Sunday 4th November
ERWFL Premier Division
The battle at the top of the ERWFL continues to intensify with the 4 of the top 5 all winning at the weekend. Leaders Cambridge City Ladies remain 3 points clear at the top as they recorded a 7th straight league win to maintain their 100%. A trip to The Harlow Arena on Sunday to play Harlow Ladies. Kaydee King and Lily Bruno on target with a goal each for Harlow not enough as Cambridge hit them for 5 up the other end, have goalscorers all over the pitch with Laura Mills, Erin Davies, Bella Simmons and Shannon Shaw all adding a goal to their accounts this season along with a 1st goal of the season for Lauren Tomlinson.
Royston Town Ladies were the other side in the ERWFL Premier Division defending a 100% start to the season going into Sunday’s game. The Hertfordshire side at home to Wymondham Town Ladies. The Norfolk side taking the lead on the half hour Kayleigh Holloway scoring the goal from a Betty Fretwell free-kick. Top scorer, Laura Nicholls scoring Wymondham’s 2nd just 5 minutes later her shot smashing in off the underside of the bar. Royston pulling a goal back with 3 minutes left in the 1st half Joanne Rutherford from the penalty spot. A 2-1 lead for Wymondham at the break.
Rutherford with her 2nd of the match bringing Royston back to 2-2 in the 53rd minute, Wymondham responding straight away, Hannah Waters scoring to restore Wymondham’s lead. That only lasted a minute however as Hayley Elderd hit a screamer, scoring to make it 3-3. Past the hour and Wymondham edged themselves into the lead again Waters scoring her 2nd getting onto the end of another Fretwell set-piece. Royston coming back once again Georgia Gannaway with her 1st touch after coming on making it 4-4 with 25 minutes left. The points shared in the finish 4-4! Royston dropping points for the 1st time this season. Wymondham with a new signing, Jordan Arnoup recently with Ipswich Town Women a very strong addition to their squad.
Points dropped for Royston Town Ladies a bonus for Brentwood Town Ladies as the Essex side get back to winning ways after 2 straight defeats in the league to climb back into 2nd spot. Victory coming at home on Sunday as they entertained bottom side, Haringey Borough Women. Both Marie Barker and Leah Cowan netting a brace for Brentwood their were goals too for Danielle Butler, Sophie Lovell and top scorer Georgia Holdaway in a 7-0 success.
It was the ERWFL Premier Division were the football action on Women’s Football East came from a trip to the FDC Flegg to watch 4th placed Acle United Women play 6th placed Bedford Ladies. A fast paced game that was played at a high tempo, Acle with a confident start showed their attacking intent from the very start. It was Bedford though who would open the scoring a counter attack, Carissa Kaczorowski making a run into the channel left side bearing down on the box, goalkeeper Amy Bell rushing out to close her down, Kaczorowski lifting it over her to send the ball into the goal beyond. Acle weren’t too long in finding a reply a free-kick on the left lifted into the box, runners from the edge of the area the ball turned home by captain Megan Todd. The home side pressing Bedford back looking for further goals chances came and went into the last five minutes of the half Todd picking up the ball 25 yards out a run in field and shoots the ball rifled pass the keeper into the back of the net 2-1. Substitute Kate Pasque rising in the area meet a right wing cross, not connecting with the ball as she had intended but nevertheless effective knocked down back across the goal into the bottom corner for Acle’s 3rd. Todd completing a 1st half hat-trick right at the end of the half a free header inside the six yard box the ball played in from the right.
Acle leading 4-1 at half-time in control of the game started in the same vein 2nd half on the offensive, Bedford unable to get anything going in attack. A free-kick on the left played into the area near post Todd with the run to meet it scoring her 4th of the match Acle’s 5th. A dominant display from Acle, Bedford frustrated not their afternoon, backs to the wall they managed to pull a goal back winning a corner the ball headed out to the left retrieved, Priya Bhatti with Maya Sidhu the long range shot on finding it’s way in across the six yard box. A coming together in the box saw Acle’s Amy Bell injured needing to come off Rhianne Brister donning the gloves for the final 15 minutes. Acle continued to attack won a penalty off the frustrated Bedford back line, Ceira Flatt brought down in the box taking the spot kick scoring her 1st goal of the season high into the net. Into stoppage time and Bedford grabbed another goal a free-kick from Michelle Byrne fired high into the box the bounce taking the ball up over the keeper and in. Acle winning 6-3.
Peterborough Northern Star Ladies, in 5th spot joining Acle United Women and Royston Town Ladies on 16 points with victory away to Colney Heath Ladies on Sunday. The visitors taking a first half lead through Chanade Henderson scoring from a free-kick, the lead doubled before Colney Heath pulled one back, Nicola Hollick scoring. Half-time 2-1 to Peterborough Northern Star they added a further goal in the 2nd period to win the game 3-1 to take the 3 points. Katie and Cassie Steward with the goals.
A first win of the season for AFC Dunstable Ladies who at one point had given notice to withdraw from the ERWFL before the season started a difficult start just a point on the board were at home to fellow strugglers AFC Sudbury Ladies on Sunday. move above them courtesy of goals from, Victoria Allen, Kerry Straton and a brace for Storm Sherry Burrows. 4-0 the winning margin.
ERWFL Division One
The table adjusted in ERWFL Division One following the sad withdrawal of Ipswich Wanderers Ladies sees the sides that gained points against them have them scrubbed off their tally, including league leaders Stevenage Ladies Reserves their lead now 4 points.
2nd placed St Ives Town Ladies also losing those points won them back on Sunday at home as they took on Essex side, Hatfield Peverel Ladies. Tierney Coulson scoring a goal to put her into double figures for the season after 7 appearances. A goal each too for Katie and Georgia Stancombe, whilst Harriet Ford netted her 1st goal of the season in a 4-0 win.
Hutton Ladies leap frog above their weekends opponents Lawford Ladies to move into 4th position in Division One. The Essex sides meeting at Lawford on Sunday. A brace from top scorer Vicky Kinsman has an incredible 22 goals already this season from 10 appearances, since joining the club over the close season, Rosi Webb also on the scoresheet for Hutton has 11 goals now from her 9 appearances this season. Hutton winning 3-1, Jasmine Cox with the goal for Lawford.
Histon Ladies were at home on Sunday taking on Hertford Town Ladies at the Glassworld Stadium. The home side holding a 2-0 advantage at half-time, Katie Webb scoring both goals. Involved in the build-up as Histon took a 3-0 lead early in the 2nd half Katie Seagrave scoring from close range. Georgia Day scoring soon after to secure a 4-0 win for Histon pulling them clear of the bottom 3.