A new feature to the Women’s Football East website, a weekly round-up of the results across the region to bring you in one bulletin all the action from the 17 leagues represented. The Tuesday Round-Up will I hope become a regular feature upon the website as I look to improve coverage.
Why Tuesday? The main reason is simply that it is the day which is easiest for me to round-up everything, a few stray results and other bits of info I’m wanting to track down. Gives me a chance to update results and league tables before hand too.
The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition One
This Sunday saw all of the leagues across the east in action as Essex and Beds & Herts got their county leagues under-way. 68 matches originally listed at the start of the weekend for this Sunday a few fell by the wayside as some last minute postponements occurred, still lots of action to bring you so let’s crack on.
FAWPL Southern Division
Brighton & Hove Albion WFC remain top of the league unbeaten after 5 matches racking up a 4-0 victory over 3rd from bottom Plymouth Argyle Ladies with a hat-trick from Charlotte Gurr after Deanna Cooper had opened the scoring early on. Having moved into 2nd in the table in midweek Cardiff City Ladies were on the road this Sunday as they travelled to bottom side Queens Park Rangers Ladies the welsh side winning 2-0 with 2nd half strikes from Michelle Green and Kelly Aldridge. Five straight defeats in the league for Queens Park Rangers.
Portsmouth Ladies keep pace in 3rd maintaining a 100% unbeaten record with a 4th straight league win away to Lewes Ladies goals even side of the break from Leeta Rutherford and Charley Wilson to secure a 2-0 win. Charlton Athletic Women are the other unbeaten side in the division picking form after a sluggish start winning 4-1 at home to newly promoted side C&K Basildon Ladies. The visitors had taken the lead before Gemma Shepherd pulled the scored level at half-time after Hannah Porter had given C&K Basildon the lead. Nikita Whinnett scored early in the 2nd half before Shepherd went on to complete her hat-trick. In the other match in the division Tottenham Hotspur Ladies beat the other newly promoted side Forest Green Rovers Ladies 2-1 with 1st half goals from Wendy Martin and Sophie McLean, Paige Stewart scored in the 2nd half but it wasn’t enough as Tottenham secured the 3 points that lifts them into 4th in the table.
FAWPL South East Division One
Crystal Palace Ladies have started their 2nd season in the FAWPL South East Division One very strongly making it 5 wins out of 5 with an emphatic win away to Bedford Ladies scoring 7 without reply, Rochelle Shakes getting a brace with Leanne Bell, Alma Donohoe, Freya Holdaway, Nicha Pyelt and substitute Gemma Bryan all getting their name on the scoresheet. The result sees Bedford drop to the foot of the table. Hot on Crystal Palace Ladies heels are Luton Town Ladies continuing their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 win at home to Lowestoft Ladies new to the league this season, Michelle Byrne and Rachel Carter the scorers.
Cambridge United WFC climb off the bottom of the table after picking up their 3rd successive draw in the league 0-0 at home to Denham United Ladies. Ipswich Town Ladies lost 0-3 at home to Milton Keynes Dons Ladies who remain in 3rd place in the table. Enfield Town Ladies were at home to another promoted side Old Actonians Ladies the points were shared the final score 1-1. Gillingham FC Ladies stay in 4th spot winning 4-1 at home to Norwich City Ladies, took the lead through a Jade Keogh free kick before Norwich replied with a superb strike from distance from Natasha Snelling. Gillingham restored the lead going into half time with through Kallie Balfour. Balfour went on to score 2 more in the 2nd half to complete her hat-trick.
Eastern Regional Leagues
Billericay Town Ladies are top of the Premier Division on 7 points after their opening 3 matches unbeaten scored 7 away to Haringey Borough Women who were playing their 1st league match of the season. The Billericay goal scorers Marie Baker x2, Sarah Bovington, Vicky Kinsman, Paris Smith, Katie Whitehead and Lucy Wyatt. Anele Komani with a goal for Haringay the final score 1-7. New to the league this season are AFC Sudbury Ladies are in 2nd spot after winning their opening 2 matches this Sundays away to another AFC, Dunstable Ladies starting their league season, Sudbury won 2-1 with Sophie Jeffrey netting both goals.
Colchester Town Ladies also secured a 2-1 victory away from home as they beat Gt Shelford Ladies, Georgia Box with both goals in the opening, then last 10 minutes. Katie Saunders scoring Gt Shelford’s goal have started with 2 narrow defeats. Colchester drop to 4th in the table as Stevenage Ladies move above them winning 2-0 at home to Acle United Ladies with Donna McGuigan scoring a 2nd half brace. The last fixture in the Premier Division saw Leverstock Green Ladies secure the 3 points as they beat Brentwood Town Ladies 3-2.
In the ERWFL Division One East it’s still very early days all the sides have no gotten their league campaign under way, Writtle Ladies are the early leader with 2 wins out of 2 new to the league having won the Essex Women’s Premier Division last season faced another promoted side and fellow league champion Long Melford Ladies who secured the Suffolk title, at Long Melford, Writte won by 3 goals to nil, Abigail Fry, Amy Simmonds and Georgina Tricker with the goals.
Elsewhere Silver End Ladies who finished 2nd to Writtle in the Essex Premier Division last season kicked off life in the regional set up with a 3-2 win away to fellow Essex side West Billericay Ladies, Lynsey Bowman scoring a hat-trick, Katy Judd and Emma Mackie with the West Billericay goals. Bury Town Ladies were getting their league campaign started to away to Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies both sides getting a point on the board the match ending 2-2.
Over to the ERWFL Division One West, Hutton Ladies lead the way with a win and a draw in their opening 2 league fixtures the win coming this Sunday against Colney Heath Ladies. Katie Lowan and Ebony Moore with the goals in a 2-1 home win. Royston Town Ladies got their league season started moving into 2nd early on after beating Sawbridgeworth Town WFC 1-0 at home Amy Cooper securing the win. 3-3 was the final score as Offley & Stopsley Ladies and Stevenage Ladies Reserves shared the points the home side scoring through Emma Collins, Katrina Hamplova and Charlene Moreton. Stevenage’s goals scored by Chloe Rouse, and Kelly Hannington before Alexandria Moir scored the 3rd in injury time.
Two matches into the new county season in Norfolk Division One for early leaders Thorpe United Ladies have 2 wins out of 2, won 4-2 at home to Long Statton Ladies this Sunday with goals from Kimberly Broom & Hayley Kindred along with a pair from Terry Lugo. Charlie Head with both of Long Stratton’s goals. Was a rematch of the opening day fixture between Aylsham FC Ladies and Bungay Town Ladies that match at Bungay had seen a thrilling 3-4 win for Aylsham having been 3-1 down. This game was once more full of goals Bungay Town scored 3 again it still wasn’t enough as Aylsham FC Ladies ran out 5-3 winners Emma Gillespie and Keira Squires with a goal apiece with Abbie Charlton netting a hat-trick. Bungay’s scorers were Eva Evan’s Nicola Hazell and Taylor Whiting.
Wymondham Town Ladies in FA Women’s Cup action last Sunday got their league campaign up and running with a 3-0 win at home to Fakenham Town Ladies, Kayleigh Holloway, Emily Anderson and new signing Laura Wiseman all scoring. My match of the weekend was at Mulberry Park as I went along to watch Mulbarton Belles and Lynn Ladies both begin their league season wasn’t the close game I might have expected as Lynn Ladies ran out comfortable winners scoring 8 without reply, click on the link below to take you to the match report on the Supporting Women’s Football blog.
In Norfolk Division Two both Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies and North Walsham Angels Ladies made it 2 wins out of 2 at the start of the season. Kirkley & Pakefield leading the way after a 4-0 win at home to Bohemians Ladies scoring twice in both halves with Jody Wells netting twice, Gemma Farman and Nikki Wigg with a goal each. 4-2 was the score for North Walsham as they took on opening day leaders Red Rose Ladies Luci Middleton with a 1st half hat-trick with Amy Hemp adding the 4th goal before half time. Vicki Lubbock and Rhiannon Dack with the Red Rose goals.
Heavy defeats for both Sprowston Ladies and Stalham Town Ladies on the opening day were forgotten as they both won this Sunday, Stalham Town Ladies putting 6 past Bungay Town Ladies Reserves away from home. Sprowston Ladies were also away to bottom side Morley Ladies, Shanice Sutton and Millie Cursons with two the goal scorers.
In Norfolk Division Three we have an early season casualty with Firside Athletic dropping out of the league. Sprowston Ladies Reserves might have wished they’d gone missing as they were beaten heavily by Gorleston FC Ladies the newly formed side scoring 13 goals to propell them into top spot. Another heavy defeat for another newly formed side this Sunday too as Red Rose United hosted Harleston Ladies both playing their 1st match of the season Harleston winning 9-0. Toftwood Ladies and Freethorpe Ladies played out a 2-2 draw.
The Suffolk Women’s Division contains just 7 sides, Bratham Athletic Ladies were top after a 5-2 win over Bacton United Ladies last weekend. This weekend saw East Bertholt United start with a 5-0 win over newly formed Leiston St Margarets Ladies which saw them take top spot, Jessica Quinsee x2, Amber Brogan, Lucy Fowler and Georgina Longden with the goals. Copleston Ladies were also starting their season a win to 3-1 against Bacton United Ladies, Megan Stock with 1 and Jade Horne with a brace to take the 3 points.
In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership, Cambridge City Ladies are the early leaders on 4 points after 2 played following an opening day draw won 5-0 away to Newmarket Town Ladies the goal scorers Saskia Capetti, Grace Stanley, Bronte Rapley and 2 from Miriam Amrani. Cambridge United Reserves are also on 4 points in 2nd drew 1-1 away to Bar Hill Women, Sarah Mosley with their goal, Sam Reid scoring for Bar Hill. Elsewhere it was points shared as both ICA Sports Ladies v Deeping Diamonds Ladies and Netherton United Ladies v HuntingdonTown Ladies ended goalless.
It was the opening round of matches in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North two fixtures played a crushing victory for Stamford Ladies as they put 14 goals into the back of the net at newly formed Tydd St Marys Ladies. In the other match March United Ladies lost 1-3 at home to Wisbech St Marys Ladies, Eilish Brown, Jade Kelly and Carlie Knight with the goals. Jade Pointer with March’s goal.
Likewise the opening day in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South and victories for 2 newly formed sides to boot. St Ives Town Ladies winning 4-0 at home against Isleham United Ladies goals from Connie Liddiard, Sasha Smith x2 & Georgia Stancombe. Park Ladies are a new name in the league too won 3-1 at home to Little Paxton Ladies, Casey Ward scoring twice, Ebony Bliss also scoring.
The opening day of the women’s football season in Essex a host of new faces in the county has seen a shake up in the league with 3 sides promoted to the Premier Division from Division One. One of those sides Runwell Hospital Ladies lead the way after a 4-1 win at home to fellow promoted side Eastern Avenue. The other promoted side Hullbridge Sports Ladies lost at home to Chelmsford City Ladies. Elsewhere their were score draws on the opening day for Beacon Hill Rovers & Collier Row Tigers the match finishing 3-3. Walden Ladies drew 2-2 with Hutton Ladies Reserves.
In Division One there are 6 new sides one of which are the opening day leaders as Harlow Town Ladies beat Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves 8-2 away from home. Wickford Town Ladies are in 2nd spot after a 2-1 away win at Leigh Athletic Ladies. Was an 11 goal thriller at Southend Town Ladies the home side coming out the losers despite scoring 5 as newly formed Alresford Colne Rangers found the back of the net 6 times.
Beds & Herts
The Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire county league season got under-way across their 3 divisions this Sunday plenty of new names in these leagues too. 4 sides promoted to Division One. One of those Letchworth Garden City Eagles came unstuck as they travelled to Harvesters FC Ladies lost 10-0, Harvesters, Shivani Bedi & Ellie Lovelock both netting hat-tricks with Katherine Hatton scoring twice and Megan Samuela also getting a goal. Better luck for the ther promoted sides with Laveena Betts, Dee Gilbert, Kerry Oldham & Hannah Smith amongst the goal as Hertford Town Ladies beat Sandy Ladies 5-0.
Bishops Stortford Ladies also new to Division One were away, scored twice through Ellie Georgiou and Scarlett Archer to beat Toddington Rovers Ladies also promoted this season 0-2. Garston Ladies met Sherrardswood Ladies on the opening day running out 3-2 winners.
In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two it was a great opening day for Hitchin Town Ladies as they started at home with a 5-1 win over newly promoted Garston Ladies FC 96 with braces from both Emma Chaffey and Louise Gash, Nadia Child also on the scoresheet. Also promoted to the league are Houghton Athletic Ladies came out on top winning 4-3 at home to relegated Watton Ladies, Ciara Craig netting a hat-trick Shakeela Hussain with the other goal. Emma Cater, Mandy Mercer and Beth Willing scoring for Watton. Sharnbrook WFC were also relegated last season started with a home draw 3-3 against Evergreen Eagles, Emily Clark and Emma Butler x2 for Sharnbrook. Claire Hendry, Emily Jokiel & Yasemin Zerzavatci scoring for Evergreen Eagles. As of publishing this post the Woburn Lioness v AFC Kempston Rovers Ladies result was still pending.
Onto Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, 5 new faces in this league, 4 of which were playing on the opening day with mixed fortunes. Hitchin Belles scored 6 at home to Bedmond Ladies 2 each from Emily Field and Shannon Page a goal each for Charlotte Peters and Charis Wakefield. Matching Hitchin Belles with 6 on the opening day were Evergreen Eagles beating new side Shefford Town & Campton Ladies, Natalie Maher amongst the goals with a hat-trick.
Icknield Ladies are another new face to start with a win travelling to Panshanger Ladies winning 2-3, Mandy Cain-Murnane and a Jodie Molloy pair with the goals. Ellie Burke and Sarah Mair netting for Panshanger. Crawley Green Ladies saw off another new side beating Bedwell Rangers FC 2-0, Nina Service and Emma Twardochleb with the goals in the 2nd half.
That wraps up the 1st Tuesday Round-Up plenty there to take in, mentioned as many goal scorers as I could, bound to have spelt someone’s name wrong. All updated league tables and results can be found across the site if it’s not updated yet it soon will be. The season’s under-way and there’s plenty to look forwards to.