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The Tuesday Round-Up

The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Twenty Three

From Sunday 21/02/16

 Welcome to Edition Twenty Three of The Tuesday Round-Up, bringing you all the action from last Sunday’s football across the East and beyond as FAWPL Southern Division side Cardiff City Ladies were in action playing in the FAWPL League Cup. A busy weekend of both league and cup football with most County Cup competitions reaching the semi-final stage, in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex and Norfolk whilst it was the quarter finals in Cambridgeshire. Suffolk are keeping the excitement of their County Cup semi-finals until March. A few postponements around but there is still 50+ matches to cover and a few of those went to extra-time too so we’d best get on with it.

FAWPL League Cup

Cardiff City Ladies were on the road this Sunday to play FAWPL Northern Division counterparts Stoke City Ladies in the quarter finals of the FAWPL League Cup. The Welsh side won the match 4-2 in the finish to book a semi-final spot, Laura Williams scoring twice on 15 and 30 minutes with Kerry Bartlett adding a 3rd 5 minutes before half-time. Wasn’t until the 90th minute though before the game was secured Alys Hinchcliffe recently joining the club from Yeovil Town Ladies with the goal on her debut. Are joined in the semi-finals by Blackburn Rover Ladies who beat Sporting Club Albion Ladies 4-1 with two more quarter finals to be played.

FAWPL League Plate

A fantastic result for FAWPL South East Division One side Enfield Town Ladies in the quarter finals of the FAWPL League Plate as they beat FAWPL Northern Division side Loughborough Foxes LFC 1-0 away from home to win a place in the semi-finals. A single goal enough to send them through scored by their captain on the day, Regan Coleman. That win completes the semi-final line-up with Enfield Town Ladies joining, Keynsham Town LFC, Newcastle United WFC and Coventry United Ladies in the draw.

FAWPL Southern Division

 Just the one match taking place in the FAWPL Southern Division this Sunday with 4th placed Coventry United Ladies at home against the leaders Brighton & Hove Albion Ladies. League games at the start of 2016 have been sparse for both this Brighton’s 1st for nearly a month, Coventry United Ladies hadn’t had a league game since the opening weekend of the year. Have 4 matches in hand on the leaders with the points gap 14. Amber Hughes opened the scoring on 4 minutes to give Coventry the perfect start. Brighton were back on level terms by half-time Kate Natkiel with the strike on the half hour mark. Jade Brook restored Coventry’s lead almost 20 minutes into the 2nd half, Brighton looked to be heading for their 3rd defeat in the league however Sophie Perry found the back of the net with a well taken free-kick in injury time to see that the points were shared.

FAWPL South East Division One

 In the FAWPL South East Division One, Milton Keynes Dons Ladies had the chance to go level on points at the top with leaders Crystal Palace Ladies. Were at home at Newport Pagnell FC against 5th placed Gillingham FC Ladies who were playing their 1st league match of 2016 their last league game coming back in November 2015. As a result they have plenty of matches in hand on the sides above them having played just 8 to date. Kallie Balfour gave the visitors the lead 10 minutes before half time. The lead was doubled soon after with Lauren Williams claiming the goal. Milton Keynes Dons Ladies pulled a goal back late in the match with Leah Cudone on target but it wasn’t enough as they suffered their 2nd defeat of the season the 1st all the way back in September as Gillingham FC Ladies take all 3 points.

Lowestoft Town Ladies were on their travels this Sunday taking on their Suffolk rivals Ipswich Town Ladies who had been in great form recently winning 3 league matches in a row to climb the table. Lowestoft Town Ladies had gotten a much needed 3 points themselves last Sunday at bottom side Bedford Ladies, Molly Hall and Natasha Thomas scored for Ipswich Town, it wasn’t to be a 4th win on the spin however as Lowestoft Town Ladies came back to earn a 2-2 draw with Hannah Waters on target for both of their goals the 2nd a minute from time to see the points shared.

Capital Women’s Cup

It was the semi-finals of the Capital Women’s Cup this Sunday. An all FAWPL Southern Division tie saw Charlton Athletic Women at home taking on Queens Park Rangers Ladies. Booked their place in the final with a comfortable 5-0 victory their prolific strike force doing the damage once again. Kit Graham scoring twice in the 1st half before adding a 3rd to complete her hat-trick on 76 minutes, before Graham got her hat-trick Gemma Shepherd helped herself to a 2nd half brace. 

 Their opponents in the Capital Women’s Cup final will be Tottenham Hotspur Ladies after they beat London & South East Regional Premier Division side Camden Town FC. A much closer game it took Tottenham 43 minutes to break the deadlock Wendy Martin giving them the half-time lead, Tottenham continued to create goal scoring chances but Camden Town held on pulled the scores level on 70 minutes Sarah White scoring the goal. Two minutes later Tottenham restored their lead Rhiana Soobadoo with the goal that turned out to be the winner as they took it 2-1 to reach the final to play Charlton Athletic Women for another piece of silverware as both sides will also be contesting the Ryman Women’s Cup Final too.

Eastern Regional Leagues

One league match in the ERWFL Premier Division with other sides involved in the latter stages of their various County Cup competitions. Gave 3rd placed AFC Sudbury Ladies the chance to close the gap upon the leading pair. Were at home with bottom side Great Wakering Rovers Ladies the visitors. Stacey Teager scored a hat-trick for AFC Sudbury Ladies with Sophie Jeffery finding the back of the net twice plus a goal for Phoebe Guiver as they won the match 6-2 to move a to within a point of 2nd placed Stevenage Ladies albeit having played 3 games more are 4 points of leaders Billericay Town Ladies both have played 14 games.

Elsewhere across the ERWFL it was the continuation of the Division One Cup Group matches. The 2 scheduled games in Group B fell foul to water logged pitches, Group A faired better. Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies remain unbeaten picking up their 2nd successive point following a 0-0 draw away to Ipswich Wanderers Ladies. New leaders in Group A this weekend as Bury Town Ladies win their 2nd game away to Sawbridgeworth Town WFC, Nadine Basson and Jessica Horgan scored a goal a piece to give the side from Suffolk the 3 points.


In Norfolk it should have been the semi-finals of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup, however both Aylsham FC Ladies v Red Rose Ladies and Thorpe United Ladies v Acle United Ladies fell foul to the weather and will both try again next Sunday.

 In Norfolk Women’s Division One Brandon Town Ladies go 7 points clear at the top with their title rivals not in action this weekend. On the road a trip to West Lynn to play Lynn Ladies, captain Tiffany Forshaw put the ball into the back of the net 4 times with Chloe Slater also getting on the scoresheet won the match 5-1 despite seeing Shanice Burch sent off.

Bungay Town Ladies won the battle of the bottom two in Norfolk Division One to record just their 2nd league victory of the season moves them up a place to 7th over Fakenham Town Ladies. Emily Leach scoring a hat-trick to give them all 3 points away to Long Stratton Ladies having beaten them at home in the Ladies Plate 2 weeks ago.

In Norfolk Women’s Division Two the top two North Walsham Angels Ladies and Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies met again having shared the points in a 2-2 draw back at the end of January. Both went into this match still unbeaten North Walsham Angels Ladies a point in front at home this Sunday. Luci Middleton was on target 1st half to give them a 1-0 lead at the break. Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies came back in the 2nd half Selina Rowland netting twice to win the match 2-1 and put the visitors back on top of the lead end North Walsham Angels Ladies unbeaten record.

Sprowston Ladies climb back up to 3rd in the Norfolk Women’s Division Two table, Millie Cursons scoring a goal in each half in a home win against Bohemians Ladies. Bottom side Morley Ladies are still searching for their 1st win of the season had a single point on the board as they took on Stalham Town Ladies at home this Sunday. 1-1 at half time both sides went on to score again 2nd half to share the points in a 2-2 draw. Lucy Lincoln and Hannah Lucas with the strikes for Morley Ladies. Stalham Town Ladies goals came from Liz Dawson and Jade Telfer who scored her 1st goal for the club.

 In Norfolk Women’s Division Three another record was ended as leaders Harleston Ladies saw there 100% winning start to the league end 10 wins out of 10 going into this Sunday’s game dropped points for the 1st time this season. At home against Dereham Town Ladies the score was 2-2 at half-time, both sides scored again 2nd half to see it end 3-3. Lacey Andrews, Nicole Holland and Miryam Ruiz the players on target for Harleston Ladies.

 Two league games in a row for 2nd placed Gorleston FC Ladies as they get their season resumed after a long lay off from competitive action the cobwebs brushed off now as they continue their 100% winning start in the league now 6 wins out of 6. Were on the road at Toftwood Ladies. Braces all round with 4 players, Kayleigh Byrne, Molly Sims, Bethany Turner and Leanne Muffett all helping themselves to 2 goals in an 8-1 win. Katie Hart with the consolation goal for Toftwood Ladies. Red Rose United are up to 3rd in the Division after a 6-1 home win against Cromer Town Ladies.


The Suffolk Women’s Division continues to remain interesting at the top the race for the title still very much in contention. Leaders East Bergholt United were at home playing Witnesham Wasps Ladies. the points were shared as the game ended in a 2-2 draw. Georgina Longden and Jessica Oxlade scoring for East Bergholt United, Emma Long and Natasha Williams getting the goals for Witnesham Wasps Ladies.

A chance for the chasing pack to close the gap, it was 3rd and home to 2nd with Brantham Athletic Ladies playing Bacton United Ladies. Was a high scoring match with Lucy Dunnett putting the ball into the back of the net twice with Brantham Athletic Ladies scoring 3, Kirsten Hutching also on the score sheet. Bacton United Ladies kept pace with Brantham Athletic Ladies, Samantha Walker scoring a hat-trick for the visitors to see it end 3-3 the points shared.

One side in Suffolk did pick up all 3 points at the weekend and get their own title ambitions back on track. Copleston Ladies in 4th place close the gap on the sides above them with a convincing 5-0 win away to Leiston St Margarets Ladies. Shannon Giles with 2 goals with a goal each scored by Sophie Crane, Jade Carter and Jade Horne. Copleston Ladies have games in hand on all the sides above them.


In Cambridgeshire it was quarter finals weekend in the Women’s Invitation Cup. Holders Cambridge United WFC were drawn away to Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side Newmarket Town Ladies. The match was played at Newmarket Town FC a big challenge for Newmarket Town Ladies playing as side plying their trade 4 leagues above them, a great opportunity too. The FAWPL South East Division One side started strongly Laura Baker then captain Laura Bright both getting 3 goals each, Bright’s 3rd from the penalty spot. The goals kept coming in regular intervals 2nd half with Faith Hewitt scoring on 70 minutes, Becky Taylor on 80 with Isabella Simmons adding Cambridge United WFC’s 9th goal in the last 10 minutes as they won the match 9-0.

Last season’s runners up Great Shelford Ladies were on home soil in their quarter final tie with Bar Hill Ladies the visitors. Jordanne Sillitoe and Sophie Hopkin were both on target twice for the ERWFL Premier Division side with Alison Wright getting on the scoresheet as they beat their Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership opponents 5-1 to reach the semi-finals. Anna Jephson with the goal for Bar Hill Ladies. 

Also through to the semi-finals of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup are Cambridge City Ladies as they beat Cambridgeshire Championship South leaders St Ives Town Ladies. One goal scored by India Aluwihare-Duffy enough to send the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side through.

   Saved the best quarter final till last, if you wanted drama then this tie had it all and this is where the Supporting Women’s Football Blog featured match comes from this weekend in Peterborough with Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side ICA Sports Ladies hosting Riverside Rovers Ladies playing a league above them in the Invitation Cup. Riverside Rovers had the early lead with their captain Clare Knibbs dual signed for both clubs putting them in front. Went 2 up in the 1st half with Holly Morgan doubling their lead. Lorna Hart got on the end of a quickly taken free kick late in the 1st half to pull one back for the home side.

Were level in early in the 2nd half, striker Tash Applegate finding the top corner from the edge of the box. That was how it finished after the 90 minutes were up 2-2 and the match headed to extra-time. Riverside Rovers got themselves back in front Annie Posnett drilling home a shot from wide on the right in the 1st half of the extra 30. So close to seeing it out ICA Sports made on late push the shot coming in was pushed wide by the goalkeeper, ICA Sports Ladies scored at the death Carmen Herridge up the left in the box to tap the ball home to send the match into penalties. Both sides scored their opening penalty, then both failed to convert the next 2. Riverside saw their 5 spot kick save the shootout posed at 2-2 one taker left up stepped Louise Burgess for ICA Sports Ladies she buried it to send her side into the semi-finals. For the whole match report on the SWF Blog click on the link below.

ICA Sports Ladies v Riverside Rovers Ladies 21/02/16

The draw for the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup was made earlier today and is as follows below: – 

Cambridge City Ladies v Cambridge United WFC

Great Shelford Ladies v ICA Sports Ladies

  One match took place in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday with Netherton United Ladies travelling to Huntingdon Town Ladies who had picked up their 1st win in the league last time out. Instead it was the visitors who got themselves back to winning ways with Yasmin Green giving them the lead just before half-time. Green scored her 2nd of the game 10 minutes into the 2nd half. Netherton United Ladies putting the result beyond doubt 5 minutes from time with Sasha Haw scoring on her full debut for the club.

   In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North, leaders Bourne Ladies haven’t played since the end of January in the league returned to action with an away trip to local rivals Stamford Ladies. Made it 5 league wins in a row with Claire Lawrenson scoring a hat-trick, with Charlotte Ayers and Toni McHamilton also scoring in a 5-1 victory.

   March Town United Ladies are there closest rivals 5 points back as they climb above Wisbech Town Ladies into 2nd place in the table. Were taking on Wisbech Town Ladies this Sunday at home won the match by a single goal to take all 3 points. Adele Munday with the match winner. Wisbech St Marys Ladies hadn’t had a great start to 2016 losing all 3 matches played to date, finally got back to winning ways on the road against bottom side Tydd St Mary Ladies. Won big to netting double figures Toni Lewis scoring 4 times, with Jeorgia Carr adding a hat-trick, 2 goals more from Eilish Brown with goals each for Frances Peeling, Catherine Ray and Jade Kelly in a 12-2 win. The 2 goals for Tydd St Mary scored by Alexandra Roper and Natasha Lane.

  With leaders St Ives Town Ladies in cup action this Sunday it gave an opportunity for those hoping to chase them down for the title a chance to close the gap and they most certainly took the chance. 2nd placed Park Ladies 6 points behind with 2 games in hand are now 3 points behind with a game in hand and narrow the goal difference too just 1 goal as they helped themselves to 11 goals without reply at home to Comberton Ladies. Fran Plitsch finding the back of the net on 5 occasions, hot on her heels was Kirstie Smith netting 4 goals with Casey Ward getting another goal for Park Ladies and OG completing the scoreline.

   Another side with plenty of games in hand on the leaders in the Championship South are Milton Ladies, the 4th placed side haven’t played a league match in 2016 yet have played just 6 to date are 16 points off top spot but have 6 games in hand on the leaders. Resumed league action with a massive win at home playing Isleham United Ladies racking up double figures too winning 10-1, Kirsty Lemmon-Sparks with 4 goals, Lauren Threadgold and Daniella Briggs both scoring a brace with a goal each from Carly Dawson and Lucie Buzkova giving them the 3 points.


The semi-finals of the Essex Women’s County Cup this weekend and the 4 big guns in the county were shooting it out for a place in the final. Was an all ERWFL Premier Division clash with Billericay Town Ladies at home to local rivals Brentwood Town Ladies in the 1st semi-final. Two goals each from Lindsey Morgan and Hayley Piggott plus a goal scored by captain Marie Barker saw Billericay Town Ladies win comfortably to reach the final winning 5-1. Piadamoyo Dedza with the goal for Brentwood Town Ladies.

 In the other semi-final, Colchester Town Ladies were at home taking on higher league opponents FAWPL Southern Division side C&K Basildon Ladies and current holders of the County Cup. The ERWFL Premier Division side battled hard kept C&K Basildon from scoring in 90 minutes the game ending 0-0 to bring extra time. C&K Basildon Ladies were creating chances and eventually they found the break through Amy Nash scoring direct from a free kick in the 1st period of extra-time. Won the match 3-0 with 2 more goals coming in the closing minutes of the 2nd period of extra time Hannah Porter and Zoe Rushen scoring to see them into the final.

Wickford Town Ladies are into the final of the Essex Women’s Trophy competition beating Trinity U18s 3-2 at home. Harlow Ladies or FC Clacton U18s contest the other semi-final.

In the Essex Women’s Premier Division, leaders Chelmsford City Ladies stay top after beating one of the sides hoping to catch them. At home taking on Eastern Avenue this Sunday they won the game 5-1 to take the points, 5 different players on the scoresheet with a goal each for, Bobbi Cubberley, Gaby Freedman, Georgia Sleep, Laura Kendle and Rosie Coe. 

A surprise result sees a new side move into 2nd spot as Runwell Hospital Ladies jump from 5th up to 2nd two points behind Chelmsford City Ladies following a big 7-0 win at home to 4th placed Collier Row Tigers. At the bottom end of the Premier Division Walden Ladies were at home playing bottom side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies, pull further away from the bottom as they edge a nine goal thriller taking the 3 points after a 5-4 win. 

A huge victory for Chigwell Ladies in Essex Women’s Division One scoring 30 goals without reply against bottom side Waltham Forest Ladies whose goal difference closing in on -200 now a torrid 1st season for the club. Tori Parker top scored for Chigwell Ladies whose great from in 2016 continues up to 3rd spot now a point off 2nd, may fancy they have a shot at promotion now, a massive boost to the goal difference certainly helps. 

   Chelmsford City Reserves in 2nd won big at the weekend themselves at home scoring 8 times against Valley Green. Tyler Christou on target with 4 goals, was backed up by Emma Sharpe scoring a hat-trick one more goal scored by Nicola Hatfield completing the rout. In the other match in Essex Women’s Division One Hullbridge Sports Ladies Reserves beat Southend Town Ladies 1-0 Megan Marney with the goal.

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

At last Watford Ladies Development U19s know who they will be playing in the final of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup as the other half of the draw was finally completed with holders Stevenage Ladies at home playing Royston Town Ladies this Sunday. Stevenage Ladies went a goal down against Royston Town Ladies playing in the league below them, but the ERWFL Premier Division side came back to lead 2-1 the game was to head into extra-time as Royston Town equalised late on. Stevenage Ladies proved the stronger in the extra period going on to score 2 more goals to win the game 4-2. Hollie Jardine and Nicola Perschky with a goal each with a brace scored by Donna McGuigan for Stevenage Ladies. Gemma Croucher and Samantha Tinsley bagging the goals for Royston Town Ladies.

 Semi-finals day in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup this Sunday too. Holders Bedford Ladies were away to fellow FAWPL South East Division One side Luton Town Ladies. Natasha Fensome struck twice to send Luton Town Ladies through the final winning the tie 2-0.

2-0 was also the winning margin for the home side in the other semi-final with Offley & Stopsley Women runners-up last year reaching the final once again knocking out higher league opponents as the ERWFL Division One West side beat ERWFL Premier Division AFC Dunstable Ladies.

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division One, 4 of the top 5 sides were due to play each other however these games were called off leaving just 2 placed Sherrardswood Ladies in action had the chance to move to within a point of leaders Harvesters FC Ladies, were at home to bottom side Sandy Ladies who are yet to win this season. Took a point af Harvesters FC Ladies back in December. Katie Seldon gave sandy Ladies the lead on 16 minutes. Sherrardswood pegged it back to 1-1 at half time Abby Cardell scoring from the penalty spot. Amber Williams put Sandy Ladies back in front on 59 minutes were close to getting their 1st win of the season but Sharrardswood salvaged a point Rhiana Rose scoring with 5 minutes left to play to see it end 2-2.

The title is going all the way in all three divisions in the Beds & Herts Women’s League. No less so than in Division Two. Sharnbrook WFC went to the top of the table last Sunday on goal difference after winning big, was another large win this Sunday on home turf taking on Royston Town Ladies Reserves. Charlotte Mullins followed up last Sunday’s 5 goal haul with a hat-trick this time around, Helen Spalding scored 2 goals with Claire Smith, Gemma Franklin and Summer Ranayne getting a goal each. 

Move two points clear at the top over Houghton Athletic Ladies who were away to 3rd placed Hitchin Town Ladies coming into the match in good form. Hitchin Town raced into a 3-0 lead Emma Chaffey scoring in the opening 5 minutes then 10 minutes later to put them 2 up on 25 minutes Kayleigh Saunders put Hitchin Town 3-0, held onto the lead for a long time but there was to be a dramatic come back from the visitors with ten minutes left on the clock Errin Davies and Emma Hawkes scored to get it back to 3-2 then up popped Louise Spendelow to score for Houghton Athletic with virtually the last kick of the game to grab a point.

 Watton Ladies were at home in Division Two hosting bottom side Evergreen Eagles. Francesca Smithers scored a double hat-trick, with Zoe Hammick and Emma Cater both scoring 2 each, Elizabeth Dowton adding to the scoreline in an emphatic 11-0 win.

 In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three 2nd placed Hitchin Belles have now won 10 out of 10 to continue their impressive league form the 100% extended against a title rival too. At home against Crawley Green Ladies, Hitchin Belles ran out 4-2 winners with 2 goals scored by Emily Field. Keira How and Charis Wakefield striking to score too. Samantha Joiner and Fiona Neto scoring in the 2nd half for Crawley Green Ladies.

Bedmond Ladies were hosting Panshanger Ladies raced into a 4-0 lead with a hat-trick from Molly Peters, and a goal from Abbie Harrison in the opening 30 minutes before Chemise Huiston pulled one back for Panshanger before half time. Bedmond extended the lead to 5-1 with Harrison on target again early in the 2nd half. Panshanger responded quickly Sophie Whitman with the strike got it back to 5-3 on 63 minutes with Kerry Twigg netting the goal. Peters got her 4th to put Bedmond 6-3 up, Huitson scored in the last 5 minutes to make it 6-4, but Peters wasn’t finished scoring her 5th of the afternoon to make the final score 7-4 to Bedmond Ladies.

Shefford Town & Compton Ladies were at home playing Bedwell Rangers, doubled their points tally for the season earning a point in a 1-1 draw, had gone in front Sophie Bound scoring in the 1st half. Bedwell Rangers pulled it level 10 minutes into the 2nd half with Jessica Sullivan the player scoring.

That concludes another Edition of The Tuesday Round-Up lots to cover with March soon upon us and the business end of the season coming up. Nothing is even close to being decided in any off the leagues across the East plenty of drama yet to come can’t call anything at the top of any league table has been an intriguing season so far, still lot’s of games to be played, need some better weather and it needs to last a month without rain how good would that be right now… ain’t going to happen. Not as far ahead a usual this week results are updated, the league tables will follow shortly. Edition Twenty Four will soon come around until then thanks for reading Edition Twenty Three.

Match Report – ICA Sports Ladies v Riverside Rovers Ladies


Sunday’s match report on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog comes from Peterborough, South Bretton Playing Field where ICA Sports Ladies were hosting Riverside Rovers Ladies in the quarter finals of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup. Newly formed this season competing in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership, ICA Sports were taking on higher league opposition with Riverside Rovers Ladies having won promotion from the Premiership themselves having been formed just the season before. What a game it turned out to be going all the way plenty of goals too, for all of the match drama click on the link below to take you to the match report in full on the SWF Blog.

ICA Sports Ladies v Riverside Rovers Ladies 

The Tuesday Round-Up

The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Twenty Two

All the action from Sunday 14th February

Welcome to edition Twenty Two of The Tuesday Round-Up bringing you all of the women’s football action from across the East this past Sunday 14th February. Although there were several postponements again it as still a packed fixture list with over 40 games to cover in this edition ranging from the 3rd Round of the FA Women’s Cup to the Ladies Plate 1st Round in Norfolk. Lot’s of league action new leaders in beds & Herts Women’s Division Two and elsewhere the battle for the title only getting hotter. Let’s crack on.

FA Women’s Cup

 This Sunday saw two FA Women’s Cup 3rd Round Proper ties featuring sides from the FAWPL Southern Division getting played having been postponed the previous weekend. Long away trips too for Lewes Ladies and Queens Park Rangers Ladies and an even longer journey home as both sides bowed out of the competition.

Queens Park Rangers headed to the South West having been drawn against FAWSL 2 side Bristol City WFC, playing their 1st competitive match under their new name and following relegation from FAWSL 1. A huge test for Queens Park Rangers, Bristol City WFC having several new signings in their line-up it was one of those Millie Farrow who put the home side in front virtually straight from the kick-off. Queens Park Rangers Ladies got themselves back on level terms a minute later Natalie Richardson with the strike. A frantic start another goal was clocked up on 3 minutes Bristol City going 2-1 with a goal from the returning Corrine Yorston. Another new signing got her name on the score sheet from Bristol City 10 minutes later Chloe Arthur putting the back into the back of the net, that was the score at half-time.

Bristol City were 4-1 up within the 1st 5 minutes of the 2nd half kicking off another new face, Jodie Brett on loan with Farrow from Chelsea Ladies for the season with the goal. 4-1 it stayed until the closing 10 minutes of the match before Bristol City captain Grace McCatty poked the ball home from close range to make it 5-1. Farrow scored her 2nd of the match with 3 minutes left, with substitute Tatiana Pinto scoring in injury time to make the final score 7-1 and set up a 4th Round date with local rivals and fellow FAWSL 2 side Yeovil Town Ladies who knocked Bradford City WFC out of the competition.

 A long journey North from the South Coast for Lewes Ladies too in the FA Women’s Cup 3rd Round Proper travelling up to play Loughborough Foxes who play in the FAWPL Northern Division. Lewes Ladies took the lead on the 12th minute, Danielle Lane scoring for The Rookettes. Audrey Moore got Loughborough Foxes back on level terms before half time. No more goals were to come in the 2nd half the game going into extra time and when that failed to yield anymore go goals the game went to penalties the teams couldn’t be separated after 5 successful spot kicks went to sudden death Loughborough put their 6th away Lewes missed and Loughborough Foxes make history advancing to the 4th Round of the FA Women’s Cup where they have a home tie against FAWSL 2 side Millwall Lionesses.

FAWPL Southern Division

In the FAWPL Southern Division, Charlton Athletic Ladies move above Cardiff City Ladies into 2nd spot in the table gave their goal difference a massive boost too as they proved to strong an away opponent for West Ham United Ladies this Sunday. Kit Graham opened the scoring for Charlton Athletic Women on the 22nd minute, strike partner Gemma Shepherd and captain Kimberly Dixson both scored on 31 and 37 with Stefanie Simmons making it 4-0 a minute before half-time. The goals continued to come Shepherd with 2 more goals in a 3 minute spell early in the 2nd half to complete yet another hat-trick this season. Dixson did the same scoring 2 on 3 minutes 20 minutes later to see Charlton Athletic Women win 8-0.

 In the other game taking place in the FAWPL Southern Division this Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies were at home against bottom side Plymouth Argyle Ladies. Avilla Bergin gave the home side an early lead putting the ball into the back of the net on the 3rd minute. Rosie Kmita put Tottenham 2-0 midway through the 1st half. The 3 points were secured with 15 minutes left to play Wendy Martin on target. Is now 11 games without any points for Plymouth Argyle.

FAWPL South East Division One

In the FAWPL South East Division One, Cambridge United WFC saw a recent run of 8 matches unbeaten come to an end that run had seen the up to 4th place in the league. Were at home this Sunday back at Ely City FC  back in league action taking on Old Actonians Ladies who themselves were at last in league action having not played since the 1st of November 2015! Had just 8 games clocked up compared to Cambridge’s 16 the lack of league games caused by a mixture of cup games and postponements had seen them drop down the table, still well placed above the bottom two were looking for the points to start moving back up the table.


Cambridge United WFC, captain Laura Bright

This game is the featured match on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog this weekend. Was a competitive and gritty game, both sides putting in a shift the 3 points secured by a single goal scored by Cambridge United WFC’s captain Laura Bright, stealing round the back from a free kick to nod the ball past the keeper into the back of the net early in the 2nd half. For all of the match action click on the link below to take you to the SWF Blog

Cambridge United WFC v Old Actonians Ladies 14/02/16 

With other matches in the FAWPL South East Division One getting called off the result saw Cambridge United WFC  climb into 3rd place in the table.


  One other match did survive the weather in the FAWPL South East Division One the battle between the bottom two played on a 3G surface with Suffolk side Lowestoft Ladies travelling down to Bedfordshire to play Bedford Ladies. Both with just a single win to their name going into today’s match are in trouble at the bottom of the table. Lowestoft Ladies have been through a turbulent period of late, losing much of their 1st team squad and the announcement of the departure of manager David Eastwood ho had enjoyed a very successful time in his 4 years with the club.

  A new management team in place now Nathaniel Einecker and Ricky Graves are in the process of rebuilding a young squad to take the club forwards. A win on the board is a great place to start as Lowestoft Ladies come away from Bedford with a 2-1 win on Sunday. Jacqueline Zavala scoring on 30 minutes with Hannah Waters scoring what would be the winning goal on 65 to get the 3 points go to within 3 points of Old Actonians Ladies but have played 5 games more. Rebecca Reeve on target for Bedford Ladies they have played more games than anyone else in the league and 8 points from safety with 9 left to play for.

Eastern Regional Leagues

 It was draws all the way in the ERWFL Premier Division this Sunday. 3 matches played the biggest one the clash between the top two with leaders Billericay Town Ladies travelling to Hertfordshire to play Stevenage Ladies. The points ended up being shared after the match finished 0-0, keeps Billericay Town Ladies 3 points in front Stevenage Ladies do have 3 games in hand on the leaders.

0-0 was the result too between 3 placed AFC Sudbury Ladies and Gt Shelford Ladies 2nd bottom in the table. 4th placed Haringey Borough Women were hosting AFC Dunstable Ladies again the points were shared but their were goals in this one as it ended 1-1, Zhane Ameoten scoring for Haringey Borough Women with Shephanie Fisher netting for AFC Dunstable Ladies the point enough to see them climb a place into 6th on the ERWFL Premier Division table.

 Elsewhere in the ERWFL it was the continuation of the Division One Cup the 2nd round of league matches with the 14 sides from the East and West Division’s drawn into 2 groups. In Group A it was a great result for Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies as they took points off Writtle Ladies the 1st time in a league format. Both going into the game having made a winning start last time out. Both share top spot following a 1-1 draw, Georgia Fraser on target for Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies with Caroline Brown credited with the goal for Writtle Ladies.

Also in Group A Bury Town Ladies record their 1st win of the competition as they travelled to local rivals Ipswich Wanderers Ladies, a close game Michelle Allum scored twice for Ipswich Wanderers Ladies, however it wasn’t enough as Bury Town Ladies won 3-2 ther goals coming from Shelby Beveridge who got a brace with Gemma Carter also heading the ball home. Sawbridgeworth Town WFC were also in action in Group A for the 1st time got off to a winning start a good result securing the 3 points at home against Hutton Ladies, Kelly Holsworth with what turned out to be the winning goal scored in the opening 10 minutes.

 In Group B the weather had put pay to all but one game last time out so the sides were only getting started this Sunday. Silver End United Ladies had played last time around getting a point drawing 1-1 with Hoddesdon Owls Ladies. Were at home again this Sunday against Offley & Stopsley Women. Was a high scoring match 9 goals in this one only have Silver End United Ladies goal scorers Lynsey Bowmen on 31 minutes with 2 more 4 minutes later on 35 and 38 from Paula Drane was interesting in itself but Offley & Stopsley Ladies took all 3 points winning the game 6-3! If any Offley & Stopsley players are out there following the block I’d love to fill in the rest of this one.

One more match to bring you in Group B, with Lucy Hancock and  Adrienne Milton scoring for Colney Heath Ladies in a 2-1 victory over Long Melford Ladies to get their Division One Cup campaign off to a winning start. Megan Partridge with the goal for Long Melford Ladies.


One outstanding Norfolk Ladies League Cup quarter final to be played this Sunday and an interesting one too with Division One side Thorpe United Ladies travelling to promotion chasing Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies. Jodie Fewkes found the back of the net for the home side, however Thorpe United Ladies booked their place in the semi-final draw winning the match 2-1 with captain Rebekah Lake and Alice Ladbrooke scoring the goals. An impressive semi-final line up it is too with Lynn Ladies, Aylsham FC Ladies and defending League Cup holders Wymondham Town Ladies in there too with Thorpe United Ladies.

Two outstanding ties in the Norfolk Ladies Plate 1st Round too following last weeks postponements. Was a great result for Norfolk Division Two side Stalham Town Ladies as they reached the quarter final draw courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Division One side Fakenham Ladies, Elizabeth Dawson with the goal in the 2nd half to secure the away win.

Extra time was needed in the other Norfolk Ladies Plate 1st Round tie with Division Two side Morley Ladies travelling to Dereham Town Ladies in Norfolk Division Three. The game was all square at 1-1 after 90 minutes, heading into the extra 30 minutes Morley Ladies went on to score 2 goals and win through to the quarter final draw, Candice Halstead scoring a brace.

In Norfolk Women’s Division One, Brandon Town Ladies go 4 points clear at the top of the league after a big win this weekend. One home soil were hosting bottom side Long Stratton Ladies. Went 1-0 down early on in the 1st half, came back to lead 2-1, Long Stratton Ladies getting it back to 2-2 before Brandon Town Ladies took a 4-2 lead into the break, came out the stronger 2nd half scoring 4 more goals to win the game 8-2 the goals coming from Nettie Stillinger, Rosey Turner, Brooke Wickens and 2 from captain Tiffany Forshaw with a hat-trick scored by Millie Bales stepping up from the clubs youth set up.

 In the race for the Norfolk Women’s Division One title, Brandon Town Ladies saw one of their rivals defending champions slip up as they lost at home against Lynn Ladies. Despite scoring 3 goals themselves it wasn’t enough as Lynn Ladies hit back with 5 goals of their own taking it 5-3 to win for the 3rd time this season, Shelley Woods with 4 of the goals Jodie Hopkins also scoring.

In Norfolk Women’s Division Two, 2nd place North Walsham Angels Ladies took full advantage of leaders Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies cup distraction to win big to retake the lead in the table were on the road taking on 3rd placed Red Rose Ladies. A hat-trick from Luci Middleton, 2 goals from midfielder Amy Hemp and Emma Allsopp with a goal securing a 6-0 win to move them a point ahead of Kirkley & Pakefield who they face at home this coming Sunday.

In Norfolk Women’s Division Three, Lacey Andrews, Rosie Clark and Maureen Ellis were all on target for Harleston Ladies as the league leaders made it 10 wins out of 10 beating Cromer Town Ladies away from home this Sunday. Finally their rivals for the title get back into league action can match Old Actonians Ladies record from FAWPL South East Division One in not having played a league match since the 1st of November 2015 had only 4 on the board a 100% like Harleston made it 5 wins out of 5 returning to league action this weekend, edged it in a close match taking on bottom side Sprowston Ladies Reserves at home winning 4-3 with goals from Molly Sims, Leanne Muffett and 2 scored by Bethany Turner. 

In the last match to bring you in Norfolk in Division Three, Rebecca Loveday gave Toftwood Ladies a 1-0 lead at half time at home against Red Rose United, the points were shared in the end the visitors coming back to level in the 2nd half.


Just the one game to bring you in Suffolk from the Women’s Division. 2nd place Bacton United Ladies closing the gap on leaders East Bergholt United to 3 points following a 2-1 away win against Leiston St Margarets Ladies. Lois Balfour and Samantha Walker with the goals for Bacton United Ladies. Lucy Eagle scoring for Leiston St Margarets Ladies.


Women’s football in Cambridgeshire is proving to be highly competitive the battle for the Women’s Premiership being contested by 4 sides makes for an ever changing picture at the top another week another side takes their place at the top this it’s Cambridge United WFC Reserves the early leaders for a long period as they come out on top of a close match at home against ICA Sports Ladies in 2nd place going into the match. Cambridge United WFC’s Reserves good form had seen a handful of their players getting an opportunity with the 1st team this Sunday, without them they won the game 3-2 to take a point lead at the top, Monique Christian, Emily Ingle and Clara Greed the players bagging themselves a goal. Tash Applegate and Clare KNibbs both on the scoresheet for ICA Sports Ladies.

   Cambridge University Women had gone top of the Premiership themselves the previous weekend. Were at home to Bar Hill Ladies this Sunday. Cambridge University scored twice on 45, Rosa Davies-Jones and Lynn Jones-Taylor on 85 minutes, Bar Hill Ladies got the 3 points scoring 4 goals to win the match 4 different goal scorers too, Anna Jephson, Grace Parker, Natalie Wells and Rebecca Cavells in what is their return to league action having not played in the Premiership since the end of November 2015. 

Another side that hasn’t played league games in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership are Huntingdon Town Ladies, just the 4 matches played so far had just the one point on the board sat bottom of the table were taking on the side just above them an away trip to Fulbourn Bluebirds. A close game Huntingdon Town Ladies got their 1st league win of the season winning it 3-2 Emma Clark and Claire Knox plus an own goal giving them the 3 points to lift them up to 7th spot.

One game played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North this Sunday and another good result for Downham Town Ladies. 4th in the table going into this weekends fixture were down the road taking on 2nd placed Wisbech Town Ladies. Are in a good run of form starting 2016 well climbing the table made it 4 wins out of 4 this year in the league a single goal enough to take the 2 points to lift Downham Town Ladies up to 3rd place, goal difference now separating 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the table.

An interesting tussle is developing at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South too, St Ives Town Ladies were well clear and the top 2 weeks ago and are still in a very good position but drop points for the 2nd weekend in a row having lost to 2nd place Park Ladies by a single goal last Sunday were on the road playing Riverside Rovers Ladies Reserves who had climbed up to 3rd themselves last weekend. The points ended up being shared with the final result a 1-1 all draw, Molly Berryman with the strike on target for St Ives Town Ladies, Shikiba Hajizadeh scoring from the penalty spot for Riverside Rovers Ladies Reserves.

 That result saw Park Ladies close the gap on the leaders to 6 points with 2 matches in hand, were up early on Valentine’s Day for an 11 o’clock kick off at Girton against Cambridge Rangers. Proved to be too strong for the bottom side still without a win this season as Park Ladies won 6-0 a brace from Gemma Hutton, with a goal each for Ebony Bliss, Amy Newell, Casey Ward and Kirstie Smith. 


Just the one game played in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday but it was a huge win for Lawford Ladies going into the match at home 4th bottom in the table taking on Runwell Hospital Ladies in 5th won the game 2-1 to lift them onto 16 points and open up a healthy points gap on the sides below them.

Two matches survived the weather in Essex Women’s Division One. Chigwell Ladies are enjoying a good run of form at the start of 2016, 4 league wins now and the 2nd time they have beaten a side in the top 5 above them to take all 3 points this Sunday a 6-2 home win over 2nd placed Alresford Colne Rangers into 4th now a point off 2nd and 3rd might fancy their chances of nicking a promotion spot. That result allowed Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves to move back into 2nd spot on goal difference over Alresford Colne Rangers as they picked up the 3 points this Sunday winning 3-1 away to Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies Reserves, the goals scored by Jessica Loble, with Shannon Tranter netting twice.

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

Now we’re moving in the delayed half of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup following on from their 11-1 success over Garston Ladies FC 96 in the 2nd Round, Royston Town Ladies now faced another home match in the quarter finals playing Beds & Herts Division One title hopefuls Hertford Town Ladies. Hayley Graham scored 2 goals with Rebekah Fisk and Georgia Gannaway also on target as Royston Town Ladies win 4-0 to set up a semi final next Sunday (21st) away to the current cup holders Stevenage Ladies.

 In Beds & Herts Women’s Division One, Harvesters FC Ladies extend their lead at the top of the table recording an 8th win of the season were at home to Garston Ladies who like a couple of others I’ve already mention in this Edition hadn’t played a league game since early November 2015. Were unbeaten going in to today’s league match came out the wrong side of a 7 goal thriller going down 4-3 as Harvesters FC Ladies took the 3 points Lauren Croucher bagging herself a brace with Ellie Lovelock and Kayla Johnson also scoring goals. Vikki Duffy, Joanne Sharp and Lucy Zecchin finding the back of the net for Garston Ladies. 

Sherrardswood Ladies are as high as they have been all season as they move into 2nd spot in Beds & Herts Division One following on a 5-0 home win against 2nd bottom Flitwick Ladies. 

It’s all change at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two with long term leaders Houghton Athletic Ladies not in action this weekend dropping to 2nd spot on goal difference as 2nd placed Sharnbrook WFC won big at the weekend recording double figures in a 10-0 home win over AFC Kempston Rovers Ladies. Charlotte Mullins racking up 5 goals, 4 coming in the 1st half, Mel Harradine scored twice with the other 3 goals coming from Chantelle Harris, Gemma Franklin and Ruth Derrick.

It looked for a while that the title in Division Two might be just between Houghton Athletic Ladies and Sharnbrook WFC that picture has changed in recent weeks, the chasing pack have been picking up the results most notably of late Hitchin Town Ladies. Ended Houghton Athletic Ladies unbeaten start to the season last weekend, have followed that up with a convincing 7-1 away win at bottom side Evergreen Eagles to move into 3rd spot just a point back of the leading pair all on 10 games played. Rebecca Day amongst their goals again netting a hat-trick for the 2nd successive match for Hitchin Town Ladies.

Woburn Lionesses had a good run that put them into touch with the top two themselves are still in the hunt for promotion 3rd going into the weekend that suffered a blow as they lost at home to Garston Ladies FC 96 who have games in hand on all the teams above them. Winning 2-0 they stay 5th but are just 5 points off the top.

   In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, Icknield Ladies open up a 6 point lead at the top of the table the Bedfordshire side newly formed this season having won 8 league matches in a row. This Sunday were on the road away to Bedwell Rangers, Louise Grocott scored a hat-trick helping Icknield Ladies to a 7-1 win with 2 more goals from Zoe Molloy and a goal a piece from Amber Hedges and Annya Hall. Sarah King was on target for Bedwell Rangers.

 7 goals were also scored by Bedmond Ladies as they move back into 5th spot above Panshanger Ladies with  a home win over bottom side Shefford Town & Campton Ladies. A hat-trick from Sarah Gunn with 2 scored by Abbie Harrison. Emma Treanor and Molly Peters with a goal each helping Bedmond Ladies to the 3 points.

A notable result for Hatfield Town Ladies, another sign of their recent improvement as they pick up a very good point at home taking on one of the league title hopefuls Crawley Green Ladies, held the 3rd placed side to a 2-2 draw with Hollie Watson and Sam Innes scoring the goals. Yasmin Wacey striking twice for Crawley Green Ladies.

The title battles continue to excite if anything are getting more so after this weekend, no side is running away with anything yet and that just shows the competitiveness of the game these days, especially at county level, can’t wait to see the twists and turns as to how it will all unfold as we see this awful winter finally yield some better weather and teams finally get back into league action, going to be a a busy end to the season for a lot…. including Women’s Football East! That concludes Edition Twenty-Two of The Tuesday Round-Up, thanks for reading, same day same place next week see you then.

Match Report – Cambridge United WFC v Old Actonians Ladies


 Football was the 1st love on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog this Valentine’s Day. The latest match report, featuring a match from the FAWPL South East Division One. 4th placed Cambridge United WFC were at home at Ely City FC taking on Old Actonians Ladies who haven’t played a league match since the start of November last year and have played half the fixtures Cambridge have. The newly promoted side have slipped down the table due to lack of league action will be looking to start picking up the points whilst Cambridge having just seen an unbeaten run of 8 matches end will want to put another run together to finish the season on a high. For all of the action click on the link below to take you to the SWF Blog

Cambridge United WFC v Old Actonians Ladies

The Tuesday Round-Up

The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Twenty One

Welcome to Edition number Twenty One of The Tuesday Round-Up. Can put one of the wettest January’s behind us and hopefully get some football played, plenty of sides out there with alot of fixtures to catch up on, even a few that haven’t kicked a competitive ball in 2016 yet! 1st Sunday of February would the weather be kinder? A packed fixture list across the East with over 60 matches scheduled, including the 3rd Round Proper of the FA Women’s Cup, a top of the table clash in the FAWPL South East Division One and another unbeaten run was brought to an end in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two. Lot’s to cover so let’s get started.

 FA Women’s Cup

It was the FA Women’s Cup 3rd Round Proper this Sunday, the stage where the FAWSL 2 sides enter the competition and the draw had thrown up 14 very interesting ties. The FAWPL Southern and Northern Division sides had entered the competition in the previous round. An in form, fit FAWPL sides would pose a huge test to an FAWSL 2 side just returning to pre-season .

So was the case for FAWSL 2 side Oxford United Women draw away on the South Coast to face FAWPL Southern Division leaders, Brighton & Hove Albion WFC.  Are top of the table currently 10 points clear at the top, have won their last 8 matches on a run dating back to November last year. Oxford United Women are just two weeks back into pre-season and this is their 1st competitive fixture. Exited the FA Women’s Cup at the same stage last season to Coventry United Ladies (Coventry City back then).

   Brighton were to take an early lead Amy Taylor netting after 2 minutes, Sophie Perry made it 2-0 after 10 minutes. Brighton were firmly in charge the lead 4-0 at half-time with Kate Natkiel and Charlotte Gurr both scoring. Taylor added another goal to her tally 7 minutes into the 2nd half. Natkiel scored 2 quick-fire goals on 70 and 72 minutes to complete her hat-trick. Lisa Fulgence continued her form of coming off the bench to score a goal adding Brighton’s 8th. They weren’t done there with 2 more goals scored in the last 5 minutes both from Gurr to complete her hat-trick and hand Brighton their biggest win of the season and against a higher placed league opponent too.

They weren’t the only FAWPL Southern Division side to wrack up double figures at the weekend either. Chartlon Athletic Women were drawn at home in an all FAWPL tie as they welcomed Northern Division side Newcaste United WFC to Sporting Club Thamesmead. This game was also the featured match on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog at the weekend. Charlton Athletic Women were quick out of the blocks powering into a 3-0 lead inside the opening 15 minutes all 3 goals scored by Gemma Shepherd the 3rd from the penalty spot. Newcastle United WFC were up against it the Charlton tide kept coming Shepherd adding a 4th goal on the half hour mark, then striker partner Kit Graham added 2 goals of her own before half-time the 2nd one her 100th for the club. 

Graham went on to complete her own hat-trick a minute into the 1st half as Charlton continued to dominate. Shepherd scored her 5th of the match 10 minutes later. Stefanie Simmons came off the bench for Charlton on the 60th minute mark and made an immediate impact striking the ball from outside the box to rattle the woodwork and score Charlton’s 9th. Not the immediate impact from the bench, Emily Ellis was looking for as she was introduced to the action late on the Newcastle United WFC unfortunately putting the ball through her own net the final score 10-0 to Charlton. For the whole match report on the SWF Blog click on the link below.

Charlton Athletic Women v Newcastle United WFC 07/02/16

 In another all FAWPL clash it was the Northern Division side that came out on top of their Southern counterparts with promotion hopefuls Blackburn Rovers Ladeis travelling to AFC Hornchurch to take on West Ham United Ladies. Sophie Jones gave Blackburn the lead on the 17th minute the start of a purple patch for the visitors as 4 minutes later Saffron Jordan doubled the advantage, Lynda Shephard making it 3-0 5 minutes later. Jordan scored her 2nd goal of the game in added time to give Blackburn a 4-0 lead at the break. Shepherd went on to score a hat-trick adding 2 more goals 2nd half with substitute Alisha Johnson scoring in the last 10 minutes, Blackburn Rovers Ladies winning 7-0.

 FAWPL Southern Division side Portsmouth FC Ladies travelled to Sutton Coldfield FC  to play FAWSL 2 side Aston Villa Ladies in the FA Women’s Cup. Was a hard fought encounter, a close game with a single goal settling the match. The goal scored on the 65th minute by Aston Villa Ladies striker Katie Wilkinson to see the FAWSL 2 side into the next round. Was a Birmingham derby and another FAWPL Northern and Southern Division tie between Sporting Club Albion Ladies and Coventry United Ladies in a tight contest a late winner sealed victory the goal put away in the 89th minute by Karen Clough to send Sporting Club Albion Ladies through to the 4th Round Proper.

 A single goal was also the winning margin in the last tie to bring you featuring sides in the East. Gillingham FC Ladies were one of the few sides remaining in the FA Women’s Cup not plying their trade in the FAWPL top divisions or FAWSL 2, the FAWPL South East Division One side at home taking in FAWPL Southern Division, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies, had met in the semi-finals of the Ryman Cup earlier in the season a thrilling game that Tottenham won 5-3. Back to Chatham Town FC in the 3rd Round of the FA Women’s Cup, Bianca Baptiste scored in the 1st half putting Tottenham ahead the single strike enough to see Tottenham through to the 4th Round Proper. Bristol City WFC v Queens Park Rangers Ladies and Loughborough Foxes v Lewes Ladies LFC were postponed and will be played this coming Sunday.

The draw for the 4th Round Proper of the FA Women’s Cup is listed below

Bristol City WFC or Queens Park Rangers Ladies v Yeovil Town Ladies or Bradford City WFC

Sheffield FC Ladies v Sporting Club Albion Ladies

Loughborough Foxes LFC or Lewes Ladies v Millwall Lionesses

Brighton & Hove Albion WFC v Blackburn Rovers Ladies

Everton Ladies v Nottingham Forest Ladies or Preston North End WFC

Durham FC Women v Charlton Athletic Women

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies v Aston Villa Ladies

Ties scheduled to be played Sunday 28th February

FAWPL South East Division One

FAWPL South East Division One leaders, Crystal Palace Ladies were finally back in league action after an extended spell of postponements and cup fixtures. Unbeaten in the league they resumed with a top of the table clash against Luton Town Ladies, 3rd in the table enjoying a good season themselves. Crystal Palace Ladies unbeaten league record looked to be under threat after they found themselves 2-0 behind at half-time Luton Town Ladies scoring through Nicola Henman and Erika Byron. Crystal Palace Ladies came back 2nd half to get themselves back on level terms Pamela McRoberts and Gemma Bryan on target. Went 3-2 ahead with Leanne Bell scoring. Natasha Fensome made it 3-3 for Luton Town Ladies, but Crystal Palace Ladies came back again Rochelle Shakes with a determined run into the area crossing for Gemma Bryan to score her 2nd of the match to win it for Crystal Palace 4-3.

Ipswich Town Ladies continue to climb away from the bottom of the table a winning streak that now extends to 3 matches to lift them as high in the table as they have been all season into 7th spot. On the road taking on Suffolk rivals Lowestoft Town Ladies. Defender Aimee Harrison gave Ipswich Town Ladies the lead, former Lowestoft Town Ladies player Natasha Thomas scored a brace against her old club with captain Amanda Crump netting Ipswich Town Ladies final goal in a 4-0 victory.

Moves them 3 points behind East Anglian rivals Norwich City Ladies in 6th spot in the table, Norfolk’s leading women’s side also bagging 3 points this Sunday were at home at Plantation Park hosting bottom side Bedford Ladies. Megan Bartlett found the back of the net for Norwich on 11 minutes. Ebony Wiseman struck 10 minutes later to give Norwich 2. Bartlett scored another before half-time. Ellen Swift was on target midway through the 2nd half with an own goal adding to Bedford Ladies woes as they lost 5-1, Norwich City Ladies winning for the 1st time in 2016.

Eastern Regional Leagues

Of the 4 scheduled matches due to take place in the ERWFL Premier Division only 2 survived the weather. One of those featured current leaders Billericay Town Ladies who had the chance to extend their lead with title rivals Stevenage Ladies match one of the postponements. Billericay Town Ladies were on the road taking on fellow Essex side Colchester Town Ladies. A single goal was enough to give Billericay Town Ladies all 3 points, Nicola Dunston putting the ball into the back of the net. 

In the other ERWFL Premier Division match to beat the weather Acle United Ladies were playing on 3G at the Lynn Grove Academy. Faced tough opposition with Haringey Borough Women the opposition. After a goalless 1st 45 minutes, Acle United Ladies got themselves in front Luka Goodfield scoring the goal 6 minutes into the 2nd half. The lead wasn’t to last long as Haringey Borough Women came back to equalise 5 minutes later through Morgan Lundberg. No more goals were added the points shared in a 1-1 draw.

At the 3rd time of asking the ERWFL League Cup quarter final tie between Great Shelford Ladies and AFC Sudbury Ladies was finally one this Sunday. Stacey Teager gave AFC Sudbury Ladies the lead midway through the 1st half. Sophie Jeffery doubled their lead. Didn’t have it all their own way Great Shelford Ladies creating chances pulled one back late on to ensure a tense finish, AFC Sudbury Ladies held on to win 2-1 to book their place in the semi-finals joining Stevenage Ladies, Colchester Town Ladies and Silver End United Ladies.

 The ERWFL Division One’s East and West take a break as the 14 sides contesting the 2 divisions enter the Division One Cup. Played in a league format with two Groups A and B drawn out between the 2 leagues the top 2 from each going through to the semi-finals. 

In Group A this Sunday, Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies were hosting Bury Town Ladies. Nadine Basson found a goal for Bury Town Ladies in either half however it wasn’t enough to get anything from the game with Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies running out 5-2 winners their goals coming from Georgia Fraser, Naomi Hayes, Patrizia Leo and new signing Martine Smith who scored 2 on her home debut.

 Also in Group A, Division One East leaders Writtle Ladies were at home to Division One West’s Stevenage Ladies Reserves. Writtle continued their 100% winning league form to top the table early on scoring 5 goals to win the match with 5 different goal scorers, Abigail Fry, Sophie Vale, Georgina Tricker, Amy Simmons and Charlotte Walker all on target.

One game on in Group B with Silver End United Ladies of Division One East hosting Hoddesdon Owls Ladies from Division One West who were finally playing a competitive match in 2016. Took the lead after a goalless 1st half, Silver End United coming back late on Rebecca Hollocks scoring to goal to see the points shared 1-1 the final score.


  Cup action all the way in Norfolk this Sunday with the quarter finals of the Ladies League Cup and the 1st Round of the new Ladies Plate competition. Starting with the League Cup the game between Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies & Thorpe United Ladies was postponed. Lynn Ladies were awarded a home win against Bungay Town Ladies Reserves. That left 2 quarter finals to be played.

  One was a repeat of last seasons league Cup Final with holders Wymondham Town Ladies defending the trophy against the side they beat in the final Brandon Town Ladies, travelling to Brandon. Were the better side 1st half going into the break 3-0 to the good. Brandon rallied 2nd half captain Tiffany Forshaw netting twice, Wymondham Town Ladies knock them out to reach the semi-finals going on to win 4-2, Mary Cann and 2 from Laura Wiseman amongst the goals.

   Anyone remember Gorleston FC Ladies? They haven’t played since the beginning of December 2015 and have seen very little football altogether so far this season. Were finally back in action this Sunday at home a game on at last but it was a tough return a League Cup quarter final against Division One side Aylsham FC Ladies. The Division Three side no match as they were beaten 9-0, Abbie Charlton scoring another hat-trick for Aylsham FC Ladies, braces too fro Becky Hills and Lauren Oliver a goal each for Debbie Kelly and Michaela England.

   In the Norfolk Ladies Cup 1st Round, Bungay Town Ladies were on home soil taking on fellow Division One side Long Stratton Ladies. The scores were level at half-time 1-1, Nicola Hazell scoring for Bungay whilst Charlotte Head netted for Long Stratton. 2nd half saw Bungay add 3 more goals to their total Hazell scoring again with Lois Nethersell and Taylor Whiting also on target, Jennifer Head with another goal for Long Stratton the final score 4-2, Bungay Town Ladies into the quarter finals.

   Norfolk Division Two side Red Rose United Ladies travelled to the coast to play Division Three side Cromer Town Ladies in the Ladies Plate. There were braces scored by three of their players, Vicky Lubbock, Megan Skinner and Lauren Hems, Sophie Lubbock and Stacey High also getting on the scoresheet as Red Rose Ladies win comfortably 8-0 to reach the quarter finals.

  An even bigger winning scoreline for fellow Division Two side Bohemians Ladies who were also away to Division Three opponents in Sprowston Ladies Reserves. 10-0 the final score can’t bring you the goalscorers as they’re not listed. Better news for the Sprowston Ladies 1st team with the Division Two side also at home this Sunday in the Ladies Cup hosting Red Rose United of Division Three, a quarter final spot looked out of reach at half-time however as they found themselves 2-0 down. Sprowston Ladies turned it around in the 2nd half to come back to score 3 goals and beat Red Rose United 3-2 to put themselves in the hat for the quarter final draw. 

 One more Ladies Cup tie result to bring you in an all Division Three match leaders Harleston Town Ladies were at home facing Toftwood Ladies won the game 2-1 with goals from Lacey Andrews and Rosie Clark, Laura Harvey scoring for Toftwood Ladies. Fakenham Town Ladies v Stalham Town Ladies and Dereham Town Ladies v Morley Ladies were both postponed whilst North Walsham Angels Ladies advance to the quarter finals having been awarded a home win.


In Suffolk East Bergholt United Ladies won again to keep their 6 point lead at the top of the table beating Copleston Ladies away from home by 2 goals to 1 this Sunday. Those chasing also picked up 3 points as 2nd and 3rd placed Bacton United Ladies and Brantham Athletic Ladies recorded large wins.

Having moved into 2nd spot in the table last weekend, Bacton United Ladies were at home this Sunday against 2nd bottom side Leiston St Margarets Ladies had a 2-0 lead at half-time before going on to win the match 6-0 with Eleanor Catchpole and Samantha Walker both scoring two goals each. Maria Walker and Lois Balfour also getting in on the goal scoring action.

  3rd placed Brantham Athletic Ladies have 2 games in hand on Bacton United Ladies remain a point behind after smashing 14 goals in against bottom side Ipswich Phoenix who remain pointless at the foot of the table. 4 goals a piece for Danielle Harvey and Kirsten Hutchings for Brantham Athletic Ladies. Lucy Elmes scored a hat-trick with a goal each for Lucy Dunnett, Shanice Leeks and Merlin Watson.


Is an ever changing picture at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership with a 4 way battle going on for the title right now. New leaders after this Sunday’s results with Cambridge University Women going to the summit on goal difference over ICA Sports Ladies, captialising on opponents Fulbourn Bluebirds bringing 10 players to their Fenners ground. Amanda Wainwright helping herself to 5 goals on the day with Fiona Carter collecting 4 more, Eve Avdoulos and Hannah Sheahan also scoring in an 11-1 win. Michela Carter with the goal for Fulbourn Bluebirds.

 ICA Sports Ladies keep hold of 2nd spot following a 4-0 away win against Newmarket Town Ladies at the weekend. The 4 goals shared out between 4 different scorers, Tash Applegate, Clare Knibbs, Annie Posnett and Megan Purnell. Cambridge United WFC Reserves climb up a place into 3rd in the table were at home at the weekend against Netherton United Ladies. Was a close contest a single goal enough for Cambridge United WFC Reserves to take all three points, Hayley Turner with the winning goal in the 1st half. 

All that saw previous leaders Cambridge City Ladies drop to 4th in the table, it being that close at the top of the Premiership. They weren’t in league action this weekend, instead trying to play their quarter final in the League Cup against Bar Hill Ladies now into it’s 5th attempt to get it completed. Did at last Cambridge City Ladies the travelling side. Captain Grace Stanley was on the scoresheet yet again with two to her name Carla Penny also netting to see Cambridge City Ladies through to the semi-finals where they will be away again against the current League Cup holders Huntingdon Town Ladies.

In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North leaders Bourne Ladies weren’t in action, however 2nd placed Wisbech Town Ladies could only close the 6 point gap by a point as they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Swineshead Institute Ladies, Becky Taylor scoring the goal for the home side, Kyra Clarke on target for Wisbech Town Ladies.

 Stamford Ladies won for the 1st time in 2016 at the weekend inflicting a 3rd league defeat in a row on Wisbech St Marys Ladies that see’s the former leaders slip to 7th in the table as Stamford Ladies climb above them following a 2-0 away win.

  In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South, St Ives Town Ladies have built a big lead at the top of the table look favourites for the title. A big game at the top this weekend with St Ives Town Ladies travelling to play 2nd placed Park Ladies. Amy Newell scored for Park Ladies the only goal of the match giving the victory and 3 points to Park Ladies close the gap at the top to 8 points and do have 2 games in hand on the leaders, maybe the title race isn’t over yet?

Moving up to 3rd in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South are Riverside Rovers Reserves winning 6-1 at home against Isleham United Ladies this weekend. Two goals each for Roneta Maroosafte and Shikiba Hajizadeh with one more each scored by Jessica Blackbird and Jessica Hill completes the scoresheet for Riverside Rovers Reserves, who have 3 games in hand on the leaders the gap 12 points. Rachel Turner scoring for Isleham United Ladies.

One other game in Cambridgeshire to bring you in the Junior Invititation Cup 1st Round, Huntingdon Town Ladies knocking Little Paxton Ladies out of the competition with a large 8-0 win to book a quarter final tie away to Isleham United Ladies on the 28th of February.


In Essex, Collier Row Tigers and Hullbridge Sports Ladies met in the 2nd Round of the Women’s League Cup, the two are chasing Chelmsford City Ladies for top spot in the Premier Division, was a close contest ending 1-1 after 90 minutes. Extra time yielded no winning goal so the tie headed into a penalty shootout, Collier Row Tigers won it 4-3 to send them into the quarter finals of the competition. 

In the Essex Women’s Premier Division, Chelmsford City Ladies remain at the top after the weekends results 1 goal enough to take all three points away to 5th placed Runwell Hospital Ladies.

Elsewhere in the Premier Division the other two fixtures featured the sides battling it out at the bottom of the table Hutton Ladies Reserves won big beating Walden Ladies 8-2 at home to pull away from the danger. In the other match it was a narrow 2-1 home win for Lawford Ladies over bottom side Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies.

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

    Let’s start with the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup whilst one side of the draw already has a finalist in Watford Ladies Development u19s the other half is still at the 2nd Round stage, why I will find out eventually. Either way the 2nd Round tie finally took place this Sunday with ERWFL Division One West side hosting Beds & Herts Division Two side Garston Ladies FC96. Proved to be too tough an opponent for the lower division side who lost 12-1. Royston Town Ladies will now play at home next weekend in the quarter final against Hertford Town Ladies.

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division One, Bishops Stortford Ladies move back up into 3rd spot after beating Flitwick Ladies 3-1 on Sunday with Danielle Dutnall, Elle Georgiou and Abigail Stevens the players getting their goals. Elsewhere in the division it ended goalless between Toddington Rovers Ladies and Sherrardswood Ladies.

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two Houghton Athletic Ladies unbeaten start to the 2015/16 season came to an end after 10 matches after the leaders were beaten 3-2 at home against Hitchin Town Ladies, Rebecca Day scoring a hat-trick enough to take all 3 points Emma Hawkes and Shakeela Hussain with the goals for Houghton Athletic Ladies. The win see’s Hitchin Town Ladies up to 3rd spot in the table.

That result benefited Sharnbrook WFC who move a place back into 2nd in the table now 3 points behind Houghton Athletic Ladies with a match in hand. Where away to Woburn Lionesses who occupied 2nd spot themselves going into the game. Charlotte Mullins gave Sharnbrook WFC the perfect start scoring in the 1st minute. Woburn Lionesses had it all square come half-time Danielle Hull levelling in 30 minutes. Sharnbrook went into a 3-1 lead 2nd half Sian Cunningham netting twice on 66 and 72 minutes, Georgia Herrington got one back for Woburn Lionesses 3 minutes later to set up a tense final 15 minutes Sharnbrook WFC held out to claim the 3 points.

Also in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two Watton Ladies were held 2-2 at home against Royston Town Ladies Reserves, Georgia Gannaway on target both times for the visitors.

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, Icknield Ladies remain 3 points clear at the top of the table winning 4-0 at home against 5th placed Bedmond Ladies at the weekend. Two goals from Jackie Sheridan and another from Cyeanna Eaton plus an opposition own goal sealing the win to keep them ahead of the rest.

Hitchin Belles climb back into 2nd in the table still with a 100% win record now 9 out of 9 following a comfortable 9-1 win away from home at Kings Langley Ladies. Shannon Page and Emily Field both wanting a match ball after scoring a hat-trick each. Charis Wakefield chipping in with a brace, Amy Jack with the other Hitchin Belles goal. Kimberly Nield with the consolation goal for Kings Langley Ladies.

Panshanger Ladies climb above Bedmond Ladies into 5th spot in the table following the weekends results. Have now won 3 in a row away against Hatfield Town Ladies this Sunday were behind on 18 minutes Milan Johnson scoring to put the home side in front. Panshanger Ladies equalised on the half hour mark Kathryn Light finding the back of the net had a 2-1 lead at half-time with Hatfeild Town Ladies putting through their own net. Light added a 3rd goal for Panshanger 15 minutes into the 2nd half with a goal coming in injury time scored by April Spang to win the game 4-1.

That concludes Edition Twenty-One of The Tuesday-Round-Up, nice to have plenty of action to cover. Now February’s here hoping more sides can get a decent run of games in this month I think will go along way into deciding where titles will be won and lost and in almost every league their are still several contenders, lot’s more to look forwards to. League tables and results updated across the website. Women’s Football East passed 1,000 followers on Twitter during the past week pleased to see the interest continues to grow at a rapid pace and I appreciate all the support. Until the next Edition thanks for reading.

Match Report – Charlton Athletic Women v Newcastle United WFC


The football action on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog this Sunday comes from the 3rd Round proper of the FA Women’s Cup. An all FAWPL clash Southern v Northern Division as promotion chasing Charlton Athletic Women hosted Newcastle United WFC at Sporting Club Thamesmead. One side proved to be far stronger than the other on the day for all of the match action click on the link below to take you to the blog report.

Charlton Athletic Women v Newcastle United WFC

The Tuesday Round-Up

The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Twenty

   The Tuesday Round-Up has reached Edition Twenty. January has been a challenge the wettest for a long time so many postponements glad to see them tail off somewhat these past two Sunday’s. That of course means there’s plenty of women’s football action to bring you from this weekend league and cup. Quarter Finals of the FAWPL League Plate and Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup to mention a couple. Sitting down later than I would like to write this on a Tuesday evening so let’s get cracking into it.

FAWPL Southern Division

The south coast was where the weather proved to be the least kind this weekend with the FAWPL Southern Division fixtures at Portsmouth FC Ladies and Lewes Ladies getting postponed. That left just the one game in the league but it was a big one 2nd v 3rd as Cardiff City Ladies travelled to London to take on Charlton Athletic Women. Both sides were after the 3 points to close the gap on leaders Brighton & Hove Albion WFC. In the end it was neither side could find the breakthrough the game ending in a goalless draw with see’s them both narrow the gap at the top by a point. Both have 3 games in hand on the leaders as do all the teams hoping to catch Brighton however they will have to see them drop points down the line if they wish to overhaul them in the race for the title.

FAWPL League Plate

It was the quarter final stage of the FAWPL League Plate this Sunday and two of those ties featured sides featured on Women’s Football East. Gillingham FC Ladies of FAWPL South East Division One were taking in higher league opposition as FAWPL Northern Division side Newcastle United Ladies make the long trip down to Kent. They returned to the North East with a place in the semi-finals secured winning the game 3-0 the goals scored by, Ellie Dobson, Emma Hewitt and Ellen Turnbull.

Coventry United Ladies were at home in their quarter final tie taking on lower league opposition, FAWPL Northern Division One side Liverpool Marshalls Feds Ladies. The FAWPL Southern Division side are in the semi-final draw winning the game by a single goal, scored by Helen Dermody in the 62nd minute. Keynsham Town Ladies are also in the semi-finals line-up whilst we will have to wait for 2 more weeks to see if either Loughborough Foxes WFC or Enfield Town Ladies join them.

FAWPL South East Division One

 Milton Keynes Dons Ladies move level on points at the top of the FAWPL South East Division One with leaders Crystal Palace Ladies following another big win at the weekend. Having beaten Lowestoft Town Ladies at home 12-0 the previous Sunday, were making the trip east to play Lowestoft again this Sunday and although the side 2nd bottom of the table kept the scoreline below double figures Milton Keynes Dons Ladies gave their goal difference another boost winning 7-0, Leah Cudone and Andie Dickens with 2 goals each along with strikes from Hannah Barrett, Charley Clarke and Heather McDonnell. Milton Keynes Dons have played 3 games more than the leaders.

The other match taking place in the FAWPL South East Division One this Sunday was at Wootton Blue Cross with Bedford Ladies bottom of the league taking on Ipswich Town Ladies who were looking to build on last weekends derby victory over Norwich City Ladies to move themselves further clear of the bottom end of the table. Picked up 3 more points to move above Old Actonians Ladies into 9th in the table. Hollie Clement and Natasha Thomas both scoring with Zoe Cossey newly signed from Lowestoft Town Ladies scoring her 1st 2 goals for Ipswich as they won 4-2. Bedford Ladies goals from Chelsea Hunter and Kaiya Glynn.

Capital Women’s Cup

This weekend saw the 3 remaining quarter finals of the Capital Women’s Cup with Charlton Athletic Women already through to the semi-finals. West Ham United Ladies were paired against Tottenham Hotspur Ladies in another cup competition, at home this tie at AFC Hornchurch. Avilla Bergin gave the visitors an early lead finding the back of the net on 5 mins. West Ham responded on half an hour getting back on level terms through Italian striker Romina Pinna. No more goals followed in the regular 90 the game headed into extra-time still the deadlock couldn’t be broken and the tie went to penalties. A dramatic shootout followed going all the way to sudden death Tottenham goalkeeper Toni Anne Wayne saving to see them take it 7-6 on pens and advance to the semi-finals.

 Enfield Town Ladies were hosting Queens Park Rangers Ladies at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium. The visitors had an early chance to take the lead from the penalty spot, Enfield goalkeeper, Kerrie Marlborough saved it. Queens Park Rangers had the lead at half-time with Danielle Puddefoot scoring on 25 minutes. Had to wait until the 73rd minute to double their advantage Jo Wilson on target, went on to score another a few minutes later before Emma Whitter made it 4-0 on the 84th minute that the final score, Queens Park Rangers booking their semi-final spot.

  Completing a strong quartet of semi-finalists are FAWPL South East Division One leaders Crystal Palace Ladies at home taking on lower league opponents Abbey Rangers Ladies, came away with a convincing win making double figures 10-0 the final score, Gemma Bryan with a hat-trick, Nicha Dyett, Abigail Igbavboa and Alma Donohoe all with 2 each with Pamela McRoberts also getting in on the goalscoring.


Eastern Regional Leagues

 Stevenage Ladies go level on points with Billericay Town Ladies both on 25 at the top of the ERWFL Premier Division after a goalless draw away to Colchester Town Ladies this Sunday. Crucially Stevenage Ladies have two games in hand although two of the games they have yet to play are home and away with Billericay Town Ladies both coming up later this month they could go along way to deciding where the title is heading.

Brentwood are up one weekend, down the next the visitors this Sunday were Acle United Ladies who were looking to build on last Sunday’s county cup win to get thier 1st league win of 2016. Had the early lead Kate Pasque scoring the goal. Took till the 43rd minute to double their advantage Amber Rowland scoring her 1st goal for her new club. Brentwood Town came back into it early in the 2nd half Carla Rose halving Acle’s lead. Wasn’t long before Acle restored the 2 goal cushion Alice Ladbrooke through on goal to score. Leah McGuire scored a 4th for Acle before Anna Larkins struck from distance to make it 5-1.

AFC Dunstable Ladies picked up another 3 points to lift them away from the bottom end of the table too, were at home to bottom side Gt Wakering Rovers Ladies at the weekend. Had a 2-1 lead at half-time Danielle Carty with both of the goals, another brace followed 2nd half this time scored by Amber Pearson to seal a 4-1 win.

In ERWFL Division One, there was just the one league match played with Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies hosting 2nd placed Silver End United Ladies. The visitors had a 2-1 advantage at half-time with Katharine Pearson and Danielle Warnes finding the back of the net. Abbie Simmonds scoring for Little Thurrock Dynamos, Simmonds added another goal in the 2nd half but it wasn’t enough as Lynsey Bowman bagged herself a hat-trick Silver End United winning 5-2.

One fixture in ERWFL Division One West beat the weather too this weekend, leaders Hutton Ladies finally back in action having not played since December 6th 2015 in the league have held onto top spot by a single point were on the road taking on 3rd placed Offley & Stopsley Ladies. Was a high scoring contest 10 goals shared between the two sides, Hutton Ladies, Katie Lowen netting a hat-trick with team mates Kelly Roberts, Ebony Moore and Rachael Agomber also putting the ball into the back of the net to win it 6-4 and open up a 4 point gap at the top of the league.


   Brandon Town Ladies went top of Norfolk Women’s Division One last weekend and that’s were they remain after this Sunday’s league fixtures following a big 8-0 win away to Fakenham Town Ladies, captain Tiffany Forshaw on target 6 times, with Brooke Wickens scoring twice to keep them a point clear at the top with 2nd and 3rd placed Wymondham Town Ladies and Aylsham FC Ladies also winning.

 Wymondham Town Ladies were also on their travels this Sunday crossing the county to play Lynn Ladies at the West Lynn Social Club. Led 2-0 at the break with Amber Cantwell and Sally Hammerton on target. Lynn Ladies pulled a goal back through Shelley Woods 2nd half, but Wymondham Town went on to win 3-1 to take the 3 points. 

Aylsham FC Ladies were on home turf taking on Long Stratton Ladies, the visitors took the lead before the defending champions came back with goals from Abbie Charlton, Becky Hill and a brace from Kiera Squires to take the points in a 4-2 win. Charlotte Head and Jennifer Head the players grabbing the goals for Long Stratton.

  In Norfolk Women’s Division Two the stand out fixture was the meeting between 1st and 2nd at Walmer Road as Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies took on North Walsham Angels Ladies both side unbeaten this season and gunning for promotion. This was the featured game on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog this Sunday and turned out to be a real cracker a great game to watch and with it a fantastic advert for women’s football in Norfolk. The tone was set right from the 1st minute with Kirkley & Pakefield clearing the ball off their goal line following a break away from North Walsham’s Luci Middleton. It as a break way from the home side on 10 minutes that would lead to the opening goal Nikki Wigg bursting over halfway her shot saved by the on rushing North Walsham goalkeeper on the edge of her area the ball loose coming to Sophie Martin who hooked the ball high into the air to see it drop over the line.

 Scores were back on level terms at half-time Middleton getting past the on rushing goalkeeper then controlling the ball well before rifling it into the back of the net. The visitors sent their support wild when Emma Allsopp stabbed her shot over the keeper from the edge of the box and had Kirkley & Pakefield facing their 1st defeat of the season. Pushed everyone forwards late into injury time getting hold of a poor clearance the ball found it’s way through to Wigg at the far post she put the ball into the back of the net the final score 2-2. To read the full match report click on the link below.

Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies v North Walsham Angels Ladies

   3 more games played in Division Two this Sunday, 3rd placed Sprowston Ladies were away to Bohemians Ladies. Lost the game 2-1 as Bohemians Ladies ended a run of 4 straight defeats to pick up their 1st points of 2016. That defeat fro Sprowston Ladies saw Red Rose Ladies move up to take 3rd spot in the table as they won big on the road taking on Bungay Town Ladies Reserves. Lauren Hems did plenty of celebrating as she helped herself to 5 goals, not far behind her was Sophie Lubbock on target with 4 goals with a goal each for Vicky Lubbock and Ellen Hutton in an 11-2 win. Nicola Hazell with both goals for Bungay Town Ladies Reserves. Stalham Town Ladies also picked up their 1st 3 point haul of 2016 this Sunday with a 3-1 home win against bottom side Morley Ladies.

In Norfolk Women’s Division Three, Harleston Town Ladies going marching on at the top of the league 9 wins out of 9 now well clear at the summit. At home this Sunday against Toftwood Ladies, no surprise to see Miryam Ruiz on the score sheet added another 4 goals to her tally this game with Claire King and Rosie Clark also scoring in a 6-2 win.

 6 goals were also scored at home by Red Rose United Ladies as they beat bottom side Sprowston Ladies Reserves 6-1. Freethorpe Ladies move into 2nd place in the table capitalising whilst Gorleston FC Ladies remain in hibernation. Freethorpe Ladies were at home this weekend Dereham Town Ladies the visitors. The home side found themselves a goal down at half-time. Responded 2nd half scoring 3 goals, Claire Garner with a pair, Samantha Greenland also netting, Dereham Town Ladies scored another goal themselves the 3 enough to take the points for Freethorpe Ladies winning 3-2.


  Battle of the top 2 in the Suffolk Women’s Division this weekend with leaders East Bergholt United Ladies at home to Brantham Athletic Ladies. A fine result for East Bergholt United too as they take the 3 points to give themselves a 6 point lead at the top. Jessica Clarke and Jodie Sharp on target in either half enough to give East Bergholt United a 2-1 victory, Lucy Dunnett getting the goal 2nd half for Brantham Athletic.

That defeat see’s Brantham Athletic Ladies slip to 3rd in the table as Bacton United Ladies climb to the highest place they have been all season following a huge win away to bottom side Ipswich Phoenix. Lois Balfour and Francesca Rainbird with a goal each for the visitors, 2 each for Eleanor Catchpole and Maria Walker, plus an OG, the scoreline was dominated by Samantha Walker on target with 5 goals in a 12-2 win. Shannon Cameron and Katie Sherwood scored a goal each in the 1st half for Ipswich Phoenix.

Copleston Ladies also won at the weekend taking the 3 points in a 4-2 home win over Witnesham Wasps Ladies. Kristie Turner scoring 2 goals for Copleston, with a goal a piece for Elysia Young and Amy Trenter. Witnesham Wasps replying through Emma Long and Emily Steward.


Netherton United Ladies got themselves back to winning ways in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership at the weekend having suffered defeats against 2 of the 3 leading the pack in recent games were at home to 2nd placed Cambridge University Women this Sunday prevented the visitors going clear at the top winning the match 2-0 with goals from Stacey Fullicks and Megan Strickland to take the 3 points climb up to 5th spot.

At the other end of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership, Newmarket Town Ladies travelled to Fulbourn Bluebirds, both sides still searching for their 1st win of the season. Looked like Fulbourn Bluebirds might have it as they led 3-0 at half time. Newmarket Town Ladies young guns came back 2nd half Abbi Griffin scoring a 2 goals in 4 minutes on 46 and 52. Fulbourn Bluebirds got it back to 4-2, Newmarket Town came back Kate Winnewisser scoring twice to see the points were shared in a thrilling 4-4 draw. Michela Garner, Rachel Pearce and 2 from Abigail Molloy the goal scorers for Fulbourn Bluebirds.

 In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North, Bourne Ladies extend their lead a the top of the table to 4 points following a 3-2 away win at Downham Town Ladies at the weekend. Goals from Tracey Duxbury-Mead, Claire Lawrenson and Charlotte Ayers enough to take the 3 points despite a brace from Downham Town Ladies, George Lingham.

 Elsewhere in the Championship North it was a clash between the bottom two with Tydd St Mary Ladies hosting Hungate Rovers Ladies. The visitors have the one win to their name so far and that was the reverse fixture against Tydd St Mary Ladies, now have the double over them to record their 2nd win of the season winning 4-1 Jade Chamberlain scoring a hat-trick with Chantelle Abraham getting Hungate Rovers Ladies other goal.

St Ives Town Ladies newly formed this season are running away with the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South this season, extended that lead to 9 points win a convincing 7-1 away win against fellow new side Riverside Rovers Ladies. Tierney Poore and Georgia Rebane both bagging a brace with their other goals scored by Georgia Stancombe, Penelope Ford and Hannah Seymour-Shove. Michelle Bark with the consolation goal for Riverside Rovers.

  Elsewhere in Cambridgeshire it was the 1st round of the Women’s Junior Invitation Cup with 4 ties scheduled to take place. Wisbech Town Ladies were handed a home win when opponents Comberton Ladies couldn’t field a team. Holders of the Junior Invitation Cup, Cambridge United WFC Reserves were away taking on Wisbech St Marys Ladies. Ebony-Jade Rule opened the scoring for the visitors before Hayley Turner, captain Becca Fay and Emily Reed all scored for Cambridge United WFC Reserves to see them into the quarter finals.

Joining the holders in the quarter finals are, Championship South side Park Ladies although it took them extra-time to do it, away in a Sunday morning kick off against Cambridge Rangers was 2-2 after 90 minutes before Park Ladies finished the stronger in the extra 30 scoring 3 more times to take the tie 5-2 their goals coming from Erin Powell x2, Casey Ward, Amy Newell and Kirstie Smith. Fellow Championship South side and last season’s beaten finalists Milton Ladies are also through to the next round after they beat March Town United Ladies 5-3 at home, all 5 of their goals scored by Kirstie Lemmon-Sparks. Emma Searle, Adele Munday and Shannon Kelly on target for March Town United Ladies.


In the Essex Women’s Premier Division leaders Chelmsford City Ladies were at home to newly promoted Hullbridge Sports Ladies enjoying a good start to life in the top tier in Essex were fou points adrift of the leaders going into the game, found themselves 1-0 down at the break, Lisa Overall giving Chelmsford City Ladies the lead. Hullbridge Sports Ladies came back 2nd half to win the game 2-1 with goals from Christina Fragnito and Broghan Kelly to move into 2nd spot in the table a point off top spot level on points with Eastern Avenue and Collier Row Tigers with Runwell Hospitall Ladies just 2 points off the top in 5th all very tight at the top. At the other end of the Essex Women’s Premier Division, Walden Ladies beat Lawford Ladies 3-2.

   In Essex Women’s Division One their was some very sad news as the league lost a side Leigh Athletic Ladies folding never good to here and Women’s Football East wishes their players and coaches all the best hope some if not all stay in the game.

   That will see an adjustment to the league table. Of the games that did take place it was a high scoring draw between Alresford Colne Rangers and Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies Reserves the game ending 4-4. Was a good result for Chigwell Ladies too as they travelled to Wickford Town Ladies picking up another win 5-1 the final score.

   One other match in Essex at the weekend in the Women’s League Cup 2nd round Runwell Hospital Ladies book a spot in the quarter finals with a 2-1 win at home against Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves.

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

An ever changing picture at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One with just the one fixture taking place this Sunday. Harvesters FC Ladies who were knocked off top spot last weekend after losing heavily at home to Hertford Town Ladies, were at home again this time against bottom side Sandy Ladies go 3 points clear at the top once again winning 5-0 Ellie Lovelock and Kayla Johnson both scoring 2 with the 5th goal added by Lauren Croucher.

 In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two it was the battle of the top two with Houghton Athletic Ladies taking their unbeaten record to Woburn Lionesses. Keep it in tack following a 1-1 draw to keep the gap in front to 4 points. Ciara Craig scoing their goal, whilst Georgia Herrington was on target for Woburn Lionessess. Hitchin Town Ladies climb up to 4th place in the league table a point behind 3rd placed Sharnbrook WFC after a 3-0 home win against AFC Kempston Rovers Ladies. Emma Chaffey, Rebecca Day and Chanel Serriff-Grey getting the goals.

One match in Beds & Herts Division Three, with Panshanger Ladies taking on bottom side Shefford Town & Campton Ladies. Looking to build on last weeks win Panshanger had the lead on 10 minutes Sophie Whitman opening the scoring. Were 4-0 to the good at half-time Georgina Harvey and Kerry Twigg netting before Whitman added her 2nd a minute before half-time. Whitman completed her hat-trick 15 minutes into the 2nd half. Shefford Town & Campton pulled 1 goal back through Chloe Moore. Five minutes from the end April Spang added a 6th for Panshanger as they win 6-1 leaving them comfortable in mid-table well clear of the battle at the bottom.

Elsewhere in Beds & Herts it was the quarter finals of the Women’s League Cup, 2 ties were played this Sunday. Last season’s runner-up Sherrardswood Ladies were at home draw against a potential banana skin in Hitchin Belles unbeaten in Beds & Herts Division Three. The Division One side proved too strong in the end, goals from Manjinder Atwal, Laure Marris and a 90th minute penalty from Abby Cardall seeing Sherrardswood Ladies through to the semi-finals. 

 In the other quarter final tie Flitwick Ladies struggling in Beds & Herts Division One were at home against Division Two side Watton Ladies. No goalscorers for this one which is a shame as it was a high scoring game 8 goals shared between the teams, Watton Ladies reach the semi-finals scoring the more winning 5-3. The quarter final tie between Crawley Green Ladies and Hertford Town Ladies was postponed, whilst Letchworth Garden City Eagles are still waiting to see which Garston Ladies side they will face in the quarter finals.

That completes another packed Edition of The Tuesday Round-Up some thrilling games there the drama keeps coming and looking forwards to writing about even more twists and turns into February now few teams out there with a hefty fixture list still others glad to have the points on board. Until next week thanks for reading and your support of Women’s Football East the twitter account is rapidly closing in on 1000 followers and that highlights the interest that is out there for the women’s game.

Match Report – Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies v North Walsham Angels Ladies

Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies v North Walsham Angels Ladies (photo credit Steve Wood)

Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies v North Walsham Angels Ladies (photo credit Steve Wood)

The football action on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog this Sunday features a top of the table clash in Norfolk Women’s Division Two with the top two in the league gunning for  promotion both unbeaten so far this campaign, Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies v North Walsham Angels Ladies. Two sides playing in only their 2nd season each proved to be a real cracker and a fantastic advert for women’s football in the county. Click on the link below to take you to all the match action.

Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies v North Walsham Angels Ladies