Category Archives: Essex Women’s Premier Division

The Round-Up – Essex 04/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 4th November

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Leigh Ramblers Ladies winning run continues as they make it 6 in a row since an opening day defeat to join leaders Frontiers Ladies on 18 points at the top of the Essex Women’s Premier Division. Their latest win coming at home on Sunday against fellow promoted side Southend United Ladies. A 2-1 lead for Leigh Ramblers at half-time they went on to find the back of the net for a further 2 goals in the 2nd half to win the game 4-1. Amy Jacobs scoring a brace their were goals too for Rebecca Dalgarno and Kate Newton. Ra Toovey with the 1st half goal for Southend.

Harlow Town Ladies Development continue to consolidate 3rd position in the Premier Division table winning for the 4th time in the league this Sunday, along with Frontiers remain unbeaten in the league too a strong 1st half performance at home taking on bottom side Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves, Harlow holding a 5-1 lead a further goal added in the 2nd period seeing them win 6-1. Ellie Nicholls scoring twice their were goals too for Hannah Smith, Lucy Edmeades and Tasmin Turner, with Evie Anderson scoring her 1st goal for Harlow. Lauren Knight with the 37th minute goal for Brentwood.

A gap down to 4th placed Chelmsford City Ladies and defeat on the road sees the side behind them close the gap. Chelmsford were taking on Collier Row Tigers who had a slow start to their season 1 point from their opening 3 games a 1st win of the campaign coming last Sunday, made it back to back wins to climb into 5th spot. Sarah Finch and Laura Bunton both on the scoresheet with 2 goals each, with Helen Moreira also getting a goal her 1st of the season in a 5-2 win. Lisa Overall with both of the goals for Chelmsford.

Silver End United Ladies also climb the Premier Division table joining Collier Row Tigers on 7 points with victory on the road this Sunday against Corringham Cosmos. Stephanie A’Len scoring twice getting off the mark this season, 1st goals of the season too for Ella Toovey and Angela Holden in a 4-0 win.

Silver End United Ladies, Stephanie A’Len

Essex Women’s Division One

 Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies excellent start to the season continues as they chalked up their 7th straight win to maintain their 3 point lead at the top of Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday. Were at home taking on 4th placed Runwell Sorts Ladies, a goal in each half securing a 2-0 win for Dagenham & Redbridge, Jodie Barden scoring for the 6th time this season, Sade Walters was on target for her 1st goal.

   Billericay Town Ladies Reserves keep the pressure on the leaders as the 2nd placed side recorded their 6th league win of the season away from home on Sunday, a local derby taking on Hutton Ladies Reserves, a brace for Rachel Armstrong-Morris along with a goal for Anna-Maria Rains sealing a 3-1 victory for Billericay. Rachael Agombar getting the goal for Hutton.

   A high scoring match between FC Clacton Ladies and Rayleigh Town Ladies with the sides contesting a 9 goal thriller, 3rd placed Rayleigh narrowly beating 5th placed Clacton. A home, Becky McDougall striking home 3 goals to claim a hat-trick for Clacton moving her onto 7 goals for the season, Lauren Lucas with her 1st of the season. 4 goals not enough however to get anything from the game as Rayleigh hit them for 5 up the other end. Jorja Victoria Killington scoring twice for Rayleigh her 1st goals of the season there was also a brace for Holly Gash with Francesca Browne also getting a goal. Rayleigh winning 5-4.

   A first league win of the season for Island Ladies having joined the league this season, their first 3 points coming in their 5th match at home to Chigwell Ladies on Sunday. Island had only scored 2 goals in those previous 4 matches, were rampant in front of goal this time around scoring double figures! Chigwell scoring 3 times themselves through Emily Alexander and a brace from Victoria Parker, Island went crazy up the other end, Jess Bowen scoring a hat-trick. Everyone else getting their 1st goals in Division One for Island, Rebecca Hopkins also celebrating a hat-trick. Both Ebonnie Williams and Elizabeth Clarke scored 2 a piece with Georgia Holdaway also opening her account in an 11-3 win.

  A first point of the season too for another league newcomer, Belhus Ladies, themselves suffering some heavy defeats at the start of life in Division One are finally off the mark earning a point at home on Sunday against Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. 1st goals of the season for Bethany Murray and Hayley Freeman seeing Belhus draw 2-2 with Chelmsford City their goals scored by Emily Kendle and Fern Elder both again celebrating their 1st goals of the season.


The Round-Up – Essex 28/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th October

Essex Women’s Premier Division

6 wins from 6 now for Frontiers Ladies as they continue to lead the way in the Essex Women’s Premier Division. 3 points clear of 2nd placed Leigh Ramblers Ladies. Their latest 3 point haul coming on the road the Harlow based side visiting Southend United Ladies. Dempsey Favell opening the scoring. Kay Foy on target to make it 2-0 before Favell would add her 2nd goal of the game. Charley Sandford and Kelly Holsworth also on the scoresheet as Frontier ran out 5-0 winners.

   Leigh Ramblers Ladies in 2nd have won 5 league matches in a row now their only defeat coming on the opening day. Were on the road on Sunday taking on bottom side Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves who struggling for numbers at the start of the season were playing for just the 3rd time this campaign. Lauren Knight scoring for Brentwood in the 15th minute, it was a close 1st half with Leigh Ramblers holding a 2-1 advantage. Leigh Ramblers the better side in the 2nd half as they found the back of the net for 4 more goals to win the game 6-1. Rebecca Dalgarno and Kate Newton both scoring a brace. Aimee Skinner and Emily Diwell both celebrating a goal.

   5th placed Chelmsford City Ladies were at home on Sunday taking on Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. The sides sharing 6 goals between them, shared the points too with the game ending all square at 3-3. Georgia James, Shannon Kelly and Niki Medici all on target for Chelmsford City. Jo Smeaton the scorer of all three goals for Beacon Hill Rovers.

   A first league win of the season for Collier Row Tigers on Sunday lifts them up to 6th in the Premier Division table. A big win to coming away to Silver End United Ladies. Both Sarah Finch and Emily Dempsey hitting 4 goals apiece. Laura Bunton last seasons top scorer getting her first goal of the new campaign. Collier Row Tigers winning 9-1. Abigail Head scoring in her 1st start for Silver End United.

Essex Women’s Division One

   A 100% winning start for the leaders of Essex Women’s Division One too as Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies continue their excellent start to the season winning for the 6th time to remain 3 points clear at the top of the table. On the road this Sunday playing Hutton Ladies Reserves, top scorer Amy Jacobs keeping up hr fine form in front of goal scoring a hat-trick to move her onto 22 goals from 6 appearances. Grace Tebb-Reading also scoring for Dagenham & Redbridge along with Stephanie Males who netted her 1st goal of the season in a 5-2 win. Rachael Agombar and Casandra Piejko with her 1st of the season getting the goals for Hutton Ladies Reserves.

   Elsewhere in Division One their were huge wins for the sides looking to chase Dagenham & Redbridge down. 2nd place Billericay Town Ladies at home to Island Ladies are scoring plenty of goals their biggest win of the season 14-0 on the opening day, they matched that total again this Sunday to move onto 15 points from 6 played. Alexandra Baker making her first start of the season celebrating at hat-trick. Both |Hope Strauss and top scorer Lisa Robins both getting a brace. Emilia Dingwall on target with a goal along with 6 players all getting their 1st goals of the season, Alicia Woodward, Anna-Marie Rains, Rachel Armstrong-Morris, Grace Lane, Emma Roberts & Grace Wooley.

  It was a 14-0 winning score to for Rayleigh Town Ladies putting them back up into 3rd postponed games meaning they hadn’t played since the start of the month that their only defeat of the season like Billericay coming against Dagenham & Redbridge. Away to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves this Sunday piled on the goals once again. Captain Isabelle Wallings had 14 goals already this season from 3 league games, including a 10 goal haul in one match claimed a further 8 this weekend moving her onto 22 goals. Megan Harley moves into double figures herself netting a hat-trick, likewise Eleasha Reeves bagging a brace has 11 goals now. Holly Gash with her 6th goal of the season scoring too for Rayleigh Town.

  FC Clacton Ladies climb up to 5th in Division One, their points tally reaching double figures, an away trip to Chigwell Ladies on Sunday afternoon. A brace from Becky McDougall and a goal for Amy Hartley securing a 3-0 win for the visitors.

   Leigh Ramblers Reserves in 7th position also have 10 points on the board in Division One their 3rd win of the season coming this Sunday at home against bottom side Belhus Ladies. Goals form Amy Chester and Louise Mazirel-Cowell seeing the hosts win the match 2-0.

The Round-Up – Essex 14/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 14th October

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Frontiers Ladies keep up their 100% winning start to the season with a 5 straight victories away to Hullbridge Sports Ladies to remain 3 points clear at the top of the Essex Women’s Premier Division. Hullbridge short on numbers, Frontiers with a strong squad new signing Dempsey Favell scoring 4 goals in the game , now has 9 for her new club from 5 appearances. Kay Foy scoring twice with Hayley King and Emma Best both scoring their 1st goals of the season in an 8-0 win.

  Leigh Ramblers Ladies climb up to 2nd place in the Premier Division with their 4th league victory of the season. Were on the road playing 4th placed Chelmsford City Ladies. Leigh Ramblers leading the game 2-0 at half-time, goals from Lisa Overall and a brace from Georgia James seeing Chelmsford City score 3 as they fought back in the 2nd half before Leigh Ramblers went on to win the game 6-3. Kate Newton scoring a hat-trick for Leigh Ramblers, Paige White also on target with two goals  with Amber Denton also on the scoresheet.

   Harlow Town Ladies Development drop to 3rd but remain unbeaten in the Premier Division after 5 games played earning a point away from home on Sunday against Silver End United Ladies. 0-0 at half-time, Katie Fuller with her 1st goals for Silver End scoring twice for the hosts. Ciara Purdue and Lucy Edmeades hitting the goals into the back of the net for Harlow Town Ladies Development, the point enough to lift Silver End United up into 6th place.

  With just their 2nd league win of the season Corringham Cosmos are in 5th spot in the Premier Division bouncing back from an uncharacteristic run of 3 straight losses to win at home against Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on Sunday. Goalless at half-time Corringham getting the goals 2nd half, Rebecca Gallagher on the hour with Elysia King on target 10 minutes later to win the match 2-0.

Essex Women’s Division One

Making it 5 wins out of 5 to start the season Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies move 3 points clear at the top of Essex Women’s Division One. In a great run of form were at home on Sunday taking on FC Clacton Ladies whilst making an unbeaten start themselves hadn’t played since the 16th September. Coming up against a Dagenham & Redbridge side that has scored 23 goals in their previous 4 matches. Have 30 now as the home side ran out 7-0 winners to keep up their 100% winning start, Amy Jacobs scoring a hat-trick has 19 of Dagenham & Redbridge’s goals alone. Jodie Barden also scoring 3 times in the game with Grace Tebb-Reading also getting a goal.

   Runwell Sports Ladies climb up into 3rd position in the Division One table with a convincing home win against Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves on Sunday their 4th of the season.

 Hutton Ladies Reserves also on the move up the Division One table move into 4th spot their 3rd win of the season coming at home against Belhus Ladies on Sunday. Giulia Francesconi scoring twice for Hutton their were goals to for, Rachel Agombar, Leanne Cox, Maisie Jayne Threadgold-Smith, Chloe Jones and Baylie Kingsnorth in an 8-1 victory. Hayley Knott scoring the goal for Belhus.

    A points deduction means Chigwell Ladies are 3 points light in the Division One table. Got another 3 points on the road on Sunday on the road were playing Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. A brace from Victoria Parker along with a goal for Anna Hangyal securing a 3-1 result for Chigwell. Tish Cleary scoring the goal for Chelmsford.

The Round-Up – Essex 07/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 7th October

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 It’s 4 wins in a row now for Frontiers Ladies as they continue their 100% winning start to their league campaign to lead the Essex Women’s Premier Division. At home one Sunday were taking on another of the sides with title ambitions themselves, Chelmsford City Ladies. Charley Sandford scoring the opening goal of the game to put Frontiers into the lead. Kelly Holsworth with a brace extending the lead. Kay Foy adding a 4th to see Frontiers to the win.

   Harlow Town Ladies Development drawing 2-2 with Collier Row Tigers last Sunday got back to winning ways this Sunday with a comfortable victory and it has to be said unexpected result at home to Corringham Cosmos. Namely because of how strong Corringham Cosmos have proved to be in the league since joining 2 seasons ago. But then this is a much improved Harlow Town side too and have started the season well undefeated. Ciara Purdue standing out with 5 goals scored in the game. Kummi Adams making her 1st start netting 2 goals. Ellie Nicholls, Hannah Smith, Kelsey Mugford and Lucy Edmeades all getting a goal with Tasmin Turner also opening her Harlow account in a 12-2 win. Elysia King and Rebecca Gallagher with the goals late in each half for Corringham.

   Leigh Ramblers Ladies win for the 3rd successive game in the Premier Division to climb up into 3rd position in the table following promotion last season. Were at home on Sunday taking on Silver End United Ladies. Their 3rd win in a row their biggest so far this season the 3 points coming courtesy of a 7-0 win.

   Southend United Ladies playing only their 2nd game in the Premier Division following promotion got of the mark with a win at home this Sunday. Taking on last season’s Division One Champions, Hullbridge Sports Ladies who travelled short on numbers fielding just nine. Southend United taking full advantage building on a 1-0 half-time lead to go on and win the game 4-2. Ria Toovey hitting a brace, their were goals too for Lauren Halliday and Lauren Johnson. Southend United up to 5th on the back of the result. Molly Johnson and Megan Marney with the 2nd half goals for Hullbridge Sports.

  Climbing off the bottom of the Premier Division table with their 1st win of the season are Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Were at home taking on Collier Row Tigers. The visitors were in the ascendancy at half-time however leading the match 3-1, Beacon Hill Rovers coming back well fighting back in the 2nd half to win the game 6-3. Jo Smeaton often on the scoresheet for Beacon Hill Rovers netting 4 goals. Marie Hall and Ella Jones too both scoring in the victory.

Essex Women’s Division One 

  A meeting between the two sides still with 100% winning records in Essex Women’s Division One. Would one come out on top as leaders Rayleigh Town Ladies hosting took on Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies both with 3 wins from their 3 opening league matches it was a close contest a 7 goal thriller (they often are anyway) Dagenham & Redbridge coming out on top edging the result 4-3 to continue their 100% start inflict defeat in Rayleigh Town for the 1st time this season in the league. Amy Jacobs nice again amongst the goals with a hat-trick now an incredible 16 goals from 4 appearances this season. Jodie Barden scoring the other goal.

  Takes Dagenham & Redbridge into 2nd position, level on points with Billericay Town Ladies Reserves who return to the top with a big win away from home against Chigwell Ladies on Sunday. Darcie Salmons finding the back of the net for 4 goals. Hollie and Sarah Dimambro-Bovington and Karen Stephanou also amongst the goals for Billericay in an 8-0 win.

 Runwell Sports Ladies climb up into 4th position in the Division One table with their 3rd win of the season. Were at home this Sunday playing Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. A 2-0 lead for Runwell Sports at half-time went on to win the game 3-1. Ashleigh Eleanor Harvey on target with a goal whilst Aaryanna Simonelli continues to impress scoring another 2 goals moving her onto 12 for the season so far. Rebecca Lucy with the 2nd half goal for Chelmsford City. 

 The last game in Essex to bring you from the weekend in Division One sees Hutton Ladies Reserves get the 3 points at home their 2nd league win of the season up against Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves. A close result Hutton edging their way to 3 points with a 3-2 win. Giulia Francesconi scoring her 1st Hutton goal with Baylie Kingsnorth and Maisie Jayne Threadgold-Smith also on target with a goal each. The win lifting Hutton up into 6th place in the table.

The Round-Up – Essex 30/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 30th September

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 Frontiers Ladies are the new leaders in the Essex Women’s Premier Division with a 100% winning start to their league campaign 3 wins out of 3. The Harlow based clubs 3rd successive league win coming on the road on Sunday up against Silver End United Ladies at last playing their 1st league match of the season, not the result they wanted however Frontiers having the better of it winning the match 4-1. New signing Dempsey Favell netting twice, along with Chloe Godleman-Barnum scoring her 1st goal for the club, an own goal adding to the scoreline. Roxanne Gardner scoring for Silver End United rejoining the county league.

  A fantastic start to the season too in the Premier Division for Harlow Town Ladies Development, 2 wins for 2 going into the weekend a good challenge away to Collier Row Tigers followed this Sunday, The hosts narrowly losing their opening league fixture 1-0 against Frontiers Ladies, goals from Emily Dempsey and Sarah Finch seeing them earn their 1st point of the season. Harlow Town scoring twice to earn a point from the match to remain unbeaten at the start of the season, Savannah Japal with her 1st goal for the club and Ciara Purdue the players on target for Harlow Town

Leigh Ramblers Ladies newly promoted to the Essex Women’s Premier Division climb up to 3rd in the table with their 2nd league win of the season away to Corringham Cosmos on Sunday an eventful start to the season for Leigh Ramblers who have I suspect been bitten by the FA Women’s Cup bug like a few others in the past following their debut campaign. A 2nd successive win in the league both by 4 goals to 1. Rachel Fleming scoring for Corringham Cosmos in the 1st half.

  Chelmsford City Ladies are up to 4th in the table as they recorded their 1st league win of the season at home to Southend United Ladies on Sunday. Early days across the whole league of course just Chelmsford City’s 2nd league game a win off the back of a draw a promising start. Southend United Ladies newly promoted to the Premier Division finally getting their campaign started. Goals for Mia Brisley and Georgia James seeing Chelmsford City to a 2-0 win. 

Chelmsford City Ladies, Georgia James

Essex Women’s Division One

A three way tie on 9 points now at the top of Essex Women’s Division One after Sunday’s results. Leaders Rayleigh Town Ladies not in action allowing the chasing sides a chance to catch up and both took the opportunity.

   Billericay Town Ladies losing 2-3 to Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies last weekend after 2 high scoring wins at the start of the season got back to winning ways on the road against Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Lisa Robins scoring a hat-trick. Hope Strauss with a brace and Darcie Salmons amongst the goals for Billericay in a comfortable 7-0 win.

  Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies great start to the season continues as they made it 3 wins from 3 at home to Chigwell Ladies this Sunday. A big win for Dagenham & Redbridge, Amy Jacobs the star of the shoe scoring 8 (yes eight) goals in the game taking her to 13 for the season. Juliet Thomas also scoring in a 9-0 her first of the season.

   Hutton Ladies Reserves were at home on Sunday playing Runwell Sports Ladies. The hosts coming back from a goal down to win the game 2-1 and record their 1st win of the season. Aaryanna Simonelli with her 9th goal of the season putting Runwell Sports into the lead an advantage they held at half-time Hutton coming back in the 2nd half to equalise and go on to win the game, Leanne Cox and Jo-Anne Johnson with the goals.

   Finally in Division One, Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves were away to Island Ladies on Sunday a close match a single goal securing the 3 points it was the 2nd win of the season for Leigh Ramblers new Reserves side as they climb up to 6th in the Division One table.


The Round-Up – Essex 23/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 23rd September

Essex Women’s Premier Division

A fantastic start to the season for Harlow Town Ladies Development setting the pace early on with 2 wins from 2 whilst scoring 17 goals to lead the Essex Women’s Premier Division. A 7-3 win over Leigh Ramblers Ladies in their opening game Harlow were even bigger winners this Sunday at home to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. 4 players getting a brace in the game with Kelsey Mugford, Ellie Nicholls, Chloe Fleming all opening their Harlow accounts Hannah Smith the other brace scorer, Ciara Purdue also scoring a goal to add to er opening day pair with Lois Ruane completing a 10-1 victory for Harlow also on target for her 1st goal for the club. Samantha Weidner scoring the consolation goal for Beacon Hill Rovers.

Also starting their Premier Division campaign with 2 wins from 2 played are Frontiers Ladies although it was a much closer scoreline. Away to Collier Row Tigers on Sunday, Frontier returned home with a 1-0 win under their belts, Charley Sandford with her first goal for Frontiers. Still very early days in the league with both Silver End United Ladies and Southend United Ladies still to get their league campaigns started.

Essex Women’s Division One

 Rayleigh Town Ladies made it 3 wins from 3 at the start of the season and it was a goals feast at home that saw them move to the top of Division One. The biggest scoreline of the weekend and brutal reading if you’re a supporter of Belhus Ladies the league newcomers were on the wrong end of a crushing 26-0 win! Captain Isabelle Wallings likes scoring goals and if I type this again I’ll be very surprised as she herself netted double figures with 10 goals to her name. Eleasha Reeves scoring 5 goals, with Megan Harley finding the back of the net for 4 goals. Holly Gash claiming a hat-trick. Amy Cox-Smith with 2 goals along with a goal for Francesca Browne both opening their Rayleigh Town goals accounts for the season.

  You only need to win by 1 more goal than you opponents to collect 3 points however and elsewhere it was much closer in Division One on Sunday, Billericay Town Ladies Reserves free scoring at the start of the season with 27 goals from 2 played were looking to make it 3 in a row as they hosted Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies who themselves had started their season with a 7-0 away to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves last weekend. Two goals in the final 20 minutes for Billericay coming from Sophie Vale and Hope Strauss it wasn’t enough as they suffered their first defeat of the season Dagenham & Redbridge scoring through, Daisy Theobald, Amy Jacobs and Jodie Barden to win 3-2 and maintain their own 100% record.

   One goal was enough too for Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves to claim their 1st win of the season as they bounced back from a heavy defeat last weekend away to Dagenham & Redbridge. On the road again this Sunday playing Hutton Ladies Reserves a goal from Laura Kendle the difference between the sides.

   Runwell Sports Ladies got back to winning ways on Sunday as they won for the 2nd tie this season following back to back defeats in Division One. Runwell Sports at home to league newcomers Island Ladies. Aaryanna Simonelli enjoying a god start to the season for Runwell Sports her 2nd hat-trick in 4 appearances to move onto 8 for the season with Karen Whitmarsh also getting a goal in a 4-0 victory.

The Round-Up – Essex 16/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 16th September

Essex Women’s Premier Division

The Essex Women’s Premier Division kicked off last Sunday with a couple of fixtures another 4 sides getting their league campaign started this weekend. A big win to start the season too for Corringham Cosmos as they travelled to play Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves promoted from Division One. Taking a 6-0 lead into the half-time break Corringham Cosmos were in control of the game for much of the 2nd half finishing with a 9-1 win. A 1st half hat-trick for Rebecca Gallagher. Chloe Brown, Madison Hubbard and Michelle Sumpter also getting off the mark in the first 45. 3 more goals coming midway through the 2nd half, Sumpter getting her 2nd of the game with Rachel Fleming and Milly Thompson also on target.

Both Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies and newly promoted Leigh Ramblers Ladies started the season with an opening day loss. With an FA Women’s Cup game away to Histon Ladies coming up this Sunday Leigh Ramblers got a confidence boosting 1st league win of the season scoring twice in each half to win the game 4-1. Rebecca Dalgarno, Emily Diwell, Sasha Vail and Paige White with their goals. Jo Smeaton scoring in the 2nd half for Beacon Hill Rovers.

   It was a point a piece for Chelmsford City Ladies and Hullbridge Sports Ladies as they met for their first league game of the season. Drawing 1-1 at half-time they couldn’t be separated come 90 minutes despite scoring 4 more goals 3-3 the final score. Mia Brisley, Rosie Coe and Shannon Kelly opening their accounts. Last season’s Division One Champions, Hullbridge Sports earning a point from their opening Premier Division game with Natalie Sandford on target along with a brace for Lauren Tate. 

Essex Women’s Division One

Three weeks into the season in Essex Women’s Division One and at last all of the 11 sides are up and running. A fine start to the season from FC Clacton Ladies are leading the table after this weekends results, unbeaten in their 3 matches. A narrow home win coming this Sunday against Runwell Sports Ladies. 1-0 up at half-time needed a 2nd goal to ensure the 3 points after Aaryanna Simonelli netted for Runwell Sports, goals from Daisy Canny and Becky McDougall seeing FC Clacton move to the top of the table.

Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves were hosting Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies on Sunday both in action in the league for the 1st time this season and it was a great start for the visitors with Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies running out 7-0 winners. Amy Jacobs opening her season with a 4 goal haul. Grace Tebb-Reading scoring twice with Megan Duffield also opening her account.

   A first win of the season for Chigwell Ladies on Sunday playing their 3rd match of the season away to newcomers Belhus Ladies. Amber Pinney and Hannah Robinson scored for the hosts, Chigwell breaching their defence for 5 goals up the other end to claim a 5-2 victory. Both Caitlin Hynes and Victoria Parker scoring a brace with Jessica MacNab also celebrating a goal.

Essex Women’s County Cup

Two ties from the 1st Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup played this Sunday and upsets in both with the higher league opponents knocked out. South End United Ladies were playing their 1st competitve match of the season hosting Bowers & Pitsea Ladies the ERWFL Division One side already a month into their season. A strong first half for Bowers & Pitsea albeit with just the one goal to show for it scored by Georgia Fraser. A flurry of goals in a 10 minute spell early in the 2nd half seeing Southend United come back from a goal down to level on 52 minutes, 2 minutes later they had the lead a 3rd goal coming on 60 minutes. Bowers & Pitsea responding quickly got one goal back straight away Fraser scoring again to make it 3-2 but another goal wouldn’t come as Southend United held on for the win. An away tie in the 2nd Round against Harlow Town Ladies Reserves to come for Southend United on Sun 21st October.

   Also playing their 1st competitve match of the season were Silver End United Ladies, the Essex Women’s Premier Division side hosting Division One side Rayleigh Town Ladies. A confident start to their league campaign with 2 wins from 2 Rayleigh carried that form into the County Cup, captain Isabella Wallings scoring a hat-trick for the 2nd time this season already. Megan Harley hitting a brace with Eleasha Reeves also on target to see Rayleigh Town through to the 2nd Round with a 6-2 win. Angela Holden with a penalty and Toni Brown scoring for Silver End United. Rayleigh Town will be away in the 2nd Round on Sun 21st October taking on Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves. 

The Round-Up – Essex 09/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 9th September

For the 2018/19 season the Essex Women’s County Leagues will have two divisions the Premier and Division One, 11 sides contesting each. 4 new sides in Division One, Island Ladies and Belhus Ladies, Hutton Ladies Reserves returning to the league with Leigh Ramblers Ladies officially becoming ‘experienced’ as they are joined by a new Reserves side. Division One kicked off last Sunday, now it’s the turn of the Premier Division.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

   2 matches to start the season in the Essex Women’s Premier Division. Runners-up last season in only their 2nd season together Frontiers Ladies will once again be amongst the forerunners in the push for the title in what could prove to be a very intriguing division. Began the season with a win earning the 3 points away to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on Sunday. Goals from Kelly Holsworth, Kay Foy and new sighing Dempsey Favell seeing Frontiers to a 3-1 win. Grace Leavett scoring the goal for Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies.

   It was a difficult campaign in the Premier Division last season for Harlow Town Ladies Reserves. Competing in the Premier Division once again started this season off with a great home result over newly promoted Leigh Ramblers Ladies, runners-up in their debut season in women’s football Leigh scored plenty of goals and were on target for 4 away from home at the start of the season, Harlow Town though hit their opponents for 7 goals up the other end to earn the 3 points in their opening league fixture. Ciara Purdue and Hannah Smith both scoring a brace each for Harlow Town, Maisy Wyer, Lucy Edmeades and Claudia Zahui all getting a goal each.

Essex Women’s Division One

   New to the league the last thing you want to do is face a side that won 14-0 in their opening league fixture, that though was the story for Belhus Ladies as they travelled to play Billericay Town Ladies Reserves, looking very strong this season as they benefit from the 1st team’s squad strengthening over the summer. It’s now 27 goals in 2 matches of Billericay’s Reserves as they scored 13 goals against Belhus, Nancy Butler getting 5 of the goals for Billericay. Lauren Bourne scoring a hat-trick, both Amy Nash and Lisa Robbins hit two each with Emilia Dingwell also on target for her first goal for the club. Didn’t have it all there own way however as Belhus managed to breach the defence for a consolation goal.

Billericay Town Ladies Reserves, Nancy Butler

   Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves were the side unfortunate enough to come up against Billericay in that 14-0 defeat last Sunday. Bounced back however as they came out on top in a 7 goal thriller away to Chigwell Ladies this Sunday. Chigwell too with a better performance after a heavy defeat themselves on the opening day, Caitlin Hynes and a brace for Victoria Parker seeing them score 3 goals not enough however as Leigh Ramblers hit 4 at the other end to clinch their 1st 3 points of the season. 

  Runwell Sports Ladies and Rayleigh Town Ladies both enjoyed good wins on the opening day of the season this Sunday they met with Runwell Sports the hosts. Drawing 1-1 at half-time it was the visitors who went onto have the better of the 2nd half netting 4 more goals to take the game 5-1. Megan Harley and Eleasha Reeves both getting a brace for Rayleigh Town with Jo Cooper also getting on the scoresheet. 2 wins out of 2 for Rayleigh Town. Karen Whitmarsh with the 1st half strike for Runwell Sports.

   A good result to start the season too for FC Clacton Ladies last Sunday winning 6-2 at home they were away this Sunday taking on Hutton Ladies Reserves. The points shared in a 2-2 draw, a first league point earned for Hutton with FC Clacton starting undefeated. Baylie Kingsworth and Maisie Threadgold-Smith the goalscorers for Hutton, whilst Becky McDougall and Amy Hartley were both on target for FC Clacton.

Essex Women’s County Cup

An early tie in the 1st Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup saw Division One side Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves away to Premier Division side Collier Row Tigers. A tough test of Chelmsford’s Reserves and so it proved as Collier Row Tigers progressed into the 2nd Round with a comfortable 9-0 win.

The Round-Up – 20/05/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 20th May

The final edition of The Round-Up for the 2017/18 season. 19 games to bring you in one post it’s not quite over a couple to thing’s to still be decided and it is going to go all the way in both the Premier and Division One in Essex, first though we’ll begin with all the action from the final day of the FAWPL season.

FAWPL Southern Division

3 games to wrap up the season in the FAWPL Southern Division, Charlton Athletic Women the Champions of course have a very important Play-off match to come against the Northern Division Champions, Blackburn Rovers Ladies this coming Sunday at Bramall Lane.

  This Sunday Charlton were at home for their final game of the season presented with the Southern Division trophy, ended their campaign against Chichester City Ladies. Charlotte Gurr giving Charlton a 1-0 half-time lead scoring in the 13th minute. Strike partner Kit Graham doubling the lead on the hour. Natasha Stephens getting her first goal for Chichester City pulled it back to 2-1 on 77 minutes. Charlton soon restoring their 2 goal advantage Gurr netting her 2nd of the game 4 minutes later. Graham taking her tally to a whopping 46 goals for the season scoring deep in stoppage time to see Charlton end the season with a 4-1 win. Just 2 defeats in the league all season for Charlton a potent strike force in Gurr and Graham have netted 82 goals between them. An 8th placed finish for Chichester City in the finish a solid season following promotion have been comfortable in the top half of the table for much of the campaign dropping a little late on.

 Wishing Charlton all the best of luck for this weekends Play-off match.

  Pipped at the post Lewes FC Women concede 4th place in the Southern Division table having held it for much of the season as Coventry United Ladies grabbed a last gasp winner to nudge them out on goal difference. Lewes travelled to Coventry United knowing a point or better would secure 4th. Coventry having played twice in midweek in an effort to catch up their games in hand had picked up maximum points one more win would see them overhaul Lewes to 4th spot. Were trailing at the break however Lewes ahead 1-0 after Avilla Bergin had fired the visitors into the lead inside the opening 10 minutes. Jade Brook levelled thing’s up for Coventry in the 2nd half. 1-1 until the dying moments the game looked to be heading for the draw Lois Jefferies finding the back of the net to grab a late late winner for Coventry United.

  Over 1300 spectators were present for West Ham United Ladies final game of the season at home to Queens Park Rangers Ladies in Sunday. The club having had a fantastic 2018 to date 13 games unbeaten along with 2 cups won along the way. From a precarious position going into the year in the league West Ham United have ended the season comfortable in mid-table. Held 0-0 for the opening half hour it was Rosie Kmita who broke the dead lock for West Ham to put the hosts into the lead, Kelly Wealthall making it 2-0 4 minutes before half-time.

  Jasmine Auguste scored a 3rd goal for West Ham United on the hour. Ellie Zoepfl then took over the goal scoring proceedings as she bagged herself a 10 minute hat-trick to put West Ham United 6-0 up. Helen Ogle pulled a goal back for Queens Park Rangers a consolation West Ham United awarded a penalty in stoppage time substitute Rebecca Dunning stepping up to take and scoring her 1st goal for the club the final score 7-1.  

FAWPL South East Division One

Milton Keynes Dons Ladies have done it are the FAWPL South East Division One Champions! An amazing run of 11 wins to end the campaign have lost just the one league game all season and that was their 2nd game of the season back in August. Have been playing catch up all season but as the title race played out before them knew what they had to do at one point 27 points back on the leaders but a maximum points haul would see them close the gap. That of course is easier said than done, credit to everyone involved a tremendous effort with games coming thick and fast towards the end played themselves into top spot with a game to go and knew just a point away to bottom side Haringey Borough was going to be enough come this Sunday.

  A 16-1 win for Milton Keynes just a week ago, Stevenage pushed them hard at Stadium MK in midweek a 1-0 just as good however. With plenty of goal scorers in their side Milton Keynes created plenty of chances and took them to wrap up the title with a big win, Laura Mills and Kim Farrow netting a hat-trick each. Both Leah Cudone and Zoe Boote got a brace. Captain Leanna Doyle and Amy Gooderham also on target along with an own goal in a 13-0 win.

  An incredibly tough season for Haringey Borough following their double winning success of the season before. Losing a lot of players to university it was a baptism of fire in the FAWPL so many new players losing a manager during the campaign too. Full credit too though for sticking at it have battled and the spirit remained strong the club. 

Congratulations to Milton Keynes Dons Ladies on becoming Champions and promotion to the Southern Division.

AFC Wimbledon Ladies the FAWPL South East Division One leaders for so long through out the season ultimately missing out finish as Runners-Up in the league. Two defeats late on in the campaign damaging their own title challenge have nevertheless had a strong season. Ended the season were they began the reverse fixture away to Ipswich Town Ladies who themselves have secured a top three finish in FAWPL South East Division One. Ipswich Town beat AFC Wimbledon 3-1 on the opening day of the season. This Sunday the sides were goalless at the break. AFC Wimbledon taking the lead early in the 2nd period awarded a penalty on 47 minutes Caroline Bisson putting the ball into the back of the net for her 11th goal of the season. Ipswich responded quickly getting back on level terms, Zoe Cossey who has been in fine form this season netting her 21st goal of the season to make it 1-1 the sides ended with a point each.

Ipswich Town Ladies manager Ralph Pruden announcing after the game that he would be stepping down from the role after 4 years in charge a successful spell for the club, will still be involved with the club but taking a well earned rest first, has been very helpful to Women’s Football East in that period and wish him all the best for the future.

 Leyton Orient WFC were making their debut in the FAWPL this season and right up their amongst the title chasers from an early stage end up with a 4th place finish. A very good first season at this level their campaign ending with a goalless draw away to Enfield Town Ladies who end in 10th position.

Luton Town Ladies have been amongst the top  sides in the FAWPL South East Division One over recent seasons clinching two successive 4th placed finishes before a 5th place finish last season. 5th place was the goal too this Sunday as they travelled to Norfolk to play Norwich City Ladies knowing a win would guarantee the place. Women’s Football East was there to watch the action on a hot sunny afternoon at Plantation Park. A flurry of goals in the early stages of the game, Nicola Henman lobbing the keeper to put Luton a goal up Norwich went straight up the other end and scored the equaliser Chelsea Garrett running through to beat the keeper to the ball and turn the ball into the back of the net. Luton soon back in front Henman the provider this time setting up Jess McKay inside the box to make it 2-1. 

Nicola Henman on the attack for Luton Town Ladies.

Luton further extending their 1st half lead as they were awarded a free-kick 30 yards from goal central a brilliant strike from their captain Zara Carroll the ball smashing down off the crossbar over the line to make it 3-1. That the half-time score Norwich came out fighting 2nd half Luton soaking up the pressure ready to hit their opponents on the counter. Norwich pulling a goal back late in the match Garrett with her 2nd of the game, Luton keeping their lead to the final whistle and ending their season with a win. Norwich finish 2nd bottom and will have to wait until the upcoming league restructuring to see if they will retain their FAWPL status for next season. 

 Stevenage Ladies were the side that could have overhauled Luton to 5th spot had they got the win and Luton dropped points as it was Stevenage away to Denham United Ladies on the final day lost out to a narrow 2-1 defeat, captain Donna McGuigan getting the goal Denham ended the season on a positive note Kayleigh Currivan with a double to see them claim the 3 points. 

That’s it for the FAWPL as from next season it becomes the FA Women’s National League. 

ERWFL Division One South

 Just one outstanding fixture left to play in the ERWFL from Division One South, Hutton Ladies double cup winners this season ending with a trip to Hertford Town Ladies in buoyant mood the Essex side ending with a victory. Kate Lowen and Kelly Roberts both scoring 2 goals each with Kaitlin Sugg and Laura Allen also on target in a 6-1 win.

Congratulation too the Harlow Town Ladies who have been promoted to the ERWFL Premier Division. Finishing 2nd in Division One South, Champions Stevenage Ladies Reserves haven’t taken promotion the runners-up going up in their place.

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Bungay Town Ladies are the Norfolk Women’s Division One Champions and complete a league and cup double. A nervous wait at the end however as they draw their final game of the season to open the door to 2nd placed Sprowston Ladies. 4 points behind with 2 games left to play a 2-0 win against Thorpe United Ladies meant Sprowston could overtake Bungay and become Champions themselves if they could win their final match of the season away to Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves who themselves with two games left to play could move up a couple of places with maximum points.

Sprowston having the better start getting themselves into a 2-0 lead Wymondham Town came back into it Hannah Claughton pulling it back to 2-1. The game turned completely around then as Wymondham Town levelled from the penalty spot Emily Anderson scoring added another soon after to put Wymondham Town 3-2 ahead. Sprowston coming back to level it up at 3-3 late on in the game the sides taking away a point each, Sprowston drawing level on points with Bungay who become Champions virtue of a superior goal difference. 

  Congratulations to Bungay Town Ladies on completing the league and cup double.

 Congratulations to Sprowston Ladies to a very young squad challenging for the title all season missing out on a double themselves just on goals scored after winning the Plate Final.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

A double header to bring the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North season to a close, Riverside Ladies needing just a point against their two matches with Hungate Rovers Ladies to become the league champions. Jess Hill and Jade Ramm scoring a goal each in a 2-0 win for Riverside in one game. 6 points won with a 5-1 win in the other match, Samantha Woodham scoring twice with a goal each for Annie Posnett, Lianna Bell and Juliana Lee.

  Congratulations to Riverside Ladies on becoming Championship North Champions and promotion to the Premiership. A successful end to a difficult season dropping out of the EMWFL and entering a team into the Championship North.

Essex Women’s Premier Division 

Still all to play for in both leagues in Essex. In the Premier Division, Hatfield Peverel Ladies maintain the lead moving onto 40 points 5 clear of 2nd placed Lawford Ladies who have a game in hand. A double header this Sunday for Hatfield Peverel away to another title challenger Corringham Cosmos who even after this weekends double have 5 games left to play. Both sides claiming a win. Christa Osman on target with the winner in Hatfield Peverel’s 1-0 win. Michelle Sumpter grabbing to only goal of the game to win it for Corringham Cosmos who lay in 5th spot on 29 points have 4 games in hand on Hatfield Peverel who themselves have one left play away to Collier Row Tigers this Sunday. 

Lawford Ladies secured the 3 points with a huge home win against Harlow Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Captain, Daisy Canny scoring 5 goals in the game taking her onto 24 for the season, Jasmine Cox keeping just ahead of her as top scorer getting a hat-trick has 26 goals now. Sofia Serghiou on the scoresheet too with 4 goals in the game, Jade Heath and Tyler Christou also on target in a 14-0 win.

  Frontiers Ladies in 3rd place in the Premier Division have 3 games left to play as they picked up another win on the road on Sunday to leave them 6 points off the leaders. Taking on Beacon Hill Rovers, were leading 3-0 at half-time before going on to win 4-1, Sharon Ferguson netting a brace along with a goal apiece for Kay Foy and Kelly Holsworth.

Chelmsford City Ladies were playing Collier Row Tigers at home on Sunday, Georgia James scoring a hat-trick along with a goal for Mia Brisley seeing the 6th placed side beat Collier Row Tigers in 4th, 4-2. Emily Dempsey and Laura Bunton scoring for Collier Row Tigers.

I could do the maths but it’ll only give me a headache and leave you confused so for now 4 sides still remain in with a chance of claiming the title, Hatfield Peverel win on Sunday and other results go their way then they will finish top.

Essex Women’s Division One

As competitive for the league title in Essex Women’s Division One going into the final week, a 3 way tie at the top with Hullbridge Sports Ladies ahead on goal difference over Leigh Ramblers Ladies and Southend United Ladies the latter two meeting in midweek. All 3 on 49 points.

 Hullbridge Sports Ladies in action on Sunday at home to Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies in 5th. A brace from top scorer Broghan Kelly clinching the win for Hullbridge 2-1 the final score. Kelly moving onto an incredible 51 goals for the season from 22 appearances. The win putting Hullbridge back on top of the table crucially have a game in hand on both Leigh Ramblers and Southend United.

 One more game from Division One at the weekend Alresford Colne Rangers were at home against Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Joanne Harvey, Alresford’s top scorer moving onto 24 goals for the season with a 4 goal haul. Tiffany Reeves with a brace and a goal too for Kirsty Belfall her 1st of the season in a comfortable 7-2 win.

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.