Sunday 5th November
Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup
This Sunday saw 7 ties played in the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup 2nd Round. Division One side Flitwick Ladies progressing to the quarter finals without kicking a ball awarded a home win against Division Three side Bedwell Rangers Ladies.
League Cup holders Houghton Athletic Ladies were drawn away in the 2nd Round of the League Cup with a tricky looking tie against Division Three leaders, Welwyn Pegasus Azures winning all of their opening league fixtures. In the end it was the Division One side who came out on top to progress through to the quarter finals, Emily Wilson with 2 goals with Ciara Craig and Shakeela Hussain also amongst the goals in a 5-2 win. Welwyn Pegasus Azures scoring a goal in each half, Jessica Elliot and Janiece Allen on target.
St Albans Ladies have been scoring goals for fun at the start of the season the Division One leaders continuing their goal scoring form going into this weekends League Cup 2nd Round tie at home to Division Two side Hitchin Belles. Were 2-0 up inside the opening 3 minutes of the match, Eleanor Lovelock and Michaela Johnson the goal scorers. Jordan Williamson scoring twice for St Albans in the 1st half, Rebecca Roft getting a goal in between her strikes to see St Albans 5-0 up at half-time. The floodgates opened in the 2nd half. 2 early goals saw Lovelock complete her hat-trick. Williamson completing her own hat-trick soon after. Kiran Reyat and Chloe Reeves both scoring a 2nd half brace. Johnson also adding a 2nd goal. Kerry Twigg and Jessica Cavaree making it 15-0 in the final minutes of the match.
Only takes one goal to win a match however and that was all Division One side Northwood Ladies needed at home against Division Two opponents Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires to progress to the League Cup quarter finals. Claire Cranfield scoring the winning goal for the hosts.
Also good news for the other Division One sides taking on Division Three opposition in the 2nd Round of the League Cup, Sharnbrook WFC were at home hosting Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets on Sunday. An early goal from Charlie Mullins setting Sharnbrook on their way. A 2nd goal coming in 1st half stoppage time Victoria Boyde getting on the scoresheet. Gemma Franklin making it 3-0 on 55 minutes added another goal 8 minutes later. Claire Smith also scoring a brace for Sharnbrook in the final 20 minutes to see them progress into the quarter finals with a 6-0 win.
Garston Ladies were on the road in the competition taking on Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies. A comfortable win for the visitors in the end progressing into the quarter finals with a 6-1 win. Libby Quinn getting the goal for Wheathamstead.
Also a 6-1 winning score for Garston Ladies 2nd XI as they also reach the quarter finals of the League Cup in an all Division Two clash they were away to Letchworth Garden City Eagles. Lauren Berryman scoring a hat-trick for Garston. The other three goals scored by Maxine Hotz, Charley Kelsey and Holly Jury. Tayla Murray scoring for Letchworth.
One 2nd Round tie to be played an all Evergreen clash with Division Three side Evergreen Ladies hosting Evergreen Eagles from Division Two on the 3rd of December. The winners will be at home to Division One side Northwood Ladies in the quarter finals the dates to be arranged the draw is as follows.
St Albans Ladies v Garston Ladies
Sharnbrook WFC v Garston Ladies 2nd XI
Houghton Athletic Ladies v Flitwick Ladies
Evergreen Ladies or Evergreen Eagles v Northwood Ladies
Beds & Herts Women’s Division One
One league match played in Beds & Herts Division One this weekend with bottom side Watton Ladies hosting Sherrardswood Ladies. Melissa Wright giving the visitors a 7th minute lead they went on to win comfortably to claim their 1st league win of the season. Wright adding a 2nd goal on 17 minutes. Laura Cousins and Manjinder Atwal made it 4-0 just before half-time. Into the final 20 minutes of the 2nd half Sherrardswood added 3 more goals, Laurie Marris and Francesca Novelli scoring with Cousins adding her 2nd goal of the match in the 82nd minute. Sherrardswood winning 7-0.
Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two
Also just the one game played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday and it was a big home win for Hitchin Town Ladies against bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues that sees them climb into 2nd spot in the table 2 points behind leaders Royston Town Ladies Reserves with a game in hand. Emma Chaffey scoring 4 goals for Hitchin Town. Both Jessica McNamara and Natalie Thompson getting two goals each with Rebecca day also scoring a goal in a 9-0 win.
Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three
There were two games played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three at the weekend. and with leaders Welwyn Pegasus Azures in League Cup action 2nd placed Bedford Ladies Development had the chance to take over top spot if they could secure victory away to Shefford Town & Campton Ladies who they had faced just last Sunday at home beating them 5-0. On the road this weekend at Shefford the visitors didn’t get thing’s their own way this time around. Sarah King scoring for the hosts a late goal from Cayleigh Jackson saw Bedford claim a point from the game in a 1-1 draw.
Evergreen Ladies move up into 3rd place in the Division Three table with an away win at the weekend against bottom side Potters Bar United Ladies. Samantha Jackson scoring a brace along with a goal for Natalie Maher securing the 3 points for the visitors.