Category Archives: Suffolk Women’s Division

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.

 

The Round-Up – Suffolk 20/10/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 20th October

Suffolk Women’s Division

Needham Market Women Reserves and Brettvale Ladies remain neck and neck at the top of the Suffolk Women’s Division bot keeping up their 100% winning starts 6 from 6 now at the start of the season Needham Market ahead with a superior goal difference, two sides right behind Bury Town Women and Alresford Colne Rangers 3rd and 4th both on 15 points now well placed should either of the leading pair slip up. 6 games played in the Suffolk Women’s Division this Sunday and once again there were plenty of goals scored. 

Needham Market Women Reserves on the road taking on AFC Kesgrave Ladies this Sunday. Lois Balfour’s devastating form in front of goal continues 27 goals for the season now from just 6 games played hit another five into the back of the net at the weekend. Abbie Wilkerson also on target to score her 7th goal of the season. 6 goals for Needham Market they didn’t have it all their own way with AFC Kesgrave breaching their defence for 3 goals themselves with Abigail Eley, Sophie Maul and Chloe York all on the scoresheet in a 6-3 loss.

 Brettvale Ladies also on their travels this weekend taking on Woodbridge Town Ladies in mid-table. Jenna Liverpool on target to score her 8th goal of the season for Woodbridge with Madison Tribley striking in her first of the season. Brettvale though coming home with the 3 points scoring twice as many at the other end to win 4-2. Amie Chippendale and Abbie Fisher both getting their 4th goals of the campaign with two more netting their first of the season, Kirstie Turner and Amy Doyle.

  Having started the season well 4 wins from 4 Bury Town Women suffered their first league loss of the season a fortnight ago at home to another newly formed side, Holland Ladies. Bury bouncing back well to win in the League Cup last weekend were back in league action this Sunday away to Leiston St Margarets Ladies who themselves had only picked up 1 point from their last 4. Despite a first goal of the season from Thalia Cloke for Leiston St Margarets the hosts conceded 3 as Bury Town stay 3rd winning 3-1.

Alresford Colne Rangers keep the pressure on the top three sides a 5th win of the season this weekend keeping them on 15 points in 4th with Bury Town Women 3 behind the leading pair. Were also on the road this weekend taking on Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies. The hosts still in search of their first point of the season again struggling with injuries fielding just the bare 11. Bernice Corney getting no the scoresheet with her first goal of the season for Chantry Grasshoppers, a brace from Rae Clancy taking her to 4 for the season along with a 3rd goal of the season for Laura Abbott securing a 3-1 victory for Alresford.

Elsewhere in the Suffolk Women’s Division their were double figure wins for both Brightlingsea Regent Ladies and Brantham Athletic Ladies. Brightlingsea climbing up to 6th spot in the table as they win for the 3rd time this season were on the road taking on bottom side University of Suffolk Women who struggling for numbers at the start of the season are suffering heavy defeats. Lucy Tilbury beginning the day with 2 goals to her name opening the scoring going on to claim a hat-trick inside the opening half-hour. A flurry of goals towards the end of the match seeing her add a further 4 goals to Brightlingsea’s tally and put her ahead a top scorer. by a single goal over both Paige Knight and Hannah Goldsmith who both have 8 for the season now, Knight herself scoring a hat-trick with Goldsmith getting a goal in the 36th minute. Georgina Murray scoring her first goal for Brightlingsea the final score 13-0 to the visitors.

  A clean sweep of away wins this Sunday and an even larger winning margin for Brantham Athletic Ladies. Ending a poor run of 4 straight league defeats wracking up the goals this weekend playing Ramsey & Mistley Ladies. Emmi Bennett scoring her first goals for Brantham netting a hat-trick inside the opening 10 minutes adding a 4th on the 16th minute. Brantham in control adding a further 2 goals to lead 6-0 at the break with Becky Prime and Charlotte Archer with her first goal for Brantham on the scoresheet. The goals continuing to flow in the 2nd period, Bennett going on to score a further 2 goals to take her tally to 6. Sophie Crabtree scoring her first goals of the campaign scoring a brace. There was a quick fire hat-trick for Daisy Canny making her Brantham debut. With Prime and Jessica Ryan with her first goal for the club scoring in the final 10 minutes to see Brantham Athletic run out 16-0 winners.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 13/10/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 13th October

Suffolk Women’s Division

  Needham Market Women Reserves returned to the top of the Suffolk Women’s Division this Sunday continuing their 100% winning start to the season with 5 wins out of 5 away to Leiston St Margarets Ladies. Lois Balfour continuing her outrageous goal scoring form at the start of the season with a 5th successive hat-trick (alright she scored 10 on her own in the last game) for Needham Market as they run out 10-0 winners. A comfortable result Needham Market scoring plenty of goals all round Hannah Cobbold also on target for a hat-trick in the match their were goals too for Katie Moore, Abbie Wilkinson Taylor Cooke and Jodie Sharp with her first goal for the club.

Needham Market’s Lois Balfour (photo credit Ben Pooley)

Suffolk Women’s League Cup

Elsewhere in Suffolk this weekend it was the 1st Round of the League Cup. Back to back winners East Bergholt United Ladies moving up to join the ERWFL a great opportunity for a new name to get their hands on the silverware come the end of the season. Byes for Needham Market and Leiston St Margarets, Brettvale are also through the the next round given a home win against Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies, that left 6 ties to be played all beating the weather. 

  New side Holland Ladies drawn at home to face University of Suffolk Women another tough result for the visitors fielding 9 players against Holland who won back to back league fixtures a good result last Sunday away to Bury Town carried on that goal scoring momentum rattling in 17 past their opponents to progress. Becky McDougall scoring her first Holland goals netting 4 times Lauren Bourne scoring a hat-trick. Lauren Lucas and Emma Harvey both scoring two each the pairs first goals of the campaign. Megan-Leigh Lawrence and Jasmine Cox with a goal each along with first goals of the season for Keeley Brickwood, Charlotte Warren, Charlotte Robertson and Alisha Blake.

Bury Town Women themselves got back to winning ways away from home in the 1st Round of the League Cup on Sunday taking on an Alresford Colne Rangers side who were level on points with them in 4th going into the match. Bury Town winning comfortably in the finish, Kate Sandlan scoring a brace her first Bury Town goals. Norma Locker too with her first goal of the season along with Mia Banbury in good scoring form for Bury Town at the start of the campaign scoring her 7th goal of the season so far. Bury Town winning 4-0 to progress.

Brantham Athletic Ladies having lost a few players over the close season have been struggling for results in the league a battling performance in the League Cup seeing them knockout newcomers Henley Athletic Women in the 1st Round of the competition. Henley Athletic in good form since joining the league. Danielle Harvey scoring her 5th goal of the season putting Brantham Athletic 1-0 in the 34th minute the visitors working hard to keep their goal intact getting a much needed win.

Woodbridge Town Ladies were away to Brightlingsea Regent Ladies in the 1st Round of the League Cup on Sunday. The visitors getting themselves into a 2-0 lead. Lauren Mallett with her first of the season halving the deficit for Brightlingsea on the stroke of half-time. Woodbridge restoring their 2 goal lead, Brightlingsea getting it back to 3-2 on the hour with Paige Knight scoring her 5th goal of the season from the penalty spot. Woodbridge going on to score again to open up their 2 goal lead once again this time holding onto it to reach the next round of the competition. Top scorer Jenna Liverpool scoring a hat-trick to move onto 7 goals for the season with Kiera Hines also celebrating a goal.

Lastly AFC Kesgrave Ladies League Cup finalists themselves two seasons ago in their new guise having reformed this season were at home to fellow newcomers Ramsey & Mistley Ladies in the 1st Round of the competition. A good first half from Ramsey & Mistley seeing them leading 2-1 thanks to goals from Amy Cook and Farren Varty-MacDonald both getting their first goals for the club. AFC Kesgrave coming back in the 2nd half to equalise and go on to score the winning goal themselves to advance with a 3-2 victory their goals scored by Jade Fox with Sophie Maul and Chloe York scoring their first goals for the club.

  The draw for the quarter finals of the League Cup already made ties to be played Sunday 24th November with a 1:30pm kick-off:-

 Bury Town Women v Needham Market Women Reserves

Brantham Athletic Ladies v Brettvale Ladies

Leiston St Margarets Ladies v Holland Ladies

Woodbridge Town Ladies v AFC Kesgrave Ladies

The Round-Up – Suffolk 06/10/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 6th October

Suffolk Women’s Division

Heavy rainfall on Saturday and into Sunday playing it’s part in restricting the fixtures played with Norfolk completely wiped out, the postponements pushed down into Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Suffolk seeing 3 of the scheduled 7 fixtures called off. The postponements affecting the top two Brettvale Ladies and Needham Market Women Reserves it was an opportunity for 3rd placed Bury Town Ladies to take over at the top as they played host to Holland Ladies. 4 wins from 4 to start the season for Bury Town in good form Holland with a loss and a win to start their season. Back to back wins now for Holland Ladies as they inflict the first defeat in Bury Town this season a competitive game that saw a total of 9 goals scored, Bury finding the back of the net for 3 goals Lyndsie Duemmel and a brace for Kirsten Hutchings were undone at the other end conceding 6. Jasmine Cox with a brace with 4 players all celebrating their first Holland goals, Sophie Blowers, Kristy Lucraft, Sasha Moy and Megan-Leigh Lawrence.

That result allowing Alresford Colne Rangers to join Bury Town and Needham Market Women Reserves on 12 points as they bounce back with a 4th win of the season after suffering back to back defeats. At home to newcomers Ramsey & Mistley Ladies on Sunday in the Suffolk Women’s Division. The hosts securing the win courtesy of a 6-2 result with 5 players opening their accounts for the season, Lauren Abbott with a brace, there were goal each for Rae Clancey, Jenna Cash and Leia Rudge with Vicky Hall also on the scoresheet. Kathryn Wells-Garrett with both goals for Ramsey & Mistley her first for the side.

Newcomers Henley Athletic Ladies enjoying a great start to the season now have 10 points from their last 4 matches up into 5th spot in the Suffolk Women’s Division. Were the latest side to come up against University of Suffolk Women who remain low on numbers. Henley Athletic at home with a full squad taking full advantage, Amy Gilson helping herself to 6 goals. Mollie Frost on target for 4 goals her first goals for Henley Athletic. Emma Long scoring a hat-trick, there were goals to for Enya Moore, Molly Curran and Clare Bevan the captain with her first of the season in a 17-1 win. 

  The weather playing its part in the match between AFC Kesgrave Ladies at home to Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies, treacherous conditions, a goalless first half, Kesgrave taking the lead the goal leading to an injury to Chantry’s goalkeeper a replacement needed Kesgrave going on to score a further 3 goals to win 4-0 and climb into the top half of the table as a result. Ashley Bustos scoring a brace to open her account for the season. Jade Fox also netting her first goal of the campaign wit Abigail Eley also scoring.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 29/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 29th September

Suffolk Women’s Division

  Almost a full programme of fixtures in Suffolk with their being just the one match called of, that involving leaders Needham Market Women Reserves due to play away to Holland Ladies. Brettvale Ladies 2nd of goal difference taking full advantage to extend their 100% record at the star of the season to move 3 points clear at the top of the table. Albeit the first 3 wins awarded Brettvale officially beginning their season last weekend starting with a good 8-1 win away to Alresford Colne Rangers. At home for the first time this season on Sunday taking on Brantham Atheltic Ladies who had suffered narrow defeats in their previous two lead matches. Brettvale winning the game comfortably taking the 3 points with a 5-0 win a brace each for Tarnya McKew and Amie Chippendale, Rachel White scoring too in her first start of the season.

Four wins from four to start the season to for the newly reformed Bury Town Women joining Needham Market Women Reserves on 12 points 3rd in the table. A big win too for Bury Town away to University of Suffolk Women, the hosts short on numbers up against a strong side full of goals with 5 available on the bench. Julie Brind scoring 7 goals against the hosts herself doubling her tally for the season after just 3 matches. Stacy Roper scoring a hat-trick, was a brace for Kirsten Hutchings with Deborah Greeves and Steph Hanratty also scoring two goals each to open their accounts. Zoe Klimcke, Helen Cryer and Mia Bambury adding another goal each with Lyndsie Duemmel also celebrating a goal on her first start. A 20-0 win for Bury Town.

Woodbridge Town Ladies building on last weeks first win of the season claimed their 2nd successive 3 point haul at home to Alresford Colne Rangers on Sunday. A home win awarded previously move up to 4th with 9 points off the back of a 3-0 winning result. Last seasons top scorer Jenna Liverpool scoring a brace with a first goal of the season for Keira Hines. 

 Having forfeited their opening two league figures upon joining the Suffolk Women’s Division new side Henley Athletic Ladies are showing great form in competitive action taking 7 points from 3 played so far starting with back to back wins earned a good point away from home against Leiston St Margarets Ladies this weekend in a 0-0 draw.

    Brightlingsea Regent Ladies make it back to back wins in the Suffolk Women’s Division after losing their opening fixture and forfeiting their 2nd. A 6-1 win at home to newcomers Ramsey & Mistley Ladies last tie out were away to Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies this Sunday. A close first half seeing the visitors leading 2-1 the scoreline repeated in the 2nd period to see Brightlingsea run out 4-2 winners. Hannah Goldsmith celebrating a hat-trick has 7 goals for Brightlingsea from 3 played.  Paige Knight also on the scoresheet. Chantry Grasshoppers still in search of their first points of the season, Ruth Mallett and Shannon Cameron their goalscorers. 

  Ramsey & Mistley Ladies having a tough start to life in the Suffolk Women’s Division with 2 heavy losses to start the season, losing their opening 4 in total earned their first point of the season this Sunday at home to fellow newcomers AFC Kesgrave Ladies. The visitors short on numbers with just 9 available doing well to take home a point themselves the pair drawing 1-1 at half-time adding one more each 2nd half to see it finish 2-2. Ashleigh Mean and Holly Hammond with her first of the season scoring for Ramsey & Mistley. Abigail Eley and Sarah Jay also scoring her first of the campaign on target for AFC Kesgrave.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 22/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd September

Suffolk Women’s Division 

The last one of the week the latest league action from the Suffolk Women’s Division, plenty of goals scored once again two sides topping the table with 4 wins from 4 to open the season with contrasting results.

Needham Market Women have assembled a strong squad not only for their senior sides but too for their new Reserves side who have hit the ground running in the Suffolk Women’s Division scoring plenty of goals 60 now from just 4 games played. A huge scoreline racked up at the weekend at home to University of Suffolk Women playing their first game of the season. 28-0 is eye watering by anyone’s standards, Needham Market in form especially striker Lois Balfour 9 already this season, has 19 now! Scoring 10 herself at the weekend. Hat-tricks too for captain Amy Trenter, Katie Moore and Maria Smith. Braces scored by four more players Hannah Cobbold, Ashleigh Goddard, Milly Carter and player manger Freya Louis with Amber Leeks also getting her name on the scoresheet.

 An eye watering scoreline and not to rain on Needham Market’s parade one you don’t want to see but all results deserve some coverage. The Suffolk Women’s Division in a period of expansion great to see but these results will happen now and again. A plus 58 goal difference already for Needham Market already. A brutal start to the season for University of Suffolk Women have no details on their line-up or numbers, results you hope will only get better from here. 

In contrast Brettvale Ladies were playing their first game of the season this weekend despite having 9 points already on the board awarded home and away wins against opponents in their scheduled opening games. Keen to get going at last have strengthened ahead of the new season were away to Alresford Colne Rangers who had made a good start to the season themselves winning their opening 3 matches. Abbie Fisher making her Brettvale debut celebrating the occasion by scoring a hat-trick. Tarnya McKew making a huge impact coming in last season with her goal scoring ability beginning with a brace. A brace to for Claire Turnbull with Amie Chippendale also marking her Brettvale debut with a goal in an 8-1 win. 

Three wins from three at the start of the season see newly formed Burt Town Ladies up to 3rd in the Suffolk Women’s Division. The bulk of the squad made up of the former Walsham Le Willows squad they were up against Brantham Athletic Ladies at home this Sunday the pair sharing a 7 goal thriller all square at 2-2 at half-time with Bury coming out on top to edge the game 4-3 to keep their 100% record intact. Julie Brind scoring a brace for Bury Town, Mia Bambury also on target for a goal along with Zoe Klimcke, great to see her back amongst the goals after suffering a nasty knee injury last season. 

Henley Athletic Ladies forfeiting their opening two league games began their season last weekend with a 3-1 win over fellow newcomers Ramsey & Mistley Ladies. Made it back to back league wins this weekend away to Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies. Enya Moore making her debut for Henley Athletic scoring a hat-trick, first goals of the season too for Shorolla Allen scoring a brace. Amy Gilson on target firing in a goal along with Emma Long scoring on her Henley Athletic debut. A 7-1 win for the visitors Charlotte Fayers scoring for Chantry Grasshoppers her first of the season.

Joining Henley Athletic on 6 points in 5th spot are Woodbridge Town Ladies winning their 2nd 3 point haul of the season the previous coming from a home win ironically enough against Henley. A 2-1 loss on the opening day were away to AFC Kesgrave Ladies this Sunday in the league. Taking a 2-0 lead into half-time a 3rd goal added in the 2nd half saw the game won 3-0. Last seasons top scorer Jenna Liverpool netting a brace to open her account for the season. Rachael Haward also finding the back of the net for her first of the season for Woodbridge.

Elsewhere in the Suffolk Women’s Division there were first wins of the season for Brightlingsea Regent Ladies and Holland Ladies. The former at home to Ramsey & Mistley Ladies on Sunday. A 6-3 loss to Brantham Athletic on the opening day followed by a forfeited game Brightlingsea found the back of the net for 6 goals to win the 3 points at the weekend. A strong first half seeing Hannah Goldsmith score a hat-trick with Paige Knight also scoring to see the hosts 4-0 up. Knight scoring her 2nd early in the 2nd half would go on to score a hat-trick herself albeit one for the opposition credited with an own goal. Lucy Tilbury adding a sixth goal in the final 5 minutes for Brightlingsea as they collected their first 3 points of the season.

  A single goal winning the game for Holland Ladies enough though for them to win their first ever game in the Suffolk Women’s Division since joining in the summer. The former FC Clacton Ladies side way to Leiston St Margarets Ladies. Jasmine Cox amongst the goals wherever she had played on target to score her first of the season for Holland and win them their first 3 points.

 

 

The Round-Up – Suffolk 15/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th September

Suffolk Women’s County Cup

The 2019/20 County Cup competition kicked off in Suffolk this Sunday with 5 ties taking place in the 1st Round. Some county cup competition seeded others not across the country. Suffolk one of those that don’t. That saw current holders Ipswich Town Women drawn out of the hat to play at home to former finalists AFC Sudbury Ladies. Ipswich with a stranglehold on the county cup in recent seasons and with a new crop of U21 talent breaking into the senior sides no sign they are about to give it up. This a new look AFC Sudbury side a young squad going forwards. Sudbury taking an early lead in the match going 1-0 up, Ipswich straight back at them to level the scores inside 5 minutes with Sophie Welton through to make it 1-1. Ipswich going on to take the lead in the 18th minute from an Amanda Crump corner a powerful header from Paige Wakefield on her birthday to make it 2-1. The captain making it 3-1 5 minutes later as Crump lobbed the keeper from outside the box. Sudbury coming back to 3-2 then a poor goal kick intercepted leading to the goal.

  All action with not even half an hour played Amy-Leigh Barrett shooting into the far corner to score her 1st senior goal. Another youngster going to to claim her first goals for the club late in the first half with Zoe Barrett netting a 3 minute brace. Time for another goal before half-time with Abrehart scoring her 2nd of the game to see Ipswich 7-2 up at the break. Ipswich dominating towards the end of the 1st half continued where they left of in the 2nd, Lindsey Cooper heading home from a Crump corner on 53 minutes, Crump the unleashing a thunderbolt from distance to make it 9-2. Stoppage time seeing a further two goals added, Wakefield with her 2nd of the match, the final word from Crump completing her hat-trick.

  Needham Market Women reached the County Cup final in their debut season last tie out and will be aiming to achieve the same goal this season. Strengthening the squad as they begin life in ERWFL Division One North were at home to Woodbridge Town Ladies in the 1st Round of the competition on Sunday. The hosts leading 2-0 at half-time thanks to a brace from Lina Nagib. Defender Megan Stock heading home to put Needham Market 3-0 up 10 minutes into the 2nd half. On the hour new signing Jodie Sharp found the back of the net for her first Needham Market goal. Laura Brame also joining in the close season fouled inside the box, up to take the spot kick herself her 1st goal will have to wait as she saw her effort saved. Annie Northwood getting in on the goal scoring with 15 minutes left make it 5-0. Woodbridge capitalising from a scramble from a corner to get themselves a goal. Northwood making it 6-1 with her 2nd of the game to see Needham Market safely through to the next round.

  Elsewhere in the 1st Round their were convincing wins for Leiston St Margarets at home beating Chantry Grasshoppers 7-0. Whilst on the road AFC Kesgrave Ladies scored 6 without reply against Mildenhall Town Ladies. Bury Town Ladies are also through to the next round of the County Cup with a 3-0 away win against Waveney Ladies.

Suffolk Women’s Division

Three matches played in the Suffolk Women’s Division this Sunday with 3 sides making it a perfect start to the season winning 3 out of 3. Needham Market Women Reserves were at home hosting Holland Ladies, the Essex side making their debut in the league coming up against a side in form scoring plenty of goals too. Lois Balfour scoring a hat-trick for the 3rd successive match. Katie Moore also on target for a brace to see the game won 5-1. Holland’s first goal of the season scored by Lauren Bourne.

Three successive hat-tricks to start the season for Needham Market’s Lois Balfour

Also making a perfect start to the season are Alresford Colne Rangers. A good result this Sunday away to a side likely to be pushing for the top positions themselves Brantham Athletic Ladies. A narrow 1-0 lead for Alresford at half-time proving the difference as both sides netted 2 goals in the 2nd period. Alresford winning 3-2 with Vicky Hall, Danielle Leonard and Jasmine Warner celebrating goals. Lucy Elmes and Maddie Hubbard with the 2nd half strikes for Brantham.

Is a three way tie at the top of the Suffolk Women’s Division with 3 sides all on 9 points although the side in 3rd have yet to kick a ball. Sure Brettvale Ladies would have preferred it to be different as it doesn’t help goal difference but have been awarded 2 home wins and 1 away against their opponents for their opening 3 fixtures.

A baptism of fire for new side Ramsey & Mistley Ladies in their opening two fixtures in the Suffolk Women’s Division. Heavy defeats against Needham Market Women Reserves and Bury Town Ladies. A more encouraging result this weekend despite losing, were at home taking on fellow newcomers Henley Athletic Ladies playing their first competitive match of the season after forfeiting their opening two fixtures. An evenly contested match Henley Athletic getting their noses in front, Ramsey & Mistley coming back to level the scores through a long range strike from Ashleigh Mean. Two late goals for the visitors seeing them secure their 1st 3 points of the season. Molly Curran, Amy Gilson and Megan Tucker all celebrating their first goal for Henley Athletic.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 08/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th September

Suffolk Women’s Division

The last one of the week but certainly not least, just because it’s the shortest this weekends action from the Suffolk Women’s Division beating the rest of the county leagues to it starting last weekend there were 3 fixtures played this Sunday with some eye watering scorelines.

   Needham Market Women starting up a new Reserves side this season began with and 11-1 win. Now I’ve had a chance to see the squads for both sides, there 1st team winning 9-1 in their opening fixture in the ERWFL Cup it’s safe to say Needham Market’s Reserve side will be strong in the Suffolk Women’s Division. Were at home to Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies this Sunday racked up another huge win with 4 players going on to claim a hat-trick, Lois Balfour, Hannah Cobbold, Katie Moore and Abbie Wilkinson. Leading 7-0 at half-time went on to win 16-0 with Amy Trenter, Taylor May Cooke and Ashleigh Goddard also scoring.

  That though wasn’t the highest score of the weekend as Bury Town Ladies demolished newcomers Ramsey & Mistley Ladies… 22-0! A tough start to life for Ramsey & Mistley coming up against a very experienced side, Bury Town formerly Walsham Le Willows adding Kirsten Hutchings to their squad, she was on target for 4 goals alone along with Holly Turbill. Top scorer however goes to Julie Brind with a double hat-trick. Mia Bambury scoring a hat-trick with a brace each for Helen Cryer and Kirsty Pollard. Stacey Roper also scoring.

Just to prove close games do happen the final game of the weekend to bring you feature Alresford Colne Rangers at home to Leiston St Margarets both sides starting the season with a win two goals for Georgia Egner saw Alresford edge out their opponents 2-1 to collect the 3 points. Lucy Eagles scoring the goal for Leiston St Margarets.