The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Twelve
Into December, The Tuesday Round-Up has reached Edition Twelve of the season, in the next few paragraphs, (well more than a few) we’ll round up all of the weekends action across the East from the final Sunday in November. The weather once again playing it’s part putting pay to a few fixtures with one more getting abandoned during play as conditions worsened, a windy day across the region, certainly affected the play at the match I travelled along to watch.
A mixture of league and cup football across the region, from the FAWPL League Cup and Plate 2nd round, ERWFL League Cup 3rd round whilst in Norfolk it was catch up in the League Cup with all but 1 fixture getting beaten by the weather last time out. Cup football from Essex and Cambridgeshire too. For those in league action there was a chance to move up the table move above their rivals that weren’t in league action. Plenty to bring you so let’s plunge into the action.
FAWPL Southern Division
New leaders at the top of the FAWPL Southern Division going into December as Charlton Athletic Women lift themselves from 3rd to 1st. Had moved to within a point of 2nd placed Cardiff City Ladies and 2 behind leaders Brighton following a 2-1 win against Queens Park Rangers Ladies the weekend before, not with Cardiff not playing this Sunday and Brighton involved in the FAWPL League Cup, Charlton took full advantage their opponents once again Queens Park Rangers the away fixture this time around, the same result for Charlton a 2-1 win, Amy Howlett giving the visitors the lead after just 4 minutes, Kit Graham made it 2 on 22. Emma Whitter pulled a goal back for Queens Park Rangers with 10 minutes left to play, Charlton held on for the win the 3 points lifting them to the top of the table.
In the other FAWPL Southern Division league match taking place this Sunday it was a long trip to the South West for West Ham United Ladies as they took on the divisions bottom side Plymouth Argyle Ladies. Came home with the 3 points, Aysha Bentick scoring 2 goals on her debut for West Ham United. Left it late though her 2nd goal coming deep in injury time, giving West Ham United the 3 points to lift them away from the 3 sides below them at the bottom of the table.
FAWPL League Cup
Brighton & Hove Albion WFC having just regained the lead at the top of the FAWPL Southern Division, couldn’t worry about Charlton Athletic Women taking over top spot, they were in action in the 2nd Round of the FAWPL League Cup vying for a place in the quarter finals, were at home to FAWPL South West Division One side, Chichester City Ladies. Was a convincing win against their lower league opponents winning the match 6-0, Charley Boswell opening the scoring in the 1st half with Charlotte Gurr and Kate Natkiel both scoring a goal each to make it 3-0 at the break, Both Gurr and Natkiel scored again 2nd half with substitute Amy Taylor also bagging herself a goal.
In the other FAWPL League Cup tie featuring sides playing in the East, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies scored 5 goals for the 2nd cup match in a row following on from their 5-3 midweek away win against Gillingham FC Ladies in the Ryman Women’s Cup quarter finals. Were on the road again this Sunday, playing fellow FAWPL Southern Division side C&K Basildon Ladies. Katie O’Leary opened the scoring for Tottenham but they were soon pegged back to 1-1 Nicola Dunsdon scoring for Basildon. Wendy Martin put Tottenham ahead again with O’Leary scoring 2 more to complete her hat-trick before Basildon pulled one back through Karissa Rodney. Lucy Loomes netted for her 2nd successive match since joining Tottenham to make it 5-2 as they booked their place in the quarter finals. The match between Old Actonians Ladies and Swindon Town Ladies was postponed.
FAWPL League Plate
The 2nd round of the FAWPL League Plate this weekend too. Gillingham FC Ladies lost out to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies in midweek losing 5-3 in an exciting match. Were on the road down to the south coast to play Lewes Ladies and came out on top of another 5-3 scoreline this time around to reach the quarter finals of the competition. Paige Baker Carroll giving Gillingham the lead, then Katie Hardaker scoring her 1st goal for the club putting them 2 up, Lewes Ladies, Kirstie Spice pulled a goal back 10 minutes before half-time. Lewes scored again in the 2nd half the goal from Natasha Wells ending 2-2 after normal play the game went into extra-time, Baker Carroll on target again to give Gillingham the lead, was short lived as Danielle Lane make it 3-3, Another 1st time scorer for Gillingham, Georgia Reece gave them the lead again then Baker-Carroll was put through on goal to complete her hat-trick and see Gillingham through with a 5-3 result.
Norwich City Ladies from the FAWPL South East Division One welcomed their counterparts from the South West Division One to Plantation Park for a 12pm kick off, the visitors proving clinical in front of goal winning the tie 7-2, Marcia Garcia scoring 4 of their goals, with 2 more scored by Leanne Lapham, 1 scored by Victoria Foxwell. Natasha Snelling with a goal in either half for Norwich. FAWPL South East Division One leaders went out of the league plate beaten at home by higher division opponents Coventry United Ladies, Libby Piggott scoring in the 1st 10 minutes with Helen Dermody adding a 2nd goal in the 2nd half to win the match 2-0. Another postponement saw the game between Denham United Ladies and Enfield Town Ladies called off.
FAWPL South East Division One
With Crystal Palace Ladies and Gillingham FC Ladies in cup action this Sunday and Luton Town Ladies not playing, Milton Keynes Dons Ladies had an opportunity to push up the table, move above Gillingham into 3rd spot now a point behind Luton Town in 2nd following a 3-1 home win against bottom side Bedford Ladies, Leah Cudone scoring twice, with Sophie Watson also on target. Rebecca Vass with the strike for Bedford Ladies.
Cambridge United WFC’s red hot streak of form continues are unbeaten now in 6, racking up another 3 points this Sunday in convincing fashion, on the road playing Ipswich Town Ladies, have a high calibre striker in their ranks Welsh international Sarah Wiltshire, got herself on the score sheet 3 times netting her 1st hat-trick for the club, Laura Mills added 2 more goals to the tally, Faith Hewitt also on target with Liz Pamplin coming off the bench to get herself a goal in a 7-1 win, Aimee Harrison scoring Ipswich Town’s goal. The win puts Cambridge United right on the tail of the leading pack although they have played more matches than any other side in the division.
Eastern Regional Leagues
Just the one match taking place in the ERWFL Premier Division this weekend with other sides involved in the League Cup. 3rd placed, AFC Sudbury were at home playing AFC Dunstable Ladies and closed the gap on 2nd placed Billericay Town Ladies to 4 points with 2 games in hand following a 1-0 win, Charlotte Churchman scoring the winning goal.
Just the one match took place in the ERWFL Division One East, a Suffolk derby with Long Melford Ladies hosting Bury Town Ladies. Long Melford climb off the bottom of the table earning their 2nd point of the season in a 1-1 draw, Megan Partridge scoring their goal.
Just the one match took place in the ERWFL Division One west also, but this was because the other 2 fell victim to the weather, water logged pitches both. Leaders Hutton Ladies were at home playing 2nd bottom Hoddesdon Owls and for the 2nd successive week drew this time 0-0 the result moving them 4 points clear at the top.
Everyone else in the ERWFL it was the League Cup, haven’t gotten this page up on the website yet because I wasn’t sure of the formatting of the competition this season, or whether there was going to be a Plate competition as well. Will update soon as the League Cup enters the 3rd Round sides vying for a place in the quarter finals. 4 ties were taking place this Sunday all of them being played in Essex with 6 of the 8 sides from the county. Was an all Essex clash at The Len Forge Centre with Premier Division side Brentwood Town Ladies hosting Division One East joint leaders Silver End United, it was the lower division side who advance, winning the game 2-1. Lynsey Bowman and Rebecca Hollocks on target. Chelcee Grimes with Brentwood Town’s goal.
As Silver End United Ladies progress in the competition their rivals for the title in ERWFL Division One joint leaders Writtle Ladies bow out, were unbeaten with a 100% record before today’s match, so too though were their opponents leaders of the Premier Division, Stevenage Ladies. The higher league side from Hertfordshire coming away with the win Hannah Marshall and Donna McGuigan with 2 goals each and a goal from Nicole Perschky sealing a 5-1 win. Abigail Fry scoring for Writtle. Another ERWFL Division One East side bowing out of the competition to higher league opposition are Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies as they were beaten at home 3-0 by Haringey Borough Women, Zhane Amoaten scoring all 3 goals.
Another all Essex and all Premier Division tie was between Billericay Town Ladies and Colchester Town Ladies and something of a surprise result as Colchester Town advance to the quarter finals beating the team riding high in 2nd spot in the Premier Division 2-0 on their own patch. Paige Wakefield and Georgia Box on target.
Was a wash out in the Norfolk Women’s League Cup 2nd Round last weekend with only one tie surviving the weather and that one being played in Suffolk. Two more didn’t make it this weekend and will try again next, however 5 ties did manage to take place and their were plenty of goals scored amongst them. 15-0 to Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies at home the Division Two high flyers taking on Division One bottom side Mulbarton Belles who were short handed on the field with just 10. Selina Rowland scored 5 of the goals for Kirkley & Pakefield, Jody Wells and Nikki Wigg got 4 goals each with Gemma Farman and Sophie Martin also getting on the score sheet.
Division Two v Division One too as Red Rose Ladies hosted Thorpe United Ladies, 10 goals scored in this match, Thorpe United helping themselves to twice as many as Red Rose however as they went on to win 7-3. Kimberly Broom scoring 4 times and a hat-trick from Rebekah Lake for Thorpe United. Stacey High and Stacey and Vicky Lubbock with the 3 goals for Red Rose. 9 goals scored in the match between Division Three side Cromer Town Ladies and Division One title contenders Aylsham FC Ladies, all 9 of the goals going the way of higher division side, reversed the fixture switched to Aylsham, Keira Squires scoring a hat-trick was out done by Abbie Charlton who netted 4 goals, with one each for Alicia Lacey and Sarah Thompson.
Back up to 10 goals scored in the next time, although 8 of these were scored by Division One side Lynn Ladies as they travelled to play Division Two side Sprowston Ladies, Josie Turner and Shelley Woods scoring a hat-trick with the other 2 goals coming from Lisa Wilson to see Lynn Ladies into the next round. One more 2nd round tie to bring you from the League Cup just the 6 goals in this one, an all Division Two clash with Bungay Town Ladies Reserves hosting Bohemians Ladies. Nicola Hazell scored a hat-trick with a goal a piece for Paige Baker and Lauren Purling as they won the match 5-1 to advance to the next round.
Was one league match taking place this weekend, a local derby in Division Three, with Toftwood Ladies taking on Dereham Town Ladies both with a bit of form going into the match walking distance from each other. The match finished all square 2-2 a pint a piece, lifted Dereham Town off the bottom whilst Toftwood stay 3rd. Lydia Hooper and Katie Hart with Toftwood’s goals.
The featured match on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog this Sunday comes from the Suffolk Women’s Division. A top of the table clash with 3rd placed Copleston Ladies hosting leaders Brantham Athletic Ladies. Not many teams in the Division just 7, but these 2 will be amongst those contesting for honours at the top. The venue Copleston High School in Ipswich, was a windy blustery afternoon would affect the football played by both sides. The visitors took the lead halfway through the 1st half with Brantham’s Kirsten Hutchings fouled as she broke inside the box by Copleston keeper Daisy Hodgson, Lucy Dunnett the Brantham captain stepped up and buried the penalty. Copleston fought back got into the match. Jade Horne smashing the ball into the back of the net from a corner to level the scores at the break. Brantham had the ever increasing wind at their back 2nd half and it was Dunnett who scored the winner the ball at her feet in front of the centre circle took on the strike sending the ball flying over Hodgson and into the back of the net 2-1 the final score. For all of the match action click on the link below to take you to the full report.
Keeping pace with Brantham Athletic at the top of the table are East Bergholt United Ladies level on points both now on 15 with 5 wins and 1 defeat. Were at home to Bacton United Ladies. A single strike from Jessica Oxlade enough to give East Bergholt the 3 points. In the other match in the Suffolk Women’s Division it was a battle of the bottom sides both new to the league this season Ipswich Phoenix Ladies and Leiston St Margarets Ladies both with out a single point on the board before today, it’s Leiston St Margarets who were celebrating Sunday evening winning the game 3-0 the away victory giving them their ever league points.
The quarter finals of the Women’s League Cup taking place this weekend gave Cambridge University Women an opportunity to climb above Cambridge United WFC Reserves at the top of the Women’s Premiership. The 2nd placed side were at home playing ICA Sports Ladies. Were held to a 4-4 draw, Amanda Wainwright scoring a hat-trick with one more from Hayley Stewart, the point sees them move level on points with Cambridge at the top. The point for ICA Sports sees them back up into 3rd spot 2 goals each for Claire Knibbs and Rhian Leonard.
Holders Huntingdon Town Ladies had already booked their place in the semi-finals of the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup last weekend, this weekend they are joined by Cambridge United WFC Reserves and Fulbourn Bluebirds. The latter were at home to fellow Premiership side Newmarket Town Ladies won the match 3-1 to advance to the semi-finals Krissie Taylor scoring twice. Cambridge United WFC Reserves were at home playing Championship North side Wisbech Town Ladies, Monique Christian, Sarah Mosley and Gemma Clark scoring in a 3-2 win. The last quarter final between Bar Hill Ladies and Cambridge City Ladies was called off.
In the Women’s Championship North, Wisbech St Marys Ladies move back to the top of the table following a 5-1 away victory against Hungate Rovers Ladies. A hat-trick from Toni Lewis backed up with a brace from Jeorgia Carr moving them above Bourne Ladies on goal difference at the top. Chantelle Abraham with the goal for Hungate Rovers. Another climber in the division is Swineshead Institute Ladies moving up from 7th to 4th spot following a 3-0 win at Stamford Ladies who themselves drop down to 7th. Leah Ardrow, Megan Ganderson and Chloe Gray with the goals.
In the Women’s Championship South, St Ives Town Ladies pulled clear at the top of the table after the match between 2nd and 3rd placed Park Ladies and Milton Ladies was abandoned due to the weather conditions. St Ives Town were hosting 2nd bottom Little Paxton Ladies still in search of their 1st league points of the season, are still searching after St Ives Town beat them 6-1, Georgia Rebane hitting the back of the goal 4 times with a goal each for Molly Berryman and Georgia Stancombe. Riverside Rovers Reserves consolidate 4th spot are looking at the teams above now following a 4-1 home win against Comberton Ladies, Roneta Maroosafte scoring 2, Diana Olahova and Jessica Hill also getting themselves a goal. In the final match in the division bottom side Cambridge rangers were at home scored 4 goals but still didn’t get anything from the game as they lost 6-4 to Isleham United Ladies, Shona Kelly and Laura Todd both netting a brace for the visitors Vicky Beeton and Michelle Pearson with their other strikes.
In Essex both 2nd and 3rd placed Hullbridge Sports Ladies and Eastern Avenue, close the gap on Premier Division leaders Chelmsford City Ladies following victories this weekend. Hullbridge Sports Ladies were at home to Runwell Hospital Ladies a convincing win beating their rivals 5-0, Danni Dorrington scoring 2, with a goal each from, Broghan Kelly, Drew Allen and Christina Fragnito. Eastern Avenue were on the road away to Lawford Ladies won the match 3-1, Courtney Lowther on target twice with the other goal scored by Katie Peers to keep them level on points with Hullbridge Sports.
In Division One, Chelmsford City Reserves close the gap to leaders Harlow Ladies to 5 points in 2nd place following an 8-0 away win against Southend Town Ladies, Tara Britton scoring 5 times, Tyler Christou scored a brace with the other goal scored by Shannon Tranter her 1st goal for the club. Alredford Colne Rangers move up from 4th into 3rd after beating Hullbridge Sports Ladies Reserves 3-1 at home.
Elsewhere in Essex it was the 1st Round of the Women’s League Cup, 2 ties the 1st a real mismatch with Premier Division leaders Chelmsford City Ladies away to Waltham Forest Ladies bottom of Division One. A big win for Chelmsford City 26-0, Lisa Overall, Ashleigh Harding and Shannon Hughes the pick of the goal scorers with 4 a piece. An all Division One meeting in the other tie Wickford Town Ladies away to Valley Green, went 1-0 down before salvaging it late on to win 2-1 in the dying moments of the match.
A little more cup action to bring you and another cup competition I need to swot up on as Division One leaders Harlow Ladies were in action in the Tiptree & District Charity Cup a quarter final match against Premier Division side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Harlow Ladies advance in the competition winning the match 3-0 the goal scored by Victoria Hill and 2 from Nene McInerney. As and when I find out more about this competition will be sure to update the website.
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
Was the 2nd Round of the Women’s League Cup in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire too this Sunday 4 ties to bring you, several goals to bring you too. Starting with an 8 goal encounter between Sharnbrook WFC and Hertford Town Ladies. It was the away side who came away with the win to advance to the next round beating Sharnbrook 5-3. No banana skin for Division One side Letchworth Garden City Eagles as they welcomed Division Two leaders Houghton Athletic Ladies to their home ground, Emily Jamieson, Alyce Williams and Jade Finch scoring the goals to see them progress winning 3-1, Houghton Athletic’s goal from Charlotte Fossey.
Division Three high flyers Hitchin Belles were at home to fellow Division Three side Bedwell Rangers, Emily Field, Shannon Page and Charlotte Peters were all on target for Hitchin Belles an own goal sealing a 4-1 win. Bedwell Rangers scoring through Hannah Manton. In the other 2nd round tie it went all the way to penalties between Woburn Lionesses and Watton Ladies the all Division Two clash ending 3-3 after extra time. Watton Ladies went on to win the penalty shootout 5-4.
A few league matches took place in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire also one in each division. A big one for Harvesters FC in Division One too as they move back to the top of the table taking on another potential title candidate Bishops Stortford Ladies at home. Won the match 2-1 Ellie Lovelock and Hannah Kelly with the 1st half strikes, enough to claim the 3 points. Elle Georgiou on target for Bishops Stortford Ladies.
In Division Two, Hitchin Town Ladies move up to 4th spot in the table following a 4-1 home win against bottom side Royston Town Ladies Reserves, Emma Chaffey with a hat-trick along with a goal from Bethany Page. Amy Semple with the Royston Town goal.
Battle of the bottom clubs in Division Three with new side Shefford Town and Campton Ladies still looking for their 1st point of the season travelling to fellow newbies Hatfield Town Ladies, who had gathered just the singe lead point themselves to date. The shares were spoiled both sides getting a point, Shefford Town and Campton getting that 0 out of the final column.
Although I didn’t say it for every single side in this edition of The Tuesday Round-Up I’m sure the weather affected alot of matches one way of another if the wind in Suffolk was anything to go by. Still the weather usually has plenty to say this time of year, roll on April.. or May. As usual the league tables and results pages have been updated, little bit to do in the cup competitions page will be on it later in the week. Thanks for reading Edition Twelve of The Tuesday Round-Up, next ones Thirteen, I won’t skip it, back again next week.