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The Tuesday Round-Up

  The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Fifteen

 Welcome to Edition Fifteen of The Tuesday Round-Up the last one of 2015. A shorter one too with several leagues wrapping up for the year last weekend just the 21 fixtures to report on this time around. A few surprise results amongst them too as teams look to end 2015 on a high, set themselves up for the New Year. 

FAWPL Southern Division

Let’s start with the FAWPL Southern Division and an interesting little stat, last Sunday there were 4 matches played in the league all 4 seeing the home side win, all the winning sides scoring 3 goals. This Sunday there were also 4 fixtures played and once again all 4 home sides won again this time all of them scoring 4 goals!

Last Sunday Brighton & Hove Albion WFC extended their lead at the top of the FAWPL Southern Division to 6 points winning 3-0 at home to Plymouth Argyle Ladies whilst both 2nd placed Charlton Athletic Women and 3rd placed Cardiff City Ladies saw their fixtures postponed. Charlton and Cardiff were due to face each other this Sunday but for the 2nd Sunday in a row they saw their game postponed. Brighton & Hove Albion WFC now have a huge 9 point lead at the top of the table going into the New Year as they won 3 more points beating Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 4-1. Charlotte Gurr netted twice in the 1st half to give Brighton the advantage at the break, Jay Blackie made it 3 from a corner midway through the 2nd half. Ronnell Humes pulled a goal back for Tottenham with 4 minutes left on the clock, however they conceded one more in injury time striker Lisa Fulgence continuing her recovery from a long term injury coming off the bench to score the 4th goal.

With Charlton and Cardiff not playing their fixture this Sunday, 4th placed defending champions Portsmouth FC Ladies had the opportunity to move up a place into 3rd as they travelled to C&K Basildon Ladies. This match was the featured game on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog this weekend too and turned out to be a real thriller with 7 goals scored. The newly promoted side taking an early lead as Amy Nash got onto the end of cross from Kerry Stimson to open the scoring. Portsmouth got themselves back on level terms on 40 minutes then had the lead a minute later Ini Umatong scoring both goals. No sooner had they gotten the lead they conceded again Karissa Rodney breaking in behind the defence to lob goalkeeper Courtney Trodd to make it 2-2 at half-time. C&K Basildon retook the lead in the 2nd half as Amy Nash was brought down inside the box, Zoe Rushen stepping up to send the penalty into the back of the net. Portsmouth came back again Lucy Quinn on the right corner outside the box trying her luck sending a looping shot over debutant keeper Molly Povey to dip under the crossbar to make it 3-3. Time for one more goal Karissa Rodney getting in behind again to send her shot under the advancing Trodd to win the game 4-3 and consolidate 7th spot in the table. For all of the match action click on the link below to take you to the report on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog.

C&K Basildon Ladies v Portsmouth Ladies 20/12/15

Coventry United Ladies stay in contention in 5th place closing the gap on Portsmouth FC Ladies to 2 points following a 4-0 home win over 2nd bottom side Forest Green Rovers Ladies all of their goals coming in the 2nd half, Marie Gauntlett breaking the deadlock on 50 minutes before Chritina Torkildsen, Helen Dermody and Nikki Miles added to the score sheet. 

West Ham United Ladies also ended the year with a home win, Romina Pinna scoring 3 times in the 1st half, 2 twice for West Ham United and an OG to give them a 2-1 lead over bottom side Plymouth Argyle Ladies at the break. Wasn’t till the last 10 minutes before West Ham United extended their lead Pinna scoring her 3rd the Italian getting her 1st hat-trick in England in the process. Phoebe Baker pulled Plymouth Argyle back to 3-2, 2 minutes later but West Ham United responded straight away Shirvae Edwards bagging a goal to make it 4-2.

FAWPL League Cup 2nd Round

Finally the FAWPL League Cup between Old Actonians Ladies and Swindon Town Ladies got played following 2 postponements and a meeting between the 2 sides in the FA Women’s Cup in between. Swindon Town Ladies won that match 1-0. Won again this Sunday to set up an away trip to FAWPL Northern Division leaders Nottingham Forest Ladies in the quarter finals. Won the match 5-2, 5 different goal scorers, Beth Westlake opening proceedings, Sally Butterfield and Serena Smith adding a goal each before half-time with Ellie Maynard and Chyna Collings both scoring in the 2nd half.

FAWPL League Plate 2nd Round

 Another game that had seen 3 postponements before this Sunday was in the FAWPL League Cup 2nd Round with Enfield Town Ladies taking on Denham United Ladies. An all FAWPL South East Division One tie a single goal was to settle the match. Elizabeth Kent scoring it to send Enfield Town Ladies through to the quarter finals where they will play Loughborough Foxes away on 31st January.

FAWPL South East Division One

    One match took place in the FAWPL South East Division One this Sunday with Luton Town Ladies hosting Norwich City Ladies. Reclaimed 2nd spot in the table moving above Milton Keynes Dons Ladies after a 3-2 win, the goal scored by Zara Carroll, Natasha Fensome and Jessica McKay. Paige Shorten and Chelsea Garrett scoring the Norwich City goals.

  Eastern Regional Leagues

No matches taking place in the ERWFL Premier Division this weekend. One league below in the ERWFL Division One East leaders Writtle Ladies go into 2016 leading the way 6 points clear at the top with their 100% league win record intact. 8 wins out of 8 and scored 8 goals this Sunday to winning big away to fellow Essex side Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies. Sophie Vale scoring 4 of their goals, with Abigail Fry, Leanne Stubbings, Georgina Tricker and Charlotte Walker all scoring goals. Patrizia Leo and Taylor Parrish getting goals for Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies the final score 8-2 to Writtle Ladies.

 The ERWFL Division One West continues to surprise with the results it throws up 2 matches taking place this Sunday both the sides at the bottom of the table at home, Hoddesdon Owls and Colney Heath Ladies both winning 2-1. Was the 1st win in the league this season too for Colney Heath Ladies taking on 2nd placed Offley & Stopsley Ladies. Colney Heath took the lead Kelly Sheridan scoring the goal. Offley & Stopley got it back to 1-1 before Kelly Hancock on the follow up from a free-kick putting the ball into the back of the net the winning goal to give Colney Heath their 1st 3 points of the season. Wasn’t enough to lift them off the bottom as Hoddesdon Owls also picked up a welcome 3 points at home recording their 2nd league win of the season beating Sawbridgeworth Town WFC 2-1.


Witnesham Wasps Ladies are showing good form going into 2016 having won a place in the Suffolk Women’s League Cup Final, they beat the league leaders East Bergholt United Ladies this Sunday to lift themselves up into 3rd spot going into 2016. Emma Long scoring a brace in a 2-0 to take the 3 points.


In Cambridgeshire there were 3 fixtures played this Sunday all in the Women’s Premiership. It was a clash between the only 2 unbeaten sides in the league a local derby too as leaders Cambridge United WFC Reserves hosted Cambridge City Ladies. The home side scored through Hayley Turner and Ebony-Jade Rule the recent signing scoring her 1st goal for the club since moving from Fulbourn Bluebirds. It wasn’t enough however as Cambridge City Ladies hit back scoring 3 times, 2 from captain Grace Stanley and 1 by Bronte Rapley to leave them as the only unbeaten side the win lifting them up into 2nd in the table ending 2015 a point behind Cambridge United WFC Reserves with 2 games in hand.

 Consolidating 4th spot in the table and level on points with Cambridge City Ladies and Cambridge University Women in 2nd and 3rd all on 14 points are ICA Sports Ladies the new side winning big on Sunday a 5-1 away win against Huntingdon Town Ladies who are still without a win this season. Tash Applegate continuing her fine scoring form getting 2 more goals this Sunday for ICA Sports Ladies with Claire Knibbs, Roni Tetti and Louise Burgess also scoring goals. Claire Radford with the consolation goal for Huntingdon Town Ladies.

A much needed win in the league for Netherton United Ladies this Sunday too after suffering 3 straight defeats in the league get the 3 points to end 2015 with a win away to 2nd bottom Fulbourn Bluebirds. Yasmin Green scored twice with a goal each for Alice MacNicol and Annie Posnett as they won the match 4-2 to get their league campaign back on track. Is shaping up to be a competitive race for the top in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership all to play for in 2016.

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

Nobody likes leading the Beds & Herts Women’s Division One for long the lead has changed several times in 2015 and is as competitive as any league out their. Harvesters FC move back to the top on goal difference over Hertford Town Ladies. Were away to bottom side Sandy Ladies who had just the single point on the board at the start of play, still in search of that much needed 1st win of the season they took an early lead Amber Williams putting them ahead in the opening minute. Were so close to getting the 3 points but with just 5 minutes left on the clock Shivani Bedi scored for Harvesters FC to see the points shared. 

In the other match played in Beds & Herts Division One, Bishops Stortford Ladies climb from 5th into 3rd moving above their weekends opponents Sherrardswood Ladies in the process on their travels Bishops Stortford won the game 2-1 with goals from Yasmin Smith and Elle Georgiou. Manjinder Atwal on the score sheet for Sherrardswood Ladies.

In Beds & Herts Division Two leaders Houghton Athletic Ladies weren’t in action, giving 2nd placed Sharnbrook WFC the chance to close the 5 point gap in 2nd the unbeaten side travelling to Hitchin Town Ladies. Ellie Fursland on 11 minutes and Kayleigh Saunders scoring on 17 minutes gave Hitchin Town Ladies an early lead. Sharnbrook WFC pulled a goal back on 70 minutes through Claire Smith but it wasn’t enough as Hitchin Town Ladies ended their unbeaten record moving up into 4th place in the table.

 Worse for Sharnbrook WFC as they drop down to 3rd spot in the table following their defeat as Woburn Lionesses move above them following a 5-1 win at home against bottom side Evergreen Eagles. Jay Birse and Georgia Herrington both scoring 2 goals with the 5th scored by Catriona Roxburgh. Watton Ladies also move up the table into 5th above their weekends opponents Garston Ladies FC 96 after a 5-2 win away from home to end 2015.

 One match in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three sees Icknield Ladies end the year 3 points clear at the top of the table in what is shaping up to be another hotly contested league. Were at home and it isn’t the 1st time this season both Jodie and Zoe Molloy have gotten on the scoresheet, with Cyeanna Eaton also scoring in a 3-0 win over Bedwell Rangers.

  One last match to bring you from the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup 2nd Round another postponed fixture needing to be played between Division Three title chasers Evergreen Ladies and Crawley Green Ladies the visitors advancing through to the next round following a narrow 2-1 win Samantha Joiner and Jessica McNamara with the goals for Crawley Green. Samantha Jakson scoring for Evergreen Ladies.

   That’s it then the last Edition of The Tuesday Round-Up for 2015 completed, will be plenty more to come in 2016. League’s shaping up nicely going to be some hotly contested games to look forwards too in the New Year along with the cup competitions as they enter the quarter final stage and beyond not too many clear runners for silverware anywhere across the East, exciting to see how it all unfolds. Hope we don’t lose any more sides in the 2016 with Barking Ladies, Leverstock Green Ladies, Firside Athletic, Deeping Diamonds Ladies, Ipswich Valley Rangers and Takeley WFC dropping out of the leagues, will see a few of them return in some form or another in the future though and look forwards to that too. 

   2015 has been a blast loved covering the action seeing how the leagues unfold. Thanks for reading and your support for Women’s Football East wishing you a Very Happy Christmas and all the best for your football and beyond in 2016.

Match Report – C&K Basildon Ladies v Portsmouth FC Ladies


The final match report of 2015 on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog comes from the FAWPL Southern Division. A trip down to Canvey Island FC in Essex to watch newly promoted side C&K Basildon Ladies take on defending champions Portsmouth FC Ladies. Turned out to be another highly entertaining match to end the year on a 7 goal thriller, click on the link below to take you to the blog to read all the action.

C&K Basildon Ladies v Portsmouth FC Ladies

The Tuesday Round-Up

The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Fourteen

On Friday night rounding up all this weekends women’s football fixtures across the East, Edition Fourteen of The Tuesday Round-Up looked like it was going to be one of the most jam packed yet with some very tasty looking clashes spread right across 65 fixtures, however the penultimate Edition of 2015 saw those fixtures almost halved as games right across the region fell victim to the heavy band of rain that fell across the country on Saturday, soaking already damp ground fixtures were lost in every league from the FAWPL Southern Division all the way down to county level with every league seeing postponements as the fixtures needing to be caught up on in the New Year start to pile up for alot of teams. Half of the fixtures did survive of course and that means there is still plenty to bring you so let’s get Edition Fourteen of The Tuesday Round-Up started.

FAWPL Southern Division

     Brighton & Hove Albion WFC regained top spot in the FAWPL Southern Division last Sunday in front of a record breaking crowd at the Amex Stadium beating then leaders Charlton Athletic Women 2-0. With both 2nd placed Charlton and 3rd placed Cardiff City Ladies seeing their fixtures fall foul of the wet weather, Brighton & Hove Albion WFC had the opportunity to extend their lead at the top as they hosted bottom side Plymouth Argyle Ladies who have only won the 1 league game all season that back on the 20th September. Were 1-0 down at the break Charlotte Gurr scoring late in the 1st half to give Brighton the advantage. That was the scoreline as the match went into injury time after the 90 had been played, then up stepped Lisa Fulgence coming on as an 84th minute substitute returning from a long term injury lay off. Marked her return to action for the 1st team with a quick fire brace scoring 2 goals in 2 minutes in injury time to seal a 3-0 victory for Brighton and move them 6 points clear of their rivals at the top of the FAWPL Southern Division.

Portsmouth Ladies won their 3rd consecutive league match in a row to move right up onto the tails of Cardiff and Charlton. Were hosting Tottenham Hotspur Ladies this weekend the visitors scoring on the 18th minute Jenna Schillaci putting the ball into the back of the next, Portsmouth pulled the scores level 3 minutes before half-time Ini Umotong scoring. Wasn’t until the 80th minute before the home side took the lead Lucy Quinn with the goal the lead 3-1, 4 minutes later as Sarah Kempson got herself on the score sheet. Schillaci netted again for Tottenham late on it wasn’t enough as Portsmouth held out for the 3-2 consolidating 4th spot going into Christmas.

  It was a clash of the newly promoted sides to the division at Canvey Island FC with C&K Basildon Ladies hosting Forest Green Rovers Ladies. Have had contrasting starts to life in the top division in the winter football pyramid. A good start to their league campaign saw C&K Basildon Ladies pick up useful early points, since then results have varied they lay in mid-table have been clear of the sides at the bottom all season to date. In contrast Forest Green Rovers Ladies, are 2nd bottom with just the 2 wins and a draw giving them the points both wins against West Ham United Ladies. Like bottom side Plymouth haven’t won in the league since September which has seen them slip down the table. Hannah Porter gave C&K Basildon the lead with Lily Mellors and Zoe Rushen making it 3-0 to the home side before Lisa Coe pulled 1 back for Forest Green Rovers on 76 minutes. Final score 3-1 C&K Basildon record their 4th win of the season to move onto 16 points in 7th place. 

Queens Park Rangers Ladies were playing their last league game of 2015 this weekend at home at The Honeycroft the visitors West Ham United Ladies, both looking for the 3 points to move them away from the sides at the bottom of the table. Danielle Puddefoot gave QPR the lead on 16 minutes as slender advantage going into the break, Sophie Fogarty extended the lead 7 minutes into the 2nd half. West Ham United pulled it back to 2-1 on 60 minutes with Romina Pinna the player on target, however coming off the bench Joanne Wilson netted in the 83rd minute to restore the 2 goal cushion QPR winning 3-1 to close the gap on West Han United Ladies in 9th to a single point.

FAWPL South East Division One

   All of the leagues in the East saw at least one postponed fixture games getting called off with plenty of notice in most cases, however you have to feel sorry for Gillingham FC Ladies busy promoting their home game against Lowestoft Town Ladies, were informed extremely late that their opponents couldn’t field a team and the match was called off, a disappointment to players and fans alike, so instead the Gillingham FC Ladies squad treated the TW Foresters FC Girls squad who had come along to watch to a kick about at Chatham FC.

   The other 2 fixtures did take place in the FAWPL South East Division One did survive the weather. Runaway leaders Crystal Palace Ladies at home to bottom side Bedford Ladies. The visitors opening the scoring after just 3 minutes. That however was as good as the afternoon was going to get for Bedford Ladies as Crystal Palace started to dominate, Abigail Igbavboa pulling scores level, adding a 2nd before half time, with Pamela McRoberts getting a goal in between to make it 3-1 at half-time. The home side came out all guns blazing 2nd half Gemma Bryan netting their 4th followed a minute later by Igbavboa completing her hat-trick. Rochelle Shakes scored Crystal Palace’s 6th goal of the afternoon, substitute Nicha Dyett came on to score 2 goals with Bryan scoring to more to complete her hat-trick to seal a huge 10-0 win which sees them finish 2015 top of the league undefeated.

   In the other FAWPL South East Division One match Norwich City Ladies welcomed 3rd place Milton Keynes Dons Ladies to Plantation Park. The away side proving too strong on the day scoring 4 goals through Andie Dickens, Heather McDonnell, Sophie Watson and Charly Wright to wrap up a 4-0 win and take the 3 points that lift them above Luton Town Ladies into 2nd spot in the league table.

Eastern Regional Leagues

   Now as we go down through the leagues from regional to county it’s when the P-P start to stack up. In the ERWFL Premier Division just one of the 4 listed fixtures survived the weekend with Colchester Town Ladies playing at home against 3rd placed AFC Sudbury Ladies. Was a welcome win for Colchester Town after last Sunday’s heavy defeat to Brentwood Town Ladies. A single won the match AFC Sudbury putting through their own net to give the 3 points to Colchester Town Ladies.

  One fixture in ERWFL Division One East too, and a 2nd successive defeat for Silver End United Ladies following 6 wins out of 6 at the start of their league campaign, this one a high scoring game 11 goals shared between them and visitors Ipswich Wanderers Ladies. Rebecca Hollocks scored 4 goals for Silver End United an OG making it 5 to the home side. A hat-trick for Jessy Whurr, 2 more goals from Tarnya McKew and 1 scored by Michelle Allum saw Ipswich Wanderers edge it however winning 6-5 the 3 points lifting them up into 3rd spot in the table.

  Same deal in ERWFL Division One West with only 1 fixture beating the weather, with bottom side Colney Heath Ladies still searching for their 1st league win of the season visiting Sawbrideworth Town WFC. Colney Heath took the lead in the 1st half Holly Sheridan on target, Sawbridgeworth hit back before the break to make it 1-1 at half-time, went on to score twice more 2nd half the goals from Lucy Bartholomew x2 and Shannon Hardinges, Lucy Hancock pulling one back for Colney Heath Ladies, not enough Sawbridgeworth Town WFC taking the 3 points.


 In Norfolk Women’s Division One all 4 of the title contenders were in action this Sunday two of them playing one another as 3rd placed Aylsham FC Ladies the defending champions hosted 2nd placed Brandon Town Ladies at their new home ground. Wasn’t the start they would have wanted saw their goalkeeper Jess Tipple taken to hospital following a brave challenge that left her in a neck brace, suffering from concussion, thankfully no broken bones and Women’s Football East wishes her a speedy recovery. Brandon Town Ladies went on to win the game 6-1 Tiffany Forshaw scoring 4 goals with Brooke Wickens adding 2 more, Leanne Woodward with the consolation goal for Aylsham FC Ladies.

Brandon Town Ladies end the year unbeaten in 2nd spot in the table as the Norfolk League has now finished for 2015 resumes January 10th. Stay 2nd because leaders Thorpe United Ladies recorded an even bigger victory at the weekend. At home taking on Fakenham Town Ladies who had just the 10 players on the day. Charlotte Groves bagged herself 5 goals, with a hat-trick added by Rebekah Lake, Judith Bloomfield and Joanna Davey also scoring and OG making it 11-1 the final score, Harriet Rudd with the goal for Fakenham Town Ladies. Wymondham Town Ladies finish 2015 in 3rd spot with a 100% win record 6 wins out of 6 winning 5-1 at home this Sunday against Bungay Town Ladies. Kayleigh Holloway on target twice with the other goals from Sally Hammerton, Gemma Hamilton-Rout & Laura Hammerton. Bungay Town’s goal scored by Michelle Stanborough.

It was to Norfolk Division Two that this weekends match report  on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog comes from, a trip to North East Norfolk to watch 2nd placed North Walsham Angels Ladies taking on 3rd placed Sprowston Ladies who were in a good run of form winning their last 4 league matches in a row, big test today against one of the title favourites, had just the bare 11 with no goalkeeper, first team manager Lois Irving putting herself in goal. Were organised and solid at the start making it very hard for North Walsham Angels Ladies to find and space behind as they got numbers back to defend, had few chances of their own but right at the end of the 1st half, Rebecca Kirby broke from the back to play the ball perfectly through to striker Shanice Sutton to break in behind the home defence and slot the ball home. 

North Walsham responded straight away 2nd half from a corner Luci Middleton heading the ball into the back of the net, Sprowston hit back straight away Kirby getting forwards again allowed too much space and time before rifling a 20 yard strike onto the net. Luci Middleton scored her 2nd of the match getting in behind the Sprowston back line to make it 2-2, then with he light fading fast midfielder Amy Hemp tried her luck from distance twice scoring to give North Walsham Angels Ladies a 4-2 win the result lifting them to the top of the table. For the whole match report on the SWF Blog click on the link below.

North Walsham Angels Ladies v Sprowston Ladies 13/12/15

One more match played in Division Two, 4th placed Red Rose Ladies recording a big home win against Stalham Town Ladies to end 2015, Vicky Lubbock scoring 4 times, 2 more from Sophie Lubbock and a goal each for Lauren Hems, Emma Talmadge and Stacey High sealing a 9-0 win.

One more match to bring you from Norfolk in Division Three and a welcome win for Freethorpe Ladies to see them moving back up the table up into 4th spot now after a 2-1 away victory against bottom side Sprowston Ladies Reserves, both their goals scored by Laura Peachment.


Postponements in Suffolk too saw just the one game played in the Women’s Division a big game however with 2nd placed East Bergholt United taking on 4th placed Copleston Ladies. The points were shared in a 2-2 draw all the goals coming in the 2nd half Laura Calver and Jessica Clark on target for East Bergholt. Jade Horne with both strikes for Copleston the point lifting them back up into 3rd, whilst the point for East Bergholt moves them to the top of the table a point clear of Brantham Athletic Ladies who saw their match called off this Sunday.


Not too many games played in Cambridgeshire this Sunday, in the Premiership, Newmarket Town Ladies were also the victim of a late call off as their opponents Huntingdon Town Ladies couldn’t field a team. One match was played in the Premiership and a single goal settled it with ICA Sports Ladies winning away to Netherton United Ladies to move them into 4th place in the table, Tash Applegate with the goal.

 One match played in the Women’s Championship North too, and a huge win for leaders Bourne Ladies to move them 3 points clear at the top from 2nd placed Wisbech St Marys Ladies as they beat 2nd bottom side Hungate Rovers Ladies 12-0. Braces all round for Rosanna Baker, Tracey Duxbury-Mead and Claire Lawrenson. Kimberly Fairweather went one better getting a hat-trick with further goals scored by Toni McHamilton and Becky Cope an OG completing the scoreline. 

One match played in the Women’s Championship South this Sunday too a top of the table clash with leaders St Ives Tow Ladies hosting 2nd placed Park Ladies. Open up the gap at the top to 8 points over Park Ladies as Georgia Rebane fired in 2 goals, Erin Powell scoring for Park Ladies wasn’t enough 2-1 the final score.


Premier Division leaders Chelmsford City Ladies were held to a 2-2 draw at home to bottom side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies this weekend, Lisa Overall scoring from the penalty spot, Jessica Loble also scoring. Are now 4 points clear at the top as the teams below them continue to jockey with each other for position. 2nd placed Hullbridge Sports Ladies saw their match at home to Walden Ladies postponed whilst 3rd placed Eastern Avenue were at home to Collier Row Tigers 3 points behind them in 4th. The visitors move up into 3rd above Eastern Avenue on goal difference winning the match 3-0.

In Division One, Harlow Town Ladies lost!… Had you going there didn’t I? Course they didn’t extend their 100% winning start to the season to 12 games are 9 points clear at the top. Although this Sunday’s result was a quiet one by their recent standards give some credit to opponents Wickford Town Ladies for that. At home Harlow won the match 5-0 Philippa Stephens scoring 2, with Tia Dye, Abbie Bensted and Nene McInerney from the penalty spot all finding the back of the net. At the other end of the table it would be nice to say Waltham Forest Ladies picked up a point however it was another heavy defeat variable figures but the final score at home against Hullbridge Sports Ladies Reserves was 27-0.

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

  Just the one game played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One at the bottom of the table, was another huge 3 points for Toddington Rovers Ladies recording their 2nd successive win following an opening run of 8 straight defeats. Same opponents bottom side Sandy Ladies were at home on this occasion. Won the match 4-2 with Laura Day on target 3 times for her hat-trick, Amy Summerfield with the other goal. Amber Williams and Chloe Reeves scoring Sandy Ladies goals.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two was the exception to the rule this weekend with all 4 of the scheduled fixtures surviving the weather. Was a top of the table clash this Sunday too, with league leaders Houghton Athletic Ladies hosting 2nd placed Sharnbrook WFC, a thrilling end to the match saw the spoils shared the final score 3-3 keeping both sides unbeaten records intact, Charlotte Mullins and 2 from Emily Clark for Sharnbrook, 2 goals for Becky Sullivan and 1 from Errin Davie for Houghton Athletic who remain 5 points clear at the top.

 Moving up into 3rd spot are Woburn Lionesses at home to Hitchin Town Ladies this weekend, 2 goals from Emily Saunders and another scored by Emma Payne giving them the 3 points after a 3-1 win. Kayleigh Saunders with the goal for Hitchin Town.  Watton Ladies were 5-1 away winner at AFC Kempston Rovers Ladies to lift themselves away from the 3 sides below them at the bottom of the table. Royston Town Ladies Reserves newly formed this season have had a tough start to life in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two 6 defeats before today they finally got a win under their belts playing at home to 2nd bottom Evergreen Eagles a high scoring match winning 5-3 thanks to goals from Amber Murray, Kelly Yarwood and Georgia Gannaway with Amy Cooper grabbing a brace the win lifts them off the bottom. Sophie Clark scoring 2 of Evergreen Eagles goals, who slip to the bottom now the only side without a win in the league.

Was a white wash in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three no games taking place.

Just 2 more fixtures to bring you both from the quarter finals of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup. Cup holders Stevenage Ladies were in action this Sunday away to Garston Ladies from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One, the ERWFL Premier Division leaders too strong on the day advancing through to the semi-finals following a 4-0. Another Division One side to bow out at the quarter finals stage are Bishops Stortford Ladies beaten away from home 8-0 by Watford Ladies (Development U19’s).

 That’s another Edition of The Tuesday Round-Up completed blighted by postponements, the weather however is sadly beyond everyone’s control and we will see more of the same no doubt, the fixtures are racking up going to be a hectic 2016 for some. Just one more weekend of fixtures left in 2015, one more Edition to write (in 20150 let’s home for a dryer weekend, hope you’ve all got your Christmas shopping done (says someone who’s still got loads to do.) Until next Tuesday thanks for reading.  

Match Report – North Walsham Angels Ladies v Sprowston Ladies


 This Sunday’s women’s football action on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog comes from Norfolk. In Division Two a clash between 2nd and 3rd as one of the favourites to win the title, North Walsham Angels Ladies hosted Sprowston Ladies who were on a great run of league form going into this weekends game 4 straight wins which had put them to within a point of their opponents. Click on the link below to take you to the match report.

North Walsham Angels Ladies v Sprowston Ladies

The Tuesday Round-Up

The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Thirteen

The Thirteenth Edition of Women’s Football East, The Tuesday Round-Up is here. A huge amount of action and games to cover with the weather for a change not affecting too many fixtures across the East, even though well all felt the gusts from Storm Desmond. Every league across the east saw at least one match being played and with that we saw a couple of sides lose their undefeated status. Was also the 1st Round Proper of the FA Women’s Cup with 8 sides featuring from the East across 6 ties. Catching up with postponements in other cup competition too, some delayed by 2 weeks already, in Norfolk, a re-run of a League Cup semi-final in Sufffolk too aswell as the Beds & Herts League Cup 2nd Round. 

FA Women’s Cup 1st Round Proper

Let’s start with the FA Women’s Cup, entering the 1st Round Proper it was largely sides from the FAWPL Division One and a few regional sides that had made it this far after 4 rounds of qualifying. 6 ties featuring sides competing in the region and it to one of these sides that the Supporting Women’s Football Blog travelled to on Sunday with Old Actonians Ladies from the FAWPL South East Division One hosting Swindon Town Ladies their counterparts from the South West Division One, one of two back to back games between them as they have also been paired in the FAWPL League Cup, was postponed last Sunday and cant’ go ahead this with the FA Women’s Cup taking priority.

 The venue was switched to a 3G pitch at Brunel University, with both sides playing on the surface for the 1st time. Was an evenly matched affair, with both sides looking to attack with purpose, the final ball not coming off with defences doing well, a game of few chances, Swindon edging those 1st half, Old Actonians coming out 2nd half and looking to press more higher up the pitch creating more opportunities, at 0-0 with just 3 minutes left to play, Swindon having a quick counter attack al through the match broke capitalised on a mistake in midfield with saw the ball played through to striker Ellie Maynard inside the box, hit the shot hard putting it past the diving keeper and in the back of the net to win the time and book their place in the 2nd Round where they have been drawn at home to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies. To view the whole match report simply click on the link below. 

Old Actonians Ladies v Swindon Town Ladies 06/12/15

Two all FAWPL South East Division One ties next up, the 1st featuring 3rd v 1st in the league with leading side Crystal Palace Ladies travelling to play Milton Keynes Dons Ladies. Alma Donohoe scored the opening goal to give Crystal Palace Ladies a 1-0 lead at half-time. Soon after the start of the 2nd half Crystal Palace Ladies, Rochelle Shakes was brought down inside the box to earn her side a penalty. Freda Holdaway stepped up to take and scored. Donohoe added her 2nd on 65 minutes with Gemma Bryan scoring in the final 10 minutes to give Crystal Palace Ladies a 4-0. Will be at home in the 2nd Round Proper playing West Ham United Ladies.

In the other all FAWPL South East Division One tie it was a Bedfordshire derby with 2nd placed Luton Town Ladies visiting Bedford Ladies. Luton Town Ladies went 2-0 with goals from Joanne Rutherford and Natasha Fensome. Bedford Ladies pulled one back through Chelsea Hunter before Luton restored the 2 goal cushion, Erica Byron scoring their 3rd goal. Rebecca Vaas scored for Bedford to make it 3-2. Luton held on for the win and have at tasty looking tie in the 2nd Round drawn away to FAWPL Southern Division leaders Brighton & Hove Albion WFC.

FAWPL South East Division One side Gillingham FC Ladies were away in the 1st Round playing London Corinthians Ladies whom had knocked them out of the County Cup back in November. A different affair this time around Gillingham have made high scoring cup ties their forte at the moment. Took an early lead through Kallie Balfour. London Corinthians pulled the scores level midway through the 2nd half Hannah Tichener the scorer, the match ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, onto extra time. A dramtic 30 minutes, Gillingham given a penalty early on scored by Madison North with Paige Baker-Carroll putting them 3-1 up, Danielle Harrison pulling it back to 3-2 for London Corinthians they drew level as Holly Ryde converted a penalty kick too. Baker-Carroll scored 22 minutes into extra time her goal proving the be the winner as Gillingham edged it 4-3. Face a long away trip in the 2nd Round playing Forest Green Rovers Ladies.

A high scoring match between Fulham FC Foundation Ladies and Enfield Town Ladies ending 3-3 after 90 minutes. Enfield Town were 3-1 up with 6 minutes left to play before Fulham FC Foundation came back to draw it 3-3 then went on to win the penalty shoot-out and make history by reaching the 2nd Round Proper where they will be at home to Lewes Ladies.

 FAWPL Southern Division

All change at the top of the FAWPL Southern Division again as Brighton & Hove Albion WFC retake top spot from Charlton Athletic Women. It was Charlton Athletic Women they were playing too, to do it. A special occasion this Sunday from Brighton as they were getting to play at the Amex Stadium, the game was played in front of a record FAWPL crowd of 3256 and they witnessed a home win, Jay Blackie settling any nerves early on scoring 9 minutes in, Charlotte Gurr adding a 2nd just before half-time, that turning out to be the final score a 2-0 win moving them back into top spot. It finished goalless in the match between C&K Basildon Ladies and Coventry United Ladies. 

One other FAWPL Southern Division game played this Sunday saw West Ham United Ladies travelling to the south coast to play Portsmouth Ladies. West Ham United were left shell shocked at half time after conceding six goals, Sarah Kempson scoring twice on 10 and 17 minutes, Nigerian international Ini Umotang adding 2 more herself on 36 and 39 minutes with Emma Sherwood (one of the six West Ham United players infamously departing the club earlier in the season) adding 2 more goals on 44 and 45 minutes. Sherwood went on to wrap up her hat-trick in the 2nd half Portsmouth Ladies winning the match 7-0.

FAWPL South East Division One

Cambridge United WFC are in a rich vein of form and it continued this Sunday with a trip to the East Coast to play Lowesfoft Town Ladies. The good run keeps going with Sarah Wiltshire opening the scoring, Faith Hewitt on hand to score a 2nd goal. Wiltshire scored for a 2nd time the final score 4-0, with Paige Logie getting the goal, the win see’s Cambridge’s unbeaten run in the league stretch to 7 mathes and lifts them up to 4th place in the table already equalling last season’s points tally of 20.

Norwich City Ladies have plenty of young players in their starting XI and they continue to do well consolidating their spot in the top half of the table were on the road this Sunday playing Denham United Ladies. Ellen Swift gave them an early lead opening the scoring on 2 minutes. Natasha Snelling added a 2nd goal just before the break. Denham pulled a goal back in the 2nd half but it wasn’t enough Norwich winning 2-1 to take the 3 points.

 Eastern Regional Leagues

Unbeaten 100% winning starts were brought to an end in the Eastern Regional Leagues this Sunday. The first of those belonging to Premier Division leaders Stevenage Ladies. Were at home this Sunday the visitors Haringey Borough Women, played well to take the 3 points Zhane Amoaten amongst the goal scorers in a 3-1 win to put them up into 4th place level on points with 3rd placed AFC Sudbury Ladies.

 AFC Sudbury Ladies themselves were looking to close the gap on 2nd placed Billericay Town Ladies had beaten them at home earlier in the season to spark a 3 game winning streak to move them up into 3rd spot. Away to Billericay Town Ladies who needed to put some pressure on leaders Stevenage Ladies themselves it was the home side who took the 3 points winning the match by a single goal. Colchester Town Ladies could only muster 10 players for the trip to Brentwood Town Ladies that was soon reduced to 9 through injury, Brentwood Town Ladies used the player advantage to full effect winning 8-1, Chelcee Grimes netting a hat-trick with braces added by both Ashley Debnam and Emma Mackie along with Paidamoyo Dedza added a goal.

4 more Premier Division sides were involved in League Cup action playing 3rd Round ties. Acle United Ladies finally getting to play a football match having seen over a month without a competitive game. Were on their travels down into Essex to play Gt Wakering Rover Ladies. With a bare 11 available it was Acle who took the lead 18 minutes into the 2nd half, player coach Joanne Hooper putting the ball into the back of the net. Gt Wakering Rovers found an equalising goal with 7 minutes left to play forcing extra-time, went on to score again in the extra 30 minutes to win the tie 2-1 and advance. 

 In the other 3rd Round League Cup tie AFC Dunstable Ladies were hosting Gt Shelford Ladies, the home side scoring through Bethany Stanton. It wasn’t enough as Gt Shelford Ladies found the back of the net twice with goals from Alison Wright and Cindy Ponder.

 It was in the ERWFL Division One East that the other unbeaten 100% record was lost as joint leaders Silver End United Ladies travelled to Suffolk to play Bury Town Ladies. Nadine Basson continuing to enjoy her return form a long injury lay off, scoring 2 for Bury Town. Rebecca Hollocks pulling a goal back in the last 5 minutes for Silver End United, it wasn’t enough as they lose in the league for the 1st time the season. The win for Bury Town Ladies lifting them up into 3rd spot in the table.

That leaves one unbeaten team with a 100% record in the ERWFL, Writtle Ladies moving 3 points clear at the top of Division One East over Silver End United Ladies. Abigail Fry scoring a hat-trick as they demolished bottom side West Billericay Ladies at home 8-0. The other goals scored by Courtney Clarke, Sophie Vale, Georgina Tucker and a brace by Charlotte Walker.

Hutton Ladies were 4 points clear at the top of ERWFL Division One West going into this weekends fixtures were on the road playing 3rd placed Royston Town Ladies, they close to within 2 points of Hutton Ladies following a 5-1 win. Samantha Tinsley scoring 2, with their other goals from, Emma Phipps, Hayley Graham and Georgia Gannaway. Hayley Critchell scoring for Hutton.

 Hutton Ladies lead is now down to a single point as 2nd placed Offley & Stopsley Ladies also win 3 points at the weekend. Were on their travels playing 2nd bottom Hoddesdon Owls, Rachael Lewis, Charlene Moreton, Sheree Oliver and Shanice Sanderson all on the score sheet following a 4-1 win. In the other match in the division, Stevenage Ladies Reserves were hosting bottom side Colney Heath Ladies who had picked up their 1st league point last Sunday got a 2nd this time around after a high scoring draw final score 4-4 Stevenage Ladies Reserves levelling it late on their 4 goals scored by Leah Littlechild and an Alexandria Moir hat-trick. Faith Trounce netted twice for Colney Heath Ladies with their other 2 goals scored by Eustacia Randles and Adrienne Milton.


Were still two ties from the 2nd Round of the Women’s League Cup that needed to be settled having both been postponed twice it was a case of hoping it would be 3rd time lucky. Division Two high flyers North Walsham Ladies faced a tough test at home taking on the League Cup holders Wymondham Town Ladies. The holders progress winning the match 4-2. The other tie was an all Division Three affair with the top two facing one another, Gorleston FC Ladies hosting Harleston Town Ladies, both haven’t played a competitive game for over a month going into this game. Gorleston proving too strong advance winning the match 4-0, Bethany Turner scoring 2 goals with a goal each for Sophie Gillett and Tina Carter.

Norfolk Women’s Division One has new leaders again, with Thorpe United Ladies claiming top spot for the 1st time this season, were on the road away to Bungay Town Ladies and with the 3 sides above them not in league action. Capitalised edging out Bungay Town in a 3-2 win Judith Bloomfield, Kimberly Broom and Charlotte Groves all on target for Thorpe United. Bungay Town scorers Michelle Stanborough and Emily Fusco. 

Bottom side Mulbarton Bells finally got their 1st league point on the board in Division One this season following a 2-2 draw away to Fakenham Town Ladies. Turned up at Clipbush Park with just 10 players again came back from going a goal down twice, Sain Sands on target for Fakenham Town Ladies both times, former Fakenham player Lauren Matthews and Holly Baker scoring for Mulbarton Belles. 

Lynn Ladies were away to Long Stratton Ladies, came out the better of a high scoring contest 2-1 down at the break went on to win the match 4-3 to move back into 5th spot, Shelley Woods scoring another hat-trick with Lisa Wilson getting the other goal, Stephanie Lund also saw her penalty saved. Charlie Head, Summer Moore and Ellie Sostman scored for Long Stratton Ladies.

In Division Two, Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies hadn’t played a league match since the start of November in that time had been nudged off top spot by North Walsham Angels Ladies. Had started the season well 5 wins out of 5, were away to Bohemians Ladies this Sunday, made it 6 wins out of 6 to retake top spot. Went 1-0 down however Joanne Ogogo scoring for Bohemians Ladies. Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies came back 2nd half finding the back of the net 4 times through Gemma Farman, Nikki Wigg, Jody Wells and Sophie Martin.

Out of no where Sprowston Ladies have snuck up on the leading pair in Division Two, in 3rd place, are now a point behind 2nd placed North Walsham Angels Ladies and 3 behind leaders Kirkley & Pakefield. Have now won 4 league matches in a row scoring 7 goals in each of their last 3 league games the latest this Sunday at home to bottom side Morley Ladies winning 7-1 Millie Cursons and Beth Cornwall both getting 2 each with the other goals from Lauren Norstead, Rebecca Kirby and Paige Wright. 

Was another high scoring match in the other Division Two with Stalham Town Ladies winning 6-2 at home to Bungay Town Ladies Reserves. Kiera Brown finding the back of the net 3 times for Stalham Town with 2 more goals scored by Marie Meale and the 6th from Amber Mayhew. Taylor Whiting and Nicola Hazell on target for Bungay Town Ladies Reserves.

In Norfolk Women’s Division Three, Red Rose United are up into 3rd spot having now won 3 matches in a row following their poor start. Away to Freethorpe Ladies this Sunday won 3-1 all 3 of their goals coming in the 1st half, Sarah Miller pulling one back for Freethorpe Ladies who after a promising start are falling down the table. Another side recovering from a poor start to the season in Division Three are Dereham Town Ladies are now unbeaten in 3 have improved defensively not conceding so many, kept their 1st clean sheet of the season playing local rivals Toftwood Ladies for the 2nd successive Sunday following a 2-2 away draw last time out, got the 3 points this time winning 1-0 to move into 5th a point behind Toftwood in 4th.


A farcical situation led to the Suffolk Women’s League Cup semi-final between Copleston Ladies and Witnesham Wasps Ladies getting abandoned 2 weekends ago finishing 2-2 (aet) it was the too dark to take penalties. The match rescheduled for this Sunday with an earlier kick-off with Copleston Ladies travelling to Witnesham Wasps Ladies. Extra-time and pentalies weren’t required. Elysia Young gave Copleston Ladies a 1-0 lead at half time. Witnesham Wasps hit back 2nd half scoring 4 goals a brace for both Emma Long and Emily Steward, Young scored her 2nd of the match too. 4-2 the final score Witnesham Wasps Ladies win a place in the Suffolk Women’s League Cup Final where they will face Brantham Athletic Ladies.

One league match also took place in the Suffolk Women’s Division and whilst Copleston Ladies were involved in their semi-final match, Bacton United Ladies took their opportunity to leap above them and take 3rd spot in the table winning 8-0 at home to bottom side Ipswich Phoenix Ladies. Lois Balfour with 4 of their goals, Francesca Rainbird also scoring a hat-trick, Maria Walker also scoring.


Let’s start with the ad news and I hate to report this, the 1st time on The Tuesday Round-Up can only hope it’s the last. A side has dropped out of the league, from the Women’s Premiership, Deeping Diamonds Ladies, achieved promotion only this season, sadly all the signs of a struggling club were their failing to field a team fixtures called off, not good. Having followed their progress there are some talented players there and I hope they all find another club and continue playing and maybe one day Deeping Diamonds will feature in women’s football again.

Knew something was amiss when I saw this weekends results and the league table didn’t read right, has of course been adjusted to compensate for the missing side. Points gained against Deeping Diamonds Ladies removed in the Premiership. With leaders Cambridge United WFC drawing and 2nd placed Cambridge University Women winning they should have been top but not in the adjusted table. Cambridge United WFC Reserves are a point clear at the top following a 3-3 draw at home to Bar Hill Ladies, Monique Christian, Gemma Clarke and Hayley Turner on target for the home side, whilst Anna Jepshon , Sam Reid and Natalie Wells scored for Bar Hill who climb up to 4th.

 Cambridge University Women had 14 points last weekend to go 2nd still have 14 points losing 3 won against Deeping Diamonds they were hosting Netherton United Ladies this Sunday a close contest a single goal taking the 3 points scored by Lynn Jones-Taylor for Cambridge University Women. Moving back up into 3rd position are Cambridge City Ladies winning 5-0 at home to Newmarket Town Ladies, Saskia Capetti, Bronte Rapley, Grace Stanley and 2 from Philippa Witherspoon the goal scorers.

Just the one match in the Championship North this weekend with Stamford Ladies winning big at home against bottom side Tydd St Mary Ladies, won the game 11-0 halting their slide down the table and lifting them back amongst the chasing pack into 3rd spot.

 A late fixture switch saw Park Ladies changing form a home game to an away trip to 2nd bottom Little Paxton Ladies who were still looking for their 1st league points of the season. Finally got a point with the spoils shared after a 2-2 draw, Erin Powell and Casey Ward with Park Ladies goals. 3rd placed Milton Ladies were hosting league leaders St Ives Town Ladies who are in a strong run off form winning 5 league games in a row before this weekend, made it 6 wins to extend their lead at the top, Hannah Seymour-Shove and Tierney Poore scoring in a 2-1 win. Shona Kelly, Laura Todd and Rebecca Webb were on goal scorers for Isleham United Ladies at the weekend, it wasn’t enough however to get anything from their home match as they lost out 5-3 to Comberton Ladies who finally get back to winning ways having suffered 4 straight league defeats previously Kerri Hilton-Taylor banging 4 goals into the back of the net with Molly Funge also getting herself a goal.


 In the Essex Women’s Premier Division it was a surprise defeat for leaders Chelmsford City Ladies only their 2nd defeat of the season were away to Collier Row Tigers who have enjoyed some great form themselves of late, was an 11 goal thriller the home side just edging it 6-5, would have love to read a report from that game. Collier Row Tigers open up a gap from the teams below them in 4th. 2nd and 3rd met this weekend Hullbridge Sports Ladies playing Eastern Avenue both on 17 points looking to close the gap on leaders Chelmsford City, they lost however the gap was only narrowed by a point as the title chasers played out a 1-1 draw, Hannah Warner giving Eastern Avenue a 1st half lead, Hullbridge Sports pulled it level in the 2nd half converting from the penalty spot to share the points. In the other Premier Division match played this weekend it was a valuable 3 points won by Walden Ladies at home against Runwell Hospital Ladies to move them away from the bottom of the table up into 6th.

In Essex Women’s Division One, runaway leaders a seemingly unstoppable force in the league were at home to their closest rivals at the weekend 2nd placed Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves regularly scoring double figures in games thought this might be a closer affair… wrong. Harlow Ladies made it 11 wins out of 11 to pull further clear at the top winning 12-0, Nene McInernery scoring 4 of their goals, 2 each for Tia Dye, Victoria Hall, and Philippa Stephens, Imogen Palmer and Catherine Kelly also getting in on the goal scoring act.

 Wickford Town Ladies in 4th spot in Essex Women’s Division One also won comfortably at the weekend a home game against Valley Green the 3 points secured thanks to a 5-0 win. Chigwell Ladies climb up to 5th place following a 6-2 win over Hullbridge Sports Ladies Reserves. 

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

An ever changing picture at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One with leaders Harvesters FC distracted by the League Cup this Sunday it was Hertford Town Ladies who took advantage were away playing Letchworth Garden City Eagles, 3rd v 4th going into the match a close contest, 7 goals scored Hertford Town Ladies taking the 3 points winning 4-3 to move a point clear at the top, Kerry Oldham scoring 2, Laveena Betts and Becky Shephard also getting a goal. Jade Finch, Tayla Murray and Emily Jamieson with the goals for Letchworh.

At the other end of Division One bottom side Toddington Rovers Ladies had lost their 1st 8 matches following promotion to the league were away this Sunday playing 2nd bottom Sandy Ladies who themselves had mustered just one point all season so far. Laura Day and 2 goals from Amy Summerfield finally gave Toddington Rovers a win in the league after 9 attempts their 1st 3 points lifting them off the bottom into 7th as they push Sandy Ladies to the bottom.

Displaced as leaders in Division One, Harvesters FC were also knocked out of the League Cup this weekend by last season’s beaten finalists, Sherrardswood Ladies the tie finshing 2-2 after extra time, Shivani Bedi and Ellie Lovelock on target for Harvesters FC the away side hit back with goals from Rhiana Rose and Majinder Atwal scoring in the 9oth minute to force extra-time, no goals in the extra period onto penalties Sherrardswood Ladies pinching it winning 5-4.

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two, leaders Houghton Athletic Ladies continue to lead the way, 7 matches, 7 wins, the latest on the road at Watton Ladies winning 3-1 courtesy of 2 goals from Ciara Craig with Emma Hawkes also getting a goal. Sharnbrook WFC are doing their best to keep up in 2nd spot were taking on Royston Town Ladies Reserves this Sunday an away trip. Sharnbrook edged it 3-2 at break, Claire Smith with a 1st half hat-trick, Angelica Fachechi and Amber Murray with Royston Town’s goals, then Annie Brierley levelled it up for the home side early in the 2nd half. Sharnbrook went on to score twice more to win the game, Emily Clarke and Charlotte Mullins with the goals to their name. Woburn Lionesses move up to 4th place in the table after they won 2-0 on the road taking on Evergreen Eagles, Jay Birse and Emma Payne with the strikes to score.

 New leaders at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, where another intriguing battle for the title is unfolding. Evergreen Ladies take the lead have a 7 game 100% win record, this Sunday’s 5-0 at home to Bedwell Rangers the latest. Rebecca Freeman scoring a hat-trick with Samantha Jakson and Natalie Maher getting a goal each. A new side in 2nd spot to as Icknield Ladies move up the table winning by just a single goal at home to Panshanger Ladies the strike from Cyeanna Eaton enough to take the 3 points. Final game to take place at the weekend in the division saw bottom side Shefford Town & Campton Ladies lose at home to Bedmond Ladies 4-1.

A lot of action covered and it just goes to show there is still plenty to play for across all the leagues with December here and team’s wanting to be ideally placed in the New Year, be it to make a promotion push or ensure safety at the other end. Start of the season you look at the fixtures and think it’ll all be over by March, but then the postponements start and looking at the fixtures now there will be a busy end to the campaign for some sides and we haven’t had any snow yet, just adds to the drama. Thanks for reading Edition Thirteen of The Tuesday Round-Up just a couple more to bring you in 2015 see you again next week.


Match Report – Old Actonians Ladies v Swindon Town Ladies


Action from the FA Women’s Cup this Sunday on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog. As the competition enters the 1st Round Proper. 12 ties featuring sides that have battled through at least two rounds of qualifying. Trip down south to Uxbridge the venue for today’ s match the FAWPL South East Division One side, Old Actonians Ladies taking on South West Division One counterparts, Swindon Town Ladies. Both sides vying for a place in the next round when the FAWPL Northern and Southern Division sides enter into the competition. Click on the link below to take you to all of the match action.

SWF Blog – Match Report – Old Actonians Ladies v Swindon Town Ladies


The Tuesday Round-Up

The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Twelve

 Into December, The Tuesday Round-Up has reached Edition Twelve of the season, in the next few paragraphs, (well more than a few) we’ll round up all of the weekends action across the East from the final Sunday in November. The weather once again playing it’s part putting pay to a few fixtures with one more getting abandoned during play as conditions worsened, a windy day across the region, certainly affected the play at the match I travelled along to watch. 

A mixture of league and cup football across the region, from the FAWPL League Cup and Plate 2nd round, ERWFL League Cup 3rd round whilst in Norfolk it was catch up in the League Cup with all but 1 fixture getting beaten by the weather last time out. Cup football from Essex and Cambridgeshire too. For those in league action there was a chance to move up the table move above their rivals that weren’t in league action. Plenty to bring you so let’s plunge into the action.

 FAWPL Southern Division

New leaders at the top of the FAWPL Southern Division going into December as Charlton Athletic Women lift themselves from 3rd to 1st. Had moved to within a point of 2nd placed Cardiff City Ladies and 2 behind leaders Brighton following a 2-1 win against Queens Park Rangers Ladies the weekend before, not with Cardiff not playing this Sunday and Brighton involved in the FAWPL League Cup, Charlton took full advantage their opponents once again Queens Park Rangers the away fixture this time around, the same result for Charlton a 2-1 win, Amy Howlett giving the visitors the lead after just 4 minutes, Kit Graham made it 2 on 22. Emma Whitter pulled a goal back for Queens Park Rangers with 10 minutes left to play, Charlton held on for the win the 3 points lifting them to the top of the table. 

 In the other FAWPL Southern Division league match taking place this Sunday it was a long trip to the South West for West Ham United Ladies as they took on the divisions bottom side Plymouth Argyle Ladies. Came home with the 3 points, Aysha Bentick scoring 2 goals on her debut for West Ham United. Left it late though her 2nd goal coming deep in injury time, giving West Ham United the 3 points to lift them away from the 3 sides below them at the bottom of the table.

FAWPL League Cup

 Brighton & Hove Albion WFC having just regained the lead at the top of the FAWPL Southern Division, couldn’t worry about Charlton Athletic Women taking over top spot, they were in action in the 2nd Round of the FAWPL League Cup vying for a place in the quarter finals, were at home to FAWPL South West Division One side, Chichester City Ladies. Was a convincing win against their lower league opponents winning the match 6-0, Charley Boswell opening the scoring in the 1st half with Charlotte Gurr and Kate Natkiel both scoring a goal each to make it 3-0 at the break, Both Gurr and Natkiel scored again 2nd half with substitute Amy Taylor also bagging herself a goal. 

In the other FAWPL League Cup tie featuring sides playing in the East, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies scored 5 goals for the 2nd cup match in a row following on from their 5-3 midweek away win against Gillingham FC Ladies in the Ryman Women’s Cup quarter finals. Were on the road again this Sunday, playing fellow FAWPL Southern Division side C&K Basildon Ladies. Katie O’Leary opened the scoring for Tottenham but they were soon pegged back to 1-1 Nicola Dunsdon scoring for Basildon. Wendy Martin put Tottenham ahead again with O’Leary scoring 2 more to complete her hat-trick before Basildon pulled one back through Karissa Rodney. Lucy Loomes netted for her 2nd successive match since joining Tottenham to make it 5-2 as they booked their place in the quarter finals. The match between Old Actonians Ladies and Swindon Town Ladies was postponed.

FAWPL League Plate

The 2nd round of the FAWPL League Plate this weekend too. Gillingham FC Ladies lost out to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies in midweek losing 5-3 in an exciting match. Were on the road down to the south coast to play Lewes Ladies and came out on top of another 5-3 scoreline this time around to reach the quarter finals of the competition. Paige Baker Carroll giving Gillingham the lead, then Katie Hardaker scoring her 1st goal for the club putting them 2 up, Lewes Ladies, Kirstie Spice pulled a goal back 10 minutes before half-time. Lewes scored again in the 2nd half the goal from Natasha Wells ending 2-2 after normal play the game went into extra-time, Baker Carroll on target again to give Gillingham the lead, was short lived as Danielle Lane make it 3-3, Another 1st time scorer for Gillingham, Georgia Reece gave them the lead again then Baker-Carroll was put through on goal to complete her hat-trick and see Gillingham through with a 5-3 result.

Norwich City Ladies from the FAWPL South East Division One welcomed their counterparts from the South West Division One to Plantation Park for a 12pm kick off, the visitors proving clinical in front of goal winning the tie 7-2, Marcia Garcia scoring 4 of their goals, with 2 more scored by Leanne Lapham, 1 scored by Victoria Foxwell. Natasha Snelling with a goal in either half for Norwich. FAWPL South East Division One leaders went out of the league plate beaten at home by higher division opponents Coventry United Ladies, Libby Piggott scoring in the 1st 10 minutes with Helen Dermody adding a 2nd goal in the 2nd half to win the match 2-0. Another postponement saw the game between Denham United Ladies and Enfield Town Ladies called off.

FAWPL South East Division One

With Crystal Palace Ladies and Gillingham FC Ladies in cup action this Sunday and Luton Town Ladies not playing, Milton Keynes Dons Ladies had an opportunity to push up the table, move above Gillingham into 3rd spot now a point behind Luton Town in 2nd following a 3-1 home win against bottom side Bedford Ladies, Leah Cudone scoring twice, with Sophie Watson also on target. Rebecca Vass with the strike for Bedford Ladies. 

Cambridge United WFC’s red hot streak of form continues are unbeaten now in 6, racking up another 3 points this Sunday in convincing fashion, on the road playing Ipswich Town Ladies, have a high calibre striker in their ranks Welsh international Sarah Wiltshire, got herself on the score sheet 3 times netting her 1st hat-trick for the club, Laura Mills added 2 more goals to the tally, Faith Hewitt also on target with Liz Pamplin coming off the bench to get herself a goal in a 7-1 win, Aimee Harrison scoring Ipswich Town’s goal. The win puts Cambridge United right on the tail of the leading pack although they have played more matches than any other side in the division.

Eastern Regional Leagues

Just the one match taking place in the ERWFL Premier Division this weekend with other sides involved in the League Cup. 3rd placed, AFC Sudbury were at home playing AFC Dunstable Ladies and closed the gap on 2nd placed Billericay Town Ladies to 4 points with 2 games in hand following a 1-0 win, Charlotte Churchman scoring the winning goal.

Just the one match took place in the ERWFL Division One East, a Suffolk derby with Long Melford Ladies hosting Bury Town Ladies. Long Melford climb off the bottom of the table earning their 2nd point of the season in a 1-1 draw, Megan Partridge scoring their goal.

 Just the one match took place in the ERWFL Division One west also, but this was because the other 2 fell victim to the weather, water logged pitches both. Leaders Hutton Ladies were at home playing 2nd bottom Hoddesdon Owls and for the 2nd successive week drew this time 0-0 the result moving them 4 points clear at the top.

Everyone else in the ERWFL it was the League Cup, haven’t gotten this page up on the website yet because I wasn’t sure of the formatting of the competition this season, or whether there was going to be a Plate competition as well. Will update soon as the League Cup enters the 3rd Round sides vying for a place in the quarter finals. 4 ties were taking place this Sunday all of them being played in Essex with 6 of the 8 sides from the county. Was an all Essex clash at The Len Forge Centre with Premier Division side Brentwood Town Ladies hosting Division One East joint leaders Silver End United, it was the lower division side who advance, winning the game 2-1. Lynsey Bowman and Rebecca Hollocks on target. Chelcee Grimes with Brentwood Town’s goal. 

As Silver End United Ladies progress in the competition their rivals for the title in ERWFL Division One joint leaders Writtle Ladies bow out, were unbeaten with a 100% record before today’s match, so too though were their opponents leaders of the Premier Division, Stevenage Ladies. The higher league side from Hertfordshire coming away with the win Hannah Marshall and Donna McGuigan with 2 goals each and a goal from Nicole Perschky sealing a 5-1 win. Abigail Fry scoring for Writtle. Another ERWFL Division One East side bowing out of the competition to higher league opposition are Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies as they were beaten at home 3-0 by Haringey Borough Women, Zhane Amoaten scoring all 3 goals. 

Another all Essex and all Premier Division tie was between Billericay Town Ladies and Colchester Town Ladies and something of a surprise result as Colchester Town advance to the quarter finals beating the team riding high in 2nd spot in the Premier Division 2-0 on their own patch. Paige Wakefield and Georgia Box on target.


Was a wash out in the Norfolk Women’s League Cup 2nd Round last weekend with only one tie surviving the weather and that one being played in Suffolk. Two more didn’t make it this weekend and will try again next, however 5 ties did manage to take place and their were plenty of goals scored amongst them. 15-0 to Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies at home the Division Two high flyers taking on Division One bottom side Mulbarton Belles who were short handed on the field with just 10. Selina Rowland scored 5 of the goals for Kirkley & Pakefield, Jody Wells and Nikki Wigg got 4 goals each with Gemma Farman and Sophie Martin also getting on the score sheet.

Division Two v Division One too as Red Rose Ladies hosted Thorpe United Ladies, 10 goals scored in this match, Thorpe United helping themselves to twice as many as Red Rose however as they went on to win 7-3. Kimberly Broom scoring 4 times and a hat-trick from Rebekah Lake for Thorpe United. Stacey High and Stacey and Vicky Lubbock with the 3 goals for Red Rose. 9 goals scored in the match between Division Three side Cromer Town Ladies and Division One title contenders Aylsham FC Ladies, all 9 of the goals going the way of higher division side, reversed the fixture switched to Aylsham, Keira Squires scoring a hat-trick was out done by Abbie Charlton who netted 4 goals, with one each for Alicia Lacey and Sarah Thompson. 

Back up to 10 goals scored in the next time, although 8 of these were scored by Division One side Lynn Ladies as they travelled to play Division Two side Sprowston Ladies, Josie Turner and Shelley Woods scoring a hat-trick with the other 2 goals coming from Lisa Wilson to see Lynn Ladies into the next round. One more 2nd round tie to bring you from the League Cup just the 6 goals in this one, an all Division Two clash with Bungay Town Ladies Reserves hosting Bohemians Ladies. Nicola Hazell scored a hat-trick with a goal a piece for Paige Baker and Lauren Purling as they won the match 5-1 to advance to the next round.

Was one league match taking place this weekend, a local derby in Division Three, with Toftwood Ladies taking on Dereham Town Ladies both with a bit of form going into the match walking distance from each other. The match finished all square 2-2 a pint a piece, lifted Dereham Town off the bottom whilst Toftwood stay 3rd. Lydia Hooper and Katie Hart with Toftwood’s goals.


The featured match on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog this Sunday comes from the Suffolk Women’s Division. A top of the table clash with 3rd placed Copleston Ladies hosting leaders Brantham Athletic Ladies. Not many teams in the Division just 7, but these 2 will be amongst those contesting for honours at the top. The venue Copleston High School in Ipswich, was a windy blustery afternoon would affect the football played by both sides. The visitors took the lead halfway through the 1st half with Brantham’s Kirsten Hutchings fouled as she broke inside the box by Copleston keeper Daisy Hodgson, Lucy Dunnett the Brantham captain stepped up and buried the penalty. Copleston fought back got into the match. Jade Horne smashing the ball into the back of the net from a corner to level the scores at the break. Brantham had the ever increasing wind at their back 2nd half and it was Dunnett who scored the winner the ball at her feet in front of the centre circle took on the strike sending the ball flying over Hodgson and into the back of the net 2-1 the final score. For all of the match action click on the link below to take you to the full report.

 Copleston Ladies v Brantham Athletic Ladies 29/11/15

Keeping pace with Brantham Athletic at the top of the table are East Bergholt United Ladies level on points both now on 15 with 5 wins and 1 defeat. Were at home to Bacton United Ladies. A single strike from Jessica Oxlade enough to give East Bergholt the 3 points. In the other match in the Suffolk Women’s Division it was a battle of the bottom sides both new to the league this season Ipswich Phoenix Ladies and Leiston St Margarets Ladies both with out a single point on the board before today, it’s Leiston St Margarets who were celebrating Sunday evening winning the game 3-0 the away victory giving them their ever league points.


The quarter finals of the Women’s League Cup taking place this weekend gave Cambridge University Women an opportunity to climb above Cambridge United WFC Reserves at the top of the Women’s Premiership. The 2nd placed side were at home playing ICA Sports Ladies. Were held to a 4-4 draw, Amanda Wainwright scoring a hat-trick with one more from Hayley Stewart, the point sees them move level on points with Cambridge at the top. The point for ICA Sports sees them back up into 3rd spot 2 goals each for Claire Knibbs and Rhian Leonard.

Holders Huntingdon Town Ladies had already booked their place in the semi-finals of the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup last weekend, this weekend they are joined by Cambridge United WFC Reserves and Fulbourn Bluebirds. The latter were at home to fellow Premiership side Newmarket Town Ladies won the match 3-1 to advance to the semi-finals Krissie Taylor scoring twice. Cambridge United WFC Reserves were at home playing Championship North side Wisbech Town Ladies, Monique Christian, Sarah Mosley and Gemma Clark scoring in a 3-2 win. The last quarter final between Bar Hill Ladies and Cambridge City Ladies was called off.

In the Women’s Championship North, Wisbech St Marys Ladies move back to the top of the table following a 5-1 away victory against Hungate Rovers Ladies. A hat-trick from Toni Lewis backed up with a brace from Jeorgia Carr moving them above Bourne Ladies on goal difference at the top. Chantelle Abraham with the goal for Hungate Rovers. Another climber in the division is Swineshead Institute Ladies moving up from 7th to 4th spot following a 3-0 win at Stamford Ladies who themselves drop down to 7th. Leah Ardrow, Megan Ganderson and Chloe Gray with the goals.

 In the Women’s Championship South, St Ives Town Ladies pulled clear at the top of the table after the match between 2nd and 3rd placed Park Ladies and Milton Ladies was abandoned due to the weather conditions. St Ives Town were hosting 2nd bottom Little Paxton Ladies still in search of their 1st league points of the season, are still searching after St Ives Town beat them 6-1, Georgia Rebane hitting the back of the goal 4 times with a goal each for Molly Berryman and Georgia Stancombe. Riverside Rovers Reserves consolidate 4th spot are looking at the teams above now following a 4-1 home win against Comberton Ladies, Roneta Maroosafte scoring 2, Diana Olahova and Jessica Hill also getting themselves a goal. In the final match in the division bottom side Cambridge rangers were at home scored 4 goals but still didn’t get anything from the game as they lost 6-4 to Isleham United Ladies, Shona Kelly and Laura Todd both netting a brace for the visitors Vicky Beeton and Michelle Pearson with their other strikes.


 In Essex both 2nd and 3rd placed Hullbridge Sports Ladies and Eastern Avenue, close the gap on Premier Division leaders Chelmsford City Ladies following victories this weekend. Hullbridge Sports Ladies were at home to Runwell Hospital Ladies a convincing win beating their rivals 5-0, Danni Dorrington scoring 2, with a goal each from, Broghan Kelly, Drew Allen and Christina Fragnito. Eastern Avenue were on the road away to Lawford Ladies won the match 3-1, Courtney Lowther on target twice with the other goal scored by Katie Peers to keep them level on points with Hullbridge Sports.

In Division One, Chelmsford City Reserves close the gap to leaders Harlow Ladies to 5 points in 2nd place following an 8-0 away win against Southend Town Ladies, Tara Britton scoring 5 times, Tyler Christou scored a brace with the other goal scored by Shannon Tranter her 1st goal for the club. Alredford Colne Rangers move up from 4th into 3rd after beating Hullbridge Sports Ladies Reserves 3-1 at home.

Elsewhere in Essex it was the 1st Round of the Women’s League Cup, 2 ties the 1st a real mismatch with Premier Division leaders Chelmsford City Ladies away to Waltham Forest Ladies bottom of Division One. A big win for Chelmsford City 26-0, Lisa Overall, Ashleigh Harding and Shannon Hughes the pick of the goal scorers with 4 a piece. An all Division One meeting in the other tie Wickford Town Ladies away to Valley Green, went 1-0 down before salvaging it late on to win 2-1 in the dying moments of the match.

A little more cup action to bring you and another cup competition I need to swot up on as Division One leaders Harlow Ladies were in action in the Tiptree & District Charity Cup a quarter final match against Premier Division side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Harlow Ladies advance in the competition winning the match 3-0 the goal scored by Victoria Hill and 2 from Nene McInerney. As and when I find out more about this competition will be sure to update the website.

   Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

Was the 2nd Round of the Women’s League Cup in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire too this Sunday 4 ties to bring you, several goals to bring you too. Starting with an 8 goal encounter between Sharnbrook WFC and Hertford Town Ladies. It was the away side who came away with the win to advance to the next round beating Sharnbrook 5-3. No banana skin for Division One side Letchworth Garden City Eagles as they welcomed Division Two leaders Houghton Athletic Ladies to their home ground, Emily Jamieson, Alyce Williams and Jade Finch scoring the goals to see them progress winning 3-1, Houghton Athletic’s goal from Charlotte Fossey.

Division Three high flyers Hitchin Belles were at home to fellow Division Three side Bedwell Rangers, Emily Field, Shannon Page and Charlotte Peters were all on target for Hitchin Belles an own goal sealing a 4-1 win. Bedwell Rangers scoring through Hannah Manton. In the other 2nd round tie it went all the way to penalties between Woburn Lionesses and Watton Ladies the all Division Two clash ending 3-3 after extra time. Watton Ladies went on to win the penalty shootout 5-4.

 A few league matches took place in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire also one in each division. A big one for Harvesters FC in Division One too as they move back to the top of the table taking on another potential title candidate Bishops Stortford Ladies at home. Won the match 2-1 Ellie Lovelock and Hannah Kelly with the 1st half strikes, enough to claim the 3 points. Elle Georgiou on target for Bishops Stortford Ladies.

In Division Two, Hitchin Town Ladies move up to 4th spot in the table following a 4-1 home win against bottom side Royston Town Ladies Reserves, Emma Chaffey with a hat-trick along with a goal from Bethany Page. Amy Semple with the Royston Town goal.

Battle of the bottom clubs in Division Three with new side Shefford Town and Campton Ladies still looking for their 1st point of the season travelling to fellow newbies Hatfield Town Ladies, who had gathered just the singe lead point themselves to date. The shares were spoiled both sides getting a point, Shefford Town and Campton getting that 0 out of the final column.

Although I didn’t say it for every single side in this edition of The Tuesday Round-Up I’m sure the weather affected alot of matches one way of another if the wind in Suffolk was anything to go by. Still the weather usually has plenty to say this time of year, roll on April.. or May. As usual the league tables and results pages have been updated, little bit to do in the cup competitions page will be on it later in the week. Thanks for reading Edition Twelve of The Tuesday Round-Up, next ones Thirteen, I won’t skip it, back again next week.

Match Report – Copleston Ladies v Brantham Athletic Ladies


The featured match report on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog this Sunday comes from the Suffolk Women’s Division. Just 7 sides contesting the league, this clash was between 2 of the potential title contenders a top of the table clash, with 3rd placed Copleston Ladies undefeated at the start of the season hosting leaders Brantham Athletic Ladies. An extremely windy day once again and the conditions would play there part in the match, click on the link below to take you to all of the match action.

Copleston Ladies v Brantham Athletic Ladies