Sunday 23rd September
Essex Women’s Premier Division
A fantastic start to the season for Harlow Town Ladies Development setting the pace early on with 2 wins from 2 whilst scoring 17 goals to lead the Essex Women’s Premier Division. A 7-3 win over Leigh Ramblers Ladies in their opening game Harlow were even bigger winners this Sunday at home to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. 4 players getting a brace in the game with Kelsey Mugford, Ellie Nicholls, Chloe Fleming all opening their Harlow accounts Hannah Smith the other brace scorer, Ciara Purdue also scoring a goal to add to er opening day pair with Lois Ruane completing a 10-1 victory for Harlow also on target for her 1st goal for the club. Samantha Weidner scoring the consolation goal for Beacon Hill Rovers.
Also starting their Premier Division campaign with 2 wins from 2 played are Frontiers Ladies although it was a much closer scoreline. Away to Collier Row Tigers on Sunday, Frontier returned home with a 1-0 win under their belts, Charley Sandford with her first goal for Frontiers. Still very early days in the league with both Silver End United Ladies and Southend United Ladies still to get their league campaigns started.
Essex Women’s Division One
Rayleigh Town Ladies made it 3 wins from 3 at the start of the season and it was a goals feast at home that saw them move to the top of Division One. The biggest scoreline of the weekend and brutal reading if you’re a supporter of Belhus Ladies the league newcomers were on the wrong end of a crushing 26-0 win! Captain Isabelle Wallings likes scoring goals and if I type this again I’ll be very surprised as she herself netted double figures with 10 goals to her name. Eleasha Reeves scoring 5 goals, with Megan Harley finding the back of the net for 4 goals. Holly Gash claiming a hat-trick. Amy Cox-Smith with 2 goals along with a goal for Francesca Browne both opening their Rayleigh Town goals accounts for the season.
You only need to win by 1 more goal than you opponents to collect 3 points however and elsewhere it was much closer in Division One on Sunday, Billericay Town Ladies Reserves free scoring at the start of the season with 27 goals from 2 played were looking to make it 3 in a row as they hosted Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies who themselves had started their season with a 7-0 away to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves last weekend. Two goals in the final 20 minutes for Billericay coming from Sophie Vale and Hope Strauss it wasn’t enough as they suffered their first defeat of the season Dagenham & Redbridge scoring through, Daisy Theobald, Amy Jacobs and Jodie Barden to win 3-2 and maintain their own 100% record.
One goal was enough too for Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves to claim their 1st win of the season as they bounced back from a heavy defeat last weekend away to Dagenham & Redbridge. On the road again this Sunday playing Hutton Ladies Reserves a goal from Laura Kendle the difference between the sides.
Runwell Sports Ladies got back to winning ways on Sunday as they won for the 2nd tie this season following back to back defeats in Division One. Runwell Sports at home to league newcomers Island Ladies. Aaryanna Simonelli enjoying a god start to the season for Runwell Sports her 2nd hat-trick in 4 appearances to move onto 8 for the season with Karen Whitmarsh also getting a goal in a 4-0 victory.