Sunday 25th February
Essex Women’s Premier Division
One game in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday and Corringham Cosmos are look strong as they continue their pursuit of the league leaders moving into 4th place still unbeaten with games in hand on all 3 sides above them. Playing their 9th league match were at home to Runwell Sports Ladies. Leading 3-1 at half-time Corringham Cosmos added another goal 2nd half to win the game 4-1. Chloe Sams getting herself a brace along with a goal each for Rebecca Gallagher and Michelle Sumpter. Frances Murphy scoring in the 30th minute for Runwell Sports Ladies.
Essex Women’s League Cup
Two of the 4 quarter finals from the Essex Women’s League Cup were played this Sunday with Premier Division sides, Frontiers Ladies and Lawford Ladies both scoring 7 goals on their way to booking their places in the semi-finals.
Frontier Ladies were away to fellow Premier Division side Collier Row Tigers who reached the League Cup final last season. Wasn’t to be this time around as Frontiers recovered from being knocked out of the Essex Women’s Trophy semi-finals with a convincing win to reach the last 4 of the league cup. 4 goals to the good at half-time went on to win the game 7-0. Sharon Ferguson amongst the goals getting 4 more to her tally to take her onto 18 for the season. Jill Bartholomew, Anna Freeman and Kelly Holsworth also finding the back of the net for a goal each.
Premier Division side, Lawford Ladies were at home in the Essex Women’s League Cup quarter finals taking on Division One side, Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies. 3 players claiming a brace for Lawford in the match, Jasmine Cox, Erin Hornby and Sofia Serghiou along with a goal for Ami Warnes as Lawford reached the semi-finals. The final score 7-2.
Essex Women’s Division One
Remains very tight at the top of Essex Women’s Division One with the top three all winning big at the weekend. League leaders, Hullbridge Sports Ladies at home to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Broghan Kelly the 1st player in the East (I haven’t checked the rest of the UK) to break the 40 goals barrier this season moving on to 41 from 14 appearances as she got a double hat-trick at the weekend. Jennifer Lyttle scoring a brace along with a goal for Kelly Smith as Hullbridge racked up a 9-0 win.
2nd placed Southend United Ladies level on points with Hullbridge doubled that goals tally at home to FC Clacton Ladies on Sunday as they put 18 goals into the back of their opponents net for their biggest win of the season. Both Lauren Johnson and Emily Pert getting 4 goals a piece. Georgia Raby getting a brace as did Molly Johnson her 1st two goals for the club this season, Emily Gowland on her debut getting a brace also. The other goals were shared out amongst Ria Toovey, Morgan Hayes, Sophie Dell and Emily Seymour the 1st goal for the season for the later pair.
In 3rd spot Leigh Ramblers Ladies are just 2 points behind the leading pair in Essex Women’s Division One were away to Alresford Colne Rangers on Sunday. Leigh Ramblers top scorer Katherine Newton claiming a hat-trick to move onto 24 goals for the season. Emily Diwell and Rebecca Dalgarno were also on target in a 5-1 win. Joanne Harvey getting the goal for Alresford.
Has been a torrid season so far for Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves falling to the foot of Essex Women’s Division One with just 2 points on the board from their first 11 league matches. Had something to celebrate however at the weekend as they earned a very good point at home to 4th placed Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Brentwood finding some form of late scoring through Sophie Lovell. A goal for Laura Kendle seeing Chelmsford City draw the game 1-1 their 3rd point of the season taking them off the bottom of the table.