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The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 11/12/16

The Round-Up

Beds & Herts – Sunday 11th December

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

The Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup has reached the quarter finals stage the last 8 vying for a place in the semi-finals, 3 of the 4 places decided this weekend, whilst holders Watford Ladies Development U19s will play Stevenage Ladies Reserves this coming Sunday after their match was postponed.

  Stevenage Ladies 1st team are through to the semi-finals of the County Cup as they won away to Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three side, Evergreen Eagles. 6 leagues between the sides a tough test for Evergreen Eagles taking on FAWPL South East Division One opposition. 2 goals for Stevenage captain, Donna McGuigan with a goal a piece for Kristina O’Connell, Rosy Woodhams, Daniela Martucci and Bolu Fisher seeing Stevenage win the game 6-0 to make it into the last 4.

Watford Ladies have a side already through to the semi-finals of the County Cup after their U17s Hornets side beat Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side, Bishops Stortford Ladies 6-1 at home to reach the last 4 of the competition on Sunday.

It was the biggest win in the clubs history as Royston Town Ladies 1st team booked their place in the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup semi-finals. The ERWFL Premier Division side were at home playing Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two side Watton Ladies. 4 league between the sides, Royston Town proved too strong an opponent on the day. Samantha Tinsley moving onto 24 goals from 12 appearances netting 5 goals in the match. Both Rebekah Fisk and Paige Rolfe scored a brace each their 1st goals of the season. Amie Jones, Hayley Graham and Annie Chambers all scored their 1st goals of the season too with Gemma Croucher and Stephanie Hicks also on target with a goal each in a 14-0 win.

Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup

 One more place in the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup quarter finals to be decided as Sherrardswood Ladies from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One took on Division Two side Royston Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday in the 2nd Round. Beaten on penalties in last years final (sorry to mention that) Sherrardswood made it into the quarter finals with a 4-0 win Katy Jones opening the scoring on 28 minutes, Laura Cousins made it 2-0 before half-time netting a 2nd goal early in the 2nd half, Melissa Wright scoring the 4th goal 5 minutes from time.

That completes the quarter final line up of the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup, the ties to be played Sunday 5th February are listed below :-

Sherrardswood Ladies v Hitchin Town Ladies

Evergreen Ladies v Watton Ladies

Bishops Stortford Ladies v Garston Ladies

Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets v Houghton Athletic Ladies

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

A handful of league games this Sunday, in the end just the one in each division being played. A big win away from home for Hitchin Town Ladies as they open up a 6 point gap to bottom side Letchworth Garden City Eagles whom they met on Sunday to pick up their 2nd league win of the season. Getting the 3 points courtesy of a 3-2 win with Rachael Lewis, Jodie Nicholson and Natalie Thompson scoring the goals.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

A top of the table clash in Beds & Herts Division Two with 3rd placed Panshanger Ladies at home looking to end a run of 2 successive home defeats against the league leaders, Flitwick Ladies. It was Flitwick who took the lead in the match against the run of play, Taylor Adams putting them ahead. Panshanger were soon back on level terms Ellie Burke making it 1-1 on 35 minutes. Panshanger went to to take the lead Chemise Huitson with her 15th goal of the season making it 2-1 with 2 minutes left in the 1st half. A lead Panshanger held onto throughout the 2nd half to win the 3 points to climb back into 2nd spot go a point behind Flitwick at the top.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three 3rd placed Crawley Green Ladies were away from home on Sunday playing 4th placed Potters Bar United Ladies, the 2 sides switching places as Potters Bar United ran out 4-1 winners to win for the 3rd time this season. Nina Service scoring late in the 1st half for Crawley Green.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 11/12/16

The Round-Up

Norfolk – Sunday 11th December

Norfolk Women’s Division One

 A handful of games across the 3 divisions in Norfolk at the weekend. In Norfolk Women’s Division One there was a big game at the top of the table with 3rd placed Kings Lynn Town Ladies on a good run of form winning 5 in a row since suffering a heavy opening day defeat hosting 2nd placed North Walsham Angels Ladies enjoying a fantastic season since winning promotion last season. A 3 point gap between the sides, Kings Lynn started the brighter the ball moving quickly from one end of the pitch to the other, took the lead in the 12th minute when captain Shelley Woods was given the ball wide on the left 30 yards out shot for goal, goalkeeper Cyan Fulbrook getting a touch on the ball couldn’t keep it from dropping behind her into the back of the net.  Kings Lynn continued to pressure the North Walsham defence extending the lead on 20 minutes Taylor Sarchet receiving the ball in the box laying it back to Becky Russell (pictured) outside the box her shot racing inside the post to make it 2-0.

 kl-russell  North Walsham pulled a goal back quickly, Alicia Lacey sending the ball forwards a deflection favouring striker Luci Middleton who picked up the ball inside the box and sent it home to make it 2-1. Right on the stroke of half-time Kings Lynn restored their 2 goal cushion Russell capitalising on a defensive mix up to put the ball into an empty net. A lot of tension between the 2 sides that may have been stopped with early intervention from the referee. Things calmed down a little 2nd half as North Walsham looked to find away back into the match pulled it back to 3-2 10 minutes into the 2nd half Alicia Lacey throwing herself at the ball sent up into the box to turn it past the keeper and over the goal-line. Kings Lynn dealt with the pressure their opponents applied 2nd half and creating chances themselves up the other end got a 4th goal to make the result save late in the match, Josie Turner scoring to see them go level on 18 points with North Walsham beating them 4-2 for the 2nd time this season. The whole match report can be read on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog by clicking on the link below.

Kings Lynn Town Ladies 4-2 North Walsham Angels Ladies

In the other match in Norfolk Women’s Division One, Aylsham FC Ladies ended a run of 3 straight defeats in the league with a big away win on Sunday against Fakenham Town Ladies, winning the game 7-1 to climb up the table into 4th place from 6th.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Gorleston FC Ladies are looking ever more an unstoppable force in Norfolk Women’s Division Two as they won there 9th consecutive league match on Sunday to extend their lead at the top of the table to 15 points with a 2-0 home win against Briston Wanderers Ladies. A goal in each have scored by Kayleigh Byrne and Hayley Muir seeing them take the 3 points with a 2-0 victory.

Norfolk Women’s Division Three

Two matches in Norfolk Women’s Division Three on Sunday and the lead at the top switches yet again as East Coast Ladies win away from home to move above Tavern Ladies on goal difference. Were playing Freethorpe Ladies who were buoyant after a 4-0 win against Cromer Town Ladies last weekend. However they found themselves on the back foot early on in the game with East Coast scoring 2 quick goals at the start of the game Jordan Duke and Emily Coe putting the ball into the back of the net. Duke going on to score a 2nd goal to put East Coast 3-0, Freethorpe in danger of suffering a heavy defeat reorganised and kept the ball from going in. 2nd half was a much more even affair both sides creating chances and by all accounts a great advert for the game no more goals scored East Coast winning 3-0.

 Go top as Tavern Ladies were held to a draw at home against Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves who held a 1-0 lead going into the changing rooms at half-time, Tavern coming back to score in the 2nd half see the points shared in a 1-1 draw.


The Round-Up – Suffolk 11/12/16

The Round-Up

Suffolk Women’s Division – Sunday 11th December

Two matches in the Suffolk Women’s Division with a big match at the top of the table with 3rd placed Brantham Athletic Ladies hosting Walsham Le Willows Ladies in 2nd spot both on 12 points from 5 matches played looking to win and close the 6 point gap Ipswich Town Ladies Development have opened up at the top of the table. In the end it was a big win for Walsham Le Willows inflicting a heavy defeat on Brantham Athletic winning the game 7-0 to take all 3 points.

 That result coupled with a home win on Sunday for East Bergholt United Ladies sees the 4th placed side move level on 12 points with Brantham Athletic in 3rd both having played 6 matches. Were playing Copleston Ladies who got their 1st 3 points on the board last time out. East Bergholt United winning the game 4-1 with goals from, Amber Brogan, Emily Lambert, Jessica Quinsee and Jodie Sharp. Jemma Wessels with the goal for Copleston.


The Round-Up – ERWFL 11/12/16

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 11th December

ERWFL League Cup

This weekend the focus was on the League Cup in the ERWFL with 6 ties scheduled to be played in the 3rd Round of the competition the sides playing for a place in the quarter-finals. Acle United Ladies were already through having received a bye after Great Wakering Rovers Ladies withdrew from the league. Royston Town Ladies were involved in the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup quarter finals this Sunday their game at home against AFC Sudbury Ladies being played next Sunday. As it the tie between Histon Ladies and Cambridge City Ladies after it fell foul of the weather this Sunday.

  That left 5 matches to be played in the ERWFL League Cup. The holders Colchester Town Ladies were at home against Premier Division leaders, Haringey Borough Women, have a new look squad this season as they began the defence of the trophy with a tough tie, created plenty of chances 1st half Haringey Borough goalkeeper Cherkish Young making some vital saves the score 0-0 at half-time. Haringey Borough  went on to take the lead in the 2nd half Julia Carruthers with her 11th goal of the season putting them in front, Klesha Darroux scoring too to see Haringey Borough win the match 2-0 and progress to the quarter finals.

A goal from Bethany Stanton was enough to see AFC Dunstable Ladies through to the quarter finals of the ERWFL League Cup at home on Sunday beating local rivals Bedford Ladies for the 2nd time in 7 days following their 2-1 win in the league last Sunday to continue their great start to the season.

Silver End United Ladies from ERWFL Division One made it all the way to the final of the League Cup last season before eventually being beaten by Colchester Town Ladies. Were playing Essex rivals Writtle Ladies away from home this weekend in the 3rd Round playing in the league above caused an upset winning the match to advance into the quarter finals. Coming back from being a goal down at half-time. Silver End coming back in the 2nd half to win the match 3-2 with a goal from Rebecca Hollocks plus a brace by Kayleigh Steed. Abigail Fry and Sophie Vale with the goals for Writtle Ladies.

nw-holloway Wymondham Town Ladies are through to the quarter finals of the ERWFL League Cup after they beat higher league opposition at Kings Head Meadow on Sunday afternoon. Taking on Premier Division side, Billericay Town Ladies the score was 0-0 at half-time. Wymondham Town going in front on 68 minutes, Kayleigh Holloway (pictured) giving the home side the lead. The led doubled with 10 minutes left on the clock, Laura Nicholls scoring her 1st goal for the club. 2-0 the final score.

Plenty of goals scored in the last of the weekends 3rd Round ties in the ERWFL League Cup a hat-trick for both Ashley Debnam and Georgia Holdaway for Brentwood Town Ladies plus a strike by Leah Cowan saw the in form Premier Division side beat ERWFL Division One leaders Offley & Stopsley Ladies also showing good form themselves recently scored 3 goals in the match themselves, 2 goals from Rebecca Hollicks with Giselle Randall also on target as they exit the competition.

ERWFL Premier Division

 In the ERWFL Premier Division their was one match taking place with Suffolk side, AFC Sudbury Ladies in 5th place travelling north across the border to play Acle United Ladies. The visitors taking the lead in the 1st half, Charlene Roach giving Sudbury the lead. A competitive encounter as is often the case between the 2 sides Acle found a goal with 15 minutes left on the clock, Bryony Knights putting the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-1 and see the points shared. Acle United moving above Billericay Town Ladies into 6th place in the table, have game in hand on the sides above them after postponements and their FA Cup run.

ERWFL Division One

Two matches in ERWFL Division One this Sunday and with the sides above them involved in the League Cup 3rd Round, Colney Heath Ladies took full advantage by securing the 3 points at home against Hutton Ladies to move up a place from 5th to 4th in the table. The 2 sides contesting a goalless 1st 45 minutes the goals came in the 2nd half. Colney Heath Ladies captain giving her side the lead Jennifer Mansfield made it 2-0, Hutton pulling it back to 2-1 before Joseph scored her 2nd of the match from a free-kick, again Hutton got a goal back but couldn’t find another to take anything from the game final score 3-2 Hutton’s goalscorers, Laura Allen and Hayley Critchell. 

 Still without a point on the board after 11 games bottom side Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies had seen an improvement in performance without the reward recently before last weekends heavy defeat against Colney Heath Ladies at home. Were on the road this Sunday a short journey to play 2nd bottom Hertford Town Ladies who themselves have found some form and points recently. The sides fairly even in the opening exchanges both creating chances it was Hertford Town who went into the lead 25 minutes into the 1st half, Bilge Taspinar heading the ball into the back of the net. Hoddesdon coming back into it to level thing’s up at half-time, Charlotte Grogan scoring from a free-kick to make it 1-1. Hertford Town going on to score 18 minutes into the 2nd half, Becky Shephard with the goal that would turn out to be the winner 2-1 the final score as Hertford Town Ladies win for the 3rd time in the league moving onto 10 points.

The Round-Up – FAWPL 11/12/16

The Round-Up

FAWPL – Sunday 11th December

 This weekend saw the quarter finals of the FAWPL Cup and Plate competitions being played.  


    4 sides from the FAWPL Southern Division had reached the quarter finals of the FAWPL Cup with 3 of those making it through to the semi-finals of the competition on Sunday. Cup Holders Tottenham Hotspur Ladies were at home playing fellow Southern Division side Crystal Palace Ladies who had a few players out through injury and illness. Tottenham got off to a brilliant start Nikita Whinnett putting them into the lead after just 14 seconds. Whinnett went on to score again in the 7th minute to make it 2-0. Wendy Martin heading the ball into the back of the net with 4 minutes left in the 1st half to see Tottenham lead 3-0 at the break. Rochelle Shakes pulled a goal back for Crystal Palace Ladies 8 minutes into the 2nd half however Tottenham restored their 3 goal cushion on 68 minutes Bianca Baptiste on target with the goal the final score 4-1.

Cardiff City Ladies are also through to the FAWPL Cup semi-finals winning away from home on Sunday against FAWPL Northern Division One side Liverpool Marshalls Feds Ladies. Their lower league opponents holding them to a goalless draw at half-time before goals in the 2nd half from Michelle Green and Cori Williams saw the welsh side advance into the last 4 of the competition.

Charlton Athletic Women are also through to the semi-finals after being taken all the way to penalties at home by FAWPL Northern Division side, West Bromich Albion Ladies. Kit Graham gave Charlton the lead in the 19th minute at Sporting Club Thamesmead. Amy Dickens pulled the score back level at 1-1 for West Brom just after the half-hour the scores remaining that way for the rest of the game, extra-time didn’t see anyone break the deadlock the tie heading to penalties, Charlton winning the shootout 4-2 to win a place in the last 4 of the FAWPL Cup.

Making up the last 4 in the FAWPL Cup are FAWPL Northern Division side, Blackburn Rovers Ladies after a 3-1 win away to Northern Division One side, Chester Le Street Ladies.   


   3 sides from the FAWPL Southern Division and South East Division One had made it through to the quarter finals of the FAWPL Plate. Two of those set to face each other, Luton Town Ladies from South East Division One at home to Lewes Ladies from the Southern Division both will have to try again next Sunday after the tie had to be postponed due to a water-logged pitch.

an-williams   Actonians Ladies are through to the semi-finals of the FAWPL Plate the South East Division One side at home taking on FAWPL Midlands Division One side, Radcliffe Olympic Ladies, both in 4th place in their respective leagues going into the game, a goal from Melissa Jung along with a brace by Carla Williams (pictured) seeing Actonians Ladies win the game 3-0 to make it into the last 4 of the competition.

    Elsewhere in the FAWPL Plate two sides from the Northern Division make it through to the semi-finals of the competition, Leicester City Women beating Keynsham Town Ladies away from home 3-2 with an extra-time winner to make the semi-finals. A convincing away win for Huddersfield Town Ladies beating lower league Tranmere Rovers Ladies 7-0 away from home to reach the last 4.

FAWPL Southern Division

One match in the FAWPL Southern Division at the weekend with Coventry United Ladies moving back up a place above Cardiff City Ladies into 3rd place with an away win against C&K Basildon Ladies. The sides looked to be heading into the changing rooms at half-time with the score 0-0 until Amber Hughes found the back of the net a minute into stoppage time to see Coventry take the lead. Alison Hall extended Coventry’s lead with 20 minutes left to play before Hughes with her 2nd of the game struck the ball home with 6 minutes left to ensure the 3 points were safe. 3-0 the final score.

FAWPL South East Division One

4 games in FAWPL South East Division One on Sunday, league leaders, Cambridge United WFC opening up a 4 point gap at the top with an away victory against Ipswich Town Ladies. Nicole cq-mallettPerschky getting the visitors off to a great start putting Cambridge 1-0 up inside the opening 5 minutes. That the score going into the changing rooms at half-time, Danielle Puddefoot striking the post the closest anyone came to a 2nd goal. Dawn Mallett (pictured) found the back of the net from a 25 yard free-kick 15 minutes into the 2nd half to make it 2-0 to Cambridge before they ran away with the score in the final 10 minutes, Mallett and Perschky both scoring their 2nd goals of the game on 80 and 83 minutes, Puddefoot scoring with 2 minutes of normal play left to see Cambridge win 5-0. 

AFC Wimbledon Ladies were on the road again on Sunday for a 2nd successive trip to Norfolk to play Norwich City Ladies the 2nd placed side having knocked Norwich out of the FA Women’s Cup with a 4-1 win. The sides playing out a goalless 1st half at Plantation Park it was Wimbleson who went on to take the lead Rebecca Sargent opening the scoring 10 minutes into the 2nd half. Norwich have plenty of games in hand on everyone else in the league 3rd bottom however it’s the points they need with just 1 win from 5 played to date. Paige Shorten getting the goal inside the last 10 minutes to see them draw the game 1-1 and see the points shared.

3rd placed Milton Keynes Dons Ladies made the long trip up to the Suffolk coast on Sunday to play Lowestoft Town Ladies at Crown Meadow. The sides going in level at 1-1 at half-time, Molly Hall scoring on 35 minutes for Lowestoft. Milton Keynes Dons with a strong 2nd half performance going on to win the game 6-2. A brace each for Leah Cudone and captain Charly Clarke with a gaol each for Charlotte Matthews and Vicky Holland. Captain, Hannah Waters with the 2nd half goal for Lowestoft.

A big away win for Gillingham FC Ladies on Sunday in the league against Denham United Ladies to see them move up 2 places into 4th spot in the table, still unbeaten in the league with games in hand on the sides above them. No goalscorers on record yet in a 9-0 victory.

FA Women’s Cup

 One match postponed from last Sunday in the FA Women’s Cup 1st Round Proper with FAWPL Southern Division side, Swindon Town Ladies travelling to the South Coast to play Southern Region Women’s Premier Division leaders Southampton Women FC. The side 2 leagues below Swindon picking up a great result winning the game 2-0 with a goal in each half from Kirsty Bell and Laura Gilbank. Southampton Women FC will now be away to FAWPL South East Division One leaders, Cambridge United WFC in the 2nd Round Proper the tie to be played Sunday 8th January.

Match Report – Kings Lynn Town Ladies v North Walsham Angels Ladies

This weekends football on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog came from Norfolk a top of the table clash in Division One with 2nd placed North Walsham Angels Ladies newly promoted this season travelling to play 3rd placed Kings Lynn Town Ladies who were unbeaten winning all of their league matches since an opening day defeat.

Match Report – Kings Lynn Town Ladies v North Walsham Angels Ladies

   A top of the table clash from Norfolk this Sunday a trip west along the A47 to watch the Women’s Division One encounter between 3rd placed Kings Lynn Town Ladies taking on 2nd placed North Walsham Angels Ladies.

  Both sides were formed in the 2014/15 season and have both enjoyed 2 progressive seasons since. Kings Lynn Town Ladies are now affiliated with the men’s side renamed at the start of the season having been Lynn Ladies previously playing their football in West Lynn, earning promotion to Division One in their debut season a 5th place finish in the top league in Norfolk last season. The union with Kings Lynn Town FC has seen them strengthen over the close season with a good pre-season including a 2-2 draw with a West Ham United Ladies Development side at The Walks where they will be playing their County Cup matches this season. Suffered a heavy defeat on the opening day of the season away to current Division One pace setters Thorpe United Ladies. Have recovered since going on a 5 match winning run to sit in 3rd place in the table one of those wins away from home against today’s opponents a 4-2 win at the end of September. 

  One of only two defeats in the league for North Walsham Angels Ladies so far this season since earning promotion from Division Two last season. A young side hungry for success, have started the season well. 18 points from 8 played to sit 3 points behind leaders Thorpe United Ladies the other side to have beaten them this season edging North Walsham out in a 4-3 win. Are the leagues top scorers having netted 46 goals from their opening 8 games with an average of 5.75 goals per match. Sisters Luci and Hope Middleton both scoring plenty of goals for the side.

  Both sides winning by double figure scorelines last Sunday to collect the 3 points, not expecting a 0-0 today. The venue for today’s match the Riverlane Playing Fields in Gaywood in Kings Lynn a multi-sports facility 2 football pitches plus other amenities. Alot of rain around yesterday however with a dry but overcast Sunday to follow the game was on plus an opportunity to squeeze in the last round of Xmas shopping.

  Kings Lynn Town Ladies starting XI – Cristina Viva Artacho, Vikki Budulyte, Antonia Flack, Millie Wilson, Albany Hodgson, Taylor Sarchet, Bethan Jones, Natalie Bunton, Becky Russell, Shelley Woods (C) & Josie Turner.
  subs – Emma Woods, Lisa Wilson & Oksana Imanalijeva. 

  North Walsham Angels Ladies starting XI – Cyan Fulbrook, Sian Wager (C), Rosie Filby, Bethany Childs, Hannah Roe, Alicia lacey, Lauren Yarham, Rachel Bussey, Hope Middleton, Alice Wardle & Luci Middleton.

  subs – Emily Farmer & Robyn Johnson.

(roll on roll off substitutes)

  The pitch for today’s game is fairly short, North Walsham have kick-off 1st half wearing white shirts with black shorts and black and white hooped socks with Kings Lynn lined up opposite wearing yellow shirts with blue shorts and socks. The visitors go on the attack from the off Rachel Bussey into Lauren Yarham through the middle looks to play the ball over the top through the middle of the Kings Lynn defence with Luci Middleton making the run across the centre backs to get in behind, Albany Hodgson playing at centre back for Kings Lynn gets her head on the ball to clear the threat.
   Luci Middleton on the ball down the right forces the throw deep in the Kings Lynn half the ball is cleared by Taylor Sarchet falls for North Walsham’s Alicia Lacey a summer signing from Aylsham FC Ladies sends the ball in towards the top of the area with Yarham looking to run across the D, a meaty challenge from Hodgson gets the ball away upending Yarham in the process play continues, a counter attack from Kings Lynn the ball played upfield helped on by captain Shelley Woods playing it over the top for Josie Turner to chase into the area forces North Walsham into conceding the 1st corner of the match.
  Minutes into the game and it clear it’s going to be played at a fast tempo the Kings Lynn corner comes to nothing the ball back with North Walsham is soon up the other end a chance out of nothing the ball running long into the box goalkeeper Christina Viva Artacho sliding in to gather the ball looks comfortable with Luci Middleton closing in, the ball is split loose beyond the keeper Middleton gets after it right of the goal leaning back as she tries to place the ball into an empty net doen’t get a good connection with the ball falls wide into the side netting.
  Sarchet plays the ball up the pitch for Turner out on the left making the run forwards has Woods making a run inside her plays the ball into her feet takes on the shot from the top of the box the ball racing wide across the face of goal. On the opposite flank Becky Russell comes on with the ball looking to drive into the box, North Walsham’s Bethany Childs gets across her puts the ball out for the corner. The set-piece is played long beyond the far post Turner heads the ball down towards goal, keeper Cyan Fulbrook stops it but doesn’t collect running loose inside the six yard box, Bethan Jones latches onto the ball tries to hit it goalwards, is deflected wide out to Turner still at far post sends her shot wide of the post.
Kings Lynn Town Ladies, Taylor Sarchet
  Kings Lynn continue to press forwards getting width the ball played on for Natalie Bunton on the right whips in an early cross with Turner the target in a central position inside the box looks to see the ball across her hit it on the turn, closely marked by North Walsham’s Hannah Roe the defender reads it gets her foot onto the falling ball pushes it clear of the area. Jones plays the ball on for Vikki Budulyte getting forwards from right back on the right sends the ball up the wing for Bunton driving on with the ball sends a diagonal ball in towards to near post Turner sliding in to reach it is beaten by the North Walsham defence.
  A few tempers are getting frayed out there on the field players from both sides unhappy with challenges and some afters that aren’t needed nor being picked up by the referee. Sarchet getting hold of the ball in the middle of the park for Kings Lynn plays it forwards the long pass picking out Turner on the moves through the centre 20 yards out goes to shoot early pulls the ball wide of the North Walsham goal. 
  GOAL! 12 minutes on the clock and Kings Lynn having started the game well get themselves into the lead. Sarchet and Jones get the ball up the pitch out with Woods on the left side lines up a shot from distance 30 yards out sends the ball in towards goal looping up and dropping, Fulbrook gets her gloves up to the ball but can’t keep it out as it drops over the line to make it 1-0.
  Fulbrook reacts quickly as Kings Lynn get back on the ball from the restart play it long for Bunton on the move to get into the box from the right side, the North Walsham keeper winning the race to the ball sliding in to clear with her shins. The afters are continuing still nothing is being done, the crowd is starting to get involved too. Russell pushing up on the right with the ball sends in a low cross along the six yard box, no one coming in through the middle Woods from the left is 1st to it far post a tame shot however is easily gathered by Fulbrook. 
A competitive encounter all over the park
  A good through ball by Lacey releases Hope Middleton on the left is in behind the Kings Lynn defence carries the ball on into the box looking to come inside to shoot, Budulyte gets back on her sliding in does enough to prevent Middleton shooting, retaining possession turns back out of the area moving across the D gets a shot away the ball charged down by the Kings Lynn defence. Good pressing from Luci Middleton on the right side squares the ball into the middle with Yarham quickest to the ball, turns inside hits a shot from outside the box races wide across the goal out for a goal kick.
  GOAL! 20 minutes into a busy 1st half and Kings Lynn double their lead have players forwards from a previous attack the ball is won in the middle played out to the left side Turner and Woods are out on that side the ball is fired low into the area Sarchet has it at her feet back to goal at the near post lays it back out of the area directly to Russell who has her leg pulled back ready to recieve the ball hits the shot in towards goal skiping along the ground sneaks inside the post Fulbrook diving in vain 2-0.
  North Walsham are rattled losing a bit of composure feel they aren’t getting the decisions. So to however do Kings Lynn, players on both sides needing to calm down, not getting phyiscal hands on mind, both sides just feeling something needs to be done and isn’t and the person being asked the question is the referee. Yarham is putting alot into the midfield contest ingoring a kick on the knee continues to make a run through the middle almost releases Luci Middleton in behind only for her to be stopped by the offside flag.
  GOAL! North Walsham pull a goal back 5 minutes after going 2-0 down pushing forwards the ball is sent forwards cleared back out to the middle, Lacey picks it up gets a lot of power on the ball as she drills it through the middle with Luci Middleton the target in between the Kings Lynn defence lined up along the top of the box, a defender lunges sticking out a leg to try and cut out the ball instead it deflects up off the leg into the area, Middleton breaking in behind is after it running right of goal sends her shot past the keeper into the back of the net 2-1.
North Walsham Angels Ladies
Luci Middleton
  Kings Lynn make a change, Oksana Imanalijeva coming on for Bunton on the right. Is involved in the action straight away as Kings Lynn are awarded a free kick on the right inside the North Walsham half the ball played up into the box by Hodgson is headed out of the area by Lacey, comes back to Russell outside the box on th right plays it inside to Imamalijeva inside the D stabs a 1st time shot in towards goal the ball running along the ground straight into Fulbrook who sees the ball up into her gloves.
  A throw for North Walsham deep on the right Wager playing the ball into Luci Middleton lays it back for Alice Wardle who sends an good cross into the box, Lacey arriving near post lifts a leg six yards out knocks the ball down into the ground Millie Wilson throwing herself at it takes the pace of the ball as it runs on for Vivas Artacho to save beyond. Up the other end Fulbrook saves at the near post as Woods drives in a shot from the left the ball not held by the keeper rebounds into the path of Turner, she is quickly closed down by Childs under challenge can’t get her shot on target.
Alice Wardle on the ball for
North Walsham Angels Ladies
  A double switch for Kings Lynn, Turner and Flack off, Emma Woods and Lisa Wilson on the switch sees Russell take up the central attacking role. Jones on for Shelley Woods on the left side rolls the ball on for Russell drifting that side shoots from the top of the box her low drove saved by Fulbrook diving at her near post pushing the ball behind for a corner on the left. Is a vicious ball flashed in across the six yard box bouncing at the far post Imanalijeva lunging at it can’t connect to turn it in. 
  Now anyone reading one of my match reports has probably guessed I write extensive notes, sometimes I preempt whether there is going to be a card shown write it in the notes, should/could have been 6 in the game so far and 2 of those would have equalled a red, that said no cards have been shown yet despite tempers continuing to flare and some poor challenges being shown, no doubt it has affected North Walsham more than Kings Lynn but both sides aggrieved the referee opting to have a word with the supporters instead.
  GOAL! Right no the stroke of half-time Kings Lynn get the ball up the other end and score a 3rd goal. The ball is fed up through the middle into Russell making a run to get into the box left side of the goal, has Childs in front of her with Fulbrook coming off her line a mix up the two come together fail to clear the ball runs past them, Russell after it latches onto the ball and lifts it into the empty net beyond 3-1.
Half-time Kings Lynn Town Ladies 3-1 North Walsham Angels Ladies

Plenty happening in that 1st 45 minutes on and off the ball a committed contest both sides using the short pitch to full affect the play has been fast paced the tempo high little time for anyone on the ball, everywhere on the pitch players have been quick to close down, Kings Lynn starting the better getting into the lead, both sides getting under the others skins the home side dealing with it better ending the half 3-1 in front as both teams coaches wander onto the pitch to have a word with the referee at half time.

Kings Lynn Town Ladies, Bethan Jones

A change in the sky at the start of the 2nd half the clouds breaking and the low setting sun blazing the sky amber behind one of the goals, which North Walsham with have at their backs 2nd half as they look to try and compose themselves and get back into the game. The visitors making a change at half-time Hope Middleton off, Emily Farmer on. Kings Lynn kicking off the 2nd half press forwards the ball with Russell on the right looks to play Shelley Woods in as she makes a run in behind into the box is marked well by Wager the North Walsham captain who clears the ball back out to the right the ball is played back into the top of the area Woods seeing it into her body turns to strike the ball goalwards doesn’t make a clean connection with the ball rolls safely into Fulbrook covering her near post.

  Getting the ball forwards on the right side of the pitch North Walsham win themselves a corner kick, the ball is fired in near post Yarham making a run towards the ball flicks it on falls to Wardle top of the area, smashes the ball goalwards her strike charged down the ball picked up from deep a shot is sent back in well over the goal. Early possession inside the Kings Lynn half from North Walsham, Rosie Filby winning the ball playing it into Lacey who passes it out to the left winning a corner players go forwards the ball sent in near post both Luci Middleton and Lacey attack it, Lacey with the header puts the ball behind for a goal-kick.
Kings Lynn Town Ladies, Emma Woods with
North Walsham Angels Ladies, Lauren Yarham
  Lacey gets forwards from the middle as Luci Middleton picks the ball up in the centre of the Kings Lynn half looks to pass the ball into Lacey’s path as she looks to break into the box, Wilson does well at the back for Kings Lynn getting across to intercept the ball. Wardle is brought down 30 yards from goal in a central position a free-kick for North Walsham. Roe is over the ball takes on the strike getting the ball up and over the players lined up across the top of the area is straight at Vivas Artacho who claims hold of the ball.
  GOAL! 10 minutes into the 2nd half and North Walsham’s positive start to the 2nd half sees them pull a goal back. Breaking from the back the ball is played up the park quickly into the middle out to the left the early cross played long into the box stretching the Kings Lynn defence, Lacey making the run to get into the box through the middle arrives at the penalty spot throwing herself at the ball turns it past Vivas Artacho into the back of the net 3-2.
North Walsham Angels Ladies,
Alicia Lacey
 Kings Lynn attack the ball is with Wilson on the left half way lifts the ball over the top of the North Walsham defence for Shelley Woods to chase taking the ball down the line works her way inside getting into the box evading a challenge before shooting aiming the ball in towards the near post the shot lacking power Fulbrook gas it covered near post. Russell taking the ball on out to the right side gets the pass in behind down the wing for Imanalijeva taking the ball into the corner looks to cross, Filby gets back on her to tackle put the ball out for a throw. Cleared back to the halfway line Kings Lynn are awarded a free kick, Hodgson puts the ball up into the D, Russell looking to bring the ball down can’t turn into her shot before Farmer gets it away from danger. 
   North Walsham make a change bringing Roe off and putting Hope Middleton back on as they look for an equalising goal. Lacey plays the ball up to Hope Middleton on the right side takes the ball inside evading a challenge sends the ball in towards Wardle making a far post run, Budulyte has tracked her and does well prevent her reaching the ball. Kings Lynn make a change sending Turner back on up front with Wilson coming off at the back with 20 minutes of the game left the lead still 3-2.
  A card is shown with Hope Middleton yellow carded for a push in the back. The free kick in the middle of the park comes to nothing the ball won by North Walsham played long up the left with Filby getting forwards for the visitors driving inside towards the box manages to squeeze a shot away flying past the advancing Vivas Artacho into the side netting taking a deflection on the way for a corner kick the ball cleared near post by Kings Lynn. 
  Sarchet gets hold of the ball after coming out the better from a full on 50/50 challenge taking the ball on through the middle passes the ball on for Turner making a run into the box Fulbrook comes racing off her line to close her down Turner gets the ball past her but also wide of the goal beyond. It’s mid-December the light is beginning to fade quickly the sun falling below the horizon with 10 minutes of the game left to play. Luci Middleton is left a little dizzy on the floor as she gets a heavy touch on the ball trying to head it away.
  Yarham picks up the ball in the middle plays it into Hope Middleton all of 30 yards out flicks the ball up and hits it on the turn bouncing in the box drifting away from goal Viva Artacho gathers. Launches it up field helped on one touch runs forwards into Turner breaking through the middle meeting it top of the box spins and pulls her shot away from goal. 5 minutes of the game left, Luci Middleton has dropped into the defence for North Walsham in the latter stages takes another knock as she and Woods challenge for the ball a painful blow to the jaw on landing. 
  GOAL! Into the latter stages of the game and with the play stretched North Walsham taking a few risks going forwards Kings Lynn having ridden out the pressure restore their 2 goal cushion. Counter attacking the ball played out to the right Imanalijeva and Russell link up before the ball is crossed into the box Turner making the run near side latching onto the ball and sending it across the keeper into the bottom corner 4-2.
  Into injury time and possession is with Kings Lynn Russell holds the ball up on the left side off a throw in before turning and lifting it over the top into the box for Shelley Woods her strike is straight at Fulbrook who gets her gloves around the ball. Kings Lynn with a free-kick wide on the right inside the North Walsham half Jones plays the ball long into the box both Russell then Turner in front of her can’t get a touch to turn it home the flag up however as Turner strays offside. Doesn’t matter however as the final whistle blows at Kings Lynn Town Ladies win the 3 points.
Full time Kings Lynn Town Ladies 4-2 North Walsham Angels Ladies

 A good result for Kings Lynn Town Ladies moving level on points with North Walsham with 18, have 2 matches in hand. Both 3 points of leaders Thorpe United Ladies. A strong 1st half display, dealt with North Walsham well as they pressed 2nd half after what was a difficult 1st half. Not the best game you’ll see by any stretch and it’s a pity as both sides can play better, got under each others skins today. A learning curve. Both Kings Lynn Town Ladies and North Walsham Angels Ladies are a rising force in Women’s football in Norfolk and ending 2016 well can only get better in 2017.
   My thanks to both clubs for their help with the teams always appreciated, see you in the New Year.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 04/12/16

The Round-Up

Cambridgeshire – Sunday 4th December

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

cam-gibsonA big win away from home for Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership leaders, Cambridge United WFC Reserves sees them go 3 points clear at the top of the table playing ICA Sports Ladies. Leading the match 2-0 at half-time Cambridge went on to rattle in 6 more goals in the 2nd half to win the game 8-0, Lauren Gibson (pictured) scoring 5 of the goals for Cambridge with Ebony Rule netting a hat-trick too.

In the other game played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership on Sunday, Park Ladies finally got their 1st point on the board away to 4th placed St Ives Town Ladies both sides promoted from the Championship South playing out a 0-0 draw.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

 3 points now separate the top 4 sides in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North with Ketton Ladies in 4th place joining 3rd placed Wisbech St Marys Ladies on 12 points after a 2-0 away win against Hungate Rovers Ladies on Sunday. Both with just the 1 defeat are 2 points behind unbeaten Swineshead Institute Ladies in 2nd and 3 points behind leaders March Town United Ladies all 4 sides having played 5 games.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

Milton Ladies 2nd in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South close the gap to leaders Cambridge City Ladies Development to 3 points with a game in hand with both sides still unbeaten in the league with a big home win on Sunday taking on Isleham United Ladies. Kirsty Lemmon-Sparkes continuing her excelletn goal scoring form at the start of the season getting another hat-trick to her name. Went on to win the game 6-1, Sam Cousins, Olivia Thorogood and Gemma Mustafa with the other goals for Milton. Laura McAllister with the goal for Isleham United Ladies.

It’s bunching up behind the leading pair in the Championship South with Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves missing the chance to move onto 12 points themselves drop a place into 4th instead after they were away from home by Fulbourn Bluebirds who climb into 5th to join them on 9 points. Krissie Taylor scoring twice for Fulbourn with Kirsty Geal, Katie Luddy and Sharon Pinner also scoring in a 5-1 victory. Hollie Turner with the goal for Newmarket Town Ladies.

That result combined with a 3rd successive league win sees Riverside Ladies Reserves also on 9 points move up to 3rd in the Championship South table. At home on Sunday were taking on Cambridge Rangers who found the back of the Riverside net for 3 goals themselves but conceded 7 at the other end to go down 7-3 see the home side take all 3 points.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

4 more group matches in the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup on Sunday with some unexpected results as all 8 groups are decided the winner progressing into the quarter final knock out stage in the New Year.

   In Group C it’s Cambridge University Women who make it into the quarter finals, the Premiership side with a big win away to Championship South side Orton Rangers Ladies, set the ball rolling straight away with 2 goals in the opening 2 minutes, Sophia D’Angelo, then Bianca Wilcox scoring. That was repeated on 15 and 21 minutes as both D’Angelo and Wilcox scored again to make it 4-0. Emma Houiellebecq with 2 goals herself on the 39th and 40th minute saw the lead 6-0 at the break. 5 more goals following in the 2nd half with yes you guessed it D’Angelo and Wilcox getting their hat-tricks. Wilcox going on to grab a 4th goal. The scoreline was completed with goals for Nina Coyle and Martha Granger.

In Group game left to play in Group D in the Cambridgeshire League Cup however neither Ketton Ladies or Wisbech Town Ladies can catch Netherton United Ladies who were awarded 2 wins after a big opening game win in the competition.

A point would ensure Championship North side Swineshead Institute Ladies would top Group G to advance to the quarter finals unbeaten in the league looked strong favourites travelling to play the leagues bottom side Thurlby Tigers without a point on the board so far this season. Got themselves one in the League Cup however picking up a good result drawing with Swineshead, Natalie Hudson getting both their goals in a 2-2 draw. 2 goals from Ellie Spendelow were enough to see Swineshead Institute Ladies into the knock out stages.

In the same group another surprise result with Championship North side, Boston United Ladies also without a point in the league recording a big win against Premiership opposition racking up an 8-0 win against a depleted Bourne Ladies side. Travelling to play Boston with just 9 players. Bethany Britton finding the back of the net for 5 goals for Boston United Ladies, with Tia Richardson grabbing a brace. A goal for Ellie Cunliffe wrapping up the win that sees them finished 2nd in the group with 2 wins from 3.

 Finally in Group H, it’s March Town United Ladies who are through to the quarter finals… I think as they win there final group game at home against fellow Championship North side P&L Motors Diamonds. Goals from Louise Barbour and Emma Frost seeing them to victory with a 2-1 win. However that result sees both themselves and P&L Motors Diamonds finish with identical records, played 3 won 2, scored 8 conceded 6 both +2 goal difference. Assuming it is then decided on a head to head basis, March Town United’s win over P&L Motors Diamonds sees them through to the knock out stages. I will keep an eye on thing’s let you know if it’s any different. 

As it stands now however the 8 sides going through to the quarter final knock out stage are, 

   Wisbech St Mary Ladies, Cambridge United WFC Reserves, Cambridge University Women, Netherton United Ladies, Bar Hill Ladies, St Ives Town Ladies, Swineshead Institute Ladies & March Town United Ladies.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

Also a match in the 1st Round of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup on Sunday with Championship North side Wisbech Town Ladies beating Championship South side St Ives Rangers Ladies away from home. Scoring 3 goals with Shushannah Feast, Sophie Gutteridge and Kyra Clarke from the penalty spot all on the scoresheet winning 3-1 to advance into the next round, Jessica Webb with the goal for St Ives Rangers.


The Round-Up – Essex 04/12/16

The Round-Up

Essex – Sunday 4th December

Essex Women’s League Cup

This Sunday saw the 1st Round of this season’s Essex Women’s League Cup being played, holders Harlow Town Ladies began the defence of the trophy with a tough away game against Premier Division leaders, Lawford Ladies. A meeting between 1st and 2nd in the league both enjoying a strong start to the season it was Lawford who ran out winners knocking Harlow Town Ladies out at the 1st hurdle with a 3-0 win to reach the 2nd Round. Jasmine Cox, Debbie Green and Jade Heath scoring the 3 goals for Lawford.

   Despite goals from Georgia Sleep and Shannon Hughes, Chelmsford City Ladies exit the Essex Women’s League Cup on Sunday after they were beaten at home by fellow Premier Division side, Collier Row Tigers winning the game 5-2.

  Better luck for Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves who advance to the 2nd Round of the League Cup with a 6-1 away win against fellow Essex Women’s Division One side Benfleet Villa Ladies. A hat-trick for Kayla-Marie Everett, Emma Sharpe with a brace plus a goal from Emily Kendle scoring the goals for Chelmsford City.

A high scoring game between Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies at home to Corringham Cosmos saw the Premier Division side knocked out of the League Cup by the Division One leaders, as despite scoring 4 goals at home Beacon Hill Rovers were beaten 9-4 by Corringham who progress to the 2nd Round.

frontiers-hardinges  Unbeaten in Essex Women’s Division One in 2nd place in the table Frontiers Ladies made it 10 wins from 10 to advance into the 2nd Round of the League Cup on Sunday at home taking on fellow Division One side, FC Clacton Ladies. Shannon Hardinges (pictured) was on hand to capitalise on a fumble from the FC Clacton goalkeeper to tap the ball home into the back of the net to give Frontiers a 10th minute lead. Claire Davidson doubled their lead 10 minutes late with Hardinges was in the right place again to put the ball into the back of the net on 35 minutes for her 2nd of the game after Kay Foy’s shot smashed down off the crossbar. Foy getting on the scoresheet herself with 2 minutes of the 1st half left. Frontiers extended the score 2nd half Sharon Ferguson heading the ball in from a Kelly Holsworth cross on 68 minutes, the final score 6-0 to Frontiers, Ferguson heading in her 2nd goal of the game from a corner kick in the 79th minute. 

In the other two ties scheduled to be played Premier Division sides Alresford Colne Rangers and Wickford Town Ladies were awarded home wins. That means the draw to the 2nd Round of th Essex Women’s League Cup will be as listed below the ties scheduled to be played Sunday 22nd January.

Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves v Chigwell Ladies

Corringham Cosmos v Eastern Avenue

Harlow Town Reserves v Alresford Colne Rangers

Hutton Ladies Reserves v Frontiers Ladies

Wickford Town Ladies v Runwell Sports Ladies

Walden Ladies v Lawford Ladies

Hatfield Peveral Ladies v Wickford Town Ladies Reserves

Collier Row Tigers with a BYE to the quarter finals after scheduled opponents Southend Town Ladies withdrew from the league.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

One game in the Essex Women’s Premier Division and a good win away from home for Runwell Sports Ladies sees them move up 3 places in the table into 3rd position were taking on bottom side Hutton Ladies Reserves. Winning the game 3-0 the goals for Runwell were scored by Samantha Delves, Danni Dorrington and Chelsea Stephens.

Essex Women’s Division One

There was also just the one match played in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday win Harlow Town Ladies Reserves recording a big win at home against Wickford Town Ladies Reserves, Rebecca Pope scoring one of the goals for Harlow Town as they move 3 points clear in 3rd with a 7-0 victory.


The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 04/12/16

The Round-Up

Beds & Herts – Sunday 4th December  

Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup

gs1  7 ties played this weekend in the 2nd Round of the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup. Holders, Garston Ladies were away playing fellow Division One side Letchworth Garden City Ladies. A brace from Vikki Duffy (pictured) with a goal a piece for Linda Watt and Lucy Zecchin seeing Garston through to the quarter finals with a 4-1 victory. Alyce Williams with the goal for Letchworth. 

Bishops Stortford Ladies currently 3rd in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One also advance into the quarter finals of the League Cup with a 5-1 home win against Beds & Herts Division Three side Evergreen Eagles. Hannah Mead netting a 1st half hat-trick with Brogan McHale also scoring in the 1st half. Kathryn Stanley scoring the 5th goal 5 minutes into the 2nd half . Samantha Takis with her 10th goal of the season scoring the goal for Evergreen Eagles.

Houghton Athletic Ladies also advance through to the quarter finals winning an all Beds & Herts Division One clash at home against Sharnbrook WFC. Emily Peat scoring twice for Houghton with a goal each for Emma Hawkes, Rachel Spendelow and Holly Thomson in a 5-0 win.

  Hitchin Town Ladies from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One needed extra-time to make it into the quarter finals of the League Cup playing at home against Division Three side Wheathamsted Ladies. Louise Gash was red carded for Hitchin Town as Wheathamsted held them to a goalless draw after the 90 minutes were up the match going into an extra 30 minutes, Emma Chaffey was the difference her goal seeing Hitchin Town win the match 1-0 and progress in the competition.

Plenty of goals scored elsewhere in the 3 remaining ties, 2 featuring all Beds & Herts Division Two clashes. Hitchin Belles were at home on Sunday taking on Watton Ladies, had just 9 players available but despite the disadvantage numbers wise were level at 2-2 at half-time, Watton with a strong 2nd half went on to win the tie 7-4. Francesca Smithers finding the back of the net with 4 goals for Watton with Emma Carter, Gemma Penny and Chloe Jones all getting a goal each in the win. Shannon Page with a hat-trick plus an own goal for Hitchin Belles.

A couple of goals less in the next game but a dramatic finish in extra-time in the other all Beds & Herts Division Two tie in the 2nd Round of the League Cup with Garston Ladies FC 96 at home to bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets. The game ending 3-3 after 90 minutes. A Charlotte Demmon double plus a goal for Lauren Revell for Woburn & Wavendon. Holly Jury, Dion Lewis and a brace from Jade Roberts with the goals for Garston Ladies FC 96, one more coming in injury time, Revell scoring her 2nd of the match in extra-time for Woburn & Wavendon. The tie squared at 4-4 penalties looming Chloe Ayres popped up with a stoppage time winner to see the Clarets through with a 5-4 win. 

Penalties were needed in the final League Cup 2nd Round tie with Evergreen Ladies from Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two travelling on Sunday to play Division Three side, Potters Bar United Ladies. The home side leading 2-1 at half-time Evergreen came back to see the scores level at 3-3 after 90 minutes, a brace from Janiece Allen plus a goal from Claire Evans for Potters Bar United. Natalie Mahir with a brace for Evergreen with Chloe Jones grabbing a goal to force the tie into extra-time no more goals it went to penalties, Evergreen Ladies winning the shootout 3-1.

 One more 2nd Round tie to be played this coming weekend in the League Cup and I will bring you all the details of the quarter final line-up in The Round-Up next week.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

With several clubs across the 3 division’s in Beds & Herts involved in the League Cup 2nd Round it was a limited league fixture programme on Sunday. Just the one match taking place in all 3 division’s. A significant win for Sandy Ladies in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One as they beat St Albans Ladies away from home 2-1 to climb back to the top of the table, going 3 points clear of Sherrardswood Ladies with their 6th league win of the season. Katie Seldon and Chloe Reeves on target scoring the goals for Sandy to take the 3 points. Katie Grehan scoring early in the 2nd half for St Albans Ladies.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 In Beds & Herts Women’s Division One the league action was from the Moneyhole Playing Fields with 3rd placed Panshanger Ladies hosting Royston Town Ladies. The visitors getting themselves into a 2-0 lead in the 1st half, Grace Leslie scoring both the goals. Panshanger created chances had a goal ruled off for offside in the 1st half. Leslie went on to complete her hat-trick in the 2nd half. Panshanger 3-0 down were awarded a penalty with 10 minutes left on the clock, Sophie Mandel putting the ball beyond the keeper into the back of the net from the spot. Chemise Huitson who was brought down for the penalty scored for Panshanger in the closing minutes to make it 3-2, Royston Town holding out for all 3 points getting their 3rd league win of the season.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Thought there was something familiar about this result in Beds & Herts Division Three on Sunday with league leaders Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues away to Shefford Town & Campton Ladies. Opening up a 6 point lead at the top making it 6 wins from 6 in the league winning the game 4-1 the goals scored by Amy Gibbins, Rachel Moffat and 2 from Georgia Payne all 3 scored last weekend too in their 6-0 win away to Potters Bar United Ladies. Excellent form at the start of the season. Louise Grocott getting on the scoresheet for Shefford Town & Campton Ladies.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 04/12/16

The Round-Up

Norfolk – Sunday 4th December

Norfolk Women’s Division One

 Norfolk Women’s Division One leaders, Thorpe United Ladies extended their 100% winning start to 7 games since the start of the season playing at home on Sunday against Brandon Town Ladies, the visitors leading 1-0 at half-time, Thorpe United coming back in the 2nd half to win the game 3-1 to take all 3 points. 

Elsewhere in Division One their were big wins for both 2nd placed North Walsham Angels Ladies and 3rd placed as they continue their pursuit of Thorpe United and open up a big gap to the rest of the field. North Walsham Angels Ladies were at home on Sunday taking on Fakenham Town Ladies. Leading the match 4-0 at half-time the home side went onto reach double figures winning 10-1 to record their 6th league win of the season. Hope Middleton top scoring in the match with 5 goals. Sister Luci also scoring a brace in the match with Rachel Bussey, Rosie Filby and Alice Wardle also getting their names on the scoresheet with a goal.

  Was also a double figure winning score for 3rd placed Kings Lynn Town Ladies away to bottom side Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies in Division One on Sunday, another player with 5 goals to her name at the weekend was Shelley Woods, Kings Lynn Town Ladies captain, Josie Turner scoring a hat-trick in the match too with Becky Russell and Natalie Bunton (returning to the side after picking up an injury in pre-season) also getting a goal each after Taylor Sarchet had opened the scoring in the 15th minute final score 11-0.

   Kings Lynn Town Ladies and North Walsham Angels Ladies meet this Sunday in the league, weather being kind it’ll be the featured match on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog and I’ll be amazed if it ends 0-0.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Just the one match played in Norfolk Women’s Division Two on Sunday, it saw league leaders Gorleston FC Ladies open up a massive 12 point lead at the top as they recorded their 8th straight league victory of the season away to Bohemians Ladies. Bethany Turner scoring 4 goals in the game. Leanne Smith scoring twice with Caitlin Smith also

Norfolk Women’s Division Three

 Two matches in Norfolk Women’s Division Three at the weekend the lead at the top constantly changing between, East Coast Ladies and Tavern Ladies. With the former playing Stalham Town Ladies in a friendly match, it was Taver Ladies who returned to the top of the table with a big win against Dereham rivals Toftwood United Ladies winning the game 8-1 to take a 2 point lead in the Division.

   Elsewhere in Division Three, Freethorpe Ladies were on the road a trip to the coast to play Cromer Town Ladies, the visitors winning their 2nd league game of the season beating the side bottom of the table 4-0. Megan Wilson opening the scoring early in the match with Michela Stordy, Andrea Colbrook and Claire Garner also scoring a goal to see Freethorpe win the 3 points.

Norfolk Women’s County Cup

  One outstanding tie in the Norfolk Women’s County Cup 2nd Round to be played postponed a fortnight ago, Long Stratton Ladies from Division Two were at home to Division One side and last season’s beaten finalists Aylsham FC Ladies. The visitors taking the lead Leanne Ferdani scoring the goal were pegged back to 1-1 by Long Stratton before going on to score twice to lead 3-1 the game unfortunately having to be abandoned on 85 minutes due to an injury to a Long Stratton player, Women’s Football East wishes all the best to the player involved. A result Aylsham FC Ladies will now play Briston Wanderers Ladies away from home in the quarter finals of the competition in the New Year.