Essex – Sunday 5th February
Essex Women’s Premier Division
Chelmsford City Ladies move 3 points clear in 2nd in the Essex Women’s Premier Division after they recorded their 3rd successive home league win in the league hosting 4th placed Eastern Avenue on Sunday, goals from Jessica Loble and Rosie Coe seeing Chelmsford City win the match 2-1.
One defeat follows another as Lawford Ladies lost for the 2nd successive match having been beaten in the Essex County Cup quarter finals by ERWFL Premier Division side Writtle Ladies last weekend they were dealt a blow in their bid to close the gap on Essex Women’s Premier Division leaders, Harlow Town Ladies after they were defeated 4-1 at home to Collier Row Tigers this Sunday.
3 successive wins for Wickford Town Ladies now in the league and cup as they won at home on Sunday playing Alresford Colne Rangers a result that sees them pull further away from the sides at the bottom of the table. In 8th place Wickford Town won the match 5-1 with the goals coming from 5 different players, Lois Curson, Autumn Ranger, Rachael Dipper, Anna Winfield and Charlee Twigg all getting their names on the scoresheet.
A good home win to in the Premier Division on Sunday for Chigwell Ladies as they beat 5th placed Runwell Sports Ladies in a high scoring match 5-3 to get all 3 points.
Essex Women’s Division One
The leading pair in Essex Women’s Division One continue to set a ruthless pace at the top of the table. Leaders Corringham Cosmos were on the road on Sunday playing 3rd placed Hatfield Peveral Ladies. Michelle Hodgson scored for Hatfield Peveral it was just a consolation however as Corringham Cosmos scored 5 goals at the other end to move onto 33 points, 3 ahead of 2nd placed Frontiers Ladies.
Frontiers Ladies made it 10 straight wins in the league on Sunday moving onto 30 points and crucially have 2 games in hand on Corringham at the top, also went along way to closing down their title rivals superior goal difference wracking up a large double figure scoreline at home to Wickford Town Ladies Reserves. Kay Foy (pictured) started the ball rolling opening the scoring in the opening couple of minutes. Wickford Town were to put the ball through their own net from a Frontiers corner to double the score on 8 minutes. In the 10th minute Kelly Holsworth scored from a free-kick to make it 3-0. Foy went on to get a 1st half hat-trick before 20 minutes were played scoring in the 14th and 19th minute sandwiched in between was a goal from Claire Davidson. Hayley King netting a goal to make it 7-0 on 27 minutes. Foy wasn’t done with her goal scoring 2 quickfire goals taking her up to 5, Frontier leading 9-0 went into the changing room 11-0 up at half time both Davidson and Holsworth scoring again. Two more hat-tricks followed in the 2nd half with Sharon Ferguson scoring 3 goals and the other an unfortunate stat for Wickford conceding 2 more own goals, still despite the heavy 16-0 defeat it was good to hear their players left the pitch with smiles on their faces.
FC Clacton Ladies took full advantage of 3rd placed Hatfield Peveral Ladies defeat at home to Corringham Cosmos to take the 3 points at home on Sunday and close to within a point of them in 4th in the Division One table. Were taking on Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves who scored twice through Emma Sharpe and Kayla-Marie Everett. FC Clacton trebling that tally to win the match 6-2.
Collier Row Athletic in 5th place in the Division One table at 2 points further back but have games in hand on both Clacton and Hatfield Peveral as they beat Benfleet Villa Ladies 4-0 away from home on Sunday.