Sunday 27th October
Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership
It was an weather affected fixture list across Cambridgeshire this weekend with just five matches going the distance across the Premiership and Championship and as October draws to a close there is still an awful lot of football to be played.
One of the games called off affecting Premiership leaders Haverhill Rovers Ladies. This presented an opportunity to newly promoted Leverington Sports Ladies to go top of the table should they collect the 3 points against Cambridge University Women. A home fixture Leverington switched the fixture to the Thomas Clarkson Academy 3G pitch to keep the game on. Leverington starting the game well seeing the woodwork struck twice before Chloe Stanborough opened the scoring. Cambridge University coming straight back to level the scores went on to take the lead a speculative strike going in off the underside of the crossbar. The visitors going into the changing rooms at half-time leading 2-1.
Leverington frustrated towards the end of the first half started well in the 2nd period, Vicky Vata bringing the scores level making it 2-2 with a 25 yard strike. Stanborough with her 2nd of the game putting Leverington back into the lead would go on to score a hat-trick strong on the ball beating defenders to shoot and make it 4-2. A shot driven into the top corner seeing Stanborough collect a 4th goal in the match and put Leverington 5-2 up. Cambridge University awarded a last gasp penalty initially saved only to be retaken and converted. Leverington top on goal difference winning 5-3.
Having lost their opening fixture in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership to Haverhill Rovers Ladies, Cambridge City Ladies new A side are up to 3rd in the table off the back of 3 successive league wins. Away to Histon Ladies Reserves this Sunday, Cambridge’s young side winning comfortably 8-0 to move up the table just 3 points behind the leading pair.
Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship
Four of the scheduled seven fixtures in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship falling foul of the weather this weekend left just three to be played. One of those lost affecting the top 3 match between Pinchbeck United Ladies and Cambridge Rangers Women top of the table it was a great opportunity for 2nd placed Mildenhall Town Ladies to close the gap to the top as they took on Swavesey Spartans Ladies at the weekend away from home. Looking for a 4 straight victory in the league Charlotte Nash found the back of the net to score her first goal for Mildenhall midway through the first half to put the visitors into the lead. Katie Hayes with her 5th goal of the season securing a 2-0 lead for Mildenhall at half-time. Hayes adding a 2nd goal 10 minutes onto the 2nd period to see Mildenhall close the gap to Cambridge Rangers Women to just 2 points with a 3-0 win.
New comers Eaton Socon Ladies came out on top in a 7 goal thriller at the weekend win for the 3rd time this season and move up to 5th in the Championship table to join a cluster of sides all on 9 points. At home were played Park Ladies who themselves could have gone 3rd in the table with a win. Debut goals for Sherrie martin and Georgia Payne plus another for Francesca Piltsch not enough for Park to take anything home from the match as they lost 4-3. Three players for Eaton Socon all celebrating their first goals for the club at the weekend, Mollie Childerley, Cerys Richards and Victoria Wilkinson along with a 2nd of the season for Maddison O’Connor winning the match.
They’re a rare result in women’s football but the final match to report on in Cambridgeshire this weekend saw Deeping United Ladies earn a point in a hard fought 0-0 draw away to Hungate Rovers Ladies.