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Match Report – Cup Final Special

Sunday 19th May

Essex Women’s League Cup Final

Leigh Ramblers Ladies v Harlow Town Ladies Development

 One more final before the season draws to a close a trip down to Essex this Sunday to watch Leigh Ramblers Ladies play Harlow Town Ladies Development for the League Cup.

   Finishing one two in the Essex Women’s Premier Division the pair going head to head in their final game of the season. A strong campaign for both, Leigh Ramblers Ladies winning the Premier Division title in just their 2nd season playing women’s football following promotion from Division One as runners-up the previous year. A very young squad too, with just 3 players over 18, thier Reserves side joining Division One this season.

 Starting life in the higher division with a defeat Leigh Ramblers Ladies never looked back after that going on a run of 10 straight league wins before suffering just their 2nd defeat, top of the table for most of the way along with Frontiers Ladies emerged as clear leaders winning their last 5 league games to clinch the Premier Division title. Have applied for promotion to the ERWFL no doubt encouraged by beating higher league Bowers & Pitsea Ladies in the opening round of the FA Women’s Cup. Kate Newton leading their goal scoring charts with 31 goals to her name this season. A hard run to the League Cup Final too taking top half Premier Division sides all the way.

  The last time I was able to attend the Essex Women’s League Cup Final was when Harlow Town Ladies 1st team were a fast emerging force within the women’s game, beating Runwell Sports (Hospital) Ladies as they were then at the end of the 2015/16 Harlow have risen through the pyramid rapidly, a solid top half finish in their debut season in ERWFL Premier Division the first season they have not tasted promotion. Are now well backed up by a fast improving Development side although they are as often referred to as the Reserves, I’ll stick with Development.

  Like Leigh Ramblers Ladies, another very young side, a solid start to the season in the Premier Division the side to beat Leigh Ramblers on the opening day were long unbeaten themselves amongst the top three. Table adjustments along the way saw them lose ground a strong run however towards the tail end of the season sees them coming into this Sunday’s final in strong form winning 6 in a row and scoring 42 goals along the way. Hannah Smith top scorer with 44 goals to her name, Ellie Nicholls wading in with 24 goals herself, most of the squad contributing with goals over the season with 21 of the 30 used on the scoresheet. 

Road to the Final

  A tough draw for both sides in the 1st Round of the League Cup. Leigh Ramblers were drawn at home to play fellow Premier Division side Chelmsford City Ladies a 2nd half goal from Chloe Gilligan enough to see Leigh Ramblers into the 2nd Round. Harlow away to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves who were amongst the title challengers and eventual winners of Division One. A 2-0 lead for Harlow at half-time went on to win 4-2.

   Leigh Ramblers taking on their title rivals Frontiers Ladies at home in the 2nd Round of the competition. Goals from Aimee Skinner, Kate Newton and Amy Jacobs securing a 3-0 victory. Harlow at home to fellow Premier Division side, Silver End United Ladies, Hannah Smith amongst the goals netting a brace in a 4-0 win.

   A trip to play Collier Row Tigers for Leigh Ramblers in the quarter finals. The 2016/17 League Cup finalists capable of beating anyone on their day and it was a high scoring encounter between the sides drawing 3-3 after 90 minutes the game heading into extra-time Collier Row Tigers scoring a 4th goal but so to Leigh Ramblers and another to reach the last 4 with a 5-4 extra-time win. Harlow away to Leigh Ramblers Reserves in their quarter final, Hannah Smith and Ellie Nicholls both scoring 4 each the the game with Jazi Davidson also scoring in a 9-1 win to put Harlow into the semi-finals.

   Leigh Ramblers having home advantage in the semi-finals taking on another top half Premier Division side, Southend United Ladies, a first half brace for Kate Newton seeing them reach their first League Cup Final. Harlow away to Division One side Runwell Sports Ladies in the last 4.Hannah Smith again top scoring in the game netting 4 goals once again as Harlow’s young guns won 8-1 to reach their first ever League Cup Final too, that win at the beginning of their winning run.

The Runwell Sports & Social Club once again hosting the Essex Women’s League Cup final. A new road layout leading up to it easy to find. The large clubhouse serving hot and cold drinks along with food leading onto the playing pitches themselves a large playing field beyond sporting a number of full sized pitches amongst other sporting activities. Goo grass cover on the pitch, like most pitches currently very dry uneven could all do with some moisture the ground hard. The weather muggy, warm, clouds around overcast still the odd spot of rain but nothing more.

 Leigh Ramblers Ladies starting XI – Emily Mackler (C), Megan Thomas, Jordan Castle, Rebecca Dalgarno, Megan Downes, |Cassie Mashford, Sasha Vail, Maddie Archer, Paige White, Amber Denton & Amy Jacobs. Subs – Emily Diwell, Molly Giles, Lucy Dalgarno, Abbi Brown & Aimee Skinner.

Harlow Town Ladies Development starting XI – Josie Burke, Jazi Davidson, Kaydee King, Evie Anderson, Nicole Storey, Savannah Japal, Maisy Wyer (C), Ronni Harrison, Poppy Binding, Ellie Nicholls & Hannah Smith. Subs – Harriet Douglas, Tamsin Turner, Maisie Ryan, Amelia Hall & Ciara Purdue.

(roll on roll off substitutes)

  Leigh Ramblers without their top scorer for the game Kate Newton unavailable, a couple of others carrying knocks. Harlow the opposite getting back to full strength players returning from injury sustained earlier in the season. A minutes silence held before kick-off as a mark of respect for Daniel Webster one of the league referees who passed away suddenly on 2nd April. Harlow to kick-off the 1st half wearing red shirts with white sleeves and vertical pencil stripes, red and white shorts with red socks. Leigh Ramblers lined up opposite wearing blue and black vertical striped shirts, black shorts and socks. The ball pressed early Leigh Ramblers closing Harlow down in midfield.

Rebecca Dalgarno and Savannah Japal going in for the tackle

  Harlow’s Poppy Binding moves out to the right combines with Savannah Japal on the wing getting forwards the pass inside Binding attempting to get into the box, Leigh Ramblers in to defend the clearance long up top, Amy Jacobs after it, Evie Anderson doing the defending for Harlow. Sasha Vail getting hold of the ball for Leigh Ramblers on the right wing drives on space in front of her, Kaydee King coming across from the centre of defence to make the challenge win the ball. Jacobs chasing another long ball put forwards from the back the Leigh Ramblers attack moving right to the byline flashing a cross back across goal just evading the runners from midfield.

Hannah Smith looking for a midfield runner for Harlow out wide

   Harlow come forwards in numbers Binding moving right combining with Japal forced back but possession kept the ball with captain Maisy Wyer central options ahead of her plays the diagonal ball looking to spread play, Maddie Archer intercepts for Leigh Ramblers. A bright start from Harlow getting players forwards with attacking intent. Hannah Smith pushing on left side sliding a ball through for Binding in attack, chasing it left side, Leigh Ramblers Jordan Castle going with her defending the ball out for a  throw. From the throw in Smith looks to turn top of the area and shoot, Rebecca Dalgarno putting in the blocking tackle for Leigh Ramblers. 

Amber Denton bringing the ball on for Leigh Ramblers

  Binding moving all over the place in the final 3rd in the early stages for Harlow drags a shot wide from 20 yards out as she turns her marker 20 yards out on the right. Leigh Ramblers pushed back by Harlow are struggling to get the ball into their attackers, Jacobs leading the line chasing after long ball as the defence clears, plenty of pace from Jacobs, Harlow goalkeeper Josie Burke able to get there first. Nicole Storey bringing the ball on from the back for Harlow pushed onto Ellie Nicholls ahead of her sends it on for Binding up top, Dalgarno cutting the pass out at the back for Leigh Ramblers.

Harlow Town Ladies Nicole Storey

  Binding put through to attack the goal inside the six yard box right, goalkeeper and captain Emily Mackler making the blocking save at close range, the ball deflected wide across goal, Binding after it retrieves and turning puts the ball back central. Leigh Ramblers clear. Coming left the ball seen into her feet by Jacobs turns in behind left side driving on into the box, tackled by King. Paige White on the ball for Leigh Ramblers takes it forwards 20 yards out sending it on for Jacobs left inside the area moving across to the right, Storey staying with her putting in the blocking tackle as Jacobs goes to shoot. Play stopped as Jacobs is down injured a knee bandaged before the game comes off for further treatment before being allowed back on.

Leigh Ramblers, Maddie Archer

   Nicholls fouled by Megan Thomas outside the box as Binding looks to play the ball into her run central. Nicholls over the set-piece goes for it for a moment looked like it was in certainly the Harlow fans surrounding me thought so but no the ball over the bar. Leigh Ramblers the busier in defence, Castle and Dalgarno with several blocks as they are pushed back into their box. Wyer lining up a shot from distance lacking the power to trouble Mackler. Harlow pressuring the ball well lively showing plenty of energy a throw won left Binding inside to Smith top of the area, drags her shot wide of the near post.

Ellie Nicholls sees her shot fly narrowly over

   Half an hour played Leigh Ramblers all back inside their half, Jacobs breaks after a ball hooked clear by Connie Mashford. Takes the ball all the way into the area, King doing well to get back on her Jacobs hesitating before shooting giving the defender the chance she needs to put the tackle in regain possession. Binding charging down Castle at the back top of the area steals into the box after the deflected ball left of goal looks to come inside her intent to smash it low round the keeper, Mackler doing well however lunging forwards to snatch the ball from the strikers feet. 

  GOAL! Leigh Ramblers counter and somewhat against the run of play find themselves taking the lead, the ball headed on through the middle up to Jacobs in attack shoulder to shoulder with King as they look to control the bouncing ball, Jacobs winning the header the ball struck as it falls sent low past the keeper into the back of the net 1-0.

Amy Jacobs with the opening goal for Leigh Ramblers

  Jacobs is substituted straight after putting Leigh Ramblers into the lead, Emily Diwell coming on. Vail taking the ball on down the right wing covering ground but no cross in as Harlow close her down. A 2nd change for Leigh Ramblers with Downes coming off Abbi Brown coming on. 

 GOAL! Harlow are soon back on level terms just 2 minutes after falling a goal behind get up the other end and equalise Binding on the scoresheet racing onto the ball inside the box central shoots wide of the advancing keeper low to her left shes her effort strike the base of the post the rebound back across goal favouring the attack she meets it in the air to volley home 1-1.

  Leigh Ramblers press forwards from the restart White out to Vail on the right up the line her cross fired into the area met by Diwell her headed ball straight at Burke. Binding shown a yellow card for throwing the ball away after a decision goes against her team. Harlow com on numbers forwards the play with Smith on the left into the area coming across the top of the box goes to shot, Castle putting in the blocking tackle a painful one goes down immediately play stopped much to Harlow’s chagrin, but a serious injury for Castle cannot continue helped off the pitch Lucy Dalgarno comes on in her place. 

  GOAL! Penalty! Leigh Ramblers are awarded the spot kick after Diwell is upended inside the area looking to get in behind as she comes towards Lucy Dalgarno’s cross from the right. Molly Giles on for Leigh Ramblers to take the spot kick a composed finish sending the ball to the keepers left wide into the back of the net to put them back into the lead 2-1.

Molly Giles restoring Leigh Ramblers lead from the spot

   Leigh Ramblers press the attack lead in the first half a throw won on the right the ball into the area for Diwell no shooting option brings it back for White who screws her shot from 25 yards out away from goal. Moments left a free-kick on halfway for Harlow Nicholls to play the ball forwards into the box, Binding can’t bring it down to shoot as she drifts into a gap, Leigh Ramblers clear as the whistle blows.

Half-time Leigh Ramblers Ladies 2-1 Harlow Town Ladies Development

 A narrow lead for Leigh Ramblers at half-time and they would be the first to agree somewhat against the run of play. A lively start from Harlow pushing their opponents back, creating opportunities Leigh Ramblers battling in defence however keeping them out Jacobs up the other end a threat whenever they did get the ball forwards into her taking the opening goal well. Harlow coming straight back into it to level the scores through Binding only to concede a late penalty to see Leigh Ramblers back in front. Alot of energy expanded first half Leigh Ramblers losing Castle to injury a blow.

    Leigh Ramblers to get the 2nd half underway, Harrison in to win it straight away for Harlow playing the ball on for Binding, Thomas intercepting at the back for Leigh Ramblers. The 2nd half starting at the same pace as the first half. Denton pushing on with the ball at her feet for Leigh Ramblers right side getting a throw in, the ball put inside defended by Davidson. 

Maisy Wyer with Molly Giles

  A RED CARD! Harlow’s goalkeeper Burke shown a straight red card for handling the ball outside the area! Leigh Rambler’s Denton sending the ball on through the middle Burke coming  to the top of her area looking to claim, drifts over the line, is extremely unfortunate however, have a picture that clearly shows her outside the box but also shows her slipping as she goes to back peddle her studs sticking in the turf. The decision incensing Harlow but the decision is clear ball handled outside the box Harlow down to 10.

  A free-kick for Leigh Ramblers outside the box a substitute goalkeeper needing to be sorted for Harlow, initially Storey dons the shirt but a change see her come off with Harriet Douglas coming on to go between the sticks. Rebecca Dalgarno over the free-kick her shot taking a deflection off the wall behind for a corner, in from the left across the six yard box over the keeper to the far post no one there however Harlow clear. 

Leigh Ramblers Ladies, Megan Downes

  Harlow attack Smith on the left driving forwards cutting inside to cross central Binding fouled by Rebecca Dalgarno a free-kick to Harlow just outside the box. King forwards to take it curls a shot low and wide. Harlow fired up by the loss of their goalkeeper, pro-active spurred on by King continue their attacking play. Binding coming back into the middle to regain possession out to Smith left up the line wins a corner against Denton. 

Harlow Town Ladies, Hannah Smith

  Leigh Ramblers Diwell running onto a central pass pushing forwards, King staying with her sliding in to take the ball. Harlow quick t turn play around Smith on the left cutting inside lifting a shot over the bar. Archer doing well in defence tackling Smith on the left as she receives the ball from Wyer. Anderson across to block as Diwell and Denton combine in attack for Leigh Ramblers on the right. Thomas coming off for Leigh Ramblers, Downes rejoining the action. Diwell off too with Jacobs back on. 

  King determined at the back for Harlow winning the header the ball on for Smith left support from Nicholls central closed down by Rebecca Dalgarno. Binding put through into the box left of goal rides the challenge staying on her feet as Mackler slides in to try and save at her feet the ball beyond her Binding unable to get a shot away. Brown getting forwards on the right for Leigh Ramblers attempts to play the pass inside for Jacobs the flag up against her. 

Jazi Davidson bringing the ball on for Harlow Town Ladies

  A corner for Leigh Ramblers on the right changes for Harlow before it with Maisie Ryan and Amelia Hall coming on. The delivery flashing in across the face of goal dropping wide at the far post. Harlow push forwards in attack Nicholls away left side shooting from outside the box, Mackler with the save down to push the ball wide. Japal getting into the area right for Harlow sees a shot blocked the ball spinning behind for a corner. Appeals for handball from the resulting corner but nothing given.

   GOAL! 20 minutes gone in the 2nd half and Harlow come back to level the score. Harlow awarded a free-kick wide on the right after Japal is fouled. Nicholls on the ball sends it on into the area, King making the near side run getting to the ball first to turn it on across goal, Mackler diving gets her fingertips on the ball but not enough to keep it out at her far post 2-2.

  Harlow looking the stronger side now despite being down to 10, Leigh Ramblers tiring, Harlow buoyed by the equaliser and the injustice they feel from the sending off. Giles getting the ball forwards for Leigh Ramblers into the run off Denton right her cross into the box claimed by Douglas. Mackler with another fantastic save diving to her right to deny Nicholls as she shoots from outside the area right set up by Japal. Nicholls showing good movement in the final third playing in Smith left her shot parried up by the keeper collected on the bounce. The game entering the final minutes of normal play. Changes for Leigh, Mashford and Diwell back on. Harlow pressing forwards Binding moving left hits a shot on the turn from the top of the area her effort always rising. 

  GOAL! Harlow launch an attack in the 88th minute Binding bringing the ball on from halfway allowed to travel taking it all the way to the edge of the area left of goal letting fly with a shot a fantastic finish! The ball in over the keeper dropping under the bar to nestle in the bottom corner. Harlow down to 10 have the lead 2-3.

Poppy Binding putting Harlow into the lead late in the game

   Into stoppage time Harlow with the lead Leigh Ramblers with little time to find a reply, Rebecca Dalgarno now in an advanced position. Risk being hit on the counter Harlow with their tails up not interested in defending what they have Binding up on the right cutting a ball back for Nicholls to line up a shot from 25 yards out her strike over. 

  GOAL! The game surely won for Harlow as they score a further goal at the death Nicholls bringing the ball on central forwards for Smith breaking into the box she shoots early putting the ball past the advancing keeper to make it 2-4.

 Leigh Ramblers have a late corner on the left players forwards into the area the delivery in low met by Rebecca Dalgarno at the far post close range she turns to strike, Davidson blocking on the line for Harlow the rebound popping straight to Brown can’t keep it down from close in.

Jazi Davidson with block to deny Dalgarno

  Nicholls bringing the ball on for Harlow in the closing minutes up towards the top of the area strikes the ball the attempt rising over the bar. The final whistle blows and Harlow complete a sensational win having been a goal and player down with 25 minutes left to play, players rushing onto the pitch to celebrate.

Harlow celebrate at the final whistle

Full time Leigh Ramblers Ladies 2-4 Harlow Town Ladies Development

  An entertaining cup final played at a fast temp Harlow on the front foot from the off, Leigh Ramblers not settling early on. Chances created Harlow didn’t capitalise Leigh Ramblers ahead against the run of play soon pegged back a late penalty first half giving them the advantage at the break. The game turned on it’s head early 2nd half with the sending off of Josie Burke that decision galvanising Harlow however as they pushed on getting back on level terms and despite the player disadvantage looked the more likely to find the winning goal as they pressed the attack late on.

Women’s Football East – Player of the Match

Time to pick this afternoon’s Women’s Football East – Player of the Match. Was a competitive game with lots of energy expanded. Some notable performances, Kaydee King strong at the back for Harlow so too Rebecca Dalgarno for Leigh Ramblers. Ellie Nicholls impressive in attack bringing the ball on showing good movement throughout. The award though goes to Harlow’s Poppy Binding a threat all game getting forwards making intelligent runs to get into scoring positions and back when needed to regain the ball covered alot of goal and scoring two fantastic goals.

Harlow Town Ladies Development 2018/19 Essex Women’s League Cup winners

 Congratulations to Harlow Town Ladies on winning the Essex Women’s League Cup.

 Not to be for Leigh Ramblers Ladies but a fantastic season nonetheless winning the Premier Division title.

 Two sides that I have covered alot in this season’s Round-Ups always good to see the players and sides you write about in action for the first time. My thanks for the help with the teams and good to meet everyone. Almost done one game to go.

The Round-Up – Essex 14/04/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 14th April

Essex Women’s League Cup

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

Essex Women’s Division One

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

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

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

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

Tiptree &District Charity Cup

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

The Round-Up – Essex 07/04/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 7th April

Essex Women’s League Cup

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

Essex Women’s Premier Division

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

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

Essex Women’s Division One 

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

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

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

The Round-Up – Essex 24/03/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 24th March

Essex Women’s Trophy

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

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

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

Essex Women’s League Cup

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

Essex Women’s Premier Division

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

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

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

Essex Women’s Division One

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

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

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

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

 

The Round-Up – Essex 10/03/19

The Round-Up

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.

The Round-Up – Essex 10/02/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 10th February

Essex Women’s Premier Division 

Like everywhere else across the country the over night rain affected the fixtures in the Essex Women’s County league’s with just 4 games surviving in all competitions with just the one league game being played in the Premier Division this Sunday. That game saw Corringham Cosmos at home to bottom club Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves who travelled with just the 10 available. Corringham struggling for players themselves at times this season have only won two games previously one of those against Brentwood, their last league win back in October. Michelle Sumpter getting Corringham off to a good start opened the scoring in the 10th minute went on to add a further 2 goals before half an  hour was played to complete a 1st half hat-trick, Nicole-Marie Mitchell also scoring for Corringham in the 40th minute to see them comfortably leading 4-0 at the break. A quieter 2nd period, Corringham extending the lead with 20 minutes to go with top scorer Rebecca Gallagher celebrating her 13th goal of the season. Charlotte Anderson puling a goal back for Brentwood with 15 to go lose 5-1 and remain without a point on the board. Corringham up to 6th off the back of their 3rd league win of the season.

Essex Women’s Division One

 Two games played in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday, and incredible 21 goals scored between both. 2nd placed Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies getting themselves into a strong position at half-time away to Runwell Sports Ladies in Sunday holding a 4-0 lead went on to add another goal in the 2nd period to further strengthen their 2nd placed position. Nicole Doyle-Love hitting a brace for Dagenham & Redbridge, their was a goal each too for Morgan Duffield, Jodie Barden and Grace Tebb-Reading the later pair both moving onto double figures for the season.

In the other game played in Division One on Sunday Rayleigh Town Ladies were at home to FC Clacton Ladies the sides sharing 16 goals between them, an incredible scoreline would be rough on the losing side. Jasmine Cox making her first start for FC  Clacton marking her debut with 4 goals, Lauren Lucas scoring twice for the visitors with Charlotte Warren also getting a goal. 7 for the visiting side however wasn’t enough to see them get anything from the game. Rayleigh Town Ladies are scoring plenty of goals themselves the bulk of these coming from captain Isabelle Wallings she now has an incredible 40 goals to herself as she rattled in a further 4 goals against Clacton. Wallings not the only goalscorer in Rayleigh’s squad, Eleasha Reeves getting in on the goal scoring claiming a hat-trick to take her onto 16 goals for the campaign. 16 goals too for Megan Harley as she added a goal on Sunday along wit Holly Gash who has 15 now, Rayleigh Town climbing above FC Clacton and Runwell Sports Ladies up into 4th position in the Division One table courtesy off a 9-7 victory.

Essex Women’s League Cup

One outstanding tie from the 2nd Round of the Essex Women’s League Cup to be played this Sunday with Division One side Hutton Ladies Reserves away to Premier Division side, Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. With their 1st team not in action Hutton were able to call on the services of Victoria Kinsman the striker in prolific form in front of goal this season scoring plenty in the ERWFL she was on target for a double hat-trick this Sunday against Beacon Hill Rovers. Baylie Kingsnorth and Cassandra Piejko also getting a goal a piece along with Gemma Stubbles getting her 1st goal of the season for Hutton in a 9-2 win. Jo Smeaton with both the goals for Beacon Hill Rovers.

  The draw for the quarter finals has been made the ties listed below to be played Sunday 3rd March with a 1:30pm kick-off:-

 Collier Row Tigers v Leigh Ramblers Ladies

Southend United Ladies v Hutton Ladies Reserves

Chigwell Ladies v Runwell Sports Ladies

Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves v Harlow Town Ladies Development

The Round-Up – Essex 03/02/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 3rd February

Essex Women’s Trophy

 Lawford Ladies make up this season’s semi-finalists in the Essex Women’s Trophy after winning their twice postponed quarter final tie away to Essex Premier Division side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies this Sunday. The ERWFL Division One side going through courtesy of a 6-2 win. Stacey Teager scoring a brace, there were goals too for captain Daisy Canny, Erin Hornby and first goals of the season for Susan Jackson and Hayley Chapman. Jo Smeaton scoring both the goals for Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies.

  The semi-finals of the Essex Women’s Trophy to be played Sunday 17th February.

Bowers & Pitsea Ladies v Collier Row Tigers

Silver End United Ladies v Lawford Ladies

Essex Women’s Premier Division

One match played in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday and it was a big home win for Collier Row Tigers to see the 5th placed side close the gap to Chelmsford City Ladies in 4th down to a point. Were taking on Silver End United Ladies. Laura Bunton racing ahead in the goal scoring charts for Collier Row Tigers as she found the back of the net for 7 goals! Takes her to 25 for the season after 10 appearances. Sarah Finch and Emma Harrison also celebrating a goal in a 9-0 win.

Essex Women’s League Cup

The top two in the Essex Women’s Premier Division met in the 2nd Round of the League Cup this weekend. League leaders Leigh Ramblers Ladies at home to Frontiers Ladies on Sunday. Leigh Ramblers the side progressing to the quarter finals stage of the competition with a 3-0 win.

Essex Women’s Division One

The weather affecting the fixtures there were just two matches played in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday and it was a massive away win for league leaders Billericay Town Ladies Reserves that sees them extend their lead at the top of the table to 9 points over Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies. Were playing bottom side Island Ladies. Lisa Robins top scorer for Billericay adding a further 4 goals to her tally has 22 now from 12 played. Lauren Bourne moves onto double figures as she struck a hat-trick for Billericay on Sunday.Robyn Moody & Mya Turner both scored a brace with a goal each for Kelsey Smith & Anna Marie Rains along with 1st Billericay goals for Joanne Burgoyne & Sarah Fry in a 15-0 win.

7 points now from their last 3 league games sees Belhus Ladies in the bottom two in the Division One table for much of the season leap up into 8th position in the table. Two successive wins now against the sides down there with them, scoring 6 goals in each game too, were at home to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Danni Jennings reaching double figures for the season taking over as top goal scorer netting a hat-trick to take her to 10 goals. Hayley Freeman & Hayley Chapman getting a goal a piece with Aimee Hunt scoring for the first time this season in a 6-1 victory.

The Round-Up – Essex 27/01/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 27th January

Essex Women’s League Cup

League Cup weekend in Essex with 6 ties scheduled in the 2nd Round of the competition this Sunday a place in the quarter finals up for grabs. The weather claiming one tie with Collier Row Tigers home tie with FC Clacton Ladies called off. Plenty of action elsewhere however. 

  Holders Corringham Cosmos were away to previous finalists Runwell Sports Ladies in the 2nd Round on Sunday the Premier Division side struggling for form this season. Runwell Sports form running hot & cold following their relegation to Division One. Turned out to be a close match between the two sides. Drawing 1-1 at half-time, both added another goal 2nd half drawing 2-2 extra-time failed to separate them the game heading into a penalty shootout Runwell Sports  celebrating at the end of it all winning 4-1 to progress. Danielle Dorrington and Ashleigh Harvey scoring in regular play for Runwell Sports, Rebecca Gallagher with both of Corringham Cosmos’ goals.

 A great result for Chigwell Ladies in the League Cup at the weekend as the Division One side knocked out Premier Division opposition away from home on Sunday in the 2nd Round. Chigwell were away to Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves. A brace from Victoria Parker her 12th & 13th goals of the season enough to defeat their higher league opponents 2-1 to book their place in the last 8 of the competition. 

  Harlow Town Ladies Development are having a strong season in the Essex Women’s Premier Division their young side drawn at home to fellow league side Silver End United Ladies in the 2nd Round of the League Cup. Harlow’s top scorer Hannah Smith scoring a brace in the match taking her to 18 goals from 11 appearances this season. Captain Amelia Hall getting her 1st goal of the season plus an own goal securing a 4-0 win for the home side to book their quarter final spot.

   Southend United Ladies were convincing winners on Sunday in the 2nd Round of the Essex Women’s League Cup dominating against Division One side Belhus Ladies to reach the quarter finals of the competition. Emily Pert netting a hat-trick in the game for Southend their were braces for Ria Toovey and Ellie Wood. Goals too for captain Lauren Halliday, Kate Wiseman & Lauren Johnson with Lily Aungier and Sophie on target for their first goals of the season. Southend running out 12-3 winners didn’t have it all their own way. Danni Jennings scoring twice and Hayley Freeman with the goals for Belhus.

  It was an all Division One clash in the 2nd Round of the Essex Women’s League Cup between Island Ladies & Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves on Sunday. A close contest, Chloe & Kirsty Simmonds scoring a goal a piece for Island the home side edged out at the final whistle with Leigh Ramblers scoring 3 against the reach the last 8 of the competition. 

Essex Women’s County Cup

One outstanding quarter final played this Sunday in the Essex Women’s County Cup, postponed the weekend before FAWNL South East Division One high flyers, Billericay Town Ladies were drawn at home to Rayleigh Town Ladies. A very tough test for the Division One side, who can score plenty on their day up against a side playing 4 leagues higher and as strong as they have ever been. Billericay indeed proving too strong as they blew Rayleigh away an eye watering scoreline too winning 31-0! Billericay will now been at home to Brentwood Town Ladies in the semi-finals.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

  One game from the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday, 4th versus 2nd with Chelmsford City Ladies hosting Frontiers Ladies. A competitive game the sides having to settle for a share of the points drawing 1-1. Shannon Kelly scoring for Chelmsford. Kelly Holsworth on target for Frontiers.

Essex Women’s Division One

  Goals the order of the day for Billericay Town Ladies as their Reserves side extended their lead at the top of Division One with a double figure win at home to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Nicola Carty top scoring in the game claiming a hat-trick. Lisa Robins the sides top goal scorer adding 2 more to her tally. With six more goalscorers, Kelsey Smith, Alicia Woodward, Grace Lane, Lauren Bourne, Sarah Dimambro and Rachel Armstrong-Marris all getting on the scoresheet in an 11-0 victory.

The Round-Up – Essex 13/01/19

Sunday 13th January

Essex Women’s Premier Division

With Premier Division leaders, Leigh Ramblers involved in the League Cup this Sunday it was an opportunity for 2nd placed Frontiers Ladies to close the 8 point lead that had been opened up. The Harlow based side away to Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves. A brace each for Kay Foy and Charley Sandford along with a goal from Hayley King seeing Frontiers win the 3 points with a 5-0 victory.

Harlow Town Ladies Development also in league action at the weekend strengthened their hold on 3rd position with an away win again Corringham Cosmos on Sunday. Harlow with a slender advantage at half-time leading the game 1-0. Rebecca Gallagher striking twice for Corringham in the 2nd half, Harlow going one better to add a further 3 goals to their tally to win the game 4-2 with both Ellie Nicholls and Hannah Smith scoring a brace.

A big win at home for 5th placed Collier Row Tigers on Sunday in the Premier Division as they look to gain ground in the league, the 3rd consecutive match that has featured Collier Row Tigers winning or losing by 8 goals, an 8-2 victory against Frontiers, followed by an 8-2 defeat to Harlow Town Ladies Development. This time it was beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on the wrong end of the result, Collier Row Tigers building on a 2-0 half-time lead to add a further 6 without reply in the 2nd half. Laura Bunton and Sarah Finch both scoring 3 a piece, Finch one goal ahead of Bunton with 13 for the season, Daisy Cook and Helen Moreira with the other goals.

A tight contest between Southend United Ladies and Silver End United Ladies in the Premier Division on Sunday the 1st half ending goalless it was Southend who found the all important winning goal in the 2nd half with Emily Pert scoring her 6th goal of the season to see the home side climb up into 6th spot in the league table.

Essex Women’s League Cup

Two fixtures played this Sunday in the Essex Women’s League Cup that see’s the 1st Round completed. Premier Division leaders Leigh Ramblers Ladies were at home facing 4th placed Chelmsford City Ladies. A tough contest that could have gone either way it was Leigh Ramblers who progress a single goal enough to see the game won 12 consecutive wins for Leigh Ramblers now.

Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves were also in action in the 1st Round of the League Cup on Sunday at home were taking on fellow Division One side Hutton Ladies Reserves. The visitors in a rich vein of form winning 4 out of their last 5 games including victory over Chelmsford City in the league, a win in the League Cup too taking them into the 2nd Round, A brace from Rachel Agombar, with Laura Allen also getting a goal along with Emily Wilson and Mathilda Cant who scored their 1st Hutton goals in a 5-1 win.

Essex Women’s Division One

Wins for the top two in Division One saw Billericay Town Ladies Reserves and Dagenham & Redbridge pull 11 and 8 points respectfully clear of the sides below. Billericay were at home on Sunday up against Chigwell Ladies Nicola Carty netting a hat-trick for Billericay moves onto 7 goals for the season, Darcie Salmons getting on the scoresheet too with her 8th of the season along with Alicia Woodward and top scorer Lisa Robins who now has 16 to her name, Billericay winning 6-2, Jessica MacNab and Tamsyn Robertson with her 1st of the campaign the goalscorers for Chigwell.

Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies were at home in the league on Sunday a challenging encounter as they locked horns with Rayleigh Town Ladies who with plenty of games in hand and a free scoring attack could yet challenge the top two. It was Dagenham & Redbridge who managed to outscore their opponents by 4 goals to 2 at the final whistle to make it 10 wins out of 12 so far this season. Grace Tebb-Reading scoring a brace moving her onto 9 goals, the same tally as Jodie Barden who also celebrated a goal for Dagenham & Redbridge along with a 5th goal of the season for Juliet Thomas. Holly Gash scoring twice for Rayleigh who still have 4 games in hand on the leading pair.

At the other end of Division One the bottom two sides met on Sunday as Island Ladies hosted Belhus Ladies, the visitors coming away with the positive result to climb off the bottom of the table at Island’s expense. Danni Jennings scoring a hat-trick in a 6-2 win. Amara Drummond, Bethany Murray and Hayley Knott all getting a goal each for Belhus. Ebonnie Williams and Chloe Simmonds with the goals for Island.

The Round-Up – Essex 06/01/19

Sunday 6th January

Essex Women’s Premier Division

A great 2018 for Leigh Ramblers Ladies earning promotion to the Essex Women’s Premier Division at the 1st attempt haven’t looked back since an opening day defeat winning their next 9 league games to lead the way going into 2019. Started the New Year win another 3 points 10 wins from 10 now were at home to Corringham Cosmos on Sunday. Leading 2-0 at half-time those goals crucial as Corringham fought back 2nd half scoring 2 themselves Leigh Ramblers though adding 2 more themselves to win the match 4-2. Rebecca Dalgarno with a brace, Sasha Vail also getting a goal along with top scorer Kate Newton who now has 24 goals to her name.

The gap to the leaders 5 points after 2nd placed Frontiers Ladies were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Silver End United Ladies in the Premier Division on Sunday. Dempsey Favell netting for the 14th time this season for Frontiers, Ella Tooley getting the goal for Silver End.

Harlow Town Ladies Development have enjoyed a fantastic 1st half of the season in the Essex Women’s Premier Division in the top 3 positions the whole campaign to date with just the one defeat began 2019 at home to Collier Row Tigers who themselves have gained form as the season has progressed. Harlow though hit the ground running have goalscorers throughout the side and after ending the 1st half 4-2 up doubled their lead in the 2nd half to win the game 8-2. Ellie Nicholls moving onto double figures for the season scoring 4 goals. Hannah Smith is currently top scorer on 14 adding two more to her tally with Kummi Adams and Bethany Chambers with her 1st Harlow goal also on the scoresheet. Laura Bunton, scoring both the goals in the 1st half for Collier Row Tigers.

Consolidating 4th position in the Essex Women’s Premier Division are Chelmsford City Ladies, began 2019 with an away trip to Southend United Ladies on Sunday. Leading 3-0 at half-time went on to add a further 2 in the 2nd half to win the match 5-2. Georgia James scoring a hat-trick taking her onto 10 now for the season. Mia Brisley with a brace has 7 now for Chelmsford. Emily Pert and Kate Wiseman with the 2nd half goals for Southend United.

Essex Women’s League Cup

One tie from the 1st Round of the Essex Women’s League Cup played this Sunday, with Premier Division side Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves hosting Division One side Rayleigh Town Ladies. 3 goals for Brentwood in the first half for Marie Barker, Helen Clifford and Laura Knight. Amy Cox-Smith and Holly Gash on target for Rayleigh Town. Knight scoring a 2nd goal in the final minute securing a 4-2 win for Brentwood.

Essex Women’s Division One

A great start to the season for Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies in Essex Women’s Division One a 100% winning record going into December lost for the 1st time against fellow title chasers Billericay Town Ladies Reserves, defeat in extra-time in the League Cup followed. Began 2019 with an away trip to play Chigwell Ladies struggling at the opposite end of the table. A points deduction seeing them have just 6 points on the board the hosts started the year with a great result beating Dagenham & Redbridge by 2 goals to 1 to claim the 3 points on Sunday. Marie Gamage and Jessica MacNab celebrating the goals for Chigwell. Jodie Barton on the scoresheet for Dagenham & Redbridge suffering a 2nd successive defeat in the league nevertheless remain well placed 3 points behind Billericay in 2nd.

Hutton Ladies Reserves in 3rd position in Division One close the gap on the leading pair, with a 7th win of the season to start the year away at Runwell Sports Ladies on Sunday. Goals from Baylie Kingsnorth, Laura Allen and Danielle Hindley securing a 3-0 victory.

Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves began the year with a home game against Island Ladies, both new to the league this season the young sides have endured a tough start. A points deduction for Leigh Ramblers too it was a 0-1 win to them in the reverse fixture back in September. Another close game this time around the sides sharing 5 goals this time around Leigh Ramblers coming out on top winning it 3-2 thanks to goals from Louise Mazirel-Cowell and a brace for Elisha Reade. Jess Brown and Ebonnie Williams on the score sheet for Island.

Another new side having a tough start to life in Division One are Belhus Ladies bottom of the table they were at home to FC Clacton Ladies in their first game of 2019. Earned themselves a point in a high scoring draw after their opponents were reduced to 9 with two sent off on Sunday. Amy Hartley with a goal for Clacton one of those to receive their marching orders along with Megan-Leigh Lawrence. Sydney Smith-Gibbons and Charlotte Warren Clacton other goalscorers. Amara Drummond netting a hat-trick securing a point for Belhus.