Sunday 7th October
FAWNL Southern Premier Division
A couple of matches taking place in both the Southern Premier and South East Division One this Sunday. Plymouth Argyle Ladies having a great start to the life in the Southern Premier Division this time around were up to 4th in the table. Travelled to Hampshire at the weekend to take on Portsmouth FC Women. The hosts starting well it was Plymouth who were to open the scoring Jessie Jones an England U21 International nipping in to win the ball at the back scoring for Plymouth in the 15th minute. A diving header from Kayley Lane doubling the visitors advantage 7 minutes before half-time. Portsmouth fought in the 2nd half searching for the goal to get them back into the game Plymouth keeping them out getting the 3rd goal to seal the win 5 minutes from time Jones with her 2nd of the match. Victory lifting the newly promoted side up into 3rd spot a 5th straight win in all competitions as well as their 1st clean sheet of the season.
At the other end of the Southern Premier Division the bottom two were playing each other even this early in the season it had a six point feel to it for C&K Basildon Ladies and Queens Park Rangers Women both adrift at the foot of the table with 1 point each. The home side taking the lead Courtney Clarke scoring the opening goal. QPR coming back to equalise in the 17th minute, Jo Wilson back with the club getting her 1st goal of the season to make it 1-1. Basildon retaking the lead to hold a 2-1 advantage at the break Katie Whitehead getting the goal.
A strong start to the 2nd half from QPR as the visitors got it back to 2-2 4 minutes into the restart Rochelle Shakes netting the goal. 5 minutes later QPR were in front, Whitney Locke finding the back of the net scoring to make it 3-2. Into the closing stages of the game QPR heading for their 1st win of the season, Basildon attacking in the last minute the ball into the area a goalmouth scramble the ball turned home to make it 3-3, Gemma Abela credited with the goal her 1st of the season that sees both sides take a point from the game.
FAWNL South East Division One
With most of the other FAWNL South East Division One sides distracted by the FA Women’s Cup there were 2 matches taking place in the league with both home sides taking full advantage to climb the table. Following a difficult beginning to the season Ipswich Town Women are now up to 3rd in the table. Coming into the match off the back of a good midweek home win over previously unbeaten Billericay Town Ladies, Ipswich were hosting Denham United Ladies this Sunday. The Suffolk side opening the scoring in the 17th minute Lindsey Cooper heading the ball in from a corner kick. Further chances following in the 1st period Ipswich, it was 1-0 at half-time.
Zoe Cossey returning for Ipswich after injury giving the hosts a 2-0 lead 5 minutes into the 2nd half. Natasha Thomas scoring another 5 minutes later to put Ipswich in control. Into the last 10 minutes Thomas got her 2nd of the game to wrap up a 4-0 win for Ipswich to propel them up the table.
It was a late show at home for Leyton Orient WFC on Sunday that sees them climb the South East Division One table too up into 4th spot with a home win over Actonians Ladies. Hayley Barton putting Leyton Orient into the lead with 20 minutes gone in the 1st half. Actonians came back to level things up Carla Williams on target with a goal in the 35th minute. The sides drawing 1-1 at half-time Actonians went on to take the lead 5 minutes into the 2nd half Jennifer Laidlaw with her 3rd goal of the season making it 2-1. A lead the visitors were to hold onto right up until the final 5 minutes of the match Barton getting Leyton Orient back level making it 2-2 in the 85th minute the home side going on to score a last minute winner 2nd half substitute Tara O’Halloran scoring to see Leyton Orient clinch the 3-2 victory.