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The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 11/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th November

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

1st versus 2nd in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this Sunday with league leaders Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires travelling to 2nd placed Houghton Athletic Ladies looking to open up a 4 point lead at the top of the table. Braces for both Ellie Burke and Janiece Allen as they finished up with a comfortable win, Mary Lisle, Patience Ndlovu and Chemise Huitson all claiming a goal each too for Welwyn in a 7-2 to victory. Shakeela Hussain and Louise Spendelow scoring for Houghton Athletic who have no lost their last 3 league games after winning their 1st 3 to lead the table early on.

  Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies take advantage of Houghton Athletic’s defeat as they climb into 2nd place in the Division One table winning their 3rd successive league game this Sunday. Were away to Sherrardswood Ladies. Lizzie Richardson hitting 4 goals into the back of the net for the visitors. Top scorer Natasha McConville adding another to her tally too along with a 1st goal of the season for Charlene Turturici-Clarke in a 6-0 win for Hemel Hempstead.

  Playing just their 3rd and 2nd league games respectfully this Sunday defending champions St Albans Ladies were at home to newly promoted Garston Ladies 2nd XI. St Albans remain unbeaten with their 2nd league win of the season to lift them up to 4th in Division One. New signing Jessica McNamara scoring twice has 10 goals now from 5 appearances in the league and cup. Ellen Slater also scoring a goal has 6 now as St Albans won the game 3-1. Holly Jury scoring the goal for Garston Ladies 2nd XI.

Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup

One outstanding tie to be played in the 2nd round of the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup, Division One side Northwood Ladies, finalists last season at home to Royston Town Ladies Development from Division Two. Claire Cranfield scoring a brace for Northwood as they progressed to the quarter finals with a 3-0 win. Emma Steele celebrating the other goal.

    The draw for the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup is as follows:-

St Albans Ladies v Houghton Athletic Ladies

AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies v Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires

Northwood Ladies v Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies

Hitchin Belles v Letchworth Garden City Eagles

ties scheduled to be played Sunday 2nd December.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

There was some heavy rainfall around at the weekend affecting a handful of games Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two the most affected with 3 of the 4 scheduled league matches called off. Letchworth Garden City Eagles match at home to Evergreen Eagles the sole survivor, 2nd placed Letchworth consolidating their league position with a 4-0 win top scorer Tayla Murray scoring a brace. Katie Smith also getting a goal with Lottie Cartwright scoring her 1st goal for Letchworth as they close the gap to Hitchin Town Ladies at the top to 4 points with 2 games in hand.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Leaders, Langford Ladies opened up an 8 point lead at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three at the weekend a 6th straight league win coming at home on Sunday up against Stotfold Juniors Ladies. A comfortable win in the finish for Langford with Chloe Scott joining top scorer, Amber Clark on 15 goals for the season as she hit 4 into the goal. Clarke herself getting a goal, Pearl Houghton also scoring her 2nd of the season, Katie Gayner finding the back of the net for her 1st goal of the season in a 7-0 win.

   2nd placed AFC Kempston Town and Bedford College Ladies dropped points for the 1st time this season as their 100% winning start was brought to an end by local rivals Kempston Rovers Ladies on Sunday in Division Three. Celebrating their 1st ever league win last time out Kempston Rovers the visiting side earned themselves a point with goals from Chelsea Rose-Jeffery and Megan Dimmock in a 2-2 draw. Katie Hay scoring both of the goals for AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies who remain 2nd on 10 points, have 3 games in hand on the leaders, Langford.

  Matching AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies record of 3 wins and a draw from 4 games played are AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves as they move into 3rd position in the Division Three table. Opening the season a draw the newcomers have now won 3 in a row as they cruised to victory at home to Buntingford Town Ladies on Sunday. Bianca Vassell netting 5 times last time out scored a hat-trick this Sunday to move onto 11 goals for the season for Dunstable. Holly Wilks scored twice with Nicole Cameron and Ameerah Zaman-Choudary both scoring their 1st goals of the season in an 8-1 win.

   Just a point behind the 2nd & 3rd placed sides are Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses as they bounced back form their 1st defeat of the season against AFC Dunstable Ladies last weekend with a narrow home win against Biggleswade United Ladies. Leeanne Davison scoring twice for Biggleswade, goals from Laura Johnson, Amelia Glean and Lucy Bloye with her first goal of the season saw Woburn & Wavendon clinch victory with a 3-2 result.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 04/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 4th November

Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup

League Cup weekend in the Beds & Herts Women’s league, 8 ties in the 2nd Round of the competition six played this Sunday. Northwood Ladies v Royston Town Ladies Development scheduled for this coming Sunday. Houghton Athletic Ladies through to the quarter finals awarded the home win against Welwyn Pegasus Azures.

   Holders St Albans Ladies progress comfortably through to the last 8 with a home win against Division Three side, Biggleswade United Ladies on Sunday. Michaela Johnson scoring the opening goal for St Albans on 17 minutes. Two quick fire goals from Jessica McNamara and Ellen Slater midway through the 1st half putting St Albans 3-0 up, McNamara scoring again late in the 1st half to see the hosting 4-0 to the good. Eleanor Lovelock striking early in the 2nd half for St Albans 5th goal. McNamara went on to compete her hat-trick before scoring a 4th 15 minutes from time. Johnson getting her 2nd of the game with the clock moving into the last 10 minutes. Slater two claiming a brace as she completed a 9-0 scoreline with 3 minutes left to play.

   The leaders of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One were away in the 2nd Round of the League Cup taking on the leaders of Division Three, Langford Ladies. A narrow win seeing the higher league side progress, goals from Katherine Calvert and Janiece Allen securing a 2-1 win for the Sapphires, Chloe Scott scoring for Langford.

   A strong 2nd half performance saw Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies advance to the last 8 of the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup as they overcame fellow Division One side Sharnbrook WFC at home in the 2nd Round. Natasha McConville scoring in the 10th minute for Hemel Hempstead went on score twice more in the last 15 minutes to seal a hat-trick. Charlotte Ross scoring for the 1st time this season in the 67th minute, the 5th Hemel Hempstead goal coming in the final minute Bianca Hedgecock also getting her 1st goal of the season. 5-1 the final score, Jackie Dodds on the scoresheet for Sharnbrook.

   Division Two side, Letchworth Garden City Ladies were at home in the 2nd Round of the League Cup taking on Division One opponents, Sherrardswood Ladies, the tie going all the way having to be decided on penalties. Laurie Marris with the early goal to put Sherrardswood into the lead, Katy Jones adding a 2nd goal for the visitors in the 65th minute. Letchworth getting 2 goals themselves through Emily Jamieson and Tayla Murray taking the tie into extra-time. The back of the net remaining intact in the extra half-hour the game to be settled on penalty kicks, Letchworth advancing to the last 8 of the competition with a 5-4 win.

  Hitchin Belles are also through to the last 8 of the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup with a home win against fellow Division Two side Bedford Ladies Development in the 2nd Round this Sunday. Amy Jack scoring twice to move onto 7 goals for the season, also on 7 goals for the season is Charlotte Peters as she scored against Bedford. Whilst Emma Wells and Chloe Keller were both on target with their 1st goals of the season. Hitchin Belles winning 5-1.

   One all Division Three tie in the 2nd Round of the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup with AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies away to Bedwell Rangers Ladies. A 100% start to the league the visitors kept that record in the cup, 3 players netting a brace with Chloe Urbanowicz, Zara Garrard and Katie Hay all getting 2, a brace of own goals too unfortunately for Bedwell as they were defeated 8-2, Rachael Jones and Leah Tomlin with their goals.

  The quarter final draw of the League Cup already made the 4 ties scheduled to be played Sunday 2nd December are as follows:- 

St Albans Ladies v Houghton Athletic Ladies

AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies v Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires

Northwood Ladies or Royston Town Ladies Development v Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies

Hitchin Belles v Letchworth Garden City Eagles

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

  One league game played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday with league leaders Hitchin Town Ladies at home taking on Watton Ladies. Emma Chaffey captaining Hitchin Town scoring twice in the game 1 from the penalty spot with 3 players finding the back of the net for their 1st goals of the season, Natalie Thompson, Hayley Watson and Robyn Wilfort. The 5-0 win for Hitchin Town seeing them open up a 7 point lead at the top of the Division Two table.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

  Two matches played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three on Sunday. AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves climb up to 3rd in the table as they won away from home to keep up their unbeaten start. Were taking on Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses who themselves had started with 2 wins from 2. Their 100% winning start ended by Bianca Vassell as she scored all of the goals for AFC Dunstable as they ran out 5-2 winners. Georgia Payne and Jade Matthews with her 1st of the season scoring for Woburn & Wavendon. 

  A first ever league win for Kempston Rovers Ladies this Sunday coming at the 5th attempt at home to fellow newcomers Stotfold Juniors Ladies, 3rd at the start of the day. A brace from both Chelsea Rose Jeffery and Sabrina Stramaglia seeing Kempston Rovers celebrate a 4-1 win at the final whistle. Sophie Norman scoring for Stotfold her 5th goal of the season.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 28/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th October

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

One game played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this Sunday. Leaders, Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires away to the defending Champions, St Albans Ladies. Sophie Lawrence scoring in the 1st minute to put St Albans into the lead, Jessica McNamara scoring for the hosts in the 22nd minute. Janiece Allen making her first start for the Sapphires celebrating a hat-trick. Ellen Slater scoring for St Albans in the final 3 minutes to see the game end all square a point each, 3-3 the final score.

Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup

One outstanding tie from the 1st Round of the Beds & Herts Women’s Cup the much delayed fixtures between Division One sides, Garston Ladies 2nd XI and Northwood Ladies. Two goals in 5 minutes past the half hour for Emma Steele. The visitors going on to take control of the tie in the 2nd half with two more quick goals on the hour from Scarlett Keightley and Danielle Aken. Leanne Jones scoring a 5th for Northwood in the last five minutes to see them safely though to the 2nd Round. Charley Kelsey with the goal for Garston.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Hitchin Town Ladies move 4 points clear at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two. The league leaders at home playing Welwyn Pegasus Azures. Hitchin Town taking the lead inside 15 minutes with Louise Gash on target to score. Two goals from Kirsty Smith past the half hour seeing Hitchin go 3-0 in front, Welwyn Pegasus Azures responding well pulling it back to 3-1 straight away reduced the deficit to a single goal scoring from a corner in 1st half stoppage time. Hitchin Town defending their 3-2 lead going into the final 15 minutes, Gash held inside the box the hosts awarded a penalty, captain Emma Chaffey putting it away. Gash getting her 2nd of the game in the closing minutes to see Hitchin Town win 5-2.

   A 3rd win of the season sees Letchworth Garden City Eagles climbing the Division Two table up into 2nd spot after Sunday’s results. At home were playing Watton Ladies. Alyce Williams scoring a hat-trick. Emily Jamieson and Tayla Murray both scoring a goal, whilst there were 1st goals of the season for Alex Bush and Amy Atsma. Letchworth winning the game 7-1.

   A mid-table clash saw Evergreen Ladies hosting Bedford Ladies Development on Sunday in Division Two. Rebecca Freeman with her 6th goal of the season putting Evergreen into the lead. A last gasp equaliser rescuing a point for Bedford Ladies Development, Sarah Ridley on target with the goal late on to see the sides draw 1-1.

   A first league win of the season for Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies following promotion to Division Two. At home to Evergreen Eagles on Sunday. Wheathampstead had only scored twice in their previous 5 games. More than doubled that tally this weekend to get their 1st points on the board courtesy of a 3-0 win.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

  Langford Ladies are six points clear at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three after they won their 5th successive league game on Sunday. A big win too away to Buntingford Town Ladies. Another hat-trick for top scorer Amber Clark now has 14 goals to her name. Chloe Scott moves onto 9 goals for the season after adding another 2 goals for Langford. 4 more goalscorers too with Langford running out 9-0 winners, 1st goals of the season for Abigail Stock and Tabitha Brown with Rebecca Reeve and Danielle Vince also scoring.

  Looking to catch Langford at the top of the table are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies playing just their 3rd league game this Sunday have a 100% record at the start of the season, climb back into 2nd position with victory at home against Bedwell Rangers Ladies. Bex Cray with a hat-trick in the match has 8 goals now from 5 appearances. Zara Garrard and Rachael Mumford with a goal each in the game. Georgia Miller with both goals for Bedwell Rangers.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 14/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 14th October

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

The wet weather across the region affected the Beds & Herts Women’s football schedule the most on Sunday with half of the scheduled 10 matches falling victim to the weather. That aw just 5 games taking place with there being significant results in all three divisions.

On game played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One, and that saw a new side take over at the top of the table. Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires the new name at the top of the league, a great start to the season following promotion last season. Were at home this Sunday playing Sherrardswood Ladies. Chemise Huitson hitting a brace for Welwyn with Patience Ndlovu scoring her 1st goal of the season securing a 3-1 victory, Welwyn’s 3rd win of the season taking them top on goal difference. Laurie Marris from the penalty spot scoring for Sherrardswood.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 Hitchin Town Ladies unbeaten start came to an end on Sunday as they were defeated at home to Letchworth Garden City Eagles who climb up to 4th in the Division Two table with their 2nd successive league win 3 overall with a cup game in between. Emily Jamieson with her 1st goal of the season with Tayla Murray also getting a goal to win the game 2-1 for the visitors. Emma Chaffey scoring for Hitchin Town who retain a 2 point lead at the top of Division Two.

  In the other game played in Division Two, Hitchin Belles won at home to climb up into 3rd position in the table. Were taking on Welwyn Pegasus Azures. A good first half seeing Hitchin leading the game 3-1 a 4th goal added in the 2nd half securing a 4-1 win. Charlotte Peters scoring a brace, there were goals to for Amy Jack and Bonnita Woodward her 1st goal for Hitchin Belles.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Langford Ladies open up a 5 point lead at the top of the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three table with a 4th straight league win on Sunday. Were at home up against Bedwell Rangers Ladies Amber Clark scoring a hat-trick moves onto 5 goals, with Chloe Scott moving onto 6 goals so far this season hitting a brace in a 5-1 win. Chloe Jones scoring Bedwell Rangers goal.

   Buntingford Town Ladies are off the bottom of the Division Three table as they won for the 1st time on Sunday in their 3rd competitve match since forming. Were at home playing Kempston Rovers Ladies also without a point and new to the league this season. 3-1 to Buntingford Town come the final whistle the winning goals scored by Jacqueline Stott, Becky Lewis and Katie Grehan. Shelby Brookes scoring for Kempston Rovers.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 30/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 30th September

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Houghton Athletic Ladies had started the season brilliantly winning all of their opening league matches to sit top of Division One. That record ended after they met the defending champions, St Albans Ladies who were at last getting their own league campaign underway. Chomping at the bit it seems as they hit Houghton Athletic for 7 to start with a comfortable win. Eleanor Lovelock and Ellen Slater both scoring twice. Opening game goals too for Michaela Johnson, Molly Slade and Sophie Lawrence in a 7-0 win. Houghton Athletic still 3 points clear at the top despite suffering their 1st defeat.

  Moving into 2nd spot in the Division One table are, Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies. A 2nd half comeback seeing them win for the 1st time last weekend were at home this Sunday playing Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires. The visitors scoring twice with Chemise Huitson netting both goals, there were braces too for Natasha McConville and Lizzie Richardson to see Hemel Hempstead Town win the game 4-2.

  Northwood Ladies secured their first 3 points of the season at home to bottom side Garston Ladies on Sunday in a close match Northwood edging the game 3-2. Goals from Leanne Jones, Emma Steele and Danielle Tyler securing the win despite a brace for Yasmin Sabri for Garston Ladies.

   Two losses to start their league campaign, Sherrardswood Ladies got their 1st win of the season in Division One at home to Sharnbrook WFC this Sunday. Rianna Rose scoring inside the opening 5 minutes, Melissa Wright getting a 2nd goal for Sherrardswood on 18 minutes. Enough to seal the win despite Charlie Mullins scoring a goal for Sharnbrook WFC. A 2-1 win for Sherrardswood.   

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

3 successive league wins to start their season Hitchin Town Ladies leading the way in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two. Saw their 100% winning start come to an end on Sunday away to Evergreen Eagles. Remain unbeaten however as the sides drew the game 2-2. Megan Franklin and Mandy Cain-Murnane getting the goals for Hitchin Town. Evergreen Eagles getting their first league point on the board coming against the league leaders.

   Royston Town Ladies Development in 2nd place also remain unbeaten at the start of the season were playing their 4th league match in Division Two at home to Evergreen Ladies on Sunday. Kierra Gabriel, Imogen Sole and Jazmin Racher getting the goals for Royston Town they were held to a 3-3 draw by 5th placed Evergreen.

  Watton Ladies climb up to 3rd place in the Division Town table bouncing back from last weekends 7-1 loss with victory at home against Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies this Sunday. A first half brace from Sian Owens seeing Watton seal a 2-1 victory over Wheathampstead to get the 3 points.

  Also winning in Division Two this Sunday were Letchworth Garden City Eagles getting off the mark in their 2nd league game after coming out on top away to Welwyn Pegasus Azures. A 3-0 win for Letchworth over the newly promoted side.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Two games in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this Sunday. Langford Ladies are the new leaders the new side with a 3rd successive league win to go top, getting the win against early leaders Biggleswade United Ladies. Amber Clark and Chloe Scott with the goals for Langford to secure the 3 points.

  Stotfold Juniors Ladies also new to the league this season climb into 2nd position in the Division Three table with a 4-1 home win over Kempston Rovers Ladies on Sunday bouncing back from last weekend defeat to Langford.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 23/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 23rd September

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Houghton Athletic Ladies press their advantage at the start of the season making it 3 wins from 3 to lead Beds & Herts Women’s Division One maintaining their 100% with victory on the road on Sunday up against Sherrardswood Ladies. A brace each for Shakeela Hussain and Emily Wilson seeing Houghton Athletic come away with a 4-2 win. 

  A great start to life in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One for newly promoted Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires building on their opening win of the campaign away to Garston Ladies last Sunday were on home soil for the first time coming out on top in a 7 goal thriller with Northwood Ladies to make it 2 wins from 2. Claire Cranfield with two of Northwood’s 3 goals. Goals from Sophie Mandel, Mary Lisle, Georgina Harvey and Katherine Calvert seeing Welwyn Pegasus win the game 4-3.

   Losing their opening fixture at home to Houghton Athletic Ladies last Sunday, Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies were in danger of suffering a 2nd successive defeat at the start of the season as they found themselves trailing 2-0 at half-time away to Sharnbrook WFC. The visitors though fought back in the 2nd period going on to win the game 3-2 with Natasha McConville netting all 3 goals.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

3 games played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday. It was another close result for Hitchin Town Ladies as they made it 3 wins from 3 at the start of the season to keep the lead in the table. Where at home taking on newly promoted Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies. Louise Gash scoring for the hosts in the opening minute Hitchin Town Ladies starting well creating chances Gash was injured by Wheathampstead’s goalkeeper in a dangerous collision that saw her booked and Gash taken to hospital given the all clear after being checked out. Hitchin Town regrouping 2nd half went on to double their lead with Emma Chaffey scoring the goal in the 53rd minute. Wheathampstead pulling it back to 2-1 on the hour Hitchin Town successful in defending their lead going on to claim the 3 points.

    A brace each for Samantha Edgar and Paige Rolfe along with a goal for Olivia Sole saw Royston Town Ladies Development continue their unbeaten start to the season on Sunday away to Bedford Ladies Development. 7 points fro their opening 3 league matches in Division Two, sees Royston Town go 2nd after a 5-2 win. Amy Butler with a goal on the hour and Eden Kibron scoring with 3 minutes left getting the goals for Bedford.

   Hitchin Belles win their 1st game of the season in Division Two on Sunday although opponents Watton Ladies were far from happy with the outcome. Were on the wrong end of a 7-1 defeat. Kate White scoring a hat-trick top scorer for Hitchin Belles in the match, Charlotte Peters claiming a brace with a goal each for Kiera How and Amy Jack.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

There were 3 matches too in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three on Sunday. Starting life in the division with a 12-1 victory AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies sat out last Sunday’s fixtures as Biggleswade United Ladies made it 2 wins from 2 to move to the top of the table a 10-0 success last time out. This Sunday Biggleswade United Ladies travelled to AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies the hosts finding the back of their opponents net for 4 goals to make it 2 wins out of 2 themselves and end Biggleswade United’s unbeaten start in the process. Zara Garrard, Taylor Kingston, Rachael Mumford and Chloe Urbanowicz with the goals.

  Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses have one side competing in the Beds & Herts Women’s League this season started with a 4-2 home win last Sunday. Were away to Bedwell Rangers this weekend. A goal for Chloe Jones in the 17th minute with Courtney Edwards adding a 2nd for Bedwell Ranger in the 77th minute it was Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses who would make it 2 wins from 2 come the final whistle as they edged the result 3-2. Georgie Payne and Laura Sephton getting on the scoresheet along with Amelia Glean converting from the penalty spot. 

 Is a 4 way tie at the top of the table in Division Three with Langford Ladies also moving onto 6 points winning for the 2nd time on Sunday, away to fellow league newcomers Stotfold Juniors Ladies. Another close result Langford coming out on top with the 3-2 victory. Rebecca Reeve scoring twice with Pearl Houghton also getting a goal.

 

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 16/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 16th September

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

A busy Sunday in the Beds & Herts Women’s Football League with 26 of the 28 teams in action. Houghton Athletic Ladies are the early pacesetters in Division One as they made it 2 wins from 2 at the start of their league campaign. Building an a 3-2 win over Northwood Ladies on the opening weekend were away this Sunday taking on league newcomers Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies. Stacey McConville scoring twice for the home side, Emily Wilson scoring a hat-trick for Houghton adding to her opening day brace. Emily Peat also with a goal on the opening day adding another to her tally as Houghton Athletic took the 3 points home with a 4-2 result.

   Sharnbrook WFC winning on the opening day were away to Northwood Ladies on Sunday the points shared the sides contesting a 1-1 draw, Northwood with their 1st point of the season scoring through Danielle Tyler. Emma Butler’s goal ensuring Sharnbrook stay unbeaten.

   Garston Ladies 2nd XI promoted to Division One having clinched the Division Two title last season began their campaign this Sunday away to Sherrardswood Ladies who were also kicking off for the first time this season. Was a winning start of Garston’s 2nd XI too winning thanks to a brace from Charley Kelsey and a goal for Leah Crocket 3-1 the final score.

   Also getting their season started on Sunday were newly promoted Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires away to Garston Ladies 1st team. Short on numbers Welwyn nevertheless started the season with a win scoring twice without reply to get life in the higher league up and running. Garston with two unwelcome defeats to start the season.

Defending Champions St Albans Ladies will finally begin their season this coming Sunday away to Garston Ladies 1st team.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Everyone is off the mark in Beds & Herts Division Two all the sides in action this Sunday. Hitchin Town Ladies top of the pile with 2 wins from 2 at the start of the season victory coming for the 2nd successive game courtesy of a single goal. Were playing the Hitchin derby this Sunday away to Hitchin Belles. Louise Gash’s goal the difference between the sides securing the win for Hitchin Town. 

 Promoted as Champions and Runners-Up in Division Three last season, Bedford Ladies Development and Wheathamstead Wanderers met this Sunday in Division Two, Bedford winning their opening league fixture remaining unbeaten whilst Wheathamstead earn a point from their opening league fixture with the sides drawing 0-0.

Another local derby on Sunday saw the two Evergreen clubs go toe to toe in Division Two, Evergreen Ladies promoted away to Evergreen Eagles. Goals from Rebecca Freeman and Amy Reynolds seeing Evergreen Ladies win for the 1st time this season Evergreen Eagles starting with defeat.

    Drawing their opening league match last Sunday 2-2 with Hitchin Belles, Royston Town Ladies Development were on their travels on Sunday taking on Letchworth Garden City Eagles. Goals for Kate Tempest and Amy Macklen for Letchworth as they kicked off their season not enough to take anything from the game as Royston edged the result winning 3-2 Megan Evers netting twice with Amie Jones also getting a goal.

   Relegated to Division Two Watton Ladies had started the season with a lost going down 4-2 to Bedford Ladies Development. Were at home to another promoted side this Sunday, Welwyn Pegasus Azures. Senal Chapman scoring for the visitors Watton scoring 3 goals to get their 1st win on the board for over a year. Grace Bickell with a brace with Elizabeth Downton also on target in the 3-1 win for Watton.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Biggleswade United Ladies have started the season well in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, built on a 2-0 opening day win away to Kempston Rovers Ladies with a big home win over Bedwell Rangers Ladies this Sunday. Biggleswade’s first home game they were in fine form in front of goal Leeanne Davison scoring a hat-trick, further goals coming from Georgina Fury, Sarah King, captain Vikki Ranson, Rebecca Fury and Tashai Simms in an 8 win. 10 goals without reply a perfect start for the former Shefford Town & Campton Ladies side.

   Both new to the league Stotfold Juniors Ladies and AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves began life with opening day wins, meeting this weekend they both remain unbeaten having to settle for a point each after playing out a 2-2 draw. Laura Brooker and Bianca Vassell scoring for Dunstable.

   Two more new sides met this Sunday for their 2nd league matches having lost on the opening day. Langford Ladies hosting Buntingford Town Ladies. Danielle Vince netting a hat-trick for Langford with further goals coming from Rebecca Reeve and a brace for Chloe Scott seeing the home side seal a 6-2 win. Kirsty Frampton and Leah Casali getting on the scoresheet for Buntingford Town.

   Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses are fielding just one women’s side this season began their campaign this Sunday at home taking on Kempston Rovers Ladies. A brace from Georgia Payne along with a goal each for Victoria Harold and Laura Johnson seeing Woburn start with victory in Division Three the final score 4-2, Meghan Dimmock and Anjali Ram getting the goals for Kempston Rovers. 

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 09/09/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 9th September

 The new season of county league football got underway across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire this Sunday with there once again being 3 divisions, an influx of new sides seeing those swell in number 28 teams in all with 9 in Division One including Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies as well as Garston Ladies 2nd XI and Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires both promoted. Division Two featuring 10 sides with Watton Ladies dropping down, Bedford Ladies Development, Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies, Welwyn Pegasus Azures and Evergreen Ladies all moving up a league. 6 new sides joining Division Three, 9 sides in all, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College LFC, AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves, Kempston Rovers Ladies, Stotfold Juniors Ladies, Langford Ladies and Buntingford Town Ladies the new names. As is Biggleswade United Ladies who were formerly Shefford Town & Compton Ladies. Woburn Lionesses having just the one side this season. Potters Bar United Ladies a late withdrawal from the league. 

9 matches taking place on the opening weekend all the action covered below.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

 Two matches taking place in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One on the opening day of the season and it was a great start to the season for Sharnbrook WFC as they started their season at home with victory over Garston Ladies 1st team. Emma Butler scoring twice in the game with Hoffi Pursey and Charlie Mullins also bagging themselves a goal in a 4-1 win.

   Houghton Athletic Ladies also began their league campaign with a home game against last season’s runners-up, Northwood Ladies. The visitors having just the 9 players available at the beginning of the season ran Houghton close nonetheless scoring twice in the match, Houghton coming out on top however clinching a 3-2 win courtesy of a brace from Emily Wilson last season’s top scorer with 24 goals along with an opening game goal for Emily Peat.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

  3 games to start the season in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday and it was a good start to the season for last season’s Division Three Champions, Bedford Ladies Development. Away to Watton Ladies on the opening day came home with a 4-2 win, Jessica Bunnage and Sarah Ridley getting the Bedford goals first half with Amy Butler and Katy Peters making it 4 in the 2nd half. Emma Carter and Gemma Bickell with the goals for Watton Ladies who will be hoping for a better season following last season’s difficult campaign in Division One. 

   Also starting their season with an opening day win are Hitchin Town Ladies, as they secured the win at home against Evergreen Ladies on Sunday. Not quite the way they would have wanted but it was the difference in a close contest, Evergreen unfortunately putting through their own net the goal the 1-0 result going Hitchin Town’s way.

   Elsewhere on the opening day in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two the points were shared between Royston Town Ladies Development and Hitchin Belles. Abby Laughlin and Megan Kaba both scoring a goal each for Royston they couldn’t capitalise allowing Hitchin Belles to get back into the game Shannon Page and Katie White sending the ball into the back of the net to earn the visitors a point in a 2-2 draw. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

A host of new names to kick-off the season in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three and it was a big win for one on the road against another on Sunday. A result Buntingford Town Ladies will want to get out of their system as they as they were soundly beaten at home against AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College LFC. Chloe Urbanowicz getting her season off to a flyer scoring a double hat-trick. Bex Cray also getting an opening game hat-trick. Zara Garrad striking twice with Katie Hay also scoring a goal in a 12-1 victory.

  Langford Ladies were also starting the season at home to another new face in the league with AFC Dunstable Ladies starting up a Reserves side. An encouraging start for the visitors as they picked up all 3 points with a win on the opening day, Maddison Ashford, Kerry Mulvihill-Reed and Bianca Vassell all pouncing for a goal each in a 3-0 win.

A new beginning for Shefford Town & Campton Ladies and with it they will be hoping for better fortunes as they become Biggleswade United Ladies. The new era starting with a win on the opening day away to Kempston Rovers Ladies new to the league. Leeanne Davison scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory for Biggleswade United.

   Another new side joining the league were also celebrating an opening day win on Sunday. Stotfold Juniors Ladies were at home taking on Bedwell Rangers Ladies, scoring twice it was enough to claim all 3 points in a 2-1 win. Rachel Jones scoring for Bedwell Rangers.