Sunday 1st December
Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership
Getting tight at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership now with the gap closed on the leading pair Leverington Sports Ladies and Haverhill Rovers Ladies. The later seeing their game away to Riverside Ladies abandoned due to pitch conditions in the 2nd half, Haverhill were leading 3-1 at the time will wait to see the outcome.
Leverington were hosting Peterborough Northern Star Ladies Reserves on Sunday. The league leaders missing a couple of key players including top scorer Sophie Swinden through illness. Peterborough with a fast start taking the lead inside the opening 20 seconds, strong at the start were 2-0 up on 15. Leverington building coming back into the contest Chloe Stanborough picking the ball up 20 yards out driving in a shot off the post to bring it back to 2-1 had her 2nd of the game to bring it level at 2-2 before half-time. Peterborough having the better of the play early in the 2nd retaking the lead going to the score a 4th goal. Stanborough getting her hat-trick to pull it back to 4-3 but despite a strong finish Leverington were unable to find a 4th goal Peterborough winning 4-3 up to 4th in the table with their 4th win of the season now 3 points behind the leading pair. Ella Gavaghan scoring a brace with a goal each for Georgia Clarke and Ellie Spendelow.
St Ives Town Ladies Development losing narrowly to leaders Haverhill Rovers Ladies last time out bounced back this weekend away to Histon Ladies Reserves to climb up to 3rd in the Premiership table and close the gap to the top to just 2 points. A first St Ives goal for Poppy Lyons and one from Ruth Fox winning the 3 points as the visitors edged the scoreline 2-1. Sophie Lanham with the Histon goal.
A high scoring match between Cambridge University Women and visitors Ketton Ladies at the weekend the pair sharing 9 goals. An early kick-off Ketton edging the goals 5-4 to record back to back wins to climb briefly up to 4th in the Premiership table before the afternoon’s results saw them pushed back down to 6th usefully placed however after 6 games 5 points off the top.
March Town United Lades also on the move up the Premiership table after they too recorded back to back wins in the league this weekend away to Cambridge City Ladies A. Josie Turner scoring the opening goal before Eleanor McLeish went on to score a hat-trick to see the match won 4-1. March up to 8th in the table joining Cambridge on 9 points have games in hand on all above.
Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship
Cambridge Rangers Women keep on winning at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship keep 7 points clear of the rest with a 9th straight win at the start of the season their 100% record continuing away t new side Deeping United Ladies on Sunday. Their opponents however proving a tough nut to crack with a single goal enough in the end to keep their record intact. Top scorer Daniella Lewis with the vital goal her 13th so far this season.
Mildenhall Town Ladies also new to the league this season continuing their good start in 2nd are 5 points clear in 2nd spot after winning away from home this weekend were taking on Burwell Tigers Ladies who had just the 10 available. Did well to keep Mildenhall at bay until late in the 1st half a quick fire double from Rachel Barrett her first for the club and an 11th of the season for Katie Hayes seeing Mildenhall leading 2-0 at the break. Charlotte Nash with a 2nd half brace sealing a 4-1 victory for Mildenhall. Megan Seabrook-Mead with the goal for Burwell.
Pinchbeck United Ladies are matching leaders Cambridge Rangers 100% winning record so far this season albeit they have played just five games so far and have plenty in hand almost a month since their last league match were away to Eaton Socon Ladies who in that period had overhauled them in the league. A close scoreline Pinchbeck emerging victors taking the game 2-1 at the final whistle. Libby Friel making her first start scoring on her debut with Rebecca Navarette also scoring. Mollie Childerley with the Eaton Socon goal their 4 match winning streak coming to an end.
In contrast Newmarket Town Ladies Development extend their winning run to 4 matches in the league following a poor start, now well placed in mid-table were hosting Isleham United Ladies this weekend in the Championship. Talia Irvine scoring a brace with Jordanne Sillitoe scoring 4 goals to see the game won 6-1. A milestone for Sillitoe in her 2nd spell with Newmarket the first women to reach 50 goals for the club in just 36 games a talent, her first goal coming against Cambridge United Reserves back in 2015.