Category Archives: FAWPL League Plate

The Round-Up – FAWPL 15/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th April

FAWPL Plate

This Sunday saw the final of this season’s FAWPL League Plate being played at Hednesford Town FC. A late change in the line-up with Southern Division side West Ham United Ladies taking on South East Division One side, Luton Town Ladies after their semi-final opponents Fylde Ladies were removed from the competition. A first ever National final for Luton Town Ladies.

  Luton Town the underdogs coming up against higher league opponents West Ham United who had had a terrific 2018 to date unbeaten in the year so far. Winning their 1st piece of silverware too this season the Isthmian Cup. West Ham United taking the lead midway through the 1st half Amber Stobbs striking the ball from 25 yards out the ball kissing the crossbar on its way in. 4 minutes later Kelly Wealthall was on hand to capitalise on a defensive error to make it 2-0. That the advantage at the break.

  Ellie Zoepfl running through on goal to extend the lead early in the 2nd half. West Ham United in control of the game went on to score twice more, Rosie Kmita curling a great shot into the back of the net and Zoepfl with her 2nd of the game to make it 5-0. West Ham United Ladies this season’s FAWPL League Plate winners. Congratulations to everyone at the club.

West Ham United Ladies 2017/18 FAWPL League Plate Winners (picture credit West Ham United Ladies)

FAWPL Southern Division 

In the FAWPL Southern Division it was a meeting between the top two with 2nd placed C&K Basildon Ladies travelling to Crystal Palace Ladies, a point between the sides. A close game between the sides few chances created in the 1st half the stalemate broken with just 3 minutes left on the clock Ellie Bailes scoring to give Crystal Palace a narrow half-time lead. Crystal Palace started the 2nd half well creating chances C&K Basildon keeping them at bay looking to find a leveller at the other end the lead for Crystal Place made more secure with just 5 minutes left to play the home side awarded a penalty which was coolly dispatched by the clubs top scorer Gemma Bryan. A win for Crystal Palace seeing them go 4 points clear of C&K Basildon who still have two games in hand.

  Charlton Athletic Women in 3rd position in the Southern Division table have 4 games in hand on Crystal Palace as they close the gap to 5 points with a victory on home turf on Sunday. A close one however as they left it late to grab a winning goal against 5th placed Portsmouth FC Ladies. Just 5 minutes left to play when the dead lock was finally broken Kit Graham sending the ball into the corner of the net for the 3 points.

   4th placed Lewes FC Women travelled to the capital on Sunday to take on 2nd bottom side Queens Park Rangers Ladies. Came home with the 3 points secure in what was a bruising encounter! The visitors taking the lead on the half hour top scorer Rebecca Carter netting her 12th goal of the season. Into 1st half stoppage time and the lead was doubled Victoria Carleton making it 2-0 to Lewes at half-time. On the hour Lewes further extended their lead Danielle Lane with her 11th goal of the season making it 3-0. That the winning score.

   Coventry United Ladies climb back up into the top half of the Southern Division table with a home win against Chichester City Ladies this Sunday. Alison Hall scoring twice midway through the 1st half to see Coventry United leading 2-0 at the break. Hall securing her hat-trick on the hour for her 20th goal of the season and 3-0 lead for Coventry United. Chloe Tucker netting a late goal for Chichester City on a 3-1 loss.

  Cardiff City Ladies move up above Gillingham FC Ladies in the Southern Division table into 9th as they won against the Kent side this Sunday. Cardiff City getting of f to a fantastic start Kelly Issac making it 1-0 in the 7th minute. Estelle Randall with some fine saves keeping Gillingham out. The visitors getting it back to 1-1 eventually in the 25th minute Millie Waud with the goal. 1-1 at half-time Cardiff City started the 2nd half well capitalising as the retook the lead in the 57th minute captain Cori Williams with the goal. Again Gillingham came back to level the scores Maddison Farrand with her 1st goal. Five minutes later and Cardiff City took the lead for the 3rd time in the match Ella Powell seeing the ball cross the goal line to make it 3-2. This time Gillingham could find no reply as Cardiff City won the 3 points.

FAWPL South East Division One

A healthy lead still in FAWPL South east Division One for AFC Wimbledon Ladies however they are stuttering a bit towards the end of the season as they suffer a 2nd successive loss in the league away to 3rd placed Leyton Orient WFC this Sunday. New signing Lisa Fulgence was making her first start for Leyton Orient and grabbed her 1st two goals for the club to put the home side 2-0 up against the league leaders inside the opening 25 minutes. Caroline Bisson getting it back to 2-1 for AFC Wimbledon 10 minutes before half-time. No more goals 2nd half as Leyton Orient worked hard to keep their lead and claim the 3 points. AFC Wimbledon Ladies have two games left to play lead the table by 10 points that lead can yet be overhauled if maximum points can be won elsewhere… I won’t say by who…

  Ipswich Town Ladies in 2nd spot in the FAWPL South East Division One table continue to enjoy a strong season with a confident win away to Denham United Ladies this Sunday. The visitors getting off to a blistering start Zoe Cossey putting Ipswich Town into the lead in the opening 30 seconds. Cossey striking again midway through the 1st half to see Ipswich Town hold a 2-0 lead at the break. Ipswich Town creating chances went further ahead early in the 2nd half awarded a penalty captain Amanda Crump stepping up to score from the spot. Gemma Moore grabbing herself a goal with 20 minutes left to make it 4-0. Lauren Cox pulling a goal back for Denham United with 15 left. Natasha Thomas scoring a 5th goal for Ipswich Town with 5 minutes left to play Cossey going on t complete her hat-trick in the closing minutes and seal a 6-1 win.

  Norwich City Ladies were hosting 6th placed Stevenage Ladies on Sunday the game looked to be heading for a 0-0 with minutes left to play Stevenage creating chances but not converting one. Norwich coming close up the other end striking the post. The visitors grabbing a late late winner Nicole Emmings striking the ball into the back of the net with a 25 yard shot. The 1-0 win taking Stevenage back above Luton Town into 5th spot in the table. 

  

The Round-Up – FAWPL 11/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th March

FAWPL Southern Division

Another weekend sadly affected by postponements albeit not as heavily as last weekend where only 4 games survived in the East. The FAWPL fairing better than most Charlton Athletic Ladies returning back to the top of the Southern Division after being over taken by Crystal Palace Ladies and C&K Basildon Ladies in recent weeks, the top two due to face each other this Sunday their top of the table clash falling foul of a water logged pitch.

  Not so at Thamesmead Charlton took on Cardiff City Ladies. A good start for the hosts, goals from Kit Graham and Charlotte Gurr putting them into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 20 minutes. Cardiff pulling it back to 2-1 after they were awarded a penalty Cori Williams stepping up to score. Gurr quickly restoring Charlton’s 2 goal lead on 32 minutes sending home a free-kick after Graham was fouled outside the area. A good first half for Charlton with Graham netting her 2nd of the match in the 41st minute to see the hosts leading 4-1 at half-time. Gurr moving onto 32 goals for the season as she completed her hat-trick 15 minutes into the 2nd half with Charlton going on to win 5-1 taking them back to the top.

   That defeat for Cardiff coupled with a victory on the road away to bottom side Swindon Town Ladies saw Gillingham FC Ladies move up a place into 9th in the Southern Division table. Gillingham enjoying a good first 45 minutes against their opponents going into the half-time interval leading 3-0. Top scorers Kallie Balfour scoring twice on 20 and 31 minutes with the 3rd goal coming from captain, Jade Keogh. Balfour going on to complete her hat-trick scoring her 3rd and Gillingham’s 4th with 20 minutes left.

West Ham United Ladies excellent form in 2018 continues as they remain unbeaten in a run of 7 matches in league and cup. Following up from booking their spot in this season’s FAWPL Plate Final last weekend were at home in the league this Sunday taking on Chichester City Ladies. A goal from Amber Stobbs midway through the 1st half giving West Ham a narrow advantage that they held onto for much of the game the 3 points secured 2 minutes from time as Stobbs found the back of the net for her 2nd of the game. 2-0 the final score.

FAWPL Cup

Postponed from last weekend due to the bad weather, Lewes FC Women travelled up to the East Midlands on Sunday to take on Leicester City Women in the semi-final of the FAWPL Cup. A good start for Lewes as they took the lead against the side they knocked out of the FAWPL Plate at the same stage last season, Amy Taylor scoring to give the visitors the lead in the 10th minute. Leicester though were soon back on level terms Leigh Dugmore scoring the equaliser just 2 minutes later. 4 minutes later the hosts had turned it around to lead 2-1 Holly Morgan getting on the score sheet to make it 2-1 holding onto the advantage until half-time a bright start to the 2nd half put Leicester in control of the tie a 2 goals in 6 minutes from Sophia Domingo making it 4-1. Lewes could not find a response as Leicester held firm, Sarah Kempson getting a goal late in stoppage time too little too late as Lewes were defeated 4-2, Leicester City Women will play either Blackburn Rovers Ladies or Coventry United Ladies in the final that will now be played on the 25th of March after the tie was postponed for the 2nd time this Sunday.

FAWPL Plate

The finalists for this season’s FAWPL Plate Final were confirmed this Sunday as Luton Town Ladies match at home to Fylde Ladies postponed from last Sunday took place this Sunday with West Ham United Ladies already there. Luton Town Ladies in the league below Fylde Ladies taking the lead in the match a goal from Nicola Henman and despite Fylde creating opportunities then hosts looked like they might hold out for the victory until the final 12 minutes as Fylde turned the game completely on it’s head, Olivia Wild levelling the score before Alys Hinchcliffe netted what would prove to be the winning goal to send the Northern Division side into the Plate final

  This season’s FAWPL Plate Final between West Ham United Ladies & Fylde Ladies will be played at Hednesford Town FC’s Keys Park Stadium on the 15th of April.

FAWPL South East Division One

A 16 point lead now at the top of FAWPL South East Division One for AFC Wimbledon Ladies after winning on the road away to Norwich City Ladies on Sunday. The sides meeting recently in the reverse fixture Wimbledon winning comfortably 8-2, Norwich City have improved since then and ran there opponents much closer this time around. The opening goal coming just past the half hour with Georgia Heasman netting the goal to give Wimbledon the lead. Caroline Bisson doubling their advantage in the closing stages of the 1st half. Norwich pulling a goal back 5 minutes into the 2nd half, a strike from Chelsea Garrett. Making for a tense end to the match Wimbledon have won a good percentage of their matches by a single goal advantage and held on once again to claim all 3 points.

The fight for for places below them is extremely hot with Ipswich Town Ladies, Leyton Orient WFC and Milton Keynes Dons all the hunt for runners-up spot. Milton Keynes with games in hand could yet chase Wimbledon down if they can gain maximum points, were away to 2nd placed Ipswich Town Ladies this Sunday in a tight and scrappy game the win coming from a wonder strike from Milton Keynes, Charly Clarke 3 minutes from time. Ipswich Town’s faint hop of catching the leaders looking over. 2 points between 2nd placed Ipswich and 4th placed Milton Keynes now.

 Sandwiched in between them Leyton Orient WFC also failed to pick up any points on Sunday after they were defeated at home by Cambridge United WFC in a battling and determined performance. The visitors taking the lead in the 21st minute Faith Hewitt arriving in the box to put home Lauren Cartwright’s cross. 1-0 the lead at the break Cambridge United’s defence of their advantage was made all the harder as they were reduced to 10 players 10 minutes into the 2nd half Cartwright picking up two quick yellows to see her afternoon finish early. Cambridge United worked hard determination to keep their lead and win all 3 points.

At the other end of the South East Division One table Denham United Ladies were in danger of getting caught up in the battle at the bottom as Norwich City Ladies winning last weekend had closed the gap on them to 5 points. At home to Enfield Town Ladies this Sunday. Goals from Sophie Cheadle and Alissa Down putting the hosts into a 2-0 half-time lead. Enfield Town pulling it back to 2-1 10 minutes into the 2nd half with Regan Coleman getting the goal. An incident soon after seeing Enfield reduced to 10 with Nuala McKevitt shown a red card. Denham taking full advantage of their superior number on the field, as Kayleigh Currivan shot to make it 3-1. Down adding her 2nd of the match too to see Denham win 4-1 taking them 8 points clear of Norwich.

The Round-Up – 04/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 4th March

The Beast from the East blew in last week and played havoc with the fixtures across the country as snow fell and temperatures dropped. Another weekend where virtually all the scheduled games were called off. Many leagues making the call early with snow covering pitches and roads alike. A rapid thaw coming too late for many Sunday seeing 4 matches surviving the regions leagues and with another wet week looming yet more disruption could be on the horizon with many sides still having alot of matches to squeeze in before the end of the season. Of the four matches featured in this weeks shortened edition of The Round-Up there were a total of 31 goals scored in score high scoring victories.

FAWPL Southern Division

In the FAWPL Southern Division an excellent crowd of 409 came out to Bromley FC to watch Crystal Palace Ladies take on bottom side Swindon Town Ladies and move to the top of the table.

   The hosts taking the lead inside the opening 10 minutes top scorer, Gemma Bryon sending the ball into the back of the net. Crystal Palace dominated the early exchanges but it was Swindon who found an equalising goal with their 1st meaningful attack Victoria Taylor on hand to turn the ball home to make it 1-1. Crystal Place retook the lead on the half hour Sarah Jones scoring from a corner. The half-time lead 3-1 with Crystal Palace awarded a penalty with 4 minutes left on the clock, Bryan stepping up to score her 2nd of the game. 

  The lead further extended 10 minutes into the 2nd half with Ellie Bailes making it 4-1. That was how the score remained right up until the final 10 minutes when Crystal Palace ran riot. Megan Chandler with a 25 yard strike making it 5-1 on 81 minutes. That was quickly followed up with an own goal before Bailes scored for the 2nd time in the match with 5 minutes left. Bryan moving onto 30 goals for the season completing her hat-trick in the 90th minute. The 8-1 win taking Crystal Palace from 3rd above Charlton Athletic Women and C&K Basildon Ladies to the top of the league.

FAWPL Plate

West Ham United Ladies confirmed their game would be on on Saturday as they travelled north to play Hull City Ladies in the semi-final of the FAWPL Plate. The Southern Division side up against the leaders of FAWPL North Division One. A close 1st half saw the sides drawing 0-0. West Ham taking the lead on the hour with Kelly Weathall striking to make it 1-0. The advantage doubled just 2 minutes later with 16-year-old Weathall netting for the 2nd time in the match. The lead made comfortable as the game closed in on the final 15 minutes with Andria Georgiou scoring from a wonder strike to make it 3-0 and see West Ham book their spot in their 2nd cup final of the season. West Ham’s opponents in the FAWPL Plate final will be either Luton Town Ladies or Flyde Ladies whose match was one of the many casualties to the weather up and down the country.

FAWPL South East Division One

 Ipswich Town Ladies climbed up to 2nd in FAWPL South East Division One with a big win away to bottom side Haringey Borough Women on Sunday. Natasha Thomas, Ipswich Town Ladies leading goalscorer putting the visitors 1-0 in the 14th minute. Thomas turning provider for Ipswich Town’s 2nd goal coming in the 21st minute, Zoe Cossey getting on the scoresheet. 6 minutes later Cossey put the ball home for her 2nd of the match and Ipswich Town’s 3rd. Haringey suffering more woe as they were reduced to 10 players in the 38th minute striker Julia Carruthers shown her 2nd yellow. The red card compounded with Thomas scoring her 2nd of the game 2 minutes later to see Ipswich Town 4-0 up at half-time.

  Didn’t take Thomas long to bring up her hat-trick as she scored to make it 5-0 to Ipswich Town in the 51st minute. Captain Amanda Crump scoring to make it 6-0 on the hour. Ipswich Town dominating the play, Thomas added a 4th goal to her tally to make it 7-0 on 65 minutes. Two quickfire goals from Miagh Downey and Sophie Welton followed before Thomas took her tally to 5 goals for the day in a 10-0 bringing up her 20th goal of the season. 

ERWFL Division One South

The other game to survive on Sunday was from the ERWFL in Division One South, Harlow Town Ladies in 3rd looking to close the gap on 2nd placed Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies hosting Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies. A comfortable win for the hosts as they ran out 8-1 winners to claim all 3 points. Chloe Bassett, Tayla Handscomb and Abbey Dell all getting a brace in the game with Nicole Learner and Hannah Clifford also on target with a goal each. Not the result Hoddesdon Town Owls were looking for as they prepare for their 1st ever appearance in the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup Final this coming Sunday. 

The Round-Up – FAWPL 25/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th February

FAWPL Southern Division 

Two games played in the FAWPL Southern Division this Sunday. Crystal Palace Ladies reached the final of the Capital Cup last weekend away to Queens Park Rangers Ladies this Sunday the two sides met in the league. The deadlock broken in the 28th minute as Ciara Sherwood struck from a free-kick to give Crystal Palace the lead. That was how it remained until half-time. Queens Park Rangers coming back to level the scores on 62 minutes, Kasha Petit scoring from a free-kick outside the box. Crystal Palace were quick to respond pegged back for just 2 minutes retaking the lead with Ellie Bales scoring to make it 2-1. The visitors holding on for the win the 3 points taking them to within a point of 2nd placed Charlton Athletic Women. Crystal Palace Ladies also announcing this week they have applied for a place in FAWSL 2 with will be known as the FA Women’s Championship from next season.

 In the other FAWPL Southern Division game played this weekend 6th placed Portsmouth FC Ladies travelled to Wales to take on Cardiff City Ladies. The sides going in goalless at half-time it was Portsmouth who went on the win the game in the 2nd half Daisy McLachlan scoring early in the 2nd period the 3 points make safe 6 minutes from time as Eilidh Currie netted the goal to give Portsmouth the 2-0 win. Move above Coventry United Ladies into 5th place in the Southern Division table.

FAWPL Cup

Coventry United Ladies complete the line-up for the last four of the FAWPL after they were successful away winners to South West Division One side, Plymouth Argyles Ladies on Sunday. Nikki Miles with the goal in the 18th minute to hand the Southern Division side the lead at half-time. Coventry doubling their advantage as the game moved on the hour mark with Amber Hughes on target with the goal. The result made secure 10 minutes later as Miles scored her 2nd of the day to put Coventry through with a 3-0 win. 

  The semi-finals of the FAWPL Cup with take place this coming weekend Sunday 4th March (weather permitting) Coventry United Ladies will be away to Northern Division side Blackburn Rovers Ladies. In the other semi-final Lewes FC Women from the Southern Division will be away to Northern Division counterparts, Leicester City Women both currently 4th in their respective leagues. The pair met in the same fixture a year ago albeit in the FAWPL Plate, Lewes with the narrow 1-0 win then went on to reach the final and win the competition.

FAWPL Plate

One quarter final tie outstanding in the FAWPL Plate too, postponed last weekend Luton Town Ladies hosting fellow South East Division One side Milton Keynes Dons Ladies. Despite a great strike from Luton’s Zara Carroll the hosts found themselves trailing 2-1 at half-time thanks to goals for Vicky Holland and Heather McDonnell for Milton Keynes. Luton get themselves back on level terms with Natasha Fensome scoring a goal celebrating her birthday. The tie won with a late late winning goal Luton the side celebrating as Nicola Henman found the back of the net to send them into the last four of the FAWPL Plate with a 3-2 win. The first time Luton have reached a national semi-final too.

   Again like the FAWPL Cup the semi-finals of the Plate are scheduled to be played this Sunday 4th March. Luton Town Ladies will be at home taking on higher league opponents, Flyde Ladies from the Northern Division, whilst West Ham United Ladies will travel to Northern Division One leaders, Hull City Ladies.

FAWPL South East Division One 

AFC Wimbledon Ladies already have a strong lead in FAWPL South East Division One extended that to 14 points with a big result away to bottom side Haringey Borough Women on Sunday. The visitors taking a very early lead Haringey credited with an own goal. AFC Wimbledon having a chance to double the lead from the penalty spot the effort was saved. Haringey came back to level the scores as they were awarded a penalty themselves, Brooke Hills scoring to make it 1-1. A busy start to the match. Wimbledon retook the lead in the 20th minute, Katie Stanley getting on the scoresheet. 2-1 quickly became 3-1 as Wimbledon captain Jess Trimnell scored from a corner. Georgia Heasman getting Wimbledon’s 4th goal as the half hour approached.

  4-1 up at half-time Wimbledon extended their lead in the 60th minute as Stanley found the back of the net for her 2nd of the game. For much of the 2nd half Haringey held Wimbledon to 5-1 before a flurry of goals scored in the last 5 ten minutes Jordanne Hoesli-Atkins making it 6-1 on 81 minutes. Caroline Bisson scoring too to make it 7-1 with Rebecca Sargeant and Laura Quinn-Low scoring a goal apiece in injury time to see Wimbledon win 9-1.

Ipswich Town Ladies are up from 4th to 3rd in the FAWPL South East Division One table with a home win against 6th placed Cambridge United WFC on Sunday. Women’s Football East was there to see a match that is usually close between the 2 sides, the case again the pace high not much time afforded on the ball led to some scrappy play. Chances at a premium, Ipswich Town opening the scoring in the 15th minute winning a corner on the right Cambridge not getting the ball clear falling to Natasha Thomas free at the top of the area she smashed it home to make it 1-0. Late into the 1st half an Ipswich goalkeeper, Sian Fagg fouled Cambridge striker Kelley Blanchflower inside the box to give away a penalty. Made up for it by saving comfortably against taker Amber Cantwell.

Two goals for Ipswich Town Ladies , Natasha Thomas

   A narrow lead for Ipswich Town at the break. Cambridge started brightly 2nd half however it was Ipswich Town who went on to double their lead, the ball played forwards Miagh Downey getting round the centre back to push the ball past the advancing keeper from the top of the area to make it 2-0. The game far from settled Cambridge working the ball well on the left got across into the top of the area themselves to find Cantwell who drove the ball past Fagg to make it 2-1. Closing in on the last 10 minutes a good run from Thomas saw her move clear into space left of the Cambridge goal and picking her spot lifted her shot up over the keeper to make it 3-1 and seal the win for Ipswich.

 

 A 2nd successive league win for Stevenage Ladies sees them climb up to 7th in the FAWPL South East Division One table level on points with 6th placed Cambridge now as they claimed the 3 points away to Actonians Ladies this Sunday. Paige Logie with a smart turn and volley inside the opposition six yard box on 28 minutes to give Stevenage the lead. Actonians levelling thing’s up 4 minutes from the end of the 1st half, Alessandra Barreca with the goal. The winning goal coming midway through the 2nd half Stevenage captain Donna McGuigan on target to make it 2-1.

A heavy loss last weekend for Norwich City Ladies away to leaders AFC Wimbledon Ladies thing’s were starting to look daunting for the side 2nd bottom in the FAWPL South East Division One. The difference 7 days makes as Norwich came home with the 3 points this Sunday clinching the win away to Enfield Town Ladies. An early setback for the visitor as Enfield took the lead in the opening minute Katherine Long getting the goal. The 1st half moving into the final 15 minutes Norwich got back on level terms Aimee Durrant with the shot to make it 1-1. Enfield responded quickly Sheryce Slater getting up the other end to restore the hosts lead 4 minutes later. Back came Norwich to level the scores for the 2nd time 5 minutes left in the 1st half Durrant with her 2nd of the game to make it 2-2 the score at half-time. The winning goal coming on the hour mark. Australian, Brydie Siryi making her debut for Norwich getting the goal to make it 3-2 and secure the win for Norwich that closes the gap to 10th placed Denham United Ladies to 5 points. Norwich with 2 games in hand all to play for.

The Round-Up – FAWPL 14/01/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 14th January

FAWPL Southern Division

Two league games played in the FAWPL Southern Division this Sunday and 3 points at home for 2nd placed Crystal Palace Ladies see them close the gap on leaders Charlton Athletic Women to just 2 points. Hosting Gillingham FC Ladies the 2 sides were goalless at the half-time break Ellie Stenning scoring the opening goal for Crystal Palace then top scorer Gemma Bryan made it 2-0 to the hosts with her 30th goal of the season.

Queens Park Rangers Ladies travelled to Wales on Sunday looking to build on last Sundays win against bottom side Swindon Town Ladies taking on a side just 3 points ahead of them Cardiff City Ladies. It was advantage to the visitors at half-time with QPR leading 1-0 thanks to a goal from Dominika Netschova in the 38th minute. Cardiff City finding an equaliser in the 63rd Zoe Atkins finding the back of the net to see the sides take a share of the points. Another useful point for QPR nevertheless as it brings them to within 2 points of the sides immediately above them, Gillingham and West Han United Ladies with 3 and 4 matches respectfully in hand on both.

FAWPL Cup

Getting through the ties now with the 2nd Round of the competition heavily affected by the weather in December seeing alot of postponement, the FA Women’s Cup taking precedence last Sunday. Two ties involving sides in the Southern Division and for the 2nd weekend running Charlton Athletic Women were taken into extra-time by their hosts before eventually winning through. Away to one of the sides looking to challenge them for the Southern Division title Charlton were in Essex to play C&K Basildon Ladies. It was Basildon who held the lead at the half-time interval, Angela Addison scoring her 15th goal of the season. It was Charlton’s own top scorer who got the visitors back on level terms 8 minutes into the 2nd half Charlotte Gurr on target with her 23rd of the season. No more goals in the 90 minutes the game went into extra-time and it was another of Charlton’s top shots that scored the winning goal Kit Graham making it 2-1 with her 20th goal of the season.

In the the other all Southern Division tie, Lewes FC Women were at home to Portsmouth FC Ladies in the 2nd Round. Plenty of action in this one, the hosts taking the lead in the 20th minute Portsmouth, Eilidh Currie putting through her own net. Two quickfire goals on the half hour had Lewes storm into a 3-0 lead, captain, Katie McIntyre and then Sarah Kempson scoring. The visitors far from out of it saw Lewes clear twice of the line before the half-time whistle. Rachel Panting was on target for Portsmouth to pull it back to 3-1 on 57 minutes Lewes responding straight away to restore their 3 goal cushion Vicky Carleton with substitute, Georgia Bridges scoring in the last 10 minutes to seal a 5-1 win.

FAWPL Plate

As with the FAWPL Cup competition the Plate was affected too by the weather with 3 ties played this weekend involving sides from the Southern and South East Division One. West Ham United Ladies were on the road in the 2nd Round taking on South West Division One side Brislington Ladies. A brace from Rosie Kmita seeing the Southern Division side leading 2-0 at half-time. The higher league side going on to score more goals 2nd half Molly Peters making it 3-0 on the hour mark. Amber Stobbs and Kelly Wealthall also netting a goal a piece before Kmita wrapped up her hat-trick in the final minutes 6-0 the final score.

Keynsham Town Ladies are going well in South West Division One were away in the 2nd Round of the FAWPL Plate taking on Swindon Town Ladies bottom of the FAWPL Southern Division it was another defeat for Swindon heavy too with Keynsham Town racking up double figures, Kerry Bartlett previously a prolific goal scorer for Cardiff City Ladies scoring 5 of Keynsham Town’s goals in a 10-1 win. Emily Arrell scoring in the 1st half for Swindon.

It was an all Division One clash in the other 2nd Round tie played in the FAWPL Plate at the weekend with South East side Luton Town Ladies hosting their South West counterparts, Southampton Saints Girls & Ladies both at the time 4th in their respective leagues. Natasha Fensome scoring for Luton Town, Jess McKay also scoring to see the hosts hold a 2-0 lead at half-time. Luton extending their lead in the 2nd half with McKay netting her 2nd before Southampton pulled it back to 3-1 with Krystal Whyte scoring the goal Luton going on to win and reach the quarter finals.

FAWPL South East Division One

 4 matches played in the FAWPL South East Division one this Sunday. It was 2nd v 3rd with Leyton Orient WFC away to Milton Keynes Dons Ladies. 4 points between the sides going into the game. It was the hosts who took an early lead in the game with Charly Clarke putting Milton Keynes in front in the 13th minute. Into the last 5 minutes of the 1st half and Leyton Orient pulled it back to 1-1 with Vanessa Wilson getting the goal. Time for Milton Keynes to retake the lead in the 1st half with a minute remaining Louise Naylor on hand to put the ball into the back of the net. 2-1 the half-time score Milton Keynes successfully defending the advantage to claim all 3 points closing the gap on Leyton Orient.

 Ipswich Town Ladies move back into 4th place in the South East Division One table following a big win at home against bottom side Haringey Borough Women on Sunday. Leading 5-0 at half-time the hosts went on to win the game 9-0 to put themselves within reach of the sides above the once again. Sophie Welton (pictured) top scoring in the match with 4 goals. Captain Amanda Crump getting 2 goal in the match too with a goal each for Natasha Thomas, Cassie Craddock and Miagh Downey.

A good result at home for Cambridge United WFC as they put pressure on the sides above them in the top half of the table in 6th were hosting Stevenage Ladies at Mildenhall Town FC on Sunday. Amber Cantwell’s goal the difference between the 2 sides at half-time giving Cambridge the lead. A good contest Stevenage with an opportunity to level from the penalty spot in the 2nd half with Amy Makewell brought down. Chloe Gunn stepping up to score to make it 1-1. Cambridge responding promptly however got up the other end of the pitch and Amy Howlett scored to put the back into the lead and go on to win the game 2-1. 

Norwich City Ladies 2nd bottom in the South East Division One table know they need points on the board if they are to have any hopes of pulling another side down into a scrap at the bottom of the table, were away on Sunday, Denham United Ladies immediately above them in 10th the gap 9 points. Annie Hewitt with the only goal of the 1st half seeing Denham leading 1-0. Into the 2nd half and Denham were awarded a penalty Alissa own stepping up to take and score. Down going on to score a brace to give the home side a 3-0 lead. A great strike from Natasha Snelling 3 minutes from time for Norwich seeing the game end 3-1. Denham moving above Stevenage into 9th, Norwich 10 points adrift of the sides above them but they have been down and out before and turned it around. 

The Round-Up – FAWPL 07/01/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 7th January

A New Year has begun and there’s plenty of exciting action to bring you over the coming months right across the East. A weather affected end to 2017 saw alot of postponements thankfully 2018 started better weather wise with only a handful of games being called off. Let’s begin proceedings with the weekends action from the FAWPL and 3rd Round Proper of the FA Women’s Cup.

FA Women’s Cup

There were 6 ties in the 3rd Round Proper of the FA Women’s Cup featuring sides from the  FAWPL Southern and South East Division One. It was a big tie at home for South East Division One side Ipswich Town Ladies who over came fellow league side Stevenage Ladies in the previous round hosting Southern Division leaders, Charlton Athletic Women the lower league side pushing Charlton all the way taking the game into extra-time before eventually bowing out. Goalless at half-time it was Ipswich who took an early lead in the 2nd half a strike form Cassie Craddock putting the Suffolk side 1-0 in the 47th minute. Charlton came back to level it at 1-1 with 20 minutes left to play Charlotte Gurr with the goal then just 4 minutes later the visitors were leading Kit Graham sending the ball into the back of the net. Ipswich responded positively coming back to level it at 2-2 just 2 minutes later Craddock with her 2nd of the match to take the tie into extra-time. 2 goals in the 1st period of extra-time saw Charlton in control of the tie Graham with her 2nd of the game followed with a goal a minute later from Samantha Pittuck, then late into the 2nd period of extra-time Charlton made the score 5-2 with Charlotte Lee on target to send the Southern Division side into the 4th Round.

Cardiff City Ladies from the FAWPL Southern Division were at home in the 3rd Round Proper of the FA Women’s Cup hosting lower league side Burnley Ladies. Cori Williams giving Cardiff the early lead netting in the 7th minute that the advantage at half-time Ella Powell scored to make it 2-0 to the Welsh side 7 minutes into the 2nd half. The tie was far from settled however as Burnley came back into the game pulling it back to 2-1 in the 63rd minute drawing level in the 81st minute. Cardiff responded and Williams was on hand to score her 2nd of the game with 5 minutes left to send Cardiff through to the 4th Round with a 3-2 victory.

Crystal Palace Ladies 2nd in the FAWPL Southern Division were hosting 5th placed Coventry United Ladies in the 3rd Round Proper. It was the visitors who took an early lead in the match with Helen Dermody scoring from the penalty spot in the 7th minute. The players returning to the dressing room on 40 minutes due to an injury to Coventry United’s Keeley Davies a lengthy delay followed before the players returned to the pitch Coventry leading 1-0 at the half-time whistle. Chances for both sides in the 2nd half Coventry failing to extend their lead Crystal Place found an equaliser Nikita Whinnett sending the ball in from close range. The game heading into extra-time neither side able to find a winner it went to penalties to decide who would progress in the FA Women’s Cup, Coventry United winning the shootout 3-2 to reach the 4th Round.

A long trip up the country into Lancashire from the South Coast for Portsmouth FC Ladies to take on FAWPL Northern Division side, Blackburn Rovers Ladies. A disappointing result for Portsmouth as they were knocked out of the competition soundly beaten 7-0 by their hosts.

Another FAWPL Southern Division side making the long trip up the country were Lewes FC Women travelling the day before were taking on Huddersfield Town Ladies whom they beat in the FAWPL Plate final last season. Both sides are enjoying good season’s in the league, in the 3rd Round Proper of the FA Women’s Cup it was a goalless 1st half. Into the 2nd half closing in on an hour played the deadlock was broken the visitors taking the lead Rebecca Carter scoring for Lewes, their lead lasted just 2 minutes before Huddersfield levelled thing’s back up Britanny Sanderson with the goal. The winning goal coming with 10 minutes left to play Lewes captain Katie McIntyre finding the back of the net to send Lewes into the 4th Round of the competition.

Chichester City Ladies from the FAWPL Southern Division were at home in the 3rd Round Proper of the FA Women’s Cup taking on Luton Town Ladies from the division below. The lower league side pushing Chichester all the way the hosts leaving it very late to get the win to take them through Alex Collinghan scoring in the 86th minute was quickly followed by a 2nd goal from Cherelle Khassel to put them into the 4th Round draw.

  The 4th Round Proper draw for the FA Women’s Cup was made on Monday and for the 1st time it will see the sides from both FAWSL 1 and 2 enter at this stage with 32 sides left the 12 sides from the FAWPL getting the opportunity to maybe test themselves against the top women’s sides in the country the draw is listed below.

Durham Women FC v Sheffield FC Ladies

Aston Villa Ladies v Middlesborough

Sunderland AFC Ladies v Derby County Ladies or Brighouse Town Ladies

Keynsham Town Ladies v Lewes FC Women

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies v Doncaster Rovers Belles

Liverpool Ladies v Watford Ladies

Cardiff City Ladies v Oxford United Women

The New Saints v Chichester City Ladies

Millwall Lionesses v Coventry United Ladies

Reading FC Women v Birmingham City Ladies

Plymouth Argyle Ladies v Leicester City Women

Brighton & Hove Albion WFC v Manchester City Women

Blackburn Rovers Ladies v Charlton Athletic Women

Yeovil Town Ladies v Arsenal Women

London Bees v Chelsea Ladies

Everton Ladies v Bristol City Ladies

   The 4th Round ties are scheduled to be played Sunday 4th February with the winners receiving £2000.

FAWPL Plate 

 The FAWPL Cup and Plate competitions were heavily affected by the weather in December with a number of ties yet to be played with the FA Women’s Cup taking priority this Sunday several remain outstanding. One tie was settled in the Plate competition this weekend with Norwich City Ladies hosting Milton Keynes Dons Ladies. Norwich City with some news to searching for a new 1st team manager, Grant Palmer joining the club after an extremely successful time with Essex side Harlow Town Ladies. Also coming in to join the coaching staff is Carla Dickinson.

  On the pitch however Norwich couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start as they found themselves 2-0 inside 5 minutes. Heather McDonnell and Sasha Newsome scoring for Milton Keynes. Pulled a goal back late in the 1st half with Chelsea Garrett scoring. 2-1 at half-time Norwich got it back to 2-2 early in the 2nd half with Jodie Drake on target. Milton Keynes finished the stronger going on to the 2nd Round tie 4-2 to reach the next round of the FAWPL Plate, Amelia Hazard and Charly Wright getting the goals.

FAWPL Southern Division

Two games played in the FAWPL Southern Division this Sunday featuring the 4 sides at the bottom of the table. A frustrating afternoon at home for West Ham United Ladies as they were held to a 0-0 draw against Gillingham FC Ladies.

  Queens Park Rangers Ladies travelled to play bottom side Swindon Town Ladies on Sunday Two goals in the 1st half from new signing Helen Ogle her first for the club saw the visitors leading 2-0 at half-time. Ogle going on to complete her hat-trick early in the second half. Kasha Petit also scoring just past the hour to see QPR leading 4-0. Mia Mugford pulling a goal back for Swindon Town in injury are still looking for their 1st league point as QPR winning 4-1 win their 2nd league game of the season moving onto 7 points 3 points behind the sides in 8th, 9th and 10th an have plenty of games in hand on all.

FAWPL South East Division One

AFC Wimbledon Ladies enjoyed a great 1st half of the season leading the FAWPL South East Division One table with a 5 point lead. Started the year at home to Cambridge United WFC. Katie Stanley giving the hosts an early lead netting in the 2nd minute. That was how the score remained for the next 83 minutes AFC Wimbledon only securing the 3 points with 5 minutes left to play in the 2nd half Jenny Banfield making it 2-0.

Leyton Orient WFC are enjoying a great debut year in the FAWPL too going into 2018 in 2nd place in South East Division One. Pulling 3 points away from 3rd placed Milton Keynes Dons at the weekend with a home win over Denham United Ladies . Top scorer Sophie Le Marchand giving Leyton Orient the lead in the 12th minute. Rebecca Hirst with her 1st goal for the club making it 2-0 on 21 minutes. Sophie Cheadle pulled it back to 2-1 for Denham United with 7 minutes left to play in the 1st half. No more goals added 2nd half the 2-1 sealing the 3 points for Leyton Orient WFC

  Enfield Town Ladies came back form being a goal down at home to Actonians Ladies on Sunday to secure a point in South East Division One. Catherine Murphy scoring for Actonians to see them lead 1-0 at half-time conceded an own goal 20 minutes into the 2nd half to see the sides share the points.

The Round-Up – FAWPL 29/10/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 29th October

FAWPL Southern Division

Hope for the chasing pack in the FAWPL Southern Division as runaway leaders Charlton Athletic Women victorious in their opening 8 league games have now suffered two successive defeats the latest this weekend away to 3rd placed C&K Basildon Ladies. The hosts taking an early lead in the game with Angela Addison scoring inside the opening 10 minutes, April Bowers making it 2-0 to C&K Basildon before half-time. Charlton threatened an immediate comeback with Charlotte Gurr pulling it back to 2-1 a minute into the 2nd half however C&K Basildon defended well to hold on to their lead 2nd half and take all 3 points moving them onto 19 points 5 behind Charlton at the top with a game in hand.

A great result too for 2nd placed Lewes FC Women as they got back to winning ways in the league picking up the 3 points at home on Sunday with a convincing win over bottom side Swindon Town Ladies, scoring 7 goals without reply with 7 different names on the scoresheet. Rebecca Carter getting things started in the 23rd minute. Charlotte Owen doubling Lewes’ lead in the 38th minute her goal quickly followed by a 3rd from Avilla Bergin to put the hosts 3-0 up at the break. Rachel Palmer made it 4-0 in the 58th minute. Darcey James striking 10 minutes later to bring up the 5th goal. Sarah Kempson on target with 5 minutes left and a stoppage time goal for Danielle Lane completed the 7-0 scoreline. Lewes closing the gap to leaders Charlton to 4 points.

Coventry United Ladies are moving in the right direction up the FAWPL Southern Division table up to 4th now as they extend their unbeaten run in league and cup to 6 matches. Away to Portsmouth FC Ladies this Sunday who had beaten them 2-1 in the reverse fixture early in the season. The 2 sides playing out a goalless 1st half, Jade Formaston with a great strike early in the 2nd half giving the visitors the lead. Amber Hughes making it 2-0 with 20 minutes left. Coventry move onto 16 points have games in hand on all the sides above them.

FAWPL Cup

Two games from the 1st Round of the FAWPL Cup played this weekend, Leyton Orient WFC from FAWPL South East Division One making the long trip to Wales to play higher league opponents Cardiff City Ladies. Doing well in the league Leyton Orient held the hosts to a goalless 1st half. The hosts getting the better of the 2nd half taking the lead Cori Williams hitting a brace with Ella Powell also getting a goal. Leyre Bastyr with a late goal for Leyton Orient as they exited the competition Cardiff winning 3-1.

3-1 was also the winning score for home side Plymouth Argyle Ladies from South West Division One, taking on Southern Division side, Chichester City Ladies. A 100% winning record in the league Plymouth took that form into the Cup. Striker Natasha Knapman scoring a goal either side of half-time, Tori Marks with a goal on the hour for Plymouth. Jade Widdows netting the goal for Chichester City as they exit the competition.

The draw for the 2nd Round of the FAWPL Cup was made earlier today ties scheduled to be played Sun 10th December:-

Cardiff City Ladies v Plymouth Argyle Ladies

Cambridge United WFC v Coventry United Ladies

Lewes FC  Women v Portsmouth FC Ladies

Liverpool Marshalls Feds v Blackburn Rovers Ladies

Nottingham Forest Ladies v Guiseley Vixens Women

Leicester City Women v Loughborough Foxes Women

Brighouse Town Ladies v Derby County Ladies

C&K Basildon Ladies v Charlton Athletic Women

FAWPL Plate

One tie from the 1st Round of the FAWPL Plate played this weekend two an all Southern Division clash with West Ham United Ladies hosting Queens Park Rangers Ladies. Chloe Burr striking in the 17th minute to put  West Ham into the lead. Amber Stobbs making it 2-0 right on the stroke of half-time. Queens Park Rangers pulling it back to 2-1 3 minutes into the 2nd half through a Katie Knell goal it was West Ham who went onto score again Chenise Austin finding the back of the net in the 56th minute to see the hosts through to the 2nd Round of the competition with a 3-1 win.

Likewise the draw for the 2nd Round of the FAWPL Plate was made today these ties also due to be played Sunday 10th December :-

Norwich City Ladies v Milton Keynes Dons Ladies

Brislington Ladies v West Ham United Ladies

Swindon Town Ladies v Keynsham Town Ladies

Luton Town Ladies v Southampton Saints Girls

Fylde Ladies v Leeds United Ladies

Hull City Ladies v Newcastle United Women

Long Eaton United Ladies v Chorley Ladies

Birmingham & West Midlands Women v Crewe Alexandra Ladies

FAWPL South East Division One

5 games played in FAWPL South East Division One this Sunday. League leaders AFC Wimbledon Ladies leaving it very late away from home against Enfield Town Ladies to keep their winning run going extending to 8 matches. Katie Stanley the heroine scoring in the 86th minute to see the visitors take the 3 points home with them keep them 4 points clear at the top of the table.

   A brace from new signing Laura Mills sees Milton Keynes Dons Ladies consolidate 2nd spot in the FAWPL South East Division One table the 2 goals enough to claim all 3 points despite a goal from Joanne Rutherford for Luton Town Ladies.

   A good result at home for Stevenage Ladies at the weekend at home to 6th placed Actonians Ladies picking up their 3rd league win of the season thanks to goals from Leah Littlechild and substitute, Kristi Burling clinching a narrow 2-1 result. Alessandra Barreca netting for Actonians.

   Cambridge United WFC were at home on Sunday hosting Norwich City Ladies, had to comeback from a goal down to win the 3 points Chelsea Garrett scoring in the 7th minute for Norwich. The lead only lasted a couple of minutes however as Cambridge hit back immediately to level the scores Amy Howlett putting the ball home to make it 1-1. With 5 minutes left in the 1st half Cambridge took the lead, recent signing Lauren Cartwright scoring her 1st goal for the club. No more goals scored 2nd half Cambridge climb a place to 6th with the 2-1 win.

   Finally Denham United Ladies were hosting bottom side Haringey Borough Women at the weekend. Jenny Banfield scoring twice in the game for Denham their were goals too for Emma Bebbington, Annie Hewitt and Celine O’Halloran in a 5-0 win.

The Round-Up – FAWPL 22/10/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd October

FAWPL Cup

A limited programme of fixtures in the FAWPL this weekend with several sides involved in County Cup action. Two ties taking place in the 1st Round of the FAWPL Cup with another Chichester City Ladies away tie against Plymouth Argyle Ladies falling foul of the weather with Storm Brian arriving on the South West Coast. Both ties played saw FAWPL South East Division One sides at home to Southern Division opposition. 

  A good test at home for Ipswich Town Ladies in 4th place in South East Division One at home to C&K Basildon Ladies 4th in the Southern Division both sides enjoying a good start to the season. It was Ipswich Town who went on to cause a cup upset by knocking out their higher league opponents a single goal enough to win the game scored by Zoe Cossey chipping the goalkeeper from outside the box.

   Stevenage Ladies were hosting South Division side Coventry United Ladies in the 1st Round of the League Cup. Alison Hall putting Coventry into an 11th minute lead, Stevenage keeping the scoreline down to just a single goal at the break. Helen Dermody doubling Coventry’s advantage 10 minutes into the 2nd half. It was enough to see Coventry advance through to the next round.

FAWPL Plate

3 ties featuring sides from the FAWPL Southern and South East Division One in the 1st Round of the FAWPL Plate played this Sunday. Luton Town Ladies made the trip down to Kent to play Gillingham FC Ladies. It was the South East Division One side who were leading their higher league opponents at half-time a 12th minute goal from Nicola Henman putting Luton 1-0 up. Gillingham getting themselves back into the game awarded a penalty in the 70th minute was duly dispatched by Danielle Farmer to make it 1-1. That’s the way it finished after 90 minutes the tie heading into extra-time. Two quick goals from Henman and then Jess McKay put Luton Town 3-1 up in the extra period. Again Gillingham were to come back an own goal ad then a strike from new signing Kylie Manktelow making it 3-3. It was Luton who would have the final say with Henman scoring her 3rd of the match late in the 2nd period of extra-time to see Luton with 4-3 to progress in the competition.

An all South East Division One clash in the FAWPL Plate 1st Round saw Milton Keynes Dons Ladies at home to Denham United Ladies this Sunday. The two sides had shared the points in the points in the league last weekend with a 1-1 draw at Denham. Another close contest saw the sides go into the dressing rooms goalless at the half-time whistle. The game was heading into the last 15 minutes in the 2nd half before a goal was breached. Amelia Hazard the scorer putting Milton Keynes Dons ahead. A 2nd goal followed Kerry Newman on target to secure the win for the visitors and see Milton Keynes Dons progress.

  At last a much welcomed victory for Swindon Town Ladies at the weekend a plenty of goals too for the side bottom of the FAWPL Southern Division at home to South West Division One side Maidenhead United Ladies in the 1st Round of the League Plate. Swindon getting the 1st goal on 36 minutes Annie Martin finding the back of the net. Mia Mugford added a 2nd goal for Swindon a minute before half-time. Martin extending the lead to 3-0 just 4 minutes into the 2nd half with her 2nd of the game. Lucy Casey pulling a goal back on 57 minutes for Maidenhead. Swindon then went on to take full control of the tie with a devastating spell of 3 goals in 6 minutes. Mugford adding her 2nd of the game on 59 minutes to make it 4-1 quickly followed by goals for Emily Arrell and newly arrived substitute Natalie Jo Goodright to make it 6-1. Martin going on to complete her hat-trick on injury time to see Swindon advance in the competition with a 7-1 win, great for the confidence they will be hoping to take this on into the league.

FAWPL South East Division One

Just the one league game played across the 2 divisions this Sunday in South East Division One, Cambridge United WFC 7th in the table were hosting league leaders AFC Wimbledon Ladies. A battling 1st half saw AFC Wimbledon take the lead late on Rebecca Sargent with her 8th goal of the season putting them in front. Was more of the same 2nd half both sides creating chances but Cambridge weren’t able to find an equalising goal to take anything from the game as AFC Wimbledon made it 7 straight league wins to open up a 4 point lead at the top of the table.

The Round-Up – FAWPL 15/10/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th October

FAWPL Southern Division

One game in the FAWPL Southern Division this Sunday and West Ham United Ladies were on a high coming off the back of a sensational win at The Valley in midweek ending leaders Charlton Athletic Women’s perfect start to the season 8 straight wins to start the season West Ham United winning 3-1 coming off the back of a 5-0 win against Swindon Town the previous Sunday. Taking on Coventry United Ladies this Sunday another side building some momentum in the league after a poor start by their standards. It was the visiting side who opening the scoring Alison Hall putting the ball into the back of the net in the 20th minute. West Ham responded to level the scores before half-time Andreya Ezekie-Meade making it 1-1 in the 36th minute. West Ham continued to create chances 2nd half, so to did Coventry finding the winning goal in the 70th minute of the match Hall with her 2nd of the game sealing the 3 points and moving Coventry into the top half of the table.

FAWPL South East Division One

 A real title contest shaping up in FAWPL South East Division One after the results in midweek AFC Wimbledon Ladies topped the table but their are just 2 points between them and 4th placed Milton Keynes Dons Ladies. Ipswich Town Ladies and Leyton Orient WFC in between. Leyton Orient WFC on a run of 5 straight league wins were once again playing at The Matchroom Stadium this Sunday hosting Actonians Ladies in 6th looking to make ground on the leading quartet. Both sides scoring plenty of goals this season so far it was no surprise they both found the goals again this time around a 7 goal thriller between the sides. Actonians Ladies beating Leyton Orient 5-1 in the reverse fixture at the start of the season. The scores tied at 1-1 at half-time it was an exciting contest 2nd half. Chloe McNee scoring for Leyton Orient in the 1st half two quickfire goals from Sophie Le Marchand on 67 and newly introduced Sarka Stryhalova on 70 saw the home side score 3. Actonians edged the result to do the double over Leyton Orient winning 4-3 thanks to goals from Claire Hollingsworth, Jessica Byrne and a brace for Alessandra Barreca.

   Milton Keynes Dons Ladies were away to Denham United Ladies in the league this Sunday in a rich vein of form winning their last 5 league games the latest 2-0 away to Cambridge United WFC in midweek. Denham United Ladies held the lead at half-time 1-0 up thanks to a goal from Alissa Down scoring from a free-kick in the 17th minute. Held onto the lead as the game approached the final quarter hour Milton Keynes Dons levelling the score Alice Hughes netting to make it 1-1 the points shared between the sides who meet again this Sunday in the League Plate. The point enough to lift Milton Keynes Dons up into 2nd.

FAWPL Cup

4 ties played this weekend in the FAWPL Cup 1st Round it was a top of the tables clash between Charlton Athletic Women of the Southern Division hosting South East Division One leaders AFC Wimbledon Ladies at Thamesmead. An exciting game between the sides with a dramatic finish. Rebecca Sargent getting Wimbledon off to a great start putting them 1-0 inside the opening 5 minutes. Charlotte Lee getting Charlton back on level terms on the half hour. 1-1 the scores at half-time Lee scored again in the 61st minute to put Charlton 2-1 up looked to be heading for the win deep into injury time 90+7 and Wimbledon levelled it at 2-2 Katie Stanley scoring, time left for another goal just when Wimbledon thought they’d forced extra-time Charlton went straight up the other end to score win the game 3-2 Charlotte Gurr getting the goal to send them through.

Crystal Palace Ladies and Lewes FC Women met for the 3rd time this season, currently 3rd and 2nd in the Southern Division table have beaten each other in their respective league games before this Sunday’s FAWPL Cup 1st Round tie both in good form it was Lewes FC Women who had the best of the 1st half goals from Amy Taylor on 14 minutes and Avilla Bergin on 32 giving them a 2-0 lead at the break. Crystal Palace pulling it back to 2-1 on 58 minutes Gemma Bryan with the goal Lewes defended well to win through to the next round.

 A South Coast derby in the FAWPL Cup 1st Round between Southampton Women at home to Portsmouth FC Ladies. The Southern Division side taking the lead in the 13th minute Gemma Hillier scoring, Shannon Albuery also finding the back of the net in the 24th minute to make it 2-0 at the break for the visitors. Laura Vokes got it back to 2-1 early in the 2nd half for Southampton before Natasha Stephens scored for Portsmouth to restore their 2 goal cushion and see them through to the next round of the competition.

The last of the FAWPL Cup 1st Round ties featuring sides from this region was an all South East Division One clash the A10 derby between Enfield Town Ladies and Cambridge United WFC. 2 goals in the 1st half won it for Cambridge United WFC. A rare goal for midfielder Laura Baker along with a goal from striker Kelley Blanchflower securing the victory.

FAWPL Plate

One 1st Round tie from the FAWPL Plate this weekend an all South East Division One clash between the bottom two in the league with Haringey Borough Women travelling up to Norfolk for the 2nd time this season to face Norwich City Ladies. In their league encounter Norwich ran out 7-0 winners to claim their only league win of the season. Were dominant once again Natasha Snelling opening the scoring on 13 minutes to give Norwich the lead. Charlotte Broad on the half hour making it 2-0. Aimee Durrant extending Norwich’s lead 10 minutes into the 2nd half adding another with 5 minutes left to play. Laura Thacker sealing a 5-0 victory with the final kick of the game deep into injury time to send Norwich into the 2nd Round. Haringey ending the game with 10, Naomi Graham sent off.

The Round-Up – FAWPL 23/04/17

The Round-Up

FAWPL – Sunday 23rd April

FAWPL Plate Final

This weekend saw the Final for the FAWPL Plate being contested at Brackley Town FC. Lewes Ladies from the Southern Division taking on Huddersfield Town Ladies from the Northern Division. It was Lewes who opened the scoring Georgia Bridges putting the ball home in the 6th minute. Held onto to that single goal lead going into half-time. Danielle Lane doubled the lead for Lewes in the 59th minute, the Southern Division side taking full control of the final as the game closed on 80 minutes Bridges heading in her 2nd of the game was brought down for a free-kick in the 83rd minute. Rachel Palmer on the set-piece 25 yards out sending the ball in towards goal to make it 4-0. Lewes Ladies winning the 2016/17 FAWPL League Plate. Congratulations to Lewes Ladies on their victory. You can read the match report upon their website by clicking on the link below.

Huddersfield Town Ladies 0-4 Lewes Ladies

FAWPL Southern Division

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies made dreams come true as they celebrated winning the FAWPL Southern Division title in midweek at White Hart Lane, beating West Ham Ladies 4-0 on the night in front of a huge crowd of 2140. A magnificent achievement, 17 games unbeaten in the league with just the one draw 16 wins.

Were at home this Sunday facing 2nd placed Charlton Athletic Women twice in 48 hours the pair meeting in the Capital Women’s Cup Final this Tuesday evening. Charlton Athletic gave the new Champions a guard of honour as they walked out onto the pitch. Tottenham had the lead in the 22nd minute Charlton putting through their own net. Gemma Shephard pulled the scores back to 1-1 4 minutes before half-time. Kit Graham coming off the bench 2nd half put Charlton into the lead 10 minutes into the 2nd half. Avilla Bergin also introduced as a 2nd half substitute make it 3-1 to Charlton with less than 20 minutes to play. Anoria Georgiou pulled it back to 3-2 for Tottenham to set up a frantic final 10 minutes Charlton however held on for the win Tottenham suffering defeat in the league for the 1st time this season.

  A thumping scoreline at home for Cardiff City Ladies up against bottom side Queens Park Rangers Ladies. The Welsh side 3rd in the table had 4 different players net a brace in the match, Emily Allen, Hope Souminen, Cori Williams and Laura Williams all getting 2 each, there were goals to for Kerry Bartlett, Chloe Chivers and Chloe Lloyd and own goal too in a 12-1 victory, Cardiff putting the ball into their own net to gift their opponents a consolation goal.

Queens Park Rangers Ladies remain 3 points behind Swindon Town Ladies with a game in hand as they played host to Essex side C&K Basildon Ladies on Sunday. The visitors getting back to winning ways after 2 straight defeats, Therese Addison, captain Zoe Rushen and Angela Addison all scoring in a 3-0 win.

FAWPL South East Division One

Gillingham FC Ladies are now just one win away from clinching the FAWPL South East Division One title and return to the Southern Division after a 2 season absence. A tough home match against 5th placed Actonians Ladies. Gillingham taking control of the games scoring 3 late goals in the 1st half, Felicity Gibbons scoring twice in the 38th minute and deep into stoppage time. Charlotte Gurr adding a goal in between. 3-0 the advantage at the break Gillingham weathered a little bit of pressure from their opponents at the start of the 2nd half going on to extend their lead captain Jade Keogh scoring in the 61st minute. A couple of quickfire goals for Gurr and Gibbons getting her hat-trick coming 2 minutes later. Gibbons going on to score a 4th goal make it 7-0 for Gillingham before Actonians scored a late consolation Alessandra Barreca on target. Play their final home game of the season against Norwich City Ladies this Sunday could be celebrating becoming Champions 19 played and still unbeaten.

They weren’t the only side in FAWPL South East Division One to hit 7 goals at home on Sunday, so did 2nd placed Cambridge United WFC as they look to secure the runners-up position. Taking on Denham United Ladies a single goal separated the sides at half-time Laura Mills scoring for Cambridge in the 38th minute. Different story 2nd half as Cambridge, scored within 2 minutes of the restart, Ashleigh Deacon on hand to put the ball in the ball of the net. After that young attacker Evie Gallop took over netting a 16 minute hat-trick, Becky Taylor added a 6th goal for Cambridge in the 77th minute before Gallop scored her 4th of the game in the last 10 minutes to wrap up the 3 points with a 7-0 win.

Luton Town Ladies were coming into Sunday’s league game off the back of a midweek Cup Final win to retain the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup, beat Offley & Stopsley Women 3-0. Playing Ipswich Town Ladies, Dionne Manning put Luton in front in the 22nd minute. Ipswich levelled the scores 10 minutes later Laura Guyon with the goal. Erica Byron restoring Luton’s lead almost immediately 2-1 the advantage at the break. Jess McKay made it 3-1 to Luton in the 2nd half soon after Luton were awarded a penalty which was dispatched by Jo Rutherford. Jodie Southby scoring too in a 5-1 win.

Milton Keynes Dons Ladies move back above AFC Wimbledon Ladies into 3rd position winning away from home on Sunday taking on Norwich City Ladies, goals from captain Charley Clarke and Heather McDonnell seeing the visitors take home the 3 points with a 2-0 victory.