The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 08/10/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th October

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

 One match played in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this Sunday and with leaders St Albans Ladies involved in the 1st Round of the League Cup, 2nd placed Northwood Ladies took full advantage winning the 3 points to go top of the table. Were at home to 3rd placed Sharnbrook WFC. Northwood got off to a great start Emma Steele opening the scorning inside the opening 5 minutes. Yvonne Macalonan then added 2 more goals on 13 and 20 minutes to put 3-0. With 10 minutes of the 1st half left Claire Cranfield made it 4-0. Sharnbrook pulled one goal back a minute later Charlie Mullins scoring. 4-1 the lead at half-time Sharnbrook battled hard to get back into the game Mullins scoring her 50th goal for the club halving the deficit 8 minutes into the 2nd half. Hoffi Pursey scored with 5 minutes left to make it 4-3 setting up a tense finish however Northwood held on for the win 10 points from their opening 4 league games.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

A 2nd league win of the season moves Royston Town Ladies Reserves up to 2nd in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two table level on points with leaders Garston Ladies 2nd XI. Away to Evergreen Eagles on Sunday a hat-trick for Harriet Smith along with a goal for Aimee Holden sealing a 4-1 victory. Samantha Takis with the goal for Evergreen Eagles.

   Both Hitchin Belles and Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires could have gone top of the Division Two table with the 3 points had they claimed victory on Sunday as it was they had to settle for a share of the points in a high scoring draw. A 2-1 half-time lead for home side Hitchin Belles the scoreline was reversed 2nd half to see the sides draw 3-3. Amy Jack, Shannon Page and Emma Wells scoring the goals for Hitchin Belles. Sophie Mandel along with a brace for Danielle Aken the goalscorers for Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Four matches played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this weekend, Welwyn Pegasus Azures claiming a 4th straight league win to open the season to take them 5 points clear at the top of the table. At home to another 100% winning side Shefford Town & Campton Ladies the Azures came out on top in a high scoring match a 3-2 lead at half-time thanks to a 1st half hat-trick for Janiece Allen adding a 4th goal early in the 2nd half Fiona Davies and Anja Fletchman Brown also scoring late in the 2nd half to secure a 6-3 win. Shefford Town’s goals scored by Michelle Smith getting a brace along with an own goal.

Bedford Ladies Development drop points for the 1st time this season after being held to a draw away to Evergreen Ladies on Sunday. Paige Abraham giving Bedford a 10th minute lead. Evergreen equalising through Samantha Jackson.

  Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies made it 2 wins from 2 in the league to climb up to 4th in the Division Three table with an away win on Sunday against Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets. A narrow 2-1 win a brace from Sophia Pidgeon cancelling out an own goal scored at the other end.

  Bedwell Rangers Ladies move off the bottom of the Division Three table after they claimed their 1st win of the season this weekend after losing their previous 3 opening league games away to Potters Bar United Ladies also without a win this season. Goals from Charlotte Crosbie-Smith and Hannah Manton along with a hat-trick for Jessica Sullivan seeing Bedwell celebrate a 5-1 win.

Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup

Two fixtures from the 1st Round of the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup played this Sunday and all Division One clash between St Albans Town Ladies at home to Sherrardswood Ladies. 27 goals from their opening 3 league matches including an 8-1 win at home to Sherrardswood, St Albans continued their hot scoring streak into the League Cup 4-0 up inside the opening 15 minutes, Suzanne Read claiming a hat-trick, Michaela Johnson also getting a goal. Chloe Reeves making it 5-0 before half-time. Read added a 4th goal to her name 5 minutes into the 2nd half then Kiran Reyat made it 7-0 10 minutes into the 2nd half before Francesca Novelli pulled a goal back for Sherrardswood. Eleanor Lovelock scored on 66 to extend St Albans lead Johnson with her 2nd of the game and a goal for Nicola Dark securing a 10-1 win.

Also progressing in the League Cup are Division Two leaders Garston Ladies 2nd XI after they secured a 4-2 home win against fellow Division Two side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues. Lauren Berryman scoring twice for Garston their were goal too for Charlotte Dormer and Charley Kelsey. Amy Gibbons and Georgia Payne scoring for Woburn & Wavendon.