Sunday 7th April
Essex Women’s League Cup
Harlow Town Ladies Development are the first side to reach the final of this season’s Essex Women’s League Cup. Their young side enjoying an impressive debut season in the Premier Division 4th in the table a long unbeaten run at the start of the season now into their 1st ever final. Were away to Division One side Runwell Sports Ladies who have been League Cup finalists themselves losing to Harlow’s 1st team 3 seasons ago. Harlow’s Development side enjoying a good first half showing to lead the game 3-0 built on that 2nd half adding a further 5 goals to book their spot in the final with an 8-1 win. Top scorer Hannah Smith on target for 4 of those goals taking her goals for the season up to 27. Ellie Nicholls also on the scoresheet with her 18th goal of the season with a goal each to for Maisy Wyer, Evie Anderson and Savannah Japal. Leigh Ramblers Ladies are at home to Southend United Ladies in the other League Cup semi-final taking place this coming Sunday.
Essex Women’s Premier Division
Collier Row Tigers are up to 3rd spot in the Essex Women’s Division after picking up the 3 point in an impressive win away to 4th placed Chelmsford City Ladies on Sunday. Top scorer Laura Bunton racing past the 30 goals mark with a 5 goal haul that sees her on 31 goals from just 12 appearances. Collier Row Tigers winning the game 6-0 with Emma Harrison the other goalscorer.
A 5th straight league win for Southend United Ladies sees them consolidate 6th position in the Essex Women’s Premier Division and with games in hand on the sides above them could yet push for a top half finish after a slow start to the campaign. Were in the road this Sunday taking on Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Jo Smeaton scoring her 20th goal of the season for the hosts it wasn’t enough for Beacon Hill Rovers to get anything from the game as goals from Lily Halliday and Ellie Wood saw Southend United win the game 2-1.
Essex Women’s Division One
In Essex Women’s Division One, Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies are the 1st side to play out all their fixtures end their campaign leading the table by 3 points wasn’t to be more as they suffered defeat in their final league match at home to 3rd placed Hutton Ladies Reserves. Baylie Kingsnorth celebrating a brace, with a goal each for Vicky Kinsman and Cassandra Piejko plus an own goal in a 5-0 win. Dagenham & Redbridge can only wait and see what the chasing pack will do, a 3rd placed finish guaranteed at least, with both 2nd placed Billericay Town Ladies Reserves 3 points behind with 3 games in hand and 5th placed Rayleigh Town Ladies on 30 points with 7 still to play can overhaul them. Either way a great season for Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies. Hutton Ladies Reserves enjoying a strong season too have had a real impact on the title race.
FC Clacton Ladies climb up to 4th in the Essex Women’s Division One table winning at home this Sunday against Chigwell Ladies. Goals from Jasmine Cox, Lauren Lucas and a 1st of the season from Sasha Moy securing a 3-1 win for FC Clacton. Victoria Parker getting on the scoresheet for Chigwell Ladies her 15th goal of the season.
A home win too this Sunday in Division One for Chelmsford City Ladies taking on Belhus Ladies, goals from Kelsey Honeywood and Tish Cleary seeing Chelmsford win the game 2-1 to record their 3rd league win of the season enough to take them above Belhus into 9th place in the table. Bethany Murray scoring for Belhus.