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The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 13/05/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 13th May

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

 All over in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership the final matches played this weekend. St Ives Town Ladies already crowned Champion’s finishing their season in midweek with a home win against runners-up Newmarket Town Ladies. 3-0 the final score a brace from Katie Stancombe along with a goal from Amy Seymour-Shove securing the result.

  Newmarket back in action on Sunday away to 3rd placed Netherton United Ladies the two sides playing for the last time this season. A winning end to the season for Newmarket Town Ladies, Laura Bailey netting twice along with a goal each for Abbi Griffin and Antonia Smith in a 4-1 win.

  A double header to end the season between March Town United Ladies at home to Cambridge City Ladies Development, 4th versus 5th could have swapped places if results had gone March’s way, instead it was Cambridge City who made 4th their own winning both games 2-0. Bella Simmons and Megan Tonks on target with a goal apiece in the 1st game. Tonks got both of the Cambridge City goals in the 2nd game. A 5th placed finish for March in their 1st season in the Premiership.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

 Almost over too in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North as Riverside Ladies move into top position level on points with Ketton Ladies with 2 left to play. The late entrants to the league dominating losing just the one league game won 7-1 at home to Wisbech Town Ladies in midweek to close the gap to 3 points on leaders Ketton. Wisbech Town finishing 3rd in the table playing for the final time this season. 

  A home match against 4th placed Wisbech St Mary Ladies on Sunday for Riverside. Jade Ramm scoring a hat-trick for the Peterborough based side. Samantha Woodham with a brace with Gabija Pavlova, Dionne Lawton and Lianna Bell all getting a goal in an 8-0 win. A double header at home to Hungate Rovers Ladies to come this Sunday and already with their noses in front on goal difference only a point is needed to ensure the league is won.

Spalding United Ladies were away to Pinchbeck United Ladies this Sunday in their penultimate game of the season. Scoring 4 goals without reply in the game collected all three points.

  An encouraging end to the season for Orton Rangers Ladies having struggled for much of the season end the season earning 8 points from their last 5 matches. A 2nd successive win in their final game of the season at home to Hungate Rovers Ladies. A single goal enough to win the 3 points end the season on a positive note.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

 Two big wins for Histon Ladies Reserves in their final two games of the season in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South saw them not only move into the lead at the top of the table but overhaul their title rivals Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds superior goal difference too. A midweek win at home to bottom side Burwell Tigers 11-0 moving them level on points with the leaders. Kirsty Lemmon-Sparks top scoring in the game with a hat-trick. Were at home on Sunday for the final time this season taking on Cambridge Rangers another huge win 13-0 saw Histon move 3 points clear at the top ahead on goal difference with Fulbourn in action for the final time on Tuesday against Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves.

  Before then Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves were in action on Sunday away to St Ives Town Development knowing a point or better would secure them 3rd position in the Championship South table. A close game between the sides, goals from Kate Silver Dominika Szary and Sarah O’Rourke seeing Newmarket win the game 3-2 to claim 3rd spot.

  Onto the final game of the season a win the requirement for Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds at home to Newmarket Town Reserves if they wanted to finish level with Histon at the top. Fulbourn winning the game 5-2 to finish level on points with Histon at the top of the table both losing just the one game each all season.

NB – Jumped the gun by declaring Histon Ladies Reserves league winners as according to league rules finishing level on points there must be a play-off game. Wasn’t aware of this the date for the game to be announced.

 

Match Report – St Ives Town Ladies v Newmarket Town Ladies

Wednesday 9th May

 A midweek clash between the top two in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Wednesday evening. A celebration in the finish with St Ives Town Ladies clinching the league title on Sunday hosting runners-up Newmarket Town Ladies.

St Ives Town Ladies winning the Premiership title in just their 3rd season together. Confirmed as league winners at the weekend after opponents Netherton United couldn’t field a side. 3 points awarded that meant they could no longer be caught at the top of the table with an 8 point lead at the top of the table with Newmarket Town Ladies also awarded a home win at weekend having 2 games left to play.

  Has been a strange season everywhere the awful weather seeing no end of games called off prolonging a season teams having to play double headers at the end to ensure the fixtures were caught up. Both St Ives Town Ladies and Newmarket Town Ladies overhauling the early pace setters, Netherton United Ladies.

  One more game left to play for St Ives Town Ladies at the ProEdge Westwood Road Stadium home to the St Ives Town FC. A strong league campaign losing just once all season in their opening fixture against Newmarket Town Ladies. Now they both meet at the opposite end of the season 1st & 2nd in the league. Nothing riding on this evenings match both sides should be able to relax and express themselves. 

  A dry and firm surface at the ProEdge Stadium, the pitch worn in places after a long season. Three stands over on the far side of the ground the clubhouse opposite with bar, function room and refreshments all available. A mild evening not as hot as it has been in recent days.

 St Ives Town Ladies starting XI – Kira Markwell, Penny Ford, Connie Liddiard, Anna Hicks, Mollie Flack, Harriet Ford, Hannah Seymour-Shove, Katie Stancombe, Amy Seymour-Shove (C), Tierney Coulson & Georgia Stancombe. Subs – Sophie Marjoram, Ellie Brown, Katherine Speed, Molly Berryman & Jess Guthrie.

 Newmarket Town Ladies starting XI – Eloise Hope, Yasmin Woodfield, Hannah Rogers, Chloe Slater, Beth Woodfield (C), Jess Linger, Antonia Smith, Abbi Griffin, Molly Agnew, Lauren Bailey & Jordanne Sillitoe. Subs – Dominika Szary, Sarah O’Rourke & Hollie Turner

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  Newmarket to get the first half underway, wearing yellow shirts and socks with blue shorts. St Ives playing in black and white vertical striped shirts, black shorts and socks. The ball worked forwards up to striker Jordanne Sillitoe moving out to the left she sends a diagonal ball forwards into the area Abbi Griffin making the central run in the clear closing down St Ives goalkeeper Kira Markwell she is first to the ball kicking it clear as Griffin turns looking to block the ball.

  St Ives press the attack captain Amy Seymour-Shove getting in behind on the left sends a squared cross along the face of goal, met on the far side a shot drilling in low, Eloise Hope in goal for Newmarket is right behind it down to gather the ball. Sillitoe operating as the lone attacker for Newmarket with support from Laura Bailey will move out to the flanks to receive the ball good hold up play as the diagonal ball from Antonia Smith is put into her turns off her marker and sends a cross in to the area the ball out of play at Markwell’s far post with Griffin trying to make up the ground.

  Hannah Seymour-Shove winning the ball in the middle for St Ives played forwards into Georgia Stancombe she releases Katie Stancombe on the left wing in behind a good run the cross fired in met by Tierney Coulson at the top of the six yard box near post her shot up over the crossbar. Connie Liddiard winning the ball back at left back bringing it on up the flank before sending it forwards for Coulson she plays it early Georgia Stancombe looking to get in behind central, Newmarket centre back Chloe Slater going with her clears the ball as it drops over her shoulder. 

  Jess Linger back to help the defence gets across Georgia Stancombe as Hannah Seymour-Shove turns play around in the middle, sees the ball back into her goalkeepers gloves. Newmarket captain Beth Woodfield does the same as Amy Seymour-Shove looks to press in behind moving inside from the left. Harriet Ford with time and space on the ball inside the Newmarket half decides to have a crack at goal from 30 yards out, Hope right behind it drops to gather the ball into her body. 

Newmarket’s Jess Linger with St Ives Town Ladies, Harriet Ford

  Play turned round quickly by both sides, Newmarket looking to get Griffin away on the right is tackled by Harriet Ford. St Ives get the ball up field rapidly the diagonal pass releasing Georgia Stancombe drifting out to the right her cross fired low into the area, a vital interception by Yasmin Woodfield on the penalty spot with Amy Seymour-Shove beyond her. Newmarket with a corner on the right an inswinging delivery to the middle of the goal a confident claim by Markwell. 

  Katie Stancombe in behind attacking with the ball on the right for St Ives her strike drilled in low towards the near post sees Hope well positioned to claim. An even start to the game both sides attacking. Beth Woodfield’s clearance long out to the left is picked up by Molly Agnew on the left side for Newmarket taking the ball into the box shoots the ball put in across the keeper Markwell making an excellent save getting down to her left to push the ball behind for the corner. A good ball into the area from the set-piece Sillitoe rising gets her head on the ball, can’t direct the ball on target out at the far post for a goal kick.

  Smith plays the ball forwards into Bailey top of the area to the left of goal good hold up play, Agnew provides the run into the area, a touch from the St Ives defence on it’s way through Agnew settles for the corner. Another inswinging delivery from the left Markwell has it covered as it curls out over her crossbar. Penny Ford with a good tackle to stop Agnew’s run inside from the left. Hannah Seymour-Shove busy in the middle for St Ives has options left and right aswell as through the middle as the St Ives attackers all look for find space in behind the Newmarket defence playing a higher line than their opponents. 

Newmarket’s Abbi Griffin with St Ives Town Ladies, Amy Seymour-Shove

  St Ives win the ball in the middle Hannah Seymour-Shove into Harriet Ford, the ball played out for Katie Stancombe in the right, Hannah Rogers winning the tackle for Newmarket. Coulson seeing the ball into her feet turns and looks to set Georgia Stancombe away in behind central, Slater reading the ball going with the attacker intercepts the ball. St Ives begin another attack win a free-kick inside the Newmarket half in a central position.

GOAL! From the free-kick St Ives open the scoring the ball played long towards goal Hope moving across her line to the right does take the high ball in cleanly not secure it drops into the six yard box in front of her St Ives having 3 players closing her down on the follow up a little bit of head tennis before the final touch is applied sending the ball across goal and over the line Amy-Seymour-Shove getting the telling header 1-0.

Newmarket look for an immediate response Sillitoe coming to receive the ball centrally lays it on for Bailey through the middle into the area up against Anna Hicks as she closes in on goal gets a shot away the ball over the crossbar. Smith regaining the ball for Newmarket as St Ives look to break through the middle plays it out to Sillitoe to her left a long way out tries her luck a looping ball sent in towards goal has Markwell concerned as it drops but safe landing on the roof of the net. 

Jordanne Sillitoe on the ball for Newmarket Town Ladies

   Sillitoe with good hold up play on the left puts Bailey through into the box for a run at goal once more, Hicks on her shoulder does enough to slow her down allowing Markwell the chance to come and gather. Mollie Flack clearing the ball played into the area from the right as Griffin and Linger combine in attack for Newmarket. Flack and Hicks both converge to stop Bailey as she tries to force her way into the area given the ball inside the D. 

 GOAL! A little under 10 minutes left in the 1st half and St Ives double their advantage. Katie Stancombe with a powerful run on the right side breaks in behind cutting inside and strikes the ball well evading Hope at the near post this time drilled across her and into the back of the net. 2-0.

Both goalkeepers alert to come and take the ball top of their areas as the ball is slid in behind. Bailey in the path of a poor kick out at the back tries to send the shot back in towards goal doesn’t get a clean connection no pace on the ball Markwell can bring it up into her gloves and kicking it long looks to set up another St Ives attack. St Ives press forwards, Amy Seymour-Shove clear on the left into Coulson on for Georgia Stancombe, Hope rushing out of her area doesn’t get a good kick on the ball it spins in behind Stancombe after it, Beth Woodfield recovers well for Newmarket sliding in to clear the ball away for the corner. 

Beth Woodfield clearing the ball for Newmarket Town Ladies

  The delivery in towards the near post headed behind for a 2nd corner this one taken short up the line the ball eventually worked inside across the top of the area Liddiard up from the back blazes her shot high out for the goal kick. Hannah Seymour-Shove winning the ball late in the first half slides the pass through the middle for Georgia Stancombe Hope coming to close her down edge of her area, Stancombe attempts to lob her but under pressure screws the ball wide.

Half-time St Ives Town Ladies 2-0 Newmarket Town Ladies

  2-0 advantage for St Ives at the break, playing well keeping a solid line at the back, Harriet Ford and Hannah Seymour-Shove busy in midfield breaking up play, attacking options going forwards with good runs from Amy Seymour-Shove and Katie Stancombe on the wings, Coulson and Georgia Stancombe through the middle. Sitting deeper aren’t giving Newmarket any room in behind, have gotten into some god position’s nevertheless but you feel they will need the next goal if they are to get back into the game.

St Ives Town Ladies, Hannah Seymour-Shove

Change’s at half-time for Newmarket, Rogers off Bailey now at left back with Sarah O’Rourke with Hollie Turner up top now Sillitoe also off. Dominika Szary replacing Hope in goal. St Ives to get the 2nd half underway. A quiet start to the 2nd period the ball put out wide, Yasmin Woodfield getting to it before Amy Seymour-Shove. Beth Woodfield clearing a high ball put into the area from St Ives after a throw in on the right.

GOAL! A blow for the visitors at the start of the 2nd half as St Ives extend their lead. A superb individual goal from Katie Stancombe too. Picking up the ball on half way right side she plays it forwards Georgia Stancombe not quite back on side from a previous attack central doesn’t make a move towards the ball Katie Stancombe runs on to pick up the ball driving forwards with it free of challenge taking the ball into the box and shoots cutting the ball across the keeper to cross the line at inside the far post 3-0.

A brace for St Ives Town Ladies, Katie Stancombe

Bailey tackling wins the ball back for Coulson as the St Ives attacker looks to get in behind moving to the right with the ball. Agnew coming forwards for Newmarket on the left plays the diagonal ball in low for O’Rourke to chase, Flack getting hold of it for St Ives. Griffin latching onto a poor ball at the back from St Ives attacks on the right, Liddiard putting in the tackle to win the ball back. 

  Amy Seymour-Shove left side in attack plays the pass into the area for Georgia Stancombe left of goal Slater going with the attacker no shot on the ball played back to the top of the area Coulson coming onto the ball sends her effort over the bar. Hicks and Flack aren’t giving much away through the centre of defence for St Ives a solid base from which to begin an attack Harriet Ford on for Hannah Seymour-Shove, Georgia Stancombe wanting it plays into the right channel, Slater going with her puts in the challenge to regain the ball. 

  Newmarket’s Hollie Turner allowed time and space on the ball 30 yards out takes a shot at goal, Markwell getting set isn’t troubled. A change for St Ives Penny Ford coming off, Molly Berryman coming on. A free-kick top of the circle for Newmarket inside the St Ives half a chance for Linger to play the ball into the area, Flighted in towards the near post runners attacking the ball, Markwell behind it is able to take cleanly on the bounce. 

  St Ives come forwards on the left the ball put inside for Coulson 25 yards out left of the D drills a shot in towards goal the ball running wide across the face of goal. A throw taken quickly by Harriet Ford on the right for St Ives, Georgia Stancombe taking it to the byline whips a cross in along the face of goal, Szary composed isn’t put off by Coulson closing her down at she claims the ball. Coulson helping the ball on through the middle puts Georgia Stancombe in behind right of the area shooting her strike running narrowly wide at the far post.

St Ives Town, Tierney Coulson holding Newmarket defender Chloe Slater off the ball

  St Ives tails are up, Newmarket look a little flat the 3rd goal a blow. Sillitoe back on as Agnew brings the ball on down the right, squared centrally into Sillitoe 20 yards out her shot charged down the ball coming to Turner 20 she strikes the ball back in races wide of the post. Liddiard rises to head the ball inside the box to clear for St Ives as Linger plays a free-kick into the box. Sillitoe forcing her way forwards pushes the ball on for Turner through the middle, Flack tackling for St Ives. 

  The game stretched a little, Newmarket committing players forwards St Ives counter attack Hannah Seymour-Shove releases Georgia Stancombe clear into the Newmarket are right of goal slight hesitation before striking a shot wide across the face of goal. Beth Woodfield with a good tackle to deny Georgia Stancombe a shot as the striker looks to latch onto the ball played on through the middle. Into the final 10 minutes of the game St Ives are determined not to concede 3 defenders all close Agnew down as she attempts to drive on into the area with the ball on the left. 

Katie Stancombe with Newmarket’s Molly Agnew

Sillitoe after the ball on the right side sends her cross long into the box Agnew in behind this time retrieves at the far post sends the ball looping back in across the face of goal O’Rourke coming in the ball  can’t quite reach it. 5 minute left a triple change for St Ives, Jess Guthrie, Ellie Brown and Katherine Speed all coming on for Georgia and Katie Stancombe and Liddiard. Sillitoe sees her strike from the top of the area charged down a 4th change for St Ives a keeper change Markwell off Sophie Marjoram joining the action. 

  A save for Marjoram in the closing moments of the game a shot coming into her from distance heading top corner the keeper getting across to parry the ball behind the corner coming to nothing as the final whistle blows and St Ives celebrate as they end their season with a win.

Full time St Ives Town Ladies 3-0 Newmarket Town Ladies

  Three goals without reply to end the season for St Ives putting on a good show for the fans at the ProEdge Stadium. A solid performance, confident and determined not to concede. Players ready to attack all across the front line, moved the ball well. Newmarket’s season almost over a bit flat at the end has been a long campaign a busy spell recently too the players looked tired physically and mentally but should be proud of what they have achieved this season a memorable run in the FA Women’s Cup. Two young squads here gaining plenty of experience both will only improve going forwards. 

Women’s Football East – Player of the Match

  This evening’s Women’s Football East – Player of the Match award goes to St Ives Town Ladies Hannah Seymour-Shove a strong performance in midfield lively closing down the ball and with her attackers always ready to go in front of her she had the vision and range of passes to pick them out.

St Ives Town Ladies, Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership Champions

Congratulation to St Ives Town Ladies on winning the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership title. Good to finely get to see them at last this season. Thanks to both clubs for their help this evening.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 06/05/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 6th May

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

No games played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday but that was good news for St Ives Town Ladies as they become the league champions awarded the 3 points to move 8 points clear at the top of the table meaning they cannot be caught by 2nd placed Newmarket Town Ladies who have two left to play. St Ives Town Ladies play their final match of the season this Wednesday 9th May at St Ives Town FC’s ProEdge Stadium a 6:45pm kick-off against Newmarket Town Ladies who also were awarded a home win at the weekend have secured runners-up spot.

 Congratulations to St Ives Town Ladies on becoming Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership Champions.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North a hone win awarded to Wisbech Town Ladies see’s them close the gap to league leaders Ketton Ladies to just 3 points with one more game left to play. Are level on goal difference too with Ketton who have played out their fixtures. 

The other side involved in the title race are 3rd placed Riverside Ladies recovering from defeat against Ketton their 1st in the league they bounced back with an away win against 4th placed Wisbech St Mary Ladies this Sunday. Samantha Woodham netting a hat-trick. Jess Hill and Lianna Bell also on target with a goal each in a 5-1 win. Have 4 games left to play 6 points to close on Ketton Ladies. A big game coming up tonight as they meet Wisbech Town Ladies at home a 6:30 kick-off for this one.

A historic result for Orton Rangers Ladies as they win for the 1st time this season in the Championship North and it was a big win too at home to the side immediately above them Pinchbeck United Ladies. 10-2 the final score the result taking Orton Rangers off the foot of the table.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves pick up 6 points in 3 days to climb above St Ives Town Development into 3rd spot in Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South. Starting on Sunday were away to bottom side Burwell Tigers Ladies. A Hat-trick from Dominika Szary, Laura Bailey netting a brace and a goal for Abbi Griffin seeing Newmarket Town to a 6-0 win. 

  Played again on Tuesday evening at home against Isleham United Ladies playing their final league game of the season another high scoring game between the sides. Sarah O’Rourke scoring a hat-trick for Newmarket Town along with a brace for Hollie Turner saw the hosts to a 5-3 victory the result securing 3rd place for Newmarket Town. One more game for Isleham United Ladies to come a big one to a Cup Final on Weds 16th May at Newmarket Town FC playing ICA Sports Ladies in the Junior Invitation Cup.

  The battle for the title in the Championship South will go all the way leaders Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds seeing there lead at the top cut to just 3 points as 2nd placed Histon Ladies Reserves having beaten them last week in the Division One Cup Final secured a 2-0 away win to St Ives Town Ladies Development on Sunday. Philippa Hayden-Evans and Lauren Threadgold both on target in 2-0 win. Could all come down to goal difference and right now Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds hold the advantage with their final game at home to Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves scheduled for Tuesday 15th May.

 

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 29/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 29th April

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

St Ives Town Ladies are one win away from becoming Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership Champions. A 5 point lead at the top of the table with 2 games remaining now. Played the 1st of a double with Netherton United Ladies former Premiership leaders this Sunday, now 3rd in the league it was a close game the sides drawing 0-0 at the break. The winning goal coming in the 2nd half Georgia Stancombe with her 26th goal of the season seeing St Ives Town Ladies win the game 1-0. Up against Netherton United again this coming Sunday a win ensuring the title anything less and they open the door to 2nd placed Newmarket Town Ladies the top 2 scheduled to meet on Wednesday 9th May.

  Elsewhere in the Premiership Cambridge University Ladies were hosting a double header up against March Town United Ladies. Both games seeing plenty pf goals scored, Amanda Wainwright scoring a hat-trick in both matches for Cambridge University yet they didn’t take anything home from either game. Shannon Shaw scoring a hat-trick too for March Town United, with Emma Frost netting a double and a goal for Naomi McGuire in a 6-3 victory. Shaw again on target in the 2nd game with a brace taking her onto 25 goals for the season with Ella Nutter and Rachel Dean also scoring in a 4-3 win. 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

A win for Ketton Ladies in their final league game of the season this Sunday. A reverse of last weeks home loss to Riverside Ladies 2-1 in the visitors favour then it was Ketton who were celebrating the 2-1 this time around and see Riverside beaten in the league for the first time since joining the division. The Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North leaders finishing on 33 points are 9 clear of 2nd placed Wisbech Town Ladies who have 3 left to play. Riverside Are back in 4th can reach 39 points if they claim maximum points from their remaining games. Have to play Wisbech Town Ladies in their run in.

  Wisbech Town Ladies themselves move up into 2nd above local rivals Wisbech St Mary Ladies as they recorded a big win away from home on Sunday the defeat ending Wisbech St Mary’s own title hopes. Sophie Gutteridge moving past 40 goals for the season as she netted another hat-trick. Chelsea King and Josie Turner also claiming a goal each an own goal completing a 6-0 win.

  In the other match played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South on Sunday Spalding United Ladies drew 2-2 at home to Orton Rangers Ladies a 2nd successive draw for Orton Rangers at the foot of the table.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

One game played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South on Sunday 4th placed Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves at home to Cambridge Rangers in 5th. Joeli Kirby scoring a hat-trick for Newmarket. There were goals to for Lauren Deller, Hollie Turner, Dominika Szary, Sarah O’Rourke and Megan Kane in an 8-1 win moving Newmarket to within 4 points of 3rd placed St Ives Town Ladies Development with 2 games in hand.

Two finals coming up this week. First up the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup Final between ICA Sports Ladies & Newmarket Town Ladies tonight Weds 2nd May 7:30pm KO at Ely City FC then back to Ely City FC tomorrow Thursday 3rd May for the Division One Cup Final between Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds & Histon Ladies Reserves.

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.

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 – 01/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 1st April

Once again it’s another shortened edition of The Round-Up with just the 12 games to report upon this weekend. Easter weekend was a much reduced fixture schedule anyway but with sides still needing to get a fair amount of games in another bout of wet weather wasn’t welcome as April begins. Half the fixtures suffering the next few weeks are going to be busy indeed.

  Some bad news to bring you all at the start of this week’s Round-Up with the sad news that another 2 sides have withdrawn from their respective leagues, an unprecedented number this season already. Another side withdrawing from the ERWFL, Premier Division side Writtle Ladies. The news has been out there for a bit but only recently confirmed, the Essex side reaching the County Cup Final 3 season’s ago had enjoyed a rapid rise through the leagues in their short history, many of their players representing the county too. No doubt a very talented squad of players but had struggled to field a side in recent weeks. The news a bit of a shock because the side you felt had further to go but it has come to an end, will no doubt see their players feature for various sides come the new season and all will be an asset where ever they go wish everyone involved with the club all the best for the future. 

  Also withdrawing from their league are Essex Division One side, Waltham Forest Ladies. Again another side that has struggled for numbers all season getting behind with there fixtures and made every effort to try and find new faces for their squad. Hopefully they will feature again in the Essex county leagues soon and again wish everyone involved with the club all the best for the future. 

  There is some good news on the horizon I am aware of at least 3 new sides that are looking to start up next season and hopefully more new sides will be appearing too.

FAWPL Southern Division

On to the football, there was one match played in the FAWPL Southern Division on Sunday with Portsmouth FC Ladies hosting Swindon Town Ladies at Bognor Regis Town FC. The fifth placed side beating the side bottom of the Southern Division 5-0 to move to within a point of 4th placed Lewes FC Women. Shannon Albuery putting Portsmouth into the lead 22 minutes into the 1st half added a 2nd goal 5 minutes later with Samantha Quayle also on target with a goal 6 minutes before the break to see Portsmouth into a comfortable 3-0 half-time lead. Swindon Town remain without a point in the league with 3 matches left to play battled hard in the 2nd half to keep the scoreline down Portsmouth getting 2 more goal in the closing minutes Albuery completing her hat-trick. Katie James making it 5-0 in stoppage time.

FAWPL South East Division One

One match also in FAWPL South East Division One. Ipswich Town Ladies hosting Enfield Town Ladies the away side having several 1st team players unavailable with the match being arranged at short notice travelled with a good portion of their Reserve side. Ipswich Town taking the lead in the 19th minute, Sophie Welton quickest to the rebound after Natasha Thomas’ shot was saved to turn the ball into the back of the net. Their lead didn’t last long however and Enfield Town got themselves back on level terms a few minutes later Katherine Long with the goal. Long was on target again with 6 minutes of the 1st half left to put Enfield Town into a 2-1 lead. Ipswich’s turn to hit back with a quick reply were awarded a penalty up the other end, captain Amanda Crump tucking the ball away for 2-2.

Ipswich Town Ladies captain, Amanda Crump

  All square at half-time Ipswich Town were back in front 5 minutes into the 2nd half defender Lindsey Cooper heading the ball home from a Crump corner. This time there was no quick reply Ipswich Town having the opportunity to go further ahead with 20 minutes left awarded a 2nd spot kick. Crump again delivering to make it 4-2. Gemma Moore scoring in the final minute for Ipswich Town to see them win the match 5-2 the 3 points lifting them back up to 2nd place in the South East Division One table.

ERWFL Premier Division

One match in the ERWFL Premier Division this weekend the table adjusted once more following Writtle’s withdrawal. League leaders Billericay Town Ladies travelling to bottom side Colney Heath Ladies on Sunday. The home side haven’t had the best of luck with injuries this season and were missing a few again but put on a valiant display nevertheless, Nicola Hollicks scoring the only goal of the 1st half to see Colney Heath leading 1-0. Summer Muir doubling the home sides lead early in the 2nd half. Billericay Town pulling it back to 2-1, managed to salvage a point with just 2 minutes left on the clock scoring to make it 2-2. Hayley Piggott and captain Lindsey Morgan with their goals. The point see’s Billericay Town leading the way by 8 points from 2nd placed Cambridge City Ladies with 2 matches to play. Cambridge City have 4 left maximum points will leave them on 35 points. 4th placed Acle United Ladies have 6 left to play however and should they and Billericay Town both claim maximum points in the run in they will both finish on 37 points going all the way once again.

ERWFL Division One North 

In the ERWFL Division One North their was the one game played at the weekend, Histon Ladies at home to Silver End United Ladies the away side playing their last league fixture of the season a tough campaign a bottom place finish settled a while back. Lack of numbers earlier on in the season and injuries contributing. A goal in the opening fifteen minutes by Abigail Davies putting Histon into a 1-0 half-time lead. A strong finish in the 2nd half seeing Histon go on to secure all 3 points, Sophie Lanham scoring from the penalty spot with fifteen minutes left. A goal each for Hannah Gordon and Katie Webb in the final 10 minutes seeing Histon Ladies win the game 4-0 and move up into 3rd position in the table with a game in hand on 4th placed Cambridge United WFC Reserves. Silver End United Ladies season isn’t done quite yet have a Cup Final to play this coming Sunday are taking on Hutton Ladies for the Essex Women’s Trophy at Saffron Walden FC a 3pm kick-off.

ERWFL Division One South

One match in ERWFL Division One South too this Sunday with runners-up spot clinching promotion for whoever can claim it. Far from settled yet though Harlow Town Ladies are in possession at the moment 3 points clear of 3rd placed Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies who saw their match away to leaders Stevenage Ladies Reserves called off due to the weather. Harlow Town Ladies were at home taking on Hutton Ladies in 4th spot. The point’s were shared with the sides finishing at 2-2. Chloe Bassett and Lily Bruno scoring for Harlow Town. Kaitlin Sugg and Amy Crumpler on target for Hutton. 

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Two matches in Norfolk Women’s Division One. Unbeaten Thorpe United Ladies move into 2nd spot in the table after claiming all 3 points away from home against Stalham Town Ladies this Sunday. Shanice Sutton moving past 30 goals for the season as she rattled home another hat-trick for Thorpe United. Lisa Ferdani also scoring in their 5-2 win.

   5-2 was also the winning score for Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves at home to Fakenham Town Ladies on Sunday. The sides were level at the break drawing 2-2, before Wymondham Town ran out 5-2 winners in the 2nd half, Gemma Hamilton-Rout with a penalty amongst Wymondham Town’s goalscorers. Rochelle Woods and Natalie Wright with the 1st half goals for Fakenham Town.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

10 win out of 10 for FC Sprowston Ladies at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division Two as they recorded another comfortable win on the road away to Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies in the only game in the league on Sunday. Katie Fray scoring a hat-trick in the match. There were goal too for Melissa Belsey, Charlie Head and Rebecca Kirby in a 6-0 victory.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

A six point haul in a double header in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership saw new leaders in the table as St Ives Town Ladies moved above Netherton United Ladies on goal difference. This Sunday they were away to fellow title hopefuls, 3rd placed Newmarket Town Ladies in the only game in the Cambridgeshire leagues. Always a competitive tussle between the sides the pair were drawing goalless at the break. The win secured in the 2nd half Hannah Seymour-Shove and Katie Stancombe scoring for St Ives Town to see the away side win 2-0 and move into a 3 point lead at the top of the table. A 7 point gap between them and Newmarket Town now both have 3 to play.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

The weather played havoc with the fixture list in Essex once again with just 3 games surviving all featuring Chelmsford City Ladies, and it was bed news in all 3 as the point went the way of their opponents. In the Essex Women’s Premier Division, Chelmsford City Ladies 1st team were at home to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Goals from captain Gaby Freedman and Georgia James for Chelmsford in the 1st half they found themselves trailing 2-3 thanks to a Jo Smeaton hat-trick for Beacon Hill Rovers. Smeaton adding a 4th goal in the 2nd half to secure the 3 points now has 21 goals for 12 appearances for Beacon Hill Rovers this season.

Essex Women’s Division One

A double header in Essex Division One, featuring Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves taking on high flyers Leigh Ramblers Ladies 4th in the table going into the match 3 points behind leaders Southend United Ladies. All very tight at the top. Leigh Ramblers are scoring plenty of goals only 2nd to Hullbridge Sports Ladies in the goal scoring charts before Sunday, their young squad up against the side bottom of the league this weekend scored another 15 goals in the 2 matches to claim all 6 points and take a 3 point lead at the top of the Division One table. A brace each for Abbi Brown and Amber Denton in the 1st match along with a goal each for Chloe Gilligan, Sasha Vail and Paige White seeing Leigh Ramblers win the match 7-0. Denton getting 5 more goals to her name in the 2nd game Leigh Ramblers winning 8-0. Their other goals scored by Rebecca Dalgarno, Molly Giles and Jordan Castle.

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.