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The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 06/10/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 6th October

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies continue to lead the way in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One keeping up their 100% winning start at home this Sunday playing Garston Ladies. Garston beating Hemel Hempstead last season coming into the game in good form themselves with back to back wins 7 points in total from their last 3 games. Proved to be a cracking game that saw 9 goals scored. Holly Jury netting a brace for Garston to open her account for the season with Charley Kelsey also finding the back of the net for a goal. 3 for the visitors defending champions Hemel Hempstead putting 6 past them at the other end to collect the 3 points. 6 different goalscorers for the hosts Lizzie Richardson opening the scoring Ella Mercer, Jessica Green and Charlene Turturici-Clarke all adding to the goals tally before half-time. Kayleigh Baker and Anna Wooldridge with the goals 2nd half. A 6 point lead at the top opening up for Hemel Hempstead with St Albans Ladies in 2nd seeing their FA Cup match away to FAWNL side Cambridge City Ladies called off due to the weather.

  Northwood Ladies have made a slow start to the season 2 draws and a loss from their opening 3 matches, tasted victory for the first time this season at home to bottom side Hitchin Belles on Sunday. Emma Steele scoring a brace with 4 more players opening their accounts for the season, Leanne Jones, Scarlet Keightley, Emma Marshall and Honor Cantrell with a goal on her first appearance for the club.

Northwood Ladies (photo credit Northwood Ladies)

  Royston Town Women Development also winning at home at the weekend to collect their first win in Beds & Herts Women’s Division one following promotion. Taking on Houghton Athletic Ladies benefited from thier 1st teams FA Cup game away to Ipswich Town Women getting called off due to the heavy rainfall. Able to call upon the services of striker Joanne Rutherford who netted a brace in the match their were goals too for Samantha Edgar and Jazmin Racher in a 4-1 win. Emily Watson scoring for Houghton Athletic.

  Hartham United Ladies awarded the home win against Letchworth Garden City Eagles.   

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Garston Ladies Vintage Purples leading the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two table going into the weekend were away to AFC Kempston & Bedford College Ladies. An unbeaten start to the season for Garston as they look to bounce back to Division One at the first attempt. Kempston & Bedford with 1 win so far this season seeing an injury to one of their players lead to last weekends game against AFC Dunstable Blues. A close contest between the pair a goal conceded late in the game enough to see the 3 points won going the way of the visitors, Haleena Gill making her first appearance for Kempston & Bedford scoring on her debut to see them continue their 100% winning start, Garston losing their unbeaten record.

That result sees new leaders in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two with Langford Ladies taking over at the top continuing their impressive start to the season the newly promoted side making it 4 wins from 4. At home this Sunday taking on Evergreen Ladies. Langford emerging 4-2 victors with Rebecca Reeve on target for a brace. Amber Clark scoring too with her 7th of the season with Sophie Bounds also on the scoresheet with her first of the season. Rebecca Freeman and Hollie Holden with their first goals for the campaign for Evergreen Ladies. 

Having forfeited their opening two league matches of the season Bedford Ladies Development were in league action for the first time this season as they played host to Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies in Division Two this Sunday. Alicja Olszanska scoring her first Bedford goal hitting 4 past the keeper with Charlotte Demmon getting a goal too in a comfortable 5-1 win, her first of the season too.

  For the 2nd weekend in a row AFC Dunstable Ladies Blues saw a match abandoned due to injury to an opposition player. Were taking on Sherrardswood Ladies the visitors leading in the match with Rhiana Rose lobbing the keeper to put them 1 up. On 67th minutes however Sherrardswood goalkeeper Shayna Godin was hurt in a collision with a Dunstable forward a wait for an ambulance the match abandoned. Glad to report Shayna Godin is Okay and wish her a speedy recovery.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

New sides Harvesters Ladies and Herts Vipers Women both making a 100% winning start to the season, Harvesters leading the way with 4 wins from 4, Herts Vipers one behind winning their opening 3 games. With Harvesters sitting out this weekends games Herts Vipers knew a positive result would see them overhaul them at the top of the Division Three table. At home were taking on Buntingford Town Ladies themselves losing their opening 3 games. Herts Vipers proving a strong side early on scoring plenty of goals so to again this Sunday as they rattled in a double figure win. Selin Burukgiray making her first appearance for Herts Vipers this season enjoying her debut in women’s football celebrating 5 goals including a 1st half hat-trick. Top scorer Nicole Jancey also celebrating a hat-trick to move onto 14 for the season. 5 more players on the scoresheet in a 13-0 win with Tazmin Symonds Bishop, Kelsey Millen and Amy Jo Hebborn all opening their accounts with Rebecca Edge and Lucy Sende also getting their names on the scoresheet. 

A big win too for Biggleswade United Ladies 3rd in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three table away to Flitwick Eagles Ladies on Sunday. The visitors with a strong start to the game scoring 4 goals a flurry in the 2nd half adding a further 8 goals to see Biggleswade finish on 12 without reply, 4 goals each for Leeanne Davison and Kayleigh Saunders her first goals for Biggleswade. Tashai Simms also collecting her first Biggleswade goals netting a brace in the game with Zoe Molloy also scoring two. Biggleswade winning 3 out of their 4 opening league matches 3 points back from the leading pair. 

A similar record to start the season too for Kempston Rovers Ladies also on 9 points winning 3 of their opening 4 matches in Division Three. On the road this weekend taking on Evergreen Eagles. Ellie Newberry-Bierton scoring her first ever hat-trick for Kempston Rovers their were goals too for Zoe Trinder her 5th of the season and a first Kempston Rovers goal for Hoffi Pursey. Kempston Rovers coming away with a 5-1 win to remain well placed on the table.

  A meeting between 5th ad 6th at the weekend as Bedwell Rangers Ladies hosted Hitchin Town Ladies Reserves. A encouraging start to the season for Bedwell Rangers winning 2 of their opening 4 games, Hitchin Town likewise with 6 points on the board awarded one win getting their first competitively last weekend. Meeting this weekend it was Bedwell Rangers with the early lead awarded a free-kick 25 yards out inside the opening 5 minute Maisie Main sending the ball over the keeper to make it 1-0. Hitchin Town looking for a reply an effort ruled out for offside tailing 1-0 at the break the visitors coming back to level early in the 2nd period, April Spang sending the ball home from a tight angle to equalise, both disappointed in the finish to take a share of the points.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 29/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 29th September

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies maintain their 3 point lead at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One, the defending champions made to work for the win coming up against Hartham United Ladies on Sunday. A close game settled by a single goal. Hemel Hempstead taking the lead with half a hour played Ella Mercer scoring what would prove to be the winner to keep Hemel Hempstead’s 100% record in tact.

  St Albans Ladies 2nd in the Division One table also with a 100% record from 4 played, last weekend involved in the Women’s FA Cup picking up a great result winning away to higher league opposition were back in league action this Sunday looking to make it 3 from 3 in the league. At home were taking on newly promoted Royston Town Women Development. proved tough opponents St Albans taking the lead in the 34th minute Jessica McNamara rounding the keeper to tap home. 1-0 the advantage at half-time the hosts doubling their lead early in the 2nd half. Cally Salter getting onto the end of a Molly Slade free-kick. 20 minutes to go and St Albans scored 3 quick goals to make the game secure Slade with a two minute brace, Cally Salter sandwiching her 2nd of the game in between. 5-0 up Slade went of to score her 1st ever hat-trick for St Albans to see the game won 6-0.

   Momentum for Garston Ladies as they climb to 4th in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division One table winning 7 points from their last 3 matches after a heavy loss on the opening day of the season. At home this Sunday making it back to back wins against Hitchin Town Ladies in the process bringing the newly promoted sides unbeaten start to an end. A blistering start from Garston leading in the 4th minute were 2 to the good just a minute later a 3rd goal coming before 10 minutes wee on the clock, Hitchin rallied pulling a goal back before half-time Bethany Spavins set up to score her first goal. Lucy Huffer on target with her first goal of the season scoring a 25 yard free-kick the bring it back to 3-2 7 minutes into the 2nd half. Garston coming back to restore their 2 goal lead 5 minutes later going on to win the game 4-2 their goals scored by Sian Fisken, Ruby Jager, Danielle McMullan and Leah Crockett with her first of the season.

    Houghton Athletic Ladies recording their 1st league win of the season this Sunday away to last season’s Division Two champions Hitchin Belles. Houghton Athletic with a strong first half taking a 5-0 lead into the dressing room. A brace for last season’s top scorer Emily Wilson, a brace to for Sophia Lee her first for the club along with a goal for Ciara Craig on her first appearance of the campaign. A tough start to the season for Hitchin Belles losing their opening 3 fixtures, pulled two goals back in the 2nd period with Keira How and Gemma Smith on the scoresheet. Houghton winning 5-2.

  A frustrating start to the season for Northwood Ladies a draw and narrow loss to Hemel Hempstead last weekend to start the season were away to newly promoted Letchworth Garden City Eagles Ladies this Sunday. An 11-0 defeat to Hemel Hempstead to open their campaign. A point earned this weekend as they held Northwood to a 3-3 draw. Tayla Murray, Kin Franklin and Katie Smith scoring Letchworth’s first goals of the season. Samantha May and Zamina Rehemtulla off the mark with a goal each for Northwood with Emma Steele also on the scoresheet.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

  Two matches completed in Beds & Women’s Division Two this Sunday. Garston Ladies Reserves (Vintage Purples) as they are known on Twitter continuing their unbeaten start to the season to maintain the lead. Back to back wins the 3 points collected on the road this weekend up against Evergreen Ladies who lost heavily in their opening league fixture. Yasmin Sabri scoring a brace for the visitors with Emma Trill also finding the back of the net for a goal in a 3-0 away win.

  Newly promoted side Langford Ladies continuing their excellent start to the season in Division Two a 100% winning start 3 from 3 now as they won comfortably away from home on Sunday to climb up to 2nd in the table a point behind Garston. Were playing Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies. Amber Clarke striking home a hat-trick to double her goals tally for the season. Rebecca Reeve getting on the scoresheet too with her first goals of the season netting a brace. Tabitha and Ayesha Brown with a goal each the latter’s first of the campaign. 

  The clash between newly promoted sides AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies and AFC Dunstable Blues abandoned due to an nasty injury to a Kempston Town player. Wishing her all the best for a speedy recovery. Watton Ladies awarded a home win against Bedford Ladies Development.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Harvesters Ladies continue to lead the way in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three making it 4 wins from 4 at the weekend but they were run very close by hosts Kempston Rovers Ladies who came close to earning a point their winning start coming to an end as they fall to a 3-2 defeat. Eve Shaw with her 5th of the season scoring for Harvesters along with Sian Appleyard and a first of the season for Molly O’Neill. Sabrina Stramaglia and Zoe Trinder the goalscorers for Kempston Rovers who stay 3rd on goal difference with a clutch of sides now having 6 points. 

  Herts Vipers keep up the pressure on leaders Harvesters Ladies winning their 3rd game of the season to maintain their 100% winning start. Weren’t at their best hosting Biggleswade United Ladies. The sides drawing 1-1 at half-time Lois Ruane scoring for Herts Vipers. A good start to the 2nd half for the hosts Nicole Jancey firing them into a 2-1 lead with her 11th of the season Lucy Sende on target to put Herts Vipers 3-1 ahead with her first goal. Biggleswade coming straight back to make it 3-2. Herts Vipers preventing their opponents for finding another to win the 3 points.

Moving up to 5th in the Division Three table joining Kempston Rovers and Biggleswade are Bedwell Rangers ladies winning their 2nd game of the season at home to Evergreen Eagles playing their first game of the season.  Rachel Young scoring a brace for Bedwell Rangers with Freya Rampley, Georgia Miller and Danielle Cook all on target wit a goal a piece in a 5-0 result.

  Joining the pack on 6th points in 6th spot are Hitchin Town Ladies Reserves winning their first competitive game under their new banner. Their previous 3 points awarded as a home win. Were at home this Sunday taking on newcomers Whetstone Wanderers Ladies. A brace for April Spang in the 1st half scoring Hitchin Town Reserves first goals Spang adding a 3rd to complete a hat-trick with 12 minutes left. Megan White-Benton also celebrating a goal for Hitchin in the final 5 minutes to see the game won 4-2. Whetstone Wanderers still searching for their first league points losing their opening 4 games Jessica Marshall and Hailey Peters with their first goals of the season.

 Also celebrating their first win of the season are Stotfold Juniors Ladies, haven’t played in the league since the opening day of the season losing 8-4 to Biggleswade. Were at home to new side Flitwick Eagles Ladies this Sunday a close first half between the sides Stotfold with a narrow lead, a completely different story 2nd half as the hosts ran out comfortable 10-2 winners. Chloe Ward scoring early in the first half completing a hat-trick late in the 2nd period. Also claiming a 2nd half hat-trick was Georgia Dollman. Gemma Robertson with a brace there were goals too for Georgia Yates and Becky Charter. Anna Bright scoring in the 12th minute for Flitwick, Brittany Holdsworth with their 2nd in the 89th minute.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 22/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd September

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

A strong start to the season in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One for Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies beginning the defence of their title winning their opening two fixtures scoring 19 goals. Were at home this Sunday taking on a potential challenger to their title Northwood ladies who had begun their season with a 2-2 draw away to newly promoted Hitchin Town Ladies last weekend. Proved to be a close game with a single goal settling the match Natasha McConville firing Hemel Hempstead into a 24th minute lead. A narrow advantage Hemel Hempstead forced to defend it with 10 players for the final 25 minutes as McConville was sent off. Despite the player disadvantage Hemel Hempstead held out to secure the result.

  Hitchin Town Ladies making a fantastic start to the season on their return to Beds & Herts Women’s Division One. 4 points from their opening two fixtures including last weekend’s 2-2 draw at away to Northwood were at home for the first time this weekend taking on Hartham United Ladies. Georgia Quinton firing in a strike on the half volley to score her first Hartham goal putting the visitors into the lead. Hitchin Town coming back to level the scores just past the half hour, Natalie Thompson getting her head onto captain Emma Chaffey’s corner to make it 1-1. All square at the break both keepers playing their part, Hitchin Town edged it in the 2nd period taking the lead on the hour with Samantha Coughlan through 1 v 1 with the keeper to make it 2-1 and take full of St Albans Ladies heroics in the Women’s FA Cup to climb into 2nd spot in the table with 7 points.

  Winning their first point of the season last weekend Garston Ladies travelled to play Royston Town Women Development this Sunday who themselves had secured their first point of the campaign following promotion drawing 1-1 with Hartham United Ladies last time out. Goals from Lydia Webb and a penalty scored by Ellie Wilkerson seeing Royston drawing 2-2 with Garston the visitors scoring a winning goal from a free-kick out wide looping over the keeper to secure their 1st 3 point haul of the season. Hayley Carr, Sian Fishen and Ruby Jager all celebrating their first goals of the season for Garston.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

In Bianca Vassell, AFC Dunstable Women Blues have a formidable attacker, 34 goals scored last season in their debut season on their way to winning the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three title. Has 11 already from 3 played in league and cup. A 10-2 win to start their league campaign this term were at home this weekend taking on Evergreen Ladies who were playing their first game of the season. Proved to be a harsh opening. Vassell scoring 4 goals she isn’t the only goalscorer in Dunstable’s line-up Emily Mitchell with a hat-trick to taking her to 8 for the season. Nicola Hollick with her fair share of goals last season also netting a hat-trick on Sunday one from the penalty spot. Gemma Williams and Nicole Cameron celebrating their 1st Dunstable goals with Kerry Mulvihill-Reed and Holly Wilks also scoring in a 14-0 win.

Garston Ladies Vintage Purples (Reserves) topping the table as they won at home on Sunday against Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies on Sunday. Awarded an opening day win drew away to Watton ladies last time out. First goals of the season from Jane Hales, Emma Trill and Yasmin Sabri seeing them win their 1st 3 points of the season to keep a point clear at the top of Division Two.

   Two wins from two to start the season for newly promoted Langford Ladies. Clinching a 1-0 win over fellow promoted side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses on the opening day continued with a win in the county cup last weekend. At home again this Sunday taking on Watton Ladies. Amber Clark top scorer for Langford last season scoring in her 3rd successive match there were first goals of the season too for Pearl Houghton and Leah Holmes in a 3-0 victory. Langford 3rd in the table.

  AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies are also promoted to Beds & Herts Women’s Two this season. Making their league bow this weekend were away to Sherrardswood Ladies. Chloe Urbanowicz amongst the goals early last season for Kempston she opened her account with a brace this Sunday so to two goals for Bex Cray with Charlie Mullins also finding the back of the net for a goal in a comfortable 5-0 win to start the season.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Three matches taking place in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this weekend. Harvesters Ladies topping the table making a perfect start to the league since joining this season making it 3 wins from 3. Were at home to Bedwell Rangers Ladies this Sunday who were coming into the match off the back of a confidence boosting first win of the season 8-1 away to Buntingford Town Ladies last time out. Ran Harvesters close narrowly missing out in a 3-2 defeat. Isobel Hughes putting the ball home for two goals for Harvesters with Rachel King also on target for her 4th goal of the season.

 A trio of sides all on 6 points behind Harvesters with 2 wins from 2 on the board. A 9-0 win at home to mark their Beds & Herts Women’s league debut Herts Vipers went one goal better this weekend reaching double figures at home to Hitchin Town Ladies Reserves. A goal inside the opening minute for Nicole Jancey with Rosie Langston opening her account just a minute later setting Herts Vipers on their way. Jancey going on to complete a first half hat-trick with Annalie Wood also scoring in the 1st period to see the hosts 5-0 up. A further five goals added in the 2nd half Jancey with her 4th 2 minutes after the restart. Rachel Wall and Rebecca Scott getting their first goals of the season, Jancey with a her 2nd 5 goal haul in just two matches adding Herts 9th with 10 minutes left Langston with her 2nd of the game seeing harts Vipers win 10-0.

  Two wins from two also for Kempston Rovers Ladies 6 points from their opening two league games a perfect start victory coming at home to Flitwick Eagles Ladies on Sunday. Leading 3-1 at half-time Kempston matching their opening day goals tally to win the game 5-1 in the 2nd half. Millie Scott scoring twice on her first start for the club. Megan Burnapp also on target to score her first Kempston Rovers goal. A first of the season too for Sabrina Stramaglia with Ellie Newbury-Bierton also on the scoresheet. Kempston Rovers 3rd in the table ahead of Biggleswade United Ladies who also have 6 points awarded the 3 points for an away win against Buntingford this weekend.

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 08/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th September

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

The opening weekend action comes thick and fast with leagues expanding in size the Beds & Herts Women’s Football League seeing 31 sides this season competing once again across 3 divisions. Plenty of goals scored on the opening weekend too in what has always proved to be a competitive league at all levels, sure that will prove to be the case once again this season.

  With the increase in size teams are promoted up the tables into higher leagues, 4 making the step up to Division One this season, with Royston Town Women Development and Letchworth Garden City Eagles joining last season’s Champions Hitchin Belles and runners-up Hitchin Town Ladies. Sadly we have lost Sharnbrook WFC, whilst Sherrardswood Ladies and Garston Ladies Vintage Purples are relegated. Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires become Hartham United Ladies.

  4 matches to start the season, with defending Champions Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies beginning at home to Hitchin Belles. Hemel Hempstead were strong last season and will certainly be the team to beat this time around to. Were strong in their opening fixture to win the match 8-2 with Bianca Hedgecock top scoring with 5 goals. Natasha McConville also getting on the scoresheet along with Amy Bentell and Kaila Merridan. Emily Field with both strikes for Hitchin Belles.

   Top though after the opening fixtures are St Albans Ladies as they scored 7 without reply at home to Garston Ladies (1st team) on the opening day. Formerly Garston’s 2nd XI they finished ahead of their club mates to see the sides changing names ahead of the new season with separate twitter accounts to save confusion for the likes of myself. Not the start to the new season they wanted however as St Albans were dominant 4-0 up at half-time added 3 more goals late in the match with Eleanor Lovelock netting a hat-trick. Sophie Hull opened the scoring after 10 minutes. Ellen Slater and Molly Slade both finding the back of the net with a goal each in the 1st period. Cally Salter scoring late in the match.

  Hitchin Town Ladies were involved in a fierce title race in Division Two last season with their local rivals eventually finishing 2nd, promoted began the season with a trip to fellow promoted side Royston Town Women Development. Hat-tricks for both Louise Gash and Samantha Couglan securing a 6-1 victory for Hitchin with Eve Chappell on target for the Royston goal.

  Hartham United Ladies are a new name in the league the squad largely made up of former Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires players. The new side a charity football team looking to raise money and awareness of child bereavement for the 4louis charity. Began their league campaign with a trip to play Houghton Athletic Ladies. Both sides capable of beating anyone on the day shared a close match. Hartham United securing the 3 points courtesy of a 4-2 win. Ellie Burke netting a brace their were goal celebration too for Patience Ndlovu and Sophie Mandel. Emily Watson and Shakeela Hussain opening their accounts for Houghton Athletic.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 It was a dramatic finish to the season in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three last season with a 3 way battle for the title going all the way to the final day. AFC Dunstable Blues (Development then) clinching the title to win promotion to Division Two. AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies strong at the end promoted as runners-up also going up are Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses and Langford Ladies. 10 teams in the league, Evergreen Eagles and Welwyn Pegasus Azures (now Hitchin Town Ladies Reserves relegated)

  3 games to start the season in Division Two and as in Division One plenty of goals scored. AFC Dunstable Blues beginning the season with a home match against Watton Ladies. Bianca Vassell scoring lots of goals last season 34 in total didn’t hang around this season to open her account finding the back of the net for 4 goals. Emily Mitchell joining the side this season netting a hat-trick in her first competitive match. Goals too for Nicola Hollick and Courtney McNamara in a 10-2 win. Watton Ladies positive in the build up to the new season not making the start they would have liked.

   A difficult campaign for Sherrardswood Ladies last season finishing bottom of Beds & Herts Division One and relegated. A positive outlook to start the new season however and got off to a fantastic start at home playing Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies on Sunday. Kristie Donovan putting the hosts into the lead on 10 minutes. A quick fire brace from Rhiana Rose 10 minutes later saw Sherrardswood leading 3-0. Rose going on to complete her hat-trick then adding another on the stroke of half-time. 5-0 up at the break two further goals were added inside the final 10 minutes with Natasha Little and Manjinder Atwal celebrating.

  Elsewhere in Division Two it was a much tighter affair between Langford Ladies and Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses as the two newly promoted sides met in their opening fixture. Amber Clark top scoring for Langford last season with 25 goals, getting the only goal of the match in the first half to secure the 3 points for the hosts.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

  50 goals scored already and we haven’t even started with Division Three! An 11 strong league this season with 4 new sides joining, Herts Vipers, Whetstone Wanderers Ladies and familiar names returning Harvesters Ladies and Flitwick Eagles Ladies. As mention before Hitchin Town Ladies were previously Welwyn Pegasus Azures. 

  Plenty of goals scored across the five fixtures taking place on the opening weekend. 3 of the new sides getting off to a fantastic start. Herts Vipers were at home taking on Bedwell Rangers Ladies. Two goals inside the opening 15 minutes from Nicole Jancey seeing Harts Vipers leading 2-0 at half-time. The hosts ran riot in the 2nd period to put 7 more goals past their opponents Jancey adding 3 more goals to her tally. There was a brace for Rebecca Edge with both Annalie Wood and Lois Ruane on target for a goal each in a 9-0 win.

 A high scoring win too at home for Flitwick Eagles Ladies on the opening day as they hosted fellow newcomers Whetstone Wanderers Ladies. Brittany Holdsworth getting her name on the scoresheet for 5 goals for Flitwick there was also a hat-trick for Anna Bright along with a goal each for Sammy Beharry and Abbie Ambrose. 10 goals for Flitwick they didn’t have it all their own way with Whetstone Wanderers breaching their defence for 3 goals themselves.

  Harvesters Ladies also new to the league recording an opening day victory at home as they took on Hitchin Town Ladies Reserves. Sian Appleyard, Rachel Dodds and Eve Shaw all claiming a goal as Harvesters ran out 3-0 winners.

   A high scoring match too between Biggleswade United Ladies and Stotfold Juniors Ladies on Sunday in their league opener. Biggleswade making some notable new addition look like they will be challenging at the top this season. A close first half though saw them trailing 2-1 at the break. Molly Norman and Becky Charter with the goals for Stotfold. A Jade Horsley goal sandwiched in between for the hosts. Biggleswade starting the 2nd half well, Leeanne Davison with 2 goals inside 5 minutes putting them 3-2 ahead. Norman scoring again for Stotfold on the hour, so too Zoe Molloy for Biggleswade the latter netting again midway through the 2nd half. 5-3 in front Norman scored her 3rd of the game to reduce the arrears for Stotfold, Biggleswade going on to win comfortably as Horsley added a brace to claim an opening day hat-trick along with one more for Davison to see her celebrating a hat-trick and an 8-4 win for Biggleswade.

  The final game to bring you saw Kempston Rovers Ladies away to Buntingford Town Ladies both beginning their 2nd season in the Beds & Herts women’s football league. A tough first season for Buntingford, Kempston Rovers improved as the season wore on and will be looking to progress further. Got off to a great start winning 5-0 to bring the 3 points home. Ellie Newberry-Blerton and Zoe Trinder both scoring twice with Ellie Williamson alos on target for a goal.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 05/05/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 5th May

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

The final day of the league season in the Beds & Herts Women’s football leagues this Sunday with just the League Cup and Chris Renshaw Cup Finals to come. Things settled in Division One with Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies winning the title 3 points clear of 2nd placed Northwood Ladies with St Albans Ladies who Hemel Hempstead will meet in the League Cup finishing 3rd. Joining St Albans on 32 points in 4th are Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires with a big win on the final day to mark a fine fist season playing in Division One. Leading for a good spell early on Welwyn have more than held their own in a competitive league following promotion from Division Two. At home to Sharnbrook WFC who have tailed away towards the end of the season Welwyn secured the 3 points courtesy of a 7-1 win.

Promoted as champions of Division Two along with Welwyn, Garston Ladies 2nd XI had a difficult start to life in the higher league bottom for a long spell simply not playing games had alot of catching up to do but a terrific run of form at last getting games played they have stormed up the league to seal a 6th placed finish winning 6 of their last 8 league matches. Away to Houghton Athletic Ladies who have been solid in mid-table on the final day the sides sharing 8 goals between them, Garston edging Houghton out to win the game 5-3. Charley Kelsey netting twice for Garston to put her on 15 goals for the season. Ruby Jager top scorer with a goal has 18. Holly Jury and Lauren Berryman also on target with a goal each. Emily Wilson with 15 goals for Houghton scoring in their final game along with Shakeela Hussain and Coral Beary with her first goal. Garston’s 2nd XI with one more game to play this Sunday at 11am The Chris Renshaw Cup Final against counterparts Garston Ladies 1st team.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

One game left to play in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two and having secured a 2nd placed finish in the league and promotion to Division One, Hitchin Town Ladies were away to Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies on the final day. Have enjoyed a strong season at the top for much of the campaign a big win to finish the campaign. Captain Emma Chaffey edging out Louise Gash to the top goalscorer position netting a hat-trick to finish on 18 goals, Gash with a brace not far behind with 15. There was a brace to in the final game for Rebecca Day her first goal of the season with Lauren Wyatt and Natalie Thompson also scoring a goal each in a 9-0 win. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

All set up for a dramatic final day of the season in Beds & Herts Division Three with the top 3 all with a chance to win the title. Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses top of the pile at the start of the day a point clear of both AFC Dunstable Ladies Development and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies. 

 Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses with just the 2 losses all season away to 3rd placed Kempston & Bedford in their last game. Kempston & Bedford with a strong finish to the season to put themselves right back in the title picture including back to back wins against Dunstable. Those Dunstable’s only defeats too having drawn 0-0 on the opening day going on to win their next 12 league matches to lead the way in their debut season in women’s football. The title out of their hands going into the last game needed the other result to go there way so long as they did there job away to Biggleswade United Ladies. 

AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies also making their debut in women’s football enjoying a good start and finish to the season whilst also reaching the semi-finals of both the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup and League Cup. Giselle Randall’s goals powering Woburn & Wavendon to the top of the league, she was on target for 2 more in the final game to put her on 39 for the season. It wasn’t enough as Woburn & Wavendon lost to see them finish up in 3rd spot with Kempston & Bedford winning the game 5-2! Chloe Urbanowicz with the goals early on in the campaign setting the tone for the season on the scoresheet with her 19th of the season. Kayleigh Humphries and Abigale Young both getting a goal a piece along with a first goal for the club for Chloe Hulett and Emily Kay. Kempston & Bedford finishing above Woburn & Wavendon.

That result seeing the Beds & Herts Division Three title go to AFC Dunstable Ladies as they got the win they needed against Biggleswade United Ladies. Bianca Vassell putting Dunstable into the lead late in the first half. Biggleswade not letting Dunstable have it their own way however as they came back to level the scored 7 minutes into the 2nd half. Helen Coster with the goal. Dunstable getting there noses back in front 10 minutes later with Vassell scoring her 2nd of the match her 34th overall. This time they held on in what was bound to be a nervous finish to clinch the 3 points to become Champions!

AFC Dunstable Ladies Development, Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three Champions. (photo credit AFC Dunstable Ladies Development)

 Congratulation’s to AFC Dunstable Ladies Development on winning the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three title.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 28/04/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th April

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

 Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies are the Champions! Winning their final game of the season on Sunday away to Houghton Athletic Ladies to clinch the title playing their first season in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One edging out 2nd placed Northwood Ladies by just 3 points in the finish but with games in hand on the sides above them all season always knew what they had to do to get the job done. Charlene Turturici-Clarke netting a brace to take her into double figures for the season their were also goals for Lizzie Richardson and Bianca Hedgecock with top scorer Natasha McConville scoring her 22nd goal of the campaign and Eloise baker her first goal. Hemel Hempstead winning the game 6-2. Emily Wilson and Holly Thomson scoring for Houghton.

 Congratulations to Hempstead Town Ladies on winning the Division One title. One game left to play the League Cup Final where they take on current holders St Albans Ladies on Sunday 12th May.

Two more games played in Division One on the penultimate weekend of league matches in the Beds & Herts leagues. St Albans Ladies finishing 3rd ending their league campaign with a win, last season’s champions away to Garston Ladies 1st team on Sunday goals from Michaela Johnson, Ellen Slater and Molly Slade securing a 3-0 win.

Their strong finish to the season continues for Garston Ladies 2nd XI as they win a 5th league match in April to secure a 6th placed finish in Division One with a game to play. Were away to Sharnbrook WFC this weekend having beaten them 6-0 at home two weekends ago. Competed a double over their opponents scoring 6 once again with Megan Allaway and Ruby Jager both scoring twice along with a goal each for Charley Kelsey and Chloe Hazell. No clean sheet this time though with Sharnbrook scoring through Millie Scott to see the game finish 6-1.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Hitchin Town Ladies were playing a must win game away to Letchworth Garden City Eagles on Sunday with the winner assured a runners up finish in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two. Hitchin Town with an early goal leading 1-0 within the opening 5 minutes captain Emma Chaffey striking the crossbar the rebound dropping to Many Cain-Murnane to put into the back of the net. Chaffey making it 2-0 midway through the first half her free-kick in off the keeper. The win secured in the final 15 minutes of the game with Chaffey scoring Hitchin Town’s 3rd goal to secure 2nd spot. Letchworth playing their last game of the season finishing in 3rd.

Royston Town Ladies Development completing their Division Two campaign this Sunday a 4th place finish secured travelled to play Evergreen Eagles. Finished on a high with a comfortable victory. Eve Chappell scoring twice her first goals for the side in only her 3rd appearance. 8-0 the winning score with 5 other players on target for a goal each, Kierra Gabriel with her 11th of the season. Olivia Sole, Jazmin Racher and first goals too for Ami Ellis and Lydia Webb.

Bedford Ladies Development and Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies both winning at home at the weekend by a single goal, 1-0 wins against Welwyn Pegasus Azure and Watton Ladies respectfully.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three the title race is going all the way to the final day. AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies beating leaders AFC Dunstable for the 2nd successive weekend to see them slip to 2nd and move to within a point of them in 3rd and 3 behind new leaders Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses. Goalless at half-time Kempston took the lead in the 53rd minute. Nicola Hollick equalising for Dunstable with 12 minutes left to play, Kempston coming back to retake the lead in the 83rd minute to win the game 2-1, Rachael Mumford and Kayleigh Humphries with their goals.

  Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses enter the final round of league matches top of the pile two points clear of Dunstable and 3 ahead of Kempston. Were away to Kempston Rovers Ladies on Sunday. Giselle Randall top scorer for the club scoring five goals to move to 37 goals for the season from 19 played. Laura Sephton also on target for a brace with Nikita Blackburn and Zoe Griffiths also getting a goal each in a 9-2 win. Meghan Dimmock and Sabrina Stramaglia scoring the goals for Kempston Rovers.

  Playing their final match of the season Stotfold Juniors Ladies end on a positive note finishing 6th in their debut season in women’s football with a 2-1 home win over 5th placed Biggleswade United Ladies.

  Three sides all with a chance of finishing top on the final day a huge game between 3rd and top with AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies hosting Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses, the 3rd placed side with a better goal difference need the win a point for Woburn & Wavendon enough to finish top. AFC Dunstable Ladies away to Biggleswade United Ladies will be hoping Kempston do them a favour so long as they can secure a win themselves on the final day.

The Round-Up – The Counties 21/04/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 21st April

The County Leagues

Another condensed version of The Round-Up for the county leagues this week with just 11 games played across all the leagues covered by Women’s Football East this Easter Sunday.

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Starting in Norfolk, just two fixtures left to play with one on those taking place this weekend seeing Sprowston Athletic Ladies at home to Beccles Town Ladies, both sides promoted to Division One this season, will meet again in a fortnight in the League Plate final. Mixed fortunes with Beccles hit by injuries all season finishing bottom, Sprowston Athletic ending on a high results picking up towards the latter half of the season overhaul Bungay Town Ladies to secure a top half finish ending up in 4th place courtesy of a 5-0 win, K Welsh scoring a brace in the game with goals too for Keri Boorman, Melissa Belsey and Olivia Leggett in a 5-0 win.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

In Norfolk Women’s Division Two, Taverham Women United are the Champions getting the point they needed to seal the title away to Hockering Ladies in their final game of the season this Easter Sunday. A fantastic achievement for the club playing their first ever season of women’s football have led the way for much of the season a long winning run, just the one defeat late on to dent the record. All under 18 bar one have kept getting the results despite some strong sides their to challenge. Hockering Ladies sadly short on players as they have been for most of the season battling on a creditable effort form everyone. 9 players against Taverham the visitors a handful at the best of times got into a 5-0 lead comfortable the title secured opted to drop down to 9 themselves to match Hockering a noble gesture didn’t stoop the goals as they added a further 5 to win the game 10-0. Three players netting a brace, Hannah Artis, Maya Lawlor and Tiegan Robinson with Jasmin Snelling, Lucy Staff, Summer Rogers and Abbie Walker all getting a goal each. Staff and Snelling with their first goals of the season. 

Taverham Women United, Division Two Champions

Congratulations to Taverham Women United on winning the Norfolk Women’s Division Two title.

The only side to defeat Taverham in the league this season were Tavern Ladies. Coming on strong towards the end of the season themselves victory at home to Fakenham Town Ladies on Sunday seeing them move into 2nd position and pole position for clinching the runners-up spot. A 4-0 defeat to Fakenham on the opening day of the season Tavern have been behind the top three in part due to a run in the league cup that has seen them reach their first ever final. Tavern’s winning streak now reaching 10 wins in all competitions scoring plenty of goals along the way too. Fakenham needing the points themselves to put them into 2nd it was Tavern holding the advantage at half-time leading the game 2-0 the hosts went on to win the game 5-1. Atlanta Griffith scoring a brace to move onto 23 goals for the season, Katie Hart-Copsey adding another goal to her staggering 51 goal tally. Nicole Costin also getting a goal for Tavern to take her into double figures for the season an own goal too.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

One game in Cambridgeshire at the weekend from the Championship North, leaders Ketton Ladies at home to bottom side Pinchbeck United Ladies. Ketton extending their 100% winning record to 12 games to go 6 points clear at the top courtesy of a 2-0 win with the usual suspects on target for a goal each, Fran Kavanagh scoring her 45th goal of the season With Claire Lawrenson finding the back of the net for her 26th of the campaign.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Essex saw the most league action at the weekend with five matches played. Sadly however there is some sad news to report from the league with Brentwood Town Ladies withdrawing from the Premier Division late in the campaign, no doubt a tough call to make, bottom of the league knew they were going to find it a challenge having been promoted despite a 4th placed finish last season, 11 losses have struggled to find a team on several weekends, with less than 75% of their fixtures played their results are expunged meaning adjustment to the table and some sides losing up to 6 points previously gained. Wishing everyone involved with Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves side all the best for the future.

Three games played in the Premier Division on Easter Sunday. Leigh Ramblers Ladies returning to the top of the table winning away from home against Silver End United Ladies who were playing their last game of the season. Amy Jacobs scoring a brace has 16 goals now for Leigh Ramblers from 9 appearances. Emily Diwell also on the scoresheet with Leigh Ramblers running out 3-0 winners. Leigh Ramblers a point clear of 2nd placed Frontiers Ladies with a game in hand.

  Collier Row Tigers are now 3rd  in the adjusted Premier Division table and with games home and away against Leigh Ramblers to come could yet have a say in the title race with 4 games left to play. Won the 3 points at home this Easter Sunday against Southend United Ladies. Top scorer Laura Bunton hitting a brace moving onto 33 goals for the season with Emma Harrison and Natalie Oxby also getting a goal apiece in a 4-1 win, Emily Pert scoring for Southend. 

 A point behind Collier Row Tigers in 4th spot Harlow Town Ladies Development also have 4 league games left. Were big winners away from home on Sunday taking on Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Leading 2-0 at half-time Harlow ran riot in the 2nd half to score a further 7 goals to win the game 9-1. Hannah Smith, top scorer on target for another hat-trick has 29 goals for the season now. Ellie Nicholls with a brace has 18 for the season. Also on target for a brace was Hariot Douglas her first goals for Harlow in just her 2nd appearance. Maisy Wyer and Poppy Binding with a goal each also scoring. 

Essex Women’s Division One

Home wins awarded for earlier games called of now taking effect, Billericay Town Ladies return to the top of Essex Women’s Division One, ahead of Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies on goal difference. Nothing Dagenham & Redbridge can do having completed their fixtures but they are now sandwiched between the title contenders, with Rayleigh Town Ladies moving up to 3rd awarded points and winning at home this Easter Sunday against Runwell Sports Ladies who were playing their final game of the season. 51 goals for the season too for Isabelle Wallings scoring at the weekend with Sophie Rhodes making it 2 from 2 appearances for Rayleigh as they won the game 2-1. Danielle Dorrington scoring for Runwell who finish with 10 victories and 10 losses but just 27 points with a 3 point deduction.

  The title battle between Billericay Town Ladies Reserves and Rayleigh Town Ladies, One game left for Billericay away to Rayleigh this coming Sunday 3 points the gap, Billericay win it they will be champions, draw and they will almost certainly be there with a far superior goal difference. A win for Rayleigh however and we have a 3 way tie at the top on 48 points. A point then for Rayleigh in their final game of the season away to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves will see them clinch the title… a huge game on Sunday.

  One other game played in Essex Women’s Division One this Easter Sunday with Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves beating Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves 3-1 away from home to climb up to 7th in their final game of the season, ending on a high thanks to a brace from Kelsey Honeywood and a goal for Millie Richards.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Two games played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this weekend both featuring Garston Ladies as the 1st team and 2nd XI met in a double header to get their games in towards the end of the season. 6 points up for grabs. Garston’s 2nd XI bottom of the table for much of the campaign finishing strong with 4 wins coming in their last 5 league matches. Charley Kesley with a brace along with a goal for Holly Jury her 10th of the season seeing them win one match 3-0. In the other game Kelsey was also on target for another goal to take her tally to 12 for the campaign. Top scorer Ruby Jager scoring a brace too has 15 for the season a closer game this time around with Garston’s 2nd XI edging it 3-2 the 6 points seeing them climb up to 6th in the table with 3 games left to play.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 14/04/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 14th April

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Following up from a comfortable 7-1 home win against Garston Ladies 2nd XI in midweek with both Bianca Hedgecock and Charlene Turturici-Clarke scoring a brace each, Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies closed the gap to leaders Northwood Ladies to 3 points. Due to play Garston Ladies 1st team n Sunday their opponents forfeited the game see Hemel Hempstead awarded the 3 points and move level with the leaders. One game left away to Houghton Athletic Ladies a point or better will see them crowned Division One champions, Northwood will be cheering on Houghton. 

  Garston Ladies 2nd XI bounced back from their midweek defeat to Hemel Hempstead to win at home against Sharnbrook WFC on Sunday and as a result move off the bottom of the Division One table. Ruby Jager scoring a hat-trick in their 6-0 victory with Lauren Berryman, Leah Crocket and Charley Kelsey also bagging a goal each. Sherrardswood Ladies go bottom having played all their games.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

One more Champion to celebrate this week with Hitchin Belles getting the point they needed on Sunday to become Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two Champions! Were playing their final game of the season away to local rivals and 2nd placed Hitchin Town Ladies. The match at played at Top Field home of Hitchin Town FC, Hitchin Town Ladies were 8 points behind Hitchin Belles with 3 games left to play needed a win to have any chance of denying Belles the title. In the finish it wasn’t to be with the sides battling out a 0-0 draw usually a frustrating result but not for Hitchin Belles as they win the title and promotion to Division One.

  Congratulations to Hitchin Belles on their title success.

   That 0-0 draw good news for Letchworth garden City Eagles as they move back up into 2nd place in the Division Two table with a home win over in form Evergreen Ladies on Sunday. Goals from Kate Tempest, Katie Smith, Emily Jamieson and a 1st of the season for Anna Argiros seeing Letchworth win the game 4-0, one game left to play, that against Hitchin Town Ladies now basically a shoot off for 2nd place with one point between the sides even though Hitchin have a game in hand.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Three games played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three on Sunday and with two games left for the top 3 it is going to go down to the wire. Leaders AFC Dunstable Ladies Development top of the table were unbeaten dropping just 2 points before this weekends home clash with 3rd placed AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies. The visitors inflicting the first defeat of the season on Dunstable to close the gap to them down to 4 points. Rachael Mumford scoring a brace for Kempston Town & Bedford College with a goal each for Taylor Kingston and Kayleigh Humphries plus an own goal securing a 5-1 win. Bianca Vassell with the goal for Dunstable the pair meeting again in a fortnight in their penultimate game of the season. A win then for Dunstable putting Kempston Town & Bedford College out of the title race, if it goes the other way thing’s get very interesting on the final day!

   That defeat for Dunstable good news too for Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses in 2nd place as they close the gap to the leaders to just a point with a big win away to bottom side Buntingford Town Ladies. Giselle Randall on fire with 7 goals in the game taking her onto 32 goals for the season, the visitors winning 10-0 with Victoria Harrold also on target with a goal and a brace for Laura Sephton. An intriguing contest between Dunstable and Kempston Town & Bedford College in a fortnights time Woburn & Wavendon are away to Kempston Town & Bedford College in the pairs final game of the season where all three sides could all still be in contention for the title!

One more game to bring you and it was victory in their final game of the season for Langford Ladies who secure a 4th placed finish in their debut season in women’s football. Were away to Biggleswade United Ladies in 5th spot. A brace from top scorer Amber Clark finishing on 25 goals plus one from Chloe Scott who ends on 21 goals for the season sealing a 3-0 win.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 07/04/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 7th April

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

The race for the title in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One looks like it will go all the way now in what has been an intriguing title race at the top of the table all season. Northwood Ladies the first side to complete their fixtures ending on a high sitting top of the table with a crucial 1-0 home win over 2nd placed St Albans Ladies on Sunday, that win taking Northwood 4 points clear of St Albans Ladies meaning they can’t catch the with one game left to play. Runners-up to St Albans Ladies  in their debut season last year Northwood are guaranteed a top two finish this time around too. Leanne Jones scoring the all important winning goal. 

As intriguing as the title race in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One has been, there was always likely with their games in hand over their rivals and suffering just the one defeat all season that Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies would come through to take top spot, that though looks less certain now after they suffered a surprise defeat away from home on Sunday to bottom side Garston Ladies 2nd XI. A brace from Ruby Jager along with a goal for Charley Kelsey seeing Garston Ladies fresh from reaching The Chris Renshaw Trophy final beating Hemel Hempstead 3-1. Amy Bentall scoring the goal for the visitors, the title remains in Hemel Hempstead’s reach with 3 games left to play but can’t afford any more slip ups with the gap to Northwood 6 points.

  A good weekend all round for Garston Ladies women’s sides as their 1st team extended their unbeaten run in league and cup to 6 matches building on a midweek win away to Sherrardswood Ladies to beat Sharnbrook WFC at home this Sunday. A 2-1 win in midweek, Garston scored 2 without reply on Sunday to pick up the 3 points and climb up a place to 7th in the table.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Home wins awarded to the top two in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two the title battle almost over. Hitchin Belles top of the table leading by 9 points with a game left to play, that match away to 2nd placed Hitchin Town Ladies this coming Sunday. A positive result for Hitchin Belles seeing them finish champions, promotion to Division One for the 1st time assured. Even a win for Hitchin Town may not be enough as even with maximum points from their last 3 games will see the sides level on 44 points Hitchin Belles with a usual 19+ goal difference as it stands. A fantastic season for both an Sunday’s game sure to be a special day played at Hitchin Town FC’s Top Field stadium.

One game played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday, a thriller between Evergreen Ladies & Watton Ladies sharing 9 goals, Watton bringing an end to Evergreen’s winning streak. Both sides short on a full compliment of players Natalie Maher on target with a brace for Evergreen has 14 goals now for the season with Top scorer Rebecca Freeman staying 1 ahead of her on 15 with a goal, Lisa Nolan also getting a goal. 4 though wasn’t enough for Evergreen to take anything from the game as a brace from Gemma Bickell taking her to 10 for the season and a hat-trick from Sian Owens also on 10 goals no seeing Watton clinch the win 5-4.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Three games in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this Sunday and with leaders AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves not in action it was a chance for 2nd & 3rd placed Woburn & Wavendon Lioness & AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies to close the gap exert some pressure leading into the final 3 games of the season.

Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses at home to Bedwell Rangers Ladies this Sunday, Nikita Blackburn scoring a brace for the hosts her 1st goals of the season. Kodi Meader and Victoria Harrold celebrating a goal each too along with top scorer Giselle Randall finding the back of the net for the 25th time this season as Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses won the game 5-2 to close the gap to Dunstable back to 4 points. Jessica Sullivan and Georgia Miller scoring the goals for Bedwell Rangers playing their last game of the season.

   AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies were also at home this Sunday taking on Stotfold Juniors Ladies in Division Three. Bex Cray top scoring in the game with 4 for the hosts moves her onto 18 goals for the season. AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College winning the game 7-2 with Emily Devereux, Rachael Mumford and Danielle Cherry all claiming a goal each, Cherry’s first of the season. The 3rd placed side closing the gap to AFC Dunstable to 7 points, the two sides have to play each other home and away in their final 3 games, with their final game at home to Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses those games could well have a big impact on the title.

A hat-trick from Amber Clark enough to see 4th placed Langford Ladies win the 3 points at home to Kempston Rovers Ladies on Sunday in Division Three. The hosts edging the win by 3 goals to 2, Clark out in front as top scorer for Langford now with 23 goals. Meghan Dimmock and Chelsea Rose Jeffery scoring for Kempston Rovers.