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The Round-Up – Suffolk 12/01/20

The Round-Up

Sunday 12th January

Suffolk Women’s Division

The battle for the title in Suffolk growing more intense last weekend as we saw a 4 way tie at the top of the table a quartet of sides all on 30 points, Bury Town Ladies beating leaders Brettvale Ladies to move top on goal difference. All change at the top again this weekend Brettvale bouncing straight back from last weeks 5-0 loss in reverse fixture played this weekend to win the 3 points and return to the top of the league. The pair plying another competitive game Tarnya McKew netting a brace for Brettvale joins Abbie Fisher as top scorer both on 14. A goal too for Gemma Burnett her first for the club in just her 2nd appearance. Brettvale winning 3-1.

Also the reverse fixture for the other pair firmly locked into the title race as Woodbridge Town Ladies looking to continue thier excellent form which has seen them win 8 of their last 9 league matches. A good result last weekend as they ended Needham Market Women Reserves 100% record to join them on 30 points at the top of the table. A 3-0 win to Woodbridge at home last Sunday travelling this weekend to face Needham Market for the 2nd successive week. Isobel Chaplin scoring for Needham Market seeing the hosts holding a 1-0 lead at half-time. Woodbridge dug deep battling well in the 2nd half to come back to level and go on to score twice more to win the game 3-1 and move 2nd in the Suffolk Women’s Division level on points with Brettvale at the top. Another goal for top scorer Jenna Liverpool 39 now for the season. Lucy Eagle prolific since joining Woodbridge on target for her 8th goal in 7 appearances with Stacey Hadley also celebrating a goal.

Needham Market v Woodbridge (photo credit Ben Pooley)

The fixture reversals from the opening Sunday of 2020 continuing Henley Athletic Ladies were on the road this weekend playing Brantham Athletic Ladies. Henley winning last weekends encounter 7-2. Plenty of goals again this weekend. Brantham making a fast start Lucy Dunnett with her 5th goal of the season firing the hosts into a 3rd minute lead. Henley coming straight back to level the scores. Brantham retaking the lead before 10 minutes were on the clock Maddie Hubbard on the scoresheet to make it 2-1. Top scorer Rebecca Prime hitting her 10th goal of the season with 21 minutes gone to see Brantham leading 3-1 at half-time. Shannon Giles firing Brantham into a 4-1 lead 2 minutes into the 2nd half. Henley pulling a goal back inside the final 15 minutes. Hubbard with her 2nd of the match in the 90th minute securing a 5-2 win. Amy Gilson and Emma Long with the Henley goals.

Leiston St Margarets Ladies with a confidence boosting win to start 2020 last weekend at home to Ramsey & Mistley Ladies the 5-0 result just their 2nd win of the campaign the two meeting in the reverse fixture this Sunday. A battling performance from Ramsey & Mistley leading to a much closer game this time around the game ending in a 1-1 draw the points shared the hosts with a chance to win the game towards the end. Becky Page with her first goal for Ramsey & Mistley. Sarah Cooper with the goal for Leiston St Margarets.

Brightlingsea Regent Ladies over haul Alresford Colne Rangers to climb above them into 6th place in the Suffolk Women’s Division as the two sides over the boarder in Essex met at the weekend. Brightlingsea travelling to Alresford who won the reverse fixture back in November 2-1. Their form has dipped since as Brightlingsea’s has picked up a 4th successive win on the league putting them up to their highest position since joining last season. Top scorer Hannah Goldsmith netting a brace has 21 goals from 13 appearances, Lucy Tilbury also getting a goal in a 3-1 win her 14th of the season. Jasmine Warner scoring for Alresford. 

The Round-Up – Suffolk 05/01/20

The Round-Up

Sunday 5th January

Suffolk Women’s Division

All change at the top of the Suffolk Women’s Division at the start of 2020, a 4 way tie at the top of the league now with 4 sides all on 30 points, Holland Ladies with games on hand on all in 5th hot on their heels. Brettvale Ladies ending 2019 top of the pile ousting Needham Market Women’s new Reserves side, Bury Town Ladies and Woodbridge Town Ladies just 3 points behind.

 5 games played on the opening weekend of the year Brightlingsea Regent Ladies awarded the home win against AFC Kesgrave Ladies on 23 points in 7th will be aiming to push their way in amongst the top six.

  Extremely close at the top Bury Town Ladies losing just one game so far since reforming this season at home to leaders Brettvale Ladies on Sunday the away side themselves with just the one defeat from their 11 opening matches a strong start Bury Town were strong from the off at the weekend plenty of goals amongst their squad got themselves into a 3-0 half-time lead against a strong Brettvale side keeping their opponents out at the other end for a clean sheet went on to win the match 5-0 to go top on goal difference. Stacey Roper with a brace moves onto 8 for the season. Goals too for Norma Locker, Helen Cryer and Lyndsie Duemmel.

Woodbridge Town Ladies into their 2nd season together acheived their highest league position to date as they followed up a strong first half to the season with a 10th win of the season to start 2020 ending Needham Market Women Reserves 100% winning start. Newly formed following the successful debut of their first team now joining the ERWFL Needham Market Reserves had won all their league games in 2019 scoring plenty of goals along the way. Woodbridge Town are scoring plenty of goals themselves however primarily from strike force Jenna Liverpool and Kiera Hines who have 51 between them heading into 2020. Lucy Eagle recently joining the squad from Leiston St Margarets also wading in with goals 6 in 6 matches. Liverpool on target to score a brace rapidly closing in on 40 goals for the season and another for Eagle seeing Woodbridge move into 2nd spot in the Suffolk Women’s Division table.

Holland Ladies new to the league this season opened their campaign with a defeat have since been hot on the heels to the leading pack going on to win all of their next 8 matches to end 2019 on a high, closing the gap on the sides above with games in hand on all just 3 points behind the leading quartet now as they made it 9 wins in a row at home on Sunday at the start of 2020. Were taking on Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies struggling at the opposite end of the table. Proven goalscorers amongst their squad, Michelle Hodgson leading the way at the weekend 3 from 3 going into the game scored 5 more goals against Chantry Grasshoppers on Sunday to make it 8 from 4 appearances. Charlotte Warren moves onto 12 for Holland with a goal also on the scoresheet Lauren Lucas with her 6th of the campaign and Sophie Blowers in an 8-0 victory.

Back to back wins to end the year for newcomers Henley Athletic Ladies after a poor run of results that had seen them lose 5 in a row after making a promising start since joining the league. Began 2020 on a high as they made it 3 on the bounce on consolidate their mid-table position and look to kick on. Were at home taking on Brantham Athletic Ladies on Sunday leading 2-0 at half-time Henley Athletic piled on the goals 2nd half to run out 7-2 winners. Top scorer Amy Gilson moving onto 11 for the season netting a hat-trick. Enya Moore not far behind onto 8 scoring a brace. There were goals for for Mollie Frost and captain Claire Bevan. Danielle Harvey pulling it back to 2-1 early in the 2nd half for Brantham with Shannon Giles scoring the visitors 2nd goal.

At the other end of the Suffolk Women’s Division it was a vital 2nd win of the season for Leiston St Margarets Ladies as they look to pull away from the bottom of the table. Just 2 points won since winning back on the opening day a welcome win to start 2020 as they hosted fellow strugglers Ramsey & Mistley Ladies at the weekend. Thalia Cloke on target to score a brace their were goals to for Leanne Morphew and Grace Pemberton in a 5-0 win.



The Round-Up – Suffolk 15/12/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th December

Suffolk Women’s Division

 Needham Market Women Reserves return to the top of the Suffolk Women’s Division as they extend their 100% winning start to the season to 10 matches going back above Brettvale Ladies who weren’t in action at the weekend. Needham market were at home taking on Brantham Athletic Ladies on Sunday. Isabel Chapman scoring her first of the season to see Needham Market leading 1-0 at half-time. Further chances coming 2nd half Sasha Diston hitting the post before Jemma Wessels doubled the advantage with her first goal of the season with 20 minutes left to play, Wessels on the scoresheet again with 10 minutes to go to ensure the 100% winning record continued.

Action from Needham Market Women Reserves v Brantham Athletic Ladies at the weekend (photo credit Ben Pooley Photography)

Hot on the heels of the leading pair are Bury Town Ladies, just 3 points back losing just one of their opening 10 matches of the season to date. Were at home this Sunday in the league hosting, the team starting the day in 3rd spot Alresford Colne Rangers. Norma Locker firing Bury into an early lead, Alresford coming straight back to level the scores with Abigail Chambers scoring her first goal of the season. Bury are scoring plenty of goals this season with scorers spread amongst the squad, Mia Banbury putting Bury 2-1 up with her 9th of the season Hayley Turner then scoring to put the hosts 3-1 ahead. Alresford pulling a goal back from the penalty spot with Jasmine Turner firing home to see the visitors trailing 3-2 at the break. A strong 2nd half from Bury seeing them score a further 4 goals to win the game 7-2. Locker and Turner both scoring again with Stacey Roper adding her name to the scoresheet plus an own goal, Bury climbing above Alresford into 3rd spot.

Another side looking to threaten the leaders are Holland Ladies climbing up another place move into fifth like Bury losing just the one league game so far this season. Were hosting Woodbridge Town Ladies who occupied fifth spot at the start of the day, in good form themselves coming into the match. A good spread of goalscorers amongst their squad, Holland found the back of the net for six goals on Sunday to beat Woodbridge 6-1. Becky McDougall top scoring in the game completing a hat-trick to take her into double figures for the season. Top scorer Jasmine Cox once again amongst the goals, one enough to take her onto 20 for the season. Lauren Bourne also into double figures with a goal has 10 for the campaign with Michelle Hodgson also celebrating a goal. 6 points between the top 6 sides now.

  Just as competitive below, Brightlingsea Regent Ladies continue to enjoy a strong season, hold onto 7th spot with their 6th victory of the season at home to Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies on Sunday. Top scorer Hannah Goldsmith firing Brightlingsea into a 4th minute lead. Chantry Grasshoppers coming back to level in the 20th minute. Brightlingsea responding straight away to retake the lead Paige Knight on target with her 12th of the season, Lucy Tilbury with her 13th of the season soon adding a 3rd goal for the hosts Goldsmith with her 2nd of the game seeing Brightlingsea race into a 4-1 lead with just half an hour played, Goldsmith completing a first half hat-trick late on her 19th goal of the season seeing Brightlingsea 5-1 up at the break. A less eventful 2nd half, Chantry Grasshoppers pulling a goal back midway through the 2nd period Brightlingsea securing the win. Bernice Corney and Sam Elliot scoring the goals for Chantry Grasshoppers.

Henley Athletic Ladies came into Sundays home match against AFC Kesgrave Ladies off the back of 5 straight defeats in the league that run coming to an end at last as they clinched their first win since the end of October. Emma Long scoring a hat-trick to move onto 8 for the season and a brace from Megan Tucker sealing victory. 5-0 the final score.

  Has been a very difficult start to the season for  University of Suffolk Women tough all round since joining the league last season, often not having the numbers available on match days suffering so eye watering defeats. Despite that have remained in good spirits and recieved plenty of plaudits from their fellow league clubs. 11 straight losses, University of Suffolk Women tasted victory for the first time this season as they collected their first 3 points at home to Ramsey & Mistley Ladies at the weekend. University of Suffolk capitalising on a slow start by their opponents to get themselves into a 2 goal lead Sarah Nash scoring her first goals for the club. Ramsey & Mistley pushing them hard to find a reply, University of Suffolk held them off going on to score a 3rd goal to win 3-0, Nash going to to wrap up a hat-trick.


The Round-Up – Suffolk 08/12/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th December

Suffolk Women’s Division

Brettvale Ladies leading the way in the Suffolk Women’s Division collecting maximum points from their open 10 matches. That run came to an end on Sunday as they suffered defeat in the league for the first time this season. Were hosting another in form team new side Holland Ladies who themselves with games in hand had only lost the one game this season and that back on the opening day to the other team with a 100% record in the league Needham Market Women Reserves. Brettvale scoring twice in the match with a goal for Lucy Brown and a 124th of the season for top scorer Abbie Fisher. Jasmine Cox always amongst the goals wherever she has played top scoring for Holland Ladies so far this season on target for a hat-trick at the weekend to put her on 19 for the season with Charlotte Warren netting her 11th of the season to secure a 4-2 win for the visitors stay 6th the gap to the top now 9 points Holland though have 3 games in hand on the leaders.

 That result sees Needham Market Women Reserves in 2nd close the gap to Brettvale to 3 points with 2 games in hand, their 100% winning start continuing away from home on Sunday starting the day 3rd against 2nd placed Alresford Colne Rangers. Again a 4-2 win for the visitors. Vicky Hall and Jasmine Warner with the goals for Alresford. A brace for Katie Moore taking her onto 15 for the season, a goal for Hannah Cobbold her 14th of the campaign and one from the penalty spot for Abbie Wilkinson her 10th securing Needham Market’s 9th straight league win.

Incredibly tight between the top 6 in the Suffolk Women’s Division, Bury Town Ladies in fourth spot closing to within a point of 3rd placed Alresford. Away to AFC Kesgrave Ladies the game played in windy conditions Bury weren’t at their best the sides contesting a goalless first half, Abigail Eley scoring for a spirited Kesgrave, Bury managing two goals in the 2nd period to win the 3 points.

Woodbridge Town Ladies the other side amongst the top 6 keeping pace with Bury Town on 24 points in 5th winning their 8th game of the season and 6th in a trot at home to University of Suffolk Women. Another high scoring game Woodbridge ending with a double figure win, 5 goals for top scorer Jenna Liverpool now rapidly closing in on 30 goals for the season. 5 goals too for new signing Lucy Eagle. A brace for Keira Hines moves her to 15 for the season. Stacey Hadley and a first of the season for Josie Haward in a 14-0 result.

Competitive in mid-table too in the Suffolk Women’s Division. Brightlingsea Regent Ladies in 7th spot beating Henley Athletic Ladies for the 2nd time in a fortnight, a 1-0 win when they met on the 24th November. A 5-2 loss following for Brightlingsea away to Bury Town bounced back well this weekend with a god 2nd half performance to capitalise on leading 1-0 at half-time scoring 5 more in the 2nd half to win the game 6-1. Paige Knight with the first half goal adding another on the hour to claim a brace moving her to 11 for the season. Hannah Goldsmith with a 2nd half hat-trick remains top scorer with 16 for the season. Lucy Tilbury also into double figure for Brightlingsea scoring her 11th of the campaign at the weekend. Enya Moore scoring for Henley Athletic who have now suffered 5 straight league defeats.

 Brantham Athletic Ladies up to 8th on the Suffolk Women’s Division as they returned to winning ways at home to Leiston St Margarets Ladies this Sunday despite trailing 1-0 at half-time. Sarah Cooper with the goal for Leiston St Margarets. Danielle Harvey with her 12th of the season getting Brantham back on level terms midway through the 2nd half. Lucy Dunnett firing the hosts into the lead with 15 minutes left went on to score another 5 minutes later to make it 3-1. Merlin Watson with her 6th strike of the season sealing a 4-1 victory in the 84th minute.

Brantham Athletic Ladies, Lucy Dunnett

A mini league forming at the bottom of the Suffolk Women’s Division, Leiston St Margarets dragged into the mix as Ramsey & Mistley Ladies and Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies battle for points below meeting for the 2nd successive weekend it was another close game between the pair struggling at the wrong end of the table. 2-1 to Ramsey & Mistley at Chantry Grasshoppers a week ago to see them win their first game in the league. A single goal scored by Bernice Corney enough this time around to see Chantry Grasshoppers record their 2nd win of the season and climb up to 11th above Leiston St Margarets in the process.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 01/12/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 1st December

Suffolk Women’a Division

It has been a tough start to women’s football for University of Suffolk Women, into their 2nd season have struggled for numbers in their opening 10 matches, losing heavily on a number of ocassions without a point on the board, despite that continue to battle on spirits high, another tough game at the weekend as they played host to league leaders Brettvale Ladies in contrast yet to drop points in the league this season, in form scoring goals. University of Suffolk able to the bare 11, Brettvale with a strong attack soon firing in the goals. Tarnya McKew with plenty of experience in the game netting 5 goals in the match to take her onto 12 for the season. Abbie Fisher, top scoring for Brettvale so far this season on target for 4 goals to keep her one ahead in the goal scoring charts on 13. Hat-tricks for both Amie Chippendale and Lucy Brown the latter with her first goals of the season. Claire Turnbull and Sheryl Nokes also amongst the goals 19-0 the final score. Brettvale opening up a 5 point lead at the top of the table with 2nd placed Alresford Colne Rangers not in action.

Needham Market Women awarded the 3 points a home win against AFC Kesgrave Ladies climb back up to 3rd a point behind Alresford still with a 100% themselves with 2 games in hand on Brettvale. 

 The battle for top half places as tight as ever below the top three and Bury Town Women 4th in the Suffolk Women’s Division table winning a 3rd straight league game and 5th overall in all competitions. At home this weekend playing Brightlingsea Regent Ladies. Olivia Hodges scoring a brace their were goals too for Kirsten Hutchings Stacey Roper an Mia Bambury in a 5-2 victory. Paige Knight and Hannah Goldsmith scoring the goals for Brightlingsea.

 Matching Bury Town Ladies on 21 points 5th in the Suffolk Women’s Division table are Woodbridge Town Ladies. Themselves making it 5 wins from 5 in all competitions with a good result away to Henley Athletic Ladies on Sunday in the league. Attackers Jenna Liverpool and Keira Hines with the bulk of their goals this season both amongst the goals again this weekend, Liverpool with a brace and Hines with one to see Woodbridge run out 3-0 winners have a combines total of 37 goals for the season so far.

Having everyone looking over their shoulders in the top half of the Suffolk Women’s Division table are Holland Ladies. The newcomers having lost way back on the opening day haven’t looked back since winning every game since, 6 straight league victories and with games in hand on everyone places to potentially gain. Their latest win coming at home this Sunday against Brantham Athletic Ladies. A strong first half from Holland seeing them dominate to have a firm grip on the points at the break leading 7-1. Brantham stepping up their performance 2nd half, Holland goalkeeper Ellie Cox making some excellent saves. Brantham managing to add another goal, Holland too to see the match end 8-2. Both Jasmine Cox and Charlotte Warren scoring a hat-trick each for Holland. Michelle Hodgson making her debut also on target with her first 2 goals for the club.

The final action to bring you from the weekend features another clash from the other end of the table. Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies celebrating their first win of the season and 3 points last weekend against University of Suffolk Women, were at home to Ramsey & Mistley Ladies who themselves had earned a good point against Alresford Colne Rangers. Both looking for more points as they met on Sunday, Chantry hosting. A close match it was Ramsey & Mistley who were at long last celebrating a league win as they emerged 2-1 victors to win the 3 points, Holly Hammond and Farren Varty-MacDonald with the goals. Bernice Corney on the scoresheet for Chantry Grasshoppers. 

Suffolk Women’s County Cup

One outstanding tie left to play form the 2nd Round of this season’s Suffolk Women’s County Cup taking place this weekend, Haverhill Rovers Ladies Development hosting Beccles Town Ladies. Haverhill keeping Beccles at bay despite the visitors creating opportunities to score in the 1st half the sides going in at 0-0 at half-time a different story in the 2nd half. Beccles opening the scoring through Lucy Robbens firing across the goalkeeper into the bottom corner. A 2nd goal soon following Robbens again the scorer. Beccles bringing on Francesca Catchpole introduced to the action for the first time, an exciting new addition to the squad her football put on hold due to a nasty ACL injury that had her out of action for 15 months soon after she was celebrating her first competitive goal for the club. Robbens going to the complete her hat-trick would go on to add a 4th goal. Catchpole marking her return to football with a further 3 goals herself to see Beccles Town win comfortably 8-0 and set-up a quarter final tie away to Needham Market Women to be placed in Sunday 19th January.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 24/11/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 24th November

Suffolk Women’s League Cup

This weekend seeing the Women’s League Cup reach the quarter finals, 8 sides looking to win a place in the semi-finals of the competition a new name could well be on the trophy come the end of the season.

  League leaders Brettvale Ladies away to former winners Brantham Athletic Ladies this weekend in the quarter finals. A 100% win record in the league Brettvale carrying that form into the League Cup, a brace each for Amie Chippendale and top scorer Abbie Fisher along with a 7th goal of the season for Tarnya McKew seeing Brettvale into the semi-finals courtesy of a 5-1 victory.

New side Holland Ladies reaching the semi-finals of the Suffolk Women’s League Cup enjoying a  good start to life drawn away to Leiston St Margarets, a physical game, both sides creating opportunities early on both keepers called into action Holland taking the lead in the 23rd minute centre back Sadie Cullen playing a great ball in the build up. Holland going on to find their rhythm, particularly, Jasmine Cox as she rattled in 4 goals to take her onto 13 for the season. Becky McDougall and Lauren Bourne with their 8th and 9th goals of the season respectfully helping seal a 6-0 win.

Bury Town Ladies at home to Needham market Women Reserves in the quarter finals of the Suffolk Women’s League Cup on Sunday ,3rd and 4th in the league Bury 3 points behind Needham Market with a 100% record so far in the league, suffered defeat in the cup this weekend Bury Town with a good result beating them 4-0 to advance to the semi-finals. Olivia Hodges with a brace celebrating her first goals for Bury Town, Mia Bambury putting away her 7th goal of the season with top scorer Julie Brind adding one more to her tally of 17 for the campaign.

Bury Town Ladies (photo credit Neil Dady)

Completing the League Cup semi-final line up are Woodbridge Town Ladies. At home in the competition this Sunday taking on AFC Kesgrave Ladies. Coming into the game off the back of 3 straight league wins Woodbridge continuing their good form with top scorer Jenna Liverpool adding 4 more goals to her tally for the season which now stands at 22. Lucy Eagle making her debut joining from Leiston St Margarets getting off the mark straight away with her first for the club. Two more players getting their first of the season too for Woodbridge with Stacey Hadley and Lauren Jacobs both finding the back of the net in a 7-1 win.

Suffolk Women’s Division

Three league games played in the Suffolk Women’s Division too this weekend and good results of sides at the bottom of the table. Ramsey & Mistley Ladies with a fantastic point won in a goalless draw with Alresford Colne Rangers currently 2nd in the table. Ramsey & Mistley earning their 2nd league point since joining the league this season. Alresford happy with the point too, had several regulars missing this Sunday presenting a opportunity to see what others had to offer pleased with the performance. 

Despite their 2nd point of the season Ramsey & Mistley fall a place to 2nd bottom as the bottom pair mat at the weekend Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies and University of Suffolk Women without a point on the board so far this season a tough start for both something having to give as they met for the 1st time this season. Chantry getting that much welcomed first win and 3 points of the season with 4 players all getting off the mark for the season, Sam Elliot bagging a brace, with Megan Le Grice, Louise Dickman and Felicia Harris all celebrating their first goals with Bernice Corney also on target in a 6-0 win.

After their heroics in the County Cup last weekend Henley Athletic Ladies were left disappointed this weekend after the final whistle as they lost at home to a single goal to Brightlingsea Regent Ladies in the league. Lucy Tilbury with her 11th of the season scoring on the hour to net the winning goal for Brightlingsea who climb above Henley Athletic into 7th spot as a result.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 17/11/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 17th November

Suffolk Women’s County Cup

The County Cup dominating in Suffolk too this weekend with the competition reaching the 2nd Round stage. Ipswich Town Women with an iron grip on the trophy have held sway over the competition for a number of seasons now and show no signs of letting it go, New sides rising withing the county alot of catching up to do but the game is growing mercilessly right now. 

  8 ties drawn for the 2nd Round two sides progressing without kicking a ball, East Bergholt United Ladies newly promoted to the ERWFL through due to the withdrawal of opponents Coplestonians Ladies with Needham Market Women’s new Reserves side also awarded an away win to advance. 5 2nd Round ties played this Sunday with the final quarter final spot to be decided on Sunday 1st December between Haverhill Rovers Ladies Development at home to Beccles Town Ladies.  

Ipswich Town Women having beaten former finalists AFC Sudbury Ladies in the 1st Round of the County Cup drawn away to Suffolk Women’s Division side AFC Kesgrave Ladies in the 2nd Round a huge gap between the sides Ipswich leading FAWNL South East Division One playing 4 leagues higher, scoring plenty of goals throughout the squad, attacker Natasha Thomas making her 100th Ipswich appearance heading in a cross inside 4 minutes to put them into the lead volleying in her 2nd 2 minutes later. Aimee Stretch heading in from a corner to make it 3-0 inside 20 minutes. Ipswich going further ahead through Chloe Dunn and own goal following then a flurry of goals with Amy-Leigh Abrehart and captain Amanda Crump making it 7-0 with barely half an hour gone Thomas completing a first half hat-trick with Zoe Cossey ending a mazy run with a powerful goal to see Ipswich 9-0 up at the break. 

100 Ipswich appearances for Natasha Thomas (photo credit Ross Media UK)

  Thomas adding a 4th goal straight after the restart adding a 5th goal on the hour with Cossey scoring in between. Crump heading in her 2nd of the game Cossey bringing up her hat-trick would score Ipswich’s final goal on 90 minutes, with Paige Wakefield and Ellie Rossiter adding a goal each in the final 10 minutes 17-0 the final score.

Needham Market Women playing their 1st ever season in Women’s football reaching the County Cup final itself last season, losing to Ipswich Town Women at Portman Road. A fantastic debut season finishing runners-up too in the League Cup and Suffolk Women’s Division have taken promotion to the ERWFL whilst establishing a new Reserves side. Were away to Bungay Town Ladies making a great start to the season playing in Norfolk Division One. Needham Market getting an early lead 1-0 with less than 10 minutes played Jodie Sharp’s cross/shot flying in. Lina Nagib putting the visitors 2-0 midway through the 2nd half nodding in at close range following good work from Francesca Rainbird. 2-0 the advantage at the break Bungay hitting Needham Market on the break for a goal in the 2nd half pulling it back to 2-1 on the hour, a tense finish Needham Market clearing one off the line from an 85th minute corner to maintain their lead at clinch the win to progress to the quarter finals.

Brantham Athletic Ladies recovering from a league run earlier in the season are beginning to find their form in the league were at home in the 2nd Round of the County Cup taking on Haverhill Rover Ladies who came into the match with a 100% winning start in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership joint leaders with Leverington Sports Ladies both promoted this season. Brantham Athletic coming out on top to win the tie 4-1 to book their spot in the quarter finals.

Brettvale Ladies leading the Suffolk Women’s Division with a 100% winning start were at home to fellow league side Leiston St Margarets Ladies in the 2nd Round of the County Cup this Sunday. Leiston St Margarets taking the lead in the game Brettvale getting back of level terms going on to win comfortably 5-1 to advance.

Another all Suffolk Women’s Division tie saw Hanley Athletic Ladies at home to Bury Town Women in the 2nd Round of the competition. Bury Town getting themselves into a 2-0 lead at half-time. Henley Athletic pulling it back to 2-1 with Emma Long scoring her 6th goal of the season. Time running out the hosts awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position central top of the D in the final minute, Amy Gilson with a well taken set-piece rifling the ball home to grab a last minute equaliser her 9th goal of the season for Henley Athletic. The tie going to a penalty shootout, Henley Athletic winning 4-3 to progress through to the quarter finals.

Suffolk Women’s Division

Two matches also played in the Suffolk Women’s Division this weekend. Alresford Colne Rangers with a chance to go 3 points clear in 2nd spot in the table close the gap on leaders Brettvale should they secure 3 points away to Brightlingsea Regent Ladies. A heavy lost at home to Holland Ladies last time out that didn’t look likely for Alresford as Brightlingsea’s bare 11 held onto a 1-0 with 5 minutes left to play. Lucy Tilbury with her 10th goal of the season firing Brightlingsea into the lead midway through the 1st half. The hosts tiring late in the game Alresford got it back to 1-1 in the 85th minute going on to snatch a last minute winner to take it 2-1. Rae Clancy with her 5th strike of the season and Zoe Bardell with her first of the campaign securing victory.

Woodbridge Town Ladies also climbing the Suffolk Women’s Division moving up into 5th spot this weekend as they won away to Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies. Their 6th win of the season putting them level on points with 4th placed Bury Town. A 3rd successive victory to coming courtesy of goals from top scorers Jenna Liverpool and Keira Hines. 5 goals for Liverpool gives her 18 now for the season from 8 appearances. Hines scoring a hat-trick has 12 now again from 8 played. 8-0 the winning score.


The Round-Up – Suffolk 10/11/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 10th November

Suffolk Women’s Division

Brettvale Ladies move 6 points clear at the top of the Suffolk Women’s Division taking advantage of 2nd placed Needham Market Women Reserves no being in action. Keeping their 100% winning start going now up to 9 wins as they secured the 3 points at home to Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies. The visitors without a point so far this season making Brettvale work for the win with a well organised and spirited display, Brettvale not at their best coming away with a 3-0 victory to keep their run going. Sheryl Nokes scoring her first goal of the season for Brettvale with Rachel White also on target for a goal along with Abbie Fisher finding the back of the net for her 7th goal of the campaign.

Bunching up behind the leaders, a chance for Alresford Colne Rangers to move clear of Needham Market Women Reserves in 2nd spot as they hosted new side Holland Ladies. Both sides in great form 5 straight league wins for Alresford they were brought down to earth with a bump on Sunday as Holland Ladies racked up their 5th straight league win scoring double figures in the process, beating Alresford 11-1. Charlotte Warren netting a hat-trick to move her onto 7 for the season challenging top scorers Lauren Bourne who claimed a brace to move onto 8 goals and Jasmine Cox now on 9 after too celebrating a brace. Lauren Lucas the 3rd Holland player to bag a brace in the match moving onto 5 for the season their were goals too for Elise Purser and Alisha Blake. Georgia Egner with the goal for Alresford. Holland up to 5th in the Suffolk Women’s Division still have a games in hand on the leading sides.

 Bury Town Women 4th in the Suffolk Women’s Division table closing the gap to the 2nd and 3rd placed sides to just 3 points after a 4-0 win away to Henley Athletic Ladies on Sunday, just 1 defeat in 7 played so far in the league the 3 points won on Sunday thanks to goals from Julie Brind who has 16 for the season. A goal for Kristen Hutchings taking her into double figures for the campaign. along with first Bury Town goals for Sophie Hemming and Hayley Turner.

Woodbridge Town Ladies climbing up to 6th in the Suffolk Women’s Division table winning for the 5th time this season away to Leiston St Margarets Ladies on Sunday. Back to back wins on the road Woodbridge securing a 3-1 victory. Samantha Butcher with her first goal of the season. With top scorer Jenna Liverpool moving onto 13 goals for the season scoring a brace. 

  Brantham Athletic Ladies the latest side to rack up a high scoreline against the depleted ranks of University of Suffolk Women, the visitors bottom of the table short on numbers battling on coming up against a Brantham side finding its form in recent weeks. leading 7-0 at half-time added a further 10 in the 2nd period to win 17-0. Rebecca Prime netting a double hat-trick. There were braces for Lucy Dunnett, Merlin Watson and Lucy Elmes. With a further 5 players getting a goal each, a first for Carra Marie Seeley with Maddie Hubbard, Jessica Ryan, Shannon Giles and Charlotte Archer all scoring.

The points shared in the final game to bring you this week in the Suffolk Women’s Division. Brightlingsea Regent Ladies travelling to play AFC Kesgrave Ladies. The visitors with the bare 11 available. Hannah Goldsmith scoring her 12th goal of the season to make it 1-1 with Abigail Eley netting her 5th goal of the season for Kesgrave.


The Round-Up – Suffolk 03/11/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 3rd November

Suffolk Women’s Division

Six matches played in the Suffolk Women’s Division this Sunday, Brettvale Ladies back in action this Sunday keeping up their 100% winning start to keep ahead of Needham Market Women Reserves by 2 points 8 from 8 now 4 played competitively were away to Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies this weekend who have yet to register a point a tough start to the season Brettvale with plenty of goal scoring experience in their side. Tarnya McKew and Abbie Fisher both scoring a brace each in the game have 6 goals each for the season. Kristie Turner and Claire Turnbull both with a goal each along with a first goal of the season for Rachel Linsdell and Samantha Hurr an own goal sealing a comfortable 9-0 victory.

Needham Market Women Reserves also keeping up thier 100% winning start to the season a postponed fixture seeing them miss out last weekend were back in action this Sunday at home taking on Henley Athletic Ladies themselves in good form coming into the game. Needham Market scoring plenty of goals at the start of the season opening the scoring inside the opening 10 minutes. Katie Moore striking from the edge of the box to make it 1-0. Abbie Wilkinson with a 25 yard shot scoring to put Needham market 2-0 on 17 minutes the hosts adding a further 2 goals midway through the first half to lead 4-0 at the break, Hannah Cobbold with both, through on goal for her first finding the top corner with the 2nd five minutes later. Soon finding their rhythm 2nd half Needham Market added a 5th goal after Cobbold’s shot was blocked the ball falling to Moore to send home on 54 minutes. Lois Balfour runaway top scorer getting a goal in the 70th minute to secure a 6-0 win capitalising after Ashleigh Goddard’s strike came down off the crossbar.

Match action from Needham Market v Henley Athletic (photo credit Ben Pooley)

Plenty of goals elsewhere in Suffolk at the weekend, Alresford Colne Rangers Ladies remain level on points with 2nd placed Needham Market as they themselves recorded a big win away to bottom side University of Suffolk Women, the hosts remain short on numbers, can only play what’s in front of you and Alresford in good form rattled in the goals. Georgia Egner moving into double figures for the season with a double hat-trick. Jo Harvey and Clarrissa Hodgkins with 4 goals each, Hodgkins first goals for Alresford. Kirsty Belfall, Abbie Hooper and Laurel Harknett all scoring their first of the season too. With captain Donna Leggett and Lauren Abbott also scoring in a 19-0 result.

Holland Ladies into the top half of the Suffolk Women’s Division with a 4th straight league win this Sunday at home playing AFC Kesgrave Ladies. The visitors short with just 10 available. Holland in good form Jasmine Cox scoring a hat-trick moving to 7 goals for the season there was a brace each for Charlotte Warren and Lauren Bourne taking them to 4 and 6 goals respectfully. Becky McDougall with a goal joins Cox on 7 for the season with Lauren Lucas and Kristy Lucraft also getting a goal each in a 10-0 win.

Woodbridge Town Ladies joining Holland Ladies on 12 points with their 4th league win of the season this Sunday away to newcomers Ramsey & Mistley Ladies. Last season’s top scorer Jenna Liverpool back amongst the goals for Woodbridge this campaign moving into double figures on 11 now scoring a hat-trick. Hot on her heels is Kiera Hines more than doubling her tally for the season with 9 goals now scoring 5 at the weekend, Woodbridge putting 8 past Ramsey & Mistley didn’t have it all their own way the hosts breaching their defence for 2 goals Amy Cook and Farren Varty-MacDonald the scorers.

Lastly the points were shared between Leiston St Margarets Ladies and Brightlingsea Regent Ladies at the weekend. Brightlingsea coming back from trailing 2-0 at half-time to draw the game. Lucy Eagles and Leanne Morphew putting Leiston St Margarets 2-0 up. Hannah Goldsmith with a quickfire brace midway through the second half rescuing a point for the visitors has 11 goals now for the season for Brightlingsea.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 27/10/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 27th October

Suffolk Women’s Division

Five games played in the Suffolk Women’s Division this Sunday joint leaders Needham Market Women Reserves and Brettvale Ladies not in action. Needham Markets trip to Bury Town Women falling foul of the weather. Brettvale actually moving 3 points clear at the top awarded a home win against Ramsey & Mistley Ladies. The fourth game so far in just 7 Brettvale have been awarded the points. Yes a perfect record but a hungry squad keen to play games having to sit another weekend out.

  With the side immediately above them not playing 4th placed Alresford Colne Ladies took full advantage winning at home to move 3 points clear of 3rd placed Bury Town and go level on points with Needham Market. Making it a 3rd straight league win too. At home to Woodbridge Town Ladies the sides meeting in the reverse fixture a month ago, Woodbridge with a good result winning 3-0. Kiera Hines getting a goal in that fixture on target for a brace this Sunday. Alresford have plenty of players within thier squad contributing goals this season found the back of the Woodbridge net for 3 goals themselves to win the match. Georgia Egner getting on the scoresheet with her 5th goal of the season. Vicky Hall with her 3rd of the season, there was a first goal of the season too for captain Donna Leggett. 

Also meeting in the league a month after their first encounter were Henley Athletic Ladies and Leiston St Margarets Ladies. The game at Leiston St Margarets finishing goalless. The return fixture seeing Henley Athletic hosting no less a tight affair this time around Henley Athletic coming back from a goal down to win the match 2-1. Grace Pemberton firing Leiston St Margarets into the lead. Shorolla Allen and Emma Long with her 5th goal of the season turning things around for Henley Athletic to see them win for the 4th time this season to close the gap on 4th placed Bury Town.

AFC Kesgrave Ladies also moving up the table this weekend into the top 6 of the Suffolk Women’s Division winning at home against bottom side University of Suffolk Women. The visitors managing to get 11 players an improvement on recent games matching AFC Kesgrave who themselves only had the bare 11 available. Ashley Bustos doubling her goals tally for the season scoring a brace for Kesgrave. Jade Cox getting a goal with three more players celebrating their first goals for the season in a 6-0 win. Alice Theobald, Lottie Aldous and Felicity Cooper making her first start of the season.

Brantham Athletic Ladies ending their early season slump have found some form to start moving back up the Suffolk Women’s Division a 3rd straight win in league and cup now. This Sunday at home taking on Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies. A bare 11 to for Brantham Athletic they nevertheless came out on top Danielle Harvey amongst the goals at the start of the season firing Brantham into a early lead would go on to add a 2nd in the 34th minute with Sophie Crabtree scoring in between to see the hosts leading 3-1 at the break. Ivika Thomson with the goal for Chantry Grasshoppers her first for the club. Crabtree with her 2nd of the match putting Brantham 4-1 up on the hour. Merlin Watson on target to make it 5-1 5 minutes later. Harvey going on to complete her hat-trick and add a 4th goal in the final ten minutes to take her to 9 goals for the season and see Brantham Athletic win 7-1.

Holland Ladies in 8th position in the Suffolk Women’s Division have now won 3 in a row in the league since suffering an opening day loss to Needham Market Women Reserves. Have played just 4 league games and have games in hand on all the sides above. Travelled to play Brightlingsea Regent Ladies this Sunday their fellow Essex side showing good recent form themselves with 3 straight league wins. Hannah Goldsmith scoring goals for Brightlingsea adding another this weekend to take her joint top scorer with Lucy Tilbury on 9 goals. Holland confident themselves in good form winning the match 4-1 to collect the 3 points. Becky McDougall scoring twice to put her on 6 for the season. Charlotte Warren also no target to get a goal along with Elise Purser scoring her first goal for the club.