Category Archives: Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

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. 

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 08/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th April

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

St Albans Ladies are the Champions! Winning the Beds & Herts Women’s Division One title with two games to spare as results went their way this Sunday to ensure no one could catch them at the top of the table. Unbeaten in the 12 matches played so far have been in front since the start of the season looking strong throughout. 

  An away trip to Garston Ladies this Sunday for St Albans Ladies, Suzanne Read scoring in the opening minute for the visitors her 10th of the season. Garston Ladies scoring twice, Read added her 2nd of the match in the 70th minute to see the sides take a share of the points. The 2-2 draw enough in the end for St Albans as Sherrardswood Ladies needed maximum points from their remaining fixtures to challenge suffering defeat St Albans can no longer be caught.

  Congratulation’s to St Albans Ladies on their title successive. Could yet be a league and cup double to with the League Cup Final against Northwood Ladies coming up on Sunday 13th May.

  A blow for Sherrardswood Ladies this Sunday as they played a double header with Houghton Athletic Ladies. Goals from Shakeela Hussain, Emily Wilson and Emily Peat seeing Houghton Athletic Ladies pick up the 3 points in the first game as the ran out 3-0 winners. Sherrardswood Ladies getting the better of Houghton Athletic in the 2nd game again 3 goals were scored early in the match all by Sherrardswood Laurie Marris and Laura Cousins putting the goals in the right end whilst an own goal gifted Houghton Athletic a goal. The 2-1 win lifting Sherrardswood above Northwood Ladies into 2nd place in the Division One table a point between them both with 2 games left face each other this coming Sunday.

  Also in Division One, Sharnbrook WFC were at home to bottom side Watton Ladies this Sunday. A comfortable 5-0 win for the hosts winning their 4th league match of the season had 5 different names on the scoresheet with, Victoria Boyde, Gemma Franklin, Mel Harradine, Charlie Mullins and Hoffi Pursey all getting a goal.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two the title is now within touching distance for leaders Garston Ladies 2nd XI. Open up an 8 point lead at the top after a good away win against 2nd placed Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires on Sunday. Holly Jury with 2 of their goals as Garston Ladies won the game 3-0. A blow for Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires own title ambitions still have a game in hand on Garston Ladies with 9 points still to play. Garston Ladies with an 8 point lead have 2 left play.

   Also in Division Two this Sunday, Letchworth Garden City Ladies picked up all 3 points away from home against Hitchin Belles. The 5th placed side scoring the only goal of the game. Alyce Williams the player putting the ball into the back of the net. Closes Letchworth up to the sides immediately above them and with 3 left to play a top 3 finish is most certainly on.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three the title is between leaders Bedford Ladies Development and 2nd placed Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies. Both ending the weekend on 30 points. Comfortable home wins for both. Bedford Ladies Development were hosting Evergreen Ladies who scored twice with Samantha Jackson on target for both goals. Katie Wisson netting her first goal for Bedford Ladies in the 1st half. Paige Abraham also getting a goal in the 1st half went on to score her hat-trick in the 2nd her 3rd goal in the 89th minute. A goal to for Sarah Ridley in the 70th minute too also her first for the side this season seeing Bedford Ladies win the game 5-2.

  Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies were hosting Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets on Sunday a 6-1 victory their 10th of the season. Level on points with Bedford Ladies, Wheathamstead Wanderers crucially have 2 games left to play whilst their title rivals have just one. 

The Round-Up – Bed & Herts 25/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th March

Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup

An extra-time winner for Northwood Ladies saw them reach the final of the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup in their debut season this Sunday and will face St Albans Ladies in the final on Sunday 13th May. A clash between the top two currently in Division One. Northwood were drawn away to the current league cup holders Houghton Athletic Ladies in the semi-finals. A goal from, Holly Thomson for Houghton Athletic and a goal for Northwood scored by Emma Steele saw the sides drawing 1-1 after 90 minutes were up the match heading into extra-time. The winning goal coming early in the 2nd period of extra play, Zamina Rahemtulla scoring the goal to send Northwood into the League Cup Final.

The Chris Renshaw Cup

Also semi-final time in The Chris Renshaw Cup this Sunday. Division One side Sherrardswood Ladies at home to Division Two high flyers, Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires. A 9 goal thriller between the sides saw the winner coming deep into extra-time. Laurie Marris scoring twice for Sherrardswood in the 1st half her 1st goal from the penalty spot the Division One side found themselves trailing 3-2 at half-time. Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires battling to keep their lead 2nd half, Marris found the back of the net for the 3rd time to complete her hat-trick with less than 10 minutes left to play 3-3 after the 90 the game heading into extra-time. Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires retook the lead early in the extra period but again Sherrardswood came back Victoria Little making it 4-4 the game looking to be heading for penalties, Sherrardswood scored again at the death, Manjinder Atwal with the winning goal to put the Division One side through the the final. A crushing end to the match for Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires their goal scorers, Chemise Huitson, Ellie Burke and April Spang with a brace.

In the other semi-final in The Chris Renshaw Cup, it was an all Division Two clash with Hitchin Town Ladies hosting Letchworth Garden City Eagles. The visitors holding the advantage at half-time Letchworth leading 1-0. Hitchin Town coming straight back into the match with the equaliser 2 minutes after the restart, Emma Chaffey with the goal. On 63 minutes Letchworth got back into the lead and this time kept Hitchin Town from scoring again to win the match 2-1 and reach the final against Sherrardswood Ladies, again scheduled for Sunday 13th May, Tayla Murray and Simone Leah Straughn scoring the Letchworth goals.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Two matches in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this Sunday. Leaders St Albans Ladies are almost their are now just 1 win away from becoming league champions, on 29 points only 3rd placed Sherrardswood who can yet reach 31 points can catch them. A league and cup double very much in the sights for St Albans they were away to Flitwick Ladies this weekend. Goals from Sophie Lawrence, Katie Grehan and Suzanne Read seeing St Albans to a 3-0 half-time lead. Read netting her 2nd of the match early in the 2nd half to make it 4-0, Kerry Twigg also getting in on the scoring to extend the lead further, Flitwick pulling a goal back with 15 minutes left, Zoe Jayne Barber on target. St Albans winning 5-1.

  A huge win at home for Garston Ladies on Sunday against bottom side Watton Ladies saw them move up to 4th in the Division One table. Both Jane Hales and Emma Trill getting 5 goals each in the game. Bobbi Rhodes also grabbing herself a brace with a goal each for Kelly Spencer and Katie Sills in a 14-0 win.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

One match in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday, 3rd placed Royston Town Ladies Development coming out on top in an 8 goal contest at home to Evergreen Eagles to move level on points with 2nd placed Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires. Jazmin Racher scoring a hat-trick for Royston Town, Samantha Takis netting a hat-trick for Evergreen Eagles. Goals from Harriet Smith and Paige Rolfe seeing Royston Town claim all 3 points with a 5-3 victory.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

 Two games in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three on Sunday. 3rd placed Welwyn Pegasus Azures were away to Bedwell Rangers Ladies. Janiece Allen once again in fine goal scoring form as she claimed a 1st half hat-trick before going to add a further two goals in the 2nd half to take her onto 25 for the season. Sophie Clarke also scoring in the 1st half for Welwyn Pegasus Azures with Tulin Rufaioglu getting a brace in the 2nd half. Georgia Miller scoring late in the match for Bedwell Rangers. 8-1 the final score Welwyn Pegasus Azures playing the 2nd half with 10 players too after Chantel Joseph was red carded late in the 1st half.

Evergreen Ladies remain hot on Welwyn Pegasus Azures heels in 4th place in the Division Three table the gap 3 points with a game in hand as they won away to Shefford Town & Campton Ladies this Sunday. Bianca Contonicola and Samantha Jackson with the goals as Evergreen recorded a 2-0 win.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 11/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th March

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

 The first Cup Final played in the East this Sunday the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup at The County Ground, Letchworth. Women’s Football East was there too to watch Stevenage Ladies the current holders playing in their 4th successive county cup final looking to retain the trophy for the first time up against Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies who had reached the final of the competition for the 1st time. 

  Two leagues between the sides Stevenage Ladies playing in the FAWPL South East Division One starting the game well and opened the scoring in the 16th minute Amy Makewell sending a low drive from outside the box into the bottom corner of the net. Found nearly the same spot again soon after to make it 2-0 before midfielder Chloe Gunn broke forwards to make it 3-0 then added another herself from a well taken free-kick 25 yards from goal.

  Introduced late in the 1st half substitute Ashleigh Deacon scored a quickfire brace to extend Stevenage’s lead before Makewell when on to complete her hat-trick. Leah Littlechild receiving the ball from Nicole Emmings to score Stevenage’s 8th goal to successfully retain the County Cup for the 1st time.

  The link to the full match report on the website can be found below:- 

Cup Final Report – Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup Winners – Stevenage Ladies

Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup

 The first of the semi-final of this years Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup took place this Sunday with St Albans Ladies leading Division one at home to fellow league side Sharnbrook WFC. A great start for the hosts going 2-0 up inside the opening 15 minutes with Michaela Johnson and Katie Grehan on target. Sharnbrook pulling a goal back, St Albans extending their lead on the half hour with a goal from Sophie Lawrence. Their lead at half-time 4-1 with Nicola Dark scoring late in the 1st half.

  Sharnbrook getting it back to 4-2 early in the 2nd half. Eleanor Lovelock restoring St Albans 3 goal lead in the 57th minute. Into the final 10 minutes Ellen Slater running through to score St Albans 6th goal. Sharnbrook adding another goal at the death, time for St Albans to reply, Grehan with her 2nd of the game in stoppage time. 7-3 the final score as St Albans celebrate reaching this season’s League Cup Final the double on!

 Houghton Athletic Ladies the current holders of the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup meet Northwood Ladies at home this coming Sunday in the 2nd semi-final.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

 Two matches in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this Sunday. 3rd placed Sherrardswood Ladies close the gap to 2nd placed Northwood Ladies to just 2 points still with 2 games in hand as they secured all 3 points at home to Garston Ladies this Sunday. Goals in the 2nd half from Laurie Marris and Laura Cousins securing a 2-1 victory for the hosts.

   Houghton Athletic Ladies move up from 6th to 4th in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division One table with a 2-1 home win against Flitwick Ladies on Sunday. Scoring all 3 of the goals in the match and own goal cancelled out with goals for Shakeela Hussain and Eireann O’Donoghue her 1st goal for Houghton Athletic. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 One match played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two this Sunday. Leaders Garston Ladies 2nd XI were at home taking on Evergreen Eagles. Top scorer Lauren Berryman moved onto 21 goals for the season as she netted a brace in the match with Maxine Hotz also finding the back of the net in a 3-1 victory to move Garston into a 5 point lead at the top of the table. Amber Charlton scoring the goal for Evergreen Eagles.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

 One match also in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three with Evergreen Ladies at home to Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets. Both sides level on points on 13 in 5th and 4th respectfully going into the match. A brace from Natalie Maher enough to secure all 3 points for Evergreen Ladies in a 2-1 win that takes them 3 points clear into 4th spot in the table.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 25/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th February

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

St Albans Ladies maintained their 5 point lead at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One as they came out on top in a 7 goal thriller at home to Sharnbrook WFC on Sunday. Ellen Slater handing St Albans an early lead the hosts found themselves trailing by half-time as goals from Emily Clark and Charlie Mullins saw Sharnbrook into a 2-1 lead. A complete turn around in the 2nd half as Eleanor Lovelock scored the equalising goal to make it 2-2 a minute in. By the 52nd minute St Albans were leading 3-2 Kiran Reyat with the goal. Sharnbrook coming back to level it at 3-3 with 20 minutes left to play Gemma Franklin on target. The match was won in the last 10 minutes with Jessica Cavaree making it 4-3 to St Albans in the 83rd minute.

   Defeat for Sharnbrook coupled with a big win away from home sees Garston Ladies move above them into 4th place in the Division One table. Garston were away to Flitwick Ladies in Sunday. A brace for both Jane Hales and Lucy Zecchin helping Garston to a convincing result. Katie Sills, Caroline Tenebaum and Emma Trill also getting on the scoresheet an own goal seeing the final score 8-2 to Garston. Faye Moxon along with a penalty strike from Kierra Gabriel the goalscorers for Flitwick.

   Houghton Athletic Ladies won for the 3rd time this season away to bottom side Watton Ladies on Sunday to move right up behind the sides in mid-table and have games in hand on everybody too. Emily Wilson took her season’s tally to 20 with a brace against Watton. Shakeela Hussain and Rachel Spendelow also getting a goal each in a 4-0 win.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

A good weekend on the road for Garston Ladies as their 2nd XI returned to the top of Beds & Herts Division Two with a narrow away win against Hitchin Belles on Sunday. Over turning a 2-1 half-time deficit to win the match 3-2. Amy Jack and Katie White putting Hitchin Belles into the lead 1st half. A brace from Garston’s top scorers Lauren Berryman along with a goal for Maddie Gorton securing the 3 points for Garston.

   Also in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday Evergreen Eagles were away to bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues. A convincing result seeing Evergreen Eagles win for the 3rd time this season. Christie Brewer with a hat-trick with a goal each for Paige Lacey-Akers and Samantha Takis in a 5-0 victory. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

One match played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this Sunday. Evergreen Ladies at home to Bedwell Rangers Ladies. Goals from Natalie Maher and Rebecca Freeman helping Evergreen to a 2-1 win.

The Chris Renshaw Cup

Elsewhere across the Beds & Herts Women’s Football League this Sunday it was the quarter finals of The Chris Renshaw Cup. Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires reaching the last four without kicking a ball as they were awarded the home win against Shefford Town & Campton Ladies.

Hitchin Town Ladies are also through to the last four of The Chris Renshaw Cup after they won at home against Division Three side Bedford Ladies Development on Sunday. The visitors taking an early lead in the game however going 1-0 up inside 3 minutes. Chances for both sides followed in a busy opening to the game Hitchin Town awarded a penalty in the 9th minute Emma Chaffey stepping up to put the Division Two side level. Into the final 6 minutes of the 1st half and Hitchin Town got their noses in front Jessica McNamara putting the ball into the back of the net. 2-1 at half-time Chaffey scored from a corner to put Hitchin Town 3-1 up 10 minutes into the 2nd half. Midway through the 2nd half Hayley Watson was on hand to put the ball home from a rebound to secure a 4-1 win for Hitchin Town.

    Also into the last four of The Chris Renshaw Cup are Letchworth Garden City Eagles after they won away from home to Division Three side Welwyn Pegasus Azures on Sunday. Alyce Williams scoring a brace for Division Two Letchworth Natalie Moey and Tayla Murray were also on target for a goal each in a 4-0 win.

A trio of Division Two sides into the last four of The Chris Renshaw Cup they are joined by Division One side Sherrardswood Ladies after the overcame in form Division Three side, Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies away from home on Sunday in the quarter finals. Sherrardswood taking an early lead in the match Laurie Marris putting them 1-0 up inside the 1st minute. That was how the scored remained right up till the hour when Sherrardswood were given the opportunity to double their advantage from the penalty spot. Marris with the spot kick putting the ball past the keeper to make it 2-0 and see Sherrardswood into the semi-finals. 

The semi-final line-up for The Chris Renshaw Cup is as follows:-

Sherrardswood Ladies v Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires

Hitchin Town Ladies v Letchworth Garden City Eagles

The date for both semi-finals to be confirmed.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 18/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th February

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

 Semi-finals weekend in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup this Sunday. Luton Town Ladies dominating the competition in recent season’s were at home taking on local rivals AFC Dunstable Ladies. A league between the sides Luton Town had already knocked Dunstable out of the FA Women’s Cup earlier in the season 4-0 then it was much tighter this time around. 0-0 at the break Luton Town took the lead in the 2nd half Nicola Henman’s cross turned into the back of the opposition net for an own goal. 1-0 soon became 2-0 as Luton Town were awarded a penalty Zara Carroll stepping up to score from the spot. Samaira Khan pulling it back to 2-1 with 10 minutes left gave the visitors hope of getting back into the game, Luton Town held out to reach the final once again.

  Luton Town Ladies opponents in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup Final will be Bedford Ladies. The ERWFL Premier Division side coming out on top against Houghton Athletic Ladies from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One. Bedford progressing courtesy of a 4-0 win in the finish with 4 different names in the scoresheet with a goal, Olivia-Rose Cunningham, Carissa Kaczorowski, Eden Kibron and Zoe Molloy. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

A good weekend for Beds & Herts Women’s Division One leaders St Albans Ladies and that was without kicking a ball as their closest rivals 2nd placed Northwood Ladies lost for the 3rd time this season away to Garston Ladies who themselves won for just the 3rd time this season. The home side winning the match 3-2 thanks to a last minute free-kick. Garston winning the match despite Northwood scoring twice in the last 20 minutes through Danielle Taylor and Leanne Jones. 

  For the 2nd successive Sunday, Flitwick Ladies earned a point another good result away from home this time up against Sharnbrook WFC. The game finishing 0-0 to sides sharing the points Flitwick with 6 games left to play will look to build on their recent performances to try and get their 1st league win of the season. Sharnbrook remain in 4th place in the table have 5 left to play.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

New leaders in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two as, Welwyn Pegasus Ladies move into top spot ahead of Garston Ladies 2nd XI who saw their match at home at the weekend postponed. Welwyn Pegasus were at home to 3rd placed Royston Town Ladies Development who themselves could have gone top of the table with a win. A competitive tussle the sides sharing 10 goals between them. A hat-trick for Becky Shephard for Royston Town, along with a goal for Megan Evers, 4 goals weren’t enough however to take anything from the game as the hosts found the back of their net for 6 goals. Top scorer Chemise Huitson scoring 5 goals in the match to move onto 17 for the season. Georgina Harvey getting the other goal to ensure the 3 points were won. Remains very tight at the top of the Division Two table. 

  Hitchin Town Ladies moving right back up onto the tails of the top 3 as they won the Hitchin derby away to Hitchin Belles on Sunday. A close 1st half seeing the sides drawing 0-0 at the break it was Hitchin Belles who opening the scoring a minute into the 2nd half Katie White with the goal. On the hour Hitchin Town equalised, Emma Chaffey putting the ball home after a Jessica McNamara effort came back off the post. McNamara herself then scored to give the visitors the lead with 20 minutes left to play. Dani Friel extending the lead to 3-1 with a goal inside the last 10 minutes. Late hope for Hitchin Belles of rescuing a point a White struck again to reduce the deficit to 2-3 Hitchin Town holding on for the 3 points. Just 4 points between the top 4 in the table.

In 5th place in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two table Letchworth Garden City Eagles won for the 5th time this season away to bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues on Sunday. A 2-0 win seeing the 3 points go to the away side.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Also very tight at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three as Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies win their 3rd straight league match to move level on points with Bedford Ladies Development on Sunday, 4 wins if you include the cup. Wheathamstead were away to Evergreen Ladies, Sophia Pidgeon moving onto 32 goals for the season as she found the back of the net for 5 goals in a 6-1 victory. Mary Quest also a goal for the visitors her 1st for Wheathamstead. A first goal too for Bianca Contonicola for Evergreen Ladies.

   2 points dropped for leaders Bedford Ladies Development as they had to settle for a share of the points away to 4th placed Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets on Sunday. 0-0 at half-time, Bedford captain Jessica Bunnage scored early in the 2nd half to give the visitors the lead her 16th of the season. Charlotte Demmon equalising for Woburn & Wavendon midway through the half with her 7th goal of the season.

   Was also a draw between Shefford Town & Campton Ladies in 5th at home to bottom side Potters Bar United Ladies on Sunday. 2-2 the final score Mandy Morgan with both goals for Potters Bar United who are the first side this season to play out their league fixtures. A tough season some close defeats early on no points on the board ended strongly earning 5 of their 6 points in their last 3 matches a positive end to their season.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 11/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th February

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

 An exciting game to start the Beds & Herts Round-Up this week at the top of Division One. Leaders St Albans Ladies travelled to 3rd placed Sherrardswood Ladies on Sunday the home side getting off to a fantastic start going 1-0 in the 1st minute Jade Ryan scoring the goal. That was how it remained right up until the final minute of the 1st half went Eleanor Lovelock struck the ball into the back of the net to see the sides go in level. Terrible weather during the match Sherrardswood retook the lead 6 minutes into the 2nd half with Laurie Marris on target. Again St Albans came back to level the scores the lead lasting just 5 minutes before Kerry Twigg scored to make it 2-2. Sherrardswood going in front once more Manjinder Atwal making it 3-2 before Twigg netting her 2nd of the game pulled it back to 3-3. Into the last five minute and both sides found the back of their opponents goal to take home a point each in a 4-4 draw, Marris with her 2nd of the match Nicola Dark getting the goal for St Albans who remain 2 points clear at the top of the table still unbeaten in the league.

   2nd placed Northwood Ladies couldn’t capitalise on leaders St Albans draw as they too were held to a point away from home against Flitwick Ladies on Sunday. The weather poor right across the area Flitwick were a player short too. Kierra Gabriel scoring the goal. Emma Steele on target for Northwood. Just the 2nd point on the board for Flitwick who have struggled for numbers all season a good result up against the side placed 2nd in the league.

A big win away from home too for 5th placed Sharnbrook WFC on Sunday against bottom side Watton Ladies. Gemma Franklin setting the ball rolling in the 17th minute putting Sharnbrook into the lead. Charlie Mullins and Victoria Boyde both getting a goal midway through the 1st half to make it 3-0. Emma Butler adding a brace in the latter stages to see Sharnbrook leading 5-0 at half-time. The goals continued to come in regular intervals in the 2nd half Butler completing her hat-trick 3 minutes into the restart, Hoffi Pursey scoring a minute later 7-0 up Pursey scored another on 70 minutes. Butler adding another 2 goals to take her to 5 for the match, Pursey then completing her hat-trick. Franklin having started the goals wrapped it up with the final goal in a 12-0 win.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Division Two leaders Garston Ladies 2nd XI saw their game called off at the weekend. It was Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires who capitalised moving up from 3rd in the table into 2nd winning away to 5th placed Letchworth Garden City Eagles on Sunday, edging the result with a 2-1 win to claim all 3 points, Sophie Mandel and Mandy Mercer with their goals. Louise Mylles on target for Letchworth. The gap to the leaders just 2 points both have played 9.

   Royston Town Ladies Development could have drawn level on points with leaders Garston Ladies 2nd XI themselves with a win on Sunday. As it was they were trailing 3-1 at home to Hitchin Belles on Sunday. Keira How, Charlotte Peters and Gemma Smith getting the goals for Hitchin Belles. Royston came back in the 2nd half to score twice and see the points shared in a 3-3 draw, Abby Laughlin, Harriet Smith and Kelly Yarwood with their goals. Move onto 20 points but drop a place on goal difference to Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

2nd placed Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies move to within 2 points of leaders Bedford Ladies Development in Beds & Herts Division Three winning at home to 3rd place Welwyn Pegasus Azures on Sunday. Janiece Allen and Anya Fletchman Brown both on the scoresheet with a goal each for Welwyn Pegasus in each half, Wheathamstead Wanderers out scoring their opponents 5-2 to win the 3 points and they have a game in hand on the leaders.

   A 1st win of the season for bottom club Potters Bar United Ladies coming at last at the 13th attempt. Were away to 4th placed Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets on Sunday have been on the losing side to a narrow score a few times this season, at last the narrow scoreline went their way as they celebrated their 1st 3 point haul of the season with a 2-1 win, Lauren Englefield and Mandy Morgan with the goals. Charlotte Demmon scoring for Woburn & Wavendon in the 10th minute.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 04/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 4th February

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

Houghton Athletic Ladies are through to the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup semi-finals as they beat opponents Luton Town Ladies Development on Sunday the sides meeting again after the game was abandoned the weekend before due to a serious injury to Houghton Athletic’s Ciara Craig. Houghton Athletic had just the bare 11 available for the game. Shakeela Hussain scoring the only goal of the game to secure the win for the Beds & Herts Division One side. Houghton Athletic will be the underdogs away to ERWFL Premier Division side Bedford Ladies in the semi-final.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 Postponements across all three divisions with no games played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One at all. In Division Two 3 matches were played. League leaders Garston Ladies 2nd XI were on home turf on Sunday taking on Hitchin Belles. Despite 2 goals from Gemma Smith for Hitchin Belles, Garston won for the 7th time this season to maintain their 3 point lead at the top. A 3-2 win for the hosts, Lauren Berryman, Leah Crockett and Maddie Gorton scoring the goals.

 Royston Town Ladies Development and Hitchin Town Ladies met again for the 2nd weekend running the sides 3rd and 4th in the table enjoying another close high scoring match. Last Sunday, Hitchin Town came out on top winning 4-2. Conditions similar for both games a muddy surface it was Royston Town who celebrated the win this time around again 4-2 the final score. Sammy Tinsley grabbing a brace, with goals too for Grace Leslie and Amie Jones. Lifting Royston Town back up to 2nd in the Division Two table. Emma Chaffey and Jessica McNamara on target for Hitchin Town Ladies.

A big away win for Letchworth Garden City Eagles too on Sunday in Division Two away to bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues. the 5th placed side securing their 4th league win of the season, Natalie Moey scoring a hat-trick for the 2nd successive game for Letchworth. Tayla Murray also getting a brace along with a goal for Ellie Watson in a 6-2 win. Amy Gibbins and Sally Green scoring for Woburn & Wavendon.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

One game beat the weather in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three on Sunday 3rd placed Welwyn Pegasus Azures at home to bottom side Potters Bar United Ladies. The two sides sharing the points with a 2-2 draw. Senal Chapman and Janiece Allen on target for Welwyn Pegasus. A 2nd point on the board for Potters Bar with Lauren Englefield and Charlotte Caswell getting the goals.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 28/01/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th January

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

Semi-finals time in the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup, delayed a week due to the poor weather affecting the region last weekend. It was a repeat of last years final with Stevenage Ladies winners last season at home to Royston Town Ladies. A league between the sides FAWPL South East Division One side, Stevenage had the better of the 1st half but were unable to find the back of the net against their ERWFL Premier Division opponents. A goal early in the 2nd have set Stevenage on their way to victory, Ashleigh Deacon putting the ball into the back of the net, more chances followed before Stevenage doubled their lead, Leah Littlechild getting the goal. A penalty scored by Chloe Gunn sealing a 3-0 win and sending Stevenage into their 4th successive final the aim this year to try a successfully defend the trophy. 

Stevenage’s opponents in this season’s Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup final will be Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies reaching the final for the 1st time. The ERWFL Division One South side at home to Beds & Herts Women’s Division One leaders, St Albans Ladies in the semi-finals. St Albans 8 months unbeaten going into the match. Two goals from Natasha Crick with a goal each for Kristina O’Connell, Rosy Wodhams and Charley Handley seeing Hoddesdon win the game 5-2 to reach the final. Eleanor Lovelock and Jordan Williamson with the 2nd half strikes for St Albans. 

   The Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup Final will be played on the 11th March at the County Ground in Letchworth. Women’s Football East will be there.

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

 It was quarter finals weekend in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup competition again delayed due to the poor weather last weekend. Bedford Ladies already through due to Sandy Ladies folding earlier in the season that left 3 ties to be contested.

It was as far apart in the women’s football pyramid as you could get in one quarter final with Luton Town Ladies, Bedfordshire’s premier women’s side playing in FAWPL South East Division One and holders of the County Cup away to Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets on Sunday. Luton winning comfortably to progress, Natasha Fensome top scoring in the game with 5 goals. Nicola Henman netting a hat-trick, there was a brace each for Kim Farrow and Dionne Manning. Also getting a goal each in the game were, Lisa Nixon, Rachel Kosky, Jess McKay, Stephanie Gale and Zara Carroll the final score 17-0.

   Luton Town Ladies Development side were also in action in the quarter finals of the County Cup drawn away to Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side Houghton Athletic Ladies. Luton were leading the game 1-0 when the game was stopped due to a serious injury to Houghton’s Ciara Craig an ambulance called the game abandoned. Terrible news and Women’s Football East wishes Ciara all the best for a speedy and full recovery. The game rescheduled.

ERWFL Premier Division side AFC Dunstable Ladies were also taking on Beds & Herts Women’s Division One opponents in the quarter finals of the County Cup, Sharnbrook WFC the visitors to Creasey Park. Goals from Danielle Carty and Charlene Moreton securing a 2-0 win for Dunstable to send them through to the semi-finals.

The semi-final draw for the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup is as follows :-

Luton Town Ladies v ADC Dunstable Ladies

Bedford Ladies v Houghton Athletic Ladies or Luton Town Ladies Development

Both games scheduled to be played Sunday 18th Febraury.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

 One game played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this Sunday with 3rd placed Sherrardswood Ladies playing their 1st game of 2018 at home to bottom side Watton Ladies. Both Laurie Marris and Laura Cousins getting 2 goals each in the 1st half before going on to complete their hat-tricks in the 2nd. Manjinder Atwal also on target in the 2nd half with Sherrardswood running out 7-2 winners, moving them 5 points behind 2nd placed Northwood Ladies with 2 games in hand.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

It was 3rd v 4th in Beds & Herts Division Two on Sunday with Royston Town Ladies Reserves away to Hitchin Town Ladies. It was the hosts who opened the scoring Jessica McNamara putting them 1-0 on 11 minutes. Just past the half hour Royston came right back into the match equalising then going into the lead just 3 minutes later scoring from two free-kicks, Grace Leslie and Harriet Smith the scorers. Hitchin were quick to reply however the lead lasting just 4 minutes as Emma Chaffey got it back to 2-2. That the half-time score. One the hour Hitchin retook the lead Dani Friel scoring. The 3 points made safe 2 minutes from time Megan Franklin scoring from 30 yards to make it 4-2 the 3 points enough to move Hitchin above Royston into 3rd on goal difference.

 Evergreen Eagles also move up a place in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two table after winning at home on Sunday going above opponents Hitchin Belles into 6th. Samantha Takis putting Evergreen 1-0 on 20 minutes it was 2-0 2 minutes later Samantha Feeney getting the goal. Holly Williams making it 3-0 on the half hour. Abbey Williams extending the lead 20 minutes into the 2nd half. Takis scoring her 2nd of the game 20 minutes from time to seal a 5-0 victory.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

 In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, 2nd placed Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies cut the gap to leaders Bedford Ladies Development to 5 points with a comfortable home win on Sunday. Taking on Shefford Town & Campton Ladies the winning margin 6-0. Sophia Pidgeon scoring all 6 of Wheathamstead’s goals moving her on to 24 goals from 10 appearances. Wheathamstead in good form have 2 games in hand on the leaders.

  Also in action on Sunday in Division Three were the bottom two Bedwell Rangers Ladies looking to extend the gap from bottom side Potters Bar United Ladies. Holly Walker scoring in the 10th minute for Bedwell. Jessica Sullivan also getting a goal in the 1st half went on to complete her hat-trick in the 2nd half. Leah Tomlin and Faye Prout also getting a goal each with Bedwell winning the game 6-3 their 3rd win of the season moving them 8 points ahead of Potters Bar United, their goal scorers Carly Gilbey and Mandy Morgan who scored a brace.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 07/01/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 7th January

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

The semi-final line-up for this season’s Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup has now been settled after the final two quarter finals were played this Sunday. Holders Stevenage Ladies were drawn away to Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies in the competition progressed courtesy of a 3-0 win. Goals from Amy Makewell, Ellie Searle and captain Donna McGuigan securing victory.

In the all ERWFL quarter final tie between Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies and Colney Heath Ladies the game went all the way to penalties on Sunday. Rosy Wodhams giving Division One South side Hoddesdon the lead on 13 minutes, Charley Handley doubled the advantage as the game closed in on the half hour mark. Premier Division side Colney Heath mounted a comeback a 40 yard strike from Annie Hickey bringing it back to 2-1 then she scored a 2nd goal to bring it back to 2-2. The tie went into extra-time neither side could find a winning goal it was Hoddesdon who came out on top in the penalty shootout winning it 3-1 to reach the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup semi-finals. Royston Town Ladies and St Albans Ladies complete the last four.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

It was 1st v 2nd at the start of the year in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One with leaders St Albans Ladies travelling to 2nd placed Northwood Ladies plenty of goals in this game Michaela Johnson putting St Albans 1-0 up on 12 minutes, Northwood drew level 12 minutes later Emma Steele scoring to make it 1-1. 10 minutes before half-time St Albans retook the lead Chloe Reeves on target. At half-time the lead was 3-1 to St Albans with Eleanor Lovelock scoring in the 40th minute. Francessca Webster got it back to 3-2 for Northwood 15 minutes into the 2nd half before St Albans went on to extend their lead further Katie Graham and Suzanne Reed scoring to make it 5-2. Leanne Jones scoring in the last 5 minutes for Northwood to see the final score 5-3 to St Albans who are now 8 points clear at the top of the Division One table.

In the other match played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this Sunday, Garston Ladies started 2018 with a big win on the road away to bottom side Watton Ladies. Jane Hales scoring 5 goals to move her into double figures for the season. Emma Trill also netting a brace with a goal each for Lucy Zecchin and Katie Sills in a 9-2 win. Elizabeth Dowton and Chloe Jones scoring for Watton Ladies.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Garston Ladies 2nd XI continue to lead the way in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two winning at home to Letchworth Garden City Eagles on Sunday two goals from Charley Kelsey along with a strike from Holly Jury enough to edge the result 3-2 in their favour to see the 3 points won. Katie Smith and Shemika Holloway with her 1st goal of the season scoring for Letchworth.

 Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires have Garston Ladies 2nd XI in their sights as they won at the weekend to go 2nd 2 points behind the leaders in Division Two. Ending 2017 in good form with 3 straight league wins Welwyn carried that form into 2018 away to Evergreen Eagles. Chemise Huitson going into double figures with a brace to move onto 11 for the season along with a goal for April Spang seeing the visitors win the game 3-0.

   4th placed Hitchin Town Ladies move onto 13 points for the season 6 behind leaders Garston and well placed to challenge the top 3 in the table. Away to bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues this Sunday it was a close result goals from Bethany Lowe, Jessica McNamara and Hayley Watson enough to win the 3 points for Hitchin Town with a 3-2 win. Molly Churchill and Victoria Harold on target for Woburn & Wavendon.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

One match played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this Sunday and it was a big game between 1st and 2nd with Bedford Ladies Development 5 points clear at the top hosting Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies whose good form late in 2017 had propelled them up the table. 2nd half strikes from Cayleigh Jackson and captain Jessica Bunnage seeing Bedford Ladies win the game 2-1 to extend their lead to 8 points at the top of the league. Annya Hall netting the goal for Wheathamstead Wanderers.