Sunday 23rd February
Suffolk Women’s League Cup
The first of this season’s Suffolk Women’s League Cup semi-finals played this Sunday, a strong looking line-up in the last 4 of this season’s competition this weekend it was 2nd versus 4th in the league with Bury Town Ladies hosting Brettvale Ladies. Bury the first side in the Division to score over 100 goals this season, Brettvale although not scoring as many although 65 is a pretty good number so far have one of the tightest defences in the league conceding just 13 goals. Always going to be a close game both sides in good form Bury finding the back of the Brettvale net twice it wasn’t to be enough however as Brettvale won through to their first ever cup final winning the semi-final 3-2. Abbie Fisher on target to score her 15th goal of the season with Rachel White and Gemma Burnett scoring to send Brettvale into the final. Their opponents will be either Holland Ladies or league leaders Woodbridge Town Ladies the game though not scheduled till the 22nd March.
Suffolk Women’s Division
Four matches played in the Suffolk Women’s Division itself this weekend. Needham Market Women Reserves back in action this weekend taking advantage of Bury and Brettvale locking horns in the cup to win the 3 points at home a nudge their way in between them to see a 3 way tie on 39 points behind leaders Woodbridge. Needham Market were at home playing 2nd bottom side Ramsey & Mistley Ladies, the visitors enjoying their first season in women’s football despite not picking up the points. Needham Market with a strong attack and an array of options coming from midfield proving too strong going forwards, top scorers Katie Moore and Hannah Cobbold on the scoresheet with their 16th & 15th goals of the season respectfully. Captain Amy Trenter firing home her 5th goal of the campaign. Jemma Wessels also celebrating a goal in a 5-0 victory along with new signing Nia Evans making her 2nd appearance scoring her first goal for the side.
Holland Ladies in 5th place in the Suffolk Women’s Division always behind in their fixtures since the start of the season keeping them below the radar so to speak whilst having games in hand. New to women’s football this season have recruited well bringing experience into the squad and along with it goals. A home this weekend were played Alresford Colne Rangers. Admitting they were not at their best Holland still ran out comfortable winners securing the 3 points with a 6-0 victory. Jasmine Cox top scoring for the club netting a hat-trick to see her up to 28 goals for the campaign. Lauren Bourne getting her 14th of the season, with captain Lauren Lucas and Sophie Blowers also scoring. Now 3 points behind the trio above with 2 games in hand.
Brightlingsea Regent Ladies enjoying a good 2nd season in the Suffolk Women’s Division climb up to 6th in the table their highest position in the league following victory at home to Brantham Athletic Ladies. Brightlingsea have one of the smallest squads in the league to utilising just 15 players this season, that squad doing well however improving leading 2-0 against Brantham at half-time. The visitors fighting back in the 2nd half Jade Horne bringing some useful experience to the side in recent games scoring her first goal on the hour, Lucy Dunnett adding a 2nd goal in the 71st minute. Brightlingsea with a 3rd goal however to win it 3-2 to go 6th. Hannah Goldsmith scoring plenty of goals this season on target to claim a brace has 24 to her tally now. Lucy Tilbury with the other goal moves to 15.
AFC Kesgrave Ladies getting a much needed win at the weekend to end a poor run of results. Were at home taking on Leiston St Margarets Ladies. Sarah Cooper with a goal for the visitors, AFC Kesgrave though scoring twice to win a close match 2-1, Lottie Aldous on the scoresheet netting a penalty.