Sunday 1st October
Beds & Herts League Cup
This Sunday the action in the Beds & Herts Women’s football league switched to the cup with 6 ties being played in the 1st Round of the League Cup.
Houghton Athletic Ladies won the competition last season and began their defence of the trophy with an away tie against Division Three side Shefford Town & Campton Ladies. The Division One side hitting double figures as they advanced to the next round with ease, Emily Wilson getting half of Houghton Athletic’s tally netting 5 times in the game. Holly Thomson getting a hat-trick. Goals to for Ciara Craig and Shakeela Hussain in a 10-1 win. Michelle Smith with the goal for Shefford Town & Campton.
Northwood Ladies were another Division One side away to Division Three opponents in the 1st Round of the League Cup on Sunday playing Bedford Ladies Development. A brace from Yvonne Macalonan along with a goal for Emma Steele saw Northwood leading 3-0 at half-time doubled that score 2nd half winning 6-0 with goals from Scarlett Keightley, Jenny Hunnable and Holly Gilder.
Division One side Flitwick Ladies were at home in the 1st Round of the League Cup playing Potters Bar United Ladies from Division Three, Flitwick in control of the tie at half-time leading 4-0 the sides both scoring a goal in the 2nd half to see Flitwick through with a 5-1 win. Sky Evans, Kierra Gabriel and Faye Moxon amongst the goalscorers for Flitwick.
Garston Ladies, Beds & Herts League Cup winners 2 seasons ago started this season’s competition at home to Division Two side Royston Town Ladies Reserves. A hat-trick for Kelly Kirwan along with a brace from Emma Trill seeing the Division One side advance through to the next round with a 5-1 win, Harriet Smith scoring for Royston.
Division Two side Letchworth Garden City Eagles were away in the 1st Round of the League Cup playing Division One side Watton Ladies both still in search of a 1st win of the season it was Letchworth who claimed it winning comfortably Tayla Murray netting twice with goals to for Lottie Cartwright, Katie Smith, Louise Mylles, Amy Macklen and Rachel Mboyo in a 7-0 victory.
The final tie this weekend was an all Division Two affair with Hitchin Tow Ladies hosting Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires. The sides had met in the league just two weeks ago sharing the points in a 2-2 draw. Only one side scored 2 goals this time around seeing them through to the 2nd Round of the League Cup. The win for the visitors goal from Georgina Harvey and April Sprang seeing Welwyn win the tie.