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The Round-Up – Essex 26/11/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 26th November

Essex Women’s Premier Division 

In the Essex Women’s Premier Division 2nd placed, Frontiers Ladies close the gap to leaders Hatfield Peveral Ladies to a point with a comfortable win at home on Sunday against Harlow Town Ladies Reserves, Kay Foy scoring a brace in the game, goals to fro Jill Bartholomew, Sharon Ferguson and Emma Parker in a 5-0 win. Remain unbeaten in the league with a game in hand on the leaders too. 

  Chelmsford City Ladies surge up the Essex Women’s Premier Division continues as they recorded a 4th straight league win on Sunday to move into 3rd position in the table now just 3 points off the leaders. Away to Runwell Sports Ladies, goals from Mia Brisley, Tyler Christou and Georgia Sleep seeing Chelmsford City win the game 3-0.

  Also moving up the Essex Women’s Premier Division table into 4th position are Eastern Avenue on the road at the weekend taking on Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies the sides contesting a goalless 1st half Katie Peers netting twice for Eastern Avenue in the 2nd half with Amara Drummond also getting a goal in a 3-1 victory. Abigail Hopkins scoring the goal for Beacon Hill Rovers. 

Lawford Lades climb back into the top half of the Essex Women’s Premier Division with a huge win at home on Sunday against Hutton Ladies Reserves. Daisy Canny continuing her impressive form in front of goal with another 4 goals taking her to 17 from 7 appearances. Jasmine Cox moving onto 12 goals herself with a brace for Lawford. Gemma Issacs also scoring a brace for Lawford. Ella Boyden, Ami Warnes and Sofia Serghiou all getting a goal each the final score 12-0.

Essex Women’s Division One

Plenty of goals scored in Essex Women’s Division One at the weekend too with 5 matches taking place. Leaders Hullbridge Sports Ladies not in action n opportunity for 2nd placed Southend United Ladies to close the 3 point gap, a big game however hosting 3rd placed Leigh Ramblers Ladies themselves 3 points further behind Southend. The hosts having the better of the 1st half holding a narrow 2-1 lead. Leigh Ramblers coming out on top 2nd half scoring 4 goals whilst Southend could only add one more to their tally. Leigh Ramblers winning 5-3 move into 2nd above Southend on goal difference. 5 different goalscorers for the visitors with Rhiana Castle, captain Amber Denton, Katherine Newton, Sasha Vail and Chloe Gilligan all on target for Leigh Ramblers. The 3 goalscorers for Southend, Lily-Maree Halliday, Morgan Hayes and Georgia Raby.

A 4th straight league win for 4th placed Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies and for the 2nd successive league game the winning score was 8-0, this time on home soil taking on Benfleet Villa Ladies. Daisy Theobald netting 4 of the goals for Dagenham & Redbridge. Sade Walters, Sophie Reed, Juliet Thomas and Rhiannon Rainfourth all getting a goal each.

Rayleigh Town Ladies were hosting Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday the visitors leading 2-1 at the half-time interval Rayleigh Town came back in the 2nd half winning it 2-1 to see the sides take home a share of the points in a 3-3 draw. Holly Gash, Jorgia Killington and Eleasha Reeves the Rayleigh Town Ladies goalscorers. Claire Campbell scoring for Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves along with a brace for Emma Mackie.

After suffering 4 straight defeats in league and cup Alresford Colne Rangers got back to winning ways on Sunday to move into double figure for the season away to Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. Joanne Harvey netting a brace in the game taking her to 10 goals for the season so far. Ellie-May Griggs and Lucie Stanbury also getting on the scoresheet in a 4-0 win.

Also getting back to winning ways were Billericay Town Ladies Reserves at home on Sunday taking on FC Clacton Ladies were leading comfortably 4-0 at half-time before going on to win 7-0 in the 2nd half. Madeline Reeves scoring a hat-trick for Billericay, Sophie Dorney, Giulia Francesconi and Cassandra Piejko were also amongst the goals.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 26/11/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 26th November

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

After dropping their 1st league points of the season last weekend at home to Houghton Athletic Ladies, Beds & Herts Division One leaders, St Albans Ladies were looking to get back to winning ways on the road this Sunday on their travels away to bottom side Watton Ladies and did so in style recording a double figure win. Katie Graham opening the scoring putting St Albans into the lead in the 14th minute. Sophie Lawrence and Suzanne Read with 2 both scoring too in 1st half to see the visitors 4-0 up at half-time. Goals followed at regular intervals in the 2nd half Chloe Reeves making it 5-0 3 minutes in. Lawrence getting her 2nd of the game in the 59th minute. Kerry Twigg also getting 2 goals to her name in the 67th and 77th minute. Eleanor Lovelock also grabbing 2 goals in the final 10 minutes to see St Albans win 10-0.

  That wasn’t the biggest score in Beds & Herts Division One at the weekend however as Sherrardswood Ladies went 2 goals better at home to Flitwick Ladies on Sunday. Goals from Laura Cousins and Manjinder Atwal putting Sherrardswood 2-0 inside the opening 16 minutes, Cousins going on to score a 1st half hat-trick before a flurry of goals late in the 1st half put Sherrardswood in full control of the game, Laurie Marris with a quickfire brace, Melissa Wright sandwiching a goal in between with Francesca Novelli also scoring in 1st half injury time seeing 4 goals scored inside 6 minutes. 8-0 up Sherrardswood added 4 more goals in the 2nd half to win 12-0 Novelli getting her 2nd goal of the match, Cousins adding 2 more goals to her personal tally with Rhianna Rose also getting a goal. The win moving Sherrardswood up into 3rd spot in the Division One table.

Houghton Athletic Ladies got their 1st point on the board last Sunday with a 2-2 drawing ending leaders St Albans 100% winning start to the season, this weekend they were at home to 2nd placed Northwood Ladies. Houghton Athletic earning their 2nd point of the season with another draw holding Northwood 1-1. Emily Wilson netting the goal for the home side. Holly Gilder scoring for Northwood.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

It was 2nd versus 1st in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two on Sunday with Royston Town Ladies hosting Garston Ladies 2nd XI the visitors winning 5 from 5 at the start of their season in the league. Another 100% winning start to the season was brought to an end after the sides contested a 2-2 draw to share the points, Lauren Berryman and Holly Jury scoring for Garston. Angharad Chambers and Grace Leslie scoring for Royston Town the gap between the pair remains 3 points.

  Also in Division Two it was 4th versus 3rd with Letchworth Garden City Eagles hosting Hitchin Town Ladies. Letchworth closing the gap to Hitchin Town to just a point with a narrow 2-1 win, Emily Jamieson and Natasha Reynolds with the goals for the home side. Jessica McNamara scoring the goal for Hitchin Town, a game in hand for Letchworth too as they look to get amongst the title challengers.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Two games played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three on Sunday with 2 placed Welwyn Pegasus Azures game postponed, league leaders Bedford Ladies Development had an opportunity to open up a 5 point lead at the top of the table as they hosted bottom side Potters Bar United Ladies, Cayleigh Jackson scoring for Bedford in the 11th minute, captain Jessica Bunnage adding another goal 6 minutes later. Into the final 10 minutes and Paige Abraham scored Bedford’s 3rd goal with Bunnage taking her tally for the season to 11 goals as she added a 4th goal late on to see Bedford win the game 4-1. Paige Street with the goal for Potters Bar United. 

   A 38th minute strike from Jessica Sullivan saw Bedwell Rangers Ladies win their 2nd game of the season at home on Sunday, a good result against 3rd placed Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets who were in good from going into the game winning their previous 3 league games.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 26/11/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 26th November

Norfolk Women’s Division One

Women’s Football East was at Clipbush Park on Sunday to watch the Norfolk Women’s Division One match between Fakenham Town Ladies and Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves. It was the visitors who took the early lead Fakenham failing to get the ball clear were undone from a left wing cross as Sally Hammerton headed the ball into the back of the net from inside the six yard box. Fakenham responded well to the early set back and came back into the game with a good performance Rochelle Woods strike smashing against the crossbar was dropped by the goalkeeper to fall over the line to make it 1-1 the home side going on to take the lead Fanny Danskanen turning the ball home as it was fired into the box from the left.

Emma Chambers winning the ball for Wymondham

  2-1 the advantage to Fakenham the home side started the 2nd half slowly Wymondham doing the opposite looking to get back into the match a good run from midfielder Laura Hammerton into the box set up striker Eleanor Norton to score the equaliser, 2-2. Wymondham went on to take the lead an unfortunate own goal from a corner by Danskanen seeing the visitors lead 2-3. Into the final 10 minutes and Fakenham were awarded a penalty the Wymondham goalkeeper bringing down Fakenham’s captain Sam King. Sian Sands to take the spot kick powered the ball into the back of the net to make it 3-3 the final score the points shared.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

3 games played in Norfolk Women’s Division Two at the weekend, Beccles Town remain 4 points clear at the table with a victory at home on Sunday against bottom side Toftwood United Ladies the visitors making the trip with just the 10 players available despite this they were holding their opponents 1-1 at half-time, the home side eventually coming out on top in the 2nd half to win 3-1 to record their 7th league win of the season from 8 played. Victoria Ottey, Lucy Robbens and Emily Coe scoring the Beccles Town goals. Rosie Richmond-Smith with the 1st half goal for Toftwood United.

   FC Sprowston Ladies keep up the pressure on Beccles Town with a big win at home against Gorleston Rangers Ladies on Sunday, taking their winning start to the season to 6 games. Rebecca Kirby scoring a hat-trick, 3 players all grabbed 2 goals each, Keri Boorman, Joanna Davey and Lois Irving, whilst a further 3 all celebrated a goal each, Tammy Graves, Kelly Hawker and Annika Skoog in a 12-0 win. 4 points behind Beccles, Sprowston have two games in hand.

  So too do Tavern Ladies climbing above Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies into 3rd spot with 13 points now winning away from home against Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies. Women’s football proving to be an educational experience for Bure Valley’s young guns alot more physical than the U16s football they’re used to. The sides level at 1-1 at half-time, Tavern went on to win the game 4-2 in the 2nd half with Sophie Fuller scoring a hat-trick, Emily Bell with their other goal. 

Norfolk Ladies League Cup

One game from the 2nd Round of the Norfolk Ladies League Cup played at the weekend after a referee no show prevented the game taking place previously, Division Two newcomers Costessey Sports Ladies hosting Division One side, Gorleston FC Ladies. The higher league side having plenty of goal scorers in their sides several found their scoring boots on Sunday, Bethany Turner scoring 7 goals alone, Samantha Hunn getting 4 goals to her name. Both Leanne Smith and Sophie Gillett got a hat-trick, Molly Sims a brace and a goal each for Rosie Cook and Kelly Allen in a 21-0 win. A tough scoreline for Costessey Sports however Gorleston credited them for not giving up despite conceding goals.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 26/11/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 26th November

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership leaders, Netherton United Ladies 100% winning start to the season was finally brought to an end this Sunday on the road away to ICA Sports Ladies. A Peterborough derby the home side coming out on top in a high scoring match. A dominant 1st half from ICA Sports saw them leading 3-0 at half-time and although Netherton mounted a come back in the 2nd half scoring 3 times themselves, ICA Sports added 2 more goals to win the game 5-3. Goals from Jessica Farchica, Clare Knibbs, Becky Shields, Donna Nicholls and Carmen Herridge securing their 3rd win of the season taking ICA Sports up into 4th place in the Premiership table. Yasmin Green, Alice MacNicol and Clare Gallagher scoring the goals for Netherton United.

   Benefiting from Netherton United’s 1st defeat of the season are St Ives Town Ladies moving 5 points clear in 2nd spot in the Premiership table winning at home to Cambridge University Women on Sunday who they thrashed 15-0 away from home the previous weekend. Not quite so emphatic a win this time around, goals from Amy Seymour-Shove and Georgia Stancombe securing the 3 points with a 2-0 win. Are 6 points behind Netherton United but have 2 games in hand.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

Just the one match played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North this Sunday but it sees the league having a new leader with Wisbech St Mary Ladies the only unbeaten side in the league winning big with a double figure score away from home to take over at the top. At bottom side Orton Rangers Ladies who they also beat 8-1 at home the previous Sunday. Orton Rangers doing better themselves scoring 3 goals it was up the other end Wisbech St Mary proving too strong in attack with Carlie Knight scoring 7 goals taking her to 11 for the season. Megan Ratcliffe also scoring a brace for Wisbech St Mary along with a goal for Ella Rolfe scoring her 1st goal of the season in her 2nd appearance in a 10-3 win.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

2 games played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South this Sunday with the leading pair Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds and Histon Ladies Reserves both at home. Both held to a draw only able to extend their lead by a point.

Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds were host St Ives Town Ladies Development, the visitors starting their season late beginning excellently with 3 wins from 3. Katie Luddy and Marie Stubbings scoring for Fulbourn, Molly Berryman and Connie Liddiard on target for ST Ives Tow who drop points for the 1st time this season drawing 2-2. Fulbourn staying top in goal difference. St Ives Town remain unbeaten handily placed in 3rd spot in the Championship South table 3 points behind the leading pair with games in hand on both.

   Histon Ladies Reserves also having to settle for a point as their 100% winning start to the league was ended at home to Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves on Sunday. The sides drawing 2-2 at half-time, Kirsty Lemmon-Sparkes with both the goals for Histon, Molly Agnew and Joeli Kirby finding the back of the net for Newmarket. The visitors taking an early lead in the 2nd half Jennifer Gray with the goal to put them 3-2 up. Histon pulling the scores level in the final 10 minutes with Lemmon-Sparkes completing her hat-trick, Newmarket the 1st side this season to take points off Histon the final score 3-3.

The Round-Up – ERWFL 26/11/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 26th November

ERWFL Premier Division

The ERWFL Premier Division has now been adjusted following the folding of Lowestoft Town Ladies. 10 sides in the Division now and following the weekends results the Premier Division has a new leader with Billericay Town Ladies game away to Royston Town ladies postponed it’s newly promoted Cambridge City who top the table their great run of results continuing as they made it 7 games unbeaten in the league. However their winning streak was brought to an end as they were held to a goalless drawn away to fellow promoted side Colney Heat Ladies fielding just the bare 11 players, find themselves bottom of the table after the table adjustments.

   Acle United Ladies are right back in the title mix moving up to 3rd in the ERWFL Premier Division table winning at home at the weekend. Back in league action after two Sunday’s of cup football were hosting the side who beat them 3-1 at the start of the month Bedford Ladies. Gained revenge by getting all 3 points this time around, all the goals coming in the 2nd half, Grace Birchall netting twice along with a goal from Megan Todd to see Acle United win the match 3-0. Move to within 3 points of leaders Cambridge City with a game in hand.

Writtle Ladies drop to 4th in the Premier Division table as their poor run continues having started the season at a blistering pace a long unbeaten run vying with Billericay Town Ladies for top spot have now picked up just 2 points from their last 5 league games. Away to fellow Essex side Brentwood Town Ladies this Sunday there opponents ending their own recent slump in form with a 2nd successive win goals from Marie Barker and Zoe Hinton seeing them win the 3 points with a 2-0 victory.

   Another side going well turning their season around are AFC Dunstable Ladies are right amongst those challenging for the title now in the Premier Division having found themselves at the wrong end of the table earlier in the season. At home at Creasey Park on Sunday playing AFC Sudbury Ladies goals from Danielle Carty and Charlotte South sealing a 2-0 win making it 7 points from their last 3 league matches won.

ERWFL Division One North 

King’s Lynn Town Ladies made it 8 straight wins in league and cup this Sunday as they won away from home against Histon Ladies in ERWFL Division One North. Goalless at the Glassworld Stadium at home King’s Lynn were awarded a controversial penalty early in the 2nd half, captain Rebecca Russell putting the ball home to make it 1-0. Both sides created chances, both were also reduced to 10 after Histon’s Katie Webb and King’s Lynn’s Jade Kelly were sent off. King’s Lynn going on to secure the win with Olivia Baker scoring to make it 2-0 to keep King’s Lynn 4 points clear at the top.

   2nd placed Ipswich Wanderers Ladies were away to bottom side Silver End United Ladies at the weekend the hosts finding a bit of form of late scored through Rebecca Donnelly, it wasn’t enough however as a brace from Jade Horne plus a goal for Kimberly Rex saw Ipswich Wanderers make it a 3rd straight win in league and cup.

Wymondham Town Ladies climb up to 3rd in the table playing just their 6th league match of the season remain unbeaten have plenty of games in hand on the sides above them. Hosting Ipswich Town Ladies Development had new signing Hannah Waters amongst their squad. Already in hot goal scoring form her addition will only add to that threat. Laura Nicholls took her goal scoring tally to 21 from 12 appearances with another at the weekend with Brooke Moreno also netting a goal in a 2-0 win.

ERWFL Division One South

Stevenage Ladies Reserves are 9 points clear of the rest in ERWFL Division One South winning for a 9th straight league game on Sunday winning big too at home against Hutton Ladies to move onto 52 goals scored and still yet to concede a goal! There were hat-tricks each for Hannah Marshall and Emily Scofield along with a goal for Daniela Martucci in a 7-0 victory.

  Stevenage Ladies Reserves aren’t the only side in the ERWFL Division One South with a 100% winning record however and if they are to be challenged for top spot Essex side Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies look the most likely to do it as they recorded a 6th straight win on Sunday hosting Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies for a 2nd time at home this season, a much closer result they had to come back from a goal down at the break with Courtney Smart giving Hoddesdon a 36th minute lead to win the game 2-1 in the 2nd half, Sophie Dowman and Natalie Strange scoring the goals to keep their winning record intact.

  Harlow Town Ladies were another side scoring 7 goals at home on Sunday in ERWFL Division One South taking them back up into 3rd position games in hand on the sides above them have a large points gap to close but with the top two yet to play each other are best positioned to take advantage should one or the other stumble. Taking on Hertford Town Ladies hit 7 goals without reply to seal the 3 points.

The Round-Up – FAWPL 26/11/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 26th November

FAWPL Southern Division 

A full programme of fixtures across both the Southern and South East Division One this Sunday with all 24 sides in action. An emphatic win for Southern Division leaders Charlton Athletic Women at home as they extend their winning run to 4 matches in league and cup. Taking on bottom side Swindon Town Ladies still looking for their 1st league point this season. Kit Graham set the ball rolling opening the scoring in the 10th minute quickly adding a 2nd. Charlotte Lee made it 3-0 on 17 minutes. Charlotte Gurr then got in amongst the goals scoring to make it 4-0. A 5th goal was added in the space of 12 minutes when Hannah Churchill made it 5-0. No let up from Charlton in the 1st half. Gurr scoring her 2nd and 3rd of the game to complete her hat-trick. Grace Coombs scoring in between to make it 8-0 at the break. A quieter 2nd half however Charlton continued to dominate Gurr getting a 4th goal early in the 2nd half. Lee getting her 2nd of the game to take the score into double figures, and Graham getting her hat-trick in the final minute to wrap up an 11-0 win.

 C&K Basildon Ladies were also involved in a high scoring match at the weekend getting the win away from home to take them up into 2nd spot in the Southern Division table. Playing local rivals West Ham United Ladies in a game that saw 10 goals scored the home side netting 3 times Basildon were never in danger of losing. Starting the game well April Bowers giving Basildon the lead in the 5th minute. Danica Revell made t 2-0 before Bowers grabbed her 2nd of the game. Therese Addison and then Jay Blackie scored to put Basildon 5-0 up in the 1st half. Molly Peters pulling one back for West Ham to see them trailing 5-1 at half-time. Bowers scoring her 3rd of the match early 2nd half to make it 6-1 and complete her hat-trick. Ellie Zoepfl scoring for West Ham on the hour before Angela Addison made it 7-2 for Basildon. Rosie Kmita scoring in the last 10 minutes for West Ham to see the final score 7-3 in Basildon’s favour taking up 2nd spot 5 points behind the leaders with a game in hand.

Lewes FC Women drop to 3rd after suffering defeat at the weekend away to Portsmouth FC Ladies. The visitors opening the scoring in the 36th minute holding the narrow advantage at half time. Portsmouth levelled the scores within 5 minutes of the 2nd half starting Samantha Quayle netting the goal. Molly Clark then put the home side into the lead 5 minutes later. Quayle scoring her 2nd of the game in the 66th minute to put Portsmouth 3-1 up. Leeta Rutherford scoring in the closing seconds for Lewes not enough as they suffered a 3-2 defeat.

   Leesa Haydock with the early goal at home for Crystal Palace Ladies in the 5th minutes saw the 4th placed side leading Cardiff City Ladies at home on Sunday. For much of the game this was how the scoreline remained until the final 10 minutes of the match with Gemma Bryan scoring to put the hosts int a more comfortable position and go on to win 2-0 onto 25 points have games in hand on all the sides above them.

5th placed Coventry United Ladies extended their winning run in league and cup to 3 matches with a big win away from home on Sunday taking on Queens Park Rangers Ladies. Stephanie Smith giving the visitors an early lead scoring in the 5th minute. Goals from Jade Formaston and Alison Hall saw Coventry leading 3-0 at half-time. Dominated at the start of the 2nd half extending their lead, Amber Hughes making it 4-0 with Marie Gauntlett putting them 5-0 up on 50 minutes. Two further goals were added by Helen Dermody to make it 7-0 her 2nd from the penalty spot. Laura Cooper making it 8-0 with 15 minutes left. Queens Park Rangers pulling a goal back in the 82nd minute Pauline Adeyemo the goalscorer. Time left for Coventry to reach double figures Gauntlett with her 2nd of the game making the final score 10-1.

   Chichester City Ladies travelled to Kent at the weekend to play Gillingham FC Ladies. A goal from Holly Wride late in the 1st half saw the visitors lead 1-0 at the break. That was how the score remained until the last 15 minutes of the match when a quick burst of 3 goals in 6 minutes saw Chichester take an iron grip on the 3 points. Jade Widdows making it 2-0 her goal quickly added to by Laura Ingram and Jess Lewry to see Chichester win 4-0.

FAWPL South East Division One

AFC Wimbledon Ladies retain the lead in FAWPL South East Division One with another single goal winning them the 3 points for the 4th time this season hosting Denham United Ladies the sides going in goalless at the break. Katie Stanley breaking the dead lock in the 56th minute scoring to give Wimbledon the advantage they held onto their lead to win all 3 points remain 2 points clear at the top of the table.

Milton Keynes Dons Ladies were 2nd a point back going into their home game against 4th placed Ipswich Town Ladies on Sunday a close contest looking likely between the sides Charley Clarke putting Milton Keynes into the lead inside the opening 10 minutes. Ipswich responded quickly levelling the scores 2 minutes later Sophie Welton putting the ball into the back of the net. Amelia Hazard scoring in the 37th minute restored Milton Keynes lead to see the home side 2-1 up at half-time. Worked hard to keep the lead 2nd half however Ipswich came back for a 2nd time to level the scores substitute jade Henry making it 2-2 with 81 minutes on the clock, the sides having to settle for a share of the points extends Ipswich’s unbeaten run to 8 games. A point each both sides drop a place in the table.

Leyton Orient Women win away from home to move above Milton Keynes into 2nd position in the FAWPL South East Division One table. Away to Stevenage Ladies looking to build on a run of 4 straight wins the hosts working hard to see the scores level at 0-0 at the break. A scrappy game with some strong challenges Leyton Orient eventually breaking the deadlock in the 62nd minute. Danielle Griffiths putting them into the lead. Sarka Stryhalova making it 2-0 to the visitors with 3 minutes left to play. Leyton Orient were reduced to 10 in stoppage time Lisa Holmbeck collecting a 2nd yellow card.

Luton Town Ladies won big at home to move above Ipswich into 4th place in the South East Division One table. Taking on Norwich City Ladies the hosts had 7 different scorers on target in an 8-2 win. Nicola Henman claiming a brace in the game there were goals too for Zara Carroll, Jess McKay Lisa Nixon, Amy Summerfield, Joanne Rutherford and the returning Natasha Fensome rejoining the club after a spell back with her old club Bedford Ladies.

   Cambridge United WFC parted company with manager Steve Edwards after 4 years in charge last week. Travelling down to London at the weekend to play Actonians Ladies the sides unable to find  goal had to settle for a point each in a goalless draw.

   Enfield Town Ladies were on the road on Sunday taking on local rivals Haringey Borough Women the visitors leading the bottom side 1-0 at half-time thanks to a goal from Danielle Smith with 35 minutes played. Captain Regan Coleman scoring an early goal in the 2nd half extended Enfield’s lead, added a 2nd in the 88th minute to see Enfield win the game 3-1 and move up a place into 9th in the process moving well clear of the bottom 2.

Match Report – Fakenham Town Ladies v Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves


Sunday 26th November

The football action on Women’s Football East comes from Norfolk Women’s Division One, been a while since I’ve been up to Clipbush Park home of Fakenham Town Ladies to watch them take on Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves.

Fakenham Town Ladies are an established side in the top tier of women’s football in Norfolk. Although finding themselves at the wrong end of the table recently without looking in danger of relegation. Are currently in 8th position with just the one win from their opening 5 league matches. 3 points today would get them comfortably into mid-table in what is once again looking to be a hotly contested league this season.

 Wymondham Town Ladies are one of the most ambitious sides in Norfolk winning the Division One title two season’s ago have made the set up into the regional league finishing 3rd in their 1st season. Their success bringing in an influx of players and the formation of a Reserves side last season. Won the Norfolk Women’s Division Three title last season. Jump straight into Division One this season with the county league switching back to a two league format with an influx of new sides all those in Division Two stepped up along with Wymondham a huge jump maybe but counter acted by the fact Wymondham have a number of their former title winning side available for the Reserves and you would expect them to challenge for the top half of the table currently in 6th a win today would put them right amongst the top 4.

 The venue for today’s match one of the best available to a women’s side in Norfolk, Fakenham Town Ladies playing at Clipbush Park on the main pitch along side the men’s 1st team. The ground has practice pitches beyond. The main pitch with a small seated stand one side the changing rooms an clubhouse opposite with a bar and hot drinks available. A good sized pitch offering plenty of width. A bright day, but chilly no wind a few clouds around the sun starting to set behind one of the goals. The new hat was needed to protect the ears.

Fakenham Town Ladies starting XI – Chloe Easter, Jennie Codman, Selina Goodrum, Karina Townsend, Jemma Riches, Natalie Wright, Fanny Danskanen, Sophie Anderson, Rochelle Woods, Sam King (C) & Sian Sands. Subs – Maddie Smith.

Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves starting XI – Laura Watson, Gemma Perry, Leanne Smith, Emma Chambers, Mary North, Laura Hammerton (C), Alice Collins, Emily Anderson, Gabby Stone, Sally Hammerton & Eleanor Norton. Subs – Amy Burton & Emily Bullett.

(roll on roll off substitutes)

    A change of half at the coin toss with Wymondham opting to have the sun setting behind goal at one end behind their backs, Fakenham to kick off the 1st half wearing Amber coloured shirts with black across the heart and down the left sleeve, black shorts and socks. Wymondham wearing red shirts with black shorts and socks. Keeping the ball at the back Fakenham spread play out to the left Natalie Wright with the threaded pass forwards for Fanny Danskanen to attack down the right, Leanne Smith playing left back for Wymondham gets across the winger to play the ball out for a throw.

Wymondham captain Laura Hammerton gets hold of the ball in the middle of the park plays the ball forwards towards the right of the box with striker Sally Hammerton making to run, Fakenham’s Karina Townsend goes with her putting the tackle in to send the ball away for a throw in the right corner. Winning the ball at the back the pass into midfield finds Jennie Codman taking the ball on sends it forwards looking to play Sian Sands in through the middle, a good starting position from Wymondham goalkeeper Laura Watson sees her kick the ball clear from the edge of her area, not aware the flag was raised for offside.

   Good build up play from Fakenham getting players forwards as the ball is carried over half way into the Wymondham half the diagonal pass finds Rochelle Woods in space on the left crosses the ball along the box finding captain Sam King at the top of the D, good control flicking the ball up off the ground to strike on the half volley from 20 yards out sends her effort wide of the far post. A good start from the home side Wymondham hit them on the counter the ball played on for Sally Hammerton moving right side again goalkeeper Chloe Easter moves out to that side of her box to kick the ball clear instead plays it straight to a Wymondham boot 25 yards out central the shot comes in low Wright getting the block in as the defence back pedals to protect the goal.

GOAL!  The cleared ball spins out to the left wing coming forwards Gabby Stone plays the cross in early heading into the six yard box is straight onto the head of Sally Hammerton at the far post unchallenged a deft header to loop the ball up back across goal to drop over the line to give the visitors the lead inside the opening 10 minutes 0-1.

Sally Hammerton scores the goal to give Wymondham the early lead.

A positive response from Fakenham straight from the restart the ball at the feet of Wright she carries it forwards from the back over the half way line a great ball forwards sees King giving chase to the ball inside the Wymondham box, the ball defended by Emma Chambers conceding the 1st corner of the game. Wymondham defend the near post the ball played back to the taker the 2nd ball in headed clear. 

Emma Chambers winning the ball for Wymondham

Fakenham make a change bringing of Sophie Anderson send on Maddie Smith the change seeing Wright move forwards into a midfield role. Fakenham bring the ball forwards Wright in possession on to Woods moving left her pass on for Sands on the left wing reaching the top of the area whips the cross into the box, Mary North heading clear at the near post for Wymondham. Danskanen wins Fakenham a throw attacking down the right wing the ball put into Wright is fired into the area, a mis-cue from Watson as she goes to kick the ball to safety misses, turns to see the ball race harmlessly wide across her goal. 

GOAL!  The momentum remains with the home side pushing bodies forwards Wright with a great crossfield pass picking out Woods on the move down the left wing in behind the full back reaching the box strikes the ball her rising shot flying towards goal smashes against the crossbar dropping down into play Watson attempts to catch in with King rushing in the keeper loses it and it drops over the line 1-1.

Wymondham make a change Amy Burton coming on for Emily Anderson. Fakenham pressing the ball well attacking the ball with Sands 25 yards out left side releases a shot looks to be heading well over as she connects but dips very late threatening to drop under the crossbar Watson on her line with a very good claim. 

Wymondham’s Gemma Perry

Wymondham look to get the ball forwards into their attackers, out left side Stone wins a corner the ball into the area a good one defended at the near post is cleared out towards the top of the box, met by Eleanor Norton she hits the shot back on the low ball getting through the crowd races wide of the post. A competitive contest especially in the middle of the park, Fakenham having runners willing to go whenever the ball is in their possession. 

Wymondham’s Eleanor Norton with Fakenham’s Natalie Wright

Smith on the overlap on the left for Wymondham gets forwards as Laura Hammerton regains possession inside the Fakenham half her pass finding the full back her cross fired in low towards the area is cut out by Selina Goodrum for Fakenham. Woods is fouled 25 yards out a free kick to Fakenham the ball played into the area won by Chambers. Watson soon after claiming at her near post as Sands whips in the cross from the right.

GOAL! Fakenham turn the game around having come back from a goal down now take the ur pushing the lead with 5 minutes left to play in the 1st half. Pushing forwards the home side have Woods on space on the left the pass picking her out she takes the ball on before firing a great cross along the top of the area, runners coming in, Danskanen amongst them far post running onto the ball fires her shot past the keeper to bury the ball into the back of the net 2-1.

Wymondham look for a quick response getting the ball out to Norton out wide left she plays the ball into Sally Hammerton positioned at the top of the area, looking to let the ball run across her body and turn onto the shot is closely marked by Townsend the defender blocking to strike as Hammerton goes to shoot the ball spinning away wide for the throw on the right. Norton with more good work on the left taking her marker on and getting the cross in towards the near post, Easter with a good claim.

Sam King getting hold of the ball for Fakenham Town Ladies

 Fakenham continue to press well players attacking the back four pushing the Wymondham defence deeper making it harder for the visitors to get the ball forwards with sufficient numbers to attack when they regain possession. Codman with the ball into the box looking for King cut out by North her clearance cleared by Laura Hammerton before Woods can race onto it 25 yards out. From a throw in deep on the left Codman with the ball whips a vicious ball through the Wymondham six yard box Danskanen arriving far post under challenge from Smith can’t get anything on the ball to deflect it towards goal.

 Almost a moment of magic from Woods as the ball comes into her from the midfield position in a central position just inside the Wymondham box brings the ball down on her chest flicks it up with her right foot the spinning strikes the ball on her volley with her left the ball whipped in towards goal curling wide of the right post. Great combination play between Wright, Danskanen and King on the right side the cross fired into the box cleared by Chambers.

Half-time Fakenham Town Ladies 2-1 Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves

  An entertaining 1st half at Clipbush Park, Fakenham Town Ladies doing well coming back from conceding an early goal to lead 2-1. Pushing the Wymondham defence deeper with players pushing forwards and limiting chances up the other end. Wymondham not managing to do the same up the other end giving the Fakenham defence time to get into position.

The sun getting lower in the sky the temperature dropping rapidly very chilly now the action resuming with Wymondham kicking off the 2nd half. Intent from the visitors straight away the ball with Sally Hammerton wide right plays the pass in towards the top of the area with Collins breaking forwards from midfield, Townsend stabbing a foot in to take the ball away from her, Norton arriving connects with the cleared ball fires her shot in low wide across the Fakenham goal. 

Wymondham captain, Laura Hammerton evades the challenge from Sian Sands as she brings the ball forwards

Receiving the ball from a throw on the left Laura Hammerton takes on the shot from all of 30 yards out her effort flying wide of the target. A strong start to the 2nd half from Wymondham who stayed out on the pitch during half time Fakenham a little slow to get going. Wymondham getting players forwards from midfield to support the attackers, Laura Hammerton and Collins both making good runs.

GOAL! It’s one of these runs that brings about the equalising goal, Laura Hammerton bursting forwards with the ball goes on with her run as the pass finds Sally Hammerton on the right wing she plays the ball forwards on for the midfielder breaking into the box right side she squares the ball across the six yard box for Norton running in with her the no 9 firing the ball home to make it 2-2. 

Wymondham’s Eleanor Norton

A change for Wymondham after the goal with Emily Bullett coming on to replace Perry at right back. Fakenham come forwards King running in behind on the right side taking the ball down the line sends the cross in angling towards goal, Watson at her near post take it cleanly. Fakenham keep possession around the Wymondham box eventually winning a corner right side the ball is headed away at the near post dropping to Codman outside the area looks to drag the ball between her legs make room for a shot but closed down gives away the foul. 

Wymondham’s Laura Hammerton is fouled as she attempts to hold on the ball on the edge of the area from a throw in. Taking the set-piece herself Hammerton strikes the ball well aiming it low in towards the near post Fakenham have plenty of bodies there the ball skimming off the post however as it is cleared for the corner kick.

GOAL! Collins taking the corner on the left sees her 1st attempt in towards the near post headed behind for another corner the 2nd attempt put into the same area sliced behind for a 3rd corner. From this Wymondham retake the lead the delivery going further towards the top of the area Danskanen getting up highest to head the ball her effort turned towards her own goal, wide of Easter nothing she can do except watch it land in the back of her net unfortunate from the home side Wymondham having started the 2nd half well lead 2-3.

The response is quick in coming from falling a goal behind as it has been from both sides so far in the match, Wright playing the ball into Woods moving clear into space left side a touch inside before sending a 25 yard shot curling in towards goal, aiming top corner the ball whistles past the wrong side of the post. 

A high ball played in towards the Wymondham area by Fakenham the visitors struggle to get it away dropping for Woods central 20 yards out her shot is deflected wide for a corner kick on the right, players coming forwards for the set-piece Wymondham clear at the near post the break is on the ball played up field into Sally Hammerton she carries it on has support through the middle from Collins giving her the ball sprints on into the box Collins playing the ball on, Easter comes out well to claim the ball before Hammerton can reach it.

 Fakenham from a throw deep on the right King linking up with Danskanen her cross fired in low into the box into Woods’ feet she lays the ball off for Wright coming in her shot his charged down by Chambers, back out to King wide right her cross back in headed away by North. 

Stone is hurt after a sliding challenge needs to come off for Wymondham, Perry returning to the action. King picking up the ball from inside the Wymondham half takes it forwards left side taking on three players before unleashing a shot her effort blocked the clearance running straight into Danskanen she sends her shot from 25 yards out over the crossbar. Fakenham make a change Anderson returning to the pitch in place of Woods. King with another run with the ball coming into the Wymondham area from the right this time doesn’t get past Chambers. 

Fakenham Town Ladies, Maddie Smith

Goodrum clears the ball for a corner after Easter makes the save with her legs on the edge of her area with Sally Hammerton running in behind the defence played through by Collins. The corner whipped in from the right is almost turned in by the keeper as it comes in near post head high getting a glove on the ball it flashes across the face of goal before being cleared. Up the other end a great starting position from Watson denies King a shooting opportunity as she is put in behind by Wright the keeper launching the ball up field.

   More good link up play between Laura and Sally Hammerton the midfielder sending the ball through the centre for the attacker to chase heading towards the box checks her run holding up the and losing her marker shapes to shot outside the box left of the D curling the ball in towards goal, is straight at Easter the goalkeeper plucking the ball out of the air. North on a free-kick for Wymondham inside the centre circle plays a great ball into the area over the defence falling left side gathered by Norton she wraps her foot around the all her cross caught by Easter at her near post. Woods returns to the pitch for Fakenham.

GOAL! King is a willing runner up top for Fakenham and when she gets into full flight a challenge has to be timed well, breaking in behind as the ball is played on towards the area right side Watson comes sliding out brings King down, concern as she goes down inside the box has a troublesome ankle the referee points to the spot a penalty kick awarded Watson shown a yellow card. Anderson comes back on for Fakenham King on her feet limping off. Sands to take the penalty a confident strike hit with plenty of pace rising Watson gets a glove on the ball but can’t stop it sailing into the top corner as Fakenham come back from behind to level for the 2nd time in the match 3-3. 

5 minutes of regular time left to play the light starting to fade. The game is a little stretched a few tired legs out there. A long clearance by Smith at the back for Fakenham has Woods running in behind, Watson does well to take the ball safely into her body as she is closed down. Townsend defends well against Norton as the attacker looks to get into the box the ball behind for the corner. Late into stoppage time the ball is played into the area from the left Fakenham successfully defend at the near post the ball behind but no time for another corner as the referee blows the final whistle.

 The points are shared the sides drawing 3-3 Fakenham coming back from behind twice to equalise a fair result over all, and entertaining game a good watch for the neutral although I was probably the only one there. An early lead for Wymondham, Fakenham responding well a strong 1st half seeing them overall the deficit to lead 2-1. Started slow 2nd half and Wymondham didn’t came back strongly themselves to get back into the game and then retake the lead only to concede a late penalty and see Fakenham level the scores.  

   Women’s Football East – Player of the Match

  These decisions never get any easier, picking today’s Women’s Football East – Player of the Match good performances all over the pitch in midfield in particular, Laura Hammerton having a good game getting hold of the ball her midfield run in the 2nd half getting Wymondham back on level terms. Also doing a great job in midfield today was Fakenham’s Natalie Wright having started at the back with some good challenges and runs her move into midfield spurred the home side on and from it the momentum turned 1st half so today’s Player of the Match goes to Natalie Wright.

My thanks to both clubs today for helping me out at short notice with the team details, a good game to watch plenty of action as is always the case in Norfolk.

The Round-Up – Essex 19/11/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 19th November

A busy Sunday across Essex with the action taking place across 4 competitions one league fixture with ties in 3 separate cup competitions.

Essex Women’s Premier Division

  In the Essex Women’s Premier Division, Hatfield Peverel Ladies picked up another 3 points away from home to take them 4 points clear at the top of the table travelling to play 5th placed Eastern Avenue. Yasmin Cowley scoring a 15 minute hat-trick in the 1st half to help Hatfield Peverel into a 4-1 lead at half-time Kerry-Anne Stimson with the other goal. Cowley scoring twice more in the 2nd half to take her goals tally to 23 from 8 appearances. Victoria King also scoring in the last 15 minutes to see Hatfield Peverel win the game 7-2. Amara Diamond and Katie Peers with the goal in either half for Eastern Avenue.

Essex Women’s League Cup

One tie in the League Cup this Sunday in the Preliminary Round an all Essex Women’s Division Two clash with Billericay Town Ladies Reserves hosting league leaders Hullbridge Sports Ladies. A narrow 1-0 lead for the visitors in the 1st half a busy 2nd half saw a further 5 goals scored, Joanne Burgoyne and Giulia Francesconi both scoring for Billericay, Hullbridge Sports went on to score 3 more to win the game 4-2 with Christina Fragnito, Karley Hunt, Megan Marney and Broghan Kelly all getting a goal.

Essex Women’s County Cup

3 ties in the 3rd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup to decide the final 3 spots available in the quarter final draw with, holders C&K Basildon Ladies, Billericay Town Ladies, Writtle Ladies and Brentwood Town Ladies already there receiving a bye to this stage of the competition. Colchester Town Ladies too who have since unfortunately folded.

Harlow Town Ladies match at home to Essex Women’s Premier Division side Lawford Ladies was postponed.

  Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies from ERWFL Division One South were at home in the 3rd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup taking on Premier Division side Chelmsford City Ladies both sides in excellent form. It was the higher league side that came out on top to reach the quarter finals, goals from Sophie Dowman, Georgia Fraser and Eloise Ives seeing Little Thurrock Dynamos win 3-0.

  Essex Women’s Premier Division side Corringham Cosmos were hosting Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies from Division One new to the league this season. Corringham Cosmos with a strong 1st ha;f performance to lead 4-0 went on to win the tie 6-1 to reach the quarter finals. Chloe Sames netting a hat-trick. Rebecca Gallagher getting a brace along with one for Rachel Fleming the goalscorers.

Essex Women’s Trophy

A new format to the Essex Women’s Trophy this season with the sides knocked out of the 1st 2 rounds of the County Cup entering the competition. 7 ties in the 1st Round with Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves receiving a bye to the quarter finals.

Frontiers Ladies won the competition last season were drawn away to local rivals Harlow Town Ladies Reserves in the 1st Round of the Trophy. Leading 1-0 at half-time Frontiers went on to win the tie 3-1 in the 2nd half with Kay Foy, Emma Parker and Sharon Ferguson scoring the goals. Harlow’s goal coming through an unfortunate own goal from Frontiers.

   ERWFL Division One North side, Silver End United Ladies were hosting Essex Women’s Division Two side Southend United Ladies in the 1st Round of the Trophy. Goals from Stephanie A’Len and Megan Jiggins seeing the higher league side progress into the quarter finals.

 Extra-time was needed to separate Walden Ladies and Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies as the side met in the 1st Round of the Trophy, Walden in Division Two holding their Premier Division opponents 1-1 after 90 minutes Samantha Sunday scoring Walden’s goal. Jo Smeaton scoring for Beacon Hill Rovers she was to find the back of the net again in extra-time to send her side into the quarter finals.

   Also progressing to the quarter finals of the Essex Women’s Trophy are Collier Row Tigers, winning at home to fellow Premier Division side Chigwell Ladies. Lauren Bunton, Sarah Finch and Emma Harrison all scoring 2 goals each for the hosts with Daisy Chapman getting one goal in a 7-1 win. Victoria Parker scoring for Chigwell.

   A close contest between Leigh Ramblers Ladies and Hutton Ladies with the Essex Women’s Division Two side narrowly beaten by their higher league opponents, the ERWFL Division One South side progressing to the quarter finals with a 3-2 win. Hayley Critchell, Kaitlin Sugg and Laura Allen scoring their goals. Rebecca Dalgarno and Katherine Newton scoring for Leigh Ramblers.

In the final tie to bring you from the 1st Round of the Essex Women’s Trophy it was an all Essex Women’s Division Two clash with Rayleigh Town Ladies hosting Alresford Colne Rangers. Isabelle Wallings captaining Rayleigh Town taking her goals tally to 23 for the season with a brace on Sunday. Holly Gash also scoring for Rayleigh Town to see them advance to the quarter finals courtesy of a 3-1 win. Jasmine Warner with the goal for Alresford. 

Hutton Ladies Reserves home match against Waltham Forest Ladies was postponed.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 19/11/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 19th November

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division One, league leaders St Albans Ladies dropped their 1st points of the season, as opponents Houghton Athletic Ladies got their 1st point on the board. St Albans at home twice coming from behind to draw the game 2-2 to retain their long unbeaten record in the league. Houghton Athletic playing just their 3rd league game scoring through Ciara Craig and Emily Wilson. St Albans levelling the scores twice in the final 12 minutes through goals from Chloe Reeves and Sophie Lawrence.

  The points were also shared between Sharnbrook WFC and Garston Ladies in Division One, drawing 1-1, Emma Butler scoring the goal for hosts Sharnbrook, Jane Hales finding the back of the net for Garston Ladies.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

A comfortable result at home for Garston Ladies 2nd XI at home on Sunday sees the league leaders in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two go 3 points clear at the top of the table. Hosting bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues both Charley Kelsey and Maxine Hotz scored 2 goals each. Leah Crockett, Charlotte Dormer and Holly Jury were also on target in a 7-0 win making it 5 wins from 5 for Garston at the start of the season.

Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires move back up to 4th in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two table with an away win at Hitchin Town Ladies on Sunday, the hosts scoring twice with Emma Chaffey getting both goals, Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires doubled that tally to claim the 3 points with Chemise Huitson scoring a brace, Mandy Mercer and Ellie Burke also scoring the final score 4-2.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

 A good weekend for the chasing sides in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three as the leading pair were both beaten. Welwyn Pegasus Azures 100% winning start to the season coming to an end away to Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets who climb up to 3rd in the table with their 4th win of the season. Grace Woodman giving Woburn & Wavendon the lead in the 35th minute. Janiece Allen levelling the scores within a minute of the 2nd half starting. Emily Saunders scoring what would prove to be the winning goal with 20 minutes left to play for Woburn & Wavendon.

Bedford Ladies Development had taken over top spot from Welwyn Pegasus Azures the previous weekend were on the road this Sunday playing Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies. Jessica Bunnage scored early in the game to give Bedford the lead. Wheathamstead Wanderers came back to level the scores then go on to win the match 2-1, Sophia Pidgeon with both strikes back amongst the goals the win moving Wheathamstead into 4th position also on 12 points with 3rd placed Woburn & Wavendon however they have games in hand on all the sides above them with the gap to the leaders 5 points.

In the other match played in Division Three the winning margin was also 2-1 this time however to the away side with Shefford Town & Campton Ladies travelling to play Bedwell Rangers Ladies on Sunday. Jessica Sullivan scoring in the 8th minute for Bedwell Rangers, Shefford Town & Campton coming back to win the 3 points Sarah King and Michelle Smith with the goals.

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

Two ties outstanding from last weekend in the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup 2nd Round due to Stevenage Ladies and Royston Town Ladies involvement in the FA Women’s Cup. Current holders FAWPL South East Division One side, Stevenage Ladies were away in the 2nd Round taking on Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two side, Evergreen Eagles. In good form with a 4 league gap between the sides Stevenage progressed to the quarter finals with a large winning margin. Captain Donna McGuigan top scoring in the game with 5 goals. Amy Josland scoring a hat-trick there were braces for both Rebecca Scola and Katherine Long with Leah Littlechild and Amy Makewell both getting a goal each in a 14-0 win.

   ERWFL Premier Division side, Royston Town Ladies were at home in the 2nd Round of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup taking on Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side, Sherrardswood Ladies. Paris Coldicott-Stevens scoring twice for the hosts there were goals too for Francesca Smithers, Rebekah Fisk, Hayley Graham and Becky Shephard in a 6-0 win for Royston Town.

   That sees the quarter finals of the Hertfordshire Women County Cup look as follows:- 

Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies v Stevenage Ladies

Hitchin Belles v Royston Town Ladies

Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies v Colney Heath Ladies

Evergreen Ladies v St Albans Ladies

  these ties will be played over 3 Sundays the 3rd through to the 17th December

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 19/11/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 19th November

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

3 games played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday and they saw a whopping 31 goals scored between them! League leaders Netherton United Ladies continued their 100% winning start to the season making it 7 wins from 7 to go 9 points clear at the top of the table. At home to bottom side Park Ladies. Leading 6-2 at half-time Netherton went on to reach double figures in the 2nd half winning 10-2. 4 players all claiming 2 goals each, Jenna Nairn, Alice MacNichol, Sasha Haw and Georgina Parrett. Emily Johnson and Anna Hatcher also getting a goal each.

   St Ives Town Ladies move into 2nd spot in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership with a 4th league win on to 12 points with 2 games in hand on leaders Netherton. St Ives Town were on the road playing Cambridge University Women and brought the 3 points back with them with a massive winning score. Youngster Katherine Speed top scoring in the game with 4 goals, 3 players celebrated hat-tricks, Amy Seymour-Shove, Georgia and Katie Stancombe. With Sasha Smith and Megan Stow both starting on the bench getting on to score a goal each in a 15-0 win.

4th placed March Town United Ladies are now 4 games unbeaten in league and cup at home to ICA Sports Ladies at the weekend. Shannon Shaw moving onto 9 goals for the season with a brace for March Town United. The points shared as ICA Sports scored twice at the other end, Becky Shields and Claire Knibbs the scorers the point lifting ICA Sports up a place into 5th.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

Ketton Ladies go 3 points clear at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North with a good win over previous leaders Wisbech Town Ladies on Sunday, the sides level on points Ketton travelled to Wisbech having been beaten by them twice this season in the league and cup. A different story this time around Wisbech Town created chances however it was Ketton who converted their’s leading 3-0 at half-time doubled the lead in the 2nd half going on to win 6-1, Leah Hall with a late goal for Wisbech Town. Fran Kavanagh scoring a hat-trick for Ketton, with Estelle Bonnamour getting a brace the other goal scored by Emma Ward.

Wisbech Town Ladies slip to 3rd in the Championship North table as local rivals Wisbech St Mary Ladies move above them into 2nd the only unbeaten side in the league with 4 wins and a draw from their 5 matches played. At home to bottom side Orton Rangers Ladies on Sunday. Eilish Brown scoring a hat-trick in the match. Abi Roach-Smith grabbing a brace, there were goals too for Megan Radcliffe, Ellie Nobbs and Ellena Bennington in an 8-1 victory.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

Two games played in the Cambridgeshire Championship South this Sunday the top two not in action it was a good weekend all round for St Ives Town Ladies as their new Development side made it 3 wins from 3 at the start of the season to move into 3rd spot in the table. Away to Cambridge Rangers, the sides goalless at half-time St Ives Town went on to open the scoring on the hour Connie Liddiard making it 1-0. 5 minutes later the lead was doubled Emilee Steel getting the goal. Captain Georgia Rebane making it 3-0 with 15 minutes left to play to see the 3 points won.

Isleham United Ladies also climb the Championship South table after the weekends results moving up from 6th to 4th winning the 3 points at home to Burwell Tigers. Amy Ellis, Shona Kelly, Laura Todd, Nicole bailey and Annabelle Marsh all finding the back of the net in a 5-1 win. Vicky Murrell with the goal for Burwell Tigers.