Category Archives: Essex Women’s League Cup

The Round-Up – Essex 13/05/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 13th May

Essex Women’s League Cup

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essex Women’s Premier Division

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

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

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

Essex Women’s Division One

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

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

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

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

 

 

The Round-Up – Essex 22/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd April

Essex Women’s League Cup

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

Essex Women’s Premier Division

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

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

Essex Women’s Division One

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

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

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

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

The Round-Up – Essex 15/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th April

Essex Women’s Premier Division

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

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

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

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

Essex Women’s League Cup

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

Essex Women’s Division One

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

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

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

 

The Round-Up – Essex 08/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th April

Essex Women’s Trophy

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

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

 

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

Essex Women’s League Cup

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

Essex Women’s Premier Division

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

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

Essex Women’s Division One

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

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

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

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

The Round-Up – Essex 25/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th March

Essex Women’s Premier Division 

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

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

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

Essex Women’s League Cup

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

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

Essex Women’s Division One

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

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

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

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

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

The Round-Up – 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 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 – Essex 28/01/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th January

Essex Women’s County Cup

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

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

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

Brentwood Town Ladies v Writtle Ladies

C&K Basildon Ladies v Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies

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

Essex Women’s Trophy

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

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

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

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

 Silver End United Ladies v Frontiers Ladies

Hutton Ladies v Rayleigh Town Ladies

Essex Women’s League Cup

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

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

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

The Round-Up – 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 – 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.