Sunday 21st October
FAWNL Southern Premier Division
A county cup weekend this Sunday meaning clubs from the FAWNL and ERWFL had fixtures elsewhere, leaving the fixture list across the league light. 6 games taking place across both the Southern Premier Division and South East Division One aswell as the Plate competition.
A big win at the top of the Southern Premier Division as leaders, Coventry United Ladies open up a 4 point lead at the top of the table beating their closest rivals Watford FC Ladies or the 2nd successive Sunday. In the 2nd Round of the FAWNL Cup a week ago Coventry securing a 3-2 win away from home against Watford to progress. Were at home this Sunday facing Watford again this time in the league . Amber Hughes striking from outside the box putting Coventry into the lead scoring midway through the 2nd half, the home side awarded a penalty with Jade brook fouled inside the box. Chenise Austin scoring from the spot kick to double Coventry’s lead. 2-0 at half-time the hosts extending the lead just past the hour Marie Gauntlett getting on the scoresheet scoring from a free-kick. Closing in on the final 15 minutes Amy Wathan played through on goal sending the ball past the keeper to see Coventry secure a 4-0 win. 10 wins in a row now for Coventry.
Watford down a place to 3rd in the Southern Premier Division on the back of that result with Chichester City Ladies fine start to the continued on Sunday a 6th league win of the season seeing them up to 2nd on goal difference. Were away to Queens Park Rangers Women. A devastating 10 minute spell in the 1st half seeing the visitors storm into a 3 goal lead. Hollie Wride scoring the opening goal on 12 minutes, Jade Widdows doubling the advantage just 4 minutes later. Cherelle Khassel making it 3 in the 22nd minute. QPR pulling it back to 3-1 just before half-time Jo Wilson netting the goal. QPR fought well in the 2nd half as the Chichester City defence held firm, Chontele Lawrence getting it back to 3-2 for the hosts the goal in stoppage time Chichester City holding on for the 3 points.
Two 2nd Round ties played in the FAWNL Plate this Sunday. Milton Keynes Dons Ladies progressing with an away victory over South West Division One side Brislington Ladies. Postponed due to the wet weather last Sunday the Southern premier Division side took an early lead in the match with Leah Littlechild scoring in the 5th minute. Leah Cudone making it 2-0 7 minutes later. Alice Hughes putting MK Dons 3-0 in the 35th minute to see them comfortable with a 3-0 lead at the break. No more goals 2nd half with MK Dons defending their lead Brislington unable to find a reply.
Portsmouth FC Women were waiting to see who their opponents would be in the 2nd Round of the Plate with Keynsham Town Ladies playing fellow South West Division One opponents Southampton Saints Girls & Ladies in the 1st Round. Keynsham Town 2nd in the league advancing to set up a home tie with Portsmouth. The sides level at 1-1 at half-time Kerry Bartlett’s 39th minute equaliser cancelling out Katie James 11th minute goal for Portsmouth. 1-1 it remained heading into stoppage time, Ellie Curson finding the back of the net to see Keynsham Town win the match and knock Portsmouth out.
The draw for the 3rd Round of the FAWNL Plate, as well as the Cup made yesterday both draws listed below:- Ties scheduled to be played Sun 9th December.
FAWNL Cup 3rd Round
Huddersfield Town Ladies v Nottingham Forest Ladies
Bolton Wanderers Ladies v Hull City Ladies
Blackburn Rovers Ladies v Sunderland AFC Ladies
Stoke City Ladies v Leeds United Ladies
AFC Wimbledon Ladies v Cambridge United Women or Leyton Orient WFC
Cardiff City Ladies v Loughborough Foxes Women
Chichester City Ladies v Coventry United Ladies
Southampton Women or Plymouth Argyle Ladies v Crawley Wasps Ladies
FAWNL Plate 3rd Round
Liverpool Feds Women v Chester Le Street Ladies
The New Saints Ladies or Bradford City Women v Barnsley Ladies
Morecambe Ladies v Middlesborough Women FC
Sporting Khalsa Women v West Bromich Albion Women
Keynsham Town Ladies v Maidenhead United Ladies
Milton Keynes Dons Ladies v Bedworth United Ladies
Ipswich Town Women v Stevenage Ladies
Gillingham FC Ladies v Chesham United Ladies
FAWNL South East Division One
Two games in the FAWNL South East Division One this Sunday and with leaders Crawley Wasps Ladies involved in County Cup action 2nd placed Billericay Town Ladies took full advantage winning at home to go top of the table. Their opponents Enfield Town Ladies. It was the 5th placed side that opened the scoring however with Molly Peters running clear to score in the 17th minute. Billericay pulling the scores back level with 6 minutes left on the 1st half Zoe Rushen scoring from close range. Enfield responding well getting themselves back into the lead 3 minutes later, Jodie Southby with her 1st goal of the season putting the visitors 2-1 up. Still time for more drama in the 1st half as less than a minute later Billericay were back level, Rushen again making the near post run and beating the keeper to score. No sooner had the hosts levelled the scores for the 2nd time they went on to take the lead, Rushen on target to complete her hat-trick and see Billericay end the 1st half 3-2 up. No further goals coming 2nd half Billericay returning to the top of the South East Division One table.
AFC Wimbledon Ladies were away to Stevenage Ladies on Sunday, Rebecca Sargent’s scoring in the 20th minute the difference between the sides at the half-time interval. Stevenage coming back to level the scores 10 minutes into the 2nd half. Jodie Whitford-Stark scoring her 1st Stevenage goal. A screamer from Katie Stanley in the 69th minute restoring AFC Wimbledon’s lead the visitors holding on to claim the 3 points and climb up a couple of places to 7th in the South East Division One table.