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The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 20/10/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 20th October

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

County Cup action for the majority across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire this weekend. We’ll begin with the Bedfordshire Women’s competition reaching the 2nd Round stage 3 ties scheduled to see who would be joining the seeded teams in the quarter finals. In the end one game played, Langford Ladies leading Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two receiving a home win. The game between Bedford Ladies Development & Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses listed as cancelled at the moment. That left one game to be played and a tasty looking contested too between AFC Dunstable Women Blues & AFC  Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies. Both promoted to Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two this season where both with fancy their chances of making it a 2nd successive promotion. Meeting in the County Cup this weekend Dunstable at home fell behind in the 15th minute, hit back straight away to level the scores top scorer Bianca Vassell making it 1-1. Kempston retaking the lead in the 23rd minute quickly added a 3rd goal. Vassell with her 14th goal of the season pulling it back to 3-2 in the final minute of the first half. Kempston’s turn for an immediate reply scoring a 4th goal to lead 4-2 at half-time. A the goals reserved for the 1st half neither side finding the back of their opponents net for a goal 2nd half Kempston booking their spot in the quarter finals. Bex Cray scoring a brace with goals too for Charlie Mullins and Hannah Humphries scoring her first goal of the season.

The quarter finals of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup due to be played on Sunday 17th November with a 2pm KO listed below:-

  Houghton Athletic Ladies v Luton Town Ladies Reserves

AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies v Bedford Ladies Development or Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses

Luton Town Ladies v Bedford Ladies

Langford Ladies v AFC Dunstable Women

Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup

A busy Sunday for the Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup with 11 ties scheduled to be played in the 1st Round of the competition. In the end 5 of these saw one side progress without kicking a ball. Wodson Park Ladies, Herts Vipers Women, Garston Ladies Vintage Purples, Letchworth Garden City Eagles & Garston Ladies 1st all going through to the 2nd Round. Plenty of goals scored in the 6 remaining ties with some big wins for the higher league placed sides.

 The biggest league gap saw Colney Heath Ladies 2nd in the ERWFL Premier Division at home to Harvesters Ladies currently 2nd in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three. Colney Heath finding their form in recent weeks too. Striker Rianne Townsend-Brown doubling her goal tally for the season top scoring in the match with 4 goals. Captain Sheree Oliver doing the same scoring a hat-trick. Top scorer Samaira Khan with a goal to take her into double figures their were goals too for Adrienne Milton & Charlene Moreton with Annie Hickey getting her first goal of the season and full back Eustacia Randles scoring for the 2nd successive game. Colney Heath running out 12-1 winners, Eleanor Keating with the goal for Harvesters.

4 goals in the Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup for Colney Heath Ladies, Rianne Townsend-Brown

A huge win in the Challenge Cup to away for Stevenage FC Women Development against Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two side Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies. Emily Schofield top scoring in the game netting 5 goals for Stevenage. Hannah Marshall one behind celebrating 4 goals. A brace each for Sofia Carpenter, Katherine Taylor and Sherrie Evans. Melody Jones, Danielle Ranson and Amy Notschild with her first goal of the season seeing Stevenage run out 18-0 winners.

Beds & Herts Division One side were hosting Watford Ladies Development U19s in the 1st Round of the competition. Watford’s Development side former Challenge Cup winners their young side starting strong racing into a 3-0 lead within the opening 17 minutes. Rebecca Day pulling a goal back for Hitchin Town on the half hour the visitors 3-1 up at the break going on to score a 4th goal in the 2nd period to advance in the cup.

An all Beds & Herts Division One clash saw Hitchin Belles taking on Hartham United Ladies in the 1st Round of the Challenge Cup. Goals from Ellie Burke and Janiece Allen securing a 2-0 lead for Hartham United at half-time. The visitors getting themselves into a 3-0 lead with Georgia Quinton scoring from a 35 yard free-kick. Hitchin Belles creating chances unlucky not to score a goal seeing the woodwork struck twice. Hartham United finding a 4th goal with Sophie Mandel scoring from a corner to see them safely through to the 2nd Round.

Evergreen Ladies without a point on the board at the start of the season in Beds & Herts Division Two were at home to fellow league side Watton Ladies in the 1st Round of the Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup this weekend. A close match between the sides it was Evergreen who were at last celebrating a win to progress in the competition. Goals from Rebecca Freeman and Gemma Arnett enough to secure the hosts a 2-1 victory. Emma Carter on the scoresheet for Watton.

Sherrardswood Ladies playing in Beds & Herts Division Two were at home to Division Three side Bedwell Rangers Ladies in the Challenge Cup 1st Round. Bedwell Rangers finding a bit of form at the start of the season Sherrardswood taking the lead on the 20th minute from a corner Julie Briars heading in her first goal of the season. A narrow lead at half-time the hosts going 2-0 up 10 minutes into the 2nd period Laurie Marris often amongst the goals for Sherrardswood getting off the mark with her first goal of the season from another corner. Bedwell Rangers captain Georgia Miller pulling it back to 2-1. A quick fire brace from Manjinder Atwal put Sherrardswood 4-1 up a late goal from Kally-Ann Westgarth on her first start for the club sealing a 5-1 victory.

The draw for the 2nd Round of the Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup listed below the ties to be played Sunday 17th November with a 2pm KO:-

Wodson Park Ladies v Watford Ladies Development

Stevenage FC Women v Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies

Letchworth Garden City Eagles v Herts Vipers Women

Stevenage FC Women Development v Colney Heath Ladies

Watford Ladies U23s v Garston Ladies Vintage Purples

Sherrardswood Ladies v Evergreen Ladies

Garston Ladies 1st v Hartham United Ladies

Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies v St Albans Ladies

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

One match played in the Beds & Herts Women’s Football League this Sunday in Division Three. Kempston Rovers Ladies continuing their excellent start to the season muscling their way in between the new kids on the block leading the table Herts Vipers & Harvesters Ladies the 3 sides all on 12 points. Kempston Rovers at home taking on Hitchin Town Ladies Reserves this Sunday. The hosts winning their 4th game of the season by 3 goals to 1. Ellie Newberry-Bierton scoring her 7th goal of the season for Kempston Rovers, Millie Scott also getting a goal along with captain Lucy Harper scoring her first goal of the season. April Spang with the late strike for Hitchin Town.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 15/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th September

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

The third county beginning their County Cup competition this Sunday in the East was Bedfordshire, four ties taking place in the first round. 

Bedford Ladies Development were hosting Division Three side Kempston Rovers Ladies in the 1st round of the competition, pushed hard by their opponents Division Two Bedford scoring twice to secure their place in the next round winning 2-0.

  It was also a 2-0 win at home for Division Two side Langford Ladies against Stotfold Juniors Ladies from Division Three in the County Cup 1st round. A first goal of the season for Tabitha Brown along with a goal for last season top scorer Amber Clark securing the win.

  Division Three side Biggleswade United Ladies took their Division Two opponents AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies all the way to a dramatic penalty shootout before being knocked out of the competition. Goals for Biggleswade’s Zoe Molloy and Kempston’s Charlie Mullins seeing it end all square at 1-1 to force the shootout, Kempston clinching it with a 6-5 result.

  AFC Dunstable Ladies Blues were strong at home as they advanced to the next round of the County Cup scoring double figures against Division Three opponents Flitwick Eagles Ladies. Bianca Vassell top scoring in the game with a hat-trick. Emily Mitchell scoring a brace, so too Lakeisha Fazilahmed with her first goals of the new season. There were also first goals of the campaign for Lauren Brooker, Kerry Mulvihill-Reed and Holly Wicks with Courtney McNamara also celebrating a goal in an 11-0 win.

Three games taking place in the 2nd Round of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup the draw as follows ties to be played Sunday 20th October.

 Langford Ladies v EB Lions AFC Ladies

AFC Dunstable Ladies Blues v AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies

Bedford Ladies Development v Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

There was a full programme of fixtures in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One with all 10 sides in action. An 8-2 win at home to Hitchin Belles to start the season, defending champions Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies are looking strong at the start of the season as they travelled to play another promoted side this weekend. Letchworth Garden City Eagles playing their first competitive game of the season. A 5 goal haul for Bianca Hedgecock to open her account last weekend she was at it again this Sunday scoring 5 again. Last seasons top scorers Natasha McConville also on target with a hat-trick, with a goal each for Amy Bentall, Kayleigh Baker and Ella Mercer, final score 11-0.

Last season’s Division Two Champions, Hitchin Belles losing to Hemel Hempstead in their opening Division One fixture faced another tough opponent this weekend as they hosted St Albans Ladies. Cally Salter on target to score a first half hat-trick for St Albans her 3rd in the 44th minute, Ellen Salter adding a fourth just before the half-time whistle. Hitchin Belles restricting their opponents to just one more goal with Cally Salter scoring her 4th of the game 10 minutes from time. 2 wins from 2 for St Albans who travel to ERWFL side Histon Ladies this weekend in the Women’s FA Cup.

Tighter affairs elsewhere in Division One with the points shared in the other 3 matches. Hitchin Town Ladies newly promoted were away to last seasons runners-up, Northwood Ladies playing their first game of the season. The hosts opening the scoring midway through the 1st half. Hitchin Town coming back to level 10 minutes later Robyn Wilfort sliding in to beat the keeper send the ball over the goal line. All square at the break both sides attacking 2nd half sensing they can win the game entering the closing minutes Hitchin clearing in defence the ball played up field finding Samantha Couglan one on one with the keeper o score and send Hitchin into the lead. Northwood coming back at them in stoppage time piling players forwards a cross into the box sent home to see it finish 2-2. Holly Gilder and Emma Steele with the Northwood goals.

 2-2 the final score to between Garston Ladies and Houghton Athletic Ladies seeing both collect their first point of the season having both started with a defeat. Charley Kelsey and Danielle McMullan getting the goals for Garston, whilst Emily Wilson and Louise Spendelow were on target for Houghton Athletic.

Hartham United Ladies were playing at home for the first time this weekend hosting Royston Town Women Development. The hosts starting well creating chances, Royston’s keeper keeping it at 0-0. The visitors going on to open the scoring with Jazmin Racher chasing down the keeper to tap the ball into the empty net. A 1-0 lead for Royston at the break, Hartham strong in the 2nd half Janiece Allen finding the bottom corner to make it 1-1. More chances created Hartham were again thwarted by Royston’s keeper to see the sides finish level.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

With several of the Division Two sides involved in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup there was just the one fixture in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two this Sunday with Watton Ladies hosting Garston Ladies Vintage Purples. Stephanie Roads putting Garston into the lead. Watton beaten heavily on the opening day of the season, better this time around coming back to level the scores with Gemma Bickell on target to make it 1-1 and see the sides earn a point each.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

The Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup also affecting the fixtures in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three on Sunday with just two games played. A third seeing Hitchin Town Ladies Reserves awarded the home win over Evergreen Eagles. 

Big wins in the other two matches Bedwell Rangers Ladies having lost their opening game getting off the mark with 3 points won away to Buntingford Town Ladies. The hosts taking the lead with Chloe Camper putting Buntingford 1-0 up against the run of play. The goal spurring Bedwell into life the visitors going on to score 4 quick goals to lead the game 4-1 at half-time. Bedwell continued to press for more goals 2nd half adding another 4 to win the game 8-1 to collect their first points of the season. Rachel Young netting a hat-trick, there was also a three goal haul for Jessica Sullivan with Maisie Main and Freya Rampley also on the scoresheet with a goal each.

An 8-1 win for Bedwell Rangers Ladies on Sunday (photo credit Bedwell Rangers Ladies twitter)

Also scoring 8 goals at the weekend were Harvesters Ladies to make it 2 wins from 2 to start the season away to fellow newcomers Whetstone Wanderers Ladies. Two players celebrating a hat-trick for Harvesters with both Rachel King and Eve Shaw scoring 3 each. Rachel Dodd and Isobel Hughes also on target with a goal each the win seeing Harvesters move clear at the top albeit very early days.

 

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 17/03/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 17th March

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

Once again saving the biggest of the Round-Up’s till last it was a busy weekend with two County Cup Finals taking place as well as a host of county league matches. Sunday beginning with an 11am kick-off at The County Ground Letchworth for the Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup Final. An early start for Women’s Football East too travelling to watch the game. Stevenage Ladies into a fifth successive final have won 3 out of the last 4 including back to back wins, were looking for a 3rd win as they looked t retain the trophy against Watford Ladies U23s.

 The County Ground with a new 3G playing surface as well as redevelopments to the clubhouse. Bright sunshine Watford’s young side starting brightly pressing the ball defender Sydney Hinchcliffe firing them into the lead the ball cleared off the line from a corner struck back in over the line. Stevenage responded well Watford coping doubling their lead late in the first half Andie Dickens firing a shot in from the top of the area.

Stevenage pushed for a reply but it wouldn’t come Watford willing on the counter getting a corner Anaisa Harvey rising highest inside the six yard box to score their 3rd goal. Counter attacking play bringing a 4th goal Eshe Johnson running clear with a composed finish. Watford keeping a clean sheet up the other end celebrating at the final whistle as they win the Cup for the 1st time. Click on the link to read the full match report http://womensfootballeast.com/match-report-369/ 

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

In neighbouring Bedfordshire on Sunday afternoon their was also Women’s County Cup Final action, with Luton Town Ladies meeting Bedford Ladies at Ampthill Town FC. Luton Town Ladies dominant in recent seasons that run ended by Bedford Ladies last season. The sides meeting again this season Bedford Ladies playing in the ERWFL Premier Division looking for back to back successes. Luton Town Ladies having a tough season battling at the bottom of FAWNL South East Division One.

Few chances in the game early on the game livening up with 28 minutes gone Bedford striking the post, Eden Kibron firing in from close range moments later to put Bedford into the lead. Luton pressing for an equaliser it wouldn’t come shots saved Bedford Ladies with the narrow victory winning the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup for the 2nd successive season. Congratulations.

Bedford Ladies, 2018/19 Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup Winners

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

The title race remains as strong as ever in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One with the top two gaining 3 more points along with Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies who climb up to 3rd with games in hand.

  Northwood Ladies top of the table with a good away win against St Albans Ladies last time out were on the road again this weekend taking on Sharnbrook WFC. Emma Steele continuing her great form in front of goal for Northwood scoring a hat-trick on Sunday to take her account to 19 for the season. Goals too for Leanne Jones, Danielle Tyler and Zamina Rahemtulla in a 6-1 victory. Millie Scott with the goal for Sharnbrook.

  2nd placed St Albans Ladies awarded the 3 points over Houghton Athletic Ladies remain a point behind Northwood.

 Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies move into 3rd position 3 points behind the leaders with 3 games in hand. A strong position they were at home on Sunday in Division One taking on Sherrardswood Ladies. A brace from Charlotte Rose along with goals from Charlene Turturici-Clarke and a 1st of the campaign for Amy Bentall securing a 4-0 victory.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 A great weekend for Hitchin Belles in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two as they win at home and see their rivals drop points to open up a 5 point lead at the top of the table. A tough game for Hitchin Bells on Sunday at home against 4th placed Royston Town Ladies Development a close run reslut Kierra Gabriel and Hannah Tofts scoring for the visitors. Hitchin Belles with a potent attack this season 4 players into double figures 3 of them were on target with a goal each to see the game won 3-2 with, Keira How, Amy Jack and Charlotte Peters all celebrating.

  Hitchin Town Ladies in 2nd spot going into Sunday’s match were away to 5th placed Evergreen Ladies, the hosts scoring through Natalie Maher just past the half hour. That goal proving to be the winner as Evergreen battled to keep Hitchin Town from finding a reply.

   That result coupled with a win on the road Letchworth Garden City Eagles a 4th straight win with one result a walk over sees them up into 2nd place themselves in Division Two. Were taking in Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies on Sunday. Goals from Tayla Murray, Katie Smith and a 1st of the season for Simone Leah Straughn sealing a 3-0 win for the visitors. Who like Hitchin Town Ladies have a game in hand on Hitchin Belles.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

A big game at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this Sunday with the top two going head to head with just a point between them. AFC Dunstable Ladies Development with the narrow advantage hosting 2nd placed Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses. Dunstable unbeaten dropping just 2 points so far and those back on the opening day, Woburn & Wavendon losing just the once that early in the season in the reverse fixture with Dunstable. Giselle Randell firing Woburn & Wavendon into a 20th minute lead. The visitors holding the narrow advantage at half-time, Dunstable getting back on level terms on the hour through Nicola Hollick’s 4th goal of the season. The scores level with less than 15 minutes left Bianca Vassell, Dunstable’s top scorer scored to put the hosts 2-1 up with her 30th goal of the season. The three points guaranteed in the final minute with Hollick on target for her 2nd of the game to see Dunstable go 4 points clear at the top winning 3-1. 

One goal in it between Kempston Rovers Ladies and Langford Ladies on Sunday. Langford’s Amber Clark claiming her 20th goal of the season securing the 3 points to take Langford back into 3rd place in the Division Three table.

  A high scoring draw seeing the points shared on Sunday in Division Three between Stotfold Juniors Ladies & AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies. Molly Norman making her 1st start for Stotfold Juniors scoring a hat-trick. Holly Konopka also on the score sheet with a goal. 4 for Stotfold Juniors. 4 too for the visitors with Kayleigh Humphries making her 1st league start scoring a hat-trick along with an 18th goal of the season for top scorers Chloe Urbanowicz.

At last a first league win of the season for Bedwell Rangers Ladies, their first 3 points of the season coming away from home against 2nd bottom Buntingford Town Ladies. Two players completing hat-tricks in the match Jessica Sullivan with 3 more has 12 now for the season. Leah Tomlin netting 3 goals too one from the penalty spot. Rachel Young with a brace too for Bedwell with Alicia Fieldsend also scoring in a 9-0 with that takes Bedwell off the bottom.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 27/01/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 27th January

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

Both semi-finals in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup fell victim to the weather last weekend, held a week later it will be a repeat of last season’s final with Luton Town Ladies taking on the current holders Bedford Ladies on Sunday 17th March.

  Luton Town Ladies were playing their first game at their new home The Brache, Luton Town FC’s training facility. Were taking on AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies from Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, a good test for the lower league side the newcomers to woman’s football playing 5 leagues lower than their FAWNL South East Division One opponents. Held Luton for nearly 40 minutes before the hosts took a quick two goal lead at the end of the first half. Dionne Manning making it 1-0, Erica Byron doubling the lead a minute later. Jess McKay extending Luton’s lead 12 minutes into the 2nd half. Into the last 20 minutes an the hosts were awarded a penalty Byron adding her 2nd of the game from the spot. McKay made it 5-0 soon after. Further chances came Luton’s way the woodwork struck twice before captain Zara Carroll’s long range strike found it’s way into the back of the net. McKay completing her hat-trick in the final minute to wrap up a 7-0 win for Luton.

Luton Town Ladies, Jess McKay

  In the other semi-final in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup it was an all ERWFL Premier Division clash with holders Bedford Ladies away to AFC Dunstable Ladies on Sunday. Goals from Michelle Byrne, Amy Magnus and Eden Kibron seeing Bedford safely into the final where they will be aiming to retain the cup for a 2nd successive year against a Luton side keen to get the cup back in their trophy cabinet themselves. Venue and kick-off time to be announced.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

New leaders in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One with Northwood Ladies climbing to the top of the pile in what is a competitive tussle for the title. Northwood playing in one of the two games to survive in the league on Sunday were away to Sherrardswood Ladies. A comfortable scoreline taking Northwood ahead of Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires on goal difference. Emma Steele leading the goal scoring charts netting a hat-trick against Sherrardswood to take her onto 14 for the season. Danielle Tyler scoring her 10th goal of the season along with a goal each for Leanne Jones & Samantha May in a 6-0 win.

   Houghton Athletic Ladies in 4th were taking on 6th placed Sharnbrook WFC in the league on Sunday, both in a good position to put pressure on the sides above shared the points at the weekend the game ending all square a 1 goal a piece. Ciara Craig on target for Houghton Athletic with Claire Smith celebrating the goal for Sharnbrook.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Two of the scheduled 5 matches in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two fell foul to the elements including leaders Hitchin Town Ladies game away to 4th placed Letchworth Garden City Eagles that presented an opportunity for 2nd placed Hitchin Belles to close the gap to the leaders to just 2 points if they could secure victory at home to Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies. Hitchin Belles getting the result they wanted a strong first half saw them leading 4-0 matched that tally 2nd half. There is a battle going on for top scorers and all the contenders waded in with goals this Sunday, Katie White edging it scored a hat-trick to take her onto 14 for the season, Amy Jack and Charlotte Peters hot on her heels both netting a brace against Wheathampstead have 12 each. Gemma Smith also getting her name on the scoresheet for her 1st goal of the season.

   Royston Town Ladies Development were away to bottom side Welwyn Pegasus Azures on Sunday. The 3rd placed side too with an opportunity to put pressure on the leaders. Had to settle for a point in the finish as Welwyn picked up their first competitive point of the season their previous points awarded. Scoring twice to match Royston whose goals were scored by Abby Laughlin and Nicole Cooper.

   Evergreen Ladies 5th in Division Two were on the road on Sunday taking on Bedford Ladies Development, the visitors taking the lead through Ellie Smith only for Bedford’s Joanne Makin to equalise. Rebecca Freeman sending a free-kick into the top corner to restore Evergreen’s lead with her 7th goal of the season and ultimately the winning goal for Evergreen.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Three matches in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three at the weekend with away wins for the top two seeing them extend their lead at the top of the table. Leaders AFC Dunstable Ladies were taking on bottom side Bedwell Rangers Women. The visitors holding a narrow lead at half-time Bianca Vassell’s 26th goal of the season in the 19th minute the difference between the two sides. Bedwell Rangers coming right back into it in the 66th minute as Rachel Young struck to make it 1-1. Closing in on the final 15 minutes and Dunstable edged themselves back into the lead Kerry Mulvihill-Reed making it 2-1, the 3 points secured deep into injury time with Lakeisha Fazilahmed making it 3-1 in the 95th minute.

  An equally close score for 2nd placed Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses as they clinched the 3 points away to Langford Ladies on Sunday. 2nd versus 3rd Giselle Randall’s 14th goal of the season the difference between the sides Woburn & Wavendon winning 1-0.

   In the other game played in Division Three on Sunday 5th placed Biggleswade United Ladies secured the 3 points with a 2-0 win at home to Stotfold Juniors Ladies.

 

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 06/01/19

Sunday 6th January

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

A busy start to 2019 across the Beds & Herts Women’s Football leagues, however this edition of The Round-Up begins with the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup. Two of the 4 quarter final ties postponed back in December due to the inclement weather scheduled for this Sunday, big tests for Beds & Herts Division One sides, Houghton Athletic Ladies and Sharnbrook WFC as they were drawn against higher league opposition.

Houghton Athletic were away to ERWFL Premier Division side Bedford Ladies, the current holders of the County Cup. Two leagues apart Bedford were beginning the defence of their trophy and proved too strong an opponent winning comfortably in the finish. Michelle Byrne scoring twice for Bedford with a further 5 players all getting a goal each, Paige Abraham, Carissa Kaczorowski, Setor Acolatse, Amy Magnus and Lauren Murray in a 7-0 win.

Sharnbrook WFC were at home in the quarter final of the County Cup taking on FAWNL South East Division One side, Luton Town Ladies, keen to get the County Cup back after losing out to Bedford in last season’s final. Bottom of South East Division One the County Cup a welcome distraction for Luton and hopefully a spring board to improved results in the new year. Plenty of youngsters in the Luton squad and it was one of them that opened the scoring in the 11th minute with Aurora Ryan making it 1-0. The visitors pressing the play Sharnbrook defending held them at bay before Ryan found the back of the net for her 2nd of the game in the 33rd minute, Dionne Manning adding a 3rd goal for Luton 5 minutes from the end of the 1st half.

Luton were in control Olivia Abraham scoring her 1st goal for the side to make it 4-0, captain Zara Carroll making it 5-0 just past the hour scoring from a free-kick. Another debut goal following with Maddison Goodenough celebrating her 1st Luton goal 2 minutes later. Rachel Kosky scoring a 7th for Luton with 15 minutes left time for 2 more with Remi Bains getting her name on the scoresheet a screamer from Jess McKay wrapping up a 9-0 win.

The semi-finals of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup take place on Sunday 20th January and are as follows:-

AFC Dunstable Ladies v Bedford Ladies

Luton Town Ladies v AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

2019 begins and all of a sudden it’s beginning to look very tight at the top of Beds & Herts Division One. The league rarely disappoints with title drama and after Sunday’s results there is just 3 points between the top 5 sides.

Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires have gotten the games in where others haven’t and good form saw them move into top position in the league start 2019 top were at home on Sunday up against Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies in 3rd position, a brace from Lizzie Richardson enough to edge the win 2-1 to Hemel Hempstead to climb up into 2nd spot and close the gap on Welwyn to just a point with 4 games in hand.

Also closing the gap on the leaders are Northwood Ladies starting the year with an away win against bottom side Garston Ladies 1st team. A trio of goal scores with Zamina Rehemtulla, Emma Steele and Danielle Tyler all finding the back of the opponents net in a 3-0 victory. Northwood in 4th now 3 points behind the leaders and like Hemel Hempstead have games in hand.

So too do defending champions St Albans Ladies, 3 goals in the last 10 minutes securing the 3 points at home to Sherrardswood Ladies. Nicola Dark with the early goal for St Albans putting them 1 nil up in the 8th minute it wasn’t until the hour that St Albans scored again dark netting her 2nd of the match. The result made comfortable late on with the game entering the final 10 minutes Ellen Slater getting the goal to make it 3-0. 3 minute from time and Eleanor Lovelock struck to make it 4-0 with Michaela Johnson scoring the home sides 5th goal in stoppage time. St Albans in 5th have 13 points like Northwood and yes you guessed it games in hand on the leader.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

In Beds & Herts Division Two it was a great start to the season for Hitchin Town Ladies as they end 2018 with a 9 point lead at the top of the table. Have played more games than those hoping to chase them down, their main challenger being fellow Hitchin side, Hitchin Belles in 2nd spot 9 points a huge gap Hitchin Belles have 3 games in hand. Began 2019 with and away trip to Watton Ladies. The hosts battling hard were leading 2-1 at the break. Hitchin regrouped at half-time and an improved performance saw them find the back of the net 4 times to run out 5-3 winners at the final whistle. Katie White scoring a brace, Keira How, Chloe Keller and Charlotte Peters the other goals scorers for Hitchin Belles. Gemma Bickell with two and Karly Lundy with her 1st of the campaign scoring the Watton goals.

Royston Town Ladies Development climb up into 3rd place in the Beds & Herts Division Two table with a 4-0 home win over Evergreen Eagles Ladies on Sunday. Kelly Yarwood getting on the scoresheet with her first goal for Royston’s Development side netting twice. Nicole Cooper and Abby Laughlin also on target with a goal a piece.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

The title race in Beds & Herts Division Three was hotting up well before the New Year with Langford Ladies setting the early pace, the new side chased by fellow newcomers AFC Kempston Town Ladies & Bedford College Ladies and AFC Dunstable Ladies Development the latter still undefeated charging into top spot whilst a newly merged Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses side see Bedfordshire sides dominating.

AFC Dunstable Ladies Development have a striker in their ranks in red hot form, Bianca Vassell with 20 goals from 10 appearances going into this Sundays game away to Buntingford Town Ladies. Is now 25 goals from 11 s she hit 5 more at the weekend. Shanice Sanderson making her debut for Dunstable celebrated the occasion with a goal with Lakeisha Fazilahmed also getting a goal in a 7-0 victory.

Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses keep the pressure on Dunstable in 2nd spot remain just a point behind as they edged the victory away to Biggleswade United Ladies this Sunday. A hat-trick from Giselle Randall for the visitors enough to cancel out strikes from Sarah King and Leeanne Davison to win the 3 points for Woburn & Wavendon. 10 goals in her last 4 league games now for Randell including 3 successive hat-tricks.

Games in hand on all the sides above them 4th placed AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies into the Bedfordshire County Cup in their debut season a 4th in the table close the gap to 3rd placed Langford to 2 points with an away victory this Sunday. Started 2019 with a trip to Bedwell Rangers Ladies. Goals from Chloe Urbanowicz, Bex Cray and Zara Garrard securing a 3-0 win for the visitors.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

  The final edition of The Round-Up in 2018, ending with the weekends action from Beds & Herts including the quarter finals of the County Cups. Storm Deirdre playing its part as it did across the region affecting fixtures everywhere.

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

  Two of the 4 quarter finals from this season’s Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup were played on Sunday with the other two postponed. Both featuring Dunstable. The 1st team were hosting Beds & Herts Division Three side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses at home in the competition. Dunstable struggling in the ERWFL Premier Division, Woburn & Wavendon showing good form in Division Three a huge gulf between the sides 4 leagues to be exact. Dunstable coming out on top getting a good win. Storm Sherrie Burrows scoring a hat-trick for Dunstable. Rachel Moffat also amongst the goals netting a brace with Sophie Bailey also claiming a goal in a 6-0 win to take Dunstable into the last 4.

  In the other quarter final, it was an all Beds & Herts Division Three clash with AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies at home to league leaders AFC Dunstable Ladies Development. Both enjoying a strong start to the season. Kempston Town with the early lead getting in front inside the opening 10 minutes, held that advantage going into the 2nd half. Dunstable getting themselves back on level terms 7 minutes into the 2nd period Nicole Cameron scoring to make it 1-1. The visitors going on to take the lead themselves with the game entering the final 15 minutes Lakeisha Fazilahmed with her 1st goal of the season. The lead didn’t last long however with Kempston Town soon back on level terms. A dramatic end with the winning goal coming in the 90th minute, Kempston Town scoring it to win 3-2 and reach the last 4 of the County Cup in their debut season. Taylor Kingston scoring twice with Kimberlee Aldred also on the scoresheet.

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

   One outstanding tie from the quarter finals of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup postponed last Sunday, this weekend ERWFL Premier Division side were away to Watford Ladies U23s playing in the FAWNL Reserves South/South East Division. Watford going strong in the competition recording a 5-0 win to reach the last 4 where they will have a home tie on Sunday 20th January against Beds & Herts Division One side, Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

  Two games played in Beds & Herts Division One this Sunday. Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires ending 2018 top of the pile but far from the result they would have wanted as they lost heavily away to Northwood Ladies. Danielle Tyler and Megan Warner both scoring a hat-trick in the game. Warner making her 1st start making a huge impact. Emma Steele with a goal keeps her just out in front of Tyler as top scorer with 9 now. Holly Gilder also scoring in an 8-0 victory. Northwood up to 4th on the Division One table a cluster of sides mid-table 3rd to 6th separated by just 2 points all with games in hand on the top two. 

  Joining Northwood Ladies on 10 points are 5th placed St Albans Ladies a slow first half to the season for the defending champions with just their 5th league game played this Sunday were at home to bottom side Garston Ladies 1st team. Ellen Slater scoring twice for St Albans has 9 for the season now, Nicola Dark and Molly Slade also getting a goal a piece in a 4-2 win. Emma Trill with both the Garston goals. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 One game taking place in Beds & Herts Division Two this Sunday with leaders Hitchin Town Ladies away to bottom side Welwyn Pegasus Azures. Hitchin starting well taking the lead in the 14th minute Kirsty Smith lobbing the keeper from 20 yards out. 3 minutes later Hitchin were 2 up with Louise Gash finding the back of the net. On the half hour Welwyn pulled a goal back, Rebecca Bullar scoring to make it 2-1. Hitchin responding straight away two quick fire goals from Gash seeing her complete a 1st half hat-trick joins captain Emma Chaffey as the clubs top scorer on 8 goals. A 4-1 lead to Hitchin at half-time. The woodwork coming to the rescue for Welwyn in the 2nd half Chaffey 1st from a penalty then Gash with two efforts. A 5th goal finally coming in the 80th minute. Natalie Thompson the goal scorer the win seeing Hitchin 9 points clear of 2nd placed and local rivals the Belles who like all the chasing pack have games in hand but right now it has been a great opening half to the season for Hitchin Town.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 18/11/18

The Round-Up 

Sunday 18th November

Saved the biggest Round-Up till the last with the sides splitting to compete in their individual County Cup competition this Sunday both at the 2nd Round stage in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

Three matches taking place in the 2nd Round of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup the winners joining, Houghton Athletic Ladies, Sharnbrook WFC, AFC Dunstable Ladies, Luton Town Ladies and current holders Bedford Ladies in the quarter finals.

   The top two in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three meeting for the 1st time this season in the County Cup, leaders Langford Ladies away to AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies. The home side having the better of the first half leading the game 2-0, Langford fought back in the 2nd half with Amber Clark and Chloe Scott both getting a goal, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College, finding a 3rd goal in the 2nd period edging their league rivals out to win the game 3-2.

   Also riding high in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three are AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves sitting 3rd level on points with AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies and like them kept up their unbeaten start to the campaign with victory in the 2nd Round of the County Cup. Away to Stotfold Juniors Ladies this Sunday, top scorer Bianca Vassell moving onto 15 goals for the season as she found the back of the net for another 4 goals. Madison Ashford also on target with a brace, Ameerah Zaman-Choudary on the scoresheet too in a 7-0 win for Dunstable.

   Bedfordshire sides dominating the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, 4th placed Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses were at home to 6th placed Biggleswade United Ladies in the 2nd Round of the County Cup, a 7 goal thriller between the sides, Kayleigh Saunders hitting a brace for Biggleswade with Helen Coster scoring the visitors 3rd. A brace from Laura Sephton along with a goal each for Victoria Harrold and Giselle Randall seeing Woburn & Wavendon edge the game to book their spot in the quarter finals.

  The draw for the quarter finals of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup is as follows, the 4 ties to be played Sunday 16th December:-

  AFC Dunstable Ladies v Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses

AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies v AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves

Sharnbrook WFC v Luton Town Ladies

Bedford Ladies v Houghton Athletic Ladies

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

 8 ties in the 2nd Round of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup this Sunday and those saw plenty of goals scored too.

  Cup holders, Stevenage Ladies were drawn at home taking on Hitchin Belles a tough test for the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two side but despite their being a 4 league gap between themselves and FAWNL South East Division One, Stevenage they gave it a go. Stevenage proving too strong on the day running out comfortable winners, scoring 16 goals without reply to progress to the quarter finals. 

   Charlotte South hit a double hat-trick for Royston Town Ladies as the ERWFL Premier Division side eased through at home to Bishops Stortford Ladies in the 2nd Round of the County Cup on Sunday. There was also a hat-trick for Sammy Tinsley along with a brace for Joanne Rutherford, Samantha Edgar also scoring in a 12-1.

   12-1 was also the winning margin in the 2nd Round of the County Cup for Watford Ladies U23s side at home as they won comfortably against Stevenage Ladies Reserves on Sunday to book their place in the quarter finals.

  Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side Garston Ladies 2nd XI were also big winners at home in the competition on Sunday as they took on Division Three side, Bedwell Rangers Ladies. Ruby Jager getting on the scoresheet for 4 goals for Garston, Holly Jury 1 behind with a hat-trick, their were goals too for Lauren Berryman, Leah Crockett, Chloe Hazell and Charley Kelsey. Garston reaching double figures didn’t have it all their own way however as Bedwell Rangers struck home 3 goals at the other end with, Alicia Fieldsend, Chloe Jones and Rachel Jones all getting a goal each. Garston winning 11-3.

   Garston Ladies young guns are also through to the quarter finals of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup after their U18s side won 3-0 at home to Sherrardswood Ladies in the 2nd Round this Sunday.

   Colney Heath Ladies from the ERWFL Premier Division were away to Beds & Herts Women’s Division One champions, St Albans Ladies in the 2nd Round of the County Cup this Sunday. Sophie Gardener scoring for Colney Heath midway through the 1st half putting the visitors into the lead. That the score at half-time Colney Heath had further chances to extend their lead. Nicola Hollick making it 2-0. Rianne Townsend-Brown adding a goal to the tally securing the win for Colney Heath as they reach the last 8.

   Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies are also into the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup quarter finals as they edged their 2nd Round tie away to Watford Ladies Development on Sunday. leading 2-1 a half-time both sides scoring a further goal 2nd half Hemel Hempstead going through 3-2. Natasha McConville, Louise McCoy and Kayleigh Baker with their goals.

   Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies reached the final of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup last season, needed extra-time to progress in this season’s competition, at home on Sunday taking on Beds & Herts Women’s Division One leaders, Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires. Janiece Allen and Ellie Burke scoring a goal each for Welwyn, as goal late in each half from Natasha Crick  her 2nd 5 minutes from time seeing the sides drawing 2-2 at the final whistle. Onto extra-time and time was running out for either side to find a winner penalties looming, 3 minutes left of open play and Hoddesdon found the back of the net for the winning goal, Crick again completing her hat-trick to send Hoddesdon through to the quarter finals.

Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies, Natasha Crick

   The draw for the quarter finals of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup as follows the games to be played Sunday 9th December:-

Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies v Garston Ladies 2nd XI

Stevenage Ladies v Royston Town Ladies

Watford Ladies U23s v Colney Heath Ladies

Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies v Garston Ladies U18s

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

  A handful of league games too played at the weekend, one game in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One, Garston Ladies 1st team at home to Houghton Athletic Ladies on Sunday. 3 straight defeats in the league at the start of the season for Garston seeing them bottom of the table were taking on a Houghton Athletic side looking to get back to winning ways themselves after a run of 3 straight defeats themselves after a promising start to the campaign. Despite a brace for Emily Watson for Houghton Athletic it was Garston who were celebrating at the final whistle as they won the game 3-2 to claim their 1st league points, Janine Rodgers, Yasmin Sabri and Kelly Spencer with the winning goals.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

  In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Tow their were 4 league matches taking place on Sunday, and with leaders Hitchin Town Ladies not in action it was a chance for 2nd placed Letchworth Garden City Eagles to close the 4 point gap. Letchworth away to Bedford Ladies Development. Tayla Murray scoring twice her 7th & 8th goals of the season and a first goal of the campaign for Natalie Moey making her first appearance of the season securing a 3-1 victory. Letchworth with a game in hand on the leaders.

   Evergreen Ladies join Sunday’s opponents on 8 points in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two were at home to 3rd placed Royston Town Ladies Development. A single goal the difference, Natalie Maher’s goal winning it for Evergreen Ladies.

  A first league win of the season on Sunday in Division Two for Evergreen Eagles as they won away to Watton Ladies. Sian Owens and Amy Marshall striking the back of the net for Watton, Evergreen Eagles breaching their opponents goal for double that tally with, Samantha Feeney, Katie Hendry, Jessica Taylor and Paige Lacey-Akers all getting on the scoresheet in a 4-2 win.

   A 2nd successive league win on Sunday sees Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies move up into mid-table following promotion from Division Three, were at home playing fellow promoted side Welwyn Pegasus Azures. Wheathampstead Wanderers picking up the 3 points courtesy of a 5-2 victory.

 

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 21/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 21st October

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

County Cup weekend across the East this Sunday the competition beginning in both Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

  In Bedfordshire there were 3 ties taking place in the 1st Round of the competition. A good start to life in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three for Langford Ladies leading the way 5 points clear at the top of the table were drawn at home in the County Cup to play fellow league newcomers Kempston Rovers Ladies. A 6-1 win for Langford seeing them advance, Amber Clark finding the back of the net for all 6 of Langford’s goals. Chelsea Rose Jeffery scoring the goal for Kempston Rovers.

  Also making a good start to life in Division Three are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies, 3 wins from 3 played so far were looking to extend that run in the County Cup as they hosted Division Two side Bedford Ladies Development. Chloe Urbanowicz already had 8 goals to her name, added another 4 goals to that tally against Bedford. Zara Garrard also scoring along with Bex Cray in a comfortable 6-0 win.

  Another new side in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three also advancing in the County Cup at the weekend, AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves were away to Luton Town Ladies Development. Goals from Bianca Vassell, Madison Ashford and Holly Wilks with her 1st of the season securing a 3-1 win for Dunstable. 

 There will also be 3 ties played in the 2nd Round of the County Cup to join the sides receiving a bye through to the quarter finals, scheduled to be played Sunday 18th November the 3 ties are:-

Stotfold Juniors Ladies v AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves

Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses v Biggleswade United Ladies

AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies v Langford Ladies

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

8 ties played in the 1st Round of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup this season with a further 3 ties awarded home or away wins, Stevenage Ladies Reserves, Royston Town Ladies and Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies the sides benefiting all going through without kicking a ball.

  St Albans Ladies causing the upset of the 1st Round knocking out higher league opposition the Beds & Herts Women’s Division One Champions hosting ERWFL Division One side Hertford Town Ladies. Not much football yet for St Albans so far this season just 1 league game. Early goals from Sophie Lawrence and Nicola Dark putting St Albans 2-0 up inside 12 minutes. Jael Muzzi making it 3-0 on the half-hour. Michaela Johnson adding a 4th goal on the hour, before new signing Jessica McNamara made her mark scoring her 1st goals for St Albans a 4 minute hat-trick no less as St Albans ran out 7-0 winners.

  Another side knocking out higher league opponents in the 1st Round of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup were Division Three side Bedwell Rangers Ladies. Were hosting Division Two side Evergreen Eagles, a high scoring game the sides sharing 8 goals between them, 5 went to Bedwell securing the win, a brace from Jessica Sullivan along with goals for Leah Tomlin, Ellie Fennell.

 ERWFL Premier Division side Colney Heath Ladies got themselves back to winning ways with victory in the County Cup at the weekend. Away to Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two side Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies a local derby, goals from Lucy Hancock, Nicola Hollick, Sophie Gardner and Charlotte Grogan seeing the visitors progress with a 4-0 win.

   ERWFL Division One side, Bishops Stortford Ladies also progress in the County Cup victory in the 1st Round their 1st win of the season were hosting Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side Garston Ladies on Sunday. Goals from captain Brogan McHale and Poppy Kelly with her 1st goal of the season sealing a 2-1 result for Bishops Stortford.

   Two Garston Ladies sides do advance to the 2nd Round of the County Cup. Garston Ladies 2nd XI were hosting Letchworth Garden City Eagles. Like St Albans Ladies a lack of football for Garston’s 2nd XI this season just one league match and that over a month ago, dusted off the cobwebs to win the game 5-1 to progress, Ruby Jager scoring a hat-trick her 1st goals of the season whilst Lauren Berryman also opened her account for the season with a brace.

  Also in action in the 1st Round of the County Cup were Garston Ladies U18 side, hosting Division Three side Buntingford Town Ladies. 3 goals for the visitors, Garston’s youngsters trebling that tally up the other end to win the tie 9-3.

  Hitchin Belles were at home in the 1st Round of the County Cup played fellow Division Two side, Evergreen Ladies. A 9th minute goal from Keira How seeing Hitchin Belles leading 1-0 at half-time the win made secure in the final 20 minutes with Katie White and Amy Jack both on the scoresheet to make it 3-0.

   Also in the 1st Round of the County Cup it was an all Welwyn Pegasus affair with the Azures up against the Sapphires who are top to Division One. The Sapphires in good form proving the strong beating their Division Two club mates 9-0 on the day. Sophie Mandel with her 1st goals of the season and Katherine Calvert both getting a brace. Chemise Huitson, Mary Lisle and Danielle Aken also getting a goal each along with Georgina Harvey and Ellie Burke both finding the back of the net for the 1st time this season.

The draw for the 2nd Round of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup will see 8 ties being played. All scheduled for Sunday 18th November are listed below:-

Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies v Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires

Garston Ladies 2nd XI v Bedwell Rangers Ladies

Stevenage Ladies v Hitchin Belles

Royston Town Ladies v Bishops Stortford Ladies

Watford FC Ladies v Stevenage Ladies Reserves

St Albans Ladies v Colney Heath Ladies

Watford Ladies Development v Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies

Garston Ladies U18 v Sherrardswood Ladies

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

   There was one league match played on Sunday, in Beds & Herts Division One, Sharnbrook WFC hosting 2nd placed Houghton Athletic Ladies. A 2nd successive loss now for Houghton Athletic as they were beaten by Sharnbrook who in contrast record two successive wins to climb up into 3rd place in the table. A hat-trick from Claire Smith her 1st goals of the season. There were also 1st goals of the season for, Emily Clark and Jackie Dadd whilst Hoffi Pursey moved onto 5 goals for the season also on target in a 6-2 victory. Ciara Craig and Shakeela Hussain the goalscorers for Houghton Athletic.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 18/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th February

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

 Semi-finals weekend in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup this Sunday. Luton Town Ladies dominating the competition in recent season’s were at home taking on local rivals AFC Dunstable Ladies. A league between the sides Luton Town had already knocked Dunstable out of the FA Women’s Cup earlier in the season 4-0 then it was much tighter this time around. 0-0 at the break Luton Town took the lead in the 2nd half Nicola Henman’s cross turned into the back of the opposition net for an own goal. 1-0 soon became 2-0 as Luton Town were awarded a penalty Zara Carroll stepping up to score from the spot. Samaira Khan pulling it back to 2-1 with 10 minutes left gave the visitors hope of getting back into the game, Luton Town held out to reach the final once again.

  Luton Town Ladies opponents in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup Final will be Bedford Ladies. The ERWFL Premier Division side coming out on top against Houghton Athletic Ladies from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One. Bedford progressing courtesy of a 4-0 win in the finish with 4 different names in the scoresheet with a goal, Olivia-Rose Cunningham, Carissa Kaczorowski, Eden Kibron and Zoe Molloy. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

A good weekend for Beds & Herts Women’s Division One leaders St Albans Ladies and that was without kicking a ball as their closest rivals 2nd placed Northwood Ladies lost for the 3rd time this season away to Garston Ladies who themselves won for just the 3rd time this season. The home side winning the match 3-2 thanks to a last minute free-kick. Garston winning the match despite Northwood scoring twice in the last 20 minutes through Danielle Taylor and Leanne Jones. 

  For the 2nd successive Sunday, Flitwick Ladies earned a point another good result away from home this time up against Sharnbrook WFC. The game finishing 0-0 to sides sharing the points Flitwick with 6 games left to play will look to build on their recent performances to try and get their 1st league win of the season. Sharnbrook remain in 4th place in the table have 5 left to play.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

New leaders in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two as, Welwyn Pegasus Ladies move into top spot ahead of Garston Ladies 2nd XI who saw their match at home at the weekend postponed. Welwyn Pegasus were at home to 3rd placed Royston Town Ladies Development who themselves could have gone top of the table with a win. A competitive tussle the sides sharing 10 goals between them. A hat-trick for Becky Shephard for Royston Town, along with a goal for Megan Evers, 4 goals weren’t enough however to take anything from the game as the hosts found the back of their net for 6 goals. Top scorer Chemise Huitson scoring 5 goals in the match to move onto 17 for the season. Georgina Harvey getting the other goal to ensure the 3 points were won. Remains very tight at the top of the Division Two table. 

  Hitchin Town Ladies moving right back up onto the tails of the top 3 as they won the Hitchin derby away to Hitchin Belles on Sunday. A close 1st half seeing the sides drawing 0-0 at the break it was Hitchin Belles who opening the scoring a minute into the 2nd half Katie White with the goal. On the hour Hitchin Town equalised, Emma Chaffey putting the ball home after a Jessica McNamara effort came back off the post. McNamara herself then scored to give the visitors the lead with 20 minutes left to play. Dani Friel extending the lead to 3-1 with a goal inside the last 10 minutes. Late hope for Hitchin Belles of rescuing a point a White struck again to reduce the deficit to 2-3 Hitchin Town holding on for the 3 points. Just 4 points between the top 4 in the table.

In 5th place in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two table Letchworth Garden City Eagles won for the 5th time this season away to bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues on Sunday. A 2-0 win seeing the 3 points go to the away side.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Also very tight at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three as Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies win their 3rd straight league match to move level on points with Bedford Ladies Development on Sunday, 4 wins if you include the cup. Wheathamstead were away to Evergreen Ladies, Sophia Pidgeon moving onto 32 goals for the season as she found the back of the net for 5 goals in a 6-1 victory. Mary Quest also a goal for the visitors her 1st for Wheathamstead. A first goal too for Bianca Contonicola for Evergreen Ladies.

   2 points dropped for leaders Bedford Ladies Development as they had to settle for a share of the points away to 4th placed Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets on Sunday. 0-0 at half-time, Bedford captain Jessica Bunnage scored early in the 2nd half to give the visitors the lead her 16th of the season. Charlotte Demmon equalising for Woburn & Wavendon midway through the half with her 7th goal of the season.

   Was also a draw between Shefford Town & Campton Ladies in 5th at home to bottom side Potters Bar United Ladies on Sunday. 2-2 the final score Mandy Morgan with both goals for Potters Bar United who are the first side this season to play out their league fixtures. A tough season some close defeats early on no points on the board ended strongly earning 5 of their 6 points in their last 3 matches a positive end to their season.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 28/01/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th January

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

Semi-finals time in the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup, delayed a week due to the poor weather affecting the region last weekend. It was a repeat of last years final with Stevenage Ladies winners last season at home to Royston Town Ladies. A league between the sides FAWPL South East Division One side, Stevenage had the better of the 1st half but were unable to find the back of the net against their ERWFL Premier Division opponents. A goal early in the 2nd have set Stevenage on their way to victory, Ashleigh Deacon putting the ball into the back of the net, more chances followed before Stevenage doubled their lead, Leah Littlechild getting the goal. A penalty scored by Chloe Gunn sealing a 3-0 win and sending Stevenage into their 4th successive final the aim this year to try a successfully defend the trophy. 

Stevenage’s opponents in this season’s Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup final will be Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies reaching the final for the 1st time. The ERWFL Division One South side at home to Beds & Herts Women’s Division One leaders, St Albans Ladies in the semi-finals. St Albans 8 months unbeaten going into the match. Two goals from Natasha Crick with a goal each for Kristina O’Connell, Rosy Wodhams and Charley Handley seeing Hoddesdon win the game 5-2 to reach the final. Eleanor Lovelock and Jordan Williamson with the 2nd half strikes for St Albans. 

   The Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup Final will be played on the 11th March at the County Ground in Letchworth. Women’s Football East will be there.

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

 It was quarter finals weekend in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup competition again delayed due to the poor weather last weekend. Bedford Ladies already through due to Sandy Ladies folding earlier in the season that left 3 ties to be contested.

It was as far apart in the women’s football pyramid as you could get in one quarter final with Luton Town Ladies, Bedfordshire’s premier women’s side playing in FAWPL South East Division One and holders of the County Cup away to Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets on Sunday. Luton winning comfortably to progress, Natasha Fensome top scoring in the game with 5 goals. Nicola Henman netting a hat-trick, there was a brace each for Kim Farrow and Dionne Manning. Also getting a goal each in the game were, Lisa Nixon, Rachel Kosky, Jess McKay, Stephanie Gale and Zara Carroll the final score 17-0.

   Luton Town Ladies Development side were also in action in the quarter finals of the County Cup drawn away to Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side Houghton Athletic Ladies. Luton were leading the game 1-0 when the game was stopped due to a serious injury to Houghton’s Ciara Craig an ambulance called the game abandoned. Terrible news and Women’s Football East wishes Ciara all the best for a speedy and full recovery. The game rescheduled.

ERWFL Premier Division side AFC Dunstable Ladies were also taking on Beds & Herts Women’s Division One opponents in the quarter finals of the County Cup, Sharnbrook WFC the visitors to Creasey Park. Goals from Danielle Carty and Charlene Moreton securing a 2-0 win for Dunstable to send them through to the semi-finals.

The semi-final draw for the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup is as follows :-

Luton Town Ladies v ADC Dunstable Ladies

Bedford Ladies v Houghton Athletic Ladies or Luton Town Ladies Development

Both games scheduled to be played Sunday 18th Febraury.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

 One game played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this Sunday with 3rd placed Sherrardswood Ladies playing their 1st game of 2018 at home to bottom side Watton Ladies. Both Laurie Marris and Laura Cousins getting 2 goals each in the 1st half before going on to complete their hat-tricks in the 2nd. Manjinder Atwal also on target in the 2nd half with Sherrardswood running out 7-2 winners, moving them 5 points behind 2nd placed Northwood Ladies with 2 games in hand.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

It was 3rd v 4th in Beds & Herts Division Two on Sunday with Royston Town Ladies Reserves away to Hitchin Town Ladies. It was the hosts who opened the scoring Jessica McNamara putting them 1-0 on 11 minutes. Just past the half hour Royston came right back into the match equalising then going into the lead just 3 minutes later scoring from two free-kicks, Grace Leslie and Harriet Smith the scorers. Hitchin were quick to reply however the lead lasting just 4 minutes as Emma Chaffey got it back to 2-2. That the half-time score. One the hour Hitchin retook the lead Dani Friel scoring. The 3 points made safe 2 minutes from time Megan Franklin scoring from 30 yards to make it 4-2 the 3 points enough to move Hitchin above Royston into 3rd on goal difference.

 Evergreen Eagles also move up a place in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two table after winning at home on Sunday going above opponents Hitchin Belles into 6th. Samantha Takis putting Evergreen 1-0 on 20 minutes it was 2-0 2 minutes later Samantha Feeney getting the goal. Holly Williams making it 3-0 on the half hour. Abbey Williams extending the lead 20 minutes into the 2nd half. Takis scoring her 2nd of the game 20 minutes from time to seal a 5-0 victory.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

 In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, 2nd placed Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies cut the gap to leaders Bedford Ladies Development to 5 points with a comfortable home win on Sunday. Taking on Shefford Town & Campton Ladies the winning margin 6-0. Sophia Pidgeon scoring all 6 of Wheathamstead’s goals moving her on to 24 goals from 10 appearances. Wheathamstead in good form have 2 games in hand on the leaders.

  Also in action on Sunday in Division Three were the bottom two Bedwell Rangers Ladies looking to extend the gap from bottom side Potters Bar United Ladies. Holly Walker scoring in the 10th minute for Bedwell. Jessica Sullivan also getting a goal in the 1st half went on to complete her hat-trick in the 2nd half. Leah Tomlin and Faye Prout also getting a goal each with Bedwell winning the game 6-3 their 3rd win of the season moving them 8 points ahead of Potters Bar United, their goal scorers Carly Gilbey and Mandy Morgan who scored a brace.