Sunday 16th September
Suffolk Women’s Division
A full programme of fixtures in the Suffolk Women’s Division this Sunday with 12 of the 13 sides in action continuing on from last Sunday’s opening weekend. Needham Market Women are the early pacesetters 2 wins from 2 and a double figure goal average to boot. The newly formed side beginning the season with a 9-1 away to fellow newcomers Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies last Sunday were at home for the first time this season taking on Coplestonians Ladies. Milly Carter top scoring for Needham Market with 5 goals in the game adding to her opening day hat-trick. Francesca Rainbird joining Needham Market from Bacton United scoring a hat-trick to add to her opening day brace. Lois Balfour also with Bacton last season scored a hat-trick last time out added another goal this Sunday whilst Isabel Chaplin opening her account for Needham Market by scoring a brace in an 11-0 win. A tough start for a new look Coplestonians side heavy defeats leaving them bottom of the table but very early stages yet.
Talking of tough starts it wasn’t the start to life in the Women’s Division that the new University of Suffolk Women’s team were looking for the late entrants making their debut were away to an established Leiston St Margarets Ladies side on Sunday. A 2-1 win away to Brightlingsea Regent Ladies on the opening day Leiston St Margarets were too strong in front of goal for their opponents on Sunday scoring a massive 17 goals to propel them into 2nd spot in the table. Michelle Stanborough finding the back of the net for 5 goals both Lucy Eagle and Thalia Cloke scored 4 goals each. A hat-trick for Grace Pemberton with Leanne Fairweather also getting on the scoresheet with a goal.
Also 2 wins out of 2 to start the season for last seasons unbeaten Champions, East Bergholt United Ladies. Were hosting newcomers Brightlingsea Regents Ladies on Sunday. The goals shared out amongst the squad Annie Northwood claiming a brace, Charlotte McGrath, Georgia Lockerbie, Stacey Teager, Charlotte Warren and Millie Wilding all getting a goal each in an 8-0 win.
Starting life in the Suffolk Women’s Division with a 4-1 loss away to Brantham Athletic Ladies on the opening weekend, Alresford Colne Rangers were at home this Sunday for the first time taking on Brettvale Ladies, one of this season’s newcomers. Alresford recording their first win of the season Jo Harvey striking a brace, with a goal each for Tiffany Reeves and Bethany Smith to see them win 4-0.
Two of the league newcomers came together on Sunday, Haverhill Rovers Ladies Reserves playing their 1st ever competitive match were the hosts taking on Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies who began the season with a heavy 9-1 to Needham Market. Were 11 goals in this Sunday’s match too Chantry Grasshoppers with the lions share however to claim their 1st league win, Haverhill Rovers getting 3 goals in their opening fixture, Chantry Grasshoppers though hitting 8 up the other end Bernice Corney netting a hat-trick, the other goalscorers getting off the mark were Charlotte Archer, Shannon Cameron and Lucy Robson with Kiera Hines the scorer of Chantry Grasshoppers 1st ever goal also adding to the tally.
Also getting there season started this Sunday were Walsham Le Willows Ladies which is a month sooner than they started their league campaign last time around, always playing catch up then started this season on a positive note on the road against Woodbridge Town Ladies a goalless 1st half, two goals from Laura Brame the difference in the 2nd half as Walsham Le Willows began the season with a 2-0 win.