Sunday 13th October
Essex Women’s Premier Division
A full programme of fixtures once again across the Essex Women’s Premier Division with all 8 sides in action. League leaders Silver End United Ladies looking to continue thier unbeaten start to the season at home to Frontiers Ladies at the weekend. A hard fought game between the pair, Frontiers a hard side to break down, Silver End coming away with their 5th win from 6 played a single goal enough to see the 3 points secured. Helen Alder the player getting the goal on the stroke of half-time her 2nd of the season for Silver End who maintain their 3 point lead at the top of the Premier Division.
Collier Row Tigers Women keeping pace with Silver End at the top of the Essex Premier Division having played a game less are unbeaten themselves were at home to Rayleigh Town Ladies this Sunday. Ammarah Ali scoring her first goal for Collier Row as they won the match 2-0 to make it 4 wins from 5 played. Move 5 points clear from 3rd placed Chelmsford City Ladies too with other results going their way.
That result being Chelmsford City’s 3rd loss of the season away to Southend United Ladies on Sunday back to back defeats after losing to Collier Row the weekend before. In contrast it’s back to back wins for Southend after making a poor start to season with one point from their opening 3 matches, got their first 3 points on the boar last weekend away to Beacon Hill Rovers now their 2nd at home. Chelmsford making a fantastic start scoring straight from the kick-off Shannon Kelly with the goal after just 18 seconds. Southend responding well coming back to level with Ellie Wood scoring her first goal of the season. Ria Toovey firing Southend into the lead with Wood on target for her 2nd of the match to see the hosts leading 3-1 at half-time. Wood going on to complete a hat-trick in the 2nd half putting Southend 4-1 scoring a well struck penalty. Mia Brisley getting a goal back for Chelmsford not enough as they lose ground on the leaders, Southend up to 4th in the table.
Also gaining some momentum after a difficult start to life in the Essex Women’s Premier Division are Billericay Town Ladies Development. Won for the 2nd time in 3 matches away to fellow strugglers Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on Sunday. Billericay’s best result of the season so far. Three players scoring a brace in the match, Monique Black with her first Billericay goals. Rebecca Gallagher always a potent goal threat whilst playing for Corringham Cosmos taking her tally to 4 since joining Billericay, with last season top scorer Lisa Robins also on 4 scoring twice. Joanne Burgoyne also on the scoresheet with her first of the season to see Billericay win the game 7-2. Jo Smeaton scoring both Beacon Hill Rovers goals taking her to 4 for the season the club without a point after 5 played.
Essex Women’s Division One
The Essex Women’s County league seeing it’s first postponement due to the weather this weekend in Division One with the game between Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves and Runwell Sports Ladies called off and with 3rd placed Runwell Sports not in action the leading pair of Corringham Cosmos Women and Aveley Ladies open up a 6 point lead neck and neck at the top of the table both making it 5 wins from 5 at the weekend.
Corringham Cosmos away to Bowers & Pitsea Ladies Development on Sunday taking the lead inside to opening 15 minutes with Michelle Sumpter continuing her great goal scoring form at the start of the season netting for the 9th time. Bowers & Pitsea battling back to get back to 1-1 late in the 1st half with captain Danni Jennings finishing from Grace Tebb-Reading’s free-kick. Corringham Cosmos hitting the hosts with a quick fire brace in 1st half stoppage time to go in 3-1 ahead, Sophie Corcoran making it 2-1 with her first goal of the season before Sumpter struck in her 10th of the season. Sumpter going on to complete her hat-trick early in the 2nd half. Tebb-Reading pulling a goal back for Bowers & Pitsea on the hour could find no further goals Corringham staying top on goal difference winning 4-2.
Aveley Ladies impressive start to the season continues picking up another good result at home against Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves on Sunday to keep up their 100% winning start. Hayley Knott and Amara Drummond with her 6th goal of the season securing the 3 points in a narrow 2-1 victory.
New side Tigers Ladies are up to 5th in the Essex Women’s Division One table after they won their first game of the season this weekend away to Hutton Ladies Reserves to build on the point earned in a thrilling 4-4 with Chigwell Ladies a fortnight ago. Ellie Wallace scoring a brace to take her onto 7 goals for the season for Tigers Ladies, opening the scoring in the 5th minute adding her 2nd in stoppage time at the end of the match. Alexandra Collins also on target with a goal in the 1st half Tigers Ladies running out 3-1 winners.