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.