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The Round-Up – Essex 15/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th September

Essex Women’s County Cup

This Sunday also saw the 1st Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup competition taking place. 4 ties taking place with the 2nd Round already drawn (details coming up). 

 It was a close contest between Lawford Ladies from the ERWFL Division One South hosting Essex Premier Division side Frontiers Ladies. The pair both scoring in the first half to see it all square at 1-1 at half-time. Chloe Godleman-Barnum scoring the goal for Frontiers in the 1st half a strike from Amber Strows seeing the visitors taking a 2-1 lead 2nd half. Lawford coming back to level it at 2-2. Daisy Canny and Tess Ryan both on target for their first of the season for Lawford. The game ending in a draw the match to be decided by penalties, success for Frontiers as they won the shootout 3-1 to advance to the 2nd Round.

Elsewhere in the 1st Round of the County Cup their were much larger results, Billericay Town Ladies Reserves competing in the FAWNL Reserves league this season drawn at home to play Division One side Chigwell Ladies. Freya Fuller wearing the captains armband for Billericay helping herself to an impressive total of 8 goals in the match. Hannah Humm and Mya Turner both netting a brace, an unlucky scoreline for Chigwell with Amelie Johnson also scoring for Billericay in a 13-0 win.

Freya Fuller scoring 8 goals for Billericay Town Ladies Reserves (photo credit Nicky Hayes)

Southend United Ladies were away to Division One side Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves in the 1st Round of the County Cup on Sunday. Harriet Hiskett scoring the opening goal for Southend, the Premier Division side getting themselves 2-0 in front as Kate Wiseman’s cross found its way in past the Chelmsford defence. Hiskett on target for her 2nd of the game then Wiseman set up Lily Aungier to score her 1st goal of the season. Southend leading 4-0 at half-time. Hiskett going on to complete her hat-trick. Lily Halliday getting in on the goal scoring action scoring twice to put Southend 7-0 up. Elizabeth Clarke next to score with her first of the campaign soon followed by a 2nd. A wonderful strike from Sophie Lebeze her 1st for the club seeing Southend record a double figure win 10-0.

  An all Premier Division clash in the 1st Round of the County Cup saw Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies at home to Collier Row Tigers. Collier Row starting the season well with a 9-1 opening day win in the league. Laura Bunton scoring 5 goals in that match amongst the goals again scoring a hat-trick in the cup. Helen Moreira with a brace and Daisy Cook wit one opening their accounts for the season. Emma Harrison also getting on the scoresheet. Collier Row winning the game 9-0 with Roseanne Shafier opening and finishing the scoring with 2 goals.

Collier Row Women (photo credit Collier Row Women twitter)

The draw for the 2nd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup

(ties to be played Sunday 20th October kick-off 1:30pm)

Hutton Ladies Reserves v Southend United Ladies

Frontiers Ladies v Leigh Ramblers Ladies

Aveley Ladies v Hutton Ladies

Holland Ladies v Silver End United Ladies

Billericay Town Ladies Reserves v AFC Basildon Women Development

Collier Row Tigers v Rayleigh Town Ladies

Chelmsford City Ladies v Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development

Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves v Billericay Town Ladies Development

Essex Women’s Premier Division

One game in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday, Chelmsford City Ladies were at home to Silver End United Ladies. The pair both winning their opening league matches last weekend. A close game Chelmsford taking the lead in the 34th minute with Amelia Murphy on target for her first goal for the club. 1-0 up at half-time, Silver End United coming back to level in the 58th minute,Toni-Anne Wayne with the equaliser, Wayne then scoring a worldy to fire the visitors into the lead just 2 minutes later. Wayne’s goals the difference securing the 3 points for Silver End United.

Essex Women’s Division One

Two games played in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday both featuring the 4 sides that had started the opening weekend with a win. Corringham Cosmos Women dropping down from the Premier Division winning 2-0 at home to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves last weekend were at home again this Sunday hosting Runwell Sports Ladies who themselves had won 8-0 against Tigers Ladies. A close game between the sides Michelle Sumpter scoring for Corringham in the opening 5 minutes added a 2nd goal with 15 minutes left on the clock to see Corringham win the game 2-1. Ashley Debnam on target for the Runwell goal.

  A close match too between the other pair to win their opening day fixtures in contrast to their results 7 days ago. Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development new this season winning 9-1 away to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Aveley Ladies the visitors newly formed themselves playing their part in a 9 goal thriller winning 5-4 away to Chigwell Ladies. Much closer as the two met on Sunday. Aveley capitalising on a slow start by the hosts to get themselves into a 1-0 lead at half-time. A 2nd goal coming in the 2nd half. Bethany Murray and Georgia Palmer with the goals. Bowers & Pitsea pulling one back to set up a tense finish with Lily Wilding scoring, Aveley holding on to their lead to collect the 3 points.

The Round-Up – Essex 08/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th September

Essex Women’s Premier Division

There will be eight sides competing in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this season. Leigh Ramblers Ladies winning the title last season promoted to the ERWFL. Harlow Town Ladies no longer fielding a Development side. Promoted are Billericay Town Ladies, then as the Reserves side but now a 3rd Development side has been created to play in this league. Rayleigh Town Ladies promoted as runners-up. Other sides strengthening tough to predict who will emerge as a title contender certainly 4 of those eight are capable.

Two of those meeting on the opening day as Frontiers Ladies played hosted to Chelmsford City Ladies. A close contest goalless at the break the 3 points settled by a single goal, Abigail Woolvin finding the back of the net in the 57th minute enough to seal the win for Chelmsford City.

Evading the tackle, action from Frontiers Ladies v Chelmsford City Ladies (photo credit Ian Kendle)

Plenty of goals scored elsewhere in the Premier Division on the opening day Collier Row Tigers a long established side at this level at home to newcomers Billericay Town Ladies Development scoring big on the opening day recording a 9-1 win to top the table after the first round of matches. No info on goalscorers. Rebecca Gallagher though opening her account for Billericay in what was a consolation goal.

Silver End United Ladies have made a signing of note bringing in striker Toni-Anne Wayne will be a huge asset for any squad at this level and so proved the case for Silver End as they played host to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on the opening day. Wayne opening the scoring midway through the 1st half, further goals from Lindsey Cowell and Jessica Mills seeing the hosts into a 3-0 half-time lead. Wayne netting her 2nd soon after the restart. Sarah Jolly scoring to make it 5-0 on 64 minutes. Wayne going on to score a 3rd to complete an opening day hat-trick with 10 minutes left.

Another high scoring encounter on the opening day saw newly promoted Rayleigh Town Ladies hosting Southend United Ladies. The visitors getting off to a great start going on to lead the game 3-0. Ria Toovey putting them into the lead a penalty converted by Lili Halliday making it 2-0 a great strike from Grace Hill on her debut adding a 3rd goal. Rayleigh Town are a side with plenty of goals in them Isabelle Wallings alone scoring 50 last season. The hosts getting it back to 3-2 their 2nd a penalty before Hill struck again at the end of the first half to see Southend hold a 4-2 advantage. A great comeback from Rayleigh though as they scored twice more in the 2nd half to pull it back to 4-4 and see the points shared. Wallings captaining the side opening her account with a goal, Holly Gash who netted 23 goals last season scoring a brace, with Louise Lawrence also on the scoresheet for her 1st goal for the club.

Essex Women’s Division One

Nine sides contesting Essex Women’s Division One this season. Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development and Tigers Ladies new to the league. Corringham Cosmos Women dropping down from the Premier Division whilst Belhus Ladies become Aveley Ladies. Eight sides in action on the opening weekend with plenty of goals scored. 

  Will start with Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development newly created as their 1st team are promoted to the ERWFL Premier Division began with an away trip to play Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Bowers & Pitsea getting off to a great start with 2 early goals, Georgina Beeson firing the visitors into the lead on 8 minutes, Rebecca Kemp scoring soon after from a corner. A 3rd goal coming from a free-kick awarded on the edge of the area Kelsey Young striking the crossbar, Kemp their on the follow up to score her 2nd. Constance Keeling introduced to the action put through on goal to score and see Bowers & Pitsea 4-0 to the good at the break. Within a minute of the restart it was 5-0 with Beeson netting her 2nd of the game. Gracei Robinson getting in on the goals to make it 6-0. Young getting a 7th goal. Chelmsford pulling a goal back with Tish Cleary on target. The hosts would concede further however in the dying stages of the game with Keeling getting her 2nd and a goal for Lily Wilding seeing the game won 9-1.

   Runwell Sports Ladies form fluctuated throughout last season and if they can find consistency this campaign will be amongst the front runners challenging at the top of the league. Could’ve have gotten off to a better start with a convincing win at home to newcomers Tigers Ladies. Leading 2-0 at half-time Runwell went on to dominate the 2nd half to add a further 6 goals to win 8-0. Ellouise Falconer opening her season with a hat-trick. Megan Marney finding the back of the net for 2 goals. Also opening their accounts were Joanne Attridge, Ashley Debnam and last season’s top scorer Aaryanna Simonelli.

  Another high scoring game was anything but one sided as Chigwell Ladies hosted Aveley Ladies on the opening day of the season. The pair sharing a 9 goal thriller. Two players scoring a brace for Chigwell, Jessica MacNab and Marie Gamage one from the penalty spot. It wasn’t enough to see them take anything from the game as their opponents found the back of their net for 5 goals. Bethany Murray on target for 2 goals for Aveley there was also a hat-trick on the opening day and Aveley’s first ever competitive match for Amara Drummond.

  Corringham Cosmos Women back in Division One getting their season off to a positive start at home as they recorded a 2-0 win over Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves.

The Round-Up – Essex 12/05/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 12th May

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 Premier Division Champions, Leigh Ramblers Ladies completed their excellent season this weekend with a win away from home against 4th placed Collier Row Tigers. Sasha Vail netting a hat-trick their were goals too for Chloe Gilligan and top scorer Kate Newton who finishes on 31 goals for the season. Leigh Ramblers winning the game 5-1 ending 6 points clear at the top losing just 2 of their 16 league matches and one of those way back on the opening day. 

  Below them a 6-2 win at home on Friday night for Harlow Town Ladies Development against Southend United Ladies had seen them set up a winner takes all game for 2nd against Frontiers Ladies this Sunday. Harlow with a point advantage in 2nd going into the game at home against their local rivals. A good season for Harlow’s youngsters a strong finish to the end of the season as they made it 6 straight league wins scoring 42 goals along the way. Leading Frontiers 2-1 at half-time Harlow piled on the goals 2nd half to win the game 8-1 to clinch runners up spot convincingly. Poppy Binding and top scorer Hannah Smith both scoring a hat-trick their were goals too for Kaydee King and yet another with a first Harlow goal to her name Ronni Harrison. The League Cup Final to come this Sunday at Runwell Sports FC 1st & 2nd meeting Harlow taking on Leigh Ramblers.

One more game to bring you from the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday and it was a positive end to the season for Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies as they won at home to Chelmsford City Ladies. Ella Jones having previously been on the scoresheet for one goal this season for Beacon Hill Rovers scoring a hat-trick, there was goals for Abbie Sutton her first for the club in just her 3rd appearance and a 21st goal of the season for Jo Smeaton. Beacon Hill Rovers winning 5-2. Shannon Kelly and Mia Brisley with the goals for Chelmsford.

Tiptree & District Charity Cup

Silverware too for Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies at the end of the season as they met Frontiers Ladies in the final of the Tiptree & District Charity Cup last Wednesday at White Notley FC. Goals from Jo Smeaton and Samantha Weidner seeing Beacon Hill Rovers draw 2-2 with their opponents in the 90 minutes, Loren Delamere and Kelly Holsworth scoring for Frontiers the game not settled in extra-time went all the way to penalties, Beacon Hill Rovers winning the shootout 4-2 to win the trophy.

Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies 2018/19 Tiptree & District Charity Cup winners (picture credit Beacon Hill Rovers)

 Congratulations to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on winning this season’s Tiptree & District Charity Cup.

Essex Women’s Division One

The season drawing to a close in Essex Women’s Division One, Billericay Town Ladies Reserves clinching the title, Rayleigh Town Ladies running them close started the day in 3rd spot 3 points back from 2nd placed Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies knowing a win in their final game of the season away to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves would see them clinch 2nd courtesy of a superior goal difference. Rayleigh have scored goals all season and have plenty in their squad who can come up trumps. Isabelle Wallings way out in front as top scorer finishing with a goal on Sunday to take her to 52 goals for the season 10 more than she scored last season. Eleasha Reeves top scoring in the final game of the season for Rayleigh with a hat-trick as 26 goals to her name. Amy Cox-Smith with a brace with Sophie Rhodes also on target in a 7-0 victory.

  Hutton Ladies Reserves in fourth spot were at home to bottom side Island Ladies in their final game of the season. Finished thier debut season back in the league strongly with a win, Goals from Baylie Kingsnorth, Mathilda Cant, Emily Wilton and Samantha Kuski sealing a 4-2 result. Ebonnie Williams scoring both goals for Island.

The Round-Up – Essex 05/05/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 5th May

Essex Women’s Premier Division

A great first season playing in the Essex Women’s Premier Division for Leigh Ramblers Ladies having be promoted last season their debut in women’s football their young squad having gone on to clinch the league title and become champions. Losing on the opening day of the season, never looked back going on a long winning run in the league to climb to the top of the table before rivals at the top Frontiers Ladies managed to halt their progress slightly with a 2-1 win in the league those though the only defeats 13 wins seeing the title won with a game to spare. Title celebrations looking unlikely though at half-time this Sunday as Leigh Ramblers found themselves trailing 2-0 at half-time away to Southend United Ladies. Emily Pert thier top scorer netting both the goals to move onto 19 for the season. Leigh Ramblers coming back well in the 2nd period to not only level but go on to win the game 3-2. Amy Jacobs scoring her 17th goal of the season with a brace too from Molly Giles her first goals for Leigh Ramblers this season. 

Champions! Leigh Ramblers Ladies winning the Essex Women’s Premier Division title (photo credit Leigh Ramblers)

Congratulation to Leigh Ramblers Ladies on winning the Essex Women’s Premier Division title. They now await confirmation to see if they will join the ERWFL and successive promotions. A potential double on the cards to meeting Harlow Town Ladies Development in the League Cup Final.

Harlow Town Ladies Development themselves also a young squad enjoying a tremendous season in Essex Women’s Premier Division. Starting the season well to get up amongst the top two back to back wins over Chelmsford City Ladies seeing them back into 3rd and now two points behind 2nd placed Frontiers Ladies. 7-2 at home against Chelmsford in their first league encounter Harlow were the away side this Sunday. Another convincing win this Sunday the goalscorers a week ago Ellie Nicholls with a hat-trick and Hannah Smith top scorer with 4 to her name. Both amongst the goals again this Sunday Smith hitting another 4 to move to 37 for the season a brace for Ellie Nicholls taking her to 23. Plenty of other names amongst the goals this season for Harlow too with a new name appearing on the scoresheet every other week, Tegan Burling this time making her 3rd appearance for the side scoring her first goals a brace in an 8-2 win. Shannon Kelly and Georgia Sleep with the goals for Chelmsford. A game in hand for Harlow this Friday no easy task at home to Southend United Ladies then they meet Frontier Ladies on Sunday for what will be a decider for who clinches runners-up spot.

Essex Women’s Division One

Just the one league match played in Essex Women’s Division One as sides look to complete their fixtures. Hutton Ladies Reserves having secured 4th position in the table go to within 2 points of 3rd placed Rayleigh Town Ladies both with one game to play after they won away to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves this Sunday. Hutton enjoying a good first season back in the league goals from Baylie Kingsnorth her 10th of the season along with goals for, Danielle Hindley, Cassandra Piejko and Rachael Agombar. Hutton winning the game 4-1 their 14th win of the season.

The Round-Up – Essex 28/04/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th April

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 Painted an exciting title run in possible in both the Premier Division & Division One in the county in last weeks edition of The Round-Up, after this Sunday’s results it all changes with Division One settled (more on that below) and the readjusted Premier Division table seeing Leigh Ramblers Ladies now needing just a point from their remaining two matches to become champions.

Beginning with Leigh Ramblers they were playing the first of two potential tricky games against 3rd placed Collier Row Tigers this Sunday. Home advantage for Leigh Ramblers, Collier Row Tigers needed to win to keep alive any chance of chasing down top spot the gap 8 points going into the match. Leigh Ramblers holding a narrow 1-0 advantage at half-time going on to strike the ball into the back of the net twice more 2nd half to win the game 3-0 with Rebecca Dalgarno scoring a brace taking her onto 15 goals for the season along with a goal for Emily Diwell. Leigh Ramblers guaranteed 2nd at the very least 11 of their squad still U18.

  Frontiers Ladies, 2nd in the Premier Division table seeing their own title hopes gone after they suffered defeat away at home this Sunday to Southend United Ladies. The visitors holding a 1-0 lead going into the half-time interval. That goal proving the difference as both sides fought to draw the 2nd period 2-2 meaning Southend claimed all 3 points courtesy of a 3-2 win and with 3 games left to play are now 3 points back from 4th placed Collier Row Tigers their run in seeing them taking on 3 of the top 4 including Collier Row Tigers in the last game of the season for both. Lauren Johnson with a brace for Southend along with Emily Pert on target for her 17th goal of the season. Frontiers with one game left to play now 4 points behind Leigh Ramblers their 2nd half goals scored by Sharon Ferguson and Charley Sandford.

Harlow Town Ladies Development climb back up into 3rd spot in the Premier Division table, maximum points now from their final 3 games can see them catch Leigh Ramblers currently on 36 points on goal difference, a huge ask, runners-up spot too on with the gap to 2nd placed Frontiers 5 points with 2 games in hand and one of there last 3 games at home to Frontiers. Still alot to play for. All set up this Sunday with a big home win against Chelmsford City Ladies. Top scorers for Harlow doing the damage Hannah Smith and Ellie Nicholls, the latter scoring a hat-trick to see her go to 21 goals for the season. Smith going one better scoring 4 goals in the match 33 goals for the season now from just 16 appearances. Harlow winning the game 7-2, Shannon Kelly and Georgia Sleep scoring for Chelmsford.

Essex Women’s Division One

Billericay Town Ladies Reserves are the Champions! Winning the Essex Women’s Division One title in their final game of the season a strong performance away to fellow title chasers Rayleigh Town Ladies on Sunday. Top of the table on goal difference over Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies going into the game a win would see Billericay assured top spot. A win for Rayleigh Town however would see a 3 way tie at the top on 48 points with a game left for Rayleigh to clinch the title themselves. As it was Billericay got the job done both sides scoring plenty of goals this season 242 between them going into the game Billericay scoring 4 more to end the season with 131 goals scored and keep Rayleigh at bay up the other end to clinch the title with a 4-0 victory to go 3 points clear. Rayleigh can still clinch runners-up spot with a win away to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves in their final game of the season.

  Hutton Ladies Reserves having secured a 4th placed finish in Division One were away to bottom side Island Ladies this Sunday. A brace each from Danielle Hindley and Rachael Agombar and a goal for Giulia Francesconi seeing Hutton win the game 5-0. Have two games left to play can’t catch 3rd but could close the gap to just 2 points and in doing so lay down a marker for next season.

The Round-Up – The Counties 21/04/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 21st April

The County Leagues

Another condensed version of The Round-Up for the county leagues this week with just 11 games played across all the leagues covered by Women’s Football East this Easter Sunday.

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Starting in Norfolk, just two fixtures left to play with one on those taking place this weekend seeing Sprowston Athletic Ladies at home to Beccles Town Ladies, both sides promoted to Division One this season, will meet again in a fortnight in the League Plate final. Mixed fortunes with Beccles hit by injuries all season finishing bottom, Sprowston Athletic ending on a high results picking up towards the latter half of the season overhaul Bungay Town Ladies to secure a top half finish ending up in 4th place courtesy of a 5-0 win, K Welsh scoring a brace in the game with goals too for Keri Boorman, Melissa Belsey and Olivia Leggett in a 5-0 win.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

In Norfolk Women’s Division Two, Taverham Women United are the Champions getting the point they needed to seal the title away to Hockering Ladies in their final game of the season this Easter Sunday. A fantastic achievement for the club playing their first ever season of women’s football have led the way for much of the season a long winning run, just the one defeat late on to dent the record. All under 18 bar one have kept getting the results despite some strong sides their to challenge. Hockering Ladies sadly short on players as they have been for most of the season battling on a creditable effort form everyone. 9 players against Taverham the visitors a handful at the best of times got into a 5-0 lead comfortable the title secured opted to drop down to 9 themselves to match Hockering a noble gesture didn’t stoop the goals as they added a further 5 to win the game 10-0. Three players netting a brace, Hannah Artis, Maya Lawlor and Tiegan Robinson with Jasmin Snelling, Lucy Staff, Summer Rogers and Abbie Walker all getting a goal each. Staff and Snelling with their first goals of the season. 

Taverham Women United, Division Two Champions

Congratulations to Taverham Women United on winning the Norfolk Women’s Division Two title.

The only side to defeat Taverham in the league this season were Tavern Ladies. Coming on strong towards the end of the season themselves victory at home to Fakenham Town Ladies on Sunday seeing them move into 2nd position and pole position for clinching the runners-up spot. A 4-0 defeat to Fakenham on the opening day of the season Tavern have been behind the top three in part due to a run in the league cup that has seen them reach their first ever final. Tavern’s winning streak now reaching 10 wins in all competitions scoring plenty of goals along the way too. Fakenham needing the points themselves to put them into 2nd it was Tavern holding the advantage at half-time leading the game 2-0 the hosts went on to win the game 5-1. Atlanta Griffith scoring a brace to move onto 23 goals for the season, Katie Hart-Copsey adding another goal to her staggering 51 goal tally. Nicole Costin also getting a goal for Tavern to take her into double figures for the season an own goal too.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

One game in Cambridgeshire at the weekend from the Championship North, leaders Ketton Ladies at home to bottom side Pinchbeck United Ladies. Ketton extending their 100% winning record to 12 games to go 6 points clear at the top courtesy of a 2-0 win with the usual suspects on target for a goal each, Fran Kavanagh scoring her 45th goal of the season With Claire Lawrenson finding the back of the net for her 26th of the campaign.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Essex saw the most league action at the weekend with five matches played. Sadly however there is some sad news to report from the league with Brentwood Town Ladies withdrawing from the Premier Division late in the campaign, no doubt a tough call to make, bottom of the league knew they were going to find it a challenge having been promoted despite a 4th placed finish last season, 11 losses have struggled to find a team on several weekends, with less than 75% of their fixtures played their results are expunged meaning adjustment to the table and some sides losing up to 6 points previously gained. Wishing everyone involved with Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves side all the best for the future.

Three games played in the Premier Division on Easter Sunday. Leigh Ramblers Ladies returning to the top of the table winning away from home against Silver End United Ladies who were playing their last game of the season. Amy Jacobs scoring a brace has 16 goals now for Leigh Ramblers from 9 appearances. Emily Diwell also on the scoresheet with Leigh Ramblers running out 3-0 winners. Leigh Ramblers a point clear of 2nd placed Frontiers Ladies with a game in hand.

  Collier Row Tigers are now 3rd  in the adjusted Premier Division table and with games home and away against Leigh Ramblers to come could yet have a say in the title race with 4 games left to play. Won the 3 points at home this Easter Sunday against Southend United Ladies. Top scorer Laura Bunton hitting a brace moving onto 33 goals for the season with Emma Harrison and Natalie Oxby also getting a goal apiece in a 4-1 win, Emily Pert scoring for Southend. 

 A point behind Collier Row Tigers in 4th spot Harlow Town Ladies Development also have 4 league games left. Were big winners away from home on Sunday taking on Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Leading 2-0 at half-time Harlow ran riot in the 2nd half to score a further 7 goals to win the game 9-1. Hannah Smith, top scorer on target for another hat-trick has 29 goals for the season now. Ellie Nicholls with a brace has 18 for the season. Also on target for a brace was Hariot Douglas her first goals for Harlow in just her 2nd appearance. Maisy Wyer and Poppy Binding with a goal each also scoring. 

Essex Women’s Division One

Home wins awarded for earlier games called of now taking effect, Billericay Town Ladies return to the top of Essex Women’s Division One, ahead of Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies on goal difference. Nothing Dagenham & Redbridge can do having completed their fixtures but they are now sandwiched between the title contenders, with Rayleigh Town Ladies moving up to 3rd awarded points and winning at home this Easter Sunday against Runwell Sports Ladies who were playing their final game of the season. 51 goals for the season too for Isabelle Wallings scoring at the weekend with Sophie Rhodes making it 2 from 2 appearances for Rayleigh as they won the game 2-1. Danielle Dorrington scoring for Runwell who finish with 10 victories and 10 losses but just 27 points with a 3 point deduction.

  The title battle between Billericay Town Ladies Reserves and Rayleigh Town Ladies, One game left for Billericay away to Rayleigh this coming Sunday 3 points the gap, Billericay win it they will be champions, draw and they will almost certainly be there with a far superior goal difference. A win for Rayleigh however and we have a 3 way tie at the top on 48 points. A point then for Rayleigh in their final game of the season away to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves will see them clinch the title… a huge game on Sunday.

  One other game played in Essex Women’s Division One this Easter Sunday with Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves beating Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves 3-1 away from home to climb up to 7th in their final game of the season, ending on a high thanks to a brace from Kelsey Honeywood and a goal for Millie Richards.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Two games played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this weekend both featuring Garston Ladies as the 1st team and 2nd XI met in a double header to get their games in towards the end of the season. 6 points up for grabs. Garston’s 2nd XI bottom of the table for much of the campaign finishing strong with 4 wins coming in their last 5 league matches. Charley Kesley with a brace along with a goal for Holly Jury her 10th of the season seeing them win one match 3-0. In the other game Kelsey was also on target for another goal to take her tally to 12 for the campaign. Top scorer Ruby Jager scoring a brace too has 15 for the season a closer game this time around with Garston’s 2nd XI edging it 3-2 the 6 points seeing them climb up to 6th in the table with 3 games left to play.

The Round-Up – Essex 14/04/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 14th April

Essex Women’s League Cup

  This season’s Essex Women’s Women’s League Cup Final will see Leigh Ramblers Ladies taking on Harlow Town Ladies Development for the trophy, two young upcoming sides both doing well in the Premier Division this season. Leigh Ramblers Ladies challenging for the title itself now into the final after overcoming fellow Premier Division side Southend United Ladies in the last 4 this weekend. A challenging draw to get t the final for Leigh Ramblers taking on sides 1st. 3rd, 5th and now 6th in the Premier Division. Kate Newton, top scorer for Leigh Ramblers this season netting a brace to see them win the game 2-0 taking her to 32 goals for the season. The League Cup Final taking place on Sunday 19th may at Runwell Sports FC.

Essex Women’s Division One

 4 games played in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday and Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies hold onto top spot for another week at least as 2nd placed Billericay Town Ladies were beaten at home to 3rd placed Hutton Ladies Reserves on Sunday. A goal form Emily Wilton along with a 10th goal of the season for Baylie Kingsnorth enough to clinch the 3 points for the visitors winning the match 2-1 with Hollie Dimambro Bovington getting the goal for Billericay. The 3 points ensuring Hutton will continue to pressure runners-up spot right until the final day with 3 games left to play.

 The other side that can chase down league leaders Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies are Rayleigh Town Ladies up to 4th now with 6 games still to play are 15 points back from top spot likely t be awarded several points due to opposition due to games called off are scoring plenty of goals this season. Notably Isabelle Wallings, scoring 4 at the weekend as they took on Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves at home those goals pushing Wallings onto an incredible 50 goals for the season. Wasn’t the top scorer in the game however with Eleasha Reeves on target for 5 goals to take her own tally to 23 for the campaign. Also moving onto 23 goals for the season is Holly Gash with a goal plus 2 for Kristina Stavrinou her first goals for Rayleigh Town who ran out 12-0 winners. A big game to come with Rayleigh at home to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves in a fortnights time.

 Belhus Ladies climb back up to 7th spot in the Essex Women’s Division One table winning at home to bottom side Island Ladies this Sunday. Goals from Aimee Hunt, Hayley Freeman and a first goal of the season for Paige Pervaill seeing them to a 3-1 win. Ebonnie Williams getting on the scoresheet for Island.

  The points shared in the final match to bring you from Division One this Sunday with Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves holding 5th placed FC Clacton Ladies to a 2-2 draw at home at the weekend. Clacton leading 1-0 at half-time Leigh Ramblers scoring twice in the 2nd half as they battled back to get a point. Stacy Bott from the penalty spot and Emily Hamlin scoring for Leigh Ramblers. Charlotte Warren scoring for Clacton her 13th strike of the season with Lucy-May Cushway also getting a goal her first for Clacton in just her 3rd appearance.

Tiptree &District Charity Cup

Chelmsford City Ladies were at home to Frontiers Ladies in the semi-final of the Tiptree & District Charity Cup this Sunday. Two early goals for the visitors doing the damage seeing Frontiers reach the final. Anna Freeman and Jill Bartholomew with the goals to secure a 2-0 victory.

The Round-Up – Essex 07/04/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 7th April

Essex Women’s League Cup

Harlow Town Ladies Development are the first side to reach the final of this season’s Essex Women’s League Cup. Their young side enjoying an impressive debut season in the Premier Division 4th in the table a long unbeaten run at the start of the season now into their 1st ever final. Were away to Division One side Runwell Sports Ladies who have been League Cup finalists themselves losing to Harlow’s 1st team 3 seasons ago. Harlow’s Development side enjoying a good first half showing to lead the game 3-0 built on that 2nd half adding a further 5 goals to book their spot in the final with an 8-1 win. Top scorer Hannah Smith on target for 4 of those goals taking her goals for the season up to 27. Ellie Nicholls also on the scoresheet with her 18th goal of the season with a goal each to for Maisy Wyer, Evie Anderson and Savannah Japal. Leigh Ramblers Ladies are at home to Southend United Ladies in the other League Cup semi-final taking place this coming Sunday.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Collier Row Tigers are up to 3rd spot in the Essex Women’s Division after picking up the 3 point in an impressive win away to 4th placed Chelmsford City Ladies on Sunday. Top scorer Laura Bunton racing past the 30 goals mark with a 5 goal haul that sees her on 31 goals from just 12 appearances. Collier Row Tigers winning the game 6-0 with Emma Harrison the other goalscorer.

  A 5th straight league win for Southend United Ladies sees them consolidate 6th position in the Essex Women’s Premier Division and with games in hand on the sides above them could yet push for a top half finish after a slow start to the campaign. Were in the road this Sunday taking on Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Jo Smeaton scoring her 20th goal of the season for the hosts it wasn’t enough for Beacon Hill Rovers to get anything from the game as goals from Lily Halliday and Ellie Wood saw Southend United win the game 2-1.

Essex Women’s Division One 

In Essex Women’s Division One, Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies are the 1st side to play out all their fixtures end their campaign leading the table by 3 points wasn’t to be more as they suffered defeat in their final league match at home to 3rd placed Hutton Ladies Reserves. Baylie Kingsnorth celebrating a brace, with a goal each for Vicky Kinsman and Cassandra Piejko plus an own goal in a 5-0 win. Dagenham & Redbridge can only wait and see what the chasing pack will do, a 3rd placed finish guaranteed at least, with both 2nd placed Billericay Town Ladies Reserves 3 points behind with 3 games in hand and 5th placed Rayleigh Town Ladies on 30 points with 7 still to play can overhaul them. Either way a great season for Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies. Hutton Ladies Reserves enjoying a strong season too have had a real impact on the title race.

FC Clacton Ladies climb up to 4th in the Essex Women’s Division One table winning at home this Sunday against Chigwell Ladies. Goals from Jasmine Cox, Lauren Lucas and a 1st of the season from Sasha Moy securing a 3-1 win for FC Clacton. Victoria Parker getting on the scoresheet for Chigwell Ladies her 15th goal of the season.

  A home win too this Sunday in Division One for Chelmsford City Ladies taking on Belhus Ladies, goals from Kelsey Honeywood and Tish Cleary seeing Chelmsford win the game 2-1 to record their 3rd league win of the season enough to take them above Belhus into 9th place in the table. Bethany Murray scoring for Belhus.

The Round-Up – The Counties 31/03/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 31st March

County League Round-Up

 A reduced fixture list across the county leagues in the East this weekend, Sunday being Mother’s Day just 15 games played across the whole of the region felt it easiest to place all the games in one edition of The Round-Up. A handful of games in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex & Beds & Herts.

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Beginning in Norfolk, two matches played in Division One on Sunday. League Champions, Thorpe United Ladies playing their last game of the campaign away to Bungay Town Ladies. 12 wins and a single defeat in the 13 games played to date a successful league campaign for Thorpe bringing a number of youth players into the squad this season, have performed well the club running away with the leagues, injuries stretching them towards the end were looking to end on a high against a Bungay side starting to move in the right direction themselves after a difficult start to the season. Always competitive between the two a heavy defeat for Thorpe at Bungay last season, a better start to the game scoring twice to lead the game 2-0 at half-time. A competitive 2nd half saw Bungay fight back scoring 3 goals, Thorpe responding adding a further two goals to win the game 4-3. Captain Rebekah Lake finishing well clear as top scorer for Thorpe a goal on Sunday taking her to 18. Midfielder Laura Hedtke also into double figures for the season with a goal   finishes on 11. Victoria McNorton and Millie Cursons also on the scoresheet. Selina Rowland, Grace Storey and Jody Wells getting the Bungay goals. 

Gorleston Ladies up to 3rd in the Division One table have 2nd placed Sprowston Ladies in their sights, were at home this Sunday taking on 4th placed Sprowston Athletic Ladies. A close game a goal each for Sophie Gillett and Bethany Turner enough to win the game for Gorleston despite a goal from Kate Morris for Sprowston Athletic the hosts winning 2-1 move to within a point of Sprowston Ladies with a game in hand.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

  A first defeat in the league in women’s football for Norfolk Women’s Division Two leaders, Taverham United Women last Sunday losing 3-0 at home to in form Tavern Ladies. Taverham bouncing back straight away with an away win against bottom side Bulldogs Ladies this Sunday in the only match taking place in the division. The scores close at half-time with Taverham holding a narrow 1-0 advantage. The visitors getting the better of the 2nd half despite Bulldogs getting a goal themselves Taverham going on to score 3 more to win the game 4-1 to go 9 points clear at the top of the table, Hannah Artis bagging herself a hat-trick in the game along with a goal for top scorer Rebecca Sutton who now has 35 goals for the season.

Suffolk Women’s Division

Three league games played in the Suffolk Women’s Division this Sunday, East Bergholt United Ladies keeping their 6 point lead at the top of the table with a home win in a high scoring match with 3rd placed Brantham Athletic Ladies. The visitors scoring 3 goals, East Bergholt securing the 3 points hitting five in reply. Stacey Teager scoring a brace to move to 16 goals for the season. Another goal for Annie Northwood takes her to 33 for the campaign. Jessica Clark and Jessica Quinsee also scoring a goal a piece. 2nd placed Needham Market Women awarded the 3 points for a home win against Alresford Colne Rangers. 

   Brettvale Ladies keep up their good form in 2019 just the one defeat from 8 played. A point earned on the road this Sunday away to Leiston St Margaret Ladies. Pushing for a decent mid-table finish and a good platform to build on for next season. Tarnya McKew scoring her 18th goal for Brettvale since joining the game finishing 1-1.

 A winning end to the season for Brightlingsea Regent Ladies, their first season in women’s football coming to an end at home to Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies. The team continuing to develop haven’t always got the points they deserved, looking for a new manager to take their development further. 1-0 up at half-time Brightlingsea made sure of a winning finish adding a further 2 goals 2nd half to win the game 3-1. Paige Knight, Jessica Scott and Lucy Tilbury with her 1st of the season the goalscorers. Felicia Harris with her first Chantry Grasshoppers goal.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 Two games in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday. League Cup action or lack of seeing Harlow Town Ladies lose ground in the league a comfortable victory at home on this weekend saw them climb back up to 3rd in the table. Were taking on Silver End United Ladies, 2-0 up at half-time, Harlow scoring a further 2 in the 2nd period to clinch the 3 points. Top scorer Hannah Smith amongst the goals with her 23rd of the season, 17 goals too now for Ellie Nicholls also getting a goal. Lucy Edmeades with a goal too with Ellie Wallace another new name amongst the goal scorers for Harlow this season with her first goal in just her 2nd appearance.

  In the other game played on Sunday in the Essex Women’s Premier Division it was a 7 goal thriller between Corringham Cosmos and Southend United Ladies. Rebecca Gallagher getting hosts Corringham off to a great start scoring her 17th goal of the season in the opening minute. Southend getting back on level terms to see the sides drawing 1-1 at half-time. The visitors getting the better of the 2nd half a further 5 goals added to win the game 4-3. Michelle Sumpter on the hour and final minute for Corringham. Lily Halliday, Ria Toovey, Kate Wiseman and Lauren Johnson with the goals for Southend.

Essex Women’s Division One

One game taking place in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday with Chigwell Ladies at home to 4th placed Rayleigh Town Ladies. 46 goals now for Rayleigh Town captain Isabelle Wallings scoring a brace against Chigwell. Was Sunday’s top scorer however with a hat-trick for Holly Gash  who herself moves onto 22 goals for the season. Millie Arnold also on the scoresheet with a goal along with Sophie Rhodes scoring on her Rayleigh Town debut in a 7-0 victory.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

The top sides bunch up again in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One with leaders Northwood Ladies not in action the chasing sides all picked up the 3 points to see just 4 points once again between the top 4. 3rd placed Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies awarded the home win over Sharnbrook, there were two matches played on Sunday.

 2nd placed St Albans Ladies closing to within a point of Northwood winning away to bottom side, Garston Ladies 2nd XI. A fantastic start for the visitors 2-0 up inside the opening 6 minutes. Michaela Johnson making it 1-0 with less than a minute played, Molly Slade doubling the lead. Garston doing well to keep St Albans adding further goals, just 3 minutes left on the clock, St Albans doing 3-0 up, Slade with her 2nd of the match in the 87th minute, a 4th goal added in the final minute with Ellen Salter finding the back of the net for her 15th goal of the season.

   A closer score for 4th placed Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires away to Sherrardswood Ladies on Sunday winning the 3 points with a 2-1 result to keep them right up with the league leaders in Division One.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

4 points from their remaining 2 league games will see Hitchin Belles win the Beds & Herts Division Two title. Move 7 points clear at the top with a comfortable home win over Evergreen Eagles on Sunday. Top scorer Katie White netting a hat-trick moves to 21 goals for the season. Amy Jack back amongst the goals with a brace to go to 18. With a brace to for Kiera How enjoying a good run in front of goal with 14 goals now for the season. Hitchin Belles winning the game 7-1. Sophie Kempsford on the scoresheet for Evergreen Eagles. Hitchin Town Ladies the side that can catch them with games in hand. Hitchin Belles last game of the season away to their local rivals.

2nd placed Letchworth Garden City Eagles ow title hopes dashed on Sunday as they lost away to 5th placed Evergreen Ladies on Sunday. Captain Rebecca Freeman scoring twice as Evergreen continued their recent good form with a 4th straight league win to put them to within a point of 4th placed Royston Town Ladies Development with a game in hand.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Two games too in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this Sunday. With leaders AFC Dunstable Ladies Development not in action it was an opportunity for 2nd placed Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses to close the gap at the top back to 4 points. Were away to Stotfold Juniors Ladies. Giselle Randall continuing her excellent season in front of goal for the visitors scoring a hat-trick to take her onto 24 goals for the season. The winning score 4-0 with Kodi Meader also on the scoresheet with her 1st of the season. 

In the other game was 3rd versus 4th with Langford Ladies away to AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies. A tight game between the sides goalless at half-time a single goal enough to win the points in the 2nd half, Kayleigh Humphries getting the goal the win taking Kempston Town & Bedford College back above Langford into 3rd place.

The Round-Up – Essex 24/03/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 24th March

Essex Women’s Trophy

 Women’s Football East was down in Essex this Sunday at Aveley FC for the Final of the Essex Women’s Trophy. The third final as Essex FA held the #FemaleFinalsDay Bowers & Pitsea Ladies taking on Lawford Ladies in this season’s final. Both sides playing in ERWFL Division One a bright sunny afternoon, an entertaining game Lawford coming close early on with captain Daisy Canny taking the ball around the keeper inside the box smashing her shot against the post. Bowers & Pitsea breaking forwards well up the other end creating chances Sophie Dowman pressuring the Lawford defence setting up the opening goal playing the ball into Holly Moore striking the ball first time rifles her shot into the top corner to give Bowers & Pitsea the lead. Georgia Fraser bursting through on goal doubling the lead just past the half hour blasting a shot over the keeper from the edge of the area.

A 2-0 lead for Bowers & Pitsea Ladies at half-time Lawford doing some reorganising at half-time begin the 2nd half well getting onto the front foot, pressing the ball higher limiting the balls up to Bowers & Pitsea’s attackers. Pushing for a goal Lawford pull one back from a superbly struck free-kick for Jodie Sharp. Lawford continue to battle get players forwards creating chances, Bowers & Pitsea need a 3rd goal and get it on the counter in the final 10 minutes Holly Moore on just returned to the action firing home another clinical finish to make it 3-1. Lawford come straight back to reduce the deficit once more from a free kick wide on the left the ball into the area not cleared Tess Ryan scrambling it home inside the six yard box. Bowers & Pitsea Ladies hold on in the closing moments to win the game 3-2 and win the final.

Bowers & Pitsea Ladies, 2018/19 Essex Women’s Trophy Winners

Essex Women’s League Cup

Elsewhere in the county their was more cup action with the twice postponed Essex Women’s League Cup quarter final between Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves and Harlow town Ladies Development at last taking place. Harlow Town’s youngsters doing well in the Premier Division easing through to the last 4 of the League Cup with a convincing away win on Sunday. Both Hannah Smith and Ellie Nicholls scoring 4 goals each in the match have 38 goals between them. Jazi Davidson also getting her name on the scoresheet her first goal of the season, Harlow winning 9-0. Will be away in the semi-finals taking in Division One side Runwell Sports Ladies the game scheduled for Sunday 7th April. Leigh Ramblers Ladies at home to Southend United Ladies in the other semi-final to be played a week later.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 Three games played in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday. Leigh Ramblers Ladies were playing just their 3 league game of the year have had plenty of cup action during that spell. That though has seen their lead at the top of the Essex Women’s Premier Division lost to Frontiers Ladies. Back in league action this Sunday were looking to close the gap as they took on 3rd placed Chelmsford City Ladies at home. Chelmsford undefeated in the Premier Division in 7 games going into this Sunday’s clash. Leigh Ramblers edging it at the half-time interval leading the game 2-1, getting a 3rd in the 2nd half to win the game and close the gap to Frontiers back to 2 points with 2 games in hand. Rebecca Dalgarno scoring her 15th of the season for Leigh Ramblers there were goals too for Chloe Gilligan and a 1st of the season for Maddie Archer. Georgia Sleep with her 1st for Chelmsford’s 1st team scoring in the first half for the visitors.

  Collier Row Tigers take advantage of Harlow Town Ladies Developments delayed League Cup quarter final with victory away from home on Sunday to climb above them into 4th in the Essex Women’s Premier Division table. Corringham Cosmos the hosts saw Michelle Sumpter scoring a goal either side of half-time, it wasn’t enough to get anything from the game however with Collier Row Tigers clinching the 3 points with a 3-2 win.

  Silver End United Ladies were also in league action on Sunday at home to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. A goal in each half for Danielle Bragg and Roxanne Gardner seeing Silver End United win the game 2-0, the 3 points lifting them up to 6th in the table.

Essex Women’s Division One

 Billericay Town Ladies Reserves lost at the weekend for just the 2nd time this season. At home were taking on Rayleigh Town Ladies. Plenty of goals in both squads, Rayleigh were beaten by a mouthwatering scoreline in the County Cup by Billericay’s first team earlier in the season. A small measure of revenge this Sunday as they clinched the points away from home. Isabelle Wallings scoring twice to add to her impressive goals haul this season now standing at 44 and plenty of games left to play. Nancy Butler also on the scoresheet, recently joined from Billericay has 3 goals now in 2 appearances. Rayleigh Town winning the game 3-1. Rachel Marris-Armstrong scoring the goal for Billericay.

 That result coupled with a big away win for Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies sees them go 3 points clear at the top of Division One. Were taking on bottom side Island Ladies this Sunday. Jodie Barden on target for a hat-trick takes her onto 10 goals for the season for Dagenham & Redbridge. 18 goals too now for Grace Tebb-Reading scoring a goal too at the weekend, Juliet Thomas and Evie Doyle-Love both on the scoresheet with a goal a piece too in a 6-0 win. 

It was a high scoring match between 5th placed FC Clacton Ladies and Belhus Ladies this Sunday the sides sharing a 9 goal thriller. A brace each for Charlotte Warren and Amy Hartley along with a strike from Megan-Leigh Lawrence seeing the win go narrowly to FC Clacton the hosts winning the game 5-4 to get the 3 points. A god effort from Belhus their goals scored by Bethany Murray, Amara Drummond and a brace for Aimee Hunt.

Last but not least a home win on Sunday in Division One for Chigwell Ladies sees them up to 7th in the table. Were taking on Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Victoria Parker scoring her 14th goal of the season along with a first of the season for Karen Ulyatt seeing Chigwell win the 3 points with a 2-1 win, Kelsey Honeywood with the goal for Chelmsford.