Category Archives: Norfolk Women’s Division One

The Round-Up – Norfolk 15/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th April

Norfolk Women’s Division One

 Division One leaders Sprowston Ladies were playing host to unbeaten 3rd placed side Thorpe United Ladies this Sunday in a top of the table clash 5 points between the sides going into the match. Scoring twice in the 1st half Sprowston Ladies were leading 2-1 at the break. A strong 2nd half from Thorpe United saw them get back on level terms and then go on to score twice more themselves to win the game 4-2 and move into 2nd spot 2 points behind Sprowston now with 2 games in hand. Laura Hedtke netting two goals for Thorpe United with a goal each fro top scorer Shanice Sutton and captain Rebekah Lake.

Plenty of goals too elsewhere in Norfolk this weekend with a couple of 7 goal thrillers in Division One too. Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves were hosting Gorleston FC Ladies. The home side getting themselves into a 3-0 lead. Gorleston responded well coming back to level it to 3-3 with Kelly Allen and Samantha Hunn with a brace scoring the goals. Wymondham Town finding another goal to take the 3 points with a 4-3 result that lifts them up into 4th place in the Division One table there goal scorers Gemma Hamilton-Rout and Laura Hammerton who both scored two each.

   Also a 4-3 in the game between the bottom sides with Long Stratton Ladies hosting Fakenham Town Ladies on Sunday. A 3-1 lead for Fakenham Town Ladies at the break Long Stratton scored twice more in the 2nd half however it wasn’t enough to get anything from the game as Fakenham Town scored another goal to win the game 4-3 and win the 3 points. Sam King scoring a hat-trick with Amy Bambridge also on target for her 1st goal of the season. Jennifer Head, Emily Watts and Beth Stratton scoring the goals for Long Stratton.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Sadly it’s news of another loss to bring you again in a weekly Round-Up, are two in fact this week the first being in Norfolk. Not a surprise as I guess it has been on the cards for a while Costessey Sports Ladies have withdrawn from the league have unfortunately struggled for numbers all season a new side this season a real shame they couldn’t get thing’s off the ground with their women’s side wish all involved with the club all the best and hoping those players that want to continue find a new club for the new season.

Two games played in Division Two this weekend and it was a meeting between the top two Beccles Town Ladies in 2nd getting the news they would be promoted to Division One next season hosting unbeaten leaders FC Sprowston Ladies.. or at least they were. Beccles Town newly formed this season have had a strong debut campaign and they brought FC Sprowston’s 100% record to an end on Sunday courtesy of a 3-0 win. Jordan Duke, Grace Storey and Chloe Ashton the players finding the back of the net as they close the gap at the top to just 3 points with a game still in hand.

   Another new side to the league this season that have adapted well to women’s football after a shaky start are Bure Valley Wildcats, really enjoying their football now are unbeaten in 5 league games 4 wins along the way the latest this Sunday at home to Gorleston Rangers Ladies who themselves new to the league this season are slowly finding their feet. A close game Abigail Bell scoring twice for Gorleston Rangers, it was Bure Valley who edged the result 3-2 with goals from Charlie Cooper and a brace for Jasmine Betts her first goals for the side. 

The Round-Up – Norfolk 08/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th April

Norfolk Women’s Division One

A home win without being at home for Bungay Town Ladies this Sunday saw them return to 2nd spot in the Norfolk Women’s Division One table. Playing at Saxlingham were playing host to bottom side Long Stratton Ladies. Samantha Walker netting early to put Bungay Town into the lead. Emily Leach doubling the hosts lead before Walker scored her 2nd goal of the game to see Bungay Town into a 3-0 half-time lead. More goals followed 2nd half with Leach going on to complete her hat-trick. Midfielder Selina Rowland scoring a 2nd half brace along with winger Lauren Purling the final score 9-0.

  North Walsham Town Ladies were hosting local rivals Stalham Town Ladies this Sunday the sides having met a fortnight ago in the reverse fixture. Stalham Town coming away with all 3 points then in a narrow 2-1 win. Another close game this time around Stalham Town again scoring twice, Vicky Lubbock and Sophie-Jayne O’Connor on target either in either half. North Walsham with 2 goals themselves in the 2nd half to get back into the match and earn a point in a 2-2 draw. Emma Faux and Sian Wager scoring their goals the point moving North Walsham up a spot into 6th.

Norfolk Ladies League Plate

The semi-finals of the League Plate this weekend. North Walsham Angels Ladies not having to play there semi-final advance to the final with a H-W awarded against opponents Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies.

  In the semi-final that took place it was an all Division One tie with league leaders Sprowston Ladies at home to Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves. A goal for Victoria Leyer for Sprowston bringing up her 20th of the season and a goal for Emily Anderson for Wymondham Town seeing the sides all square at half-time. 1-1 was how it remained through out the 2nd half the tie heading into extra-time neither side able to find the back of the net for a winning goal it went all the way to a penalty shoot-out. Sprowston Ladies edging Wymondham Town out with a 3-2 win to reach the final.

   The League Plate Final up 1st at 11am on Sunday 6th May between North Walsham Angels Ladies & Sprowston Ladies with the League Cup to follow at 3pm between FC Sprowston Ladies and Bungay Town Ladies. Women’s Football East will be there for both games.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

 Two games in Division Two this Sunday and league leaders FC Sprowston Ladies ensured promotion to Division One with their 11th straight win of the season. Were away to 3rd placed Tavern Ladies, two goals each for Katie Fray and Charlie Head along with a goal each for Laura Jenkins and Annika Skoog sealing a 6-1 victory. 6 points ahead of 2nd placed Beccles Town Ladies who themselves are just 2 points away from guaranteeing at least runner’s up spot.

   In the other game in Division Two this Sunday, Freethorpe Ladies were playing their penultimate game of the season at home to Bure Valley Wildcats the sides sharing a high scoring draw. Kiera Squires scoring twice for Freethorpe with Rebecca White also on target in a 3-3 draw. Bure Valley Wildcats goalscorers, Emma Macmillan, Charlie Cooper and Abigail Clark.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 25/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th March

Norfolk Women’s County Cup

 One of countless matches postponed last weekend due to the snow fall King’s Lynn Town Ladies were hosting Acle United Ladies in the semi final of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup. Both sides playing in the ERWFL Division One North and Premier Division respectfully. The winner of the tie going on to face Wymondham Town Ladies in the Final to be played at the FDC on Friday 27th April.

   Acle United started the match the stronger creating chances as they forced King’s Lynn back into their own half. It was the hosts however who opened the scoring midway through the 1st half the ball put into the back of the net by Oksana Imanalijeva. Acle United coming back into the tie to level the scores just before half-time captain Megan Todd making it 1-1. Acle United started the 2nd half as strongly as they had the 1st creating more opportunities in front of goal finally taking one in the 63rd minute midfielder Laura Holden scoring the goal to put them 2-1 ahead. Defending the lead Acle United had further chances but in the end held on for the 2-1 win to send them into their 3rd County Cup Final. 

Norfolk Women’s League Cup

 In another game postponed from last weekend it was also semi-final action from the Norfolk Women’s League Cup on Sunday a repeat of last season’s final with Thorpe United Ladies hosting current holders Bungay Town Ladies. The sides sharing a 7 goal thriller in the finish Bungay getting off to a great start were leading the game 3-1 at half-time. Thorpe United mounted a come back in the 2nd half scoring twice more to level the scores at 3-3 before Bungay came back to win the match 4-3 to reach their 2nd successive league cup final where they will play FC Sprowston Ladies on Sunday 6th May at Norwich United’s Plantation Park. Emily Leach netting twice for Bungay with a goal each for Nicola Hazell and Samantha Walker. Rebekah Lake, Shanice Sutton and Alice Smith on target for Thorpe United. 

Norfolk Women’s Division One

 In Norfolk Women’s Division One on Sunday, Emily Watts was making a welcome return to action for bottom side Long Stratton Ladies after over a year out of the game through injury. Jumped straight to the top of their goal scoring charts too as she netted a brace in the game for the side struggling at the bottom of the league. It was opponents Wymondham Town Ladies who came away from Long Stratton with all 3 points however as the scored 5 goals to take them up from 7th to 5th in the league table.

 Stalham Town Ladies 4th in the Division One table were at home to North Walsham Angels Ladies in a local derby on Sunday a close game between the side, Stalham edged the result 2-1 to claim all 3 points for their 5th league win of the season.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

 A piece of sad news to bring from Norfolk Women’s Division Two and that is the unfortunate folding of another club in the East, Toftwood United Ladies. A Dereham boy myself growing up it’s sad to hear. The club has struggled for numbers this season however and with the mens club also going it was on the cards. Wishing everyone involved with Toftwood all the best for the future and hope to see everyone continuing in the game somewhere in the future.

A hat-trick for Bure Valley Wildcats, Charlie Cooper on Sunday

  In Norfolk Women’s Division Two there were two matches played on Sunday. Fair to say it has taken Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies young side a little while to adapt to women’s football but after a tough start to life in the league the side has grown and developed well showing great form as they won their 3rd consecutive league match this Sunday to see the consolidate 4th position in the table. At home to Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies a strong 1st half saw Bure Valley Wildcats leading 3-0 at the break before going on to score another 5 in the 2nd half to win 8-0. Charlie Cooper top scoring in the match getting a hat-trick. Kiera Brown netting a brace along with a goal for Emma Macmillan her 1st goal this season, plus an own goal.

 Another young side getting to grips with life in Division Two are Gorleston Rangers Ladies were away to Freethorpe Ladies on Sunday. A 1-0 win for Gorleston Rangers in the reverse fixture back in December their 1st in the league. Winning last time out earned another point away from home this Sunday Chloe Bailey getting a brace in a 2-2 draw. Freethorpe’s goal coming from Andrea Colbrook and Kiera Squires. 

 

The Round-Up – Norfolk 11/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th March

Norfolk Women’s Division One

A few waterlogged pitches around Norfolk this weekend affecting the women’s football fixtures with just 3 matches getting played some big games nevertheless with a semi final in the League Cup and a quarter final in the League Plate both featuring Sprowston who are on top of everything at the moment. 

  One league match in Norfolk Division One at the weekend with 3rd placed still uneaten in the league at home to 5th placed Gorleston FC Ladies looking to close the gap to 2 points on 2nd placed Bungay Town Ladies. A close first half seeing Thorpe United holding a 2-1 advantage the hosts when on to score 3 more goals in the 2nd half to win the game 3-2 with Shanice Sutton scoring a hat-trick that sees her move onto 27 goals for the season from just 11 appearances. Leonie Daulby also on the scoresheet scoring her 1st 2 goals for Thorpe United’s senior side. Sophie Gillett and Nicola Sheldrake with the goals in each half for Gorleston FC Ladies.

Norfolk Women’s League Cup

The first of the semi-finals of the League Cup were played this Sunday with Division Two leaders FC Sprowston Ladies travelling to Rivers Park to play Division One side Stalham Town Ladies. The visitors unbeaten in league and cup so far this season were up against higher league opponents for the 1st time this season. The Division Two side coming out on top clinching a narrow 2-1 win to book there place in the final. Rebecca Kirby and Nicole Read netting the winning goals. FC Sprowston Ladies will meet either Thorpe United Ladies or League Cup holders Bungay Town Ladies in the final their semi-final scheduled for this coming Sunday.

Norfolk Women’s League Plate

Also advancing to the semi-finals of the League Plate are Sprowston Ladies, currently leading Division One were drawn at home to Division Two side Beccles Town Ladies in the quarter finals. 2nd in Division Two, Beccles Town were trailing 2-0 at half-time before a strong 2nd half performance from Sprowston saw them score 4 more goals to win the tie 6-0 to advance. Rebecca Russell scoring a brace their goals to for Chelsea Pettifer, Georgia Cushion, Chelsea Brister and Victoria Leyer. 

  The other 3 quarter finals all scheduled for this Sunday too were all called off.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 25/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th February

Norfolk Women’s Division One

 

Sprowston Ladies, Victoria Leyer

A 3rd hat-trick in 5 league games for Victoria Leyer as Sprowston Ladies extended their lead at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division One to 6 points with a 4th straight league win at home to Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. The visitors travelling with less than a full side Sprowston capitalised with a good performance to see them fully in control of the game in the opening 45 minutes. Leyer getting another 3 goals moving onto 18 goals for the season has scored in all but 2 of Sprowston’s games so far this season. Rebecca Russell, Abbi Hutchin and Abi Nobbs also celebrating getting a goal each for Sprowston in the 1st half. Wymondham despite being short on numbers rallied 2nd half to hold their opponents 0-0 the points however won in the 1st half for Sprowston.

 

Thorpe United Ladies were back in league action after a three week spell without a game as they took on bottom side Long Stratton Ladies at home on Sunday. Having dropped to 4th in the Division One table, were leading 1-0 right up until the end of the match before they finally made the 3 points secure with a 2-0 win that moves them back into 3rd above Stalham Town Ladies. Remain undefeated and having just played 7 league games to date have a busy few weeks ahead. Alice Smith and Shanice Sutton scoring the goal for Thorpe United.

   In a mid-day kick-off 6th placed North Walsham Angles Ladies were hosting Fakenham Town Ladies 2nd bottom in the Division One table. Goals from Luci Middleton and Rachel Bussey putting North Walsham into a 2-0 half-time lead the hosts were pegged back in the 2nd half having to settle for a point as Fakenham came back to earn a draw, Rochelle Woods starting the game on the bench scoring twice to level the score to 2-2.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Three games in Norfolk Women’s Division Two on Sunday. Leaders FC Sprowston Ladies remain 3 points clear at the top as they extended their 100% record to 11 matches with a home win against mid-table Freethorpe Ladies. A brace for Katie Fray along with goals from Melissa Belsey, Joanna Davey and Charlie Head securing the 3 points with a 5-0 win. 

  2nd versus 3rd in Norfolk Women’s Division Two this Sunday saw Beccles Town Ladies keep the pressure up on leaders FC Sprowston Ladies with a narrow home win over Tavern Ladies. The hosts admitting it could easily have ended a draw the sides contesting a 1-1 draw in the 1st half Lucy Robbens with the goal for Beccles Town. Lucy Kean on target for Tavern Ladies the game was won in the 2nd half Beccles Town getting the goal Robbens with her 2nd to win the game 2-1 moving Beccles 8 points clear of 3rd placed Tavern.

Costessey Sports Ladies hadn’t played a game yet in 2018 as they struggled for numbers were at last able to get enough together on Sunday to play at home against Gorleston Rangers Ladies. The visitors have been involved in some high scoring matches of late this weekend no exception Costessey Sports putting in 4 goals against them Gorleston Rangers hit back at the other end to score 6 goals to come out on top in a 10 goal thriller to win their 3rd league game of the season taking the 3 points in 3 of their last 5 league games. Lauren Dennis grabbing herself a hat-trick there were goal too for Chloe Bailey, Abigail Bell and Zoe Waite. In 7th spot Gorleston Rangers a well involved in the mid-table battle now just 2 points between them and 4th placed Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 18/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th February

Norfolk Women’s Division One

With league leaders Bungay Town Ladies involved in the County Cup this weekend Sprowston Ladies level on points with them in 2nd place took full advantage to go back into the lead in Norfolk Women’s Division One on Sunday were away taking on North Walsham Angels Ladies. A brace from Victoria Leyer scoring goals in her 4th consecutive league match saw Sprowston leading 2-0 at half-time. North Walsham played well 2nd half creating chances to reduce the deficit just couldn’t get the goal they desired Sprowston getting the win and move 3 points clear at the top of the table. 

Stalham Town Ladies also move up the Norfolk Women’s Division One table in a tightly congested mid-table up to 3rd position with their 4th league win of the season. Away from home taking on bottom side Long Stratton Ladies this Sunday. The bare 11 for Long Stratton they held Stalham Town off in the 1st half the sides drawing 0-0. Stalham Town getting the better of the 2nd half taking the lead went onto to win the game 3-0.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Two games in Norfolk Women’s Division Two this Sunday and with leaders FC Sprowston Ladies not in action it was a chance for 2nd placed Beccles Town Ladies to close the gap at the top as they played away from home in a local derby with Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies the sides playing out a goalless 1st half a single goal in the 2nd half enough to see all 3 points won, Beccles Town moving to within 3 points of FC Sprowston thanks to another goal from Lucy Robbens her 15th of the season.

Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies had dropped as low as 7th in the Norfolk Women’s Division Two table, since then 2 successive wins have seen them climb up to 4th in the table the latest coming this Sunday away to Gorleston Rangers Ladies. An entertaining 1st half seeing the sides share 6 goals, Bure Valley Wildcats coming out on top leading 4-2. Went on to add a further 2 goals in the 2nd half to win the game 6-3. Keira Brown opening her Bure Valley Wildcats account last weekend with a 4 goal haul scoring a hat-trick this time around. Charlie Cooper also scoring a brace for the visitors, Carrie Last with Bure Valley Wildcats other goal. Chloe Bailey, Abigail Bell and Lauren Dennis on target with a goal each for Gorleston Rangers.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 11/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th February

Norfolk Women’s Division One

 The weather wasn’t too wonderful in Norfolk this Sunday some postponements saw a reduced fixture list as with most other county leagues across the East just 4 games played plenty of goals scored however as the tussle at the top of Division One remains very tight.

 With league leaders Bungay Town Ladies not in action, 2nd placed Sprowston Ladies took full advantage with a win at home to take them level on 22 points with the leaders. Hosting bottom side Long Stratton Ladies goals from Chelsea Brister and Rebecca Kirby along with a hat-trick for top scorer Victoria Leyer seeing Sprowston win the match 5-0 to put pressure on Bungay. 

  Gorleston FC Ladies returned to winning ways at the weekend picking up a good result away to Stalham Town Ladies to climb above them into 4th place in the Division One table. Goals from Rosie Cook, Sophie Gillett and Nicole Sheldrake securing a 3-1 win for Gorleston. All very tight in the middle of the table however with just 2 points separating the sides placed 4th to 7th.

   6th and 7th met at the weekend ended up swapping places in the Division One table sharing 10 goals between them. Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves hosting North Walsham Angels Ladies. Emily Anderson, Gemma Hamilton-Rout, Louise Hamilton-Rout and Sally Hammerton all on the scoresheet for the home side despite scoring 4 goals however it wasn’t enough to take anything from the game as North Walsham hit six into the back of their opponents net to win the game 6-4! Emma Faux with a brace, there were goals to for Charlotte Darvill, Mary-Ann Hoy, Luci Middleton and Hannah Sturman.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Just the one game played in Norfolk Women’s Division Two at the weekend a good result for Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies at home as they recorded their 3rd league win of the season against Freethorpe Ladies to move up a spot back into 6th place in the table. Keira Brown scoring her 1st goals for Bure Valley Wildcats since joining the club earlier in the season, finding the back of the net for 4 out of the home sides 5 goals, Carrie Last also on target in a 5-1 win. Keira Squires with the 1st half goal for Freethorpe.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 04/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 4th February

Norfolk Women’s Division One

  A switch of venue saw Norfolk Division One leaders, Bungay Town Ladies travelling to 3rd placed Thorpe United Ladies on Sunday the hosts back in league action for the 1st time since the opening weekend of 2017. Games in hand on Bungay, Thorpe trail the league leaders by 9 points but have played 3 games less. A challenge with Bungay undefeated in league and cup since the start of October. The hosts taking a 2-1 lead into the half-time break thanks to goals from Nicola Hazell and Samantha Walker. Thorpe got a goal back in the 2nd half to see the sides take a share of the points their goals coming from captain Rebekah Lake and Shanice Sutton. Bungay lead the table by 3 points.

 In between Thorpe and Bungay 2nd placed Sprowston Ladies maintain their great league form too winning away to Gorleston FC Ladies the visitors though were trailing 2-1 at half-time with Samantha Hunn and Sophie Gillett finding the back of the net for Gorleston. Sprowston came back to win it in the 2nd half, Victoria Leyer scoring in the 1st half going on to net a hat-trick to see Sprowston to a 3-2 victory.

    Stalham Town Ladies are the big movers in the Division One table this weekend climbing up from 6th to 4th with an away win on Sunday against Fakenham Town Ladies. A single goal enough to secure all 3 points scored by Joanne Hooper.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

  In Norfolk Women’s Division Two, leaders FC Sprowston Ladies kept up their 100% start to the season as they recorded their 10th straight win at home to Bure Valley Wildcats on Sunday. A strong 1st half performance seeing them leading 5-1. Bure Valley Wildcats restricting their opponents to two more goals in the 2nd half to see Sprowston to a 7-1 win keeping them 6 points clear of 2nd placed Beccles Town Ladies. Charlie Head grabbing herself a brace in the match their were goals to for Melissa Belsey, Tammy Graves, Rebecca Kirby and Nicole Read. Juliette Kelly on target for Bure Valley Wildcats in the 1st half.

4 goals this Sunday for Beccles Town Ladies, Lucy Robbens

   That defeat sees Bure Valley Wildcats slip down a place to 7th in the Division Two table as Gorleston Rangers Ladies shared 8 goals at home to Toftwood United Ladies to win their 3rd game of the season. Ashleigh Cunningham and Lydia Hooper amongst the goal for Toftwood as they scored 3 times, Gorleston Rangers replying with 5 at the other end to seal the win.

    Beccles Town Ladies kept up their great league form this weekend just 1 defeat from 9 played on the road this Sunday taking on Freethorpe Ladies. Leading 3-1 at half-time went on to score twice more in the 2nd half to win 5-1 opening up a 5 point to 3rd placed Tavern Ladies. Lucy Robbens (pictured) the star of the show scoring 4 out of the 5 Beccles goals, Emily Coe also getting in the scoresheet. Rebecca White with the 1st half goal for Freethorpe.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 28/01/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th January

Norfolk Women’s Division One

3 games played in Norfolk Women’s Division One this Sunday as leaders Bungay Town Ladies win their 6th straight league game to keep their 5 point lead at the top of the table. On the road taking on mid-table Stalham Town Ladies. Lauren Purling opening the scoring, Samantha Walker scoring her 14th of the season making it 2-0. Walker then missing a penalty Bungay leading 2-0 at the break. The visitors extending their lead early in the 2nd half new signing Abbie Everson making her debut scoring. Nicky Hazell made it 4-0 before Everson found the back of the net for a 2nd time. Emily Leach sent home a 25 yard free-kick to make it 6-0 to the visitors. Walker getting her 2nd of the game with Selina Rowland rounding off the goals to see Bungay win 8-0.

Sprowston Ladies previously leading the Division One table had dropped to 3rd following the withdrawal of Aylsham Ladies. Were at home on Sunday taking on Fakenham Town Ladies. Sprowston holding a comfortable lead in the 1st half going in 3 goals to the good. A closer 2nd half seeing the sides draw 1-1 Sprowston moving 3 points clear of Thorpe United Ladies into 2nd spot in the table. Victoria Leyer, Rebecca Russell, Nicole Smith and Abbi Nobbs scoring the goals for the hosts.

 A 2nd league win of the season lifts Gorleston FC Ladies up to 5th place in the Norfolk Women’s Division One table. Away to North Walsham Angels Ladies this Sunday the two sides contesting a goalless 1st half. 2nd half strikes from Samantha Hunn and Molly Sims seeing the visitors claim all 3 points with a 2-1 win.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Two matches played in Norfolk Women’s Division Two this Sunday with both the Dereham based sides at home suffering different fortunes. Tavern Ladies 3rd in the table close the gap to 2nd placed Beccles Town Ladies to just 2 points with a big win against Gorleston Rangers Ladies. Leading 2-0 at half-time the goals flew in 2nd half as Tavern ran out 12-2 winners. Sophie Fuller top scoring in the match with a double hat-trick. Both Megan Carmichael and Lucy Kean got a brace each with Katie Hart-Copsey and Emily Bell also getting their names on the scoresheet. Zoe Waite and Abigail Bell scoring for Gorleston Rangers.

 Toftwood United Ladies were hosting Freethorpe Ladies at Northgate High School on Sunday (my old high school!). Keira Squires scoring twice in the 1st half to give 5th placed Freethorpe a 2-0 lead at the break, Eden Simmonds getting another goal in the 2nd half to secure a 3-0 win Freethorpe’s 3rd of the season moves them into double figures a point behind 4th placed Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies. The game overshadowed however by injury concerns for players from both sides one of Freethorpe’s players suffering a broken leg whilst an ambulance was needed to aid a Toftwood United player suffering from a serious asthma attack. Wishing both the best for a speedy and full recovery.

The Round-Up – 21/01/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 21st January

It was another weekend of disruption to the fixture lists across the East with more bad weather seeing a huge chunk of the scheduled games called off, a complete wipe out the the FAWPL in the Southern, South East Division One and FAWPL Cup. A handful of fixtures surviving elsewhere as a wet Saturday was followed by freezing conditions on Sunday morning turning to snow, sleet and rain unpleasant playing conditions for those fixtures that did get played 13 in all so it’s another all inclusive edition of The Round-Up this week.

ERWFL 

Two games managed to beat the weather in the ERWFL this Sunday both in Norfolk. In the ERWFL Premier Division, Acle United Ladies were glad just to be playing again after a 7 week period of inactivity through a combination of postponed cup fixtures and teams then unable to field a side. Playing at The Flegg FDC the all weather pitch playable Acle were hosting bottom side Colney Heath Ladies knowing a win would lift them from 5th into 3rd position in the Premier Division table. The hosts taking an early lead, midfielder Laura Holden making it 1-0 in the 9th minute. Had more chances to extend the lead 1st half Colney Heath keeping them at bay until late on in the 44th minute as top scorer Megan Todd made it 2-0 with her 14th goal of the season. Colney Heath were quick to respond getting a goal in 1st half injury time to head into the dressing room 2-1 down, Nicola Hollick with the goal. More chances in the 2nd half but the goals weren’t breached again Acle claiming the 3 points with a narrow win. A game in hand on both 2nd placed Cambridge City Ladies and leaders Billericay Town Ladies with the points gap 4 and 5 respectfully.

 Cambridge United WFC Reserves travelled to Norfolk on Sunday to take on Wymondham Town Ladies at King’s Head Meadow the home side 3rd place in the table playing just their 8th league game of the season looking to close down the leading pair Ipswich Wanderers Ladies and King’s Lynn Town Ladies. In a rich vein of goal scoring form Wymondham have scored 27 goals in their last 3 league and cup games alone and got off to a blistering start against Cambridge going 3-0 up inside the opening 7 minutes! Kayleigh Holloway setting thing’s rolling with Wymondham’s 1st goal after 4 minutes quickly followed by a goal each for youngsters, Laura Nicholls and Mollie O’Callaghan. Things threatening to get away from Cambridge the visitors galvanised and kept Wymondham from going further in front. 3-0 at half-time it wasn’t until 2 minutes from time before Cambridge conceded again with Nicholls now 1 goal away from taking her tally to 30 so far for the season making it 4-0. The win moves Wymondham to within a point of 2nd placed Ipswich Wanderers who have played 6 games more.

Norfolk

A piece of sad news to bring you from Norfolk before we get into the weekends match action. Aylsham Ladies have withdrawn from the league having struggled to field a side this season. A real shame such a prominent member of women’s football in Norfolk in recent season’s certainly in the short history of the SWF Blog and Women’s Football East have some fond memories their 4-3 against Bungay Town Ladies a thrill to watch. Division One Champions too, a County Cup Final appearance aswell as winning the League Cup with 2 last gasp goals. Wishing everyone involved with the club all the best for the future and hopefully one day we will see Aylsham back in the NWGFL.

Aylsham Ladies winning the League Cup in 2016

   The withdrawal of Aylsham from the league sees their results expunged from Norfolk Women’s Division One meaning a change at the top with Bungay Town Ladies taking over from Sprowston Ladies who drop to 3rd place in the table. The two sides scheduled to meet in the league this Sunday the pitch at Malting’s Meadow in Bungay passing a late inspection. Bungay Town Ladies are in great form their only loss in the league coming back at the start of October visitors Sprowston are themselves unbeaten in the league going into the match. Emily Leach putting Bungay into the lead in the 1st half Sprowston drew level from the penalty spot. Bungay went on to retake the lead a goal from Selina Rowland putting them 2-1 up at half-time. The home side further extending their lead in the 2nd half with Nicola Hazell scoring along with Leach getting her 2nd to make it 4-1. Sprowston struck late on to reduce the deficit losing for the 1st time this season in the league 4-2 the 3 points taking Bungay 5 points clear at the top of the Division One table.

One game played in Division Two this Sunday with leaders FC Sprowston Ladies extending their lead at the top of the table to 6 points. Awarded an away win from a game in December came into the match at home to 2nd bottom Toftwood United Ladies looking to extend their 100% to 9 matches. Scoring plenty of goals in the process too, Charlie Head recently signed scoring 5 goals in the match, elsewhere the goals were spread out amongst Katie Fray, Tammy Graves, Rebecca Kirby, Nicole Read and Rosie Wickenden in an 11-0 win.

Cambridgeshire 

One game played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday and that was where Women’s Football East headed knowing the all weather pitch at The Ridgeon’s Stadium in Newmarket might hold up better than others. Passed inspection it was nevertheless a horrid and bitterly cold day with Newmarket Town Ladies 3rd in the table taking on 4th placed Cambridge City Ladies Development. Newmarket started the better of the 2 sides pressing Cambridge for the ball pushing forwards opened the scoring inside the opening 10 minutes Antonia Smith on hand inside the box to put the ball into the bottom corner of the net. Abbi Griffin just 18 years old making her 50th appearance for Newmarket this Sunday celebrated with a goal to make it 2-0. Jordanne Sillitoe making the lead 3-0 at half-time.

   Into the 2nd half and Newmarket extended their lead going 4-0 with Jess Linger putting home a free-kick from outside the box. Cambridge were better 2nd half getting the ball higher up the pitch and a headed goal from Rachel Littlewood pulled it back to 4-1. The win lifting Newmarket above St Ives Town Ladies into 2nd spot in the table with games in hand on leaders Netherton United Ladies. 

Elsewhere in Cambridgeshire it was the beginning of their County Cup competition the Women’s Invitation Cup. 2 ties beating the weather, ERWFL Premier Division side playing on 3G hosting Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side ICA Sports Ladies. It was the lower league side who struck 1st blood Lorna Hart putting ICA Sports 1-0 up before Cambridge City went on to equalise and go on to win the game 5-1. Bella Simmons netting 4 goals in the match with 16 year old Anna Kanz scoring her 1st goal for the senior team.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side St Ives Town Ladies were at home in the Invitation Cup taking on Championship South side, Cambridge Rangers Women. Goals from Stephanie Ransome, Hannah Seymour-Shove, Amy Seymour-Shove and Georgia Stancombe seeing St Ives Town progress with a 4-1 win.

Essex

In Essex it was quarter finals weekend in the Women’s County Cup 3 games to be played with holders C&K Basildon Ladies receiving a home walkover following the folding of Colchester Town Ladies. Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies game at home to Corringham Cosmos was postponed. That left 2 quarter finals to be played in less than pleasant conditions. 

    Harlow Town Ladies from ERWFL Division One South were taking on Premier Division side Writtle Ladies at the Harlow Arena. A goal in each half from Hannah Mold and Sophie Vale seeing Writtle through to the semi-finals.

2-0 was also the winning margin in the other Essex Women’s County Cup semi-final an all ERWFL Premier Division clash this one with two in form and local rivals locking horns once again, Billericay Town Ladies hosting Brentwood Town Ladies. A brace from Georgia Holdaway seeing the visitors progress the the semi-finals Brentwood with the 2-0 win.

Was also quarter finals weekend in the Essex Women’s Trophy competition however just 1 of the 4 ties beat the weather with Premier Division side Collier Row Tigers at home to ERWFL Division One South side, Hutton Ladies. The higher league side progressing to the semi-finals with a narrow 2-1 win goals from Hayley Critchell and Rianne Dimmock enough to see Hutton through despite Laura Bunton scoring for Collier Row Tigers.

  There was also some league action in Essex albeit restricted due to the weather in the Essex Women’s Premier Division, Lawford Ladies move back into 3rd position in the table with a 5-0 win at home to Eastern Avenue on Sunday. Jasmine Cox scoring twice with a goal each for Daisy Canny, Tyler Christou and Claire Gauntlett.

One game also on in Essex Women’s Division One and a big win away from home for Hullbridge Sports Ladies sees them return back to the top of the table with their 10th straight league win. Taking on FC Clacton Ladies, top scorers Broghan Kelly added another 5 goals to her season’s tally with a brace each for Patricia McWeeney and Christina Fragnito. With Sophie Fraser, Karley Hunt and Julia Setford all getting a goal each in a 12-1 win.

Beds & Herts

Just the one game to bring you from Beds & Herts in Division One 2nd placed Northwood Ladies moving to within 2 points of leaders St Albans Ladies with a big home win over bottom club Watton Ladies on Sunday. 3 players scoring a brace for Northwood Leanne Jones, Scarlett Keightley and Francesca Webster, there were goals to for Zamina Rehemtulla, Aliyah Ahmed and Emma Steele in a 9-0 win.