Sunday 7th October
Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup
A break from the league this Sunday in Beds & Herts with the 1st Round of this season’s League Cup taking place. 11 of the scheduled 12 1st Round games taking place this Sunday. Garston Ladies 2nd XI v Northwood Ladies happening this coming Sunday. Byes for holders St Albans Ladies, Houghton Athletic Ladies and Welwyn Pegasus Azures and Royston Town Ladies Development. Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies advancing to the 2nd Round the Division One side awarded the home win over Division Three side, Buntingford Town Ladies.
Sherrardswood Ladies progressing to the 2nd Round with a big win over Division Three side, Kempston Rovers Ladies in the 1st Round of the League Cup. 4 goals scored in the 1st 16 minutes for Sherrardswood all coming from Laura Cousins she went of to score a 5th in the 2nd half. Two goals in each half for Manjinder Atwal, Francesca Novelli also on target with a goal for Sherrardswood in the 2nd half to see the visitors win by a double figure score line. Didn’t have it all their own way however Kempston Rovers getting themselves 3 goals up the other end with Lucy Harper, Beth Prior and Sabrina Stramaglia getting on the scoresheet. A 10-3 win for Sherrardswood.
A comfortable result to for Division One side, Sharnbrook WFC as they advance to the 2nd Round of the League Cup with a 7-1 home win over Division Town leaders, Hitchin Town Ladies on Sunday.
An all Division One clash in the 1st Round of the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup saw Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires at home to Garston Ladies 1st team on Sunday. Goals from Danielle Aken, Katherine Calvart, Milan Johnston and Sophie Mandel seeing Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires safely through to the next round with a 4-0 win.
Evergreen Eagles were hosting Letchworth Garden City Eagles in an all Division Two meeting in the League Cup this Sunday. Samantha Feeney getting on the scoresheet with a goal for Evergreen Eagles, Letchworth edging the win going through 2-1 with Ellie Waldock with her 1st goal of the season and Amy Macklen on target.
Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies were hosting Hitchin Belles in the other all Division Two 1st Round tie. Hitchin Belles advancing through to the 2nd Round winning comfortably in the finish. Had three players celebrating a brace with Amy Jack, Charlotte Peters and Rebecca Lightfoot all scoring 2. Keira How also getting a goal in a 7-0 win.
A strong 2nd half performance from Bedford Ladies Development saw them win their 1st Round League Cup fixture away to Division Three side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses on Sunday. One goal in the 1st half scored by Amy Jack she went on to complete her hat-trick in the 2nd period for Bedford. Charlotte Demmon, Amy Butler and Jessica Bunnage all getting on the scoresheet with a goal in the last 15 minutes as the Division Tow side ran out 6-2 winners. Zoe Griffiths and Giselle Randall scoring the goals for Woburn & Wavendon.
Division Three leaders Langford Ladies causing a 1st Round upset by beating Division Two side, Watton Ladies in the League Cup. Going trough with a 2-0 win, Amber Clark and Chloe Scott to extend Langford’s winning run to 4 games.
Another Division Two side going out in the 1st Round to Division Three opposition were Evergreen Ladies, albeit via a penalty shootout after they ended up drawing with AFC Kempston Town Ladies & Bedford College Ladies, 3-3 at home. Bianca Contonicola, Rebecca Freeman and Anna Reynolds with the goals in regular time for Evergreen. Bex Cray, Chloe Urbanowicz and Katie Hay netting the goals for the visitors. AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College with a 100% start to the season edging the shootout 4-3 to go through to the next round.
Two all Division Three ties in the 1st Round of the League Cup. AFC Dunstable Ladies Reserves were at home this Sunday playing Biggleswade United Ladies. A single goal enough to win the game going the way of the visitors as Biggleswade get back to winning ways after 2 straight defeats in the league.
The 1st Round tie between Division Three sides Stotfold Juniors Ladies and Bedwell Rangers Ladies going all the way to extra-time before the winner was decided. The game finishing 1-1 after the regular 90 minutes were up it was Bedwell Rangers who found the winner in the extra period to get their 1st win of the season. Chloe Jones and Georgia Miller with their goals.