Sunday 8th April
Essex Women’s Trophy
It was the Final of the Essex Women’s Trophy this Sunday, Women’s Football East was there to watch Hutton Ladies take on Silver End United Ladies at Saffron Walden Town FC. Heavy rain on the day, the pitch playable but extremely muddy. Both sides playing in the ERWFL Division One South & North respectfully. It was Silver End United Ladies final game of the season, a good achievement in what has been a difficult season for the club having started the campaign struggling for numbers.
On the pitch it was a competitive contest with neither side willing to let any one settle on the ball. Hutton starting the better, Silver End United coming back into it a long distance effort from Kaitlin Sugg putting Hutton into the lead. 1-0 the advantage at half-time both goalkeepers making saves the game continued to be close 2nd half and with Silver End United pressing for an equaliser Hutton were in need of a 2nd goal. With 12 minutes left to play they got a free-kick in a dangerous position 25 yards from goal. Midfielder Amy Crumpler the player fouled stepped up to take it, sending the ball arrowing into the top corner to make it 2-0. Silver End United made sure of a tense finish to the game, midfielder Stephanie A’Len turning the ball into the back of the net from inside the area. 2-1 at the final whistle Hutton Ladies win this season’s Essex Women’s Trophy.
Essex Women’s League Cup
The first of this season’s Essex Women’s League Cup semi-finals was played this weekend and looked like it would be close on paper, proving to be the case out on the pitch between Lawford Ladies and Frontiers Ladies. Both sides riding high in the Essex Women’s Premier Division. The tie went all the way into extra-time after the sides had finished all square at 2-2 after the 90 minutes were up. Kay Foy and Loren Delamere with the goals for Frontiers. It was to be more semi-final heartbreak for Frontiers having been beaten in the Essex Women’s Trophy by Silver End United Ladies as they lost out in extra-time Lawford Ladies going on to score the winning goal to book their place in the Final, Sophia Serghiou, an Ami Warnes penalty and a goal for top scorer Jasmine Cox for Lawford. Will be a while before they know who their opponents will be with Hatfield Peverel Ladies waiting to see who they will face with Hullbridge Sports Ladies taking on current League Cup holders Corringham Cosmos in their quarter final this coming Sunday.
Essex Women’s Premier Division
Two games in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday and Corringham Cosmos’s young side still unbeaten this season won comfortably away from home against Runwell Sports Ladies to move into 2nd spot in the league. A hat-trick each for Michelle Sumpter and top scorer Chloe Sams who now has 18 for the season. Frances Murphy with the goal for Runwell Sports Ladies in the 50th minute. Corringham Cosmos are now 4 points behind leaders Hatfield Peverel Ladies with 2 games in hand.
6-1 was also the winning score in the other match played in the Premier Division this Sunday. 6th placed Collier Row Tigers collecting at 3 points at home to Harlow Town Ladies Reserves. Laura Bunton is Collier Row Tigers top scorer this season and had another fruitful Sunday in front of goal scoring 4 to take her onto 22 goals this season from 12 appearances. With Daisy Chapman netting 2 goals her 1st for the side. Amber Strows with the goal for Harlow Town Ladies.
Essex Women’s Division One
Two double headers played in Essex Women’s Division One and a bad day at the office for Hullbridge Sports Ladies as they lost their long unbeaten 100% record. Losing twice against Southend United Ladies who as a result retake the lead it what is proving to be a competitive title battle in the league. Close matches both in the 1st Southend United were leading 2-1 at half-time before going on to win the match 3-2. Emily Pert scoring a brace with a goal for Emily Gowland. Jennifer Lyttle and Karley Hunt with the goal in either half for Hullbridge Sports. In the 2nd game a single strike in the 1st half from Morgan Hayes was enough for Southend United Ladies to claim their 2nd 3 point haul of the afternoon. Despite the defeats Hullbridge Sports remain very much in contention for the title having games in hand on all the sides around them.
The other weekends double header saw Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies travelling to Rayleigh Town Ladies. Both games close affairs a single goal enough for the 3 points in both. The results going the way of Rayleigh Town Ladies, their captain Isabelle Wallings prolific in front of goal scoring in both matches her 35th and 36th of the season so far. Moves Rayleigh Town up into 6th 3 points behind 5th placed Dagenham & Redbridge.
Alresford Colne Rangers were celebrating after a 5-0 home win against Benfleet Villa Ladies on Sunday. Tiffany Reeves scoring a brace. There were goals too fro Ellie-May Griggs, Joanne Harvey and Jasmine Warner.
A good result too for Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves at home on Sunday as they move off the bottom of Essex Women’s Division One with a 5-0 win against Billericay Town Ladies Reserves. Georgia James getting on the scoresheet twice with a goal each for Rosie Coe, Holly Gurnett and Kelsey Honeywood.