The Tuesday Round-Up Edition Two
Time for the Tuesday Round-Up the 2nd Edition after last weeks opener a round up of all the women’s football in the East of England and once again there was plenty of it across the FAWPL, ERWFL, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Beds & Herts (Suffolk had the weekend off). Action from 2nd Round Qualifying of the FA Women’s Cup too, so lots to bring you.
FA Women’s Cup
Starting with the FA Women’s Cup the focus on the sides competing from the East of England in 2nd Round Qualifying 16 teams in all across 11 ties all vying for a place in 3rd Round Qualifying where the sides from FAWPL Division One enter the competition. One of the 2nd Round Qualifying ties was the featured match on the Supporting Women’s Football blog as I travelled over to Northamptonshire to watch Norfolk Division One side Wymondham Town Ladies take on Moulton Ladies newly promoted to the regional set up. Always an intriguing prospect when two sides from different counties meet as the level of play can vary greatly. On the day despite creating a few half chances Moulton Ladies found Wymondham Town too strong on the day as the visitors scored 2 quick fire goals on the half hour mark to take control of the tie through captain Rachel Cossey and Amber Cantwell. Laura Wiseman added a 3rd goal early in the 2nd half which Wymondham Town dominated to go on to win 0-3 click on the link below to take you to the full match report
Was also another highly convincing win for the only other Norfolk side in the competition at this stage ERWFL Premier Division side Acle United Ladies running out 11-1 winners at home to Cambridgeshire Premiership side Newmarket Town Ladies with player coach Joanne Hooper scoring 4 along with Kelly Gray and Rose Glendinning who both scored hat-tricks, Luka Goodfield with the other goal. Riverside Ladies newly promoted to the East Midlands Regional set up were at home to Daventry Town Ladies won the game 4-2. It was a trip to Northamtonshire too for Beds & Herts Division One side Sandy Ladies taking on Kettering Town Ladies they were beaten 5-0 to exit the competition.
Staying in Northamptonshire it took extra time for ERWFL Premier Division side Gt Shelford Ladies to see off a spirited Northampton Town Ladies side who were leading 1-0 going into the closing minutes of normal time before Gt Shelford pulled the scores level to force extra time before then going on to score the winner in the extra period the goals from Rachael Pearce and Natalie Shenton. An all Essex tie saw ERWFL Premier Division one side Colchester Town Ladies beat new entrants to the competition Silver End Ladies now promoted to the league below 5-0 with braces for both Georgia Box and Chelsea Forde with Alexandra Brewis-Shephard also getting on the scoresheet.
Sawbridgeworth Town WFC beat AFC Sudbury by 1 goal to nil to seal their place in the next round Katherine Foy with the goal in the 1st half. Bury Town Ladies were beaten 1-5 at home to Gt Wakering Rovers Ladies the goal scorers for the ERWFL Premier Division side, Georgia Holdaway x2, Rebecca Dalgarno, Natalie Woodhouse and Helen Clifford. Stevenage Ladies are out of the competition after being beaten 2-0 away to Leyton Orient WFC. Same for Colney Heath Ladies as they went down 4-2 away to Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies. In the last tie featuring 2 sides from the East Royston Town Ladies were beaten 2-0 at home to Haringey Borough Women.
The draw for 3rd Round Qualifying has been made and all fixtures featuring clubs in the East are listed on the Cup Competitions page just click on the appropriate link.
FAWPL Southern Division
A little while yet before the sides from the FAWPL Southern Division enter the FA Women’s Cup. Right now the focus is on the league and early leaders Brighton & Hove Albion WFC are very focused indeed racking up their 5th win out of 6 played to remain unbeaten. Their defence was breached for the 1st time this season however as visitors C&K Basildon Ladies opened the scoring in the 8th minute Zoe Rushen with the goal. It was in the end to be a consolation as the home side went on to win the match 6-1 with six individual scorers, Charlotte Gurr, Kate Natkiel, Kirsty Barton, Jay Blackie, Deanna Cooper and Amy Taylor. Moving into 2nd place are Charlton Athletic Women still unbeaten themselves have won the last 4 in a row this one impressive as they travelled to Portsmouth Ladies and came home with the 3pts after a 4-1 win Gemma Shepherd and Kit Graham scoring in the 1st half, Jenny Newman and Samantha Pittock wth a goal a piece 2nd half, Lucy Quinn scoring an injury time consolation for Portsmouth who drop to 4th losing their unbeaten start.
Moving level on points with Portsmouth into 5th place in the table are Tottenham Hotspur Ladies after a comfortable 5-0 win away to Forest Green Rovers Ladies the goals in the 2nd half coming from Avilla Bergin & Kate O’Leary both with 2 the 5th from Leah Rawle. Coventry United Ladies also won 5-0 at home to Lewes Ladies to climb into 6th place with games in hand early on, Marie Gauntlett and Annebel Johnson giving them a 2 goal lead within the 1st 10 minutes before scoring 3 more times after half time through Jade Brook and a brace from Helen Dermody. A side still desperately in search of a win Queens park Rangers Ladies remain rooted to the bottom of the table losing for the 6th time in a row at home to Plymouth Argyle Ladies as they went down 2-1 the victory the 1st for Plymouth this season after 5 attempts a close fough match with Plymouth scoring on 15 minutes through Mollie Taylor, the visitors were reduced to 10 after Natalie Volpini was sent off 10 minutes later, QPR fought back to make it 1-1 on 70 minutes with Joanne Wilson netting the goal only to suffer defeat in injury time as Taylor netted the winning goal to seal the points.
FAWPL South East Division One
Crystal Palace Ladies continue to be an unstoppable force at the start of the season making it 6 wins out of 6 as they beat Enfield Town Ladies 1-0 on Sunday to maintain their 100% record Abigail Igbovboa with the goal. Was a battle of 2nd versus 3rd as Luton Town Ladies travelled to Newport Pagnell to play Milton Keynes Dons Ladies the match finishing 1-1 sees Luton remain unbeaten, new signing Natasha Fensome with their goal, Sophie Watson netting for Milton Keynes. That draw saw Gillingham FC Ladies capitalise and move into 3rd place in the table after a 3-0 away win at Old Actonians Ladies, the goalscorers Shannon Redhouse, Rachel Ahern and Kallie Balfour.
Norwich City Ladies finally added to their opening day victory to climb into the top half of the table after 3 straight defeats the opponents the same a the opening day away Cambridge United Ladies the scoreline the same too 3-1. Ebony Wiseman scoring in the opening minutes before Anna Larkins doubled the lead on 20 minutes, a few knocks in the match Norwich City goalkeeper Fiona Coombes taking blow had to come off after 35. Wiseman added a 3rd in the 2nd half, Laura Mills netted for Cambridge who drop to bottom still in search of their 1st league win of the season. In the other 2 matches Ipswich Town Ladies v Denham United Ladies and Lowestoft Town Ladies v Bedford Ladies both finished 0-0.
With most of the ERWFL Premier Divison sides in FA Women’s Cup action this Sunday early leaders Billericay Town Ladies had the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table and made the most of it scoring 5 without reply against AFC Dunstable Ladies braces from Lucy Wyatt and Paris Smith, Marie Baker also netting. Brentwood Town Ladies were awarded a home win over Leverstock Green Ladies.
In Division One East, Writtle Ladies made it 3 wins out of 3 to stay clear at the top travelling to West Billericay Ladies coming out the better of a high scoring match winning 3-5 Abigail Fry x2, Amy Simmons, Courtney Clark and Charlotte walker on as a sub scoring. Emma Mackie and a Katy Judd brace for West Billericay. Ipswich Wanderers Ladies are 2nd on 6 points Kirstie Turner scoring twice as they beat Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies 2-1 Danielles Styles with the visitors goal.
In Division One West their are new leaders with Stevenage Ladies Reserves beating Offley & Stopsley Ladies 5-3 the goals from Alexandria Moir x2, Chloe Rouse, Sarah Payne and Bernice Corney. In the other match in the league it was a 1-0 for Hoddesdon Owls over Hutton Ladies Daniela Martucci with the 57th minute winner.
In Norfolk Women’s Division One Thorpe United Ladies and Aylsham FC Ladies are setting the early pace both with 3 wins out of 3 at the start of the season. Thorpe travelled to newly promoted Lynn Ladies on Sunday can away with a 3-0 win all 3 goals scored by new signing Sharnie Boast. Aylsham FC Ladies were involved in another high scoring match 8 goals shared again opponents can score against them but they can’t keep their attackers out as they beat Fakenham Town Ladies 6-2 away from home. Leanne Woodward and Abbie Charlton with 2 each Emma Gillespie and Alicia Lacey also scoring. Fakenham’s goalscorers Nina Batchelor and Becky Hills. A local derby between Long Stratton Ladies and Mulbarton Belles ended 3-1 with Charlotte Head scoring twice Holly Burley adding the 3rd.
In Division Two Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies maintain their excellent 100% winning start with a 3rd win this one their biggest to date 10-0 at home to Bungay Town Ladies Reserves. Keeping pace if not as many goals are North Walsham Angles Ladies who too have a 100% win record at the start of the season this Sunday 2-1 away winners over Sprowston Ladies. Red Rose Ladies got back on the winning trail to stay in 3rd place travelling to Stalham Town Ladies and keeping a clean sheet coming away 3-0 winners their goals from Lauren Hems, Sophie Tipper and Vicky Lubbock.
In Division Three, Gorleston FC Ladies are in frightening form 2 wins out of 2, 25! Goals scored 13-0 last weekend were making their home debut this against Toftwood Ladies scored 12 times without reply. Aren’t without competition on the goal scoring front have Harleston Town Ladies keeping pace in 2nd win 2 wins out of 2 9-0 last weekend it was 13-0 this Lacey Andrews with 7 of the goals as they beat Sprowston Ladies Reaerves at home. A solid start to the season for Freethorpe Ladies too unbeaten after 3 sucessive draws this Sunday a 1-1 at home to new side Cromer Town Ladies.
A battle of the top 2 in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership ended 0-0 between rivals Cambridge City Ladies and Cambridge United WFC Reserves after 3 matches played both are still unbeaten on 5 points a piece. In the only other match in the league Fulbourn Bluebirds got their league season under way at home to ICA Sports Ladies the points were shared the match ending 1-1, Sharon Pinner for Fulbourn, Natasha Applegate scoring for ICA Sports.
In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Ch’ship North Swineshead Institute Ladies were making their debut the new side leaping to the top of the pile crashing 15 goals past Tydd St Marys Ladies. Not sure a good debut in the league for fellow new side Hungate Rovers Ladies as they lost 1-8 to Bourne Ladies who move into 3rd spot behind Stamford Ladies. A 7 goal thriller between Wisbech Town Ladies and March Town United Ladies saw the visitors nick it 3-4 to get their 1st win of the season.
In the Ch’ship South Park Ladies couldn’t build on their opening day win despite scoring 3 goals away to Milton Ladies they conceded double to lose 6-3 Kirsty Lemon-Sparks netting 4 goals with 2 for Daniella Briggs. Amy Newell with 2 and Erin Powell with the goals for Park Ladies. 6 goals were scored by Isleham United Ladies to at home to Cambridge Rangers, Danielle Youngs and Laura McAllister with 2 a piece, Laura Todd and Shona Kelly with a goal each the final score 6-1.
In the Essex Women’s Premier Division Runwell Hospital Ladies made it 2 wins out of 2 to stay on top of the table with a convincing 6-0 at home against Walden Ladies. Keeping up the pace are Chelmsford City Ladies who also have 2 out 2 victories 3-1 winners over Collier Row Tigers on Sunday. Also with an unbeaten opening are Hutton Ladies Reserves following up an opening day draw with a 4-3 home win over Lawford Ladies. In the other match it was a battle between Eastern Avenue and Hullbridge Sports Ladies 1st and 2nd in the Division One table last season Eastern Avenue won this Sundays clash 2-1.
Onto Division One, Harlow Ladies scored 8 goals for the 2nd successive game to start the season in impressive style 8-0 away to Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies Reserves. Making it 2 wins out of 2 at the start of the season are 2nd place Wickford Town Ladies, Rosie Claxton scoring a hat-trick as they beat Hullbridge Sports Ladies 4-0 at home. 3rd place also with 2 wins to start their season are debutants Alresford Colne Rangers another high scoring match scored 6 for the 2nd match running this time at home to Leigh Athletic who hit 3 in reply. Chigwell Ladies were making their debut in the league having seen their opening match postponed last weekend scored 5 times but it wasn’t enough as visitors Chelmsford City Ladie Reserves scored 6 times in reply to take the 3 points. In the other match Southend Town Ladies got their 1st to move up to 4th in the table 2-0 at home to Valley Green.
Beds & Herts
The 2nd weekend of action in the Beds & Herts Women’s Leagues. Early days in Division One Harvesters FC Ladies and Hertford Town Ladies were both in action giving them a chance to build on their opening day victories both took full advantage. Harvesters away to Flitwick Ladies followed up their 10-0 win last Sunday with an 8-0 win this Katherine Hutton netting 4 times in the 1st half Hannah Kelly with a goal too to make it 5-0 at half time Ellie Lovelock added a brace with Shavani Bedi scoring the 8th goal. Hertford Town Ladies were 6-0 away winners at Toddington Rovers Ladies, Laveena Betts, Kerry Oldham (both x2) Lisa Kline and Becky Shaepherd with the goals.
In Division Two Hitchin Town Ladies and Houghton Athletic Ladies both make it 2 wins out of 2. Hitchin Town Ladies away to AFC Kempston Rovers Ladies winning 2-3 with 2nd half goals from Chanel Sheriff-Geary, Ellie Fursland and Nadia Child. Houghton Athletic were away to new side Royston Town Ladies Reserves won the match 4-1 Ciara Craig hitting 2 goals team mates Errin Davie and Shakeela Hussain with the other goals. In the other match in the division Sharnbrook WFC moved into 3rd spot beating Woburn Lionesses at home 8-2, Emma Butler hitting a hat-trick, with Emily Clark x2, Victoria Corp, Helen Spalding, Chantelle Harris and Claire Smith also in on the goal scoring action.
3 sides made it 2 wins out of 2 in Division Three with Hitchin Belles top of the table beating Welwyn Garden City Ladies on the road, Shannon Page with a hat-trick, Charis Wakefield and Emily Field on the score sheet too. Marie Dennehy with the goal for Welwyn Garden City. Crawley Green Ladies hit new side Hatfield Town Ladies for 8 on their debut in the league winning 8-0. In 3rd place Icknield Ladies also scored 8 away from home in a high scoring match against Kings Langley Ladies who found the net 4 times themselves through Rachael Lee x2, Sophie Jackson and Phoebe Henderson-Barnes, not enough with Icknield scoring 8 Cyeanna Eaton and Zoe Molloy both helping themselves to hat-tricks, Jodie Molloy and Gemma Kenealy with a goal each. Hannah Manton hit a 1st half hat-trick for Bedwell Rangers as they beat Shefford Town & Campton Ladies 6-0. Ailish Beadle scoring to make it 4-0 at half-time before Leah Tomlin waded in with a brace to make the final score 6-0.
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