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The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 19/02/17

The Round-Up

Beds & Herts – Sunday 19th February

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

 Would it be an all Stevenage Ladies final in this season’s Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup Final? With the 1st team already through to their 3rd successive final it was the Reserves side’s turn to try and join them drawn away to Royston Town Ladies playing in the ERWFL Premier Division a league above Stevenage Ladies Reserves in ERWFL Division One. It was the visitors who took the lead in the match, Royston Town coming back to equalise and then go on to score the winning goal to reach their 1st County Cup final in 3 seasons. Samantha Tinsley in great form in front of goal this season scoring both the goals to see Royston Town into the final

The Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup isn’t too far away the date for your diaries Sunday 12th March a 3pm KO between Stevenage Ladies & Royston Town Ladies at the County Ground in Letchworth.

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

County Cup semi-final day on Sunday in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup too and it’s going to be a repeat of last season’s final with both Cup Holders, Luton Town Ladies and runners-up Offley & Stopsley Women winning to reach the final.

Although it took a 90th minute equaliser and a penalty shootout for the County Cup Holders to progress. Luton Town Ladies were at home hosting Bedford Ladies, Nicola Henman gave Luton Town the lead in the 1st half scoring in the 34th minute. Bedford pulled it back to 1-1 7 minutes into the 2nd half, Charlene Moreton with the goal. The visitors going on to take the lead as the match closed in on the 70th minute Olivia-Rose Cunningham scoring. The lead lasting just 5 minutes before Rachel Carter headed home from a corner to make it 2-2 into the last 10 minutes and again Bedford edged themselves int a 3-2 lead Moreton with her 2nd of the game. Couldn’t see out the result Luton Town finding a reply in the 90th minute, Erica Byron firing the ball into the back of the net to see the game end 3-3 and go straight to penalties, Luton Town winning the shootout 4-3 to reach the final.

   ERWFL Division One side, Offley & Stopsley Women were drawn away to Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side, Sharnbrook WFC in the semi-finals of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup. Gemma Franklin putting the lower placed league side 1-0 up in the 10th minute of the game. Giselle Randell equalised for Offley & Stopsley on the half hour to see the sides go into the changing rooms level at 1-1 at half-time. Offley & Stopsley took the lead early in the 2nd half, Katerina Hamplova scoring to make it 2-1, Kelly Randall added another goal for the visitors 15 minutes into the 2nd half with Giselle Randall  getting her 2nd goal of the game with 15 minutes left to see Offley & Stopsley into the County Cup final with a 4-1 win. 

The Final for the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup between Luton Town Ladies & Offley & Stopsley Women is scheduled to be played Weds 19th April with a 7:30pm KO

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One leaders, Sandy Ladies were seeing the sides below them narrow the gap after they had suffered 2 successive league defeats, were looking to get back to winning ways thus Sunday with a tough away trip to in form Bishops Stortford Ladies who had moved into 2nd place 3 points behind them in the table. A hat-trick fr Kirstie Gavin along with a goal for captain Katie Seldon saw Sandy get back to winning ways taking all 3 points with a 4-2 win. Brogan McHale scoring for Bishops Stortford plus an own goal.

  All very tight at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One and 3rd placed St Albans Ladies took full of Bishops Stortford Ladies defeat having lost to them just last Sunday to win big at home this Sunday against 4th placed Sherrardswood Ladies. The visitors took an early lead Laura Cousins on 6 minutes, however that was as good as it got for Sherrardswood. Ellie Lovelock scoring the equaliser midway through the 1st half. Sophie Monahan made it 2-1 before half-time. In the 2nd half St Albans went goal crazy, Kayla Johnson grabbing a goal 3 minutes after the restart. Monahan with her 2nd of the game plus an own goal put the home side 4-1 up. Johnson netting a 2nd goal in the 68th minute. Katherine Hutton joined the goalscorers on 77 minutes. Megan Samuel, Suzanne Read and Monahan completing her hat-trick all scoring in the final 10 minutes. Hutton had time for one more goal in injury to to seal an 11-1 win and climb back into 2nd in the table.

  Garston Ladies also took advantage of Bishops Stortford’s loss to move above them in the table into 3rd spot. Were playing away on Sunday against 2nd bottom side Hitchin Town Ladies Jane Hales, Bobbi Rhodes, Lucy Zecchin and Kelly Kirwan all finding the back of the net plus an own goal sealing the 3 points with a 5-0 win.

  8 league games in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One without a single point on the board bottom side Letchworth Garden City Eagles caused something of an upset 2 weekends ago beating the league leaders Sandy Ladies at home 3-0 to record their 1st win of the season, now like a bus two come along at once as they win at home for the 2nd successive league game to move level on points with Hitchin Town Ladies. Taking on Houghton Athletic Ladies Tayla Murray’s brace was enough to win the 3 points with a 2-1 result, Holly Thomson scoring for Houghton Athletic. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Remains as tight at the top as ever in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two with the top 5 still separated by just 2 points. An ever changing picture the league has a new leader this week with Watton Ladies going top after inflicting a heavy defeat on previous leaders Hitchin Belles. Having gone top of the table themselves a depleted squad suffered defeat last weekend at home to Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets, were short on numbers again as they travelled to play Watton Ladies. The home side taking full advantage to lead 6-0 at half-time going on to get the 3 points with a 8-1 win, Francesca Smithers scoring 4 goals to move onto 25 for the season. Chloe Jones with 17 goals to her name so far this season also grabbing a goal with Beth Willing, Gemma Penny and Kirsty Richardson on the scoresheet. Emma Wells with the consolation goal for Hitchin Belles. Watton go top level on points with Hitchin Belles however Watton have 3 games in hand.

Panshanger Ladies move back up into 3rd spot a point behind the leading pair with an away win against bottom side Evergreen Ladies on Sunday. Ellie Burke giving the visitors the lead in the 1st half Chemise Huitson added another goal in the 2nd half to secure a 2-0 win but not before both sides had a player red carded late on.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Two matches in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three at the weekend. 2nd placed Evergreen Eagles winning away from home to close the gap on leaders Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues to 3 points. Were taking on Wheathamsted Ladies who scored twice in the game captain Sophia Pidgeon with both the goals. Samantha Takis netting twice for Evergreen, an own goal the decider the 3-2 win for Evergreen giving them the 3 points.

3rd placed Potter Bar United Ladies also won away from home at the weekend a single goal from Janiece Allen seeing the 3 points won at Shefford Town & Campton Ladies.

Finally and sadly it appears the leagues in the East have lost another side this season with Hatfield Town Ladies in Beds & Herts Division Three showing in the table with 0’s all the way. The 18th side to disappear from the regions leagues this season very concerning and I’m getting tired of reporting it. Hope everyone at Hatfield stays involved in the game in some format.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 29/01/17

The Round-Up

Beds & Herts – Sunday 29th January

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

St Albans Ladies scored 4 goals in the 2nd successive game this weekend to see them climb up into 2nd place in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division One table. Following on from last Sunday’s 4-0 home win over Hitchin Town Ladies, St Albans were again at home this Sunday taking on Sharnbrook WFC.  Caroline Hughes, St Albans Ladies captain scored her 1st ever goal for the club. Suzanne Reid also scoring to give the home side a 2-0 lead at the break. Both sides scoring 2 goals in the 2nd have with Megan Samuel and Sophie Monahan on target for St Albans. Claire Smith with both the strikes for Sharnbrook WFC. 4-2 the final score.

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

Sharnbrook WFC have reached the semi-finals of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup where they will face last season’s beaten finalists, Offley & Stopsley Women after they over came another Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side at the weekend after the tie had been postponed twice. The ERWFL Division One side travelling to play Houghton Athletic Ladies. The lower league side holding Offley & Stopsley to 0-0 at half-time the visitors scored 10 minutes into the 2nd half Nicola Hollick with the goal. The win secured right at the death with Giselle Randell scoring in the 90th minute to see Offley & Stopsley into the semi-finals with a 2-0 win.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 Two matches in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two and Hitchin Belles are celebrating back to back wins in the league having climbed from 6th to 2nd last weekend take over at the top of the table with an away win against Evergreen Ladies, who you may have forgotten about as they haven’t played a league game since November 20th last year. The match at Evergreen the sides contesting a goalless 1st half, Shannon Page and Charis Wakefield both scored for Hitchin Belles in the 2nd half to see them win 2-0 and go 2 points clear at the top of the table.

  In the other game in Division Two, Watton Ladies also climb up the league table with an away win against Garston Ladies FC 96. A hat-trick from Francesca Smithers taking her goals tally to 20 for the season, plus a goal each for Samantha Edgar and Chloe Jones seeing Watton to a 5-2 victory to move up to 3rd in the Division Two table. Hannah Burt and Holly Jury with the goals for Garston Ladies FC 96.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

No stopping Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues at the top of the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three as they won for the 8 successive match to make it 8 wins from 8 and maintain their 100% record since joining the league this season. Were at home taking on 2nd placed Evergreen Eagles plenty of goals in the game, Evergreen scoring 3 times through, Christine Brewer, Claire Hendry and Samantha Takis. However it wasn’t enough to take anything from the match with Woburn winning the 3 points scoring 5 times. Amy Gibbins netting for of the goals taking her to 14 for the season. Madison Drewett with the other goal that sees them go 12 points clear at the top of the league.

 In the other game in Division Three it was a big win away from home for Wheathamsted Ladies against bottom side Hatfield Town Ladies. Sophie Pidgeon scoring 4 goals in the game with Carly Orme, Libby Quinn and Jackie Sheridan also putting the ball into the back of the net to see Wheathamsted win 7-0 climb up into 5th place in the table with their 2nd win of the season.

The Round-Up – 22/01/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd January

  For the 2nd week on a row it’s a shortened edition of The Round-Up featuring all the women’s football in the East on Sunday. There were 29 postponements last Sunday with rain being a major factor, waterlogged, pitches. This time around it was the frost hitting large parts of the region that saw 40 matches postponed for the 2nd weekend in a row it was a wipe-out in the FAWPL Southern Division. The FAWPL South East Division One also lost all it’s fixtures although Luton Town Ladies v AFC Wimbledon Ladies did kick-off at 2pm the referee had concerns and with the score 0-0 at half-time the game was abandoned as conditions worsened. Likewise it was a total fixture loss in Norfolk on Sunday with just a game handful of matches in Beds & Herts, one game in Essex. Cambridgeshire further in land fairing the better saw more of a thaw allowing matches to be played.


  Two games beat the weather in the ERWFL both in the Premier Division. League leaders, Haringey Borough Women were playing their 1st game of year and the 1st since they sadly lost their manager Steve Browne who passed away over the new year after losing a long battle with cancer. An emotional day for the club. Suffolk side AFC Sudbury Ladies the visitors. Brooke Hills and Jessica Appeagyei with her 10th goal of the season scoring for Haringey Borough, the points shared on the day, Sophie Jeffrey scoring twice for AFC Sudbury to see them move above Writtle Ladies into 4th place in the Premier Division table.

  Plenty of goals on show in the other match in the ERWFL Premier Division this Sunday with Royston Town Ladies at home to Colchester Town Ladies. The visitors finding the back of the net for 4 goals in the match as they look to pull away from bottom side Histon Ladies, however it was the side immediately above them that hit back with 6 goals to win the match and record their 4th league win of the season. Samantha Tinsley is in blistering goal scoring form this season moving onto 27 goals with a hat-trick for Royston Town. Andrea Wright with a brace and Harriet Smith with the other Royston Town goals. Northern Ireland U19s international, Miagh Downey scored early in the game for Colchester with Kira Fitzpatrick and Nancy Butler with 2 goals scoring in the 2nd half for the visitors.


  Was League Cup quarter final weekend in Suffolk. 3 ties scheduled to be played with Walsham Le Willows having a bye through to the semi-finals following the withdrawal of Witnesham Wasps from the league. Ipswich Town Ladies Development saw their match away to Leiston St Margaret Ladies postponed and will try again next Sunday. Out of the League Cup are the current holders Brantham Athletic Ladies after they were beaten away from home on Sunday 2-0 by East Bergholt United.

  East Bergholt United will play Bacton United Ladies in the semi-finals of the League Cup after they won their quarter final tie away to Copleston Ladies 3-0 on Sunday. Scoring twice in the 1st half before sealing victory with a 3rd goal in the 2nd half, Lois Balfour, Gemma Howe and Francesca Rainbird with the goals for Bacton United.


  Cambridgeshire dominates this shortened edition of The Round-Up with the county fairing better than most with the cold weather. Two games in Premiership, and it continues to be a tit for tattle battle at the top of the league with Cambridge United WFC Reserves and Newmarket Town Ladies both hunting for the title. Level on 18 points at the top heading into the weekend Cambridge United WFC Reserves held the advantage on goal difference their match against local rivals Cambridge University Women was postponed however giving Newmarket Town Ladies a chance to return to the top of the table with a trip to Peterborough to play ICA Sports Ladies. The visitors going ahead through Abbie Marshall (pictures) in the 11th minute, Marshall added a 2nd goal 7 minutes later. Lorna Hart pulling a goal back for ICA Sports to see them trail 2-1 at half-time.

Newmarket Town Ladies extended their lead to 3-1 with Abbi Griffin putting the ball into the back of the net with 10 minutes of the 2nd half played. Amelia Deuchars recently signed by Newmarket scored her 1st goal for the club in the 72nd minutes. Hart with her 2nd of the match pulling a gal back for ICA Sports before Jordanne Sillitoe scored in the final minute to seal a 5-2 win for Newmarket to put them 3 points clear at the top of the Premiership once again.

  At the other end of the Premiership table it was a meeting between the bottom two with Park Ladies travelling to play Bourne Ladies both newly promoted to the league, both looking for their 1st win at the higher level. It was Park Ladies who were celebrating at the final whistle getting their 1st win in the Premiership following on from their cup victory last Sunday. Won the game 3-1 with goals from Chantelle Abraham, Erin Powell and Amy Newell who moves onto a dozen goals for the season so far.

 Two games were also played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North on Sunday with Wisbech Town Ladies earning a good point away to unbeaten Swineshead Institute Ladies on Sunday coming back from 1-0 down at half-time to draw 2-2 in the 2nd half. Chloe Gray ad Ellie Spendlow netting the goals for Swineshead Institute. Leah Hall and Polly Norman getting the goals in the 2nd half for Wisbech Town.

 In the other game in the Championship North, 5th placed, P&L Motors Diamonds ran out 9-0 winners at home against bottom side Thurlby Tigers.

   One game in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South with league leaders Cambridge City Ladies Development winning big away from home to move 7 points clear at the top of the table. Were taking on Riverside Rovers Reserves. Carla Penny bagged herself a double hat-trick in the game with Erin Walusimbi, Ellie Geoghan and Amy Ozakpinar with her 1st goal for the Development side all getting a goal a piece in a 9-0 win.

The action continues in Cambridgeshire with 4 ties from the 1st Round of the Women’s Invitation Cup getting played after being called off last Sunday. Cup holders Cambridge United WFC began the defence of the trophy away to March Town United Ladies. A tough test for the Cambridgeshire Championship North leaders taking on a side 4 leagues higher. Cambridge United putting out a strong starting XI proving too strong running out 12-0 winners, Evie Gallop (pictured) scoring her 1st hat-trick for the club. There was a brace each for Paige Logie and Laura Mills. With goals each for Laura Bright, Danielle Puddefoot, Lauren Gibson and Nicole Perschky with and own goal too.

Cambridgeshire Championship South side, Milton Ladies caused an upset in the 1st Round of the Invitation Cup knocking out EMWFL Division One South side, Riverside Rovers Ladies. The final score 3-2 to Milton at home, less of a surprise is their goal-scorer with Kirsty Lemmon-Sparkes netting all 3 of their goals to move onto 21 goals for the season so far. Milton Ladies with now be at home to Cambridge United WFC in the quarter-finals of the Invitation Cup.

  It took 2 goals in extra-time for Premiership side, Bar Hill Ladies to see off Fulbourn Bluebirds from the Championship South in the 1st Round of the Invitation Cup. The scores all level at 1-1 after 90 minutes Bar Hill went on to win 3-1 in the extra-time period with goals from Rebecca Covell and a brace for Holly Ingarfield. Holly Hayes with the goal for Fulbourn Bluebirds. Bar Hill Ladies will be away to ERWFL Premier Division side Histon Ladies after they were awarded a home win against Wisbech St Marys Ladies.

With 9 goals for their Development team already listed above, Cambridge City Ladies 1st team were in equally trigger happy form at home to Cambridge Rangers on Sunday in the 1st Round of the Invitation Cup the Championship South side taking on a side in form 2 leagues higher. Bella Simmons top scoring with 4 goals in the game, Sarah Mosley scoring a hat-trick. 2 goals each for Philippa Witherspoon and Charlotte Gillies too with a goal each for Amy Reed, Emma Littlewood, Bronte Rapley and Rachel Pearce in a 15-0 win will now be away to Park Ladies in the quarter finals after they beat Orton Rangers Ladies 12-0 last Sunday in the Invitation Cup.

ICA Sports will have to wait till this Sunday to see who they will face in the quarter finals of the Invitation Cup after Isleham United Ladies home game against St Ives Town was postponed for the 2nd weekend running.


Was meant to be a League Cup weekend in Essex however all but one game was lost the weather. In the game that was played Essex Women’s Division One side, Harlow Town Ladies Reserves beat Premier Division side, Alresford Colne Rangers 3-1. The rest will try again this coming Sunday.

Hutton Ladies & C&K Basildon Ladies along with Lawford Ladies & Writtle Ladies both saw their Essex Women’s County Cup quarter finals lined up with the victors of the former at home to the winners of the latter in the semi-finals. BiIlericay Town Ladies will be at home to Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies 

Beds & Herts

 Two quarter finals in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup that were postponed last Sunday fared better this time around as two more sides booked their spot in the semi-finals. Was a clash between two local rivals both level on points in the ERWFL Premier Division in 2nd and 3rd place in the table meeting in the County Cup, Bedford Ladies taking on AFC Dunstable Ladies. Natasha Fensome scoring twice for Bedford the see them advance into the last 4 of the competition where they have been drawn away to cup holders Luton Town Ladies.

 Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side, Sharnbrook WFC are also through to the semi-finals of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup with a 3-0 away win a Division Three side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues. Gemma Franklin putting Sharnbrook into an early lead 1st half with Charlotte Mullins and Claire Smith both scoring goals in the 2nd half. Sharnbrook will now be at home in the semi-finals playing either Houghton Athletic Ladies or Offley & Stopsley Women whose match was postponed again this weekend.

  Just the one game beat the weather in the Beds & Herts Women’s Football leagues this Sunday but it was a significant result for Hitchin Belles on Division Two after they beat bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets 4-1 to leap from 6th in the table to 2nd to move to within a point of table toppers Flitwick Ladies with a game in hand. A brace for Shannon Page taking her goals scored tally to 20 for the season for Hitchin Belles with Charis Wakefield and Amy Jack also getting a goal each in a 4-1 win. Lauren Revell with the goal in the 1st half for Woburn & Wavendon. 

The Round-Up – 15/01/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th January.

   A slightly different edition of The Round-Up this week, with just the one to post, falling back to last season’s format which I will bring into play on a weekend such as the one we’ve just had, no surprise going to happen this time of year. A wet start to the weekend, cold too, with rain all day across much of the country on Sunday their were going to be postponements across the East in all 29 games were called off!

  It was a wipe-out in the FAWPL & Suffolk, with just one game surviving in the ERWFL, however several sides from that league and the FAWPL were involved in their respective County Cup competition’s some of those falling to the weather too which will alter next weekends fixture list too. So some clubs will be in the County round-ups instead. Still plenty to bring you, 20 games did survive the weather alot of muddy kits to be washed, unfortunate if you got the job this week.

ERWFL Division One

 The one match played in the ERWFL this Sunday was from ERWFL Division One with Hertford Town Ladies making the long journey up to Suffolk to play Ipswich Wanderers Ladies. Payed each other last Sunday in the reverse figure Ipswich Wanderers returning home to Suffolk with all 3 points winning the game 4-3. At home both Danielle Lynch and Jess Taylor-Allum scored for Ipswich Wanderers, however Hertford didn’t leave Suffolk empty handed, earning a point in a 2-2 draw.


A total of 6 matches were played in Norfolk at the weekend, the Norfolk Women’s County Cup had reached the quarter final stage. 3 of the 4 ties surviving the weather, Bohemians Ladies & holders Thorpe United will try again next Sunday after their game was called off. Plenty of goals scored in the other 3 quarter final games. 

Acle United Ladies are the highest league placed side in Norfolk in the competition competing in the ERWFL Premier Division. With the rain forecast and already playing catch up with their league fixtures took the decision early to switch the match to the 3G pitch at Flegg High School in Martham where they train during the week. King’s Lynn Town Ladies were their opponents playing two leagues below but in good form in Norfolk Women’s Division One in 2nd place unbeaten in the league since the opening weekend.

King’s Lynn were encouraged by a positive start and the game was played at a high tempo, the visitors with some good opportunities to take the lead, however it was Acle United with 2 quick fire goals as the 1st half approached the half hour mark that went ahead. New signing Megan Todd (pictured) was played through into the box coming in from the right sent her shot across the keeper into the back of the net to score on her debut. A minute later Acle doubled their lead, Kate Pasque nodding the ball in from a corner. King’s Lynn kept pressing for a goal, the 1st half into the last 5 minutes a pinpoint cross from Anna Larkins into the six yard box saw Jody Wells racing in force the ball into the back of the net. 3-0 was a harsh scoreline for King’s Lynn and heads were dropping but with the half drawing to a close they got it back to 3-1 the ball played up front, Oksana Imanalijeva turns taking the ball into the box firing home from the top of the six yard box. 

 The 2nd half starts just like the 1st half both sides on the attack, 20 minutes played and King’s Lynn are forced into a change as Taylor Sarchet is injured helped off the pitch with her ankle bandaged up. A 4-5 minute break in play. Acle go straight on the attack from the restart and score attacking down the right  Larkins plays the cross long to the far post Wells behind the gets call from Bryony Knights who arrives form the left side to turn the ball over the line to make it 4-1. King’s Lynn respond straight away captain Shelley Woods fouled in the area gets the penalty and scores. Moving into the latter stages of the match Acle are awarded a penalty after a drive into the box from Todd see’s her brought down, steps up to take it to score her score of the game. Time for one more goal at the death with Woods through beating the offside trap gets by the onrushing goalkeeper and lifts the ball over the back-tracking defence to score her 2nd of the match final score 5-3 This game was the featured match on the SWF Blog and the whole match report can be found below this post or by clicking on the link below

 Acle United Ladies 5-3 King’s Lynn Town Ladies

It was another high scoring win for the other ERWFL in the competition with Wymondham Town Ladies 2nd the the Division One table at home to Norfolk Women’s Division Two side Stalham Town Ladies on Sunday. Like the 1st quarter final a two league gap between the sides, Wymondham Town opened the scoring on 19 minutes Kayleigh Holloway with the goal. Chelsea Clarke with an assist for the 1st goal, put the ball into the back of the net herself to make it 2-0 in the 26th minute. Laura Wiseman seeing Wymondham Town into a 3-0 lead. Two goals within 2 minutes 17 minutes into the 2nd half from Alice Collins and Wiseman made it 5-0, Stalham Town pulled a goal back soon after before Holloway with her 2nd of the game and Clarke in the 90th minutes scored her 2nd to see Wymondham Town into the semi-finals.

 In the other quarter-final tie played on Sunday, 2nd Division side Briston Wanderers Ladies were leading at home against Division One side and last season’s beaten finalists, Aylsham FC  Ladies. The 2nd half saw the match tied at 2-2 going into the last 30 seconds Aylsham FC Ladies scoring the winning goal to win the game and advance to the semi-finals

  The draw for the semi-finals of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup was made on Monday the ties scheduled to be played Sunday 19th March with a 2pm kick off are as follows:-

 Acle United Ladies v Wymondham Town Ladies

Bohemians Ladies or Thorpe United Ladies v Aylsham FC Ladies

Three league games also took place at the weekend, one game in Norfolk Women’s Division One and a good result at home for Bungay Town Ladies taking on Brandon Town Ladies winning the game 4-0 to climb up from 6th to 4th spot their highest position this season starting 2017 well with 2 wins scoring 15 goals and 2 clean sheets.

  Two games in Norfolk Women’s Division Three and bottom side Cromer Town Ladies were put to the sword at home against league leaders Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves wracking up 15 goals without reply to open up a 4 point lead at the top of the table.

 In the other match in Division Three, 2nd placed East Coast Ladies were at home to Toftwood Ladies on Sunday the home side leading the game 3-0 at half-time. Toftwood staged a 2nd half comeback however to earn a share of the points the game ending in a 4-4. Jordan Duke scoring a hat-trick for East Coast Ladies with Rosie Cook also on target.


The fixture list was hit heavily in Cambridgeshire too disrupting the opening round of matches in this season’s Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup, with 5 of the 7 matches pushed back a week after being postponed.

A much needed win and moral boosting result for Premiership side Park Ladies in their 1st Round tie at home to Orton Rangers Ladies, bottom of the Championship South. Amy Newell scored a double hat-trick for Park, half of their goal scoring tally as they reached double figures, Kirstie Smith also netting a hat-trick. Ebony Bliss grabbing a brace with Erin Powell also getting a goal in a 12-0 victory.

Premiership side ICA Sports Ladies travelled to Championship North side, Wisbech Town Ladies on Sunday in the 1st Round of the Invitation Cup, goals from Carmen Herridge, Zoe Leddy and Megan Purnell saw the Peterborough based side edge the result 3-2 to reach the next round.

The top two in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership were in action on Sunday, league leaders, Newmarket Town Ladies away to Cambridge University Women who were playing just their 4th league game of the season. Goals from Taylor Lynn-Jones and Amanda Wainwright inside the opening 25 minutes put the home side into an early 2-0 lead. Cambridge University went on to win the game 3-1, with Eve Audoulos scoring the 3rd in the 80th minute, Nadine Basson with her 10th goal of the season scoring for Newmarket Town.

 Defeat for Newmarket Town saw 2nd placed Cambridge United WFC Reserves close the 3 point gap at the top of the table and lead the table on goal difference with a big away win against bottom side Bourne Ladies. A hat-trick from Lauren Gibson, along with a brace each for Ebony Rule and Carolyn Sarafian seeing the visitors take the 3 points with a 7-0 win.

It is sad I have to do this again but it’s another edition of The Round-Up that has to report the loss of another women’s side in the leagues across the East and this time it’s from the Cambridgeshire Championship North, Spalding United Ladies no longer listed in the league table, new this season have barely played any fixtures 3 league games, hoping their players find another club and that Spalding can host another women’s football side in the near future.

  Their was a game played in the Championship North at the weekend with Boston United Ladies picking up another good result away to P&L Motors Diamonds. 3 straight wins in league and cup for Boston United now lifts them up to 6th in the table. A brace each for Victoria Bradford and Stephanie Powell along with a goal each for Demi Barai, Charlie Green and Ella Marie Mcororey seeing Boston United win the match 7-2.

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

It was quarter final Sunday in the Bedfordshire Women’s League Cup too this weekend, however both it and the league programme was heavily affected by the weather with all but 2 matches surviving. 

In the quarter final that was played Cup holders Luton Town Ladies were away to Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets, who play 4 leagues below them in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two. The FAWPL South East Division One side were soon on the front foot taking the lead in the 4th minute, Lucy Webster with the goal, 2 minutes later the lead was doubled, Jodie Southbe on target. Amy Summerfield getting on the score sheet 6 minutes later to see Luton Town 3-0 inside the opening quarter hour. Erica Byron netting a goal in the 20th minute, 4-0 the advantage at half-time.

Now let up from Luton Town in the 2nd half a flurry of goals early on Jo Rutherford scoring from the penalty spot after Nicola Henman was brought down. Byron went on to score two quick fire goals to complete her hat-trick. Henman scoring to make it 8-0, with Rebecca Kane getting a goal to make it 9. Rutherford was fouled in the box herself, scored again from the penalty spot to bring up double figures. Lucy Tape scoring with 5 minutes left to see Luton Town reach the semi-finals with an 11-0 win.

The one match beating the weather in the Beds & Herts Women’s Football League was in Division One with St Albans Ladies at home playing Hitchin Town Ladies. St Albans climbing up to 4th in the Division One table with a 4-0 victory. Megan Samuels scoring a brace. Suzanne Ried and Holly Rossington also putting the ball into the back of the net.


In Essex it was also the quarter finals of the Women’s County Cup with 3 of the 4 scheduled to be played this Sunday with Hutton Ladies hosting holders C&K Basildon Ladies next Sunday. Lawford Ladies tie at home to Writtle Ladies fell victim to the weather this Sunday will try again next Sunday.

No weather issues at the Harlow Arena an all weather surface, Essex Women’s Premier Division leaders Harlow Ladies were hosting ERWFL Division One side Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies, a league between the sides it was a close contest both sides scoring in the game, 1-1 after 90 minutes the quarter final headed into extra-time, the visitors scoring the winning goal to book a place in the semi-finals, Georgia Fraser with both goals for Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies.

A local derby in the other quarter final in the Essex Women’s County Cup with Billericay Town Ladies hosting fellow ERWFL Premier Division side Brentwood Town Ladies. Goals from Paris Smith, Rosi Webb and Kirsty Knight saw Billericay Town through the the semi-finals the final score 3-1 with Emma Mackie getting Brentwood Town’s goal.

Two matches beat the weather in the Essex Women’s Premier Division on Sunday. With the leading pair involved in the County Cup it was an opportunity for 3rd placed Eastern Avenue to close the gap at the top. Were away to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Could only narrow the gap by a point as they were held to a 2-2, Jo Smeaton scoring both the goals for Beacon Hill Rovers.

Wickford Town Ladies recorded their 2nd league win of the season in the Premier Division on Sunday, beating Collier Row Tigers 2-1 at home to move up 2 places from 10th to 8th in the table.

Two league games also played in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday and just as in the Premier Division the top two weren’t in action giving Hatfield Peveral Ladies a chance to close the gap down to just 2 points on 2nd placed Frontiers Ladies if they could get a win away to Harlow Town Ladies Reserves. Got the 3 points courtesy of a 3-1 win.

4th placed Collier Row Athletic were beaten away from home on Sunday playing FC Clacton Ladies who edged them out with a 3-2 win that lifts them up 2 places in the table to move into 5th a point behind Collier Row Athletic.



The Round-Up Beds & Herts 20/11/16

The Round-Up

Beds & Herts – Sunday 20th November

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

sherrardswood-marris  Sherrardswood Ladies are the new leaders of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One moving above previous leaders Sandy Ladies who were in County Cup action this weekend on goal difference. At home this weekend Sherrardswood made it 5 straight league wins as they hosted bottom side Letchworth Garden City Eagles. Laura Cousins opeing the scoring on 7 minutes Laurie Marris (pictured) made it 2-0 10 minutes later, Cousins with her 2nd of the match on the half hour mark to see Sherrardswood 3 nil up at half-time. Marris added her 2nd of the game 2 minutes into the 2nd half with Victoria Little also on the scoresheet in a 5-0 win.

Bishops Stortford Ladies move up to 4th spot in the Division One table at the weekend with an away victory over St Albans Ladies, Natasha Coppin, Brogan McHale and Kathryn Stanley all on target in a 3-0 win. Like Sherrardswood and Sandy at the top of the table Bishops Stortford have lost just once in the league so far and have 2 games in hand on the leading pair.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 Postponements elsewhere in the league saw just the one match taking place in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday a big win at home for Hitchin Belles as they entertained fellow promoted side Evergreen Ladies. Shannon Page scoring 5 goals in the match. Ruth Fox, Amy Jack and Charis Wakefield all grabbing a goal each too in an 8-1 victory. Natalie Maher with the goal for Evergreen Ladies.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

History was made in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three on Sunday as Shefford Town & Campton Ladies won their 1st ever league match. Having had a difficult 1st season as a club had started this season with 2 draws and 2 losses equalling the previous seasons record. Put in a lot of work in pre-season preparing for there 2nd season and have the reward at last an away victory over Potters Bar United Ladies 3rd in the table in their debut season. A 2-0 win for Shefford Town & Campton, Karen Clark and Louise Grocott scoring the goals to win the club their 1st 3 points. 

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

Elsewhere it was the 2nd Round of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup 4 ties to be played to see who would join the big 4 of Luton Town Ladies, Bedford Ladies, AFC Dunstable Ladies and Offley & Stopsley Ladies in the quarter finals. Sharnbrook WFC from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One were already through after their opponents withdrew from the league before the season started.

 Also joining Sharnbrook WFC from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One in the quarter finals of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup are Houghton Athletic Ladies. Were away in the 2nd Round taking on Luton Town Ladies Development side. Goals from Ciara Craig and Emma Hawkes seeing them advance in the competition with a 2-0 win.

  Elsewhere there was a casualty from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One at the weekend with Sandy Ladies top of the league going into the game knocked out of the County Cup by Division Three opposition away to Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues top of Division Three. Both Casey Chapman and Molly Hughes scored a hat-trick with Madison Drewett also getting her name on the scoresheet with a goal in a 7-2 victory. Sandy Ladies goalscorers, Jade Anderson and Amber Williams.

  Both Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses sides are through to the quarter finals with the Clarets in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two putting their league woes behind them to advance in the County Cup away to Division Three side Crawley Green Ladies. Woburn were leading 2-0 at half-time thanks to a brace from Dominique Hull. Emma Payne doubling the lead early in thr 2nd half with 2 goals in 2 minutes to see Woburn lead 4-0, Crawley Green fought there way back into hte game Jessica McNamara with 2 goals to half the deficit, Woburn eventually winning 4-2 to reach the quarter finals.

The draw for the quarter finals has been made and the ties listed below are scheduled to e played Sunday 15th January.

Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets v Luton Town Ladies

Bedford Ladies v AFC Dunstable Ladies

Houghton Athletic Ladies v Offley & Stopsley Ladies

Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues v Sharnbrook WFC

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

  Two outstanding ties from the 2nd Round of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup were scheduled to be played this Sunday. Garston Ladies and Watford Ladies Development U19s (the cup holders) will have to try again this coming Sunday after their game was postponed. 

   Elsewhere FAWPL South East Division One side Stevenage Ladies advance through to the quarter finals after a home victory against Colney Heath Ladies from ERWFL Division One. Daniela Martucci scoring a hat-trick for Stevenage with a goal each for Bolu Fisher and captain Donna McGuigan seeing them through with a comfortable 5-0 win.

The Round-Up – Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire 16/10/16

The Round-Up

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire – Sunday 16th October

Across the two counties it was the 1st Round of their County Cup competitions this Sunday with just the one league match taking place.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

That game was in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One with Sharnbrook WFC hosting Hitchin Town Ladies. In 2nd going into the match Sharnbrook returned to the top of the table with a 3-1 victory Gemma Franklin scoring in the 1st half on 28 minutes. Rachel Jones getting Hitchin Town Ladies goals. Charlotte Mullins netted for Sharnbrook 8 minutes into the 2nd half to see them lead 2-1, Claire Smith adding the 3rd goal 6 minutes later to secure the 3 points.

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup 1st Round

 Their were 3 ties scheduled for the 1st Round of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup the rest receiving a bye into the 2nd Round. Woburn & Wavendon Lioness Blues were awarded the away win against Kempston Rovers Ladies to advance in the competition. The senior Woburn & Wavendon Lioness side, the Clarets are also into the 2nd Round following a 2-1 win at home to fellow Beds & Herts Division Two side Flitwick Ladies. Charlotte Demmon and Lara Billington with their goals in the 1st half on 23 and 28 minutes. Jess Coverdale on target for Flitwick.

In the other tie in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup it was an all Division Three clash between Shefford Town & Campton Ladies and Crawley Green Ladies this one going straight to penalties after the scores were level at 2-2 after 90 minutes. Jessica McNamara netting both goals for Crawley Green on he 10th and 44th minute. Lead 2-1 at half-time before Shefford Town came back to equalise in the 2nd half, Louise Grocott and Gemma Smith with their goals. Crawley Green Ladies went on to win the shoot-out 3-2 to reach the 2nd Round.

4 ties to be played in the 2nd Round of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup with holders Luton Town Ladies, AFC Dunstable Ladies, Bedford Ladies and Offley and Stopsley Ladies are receiving a bye to the quarter-finals the ties for the 2nd Round listed below to be played Sunday 20th November.

Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues v Sandy Ladies

Luton Town Development v Houghton Athletic Ladies

Sharnbrook WFC H-W Toddington Rovers Ladies (withdrawn from league)

Crawley Green Ladies v Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup 1st Round

A few ties in the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup weren’t played with sides advancing to the 2nd Round without kicking a ball due to sides withdrawing from the competition. Of the games that were played their were plenty of goals scored.

  Both Sophie Joseph and Holly Sheridan scored a hat-trick each for Colney Heath Ladies away from home on Sunday the ERWFL Division One side taking on Bedwell Rangers from Beds & Herts Division Three. There were braces too for 3 players with Molly Slade, Kelly Gunn Adrienne Milton all on target for Colney Heath in a 12-1 win.

  A similar story for Royston Town Ladies, the ERWFL Premier Division side at home on Sunday in the 1st Round of the County Cup playing Beds & Herts Division Two side Panshanger Ladies. Samantha Tinsley scoring a double hat-trick as Royston Town plundered 12 goals. Daniella Lewis also netted a hat-trick with Amy Cooper, Georgia Gannaway and Andrea Wright also putting the ball into the back of the net in a 12-1 win.

Beds & Herts Division One side Letchworth Garden City Ladies were hosting ERWFL Division One side, Stevenage Ladies Reserves on Sunday in the 1st Round. The visitors progressing to the 2nd Round with a comfortable 9-0 win. Katherine Calvert and Leah Littlechild both scoring a brace. Rebecca Day, Sherrie Evans, Jenny Hepton, Hannah Marshall and Rebecca Brooker also scoring.

Bishops Stortford Ladies of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One reach the 2nd Round of the County Cup beating Hitchin Belles of Division Two comfortably 8-0 at home. Brogan McHale with a hat-trick in the match, Lauren Maynard put the ball into the back of the net twice with Samantha Tant, Hannah Mead Mead and Kathryn Stanley all getting a goal.

Another Beds & Herts Division One side safely through to the 2nd Round of the County Cup are St Albans Ladies away on Sunday playing Division Two side Garston Ladies FC  96 both Suzanne Read and Ellie Lovelock scored a brace with Kayla Johnson and Sophie Lawrence scoring a goal apiece to win the tie 6-1. Jade Roberts with the goal for Garston 96.

Garston Ladies 1st team playing in Beds & Herts Division One are also through narrowly beating Hertford Town Ladies new Reserve side away from home, Kelly Kirwan and Bobbi Rhodes on target after they had Samantha Roads sent off. Emily Hook scoring Hertford Town Ladies Reserves goal.

Watford Ladies Youth have entered a number of their sides into this season’s Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup and one of these, Watford Youth U17s Hornets caused a cup upset knocking ERWFL Division One side Hoddesdon Town Ladies out of the competition winning the game away from home 6-2.

16 sides to contest the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup the ties listed below scheduled to be played Sunday 13th November.

   Watton Ladies v Watford Ladies U17/U18 Wasps

Watford Ladies U17s Hornets v Wheathamsted Ladies or Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies

Royston Town Ladies v St Albans Ladies

Garston Ladies v Watford Ladies U19 Development

Stevenage Ladies v Colney Heath Ladies

Potters Bar United Ladies v Bishops Stortford Ladies

Evergreen Ladies v Stevenage Ladies Reserves

Hatfield Town Ladies v Evergreen Eagles