Cambridgeshire – Sunday 27th November
Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership
One game from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership with Bar Hill Ladies hosting ICA Sports Ladies on Sunday a win for Bar Hill seeing them climb up into 3rd place in the table go level on 12 points with leaders Cambridge United WFC Reserves and 2nd placed Newmarket Town Ladies matching both their records with 4 wins and a loss from 5 played. Laura Spaxman netting a hat-trick in the game for Bar Hill, 2 goals for Anna Jepshon plus a goal for Naomi Ingarfield in a 6-1 win, ICA Sports reduced to 10 players after just 15 minutes with Bella Winn red carded. Carmen Herridge scoring their goal.
Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup
Elsewhere across the county the Group stage of the new look Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup continued. A mini league format 8 Groups with 3 or 4 teams in each with the winners progressing to the quarter finals in the New Year. 4 groups were decided this weekend. Cambridge United WFC Reserves were already through topping Group B.
In Group A it’s a Championship North side that progress into the knock-out stages with a big home win on Sunday. Wisbech St Mary Ladies playing host to fellow Championship North side, Hungate Rovers Ladies. An own goal in the opening 3 minutes getting thing’s started for Wisbech St Mary, from then on Lauren Lewis was the star of the show scoring a 1st half hat-trick then adding 2 further goals in the 2nd half to see Wisbech St Mary Ladies top Group A with a 6-0 win.
In Group C, Riverside Rovers Reserves from the Championship South won at home against fellow league side St Ives Rangers WFC. Goals from Lianna Bell, Clare Knibbs plus a brace from Anna Haun the 2nd from the penalty spot seeing them win the match 4-1. Ellen Chapman scoring for St Ives Rangers. Riverside currently top Group C on goal difference however Premiership side Cambridge University Women have their final game next Sunday and are favourites to top the group go through. An away win awarded to Netherton United Ladies in Group D sees them top of the table with the group to be decided next weekend.
In Group E, Bar Hill Ladies had already qualified for the quarter finals. Milton Ladies from the Championship South taking on Cambridge Rangers from the same league in the final match in the group. Milton Ladies winning the match edging the result 3-2 on Sunday. Kirsty Lemmon-Sparkes adding 2 more goals to her seasons tally with Lauren Threadgold also on target with a goal.
Group F in the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup was where the Supporting Women’s Football Blog headed at the weekend to watch a winner takes all match. The only group with 2 Premiership sides in it both Newmarket Town Ladies and Is Ives Town Ladies tied on 6 points at the top haven both beaten the groups other sides, Isleham United Ladies and Fulbourn Bluebirds from the Championship South. The sides 2nd and 3rd in the Premiership going into the game, Newmarket held top spot courtesy of goal difference.
Newmarket creating the early chances the St Ives defence holding firm, the visitors took the lead midway through the 1st half counter attacking Sophie Marheineke playing Georgia Stancombe in behind to round the keeper inside the box and score. 4 minutes later the lead was doubled. Marheineke involved again helping to set up Sasha Smith the St Ives captain sending her shot past the keeper into the back of the net. Held onto the 2-0 lead for the rest of the match scoring a 3rd goal late on in the 2nd half substitute Jade Carpenter capitalising on a goalkeeper error to put the ball into the back of the net. The whole match report can be found further down the page on the website or by clicking on the link below.
Isleham United Ladies hosted Fulbourn Bluebirds on Sunday also in Group F either side looking for their 1st points in the group. 2 goals for Katie Luddy plus a goal for Krissie Taylor saw Fulbourn Bluebirds pick up the 3 points finish 3rd. Laura McAllister scoring for Isleham United the final score 3-1.
No game in Group G this Sunday will be decided this coming weekend. Two matches in Group H. Championship North side, P&L Motors Diamonds sitting top after the weekends results after they came out on top of a 7 goal thriller at home to Premiership side Park Ladies. who scored through Danielle Green, Amy Newell and Erin Powell wasn’t to be enough to get anything from the game as they exit the League cup with a 4-3 defeat. Two Championship sides met in the other Group H match on Sunday, Championship North side March Town United Ladies hosting Championship South side Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves. 2 goals for Danni Youngs plus 1 for Dominika Szary seeing Newmarket win the game pick up 3 points in their final match in the group. 3-1 the final score Louise Barbour scoring for March Town United who play P&L Motors Diamonds in the final game need to win by a big score to top the group.