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The Round-Up – Essex 24/11/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 24th November

Essex Women’s County Cup

One outstanding game from the 3rd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup played this weekend, Premier Division side Billericay Town Ladies Development at home to ERWFL side Hutton Ladies. The game postponed the weekend before. Hutton making a strong start to the season have Vicky Kinsman once again amongst the goals, on target to add four to her total rapidly closing in on 30 once again. Kate Lowen, Sally Appleton and captain Abigail Fry also amongst the goals as Hutton ran out 7-2 winners to set up a quarter final clash away to Premier Division leaders Collier Row Tigers. Grace Wooley and Tyler Christou scoring their first goals for Billericay.

4 goals at the weekend for Hutton’s Vicky Kinsman

Essex Women’s Premier Division

A reduced fixture list this weekend in Essex anyway was further hit by the weather with two games called off across both divisions. That left just the one game in the Premier Division with bottom club Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies away to Southend United Ladies. A tough start to the season for Beacon Hill Rovers bottom of the table without a point on the board after 7 games were at last celebrating their 1st league victory of the season coming off the back of their 1st win of the season in the Essex Women’s Trophy agianst Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves. Jo Smeaton with the goal first half her 6th of the season enough to clinch the 3 points.

Essex Women’s Division One

All of a sudden it’s getting very close in the middle of the Essex Women’s Division One table with 3 sides now all on 10 points 2 behind 3rd placed Runwell Sports Ladies. Two games played this weekend and good results at home for both Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development and Chigwell Ladies.

 Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development now up to 4th in the table undefeated in 3 winning 7 points, were at home to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves this Sunday a goal in each half from Lily Wilding with her 5th goal of the season to put Bowers & Pitsea 1-0 up at half-time. Captain Ellie Jones scoring a 2nd half penalty to put the hosts 2-0 up after grace Tebb-Reading was brought down inside the box. 

 Chigwell Ladies with a fantastic result at home against 3rd placed Runwell Sports Ladies at the weekend, 3 wins on the bounce now propelling them away from the bottom end of the table into 5th joining Bowers & Pitsea on 10 points, fielding the bare 11, Georgia Steele putting the ball into the back of the net twice scoring her first goals of the season for Chigwell, Karen Ulyatt with a goal too to see the game won 3-0.

The Round-Up – Essex 17/11/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 17th November

Essex Women’s County Cup

Plenty of cup action to be had across Essex this weekend too with the Women’s County Cup reaching the 3rd Round stage 8 sides vying for a quarter final spot where the 4 top ranked side in the county enter the competition. Saved the Essex Round-Up till last as the draw for the quarter finals was being made live on BBC Essex radio this evening. That to follow first the action… or lack of it for Billericay Town Ladies Development and Hutton Ladies as their match was sadly postponed will try again this coming Sunday. 

Three 3rd Round ties were played, AFC Basildon Women’s Development side were away taking on Essex Women’s Premier Division side Silver End United Ladies. Katie Whitehead putting Basildon 1-0 inside the opening 15 minutes, A deflected shot from Francesca Anunwa doubling the advantage 5 minutes later. Silver End getting it back to 2-1 with a penalty. Basildon 2-1 up at the break. Georgia Hyland with a 30 yard strike making it 3-1 to Basildon early in the 2nd half the 2 goal lead held to see them advance through to the quarter finals.

Leigh Ramblers Ladies newly promoted to the ERWFL were at home in the 3rd Round of the County Cup hosting Premier Division side Southend United Ladies. Leigh Ramblers with several players unavailable with one on the bench forced into an early substitution got themselves into a 2-0 lead. Southend playing well despite trailing creating opportunities but it was Leigh Ramblers who took theirs getting a further 2 to go 4-0 up. Southend continuing to battle pulling a goal back through Christina Fragnito on the volley. Kate Wiseman scoring also to bring it back to 4-2, Leigh Ramblers having enough to see them safely through to the quarter finals.

An all Premier Division tie saw new leaders Collier Row Tigers at home playing Chelmsford City Ladies in the 3rd Round of the County Cup on Sunday. A strong performance from Collier Row, Laura Bunton prolific in front of goal once again on target to score 5 goals to take her tally to 28 for the season. Roseanne Shafier moving into double figure for the season too netting a brace. Emily Dempsey also getting a goal in an 8-1 win. This despite ending with 10 players Emma Best sent off collecting 2 yellow cards. 

Match action from Collier Row Tigers v Chelmsford City (photo credit Ian Kendle)

The draw for the quarter finals of the Essex Women’s County Cup made a short while ago is as follows:-

   Collier Row Tigers v Billericay Town Ladies Development or Hutton Ladies

AFC Basildon Women Development v AFC Basildon Women

Harlow Town Ladies v Billericay Town Ladies

Bowers & Pitsea Ladies v Leigh Ramblers Ladies

Essex Women’s Trophy

This Sunday also saw the 1st Round of the Essex Women’s Trophy played, those sides knocked out of the 1st and 2nd Rounds of the County Cup going on to contest the Trophy 12 in all 4 receiving a bye straight to the quarter finals 4 games in the 1st Round. 

Lawford Ladies reached the final of the Trophy last season, have had a tough start to the season in ERWFL Division One were drawn at home to play Rayleigh Town Ladies newly promoted to the Essex Women’s Premier Division. Lawford showing signs of turning things around last weekend winning this weekend 4-1 to progress in the Trophy.

   Hutton Ladies Reserves causing an upset in the Trophy knocking out higher league opposition to make it into the quarter finals the Division One side hosting Premier Division side Frontiers Ladies at the weekend. A first goal of the season for Patricia Mcweeney along with a brace for Chloe Eastwell seeing Hutton clinch a narrow 3-2 victory.

  Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies without a point bottom of the Premier Division were hosting Division One side Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves in the 1st Round of the Trophy on Sunday. Leigh Ramblers getting a good draw against league leaders Corringham Cosmos last time out scoring twice. Beacon Hill Rovers with a much welcome win to progress, goals from Bethany Morrell and a brace for Emma Sach sealing a close 3-2 win both getting their first goals of the season. 

 Chigwell Ladies from Division One hosting Billericay Town Ladies Reserves in the Trophy 1st Round at the weekend, the visitors playing in the FAWNL Reserves league through to the quarter finals with a comfortable 9-0 win. Leigha Bradding-Butler scoring a hat-trick, there was also a brace for Amelie Johnson along with a goal each for Freya Fuller, Hannah Humm, Rosie Richards and Robyn Moody.

 The draw for the quarter finals of the Essex Women’s Trophy already made the 4 ties to be played in the New Year Sunday 19th January kicking off at 1:30pm:- 

  Lawford Ladies v Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development

Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves v Hutton Ladies Reserves

Holland Ladies v Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies

Aveley Ladies v Billericay Town Ladies Reserves

Essex Women’s Division One

  Two league games played this weekend both in Essex Women’s Division One. League leaders Corringham Cosmos Women further extending their grip at the top of the table now some 8 points clear of the rest winning away to 3rd placed Runwell Sports Ladies on Sunday. Top scorer Michelle Sumpter with a first half brace to move onto 14 for the season. Two goals for Runwell Sports with Anna Winfield and Marie Barker scoring, Corringham with a further 3 goals in the 2nd period to win the game 5-2, Rebecca and Sophie Corcoran with a goal apiece with Rachel Fleming scoring in between.

  A run of 3 straight defeats for 2nd placed Aveley Ladies seeing them fall away from the top after an impressive start. Brought that run to an end on Sunday at home as they clinched a point at home to Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development, the sides drawing 1-1 after a goalless first half. Amara Drummond with the Aveley goal, Lily Wilding on the scoresheet for Bowers & Pitsea.

The Round-Up – Essex 20/10/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 20th October

Essex Women’s County Cup

A busy Sunday across the county with 8 ties being played in the 2nd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup. Contrasting scoreline with some huge wins plenty of goals scored throughout one tie going all the way to a penalty shootout.

The biggest win of the round going to Hutton Ladies the ERWFL Division One South side reaching the semi-finals of the competition last season away to Essex Women’s Division One high flyers, Aveley Ladies. Hutton top of their league are a side with plenty of goals in them at the best of times, Vicky Kinsman a potent threat in front of goal since joining the club was on target for 4 goals herself at the weekend. 4 goals too for captain Abigail Fry. Lauren Knight scoring a brace. A brace also for Hayley Critchell her first goals of the season. Hutton winning the game 15-1 their were also first goals for the season for Kelly Roberts, Rianne Dimmock and Hannah Page. Aveley captain Holly Wright scoring the hosts goal.

  Chelmsford City Ladies 3rd in the Essex Women’s Premier Division were at home in the 2nd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup taking on newcomers Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development. The Division One side 1-0 with just 6 minutes played Georgia James putting Chelmsford into the lead. The Premier Division side adding a 2nd goal late in the half to lead 2-0 at the break with Molly Butcher on target. Chelmsford going further ahead 6 minutes into the 2nd half comfortable a 4th goal coming with 10 minutes left to play, Shannon Kelly and James with her 2nd of the match the scorers. Bowers & Pitsea getting a goal back with 3 minutes left to play an screamer from the half way line by Grace Tebb-Reading. Chelmsford winning 4-1.

Match action from Chelmsford City Ladies v Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development (photo credit Ian Kendle)

Finding some form in the Essex Women’s Premier Division, Southend United Ladies were away to Division One side, Hutton Ladies Reserves in the 2nd Round of the County Cup this weekend. Lily Halliday opening the scoring for Southend on her birthday making it 1-0 from a well flighted 25 yard free-kick. Ellie Wood played through on goal to score and see Southend into a 2-0 lead at half-time. The visitors adding to their lead 2nd half, Ebony Baker scoring her first of the season. Wood then made it 4-0 from the penalty spot. Ria Toovey making it 5-0. Wood completing her hat-trick to make it 8 goals for the season and see Southend safely progress with a 6-0 victory.

 Billericay Town Ladies Development also beginning to find their feet in the Essex Women’s Premier Division were looking to make it back to back wins for the first time this season as they travelled to played Division One side Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves in the County Cup. 4 goals for Sophie Nyiro sending her to the top of the goal scoring chart helping to secure Billericay a place in the 3rd Round, Lisa Robins also getting her 5th goal of the season to seal a 5-1 win.

 An all Essex Women’s Premier Division tie in the 2nd Round of the County Cup saw Collier Row Tigers 2nd in the league at home to newly promoted Rayleigh Town Ladies. Both sides can score plenty of goals on their day. This Sunday belonged to Collier Row Tigers. Laura Bunton rarely goes for long without a mention in the Round-Up and was amongst the goals once again for Collier Row Tigers netting a hat-trick to take her to 19 goals now from just 6 played. Emma Harrison scoring a brace moves onto 5 for the season. There were goals too for Helen Moreira, Mia Cooman and Ammarah Ali in an 8-1 win. Amy Cox getting the goal for Rayleigh Town.

Premier Division leaders Silver End United Ladies were drawn away to Holland Ladies in the 2nd Round of the County Cup, Holland entering the Suffolk Women’s Division picking up some good results early on. Silver End unbeaten in the league with 5 wins from 6 played starting the season well. A close game the sides drawing 2-2 with five minutes left to play Silver End scoring a 3rd and winning goal to book their spot in the 3rd Round of the competition. A brace for Rosi Webb six goals for the season now since joining Silver End plus a goal for Helen Alder.

Premier Division side Frontiers Ladies hosting last season’s league champions Leigh Ramblers Ladies in the County Cup this weekend. Leigh Ramblers stepping up to the ERWFL this season. Nothing to separate the sides at 90 minutes drawing 1-1, Calley Melville-Taylor scoring her first goal for Frontiers the game going to extra-time. Neither side able to find a winning goal the tie to be settled on penalties. Leigh Ramblers coming out on top to progress clinching a 3-2 win in the shootout.

 Also meeting in the 2nd Round of the County Cup were Billericay Town Ladies Reserves at home to AFC Basildon Women Development both playing in the FAWNL Reserve South East Division this season. A hat-trick for Amy Jacobs helping to secure a 3-1 victory for Basildon to see them advance in the competition taking her tally to 8 for the season since joining the club. Ellie Nicholls on the scoresheet for Billericay.

  The draw for the 3rd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup already made the 4 winners going on to join the 4 seeded sides in the quarter finals of the competition. Ties to be played Sunday 17th November with a 1:30pm KO:- 

Collier Row Tigers v Chelmsford City Ladies

Silver End United Ladies v AFC Basildon Women Development

Leigh Ramblers Ladies v Southend United Ladies

Billericay Town Ladies Development v Hutton Ladies

Essex Women’s Division One

One league game played in Essex this weekend in Division One, Tigers Ladies new to the league this season at home taking on Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Losing their opening two league games Tigers have since gone on to take 7 points from their last 3 games making it back to back wins this weekend to consolidate themselves in mid-table joining 4th placed Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves on 7 points. A single goal enough to secure the 3 points Tigers winning 1-0.

The Round-Up – Essex 15/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th September

Essex Women’s County Cup

This Sunday also saw the 1st Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup competition taking place. 4 ties taking place with the 2nd Round already drawn (details coming up). 

 It was a close contest between Lawford Ladies from the ERWFL Division One South hosting Essex Premier Division side Frontiers Ladies. The pair both scoring in the first half to see it all square at 1-1 at half-time. Chloe Godleman-Barnum scoring the goal for Frontiers in the 1st half a strike from Amber Strows seeing the visitors taking a 2-1 lead 2nd half. Lawford coming back to level it at 2-2. Daisy Canny and Tess Ryan both on target for their first of the season for Lawford. The game ending in a draw the match to be decided by penalties, success for Frontiers as they won the shootout 3-1 to advance to the 2nd Round.

Elsewhere in the 1st Round of the County Cup their were much larger results, Billericay Town Ladies Reserves competing in the FAWNL Reserves league this season drawn at home to play Division One side Chigwell Ladies. Freya Fuller wearing the captains armband for Billericay helping herself to an impressive total of 8 goals in the match. Hannah Humm and Mya Turner both netting a brace, an unlucky scoreline for Chigwell with Amelie Johnson also scoring for Billericay in a 13-0 win.

Freya Fuller scoring 8 goals for Billericay Town Ladies Reserves (photo credit Nicky Hayes)

Southend United Ladies were away to Division One side Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves in the 1st Round of the County Cup on Sunday. Harriet Hiskett scoring the opening goal for Southend, the Premier Division side getting themselves 2-0 in front as Kate Wiseman’s cross found its way in past the Chelmsford defence. Hiskett on target for her 2nd of the game then Wiseman set up Lily Aungier to score her 1st goal of the season. Southend leading 4-0 at half-time. Hiskett going on to complete her hat-trick. Lily Halliday getting in on the goal scoring action scoring twice to put Southend 7-0 up. Elizabeth Clarke next to score with her first of the campaign soon followed by a 2nd. A wonderful strike from Sophie Lebeze her 1st for the club seeing Southend record a double figure win 10-0.

  An all Premier Division clash in the 1st Round of the County Cup saw Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies at home to Collier Row Tigers. Collier Row starting the season well with a 9-1 opening day win in the league. Laura Bunton scoring 5 goals in that match amongst the goals again scoring a hat-trick in the cup. Helen Moreira with a brace and Daisy Cook wit one opening their accounts for the season. Emma Harrison also getting on the scoresheet. Collier Row winning the game 9-0 with Roseanne Shafier opening and finishing the scoring with 2 goals.

Collier Row Women (photo credit Collier Row Women twitter)

The draw for the 2nd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup

(ties to be played Sunday 20th October kick-off 1:30pm)

Hutton Ladies Reserves v Southend United Ladies

Frontiers Ladies v Leigh Ramblers Ladies

Aveley Ladies v Hutton Ladies

Holland Ladies v Silver End United Ladies

Billericay Town Ladies Reserves v AFC Basildon Women Development

Collier Row Tigers v Rayleigh Town Ladies

Chelmsford City Ladies v Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development

Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves v Billericay Town Ladies Development

Essex Women’s Premier Division

One game in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday, Chelmsford City Ladies were at home to Silver End United Ladies. The pair both winning their opening league matches last weekend. A close game Chelmsford taking the lead in the 34th minute with Amelia Murphy on target for her first goal for the club. 1-0 up at half-time, Silver End United coming back to level in the 58th minute,Toni-Anne Wayne with the equaliser, Wayne then scoring a worldy to fire the visitors into the lead just 2 minutes later. Wayne’s goals the difference securing the 3 points for Silver End United.

Essex Women’s Division One

Two games played in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday both featuring the 4 sides that had started the opening weekend with a win. Corringham Cosmos Women dropping down from the Premier Division winning 2-0 at home to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves last weekend were at home again this Sunday hosting Runwell Sports Ladies who themselves had won 8-0 against Tigers Ladies. A close game between the sides Michelle Sumpter scoring for Corringham in the opening 5 minutes added a 2nd goal with 15 minutes left on the clock to see Corringham win the game 2-1. Ashley Debnam on target for the Runwell goal.

  A close match too between the other pair to win their opening day fixtures in contrast to their results 7 days ago. Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development new this season winning 9-1 away to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Aveley Ladies the visitors newly formed themselves playing their part in a 9 goal thriller winning 5-4 away to Chigwell Ladies. Much closer as the two met on Sunday. Aveley capitalising on a slow start by the hosts to get themselves into a 1-0 lead at half-time. A 2nd goal coming in the 2nd half. Bethany Murray and Georgia Palmer with the goals. Bowers & Pitsea pulling one back to set up a tense finish with Lily Wilding scoring, Aveley holding on to their lead to collect the 3 points.

Match Report – Cup Final Special

Thursday 18th April

BBC Essex Women’s County Cup Final

Billericay Town Ladies v C&K Basildon Ladies

  A trip down to Essex this Thursday night for this season’s BBC Essex Women’s County Cup, C&K Basildon Ladies reaching a fifth successive final taking in Billericay Town Ladies looking to win the trophy for the 1st time.

  A successful season so far for Billericay Town Ladies promoted to the FAWNL for the first time are a growing force within the women’s game in the county, well supported by Billericay Town FC, are 2nd in South East Division One, like Crawley Wasps Ladies have recruited well to strengthen their squad to compete at the higher level. A good number of those recruits from Basildon. Neck and neck with their fellow promoted side at the start of the season, fell away as Crawley continued to win going on to claim the title itself, losing just the one game that defeat at the hands of Billericay. Success for their U14s and U16s sides in their respective county cup finals the future looks promising.

 A fifth County Cup win puts C&K Basildon Ladies joint all time winners of the competition along side Chelmsford City Ladies. This Thursday their 6th county cup final winning it for the 1st time in the 2012/13 season, missing out on the final the following year have since gone on to dominate winning 4 successive finals two of those victories against Billericay. Under the fantastic support of Peter King and manager Steve Tilson have become on of the leading sides in Essex on the cusp of winning the FAWNL Southern Premier Division.

   This season heralding a new era for the club, with Peter King retiring, Steve Tilson leaving as manager and with most of the first team squad moving on the club was left with some tough decisions to make regarding the future. Firstly with essentially thier development side whether to continue playing in the Southern Premier Division or drop down a league. Chose to stay and contest has been a tough season finishing bottom without a win a huge learning curve the squad has grown and found more togetherness, will be stronger for the experience. A season of transition from the club as it begins a new chapter in it’s history under a new name as from the 1st June it will be known as AFC Basildon Ladies/Girls a new beginning playing in South East Division One along side Billericay. The underdogs this evening will be inspired by their U18s side who won their county cup final.

Road to the Final

  The top sides in the county given a bye in the competition until the quarter final stage, as two of the leading sides in Essex both Billericay Town Ladies and C&K Basildon Ladies entered at this stage. Billericay handed a home drawn again Essex Women’s Division One side Rayleigh Town Ladies, the away side scoring plenty of goals themselves the gulf between them showed as Billericay riding high in the FAWNL 5 league above were rampart as they won the game by a staggering 31-0. Home advantage too for Basildon as they began the defence of the County Cup against ERWFL Premier Division side Harlow Town Ladies. A 3-0 win seeing them safely through to the last 4.

Billericay at home in the semi-finals were up against last season’s finalists Brentwood Town Ladies. Again Billericay racked up a big score too strong for their ERWFL Premier Division One opponents winning their place in the final with an 8-0 win. Basildon were away in the semi-finals taking on last season’s Essex Women’s Trophy winners, Hutton Ladies. A 5-1 win seeing Basildon reach their 5th successive final.

The Len Salmon Stadium hosting this evenings final, home of Bowers & Pitsea FC whose own women’s side well supported by the club lifted the Essex Women’s Trophy earlier this season. A brand new 3G pitch the ground being redeveloped with lots planned starting with the playing surface, dugouts and two new small stands. The mainstand the next project incorporating a new clubhouse. The current one a good size offering plenty to the community. Hot food and drinks available. A good crowd building, a warm day extending into the evening in what promises to be a glorious bank holiday weekend.

Billericay Town Ladies starting XI – Alex Baker, Laken Duchar-Clark, Courtney Lumley, Danica Dougal, Esme Lancaster, Lucy Jones, Lindsey Morgan (C), Jay Blackie, Kerry Stimson, Zoe Rushen & Sam Pittuck. Subs – Gemma Crowe, Nicole Farmer, Sophie Vale, Karen Stephanou & Karissa Rodney.

 C&K Basildon Ladies starting XI – Sarah Walker, Grace Gillard, Tilly Deacon, Mollie de Bell, Jessica Horn, Sophie Rhodes, Alex Bailess (C), Gemma Abela, Molly Bowness, Katie Whitehead & Holly Turner. Subs – Sophie Spencer-Webb, Jodie Osbourne, Danielle Sillitoe, Courtney Clarke & Maddie Thomas.

 Billericay to get this season’s county cup final underway five of their starting line-up, Laken Duchar-Clark, Danica Dougal, Kerry Stimson, Jay Blackie and Zoe Rushen starting for Basildon in last season’s final with a sixth Karissa Rodney on the bench. Both side play in blue it’s Billericay in the change kit wearing all red with Basildon all in blue. The ball played out to the left wing Lucy Jones looking to take it on, Grace Gillard tackling for Basildon the ball out for a throw in.

   Billericay captain Lindsey Morgan getting hold of the ball central pulls the trigger from 20 yards out her shot taking a deflection off an outstretched leg taking the sting off it goalkeeper Sarah Walker collecting the ball as it runs wide of her goal. Holly Turner with Basildon’s first attack bringing the ball on central closed down as she enters the box the clearance collected by Basildon captain Alex Bailess she lifts it up to Turner back to goal outside the area she attempts to tee up Gemma Abela making a run to her right the ball won by Billericay’s Dougal at the back. 

  Blackie with a fantastic pass forwards through to Sam Pittuck in attack she is brought down as she looks to drive into the area a free-kick awarded in a dangerous area 25 yards out left of the D, Rushen to take goes for goal lifting the ball in high the ball dropping caught easily by Walker right behind it. Basildon get on the offensive Turner with the ball out wide left brings it on into the box shooting the shot saved pushed away by goalkeeper Alex Baker at her near post. The ball put out to the right good closing down from Jessica Horn sees her win the ball high on the right a diagonal ball into the box met by Turner her first time sent over the crossbar.

 Billericay launch a rapid counter attack Pittuck with good movement up to get into space right takes it forwards before laying it out to Esme Lancaster wide right her cross in behind. A good start to the game from both sides. Blackie in midfield playing some excellent passes forwards trying to release Pittuck the stadium packed for the occasion 578 here to watch. Billericay with a free-kick wide on the right inside the Basildon half the ball played into the top of the area defended, Duchar-Clark onto the loose ball run on taking the ball towards the box the door closing in front of her. 

 GOAL! An early chance for Billericay to take the lead awarded a penalty inside the opening 10 minutes the ball played into the top of the area form the right, Rushen up against a defender is floored the referee pointing to the spot. Dougal up from the back to take it a clinical finish high to the keepers right to put Billericay into the lead 1-0.

Danica Dougal scoring from the penalty spot to put Billericay into the lead (photo credit Nicky Hayes)

  The ball won in midfield Morgan up to Pittuck in attack looks to combine with Rushen the players exchanging passes making for the box, Molly Downes winning it back for Basildon. Good work from Abela on the right cutting inside 25 yards out playing the ball into Turner’s feet top of the D she tries to lift it over the Billericay defence with Katie Whitehead making the run in behind, Baker getting to the ball first. Pittuck with the ball as Billericay attack on the counter shooting from distance the narrowly strike over.

 Horn is tackled by Stimson as she attacks on the right, Stimson bringing the ball out for Billericay prods the ball inside looking to find Pittuck, Bailess intercepts. Basildon mount an attack, Sophie Rhodes making the run into the area right side the ball crossed in over to her meeting it on the volley wide of goal six yards out  stretching can’t turn it  back in across goal, wide. Basildon defending well high up the pitch, Whitehead and Horn in particular closing down as Billericay look to get the ball wide. Abela is pushed in the back a free-kick given out right the delivery into the area towards the far post Turner goes for it does’t get much contact the ball tamely rolling into Baker’s gloves. 

  Lancaster getting forwards out on the right fro Billericay the cross into the top of the area Jones coming in from the left looking to attack it, Gillard back with her sliding in with a great tackle, the ball loose however collected by Pittuck right of the D 20 out a snap shot the effort swerving away wide of goal. Basildon play the ball up to Whitehead left 20 yards out her touch laying it off central to Abela she shoots from 25 yards out the attempt over the bar. 

  Basildon are awarded a penalty midway through the first half a ball forwards central Turner running into the box is tripped. Turner setting it down goes for height too but too much the ball right wide of the goal. 

  Morgan with a firm tackle in the middle preventing Basildon breaking. Stimson has got plenty of pace making some mazy runs on the ball Billericay is fouled by Horn as she crosses the halfway line. Jones on the ball put long into the area headed clear by the defence. Courtney Lumley defending for Billericay clearing the ball for a throw as Basildon look to get on down the wing. An good contest lively both sides looking to get forwards, Stimson getting forwards spotted by Rushen plays the ball on too much weight on the pass. 

  Morgan with the ball played into her feet from the right turns outside the Basildon area an shoots the strike blocked, Basildon counter, Dougal defending. Less than 15 minutes of the first half left Billericay win the first corner of the game the ball out on the right a good delivery into the middle of the six yard box Blackie rising well to head the ball smashes it against the crossbar. Basildon regain it and look to break Turner on it through the middle brought down by Stimson who receives a talking too. The ball played long up towards the area defended by Morgan. 

Jay Blackie rising to head the ball from a corner her effort smashing against the crossbar (photo credit Nicky Hayes)

  The ball played out from the back to Jones on the left, Horn closing down well wins the ball but in doing so her momentum poleaxes Jones, a free-kick awarded. A delay however the referee talking to de Bell and captain Bailess, a straight red is shown Basildon reduced to 10 players de Bell sent off for something that was said foul or abusive language. The ball played on up the left for Stimson as she bombs on, Gillard defending. Jones taking the ball forwards left side tries the diagonal ball on for Pittuck through the middle Bailess tracking back well to intercept.

   Blackie’s passing continues to be spot on as they press forwards with an extra player now. Stimson with good movement getting forwards to support Rushen and Pittuck in attack. Stimson looking to link up with Pittuck in attack a one two the return ball meant for Pittuck as she enters the area cut out by Deacon. 

  GOAL! Into the final minute of the first half Billericay double their lead the ball put into Blackie inside the centre circle a superb pass forwards to release Pittuck in behind moving right takes the ball into the area, Walker coming to close the angle, the strikers touch taking the ball around the keeper and running in behind sends the ball into the empty net 2-0.

Sam Pittuck taking the ball past the keeper to make it 2-0 for Billericay (photo credit Nicky Hayes)

Half-time Billericay Town Ladies 2-0 C&K Basildon Ladies

  Billericay double their advantage right on the stroke of half-time a 2 goal advantage plus an extra player for the 2nd half to come. An entertaining contest in the first half both sides sowing attacking intent, Billericay edging the chances but Basildon have had opportunities of their own, the sending off a huge blow some reorganising to do for the 2nd period Billericay have plenty of attack minded players who will be looking for the extra space that may become available. 

  A double change for Basildon at the start of the 2nd half with Madelyn Thomas on to support Turner in attack, Danielle Sillitoe on at the back. Basildon to get the 2nd half underway. An early attack getting forwards on the right the ball fired into the area met and cleared by Billericay’s Duchar-Clark. Basildon getting it back try again this time the cross to close to the keeper Baker collecting. Gillard defending as Blackie spots Rushen breaking into space on the right. 

  Stimson pressing the ball high on the right plays it on for Lancaster her cross long to the far post the ball knocked down, the shot seen wide. Deacon defending concedes a corner, Jones to play the ball in from the right, Walker up well amongst bodies inside her six yard box to punch the ball, Basildon look to counter play pulled back Stimson down having taken a knock to the head. Duchar-Clark bringing the ball forwards pushed into Pittuck right back to goal sends the ball on in behind with Rushen getting into the box, her strike goalwards landing in the side netting.

   Rushen available for the pass right as Duchar-Clark brings it forwards the pass into her she helps it on for Lancaster ahead of both, looks to get in field, Sillitoe reading the move well getting herself into a good tackling position outside the box. Blackie’s shooting not as accurate as her passing as she puts an effort wide from all of 45 yards out. A different game 2nd half Basildon working hard at the back to stop Billericay having virtually none of the attack. 

  Pittuck leading the line well always looking to break in behind given the ball is into space on the right closing in on the byline fires a vicious ball across the face of goal Stimson throwing herself at it far post can’t quite make contact. Billericay make their first change of the game with an hour gone. Duchar-Clark coming off at the back Nicole Farmer. Gillard cutting out a through ball looking to send Rushen in through the middle. Bailess defending back at the near post for Basildon as the ball is crossed in from the left. Morgan getting forwards into the area seeing the ball over her shoulder strikes it on the volley, Basildon charging it down.

  GOAL! The game moving past the hour and Billericay extend their lead a great run from Stimson carrying the ball into the box left players getting forwards with her, the strike fired in across the goal Walker getting her gloves to it as she is closed down Rushen and Morgan, the ball, Rushen reacting quickest after the loose ball inside the six yard box, a 50/50 with Gillard the ball spinning out to the right met by Lancaster who thunders a shot into the back of the net 3-0.

  GOAL! Straight from the restart Billericay go on to score a 4th goal, Rushen coming to close down the ball in defence nicking it to run on central and get a shot away from 25 yards Walker not back on her line the ball curled wide of her into the goal beyond 4-0.

Zoe Rushen shooting to make it 4-0 (photo credit Nicky Hayes)

  That goal signals changes for both sides, Basildon bringing off Whitehead, on in her place Courtney Clarke. A double change for Billericay, Blackie and Stimson coming off on come ex-Basildon players Karissa Rodney and Karen Stephanou. Opportunities for Basildon rare in the 2nd period Turner carrying the ball on is brought down a free-kick awarded left outside the area Clarke doesn’t get the contact she wanted the ball sliced wide. 

  Pittuck away on the right a touch to get the ball out of her feet sends a cross into the box, the flag raised with Rodney offside. Billericay push on, Farmer with a brilliant ball put over the top for Morgan getting forwards into the area right of goal, Walker saving well at her near post as the shot comes in. Rodney left plays the ball in central to Pittuck she dummies with Rushen behind she lays the ball off to Lancaster right top of the area makes a run central Lancaster trying to pick her out with the return ball across the top of the area, Sillitoe sticking a foot out to steal it. 

  A dummy from Rushen right sees Lancaster run in behind on the right another cross flashed across the face of goal. Billericay very much on top Basildon defending hardly able to get the ball into their opponents half. Clarke wide on the left plays a good ball up to Thomas in attack, bringing it down well into the path of Abela looks to spin in behind, Abela can’t find her with the over the top ball as Dougal defends for Billericay. 

  Turner carries the ball on trying to force her way through the middle Dougal and Lumley converging to close her down outside the box. Farmer plays Lancaster in right side wins a corner kick, the delivery long met by Dougal on the volley squeezing under the diving Walker strikes the post, back out into the middle the defence scramble the ball away the game entering the final 5 minutes. 

 Backs to the wall for Basildon late on Billericay press, a corner left appeals for handball waved away the ball put back out to the left a high ball back in Walker back on her line getting an arm up to push the ball away as it threats to creep under the bar. Clarke defending as Rodney crosses in from the left side, the ball back out left with Stephanou, Morgan ahead of her receiving the pass a cross long to the far post, attacked by Lancaster and Clarke out behind a corner awarded. Rodney gets up well her header knocking the ball down in front of goal, a scramble ensues Basildon keep the ball from crossing the line  getting it up field. The final action of the game as Billericay celebrate winning the County Cup for the first time.   

Full time Billericay Town Ladies 4-0 C&K Basildon Ladies

  An entertaining start to the game the first 35 minutes lively 1 goal in it both sides competing well, the sending off changing everything, Billericay adding a 2nd goal late in the 2nd half in full control of the game from then on pressing the advantage getting a 3rd goal quickly followed by a 4th to secure the win with almost half an hour to play. Some great passes on display and flowing attacking moves. The crowd adding to a great atmosphere the stadium packed. 

Women’s Football East – Player of the Match

  Onto this evenings Women’s Football East – Player of the Match, another tough one a few contenders all wearing red. Morgan in the middle breaking up Basildon attacks, Pittuck up top some fantastic runs to get into goal scoring opportunities scoring late in the first half. Kerry Stimson with some god runs on the ball. Her passing was superb throughout the game however and turned quickly turned a Basildon attack into a Billericay counter, the award goes to Jay Blackie.

Billericay Town Ladies, BBC Essex Women’s County Cup winners (photo credit Nicky Hayes)

  Congratulations to Billericay Town Ladies on winning the BBC Essex Women’s County Cup

A enjoyable cup final this evening down in Essex between two sides that will be league rivals next season, two exciting derby games to look forwards to. My thanks to both clubs for their help with the teams this evening and to Nicky Hayes for the use of his pictures for this report.

The Round-Up – Essex 17/02/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 17th February

Essex Women’s County Cup

 It was a busy weekend of football in Essex at the weekend with a busy league programme aswell as the semi-finals of both the Women’s County Cup and Trophy competition’s. 

C&K Basildon Ladies won their Essex Women’s County Cup semi-final on Sunday to reach a fifth consecutive final. Have dominated the competition in recent seasons winning the final for the past 4 seasons as they progressed through the women’s football pyramid climbing up to the FAWPL Southern Premier Division. A much changed side this season will be defending the trophy. Basildon away to ERWFL Division One side Hutton Ladies in the last 4 of the county cup. Hutton with Victoria Kinsman leading their attack the current Essex Women’s Trophy holders. 37 goals for the striker now this season as she got on the scoresheet again this Sunday for Hutton. As good at it got for the hosts however as Basildon’s Holly Turner scored a hat-trick in the match. A goal too for Jodie Osbourne scoring almost a year to the day after suffering a broken leg. Basildon winning the game 5-1 to book their spot in the final.

Their opponents this season will be Billericay Town Ladies who recruited a few Basildon players during the close season as they won promotion to the FAWNL themselves. Currently 2nd on South East Division One, Billericay were at home in their semi-final taking on last season’s finalists, Brentwood Town Ladies. Billericay have a strong squad scoring plenty of goals they proved too strong for their ERWFL Premier Division One who had just the bare 11 available. Billericay taking the lead in the 20th minute with new signing Kerry Stimson scoring her 1st goal for her new club. A 2nd goal coming 5 minutes later captain Lindsey Morgan volleying in from a corner kick. Two minutes later a chance for 3-0 from the penalty spot former Billericay goalkeeper Robyn Strauss saving for Brentwood.

The 3rd goal coming in the 37th minute with Billericay’s Morgan heading home inside the box from another corner. Zoe Rushen scoring Billericay’s 4th 3 minutes later. Morgan went on to complete her hat-trick in the final minute of the 1st half. A 5-0 lead for Billericay at half-time. Morgan was on the end of another cross to score her 4th of the game with 10 minutes of the 2nd half played. Sophie Vale scoring a brace for the hosts in the 64th and 78th minute to seal an 8-0 victory for Billericay.

4 goals for Billericay Town Ladies captain Lindsey Morgan

The Essex Women’s County Cup Final taking place at Bowers & Pitsea FC’s, Len Salmon Stadium on Thursday 18th April with a 7:45pm Kick-off.

Essex Women’s Trophy

Semi-finals time to in the Essex Women’s Trophy competition this Sunday. Bowers & Pitsea Ladies reaching their 1st ever final under their new name. The ERWFL Division One side in the hunt for the title in their league were drawn at home to Essex Premier Division, Collier Row Tigers, playing in the league below carry a potent goal threat. Bowers & Pitsea taking the lead in the semi-final with Sophie Dowman finding the back of the net in the 15th minute. Collier Row Tigers coming back into it to level the scores in the 35th minute and see the sides go in level at the break. Dowman with a 2nd goal 11 minutes into the 2nd half her 12th strike of the season restoring Bowers & Pitsea’s lead. 4 minutes later Georgia Fraser scoring from a free-kick fired the hosts into a 3-1 lead and into the Trophy final.

Their opponents in the Trophy final itself with be fellow ERWFL Division One side Lawford Ladies as they over came opponents Silver End United Ladies in extra-time on Sunday. Silver End United hosting Lawford reaching the final of the Trophy last season. A quickfire 1st half brace from Sarah Jolly, it was all square at 90 minutes with Lawford hitting to up the other end. The visitors getting the better of Silver End in the extra period of play scoring two more to win the game 4-2 and reach the final.

   The Essex Women’s Trophy to take place at Aveley FC on Sunday 24th March with a 4:00pm kick-off.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Three games played in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday. The top two meeting for the 3rd time this season. Leigh Ramblers Ladies leading the table by 4 points over Frontiers Ladies. The previous games going Leigh Ramblers way, ending Frontiers 100% winning start to the league and then knocking them out of the League Cup. Leigh Ramblers with 10 straight league wins hadn’t lost since the opening day of the season. A close contest between the sides at the weekend Frontiers coming away with the narrow win with goals from Emma Best and Anna Freeman seeing them run out 2-1 winners with Amy Jacobs scoring for the hosts. A 2nd defeat of the season for Leigh Ramblers with Frontiers closing to within a point.

4th placed Chelmsford City Ladies were away to Corringham Cosmos Ladies this Sunday in the Premier Division. Shannon Kelly on the scoresheet for Chelmsford. Milly Thompson on target with 20 minutes to go for Corringham as the two sides shard the points. Corringham finding a bit of form now undefeated in open play in 3 games.

    It was a 3rd win of the season for Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies in the Premier Division on Sunday. There last league win coming back in November away to bottom side Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves. 2-1 back then they meet in the reverse fixture this weekend Beacon Hill Rovers at home. Katie Bowman with her 1st of the season scoring for Brentwood Town. It was a repeat result from the game in November with Beacon Hill Rovers scoring twice up the other end too take the 3 points Louise Oliver with her 1st of the season and a goal from Amber Long securing the win.

Essex Women’s Division One

 Four matches played in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday with the top 3 all winning again, the top four if you count FC Clacton Ladies after they secured the 3 points at home at the weekend to climb two places into 4th in the table. Clacton were hosting Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves in their league fixture. Charlotte Warren scoring a hat-trick for the hosts to move onto 9 for the season, Charlotte Robertson also on target with a goal aswell as top scorer Becky McDougall netting her 13th of the campaign in a 5-0 win.

League leaders Billericay Town Ladies Reserves were at home to Runwell Sports Ladies this Sunday in Division One. Nicola Carty seeing Billericay to the 3 points scoring at hat-trick to move her onto 13 goals for the season and keep them 6 points clear at the top of the table. The winning score 3-1, Rebecca Pope getting the goal for Runwell Sports her 1st since rejoining the club.

   Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies 2nd in Division One were hosting Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves this Sunday. Won the 3 points courtesy of a 6-0 win. Jodie Barden scoring twice in the match takes her goals scored to 10 for the season. 10 goals too this season for Grace Tebb-Reading as she scored a goal too at the weekend. Evie Doyle-Love also on target with a goal for Dagenham & Redbridge. Adeola Palazon amongst the goals too for the 1st time Dagenham & Redbridge scoring a brace in her 3rd appearance.

  A much closer contest for 3rd placed Hutton Ladies Reserves at home to Chigwell Ladies this Sunday in Division One. A goal from Kirsti McLeavy the difference between the sides her 3rd goal of the season for Hutton securing the 3 points in a 1-0 victory.

The Round-Up – Essex 20/10/19

Sunday 20th January

Essex Women’s County Cup

County Cup quarter final weekend in Essex the big guns entering the competition, holders C&K Basildon Ladies, along with Billericay Town Ladies going strong in FAWNL South East Division One and ERWFL Premier Division sides, Harlow Town Ladies & Brentwood Town Ladies who reached the final of the competition last season. Coming through the previous 3 Rounds to have the opportunity against them were ERWFL Division One side Hutton Ladies, Essex Premier Division sides, Leigh Ramblers Ladies and Harlow Town Ladies Development along with Division Two side Rayleigh Town Ladies.

The latter’s away trip to Billericay Town Ladies falling foul to a frozen weather. That saw 3 ties played on Sunday. Leigh Ramblers and Harlow Town Ladies Development riding high in the Essex Women’s Premier Division would prove a tough opponent in the quarter finals. Harlow Town away to Brentwood Town Ladies certainly the case. Harlow Town’s young side holding their opponents 2 leagues above to 1-1 after 90 minutes to take the tie into extra-time. Brentwood coming through to get the result scoring the winning goal in the extra-period of play to see them into the last 4 of the competition. Georgia Holdaway enjoying a good season in front of goal scoring both.

Leigh Ramblers Ladies leading the Premier Division were at home in the quarter finals of the County Cup taking on Hutton Ladies both sides doing well scoring plenty off goals between them and against each other too as on Sunday they shared 9 goals. Leigh Ramblers scoring 3 times, it was Hutton who came out on top scoring double that up the other end, the Essex Women’s Trophy holders into the last 4 of the County Cup. Hayley Piggott, Laura Allen and Hayley Critchell all getting on the scoresheet for Hutton along with runaway top scorers Vicky Kinsman who scored yet another hat-trick to take her onto 35 goals for the season now.

C&K Basildon Ladies are enduring a difficult season in the FAWNL Southern Premier Division, the County Cup a trophy they have had an iron grip on in recent season’s began their defence of the trophy at home against Harlow Town Ladies on Sunday. Got themselves a much needed confidence boosting win a comfortable score in the finish running out 3-0 winners to reach the semi-finals. Sophie Rhodes, Holly Turner and Maddie Thomas getting the goals.

Essex Women’s Trophy

Also quarter finals weekend in the Essex Women’s Trophy on Sunday with the sides losing in the early rounds of the County Cup going on to contest for another piece of silverware. Again one tie postponed leaving 3 quarter finals to be played.

ERWFL Division One leaders, Bowers & Pitsea Ladies were at home taking on Essex Premier Division side Southend United Ladies. A nasty injury to one of the Southend players seeing a lengthy delay whilst treatment was administered on the pitch that saw the 1st half stretch to 60 minutes. Bowers & Pitsea eventually getting the break through deep into that stoppage time with Georgia Fraser striking to make it 1-0. Southend were back on level terms 10 minutes into the 2nd half with Lauren Johnson sending the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-1. Bowers & Pitsea with the quick response got back up the other end retaking the lead just 4 minutes later, a Sophie Dowman shot saved by the keeper, Eloise Ives following up to turn the back in to make it 2-1 and score what would prove to be the winning goal to send Bowers & Pitsea through to the last 4.

Bowers & Pitsea Ladies, Eloise Ives

Silver End United Ladies reached the final of the Essex Women’s Trophy last season. Were away from home in the quarter finals of this season’s competition up against Division One side Chigwell Ladies. The Premier Division side advancing through to the last 4 with a 3-1 win on Sunday. Angela Holden getting on the scoresheet for Silver End along with Danielle Bragg scoring for the 1st time this season Lindsey Cowell also credited with a goal for Silver End.. Victoria Parker scoring the goal for Chigwell.

The other Trophy quarter final saw Premier Division side Collier Row Tigers at home to Belhus Ladies from Division One this Sunday. The lower league side coming up against a side that had score 20 goals in their last 3 matches. Collier Row Tigers continuing that form into this game Laura Bunton now fully into her stride taking the lead in the goal scoring charts for Collier Row Tigers with a double hat-trick taking her onto 18 for the season Sarah Finch moves onto 16 for the season netting a hat-trick. Emma Harrison bagging a brace, with Helen Moriera getting a goal along with 1st goals of the season for Georgie Brophy and Natalie Oxby. A 14-0 win for Collie Row Tigers seeing them into the last 4.

Essex Women’s Division One

Two games played in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday and it was another blow for 2nd placed Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies in their pursuit of leaders Billericay Town Ladies Reserves as they suffered a 3rd defeat in 4 league matches away from home. A great result for FC Clacton Ladies lifting them up to 5th spot in the table. Goals from the dual signed Daisy Canny and Charlotte Warren seeing them win the game 2-0.

Runwell Sports Ladies are up to 4th place in Division One have won as many as they have lost with 7 now in both the W & L column results when they win they tend to win well and this Sunday was no exception away to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves. A 6-0 win for Runwell Sports in the reverse league fixture, they again scored 6 past their opponents to claim the 3 points winning 6-1.

The Round-Up – Essex 25/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th November

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 Two games in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday feature the top 3 sides. Two young sides going head to head, with Leigh Ramblers Ladies topping the table hosting 3rd placed Harlow Town Ladies Development the sole unbeaten side in the league. An tight contest it was Leigh Ramblers who emerged with the win and 3 points at the final whistle edging out Harlow 3 goals to 2 and see the visitors lose their unbeaten record after 9 games played. A brace for Hannah Smith for Harlow. Amy Jacobs also claiming a brace to for Leigh Ramblers, Chloe Gilligan the other goal scorer for Leigh Ramblers her first goal of the season.

   It was Leigh Ramblers who brought an end to Frontiers Ladies 100% winning start two weeks ago. Were back in action this Sunday at home taking on Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies, and bounced back with a 3-1 victory. Kay Foy finding the back of the net for two goals, with Dempsey Favell also on the scoresheet with her 12th of the season. Jo Smeaton more often than not amongst the goals for Beacon Hill Rovers scoring on Sunday to move onto 13 for the season.

Essex Women’s County Cup

    One tie left to be played in the Essex Women’s County Cup 3rd Round this Sunday the winners knowing they face a tough away trip to FAWNL South East Division One side, Billericay Town Ladies. Division One side Rayleigh Town Ladies were hosting Premier Division side Hullbridge Sports Ladies. Hullbridge struggling for numbers at the start of the season up against a side full of goals at the moment and Rayleigh continued that good form in the County Cup. Captain Isabelle Wallings taking her tally for the season to an incredible 30 goals as she scored a double hat-trick in the match. Holly Gash with a hat-trick, Eleasha Reeves getting a brace and a goal for Megan Harley all have double figures for the season now. Millie Arnold, Amy Cox-Smith and Jo Cooper also on the scoresheet with a goal each in a 15-1 win. Megan Marney scoring the goal for 10 player Hullbridge.

Essex Women’s Trophy

 One tie played in the 1st Round of the Essex Women’s Trophy this Sunday with Premier Division sides, Southend United Ladies & Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves meeting in the competition. Southend at home winning comfortably to progress, Ria Toovey and Lauren Johnson both scoring two goals each. There were goals to for Emily Pert, Melissa Burton, Ellie Wood and Lily Halliday in an 8-0 result.

Essex Women’s Division One

   Billericay Town Ladies Reserves took advantage of Division One leaders, Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies not being in action last Sunday to win themselves and go top of the table on goal difference. With Dagenham & Redbridge not playing again this Sunday a win for Billericay would see them go 3 points clear at the top. A trip to bottom side Belhus Ladies, 3 players all scored a hat-trick as Billericay recorded a double figure win. Nicola Carty, Sophie Vale and top scorers Lisa Robins on 15 now all with 3 goals each, Darcie Salmons the other goalscorer. Danni Jennings with the goal for Belhus.

   Hutton Ladies Reserves are up from 5th to 3rd spot in the Division One table with a good result away to FC Clacton Ladies on Sunday. A narrow lead for the visitors at half-time Hutton 2-1 up, Laura Allen scoring a hat-trick making her first start of the season with Demi Gimbert on the scoresheet for the 1st time this season as Hutton ran out 4-1 winners in the 2nd half.

   Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves recorded just their 2nd league win of the season on Sunday as they took on Island Ladies at home in the league. Charlotte Stelmaszyk scoring twice for Chelmsford her first goals of the season. Also celebrating their first goals of the season were Alex Greenshields, Freya Barnard and Daniella Cross. Tish Cleary also getting a goal as Chelmsford won the game 6-1. Sarah McDonnell scoring the goal for Island.

    An away win too for Chigwell Ladies on Sunday in Division One as they travelled to play Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves. Just Chigwell’s 3rd win of the season. Both Jessica MacNab and Caitlin Hynes were on target with a goal each, Marie Gamage with her first goals of the season, celebrating a hat-trick as Chigwell won the game 5-1 to earn the 3 points. Elisha Reade scoring the goal for Leigh Ramblers.

The Round-Up – Essex 18/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th November

Essex Women’s County Cup

The Essex Women’s County Cup reaching the 3rd Round stage this Sunday, there was however one 2nd Round tie to be settled with Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves from the Premier Division hosting, Rayleigh Town Ladies from Division One. Rayleigh scoring plenty of goals this season getting the better of their higher league opponents to set up a home tie in the 3rd Round next Sunday with Hullbridge Sports Ladies. Top scorers and captain Isabelle Wallings adding another 2 goals to her tally. Megan Harley getting a goal takes her to 11 for the season whilst Millie Arnold struck for the first time this season as Rayleigh won the match 4-0.

Onto the 3rd Round itself a place in the quarter finals of the competition up for grabs. Premier Division leaders Leigh Ramblers Ladies were at home taking on fellow league side, Chelmsford City Ladies. The league leaders in a great run of form 7 straight wins continued that form into the County Cup, their young side emerging the winners with a 5-0 result to book their place in the quarter finals.

  Another young side doing well in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this season are Harlow Town Ladies Development unbeaten in the league were at home to Division One side, FC Clacton Ladies in the 3rd Round of the County Cup this Sunday. A strong performance from Harlow Town’s Development side playing at the Harlow Arena as they reach the last 8 of the County Cup courtesy of a 17-0 win.

   Also in the 3rd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup it was Hutton v Hutton as the clubs were drawn to face one another in the competition the first team playing in ERWFL Division One hosts taking on the young guns of their Reserves. The Reserves making the 1st team work for the win, Vicky Kinsman is in fine form in front of goal for Hutton this season and she was on target for another two goals in the County Cup to see the 1st team through to the quarter finals. The draw for those to be make Wednesday evening. 

Essex Women’s Trophy

One of two ties played on the 1st Round of the Essex Women’s Trophy this Sunday with 6 other sides receiving a bye through to the quarter finals of the competition. Premier Division side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies at home to Division One side, Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. A good result for the home side reaching double figures with 3 players all opening their accounts for the season, Demi Cassie finding the back of the net for 4 goals. Amber Long also netting a brace for Beacon Hill, Xanthe Davis getting on the scoresheet, Jo Smeaton with two goals one from the penalty spot, as the hosts ran out 10-0 winners to progress.

Essex Women’s Division One

One fixture played in the league itself this Sunday in Division One, Billericay Town Ladies Reserves away to Leigh Ramblers ladies Reserves. Goals from Rachel Armstrong-Morris, Emilia Dingwall and Karen Stephanou along with 1st goals of the season for Gemma Curtis an Nicola Carty securing a 5-0 win for Billericay their 8th of the season putting them back to the top of the table on goal difference ahead of Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies.

The Round-Up – Essex 21/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 21st October

Essex Women’s County Cup

 County Cup weekend in Essex with 6 ties taking place in the 2nd Round of the competition this Sunday. We’ll start with a thrilling tie between Leigh Ramblers Ladies from the Essex Women’s Premier Division up against ERWFL Division One side, Lawford Ladies. The tie won in the dying seconds of injury time by Leigh Ramblers after the pair had drawn 4-4 in regular time before sharing a further 5 goals in the extra period of play, the final score 7-6! It’d be hard to describe without some insight thankfully Leigh Ramblers did and here’s what they said on twitter:-

(Quote Leigh Ramblers on twitter)

What an amazing Women’s County Cup game against . 1-0 up, 3-1 down , 4-3 up but equalise in injury time. ET 5-4 up, 6-5 down, 6-6 only for to nick it 20 seconds from time. Phew! Good luck to Lawford for the season.

Kate Newton scoring 5 of Leigh Ramblers 7 goals, Sasha Vail and Emily finding the back of the net with a goal each. An incredible game.

There were 13 goals scored to in the 2nd Round tie between Belhus Ladies and Chelmsford City Ladies. These though all going to the Premier Division side as they proved too strong an opponent for the side bottom of Division One. Georgia James top scoring in the match on target for 5 goals for Chelmsford. Lisa Overall netting a hat-trick. Mia Brisley scoring twice with Monique Black, Gaby Freedman and Rosie Coe as getting a goal each. Chelmsford will now be away to Leigh Ramblers in the 3rd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup.

Harlow Town Ladies Development booked there place in the 3rd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup with a good home result against fellow Premier Division side Southend United Ladies on Sunday. The hosts progressing courtesy of a 6-0 win, leading 5-0 at half-time adding a further goal in the 2nd half. Both Ciara Purdue and Hannah Smith scoring a brace, Ellie Nicholls and Kelsey Mugford both with one each. Harlow Town will be at home in the 3rd Round up against either Island Ladies or FC Clacton Ladies whose game was postponed at the weekend.

   Progress in the County Cup for Hullbridge Sports Ladies were at home on Sunday taking on fellow Premier Division opponents, Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. A 1st win of the season too for Hullbridge having struggled for numbers early on leading the game 1-0 at half-time went on to secure a 3-1 result in the 2nd half, Danielle Dorrington, Sophie Scanlon and Ashleigh Searle getting the goals for Hullbridge. Ella Sach scoring for Beacon Hill Rovers. An away tie in the 3rd Round awaits most likely against Rayleigh Town Ladies although their tie against Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves is still undecided.

  Both Hutton sides were in action in the 2nd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup this Sunday, with both achieving positive results that will see them meet in the 3rd Round. Hutton Ladies 1st team playing in ERWFL Division One were away playing Essex Women’s Premier Division side, Collier Row Tigers, a 2-1 lead for Hutton in the 1st half was matched in the 2nd to see the higher league side progress with a 4-2 win. Vicky Kinsman continuing her fine scoring form for Hutton netting a hat-trick with Laura Allen also getting on the scoresheet. Emily Dempsey with both goals for Collier Row Tigers.

  Hutton Ladies Reserves were at home on Sunday playing fellow Division One side, Chigwell Ladies in the 2nd Round of the County Cup. Hutton going through to the 3rd Round with a 2-0 scoreline. Their captain Kirsti McLeavey getting one of the goals and unfortunate own goal securing the win setting up an all Hutton 3rd Round tie. All 4 games scheduled to be played Sunday 18th November.

Essex Women’s Division One

  One league match played at the weekend in Essex Women’s Division One, Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves at home to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves on Sunday. A point for both as they drew the game 1-1. Millie Richards with the goal for Chelmsford City.