ERWFL – Sunday 16th April
ERWFL Premier Division
Team’s are playing out their fixtures across the ERWFL and the finish to the Premier Division title race could well be going right to the wire. Have been talking it up on The Round-Up for a few editions now and the scenario for a final day show down between Haringey Borough Women and Acle United Ladies is a reality. It was a simple scenario for both as thing’s started to evolve win all your remaining games and you win the title.
Haringey Borough Women were at home on Sunday taking on bottom side in the ERWFL Premier Division, Histon Ladies needing the points themselves if they want to overhaul Colchester Town Ladies 4 points above them having played all their fixtures. In 2nd Haringey Borough had the opportunity to move above Bedford Ladies kill off their faint hopes of the title after they ended the campaign on 40 points. A hat-trick from Julia Carruthers plus a brace for Klesha Darroux takes both onto 19 goals for the season. Anele Komani also netting a brace in the game with Karesha Iton also scoring her 1st goal of the season in an 8-0 victory taking Haringey top on goal difference with one more home game to come.
Acle United Ladies were as low as 8th in the table with games in hand when the scenario that if they were to win all those matches they would win the title themselves. Have done so each win taking them a little closer to the dream, in 4th place were playing Royston Town Ladies for the 2nd successive Sunday winning the home fixture 3-1 were away this time around. Despite a few early chances for Acle United it was Royston Town who opened the scoring on 20 minutes with Stephanie Hicks putting the ball home. The lead lasted just 6 minutes as Broghan Scully recently returning to Acle United after a spell with Lowestoft Town Ladies turned a Megan Todd ball back across goal into the back of the net. Todd herself scoring 6 minutes later to give Acle United the lead. 2-1 the advantage at half-time, Acle United couldn’t find another goal to kill off the game until the 3rd minute of added time, Jade Copeman introduced in the 85th minute scoring to see Acle United seal a 3-1. You can read Acle United Ladies match report from the game by clicking on the link below.
The 3 points taking Acle United Ladies above AFC Dunstable Ladies into 3rd spot on 38 points 2 behind Haringey Borough Women, have a game in hand this Wednesday away to Histon Ladies an 8:00pm kick-off at the Glassworld Stadium, win that and Acle United will go top of the Premier Division for the 1st time this season. Setting up a final day showdown between themselves and Haringey Borough a winner takes all match doesn’t come any bigger. The very best of luck to both sides… I will be there to see how the drama unfolds.
ERWFL Division One
In ERWFL Division One their was just the one game being played this Easter Sunday, crowned league Champions last weekend with 4 games to spare, Cambridge City Ladies were away to Stevenage Ladies Reserves. The away side holding a 1-0 lead going into half-time went on to win the 3 points with a 3-1 result, a goal for Bella Simmons along with a brace for substitute Philippa Witherspoon. Emily Scofield scoring the 2nd half goal for Stevenage Ladies.
Elsewhere Wymondham Town Ladies were denied an opportunity to play their final match of the season in front of their home fans awarded the 3 points against Offley & Stopsley Women finish their 1st campaign at Regional level in 3rd position with a County Cup Final, their 1st to look forwards to.
Has been a long hard season for Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies rooted to the foot of the Division One table with a single point on the board a developing side full of young players. Didn’t get to kick a ball in competitive action this Sunday but were awarded the home win and 3 points after Ipswich Wanderers Ladies couldn’t field are side. The preparations are already underway for the new season and Hoddesdon are interested in signing a few new faces take a look at their poster in the Club Advertising page for more details.