Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire – Sunday 16th October
Across the two counties it was the 1st Round of their County Cup competitions this Sunday with just the one league match taking place.
Beds & Herts Women’s Division One
That game was in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One with Sharnbrook WFC hosting Hitchin Town Ladies. In 2nd going into the match Sharnbrook returned to the top of the table with a 3-1 victory Gemma Franklin scoring in the 1st half on 28 minutes. Rachel Jones getting Hitchin Town Ladies goals. Charlotte Mullins netted for Sharnbrook 8 minutes into the 2nd half to see them lead 2-1, Claire Smith adding the 3rd goal 6 minutes later to secure the 3 points.
Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup 1st Round
Their were 3 ties scheduled for the 1st Round of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup the rest receiving a bye into the 2nd Round. Woburn & Wavendon Lioness Blues were awarded the away win against Kempston Rovers Ladies to advance in the competition. The senior Woburn & Wavendon Lioness side, the Clarets are also into the 2nd Round following a 2-1 win at home to fellow Beds & Herts Division Two side Flitwick Ladies. Charlotte Demmon and Lara Billington with their goals in the 1st half on 23 and 28 minutes. Jess Coverdale on target for Flitwick.
In the other tie in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup it was an all Division Three clash between Shefford Town & Campton Ladies and Crawley Green Ladies this one going straight to penalties after the scores were level at 2-2 after 90 minutes. Jessica McNamara netting both goals for Crawley Green on he 10th and 44th minute. Lead 2-1 at half-time before Shefford Town came back to equalise in the 2nd half, Louise Grocott and Gemma Smith with their goals. Crawley Green Ladies went on to win the shoot-out 3-2 to reach the 2nd Round.
4 ties to be played in the 2nd Round of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup with holders Luton Town Ladies, AFC Dunstable Ladies, Bedford Ladies and Offley and Stopsley Ladies are receiving a bye to the quarter-finals the ties for the 2nd Round listed below to be played Sunday 20th November.
Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues v Sandy Ladies
Luton Town Development v Houghton Athletic Ladies
Sharnbrook WFC H-W Toddington Rovers Ladies (withdrawn from league)
Crawley Green Ladies v Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets
Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup 1st Round
A few ties in the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup weren’t played with sides advancing to the 2nd Round without kicking a ball due to sides withdrawing from the competition. Of the games that were played their were plenty of goals scored.
Both Sophie Joseph and Holly Sheridan scored a hat-trick each for Colney Heath Ladies away from home on Sunday the ERWFL Division One side taking on Bedwell Rangers from Beds & Herts Division Three. There were braces too for 3 players with Molly Slade, Kelly Gunn Adrienne Milton all on target for Colney Heath in a 12-1 win.
A similar story for Royston Town Ladies, the ERWFL Premier Division side at home on Sunday in the 1st Round of the County Cup playing Beds & Herts Division Two side Panshanger Ladies. Samantha Tinsley scoring a double hat-trick as Royston Town plundered 12 goals. Daniella Lewis also netted a hat-trick with Amy Cooper, Georgia Gannaway and Andrea Wright also putting the ball into the back of the net in a 12-1 win.
Beds & Herts Division One side Letchworth Garden City Ladies were hosting ERWFL Division One side, Stevenage Ladies Reserves on Sunday in the 1st Round. The visitors progressing to the 2nd Round with a comfortable 9-0 win. Katherine Calvert and Leah Littlechild both scoring a brace. Rebecca Day, Sherrie Evans, Jenny Hepton, Hannah Marshall and Rebecca Brooker also scoring.
Bishops Stortford Ladies of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One reach the 2nd Round of the County Cup beating Hitchin Belles of Division Two comfortably 8-0 at home. Brogan McHale with a hat-trick in the match, Lauren Maynard put the ball into the back of the net twice with Samantha Tant, Hannah Mead Mead and Kathryn Stanley all getting a goal.
Another Beds & Herts Division One side safely through to the 2nd Round of the County Cup are St Albans Ladies away on Sunday playing Division Two side Garston Ladies FC 96 both Suzanne Read and Ellie Lovelock scored a brace with Kayla Johnson and Sophie Lawrence scoring a goal apiece to win the tie 6-1. Jade Roberts with the goal for Garston 96.
Garston Ladies 1st team playing in Beds & Herts Division One are also through narrowly beating Hertford Town Ladies new Reserve side away from home, Kelly Kirwan and Bobbi Rhodes on target after they had Samantha Roads sent off. Emily Hook scoring Hertford Town Ladies Reserves goal.
Watford Ladies Youth have entered a number of their sides into this season’s Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup and one of these, Watford Youth U17s Hornets caused a cup upset knocking ERWFL Division One side Hoddesdon Town Ladies out of the competition winning the game away from home 6-2.
16 sides to contest the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup the ties listed below scheduled to be played Sunday 13th November.
Watton Ladies v Watford Ladies U17/U18 Wasps
Watford Ladies U17s Hornets v Wheathamsted Ladies or Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies
Royston Town Ladies v St Albans Ladies
Garston Ladies v Watford Ladies U19 Development
Stevenage Ladies v Colney Heath Ladies
Potters Bar United Ladies v Bishops Stortford Ladies
Evergreen Ladies v Stevenage Ladies Reserves
Hatfield Town Ladies v Evergreen Eagles