Category Archives: Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 13/01/19

Sunday 13th January

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

One league match played in Cambridgeshire this weekend in the Premiership, Histon Ladies Reserves climbing back up into 3rd in the table with a home win over March Town United Ladies on Sunday. The sides cancelling each other out at half-time with the scores drawn at 2-2. Louise Barbour and Emma Searle finding the back of the net for the visitors with Danielle Briggs and Anneka DeAth with her 1st goal of the season scoring for Histon. The winning goal coming in the 2nd half going the way of the hosts Kirsty Lemmon Sparks making just her 1st start of the season marking her return with a goal.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

Elsewhere in Cambridgeshire it was another round of matches from the group stage of the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup, final standings getting sorted those qualifying for the knock-out stage revealed.

In Group A, Premiership leaders ICA Sports Ladies are the current League Cup holders, top the group with 4 wins from 4 going into their final game at home to Ketton Ladies this Sunday. Their opponents with a 100% record in League and Cup at the top of the Championship North a challenge for both sides it was Ketton with the narrow advantage at half-time leading ICA Sports 2-1. The hosts coming back to level the scores at 2-2 in the 2nd period and see the sides share the points. ICA Sports advance to the knockout stages, Ketton too the point enough even though they still have a game to go.

That point for Ketton ended Netherton United Ladies hopes of reaching the knock-out stages, with two defeats in the competition group stage the best they could muster was 9 points, there final group match at home the Premiership side were up against Championship North side, Pinchbeck United Ladies on Sunday. Netherton comfortable winners won for the 3rd time in the group 4-0.

Wisbech Town Ladies and March Town United Ladies are set to finish in the top two in Group B. March with 4 wins from 4 awarded a home win against Spalding United Ladies who sadly folded early in the season. Wisbech Town Ladies were away facing their local derby rivals yet again this season Wisbech St Mary Ladies. A dogged battle between the sides 0-0 for a large portion of the match Wisbech Town eventually breaking the deadlock before going on to run out 4-0 winners. Sophie Swinden scoring twice with Chloe Stanborough and Chelsea King both grabbing a goal each. Wisbech Town finish with 12 points can’t be caught March with a game to play will top the group with a positive result.

Also in Group B it was a win to end their league cup campaign for Championship side Park Ladies, making the trip to face Championship North side, Hungate Rovers Ladies on Sunday. April Cooper and Ewelina Jerzak scoring a goal a piece for Hungate. Sherrie Martin was on target for a hat-trick for Park, the visitors winning the game 4-2 Danielle Green also on the scoresheet.

In Group C on Sunday, Cambridge City Ladies Development made it 4 wins from 4 in the League Cup with a convincing win over fellow Premiership side, Riverside Ladies. Freya Standing hitting a double along with top scorer Megan Tonks her brace putting her on 21 goals for the season. Ellie Cullum and Rachel Pearce also getting on the scoresheet with goal each in a 6-0 win that assures Cambridge City a place in the knockout stages with a game to play 3 points the difference them and St Ives Town Ladies Development.

The Championship South side winning at home to Cambridge Rangers Women on Sunday to move into 2nd spot in Group C on 9 points with Riverside Ladies who have played all their fixtures in the competition. Goals from Connie Liddiard and Kirsty Wicks seeing St Ives win the game 2-0 and almost certainly see them into the knockout stages baring a heavy defeat when they face Cambridge City.

In Group D all the sides have played out there fixtures with 3 sides level on 9 points, Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds awarded an away win over Isleham United leaving them in 3rd spot, above them are Cambridge University Women their fellow Premiership side beating group leaders Haverhill Rovers Ladies from the Championship South to claim 2nd spot with their 3rd win in the competition, Haverhill losing for the 1st time in the league Cup both advancing to the knockout stage. Were drawing 1-1 at half-time with Cambridge University getting the better of their opponents 2nd half to win 3-1. Amanda Wainwright and Lidiya Mykhaylechko with two of the goals for Cambridge University.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 06/01/19

Sunday 6th January

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

A handful of games to start the New Year in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Football Leagues. The League Cup competition starting with a group format this a season, 4 mini-leagues each side playing each other once the top two progressing to the quarter final knock-out stage. A combination of Premiership and Championship sides in each.

Two matches played on Sunday, in Group A, ICA Sports leading the Premiership were away to fellow league side and Peterborough rivals Netherton United Ladies. The visiting side looking to make it 4 wins from 4 to ensure a place in the knock-out stages of the competition they won last season ICA Sports were in a strong position at half-time holding a 3-0 lead over Netherton. The home side pulling a goal back in the 2nd period with Emily Johnson on target, ICA Sports however scored a further goal themselves to clinch a 4-1 victory. Lorna Hart netting twice with a goal each for Zoe Leddy and Sarah Rouse.

The other League Cup group match played on Sunday was in Group C, Riverside Ladies from the Premiership at home to St Ives Town Ladies Development both on 6 points going into the game a win for either putting them into a great position to progress to the knock-out stages. A high scoring game the two sides sharing 9 goals between them. St Ives with 3 it was Riverside who came out on top Annie Posnett scoring a hat-trick, Hannah Murphy and Caitlin Heagren also amongst the goals in a 6-3 win lifting Riverside into 2nd spot with 3 sides all tied on 9 points, Cambridge City Ladies Development top, Cambridge Rangers WFC 3rd.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

Two league games played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North on Sunday and it is a two horse race for the title between Ketton Ladies and Wisbech Town Ladies for the title, both with a 100% success rate in the league both with 6 wins now. Ketton Ladies top on goal difference were at home taking on Wisbech St Mary Ladies in 3rd position. Ketton starting 2019 as they finished 2018 winning comfortably to claim another 3 point haul. Fran Kavanagh scoring 4 goals for Ketton with Claire Lawrenson also on target with a brace in a 6-0 win.

Wisbech Town Ladies were also at home on Sunday taking on bottom side Pinchbeck United Ladies. Amy Newell scoring twice for Wisbech Town to see them leading 2-0 at half-time. Captain Faye Kowalewsky making it 3-0 in the 2nd half before Pinchbeck grabbed a reply Courtney Walker reducing the deficit. Sophie Swinden getting on the scoresheet fired Wisbech Town into a 4-1 lead, Walker was then again on target with a goal for Pinchbeck to bring it back to 4-2. Newell going on to complete a hat-trick securing a 5-2 win for Wisbech Town.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

One game in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship and it was a good result at home for Cambridge Rangers WFC to start 2019. Were hosting Park Ladies, Jenna Brown striking twice for the visitors, Cambridge Rangers hitting them for 4 up the other end to win the game 4-2 and clinch a 4th win of the season. A firm hold now on 3rd position in the table, are now within 3 points of 2nd placed St Ives Town Ladies Development who like them have a game in hand on leaders Haverhill Rovers Ladies, 6 points the gap 3 points further ahead.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

 Two games to end the year from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday. Leaders ICA Sports Ladies were away taking on 7th placed March Town United Ladies. A competitive first half saw the sides level at 2-2 going into the break. March coming out the stronger in the 2nd half scoring a further 3 goals that sees them leap up the table into 4th spot with a 5-3 win. Naomi McGarvie netting a brace, there were goals too for Emma Frost, Adele Munday and Georgia Brown.

   A 3rd defeat of the season now for ICA Sports Ladies they see their lead at the top of the Premiership cut to 3 points as Cambridge City Ladies Development return to wining ways in the league after losing for the 1st and only time at the start of the month. Were at home to bottom side Riverside ladies on Sunday. A 5-1 win in the finish securing the 3 points move onto 15 points 3 behind ICA Sports but with 3 games in hand. Yasmin Crow & Hannah Lock on the scoresheet for Cambridge City along with 3 players scoring their 1st goals, Ceri Flye, Rebecca Langthorne and Freya Standing making her 1st start too. Hannah Murphy with the goal for Riverside.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

   One outstanding quarter final from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior invitation Cup taking place this Sunday. An 11am kick-off with Premiership side, Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds hosting, Championship South side, Cambridge Rangers WFC. The higher placed league side proving the stronger in the finish despite ending the game with 10 players, Yasmine Upson amongst the goalscorers also shown a red card. Sharon Pinner, Amy Smith and Marie Stubbings all getting a goal too in a 4-0 win. Fulbourn will now face Burwell Tigers Ladies in the semi-finals.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

One group match from the League Cup taking place this weekend with Park Ladies away to Wisbech Town Ladies on Sunday in Group B. The game switched to 3G because of the bad weather. Park having just the 9 players available. Wisbech Town doing well in both the League & League Cup have alot of firepower in their squad and that proved too much for Park as they ran out 8-0 winners to climb up into 2nd spot in the Group B table with 9 points with one to play against Wisbech St Mary.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 02/12/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 2nd December

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

Two game in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday both involving the top two and seeing 8 goals scored. Leaders ICA Sports Ladies were at home to bottom side Riverside Ladies at the weekend a convincing win against their Peterborough rivals seeing them open up a 6 point lead at the top of the table. Jessica Farchina and Donna Nicholls both scoring twice in the game, their were goals to for Kylie Armstrong, Zoe Leddy and Megan Purnell in a 7-1 victory. Annie Posnett from the penalty spot scoring the goal for Riverside.

   2nd placed Cambridge City Ladies Development were playing their 1st game in over a month this Sunday a morning trip across the city to play Cambridge University Women. 4 wins from 4 to start the season for Cambridge City. Cambridge University with just the one defeat themselves had only played 3 league games themselves, the sides all square at 2-2 come the half-time whistle. Cambridge City going on to score once more in the 2nd half. Tasted defeat for the 1st time this season however as Cambridge University found the back of their opponents net for 3 further goals to win the game 5-3. Ellie Cullum, Anna Kanz and Megan Tonks scoring for Cambridge City. Amanda Wainwright, Ollie Linnea Gradin, Lidiya Mykhaylechko, Maria Pykala and Beatrice Wood getting the goals for Cambridge University. Now 6 and 9 points behind ICA Sports both have games in hand City 3 and University 4.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

Two games also in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North this Sunday. Leaders Ketton Ladies at home taking on bottom side Pinchbeck United Ladies, ran out comfortable winners maintaining their 100% winning start to the season 5 games now, the winning margin 7-0. Move 3 points clear at the top with 2nd placed Wisbech Town Ladies also having a 100% record.

   Cardea Ladies were hosting Hungate Rovers Ladies on Sunday in the league, a high scoring draw between the sides saw them take a point each from the game, Danielle King getting a goal along with a brace for captain Laura Rudd the scorers for Cardea. Kelsey McKenna netting a hat-trick for Hungate Rovers to secure a point.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

Three group matches from the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup also taking place this weekend. In Group B, Championship South side Park Ladies were hosting Championship North side Wisbech St Mary Ladies on Sunday. The two meeting in the Invitation Cup back at the end of October finishing 2-2 the game won by Park on penalties. Once again the sides were all square at 2-2 at the final whistle but no shootout this time around to decide a winner both earning a point. Wisbech St Mary remain 2nd in the table their goals scored by Megan Radcliffe and Josie Turner.

   In Group C their was an upset as Championship South side, Cambridge Rangers beat Premiership opponents Histon Ladies Reserves on Sunday to join Cambridge City Ladies Development on 9 points at the top of the mini-league table. A 2-1 win for Cambridge Rangers have one more game left away to St Ives Development. Histon have played out their league cup fixtures each side playing the other once. The top 2 from the 4 groups progressing to the quarter finals.

   Group D containing just 5 sides, each side with 4 to play, Haverhill Rovers Ladies with 3 wins from 3 so far topping the table putting themselves in a strong position to progress to the knock-out stages with one to play at home to Cambridge University Women. This Sunday they were taking on fellow Championship South opposition an away game against Isleham United Ladies. Top scorer Joeli Kirby finding the back of the net for another 4 goals has 19 for the season now. Catherine Upton celebrating her first goals for Haverhill too on Sunday bagged herself a hat-trick. With Kayleigh Steed and Kayleigh Nolan both getting a goal each in a 9-2 victory. Emily Ingle and Laura Todd scoring the goals for Isleham.

 




The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 25/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th November

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

A handful of matches played in Cambridgeshire this Sunday with the League Cup group stages continuing and the one remaining 1st Round tie from the Division One Cup competition.

   Two games took place in Group A this Sunday, Premiership leaders, ICA Sports Ladies topping thier League Cup group to with 3 wins from 3. The latest coming away from home as they travelled to play Championship North side, Pinchbeck United Ladies. Goals for Donna Nicholls, Zoe Leddy, Jessica Farchina and Megan Purnell securing a 4-1 victory. Rebecca Navarrette scoring the goal for Pinchbeck.

  Also in Group A, Championship North side, Cardea Ladies were hosting Premiership side Netherton United Ladies on Sunday. Netherton proving too strong an opponent as they ran out 8-1 winners to record their 2nd win in the Group to move 2nd. Poppy Sparrow with her first goals for Netherton’s senior team getting a hat-trick. Lissy Crutchfield also getting her 1st goal for Netherton. Clare Gallagher scoring a brace with Emily Johnson and Holly Barber also on target with a goal apiece. 

   In Group D of the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup, Fulbourn Bluebirds join Haverhill Rovers Ladies and Cambridge University Women on 6 points at the top of the table with their 2nd win in the competition on Sunday. The Premiership side were at home taking on Championship South side, Burwell Tigers Ladies. Krissie Taylor scoring a hat-tick for Fulbourn, Sharon Pinner was on target for two goals with a goal each for Stacey Kemp and Marie Stubbings in a 7-0 win.

Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds, Krissie Taylor

  In Group B, Premiership side, March Town United Ladies are 6 points clear at the top of the mini-league table with a game left to play have 4 wins from 4 now the latest coming this Sunday away in the local derby with Championship South side, Park Ladies. A close game however March leading 2-1 at half-time edging the final result 3-2 to pick up the 3 points. Emma Frost scoring twice for March along with a goal for Naomi McGarvie. Sherrie Martin plus and OG the scorers for Park.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division Cup

  In the one remaining 1st Round tie in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup, it was a meeting between the top two in the Championship South, St Ives Town Development at home to Haverhill Rovers Ladies, level on points in the league, their encounter in the Division One Cup a close one to call. In the end the 90 minutes couldn’t separate the sides with the pair drawing 2-2 to send the tie into extra-time, St Ives getting the all important goal in the extra period of play to see them through to the quarter finals with a 3-2 win. Emilee Steele scoring twice for St Ives with Penelope Ford also on target with a goal. Amy Evans and Julie Brown scoring for Haverhill. 

  That sees the quarter final draw for the Division One Cup settled and 7 sides will contest for a place in the last 4 of the competition, Burwell Tigers Ladies the side receiving a bye the remaining ties are as follows:- 

 Wisbech St Mary Ladies v St Ives Town Development

Isleham United Ladies v Ketton Ladies

Cardea Ladies v Wisbech Town Ladies

ties scheduled to be played Sunday 20th January




The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 18/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th November

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

Cambridgeshire’s County Cup competition the Invitation Cup reaching the quarter final stage this Sunday, 8 sides vying for a place in the semi-finals, through without kicking a ball are ERWFL Division One side, St Ives Town Ladies awarded a home with after opponents ICA Sports Ladies withdrew.

   That left 3 quarter final ties to be settled on the pitch. It was an all Championship tie with Championship North side, Wisbech Town Ladies hosting Championship South side, Park Ladies for the 2nd successive Sunday. A 2nd successive win for Wisbech Town Ladies too as they reached the last 4 of the Invitation Cup courtesy of a 7-1 win. Both Amy Newell and Jasmine Luckett scoring two each, Luckett’s first goals for Wisbech Town, also scoring were Chloe Stanborough, Leah Hall and Sophie Swinden.

Cambridge City Ladies are the new holders of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup they began their defence of the trophy in the quarter finals drawn away from home against ERWFL Division One side, Histon Ladies. A 100% record at the top of the ERWFL Premier Division, Cambridge City Ladies kept up their winning form winning the game 3-0 to reach the last 4 of the competition. Charlotte Gillies, Sarah Mosley and Erin Davies getting the goals.

   FAWNL South East Division One side, Cambridge United WFC were drawn away in the quarter finals of the Invitation Cup up against Newmarket Town Ladies, showing good form following promotion to ERWFL Division One this season. Newmarket holding thier higher league opponents for much of the 1st half, Cambridge United breaking from a Newmarket corner in the 44th minute, Jade Bell there to turn the ball into the back of the net as Mollie Coupar’s shot came back off the post. 1-0 the half-time lead it was Coupar herself who doubled the visitors lead her presence in the box bringing a defensive error for which she pounced on the ball and shot home. Bell put through on goal late in the match to score her 2nd of the game and send Cambridge United through to the last 4.

  The draw for the  semi-finals has been made and is as follows:-

Cambridge United WFC v St Ives Town Ladies

Wisbech Town Ladies v Cambridge City Ladies

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

The Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup also beginning this Sunday, 2 tie scheduled in the 1st Round, Cambridge City Ladies Development going through courtesy of a home win over Riverside Ladies, that left just the one tie to be played.

  March Town Ladies from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership hosting Championship North side, Wisbech St Mary Ladies. A comfortable first half for March saw them holding a 3-0 lead at half-time, doubled that scoreline 2nd half to progress with a 6-1 victory. Their goals coming from 6 different players with, Louise Barbour, Adele Munday, Emma Searle, Megan Webb, Georgia Brown and Claire Watts. Carlie Knight with the 2nd half goal for Wisbech St Mary.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

  One game played this Sunday in the group stage of the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup. In Group D, Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side, Cambridge University Women were hosting Burwell Tigers Ladies from the Championship South. Having suffered defeat away to Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds in their opening group match, Cambridge University got their 1st win this time around with goals from Amanda Wainwright and Lili Donlon Mansbridge plus a brace from Shona Lester securing a 4-0 win.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

   One league match played in Cambridgeshire at the weekend on Sunday morning in the Championship South, 3rd placed, Cambridge Rangers Women hosting 2nd placed St Ives Town Ladies Development, a one sided contest with St Ives rampant in front of goal achieving a double figure scoreline to win the 3 points and move level on points with Haverhill Rovers Ladies at the top of the table. Frances Chapman scoring 4 goals, Megan Stow claiming a hat-trick, a goal to for Connie Hornibrook along with a brace for Jade Carpenter in a 10-0 win for St Ives.




The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 28/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th October

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

Cup action all the way in Cambridgeshire this Sunday with the League Cup group games resuming. There was also one tie in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup 1st Round with Championship South side, Park Ladies hosting Championship North side Wisbech St Mary Ladies. The two sides enjoying a good contest with the tie going all the way to a penalty shootout. Park Ladies edging a close 1st half leading 1-0. The hosts scoring again in the 2nd half Darcie Tegerdine and Sherrie Martin with Park’s goals. Wisbech St Mary seeing the game end all square after the 90 minutes getting 2 themselves in the 2nd half, Megan Ratcliffe and Hannah Shales with the goals. No further goals in extra-time the tie settled by penalties, Park celebrating at the end going through to the quarter finals winning the shootout 4-2. An away trip to Wisbech Town Ladies awaits.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

The group games in this season’s League Cup competition continuing this Sunday with 6 games taking place. In Group A, Ketton Ladies become joint leaders after the Championship North side at home beat Premiership side Netherton United Ladies. A single goal enough to secure the 3 points.

  One game too in Group B, Premiership side, March Town United Ladies topping the mini-league with 3 wins from 3 now. Away to Championship North side Hungate Rovers Ladies this Sunday. March leading 1-0 at half-time went on to dominate the 2nd half to run out 5-0 winners. Louise Barbour scoring twice. Emma Frost, Ella Nutter and Adele Munday all getting a goal each.

 Two games from Group C, in the early kick-off Premiership leaders, Cambridge City Ladies Development were away playing Cambridge Rangers Women from the Championship South. Megan Tonks putting Cambridge City into an early lead scoring after 5 minutes. Cambridge Rangers getting back on level terns on the half hour went on to take the lead in the 38th minute. Cambridge City responding quickly Tonks finding the back of the net for her 2nd of the game to make it 2-2 a strong end to the 1st half seeing the visitors score twice more Yasmin Crow and Rachel Littlewood with the goals putting Cambridge City 4-2 up at half-time. The visiting side adding one more goal in the 2nd half Jade Powell firing the ball home from a free-kick. Cambridge City winning 3 from 3 to top the group.

  Also in Group C it was an all Premiership clash between Riverside Ladies and Histon Ladies Reserves on Sunday. The Peterborough based side claiming their 2nd win in the group to join St Ives Town Development on 6 points. Annie Posnett scoring a hat-trick. Hannah Stubbs and Jade Ramm also scoring in a 5-0 win for Riverside.

   Two games also in Group D. Haverhill Rovers Ladies topping the table with 2 wins from 2. Have 20 goals from those 2 matches too, 8 in their win over Premiership side Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds, scored 12 without reply away from home against Burwell Tigers Ladies this Sunday. Joeli Kirby scoring 4 goals in the game. Emma Barnes netting herself a hat-trick. The other Haverhill goals shared between, Hayley Turner, Julie Brown, Kayleigh Nolan, Amy Evans and Kayleigh Steed.

   Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds picked up their 1st group win in the League Cup this Sunday at home to fellow Premiership side, Cambridge University Women. A close game Fulbourn scoring twice with Katie Luddy and Marie Stubbings both on the scoresheet. The hosts winning 2-1 with Amanda Wainwright scoring for Cambridge University.




The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 30/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 30th September

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

The Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership sees a 3 way lead at the top of the table after this weekends results with Netherton United Ladies joining leaders Cambridge City Ladies Development and 3rd placed ICA Sports Ladies on 6 points. It was a win against fellow Peterborough based ICA Sports that saw Netherton United win their 2nd league game of the season and end ICA Sports 100% winning start. At home Netherton United opened the scoring on the half hour Georgina Parrett scoring to put the hosts 1-0 up. Doubled there lead 10 minutes into the 2nd half Emily Johnson getting the goal. Made sure of the 3 points with a 17 minutes left to play Alice MacNichol getting on the scoresheet. Netherton United climbing to 2nd above ICA Sports courtesy of the 3-0 win.

  Cambridge University Women were starting their Premiership season this Sunday, began with a home match against Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds. The visitors still in search of their 1st league point following promotion took an early lead in the game through Katie Luddy. Marie Stubbings also getting a goal for Fulbourn. Cambridge University hit back to score twice and see the sides level at half-time. The hosts having the better of the 2nd half went on to score 3 more goals to win the game 5-2. 

  Riverside Ladies climb off the bottom of the Premiership after they won their first league game of the season at home to March Town United Ladies on Sunday, up to 5th, Annie Posnett struck in a hat-trick for the Championship North Champions. Lianna Bell also getting a goal in a 4-1 win. Danielle Westgate scoring for March Town United.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

Like the Premiership above there is now a 3 way tie on 6 points at the top of the Championship South table. With Wisbech Town Ladies not in action, Ketton Ladies and Wisbech St Mary Ladies both close the gap. Ketton Ladies winning away to Cardea Ladies on Sunday to start their season with 2 wins in the league. Fran Kavanagh striking for 4 goals in the game, Lauren McKeever and Claire Lawrenson also getting a goal each in a comfortable 6-0 win.

   A comfortable score too for Wisbech St Mary Ladies after they win for the 2nd time this season in the Championship North. At home were taking on Pinchbeck United Ladies. Josie Turner finding the back of the net for 5 goals. Hannah Shales too on target getting a hat-trick as Wisbech St Mary ran out 8-2 winners.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

 Haverhill Rovers Ladies win for a 3rd successive league match to climb 6 points clear in the Championship South, starting with a 100% record 4 wins in total were on the road at the weekend away to Cambridge Rangers Women. Abbi Griffin scoring a hat-trick with goals too for Joeli Kirby and Kayleigh Nolan in a 5-0 victory.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

Cambridge City Ladies Development were playing in the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup this Sunday. A new group format this season, in Group C were away taking on Histon Ladies Reserves who they beat 6-0 away from home on the opening day. Cambridge City with a repeat scoreline netting 6 goals again, Megan Tonks scoring 5 of them, Ellie Cullum too finding the back of the net. Histon Ladies Reserves did get on the scoresheet themselves this time however with Philippa Hayden-Evans scoring a consolation goal.

Plenty of goals scored too in the other League Cup group match played on Sunday. In Group D, Isleham United Ladies travelled to play fellow Championship South side, Burwell Tigers Ladies. The hosts scoring 4 goals, Charlotte Fogarty with a brace along with a goal a piece fir Elisa Heinamaa and Hannah Dewey. Isleham United though hit there opponents for 6 goals up the other end to win all 3 points, Laura Todd and Louisa Harwood both netting a brace, the other goalscorers, Rachael Turner and Melanie Findlater. 

 




The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 23/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 23rd September

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

 This weekend saw the beginning of the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup, the competition having a new group format this season with all the sides from the Premiership & Championship’s North & South drawn into 4 groups the top two progressing to the knockout stage. The draw made however before the start of the season 3 sides have unfortunately withdrawn before a ball has been kicked the latest Netherton United Ladies Reserves side joining Spalding United Ladies and Glinton & Northborough Ladies a real shame. Home & Away wins awarded to their opponents in each group now all consisting of 5.

 Group A consists of Premiership sides ICA Sports Ladies & Netherton Ladies along with Championship sides, Cardea Ladies, Pinchbeck United Ladies & Ketton Ladies.

 Group B consists of Premiership sides March Town United Ladies along with Championship sides Hungate Rovers Ladies, Wisbech St Mary Ladies, Park Ladies & Wisbech Town Ladies.

 Group C consists of Premiership sides, Cambridge City Ladies Development, Histon Ladies Reserves & Riverside Ladies along with Championship sides, St Ives Town Ladies Development & Cambridge Rangers WFC.

 Group D consists of Premiership sides, Cambridge University Women & Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds along with Championship sides, Burwell Tigers Ladies, Isleham United Ladies & Haverhill Rovers Ladies.

 There were 5 group matches played this Sunday. The Premiership sides not all having it their own way with three suffering defeats in their opening group matches. Was an impressive result at home for Championship South side Cambridge Rangers WFC as they beat Premiership side Riverside Ladies on Sunday. A goal each for Robyn Barlow and Ruth Telfer along with a brace for Sharne Southgate seeing them win the game 4-1.

  Also in Group C it was an opening day victory in the League Cup for St Ives Town Ladies Development from the Championship South over Premiership side Histon Ladies Reserves. 5-2 becoming a familiar scoreline for St Ives Town as it is the final score for their 3rd successive match. On the wrong end of the first now make it two wins from 2 in league and cup. Jade Carpenter and Connie Liddiard both scoring a brace with Katherine Speed also scoring for St Ives Town. Philippa Hayden-Evans and Sophie Wing scoring the goals for Histon Ladies Reserves.

 Championship South newcomers, Haverhill Rovers Ladies were at home to Premiership side Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds in their opening Group D match. Fulbourn starting well getting int a 2-0 lead Haverhill Rovers regrouping well from the early setback to come back strong an go on to win the game 8-3. Sian Cottrell back from injury opening her goals account for Haverhill Rovers with 5 goals. Abbi Griffin, Joeli Kirby and Hayley Turner the other goalscorers. Katie Luddy, Marie Stubbings and Krissie Taylor scoring for Fulbourn a 3rd successive match where they have scored 3 goals without anything in return.

 ICA Sports Ladies are the current holders of the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup began the defence of the trophy in Group A at home to Championship North side Cardea Ladies a new name in the league were beginning their season this Sunday. ICA Sports hitting the ground running in the Premiership with 2 wins from 2 proving too strong an opponent as they ran up a double figure score. Carmen Herridge netting a hat-trick. Zoe Leddy getting two goals to her name there were also goals for Sarah Rouse, Donna Nicholls & Kylie Armstrong in a 10-0 win.

   March Town United Ladies recorded their 1st victory of the season in Group B on Sunday at home to local rivals Wisbech Town ladies in the League Cup a goal in each half saw the Premiership side chalk up a 2-0 success. Louise Barbour and Naomi McGarvie the goalscorers.

 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

 There was also one league match taking place this Sunday with Ketton Ladies at last getting their campaign underway in the Championship North. A strong campaign last season saw them clinch runners-up position, will be hoping to go one better this time around. Got off to a fantastic start away to Pinchbeck United Ladies. Claire Lawrenson opening her account with a hat-trick, both Fran Kavanagh and Beth Goodman a brace with and own goal adding to an 8-0 opening game win.




Cup Final Report – ICA Sports Ladies v Newmarket Town Ladies

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

Wednesday 2nd May

  The Cup Final action continues this week on Women’s Football East this Wednesday, hot on the heels from watching the Suffolk Women’s League Cup final a trip to Cambridgeshire to watch ICA Sports Ladies versus Newmarket Town Ladies competing for the Women’s League Cup.

 An all Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership Clash, Peterborough side ICA Sports Ladies playing the 1st of two finals they have reached this season with the postponed Junior Invitation Cup Final coming up on the Wednesday 16th May at Newmarket Town FC against Championship South side, Isleham United Ladies. This evening though the focus is on the League Cup. Have progressed in the competition as there form has improved through the season picking up well after a slow start losing there 1st 3 league games some notable results along the way to including beating Premiership leaders St Ives Town Ladies in the semi-finals of the League Cup.

  Newmarket Town Ladies have had a great season to date, an early run in the FA Women’s Cup knocking out higher league opposition have as a result been playing catch up in the league now into the final run in lay in 2nd spot behind St Ives Town Ladies and a well positioned to challenge should there rivals slip up.  Reaching the League Cup Final have scored plenty of goals throughout the season and have several goalscorers in their squad. 

Both sides into their 1st League Cup Final.

Road to the Final 

  A walkover in the 1st Round for ICA Sports Ladies whilst Newmarket Town Ladies racked up a rugby score away to Championship South, Burwell Tigers these score pop up one or twice a season 30-0 to the Premiership side. Into the 2nd Round and ICA Sports were at home taking on Championship North side Wisbech Town Ladies a brace from Donna Nicholls along with a goal each for Hayley Jones, Jessica Farchina and Megan Purnell seeing ICA Sports progress to the quarter finals with a 5-1 win. Newmarket were on the road taking on fellow Premiership side Park Ladies. The goals spread around with Cindy Ponder, Amanda Stacey, Brooke Wickens, Antonia Smith Sarah O’Rourke and Chloe Slater scoring in a 6-1 win.

  ICA Sports were at home in the quarter finals taking in Championship South title hopefuls Histon Ladies Reserves. A close game Histon leading 1-0 at half-time a goal from Megan Purnell squaring it up at 1-1 to send the tie into extra-time, no more goals it went to penalties ICA Sports emerging victorious with a 3-2 win to reach the last 4. Another away trip for Newmarket taking on Championship South side Isleham United Ladies. A comfortable win seeing them into the last 4, both Abbi Griffin and Laura Bailey scoring twice with a goal each for Chloe Slater and Jess Linger in a 6-0 win.

  Both semi-finals played on neutral territory at the Fulbourn Recreation Ground. A great result for ICA Sports in the semi-finals drawn against Premiership leaders St Ives Town Ladies. ICA Sports in good form the sides were goalless at the break the winning goal coming in the 2nd period, Lorna Hart with the goal to send ICA Sports into the League Cup Final. Newmarket were taking on Cambridge University Women. Newmarket continuing their good form in front of goal reaching the League Cup Final courtesy of a 5-1 win, Jordanne Sillitoe scoring a brace with Abbi Griffin, Amanda Stacey and Chloe Slater all getting a goal.  

 3 times the sides have met in the league this season Newmarket winning 2 of those encounters 4-1 whilst the other game ended in a goalless draw. League form however goes out the window in any cup game.

   The venue for this evenings Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup Final sponsored by S-Tech Insurance The Ellgia Stadium, home of Ely City FC. Has been a while since I was last here, there is now a new cinema and restaurant complex build on the land leading to the ground off the A10. The rugby club, tennis, golf and football ground still beyond. New dugouts, the pitch looking in good condition a little bobbly offers good width. Concerned earlier above whether the game would be on heavy rain falling for a while late morning into the afternoon but it cleared and pleasant and mild afterwards, perfect weather for a game of football… about time too.

ICA Sports Ladies starting XI – Clare Knibbs, Steph Pepper, Holly Partner, Sophie Antonucci, Becky Shields (C), Sarah Rouse, Jess Farchica, Zoe Leddy, Megan Purnell, Donna Nicholls & Lorna Hart. Subs – Rhian Leonard.

Newmarket Town Ladies starting XI – Eloise Hope, Yasmin Woodfield, Brooke Wickens, Beth Woodfield (C), Cindy Ponder, Jess Linger, Laura Bailey, Chloe Slater, Antonia Smith, Abi Griffin & Jordanne Sillitoe. Subs – Sarah O’Rourke, Frankie Torrance, Joeli Kirby, Amanda Stacey & Lauren Deller.

(roll on roll off substitutes)

  Just the one substitute available for ICA Sports, Newmarket having several attacking options available on theirs. It’s ICA Sports to get the first half kicked off, wearing royal blue shirts with a white and navy band across the top, royal blue shorts and blue and white hooped socks. Newmarket wearing yellow shirts and socks with blue shorts. 

ICA Sports put the ball forwards right from the off showing attacking intent, Lorna Hart the target , Beth Woodfield captaining Newmarket heading the ball away at the back. Donna Nicholls receiving the ball form Jess Farchica drives forwards on the right tackled by Newmarket full back Yasmin Woodfield. ICA Sports with a good start lively getting players forwards have Newmarket penned back in their own half. 

Newmarket Town Ladies captain, Beth Woodfield heading the ball clear.

  A throw deep on the left into Hart the striker putting the ball inside for Farchica, Newmarket tackle the ball cleared, ICA Captain, Becky Shields bringing it down on halfway, builds another ICA Sports attack. Newmarket haven’t settled, ICA Sports taking full advantage goalkeeper Eloise Hope rushing out of her area to clear the ball for Newmarket as Hart is put in over the top. Newmarket have the ball the pass out to striker Jordanne Sillitoe moving away to the left, her crossfield ball coming to Abbi Griffin in space on the right takes it forwards her cross into the box gathered by ICA Sports goalkeeper Clare Knibbs at her near post.

   Nicholls on the left the ball up to Hart, Cindy Ponder going up for the ball with striker the ball out for a throw-in on the left. Played into Nicholls top of the area, inside for Hart played on across the D for Zoe Leddy, taking the all away to the right making room for a shot sends a low strike angling in towards the far post, Hope is in position to gather the ball. Laura Bailey with the ball inside the ICA Sports half plays the pass out to Brooke Wickens running forwards on the left taking it to the edge of the box the ICA Spots defence close on her no room for a strike a regain possession of the ball. 

ICA Sports Ladies, Donna Nicholls

  Counter attacking the ball played up to Hart she knocks it down to Nicholls breaking in behind on the left, Ponder coming across to slide in and take the ball away from her. Hart leading the line for ICA Sports the ball played into her 25 yards from goal central bringing it down turns and strikes the ball in towards goal her effort straight at Hope the Newmarket goalkeeper claiming the ball. 

GOAL! ICA Sports capitalise on their good start take the lead as Hart forces a mistake at the back the ball played into the left channel the striker going after it as it runs into the box Beth Woodfield trying to shield it back to her keeper, Hope comes out sliding in, Hart on Woodfield’s back the ball is touched by the defender taking it out of Hope’s path leaving her goal exposed Hart alive getting around the Newmarket pair and sending the ball into the back of the empty net 1-0. 

Lorna Hart with the opening goal for ICA Sports Ladies.

  Newmarket were planning a change before the goal do it before the restart Antonia Smith giving way for Frankie Torrance who goes into left back pushing Wickens further up on the wing. Bailey with the ball into Sillitoe left side her lay off to the advancing Torrance 20 yards from goal her attempted strike charged down by the ICA Sports defence. Megan Purnell with the ball attacking on the right wing for ICA Sports screws a shot wide from 25 yards out. The positive start from ICA Sports has them full of confidence, Newmarket rattled are disjointed

 Jess Linger with the ball in the centre for Newmarket on for Sillitoe ahead of her spins the ball out to the left with Wickens bombing on, Shields coming across to clear the ball out for a throw top of the area. Sillitoe taking the throw down well into her body turns and sends a cross into the area, Knibbs can easily gather. Getting early goal they were after ICA Sports have settled forming a solid shape at the back not showing as much attacking intent. Nicholls a threat on the left. Ponder tackling in the middle of the Newmarket defence as Hart looks to force her way in on goal. ICA Sports make a change, Rhian Leonard coming on for Holly Partner. 

Brooke Wickens bringing the ball on for Newmarket Town Ladies

  Bailey plays the ball forwards Sillitoe leaving it to run on through as Wickens runs clear in behind on the left side, Purnell going with her tackles her on the edge of the area. A free-kick wide left for Newmarket, Linger on it a good distance goes for goal the ball wide of the near post. Torrance bringing the ball on down the left on for Sillitoe the Newmarket striker beating a coupe of players before sending a diagonal ball into the box Griffin with the central run the ball too close to the keeper Knibbs down to gather before her goal is threatened.

   Hart strong on the ball gets the better of Beth Woodfield wide left puts a cross/shot in towards goal the ball flashing out wide at the far post across the goal face. Bailey opens up her body sliding the ball into Sillitoe to attack the ICA Sports, no shot on as the opposition are quick to converge, Farchica with Sarah Rouse a shield in front of their defence. Newmarket haven’t got going properly at all, attacking room in the final third but closed down quickly passing options aren’t on. ICA Sports bringing it away Hart always ready yo turn in behind up top. 

Newmarket Town Ladies, Jordanne Sillitoe with ICA Sports, Steph Pepper.

  Into the closing minutes of the 1st half, Leonard forwards on the right for Newmarket played in down the line coming inside Ponder tackling the ball out for a corner kick. Defended near post a goal kick awarded. Rouse sending the ball back into the area as Newmarket initially clear it, bouncing Hart at six yards out Hope does well up against her, her punch taking it off her head knocking it to the floor is first to it and gathers. A free-kick inside the ICA Sports half for Newmarket, Linger has Yasmin Woodfield in space to her right she is supported by Griffin working the ball forwards Leddy wins the ball back for ICA Sports before any cross can be delivered.

Half-time ICA Sports Ladies 1-0 Newmarket Town Ladies

  A strong 1st half performance from ICA Sports showing attacking intent from the start, got Newmarket on the back foot and getting the goal they were after have sat back since. Newmarket are more often than not a free flowing attacking side, haven’t settled at all in the 1st half on this evening’s final a large part down to ICA Sports, haven’t tested Knibbs with a shot getting the ball in and around the box, Shields and Pepper strong at the back backed up well by Rouse and Farchica in front of them. Chances have been few the difference ICA Sports have taken theirs. A narrow lead to defend but Newmarket need to find more in themselves if they are to find a way back into the game 2nd half. 

The floodlights starting to take full effect as the light fades the sides out for the 2nd half. A change for Newmarket who get the 2nd half kicked off, Sarah O’Rourke up top supporting Sillitoe with Bailey off. Ponder moved into midfield, press the ball early Sillitoe inside for O’Rourke the substitute driving forwards to try and get into the box, Farchica sliding in to tackle. A counter attack for ICA Sports the ball played out to Nicholls bursting forwards on the left her pass inside to Hart runs in behind the return pass a little too heavy allowing Hope to come and gather.

Jess Farchica with the tackle to win the ball back for ICA Sports

 Pepper goes in to win the clearance for ICA Sports the ball played long up to Hart moving into the left channel, Beth Woodfield coming across to her to shield the ball out for a goal kick. O’Rourke with the ball deep on the left after a throw-in her cross fired in towards the near post Griffin getting in front of the keeper tries to flick the ball past her with her heel the ball running across the face of goal. Sillitoe with support from O’Rourke right side of the ICA Sports box pushing the ball into her Sillitoe coming inside receiving return ball her shot in curling wide of goal. 

Newmarket Town Ladies, Cindy Ponder

Yasmin Woodfield on the overlap in behind as Griffin slides the ball into her run her cross in cleared by Pepper, comes straight to Ponder drives a shot back in towards goal on target but straight at Knibbs the keeper taking the ball safely into her body. Newmarket starting the 2nd period well players forwards into attacking positions ICA Sports remain a tough nut to crack. Hart the outlet up top for ICA Sports the ball played up to her tried to turn in behind is tackled by Slater. 

ICA Sports Ladies, Steph Pepper

  O’Rourke fouled by Shield as she looks to force her way forwards with the ball through the middle a free-kick in a dangerous position 25/30 yards out Linger takes on the shot her rising ball parried down and caught by Knibbs. A free-kick up the other end as Nicholls is fouled by Beth Woodfield 22 yards out left of the D. She shot striking the wall the rebound blazed high over the goal. 

Pepper comes across to tackle put the ball out for a throw on the right as Griffin is played in behind by Ponder. ICA Sports are standing strong against the Newmarket assault Sophie Antonucci bringing the ball on from the back on for Nicholls on the left the ball put out for a throw level with the top of the Newmarket area.

GOAL! ICA Sports double their lead off the throw in the ball rolled inside for Farchica having gotten into an advanced position 25 yards out no one on her shifts the ball and sends in a great strike towards goal looping up into the air has Hope worried back on her line it dips late on her striking the underside of the crossbar bouncing down and up again the angle taking it into the goal off the side netting 2-0. 

A further blow for Newmarket a triple change made Smith back on along with Joeli Kirby and Lauren Deller. Hart strong through the middle, Beth Woodfield doing well up against her to regain possession. Newmarket overloading the left side win a corner the ball curled in towards the near post Rouse defending for ICA Sports. A change for ICA Sports, Leonard off Purnell back on. Newmarket press players on attacking risk leaving gaps at the back, ICA Sports though defending resolutely are camped inside there half defending the box, Farchica cutting out a through ball for O’Rourke from Ponder. 

Another strike charged down by Pepper, Linger bringing the ball on. Kirby getting hold of the ball 25 yards out runs towards the area, now way through the ICA Sports defence. Newmarket rotate players in attack desperate to find goal. ICA Sports make a change a slight knock for Nicholls, Leonard returning. Into the final 5 minutes ICA Sports are working hard to keep Newmarket at bay happy for the ball to be played around 25 yards out letting no gaps appear especially through the middle. 

  Hart up top on her own always ready to go after the ball whenever it is launched clear one on one with Hope as the keeper comes to the top of the area a crunching 50/50 between the pair the ball could have gone anywhere runs out for a goalkick wide of goal as Hope picks herself up. Smith with the ball fr Newmarket forwards for Kirby, Pepper sliding in to tackle for ICA Sports. Into stoppage time all Newmarket, Knibbs claiming the cross has collected everything Newmarket have played into her box. ICA Sports standing firm right to the final whistle celebrate as they win the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup for the first time. 

Full time ICA Sports Ladies 2-0 Newmarket Town Ladies

  Have seen Newmarket several times this season, and they don’t need me to tell them they can play better. Finals can do that sometimes, have seen it for whatever reason you just don’t have the performance you know you’re capable of there on the day. Disappointment for Newmarket, however take nothing away from ICA Sports Ladies fully deserving of their success came with a plan and executed it perfectly, getting in front early and working hard as a unit to frustrate and prevent opportunities for their opponents. Defending resolutely at times got up the other end to score a 2nd goal wanted the clean sheet up the other end. One final won another to come.

Women’s Football East – Player of the Match

  A tough one this evening singling out just one player for the Women’s Football East – Player of the Match award. It was a good solid all round team performance from ICA Sports. Lorna Hart leading the line well backed up by Donna Nicholls. At the back Steph Pepper put in some terrific tackles to prevent Newmarket’s attackers running through on goal. Sarah Rouse in midfield breaking up play along side Jess Farchina, excellent in disrupting Newmarket’s flow especially 1st half and with a great strike to score ICA Sports 2nd goal I have chosen Jess Farchina.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup Winners 2017/18, ICA Sports Ladies

Congratulations to ICA Sports Ladies on winning this season’s Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup.

 My thanks to both sides for there help with the teams this evening. Thanks to Chris Abbott to for asking me to present the players their awards it was an honour one I certainly wasn’t expecting. Back to Ely again tomorrow for my 3rd final of the week the Division One Cup Final.