Essex – Sunday 8th January
Essex Women’s Premier Division
Just a handful of matches in the 2 Division’s across Essex to start 2017. With Essex Women’s Premier Division leaders, Harlow Town Ladies not in action it was a chance for Lawford Ladies to close the 5 point gap in 2nd, having led the table for much of the early part of the season Harlow Town with a 100% winning start moving to the top in December. Lawford began the year away to Alresford Colne Rangers, Jasmine Cox netting 4 goals for the visitors, Jade Heath and Daisy Canny also scoring a goal each in a 6-0 win to close the gap at the top to 2 points.
Eastern Avenue in 3rd place in the Essex Women’s Premier Division also enjoyed a good run towards the end of 2016 to move them up the table, continued that form at home this Sunday taking on Chigwell Ladies. 2 goals for Katie Peers in the game with Abbey Dell and Tayla Hudson also putting the ball into the back of the net in a 4-1 to secure all 3 points.
Like the 2 sides above them 4th placed Runwell Sports Ladies showed good form towards the end of the year keeping pace with Eastern Avenue the gap between them just a point as they also started 2017 with a home win taking on another of the promoted sides, Wickford Town Ladies on Sunday winning the game 3-0.
Essex Women’s Division One
The top two of Corringham Cosmos and Frontiers Ladies weren’t in action in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday. It was an opportunity for 3rd placed Hatfield Peveral Ladies to try and close the gap to the top 2 as they began 2017 with a home game against, Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Failed to capitalise however as they were beaten 3-1 by the visitors with Mia Brisley scoring 3 goals for Chelmsford City to see them climb a couple of places in the table up to 5th. Cara Wilsher scoring the goal in the 1st half for Hatfield Peveral.
In the other game played in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday, Collier Row Athletic won away from home beating Wickford Town Ladies Reserves 7-0 to climb up from 6th to 4th in the table.