Sunday 6th January
Essex Women’s Premier Division
A great 2018 for Leigh Ramblers Ladies earning promotion to the Essex Women’s Premier Division at the 1st attempt haven’t looked back since an opening day defeat winning their next 9 league games to lead the way going into 2019. Started the New Year win another 3 points 10 wins from 10 now were at home to Corringham Cosmos on Sunday. Leading 2-0 at half-time those goals crucial as Corringham fought back 2nd half scoring 2 themselves Leigh Ramblers though adding 2 more themselves to win the match 4-2. Rebecca Dalgarno with a brace, Sasha Vail also getting a goal along with top scorer Kate Newton who now has 24 goals to her name.
The gap to the leaders 5 points after 2nd placed Frontiers Ladies were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Silver End United Ladies in the Premier Division on Sunday. Dempsey Favell netting for the 14th time this season for Frontiers, Ella Tooley getting the goal for Silver End.
Harlow Town Ladies Development have enjoyed a fantastic 1st half of the season in the Essex Women’s Premier Division in the top 3 positions the whole campaign to date with just the one defeat began 2019 at home to Collier Row Tigers who themselves have gained form as the season has progressed. Harlow though hit the ground running have goalscorers throughout the side and after ending the 1st half 4-2 up doubled their lead in the 2nd half to win the game 8-2. Ellie Nicholls moving onto double figures for the season scoring 4 goals. Hannah Smith is currently top scorer on 14 adding two more to her tally with Kummi Adams and Bethany Chambers with her 1st Harlow goal also on the scoresheet. Laura Bunton, scoring both the goals in the 1st half for Collier Row Tigers.
Consolidating 4th position in the Essex Women’s Premier Division are Chelmsford City Ladies, began 2019 with an away trip to Southend United Ladies on Sunday. Leading 3-0 at half-time went on to add a further 2 in the 2nd half to win the match 5-2. Georgia James scoring a hat-trick taking her onto 10 now for the season. Mia Brisley with a brace has 7 now for Chelmsford. Emily Pert and Kate Wiseman with the 2nd half goals for Southend United.
Essex Women’s League Cup
One tie from the 1st Round of the Essex Women’s League Cup played this Sunday, with Premier Division side Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves hosting Division One side Rayleigh Town Ladies. 3 goals for Brentwood in the first half for Marie Barker, Helen Clifford and Laura Knight. Amy Cox-Smith and Holly Gash on target for Rayleigh Town. Knight scoring a 2nd goal in the final minute securing a 4-2 win for Brentwood.
Essex Women’s Division One
A great start to the season for Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies in Essex Women’s Division One a 100% winning record going into December lost for the 1st time against fellow title chasers Billericay Town Ladies Reserves, defeat in extra-time in the League Cup followed. Began 2019 with an away trip to play Chigwell Ladies struggling at the opposite end of the table. A points deduction seeing them have just 6 points on the board the hosts started the year with a great result beating Dagenham & Redbridge by 2 goals to 1 to claim the 3 points on Sunday. Marie Gamage and Jessica MacNab celebrating the goals for Chigwell. Jodie Barton on the scoresheet for Dagenham & Redbridge suffering a 2nd successive defeat in the league nevertheless remain well placed 3 points behind Billericay in 2nd.
Hutton Ladies Reserves in 3rd position in Division One close the gap on the leading pair, with a 7th win of the season to start the year away at Runwell Sports Ladies on Sunday. Goals from Baylie Kingsnorth, Laura Allen and Danielle Hindley securing a 3-0 victory.
Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves began the year with a home game against Island Ladies, both new to the league this season the young sides have endured a tough start. A points deduction for Leigh Ramblers too it was a 0-1 win to them in the reverse fixture back in September. Another close game this time around the sides sharing 5 goals this time around Leigh Ramblers coming out on top winning it 3-2 thanks to goals from Louise Mazirel-Cowell and a brace for Elisha Reade. Jess Brown and Ebonnie Williams on the score sheet for Island.
Another new side having a tough start to life in Division One are Belhus Ladies bottom of the table they were at home to FC Clacton Ladies in their first game of 2019. Earned themselves a point in a high scoring draw after their opponents were reduced to 9 with two sent off on Sunday. Amy Hartley with a goal for Clacton one of those to receive their marching orders along with Megan-Leigh Lawrence. Sydney Smith-Gibbons and Charlotte Warren Clacton other goalscorers. Amara Drummond netting a hat-trick securing a point for Belhus.