Sunday 8th December
Suffolk Women’s Division
Brettvale Ladies leading the way in the Suffolk Women’s Division collecting maximum points from their open 10 matches. That run came to an end on Sunday as they suffered defeat in the league for the first time this season. Were hosting another in form team new side Holland Ladies who themselves with games in hand had only lost the one game this season and that back on the opening day to the other team with a 100% record in the league Needham Market Women Reserves. Brettvale scoring twice in the match with a goal for Lucy Brown and a 124th of the season for top scorer Abbie Fisher. Jasmine Cox always amongst the goals wherever she has played top scoring for Holland Ladies so far this season on target for a hat-trick at the weekend to put her on 19 for the season with Charlotte Warren netting her 11th of the season to secure a 4-2 win for the visitors stay 6th the gap to the top now 9 points Holland though have 3 games in hand on the leaders.
That result sees Needham Market Women Reserves in 2nd close the gap to Brettvale to 3 points with 2 games in hand, their 100% winning start continuing away from home on Sunday starting the day 3rd against 2nd placed Alresford Colne Rangers. Again a 4-2 win for the visitors. Vicky Hall and Jasmine Warner with the goals for Alresford. A brace for Katie Moore taking her onto 15 for the season, a goal for Hannah Cobbold her 14th of the campaign and one from the penalty spot for Abbie Wilkinson her 10th securing Needham Market’s 9th straight league win.
Incredibly tight between the top 6 in the Suffolk Women’s Division, Bury Town Ladies in fourth spot closing to within a point of 3rd placed Alresford. Away to AFC Kesgrave Ladies the game played in windy conditions Bury weren’t at their best the sides contesting a goalless first half, Abigail Eley scoring for a spirited Kesgrave, Bury managing two goals in the 2nd period to win the 3 points.
Woodbridge Town Ladies the other side amongst the top 6 keeping pace with Bury Town on 24 points in 5th winning their 8th game of the season and 6th in a trot at home to University of Suffolk Women. Another high scoring game Woodbridge ending with a double figure win, 5 goals for top scorer Jenna Liverpool now rapidly closing in on 30 goals for the season. 5 goals too for new signing Lucy Eagle. A brace for Keira Hines moves her to 15 for the season. Stacey Hadley and a first of the season for Josie Haward in a 14-0 result.
Competitive in mid-table too in the Suffolk Women’s Division. Brightlingsea Regent Ladies in 7th spot beating Henley Athletic Ladies for the 2nd time in a fortnight, a 1-0 win when they met on the 24th November. A 5-2 loss following for Brightlingsea away to Bury Town bounced back well this weekend with a god 2nd half performance to capitalise on leading 1-0 at half-time scoring 5 more in the 2nd half to win the game 6-1. Paige Knight with the first half goal adding another on the hour to claim a brace moving her to 11 for the season. Hannah Goldsmith with a 2nd half hat-trick remains top scorer with 16 for the season. Lucy Tilbury also into double figure for Brightlingsea scoring her 11th of the campaign at the weekend. Enya Moore scoring for Henley Athletic who have now suffered 5 straight league defeats.
Brantham Athletic Ladies up to 8th on the Suffolk Women’s Division as they returned to winning ways at home to Leiston St Margarets Ladies this Sunday despite trailing 1-0 at half-time. Sarah Cooper with the goal for Leiston St Margarets. Danielle Harvey with her 12th of the season getting Brantham back on level terms midway through the 2nd half. Lucy Dunnett firing the hosts into the lead with 15 minutes left went on to score another 5 minutes later to make it 3-1. Merlin Watson with her 6th strike of the season sealing a 4-1 victory in the 84th minute.
A mini league forming at the bottom of the Suffolk Women’s Division, Leiston St Margarets dragged into the mix as Ramsey & Mistley Ladies and Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies battle for points below meeting for the 2nd successive weekend it was another close game between the pair struggling at the wrong end of the table. 2-1 to Ramsey & Mistley at Chantry Grasshoppers a week ago to see them win their first game in the league. A single goal scored by Bernice Corney enough this time around to see Chantry Grasshoppers record their 2nd win of the season and climb up to 11th above Leiston St Margarets in the process.