Sunday 5th January
Suffolk Women’s Division
All change at the top of the Suffolk Women’s Division at the start of 2020, a 4 way tie at the top of the league now with 4 sides all on 30 points, Holland Ladies with games on hand on all in 5th hot on their heels. Brettvale Ladies ending 2019 top of the pile ousting Needham Market Women’s new Reserves side, Bury Town Ladies and Woodbridge Town Ladies just 3 points behind.
5 games played on the opening weekend of the year Brightlingsea Regent Ladies awarded the home win against AFC Kesgrave Ladies on 23 points in 7th will be aiming to push their way in amongst the top six.
Extremely close at the top Bury Town Ladies losing just one game so far since reforming this season at home to leaders Brettvale Ladies on Sunday the away side themselves with just the one defeat from their 11 opening matches a strong start Bury Town were strong from the off at the weekend plenty of goals amongst their squad got themselves into a 3-0 half-time lead against a strong Brettvale side keeping their opponents out at the other end for a clean sheet went on to win the match 5-0 to go top on goal difference. Stacey Roper with a brace moves onto 8 for the season. Goals too for Norma Locker, Helen Cryer and Lyndsie Duemmel.
Woodbridge Town Ladies into their 2nd season together acheived their highest league position to date as they followed up a strong first half to the season with a 10th win of the season to start 2020 ending Needham Market Women Reserves 100% winning start. Newly formed following the successful debut of their first team now joining the ERWFL Needham Market Reserves had won all their league games in 2019 scoring plenty of goals along the way. Woodbridge Town are scoring plenty of goals themselves however primarily from strike force Jenna Liverpool and Kiera Hines who have 51 between them heading into 2020. Lucy Eagle recently joining the squad from Leiston St Margarets also wading in with goals 6 in 6 matches. Liverpool on target to score a brace rapidly closing in on 40 goals for the season and another for Eagle seeing Woodbridge move into 2nd spot in the Suffolk Women’s Division table.
Holland Ladies new to the league this season opened their campaign with a defeat have since been hot on the heels to the leading pack going on to win all of their next 8 matches to end 2019 on a high, closing the gap on the sides above with games in hand on all just 3 points behind the leading quartet now as they made it 9 wins in a row at home on Sunday at the start of 2020. Were taking on Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies struggling at the opposite end of the table. Proven goalscorers amongst their squad, Michelle Hodgson leading the way at the weekend 3 from 3 going into the game scored 5 more goals against Chantry Grasshoppers on Sunday to make it 8 from 4 appearances. Charlotte Warren moves onto 12 for Holland with a goal also on the scoresheet Lauren Lucas with her 6th of the campaign and Sophie Blowers in an 8-0 victory.
Back to back wins to end the year for newcomers Henley Athletic Ladies after a poor run of results that had seen them lose 5 in a row after making a promising start since joining the league. Began 2020 on a high as they made it 3 on the bounce on consolidate their mid-table position and look to kick on. Were at home taking on Brantham Athletic Ladies on Sunday leading 2-0 at half-time Henley Athletic piled on the goals 2nd half to run out 7-2 winners. Top scorer Amy Gilson moving onto 11 for the season netting a hat-trick. Enya Moore not far behind onto 8 scoring a brace. There were goals for for Mollie Frost and captain Claire Bevan. Danielle Harvey pulling it back to 2-1 early in the 2nd half for Brantham with Shannon Giles scoring the visitors 2nd goal.
At the other end of the Suffolk Women’s Division it was a vital 2nd win of the season for Leiston St Margarets Ladies as they look to pull away from the bottom of the table. Just 2 points won since winning back on the opening day a welcome win to start 2020 as they hosted fellow strugglers Ramsey & Mistley Ladies at the weekend. Thalia Cloke on target to score a brace their were goals to for Leanne Morphew and Grace Pemberton in a 5-0 win.