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The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 25/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th November

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

A handful of matches played in Cambridgeshire this Sunday with the League Cup group stages continuing and the one remaining 1st Round tie from the Division One Cup competition.

   Two games took place in Group A this Sunday, Premiership leaders, ICA Sports Ladies topping thier League Cup group to with 3 wins from 3. The latest coming away from home as they travelled to play Championship North side, Pinchbeck United Ladies. Goals for Donna Nicholls, Zoe Leddy, Jessica Farchina and Megan Purnell securing a 4-1 victory. Rebecca Navarrette scoring the goal for Pinchbeck.

  Also in Group A, Championship North side, Cardea Ladies were hosting Premiership side Netherton United Ladies on Sunday. Netherton proving too strong an opponent as they ran out 8-1 winners to record their 2nd win in the Group to move 2nd. Poppy Sparrow with her first goals for Netherton’s senior team getting a hat-trick. Lissy Crutchfield also getting her 1st goal for Netherton. Clare Gallagher scoring a brace with Emily Johnson and Holly Barber also on target with a goal apiece. 

   In Group D of the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup, Fulbourn Bluebirds join Haverhill Rovers Ladies and Cambridge University Women on 6 points at the top of the table with their 2nd win in the competition on Sunday. The Premiership side were at home taking on Championship South side, Burwell Tigers Ladies. Krissie Taylor scoring a hat-tick for Fulbourn, Sharon Pinner was on target for two goals with a goal each for Stacey Kemp and Marie Stubbings in a 7-0 win.

Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds, Krissie Taylor

  In Group B, Premiership side, March Town United Ladies are 6 points clear at the top of the mini-league table with a game left to play have 4 wins from 4 now the latest coming this Sunday away in the local derby with Championship South side, Park Ladies. A close game however March leading 2-1 at half-time edging the final result 3-2 to pick up the 3 points. Emma Frost scoring twice for March along with a goal for Naomi McGarvie. Sherrie Martin plus and OG the scorers for Park.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division Cup

  In the one remaining 1st Round tie in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup, it was a meeting between the top two in the Championship South, St Ives Town Development at home to Haverhill Rovers Ladies, level on points in the league, their encounter in the Division One Cup a close one to call. In the end the 90 minutes couldn’t separate the sides with the pair drawing 2-2 to send the tie into extra-time, St Ives getting the all important goal in the extra period of play to see them through to the quarter finals with a 3-2 win. Emilee Steele scoring twice for St Ives with Penelope Ford also on target with a goal. Amy Evans and Julie Brown scoring for Haverhill. 

  That sees the quarter final draw for the Division One Cup settled and 7 sides will contest for a place in the last 4 of the competition, Burwell Tigers Ladies the side receiving a bye the remaining ties are as follows:- 

 Wisbech St Mary Ladies v St Ives Town Development

Isleham United Ladies v Ketton Ladies

Cardea Ladies v Wisbech Town Ladies

ties scheduled to be played Sunday 20th January

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 11/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th November

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

ICA Sports Ladies are the new leaders in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership the Peterborough based side active in November playing games have picked up the points to catch and overhaul previous leaders Cambridge City Ladies Development whilst they have had no league action for a month now. ICA Sports with 3 successive wins in that time to move up the table. Were away to Histon Ladies Reserves this Sunday. A brace for Carmen Herridge for ICA Sports takes her onto 7 goals for the season with Bente Hanert also on target with a goal her 3rd after celebrating her 1st two goals for ICA Sports last weekend. The visitors winning 3-1 to go 3 points clear at the top. Cambridge City Ladies Development with 3 games in hand however with a 100% success rate form those 4 matches.

  At the other end of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership it was a 10 goal thriller between Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds at home to March Town United Ladies on Sunday. The points had to be shared however as the sides contested an exciting 5-5 draw. Marie Stubbings hitting a brace for Fulbourn, so too did Yasmine Upson with her 1st two goals of the season and a first goal of the season too for Fulbourn’s Sarah Bodger. Louise Balfour doubling her tally for the season for March Town United as she struck the ball into the back of the net 4 times. Emma Searle netting to other goal her 1st of the season.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

 One tie from the 1st Round of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup played this Sunday saw ERWFL Division One side, St Ives Town Ladies hosting Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side Riverside Ladies. A comfortable win for the higher league side to progress to the quarter finals with both Fran Worrall and Hannah Seymour-Shove scoring a hat-trick a piece their was a goal each to for Jade Carpenter, Emily Smith and Stephanie Ransome in a 9-0 win for St Ives.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

They’ve done it at last a first ever league win for Burwell Tigers Ladies, 3 points on the board. Just the 2 last season in their debut year in women’s football are of the mark winning their 6th game of the season, Burwell were away taking on Isleham United Ladies on Sunday in the only game in the Championship South. Charlotte Forgarty scoring twice for the visitors, their were goals to for Elisa Heinamaa, Megan Seabrook-Mead and Ellie Garrett in a 5-1 victory. Vicky Sievewright scoring for Isleham United. Had to wait a long time for that and I’m pleased to write about a win at long last for Burwell.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

Three matches played in the 1st Round of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup this Sunday the competition entering it’s 2nd season a knock-out format. Histon Ladies Reserves winning the trophy last season are promoted now so ineligible to compete. It was a good weekend for the top three sides in the Championship North with all progressing in the competition, Ketton Ladies were at home to Pinchbeck United Ladies. Just the one goal scored but it was enough for the Championship North leaders as Ketton advance.

  Wisbech Town Ladies also had a home draw in the 1st Round of the Division One Cup taking on Championship South side, Park Ladies. A brace from top scorer Sophie Swinden takes her into double figures for the season. Rachael Simpson and Chelsea King also on target for Wisbech Town with a goal each to see them advance with a 4-0 win.

  A comfortable home win too on Sunday in the 1st Round of the Division One Cup for Wisbech St Mary as they met Cambridge Rangers Women who like themselves lay 3rd in the Championship South. Braces for both Eilish Brown and Carlie Knight for Wisbech St Mary Josie Turner and Demi Newman were also both on target with a goal each in a 6-0 win.

Cup Final Report – Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds v Histon Ladies Reserves

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

Thursday 3rd May

Another trip back to Ely City FC this Thursday evening for my 3rd final of the week. The Suffolk and Cambridgeshire League’s Cup Finals previously it’s the final of a new competition this time around the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup, with the top two in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South meeting in the final, Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds versus Histon Ladies Reserves.

A new competition introduced by the Cambridgeshire FA this season. Featuring the clubs playing the the Championship North & South. The sides drawn into a groups of 3/4 teams 2 groups representing each league each playing the other once with the overall group winner progressing into the semi-finals. 

  Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds with 3 wins from 3 topping Group A above Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves, Isleham United Ladies and Burwell Tigers. Having a great season are leading the way in the Championship South by 6 points over 2nd placed Histon Ladies Reserves who have 2 games in hand. Losing just the one league game so far this season look well placed for a return to the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership. 

Histon Ladies Reserves are new to the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South this season… well sort of… as their squad is largely made up of the former Milton Ladies. Now part of the women’s set-up at Histon as the club establishes a strong platform for it’s girls youth sides to progress into adult football. Histon’s 1st team playing in the ERWFL. The club overall looking to become a strong rival to the Cambridge sides City and United.

  Would have expected Milton if they had still been there to be challenging for the league title this season, and so it is the case as Histon Ladies Reserves. Lay 2nd in the Championship South 6 points behind Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds with 2 games in hand. Were drawn into Group B in the Division One Cup along side St Ives Town Ladies Development and Cambridge Rangers. A 1-1 draw with St Ives Town a 5-2 win over Cambridge Rangers seeing them top the Group and progress to the semi-finals.

Semi-finals

  Histon Ladies Reserves were involved in a 9 goal thriller at home to Riverside Ladies in the semi-final of the Division One Cup. A 4-1 lead to Histon in the 1st half, Kirsty Lemmon-Sparks with a hat-trick, Riverside battled back to score 3 goals in the 2nd half Histon getting an all important 5th goal to reach the final with a 5-2 win.

I was at the 2nd semi-final to watch Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds at home to Wisbech Town Ladies in the Division One Cup. The Championship North side taking the lead on 20 minutes through top scorer Sophie Gutteridge. Fulbourn battled back to lead 2-1 at the break with goals from Krissie Taylor and a volley from the edge of the box from top scorer Marie Stubbings. Sharon Pinner scoring in the 2nd half to put Fulbourn 3-1 up they held on to win despite Gutteridge pulling it back to 3-2 with 15 minutes left.

So it’s Ely City FC’s Ellgia Stadium for a 2nd night running. It hasn’t changed much in 24 hours. The weather still pleasant a little more cloud around tonight and more tractors on the road but I knew I couldn’t get away with it two nights running. 

Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds starting XI – Samantha Issacson (C), Seema Grewal, Krissie Taylor, Sarah Bodger, Nikki Cowan, Jo Woods, Emma Clark, Sharron Pinner, Amy Smith, Katie Luddy & Marie Stubbings. Subs – Holly Hayes, Vicky Neal, Stacey Kemp, & Lucy Clarkson.

Histon Ladies Reserves starting XI – Danielle Busby, Lauren Threadgold, Kat Brown, Kirsty Smith, Sarah Freestone (C), Casey Kelly, Sam Cousins, Daniella Briggs, Abi Davies, Kirsty Lemmon-Sparks & Philippa Hayden-Evans Subs – Kirsty Jenkinson, Emma Gillespie, Amanda Binge, Becca McNally & Carly Dawson.

(roll on roll off substitutes)

  Three female officials for this evenings final with Stacey Fullicks fresh from helping Cambridge City Ladies secure runners-up spot in the ERWFL Premier Division in the middle assisted on the line by Dulcie Asher and Romana Bria. Andy Phillips the 4th official. Histon to kick off the Division One Cup Final wearing their blue away shirts with yellow trim, black shorts and socks. Fulbourn kitted out in pink shirts each with an individual message of motivation printed upon the back along with navy shorts and socks.

The Fulbourn players sporting motivational messages on their shirts, this from Marie Stubbings

 The ball played back and forth between the midfield’s Fulbourn spreading the play out to the right wing Amy Smith breaking forwards her cross gathered safely by Histon goalkeeper, Danielle Busby. 

A corner for Fulbourn right side the ball in near post defended a 2nd corner awarded. A higher ball in this time Sharron Pinner up to head the ball down into the six yard box, Philippa Hayden-Evans back defending for Histon shielding the ball before it is cleared out to the left. A good start to the match from Fulbourn pressing forwards Jo Woods winning the ball in the middle playing the ball on to Marie Stubbings moving into the left channel, Lauren Threadgold defending for Histon preventing the cross coming in.

Histon’s Casey Kelly with Fulbourn’s Jo Woods

Nikki Cowan cutting a ball out put in diagonally from the left as Histon’s Kirsty Lemmon-Sparks breaks forwards. Pinner linking up with Stubbings left side the cross played into the box the ball deflected gathered bu Busby. Histon get the ball forwards win a corner kick on the right the delivery long Seema Grewal dealing with it at the far post for Fulbourn launch a counter attack the ball played on for Smith on the right bursts forwards turning a cross in towards the box, Busby claims it at her near post. 

The ball regained in the middle of the park Fulbourn’s Emma Clark into Woods played forwards for Katie Luddy support from Stubbings, Luddy shots her effort from outside the area blocked. Histon make an early switch Sam Cousins coming off, Kirsty Jenkinson coming on. Krissie Taylor gets forwards from left back for Fulbourn, Woods making a good run inside her Taylor playing the ball in towards her a clever flick to control the ball on the run knocking it past her into the area six yards out left of the goal shoots her strike racing wide across the face of goal.

   Histon are beginning to settle, Daniella Briggs out on the left side bringing the ball forwards a wonderful ball sent into the area from deep travelling all the way to the far post Abi Davies running in clear on goal hits it first time her effort smashing against the base of the post spins back out into the six yard box a scramble for the ball Fulbourn manage to get it away. A high ball played on up the right a tricky one for Fulbourn’s Sarah Bodger gets her head on the ball only it lands behind her Davies alert for Histon darts around the defender and sends the cross back towards the top of the area for Hayden-Evans, her shot his charged down, the rebound coming to Briggs to her left she shoots wide.

Histon’s Philippa Hayden-Evans & Fulbourn’s Krissie Taylor challenging for the ball

No sooner have Histon rattled the woodwork at one end then Fulbourn get up the other end in a rapid fire attack and do the same, Luddy with the run in the centre onto the ball striking it from 20 yards out the ball rising as it flies in towards goal has Busby beaten cannons off the crossbar. The woodwork is struck for a 3rd time Histon on the attack the ball on the left the cross into the area Hayden-Evans central helps it on to Davies to her right her rising shot coming at Samantha Issacson in the Fulbourn goal fast gets a touch on the ball as it crashes against the bar, Fulbourn clear and go on the attack Stubbings playing the ball on for Smith on the right, Kat Brown dealing with the threat defends for Histon. 

   Fulbourn with possession Woods with an excellent tackle on for Stubbings, Luddy in support the ball played into her the shot skied over the bar. Grewal comes forwards for Fulbourn right side, Smith receiving the pass tries to turn inside Brown tackles regains possession. Clark gets the ball back for Fulbourn, Stubbings seeing the pass into her back to goal on the edge of the box, looks to turn a shoot, Histon’s captain Sarah Freestone has her closely marked. 

 Cousins returns to the pitch for Histon Casey Kelly coming off. Hayden-Evans breaks clear after the ball as Fulbourn are caught with a high line at the back running towards the box she shoots the ball saved confidently by Issacson. Stubbings is fouled by Freestone on the byline left of the area as she tries to force her way past the defender. The free-kick taken quickly Taylor forwards free top left corner of the area delivers a ball into the far post Pinner up and twisting as she heads the ball sends it goalwards, lacking pace Busby is well placed to claim the ball. 

Histon’s Kirsty Lemmon-Sparks looking to bring the ball under control

  Issacson with another good save off Lemmon-Sparks as the attacker latches onto a poor defensive clearance. The shot in low Issacson diving to her left pushing the ball away from goal. Issacson is hurt making another save soon after the ball fired across the area from the right comes to Hayden-Evans closing in the far post can’t get her shot over the keeper as she goes to ground the ball struck against the keeper. Issacson is okay to continue. Fulbourn do make a change Vicky Neal coming on for Pinner. Neal in the action straight away with the defensive tackle to deny Davies a run into the area cutting in from the right. 

Half-time Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds 0-0 Histon Ladies Reserves

  The first half ends goalless, has been lively and if the woodwork hadn’t been involved Histon would be leading 2-1 as it is honours even. Two evenly matched sides Fulbourn starting well have looked lively, Histon settling and posing a threat themselves both sides getting the ball out to their wide players. Issacson with a couple of important saves to Fulbourn. No telling as to who might come out on top 2nd half, extra-time and penalties haven’t been called for yet in any final I’ve been… yet.

A change for Fulbourn at the start of the 2nd half Stacey Kemp wearing the no 90 shirt on for Smith. It’s Fulbourn to kick off the 2nd period. Luddy out wide right wins Fulbourn an early corner kick the ball cut out and Histon look to counter attack through the middle Woods with the tackle to stop Histon getting beyond halfway. Woods with another strong tackle comes back to help on the right as Davies with Hayden-Evans, tries to play Kirsty Smith in as she makes a run towards the area, Woods coming with her. 

   Kemp bringing the ball on for Fulbourn central shifts it out to Luddy on the right her cross in to the area sees Taylor arriving strikes the shot 1st time, Busby with a good save parrying the ball away then is fouled as she moves in to claim it. Briggs with Lemmon-Sparks attacking left side for Histon the ball won back by Fulbourn played on through the middle, Kemp looking to get her head on it arriving in the box, Busby coming puts her fist through the ball punching it away as she goes over Kemp. 

  Fulbourn are getting crosses into the Histon area, almost all are bread and butter claims for Busby. Histon like the 1st half are a little slow to get going momentum starting to build, an attack is launched players breaking forwards left side play switched out to the right Davies 25 yards out from goal sent a shot back in wide across goal. Taylor gets forwards on the left a one two with Stubbings, Taylor goes on her cross along the top of the area Luddy with the shot charged down by Freestone. 

 Cousins takes the ball on left side on for Hayden-Evans ahead of her, Neal with the challenge denying the attacker a run at goal. Play is stretched a good tempo, both sides moving the ball quickly. Hayden-Evans finds herself clear in on goal coming into the area from the right Issacson comes to close her down the ball past her into the side netting. Briggs with a driving run at the Fulbourn defence rides two challenges before being stopped by the 3rd. Grewal with a vital interception as Briggs looks to run onto a diagonal ball from Cousins in a central position. 

GOAL! The deadlock is broken at last and it’s Histon who get their noses in front a spell of sustained possession, Fulbourn can’t get it away on the left side close to the byline the ball pinging back and forth Hayden-Evans, Lemmon-Sparks and Davies all challenging for the ball before Davies gets hold of it and turning the angle acute fires a shot in across goal to bury the ball inside the far post. Histon celebrate a flag is raised after consulting the officials let the goal stand 0-1.

Abi Davies with the ball putting Histon into the lead

Issacson well placed inside her goal to save the ball as Lemmon-Sparks moves into a shooting position 20 yards out from the right after receiving the ball from Hayden-Evans. Woods claiming the ball drives forwards lays the ball on for Stubbings right her cross in hooked clear by Freestone. Hayden-Evans and Davies both finding space in attack as Fulbourn push on looking for a quick reply. Taylor pulling up has to come off Bodger comes back on. Brown winning the ball for Histon as Stubbings looks to twist inside her into the box. 

  Woods with Luddy  work the ball up the line for Stubbings her cross in cleared for a corner on the right. A short corner from Fulbourn the cross put in from a deep position, Clark running in to attack it near post Davies back defending does well for Histon. Lucy Clarkson intercepts for Fulbourn at the back as Lemmon-Sparkes sends a cross into the box from the left Davies closing in on the right. Carly Dawson comes on for Histon for Threadgold at right back with a little under 5 minutes left. 

   Fulbourn keep coming forwards risk leaving space in behind as they search for the equaliser. Davies bringing the ball on jinks left the right before striking the ball in towards goal her low drive gathered by Issacson. Lemmon-Sparks on for Davies as Histon break, Pinner blocking, Davies’ strike away for a corner. Bodger clearing the ball for Fulbourn, Kemp on it checks back inside Histon close her down scramble the ball away. Into the closing minutes of the match. Fulbourn are getting the ball into the area from wide positions Busby claiming it once again plucks a high delivery into the near post down into her body. 

  Luddy challenged on the right, a last gasp corner for Fulbourn everyone bar Issacson goes up for it the set-piece, the delivery in is played behind goal, the final whistle blows and Histon celebrate as they become the 1st ever winners of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup. 

Full time Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds 0-1 Histon Ladies Reserves

   A single goal wins the final scored by Histon Ladies Reserves, Abi Davies in the 2nd half. An entertaining contest both sides lively, Fulbourn certainly had their chances. Good movement and competing well against a physical Histon side who themselves created opportunities finding space out wide. The woodwork struck 3 times in the 1st half, Histon looked to have the more direct threat in front of goal. Issacson denying a couple of strikes. Busby at the other end comfortable with anything Fulbourn played into the box from wide. Silverware for Histon Ladies Reserves in their debut season. The two sides are still competing for the league title a double still on however Fulbourn hold the advantage there.

Women’s Football East – Player of the Match

  On to this evenings Women’s Football East – Player of the Match. As the game wore on the number of potential candidates was slowly whittled down to just one. For Histon she posed a threat all game on the right getting forwards finding space, striking the woodwork twice in the st half and getting the all important winning goal in the 2nd half so the award goes to Abi Davies.

Histon Ladies Reserves, 2017/18 Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup Winners (changed to their regular colours for the presentation)

Congratulations to Histon Ladies Reserves on winning the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup.

That’s it 3 finals in 3 nights boy was I tired by the last one hence the later publishing I needed the sleep. Still I enjoyed it starting on Tuesday with the Suffolk Women’s League Cup then 2 finals in Cambridgeshire. a brief rest before the first one of two cup final doubles starting in Norfolk on Sunday. Back to Ely again tonight however not for football however but finally to get around to seeing Avengers Infinity War.. I very nearly avoided any spoilers but I’ve waited a week afterall and before you ask I’m not writing a report on that one. Thanks to everyone again for their help last evening.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 22/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd April 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

Women’s Football East was in Cambridgeshire this Sunday to watch the semi-final between Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds and Wisbech Town Ladies in the new Division One Cup competition. The two sides topping their respective groups to make it into the last 4 of the competition. Histon Ladies Reserves awaiting the winner after their 5-4 success over Riverside Ladies last weekend.

  At Fulbourn it was Wisbech the visitors who got off to the better start pushing forwards and causing problems for the Fulbourn defence top scorer Sophie Gutteridge pressing the ball inside the box nicking it to attack and score. Fulbourn got themselves back into the game breaking away down the right Marie Stubbings cross put into the six yard box was nodded in by Krissie Taylor from close range. The goal giving Fulbourn confidence the home side finished the 1st half the stronger taking the lead Stubbings the scorer with a fantastic volley from the top corner of the area.

Jo Woods on the ball for Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds

  A numerical advantage from the bench Fulbourn could rotate players Wisbech suffered another injury blow as goalkeeper Becky Milner pulled up hurting her knee and had to come off. Fulbourn on top pushed forwards Sharon Pinner breaking forwards into the box timing her run perfectly as Stubbings sent the ball into the area to stab her shot wide of the substitute keeper to extend Fulbourn’s lead. 15 minutes left and Wisbech pulled it back to 3-2 Gutteridge through to attack lobbing the ball over the keeper to score her 2nd of the game. Fulbourn though held onto their lead and reached the final. The game to be played on Thursday 3rd May at Ely City FC with a 7:30pm kick-off.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

St Ives Town Ladies leading the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership were playing another double header this Sunday against ICA Sports Ladies. Took 4 points from the games with a win and a draw. Amy Seymour-Shove netting the only goal of as St Ives Town collected 3 points in a 1-0 win.

  In the 2nd game Katherine Speed netting a brace for St Ives Town her goals were cancelled out with Donna Nicholls and Megan Purnell both on target for ICA Sports in a 2-2 draw.

   3rd placed Newmarket Town Ladies were playing host to Netherton United Ladies on Sunday. 4 points between the sides Newmarket Town ensured victory late into the game. Drawing 0-0 at half-time. The dead lock was finally broken on the hour Molly Agnew getting the goal to put the hosts into the lead. Into the final 10 minutes and two late goals for Newmarket Town sealed the win. Hollie Turner making it 2-0 with Abbi Griffin adding a 3rd goal with 3 minutes left. The gap closed to a point Newmarket Town are now above Netherton United into 2nd having been awarded 6 points over bottom side Park Ladies.

   Park Ladies themselves finished their season on the road against Cambridge University Women the side immediately above them. The hosts getting off to a great start scoring in the opening seconds, Amanda Wainwright getting the goal. Moriah Mulroe scoring a 2nd goal for Cambridge University in the 20th minute. Both players scoring another goal each in the 2nd half a goal for Shannon Horner in injury time saw the hosts run out 5-2 winners.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North league leaders Ketton Ladies were at home on Sunday taking on Riverside Ladies. The visitors coming out on top to maintain their 100% league record with a 7th win to climb back into 3rd position. Jane Roche scoring for Ketton. Goals fro Gabija Pavlova and Samantha Woodham saw Riverside win the game 2-1.

  Wisbech St Mary close the gap on the leaders as a result as they recorded a big away win at Pinchbeck United Ladies on Sunday. Amy Magnus scoring a double hat-trick for Wisbech St Mary with Carlie Knight also scoring a brace in an 8-0 win that see’s the 2nd placed side close the gap to Ketton t 7 points. 

   In the other match played in the Championship North this Sunday it was a 1st point of the season for bottom side Orton Rangers Ladies earned away to Hungate Rovers Ladies on Sunday. The sides drawing 2-2. 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

St Ives Town Ladies Development 3rd in the Championship South were victors this weekend at home against Isleham United Ladies winning the game 3-1.

  Bottom side Burwell Tigers earned a point at home just their 2nd of the season with Tess Smith getting the goal in a 1-1 draw with Cambridge Rangers.

Match Report – Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds v Wisbech Town Ladies

Sunday 22nd April

  Semi-final action today on Women’s Football East a trip to Cambridgeshire to watch Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds take on Wisbech Town Ladies for a place in the Division One Cup Final.

  A new competition introduced by the Cambridgeshire FA this season. Featuring the clubs playing the the Championship North & South. The sides drawn into a groups of 3/4 teams 2 groups representing each league each playing the other once with the overall group winner progressing into the semi-finals. 

  Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds with 3 wins from 3 topping Group A above Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves, Isleham United Ladies and Burwell Tigers. Having a great season are leading the way in the Championship South by 6 points over 2nd placed Histon Ladies Reserves who have 2 games in hand. Losing just the one league game so far this season look well placed for a return to the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership. 

  Wisbech Town Ladies topped Group C also with 3 wins from 3 over Hungate Rovers Ladies, Wisbech St Mary Ladies an Orton Rangers Ladies. Are currently in 3rd spot in the Championship North a competitive tussle at the top of the table. Ketton Ladies currently enjoying a 10 point lead the sides below all have games in hand however. Wisbech Town with 3 games in hand are 12 points behind Ketton. A busy end to the season their squad pushed to the limit with players unavailable and out through injury.

  An opportunity to compete for silverware both Fulbourn and Wisbech Town have a prolific striker in their side this season. Scoring plenty of goals, Marie Stubbings has 38 goals so far this season from 16 appearances. Whilst for Sophie Gutteridge for Wisbech Town has 36 goals to her name from 17 appearances to date. Both are playing this afternoon.

Already through to the Division One Cup Final are Histon Ladies Reserves after the Championship South side won a nine goal thriller with Championship North side Riverside Ladies 5-4 last weekend.

  The venue for today’s match the Fulbourn Recreation Ground a playing field football and cricket with a range of other sports catered for along with the adjoining sports and social club.  Glorious weather for the 2nd Sunday running bright and sunny, possible showers later in the afternoon a breeze helping a little to cool things down. 

Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds starting XI – Samantha Isaacson (C), Seema Grewal, Abigail Dowell, Sarah Bodger, Nikki Cowan, Amy Smith, Jo Woods, Katie Luddy, Emma Clark, Krissie Taylor & Marie Stubbings. Subs – Sharon Pinner, Vicky Neal, Yasmin Upson and Stacey Kemp. 

 Wisbech Town Ladies starting XI – Becky Milner, Leah Hall, Emily Stephenson (C) Amy Hepting, Katie Garner, Annie Rooks, Chloe Riches, Chelsea King, Josie Turner, Faye Kowalewsky & Sophie Gutteridge. Subs – Elizabeth Simpson & Rachael Simpson

(roll on roll off substitutes)

   The sun high over head it’s Fulbourn wearing dark red shirts and socks with navy shorts to get the 1st half underway with Wisbech lined up opposite in their away kit, green shirts with black shorts and socks. Wisbech looking to close the ball down right from the start in the middle the ball pops free releasing Krissie Taylor into space down the left a run with the ball shoots from 20 yards out her effort wide of the near post. A lively start from Fulbourn getting forwards down the left winning a throw deep the ball comes into Taylor crosses the ball into the area, Wisbech goalkeeper Becky Milner claiming the ball.

   Chloe Riches takes the ball on through the middle for Wisbech sends the pass on for Sophie Gutteridge the striker playing in Faye Kowalewsky on the right side getting in behind her cross in intercepted by Fulbourn’s Nikki Cowan inside her six yard box knocked up into the air, Wisbech pressure the ball winning the 1st corner kick of the game. The ball in from the right met by Riches on the volley top of the area central can’t keep the ball down the strike sails wide. Kowalewsky bringing the ball on up the right wing for Wisbech plays the pass inside for Riches breaking forwards from midfield looks to play the through ball in behind for Gutteridge to chase, Isaacson is well positioned getting to the edge of her area to slide in a claim the ball at the attackers feet. 

Wisbech Town Ladies, Chloe Riches

    Fulbourn launch a rapid counter attack the ball brought on by Katie Luddy she releases Taylor on the left her early diagonal ball back into the centre intercepted by Wisbech’s Katie Garner. A corner kick awarded to Wisbech left side players up into the area the delivery in low towards the near post Kowalewsky with the touch puts the ball wide of the post. Chelsea King with the tackle in the middle the ball pushed into Riches played high on for Gutteridge the striker losing sight of the ball for a moment allows Cowan to regain possession for Fulbourn. Josie Turner wide left for Wisbech as players are drawn across, her forwards pass central for Gutteridge, Seema Grewal with her wins the challenge for Fulbourn. 

Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds, Emma Clark

  Garner with a vital touch to take the ball away from Marie Stubbings attacking the ball on the right as it is helped on through the middle from a free-kick at the back. The game played at a good tempo both sides attacking Wisbech bringing the ball up the left Turner with the cross into the box for Gutteridge back to goal left side 10 yards out, seeing the ball into her feet a good touch to take it away from her marker and spin in behind closing in on the six yard box as she pulls the trigger Isaacson makes the save a close range the ball off her behind for the corner kick. Kowalewsky stabs the ball wide of the far post as Wisbech pressure the ball from their corner kick preventing Fulbourn getting the ball clear a high ball back into the area knocked on to Kowalewsky, the visitors causing problems for the Fulbourn defence in the opening 20 minutes. 

 GOAL! Wisbech open the scoring 20 minutes played, Gutteridge causing a few problems for the Fulbourn defence pressuring the ball high up the pitch the striker capitalising on some hesitant defending inside the area steals the ball on the penalty spot and shifting the ball to her left slides it wide of Isaacson to score 0-1.

Wisbech Town Ladies, Sophie Gutteridge pictured with Fulbourn’s Seema Grewal scores the opening goal of the tie.

Wisbech make a change Amy Hepting coming off at left back a straight swap for Elizabeth Simpson *(not Rachael as 1st listed apologies).  Fulbourn go straight on the attack from the restart Emma Clark with the ball out left to Taylor her cross it taken cleanly by Milner. Fulbourn get a corner out of nothing on the right the delivery in towards the near post knocked back to the taker crossed back in Luddy can’t bring it under control near post as Leah Hall comes in to clear for Wisbech. Taylor with another run down the left crosses from a deep position the ball striking the outside of the post.

GOAL!  The game closing in on the half hour Fulbourn level the scores Stubbings catching Wisbech in possession on the right steals the ball and burst forwards down the right channel closing in on the byline cuts a high cross back across the face of goal a awkward one to deal with defenders trying to get back Milner can’t reach it as Taylor close in stoops her head onto the falling ball an puts it over the line from close range 1-1.

Krissie Taylor with Wisbech Town’s Chelsea King

 A hot day a drinks break is called a chance for everyone to take on fluids. Play resumes Kowalewsky seeing a cross go wide as she runs clear from a Stephenson clearance at the back for Wisbech. Jo Woods with the tackle the ball on for Clark takes in on through the middle, shifts it into Taylor breaking away on the left then continues her run through the centre Taylor crossing the ball in Garner with a touch deflects the ball out of the area straight to Clark tries to adjust her body as she meets the ball on the volley can’t keep her attempt down. 

Wisbech Town Ladies, Leah Hall

  Fulbourn makes a change, Abigail Dowell coming off for Sharon Pinner. Stubbings alert through the middle nips in to rob the ball as Wisbech hesitate at the back neither defence or goalkeeper laying claim to the ball, Stubbings knocking it on past everyone moving left strikes the ball her her low drive narrowly wide of the near post. A second change for Fulbourn Cowan the player off, Stacey Kemp coming on. The substitute involved straight away the ball rolled into her inside the Wisbech area knocks it to Stubbings close by on her right, Stephenson with a good tackle to deny her a shot on goal. 

  Sarah Bodger defends well up against Turner as the Wisbech attacker tried to get into the box with the ball from the left. Fulbourn make a 3rd change bringing on Yasmin Upson for Luddy the home sides confidence up a notch since their equaliser. Gutteridge pressing the ball high up the pitch gets it out to Kowalewsky on the right her looping cross back in towards the top of the area Riches can’t bring it down under control help it on with Turner free to her left.  

Marie Stubbings

 GOAL! 5 minutes or so left in the 1st half Fulbourn are attacking the ball wide on the right Garner blocking Upson’s cross in the ball out for a throw-in. The ball played into Stubbings top of the area on the right catches the ball sweetly on the volley sending the ball arrowing over the goalkeeper into the top corner to make it 2-1.

 

 Wisbech make a change after the goal Hepting returning to the action Simpson off. Fulbourn push forwards in the closing minutes of the 1st half Kemp taken out as she comes forwards with the ball. The free-kick in a central position Bodger on it goes for goal straight at Milner the Wisbech keeper palming the ball away to the right of goal, Upson quickest to it her snap shot sent wide of the post. A late free-kick for Wisbech inside the Fulbourn half Stephenson to play the ball into the area Kowalewsky knocks it on across the goal, Isaacson gathers for Fulbourn right on the stroke of half-time. 

Half-time Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds 2-1 Wisbech Town Ladies

   A 2-1 lead for Fulbourn at the break an interesting at enjoyable first half. Wisbech starting the brighter, with Riches in the centre and Gutteridge up top causing problems Gutteridge capitalising to open the scoring. Fulbourn getting back on level terms grew in confidence with the goal and a superb strike on the volley from Stubbing seeing them turn things completely around. Another 45 minutes to go and the semi-final is along way from being settled.

  Wisbech to get the 2nd half started. Kowalewsky from a throw on the right putting an early cross into the area Isaacson can come off her line and claim it before Gutteridge can close it down. Simpson defends well stopping the ball getting beyond her as Fulbourn attack down the left a quick counter attack the pass from Rooks on for Turner breaking on the left for Wisbech, Grewal does enough against her to get the ball back to Isaacson. Turner further up the field central with Gutteridge the two pressure the Fulbourn defence the ball rolled back for Rooks to strike 25 yards out the ball doesn’t trouble Isaacson.

Wisbech Town Ladies, Annie Rooks with Fulbourn’s Emma Clark

  Riches with a strike at goal beats Isaacson however as she lets fly from 30 yards out the ball smashing against the crossbar drops back down into the area, no one attacking it Fulbourn launch it up field. Fulbourn’s turn to attack the ball on the left Upson driving forwards holding off Simpson. Milner coming to the edge of her area looking to gather the ball pulls up suddenly going down in alot of pain. Play goes on Upson pushed wide gets a shot away, Garner back on the cover throwing herself into the block. Play stopped, a Milner in clear discomfort needs treatment. A lengthy pause another injury blow for Wisbech as Milner can’t continue is carried off the pitch. Rachael Simpson getting kitted out ready to take over in goal. 

 Play resumes after a 6 minute delay. Stubbings with support from Kemp on the right the ball into the area cleared by Stephenson. Wisbech’s captain with another great tackle inside the area moments later as Woods plays the ball through to Kemp she picks out Stubbings inside the area right of goal Stephenson times her tackle well knocking the ball against Stubbings and away for the goal kick. Simpson puts her goal kick straight at Kemp, she sends it back in towards goal from 20 yards straight at Simpson as she stops it with her legs on the line.

 GOAL! Fulbourn extend their lead the ball picked up in the middle by Stubbings after Pinner keeps it alive on the left moving across the pitch carrying the ball over to the left side Stubbings covers alot of grass Pinner breaking forwards through the middle times her run perfectly as the Wisbech defence gets stretched Stubbings putting the ball into the area Pinner’s touch putting her clear on goal she sends her shot wide of the keeper to make it 3-1. 

Wisbech look for an immediate response Riches with Rooks through the middle out to Kowalewsky on the right her cross swung in towards the near post Isaacson forwards to claim it ahead of Gutteridge. A free-kick inside their own half as Kemp fouls Hall. Stephenson sends it long up towards Kowalewsky right side the ball evading the Fulbourn defence the winger in in through on goal into the area doesn’t shoot early the angle gone puts the ball straight at Isaacson as the keeper defending her near post goes to ground. 

Wisbech Town Ladies, Faye Kowalewsky

Woods is covering plenty of ground for Fulbourn in the middle of the park getting across to win possession back Kemp, Upson and Stubbings willing runners ahead of her. Bodger at the back with a vital interception as Turner looks to send a looping ball on for Gutteridge. The visitors with a corner kick on the right played in low towards the near post a scramble the ball half cleared comes to King inside the box her shot charged down. Wisbech revert to 3 at the back as they commit players to attacking roles.

 Fulbourn break the ball played into Upson left side she rides a tackle advantage played as she goes on puts the ball into Kemp central 20 yards out slide it into Stubbings on her right her strike hit on the run flashes wide of the post. The home side press the attack Woods coming on up the pitch right side crossed the ball into the middle of the area Stubbing knocking it goalwards the dropping ball cleared off the line away for a corner kick. A crude one from Stephenson as she clatters into the corner taker Stubbings as she looks to control the ball cleared out to her a final warning from the referee. 18 minutes left to play including a hefty portion of stoppage time.

Jo Woods on the ball for Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds

A flowing attacking move by Fulbourn started by Woods bringing the ball with her through the middle passed to Stubbings up with her her pass laid back to Clark put out to Smith on the right her cross into the box finding the head of Kemp the ball directed goalwards claimed by Simpson. A change for Fulbourn Smith taken off Dowell comes back on.

 GOAL! 15 minutes left on the clock and Wisbech pull a goal back a direct goal as the ball his sent on through the middle from a goal kick at the back Gutteridge lively onto it running clear right of goal Isaacson comes out to the edge of her area trying to close the angle down Gutteridge adjusting well to strike the ball high and lob it over the keeper and into the back of the empty net beyond 3-2.

Sophie Gutteridge pulls it back to 3-2 for Wisbech Town Ladies

Fulbourn make a change Luddy back on for Upson. Dowell with a shot from distance Simpson right behind it can bring down safely. Play drawn over to the right Turner with Gutteridge as Wisbech press in attack Kowalewsky taking it beyond them the cross fired in towards the near post Rooks trying to get there but not before Isaacson can gather. A free-kick inside the Fulbourn half for Wisbech. A long way from goal but Stephenson takes the shot on the ball past everyone flashes wide of the post players jumping for it a touch could have easily deflected it towards goal. Fulbourn with the substitutes available make another change at the back this time Kemp coming off up front Vicky Neal coming on to join the back line as Fulbourn look to see out the game. 

Fulbourn Institute Bluebird’s, Katie Luddy

Play stretched Woods winning the ball attacks on the left side her cross going long across the Wisbech area to Dowell on the right, puts a flighted ball back in towards the top of the area Luddy with the looping header forwards Clark ahead of her 8 yards out goes to strike the dropping ball, Rooks back to make the block for Wisbech. A corner given Hepting back on for Wisbech. Deep into stoppage time Isaacson with a low take diving to her left as Turner volleys the ball in towards goal from the top of the area receiving it from a throw on the left.

  Wisbech push on looking for a leveller late on to force the game into extra-time risk being hit on the counter attack. Woods breaking up play in the middle. Stubbings feels the full force of another rash Wisbech block as she attacks on the left a free-kick in a dangerous position outside the area Bodger comes forwards to take her shot bouncing wide across the six yard box and out the far side as the final whistle blows and Fulbourn celebrate as they reach the Division One Cup Final.

Full time Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds 3-2 Wisbech Town Ladies

  An entertaining cup tie this afternoon, between two fairly even sides, Wisbech starting the better just didn’t have the legs to bring on to freshen thing’s up, Fulbourn did and grew in confidence once they got back on level terms in the 1st half going 2-1 at half time. Extending the lead 2nd half, Wisbech regaining a bit of momentum pulling a goal back with 15 minutes set up a tense finish Fulbourn certainly could let their foot off the gas, win 3-2 to set up a final with Championship counterparts Histon Ladies Reserves. That final scheduled to take place in Thursday May 3rd with a 7:30pm kick-off at Ely City FC I will hopefully be there.

  Women’s Football East – Player of the Match

   Today’s Women’s Football East – Player of the Match award was another close run thing a few contenders narrowed it down to 2 as the game wore on but there can only be one as always and overall I was impressed by Jo Woods in midfield for Fulbourn covering alot of ground to win the ball back break up play and set up others ahead of her.

  I enjoyed this cup tie an entertaining match could have gone either way, bright sunshine too. Good to see both sides in action has been a while. My thanks as always to both clubs for the help with the team details.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 15/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th April

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

St Ives Town Ladies maintain their 6 point lead at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership with a big win away to Cambridge University Women on Sunday. Georgia Stancombe scoring a hat-trick in the match for the league leaders. Katherine Speed also scoring a brace with a goal each for Amy Seymour-Shove and Tierney Coulson in a 7-2 victory. Sophia D’Angelo with both goals for Cambridge University scored in the 2nd half.

Also win on the road for second placed Netherton United Ladies on Sunday away to March Town United Ladies. Goals from Clare Gallagher and Emily Johnson seeing the visitors into a 2-0 half-time lead. March Town United pulling it back to 2-1 in the 2nd half with Emma Frost on target Netherton United keeping hold of their lead to win the 3 points.

  Away wins all round for the top three as Newmarket Town Ladies collected all 3 points away to Cambridge City Ladies Development on Sunday. Ellie Cullum netting a brace for the hosts Newmarket Town had two players score a brace each to win the match 4-2, Molly Agnew and leading goalscorer Abbi Griffin with 21 now both getting 2 goals each.

   ICA Sports Ladies compete a quartet of away wins in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership as they ran riot against bottom side Park Ladies this Sunday. Lorna Hart scoring a hat-trick. Clare Knibbs getting a brace, 6 more goals shared out amongst the Peterborough based side with Carmen Herridge, Zoe Leddy, Donna Nicholls, Holly Partner, Megan Purnell and Sarah Rouse on target in an 11-1 win the result taking ICA Sports back up into 5th in the table.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

 A new competition introduced to the Cambridgeshire Women’s league this year see’s the Championship North & South sides contesting the Division One Cup the sides slit into 4 mini leagues of 3 – 4 sides with the group winners progressing to the semi-finals.

 This Sunday saw the 1st of those semi-finals played with Histon Ladies Reserves from the Championship South hosting Riverside Ladies from the Championship North. A high scoring game between the sides and very much the game of two halves Histon having the much better of the first half going into the break with a 4-1 lead. Riverside Ladies coming back in the 2nd half took it 3-1 the goal for Histon clinching them a place in the final as they ran out 5-4 winners. A hat-trick for top scorer Kirsty Lemmon-Sparkes taking her onto 26 for the season for Histon with Philippa Hayden-Evans with her 16th goal of the season and Angelica Fachechi getting the other goals. Jess Hill with a brace for Riverside. Hannah Stubbs and Jade Ramm also getting on the scoresheet.

 One group match to be played this weekend a home tie against Championship North side Wisbech Town Ladies awaiting the victor as Championship South leaders Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds hosted Newmarket Town Ladies to decide who would run out group winners. Newmarket Town however went into the game a player short and their 10 were no match for a side in good form this season with Marie Stubbings having an excellent season in front of goal scoring twice more this Sunday to move onto 38 goals for the season. Krissie Taylor and Katie Luddy also finding the back of the net for Fulbourn in a 4-1 win to take them through to this coming Sunday’s semi-final. Amanda Stacey getting the goal for Newmarket Town.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

One match played in Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North this Sunday with Wisbech Town Ladies hosting bottom side Orton Rangers Ladies. Despite being short on numbers Wisbech Town Ladies have a prolific strike force and top scorer Sophie Swinden scored to put the hosts into an early lead. Wisbech Town dominating the 1st half as goals from Chloe Riches, Josie Turner, Emily Stephenson and Polly Norman followed along with a brace for Kaylie Swinden to see Wisbech Town Ladies leading 7-1 at the break. Orton Rangers Ladies pulled 2 goals back in the 2nd half. Wisbech Town awarded a penalty late on Kaylie Swindon stepping up to score and complete her hat-trick. 8-3 the final score moving Wisbech Town back up into 3rd in the Championship North table.  

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

 Two games in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South this Sunday both resulting in 4-1 victories for the host side. A 2nd win of the season for Cambridge Rangers as they host Isleham United Ladies on Sunday morning. The win taking them level on 7 points with Isleham United.  3rd placed St Ives Town Ladies Development also recording a 4-1 win at home to bottom side Burwell Tigers.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 08/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th April

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

St Ives Town Ladies open up a strong 6 point lead at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership after claiming 3 wins over Cambridge City Ladies Development in their double header this weekend. Played at Cambridge City Ladies, Trinity Field ground. A 3-0 win for St Ives Town in the 1st match. Mollie Flack scoring her 1st goal for St Ives their were goals too for Katie Stancombe and Katherine Speed.

Katherine Speed was also on target for a goal in the 2nd game with Georgia Stancombe also scoring in a 2-0 victory. The two wins putting St Ives Town into a 6 point lead over previous leaders Netherton United Ladies who were awarded the 3 points against Park Ladies this Sunday. Both have plenty of games left yet the sides meeting 3 times in the Premiership 6 games for both, two of those games are against one another.

 Newmarket Town Ladies have 7 league games left to play in 3rd position are 10 behind leaders St Ives Town with a game in hand. Won at home on Sunday against ICA Sports Ladies, Abbi Griffin (pictured) opening the scoring for Newmarket Town in the 6th minute. Held onto the one nil advantage until half-time. Laura Bailey scoring in the opening seconds of the 2nd period to double Newmarket Town’s lead. Griffin extended the lead further making it 3-0 on 54 minutes. Carmen Herridge pulling a goal back for ICA Sports with 20 minutes left. Jess Linger hit a 30 yard wonder strike to bury the ball into the back of the net with 10 minutes left to play to seal a 4-1 win for Newmarket Town. Work to do but far from out of the title picture as they have to play both Netherton United Ladies and St Ives Town to in the coming weeks, going to be an interesting end to the season.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

Ketton Ladies extended their lead at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North to 10 points this Sunday with a comfortable home win over bottom side Orton Rangers Ladies. 6-1 the winning score.

 2nd placed Wisbech St Mary Ladies recovering from a heavy loss against leaders Ketton 2 weeks ago were playing Hungate Rovers Ladies away from home this weekend. The sides taking home a share of the points, April Cooper and Kelsey McKenna on target for Hungate Rovers. Goals from Eilish Brown and Lauren Laws for Wisbech St Mary seeing the sides draw 2-2.

   Riverside Ladies in 3rd position close the gap to Wisbech St Mary Ladies to just 2 points as they won their 6th straight league game since joining the league earlier in the season. At home on Sunday taking on Spalding United Ladies. Jess Hill netted twice with a goal each for Gabija Pavlova, Sophie Harris and Lianna Bell in a 5-0 win.

  A big win away from home for Wisbech Town Ladies on Sunday away to Pinchbeck United Ladies. Top scorer Sophie Gutteridge now with 35 goals form 16 appearances scored 5 in the match. Chloe Riches scoring a hat-trick. Captain Emily Stephenson got herself a brace with Annie Rooks also getting a goal in an 11-0 win. 

 Advantage to Ketton Ladies at the moment a healthy lead, Wisbech St Mary, Riverside and Wisbech Town though all have games in hand on the leaders.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

Leaders Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds remain 6 points clear at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South as they won away from home against Cambridge Rangers on Sunday. Marie Stubbings scoring for the 36th time this season on the scoresheet once again for Fulbourn. Stacey Kemp grabbed a brace with Yasmine Upson also finding the back of the net with a goal in a 4-1 win.

  Histon Ladies Reserves in 2nd spot open up a 10 point gap between themselves at 3rd placed St Ives Town Ladies Development as they beat them 5-1 at home on Sunday. Histon didn’t have it all their own way however as they were trailing 1-0 at half-time before coming on strong in the 2nd half. Hannah Gordon scoring a hat-trick for Histon. Kirsty Lemmon-Sparks added two more goals to her tally of 23 for the season. Histon have 2 games in hand on Fulbourn at the top.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

One group game from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup this Sunday from Group A. Isleham United Ladies at home to Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves. Having knocked Newmarket out of the Junior Invitation Cup in the last four with a 3-2 win it was a much different result this time around as Isleham United suffered a heavy defeat. Both Joeli Kirby and Hollie Turner scoring hat-tricks for the away side. Hannah Rogers, Kate Silver, Molly Agnew, Dominika Szary and Dana Thompson all getting a goal a piece in an 11-0 victory that puts Newmarket Town Reserves top of the table with a match against Fulbourn to come.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 25/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th March

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

New leaders in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this weekend as Netherton United Ladies season long grip of top spot in the league is ended by St Ives Town Ladies moving into the leaders position for the 1st time in their short history. Started the day 6 points behind the leaders this Sunday saw them competing in a double header against bottom side Park Ladies. Two strong performances from St Ives Town seeing them take all 6 points available. 10 goals scored without reply in the two games. Amy Seymour-Shove and Frances Chapman getting a brace each with Tierney Coulson and Georgia Stancombe also on the scoresheet with goal a piece in the 1st game winning 6-0. 4-0 the winning scoreline in the other match with Coulson starting on the bench getting a brace, Chapman and Stancombe again getting a goal each too. 

  Also in the Premiership 3rd placed Newmarket Town Ladies close the gap to Netherton United to 4 points with 2 games in hand after a big win at home to March Town United Ladies on Sunday morning. Sarah O-Rourke scoring a brace inside the opening 12 minutes to put Newmarket on the front foot. Abbi Griffin soon adding a 3rd goal. Chloe Slater also on target with a goal midway through the 1st half to see Newmarket into a 4-0 half-time lead. O’Rourke going on to complete her hat-trick in the 2nd half. Griffin also adding another goal with 20 minutes left to play. Newmarket going on to win the match 9-0 another player celebrating scoring a hat-trick, midfielder Laura Bailey a double as she was also celebrating her 17th birthday.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

The semi-finals of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup this Sunday. In the all Premiership clash, ICA Sports Ladies were celebrating after they reached their 2nd final of the season. Away to Cambridge City Ladies Development this was a tough one to call both sides steadily improving as the season has gone on and in the end it was just a single goal that settled the tie. Jessica Farchina with the goal to send ICA Sports through to the final.

  In the other semi-final it was an all Cambridgeshire Championship South tie with Isleham United Ladies at home to Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves. Their 1st team taking on ICA Sports Ladies in this season’s League Cup Final Newmarket Town Reserves were looking to make it a repeat in the Junior Invitation Cup Final however Isleham had other idea’s as they were leading 2-1 after 20 minutes went on to take a 3-1 lead before Hollie Turner, Newmarket’s goal scorer in the 1st half added a 2nd from the penalty spot with 15 minutes left to make it 3-2 set up a tense finish Isleham holding out though to reach the final. Lily Turner scoring twice in the match with Rachael Turner also on the scoresheet for Isleham.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

Two matches in Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North this Sunday and it was a bad day at the office for 2nd placed Wisbech St Mary Ladies as they saw their unbeaten record end with a heavy loss at home to league leaders Ketton Ladies. An 8 point lead at the top for Ketton now as they scored 8 goals at the weekend, Sascha Smith amongst the goals scoring a hat-trick.

  Wisbech Town Ladies like most teams in the Championship North have games in hand on the league leaders however their pursuit suffered a blow at the weekend as they were narrowly beaten at home by Riverside Ladies, the Peterborough based side winning 5 from 5 now as they entered the league late. Wisbech Town suffering from absences and illness went 1-0 down in the match before turning it around to lead 2-1 at the break, Faye Kowalewsky and Josie Turner getting their goals. Riverside turning it around in the 2nd half as they were awarded two soft penalties Annie Posnett scoring both to see them lead 3-2. Added a 4th goal to open up a 2 goal lead Jess Hill and Samantha Woodham with their other goals. Turner pulling it back to 4-3 with 20 minutes left but despite pushing hard for an equaliser Riverside claimed all 3 points and move above Wisbech Town into 3rd position in the table.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

Two matches played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South also this Sunday. In a top of the table clash 2nd placed Histon Ladies Reserves were taking on leaders Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds aiming to close down the 3 point gap between the sides. Came up against a striker in red hot form this season as Marie Stubbings was on target for another hat-trick to take her onto 35 goals for the season. Fulbourn opening up a 6 point lead at the top of the Championship South table with a 3-1 win. 

Bottom side Burwell Tigers have had a difficult season on zero points at the bottom of the Championship South table were hosting 3rd placed St Ives Town Ladies Development on Sunday. Had something to celebrate at last as they claimed a point in a 1-1 draw, Danielle Fletcher scoring the goal. Jess Guthurie scoring the goal for St Ives Town.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup there were two matches played in the group stage this Sunday both involving Championship North clubs. In Group C, Hungate Rovers Ladies claimed their 1st group win with a 2-0 home win over Orton Rangers Ladies. Whilst in Group D Spalding United Ladies drew 0-0 at home to Pinchbeck United Ladies both sides taking a point home from their final match.

The Round-Up – 18/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th March

 Here we are once again with another shortened version of this weekends Round-Up with the weather again playing havoc with the fixture lists another cold burst depositing snow across the country over the weekend saw just 11 matches survive across the East. The majority of those in Cambridgeshire too. Adds to the problem of an already congested fixture list with games piling up towards the end of the season. March has not been kind to football so far in 2018. Of those games that did get played it was thanks to the dedication and hard work of the host team in most cases to get their pitch in a playable state and an appreciative thanks to all those put so much in to do so. A total wipe-out of fixtures the the FAWPL this weeks action begins with the ERWFL.

ERWFL Division One North

 One game in the ERWFL Division One North this Sunday in Cambridgeshire, Histon Ladies have seen a good proportion of their home matches at the Glassworld Stadium called off due to weather conditions but not this time around as they took on opponents, Ipswich Town Ladies Development. The hosts getting their noses in front on 10 minutes with Abi Davies scoring her 9th goal of the season. Ipswich Town getting back on level term with 10 minutes of the 1st half left the sides drawing 1-1 at the break. Histon retook the lead with 20 minutes left to play Davies getting her 2nd of the match, the 3 points made secure with Ipswich Town conceding a penalty as the game closed on the final 10 minutes captain Sophie Lanham scoring from the spot. 

ERWFL Division One South

 Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies fresh from playing in their 1st ever Hertfordshire County Cup final last Sunday were hosting 2nd placed side Harlow Town Ladies in the only match to beat the weather in ERWFL Division One South this Sunday. The hard work by Hoddesdon to get their pitch playable paying off as they picked up a great result beating Harlow 2-1 to record their 3rd league win of the season. The goals scored by Hannah Kelly and Sian Owens.

Norfolk Women’s County Cup

 Just one game surviving in Norfolk on Sunday for the Norfolk Women’s County Cup the competition down to the last 4. Sprowston Ladies leading Division One certainly the underdogs as they played hosted to Wymondham Town Ladies currently leading ERWFL Division One North. Sprowston making the decision early on Sunday to switch the match to the FDC’s Open Academy all weather pitch. Wymondham have a strong attack with plenty of goalscorers in their side, aren’t too many games where the sides top scorer, Laura Nicholls isn’t on the scoresheet and not so this Sunday as she scored in the 11th minute to put Wymondham into the lead. Nicholls involved in the next two Wymondham goals too setting up Mollie O’Callaghan to make it 2-0 in the 22nd minute, with striker Hannah Waters scoring to make it 3-0 at half-time. 

 Two goals early in the 2nd half putting Wymondham in full control of the tie with Alice Ladbrooke and Waters with her 2nd of the game making it 5-0. The pair both getting on the scoresheet again as the game entered the final 15 minutes Ladbrooke making it 6-0 with Waters going on to claim a hat-trick. A 2nd successive County Cup Final appearance for Wymondham they will play either King’s Lynn Town Ladies or Acle United Ladies who saw their match at The Walks postponed.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

 It was also County Cup semi-final weekend in Cambridgeshire both games surviving the snow that had blowed in, holders Cambridge United WFC from FAWPL South East Division One hosting Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side, Newmarket Town Ladies. A three league gap between the sides, Newmarket very much the underdogs going onto the game but have tested themselves well against higher league opposition this season and as the 1st half drew to a close it looked as though the sides would go in level at the break. Cambridge getting a goal to put them 1-0 up in the 41st minute courtesy of striker, Lauren Gibson. A more comfortable lead for the hosts early into the 2nd half two quick goals seeing the lead increased to 3-0 with Kelley Blanchflower and Faith Hewitt firing the ball into the back of the net in the 47th and 49th minutes respectfully. That the final score as Cambridge United reach another Invitation Cup Final.

  It will be a repeat of last season’s final pair too as Cambridge City Ladies also booked their final berth this Sunday, the side currently 2nd in ERWFL Premier Division hosting another side from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership, St Ives Town Ladies. A tighter scoreline this one with just a single goal enough to settle the semi-final. Charlotte Gillies getting the winning goal for Cambridge City. 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

Two games from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday. 4th placed Cambridge City Ladies Development close the gap to 3rd placed Newmarket Town Ladies to just a single point after they came back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 their 5th successive win in league and cup. At home on Sunday taking on 5th placed March Town United Ladies. Shannon Shaw with her 20th goal of the season putting March Town into the lead. 1-0 up at half-time Cambridge City came back to win the game and claim all 3 points. Eline Sorbye scoring both there goals in the 2-1 win her first this season. 

  Park Ladies are at last celebrating this season and will get tagged in a Round-Up for the 1st time in close to two season’s after they won their 1st ever match in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this weekend. Has been a tough period for the club after they raced to promotion in their 1st season. A difficult period to follow as results went against them early on their 1st season in the Premiership players then leaving the club threatened it’s very existence for a little while but the club came through these tough times again this season results have not been with them bottom of the table without a point that finally changed this Sunday.

  Park were at home to the side immediately above them, Cambridge University Women who themselves are having a tough season after being amongst the forerunners in the Premiership in recent seasons. Amy Newell leads the line for Park and she was on target for 5 goals on Sunday taking her onto 14 for the season as Park clinched their 1st 3 point haul with an 8-2 victory taking them to within a point of Cambridge University Women. Chantelle Abraham, Jenna Brown also scoring their 1st goals for Park with Sian Holcroft also to target. A victory that will do wonders for morale.

Cambridge Women’s Division One Cup

  Three more group matches from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup this Sunday. In Group C, Wisbech Town Ladies made it 3 wins from 3 to clinch top spot in the group and advance to the knock stage of the competition. Were at home to Orton Rangers Ladies. Josie Turner top scoring in the match getting 4 goals to her name for Wisbech Town. Top scorers Sophie Swinden also getting a hat-trick the the match with both Faye Kowalewsky and Chloe Riches getting a goal each in a 9-0 win.

  In Group D, Riverside Ladies had already clinched top spot winning all 3 of their matches. This Sunday Ketton Ladies were away in their final group game taking on Spalding United Ladies. A  brace each for Claire Lawrenson and Emma Ward plus a goal for top scorer Fran Kavanagh seeing Ketton finish 2nd with a 5-1 win.

 In Group A, Isleham United Ladies were away to Burwell Tigers this Sunday. A brace from Amy Ellis along with a goal apiece for Lily Turner and Shona Kelly securing a 4-1 win. Lauren Rouse on target for Burwell Tiger’s goal. The other group match between Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds and Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves was called off, so it remains all to play for in the group. 

Essex Women’s Division One

 Also a total wipe-out of the fixture list in Essex on Sunday with just one league match surviving across the two divisions. In Essex Women’s Division One 4th placed Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves close the gap up to the top 3 to just 2 points with a comfortable result at home to Rayleigh Town Ladies on Sunday. Georgia Holdaway on target for a hat-trick in the match top scoring for Brentwood, there was a brace each for Kirstie Jackson and Emma Mackie with Paida Dedza and Chloe Wilkinson both getting a goal each in a 9-2 win. Eleasha Reeves and captain Isabelle Wallings getting the goals for Rayleigh Town Ladies.

Alot of fixtures across all leagues yet to squeeze in as we approach the last weekend of March, fingers crossed for a dry April and May.

 

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 11/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th March

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

The Fulbourn Recreation Ground played host to the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup semi-finals this weekend. Newmarket Town Ladies were playing Cambridge University Women who had knocked out Premiership leaders Netherton United Ladies earlier in the competition. Newmarket Town started well taking an early lead in the match Abbi Griffin scoring in the 6th minute, further chances followed the lead doubled in the 26th minute Jordanne Sillitoe on target to make it 2-0, a 3rd goal quickly following Amanda Stacey heading home from a corner kick. A good first half for Newmarket another goal late in the half from Sillitoe putting them in complete control of the semi-final. Cambridge University pulled a goal back early in the 2nd half capitalising on a mistake at the back. 4-1 the score right up until the final minute of the match Chloe Slater making it 5-1 to see Newmarket into the League Cup Final.

The other League Cup semi-final was again an all Premiership tie with ICA Sports Ladies taking on St Ives Town Ladies who would have started as slight favourites 2nd in the league with just one defeat. ICA Sports Ladies however have picked up some good results themselves this season and have improved well as the season has gone on. A closer tie a single goal enough to win the game coming in the second half. Lorna Hart the goalscorer as ICA Sports Ladies beat St Ives Town 1-0 to reach the League Cup Final.

   The League Cup Final between ICA Sports Ladies & Newmarket Town Ladies scheduled to be played on Wednesday 2nd May with a 7:30pm kick-off and Ely City FC.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

3 games in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday with another double header taking place to ease fixture congestion. The local derby between March Town United Ladies and Park Ladies. 6 points up for grabs March Town took full advantage beating their local rivals twice 3-1 in both matches the 6 point haul enough to move them up a place in the table into 5th spot. Charley Miller, Adele Munday and Shannon Shaw getting the goals in one of March Town’s 3-1 victories. Shaw on target again in the other match grabbing herself a brace with Ella Nutter also getting her name on the scoresheet.

Cambridge City Ladies Development were involved in a double header with Park 3 weeks ago picking up all 6 points themselves this Sunday they were hosting the Premiership leaders, Netherton United Ladies. A brace from midfielder Rachel Pearce and with a goal each for Molly White and Yasmin Crow seeing Cambridge City earn the 3 points as they ran out 4-0 winners. A 3rd defeat of the season now for Netherton United Ladies after a great start to the season, encouraging for 2nd and 3rd placed St Ives Town Ladies and Newmarket Town Ladies who both have games in hand came both overhaul Netherton United if they win those matches.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

One outstanding quarter final left to play in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup an all Championship South tie with Isleham United Ladies hosting Cambridge Rangers on Sunday. And it’s the hosts that progress to the last 4 of the competition with a 4-1 victory. A brace for Vicky Beeton along with goals for Louise Harwood and Nicole Bailey setting up a semi-final against fellow Championship South side, Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

Two matches from the Group stage of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division Cup this Sunday both in Group C. Wisbech Town Ladies going top of the 4 team table with their 2nd win in the competition, at home playing Hungate Rovers Ladies, goals from Faye Kowalewsky and Annie Rooks seeing them win the match 2-1. A positive result in their final match against Orton Rangers Ladies with ensure Wisbech Town top the group and advance to the knockout stage of the competition.

  Orton Rangers Ladies themselves were hosting Wisbech St Mary Ladies on Sunday in Group C the visitors having just 10 players available were held to a goalless score at half-time before going on to take control of the game in the 2nd half Amy Magnus getting herself a hat-trick, with a goal each for Ellena Bennington and Abi Roach-Smith in a 5-0 win.