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.