FAWPL – Sunday 27th November
FAWPL Southern Division
3 games in the FAWPL Southern Division this Sunday with Tottenham Hotspur Ladies keeping up their unbeaten start in the league returning to the top of the league with victory away to Swindon Town Ladies. The goals all coming after they were held 0-0 at half-time. Bianca Baptiste getting the break through for Tottenham 11 minutes into the 2nd half putting them into the lead. Renee Hector made an immediate impact coming off the bench on the 59th minute scoring Tottenham’s 2nd goal a minute later, the lead extended to 3-0 just 3 minutes later Nikita Whinnett netting the goal. Kelley Blanchflower also finding the back of the net with less than 15 minutes to play to see Tottenham onto a 4-0 win climb back above Cardiff City Ladies who weren’t in league action this weekend.
Also moving above Cardiff City Ladies into 2nd place are Charlton Athletic Women with a home win against Portsmouth FC Ladies on Sunday. Charley Clifford putting the home side ahead on the 3rd minute. Samantha Quayle scoring for Portsmouth midway through the 1st half saw the sides go into the dressing room 1-1 at half-time. Charlton going on to take a 3 goal lead in the 2nd half before Portsmouth reduced the deficit late in the game. Kit Graham scoring to see Charlton go 2-1 on 64 minutes. Charlotte Lee adding a goal on 78 minutes with Clifford adding to her 1st half strike scoring on 83 minutes. Sarah Kempson pulling the goal back for Portsmouth in injury time as they go down 4-2.
In the other match in the FAWPL Southern Division it was a clash between the bottom 2 with West Ham United Ladies travelling to Uxbridge to play Queens Park Rangers Ladies. Julie Melfard giving the visitors an early lead scoring in the 7th minute. The lead lasted just 10 minutes Jenny Critchley finding the back of the net for Queens Park Rangers to level things up, that the way it stayed until the final whistle, Queens Park Rangers earning their 2nd point of the season the gap to West Ham United remains 3 points with a game in hand.
FAWPL South East Division One
Top of the table Cambridge United WFC saw their run of 8 straight league victories come to an end at the weekend a trip down to Kent to play Gillingham FC Ladies who themselves maintained their unbeaten start to the season. The home side taking an early lead Emma Tune fouled outside the box then stepping up to take the free-kick sending the ball into the back of the net. Cambridge came back to level on the half-hour Nicole Perschky making it 1-1. Gillingham went on to take a lead into the dressing room at half-time, April Bowers (pictured) scoring with 2 minutes left in the 1st half. 2 goals in 2 minutes from Gillingham midway through the 2nd half saw them pull in front a 2 goal advantage with Emily Symond and Amy Taylor on target to make it 4-1 in what would be her last game for Gillingham with her loan spell from Brighton coming to an end alongside Vicky Ashton-Jones. Gillingham taking the 3 points unbeaten with 7 played, in 6th place have 3 games in hand on most of the sides above them. Cambridge remain top spot.
Their lead however is reduced to 2 points after a win for 2nd placed AFC Wimbledon Ladies on Sunday away to Enfield Town Ladies. Were a goal down early in the game however as Enfield led after just 3 minutes. Captain Jess Trimnell scored for Wimbledon to level it up on 26 minutes only for Enfield to get back into the lead 6 minutes later led at half time. Laura Curtis got it back to 2-2 for Wimbledon on 58 minutes, the score level going into injury time only for Georgia Heasman to score the winning goal for Wimbledon 2 minutes into injury time to see them take the 3 points with a 3-2 victory, coming on in the 73rd minute to make her 1st team debut.
3rd placed Milton Keynes Dons Ladies travelled to 4th placed Actonians Ladies on Sunday the 2 sides sharing the points with a 1-1 draw. Both the goals coming in the 1st half, Carla Williams with the goal for Actonians Ladies. Rebecca Vass on target for Milton Keynes Dons Ladies. 1-1 was also the score between Stevenage Ladies and 5th placed Luton Town Ladies. The side bottom of the FAWPL South East Division One getting their 2nd point of the season. Stevenage took the lead captain, Donna McGuigan putting them 1 up. Conceded a late penalty to deny them their 1st lead win of the season, Zara Carroll scoring from the spot to make it 1-1 was later sent off for Luton.
Ipswich Town Ladies got back to winning ways in the league on Sunday and move up 2 places in the table in the process up to 7th win an away win against Denham United Ladies. Ipswich Town were a goal down at the break however, Lauren Cox scoring for Denham United in the 1st half. Ipswich coming back to level thing’s up Laura Guyon scoring for the 2nd successive match since joining from C&K Basildon Ladies. The winner coming in the 90th minute Lindsay Cooper with the goal her 1st of the season to see Ipswich Town take the 3 points.
Capital Women’s Cup
Postponed from last Sunday, Crystal Palace Ladies were at home playing their Capital Women’s Cup quarter final tie against Camden Town Ladies. Reach the semi-finals of the competition where they will be at home to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies in the New Year racking up a double figure winning scoreline. Lilli Maple netting herself 4 goals. Rochelle Shakes also scoring a hat-trick with a goal each for Megan Goss, Pamela McRoberts and Alma Donohoe also on target in a comfortable 10-0 win.