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Cup Final Report – BBC Essex Women’s County Cup

Thursday 29th March

Brentwood Town Ladies v C&K Basildon Ladies

 Aveley FC the venue this evening for the final of the BBC Essex Women’s County Cup between Brentwood Town Ladies and the current holders C&K Basildon Ladies.

 Winners of the Essex Women’s County Cup for the past 3 successive season’s 4 wins over all C&K Basildon Ladies are aiming for a record equalling 5th win in the competition formed back the 1994/95 season. C&K Basildon’s opponents for this evening’s final are Brentwood Town Ladies from the ERWFL Premier Division making their 1st ever County Cup Final appearance.

   Last season fellow ERWFL Premier Division side, Billericay Town Ladies took C&K Basildon Ladies all the way to extra-time before the FAWPL Southern Division side went on to win their 3rd County Cup in a row. The will be an incentive to Brentwood Town Ladies as they face a tough test against a side in good form playing 2 leagues higher. Currently 6th in the ERWFL Premier Division, Brentwood Town Ladies form has varied this season a poor run earlier in the season seeing them slip down the standings. A change in the management team saw Paul Prosser taking over at 1st team manager. A run of good results has followed including their County Cup success’s. Have also formed a new Reserves side this season competing in Essex Women’s Division One, after a slow start the side is now in a rich vein of form in third position right amongst the title challengers.

  C&K Basildon Ladies have improved year on year as, promoted to the FAWPL Southern Division, have not only consolidated their status at that level but progressed up the table reaching the top of the league itself earlier in the season to date their highest league position in the women’s football pyramid. Currently 2nd in the table a point behind leaders Crystal Palace Ladies and have two games in hand. They too have a Reserves side their Development team currently 3rd in the FAWPL Reserve Southern Division.

Road to the Final

   Both sides were given a bye in the Essex Women’s County Cup to the quarter final stage along with Billericay Town Ladies, Writtle Ladies and Colchester Town Ladies all from the ERWFL Premier Division. A tough tie for Brentwood  Town Ladies in the quarter final draw away to local rivals Billericay Town Ladies a bit of competition always guaranteed between the sides it was Brentwood Town Ladies who were celebrating after the final whistle reaching the semi-finals with a 2-0 win. C&K Basildon Ladies were handed a home tie against Colchester Town Ladies and progressed without kicking a ball as the ERWFL side had unfortunately folded earlier in the season. 

 Into the semi-finals and Brentwood Town Ladies were at home this time up against fellow ERWFL Premier Division side Writtle Ladies this tie going all the way. The sides drawing 2-2 after 90 minutes and beyond the tie headed into a penalty shootout Brentwood Town Ladies emerging 4-2 winners to reach their 1st ever County Cup Final. C&K Basildon Ladies were also at home in the semi-finals and were at last kicking a ball in the competition hosting Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies from ERWFL Division One South who had come all the way through from the initial Preliminary Round. C&K Basildon Ladies finishing the game the stronger running out 9-0 winners to reach their 4th successive final.

The new stadium at Aveley FC

 A new venue for this evenings Essex Women’s County Cup Final, Aveley FC’s brand new stadium. An impressive looking modern main building housing the changing rooms, a very large clubhouse and bar along with fully equipped kitchen. Seating in front of the main building with a balcony inside the clubhouse/bar over looking the pitch too. A smaller seated stand opposite the pitch an all-weather 3G surface another 1st for the Essex Women’s County Cup Final. A wet journey down from Norfolk, thankfully the rain had stopped by the time I arrived at the ground, plenty of parking outside. Overcast by thankfully any rain would stay away for the match.

Brentwood Town Ladies starting XI – Kelly Walker, Amy Vernon, Emma Hooker, Nicole Manning, Chloe Wilkinson, Jess Mills, Danielle Butler (C), Drew Allen, Laura Wheeler, Georgia Holdaway & Marie Barker. Subs – Angela Arnold, Rachel Stittle, Ashley Debnam, Abigail Maynard & Zoe Hinton.

C&K Basildon Ladies starting XI – Nikita Runnacles, Laken Duchar-Clark, Ellie Manning, Hayley West, Danica Revell, Kerry -Anne Stimson, April Bowers, Zoe Rushen (C), Angela Addison, Jay Blackie & Therese Addison. Subs – Jamie-Lee Bamford, Tilly Deacon, Amy Nash & Karissa Rodney.

 It’s Basildon to kick off the final 1st half wearing and all red kit with Brentwood lined up opposite wearing navvy shirts and shorts with blue socks. The ball played out long to the left Angela Addison immediately on the move down that flank, along with her twin sister Therese operating down the right side in attack the pair have been a revelation since breaking into the 1st team earlier in the season. Plenty of pace Angela Addison sees her ball knocked on in to the area intercepted the rebound coming straight to Basildon captain Zoe Rushen 20 yards out shoots over from a central position. 

   Rushen comes forwards again in support of Therese Addison on the right getting past her inside the right channel into the area her low crossed squared across the six yard box, goalkeeper Kelly Walker diving onto the ball for Brentwood. Coming forwards with the ball Laura Wheeler plays it forwards into Drew Allen on the left for Brentwood has help on the inside from Georgia Holdaway receiving the pass takes the ball on looking to get in behind the Basildon defence fouls Basildon’s Danica Revell in the process the free kick going against her.

   The Addison sisters are lively attacking down the flanks for Basildon on either side breaking forwards have the Brentwood defence pinned back, Therese’s cross from the right swerving over the crossbar. A coming together between Brentwood at the back between Emma Hooker and Amy Vernon as the ball is played long from Basildon up to Therese Addison sees the attacking running in clear behind, the ball skipping off the 3G surface Walker is able to advance towards the edge of her box and clear before the attacker can close her down.

   Walker then produces a great save to deny Angela Addison scoring the opening goal as she breaks clear on the left side pushing on into the top of the area before firing in a fierce shot, angling in near post Walker beats the ball away sending it spinning away across the face of goal out for a corner kick. A good delivery from the corner coming in centrally Jay Blackie rising to meet it with her head 8 yards out on target is caught high by Walker in the Brentwood goal. A dominant start to the match from Basildon, Brentwood opportunities to attack are limited, Wheeler plays the ball over the top for Chloe Wilkinson in attack to try and chase down too much to do as the ball is gathered by goalkeeper Nikita Runnacles at the top of her area.

  GOAL! 13 minutes on the clock and Basildon open the scoring a long range diagonal ball from midfield picking out Angela Addison breaking in behind the Brentwood defence coming into a central position controls the ball in the area 10 yards out before slotting a low shot past Walker to make it 0-1.

   Basildon continue to press forwards a good ball from Blackie in the middle coming to receive the ball sends Therese Addison away on the right her cross going long across the six yard box. Blackie charges down Walker’s clearance as she comes out of her area to clear the ball the ball rebounding away to her right, no Basildon player is there to capitalise as Brentwood captain Danielle Butler gets back to hook the ball clear. 

  Ellie manning comes on from right back to help Therese Addison the ball played on for her the attacker taking on the Brentwood defence into the area lays the ball back towards April Bowers arriving at the top of the area opening up her body to shoot puts her effort wide across goal at the far post. Bowers is the furthest forwards again for Basildon moments later throwing herself at the ball crossed in towards the far post from the right can’t quiet connect with the ball inside the six yard box. 

   Brentwood are busy in defence, Nicole Manning making a vital interception inside the area, Marie Barker back to win the ball passes onto Wheeler she looks to get Holdaway forwards, Hayley West winning the tackle against her at the back for Basildon, a swift counter attack the ball into Kerry-Anne Stimson on for Angela Addison breaking down the left side a mazy run on the ball the Brentwood defence back pedalling, tries to set up her sister moving into a central position top of the area, Manning cutting the pass out.

   The Addison sisters look to link up in attack once more both breaking away down either flank Therese putting the cross in earlier along the top of the box Angela with the knock on into the area Manning stays with her keeping her eye on the ball putting in the defensive block as the attacker goes to shoot the ball turned behind for the corner. An very good delivery from the corner on the left side an inswinging ball whipped in with pace Walker under pressure beating the ball away on her goal line before Basildon can pounce on the loose ball play is stopped with a Brentwood player down on the line. 

  A strong tackle by Wheeler on Blackie at the top of the area sees the Brentwood player win the ball after Ellie Manning gets forwards to cross into her from the right. Walker rushing out of her area slides into to win the ball from Angela Addison as the attacker bursts clear, does get the ball but takes Addison out too the referee awarding the free-kick. Rushen a dead ball specialist sends a shot from the angle in on goal Walker palming it up over her crossbar makes the save. The corner whipped in with pace towards the near post Angela Addison attempting the diving header can’t get anything on the ball as Brentwood scramble it clear.

  Laken Duchar-Clark with the ball on the right on for Bowers played into Rushen her shot from distance held comfortably by the keeper. Brentwood with a rare attack Jess Mills with the ball into Wilkinson has support coming from Barker she passes the ball out to Drew Allen on the left side looking to come in field now way past Ellie Manning as the full back puts in the challenge to regain possession of the ball. A caution for Mills as she blocks Angela Addison on the left the ball into the area defended by Hooker. Therese Addison takes on Vernon down the right getting the better of the full back wrong footing her top of the area gets inside pulling the trigger drags her low shot wide across the face of goal. Bowers with the ball for Basildon 30 yards out central goes to shoot her effort charged down is enough to deflect the ball narrowly wide of the far post a corner awarded.

GOAL! Closing on in on the last five minutes of the 1st half Basildon double their lead another good delivery from the corner a high ball played into the crowded six yard box a Brentwood head on the ball knocks the ball away from goal dropping to the edge of the area. Angela Addison eyes must light up as the ball is presented straight to her she strikes it sending a thunderbolt through the crowd into the back of the net beyond 0-2. 

 Angela Addison pressing with the ball turns inside from the left into the area her cross along the six yards box Blackie letting the ball run across her turns and shoots Allen back in defence blocking the ball it spins behind for the corner. Playing in short towards the top of the area the shot is taken the ball striking to post, players from both sides scrambling to get to the ball Walker has gone down with a knock the referee stopping play so she can receive treatment. 

 4 minutes of stoppage time to be played Basildon ending the 1st half as strongly as they started it pushing forwards, a cross squared in low from the left Walker misses her low catch at the top of her six yard box plenty of players in the area the ball pin-balling around as Brentwood put in the blocks a shot from Therese Addison squeezes through Walker recovering well back on her feet on her line saves with her legs the ball deflected away. 

   Rushen getting into the area sees her shot charged down by Vernon deflected away for a corner kick. The delivery in from the right going long across the top of the six yard box Angela Addison up to head the ball, Brentwood have the far post covered the defending the ball clear a late chance for Brentwood to break the ball played long Wilkinson giving chase, Runnacles having not had much to do in the 1st half alert and out to the edge of her area to gather the ball into her gloves. 

Half-time Brentwood Town Ladies 0-2 C&K Basildon Ladies

   2-0 half-time lead for Basildon have dominated the 1st half in attack, Brentwood have been defending well kept busy at the back keeping the scoreline down. Walker making some fine saves too. Haven’t created much going forwards with no attempts at goal pushed back into their own areas for large spells getting players up in support of Wilkinson in attack hasn’t been easy, the Addison twins posing a real threat on either flank for Basildon with Blackie, Rushen and Bowers though the middle all capable of creating something from distance if given room on the ball. At 2-0 however the final is far from being settled.

 A double change for Brentwood at the break, Mills and Wheeler off 20 and 3 on for Brentwood but without a final team-sheet to confirm which number belong to which player I can tell you no more. Brentwood to get the 2nd half underway I’ve come across to the opposite side to sit in the mainstand for the 2nd half the venue impressive under the floodlights. Basildon with the early attack regaining possession of the ball in the middle Rushen on for Angela Addison breaking in behind on the left the cross fired in centrally Walker coming out slides in well to save at Blackie’s feet. 

 GOAL! Ins’t long before Basildon extend their lead however as 3 minutes into the 2nd half Angela Addison completes her hat-trick. A lovely flighted long pass by Rushen up towards Addison inside the area left side great control the attacker turning inside her marker before driving her strike past the keeper into the back of the net 0-3.

 Brentwood are more than prepared to have a go at Basildon themselves when they can get forwards Barker receiving the ball in the middle brings it on before playing it forwards for Wilkinson she turns and drives at the Basildon defence, Revell standing her ground puts in the tackle. Holdaway trying to get a little more advanced to support Wilkinson 2nd half chests the ball down well moving to the left plays the ball inside West intercepting for Basildon the pass sent long with Angela Addison breaking away down the left touching in on into the area shoots putting the ball wide across the face of goal.

   Manning takes the ball on down the right for Basildon crossing the ball in low towards Therese Addison positioned near post 3 yards out closely marked her touch wrong-footing the Brentwood defender she gets a shot away Walker with the instinctive close range save beats the ball away. Basildon continue their dominance pushing players forwards, Barker back sliding in to stop Bowers setting up Blackie. Manning on down the right away her cross put in early into the area Walker keeps her eye on the ball catching cleanly as Bowers closes her down. 

  A shot at goal for Brentwood as the ball is played inside Wilkinson letting fly from 25 yards out her effort dragged wide doesn’t trouble Runnacles. Stimson has been the holding midfielder for Basildon a rare foray forwards she sees her shot from 25 yards out charged down. A corner on the right for Basildon whipped in near post defended well Brentwood try to break but the ball is lost. Therese Addison back to goal outside the box sees the ball into her body turns well moving inside onto to her right foot to shoot, Walker making another excellent save. 

  Brentwood get forwards the ball rolled out to Holdaway on the left her pass on for Allen she sends a squared cross into the area, Runnacles catching before Wilkinson can reach it. Walker is down injured looks painful as she stays down after colliding with Addison. Is a long pause in play as she receives treatment sadly cannot continue and has to come of Abigail Maynard the substitute goalkeeper onto the field. Play resumes Vernon with a fine tackle to stop Therese Addison on the right as she comes inside looking to take her on.

  GOAL! Moving into the final 15 minutes Basildon extend their lead, Angela Addison the provider this time as she is put away clear on the left side plenty of pace she fires the ball into the middle of the area aiming for Blackie, who shows great composure to let the ball run across her opening up her body to turn the ball wide past the keeper and on into the bottom corner of the net for a 0-4 lead.

  Brentwood go straight up the other end from the restart the game a little stretched showing a willingness to attack Runnacles has to make a save as the ball comes to Allen central 25 yards out has time to pull the trigger the ball arrowing in high on target Runnacles behind it tipping the shot up over her crossbar. The corner from the right going long and out at the far post. Brentwood come forwards Holdaway inside to Barker onto Wilkinson she tries to play Holdaway in behind on the left Manning stepping up to intercept the ball.

   A difficult ball for Maynard to deal with up the other end the high ball flung into the box from the left the keeper doing well to pluck the ball down from under her crossbar, Vernon kicking the ball away for the corner. 

 GOAL! From the 81st minute corner Basildon extend their lead, the delivery from Manning again very good fired in along the top of the six yards box the perfect high for Rushen who gets up highest to put her head on the ball and drive it into the goal 0-5. 

 A triple change for Basildon follows the goal with Runnacles, West and Bowers off, on come goalkeeper Jamie-Lee Bamford, Tilly Deacon in defence and Karissa Rodney in attack. Basildon press on winning a corner on the right the ball into the six yard box headed clear by Brentwood, Revell onto the ball outside the area screws her 20 yard shot wide of goal. The Brentwood defence will have a few ball prints adorning their bodies come the morning as they put in a succession of blocks inside the box in their determination to prevent Basildon scoring as repeated shots are taken, Manning, Vernon and Allen all putting their bodies in the way of the ball.

   Rodney with a chance to score for Basildon as the Addison sisters combine in attack Angela with the cross in long from the left Therese with the touch to square the ball back into Rodney central scoops the ball up over the crossbar from six yards out a deflection spotted a corner awarded. The keeper with a good save at close range from a Rodney shot at the near post. 

GOAL! Into stoppage time a bit to be played with the injury to Walker and Basildon score a sixth goal breaking from a Brentwood attack Duchar-Clark with the interception plays the past long the Brentwood defence stretched Rodney away in behind on the left Angela Addison running central into the box the cross squared into her she stays on her feet as the challenge comes in digging the ball out of her feet and slotting it past the keeper for her 4th of the match, putting Basildon into a 0-6 lead.

GOAL! The lead is further extended 4 minutes into stoppage time a free-kick wide right outside the box as Vernon up ended Therese Addison. Rushen over the set-piece goes for goal the ball going long towards the far post plenty of pace on the ball finds in gap in the crowded six yard box and nestles inside the post 0-7.

Full time Brentwood Town Ladies 0-7 C&K Basildon Ladies

   That’s it the final whistle blows and C&K Basildon Ladies win a fifth recorded equalling Essex Women’s County Cup Final a fourth successive County Cup win too. A dominant display right from the off getting players forwards. Brentwood knowing they would take some stopping battled well and defended well for large parts of the game but without being able to get the ball up the other end for any length of time the Basildon attacks were coming at them frequently. Some fine saves from Walker keeping the scoreline down was just 3-0 going into the final 10 minutes of the game. Basildon though are a strong side and have were composed and disciplined at the back.

Women’s Football East – Player of the Match

 A fairly straightforward choice for this evening’s Women’s Football East – Player of the Match. Lively right from the start and full of running with or without the ball at her feet creating plenty of goal scoring opportunities for herself and her teammates, and scoring 4 well taken goals in the final of the Essex Women’s County Cup it is of course Angela Addison.

C&K Basildon Ladies, 5 times Essex Women’s County Cup winners

 Congratulations to C&K Basildon Ladies on their record equalling County Cup success winning a 4th successive final. Ultimately a 7-0 loss but congratulation to go to Brentwood Town Ladies on reaching their 1st ever County Cup Final. An enjoyable trip to Aveley FC this evening.

The Round-Up – Essex 18/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th February

Essex Women’s County Cup

 Semi-finals this Sunday in Essex in both the Women’s County Cup and Trophy competitions. In the County Cup holders C&K Basildon Ladies are as strong as they have ever been leading the FAWPL Southern Division a bye in the quarter finals they began the defence of the County Cup at the semi-final stage at home to Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies playing 3 league below in the ERWFL Division One South. A big test for Little Thurrock Dynamos an occasion to be enjoyed nevertheless.

Captain Zoe Rushen scoring in the 10th minute to give Basildon the lead, the hosts created further chances didn’t add to their tally a 1-0 advantage at half-time. Therese Addison scoring early in the 2nd half doubled Basildon’s lead before Jay Blackie went on to score a hat-trick. A strong finish to the match seeing Addison and Rushen both score another each with April Bowers also getting on the scoresheet. 9-0 the final score with Blackie adding her 4th of the day in the closing stages.

   C&K Basildon’s opponents in this season’s Essex County Cup final will be Brentwood Town Ladies after they over came fellow ERWFL Premier Division side, Writtle Ladies on penalties after the sides drew 2-2 after extra-time. 1-1 in the regulation 90 minutes a close game all the way, Writtle taking the lead in extra-time Brentwood Town scoring late on to level it up at 2-2 and take the game into penalties. Marie Barker and Jessica Mills with their goals. Goalkeeper Kelly Warner making to saves in the shootout as Brentwood won 4-2 to reach the final of the competition.

  The Essex Women’s County Cup Final to be played at Aveley FC on Thursday March 29th with a 7:45pm kick-off hopefully Women’s Football East will be there.

Essex Women’s Trophy


2 goals for Silver End United Ladies, Megan Jiggins

The semi-finals of the Essex Women’s Trophy were also played this Sunday a new look to the competition this season and it was to one of these where I travelled, Conker Park to watch Silver End United Ladies from the ERWFL Division One North take on the Current holders of the Trophy, Frontier Ladies winning the competition in their 1st season. Just a place between them in the women’s football pyramid it looked to be a close game on paper. Silver End started the better of the 2 sides winning a series of corners before Frontiers got into the game themselves. The score 0-0 until late in the 1st half Silver End capitalised on a error from the Frontiers goalkeeper Rebecca Tyson slipping as she went to strike the ball, Megan Jiggins putting the ball into the empty net from outside the area. Late into the 1st half Silver End doubled their lead, Jiggins again getting in front of the keeper from a corner to turn the ball home to make it 2-0.

 Frontiers pushed hard for a goal in the 2nd half eventually getting it back to 2-1 as striker Sharon Ferguson cleverly lobbed goalkeeper Hannah Streetley from distance. Streetley though produced an excellent save to deny Ferguson the equaliser from a corner inside her six yard box. Silver End going on to win the match 2-1 an book their spot in the final.

  Silver End United Ladies will meet Hutton Ladies in the Essex Women’s Trophy final after the ERWFL Division One South side beat Essex Women’s Division One side Rayleigh Town Ladies 6-1 at home to book their final berth on Sunday. Hayley Critchell netting a brace for Hutton along with a goal each for Lucy Blurton, Amy Crumpler, Patrizia Leo and Kaitlin Sugg in a 6-1 win. Megan Harley with the goal for Rayleigh Town.

  The Essex Women’s Trophy Final is scheduled to be played Sunday 8th April a 3pm kick-off at Saffron Walden Town FC.

Essex Women’s Premier Division 

 3 league games played in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday. 3rd placed Lawford Ladies closing the gap on the top two, Frontiers Ladies and Hatfield Peverel Ladies with a 5-1 away win against Chelmsford City Ladies. Daisy Canny scoring another hat-trick to take her onto 21 for the season. There was also a goal for Jasmine Cox and Tyler Christou against her former club also scored a goal. Georgia Sleep with the goal for Chelmsford City.

   Chigwell Ladies 2nd bottom in the table earned a point at home to Eastern Avenue on Sunday in the Premier Division. The hosts leading 1-0 at half time Eastern Avenue coming into the game 2nd half despite a shortage of players to draw 2-2 with goals from Katie Peers and Teliscia Linton. Victoria Parker and Kimmilee Day from the penalty spot scoring the goals for Chigwell. 

 9th versus 8th in the other Premier Division match played this Sunday with Runwell Sports Ladies hosting Beacon Hill Rovers the scores tied at 1-1 at the break, Rachel Selfe on target for Runwell Sports. Mia Claydon scoring for Beacon Hill Rovers her 1st goal for the club. The game won 10 minutes from time the 3 points going to the hosts as Sophie Olley found the back of the net to score the winner for Runwell Sports who move to within a point of Beacon Hill Rovers.

Essex Women’s Division One

Two matches played in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday, Southend United Ladies move into 2nd spot in the table level on points with leaders Hullbridge Sports Ladies as they won away to Benfleet Villa Ladies. Georgia Raby netting a brace for the visitors, with Melissa Burton also getting a goal in a 3-0 win all the goals coming in the 2nd half.

   FC Clacton Ladies were at home on Sunday taking on bottom side Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. A comfortable win for Clacton collecting the 3 points with an 8-2 result lifting them up a place to 9th in the Division One table. Monique Black and Kelsey Honeywood scoring the goals for Chelmsford City.


The Round-Up – Essex 28/01/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th January

Essex Women’s County Cup

Cup action all the way in Essex this Sunday with weather affecting the County Cup and Trophy competitions last weekend rearranged along with action from the 2nd Round of the League Cup too.

   In the Essex Women’s County Cup, Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies, 2nd in ERWFL Division One South were hosting Essex Women’s Premier Division side Corringham Cosmos. A 1st half hat-trick from Georgia Fraser seeing Little Thurrock leading 3-1 at the break. Corringham coming back against their higher league opponents in the 2nd half to level the scores at 3-3. Into stoppage time and Eloise Ives found the back of the net to win the game 4-3 for Little Thurrock and send them through to the semi-finals. 

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

Brentwood Town Ladies v Writtle Ladies

C&K Basildon Ladies v Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies

 Both semi-finals scheduled to be played Sunday 18th February

Essex Women’s Trophy

Hutton Ladies were already through to the semi-finals of the Essex Women’s Trophy competition beating Collier Row Tigers 2-1. Also advancing through to the semi-finals are ERWFL Division One North side Silver End United Ladies after Hutton Ladies Reserves side couldn’t field a team.

  That left 2 quarter finals to be contested. Essex Women’s Trophy holders Frontiers Ladies were at home drawn against fellow Essex Women’s Premier Division side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Goals from Sharon Ferguson and Kelly Holsworth along with and own goal sealing a 3-1 victory for Frontiers to put them into the semi-finals. Sarah Taylor scoring the Beacon Hill Rovers goal.

 In the other quarter final tie in the Trophy competition it was an all Essex Women’s Division One affair with Rayleigh Town Ladies taking on Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. A tough day at the office for Chelmsford City up against a side in hot goal scoring form. Holly Gash pipped by a single goal to top scorer spot last time out wasn’t outdone this time around as she netted herself 4 goals in the game. Captain Isabelle Wallings wasn’t far behind however getting a hat-trick as did teammate Lily Aungier. Eleasha Reeves getting a brace, their were goals too for Francesca Browne, Anna Winfield and Megan Hurley in a 15-0 win to put Rayleigh Town onto the semi-finals.

That sees the draw for the semi-finals of the Essex Women’s Trophy look as follows again the games scheduled to be played Sunday 18th February:-

 Silver End United Ladies v Frontiers Ladies

Hutton Ladies v Rayleigh Town Ladies

Essex Women’s League Cup

A disrupted fixture list in the 2nd Round of the Essex Women’s League Cup with a few ties rolled over due to last weekends County and Trophy postponements. 3 ties were played however with last season’s beaten finalists Collier Row Tigers at home to fellow Essex Women’s Premier Division side Chelmsford City Ladies on Sunday. The hosts scoring through,Laura Bunton, Emma Harrison and Helen Moreira to win the game 3-1 to reach the quarter finals. Georgia Sleep with the goal for Chelmsford City.

   Two sides with plenty of goals in them as Premier Division side Lawford Ladies faced a potential banana skin at home to Division One high flyers, Leigh Ramblers Ladies. As it was a brace from Jasmine Cox moving her onto 14 goals for the season was enough to send Lawford through to the quarter finals of the League Cup with a 2-0 win.

   Essex Women’s Division One side, Benfleet Villa Ladies went into half-time in their home 2nd Round League Cup tie against Premier Division side with a goalless scoreline under their belts. in the end just a single goal was enough to win the tie going in the end to the visitors Harlow Town Ladies Reserves getting the result to send them through to the quarter finals, Tegan Burling getting the all important goal.

The Round-Up – 21/01/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 21st January

It was another weekend of disruption to the fixture lists across the East with more bad weather seeing a huge chunk of the scheduled games called off, a complete wipe out the the FAWPL in the Southern, South East Division One and FAWPL Cup. A handful of fixtures surviving elsewhere as a wet Saturday was followed by freezing conditions on Sunday morning turning to snow, sleet and rain unpleasant playing conditions for those fixtures that did get played 13 in all so it’s another all inclusive edition of The Round-Up this week.


Two games managed to beat the weather in the ERWFL this Sunday both in Norfolk. In the ERWFL Premier Division, Acle United Ladies were glad just to be playing again after a 7 week period of inactivity through a combination of postponed cup fixtures and teams then unable to field a side. Playing at The Flegg FDC the all weather pitch playable Acle were hosting bottom side Colney Heath Ladies knowing a win would lift them from 5th into 3rd position in the Premier Division table. The hosts taking an early lead, midfielder Laura Holden making it 1-0 in the 9th minute. Had more chances to extend the lead 1st half Colney Heath keeping them at bay until late on in the 44th minute as top scorer Megan Todd made it 2-0 with her 14th goal of the season. Colney Heath were quick to respond getting a goal in 1st half injury time to head into the dressing room 2-1 down, Nicola Hollick with the goal. More chances in the 2nd half but the goals weren’t breached again Acle claiming the 3 points with a narrow win. A game in hand on both 2nd placed Cambridge City Ladies and leaders Billericay Town Ladies with the points gap 4 and 5 respectfully.

 Cambridge United WFC Reserves travelled to Norfolk on Sunday to take on Wymondham Town Ladies at King’s Head Meadow the home side 3rd place in the table playing just their 8th league game of the season looking to close down the leading pair Ipswich Wanderers Ladies and King’s Lynn Town Ladies. In a rich vein of goal scoring form Wymondham have scored 27 goals in their last 3 league and cup games alone and got off to a blistering start against Cambridge going 3-0 up inside the opening 7 minutes! Kayleigh Holloway setting thing’s rolling with Wymondham’s 1st goal after 4 minutes quickly followed by a goal each for youngsters, Laura Nicholls and Mollie O’Callaghan. Things threatening to get away from Cambridge the visitors galvanised and kept Wymondham from going further in front. 3-0 at half-time it wasn’t until 2 minutes from time before Cambridge conceded again with Nicholls now 1 goal away from taking her tally to 30 so far for the season making it 4-0. The win moves Wymondham to within a point of 2nd placed Ipswich Wanderers who have played 6 games more.


A piece of sad news to bring you from Norfolk before we get into the weekends match action. Aylsham Ladies have withdrawn from the league having struggled to field a side this season. A real shame such a prominent member of women’s football in Norfolk in recent season’s certainly in the short history of the SWF Blog and Women’s Football East have some fond memories their 4-3 against Bungay Town Ladies a thrill to watch. Division One Champions too, a County Cup Final appearance aswell as winning the League Cup with 2 last gasp goals. Wishing everyone involved with the club all the best for the future and hopefully one day we will see Aylsham back in the NWGFL.

Aylsham Ladies winning the League Cup in 2016

   The withdrawal of Aylsham from the league sees their results expunged from Norfolk Women’s Division One meaning a change at the top with Bungay Town Ladies taking over from Sprowston Ladies who drop to 3rd place in the table. The two sides scheduled to meet in the league this Sunday the pitch at Malting’s Meadow in Bungay passing a late inspection. Bungay Town Ladies are in great form their only loss in the league coming back at the start of October visitors Sprowston are themselves unbeaten in the league going into the match. Emily Leach putting Bungay into the lead in the 1st half Sprowston drew level from the penalty spot. Bungay went on to retake the lead a goal from Selina Rowland putting them 2-1 up at half-time. The home side further extending their lead in the 2nd half with Nicola Hazell scoring along with Leach getting her 2nd to make it 4-1. Sprowston struck late on to reduce the deficit losing for the 1st time this season in the league 4-2 the 3 points taking Bungay 5 points clear at the top of the Division One table.

One game played in Division Two this Sunday with leaders FC Sprowston Ladies extending their lead at the top of the table to 6 points. Awarded an away win from a game in December came into the match at home to 2nd bottom Toftwood United Ladies looking to extend their 100% to 9 matches. Scoring plenty of goals in the process too, Charlie Head recently signed scoring 5 goals in the match, elsewhere the goals were spread out amongst Katie Fray, Tammy Graves, Rebecca Kirby, Nicole Read and Rosie Wickenden in an 11-0 win.


One game played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday and that was where Women’s Football East headed knowing the all weather pitch at The Ridgeon’s Stadium in Newmarket might hold up better than others. Passed inspection it was nevertheless a horrid and bitterly cold day with Newmarket Town Ladies 3rd in the table taking on 4th placed Cambridge City Ladies Development. Newmarket started the better of the 2 sides pressing Cambridge for the ball pushing forwards opened the scoring inside the opening 10 minutes Antonia Smith on hand inside the box to put the ball into the bottom corner of the net. Abbi Griffin just 18 years old making her 50th appearance for Newmarket this Sunday celebrated with a goal to make it 2-0. Jordanne Sillitoe making the lead 3-0 at half-time.

   Into the 2nd half and Newmarket extended their lead going 4-0 with Jess Linger putting home a free-kick from outside the box. Cambridge were better 2nd half getting the ball higher up the pitch and a headed goal from Rachel Littlewood pulled it back to 4-1. The win lifting Newmarket above St Ives Town Ladies into 2nd spot in the table with games in hand on leaders Netherton United Ladies. 

Elsewhere in Cambridgeshire it was the beginning of their County Cup competition the Women’s Invitation Cup. 2 ties beating the weather, ERWFL Premier Division side playing on 3G hosting Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side ICA Sports Ladies. It was the lower league side who struck 1st blood Lorna Hart putting ICA Sports 1-0 up before Cambridge City went on to equalise and go on to win the game 5-1. Bella Simmons netting 4 goals in the match with 16 year old Anna Kanz scoring her 1st goal for the senior team.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side St Ives Town Ladies were at home in the Invitation Cup taking on Championship South side, Cambridge Rangers Women. Goals from Stephanie Ransome, Hannah Seymour-Shove, Amy Seymour-Shove and Georgia Stancombe seeing St Ives Town progress with a 4-1 win.


In Essex it was quarter finals weekend in the Women’s County Cup 3 games to be played with holders C&K Basildon Ladies receiving a home walkover following the folding of Colchester Town Ladies. Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies game at home to Corringham Cosmos was postponed. That left 2 quarter finals to be played in less than pleasant conditions. 

    Harlow Town Ladies from ERWFL Division One South were taking on Premier Division side Writtle Ladies at the Harlow Arena. A goal in each half from Hannah Mold and Sophie Vale seeing Writtle through to the semi-finals.

2-0 was also the winning margin in the other Essex Women’s County Cup semi-final an all ERWFL Premier Division clash this one with two in form and local rivals locking horns once again, Billericay Town Ladies hosting Brentwood Town Ladies. A brace from Georgia Holdaway seeing the visitors progress the the semi-finals Brentwood with the 2-0 win.

Was also quarter finals weekend in the Essex Women’s Trophy competition however just 1 of the 4 ties beat the weather with Premier Division side Collier Row Tigers at home to ERWFL Division One South side, Hutton Ladies. The higher league side progressing to the semi-finals with a narrow 2-1 win goals from Hayley Critchell and Rianne Dimmock enough to see Hutton through despite Laura Bunton scoring for Collier Row Tigers.

  There was also some league action in Essex albeit restricted due to the weather in the Essex Women’s Premier Division, Lawford Ladies move back into 3rd position in the table with a 5-0 win at home to Eastern Avenue on Sunday. Jasmine Cox scoring twice with a goal each for Daisy Canny, Tyler Christou and Claire Gauntlett.

One game also on in Essex Women’s Division One and a big win away from home for Hullbridge Sports Ladies sees them return back to the top of the table with their 10th straight league win. Taking on FC Clacton Ladies, top scorers Broghan Kelly added another 5 goals to her season’s tally with a brace each for Patricia McWeeney and Christina Fragnito. With Sophie Fraser, Karley Hunt and Julia Setford all getting a goal each in a 12-1 win.

Beds & Herts

Just the one game to bring you from Beds & Herts in Division One 2nd placed Northwood Ladies moving to within 2 points of leaders St Albans Ladies with a big home win over bottom club Watton Ladies on Sunday. 3 players scoring a brace for Northwood Leanne Jones, Scarlett Keightley and Francesca Webster, there were goals to for Zamina Rehemtulla, Aliyah Ahmed and Emma Steele in a 9-0 win.


The Round-Up – Essex 19/11/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 19th November

A busy Sunday across Essex with the action taking place across 4 competitions one league fixture with ties in 3 separate cup competitions.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

  In the Essex Women’s Premier Division, Hatfield Peverel Ladies picked up another 3 points away from home to take them 4 points clear at the top of the table travelling to play 5th placed Eastern Avenue. Yasmin Cowley scoring a 15 minute hat-trick in the 1st half to help Hatfield Peverel into a 4-1 lead at half-time Kerry-Anne Stimson with the other goal. Cowley scoring twice more in the 2nd half to take her goals tally to 23 from 8 appearances. Victoria King also scoring in the last 15 minutes to see Hatfield Peverel win the game 7-2. Amara Diamond and Katie Peers with the goal in either half for Eastern Avenue.

Essex Women’s League Cup

One tie in the League Cup this Sunday in the Preliminary Round an all Essex Women’s Division Two clash with Billericay Town Ladies Reserves hosting league leaders Hullbridge Sports Ladies. A narrow 1-0 lead for the visitors in the 1st half a busy 2nd half saw a further 5 goals scored, Joanne Burgoyne and Giulia Francesconi both scoring for Billericay, Hullbridge Sports went on to score 3 more to win the game 4-2 with Christina Fragnito, Karley Hunt, Megan Marney and Broghan Kelly all getting a goal.

Essex Women’s County Cup

3 ties in the 3rd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup to decide the final 3 spots available in the quarter final draw with, holders C&K Basildon Ladies, Billericay Town Ladies, Writtle Ladies and Brentwood Town Ladies already there receiving a bye to this stage of the competition. Colchester Town Ladies too who have since unfortunately folded.

Harlow Town Ladies match at home to Essex Women’s Premier Division side Lawford Ladies was postponed.

  Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies from ERWFL Division One South were at home in the 3rd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup taking on Premier Division side Chelmsford City Ladies both sides in excellent form. It was the higher league side that came out on top to reach the quarter finals, goals from Sophie Dowman, Georgia Fraser and Eloise Ives seeing Little Thurrock Dynamos win 3-0.

  Essex Women’s Premier Division side Corringham Cosmos were hosting Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies from Division One new to the league this season. Corringham Cosmos with a strong 1st ha;f performance to lead 4-0 went on to win the tie 6-1 to reach the quarter finals. Chloe Sames netting a hat-trick. Rebecca Gallagher getting a brace along with one for Rachel Fleming the goalscorers.

Essex Women’s Trophy

A new format to the Essex Women’s Trophy this season with the sides knocked out of the 1st 2 rounds of the County Cup entering the competition. 7 ties in the 1st Round with Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves receiving a bye to the quarter finals.

Frontiers Ladies won the competition last season were drawn away to local rivals Harlow Town Ladies Reserves in the 1st Round of the Trophy. Leading 1-0 at half-time Frontiers went on to win the tie 3-1 in the 2nd half with Kay Foy, Emma Parker and Sharon Ferguson scoring the goals. Harlow’s goal coming through an unfortunate own goal from Frontiers.

   ERWFL Division One North side, Silver End United Ladies were hosting Essex Women’s Division Two side Southend United Ladies in the 1st Round of the Trophy. Goals from Stephanie A’Len and Megan Jiggins seeing the higher league side progress into the quarter finals.

 Extra-time was needed to separate Walden Ladies and Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies as the side met in the 1st Round of the Trophy, Walden in Division Two holding their Premier Division opponents 1-1 after 90 minutes Samantha Sunday scoring Walden’s goal. Jo Smeaton scoring for Beacon Hill Rovers she was to find the back of the net again in extra-time to send her side into the quarter finals.

   Also progressing to the quarter finals of the Essex Women’s Trophy are Collier Row Tigers, winning at home to fellow Premier Division side Chigwell Ladies. Lauren Bunton, Sarah Finch and Emma Harrison all scoring 2 goals each for the hosts with Daisy Chapman getting one goal in a 7-1 win. Victoria Parker scoring for Chigwell.

   A close contest between Leigh Ramblers Ladies and Hutton Ladies with the Essex Women’s Division Two side narrowly beaten by their higher league opponents, the ERWFL Division One South side progressing to the quarter finals with a 3-2 win. Hayley Critchell, Kaitlin Sugg and Laura Allen scoring their goals. Rebecca Dalgarno and Katherine Newton scoring for Leigh Ramblers.

In the final tie to bring you from the 1st Round of the Essex Women’s Trophy it was an all Essex Women’s Division Two clash with Rayleigh Town Ladies hosting Alresford Colne Rangers. Isabelle Wallings captaining Rayleigh Town taking her goals tally to 23 for the season with a brace on Sunday. Holly Gash also scoring for Rayleigh Town to see them advance to the quarter finals courtesy of a 3-1 win. Jasmine Warner with the goal for Alresford. 

Hutton Ladies Reserves home match against Waltham Forest Ladies was postponed.

The Round-Up – Essex 15/10/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th October

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Two games in the Essex Women’s Premier Division and leaders Hatfield Town Ladies continued their winning start to the season recording a 4th straight league win away to Hutton Ladies Reserves to pull 3 points clear at the top of the table. A close result however Laura Allen scoring for Hutton, Hatfield Peveral edged the win 2-1 thanks to goals from Christa Osman and Donna Fletcher in the 1st half.

   Runwell Sports Ladies climb up the Premier Division table from 7th into 4th winning at home against bottom side Chigwell Ladies on Sunday. Chigwell led at half-time goals from Claire Huggins and Victoria Parker. Runwell Sports came back strongly in the 2nd half to win the game. Danielle Stace scoring the goal in the 1st half Samantha Delves levelled the scores 5 minutes into the 2nd half before going on to complete a hat-trick with Sophie Ottey adding a 5th goal for Runwell with 10 minutes left.

Essex Women’s Division One

 With the top two not in league action in Essex Women’s Division One this weekend 3rd placed Southend United Ladies took full advantage by winning their 4th straight league match at the start of the season to move level on points with Hullbridge Sports Ladies at the top. At home to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves, Southend won comfortably 6-0 with 6 different names on the score sheet too, Charlotte Anderson, Morgan Hayes, Emily Pert, Georgia Raby, Lily-Maree Halliday and Lydia Weekley.

Alresford Colne Rangers are up to 4th in the Division One table as they also scored 6 goals at home to beat local rivals FC Clacton Ladies on Sunday. Joanne Harvey on target with a hat-trick their were goals too for Jasmine Warner, Cassandra Villa and Vicky Hall didn’t have it all their own way at the other end however with FC Clacton scoring 3 goals themselves, Sadie Cullen, Amy Hartley and Charlotte Warren on the scoresheet.

  Plenty of goals in the last game to bring you from Division One too with Walden Ladies hosting Rayleigh Town Ladies. The visitors losing out in a high scoring encounter last weekend despite scoring 4, scored 3 times this Sunday and still ended up on the losing side Eleasha Reeves and a brace from Isabella Wallings. Walden’s Andi Wright scored 3 goals herself with a goal each for Kin Jeffery and Rachel Linsdell securing a 5-3 win moving Walden up into 5th place in the table.

Essex Women’s County Cup

6 ties in the 2nd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup took place this Sunday. It was an all Harlow Town affair with the 1st team drawn against their Reserves side. A league between them the 1st team making sure they didn’t have egg on their faces come the final whistle both Lily Bruno and Tayla Handscombe scoring twice in the 1st half their were also goals for Charley Sandford and Hannah Clifford. A tighter 2nd half further goals were added but only on the final 10 minutes with both Bruno and Handscombe completing their hat-tricks in an 8-1 win.

An all ERWFL Division One South clash in the 2nd Round between Hutton Ladies at home Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies. Another narrow result between the 2 sides with Little Thurrock Dynamos progressing to the 3rd Round thanks to a singe goal scored by Sophie Dowman.

Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves were at home to fellow Essex Women’s Division One side Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies. The league newcomers powering their way into the 3rd Round of the County Cup. Lauren Beard top scoring for Dagenham & Redbridge with 4 goals. Pauline Adeyemo grabbing a hat-trick, goals too for Daisy Cook and Sade Walters in a 9-0 win.

  Better news for Chelmsford City Ladies 1st team as they beat fellow Premier Division side Frontiers Ladies 2-1 to progress in the County Cup on Sunday. Goals from captain Gaby Freedman and Tyler Christou enough to cancel out Frontiers goal scored by Kay Foy.

  Daisy Canny was amongst the goals for Lawford Ladies once again this Sunday as the Premier Division side hosted Division One high flyers Leigh Ramblers on Sunday in the County Cup 2nd Round. Canny scoring 4 goals in the match with Keeley Brickwood and Jade Heath also on target with a goal each in a 6-2 win to progress.

Lastly Corringham Cosmos from the Essex Premier Division overcame Division One side Waltham Forest Ladies 8-0 at home to reach the 3rd Round of the County Cup. Leading 2-0 at half-time went on to score 6 more goals 2nd half. Rebecca Gallagher and Chloe Sams both scoring a hat-trick. Rachel Fleming and Nicole-Marie Mitchell also on target with a goal each.

Three ties in Round 3 of the Essex Women’s County Cup with, C&K Basildon Ladies, Billericay Town Ladies, Brentwood Town Ladies, Colchester Town Ladies & Writtle Ladies all joining the competition at the quarter final stage. 3rd Round ties to be played Sunday 19th November.

Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies v Chelmsford City

Harlow Town Ladies v Lawford Ladies

Corringham Cosmos v Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies

  The losing sides from Rounds 1 & 2 go on to contest the Essex Women’s Trophy.

The Round-Up – Essex 24/09/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 24th September

Essex Women’s County Cup

3 more games from the 1st Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup settled this Sunday. 4 goals from Chloe Sams plus one for Rebecca Gallagher saw Premier Division side Corringham Cosmos over come Division One newcomers Rayleigh Town Ladies to progress through to the 2nd Round of the competition. 

Frontiers Ladies required extra-time to progress through to the 2nd Round drawn away to fellow Premier Division side Chigwell Ladies in the 1st Round. Frontiers leading 2-1 at half-time Chigwell found an equaliser in the 2nd half to force the game into the extra half-hour. Frontiers then going on to score twice more to win 4-2 their goalscorers, Kay Foy and Freya Liiv with Adele Hughes scoring twice. Victoria Parker scoring both the goals for Chigwell.

 It was an all ERWFL Division One clash in the 1st Round with North side Silver End United Ladies hosting South side Harlow Town Ladies. A brace for Davina Smith along with goals for Abbey Dell, Lucy Sende and Paige Horwood sending Harlow Town through to the 2nd Round win a 5-1 win.

Six ties to be contested in the County Cup 2nd Round scheduled to be played Sunday 15th October and are listed below; – 

Hutton Ladies v Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies

Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves v Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies

Corringham Cosmos v Waltham Forest Ladies

Harlow Town Ladies v Harlow Town Ladies Reserves

Lawford Ladies v Hullbridge Sports Ladies

Chelmsford City Ladies v Frontiers Ladies

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Not much action in the Essex Women’s Premier Division yet with only half the sides playing 2 games so far, Corringham Cosmos and Lawford Ladies not of the mark yet in the league. Eastern Avenue were starting their league campaign at home this Sunday taking on Chelmsford City Ladies who had won their opening league game of the season. A close game a single goal winning the match was scored by Eastern Avenue’s Katie Peers with 20 minutes left to see them win their 1st league game.

  Also starting their league campaign were Collier Row Tigers away to newly promoted Harlow Town Ladies Reserves. The visitors moving straight into 2nd position with a comfortable 5-0 win a hat-trick for Laura Bunton along with a goal each for Daisy Chapman and Helen Moriera.

Hutton Ladies Reserves were another side starting their league season on Sunday at home to Runwell Sports Ladies who had lost their opening match of the season. A close 1st half Runwell Sports led Hutton 2-1, Rachel Selfe and Samantha Delves with their goals. Delves added her 2nd goal 5 minutes into the 2nd half. Frances Murphy making it 4-1 Gemma Vine making the final score 5-1 in the last 10 minutes.

Essex Women’s Division One

5 games played in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday, Hullbridge Sports hitting double figures away from home against Benfleet Villa Ladies to make it 2 wins from 2 at the top of the league. Broghan Kelly scoring 4 goals in the match, Jennifer Lyttle getting a hat-trick. Megan Murray scored a brace for Hullbridge and their were goals each for Danni Dorrington and Patricia McWeeney in an 11-0 win.

Leigh Ramblers Ladies are up to 2nd spot in Division One after beating Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies away from home on Sunday. Te score level at 1-1 at half-time Leigh Ramblers went to to score 3 goals in the 2nd half to win 4-1. Madeleine Archer scoring twice with a goal a piece for Emily Diwell and Katherine Newton. Pauline Adeyemo scoring in the 1st half for Dagenham & Redbridge.

Alresford Colne Rangers relegated from the Premier Division last season began their league campaign with a good win away to Billericay Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Joanna Harvey netting a hat-trick the other 4 goals were shared amongst, Vicki Hall, Claire Rouse, Cassandra Villa and Jasmine Warner, the win putting Alresford straight into 4th position in the Division One table. 

Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves won their 1st game of the season on Sunday beating FC Clacton Ladies away from home this Sunday. Chloe Williamson scoring a hat-trick with Emma Hooke also on target with a goal in a 4-2 victory.

Also getting their league season off to a winning start are Walden Ladies also relegated from the Premier Division after last season at home to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves a hat-trick for Kim Jeffery and a goal for Samantha Sunday starting them off with 3 points.

The Round-Up – Essex 17/09/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 17th September

Essex Women’s County Cup

This Sunday in Essex attention was on the 1st Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup with 5 ties being played. Harlow Town Ladies Reserves handed a home win after Eastern Avenue couldn’t field a team.

Chelmsford City Ladies were at home taking on Division One newcomers Southend United Community. The Premier Division side holding a narrow 2-1 advantage and half-time went on to extend their lead 2nd half eventually winning 5-2. Georgia Sleep scoring twice, Mia Brisley and Angela Holden also getting a goal along with Rosie Coe from the penalty spot. Laura Johnson and Emily Pert with the goals in each half for Southend.

ERWFL Division One South were finally playing their 1st game of the season in the Essex Women’s County Cup 1st Round drawn at home to Premier Division side Collier Row Tigers, Kate Lowen scoring 5 goals for Hutton as they advanced with a 6-0 win. 

  Not so good news for Hutton Ladies Reserves as they were knocked out of the Essex Women’s County Cup by Division One newcomers Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies. The score level at 1-1 at half-time Dagenham & Redbridge went on to score the winner to knock the Premier Division side out of the competition. Daisy Davies and Fran Pridie with Dagenham & Redbridge’s goals.

  In the all Division One tie between Leigh Ramblers Ladies and Hullbridge Sports a single goal scored by Broghan Kelly was the difference between the sides as Hullbridge Sports make it through to round two of the County Cup.

   The 1st game of the season for Premier Division side Lawford Ladies in the 1st Round of the County Cup hosting Walden Ladies, had their scoring boots on too with a comfortable double figure win there were braces for 3 players, Ella Boyden, Daisy Canny and Jasmine Cox. Zoe Perkins. Keeley Blackwood, Susan Jackson and Gemma Issacs also grabbing a goal in the tie.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

One match played in the Essex Women’s Premier Division One Sunday with Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies at home to Chigwell Ladies. Goalless after 45 minutes Beacon Hill Rovers edged Chigwell to the points with goals from Demi Cassey and Jo Smeaton scoring a penalty to win their 1st league game of the season 2-1, Grace Holt on target for Chigwell.

The Round-Up – Essex 10/09/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 10th September

A late change to the league structure in Essex this season having initially seen an increase of sides going up to 30 a 3rd league was created with 10 sides in each sadly a 5 sides have since not gone on to start or in the case of Wickford Town Ladies 1st and Reserves side have folded.. for now at least that left 25 sides a adjustment has seen Essex revert back to 2 leagues 12 in the Premier Division, 13 in Division One including 7 new sides. 

Essex Women’s Premier Division

The adjustment saw both Hatfield Peveral Ladies and Harlow Town Reserves Ladies join the already promoted Corringham Cosmos and Frontiers Ladies in the Premier Division from Division One. Also restored to the Premier Division, Hutton Ladies Reserves. Harlow Town Ladies 1st team Champions last season move up to the ERWFL. A tough call to say who will win the title this time around both Frontiers and Corringham Cosmos will be strong contenders with Lawford Ladies emerging as a force last season. Chelmsford City are usually there or thereabouts too.

   Hatfield Peveral Ladies now promoted to the Premier Division couldn’t have gotten their season off to a better start beginning away to Chigwell Ladies. Yasmin Cowley opening the scoring for the visitors in the 6th minute made it 2-0 5 minutes later. Hatfield took control of the game with 10 minutes left in the 1st half Victoria King finding the back of the net. That was soon followed by two more quickfire goals for Cowley. A 5-0 lead at half-time Hatfield kept up the pressure 2nd half Megan Warner extending the lead to 6-0 with King going on to score 2 more to complete her hat-trick in between Cowley scoring her 5th of the game to see Hatfield Peveral win 9-0.

   Chelmsford City Ladies began the Premier Division season at home to Runwell Sports Ladies, Frances Murphy scoring in the 10th minute for the visitors, Chelmsford went into the break 2-1 in front. Went on to take control of the game in the 2nd half. Georgia James scoring 2 goals, Mia Brisley, Tyler Christou, Shannon Hughes and Charlotte Palmer all opening their accounts with the final score being 6-1 to the hosts.

  Frontiers Ladies formed last season finished as Division One Champions aswell as winning the Essex Women’s Trophy. Began life in the Premier Division with a local derby away to Harlow Town Ladies Reserves. Due to pitch issues the game was switched around. It didn’t affect Frontiers who were quickly in front Kelly Holsworth firing home from 35 yards. Jill Bartholomew scoring from a corner to see Frontiers into a 2-0 lead at half-time. Harlow Town Reserves pulled the score back to 2-1 in the 2nd half, Casey Lunn with the 25 yard shot. Frontiers were quick to respond Sharon Ferguson restoring their 2 goal lead. The 3 points secured late on with Freya Liiv on hand to score after Holsworth’s free-kick struck the crossbar.

Essex Women’s Division One

A huge influx of new sides joining the Essex Women’s County League with 7 new names in total. Both ERWFL Premier Division sides, Billericay Town Ladies and Brentwood Town Ladies have set-up a reserve side. Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies, Southend United Ladies, Leigh Ramblers Ladies and Rayleigh Town Ladies also come in along with the returning Hullbridge Sports after a season’s absence.

10 of the 13 sides in action on the opening Sunday and plenty of goals scored in those matches too. FC Clacton Ladies are the early table toppers hitting double figures away from home on the opening day. Entering their 2nd season were playing Benfleet Villa Ladies also beginning their 2nd season. Both Charlotte Warren and Lauren Lucas started the season by scoring a hat-trick for FC Clacton. The final score 11-0 the other 5 goals were shared out amongst, Louise Hayles, Abbie Hooper, Danielle Leonard, Sasha Moy and Daisy Hodgson.

Returning to the Essex Women’s Football league after a season’s absence Hullbridge Sports Ladies had previously enjoyed a successful if brief spell. Now back they have several off their old squad back along with some new faces joining from Wickford Town Ladies. Were away from home this Sunday beginning their season at another new side Billericay Town Ladies Reserves got off to a great start leading 4-0 by half-time went on t repeat that goals tally 2nd half to run out 8-0 winners. Broghan Kelly netting 4 of those goals. Danni Dorrington, Karley Hunt, Patricia McVeeney and Grace Francis also on target with a goal each.

Another new side racing into a 4-0 lead on the opening day was Southend United Ladies at home to Waltham Forest Ladies on the opening weekend. Ria Toovey breaking the deadlock on the 20th minute. Goals coming in regular intervals after that with Lauren Johnson scoring a brace on 25 and 40 minutes with Emily Pert scoring a goal in between. Substitutes Charlotte Anderson and Lily-Maree Halliday extended Southend’s lead in the 2nd half. Fanni Csikos getting a goal for Waltham Forest 6-1 the winning score.

Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies have been extremely busy on social media promoting their new side and finally the competitve action could begin this weekend rearing to go were hosting Brentwood Town Ladies new Reserve side. Dagenham & Redbridge enjoyed a good opening 45 minute holding a 3-0 lead at half-time closer 2nd half both sides scoring the final score 4-1 to Dagenham & Redbridge, Pauline Adeyemo scoring a brace with a goal each for Fran Pridie and Hannah Humphreys.

Another opening day game against 2 new sides to Division one was a good contest between Leigh Ramblers at home to Rayleigh Town Ladies with the home side eventually running out 4-2 winners Leigh Ramblers scoring 3 goals in the 1st half lead 3-1 Emily Diwell with 2 goals substitute Abi Brown also scoring with Paige White firing home from the penalty spot for Leigh Ramblers to win the 3 points. Holly Gash and Isabelle Wallings scoring the goals for Rayleigh Town.

Going to be an interesting league to watch this season with so many new sides now way to predict who will emerge as Champions several sides have that as their target no doubt.

Essex Women’s County Cup

Cup action in Essex too at the weekend with two ties being played in the Essex Women’s County Cup. A Preliminary Round, Beacon Hills Rovers Ladies from the Premier Division were hosting ERWFL Division One South side Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies. A comfortable victory in the end for the higher league side despite Beacon Hill Rovers scoring 3 goals, Sophie Dowman netting a hat-trick for Little Thurrock. Captain Abbie Simmonds and Courtney Fraser both with 2 goals each. A goal for Taylor Adcock along with and own goals seeing them into the 1st Round with a 9-3 win.

  In the other Preliminary Round tie Alresford Colne Rangers were hosting Premier Division side Corringham Cosmos. 4 goals for Chloe Sams along with a brace for Rachel Fleming and a goal from Rebecca Gallagher seeing the visitors progress to the 1st Round with a 7-0 win.

The Round-Up – Essex 19/02/17

The Round-Up

Essex – Sunday 19th February

Essex Women’s County Cup

 County Cup semi-final weekend in Essex, was a repeat of last season’s cup final in the 1st semi-final with County Cup Holders, C&K Basildon Ladies away to Writtle Ladies. The FAWPL Southern Division side playing 2 leagues above Writtle proving too strong an opponent on the day winning comfortably 8-0 to reach the Final. Angela Addison netting a hat-trick. Sara Sinclair also on target with a brace. The other goals scored by Stacey Little, Amy Nash and captain Zoe Rushen.

   Their opponents in the Essex Women’s County Cup Final will be Billericay Town Ladies after they came from behind at home to beat Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies. The ERWFL Division One side going in front in the 18th minute, Eloise Ives with the goal. The lead didn’t last long however with Billericay Town equalising just 3 minutes later. 1-1 at half-time Billericay Town went on to take the lead going ahead on 62 minutes. The victory only secured late into the game with a goal 2 minute from time plus a 4th in stoppage time. Captain Lindsey Morgan scoring a brace with Paris Smith and Rosi Webb getting a goal each.

 The Essex Women’s County Cup Final between Billericay Town Ladies and C&K Basildon Ladies is scheduled to be played Thursday 13th April at AFC Hornchurch with a 7:30pm KO.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

3 matches played in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday with runaway leaders Harlow Town Ladies making it 14 straight wins in the league this season to move onto 42 points away to Wickford Town Ladies in 8th place won the game 8-0 making it 82 league goals for the season with just 3 conceded. 

 Runwell Sports Ladies in 4th place in the Premier Division table missed out on a chance to go level on points with 2nd and 3rd placed Lawford Ladies and Chelmsford City Ladies after they were beaten at home by Collier Row Tigers. Chelsea Stephens scoring for Runwell Sports, Collier Row Tigers in 7th took all 3 points with a 3-1 win.

6th placed Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies also missed out on a chance to move up the table as they suffered a shock home defeat to bottom side Hutton Ladies Reserves who recorded their 1st league victory of the season after 14 attempts the 3 points taking them off the bottom, with Walden Ladies dropping to the foot of the table. Both Jo Smeaton and Demi Cassey scored a goal for Beacon Hill Rovers, however Hutton Ladies Reserves responded with 4 goals at the other end to take the 3 points.

Essex Women’s League Cup

One out standing tie left to be played in the Essex Women’s League Cup this Sunday with Lawford Ladies travelling to play fellow Premier Division side Walden Ladies. Lawford booking their place in the quarter-finals due to be played on the 5th of March with a 4-1 win. The 4 quarter final ties are listed below:

Hatfield Peveral Ladies v Chigwell Ladies

Lawford Ladies v Wickford Town Ladies

Collier Row Tigers v Harlow Town Ladies Reserves

Frontiers Ladies v Corringham Cosmos

Essex Women’s Division One 

There were also 3 matches played in Essex Women’s Division One at the weekend and with the top 2 not in league action it was a chance for 3rd placed Hatfield Peveral Ladies to close the gap at the top were away to bottom side Waltham Forest Ladies who had conceded 29 goals in their last 2 league games. A close scoreline in the end Hatfield Peveral scoring twice in the 1st half, Megan Warner with both goals on 30 and 35 minutes. Karla Joseph scoring a 3rd, just enough to take all 3 points with Waltham Forest scoring twice at the other end their closest defeat of the season so far.

  6th placed Harlow Town Ladies were hosting the side immediately above them on Sunday, Collier Row Athletic, the visitors taking the lead late in the 1st half. Harlow Town came back to equalise in the 2nd half then go on to win the game 2-1 Lauren Yeates with both the goals the win taking Harlow Town above Collier Row Athletic into 5th place in the Division One table.

A Kayla-Marie Everett hat-trick plus goals for Emma Sharpe, Emily Kendle and Megan Bliss saw Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves win at home 6-2 against Benfleet Villa Ladies on Sunday to keep them in touch with the sides in the middle of the table.