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The Round-Up – Essex 25/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th February

Essex Women’s Premier Division

One game in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday and Corringham Cosmos are look strong as they continue their pursuit of the league leaders moving into 4th place still unbeaten with games in hand on all 3 sides above them. Playing their 9th league match were at home to Runwell Sports Ladies. Leading 3-1 at half-time Corringham Cosmos added another goal 2nd half to win the game 4-1. Chloe Sams getting herself a brace along with a goal each for Rebecca Gallagher and Michelle Sumpter. Frances Murphy scoring in the 30th minute for Runwell Sports Ladies.

Essex Women’s League Cup

Two of the 4 quarter finals from the Essex Women’s League Cup were played this Sunday with Premier Division sides, Frontiers Ladies and Lawford Ladies both scoring 7 goals on their way to booking their places in the semi-finals.

  Frontier Ladies were away to fellow Premier Division side Collier Row Tigers who reached the League Cup final last season. Wasn’t to be this time around as Frontiers recovered from being knocked out of the Essex Women’s Trophy semi-finals with a convincing win to reach the last 4 of the league cup. 4 goals to the good at half-time went on to win the game 7-0. Sharon Ferguson amongst the goals getting 4 more to her tally to take her onto 18 for the season. Jill Bartholomew, Anna Freeman and Kelly Holsworth also finding the back of the net for a goal each.

Premier Division side, Lawford Ladies were at home in the Essex Women’s League Cup quarter finals taking on Division One side, Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies. 3 players claiming a brace for Lawford in the match, Jasmine Cox, Erin Hornby and Sofia Serghiou along with a goal for Ami Warnes as Lawford reached the semi-finals. The final score 7-2.

Essex Women’s Division One

Remains very tight at the top of Essex Women’s Division One with the top three all winning big at the weekend. League leaders, Hullbridge Sports Ladies at home to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Broghan Kelly the 1st player in the East (I haven’t checked the rest of the UK) to break the 40 goals barrier this season moving on to 41 from 14 appearances as she got a double hat-trick at the weekend. Jennifer Lyttle scoring a brace along with a goal for Kelly Smith as Hullbridge racked up a 9-0 win.

   2nd placed Southend United Ladies level on points with Hullbridge doubled that goals tally at home to FC Clacton Ladies on Sunday as they put 18 goals into the back of their opponents net for their biggest win of the season. Both Lauren Johnson and Emily Pert getting 4 goals a piece. Georgia Raby getting a brace as did Molly Johnson her 1st two goals for the club this season, Emily Gowland on her debut getting a brace also. The other goals were shared out amongst Ria Toovey, Morgan Hayes, Sophie Dell and Emily Seymour the 1st goal for the season for the later pair.

  In 3rd spot Leigh Ramblers Ladies are just 2 points behind the leading pair in Essex Women’s Division One were away to Alresford Colne Rangers on Sunday. Leigh Ramblers top scorer Katherine Newton claiming a hat-trick to move onto 24 goals for the season. Emily Diwell and Rebecca Dalgarno were also on target in a 5-1 win. Joanne Harvey getting the goal for Alresford.

Has been a torrid season so far for Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves falling to the foot of Essex Women’s Division One with just 2 points on the board from their first 11 league matches. Had something to celebrate however at the weekend as they earned a very good point at home to 4th placed Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Brentwood finding some form of late scoring through Sophie Lovell. A goal for Laura Kendle seeing Chelmsford City draw the game 1-1 their 3rd point of the season taking them off the bottom of the table.

The Round-Up – Essex 18/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th February

Essex Women’s County Cup

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

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

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

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

Essex Women’s Trophy

 

2 goals for Silver End United Ladies, Megan Jiggins

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

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

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

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

Essex Women’s Premier Division 

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

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

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

Essex Women’s Division One

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

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

 

The Round-Up – Essex 11/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th February

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Weather affected the fixture list across the county leagues in Essex this Sunday with just the 4 matches taking place. The top two Hatfield Peverel Ladies and Frontiers Ladies seeing their games called off in the Essex Women’s Premier Division it was a chance for the chasing sides to try and gain some ground. 3rd placed Lawford Ladies were at home to 7th placed Corringham Cosmos who along with Frontiers are unbeaten in the league with a number of games in hand. The visitors having a narrow lead at half-time 1-0 to the good a tight game between the pair saw the points shared in the finish Corringham scoring another goal, Lawford responded with 2 in the 2nd half Jasmine Cox getting them both. Madison Hubbard and Chloe Sams netting the goals for Corringham who move up 2 placed to 5th in the table. 

Also moving up a place in the Essex Women’s Premier Division after Sunday’s results are Collier Row Tigers moving from 5th into 4th position. Were away taking on Eastern Avenue a comfortable 1st half seeing the visitors leading 3-0 2 more goals were added in the 2nd period 5 different goalscorers in Collier Row Tigers 5-0 win, Laura Bunton with another goal top scorer for the club moving onto 18. There were goals too for Daisy Chapman, Emma Harrison, Rebecca Killington ad Helen Moreira.

   At the other end of the Premier Division table a complete turn around of form for 10th placed Harlow Town Ladies as they won their 2nd successive league match on Sunday their 3 win in a row in total including the cup. At home to Chigwell Ladies the side immediately below them a brace from Tegan Burling along with a goal each for Charlotte Bolton, Mollie Rose and Amber Strows seeing Harlow to a comfortable 5-0 win.

Essex Women’s Division One

All but one game was called off in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday. Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves were on the road taking on Alresford Colne Rangers a close 1st half saw the sides drawing 0-0, Brentwood getting the better of the 2nd half. Georgia Holdaway scoring a hat-trick. Emma Mackie and Chloe Wilkinson were also both on target in a 5-0 away win the result moving Brentwood up the table from 6th to 4th.

The Round-Up – Essex 04/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 4th February

Essex Women’s Premier Division

One game played in the Essex Women’s Premier Division and it was a big result for Harlow Town Ladies Reserves as they win in the league for the 1st time this season to move off the bottom of the table. Away to 5th placed Chelmsford City Ladies drawing 1-1 at half-time Harlow getting the winning goal in the 2nd half to claim all 3 points, Rebecca Pope and Mollie Rose the players getting their goals. Lisa Overall with the 1st half goal for Chelmsford City.

Essex Women’s Division One

 In Essex Women’s Division One with league leaders Hullbridge Sports Ladies involved in the League Cup this Sunday 2nd placed Leigh Ramblers Ladies had the chance to return to the top of the table as they travelled to Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves, the 6th placed side able to name a strong squad this weekend good the right result too winning the contest 4-1 with their goals scored by Sophie Lovell, Emma Mackie, Chloe Wilkinson and Georgia Holdaway.

That defeat for Leigh Ramblers saw 3rd placed Southend United Ladies move to within a point as they won comfortably away from home on Sunday playing Billericay Town Ladies Reserves. 2 goals in each half seeing them to a 4-0 victory, Emily Pert the clubs top scorer moving onto 12 goals for the season with a brace. Sophie Smith and Lily-Maree Halliday also claiming a goal each.

5th placed Rayleigh Town Ladies are rampart in front of goal as for the 2nd successive game they scored 15 times in a match with 14 goals scored in the game before that too! Captain Isabelle Wallings more often than not the top scorer in a game adding another 5 to her tally this Sunday away to FC Clacton Ladies. Holly Gash and Megan Harvey both getting a hat-trick. A brace for Eleasha Reeves along with a goal each for Jorja Killington and Lily Aungier.

Essex Women’s League Cup

4 ties played this Sunday in the Essex Women’s League Cup, holder Corringham Cosmos seeing their away game against fellow Premier Division side Eastern Avenue postponed. Elsewhere the action was from the 2nd Round. Hullbridge Sports Ladies leading Essex Division One were away to fellow league side Alresford Colne Rangers on Sunday. Hullbridge’s Broghan Kelly’s impressive form in front of goal continuing as she netted another hat-trick taking her onto 35 goals from just 13 appearances. Danni Dorrington, Patricia McWeeney and Sophie Fuller all getting a goal each to in a comfortable 6-0 win to put Hullbridge through to the quarter finals.

Premier Division leaders Hatfield Peverel Ladies also have a striker in red hot form as they hosted Division One side Walden Ladies in the 2nd Round of the league Cup on Sunday, Yasmin Cowley with another 1st half hat-trick added added another in the 2nd half to ease Hatfield Peverel into the quarter finals with a 4-1 win. 33 goals from 12 appearances for Cowley now.

  An all Premier Division tie in the 2nd Round of the League Cup saw Runwell Sports Ladies hosting Frontiers Ladies. A closer game this one a goal in each half for Runwell Sports from Danielle Stace and Bobbi Cubberly it was Frontiers who progressed to the quarter finals however winning the tie 3-2 courtesy of a brace from Sharon Ferguson along with a goal from Kelly Holsworth to win 3-2.

  In the final 2nd Round tie played in the League Cup in Essex this weekend their was an upset as Division One side Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies knocked out Premier Division side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. The sides drawing 2-2 after 90 minutes the tie heading into extra-time both were on target with another goal 3-3, A brace from Fran Pridie along with a goal for Daisy Theobald for home side Dagenham & Redbridge. Marie Hall, Ella Jones and Abigail Hawkins getting the goals for Beacon Hill Rovers the tie went all the way to penalties. Dagenham & Redbridge winning the shootout 4-3 to progress into the quarter finals.

   The draw for the Essex Women’s League Cup quarter finals is as follows:- 

Hatfield Peverel Ladies v Harlow Town Ladies Reserves

Lawford Ladies v Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies

Eastern Avenue or Corringham Cosmos v Hullbridge Sports Ladies

Collier Row Tigers v Frontiers Ladies

ties scheduled to be played Sunday 25th February

The Round-Up – 21/01/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 21st January

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

ERWFL 

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

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

Norfolk

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

Aylsham Ladies winning the League Cup in 2016

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

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

Cambridgeshire 

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

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

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

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

Essex

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beds & Herts

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

 

The Round-Up – Essex 14/01/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 14th January

Essex Women’s Premier Division 

A busy Sunday of football across Essex with action from the league and league cup. Hatfield Peverel Ladies keep their 7 point lead at the top of the Essex Women’s Premier Division winning away from home on Sunday taking on bottom side Harlow Town Ladies a 1st half hat-trick from top scorer Yasmin Cowley seeing the 3 points go home with the visitors.

   2nd placed Frontiers Ladies hadn’t played since the end of November their 1st game of 2018 saw them start with a win to resume their pursuit of Hatfield Peverel. Away on Sunday playing Runwell Sports Ladies the sides were drawing 1-1 at half-time before Frontiers went on to score 3 goals in the 2nd half to win the match 4-1. Sharon Ferguson scoring a hat-trick in the game with Jill Bartholomew on target with a goal. Bobbi Cubberley with the goal for Runwell Sports Ladies.

   Chelmsford City Ladies were at home to Eastern Avenue on Sunday the two sides having to settle for a point a piece with the result 0-0 after the 90 minutes. A point enough to move Chelmsford City back into 3rd position in the Premier Division table.

Essex Women’s Division One

New leaders in Essex Women’s Division One after this Sundays results Leigh Ramblers Ladies go top winning at home with leaders Hullbridge Sports Ladies in League Cup action. Away from taking on Walden Ladies, Leigh Ramblers won the game 5-2 to move a point clear at the top of the table. Kim Jeffery with the Walden Ladies goal.

    Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies move back into 3rd position in the Essex Women’s Division One table winning away from home on Sunday playing 5th placed Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves, goals from Daisy Theobald and Fran Pridie securing a 2-0 win.

   That loss for Brentwood Town coupled with a big away win for Rayleigh Town Ladies sees them climb above them into 5th in the Essex Women’s Division One table. Taking on Waltham Forest Ladies, Holly Gash scored 5 times in the match to move her onto 14 for the season. Gash didn’t top score in the game however with captain Isabelle Wallings wading in with a double hat-trick to move her past 30 goals for the season. Eleasha Reeves, Aaryanna Simonelli and Anne Winfield also getting a goal each in a 14-0 win.

Benfleet Villa Ladies are off the bottom of Essex Women’s Division One as they earned a point at home to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Lauren Brumpton getting the goal for Benfleet in a 1-1 draw.

Essex Women’s League Cup

The 1st Round of the Essex Women’s League Cup was completed this weekend with 4 ties played. Was a big win away from home for Lawford Ladies then 3rd in the Premier Division against Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves 2nd bottom in Division One. Daisy Canny continuing to find the back of the net with another hat-trick 3 players got a brace in the match Ella Boyden, Sofia Serghiou and Gemma Issacs with a goal each for Tyler Christou and Jamie Newstead in an 11-0 win.

    A big away result too for Premier Division side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies taking on Division One side FC Clacton Ladies in the 1st Round of the League Cup. Rarely does a write up about Beacon Hill Rovers not feature Jo Smeaton and this one is no exception as she top scored in the game with 5 goals to her name. Marie Hall getting 2 goals, Louise Oliver, Sarah Taylor and Xanthe Davis were also goalscorers in a 10-1 win. Lauren Lucas scoring for FC Clacton. 

Essex Women’s Division One leaders Hullbridge Sports ladies were away in the League Cup 1st Round on Sunday taking on Premier Division side, Hutton Ladies Reserves. All square at half time the sides drawing 1-1. Both going on to score again in the 2nd half it was Hullbridge Sports who progress edging the result 3-2. Captain Danni Dorrington scoring a brace with top scorer Broghan Kelly also getting a goal.

A great result for Alresford Colne Rangers in the 1st Round of the League Cup as they knocked out fellow Division One side Southend United Ladies. A narrow 1-0 lead at half-time Alresford went on to score 3 more goals in the 2nd half as Southend looked to respond to win the game 4-2. Joanne Harvey netting twice with a goal each for Lucie Stanbury and Jasmine Warner for Alresford. Emily Pert and Georgia Raby with the Southend United goals.

   That sees the 2nd Round draw of the Essex Women’s League Cup look as follows:-

Eastern Avenue v Corringham Cosmos

Benfleet Villa Ladies v Harlow Town Ladies Reserves

Collier Row Tigers v Chelmsford City Ladies

Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies v Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies

Runwell Sports Ladies v Frontiers Ladies

Alresford Colne Rangers v Hullbridge Sports Ladies

Lawford Ladies v Leigh Ramblers Ladies

Hatfield Peveral Ladies v Walden Ladies

  Ties are scheduled to be played Sunday 28th January with a 1:30pm KO

The Round-Up – Essex 07/01/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 7th January

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Hatfield Peverel Ladies ended a fantastic 2017 top of the Essex Women’s Premier Division having hit the ground running following promotion from Division One have maintained that momentum leading for most of the campaign and began 2018 with another positive result to take them 7 points clear at the top of the table. At home this Sunday taking on 3rd placed Chelmsford City Ladies. A goal in each half for both top scorer Yasmin Cowley and Victoria King seeing Hatfield Peveral win the game 4-1. Megan Bliss scoring the goal for Chelmsford City.

Lawford Ladies are the leagues top scorers now as they took their tally so far in the Premier Division this season to 49 from just 8 matches played. Came out on top at home in a high scoring match at the start of 2018. Hosting Runwell Sports Ladies who found the back of the net for 3 goals themselves. Lawford’s Daisy Canny keeping up her great scoring form this season getting a hat-trick with 2 more goals for new signing Tyler Christou seeing the home side win the game 5-3 the win taking Lawford up into 3rd in the table with 3 games in hand on Hatfield Peverel the gap 9 points.

Essex Women’s Division One

Reformed Hullbridge Sports Ladies ended 2017 with a 100% winning record as they led the way in Essex Women’s Division One began 2018 with a match away to one of their challengers looking to overhaul them at the top of the table another side new to the league this season, Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies ending 2017 in 3rd place in the table. The sides were drawing 0-0 at half-time, goals from captain Danni Dorrington, Broghan Kelly and Jennifer Lyttle seeing Hullbridge Sports go on to win the match 3-1 and take their 100% record to 9 league games.

  Hullbridge Sports aren’t running away with the league however and one defeat yet could see them overhauled at the top. Leigh Ramblers Ladies young guns also new to the league have started well too in 2nd spot with just one defeat in the league the top scorers too and extended their goals scored tally even further after Sunday’s home win over Billericay Town Ladies Reserves. Emily Diwell top scoring in the game with 5 goals. Katherine Newton getting 4 goals too with a goal each for Amber Denton and Sasha Vail to record an 11-1 win. 82 goals from 10 league games for Leigh Ramblers.

   Southend United Ladies another new side this season have also started well up amongst the top 4 move back above Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies into 3rd position with a double figure home win over Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Emily Pert scoring a hat-trick. Lauren Johnson a brace with a goal a piece for Charlotte Anderson, Morgan Hayes and Georgia Raby an own goal seeing the final result 10-0.

Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves ending the year in 5th position in the Essex Women’s Division One table began 2018 on the road short of numbers with just 9 available for the match at bottom side Benfleet Villa Ladies nevertheless began with a positive result both Emma Mackie and Chloe Wilkinson scoring 2 goals each with Clarista Wigley also scoring in a 5-1 win. Carla Kracken.

Rayleigh Town Ladies start the year with a win that moves them into 6th position in the Essex Women’s Division One table. At home on Sunday were facing Alresford Colne Rangers. Holly Gash moving onto 9 goals for the season scoring a hat-trick in the game. Captain Isabelle Wallings the clubs top scorer added two more goals to her tally taking her to 25 for the season with Francessca Browne also scoring from the penalty spot to see Rayleigh Town win the match 6-2. Rae Clancy and Vicki Hall scoring the Alresford Colne Rangers goals.

The Round-Up – 17/12/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 17th December

The final edition of The Round-Up for 2017 and a one off reverting back to the Tuesday Round-Up format with another weather affected Sunday wreaking havoc on the fixture lists with plenty of postponements right across the East. 16 games were played a handful across the divisions makes sense to put them all together, much better than the previous Sunday when just 2 games beat the weather. 

FAWPL

Starting with the FAWPL one game played in the Southern Division and it was a great end to the year to cap off a fantastic first half of the season for Crystal Palace Ladies as they climb back into 2nd spot having been amongst the forerunners in the league all season. On the road taking on West Ham United Ladies a goal from Northern Ireland International, Ciara Sherwood midway through the 1st half saw Crystal Palace leading 1-0 at the break, despite looking comfortable with their lead the visitors didn’t double their lead until the 88th minute to secure all three points, Gemma Bryan with her 29th goal of the season. Level on points with C&K Basildon Ladies both on 28 are 5 behind leaders Charlton Athletic Women with both having a game in hand the new year promises to be exciting.

For the 2nd weekend running the FAWPL Cup 2nd Round was heavily affected by the weather several ties postponed once again now rolled over into the new year. One tie did survive the weather however and it was a cup upset with Southern Division side, Cardiff City Ladies knocked out of the competition by South West Division One side, Plymouth Argyle Ladies. The visitors travelling to Wales in excellent form unbeaten in league and cup ended the year with that record intact, a goal from Rebecca Atkins giving Plymouth a 1st half lead. Natasha Knapman doubling their advantage 20 minutes into the 2nd half. Cori Williams pulling it back to 2-1 for Cardiff City, the lower league side progressing through to the next round.

In FAWPL South East Division One, it was a winning end to the year for Enfield Town Ladies the 3 points lifting them up to 7th spot in the league table. At home on Sunday taking on bottom side, Haringey Borough Women. The hosts taking the lead 22 minutes into the 1st half through an own goal. Sheryce Slater making it 2-0 to Enfield just 4 minutes later. Leading 2-0 at half-time Enfield pressed the advantage 2nd half extending their lead in the 66th minute, Daisy Jenkins on target. Andrea Vivas scoring Enfield’s 4th goal with 20 minutes left scored again for her double towards the end of the match along with Danielle Smith the final score 6-0.

ERWFL

With all their games postponed last Sunday the ERWFL was trying again to play their League Cup and Plate ties, frozen pitches seeing games called off for a 2nd time just two ties from the 3rd Round of the League Cup were decided with the away side in both games progressing through to the quarter finals. Current ERWFL Premier Division leaders, Cambridge City Ladies were hosting Bedford Ladies both in good form a hard game to call. Cambridge City scoring through Bella Simmons it wasn’t enough as last season’s finalists were knocked out of the competition with Bedford winning the tie 3-1 to advance.

    An all Essex affair at the Harlow Arena with ERWFL debutants Harlow Town Ladies entertaining Premier Division side Brentwood Town Ladies again another tough game to call but with Brentwood getting so recent momentum in the league it was the higher league side who booked their spot in the quarter finals winning the game 2-0 with Marie Barker and Georgia Holdaway scoring their goals.

Norfolk

One game in the Norfolk Women’s Football League survived the weather on Sunday, in Division Two with 4th placed Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies hosting Freethorpe Ladies, a great result for the visitors to end the year 2 goals for captain Claire Garner, (one from the penalty spot) along with a goal for Amy Morris seeing Freethorpe win the game 3-1 the 3 points moving them up a place into 5th in the league. Paige Baker with the goal in the 2nd half for Kirkley & Pakefield.

Cambridgeshire

Another heavily affected fixture list across Cambridgeshire on Sunday with 2 games played. In the Women’s Premiership, leaders Netherton United Ladies ended 2017 with a massive 12 point lead at the top of the table. A fantastic opening start to the season were hosting March Town United Ladies at The Grange. The visitors holding the advantage at half-time with a 2-1 lead having scored twice within the opening 10 minutes of the match, Livvi Hodges and Shannon Kelly the goalscorers. Netherton pulling it back to 2-1 with a goal from Emily Johnson in the final minute of the 1st half. The home side equalising early in the 2nd half with Georgina Parrett sending the ball home it make it 2-2. Johnson scored again to put Netherton into the lead with 20 minutes left to play. Yasmin Green making it 4-2 from the penalty spot before Johnson completed her hat-trick with 3 minutes left on the clock to see Netherton win 5-2.

In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup, it was an all Championship South tie with league leaders Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds hosting Isleham United Ladies on Sunday. Marie Stubbings scoring a brace for Fulbourn has 25 goals for the season now from just 9 appearances. There were goals too for Emma Clarke and Yasmin Upson along with Marcela Mundz who scored her 1st goal of the season. Fulbourn advancing into the next round with a 5-0 win.

Essex

In Essex the 1st Round of the Women’s League Cup was scheduled to be played again affected by the weather just 3 ties were played on Sunday with big home wins for all 3 Premier Division sides drawn against Division One opponents. Collier Row Tigers reaching the final of the League Cup last season were at home to Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves. Laura Bunton netting 4 goals for the Premier Division outfit half their tally in an 8-0 victory the other goals shared out between Marta Choruzy, Sarah Finch, Emma Harrison and Rebecca Killington.

Another side to score 8 goals at home on Sunday in the 1st Round of the League Cup were Premier Division side, Eastern Avenue taking on Waltham Forest Ladies. Katie Peers taking her goals scored to 13 so far with a hat-trick in the game. Hannah Warner moving onto 10 goals too with a brace for Eastern Avenue. Amara Drummond, Teliscia Linton and Lorna Huddleston with her 1st goal of the season also scoring in an 8-2 victory.

A potential upset in the League Cup on the cards in the other 1st Round tie played in the League Cup on Sunday with Harlow Town Ladies struggling for points in the Premier Division hosting Division One side Rayleigh Town Ladies. In the end a comfortable and much welcome win for the home side as Harlow advanced through to the next round with a 5-0 win, Casey Lunn scoring twice with Rubie Smith, Amber Strows and captain Rebecca Pope all getting on the scoresheet.

One game played in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday, 2nd versus 3rd with Leigh Ramblers Ladies hosting Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies both looking to close the gap on Hullbridge Sports Ladies. Both having to settle for a point each as the match ended without neither goal breached 0-0 both having lost just the once this season with be pushing Hullbridge Sports still with a 100% record hard in the New Year.

Beds & Herts 

A great end to the year for Houghton Athletic Ladies in Beds & Herts Division One taking their unbeaten run to 4 matches climb up to 4th in the league with a good away win on Sunday against Garston Ladies. Both Ciara Craig and Becky Sullivan scoring a brace in the match for the visitors. Emily Wilson, along with Louise and Rachel Spendelow were also on target in a 7-1 victory.

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two the title race on well and truly on as 2017 ends with leaders Garston Ladies 2nd Xi beaten for the 1st time this season at home to Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires on Sunday the 3rd placed side closing the gap to just 2 points Georgina Harvey scoring a hat-trick. April Spang netting a brace along with Chemise Huitson also scoring in a 6-1 win for Welwyn Pegasus. Maxine Hotz getting Garston’s goal. 

In between Garston Ladies 2nd XI and Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires are Royston Town Ladies Reserves winning away from home on Sunday to move level on points with Garston at the top of Division Two. Playing bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues, Samantha Edgar netting a brace for Royston. Paige Rolfe and Jazmin Racher were also on the scoresheet in a 4-0 win.

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies end the year on a high as they move into 2nd spot in the league table with a comfortable 5-0 win away from home against bottom side Potters Bar United Ladies.

 A weather affected end to the year, my thanks to all that have enjoyed reading The Round-Up throughout the year plenty of excitement and action to look forwards too in the New Year. After all nothing is settled at Christmas. Enjoy your festive period and have a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. 

 

The Round-Up – Essex 03/12/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 3rd December

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Hatfield Peverel Ladies extended their lead at the top of the Essex Women’s Premier Division on Sunday as they won for the 4th straight league game on Sunday were at home taking on Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies the sides drawing 0-0 at half-time. Yasmin Cowley opening the scoring for Hatfield Peverel 10 minutes into the 2nd half with her 24th goal of the season. Christa Osman with her 6th goal of the season doubling the hosts lead on the hour mark and own goal securing a 3-0 win 20 minutes from time.

   A defeat at the start of November and a lack of league action since had seen Collier Row Tigers briefly leading the Essex Women’s Premier Division slip down to 5th in the table. Other sides over taking them one being Chelmsford City Ladies on a winning run of 5 straight league games which had taken them up to 3rd. Collier Row Tigers were hosting Chelmsford City in the league this Sunday a brace for Laura Bunton seeing the hosts come out on top in a 2-1 win to claim the 3 points move them back up into 4th level on 18 points with Chelmsford City whose goal was scored by Niki Medici. 

A big win away from home on Sunday saw Lawford Ladies in 6th place close the gap on the sides contesting the title above them. Taking on Chigwell Ladies, Ella Boyden top scoring in match for Lawford with 4 goals to her name. Top scorer Daisy Canny also claiming a hat-trick in the game, Jasmine Cox and Ami Warnes also getting a goal each along with new signing Tyler Christou from Chelmsford City getting off the mark on her debut in a 10-1. Victoria Parker scoring the goal for Chigwell who continue the search for additional players to help bolster their squad.

   Corringham Cosmos were also in action at the weekend still unbeaten have played just the 4 league matches so far this season still handily placed in 7th position in the Premier Division table were away to 4th placed Eastern Avenue on Sunday. Rebecca Gallagher on target with 3 goals taking her onto 16 goals for the season with Chloe Sams, Corringham’s top scorer also getting a goal in the game taking her to 26 for the season so far in a 4-1 win. Katie Peers scoring for Eastern Avenue.

Essex Women’s Division One

Hullbridge Sports Ladies continue their 100% winning start to the season with an 8th straight league win in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday. Scoring plenty of goals too in the process now on 63 whilst conceding just 5 goals in defence. At home taking on Rayleigh Town Ladies they claimed their biggest win of the season yet. Were 8-0 up at half-time before going on to add 5 more in the 2nd half to win 13-0. Broghan Kelly top scoring for Hullbridge in the game with 5 goals move her onto 26 goals for the season from 10 appearances. Karley Hunt and Christina Fragnito both getting a brace in the match with Grace Francis, Sophie Fraser, Danni Dorrington and Patricia McWeeney all getting on the scoresheet too.

 Leigh Ramblers Ladies youngsters remain Hullbridge’s closest challengers 3 points further back in 2nd spot in the Division One table. At home on Sunday were taking on Walden Ladies. A hat-trick from Katherine Newton along with a goal each for Rhiana Castle and Megan Thomas securing Leigh Ramblers 7th win of the season from 8 played the final score 5-2. Kim Jeffery and Lucy Williamson scoring the goals for Walden.

 With 3rd placed Southend United Ladies game away to Alresford Colne Rangers postponed at the weekend, 4th placed Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies had the opportunity to move level on points with them if they could secure the win away from home against FC Clacton Ladies. The visitors holding a 1-0 lead at half-time went on to win the game 3-0 in the 2nd half with Daisy Theobald, Juliet Thomas and Charlotte Copeland scoring the goals the win taking Dagenham & Redbridge into 3rd spot with a superior goal difference.

  Brentwood Town Ladies move up to 5th in the Essex Women’s Division One table after a 5-0 win at home on Sunday to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves. Top scorer Emma Mackie moving onto 11 for the season scoring a hat-trick with Joanne Attridge and Clarista Wigley with her 1st of the season also scoring.

   Has been a difficult time for Waltham Forest Ladies haven’t seen much action with only the 3 league games played a large number of postponements in Division One 3 losses too bottom of the table some positive news coming through this weekend and league action at last as they took on fellow strugglers Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves at home. Waltham Forest despite starting the game with just 9 players coming away with a positive result in a high scoring game winning 5-3 to claim their 1st win. 

The Round-Up – Essex 26/11/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 26th November

Essex Women’s Premier Division 

In the Essex Women’s Premier Division 2nd placed, Frontiers Ladies close the gap to leaders Hatfield Peveral Ladies to a point with a comfortable win at home on Sunday against Harlow Town Ladies Reserves, Kay Foy scoring a brace in the game, goals to fro Jill Bartholomew, Sharon Ferguson and Emma Parker in a 5-0 win. Remain unbeaten in the league with a game in hand on the leaders too. 

  Chelmsford City Ladies surge up the Essex Women’s Premier Division continues as they recorded a 4th straight league win on Sunday to move into 3rd position in the table now just 3 points off the leaders. Away to Runwell Sports Ladies, goals from Mia Brisley, Tyler Christou and Georgia Sleep seeing Chelmsford City win the game 3-0.

  Also moving up the Essex Women’s Premier Division table into 4th position are Eastern Avenue on the road at the weekend taking on Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies the sides contesting a goalless 1st half Katie Peers netting twice for Eastern Avenue in the 2nd half with Amara Drummond also getting a goal in a 3-1 victory. Abigail Hopkins scoring the goal for Beacon Hill Rovers. 

Lawford Lades climb back into the top half of the Essex Women’s Premier Division with a huge win at home on Sunday against Hutton Ladies Reserves. Daisy Canny continuing her impressive form in front of goal with another 4 goals taking her to 17 from 7 appearances. Jasmine Cox moving onto 12 goals herself with a brace for Lawford. Gemma Issacs also scoring a brace for Lawford. Ella Boyden, Ami Warnes and Sofia Serghiou all getting a goal each the final score 12-0.

Essex Women’s Division One

Plenty of goals scored in Essex Women’s Division One at the weekend too with 5 matches taking place. Leaders Hullbridge Sports Ladies not in action n opportunity for 2nd placed Southend United Ladies to close the 3 point gap, a big game however hosting 3rd placed Leigh Ramblers Ladies themselves 3 points further behind Southend. The hosts having the better of the 1st half holding a narrow 2-1 lead. Leigh Ramblers coming out on top 2nd half scoring 4 goals whilst Southend could only add one more to their tally. Leigh Ramblers winning 5-3 move into 2nd above Southend on goal difference. 5 different goalscorers for the visitors with Rhiana Castle, captain Amber Denton, Katherine Newton, Sasha Vail and Chloe Gilligan all on target for Leigh Ramblers. The 3 goalscorers for Southend, Lily-Maree Halliday, Morgan Hayes and Georgia Raby.

A 4th straight league win for 4th placed Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies and for the 2nd successive league game the winning score was 8-0, this time on home soil taking on Benfleet Villa Ladies. Daisy Theobald netting 4 of the goals for Dagenham & Redbridge. Sade Walters, Sophie Reed, Juliet Thomas and Rhiannon Rainfourth all getting a goal each.

Rayleigh Town Ladies were hosting Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday the visitors leading 2-1 at the half-time interval Rayleigh Town came back in the 2nd half winning it 2-1 to see the sides take home a share of the points in a 3-3 draw. Holly Gash, Jorgia Killington and Eleasha Reeves the Rayleigh Town Ladies goalscorers. Claire Campbell scoring for Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves along with a brace for Emma Mackie.

After suffering 4 straight defeats in league and cup Alresford Colne Rangers got back to winning ways on Sunday to move into double figure for the season away to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Joanne Harvey netting a brace in the game taking her to 10 goals for the season so far. Ellie-May Griggs and Lucie Stanbury also getting on the scoresheet in a 4-0 win.

Also getting back to winning ways were Billericay Town Ladies Reserves at home on Sunday taking on FC Clacton Ladies were leading comfortably 4-0 at half-time before going on to win 7-0 in the 2nd half. Madeline Reeves scoring a hat-trick for Billericay, Sophie Dorney, Giulia Francesconi and Cassandra Piejko were also amongst the goals.