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The Tuesday Round-Up

The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Eleven

 Welcome to Edition Eleven of The Tuesday Round-Up. Well into the season and it had to happen sooner or later the weather was going to start playing havoc with the weekend fixture list with nearly half of the scheduled matches across the East getting postponed. With a few of those being cup matches to it will see the fixture lists getting readjusted as cup fixtures take priority over league matches. More than half the fixtures did survive the weather and where they did there was plenty of action and drama as leagues really start to take shape as we head deep into November. In one league alone there are now 4 sides ties on the same points at the top of the table, but you’ll have to wait till the very end of The Tuesday Round-Up to find out who. Into the weekends action.

FAWPL Southern Division

Leaders Cardiff City Ladies weren’t in action this Sunday due to international call ups, this gave the side they had replaced at the top Brighton & Hove Albion WFC a chance to reclaim the lead themselves at home against West Ham United Ladies. A single goal was enough for them to claim the points and return to the top of the table with Jay Blackie scoring in the 74th minute. 

  It was a special day for 3rd placed Charlton Athletic WFC as they were playing this Sunday’s FAWPL Southern Division fixture against Queens Park Rangers Ladies at The Valley. Having not been in league action since the 1st weekend in November were after the 3 points to close the gap between themselves and Brighton and Cardiff at the top. Kit Graham opened the scoring for the home side 3 minutes before half time, then 3 minutes into the 2nd half Charley Clifford doubled their advantage. Queen Park Rangers pulled one back with 15 minutes to played Danielle Puddefoot curling a free kick into the back of the net to set up a tense finish, Charlton held on however to win the match and take the 3 points now just a point of 2nd placed Cardiff, 2 behind leaders Brighton.

Coventry United Ladies climb up into 4th place in the table following a 4-0 away win at Lewes Ladies at the weekend. Ashleigh Neville scoring on 11 minutes for the visitors, Natasha Lynch scoring on 36 to give Coventry United Ladies a 2-0 half-time lead. Helen Dermody was on target 12 minutes into the 2nd half with Lynch adding her 2nd and Coventry’s 4th goal 10 minutes from time, still have games in hand on all the sides above them. In the other match in the FAWPL Southern Division Portsmouth Ladies travelled to Cheshunt to face Tottenham Hotspur Ladies, returned to the south coast with all 3 points winning the game 4-0 with a brace each by Ini Umotong and Lucy Quinn, Portsmouth goalkeeper Courtney Trodd also saving a penalty during the match.

 FAWPL South East Division One

 All 12 sides in the FAWPL South East Division One were scheduled to be in action this Sunday however the inclement weather put pay to 3 of the 6 matches, one of those featuring runaway leaders Crystal Palace Ladies. Meant 2nd placed Luton Town Ladies had a chance to close the gap at the top, were at home to 4th placed Milton Keynes Dons Ladies who were in need of the 3 points themselves if they wanted to close the gap on the teams above them. Natasha Fensome finding the back of the net for Luton Town Ladies, it wasn’t enough however with Leah Cudone and Samantha Gillings scoring for Milton Keynes Dons Ladies to secure a 2-1 win close the gap to Luton to 4 points, have 2 games in hand on the 2nd placed side.

 3 points won on Sunday see Denham United Ladies moving in the right direction up the table into 7th spot with others not in action. Were on the road taking on bottom side Bedford Ladies. Natalie Murray scoring 2 with Clarice Gould and Holleigh Marsh also netting goals. 

It is from the FAWPL South East Division One where the featured match on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog comes from this weekend with 3rd placed Gillingham FC Ladies who had only played 1 league match since the end of September travelling up the region to take on the in form team in the league Cambridge United WFC who had recovered from a poor start to claim 10 points from their last 4 league matches were on a run of 3 straight wins. Gillingham have seen plenty of football in that time competing in several cup competitions now they were in search of the points to close the gap on the leading pair. Was one of the best matches I have seen in the division this season and a great advert for the league. Sarah Wiltshire gave Cambridge United WFC the lead at the break lobbing the ball over the on rushing Gillingham goalkeeper Sarah Quantrill. A competitive contest both sides working really hard Gillingham pressed hard looking for an equalising goal in the 2nd half an eventually it came Paige Baker-Carroll bundling the ball over the line following a great run in space on the right from Kallie Balfour. For all of the match action click on the link below to take you to the SWF Blog.

Cambridge United WFC v Gillingham FC Ladies 22/11/15

Eastern Regional Leagues

  Stevenage Ladies are starting to open up a gap at the top of the ERWFL Premier League whilst maintaining their 100% winning start to the season now 8 wins in a row in the league the lastest coming this Sunday on the road a 3-0 at Haringey Borough Women the goals scored by Alex North, Hannah Marshall and Nicole Perschky. 

A special mention for Georgia Box who was making her 200th appearance for Colchester Town Ladies this Sunday and her side helped her celebrate it with a win beating Brentwood Town Ladies at home to climb above them into 5th spot the goals from Paige Wakefield and Kerry Stimson. 

In the other match taking place in the Premier Division, AFC Dunstable are also celebrating as they climb off the bottom of the table climbing above this weekends opponents Great Shelford Ladies beating them at home 3-1, Amber Person and Charlotte South getting the goals. Sophie Lanham with the goal for Great Shelford.

In the ERWFL Division One East, leaders Writtle Ladies and 2nd placed Silver End United Ladies are neck and neck at the top of the table both with a 100% winning start 6 wins out of 6 and both recording 3-1 home wins this Sunday. Writtle were taking on bottom side Long Melford Ladies. Abigail Fry, Amy Simmons and Sophie Vale with their 3 goals. Sherral Williamson scoring for Long Melford. 2nd bottom West Billericay Ladies were the visiting team facing Silver End United Ladies this Sunday, Lynsey Cowell opening the scoring on 3 minutes with Rebecca Hollocks adding a 2nd goal before half time, Lynsey Bowman with the 3rd in the 2nd half.

Ipwsich Wanderers Ladies move up to 3rd place in the table following a 3-2 win against Suffolk rivals Bury Town Ladies. It was the visitors who opened the scoring Helen Cryer from the penalty spot, Ispwich Wanderers equalised. Nadine Basson who has been out of the game for a long time with a serious knee injury made a welcome return to the pitch coming off the bench to make her debut for Bury Town Ladies scoring a goal to celebrate too, wasn’t enough for the visitors as Ipswich Wanderers went on to win the match 3-2 their goal scored by Kristie Turner, Tarnya McKew and Leanne Parker.

In ERWFL Division One West, Hutton Ladies stay top following a 1-1 draw away to Colney Heath Ladies. The bottom side in the division finally getting a point on the board this just their 3rd league game since the season started back in September, Annie Hickey scoring their goal. Royston Town Ladies had lost 3 league matches straight in the league finally got back to winning ways beating early pace setters Stevenage Ladies Reserves 3-0 at home to climb above them into 3rd place.


Going to be a brief summary of the women’s football in Norfolk this weekend, was hit particularly hard by the weather and postponements all round. The 2nd round of the League Cup was scheduled to take place in the end just the 1 fixture survived the weather an all Division One encounter with Brandon Town Ladies hosting Fakenham Town Ladies. The home side going 4-0 up with goals from Chloe Slater, Hazel Shephard and 2 from Tiffany Forshaw. Fakenham came back 2nd half with Nina Batchlor, Rochelle Woods and Natalie Wright scoring, the final score 4-3 to Brandon Town Ladies who advance to the quarter finals the other ties rescheduled to take place this coming Sunday.


Equally brief in Suffolk, however their were just 2 fixtures taking place as it was the semi final stage of the their League Cup competition. In the 1st semi final Brantham Athletic Ladies were at home to Bacton United Ladies. Brantham book their place in the final following a 5-2 win Lucy Dunnett and Danielle Harvey with 2 goals a piece with Charlotte Partridge also finding the back of the net.

The other semi final ended in a bit of a farce, Copleston Ladies were at home to Witnesham Wasps Ladies, Amelia Deuchars and Jade Horne scoring for Copleston, Isabel Leming and Emma Long finding the goal for Witnesham Wasps 2-2 after extra time. Penalty shoot-out right? Wrong! The referee and league chairman abandoned the game due to lack of light. A 2pm kick off for this game it has since been rescheduled to be played again on the 6th December with a 1:30pm start.


Another county hit hard with postponed fixtures was Cambridgeshire, no fixtures in the Premiership it was the 1st round of the Cambridgeshire County Cup with 5 ties due to be played the game between Fulbourn Bluebirds and Newmarket Town Ladies was postponed will be rescheduled for this coming Sunday. Bar Hill Ladies were awarded a home win against Cambridge Rangers to progress. Another Premiership side through to the next round after beating lower league opposition are ICA Sports Ladies defeating Championship North side Wisbech St Marys Ladies by 4 goals to 2 way from home. Lorna Hart with a brace the other goalscorers Tash Applegate and Louise Burgess. Jeorgia Carr with both goals for Wisbech St Marys. An all Championship tie saw Wisbech Town Ladies from the North division at home to Milton Ladies playing in the South division, and it’s Milton who advance in the competition winning the tie 3-1.

 It was a 9 goal thriller between Park Ladies and Huntingdon Town Ladies. Different competition mind a quarter final clash in the League Cup. In the end Huntingdon Town the current holders of the cup won out over their lower league opponents progressing with a 5-4 victory, Claire Radford netting twice with the other 3 goals scored by Emma Clarke, Natasha Houchen and Laura Spaxman. Park Ladies goals were scored by Kirstie Smith, Amy Newell and 2 from Sherrie-Louise Martin.


In Essex their were 2 County Cup 2nd Round fixtures taking place this Sunday following the previous weekends postponements. Was an all ERWFL Premier Division encounter with Billericay Town Ladies at home to Gt Wakering Rovers Ladies, Frances Murphy and Lucy Wyatt scoring in a 2-1 win to see Billericay Town Ladies into the quarter finals. Alos into the quarter finals are Collier Row Tigers after a 3-1 at home against Walden Ladies.

There was just the one league fixture in Essex Women’s Premier Division, but Eastern Avenue took full advantage of it winning at home against Runwell Hospital Ladies to climb into 3rd spot in the table winning the match 3-1, Mollie Rose scoring 2 with Beatriz Cordoso also scoring.

In Division One there were just the 2 fixtures taking place, runaway leaders Harlow Town Ladies were away to bottom side Waltham Forest Ladies so no surprise they made it 10 wins out of 10 to keep their 100% start. Are scoring goals for fun against everyone in the league to date and recorded their biggest result 21-0  in the league so far this Sunday. Face a sterner test at home to FAWPL Southern Divison side Charlton Athletic tonight in the Ryman Women’s Cup. Do fear for Waltham Forest Ladies a new side to the league this season been a tough start but pleasing to here from Harlow Town Ladies that the side was in good spirits will hopefully see a positive result in the near future. In the other match in Division One Wickford Town Ladies were on the road playing Southend Town Ladies, returned to 3rd place in the table after a 5-1 win.

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

Everyone continues to jockey for position at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One, Sherrardswood Ladies hold on to top spot for the 2 consecutive week following a 3-3 draw away to Bishops Stortford Ladies. Jessica Mace giving the home side a slender advantage at the break, Laure Marris pulling the scores level 10 minutes into the 2nd half. Bishops Storford went 3-1 up Inka Pearson scoring both goals, into the last 10 minutes and the visitors struck back 1st through Laura Cousins then with 3 minutes left on the clock Abby Cardall scored to make it 3-3 to share the points.

Hertford Town Ladies move up into 2nd spot in the league table a point behind Sherrardswood following a 6-2 home win against bottom side Toddington Rovers Ladies. A brace from both Lisa Kline and Becky Shephard with Donna Watts also scoring and own goal completing the final score. Toddington Rovers Ladies goals scored by Victoria Reid and Megan Palmer from the penalty spot. Missed the chance to go top themselves last weekend, this weekend Letchworth Garden City Eagles get the win to lift themselves up the table into 3rd spot following an away win at Flitwick Ladies. Alex Bush, Samantha Edgar, Tayla Murray and 2 from Emily Jamieson scoring the goals in a 5-1 win.

Just the one league fixture taking place in Division Two this Sunday with Garston Ladies FC 96 at home to 2nd bottom Evergreen Eagles. Close the gap on 2nd place Sharnbrook WFC to a single point winning the game 7-0 with a hat-trick each for Lauren Berryman and Natalie Powell, Lilly Clark also bagging herself a goal.

As far as title battle go it doesn’t get any closer than the top of the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three right now with 4 sides all level on 18 points at the top after this Sunday’s results. 2nd place Hitchin Belles weren’t in action might have expected leaders Crawley Green Ladies to extend their lead at the top after all they had a 100% win rate at the start of the season 6 wins out of 6, instead they saw their 1st defeat of the season going down 4-2 away to 4th placed Icknield Ladies who join the leading pack on 18 points . Zoe Molloy and Sophia Pidgeon with 2 goals each to seal the win. Nina Service and Jessica McNamara with a goal each for Crawley Green Ladies.

Is still 6 wins out of 6 at the start of the season for Evergreen Ladies who keep up the pace in 3rd position gave their goal difference a boost too this Sunday beating 2nd bottom Hatfield Town Ladies 13-0 at home. Samantha Jackson with 5 of the Evergreen Ladies goals, Rebecca Freeman helping herself to 4 more with a brace each for Natalie Maher and Ruth Morris. Lost out in their local derby last weekend, however this weekend Panshanger Ladies were back at home on the Moneyhole Playing Fields and got the 3 points over Bedwell Rangers to move above them in the table back into the top half, won the match 3-0 the goals not coming till the 2nd half Ellie Burke scoring from the penalty spot in the 65th minute, with Shannon Twigg doubling their lead with 10 minutes left Georgia Harvey putting the result beyond doubt in injury time scoring the 3rd. 

 On more game to bring you, Welwyn Garden City Ladies won the local derby against Panshanger Ladies last Sunday to record their 1st win of the season, couldn’t build on it however as they lost at home to Kings Langley Ladies who win just their 2nd league match of the season the final score 5-2 their goals from Amy Earthrowl, Amber Harris, Rachael Lee and 2 scored by Kimberly Nield. Claire Cranfield and Jenna Wynne scored the goals for Welwyn Garden City.

That’s it another edition of The Tuesday Round-Up complete, afraid postponements will be the feature of the day over the next few months but that’s the nature of the game. League well an truly taking shape going to be some intense battles over the coming months which will be more interesting than the weather to be sure. Results and League Tables updated throughout the site as usual. Fixture lists will be updated too in due course can’t get too far ahead this time of year so be sure to come back and check on a regular basis. Until next week thanks for reading. 

Match Report – Cambridge United WFC v Gillingham FC Ladies

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   The match action on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog this weekend features the match between Cambridge United WFC & Gillingham FC Ladies in the FAWPL South East Division One. Cambridge United WFC are the in form team in the division going into the match with 10 points gathered from their last 4 league matches winning the last 3 in a row. Come up against 3rd placed Gillingham FC Ladies who are looking for the league points themselves to close the gap on Luton Town Ladies and leaders Crystal Palace Ladies, have played plenty of cup matches of late this though is only their 2nd league game since the end of September. Played at Mildenhall Town FC turned out to be a great advert for football in the division click on the link below to take you to the match report.

Cambridge United WFC v Gillingham FC Ladies

The Tuesday Round-Up

The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Ten

  Welcome everyone to the Tenth edition of The Tuesday Round-Up bringing you all of the past weekends women’s football action from the East of England. Quite a windy affair for most on Sunday afternoon, for those fixtures that had survived the heavy rain falling the day before. A few postponements meaning another frustrated afternoon for some. A limited programme of league fixtures across all the leagues with this being a Sunday set aside for County Cup fixtures. For those in league action it was an opportunity to take advantage of their rivals cup distractions and get the points to lift them up the table. Five of the six counties that fall under the Women’s Football East banner were involved in County Cup matches this Sunday, 2nd round ties in Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Norfolk, whilst Suffolk were at the quarter finals stage. Plenty to bring you once more so let’s plunge into the action.

FA Women’s Cup

One postponed fixture from last weekend involving a side competing in FAWPL South East Division One took place this Sunday with Old Actonians Ladies playing host to Southampton Saints Ladies from the FAWPL South West Division One in 4th Round Qualifying. Carla Williams netted a hat-trick with Jessica Byrne adding a 4th goal as Old Actonians Ladies ran out 4-1 winners now have a home tie against Swindon Town Ladies n the 1st Round Proper who they will also face in the FAWPL Cup the Sunday before.

FAWPL Southern Division

Just the two fixtures being played in the FAWPL Southern Division this weekend with other sides playing in their various County Cups and the match between Plymouth Argyle Ladies & Lewes Ladies falling foul of the weather. They faced each other just two weeks ago, now in the reverse fixture Brighton & Hove Albion WFC got back to winning ways having gone 3 matches without a win took the 3 points off the side who had replaced them at the top, Cardiff City Ladies. Coming away from Wales with a 2-1 win Kate Natkiel with the 1st half strike to give Brighton the advantage at half-time Amy Taylor adding a 2nd goal. Kelly Aldridge pulling one back for Cardiff but it wasn’t enough as Brighton climb back up into 2nd spot in the table a point behind Cardiff. 

 In the other game in the FAWPL Southern Division, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies move up into 4th spot in the league table after they defeated West Ham United Ladies at home. Wendy Martin giving Tottenham Hotspur the lead midway through the 1st half, they looked to have thrown it away at the death with West Ham United Ladies, Romina Pinna scoring an equalising goal one minute into injury time. Tottenham Hotspur though still had time for one more attack and it was Martin again getting on the end of a long cross put in towards the far post heading the ball home to seal a 2-1.

FAWPL South East Division One

 Like wise in FAWPL South East Division One, just the two league fixtures taking place with another Lowestoft Town Ladies v Enfield Town Ladies getting postponed. Norwich City Ladies are the big movers in the league table climbing from 8th up into 5th spot following a 5-0 away win to bottom side Bedford Ladies. Early goals for Natasha Snelling scoring on the 5th and 14th minute with a goal from Katie Knights in between on 11 minutes to give the Norfolk side a 3-0 lead at the break, Ellen Swift and Abigail Gower adding two more goals to make it 5.

Also moving in the right direction climbing a place into the top half of the table in 6th are Cambridge United WFC following their 3rd straight league win. Were away to Denham United Ladies this Sunday, Becky Taylor opening the scoring for the visitors on 7 minutes, Emma Jenkins struck on 33 minutes to make it 2-0 at half-time. A 3rd goal came courtesy of new signing Sarah Wiltshire, the Welsh international a potent addition to the squad. Denham United pulled one goal back with 5 minutes left, Cambridge United WFC winning 3-1.

Eastern Regional Leagues

Pretty much everyone was partaking in a County Cup fixture this weekend in the ERWFL Premier Division, just the one fixture with bottom side AFC Dunstable hosting Haringey Borough Women. Couldn’t build on last weekends 1st league win, despite Amber Pearson giving them the lead at half-time Haringey Borough came back 2nd half to score twice win 2-1 to lift them back up into 4th place.

In the ERWFL Division One West, it was 1st versus 2nd as Hutton Ladies took on Stevenage Ladies Reserves. Hutton stay top after the match ended all square, 1-1. Stevenage Ladies Reserves however drop to 3rd spot as Offley & Stopsley Women move into 2nd spot following a 1-0 victory against Sawbridgeworth Town WFC.


 It was the Women’s County Cup all the way in Norfolk this Sunday the 2nd round taking place with teams vying for a place in the quarter finals of the competition. Two sides advanced without kicking a ball, Toftwood Ladies and Bohemians Ladies awarded home wins. No doubt the tie of the round was between last years beaten finalists Thorpe United and Wymondham Town Ladies who exited the FA Women’s Cup last weekend. Are out of the County Cup too a single goal enough to send Thorpe United into the quarter finals. A hue win for Red Rose Ladies the Division Two side travelling to the coast to play Cromer Town Ladies of Division Three, the final score 11-3, with Megan Skinner scoring 5, with a hat-trick each for Vicki and Sophie Lubbock. 

Aylsham FC Ladies are also through the the quarter finals after a 4-0 home win against fellow Division One side, Long Stratton Ladies, the goal scorers, Keira Squires, Leanne Woodward, Abbie Charlton and Emma Gillespie. Division One side Lynn Ladies faced a tricky tie at home to Division Three side Gorleston FC Ladies. Bethany Turner scoring twice for the visitors who finished the match with 10 players after a red card, it wasn’t enough with Lynn Ladies scoring 3 goals, all from Shelley Woods to book them a quarter final spot. 90 minutes and a further 30 minutes of extra time couldn’t bring a winner in the match between Stalham Town Ladies and Sprowston Ladies ending 0-0 the game went to penalties, Stalham Town going through after winning the shoot-out 4-3. The final 2nd round match between Mulbarton Belles and current County Cup holders Acle United Ladies was postponed until next Sunday.

The draw for the quarter finals of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup was made on Monday and the ties scheduled to be played Sun 17th January 2016 are listed below

Thorpe United Ladies v Stalham Town Ladies

Aylsham FC Ladies v Toftwood Ladies

Red Rose Ladies v Bohemians Ladies

Lynn Ladies v Mulbarton Belles or Acle United Ladies


Into Suffolk and there was just the one league fixture with Witnesham Wasps hosting Leiston St Margarets Ladies. Witnesham wasps climb back above Bacton United Ladies into 4th spot in the league table after a comprehensive 8-0 win, Emily Steward with a hat-trick plus 2 goals for Emma Long, the other goals from Caitlin Howe, Lauren Page and Alice Rampling. Leiston St Margarets continue to search for their 1st point of the season.

Elsewhere it was the quarter finals of the Suffolk Women’s County Cup, Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies were awarded a home win late on against Brantham Athletic Ladies to advance to the semi-finals. Suffolk Women’s Division One side Copleston Ladies faced daunting opponents as current holders of the County Cup Ipswich Town Ladies playing 4 leagues above them were the visitors. Ipswich Town Ladies won 12-1, the goals from Roxanne Small x4, Molly Hall, Jasmine Cox both x2, Coral Young, Amanda Crump Cassandra Craddock and Jacqueline Bell.

 It was an away trip to higher league opposition too for Suffolk Women’s Division side East Bergholt United Ladies away to Bury Town Ladies, the home side advancing to the semi-finals with a 4-0 win Laura Brame scoring a hat-trick with Gemma Carter adding the other goal. In the final quarter final fixture last season’s runners-up AFC Sudbury Ladies were at home to Ipwich Wanderers Ladies, Sophie Jeffery and Skye Ramsey on target to seal a 2-0 win to send AFC Sudbury through to the semi-final draw.


It was league action in Cambridgeshire this Sunday although there were just the 2 fixtures taking place in the Women’s Premiership. 2nd placed Cambridge University Women close the gap to a point on leaders Cambridge United WFC Reserves who saw their games against ICA Sports Ladies called off. Cambridge University were away to 2nd bottom Huntingdon Town Ladies, plenty of goals scored in the match 8 goals shared between the 2 sides Cambridge University edging it 5-3 with goals from Hayley Stewart, Maud Gibbons plue 2 from Amy Binning an own goal adding to the tally. Kellie-Ann Daniels, Laura Spaxman and Stephanie Day scoring for Huntingdon Town. Cambridge City Ladies are up to 3rd spot still unbeaten in the leagie following a 7-1 away victory at bottom side Fulbourn Bluebirds, Grace Stanley netting a hat-trick with Carla Penny adding 2 more Olivia Fraser also scoring. An own goal adding to the tally. Rachel Pearce with the consolation goal for Fulbourn Bluebirds.

New leaders in the Women’s Championship North as Bourne Ladies retake top spot of Wisbech Town Ladies. Were hosting the leaders this Sunday, a hat-trick from Tracey Duxbury-Mead with 2 more goals scored by Kimberly Fairweather helping to secure a 5-2 win. Faye Kowalesky and Sophie Gutteridge scoring for Wisbech Town Ladies who drop to 3rd place as March Town United Ladies leap up the table from 5th into 2nd after this Sunday’s result. A 4-1 win at home to Swinehead Institute Ladies. Shannon Kelly on target 3 times with Jade Pointer adding another goal. Megan Gangerson scoring for Swineshead Institute. Battle of the bottom clubs this Sunday too both without a point something had to give as new sides Hungate Rovers Ladeis and Tydd St Mary Ladies played one another. It was a 1st 3 points of the season for Hungate Rovers Ladies as they won the game 5-0, Jade Chamberlain scoring 4 of their goals with Bianca Towler adding the other.

 New leaders in the Women’s Championship South with St Ives Town Ladies now at the top of the pile following a 4-0 home win against Comberton Ladies. Two goals each for Connie Liddiard and Tierney Poore. The lead may chance although the league table don’t reflect it yet as Milton Ladies were leading 2-1 away to Little Paxton Ladies when the game was abandoned after 70 minutes due to a serious injury to a Little Paxton player. In the other match in the league Riverside Rovers Reserves do the double over bottom side Cambridge Rangers having beaten them away last weekend won the reverse fixture at home this Sunday 3-1 with goals from Jessica Blackbird, Michelle Bark and Roneta Maroosafte to lift them above Comberton Ladies into 4th spot.


 Just the one fixture in the Essex Women’s Premier Division, a chance for Chelmsford City Ladies to extend their lead at the top of the table and take points off one of the sides in the chasing pack at home to Runwell Hospital Ladies. A single strike from Charlotte Barnard enough to take the 3 points for Chelmsford City and extend their lead at the top to 7 points.

In the Essex Women’s Division One, Harlow Ladies made it 9 wins out of 9, are 5 points clear at the top of the table following another high scoring win, 7-0 on home turf to Valley Green Ladies. Harlow have a big test coming up, this coming Tuesday  (24th) but one they should relish as they host FAWPL Southern Division side Charlton Athletic Women in the Ryman Women’s Cup. Trying to catch Harlow Ladies are Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves the 2nd placed side winning again this weekend and giving their goal difference a huge boost too as they are the latest side to put the sword to bottom side Waltham Forest Ladies who continue to endure a very tough start to their footballing life. The final score 21-0 to Chelmsford City Reserves. Alresford Colne Rangers move up into 3rd spot in the table after a 3-1 away win against Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies Reserves. Chigwell Ladies were awarded a home win after Southend Town Ladies failed to field a team. 

 Elsewhere it was the 2nd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup. The weather put pay to 2 ties those between Collier Row Tigers & Walden Ladies as well as Billericay Town Ladies v Gt Wakering Rovers Ladies. In the other ties Colchester Town Ladies advance to the quarter final stage of the competition following a 3-1 win over Lawford Ladies the goals from Georgia Box, Ceri Harris and Lucy Jones. 3-1 was also the winning margin for Writtle Ladies as they beat fellow ERWFL Division One East side Silver End United Ladies at home, two goals for Abigail Fry plus one for Sophie Vale sealing the win Rebecca Hollocks on the score-sheet for Silver End United.

Two Essex Premier Division sides met in the next tie with Eastern Avenue taking on Hullbridge Sports Ladies. It was the visitors who came out on top of a 3-2 score line to book a place in the quarter final draw. In the last tie to take place this Sunday Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies were hosting Brentwood Town Ladies. After 90 minutes the scores were all square 1-1 going into extra time both sides found the back of the net again, Abbie Simmonds and Taylor Parrish with Little Thurrock Dynamos’ goals, Paidamayo Dedza and Carla Rose scoring for Brentwood Town 2-2 (aet) the tie went to penalties Brentwood Town emerging victorious winning the shoot-out 3-2 to advance to the quarter finals.

 Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

With the united counties splitting up for their own women’s county cup ties this weekend their were just a handful of league fixtures taking place. In Division One Sherrardswood Ladies took full advantage as they travelled to Letchworth Garden City Eagles in an 11am kick off, 5th versus 6th thing’s are so congested in the league both knew a win would take to the top of the league. Sherrardswood Ladies are the new leaders after winning 3-0 with 2 goals from Laure Marris either side of a goal from Natasha Little.

 In Division Two, Houghton Athletic Ladies had a chance to extend their lead at the top and keep up their 100% start to the season were at home to bottom side Royston Town Ladies Reserves rolled out convincing winners scoring 7 goals without reply Emma Hawkes bagging a hat-trick, with Ciara Craig getting a brace, Louise Spendelow and Shakeela Hussain also getting goals. 

It was into Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three where this weeks features match on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog takes place, a trip into Hertfordshire to watch Panshanger Ladies as side that has been very supportive of Women’s Football East since the very beginning. Was a local derby match today against Welwyn Garden City Ladies and despite the windy conditions turned out to be one of the best local derby matches I have seen in a while. Panchanger’s Shannon Twigg gave the home side the lead, however Welwyn Garden City pulled it back straight away with Claire Cranfield breaking away and putting the ball into the back of the net, Welwyn Garden City then took the lead through Maria Dennehy. It was 2-2 at the break however as Georgia Harvey stabbed the ball home from a corner kick in 1st half injury time. 2nd half both sides had chances to score the winning goal coming from a speculative effort from Welwyn Garden City’s Jenna Wynne just inside the Panshanger half hitting a high shot in towards goal dipping late to drop under the bar ad give the visitors their 1st win of the season for all of the match action click on the link below to take you to the match report.

Panshanger Ladies v Welwyn Garden City Ladies 15/11/15

 Just one more league fixture in Division Three also Bedwell Rangers FC were away to 2nd bottom Hatfield Town Ladies, Georgina Tunstall, Leah Tomlin and Hannah Manton plus an own goal giving them a 4-0 win to climb up to 6th place in the table. 

On to the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup, 4 ties taking place in the 2nd round this weekend. Division Three’s Icknield Ladies were at home to Division One side Toddington Rovers Ladies, goals from Jodie Molloy and a brace by Sophia Pidgeon saw them win the match 3-2 and earn them a plum draw in the quarter finals against FAWPL South East Division One side Luton Town Ladies. No banana skins for another Division One side taking on lower league opposition as they hosted Division Two side Sharnbrook WFC won the match 5-2 Nicola Henman scoring all 5 goals for Flitwick, Charlotte Mullins with 2 late strikes for Sharnbrook.

A comfortable 4-0 win for Woburn Lionesses in the 2nd round as they had home advantage over Shefford Town & Campton Ladies, Lauren Revell striking the back of the net twice in the 1st half with Sharna Halai and Kimberlee Aldred adding a goal a piece 2nd half. In the other tie Division One side Sandy Ladies also advance to the quarter finals following a 3-1 win over Luton Town Hatters with goals from Loren Ellard, Amber Williams and Katie Seldon.

   The draw for the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup took place this Monday the ties scheduled to be played Sun 17th January 2016 are listed below

Icknield Ladies v Luton Town Ladies

Bedford Ladies v Sandy Ladies

Woburn Lionesses v Offley & Stopsley Women

AFC Dunstable Ladies v Flitwick Ladies

  In the 2nd round of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup, holders Stevenage Ladies were away to Hoddesdon Owls Ladies. Ran out 3-0 winners with goals from Alex North, Abigail Cartwright and Sophie Bailey. Watford Ladies Development (U19s) were awarded a home walk over against Bedmond Ladies. It was a high scoring match between last years runners-up Hemel Hempstead Ladies and visitors Colney Heath Ladies 6-4 the final score to Hemel Hempstead. 

   It ended 1-1 after 90 minutes between Hitchin Town Ladies and Bishops Stortford Ladies after Chanel Sherriff-Geary had given Hitchin Town a 1st half lead Inka Pearson levelled it in the 2nd half for Bishops Stortford to force the extra 30 minutes. Bishops Stortford went on to score twice in extra time Elle Georgiou with both the goals to put them into the quarter finals. Two sides battling it out at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One met each other in the 2nd round of the County Cup, Hertford Town Ladies playing host to Harvesters FC. Laveena Betts, Dee Gilbert and Kerry Oldham all on target for Hertford Town as they won the game 3-0.

   Division One side Garston Ladies were at home against Hitchin Belles who had started the season very brightly in Division Three, against higher league placed opponents they were knocked out of the County Cup, Garston Ladies winning 4-0 with goals by Vikki Duffy, Jane Hales, Kelly Spencer and Emma Trill. One last tie to bring you went to penalties between Bury Rangers Youth (U18s Girls Reds) and Watton Ladies after the game finished 3-3. Bury Rangers winning the penalty shoot-out 4-3 to advance to the quarter finals. One other tie yet to be decided between Royston Town Ladies and Garston Ladies FC 96 didn’t take place this weekend will update in due course.

  As per usual all updated results and league tables can be found throughout the website use the navigation bar at the top to take you to the part you’re interested in. Didn’t mention as many goal scorers as I would have liked but County Cup fixtures are generally harder to round up. Can’t believe it’s the Tenth Edition of The Tuesday Round-Up already, but Edition Eleven won’t be far behind as the women’s football action keeps coming until next week thanks for reading. 

Match Report – Panshanger Ladies v Welwyn Garden City Ladies


 The latest match report on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog features a match between two sides competing in the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Women’s Division Three, Panshanger Ladies v Welwyn Garden City Ladies. A local derby match too and it turned out to be a highly entertaining and competitive match too, albeit a little windy on the day. One of the best derby matches I have seen in ages check out the match report by clicking on the link below.

Panshanger Ladies v Welwyn Garden City Ladies

The Tuesday Round-Up

  The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Nine

  Another Tuesday Round-Up time to bring together all that happened in women’s football in the East following on from another packed Sunday. All the action from the 8th November. Getting to that dreaded stage of the season were the weather is going to say leave it’s mark and we see the P-P starting to appear across the fixtures rather games needing to be rearranged for a later date. Didn’t bode well on Saturday with it raining for much of the day wasn’t long before Women’s Football East had put the weekends fixtures out on twitter than the first postponements were coming in. In the end 15 fixture fell foul of the weather. Sunday started better and more survived well over 50 matches still getting played so plenty to talk about so let’s get The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Nine started.

FA Women’s Cup – 4th Round Qualifying

Normally we would be at the 1st Round proper stage of the FA Women’s Cup, however due to an increased number of entrants their was a 4th Round of Qualifying matches to be held with 12 sides from the East vying for a place in the next round. It was from the FA Women’s Cup that this weekends featured match on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog came from following Wymondham Town Ladies as they made it through the previous to qualifying rounds to go further in the competition than they ever had before this was the biggest game in the clubs history as they welcomed Bedford Ladies playing 3 leagues above them in the FAWPL South East Division One to their home ground King’s Head Meadow. Despite a brave effort for large parts of the match the better side they didn’t take their chances whilst Bedford Ladies captain Rebecca Vass scored a goal in both halves to seal a 2-0 win, click on the link below to read all the match action.

Wymondham Town Ladies v Bedford Ladies 08/11/15

  Southern Region League side Marlow Ladies were also taking on FAWPL South East Division One having knocked a side from that league out in the previous round, Norwich City Ladies. Today the visitors were high flying Luton Town Ladies. The minnows took the lead in the match before Luton pulled the scores level at the break, went on to score 3 more in the 2nd half to seal a 4-1 their goals from Zara Carroll, Shannon Pratt and 2 from Shanice Jimenez. Lowestoft Town Ladies had enjoyed a fantastic run in the FA Women’s Cup last season this time around however they bow out of the competition following a heavy 8-1 defeat at home to London Corinthians FC.

Gt Shelford Ladies were the only side form the ERWFL Premier Division left in the competition had battled through extra time in the previous 2 rounds to set up an away trip to Enfield Town Ladies. The FAWPL South East Division One side reaching the 1st Round Proper winning by a single goal Annie Beganovic the scorer. Denham United Ladies hosted FAWPL South East Division One leaders Crystal Palace Ladies on Sunday, and despite Natalie Murray scoring, Denham United were knocked out of the FA Women’s Cup with Crystal Palace scoring twice to make the full time score 2-1.

Two more FAWPL South East Division One sides locked horns in Suffolk with Ipswich Town Ladies taking on Milton Keynes Dons Ladies. Natasha Thomas and Sophie Welton netting for the home side, it wasn’t enough as Milton Keynes Dons hit back with 3 goals scored by Hannah Barrett, Leah Cudone and Lauren Goodier to win 3-2. In the other FA Women’s Cup tie it was a local derby for Gillingham FC Ladies as they took on Herne Bay Ladies. Two goals from Kallie Balfour and a 3rd from Ashleigh Loosemore securing a 3-0 victory. The match between Old Actonians Ladies and Southampton Saints Ladies was postponed. 

The draw for the 1st Round Proper of the FA Women’s Cup was made yesterday and selcted ties are below:- 

Bedford Ladies v Luton Town Ladies

Milton Keynes Dons Ladies v Crystal Palace Ladies

Fulham Foundation LFC v Enfield Town Ladies

London Corinthians Ladies v Gillingham FC Ladies

Old Actonians Ladies or Southampton Saints Ladies v Swindon Town Ladies

   FAWPL Southern Division

 They went top of the FAWPL Southern Division last Sunday beating then leaders Brighton & Hove Albion WFC to lead the pack for the 1st time this campaign. Cardiff City Ladies were in unstoppable form as they played host to bottom side Plymouth Argyle Ladies. Wasn’t going to be the visitors day when they had Jodie Chubb sent off within the 1st 10 minutes, Cardiff City failed to convert the resulting penalty however went in 3-0 up at half-time with goals from Kerry Barlett, Abbie Britton and Gemma Evans. Lucy Edwards on as a 2nd half sub for Plymouth pulled one back a minute after coming on, that however was as good as it got for the visitors with Barlett going on to score 3 more goals, with Michelle Green and a 2 goal burst from Hope Suominen coming on from the bench making it an emphatic 9-1 win.

   With 2nd placed Charlton Athletic Women’s match against Lewes Ladies being one of the weekends postponements, Brighton & Hove Albion WFC had the chance to move back above them as they looked to end a run of 2 defeats were on the road taking on West Ham United Ladies at AFC Hornchurch. Got off to the perfect start with Sophie Perry giving them a lead on 3 minutes. West Ham United pulled the scores level on 20 minutes with Italian, Giulia Ferrandi converting from the penalty spot, were to go in at half-time with Charlotte Gurr scoring for Bright on 45 minutes. Second half Brighton couldn’t hold on to their slender lead with Shirvae Edwards coming off the bench scoring to make it 2-2 on 74 minutes to see the match end as a draw the spoils shared.

   Coventry United Ladies climb above Portsmouth Ladies into 4th spot in the table following a 3-1 away victory over 2nd bottom Forest Green Rovers Ladies. Danielle Selmes giving them the lead 5 minutes into the match, Samantha Hallsworth scored for Forest Green Rovers midway through the 1st half to level things up at the break. Coventry’s Selmes scoring her 2nd goal of the match with 15 minutes left with sub Jess Lundie adding another within a minute to make it 3-1 and collect the 3 points. Portsmouth Ladies drop to 5th after they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to C&K Basildon Ladies. Were 1 nil up at the break with a goal from Molly Clark. Sarah Kempson making it 2-0 for Portsmouth 15 minutes into the 2nd half. C&K Basildon made a double change on 60 minutes bringing on Maegan Doyle and Rebecca Smith and in the final 12 minutes it paid off as both scored to earn C&K Basildon a point. In the final match of the weekend a single goal from Bianca Baptiste in the 2nd half for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies giving them their first win in 3 matches away to Queens Park Rangers Ladies.

Eastern Regional Leagues

Having lost their lead at the top of the ERWFL Premier Division last Sunday suffering their 1st defeat of the season Billericay Town Ladies had the chance to regain the lead with Stevenage Ladies not in action this Sunday. Instead it was a 2nd defeat on the spin as they lost 2-1 away to Brentwood Town Ladies in a local Essex derby. Ashley Debnam and Jessica Mills on target for Brentwood who were in need of a league win having fallen down the table of late are now back up to 4th. Marie Barker scored for Billericay Town who also had Paris Smith sent off.

AFC Sudbury Ladies consolidate 3rd spot, Emma Squirrell scoring the only goal of the match away to Gt Wakering Rovers Ladies. AFC Dunstable Ladies finally get their 1st 3 points and win of the season at the 8th attempt a 4-0 home win against Colchester Town Ladies who only had 10 players available.

It’s still neck and neck in ERWFL Divison One East as Writtle Ladies and fellow Essex side Silver End United Ladies continue their 100% winning starts to the season both at home this weekend. Writtle Ladies taking on Ipswich Wanderers Ladies who had only brought 10 players with them. Sophie Vale and Courtney Clarke both scoring twice with Mia Brisley adding another to seal a 5-1 win to keep them at the top, Kimberly Rex with the Ipswich Wanderers goal. Level on points keeping pace in 2nd Silver End United Ladies were hosting Long Melford Ladies. Jodie Osbourne scoring 1st half and Lynsey Bowman in the 2nd half making the final score 2-0.

In ERWFL Division One West, Hutton Ladies go back to the top of the lead with Stevenage Ladies reserves seeing their match called off. Hutton were on the road at Sawbridgeworth Town WFC, Katie Lowen struck twice for Hutton as they won the match 2-1 Calley Melvhad theille-Taylor with Sawbridgeworth Town’s goal. Was also a 2-1 away win for Offley & Stopsley Ladies as they climb up the table into 3rd spot after beating Royston Town Ladies who having started with 3 wins on the spin now suffer 3 defeats in a row were beaten by Offley & Stopsley 4-2 last Sunday too.


   All the county leagues saw postponement affect their fixtures this Sunday. Their were 2 matches still taking place in Norfolk Women’s Division One and the league has new leaders after the weekends results, Brandon Town Ladies going ahead on goal difference as they fought out a 2-2 draw with Thorpe United Ladies. The draw putting an end to their 100% winning start to the season still unbeaten, had the barest of squads for this Sunday’s match were 2-1 down at the break Chloe Slater scoring their goal. Thorpe United leading at half time thanks to goals from Charlotte Groves and Rebekah Lake. Brandon Town equalised in the 2nd half to earn the draw with Georgina O’Malley netting the goal. In the other match in Norfolk Division One Bungay Town Ladies move up to 5th spot as they beat bottom side Mulbarton Belles, 5-0 at home a hat-trick from Michelle Stanborough with Eva Evans and Emily Fusco also bagging goals. 

  In Norfolk Division Two North Walsham Angels Ladies go a point clear of Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies after the leaders saw their match postponed. Was a depleted squad that took on bottom side Morley Ladies at home just 10 players, Morley got their points tally off that horrible 0 earning a point in a 3-3 draw after being 2-0 down at half time, Helen Watts, Natalie Jones and Natalie Merry with their goals. A double header of fixtures across the leagues or would have been if not for postponements, Bungay Town Ladies Reserves probably wish their match against Sprowston Ladies had fallen foul of the weather beaten 7-0 at home by Sprowston last weekend this weekend saw Sprowston put another 7 goals past them in a 7-1 win to move them up into 3rd spot in the league. Rebecca Kirby and Paige Wright scoring for Sprowston with Millie Cursons adding the other 5 goals. Paige Baker scored for Bungay Town Reserves.

   In Norfolk Division Three just the one fixture survived the weather and Dereham Town Ladies finally got a win under their belts, a new side this season it was a welcome 3 points as they beat Sprowston Ladies Reserve team 8-1 at home. 


  Just the one fixture in Suffolk this Sunday a League Cup quarter final tie between Ipswich Phoenix Ladies and Witnesham Wasps Ladies. The visitors booked their place in the semi-finals with a comprehensive 9-1 win, Emily Steward plundering 6 goals for Witnesham Wasps whilst team mates Emma Long, Lauren Page and Beth Wilson also found the back of the net. Katie Sherwood with a goal in the 1st half for Ipswich Phoenix.


  Three fixtures in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday. Cambridge University Women move up into 2nd spot now unbeaten in 4 matches winning 5-2 away from home against Fulbourn Bluebirds. 5 different goal scorers with Amanda Wainwright, Fiona Carter, Maud Gibbons, Finnoula Taylor and Lynn Jones-Taylor all on target. Ebony-Jade Rule and Krissie Taylor scored for Fulbourn Bluebirds who slip to the bottom of the table.

That is because Newmarket Town Ladies got a point in their match at home to Deeping Diamonds Ladies. Were unlucky not to get all 3 after being 2-1 up going into injury time with goals from Dominika Szary and Jess Linger. Sasha Haw with Deeping Diamonds goal an unfortunate own goal from Newmarket giving them a share of the points in a 2-2 draw. Bar Hill Ladies are up to 3rd in the table beating an injury ravaged Netherton United Ladies 2-1 at home, Lucy Goddard and Anna Jephson with their goals, Georgina Parratt scoring for Netherton United.

 In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North it’s all bunching up at the top with Wisbech St Marys Ladies moving into 2nd spot sandwiched between Wisbech Town Ladies and Bourne Ladies on 9 points. Were 3-1 winners at home to Bourne Ladies, Jade Kelly, Frances Peeling and Ella Rolfe with their goals, Tracey Duxbury-Mead with the strike for Bourne who lose their 100% start to the season with this defeat.In the other match to survive the weather it was a welcome win for Swineshead Institute Ladies who hadn’t tasted victory since the opening day of the season. Were against a side still stuck on zero 2nd bottom Hungate Rovers Ladies goals from Lycia Elston, Chloe Gray and a brace from Jessica Smith securing a 4-1 win, jade Chamberlain netting for Hungate Rovers.

In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South, Park Ladies go 3 points clear at the top of the table after they beat Isleham United Ladies by 3 goals to 2 away from home goals from Amy Newell, Erin Powell and Kirstie Smith enough to take the 3 points with Emily Mynott and Laura Todd scoring for Isleham United. They go clear as Milton Ladies saw their match at Little Paxton Ladies called off. St Ives Town Ladies stay 3rd moving 3 points clear of 4th placed Comberton Ladies beating them 3-1 at Comberton, Georgia Rebane hitting 2 with Connie Liddiard also getting a goal. Danielle Wilson with the Comberton Ladies goal. Riverside Rovers Ladies Reserves finally get back to winning ways this Sunday inflicting a 6th straight defeat on bottom side Cambridge Rangers away from home, winning 5-1 Jessica Hill scoring 4 of their goals.


Essex Women’s Premier Division leaders Chelmsford City Ladies weren’t in action this weekend  but it was another Sunday where the chasing pack couldn’t capitalise. It was a clash between 2nd and 3rd as Hullbridge Sports Ladies hosted Collier Row Tigers a high scoring match the game ended with a 5-5 draw the points shared, Christina Fragnito x2, Dannielle Dorrington, Drew Allen and Kelly Smith with the Hullbridge Sports goals. Was another score draw 2-2 between eastern Avenue and Hutton Ladies Reserves. Whilst at the bottom of the table Lawford Ladies win their 1st match of the season 3-1 at Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies to send them to the bottom of the table in their place.

  In Essex Women’s Division One, Harlow Ladies continue their 100% winning start to the season, no stopping them it seems 8 wins now 24 points, 80 goals scored, opposition goalkeepers turned into nervous wrecks. The latest 3 point haul on the road this Sunday a 13-1 win at Alresford Colne Rangers. Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves stay 2nd 5 points behind after being awarded a home win against Leigh Athletic at the weekend. 3rd placed Wickford Town Ladies lose out in a 9 goal thriller at home to Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies Reserves the fianl score 4-5. Valley Green were also awarded a home win against bottom side Waltham Forest Ladies, whilst in the final fixture in Division One, Southend Town Ladies were beaten 4-2 at home to Hullbridge Sports Ladies Reserves.

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

Leaders Harvesters FC Ladies lost their 100% winning start to the season this weekend suffering defeat at home to Sherrardswood Ladies who move into 5th to join a tightly congested leading pack in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One with 2 points now separating 1st to 6th. Abby Cardell scoring twice from the penalty spot for the visitors with Rhianna Rose and Lauren Marris scoring the other Sherrardswood goals. Hannah Kelly netting for Harvesters. Two goals from Tayla Murray keeps Letchworth Garden City Ladies in amongst that leading pack in 6th after a 2-1 win against 2nd bottom Sandy Ladies, Faye Prout getting their goal. Garston Ladies muscle their way into 3rd spot with a 4-1 away win against bottom side Toddington Rovers Ladies the goals scored by Lucy Zecchin, Emma Trill and a brace from Gemma Curtis. Laura day on the score sheet for Toddington Rovers.

In Beds & Herts Division Two, leaders Houghton Athletic Ladies saw their match against AFC Kempston Rovers Ladies abandoned after the visitors only having 7 players to start with were reduced to 6 through injury, 7 is the minimum for a game to go on so it was abandoned Houghton Athletic were 9-0 at the time. In the other only match to start in Division Two, Woburn Lionesses recent run of good form 3 wins out of 3 was brought to an end as they lost 2-1 at home to Watton Ladies who record their 2nd league win of the season.

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, Crawley Green Ladies move back to the top over Hitchin Belles who had the weekend off on goal difference now 6 wins out of 6 to start the season a 6-0 away victory against bottom side Shefford Town & Campton Ladies. Nina service, Jessica McNamara, Taylor Coffey, Siobhan Collingwood and 2 from Yasin Wacey nailing the 3 points. Evergreen Ladies continue to close the gap to the leading pair now 5 wins out of 5 at the start too winning 2-1 away to Panshanger Ladies this Sunday, Ellie Burke with the goal for Panshanger.

 Bedwell Rangers FC ended a 3 game losing streak to get their 2nd 3 point haul of the season following a 4-0 home win against Kings Langley Ladies a 1st half hat-trick from Ailish Beadle with the 4th goal from Claire McNally to earn the points. Icknield Ladies in 4th place won comfortably at home beating Welwyn Garden City Ladies 5-0. One more match to bring you, bedmond Ladies continue to climb the table following a 5-2 away victory over Hatfield Town Ladies, a Molly Peters hat-trick with a goal each for Amy Doorne and Sarah Gunn. Jasmine Jethwa and Milan Johnson scoring for Hatfield Town.

 That wraps up another edition of The Tuesday Round-Up. Nine already! Mentioned as many goal scorers as I could getting everything rounded up is a task in itself, if anyone wants to let me know how their game at the weekend went, I’m always keen to hear your thoughts and of course if you scored a goal and want a mention tell me about it. Well into November now so postponements I fear will be a regular feature. Until the next edition thanks for reading.

Match Report – Wymondham Town Ladies v Bedford Ladies


 Wymondham Town Ladies were playing the biggest game in their clubs history this Sunday having gone further in the FA Women’s Cup than they ever had before reaching 4th Round Qualifying. A place in the 1st Round Proper of the competition up for grabs. Had beaten FAWPL South East Division One opposition in the previous round, now they had another FAWPL South East Division One side visiting them at King’s Head Meadow.

  Bedford Ladies were enduring a tough start to the new season, just the one league win to their name they were sitting bottom of the table going into today’s FA Women’s Cup tie and were looking for the win not only to progress but also build some much needed confidence to take into their league campaign. The Supporting Women’s Football Blog has followed Wymondham Town Ladies in the FA Women’s Cup for the past 2 rounds how would they fair 3rd time around click on the link below to take you to all the match action.

Wymondham Town Ladies v Bedford Ladies

The Tuesday Round-Up

The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Eight

The season moves into November as we begin another bulging edition of The Tuesday Round-Up covering everything that’s happened in women’s football in the East of England this past Sunday. Back to a full league programme across the region as teams vie for the 3 points to lift them up the league, keep them on top spot or knock the leaders off their perch. Leagues are taking shape, a few have yet to get fully up and running some sides frustrated by the lack of action when all they want to do is get out there on the pitch and play the game, let’s plunge into the action.

FAWPL Southern Division

  Brighton & Hove Albion WFC lost their unbeaten start to the season extending to 12 games last time out losing 2-1 to then bottom club Queens Park Rangers. Were at home this Sunday in a top of the table clash with 2nd placed Cardiff City Ladies just a point between them Cardiff City. took a 1 goal lead into the break Kelly Issac scoring on 28 minutes. Brighton restored parity early in the 2nd half Sophie Perry with their goal. Kerry Barlett put Cardiff City back in front from the penalty spot and despite Charlotte Gurr rattling a shot against their cross bar late on the Welsh side held out for a 2-1 to move to the top of the Division, inflicting on Brighton their 2nd league defeat in a row.

Worse for Brighton as not only do they lose top spot they are down to 3rd place with Charlton Athletic Women climbing into 2nd. Playing at home against 4th placed Portsmouth Ladies it was another close scoreline with Gemma Shepherd giving Charlton the lead on 29 minutes. Portsmouth’s Ini Umotong struck back for the visitors 10 minutes later to leave the scores level at half-time. Charlton went on to win the match 2-1, Kit Graham with the winner on 74 minutes. Chasing the leading pack 5th and 6th met at Cheshunt FC, neither side could find a goal as Tottenham Hotspur Ladies and Coventry United Ladies played out a 0-0 draw.

 C&K Basildon Ladies capitalised on local rivals and fellow FAWPL Southern Division side West Ham United’s recent woes and player departures by signing onto their book 4 of their former stars ex captain Stacey Little along with Lily Mellors, Kerry Stimson and Kayleigh Xidhas. Were at home this Sunday to Lewes Ladies, scored twice with Claire Lacey and Zoe Rushen finding the back of the net, it wasn’t enough though as Lewes hit back scoring 3 times with Basildon putting the ball through their own net from a corner, Natasha Wells and Paige Walder bagging themselves goals in a 3-2 to lift them above Basildon into 7th.

   Queens Park Rangers Ladies are up to the dizzy heights of 9th building upon last weekends surprise 2-1 win over Brighton by recording another home victory this Sunday winning 4-2 against new promoted side Forest Green Rovers Ladies. Joanne Wilson opened the scoring for QPR on 27 minutes, Forest Green were back on level terms not long after with Vanessa Nicholson slicing the ball into the wrong net 1-1 at half time. Juana Garcia gave forest Green the lead early in the 2nd half. QPR made a double substitution on 62 minutes with Wilson and Laura Cooper coming off for Cherrelle Albert and Elly Maggs. 3 minutes later Maggs scored the goal to bring QPR level and 4 minutes later even better for Maggs she scored again to make it 3-2. Albert got herself on the score-sheet too with a couple of minutes left to seal a 4-2. The match between Plymouth Argyle Ladies and West Ham United Ladies was postponed.

FAWPL South East Division One

   Another clash between 1st and 2nd in the FAWPL South East Division One this Sunday with Luton Town Ladies welcoming leaders Crystal palace Ladies to the Stockwood Park Athletics Stadium. Luton Town had been on an impressive run closing the gap to the top to just 2 points going into the game. Went in at the break 1-0 down with Mary Robinson scoring for Crystal Palace. Wasn’t until late in the 2nd half before Crystal Palace could look to put the game beyond doubt substitute Alma Donohoe heading home from a free kick to make it 2-0 to the visitors. Luton Town got a goal deep in injury time Zara Carroll converting a penalty to make the final score 2-1 keep Crystal Palace unbeaten at the top of the table. 

  3rd placed Gillingham FC Ladies faced a long trip up to a fog enshrouded Norfolk this Sunday and had a 3-1 advantage in a match that was delayed by poor visibility throughout Emma Tune making it 3-1 on 49 minutes the match was abandoned on 50 to leave everyone frustrated, will have to go again another day. Enfield Town Ladies v Milton Keynes Dons Ladies was already postponed. This meant Old Actonians Ladies had a chance to close the gap on the leading pack as they welcomed Cambridge United WFC to their ground, high on confidence after finally picking up their 1st league win of the season. New signing Paige Logie struck twice in the 1st half to give Cambridge United a 2-0 lead at half-time, Laura Mills making it 3 a minute into the 2nd half. Simone Wan pulled 1 back for the home side late on, Cambridge United found the back of the net for a 4th time in injury time Isabella Simmons on target 2 wins out of 2 for Cambridge United now who join a host of teams in the middle of the table on 10 points.

   Denham United Ladies also won 3 much needed points on Sunday at home against Lowestoft Town Ladies to move them away from the bottom. Natalie Murray, Vicky Birkby and Katie Phillipson all scoring in a 3-1, Hannah Waters with Lowestoft Town’s goal. A much needed win for Ipswich Town Ladies down at the wrong end of the table too. Put 9 goals past bottom side Bedford Ladies to move onto 7 points with games in hand on those around them still, braces for both Hollie Clement and Jasmine Cox with a goal each for Amanda Crump, Molly Hall, Aimee Harrison, Jo Foy and new signing Natasha Thomas.

Eastern Region

    They’ve been leading the Premier League since the opening weekend getting their games in and getting the 3 points. Were unbeaten going into this Sunday with 6 wins and a draw were on the road away to AFC Sudbury Ladies who had started to slip down the table having not had much league action recently got a win under their belts today to lift themselves back into 3rd Rebecca Thrower and Sophie Jeffery with the goals in a 2-1 win Lucy Wyatt with the goal for Billericay Town who surrender top spot to new leaders Stevenage Ladies. Are unbeaten themselves chasing Billericay Town with a game in hand is now 7 out of 7 wins a 100% record so far at home to Colchester Town Ladies won the match 4-2, Nicole Perschky with 2, Hollie Jardine and Josie North also scoring. Megan Bamber and Chelsea Forde in reply for Colchester Town.

  Acle United Ladies are another upward mover in the Premier Division climbing into the top half of the table recording their 2nd league win of the season a 4-0 home win against Brentwood  Town Ladies who drop to 7th. Player coach Joanne Hooper scoring twice Alice Ladbrook and Kate Pasque also on target. Haringey Borough Women were enjoying a good run 3 straight league wins that came to an end on the road this sunday as they lost 2-1 against newly promoted side Gt Wakering Rovers Ladies who finally get their 1st 3 points of the season. Georgia Holdaway netting both the goals in either half, Zhane Amoaten with the goal for Haringey Borough. Gt Shelford also secure their 1st 3 point haul of the season (well it’s their 2nd really but the win against Leverstock Green disappeared when the Hertfordshire side folded earlier in the season) A 2-0 win against bottom side AFC Dunstable Ladies, Alison Wright and Rachel Pearce the goal scorers.

  In the ERWFL Division One East Silver End United Ladies move level on points with leaders Writtle Ladeis who weren’t on league action this Sunday make it 4 wins out of 4  with a 6-2 away win against Long Melford Ladies. Michelle Taylor hitting a 1st half halt-trick after Paula Drane had opened the scoring. Lynsey Bowman adding 2 more goals to the tally in the 2nd half. Bury Town Ladies were on the road playing Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies in Essex were 1-0 down at half time with Abbie Simmonds scoring the goal. Bury Town battled back 2nd half levelling the scores then going on to score a last gasp winner to take the 3 points bring an end to Little Thurrock Dynamos recent good run of form. In the other match in the Division West Billericay finally get a point on the board after 5 games a 2-2 draw at home against Ipswich Wanderers Ladies, Kerri Thomas and Michelle Stoneman with their goals. Laura Tuley and Michelle Allum netting for Ipswich Wanderers.

   Nobody wants to keep the lead in ERWFL Division One West as it changes hands for the 4th week in a row Stevenage Ladies Reserves getting the win after 2 straight league defeats winning 4-3 away to Hoddesdon Owls Ladies. leah Littlechild and Sarah Payne with a goal each, with a pair from Chloe Rouse to seal a last minute win. Rebecca Scola and Kristi Burling finding the back of the net for Hoddesdon. Hutton Ladies leading last weekend are now 2nd on goal difference to Stevenage Ladies Reserves after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Sawbridgeworth Town WFC, Rachael Agombar with their goal, Dempsey Favell netting for the visitors. Offley & Stopsley Ladies form is up and down in the league this weekend it was up and they move into the middle of the closing the gap to Royston Town Ladies whom they were playing today to 2 points. A 2nd straight league defeat for Royston Town were leading 2-0 at half-time but Offley & Stopsley came back in the 2nd half to win the match 4-2 take the 3 points.


   Wymondham Town Ladies had taken advantage of everyone else not playing last weekend in Division One to climb to the top of the table, but they themselves weren’t in action this weekend fall down to 3rd spot with previous leaders Alysham FC Ladies reclaiming top spot, only by a point however as they drop their 1st of the season on the road against fellow title contenders Thorpe United Ladies the match finishing 2-2 all the goals scored in the 1st half, Alicia Lacey and Leanne Woodward with the goals for Aylsham, Thorpe’s goal scorers, Charlotte Groves and Rebekah Lake. Moving into 2nd spot are Brandon Town Ladies still with a 100% record 5 wins now the latest a 7-0 away victory over bottom side Mulbarton Belles, Kerry Murray x2, Tiffany Forshaw, Rebekah Finch and Chloe Slater amongst the goals.

  Lynn Ladies hadn’t won a game since the opening day of the season after 4 defeats in a row finally won 3 points this weekend at home to Bungay Town Ladies, Shelley Woods for Lynn and Michelle Stanborough with 2 each making it 2-2 at the break before Woods went on to score 3 more goals 2nd half with Elle Bocking adding a 6th to make the final score 6-2. Long Stratton Ladies shared the points at home to Fakenham Town Ladies the match ending 1-1.

   In Division Two, Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies were finally back in league action and with leaders North Walsham Angels Ladies seeing their match postponed they didn’t waste the opportunity to reclaim top spot maintain their 100% start to the season winning 5-2 at home to 3rd placed Red Rose Ladies who had a 2-1 lead at half-time. Nikki Wigg with the goal for Kirkley & Pakefield went on to score 3 more times in the 2nd half with Jody Wells also scoring in the 5-2 win. 

   Sprowston Ladies climb up to 4th in Division Two with a resounding 7-0 victory away to Bungay Town Ladies Reserves, Shanice Sutton finding the back of the net on 5 occasions with Millie Cursons and Laura Jenkins also picking up a goal apiece. Stalham Town Ladies were also on the road and recorded only their 2nd win of the season following 4 successive defeats beat Bohemians Ladies 4-2.

  In Division Three, Gorleston FC Ladies were finally back in league action having played just the one cup match in the whole of October. Carried on were they left off to keep up a 100% win rate at the start of the season beating Freethorpe Ladies 9-1 at home, Bethany Turner hitting 5, Samantha Hunn helping herself to a hat-trick and Kayleigh Bryne also scoring. Freethorpe’s Claire Garner did something no other side has been able to do so far this season against Gorleston and that is breach their defence to score a goal.

  How many sides will score 7 goals in a match and still lose the game? Dereham Town Ladies did just that at the weekend away to Red Rose United found the back of the net 7 times, however in a goal filled encounter Red Rose United hit back to win the match 10-7 to record their 2nd league win of the season whilst Dereham remain bottom still looking for their 1st points. A side that did record their 1st league win of the season in Division Three were Sprowston Ladies Reserves home winners against Cromer Town Ladies the final score 3-1.


    The top of the Suffolk Women’s Division is being eagerly contested mostly at the expence of the 2 new sides to the league this season, Ipswich Phoenix and Leiston St Margarets. East Bergholt United were the visitors this weekend at Ipswich Phoenix were resounding winners by 9 goals to 1, Jessica Oxlade with a hat-trick along with a brace each for Cameron Hogg and Georgina Longden, Alice Longden and Ella Knight with the other goals. Catherine Mason with the goal for Ipswich Phoenix. Title rivals Brantham Athletic Ladies were also on the road at Leiston St Margarets, Lucy Dunnett scoring a hat-trick in a 4-1 win Kirsten Hutchings with the other goal. One more match in the league a middle table meeting between Witnesham Wasps Ladies hosting Bacton United Ladies the match ending all square 2-2, Alice Rampling and Emily Steward for Witnesham, Samantha Walker and Francesca Rainbird bulging the back of the net for Bacton.


   Two postponements in the Women’s Premiership saw just the two matches played in the league this Sunday. Cambridge United WFC Reserves extended their lead at the top of the table going 6 clear of 2nd placed ICA Sports Ladies with a 4-0 victory away to Fulbourn Bluebirds. The goal scorers, Liz Pamplin, Emma Roberts, Monique Christian and Sarah Mosley. In the other match in the league Cambridge University Women move up into 3rd place in the table following a 6-1 win on the road away to Deeping Diamonds Ladies.

  Just the one league match being played in the Women’s Championship North this weekend. George Lingham scoring all 4 goals in a 4-0 win for Downham Town Ladies hosting Swineshead Institute Ladies that sees them climb into 3rd place in the table 2 points behind leaders Wisbech Town Ladies.

  In the Women’s Championship South, Milton Ladies stay top of the league, recording a big 8-0 win at home to Isleham United Ladies. Kirsty Lemon-Sparkes netting 3, Lauren Threadgold with 2 more, Olivia Thorogood, Felicity Price and an og giving them the slight advantage of goal difference at the top of the table. Joining them at the top level on points are new side Park Ladies was 3rd v 2nd this Sunday as they hosted Comberton Ladies, took the 3 points to climb above them winning the match 2-0 with goals from Gemma Hutton and Casey Ward. The defeat sees Comberton Ladies slip from 2nd to 4th after St Ives Town Ladies beat Cambridge Rangers 5-1 at home to lift themselves into 3rd spot. Their 5 goals shared amongst, Leigh Chatten, Tierney Poore, Georgia Rebane, Georgia Stancombe and Connie Liddiard.


  Chelmsford City Ladies stay top of the women’s Premier Division in Essex despite not playing extend the lead after their opponents Hutton Ladies Reserves failed to field a team and they were awarded the home win. The scramble amongst the chasing pack continues, Hullbridge Sports Ladies who moved into 2nd last weekend consolidate the position with a good 7-0 win at home to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies, Broghan Kelly scoring a hat-trick, Christina Fragnito and Jennifer Lidbury with 2 each. Collier Row Tigers are moving in the right direction up into 4th spot following a 1-1 at home to 3rd placed Runwell Hospital Ladies which sees them collect 7 points from their last 3 league matches. Walden Ladies pull themselves away from the bottom of the table following a 2-1 away win against bottom side Lawford Ladies.

   In Division One it was 1st v 2nd as leaders Harlow Town Ladies travelled to 2nd placed Wickford Town Ladies who had scored 40 goals the previous Sunday, expected goals in this one, Wickford Town though had used their quota up, Harlow Town were in the goals however running out 9-0 winners to make it 7 wins out of 7 in the league. Nudging their way into 2nd spot following that result are Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves just a point clear of Wickford Town 5 behind Harlow after a 3-3 draw at Valley Green.

  Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies Reserves climb into 5th spot in the table after they came out on top of a high scoring match away to Chigwell Ladies, who despite scoring 4 gaols themselves lost out 6-4. In the final match from Division One both Leigh Athletic and Southend Town Ladies were looking for just their 2nd league win of the season to move away from the bottom of the table. Played at Leigh Athletic it was Southend Town Ladies who claimed the much wanted 3 points winning 5-1. 

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

  In Beds & Herts Women’s Division One, Harvesters FC moved back to the top of the table maintaining their 100% start to the season moving up from 3rd on 12 points 4 wins out of 4 with a 3-0 home win over bottom side Toddington Rovers Ladies still seeking their 1st points after 6 straight league defeats following promotion last season. Shivani Bedi features regularly in The Tuesday Round-Up scoring 2 more goals for Harvesters FC this weekend, Megan Samuel with the other strike. Bishops Stortford Ladies could have held onto top spot with a win at home to Letchworth Garden City Eagles, instead they were held to a 3-3 draw 6 different goal scorers in this one, Sapphire Bennett, Ele Georgiou and Sophie Motton for Bishops Stortford. Letchworth’s goals scored by, Samantha Edgar, Jade Finch and Tayla Murray.

  Garston Ladies climb up to 4th in Division One closing the gap on the leading 3 to 2 points following a 3-1 away win against Sandy Ladies, Vikki Duffy scoring 2 of their goals. In the other match in Division One 8 goals were scored at Flitwick Ladies as they took on Sherrardswood Ladies the home side coming out on the wrong side of a 5-3 defeat. Rhiana Rose scoring a hat-trick for Sherrardswood in that one.

   In Division Two both Ciara Craig and Emma Hawkes bagged a hat-trick each for Houghton Athletic Ladies as they continue to lead the way at the top of the table 5 wins out of 5 the latest a home win 9-3 against Evergreen Eagles. Have Sharnbrook WFC hot on their heels keeping pace 2 points back in 2nd spot scored 8 goals on the road this weekend winning 8-2 at AFC Kempston Rovers Ladies, Sally Dayus with 3 of the goals, Charlotte Mullins win a pair, Emily Clarke, Ruth Derrick and Claire Smith also scoring goals. 

 Also another high scoring encounter in the other match played in Division Two this Sunday, Garston Ladies FC 96 climbing up into 3rd spot after a 9-2 away win against Watton Ladies. Garston went 2-0 down however before coming back to win in convincing fashion Natalie Powell the pick of the goal scorers with 4, Cassandra Chase, Juliette Westbrook, Jade Roberts and Lauren Berryman also netting goals.

  In Division Three, Hitchin Belles remain top of the table following their 6th straight league win to start the season, a hat-trick from Emily Field and 2 from Shannon Page sealing a 5-0 home win against Welwyn Garden City Ladies. Hot on their heels still with a 100% start to the season themselves are Crawley Green Ladies 5 wins out of 5 to start their season ran out 7-0 winners at home to Panshanger Ladies this Sunday, Jessica McNamara with 4 of their goals, 2 more from Nina Service coming off the bench, Yasmin Wacey also scoring. Both sides finsihing with 10 however as Senel Chapman for Crawley and Sevsen Djetdev for Panshanger were shown red cards on 80 minutes. 

   Games in hand on the leading pair Evergreen Ladies are another team in Divison Three with a 100% winning start to the season 4 matches now were on the road to 2nd bottom Hatfield Town Ladies coming away with a 5-0 win and 3 more points, Rebecca Freeman with a goal in either half along with Vicky Slaughter, Louisa Johnson and Paige Lacey-Akers securing the points. The title is going to be hotly contested in Division Three, Ickneild Ladies are still very much in the mix back in 4th spot won 4-0 this Sunday away to bottom side Shefford Town & Campton Ladies, the Molloy’s featuring in their goal scoring charts again, Jodie with 1 and Zoe with 2, Amber Hedges also helping herself to a goal. In the last match in Division Three, Bedmond Ladies make it 2 wins out of two winning big at home 7-1 against Bedwell Rangers FC, 5 goals from Molly Peters with 2 more from Abbie Harrison seeing them climb from 7th into 5th spot. 

   Plenty of goals scored some high scoring encounters across the region. Adds to the drama if not to the hair coverage of your managers. Several leagues are starting to take shape as we enter November the title contenders muscling into position, will be plenty of twists and turns no doubt as The Tuesday Round-Up continues to bring you as much of the action as it can. No report to bring you this time around as I was in Rotherham watching the Continental Cup Final. Women’s Football East would love to see a team from this region there one day and as the women’s game continues to grow who knows we might see it happen. Until next week thanks for reading.