Category Archives: Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 06/05/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 6th May

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

No games played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday but that was good news for St Ives Town Ladies as they become the league champions awarded the 3 points to move 8 points clear at the top of the table meaning they cannot be caught by 2nd placed Newmarket Town Ladies who have two left to play. St Ives Town Ladies play their final match of the season this Wednesday 9th May at St Ives Town FC’s ProEdge Stadium a 6:45pm kick-off against Newmarket Town Ladies who also were awarded a home win at the weekend have secured runners-up spot.

 Congratulations to St Ives Town Ladies on becoming Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership Champions.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North a hone win awarded to Wisbech Town Ladies see’s them close the gap to league leaders Ketton Ladies to just 3 points with one more game left to play. Are level on goal difference too with Ketton who have played out their fixtures. 

The other side involved in the title race are 3rd placed Riverside Ladies recovering from defeat against Ketton their 1st in the league they bounced back with an away win against 4th placed Wisbech St Mary Ladies this Sunday. Samantha Woodham netting a hat-trick. Jess Hill and Lianna Bell also on target with a goal each in a 5-1 win. Have 4 games left to play 6 points to close on Ketton Ladies. A big game coming up tonight as they meet Wisbech Town Ladies at home a 6:30 kick-off for this one.

A historic result for Orton Rangers Ladies as they win for the 1st time this season in the Championship North and it was a big win too at home to the side immediately above them Pinchbeck United Ladies. 10-2 the final score the result taking Orton Rangers off the foot of the table.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves pick up 6 points in 3 days to climb above St Ives Town Development into 3rd spot in Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South. Starting on Sunday were away to bottom side Burwell Tigers Ladies. A Hat-trick from Dominika Szary, Laura Bailey netting a brace and a goal for Abbi Griffin seeing Newmarket Town to a 6-0 win. 

  Played again on Tuesday evening at home against Isleham United Ladies playing their final league game of the season another high scoring game between the sides. Sarah O’Rourke scoring a hat-trick for Newmarket Town along with a brace for Hollie Turner saw the hosts to a 5-3 victory the result securing 3rd place for Newmarket Town. One more game for Isleham United Ladies to come a big one to a Cup Final on Weds 16th May at Newmarket Town FC playing ICA Sports Ladies in the Junior Invitation Cup.

  The battle for the title in the Championship South will go all the way leaders Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds seeing there lead at the top cut to just 3 points as 2nd placed Histon Ladies Reserves having beaten them last week in the Division One Cup Final secured a 2-0 away win to St Ives Town Ladies Development on Sunday. Philippa Hayden-Evans and Lauren Threadgold both on target in 2-0 win. Could all come down to goal difference and right now Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds hold the advantage with their final game at home to Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves scheduled for Tuesday 15th May.

 

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 29/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 29th April

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

St Ives Town Ladies are one win away from becoming Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership Champions. A 5 point lead at the top of the table with 2 games remaining now. Played the 1st of a double with Netherton United Ladies former Premiership leaders this Sunday, now 3rd in the league it was a close game the sides drawing 0-0 at the break. The winning goal coming in the 2nd half Georgia Stancombe with her 26th goal of the season seeing St Ives Town Ladies win the game 1-0. Up against Netherton United again this coming Sunday a win ensuring the title anything less and they open the door to 2nd placed Newmarket Town Ladies the top 2 scheduled to meet on Wednesday 9th May.

  Elsewhere in the Premiership Cambridge University Ladies were hosting a double header up against March Town United Ladies. Both games seeing plenty pf goals scored, Amanda Wainwright scoring a hat-trick in both matches for Cambridge University yet they didn’t take anything home from either game. Shannon Shaw scoring a hat-trick too for March Town United, with Emma Frost netting a double and a goal for Naomi McGuire in a 6-3 victory. Shaw again on target in the 2nd game with a brace taking her onto 25 goals for the season with Ella Nutter and Rachel Dean also scoring in a 4-3 win. 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

A win for Ketton Ladies in their final league game of the season this Sunday. A reverse of last weeks home loss to Riverside Ladies 2-1 in the visitors favour then it was Ketton who were celebrating the 2-1 this time around and see Riverside beaten in the league for the first time since joining the division. The Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North leaders finishing on 33 points are 9 clear of 2nd placed Wisbech Town Ladies who have 3 left to play. Riverside Are back in 4th can reach 39 points if they claim maximum points from their remaining games. Have to play Wisbech Town Ladies in their run in.

  Wisbech Town Ladies themselves move up into 2nd above local rivals Wisbech St Mary Ladies as they recorded a big win away from home on Sunday the defeat ending Wisbech St Mary’s own title hopes. Sophie Gutteridge moving past 40 goals for the season as she netted another hat-trick. Chelsea King and Josie Turner also claiming a goal each an own goal completing a 6-0 win.

  In the other match played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South on Sunday Spalding United Ladies drew 2-2 at home to Orton Rangers Ladies a 2nd successive draw for Orton Rangers at the foot of the table.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

One game played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South on Sunday 4th placed Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves at home to Cambridge Rangers in 5th. Joeli Kirby scoring a hat-trick for Newmarket. There were goals to for Lauren Deller, Hollie Turner, Dominika Szary, Sarah O’Rourke and Megan Kane in an 8-1 win moving Newmarket to within 4 points of 3rd placed St Ives Town Ladies Development with 2 games in hand.

Two finals coming up this week. First up the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup Final between ICA Sports Ladies & Newmarket Town Ladies tonight Weds 2nd May 7:30pm KO at Ely City FC then back to Ely City FC tomorrow Thursday 3rd May for the Division One Cup Final between Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds & Histon Ladies Reserves.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 22/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd April 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

Women’s Football East was in Cambridgeshire this Sunday to watch the semi-final between Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds and Wisbech Town Ladies in the new Division One Cup competition. The two sides topping their respective groups to make it into the last 4 of the competition. Histon Ladies Reserves awaiting the winner after their 5-4 success over Riverside Ladies last weekend.

  At Fulbourn it was Wisbech the visitors who got off to the better start pushing forwards and causing problems for the Fulbourn defence top scorer Sophie Gutteridge pressing the ball inside the box nicking it to attack and score. Fulbourn got themselves back into the game breaking away down the right Marie Stubbings cross put into the six yard box was nodded in by Krissie Taylor from close range. The goal giving Fulbourn confidence the home side finished the 1st half the stronger taking the lead Stubbings the scorer with a fantastic volley from the top corner of the area.

Jo Woods on the ball for Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds

  A numerical advantage from the bench Fulbourn could rotate players Wisbech suffered another injury blow as goalkeeper Becky Milner pulled up hurting her knee and had to come off. Fulbourn on top pushed forwards Sharon Pinner breaking forwards into the box timing her run perfectly as Stubbings sent the ball into the area to stab her shot wide of the substitute keeper to extend Fulbourn’s lead. 15 minutes left and Wisbech pulled it back to 3-2 Gutteridge through to attack lobbing the ball over the keeper to score her 2nd of the game. Fulbourn though held onto their lead and reached the final. The game to be played on Thursday 3rd May at Ely City FC with a 7:30pm kick-off.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

St Ives Town Ladies leading the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership were playing another double header this Sunday against ICA Sports Ladies. Took 4 points from the games with a win and a draw. Amy Seymour-Shove netting the only goal of as St Ives Town collected 3 points in a 1-0 win.

  In the 2nd game Katherine Speed netting a brace for St Ives Town her goals were cancelled out with Donna Nicholls and Megan Purnell both on target for ICA Sports in a 2-2 draw.

   3rd placed Newmarket Town Ladies were playing host to Netherton United Ladies on Sunday. 4 points between the sides Newmarket Town ensured victory late into the game. Drawing 0-0 at half-time. The dead lock was finally broken on the hour Molly Agnew getting the goal to put the hosts into the lead. Into the final 10 minutes and two late goals for Newmarket Town sealed the win. Hollie Turner making it 2-0 with Abbi Griffin adding a 3rd goal with 3 minutes left. The gap closed to a point Newmarket Town are now above Netherton United into 2nd having been awarded 6 points over bottom side Park Ladies.

   Park Ladies themselves finished their season on the road against Cambridge University Women the side immediately above them. The hosts getting off to a great start scoring in the opening seconds, Amanda Wainwright getting the goal. Moriah Mulroe scoring a 2nd goal for Cambridge University in the 20th minute. Both players scoring another goal each in the 2nd half a goal for Shannon Horner in injury time saw the hosts run out 5-2 winners.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North league leaders Ketton Ladies were at home on Sunday taking on Riverside Ladies. The visitors coming out on top to maintain their 100% league record with a 7th win to climb back into 3rd position. Jane Roche scoring for Ketton. Goals fro Gabija Pavlova and Samantha Woodham saw Riverside win the game 2-1.

  Wisbech St Mary close the gap on the leaders as a result as they recorded a big away win at Pinchbeck United Ladies on Sunday. Amy Magnus scoring a double hat-trick for Wisbech St Mary with Carlie Knight also scoring a brace in an 8-0 win that see’s the 2nd placed side close the gap to Ketton t 7 points. 

   In the other match played in the Championship North this Sunday it was a 1st point of the season for bottom side Orton Rangers Ladies earned away to Hungate Rovers Ladies on Sunday. The sides drawing 2-2. 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

St Ives Town Ladies Development 3rd in the Championship South were victors this weekend at home against Isleham United Ladies winning the game 3-1.

  Bottom side Burwell Tigers earned a point at home just their 2nd of the season with Tess Smith getting the goal in a 1-1 draw with Cambridge Rangers.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 15/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th April

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

St Ives Town Ladies maintain their 6 point lead at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership with a big win away to Cambridge University Women on Sunday. Georgia Stancombe scoring a hat-trick in the match for the league leaders. Katherine Speed also scoring a brace with a goal each for Amy Seymour-Shove and Tierney Coulson in a 7-2 victory. Sophia D’Angelo with both goals for Cambridge University scored in the 2nd half.

Also win on the road for second placed Netherton United Ladies on Sunday away to March Town United Ladies. Goals from Clare Gallagher and Emily Johnson seeing the visitors into a 2-0 half-time lead. March Town United pulling it back to 2-1 in the 2nd half with Emma Frost on target Netherton United keeping hold of their lead to win the 3 points.

  Away wins all round for the top three as Newmarket Town Ladies collected all 3 points away to Cambridge City Ladies Development on Sunday. Ellie Cullum netting a brace for the hosts Newmarket Town had two players score a brace each to win the match 4-2, Molly Agnew and leading goalscorer Abbi Griffin with 21 now both getting 2 goals each.

   ICA Sports Ladies compete a quartet of away wins in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership as they ran riot against bottom side Park Ladies this Sunday. Lorna Hart scoring a hat-trick. Clare Knibbs getting a brace, 6 more goals shared out amongst the Peterborough based side with Carmen Herridge, Zoe Leddy, Donna Nicholls, Holly Partner, Megan Purnell and Sarah Rouse on target in an 11-1 win the result taking ICA Sports back up into 5th in the table.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

 A new competition introduced to the Cambridgeshire Women’s league this year see’s the Championship North & South sides contesting the Division One Cup the sides slit into 4 mini leagues of 3 – 4 sides with the group winners progressing to the semi-finals.

 This Sunday saw the 1st of those semi-finals played with Histon Ladies Reserves from the Championship South hosting Riverside Ladies from the Championship North. A high scoring game between the sides and very much the game of two halves Histon having the much better of the first half going into the break with a 4-1 lead. Riverside Ladies coming back in the 2nd half took it 3-1 the goal for Histon clinching them a place in the final as they ran out 5-4 winners. A hat-trick for top scorer Kirsty Lemmon-Sparkes taking her onto 26 for the season for Histon with Philippa Hayden-Evans with her 16th goal of the season and Angelica Fachechi getting the other goals. Jess Hill with a brace for Riverside. Hannah Stubbs and Jade Ramm also getting on the scoresheet.

 One group match to be played this weekend a home tie against Championship North side Wisbech Town Ladies awaiting the victor as Championship South leaders Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds hosted Newmarket Town Ladies to decide who would run out group winners. Newmarket Town however went into the game a player short and their 10 were no match for a side in good form this season with Marie Stubbings having an excellent season in front of goal scoring twice more this Sunday to move onto 38 goals for the season. Krissie Taylor and Katie Luddy also finding the back of the net for Fulbourn in a 4-1 win to take them through to this coming Sunday’s semi-final. Amanda Stacey getting the goal for Newmarket Town.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

One match played in Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North this Sunday with Wisbech Town Ladies hosting bottom side Orton Rangers Ladies. Despite being short on numbers Wisbech Town Ladies have a prolific strike force and top scorer Sophie Swinden scored to put the hosts into an early lead. Wisbech Town dominating the 1st half as goals from Chloe Riches, Josie Turner, Emily Stephenson and Polly Norman followed along with a brace for Kaylie Swinden to see Wisbech Town Ladies leading 7-1 at the break. Orton Rangers Ladies pulled 2 goals back in the 2nd half. Wisbech Town awarded a penalty late on Kaylie Swindon stepping up to score and complete her hat-trick. 8-3 the final score moving Wisbech Town back up into 3rd in the Championship North table.  

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

 Two games in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South this Sunday both resulting in 4-1 victories for the host side. A 2nd win of the season for Cambridge Rangers as they host Isleham United Ladies on Sunday morning. The win taking them level on 7 points with Isleham United.  3rd placed St Ives Town Ladies Development also recording a 4-1 win at home to bottom side Burwell Tigers.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 08/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th April

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

St Ives Town Ladies open up a strong 6 point lead at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership after claiming 3 wins over Cambridge City Ladies Development in their double header this weekend. Played at Cambridge City Ladies, Trinity Field ground. A 3-0 win for St Ives Town in the 1st match. Mollie Flack scoring her 1st goal for St Ives their were goals too for Katie Stancombe and Katherine Speed.

Katherine Speed was also on target for a goal in the 2nd game with Georgia Stancombe also scoring in a 2-0 victory. The two wins putting St Ives Town into a 6 point lead over previous leaders Netherton United Ladies who were awarded the 3 points against Park Ladies this Sunday. Both have plenty of games left yet the sides meeting 3 times in the Premiership 6 games for both, two of those games are against one another.

 Newmarket Town Ladies have 7 league games left to play in 3rd position are 10 behind leaders St Ives Town with a game in hand. Won at home on Sunday against ICA Sports Ladies, Abbi Griffin (pictured) opening the scoring for Newmarket Town in the 6th minute. Held onto the one nil advantage until half-time. Laura Bailey scoring in the opening seconds of the 2nd period to double Newmarket Town’s lead. Griffin extended the lead further making it 3-0 on 54 minutes. Carmen Herridge pulling a goal back for ICA Sports with 20 minutes left. Jess Linger hit a 30 yard wonder strike to bury the ball into the back of the net with 10 minutes left to play to seal a 4-1 win for Newmarket Town. Work to do but far from out of the title picture as they have to play both Netherton United Ladies and St Ives Town to in the coming weeks, going to be an interesting end to the season.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

Ketton Ladies extended their lead at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North to 10 points this Sunday with a comfortable home win over bottom side Orton Rangers Ladies. 6-1 the winning score.

 2nd placed Wisbech St Mary Ladies recovering from a heavy loss against leaders Ketton 2 weeks ago were playing Hungate Rovers Ladies away from home this weekend. The sides taking home a share of the points, April Cooper and Kelsey McKenna on target for Hungate Rovers. Goals from Eilish Brown and Lauren Laws for Wisbech St Mary seeing the sides draw 2-2.

   Riverside Ladies in 3rd position close the gap to Wisbech St Mary Ladies to just 2 points as they won their 6th straight league game since joining the league earlier in the season. At home on Sunday taking on Spalding United Ladies. Jess Hill netted twice with a goal each for Gabija Pavlova, Sophie Harris and Lianna Bell in a 5-0 win.

  A big win away from home for Wisbech Town Ladies on Sunday away to Pinchbeck United Ladies. Top scorer Sophie Gutteridge now with 35 goals form 16 appearances scored 5 in the match. Chloe Riches scoring a hat-trick. Captain Emily Stephenson got herself a brace with Annie Rooks also getting a goal in an 11-0 win. 

 Advantage to Ketton Ladies at the moment a healthy lead, Wisbech St Mary, Riverside and Wisbech Town though all have games in hand on the leaders.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

Leaders Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds remain 6 points clear at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South as they won away from home against Cambridge Rangers on Sunday. Marie Stubbings scoring for the 36th time this season on the scoresheet once again for Fulbourn. Stacey Kemp grabbed a brace with Yasmine Upson also finding the back of the net with a goal in a 4-1 win.

  Histon Ladies Reserves in 2nd spot open up a 10 point gap between themselves at 3rd placed St Ives Town Ladies Development as they beat them 5-1 at home on Sunday. Histon didn’t have it all their own way however as they were trailing 1-0 at half-time before coming on strong in the 2nd half. Hannah Gordon scoring a hat-trick for Histon. Kirsty Lemmon-Sparks added two more goals to her tally of 23 for the season. Histon have 2 games in hand on Fulbourn at the top.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

One group game from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup this Sunday from Group A. Isleham United Ladies at home to Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves. Having knocked Newmarket out of the Junior Invitation Cup in the last four with a 3-2 win it was a much different result this time around as Isleham United suffered a heavy defeat. Both Joeli Kirby and Hollie Turner scoring hat-tricks for the away side. Hannah Rogers, Kate Silver, Molly Agnew, Dominika Szary and Dana Thompson all getting a goal a piece in an 11-0 victory that puts Newmarket Town Reserves top of the table with a match against Fulbourn to come.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 25/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th March

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

New leaders in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this weekend as Netherton United Ladies season long grip of top spot in the league is ended by St Ives Town Ladies moving into the leaders position for the 1st time in their short history. Started the day 6 points behind the leaders this Sunday saw them competing in a double header against bottom side Park Ladies. Two strong performances from St Ives Town seeing them take all 6 points available. 10 goals scored without reply in the two games. Amy Seymour-Shove and Frances Chapman getting a brace each with Tierney Coulson and Georgia Stancombe also on the scoresheet with goal a piece in the 1st game winning 6-0. 4-0 the winning scoreline in the other match with Coulson starting on the bench getting a brace, Chapman and Stancombe again getting a goal each too. 

  Also in the Premiership 3rd placed Newmarket Town Ladies close the gap to Netherton United to 4 points with 2 games in hand after a big win at home to March Town United Ladies on Sunday morning. Sarah O-Rourke scoring a brace inside the opening 12 minutes to put Newmarket on the front foot. Abbi Griffin soon adding a 3rd goal. Chloe Slater also on target with a goal midway through the 1st half to see Newmarket into a 4-0 half-time lead. O’Rourke going on to complete her hat-trick in the 2nd half. Griffin also adding another goal with 20 minutes left to play. Newmarket going on to win the match 9-0 another player celebrating scoring a hat-trick, midfielder Laura Bailey a double as she was also celebrating her 17th birthday.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

The semi-finals of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup this Sunday. In the all Premiership clash, ICA Sports Ladies were celebrating after they reached their 2nd final of the season. Away to Cambridge City Ladies Development this was a tough one to call both sides steadily improving as the season has gone on and in the end it was just a single goal that settled the tie. Jessica Farchina with the goal to send ICA Sports through to the final.

  In the other semi-final it was an all Cambridgeshire Championship South tie with Isleham United Ladies at home to Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves. Their 1st team taking on ICA Sports Ladies in this season’s League Cup Final Newmarket Town Reserves were looking to make it a repeat in the Junior Invitation Cup Final however Isleham had other idea’s as they were leading 2-1 after 20 minutes went on to take a 3-1 lead before Hollie Turner, Newmarket’s goal scorer in the 1st half added a 2nd from the penalty spot with 15 minutes left to make it 3-2 set up a tense finish Isleham holding out though to reach the final. Lily Turner scoring twice in the match with Rachael Turner also on the scoresheet for Isleham.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

Two matches in Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North this Sunday and it was a bad day at the office for 2nd placed Wisbech St Mary Ladies as they saw their unbeaten record end with a heavy loss at home to league leaders Ketton Ladies. An 8 point lead at the top for Ketton now as they scored 8 goals at the weekend, Sascha Smith amongst the goals scoring a hat-trick.

  Wisbech Town Ladies like most teams in the Championship North have games in hand on the league leaders however their pursuit suffered a blow at the weekend as they were narrowly beaten at home by Riverside Ladies, the Peterborough based side winning 5 from 5 now as they entered the league late. Wisbech Town suffering from absences and illness went 1-0 down in the match before turning it around to lead 2-1 at the break, Faye Kowalewsky and Josie Turner getting their goals. Riverside turning it around in the 2nd half as they were awarded two soft penalties Annie Posnett scoring both to see them lead 3-2. Added a 4th goal to open up a 2 goal lead Jess Hill and Samantha Woodham with their other goals. Turner pulling it back to 4-3 with 20 minutes left but despite pushing hard for an equaliser Riverside claimed all 3 points and move above Wisbech Town into 3rd position in the table.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

Two matches played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South also this Sunday. In a top of the table clash 2nd placed Histon Ladies Reserves were taking on leaders Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds aiming to close down the 3 point gap between the sides. Came up against a striker in red hot form this season as Marie Stubbings was on target for another hat-trick to take her onto 35 goals for the season. Fulbourn opening up a 6 point lead at the top of the Championship South table with a 3-1 win. 

Bottom side Burwell Tigers have had a difficult season on zero points at the bottom of the Championship South table were hosting 3rd placed St Ives Town Ladies Development on Sunday. Had something to celebrate at last as they claimed a point in a 1-1 draw, Danielle Fletcher scoring the goal. Jess Guthurie scoring the goal for St Ives Town.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup there were two matches played in the group stage this Sunday both involving Championship North clubs. In Group C, Hungate Rovers Ladies claimed their 1st group win with a 2-0 home win over Orton Rangers Ladies. Whilst in Group D Spalding United Ladies drew 0-0 at home to Pinchbeck United Ladies both sides taking a point home from their final match.

The Round-Up – 18/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th March

 Here we are once again with another shortened version of this weekends Round-Up with the weather again playing havoc with the fixture lists another cold burst depositing snow across the country over the weekend saw just 11 matches survive across the East. The majority of those in Cambridgeshire too. Adds to the problem of an already congested fixture list with games piling up towards the end of the season. March has not been kind to football so far in 2018. Of those games that did get played it was thanks to the dedication and hard work of the host team in most cases to get their pitch in a playable state and an appreciative thanks to all those put so much in to do so. A total wipe-out of fixtures the the FAWPL this weeks action begins with the ERWFL.

ERWFL Division One North

 One game in the ERWFL Division One North this Sunday in Cambridgeshire, Histon Ladies have seen a good proportion of their home matches at the Glassworld Stadium called off due to weather conditions but not this time around as they took on opponents, Ipswich Town Ladies Development. The hosts getting their noses in front on 10 minutes with Abi Davies scoring her 9th goal of the season. Ipswich Town getting back on level term with 10 minutes of the 1st half left the sides drawing 1-1 at the break. Histon retook the lead with 20 minutes left to play Davies getting her 2nd of the match, the 3 points made secure with Ipswich Town conceding a penalty as the game closed on the final 10 minutes captain Sophie Lanham scoring from the spot. 

ERWFL Division One South

 Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies fresh from playing in their 1st ever Hertfordshire County Cup final last Sunday were hosting 2nd placed side Harlow Town Ladies in the only match to beat the weather in ERWFL Division One South this Sunday. The hard work by Hoddesdon to get their pitch playable paying off as they picked up a great result beating Harlow 2-1 to record their 3rd league win of the season. The goals scored by Hannah Kelly and Sian Owens.

Norfolk Women’s County Cup

 Just one game surviving in Norfolk on Sunday for the Norfolk Women’s County Cup the competition down to the last 4. Sprowston Ladies leading Division One certainly the underdogs as they played hosted to Wymondham Town Ladies currently leading ERWFL Division One North. Sprowston making the decision early on Sunday to switch the match to the FDC’s Open Academy all weather pitch. Wymondham have a strong attack with plenty of goalscorers in their side, aren’t too many games where the sides top scorer, Laura Nicholls isn’t on the scoresheet and not so this Sunday as she scored in the 11th minute to put Wymondham into the lead. Nicholls involved in the next two Wymondham goals too setting up Mollie O’Callaghan to make it 2-0 in the 22nd minute, with striker Hannah Waters scoring to make it 3-0 at half-time. 

 Two goals early in the 2nd half putting Wymondham in full control of the tie with Alice Ladbrooke and Waters with her 2nd of the game making it 5-0. The pair both getting on the scoresheet again as the game entered the final 15 minutes Ladbrooke making it 6-0 with Waters going on to claim a hat-trick. A 2nd successive County Cup Final appearance for Wymondham they will play either King’s Lynn Town Ladies or Acle United Ladies who saw their match at The Walks postponed.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

 It was also County Cup semi-final weekend in Cambridgeshire both games surviving the snow that had blowed in, holders Cambridge United WFC from FAWPL South East Division One hosting Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side, Newmarket Town Ladies. A three league gap between the sides, Newmarket very much the underdogs going onto the game but have tested themselves well against higher league opposition this season and as the 1st half drew to a close it looked as though the sides would go in level at the break. Cambridge getting a goal to put them 1-0 up in the 41st minute courtesy of striker, Lauren Gibson. A more comfortable lead for the hosts early into the 2nd half two quick goals seeing the lead increased to 3-0 with Kelley Blanchflower and Faith Hewitt firing the ball into the back of the net in the 47th and 49th minutes respectfully. That the final score as Cambridge United reach another Invitation Cup Final.

  It will be a repeat of last season’s final pair too as Cambridge City Ladies also booked their final berth this Sunday, the side currently 2nd in ERWFL Premier Division hosting another side from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership, St Ives Town Ladies. A tighter scoreline this one with just a single goal enough to settle the semi-final. Charlotte Gillies getting the winning goal for Cambridge City. 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

Two games from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday. 4th placed Cambridge City Ladies Development close the gap to 3rd placed Newmarket Town Ladies to just a single point after they came back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 their 5th successive win in league and cup. At home on Sunday taking on 5th placed March Town United Ladies. Shannon Shaw with her 20th goal of the season putting March Town into the lead. 1-0 up at half-time Cambridge City came back to win the game and claim all 3 points. Eline Sorbye scoring both there goals in the 2-1 win her first this season. 

  Park Ladies are at last celebrating this season and will get tagged in a Round-Up for the 1st time in close to two season’s after they won their 1st ever match in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this weekend. Has been a tough period for the club after they raced to promotion in their 1st season. A difficult period to follow as results went against them early on their 1st season in the Premiership players then leaving the club threatened it’s very existence for a little while but the club came through these tough times again this season results have not been with them bottom of the table without a point that finally changed this Sunday.

  Park were at home to the side immediately above them, Cambridge University Women who themselves are having a tough season after being amongst the forerunners in the Premiership in recent seasons. Amy Newell leads the line for Park and she was on target for 5 goals on Sunday taking her onto 14 for the season as Park clinched their 1st 3 point haul with an 8-2 victory taking them to within a point of Cambridge University Women. Chantelle Abraham, Jenna Brown also scoring their 1st goals for Park with Sian Holcroft also to target. A victory that will do wonders for morale.

Cambridge Women’s Division One Cup

  Three more group matches from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup this Sunday. In Group C, Wisbech Town Ladies made it 3 wins from 3 to clinch top spot in the group and advance to the knock stage of the competition. Were at home to Orton Rangers Ladies. Josie Turner top scoring in the match getting 4 goals to her name for Wisbech Town. Top scorers Sophie Swinden also getting a hat-trick the the match with both Faye Kowalewsky and Chloe Riches getting a goal each in a 9-0 win.

  In Group D, Riverside Ladies had already clinched top spot winning all 3 of their matches. This Sunday Ketton Ladies were away in their final group game taking on Spalding United Ladies. A  brace each for Claire Lawrenson and Emma Ward plus a goal for top scorer Fran Kavanagh seeing Ketton finish 2nd with a 5-1 win.

 In Group A, Isleham United Ladies were away to Burwell Tigers this Sunday. A brace from Amy Ellis along with a goal apiece for Lily Turner and Shona Kelly securing a 4-1 win. Lauren Rouse on target for Burwell Tiger’s goal. The other group match between Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds and Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves was called off, so it remains all to play for in the group. 

Essex Women’s Division One

 Also a total wipe-out of the fixture list in Essex on Sunday with just one league match surviving across the two divisions. In Essex Women’s Division One 4th placed Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves close the gap up to the top 3 to just 2 points with a comfortable result at home to Rayleigh Town Ladies on Sunday. Georgia Holdaway on target for a hat-trick in the match top scoring for Brentwood, there was a brace each for Kirstie Jackson and Emma Mackie with Paida Dedza and Chloe Wilkinson both getting a goal each in a 9-2 win. Eleasha Reeves and captain Isabelle Wallings getting the goals for Rayleigh Town Ladies.

Alot of fixtures across all leagues yet to squeeze in as we approach the last weekend of March, fingers crossed for a dry April and May.

 

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 11/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th March

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

The Fulbourn Recreation Ground played host to the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup semi-finals this weekend. Newmarket Town Ladies were playing Cambridge University Women who had knocked out Premiership leaders Netherton United Ladies earlier in the competition. Newmarket Town started well taking an early lead in the match Abbi Griffin scoring in the 6th minute, further chances followed the lead doubled in the 26th minute Jordanne Sillitoe on target to make it 2-0, a 3rd goal quickly following Amanda Stacey heading home from a corner kick. A good first half for Newmarket another goal late in the half from Sillitoe putting them in complete control of the semi-final. Cambridge University pulled a goal back early in the 2nd half capitalising on a mistake at the back. 4-1 the score right up until the final minute of the match Chloe Slater making it 5-1 to see Newmarket into the League Cup Final.

The other League Cup semi-final was again an all Premiership tie with ICA Sports Ladies taking on St Ives Town Ladies who would have started as slight favourites 2nd in the league with just one defeat. ICA Sports Ladies however have picked up some good results themselves this season and have improved well as the season has gone on. A closer tie a single goal enough to win the game coming in the second half. Lorna Hart the goalscorer as ICA Sports Ladies beat St Ives Town 1-0 to reach the League Cup Final.

   The League Cup Final between ICA Sports Ladies & Newmarket Town Ladies scheduled to be played on Wednesday 2nd May with a 7:30pm kick-off and Ely City FC.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

3 games in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday with another double header taking place to ease fixture congestion. The local derby between March Town United Ladies and Park Ladies. 6 points up for grabs March Town took full advantage beating their local rivals twice 3-1 in both matches the 6 point haul enough to move them up a place in the table into 5th spot. Charley Miller, Adele Munday and Shannon Shaw getting the goals in one of March Town’s 3-1 victories. Shaw on target again in the other match grabbing herself a brace with Ella Nutter also getting her name on the scoresheet.

Cambridge City Ladies Development were involved in a double header with Park 3 weeks ago picking up all 6 points themselves this Sunday they were hosting the Premiership leaders, Netherton United Ladies. A brace from midfielder Rachel Pearce and with a goal each for Molly White and Yasmin Crow seeing Cambridge City earn the 3 points as they ran out 4-0 winners. A 3rd defeat of the season now for Netherton United Ladies after a great start to the season, encouraging for 2nd and 3rd placed St Ives Town Ladies and Newmarket Town Ladies who both have games in hand came both overhaul Netherton United if they win those matches.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

One outstanding quarter final left to play in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup an all Championship South tie with Isleham United Ladies hosting Cambridge Rangers on Sunday. And it’s the hosts that progress to the last 4 of the competition with a 4-1 victory. A brace for Vicky Beeton along with goals for Louise Harwood and Nicole Bailey setting up a semi-final against fellow Championship South side, Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

Two matches from the Group stage of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division Cup this Sunday both in Group C. Wisbech Town Ladies going top of the 4 team table with their 2nd win in the competition, at home playing Hungate Rovers Ladies, goals from Faye Kowalewsky and Annie Rooks seeing them win the match 2-1. A positive result in their final match against Orton Rangers Ladies with ensure Wisbech Town top the group and advance to the knockout stage of the competition.

  Orton Rangers Ladies themselves were hosting Wisbech St Mary Ladies on Sunday in Group C the visitors having just 10 players available were held to a goalless score at half-time before going on to take control of the game in the 2nd half Amy Magnus getting herself a hat-trick, with a goal each for Ellena Bennington and Abi Roach-Smith in a 5-0 win.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 18/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th February

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

 Two matches played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup on Sunday, Cambridge United WFC beginning the defence of their trophy away to Wisbech St Mary Ladies in the quarter finals. 4 leagues between the sides it was going to be a tough test for the side from the Championship North despite their impressive form this season. Cambridge starting the game well scoring at regular intervals progressed with a double figure win. Laura Baker and Faith Hewitt both scoring a hat-trick in the tie. Captain Laura Bright and midfielder Charlotte Crisp both getting a brace with a goal each for Carolyn Sarafian and Teonie Peyton for the FAWPL South East Division One side.

 In the other quarter final played on Sunday it was an all ERWFL clash with Cambridge City Ladies 2nd in the Premier Division at home to Histon Ladies sitting in mid-table in Division One North. Cambridge City starting well taking the lead after just 17 seconds!. Histon coming close to levelling the scores Cambridge City finished the 1st half strongly scoring 3 goals in the closing minutes to have a 4-0 lead. Extended the advantage early in the 2nd half adding further goals on the hour and final 2 minutes to win comfortably in the end 7-0. Bella Simmons getting a hat-trick. There were goals too for Charlotte Gillies, Carla Penny and Bronte Rapley.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

 Not every weekend you win 6 points but that is exactly what Cambridge City Ladies Development did as they played a double header at home to Park Ladies on Sunday as fixture congestion starts to bite. Ellie Cullum scoring 4 goals in the 1st game with Rachel Pearce also on target in a 5-1 win. 

  Onto the 2nd game and it was a case of deja vu with the scoreline as Cambridge City ran out 5-1 winners once more. Cullum getting a brace this time around. Amy Ozakpinar, Erin Fox and Rachel Littlewood were also on target with a goal each in the match the 6 point haul putting them back up to 4th in the Premiership table.

   Also in the Premiership on Sunday it was a much welcomed home win for March Town United Ladies against Cambridge University Women on Sunday. Leading 2-0 at half-time, March Town United went on to win the game 4-1 to claim all 3 points their 3rd league win of the season. Shannon Shaw netting a brace  with a goal each for Emma Searle and Adele Munday. Hannah Short scoring in the final 15 minutes for Cambridge University who remain 2nd bottom.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

  Two matches played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North on Sunday leaders Ketton Ladies back in league action for the 1st time in a month opening up a 5 point lead at the top of the table once more with a win away to bottom side Orton Rangers Ladies. Fran Kavanagh getting herself a 5 goal haul in the match moving her onto 31 goals for the season. Sascha Smith also scoring a brace with Claire Lawrenson also on target for her 10th goal of the season in an 8-1 win.

    Riverside Ladies entering the league late made it 3 wins from 3 as they won away to Spalding United Ladies on Sunday the 5th place side’s goalscorers Roneta Mardosaite and Samantha Woodham with Dionne Lawton scoring from the penalty spot. 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

  The Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup also began this Sunday with 2 fixtures played, Championship South side St Ives Town Ladies Development at home to last season’s beaten finalists Wisbech Town Ladies. The visitors progressing with a 4-1 victory, Faye Kowalewsky scoring twice in the match their were goals too for Josie Turner and Sophie Gutteridge for Wisbech Town.

   Also progressing in the Junior Invitation Cup are Championship South side Isleham United Ladies at home on Sunday to fellow league side Burwell Tigers Ladies. Both Amy Ellis and Lily Turner scoring a brace, with a goal each too for Annabelle Marsh and Olivia Caffarelli in a 6-1 win. Vicky Murrell getting the goal for Burwell Tigers.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 11/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th February

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

One game played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday a 12:30pm kick-off at the Ridgeons Stadium as 2nd placed Newmarket Town Ladies hosted Cambridge University Women. The home side couldn’t have gotten off to a better start Jordanne Sillitoe latching onto the ball to score within the 1st minute. Sillitoe was on target again just a minute later to put Newmarket Town 2-0 up. Cambridge University finding a quick reply to pull it back to 2-1 in the 6th minute a lively start to the game Sillitoe completed her hat-trick in just the 19th minute going on to score a 4th goal to see the hosts leading 4-1 at half-time. 

A double hat-trick on Sunday for Newmarket Town Ladies, Jordanne Sillitoe

   Newmarket Town scored again early in the 2nd half to lead 5-1 Amanda Stacy with the goal. Sillitoe taking her own tally onto 5 with a strike in the 52nd minute. Chloe Slater scoring 3 minutes later to make the score 8-1 that goal being the 100th goal in all competitions this season. Abbi Griffin adding another goal not long after to make it 8-1. Cambridge University pulled it back to 8-2 before Griffin went on to complete her hat-trick. Sillitoe starting and finishing the scoring to claim a double hat-trick the final score 11-2 moves Newmarket Town to within 4 points of leaders Netherton United Ladies. 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

March Town United Ladies were at home to fellow Premiership side St Ives Town Ladies in the quarter finals of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup this Sunday. A goal in each half from Tierney Coulson the difference between the sides as St Ives Town ran out 2-0 winners to book their place in the semi-finals of the competition.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

One game played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North on Sunday with 2nd placed Wisbech St Mary Ladies at home to Pinchbeck United Ladies. A 1-0 lead to the hosts at half-time, Wisbech St Mary went on to win the game 4-0 to secure another 3 points remain unbeaten in the league as they close the gap to leaders Ketton Ladies to 2 points with 2 games in hand. Amy Magnus scoring a brace with Eilish Brown and Abi Roach-Smith also getting a goal each.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

Two group games played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup at the weekend. Following on from the 1st team, Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves were at home against Burwell Tigers Ladies in Group A, the home sides 1st game in the competition Hollie Turner put Newmarket Town into the lead inside the opening 10 minutes. Joeli Kirby also getting a brace in the 1st half goalkeeper Eloise Hope saving a penalty in between her goals. 3-0 the lead at half-time Kirby completed her hat-trick on the hour. Faye Sutton pulling a goal back for Burwell Tigers with 20 minutes left. Sarah O’Rourke extending Newmarket Town’s lead to 5-1 4 minutes later, Dominika Szary also getting her name on the scoresheet before O’Rourke went on to score twice more to complete her hat-trick the final score 8-1.

   In Group D, Riverside Ladies made it 2 wins from 2 in the 4 strong group with an away win against Ketton Ladies on Sunday. Samantha Woodham scoring all their goals in a 3-1 victory.