A handful of matches played in Essex this weekend, just 4 taking place spread across 4 different competitions.
One game played in the Essex Women’s Premier Division featuring the top two with unbeaten league leaders Collier Row Tigers hosting Silver End United Ladies both clear of the sides below. Collier Row coming into the game off the back of a 25-0 mauling of Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves in the League Cup last weekend found it alot harder to break down a stubborn Silver End United defence this Sunday got the win in the finish though an own goal seeing them win 1-0 to move 6 points clear at the top.
Essex Women’s League Cup
One outstanding tie to be played in this season’s Essex Women’s League Cup an all Division One clash between Hutton Ladies Reserves and Tigers Ladies. The game switched to Tigers ground with Hutton’s waterlogged. Ellie Wallace with her 10th goal of the season firing Tigers into a 9th minute lead. Leigh Gell with her first goal for the side doubling Tigers advance 9 minutes later. 2-0 up at the break, Poppy Le-Beau came off the bench to make her first appearance for Tigers to score on her debut with 18 minutes left to send Tigers into the last 8 of the competition.
The 2nd/Quarter Final games being played this coming Sunday 15th a 1:30pm KO the draw as follows:-
Collier Row Tigers v Billericay Town Ladies Development
Frontiers Ladies v Southend United Ladies
Chelmsford City Ladies v Silver End United Ladies
Runwell Sports Ladies v Tigers Ladies
Essex Women’s Division One
Leaders Corringham Cosmos Ladies were away to Aveley Ladies this Sunday in Division One, the pair the early pacesetters, Corringham have dropped just 2 points so far this season, Aveley in a false position having struggled for points in recent games falling to 6th in the table. Corringham with Michelle Sumpter leading the attack opening the scoring at the weekend with her 23rd goal of the season midway through the 1st half, Rebecca Corcoran hitting a 1st half brace too to see Corringham come away with the 3 points winning 3-1, Bethany Murray scoring for Aveley.
Tiptree & District Cup
A game played too this Sunday in the Tiptree & District Cup, Rayleigh Town Ladies at home to Frontiers Ladies. Rayleigh coming out on top at in the all Premier Division cash to advance with a 2-1 victory the win secured thanks to goals from Eleasha Reeves and Nancy Craven both on the scoresheet for the first time this season. Kelly Holdsworth getting the goal for Frontiers.
A great result for Collier Row Tigers last weekend beating ERWFL side Hutton Ladies 7-4 to reach the last four of the Essex Women’s County Cup. Back to the league this weekend confidence high unbeaten dropping just two points so far this season 20 games without defeat overall top of the Premier Division were on the road taking on Rayleigh Town Ladies. Laura Bunton continues to enjoy herself in front of goal scoring another brace at the weekend to see her move to 38 goals for the season. Chloe Jackson alos bagging herself a brace moves onto 5 goals. Fran Pridie and Emma Harrison with her 11th strike of the season seeing Collier Row Tigers to a 6-1 victory keeping them 6 points clear at the top of the table Jess Bowen on the scoresheet for Rayleigh.
Silver End United Ladies 2nd in the Premier Division made it back to back away wins on Sunday claiming the 3 points against Southend United Ladies at the weekend. Silver End not at their best scoring in the first half Rosi Webb with her 11th goal of the season putting them ahead, Were pushed all the way by Southend thwarting them in defence the hosts unlucky not to take anything from the game Silver End remain 6 points behind Collier Row with a game in hand although they are fast running out in the league.
Frontiers Ladies are still there just haven’t played a competitive game since mid November that seeing them drop down the Premier Division table. Were finally back in action at home to bottom side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies at the weekend. A single goal enough for Frontiers to win all three points and move back above Southend United Ladies into 5th position. Calley Meville-Taylor with the goal her first for Frontiers and with games in hand on the sides above could yet push for a top 3 finish.
Essex Women’s Division One
Two games played in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday and Runwell Sports Ladies close to within a point of leaders Corringham Cosmos Women win a four straight league win at home to Aveley Ladies on Sunday, Danielle Dorrington recently joining the squad making her 2nd appearance scoring her first goals scoring twice to see Runwell Sports clinch a 2-0 result. Have played 3 games more than Corringham but have an iron grip of 2nd spot 8 points clear of 3rd placed Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development.
A tense battle in the middle of the Division One table Chigwell Ladies in 5th hosting 6th placed Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Stacy Bott on target for a brace to see Leigh Ramblers win the match 2-0 to move back above Tigers Ladies into 6th with games in hand on the sides above.
Essex Women’s Trophy
One outstanding quarter final tie to be played in the Essex Women’s Trophy postponed from last weekend Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves were hosting Hutton Ladies Reserves. Were actually scheduled to meet in the league the Trophy taking precedence. Hutton with a strong performance to book their spot in the last 4 of the competition beating Chelmsford 9-0 to set up a semi-final clash away to ERWFL Division One South side Lawford Ladies on Sunday 16th February. Billericay Town Ladies Reserves hosting Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies in the other Trophy semi-final.
The County Cup action quarter final action continues across this weeks edition of The Round-Up, with a place up of grabs in both the Essex Women’s County Cup and Trophy competitions this Sunday. A strong line-up in the last 8 of the County Cup competition. Current holder Billericay Town Ladies amongst the title challengers in FAWNL South East Division One away to a side hoping to join them in the league next season Harlow Town Ladies currently top of the ERWFL Premier Division. Early chances for Billericay saves from the goalkeeper to deny the visitors the dead lock broken midway through the first half Billericay with a throw high on the left keeping possession before squaring the ball into the area for Zoe Rushen to control and lay off for Jay Blackie to collect and strike home from 20 yards out. Harlow back on level terms less than 5 minutes later Blackie scoring at the other end the sun an issue at that end of the ground a free-kick played in high by Amy Nash, Blackie up to try and head clear instead looped back over everyone to fall inside the post. Billericay keeping the pressure on pushing on further opportunities retaking the lead in the 36th minute a corner from the right long beyond the far post laid back to Therese Addison free in the box to lash home to make it 2-1. Billericay leading at half-time. Karissa Rodney giving the visitors a 2 goal cushion with 20 minutes left to play following good work by defender Lucy Jones up on the left a high ball played in towards the far post Rodney ghosting in to smash the ball home and send the holders into the last four.
A Basildon derby in the quarter finals on Sunday as AFC Basildon Women’s first team were drawn ‘away’ to their Development side in the quarter finals of the County Cup. A Basildon side gaurenteed to reach the semi-finals a good contest with both goalkeepers called into action to make a number of fine save Amy Dodds awarded player of the match for the Development side the first team coming out on top with Courtney Clarke their star performer the winning score 6-0.
AFC Basildon Women’s Courtney Clarke (photo credit Little James Photography)
Plenty of goals too else where in the quarter finals of the Essex Women’s County Cup. ERWFL Premier Division newcomers Bowers & Pitsea Ladies at home looking to progress as they took on Leigh Ramblers Ladies new to the ERWFL themselves, Bowers & Pitsea not taking their lower league opponents lightly having fallen foul to them in the Women’s FA Cup last season. In the end a 7 goal thriller between the sides including a stoppage time winner. A fantastic start to the game by Bowers & Pitsea taking the lead in the 10th minute Sade Walters laying the ball back for Donna Fletcher to smash in from 20 yards. The hosts applying plenty of pressure looking good going forwards further chances coming it was against the run of play though that Leigh Ramblers came back to level the scores. Bowers & Pitsea undeterred kept up their attacks it was the visitors though who would take the lead late in the first half, a mix-up at the back leading to the ball been stolen and lobbed over the keeper to make it 2-1. Bowers & Pitsea seeing an immediate reply chalked off for offside.
Leigh Ramblers 2-1 up at the break, Bowers & Pitsea out of the blocks quickly to equalise Sade Walters heading home from a Megan Harley cross in the 49th minute. An exciting cup tie both teams giving it their all the game moving onto the final 15 minutes and the visitors were in front again latching onto a loose pass in midfield to take the ball on slide into the bottom corner Leigh Ramblers 3-2 ahead. Bowers & Pitsea coming back for a 2nd time in the match 5 minutes later Courtney Fraser setting up Georgia Fraser in space to slot the ball home 3-3 the game on a knife edge into stoppage time 92 minutes on the clock Ronni Harrison with the pass into Georgia Fraser her short cannoning down off the crossbar up into the roof of the net to see Bowers & Pitsea with it 4-3.
Plenty of goals in both Collier Row Tigers top of the ECWFL Premier Division and Hutton Ladies from the ERWFL Division One South. Hutton unbeaten in the league reaching the last 4 of the County Cup last season aiming to repeat the feat scoring 4 goals in the tie. However that wasn’t enough as Collier Row Tigers saw the ECWFL represented in the semi-finals of the County Cup as they put 7 goals past their opponents to win the game. No goals for top scorer Laura Bunton last weekend she was saving them for this Sunday scoring a hat-trick putting her on 36 for the season to date. Emma Harrison netting a brace moves into double figures with a goal each for Ammarah Ali and Helen Moriera.
The draw made live on BBC Essex radio just a short while ago the semi-final line up as follows ties to be played Sunday 16th February:-
Bowers & Pitsea Ladies v Collier Row Tigers
Billericay Town Ladies v AFC Basildon Women
Essex Women’s Trophy
The quarter finals too for the Essex Women’s Trophy this weekend. Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies already through to the last four of the competition after being awarded the away win agianst Holland Ladies. One tie falling foul to the weather Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves home game with Hutton Ladies Reserves. That left two games to be played.
Lawford Ladies reaching the final of the competition last season haven’t had the best of season’s so far in the league the ERWFL side facing Bowers & Pitsea Ladies in last seasons final were at home to their new Development side in the quarter finals this time around. A slow start from the visitors Lawford taking the lead inside the opening 5 minutes. Bowers & Pitsea coming back to level the scores Sophie Thomas finding the top corner. Lawford retaking the lead going onto to add a further too leading 4-1, Ema Neilson-Gee with her first goal for the club getting it back to 4-2. Lawford scoring from a corner to win the game 5-2 at the final whistle. Captain Dais Canny with a brace, two also for Nicola Gooch her first of the season and a first of the season too for Gemma Issacs.
Billericay Town Ladies Reserves completing in the FAWNL South East Reserves League were away to Essex Women’s Division One side Aveley Ladies in this Sunday’s Trophy quarter final. The visitors racking up the goals as they powered their way into the last four of the competition. Rosie Richards scoring a hat-trick there was a brace each for Freya Fuller and Leigha Bradding-Butler. With Mya Turner, Frankie Hendricks and Jay Johnson all celebrating a goal each in a 10-0 win.
The semi-final draw for the Essex Women’s Trophy already made tie games to be played on Sun 16th February are as follows:-
Billericay Town Ladies Reserves v Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies
Lawford Ladies v Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves or Hutton Ladies Reserves
Essex Women’s Premier Division
Silver End United Ladies finally back in action since way back in mid-November, their first game of 2020 coming this Sunday away to Rayleigh Town Ladies in the Essex Women’s Premier Division losing ground to leaders Collier Row Tigers in that time remain well placed in 2nd spot losing just once this season. Rayleigh Town coming into the game off back to back wins. The long lay off not affecting Silver End despite Rayleigh scoring twice trough Isabelle Wallings and Amy Cox. A brace from Rebecca Henderson her first goals of the season plus a goal from Rebecca Hollocks on her first appearance. Sarah Jolly with her 5th of the season and Rosi Webb with her 10th securing a 5-2 victory for Silver End.
Chelmsford City Ladies back up to 3rd in the Premier Division table as they ended a poor run of 3 straight defeats with victory at home to Billericay Town Ladies Development on Sunday. Georgia James scoring in the first half for Chelmsford. Hannah Phillips on target for Billericay 1-1 late in the game moving onto stoppage to Mia Brisley scoring twice in stoppage time to secure the win for Chelmsford 3-1 scoring in the 92nd & 94th minute.
Mia Brisley with a stoppage time brace to win the game for Chelmsford City Ladies (photo credit Ian Kendle)
Essex Women’s Division One
One game in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday, Tigers Ladies ending a run of 3 straight defeats in the league winning the 3 points away from home at the weekend in a close game with Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves. Goals from Jemma Gardner and Megan Nicholls helping the visitors to secure a 3-2 win that moves Tigers from 2nd bottom up to 6th in what remains a very close battle for places above Tigers with games in hand on both 4th and 5th placed Aveley Ladies and Chigwell Ladies with the gap now 3 points.
Two matches played in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday. leader Collier Row Tigers extending their lead at the top of the table to 9 points over Silver End United Ladies as they won for the 10th time this season at home to Chelmsford City Ladies. A rare occasion when top scorer Laura Bunton didn’t score for Collier Row Tigers, there are plenty of goals elsewhere within the squad however. Roseanne Shafier also enjoying a prolific season in front of goal on target to score a brace at the weekend giving her 16 for the season. Daisy Cook getting a goal along with a first of the season for Emma Best to secure a 4-1 win. Abigail Woolvin scoring the goal for Chelmsford.
Has been a tough start to life in the Premier Division for Rayleigh Town Ladies a good start with 4 points from their opening 2 matches went of to suffer 6 straight losses to end 2019. 2020 beginning on a positive note with a 4-3 win over Chelmsford last weekend, made it back to back wins this weekend at home to bottom side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. A hat-trick for last season’s top scorer Isabelle Wallings last weekend she was on target for a brace on Sunday to move to 13 for the season with Amy Leach scoring on her Rayleigh debut to seal a 3-1 win. Beacon Hill now 7 points adrift at the bottom of the table with just one win so far this season, Jo Smeaton scoring the visitors goal.
Essex Women’s League Cup
This Sunday saw one tie played in this season’s Essex Women’s League Cup. The competition seeing a Preliminary Round being played with 17 sides across both leagues to bring it down to 16 for the 1st Round. Premier Division side Southend United Ladies drawn out of the bag away to Aveley Ladies. The Division One side taking the lead with Brittany Murray scoring to put them 1-0. Southend coming back to level the scores top scorer Ellie Wood on target to make it 1-1 with her 9th goal of the season. A headed goal from Ellie Ashford seeing the visitors leading 2-1. 16-year-old Faye Lawrence making her Southend debut playing well a superb strike seeing her mark the occasion with a goal Southend 3-1 in front dominant in the 2nd half Kate Wiseman scoring to see the Premier Division side safely through the the First Round and a tricky away tie to Division One leaders Corringham Cosmos.
The details of the full 1st Round draw listed below ties scheduled to be played Sunday 9th February:-
Silver End United Ladies v Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development
Frontiers Ladies v Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves
Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves v Collier Row Tigers
Corringham Cosmos Women v Southend United Ladies
Hutton Ladies Reserves v Tigers Ladies
Chelmsford City Ladies v Chigwell Ladies
Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies v Runwell Sports Ladies
Rayleigh Town Ladies v Billericay Town Ladies Development
Essex Women’s Division One
A full programme of fixtures in Essex Women’s Division One at the weekend. Top versus bottom as Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves travelled to play leaders Corringham Cosmos. Just 2 points dropped so far this season Corringham have led from day one. Rachel Fleming opening the scoring for the hosts putting Corringham 1-0 up in the 17th minute a 2nd goal coming courtesy of Rebecca Corcoran 5 minutes before the break. Leading 2-0 at half-time. Top scorer Michelle Sumpter getting in on the goals 2nd half making it 3-0 on the hour would go on to complete a hat-trick to put her on 20 goals for the season. Corcoran adding her 2nd of the game to see the match won 6-0 in the 83rd minute.
Runwell Sports Ladies the nearest challengers 4 point back in 2nd spot. Made it three successive wins on Sunday in Division One clinching the 3 points at home to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves. A goal for Karen Whitmarsh along with an 8th of the campaign for Aaryanna Simonelli enough to secure the win 2-1 the final score. Emma Farrow on target with the goal for Leigh Ramblers.
Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development move 3 points clear in 3rd spot in Division One showing good form themselves like Runwell extending their winning run to 3 matches this weekend away to Tigers Ladies whom they beat in the reverse fixture their final game of 2019. Bowers & Pitsea going ahead inside the opening 10 minutes pressure in attack leading to an own goal being scored. Tigers coming back to level midway through the first half before another unfortunate own goal saw Bowers & Pitsea leading 2-1 at half-time. The visitors extending their lead in the 2nd half Kelsey Young with the through ball to see Ronni Harrison net her first goal for the Development side. Katie Lee scoring a brace to see the game won 5-1, Sophie Thomas setting her up for her first, the 2nd a 25 yard screamer.
A good run of results towards the end of 2019 seeing Chigwell Ladies climbing the Division One table, back to back defeats seeing that run stall, well placed to push on into the top 4 got back to winning ways at home to Hutton Ladies Reserves this Sunday. Leah Mills scoring for the 7th time this season their was a goal on her debut too for Joanne Nour Ngabirano.
Four matches to start the New Year across the two divisions in Essex. A strong 1st half to the season for Collier Row Tigers in the Essex Women’s Premier Division unbeaten winning all but one of their 9 league games to date to end 2019 3 points clear of Silver End United Ladies in 2nd. Scoring plenty of goals too Collier Row Tigers began 2020 where they left off in 2019 recording a large home win to collect another 3 points at home to Southend United Ladies on Sunday. Racing into a 5-0 lead at half-time in control of the game Collier Row Tigers went on t add a further 4 goals without reply in the 2nd half to win the match 9-0. Laura Bunton always amongst the goals well out in front as top scorer for the club hit a hat-trick to celebrate the first game of 2020 taking her tally to 33 for the season. There was also a brace each for Roseanne Shafier now with 14 for the season and Emma Harrison on 8 goals. Ammarah Ali and Sarah Finch with her first goal of the season also on the scoresheet.
Plenty of goals too in the other game played in the Essex Women’s Premier Division at the weekend with Rayleigh Town Ladies and Chelmsford City ladies sharing a 7 goal thriller. Rayleigh Town newly promoted to the Premier Division this season finding life tough at a higher level winning just one match in first half of the season. A series of postponed matches wiping out their fixture list in December Rayleigh were finally back in action starting 2020 at home to Chelmsford in 4th the visitors results up and down in the first half of the season. Errors from Chelmsford seeing Rayleigh capitalise to get themselves into a 3-1 lead at half-time and despite a spirited fightback from Chelmsford in the 2nd period scoring 2 more goals, Rayleigh found the back of the net for one more goal to clinch a 4-3 result and just their 2nd win of the season. Isabelle Wallings scoring plenty of goals last season moving into double figures this campaign striking home a hat-trick for Rayleigh with Louise Lawrence also getting a goal. A brace for Chelmsford’s Georgia James with Shannon Kelly also scoring both moving onto 5 goals for the season.
Essex Women’s Division One
A couple of matches called off in Essex Women’s Division One at the weekend saw 2 games played. Runwell Sports Ladies consolidating their 2nd placed position as they won away from home to early pace setters Aveley Ladies on Sunday. Now 5 points clear of Aveley after recording a 4-1 win to start 2020. Runwell Sports 7th league win of the season coming courtesy of a brace each for Ashley Debnam taking her into double figures for the season and 2 for Karen Whitmarsh her first goals of the season. Hayley Knott with the Aveley goal.
That result good news for Bowers & Pitsea Ladies new Development side as they climb above Aveley into 3rd position on goal difference in Essex Women’s Division One. Finding a bit of form towards the end of 2019 after a poor run of results Bowers & Pitsea got 2020 off to a great start winning at home to another in form side Chigwell Ladies at the weekend. Top scorer Ellie Jones coming off the bench in the 30th minute firing in a brace to give her 8 goals for the season Bowers & Pitsea 2-0, Chigwell with an immediate response Victoria Parker pulling it back to 2-1 That the scoreline going into the 2nd half Bowers & Pitsea battled to keep their narrow lead the 3 points made save in the final minute with a screamer from Kirstie Jackson to see the hosts win the game 3-1.
Five matches played across the 2 divisions in Essex this weekend. Two in the Premier Division, league leaders Collier Row Tigers ending their fixtures in 2019 with a 3 point lead at the top of the table their undefeated run up to 9 matches were away to Southend United Ladies at the weekend. Collier Row opening the scoring Southend came back to level the scores with Elizabeth Clarke on target from a free-kick, Collier Row going on to score three more goal to lead at the break 4-1 despite going down to 10 Lauren Taylor sent off collecting two yellow cards. Ria Toovey getting it back to 4-2 for Southend in the 2nd half, Collier Row managing to score another keeping Southend at bay to win the game 5-2. A brace for Laura Bunton seeing her reach 30 goals for the season. Roseanne Shafier with her 12th of the season also scoring along with Fran Pridie and Emma Harrison.
Billericay Town Ladies Development move above Southend United into 4th place in the Essex Women’s Premier Division table with their 5th win of the season at home to 3rd placed Chelmsford City Ladies. The host hitting the woodwork early on taking the lead in the 10th minute Rebecca Gallagher stroking home her 10th goal of the season in the 10th minute. Lindsey Morgan striking from distance to make it 2-0. Billericay with a 2 goal advantage at the break Gallagher hitting the crossbar early in the 2nd half, Joanne Burgoyne with a well struck free-kick from outside the box making it 3-0 on the hour. The woodwork struck for a 3rd time Billericay collecting 10 points from their last 4 Premier Division matches.
Essex Women’s Division One
A commanding lead now at the top of Essex Women’s Division One for Corringham Cosmos Women now 9 points after they pulled further away from the rest winning their 8th match of the season away from home on Sunday having dropped just 2 points so far this season. Were taking on 4th placed Chigwell Ladies who came into the game themselves in a rich vein of form winning 4 in a row. A brace from top scorer Michelle Sumpter putting Corringham Cosmos into a 2-0 lead at the break. Went on to score her hat-trick on the hour to make it 17 for the season. Rebecca Corcoran and Rachel Fleming scoring a goal each to see the game won 5-0.
Hutton Ladies Reserves were at home taking on 3rd placed Runwell Sports Ladies at the weekend in Division One the visitors with the opportunity to go 2nd with a positive result. Hutton though could call upon the services if striker Vicky Kinsman with the first team not in action and her hot form in front of goal continued as she scored a hat-trick with another goal scored by Danielle Hindley enough to edge the game 4-3 to Hutton, Aaryanna Simonelli with a brace and a goal for Ashley Debnam the scorers for Runwell Sports.
Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development move up to 4th in Division One ahead of Chigwell on goal difference as they won at home this Sunday in the league against Tigers Ladies. Leading 1-0 at half-time Bowers & Pitsea were pushed all the way to the final whistle by Tigers Ladies both scoring 2 goals in the 2nd half Bowers & Pitsea edging it 3-2. Francesca Browne, Ellie Jones and Katie Lee with her first goal for the club on target for Bowers & Pitsea. Alexandra Collins with a brace in the final 10 minutes for Tigers who find themselves 2nd bottom in the table but it is very tight with just 6 points between them and 2nd placed Aveley Ladies.
Just the one match beating the weather at the weekend in the Essex Women’s Premier Division. With Billericay Town Ladies Development hosting bottom side Beacon Hill Rovers ladies who had picked up their first win of the season last weekend. Came close once again scoring twice with Ella Sach and Jo Smeaton from the penalty spot on target for a goal each. Billericay coming out on top however to collect the 3 points with Rebecca Gallagher moving into double figures for the season scoring a brace along with a goal for Tyler Christou in a 3-2 victory.
Essex Women’s Division One
In contrast a full programme of fixtures in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday with 4 matches played. Leaders Corringham Cosmos Women the side not in action. Remain well clear at the top of the table however. 2nd placed Aveley Ladies in a poor run of results arrested a run of 3 straight defeats with a point at home to Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development last weekend. This weekend they were hosting bottom side Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves themselves without a point on the board so far this season. That all changed on Sunday with Chelmsford at last celebrating a win and 3 points. Amara Drummond netting a brace for Aveley. So too Kesley Honeywood for Chelmsford her first goals of the season. Molly Butcher making her first appearance for the Reserves also on target with a goal along with an own goal that saw Chelmsford win the match 4-2.
That result sees 3rd placed Runwell Sports Ladies close the gap to Aveley to a point as they won the 3 points at home to Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development on Sunday in Division One. Runwell leading 2-0 at half-time. Grace Tebb-Reading and Ellie Jones scoring for Bowers & Pitsea in the 2nd period. Runwell themselves going on to score a further 3 to clinch a 5-2 win. Megan Marney scoring twice, with goals too for Ashley Debnam, Aaryanna Simonelli and Rebecca Pope with her first goal of the season.
Very tight below in mid-table in Division One with Chigwell Ladies on the charge up to 4th in the table on on the back of a 4th straight league win. Ending the year in great form the latest 3 points coming away to Tigers Ladies this weekend who themselves aren’t in bad form. Stefanie Sylvester delivering two pinpoint crosses for Leah Mills to put away inside the box seeing the match won 2-1, an own goal conceded up the other end.
Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves up to 5th in the Essex Women’s Division One table after a home win against Hutton Ladies Reserves at the weekend. A single goal enough to secure the 3 points.
One outstanding game from the 3rd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup played this weekend, Premier Division side Billericay Town Ladies Development at home to ERWFL side Hutton Ladies. The game postponed the weekend before. Hutton making a strong start to the season have Vicky Kinsman once again amongst the goals, on target to add four to her total rapidly closing in on 30 once again. Kate Lowen, Sally Appleton and captain Abigail Fry also amongst the goals as Hutton ran out 7-2 winners to set up a quarter final clash away to Premier Division leaders Collier Row Tigers. Grace Wooley and Tyler Christou scoring their first goals for Billericay.
4 goals at the weekend for Hutton’s Vicky Kinsman
Essex Women’s Premier Division
A reduced fixture list this weekend in Essex anyway was further hit by the weather with two games called off across both divisions. That left just the one game in the Premier Division with bottom club Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies away to Southend United Ladies. A tough start to the season for Beacon Hill Rovers bottom of the table without a point on the board after 7 games were at last celebrating their 1st league victory of the season coming off the back of their 1st win of the season in the Essex Women’s Trophy agianst Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves. Jo Smeaton with the goal first half her 6th of the season enough to clinch the 3 points.
Essex Women’s Division One
All of a sudden it’s getting very close in the middle of the Essex Women’s Division One table with 3 sides now all on 10 points 2 behind 3rd placed Runwell Sports Ladies. Two games played this weekend and good results at home for both Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development and Chigwell Ladies.
Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development now up to 4th in the table undefeated in 3 winning 7 points, were at home to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves this Sunday a goal in each half from Lily Wilding with her 5th goal of the season to put Bowers & Pitsea 1-0 up at half-time. Captain Ellie Jones scoring a 2nd half penalty to put the hosts 2-0 up after grace Tebb-Reading was brought down inside the box.
Chigwell Ladies with a fantastic result at home against 3rd placed Runwell Sports Ladies at the weekend, 3 wins on the bounce now propelling them away from the bottom end of the table into 5th joining Bowers & Pitsea on 10 points, fielding the bare 11, Georgia Steele putting the ball into the back of the net twice scoring her first goals of the season for Chigwell, Karen Ulyatt with a goal too to see the game won 3-0.
Plenty of cup action to be had across Essex this weekend too with the Women’s County Cup reaching the 3rd Round stage 8 sides vying for a quarter final spot where the 4 top ranked side in the county enter the competition. Saved the Essex Round-Up till last as the draw for the quarter finals was being made live on BBC Essex radio this evening. That to follow first the action… or lack of it for Billericay Town Ladies Development and Hutton Ladies as their match was sadly postponed will try again this coming Sunday.
Three 3rd Round ties were played, AFC Basildon Women’s Development side were away taking on Essex Women’s Premier Division side Silver End United Ladies. Katie Whitehead putting Basildon 1-0 inside the opening 15 minutes, A deflected shot from Francesca Anunwa doubling the advantage 5 minutes later. Silver End getting it back to 2-1 with a penalty. Basildon 2-1 up at the break. Georgia Hyland with a 30 yard strike making it 3-1 to Basildon early in the 2nd half the 2 goal lead held to see them advance through to the quarter finals.
Leigh Ramblers Ladies newly promoted to the ERWFL were at home in the 3rd Round of the County Cup hosting Premier Division side Southend United Ladies. Leigh Ramblers with several players unavailable with one on the bench forced into an early substitution got themselves into a 2-0 lead. Southend playing well despite trailing creating opportunities but it was Leigh Ramblers who took theirs getting a further 2 to go 4-0 up. Southend continuing to battle pulling a goal back through Christina Fragnito on the volley. Kate Wiseman scoring also to bring it back to 4-2, Leigh Ramblers having enough to see them safely through to the quarter finals.
An all Premier Division tie saw new leaders Collier Row Tigers at home playing Chelmsford City Ladies in the 3rd Round of the County Cup on Sunday. A strong performance from Collier Row, Laura Bunton prolific in front of goal once again on target to score 5 goals to take her tally to 28 for the season. Roseanne Shafier moving into double figure for the season too netting a brace. Emily Dempsey also getting a goal in an 8-1 win. This despite ending with 10 players Emma Best sent off collecting 2 yellow cards.
Match action from Collier Row Tigers v Chelmsford City (photo credit Ian Kendle)
The draw for the quarter finals of the Essex Women’s County Cup made a short while ago is as follows:-
Collier Row Tigers v Billericay Town Ladies Development or Hutton Ladies
AFC Basildon Women Development v AFC Basildon Women
Harlow Town Ladies v Billericay Town Ladies
Bowers & Pitsea Ladies v Leigh Ramblers Ladies
Essex Women’s Trophy
This Sunday also saw the 1st Round of the Essex Women’s Trophy played, those sides knocked out of the 1st and 2nd Rounds of the County Cup going on to contest the Trophy 12 in all 4 receiving a bye straight to the quarter finals 4 games in the 1st Round.
Lawford Ladies reached the final of the Trophy last season, have had a tough start to the season in ERWFL Division One were drawn at home to play Rayleigh Town Ladies newly promoted to the Essex Women’s Premier Division. Lawford showing signs of turning things around last weekend winning this weekend 4-1 to progress in the Trophy.
Hutton Ladies Reserves causing an upset in the Trophy knocking out higher league opposition to make it into the quarter finals the Division One side hosting Premier Division side Frontiers Ladies at the weekend. A first goal of the season for Patricia Mcweeney along with a brace for Chloe Eastwell seeing Hutton clinch a narrow 3-2 victory.
Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies without a point bottom of the Premier Division were hosting Division One side Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves in the 1st Round of the Trophy on Sunday. Leigh Ramblers getting a good draw against league leaders Corringham Cosmos last time out scoring twice. Beacon Hill Rovers with a much welcome win to progress, goals from Bethany Morrell and a brace for Emma Sach sealing a close 3-2 win both getting their first goals of the season.
Chigwell Ladies from Division One hosting Billericay Town Ladies Reserves in the Trophy 1st Round at the weekend, the visitors playing in the FAWNL Reserves league through to the quarter finals with a comfortable 9-0 win. Leigha Bradding-Butler scoring a hat-trick, there was also a brace for Amelie Johnson along with a goal each for Freya Fuller, Hannah Humm, Rosie Richards and Robyn Moody.
The draw for the quarter finals of the Essex Women’s Trophy already made the 4 ties to be played in the New Year Sunday 19th January kicking off at 1:30pm:-
Lawford Ladies v Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development
Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves v Hutton Ladies Reserves
Holland Ladies v Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies
Aveley Ladies v Billericay Town Ladies Reserves
Essex Women’s Division One
Two league games played this weekend both in Essex Women’s Division One. League leaders Corringham Cosmos Women further extending their grip at the top of the table now some 8 points clear of the rest winning away to 3rd placed Runwell Sports Ladies on Sunday. Top scorer Michelle Sumpter with a first half brace to move onto 14 for the season. Two goals for Runwell Sports with Anna Winfield and Marie Barker scoring, Corringham with a further 3 goals in the 2nd period to win the game 5-2, Rebecca and Sophie Corcoran with a goal apiece with Rachel Fleming scoring in between.
A run of 3 straight defeats for 2nd placed Aveley Ladies seeing them fall away from the top after an impressive start. Brought that run to an end on Sunday at home as they clinched a point at home to Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development, the sides drawing 1-1 after a goalless first half. Amara Drummond with the Aveley goal, Lily Wilding on the scoresheet for Bowers & Pitsea.
The top 2 meeting for the 2nd time this season with leaders Silver End United Ladies 3 points clear at the top of the Essex Women’s Premier Division travelling to play 2nd placed Collier Row Tigers who have a game in hand. A 2-2 draw when the sides met in the reverse fixture back in September. The only points both have dropped so far. Both in great form, Collier Row Tigers getting into a 2-0 lead at half-time went on to score a 3rd without reply 2nd half to win 3-0 and in the process move to the top of the Premier Division table on goal difference. The goals keep coming for Laura Bunton, scoring twice against Silver End takes her to 23 for the season so far. Roseanne Shafier also on target with a goal moves onto 9 for the campaign.
Collier Row Tigers go top of the Essex Women’s Premier Division (photo credit Collier Row Tigers)
Third placed Chelmsford City Ladies at home taking on bottom side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies this Sunday in the Premier Division. Chelmsford making a great start ahead inside the opening 5 minutes, Ciara Meeking with a glancing header from a cross to make it 1-0. Abigail Woollvin brought down in the box to see Chelmsford awarded a penalty. Amelia Murphy stepping up to make it 2-0 from the spot. Gaby Freedman with her first goal of the season scoring from a corner to see Chelmsford leading 3-0 at half-time. Molly Butcher making it 4-0 soon after the restart racing onto a through ball to put the ball into the top corner. Shannon Kelly scoring to make it 5-0 to Chelmsford. Amelia Murphy with her 2nd of the game lobbing the keeper to put Chelmsford into a 6-0 lead the final score 7-0 with Woollvin smashing the ball into the back of the net.
Match action from Chelmsford City Ladies v Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies (photo credit Ian Kendle)
The two promoted sides met for the 2nd time this season on Sunday with Billericay Town Ladies Development hosting Rayleigh Town Ladies. The reverse fixture early in the season seeing Rayleigh Town win 8-2 and claim their 1st and only win so far in the Premier Division. 4 points from their opening 2 matches have since lost 5 in a row. Billericay having lost their opening 2 league games found their feet in the league despite being docked 3 points. A comfortable win for Billericay on Sunday their 3rd of the season top scorer Sophie Nyiro scoring 4 goals has 12 in total. Rebecca Gallagher also amongst the goals netting a brace has 8 now for the season. Rachel Armstrong-Morris making her 1st appearance of the season also getting on the scoresheet in a 7-1 victory. Isabelle Wallings with the goal for Rayleigh.
The points shared between Frontiers Ladies and Southend United Ladies in the Premier Division both goals coming in the 1st half. Emma Parker scoring her first goal for Frontiers, Harriet Hiskett with her 5th of the season ensuring a point for Southend chances to win the game for both sides Danielle Summer making her debut in goal for Southend the visitors Player of the Match.
Essex Women’s Division One
Corringham Cosmos Women leading Essex Women’s Division One three points clear of 2nd placed Aveley Ladies with a 100% winning start 6 wins from 6 played. Dropped points for the first time this season as they were held to a 2-2 draw away to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Rebecca Corcoran scoring early in the game for Corringham Cosmos, Kimberly Lyall with her first goal for the club scoring late in the 1st half. Points dropped for the 1st time this season as they look to bounce back to the Premier Division, Corringham still manage to extend their lead at the top.
That because Aveley Ladies in 2nd lose a 3rd league game in a row after making a brilliant start winning their opening 5 games in Division One. At home this Sunday were beaten by Chigwell Ladies who themselves make it back to back wins after claiming their 1st victory of the season last weekend at home to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Chigwell having just the 10 players available finishing with just 9 making the win more impressive. Amy beadle and Megan Murrell with their first goals for Aveley the hosts losing the match 4-2 as Chigwell’s Leah Mills netted a hat-trick. Moves onto 4 goals for the season level with Jessica MacNab who was also on target for Chigwell’s other goal.
A win on the opening day of the season away to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves, new side Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development hadn’t won since losing their next five to plummet down the Division One table. At home to Chelmsford City once again this Sunday a battle of the bottom two with the hosts without a point from 5 games played so far this season. Bowers & Pitsea making a blistering start dominating the 1st half to lead 7-0 at the break. Ebony Moore making her 1st start scoring a brace. Two goals too for Ellie Jones. Lily Wilding also on the scoresheet with a goal along with first Bowers & Pitsea goals for Sophie Thomas and Jessica Stafford. Chelmsford City with a much improved 2nd half performance battling to keep Bowers & Pitsea from adding to their tally despite having a player sent off.