Sunday 21st October
Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup
The 1st Round of the Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup began this Sunday across the county with 5 ties being played. FAWNL South East Division One side, Cambridge United Women were drawn away to play Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds in the competition. Playing 3 leagues higher than their hosts Cambridge were leading 2-0 at half-time, Opening the scoring from the penalty spot Amy Howlett the goalscorer. Becky Shephard making it 2-0. A strong 2nd half performance from Cambridge seeing them go on to rack up a comfortable win. Steph Gale’s strike from distance making in 3-0. Defender Kayleigh-Anne Burt scoring from a corner for 4-0. Captain Kelley Blanchflower getting Cambridge’s 5th goal went on to score at hat-trick. There was a brace for Vicky Neal. Howlett converting again from the penalty spot and Chloe Smith scoring her 1st goal for Cambridge. The final score 11-0.
Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side, ICA Sports Ladies went one better than Cambridge in their 1st Round Invitation Cup tie, scoring 12 goals to win comfortably away from home against Burwell Tigers Ladies on Sunday. Jessica Farchina top scoring in the game netting 4 goals for ICA Sports, 3 players all getting a brace, Carmen Herridge, Donna Nicholls ad Kylie Armstrong. Megan Purnell and Zoe Leddy also getting a goal each. The final score 12-2. Charlotte Forgarty and Elisa Heinamaa with the goals in each half for the Championship South side.
Plenty of goal elsewhere too in the Invitation Cup 1st Round, ERWFL Division One side, Histon Ladies were away to Isleham United Ladies from the Championship South. Sophie Lanham’s free-kick putting Histon into the lead in the 14th minute. Alison Wright doubling the lead just 3 minutes later would go on to complete a 1st half hat-trick, Brie Baker and Georgia Day both getting a goal each to see Histon leading 6-0 at half-time. Isleham pulling a goal back early in the 2nd period, Histon soon extending their lead, Charlotte Westhorpe making it 7-1. Becky Finch scoring her 1st goal of the season an own goal seeing Histon advance comfortably the final score 9-.
ERWFL Division One newcomers, Newmarket Town Ladies were hosting Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side March Town United Ladies in the 1st Round of the Invitation Cup on Sunday. A 2-0 lead for Newmarket at half-time went on to make the result comfortable in the 2nd half adding a further 5 goals to win the tie 7-0. Both Brooke Wickens and Cassandra Carvalheiro scoring twice in the game with Jess Linger, Sarah O’Rourke and Jodie Woodfield all getting a goal.
Championship North versus Championship South in the other 1st Round Invitation Cup match played on Sunday. Wisbech Town Ladies at home playing Cambridge Rangers WFC. The visitors taking the lead going 1-0 up early in the match. Wisbech Town coming back to level the scores with Kaylie Swinden firing the ball home. Again Cambridge Rangers came back to lead the game, Were pegged back to 2-2 with Chloe Stanborough equalising for Wisbech Town drawing at half-time Wisbech Tow the stronger side 2nd half, Sophie Swinden putting the hosts into the lead for the 1st time in the match. Leah Hall extending the advantage with both Stanborough and Sophie Swinden scoring a 2nd goal each to see Wisbech Town win the game 6-2.
Two more 1st Round ties to be played, Park Ladies are at home to Wisbech St Mary Ladies whilst, St Ives Town Ladies are hosting Riverside Ladies. The draw for the quarter finals made on Tuesday, are scheduled to be played Sun 18th November:-
St Ives Town Ladies or Riverside Ladies v ICA Sports Ladies
Wisbech Town Ladies v Park Ladies or Wisbech St Mary Ladies
Newmarket Town Ladies v Cambridge United Women
Histon Ladies v Cambridge City Ladies
Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North
One game played in the Championship North at the weekend with the bottom pair meeting on Sunday, Pinchbeck United Ladies up against Hungate Rovers Ladies, the sides contesting a 2-2 draw to both earn their 1st point of the season.
Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South
One game too in the Championship South with leaders Haverhill Rovers Ladies hosting 2nd placed St Ives Town Ladies Development. Haverhill Rover with a 100% winning start to the season, St Ives Town 6 points behind succeeded in closing the gap to 3 points ending Haverhill Rovers unbeaten start to the season winning the game 3-1. Hannah Seymour-Shove scoring a brace for St Ives Town with Fran Chapman also finding the back of the net. Kayleigh Nolan scoring the goal for Haverhill Rovers.