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The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 13/10/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 13th October

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

The weather hitting the fixtures again in Cambridgeshire this weekend with half the scheduled games called off. One of those involving Premiership leaders Haverhill Rovers Ladies it was an opportunity for 2nd placed ICA Sports Ladies to retake the lead at the top of the table. A local derby were at home taking on Netherton United Ladies. ICA Sports finding themselves in trouble 4-0 down after just 15 minutes. A strong start from Netherton with Yasmin Green scoring a brace along wit a goal a piece for Katie Barber and Jenna Nairn. ICA Sports battling back well though to earn a point with goals scored by Hannah Murphy, Annie Posnett and the first of the season for Jessica Farchica and Sarah Rouse. ICA Sports with a strong youth section that saw 4 16-year-olds making their senior team debuts at the weekend as the club continues to build.

A first competitive league win of the season for Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds sees them rocket up the table to 5th in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership, have 6 points now in total awarded a home win too against Peterborough Northern Star Ladies Reserves dating back to the 15th September. Their first 3 point haul of the season won at home against St Ives Town Ladies Development on Sunday. Marie Stubbings continuing her great scoring form at the start of the season netting twice to take her tally to 9 so far for the season. Fulbourn running out 4-2 winners with two more players scoring, both their first of the season, Natalie Wells and Sharon Pinner. Arianna Andrade and Francesca Worrall getting the goals for St Ives Town.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship

 Cambridge Rangers Women open up a 3 point lead at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship as they extend their 100% winning start to the season to 4 matches. Away to newcomers Eaton Socon Ladies on Sunday. Top scorer Daniella Lewis scoring a brace to take her onto 7 goals for the season. Claire Kyndt also scoring along with Lauren Lock opening her account for the season from the penalty spot. Cambridge Rangers winning the contest 4-1. Cara Howell with her first goal of the season on target for Eaton Socon.

   Park Ladies are up to 4th spot in the Championship table winning at home on Sunday closing the gap to Pinchbeck United Ladies and Cardea Ladies who weren’t in action on Sunday to 2 points. 7 points collected from a possible 12 to date, Park’s 2nd league victory of the season coming against Newmarket Town Women Development. The visitors having just 10 players available would be forced to go down later in the game. Park winning the match 3-1. Francesca Piltsch finding the back of the net for er 3rd goal of the season, Darcey Howe celebrating her first Park goal along with Georgia Payne in her first appearance for the club. Emilee Drayton making her first start for Newmarket getting on the scoresheet for the visitors goal.

 Joining Park Ladies on 7 points up to 5th in the Championship table are newcomers Mildenhall Town Ladies. Recovering well from a heavy opening day defeat are now unbeaten in 3 including back to back wins. Their 2nd win of the season coming at home this Sunday paying Haverhill Rovers Ladies Development. Georgia-Louise Dargan opening the scoring in 21 minutes her first goal for the club. That the lead going into the half-time break. Annalise Brown doubled the hosts lead 10 minutes into the 2nd half. The 3 points made secure midway through the 2nd period with Megan Hodson on the scoresheet also celebrating her first Mildenhall goal.

   Has been an up and down start to the season for new side Cambourne United Women heavy back to back defeats to begin life in the Championship got their first league win under their belts 3 weekends ago to get their 1st points on the board. A heavy cup loss following last time out bounced back to record back to back victories away to fellow newcomers Swavesey Spartan Ladies this weekend. A close contest all the goals coming in the first half. Stacy Askew and Eleanor Hackshaw with her first goal of the season scoring for Swavesey, Goals from Emily Arnold. Heather, Helen Carder-Hall her first for Cambourne and Heather Williamson scoring a goal on her first appearance enough to see the visitors collect the 3 points.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 06/10/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 6th October

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

The weather affecting the fixtures across Cambridgeshire too this Sunday heavy rainfall half the games fall by the wayside with some very late call offs. 3 of the 4 scheduled games surviving in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership and it was a good result for Haverhill Rovers Ladies as they continue their excellent start to the season winning at home to previous leaders ICA Sports Ladies to go top of the table to keep up their 100% winning start. Haverhill Rovers hosting opening the scoring through a penalty scored by Kayleigh Steed. Kayleigh Steed scoring a brace in the match. Joeli Kirby heading in a Georgia England cross with England herself running through to shoot past the advancing keeper. 5-1 the winning score Clare Knibbs with the goal for ICA Sports who lose for the first time this season. 

   Leverington Sports Ladies up to 3rd in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership table with their 2nd win of the season away to Histon Ladies Reserves on Sunday. A brace from Chloe Stanborough seeing the visitors into a 2-0 lead, Sophie Swinden making it 3-0 on target from a 30 yard free-kick. Histon getting it back to 3-1 before half-time with Bethany Fisher getting the goal. Leverington (probably be December before I stop typing Wisbech) with a strong 2nd half to run out comfortable winners. Stanborough with a penalty to complete her hat-trick, Faye Kowalewsky making it 5-1 with her first of the season would go on to score a 2nd another for Swinden sandwiched in between 7-1 up a quickfire brace from Amy Newell sealing a 9-1 win.

March Town United Ladies at home to Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds this Sunday both playing just their 2nd league game of the season losing their opening fixtures ironically both against ICA Sports Ladies. In search of their first points of the campaign, it was March who were celebrating at the final whistle having secured their first win. Goals from Eleanor McLeish and captain Adele Munday giving march the 3 points.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

One game going the distance in the 1st Round of the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup this Sunday. Premiership side St Ives Town Ladies Development at home to Championship newcomers Cambourne United Women. Arianna Andrade marking her first appearance for St Ives with a 4 goal haul. Rebecca Baldry also celebrating her first goals for St Ives bagging a brace. Molly Berryman an Francesca Worrall getting their accounts opened with a goal each. Ellen Bullinaria with her first goal along with Ellie Jefferson making her first appearance. Jade Carpenter with a hat-trick seeing St Ives advance with a 13-0 win.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship

One game beating the weather in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship and it was a good result for Cardea Ladies keeping up their 100% winning start to the season making it 3 wins from 3 to join Cambridge Rangers Women and Pinchbeck United Ladies on 9 points at the top of the table. Cardea hosting new side Swavesey Spartans Ladies. Captain Laura Rudd firing Cardea into a 2nd minute lead going on to add another in the first period with a goal for Courtney Coles seeing the hosts leading 3-0 at the break. Nicola Anderson on target twice in the 2nd period securing a 5-0 win.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 29/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 29th September

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

 Cup action this weekend in Cambridgeshire from the first round of the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup, 3 of the scheduled 8 ties called off 5 games played. 

Ketton Ladies making the trip to Peterborough to play fellow Premiership side Netherton United Ladies. Katie Barber scoring her first of the season for Netherton on 6 minutes. A strong spell at the start of the 2nd half saw the hosts add a further 3 goals with Jenna Nairn on target just 2 minutes after the restart. Gemma Holloway then hitting a quickfire brace to claim her first goals of the season. Fran Kavanagh on target to score twice for Ketton, Barber wrapping up a 5-2 win for Netherton in stoppage time to see them through to the next round.

   Leverington Sports Ladies under their previous guise (Wisbech Town) reached the semi-finals of the League Cup last season were starting this cup campaign away to league newcomers Peterborough Northern Star Ladies. Victoria Vata opening the scoring with her first goal for Leverington the visitors soon 2-0 up Sophie Swinden with the strike. Have had more than their fair share of injuries in recent season lost Kaylie Swinden who is likely to be out for sometime suffering a cracked ankle and ruptured ligaments, wishing her all the best for a full and speedy recovery. Leverington pressing for more goals taking a 3-0 lead into the break with 16-year-old Savanna Plavecz scoring. The visitors continuing where they left off 1st half with both Plavecz and Swinden scoring again. Peterborough rallying to pull back two goals in quick succession through Georgia Clarke and Alexa Hunter. Amy Newell getting off the mark with her first of the season wrapping up a 6-2 win for Leverington.

Match action from PNS Ladies Reserves v Leverington Sports Ladies (photo credit PNS Ladies)

 Premiership side Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds were away in the League Cup 1st Round taking on Championship newcomers Newmarket Town Women Development. The bare 11 available for Newmarket, Fulbourn were at full strength keen to play having not done so since the beginning of the month were 4-0 up by half-time adding a further 2 in the 2nd period to safely progress. Marie Stubbings carrying a potent goals threat for Fulbourn getting her name on the scoresheet for 5 of their 6 goals with Katrina Cloherty scoring her first Fulbourn goal.

Two all Championship 1st Round ties in the League Cup, early leaders Cambridge Rangers Women away to Park Ladies. The pair meeting in the league already this season Cambridge Rangers winning comfortably at home 5-0. At Park this weekend they didn’t have it quite so easy as they edged their opponents out to reach the next round 3-2. Daniella Lewis, Claire Kyndt and Lauren Lock with her first goal of the season securing the win. Danielle Green and Francesca Piltsch with the goals in each half for Park.

  The tie between Championship newcomers Eaton Socon Ladies and Swavesey Spartans Ladies went all the way to penalties. Stacy Askew with a brace and a first goal of the season for Daisy Edwards-ainge seeing away side Swavesey holding a 3-1 lead at half-time. Eaton Socon coming back to score tie to level it up at 3-3 to send the game to penalties. Emily Whiteman with her 5th goal of the season, Jessica Bleakley  and Samantha Walker with her first of the campaign getting the goals for Eaton Socon. Swavesey coming out on top in the shootout taking it 3-2 to progress in the competition.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship

There were also two league games played this Sunday both in the Women’s Championship. Back to back wins seeing Isleham United Ladies climb the table were away to Cardea Ladies this weekend the hosts starting their season a fortnight ago recording a 9-5 home win against Haverhill Rovers Ladies Development. All the goals coming in the first half Courtney Coles and Anna Langa putting Cardea into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 15 minutes. Laura Todd getting it back to 2-1 5 minute before half-time. Cardea successfully defending their lead Isleham unable to find a levelling goal 2nd half the result seeing Cardea up to 4th in the Championship table.

  Mildenhall Town Ladies new to the league this season earning their first point away from home in a 3-3 draw with Park Ladies last weekend built on that result to win their 1st game this Sunday. Away from home once again taking on Haverhill Rovers Ladies Development. Kate Hayes with a goal in each half her first Mildenhall goals enough to see the points won, Abigail Wood with her first goal for Haverhill losing 4 at the start of the season another frustrating result.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 22/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd September

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

Five games played this Sunday in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership, first points of the season dropped by leaders ICA Sports Ladies sees the gap closed at the top to just a point. Very early days yet however with just a handful of games played in a 13 strong league a lot more football to be played.

Winning their opening 2 matches saw ICA Sports Ladies topping the Premiership table as they hosted newly promoted Ketton Ladies this Sunday. Ketton winning their debut game at this level 4-1 on the opening day back in league action having been involved in their county cup competition last weekend. A tough contest Ketton doing well to earn a point coming back to level the scores 3 times in the game which finished 3-3. Annie Posnett scoring a brace for ICA Sports her first of the season with Donna Nicholls also on target for a goal her 6th in 3 matches at the start of the season. Fran Kavanagh often amongst the goals for Ketton also netting a brace has 7 now from 3 played with Sascha Smith scoring her first of the campaign.

 Was a good opening day to the season for all 4 sides promoted from the Championship North and South last season with both Leverington Ladies and Haverhill Rovers Ladies winning their opening fixture meeting this weekend the pair looking to make it 2 wins from 2. Leverington of course the new name for Wisbech Town Ladies (Put that in because I typed Wisbech out of habit will try not to make that mistake too often as I get used to the new handle). Anyway hosting Leverington started the game well however it was Haverhill who would open the scoring against the run of play the ball fired home from a tight angle. Leverington responding straight away coming back to level the scores the ball crossed in volleyed in at the far post by Terri Ann Moeser for her first of the season. Leverington going on to take the lead, Savanna Plavecz finding the bottom corner for her first of the season. Haverhill’s turn to respond and scoring two quickfire goals held a 3-2 advantage at half-time. Needing to replace their goalkeeper in the 2nd period Leverington pushed hard for a reply striking both the crossbar and the post, Haverhill with a resilient performance to hold on to their lead, Leverington ended with 10 Polly Norman shown a red card, the hosts frustrated at the final whistle Haverhill collecting the 3 points an 2nd spot in the table their 100% in tact. Kayleigh Nolan captaining the side scoring her first two goals of the season a debut goal too for 16-year-old Georgia England.

Two wins from two now for Cambridge City Ladies new ‘A’ side as they climb up to 3rd in the Premiership table, a 3-2 away win against Netherton United Ladies last weekend they were at home to newly promoted St Ives Town Ladies Development this Sunday. A close fought game Cambridge with just the bare 11 a single goal enough to clinch the 3 points with Philippa Witherspoon scoring.

Netherton United Ladies getting off the mark at last having lost their opening two league games. On the road this weekend taking on Histon Ladies Reserves. Netherton off to a flyer scoring within the opening minute Emily Johnson played through to score. Histon reacted well getting straight back on level terms. Barely 4 minutes played and Netherton were leading again Johnson through again to score her 2nd of the game. Yasmin Green adding a 3rd goal for the visitors in the 19th minute. Johnson scoring to complete her hat-trick late in the first half had time for a 4th to see Netherton 5-1 up at half-time. Histon pulling it back to 5-2 within 10 minutes of the restart. Lissy Crutchfield bringing the ball out from the be striking from distance to beat the keeper and get her first of the season seeing Netherton leading 6-2 midway through the 2nd half. Histon kept going and got a 3rd goal. Netherton finishing strong with Green netting her 2nd of the game with 15 minutes left. Katie Cooper making it 8-3 with Johnson getting a 5th of the game in the 90th minute heading home to see Netherton win 9-3.

Peterborough Northern Star Ladies Reserves moving from the Northamptonshire Women’s County league were making their bow in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this weekend at home to another Peterborough based side Riverside Ladies. PNS Ladies Reserves getting off to a winning start. Kayla Dortch scoring a hat-trick in a 6-0 victory. There were goals too for Larissa Frederick, Georgia Clarke and Brandi Davies.

Peterborough Northern Star Ladies, Kayla Dortch

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship

It’s a lot busier in Cambridgeshire on the women’s football front than before not that I’m complaining with a much expanded league this season a 15 strong single division Championship looking exciting early on and seeing plenty of goals scored. A great start to the season for Cambridge Rangers Women bringing last season’s momentum into the new league making it 3 wins from 3 at the beginning of the campaign, used to a Sunday morning kick-off were in action at 10:30am away to Newmarket Town Ladies new Development side. A strong first half seeing the visitors leading the game 3-0. Talia Irvine scoring in the 2nd half for Newmarket, Cambridge Rangers added a further two goals to collect the 3 points with a 5-1 result. Vanessa Martinez Ramos scoring a brace has 4 from 2 appearances for Cambridge Rangers. Daniella Lewis with a goal too also has 4 from 3 played. With Hoi Yee Ng and Claire Kyndt scoring their first goals of the season.

Also making it 3 wins from 3 at the start of the season are Pinchbeck United Ladies. Looking good at the start of the season making new additions to their squad were at home to Burwell Tigers Ladies this Sunday. Leading 2-0 at half-time the hosts went on to score a further 4 goals in the 2nd period to win 6-0. Captain Chloe Gray scoring a brace their were goals too for Freya Peters and Courtney Walker. With China Smith and Natalie Hudson on target for their first goals.

Losing to Pinchbeck 3-0 on the opening day of the season Isleham United Ladies have responded well to win their next two league games to climb into 3rd spot in the Championship table. On the road this weekend were taking on new comers Swavesey Spartans Ladies. Meadow Wooldridge and Tegan Collier with her first of the season scoring for Swavesey. Poppy Green bagging a brace for Isleham to take her onto 5 goals for the season. Laura Todd with a goal too moving onto 7 from 3 played and Karren Overson with her first Isleham goal winning the 3 points, 4-2 the final score.

Deeping United Ladies also moving onto 6 points with their 2nd league win of the season. Losing 7-5 in a dramatic game with Eaton Socon Ladies last time out were at home again facing Hungate Rovers Ladies this weekend their opponents still looking for their first points of the season ran Deeping United close, a first goal of the season for Caroline Sutherland and a brace from Hannah Chapman a fantastic goal from a corner along with a penalty seeing her move onto 8 goals from just 3 played winning the game 3-2.

A first point of the season earned for Mildenhall Town Ladies this Sunday, the newcomers away to Park Ladies this Sunday and eventful first half between the sides seeing them drawing the game 3-3. A brace for Georgia Stimson along with a goal for Darcie Tegerdine for Park. Annalise Brown scoring the first ever Mildenhall goal, also on the scoresheet with their first goals for the club were Jasmine Luckett and Eloise Gookley. The sides battling out a goalless 2nd half to share the points.

A first win of the season coming this Sunday for newcomers Cambourne United Women away to Haverhill Rovers Ladies Development. Emily Arnold opening her account for Cambourne in the 6th minute had a 2nd goal 10 minutes later. A hat-trick completed with 12 minutes left to play. Abbie Cotton making her first start for Cambourne with a goal in the final 3 minutes to see the visitors win the match 4-2. Gemma Codling scoring both goals for Haverhill who you feel can’t be too far away from their first win of the season either.


The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 08/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th September

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

The Cambridgeshire Women’s football league got a whole load bigger over the summer as despite the number of league dropping the number of sides competing in them swells dramatically with 10 new names across a 13 strong Premiership (previously 8) and a single Championship boasting 15 sides (previously 12 across a Championship North & South).

  Peterborough Northern Star Ladies Reserves move from Northamptonshire to join the Premiership whilst Cambridge City Ladies have added a 3rd women’s side. 4 sides promoted, St Ives Town Ladies Development, Haverhill Rovers Ladies, Ketton Ladies and Leverington Ladies (previously Wisbech Town Ladies). Going to be a competitive league. 10 of the 13 sides in action on the opening weekend.

  Winning the Championship North last season, Ketton Ladies began their Premiership campaign with a trip to Histon Ladies Reserves. A strong season to clinch the title going all the way with Wisbech Town Ladies, Ketton got off to a great start scoring 4 goals with last seasons top scorer Fran Kavanagh opening this season with a brace. 47 goals for Kavanagh last season a potent attack with Claire Lawrenson who netted 27 goals. Lawrenson too getting her account opened with a goal along with one for Ellie Marson scoring her 1st for the club. Ketton winning 4-1. Histon’s goal scored by Amanda Binge.

  Just as in the Championship North it was a hotly fought title battle in the Championship South with St Ives Town Ladies Development pipping Haverhill Rovers Ladies to the title. Both making their Premiership bow this weekend the pair on the road. Haverhill Rovers taking on Cambridge City Ladies new ‘A’ team. Haverhill entering their 2nd season together looking to push on put in a good performance against Cambridge City’s youngsters. Last season’s top scorer Joeli Kirby opening her account for the season with a goal along with assistant manager Kayleigh Steed plus an own goal securing a 3-1 win.

  St Ives Ladies Development matched Haverhill Rovers score winning away to Riverside Ladies on the opening day. Losing heavily in the Women’s FA Cup, Riverside had a few more players available this weekend saw an improved performance, Gabija Pavlova scoring for the hosts, St Ives Town scoring 3 to win the game, Jade Carpenter with a brace along with a goal for Steph Ransome.

  A good opening weekend for all the promoted sides with Leverington Ladies completing a quartet of wins. At home were taking on Netherton United Ladies who look to have improved their squad over the summer. Leverington formerly Wisbech Town Ladies, still the @FenLadies also adding to their squad getting off to the better start hitting the crossbar before Sophie Swinden top scorer last season with 43 goals made it 1-0. A slender lead at half-time Netherton improved 2nd half getting back on level terms with Emily Johnson on target. The game could have gone either way at that point, Leverington retaking the lead with Swinden netting a 2nd goal, Netherton pushed from a reply the hosts holding firm to start the season with a win.

Two goals on the opening day for Leverington Sports Ladies, Sophie Swinden (photo credit Steve Hone)

  A dramatic match to end the Premiership games on the opening day as ICA Sports Ladies and Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds shared 11 goals between them! The visitors seeing last season’s top scorer Marie Stubbing start the season with a brace, so too Ebony Rule returning to the club. Krissie Taylor also on the scoresheet. Fulbourn scoring 5 goals it wasn’t enough to see them take anything from the game as they were undone at the other end for 6. Donna Nicholls scoring a hat-trick, their were goals to celebrate too for Carmen Herridge, Danielle King and Clare Knibbs.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship

With the clubs arguing for it the Championship becomes one single league this season to be contested by 15 sides with 8 new sides joining the league, Isleham United Youth Ladies, Newmarket Town Women Development, Deeping United Ladies, Swavesey Spartans Ladies, Eaton Socon Ladies, Cambourne United Women, Haverhill Rovers Ladies Development and Mildenhall Town Ladies. Sad to lose Wisbech St Mary Ladies who were struggling badly towards the end of the season. 

On the whole though it was a good opening weekend for the more established clubs some of whom had a tough campaign last time out. The exception being Cambridge Rangers Women, having tough seasons in the past last campaign saw them on the tails of Haverhill Rovers Ladies and St Ives Town for a long spell before finishing 3rd in the Championship South. Began the new season with a trip to newly formed Mildenhall Town Ladies. Good to see the club forming a women’s team after hosting FAWNL side Cambridge Unite WFC for 3 seasons. The Championship a far cry from the FAWNL it proved to be a tough start for Mildenhall fielding the bare 11. Erika Balskute getting a hat-trick on the opening day for Cambridge Rangers. Vanessa Martinez Ramos scoring twice there were goals too for Daniella Lewis and Stephanie Rowan in an 8-0 win.

Cambridge Rangers top of the pile after the opening weekends results but only on alphabetical order as their 8-0 winning scoreline was matched by Park Ladies. Tough going for Park in the Championship South last season the squad certainly got a lift to start the season as they hosted new side Cambourne United Women. Georgia Stimson netting a hat-trick for Park, there was a brace for Demi Newman with Sophie Fenner, Darcie Tegerdine and Francesca Piltsch all getting a goal apiece.

  Now I tend to only tag the winning sides in each edition of the Round-Up and it’s with delight I can tag Burwell Tigers Ladies at last as they start the season with victory. Enduring a tough couple of seasons in the Championship South the squad has kept together and were overjoyed to record an opening day victory on Sunday away to new side Eaton Socon Ladies. Admittedly in was a much closer scoreline than the previous two matches with goals from Megan Seabrook, Hannah Dewey and Eve Hedley sealing a 3-2 win, but victory and the 3 points doing wonders for the confidence.

Pinchbeck United Ladies have make some good additions to their squad over the summer and with signs they were improving showing towards the end of last season in the Championship North they got off to a winning start at home to Isleham United Ladies on Sunday in their opening fixture. Courtney Walker scoring a hat-trick to see the match won 3-0.

Better results elsewhere for the new sides joining the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship. Deeping United Ladies beginning the season with an away match against Haverhill Rovers Ladies Development regrouping after being forced to withdraw from the Suffolk Women’s Division last season. Deeping securing the 3 points courtesy of a 2-0 win with Hannah Chapman scoring both goals.

A winning start too for Swavesey Spartans Ladies as they edged the victory at home to Hungate Rovers Ladies on the opening day of the season. Goals from Meadow Wooldridge, Charlotte Frostick and Alexandra Herbert seeing the newcomers win the match 3-2.