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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.

The Round-Up – Essex 12/05/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 12th May

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 Premier Division Champions, Leigh Ramblers Ladies completed their excellent season this weekend with a win away from home against 4th placed Collier Row Tigers. Sasha Vail netting a hat-trick their were goals too for Chloe Gilligan and top scorer Kate Newton who finishes on 31 goals for the season. Leigh Ramblers winning the game 5-1 ending 6 points clear at the top losing just 2 of their 16 league matches and one of those way back on the opening day. 

  Below them a 6-2 win at home on Friday night for Harlow Town Ladies Development against Southend United Ladies had seen them set up a winner takes all game for 2nd against Frontiers Ladies this Sunday. Harlow with a point advantage in 2nd going into the game at home against their local rivals. A good season for Harlow’s youngsters a strong finish to the end of the season as they made it 6 straight league wins scoring 42 goals along the way. Leading Frontiers 2-1 at half-time Harlow piled on the goals 2nd half to win the game 8-1 to clinch runners up spot convincingly. Poppy Binding and top scorer Hannah Smith both scoring a hat-trick their were goals too for Kaydee King and yet another with a first Harlow goal to her name Ronni Harrison. The League Cup Final to come this Sunday at Runwell Sports FC 1st & 2nd meeting Harlow taking on Leigh Ramblers.

One more game to bring you from the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday and it was a positive end to the season for Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies as they won at home to Chelmsford City Ladies. Ella Jones having previously been on the scoresheet for one goal this season for Beacon Hill Rovers scoring a hat-trick, there was goals for Abbie Sutton her first for the club in just her 3rd appearance and a 21st goal of the season for Jo Smeaton. Beacon Hill Rovers winning 5-2. Shannon Kelly and Mia Brisley with the goals for Chelmsford.

Tiptree & District Charity Cup

Silverware too for Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies at the end of the season as they met Frontiers Ladies in the final of the Tiptree & District Charity Cup last Wednesday at White Notley FC. Goals from Jo Smeaton and Samantha Weidner seeing Beacon Hill Rovers draw 2-2 with their opponents in the 90 minutes, Loren Delamere and Kelly Holsworth scoring for Frontiers the game not settled in extra-time went all the way to penalties, Beacon Hill Rovers winning the shootout 4-2 to win the trophy.

Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies 2018/19 Tiptree & District Charity Cup winners (picture credit Beacon Hill Rovers)

 Congratulations to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on winning this season’s Tiptree & District Charity Cup.

Essex Women’s Division One

The season drawing to a close in Essex Women’s Division One, Billericay Town Ladies Reserves clinching the title, Rayleigh Town Ladies running them close started the day in 3rd spot 3 points back from 2nd placed Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies knowing a win in their final game of the season away to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves would see them clinch 2nd courtesy of a superior goal difference. Rayleigh have scored goals all season and have plenty in their squad who can come up trumps. Isabelle Wallings way out in front as top scorer finishing with a goal on Sunday to take her to 52 goals for the season 10 more than she scored last season. Eleasha Reeves top scoring in the final game of the season for Rayleigh with a hat-trick as 26 goals to her name. Amy Cox-Smith with a brace with Sophie Rhodes also on target in a 7-0 victory.

  Hutton Ladies Reserves in fourth spot were at home to bottom side Island Ladies in their final game of the season. Finished thier debut season back in the league strongly with a win, Goals from Baylie Kingsnorth, Mathilda Cant, Emily Wilton and Samantha Kuski sealing a 4-2 result. Ebonnie Williams scoring both goals for Island.

The Round-Up – Essex 05/05/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 5th May

Essex Women’s Premier Division

A great first season playing in the Essex Women’s Premier Division for Leigh Ramblers Ladies having be promoted last season their debut in women’s football their young squad having gone on to clinch the league title and become champions. Losing on the opening day of the season, never looked back going on a long winning run in the league to climb to the top of the table before rivals at the top Frontiers Ladies managed to halt their progress slightly with a 2-1 win in the league those though the only defeats 13 wins seeing the title won with a game to spare. Title celebrations looking unlikely though at half-time this Sunday as Leigh Ramblers found themselves trailing 2-0 at half-time away to Southend United Ladies. Emily Pert thier top scorer netting both the goals to move onto 19 for the season. Leigh Ramblers coming back well in the 2nd period to not only level but go on to win the game 3-2. Amy Jacobs scoring her 17th goal of the season with a brace too from Molly Giles her first goals for Leigh Ramblers this season. 

Champions! Leigh Ramblers Ladies winning the Essex Women’s Premier Division title (photo credit Leigh Ramblers)

Congratulation to Leigh Ramblers Ladies on winning the Essex Women’s Premier Division title. They now await confirmation to see if they will join the ERWFL and successive promotions. A potential double on the cards to meeting Harlow Town Ladies Development in the League Cup Final.

Harlow Town Ladies Development themselves also a young squad enjoying a tremendous season in Essex Women’s Premier Division. Starting the season well to get up amongst the top two back to back wins over Chelmsford City Ladies seeing them back into 3rd and now two points behind 2nd placed Frontiers Ladies. 7-2 at home against Chelmsford in their first league encounter Harlow were the away side this Sunday. Another convincing win this Sunday the goalscorers a week ago Ellie Nicholls with a hat-trick and Hannah Smith top scorer with 4 to her name. Both amongst the goals again this Sunday Smith hitting another 4 to move to 37 for the season a brace for Ellie Nicholls taking her to 23. Plenty of other names amongst the goals this season for Harlow too with a new name appearing on the scoresheet every other week, Tegan Burling this time making her 3rd appearance for the side scoring her first goals a brace in an 8-2 win. Shannon Kelly and Georgia Sleep with the goals for Chelmsford. A game in hand for Harlow this Friday no easy task at home to Southend United Ladies then they meet Frontier Ladies on Sunday for what will be a decider for who clinches runners-up spot.

Essex Women’s Division One

Just the one league match played in Essex Women’s Division One as sides look to complete their fixtures. Hutton Ladies Reserves having secured 4th position in the table go to within 2 points of 3rd placed Rayleigh Town Ladies both with one game to play after they won away to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves this Sunday. Hutton enjoying a good first season back in the league goals from Baylie Kingsnorth her 10th of the season along with goals for, Danielle Hindley, Cassandra Piejko and Rachael Agombar. Hutton winning the game 4-1 their 14th win of the season.

The Round-Up – Essex 28/04/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th April

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 Painted an exciting title run in possible in both the Premier Division & Division One in the county in last weeks edition of The Round-Up, after this Sunday’s results it all changes with Division One settled (more on that below) and the readjusted Premier Division table seeing Leigh Ramblers Ladies now needing just a point from their remaining two matches to become champions.

Beginning with Leigh Ramblers they were playing the first of two potential tricky games against 3rd placed Collier Row Tigers this Sunday. Home advantage for Leigh Ramblers, Collier Row Tigers needed to win to keep alive any chance of chasing down top spot the gap 8 points going into the match. Leigh Ramblers holding a narrow 1-0 advantage at half-time going on to strike the ball into the back of the net twice more 2nd half to win the game 3-0 with Rebecca Dalgarno scoring a brace taking her onto 15 goals for the season along with a goal for Emily Diwell. Leigh Ramblers guaranteed 2nd at the very least 11 of their squad still U18.

  Frontiers Ladies, 2nd in the Premier Division table seeing their own title hopes gone after they suffered defeat away at home this Sunday to Southend United Ladies. The visitors holding a 1-0 lead going into the half-time interval. That goal proving the difference as both sides fought to draw the 2nd period 2-2 meaning Southend claimed all 3 points courtesy of a 3-2 win and with 3 games left to play are now 3 points back from 4th placed Collier Row Tigers their run in seeing them taking on 3 of the top 4 including Collier Row Tigers in the last game of the season for both. Lauren Johnson with a brace for Southend along with Emily Pert on target for her 17th goal of the season. Frontiers with one game left to play now 4 points behind Leigh Ramblers their 2nd half goals scored by Sharon Ferguson and Charley Sandford.

Harlow Town Ladies Development climb back up into 3rd spot in the Premier Division table, maximum points now from their final 3 games can see them catch Leigh Ramblers currently on 36 points on goal difference, a huge ask, runners-up spot too on with the gap to 2nd placed Frontiers 5 points with 2 games in hand and one of there last 3 games at home to Frontiers. Still alot to play for. All set up this Sunday with a big home win against Chelmsford City Ladies. Top scorers for Harlow doing the damage Hannah Smith and Ellie Nicholls, the latter scoring a hat-trick to see her go to 21 goals for the season. Smith going one better scoring 4 goals in the match 33 goals for the season now from just 16 appearances. Harlow winning the game 7-2, Shannon Kelly and Georgia Sleep scoring for Chelmsford.

Essex Women’s Division One

Billericay Town Ladies Reserves are the Champions! Winning the Essex Women’s Division One title in their final game of the season a strong performance away to fellow title chasers Rayleigh Town Ladies on Sunday. Top of the table on goal difference over Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies going into the game a win would see Billericay assured top spot. A win for Rayleigh Town however would see a 3 way tie at the top on 48 points with a game left for Rayleigh to clinch the title themselves. As it was Billericay got the job done both sides scoring plenty of goals this season 242 between them going into the game Billericay scoring 4 more to end the season with 131 goals scored and keep Rayleigh at bay up the other end to clinch the title with a 4-0 victory to go 3 points clear. Rayleigh can still clinch runners-up spot with a win away to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves in their final game of the season.

  Hutton Ladies Reserves having secured a 4th placed finish in Division One were away to bottom side Island Ladies this Sunday. A brace each from Danielle Hindley and Rachael Agombar and a goal for Giulia Francesconi seeing Hutton win the game 5-0. Have two games left to play can’t catch 3rd but could close the gap to just 2 points and in doing so lay down a marker for next season.

The Round-Up – The Counties 21/04/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 21st April

The County Leagues

Another condensed version of The Round-Up for the county leagues this week with just 11 games played across all the leagues covered by Women’s Football East this Easter Sunday.

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Starting in Norfolk, just two fixtures left to play with one on those taking place this weekend seeing Sprowston Athletic Ladies at home to Beccles Town Ladies, both sides promoted to Division One this season, will meet again in a fortnight in the League Plate final. Mixed fortunes with Beccles hit by injuries all season finishing bottom, Sprowston Athletic ending on a high results picking up towards the latter half of the season overhaul Bungay Town Ladies to secure a top half finish ending up in 4th place courtesy of a 5-0 win, K Welsh scoring a brace in the game with goals too for Keri Boorman, Melissa Belsey and Olivia Leggett in a 5-0 win.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

In Norfolk Women’s Division Two, Taverham Women United are the Champions getting the point they needed to seal the title away to Hockering Ladies in their final game of the season this Easter Sunday. A fantastic achievement for the club playing their first ever season of women’s football have led the way for much of the season a long winning run, just the one defeat late on to dent the record. All under 18 bar one have kept getting the results despite some strong sides their to challenge. Hockering Ladies sadly short on players as they have been for most of the season battling on a creditable effort form everyone. 9 players against Taverham the visitors a handful at the best of times got into a 5-0 lead comfortable the title secured opted to drop down to 9 themselves to match Hockering a noble gesture didn’t stoop the goals as they added a further 5 to win the game 10-0. Three players netting a brace, Hannah Artis, Maya Lawlor and Tiegan Robinson with Jasmin Snelling, Lucy Staff, Summer Rogers and Abbie Walker all getting a goal each. Staff and Snelling with their first goals of the season. 

Taverham Women United, Division Two Champions

Congratulations to Taverham Women United on winning the Norfolk Women’s Division Two title.

The only side to defeat Taverham in the league this season were Tavern Ladies. Coming on strong towards the end of the season themselves victory at home to Fakenham Town Ladies on Sunday seeing them move into 2nd position and pole position for clinching the runners-up spot. A 4-0 defeat to Fakenham on the opening day of the season Tavern have been behind the top three in part due to a run in the league cup that has seen them reach their first ever final. Tavern’s winning streak now reaching 10 wins in all competitions scoring plenty of goals along the way too. Fakenham needing the points themselves to put them into 2nd it was Tavern holding the advantage at half-time leading the game 2-0 the hosts went on to win the game 5-1. Atlanta Griffith scoring a brace to move onto 23 goals for the season, Katie Hart-Copsey adding another goal to her staggering 51 goal tally. Nicole Costin also getting a goal for Tavern to take her into double figures for the season an own goal too.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

One game in Cambridgeshire at the weekend from the Championship North, leaders Ketton Ladies at home to bottom side Pinchbeck United Ladies. Ketton extending their 100% winning record to 12 games to go 6 points clear at the top courtesy of a 2-0 win with the usual suspects on target for a goal each, Fran Kavanagh scoring her 45th goal of the season With Claire Lawrenson finding the back of the net for her 26th of the campaign.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Essex saw the most league action at the weekend with five matches played. Sadly however there is some sad news to report from the league with Brentwood Town Ladies withdrawing from the Premier Division late in the campaign, no doubt a tough call to make, bottom of the league knew they were going to find it a challenge having been promoted despite a 4th placed finish last season, 11 losses have struggled to find a team on several weekends, with less than 75% of their fixtures played their results are expunged meaning adjustment to the table and some sides losing up to 6 points previously gained. Wishing everyone involved with Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves side all the best for the future.

Three games played in the Premier Division on Easter Sunday. Leigh Ramblers Ladies returning to the top of the table winning away from home against Silver End United Ladies who were playing their last game of the season. Amy Jacobs scoring a brace has 16 goals now for Leigh Ramblers from 9 appearances. Emily Diwell also on the scoresheet with Leigh Ramblers running out 3-0 winners. Leigh Ramblers a point clear of 2nd placed Frontiers Ladies with a game in hand.

  Collier Row Tigers are now 3rd  in the adjusted Premier Division table and with games home and away against Leigh Ramblers to come could yet have a say in the title race with 4 games left to play. Won the 3 points at home this Easter Sunday against Southend United Ladies. Top scorer Laura Bunton hitting a brace moving onto 33 goals for the season with Emma Harrison and Natalie Oxby also getting a goal apiece in a 4-1 win, Emily Pert scoring for Southend. 

 A point behind Collier Row Tigers in 4th spot Harlow Town Ladies Development also have 4 league games left. Were big winners away from home on Sunday taking on Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Leading 2-0 at half-time Harlow ran riot in the 2nd half to score a further 7 goals to win the game 9-1. Hannah Smith, top scorer on target for another hat-trick has 29 goals for the season now. Ellie Nicholls with a brace has 18 for the season. Also on target for a brace was Hariot Douglas her first goals for Harlow in just her 2nd appearance. Maisy Wyer and Poppy Binding with a goal each also scoring. 

Essex Women’s Division One

Home wins awarded for earlier games called of now taking effect, Billericay Town Ladies return to the top of Essex Women’s Division One, ahead of Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies on goal difference. Nothing Dagenham & Redbridge can do having completed their fixtures but they are now sandwiched between the title contenders, with Rayleigh Town Ladies moving up to 3rd awarded points and winning at home this Easter Sunday against Runwell Sports Ladies who were playing their final game of the season. 51 goals for the season too for Isabelle Wallings scoring at the weekend with Sophie Rhodes making it 2 from 2 appearances for Rayleigh as they won the game 2-1. Danielle Dorrington scoring for Runwell who finish with 10 victories and 10 losses but just 27 points with a 3 point deduction.

  The title battle between Billericay Town Ladies Reserves and Rayleigh Town Ladies, One game left for Billericay away to Rayleigh this coming Sunday 3 points the gap, Billericay win it they will be champions, draw and they will almost certainly be there with a far superior goal difference. A win for Rayleigh however and we have a 3 way tie at the top on 48 points. A point then for Rayleigh in their final game of the season away to Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves will see them clinch the title… a huge game on Sunday.

  One other game played in Essex Women’s Division One this Easter Sunday with Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves beating Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves 3-1 away from home to climb up to 7th in their final game of the season, ending on a high thanks to a brace from Kelsey Honeywood and a goal for Millie Richards.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Two games played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this weekend both featuring Garston Ladies as the 1st team and 2nd XI met in a double header to get their games in towards the end of the season. 6 points up for grabs. Garston’s 2nd XI bottom of the table for much of the campaign finishing strong with 4 wins coming in their last 5 league matches. Charley Kesley with a brace along with a goal for Holly Jury her 10th of the season seeing them win one match 3-0. In the other game Kelsey was also on target for another goal to take her tally to 12 for the campaign. Top scorer Ruby Jager scoring a brace too has 15 for the season a closer game this time around with Garston’s 2nd XI edging it 3-2 the 6 points seeing them climb up to 6th in the table with 3 games left to play.

The Round-Up – Essex 07/04/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 7th April

Essex Women’s League Cup

Harlow Town Ladies Development are the first side to reach the final of this season’s Essex Women’s League Cup. Their young side enjoying an impressive debut season in the Premier Division 4th in the table a long unbeaten run at the start of the season now into their 1st ever final. Were away to Division One side Runwell Sports Ladies who have been League Cup finalists themselves losing to Harlow’s 1st team 3 seasons ago. Harlow’s Development side enjoying a good first half showing to lead the game 3-0 built on that 2nd half adding a further 5 goals to book their spot in the final with an 8-1 win. Top scorer Hannah Smith on target for 4 of those goals taking her goals for the season up to 27. Ellie Nicholls also on the scoresheet with her 18th goal of the season with a goal each to for Maisy Wyer, Evie Anderson and Savannah Japal. Leigh Ramblers Ladies are at home to Southend United Ladies in the other League Cup semi-final taking place this coming Sunday.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Collier Row Tigers are up to 3rd spot in the Essex Women’s Division after picking up the 3 point in an impressive win away to 4th placed Chelmsford City Ladies on Sunday. Top scorer Laura Bunton racing past the 30 goals mark with a 5 goal haul that sees her on 31 goals from just 12 appearances. Collier Row Tigers winning the game 6-0 with Emma Harrison the other goalscorer.

  A 5th straight league win for Southend United Ladies sees them consolidate 6th position in the Essex Women’s Premier Division and with games in hand on the sides above them could yet push for a top half finish after a slow start to the campaign. Were in the road this Sunday taking on Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Jo Smeaton scoring her 20th goal of the season for the hosts it wasn’t enough for Beacon Hill Rovers to get anything from the game as goals from Lily Halliday and Ellie Wood saw Southend United win the game 2-1.

Essex Women’s Division One 

In Essex Women’s Division One, Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies are the 1st side to play out all their fixtures end their campaign leading the table by 3 points wasn’t to be more as they suffered defeat in their final league match at home to 3rd placed Hutton Ladies Reserves. Baylie Kingsnorth celebrating a brace, with a goal each for Vicky Kinsman and Cassandra Piejko plus an own goal in a 5-0 win. Dagenham & Redbridge can only wait and see what the chasing pack will do, a 3rd placed finish guaranteed at least, with both 2nd placed Billericay Town Ladies Reserves 3 points behind with 3 games in hand and 5th placed Rayleigh Town Ladies on 30 points with 7 still to play can overhaul them. Either way a great season for Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies. Hutton Ladies Reserves enjoying a strong season too have had a real impact on the title race.

FC Clacton Ladies climb up to 4th in the Essex Women’s Division One table winning at home this Sunday against Chigwell Ladies. Goals from Jasmine Cox, Lauren Lucas and a 1st of the season from Sasha Moy securing a 3-1 win for FC Clacton. Victoria Parker getting on the scoresheet for Chigwell Ladies her 15th goal of the season.

  A home win too this Sunday in Division One for Chelmsford City Ladies taking on Belhus Ladies, goals from Kelsey Honeywood and Tish Cleary seeing Chelmsford win the game 2-1 to record their 3rd league win of the season enough to take them above Belhus into 9th place in the table. Bethany Murray scoring for Belhus.

The Round-Up – The Counties 31/03/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 31st March

County League Round-Up

 A reduced fixture list across the county leagues in the East this weekend, Sunday being Mother’s Day just 15 games played across the whole of the region felt it easiest to place all the games in one edition of The Round-Up. A handful of games in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex & Beds & Herts.

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Beginning in Norfolk, two matches played in Division One on Sunday. League Champions, Thorpe United Ladies playing their last game of the campaign away to Bungay Town Ladies. 12 wins and a single defeat in the 13 games played to date a successful league campaign for Thorpe bringing a number of youth players into the squad this season, have performed well the club running away with the leagues, injuries stretching them towards the end were looking to end on a high against a Bungay side starting to move in the right direction themselves after a difficult start to the season. Always competitive between the two a heavy defeat for Thorpe at Bungay last season, a better start to the game scoring twice to lead the game 2-0 at half-time. A competitive 2nd half saw Bungay fight back scoring 3 goals, Thorpe responding adding a further two goals to win the game 4-3. Captain Rebekah Lake finishing well clear as top scorer for Thorpe a goal on Sunday taking her to 18. Midfielder Laura Hedtke also into double figures for the season with a goal   finishes on 11. Victoria McNorton and Millie Cursons also on the scoresheet. Selina Rowland, Grace Storey and Jody Wells getting the Bungay goals. 

Gorleston Ladies up to 3rd in the Division One table have 2nd placed Sprowston Ladies in their sights, were at home this Sunday taking on 4th placed Sprowston Athletic Ladies. A close game a goal each for Sophie Gillett and Bethany Turner enough to win the game for Gorleston despite a goal from Kate Morris for Sprowston Athletic the hosts winning 2-1 move to within a point of Sprowston Ladies with a game in hand.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

  A first defeat in the league in women’s football for Norfolk Women’s Division Two leaders, Taverham United Women last Sunday losing 3-0 at home to in form Tavern Ladies. Taverham bouncing back straight away with an away win against bottom side Bulldogs Ladies this Sunday in the only match taking place in the division. The scores close at half-time with Taverham holding a narrow 1-0 advantage. The visitors getting the better of the 2nd half despite Bulldogs getting a goal themselves Taverham going on to score 3 more to win the game 4-1 to go 9 points clear at the top of the table, Hannah Artis bagging herself a hat-trick in the game along with a goal for top scorer Rebecca Sutton who now has 35 goals for the season.

Suffolk Women’s Division

Three league games played in the Suffolk Women’s Division this Sunday, East Bergholt United Ladies keeping their 6 point lead at the top of the table with a home win in a high scoring match with 3rd placed Brantham Athletic Ladies. The visitors scoring 3 goals, East Bergholt securing the 3 points hitting five in reply. Stacey Teager scoring a brace to move to 16 goals for the season. Another goal for Annie Northwood takes her to 33 for the campaign. Jessica Clark and Jessica Quinsee also scoring a goal a piece. 2nd placed Needham Market Women awarded the 3 points for a home win against Alresford Colne Rangers. 

   Brettvale Ladies keep up their good form in 2019 just the one defeat from 8 played. A point earned on the road this Sunday away to Leiston St Margaret Ladies. Pushing for a decent mid-table finish and a good platform to build on for next season. Tarnya McKew scoring her 18th goal for Brettvale since joining the game finishing 1-1.

 A winning end to the season for Brightlingsea Regent Ladies, their first season in women’s football coming to an end at home to Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies. The team continuing to develop haven’t always got the points they deserved, looking for a new manager to take their development further. 1-0 up at half-time Brightlingsea made sure of a winning finish adding a further 2 goals 2nd half to win the game 3-1. Paige Knight, Jessica Scott and Lucy Tilbury with her 1st of the season the goalscorers. Felicia Harris with her first Chantry Grasshoppers goal.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 Two games in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday. League Cup action or lack of seeing Harlow Town Ladies lose ground in the league a comfortable victory at home on this weekend saw them climb back up to 3rd in the table. Were taking on Silver End United Ladies, 2-0 up at half-time, Harlow scoring a further 2 in the 2nd period to clinch the 3 points. Top scorer Hannah Smith amongst the goals with her 23rd of the season, 17 goals too now for Ellie Nicholls also getting a goal. Lucy Edmeades with a goal too with Ellie Wallace another new name amongst the goal scorers for Harlow this season with her first goal in just her 2nd appearance.

  In the other game played on Sunday in the Essex Women’s Premier Division it was a 7 goal thriller between Corringham Cosmos and Southend United Ladies. Rebecca Gallagher getting hosts Corringham off to a great start scoring her 17th goal of the season in the opening minute. Southend getting back on level terms to see the sides drawing 1-1 at half-time. The visitors getting the better of the 2nd half a further 5 goals added to win the game 4-3. Michelle Sumpter on the hour and final minute for Corringham. Lily Halliday, Ria Toovey, Kate Wiseman and Lauren Johnson with the goals for Southend.

Essex Women’s Division One

One game taking place in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday with Chigwell Ladies at home to 4th placed Rayleigh Town Ladies. 46 goals now for Rayleigh Town captain Isabelle Wallings scoring a brace against Chigwell. Was Sunday’s top scorer however with a hat-trick for Holly Gash  who herself moves onto 22 goals for the season. Millie Arnold also on the scoresheet with a goal along with Sophie Rhodes scoring on her Rayleigh Town debut in a 7-0 victory.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

The top sides bunch up again in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One with leaders Northwood Ladies not in action the chasing sides all picked up the 3 points to see just 4 points once again between the top 4. 3rd placed Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies awarded the home win over Sharnbrook, there were two matches played on Sunday.

 2nd placed St Albans Ladies closing to within a point of Northwood winning away to bottom side, Garston Ladies 2nd XI. A fantastic start for the visitors 2-0 up inside the opening 6 minutes. Michaela Johnson making it 1-0 with less than a minute played, Molly Slade doubling the lead. Garston doing well to keep St Albans adding further goals, just 3 minutes left on the clock, St Albans doing 3-0 up, Slade with her 2nd of the match in the 87th minute, a 4th goal added in the final minute with Ellen Salter finding the back of the net for her 15th goal of the season.

   A closer score for 4th placed Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires away to Sherrardswood Ladies on Sunday winning the 3 points with a 2-1 result to keep them right up with the league leaders in Division One.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

4 points from their remaining 2 league games will see Hitchin Belles win the Beds & Herts Division Two title. Move 7 points clear at the top with a comfortable home win over Evergreen Eagles on Sunday. Top scorer Katie White netting a hat-trick moves to 21 goals for the season. Amy Jack back amongst the goals with a brace to go to 18. With a brace to for Kiera How enjoying a good run in front of goal with 14 goals now for the season. Hitchin Belles winning the game 7-1. Sophie Kempsford on the scoresheet for Evergreen Eagles. Hitchin Town Ladies the side that can catch them with games in hand. Hitchin Belles last game of the season away to their local rivals.

2nd placed Letchworth Garden City Eagles ow title hopes dashed on Sunday as they lost away to 5th placed Evergreen Ladies on Sunday. Captain Rebecca Freeman scoring twice as Evergreen continued their recent good form with a 4th straight league win to put them to within a point of 4th placed Royston Town Ladies Development with a game in hand.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Two games too in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this Sunday. With leaders AFC Dunstable Ladies Development not in action it was an opportunity for 2nd placed Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses to close the gap at the top back to 4 points. Were away to Stotfold Juniors Ladies. Giselle Randall continuing her excellent season in front of goal for the visitors scoring a hat-trick to take her onto 24 goals for the season. The winning score 4-0 with Kodi Meader also on the scoresheet with her 1st of the season. 

In the other game was 3rd versus 4th with Langford Ladies away to AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies. A tight game between the sides goalless at half-time a single goal enough to win the points in the 2nd half, Kayleigh Humphries getting the goal the win taking Kempston Town & Bedford College back above Langford into 3rd place.

The Round-Up – Essex 24/03/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 24th March

Essex Women’s Trophy

 Women’s Football East was down in Essex this Sunday at Aveley FC for the Final of the Essex Women’s Trophy. The third final as Essex FA held the #FemaleFinalsDay Bowers & Pitsea Ladies taking on Lawford Ladies in this season’s final. Both sides playing in ERWFL Division One a bright sunny afternoon, an entertaining game Lawford coming close early on with captain Daisy Canny taking the ball around the keeper inside the box smashing her shot against the post. Bowers & Pitsea breaking forwards well up the other end creating chances Sophie Dowman pressuring the Lawford defence setting up the opening goal playing the ball into Holly Moore striking the ball first time rifles her shot into the top corner to give Bowers & Pitsea the lead. Georgia Fraser bursting through on goal doubling the lead just past the half hour blasting a shot over the keeper from the edge of the area.

A 2-0 lead for Bowers & Pitsea Ladies at half-time Lawford doing some reorganising at half-time begin the 2nd half well getting onto the front foot, pressing the ball higher limiting the balls up to Bowers & Pitsea’s attackers. Pushing for a goal Lawford pull one back from a superbly struck free-kick for Jodie Sharp. Lawford continue to battle get players forwards creating chances, Bowers & Pitsea need a 3rd goal and get it on the counter in the final 10 minutes Holly Moore on just returned to the action firing home another clinical finish to make it 3-1. Lawford come straight back to reduce the deficit once more from a free kick wide on the left the ball into the area not cleared Tess Ryan scrambling it home inside the six yard box. Bowers & Pitsea Ladies hold on in the closing moments to win the game 3-2 and win the final.

Bowers & Pitsea Ladies, 2018/19 Essex Women’s Trophy Winners

Essex Women’s League Cup

Elsewhere in the county their was more cup action with the twice postponed Essex Women’s League Cup quarter final between Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves and Harlow town Ladies Development at last taking place. Harlow Town’s youngsters doing well in the Premier Division easing through to the last 4 of the League Cup with a convincing away win on Sunday. Both Hannah Smith and Ellie Nicholls scoring 4 goals each in the match have 38 goals between them. Jazi Davidson also getting her name on the scoresheet her first goal of the season, Harlow winning 9-0. Will be away in the semi-finals taking in Division One side Runwell Sports Ladies the game scheduled for Sunday 7th April. Leigh Ramblers Ladies at home to Southend United Ladies in the other semi-final to be played a week later.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 Three games played in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday. Leigh Ramblers Ladies were playing just their 3 league game of the year have had plenty of cup action during that spell. That though has seen their lead at the top of the Essex Women’s Premier Division lost to Frontiers Ladies. Back in league action this Sunday were looking to close the gap as they took on 3rd placed Chelmsford City Ladies at home. Chelmsford undefeated in the Premier Division in 7 games going into this Sunday’s clash. Leigh Ramblers edging it at the half-time interval leading the game 2-1, getting a 3rd in the 2nd half to win the game and close the gap to Frontiers back to 2 points with 2 games in hand. Rebecca Dalgarno scoring her 15th of the season for Leigh Ramblers there were goals too for Chloe Gilligan and a 1st of the season for Maddie Archer. Georgia Sleep with her 1st for Chelmsford’s 1st team scoring in the first half for the visitors.

  Collier Row Tigers take advantage of Harlow Town Ladies Developments delayed League Cup quarter final with victory away from home on Sunday to climb above them into 4th in the Essex Women’s Premier Division table. Corringham Cosmos the hosts saw Michelle Sumpter scoring a goal either side of half-time, it wasn’t enough to get anything from the game however with Collier Row Tigers clinching the 3 points with a 3-2 win.

  Silver End United Ladies were also in league action on Sunday at home to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. A goal in each half for Danielle Bragg and Roxanne Gardner seeing Silver End United win the game 2-0, the 3 points lifting them up to 6th in the table.

Essex Women’s Division One

 Billericay Town Ladies Reserves lost at the weekend for just the 2nd time this season. At home were taking on Rayleigh Town Ladies. Plenty of goals in both squads, Rayleigh were beaten by a mouthwatering scoreline in the County Cup by Billericay’s first team earlier in the season. A small measure of revenge this Sunday as they clinched the points away from home. Isabelle Wallings scoring twice to add to her impressive goals haul this season now standing at 44 and plenty of games left to play. Nancy Butler also on the scoresheet, recently joined from Billericay has 3 goals now in 2 appearances. Rayleigh Town winning the game 3-1. Rachel Marris-Armstrong scoring the goal for Billericay.

 That result coupled with a big away win for Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies sees them go 3 points clear at the top of Division One. Were taking on bottom side Island Ladies this Sunday. Jodie Barden on target for a hat-trick takes her onto 10 goals for the season for Dagenham & Redbridge. 18 goals too now for Grace Tebb-Reading scoring a goal too at the weekend, Juliet Thomas and Evie Doyle-Love both on the scoresheet with a goal a piece too in a 6-0 win. 

It was a high scoring match between 5th placed FC Clacton Ladies and Belhus Ladies this Sunday the sides sharing a 9 goal thriller. A brace each for Charlotte Warren and Amy Hartley along with a strike from Megan-Leigh Lawrence seeing the win go narrowly to FC Clacton the hosts winning the game 5-4 to get the 3 points. A god effort from Belhus their goals scored by Bethany Murray, Amara Drummond and a brace for Aimee Hunt.

Last but not least a home win on Sunday in Division One for Chigwell Ladies sees them up to 7th in the table. Were taking on Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Victoria Parker scoring her 14th goal of the season along with a first of the season for Karen Ulyatt seeing Chigwell win the 3 points with a 2-1 win, Kelsey Honeywood with the goal for Chelmsford.

 

The Round-Up – Essex 17/03/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 17th March

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Two games going the full distance in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday as the weather threw everything, a volatile afternoon. Leaders Leigh Ramblers Ladies game with Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves abandoned.

  Chelmsford City Ladies had the opportunity to go up into 3rd place in the Premier Division with Harlow Town Ladies Development in league Cup action, ended up being postponed. Chelmsford on the road taking on Silver End United Ladies on Sunday. Mia Brisley with her 7th goal of the season and Georgia James scoring for the 11th time securing a 2-0 win for Chelmsford taking them 3 points clear into 3rd position in the table.

  In the other game from the Essex Women’s Premier Division on Sunday afternoon Southend United Ladies were at home taking on Corringham Cosmos. The sides in a close fought contest Southend holding a narrow lead at the half-time interval leading 3-2. Rebecca Gallagher with both goals for Corringham Cosmos, completed her hat-trick midway through the 2nd half to bring up her 16th goal of the season. Southend though adding a further 2 goals in the 2nd period went on to win the match 5-3 to earn the 3 points. Ellie Wood scoring a brace with Lauren Johnson, Lilly Halliday and top scorer Emily Pert all getting on the scoresheet, Southend moving into 6th.

Essex Women’s Division One 

 Three matches played in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday, the leading pair not in action. A brace for Giulia Francesconi her 6th & 7th goals of the season securing a 2-0 win for third placed Hutton Ladies Reserves away to Belhus Ladies.

  Runwell Sports Ladies keep up the pressure for position in 4th a point behind Hutton with a good result away to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Aaryanna Simonelli celebrating a brace for Runwell moves onto 20 goals for the season. Rachael Selfe with a goal too has 10 now for the campaign. Goals too for Megan Marney, Rebecca Pope, Danielle Dorrington and Autumn Ranger in a 7-2 win. Runwell with some good results have played more games than the rest but look to be in good shape going forwards. Kesley Honeywood with both the goals for Chelmsford. 

  FC Clacton Ladies 5th in Division One were away to bottom side Island Ladies at the weekend. Top scorers Becky McDougall on target to score a brace with 15 now for the season, there was a brace too for Lauren Lucas with Charlotte Warren also scoring a goal her 10th of the campaign in a 5-1 win for the visitors. Kirsty Simmonds scoring the Island goal. 

The Round-Up -Essex 24/02/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 24th February

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Frontiers Ladies beat Premier Division leaders Leigh Ramblers last time out to close the gap to a point, since awarded a home win, moved above them, and with Leigh Ramblers not in action this Sunday had the chance to go further ahead as they hosted 3rd placed side Harlow Town Ladies Development. A local derby, Harlow’s young side have been unlucky with injuries, a good test for both sides. Frontiers coming out on top to win the 3 points and go 5 points clear at the top of the table. Anna Freeman scoring a brace, with a goal for Charley Sandford in a 3-0 win. Harlow losing for just the 2nd time in the league this season.

  That defeat allowing 4th placed Chelmsford City Ladies to move level on points with Harlow as they secured the 3 points at home to Silver End United Ladies on Sunday. Tyler Christou getting her 1st goal since rejoining the club, Aimee Gannon also on target for Chelmsford for her 1st goal of the season scoring from the penalty spot. Chelmsford winning 2-0.

   5th placed Collier Row Tigers are just two points behind Harlow & Chelmsford with games in hand on both. Were on the road this Sunday playing bottom side Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves. A close contest between the sides Collier Row Tigers edging the result with a 3-2 win. Emily Dempsey scoring her 8th goal of the season, Helen Moreira also celebrating a goal along with a 1st of the season for Fran Pridie. Brentwood remain without a point at the bottom of the Premier Division their goals from Lauren Knight plus an own goal.

   A hat-trick from Emily Pert helped to secure the home win for Southend United Ladies on Sunday in their Premier Division game with Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Pert with 12 now for the season. Lily Halliday also getting a goal for Southend, with Amber Popham and Louise Lawrence scoring for the first time this season in a 6-1 victory. Jo Smeaton the goalscorer for Beacon Hill Rovers.

Essex Women’s Division One

Billericay Town Ladies Reserves maintain their 6 point lead at the top of the Essex Women’s Division One table with their 15th league win of the season this Sunday away to FC Clacton Ladies. Have lost just the once this season fielded the bare 11 this Sunday, it was enough to secure the 3 points with 2 goals scored without reply, a 4th goal of the season each for Anna-Maria Rains and Kelsey Smith.

   Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies in 2nd place in the Essex Women’s Division One table also picked up another 3 point haul this Sunday away from home against Belhus Ladies. Both Grace Tebb-Reading and Juliet Thomas completing a hat-trick in the game for the visitors, Jodie Barden also getting a goal as well as a first of the season for Gracei Robinson in an 8-1 victory. Danni Jennings with her 11th of the season on target for Belhus.

   8-1 was also the winning score at home for 4th placed Rayleigh Town Ladies this Sunday in their league match with Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves. Captain Isabella Wallings getting another goal to move to 41 for the season for Rayleigh. Holly Gash top scoring in the game with a hat-trick moves onto 18 for the season. 18 goals to for Eleasha Reeves now as she chalked up a brace on Sunday. There was also a brace for new signing Nancy Bulter making her first start for Rayleigh netting two goals on her debut. Rebecca Dalgarno with the goal for Leigh Ramblers. Rayleigh remain 4th some 15 points behind 2nd placed Dagenham & Redbridge but have a total of 6 games in hand.

  Runwell Sports Ladies are 5th in the Division One table were at home this Sunday taking on Chigwell Ladies the sides drawing 1-1 at half-time Runwell Sports getting the better of their opponents in the 2nd half winning the game 4-2. Runwell Sports’ goals scored by Victoria Martin and Autumn Ranger. Aaryanna Simonelli with a goal too the clubs top goalscorer now with 17 for the season, whilst it was a 1st goal of the season for Anna Winfield. Jessica MacNab with both the goals for Chigwell.

   Plenty of goals too in the final match from Essex with bottom sides meeting Island Ladies at home to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves on Sunday in Division One. 8 goals shared between them the pair taking a point each from the game drawing 4-4 at the final whistle. Charlotte Stelmaszyk with a brace for Chelmsford, Rebecca Lucy also on the scoresheet with Jemma Debrick scoring her 1st Chelmsford goal. Olivia McDonnell getting her first goal of the season for Island this Sunday on the scoresheet along with Jess Bowen, Ebonnie Williams and Sarah McDonnell.