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The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 02/02/20

The Round-Up

Sunday 2nd February

Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup

Cup action in the Beds & Herts Women’s Football League this weekend with quarter final matches played in both competitions, the League Cup and The Chris Renshaw Cup. One quarter final tie in the League Cup falling foul to the weather holders Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies home tie with Hartham United Ladies called off will try again next Sunday. Two Division Three sides reaching the last 4 of the League Cup both having home advantage at the weekend up against Division One opponents. 

  Herts Vipers leading the way in Division Three with a 100% scoring plenty of goals too were hosting Hitchin Town Ladies. Herts Vipers off to a fast start taking the lead inside the opening 2 minutes Nicole Jancey setting up Selin Buyukgiray make it 1-0. Herts Vipers coming close to a 2nd before making a change in the 34th minute Rachel Wall introduced to the action making an instant impact scoring with her first touch to double the lead. Jancey on the scoresheet late in the first half to put Herts Vipers 3-0 up at the break. Buyukgiray with her 2nd of the game in the 56th minute, Herts Vipers finishing strong the game heading into the final 20 minutes Jancey going on to score a 9 minute hat-trick to add to her first half goal sending her to 42 goals to the season. Kelsey Millen sneaking in her 13th goal of the season during Jancey’s onslaught. 9-0 the final score to Herts Vipers a comprehensive victory to send them into the last 4 of the competition Buyukgiray completing her hat-trick with 5 minutes to play has 15 goals now this season from just 5 appearances. The draw for the League Cup semi-finals will see Herts Vipers at home to either St Albans Ladies or AFC Dunstable Women Blues who play their rearranged semi-final this weekend. 

Kick-off between Herts Vipers & Hitchin Town Ladies at the weekend (photo credit Harts Vipers)

  Biggleswade United Ladies 2nd in the Division Three table were at home to Division One side Garston Ladies 1st in the quarter finals of the League Cup, another side with goals in them Biggleswade were up against a Garston side in good form winning their last 4 league matches up to with goals coming throughout their side. Proved to strong for Biggleswade at the weekend scoring 5 without reply to advance into the semi-finals of the competition. 5 different scorers in the match too with, Holly Jury, Harley Carr, Charley Kelsey and Daniella and Jade Roberts celebrating a goal each. Garston with face either Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies or Hartham United Ladies away in the semi-finals.

The Chris Renshaw Cup

Quarter final weekend too in The Chris Renshaw Cup with 3 of the 4 ties played this Sunday. Division One side Northwood Ladies at home to Division Three side Hitchin Town Ladies Reserves. Northwood 3rd in the Division One table in good form winning six in a row in league and cup scoring goals too 37 in their last 3 games alone were amongst the goals again this weekend to safely progress to the last 4 of the competition. Emma Steele scoring a hat-trick in the tie going to 22 goals for the campaign. Emma Marshall netting a brace with Joanne Horwood also on the score sheet with a goal both on 8 for the season helping to secure a 6-0 win for Northwood. 

Northwood will be away to fellow Division One side Houghton Athletic Ladies after they narrowly beat Division Tow title contenders Langford Ladies in the quarter finals of The Chris Renshaw Cup at the weekend. Sophie Bounds scoring for Langford, goals though from Shakeela Hussain and Louise Spendelow seeing Houghton Athletic clinch a 2-1 victory to progress into the last four.

An all Division Two clash saw familiar opponents Garston Ladies Vintage Purples at home to Sherrardswood Ladies the pair meeting in the League Cup final itself a few season ago. Chances for both sides early on Garston taking the lead with Yasmin Sabri rounding the keeper to make it 1-0. Emma Trill doubling the hosts lead before Sabri struck again to see Garston 3-0 up at half-time. Alot for Sherrardswood to do to try and get back into the game Garston were working hard to prevent them scoring. Jane Hales striking a free-kick the ball sneaking in at the near post to put Garston 4-0 in front, Trill joining Sabri on 10 goals each for the season scoring her 2nd of the afternoon on the follow-up after her initial shot was saved. Trill going on to complete her hat-trick her position as stand alone top scorer lasting a matter of minutes with Sabri too sealing her hat-trick and send Garston into the last four of The Chris Renshaw Cup courtesy of a 7-0 win. Will be away to either Hitchin Belles or AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies in the semi-final the pair meeting this weekend.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

  One league game played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this weekend, Royston Town Women Development hosting Letchworth Garden City Eagles. Both sides finding it tough in the league following promotion last season, just the one win and draw for Royston from 9 played going into the game, Letchworth’s without a win so far this season 2 draws to date, 3-3 at home to Houghton Athletic Ladies last weekend Letchworth battled well against Royston at the weekend to see them earn a 2nd successive point of the season the match ending in a 2-2 draw, Kate Tempest and Tayla Murray with her 6th goal of the season scoring. Royston feeling they could have gotten more from the game scoring through Lydia Webb and Emer McAuliffe.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Also one league match played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two at the weekend and a significant result for AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies as they win at home to move to the top of the table for the 1st time this a season edging ahead of the 3 sides promoted with them last season, still just 3 points in it though between the top 4. Were at home to Evergreen Ladies on Sunday, goals from Charlie Mullins, Rachael Mumford and Helen Spalding securing a 3-0 victory.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Four games played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three at the weekend and with the top two playing in the League Cup it was an opportunity for Harvesters Ladies in 3rd position to move back level on points with Biggleswade United Ladies in 2nd. Harvesters were on the road taking on bottom side Buntingford Town Ladies. Top scorers Eve Shaw netting a first half brace for the visitors taking her to 13 goals for the season now for Harvesters. Louise Avery scoring their 3rd goal early in the 2nd half, Rachel Dodd on target with a goal with 20 minutes left seeing Harvester secure a 4-1 victory to give them the 3 points. 

 Kempston Rovers Ladies move back up to 4th in the Division Three table with a 7th league win at home to Whetstone Wanderers Ladies on Sunday. Working hard for each other Whetstone proved a tough opponent for Kempston Rovers to break down. The deadlock finally broken with Vicki Boyde scoring to make it 1-0 with her first goal for the side. Lucy Harper making to 2-0 to Kempston Rovers, top scorer Ellie Newberry-Bierton with her 9th goal of the season wrapping up a 3-0 win.

A confidence boosting 6-0 home win for Flitwick Eagles Ladies at home to Buntingford last weekend, had the better of the first half this weekend away to Bedwell Rangers Ladies holding a 2-0 advantage at the break. Charlie Newton firing the visiting side into the lead in the 20th minute adding a 2nd goal late in the first half. Jessica Sullivan pulling it back to 2-1 for Bedwell Rangers right at the start of the 2nd half, Flitwick responded straight away to restore their 2 goal lead Newton on target for her hat-trick doubling her tally for the season to 6 goals. Bedwell Rangers fighting back once again to bring it back to 3-2 on the hour, Sullivan scoring again her 12th goal of the season. The game moving into the final 20 minutes, Bedwell Rangers captain Georgia Miller struck with her 8th goal of the season to level the scores at 3-3 and see the sides share the points.

Stotfold Juniors Ladies capitalising on Bedwell Rangers draw winning all 3 points at home on Sunday to climb above them into 6th spot in the Division Three table. Meeting Evergreen Eagles for the 2nd successive Sunday a 4-1 win away from home last weekend a much close scoreline this time around Evergreen Eagles scoring twice, Stotfold on target to score 3 goals to win the game. The goals scored by Holly Konopka, Hope Page and top scorer Chloe Ward with her 12th of the campaign.

 

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 26/01/20

The Round-Up

Sunday 26th January

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies return to the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One moving 3 points clear of St Albans Ladies who moved top on goal difference last weekend. St Albans involved in the League Cup this Sunday thier semi-final match at home to AFC Dunstable Women Blues abandoned due to an injury with St Albans 3-2 up at the time, to be replayed in a fortnights time. Wishing the injured players all the best for a speedy recovery.

  Hemel Hempstead were hosting Royston Town Women Development at the weekend in the league a cracking game between the sides a close scoreline Royston scoring through Holly Fox her first goal of the season unlucky in the finish not to take anything from the game losing 2-1. Hemel Hempstead strong throughout the 90 minutes scoring twice to win the game 2-1, Amy Bentall and Charlene Turturici-Clarke with the goals.

  Fifth placed Garston Ladies 1st team climb above their weekends opponents Hartham United Ladies to go fourth joining 3rd placed Northwood Ladies on 20 points. The game played at Hartham on Sunday a dominant display from the visitors Garston running out comfortable winners in the finish scoring 5 goals with out reply to make it 4 straight wins in the league. Jade Roberts on target to score a hat-trick. Cassandra Chase also on he scoresheet along with Sian Fisken scoring her 7th goal of the season.

The 2nd Hitchin derby of the season played this Sunday in Division One with Hitchin Town Ladies suffering 3 straight defeats against the top 3 in the league falling away from the top of the table at home to Hitchin Belles bottom of the table with just one point so far from their opening 10 games. A 4-0 win for Hitchin Town in the reverse fixture earlier in the season. Hitchin Belles with an early goal this weekend Amy Jack scoring from a 20 yard free-kick. Hitchin Town coming back to level the scores and take the lead with Holly Darling netting both goals and own goal seeing Hitchin Town secure the 3 points with a 3-1 win that keeps them in contention for a top 4 finish just 2 points behind Northwood and Garston.

The points shared in a high scoring draw between Letchworth Garden City Eagles and Houghton Athletic Ladies in Division One at the weekend a brace each for Letchworth’s Tayla Murray and Houghton Athletic’c Ciara Craig both moving to 5 for the season. The game ending 3-3. Bethany Phillips scoring the other goal for Houghton Athletic her 4th of the campaign with Ellie Watson on target for her first goal of the season for Letchworth.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 As tight as ever at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two the gap between the top 4 now once again just a point, with 3rd and 4th placed AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies & Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses both winning away from home to join Langford Ladies in 2nd on 21 points one behind AFC Dunstable Women Blues at the top. 

  AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies were away to Watton Ladies this Sunday their first league match since December the 1st. Despite being short no numbers Kempston & Bedford comfortable at the final whistle winning the game 4-0 to collect the 3 points, Freya Green scoring a brace. Charlie Mullins on target to score her 6th goal of the season with Natasha Wing on the scoresheet to make it 5 for the campaign.

Reaching the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup final last weekend winning away to Houghton Athletic Ladies in their semi-final, Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses returned to winning ways in the league this Sunday away from home taking on Garston Ladies Vintage Purples. The hosts never able to get into their stride Woburn & Wavendon getting their noses in front on the half hour to lead 1-0 at the break with Jess Katsinas scoring her first goal for the club in her 3rd appearance. Holly Venn doubling the lead in the 2nd half with her 8th strike of the season to secure a 2-0 win for the visitors.

 Evergreen Ladies with a good 2nd half performance away to bottom side Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies on Sunday sees them pull further clear of the bottom 2 themselves. A fairly uneventful first half ending goalless between the pair. The dead lock broken early in the 2nd half with Louise Popkin putting Evergreen into the lead. Youngster Grace Gibbons scoring a brace to send the visitors into a 3-0 lead, another 2 from Rebecca Freeman seeing the game won 5-0.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Four matches played too in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three on Sunday. Herts Vipers topping the table making it 10 straight league wins since joining the league this season scoring plenty of goals too fast closing in on 80 goals whilst keeping it tight at the back conceding just 4 goals from those 10 games. Another clean sheet this Sunday away to Kempston Rovers Ladies as they ran in the goals up the other end. Kesley Mullen getting Herts Vipers off the mark within the opening minute scoring her 11th goal of the season. Top scorer Nicole Jancey on target to double the lead before the opening 15 minutes were up. Dominant Herts Vipers went 3-0 up 5 minutes later through a Tazmin Symonds Bishop goal. Midfielder Sarah Payne recently joining the side bringing a wealth of experience to the side celebrating her first goal for the club in the 35th minute. A 2nd goal for Millen late in the first period seeing Herts Vipers take a 5-0 lead into the break. Quickly became 6-0 at the start of the 2nd half Jancey scoring her 2nd of the game and 38th of the season. Payne winning Player of the Match scoring her 2nd of the game on the hour. Rachel Wall with a goal midway through the 2nd half sealing an 8-0 win for Herts Vipers.

Match action from Kempston Rovers v Herts Vipers (photo credit Graham Dear)

  10 wins from 10 for Herts Vipers they can’t rest on their laurels in the race for the title as their lead remains just 3 points, beating Biggleswade United Ladies in a top of the table clash a fortnight ago Biggleswade in 3rd bounced back with a big home win over Flitwick Eagles Ladies last Sunday to move level with 2nd placed Harvesters Ladies. The pair meeting this weekend with Biggleswade the away side, a close match between the pair and despite making hard work of it at times Biggleswade came out on top to win the game 3-2 to claim the 3 points and move 3 points clear into 2nd themselves. Zoe Molloy scoring her 11th goal of the season, there were also goals for Grace Leslie and a first for the club for Sarah King.

Stotfold Juniors Ladies playing their first league match of 2020 this Sunday were away to Evergreen Eagles in Division Three. A hat-trick for top scorer Chloe Ward taking her into double figures for the season on 11 along with a goal for Holly Konopka securing a 4-0 win that keeps them right up on the sides battling for a top half finish in the league.

A third win of the season for Flitwick Eagles Ladies sees them pull further clear of the bottom sides after they won comfortably at home to bottom placed Buntingford Town Ladies on Sunday. Brittany Holdsworth scoring her 11th goal of the season firing Flitwick into the lead in the 22nd minute, Anna Bright with her 8th of the season quickly doubling the advantage. Charlie Newton scoring her first goal of the season with 5 minutes left in the half seeing Flitwick into a 3-0 lead at the break. Victoria Harrold also celebrating her first goal of the season adding to Flitwick’s lead 10 minutes into the 2nd half. Newton going on to score to more goals in the 64th and 84th minute to make it a hat-trick and a 6-0 win for the hosts.

 

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 19/01/20

The Round-Up

Sunday 19th January

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

The County Cup action continues across both Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire this weekend with both competitions at the semi-final stage. Beginning with the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup, Luton Town Ladies had seen off rivals and current holders Bedford Ladies in the quarters finals were away to AFC Dunstable Women in the last 4 of the competition on Sunday. Both playing in the ERWFL, Dunstable’s new look young side struggling for points at the bottom of the table on a steep learning curve doing well to hold Luton to a goalless first half. Luton taking the lead 7 minutes into the 2nd half Ellie Sargeant with an absolute worldie to score her 1st goal for the club. 20 minutes left to play Dunstable fighting back to level the scores Lottie Nicholls with her first Dunstable goal. Luton though coming straight back to retake the lead with top scorer Jess McKay’s 14th goal of the season enough to take Luton into another Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup final.

The BHWGFL was already gaurenteed representation in a County Cup final this season as the other semi-final in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup saw Division One side Houghton Athletic Ladies at home to Division Two title challengers Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses. Scoring plenty of goals Woburn & Wavendon have also proved hard to break down at times this season and both saw them to victory in their semi-final clash. Keeping Houghton Athletic from scoring at one end ht them for 6 at the other end to book their spot in the final. Top scorer Giselle Randall scoring 4 in the game to move her to 17 for the season a brace in both halves. Georgia-Rose Edwards with two goals in the final 5 minutes to finish the scoring.

  The Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup Final to be played Sunday 15th March a 2pm kick-off further details to be announced.

Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup

Semi-final weekend too in Hertfordshire the Women’s Challenge Cup, and it will be a repeat of last season’s final with Stevenage FC Women and holders Watford U23s winning thier respective games on Sunday.

  Stevenage FC Women were at home taking on Watford Ladies Development. the FAWNL South East Division One side enjoying alot of success recently in the County Cup taking the lead through Ashleigh Deacon’s 3rd strike of the season, captain Amy Makewell firing home her 13th goal of the season doubling Stevenage’s advantage midway through the 2nd half to send them into the final itself for the sixth consecutive year.

Amy Makewell with her 13th goal of the season helping to secure Stevenage FC Women a sixth consecutive County Cup Final appearance (photo credit Gary Reed)

  Holders Watford U23s were away to ERWFL Premier Division side Colney Heath Ladies in their semi-final at the weekend. Top scorer Samaira Khan coming on in the 38th minute opening the scoring in the 39th rounding the keeper to make it 1-0. Colney Heath with the advantage at half-time chances to extend their lead were restricting Watford’s chances at the other end the visitors though coming back to level with 15 minutes left to play through an unfortunate own goal ricocheting in off the keeper. Watford winning the game with 2 minutes left on the clock a looping ball forwards sent home to see them through to a 2nd successive cup final. 

 The Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup Final to be played Sunday 15th March a 2;30pm kick-off at the County Ground Letchworth.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Four games played across the 3 divisions in the BHWGFL this weekend. 2nd placed St Albans Ladies in action were at home to Letchworth Garden City Eagles on Sunday A 2-2 draw with leaders Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies last weekend kept the gap between them to 3 points St Albans with a game in hand playing again this Sunday a positive result taking them top of the table on goal difference. Top scorer Eleanor Lovelock opening the scoring in the first half her 24th goal if the season coming in the 26th minute. Millie Guest with her first goal of the season just past the hour securing a 2-0 win for St Albans to sent them top of the league.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Two games played in Beds & Herts Division Two this Sunday despite what my results posts may have led you to believe. AFC Dunstable Blues going top of the table last weekend were at home again this weekend taking on Garston Ladies Vintage Purples. The damage done in the opening 10 minutes a quick fire double seeing Dunstable into a 2 goal lead, Kerry Mulvihill-Reed on target to score her 4th goal of the season in the 8th minute, Nicola Hollick scoring her 21st of the season 2 minutes later, Garston unable to find a reply, Dunstable with further chances to extend their lead move 5 points clear of 3rd placed AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies. 

 Keeping pace with Dunstable in 2nd though are Langford Ladies remain a point behind as they won well away from home on Sunday in Division Two against Sherrardswood Ladies. Scoring half as many goals as Dunstable so far this season have by far the tightest defence in the league conceding just 3 goals so far from 8 played, another clean sheet at the weekend. Amber Clark with half of Langford’s goals, netting a hat-trick at the weekend to put her onto 15 for the campaign so far, Sophie Bounds also celebrating a goal along with Harriet Ford on the scoresheet for the first time this season Langford winning 5-0.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

 One game in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three to report on, Biggleswade United Ladies moving back into 2nd spot with a comfortable home win over Flitwick Eagles Ladies on Sunday. Kayleigh Saunders scoring 5 times to see her closing in on 20 goals for the season. The goals spread around elsewhere with 4 other players on the scoresheet. Zoe Molloy collecting her 10th goal of the season, Tashai Simms putting the ball into the back of the net for her 7th a goal too for Jodie Molloy and a first Biggleswade goal for Vikki Ransom. The final score 9-0.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 12/01/20

The Round-Up

Sunday 12th January

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

A busy fixture lists across the Beds and Herts Women’s Football League with games in all three divisions and 8 cup ties from the Chris Renshaw Cup played this Sunday. Plenty of goals scored and some big games.

None more so than the top of the table clash in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One between 1st and 2nd. Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies 3 points clear at the top hosting 2nd placed St Albans Ladies who have a game in hand. Hemel Hempstead beating St Albans 3-1 in the reverse fixture at the start of the season. A cracking game of football by all accounts both sides on target for 2 goals in the first half Kayla Johnson netting a brace for St Albans giving her 8 for the season. Kayleigh Baker with her 4th of the season and a 10th goal of the campaign the Hemel Hempstead scorers all square at the break neither side able to breach the others defence for a winning goal 2nd half the points shared.

 The other game in Division One at the weekend saw Garston Ladies 1st team in 5th spot close the gap to 4th placed Hartham United Ladies to just a point as they won away from home to 2nd bottom Letchworth Garden City Eagles on Sunday. Garston edging the result 2-1 to take the 3 points home. Ruby Jager on the scoresheet for Garston was also given a red card the visitors ending with 10. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

The title race in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two remains as tight as ever the weekend starting with a 3 way tie at the top with Langford Ladies, Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies all on 18 points, AFC Dunstable Women Blues just two points behind in fourth after drawing with Sherrardswood Ladies last time out. Another top of the table clash saw them at home to Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses this Sunday the visitors ending Dunstable’s 100% winning start at the end of 2019 beating them 5-2 in the reverse fixture. A close game Dunstable keen to keep Woburn & Wavendon from scoring, taking a chance late in the 1st half to lead the game at the break 1-0 Holly Wilks putting away her 6th goal of the season. Chances to extend the lead coming in the 2nd half Dunstable eventually doubling their lead mid-way through the 2nd half Nicole Cameron on target for her 4th of the season, kept a clean sheet to win the match 2-0 and as a result go top of the table themselves by a point between the top 4 and 5th and 6th placed Garston Ladies Vintage Purples and Sherrardswood Ladies are far from out of it.

At the other end of the Division Two table a tough first half of the season for both Bedford Ladies Development and Evergreen Ladies. The latter making the journey to take on Bedford this weekend the hosts looking to build on last weekends 0-1 win away to bottom side Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies just their 2nd of the season the first coming against Wheathampstead back at the start of October. Just the one win too so far for Evergreen Ladies but the start of a new era, new management bringing a positive outlook. Evergreen falling behind early in the match Bedford doubling their lead scoring straight from a corner to go into half-time 2-0 up. Hannah Holden pulling Evergreen back to 2-1 early in the 2nd half. Bedford strong in the box going on to score a 3rd goal adding a further two, Ellie Smith with her first goal of the season scoring for Evergreen late on. Bedford making it back to back wins to start 2020, Remi Bains and Charlotte Demmon both scoring a brace apiece with Alicja Olszanka also on target to score her 9th goal of the season.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Also a top of the table meeting in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this Sunday with leader Herts Vipers taking their 100% winning start to 3rd placed Biggleswade United Ladies themselves just losing the one match in the league this season that a narrow 3-2 defeat to Herts Vipers early in the season. Just 3 points in at at the start of play. Herts Vipers opening the scoring on 30 minutes Kelsey Millen lobbing the keeper from outside the box to put the visitors 1-0 up, that the advantage at half-time. Millen scoring her 2nd and 10th of the season early in the 2nd half after the initial shot was parried by the goalkeeper Millen there to send over the line. Millen turning provider for Herts Vipers 3rd goal crossing the ball in put away in the 64th minute by top scorer Nicole Jancey for her 36th goal of the season. Helen Coster with her first goal for Biggleswade pulling it back to 3-1 with 15 minutes to play. Herts Vipers making it 9 wins from 9 to go 3 points clear of Harvesters Ladies at the top of the table.

The Herts Vipers squad lining up before Sunday’s 3-1 win away to Biggleswade United Ladies (photo credit Herts Vipers)

Evergreen Eagles were celebrating their first win of the season in Division Three from open play last Sunday getting 2020 off to a positive start. This weekend they were away to bottom side Buntingford Town Ladies who were the only side in the league without a point on the board losing all 7 league games played so far. The pair playing a high scoring game Buntingford getting themselves into a 5-0 lead. Evergreen Eagles mounting a terrific fight back Samantha Takis scoring in the 50th minute would go on to complete her hat-trick in the final 10 minutes of the match Christine Brewer also scoring for the visitors Buntingford survived the sustained pressure going on to win the match 6-4 and celebrate their first win of the season.

The Chris Renshaw Cup

Plenty of cup action to report on too this weekend with 8 ties from the 2nd round of The Chris Renshaw Cup. Alot of goals scored and some big wins too. The biggest by far Northwood Ladies home win against Whetstone Wanderers Ladies. A huge gap between the sides with Northwood fighting at the top of Division One, Whetstone Wanderers in contrast struggling for results at the bottom of Division Three. Despite having only 10 players available due to illness and injury Northwood proved too strong and opponent, Whetstone kept going but Northwood found the back of the net at regular intervals to win the game 17-0. 4 goals each for Emma Steele and Scarlett Keightley. Both Joanne Horwood and Samantha May netting a hat-trick there were also goals for Leanne Jones and Emma Marshall.

Been a tough season so far for Hitchin Belles since winning promotion to Beds & Herts Division One collecting just the 1 point from 10 games played. The Chris Renshaw providing a break from their league struggle, were taking Division Three side Flitwick Eagles Ladies on at home this weekend in the 2nd round of the competition. A much welcome victory for Hitchin Belles the final result 7-1 to see them progress in the cup. Millie Fraser scoring a hat-trick. Emily Field on target for her 5th goal of the season. Their were first goals of the season to for Charlotte Peters and a brace for Kayleigh Grey. Brittany Holdsworth with a late consolation for Flitwick.

Division One side Houghton Athletic Ladies were drawn away to Division Three pace setters Harvesters Ladies in the 2nd round of The Chris Renshaw Cup a potentially tricky tie. Houghton Athletic coming through safely to advance into the next round winning the match 5-1 despite having Shakeela Hussain sent off. Louise Spendelow on target to score a brace their were goals to for Emily Wilson and Ciara Craig along with Eireann O’Donoghue scoring her first goal of the season. Louise Avery with the goal for Harvesters.

One Division One side knocked out of the competition though are Royston Town Women Development as they lost in the final minute away to Division Two side Sherrardswood Ladies. The sides level at 2-2 heading into the closing minutes, an OG and a 55th minute goal from Abby Cardell for Sherrardswood. Eve Chappell and Sabrina Purser scoring for Royston and 89th minute goal for Rhianna Rose saw Sherrardswood clinch the game at the death 3-2. 

Leading Beds & Herts Women’s Division Tow going into the weekend Langford Ladies were at home to fellow league side Wheathampstead Wanderers  Ladies in the 2nd round of The Chris Renshaw Cup. Goals from Leah Holmes and Ayesha Brown enough to see of the club bottom of the league 2-0.

  Also in the mix for the Division Two title are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies. Were at home to Division Three side Stotfold Juniors Ladies  in the 2nd round of the competition on Sunday. The host safely through to the next round winning the game by 4 goal to nil. Freya Green scoring her first goal for the club. Natasha Wing also on the scoresheet along with Helen Spalding with a brace.

Emma Trill on target for five goals as Garston Ladies Vintage Purple won comfortably at home to Division Three side Bedwell Rangers Ladies in their first match of 2020 to advance in The Chris Renshaw Cup. Yasmin Sabri opening the scoring for Garston. Trill leading the attack making it 2-0 overnight rain making playing conditions tricky Bedwell pulling it back to 2-1 a great strike from Jessica Sullivan. Garston getting themselves into a 3-1 lead Lucy Zecchin slotting the ball under the keeper. Trill with her 2nd of the game lobbing the keeper from outside the box to see the hosts 4-1 up at the break. Garston starting the 2nd half where they left of the first Trill going on to complete her hat-trick. A 4th goal for Trill turned in at the near post, then put through on goal to score her 5th of the game. 7-1 up Garston adding an 8th from a corner Samantha Roads rising highest to head home celebrating a goal on her birthday. Bedwell scoring an absolute screamer with the final kick of the game to make it 8-2 Georgia Miller the scorer.

Hitching Town Ladies Reserves the only Division Three side left in the competition as they took their recent good form into the cup knocking out Division Two side Watton Ladies in the 2nd round of The Chris Renshaw Cup on Sunday. 5 straight wins going into the game and despite not being in action for 5 weeks that run continued. April Spang enjoying herself in attack for Hitchin scoring an early brace adding a hat-trick in the 2nd half. Her 5 goals taking her to 20 for the season a goal too for Ellie Coyler as Hitchin Town Reserves ran out 6-3 winners. Elizabeth Dowton, Gemma Bickell and Sian Owens scoring for Watton.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 05/01/20

The Round-Up

Sunday 5th January

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

League leaders Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies sat out the first round of fixtures in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this Sunday giving another opportunity for the chasing sides to close the gap at the top that had opened up to 6 points at the end of 2019. St Albans Ladies up to 2nd in the table mounting a strong challenge losing just one game so far this season with a game in hand on Hemel Hempstead were looking to narrow it to 3 points at home to Hitchin Town Ladies this Sunday before they meet Hemel Hempstead for the 2nd time this season this coming Sunday. This Sunday an early set back for St Albans as they fell behind Estelle Klausner with her first goal for Hitchin  putting the visitors into the lead. St Albans though fought back to level and go on to win the match 3-1 with Cally Salter scoring a hat-trick to move her onto 16 goals for the season.

Hot on St Albans Ladies heels a point behind in 3rd place are Northwood Ladies as they racked up a big result away from home to bottom side Hitchin Belles at the start of the new year. A tough first half of the season playing in Division One for Hitchin Belles having won the Division Two title last season, the bare 11 available on Sunday, Northwood a strong side with plenty of goals in them. Top scorer Emma Steele captaining the side on Sunday scoring a hat-trick to put her on 15 for the season. Three players netting a brace, Leanne Jones, Hannah Marshall and her appearance Megan Warner. First goals too for Lucy Wallace and Lisa-Marie Carty with Zamina Rehemtulla also on the scoresheet in a 12-2 win for Northwood. Gemma Smith and Emma Wallis scoring for Hitchin Belles.

 Making up the top four in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One are Hartham United Ladies, started 2020 with an away trip to 2nd bottom Letchworth Garden City Eagles. Steffany Cowell opening the scoring for Hartham with a fantastic 25 yards strike with the outside of her boot. Letchworth coming back to level the scores. Top scorer Janiece Allen put through on goal to beat the keeper restoring Hartham’s lead 2-1 up a misplaced goal kick presented to Kat Calvert 35 yards out a brilliant finish seeing the game won 3-1.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Incredibly tight at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One with 3 points separating the top 4 sides at the end of 2019. Two of the top 4 in action this weekend 3rd and 4th placed AFC Dunstable Women Blues & Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses both looking to join the leading pair Langford Ladies and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies on 18 points. 

  Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses losing just the one game back on the opening day at home to Watton Ladies to kick off 2020. Sian Owens and Elizabeth Dowton on target for their first Watton goals of the season, it wasn’t enough to take anything from the game as Woburn & Wavendon hit them for 4 up the other end top scorer Giselle Randall opening and finishing the scoring with a brace scoring in the 13th and 90th minute Holly Venn with her 7th of the season scoring in the first half with Jessica Greaves scoring her first goal midway through the 2nd half. Woburn & Wavendon moving into 2nd spot in the table on goal difference.

Just the one defeat too this season for AFC Dunstable Women Blues, they began 2020 with an away fixture with Sherrardswood Ladies. A head injury to Sherrardswood goalkeeper seeing the reverse fixture abandoned earlier in the season. Dunstable are scoring alot of goals this season Bianca Vassell and Nicola Hollick ending 2019 with 20 goals each, Vassell creeping back into the lead as she fired Dunstable into a 34th minute lead. Sherrardswood coming back to level the scores within 5 minutes a superb strike from the edge of the box by Laura Cousins finding the top corner to make it 1-1 with her 8th goal of the season. 1-1 at half-time few chances in the 2nd half Sherrardswood battling hard in defence with a couple of good chances themselves saved towards the end of the match the points shared.

At the other end of the Division Two table it was a close match between bottom side Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies and Bedford Ladies Development. The visitors Bedford celebrating the first Sunday of 2020 with a win a 3 much needed points. Just their 2nd win of the season coming courtesy of a single goal scored by top scorer Alicja Olszanka her 8th goal of the season.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

An away win awarded to Herts Vipers at the weekend against Stotfold Juniors sees them return to the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three after Harvesters Ladies suffered a surprise 2nd defeat of the season away to Bedwell Rangers Ladies. A great result for Bedwell Rangers to start 2020 against the side leading the table at the start of play. Bedwell rangers doing well to hold Harvesters to a goalless draw in the first half got off to a great start in the 2nd period Rachel Young with her 11th goal of the season putting the hosts 1-0 up in the 47th minute. Georgia Miller seeing the lead doubled with 15 minutes left netting her 5th goal of the season added a 2nd goal 3 minutes from time to seal a memorable 3-0 win taking Bedwell Rangers back up to 5th in the table. 

Right behind Bedwell rangers are Kempston Rovers Ladies a point back in 6th position enjoying a good 1st half of the season themselves began 2020 with a 5th win of the season at home to Flitwick Eagles Ladies. Six weeks without a game for Kempston Rovers, Hannah Meadwell opened her account for the season scoring a great headed goal in the 10th minute. Brittany Holdsworth with her 9th goal of the season getting Flitwick straight back on level terms. Kempston Rovers retaking the lead through an 8th goal of the season form Ellie Newberry-Bierton settling down Kempston Rovers went on to enjoy a strong 2nd half with Hoffi Pursey netting a hat-trick and Megan Burnapp firing in from a free-kick to see the match won 6-1.

Evergreen Eagles welcomed 2020 in with their first 3 points from open play this season. Previously awarded the 3 points against Whetstone Wanderers Ladies, Evergreen Eagles were the visitors this Sunday. Has been a tough season so far for both clubs a hat-trick from captain Samantha Takis along with a goal for Samantha Feeney helping Evergreen Eagles to a 5-1 victory enough to take them up to 8th in the Division Three table. Sophie Fisher scoring the goal for Whetstone Wanderers.

A winning start to 2020 for Evergreen Eagles Ladies (photo credit Evergreen Eagles)

Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup

One outstanding quarter final tie to be played from the Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup postponed at the end of 2019 a tough tie for Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side Garston Ladies 1st team as they travelled to play the current holders of the cup, Watford Ladies U23s. Leading the way in the FAWNL South East Reserves Division with just one defeat so far Watford proved too strong an opponent racking up a hefty scoreline. Ceri Milnes opening the scoring for the hosts in the 11th minute. Charli O’Connor and Chiara Meola with a quickfire double to make it 3-0 on 20 minutes, further goals from Echo Barrett, Anaisa Harvey and a 2nd from Meola saw Watford leading 6-0 at half-time. Ran rampant in the 2nd half adding another 10 to win the game 16-0. O’Connor and Harvey both going on to score a hat-trick. Eshe Davies scoring a brace there were goals to for Rubie Smith, Hannah Coote and Afiya Johnson along with an own goal. 

That completes the semi-final line-up to be played in a fortnights time Sunday 19th January a 1:30pm kick-off for both as follows:-

Stevenage FC Women v Watford Ladies Development

Watford Ladies U23s v Colney Heath Ladies

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 15/12/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th December

Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup

Another quarter final tie played in the Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup this Sunday and a huge test for young side Herts Vipers top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three as they played host to FAWNL South east Division One side Stevenage FC Women on Sunday. Herts Vipers though full of confidence a 100% winning start to the league. A competitive tussle Herts Vipers fighting all the way taking their higher league opponents all the way to extra-time. Stevenage taking the lead in the 10th minute awarded a free-kick 35 yards out Tamsyn Sibanda lifting it in over the keeper. Nicole Jancey firing in the goals for Herts Vipers getting them back on level terms just past the half hour with her 34th goal of the season. Stevenage coming straight back to retake the lead Amy Josland firing home her first of the season to give Stevenage a 2-1 lead at the break. Further opportunities for Stevenage to extend their lead 2nd half Herts Vipers though coming back to level the scores with 15 minutes left to play Jancey with her 2nd of the game completed a hat-tick a minute later to put Herts Vipers 3-2 ahead. Stevenage fighting back to level it up at 3-3 with 6 minutes left to play Josland setting up Katie Knell to send the tie into extra-time. A mix-up at the back for Herts Vipers seeing an own goal scored, Stevenage advancing to the last four of the Challenge Cup. Watford Ladies Development also through awarded the win against Sherrardswood Ladies. Colney Heath Ladies already through just one semi-final spot to be decided between Garston Ladies 1st team and holders Watford Ladies U23s.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

A limited programme to end the year across the 3 divisions in the Beds & Herts Women’s Football League. Two matches in Division One on Sunday and 2019 ends on a positive note for Hitchin Belles as they secured their first point in the league on Sunday away to Houghton Athletic Ladies. Amy Jack’s 60th minute goal seeing them draw 1-1 with Houghton Athletic whose goal was scored by Bethany Phillips.

Northwood Ladies climb up a place to 3rd in the Division One table to within a point of 2nd placed St Albans Ladies as they recorded a 5th straight league win at home to Letchworth Garden City Eagles at the weekend. Joanne Horwood scoring a hat-trick for Northwood, their was also a brace each for Emma Marshall and top scorer Emma Steele who now has 12 for the season along with a goal for Danielle Tyler her first of the season. Northwood winning the match 8-1. Tayla Murray with the goal for Letchworth.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

It was an intense battle at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three last season between, AFC Dunstable Women Blues, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies, Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses and Langford Ladies last season all four going up to Division Two, the battle at the top is no less furious this time around with all 4 firmly in contention just 3 points between them. Three of the four in action this weekend in the two matches played in the league. 

  AFC Dunstable Women Blues defending a 100% winning start travelling to play Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses who themselves have lost just the once this season. Nicola Hollick with her 20th goal of the season firing Dunstable into the lead inside 7 minutes. Woburn & Wavendon back level before the opening quarter hour Giselle Randell with her 10th of the season making it 1-1. Charlie Bedford with her first goal of the season putting Woburn & Wavendon in front just 3 minutes later. Laura Taylor adding a 3rd for the hosts late in the first half to see them 3-1 up at the break. Dunstable pulling it back to 3-2 in the 63rd minute with Courtney McNamara getting her name on the scoresheet. Pushing for an equaliser Woburn & Wavendon get up the other end to score a 4th goal with 10 minutes left. Randall securing a 5-2 victory for Woburn & Wavendon with 2 minutes left. Join Dunstable on 15 points 3rd and 4th in the table. 

 18 points for 2nd placed AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies again losing just the once this season a matching record for Langford Ladies who take over the lead on goal difference with a double figure home win against bottom side Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies on Sunday. Two players celebrating hat-tricks for Langford, top scorer Amber Clark who now has 12 for the season and the first of the season for Chloe Scott who scored 21 herself last season. 10-0 the final score their was also a brace each for Rebecca Reeve and Leah Holmes.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

One game played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three at the weekend Bedwell Rangers Ladies were away to Flitwick Eagles Ladies a high scoring match between the sides a good first half from Flitwick saw them leading 3-1 at the break thanks to goals from Sammy Beharry and Anna Bright plus a first of the campaign for Casey Tutt. Bedwell Rangers picking up their game in the 2nd period coming back to level the scores adding a further two goals to win 5-3 to end the year back up to 5th spot in the table.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 08/12/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th December

Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup

One tie played this weekend in the Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup quarter finals, ERWFL Premier Division side Colney Heath Ladies hosting Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side St Albans Ladies in the last 8 of the competition. Both sides in good form so far this season St Albans having had a run in the FA Women’s Cup earlier in the season. The lower league sides starting well top scorer Eleanor Lovelock firing St Albans into the lead inside 3 minutes. Sophie Hull adding a 2nd goal just past the quarter hour. A debatable penalty giving Colney heath a chance to pull a goal back their top scorer Samaira Khan finishing from the spot. St Albans continued to play well create chances had Colney Heath under pressure Lovelock scoring her 2nd of the match and 21st overall to put the visitors into a 3-1 lead. A big 2nd half needed from Colney Heath started well Charlene Moreton latching onto a poor goalkick to pull it back to 3-2 in the 47th minute. 10 minutes later and Colney Heath were level at 3-3 Moreton scoring again. The turn around complete midway through the 2nd half Moreton combining with Rianne Townsend-Brown to complete her hat-trick. St Albans not out of it by any means opportunities to score kept coming Amy Butler saving in goal for Colney Heath, Moreton turning in a cross to score her fourth of the match to make it 5-3 with 15 minutes left. Colney Heath through to the semi-finals of the competition.

4 goals for Colney Heath Ladies, Charlene Moreton

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies were threatening to runaway with it at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One the defending champions 6 points clear at the top of the table winning all of their 8 matches played so far. That run coming to an end at the weekend as they suffered their first defeat of the season away to Northwood Ladies. Northwood’s own form in recent weeks improving came into the match on the back of 3 straight league wins. A 1-0 win for Hemel Hempstead in the reverse fixture back in September. This weekend the game another close affair. Ella Mercer and Charlene Turturici-Clarke scoring for Hemel Hempstead, a brace from top scorer Emma Steele giving her 10 for the season plus a first of the season for Joanne Horwood seeing Northwood edge it 3-2 move up to 4th in the Division One table.

Also moving a pace up the Division One table at the weekend are Garston Ladies 1st up to 5th joining Northwood on 14 points. Were away to bottom side Hitchin Belles on Sunday. Sian Fisher on target to score her 5th goal of the season, a goal from Cassandra Chase and a first of the season for Jade Roberts securing the points with a 3-0 victory.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Two matches played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two also this Sunday with big away wins for two of the top three to put all three level on 21 points. Herts Vipers back to the top of the pile on goal difference closing in on 70 scored so far this season as they extended their 100% winning start to 7 matches away to Bedwell Rangers Ladies. Kesley Millen named as the clubs new vice-captain starting the scoring with the first goal of the match in the 8th minute. Two quick fire goal from Rachel Wall and top scorer Nicole Jancey had Herts Vipers 3-0 up just 3 minutes later. The visitors with a purple patch in front of goal hammering home their advantage, Rebecca Scott adding a 4th goal in the 18th minute, Wall firing in a double a minute later to complete her hat-trick. Millen repeating the feat soon after 2 goals in the 22nd and 25th minutes to have a first half hat-trick of her own. 8 goals scored with barely half an hour played the game settled down some what. Bedwell working hard trying to play the right way Herts Vipers adding a 9th just before the break Tazmin Symonds Bishop scoring. The 2nd half seeing just the one goal added by Herts Vipers with 20 minutes left Millen netting her 4th of the game. The final score 10-1, Bedwell Rangers goal scored by Georgia Miller.

  A big away win for Biggleswade United Ladies too at the weekend in Division Three taking them up to 2nd in the table in between Herts Vipers and Harvesters Ladies. Were taking on Stotfold Juniors Ladies. Robyn Gibbons putting Biggleswade into the lead in the 17th minute. Kayleigh Saunders putting Biggleswade 2-0 up 10 minutes later. Zoe Molloy adding a 3rd goal as the visitors finished the first period strongly top scorer Leeanne Davison getting her 18th goal of the season with Tashai Simms scoring on the stroke of half-time to see Biggleswade 5-0 up. More goal coming 2nd half Saunders scoring her 2nd of the game and 14th overall 5 minutes after the restart. Molloy and Simms both adding another goal with Annabelle Gee scoring her first Biggleswade goal on the 80th minute to see the match won 9-0.

The Chris Renshaw Cup

This weekend also saw the beginning of The Chris Renshaw Cup, three tie played on Sunday in the 1st Round of the competition. Evergreen Ladies and Sherrardswood Ladies were meeting for the 3rd successive match. The previous two encounters full of drama and goals, a 7-4 extra-time win in the Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup for Sherrardswood in November the points shared in a 3-3 draw in Division Two now meeting for a 3rd time in the 1st Round of The Chris Renshaw Cup. Plenty of goals in this one two although a very contrasting scoreline. Sherrardswood starting well Laura Cousins with the opening goal inside 10 minutes. Manjinder Atwal then rattling in an 11 minute hat-trick, Abby Cardell also on the scoresheet to see Sherrardswood 5-0 with just 22 minutes gone. Cousins scoring her 2nd of the game late in the first half to see the visitors 6-0 at half-time. Sherrardswood continuing in the same vain in the 2nd half Francesca Novelli scoring a brace to put them 8-0 before an hours play. Leane Pickett with her first of the season pulling one back for Evergreen as good as it would get Cousins going onto complete her hat-trick. The game entering the final 10 minutes Lola Steiner making just her 2nd appearance for Sherrardswood scored her first goal for the club the final score 11-1 with Atwal adding her 4th of the match in the final 5 minutes.

Harvester Ladies going into the weekend top of Beds & Herts Division Three were at home to Division One side Letchworth Garden City Eagles in the 1st Round of The Chris Renshaw Cup. A high scoring encounter that saw the pair share 9 goals. Natasha Reynolds, Kim Franklin and  Samantha Coughlan with their first goals of the season for Letchworth plus one for Katie Smith seeing them put for past their opponents, Harvesters though through to the next round of the competition scoring one more to win it 5-4.

A good result in the 1st Round of The Chris Renshaw Cup for Division Three side Hitchin Town Ladies Reserves as they beat Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses doing well this season in Division Two. Despite a good start to the game from Woburn & Wavendon, it was Hitchin who opened the scoring Ellen Beary making her first start for the club putting a looping shot into the top corner in the 9th minute. Chances followed for both sides Hitchin holding onto their 1-0 advantage at half-time. Top scorer April Spang latching onto a scuffed goalkick on the hour sending the ball home to put Hitchin 2-0 ahead. The lead made more secure in the final 20 minutes Spang with her 15th of the season putting Hitchin 3 goals up. A late penalty for Woburn & Wavendon saw Giselle Randall pull a goal back Hitchin though safely through to the next round winning 3-1. Also through to the next round of The Chris Renshaw Cup are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies awarded the home win against Kempston Rovers Ladies.

 

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 01/12/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 1st December

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

With leaders Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies not in action this weekend in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One it was a chance for the chasing sides to close the gap. Hemel Hempstead with a healthy lead having a 100% record so far this season. St Albans Ladies trailing Hemel Hempstead by 9 points having 2 games in hand. Playing one this Sunday were at home to bottom side Hitchin Belles. The visitors finding life in Division One tough after winning the Division Two title last season. Without a point on the board so far from 6 this season. St Albans in good form scoring goals too Cally Salter getting the hosts off the the perfect start putting them 1 up within a minute. Top scorer Eleanor Lovelock and a goal from Ellen Salter seeing St Albans 3-0 up inside 10 minutes. Hitchin awarded a penalty Amy Jack pulling it back to 3-1 from the spot. St Albans strong in the first half, Sophie Hull putting the hosts 4-1 up on 20 minutes, Lovelock going on to complete a first half hat-trick with Cally Salter also scoring a 2nd. A quieter 2nd half a spirited performance from Hitchin despite the scoreline St Albans getting an 8th goal in the 73rd minute Lovelock scoring her 4th of the game and 19th of the season. Two quickfire goals coming late on for Jessica Cavaree her first of the season for St Albans. Winning 10-1 St Albans move into 2nd spot in the Division One table 6 behind Hemel Hempstead. 

Hitchin Town Ladies previously 2nd fall 2 places to 4th in the Division One table as they were defeated at home to Northwood Ladies on Sunday. The visitors with a 3rd straight win in the league moving up the table after collecting just 2 points from their opening 3 matches games in hand on all above with be pushing for a top three finish. Emma Steele scoring a brace for Northwood takes her onto 6 for the season a brace too for Clara Morillon her first goals for the club along with one for Honor Cantrell in a deserved 5-2 victory. Holly Darling and Emma Chaffey from the penalty spot for Hitchin Town.

Hartham United Ladies also climbing the Beds & Herts Women’s Division One table this weekend up to 3rd in the table now after winning their 4th match of the season away to Royston Town Ladies Development at the weekend. Janiece Allen top scoring for Hartham Unite this season and she was on target for the opening goal this Sunday to put them 1 up. Royston hitting Hartham on the break coming back to level it up at 1-1, Eve Chappell scoring. Katherine Calvert on hand to restore Hartham’s lead latching onto a clearance put into her from outside the box to send in under the bar. A 3rd goal quickly following Allen with her 2nd of the game. Clinical finishing from the attacker as she went to to complete her hat-trick and secure a 4-1 win for Hartham with her 14th goal of the season.

   Tight in the middle of the Division One table Garston Ladies 1st well amongst the mix too. Were away to Houghton Athletic Ladies on Sunday. A solid start to their 2nd season in the top tier. A first goal of the season for Maddie Gorton, one from captain Leah Crockett and a 5th of the season for Holly Jury helping Garston to a 3-1 victory to put them on 11 points to keep them in touch with the sides above. Holly Thomson scoring for Houghton Athletic.

Garston Ladies 1st (photo credit Garston Ladies 1st)

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

All very tight in the top half of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two too with just 8 points between the top 6 sides now. League leaders AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies losing their 100% winning start at home to Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses on Sunday. A close scoreline Woburn & Wavendon edging the result 3 goals to 2 to win their 4th successive match following an opening day loss still back in 5th with 2 games in hand on AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who have 18 at the top. A brace from Georgia-Rose Edwards along with a goal from Laura Taylor securing the win.

Garston Ladies Vintage Purples back in action after two weeks were at home playing Watton Ladies in Division Two this Sunday. 4th in the league Garston hitting the crossbar early on were dominating play, Samantha Roads with the opening goal, the ball falling to her 25 yards out struck well to find the top corner. More opportunities presented the lead just 1-0 at the break. Watton coming out of the blocks at the start of the 2nd half Garston keeper Vicki Duffy with a couple of saves. Jane Hales scoring on the volley to give Garston a 2-0 lead 10 minutes into the 2nd half. A dispute over whether a 3rd goal was scored direct from a corner in the end ruled out. Yasmin Sabri putting in a 20 yard shot to give Garston a crucial 3-0 lead Emma Trill adding a 4th straight form another corner kick late on.

  An eventful match the last time these two sides met the the cup it was no different in the league this weekend between Sherrardswood Ladies & Evergreen Ladies. 7-4 then after extra-time. This weekend the points were shared after Evergreen came back from behind 3 times to level the match at 3-3 come the full time whistle. Sherrardswood with an early lead Manjinder Atwal with her 5th of the season after just 3 minutes. Evergreen coming back to level with Grace Gibbons scoring her first goal for the club. Abby Cardell with her first of the season putting Sherrardswood back into the lead late in the first half. Time for Evergreen to respond captain Rebecca Freeman scoring her 5th goal of the season from a free-kick just outside the box. 2-2 at half-time a quieter 2nd half by comparison, Sherrardswood retaking the lead inside the final 10 minutes with Victoria Little on target for her first goal. Evergreen coming back to level for a third time in the dying moments of the match Gemma Arnett heading in from a corner kick to see the points shared.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Two matches played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this weekend. Also an away win awarded to Harvesters Ladies seeing them go 3 points clear at the top of the table over Herts Vipers who weren’t in action. Joining Herts Vipers on 18 points are Biggleswade United Ladies winning their 6th league game of the season at home to Kempston Rovers Ladies on Sunday continuing to apply pressure to the top two. Leeanne Davison ahead in the goal scoring charts for Biggleswade on target for her 17th goal of the season. Kayleigh Saunders moving onto 12 also on the scoresheet. Also amongst the goals this season are Zoe Molloy and Angelica Fachechi both scoring a goal each with Biggleswade winning 4-0 their winning run extended to 6 in all competitions.

  Stotfold Juniors Ladies were at home playing Bedwell Rangers Ladies this weekend in Division Three. Jessica Sullivan netting a brace for Bedwell Rangers taking her tally to 7 for the season. Stotfold Juniors taking the 3 points however scoring 3 to win the match 3-2. A first half brace for Georgia Dollman putting her on 5 for the season with Chloe Ward netting her 8th of the season with 15 minutes left to play. The 3 points taking Stotfold Juniors above Bedwell Rangers into 6th place.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 24/11/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 24th November

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

One quarter final outstanding in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup played this weekend, having been postponed last Sunday, Langford Ladies flying high in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two hosting ERWFL Premier Division side AFC Dunstable Women. Three leagues between the sides Dunstable’s new look side struggling in the league as they look to rebuild having lost several players over the summer. A much welcome victory in the county cup competition that will do wonders for the confidence. Jodi McClelland getting a brace celebrating her first goals for the club there were goals to for Hannah Ring and Louise McCay in a 4-1 win. Amber Clark with the goal for Langford. Dunstable joining, Luton Town Ladies, Houghton Athletic Ladies and Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses in the last four.

Hertfordshire Women’s Challenge Cup

  Also postponed from last weekend was the 2nd Round Hertfordshire Women Challenge Cup tie between Letchworth Garden City Eagles and Herts Vipers. Letchworth agreeing to switch venues as their pitch remained waterlogged. Playing in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One the highest league placed side Herts Vipers flying high at the top of Division Three ha faced this season. Herts Vipers getting off to a flying start taking the lead inside the opening 2 minutes Selin Buyukgiray with her 8th of the season finding the top corner. Letchworth coming back quickly to equalise winning a penalty Katie Smith sending the ball past the keeper to make it 1-1. Herts Vipers on the attack getting a penalty of their own 7 minutes later Buyukgiray netting her 2nd of the game had a hat-trick with a 3rd scored midway through the 1st half. Top scorer Nicole Jancey then getting in on the scoring act striking to make it 4-1 just past the half hour. Buyukgiray latching onto a through ball to collect her 4th of the game and 12th overall. A great first half for Buyukgiray ending on a sour note an altercation with a Letchworth player seeing her sent off. Herts Vipers down to 10 leading 5-1 at half-time. Despite their disadvantage Herts Vipers coped well keeping Letchworth out at one end whilst finding the back of the net for a further 3 goals, Jancey adding two more to get her hat-trick to take her past 30 for the season, Rachel Wall with the other goal. Herts Vipers into the quarter finals of the competition where they will face their toughest test yet a home tie against FAWNL South East Division One side Stevenage FC Women the game taking place on Sun 15th December.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies remain well clear at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One as they continued their 100% winning start at home this Sunday in a top of the table clash hosting 2nd placed Hitchin Town Ladies. A 3-1 win to Hemel Hempstead in the finish doesn’t reflect the game as the hosts were pushed all the way by Hitchin the pair drawing right up till the 85th minute Hemel Hempstead with 2 late goals to clinch victory. It was Hitchin in fact who made the better start to the game taking the lead in the 11th minute Holly Darling shooting from the edge of the 18 yard box to make it 1-0. Hemel Hempstead coming back well looking for an equaliser hitting the bar, forcing the keeper into a save. A corner with 4 minutes played put into the mix in front of goal seeing the hosts score to make it 1-1 Leah Haley with her first goal of the season. Chances for both sides 2nd half the ball picked up in midfield carried forwards by Hemel Hempstead into the area and struck low off the post and in to give them the lead a penalty awarded in the 90th minute scored to see Hemel Hempstead win a cracking match 3-1, Charlene Turturici-Clarke and Jessica Green with the goals.

St Albans Ladies climb back up to 2nd spot in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division One table winning away to 5th placed Garston Ladies 1st at the weekend. St Albans with a narrow 1 nil lead at the break a different story in the 2nd period as they ran riot in front of goal to score a further 7 to win the match 8-1 and make it 5 wins from 6 played so far. The gap to Hemel Hempstead 9 points St Albans with 2 games in hand. Danniella Roberts with the 2nd half goal for Garston. 

 4th placed Hartham United Ladies were hosting Houghton Athletic Ladies this Sunday in the league. The visitors opening the scoring the ball put over the top dinked over the advancing keeper to make it 1-0. Hartham coming back to equalise awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box fired in by Ellie Burke. Hartham going on to take the lead themselves Janiece Allen played in behind the defence to fire home her 14th goal of the season. The points shared in the finish Houghton coming back to level their initial shot saved the rebound sent over the line. 2-2 the final score Shakeela Hussain and Bethany Phillips with the goals for Houghton.

Northwood Ladies final back in league action this Sunday six weeks since their last league victory cup games and postponements getting in the way. Were at home played Royston Town Ladies Development. A brace from Emma Steele taking her to 6 for the season and one for Scarlett Keightley helping Northwood to a 3-1 victory to make it 7 points from their last 3 games up to 5th in the table with games in hand on everybody above. Rebecca Lenton scoring for Royston.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 Two games played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two this weekend, featuring the top two both away from home as they continued their 100% winning starts, AFC Dunstable Women Blues and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies winning promotion last season doing well in Division Two. Kempston Town & Bedford 3 points clear at the top making it 6 wins from 6 away to Evergreen Ladies this Sunday. A goal in each half securing the 3 points Evergreen with a strong performance to Limit Kempston Town & Bedford goals from Rachel Mumford and Helen Spalding on her debut securing the 2 points.

AFC Dunstable Women Blues 2nd make it 5 wins from 5 now are scoring plenty of goals to 54 now from those 5 matches with just 4 conceded well out in front on goal difference were away to Watton Ladies this weekend in Division Two. Gemma Williams putting Dunstable into the lead inside 7 minutes, Emily Mitchell making it 2-0 2 minutes later. Nicola Hollick giving top scorer Bianca Vassell a run for her money scoring Dunstable’s 3rd with barely 20 minutes gone. A quick fire brace from Mitchell seeing her complete her hat-trick has 14 goals herself so far this campaign. Hollick with her 2nd of the match seeing Dunstable comfortably leading 6-0 at the break. More of the same 2nd half Vassell getting in amongst the goals making it 7-0 early on. Hollick completing her hat-trick joining Vassell on 19 goals for the season. Williams netting her 2nd of the game Vassell nudging ahead of Hollick to bring up double figures, Courtney McNamara with the final goal seeing Dunstable win 11-0.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Two matches played too in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this Sunday, Harvesters Ladies losing for the first time this season last time out returned to winning ways this weekend to rejoin leaders Harts Vipers on 18 points at the top of the table. Harvesters at home to Evergreen Eagles held at 0-0 for almost half an hour before Eve Shaw struck to fire in the opening goal. Harvesters finishing the first half strong, Shaw adding a 2nd goal, with Rachel King making it 3-0 with her 8th of the season. Eleanor Keating with a goal deep into injury time seeing the lead at 4-0. Rachel Dodd on target to make it 5-0 with almost an hour played. Shaw getting her 3rd to complete her hat-trick and put her top of the goal scoring charts with 9 for the season. Isobel Hughes with a goal 6 minutes from time wrapping up a 7-0 win.

 Hitchin Town Ladies Reserves the side to defeat Harvesters Ladies last weekend continue their fine recent form making it 3 wins on the bounce to climb up the Division Three table into 3rd spot just a point behind the leading pair. At home taking on Flitwick Eagles Ladies top scorer April Spang netting her 11th of the season putting Hitchin into a 29th minute lead. Flitwick doing well coming back to level the scores just before half-time a lobbed goal making it 1-1. The visitors starting the 2nd half well taking the lead. 2-1 down Hitchin were spurred into life Spang pulling it back to 2-2 in the 65th minute. The winning goal coming on the 82nd minute Hitchin attacking, Spang onto a ball over the top to fire home and complete her hat-trick winning the match for Hitchin.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 03/11/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 3rd November

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

The top two meeting in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this weekend with defending champions Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies 6 points clear of St Albans Ladies who have two games in hand both defending a 100% winning record at the start of the season 6 from 6 for Hemel Hempstead. Amy Bentall firing in the opening goal for the league leader midway through the 1st half with her 5th goal of the season. Bianca Hedgecock making it 2-0 a minute before half-time with her 14th goal of the season. St Albans not taking their chances came close striking the crossbar and post pulling it back to 2-1 with 10 minutes left Eleanor Lovelock with a lobbed header over the keeper to get her 6th goal of the season, Hemel Hempstead restoring their 2 goal cushion 3 minutes before the end Natasha McConville with her 7th goal of the campaign. Hemel Hempstead going 8 points clear at the top.

Their first loss of the season see’s St Albans drop to 3rd place in the Division One table overhauled by Hitchin Town Ladies moving 2nd after they came out on top in the first Hitchin derby of the season away to Hitchin Belles this Sunday. Hitchin Belles still looking for their first points following promotion as Division Two champions it was Hitchin Town who held the narrow advantage at the break taking the lead in the 19th minute Holly Darling put through on goal to make it 1-0. Hitchin Belles creating chances it was Hitchin Town who doubled their lead on the hour Darling sliding in to beat the advancing keeper for the ball and send it in to claim her 2nd of the match. Lauren Wyatt with a tap in putting Hitchin Town 3-0 with 15 minutes left to play a 4th goal coming deep in stoppage time Lucy Huffer’s ball fired into the box deflected into the back of the net for an own goal.

Elsewhere in Division One the points were shared between Hartham United Ladies and Garston Ladies. Garston hosting 5th in the table Hartham United in 4th pushing for the top three. A hard fought game Garston creating opportunities in the first half scoring 4 goals, Hartham United matching that total to see the points shared in a competitive 4-4 draw. Janiece Allen taking her tally to 9 goals for the season for Hartham United scoring a hat-trick. Sophie Mandel also on target scoring her 4th. Cassandra Chase with her first goal for Garston, with 3 players all getting their 3rd goals of the season, a penalty from Chloe Farrell, with Holly Jury and Charley Kesley also scoring.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies took full advantage of league leaders Langford Ladies not playing this Sunday to join them on 12 points at the top of the Division Two table as they made it 4 wins from 4 to match them for the season. There 100% winning start continuing at home as they took on Watton Ladies. First goals for Sarah Fuller and Natasha Wing seeing Kempston edge the victory by 2 goals to 1 at the final whistle. Jodie Shackell with the goal for Watton her first for the club.

A first win of the season for Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses last weekend playing catch up in the league winning 9-0 in just their 2nd league game. Were at home to high flying Garston Ladies Vintage Purples this weekend. Garston feeling a little worse for wear up against another of the newly promoted teams, did well to limit their chances coming closest to opening the scoring first half Emma Trill seeing her shot touched onto the post by the opposing keeper. The visitors creating chances 2nd half, Woburn & Wavendon getting the only goal of the match 4 minutes from time a corner won headed in at the back post by Laura Taylor for her first goal of the season, enough to win the 3 points lift Woburn & Wavendon up to 5th in the table.

A 2nd win of the season too for Sherrardswood Ladies on Sunday as they travelled to play Bedford Ladies Development. The visitors taking an early lead Michaela Green scoring 2 minute into her Sherrardswood debut lobbing the keeper to make it 1-0. Sherrardswood going on to dominate the first half unable to extend their lead, Bedford coming back to level the scores before half-time Alicja Olszanka on target for her 6th goal of the season. A positive start to the 2nd half for Sherrardswood, Bedford’s keeper with a couple of saves, the visiting side retaking the lead on the hour Francesca Novelli striking from outside the box to find the back of the net for her first goal of the season. Both sides with chances after that, Sherrardswood making the 3 points safe in the final 5 minutes Manjinder Atwal onto the end of a cross to make it 3-1.

The points shared in the final match to bring you in Division Two, Evergreen Ladies playing bottom side Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies. A tough start to the season for both Evergreen with their first win of the season last weekend looking to build on that result. Another side feeling worse for the wear they conceded an early goal just the 2nd Wheathampstead have managed so far this season. Evergreen pushed hard for a reply Wheathampstead holding out to lead 1-0 at the break. The equalising coming late in the 2nd half Leane Pickett coming of the bench to score.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Herts Vipers and Harvesters Ladies neck and neck at the top of Division Three with 5 wins from 5 each, Harvesters not playing this Sunday saw an opportunity for Herts Vipers to go 3 points clear at the top as they looking to continue their 100% winning start playing Flitwick Eagles Ladies for the 2nd successive weekend. 10-0 to Herts Vipers last time out unfortunately for Flitwick it was more of the same, Herts Vipers young side full of goals Flitwick held out for half an hour then the floodgates opened with a flurry of goals to end the first half. Top scorer Nicole Jancey with a rapid fire hat-trick had 5 to her name before the break, Chloe Underwood also scoring first half would go on to make it a hat-trick herself in the 2nd period giving her 4 goals from just two appearances. Jancey scoring a 6th goal to put her on 25 goals already this season from just 7 games. Ellie Bates making her 2nd appearance of the season opening her account for Herts Vipers with a goal. Annalie Wood and Kelsey Millen also getting a goal a piece the final score 13-0.

A high scoring win too on Sunday away from home for 4th placed Biggleswade United Ladies in Division Three taking on Hitchin Town Ladies Reserves. A strong first half seeing Biggleswade race into a 7-0 lead top scorer Leeanne Davison opening the scoring on target to make it 1-0 inside the opening 5 minutes, Kayleigh Saunders quickly making it 2-0, Davison getting another to put Biggleswade 3 up inside the opening quarter hour. Saunders going to to complete a hat-trick plus a 4th before half-time to give her 10 goals for the season. Angelica Fachechi with a goal too late in the 1st period. Davison scoring 2 more 2nd half to put her on 14 goals for the season, Biggleswade leading 9-0 a late consolation goal coming for Hitchin Town, their goalkeeper Zoe Nemeth scoring the goal. A free-kick won outside the box the initial strike hitting the wall deflected back to Nemeth hit it first time sending the ball high looping down under the crossbar and bouncing over the line. Winning 4 of their opening 5 league games Biggleswade well placed to put pressure on the leading trio.

Stotfold Juniors Ladies are up to 5th in the Division Three table now as they continued their fine run of form at home to Whetstone Wanderers Ladies on Sunday. 10 points now won from their last 4 matches a 3rd win in that run coming this weekend against Whetstone Wanderers still looking for their first points since joining the league. Stotfold Juniors leading 2-0 at half-time going on to win the match 5-0. Chloe Ward scoring her 7th goal of the season for Stotfold their were goals too for Gemma Robertson and Georgina Yates plus first goals of the season for Holly Konopka and Hope Page.

  Bedwell Rangers Ladies were away this Sunday taking on 3rd placed Kempston Rovers Ladies who had made an great start to the season winning 4 of their opening 5 league games. Bedwell Rangers making a good start taking the lead Freya Rampley on target from a corner to make it 1-0. Maisie Main doubling the lead for the visiting side firing Bedwell Rangers into a 2 goal lead from the penalty spot. Kempston Rovers getting it back to 2-1. Captain Georgia Miller sending in a cross for Jessica Sullivan to meet putting Bedwell Rangers 3-1 to the good at half-time. Kempston Rovers improving in the 2nd period fighting back to score twice and see the points shared in a 3-3 draw, Jessica Pitts with her first goal and Sabrina Stramaglia with a brace.