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The Round-Up – ERWFL 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

ERWFL Premier Division

  The ERWFL fixture list suffering like most leagues across the country thanks to Storm Deirdre blowing in on Saturday affecting half the fixtures in Division One whilst County Cup action saw a reduced schedule in the Premier Division on Sunday.

  Acle United Women will end the year top of the pile in the ERWFL Premier Division. Ended 2018 with a trip to Suffolk up against 2nd bottom AFC Sudbury. The visitors taking a little while to get going gradually building momentum creating opportunities, finally took the lead late in the first half with Grace Birchall’s shot blocked Ciera Flatt putting in the rebound. 1-0 up at the break Acle quickly added to the score early in the 2nd half defender Anna Larkins getting forwards to make it 2-0. Acle creating plenty of chances pushing forwards Lauren Bullard getting a 3rd for the visitors. Birchall scoring a brace late on to secure a 5-0 win for Acle moves her onto 21 goals for the season.

   Cambridge City Ladies have had an excellent start to the season 9 wins from 9 they were looking to round that perfect record to 10 at home on Sunday as they welcomed Royston Town ladies to the Trinity Playing Fields. The hosts getting themselves into a 2-0 lead with 20 minutes played. Danielle Carty pulling it back to 2-1 for Royston from a free-kick. Striker Jo Rutherford putting the visitors back on level terms. Cambridge City coming back to restore their lead going 3-2 up, Teonie Peyton scored to see Royston equalise for the 2nd time in the game then Rutherford with her 11th goal of the season scored her 2nd of the match to put Royston 4-3 up. Erin Davies, Shannon Shaw and Charlotte Giles scoring Cambridge City’s 3 goal were down to 10 with Laura Mills shown a 2nd yellow. heading into injury time were in danger of losing for the 1st time in the league this season, very deep into stoppage time and the hosts found an equalising goal themselves to rescue a point with Giles scoring for the 2nd time in the match. Their 100% record gone Cambridge City nevertheless remain unbeaten in all a very successive 2018 for the club.

Cambridge City Ladies, Charlotte Gillies

   Also enjoying a fantastic 2018 are Wymondham Town Ladies, making their debut at this level end the year in their highest position of the campaign up into 5th ending the year with a home win against one of the early pacesetters, Essex side Brentwood Town Ladies. Laura Nicholls enjoying a great year in front of goal leading the way in the scoring charts put Wymondham into the lead in the 21st minute of the game. Brentwood coming back to level 15 minutes later Leah Cowan first to a loose ball to fire in the equaliser. Wymondham restoring the lead late in the first half with Hannah Waters firing in her 19th goal of the season to make it 2-1. 10 minutes gone in the 2nd half and Chelsea Clarke fired in a shot across the keeper to make it 3-1 to the hosts. Wymondham enjoying a got run to end the year 6 unbeaten in a great position now to kick on in 2019.

ERWFL Division One

   Every week the title battle at the top of ERWFL Division One takes a new twist remains as exciting as it has been with no clues yet as to who might emerge on top come the end of the season. Essex side Bowers & Pitsea Ladies with a strong run of results at the end of the year unbeaten in 8 matches now moving to the top of the table.

  Were at home this Sunday taking on Bishops Stortford Ladies. The hosts getting off to a fantastic start taking the lead inside the first minute Sophie Dowman scoring the goal. Bowers & Pitsea pressing forwards creating plenty of opportunities it wasn’t until the 39th minute that they doubled the lead, Danielle Styles finding the back of the net to make it 2-0. Georgia Fraser scoring Bowers & Pitsea’s 3rd goal with the game moving into the final 20 minutes. Dowman on target with goals in the 76th & 81st minute to complete a hat-trick and take her onto 9 goals for the season Bowers & Pitsea winning the game 5-0 to see them stay top going into 2019.

   If current form continues then the side in the strongest position to challenge for the ERWFL Division One title are newly promoted St Ives Town Ladies the Cambridgeshire side 2nd going into the New Year are unbeaten from 10 played two points behind Bowers & Pitsea with two games in hand. Ended the year with an away trip to fellow promoted side Newmarket Town Ladies on Sunday. The two sides enjoying some good encounters whilst playing in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership together. Both starting life at the higher level well, Newmarket in 5th spot. St Ives edging the first half leading 1-0. Kira Markwell making an excellent save denying Newmarket, who saw a goal ruled out. The 2nd half seeing both sides score Laura Bailey’s goal not enough for Newmarket with St Ives winning 2-1. Top scorer Tierney Coulson scoring from the penalty spot with Hannah Seymour-Shove also scoring. A whole calendar year unbeaten in the league for St Ives.

  Stevenage Ladies Reserves long time leaders of Division One slipping to 3rd in the table late on dropping points for the 3rd successive match in the league. Were away this Sunday taking on Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies. The hosts leading the game at half-time, Kristina O’Connell’s strike from outside the box finding it’s way into the back of the net in the 33rd minute. Stevenage getting back on level terms 7 minutes into the 2nd period with Gemma Biggadike scoring her first of the campaign to make it 1-1. Melody Jones making just her 2nd appearance for Stevenage shooting from outside the area in the 77th minute getting her first goal in the process to make it 2-1 to the visitors. The game deep into stoppage time and Hoddesdon found an equalising goal themselves to see the game end 2-2 and the sides take home a share of the points. 

The Round-Up – ERWFL 02/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 2nd December

ERWFL Premier Division 

The lead changes at the top of the ERWFL Premier Division once again, Peterborough Northern Star Ladies going top last Sunday weren’t in action this time around, Acle United Women travelling down to White Hart Lane to play bottom side Haringey Borough Women on Sunday a repeat of the fixture that settled the title on the final day 2 season’s ago. Much has changed since then Haringey with a much changed squad struggling, Acle getting the better of them despite a lacklustre performance winning by a single goal to take the 3 points back to Norfolk with them. The winning goal coming in the 34th minute moments after Haringey had almost opened the scoring themselves, defender Grace Parker rising inside the box to score from a Broghan Scully free-kick. Acle go top and would have regardless of the result of this game as they have been awarded the 3 points for 2 fixtures in October their opponents unable to field a side on both occasion’s giving Acle a 6 point lead at the top.

Acle United Women’s, Grace Parker

It was a below par performance last Sunday away to Acle that saw Hertfordshire side, Royston Town Ladies loose for the 1st time this season. Bounced back with a win on home soil this Sunday to climb up into 2nd spot in the Premier Division. Were hosting Colney Heath Ladies despite a slow start to the game Royston opened the scoring with Hayley Elderd setting up Joanne Rutherford to score. Rutherford with the assist as Charlotte South put the ball into the back of the net for a 2-0 half-time lead. Elderd getting a goal for Royston in the 2nd half to secure a 3-0 victory.

   Bedford Ladies were at home in the Premier Division on Sunday taking on Suffolk’s AFC Sudbury Ladies. The hosts results a mixed bag this season so far, secure victory this weekend after 2 successive defeats to sides challenging for the title. Goals from Carissa Kaczorowski, Michelle Byrne, Maya Sidhu & Paige Abraham seeing Bedford win the game 4-0.

  An interesting title battle emerging Acle on top for now have played (well more shown as played) than anyone else, Cambridge City Ladies distracted by cup matches have been frustrated observers now 4th but still with a 100% record, a few more twists and turns yet this season I’m sure.

ERWFL Division One

There is an equally intriguing title battle emerging in ERWFL Division One, a host of sides chasing early pacesetters, Stevenage Ladies Reserves their lead having been eroded down to 2 points last Sunday in a 6-5 defeat away to Bowers & Pitsea Ladies, their home game this Sunday against Histon Ladies falling foul to the weather, the gap is now down to just a point!

  Bowers & Pitsea Ladies in confident mood were at home again this Sunday facing a tough challenge against league newcomers St Ives Town Ladies who themselves in 3rd spot have enjoyed a great start to life at the higher level the Cambridgeshire side, unbeaten from 7 played. Two sides full of attacking potential it was a tighter affair at the back for the Essex side this time around, Kira Markwell in top form in the St Ives goal keeping them form scoring. Equally the St Ives attack was unable to breach the Bowers & Pitsea defence at the other end the game ending 0-0 both sides moving one point closer to Stevenage.

St Ives Town Ladies goalkeeper, Kira Markwell

   Another Essex side capitalising on that result are Hutton Ladies as they pick up the 3 points away from home on Sunday to move into 2nd spot a point behind the leaders themselves now. Were on the road taking on Hertfordshire’s Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies. 30 goals for the season now for Vicky Kinsman what an inspiring signing she has been for Hutton, hitting another two goals into the back of the net those 30 coming from 13 appearances. Laura Allen also getting in on the goals as Hutton ran out 3-0 winners, 3 point separating the top 4 sides now.

  Newmarket Town Ladies are also in the hunt as they win big at the weekend to move into 5th 4 points from the top. At home on Sunday were taking on Hatfield Peverel Ladies. Newmarket’s squad now starting to grow after a few departures during the close season. Leading comfortably 3-0 at the break were ruthless in the 2nd half going on to record a double figure win. Lauren Deller marking her 50th appearance for Newmarket with a brace, also a brace for Jess Linger, Sarah O’Rourke on the scoresheet too with a goal. Newmarket’s other 5 goals all 1st’s for their new signings, Abbi Griffin of course a familiar making a welcome return to the club getting her 1st goal. Katie Webb with her first goal since rejoining having been with Newmarket at youth level, and there was a hat-trick for Annabel Cuthbert on her home debut. A welcome return to winning ways after a run of 3 straight defeats in league and cup. 

  Lawford Ladies make up the top 6 in Division One and are just a point further back in the table 6 behind Stevenage. An away trip for the Essex side on Sunday taking on Bishops Stortford Ladies. Tess Ryan getting a hat-trick for Lawford, captain Daisy Canny hitting another brace moves her onto 12 goals for the season, Tyler Christou also getting a goal in a 6-2 win. Jemma Good and Poppy Kelly with the goals for Bishops Stortford.




The Round-Up – ERWFL 18/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th November

ERWFL Premier Division

As with the previous Round-Up the ERWFL fixture list like the the FAWNL was severely reduced due to clubs scattering to take part on their various County Cup competitions at the weekend with just the two games taking place across the 2 divisions. 

  In the Premier Division, Harlow Town Ladies were playing host to AFC Dunstable Ladies, Goals from Abbey Dell, Olivia Steele and Tayla Handscombe seeing Harlow score 3, but a battling display from AFC Dunstable saw them earn a 5th point of the season as they drew 3-3 thanks to 2 goals from Storm Sherry Burrows and a 1st goal for defender Tanya Blacksley. The point seeing both move up a place Harlow Town back into the top half of the table.

ERWFL Division One 

 All very tight in the top half of the ERWFL Division One table and with just the one fixture taking place this Sunday 2nd spot was up for grabs as Bowers & Pitsea Ladies hosted fellow Essex side Hatfield Peverel Ladies on Sunday. Sluggish in the first half, Hatfield Peverel were holding Bowers & Pitsea to a goalless draw at the half-time interval. A better start to the 2nd half for Bowers & Pitsea however as they broke the deadlock in the 51st minute, Danielle Styles scoring to fire them into the lead. The advantage doubled just 6 minutes later with Sophie Dowman scoring to make it 2-0. Into the final 15 minutes as Abbie Simmonds found the back of the net to make it 3-0 an secure the win for Bowers & Pitsea a put them 2nd in the table. Undefeated in 4 league games now including 3 wins. A couple of big games coming up, 1st up in midweek this Thursday are at home to Charlton Athletic Women in the quarter finals of the Bostik Women’s Cup. Followed on Sunday with a home game against the league leaders Stevenage Ladies Reserves. 




The Round-Up – ERWFL 11/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th November

ERWFL Premier Division

With Premier Division leaders, Cambridge City Ladies flying the flag for the ERWFL in the FA Women’s Cup this Sunday it was an opportunity for the chasing sides to try and close the gap at the top of the table. 2nd placed Royston Town Ladies were on the road taking on Bedford Ladies. The visitors dropping points for the first time this season in a 4-4 draw against Wymondham Town Ladies last time out, took the lead against Bedford, Danielle Carty striking the ball in from a free-kick. Hayley Elderd doubling the advantage for Royston with a volley into the top corner. Bedford fought their way back into the game coming back to level the score with Michelle Byrne and Sophie Mulvihill on target to make it 2-2. Royston’s getting back into the lead with a strike from Rebecca Scott, her 4th goal of the season winning the game for Royston who move to within 2 points of Cambridge City Ladies.

   Also joining Royston on 19 points, moving into 3rd on goal difference are Peterborough Northern Star Ladies. An 88th winning goal from Emma Pollard seeing them fight back from being 3-1 against fellow title hopefuls, Acle United Women on Sunday. Acle travelling to Peterborough 4th versus 5th in the Premier Division. Grace Birchall putting the Norfolk side into the lead 11 minutes into the game. Peterborough’s Katie Steward getting the scores back on level terms before Acle restored their 1st half lead from the penalty spot, Birchall with her 2nd of the game. Acle 2-1 up at half-time extended the lead early in the 2nd half with a goal scored by Kate Pasque. Peterborough again finding a quick reply to get it back to 3-2, Steward with her 2nd of the game. Into the final 10 minutes, Peterborough awarded a free-kick, Steward taking it scoring from 30 yards out to complete her hat-trick taking her onto 8 for the season, briefly level with top scorer Emma Pollard who bagged the winning goal 2 minutes from time running onto a through ball beating the keeper and scoring the 4-3 win moving Peterborough up to 3rd.

   Wymondham Town Ladies won at the weekend to take them up into the top half of the Premier Division table. Hosting bottom side Haringey Borough Women on Sunday. Mollie O’Callaghan opening the scoring for the hosts in the 15th minute. Top scorer Laura Nicholls putting Wymondham 2 nil up 5 minutes later added another in the 36th. 3-0 up and deep into 1st half stoppage time Wymondham were awarded a penalty, vice-captain Leah Newcombe sending the ball home from the spot to put Wymondham 4-0 up. Further chances created but no more goals until the final minute, Hannah Waters finding the back of the net for 5-0, time for another in the 90th minute Nicholls completing another hat-trick to secure a 6-0 win.

   Also winning by 6 goals at the weekend were Essex side, Harlow Town Ladies as they to move up a place to 7th in the Premier Division table winning away to Suffolk’s AFC Sudbury Ladies. Lily Bruno scoring a hat-trick moves onto 8 goals for the season. Goals to for Abbey Dell, Tayla Handscombe and Chloe Bassett to seal a comfortable 6-0 away win.

Harlow Town Ladies, Lily Bruno

   A win at last in the league for Colney Heath Ladies after a promising start taking 4 points from their opening two league games, haven’t got a point since then losing 5 in a row in the Premier Division. The bad run halted at home on Sunday as Colney Heath played host to AFC Dunstable Ladies who themselves were coming into the game off the back of their 1st win of the season. The hosts opening the scoring from a free-kick a 2nd goal coming through Nicola Hollick, Colney Heath 2-0 at the break.Kelly Glynn making it 3-0. Dunstable pulling a goal back Sophie Bailey with a long range shot to make it 3-1. Adrienne Milton firing in a goal late on to secure a 4-1 win for Colney Heath.

ERWFL Division One

 In ERWFL Division One, leaders Stevenage Ladies Reserves open up a 7 point lead at the top of the table coming out on top in a 7 goal thriller away to Lawford Ladies on Sunday. Emily Schofield putting Stevenage into the lead, Lawford coming back quickly to make it 1-1 had further chances in the 1st half, Stevenage though getting back in front Nicole Emmings scoring to make it 2-1. Lawford scoring a further two goals with Jasmine Cox, Daisy Canny and Ella Boyden all on the scoresheet a goal from Hannah Marshall plus a 2nd from Emmings seeing Stevenage clinch a 4-3 to pull away at the top. 

That defeat for Lawford, coupled with no game for 3rd placed Newmarket Town Ladies and County cup action for 2nd placed St Ives Town Ladies presented an opportunity for 5th and 6th placed Hutton Ladies and Bowers & Pitsea Ladies to make ground in what is a very tight race behind the leaders. The Essex pair meeting at Bowers & Pitsea on Sunday. Sophie Dowman opening the scoring putting Bowers & Pitsea 1-0 up in the 1st half with her 5th goal of the season. Hutton came back to level the scores top scorer Vicky Kinsman finding the back of the net for her 23rd goal of the season. The score all square at 1-1 at half-time it was Hutton who took the lead early in the 2nd half, Kinsman with her 2nd of the match. Bowers & Pitsea’s turn to pull the scores level as 12 minutes later their top scorer Danielle Styles scored from an acute angle to make it 2-2 with her 7th of the season. Both pushing for a winning goal late on neither could having to settle for a share of the points, enough to move Hutton into 3rd position in the table whilst Bowers & Pitsea climb to 5th spot just a point behind the 3 sides above them.

  Hoddesdon Town Ladies in 7th position are just 2 points of that group themselves won the 3 points at home on Sunday to win for the 3rd time in the league this season at home to Hertford Town Ladies. Rebecca Scola scoring her 1st goal since her return to Hoddesdon putting them into the lead in the 14th minute. 1-0 it remained until the final 22 minutes, Kristina O’Connell netting for the 6th time this season to double the lead and secure a 2-0 win for Hoddesdon.

   At long last Bishops Stortford Ladies can celebrate a victory in the league, their last ERWFL Division One win coming at the very start of last season’s campaign. Has been a tough time for the club since the players and staff sticking together through those difficult times often short on numbers. 3 points on the board after more than 12 months. Were at home taking on Hatfield Peverel Ladies, themselves struggling in the league since promotion this season. A purple patch for Bishops Stortford with 5 goals scored in the space of 7 first half minutes doing the damage, Jemma Good scoring her 1st of the season in the 28th minute. Captain Brogan McHale scoring a minute later, Teigan McHale not long after with her 1st of the season. Broghan McHale getting a 2nd then Heather Martin making it 5-0 in the 35th minute. Broghan McHale going on to add her 3rd and complete a hat-trick on the hour to see Bishops Stortford win the game… and finally get a tag in The Round-Up.




The Round-Up – ERWFL 04/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 4th November

ERWFL Premier Division

The battle at the top of the ERWFL continues to intensify with the 4 of the top 5 all winning at the weekend. Leaders Cambridge City Ladies remain 3 points clear at the top as they recorded a 7th straight league win to maintain their 100%. A trip to The Harlow Arena on Sunday to play Harlow Ladies. Kaydee King and Lily Bruno on target with a goal each for Harlow not enough as Cambridge hit them for 5 up the other end, have goalscorers all over the pitch with Laura Mills, Erin Davies, Bella Simmons and Shannon Shaw all adding a goal to their accounts this season along with a 1st goal of the season for Lauren Tomlinson.

    Royston Town Ladies were the other side in the ERWFL Premier Division defending a 100% start to the season going into Sunday’s game. The Hertfordshire side at home to Wymondham Town Ladies. The Norfolk side taking the lead on the half hour Kayleigh Holloway scoring the goal from a Betty Fretwell free-kick. Top scorer, Laura Nicholls scoring Wymondham’s 2nd just 5 minutes later her shot smashing in off the underside of the bar. Royston pulling a goal back with 3 minutes left in the 1st half Joanne Rutherford from the penalty spot. A 2-1 lead for Wymondham at the break.

   Rutherford with her 2nd of the match bringing Royston back to 2-2 in the 53rd minute, Wymondham responding straight away, Hannah Waters scoring to restore Wymondham’s lead. That only lasted a minute however as Hayley Elderd hit a screamer, scoring to make it 3-3. Past the hour and Wymondham edged themselves into the lead again Waters scoring her 2nd getting onto the end of another Fretwell set-piece. Royston coming back once again Georgia Gannaway with her 1st touch after coming on making it 4-4 with 25 minutes left. The points shared in the finish 4-4! Royston dropping points for the 1st time this season. Wymondham with a new signing, Jordan Arnoup recently with Ipswich Town Women a very strong addition to their squad.

  Points dropped for Royston Town Ladies a bonus for Brentwood Town Ladies as the Essex side get back to winning ways after 2 straight defeats in the league to climb back into 2nd spot. Victory coming at home on Sunday as they entertained bottom side, Haringey Borough Women. Both Marie Barker and Leah Cowan netting a brace for Brentwood their were goals too for Danielle Butler, Sophie Lovell and top scorer Georgia Holdaway in a 7-0 success.

   It was the ERWFL Premier Division were the football action on Women’s Football East came from a trip to the FDC Flegg to watch 4th placed Acle United Women play 6th placed Bedford Ladies. A fast paced game that was played at a high tempo, Acle with a confident start showed their attacking intent from the very start. It was Bedford though who would open the scoring a counter attack, Carissa Kaczorowski making a run into the channel left side bearing down on the box, goalkeeper Amy Bell rushing out to close her down, Kaczorowski lifting it over her to send the ball into the goal beyond. Acle weren’t too long in finding a reply a free-kick on the left lifted into the box, runners from the edge of the area the ball turned home by captain Megan Todd. The home side pressing Bedford back looking for further goals chances came and went into the last five minutes of the half Todd picking up the ball 25 yards out a run in field and shoots the ball rifled pass the keeper into the back of the net 2-1. Substitute Kate Pasque rising in the area meet a right wing cross, not connecting with the ball as she had intended but nevertheless effective knocked down back across the goal into the bottom corner for Acle’s 3rd. Todd completing a 1st half hat-trick right at the end of the half a free header inside the six yard box the ball played in from the right. 

  Acle leading 4-1 at half-time in control of the game started in the same vein 2nd half on the offensive, Bedford unable to get anything going in attack. A free-kick on the left played into the area near post Todd with the run to meet it scoring her 4th of the match Acle’s 5th. A dominant display from Acle, Bedford frustrated not their afternoon, backs to the wall they managed to pull a goal back winning a corner the ball headed out to the left retrieved, Priya Bhatti with Maya Sidhu the long range shot on finding it’s way in across the six yard box. A coming together in the box saw Acle’s Amy Bell injured needing to come off Rhianne Brister donning the gloves for the final 15 minutes. Acle continued to attack won a penalty off the frustrated Bedford back line, Ceira Flatt brought down in the box taking the spot kick scoring her 1st goal of the season high into the net. Into stoppage time and Bedford grabbed another goal a free-kick from Michelle Byrne fired high into the box the bounce taking the ball up over the keeper and in. Acle winning 6-3.

   Peterborough Northern Star Ladies, in  5th spot joining Acle United Women and Royston Town Ladies on 16 points with victory away to Colney Heath Ladies on Sunday. The visitors taking a first half lead through Chanade Henderson scoring from a free-kick, the lead doubled before Colney Heath pulled one back, Nicola Hollick scoring. Half-time 2-1 to Peterborough Northern Star they added a further goal in the 2nd period to win the game 3-1 to take the 3 points. Katie and Cassie Steward with the goals.

   A first win of the season for AFC Dunstable Ladies who at one point had given notice to withdraw from the ERWFL before the season started a difficult start just a point on the board were at home to fellow strugglers AFC Sudbury Ladies on Sunday. move above them courtesy of goals from, Victoria Allen, Kerry Straton and a brace for Storm Sherry Burrows. 4-0 the winning margin.

ERWFL Division One

The table adjusted in ERWFL Division One following the sad withdrawal of Ipswich Wanderers Ladies sees the sides that gained points against them have them scrubbed off their tally, including league leaders Stevenage Ladies Reserves their lead now 4 points.

  2nd placed St Ives Town Ladies also losing those points won them back on Sunday at home as they took on Essex side, Hatfield Peverel Ladies. Tierney Coulson scoring a goal to put her into double figures for the season after 7 appearances. A goal each too for Katie and Georgia Stancombe, whilst Harriet Ford netted her 1st goal of the season in a 4-0 win.

   Hutton Ladies leap frog above their weekends opponents Lawford Ladies to move into 4th position in Division One. The Essex sides meeting at Lawford on Sunday. A brace from top scorer Vicky Kinsman has an incredible 22 goals already this season from 10 appearances, since joining the club over the close season, Rosi Webb also on the scoresheet for Hutton has 11 goals now from her 9 appearances this season. Hutton winning 3-1, Jasmine Cox with the goal for Lawford.

  Histon Ladies were at home on Sunday taking on Hertford Town Ladies at the Glassworld Stadium. The home side holding a 2-0 advantage at half-time, Katie Webb scoring both goals. Involved in the build-up as Histon took a 3-0 lead early in the 2nd half Katie Seagrave scoring from close range. Georgia Day scoring soon after to secure a 4-0 win for Histon pulling them clear of the bottom 3.




Match Report – Acle United Women v Bedford Ladies

Sunday 4th November

ERWFL Premier Division

Back to it after a weekend off, the football action resumes on Women’s Football East with a trip east across Norfolk to watch a game from the ERWFL Premier Division, Acle United Women v Bedford Ladies.

  Is a tightly contested league with just 6 points separating the top six sides. Promotion to the FAWNL the aim for all. Today’s clash sees 4th v 6th in the league. The current top two win 100% winning starts Cambridge City Ladies and Royston Town Ladies whilst 3rd placed Brentwood Town Ladies had a run of 5 straight wins that saw them leading the table early on too. Peterborough Northern Star Ladies also looking strong in the top half with just the one loss so far this season.

   A new name for Acle United this season as they make the switch from Ladies to Women. The Norfolk side will be targeting the title having narrowly missed out on top spot in the previous two seasons their title charge going all the way to the final games of the season. Both seeing a fixture pile up towards the end with a frustrating lack of games in the first half of the campaign. Regional league sides more often than not involved in the early stages of the Women’s FA Cup and County Cup competitions often seeing league games put back and then of course theirs the weather.

  Acle play on an all weather pitch at the FDC Flegg  in Martham only played twice at home so far this season both in August have been frustrated by 2 postponements from the opposition so far in October both games likely to be awarded to Acle which will see further changes to the table. 

 Bedford Ladies were undefeated in their opening 4 games which included a 2-2 with Acle United Women in the reverse fixture back in September. A pair of successive losses followed by 2 successive league wins keeps Bedford the last a 5-3 win over Brentwood Town Ladies keeps them well and truly involved in the battle for top positions. Have shown they can beat anyone on their day the trip to Acle the longest one of the season a few difficulties for some of the squad getting to the ground.

  A pleasant start to November the weather dry, a little chilly wind gets up. The FDC Flegg, Acle United Women’s home venue for the league. An artificial playing surface, is one of the smallest pitches around. Hot drinks available via a vending machine, the viewing area down one side of the pitch. 

Acle United Women starting XI – Amy Bell, Anna Larkins, Naomi Cooper, Grace Parker, Chloe Shields, Broghan Scully, Ciera Flatt, Lauren Bullard, Olivia Mungham-Gray, Megan Todd (C) & Grace Birchall. Subs – Rhianne Brister, Kate Pasque, Amber Rowland, Kirstie Kindred & Rosie Filby.

Bedford Ladies starting XI – Lauren Webb, Paige Abraham, Sophie Mulvihill, Priya Bhatti, Gemma Franklin, Amy Magnus, Michelle Byrne, Jodie Molloy, Lily Eaton & Carissa Kaczorowski. Subs – Ashley-Louise Emerton & Mollie Robinson.

(roll on roll off substitutes)

  A minutes silence held before the match, remembrance for lost in conflicts, the ending of World War I a 100 years ago. Thoughts to for the lives lost in the Leicester City helicopter crash. 

  Acle to get the game underway kicking off the 1st half wearing black and white vertical striped shirts, black shorts with black and white hooped socks. Bedford wearing blue and black vertical striped shirts, with black shorts and socks. The ball put out to Anna Larkins at right back played long diagonally through the middle captain Megan Todd the target the pass too heavy enabling the Bedford defence to clear. The visitors winning a free kick inside the Acle half left of the centre circle put long up into the area the Acle defence comfortable defending.

   Amy Bell tested early on in the Acle goal producing a very good save as Bedford build on the left the ball rolled on, Lily Eaton getting hold of it outside the area cuts back inside getting a yard on the defence into the box drives a shot in low near post, Bell diving to her right gets down well to push the ball away for a corner. The corner from the left a good delivery over Acle’s Grace Parker as she jumps for it, comes unexpectedly to the Bedford attacker beyond the header instinctive the ball high over the bar.

   Acle make ground up the right wing a throw deep, Grace Birchall picking it up turns and fires a ball in from an acute angle, Lauren Webb gloving the ball down safely at her near post. Appeals for a penalty for Acle as Birchall is floored inside the box, the protests waved away. Webb with a great save denies Todd as she receives the ball from a throw in on the left 25 yards out comes inside before shaping to shoot a vicious effort driven in on target Webb throwing herself into the save getting a gloves on the ball to touch it onto the bar the ball out for a corner on the right.

Olivia Mungham-Gray carrying the ball forwards

  Acle starting well pressing bodies forwards on both flanks. Ceira Flatt in the middle for Acle a good pass put the the right finding Lauren Bullard, her cross into the box defended by Bedford’s Priya Bhatti heading the ball clear. A double change for Bedford, Mollie Robinson and Ashley-Louise Emerton coming on. 10 minutes played. 

  GOAL! A good start from Acle is undone as they are caught on the counter attack Bedford switch play quickly coming forwards Carissa Kaczorowski making a good run into the left channel receiving the ball is in behind heading for the box, Bell comes racing out to close her down sliding in, the Bedford attacker does well to lift her shot over the keeper and send the ball on into the back of the net to give the visitors the lead 0-1.

Carissa Kaczorowski opens the scoring for Bedford Ladies

   Paige Abraham back on for Bedford a brief interlude. Bhatti defending for the visitors challenging Birchall at the top of the area as Todd looks to play her in. A free-kick for Bedford right side, the captain, Jodie Molloy on the ball plays in diagonal to the left side Kaczorowski up attempts to flick the ball on with Abraham making a timely run in behind can’t quite pick her out. Abraham on the ball left side looks to be away running with the ball, Broghan Scully getting across slides in to tackle and win the ball back for Acle.

   GOAL! 8 minutes after conceding the opening goal Acle get back on level terms, win a free-kick on the left 35 yards out players lining up to attack a far post delivery, is a perfect ball fired into the area runners attacking it met by Todd and turned into the back of the net 1-1.

Megan Todd equalises for Acle United Women

   Acle press well play drawn over to the right side leaving those on the left to drift in unattended the cross coming in, Olivia Mungham-Gray in the area meeting it in front of goal her touch taking it up over the bar. Birchall sees a shot from outside the box deflected for a corner has picked up a slight knock comes off, Rhianne Brister coming on. Bedford struggle to get the ball away from the corner Acle laying the 18 yard box under siege, balls in blocked before a sliced clearance takes the ball away for another corner. Swung in towards the far post attacked but the referees whistles brings the move to an end. 

  Eaton returns to the pitch for Bedford replacing Abraham. Is getting a little feisty, Bedford getting frustrated the ball not sticking can’t get anything substantial going in attack. Acle are getting the ball into the area from crosses but so far Webb is untroubled claiming everything. Amy Magnus drives forwards with the ball for Bedford played on for Kaczorowski closely marked by Grace Parker the central defender regaining possession.

  Molloy surges forwards with the ball has Eaton moving into space left given the ball Kaczorowski available coming over to support turns into the box closing in on goal her ball on charged down deflected behind for a corner. Bedford finding a bit of thrust in midfield able to able to counter attack more effectively, Acle turn play round quickly a cross field pass intercepted by Robinson headed back to Webb in the Bedford goal. 

Bedford Ladies, Paige Abraham

  Scully in the centre 30 yards out has the ball played into her from the left meeting it sweetly fires a fierce shot in towards goal late swerve on the shot Webb does well diving low to her left to make the save parrying the ball up and claiming it. The nature of the small pitch the game is played at a fast tempo players able to get forwards quickly, Acle’s finding the space better than Bedford. A double change for Acle as the game closes in on the final 5 minutes of the 1st half, Scully and Flatt coming off on come Amber Rowland and Kate Pasque coming on. 

GOAL! Acle take the lead building on the left the pass inside for Todd 25 yards out she carries the ball on across goal no-one closing her down as she runs across the D, lets fly with a quality strike that flies in towards goal left of Webb the keepers dive is too late the ball past strikes the back of the net 2-1.

   Acle are looking very strong towards the end of the 1st half, Rowland involved on their next build up winning the ball sprays play out to the left, Todd with Bullard, Rowland getting forwards receiving the ball 30 yards out looks to set up Bullard top of the D a curling effort that runs wide of the far post. A double substitution for Bedford with Gemma Franklin and Maya Sidhu returning to the game. 

GOAL! No sooner have they taken the lead then Acle go 2 goals up, attacking up the right side players getting up into the area a high ball comes in Pasque jumping to meet it with her head, not necessarily the part she intended but still effective as the ball in deflected down back across goal into the bottom corner 3-1 Pasque down in the box has a bloody nose.

In of the nose a goal for Acle United, Kate Pasque

   Pasque comes of so she can get cleaned up Birchall back on. Birchall with a tremendous strike from all of 30 yards out right side the lay off from Todd, the ball fired in across goal striking the bar. A hand ball from Parker spotted by the referee a late chance for Bedford to get the ball into the area, Molloy floats it in, claimed well by Bell as Bedford attackers converge.

GOAL! Right on the stroke of half-time Acle break up the other end and score a 4th goal, Bedford out of shape the hosts press forwards right side the cross put in to the six yard box Todd has closed in unmarked to head the ball down and across the keeper to claim her hat-trick 4-1.

Half-time Acle United Women 4-1 Bedford Ladies

   A strong 1st half from Acle who lead 4-1 despite conceding the opening goal. Came back well 3 goals in the final stages of the first half putting them in a strong position, both goalkeeper making excellent saves. Alot of work for Bedford to do 2nd half they are to turn the result around, frustrated so far chances have been few and far between, Acle able to come forward at will.

Goalkeeper, Lauren Webb claiming the ball for Bedford Ladies

   Bedford to get the 2nd halfway. Possession lost the ball put on down the right the cross into the area taken low by Webb at her near post. Naomi Cooper getting forwards on the left side for Acle takes on the strike from distance her 25 yard effort taken cleaner by the keeper. More appeals for a penalty by Acle as a free-kick is put into the area fro the left but again the protests go no where. Birchall lively on the right side at the start of the 1st half  for Acle gets in behind cutting a cross in from the by-line flashing across the six yard box no one there to meet it, Sophie Mulvihill clearing for Bedford. 

Larkins supporting Birchall as both get forwards down the right receiving the inside pass 20 yards out her shot driven in blocked by Bhatti, the rebound coming to Pasque 22 yards out, leans back to shoot the ball rising over the bar. Acle starting the 2nd half well, Bedford cannot get out of their half, Larkins and Birchall again on the left combine this time Larkins inside putting the return ball into Birchall as she breaks down to the by-line her cross landing in the side netting. 

GOAL! The early pressure bringing a 5th goal a set-piece won outside the box top corner left side the ball floated in near post Todd making the run in around the Bedford defence getting to it first to turn the ball on to score her 4th of the game 5-1.

  Cooper with another powerful run forwards picks the ball up from Rowland left side smashes the ball from 25 yards out the attempt whistling over the crossbar. Mungham-Gray getting into an advanced position on the left sees her cross land on the roof of the net. Bedford are under siege everyone back to defend, Molloy doing well to tackle Pasque as she looks to turn and get a shot away. Mungham- Gray comes off for Acle, Rosie Filby coming on goes to left back Cooper moving over to the right. 

Bedford captain, Jodie Molloy with Acle United’s, Amber Rowland

  Birchall steals on to get hold of a loose ball at the back from Bedford, Mulvihill recovering well to get back to close the attacker down and win the ball. A rare chance for Bedford making ground on the right a throw played into Kaczorowski 30 yards out right turns well before letting loose a shot the ball over as it flies across goal. Kaczorowski with support from Sidhu this time the ball right side the cross/shot racing across the face of goal. 

Acle United’s, Chloe Shields

  Acle get away on the right Todd racing into space with the ball swings the cross in along the top of the six-yard box, Brister central, Birchall behind her with the acrobatic effort that rises up over the bar. Filby is clipped as she comes forwards with the ball left side a free-kick 25 yards out played into the box Birchall up near side the ball runs on to Todd close in at the far post, Webb at close range with an excellent stop to deny her another goal. Abraham comes back on for Bedford replacing Eaton. 

GOAL! Out of nothing Bedford pull a goal back as they win a corner up on the right side the ball attacked near side the header taking the ball wide across the area is picked up in the right, Bhatti after it has support from Sidhu the ball from distance fired back in towards goal finding it’s way across the six yard box and in 5-2.

  Acle undeterred come forwards in numbers as Pasque claims possession in the middle drives on options left and right goes right the cross into the area Cooper with the low effort lacks the power to trouble the keeper. Brister comes off for Acle on comes Kirstie Kindred as the game enters the final 15 minutes.

   Abraham’s steals in behind the Acle defence as the diagonal ball comes in, Abraham’s into the box chasing the ball hasn’t seen the offside flag up against her, Bell sliding in gets hold of the ball as the attacker goes for it the pair coming together play stopped but their is a problem for Bell she is down needs treatment. A lengthy delay, Brister volunteers to don the gloves if needed, she is Bell can’t continue has take a nasty one on the knee is helped off, the goalkeeper letting her frustration out on the dugout. Flatt also returning to the action. 

Bedford Ladies, Michelle Byrne

  Both sides are getting wound up niggly and not so niggly free-kicks given away the banter to getting stronger. Injury sees Filby needing to come of Mungham-Gray comes back on. 

GOAL! A free-kick on the left a result of the latest knock the ball put in Flatt making the run around the defence to attack it near post is blatantly shoved over by Robinson leaving the referee with the easiest decision he needs to make all game a penalty. Flatt to take goes for power a rising effort Webb tries to get to by is too strong 6-2.

Ciera Flatt scorer of Acle’s 6th goal from the penalty spot

   Plenty of play left with the stoppages 8 all in, another free-kick for Acle on the left the ball floated in near side Byrne rising well to head clear for Bedford clearing it for a throw. Mulvihill winning the header for Bedford this time. Acle continue to press Todd putting a free-kick over the bar. Bhatti cutting out a cross from Todd. A corner for Acle goes long attacked by Flatt at the far post the ball dropping wide of the upright. 

GOAL! Into the closing minutes of stoppage time the ball inside the Acle half Bedford win a free-kick wide on the left a far distance out, Byrne on the ball plays a high delivery into the area landing in the six yard box the ball bouncing high loops up over the keeper and in 6-3.

Full time Acle United Women 6-3 Bedford Ladies

  The last action of the game Acle running out 6-3 winners. A good result but one that would tell a very different story on it’s own. Acle were by far the better side today deserving of the win. Dominating for large portions of the game scored 6 goals should have had more. Not Bedford’s day by a long way and no doubt are far better, one to chalk off on the back foot for the most part will still look back and say they scored 3 goals and if you’re going to do that on a bad day… Both goalkeepers with some excellent saves.

Women’s Football East – Player of the Match

   Time for this afternoon’s Women’s Football East – Player of the Match.  A good afternoon for Acle some good performances out there, Grace Birchall with some good attacking runs should have had a goal too, Chloe Shields at the back hardly gets a mention in the report never put a foot wrong in defence. She’s won this before for Acle and I have to put her forwards this time too not only scoring 4 well worked and different goals but also the leadership shown in the middle the Player of the Match goes to Megan Todd.

Acle United Women’s captain, Megan Todd

  A good return to action after my mini-break, preparing for winter now so a bit of nicer weather to start November was welcome. My thanks as always to both sides for their help with the team details. It’s going to be interesting watching how the ERWFL Premier Division title race pans out.




The Round-Up – ERWFL 28/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th October

It’s sad news to begin this weeks Round-Up with the news that Ipswich Wanderers Ladies are to withdraw from the league. A tough decision for all involved but struggling for numbers to fulfil fixtures the club had little choice. Long time members of the ERWFL they will be missed wishing everyone involved with the club all the best for the future and to those players in their search for a new club.

ERWFL Premier Division

Cambridge City Ladies continue their 100% winning start to the league campaign in the ERWFL Premier Division making it 6 from 6 with victory at home to AFC Dunstable Ladies this Sunday to go 3 points clear at the top. A brace for Erin Davies sees her goals tally move into double figures for Cambridge City. Laura Mills the clubs top scorer also on the scoresheet moves onto 13. Winger, Charlotte Gillies getting a goal to as Cambridge City ran out 4-0 winners keeping their first clean sheet in the league in the process.

   Also making a 100% winning start to the season in the Premier Division are Royston Town Ladies a 5th straight win for them lifting them up into 2nd spot. Royston’s record looked under threat  after they found themselves   2 goals down away from home to former Premier Division leaders Brentwood Town Ladies. A 5 game winning streak for Brentwood seeing the Essex side go top, that run ending last time out away to Bedford, goals from Danielle Butler and Kirsty Knight seeing them make a great start. Royston though were to fight back, Amy Cooper pulling a goal back, Royston’s captain with her 1st goal of the season. Teonie Peyton with 2 goals for Royston on her debut a fortnight ago found the back of the net once again to level things up at 2-2. Hayley Elderd’s 6th goal of the season winning the match for Royston as they come back to win 3-2.

   Acle United Women climb up to 4th in the Premier Division after victory in Sunday in their Norfolk derby away to Wymondham Town Ladies. A tight contest between the sides Acle getting their noses in front early on, Grace Birchall scoring for the 11th time this season. Managed to keep Wymondham at bay up the other end to claim the win. All very tight in the top half of the Premier Division with 3 points separating 2nd to 6th, Cambridge City know they are all waiting should they slip up.

  Harlow Town Ladies move onto double figures for the season up to 7th right behind the sides hoping to chase down the leaders getting back to winning ways in the league with victory away to Haringey Borough Women this Sunday. There were braces for both, Lily Bruno and Poppy Binding as the Essex side got the 3 points courtesy of a 4-1 win.

ERWFL League Cup

  League Cup weekend with 4 ties contested in the 2nd Round this Sunday all high scoring affairs with the sides from the Premier Division entering in the 3rd Round.

   Bowers & Pitsea Ladies travelling to Cambridgeshire to play Histon Ladies. The Essex side going 1-0 up inside the opening 5 minutes with Georgia Fraser on target with the goal. Fraser striking again past the hour hour to double Bowers & Pitsea’s advantage. 4 minutes later Louise Daley found the back of the net to see the 1st half end with Bowers & Pitsea 3 goals to the good. Keeping Histon out the other end, the lead was extended 11 minutes from time, Eloise Ives scoring the 4th goal.

   A 7 goal thriller between Newmarket Town Ladies and Lawford Ladies in the 2nd Round of the League Cup, a recent 2-2 draw between the sides 3rd and 4th in Division One, Lawford Ladies made the better start getting themselves into a 3-0 lead. Newmarket fought back well getting 3 goals themselves, Brooke Wickens, Jess Linger and Yasmin Woodfield the scorers. Lawford edging the win as they added a 4th goal to see them progress to the 3rd Round, captain Daisy Canny with a brace. Top scorer Jasmine Cox also on target with her 15th goal of the season and making just her 2nd start for Lawford Tess Ryan scored her 1st goal too.

It was a 9 goal thriller in Hertfordshire with Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies hosting St Ives Town Ladies in the 2nd Round of the League Cup. A goalless draw between the sides as they met just a fortnight ago. A total contrast this Sunday both sides on the attack Hoddesdon opening the scoring with Rosy Wodhams making it 1-0 in the 8th minute. St Ives Town coming back to level the scores Tierney Coulson making it 1-1. The visitors going on to take the lead Coulson scoring her 2nd of the game. Hoddesdon’s turn to come back and level it up Grace Leslie firing the ball home from a free-kick to make it 2-2 in the 38th minute. The hosts retaking the lead themselves late in the 1st half, St Ives Town defender, Ellie Brown suffering a dislocated jaw needing hospital treatment.

  Hoddesdon extending their lead early in the 2nd half Hannah Kelly scoring to make it 4-2 with barely a minute played in the 2nd period. Coulson with a strike from outside the area pulling it back to 4-3 midway through the 2nd half. Into the final 10 minutes St Ives Town were awarded a penalty. Georgia Stancombe sending the ball home to bring it back to 4-4. Just a minute left to play and Coulson with her 4th of the match scoring to turn the game completely on its head and send St Ives Town though with a 5-4 win.

Tierney Coulson scoring 4 goals for St Ives Town seeing them progress in the League Cup

Also in the 2nd Round of the League Cup, Hutton Ladies were hosting Division One leaders Stevenage Ladies Reserves. A good first 45 minutes from the Essex side saw Hutton leading the game 3-0. Sydney Webb pulling one back for Stevenage on the hour. Hutton creating chances went on to score three more in the final 20 minutes to ease through to the 3rd Round with a 6-1 victory. Rosi Webb scoring a brace, there were goals for for Sally Appleton, Vicky Kinsman and Kayleigh Franklin with her 1st goal of the season.




The Round-Up – ERWFL 21/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 21st October

ERWFL Premier Division

Like the FAWNL it was a smaller fixture list in the ERWFL this Sunday with a large number of clubs involved in their various County Cup competitions, postponements too saw just 3 matches taking place but those saw some significant results.

  A 5th straight league win sees Cambridge City Ladies return to the top of the ERWFL Premier Division a big win too coming on the road against Suffolk sides AFC Sudbury Ladies. Laura Mills moving into double figures has 12 for the season now finding the back of the net 4 times on Sunday. Anna Goggin, Carla Penny and Erin Davies all scoring a brace the final score 11-1 with Shannon Shaw also on target with a goal for Cambridge City. Semma Halil with the consolation goal for Sudbury.

  Was a significant result too at the other end of the Premier Division a first point of the season for both AFC Dunstable Ladies and Haringey Borough Women as they fought out a goalless draw on Sunday. A long time coming for Haringey Borough having endured a tough season in the FAWNL before dropping back down to the ERWFL their first league point in 2018.

ERWFL Division One

One game in ERWFL Division One on Sunday with Essex side Bowers & Pitsea Ladies hosting Hertfordshire’s, Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies. Danielle Styles putting the hosts into a 5th minute lead, Bowers & Pitsea adding two further goals midway through the 2nd half, Georgia Fraser and then 3 minutes later Emma Mackie scoring to make it 3-0. Hoddesdon pulling a goal back before the half-time break following a scramble from a corner. The visitors getting it back to 3-2 early in the 2nd period fought back to level it a 3-3 with 79 minutes played. Scoring in the opening 5 minutes, Styles added her 2nd of the game 5 minutes from the end to seal the 4-3 win for Bowers & Pitsea Ladies moving them up to 6th and right back amongst the pack above looking to catch leaders Stevenage Ladies Reserves. Hoddesdon’s goalscorers Shannon Daly, Rosy Wodhams and Kristina O’Connell.




The Round-Up – ERWFL 14/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 14th October

ERWFL Premier Division

All change at the top of the ERWFL Premier Division after this Sunday’s results with leaders Brentwood Town Ladies unbeaten run coming to an end, and Cambridge City Ladies and Acle United Women 2nd and 3rd going into the weekend seeing their games called off dropping down the table as those below picked up the 3 points. Wet conditions everywhere.

   Brentwood Town Ladies had gone on a run of 5 straight league wins that had propelled them to the top of the Premier Division. Were away to one of those sides they had beaten in that run this Sunday, Bedford Ladies. A 2-1 win for Brentwood then much higher scoreline this time around as the sides found the back of the net for 8 goals. Another brace for Brentwood’s top scorer, Georgia Holdaway along with a goal for Leah Cowan seeing the visitors score 3, Bedford coming out on top hitting 5 in reply to end the Essex sides winning streak. Eden Kibron netting twice along with goals for Michelle Byrne, Catalina Costas and Sophie Mulvihill winning for Bedford 5-3.

   7 games unbeaten now for Peterborough Northern Star Ladies, including 4 straight league wins sees them climb up into 2nd position in the Premier Division table. Were at home on Sunday taking on Harlow Town Ladies. Katie Steward hitting a double to move her onto 4 goals for the season, Cassie Steward also scoring has 6 to her name. Emma Pollard currently Northern Star’s top scorer also getting on the scoresheet has 8. A 4-0 win for Peterborough Northern Star.

   Royston Town Ladies climb up to 3rd in the Premier Division as they continued their 100% winning start to the season with a 4th success on the road away to Suffolk side, AFC Sudbury Ladies on Sunday. Teonie Peyton scoring a double in her 1st start for Royston since joining from Cambridge United Women. Danielle Carty, Georgia Gannaway and Charlotte South all getting a goal to for Royston in a 5-0 victory.

   Wymondham Town Ladies also winning at home at the weekend to close the gap on the sides in the top half of the table their 3rd of the season coming against Colney Heath Ladies who saw manager Sam Wardle step down earlier in the week. Laura Nicholls opening the scoring for Wymondham in the 16th minute scoring from the penalty spot after Hannah Waters was fouled in the box. Waters herself making it 2-0 on the half hour. Mollie O’Callaghan adding a 3rd goal late in the 1st half there was still time for another goal Wymondham 4-0 up at the break with Nicholls getting her 2nd of the game. Wymondham going further ahead on the hour Nicholls completing her hat-trick also hit a 4th goal to make it 6-0 moving her onto 15 goals already this season from 7 appearances. The final score 7-0 to Wymondham with O’Callaghan scoring her 2nd of the game in the 83rd minute.

ERWFL Division One

 A clash between the top two in ERWFL Division One on Sunday with 2nd placed King’s Lynn Town Ladies hosting leaders Stevenage Ladies Reserves looking to close the 6 point gap. A recent meeting in the League Cup ending 5-4 to Stevenage, Sunday was another high scoring game but sadly for King’s Lynn Tow not the way they would have wanted as Stevenage went on to record a comfortable win to earn their 7th 3 point haul of the season. Erin Pope netting a hat-trick for Stevenage, their were goals to for Holly Darling, Hannah Marshall and Emily Schofield in a 6-1 win. Jodie Hopkins-Duckhouse scoring for King’s Lynn Town who slip to 5th in the Division One table.

  Plenty of sides battling for 2nd spot right now all hoping to chase down Stevenage who are now 7 points clear at the top. Moving back into 2nd spot winning away from home on Sunday are St Ives Town Ladies, the newly promoted team away to Ipswich Wanderers Ladies. Goals from Tierney Coulson, Georgia and Katie Stancombe and Connie Liddiard securing a 4-1 win for St Ives Town. Tanya McKew scoring for Ipswich Wanderers.

   A run of 6 league games unbeaten sees Newmarket Town Ladies keep pace with St Ives Town in 3rd position both sides joining from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership starting life at the higher level well, Newmarket finding their feet were hosting Essex side Bowers & Pitsea Ladies this Sunday. A goal from Brooke Wickens seeing Newmarket leading the game 1-0 at half-time scored in the 17th minute. Bowers & Pitsea coming back to level the scores with the game closing in on the hour Jennifer Lyttle scoring from a 40 yard free-kick. Into the final 15 minutes and Newmarket were awarded a penalty kick. Laura Bailey scoring from the spot for the 2nd successive game to put Newmarket back into the lead. Lauren Deller put through on goal late in the game to score and seal the 3-1 win for Newmarket.

  Lawford Ladies complete a trio of newly promoted sides in the top 4 of Division One. Unbeaten since the opening day of the season won their 4th league match of the season at home on Sunday playing Hertford Town Ladies. Goals for captain Daisy Canny, Tyler Christou, Sofia Serghiou and Erin Hornby seeing the Essex side win the game 4-0 to move into 4th.

   A gritty performance away from home saw Hatfield Peverel Ladies the other newly promoted side to the ERWFL pick up their 2nd league point of the season as they drew 0-0 with fellow Essex side Hutton Ladies on Sunday.

Hoddesdon Town Ladies won at the weekend to climb back up into the top half of the Division One table, were at home playing bottom side Bishops Stortford Ladies on Sunday. Natasha Crick putting Hoddesdon into the lead scoring with 5 minutes of the 1st half left to play. Rosy Woodhams extending Hoddesdon’s lead 10 minutes into the 2nd half. The 3 points secured in the 64th minute with Grace Leslie scoring her 1st goal for Hoddesdon since joining from Royston Town.




The Round-Up – ERWFL 07/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 7th October

ERWFL Premier Division

5 league wins in a row now for Brentwood Town Ladies as they extend their lead at the top of the ERWFL Premier Division. Go 5 points clear taking advantage of 2nd & 3rd placed Cambridge City Ladies and Acle United Women locking horns in the FA Women’s Cup. A gritty determined performance seeing Brentwood emerge 2-1 victors over Colney Heath Ladies at home on Sunday to keep their excellent run going.

   Also taking advantage of the FA Cup battle between 2nd and 3rd is Peterborough Northern Star Ladies 4 league matches unbeaten now in the Premier Division winning 3 in a row to move level on points in 4th with 3rd placed Acle United Women. On the road on Sunday were taking on AFC Sudbury Ladies. Cassie Steward and Emma Pollard both scoring a brace with Bronwyn Mulheron and Chanade Henderson also scoring a goal each in a 6-1 win. Rebecca Chandler scoring the goal for Sudbury.

  Royston Town Ladies are up to 5th in the Premier Division playing just their 3rd league game of the season keep up their 100% record a 3rd win coming away from home at bottom side Haringey Borough Women on Sunday. Rebecca Scott and Sammy Tinsley both getting two goals each their were further goals for Royston who went on to win the game 9-0. Danielle Carty, Francesca Smithers, Charlotte South, Hayley Eldred and Georgia Gannaway all on the scoresheet. Haringey still in search of their 1st league point.

  As are AFC Dunstable Ladies after they were beaten away from home against Bedford Ladies on Sunday. Bedford bouncing back after suffering 2 straight losses against the top two the sixth placed side winning the game 6-1. Eden Kibron scoring twice, two goals too for Carissa Kaczorowski. Lily Eaton and Jasmine Ajayi also scoring for Bedford.

ERWFL Division One

 Stevenage Ladies Reserves continue to set the pace in ERWFL Division One six points clear at the top as they recorded their sixth win of the season away to Hertford Town Ladies on Sunday. Daniela Martucci scoring a hat-trick moving her onto 13 goals from 8 appearances so far this season. Emily Schofield adding a goal too in a 4-1 win, moving her onto 7 goals so far this season.

   Matches involving King’s Lynn Town Ladies are averaging 7.8 goals a game so far this season, plenty of drama, climb into 2nd position in the Division One table after Sunday’s result a 2nd successive league win. There last 3 games featuring 9 goals each. Were at home playing Essex side Hutton Ladies this time around. The visitors having the better of the 1st half leading the game 3-0. King’s Lynn fighting back in the 2nd half Hutton adding a 4th goal, it wasn’t enough as King’s Lynn held a 5-4 advantage come the final whistle to claim the 3 points. Rosi Webb and another hat-trick for Victoria Kinsman taking her onto 16 goals for the season, from just 6 appearances. King’s Lynn winning the match thanks to goals from, Oksana Imanalijeva, Emma Corbyn and Rochelle Woods with Jodie Hopkins-Duckhouse netting a brace.

  St Ives Town Ladies extend their unbeaten start to the  season earning a point away from home on Sunday against Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies. Both sides creating chances to take more than a point from the game but ultimately defences on top the game ending in a goalless draw.

   A draw too between the sides immediately behind St Ives Town both also new to the league Newmarket Town Ladies hosting Lawford Ladies on Sunday. Lawford getting the lead Jasmine Cox on target to put the Essex side 1-0 up. Molly Agnew getting Newmarket back on level terms late in the 1st half. Again Lawford good back in front with Cox on target for her 2nd of the game. Newmarket digging deep awarded a penalty with 3 minutes left on the clock. Midfielder Laura Bailey stepping up and scoring from the spot to see the game end 2-2.

Newmarket Town Ladies, Laura Bailey (photo credit Gary Reed)

 Lastly it was a 1st win of the season in Division One for Ipswich Wanderers Ladies. On home soil sporting a new kit were taking on Hatfield Peverel Ladies. Madeleine Fairbrother making only her 2nd start scoring her 1st goals, a hat-trick for Ipswich Wanderers. Kristie Turner scoring a brace the winning score 6-0 with Lina Nagib also on target for the hosts.