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The Round-Up – 20/05/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 20th May

The final edition of The Round-Up for the 2017/18 season. 19 games to bring you in one post it’s not quite over a couple to thing’s to still be decided and it is going to go all the way in both the Premier and Division One in Essex, first though we’ll begin with all the action from the final day of the FAWPL season.

FAWPL Southern Division

3 games to wrap up the season in the FAWPL Southern Division, Charlton Athletic Women the Champions of course have a very important Play-off match to come against the Northern Division Champions, Blackburn Rovers Ladies this coming Sunday at Bramall Lane.

  This Sunday Charlton were at home for their final game of the season presented with the Southern Division trophy, ended their campaign against Chichester City Ladies. Charlotte Gurr giving Charlton a 1-0 half-time lead scoring in the 13th minute. Strike partner Kit Graham doubling the lead on the hour. Natasha Stephens getting her first goal for Chichester City pulled it back to 2-1 on 77 minutes. Charlton soon restoring their 2 goal advantage Gurr netting her 2nd of the game 4 minutes later. Graham taking her tally to a whopping 46 goals for the season scoring deep in stoppage time to see Charlton end the season with a 4-1 win. Just 2 defeats in the league all season for Charlton a potent strike force in Gurr and Graham have netted 82 goals between them. An 8th placed finish for Chichester City in the finish a solid season following promotion have been comfortable in the top half of the table for much of the campaign dropping a little late on.

 Wishing Charlton all the best of luck for this weekends Play-off match.

  Pipped at the post Lewes FC Women concede 4th place in the Southern Division table having held it for much of the season as Coventry United Ladies grabbed a last gasp winner to nudge them out on goal difference. Lewes travelled to Coventry United knowing a point or better would secure 4th. Coventry having played twice in midweek in an effort to catch up their games in hand had picked up maximum points one more win would see them overhaul Lewes to 4th spot. Were trailing at the break however Lewes ahead 1-0 after Avilla Bergin had fired the visitors into the lead inside the opening 10 minutes. Jade Brook levelled thing’s up for Coventry in the 2nd half. 1-1 until the dying moments the game looked to be heading for the draw Lois Jefferies finding the back of the net to grab a late late winner for Coventry United.

  Over 1300 spectators were present for West Ham United Ladies final game of the season at home to Queens Park Rangers Ladies in Sunday. The club having had a fantastic 2018 to date 13 games unbeaten along with 2 cups won along the way. From a precarious position going into the year in the league West Ham United have ended the season comfortable in mid-table. Held 0-0 for the opening half hour it was Rosie Kmita who broke the dead lock for West Ham to put the hosts into the lead, Kelly Wealthall making it 2-0 4 minutes before half-time.

  Jasmine Auguste scored a 3rd goal for West Ham United on the hour. Ellie Zoepfl then took over the goal scoring proceedings as she bagged herself a 10 minute hat-trick to put West Ham United 6-0 up. Helen Ogle pulled a goal back for Queens Park Rangers a consolation West Ham United awarded a penalty in stoppage time substitute Rebecca Dunning stepping up to take and scoring her 1st goal for the club the final score 7-1.  

FAWPL South East Division One

Milton Keynes Dons Ladies have done it are the FAWPL South East Division One Champions! An amazing run of 11 wins to end the campaign have lost just the one league game all season and that was their 2nd game of the season back in August. Have been playing catch up all season but as the title race played out before them knew what they had to do at one point 27 points back on the leaders but a maximum points haul would see them close the gap. That of course is easier said than done, credit to everyone involved a tremendous effort with games coming thick and fast towards the end played themselves into top spot with a game to go and knew just a point away to bottom side Haringey Borough was going to be enough come this Sunday.

  A 16-1 win for Milton Keynes just a week ago, Stevenage pushed them hard at Stadium MK in midweek a 1-0 just as good however. With plenty of goal scorers in their side Milton Keynes created plenty of chances and took them to wrap up the title with a big win, Laura Mills and Kim Farrow netting a hat-trick each. Both Leah Cudone and Zoe Boote got a brace. Captain Leanna Doyle and Amy Gooderham also on target along with an own goal in a 13-0 win.

  An incredibly tough season for Haringey Borough following their double winning success of the season before. Losing a lot of players to university it was a baptism of fire in the FAWPL so many new players losing a manager during the campaign too. Full credit too though for sticking at it have battled and the spirit remained strong the club. 

Congratulations to Milton Keynes Dons Ladies on becoming Champions and promotion to the Southern Division.

AFC Wimbledon Ladies the FAWPL South East Division One leaders for so long through out the season ultimately missing out finish as Runners-Up in the league. Two defeats late on in the campaign damaging their own title challenge have nevertheless had a strong season. Ended the season were they began the reverse fixture away to Ipswich Town Ladies who themselves have secured a top three finish in FAWPL South East Division One. Ipswich Town beat AFC Wimbledon 3-1 on the opening day of the season. This Sunday the sides were goalless at the break. AFC Wimbledon taking the lead early in the 2nd period awarded a penalty on 47 minutes Caroline Bisson putting the ball into the back of the net for her 11th goal of the season. Ipswich responded quickly getting back on level terms, Zoe Cossey who has been in fine form this season netting her 21st goal of the season to make it 1-1 the sides ended with a point each.

Ipswich Town Ladies manager Ralph Pruden announcing after the game that he would be stepping down from the role after 4 years in charge a successful spell for the club, will still be involved with the club but taking a well earned rest first, has been very helpful to Women’s Football East in that period and wish him all the best for the future.

 Leyton Orient WFC were making their debut in the FAWPL this season and right up their amongst the title chasers from an early stage end up with a 4th place finish. A very good first season at this level their campaign ending with a goalless draw away to Enfield Town Ladies who end in 10th position.

Luton Town Ladies have been amongst the top  sides in the FAWPL South East Division One over recent seasons clinching two successive 4th placed finishes before a 5th place finish last season. 5th place was the goal too this Sunday as they travelled to Norfolk to play Norwich City Ladies knowing a win would guarantee the place. Women’s Football East was there to watch the action on a hot sunny afternoon at Plantation Park. A flurry of goals in the early stages of the game, Nicola Henman lobbing the keeper to put Luton a goal up Norwich went straight up the other end and scored the equaliser Chelsea Garrett running through to beat the keeper to the ball and turn the ball into the back of the net. Luton soon back in front Henman the provider this time setting up Jess McKay inside the box to make it 2-1. 

Nicola Henman on the attack for Luton Town Ladies.

Luton further extending their 1st half lead as they were awarded a free-kick 30 yards from goal central a brilliant strike from their captain Zara Carroll the ball smashing down off the crossbar over the line to make it 3-1. That the half-time score Norwich came out fighting 2nd half Luton soaking up the pressure ready to hit their opponents on the counter. Norwich pulling a goal back late in the match Garrett with her 2nd of the game, Luton keeping their lead to the final whistle and ending their season with a win. Norwich finish 2nd bottom and will have to wait until the upcoming league restructuring to see if they will retain their FAWPL status for next season. 

 Stevenage Ladies were the side that could have overhauled Luton to 5th spot had they got the win and Luton dropped points as it was Stevenage away to Denham United Ladies on the final day lost out to a narrow 2-1 defeat, captain Donna McGuigan getting the goal Denham ended the season on a positive note Kayleigh Currivan with a double to see them claim the 3 points. 

That’s it for the FAWPL as from next season it becomes the FA Women’s National League. 

ERWFL Division One South

 Just one outstanding fixture left to play in the ERWFL from Division One South, Hutton Ladies double cup winners this season ending with a trip to Hertford Town Ladies in buoyant mood the Essex side ending with a victory. Kate Lowen and Kelly Roberts both scoring 2 goals each with Kaitlin Sugg and Laura Allen also on target in a 6-1 win.

Congratulation too the Harlow Town Ladies who have been promoted to the ERWFL Premier Division. Finishing 2nd in Division One South, Champions Stevenage Ladies Reserves haven’t taken promotion the runners-up going up in their place.

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Bungay Town Ladies are the Norfolk Women’s Division One Champions and complete a league and cup double. A nervous wait at the end however as they draw their final game of the season to open the door to 2nd placed Sprowston Ladies. 4 points behind with 2 games left to play a 2-0 win against Thorpe United Ladies meant Sprowston could overtake Bungay and become Champions themselves if they could win their final match of the season away to Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves who themselves with two games left to play could move up a couple of places with maximum points.

Sprowston having the better start getting themselves into a 2-0 lead Wymondham Town came back into it Hannah Claughton pulling it back to 2-1. The game turned completely around then as Wymondham Town levelled from the penalty spot Emily Anderson scoring added another soon after to put Wymondham Town 3-2 ahead. Sprowston coming back to level it up at 3-3 late on in the game the sides taking away a point each, Sprowston drawing level on points with Bungay who become Champions virtue of a superior goal difference. 

  Congratulations to Bungay Town Ladies on completing the league and cup double.

 Congratulations to Sprowston Ladies to a very young squad challenging for the title all season missing out on a double themselves just on goals scored after winning the Plate Final.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

A double header to bring the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North season to a close, Riverside Ladies needing just a point against their two matches with Hungate Rovers Ladies to become the league champions. Jess Hill and Jade Ramm scoring a goal each in a 2-0 win for Riverside in one game. 6 points won with a 5-1 win in the other match, Samantha Woodham scoring twice with a goal each for Annie Posnett, Lianna Bell and Juliana Lee.

  Congratulations to Riverside Ladies on becoming Championship North Champions and promotion to the Premiership. A successful end to a difficult season dropping out of the EMWFL and entering a team into the Championship North.

Essex Women’s Premier Division 

Still all to play for in both leagues in Essex. In the Premier Division, Hatfield Peverel Ladies maintain the lead moving onto 40 points 5 clear of 2nd placed Lawford Ladies who have a game in hand. A double header this Sunday for Hatfield Peverel away to another title challenger Corringham Cosmos who even after this weekends double have 5 games left to play. Both sides claiming a win. Christa Osman on target with the winner in Hatfield Peverel’s 1-0 win. Michelle Sumpter grabbing to only goal of the game to win it for Corringham Cosmos who lay in 5th spot on 29 points have 4 games in hand on Hatfield Peverel who themselves have one left play away to Collier Row Tigers this Sunday. 

Lawford Ladies secured the 3 points with a huge home win against Harlow Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Captain, Daisy Canny scoring 5 goals in the game taking her onto 24 for the season, Jasmine Cox keeping just ahead of her as top scorer getting a hat-trick has 26 goals now. Sofia Serghiou on the scoresheet too with 4 goals in the game, Jade Heath and Tyler Christou also on target in a 14-0 win.

  Frontiers Ladies in 3rd place in the Premier Division have 3 games left to play as they picked up another win on the road on Sunday to leave them 6 points off the leaders. Taking on Beacon Hill Rovers, were leading 3-0 at half-time before going on to win 4-1, Sharon Ferguson netting a brace along with a goal apiece for Kay Foy and Kelly Holsworth.

Chelmsford City Ladies were playing Collier Row Tigers at home on Sunday, Georgia James scoring a hat-trick along with a goal for Mia Brisley seeing the 6th placed side beat Collier Row Tigers in 4th, 4-2. Emily Dempsey and Laura Bunton scoring for Collier Row Tigers.

I could do the maths but it’ll only give me a headache and leave you confused so for now 4 sides still remain in with a chance of claiming the title, Hatfield Peverel win on Sunday and other results go their way then they will finish top.

Essex Women’s Division One

As competitive for the league title in Essex Women’s Division One going into the final week, a 3 way tie at the top with Hullbridge Sports Ladies ahead on goal difference over Leigh Ramblers Ladies and Southend United Ladies the latter two meeting in midweek. All 3 on 49 points.

 Hullbridge Sports Ladies in action on Sunday at home to Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies in 5th. A brace from top scorer Broghan Kelly clinching the win for Hullbridge 2-1 the final score. Kelly moving onto an incredible 51 goals for the season from 22 appearances. The win putting Hullbridge back on top of the table crucially have a game in hand on both Leigh Ramblers and Southend United.

 One more game from Division One at the weekend Alresford Colne Rangers were at home against Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Joanne Harvey, Alresford’s top scorer moving onto 24 goals for the season with a 4 goal haul. Tiffany Reeves with a brace and a goal too for Kirsty Belfall her 1st of the season in a comfortable 7-2 win.

The Round-Up – Essex 13/05/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 13th May

Essex Women’s League Cup

 This Sunday saw the Final of the Essex Women’s League Cup being played at Runwell Sports FC. Corringham Cosmos winners of the League Cup last season in their debut season in women’s football once again reaching the final defending their trophy up against strong opponents in Lawford Ladies both sides still well in contention for the Essex Women’s Premier Division. Had met the weekend before Lawford scoring the blow winning the game 5-2 the first loss in the league for Corringham Cosmos’ young side this season. 

  Corringham Cosmos taking an early lead in the final held a 3-0 advantage at the break, Lawford getting 2 goals back in the 2nd half through Erin Hornby and Susan Jackson, Corringham Cosmos went on to score 3 more times themselves to win 6-2 and win the Essex Women’s League Cup for the 2nd successive season. 

 A little extra for The Round-Up this time seeings as I couldn’t be there I asked the winning side for a brief report from the game and Corringham Cosmos manager Irving Lyon was kind enough to supply a few words…

 ‘In only our second season in ladies football we again went into the final as underdogs as we had lost to Lawford only the week before in the league.
However an early goal by free scoring centre-forward Chloe Sams quickly calmed the pre-match nerves and further goals from Shellie Sumpter and Becky Gallagher meant that we went in 3-0 up at half time.
Lawford started the second half strongly, quickly reducing the deficit to 3-1 but Cosmos showed their usual resolve, determination and team spirit to increase the lead to 5-1 with further goals from Chloe Sams and Shellie Sumpter before Lawford scored a 2nd. Fittingly Chloe Sams completed the scoring and her hat-trick to ensure the Cup was staying in Corringham.
Just by way of back ground info the team is celebrating a decade together having started as U11s, with quite a few of the originals still playing and I’m the lucky fella who has coached them throughout with a lot of help from a good friend Martin Painter. The secret to the success has been the loyalty shown to the club by the girls the best example of which is girls regularly making long trips home from University to turn out for the team.’

Corringham Cosmos, 2017/18 Essex Women’s League Cup Winners (picture credit Corringham Cosmos)

 Congratulations to Corringham Cosmos on successfully defending the Essex Women’s League Cup.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Both Corringham Cosmos with games in hand and Lawford Ladies remain in contention for the title in the Essex Women’s Premier Division as are Hatfield Peverel Ladies and Frontiers Ladies. None in league action this Sunday, Collier Row Tigers move back up into 5th position in the table with 2 wins from their double header at Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on Sunday. Laura Bunton, top scorer for Collier Row Tigers and Rebecca Killington grabbing the goals in a narrow 2-1 win in the first game Ella Jones scoring for Beacon Hill Rovers.

28 goals for the season for Bunton as she also scored in the 2nd game. Daisy Chapman, Marta Chozury, Sarah Finch and Emily Dempsey also on target with a goal each in a 5-2 result for Collier Row Tigers. Demi Cassie and Jo Smeaton getting the Beacon Hill Rovers goals.

 A double header too this Sunday between Harlow Town Ladies Reserves and Runwell Sports Ladies. A 6 point haul for Harlow Town taking them above Runwell into 8th position. Casey Lunn getting the only goal in the first game for Harlow Town, Lunn also on target with a goal in the 2nd game with Charlotte Bolton, Rhiann Patmore and Tegan Burling with a brace securing a 5-0 win for Harlow Town.

Essex Women’s Division One

Also a couple of double headers in Essex Women’s Division One as the race for the title looks set to go all the way. First up the lead changes hand at the top once again as Leigh Ramblers Ladies win away from home against Rayleigh Town Ladies. Eleasha Reeves and Anna Winfield both scoring a goal in each half for Rayleigh Town. Leigh Ramblers with a 3-1 advantage at half-time went on to win 6-2, Amber Denton and Paige White both getting a goal with Clare Gilligan and Katherine Newton both scoring 2 goals in the game. Moves Leigh Ramblers back to the top on goal difference with Southend United Ladies both have 2 games left to play.

  3rd placed Hullbridge Sports Ladies are 6 points behind the leading pair but crucially have 3 games left in hand on both. Were playing a double header this Sunday at Walden Ladies. Hullbridge’s top goal scorer, Broghan Kelly on fire in the 1st match scoring 4 of her sides goals in a 5-0 victory. Christina Fragnito also on target with a goal. 

  In the second game Kelly added a further goal to her tally moving her onto an incredible 49 goals for the season. Danni Dorrington also scoring in the game along with a brace for Megan Marney in a 4-1 win.

Also a double header between 5th placed Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies and Alresford Colne at the weekend. Ammarah Ali scoring the only goal of the game in Dagenham & Redbridge’s win in the first game. A 2-0 win for Dagenham & Redbridge in the second match Daisy Theobald scoring both of their goals. The double victory lifting Dagenham & Redbridge into 4th place in the Division One table with 2 games left to play.

 

 

The Round-Up – Essex 06/05/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 6th May

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 Into the last month of the season in Essex and their is a new leader at the top of the Women’s Premier Division. Lawford Ladies taking advantage of Hatfield Peverel Ladies postponed fixture to move to the summit of the table and they did so by becoming the first side to beat Corringham Cosmos in the league this season. A warm up for this coming Sunday’s League Cup Final, Corringham Cosmos were the hosts scored two goals Chloe Sams getting both. Lawford’s captain Daisy Canny scoring a hat-trick however with Jasmine Cox and Tyler Christou also on target saw Lawford clinch a 5-2 victory.

  2-2 between Harlow Town Ladies Reserves and Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies last Sunday it was a repeat of the scoreline in the reverse fixture this Sunday. Charlotte Bolton scoring for Harlow, Marie Hall and Jo Smeaton getting the Beacon Hill Rovers goals.

Essex Women’s Division One

 There are still several league games left in Essex Women’s Division One and we are no closer to figuring out who might end up topping the table. A defeat of league leaders last time out Southend United Ladies returned to winning ways this Sunday.. just edging out Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies in a 7 goal thriller getting the 3 points with a 4-3 win.

 2nd placed Leigh Ramblers keep up the pressure on the leaders remain 3 points behind with a game in hand after they were victorious away to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Abbi Brown, Amber Denton, Molly Giles, Katherine Newton & Paige White all on target with a goal in a 5-0 result.

   Isabelle Wallings takes her goals tally to 42 from 18 played after another hat-trick for Rayleigh Town Ladies on Sunday the 6th placed side at home to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Amy Smith and Eleasha Reeves also getting a goal each in a 5-1 win. Gaby Freedman with the goal for Chelmsford.

The Round-Up – Essex 29/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 29th April

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 The contest for both the Premier Division and Division One is going all the way down to the wire in Essex. In the Premier Division their is now just 5 points between leaders Hatfield Peverel Ladies and 4th placed Corringham Cosmos.

 Hatfield Peverel Ladies were away to another title challenger on Sunday, Frontiers Ladies a close game the sides goalless at the break, Vikki Silvester getting goal for Frontiers the points were shared with Megan Warner scoring with 10 minutes left for Hatfield Peverel.

   Corringham Cosmos have plenty of games left to play as we enter the final month of the season a busy May ahead, were at home on Sunday taking on Collier Row Tigers. Laura Bunton scoring for the visitors. Goals from Chloe Sams and Nicole-Marie Mitchell seeing Corringham Cosmos win the match 3-1.

  One more game in the Premier Division at the weekend, Harlow Town Ladies Reserves on home turf up against Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Aren’t too many games top scorer Jo Smeaton doesn’t feature on the score sheet for Beacon Hill Rovers and this Sunday was no exception as she bagged another two goals to move her onto 23 for the season. Levelling the scores in the 2nd half after Katie Barker ad Courtney Miller had put Harlow Town onto a 2-1 1st half lead. 2-2 the final score.

Essex Women’s Division One

Likewise the contest for the title in Essex Women’s Division One with 5 sides still in the reckoning. Table toppers Southend United Ladies losing on the road against 3rd placed Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Goals from Leah Cowan and Kirstie Jackson seeing Brentwood Town win the game 2-1.

   Hullbridge Sports Ladies leading the table for a long period are now in 4th position but crucially have games in hand were away to another title hopeful on Sunday 2nd placed Leigh Ramblers, goals from Danni Dorrington and Broghan Kelly seeing Hullbridge Sports come home with the 3 points in a 2-0 win.

   5th placed Dagenham & Redbridge have the same number of points as Hullbridge Sports Ladies in 4th. Won away from home on Sunday at Benfleet Villa Ladies, 3-0 the final score, Georgie Brophy, Daisy Theobald and Michelle Asumah the goalscorers.

  A hat-trick from Megan Harley saw Rayleigh Town Ladies in 6th spot win the 3 points away to Alresford Colne Ranger on Sunday. 3-1 the final score Joanne Harvey on the scoresheet for Alresford.

The Round-Up – Essex 22/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd April

Essex Women’s League Cup

Corringham Cosmos unbeaten so far this season in the Essex Women’s Premier Division are also the current holders of the Essex Women’s League Cup. Have reached the last 4 of the competition this season to and were aiming to reach the final for a 2nd successive season this Sunday away to the current Premier Division leaders Hatfield Peverel Ladies. The sides goalless at the half-time interval Corringham Cosmos going on to win the game 2nd half scoring 2 goals to reach the final once again. Rachel Fleming and top scorer Chloe Sams netting the goals. Will face Lawford Ladies in this season’s League Cup Final date and venue to be announced.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Two games from the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday. 3rd placed Lawford Ladies were on the road taking on 6th placed Collier Row Tigers. The sides playing out a 2-2 draw. Laura Bunton with her 22nd goal of the season scoring for Collier Row Tigers along with Emily Dempsey. Ami Warnes scoring for Lawford with their top scorer jasmine Cox adding another goal to her tally like Bunton now on 22 for the season. 

  In the other game from the Premier Division bottom side Chigwell Ladies earned a valuable point at home to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies in a goalless draw.

Essex Women’s Division One

A couple of double headers in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday. Before those league leaders Southend United Ladies came out on top in a 7 goal thriller at home to Rayleigh Town Ladies to keep ahead of the chasing pack by 3 points. The sides sharing 2 goals each in the 1st half Southend United edged the 2nd half 2-1 to claim the 3 points. Holly Gash, Eleasha Reeves and Amy Smith on target for Rayleigh Town.

  Leigh Ramblers Ladies in 2nd spot in the Division One table were hosting FC Clacton Ladies in a double header at the weekend. came out on top winning 3-0 in both matches to claim all 6 points available. Abbi Brown with a brace along with a strike from Sasha Vail in the 1st match. Vail was also a scorers in the 2nd game with Emily Mackler and Katherine Newton also getting on the scoresheet.

  Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies were also at home on Sunday playing a double header with Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Collected maximum points from both games and as a result climb up to 3rd spot in the Essex Women’s Division One table their highest position of the season. Winning one game 2-0 Daisy Theobald and Juliet Thomas were the goal scorers. Both claimed another goal each in the 2nd game with Fran Pridie also getting a goal in a 3-0 victory.

  Alresford Colne Rangers were also in action on Sunday at home to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves. Won all 3 points courtesy of a 4-1 win. Their goals scored by Vicky Hall, Joanne Harvey, Tiffany Reeves and Jasmine Warner. Emma Roberts netting the goal for Billericay.

The Round-Up – Essex 15/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th April

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 News of another loss from the leagues across the east this week with the news that the Essex Women’s Premier Division has lost Eastern Avenue. Another side struggling with a lack of numbers sadly a common theme for a number of sides this season. A real shame to see them gone and wish everyone involved with the club all the best.

 That see’s further adjustment to the league. Hatfield Peverel Ladies remain out in front leading the Premier Division by 2 points now clinching another 3 points on the road away to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on Sunday. A strong 1st half performance getting the job done Christa Osman opening the scoring in the 10th minute. Top scorer Yasmin Cowley moving onto 31 goals for the season with a brace. Victoria King also on target with 10 minutes of the 1st half left. A 4-0 lead at the break ending up the final score.

 A double header and maximum points won saw Frontiers Ladies move up into 2nd place in the Premier Division table on Sunday taking on Collier Row Tigers. In the 1st match Frontiers scored a goal in each half to win the game 2-0 with Jill Bartholomew and Kay Foy on target. 

  Another close result in the 2nd half the sides were drawing 1-1 at half-time before Frontiers scored again in the 2nd period to take the game 2-1 and claim all 6 points on offer. The same pair Bartholomew and Foy getting the goals. Emily Dempsey scoring the goal for Collier Row Tigers. 

Essex Women’s League Cup

 Hatfield Peverel Ladies are in Essex Women’s League Cup semi-final action this coming Sunday at home as they at last know their opponents with Corringham Cosmos the current League Cup holders taking on Hullbridge Sports Ladies in their quarter final this weekend. At home unbeaten on the Premier Division a potentially tricky tie for Corringham Cosmos up against Essex Women’s Division One title hopefuls Hullbridge Sports Ladies a strong 1st half though saw Corringham Cosmos in control of the quarter final leading 4-0. Hullbridge Sports pulled two goals back in the 2nd half with Karley Hunt and Brogan Kelly on target however Corringham Cosmos added a further 3 goals to win the tie 7-2. Chloe Sams scoring 4 goals. Michelle Sumpter hitting a brace along with a goal for Madison Hubbard for Corringham Cosmos. Lawford Ladies already through to the League Cup Final await.

Essex Women’s Division One

 Three matches in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday. League leaders Southend United Ladies were away to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves a narrow 2-1 victory seeing them open up a 6 point lead at the top. 

 In a mid-table clash Alresford Colne Rangers were away to Walden Ladies on Sunday. The visitors with a 2-0 advantage at half-time added 3 more goals in the 2nd half to win 5-0. Joanne Harvey scoring twice with a goal each for Tiffany Reeves, Vicky Hall and Laurel Harknett. 

 FC Clacton Ladies were at home on Sunday taking on bottom side Benfleet Villa Ladies. A 4-0 win seeing FC Clacton win for the 4th time this season.

 

The Round-Up – Essex 08/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th April

Essex Women’s Trophy

It was the Final of the Essex Women’s Trophy this Sunday, Women’s Football East was there to watch Hutton Ladies take on Silver End United Ladies at Saffron Walden Town FC. Heavy rain on the day, the pitch playable but extremely muddy. Both sides playing in the ERWFL Division One South & North respectfully. It was Silver End United Ladies final game of the season, a good achievement in what has been a difficult season for the club having started the campaign struggling for numbers. 

  On the pitch it was a competitive contest with neither side willing to let any one settle on the ball. Hutton starting the better, Silver End United coming back into it a long distance effort from Kaitlin Sugg putting Hutton into the lead. 1-0 the advantage at half-time both goalkeepers making saves the game continued to be close 2nd half and with Silver End United pressing for an equaliser Hutton were in need of a 2nd goal. With 12 minutes left to play they got a free-kick in a dangerous position 25 yards from goal. Midfielder Amy Crumpler the player fouled stepped up to take it, sending the ball arrowing into the top corner to make it 2-0. Silver End United made sure of a tense finish to the game, midfielder Stephanie A’Len turning the ball into the back of the net from inside the area. 2-1 at the final whistle Hutton Ladies win this season’s Essex Women’s Trophy.

 

Essex Women’s Trophy winners 17/18, Hutton Ladies

Essex Women’s League Cup

The first of this season’s Essex Women’s League Cup semi-finals was played this weekend and looked like it would be close on paper, proving to be the case out on the pitch between Lawford Ladies and Frontiers Ladies. Both sides riding high in the Essex Women’s Premier Division. The tie went all the way into extra-time after the sides had finished all square at 2-2 after the 90 minutes were up. Kay Foy and Loren Delamere with the goals for Frontiers. It was to be more semi-final heartbreak for Frontiers having been beaten in the Essex Women’s Trophy by Silver End United Ladies as they lost out in extra-time Lawford Ladies going on to score the winning goal to book their place in the Final, Sophia Serghiou, an Ami Warnes penalty and a goal for top scorer Jasmine Cox for Lawford. Will be a while before they know who their opponents will be with Hatfield Peverel Ladies waiting to see who they will face with Hullbridge Sports Ladies taking on current League Cup holders Corringham Cosmos in their quarter final this coming Sunday.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Two games in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday and Corringham Cosmos’s young side still unbeaten this season won comfortably away from home against Runwell Sports Ladies to move into 2nd spot in the league. A hat-trick each for Michelle Sumpter and top scorer Chloe Sams who now has 18 for the season. Frances Murphy with the goal for Runwell Sports Ladies in the 50th minute. Corringham Cosmos are now 4 points behind leaders Hatfield Peverel Ladies with 2 games in hand.

6-1 was also the winning score in the other match played in the Premier Division this Sunday. 6th placed Collier Row Tigers collecting at 3 points at home to Harlow Town Ladies Reserves. Laura Bunton is Collier Row Tigers top scorer this season and had another fruitful Sunday in front of goal scoring 4 to take her onto 22 goals this season from 12 appearances. With Daisy Chapman netting 2 goals her 1st for the side. Amber Strows with the goal for Harlow Town Ladies.

Essex Women’s Division One

Two double headers played in Essex Women’s Division One and a bad day at the office for Hullbridge Sports Ladies as they lost their long unbeaten 100% record. Losing twice against Southend United Ladies who as a result retake the lead it what is proving to be a competitive title battle in the league. Close matches both in the 1st Southend United were leading 2-1 at half-time before going on to win the match 3-2. Emily Pert scoring a brace with a goal for Emily Gowland. Jennifer Lyttle and Karley Hunt with the goal in either half for Hullbridge Sports. In the 2nd game a single strike in the 1st half from Morgan Hayes was enough for Southend United Ladies to claim their 2nd 3 point haul of the afternoon. Despite the defeats Hullbridge Sports remain very much in contention for the title having games in hand on all the sides around them. 

The other weekends double header saw Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies travelling to Rayleigh Town Ladies. Both games close affairs a single goal enough for the 3 points in both. The results going the way of Rayleigh Town Ladies, their captain Isabelle Wallings prolific in front of goal scoring in both matches her 35th and 36th of the season so far. Moves Rayleigh Town up into 6th 3 points behind 5th placed Dagenham & Redbridge.

   Alresford Colne Rangers were celebrating after a 5-0 home win against Benfleet Villa Ladies on Sunday. Tiffany Reeves scoring a brace. There were goals too fro Ellie-May Griggs, Joanne Harvey and Jasmine Warner.

  A good result too for Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves at home on Sunday as they move off the bottom of Essex Women’s Division One with a 5-0 win against Billericay Town Ladies Reserves. Georgia James getting on the scoresheet twice with a goal each for Rosie Coe, Holly Gurnett and Kelsey Honeywood. 

The Round-Up – Essex 25/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th March

Essex Women’s Premier Division 

Three matches played in the Essex Women’s Premier Division, two of those featuring Chelmsford City Ladies & Frontiers Ladies as the pair met for a double header. Chelmsford City Ladies bringing an end to Frontiers unbeaten record in the league as they won by a single goal in the 1st game scored in the 2nd half by Megan Bliss.

  Honours even in the 2nd game as Chelmsford City collected 4 points from the afternoon closing the gap to Frontiers to just a point in the process in 5th spot in the league both sides scoring in the 1st half, Kay Foy on target for Frontiers, Niki Medici getting the goal for Chelmsford City in a 1-1 draw.

   Points dropped for Frontiers sees them drop to 3rd spot in the Premier Division as Lawford won big away from home to leapfrog them in the table on Sunday. Taking on Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies, Jasmine Cox moving clear as top scorer for Lawford as she netted 5 goals to take her onto 22 from 11 appearances so far this season. There was a goal each for Tyler Christou, Ella Boyden and Keeley Brickwood her 1st goal for Lawford in an 8-1 victory. Jo Smeaton scoring in the 2nd half for Beacon Hill Rovers. Lawford are now 5 points behind leaders Hatfield Peverel Ladies with a game in hand.

Essex Women’s League Cup

Hatfield Peverel Ladies were in action in the quarter finals of the Essex Women’s League Cup this Sunday at home to Harlow Town Ladies Reserves. The hosts finding themselves trailing 2-0 at half-time, shew plenty of grit and determination in the 2nd half to get it back to 2-2 with just a couple of minutes left in the 90. Christa Osman scoring both the goals for Hatfield Peverel from the penalty spot. Having comeback form trailing 2-0 at half-time to force the tie into extra-time Hatfield Peverel then went on to win the tie extra period. Yasmin Cowley scoring early on to make it 3-2 with her 34th goal of the season. Rosie Robinson with her 2nd goal of the season scoring late in extra-time to ensure Hatfield Peverel reached the semi-finals. 

  It will be a while yet before Hatfield Peverel Ladies will know who their semi-final opponents will as Corringham Cosmos the current League Cup holders were only playing their 2nd Round tie this Sunday after numerous delays. At home to fellow Premier Division side Eastern Avenue, the visitors scoring twice with Katie Peers the clubs top scorer with 15 goals getting a brace it wasn’t enough however as a hat-trick from Rebecca Gallagher taking her onto 13 goals for the season was enough to see Corringham Cosmos through to the quarter finals where the will be at home to Hullbridge Sports Ladies. Hatfield Peverel will be at home in the semi-final, a big game whoever they get, likewise in the other semi-final where Lawford Ladies will be at home to Frontiers Ladies.

Essex Women’s Division One

There was also a double header this weekend in Essex Women’s Division One with Southend United Ladies at home taking on Alresford Colne Rangers. A comfortable win for Southend United in the 1st match leading 4-0 at half-time went on to seal a 5-0 win in the 2nd half 5 different goalscorers in the match with Charlotte Anderson, Emily Gowland, Sophie Smith, Emily Pert and Lily-Maree Halliday all getting on the scoresheet. 

  In the 2nd match a much closer game the points were shared both sides scoring a goal in each half to draw 2-2. Morgan Hayes and Sophie Smith getting the goals for Southend United. Jasmine Warner and Lucie Stanbury finding the back of the net for Alresford Colne Rangers. The 4 points earned see Southend United move to the top of Division One a pint ahead of Hullbridge Sports Ladies who saw there game away to Rayleigh Town Ladies postponed this Sunday. 

  In 3rd position in Division One, Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves good form continues as they move to within a point of 2nd placed Hullbridge winning away to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Carla Rose scoring a brace in the game for Brentwood there were goals too for Emma Mackie, Kirstie Jackson and Joanne Attridge in a 5-1 win. Giulia Francesconi scoring for Billericay.

   Leigh Ramblers make up the top 4 in Division One a tight contest at the top they themselves just 3 points from leaders Southend United after they won well away from home on Sunday against Benfleet Villa Ladies. Katherine Newton, Sasha Vail and Molly Clarke all scoring a brace, one of Clarke’s goals from the penalty spot. Abbi Brown also on target in a 7-0 win.

    Making up the top 5 in Division One Dagenham & Redbridge are just 3 points further back. Also won at the weekend at home to FC Clacton Ladies securing the 3 points with a 5-1 win. 

The Round-Up – 18/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th March

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

ERWFL Division One North

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

ERWFL Division One South

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

Norfolk Women’s County Cup

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

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

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

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

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

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

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

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

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

Cambridge Women’s Division One Cup

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

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

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

Essex Women’s Division One

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

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

 

The Round-Up – Essex 11/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th March

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Essex suffered the most with the weather this Sunday with the fixture list heavily hit by the recent wet weather seeing several pitches waterlogged with just 4 matches getting played.

  More sad news from Essex too as Hutton Ladies Reserves withdraw from the Essex Women’s Premier Division. Have been struggling for numbers recently and unfortunately has been on the cards for a little while. Wishing everyone involved with the side all the best for the future. The withdrawal seeing so adjustment to the league table.

  Two matches were played in the Premier Division with Chigwell Ladies now bottom of the table heavily beaten away to Chelmsford City Ladies on Sunday. Mia Brisley top scoring in the game getting a hat-trick with both Rosie Coe and Laura Kendle netting a brace each with five more players claiming a goal each, Lisa Overall, Niki Medici, Megan Bliss, Gaby Freedman and Shannon Hughes. 13-0 the final score a big win lifts Chelmsford City back up into 4th in the Premier Division table.

Eastern Avenue in 7th place in the Premier Division were also in action this Sunday at home taking on Harlow Town Ladies Reserves. Teliscia Linton scoring both goals for Eastern Avenue in a 2-0 victory.

Essex Women’s Division One

Two fixtures surviving in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday. Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves were away to Walden Ladies. Clair Andrews and Jessica Clay both scoring for Walden, it was Brentwood Town who came away with the 3 points, Carla Rose getting on the scoresheet for two goals, with Clarista Wigley and Chloe Wilkinson both on target in a 4-2 win that moves Brentwood Town back above Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies up to 4th in the Division One table.

   Billericay Town Ladies Reserves were at home hosting Benfleet Villa Ladies on Sunday, the visitors off the bottom of the Division One table having been awarded 6 points against Waltham Forest Ladies earlier in the season. Taking on Billericay this Sunday the sides went in level at the break drawing 1-1. Billericay going on to win the match in the 2nd half scoring twice to win 3-1. Lois Curson, Cassandra Piejko and Madeline Reeves with their goals.