Women’s Football East is pleased to announce that it is to sponsor Cambridge United WFC duo Emma Jenkins and Paige Logie for the upcoming 2016/17 season.
It extends player sponsorship with the FAWPL South East Division One side into a 4th season since becoming involved with the club with Women’s Football East, coming after its sister site the Supporting Women’s Football Blog before. As founder of both and a keen supporter of the women’s game I have sponsored women’s football players for 5 seasons now and am pleased to continue to offer support in this way. Believe it is a positive and rewarding thing to do to show support and help a club and its individual players.
This season Women’s Football East will be sponsoring two players from Cambridge United WFC, Emma Jenkins and Paige Logie.
Sponsored Emma Jenkins last season too and am pleased to be able to do so again. An attack minded full-back with plenty of pace, likes to get forwards be involved when Cambridge attack. Marks well tracking back and doesn’t make it easy for anyone to get past her.
Striker Paige Logie joined Cambridge United WFC last season scoring 7 goals in 11 appearances which went along way to helping the club to achieve a record points haul and finish in the league. Strong on and off the ball often the foil through the middle of the attack.
Cambridge United WFC are looking to build on last seasons superb finish and get up amongst the promotion chasers and both players will be influential in helping them achieve that goal. Best of luck to Emma and Paige for the upcoming season.
Time for the Tuesday Round-Up the 2nd Edition after last weeks opener a round up of all the women’s football in the East of England and once again there was plenty of it across the FAWPL, ERWFL, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Beds & Herts (Suffolk had the weekend off). Action from 2nd Round Qualifying of the FA Women’s Cup too, so lots to bring you.
FA Women’s Cup
Starting with the FA Women’s Cup the focus on the sides competing from the East of England in 2nd Round Qualifying 16 teams in all across 11 ties all vying for a place in 3rd Round Qualifying where the sides from FAWPL Division One enter the competition. One of the 2nd Round Qualifying ties was the featured match on the Supporting Women’s Football blog as I travelled over to Northamptonshire to watch Norfolk Division One side Wymondham Town Ladies take on Moulton Ladies newly promoted to the regional set up. Always an intriguing prospect when two sides from different counties meet as the level of play can vary greatly. On the day despite creating a few half chances Moulton Ladies found Wymondham Town too strong on the day as the visitors scored 2 quick fire goals on the half hour mark to take control of the tie through captain Rachel Cossey and Amber Cantwell. Laura Wiseman added a 3rd goal early in the 2nd half which Wymondham Town dominated to go on to win 0-3 click on the link below to take you to the full match report
Was also another highly convincing win for the only other Norfolk side in the competition at this stage ERWFL Premier Division side Acle United Ladies running out 11-1 winners at home to Cambridgeshire Premiership side Newmarket Town Ladies with player coach Joanne Hooper scoring 4 along with Kelly Gray and Rose Glendinning who both scored hat-tricks, Luka Goodfield with the other goal. Riverside Ladies newly promoted to the East Midlands Regional set up were at home to Daventry Town Ladies won the game 4-2. It was a trip to Northamtonshire too for Beds & Herts Division One side Sandy Ladies taking on Kettering Town Ladies they were beaten 5-0 to exit the competition.
Staying in Northamptonshire it took extra time for ERWFL Premier Division side Gt Shelford Ladies to see off a spirited Northampton Town Ladies side who were leading 1-0 going into the closing minutes of normal time before Gt Shelford pulled the scores level to force extra time before then going on to score the winner in the extra period the goals from Rachael Pearce and Natalie Shenton. An all Essex tie saw ERWFL Premier Division one side Colchester Town Ladies beat new entrants to the competition Silver End Ladies now promoted to the league below 5-0 with braces for both Georgia Box and Chelsea Forde with Alexandra Brewis-Shephard also getting on the scoresheet.
Sawbridgeworth Town WFC beat AFC Sudbury by 1 goal to nil to seal their place in the next round Katherine Foy with the goal in the 1st half. Bury Town Ladies were beaten 1-5 at home to Gt Wakering Rovers Ladies the goal scorers for the ERWFL Premier Division side, Georgia Holdaway x2, Rebecca Dalgarno, Natalie Woodhouse and Helen Clifford. Stevenage Ladies are out of the competition after being beaten 2-0 away to Leyton Orient WFC. Same for Colney Heath Ladies as they went down 4-2 away to Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies. In the last tie featuring 2 sides from the East Royston Town Ladies were beaten 2-0 at home to Haringey Borough Women.
The draw for 3rd Round Qualifying has been made and all fixtures featuring clubs in the East are listed on the Cup Competitions page just click on the appropriate link.
FAWPL Southern Division
A little while yet before the sides from the FAWPL Southern Division enter the FA Women’s Cup. Right now the focus is on the league and early leaders Brighton & Hove Albion WFC are very focused indeed racking up their 5th win out of 6 played to remain unbeaten. Their defence was breached for the 1st time this season however as visitors C&K Basildon Ladies opened the scoring in the 8th minute Zoe Rushen with the goal. It was in the end to be a consolation as the home side went on to win the match 6-1 with six individual scorers, Charlotte Gurr, Kate Natkiel, Kirsty Barton, Jay Blackie, Deanna Cooper and Amy Taylor. Moving into 2nd place are Charlton Athletic Women still unbeaten themselves have won the last 4 in a row this one impressive as they travelled to Portsmouth Ladies and came home with the 3pts after a 4-1 win Gemma Shepherd and Kit Graham scoring in the 1st half, Jenny Newman and Samantha Pittock wth a goal a piece 2nd half, Lucy Quinn scoring an injury time consolation for Portsmouth who drop to 4th losing their unbeaten start.
Moving level on points with Portsmouth into 5th place in the table are Tottenham Hotspur Ladies after a comfortable 5-0 win away to Forest Green Rovers Ladies the goals in the 2nd half coming from Avilla Bergin & Kate O’Leary both with 2 the 5th from Leah Rawle. Coventry United Ladies also won 5-0 at home to Lewes Ladies to climb into 6th place with games in hand early on, Marie Gauntlett and Annebel Johnson giving them a 2 goal lead within the 1st 10 minutes before scoring 3 more times after half time through Jade Brook and a brace from Helen Dermody. A side still desperately in search of a win Queens park Rangers Ladies remain rooted to the bottom of the table losing for the 6th time in a row at home to Plymouth Argyle Ladies as they went down 2-1 the victory the 1st for Plymouth this season after 5 attempts a close fough match with Plymouth scoring on 15 minutes through Mollie Taylor, the visitors were reduced to 10 after Natalie Volpini was sent off 10 minutes later, QPR fought back to make it 1-1 on 70 minutes with Joanne Wilson netting the goal only to suffer defeat in injury time as Taylor netted the winning goal to seal the points.
FAWPL South East Division One
Crystal Palace Ladies continue to be an unstoppable force at the start of the season making it 6 wins out of 6 as they beat Enfield Town Ladies 1-0 on Sunday to maintain their 100% record Abigail Igbovboa with the goal. Was a battle of 2nd versus 3rd as Luton Town Ladies travelled to Newport Pagnell to play Milton Keynes Dons Ladies the match finishing 1-1 sees Luton remain unbeaten, new signing Natasha Fensome with their goal, Sophie Watson netting for Milton Keynes. That draw saw Gillingham FC Ladies capitalise and move into 3rd place in the table after a 3-0 away win at Old Actonians Ladies, the goalscorers Shannon Redhouse, Rachel Ahern and Kallie Balfour.
Norwich City Ladies finally added to their opening day victory to climb into the top half of the table after 3 straight defeats the opponents the same a the opening day away Cambridge United Ladies the scoreline the same too 3-1. Ebony Wiseman scoring in the opening minutes before Anna Larkins doubled the lead on 20 minutes, a few knocks in the match Norwich City goalkeeper Fiona Coombes taking blow had to come off after 35. Wiseman added a 3rd in the 2nd half, Laura Mills netted for Cambridge who drop to bottom still in search of their 1st league win of the season. In the other 2 matches Ipswich Town Ladies v Denham United Ladies and Lowestoft Town Ladies v Bedford Ladies both finished 0-0.
With most of the ERWFL Premier Divison sides in FA Women’s Cup action this Sunday early leaders Billericay Town Ladies had the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table and made the most of it scoring 5 without reply against AFC Dunstable Ladies braces from Lucy Wyatt and Paris Smith, Marie Baker also netting. Brentwood Town Ladies were awarded a home win over Leverstock Green Ladies.
In Division One East, Writtle Ladies made it 3 wins out of 3 to stay clear at the top travelling to West Billericay Ladies coming out the better of a high scoring match winning 3-5 Abigail Fry x2, Amy Simmons, Courtney Clark and Charlotte walker on as a sub scoring. Emma Mackie and a Katy Judd brace for West Billericay. Ipswich Wanderers Ladies are 2nd on 6 points Kirstie Turner scoring twice as they beat Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies 2-1 Danielles Styles with the visitors goal.
In Division One West their are new leaders with Stevenage Ladies Reserves beating Offley & Stopsley Ladies 5-3 the goals from Alexandria Moir x2, Chloe Rouse, Sarah Payne and Bernice Corney. In the other match in the league it was a 1-0 for Hoddesdon Owls over Hutton Ladies Daniela Martucci with the 57th minute winner.
In Norfolk Women’s Division One Thorpe United Ladies and Aylsham FC Ladies are setting the early pace both with 3 wins out of 3 at the start of the season. Thorpe travelled to newly promoted Lynn Ladies on Sunday can away with a 3-0 win all 3 goals scored by new signing Sharnie Boast. Aylsham FC Ladies were involved in another high scoring match 8 goals shared again opponents can score against them but they can’t keep their attackers out as they beat Fakenham Town Ladies 6-2 away from home. Leanne Woodward and Abbie Charlton with 2 each Emma Gillespie and Alicia Lacey also scoring. Fakenham’s goalscorers Nina Batchelor and Becky Hills. A local derby between Long Stratton Ladies and Mulbarton Belles ended 3-1 with Charlotte Head scoring twice Holly Burley adding the 3rd.
In Division Two Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies maintain their excellent 100% winning start with a 3rd win this one their biggest to date 10-0 at home to Bungay Town Ladies Reserves. Keeping pace if not as many goals are North Walsham Angles Ladies who too have a 100% win record at the start of the season this Sunday 2-1 away winners over Sprowston Ladies. Red Rose Ladies got back on the winning trail to stay in 3rd place travelling to Stalham Town Ladies and keeping a clean sheet coming away 3-0 winners their goals from Lauren Hems, Sophie Tipper and Vicky Lubbock.
In Division Three, Gorleston FC Ladies are in frightening form 2 wins out of 2, 25! Goals scored 13-0 last weekend were making their home debut this against Toftwood Ladies scored 12 times without reply. Aren’t without competition on the goal scoring front have Harleston Town Ladies keeping pace in 2nd win 2 wins out of 2 9-0 last weekend it was 13-0 this Lacey Andrews with 7 of the goals as they beat Sprowston Ladies Reaerves at home. A solid start to the season for Freethorpe Ladies too unbeaten after 3 sucessive draws this Sunday a 1-1 at home to new side Cromer Town Ladies.
A battle of the top 2 in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership ended 0-0 between rivals Cambridge City Ladies and Cambridge United WFC Reserves after 3 matches played both are still unbeaten on 5 points a piece. In the only other match in the league Fulbourn Bluebirds got their league season under way at home to ICA Sports Ladies the points were shared the match ending 1-1, Sharon Pinner for Fulbourn, Natasha Applegate scoring for ICA Sports.
In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Ch’ship North Swineshead Institute Ladies were making their debut the new side leaping to the top of the pile crashing 15 goals past Tydd St Marys Ladies. Not sure a good debut in the league for fellow new side Hungate Rovers Ladies as they lost 1-8 to Bourne Ladies who move into 3rd spot behind Stamford Ladies. A 7 goal thriller between Wisbech Town Ladies and March Town United Ladies saw the visitors nick it 3-4 to get their 1st win of the season.
In the Ch’ship South Park Ladies couldn’t build on their opening day win despite scoring 3 goals away to Milton Ladies they conceded double to lose 6-3 Kirsty Lemon-Sparks netting 4 goals with 2 for Daniella Briggs. Amy Newell with 2 and Erin Powell with the goals for Park Ladies. 6 goals were scored by Isleham United Ladies to at home to Cambridge Rangers, Danielle Youngs and Laura McAllister with 2 a piece, Laura Todd and Shona Kelly with a goal each the final score 6-1.
In the Essex Women’s Premier Division Runwell Hospital Ladies made it 2 wins out of 2 to stay on top of the table with a convincing 6-0 at home against Walden Ladies. Keeping up the pace are Chelmsford City Ladies who also have 2 out 2 victories 3-1 winners over Collier Row Tigers on Sunday. Also with an unbeaten opening are Hutton Ladies Reserves following up an opening day draw with a 4-3 home win over Lawford Ladies. In the other match it was a battle between Eastern Avenue and Hullbridge Sports Ladies 1st and 2nd in the Division One table last season Eastern Avenue won this Sundays clash 2-1.
Onto Division One, Harlow Ladies scored 8 goals for the 2nd successive game to start the season in impressive style 8-0 away to Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies Reserves. Making it 2 wins out of 2 at the start of the season are 2nd place Wickford Town Ladies, Rosie Claxton scoring a hat-trick as they beat Hullbridge Sports Ladies 4-0 at home. 3rd place also with 2 wins to start their season are debutants Alresford Colne Rangers another high scoring match scored 6 for the 2nd match running this time at home to Leigh Athletic who hit 3 in reply. Chigwell Ladies were making their debut in the league having seen their opening match postponed last weekend scored 5 times but it wasn’t enough as visitors Chelmsford City Ladie Reserves scored 6 times in reply to take the 3 points. In the other match Southend Town Ladies got their 1st to move up to 4th in the table 2-0 at home to Valley Green.
Beds & Herts
The 2nd weekend of action in the Beds & Herts Women’s Leagues. Early days in Division One Harvesters FC Ladies and Hertford Town Ladies were both in action giving them a chance to build on their opening day victories both took full advantage. Harvesters away to Flitwick Ladies followed up their 10-0 win last Sunday with an 8-0 win this Katherine Hutton netting 4 times in the 1st half Hannah Kelly with a goal too to make it 5-0 at half time Ellie Lovelock added a brace with Shavani Bedi scoring the 8th goal. Hertford Town Ladies were 6-0 away winners at Toddington Rovers Ladies, Laveena Betts, Kerry Oldham (both x2) Lisa Kline and Becky Shaepherd with the goals.
In Division Two Hitchin Town Ladies and Houghton Athletic Ladies both make it 2 wins out of 2. Hitchin Town Ladies away to AFC Kempston Rovers Ladies winning 2-3 with 2nd half goals from Chanel Sheriff-Geary, Ellie Fursland and Nadia Child. Houghton Athletic were away to new side Royston Town Ladies Reserves won the match 4-1 Ciara Craig hitting 2 goals team mates Errin Davie and Shakeela Hussain with the other goals. In the other match in the division Sharnbrook WFC moved into 3rd spot beating Woburn Lionesses at home 8-2, Emma Butler hitting a hat-trick, with Emily Clark x2, Victoria Corp, Helen Spalding, Chantelle Harris and Claire Smith also in on the goal scoring action.
3 sides made it 2 wins out of 2 in Division Three with Hitchin Belles top of the table beating Welwyn Garden City Ladies on the road, Shannon Page with a hat-trick, Charis Wakefield and Emily Field on the score sheet too. Marie Dennehy with the goal for Welwyn Garden City. Crawley Green Ladies hit new side Hatfield Town Ladies for 8 on their debut in the league winning 8-0. In 3rd place Icknield Ladies also scored 8 away from home in a high scoring match against Kings Langley Ladies who found the net 4 times themselves through Rachael Lee x2, Sophie Jackson and Phoebe Henderson-Barnes, not enough with Icknield scoring 8 Cyeanna Eaton and Zoe Molloy both helping themselves to hat-tricks, Jodie Molloy and Gemma Kenealy with a goal each. Hannah Manton hit a 1st half hat-trick for Bedwell Rangers as they beat Shefford Town & Campton Ladies 6-0. Ailish Beadle scoring to make it 4-0 at half-time before Leah Tomlin waded in with a brace to make the final score 6-0.
All results and updated league tables can be found throughout the site just use the menu at the top of the page to find what you’re looking for.
A new feature to the Women’s Football East website, a weekly round-up of the results across the region to bring you in one bulletin all the action from the 17 leagues represented. The Tuesday Round-Up will I hope become a regular feature upon the website as I look to improve coverage.
Why Tuesday? The main reason is simply that it is the day which is easiest for me to round-up everything, a few stray results and other bits of info I’m wanting to track down. Gives me a chance to update results and league tables before hand too.
The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition One
This Sunday saw all of the leagues across the east in action as Essex and Beds & Herts got their county leagues under-way. 68 matches originally listed at the start of the weekend for this Sunday a few fell by the wayside as some last minute postponements occurred, still lots of action to bring you so let’s crack on.
FAWPL Southern Division
Brighton & Hove Albion WFC remain top of the league unbeaten after 5 matches racking up a 4-0 victory over 3rd from bottom Plymouth Argyle Ladies with a hat-trick from Charlotte Gurr after Deanna Cooper had opened the scoring early on. Having moved into 2nd in the table in midweek Cardiff City Ladies were on the road this Sunday as they travelled to bottom side Queens Park Rangers Ladies the welsh side winning 2-0 with 2nd half strikes from Michelle Green and Kelly Aldridge. Five straight defeats in the league for Queens Park Rangers.
Portsmouth Ladies keep pace in 3rd maintaining a 100% unbeaten record with a 4th straight league win away to Lewes Ladies goals even side of the break from Leeta Rutherford and Charley Wilson to secure a 2-0 win. Charlton Athletic Women are the other unbeaten side in the division picking form after a sluggish start winning 4-1 at home to newly promoted side C&K Basildon Ladies. The visitors had taken the lead before Gemma Shepherd pulled the scored level at half-time after Hannah Porter had given C&K Basildon the lead. Nikita Whinnett scored early in the 2nd half before Shepherd went on to complete her hat-trick. In the other match in the division Tottenham Hotspur Ladies beat the other newly promoted side Forest Green Rovers Ladies 2-1 with 1st half goals from Wendy Martin and Sophie McLean, Paige Stewart scored in the 2nd half but it wasn’t enough as Tottenham secured the 3 points that lifts them into 4th in the table.
FAWPL South East Division One
Crystal Palace Ladies have started their 2nd season in the FAWPL South East Division One very strongly making it 5 wins out of 5 with an emphatic win away to Bedford Ladies scoring 7 without reply, Rochelle Shakes getting a brace with Leanne Bell, Alma Donohoe, Freya Holdaway, Nicha Pyelt and substitute Gemma Bryan all getting their name on the scoresheet. The result sees Bedford drop to the foot of the table. Hot on Crystal Palace Ladies heels are Luton Town Ladies continuing their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 win at home to Lowestoft Ladies new to the league this season, Michelle Byrne and Rachel Carter the scorers.
Cambridge United WFC climb off the bottom of the table after picking up their 3rd successive draw in the league 0-0 at home to Denham United Ladies. Ipswich Town Ladies lost 0-3 at home to Milton Keynes Dons Ladies who remain in 3rd place in the table. Enfield Town Ladies were at home to another promoted side Old Actonians Ladies the points were shared the final score 1-1. Gillingham FC Ladies stay in 4th spot winning 4-1 at home to Norwich City Ladies, took the lead through a Jade Keogh free kick before Norwich replied with a superb strike from distance from Natasha Snelling. Gillingham restored the lead going into half time with through Kallie Balfour. Balfour went on to score 2 more in the 2nd half to complete her hat-trick.
Eastern Regional Leagues
Billericay Town Ladies are top of the Premier Division on 7 points after their opening 3 matches unbeaten scored 7 away to Haringey Borough Women who were playing their 1st league match of the season. The Billericay goal scorers Marie Baker x2, Sarah Bovington, Vicky Kinsman, Paris Smith, Katie Whitehead and Lucy Wyatt. Anele Komani with a goal for Haringay the final score 1-7. New to the league this season are AFC Sudbury Ladies are in 2nd spot after winning their opening 2 matches this Sundays away to another AFC, Dunstable Ladies starting their league season, Sudbury won 2-1 with Sophie Jeffrey netting both goals.
Colchester Town Ladies also secured a 2-1 victory away from home as they beat Gt Shelford Ladies, Georgia Box with both goals in the opening, then last 10 minutes. Katie Saunders scoring Gt Shelford’s goal have started with 2 narrow defeats. Colchester drop to 4th in the table as Stevenage Ladies move above them winning 2-0 at home to Acle United Ladies with Donna McGuigan scoring a 2nd half brace. The last fixture in the Premier Division saw Leverstock Green Ladies secure the 3 points as they beat Brentwood Town Ladies 3-2.
In the ERWFL Division One East it’s still very early days all the sides have no gotten their league campaign under way, Writtle Ladies are the early leader with 2 wins out of 2 new to the league having won the Essex Women’s Premier Division last season faced another promoted side and fellow league champion Long Melford Ladies who secured the Suffolk title, at Long Melford, Writte won by 3 goals to nil, Abigail Fry, Amy Simmonds and Georgina Tricker with the goals.
Elsewhere Silver End Ladies who finished 2nd to Writtle in the Essex Premier Division last season kicked off life in the regional set up with a 3-2 win away to fellow Essex side West Billericay Ladies, Lynsey Bowman scoring a hat-trick, Katy Judd and Emma Mackie with the West Billericay goals. Bury Town Ladies were getting their league campaign started to away to Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies both sides getting a point on the board the match ending 2-2.
Over to the ERWFL Division One West, Hutton Ladies lead the way with a win and a draw in their opening 2 league fixtures the win coming this Sunday against Colney Heath Ladies. Katie Lowan and Ebony Moore with the goals in a 2-1 home win. Royston Town Ladies got their league season started moving into 2nd early on after beating Sawbridgeworth Town WFC 1-0 at home Amy Cooper securing the win. 3-3 was the final score as Offley & Stopsley Ladies and Stevenage Ladies Reserves shared the points the home side scoring through Emma Collins, Katrina Hamplova and Charlene Moreton. Stevenage’s goals scored by Chloe Rouse, and Kelly Hannington before Alexandria Moir scored the 3rd in injury time.
Two matches into the new county season in Norfolk Division One for early leaders Thorpe United Ladies have 2 wins out of 2, won 4-2 at home to Long Statton Ladies this Sunday with goals from Kimberly Broom & Hayley Kindred along with a pair from Terry Lugo. Charlie Head with both of Long Stratton’s goals. Was a rematch of the opening day fixture between Aylsham FC Ladies and Bungay Town Ladies that match at Bungay had seen a thrilling 3-4 win for Aylsham having been 3-1 down. This game was once more full of goals Bungay Town scored 3 again it still wasn’t enough as Aylsham FC Ladies ran out 5-3 winners Emma Gillespie and Keira Squires with a goal apiece with Abbie Charlton netting a hat-trick. Bungay’s scorers were Eva Evan’s Nicola Hazell and Taylor Whiting.
Wymondham Town Ladies in FA Women’s Cup action last Sunday got their league campaign up and running with a 3-0 win at home to Fakenham Town Ladies, Kayleigh Holloway, Emily Anderson and new signing Laura Wiseman all scoring. My match of the weekend was at Mulberry Park as I went along to watch Mulbarton Belles and Lynn Ladies both begin their league season wasn’t the close game I might have expected as Lynn Ladies ran out comfortable winners scoring 8 without reply, click on the link below to take you to the match report on the Supporting Women’s Football blog.
In Norfolk Division Two both Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies and North Walsham Angels Ladies made it 2 wins out of 2 at the start of the season. Kirkley & Pakefield leading the way after a 4-0 win at home to Bohemians Ladies scoring twice in both halves with Jody Wells netting twice, Gemma Farman and Nikki Wigg with a goal each. 4-2 was the score for North Walsham as they took on opening day leaders Red Rose Ladies Luci Middleton with a 1st half hat-trick with Amy Hemp adding the 4th goal before half time. Vicki Lubbock and Rhiannon Dack with the Red Rose goals.
Heavy defeats for both Sprowston Ladies and Stalham Town Ladies on the opening day were forgotten as they both won this Sunday, Stalham Town Ladies putting 6 past Bungay Town Ladies Reserves away from home. Sprowston Ladies were also away to bottom side Morley Ladies, Shanice Sutton and Millie Cursons with two the goal scorers.
In Norfolk Division Three we have an early season casualty with Firside Athletic dropping out of the league. Sprowston Ladies Reserves might have wished they’d gone missing as they were beaten heavily by Gorleston FC Ladies the newly formed side scoring 13 goals to propell them into top spot. Another heavy defeat for another newly formed side this Sunday too as Red Rose United hosted Harleston Ladies both playing their 1st match of the season Harleston winning 9-0. Toftwood Ladies and Freethorpe Ladies played out a 2-2 draw.
The Suffolk Women’s Division contains just 7 sides, Bratham Athletic Ladies were top after a 5-2 win over Bacton United Ladies last weekend. This weekend saw East Bertholt United start with a 5-0 win over newly formed Leiston St Margarets Ladies which saw them take top spot, Jessica Quinsee x2, Amber Brogan, Lucy Fowler and Georgina Longden with the goals. Copleston Ladies were also starting their season a win to 3-1 against Bacton United Ladies, Megan Stock with 1 and Jade Horne with a brace to take the 3 points.
In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership, Cambridge City Ladies are the early leaders on 4 points after 2 played following an opening day draw won 5-0 away to Newmarket Town Ladies the goal scorers Saskia Capetti, Grace Stanley, Bronte Rapley and 2 from Miriam Amrani. Cambridge United Reserves are also on 4 points in 2nd drew 1-1 away to Bar Hill Women, Sarah Mosley with their goal, Sam Reid scoring for Bar Hill. Elsewhere it was points shared as both ICA Sports Ladies v Deeping Diamonds Ladies and Netherton United Ladies v HuntingdonTown Ladies ended goalless.
It was the opening round of matches in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North two fixtures played a crushing victory for Stamford Ladies as they put 14 goals into the back of the net at newly formed Tydd St Marys Ladies. In the other match March United Ladies lost 1-3 at home to Wisbech St Marys Ladies, Eilish Brown, Jade Kelly and Carlie Knight with the goals. Jade Pointer with March’s goal.
Likewise the opening day in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South and victories for 2 newly formed sides to boot. St Ives Town Ladies winning 4-0 at home against Isleham United Ladies goals from Connie Liddiard, Sasha Smith x2 & Georgia Stancombe. Park Ladies are a new name in the league too won 3-1 at home to Little Paxton Ladies, Casey Ward scoring twice, Ebony Bliss also scoring.
The opening day of the women’s football season in Essex a host of new faces in the county has seen a shake up in the league with 3 sides promoted to the Premier Division from Division One. One of those sides Runwell Hospital Ladies lead the way after a 4-1 win at home to fellow promoted side Eastern Avenue. The other promoted side Hullbridge Sports Ladies lost at home to Chelmsford City Ladies. Elsewhere their were score draws on the opening day for Beacon Hill Rovers & Collier Row Tigers the match finishing 3-3. Walden Ladies drew 2-2 with Hutton Ladies Reserves.
In Division One there are 6 new sides one of which are the opening day leaders as Harlow Town Ladies beat Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves 8-2 away from home. Wickford Town Ladies are in 2nd spot after a 2-1 away win at Leigh Athletic Ladies. Was an 11 goal thriller at Southend Town Ladies the home side coming out the losers despite scoring 5 as newly formed Alresford Colne Rangers found the back of the net 6 times.
Beds & Herts
The Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire county league season got under-way across their 3 divisions this Sunday plenty of new names in these leagues too. 4 sides promoted to Division One. One of those Letchworth Garden City Eagles came unstuck as they travelled to Harvesters FC Ladies lost 10-0, Harvesters, Shivani Bedi & Ellie Lovelock both netting hat-tricks with Katherine Hatton scoring twice and Megan Samuela also getting a goal. Better luck for the ther promoted sides with Laveena Betts, Dee Gilbert, Kerry Oldham & Hannah Smith amongst the goal as Hertford Town Ladies beat Sandy Ladies 5-0.
Bishops Stortford Ladies also new to Division One were away, scored twice through Ellie Georgiou and Scarlett Archer to beat Toddington Rovers Ladies also promoted this season 0-2. Garston Ladies met Sherrardswood Ladies on the opening day running out 3-2 winners.
In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two it was a great opening day for Hitchin Town Ladies as they started at home with a 5-1 win over newly promoted Garston Ladies FC 96 with braces from both Emma Chaffey and Louise Gash, Nadia Child also on the scoresheet. Also promoted to the league are Houghton Athletic Ladies came out on top winning 4-3 at home to relegated Watton Ladies, Ciara Craig netting a hat-trick Shakeela Hussain with the other goal. Emma Cater, Mandy Mercer and Beth Willing scoring for Watton. Sharnbrook WFC were also relegated last season started with a home draw 3-3 against Evergreen Eagles, Emily Clark and Emma Butler x2 for Sharnbrook. Claire Hendry, Emily Jokiel & Yasemin Zerzavatci scoring for Evergreen Eagles. As of publishing this post the Woburn Lioness v AFC Kempston Rovers Ladies result was still pending.
Onto Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, 5 new faces in this league, 4 of which were playing on the opening day with mixed fortunes. Hitchin Belles scored 6 at home to Bedmond Ladies 2 each from Emily Field and Shannon Page a goal each for Charlotte Peters and Charis Wakefield. Matching Hitchin Belles with 6 on the opening day were Evergreen Eagles beating new side Shefford Town & Campton Ladies, Natalie Maher amongst the goals with a hat-trick.
Icknield Ladies are another new face to start with a win travelling to Panshanger Ladies winning 2-3, Mandy Cain-Murnane and a Jodie Molloy pair with the goals. Ellie Burke and Sarah Mair netting for Panshanger. Crawley Green Ladies saw off another new side beating Bedwell Rangers FC 2-0, Nina Service and Emma Twardochleb with the goals in the 2nd half.
That wraps up the 1st Tuesday Round-Up plenty there to take in, mentioned as many goal scorers as I could, bound to have spelt someone’s name wrong. All updated league tables and results can be found across the site if it’s not updated yet it soon will be. The season’s under-way and there’s plenty to look forwards to.
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