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The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 29/01/17

The Round-Up

Cambridgeshire – Sunday 29th January

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

One game beat the weather in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership at the weekend with league leaders Newmarket Town Ladies at home to Cambridge University Women. Cindy Ponder scored from 25 yards inside the opening 10 minutes to give Newmarket an early lead. Cambridge University equalised 7 minutes later Maude Gibbins sending the ball into the back of the net. The visitors went on to take control of the match with Amanda Wainwright scoring an 8 minute hat-trick late in the 1st half to lead at the break 4-1. Kate Rose extended Cambridge University’s league in the 58th minute. Newmarket pulled a goal back with 20 minutes left Amelia Deuchars on target with the goal. The 5-2 win seeing Cambridge University Women climb up to 4th place in the table with games in hand on the leading pair.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

One outstanding tie from the 1st Round of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup postponed from the previous 2 Sunday’s, Premiership side, St Ives Town Ladies were away to Isleham United Ladies from the Championship South. The Premiership side got off to a bad start finding themselves 2-0 as Laura Todd and Lily Turner scored for Isleham. St Ives Town rallied however and fought their way back into the game Tierney Coulson, Sophie Marheineke and Amy Seymour-Shove all scoring to see the visitors win the tie 3-2 and reach the quarter finals of the competition. 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

Championship North leaders, March Town United Ladies saw their match against Boston United Ladies called off after their opponents couldn’t raise a team. That gave an opportunity to 2nd placed Wisbech St Mary Ladies to attempt a close the 6 point gap as they took on P&L Motors Diamonds at home, their opponents coming into the game off the back of a 9-0 home win the previous Sunday putting them in touch with the chasing pack in 5th spot. Wisbech St Mary scored 4 goals in the game with Lauren Laws scoring in the 1st half, Sian Peeling with a brace her 2nd in the 89th minute, Carlie Knight also scoring on 87 minutes, 4 goals however weren’t enough to get anything from the match as P&L Motors Diamonds scored 7 goals to win the game and the 3 points that take them up into 2nd spot above Wisbech St Mary in the Championship North table.

  In the other game that survived in the Championship North it was a huge win at home for Wisbech Town Ladies at home to Hungate Rover Ladies. Sophie Gutteridge top scoring in the match with 4 goals. There were 2 goals each for Shushannah Feast and Leah Hall with Jemma Adams, Polly Norman and Zoe Tyhurst all grabbing a goal each for Wisbech Town in an 11-0 win.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

One game in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South on Sunday an 11am kick-off at the Girton Recreation Ground with Cambridge Rangers hosting Fulbourn Bluebirds. The visiting side coming away with all 3 points winning the match 6-0 with a brace each for Kirsty Geal and Marie Stubbings. Sharron Pinner and Samantha Issacson getting the other goals for Fulbourn as they join Isleham United Ladies and Riverside Rovers Reserves in mid-table on 9 points.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 29/01/17

The Round-Up

Norfolk – Sunday 29th January

Norfolk Women’s Division One

 5 matches across the 3 divisions in Norfolk this Sunday, with all 3 points going to the home side with some big wins along the way. Thorpe United Ladies were due to play Division Two side Bohemians Ladies in the quarter finals of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup after 2 postponements the game was switched to Thorpe United’s Recreation Ground however the defending Cup holders were awarded the win after their opponents couldn’t field a side. Thorpe United will now face Aylsham FC Ladies in the semi-finals of the competition.

With Thorpe United not playing for the past 3 Sundays, 2nd placed King’s Lynn Town Ladies had an opportunity to close the 8 point gap on the leaders as they hosted bottom side Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies this Sunday in Division One. Got the 3 points and boosted their goal difference with a thumping double figure win. Captain Shelley Woods ending the match with another 5 goals to her tally for the season. Strike partner Oksana Imanalijeva netted also netted a hat-trick, with Becky Russell getting herself a brace, plus a goal each for Josie Turner and Elle Bocking as King’s Lynn Town won 13-0.

Bungay Town Ladies move 3 points clear in 4th spot in the table, were hosting Aylsham FC Ladies at Malting Meadow on Sunday. The home side extending their excellent league form in 2017 taking a 3 point for the 3rd successive league game. A hat-trick each for, Lauren Purling and Laura Holden seeing them win the game 6-1 as they look to consolidate their position in the top half of the table. 

Norfolk Women’s Division Two 

   One match in Norfolk Women’s Division Two with 2nd placed Sprowston FC Ladies travelling to played 3rd placed Long Stratton Ladies. The visitors getting themselves into a 2-0 lead, Long Stratton coming back in the match to go score 3 goals to take all 3 points and in the process move above Sprowston into 2nd spot in the Division Two table their goals coming from Maryanne Hoy, Charlie Head and Sophie Rose.

Norfolk Women’s Division Three

 In Norfolk Women’s Division Three 2nd placed East Coast Ladies travelled to play 3rd placed Tavern Ladies the Dereham based side still unbeaten in the league, leading 1-0 at half-time went on to score twice more in the 2nd halve to win the game 3-0 and climb above East Coast Ladies in 2nd move a point behind leaders Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves both having played 8 matches face each other at Wymondham in two Sunday’s time.

The biggest win of the season for Freethorpe Ladies and a huge confidence booster too as the club hosted bottom side Cromer Town Ladies without a point or a goal in the F column to date. A tough season for both so far, Freethorpe were looking for their 3rd win of the season. A double figure win in the end as Freethorpe ran out 10-0 winners with both Claire Garner and Megan Wilson both scoring a hat-trick, Laurali Colbrook also netted twice in the match with Cassandra Barnes scoring her 1st goal of the season along with Michaela Yeates who came on to score on her debut. You can read Freethorpe’s match report from the game on their website by clicking on the link below.

Freethorpe Ladies 10-0 Cromer Town Ladies

The Round-Up – Suffolk 29/01/17

The Round-Up

Suffolk Women’s Division – Sunday 29th January

Just the 2 matches in the Suffolk Women’s Division this Sunday, two big games however featuring the sides in the top 4 places, both close looking contests on paper they yielded just the 1 goal between them.

 It was a top of the table clash at the Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich as leaders Ipswich Town Ladies Development took on Walsham Le Willows 6 points back in 2nd, the visitors unable to close the gap as both sides fought out a goalless draw the 1st points Ipswich Town have dropped this season in the Suffolk Women’s Division remain undefeated at the top of the league.

 In the other game it was 3rd versus 4th with East Bergholt United hosting Brantham Athletic Ladies. A small measure of revenge for Brantham after they were knocked out of the league cup last weekend by East Bergholt they took the 3 points home with them this Sunday to climb above them into 3rd spot go level on points with Walsham Le Willows in 2nd the only goal of the game scored by striker Danielle Harvey in the 1st half.

The Round-Up – ERWFL 29/01/17

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 29th January

ERWFL Premier Division

 A mixed bag of fortunes fixture wise across both divisions of the ERWFL this weekend with 4 games scheduled in each, both seeing 2 fixtures all foul of the weather. One sides loss is another gain however and with the top 2 Bedford Ladies & Haringey Borough Women seeing their match postponed it was a great opportunity for 3rd placed AFC Dunstable Ladies level on points with 2nd placed Bedford a point behind leaders Haringey Borough a win would take them top of the table. A trip up to Cambridgeshire to play bottom side Histon Ladies at the Glassworld Stadium. Dunstable took an early lead going 1-0 on 13 minutes. Histon pulled it back level almost immediately Kate Saunders scoring 2 minutes later. That was as good as it got for the home side however as Dunstable went on to score twice more in the 1st half to lead 3-1 at the break, 2 more goals followed for the visitors early in the 2nd half with a 6th and 7th goal added on the 70th and 75th minute. The 7-1 win seeing Dunstable lead the table clear by 2 points. Have played 4 more games than 2nd placed Haringey Borough but for now are in possession of top spot.

 In the other game in the region to beat the weather in the Premier Division it was an all Essex affair between Colchester Town Ladies at home to Billericay Town Ladies, despite a battling performance by the side 2nd bottom in the table, it was Billericay Town who came home with all 3 points in the back, Vicky Kinsman with a goal in each half in a 2-0 win.

ERWFL Division One

 Two games also fell foul of the weather in ERWFL Division One, one of those Cambridge City Ladies match away to Stevenage Ladies Reserves. Despite that however Cambridge City Ladies are back into the lead in the table after previous leaders Offley & Stopsley Women were deducted 4 points that sees them drop down the table into 4th place. At the moment do not know what the points deduction was for but will endeavour to find out. Were level on points with Cambridge City on 27 points previously.

The leaders are joined at the top with another side going level with them on 27 points as 4th placed Colney Heath Ladies come back from a goal down at half-time to win and take all 3 points in the 2nd half. Were away on Sunday playing Essex side Silver End United Ladies who were playing their 1st game on home soil since November 2016. Stephanie Burder scoring for Silver End United to see them lead at half-time. Colney Heath Ladies came back strongly 2nd half, captain Sophie Joseph drawing the scores level before putting the ball home for her 2nd of the match to give the away side the lead. Jennifer Mansfield with her 1st goal of the season making it 3-1 to seal the victory and see Colney Heath Ladies become joint leaders in Division One.

 In the other game in Division One, Hertford Town Ladies and Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies playing in muddy conditions drew 0-0.

The Round-Up – FAWPL 29/01/17

The Round-Up

FAWPL – Sunday 29th January

After two weekends of heavy postponements across the East in January, The Round-Up returns to it’s original format as more games beat the weather than not in the final weekend of the month. Outstanding cup ties that had been put back over the last two Sunday’s finally getting played 39 games were played this Sunday, as a pose to the 40 that were postponed last weekend.

FAWPL Southern Division

Was a significant amount of rainfall prior to this Sunday and it did affect most leagues across the East, in the FAWPL Southern Division the top of the table clash between league leaders, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies and 3rd placed Cardiff City Ladies both side yet to be beaten in the league was called off the pitch at Cheshunt FC water-logged. 

The other 3 games scheduled for this Sunday in the FAWPL Southern Division beat the weather and it was 4th placed Charlton Athletic Women who took full advantage to close the gap on the leaders as they took on bottom side West Ham United Ladies at Sporting Club Thamesmead. Charlton created plenty of chances in the 1st half however it looked like the sides might be heading into the dressing room with the score all square at 0-0 when Charley Clifford was on hand to meet Avilla Bergin’s cross and scored to give the home side the lead. Moment later in injury time Charlton extended the lead awarded a penalty, up stepped Ruby Southgate to score from the spot her 1st goal for the club.

   2-0 the lead at half-time Charlton pressed more more goals 2nd half, on the 74th minute a sight all their fans wanted to see, not so much the opposition maybe as striker Gemma Shepherd returned to the pitch after recovering to full fitness from hip surgery earlier in the season. A minute later Clifford scored her 2nd of the game to see the lead extended to 3-0. Into the last 10 minutes Kit Graham netted Charlton’s 4th goal. The final score 5-0 to Charlton with 2nd half substitute Bupe Okeowo scoring her 1st goal for Charlton. The win sees Charlton up from 4th to 2nd spot 2 points behind the leaders.

Was another London derby in the FAWPL Southern Division with 5th placed Crystal Place Ladies, hosting Queens Park Rangers Ladies. The side 2nd bottom in the table proved tough opponents to break down goalkeeper Jo Ayres making a number of saves as Crystal Palace struggled to find a clinical finish. Late on Ayres was hurt in a collision and had to be replaced with no goalkeeper on the bench the job fell of an outfield substitute. The game was heading into the closing minutes the home side were awarded a free-kick the ball played into the box was headed on and Gemma Bryan was on hand to steer the ball into the back of the net and see Crystal Palace win the 3 points with a 1-0 win.

Lewes Ladies hosted, Swindon Town Ladies at The Dripping Pan on Sunday 2 points between the sides going into the game 8th and 9th respectfully. Lewes opening the scoring on the 20th minute through a own goal after Rachel Palmer’s cross was turned into the back of the Swindon net. Danielle Lane doubled Lewes lead in the 34th minute. However Swindon pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time to narrow the deficit, Stephanie Houston with the goal for the visitors. Both sides looking for more goals 2nd half, Lewes got theirs through an unlikely source defender Rebecca Thompson volleying home from a corner to make it 3-1, her 1st goal of the season coming in the 77th minute. The 3 points seeing Lewes pull away from the bottom 3.

FAWPL South East Division One

 New leaders in FAWPL South East Division One this Sunday as Milton Keynes Dons Ladies take over at the top leading for the 1st time this season with leaders Cambridge United WFC and 2nd placed AFC Wimbledon Ladies not in action. The 3rd placed side were at home at Newport Pagnell Town FC playing 2nd bottom side Norwich City Ladies. A good day at the office for Milton Keynes Dons as they won the 3 points with a convincing victory. A brace for Hannah Barrett, captain Charly Clarke also getting on the scoresheet along with teammates Leanna Doyle, Sam Gillings, Kerry Newman and Leah Cudone. The 7-0 win lifting them a point clear at the top of the South East Division One table.

5th placed Luton Town Ladies lost out in gaining ground on the sides above them at the weekend as they suffered a narrow defeat at home to Enfield Town Ladies. The sides contesting a goalless 1st half, Enfield Town went on to take the lead through an Anna Loftus goal on the 55th minute. Enfield Town captain Regan Coleman doubling the away sides lead with 20 minutes left on the clock. Joanna Rutherford pulled it back to 2-1 late on for Luton Town but it wasn’t enough to take anything from the game, Enfield move above Ipswich Town Ladies into 8th spot in the South East Division One table.

 It was to Crown Meadow, home of Lowestoft Town Ladies that the football on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog came from this weekend. Bottom of the South East Division One table needing to pick up points Lowestoft Town were hosting 7th placed Denham United Ladies. Both sides wanting to use the width the large pitch offered were looking to attack from the off the ball rarely still for long. Denham had the better of the early chance forcing an excellent save from Eilish Brogan. New signing Nettie Stillinger on hand at the back to clear an Alissa Down free-kick off the goal line. 35 minutes played and Lowestoft take the lead captain Hannah Waters putting the ball into the back of the net off an Gemma Moore ball into the box. A late save with her legs from Denham goalkeeper Elizabeth Rose keeps the score down to 1-0 at half-time.

The 2nd half starting as the 1st ended both sides attacking Lowestoft quickly double their lead, Moore picking the ball up from a through on the right driving across the face of the Denham area and sends a swerving shot past the diving keeper into the back of the net. 10 minutes later and Denham comeback to level it at 2-2 with 2 quickfire goals Annie Hewitt beating the offside trap as Lowestoft attempt to clear their area from a set-piece turns back into the box and sends the ball pass Brogan to score. 2-1 becomes 2-2 straight from the restart Denham counter as Lowestoft attack the ball out to Natalie Murray on the right 25 yards out shoots early lobbing the ball over the keeper to score. Murray hands Denham the lead soon after attacking down the right the ball at her feet driving into the box sends a powerful shot past the diving Brogan to make it 3-2. Hewitt also scores her 2nd of the game given time and space to send a superb strike from distance into the back of the net. Murray turning provider to set up Denham’s 5th goal her ball into the box controlled well by Aimee Durn inside the six yard box, keeper on top of her manages to squeeze the ball past her to score the final score 5-2 to Denham. The full match report can be found in the previous post or by clicking on the link below to take you to the SWF Blog.

Lowestoft Town Ladies 2-5 Denham United Ladies


Match Report – Lowestoft Town Ladies v Denham United Ladies

The Supporting Women’s Football Blog ended the year with a trip to the Suffolk coast to watch Lowestoft Town Ladies take on Denham United Ladies in the FAWPL South East Division One. Bottom of the table with just 3 points on the board Lowestoft Town were playing their 1st game of 2017 having been affected like so many other sides by the awful January weather. Denham United Ladies in 7th place in the table in a good position to challenge for a top half finish, plenty of goals in this game…

Match Report – Lowestoft Town Ladies v Denham United Ladies

 Ended January with a trip to the Suffolk coast to watch Lowestoft Town Ladies play Denham United Ladies in FAWPL South East Division One. 

  Has been a postponement hit start to the New Year affecting alot of clubs, lack of game time, Lowestoft Town Ladies are playing their 1st game of 2017 having last played back on December 18th. Were one of the 40 postponed matches across the East last weekend. Not only in need of a game but also points as the club are currently bottom of the FAWPL South East Division One with just the one win in the league to date. Looks like a 3 way battle at the bottom between Lowestoft, Norwich City Ladies and Stevenage Ladies. Play Denham United Ladies home and away over the next 2 weekends before an away trip to Stevenage Ladies on Sun 12th February. Have seen the departure of striker Molly Hall going to America to play. Have brought in attacking player, Nettie Stillinger from Cambridge United WFC.

  Denham United Ladies are currently 7th in the FAWPL South East Division One table with 5 wins from the 13 league games they have played so far. One of the biggest all female clubs in the country are an established side in the league are capable of beating anyone else in the league on their day. With 5 of their next 6 league games against sides below them in the table have an opportunity to pick up points and not only pull well clear of the battle at the bottom but challenge for a top half finish. 

  The venue for today’s game Crown Meadow home of Lowestoft Town FC, the ladies side are one of a handful of sides in the FAWPL who share their ground with the men’s club. A large pitch has seen a fair bit of wear. A large seated stand on one side opposite the dugouts, a bar and clubhouse open behind the goal as you walk in through the turnstiles. Was another wet weekend across the region but not so bad as last time out. Overcast, cold and cloudy there were a few spots of rain around so with a covered stand to take advantage of I headed there. 

  Lowestoft Town Ladies starting XI – Eilish Brogan, Lyndsey Adams, Charnelle Riggall, Tiffany Forshaw, Ellie Froud, Abbie Everson, Cassie Craddock, Ciera Flatt, Gemma Moore, Nettie Stillinger & Hannah Waters (C).
  subs – Lauren Bullard, Broghan Scully & Jess Green.

  Denham United Ladies starting XI – Elizabeth Rose, Joanne Torr (C), Emma Spencer, Rachel Blackburn, Laura Holbrook, Chloe Jarman, Alissa Down, Aimee Durn, Natalie Murray, Elisha Allen & Annie Hewitt.

  subs – Ellen Wardlaw.

   Lowestoft get the match under way kicking off the 1st half wearing blue shirts, shorts and socks all with white trim. Nettie Stillinger starts on the left. Also making her 1st start for the club is Ciera Flatt in midfield. Denham lined up opposite wearing an all navy kit with a red and white band across the front of the shirts and red and white hooping on their socks. Are without a few 1st team regulars with just one substitute to call upon. Lowestoft look to get the ball out wide to Gemma Moore on the right from the start, Denham captain Joanne Torr winning the ball as she looks to knock it in behind her.

  The ball is sent long out to Elisha Allen in space on the right side for Denham making an attacking run to get into the Lowestoft area, can’t get her cross in. Denham pressure the ball on halfway keeping Lowestoft penned inside their own half in the early minutes, the visitors winning a free kick in the middle play it early to Natalie Murray moving right getting in behind plays the diagonal ball into the box, Lowestoft goalkeeper, Eilish Brogan makes the call and claims on the bounce before Allen can get to the ball coming through the middle. 

  Another free-kick for Denham on half-way the ball played up high towards the top of the area, Allen left side gets her head on the ball knocking it down into the area goes after it, Charnelle Riggall, Lowestoft’s left back goes with her prevents Allen getting the ball into a shooting position before winning the free-kick. A counter from Lowestoft the ball helped on by Abbie Everson on half-way for Ciera Flatt ahead of her, looks to slide the ball in behind the Denham back line for Stillinger cutting inside from the left, too straight the ball is gathered up by Denham goalkeeper, Elizabeth Rose. Up the other end Denham have another free-kick wide on the left inside the Lowestoft half, Alissa Down on the ball plays a pacey ball in towards goal, bouncing across the six yard box no one gets a touch, Brogan can see it run wide of her far post.

Lowestoft’s Cassie Craddock feels the full force of Alissa Down’s clearance

  Denham capitalise on a short goal kick winning the ball back 30 yards out, Aimee Durn getting involved in the thick of the action, having joined Denham from Watford Ladies Development U19s side. Durn central plays the short ball into Annie Hewitt ahead of her back to goal she lays it out to Allen breaking into the area from the left, gets a shot away as she is closed down shooting low near post, Brogan is down sharply making a good save.

  It’s a big pitch plenty of width available and both sides want to exploit it at every opportunity attacking early ball are often sent long with runners willing to go after the ball. Laura Holbrook gets on the ball and plays it out to Durn on the left for Denham linking up with Hewitt the cross is sent on high towards the near post with Allen making the run, can’t bring the ball down to get a shot away runs off her behind for the goal-kick. With Moore and Stillinger keeping the pitch wide Lowestoft captain, Hannah Waters attacking through the middle is released by Cassie Craddock 25 yards out drives for the Denham area looking to power her way into the box is closed down by 3 Denham players, Rachel Blackburn putting in the challenge to win the ball from her. 

Aimee Durn bringing the ball forwards for Denham United Ladies

  Emma Spencer having broken up a Lowestoft attack carries the ball out from the back on the right sends the pass long for Hewitt outside the box a clever turn as she brings the ball down plays it on for Murray moving into the area behind her, moving to the right looks to lift a cross to Allen far post, too close to Brogan the keeper is able to pluck it down out of the air. Murray is played in behind shortly afterwards by Holbrook on the right gets into the area into the six yard box tries to play the ball across goal again puts it to close to Brogan the Lowestoft keeper well placed to gather the ball. 

  Waters pressuring the ball high up the pitch on the left gets Lowestoft a throw the ball is played in field the cross fired along the top of the Denham area is collected by Moore in a central position, looks for an opening to shoot as she moves the ball to the right, Durn slides in to win the ball for the visitors doesn’t go far picked up by Flatt 25 yards out takes on the shot good pace on the ball is straight at Rose the keeper holding onto the shot comfortably. 

Ciera Flatt on the ball in midfield for Lowestoft

  Brogan is called into action up the other end as Denham press bodies forwards Chloe Jarman playing the ball on for Down the ball is sent on for Murray on the right, driving forwards takes it all the way  to the byline beside the area before cutting the cross back along the ground towards the top of the area with Hewitt meeting it inside the D her shot running low towards the far corner, Brogan throws herself to her right getting her glove on the ball pushing it wide for the corner kick. Lowestoft are almost caught out from a short corner for Denham the ball played up to Down top of the area left side sends the ball curling in towards goal, flies over Brogan, is headed off the line by Stillinger. 

Lowestoft’s Nettie Stillinger with Denham’s Chloe Jarman

  Denham break from the back as they win the ball from a Lowestoft free-kick the ball is played long up to Hewitt who passes it out to Allen attacking on the right, Lyndsey Adams cuts out her cross the ball runs back to Allen wins a corner this time another short one on the right the ball rolled into Down, Adams intercepts her ball into the area clearing it for a throw. The free-kicks in the middle are adding up Denham having most opportunities to play the ball up into the Lowestoft area. Down is on the set-piece in the middle to the right sends a high ball into the area, Murray central leaps the highest but can’t get anything on the ball. 

  Ellie Froud gets hold of the ball at the back for Lowestoft as Denham’s Hewitt looks to slide Allen through into the box, bringing it out from the ball plays a good ball out to Moore on the right taking on her marker and getting in behind turns into the box cutting the ball back from the byline looking for Waters, Blackburn coming across to defend the near post slides in to clear the ball.

  GOAL! 10 minutes left to play in the 1st half and the stalemate is broken. Bodies up field from the previous attack Lowestoft put pressure Denham’s midfield it’s Moore who closes the ball down on the right to take it in past the visitors defence playing the ball early into the area looking to pick out Waters, Spencer goes with the attacker challenging as the ball arrives at her feet, Waters does well staying on her feet and connecting with the ball helps it on past the keeper into the bottom corner of the net to see Lowestoft lead 1-0.

Lowestoft captain, Hannah Waters opens the scoring

  The goal sees Lowestoft step up the tempo closing down the ball inside the Denham half, Craddock linking up with Adams on the left side gets the ball on for Stillinger to go on a run down the left, attempting to get around Spencer to get into the area brings the full-back down conceding the free-kick. End to end in the closing 5 minutes of the 1st half both sides look to get their attacking players on the ball. Brogan comfortably claiming a couple of Denham crosses. 

  Up the other end as the 1st half moves into injury time, Lowestoft work the ball through the middle releasing Waters for a run at the Denham goal, is shoulder to shoulder with Blackburn as the pair race for the box, in goal Rose makes the decision to come early closing down the angle is a couple of yards inside her area as Waters gets a shot away going to ground Rose makes a great save with her legs to prevent the ball getting past her. Denham counter attack, the ball out to Durn attacking on the left carries it into the area, Riggall on her shoulder pressuring delays the shot the angle against her Dunn’s strike is held by Brogan at her near post. 

Half-time Lowestoft Town Ladies 1-0 Denham United Ladies
  Has been an open 1st half with both sides on the attack, Denham have created more opportunities up front, however they find themselves trailing 1-0 at the break with Waters giving Lowestoft the lead. Both goalkeepers having been called into action to make important saves. A narrow advantage all to play for 2nd half.
  Denham get the 2nd half underway, Holbrook with the early ball out to Allen on the right wing, the attacker is stopped in her tracks by the offside flag. Denham overload the right side of the pitch at the start of the 2nd half with Murray and Allen linking up playing a one two as they work the ball down the line, Allen’s cross going behind. 
Hannah Waters looking to control the ball inside the Denham box
  A tussle in the middle of the park, Flatt wins the ball plays it into Craddock who sends it long up into the box for Waters, controlling the ball on her chest inside the box, closely marked by Blackburn looks to turn get a shot away, not before Spencer comes across from the left to get her foot on the ball clear it for a throw on the right.

Gemma Moore scores to make it
2-0 to Lowestoft.

 GOAL! The perfect start to the 2nd half for Lowestoft as they double their lead inside the 1st 5 minutes the ball from the thrown in level with the top of the box on the right is played into Moore who turns off her marker to take it inside head down drives into the D before hitting a powerful shot that swerves away from the diving Rose and into the back of the net beyond 2-0.

   Everson closes the ball down quickly inside the opposition half, driving forwards gets room for a shot 25 yards out hits the ball on the run plays the ball straight into Rose in a central position inside her six yard box gathers cleanly. Lowestoft are getting drawn over to the right side as Murray looks to take players on get in behind, that is leaving Durn with plenty of space to run into on the left. Caught offside in an earlier attack, holds her run this time getting the ball from a long diagonal pass, looks to take the ball inside get it onto her right foot for a shot, is closed down by the Lowestoft defence before she can release the ball. 
Denham’s Aimee Durn with Lowestoft’s Abbie Everson
  Allen with possession of the ball on the right side moves forwards cutting the ball inside for Hewitt outside the box, looks to turn and shoot her effort from 20 yards out deflecting up off Tiffany Forshaw as she throws herself off her feet to make the block the ball looping behind for the corner kick on the right. The inswinging ball coming on high is headed goalwards past Brogan as she attempts to come for the ball, heading goalwards the ball is headed off the line by Lowestoft again, Riggall with the vital touch this time. 
  GOAL! The ball is cleared out of the area as Lowestoft look to get everyone out of their box, they are hit with a sucker punch the ball is won back in the middle by Denham and sent back over the top, both Hewitt and Allen area central in front of the D, the offside flag doesn’t go up as Hewitt picks up the ball and takes it into the box, picks her spot sending the ball low past Brogan into the bottom corner 2-1.
  Straight from the restart Lowestoft look to attack the ball is played over the top for Waters to chase through the middle, Rose is off her line and sliding in claims the ball inside her area before the striker can get there.
   GOAL! All action, no sooner have they pulled a goal back and stopped Lowestoft’s attack from the restart Denham have the ball in the back of the net at the other end to level it up. Launching a counter attack the ball is fired up field into Murray running onto the ball right side takes on the early shot 25 yards out lobbing the ball up over Brogan and into the back of the next to equalise 2-2.
  Two quick fire goals from Denham to level the scores 10 minutes after going 2-0 down sees them energised, the opposite for Lowestoft who dealt a double blow conceding 2 goals within a couple of minutes of each other. Play is drawn over to the right side again as Murray gets the ball from Down, pushing forwards delivers an high ball into the box coming central is a vital header by Riggall to put the ball out of play for the corner kick with Allen free behind her. The corner kick goes long is picked up by Holbrook outside the box left of the D shoots a vicious strike that is blocked by Riggall.
  GOAL! A complete turn around for Denham as the visitors take the lead in the match a counter attack from a Lowestoft free-kick the ball on halfway played up towards the top of the area is headed clear and played on with Murray on the move down the right side, plenty of pace gets in behind and closing in on the box takes the shot early sending her low drive racing past the keeper into the back of the net 2-3.
2 goals by Denham United Ladies
Natalie Murray see the visitors go
level then take the lead.
  Lowestoft make a substitution, Flatt is replaced by Broghan Scully in the midfield. Forshaw plays the ball up field controlled by Waters 30 yards out back to goal off her chest with Moore coming inside to receive the ball releases Stillinger making a run on the left side running into the box gets a shot away the strike racing along the ground across the six yard box and wide at the far post. Denham make a change Allen the player coming off, Ellen Wardlaw coming on for her 1st team debut. 
  Wardlaw is very nearly put through on goal moments after coming on as Hewitt squeezes the ball in over the top of the Lowestoft defence looking to run onto the ball inside the D, defender Froud makes a last ditch tackle lunging for the ball taking it away from Wardlaw and back to her keeper gather.
  GOAL! Denham enjoying a dominant spell extend their lead, it’s a goal out of nothing a moment of magic from Hewitt the ball fed into her feet 30 or so yards from goal isn’t closed down quickly enough sets her sights and shoots the ball flying over the keeper and into the goal beyond 2-4.
Annie Hewitt celebrating with her teammates
  15 minutes of the 2nd half left, Lowestoft make their 2nd change bringing off Craddock in the middle and sending on Lauren Bullard. Denham have their tails up are seeing more of the ball and keeping possession inside their opponents half. Forshaw heads a Denham cross clear of the area the ball helped on through the middle finds Moore moving inside from the right looks to play the diagonal pass into the area with Waters making the run to get into the area, Blackburn goes with her sliding in to put the ball behind for a corner on the right. Blackburn then defends the Lowestoft corner heading behind for a 2nd corner kick, this one comes to Everson moving towards the ball helps it on into the six yard box, Denham winning the scramble for the ball launch it clear.
  GOAL! The game is stretched as the action moves into the last 10 minutes Denham bring the ball on the pass finding Murray on the move on the right play drawn across to that side of the pitch again, Murray crosses early her looping ball falling into the Lowestoft six yard box, Durn has made it all the way there, controls the bouncing ball well and manages to squeeze it past Brogan on top of her to score and see Denham lead 2-5. 
  Soon after scoring Dunn is denied another opportunity to score for Denham by Moore inside the Lowestoft box as she comes inside from the left Moore dives in a risky challenge but gets the ball putting it behind for the corner. The ball comes to Wardlaw 20 yards out from Holbrook takes on the shot the ball played straight into Brogan the keeper down low to make the save. Wardlaw wins Denham a corner kick on the right side the ball is lifted in centrally pops out of Brogan’s gloves dropping down into the six yard box favourably for her defence to clear. Denham finish strongly Wardlaw seeing her shot from outside the box charged down by Froud as the final whistle blows and the visitors claim all 3 points with a 5-2 win.
Full time Lowestoft Town Ladies 2-5 Denham United Ladies
  An action filled game, both sides wanting to attack get the ball forwards use the big pitch. Going 2-0 up then conceding 2 quickfire goals 10 minutes later to level things up hit Lowestoft hard especially as they felt one was offside. Denham coming back well showing character after going 2-0 down to comeback and not only level but go on to win the game 5-2. The 2 sides meet in the reverse fixture next Sunday.
SWF Blog – Player of the Match
  A few contenders for the SWF Blog Player of the Match in the Denham side today but I’ve gone for Natalie Murray. Pace and power caused trouble out on the right all game scoring 2 goals and an assist for Dunn to score the 5th goal.
  My thanks to both clubs for their help today always appreciated.

The Round-Up – 22/01/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd January

  For the 2nd week on a row it’s a shortened edition of The Round-Up featuring all the women’s football in the East on Sunday. There were 29 postponements last Sunday with rain being a major factor, waterlogged, pitches. This time around it was the frost hitting large parts of the region that saw 40 matches postponed for the 2nd weekend in a row it was a wipe-out in the FAWPL Southern Division. The FAWPL South East Division One also lost all it’s fixtures although Luton Town Ladies v AFC Wimbledon Ladies did kick-off at 2pm the referee had concerns and with the score 0-0 at half-time the game was abandoned as conditions worsened. Likewise it was a total fixture loss in Norfolk on Sunday with just a game handful of matches in Beds & Herts, one game in Essex. Cambridgeshire further in land fairing the better saw more of a thaw allowing matches to be played.


  Two games beat the weather in the ERWFL both in the Premier Division. League leaders, Haringey Borough Women were playing their 1st game of year and the 1st since they sadly lost their manager Steve Browne who passed away over the new year after losing a long battle with cancer. An emotional day for the club. Suffolk side AFC Sudbury Ladies the visitors. Brooke Hills and Jessica Appeagyei with her 10th goal of the season scoring for Haringey Borough, the points shared on the day, Sophie Jeffrey scoring twice for AFC Sudbury to see them move above Writtle Ladies into 4th place in the Premier Division table.

  Plenty of goals on show in the other match in the ERWFL Premier Division this Sunday with Royston Town Ladies at home to Colchester Town Ladies. The visitors finding the back of the net for 4 goals in the match as they look to pull away from bottom side Histon Ladies, however it was the side immediately above them that hit back with 6 goals to win the match and record their 4th league win of the season. Samantha Tinsley is in blistering goal scoring form this season moving onto 27 goals with a hat-trick for Royston Town. Andrea Wright with a brace and Harriet Smith with the other Royston Town goals. Northern Ireland U19s international, Miagh Downey scored early in the game for Colchester with Kira Fitzpatrick and Nancy Butler with 2 goals scoring in the 2nd half for the visitors.


  Was League Cup quarter final weekend in Suffolk. 3 ties scheduled to be played with Walsham Le Willows having a bye through to the semi-finals following the withdrawal of Witnesham Wasps from the league. Ipswich Town Ladies Development saw their match away to Leiston St Margaret Ladies postponed and will try again next Sunday. Out of the League Cup are the current holders Brantham Athletic Ladies after they were beaten away from home on Sunday 2-0 by East Bergholt United.

  East Bergholt United will play Bacton United Ladies in the semi-finals of the League Cup after they won their quarter final tie away to Copleston Ladies 3-0 on Sunday. Scoring twice in the 1st half before sealing victory with a 3rd goal in the 2nd half, Lois Balfour, Gemma Howe and Francesca Rainbird with the goals for Bacton United.


  Cambridgeshire dominates this shortened edition of The Round-Up with the county fairing better than most with the cold weather. Two games in Premiership, and it continues to be a tit for tattle battle at the top of the league with Cambridge United WFC Reserves and Newmarket Town Ladies both hunting for the title. Level on 18 points at the top heading into the weekend Cambridge United WFC Reserves held the advantage on goal difference their match against local rivals Cambridge University Women was postponed however giving Newmarket Town Ladies a chance to return to the top of the table with a trip to Peterborough to play ICA Sports Ladies. The visitors going ahead through Abbie Marshall (pictures) in the 11th minute, Marshall added a 2nd goal 7 minutes later. Lorna Hart pulling a goal back for ICA Sports to see them trail 2-1 at half-time.

Newmarket Town Ladies extended their lead to 3-1 with Abbi Griffin putting the ball into the back of the net with 10 minutes of the 2nd half played. Amelia Deuchars recently signed by Newmarket scored her 1st goal for the club in the 72nd minutes. Hart with her 2nd of the match pulling a gal back for ICA Sports before Jordanne Sillitoe scored in the final minute to seal a 5-2 win for Newmarket to put them 3 points clear at the top of the Premiership once again.

  At the other end of the Premiership table it was a meeting between the bottom two with Park Ladies travelling to play Bourne Ladies both newly promoted to the league, both looking for their 1st win at the higher level. It was Park Ladies who were celebrating at the final whistle getting their 1st win in the Premiership following on from their cup victory last Sunday. Won the game 3-1 with goals from Chantelle Abraham, Erin Powell and Amy Newell who moves onto a dozen goals for the season so far.

 Two games were also played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North on Sunday with Wisbech Town Ladies earning a good point away to unbeaten Swineshead Institute Ladies on Sunday coming back from 1-0 down at half-time to draw 2-2 in the 2nd half. Chloe Gray ad Ellie Spendlow netting the goals for Swineshead Institute. Leah Hall and Polly Norman getting the goals in the 2nd half for Wisbech Town.

 In the other game in the Championship North, 5th placed, P&L Motors Diamonds ran out 9-0 winners at home against bottom side Thurlby Tigers.

   One game in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South with league leaders Cambridge City Ladies Development winning big away from home to move 7 points clear at the top of the table. Were taking on Riverside Rovers Reserves. Carla Penny bagged herself a double hat-trick in the game with Erin Walusimbi, Ellie Geoghan and Amy Ozakpinar with her 1st goal for the Development side all getting a goal a piece in a 9-0 win.

The action continues in Cambridgeshire with 4 ties from the 1st Round of the Women’s Invitation Cup getting played after being called off last Sunday. Cup holders Cambridge United WFC began the defence of the trophy away to March Town United Ladies. A tough test for the Cambridgeshire Championship North leaders taking on a side 4 leagues higher. Cambridge United putting out a strong starting XI proving too strong running out 12-0 winners, Evie Gallop (pictured) scoring her 1st hat-trick for the club. There was a brace each for Paige Logie and Laura Mills. With goals each for Laura Bright, Danielle Puddefoot, Lauren Gibson and Nicole Perschky with and own goal too.

Cambridgeshire Championship South side, Milton Ladies caused an upset in the 1st Round of the Invitation Cup knocking out EMWFL Division One South side, Riverside Rovers Ladies. The final score 3-2 to Milton at home, less of a surprise is their goal-scorer with Kirsty Lemmon-Sparkes netting all 3 of their goals to move onto 21 goals for the season so far. Milton Ladies with now be at home to Cambridge United WFC in the quarter-finals of the Invitation Cup.

  It took 2 goals in extra-time for Premiership side, Bar Hill Ladies to see off Fulbourn Bluebirds from the Championship South in the 1st Round of the Invitation Cup. The scores all level at 1-1 after 90 minutes Bar Hill went on to win 3-1 in the extra-time period with goals from Rebecca Covell and a brace for Holly Ingarfield. Holly Hayes with the goal for Fulbourn Bluebirds. Bar Hill Ladies will be away to ERWFL Premier Division side Histon Ladies after they were awarded a home win against Wisbech St Marys Ladies.

With 9 goals for their Development team already listed above, Cambridge City Ladies 1st team were in equally trigger happy form at home to Cambridge Rangers on Sunday in the 1st Round of the Invitation Cup the Championship South side taking on a side in form 2 leagues higher. Bella Simmons top scoring with 4 goals in the game, Sarah Mosley scoring a hat-trick. 2 goals each for Philippa Witherspoon and Charlotte Gillies too with a goal each for Amy Reed, Emma Littlewood, Bronte Rapley and Rachel Pearce in a 15-0 win will now be away to Park Ladies in the quarter finals after they beat Orton Rangers Ladies 12-0 last Sunday in the Invitation Cup.

ICA Sports will have to wait till this Sunday to see who they will face in the quarter finals of the Invitation Cup after Isleham United Ladies home game against St Ives Town was postponed for the 2nd weekend running.


Was meant to be a League Cup weekend in Essex however all but one game was lost the weather. In the game that was played Essex Women’s Division One side, Harlow Town Ladies Reserves beat Premier Division side, Alresford Colne Rangers 3-1. The rest will try again this coming Sunday.

Hutton Ladies & C&K Basildon Ladies along with Lawford Ladies & Writtle Ladies both saw their Essex Women’s County Cup quarter finals lined up with the victors of the former at home to the winners of the latter in the semi-finals. BiIlericay Town Ladies will be at home to Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies 

Beds & Herts

 Two quarter finals in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup that were postponed last Sunday fared better this time around as two more sides booked their spot in the semi-finals. Was a clash between two local rivals both level on points in the ERWFL Premier Division in 2nd and 3rd place in the table meeting in the County Cup, Bedford Ladies taking on AFC Dunstable Ladies. Natasha Fensome scoring twice for Bedford the see them advance into the last 4 of the competition where they have been drawn away to cup holders Luton Town Ladies.

 Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side, Sharnbrook WFC are also through to the semi-finals of the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup with a 3-0 away win a Division Three side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues. Gemma Franklin putting Sharnbrook into an early lead 1st half with Charlotte Mullins and Claire Smith both scoring goals in the 2nd half. Sharnbrook will now be at home in the semi-finals playing either Houghton Athletic Ladies or Offley & Stopsley Women whose match was postponed again this weekend.

  Just the one game beat the weather in the Beds & Herts Women’s Football leagues this Sunday but it was a significant result for Hitchin Belles on Division Two after they beat bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets 4-1 to leap from 6th in the table to 2nd to move to within a point of table toppers Flitwick Ladies with a game in hand. A brace for Shannon Page taking her goals scored tally to 20 for the season for Hitchin Belles with Charis Wakefield and Amy Jack also getting a goal each in a 4-1 win. Lauren Revell with the goal in the 1st half for Woburn & Wavendon. 

The Round-Up – 15/01/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th January.

   A slightly different edition of The Round-Up this week, with just the one to post, falling back to last season’s format which I will bring into play on a weekend such as the one we’ve just had, no surprise going to happen this time of year. A wet start to the weekend, cold too, with rain all day across much of the country on Sunday their were going to be postponements across the East in all 29 games were called off!

  It was a wipe-out in the FAWPL & Suffolk, with just one game surviving in the ERWFL, however several sides from that league and the FAWPL were involved in their respective County Cup competition’s some of those falling to the weather too which will alter next weekends fixture list too. So some clubs will be in the County round-ups instead. Still plenty to bring you, 20 games did survive the weather alot of muddy kits to be washed, unfortunate if you got the job this week.

ERWFL Division One

 The one match played in the ERWFL this Sunday was from ERWFL Division One with Hertford Town Ladies making the long journey up to Suffolk to play Ipswich Wanderers Ladies. Payed each other last Sunday in the reverse figure Ipswich Wanderers returning home to Suffolk with all 3 points winning the game 4-3. At home both Danielle Lynch and Jess Taylor-Allum scored for Ipswich Wanderers, however Hertford didn’t leave Suffolk empty handed, earning a point in a 2-2 draw.


A total of 6 matches were played in Norfolk at the weekend, the Norfolk Women’s County Cup had reached the quarter final stage. 3 of the 4 ties surviving the weather, Bohemians Ladies & holders Thorpe United will try again next Sunday after their game was called off. Plenty of goals scored in the other 3 quarter final games. 

Acle United Ladies are the highest league placed side in Norfolk in the competition competing in the ERWFL Premier Division. With the rain forecast and already playing catch up with their league fixtures took the decision early to switch the match to the 3G pitch at Flegg High School in Martham where they train during the week. King’s Lynn Town Ladies were their opponents playing two leagues below but in good form in Norfolk Women’s Division One in 2nd place unbeaten in the league since the opening weekend.

King’s Lynn were encouraged by a positive start and the game was played at a high tempo, the visitors with some good opportunities to take the lead, however it was Acle United with 2 quick fire goals as the 1st half approached the half hour mark that went ahead. New signing Megan Todd (pictured) was played through into the box coming in from the right sent her shot across the keeper into the back of the net to score on her debut. A minute later Acle doubled their lead, Kate Pasque nodding the ball in from a corner. King’s Lynn kept pressing for a goal, the 1st half into the last 5 minutes a pinpoint cross from Anna Larkins into the six yard box saw Jody Wells racing in force the ball into the back of the net. 3-0 was a harsh scoreline for King’s Lynn and heads were dropping but with the half drawing to a close they got it back to 3-1 the ball played up front, Oksana Imanalijeva turns taking the ball into the box firing home from the top of the six yard box. 

 The 2nd half starts just like the 1st half both sides on the attack, 20 minutes played and King’s Lynn are forced into a change as Taylor Sarchet is injured helped off the pitch with her ankle bandaged up. A 4-5 minute break in play. Acle go straight on the attack from the restart and score attacking down the right  Larkins plays the cross long to the far post Wells behind the gets call from Bryony Knights who arrives form the left side to turn the ball over the line to make it 4-1. King’s Lynn respond straight away captain Shelley Woods fouled in the area gets the penalty and scores. Moving into the latter stages of the match Acle are awarded a penalty after a drive into the box from Todd see’s her brought down, steps up to take it to score her score of the game. Time for one more goal at the death with Woods through beating the offside trap gets by the onrushing goalkeeper and lifts the ball over the back-tracking defence to score her 2nd of the match final score 5-3 This game was the featured match on the SWF Blog and the whole match report can be found below this post or by clicking on the link below

 Acle United Ladies 5-3 King’s Lynn Town Ladies

It was another high scoring win for the other ERWFL in the competition with Wymondham Town Ladies 2nd the the Division One table at home to Norfolk Women’s Division Two side Stalham Town Ladies on Sunday. Like the 1st quarter final a two league gap between the sides, Wymondham Town opened the scoring on 19 minutes Kayleigh Holloway with the goal. Chelsea Clarke with an assist for the 1st goal, put the ball into the back of the net herself to make it 2-0 in the 26th minute. Laura Wiseman seeing Wymondham Town into a 3-0 lead. Two goals within 2 minutes 17 minutes into the 2nd half from Alice Collins and Wiseman made it 5-0, Stalham Town pulled a goal back soon after before Holloway with her 2nd of the game and Clarke in the 90th minutes scored her 2nd to see Wymondham Town into the semi-finals.

 In the other quarter-final tie played on Sunday, 2nd Division side Briston Wanderers Ladies were leading at home against Division One side and last season’s beaten finalists, Aylsham FC  Ladies. The 2nd half saw the match tied at 2-2 going into the last 30 seconds Aylsham FC Ladies scoring the winning goal to win the game and advance to the semi-finals

  The draw for the semi-finals of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup was made on Monday the ties scheduled to be played Sunday 19th March with a 2pm kick off are as follows:-

 Acle United Ladies v Wymondham Town Ladies

Bohemians Ladies or Thorpe United Ladies v Aylsham FC Ladies

Three league games also took place at the weekend, one game in Norfolk Women’s Division One and a good result at home for Bungay Town Ladies taking on Brandon Town Ladies winning the game 4-0 to climb up from 6th to 4th spot their highest position this season starting 2017 well with 2 wins scoring 15 goals and 2 clean sheets.

  Two games in Norfolk Women’s Division Three and bottom side Cromer Town Ladies were put to the sword at home against league leaders Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves wracking up 15 goals without reply to open up a 4 point lead at the top of the table.

 In the other match in Division Three, 2nd placed East Coast Ladies were at home to Toftwood Ladies on Sunday the home side leading the game 3-0 at half-time. Toftwood staged a 2nd half comeback however to earn a share of the points the game ending in a 4-4. Jordan Duke scoring a hat-trick for East Coast Ladies with Rosie Cook also on target.


The fixture list was hit heavily in Cambridgeshire too disrupting the opening round of matches in this season’s Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup, with 5 of the 7 matches pushed back a week after being postponed.

A much needed win and moral boosting result for Premiership side Park Ladies in their 1st Round tie at home to Orton Rangers Ladies, bottom of the Championship South. Amy Newell scored a double hat-trick for Park, half of their goal scoring tally as they reached double figures, Kirstie Smith also netting a hat-trick. Ebony Bliss grabbing a brace with Erin Powell also getting a goal in a 12-0 victory.

Premiership side ICA Sports Ladies travelled to Championship North side, Wisbech Town Ladies on Sunday in the 1st Round of the Invitation Cup, goals from Carmen Herridge, Zoe Leddy and Megan Purnell saw the Peterborough based side edge the result 3-2 to reach the next round.

The top two in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership were in action on Sunday, league leaders, Newmarket Town Ladies away to Cambridge University Women who were playing just their 4th league game of the season. Goals from Taylor Lynn-Jones and Amanda Wainwright inside the opening 25 minutes put the home side into an early 2-0 lead. Cambridge University went on to win the game 3-1, with Eve Audoulos scoring the 3rd in the 80th minute, Nadine Basson with her 10th goal of the season scoring for Newmarket Town.

 Defeat for Newmarket Town saw 2nd placed Cambridge United WFC Reserves close the 3 point gap at the top of the table and lead the table on goal difference with a big away win against bottom side Bourne Ladies. A hat-trick from Lauren Gibson, along with a brace each for Ebony Rule and Carolyn Sarafian seeing the visitors take the 3 points with a 7-0 win.

It is sad I have to do this again but it’s another edition of The Round-Up that has to report the loss of another women’s side in the leagues across the East and this time it’s from the Cambridgeshire Championship North, Spalding United Ladies no longer listed in the league table, new this season have barely played any fixtures 3 league games, hoping their players find another club and that Spalding can host another women’s football side in the near future.

  Their was a game played in the Championship North at the weekend with Boston United Ladies picking up another good result away to P&L Motors Diamonds. 3 straight wins in league and cup for Boston United now lifts them up to 6th in the table. A brace each for Victoria Bradford and Stephanie Powell along with a goal each for Demi Barai, Charlie Green and Ella Marie Mcororey seeing Boston United win the match 7-2.

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

It was quarter final Sunday in the Bedfordshire Women’s League Cup too this weekend, however both it and the league programme was heavily affected by the weather with all but 2 matches surviving. 

In the quarter final that was played Cup holders Luton Town Ladies were away to Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets, who play 4 leagues below them in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two. The FAWPL South East Division One side were soon on the front foot taking the lead in the 4th minute, Lucy Webster with the goal, 2 minutes later the lead was doubled, Jodie Southbe on target. Amy Summerfield getting on the score sheet 6 minutes later to see Luton Town 3-0 inside the opening quarter hour. Erica Byron netting a goal in the 20th minute, 4-0 the advantage at half-time.

Now let up from Luton Town in the 2nd half a flurry of goals early on Jo Rutherford scoring from the penalty spot after Nicola Henman was brought down. Byron went on to score two quick fire goals to complete her hat-trick. Henman scoring to make it 8-0, with Rebecca Kane getting a goal to make it 9. Rutherford was fouled in the box herself, scored again from the penalty spot to bring up double figures. Lucy Tape scoring with 5 minutes left to see Luton Town reach the semi-finals with an 11-0 win.

The one match beating the weather in the Beds & Herts Women’s Football League was in Division One with St Albans Ladies at home playing Hitchin Town Ladies. St Albans climbing up to 4th in the Division One table with a 4-0 victory. Megan Samuels scoring a brace. Suzanne Ried and Holly Rossington also putting the ball into the back of the net.


In Essex it was also the quarter finals of the Women’s County Cup with 3 of the 4 scheduled to be played this Sunday with Hutton Ladies hosting holders C&K Basildon Ladies next Sunday. Lawford Ladies tie at home to Writtle Ladies fell victim to the weather this Sunday will try again next Sunday.

No weather issues at the Harlow Arena an all weather surface, Essex Women’s Premier Division leaders Harlow Ladies were hosting ERWFL Division One side Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies, a league between the sides it was a close contest both sides scoring in the game, 1-1 after 90 minutes the quarter final headed into extra-time, the visitors scoring the winning goal to book a place in the semi-finals, Georgia Fraser with both goals for Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies.

A local derby in the other quarter final in the Essex Women’s County Cup with Billericay Town Ladies hosting fellow ERWFL Premier Division side Brentwood Town Ladies. Goals from Paris Smith, Rosi Webb and Kirsty Knight saw Billericay Town through the the semi-finals the final score 3-1 with Emma Mackie getting Brentwood Town’s goal.

Two matches beat the weather in the Essex Women’s Premier Division on Sunday. With the leading pair involved in the County Cup it was an opportunity for 3rd placed Eastern Avenue to close the gap at the top. Were away to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies. Could only narrow the gap by a point as they were held to a 2-2, Jo Smeaton scoring both the goals for Beacon Hill Rovers.

Wickford Town Ladies recorded their 2nd league win of the season in the Premier Division on Sunday, beating Collier Row Tigers 2-1 at home to move up 2 places from 10th to 8th in the table.

Two league games also played in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday and just as in the Premier Division the top two weren’t in action giving Hatfield Peveral Ladies a chance to close the gap down to just 2 points on 2nd placed Frontiers Ladies if they could get a win away to Harlow Town Ladies Reserves. Got the 3 points courtesy of a 3-1 win.

4th placed Collier Row Athletic were beaten away from home on Sunday playing FC Clacton Ladies who edged them out with a 3-2 win that lifts them up 2 places in the table to move into 5th a point behind Collier Row Athletic.



Match Report – Acle United Ladies v Kings Lynn Town Ladies

   It was a wet one across the whole country on Sunday with a huge amount of postponements disrupting a County Cup fixtures weekend. The Supporting Women’s Football Blog settled early on a 3G option, a quarter final from the Norfolk Women’s County Cup, with Acle United Ladies hosting King’s Lynn Town Ladies. Two league between the sides King’s Lynn encouraged by a bright start gave their opponents plenty to think about, lots of goals in the game read about them all in the report below.

Match Report – Acle United Ladies v King’s Lynn Town Ladies

  The action on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog this Sunday comes from the quarter finals of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup, with ERWFL Premier Division side, Acle United Ladies hosting King’s Lynn Town Ladies from Norfolk Women’s Division One.

  A wet Sunday right across the country saw a large number of fixtures called off, with their fixtures already piling up, Acle United Ladies took the decision early to switch the game to an all weather 3G pitch, at Flegg High School in Martham where the side trains during the week.

  Acle United Ladies play their football 2 leagues higher than their opponents today in the County Cup 1 of 3 sides in Norfolk who play their football outside the county leagues. Currently 7th in the ERWFL Premier Division table have games in hand on all the sides above them. Won the Norfolk Women’s County Cup 2 seasons ago. Entered this years competition in the 2nd Round winning 4-3 away home against Norfolk Women’s Division One side, North Walsham Angels Ladies. Acle announced the signing of California State University San Bernardino scholar Megan Todd earlier in the week after obtaining international clearance, makes her debut in the County Cup.

  A good test for King’s Lynn Town Ladies today taking on a side 2 leagues higher, but come into the game on the back of a 7 match unbeaten run in the league which included 6 straight wins to see them up into 2nd place in the table. Also entered the competition in the 2nd Round, beating fellow Norfolk Women’s Division One side, Fakenham Town Ladies 8-0 at The Walks

   A nice 3G facility at the Flegg High School, room for spectators to stand beside the pitch, hot and cold drinks available from vending machines. A narrow pitch. Like I said a wet day across the country the waterproofs were needed the umbrella up, making juggling a camera and notepad tricky, but at least keeping both dry.

 Acle United Ladies starting XI – Chloe Nixon, Anna Larkins, Luka Goodchild, Chloe Shields, Kate Pasque, Amber Rowland, Alice Ladbrooke, Bryony Knights, Megan Todd, Rebecca Burton (C) & Jody Wells.
 subs – Joanne Hooper, Jade Copeman & Sarah Howard.

 King’s Lynn Town Ladies starting XI – Christina Vivas Artacho, Winnie Lee, Lisa Wilson, Albany Hodgson, Emma Woods, Bethan Jones, Taylor Sarchet, Jade Kelly, Becky Russell, Shelley Woods (C) & Oksana Imanalijeva.

 subs – Katie Garner, Emma Corbyn & Natalie Bunton

(roll on roll off substitutes)
  It’s Acle to kick-off the 1st half, wearing red and white vertical striped shirts, white shorts and red and white hooped socks, with King’s Lynn lined up opposite wearing yellow shirts, with blue shorts and socks. The home side push players forwards at the start Alice Ladbrooke playing the ball out to Megan Todd on the right wing, drives forwards with the ball flashes a cross into the area race wide behind the goal. 
  A lively start from both sides, Bethan Jones sliding in to win the ball in the middle plays it forwards early looking for Shelley Woods, the King’s Lynn captain looking to make a run through the middle, her 1st touch a little heavy allows the Acle defence to get back on her regain possession and sending it long, King’s Lynn goalkeeper, Christina Vivas Artacho is out of her area quickly to win the race for the ball. Starting and attack on the right full-back Winnie Lee brings the ball on playing it forwards for Becky Russell ahead of her sends the looping cross into the box, moving right side Oksana Imanalijeva brings the ball down well with her chest inside the area knocking to down right of goal shoots as she reaches the six yard box the ball is blocked at the near post as the Acle defence goes with her.
King’s Lynn Town Ladies, Becky Russell
 Acle’s front two link up captain, Rebecca Burton, only just returned to action after a two month injury layout pressures the King’s Lynn defence, has Jody Wells in close support rolls the ball forwards for her outside the box, Wells back to goal holds the ball up before laying it back to Burton who goes for the 1st time strike sending her shot over the bar. Acle win a free-kick inside the King’s Lynn half on the right, Anna Larkins over the ball sweeps it high in towards the far post area, Todd gets up highest, getting her head on the ball can’t direct it on target.

Acle United Ladies, Anna Larkins
  King’s Lynn get forwards on the right the cross in across the face of the area is intercepted by Chloe Shields rolled into the midfield for Amber Rowland to carry forwards, player break threads the ball into the path of Wells 30 yards out is closed down quickly by Jones still manages to get a shot away her effort flying over the crossbar. Chances for both sides early on King’s Lynn getting joy out wide play the ball out to Russell high on the right wing, fires a ball in across to top of the area, good control from Shelley Woods inside the D to kill the ball and turning hits the shot in the half-volley, arrowing for the top corner, Acle goalkeeper, Chloe Nixon produces a fantastic save a full stretch tipping the ball over the bar for a corner kick.
  King’s Lynn are encouraged by their bright start, pressing Acle on the ball is a competitive match, Russell with another surge up the right wing gets the corner taking it herself is an inswinging ball flies across the six yard box low no one can get a touch as it kisses the far post running wide for the goal-kick. Bryony Knights has possession of the ball on the left side for Acle, plays the ball inside for Wells she is closely marked by King’s Lynn’s Emma Woods, the ball is won by the defender played into Taylor Sarchet in the middle and on quickly for Shelley Woods in attack a good 30 yards from goal wastes no time in shooting the ball landing in the side netting.
Acle United Ladies, Jody Wells, battling for the ball with
King’s Lynn Town Ladies, Emma Woods
  Shelley Woods reacts quickest to a poor kick out of the area from Nixon, dropping to the King’s Lynn captain 25 yards out drives on towards the top of the area moving right of goal Kate Pasque gets back on her shoulder as Nixon comes to close the angle, Woods shoots, Nixon throwing herself to the right makes the save pushing the ball wide across her area conceding the corner. Acle launch a counter attack from the corner, a strong run on the ball from Luka Goodchild from left-back sends the ball on into the area near post, Wells can’t quite reach it. Acle make a change, Joanne Hooper on in midfield replacing Rowland.
 Acle have another free-kick on the right inside the King’s Lynn half the ball is played into the area, Todd the target again gets up for a free header, a tall player knocks the ball down into the ground inside the six yard box is straight at the goalkeeper, Vivas Artacho dropping to the floor and making the save. Both sides are pressing looking for the opening goal, Acle over load the right side win a throw taken quickly into Wells turns inside towards the box moving across the face of the area is fouled as she cuts the ball into the area for Burton, no advantage play is brought back for the free-kick 20 yards out right of goal, Wells to take it goes for goal sends the ball over the bar.
  Albany Hodgson does well at the back closing down Knights as she is playing in moving in field from the left getting into the area Hodgson slides in to take the ball away from her out for a corner kick, Played in from the right, Todd in a central position outside the six yard box is allowed another free header, drops the ball wide trying to direct it into the bottom corner. More attacking play from Acle down the left Ladbrooke sending Knights in down the left swings the ball in across the six yard box, Vivas Artacho gets down but spills the ball out into the middle of the box, Emma Woods gets their before the Acle attackers the ball is cleared long out to the left side, picked up by Imanalijeva the striker takes it up the wing has Jade Kelly on that side with her lose sight of both as the crowd get excited, a shot comes blazing in however from distance, Nixon throwing herself to her right can’t get to it the ball past her cannons off the post and deflects behind for a goal-kick. 
  GOAL! 27 minutes into a busy 1st half Acle go straight up the other end from the goal kick and take the lead the ball is played quickly through the midfield and a perfectly weighted pass picks out Todd as she cuts inside from the right, takes the ball on into the area, right of goal sends her shot across Vivas Artacho and into the back of the net to score her on her debut 1-0.
A goal on debut for Acle United Ladies, Megan Todd

Kate Pasque makes it
2-0 for Acle

GOAL! A blow for King’s Lynn after matching Acle competitively for nearly half an hour find themselves 2-0 down just a minute after conceding, Acle get forwards down the right Larkins linking up Todd, a corner is won. The ball is fired in along the six yard box, comes straight at Pasque central, at head height a difficult ball to deal with, can’t jump no time to stoop either makes good contact with her forehead turning the ball towards goal and into the back of the net 2-0.

  King’s Lynn look for a response Sarchet getting the ball up to Shelley Woods moving out to the right turns towards the area holding it up before playing it back to Russell moving towards the right corner of the box, shoots her low drive held by Nixon at her near post. Acle attack down the right the ball played inside is helped on towards Burton who is fouled right on the edge of the area a shove in the back is OK after treatment, Larkins over the ball right of goal, Wells is free unmarked 20 yards out in a central position Larkins rolls the ball into her path fires the ball into the area too many bodies to squeeze through the shot is blocked. 
  Shelley Woods and Imanalijeva combine up front for King’s Lynn the ball with Woods on the right turns inside reaching the area lays it across the face for Imanalijeva inside the D, digs the ball out from under her feet sending a rising shot goalwards, Nixon palms the ball down and gathers cleanly. Another chance for Imanalijeva moments later as Emma Woods breaks up an Acle attack gets the ball up field to Shelley Woods passes it out to Imanalijeva left side outside the area meets the ball 1st time slicing her shot away from goal. 
  A throw for King’s Lynn on the left inside the Acle half Kelly into Imanalijeva heads the ball on towards the far post Shelley Woods coming onto it as it arrives in the six yard box fires the ball wide across the face of goal. Picking up the ball in half way Burton carries it forwards picking out Todd on the right, holding the ball up looks to spin in behind get into the area, Emma Woods goes with her gets a foot on the ball to push it on for Vivas Artacho to launch out of the area.

Into the last 5 minutes of the 2nd half, Burton with another run from half way has Larkins bursting forwards on the right getting ahead of her rolls the ball into her path taking in on down the wing squares a fierce cross in across the six yard box, Vivas Artacho throwing herself forwards can’t quite reach it, nor can Hodgson tracking back, somehow Wells gets in between them and pushes the ball over the line to make it 3-0.
   GOAL! Acle continue to attack late on in the 1st half, are hit on the break as Lisa Wilson wins the ball back plays in infield the ball on through the middle finds the attackers Shelley Woods and Imanalijeva next to each other in a central position 25 yards from goal, it’s Imanalijeva who spins inside with the ball, a surging run into the area reaching the top of the six yard box fires her shot past Nixon to pull a goal back for King’s Lynn 3-1. 
King’s Lynn Town Ladies, Oksana Imanalijeva
Half-time Acle United Ladies 3-1 Kings Lynn Town Ladies
  An action paced 1st half Acle United Ladies leading the quarter final 3-1 at the break as the rain starts to slow and eventually stop. A competitive battle King’s Lynn encouraged by a positive start had chances to take the lead, Acle prepared to push bodies on at timely intervals getting into a quick-fire 2-0 lead, more chances followed, Acle going on to score a 3rd goal, that scoreline harsh on King’s Lynn going into half-time they pulled a goal back before the whistle to keep the deficit down to 2 goals.
  It’s King’s Lynn to kick-off the 2nd half. A change for Acle at the break, Burton off, Hooper moving up front with Rowland back on in midfield. Sarchet closes the ball down quickly in midfield for King’s Lynn played the ball backwards for Emma Woods who sends it long over the top with Shelley Woods breaking in behind the Acle defence, Nixon quick quickly off her line to come sliding in and smothers the ball on the edge of the area. Shields with a good tackle deals with a high ball put in from the right for Acle.

  An early switch 2nd half for King’s Lynn with Kelly the player substituted, Natalie Bunton coming on, is involved in the action straight away as Sarchet bringing the ball on through the middle releases her on the right wing, takes on the early shot outside the area the strike off target. The 2nd half has started in a similar tempo to the 1st half, both sides looking to attack, Acle’s Wells has the ball on the left 25 yards from the King’s Lynn goal opens up her body as she shoots sending a curling ball wide of the far post. 

  A good turn in the ball by Shelley Woods as the ball is played into her 25 yards out back to goal, escaping her marker lays the ball forwards for Russell on the left, taking the ball to the by-line is tackled by Shields the throw leading to a corner kick, swung in from the left towards the top of the area, won by Ladbrooke the ball is cleared, King’s Lynn regain possession come forwards the ball played into the box claimed by Nixon. Acle press players forwards, Larkins going past Todd as the ball is held up by Hooper outside the area rolls it towards the on coming full-back shots the ball flying straight into Vivas Artacho’s gloves the keeper positioned in the centre of her goal. 

Taylor Sarchet wins the ball for King’s Lynn Town Ladies

  Sarchet gets forwards for King’s Lynn as Shelley Woods has the ball out on the right for plays it across the face of the area, meeting it Sarchet fires a shot in across the keeper, diving full stretch to her right, Nixon makes the save pushing the ball wide of her goal. Larkins nips in to win the ball on the right inside the King’s Lynn half fires it into Wells holding position outside the area right of the D, Hodgson gets a toe on the ball to stop her turning in behind, Wells gets back on the ball pushed wide lifts a cross towards the far post Todd coming in puts her shot wide of goal.

  A 50/50 tackle in the centre of the park leaves Sarchet down on the floor clutching her ankle in alot of pain, play is stopped looks a nasty one, receives lengthy treatment on the pitch, cannot carry on with her ankle now heavily bandaged is helped of the pitch, Emma Corbyn joining the action.  

 GOAL! Play held up for 4-5 minutes it’s Acle who take advantage going on the attack the ball played up to right Todd on for Larkins taking the ball into the corner sends the cross long across the six yard box, Wells is their the ball behind her, thinks about the overhead kick, however Knights is right behind her, meets the ball 1st time sending it under the diving goalkeeper 4-1 extending Acle’s lead with around 25 minutes left to play.

  GOAL! As in the 1st half one goal is quickly followed by another however it isn’t Acle who extend their lead further. The ball is with Shelley Woods receiving it from a throw on the right side is inside the area, right corner shoved over the referee pointing to the spot, it’s Woods herself to take it Nixon guesses right dives to her right but the ball is placed perfectly by Woods into the bottom corner of the net 4-2.

Diving full stretch, Acle United Ladies goalkeeper, Chloe Nixon can’t stop Shelley Woods penalty

 A rush of blood moments later from Nixon as the Acle keeper comes rushing out of her area as King’s Lynn, Shelley Woods is played in behind, gets to the ball 1st taking it past the stranded keeper on towards the edge of the box, Larkins gets back just in tome to stop Woods taking an early shot into an empty net, by the time the striker manoeuvres herself into a position to shoot her strike is cut out by Pasque and the threat cleared. King’s Lynn bring Kelly back on replacing Bunton.

  Nixon hasn’t been put off coming out for the ball the save is needed as Shelley Woods sends Kelly through on the right, the keeper coming outside the box making it the ball before Kelly can push it past her. A change of formation for King’s Lynn as they look to try and pull a goal back, Wilson off at right back, Bunton back on to join the attack as they go 3-4-3 as the game moves into the final 15 minutes. 

Acle United Ladies, Amber Rowland gets to the ball ahead of Becky Russell

  Rowland takes the ball forwards for Acle playing the pass out to Todd on the right, 30 yards from goal is given time and space to line up a shot, whips the ball in towards goal, isn’t too far over the cross bar. Knights with a strong run on the left wing gets a corner for Acle the ball is playing into the middle, Pasque jumping highest heads the ball down into the ground right in front of Vivas Artacho the goalkeeper down quickly getting hold of the ball. A minute later up the other end Pasque head the ball clear of her area as Hodgson lifts in a free-kick from halfway. 

  Corbyn wins a 50/50 ball on the right plays it down the line for Bunton ahead of her travelling with the ball getting into the box on the right tries to cut the ball back into the six yard box from the by-line, Nixon has come the ball under her feet adjusted well to stab the ball away. Acle have a throw on the left, played in field into Rowland she attempts to lift the ball over the top for Todd breaking into the area, coming forwards Vivas Artacho get’s her gloves around it 1st. Into the last 10 minutes and Acle are looking for a 5th goal. The ball is played into Wells 20 yards out, tries to turn, Emma Woods wins the tackle the the foul for King’s Lynn.

 GOAL! No let up in the energy both sides keeping up a good tempo, Acle have possession with Rowland in the middle a good move sees her play the ball up to Wells outside the box on the right side this time, holding the ball up has support from Todd lays the ball back to her, Todd with a burst of pace drives into the box goes to shoot is brought down by Jones the penalty kick awarded. It’s Todd herself to take it, hits the ball low and hard to the keepers right beyond Vivas Artacho’s outstretched gloves into the bottom corner 5-2 with just a couple of minutes of normal time left on the clock.
King’s Lynn Town Ladies captain Shelley Woods

 GOAL! Again King’s Lynn respond with a goal, after a 20 strike from Imanalijeva is held by Nixon before King’s Lynn win the ball from the kick out is played over the top Shelley Woods beating the offside trap and Nixon as the Acle goalkeeper comes out to close her down taking the ball to the left of goal, turns and lifts her shot over the defenders racing back to drop into the net beyond, 5-3.

  Into injury time Acle make a double switch, Jade Copeman and Sarah Howard on for Goodchild and Ladbrooke. A late chance for Acle who have the ball on the left getting a throw the ball is played into Knights fires a diagonal ball in across the face of the King’s Lynn goal, throwing herself at it far post Howard can’t get anything on the ball to deflect it goalwards. 

Full time Acle United Ladies 5-3 Kings Lynn Town Ladies

  A 5-3  win for Acle United sees them through to the semi-finals of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup, a highly entertaining match plenty to cover, both sides playing their part in a competitive performance, both intent on attacking throughout the 90 minutes. King’s Lynn can take alot away from the match a good test for their side that continues to improve. Acle with some good attacking play getting players forwards will fancy their chances in the semi-finals, where they will be joined by Wymondham Town Ladies who beat Stalham Town Ladies 7-1 and last seasons beaten finalists Aylsham FC Ladies who beat Briston Wanderers Ladies 3-2 away from home the winning goal coming in the last 30 seconds. Holders Thorpe United Ladies will be away to Bohemians Ladies next Sunday.

SWF Blog – Player of the Match

 A tough one this Sunday with so many players putting alot of effort into 2 good team performances, but with her 2 goals on debut I’ve chosen Megan Todd, her pace and power on the ball adding a new dimension to the Acle United Ladies side.
  A great cup tie, entertaining plenty of goals and the rain even stopped. My thanks to both sides for their help with the team and sending my best wishes to King’s Lynn Town Ladies, Taylor Sarchet hope she isn’t too badly injured and makes a speedy recovery.

The Round-Up – Essex 08/01/17

The Round-Up

Essex – Sunday 8th January

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Just a handful of matches in the 2 Division’s across Essex to start 2017. With Essex Women’s Premier Division leaders, Harlow Town Ladies not in action it was a chance for Lawford Ladies to close the 5 point gap in 2nd, having led the table for much of the early part of the season Harlow Town with a 100% winning start moving to the top in December. Lawford began the year away to Alresford Colne Rangers, Jasmine Cox netting 4 goals for the visitors, Jade Heath and Daisy Canny also scoring a goal each in a 6-0 win to close the gap at the top to 2 points.

Eastern Avenue in 3rd place in the Essex Women’s Premier Division also enjoyed a good run towards the end of 2016 to move them up the table, continued that form at home this Sunday taking on Chigwell Ladies. 2 goals for Katie Peers in the game with Abbey Dell and Tayla Hudson also putting the ball into the back of the net in a 4-1 to secure all 3 points.

Like the 2 sides above them 4th placed Runwell Sports Ladies showed good form towards the end of the year keeping pace with Eastern Avenue the gap between them just a point as they also started 2017 with a home win taking on another of the promoted sides, Wickford Town Ladies on Sunday winning the game 3-0.

Essex Women’s Division One

The top two of Corringham Cosmos and Frontiers Ladies weren’t in action in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday. It was an opportunity for 3rd placed Hatfield Peveral Ladies to try and close the gap to the top 2 as they began 2017 with a home game against, Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Failed to capitalise however as they were beaten 3-1 by the visitors with Mia Brisley scoring 3 goals for Chelmsford City to see them climb a couple of places in the table up to 5th. Cara Wilsher scoring the goal in the 1st half for Hatfield Peveral.

In the other game played in Essex Women’s Division One on Sunday, Collier Row Athletic won away from home beating Wickford Town Ladies Reserves 7-0 to climb up from 6th to 4th in the table.