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The Round-Up – Essex 13/05/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 13th May

Essex Women’s League Cup

 This Sunday saw the Final of the Essex Women’s League Cup being played at Runwell Sports FC. Corringham Cosmos winners of the League Cup last season in their debut season in women’s football once again reaching the final defending their trophy up against strong opponents in Lawford Ladies both sides still well in contention for the Essex Women’s Premier Division. Had met the weekend before Lawford scoring the blow winning the game 5-2 the first loss in the league for Corringham Cosmos’ young side this season. 

  Corringham Cosmos taking an early lead in the final held a 3-0 advantage at the break, Lawford getting 2 goals back in the 2nd half through Erin Hornby and Susan Jackson, Corringham Cosmos went on to score 3 more times themselves to win 6-2 and win the Essex Women’s League Cup for the 2nd successive season. 

 A little extra for The Round-Up this time seeings as I couldn’t be there I asked the winning side for a brief report from the game and Corringham Cosmos manager Irving Lyon was kind enough to supply a few words…

 ‘In only our second season in ladies football we again went into the final as underdogs as we had lost to Lawford only the week before in the league.
However an early goal by free scoring centre-forward Chloe Sams quickly calmed the pre-match nerves and further goals from Shellie Sumpter and Becky Gallagher meant that we went in 3-0 up at half time.
Lawford started the second half strongly, quickly reducing the deficit to 3-1 but Cosmos showed their usual resolve, determination and team spirit to increase the lead to 5-1 with further goals from Chloe Sams and Shellie Sumpter before Lawford scored a 2nd. Fittingly Chloe Sams completed the scoring and her hat-trick to ensure the Cup was staying in Corringham.
Just by way of back ground info the team is celebrating a decade together having started as U11s, with quite a few of the originals still playing and I’m the lucky fella who has coached them throughout with a lot of help from a good friend Martin Painter. The secret to the success has been the loyalty shown to the club by the girls the best example of which is girls regularly making long trips home from University to turn out for the team.’

Corringham Cosmos, 2017/18 Essex Women’s League Cup Winners (picture credit Corringham Cosmos)

 Congratulations to Corringham Cosmos on successfully defending the Essex Women’s League Cup.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Both Corringham Cosmos with games in hand and Lawford Ladies remain in contention for the title in the Essex Women’s Premier Division as are Hatfield Peverel Ladies and Frontiers Ladies. None in league action this Sunday, Collier Row Tigers move back up into 5th position in the table with 2 wins from their double header at Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on Sunday. Laura Bunton, top scorer for Collier Row Tigers and Rebecca Killington grabbing the goals in a narrow 2-1 win in the first game Ella Jones scoring for Beacon Hill Rovers.

28 goals for the season for Bunton as she also scored in the 2nd game. Daisy Chapman, Marta Chozury, Sarah Finch and Emily Dempsey also on target with a goal each in a 5-2 result for Collier Row Tigers. Demi Cassie and Jo Smeaton getting the Beacon Hill Rovers goals.

 A double header too this Sunday between Harlow Town Ladies Reserves and Runwell Sports Ladies. A 6 point haul for Harlow Town taking them above Runwell into 8th position. Casey Lunn getting the only goal in the first game for Harlow Town, Lunn also on target with a goal in the 2nd game with Charlotte Bolton, Rhiann Patmore and Tegan Burling with a brace securing a 5-0 win for Harlow Town.

Essex Women’s Division One

Also a couple of double headers in Essex Women’s Division One as the race for the title looks set to go all the way. First up the lead changes hand at the top once again as Leigh Ramblers Ladies win away from home against Rayleigh Town Ladies. Eleasha Reeves and Anna Winfield both scoring a goal in each half for Rayleigh Town. Leigh Ramblers with a 3-1 advantage at half-time went on to win 6-2, Amber Denton and Paige White both getting a goal with Clare Gilligan and Katherine Newton both scoring 2 goals in the game. Moves Leigh Ramblers back to the top on goal difference with Southend United Ladies both have 2 games left to play.

  3rd placed Hullbridge Sports Ladies are 6 points behind the leading pair but crucially have 3 games left in hand on both. Were playing a double header this Sunday at Walden Ladies. Hullbridge’s top goal scorer, Broghan Kelly on fire in the 1st match scoring 4 of her sides goals in a 5-0 victory. Christina Fragnito also on target with a goal. 

  In the second game Kelly added a further goal to her tally moving her onto an incredible 49 goals for the season. Danni Dorrington also scoring in the game along with a brace for Megan Marney in a 4-1 win.

Also a double header between 5th placed Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies and Alresford Colne at the weekend. Ammarah Ali scoring the only goal of the game in Dagenham & Redbridge’s win in the first game. A 2-0 win for Dagenham & Redbridge in the second match Daisy Theobald scoring both of their goals. The double victory lifting Dagenham & Redbridge into 4th place in the Division One table with 2 games left to play.

 

 

The Round-Up – Essex 06/05/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 6th May

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 Into the last month of the season in Essex and their is a new leader at the top of the Women’s Premier Division. Lawford Ladies taking advantage of Hatfield Peverel Ladies postponed fixture to move to the summit of the table and they did so by becoming the first side to beat Corringham Cosmos in the league this season. A warm up for this coming Sunday’s League Cup Final, Corringham Cosmos were the hosts scored two goals Chloe Sams getting both. Lawford’s captain Daisy Canny scoring a hat-trick however with Jasmine Cox and Tyler Christou also on target saw Lawford clinch a 5-2 victory.

  2-2 between Harlow Town Ladies Reserves and Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies last Sunday it was a repeat of the scoreline in the reverse fixture this Sunday. Charlotte Bolton scoring for Harlow, Marie Hall and Jo Smeaton getting the Beacon Hill Rovers goals.

Essex Women’s Division One

 There are still several league games left in Essex Women’s Division One and we are no closer to figuring out who might end up topping the table. A defeat of league leaders last time out Southend United Ladies returned to winning ways this Sunday.. just edging out Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies in a 7 goal thriller getting the 3 points with a 4-3 win.

 2nd placed Leigh Ramblers keep up the pressure on the leaders remain 3 points behind with a game in hand after they were victorious away to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Abbi Brown, Amber Denton, Molly Giles, Katherine Newton & Paige White all on target with a goal in a 5-0 result.

   Isabelle Wallings takes her goals tally to 42 from 18 played after another hat-trick for Rayleigh Town Ladies on Sunday the 6th placed side at home to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Amy Smith and Eleasha Reeves also getting a goal each in a 5-1 win. Gaby Freedman with the goal for Chelmsford.

The Round-Up – Essex 29/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 29th April

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 The contest for both the Premier Division and Division One is going all the way down to the wire in Essex. In the Premier Division their is now just 5 points between leaders Hatfield Peverel Ladies and 4th placed Corringham Cosmos.

 Hatfield Peverel Ladies were away to another title challenger on Sunday, Frontiers Ladies a close game the sides goalless at the break, Vikki Silvester getting goal for Frontiers the points were shared with Megan Warner scoring with 10 minutes left for Hatfield Peverel.

   Corringham Cosmos have plenty of games left to play as we enter the final month of the season a busy May ahead, were at home on Sunday taking on Collier Row Tigers. Laura Bunton scoring for the visitors. Goals from Chloe Sams and Nicole-Marie Mitchell seeing Corringham Cosmos win the match 3-1.

  One more game in the Premier Division at the weekend, Harlow Town Ladies Reserves on home turf up against Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Aren’t too many games top scorer Jo Smeaton doesn’t feature on the score sheet for Beacon Hill Rovers and this Sunday was no exception as she bagged another two goals to move her onto 23 for the season. Levelling the scores in the 2nd half after Katie Barker ad Courtney Miller had put Harlow Town onto a 2-1 1st half lead. 2-2 the final score.

Essex Women’s Division One

Likewise the contest for the title in Essex Women’s Division One with 5 sides still in the reckoning. Table toppers Southend United Ladies losing on the road against 3rd placed Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Goals from Leah Cowan and Kirstie Jackson seeing Brentwood Town win the game 2-1.

   Hullbridge Sports Ladies leading the table for a long period are now in 4th position but crucially have games in hand were away to another title hopeful on Sunday 2nd placed Leigh Ramblers, goals from Danni Dorrington and Broghan Kelly seeing Hullbridge Sports come home with the 3 points in a 2-0 win.

   5th placed Dagenham & Redbridge have the same number of points as Hullbridge Sports Ladies in 4th. Won away from home on Sunday at Benfleet Villa Ladies, 3-0 the final score, Georgie Brophy, Daisy Theobald and Michelle Asumah the goalscorers.

  A hat-trick from Megan Harley saw Rayleigh Town Ladies in 6th spot win the 3 points away to Alresford Colne Ranger on Sunday. 3-1 the final score Joanne Harvey on the scoresheet for Alresford.

The Round-Up – Essex 22/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd April

Essex Women’s League Cup

Corringham Cosmos unbeaten so far this season in the Essex Women’s Premier Division are also the current holders of the Essex Women’s League Cup. Have reached the last 4 of the competition this season to and were aiming to reach the final for a 2nd successive season this Sunday away to the current Premier Division leaders Hatfield Peverel Ladies. The sides goalless at the half-time interval Corringham Cosmos going on to win the game 2nd half scoring 2 goals to reach the final once again. Rachel Fleming and top scorer Chloe Sams netting the goals. Will face Lawford Ladies in this season’s League Cup Final date and venue to be announced.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Two games from the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday. 3rd placed Lawford Ladies were on the road taking on 6th placed Collier Row Tigers. The sides playing out a 2-2 draw. Laura Bunton with her 22nd goal of the season scoring for Collier Row Tigers along with Emily Dempsey. Ami Warnes scoring for Lawford with their top scorer jasmine Cox adding another goal to her tally like Bunton now on 22 for the season. 

  In the other game from the Premier Division bottom side Chigwell Ladies earned a valuable point at home to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies in a goalless draw.

Essex Women’s Division One

A couple of double headers in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday. Before those league leaders Southend United Ladies came out on top in a 7 goal thriller at home to Rayleigh Town Ladies to keep ahead of the chasing pack by 3 points. The sides sharing 2 goals each in the 1st half Southend United edged the 2nd half 2-1 to claim the 3 points. Holly Gash, Eleasha Reeves and Amy Smith on target for Rayleigh Town.

  Leigh Ramblers Ladies in 2nd spot in the Division One table were hosting FC Clacton Ladies in a double header at the weekend. came out on top winning 3-0 in both matches to claim all 6 points available. Abbi Brown with a brace along with a strike from Sasha Vail in the 1st match. Vail was also a scorers in the 2nd game with Emily Mackler and Katherine Newton also getting on the scoresheet.

  Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies were also at home on Sunday playing a double header with Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Collected maximum points from both games and as a result climb up to 3rd spot in the Essex Women’s Division One table their highest position of the season. Winning one game 2-0 Daisy Theobald and Juliet Thomas were the goal scorers. Both claimed another goal each in the 2nd game with Fran Pridie also getting a goal in a 3-0 victory.

  Alresford Colne Rangers were also in action on Sunday at home to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves. Won all 3 points courtesy of a 4-1 win. Their goals scored by Vicky Hall, Joanne Harvey, Tiffany Reeves and Jasmine Warner. Emma Roberts netting the goal for Billericay.

The Round-Up – Essex 15/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th April

Essex Women’s Premier Division

 News of another loss from the leagues across the east this week with the news that the Essex Women’s Premier Division has lost Eastern Avenue. Another side struggling with a lack of numbers sadly a common theme for a number of sides this season. A real shame to see them gone and wish everyone involved with the club all the best.

 That see’s further adjustment to the league. Hatfield Peverel Ladies remain out in front leading the Premier Division by 2 points now clinching another 3 points on the road away to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on Sunday. A strong 1st half performance getting the job done Christa Osman opening the scoring in the 10th minute. Top scorer Yasmin Cowley moving onto 31 goals for the season with a brace. Victoria King also on target with 10 minutes of the 1st half left. A 4-0 lead at the break ending up the final score.

 A double header and maximum points won saw Frontiers Ladies move up into 2nd place in the Premier Division table on Sunday taking on Collier Row Tigers. In the 1st match Frontiers scored a goal in each half to win the game 2-0 with Jill Bartholomew and Kay Foy on target. 

  Another close result in the 2nd half the sides were drawing 1-1 at half-time before Frontiers scored again in the 2nd period to take the game 2-1 and claim all 6 points on offer. The same pair Bartholomew and Foy getting the goals. Emily Dempsey scoring the goal for Collier Row Tigers. 

Essex Women’s League Cup

 Hatfield Peverel Ladies are in Essex Women’s League Cup semi-final action this coming Sunday at home as they at last know their opponents with Corringham Cosmos the current League Cup holders taking on Hullbridge Sports Ladies in their quarter final this weekend. At home unbeaten on the Premier Division a potentially tricky tie for Corringham Cosmos up against Essex Women’s Division One title hopefuls Hullbridge Sports Ladies a strong 1st half though saw Corringham Cosmos in control of the quarter final leading 4-0. Hullbridge Sports pulled two goals back in the 2nd half with Karley Hunt and Brogan Kelly on target however Corringham Cosmos added a further 3 goals to win the tie 7-2. Chloe Sams scoring 4 goals. Michelle Sumpter hitting a brace along with a goal for Madison Hubbard for Corringham Cosmos. Lawford Ladies already through to the League Cup Final await.

Essex Women’s Division One

 Three matches in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday. League leaders Southend United Ladies were away to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves a narrow 2-1 victory seeing them open up a 6 point lead at the top. 

 In a mid-table clash Alresford Colne Rangers were away to Walden Ladies on Sunday. The visitors with a 2-0 advantage at half-time added 3 more goals in the 2nd half to win 5-0. Joanne Harvey scoring twice with a goal each for Tiffany Reeves, Vicky Hall and Laurel Harknett. 

 FC Clacton Ladies were at home on Sunday taking on bottom side Benfleet Villa Ladies. A 4-0 win seeing FC Clacton win for the 4th time this season.

 

The Round-Up – Essex 08/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th April

Essex Women’s Trophy

It was the Final of the Essex Women’s Trophy this Sunday, Women’s Football East was there to watch Hutton Ladies take on Silver End United Ladies at Saffron Walden Town FC. Heavy rain on the day, the pitch playable but extremely muddy. Both sides playing in the ERWFL Division One South & North respectfully. It was Silver End United Ladies final game of the season, a good achievement in what has been a difficult season for the club having started the campaign struggling for numbers. 

  On the pitch it was a competitive contest with neither side willing to let any one settle on the ball. Hutton starting the better, Silver End United coming back into it a long distance effort from Kaitlin Sugg putting Hutton into the lead. 1-0 the advantage at half-time both goalkeepers making saves the game continued to be close 2nd half and with Silver End United pressing for an equaliser Hutton were in need of a 2nd goal. With 12 minutes left to play they got a free-kick in a dangerous position 25 yards from goal. Midfielder Amy Crumpler the player fouled stepped up to take it, sending the ball arrowing into the top corner to make it 2-0. Silver End United made sure of a tense finish to the game, midfielder Stephanie A’Len turning the ball into the back of the net from inside the area. 2-1 at the final whistle Hutton Ladies win this season’s Essex Women’s Trophy.

 

Essex Women’s Trophy winners 17/18, Hutton Ladies

Essex Women’s League Cup

The first of this season’s Essex Women’s League Cup semi-finals was played this weekend and looked like it would be close on paper, proving to be the case out on the pitch between Lawford Ladies and Frontiers Ladies. Both sides riding high in the Essex Women’s Premier Division. The tie went all the way into extra-time after the sides had finished all square at 2-2 after the 90 minutes were up. Kay Foy and Loren Delamere with the goals for Frontiers. It was to be more semi-final heartbreak for Frontiers having been beaten in the Essex Women’s Trophy by Silver End United Ladies as they lost out in extra-time Lawford Ladies going on to score the winning goal to book their place in the Final, Sophia Serghiou, an Ami Warnes penalty and a goal for top scorer Jasmine Cox for Lawford. Will be a while before they know who their opponents will be with Hatfield Peverel Ladies waiting to see who they will face with Hullbridge Sports Ladies taking on current League Cup holders Corringham Cosmos in their quarter final this coming Sunday.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Two games in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday and Corringham Cosmos’s young side still unbeaten this season won comfortably away from home against Runwell Sports Ladies to move into 2nd spot in the league. A hat-trick each for Michelle Sumpter and top scorer Chloe Sams who now has 18 for the season. Frances Murphy with the goal for Runwell Sports Ladies in the 50th minute. Corringham Cosmos are now 4 points behind leaders Hatfield Peverel Ladies with 2 games in hand.

6-1 was also the winning score in the other match played in the Premier Division this Sunday. 6th placed Collier Row Tigers collecting at 3 points at home to Harlow Town Ladies Reserves. Laura Bunton is Collier Row Tigers top scorer this season and had another fruitful Sunday in front of goal scoring 4 to take her onto 22 goals this season from 12 appearances. With Daisy Chapman netting 2 goals her 1st for the side. Amber Strows with the goal for Harlow Town Ladies.

Essex Women’s Division One

Two double headers played in Essex Women’s Division One and a bad day at the office for Hullbridge Sports Ladies as they lost their long unbeaten 100% record. Losing twice against Southend United Ladies who as a result retake the lead it what is proving to be a competitive title battle in the league. Close matches both in the 1st Southend United were leading 2-1 at half-time before going on to win the match 3-2. Emily Pert scoring a brace with a goal for Emily Gowland. Jennifer Lyttle and Karley Hunt with the goal in either half for Hullbridge Sports. In the 2nd game a single strike in the 1st half from Morgan Hayes was enough for Southend United Ladies to claim their 2nd 3 point haul of the afternoon. Despite the defeats Hullbridge Sports remain very much in contention for the title having games in hand on all the sides around them. 

The other weekends double header saw Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies travelling to Rayleigh Town Ladies. Both games close affairs a single goal enough for the 3 points in both. The results going the way of Rayleigh Town Ladies, their captain Isabelle Wallings prolific in front of goal scoring in both matches her 35th and 36th of the season so far. Moves Rayleigh Town up into 6th 3 points behind 5th placed Dagenham & Redbridge.

   Alresford Colne Rangers were celebrating after a 5-0 home win against Benfleet Villa Ladies on Sunday. Tiffany Reeves scoring a brace. There were goals too fro Ellie-May Griggs, Joanne Harvey and Jasmine Warner.

  A good result too for Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves at home on Sunday as they move off the bottom of Essex Women’s Division One with a 5-0 win against Billericay Town Ladies Reserves. Georgia James getting on the scoresheet twice with a goal each for Rosie Coe, Holly Gurnett and Kelsey Honeywood. 

The Round-Up – 01/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 1st April

Once again it’s another shortened edition of The Round-Up with just the 12 games to report upon this weekend. Easter weekend was a much reduced fixture schedule anyway but with sides still needing to get a fair amount of games in another bout of wet weather wasn’t welcome as April begins. Half the fixtures suffering the next few weeks are going to be busy indeed.

  Some bad news to bring you all at the start of this week’s Round-Up with the sad news that another 2 sides have withdrawn from their respective leagues, an unprecedented number this season already. Another side withdrawing from the ERWFL, Premier Division side Writtle Ladies. The news has been out there for a bit but only recently confirmed, the Essex side reaching the County Cup Final 3 season’s ago had enjoyed a rapid rise through the leagues in their short history, many of their players representing the county too. No doubt a very talented squad of players but had struggled to field a side in recent weeks. The news a bit of a shock because the side you felt had further to go but it has come to an end, will no doubt see their players feature for various sides come the new season and all will be an asset where ever they go wish everyone involved with the club all the best for the future. 

  Also withdrawing from their league are Essex Division One side, Waltham Forest Ladies. Again another side that has struggled for numbers all season getting behind with there fixtures and made every effort to try and find new faces for their squad. Hopefully they will feature again in the Essex county leagues soon and again wish everyone involved with the club all the best for the future. 

  There is some good news on the horizon I am aware of at least 3 new sides that are looking to start up next season and hopefully more new sides will be appearing too.

FAWPL Southern Division

On to the football, there was one match played in the FAWPL Southern Division on Sunday with Portsmouth FC Ladies hosting Swindon Town Ladies at Bognor Regis Town FC. The fifth placed side beating the side bottom of the Southern Division 5-0 to move to within a point of 4th placed Lewes FC Women. Shannon Albuery putting Portsmouth into the lead 22 minutes into the 1st half added a 2nd goal 5 minutes later with Samantha Quayle also on target with a goal 6 minutes before the break to see Portsmouth into a comfortable 3-0 half-time lead. Swindon Town remain without a point in the league with 3 matches left to play battled hard in the 2nd half to keep the scoreline down Portsmouth getting 2 more goal in the closing minutes Albuery completing her hat-trick. Katie James making it 5-0 in stoppage time.

FAWPL South East Division One

One match also in FAWPL South East Division One. Ipswich Town Ladies hosting Enfield Town Ladies the away side having several 1st team players unavailable with the match being arranged at short notice travelled with a good portion of their Reserve side. Ipswich Town taking the lead in the 19th minute, Sophie Welton quickest to the rebound after Natasha Thomas’ shot was saved to turn the ball into the back of the net. Their lead didn’t last long however and Enfield Town got themselves back on level terms a few minutes later Katherine Long with the goal. Long was on target again with 6 minutes of the 1st half left to put Enfield Town into a 2-1 lead. Ipswich’s turn to hit back with a quick reply were awarded a penalty up the other end, captain Amanda Crump tucking the ball away for 2-2.

Ipswich Town Ladies captain, Amanda Crump

  All square at half-time Ipswich Town were back in front 5 minutes into the 2nd half defender Lindsey Cooper heading the ball home from a Crump corner. This time there was no quick reply Ipswich Town having the opportunity to go further ahead with 20 minutes left awarded a 2nd spot kick. Crump again delivering to make it 4-2. Gemma Moore scoring in the final minute for Ipswich Town to see them win the match 5-2 the 3 points lifting them back up to 2nd place in the South East Division One table.

ERWFL Premier Division

One match in the ERWFL Premier Division this weekend the table adjusted once more following Writtle’s withdrawal. League leaders Billericay Town Ladies travelling to bottom side Colney Heath Ladies on Sunday. The home side haven’t had the best of luck with injuries this season and were missing a few again but put on a valiant display nevertheless, Nicola Hollicks scoring the only goal of the 1st half to see Colney Heath leading 1-0. Summer Muir doubling the home sides lead early in the 2nd half. Billericay Town pulling it back to 2-1, managed to salvage a point with just 2 minutes left on the clock scoring to make it 2-2. Hayley Piggott and captain Lindsey Morgan with their goals. The point see’s Billericay Town leading the way by 8 points from 2nd placed Cambridge City Ladies with 2 matches to play. Cambridge City have 4 left maximum points will leave them on 35 points. 4th placed Acle United Ladies have 6 left to play however and should they and Billericay Town both claim maximum points in the run in they will both finish on 37 points going all the way once again.

ERWFL Division One North 

In the ERWFL Division One North their was the one game played at the weekend, Histon Ladies at home to Silver End United Ladies the away side playing their last league fixture of the season a tough campaign a bottom place finish settled a while back. Lack of numbers earlier on in the season and injuries contributing. A goal in the opening fifteen minutes by Abigail Davies putting Histon into a 1-0 half-time lead. A strong finish in the 2nd half seeing Histon go on to secure all 3 points, Sophie Lanham scoring from the penalty spot with fifteen minutes left. A goal each for Hannah Gordon and Katie Webb in the final 10 minutes seeing Histon Ladies win the game 4-0 and move up into 3rd position in the table with a game in hand on 4th placed Cambridge United WFC Reserves. Silver End United Ladies season isn’t done quite yet have a Cup Final to play this coming Sunday are taking on Hutton Ladies for the Essex Women’s Trophy at Saffron Walden FC a 3pm kick-off.

ERWFL Division One South

One match in ERWFL Division One South too this Sunday with runners-up spot clinching promotion for whoever can claim it. Far from settled yet though Harlow Town Ladies are in possession at the moment 3 points clear of 3rd placed Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies who saw their match away to leaders Stevenage Ladies Reserves called off due to the weather. Harlow Town Ladies were at home taking on Hutton Ladies in 4th spot. The point’s were shared with the sides finishing at 2-2. Chloe Bassett and Lily Bruno scoring for Harlow Town. Kaitlin Sugg and Amy Crumpler on target for Hutton. 

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Two matches in Norfolk Women’s Division One. Unbeaten Thorpe United Ladies move into 2nd spot in the table after claiming all 3 points away from home against Stalham Town Ladies this Sunday. Shanice Sutton moving past 30 goals for the season as she rattled home another hat-trick for Thorpe United. Lisa Ferdani also scoring in their 5-2 win.

   5-2 was also the winning score for Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves at home to Fakenham Town Ladies on Sunday. The sides were level at the break drawing 2-2, before Wymondham Town ran out 5-2 winners in the 2nd half, Gemma Hamilton-Rout with a penalty amongst Wymondham Town’s goalscorers. Rochelle Woods and Natalie Wright with the 1st half goals for Fakenham Town.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

10 win out of 10 for FC Sprowston Ladies at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division Two as they recorded another comfortable win on the road away to Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies in the only game in the league on Sunday. Katie Fray scoring a hat-trick in the match. There were goal too for Melissa Belsey, Charlie Head and Rebecca Kirby in a 6-0 victory.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

A six point haul in a double header in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership saw new leaders in the table as St Ives Town Ladies moved above Netherton United Ladies on goal difference. This Sunday they were away to fellow title hopefuls, 3rd placed Newmarket Town Ladies in the only game in the Cambridgeshire leagues. Always a competitive tussle between the sides the pair were drawing goalless at the break. The win secured in the 2nd half Hannah Seymour-Shove and Katie Stancombe scoring for St Ives Town to see the away side win 2-0 and move into a 3 point lead at the top of the table. A 7 point gap between them and Newmarket Town now both have 3 to play.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

The weather played havoc with the fixture list in Essex once again with just 3 games surviving all featuring Chelmsford City Ladies, and it was bed news in all 3 as the point went the way of their opponents. In the Essex Women’s Premier Division, Chelmsford City Ladies 1st team were at home to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Goals from captain Gaby Freedman and Georgia James for Chelmsford in the 1st half they found themselves trailing 2-3 thanks to a Jo Smeaton hat-trick for Beacon Hill Rovers. Smeaton adding a 4th goal in the 2nd half to secure the 3 points now has 21 goals for 12 appearances for Beacon Hill Rovers this season.

Essex Women’s Division One

A double header in Essex Division One, featuring Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves taking on high flyers Leigh Ramblers Ladies 4th in the table going into the match 3 points behind leaders Southend United Ladies. All very tight at the top. Leigh Ramblers are scoring plenty of goals only 2nd to Hullbridge Sports Ladies in the goal scoring charts before Sunday, their young squad up against the side bottom of the league this weekend scored another 15 goals in the 2 matches to claim all 6 points and take a 3 point lead at the top of the Division One table. A brace each for Abbi Brown and Amber Denton in the 1st match along with a goal each for Chloe Gilligan, Sasha Vail and Paige White seeing Leigh Ramblers win the match 7-0. Denton getting 5 more goals to her name in the 2nd game Leigh Ramblers winning 8-0. Their other goals scored by Rebecca Dalgarno, Molly Giles and Jordan Castle.

The Round-Up – Essex 25/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th March

Essex Women’s Premier Division 

Three matches played in the Essex Women’s Premier Division, two of those featuring Chelmsford City Ladies & Frontiers Ladies as the pair met for a double header. Chelmsford City Ladies bringing an end to Frontiers unbeaten record in the league as they won by a single goal in the 1st game scored in the 2nd half by Megan Bliss.

  Honours even in the 2nd game as Chelmsford City collected 4 points from the afternoon closing the gap to Frontiers to just a point in the process in 5th spot in the league both sides scoring in the 1st half, Kay Foy on target for Frontiers, Niki Medici getting the goal for Chelmsford City in a 1-1 draw.

   Points dropped for Frontiers sees them drop to 3rd spot in the Premier Division as Lawford won big away from home to leapfrog them in the table on Sunday. Taking on Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies, Jasmine Cox moving clear as top scorer for Lawford as she netted 5 goals to take her onto 22 from 11 appearances so far this season. There was a goal each for Tyler Christou, Ella Boyden and Keeley Brickwood her 1st goal for Lawford in an 8-1 victory. Jo Smeaton scoring in the 2nd half for Beacon Hill Rovers. Lawford are now 5 points behind leaders Hatfield Peverel Ladies with a game in hand.

Essex Women’s League Cup

Hatfield Peverel Ladies were in action in the quarter finals of the Essex Women’s League Cup this Sunday at home to Harlow Town Ladies Reserves. The hosts finding themselves trailing 2-0 at half-time, shew plenty of grit and determination in the 2nd half to get it back to 2-2 with just a couple of minutes left in the 90. Christa Osman scoring both the goals for Hatfield Peverel from the penalty spot. Having comeback form trailing 2-0 at half-time to force the tie into extra-time Hatfield Peverel then went on to win the tie extra period. Yasmin Cowley scoring early on to make it 3-2 with her 34th goal of the season. Rosie Robinson with her 2nd goal of the season scoring late in extra-time to ensure Hatfield Peverel reached the semi-finals. 

  It will be a while yet before Hatfield Peverel Ladies will know who their semi-final opponents will as Corringham Cosmos the current League Cup holders were only playing their 2nd Round tie this Sunday after numerous delays. At home to fellow Premier Division side Eastern Avenue, the visitors scoring twice with Katie Peers the clubs top scorer with 15 goals getting a brace it wasn’t enough however as a hat-trick from Rebecca Gallagher taking her onto 13 goals for the season was enough to see Corringham Cosmos through to the quarter finals where the will be at home to Hullbridge Sports Ladies. Hatfield Peverel will be at home in the semi-final, a big game whoever they get, likewise in the other semi-final where Lawford Ladies will be at home to Frontiers Ladies.

Essex Women’s Division One

There was also a double header this weekend in Essex Women’s Division One with Southend United Ladies at home taking on Alresford Colne Rangers. A comfortable win for Southend United in the 1st match leading 4-0 at half-time went on to seal a 5-0 win in the 2nd half 5 different goalscorers in the match with Charlotte Anderson, Emily Gowland, Sophie Smith, Emily Pert and Lily-Maree Halliday all getting on the scoresheet. 

  In the 2nd match a much closer game the points were shared both sides scoring a goal in each half to draw 2-2. Morgan Hayes and Sophie Smith getting the goals for Southend United. Jasmine Warner and Lucie Stanbury finding the back of the net for Alresford Colne Rangers. The 4 points earned see Southend United move to the top of Division One a pint ahead of Hullbridge Sports Ladies who saw there game away to Rayleigh Town Ladies postponed this Sunday. 

  In 3rd position in Division One, Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves good form continues as they move to within a point of 2nd placed Hullbridge winning away to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Carla Rose scoring a brace in the game for Brentwood there were goals too for Emma Mackie, Kirstie Jackson and Joanne Attridge in a 5-1 win. Giulia Francesconi scoring for Billericay.

   Leigh Ramblers make up the top 4 in Division One a tight contest at the top they themselves just 3 points from leaders Southend United after they won well away from home on Sunday against Benfleet Villa Ladies. Katherine Newton, Sasha Vail and Molly Clarke all scoring a brace, one of Clarke’s goals from the penalty spot. Abbi Brown also on target in a 7-0 win.

    Making up the top 5 in Division One Dagenham & Redbridge are just 3 points further back. Also won at the weekend at home to FC Clacton Ladies securing the 3 points with a 5-1 win. 

The Round-Up – Essex 11/03/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th March

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Essex suffered the most with the weather this Sunday with the fixture list heavily hit by the recent wet weather seeing several pitches waterlogged with just 4 matches getting played.

  More sad news from Essex too as Hutton Ladies Reserves withdraw from the Essex Women’s Premier Division. Have been struggling for numbers recently and unfortunately has been on the cards for a little while. Wishing everyone involved with the side all the best for the future. The withdrawal seeing so adjustment to the league table.

  Two matches were played in the Premier Division with Chigwell Ladies now bottom of the table heavily beaten away to Chelmsford City Ladies on Sunday. Mia Brisley top scoring in the game getting a hat-trick with both Rosie Coe and Laura Kendle netting a brace each with five more players claiming a goal each, Lisa Overall, Niki Medici, Megan Bliss, Gaby Freedman and Shannon Hughes. 13-0 the final score a big win lifts Chelmsford City back up into 4th in the Premier Division table.

Eastern Avenue in 7th place in the Premier Division were also in action this Sunday at home taking on Harlow Town Ladies Reserves. Teliscia Linton scoring both goals for Eastern Avenue in a 2-0 victory.

Essex Women’s Division One

Two fixtures surviving in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday. Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves were away to Walden Ladies. Clair Andrews and Jessica Clay both scoring for Walden, it was Brentwood Town who came away with the 3 points, Carla Rose getting on the scoresheet for two goals, with Clarista Wigley and Chloe Wilkinson both on target in a 4-2 win that moves Brentwood Town back above Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies up to 4th in the Division One table.

   Billericay Town Ladies Reserves were at home hosting Benfleet Villa Ladies on Sunday, the visitors off the bottom of the Division One table having been awarded 6 points against Waltham Forest Ladies earlier in the season. Taking on Billericay this Sunday the sides went in level at the break drawing 1-1. Billericay going on to win the match in the 2nd half scoring twice to win 3-1. Lois Curson, Cassandra Piejko and Madeline Reeves with their goals.

The Round-Up – Essex 25/02/18

The Round-Up

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.