Sunday 29th April
FAWPL Southern Division
C&K Basildon complete a 100% league record in the league at Canvey Island FC on Sunday to return to the top of the FAWPL Southern Division. Taking on Portsmouth FC Ladies. Goals from Angela Addison, Laken Duchar Clark and a 30 yard strike from Jay Blackie seeing C&K Basildon into a dominant 3-0 half-time lead. Portsmouth pulled a goal back early in the 2nd half Daisy McLachlan the scorer. C&K Basildon restoring their 3 goals lead with Therese Addison getting the goal. Portsmouth getting in back to 4-2 in the final 15 minutes through a Shannon Albuery goal. C&K Basildon went on to make it 11 wins from 11 at home. 2 more games left, the reverse fixture against Portsmouth next Sunday then their final game of the season away to Chichester City Ladies on the 13th.
Charlton Athletic Women also move up the FAWPL Southern Division above previous leaders Crystal Palace Ladies into 2nd spot a point behind C&K Basildon with 2 games in hand. Did their already superior goal difference a massive boost too with a big win on the road in their London derby with Queens Park Rangers on Sunday. Kit Graham moving ahead of Charlotte Gurr as the top scorer as she racked up 5 goals to her name on Sunday for Charlton opening the scoring in the 10th minute went on to score another 3 goals in the 1st half with Georgia Griffin and Hannah Churchill also on target to give the visitors a 6-0 halt-time lead. Olivia Lukasewich making it 7-0 5 minutes into the 2nd half Captain Kim Dixson also getting a goal before Graham added her 5th of the day. Griffin getting another goal taking the score into double figures Charlotte Lee making the final score 11-0 in the closing minutes.
All thing’s come to an end and so it was this Sunday as West Ham United Ladies long unbeaten run since the beginning of the year was brought to a stop by Lewes FC Women. The 4th placed side in the FAWPL Southern Division were trailing at the break however 1-0 down thanks to a goal for West Ham’s Kelly Wealthall in the 14th minute. Katie McIntyre getting Lewes back on level terms on the hour. West Ham were reduced to 10 players going into the final 20 minutes with Andria Georgiou shown a 2nd yellow card. The winning goal coming 7 minutes from the end of the match Amy Taylor finding the back of the net to win the game 2-1 for Lewes.
Coventry United Ladies were on the road this Sunday a trip down South to play Chichester City Ladies. Close the gap to 5th placed Portsmouth FC Ladies to 2 points as they picked up another win Lois Jefferies with her 1st goal for the visitors putting Coventry United into the lead just past the half hour. A 1-0 advantage at the break Amber Hughes doubled Coventry United’s lead 2 minute into the 2nd half. A goal from Marie Gauntlett midway through the 2nd half securing the win for Coventry United 3-0 the final score. Next up for Coventry United the County Cup Final against Birmingham & West Midlands Ladies on Wednesday night at Tamworth FC.
FAWPL South East Division One
The battle for the title in FAWPL South East Division One is well and truly back on, at one point AFC Wimbledon Ladies were looking like they were going to run away with the title but 2 successive defeats in their run in has opened to door to the chasing pack. Weren’t in action this Sunday as they saw their lead cut to 4 points.
2nd placed Ipswich Town Ladies on the road on Sunday taking on Stevenage Ladies. Ipswich Town getting off to a great start 3-0 up inside the opening 15 minutes. Zoe Cossey putting Ipswich Town 1-0 up inside 4 minutes, Natasha Thomas doubling the lead just 3 minutes later. Miagh Downey making it 3-0 in the 14th minute. Nicole Emmings pulling it back to 3-1 for Stevenage, Ipswich regaining their 3 goal advantage in the closing minutes of the 1st half Thomas’ shot deflected into the goal. 4-1 up at the break Thomas completing her hat-trick on the hour. Kristi Burling getting it back to 5-2 before Thomas scored her 4th of the game with 81 minutes on the clock. Roxanne Small making it 7-2 to Ipswich Town in the last 5 minutes. Both Ipswich Town and leaders AFC Wimbledon have two league games left.
The side that can catch both of them are Milton Keynes Dons Ladies who move up to 3rd place in the FAWPL South East Division One table with victory of previous 3rd placed side Leyton Orient WFC on Sunday. A special occasion the match being played at The Matchroom Stadium. Milton Keynes starting well getting into a 2-0 lead. Leyton Orient coming back to level it up at 2-2 Sophie Le Marchand and Lisa Holmbeck getting the goals. Milton Keynes retook the lead to hold the advantage 3-2 at half-time the visitors getting the better of the 2nd half with Heather McDonnell scoring two goals to make it 5-2 early in the 2nd half Anna Loftus extending the lead to secure a 6-2 victory for Milton Keynes. a 5 points behind Ipswich and 9 behind AFC Wimbledon have 4 games in hand on both a busy run in but with just one defeat in the league this season their fate is in their hands.
Another side in the FAWPL South East Division One due to play a game at their men’s stadium were Cambridge United WFC, unfortunately the pitch at The Abbey Stadium was deemed unplayable. A shame for the side it was back to their normal home venue Mildenhall Town FC to play Enfield Town Ladies in the A10 derby. Women’s Football East was there to watch. Cambridge starting the game well attacking Enfield getting the ball forwards at every opportunity. A double save from Kerrie Marlborough in the Enfield goal denying the opening goal. Enfield held Cambridge at bay the sides goalless at the break. It was more of the same 2nd half, Kelley Blanchflower with good movement up top fouled inside the box on the hour to see Cambridge awarded a penalty kick, Laura Baker sending it home to put Cambridge into the lead. The single goal enough in the end to secure all 3 points for Cambridge in their final home match of the season.
A run of 4 successive league wins has propelled Actonians Ladies up to 5th spot in the FAWPL South East Division One table. Collected the 3 points on Sunday after a double figure win away to bottom side Haringey Borough Women. 10-0 the final score.