Beds & Herts – Sunday 20th November
Beds & Herts Women’s Division One
Sherrardswood Ladies are the new leaders of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One moving above previous leaders Sandy Ladies who were in County Cup action this weekend on goal difference. At home this weekend Sherrardswood made it 5 straight league wins as they hosted bottom side Letchworth Garden City Eagles. Laura Cousins opeing the scoring on 7 minutes Laurie Marris (pictured) made it 2-0 10 minutes later, Cousins with her 2nd of the match on the half hour mark to see Sherrardswood 3 nil up at half-time. Marris added her 2nd of the game 2 minutes into the 2nd half with Victoria Little also on the scoresheet in a 5-0 win.
Bishops Stortford Ladies move up to 4th spot in the Division One table at the weekend with an away victory over St Albans Ladies, Natasha Coppin, Brogan McHale and Kathryn Stanley all on target in a 3-0 win. Like Sherrardswood and Sandy at the top of the table Bishops Stortford have lost just once in the league so far and have 2 games in hand on the leading pair.
Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two
Postponements elsewhere in the league saw just the one match taking place in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday a big win at home for Hitchin Belles as they entertained fellow promoted side Evergreen Ladies. Shannon Page scoring 5 goals in the match. Ruth Fox, Amy Jack and Charis Wakefield all grabbing a goal each too in an 8-1 victory. Natalie Maher with the goal for Evergreen Ladies.
Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three
History was made in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three on Sunday as Shefford Town & Campton Ladies won their 1st ever league match. Having had a difficult 1st season as a club had started this season with 2 draws and 2 losses equalling the previous seasons record. Put in a lot of work in pre-season preparing for there 2nd season and have the reward at last an away victory over Potters Bar United Ladies 3rd in the table in their debut season. A 2-0 win for Shefford Town & Campton, Karen Clark and Louise Grocott scoring the goals to win the club their 1st 3 points.
Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup
Elsewhere it was the 2nd Round of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup 4 ties to be played to see who would join the big 4 of Luton Town Ladies, Bedford Ladies, AFC Dunstable Ladies and Offley & Stopsley Ladies in the quarter finals. Sharnbrook WFC from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One were already through after their opponents withdrew from the league before the season started.
Also joining Sharnbrook WFC from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One in the quarter finals of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup are Houghton Athletic Ladies. Were away in the 2nd Round taking on Luton Town Ladies Development side. Goals from Ciara Craig and Emma Hawkes seeing them advance in the competition with a 2-0 win.
Elsewhere there was a casualty from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One at the weekend with Sandy Ladies top of the league going into the game knocked out of the County Cup by Division Three opposition away to Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues top of Division Three. Both Casey Chapman and Molly Hughes scored a hat-trick with Madison Drewett also getting her name on the scoresheet with a goal in a 7-2 victory. Sandy Ladies goalscorers, Jade Anderson and Amber Williams.
Both Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses sides are through to the quarter finals with the Clarets in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two putting their league woes behind them to advance in the County Cup away to Division Three side Crawley Green Ladies. Woburn were leading 2-0 at half-time thanks to a brace from Dominique Hull. Emma Payne doubling the lead early in thr 2nd half with 2 goals in 2 minutes to see Woburn lead 4-0, Crawley Green fought there way back into hte game Jessica McNamara with 2 goals to half the deficit, Woburn eventually winning 4-2 to reach the quarter finals.
The draw for the quarter finals has been made and the ties listed below are scheduled to e played Sunday 15th January.
Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets v Luton Town Ladies
Bedford Ladies v AFC Dunstable Ladies
Houghton Athletic Ladies v Offley & Stopsley Ladies
Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues v Sharnbrook WFC
Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup
Two outstanding ties from the 2nd Round of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup were scheduled to be played this Sunday. Garston Ladies and Watford Ladies Development U19s (the cup holders) will have to try again this coming Sunday after their game was postponed.
Elsewhere FAWPL South East Division One side Stevenage Ladies advance through to the quarter finals after a home victory against Colney Heath Ladies from ERWFL Division One. Daniela Martucci scoring a hat-trick for Stevenage with a goal each for Bolu Fisher and captain Donna McGuigan seeing them through with a comfortable 5-0 win.