Sunday 28th October
It’s sad news to begin this weeks Round-Up with the news that Ipswich Wanderers Ladies are to withdraw from the league. A tough decision for all involved but struggling for numbers to fulfil fixtures the club had little choice. Long time members of the ERWFL they will be missed wishing everyone involved with the club all the best for the future and to those players in their search for a new club.
ERWFL Premier Division
Cambridge City Ladies continue their 100% winning start to the league campaign in the ERWFL Premier Division making it 6 from 6 with victory at home to AFC Dunstable Ladies this Sunday to go 3 points clear at the top. A brace for Erin Davies sees her goals tally move into double figures for Cambridge City. Laura Mills the clubs top scorer also on the scoresheet moves onto 13. Winger, Charlotte Gillies getting a goal to as Cambridge City ran out 4-0 winners keeping their first clean sheet in the league in the process.
Also making a 100% winning start to the season in the Premier Division are Royston Town Ladies a 5th straight win for them lifting them up into 2nd spot. Royston’s record looked under threat after they found themselves 2 goals down away from home to former Premier Division leaders Brentwood Town Ladies. A 5 game winning streak for Brentwood seeing the Essex side go top, that run ending last time out away to Bedford, goals from Danielle Butler and Kirsty Knight seeing them make a great start. Royston though were to fight back, Amy Cooper pulling a goal back, Royston’s captain with her 1st goal of the season. Teonie Peyton with 2 goals for Royston on her debut a fortnight ago found the back of the net once again to level things up at 2-2. Hayley Elderd’s 6th goal of the season winning the match for Royston as they come back to win 3-2.
Acle United Women climb up to 4th in the Premier Division after victory in Sunday in their Norfolk derby away to Wymondham Town Ladies. A tight contest between the sides Acle getting their noses in front early on, Grace Birchall scoring for the 11th time this season. Managed to keep Wymondham at bay up the other end to claim the win. All very tight in the top half of the Premier Division with 3 points separating 2nd to 6th, Cambridge City know they are all waiting should they slip up.
Harlow Town Ladies move onto double figures for the season up to 7th right behind the sides hoping to chase down the leaders getting back to winning ways in the league with victory away to Haringey Borough Women this Sunday. There were braces for both, Lily Bruno and Poppy Binding as the Essex side got the 3 points courtesy of a 4-1 win.
ERWFL League Cup
League Cup weekend with 4 ties contested in the 2nd Round this Sunday all high scoring affairs with the sides from the Premier Division entering in the 3rd Round.
Bowers & Pitsea Ladies travelling to Cambridgeshire to play Histon Ladies. The Essex side going 1-0 up inside the opening 5 minutes with Georgia Fraser on target with the goal. Fraser striking again past the hour hour to double Bowers & Pitsea’s advantage. 4 minutes later Louise Daley found the back of the net to see the 1st half end with Bowers & Pitsea 3 goals to the good. Keeping Histon out the other end, the lead was extended 11 minutes from time, Eloise Ives scoring the 4th goal.
A 7 goal thriller between Newmarket Town Ladies and Lawford Ladies in the 2nd Round of the League Cup, a recent 2-2 draw between the sides 3rd and 4th in Division One, Lawford Ladies made the better start getting themselves into a 3-0 lead. Newmarket fought back well getting 3 goals themselves, Brooke Wickens, Jess Linger and Yasmin Woodfield the scorers. Lawford edging the win as they added a 4th goal to see them progress to the 3rd Round, captain Daisy Canny with a brace. Top scorer Jasmine Cox also on target with her 15th goal of the season and making just her 2nd start for Lawford Tess Ryan scored her 1st goal too.
It was a 9 goal thriller in Hertfordshire with Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies hosting St Ives Town Ladies in the 2nd Round of the League Cup. A goalless draw between the sides as they met just a fortnight ago. A total contrast this Sunday both sides on the attack Hoddesdon opening the scoring with Rosy Wodhams making it 1-0 in the 8th minute. St Ives Town coming back to level the scores Tierney Coulson making it 1-1. The visitors going on to take the lead Coulson scoring her 2nd of the game. Hoddesdon’s turn to come back and level it up Grace Leslie firing the ball home from a free-kick to make it 2-2 in the 38th minute. The hosts retaking the lead themselves late in the 1st half, St Ives Town defender, Ellie Brown suffering a dislocated jaw needing hospital treatment.
Hoddesdon extending their lead early in the 2nd half Hannah Kelly scoring to make it 4-2 with barely a minute played in the 2nd period. Coulson with a strike from outside the area pulling it back to 4-3 midway through the 2nd half. Into the final 10 minutes St Ives Town were awarded a penalty. Georgia Stancombe sending the ball home to bring it back to 4-4. Just a minute left to play and Coulson with her 4th of the match scoring to turn the game completely on its head and send St Ives Town though with a 5-4 win.
Also in the 2nd Round of the League Cup, Hutton Ladies were hosting Division One leaders Stevenage Ladies Reserves. A good first 45 minutes from the Essex side saw Hutton leading the game 3-0. Sydney Webb pulling one back for Stevenage on the hour. Hutton creating chances went on to score three more in the final 20 minutes to ease through to the 3rd Round with a 6-1 victory. Rosi Webb scoring a brace, there were goals for for Sally Appleton, Vicky Kinsman and Kayleigh Franklin with her 1st goal of the season.