Sunday 10th March
Essex Women’s League Cup
Leigh Ramblers Ladies are enjoying a strong first season in the Essex Women’s Premier Division fighting with Frontiers Ladies are the title itself knocked them out of the League Cup in the last round to set up a quarter final tie away to Collier Row Tigers, the 5th placed side a handful for anyone themselves on the day. Both sides battling the windy conditions too it was an action packed encounter that went all the way to extra-time. Leigh Ramblers coming close in the 90 minutes were leading 3-2 before Collier Row Tigers scored their 3rd in stoppage time to force extra-time the hosts then going on to take the lead before Leigh Ramblers came back to score twice and win through to the last four of the League Cup with a 5-4 win.
Collier Row Tigers without top scorer Laura Bunton their goals coming from Fran Pridie, Daisy Cook, Helen Moreira and Emily Dempsey. Kate newton leading the goal scoring charts for Leigh Ramblers netting a hat-trick in the quarter final has 30 goals for the season.Rebecca Dalgarno also scoring a goal her 14th of the campaign with Amber Denton also finding the back of the net. Leigh Ramblers have a home draw in the semi-finals against fellow Premier Division side, whilst Runwell Sports Ladies from Division One are the home side in the other semi-final to be contested between Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves and Harlow Town Ladies Development this coming Sunday.
Essex Women’s Division One
With the two scheduled Premier Division games falling foul to the weather this Sunday the league action in Essex comes from Division One, leaders Billericay Town Ladies Reserves seeing their game called off it was an opportunity for 2nd placed Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies to join them on 45 points at the top of the table if they could pick up the win at home to bottom side Island Ladies. The visitors with just 10 available, Dagenham & Redbridge claimed the win with a 7-1 win Grace Tebb-Reading scoring a brace takes her tally to 17 for the season, 15 now for Jodie Barden as well as she netted twice for Dagenham & Redbridge. A goal each too for Evie Doyle-Love and Morgan Duffield who both have 6 along with an own goal. Jessica Stafford on the scoresheet for Island.
The top two well clear of the chasing pack the battle for third spot is just as close with 5 points now separating 3rd to 6th. Hutton Ladies Reserves in 3rd at home to 4th placed Rayleigh Town Ladies on Sunday. Rayleigh Town with plenty of goal scorers in their squad, Hutton were able to call upon Vicky kinsman top scorer for the 1st team with their game falling foul to the wet weather a crucial league game it was a high scoring match with the sides sharing 10 goals. Hutton emerging with the 3 points winning the game 6-4. Kinsman scoring 5 of those goals for Hutton is having a prolific season in front of goal. Cassandra Piejko finding the back of the net also for Hutton. So too Isabelle Wallings for Rayleigh Tow on target for her 42nd goal of the season. Holly Gash also on target for a goal has 19 now. Amy Cox-Smith getting a goal to with Jameela Walker scoring her first of the season. The win sees Hutton open up a 4 point gap on Rayleigh who remain in a strong position with 3 games in hand on their rivals.
That defeat for Rayleigh Town was good news for Runwell Sports Ladies the League Cup semi finalists up to 4th in the table with a comfortable home win over Belhus Ladies on Sunday in Division One. Rachael Selfe and Ellouise Falconer both scoring a brace in the game for the hosts with Katie Whiter, Victoria Martin and top scorer Aaryanna Simonelli all getting a goal each in a 7-0 win.