Category Archives: Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 28/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th October

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

One game played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this Sunday. Leaders, Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires away to the defending Champions, St Albans Ladies. Sophie Lawrence scoring in the 1st minute to put St Albans into the lead, Jessica McNamara scoring for the hosts in the 22nd minute. Janiece Allen making her first start for the Sapphires celebrating a hat-trick. Ellen Slater scoring for St Albans in the final 3 minutes to see the game end all square a point each, 3-3 the final score.

Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup

One outstanding tie from the 1st Round of the Beds & Herts Women’s Cup the much delayed fixtures between Division One sides, Garston Ladies 2nd XI and Northwood Ladies. Two goals in 5 minutes past the half hour for Emma Steele. The visitors going on to take control of the tie in the 2nd half with two more quick goals on the hour from Scarlett Keightley and Danielle Aken. Leanne Jones scoring a 5th for Northwood in the last five minutes to see them safely though to the 2nd Round. Charley Kelsey with the goal for Garston.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Hitchin Town Ladies move 4 points clear at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two. The league leaders at home playing Welwyn Pegasus Azures. Hitchin Town taking the lead inside 15 minutes with Louise Gash on target to score. Two goals from Kirsty Smith past the half hour seeing Hitchin go 3-0 in front, Welwyn Pegasus Azures responding well pulling it back to 3-1 straight away reduced the deficit to a single goal scoring from a corner in 1st half stoppage time. Hitchin Town defending their 3-2 lead going into the final 15 minutes, Gash held inside the box the hosts awarded a penalty, captain Emma Chaffey putting it away. Gash getting her 2nd of the game in the closing minutes to see Hitchin Town win 5-2.

   A 3rd win of the season sees Letchworth Garden City Eagles climbing the Division Two table up into 2nd spot after Sunday’s results. At home were playing Watton Ladies. Alyce Williams scoring a hat-trick. Emily Jamieson and Tayla Murray both scoring a goal, whilst there were 1st goals of the season for Alex Bush and Amy Atsma. Letchworth winning the game 7-1.

   A mid-table clash saw Evergreen Ladies hosting Bedford Ladies Development on Sunday in Division Two. Rebecca Freeman with her 6th goal of the season putting Evergreen into the lead. A last gasp equaliser rescuing a point for Bedford Ladies Development, Sarah Ridley on target with the goal late on to see the sides draw 1-1.

   A first league win of the season for Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies following promotion to Division Two. At home to Evergreen Eagles on Sunday. Wheathampstead had only scored twice in their previous 5 games. More than doubled that tally this weekend to get their 1st points on the board courtesy of a 3-0 win.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

  Langford Ladies are six points clear at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three after they won their 5th successive league game on Sunday. A big win too away to Buntingford Town Ladies. Another hat-trick for top scorer Amber Clark now has 14 goals to her name. Chloe Scott moves onto 9 goals for the season after adding another 2 goals for Langford. 4 more goalscorers too with Langford running out 9-0 winners, 1st goals of the season for Abigail Stock and Tabitha Brown with Rebecca Reeve and Danielle Vince also scoring.

  Looking to catch Langford at the top of the table are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies playing just their 3rd league game this Sunday have a 100% record at the start of the season, climb back into 2nd position with victory at home against Bedwell Rangers Ladies. Bex Cray with a hat-trick in the match has 8 goals now from 5 appearances. Zara Garrard and Rachael Mumford with a goal each in the game. Georgia Miller with both goals for Bedwell Rangers.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 21/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 21st October

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

County Cup weekend across the East this Sunday the competition beginning in both Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

  In Bedfordshire there were 3 ties taking place in the 1st Round of the competition. A good start to life in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three for Langford Ladies leading the way 5 points clear at the top of the table were drawn at home in the County Cup to play fellow league newcomers Kempston Rovers Ladies. A 6-1 win for Langford seeing them advance, Amber Clark finding the back of the net for all 6 of Langford’s goals. Chelsea Rose Jeffery scoring the goal for Kempston Rovers.

  Also making a good start to life in Division Three are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies, 3 wins from 3 played so far were looking to extend that run in the County Cup as they hosted Division Two side Bedford Ladies Development. Chloe Urbanowicz already had 8 goals to her name, added another 4 goals to that tally against Bedford. Zara Garrard also scoring along with Bex Cray in a comfortable 6-0 win.

  Another new side in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three also advancing in the County Cup at the weekend, AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves were away to Luton Town Ladies Development. Goals from Bianca Vassell, Madison Ashford and Holly Wilks with her 1st of the season securing a 3-1 win for Dunstable. 

 There will also be 3 ties played in the 2nd Round of the County Cup to join the sides receiving a bye through to the quarter finals, scheduled to be played Sunday 18th November the 3 ties are:-

Stotfold Juniors Ladies v AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves

Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses v Biggleswade United Ladies

AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies v Langford Ladies

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

8 ties played in the 1st Round of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup this season with a further 3 ties awarded home or away wins, Stevenage Ladies Reserves, Royston Town Ladies and Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies the sides benefiting all going through without kicking a ball.

  St Albans Ladies causing the upset of the 1st Round knocking out higher league opposition the Beds & Herts Women’s Division One Champions hosting ERWFL Division One side Hertford Town Ladies. Not much football yet for St Albans so far this season just 1 league game. Early goals from Sophie Lawrence and Nicola Dark putting St Albans 2-0 up inside 12 minutes. Jael Muzzi making it 3-0 on the half-hour. Michaela Johnson adding a 4th goal on the hour, before new signing Jessica McNamara made her mark scoring her 1st goals for St Albans a 4 minute hat-trick no less as St Albans ran out 7-0 winners.

  Another side knocking out higher league opponents in the 1st Round of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup were Division Three side Bedwell Rangers Ladies. Were hosting Division Two side Evergreen Eagles, a high scoring game the sides sharing 8 goals between them, 5 went to Bedwell securing the win, a brace from Jessica Sullivan along with goals for Leah Tomlin, Ellie Fennell.

 ERWFL Premier Division side Colney Heath Ladies got themselves back to winning ways with victory in the County Cup at the weekend. Away to Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two side Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies a local derby, goals from Lucy Hancock, Nicola Hollick, Sophie Gardner and Charlotte Grogan seeing the visitors progress with a 4-0 win.

   ERWFL Division One side, Bishops Stortford Ladies also progress in the County Cup victory in the 1st Round their 1st win of the season were hosting Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side Garston Ladies on Sunday. Goals from captain Brogan McHale and Poppy Kelly with her 1st goal of the season sealing a 2-1 result for Bishops Stortford.

   Two Garston Ladies sides do advance to the 2nd Round of the County Cup. Garston Ladies 2nd XI were hosting Letchworth Garden City Eagles. Like St Albans Ladies a lack of football for Garston’s 2nd XI this season just one league match and that over a month ago, dusted off the cobwebs to win the game 5-1 to progress, Ruby Jager scoring a hat-trick her 1st goals of the season whilst Lauren Berryman also opened her account for the season with a brace.

  Also in action in the 1st Round of the County Cup were Garston Ladies U18 side, hosting Division Three side Buntingford Town Ladies. 3 goals for the visitors, Garston’s youngsters trebling that tally up the other end to win the tie 9-3.

  Hitchin Belles were at home in the 1st Round of the County Cup played fellow Division Two side, Evergreen Ladies. A 9th minute goal from Keira How seeing Hitchin Belles leading 1-0 at half-time the win made secure in the final 20 minutes with Katie White and Amy Jack both on the scoresheet to make it 3-0.

   Also in the 1st Round of the County Cup it was an all Welwyn Pegasus affair with the Azures up against the Sapphires who are top to Division One. The Sapphires in good form proving the strong beating their Division Two club mates 9-0 on the day. Sophie Mandel with her 1st goals of the season and Katherine Calvert both getting a brace. Chemise Huitson, Mary Lisle and Danielle Aken also getting a goal each along with Georgina Harvey and Ellie Burke both finding the back of the net for the 1st time this season.

The draw for the 2nd Round of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup will see 8 ties being played. All scheduled for Sunday 18th November are listed below:-

Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies v Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires

Garston Ladies 2nd XI v Bedwell Rangers Ladies

Stevenage Ladies v Hitchin Belles

Royston Town Ladies v Bishops Stortford Ladies

Watford FC Ladies v Stevenage Ladies Reserves

St Albans Ladies v Colney Heath Ladies

Watford Ladies Development v Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies

Garston Ladies U18 v Sherrardswood Ladies

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

   There was one league match played on Sunday, in Beds & Herts Division One, Sharnbrook WFC hosting 2nd placed Houghton Athletic Ladies. A 2nd successive loss now for Houghton Athletic as they were beaten by Sharnbrook who in contrast record two successive wins to climb up into 3rd place in the table. A hat-trick from Claire Smith her 1st goals of the season. There were also 1st goals of the season for, Emily Clark and Jackie Dadd whilst Hoffi Pursey moved onto 5 goals for the season also on target in a 6-2 victory. Ciara Craig and Shakeela Hussain the goalscorers for Houghton Athletic.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 14/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 14th October

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

The wet weather across the region affected the Beds & Herts Women’s football schedule the most on Sunday with half of the scheduled 10 matches falling victim to the weather. That aw just 5 games taking place with there being significant results in all three divisions.

On game played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One, and that saw a new side take over at the top of the table. Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires the new name at the top of the league, a great start to the season following promotion last season. Were at home this Sunday playing Sherrardswood Ladies. Chemise Huitson hitting a brace for Welwyn with Patience Ndlovu scoring her 1st goal of the season securing a 3-1 victory, Welwyn’s 3rd win of the season taking them top on goal difference. Laurie Marris from the penalty spot scoring for Sherrardswood.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 Hitchin Town Ladies unbeaten start came to an end on Sunday as they were defeated at home to Letchworth Garden City Eagles who climb up to 4th in the Division Two table with their 2nd successive league win 3 overall with a cup game in between. Emily Jamieson with her 1st goal of the season with Tayla Murray also getting a goal to win the game 2-1 for the visitors. Emma Chaffey scoring for Hitchin Town who retain a 2 point lead at the top of Division Two.

  In the other game played in Division Two, Hitchin Belles won at home to climb up into 3rd position in the table. Were taking on Welwyn Pegasus Azures. A good first half seeing Hitchin leading the game 3-1 a 4th goal added in the 2nd half securing a 4-1 win. Charlotte Peters scoring a brace, there were goals to for Amy Jack and Bonnita Woodward her 1st goal for Hitchin Belles.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Langford Ladies open up a 5 point lead at the top of the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three table with a 4th straight league win on Sunday. Were at home up against Bedwell Rangers Ladies Amber Clark scoring a hat-trick moves onto 5 goals, with Chloe Scott moving onto 6 goals so far this season hitting a brace in a 5-1 win. Chloe Jones scoring Bedwell Rangers goal.

   Buntingford Town Ladies are off the bottom of the Division Three table as they won for the 1st time on Sunday in their 3rd competitve match since forming. Were at home playing Kempston Rovers Ladies also without a point and new to the league this season. 3-1 to Buntingford Town come the final whistle the winning goals scored by Jacqueline Stott, Becky Lewis and Katie Grehan. Shelby Brookes scoring for Kempston Rovers.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 30/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 30th September

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Houghton Athletic Ladies had started the season brilliantly winning all of their opening league matches to sit top of Division One. That record ended after they met the defending champions, St Albans Ladies who were at last getting their own league campaign underway. Chomping at the bit it seems as they hit Houghton Athletic for 7 to start with a comfortable win. Eleanor Lovelock and Ellen Slater both scoring twice. Opening game goals too for Michaela Johnson, Molly Slade and Sophie Lawrence in a 7-0 win. Houghton Athletic still 3 points clear at the top despite suffering their 1st defeat.

  Moving into 2nd spot in the Division One table are, Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies. A 2nd half comeback seeing them win for the 1st time last weekend were at home this Sunday playing Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires. The visitors scoring twice with Chemise Huitson netting both goals, there were braces too for Natasha McConville and Lizzie Richardson to see Hemel Hempstead Town win the game 4-2.

  Northwood Ladies secured their first 3 points of the season at home to bottom side Garston Ladies on Sunday in a close match Northwood edging the game 3-2. Goals from Leanne Jones, Emma Steele and Danielle Tyler securing the win despite a brace for Yasmin Sabri for Garston Ladies.

   Two losses to start their league campaign, Sherrardswood Ladies got their 1st win of the season in Division One at home to Sharnbrook WFC this Sunday. Rianna Rose scoring inside the opening 5 minutes, Melissa Wright getting a 2nd goal for Sherrardswood on 18 minutes. Enough to seal the win despite Charlie Mullins scoring a goal for Sharnbrook WFC. A 2-1 win for Sherrardswood.   

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

3 successive league wins to start their season Hitchin Town Ladies leading the way in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two. Saw their 100% winning start come to an end on Sunday away to Evergreen Eagles. Remain unbeaten however as the sides drew the game 2-2. Megan Franklin and Mandy Cain-Murnane getting the goals for Hitchin Town. Evergreen Eagles getting their first league point on the board coming against the league leaders.

   Royston Town Ladies Development in 2nd place also remain unbeaten at the start of the season were playing their 4th league match in Division Two at home to Evergreen Ladies on Sunday. Kierra Gabriel, Imogen Sole and Jazmin Racher getting the goals for Royston Town they were held to a 3-3 draw by 5th placed Evergreen.

  Watton Ladies climb up to 3rd place in the Division Town table bouncing back from last weekends 7-1 loss with victory at home against Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies this Sunday. A first half brace from Sian Owens seeing Watton seal a 2-1 victory over Wheathampstead to get the 3 points.

  Also winning in Division Two this Sunday were Letchworth Garden City Eagles getting off the mark in their 2nd league game after coming out on top away to Welwyn Pegasus Azures. A 3-0 win for Letchworth over the newly promoted side.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Two games in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this Sunday. Langford Ladies are the new leaders the new side with a 3rd successive league win to go top, getting the win against early leaders Biggleswade United Ladies. Amber Clark and Chloe Scott with the goals for Langford to secure the 3 points.

  Stotfold Juniors Ladies also new to the league this season climb into 2nd position in the Division Three table with a 4-1 home win over Kempston Rovers Ladies on Sunday bouncing back from last weekend defeat to Langford.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 23/09/18

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Sunday 23rd September

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Houghton Athletic Ladies press their advantage at the start of the season making it 3 wins from 3 to lead Beds & Herts Women’s Division One maintaining their 100% with victory on the road on Sunday up against Sherrardswood Ladies. A brace each for Shakeela Hussain and Emily Wilson seeing Houghton Athletic come away with a 4-2 win. 

  A great start to life in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One for newly promoted Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires building on their opening win of the campaign away to Garston Ladies last Sunday were on home soil for the first time coming out on top in a 7 goal thriller with Northwood Ladies to make it 2 wins from 2. Claire Cranfield with two of Northwood’s 3 goals. Goals from Sophie Mandel, Mary Lisle, Georgina Harvey and Katherine Calvert seeing Welwyn Pegasus win the game 4-3.

   Losing their opening fixture at home to Houghton Athletic Ladies last Sunday, Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies were in danger of suffering a 2nd successive defeat at the start of the season as they found themselves trailing 2-0 at half-time away to Sharnbrook WFC. The visitors though fought back in the 2nd period going on to win the game 3-2 with Natasha McConville netting all 3 goals.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

3 games played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday. It was another close result for Hitchin Town Ladies as they made it 3 wins from 3 at the start of the season to keep the lead in the table. Where at home taking on newly promoted Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies. Louise Gash scoring for the hosts in the opening minute Hitchin Town Ladies starting well creating chances Gash was injured by Wheathampstead’s goalkeeper in a dangerous collision that saw her booked and Gash taken to hospital given the all clear after being checked out. Hitchin Town regrouping 2nd half went on to double their lead with Emma Chaffey scoring the goal in the 53rd minute. Wheathampstead pulling it back to 2-1 on the hour Hitchin Town successful in defending their lead going on to claim the 3 points.

    A brace each for Samantha Edgar and Paige Rolfe along with a goal for Olivia Sole saw Royston Town Ladies Development continue their unbeaten start to the season on Sunday away to Bedford Ladies Development. 7 points fro their opening 3 league matches in Division Two, sees Royston Town go 2nd after a 5-2 win. Amy Butler with a goal on the hour and Eden Kibron scoring with 3 minutes left getting the goals for Bedford.

   Hitchin Belles win their 1st game of the season in Division Two on Sunday although opponents Watton Ladies were far from happy with the outcome. Were on the wrong end of a 7-1 defeat. Kate White scoring a hat-trick top scorer for Hitchin Belles in the match, Charlotte Peters claiming a brace with a goal each for Kiera How and Amy Jack.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

There were 3 matches too in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three on Sunday. Starting life in the division with a 12-1 victory AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies sat out last Sunday’s fixtures as Biggleswade United Ladies made it 2 wins from 2 to move to the top of the table a 10-0 success last time out. This Sunday Biggleswade United Ladies travelled to AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies the hosts finding the back of their opponents net for 4 goals to make it 2 wins out of 2 themselves and end Biggleswade United’s unbeaten start in the process. Zara Garrard, Taylor Kingston, Rachael Mumford and Chloe Urbanowicz with the goals.

  Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses have one side competing in the Beds & Herts Women’s League this season started with a 4-2 home win last Sunday. Were away to Bedwell Rangers this weekend. A goal for Chloe Jones in the 17th minute with Courtney Edwards adding a 2nd for Bedwell Ranger in the 77th minute it was Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses who would make it 2 wins from 2 come the final whistle as they edged the result 3-2. Georgie Payne and Laura Sephton getting on the scoresheet along with Amelia Glean converting from the penalty spot. 

 Is a 4 way tie at the top of the table in Division Three with Langford Ladies also moving onto 6 points winning for the 2nd time on Sunday, away to fellow league newcomers Stotfold Juniors Ladies. Another close result Langford coming out on top with the 3-2 victory. Rebecca Reeve scoring twice with Pearl Houghton also getting a goal.

 

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 16/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 16th September

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

A busy Sunday in the Beds & Herts Women’s Football League with 26 of the 28 teams in action. Houghton Athletic Ladies are the early pacesetters in Division One as they made it 2 wins from 2 at the start of their league campaign. Building an a 3-2 win over Northwood Ladies on the opening weekend were away this Sunday taking on league newcomers Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies. Stacey McConville scoring twice for the home side, Emily Wilson scoring a hat-trick for Houghton adding to her opening day brace. Emily Peat also with a goal on the opening day adding another to her tally as Houghton Athletic took the 3 points home with a 4-2 result.

   Sharnbrook WFC winning on the opening day were away to Northwood Ladies on Sunday the points shared the sides contesting a 1-1 draw, Northwood with their 1st point of the season scoring through Danielle Tyler. Emma Butler’s goal ensuring Sharnbrook stay unbeaten.

   Garston Ladies 2nd XI promoted to Division One having clinched the Division Two title last season began their campaign this Sunday away to Sherrardswood Ladies who were also kicking off for the first time this season. Was a winning start of Garston’s 2nd XI too winning thanks to a brace from Charley Kelsey and a goal for Leah Crocket 3-1 the final score.

   Also getting their season started on Sunday were newly promoted Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires away to Garston Ladies 1st team. Short on numbers Welwyn nevertheless started the season with a win scoring twice without reply to get life in the higher league up and running. Garston with two unwelcome defeats to start the season.

Defending Champions St Albans Ladies will finally begin their season this coming Sunday away to Garston Ladies 1st team.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Everyone is off the mark in Beds & Herts Division Two all the sides in action this Sunday. Hitchin Town Ladies top of the pile with 2 wins from 2 at the start of the season victory coming for the 2nd successive game courtesy of a single goal. Were playing the Hitchin derby this Sunday away to Hitchin Belles. Louise Gash’s goal the difference between the sides securing the win for Hitchin Town. 

 Promoted as Champions and Runners-Up in Division Three last season, Bedford Ladies Development and Wheathamstead Wanderers met this Sunday in Division Two, Bedford winning their opening league fixture remaining unbeaten whilst Wheathamstead earn a point from their opening league fixture with the sides drawing 0-0.

Another local derby on Sunday saw the two Evergreen clubs go toe to toe in Division Two, Evergreen Ladies promoted away to Evergreen Eagles. Goals from Rebecca Freeman and Amy Reynolds seeing Evergreen Ladies win for the 1st time this season Evergreen Eagles starting with defeat.

    Drawing their opening league match last Sunday 2-2 with Hitchin Belles, Royston Town Ladies Development were on their travels on Sunday taking on Letchworth Garden City Eagles. Goals for Kate Tempest and Amy Macklen for Letchworth as they kicked off their season not enough to take anything from the game as Royston edged the result winning 3-2 Megan Evers netting twice with Amie Jones also getting a goal.

   Relegated to Division Two Watton Ladies had started the season with a lost going down 4-2 to Bedford Ladies Development. Were at home to another promoted side this Sunday, Welwyn Pegasus Azures. Senal Chapman scoring for the visitors Watton scoring 3 goals to get their 1st win on the board for over a year. Grace Bickell with a brace with Elizabeth Downton also on target in the 3-1 win for Watton.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Biggleswade United Ladies have started the season well in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, built on a 2-0 opening day win away to Kempston Rovers Ladies with a big home win over Bedwell Rangers Ladies this Sunday. Biggleswade’s first home game they were in fine form in front of goal Leeanne Davison scoring a hat-trick, further goals coming from Georgina Fury, Sarah King, captain Vikki Ranson, Rebecca Fury and Tashai Simms in an 8 win. 10 goals without reply a perfect start for the former Shefford Town & Campton Ladies side.

   Both new to the league Stotfold Juniors Ladies and AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves began life with opening day wins, meeting this weekend they both remain unbeaten having to settle for a point each after playing out a 2-2 draw. Laura Brooker and Bianca Vassell scoring for Dunstable.

   Two more new sides met this Sunday for their 2nd league matches having lost on the opening day. Langford Ladies hosting Buntingford Town Ladies. Danielle Vince netting a hat-trick for Langford with further goals coming from Rebecca Reeve and a brace for Chloe Scott seeing the home side seal a 6-2 win. Kirsty Frampton and Leah Casali getting on the scoresheet for Buntingford Town.

   Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses are fielding just one women’s side this season began their campaign this Sunday at home taking on Kempston Rovers Ladies. A brace from Georgia Payne along with a goal each for Victoria Harold and Laura Johnson seeing Woburn start with victory in Division Three the final score 4-2, Meghan Dimmock and Anjali Ram getting the goals for Kempston Rovers. 

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 09/09/18

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Sunday 9th September

 The new season of county league football got underway across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire this Sunday with there once again being 3 divisions, an influx of new sides seeing those swell in number 28 teams in all with 9 in Division One including Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies as well as Garston Ladies 2nd XI and Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires both promoted. Division Two featuring 10 sides with Watton Ladies dropping down, Bedford Ladies Development, Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies, Welwyn Pegasus Azures and Evergreen Ladies all moving up a league. 6 new sides joining Division Three, 9 sides in all, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College LFC, AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves, Kempston Rovers Ladies, Stotfold Juniors Ladies, Langford Ladies and Buntingford Town Ladies the new names. As is Biggleswade United Ladies who were formerly Shefford Town & Compton Ladies. Woburn Lionesses having just the one side this season. Potters Bar United Ladies a late withdrawal from the league. 

9 matches taking place on the opening weekend all the action covered below.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

 Two matches taking place in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One on the opening day of the season and it was a great start to the season for Sharnbrook WFC as they started their season at home with victory over Garston Ladies 1st team. Emma Butler scoring twice in the game with Hoffi Pursey and Charlie Mullins also bagging themselves a goal in a 4-1 win.

   Houghton Athletic Ladies also began their league campaign with a home game against last season’s runners-up, Northwood Ladies. The visitors having just the 9 players available at the beginning of the season ran Houghton close nonetheless scoring twice in the match, Houghton coming out on top however clinching a 3-2 win courtesy of a brace from Emily Wilson last season’s top scorer with 24 goals along with an opening game goal for Emily Peat.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

  3 games to start the season in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday and it was a good start to the season for last season’s Division Three Champions, Bedford Ladies Development. Away to Watton Ladies on the opening day came home with a 4-2 win, Jessica Bunnage and Sarah Ridley getting the Bedford goals first half with Amy Butler and Katy Peters making it 4 in the 2nd half. Emma Carter and Gemma Bickell with the goals for Watton Ladies who will be hoping for a better season following last season’s difficult campaign in Division One. 

   Also starting their season with an opening day win are Hitchin Town Ladies, as they secured the win at home against Evergreen Ladies on Sunday. Not quite the way they would have wanted but it was the difference in a close contest, Evergreen unfortunately putting through their own net the goal the 1-0 result going Hitchin Town’s way.

   Elsewhere on the opening day in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two the points were shared between Royston Town Ladies Development and Hitchin Belles. Abby Laughlin and Megan Kaba both scoring a goal each for Royston they couldn’t capitalise allowing Hitchin Belles to get back into the game Shannon Page and Katie White sending the ball into the back of the net to earn the visitors a point in a 2-2 draw. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

A host of new names to kick-off the season in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three and it was a big win for one on the road against another on Sunday. A result Buntingford Town Ladies will want to get out of their system as they as they were soundly beaten at home against AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College LFC. Chloe Urbanowicz getting her season off to a flyer scoring a double hat-trick. Bex Cray also getting an opening game hat-trick. Zara Garrad striking twice with Katie Hay also scoring a goal in a 12-1 victory.

  Langford Ladies were also starting the season at home to another new face in the league with AFC Dunstable Ladies starting up a Reserves side. An encouraging start for the visitors as they picked up all 3 points with a win on the opening day, Maddison Ashford, Kerry Mulvihill-Reed and Bianca Vassell all pouncing for a goal each in a 3-0 win.

A new beginning for Shefford Town & Campton Ladies and with it they will be hoping for better fortunes as they become Biggleswade United Ladies. The new era starting with a win on the opening day away to Kempston Rovers Ladies new to the league. Leeanne Davison scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory for Biggleswade United.

   Another new side joining the league were also celebrating an opening day win on Sunday. Stotfold Juniors Ladies were at home taking on Bedwell Rangers Ladies, scoring twice it was enough to claim all 3 points in a 2-1 win. Rachel Jones scoring for Bedwell Rangers.

 

 

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 29/04/18

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Sunday 29th April

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

  This Sunday saw the final of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup being played at Biggleswade United FC. Holders Luton Town Ladies playing Bedford Ladies. It was Luton Town who opened the scoring going in front in the 20th minute Joanne Rutherford scoring. Luton didn’t build on their lead and were reduced to 10 players shortly before half-time with Rachel Kosky sent off.

   Bedford with the player advantage in the 2nd period levelled the scores up midway through the half Eden Kibron brought down inside the box she scored the resulting penalty. Carissa Kaczorowski putting Bedford into the lead. Kibron adding her 2nd of the game six minutes later to see Bedford go 3-1 up and win this season’s County Cup.

2017/18 Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup Winners , Bedford Ladies (photo credit Bedford Ladies)

 Congratulation’s to Bedford Ladies on their County Cup success.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

The final game the league for new Beds & Herts Women’s Division One Champions, St Albans Ladies finish the season unbeaten winning 11 of their 14 games the last against Sharnbrook WFC. Eleanor Lovelock challenging for top scorer getting a hat-trick to move onto 15 for the season. Ellen Slater and Michaela Johnson also getting a goal each in a 5-1 win. Hoffi Pursey scoring for Sharnbrook WFC.

   Garston Ladies with a 4-1 victory at home to Sherrardswood Ladies move above them to into 3rd position in the league with one game left to play a positive result at home to Flitwick Ladies seeing them secure the position.

  Houghton Athletic Ladies might yet nick 3rd spot in 5th are 3 points back on Garston with one game left to play. Did their goal difference a massive boost with a big win at home to bottom side Watton Ladies on Sunday. Holly Thomson scoring 4 goals in the match, Shakeela Hussain netting a hat-trick there was a brace for Emily Peat and a goal for Emily Wilson. With Ciara Craig returning to the side from injury also scoring a brace in a 12-1 win.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Garston Ladies 2nd XI got the points they needed to see them crowned Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two Champions on Sunday. A t home to Hitchin Town Ladies in 3rd a goal each for Lauren Berryman and Leah Crockett saw them win the match 2-0. 

The result means Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires who were waiting in the wings for a slip up are confirmed as Division Two runners-up with Hitchin Town finishing 3rd.

   Letchworth Garden City Eagles in 5th were playing their last league match of the season at home to Evergreen Eagles on Sunday a win would have seen them pinch 4th position from Royston Town Ladies Development, however they were held to a draw, Tayla Murray and Shemika Holloway scoring a goal each Evergreen Eagles responding in kind to see the match finish 2-2.

  Letchworth Garden City Eagles have a cup final to look forwards to taking on Sherrardswood Ladies for The Chris Renshaw Cup on Sunday May 13th at Kempston Rovers FC that match followed by the League Cup Final between St Albans Ladies & Northwood Ladies.

 

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 22/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd April

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Two matches played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One on Sunday. St Albans Ladies having already become league champions not in action. Northwood Ladies secured 2nd spot winning away from home on Sunday in their debut season. Against Sharnbrook WFC, Northwood were drawing 0-0 with the Bedfordshire side after the 1st half came on strong in the 2nd period. Danielle Taylor opening the scoring after 65 minutes. Emma Steele making it 2-0 with 15 minutes left on the clock her goal was soon followed by a goal from Leanne Jones, Scarlett Keightley also getting on the scoresheet in the final 10 minutes. A 4-0 win for Northwood in their final league game of the season. The League Cup Final against St Albans to come on the 13th May.

 It was 4th versus 5th in the league with Houghton Athletic Ladies hosting Garston Ladies in Division One on Sunday. Emily Wilson with a goal for Houghton Athletic it wasn’t enough to take anything from the game as Garston scored twice up the other end to claim all 3 points.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two the title battle is going all the way to the final fixtures with just 2 points between league leaders Garston Ladies and 2nd placed Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires. Both now on 13, Garston not in action this Sunday. Welwyn Pegasus were at home playing Hitchin Belles. Top scorer Chemise Huitson scoring 4 goals in the game to move her onto 23 for the season for Welwyn Pegasus. April Spang also on target with a brace her 16th & 17th goals of the season. Ellie Burke also getting a goal in a 7-0 victory. Welwyn Pegasus are at home in their final game on 6th May against Evergreen Eagles, Garston play the weekend before at home to Hitchin Town Ladies victory would ensure them the title.

Hitching Town Ladies are finishing the season strongly however as they move up into 3rd place in the Division Two table with a 3rd successive league win away to Evergreen Eagles this Sunday. Jessica McNamara scoring twice in the game the top scorers for Hitchin Town with 21 goals. Mandy Cain-Murnane getting the other goal in a 3-0 win.

Royston Town Ladies Development were at home playing their final game of the season on Sunday at home to Letchworth Garden City Eagles. The sides playing out a 1-1 draw Grace Leslie with the goal for Royston Town, Emily Jamieson for Letchworth who remain 2 points behind Royston Town in 5th spot with a game to play this Sunday at home to Evergreen Eagles.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Final league match of the season in Division Three for the top two Bedford Development Ladies and Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies both tied at the top on 30 points going into their last league games. Bedford having the advantage on goal difference having a tough one at home to 3rd placed Welwyn Pegasus Azures. Wheathamstead Wanderers away to Bedwell Rangers. 

  Janiece Allen is the main goal threat for Welwyn Pegasus Azures and so true it proved again this weekend for Bedford as despite scoring twice they suffered defeat for just the 2nd time this season with Allen netting another hat-trick to take her onto 30 for the season scoring in the 5th, 64th and 82nd minute. Bedford having lead for much of the season ending up in runners-up spot.

  That is because Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies got the vital 3 points at Bedwell Rangers Ladies to see them clinch the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three title, convincing winners too as they beat their opponents 9-2 to win the 3 points and finish top of the table. 

  Congratulation’s to Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies on their title success.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 15/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th April

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

 Newly crowned Beds & Herts Division One Champions, St Albans Ladies travelled to Houghton Athletic Ladies one of the few sides to take points off the unbeaten league leaders so far this season. Houghton Athletic taking the lead in the match with Emily Wilson scoring the goal. St Albans came back to level just before the break with Michaela Johnson on target with the goal. The Visitors going on to claim the win in the 2nd half with 20 minutes played Eleanor Lovelock found the back of the net for what would prove to be the winning goal. A 2-1 win one match left for St Albans in the league then the League Cup Final.

 St Albans opponents in the League Cup Final will be Northwood Ladies and they moved back into 2nd place in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division One with a big win away to then 2nd placed Sherrardswood Ladies. Goals from Leanne Jones and Aliyah Ahmed seeing Northwood leading 2-0 at half-time. Emma Steele put the visiting side 3-0 up midway through the 2nd half. Victoria Liebermann and Danielle Taylor adding further goals in the last 20 minutes to see Northwood clinch the 3 points with a 2-0 win. Both sides win one game left Northwood have a 2 point advantage now a win away to Sharnbrook WFC this coming Sunday will secure runners-up spot. 

 The bottom two met in the league in Division One this Sunday, Watton Ladies hosting Flitwick Ladies both promoted to the league last season have had a difficult campaign. Neither with a win, 3 draws for Flitwick they were celebrating a win at the final whistle. Goals from Kierra Gabriel, Jessica Pitts and Kelly Lee seeing Flitwick run out 3-1 winners. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two leaders Garston Ladies 2nd XI needed a win from either of their last two league matches to secure the title 8 points clear of 2nd placed Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires they travelled to play Hitchin Town Ladies this Sunday. The home side taking the lead 15 minutes into the match Jessica McNamara scoring the goal. McNamara making it 19 goals to her name for the season 10 minutes later as she doubled Hitchin Town’s lead. 2-0 up at half-time Garston pulled a goal back early in the second half with Lauren Berryman putting the ball into the goal for her 22nd of the season. Setting up a tense 2nd half Garston couldn’t find a levelling goal, Hitchin Town adding to their lead in the final minute Hayley Watson with the goal to see them win 3-1. The side meet in the reverse fixture in a fortnights time. 

  Good news for 2nd placed Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires as they record a big home win over bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues to close the gap to Garston to 5 points with a game in hand and over haul them on goal difference too. April Spang netting a hat-trick in the match, Sophie Mandel getting a brace their were goals too for Chemise Huitson, Patience Ndlovu, Milan Johnston, Georgina Harvey and Ellie Burke in a 10-2 win. Two home games left for Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires against Hitchin Belles and Evergreen Eagles. Georgie Payne and Sally Green scoring the goals for Woburn.

 5th placed Letchworth Garden City Eagles picked up all 3 points at home to 6th placed Evergreen Eagles on Sunday. Emily Jamieson netting twice with Natalie Moey scoring her 13th goal of the season in a 3-0 victory. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

 With a game in hand on league leaders Bedford Ladies Development in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, 2nd placed Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies came unstuck away to Shefford Town & Campton Ladies this Sunday losing the game 3-1 to leave both sides level on 30 points with one game left to play. Shefford Town & Campton playing their final fixture of the season ending on a high picking up a good win, Sarah King getting on the scoresheet for two goals. Leanne Davison also scoring a goal.

   Evergreen Ladies in 4th place in the table move level on points with 3rd placed Welwyn Pegasus Azures as they won at home against them this Sunday. Samantha Jackson with a hat-trick taking her onto 12 for the season. Natalie Maher also netting twice moving onto 10 for the season as Evergreen secured the 3 points with a 5-2 win. Welwyn Pegasus Azures goals coming from their top scorer Janiece Allen who has 27 goals now from 15 appearances. Both sides have 2 games left to play.