Sunday 23rd September
Beds & Herts Women’s Division One
Houghton Athletic Ladies press their advantage at the start of the season making it 3 wins from 3 to lead Beds & Herts Women’s Division One maintaining their 100% with victory on the road on Sunday up against Sherrardswood Ladies. A brace each for Shakeela Hussain and Emily Wilson seeing Houghton Athletic come away with a 4-2 win.
A great start to life in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One for newly promoted Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires building on their opening win of the campaign away to Garston Ladies last Sunday were on home soil for the first time coming out on top in a 7 goal thriller with Northwood Ladies to make it 2 wins from 2. Claire Cranfield with two of Northwood’s 3 goals. Goals from Sophie Mandel, Mary Lisle, Georgina Harvey and Katherine Calvert seeing Welwyn Pegasus win the game 4-3.
Losing their opening fixture at home to Houghton Athletic Ladies last Sunday, Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies were in danger of suffering a 2nd successive defeat at the start of the season as they found themselves trailing 2-0 at half-time away to Sharnbrook WFC. The visitors though fought back in the 2nd period going on to win the game 3-2 with Natasha McConville netting all 3 goals.
Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two
3 games played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday. It was another close result for Hitchin Town Ladies as they made it 3 wins from 3 at the start of the season to keep the lead in the table. Where at home taking on newly promoted Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies. Louise Gash scoring for the hosts in the opening minute Hitchin Town Ladies starting well creating chances Gash was injured by Wheathampstead’s goalkeeper in a dangerous collision that saw her booked and Gash taken to hospital given the all clear after being checked out. Hitchin Town regrouping 2nd half went on to double their lead with Emma Chaffey scoring the goal in the 53rd minute. Wheathampstead pulling it back to 2-1 on the hour Hitchin Town successful in defending their lead going on to claim the 3 points.
A brace each for Samantha Edgar and Paige Rolfe along with a goal for Olivia Sole saw Royston Town Ladies Development continue their unbeaten start to the season on Sunday away to Bedford Ladies Development. 7 points fro their opening 3 league matches in Division Two, sees Royston Town go 2nd after a 5-2 win. Amy Butler with a goal on the hour and Eden Kibron scoring with 3 minutes left getting the goals for Bedford.
Hitchin Belles win their 1st game of the season in Division Two on Sunday although opponents Watton Ladies were far from happy with the outcome. Were on the wrong end of a 7-1 defeat. Kate White scoring a hat-trick top scorer for Hitchin Belles in the match, Charlotte Peters claiming a brace with a goal each for Kiera How and Amy Jack.
Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three
There were 3 matches too in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three on Sunday. Starting life in the division with a 12-1 victory AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies sat out last Sunday’s fixtures as Biggleswade United Ladies made it 2 wins from 2 to move to the top of the table a 10-0 success last time out. This Sunday Biggleswade United Ladies travelled to AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies the hosts finding the back of their opponents net for 4 goals to make it 2 wins out of 2 themselves and end Biggleswade United’s unbeaten start in the process. Zara Garrard, Taylor Kingston, Rachael Mumford and Chloe Urbanowicz with the goals.
Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses have one side competing in the Beds & Herts Women’s League this season started with a 4-2 home win last Sunday. Were away to Bedwell Rangers this weekend. A goal for Chloe Jones in the 17th minute with Courtney Edwards adding a 2nd for Bedwell Ranger in the 77th minute it was Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses who would make it 2 wins from 2 come the final whistle as they edged the result 3-2. Georgie Payne and Laura Sephton getting on the scoresheet along with Amelia Glean converting from the penalty spot.
Is a 4 way tie at the top of the table in Division Three with Langford Ladies also moving onto 6 points winning for the 2nd time on Sunday, away to fellow league newcomers Stotfold Juniors Ladies. Another close result Langford coming out on top with the 3-2 victory. Rebecca Reeve scoring twice with Pearl Houghton also getting a goal.