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The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 05/05/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 5th May

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

The final day of the league season in the Beds & Herts Women’s football leagues this Sunday with just the League Cup and Chris Renshaw Cup Finals to come. Things settled in Division One with Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies winning the title 3 points clear of 2nd placed Northwood Ladies with St Albans Ladies who Hemel Hempstead will meet in the League Cup finishing 3rd. Joining St Albans on 32 points in 4th are Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires with a big win on the final day to mark a fine fist season playing in Division One. Leading for a good spell early on Welwyn have more than held their own in a competitive league following promotion from Division Two. At home to Sharnbrook WFC who have tailed away towards the end of the season Welwyn secured the 3 points courtesy of a 7-1 win.

Promoted as champions of Division Two along with Welwyn, Garston Ladies 2nd XI had a difficult start to life in the higher league bottom for a long spell simply not playing games had alot of catching up to do but a terrific run of form at last getting games played they have stormed up the league to seal a 6th placed finish winning 6 of their last 8 league matches. Away to Houghton Athletic Ladies who have been solid in mid-table on the final day the sides sharing 8 goals between them, Garston edging Houghton out to win the game 5-3. Charley Kelsey netting twice for Garston to put her on 15 goals for the season. Ruby Jager top scorer with a goal has 18. Holly Jury and Lauren Berryman also on target with a goal each. Emily Wilson with 15 goals for Houghton scoring in their final game along with Shakeela Hussain and Coral Beary with her first goal. Garston’s 2nd XI with one more game to play this Sunday at 11am The Chris Renshaw Cup Final against counterparts Garston Ladies 1st team.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

One game left to play in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two and having secured a 2nd placed finish in the league and promotion to Division One, Hitchin Town Ladies were away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies on the final day. Have enjoyed a strong season at the top for much of the campaign a big win to finish the campaign. Captain Emma Chaffey edging out Louise Gash to the top goalscorer position netting a hat-trick to finish on 18 goals, Gash with a brace not far behind with 15. There was a brace to in the final game for Rebecca Day her first goal of the season with Lauren Wyatt and Natalie Thompson also scoring a goal each in a 9-0 win. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

All set up for a dramatic final day of the season in Beds & Herts Division Three with the top 3 all with a chance to win the title. Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses top of the pile at the start of the day a point clear of both AFC Dunstable Ladies Development and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies. 

 Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses with just the 2 losses all season away to 3rd placed Kempston & Bedford in their last game. Kempston & Bedford with a strong finish to the season to put themselves right back in the title picture including back to back wins against Dunstable. Those Dunstable’s only defeats too having drawn 0-0 on the opening day going on to win their next 12 league matches to lead the way in their debut season in women’s football. The title out of their hands going into the last game needed the other result to go there way so long as they did there job away to Biggleswade United Ladies. 

AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies also making their debut in women’s football enjoying a good start and finish to the season whilst also reaching the semi-finals of both the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup and League Cup. Giselle Randall’s goals powering Woburn & Wavendon to the top of the league, she was on target for 2 more in the final game to put her on 39 for the season. It wasn’t enough as Woburn & Wavendon lost to see them finish up in 3rd spot with Kempston & Bedford winning the game 5-2! Chloe Urbanowicz with the goals early on in the campaign setting the tone for the season on the scoresheet with her 19th of the season. Kayleigh Humphries and Abigale Young both getting a goal a piece along with a first goal for the club for Chloe Hulett and Emily Kay. Kempston & Bedford finishing above Woburn & Wavendon.

That result seeing the Beds & Herts Division Three title go to AFC Dunstable Ladies as they got the win they needed against Biggleswade United Ladies. Bianca Vassell putting Dunstable into the lead late in the first half. Biggleswade not letting Dunstable have it their own way however as they came back to level the scored 7 minutes into the 2nd half. Helen Coster with the goal. Dunstable getting there noses back in front 10 minutes later with Vassell scoring her 2nd of the match her 34th overall. This time they held on in what was bound to be a nervous finish to clinch the 3 points to become Champions!

AFC Dunstable Ladies Development, Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three Champions. (photo credit AFC Dunstable Ladies Development)

 Congratulation’s to AFC Dunstable Ladies Development on winning the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three title.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 24/03/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 24th March

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

Five games played across the county this Sunday with two in the Premiership and a full fixture list in the Championship North. In the Premiership, Cambridge City Development leading the table saw their run of wins in league and cup extend to 12 matches this Sunday. A 5th straight league win coming at home against Histon Ladies Reserves. A narrow advantage for Cambridge City at half-time a 1 goal lead, stepped it up a gear 2nd half to score a further 4 games to win 5-0. 

  Third placed Cambridge University Women were awarded the 3 points a home win against Netherton United Ladies.

  Elsewhere in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership it is a very tight picture form 4th down to 7th with there being just 2 points between the 4 positions. March Town United Ladies the latest side to jump up the table going from 7th up to 4th with a home win against bottom side Riverside Ladies on Sunday. Riverside having just the bare 11 available some carrying knocks March held a 2-0 lead at half-time going on to add a 3rd in the 2nd half to win the 3 points, Emma Searle, Emma Frost and Kayleigh Churchyard the goal scorers.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

All six sides in action in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship this Sunday with the leading pair Ketton United Ladies and Wisbech Town Ladies both winning away from home along with an away win too for bottom side Pinchbeck United Ladies their 1st league win of the season.

  Ketton Ladies made it 10 wins from 10 at the top of the Championship North beating Cardea Ladies away from home this weekend. Ketton scoring 3 goals in each half to win the game 6-0, now have 69 goals for the season a potent strike force in Fran Kavanagh and Claire Lawrenson the pair have 64 goals between them this season, Kavanagh moving past 40 with 4 on Sunday, Lawrenson with a brace moves onto 22.

Ketton Ladies, attackers Fran Kavanagh (back) & Claire Lawrenson

 Three points behind Ketton with just the one league defeat to date Wisbech Town Ladies also won away from home on Sunday in their local derby match with Wisbech St Mary Ladies. Have a potent attack of their own as they ran out 7-0 winners to collect the 3 points in Sunday top scorer Sophie Swinden scoring 4 in the game fast closing in on 40 goals herself. Chloe Stanborough moves past 20 goals scoring twice on Sunday with Amy Newell also amongst the goals for her 12th of the season.

   Pinchbeck United Ladies also celebrating a win at the weekend their first league win of the season coming at 2nd bottom Hungate Rovers Ladies, a brace from Rebecca Navarrete as well as a goal for Chloe Gray seeing them win the game 3-1.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 10/03/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 10th March

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

 It remains an ever changing picture at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One, St Albans Ladies with a big win at home last Sunday the latest side to occupy top spot in the league. This Sunday they were hosting previous leaders Northwood Ladies who ha held fellow title hopefuls Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies to two successive 2-2 draws home and away. The lead changing once again with Northwood coming out on top goals from Danielle Tyler and Megan Warner securing a 2-0 win taking them a point clear of the chasing pack 3 sides all on 23 points.

  St Albans Ladies 2nd, Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires are 3rd joining them on 23 points in 4th spot go Houghton Athletic Ladies. An away trip to Garston Ladies 2nd XI this Sunday goals from Shakeela Hussain, top scorers Emily Wilson and a goal for Holly Thomson in her 1st game for Houghton Athletic seeing the visitors win the game 3-1 to move above Hemel Hempstead. Holly Jury with the goal for Garston. Hemel Hempstead two points back from the top 4 crucially have 2 to 3 games in hand on them all.

   Also in Division One this Sunday it was a home win for Sharnbrook WFC, earning the 3 points with a narrow victory over Sherrardswood Ladies, Francesca Novelli with a 22nd minute goal for the visitors, Sharnbrook scoring twice to clinch the win 2-1.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Hitchin Town Ladies won away from home in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday to close the gap to leaders Hitchin Belles back to 3 points with a game in hand. Hitchin Town were taking on Watton Ladies at the weekend. Got off to a fantastic start with Louise Gash through on goal to score inside 2 minutes, 4 minutes later the visitors were 2-0 up Mandy Cain-Murnane trying her luck from distance to score. Both sides battling the windy conditions Watton had a goal disallowed for offside midway through the first half. 2-0 it remained heading into the last 5 minutes Sherrie Evans with her first goal for Hitchin Town scoring in her 3rd appearance to make it 3-0 on 85 minutes, 2 minutes later it was 4-0 with Lauren Wyatt also into her 3rd appearance scoring her first for the club to see Hitchin Town win the game 4-0.

   A ninth league win of the season sees Letchworth Garden City Eagles in 4th keep the pressure on the leading pack a point now behind 3rd place Royston Town Ladies Development with 2 games in hand. Letchworth were away to Evergreen Eagles this Sunday. Kate Tempest scoring a hat-trick for the visitors has 7 for the season. Top scorer Tayla Murray also amongst the goals netting a brace to move onto 12 for the campaign, with Emily Jamieson also getting her 7th goal of the season in a 6-2 win for Letchworth.

   5th placed Evergreen Ladies were hosting bottom side Welwyn Pegasus Azures this Sunday in Division Two a good first half to the game saw Evergreen into a 5-0 lead with a goals for Rebecca Freeman and Natalie Maher along with her first goals of the season for Amira Nekikeche celebrating a hat-trick. April Spang pulling a goal back for Welwyn early in the 2nd half it was as good as it got with Maher scoring a 2nd of Evergreen to see them run out 6-1 winners.

   A single goal enough to secure all 3 points in the other game to report on in Division Two, going to Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies at home taking on Bedford Ladies Development on Sunday.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Two matches played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this Sunday. 5th placed Biggleswade United Ladies consolidating their position with a good result at home to Kempston Rovers Ladies. Sarah King doubling her goals tally for the season as she scored 5 goals on Sunday for Biggleswade to move into double figures. Tashai Simms also finding the back of the net for a goal along with top scorers Leeanne Davison chalking up her 17th of the campaign in a 7-2 win. Meghan Dimmock and Beth Prior scoring for Kempston Rovers.

  Stotfold Juniors Ladies climb above Kempston Rovers as a result of that defeat coupled with victory at home on Sunday in the league over Buntingford Town Ladies. Stotfold winning the game 2-0.

The Chris Renshaw Cup

One outstanding quarter final tie remaining in The Chris Renshaw Cup, postponed last time out Division Three leaders AFC Dunstable Ladies Development were away to Garston Ladies 1st team struggling for results in Division One. Garston getting themselves into an early lead 1-0 up after 6 minutes, Dunstable coming back late in the first half to score two quickfire goals to lead 2-1 at the interval, Holly Wilks and top scorer Bianca Vassell with the goals. Garston back on level term 7 minutes into the first half scored a 3rd on the hour to lead 3-2, that would prove to be the winning goal, Garston’s 1st team joining their 2nd XI in the last 4 of the competition, Jane Hales, Emma Trill and Lucy Zecchin the players getting the goals. 

  Both Garston sides with a home draw in the semi-finals to be played on the 24th March, Garston 1st team up against another Division Three high flyer Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses whilst the 2nd XI are up against Division Two title chasers, Hitchin Town Ladies.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

Norfolk Women’s Division One

  The final Round-Up for the county this year, although not the end to the football as Division Two looks set to continue through the festive period. Women’s Football East may well be at a couple pf those games if tempted (and that isn’t difficult).

  This Sunday saw a couple of postponement’s Thorpe United Ladies ending the year 9 points clear at the top of Division One having injuries to key players (goalkeepers) calling off their match at home to Sprowston Athletic. Two matches were played. Sprowston Ladies moving clear into 3rd position end the year 3 points from 2nd placed Aylsham Ladies with a game in hand. Sprowston ending 2018 with a run of 5 games without a loss were at home on Sunday up against Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves. A 2-0 win seeing Sprowston make 3rd spot their own.

  At last a positive end to 2018 for Bungay Town Ladies. Getting numbers back into their squad and with it the results have come as last seasons defending champions make it 2 league wins on the bounce and a total of 7 points from their last 3. The ‘old farm’ derby as they titled this weekends game taking on local rivals Beccles Town Ladies at home on Sunday. A positive first half for Bungay taking control of the matching winning 5-0 at the final whistle. The goals coming from Selina Rowland and Imogen McGregor. Shannon Dade also scoring her first goal of the season along with Fiona Burrage getting a goal on her Bungay debut.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

   A huge game at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division Two on Sunday with the leading pair both unbeaten so far this season going head to head. Leaders Fakenham Town Ladies with a 100% winning record away to Taverham United Women just two points behind in 2nd spot well clear of the chasing pack. Destined to be a close encounter and in the end it was just the one goal that separated the sides, Abbie Walker netting it for Taverham her 18th goal of the campaign seeing her side go to the top of the table as Fakenham suffer defeat for the 1st time this season, the sides meeting in the reverse fixture this coming Sunday.

  Long Stratton Women finish the year in 3rd position in the Division Two table climbing above Gorleston Rangers Ladies with a comfortable home win on Sunday against Freethorpe Ladies. Striker Samantha Walker proving a useful addition to the squad too hot to handle this weekend scoring 5 goals moving her onto 27 goals from just 9 games. A brace to for Emily Watts who has 13 now for the campaign seeing Long Stratton win 7-0. Long Stratton travelling to Freethorpe next Sunday.

   A Thetford derby this Sunday with the town’s young guns meeting for the first time in women’s football. Thetford Town Ladies at home to Bulldogs Ladies. A difficult start to lift in the league for both, Thetford Town struggling for numbers at times playing just their 6th league match, Bulldogs bottom of the table without a point, have nevertheless been competitve in several games. Melissa Boulton is Thetford Town’s top scorer a brace at the weekend taking her into double figures for the season. Emma Johnson getting the goals for Bulldogs scored another at the weekend to take her onto 8. Sara-Jane Langford also on the scoresheet for Bulldogs. It was Thetford Town celebrating the win at the end of the match however their 3rd of the season with goals from Laura Martins, Gemma Ramsey and Melena Smith seeing them to a 5-2 victory. Again the fixture reversed this coming Sunday.

  Two sides in need of a confidence boosting win met on Sunday with Horsford Women entertaining Hockering Ladies. Both newcomers to the league with a single win on the board each so far. Hockering struggling for numbers have rarely been able to field a full team which hasn’t helped them, 2 to 3 more committed players will in time make all the difference. Ending up with 9 against Horsford, Hockering did well to limit Horsford to 3 goals enough to get them that 2nd 3 point haul of the season. Robyn Penn scoring for Hockering her first goal in her new teams colours. Likewise the two sides meet in the reverse fixture this coming Sunday.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

Suffolk Women’s Division

  10 wins from 10 now for East Bergholt United Ladies at the top of the Suffolk Women’s Division, and a +100 goal difference already. Moved onto an incredible 104 goals for the season before Christmas with a home win against Brettvale Ladies this Sunday. Stacey Teager and Annie Northwood both finding the back of the net for two goals each, with Millie Wilding and Jessica Clark also getting a goal a piece in a 6-1 win. Iris Gunnarsdottir getting the goal for Brettvale her first for the club.

  All change below East Bergholt, Brantham Athletic Ladies neck and neck with East Bergholt at the start of the season slipping down to 4th after a run of 3 games without a win, a draw followed by a narrow loss at home to East Bergholt were away to Needham Market Women this Sunday having the best start to the season out of all the newcomers to the league. 3rd in the table Needham Market came out on top in a 7 goal thriller with Brantham to claim the 3 points their 8th win of the season taking them up into 2nd in the table winning 4-3. Lucy Dunnett, Kirsten Hutchings and Danielle Harvey scoring for Brantham.

  Alresford Colne Rangers up there too amongst the sides hoping to see East Bergholt slip up, climb into 3rd position in the Suffolk Women’s Division table with a big win away to struggling Haverhill Rovers Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Tiffany Reeves with a double hat-trick for Alresford top scoring in the match. 3 more players celebrating hat-tricks for Alresford with Jenna Cash, Vicky Hall and and Lucie Stanbury all getting 3 to their name. Laurel Harknett added two more with Christina Cash and Jasmine Warner also on the scoresheet in a 19-0 win.

   One goal is enough though to win the 3 points more often then not and Coplestonians Ladies claimed their 3rd 1-0 win of the season away from home on Sunday on consolidate their position in mid-table in the Suffolk Women’s Division. Were away to Brightlingsea Regent Ladies the sides locked at 0-0 at half-time. Felicity Cooper, getting the all important goal in the 2nd half for the visitors to secure Coplestonians 5th win of the campaign.

   0-0 after the first 45 minutes on Sunday between University of Suffolk Women and Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies it was a completely different story 2nd half with the sides sharing 8 goals between them and taking home a point each, Leanne Derbyshire and Amy Yeldham scoring 2 goals each for University of Suffolk ended the game with 10 with Christeena Sunny red carded. Charlotte Archer doubling her goals tally for Chantry Grasshoppers with a hat-trick with Bernice Corney also getting a goal for the visitors in a 4-4 draw.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

  Quarter Finals weekend in the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup, Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies reaching the final for the 1st time last season through to the last 4 again this season without kicking a ball after they were awarded the home win against Garston Ladies 2nd XI. The weather beating another quarter final with Colney Heath Ladies away game against Watford Ladies U23s postponed.

  That left two ties to be settled on the field this Sunday. Holders, Stevenage Ladies were hosting ERWFL Premier Division side Royston Town Ladies, a repeat of the final two seasons ago. Stevenage playing in the FAWNL South East Division One beating their lower league opponents with a confident scoreline to reach the last 4 of the competition once again. Ellie Searle scoring a hat-trick for the hosts. Nicole Emmings on target also for two goals. Ashleigh Deacon and Erin Pope also celebrating a goal each in a 7-2 victory. Joanne Rutherford with both the goals for Royston.

   Also booking a spot in the last 4 of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup are Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies. Pushing at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One were at home to Garston Ladies U18s in the quarter finals. Progressed with a dominate display recording a double figure scoreline in the process. Both Bianca Hedgecock and Natasha McConville scoring a hat-trick each in the match. Two goals each for Louise McCay and Lizzie Richardson. Charlene Turturici-Clarke with a goal along with two players scoring for the first time this season, Lorna Gover and Amy Shaw. Hemel Hempstead winning 13-0.

  The semi-finals taking place in the New Year Sun 20th January and are as follows:-

Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies v Stevenage Ladies

Watford Ladies U23s or Colney Heath Ladies v Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

  Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires ended a run of 3 straight defeats in league and cup competition with a good result at home on Sunday to keep them top of Beds & Herts Division One. Were at home hosting bottom placed side Garston Ladies 1st team. Katherine Calvert and Chemise Huitson both scoring two goals each for the Sapphires Danielle Aken, Janiece Allen and Georgia Quinton with her first goal of the season also getting goals in a 7-1 victory. Emma Trill with the goal for Garston. 

   Houghton Athletic Ladies brought an end to their poor run of results last weekend to put themselves back in contention for top spot in Beds & Herts Division One, kept that pressure up with a 2nd successive 3 point haul to move them into 2nd and stay within a point of the leaders Welwyn. Houghton were at home this Sunday up against Sherrardswood Ladies. The hosts claiming the win with a close 2-1 scoreline, Emily Wilson and Emily Peat’s goals the difference with Rhiana Rose scoring a 43rd minute penalty for Sherrardswood.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

   A 7 point lead at the top of Beds & Herts Division Two now for Hitchin Town Ladies as they won for the 7th time this season, a home win on Sunday against one of the sides hoping to chase them down 3rd placed Royston Town Ladies Development. Captain, Emma Chaffey moving onto 8 goals for the season netting another two at the weekend for Hitchin Town. Kitri Simon scored her 1st goal for Hitchin Town too with Robyn Wilfort on the scoresheet too in a 4-1 win. Olivia Sole getting the goal for Royston.

  Hitchin Belles move into 4th spot in Beds & Herts Division Two a point behind 3rd placed Royston now, 9 points between them and local rivals Hitchin Town, the Belles however with 3 games in hand. Were away on Sunday taking on bottom side Welwyn Pegasus Azures. Kiera How and Katie White scoring a goal in either half to secure a 2-0 win for Hitchin Belles

  Watton Ladies have been in a poor run of form in the league in Beds & Herts Division Two, coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in the cup last weekend, Watton had a boost going into this Sunday’s league clash at home to Evergreen Ladies. Sian Owens scoring 2 goals moving onto 7 for the season, with Codie Page scoring her 1st Watton goal sealing a 3-1 win for Watton. Rebecca Freeman on target for Evergreen scoring her 6th goal of the season.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

  New leaders in Beds & Herts Division Three with AFC Dunstable Reserves taking over at the top from Langford Ladies who were the only side not in action this weekend. Eyes on the prize for Dunstable as they kicked off at home to Stotfold Juniors Ladies on Sunday looking to keep up their unbeaten start in the league. Bianca Vassell with the large portion of goals for Dunstable so far this season scoring another 2 to take her onto 20. Madison Ashford, Lauren Brooker and Nicole Cameron all with a goal each too in a 5-1 win. Chloe Everton scoring for Stotfold. 

  Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses in 3rd spot also enjoying a great start to the season their unbeaten start ended by Dunstable, they themselves brought an end to another unbeaten start to the season at the weekend. Were at home taking on 4th placed AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies. Giselle Randall hitting a rich vein of form for Woburn & Wavendon moved onto double figures for the season netting all 3 goals for the hosts as they secured the win 3-2. Kimberlee Aldred plus an OG the goal scorers for Kempston who lose ground on the top 3 but still have games in hand.

  A high scoring match between Biggleswade United Ladies and Buntingford Town Ladies this Sunday in Division Three the sides sharing 8 goals between them Buntingford Town scoring 3 goals so too did Leeanne Davison for Biggleswade taking her onto 13 for the season, Sarah King also getting a goal with Jade Horsley finding the beck of the net for the 1st time this season Biggleswade closing to within a point of 4th placed AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College with their 5th win of the campaign.

  7 points now from their last 3 league games for Kempston Rovers Ladies, moving up the Division Three table their 2nd league win of the season coming away from home on Sunday against Bedwell Rangers Ladies. Goals from Beth Prior and Sabrina Stramaglia seeing Kempston into a 2-0 half-time lead. Bedwell scoring a goal in the 2nd half Courtney Edwards on target, had Leah Tomlin sent off, Kempston Rovers winning out 2-1 to collect the 3 points.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

 A varied weekend of competition across the county this weekend, the highlight being the quarter finals of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup. Sometimes had to find information in the County Cup competitions. All four games scheduled for this weekend Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds home tie against Cambridge Rangers cancelled moved to next Sunday. 

  The winners of that tie will be playing Burwell Tigers Ladies in the semi-finals after they claimed victory away from home in Sunday in their quarter final against fellow Championship South side Isleham United Ladies. Hannah Dewey scoring a brace, their were goals too for Vicky Murrell and Megan Seabrook-Mead in a 5-1 victory for Burwell. Emily Ingle scoring the goal for Isleham.

   An all Premiership quarter final in the junior Invitation Cup saw Cambridge City Ladies Development at home to Histon Ladies Reserves this Sunday. Megan Tonks on target with a hat-trick for Cambridge City way out in front in the goal scoring charts with 19 goals for the campaign to date. Hannah Lock celebrating her 1st goal of the season too for Cambridge City who ran out 4-1 winners. Bethany Fisher with the goal for Histon scoring on her 1st start for the side.

   Cambridge City Ladies Development’s will be at home in the semi-finals of the Junior Invitation Cup their opponents fellow Premiership side March Town United Ladies. A tough opponent for March in the quarter finals drawn away to Championship South high flyers, St Ives Town Ladies Development. The Premiership side trailing 1-0 at half-time. Came back well though in the 2nd half to level the scores before going on to win 2-1 to reach the last 4 of the competition. Emma Searle and Naomi McGarvie with the goals.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

 One game from the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup group stage this Sunday. In Group A, Championship North leaders Ketton Ladies were away to fellow league side Cardea Ladies. Goalless at half-time Cardea getting the lead with under 20 minutes left Naomi Hall with the goal. Ketton lacklustre managing to find a quick reply Beth Goodman equalising just 4 minutes later. The visitors finding the winning goal in the 90th minute Goodman on target for her 2nd of the match to see Ketton win 2-1 to keep up their 100% winning record not only in the league but Group A also as they join ICA Sports Ladies at the top on 9 points.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

  A 100% winning record now back on the table for Wisbech Town Ladies in the Championship North as they rejoin Ketton Ladies at the top of the table with 5 wins from 5 after the ‘result’ from their abandoned game with Ketton was removed. Wisbech were away to Pinchbeck United Ladies in the league this weekend were short on numbers physio Charlotte Rose drafted in as a substitute. Was soon called into action with Wisbech suffering a further injury blow. Pinchbeck lively performances improving too the lead in the game Rebecca Navarrette finding the back of the net. Wisbech came back to level the scores just before the half-time whistle Sophie Swinden getting the goal to make it 1-1. Wisbech going on to find the winner in the 2nd half Rose scoring the goal much to the delight of everyone.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

  One game too in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South with Haverhill Rovers Ladies restoring their lead to 3 points in the table with an away win against Park Ladies on Sunday. Joeli Kirby netting twice in the match taking her tally to 21 for the season. Two goals too for Kayleigh Nolan. Catherine Upton and Kayleigh Steed also getting a goal each with Elicia Cooper also a target in a 7-2 victory. Jenna Brown and Sophie Fenner scoring the goals for Park.

The Round-Up – ERWFL 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

ERWFL Premier Division

 The excitement is building week on week in the race for the title in both the ERWFL Premier and Division One. A constantly changing picture. 

  Acle United Women taking over top spot in the ERWFL Premier Division were at home on Sunday taking on Cambridge City Ladies a 100% winning record in the league for the visitors haven’t played a league game in over a month following on from their cup shenanigans. Back to the meat and potatoes this weekend a top of the table clash, Acle unbeaten at home going into the match. Both sides creating chances goalkeeping saves and the woodwork in play it was Cambridge City who would open the scoring  midway through the 1st half Bella Simmons header looping over the keeper to make it 1-0. Lauren Tomlinson with a strong run from the back sending the ball into the back of the net to make it 2-0 to the visiting side late in the first half. Cambridge City reduced to 10 midway through the 2nd period Sarah Mosley red carded. A nervous end to the game with Acle awarded a penalty with 15 minutes left Grace Birchall smashing the ball home. Cambridge though holding on to win 2-1 and make it 8 wins from 8 climb back up into 3rd spot.

Cambridge City Ladies, Lauren Tomlinson

   Moving up the Premier Division table back into 2nd spot are Peterborough Northern Star Ladies. Were at home on Sunday taking on AFC Sudbury Ladies. Emma Pollard staying ahead in the goal scoring charts netting a hat-trick in the game to take her onto 12 for the season whilst Katie Steward hit a brace to take her onto 10 goals. Cassie Steward also getting a goal has 8 for the season as Peterborough Northern Star ran out 6-1 winners. Emma Squirrell getting on the scoresheet for Sudbury.

  The two promoted sides comfortable in mid-table in the met one another on Sunday, Norfolk side Wymondham Town Ladies travelling down to Essex to face Harlow Town Ladies on Sunday. Wymondham short on numbers having just the bare 11. Harlow taking the lead in the 19th minute awarded a free-kick wide right the ball played in towards the near post headed in by captain, Kaydee King. That was how it stayed with Wymondham getting back on level terms on the hour Hannah Waters scoring to make it 1-1. 7 minutes later Wymondham took the lead themselves, Waters with the assist this time crossing for top scorer Laura Nicholls to find the back of the net. 10 minute left Harlow’s turn to pull the scores level from the penalty spot, Chloe Bassett driving the ball in for 2-2. 6 minutes left on the clock the Wymondham strikers applying pressure to the Harlow defence Waters pressing the ball popping up for Nicholls a 1st time strike to send the ball past the keeper and win the game 3-2 for the visitors.

   Bedford Ladies sandwiched in between Wymondham and Harlow in the middle of the Premier Division table won away from home on Sunday in their local derby against AFC Dunstable Ladies. A comfortable win 5-0 to Bedford with 5 different names on the scoresheet, Priya Bhatti, Michelle Byrne, Gemma Franklin, Sophie Mulvihill and Maya Sidhu all celebrating.

ERWFL Division One

 New leaders in ERWFL Division One a host of sides in the hunt to chase down Stevenage Ladies Reserves at the top of the table the side to do so, Bowers & Pitsea Ladies as they win away from home capitalising as Stevenage fought back twice to earn a point at home this Sunday.

  Bowers & Pitsea in a good vein of form unbeaten in their last 5 league matches including a 6-5 win at home against Stevenage two weeks ago. A goalless draw at home to fellow title chasers, St Ives Town Ladies last time out Bowers & Pitsea were on the road this weekend taking on fellow Essex side Lawford Ladies. The visitors getting into the lead with 10 minutes left in the first half Sheena Foley scoring direct from a corner. Into first half stoppage time and Bowers & Pitsea won a penalty as Danielle Styles was brought down inside the box, Styles getting up to take it fired the penalty in to see the scores level at half-time. 

  Bowers & Pitsea going on to take the lead early in the 2nd half a free-kick put into the area by Georgia Fraser put in by defender Taylor Parrish to make it 2-1 in the 51st minute. Styles with a strong run on the hour bringing about an own goal that saw the visitors go 3-1 up. Jasmine Cox put through on goal scoring for Lawford in the 83rd minute to set up a nervous finish, Bowers & Pitsea have come through one before quite recently and held on again to win the game and climb to the top of the table

   Stevenage Ladies Reserves dropping points for the 2nd successive match allowing thier lead at the top to be eroded battled back twice at home on Sunday to earn a point against another side firmly in the title battle Newmarket Town Ladies. Brooke Wickens striking in the 20th minute firing Newmarket into the lead. Were quickly pegged back with Emily Schofield scoring for Stevenage. Wickens on target again moments later to restore Newmarket’s advantage, took the lead into the half-time interval, it didn’t last long after that with Stevenage making it 2-2 in the 49th minute Cara Breckenridge getting the goal. The points shared.

  St Ives Town Ladies in 3rd spot in Division One close to within a point o Stevenage and 2 behind Bowers & Pitsea with games in hand on both. Unbeaten in the league were at home on Sunday against fellow Cambridgeshire side, Histon Ladies. A brace from Katie Stancombe moving her onto 8 for the season plus a goal for Top scorer Tierney Coulson seeing St Ives win the game 3-0. As well as an unbeaten start have by far and away the best defensive record in Division One conceding just 5 goals.

  King’s Lynn Town Ladies are down in 8th position in Division One but have games in hand on everyone and should they get a run going could yet play themselves into the tussle at the top with the sides above all capable of taking points off each other. Were at home on Sunday taking on bottom side Hertford Town Ladies. A comfortable win in the finish despite what you might have been led to believe. Tiffany Forshaw on target for two goals. Jodie Hopkins-Duckhouse, Oksana Imanalijeva and Olivia Baker with a goal a piece in a 5-0 win.

The Round-Up – FAWNL 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

FAWNL Cup

A mixture of league and cup action across the FAWNL this Sunday. Two games taking place in the 3rd Round of the FAWNL Cup, a place in the quarter finals of the competition the prize. 

  Was an all South East Division One affair with Cambridge United WFC’s long run of cup matches continuing with an away trip of AFC Wimbledon Ladies, this Sunday. A 1-1 draw between the sides in the same fixture on the opening day of the season, Wimbledon have pushed on up the league since into 3rd position now a point behind 2nd placed Billericay. reaching the 3rd Round of the FA Women’s Cup. A competitive game between the sides it was the hosts who took the lead scoring late in the 1st half Jenny Nagle getting into the end of a free-kick to score in the 40th minute. 2 minute later Wimbledon had a 2nd Caroline Bisson sending a shot past the keeper. 2-0 the lead at half-time proved to be enough despite Cambridge pulling it back to 2-1 with a little over 10 minutes left, Emma Jenkins hitting a rebound in from a corner.

  The other 3rd Round tie was an all Southern Premier Division affair with Loughborough Foxes Women travelling across to Wales to play Cardiff City Ladies in the Cup. A dramatic game that saw Cardiff City go 3-0 up before Loughborough mounted a terrific comeback to win the game 4-3 in extra time. Cardiff scoring twice late in the 1st half the 2nd from the penalty spot to lead 2-0 at the break. Went 3-0 up 7 minutes into the 2nd half. Cori Williams, Kylie Nolan and Grace Horrell credited with the goals.

  Loughborough finding the woodwork with two strikes early in the 2nd period pulled it back to 3-1 just past the hour, Becky Matlock getting the goal. The game closing in on the final 10 minutes, Shauna Chambers having already hit the crossbar hits a screamer from distance to make it 3-2, a dramatic final ten minutes Loughborough finding the equalising goal 2 minutes from time Laura Dexter scoring from a free-kick on the edge of the area to send the tie into extra-time. Rebecca Knight scoring what would prove to be the winning goal 6 minutes into extra-time heading home a corner.

  3 more sides booking a place in the last 8 of the Cup this Sunday, Huddersfield Town Ladies, Blackburn Rovers Ladies and Stoke City Ladies. Hull City Ladies travel to Bolton Wanderers Ladies this Sunday whilst Chichester City Ladies v Coventry United Ladies and Plymouth Argyle Ladies v Crawley Wasps Ladies are scheduled for the New Year.

FAWNL Plate

   Two ties also played in the FAWNL Plate this Sunday again the 3rd Round, Stevenage Ladies already through to the last 8 of the competition with an extra-time win over Ipswich Town Women last Sunday. 

  Milton Keynes Dons Ladies from the Southern Premier Division were at home in the Plate taking on Midlands Division One side Bedworth United Ladies at Stadium MK. A good start to their league campaign Bedworth 3rd in the table proved a strong opponent for Milton Keynes the sides locked a 0-0 going into the break it was the visitors who would take the lead, Jessica Lundie finding the back of the net for Bedworth in the 68th minute. Milton Keynes getting the equaliser to send the tie into extra-time, the home side going on to score the winning goal to make it through, Leah Cudone with both.

 Southern Premier Division side, Gillingham Ladies were at home in the 3rd Round of the Plate taking on South West Division One side, Chesham United Ladies. Sammy Booker opening the scoring for Gillingham on 21 minutes from a corner. Was soon 2-0 with Gillingham awarded a penalty kick, Ellie Manning scoring from the spot. 2 minutes later and the hosts went 3-0 up Booker with her 2nd of the game netting from a rebound. Chesham hitting the crossbar were also denied by some good saves from Courtney Shanley. Gillingham going further ahead in the 65th minute, Breon Grant lobbing the goalkeeper to make it 4-0. Booker going on to wrap up her hat-trick in the final 12 minutes of the game Gillingham winning 5-0.

  Also making it through to the last 8 of the Plate are Liverpool Feds Women, Barnsley Ladies, Middlesborough Women and Keynsham Town Ladies with Sporting Khalsa Women at home to West Bromich Albion Women in the New Year.   

FAWNL South East Division One

  One league game to report on this Sunday from FAWNL South East Division One a 6 pointer from the bottom of the table Norwich City Ladies hosting bottom side Luton Town Ladies. Aimee Durrant with the only goal of the 1st half giving Norwich City the lead at the break. Kathryn Stanley on target to score early in the 2nd period to give Norwich a 2-0 lead. Two further goals coming late in the game to secure the win for Norwich Abigail Tate and Rosie George both celebrating thier 1st goals for the club. Amy Summerfield scoring a late consolation for Luton. The 4-1 win taking Norwich into double figures and up into 8th place in the table. 

Norwich City Ladies, Abigail Tate

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 11/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th November

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

1st versus 2nd in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this Sunday with league leaders Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires travelling to 2nd placed Houghton Athletic Ladies looking to open up a 4 point lead at the top of the table. Braces for both Ellie Burke and Janiece Allen as they finished up with a comfortable win, Mary Lisle, Patience Ndlovu and Chemise Huitson all claiming a goal each too for Welwyn in a 7-2 to victory. Shakeela Hussain and Louise Spendelow scoring for Houghton Athletic who have no lost their last 3 league games after winning their 1st 3 to lead the table early on.

  Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies take advantage of Houghton Athletic’s defeat as they climb into 2nd place in the Division One table winning their 3rd successive league game this Sunday. Were away to Sherrardswood Ladies. Lizzie Richardson hitting 4 goals into the back of the net for the visitors. Top scorer Natasha McConville adding another to her tally too along with a 1st goal of the season for Charlene Turturici-Clarke in a 6-0 win for Hemel Hempstead.

  Playing just their 3rd and 2nd league games respectfully this Sunday defending champions St Albans Ladies were at home to newly promoted Garston Ladies 2nd XI. St Albans remain unbeaten with their 2nd league win of the season to lift them up to 4th in Division One. New signing Jessica McNamara scoring twice has 10 goals now from 5 appearances in the league and cup. Ellen Slater also scoring a goal has 6 now as St Albans won the game 3-1. Holly Jury scoring the goal for Garston Ladies 2nd XI.

Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup

One outstanding tie to be played in the 2nd round of the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup, Division One side Northwood Ladies, finalists last season at home to Royston Town Ladies Development from Division Two. Claire Cranfield scoring a brace for Northwood as they progressed to the quarter finals with a 3-0 win. Emma Steele celebrating the other goal.

    The draw for the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup is as follows:-

St Albans Ladies v Houghton Athletic Ladies

AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies v Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires

Northwood Ladies v Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies

Hitchin Belles v Letchworth Garden City Eagles

ties scheduled to be played Sunday 2nd December.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

There was some heavy rainfall around at the weekend affecting a handful of games Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two the most affected with 3 of the 4 scheduled league matches called off. Letchworth Garden City Eagles match at home to Evergreen Eagles the sole survivor, 2nd placed Letchworth consolidating their league position with a 4-0 win top scorer Tayla Murray scoring a brace. Katie Smith also getting a goal with Lottie Cartwright scoring her 1st goal for Letchworth as they close the gap to Hitchin Town Ladies at the top to 4 points with 2 games in hand.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Leaders, Langford Ladies opened up an 8 point lead at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three at the weekend a 6th straight league win coming at home on Sunday up against Stotfold Juniors Ladies. A comfortable win in the finish for Langford with Chloe Scott joining top scorer, Amber Clark on 15 goals for the season as she hit 4 into the goal. Clarke herself getting a goal, Pearl Houghton also scoring her 2nd of the season, Katie Gayner finding the back of the net for her 1st goal of the season in a 7-0 win.

   2nd placed AFC Kempston Town and Bedford College Ladies dropped points for the 1st time this season as their 100% winning start was brought to an end by local rivals Kempston Rovers Ladies on Sunday in Division Three. Celebrating their 1st ever league win last time out Kempston Rovers the visiting side earned themselves a point with goals from Chelsea Rose-Jeffery and Megan Dimmock in a 2-2 draw. Katie Hay scoring both of the goals for AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies who remain 2nd on 10 points, have 3 games in hand on the leaders, Langford.

  Matching AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies record of 3 wins and a draw from 4 games played are AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves as they move into 3rd position in the Division Three table. Opening the season a draw the newcomers have now won 3 in a row as they cruised to victory at home to Buntingford Town Ladies on Sunday. Bianca Vassell netting 5 times last time out scored a hat-trick this Sunday to move onto 11 goals for the season for Dunstable. Holly Wilks scored twice with Nicole Cameron and Ameerah Zaman-Choudary both scoring their 1st goals of the season in an 8-1 win.

   Just a point behind the 2nd & 3rd placed sides are Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses as they bounced back form their 1st defeat of the season against AFC Dunstable Ladies last weekend with a narrow home win against Biggleswade United Ladies. Leeanne Davison scoring twice for Biggleswade, goals from Laura Johnson, Amelia Glean and Lucy Bloye with her first goal of the season saw Woburn & Wavendon clinch victory with a 3-2 result.