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The Round-Up – ERWFL 23/04/17

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 23rd April

ERWFL Premier Division

The ERWFL season is very nearly at an end just a handful of league fixtures to be played before the League Plate and Cup finals on the 14th May. A huge game in the ERWFL Premier Division however a final game title deciding showdown between the top 2, Acle United Ladies and Haringey Borough Women. Just a point between the sides a winner takes all match.

Haringey have reached the league Cup final where they will play Division One Champions, Cambridge City Ladies. Have had an excellent season in the top 2 the whole campaign. Acle United Ladies having gotten behind on their league fixtures were way back in 8th spot just 6 weeks ago but a remarkable run of 8 straight wins took them to the top of the table for the 1st time in midweek one more and the title was theirs.

Got off to a great start, Broghan Scully playing Megan Todd through on goal to score after a strong start. Haringey got back on level terms straight away, Brooke Hills netting from a free-kick. Haringey went on to take the lead late in the 1st half Klesha Darroux putting the ball home from the top of the area.

 Acle pushed for an equalising goal enough to see them finish top couldn’t find it however as Anele Komani full of pace and trickery up the other end was brought down in the box awarded the penalty she stepped up to score putting the ball in from the rebound after goalkeeper Jody Wells had saved. A late late goal from Roxanne Eshun sealing the result, Haringey Borough Women winning the ERWFL Premier Division title and promotion to the FAWPL.

Haringey Borough Women, ERWFL Premier Division Champions

 The Supporting Women’s Football Blog was there to cover all the action and you can read the full report by clicking on the link below.

Haringey Borough Women 4-1 Acle United Ladies

ERWFL Division One

One game played in the ERWFL Division One at the weekend, Colney Heath Ladies have secured the runners-up spot hosting 5th placed Stevenage Ladies Reserves both playing their final league game of the season. Holly Sheridan giving Colney Heath Ladies the lead before Stevenage went on to lead 4-1. Another for Sheridan saw her take her goals tally to 25 before Stevenage found the back of the net for another 3 goals to win 7-2. Rebecca Day and Leah Littlechild both hitting a hat-trick along with a goal for Emily Scofield. The final day win seeing Stevenage secure a 4th place finish.

  Leaders Cambridge City were awarded the home win against Offley & Stopsley Women have 2 left both against Hutton Ladies useful for both as they prepare for the League Cup and Plate finals respectfully.

The Round-Up – ERWFL 16/04/17

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 16th April

ERWFL Premier Division

Team’s are playing out their fixtures across the ERWFL and the finish to the Premier Division title race could well be going right to the wire. Have been talking it up on The Round-Up for a few editions now and the scenario for a final day show down between Haringey Borough Women and Acle United Ladies is a reality. It was a simple scenario for both as thing’s started to evolve win all your remaining games and you win the title.

   Haringey Borough Women were at home on Sunday taking on bottom side in the ERWFL Premier Division, Histon Ladies needing the points themselves if they want to overhaul Colchester Town Ladies 4 points above them having played all their fixtures. In 2nd Haringey Borough had the opportunity to move above Bedford Ladies kill off their faint hopes of the title after they ended the campaign on 40 points. A hat-trick from Julia Carruthers plus a brace for Klesha Darroux takes both onto 19 goals for the season. Anele Komani also netting a brace in the game with Karesha Iton also scoring her 1st goal of the season in an 8-0 victory taking Haringey top on goal difference with one more home game to come.

Acle United Ladies were as low as 8th in the table with games in hand when the scenario that if they were to win all those matches they would win the title themselves. Have done so each win taking them a little closer to the dream, in 4th place were playing Royston Town Ladies for the 2nd successive Sunday winning the home fixture 3-1 were away this time around. Despite a few early chances for Acle United it was Royston Town who opened the scoring on 20 minutes with Stephanie Hicks putting the ball home. The lead lasted just 6 minutes as Broghan Scully recently returning to Acle United after a spell with Lowestoft Town Ladies turned a Megan Todd ball back across goal into the back of the net. Todd herself scoring 6 minutes later to give Acle United the lead. 2-1 the advantage at half-time, Acle United couldn’t find another goal to kill off the game until the 3rd minute of added time, Jade Copeman introduced in the 85th minute scoring to see Acle United seal a 3-1. You can read Acle United Ladies match report from the game by clicking on the link below.

Royston Town Ladies 1-3 Acle United Ladies

The 3 points taking Acle United Ladies above AFC Dunstable Ladies into 3rd spot on 38 points 2 behind Haringey Borough Women, have a game in hand this Wednesday away to Histon Ladies an 8:00pm kick-off at the Glassworld Stadium, win that and Acle United will go top of the Premier Division for the 1st time this season. Setting up a final day showdown between themselves and Haringey Borough a winner takes all match doesn’t come any bigger. The very best of luck to both sides… I will be there to see how the drama unfolds.

ERWFL Division One

In ERWFL Division One their was just the one game being played this Easter Sunday, crowned league Champions last weekend with 4 games to spare, Cambridge City Ladies were away to Stevenage Ladies Reserves. The away side holding a 1-0 lead going into half-time went on to win the 3 points with a 3-1 result, a goal for Bella Simmons along with a brace for substitute Philippa Witherspoon. Emily Scofield scoring the 2nd half goal for Stevenage Ladies.

Elsewhere Wymondham Town Ladies were denied an opportunity to play their final match of the season in front of their home fans awarded the 3 points against Offley & Stopsley Women finish their 1st campaign at Regional level in 3rd position with a County Cup Final, their 1st to look forwards to. 

Has been a long hard season for Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies rooted to the foot of the Division One table with a single point on the board a developing side full of young players. Didn’t get to kick a ball in competitive action this Sunday but were awarded the home win and 3 points after Ipswich Wanderers Ladies couldn’t field are side. The preparations are already underway for the new season and Hoddesdon are interested in signing a few new faces take a look at their poster in the Club Advertising page for more details.

The Round-Up – ERWFL 09/04/17

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 9th April

ERWFL Premier Division

 3 matches played in the ERWFL Premier Division this Sunday with 4 sides completing their league campaigns. 3rd placed AFC Dunstable Ladies were away to Billericay Town Ladies who could have ended the season in 5th with a win. AFC Dunstable Ladies have had an excellent season keeping pace with the top two all season, goals from Erin Davies, Paige Kavanagh and Samiara Khan seeing them win the game 3-1 to finish on 36 points and a minimum a 4th place finish. Despite a goal from Vicky Kinsman, Billericay Town Ladies end the league season in 6th meaning AFC Sudbury Ladies have secured 5th spot having played out their games last weekend. Cup Final action for Billericay Town Ladies coming up this week on Thursday at AFC Hornchurch as they take on C&K Basildon Ladies in the Essex Women’s County Cup. 

  The title scenario remains the same with current leaders Bedford Ladies 3 points clear having played out watching the progress below both 2nd placed Haringey Borough Women and 4th placed Acle United Ladies able to catch them both knowing they win all their remaining games they will be Champions meeting as they do in their final game of the season. Acle United Ladies have to keep focused winning the games before then 1st. A double header with Royston Town Ladies over the next 2 Sunday’s Acle United were the hosts this Sunday.

Despite applying the early pressure the hosts found themselves goal down in the 20th minute, Royston Town scoring from 25 yards. Megan Todd pulled it back to 1-1 with 10 minutes of the 1st half left. Acle went on to take the lead 10 minutes into the 2nd half midfielder Alice Ladbrooke brought down inside the box stepping up to score the resulting penalty. 2nd half substitute Lauren Bullard extended Acle United’s lead to 3-1 as the game moved into the last minute. Royston Town awarded a free-kick scoring a quick reply to make it 3-2 sent up a tense finish Acle holding on for the win. Sammy Tinsley with her 34th goals of the season and Grace Leslie scoring the goals for Royston Town. Acle United have 3 games left now 2 points behind 2nd placed Haringey Borough who have 2 matches left. You can read Acle United Ladies match report from the game by clicking on the link below

Acle United Ladies 3-2 Royston Town Ladies

An Essex derby to end the season for both Brentwood Town Ladies and Writtle Ladies as they played their last league games of the season this Sunday. A strong finish to the season for Writtle Ladies, Courtney Clarke scoring a hat-trick up front with goals too for captain, Abigail Fry, Amy Simmons, Sophie Vale and Charlotte Walker in an 8-2 victory that sees Writtle climb above Brentwood Town into 7th place. Angela Arnold and Leah Cowan scoring the goals for Brentwood Town as they end the season on a disappointing note having had a strong spell earlier in the campaign that had seen them potentially challenge for a top 4 finish. 

ERWFL Division One

 Cambridge City Ladies are the ERWFL Division One Champions clinching the title in at the 1st attempt a 2nd successive league title having been promoted as Cambridgeshire Premiership winners last season. Won the title with 4 games to spare going 4 points clear of 2nd placed Colney Heath Ladies who have one league game left to play. 

Were at home to 4th placed Silver End United Ladies who travelled with a depleted squad. Cambridge City knowing they were one win away from securing the title, held a 2-0 lead going into half-time, really turning it on in the 2nd half to add a further 8 goals to win the game 10-0. 3 players netting themselves a brace in the game, Sarah Mosley, Carla Penny and Philippa Witherspoon. An own goal, with Stacey Fullicks and Charlotte Gillies also scoring along with an extremely rare goal for centre back Robyn Phillips. The league secured Cambridge City have 2 Cup Finals to prepare for starting with the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup Final this Thursday against Cambridge United WFC . 

Congratulations to Cambridge City Ladies on their title success.

In the other game in ERWFL Division One played this Sunday, Ipswich Town Wanderers in 10th place were hosting Essex side Hutton Ladies who had just the 9 players available. Despite the valiant efforts from their goalkeeper Hutton were eventually beaten 2-0, Ipswich Wanderers goalscorers, Laura Tuley and Michelle Taylor-Allum the 3 points lifting them up 3 places into 7th in the Division One table with one game left to play. 3rd placed Wymondham Town Ladies were awarded the home win against Stevenage Ladies Reserves.

The Round-Up – ERWFL 02/04/17

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 2nd April

ERWFL Cup

It was semi-finals day in both the ERWFL’s Cup and Plate competitions this Sunday. In the ERWFL Cup the 2 semi-finals featured 4 sides having fantastic season’s at the top of both Division’s with both games featuring a Premier Division side against Division One opposition. AFC Dunstable Ladies 3rd in the Premier Division were hosting Division One leaders, Cambridge City Ladies at Creasey Park. Looking good to secure the Division One title at the 1st time of asking following promotion last season Cambridge City came through a tough contest to win the game 2-0 to set up a potential league and cup double the goals from Bella Simmons her 21st of a prolific season and a 25 yard free kick from Bronte Rapley.

Cambridge City however aren’t the only side looking to make it a league and cup double in the ERWFL as Haringey Borough Women currently 2nd in the Premier Division table reached the final of the League Cup knocking out a spirited Wymondham Town Ladies side. 3rd in ERWFL Division One it was home side Wymondham Town who took the lead in the semi-final Laura Wiseman with the goal. Haringey Borough levelled the scores before the break going on to find 3 more goals in the 2nd half to win the game 4-1, Wymondham striking the crossbar twice. A brace for both Anele Komani and Julia Carruthers. The date for the final Sunday 14th May, venue to be confirmed will update via twitter once all the details are confirmed promises to be a cracker.

ERWFL Premier Division

  With ERWFL Premier Division leaders Bedford Ladies having played out their fixtures and both 2nd and 3rd placed Haringey Borough and AFC Dunstable involved in the League Cup, Acle United Ladies took another step closer to catching up with the leading trio taking on bottom side Histon Ladies at home this Sunday. Goals from Kate Pasque and Bryony Knights seeing the hosts to a 2-1 victory that moves them up into 4th position in the table. Have 4 games left know if they win them all they will finish top of the table, you know the scenario so I won’t explain it again, an exciting if nail-biting end to the season beckons.

AFC Sudbury Ladies finished their league season away to Royston Town Ladies, 4th going into the match a single goal was enough to see the hosts claim the 3 points, the goalscorer, Grace Leslie. Promoted last season, Royston Town have found their feet in the Premier Division. AFC Sudbury end their campaign on 31 points, flirted with the title chasers all season much of the time in 4th will finish no lower than 6th once the rest have played out.

Billericay Town Ladies are the side that can overhaul them should they win their final league game of the season. Were at home this Sunday hosting local rivals Brentwood Town Ladies. Goals from Sarah Bovington, Katie Whitehead and captain Lindsey Morgan securing a 3-0 win in their penultimate league match at home to AFC Dunstable Ladies this coming Sunday.

ERWFL Plate

  Colney Heath Ladies are through to the ERWFL Plate final awarded a home win in the semi-finals after opponents Ipswich Wanderers Ladies hit by injuries weren’t able to field a side. A 3rd successive final appearance in the Plate competition in its various guises with 2 losses previously Colney Heath having secured a top 2 finish in Division One this season will be hoping it’s 3rd time lucky.

Their opponents in the ERWFL Plate final will be Essex side, Hutton Ladies after they overcame opponents Stevenage Ladies Reserves in extra-time to secure their place in the final. At home with just 11 players available were down to 10 during the match two the scores were level at 2-2 after the 90 minutes, Hannah Marshall and Leah Littlechild on target for Stevenage. Hutton went on to find the winning goal in extra-time 3-2 the final score, Laura Allen netting herself a brace with Hayley Critchell also getting a goal. The League Plate and Cup Finals have been played one after the other on the same day recently and I am assuming that will be the case this time around but again will keep everyone posted. 

ERWFL Division One

In ERWFL their was the one league game played on Sunday with Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies hosting Hertford Town Ladies both sides playing their final league game of the season both looking to end on a high. It was Hertford Town who were celebrating at the final whistle edging the win 2-1 with goals from Dee Gilbert and Freya Rampley. The win moving them up from 10th to 7th in the Division One table took them a while to find their feet at the higher level following promotion last season but ended the season with some good results in a good position to push on next season. Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies end the campaign with 22 points currently 9th have a talented group of players will be a little frustrated that they haven’t picked up more points. 

 Silver End United Ladies were awarded the home win after opponents Offley & Stopsley Women couldn’t field a team this Sunday the 3 point lifting the Essex side above them into 4th spot in the Division One table.

The Round-Up – ERWFL 26/03/17

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 26th March

ERWFL Premier Division

It’s the time of year where you have to get the calculator out and work out all the different scenario’s a points needed to win a league title and several league across Women’s Football East are shaping up to be in from a grandstand finish, none other than the ERWFL Premier Division. Bedford Ladies and Haringey Borough Women have had fantastic season’s sharing the lead between them unbeaten for a long spell at the start of the season. The two sides faced each other this Sunday in what was table toppers Bedford Ladies final game of the season. The game ending in a goalless draw the points shared, Bedford end their league campaign on 40 points Haringey Borough are 3 points back on 37 however they have two games left to play if they were to draw both Bedford Ladies might yet win the title all they can do now however is watch and see how it all unfolds.

One more side is in the race for the ERWFL Premier Division title and they kept their bid on track with a good away win on Sunday. 5th placed Norfolk side, Acle United Ladies travelled to Essex at the weekend to play Billericay Town Ladies level on points going into the match. Megan Todd (pictured) put Acle into the lead midway through the 1st half, Lauren Bullard doubling the visitors advantage striking the ball home in the 40th minute. Acle capitalised on their lead taking control of the game early in the 2nd half striker Jody Wells making it 3-0 on 47 minutes Todd added a 2nd goal to make it 4-0 a minute later. Billericay Town grabbed a late consolation goal, Acle winning 4-1. You can read the clubs match report from the day by clicking on the link below.

Billericay Town Ladies 1-4 Acle United Ladies

Acle United Ladies have 5 games left to play win them all and they can pip Haringey Borough Women to the title. Haringey have two games left they win both then they will take the title, they play Acle United in what is both sides final league game of the season. A league cup semi-final for Haringey Borough Women too! April will be a huge month for both clubs.

Two of Acle United’s remaining league games are against Royston Town Ladies which won’t be easy, this Sunday they played the reverse fixture with Writtle Ladies having drawn 3-3 with them at home this weekend. Travelling to Essex this time around Royston Town led at half-time thanks to a goal from Andrea Wright. Once again however the points were shared as Writtle came back to equalise 2nd half Leanne Stubbings making it 1-1.

ERWFL Division One

It was 1st versus 3rd in ERWFL Division One on Sunday as leaders Cambridge City Ladies travelled to Norfolk to play County Cup Finalists, Wymondham Town Ladies at Kings Head Meadow. Charlotte Gillies gave Cambridge City Ladies a 1-0 lead at half-time. Wymondham Town responded 2nd half with Gemma Sanders equalising for the hosts to see the points shared Cambridge City’s 1st draw of the campaign. 

2 points dropped by Cambridge City saw Colney Heath Ladies take full advantage and go 2 points clear at the top of the table for the 1st time this season. Were away to 4th placed Stevenage Ladies Reserves in their penultimate league match of the season. Hot shot, Holly Sheridan put Colney Heath into the lead in the 1st half, Stevenage equalised before Sheridan put the visitors into the lead for a 2nd time, captain Sophie Joseph scoring late in the 1st half to see Colney Heath Ladies lead 3-1 at half-time. Stevenage pulled it back to 3-2 after the restart. Sheridan brought up her hat-trick and 25th goal of the campaign to make it 4-2, Victoria Allen with her 1st of the season seeing Colney Heath Ladies win 5-2. Hannah Marshall and Emily Scofield with the goals for Stevenage. A League Plate semi-final to come for Colney Heath Ladies before they play Stevenage Ladies Reserves at home in their final game the maths says they can no longer be caught and 2nd place minimum is guaranteed and 2 sides should be promoted, Cambridge City Ladies have 5 games in hand you would expect them to be overtaken still you never know. Well done to Colney Heath Ladies 

A good result away from home for Hertford Town Ladies on Sunday in Division One travelling to neighbouring Bedfordshire to play 4th placed Offley & Stopsley Women a hat-trick from Meike Gierig saw them take all 3 points home with them winning the game 3-2 their penultimate of the season after a shaky start to life in the ERWFL have found their feet and could yet climb a couple of places up the table.

8th placed Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies were looking for their 4th straight win in the league as they travelled up into Suffolk to play Ipswich Wanderers Ladies in 9th a good run at the end of the season it was brought to an end as Ipswich Wanderers took all 3 points with a 3-0 victory a goal from captain Tarnya McKew along with a double for Kimberly Rex sealing the victory.

 

The Round-Up – ERWFL 19/03/17

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 19th March

ERWFL Premier Division

 Bedford Ladies remain 3 points clear at the top of the ERWFL Premier Division as they won away from home in their penultimate league match of the season. Away from home at the Len Forge Centre in Essex playing 7th placed Brentwood Town Ladies. Leah Cowan scored her 15th goal of the season for Brentwood however Bedford took all 3 points winning 2-1 in the finish with Natasha Fensome and Charlene Moreton scoring their goals. One league game left and it’s HUGE this coming Sunday at home to 2nd placed Haringey Borough Women.

  It was 2nd versus 3rd as this Sunday as Haringey Borough Women travelled to Creasey Park to play AFC Dunstable Ladies. Haringey drew 5-5 with Writtle Ladies last Sunday were looking for the win this time around to keep the gap to Bedford at the top to 3 points. AFC Dunstable have had an excellent league campaign themselves were still in contention for the title themselves providing they could take maximum points from their final two league games and close down a superior goal difference. Those hopes were ended however as despite a 1st half goal from Samaira Khan on the half hour mark that saw the sides level at 1-1 at the break Haringey struck twice in the 2nd half to win the game 3-1 their goals scored by Klesha Darroux along with a brace for Julia Carruthers taking her goals tally for the season to 14. Haringey move onto 36 points 3 behind Bedford but with 2 games in hand. Play Bedford this Sunday will go ahead of them on goal difference should they win end Bedford’s own title hopes. A 3rd side still remains in the Premier Division title mix Acle United Ladies down in 5th have 6 league games left to play should they win them all they themselves could pip Haringey to the title and to add to the excitement both Acle and Haringey as due to meet in their final league games of the season.

A narrow 3-2 defeat at home to Bedford last Sunday ended AFC Sudbury Ladies own slim hopes of chasing down the title. The Suffolk side recovered from that disappointment this Sunday return home from Essex with all 3 points in the bag. Were playing Billericay Town Ladies. Megan Partridge scoring the only goal of the game to see AFC Sudbury to the victory.

   For the 3rd successive league game Writtle Ladies had to settle for a point and not from the lack of scoring goals, it’s just that their opponents have matched them. 3-3 away to Billericay Town Ladies, then 5-5 away to Haringey Borough Women last time out Writtle in 7th were on the road again this weekend travelling to Hertfordshire to play 8th placed Royston Town Ladies. Again it was a high scoring draw with both sides scoring 3 to share the points. Emma Ridings hitting to into the back of the net for Writtle her 1st goals for the club this season, with Sophie Vale also on target with her 18th goal of the campaign. Two goals for Sammy Tinsley (pictured) took her goals tally to 33 for the season for Royston Town with Grace Leslie scoring too to see the points shared. 

ERWFL Division One

A big win on Sunday at home for 2nd placed Colney Heath Ladies, moving back level on 36 points with leaders Cambridge City Ladies who were in County Cup action this weekend. Were hosting 4th placed Offley & Stopsley Women a single goal enough to see all 3 points won. No surprise to see the goalscorer was Holly Sheridan, enjoying a good season in front of goal hitting her 22nd goal of the season to win the game for Colney Heath. Cambridge City Ladies have plenty of games in hand at the top, several scenarios can play out but simply if Colney Heath Ladies win both their remaining league games they will secure 2nd spot at least in the ERWFL Division One table. They’re two remaining games against Stevenage Ladies Reserves.

 Stevenage Ladies Reserves climb 2 places up the ERWFL Division One table after winning at home at the weekend up from 6th to 4th spot and with 4 games left against the top 3 sides will have a huge influence on final standings could yet have played themselves into the promotion picture. At home were playing Ipswich Wanderers Ladies this Sunday won the match 4-0 with 4 different goalscorers. Leah Littlechild, Steffany Cowell, Sherrie Evans and Hannah Marshall all on target.

A strong end to the season from Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies winning their 3rd successive league game at home hosting bottom side Hoddesdon Town Ladies. 2 goals each for Danielle Styles and Georgia Fraser plus a goal for Sophie Dowman seeing the Essex side to a 5-0 win in 8th with 2 matches left Little Thurrock could yet move up a couple more places before the end of the season.

The Round-Up – ERWFL 12/03/17

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 12th March

ERWFL Premier Division

Plenty of goals scored this Sunday in the ERWFL Premier Division with the 4 matches played seeing 27 goals between them! Results last weekend saw the sides in mid-table close up on the top 3 hotting up the race for the title with games starting to run out. Winning last Sunday AFC Sudbury Ladies moved into 4th spot in the table 5 points off leaders Bedford Ladies who they played at home this Sunday win would see the Suffolk side move to within 2 points of the leaders. A close match Stacey Teager and Mia Etheridge scoring for Sudbury however they were to suffer defeat as Bedford took all 3 points to move 3 points clear at the top of the table courtesy of goals from Natasha Fensome, Jodie Molloy and Maya Sidhu.

Haringey Borough Women i 2nd spot have 2 games in hand on their title rivals and they are looking like they will need both to overhaul Bedford at the top as they were held to their 2nd successive draw, a high scoring game however at home to Writtle Ladies saw both sides score 5 goals a piece to take home a share of the points. Jaidene Browne with a brace from Haringey with Klesha Darroux, Roxanne Eshun and Shanice Norris all getting a goal. A brace on the match to for Writtle captain, Abigail Fry with their other 3 goals scored by Courtney Clarke, Charlotte Bryant and Amy Simmons.

3rd placed AFC Dunstable Ladies join Haringey Borough Women on 33 points getting an important result at home to Billericay Town Ladies on Sunday as a win for their opponents would have seen 5th placed Billericay move to within 2 points to Dunstable. Goals from Charlotte South, Danielle Carty and Bethany Stanton in the 2nd half seeing Dunstable win the game 3-1 to keep pace with the leading pair. Vicky Kinsman with the goal for Billericay.

Acle United Ladies were the big movers in the league up from 7th to 5th winning at home in a 7 goal thriller against Brentwood Town Ladies. The Essex side holding the advance at half-time with a 1 goal lead the 2nd half saw plenty of action in front of goal, Brentwood doubling their lead early in the 2nd half. Acle United pulled it back to 2-1 with 15 minutes of the 2nd half played, captain Rebecca Burton sending the ball into the back of the net. 4 minutes later Acle were back on level terms Megan Todd scoring to make it 2-2. Brentwood responded quickly scoring to regain the lead. Into the last 15 minutes and Acle came back again to level the scores for the 2nd time in the game Lauren Bullard with goal to make it 3-3 the equaliser was quickly followed by the winning goal as Todd scored her 2nd of the game to make it 4-3 and see Acle win the 3 points. Georgia Holdaway and a brace for Marie Barker the goalscorers for Brentwood Town. Acle have 4 games in hand on leaders Bedford with a 10 point gap to try and close a busy couple of months coming up. You can read Acle United Ladies match report from the game by clicking on the link below.

Acle United Ladies 4-3 Brentwood Town Ladies

ERWFL Division One

 Level on 33 points at the top of the ERWFL Division One joint leaders Cambridge City Ladies and 2nd placed Colney Heath Ladies met each other on Sunday. Cambridge City have several games in hand on their rivals for the title as they played them at home. Just the 1 defeat in the league so far this season since winning promotion to the regional league Cambridge City started well, Colney Heath had chances in the 1st half however it was the hosts who took the lead eventually leading the game 3-0 at the break adding a 4th goal in the 2nd half before Colney Heath pulled one back with Holly Sheridan scoring her 21st of the season. Cambridge City also have a striker in red hot scoring form and it was another brace for Bella Simmons to move her onto 19 goals on Sunday with Charlotte Gillies also scoring along with a rare goal for captain Becca Fay to see Cambridge City go 3 points clear at the top with a 4-1 win.

3rd placed Wymondham Town Ladies missed out on an opportunity to close the gap on the leading pair back to just a point as they were beaten narrowly away from home on Sunday in Essex playing Hutton Ladies who took all 3 points with a 2-1 victory, Hannah Page and Laura Allen with their goals. Bethany Fretwell scoring for Wymondham Town.

A 2nd successive league win for Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies pulls them further away from the bottom end of Division One up from 10th into 8th with a good result away to 4th placed Silver End United Ladies, the sides drawing 1-1 at half-time, captain Rebecca Hollocks scoring for Silver End United. Little Thurrock Dynamos getting all 3 points as they scored twice in the 2nd half to win 3-1 their goals scored by Eloise Ives, Elysia King and Natalie Strange.

Defeat for Silver End United Ladies on Sunday sees Offley & Stopsley Women move above them into 4th spot both on 26 points as they won at home beating Ipswich Wanderers 3-0. Kelly Randell, Offley & Stopsley’s captain giving the Bedfordshire club a 1 goal lead at half-time 2 goals from Rachael Lewis on 63 minutes and Rianne Townsend-Brown on 65 saw the points wrapped up.

The Round-Up – ERWFL 05/03/17

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 5th March

 In a weekend hit right across the board by postponements the Eastern Region Women’s Football League programme survived virtually unscathed with just the Premier Division match between Histon Ladies and Royston Town Ladies falling foul of a water-logged pitch. A few sdies having access to a 3G surface helping matters.

ERWFL Premier Division

In the ERWFL Premier Division, Haringey Borough Women were looking to return back to the top of the table whilst leaders Bedford Ladies weren’t in action. A trip into Essex to play Brentwood Town Ladies at the Len Forge Centre. Amongst a host of sides below the top 3 looking to end the season strongly Brentwood Town had seen their recent good form dented with a couple of defeats in league and cup. Picked up a good point against Haringey Borough as the sides contested a 2-2 draw, a goal each for Leah Cowan and Georgia Holdaway cancelling out a brace for Haringey Borough’s Klesha Darroux who move to within a point of Bedford who have played 2 games more.

A goal for Megan Partridge was enough to see AFC Sudbury Ladies win all 3 points away to Colchester Town Ladies on Sunday the result lifting the Suffolk side above Billericay Town Ladies into 4th place. Have played 17 with 3 to play are now 5 points behind Bedford Ladies who they play next at home, close the gap to 2 points and thing’s will get very interesting.

 Below AFC Sudbury Ladies are a host of sides who all have more games left to play and all of them with a strong finish could yet cause a upset in the title race. 3rd placed AFC Dunstable Ladies headed up to Norfolk at the weekend to play the side with more games left than everyone having just played 12 going into this weekends match Acle United Ladies need every Sunday left plus the odd midweek game to get their fixtures in. A good run of games is just what the squad needs however to mount a late challenge. Dunstable have been a strong side all season gunning for the title 3 points off the lead with 4 games left to play missed the opportunity to close the gap on the leaders as Acle United some times slow starters to a game got off to a flyer this Sunday as striker Jody Wells gave them the lead inside 2 minutes. AFC Dunstable pulled it back all square at 1-1 late in the 1st half. Wells scoring again early in the 2nd half her brace seeing the 3 points won moves Acle United up a place to 7th on 23 points 10 behind the leaders but have 4 games in hand. The business end of the season and the ERWFL Premier Division will see a few dramatic results before the end to be sure.

One of those came this very Sunday in Essex. Just a week ago Billericay Town Ladies claimed the 3 points away from home against Essex rivals Writtle Ladies winning 4-0. This Sunday saw the reverse fixture and both sides having been strongly represented by the Essex FA Women’s Representative side on Thursday night’s 3-0 win against Hertfordshire. At home this time Billericay Town Ladies found themselves 3-0 as the game entered the last 10 minutes. A brace for Sophie Vale and a goal for Abigail Fry seemingly putting Writtle in control of the game. Billericay Town were to stage an extraordinary comeback however as Vicky Kinsman reduced the deficit to 3-1 with 8 minutes left. Straight from the restart Paris Smith (pictured) lobbed the Writtle keeper to make it 3-2 then Paris found the back of the net again moments later to score the equaliser and see Billericay Town take an unlikely point from the match.

ERWFL Division One

    Joint leaders, Cambridge City Ladies and Colney Heath Ladies in ERWFL Division One remain locked on the same points as they both extend the gap on the rest with contrasting away wins at the weekend. Both on 33 points look strong as they push for promotion to the Premier Division with 2 sides likely to be promoted. Cambridge City Ladies hold the advantage for the title as they have 8 games left to play before the end of the season 4 games more than Colney Heath. Cambridge City were away to 4th placed Silver End United Ladies on Sunday, a single goal seeing the league leaders leave Essex with another 3 points in the bag. Top scorer, Bella Simmons taking her goals tally to 17 for the season from 12 appearances.

Colney Heath Ladies in contrast were involved in an 8 goal thriller as they travelled to Bedfordshire to play Offley & Stopsley Women. The home side getting off to a great start going 2-0 up early on. Colney Heath responded immediately to pull it back to 2-1 with Holly Sheridan scoring the goal. Offley & Stopsley scored again however to lead 3-1 at half-time. A strong 2nd half performance from Colney Heath saw them come back into the game and claim all 3 points. Annie Hickey grabbing a goal to pull it back to 3-2 before Sheridan scored her 2nd of the game and draw her closer to 20 goals for the season to make it 3-3. Christina Freestone found the back of the net to put Colney Heath into the lead with Hickey scoring her 2nd goal of the game to see Colney Heath win 5-3. 

 Stevenage Ladies Reserves climb up into 5th place in the Division One table with a good result away from home on Sunday travelling into Suffolk to play Ipswich Wanderers Ladies. Sarah Payne scored twice in the game with a goal each for Leah Littlechild and Sherrie Evans to see them win the game 4-1 and move up into the top half of the table for the 1st time this season. 

 Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies were hosting Hutton Ladies on Sunday and it was a welcome 3 points gained after a long spell without picking up points in the league. Plenty of cup games interrupting in between. A narrow 2-1 win for Little Thurrock Dynamos their goals scored by Sophie Dowman and Rhianne Holmes.

The Round-Up – ERWFL 26/02/17

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 26th February

ERWFL League Cup 

 Quarter-finals day in the ERWFL League Cup this Sunday and a coupe of upsets in the competition as 2 Division One sides knocked out Premier Division opposition to reach the semi-finals. ERWFL Division One leaders Cambridge City Ladies made the long trip up to Norfolk to play Acle United Ladies. Bella Simmons scoring early in the 1st half for the visitors, Cambridge City held a slender lead going into the half-time break. Acle United didn’t take long in the 2nd half to get back on level terms Megan Todd scoring to make it 1-1. Closing in on the 90 minutes the score remained locked at 1-1, Simmons with her 2nd of the match scoring at the death the send Cambridge City Ladies into the semi-finals.

Also going through to the semi-finals from Division One are Wymondham Town Ladies the team 3rd in the league enjoying an overnight stay before their match in Essex against Brentwood Town Ladies. A single goal enough for Wymondham Town to progress with Amber Cantwell (pictured) scoring inside the opening 15 minutes of the 1st half.

 In the only all Premier Division quarter final in the competition, AFC Sudbury Ladies 4th in the table were hosting 3rd placed AFC Dunstable Ladies as they vied for a spot in the semi-finals another close game a goal in each half for Samantha Khan and Danielle Carty seeing AFC Dunstable through to the semi-finals edging the result 2-1, Sasha Diston on target for AFC Sudbury. In the other quarter-finals ERWFL Premier Division leaders Haringey Borough Women were awarded the win after opponents Silver End United Ladies couldn’t raise a side.

The draw for the ERWFL League Cup semi-finals looks like this:

AFC Dunstable Ladies v Cambridge City Ladies

Wymondham Town Ladies v Haringey Borough Women

ties scheduled to be played Sunday 2nd April

ERWFL Premier Division

 3 games played in the ERWFL Premier Division this weekend and with leaders Haringey Borough Women meant to be playing in the League Cup, 2nd placed Bedford Ladies took advantage winning at home on Sunday against Colchester Town Ladies. Leading 2-1 and half-time. Bedford going on to score another goal in the 2nd half to win 3-1 and move 2 points ahead of Haringey Borough at the top of the table, a brace for Natasha Fensome along with a goal for Michelle Byrne for Bedford. Georgia Lockerbie with the 1st half strike for Colchester Town Ladies.

3-1 was also the winning score for Royston Town Ladies at home to Histon Ladies as they pulled further away from the bottom of the table. Recording their 5th league win of the season to move onto 16 points the Hertfordshire Women’ County Cup Finalists goalscorers were Samantha Tinsley and Andrea Wright who netted a brace.

Billericay Town Ladies manager Kim Coster was celebrating her birthday on Sunday and her team gave her 3 points with a win away to Writtle Ladies that see them move up to 4th spot in the Premier Division table leading 1-0 at half-time Billericay Town went on to score 3 more goals 2nd half to win 4-0 with captain Lindsey Morgan moving into double figures for the season scoring a brace with a goal a piece for Vicki Kinsman and Frances Murphy. 

ERWFL League Plate

Was also the quarter-finals of the ERWFL League Plate this Sunday with 2 ties being played, Hutton Ladies and Stevenage Ladies Reserves with a bye into the semi-finals. Colney Heath Ladies have reached the final of this competition in it’s various formats for the past two seasons were at home in the quarter final playing Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies the side from Essex leading 2-1 at half-time with goals from Sophie Dowman and Eloise Ives. Holly Sheridan scoring for Colney Heath. Christina Freestone levelled thing’s up for Colney Heath early in the 2nd half Sheridan hitting the post for Colney Heath before Adrienne Milton scored the goal to send them through to the semi-finals winning 3-2.

Ipswich Wanderers Ladies also reach the semi-finals of the ERWFL League Plate with a 2-1 win over Hoddesdon Town Ladies, the goals scored by captain Tanya McKew and Charlotte Pettman. Hoddesdon Town scoring right at the death in injury time Charlotte Grogan getting on the scoresheet. The draw for the ERWFL League Plate semi-finals is now known thanks to Colney Heath Ladies for the info.

Colney Heath Ladies v Ipswich Wanderers Ladies

Hutton Ladies v Stevenage Ladies Reserves

ERWFL Division One

One game played in ERWFL Division One this Sunday with Stevenage Ladies Reserves hosting Hertford Town Ladies the sides contesting a goalless draw to share the points.

The Round-Up – ERWFL 19/02/17

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 19th February

A limited fixture list in the ERWFL this weekend with several sides involved in their various County Cup competitions now into there latter stages and those sides will be mentioned in the county league Round-Ups to follow.

ERWFL Premier Division

 Just the one game played in the ERWFL Premier Division on Sunday with league leaders Haringey Borough Women making the long journey up to Norfolk to play Acle United Ladies. A point clear at the top Haringey Borough went into the game undefeated in the league since November 2016. Remain a point clear at the top as they were beaten by Acle United a single goal enough to win all 3 points for the 8th placed side coming midway through the 1st half the goal scored by Lauren Bullard who has re-signed with the club after being with Lowestoft Town Ladies. Moves Acle United to within a point of a congested mid-table with games in hand on all the sides immediately above them. Acle United also welcomed another new signing Rita Alves on Sunday joining from Portuguese side, Sport Clube Odemirense. 

ERWFL Division One

Two games played in ERWFL Division One on Sunday with 3rd placed Wymondham Town Ladies recording a big away win against bottom club Hoddesdon Town Ladies to move to withing a point of the leading pair of Cambridge City Ladies and Colney Heath Ladies. Hoddesdon Town Ladies held Wymondham Town at bay for much of the 1st half, Wymondham Town grabbing the lead on the 40th minute, Bethany Fretwell making it 1-0. The visitors were awarded a penalty in the 45th minute, Amber Cantwell scoring from the spot with Fretwell scoring her 2nd of the game moments later to see Wymondham Town leading 3-0 at half-time. Laura Wiseman got her 1st goal of the match 5 minutes into the 2nd half. Laura Nicholls on target to make it 5-0 on 60 minutes, Wiseman with her 2nd of the game 5 minutes later, Gemma Sanders with a goal with 20 minutes left to play. Wiseman going on to score her hat-trick. Cantwell making it 9-0 with her 2nd of the game in the 80th minute,Kayleigh Holloway bringing up the double figure win a minute later. 10-0 the final score.

Just the one goal scored in the other match in ERWFL Division One at the weekend but the 3 points were enough to lift Silver End United Ladies above Offley & Stopsley Women into 4th place in the table playing at home against Hertford Town Ladies, captain Rebecca Hollocks with the goal for the Essex side her 12th of the season.