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The Round-Up – Norfolk 27/11/16

The Round-Up

Norfolk – Sunday 27th November

Norfolk Women’s County Cup

4 ties in the 2nd Round of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup 2nd Round fell foul of the weather last weekend. 3 of those were played this Sunday. Kings Lynn Town Ladies playing their 1st ever competitive match at The Walks home of Kings Lynn Tow FC. Were hosting fellow Norfolk Women’s Division One side who they had already beaten twice in the league. Made it 3 wins with a comfortable scoreline. Captain Shelley Woods scoring 4 goals. A brace too for Elle Bocking with Becky Russell and Taylor Sarchet also getting a goal to their names in an 8-0 win will face Acle United Ladies in the quarter finals.

Bohemians Ladies from Norfolk Women’s Division Two will be at home in the quarter finals taking on County Cup holders Thorpe United Ladies after they over came Division Three side Freethorpe Ladies on Sunday edging the result 2-1 to progress. Claire Garner with the goal for Freethorpe Ladies.

   An all Division Two tie in the other 2nd Round game played at the weekend with Briston Wanderers Ladies travelling to play Sprowston Ladies. A good result for Briston Wanderers winning the match 5-2 to reach the quarter finals where they will be at home to either Long Stratton Ladies or Aylsham FC Ladies who face each other this Sunday.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

One league match taking place in Norfolk this Sunday from Division Two with leaders Gorleston FC Ladies opening up a massive 9 point gap at the top winning for the 7th game in a row to maintain a 100% winning start to the season. Had lost out away to Stalham Town Ladies on penalties in the 2nd Round of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup last Sunday. At home this Sunday at Emerald Park won the game 4-2 with Bethany Turner scoring a hat-trick, Kayleigh Byrne with their other goal.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 27/11/16

The Round-Up

Suffolk – Sunday 27th November

Suffolk Women’s County Cup

  Two quarter final ties to be decided in the Suffolk Women’s County Cup this Sunday. Lowestoft Town Ladies game postponed due to them being involved in FA Women’s Cup action last Sunday eventually going out to fellow FAWPL South East Division One side, Norwich City Ladies. Were to play extra-time for the 2nd cup game in a row this Sunday, Norfolk Division One side Bungay Town Ladies the visitors to Crown Meadow the result tied at 2-2 after 90 minutes, Lowestoft Town’s fitness telling in the extra half hour as they went on to win the game 4-2 will now played Suffolk Women’s Division side Bacton United Ladies in the semi-finals. Gemma Moore with 2 goals for Lowestoft with captain Hannah Waters and Aimee Durrant also scoring.

  In the other quarter final tie to be played Suffolk Women’s Division leaders, Walsham Le Willows Ladies were at home playing ERWFL Division One side, Ipswich Wanderers Ladies the visitors setting up a show down in the semi-finals with holders Ipswich Town Laides winning the game 3-0 with 2 goals from Tarnya McKew and a goal for Michelle Taylor-Allum.

Suffolk Women’s Division

Two games in the Suffolk Women’s Division on Sunday and with Walsham Le Willows in County Cup action 2nd placed Ipswich Town Ladies Development level on points with Walsham Le Willows, moved 3 points clear at the top winning away from home against East Bergholt United. Their goalscorers, Florence Cage, Sian Cottrell, Jennifer Purbrook and Emily Steward seeing them win the match 4-1. Jessica Oxlade on target for East Bergholt United.

 Remember Copleston Ladies? they were finally back in league action on Sunday playing just their 3rd league game of the season! Having previously lost their opening 2 matches got themselves a much needed win at the weekend and their 1st points on the board where at home playing Leiston St Margarets Ladies, scoring 2 goals in each half to win the game 4-0. Jemma Wessels netting a brace with Sophie Crane and Elysia Young also grabbing a goal each.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 27/11/16

The Round-Up

Cambridgeshire – Sunday 27th November

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

 One game from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership with Bar Hill Ladies hosting ICA Sports Ladies on Sunday a win for Bar Hill seeing them climb up into 3rd place in the table go level on 12 points with leaders Cambridge United WFC Reserves and 2nd placed Newmarket Town Ladies matching both their records with 4 wins and a loss from 5 played. Laura Spaxman netting a hat-trick in the game for Bar Hill, 2 goals for Anna Jepshon plus a goal for Naomi Ingarfield in a 6-1 win, ICA Sports reduced to 10 players after just 15 minutes with Bella Winn red carded. Carmen Herridge scoring their goal.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

Elsewhere across the county the Group stage of the new look Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup continued. A mini league format 8 Groups with 3 or 4 teams in each with the winners progressing to the quarter finals in the New Year. 4 groups were decided this weekend. Cambridge United WFC Reserves were already through topping Group B.

In Group A it’s a Championship North side that progress into the knock-out stages with a big home win on Sunday. Wisbech St Mary Ladies playing host to fellow Championship North side, Hungate Rovers Ladies. An own goal in the opening 3 minutes getting thing’s started for Wisbech St Mary, from then on Lauren Lewis was the star of the show scoring a 1st half hat-trick then adding 2 further goals in the 2nd half to see Wisbech St Mary Ladies top Group A with a 6-0 win.

 In Group C, Riverside Rovers Reserves from the Championship South won at home against fellow league side St Ives Rangers WFC. Goals from Lianna Bell, Clare Knibbs plus a brace from Anna Haun the 2nd from the penalty spot seeing them win the match 4-1. Ellen Chapman scoring for St Ives Rangers. Riverside currently top Group C on goal difference however Premiership side Cambridge University Women have their final game next Sunday and are favourites to top the group go through.  An away win awarded to Netherton United Ladies in Group D sees them top of the table with the group to be decided next weekend.

 In Group E, Bar Hill Ladies had already qualified for the quarter finals. Milton Ladies from the Championship South taking on Cambridge Rangers from the same league in the final match in the group. Milton Ladies winning the match edging the result 3-2 on Sunday. Kirsty Lemmon-Sparkes adding 2 more goals to her seasons tally with Lauren Threadgold also on target with a goal.

  Group F in the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup was where the Supporting Women’s Football Blog headed at the weekend to watch a winner takes all match. The only group with 2 Premiership sides in it both Newmarket Town Ladies and Is Ives Town Ladies tied on 6 points at the top haven both beaten the groups other sides, Isleham United Ladies and Fulbourn Bluebirds from the Championship South. The sides 2nd and 3rd in the Premiership going into the game, Newmarket held top spot courtesy of goal difference.

  Newmarket creating the early chances the St Ives defence holding firm, the visitors took the lead midway through the 1st half counter attacking Sophie Marheineke playing Georgia Stancombe in behind to round the keeper inside the box and score. 4 minutes later the lead was doubled. Marheineke involved again helping to set up Sasha Smith the St Ives captain sending her shot past the keeper into the back of the net. Held onto the 2-0 lead for the rest of the match scoring a 3rd goal late on in the 2nd half substitute Jade Carpenter capitalising on a goalkeeper error to put the ball into the back of the net. The whole match report can be found further down the page on the website or by clicking on the link below.

Newmarket Town Ladies 0-3 St Ives Town Ladies

Isleham United Ladies hosted Fulbourn Bluebirds on Sunday also in Group F either side looking for their 1st points in the group. 2 goals for Katie Luddy plus a goal for Krissie Taylor saw Fulbourn Bluebirds pick up the 3 points finish 3rd. Laura McAllister scoring for Isleham United the final score 3-1.

No game in Group G this Sunday will be decided this coming weekend. Two matches in Group H. Championship North side, P&L Motors Diamonds sitting top after the weekends results after they came out on top of a 7 goal thriller at home to Premiership side Park Ladies. who scored through Danielle Green, Amy Newell and Erin Powell wasn’t to be enough to get anything from the game as they exit the League cup with a 4-3 defeat. Two Championship sides met in the other Group H match on Sunday, Championship North side March Town United Ladies hosting Championship South side Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves. 2 goals for Danni Youngs plus 1 for Dominika Szary seeing Newmarket win the game pick up 3 points in their final match in the group. 3-1 the final score Louise Barbour scoring for March Town United who play P&L Motors Diamonds in the final game need to win by a big score to top the group.

The Round-Up – Essex 27/11/16

The Round-Up

Essex -Sunday 27th November

Essex Women’s County Cup 

Postponed from last Sunday there was one tie in the 2nd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup to be settled this Sunday and all Essex Women’s Premier Division clash between Chelmsford City Ladies and league leaders, Lawford Ladies. 2 goals from Jasmine Cox plus a goal from Bethany Irwin saw Lawford win the game 3-0 and advance into the quarter finals the draw to be made this Wednesday.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

  With Chelmsford City Ladies and Lawford Ladies postponed due to the above County Cup match their were 4 matches scheduled in the Essex Women’s Premier Division 2 of those were postponed too leaving just the 2 games played on Sunday. Both Eastern Avenue and Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies winning to move up a place in the table now 4th & 5th respectfully. Both going above Runwell Sports Ladies holding 4th position going into the weekend. Were at home to Eastern Avenue the visitors winning the game 5-0 to move above them.

   Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies were at home on Sunday taking on Alresford Colne Rangers the visitors scoring 3 goals, wasn’t enough to take anything from the game with Beacon Hill Rovers scoring 4 goals to edge the victory take the 3 points courtesy of goals from Emma Norton and Anna South, plus a brace scored by Jo Smeaton seeing them into 5th spot.

Essex Women’s Division One

  Essex Women’s Division One leaders Corringham Cosmos won away from home on Sunday with a comfortable 7-1 victory against, Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves to maintain their position at the top ahead of Frontiers Ladies on goal difference.

frontiers-kelly-holsworth  Level on 24 points with Corringham Cosmos, Frontiers Ladies continued their 100% winning start to the league with an away win against bottom side Waltham Forest Ladies to keep the pressure on the leaders. Frontiers had started the season with a crushing win at home against Waltham Forest and having scored 53 games in their 7 league games to date it looked a case of how long could Waltham Forest keep Frontiers at bay, the visitors creating chances were frustrated by Waltham Forest keeper, Kelly Holsworth (pictured) breaking the dead-lock opening the scoring from a free-kick. Emma Parker made it 2-0 to Frontiers with Holsworth adding her 2nd of the game to see Frontiers lead 3-0 at the break. Kay Foy struck twice early in the 2nd half to put Frontiers 5-0 up, Sharon Ferguson doing the same with 2 quick goals to make the score 7-0. Claire Davidson scored Frontiers 8th goal with Ferguson completing her hat-trick to see Frontiers win 9-0. Level on points with Corringham Cosmos, however Frontiers have a match in hand.

Elsewhere in Division One, Harlow Town Ladies Reserves move back into 3rd place in the table with a 5-2 home win on Sunday against Benfleet Villa Ladies. Moving up a place also into 4th spot in Division One are Hatfield Peveral Ladies with a narrow 2-1 away victory over FC Clacton Ladies on Sunday.


The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 27/11/16

The Round-Up

Beds & Herts – Sunday 27th November

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Sherrardswood Ladies winning streak came to an end on Sunday, 5 league victories in a row had seen them climb into top spot in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One. Suffered their 2nd defeat of the season at home this weekend taking on St Albans Ladies who move up into 5th with the 3 points. St Albans leading 2-0 at half-time Suzanne Read giving them the lead on 37 minutes, Kayla Johnson adding the 2nd goal a minute before the half-time whistle. Sherrardswood Ladies pulled a goal back 5 minutes into the 2nd half Laura Cousins scoring. St Albans went on to restore the 2 goal cushion lead 3-1 in the 63rd minute, Read with her 2nd goal of the game, 3-1 the final score.

  3-1 was also the final score in the other match in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One at the weekend going the way of the away side as Bishops Stortford Ladies travelled to play Hitchin Town Ladies. Goals from Rosee Golding, Yasmin Smith and Samantha Tant seeing them secure the 3 points and climb up into 3rd place in the league. Emma Chaffey scoring the goal for Hitchin Town Ladies.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 A meeting between 2nd and 3rd at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday with 2nd placed Panshanger Ladies hosting 3rd placed Garston Ladies FC 96 at the Moneyhole Playing Fields. The sides had met just a fortnight ago in the reverse fixture Panshanger Ladies winning away from home 6-1 to move above Garston in the league. This time Garston were the away side and won the 3 points beating Panshanger by an equal 5 goal margin to move back above them into 2nd. Led 2-0 at half-time before going on to score a further 3 goals 2nd half to win the match 5-0. A brace each for Lilly Clark and Jade Roberts with Lauren Berryman also netting a goal.

Watton Ladies move up into 4th spot in Division Two with a large away win on Sunday travelling to play bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets still looking for their 1st league points of the season. Watton finding the back of the net for 7 goals winning 7-1 to take the 3 points. Charlotte Demmon with the consolation goal for Woburn in the 2nd half.

Watton move above Hitchin Belles in the league table after they were beaten away from home on Sunday playing Royston Town Ladies Reserves who win for the 2nd time this season winning the match 5-2 with the goals coming from 5 different scorers, Abby Collins, Angelica Fachechi, Amber Murray, Harriet Smith and Kelly Yarwood all getting their name on the scoresheet. Ruth Fox and Charlotte Peters with Hitchin Belles goals.

Beds & Herts Division Three

 Two matches in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three on Sunday Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues opening up a 3 point lead at the top of the table as the extended their 100% winning start to the season to 5 matches were away at the weekend playing Potters Bar United Ladies. Amy Gibbins and Georgia Payne both netting 2 goals each with a goal for both Rachel Moffat and Leanne James in a 6-0 victory.

In the other match in Division Three, Crawley Green Ladies came from behind twice to beat Shefford Town & Campton Ladies to climb up into 3rd place in the league on Sunday. At home Crawley Green were behind in the 7th minute as Shefford took the lead. Nina Service getting Crawley Green back on level terms in the 37th minute to make it 1-1 the score at half-time. Again Shefford took the lead early on in the 2nd half. Service with her 2nd goal of the match squaring it up at 2-2 on 56 minutes. Kirsty Morley scored to see Crawley Green take the lead for the 1st time in the match 3-2. Service netting her 3rd goal to complete her hat-trick with 6 minutes left to see Crawley Green take the 3 points with a 4-2 win.

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

In final tie to be played in the 2nd Round of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup with Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side Garston Ladies hosting the current holders of the cup Watford Ladies Development U19s. The sides playing out a 1-1 draw in the 90 minutes on Sunday to see the tie head into extra-time. Watford scoring in the extra period to win the match 2-1 and complete the quarter final line up.

The Round-Up – ERWFL 27/11/16

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 27th November

ERWFL Premier Division

 Haringey Borough Women move 3 points clear at the top of the ERWFL Premier Division table with a thumping win at home on Sunday the visitors, bottom side Colchester Town Ladies. Jessica Appeagyei and Julia Carruthers have scored 20 goals between them for Haringey Borough already this season. Both scoring a hat-trick on Sunday. Roisin Cormack, Klesha Darroux, Anele Komani and Jaidene Browne all scored a goal each to in a 10-1 win. Georgia Box with a late consolation goal for Colchester Town Ladies.

   Haringey pulling clear of 2nd placed Bedford Ladies after they suffered defeat conceding an injury time winner away to Acle United Ladies who hadn’t played a league match since the end of October had slipped down the table as a consequence. Kate Pasque gave Acle the lead 13 minutes into the 1st half and advantage they held onto for most of the game, Bedford pushing for a equaliser 2nd half pulled the scores level late on only to give away a penalty in the 4th minute of injury time. Joanne Hooper putting the ball into the back of the game to see Acle win the 3 points climb up to 6th in the table with games in hand on all the sides above them.

At Creasey Park, 3rd placed AFC Dunstable Ladies were held to a goalless draw by visitors AFC Sudbury Ladies who drop down the table to 8th after other results go against them. Acle into 6th, Brentwood Town Ladies into 7th with a win away to Histon Ladies. That after finding themselves 2-0 down at half-time, Histon Ladies with the advantage after a brace from Alison Wright midway through the 1st half. Brentwood Town came back 2nd half an early goal 2 minutes in to reduce Histon’s lead drew level on 60 minutes then took the lead on 70 minutes, Sophie Lovell on target with a goal with Leah Cowan scoring twice. Both sides saw a player red carded in the match Katie Webb for Histon, Emma Mackie sent off for Brentwood who held on to finish 3-2 winners.

 Billericay Town Ladies recent good form and winning streak was brought to an end by Royston Town Ladies the home side on Sunday taking all 3 points winning their 3rd league game of the season. 2 goals from Sammy Tinsley plus 1 for Paris Coldicott-Stevens enough to get the points in a 3-2 win. Vicky Kinsman and Sophie Whiting netting the goals for Billericay Town.

ERWFL Division One

After a shock 1-0 defeat to end their 100% winning start to the season Cambridge City Ladies were looking to get back to winning ways on the road on Sunday playing bottom side Hoddesdon Town Ladies who despite not having picked up a single point yet their new look side is starting to improve. Had to work hard defending to keep Cambridge City at bay, the visitors taking a 1-0 lead into the changing rooms at half-time, Emma Littlewood the scorer. Lauren Tomlinson putting Cambridge City 2-0 up with a little over 20 minutes left on the clock. Georgia Prior with her 1st goal of the season pulled it back to 2-1 5 minutes later. The final score Cambridge City remain 3 points clear at the top.

Moving back into 2nd place on 21 points are Bedfordshire side Offley & Stopsley Ladies away to Hutton Ladies on Sunday afternoon, led 2-0 at half-time with Rachael Lewis scoring both their goals. Hutton Ladies pulled a goal back in the 2nd half Samantha Kuski putting the ball into the back of the net, however they weren’t able to breach Offley & Stopsley’s defence again to take anything from the game.

 Silver End United Ladies having moved into 2nd spot in the ERWFL Division One table last weekend were away to fellow Essex side Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies on Sunday. A late equaliser for the visitors saw them take a share of the points in a 2-2 draw. Sophie Dowman and Danielle Styles with the goals for Little Thurrock Dynamos, Lynsey Bowman and Rebecca Hollocks with the goals for Silver End United Ladies.

A good result at home for Stevenage Ladies Reserves on Sunday taking on 4th placed Wymondham Town Ladies. Stevenage scoring 3 goals in the opening 8 minutes of the 2nd half putting them in control of the game going on to win 4-0 to win their 4th league game of the season climb to 7th. 4 different goalscorers with Rosy Wodhams, Leah Littlechild, Jessica Nash and Sarah Payne all on target.

Following on from picking up their 2nd win of the season last Sunday against the league leaders, Hertford Town Ladies picked up their 1st away point in the league this weekend. A local derby Hertford travelled to play Colney Heath Ladies the 2 sides contesting a goalless 1st half. Colney Heath Ladies captain, Sophie Joseph scored to give them the lead. Hertford came back to level 10 minutes from time, Becky Shephard striking the ball into the back of the net.

The Round-Up – FAWPL 27/11/16

The Round-Up

FAWPL – Sunday 27th November

FAWPL Southern Division

3 games in the FAWPL Southern Division this Sunday with Tottenham Hotspur Ladies keeping up their unbeaten start in the league returning to the top of the league with victory away to Swindon Town Ladies. The goals all coming after they were held 0-0 at half-time. Bianca Baptiste getting the break through for Tottenham 11 minutes into the 2nd half putting them into the lead. Renee Hector made an immediate impact coming off the bench on the 59th minute scoring Tottenham’s 2nd goal a minute later, the lead extended to 3-0 just 3 minutes later Nikita Whinnett netting the goal. Kelley Blanchflower also finding the back of the net with less than 15 minutes to play to see Tottenham onto a 4-0 win climb back above Cardiff City Ladies who weren’t in league action this weekend.

Also moving above Cardiff City Ladies into 2nd place are Charlton Athletic Women with a home win against Portsmouth FC Ladies on Sunday. Charley Clifford putting the home side ahead on the 3rd minute. Samantha Quayle scoring for Portsmouth midway through the 1st half saw the sides go into the dressing room 1-1 at half-time. Charlton going on to take a 3 goal lead in the 2nd half before Portsmouth reduced the deficit late in the game. Kit Graham scoring to see Charlton go 2-1 on 64 minutes. Charlotte Lee adding a goal on 78 minutes with Clifford adding to her 1st half strike scoring on 83 minutes. Sarah Kempson pulling the goal back for Portsmouth in injury time as they go down 4-2.

In the other match in the FAWPL Southern Division it was a clash between the bottom 2 with West Ham United Ladies travelling to Uxbridge to play Queens Park Rangers Ladies. Julie Melfard giving the visitors an early lead scoring in the 7th minute. The lead lasted just 10 minutes Jenny Critchley finding the back of the net for Queens Park Rangers to level things up, that the way it stayed until the final whistle, Queens Park Rangers earning their 2nd point of the season the gap to West Ham United remains 3 points with a game in hand.

FAWPL South East Division One

gm-no32 Top of the table Cambridge United WFC saw their run of 8 straight league victories come to an end at the weekend a trip down to Kent to play Gillingham FC Ladies who themselves maintained their unbeaten start to the season. The home side taking an early lead Emma Tune fouled outside the box then stepping up to take the free-kick sending the ball into the back of the net. Cambridge came back to level on the half-hour Nicole Perschky making it 1-1. Gillingham went on to take a lead into the dressing room at half-time, April Bowers (pictured) scoring with 2 minutes left in the 1st half. 2 goals in 2 minutes from Gillingham midway through the 2nd half saw them pull in front a 2 goal advantage with Emily Symond and Amy Taylor on target to make it 4-1 in what would be her last game for Gillingham with her loan spell from Brighton coming to an end alongside Vicky Ashton-Jones. Gillingham taking the 3 points unbeaten with 7 played, in 6th place have 3 games in hand on most of the sides above them. Cambridge remain top spot.

Their lead however is reduced to 2 points after a win for 2nd placed AFC Wimbledon Ladies on Sunday away to Enfield Town Ladies. Were a goal down early in the game however as Enfield led after just 3 minutes. Captain Jess Trimnell scored for Wimbledon to level it up on 26 minutes only for Enfield to get back into the lead 6 minutes later led at half time. Laura Curtis got it back to 2-2 for Wimbledon on 58 minutes, the score level going into injury time only for Georgia Heasman to score the winning goal for Wimbledon 2 minutes into injury time to see them take the 3 points with a 3-2 victory, coming on in the 73rd minute to make her 1st team debut.

3rd placed Milton Keynes Dons Ladies travelled to 4th placed Actonians Ladies on Sunday the 2 sides sharing the points with a 1-1 draw. Both the goals coming in the 1st half, Carla Williams with the goal for Actonians Ladies. Rebecca Vass on target for Milton Keynes Dons Ladies. 1-1 was also the score between Stevenage Ladies and 5th placed Luton Town Ladies. The side bottom of the FAWPL South East Division One getting their 2nd point of the season. Stevenage took the lead captain, Donna McGuigan putting them 1 up. Conceded a late penalty to deny them their 1st lead win of the season, Zara Carroll scoring from the spot to make it 1-1 was later sent off for Luton.

Ipswich Town Ladies got back to winning ways in the league on Sunday and move up 2 places in the table in the process up to 7th win an away win against Denham United Ladies. Ipswich Town were a goal down at the break however, Lauren Cox scoring for Denham United in the 1st half. Ipswich coming back to level thing’s up Laura Guyon scoring for the 2nd successive match since joining from C&K Basildon Ladies. The winner coming in the 90th minute Lindsay Cooper with the goal her 1st of the season to see Ipswich Town take the 3 points.

Capital Women’s Cup

Postponed from last Sunday, Crystal Palace Ladies were at home playing their Capital Women’s Cup quarter final tie against Camden Town Ladies. Reach the semi-finals of the competition where they will be at home to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies in the New Year racking up a double figure winning scoreline. Lilli Maple netting herself 4 goals. Rochelle Shakes also scoring a hat-trick with a goal each for Megan Goss, Pamela McRoberts and Alma Donohoe also on target in a comfortable 10-0 win.

Match Report – Newmarket Town Ladies v St Ives Town Ladies

The football action on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog this Sunday came from the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup a new format this season the sides split into 8 Groups with a mixture of Premiership and Championship sides in each with the winners progressing to the quarter final knock-out stages. Group F featured 2 Premiership sides, Newmarket Town Ladies & St Ives Town Ladies both having won their opening 2 matches were both on 6 points at the top of the table now playing each other in a must win game to progress, Newmarket Town holding top spot on goal difference.

Match Report – Newmarket Town Ladies v St Ives Town Ladies

  Trip to Newmarket today to the Ridgeons Stadium to watch the deciding match in the group stages of this seasons, Cambridgeshire S-Tech Women’s League Cup with Newmarket Town Ladies hosting St Ives Town Ladies tied at the top of the table on 6 points in Group F vying for a place in the quarter final knock-out matches in the New Year.

  A new look for the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup this year with the early stages being held in a group format the sides across the three leagues in the County the Women’s Premiership and Championship North and South drawn to face each other in 8 Groups A-H with 3 or 4 sides in each playing each other once a Premiership side in each against Championship opposition. With 9 sides competing in the Premiership one Group has 2 sides in it and that is Group F featuring both Newmarket Town Ladies and St Ives Town Ladies along side Championship South sides Isleham United Ladies and Fulbourn Bluebirds.

  A good start to the season for both sides in the Premiership. Newmarket Town Ladies currently 2nd in the table won their 1st 4 league games before suffering their 1st defeat against Cambridge United WFC Reserves who took over at the top 2 weeks ago. Drawn into Group F were on the road for their 1st 2 games against Championship South sides, Fulbourn Bluebirds and Isleham United Ladies winning their 1st game 9-0 the 2nd 3-0 hold the advantage over St Ives Town Ladies on goal difference.

  St Ives Town Ladies are into their 2nd season as a club having formed for the 2015/16 season, recognise a few of their squad from the Sawtry Ladies side I covered on the blog in it’s very early days. also a few players in the squad who used to play for Huntingdon Town Ladies too. With St Ives Town already having youth sides in girls football the platform was in place to form a women’s team. Did well in their 1st season winning promotion up to the Premiership and of the 3 sides promoted from the Championship’s North and South this season are doing well in 3rd place in the table. Have also played Isleham United Ladies and Fulbourn Bluebirds in their 1st 2 group F matches winning 4-0 and 4-1 at home to have 6 points, today a must win game if they wish to advance to the knock-out stages of the Cambridgeshire League Cup the 2 sides have met in the league already this season Newmarket Town Ladies winning 2-0 away from home. 

Group F                
Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1 Newmarket Town Ladies 2 2 0 0 12 0 12 6
2 St Ives Town Ladies 2 2 0 0 8 1 7 6
3 Isleham United Ladies 2 0 0 2 0 7 -7 0
4 Fulbourn Bluebirds 2 0 0 2 1 13 -12 0

 The venue for today’s match, Newmarket Town FC’s Ridgeons Stadium. A brand new state of the art cork based 3G pitch. A very good playing surface and one of the best artificial surfaces I’ve seen. A covered stand with seating on one side of the pitch, along side the clubhouse and bar with hot food and drink available, Barry’s Snack Shack served up one of the best cheeseburgers I have had in a while. A bright sunny end to November, a few dark clouds around and these would grow to make it chilly and gloomy over the course of the game.

 Newmarket Town Ladies starting XI – Eloise Hope, Jasmine Woodfield, Olivia Orme, Jess Linger, Beth Woodfield (C), Abbie Marshall, Cindy Ponder, Abbi Griffin, Joeli Kirby, Nadine Basson & Lauren Deller.
 subs – Lauren Blackaby & Molly Agnew

 St Ives Town Ladies starting XI – Kira Markwell, Steph Ransome, Penny Ford, Molly Berryman, Molly Flack, Megan Stow, Sophie Marheineke, Georgia Stancombe, Amy Seymour-Shove, Hannah Seymour-Shove & Sasha Smith (C).

 subs – Connie Liddiard, Chloe Stefanelli, Jade Carpenter, Leigh Chatten & Jorgie Hall.

(roll on roll off substitutes)

  Newmarket to kick off the 1st half wearing yellow shirts with blue trim on the shoulders and sides blue shirts with yellow trim on the sides and yellow socks with two blue and white bands with St Ives Town lined up opposite wearing black and white vertical striped shirts, black shorts and socks. The home side look to attack from the off the ball played up through the middle looking for Joeli Kirby making a run on the left, Molly Flack stepping forwards to get her head on the ball clear for St Ives. Newmarket trying again on the right, Abbi Griffin on the ball getting down the line and putting a cross into the box, St Ives goalkeeper, Kira Markwell claiming confidentially at her near post. 
  Markwell is out to the edge of her area, clearing the ball as Cindy Ponder plays Kirby in up the left, puts the ball into the middle along the ground trying to pick out Lauren Deller running through the middle the St Ives goalkeeper getting to the ball 1st. A fast start to the match both sides looking to get the ball out to their wide players attack down the wings. A free-kick for Newmarket inside the St Ives half on the right side Jess Linger on the ball plays it long up into the box, the header clear putting the ball out for a throw on the right is by St Ives Molly Berryman.

The Newmarket Town Ladies defence, Olivia Orme in the front of the picture, Jess Linger and captain Beth Woodfield
beyond keep their eye on the in coming ball, pictured with St Ives Hannah Seymour-Shove
  From the throw the ball is cleared out to the left comes to Newmarket, left back Olivia Orme looks to send it back in quickly towards the top of the area with striker Nadine Basson making a move from right to left across the D, colliding with the St Ives defender challenging her manages to get the ball on into the box races away behind for a goal kick before Kirby can chase it down. Ponder has a strike on goal from all of 30 yards out, the shot straight at Markwell who takes it cleanly. Coming forwards on the left side Griffin sends the ball high into the box, Deller arriving sees the ball over her shoulder hitting it on the volley trying to pick out the top corner curls wide of the mark.
  St Ives are working hard to close the ball down, Megan Stow winning possession in the middle gets it forwards, helped on St Ives captain, Sasha Smith leading the attack is fed in down the right on the run hits a shot from the edge of the box in low towards the near post, Eloise Hope in the Newmarket goal makes a comfortable save. Georgia Stancombe brings the ball down the right, loops a cross up into the Newmarket area Beth Woodfield Newmarket’s captain heads the ball away from danger. 

St Ives Town Ladies, Megan Stow is beaten to the ball by Newmarket’s Abbi Griffin

  Orme getting forwards with the ball on the left for Newmarket plays the pass in field getting Basson onto the ball running through the centre, rolls it forwards into the box with Ponder getting up field to her right, Markwell off her line quickly gets to the ball and slides in to claim. Griffin up the right wing for Newmarket crosses early the ball along to top of the St Ives area for Deller who attempts to bring it down and turn to shoot, Flack is on her shoulder the defender doing well to prevent the shot the ball going out for a goal kick.

  A little to casual at the back from Hope as the goalkeeper with the ball at her feet loos to pass it out of her area inside to Woodfield, St Ives, Hannah Seymour-Shove bursting forwards latching onto the ball drives into the box, Hope recovers quickly and getting across throws herself into a full long dive to make the blocking save as Seymour-Shove shoots. Hope makes a good catch inside her six yard box moments later not put off as Hannah Seymour-Shove throws herself forwards trying to get onto the end of a Stancombe cross put in from the right.

Newmarket Town Ladies, Nadine Basson
  Basson plays the ball on for Kirby on the left, a little long, Kirby does well to keep it in before she can get her head up and cross, Steph Ransome gets back at her and tackling wins the ball for St Ives, Newmarket prevent the break keeping the ball on the left rolled into Basson left corner outside the box curls a ball over the defence dropping into the six yard box, Markwell down low makes the save pushing the ball out to the right, Penny Ford getting it away as Griffin closes her down.
  Ponder wins the ball in the middle of the park gets the pass into Kirby on the left in behind squares a cross along the floor into the six yard box, Markwell down to see it into her gloves before Basson or Deller can arrive. Griffin tries her luck from 25 yards out a curling effort lacks the height to trouble Markwell. Newmarket make a double switch, Kirby and Ponder come off, Lauren Blackaby and Molly Agnew come on. 
  GOAL! Newmarket have been pressing forwards looking for the opening goal of the match, however it is the visitors who get themselves in front 25 minutes into the 1st half, Sophie Marheineke along side Stow in the middle of the park has been getting the tackles in to win the ball break up play, gets forwards carrying the ball on towards the Newmarket box has Stancombe ahead of her looking to get in behind the defence threads the pass into her run taking it on into the box, Hope comes rushing out goes to ground Stancombe takes the ball past her and sends it into the empty net beyond 0-1.

Georgia Stancombe pictured getting back to help in defence
gives St Ives Town Ladies the lead


St Ives Town Ladies
Sophie Marheineke

 Newmarket get straight back on the attack from the restart Abbie Marshall playing the ball into Griffin who looks to play the ball into Agnew on the left top of the area looks to cut inside, Ransome defends well to deny her a goal scoring opportunity. Orme up field passes the ball into Deller central back to goal outside the box, looks to lay it to Agnew on the left coming into the box again Ransome puts in the challenge. A great ball over the top with Basson getting in behind the St Ives defence hits the falling ball on the half volley outside the box the shot straight at Markwell the keeper dropping forwards onto the bouncing ball.

 GOAL! 4 minutes after going in front, St Ives double their lead. The visitors launching a counter attack with Marheineke getting forwards again the ball is played up field, a back heel to help it on Marheineke plays it on trying to pick out Smith as the Newmarket defence try to clear, Smith gets in to challenge win the ball top of the area shifts the ball to her right and curls her shot around the keeper into the goal beyond to score 0-2.

St Ives Town Ladies
captain Sasha Smith

  St Ives enthused by 2 quick goals press forwards Smith out to the left strong on the ball drives into the box, Beth Woodfield stands her ground and wins the tackle before a shot can be released. Another double switch for Newmarket with Ponder and Kirby back on for Basson and Deller. Agnew bursting down the left wing sends in a low cross for Newmarket into the six yard box Markwell calls and gathers as Berryman misses her attempted clearance in front of her.
  Marshall with the ball at her feet for Newmarket on the right plays the diagonal ball into the box with Kirby breaking forwards into the area, hits the shot puts the ball wide behind the goal. Ponder gets in behind the St Ives defence on the left squares the ball along the six yard box too many bodies to get through before the cross can reach Kirby at the far post the ball is cleared out of the box Griffin 1st to it 25 yards out goes to shoot sends her strike over the bar. 

Half-time Newmarket Town Ladies 0-2 St Ives Town Ladies

  A 2-0 lead for St Ives at the break as the 2 sides head to the dressing room. A busy 1st half, the advantage with St Ives now hold onto the lead and they will progress to the knock-out stages of the league cup at Newmarket’s expense. Have put in alot of work 1st half defending well at the back, Markwell confident behind her defence. Their goals coming as Newmarket were pressing for the lead themselves, had created more chances in front of goal, it’s the ones that cross the line however that count and St Ives took both their goals well to do that.
  Has got decidedly chilly as the sides come out for the 2nd half the sky full of dark clouds the light starting to fade. St Ives to kick-off the 2nd half Deller is back on for Newmarket. The home side press early a strong run on the ball from Griffin on the right wing whips the ball into the box trying to pick out Deller trying to bring it down is closely marked by Flack the ball is pushed out of the area with Linger getting forwards strikes the shot looping into the air is touched by Markwell. A corner on the right put in towards the top of the area, players making runs the ball isn’t picked up runs through to Blackaby who hits a shot up and over the crossbar. 

Abbie Marshall on the ball for Newmarket Town Ladies 
  Ford tackles to win the ball for St Ives at the back up field into Stow on for Smith a quick break the ball in passed into Stancombe racing in behind from the right shoots early the ball flying wide at the near post. Newmarket bring Ponder back on replacing Linger who has taken a knock. Pressure from Deller forces an error form the St Ives defence outside the box gets the ball and rolls it into Kirby inside the box closed down gets it squared centrally to Marshall who shoots puts the ball straight at Markwell the keeper getting her gloves wrapped around the ball. Basson returns to the action for Newmarket with Agnew coming off.

Kira Markwell in goal for St Ives Town Ladies

   A delay in play as Stancombe comes off the worst as she and Ponder come together inside the box as the ball is punched away by Markwell in front of the pair as Griffin lifts a cross into the box. A free kick to Newmarket outside the box to the right as Deller’s run is impeded. Ponder on the set-piece sends the ball up towards the far post, Markwell with the call backpedalling plucks the ball out of the air. St Ives make their 1st chance of the match Marheineke the player coming off Connie Liddiard comes on. Another foul in the middle of the St Ives half gives Ponder another opportunity to put the ball into the box, central lifted up into the air Markwell isn’t challenged as she catches the ball.

   Amy Seymour-Shove with a run on the left takes the ball in behind the Newmarket defence cuts back inside plays the ball into Smith top of the area, a good 1st touch to take the ball away from her marker then spinning to meet the ball as it drops to the floor plays her shot straight at Hope well placed in her goal. One Seymour-Shove to the other as Hannah getting hold of the ball in the middle lays it forwards to Amy on the left getting forwards wins her side a corner, the ball is attacked at the near post, everyone misses it but despite the melee in front of her Hope claims well. 
Georgia Stancombe with Newmarket Town Ladies, Molly Agnew

  A free-kick for St Ives in the middle, Liddiard on the ball sends it long into the box, runners breaking into the area, bounces on into Hope’s gloves before it can be attacked. A 2nd change for St Ives, Leigh Chatten comes on replacing Ford at left back with a little under 20 minutes left of normal time. Griffin gets a corner for Newmarket on the right the ball put in near post is cleared behind by Berryman for a 2nd corner going longer this time flies across the six yard box Blackaby leaping can’t get her head on the ball. 

  Newmarket’s Marshall moving forwards with the ball lays the pass inside to Ponder 35 yards from goal shoots as the ball runs across her body the ball bounces a yard wide of the St Ives goal. The floodlights are switched on the clouds making it very dark above, Griffin is tackled by Chatten as she tries to go past her down the right the ball runs out for a corner, a change for St Ives before it is taken Chloe Stefanelli on for Ransome. Flack defends the corner heading away at the near post. Another change for St Ives, Smith coming off, Jade Carpenter entering the pitch.

Newmarket Town Ladies, Lauren Blackaby with St Ives Town Ladies, Amy Seymour-Shove
  Newmarket push on searching for a goal to get themselves back into the match with less than 5 minutes left the ball is played into Deller back to goal inside the D, shifts it well between her feet to find a yard of space on the turn can only pick out Markwell in the right space to claim hold of the ball in goal. Newmarket bring the ball on down the right the diagonal ball into the box is sent in low Basson breaking into the area throws herself at the ball trying to get onto the end of it as Markwell coming forwards closes the space down the ball hitting her as she and Basson come together. Basson stays down is in alot of discomfort another lengthy spell for treatment, having suffered from a nasty knee injury in the past it is a concern as she is carried off the pitch can’t continue, Agnew is readied and sent on. St Ives make another change too Jorgie Hall coming onto the pitch replacing Hannah Seymour-Shove as the game moves into injury time. 
  GOAL! Late in the game St Ives score a 3rd goal to ensure the victory and it comes from an error at the back from Newmarket have a throw at the back the ball is thrown to Hope top of her area on the left, at her feet doesn’t get rid of it as Carpenter moves to challenge for the ball nips in to get her toe on the ball, moves down the line the angle inside the area acute she opens up her body opting for placement as Hope backpedals trying to get back in her goal, sends the ball curling up towards the top corner and in to make it 0-3. A good finish.
  Hope knows it was her error holds up her hand in acknowledgement, harsh but you have to move on goalkeepers make fair more saves than errors anyone will tell you. The game moves into injury time. Newmarket keep pushing forwards the ball is with Griffin on the right running onto the ball strikes it early 30 yards out her shot/cross flashing across the face of the St Ives goal. Marshall win seconds left plays the ball on for Griffin moving in from the wing hits the ball with the outside of her boot the ball flying across the six yard box and wide at the far post as the final whistle blows. 
Full time Newmarket Town Ladies 0-3 St Ives Town Ladies

  A 3-0 win for St Ives Town Ladies sees them top Group F and advance to the quarter finals of the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup will be joined by Cambridge United WFC Reserves, Bar Hill Ladies and Wisbech St Marys Ladies with the other 4 groups to be decided next Sunday. Recent history shows the league cup is a wide open competition and on today’s performance St Ives Town Ladies should fancy their chances. Put alot into the game defended well, Newmarket starting well creating opportunities but not breaking the St Ives defence down the visitors growing in confidence and 2 well taken goals seeing them hold the advantage a half-time. A good all round team performance keeping Newmarket at bay 2nd half nicking a goal late on to make sure of the win.
  Disappointment for Newmarket going out of the league cup and a blow to see Nadine Basson leaving the pitch on a stretcher will be missed hoping it’s not too serious an injury and wish her all the best and for a speedy recovery. My thanks to both Newmarket’s Luke Worley and St Ives, Darren Majoram for their help with the teams today.

The Round-Up – Essex 20/11/16

The Round-Up

Essex – Sunday 20th November

It seems every week in The Round-Up somewhere or other at the moment I am reporting about a team withdrawing from a league in the region and this week sadly it’s no different. Southend Town Ladies who had been struggling to fulfil fixtures have pulled out of Essex Women’s Division One which has seen so adjustment to the table benefiting some others losing points won. Sad to see another side gone and wish everyone at Southend Town Ladies the best hope you all stay in the game one way or another.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

One game in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this weekend and Wickford Town Ladies are celebrating after they get their 1st win in the league since being promoted. Climb up to 8th spot in the table as a result the 3 points earned away from home against Hutton Ladies Reserves. 2 goals from Kerry Mills plus a goal a piece for Julia Setford, Carly Willis and Harley Brueton seeing Wickford Town win the game 5-2.

Essex Women’s Division One

2 matches in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday and Collier Row Athletic continue to advance up the league table 4 straight league wins now. A high scoring game on Sunday at home against Harlow Town Ladies Reserves who themselves found the back of the net 3 times. Was far from enough to take anything from the game however as Collier Row Athletic put more than double that tally into the back of the net winning the game 7-3.

   Another side failing to take anything from a match at the weekend after scoring 3 goals were Wickford Town Ladies Reserves despite a hat-trick from Rachael Dipper at home visitors FC Clacton Ladies left with all 3 points after scoring 6 to 4th spot joining 4 sides all on 12 points in the middle of the table.

Essex Women’s County Cup 

Like the rest of the region it was County Cup weekend in Essex the 2nd Round of the competition 7 ties to decide who would join Cup Holders, C&K Basildon Ladies in the quarter finals. Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies and Billericay Town Ladies going through with home wins after their opponents withdrew from the league. Chelmsford City Ladies v Lawford Ladies was postponed and they will try again this coming Sunday.

That left 4 2nd Round ties that were played this Sunday. A big win at home for last seasons beaten finalists Writtle Ladies from the ERWFL Premier Division playing Essex Women’s Premier Division side Walden Ladies. Sophie Vale bagging herself 4 goals in the match with captain Abigail Fry netting a hat-trick. Ellie Bowdidge, Lucy Jones and Amy Simmons also scoring as Writtle racked up a 10-0 win.

A big win away from home too for ERWFL Premier Division side Brentwood Town Ladies taking on Essex Women’s Premier Division opponents Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies, the 2 league gap proving too much. Georgia Holdaway finding the back of the net for 4 goals, Marie Barker scoring a hat-trick with Emma Hooker also getting a goal in an 8-0 away win.

Just a single goal was enough to decide the only all ERWFL tie in the 2nd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup and it saw Division One side Hutton Ladies through to the quarter finals knocking out Premier Division side Colchester Town Ladies at home. Kaitlin Sugg with the goal for Hutton.

An all Essex Women’s Premier Division tie in the last match to bring you from the 2nd Round and Harlow Town Ladies with a 100% win record in the league advance to the quarter finals of the County Cup winning big at home against Collier Row Tigers on Sunday. If you rocked up for the 2nd half you missed an all action 1st half. 6 goals coming in the opening 15 minutes. Tayla Handscomb put Harlow Town into the lead inside the opening minute only for Collier Row Tigers to score right away to make it 1-1, Tia Dye put Harlow Town back into the lead on 7 minutes Handscomb netting her 2nd goal a minute later to make it 3-1, Collier Row Tigers getting it back to 3-2 on 12 minutes. Taylor O’Leary scoring for Harlow Town on 15 minutes to see them lead 4-2. Francesca Tye extending the lead 3 minutes later Harlow Town going on to dominate the remainder of the 2nd half, Fran Gamble having seen the goals going in went on to grab herself a 13 minute hat-trick to see Harlow Town lead 8-2 at half-time. The 2nd half in comparison was a quiet affair with just a further goal added to Harlow Town’s tally O’Leary with her 2nd of the match to see them into the quarter finals and make it 10 wins from 10 in all competitions.

  The draw for the quarter finals of the Essex Women’s County Cup scheduled for Weds 30th November. 

Essex Women’s Trophy

  With 3 of the 4 quarter finals of this years Essex Women’s Trophy already decided without a ball being kicked it was nevertheless a tasty looking encounter in the remaining fixture with Frontiers Ladies new this season high flying in Essex Women’s Division One hosting higher league opponents Chigwell Ladies. The Essex Women’s Premier Division side taking the lead in the match going in front on 14 minutes. Frontiers responded and pulled it back to 1-1 within 7 minutes of falling behind, Hayley King netting the goal. Chigwell came back to retake the lead with 10 minutes of the 1st half left from a free-kick 2-1 the advantage at half-time. 

frontiers-freya-liiv  In a competitive match between the 2 sides Frontiers pushing for an equalising goal got it with 12 minutes of normal time left Sharon Ferguson on target ending 2-2 after 90 minutes the tie headed into extra-time. Frontiers were to find the extra energy and got themselves into the lead for the 1st time in the match Freya Liiv (pictured) on hand to put the ball into the back of the net. Held the advantage going into the 2nd period of extra-time, Ferguson scoring her 2nd of the game to open a 2 goal cushion with 5 minutes left, just aswell as Chigwell responded straight away scoring up the other end to make it 4-3. Frontiers seeing out the closing minutes to win the game advance to the semi-finals of the Essex Women’s Trophy where they could face either Trinity U18s or Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves or with Southend Town Ladies withdrawing from the league may even receive a bye straight to the final if I learn anything more will let you know however the draw is scheduled to be made Wednesday 30th November.

The Round-Up Beds & Herts 20/11/16

The Round-Up

Beds & Herts – Sunday 20th November

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

sherrardswood-marris  Sherrardswood Ladies are the new leaders of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One moving above previous leaders Sandy Ladies who were in County Cup action this weekend on goal difference. At home this weekend Sherrardswood made it 5 straight league wins as they hosted bottom side Letchworth Garden City Eagles. Laura Cousins opeing the scoring on 7 minutes Laurie Marris (pictured) made it 2-0 10 minutes later, Cousins with her 2nd of the match on the half hour mark to see Sherrardswood 3 nil up at half-time. Marris added her 2nd of the game 2 minutes into the 2nd half with Victoria Little also on the scoresheet in a 5-0 win.

Bishops Stortford Ladies move up to 4th spot in the Division One table at the weekend with an away victory over St Albans Ladies, Natasha Coppin, Brogan McHale and Kathryn Stanley all on target in a 3-0 win. Like Sherrardswood and Sandy at the top of the table Bishops Stortford have lost just once in the league so far and have 2 games in hand on the leading pair.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 Postponements elsewhere in the league saw just the one match taking place in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday a big win at home for Hitchin Belles as they entertained fellow promoted side Evergreen Ladies. Shannon Page scoring 5 goals in the match. Ruth Fox, Amy Jack and Charis Wakefield all grabbing a goal each too in an 8-1 victory. Natalie Maher with the goal for Evergreen Ladies.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

History was made in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three on Sunday as Shefford Town & Campton Ladies won their 1st ever league match. Having had a difficult 1st season as a club had started this season with 2 draws and 2 losses equalling the previous seasons record. Put in a lot of work in pre-season preparing for there 2nd season and have the reward at last an away victory over Potters Bar United Ladies 3rd in the table in their debut season. A 2-0 win for Shefford Town & Campton, Karen Clark and Louise Grocott scoring the goals to win the club their 1st 3 points. 

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

Elsewhere it was the 2nd Round of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup 4 ties to be played to see who would join the big 4 of Luton Town Ladies, Bedford Ladies, AFC Dunstable Ladies and Offley & Stopsley Ladies in the quarter finals. Sharnbrook WFC from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One were already through after their opponents withdrew from the league before the season started.

 Also joining Sharnbrook WFC from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One in the quarter finals of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup are Houghton Athletic Ladies. Were away in the 2nd Round taking on Luton Town Ladies Development side. Goals from Ciara Craig and Emma Hawkes seeing them advance in the competition with a 2-0 win.

  Elsewhere there was a casualty from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One at the weekend with Sandy Ladies top of the league going into the game knocked out of the County Cup by Division Three opposition away to Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues top of Division Three. Both Casey Chapman and Molly Hughes scored a hat-trick with Madison Drewett also getting her name on the scoresheet with a goal in a 7-2 victory. Sandy Ladies goalscorers, Jade Anderson and Amber Williams.

  Both Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses sides are through to the quarter finals with the Clarets in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two putting their league woes behind them to advance in the County Cup away to Division Three side Crawley Green Ladies. Woburn were leading 2-0 at half-time thanks to a brace from Dominique Hull. Emma Payne doubling the lead early in thr 2nd half with 2 goals in 2 minutes to see Woburn lead 4-0, Crawley Green fought there way back into hte game Jessica McNamara with 2 goals to half the deficit, Woburn eventually winning 4-2 to reach the quarter finals.

The draw for the quarter finals has been made and the ties listed below are scheduled to e played Sunday 15th January.

Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets v Luton Town Ladies

Bedford Ladies v AFC Dunstable Ladies

Houghton Athletic Ladies v Offley & Stopsley Ladies

Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues v Sharnbrook WFC

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

  Two outstanding ties from the 2nd Round of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup were scheduled to be played this Sunday. Garston Ladies and Watford Ladies Development U19s (the cup holders) will have to try again this coming Sunday after their game was postponed. 

   Elsewhere FAWPL South East Division One side Stevenage Ladies advance through to the quarter finals after a home victory against Colney Heath Ladies from ERWFL Division One. Daniela Martucci scoring a hat-trick for Stevenage with a goal each for Bolu Fisher and captain Donna McGuigan seeing them through with a comfortable 5-0 win.