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The Round-Up – Essex 10/11/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 10th November

Essex Women’s Premier Division

The top 2 meeting for the 2nd time this season with leaders Silver End United Ladies 3 points clear at the top of the Essex Women’s Premier Division travelling to play 2nd placed Collier Row Tigers who have a game in hand. A 2-2 draw when the sides met in the reverse fixture back in September. The only points both have dropped so far. Both in great form, Collier Row Tigers getting into a 2-0 lead at half-time went on to score a 3rd without reply 2nd half to win 3-0 and in the process move to the top of the Premier Division table on goal difference. The goals keep coming for Laura Bunton, scoring twice against Silver End takes her to 23 for the season so far. Roseanne Shafier also on target with a goal moves onto 9 for the campaign.

Collier Row Tigers go top of the Essex Women’s Premier Division (photo credit Collier Row Tigers)

 Third placed Chelmsford City Ladies at home taking on bottom side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies this Sunday in the Premier Division. Chelmsford making a great start ahead inside the opening 5 minutes, Ciara Meeking with a glancing header from a cross to make it 1-0. Abigail Woollvin brought down in the box to see Chelmsford awarded a penalty. Amelia Murphy stepping up to make it 2-0 from the spot. Gaby Freedman with her first goal of the season scoring from a corner to see Chelmsford leading 3-0 at half-time. Molly Butcher making it 4-0 soon after the restart racing onto a through ball to put the ball into the top corner. Shannon Kelly scoring to make it 5-0 to Chelmsford. Amelia Murphy with her 2nd of the game lobbing the keeper to put Chelmsford into a 6-0 lead the final score 7-0 with Woollvin smashing the ball into the back of the net.

Match action from Chelmsford City Ladies v Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies (photo credit Ian Kendle)

The two promoted sides met for the 2nd time this season on Sunday with Billericay Town Ladies Development hosting Rayleigh Town Ladies. The reverse fixture early in the season seeing Rayleigh Town win 8-2 and claim their 1st and only win so far in the Premier Division. 4 points from their opening 2 matches have since lost 5 in a row. Billericay having lost their opening 2 league games found their feet in the league despite being docked 3 points. A comfortable win for Billericay on Sunday their 3rd of the season top scorer Sophie Nyiro scoring 4 goals has 12 in total. Rebecca Gallagher also amongst the goals netting a brace has 8 now for the season. Rachel Armstrong-Morris making her 1st appearance of the season also getting on the scoresheet in a 7-1 victory. Isabelle Wallings with the goal for Rayleigh.

The points shared between Frontiers Ladies and Southend United Ladies in the Premier Division both goals coming in the 1st half. Emma Parker scoring her first goal for Frontiers, Harriet Hiskett with her 5th of the season ensuring a point for Southend chances to win the game for both sides Danielle Summer making her debut in goal for Southend the visitors Player of the Match.

Essex Women’s Division One

 Corringham Cosmos Women leading Essex Women’s Division One three points clear of 2nd placed Aveley Ladies with a 100% winning start 6 wins from 6 played. Dropped points for the first time this season as they were held to a 2-2 draw away to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Rebecca Corcoran scoring early in the game for Corringham Cosmos, Kimberly Lyall with her first goal for the club scoring late in the 1st half. Points dropped for the 1st time this season as they look to bounce back to the Premier Division, Corringham still manage to extend their lead at the top.

  That because Aveley Ladies in 2nd lose a 3rd league game in a row after making a brilliant start winning their opening 5 games in Division One. At home this Sunday were beaten by Chigwell Ladies who themselves make it back to back wins after claiming their 1st victory of the season last weekend at home to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Chigwell having just the 10 players available finishing with just 9 making the win more impressive. Amy beadle and Megan Murrell with their first goals for Aveley the hosts losing the match 4-2 as Chigwell’s Leah Mills netted a hat-trick. Moves onto 4 goals for the season level with Jessica MacNab who was also on target for Chigwell’s other goal.

 A win on the opening day of the season away to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves, new side Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development hadn’t won since losing their next five to plummet down the Division One table. At home to Chelmsford City once again this Sunday a battle of the bottom two with the hosts without a point from 5 games played so far this season. Bowers & Pitsea making a blistering start dominating the 1st half to lead 7-0 at the break. Ebony Moore making her 1st start scoring a brace. Two goals too for Ellie Jones. Lily Wilding also on the scoresheet with a goal along with first Bowers & Pitsea goals for Sophie Thomas and Jessica Stafford. Chelmsford City with a much improved 2nd half performance battling to keep Bowers & Pitsea from adding to their tally despite having a player sent off.

The Round-Up – Essex 03/11/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 3rd November

Essex Women’s Premier Division

  Silver End United Ladies keep up their fantastic start to the season their unbeaten run now stretching to 8 matches in the Essex Women’s Premier Division to keep 3 points in front at the top of the table over Collier Row Tigers. At home to 3rd placed Chelmsford City Ladies this weekend. Silver End with a narrow 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture at the start of the season. Getting better as the season moves on scoring goals recorded a more comfortable result to clinch a 7th win of the season this time around. Ella Tooley putting Silver End 1-0 up inside the opening 5 minutes with her first goal of the season. Rosi Webb with her 9th strike of the season making it 2-0 on 12 minutes. Chelmsford restricting the hosts to just the 2 goals in the 2nd half Sarah Jolly with a quick fire brace early in the 2nd half seeing Silver End take a 4-0 lead. Lauren Hannah made it 5-0 in the 77th minute with another goal soon following Jolly completing a hat-trick to see the game won 6-0.

Match action from Silver End United v Chelmsford City (photo credit Ian Kendle)

A game in hand for Collier Row Tigers 3 points behind the leaders are matching Silver End all the way so far in the Premier Division both sides dropping 2 points so far and those against each other back in September. Collier Row getting a 6th win of the season at home this Sunday playing Frontiers Ladies. Not reporting a Laura Bunton goal this week, Collier Row winning the match 2-0 the goals scored by Ammarah Ali and Emily Dempsey with her 1st goal of the season.

Billericay Town Ladies Development coming from behind to earn a point at the weekend in the Premier Division away to Southend United Ladies. Christina Fragnito volleying Southend into the lead 1st half. Billericay getting it back to 1-1. Southend retaking the lead Lily Halliday with a lovely piece of skill sending a shot in over the keeper for her 5th goal of the season. Again Billericay came back to level the scores, Ellie Ashford tapping in a goal to put Southend into the lead for the 3rd time in the match see them 3-2 up at half-time. The hosts making a poor start to the 2nd half Billericay capitalising to come back for behind for a 3rd time in the match keeping Southend from scoring again the game ending 3-3. Sophie Nyiro netting a brace for Billericay takes her to 8 for the season, Rebecca Gallagher also scoring with her 6th goal of the campaign.

Essex Women’s Division One

The top two meeting in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday with Corringham Cosmos Women looking to maintain their 100% winning start to the season at home taking on Aveley Ladies who lost their own 100% record last weekend defeated for the first time in the league by Tigers Ladies. Both on 15 points going into the game Corringham with a game in hand. Sophie Corcoran scoring in the 35th minute giving the hosts a narrow lead at half-time. Just past the hour Corringham doubled their advantage going 2-0 ahead with Rachel Fleming scoring her first goal of the season. Top scorer Michelle Sumpter extending the lead to 3-0 with 20 minutes left scoring her 12th goal of the season to see Corringham to a 3-0 win. Aveley with back to back defeats.

In contrast it was back to back league wins this Sunday for Hutton Ladies Reserves in Division One, after taking just a point from their opening 4 league matches. Away to Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development this weekend. Leading 1-0 at half-time Hutton going on to score twice more in the 2nd half to secure a 3-0 win. Lucy Blurton and Chloe Eastwell with their first goals of the season with Mathilda Cant also on target with a goal. Bowers & Pitsea slipping further down the table haven’t won since the opening day of the season.

The bottom pair meeting this Sunday, Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves without a point yet away to Chigwell Ladies who had just the one point so far. Chigwell getting that first vital league win of the season to earn the 3 points a narrow win, edging the result by 2 goals to 1 Jessica MacNab and Karen Ulyatt with her first goal of the season. Chigwell also on target with an own goal for Chelmsford.

The Round-Up – Essex 27/10/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 27th October

Essex Women’s Premier Division

A full fixture list in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday with the top 4 all picking up good results. Silver End United Ladies continuing their fantastic start to the season away to bottom side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies this weekend. Unbeaten in 7 now at the start of the season dropping just 2 points Silver End recording their biggest win of the league campaign to date making a great start to the game Lindsey Cowell scoring inside the opening 5 minutes. A brace for Lauren Hannah along with a goal for Helen Alder seeing Silver End leading 4-1 at the break, Jo Smeaton with the goal for Beacon Hill Rovers. Alder going on to add a 2nd goal early in the 2nd period her 5th of the season. Rosi Webb with her 7th goal of the season making it 6-1 from the penalty spot midway through the half. Michelle Hodgson on target for her first goal of the season making it 7-1 with 10 minutes left the final score 8-1 to Silver End with Stephanie A’Len registering her first goal of the campaign in the final minute.

Collier Row Tigers remain hot on Silver End’s heels in 2nd spot a game in hand 3 points behind unbeaten themselves now from 6 played again dropping just 2 points so far. Away to Billericay Town Ladies Development this Sunday, Billericay finding some form recently winning 3 out of their last 4 in league and cup. Collier Row Tigers confident themselves scoring plenty of goals, particuarly Laura Bunton who races onto 21 goals for the season netting a brace at the weekend. A brace also for Roseanne Shafier who has 8 for Collier Row now. Mia Cooman celebrating a goal too for the visitors with Fran Pridie on target to score her first goal of the season in a 6-1 victory. Rebecca Gallagher with her 5th goal of the season scoring for Billericay.

A good result at home for Chelmsford City Ladies at the weekend at home taking on Frontiers Ladies. 3rd in the Premier Division, Chelmsford bouncing back well after a couple of frustrating results in the league that has seen them lose ground on the leaders. All the goals coming in the first half Chelmsford getting themselves into a 3 goal lead keeping a clean sheet up the other end to win their 4th league match of the season, Shannon Kelly, Georgia James and Mia Brisley with the goals, all on 3 for the season.

Shannon Kelly celebrating scoring for Chelmsford City Ladies (photo credit Ian Kendle)

Completing a quartet of wins for the top four sides in the Essex Premier Division are Southend United Ladies. Although they left it late to clinch victory on Sunday at home to newly promoted Rayleigh Town Ladies. Southend coming into the game on the back of 3 straight wins in league and cup. New signing Cristina Fragnito firing Southend into the lead with her first goal for the club. Rayleigh coming back to equalise before half-time Holly Gash scoring her 6th goal of the season. That the score heading into the closing minutes of the match Lauren Johnson on her first appearance for Southend scoring the winning goal in the final minute to make it 4 wins from 4 for club in October.

Essex Women’s Division One

A fantastic October too for newcomers Tigers Ladies coming into the month with their first league point under their belts, have gone on to win back to back league games to move up the Division One table. Now up to 4th as they win for a 3rd successive game ending Aveley Ladies 100% winning start in the process. A close game Aveley hosting Amara Drummond and Bethany Murray getting a goal apiece. Alexandra Collins scoring a first half brace for Tigers Ladies taking her to 5 for the season. Ellie Wallace on target to score her 8th goal of the season in the 82nd minute seeing Tigers Ladies win the match 3-2.

  One other match played in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday, Hutton Ladies Reserves winning their first 3 points of the season at home taking on Chigwell Ladies. Scoring 3 goals without reply to move above Chigwell and Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development into 6th place in the table.

The Round-Up – Essex 13/10/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 13th October

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 A full programme of fixtures once again across the Essex Women’s Premier Division with all 8 sides in action. League leaders Silver End United Ladies looking to continue thier unbeaten start to the season at home to Frontiers Ladies at the weekend. A hard fought game between the pair, Frontiers a hard side to break down, Silver End coming away with their 5th win from 6 played a single goal enough to see the 3 points secured. Helen Alder the player getting the goal on the stroke of half-time her 2nd of the season for Silver End who maintain their 3 point lead at the top of the Premier Division.

   Collier Row Tigers Women keeping pace with Silver End at the top of the Essex Premier Division having played a game less are unbeaten themselves were at home to Rayleigh Town Ladies this Sunday. Ammarah Ali scoring her first goal for Collier Row as they won the match 2-0 to make it 4 wins from 5 played. Move 5 points clear from 3rd placed Chelmsford City Ladies too with other results going their way.

  That result being Chelmsford City’s 3rd loss of the season away to Southend United Ladies on Sunday back to back defeats after losing to Collier Row the weekend before. In contrast it’s back to back wins for Southend after making a poor start to season with one point from their opening 3 matches, got their first 3 points on the boar last weekend away to Beacon Hill Rovers now their 2nd at home. Chelmsford making a fantastic start scoring straight from the kick-off Shannon Kelly with the goal after just 18 seconds. Southend responding well coming back to level with Ellie Wood scoring her first goal of the season. Ria Toovey firing Southend into the lead with Wood on target for her 2nd of the match to see the hosts leading 3-1 at half-time. Wood going on to complete a hat-trick in the 2nd half putting Southend 4-1 scoring a well struck penalty. Mia Brisley getting a goal back for Chelmsford not enough as they lose ground on the leaders, Southend up to 4th in the table.

Match action between Southend & Chelmsford on Sunday (photo credit Southend United Ladies)

Also gaining some momentum after a difficult start to life in the Essex Women’s Premier Division are Billericay Town Ladies Development. Won for the 2nd time in 3 matches away to fellow strugglers Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on Sunday. Billericay’s best result of the season so far. Three players scoring a brace in the match, Monique Black with her first Billericay goals. Rebecca Gallagher always a potent goal threat whilst playing for Corringham Cosmos taking her tally to 4 since joining Billericay, with last season top scorer Lisa Robins also on 4 scoring twice. Joanne Burgoyne also on the scoresheet with her first of the season to see Billericay win the game 7-2. Jo Smeaton scoring both Beacon Hill Rovers goals taking her to 4 for the season the club without a point after 5 played.

Essex Women’s Division One

The Essex Women’s County league seeing it’s first postponement due to the weather this weekend in Division One with the game between Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves and Runwell Sports Ladies called off and with 3rd placed Runwell Sports not in action the leading pair of Corringham Cosmos Women and Aveley Ladies open up a 6 point lead neck and neck at the top of the table both making it 5 wins from 5 at the weekend.

Corringham Cosmos away to Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development on Sunday taking the lead inside to opening 15 minutes with Michelle Sumpter continuing her great goal scoring form at the start of the season netting for the 9th time. Bowers & Pitsea battling back to get back to 1-1 late in the 1st half with captain Danni Jennings finishing from Grace Tebb-Reading’s free-kick. Corringham Cosmos hitting the hosts with a quick fire brace in 1st half stoppage time to go in 3-1 ahead, Sophie  Corcoran making it 2-1 with her first goal of the season before Sumpter struck in her 10th of the season. Sumpter going on to complete her hat-trick early in the 2nd half. Tebb-Reading pulling a goal back for Bowers & Pitsea on the hour could find no further goals Corringham staying top on goal difference winning 4-2.

Aveley Ladies impressive start to the season continues picking up another good result at home against Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves on Sunday to keep up their 100% winning start. Hayley Knott and Amara Drummond with her 6th goal of the season securing the 3 points in a narrow 2-1 victory.

   New side Tigers Ladies are up to 5th in the Essex Women’s Division One table after they won their first game of the season this weekend away to Hutton Ladies Reserves to build on the point earned in a thrilling 4-4 with Chigwell Ladies a fortnight ago. Ellie Wallace scoring a brace to take her onto 7 goals for the season for Tigers Ladies, opening the scoring in the 5th minute adding her 2nd in stoppage time at the end of the match. Alexandra Collins also on target with a goal in the 1st half Tigers Ladies running out 3-1 winners.

The Round-Up – Essex 06/10/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 6th October

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 Silver End United Ladies continue their fantastic start to the season in the Essex Women’s Division an unbeaten start after 5 games played 3 points clear at the top. The league leaders away to Billericay Town Ladies Development. A first goal of the season for Lauren Hannah midway through the first half seeing the visitors hold a 1-0 advantage at half-time. Rosi Webb on target for her 4th goal of the season winning the 3 points for Silver End United despite a goal for the hosts for Rebecca Gallagher. 

  Beginning the day a point back from Silver End United Ladies in 2nd spot in the Essex Women’s Premier Division were Chelmsford City Ladies. The hosts winning 3 of their opening four matches taking on Collier Row Tigers who themselves had made an unbeaten start in 3rd a win sending them above Chelmsford into 2nd themselves. All square at half-time with neither sides getting the break through. Collier Row Tigers having the better of the 2nd half taking a 2-0 lead. Chelmsford getting a goal back with 20 minutes left Ciara Meeking with he first goal. As good as it for Chelmsford however as Collier Row finished strongly adding a further 3 goals to win 5-1 to have 10 points from 4 played. Laura Bunton continuing her great form in front of goal to score a hat-trick taking her onto 16 for the season. Emma Harrison also getting a goal for Collier Row along with Morgan Duffield her first for the club.

Match action for Chelmsford City Ladies v Collier Row (photo credit Ian Kendle)

   A mixed bag of results for Frontiers Ladies at the start of the season. Close results all in either victory or defeat 2 league looses to dates by a single goal. Put on a strong performance on Sunday to record a comfortable win away to newly promoted Rayleigh Town Ladies. Kay Foy making her first appearance for Frontiers this weekend rattling in 4 goals to open her account. Wasn’t the only one to open her account for the season with Bilge Taspinar getting her first Frontiers goals scoring a brace. Emma Parker and Anna Michaels both on target with their first too in an 8-0 victory to lift Frontier into the top half of the table.

  Southend United Ladies travelled to bottom side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies with both still in search of their first win of the season. A opening day draw frustration for Southend in the league since losing their next two matches. In trouble at half-time at Beacon Hill Rovers tailing 1-0 to a Grace Leavett goal Southend came back in the 2nd period to collect their first 3 point haul of the season. Harriet Hiskett scoring for the 4th time this season along with a first goal for Lydia Weekley seeing the visitors clinch a 2-1 win.

Essex Women’s Division One

Corringham Cosmos Women return to the top of Essex Women’s Division One, neck and neck with Aveley Ladies at the start of the season sat out last weekends fixtures to see Aveley make it 4 wins from 4 to go 3 points clear. Aveley’s turn to sit out the fixtures this weekend Corringham Cosmos looking to make it 4 wins from 4 themselves to return to the top of the table were at home to Chigwell Ladies. Michelle Sumpter continuing her good goal scoring form at the start of the season for Corringham Cosmos netting a first half hat-trick to put her on 8 for the season. Molly McCarty making it 4-0 to the hosts with 20 minutes left a first goal of the season for Rebecca Corcoran wrapping up a 5-0 win 10 minutes from the end.

   Plenty of goals scored in the other games played in Essex Women’s Division One too, Hutton Ladies Reserves scoring 5 away from home taking on Runwell Sports Ladies. Wasn’t enough however as Runwell Sports rattled in 7 goals up the other end to win their 3rd game of the season to stay 3rd in the table. Mathilda Cant, Rachael Agombar and Frances Murphy all scoring their first goals of the season for Hutton, Agombar and Murphy both hitting a brace. Three players bagging a brace for Runwell Sports, Marie Barker, Ashley Debnam and Rachael Selfe with her first two goals of the season. Anna Winfield also celebrating her first goal of the season.

   A more comfortable win at home for Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves consolidating 4th spot in the Essex Women’s Division One table with an 8-1 home win over Chelmsford City ladies Reserves at the weekend. 7 points collected now from their last 3 games after losing on the opening day away to Corringham Cosmos. 

The Round-Up – Essex 29/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 29th September

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Silver End United Ladies continue to lead the way in the Essex Women’s Premier Division keeping up their unbeaten start at the beginning of the season a draw last Sunday home to Collier Row Tigers were at hoe again this Sunday taking on Southend United Ladies who have brought in 10 new signing to date the latest Christina Fragnito previously with Hullbridge Sports Ladies. A good first half from the visitors Southend holding Silver End to a goalless the hosts with a good finish to the game 15 minutes left to play broke the deadlock from a long range free-kick Roxanne Gardner sending a high ball in over the keeper. Another free-kick bringing a 2nd goal 2 minutes later Rosi Webb getting on the end of the ball to send the ball home. Southend pressing looking for a reply late on hit on the counter a through ball in the 84th minute setting up Webb to score her 2nd of the game and secure a 3-0 win for Silver End.

A strong start to the new season too for Chelmsford City Ladies winning 3 of their 4 matches so far to lay a point back from Silver End in 2nd. There defeat a narrow 2-1 loss to Silver End were looking to make it back to back wins this weekend at home to newly promoted Rayleigh Town Ladies at home a change of venue prior to kick-off. A close contest looked to be going in goalless. Chelmsford with two goals late in the first half, Amelia Murphy running onto a through ball to lob the keeper. 2-0 a minute later with Mia Brisley hitting a screamer. Rayleigh getting it back to 2-1 with Holly Gash on target. Chelmsford further extending their lead with 20 minutes left to play Georgia James capitalising on a poor goalkick to score. Molly Butcher making it 4-1 in the 77th minute. James wrapping up a 5-1 win with her 2nd of the game in stoppage time set up by Alisha Bull making her return after being out with a with a serious knee injury.

Match action from Chelmsford City v Rayleigh Town (photo credit Ian Kendle)

Three points back from leaders Silver End United Ladies are 3rd placed Collier Row Tigers with a game in hand, continued their unbeaten start to the season with a home win over Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Drawing 2-2 last time out with Silver End, Collier Row Tigers held a narrow 2-1 lead at half-time. The hosts going on to dominant in the 2nd half as they added a further 6 goals to win 8-2. Laura Bunton amongst the goals once again at the start of the season scoring 4 times at the weekend giving her 13 from 4 played played. Chloe Jackson hitting a brace with Roseanne Shafier also celebrating a goal her 6th of the season and a first of the season for Mia Cooman. Jo Smeaton with the goals in each half for Beacon Hill Rovers who slip to bottom the only side yet to take a point.

  Billericay Town Ladies Development new to the league bottom of the Premier Division at the start of play on Sunday, clinched their first win of the campaign after losing their opening two a good result at the weekend away to Frontiers Ladies coming out on top in a hard fought game with Sophie Nyiro hitting in the winning goal.

Essex Women’s Division One

A perfect start to the season in Essex Women’s Division One for new side Aveley Ladies as they made it 4 wins from 4 and with Corringham Cosmos Women the side not in action move 3 points clear at the top of the table. Aveley’s 100% record continued away to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves this Sunday, Bethany Murry with her 4th of the season and Amara Drummond with her 5th securing a 2-0 victory.

  Losing 2-1 away to Corringham Cosmos in their last fixture a fortnight ago Runwell Sports Ladies returned to winning ways this Sunday as they travelled to play newcomers Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development. The visitors leading 2-0 at half-time. Bowers & Pitsea scoring through Ella Jones in the 2nd period, Runwell however scoring a further 2 to clinch a 4-1 win. Ashley Debnam and Aaryanna Simonelli with a goal each with Ashleigh Harvey scoring her first of the season and Marie Barker her first for the club.

  Elsewhere in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday the points were shared. Hutton Ladies Reserves looking for their first points of the season after losing their opening fixture last weekend at home taking on Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves. Baylie Kingsnorth opening her account for the season firing Hutton into a 1-0 half-time lead. Leigh Ramblers coming back to level the scores 2nd half with Elisha Reade making it 1-1.

  Chigwell Ladies at home taking on Tigers Ladies at home on Sunday also seeing the points shared the pair also sharing 8 goals to both earn their first point of the season. Leah Mills with her first if the season for Chigwell there was also a hat-trick for Aquila Bailey-Browne her 3rd coming from the penalty spot. Tigers Ladies new to the league this season earning their first point with Chloe Brown making her first appearance of the season scoring a goal. With Ellie Wallace on target for a hat-trick again one of the goals a penalty her 3rd goal scored in the 89th minute.

The Round-Up – Essex 22/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd September

Essex Women’s Premier Division

All 8 sides in action in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday. Silver End United Ladies making a good start to the new season winning their opening two league matches to top the early table were at home this Sunday against Collier Row Tigers also showing good form scoring 9 goals in both of their league and cup matches so far. In the end a frustrating result for both sides as they had to settle for a point each the game finishing all square at 2-2. Laura Bunton and Roseanne Shafier with the goals for Collier Row Tigers that see both score in 3 successive games. Rosi Webb and Helen Alder on the scoresheet for Silver End United the pairs first goals for the club.

  Chelmsford City Ladies close the gap to Silver End United Ladies at the top of the Premier Division to a point winning away to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on Sunday. Ella Jones scoring for Beacon Hill Rovers to give the hosts an early lead, Chelmsford were soon back on level terms making it 1-1 inside the opening quarter hour of the game Shannon Kelly opening her account blasting in a shot from 18 yards. Molly Butcher giving the visitors the lead on the half hour finding the bottom corner with her first goal of the season. A 2-1 lead for Chelmsford at half-time the visitors ensuring the points won with a 3rd goals in the 2nd half Megan Hunter capitalising on a weak clearance to score her first of the season in the 78th minute.

The two promoted sides meeting this weekend in the Premier Division with Rayleigh Town Ladies at home to Billericay Town Ladies Development. The visitors short on numbers, Rayleigh coming back from 3-0 down in their opening game to draw 4-4 with Southend United Ladies. Plenty of goals in their side as they begin life at a higher level. It’ll be a surprise when you don’t see a football symbol by captain Isabelle Wallings name on full time and this was certainly not the case this Sunday with the attacker scoring 5 goals. Holly Gash often amongst the goals too scoring a brace, Louise Lawrence also on the scoresheet with a goal for Rayleigh in and 8-2 win. The visitors goalscorers Lisa Robins and Sophie Nyiro with her first Billericay goal.

  A 2-1 defeat to Chelmsford to start the season for Frontiers Ladies. Came though on penalties to advance in the County Cup last Sunday. This weekend travelled to Southend United Ladies looking for their first points of the season. The sides contesting a goalless draw at half-time Ellie-Marie Ashford struck early on the 2nd half with her first of the season to put Southend into the lead. Frontiers coming back to level the scores with Kelly Holsworth opening her account for the season. Jill Bartholomew firing Frontiers into the lead with what would prove to be the winning goal on her 50th appearance for the club.  

Essex Women’s Division One

Two sides making it 3 wins from 3 at the start of the season in Essex Women’s Division One, Aveley Ladies and Corringham Cosmos Ladies already opening up a 6 point lead at the top of the table. Aveley Ladies new to the league this season starting well at home this Sunday taking on Hutton Ladies Reserves who were beginning their season this weekend. The hosts winning the game 4-1 with Amara Drummond scoring her 4th goal of the season with 3 more players opening their accounts for Aveley, a goal each for Hayley Knott, Mia Williams and Holly Wright.

3 wins from 3 to start the season for Corringham Cosmos Women. Were away to newcomers Tigers Ladies this Sunday in Division One. A quick fire brace form Michelle Sumpter midway through the first half seeing Corringham Cosmos take a 2-0 lead. Ellie Wallace with a goal for Tigers Ladies their first in the league past the half hour seeing them trailing 2-1 at the interval. The 3 points made safe for Corringham Cosmos with 10 minutes left to play Molly McCarthy scoring her first goal for the club.

A 2-0 defeat to Corringham Cosmos, Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves were looking for their first points of the season as they hosted Bowers & Pitsea ladies new Development side at the weekend. Capitalised on a slow start by the visitors to open the scoring a ball over the top fired home. Bowers & Pitsea coming back to level the scores with Marina Jones scoring her first goal for the club. Leigh Ramblers getting the lead back before half-time going in 2-1 up opened up a 3-1 lead in the 2nd period. Constance Keeling getting it back to 3-2 to Bowers & Pitsea with 5 minutes left on the clock Leigh Ramblers holding on for their first win of the season, Stacy Bott and a brace for Elisha Reade celebrating their first goals of the season.

 

 

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.

The Round-Up – Essex 08/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th September

Essex Women’s Premier Division

There will be eight sides competing in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this season. Leigh Ramblers Ladies winning the title last season promoted to the ERWFL. Harlow Town Ladies no longer fielding a Development side. Promoted are Billericay Town Ladies, then as the Reserves side but now a 3rd Development side has been created to play in this league. Rayleigh Town Ladies promoted as runners-up. Other sides strengthening tough to predict who will emerge as a title contender certainly 4 of those eight are capable.

Two of those meeting on the opening day as Frontiers Ladies played hosted to Chelmsford City Ladies. A close contest goalless at the break the 3 points settled by a single goal, Abigail Woolvin finding the back of the net in the 57th minute enough to seal the win for Chelmsford City.

Evading the tackle, action from Frontiers Ladies v Chelmsford City Ladies (photo credit Ian Kendle)

Plenty of goals scored elsewhere in the Premier Division on the opening day Collier Row Tigers a long established side at this level at home to newcomers Billericay Town Ladies Development scoring big on the opening day recording a 9-1 win to top the table after the first round of matches. No info on goalscorers. Rebecca Gallagher though opening her account for Billericay in what was a consolation goal.

Silver End United Ladies have made a signing of note bringing in striker Toni-Anne Wayne will be a huge asset for any squad at this level and so proved the case for Silver End as they played host to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on the opening day. Wayne opening the scoring midway through the 1st half, further goals from Lindsey Cowell and Jessica Mills seeing the hosts into a 3-0 half-time lead. Wayne netting her 2nd soon after the restart. Sarah Jolly scoring to make it 5-0 on 64 minutes. Wayne going on to score a 3rd to complete an opening day hat-trick with 10 minutes left.

Another high scoring encounter on the opening day saw newly promoted Rayleigh Town Ladies hosting Southend United Ladies. The visitors getting off to a great start going on to lead the game 3-0. Ria Toovey putting them into the lead a penalty converted by Lili Halliday making it 2-0 a great strike from Grace Hill on her debut adding a 3rd goal. Rayleigh Town are a side with plenty of goals in them Isabelle Wallings alone scoring 50 last season. The hosts getting it back to 3-2 their 2nd a penalty before Hill struck again at the end of the first half to see Southend hold a 4-2 advantage. A great comeback from Rayleigh though as they scored twice more in the 2nd half to pull it back to 4-4 and see the points shared. Wallings captaining the side opening her account with a goal, Holly Gash who netted 23 goals last season scoring a brace, with Louise Lawrence also on the scoresheet for her 1st goal for the club.

Essex Women’s Division One

Nine sides contesting Essex Women’s Division One this season. Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development and Tigers Ladies new to the league. Corringham Cosmos Women dropping down from the Premier Division whilst Belhus Ladies become Aveley Ladies. Eight sides in action on the opening weekend with plenty of goals scored. 

  Will start with Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development newly created as their 1st team are promoted to the ERWFL Premier Division began with an away trip to play Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Bowers & Pitsea getting off to a great start with 2 early goals, Georgina Beeson firing the visitors into the lead on 8 minutes, Rebecca Kemp scoring soon after from a corner. A 3rd goal coming from a free-kick awarded on the edge of the area Kelsey Young striking the crossbar, Kemp their on the follow up to score her 2nd. Constance Keeling introduced to the action put through on goal to score and see Bowers & Pitsea 4-0 to the good at the break. Within a minute of the restart it was 5-0 with Beeson netting her 2nd of the game. Gracei Robinson getting in on the goals to make it 6-0. Young getting a 7th goal. Chelmsford pulling a goal back with Tish Cleary on target. The hosts would concede further however in the dying stages of the game with Keeling getting her 2nd and a goal for Lily Wilding seeing the game won 9-1.

   Runwell Sports Ladies form fluctuated throughout last season and if they can find consistency this campaign will be amongst the front runners challenging at the top of the league. Could’ve have gotten off to a better start with a convincing win at home to newcomers Tigers Ladies. Leading 2-0 at half-time Runwell went on to dominate the 2nd half to add a further 6 goals to win 8-0. Ellouise Falconer opening her season with a hat-trick. Megan Marney finding the back of the net for 2 goals. Also opening their accounts were Joanne Attridge, Ashley Debnam and last season’s top scorer Aaryanna Simonelli.

  Another high scoring game was anything but one sided as Chigwell Ladies hosted Aveley Ladies on the opening day of the season. The pair sharing a 9 goal thriller. Two players scoring a brace for Chigwell, Jessica MacNab and Marie Gamage one from the penalty spot. It wasn’t enough to see them take anything from the game as their opponents found the back of their net for 5 goals. Bethany Murray on target for 2 goals for Aveley there was also a hat-trick on the opening day and Aveley’s first ever competitive match for Amara Drummond.

  Corringham Cosmos Women back in Division One getting their season off to a positive start at home as they recorded a 2-0 win over Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves.

Match Report – Cup Final Special

Sunday 19th May

Essex Women’s League Cup Final

Leigh Ramblers Ladies v Harlow Town Ladies Development

 One more final before the season draws to a close a trip down to Essex this Sunday to watch Leigh Ramblers Ladies play Harlow Town Ladies Development for the League Cup.

   Finishing one two in the Essex Women’s Premier Division the pair going head to head in their final game of the season. A strong campaign for both, Leigh Ramblers Ladies winning the Premier Division title in just their 2nd season playing women’s football following promotion from Division One as runners-up the previous year. A very young squad too, with just 3 players over 18, thier Reserves side joining Division One this season.

 Starting life in the higher division with a defeat Leigh Ramblers Ladies never looked back after that going on a run of 10 straight league wins before suffering just their 2nd defeat, top of the table for most of the way along with Frontiers Ladies emerged as clear leaders winning their last 5 league games to clinch the Premier Division title. Have applied for promotion to the ERWFL no doubt encouraged by beating higher league Bowers & Pitsea Ladies in the opening round of the FA Women’s Cup. Kate Newton leading their goal scoring charts with 31 goals to her name this season. A hard run to the League Cup Final too taking top half Premier Division sides all the way.

  The last time I was able to attend the Essex Women’s League Cup Final was when Harlow Town Ladies 1st team were a fast emerging force within the women’s game, beating Runwell Sports (Hospital) Ladies as they were then at the end of the 2015/16 Harlow have risen through the pyramid rapidly, a solid top half finish in their debut season in ERWFL Premier Division the first season they have not tasted promotion. Are now well backed up by a fast improving Development side although they are as often referred to as the Reserves, I’ll stick with Development.

  Like Leigh Ramblers Ladies, another very young side, a solid start to the season in the Premier Division the side to beat Leigh Ramblers on the opening day were long unbeaten themselves amongst the top three. Table adjustments along the way saw them lose ground a strong run however towards the tail end of the season sees them coming into this Sunday’s final in strong form winning 6 in a row and scoring 42 goals along the way. Hannah Smith top scorer with 44 goals to her name, Ellie Nicholls wading in with 24 goals herself, most of the squad contributing with goals over the season with 21 of the 30 used on the scoresheet. 

Road to the Final

  A tough draw for both sides in the 1st Round of the League Cup. Leigh Ramblers were drawn at home to play fellow Premier Division side Chelmsford City Ladies a 2nd half goal from Chloe Gilligan enough to see Leigh Ramblers into the 2nd Round. Harlow away to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves who were amongst the title challengers and eventual winners of Division One. A 2-0 lead for Harlow at half-time went on to win 4-2.

   Leigh Ramblers taking on their title rivals Frontiers Ladies at home in the 2nd Round of the competition. Goals from Aimee Skinner, Kate Newton and Amy Jacobs securing a 3-0 victory. Harlow at home to fellow Premier Division side, Silver End United Ladies, Hannah Smith amongst the goals netting a brace in a 4-0 win.

   A trip to play Collier Row Tigers for Leigh Ramblers in the quarter finals. The 2016/17 League Cup finalists capable of beating anyone on their day and it was a high scoring encounter between the sides drawing 3-3 after 90 minutes the game heading into extra-time Collier Row Tigers scoring a 4th goal but so to Leigh Ramblers and another to reach the last 4 with a 5-4 extra-time win. Harlow away to Leigh Ramblers Reserves in their quarter final, Hannah Smith and Ellie Nicholls both scoring 4 each the the game with Jazi Davidson also scoring in a 9-1 win to put Harlow into the semi-finals.

   Leigh Ramblers having home advantage in the semi-finals taking on another top half Premier Division side, Southend United Ladies, a first half brace for Kate Newton seeing them reach their first League Cup Final. Harlow away to Division One side Runwell Sports Ladies in the last 4.Hannah Smith again top scoring in the game netting 4 goals once again as Harlow’s young guns won 8-1 to reach their first ever League Cup Final too, that win at the beginning of their winning run.

The Runwell Sports & Social Club once again hosting the Essex Women’s League Cup final. A new road layout leading up to it easy to find. The large clubhouse serving hot and cold drinks along with food leading onto the playing pitches themselves a large playing field beyond sporting a number of full sized pitches amongst other sporting activities. Goo grass cover on the pitch, like most pitches currently very dry uneven could all do with some moisture the ground hard. The weather muggy, warm, clouds around overcast still the odd spot of rain but nothing more.

 Leigh Ramblers Ladies starting XI – Emily Mackler (C), Megan Thomas, Jordan Castle, Rebecca Dalgarno, Megan Downes, |Cassie Mashford, Sasha Vail, Maddie Archer, Paige White, Amber Denton & Amy Jacobs. Subs – Emily Diwell, Molly Giles, Lucy Dalgarno, Abbi Brown & Aimee Skinner.

Harlow Town Ladies Development starting XI – Josie Burke, Jazi Davidson, Kaydee King, Evie Anderson, Nicole Storey, Savannah Japal, Maisy Wyer (C), Ronni Harrison, Poppy Binding, Ellie Nicholls & Hannah Smith. Subs – Harriet Douglas, Tamsin Turner, Maisie Ryan, Amelia Hall & Ciara Purdue.

(roll on roll off substitutes)

  Leigh Ramblers without their top scorer for the game Kate Newton unavailable, a couple of others carrying knocks. Harlow the opposite getting back to full strength players returning from injury sustained earlier in the season. A minutes silence held before kick-off as a mark of respect for Daniel Webster one of the league referees who passed away suddenly on 2nd April. Harlow to kick-off the 1st half wearing red shirts with white sleeves and vertical pencil stripes, red and white shorts with red socks. Leigh Ramblers lined up opposite wearing blue and black vertical striped shirts, black shorts and socks. The ball pressed early Leigh Ramblers closing Harlow down in midfield.

Rebecca Dalgarno and Savannah Japal going in for the tackle

  Harlow’s Poppy Binding moves out to the right combines with Savannah Japal on the wing getting forwards the pass inside Binding attempting to get into the box, Leigh Ramblers in to defend the clearance long up top, Amy Jacobs after it, Evie Anderson doing the defending for Harlow. Sasha Vail getting hold of the ball for Leigh Ramblers on the right wing drives on space in front of her, Kaydee King coming across from the centre of defence to make the challenge win the ball. Jacobs chasing another long ball put forwards from the back the Leigh Ramblers attack moving right to the byline flashing a cross back across goal just evading the runners from midfield.

Hannah Smith looking for a midfield runner for Harlow out wide

   Harlow come forwards in numbers Binding moving right combining with Japal forced back but possession kept the ball with captain Maisy Wyer central options ahead of her plays the diagonal ball looking to spread play, Maddie Archer intercepts for Leigh Ramblers. A bright start from Harlow getting players forwards with attacking intent. Hannah Smith pushing on left side sliding a ball through for Binding in attack, chasing it left side, Leigh Ramblers Jordan Castle going with her defending the ball out for a  throw. From the throw in Smith looks to turn top of the area and shoot, Rebecca Dalgarno putting in the blocking tackle for Leigh Ramblers. 

Amber Denton bringing the ball on for Leigh Ramblers

  Binding moving all over the place in the final 3rd in the early stages for Harlow drags a shot wide from 20 yards out as she turns her marker 20 yards out on the right. Leigh Ramblers pushed back by Harlow are struggling to get the ball into their attackers, Jacobs leading the line chasing after long ball as the defence clears, plenty of pace from Jacobs, Harlow goalkeeper Josie Burke able to get there first. Nicole Storey bringing the ball on from the back for Harlow pushed onto Ellie Nicholls ahead of her sends it on for Binding up top, Dalgarno cutting the pass out at the back for Leigh Ramblers.

Harlow Town Ladies Nicole Storey

  Binding put through to attack the goal inside the six yard box right, goalkeeper and captain Emily Mackler making the blocking save at close range, the ball deflected wide across goal, Binding after it retrieves and turning puts the ball back central. Leigh Ramblers clear. Coming left the ball seen into her feet by Jacobs turns in behind left side driving on into the box, tackled by King. Paige White on the ball for Leigh Ramblers takes it forwards 20 yards out sending it on for Jacobs left inside the area moving across to the right, Storey staying with her putting in the blocking tackle as Jacobs goes to shoot. Play stopped as Jacobs is down injured a knee bandaged before the game comes off for further treatment before being allowed back on.

Leigh Ramblers, Maddie Archer

   Nicholls fouled by Megan Thomas outside the box as Binding looks to play the ball into her run central. Nicholls over the set-piece goes for it for a moment looked like it was in certainly the Harlow fans surrounding me thought so but no the ball over the bar. Leigh Ramblers the busier in defence, Castle and Dalgarno with several blocks as they are pushed back into their box. Wyer lining up a shot from distance lacking the power to trouble Mackler. Harlow pressuring the ball well lively showing plenty of energy a throw won left Binding inside to Smith top of the area, drags her shot wide of the near post.

Ellie Nicholls sees her shot fly narrowly over

   Half an hour played Leigh Ramblers all back inside their half, Jacobs breaks after a ball hooked clear by Connie Mashford. Takes the ball all the way into the area, King doing well to get back on her Jacobs hesitating before shooting giving the defender the chance she needs to put the tackle in regain possession. Binding charging down Castle at the back top of the area steals into the box after the deflected ball left of goal looks to come inside her intent to smash it low round the keeper, Mackler doing well however lunging forwards to snatch the ball from the strikers feet. 

  GOAL! Leigh Ramblers counter and somewhat against the run of play find themselves taking the lead, the ball headed on through the middle up to Jacobs in attack shoulder to shoulder with King as they look to control the bouncing ball, Jacobs winning the header the ball struck as it falls sent low past the keeper into the back of the net 1-0.

Amy Jacobs with the opening goal for Leigh Ramblers

  Jacobs is substituted straight after putting Leigh Ramblers into the lead, Emily Diwell coming on. Vail taking the ball on down the right wing covering ground but no cross in as Harlow close her down. A 2nd change for Leigh Ramblers with Downes coming off Abbi Brown coming on. 

 GOAL! Harlow are soon back on level terms just 2 minutes after falling a goal behind get up the other end and equalise Binding on the scoresheet racing onto the ball inside the box central shoots wide of the advancing keeper low to her left shes her effort strike the base of the post the rebound back across goal favouring the attack she meets it in the air to volley home 1-1.

  Leigh Ramblers press forwards from the restart White out to Vail on the right up the line her cross fired into the area met by Diwell her headed ball straight at Burke. Binding shown a yellow card for throwing the ball away after a decision goes against her team. Harlow com on numbers forwards the play with Smith on the left into the area coming across the top of the box goes to shot, Castle putting in the blocking tackle a painful one goes down immediately play stopped much to Harlow’s chagrin, but a serious injury for Castle cannot continue helped off the pitch Lucy Dalgarno comes on in her place. 

  GOAL! Penalty! Leigh Ramblers are awarded the spot kick after Diwell is upended inside the area looking to get in behind as she comes towards Lucy Dalgarno’s cross from the right. Molly Giles on for Leigh Ramblers to take the spot kick a composed finish sending the ball to the keepers left wide into the back of the net to put them back into the lead 2-1.

Molly Giles restoring Leigh Ramblers lead from the spot

   Leigh Ramblers press the attack lead in the first half a throw won on the right the ball into the area for Diwell no shooting option brings it back for White who screws her shot from 25 yards out away from goal. Moments left a free-kick on halfway for Harlow Nicholls to play the ball forwards into the box, Binding can’t bring it down to shoot as she drifts into a gap, Leigh Ramblers clear as the whistle blows.

Half-time Leigh Ramblers Ladies 2-1 Harlow Town Ladies Development

 A narrow lead for Leigh Ramblers at half-time and they would be the first to agree somewhat against the run of play. A lively start from Harlow pushing their opponents back, creating opportunities Leigh Ramblers battling in defence however keeping them out Jacobs up the other end a threat whenever they did get the ball forwards into her taking the opening goal well. Harlow coming straight back into it to level the scores through Binding only to concede a late penalty to see Leigh Ramblers back in front. Alot of energy expanded first half Leigh Ramblers losing Castle to injury a blow.

    Leigh Ramblers to get the 2nd half underway, Harrison in to win it straight away for Harlow playing the ball on for Binding, Thomas intercepting at the back for Leigh Ramblers. The 2nd half starting at the same pace as the first half. Denton pushing on with the ball at her feet for Leigh Ramblers right side getting a throw in, the ball put inside defended by Davidson. 

Maisy Wyer with Molly Giles

  A RED CARD! Harlow’s goalkeeper Burke shown a straight red card for handling the ball outside the area! Leigh Rambler’s Denton sending the ball on through the middle Burke coming  to the top of her area looking to claim, drifts over the line, is extremely unfortunate however, have a picture that clearly shows her outside the box but also shows her slipping as she goes to back peddle her studs sticking in the turf. The decision incensing Harlow but the decision is clear ball handled outside the box Harlow down to 10.

  A free-kick for Leigh Ramblers outside the box a substitute goalkeeper needing to be sorted for Harlow, initially Storey dons the shirt but a change see her come off with Harriet Douglas coming on to go between the sticks. Rebecca Dalgarno over the free-kick her shot taking a deflection off the wall behind for a corner, in from the left across the six yard box over the keeper to the far post no one there however Harlow clear. 

Leigh Ramblers Ladies, Megan Downes

  Harlow attack Smith on the left driving forwards cutting inside to cross central Binding fouled by Rebecca Dalgarno a free-kick to Harlow just outside the box. King forwards to take it curls a shot low and wide. Harlow fired up by the loss of their goalkeeper, pro-active spurred on by King continue their attacking play. Binding coming back into the middle to regain possession out to Smith left up the line wins a corner against Denton. 

Harlow Town Ladies, Hannah Smith

  Leigh Ramblers Diwell running onto a central pass pushing forwards, King staying with her sliding in to take the ball. Harlow quick t turn play around Smith on the left cutting inside lifting a shot over the bar. Archer doing well in defence tackling Smith on the left as she receives the ball from Wyer. Anderson across to block as Diwell and Denton combine in attack for Leigh Ramblers on the right. Thomas coming off for Leigh Ramblers, Downes rejoining the action. Diwell off too with Jacobs back on. 

  King determined at the back for Harlow winning the header the ball on for Smith left support from Nicholls central closed down by Rebecca Dalgarno. Binding put through into the box left of goal rides the challenge staying on her feet as Mackler slides in to try and save at her feet the ball beyond her Binding unable to get a shot away. Brown getting forwards on the right for Leigh Ramblers attempts to play the pass inside for Jacobs the flag up against her. 

Jazi Davidson bringing the ball on for Harlow Town Ladies

  A corner for Leigh Ramblers on the right changes for Harlow before it with Maisie Ryan and Amelia Hall coming on. The delivery flashing in across the face of goal dropping wide at the far post. Harlow push forwards in attack Nicholls away left side shooting from outside the box, Mackler with the save down to push the ball wide. Japal getting into the area right for Harlow sees a shot blocked the ball spinning behind for a corner. Appeals for handball from the resulting corner but nothing given.

   GOAL! 20 minutes gone in the 2nd half and Harlow come back to level the score. Harlow awarded a free-kick wide on the right after Japal is fouled. Nicholls on the ball sends it on into the area, King making the near side run getting to the ball first to turn it on across goal, Mackler diving gets her fingertips on the ball but not enough to keep it out at her far post 2-2.

  Harlow looking the stronger side now despite being down to 10, Leigh Ramblers tiring, Harlow buoyed by the equaliser and the injustice they feel from the sending off. Giles getting the ball forwards for Leigh Ramblers into the run off Denton right her cross into the box claimed by Douglas. Mackler with another fantastic save diving to her right to deny Nicholls as she shoots from outside the area right set up by Japal. Nicholls showing good movement in the final third playing in Smith left her shot parried up by the keeper collected on the bounce. The game entering the final minutes of normal play. Changes for Leigh, Mashford and Diwell back on. Harlow pressing forwards Binding moving left hits a shot on the turn from the top of the area her effort always rising. 

  GOAL! Harlow launch an attack in the 88th minute Binding bringing the ball on from halfway allowed to travel taking it all the way to the edge of the area left of goal letting fly with a shot a fantastic finish! The ball in over the keeper dropping under the bar to nestle in the bottom corner. Harlow down to 10 have the lead 2-3.

Poppy Binding putting Harlow into the lead late in the game

   Into stoppage time Harlow with the lead Leigh Ramblers with little time to find a reply, Rebecca Dalgarno now in an advanced position. Risk being hit on the counter Harlow with their tails up not interested in defending what they have Binding up on the right cutting a ball back for Nicholls to line up a shot from 25 yards out her strike over. 

  GOAL! The game surely won for Harlow as they score a further goal at the death Nicholls bringing the ball on central forwards for Smith breaking into the box she shoots early putting the ball past the advancing keeper to make it 2-4.

 Leigh Ramblers have a late corner on the left players forwards into the area the delivery in low met by Rebecca Dalgarno at the far post close range she turns to strike, Davidson blocking on the line for Harlow the rebound popping straight to Brown can’t keep it down from close in.

Jazi Davidson with block to deny Dalgarno

  Nicholls bringing the ball on for Harlow in the closing minutes up towards the top of the area strikes the ball the attempt rising over the bar. The final whistle blows and Harlow complete a sensational win having been a goal and player down with 25 minutes left to play, players rushing onto the pitch to celebrate.

Harlow celebrate at the final whistle

Full time Leigh Ramblers Ladies 2-4 Harlow Town Ladies Development

  An entertaining cup final played at a fast temp Harlow on the front foot from the off, Leigh Ramblers not settling early on. Chances created Harlow didn’t capitalise Leigh Ramblers ahead against the run of play soon pegged back a late penalty first half giving them the advantage at the break. The game turned on it’s head early 2nd half with the sending off of Josie Burke that decision galvanising Harlow however as they pushed on getting back on level terms and despite the player disadvantage looked the more likely to find the winning goal as they pressed the attack late on.

Women’s Football East – Player of the Match

Time to pick this afternoon’s Women’s Football East – Player of the Match. Was a competitive game with lots of energy expanded. Some notable performances, Kaydee King strong at the back for Harlow so too Rebecca Dalgarno for Leigh Ramblers. Ellie Nicholls impressive in attack bringing the ball on showing good movement throughout. The award though goes to Harlow’s Poppy Binding a threat all game getting forwards making intelligent runs to get into scoring positions and back when needed to regain the ball covered alot of goal and scoring two fantastic goals.

Harlow Town Ladies Development 2018/19 Essex Women’s League Cup winners

 Congratulations to Harlow Town Ladies on winning the Essex Women’s League Cup.

 Not to be for Leigh Ramblers Ladies but a fantastic season nonetheless winning the Premier Division title.

 Two sides that I have covered alot in this season’s Round-Ups always good to see the players and sides you write about in action for the first time. My thanks for the help with the teams and good to meet everyone. Almost done one game to go.