Sunday 22nd April
Beds & Herts Women’s Division One
Two matches played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One on Sunday. St Albans Ladies having already become league champions not in action. Northwood Ladies secured 2nd spot winning away from home on Sunday in their debut season. Against Sharnbrook WFC, Northwood were drawing 0-0 with the Bedfordshire side after the 1st half came on strong in the 2nd period. Danielle Taylor opening the scoring after 65 minutes. Emma Steele making it 2-0 with 15 minutes left on the clock her goal was soon followed by a goal from Leanne Jones, Scarlett Keightley also getting on the scoresheet in the final 10 minutes. A 4-0 win for Northwood in their final league game of the season. The League Cup Final against St Albans to come on the 13th May.
It was 4th versus 5th in the league with Houghton Athletic Ladies hosting Garston Ladies in Division One on Sunday. Emily Wilson with a goal for Houghton Athletic it wasn’t enough to take anything from the game as Garston scored twice up the other end to claim all 3 points.
Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two
In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two the title battle is going all the way to the final fixtures with just 2 points between league leaders Garston Ladies and 2nd placed Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires. Both now on 13, Garston not in action this Sunday. Welwyn Pegasus were at home playing Hitchin Belles. Top scorer Chemise Huitson scoring 4 goals in the game to move her onto 23 for the season for Welwyn Pegasus. April Spang also on target with a brace her 16th & 17th goals of the season. Ellie Burke also getting a goal in a 7-0 victory. Welwyn Pegasus are at home in their final game on 6th May against Evergreen Eagles, Garston play the weekend before at home to Hitchin Town Ladies victory would ensure them the title.
Hitching Town Ladies are finishing the season strongly however as they move up into 3rd place in the Division Two table with a 3rd successive league win away to Evergreen Eagles this Sunday. Jessica McNamara scoring twice in the game the top scorers for Hitchin Town with 21 goals. Mandy Cain-Murnane getting the other goal in a 3-0 win.
Royston Town Ladies Development were at home playing their final game of the season on Sunday at home to Letchworth Garden City Eagles. The sides playing out a 1-1 draw Grace Leslie with the goal for Royston Town, Emily Jamieson for Letchworth who remain 2 points behind Royston Town in 5th spot with a game to play this Sunday at home to Evergreen Eagles.
Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three
Final league match of the season in Division Three for the top two Bedford Development Ladies and Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies both tied at the top on 30 points going into their last league games. Bedford having the advantage on goal difference having a tough one at home to 3rd placed Welwyn Pegasus Azures. Wheathamstead Wanderers away to Bedwell Rangers.
Janiece Allen is the main goal threat for Welwyn Pegasus Azures and so true it proved again this weekend for Bedford as despite scoring twice they suffered defeat for just the 2nd time this season with Allen netting another hat-trick to take her onto 30 for the season scoring in the 5th, 64th and 82nd minute. Bedford having lead for much of the season ending up in runners-up spot.
That is because Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies got the vital 3 points at Bedwell Rangers Ladies to see them clinch the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three title, convincing winners too as they beat their opponents 9-2 to win the 3 points and finish top of the table.
Congratulation’s to Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies on their title success.