FAWNL South East Division One 

  The fixture list heavily affected in FAWNL South East Division one too with 3 of the 5 scheduled games falling foul to the weather. That left two games and with leaders Crawley Wasps Ladies in County Cup action it was an opportunity for second placed Billericay Town Ladies to close the gap as the Essex side side welcomed Norwich City Ladies to the AGP Arena on Sunday. 

  It was a close contest with a single goal settling the game the result going in favour of Billericay. Paris Smith’s goals were a huge part of Billericay’s title winning season last time out in the ERWFL. 24 goals from just 13 appearances. Games few and far between this season, just her 3rd appearance of the season, Smith was on target scoring her first goal of the season to score what would be the winning goal for the hosts who finish 2018 4 points clear of the chasing pack.

  One side in that pack looking to chase down the leading pair are 3rd placed AFC Wimbledon Ladies. They were at home on Sunday welcoming Actonians Ladies. The visitors in good form themselves recently pushing for a spot in the top half of the table themselves. A close opening 30 minutes it was the hosts who opened the scoring in the 32nd minute Caroline Bisson put through to round the keeper and score for Wimbledon. Into added time in the 1st half and Actonians grabbed an equalising goal through Naomi Graham to see the sides level at the break.

  The visiting side getting into the lead straight after the restart with Jessica Byrne scoring to make it 2-1. Past the hour Byrne found the back of the net for her 2nd of the game giving Actonians a two goal cushion. Byrne’s first goals of the campaign. Top scorer Alessandra Barreca getting in on the goal scoring hitting a brace in the 70th & 75th minute to put Actonians 5-1 up. 13 goals for the season now for the striker. Bernice Tully on with 15 minutes left to play getting late goal for Wimbledon as they suffer a 5-2 defeat. The 3 points lifting Actonians up into 5th position in the table 2 points back on 3rd placed Wimbledon and Leyton Orient WFC in 4th.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

Suffolk Women’s Division

  10 wins from 10 now for East Bergholt United Ladies at the top of the Suffolk Women’s Division, and a +100 goal difference already. Moved onto an incredible 104 goals for the season before Christmas with a home win against Brettvale Ladies this Sunday. Stacey Teager and Annie Northwood both finding the back of the net for two goals each, with Millie Wilding and Jessica Clark also getting a goal a piece in a 6-1 win. Iris Gunnarsdottir getting the goal for Brettvale her first for the club.

  All change below East Bergholt, Brantham Athletic Ladies neck and neck with East Bergholt at the start of the season slipping down to 4th after a run of 3 games without a win, a draw followed by a narrow loss at home to East Bergholt were away to Needham Market Women this Sunday having the best start to the season out of all the newcomers to the league. 3rd in the table Needham Market came out on top in a 7 goal thriller with Brantham to claim the 3 points their 8th win of the season taking them up into 2nd in the table winning 4-3. Lucy Dunnett, Kirsten Hutchings and Danielle Harvey scoring for Brantham.

  Alresford Colne Rangers up there too amongst the sides hoping to see East Bergholt slip up, climb into 3rd position in the Suffolk Women’s Division table with a big win away to struggling Haverhill Rovers Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Tiffany Reeves with a double hat-trick for Alresford top scoring in the match. 3 more players celebrating hat-tricks for Alresford with Jenna Cash, Vicky Hall and and Lucie Stanbury all getting 3 to their name. Laurel Harknett added two more with Christina Cash and Jasmine Warner also on the scoresheet in a 19-0 win.

   One goal is enough though to win the 3 points more often then not and Coplestonians Ladies claimed their 3rd 1-0 win of the season away from home on Sunday on consolidate their position in mid-table in the Suffolk Women’s Division. Were away to Brightlingsea Regent Ladies the sides locked at 0-0 at half-time. Felicity Cooper, getting the all important goal in the 2nd half for the visitors to secure Coplestonians 5th win of the campaign.

   0-0 after the first 45 minutes on Sunday between University of Suffolk Women and Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies it was a completely different story 2nd half with the sides sharing 8 goals between them and taking home a point each, Leanne Derbyshire and Amy Yeldham scoring 2 goals each for University of Suffolk ended the game with 10 with Christeena Sunny red carded. Charlotte Archer doubling her goals tally for Chantry Grasshoppers with a hat-trick with Bernice Corney also getting a goal for the visitors in a 4-4 draw.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

  Quarter Finals weekend in the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup, Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies reaching the final for the 1st time last season through to the last 4 again this season without kicking a ball after they were awarded the home win against Garston Ladies 2nd XI. The weather beating another quarter final with Colney Heath Ladies away game against Watford Ladies U23s postponed.

  That left two ties to be settled on the field this Sunday. Holders, Stevenage Ladies were hosting ERWFL Premier Division side Royston Town Ladies, a repeat of the final two seasons ago. Stevenage playing in the FAWNL South East Division One beating their lower league opponents with a confident scoreline to reach the last 4 of the competition once again. Ellie Searle scoring a hat-trick for the hosts. Nicole Emmings on target also for two goals. Ashleigh Deacon and Erin Pope also celebrating a goal each in a 7-2 victory. Joanne Rutherford with both the goals for Royston.

   Also booking a spot in the last 4 of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup are Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies. Pushing at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One were at home to Garston Ladies U18s in the quarter finals. Progressed with a dominate display recording a double figure scoreline in the process. Both Bianca Hedgecock and Natasha McConville scoring a hat-trick each in the match. Two goals each for Louise McCay and Lizzie Richardson. Charlene Turturici-Clarke with a goal along with two players scoring for the first time this season, Lorna Gover and Amy Shaw. Hemel Hempstead winning 13-0.

  The semi-finals taking place in the New Year Sun 20th January and are as follows:-

Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies v Stevenage Ladies

Watford Ladies U23s or Colney Heath Ladies v Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

  Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires ended a run of 3 straight defeats in league and cup competition with a good result at home on Sunday to keep them top of Beds & Herts Division One. Were at home hosting bottom placed side Garston Ladies 1st team. Katherine Calvert and Chemise Huitson both scoring two goals each for the Sapphires Danielle Aken, Janiece Allen and Georgia Quinton with her first goal of the season also getting goals in a 7-1 victory. Emma Trill with the goal for Garston. 

   Houghton Athletic Ladies brought an end to their poor run of results last weekend to put themselves back in contention for top spot in Beds & Herts Division One, kept that pressure up with a 2nd successive 3 point haul to move them into 2nd and stay within a point of the leaders Welwyn. Houghton were at home this Sunday up against Sherrardswood Ladies. The hosts claiming the win with a close 2-1 scoreline, Emily Wilson and Emily Peat’s goals the difference with Rhiana Rose scoring a 43rd minute penalty for Sherrardswood.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

   A 7 point lead at the top of Beds & Herts Division Two now for Hitchin Town Ladies as they won for the 7th time this season, a home win on Sunday against one of the sides hoping to chase them down 3rd placed Royston Town Ladies Development. Captain, Emma Chaffey moving onto 8 goals for the season netting another two at the weekend for Hitchin Town. Kitri Simon scored her 1st goal for Hitchin Town too with Robyn Wilfort on the scoresheet too in a 4-1 win. Olivia Sole getting the goal for Royston.

  Hitchin Belles move into 4th spot in Beds & Herts Division Two a point behind 3rd placed Royston now, 9 points between them and local rivals Hitchin Town, the Belles however with 3 games in hand. Were away on Sunday taking on bottom side Welwyn Pegasus Azures. Kiera How and Katie White scoring a goal in either half to secure a 2-0 win for Hitchin Belles

  Watton Ladies have been in a poor run of form in the league in Beds & Herts Division Two, coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in the cup last weekend, Watton had a boost going into this Sunday’s league clash at home to Evergreen Ladies. Sian Owens scoring 2 goals moving onto 7 for the season, with Codie Page scoring her 1st Watton goal sealing a 3-1 win for Watton. Rebecca Freeman on target for Evergreen scoring her 6th goal of the season.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

  New leaders in Beds & Herts Division Three with AFC Dunstable Reserves taking over at the top from Langford Ladies who were the only side not in action this weekend. Eyes on the prize for Dunstable as they kicked off at home to Stotfold Juniors Ladies on Sunday looking to keep up their unbeaten start in the league. Bianca Vassell with the large portion of goals for Dunstable so far this season scoring another 2 to take her onto 20. Madison Ashford, Lauren Brooker and Nicole Cameron all with a goal each too in a 5-1 win. Chloe Everton scoring for Stotfold. 

  Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses in 3rd spot also enjoying a great start to the season their unbeaten start ended by Dunstable, they themselves brought an end to another unbeaten start to the season at the weekend. Were at home taking on 4th placed AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies. Giselle Randall hitting a rich vein of form for Woburn & Wavendon moved onto double figures for the season netting all 3 goals for the hosts as they secured the win 3-2. Kimberlee Aldred plus an OG the goal scorers for Kempston who lose ground on the top 3 but still have games in hand.

  A high scoring match between Biggleswade United Ladies and Buntingford Town Ladies this Sunday in Division Three the sides sharing 8 goals between them Buntingford Town scoring 3 goals so too did Leeanne Davison for Biggleswade taking her onto 13 for the season, Sarah King also getting a goal with Jade Horsley finding the beck of the net for the 1st time this season Biggleswade closing to within a point of 4th placed AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College with their 5th win of the campaign.

  7 points now from their last 3 league games for Kempston Rovers Ladies, moving up the Division Three table their 2nd league win of the season coming away from home on Sunday against Bedwell Rangers Ladies. Goals from Beth Prior and Sabrina Stramaglia seeing Kempston into a 2-0 half-time lead. Bedwell scoring a goal in the 2nd half Courtney Edwards on target, had Leah Tomlin sent off, Kempston Rovers winning out 2-1 to collect the 3 points.

The Round-Up – Essex 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

Essex Women’s Premier Division

   Sadly it’s bad news to bring you at the start of another Round-Up and the loss of a team from the league, Hullbridge Sports Ladies gone from the Essex Women’s Premier Division, having only just secured a return to the league winning the Division One title last season that coming after a previous hiatus from the game. A tough start struggling to find enough players to fulfil fixtures. Sad to see, have made a real impact upon the league, will we see them again I hope so but for now wish everyone connected with the club all the best for the future.

 Onto the weekends league action with leaders Leigh Ramblers Ladies seeing their game away to Collier Row Tigers postponed on Sunday it was an opportunity for 2nd placed Frontiers Ladies to close the gap back to 3 points and apply some pressure if they themselves could secure the win away to Corringham Cosmos. The hosts scoring twice in the match once in each half through Nicole-Marie Mitchell and Rebecca Gallagher, it wasn’t enough as Frontiers scored double up the other end. Amber Strows giving Frontiers the lead scoring from all of 45 yards. An own goal putting the visitors into the lead Kelly Holsworth on target with a goal to make it 3-1 Corringham Cosmos pulling it back to 3-2, Emma Best headed home from a corner to see Frontiers win the game 4-2.

   Another side capitalising on the postponed match between Collier Row Tigers and Leigh Ramblers were Chelmsford City Ladies as they secured a home win on Sunday to move back into 4th position in the Premier Division table. Chelmsford were entertaining bottom side Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves. All the goals coming in the first half, Mia Brisley on target scoring a brace. Gaby Freedman also on the scoresheet for Chelmsford. The final score 3-1 with Helen Clifford scoring for Brentwood in the 40th minute.

   Southend United Ladies were away in the Premier Division this Sunday travelling to Silver End United Ladies. The visitors enjoying a good first half getting themselves into a strong 3-0 lead, adding 2 more 2nd half to win the game 5-1 and win for just the 2nd time this season. Emily Pert scoring a hat-trick for Southend with Ellie Wood and Lauren Johnson also getting a goal each. Lauren Hannah with the 2nd half goal for Silver End.

Essex Women’s Division One

   A big game at the top of Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday with the top two going head to head for the 2nd time this season, Just goal difference separating Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies and Billericay Town Ladies Reserves. Dagenham & Redbridge with a 100% winning start, Billericay with just the one loss that against Dagenham & Redbridge back in September a 3-2 win for Dagenham & Redbridge at Billericay. Dagenham & Redbridge the hosts this time around it wasn’t so close. Billericay winning the game 7-1 one to move 3 points clear at the top, Sophie Vale scoring 4 goals. Rachel Armstrong-Morris finding the back of the net for two goals with Darcie Salmons also on the scoresheet. Dagenham & Redbridge’s 100% record at an end, Juliet Thomas getting their goal.

   Big wins elsewhere too in the league. Hutton Ladies Reserves keeping ahead of the chasing pack in 3rd position in the table with a double figure win away from home on Sunday. Were taking on Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. With Hutton’s first team not in action the Reserves borrowed the goal machine that is Vicky Kinsman, she added another 5 goals to her impressive tally for the season. Those goals helping Hutton to a comfortable victory with further goals coming for, Samantha Kuski and Dani Gimbert. Danielle Hindley netting her 1st goal for Hutton along with a brace for Giulia Francesconi in a 10-0 win.

 Rayleigh Town Ladies are another side scoring plenty of goals this season and in 4th position have games in hand still on those above. Were away to Belhus Ladies in Division One this Sunday. A close first half between the sides, Rayleigh edging it 4-3. A different story after the break however with Rayleigh piling on a further 5 goals to win the game 9-3 at the final whistle. Rayleigh captain Isabelle Wallings rarely not amongst the goals so it’s usually a matter of checking how many and she was once again on fire in front of goal scoring a double hat-trick. Megan Harley is also enjoying a good season in front of goal scoring a hat-trick herself for Rayleigh moves her onto 15 now for the season. There was also another hat-trick scored in the match with Amara Drummond claiming all 3 in the 1st half for Belhus including a penalty.

  Lastly Runwell Sports Ladies were away to Island Ladies on Sunday. The sides level at 1-1 at half-time it was Runwell Sports who had the better of the 2nd half going on to score 3 goals to win the game 4-1 Rhianna Bird scoring twice for the visitors with Ashleigh Harvey also getting a goal, Aaryanna Simonelli on target too for Runwell with her 14th of the season. Megan Blackwell with the 1st half goal for Island Ladies her 1st goal in only her 2nd start.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

 A varied weekend of competition across the county this weekend, the highlight being the quarter finals of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup. Sometimes had to find information in the County Cup competitions. All four games scheduled for this weekend Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds home tie against Cambridge Rangers cancelled moved to next Sunday. 

  The winners of that tie will be playing Burwell Tigers Ladies in the semi-finals after they claimed victory away from home in Sunday in their quarter final against fellow Championship South side Isleham United Ladies. Hannah Dewey scoring a brace, their were goals too for Vicky Murrell and Megan Seabrook-Mead in a 5-1 victory for Burwell. Emily Ingle scoring the goal for Isleham.

   An all Premiership quarter final in the junior Invitation Cup saw Cambridge City Ladies Development at home to Histon Ladies Reserves this Sunday. Megan Tonks on target with a hat-trick for Cambridge City way out in front in the goal scoring charts with 19 goals for the campaign to date. Hannah Lock celebrating her 1st goal of the season too for Cambridge City who ran out 4-1 winners. Bethany Fisher with the goal for Histon scoring on her 1st start for the side.

   Cambridge City Ladies Development’s will be at home in the semi-finals of the Junior Invitation Cup their opponents fellow Premiership side March Town United Ladies. A tough opponent for March in the quarter finals drawn away to Championship South high flyers, St Ives Town Ladies Development. The Premiership side trailing 1-0 at half-time. Came back well though in the 2nd half to level the scores before going on to win 2-1 to reach the last 4 of the competition. Emma Searle and Naomi McGarvie with the goals.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

 One game from the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup group stage this Sunday. In Group A, Championship North leaders Ketton Ladies were away to fellow league side Cardea Ladies. Goalless at half-time Cardea getting the lead with under 20 minutes left Naomi Hall with the goal. Ketton lacklustre managing to find a quick reply Beth Goodman equalising just 4 minutes later. The visitors finding the winning goal in the 90th minute Goodman on target for her 2nd of the match to see Ketton win 2-1 to keep up their 100% winning record not only in the league but Group A also as they join ICA Sports Ladies at the top on 9 points.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

  A 100% winning record now back on the table for Wisbech Town Ladies in the Championship North as they rejoin Ketton Ladies at the top of the table with 5 wins from 5 after the ‘result’ from their abandoned game with Ketton was removed. Wisbech were away to Pinchbeck United Ladies in the league this weekend were short on numbers physio Charlotte Rose drafted in as a substitute. Was soon called into action with Wisbech suffering a further injury blow. Pinchbeck lively performances improving too the lead in the game Rebecca Navarrette finding the back of the net. Wisbech came back to level the scores just before the half-time whistle Sophie Swinden getting the goal to make it 1-1. Wisbech going on to find the winner in the 2nd half Rose scoring the goal much to the delight of everyone.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

  One game too in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South with Haverhill Rovers Ladies restoring their lead to 3 points in the table with an away win against Park Ladies on Sunday. Joeli Kirby netting twice in the match taking her tally to 21 for the season. Two goals too for Kayleigh Nolan. Catherine Upton and Kayleigh Steed also getting a goal each with Elicia Cooper also a target in a 7-2 victory. Jenna Brown and Sophie Fenner scoring the goals for Park.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

Norfolk Women’s Division One

   Thorpe United Ladies made it 8 wins from 9 played this season in Norfolk Women’s Division One to go 9 points clear at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division One on Sunday. The featured game on Women’s Football East as first look at a game from that league this season.

  Thorpe were at home taking on 3rd placed Gorleston Ladies. 8 teams contesting the league this season at the beginning looked to be a close one to call all sides capable of beating the other. Thorpe bringing a number of their U16s into the 1st team have added to an experienced squad hit the ground running and have led from the beginning. A good start against Gorleston it was the visitors however who opened the scoring a throw on the right into Bethany Turner inside the box strong up against the Thorpe defence the ball running on across the face of goal Samantha Hunn arriving at the far post to score. Thorpe soon back on level terms captain Rebekah Lake with a good run on the right shooting from the angle the keeper parrying the ball across the six yard box Chloe Young on the follow up turning it in. Thorpe going on to take the lead Lake firing in an unstoppable shot again from the right.

Two goals for Thorpe United Ladies captain, Rebekah Lake

  2-1 up at the break a bitterly cold wind blowing across the pitch the home side lost goalkeeper Joanne Hooper through injury early in the 2nd half Natasha Leversley then Jess Newton both taking up the gloves in her place. The defence protecting both well Thorpe pressing the attack a strike from outside the area from defender Victoria McNorton seeing them go 3-1 up. Lake lobbing the keeper late on to see the game won 4-1.

  A good start to the season for Aylsham Ladies were pushing Thorpe at the top in the early stage, recent form seeing points dropped however remain six point ahead of the chasing pack. Were at home to Bungay Town Ladies on Sunday bottom of the league with just the one point on the board a difficult start to the season from the defending champions struggled with numbers and injury signs thing’s are starting to turn a corner however and that was backed up by Bungay winning their 1st league game of the season beating Aylsham 4-1 thanks to goals from Nicola Hazell, Hannah Jones, Selina Rowland and Morgan Devine.

   The first Sprowston derby played this Sunday in Division One with Sprowston Ladies at home to Sprowston Athletic Ladies. Honours even in the finish with two very late goals ensuring a point for the hosts after Melissa Belsey and Laura Jenkins had fired Athletic into a 2-0 lead. Paige Barnard and Victoria Leyer getting the equalising goals for Sprowston Ladies moving them level on points with Gorleston.

   For the 2nd successive Sunday Beccles Town Ladies come away with a point after holding their opponents to a goalless draw. Last week a good result at home to Aylsham the same again this time away to Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

    The top two in Norfolk Women’s Division Two continue to be relentless in their pursuit of points, Fakenham Town Ladies enjoying the new season with a 100% winning record at the top to the table, 8 wins from 8 now and a good result at home too this Sunday against a side with the potential to challenge. Were taking on Long Stratton Women, the visitors with a few unavailable, Fakenham are gaining confidence with each match, ran out 3-0 winners at the final whistle, Fanny Danskanen, Megan Spurrell and Amie Hutchinson with the goals.

  Just two points behind also undefeated this season are new comers Taverham United Women the young side scoring plenty of goals an opening day draw and since 7 straight wins the latest coming this Sunday away to Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies. Leading 3-1 at half-time Taverham went on to win the game 7-2 to keep the pressure on Fakenham at the top. Rebecca Sutton scoring a hat-trick, with a goal each for Maya Lawlor, Abbie Walker, Charlotte Hurren and Chloe Hall. Two huge games coming up as Fakenham and Taverham go head to head on successive Sunday’s, the 2nd of which is on the Women’s Football East radar.

   Elsewhere there were some convincing wins, the table bunched up behind the top two, Gorleston Rangers Ladies with their 5th win of the season climb up into 3rd spot in Division Two with a comfortable home win against Horsford Women on Sunday. A strong first half performance seeing the hosts leading 7-0 a quieter 2nd half 2 more goals added. Three players claiming a brace with Rachel Adams, Lauren Dennis and Zoe Waite all scoring twice, goals for for Abbie Pogmore, Chloe Ashton and Abigail Bell in a 9-0 win.

  Tavern Ladies are up to 5th in the Division Two table got the result away from home despite travelling with just the 10 available. So too opponents Bulldogs Ladies the Thetford based side struggling in their first season in women’s football bottom of the table, plenty of spirit. Tavern have goals in their squad none more so than Katie Hart-Copsey who netting 4 more at the weekend taking her to 25 goals already from 8 appearances.  Lucy Kean also amongst the goals this Sunday claiming a hat-trick taking her onto 5 goals for the campaign so far. Tavern winning 7-0.

  Another big win in Thetford on Sunday this time going the way of the hosts with Thetford Town Ladies who win for only the 2nd time this season playing just their 5th game after a number of call off’s. Were taking on Hockering Ladies who were once again light on numbers. No doubt Hockering have the ability in their ranks just need a few more committed players, are actively looking so if you fancy giving it a go drop them a message. Thetford Town doubling their goals scored tally for the season winning the game 8-0 in the finish. Melissa Boulton helping herself to 5 goals in the match Gemma Ramsey making her first start of the season netting twice so too Melena Smith with a goal on her first start.

The Round-Up – ERWFL 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

ERWFL Premier Division

 The excitement is building week on week in the race for the title in both the ERWFL Premier and Division One. A constantly changing picture. 

  Acle United Women taking over top spot in the ERWFL Premier Division were at home on Sunday taking on Cambridge City Ladies a 100% winning record in the league for the visitors haven’t played a league game in over a month following on from their cup shenanigans. Back to the meat and potatoes this weekend a top of the table clash, Acle unbeaten at home going into the match. Both sides creating chances goalkeeping saves and the woodwork in play it was Cambridge City who would open the scoring  midway through the 1st half Bella Simmons header looping over the keeper to make it 1-0. Lauren Tomlinson with a strong run from the back sending the ball into the back of the net to make it 2-0 to the visiting side late in the first half. Cambridge City reduced to 10 midway through the 2nd period Sarah Mosley red carded. A nervous end to the game with Acle awarded a penalty with 15 minutes left Grace Birchall smashing the ball home. Cambridge though holding on to win 2-1 and make it 8 wins from 8 climb back up into 3rd spot.

Cambridge City Ladies, Lauren Tomlinson

   Moving up the Premier Division table back into 2nd spot are Peterborough Northern Star Ladies. Were at home on Sunday taking on AFC Sudbury Ladies. Emma Pollard staying ahead in the goal scoring charts netting a hat-trick in the game to take her onto 12 for the season whilst Katie Steward hit a brace to take her onto 10 goals. Cassie Steward also getting a goal has 8 for the season as Peterborough Northern Star ran out 6-1 winners. Emma Squirrell getting on the scoresheet for Sudbury.

  The two promoted sides comfortable in mid-table in the met one another on Sunday, Norfolk side Wymondham Town Ladies travelling down to Essex to face Harlow Town Ladies on Sunday. Wymondham short on numbers having just the bare 11. Harlow taking the lead in the 19th minute awarded a free-kick wide right the ball played in towards the near post headed in by captain, Kaydee King. That was how it stayed with Wymondham getting back on level terms on the hour Hannah Waters scoring to make it 1-1. 7 minutes later Wymondham took the lead themselves, Waters with the assist this time crossing for top scorer Laura Nicholls to find the back of the net. 10 minute left Harlow’s turn to pull the scores level from the penalty spot, Chloe Bassett driving the ball in for 2-2. 6 minutes left on the clock the Wymondham strikers applying pressure to the Harlow defence Waters pressing the ball popping up for Nicholls a 1st time strike to send the ball past the keeper and win the game 3-2 for the visitors.

   Bedford Ladies sandwiched in between Wymondham and Harlow in the middle of the Premier Division table won away from home on Sunday in their local derby against AFC Dunstable Ladies. A comfortable win 5-0 to Bedford with 5 different names on the scoresheet, Priya Bhatti, Michelle Byrne, Gemma Franklin, Sophie Mulvihill and Maya Sidhu all celebrating.

ERWFL Division One

 New leaders in ERWFL Division One a host of sides in the hunt to chase down Stevenage Ladies Reserves at the top of the table the side to do so, Bowers & Pitsea Ladies as they win away from home capitalising as Stevenage fought back twice to earn a point at home this Sunday.

  Bowers & Pitsea in a good vein of form unbeaten in their last 5 league matches including a 6-5 win at home against Stevenage two weeks ago. A goalless draw at home to fellow title chasers, St Ives Town Ladies last time out Bowers & Pitsea were on the road this weekend taking on fellow Essex side Lawford Ladies. The visitors getting into the lead with 10 minutes left in the first half Sheena Foley scoring direct from a corner. Into first half stoppage time and Bowers & Pitsea won a penalty as Danielle Styles was brought down inside the box, Styles getting up to take it fired the penalty in to see the scores level at half-time. 

  Bowers & Pitsea going on to take the lead early in the 2nd half a free-kick put into the area by Georgia Fraser put in by defender Taylor Parrish to make it 2-1 in the 51st minute. Styles with a strong run on the hour bringing about an own goal that saw the visitors go 3-1 up. Jasmine Cox put through on goal scoring for Lawford in the 83rd minute to set up a nervous finish, Bowers & Pitsea have come through one before quite recently and held on again to win the game and climb to the top of the table

   Stevenage Ladies Reserves dropping points for the 2nd successive match allowing thier lead at the top to be eroded battled back twice at home on Sunday to earn a point against another side firmly in the title battle Newmarket Town Ladies. Brooke Wickens striking in the 20th minute firing Newmarket into the lead. Were quickly pegged back with Emily Schofield scoring for Stevenage. Wickens on target again moments later to restore Newmarket’s advantage, took the lead into the half-time interval, it didn’t last long after that with Stevenage making it 2-2 in the 49th minute Cara Breckenridge getting the goal. The points shared.

  St Ives Town Ladies in 3rd spot in Division One close to within a point o Stevenage and 2 behind Bowers & Pitsea with games in hand on both. Unbeaten in the league were at home on Sunday against fellow Cambridgeshire side, Histon Ladies. A brace from Katie Stancombe moving her onto 8 for the season plus a goal for Top scorer Tierney Coulson seeing St Ives win the game 3-0. As well as an unbeaten start have by far and away the best defensive record in Division One conceding just 5 goals.

  King’s Lynn Town Ladies are down in 8th position in Division One but have games in hand on everyone and should they get a run going could yet play themselves into the tussle at the top with the sides above all capable of taking points off each other. Were at home on Sunday taking on bottom side Hertford Town Ladies. A comfortable win in the finish despite what you might have been led to believe. Tiffany Forshaw on target for two goals. Jodie Hopkins-Duckhouse, Oksana Imanalijeva and Olivia Baker with a goal a piece in a 5-0 win.

The Round-Up – FAWNL 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

FAWNL Cup

A mixture of league and cup action across the FAWNL this Sunday. Two games taking place in the 3rd Round of the FAWNL Cup, a place in the quarter finals of the competition the prize. 

  Was an all South East Division One affair with Cambridge United WFC’s long run of cup matches continuing with an away trip of AFC Wimbledon Ladies, this Sunday. A 1-1 draw between the sides in the same fixture on the opening day of the season, Wimbledon have pushed on up the league since into 3rd position now a point behind 2nd placed Billericay. reaching the 3rd Round of the FA Women’s Cup. A competitive game between the sides it was the hosts who took the lead scoring late in the 1st half Jenny Nagle getting into the end of a free-kick to score in the 40th minute. 2 minute later Wimbledon had a 2nd Caroline Bisson sending a shot past the keeper. 2-0 the lead at half-time proved to be enough despite Cambridge pulling it back to 2-1 with a little over 10 minutes left, Emma Jenkins hitting a rebound in from a corner.

  The other 3rd Round tie was an all Southern Premier Division affair with Loughborough Foxes Women travelling across to Wales to play Cardiff City Ladies in the Cup. A dramatic game that saw Cardiff City go 3-0 up before Loughborough mounted a terrific comeback to win the game 4-3 in extra time. Cardiff scoring twice late in the 1st half the 2nd from the penalty spot to lead 2-0 at the break. Went 3-0 up 7 minutes into the 2nd half. Cori Williams, Kylie Nolan and Grace Horrell credited with the goals.

  Loughborough finding the woodwork with two strikes early in the 2nd period pulled it back to 3-1 just past the hour, Becky Matlock getting the goal. The game closing in on the final 10 minutes, Shauna Chambers having already hit the crossbar hits a screamer from distance to make it 3-2, a dramatic final ten minutes Loughborough finding the equalising goal 2 minutes from time Laura Dexter scoring from a free-kick on the edge of the area to send the tie into extra-time. Rebecca Knight scoring what would prove to be the winning goal 6 minutes into extra-time heading home a corner.

  3 more sides booking a place in the last 8 of the Cup this Sunday, Huddersfield Town Ladies, Blackburn Rovers Ladies and Stoke City Ladies. Hull City Ladies travel to Bolton Wanderers Ladies this Sunday whilst Chichester City Ladies v Coventry United Ladies and Plymouth Argyle Ladies v Crawley Wasps Ladies are scheduled for the New Year.

FAWNL Plate

   Two ties also played in the FAWNL Plate this Sunday again the 3rd Round, Stevenage Ladies already through to the last 8 of the competition with an extra-time win over Ipswich Town Women last Sunday. 

  Milton Keynes Dons Ladies from the Southern Premier Division were at home in the Plate taking on Midlands Division One side Bedworth United Ladies at Stadium MK. A good start to their league campaign Bedworth 3rd in the table proved a strong opponent for Milton Keynes the sides locked a 0-0 going into the break it was the visitors who would take the lead, Jessica Lundie finding the back of the net for Bedworth in the 68th minute. Milton Keynes getting the equaliser to send the tie into extra-time, the home side going on to score the winning goal to make it through, Leah Cudone with both.

 Southern Premier Division side, Gillingham Ladies were at home in the 3rd Round of the Plate taking on South West Division One side, Chesham United Ladies. Sammy Booker opening the scoring for Gillingham on 21 minutes from a corner. Was soon 2-0 with Gillingham awarded a penalty kick, Ellie Manning scoring from the spot. 2 minutes later and the hosts went 3-0 up Booker with her 2nd of the game netting from a rebound. Chesham hitting the crossbar were also denied by some good saves from Courtney Shanley. Gillingham going further ahead in the 65th minute, Breon Grant lobbing the goalkeeper to make it 4-0. Booker going on to wrap up her hat-trick in the final 12 minutes of the game Gillingham winning 5-0.

  Also making it through to the last 8 of the Plate are Liverpool Feds Women, Barnsley Ladies, Middlesborough Women and Keynsham Town Ladies with Sporting Khalsa Women at home to West Bromich Albion Women in the New Year.   

FAWNL South East Division One

  One league game to report on this Sunday from FAWNL South East Division One a 6 pointer from the bottom of the table Norwich City Ladies hosting bottom side Luton Town Ladies. Aimee Durrant with the only goal of the 1st half giving Norwich City the lead at the break. Kathryn Stanley on target to score early in the 2nd period to give Norwich a 2-0 lead. Two further goals coming late in the game to secure the win for Norwich Abigail Tate and Rosie George both celebrating thier 1st goals for the club. Amy Summerfield scoring a late consolation for Luton. The 4-1 win taking Norwich into double figures and up into 8th place in the table. 

Norwich City Ladies, Abigail Tate