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The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 18/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th February

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

 Semi-finals weekend in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup this Sunday. Luton Town Ladies dominating the competition in recent season’s were at home taking on local rivals AFC Dunstable Ladies. A league between the sides Luton Town had already knocked Dunstable out of the FA Women’s Cup earlier in the season 4-0 then it was much tighter this time around. 0-0 at the break Luton Town took the lead in the 2nd half Nicola Henman’s cross turned into the back of the opposition net for an own goal. 1-0 soon became 2-0 as Luton Town were awarded a penalty Zara Carroll stepping up to score from the spot. Samaira Khan pulling it back to 2-1 with 10 minutes left gave the visitors hope of getting back into the game, Luton Town held out to reach the final once again.

  Luton Town Ladies opponents in the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup Final will be Bedford Ladies. The ERWFL Premier Division side coming out on top against Houghton Athletic Ladies from Beds & Herts Women’s Division One. Bedford progressing courtesy of a 4-0 win in the finish with 4 different names in the scoresheet with a goal, Olivia-Rose Cunningham, Carissa Kaczorowski, Eden Kibron and Zoe Molloy. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

A good weekend for Beds & Herts Women’s Division One leaders St Albans Ladies and that was without kicking a ball as their closest rivals 2nd placed Northwood Ladies lost for the 3rd time this season away to Garston Ladies who themselves won for just the 3rd time this season. The home side winning the match 3-2 thanks to a last minute free-kick. Garston winning the match despite Northwood scoring twice in the last 20 minutes through Danielle Taylor and Leanne Jones. 

  For the 2nd successive Sunday, Flitwick Ladies earned a point another good result away from home this time up against Sharnbrook WFC. The game finishing 0-0 to sides sharing the points Flitwick with 6 games left to play will look to build on their recent performances to try and get their 1st league win of the season. Sharnbrook remain in 4th place in the table have 5 left to play.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

New leaders in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two as, Welwyn Pegasus Ladies move into top spot ahead of Garston Ladies 2nd XI who saw their match at home at the weekend postponed. Welwyn Pegasus were at home to 3rd placed Royston Town Ladies Development who themselves could have gone top of the table with a win. A competitive tussle the sides sharing 10 goals between them. A hat-trick for Becky Shephard for Royston Town, along with a goal for Megan Evers, 4 goals weren’t enough however to take anything from the game as the hosts found the back of their net for 6 goals. Top scorer Chemise Huitson scoring 5 goals in the match to move onto 17 for the season. Georgina Harvey getting the other goal to ensure the 3 points were won. Remains very tight at the top of the Division Two table. 

  Hitchin Town Ladies moving right back up onto the tails of the top 3 as they won the Hitchin derby away to Hitchin Belles on Sunday. A close 1st half seeing the sides drawing 0-0 at the break it was Hitchin Belles who opening the scoring a minute into the 2nd half Katie White with the goal. On the hour Hitchin Town equalised, Emma Chaffey putting the ball home after a Jessica McNamara effort came back off the post. McNamara herself then scored to give the visitors the lead with 20 minutes left to play. Dani Friel extending the lead to 3-1 with a goal inside the last 10 minutes. Late hope for Hitchin Belles of rescuing a point a White struck again to reduce the deficit to 2-3 Hitchin Town holding on for the 3 points. Just 4 points between the top 4 in the table.

In 5th place in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two table Letchworth Garden City Eagles won for the 5th time this season away to bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues on Sunday. A 2-0 win seeing the 3 points go to the away side.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Also very tight at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three as Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies win their 3rd straight league match to move level on points with Bedford Ladies Development on Sunday, 4 wins if you include the cup. Wheathamstead were away to Evergreen Ladies, Sophia Pidgeon moving onto 32 goals for the season as she found the back of the net for 5 goals in a 6-1 victory. Mary Quest also a goal for the visitors her 1st for Wheathamstead. A first goal too for Bianca Contonicola for Evergreen Ladies.

   2 points dropped for leaders Bedford Ladies Development as they had to settle for a share of the points away to 4th placed Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets on Sunday. 0-0 at half-time, Bedford captain Jessica Bunnage scored early in the 2nd half to give the visitors the lead her 16th of the season. Charlotte Demmon equalising for Woburn & Wavendon midway through the half with her 7th goal of the season.

   Was also a draw between Shefford Town & Campton Ladies in 5th at home to bottom side Potters Bar United Ladies on Sunday. 2-2 the final score Mandy Morgan with both goals for Potters Bar United who are the first side this season to play out their league fixtures. A tough season some close defeats early on no points on the board ended strongly earning 5 of their 6 points in their last 3 matches a positive end to their season.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 18/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th February

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

 Two matches played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup on Sunday, Cambridge United WFC beginning the defence of their trophy away to Wisbech St Mary Ladies in the quarter finals. 4 leagues between the sides it was going to be a tough test for the side from the Championship North despite their impressive form this season. Cambridge starting the game well scoring at regular intervals progressed with a double figure win. Laura Baker and Faith Hewitt both scoring a hat-trick in the tie. Captain Laura Bright and midfielder Charlotte Crisp both getting a brace with a goal each for Carolyn Sarafian and Teonie Peyton for the FAWPL South East Division One side.

 In the other quarter final played on Sunday it was an all ERWFL clash with Cambridge City Ladies 2nd in the Premier Division at home to Histon Ladies sitting in mid-table in Division One North. Cambridge City starting well taking the lead after just 17 seconds!. Histon coming close to levelling the scores Cambridge City finished the 1st half strongly scoring 3 goals in the closing minutes to have a 4-0 lead. Extended the advantage early in the 2nd half adding further goals on the hour and final 2 minutes to win comfortably in the end 7-0. Bella Simmons getting a hat-trick. There were goals too for Charlotte Gillies, Carla Penny and Bronte Rapley.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

 Not every weekend you win 6 points but that is exactly what Cambridge City Ladies Development did as they played a double header at home to Park Ladies on Sunday as fixture congestion starts to bite. Ellie Cullum scoring 4 goals in the 1st game with Rachel Pearce also on target in a 5-1 win. 

  Onto the 2nd game and it was a case of deja vu with the scoreline as Cambridge City ran out 5-1 winners once more. Cullum getting a brace this time around. Amy Ozakpinar, Erin Fox and Rachel Littlewood were also on target with a goal each in the match the 6 point haul putting them back up to 4th in the Premiership table.

   Also in the Premiership on Sunday it was a much welcomed home win for March Town United Ladies against Cambridge University Women on Sunday. Leading 2-0 at half-time, March Town United went on to win the game 4-1 to claim all 3 points their 3rd league win of the season. Shannon Shaw netting a brace  with a goal each for Emma Searle and Adele Munday. Hannah Short scoring in the final 15 minutes for Cambridge University who remain 2nd bottom.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

  Two matches played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North on Sunday leaders Ketton Ladies back in league action for the 1st time in a month opening up a 5 point lead at the top of the table once more with a win away to bottom side Orton Rangers Ladies. Fran Kavanagh getting herself a 5 goal haul in the match moving her onto 31 goals for the season. Sascha Smith also scoring a brace with Claire Lawrenson also on target for her 10th goal of the season in an 8-1 win.

    Riverside Ladies entering the league late made it 3 wins from 3 as they won away to Spalding United Ladies on Sunday the 5th place side’s goalscorers Roneta Mardosaite and Samantha Woodham with Dionne Lawton scoring from the penalty spot. 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

  The Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup also began this Sunday with 2 fixtures played, Championship South side St Ives Town Ladies Development at home to last season’s beaten finalists Wisbech Town Ladies. The visitors progressing with a 4-1 victory, Faye Kowalewsky scoring twice in the match their were goals too for Josie Turner and Sophie Gutteridge for Wisbech Town.

   Also progressing in the Junior Invitation Cup are Championship South side Isleham United Ladies at home on Sunday to fellow league side Burwell Tigers Ladies. Both Amy Ellis and Lily Turner scoring a brace, with a goal each too for Annabelle Marsh and Olivia Caffarelli in a 6-1 win. Vicky Murrell getting the goal for Burwell Tigers.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 18/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th February

Suffolk Women’s County Cup

Quarter finals weekend in the Suffolk Women’s County Cup 8 sides vying for a place in the last 4 of the competition. Holders, Ipswich Town Ladies the favourites to retain the trophy were drawn at home to Bungay Town Ladies at the time leading the way across the border in Norfolk Women’s Division One. A big test for the side two leagues below Ipswich, the hosts getting off to the perfect start Jordan Arnoup giving them the lead in the opening minute from a free-kick. Ipswich were 2-0 up inside 3 minutes as captain Amanda Crump scored to double the lead. A strong 1st half from Ipswich dominating play Sophie Welton making it 3-0 before Crump added her 2nd of the match Zoe Cossey also on target to give Ipswich a 5-0 half-time lead. Not quite so clinical in the 2nd half Miagh Downey increasing the lead on the hour mark, Emily Leach getting on the score sheet for Bungay Town with 15 minutes left, Cossey scoring her 2nd of the game late on seeing Ipswich Town reach the semi-finals with a 7-1 win.

  An all ERWFL quarter final in the quarter finals of the Suffolk Women’s County Cup saw Premier Division side AFC Sudbury Ladies at home to Ipswich Town Ladies Development from Division One North. It was goalless after the 1st 45 minutes, AFC Sudbury going on to score twice in the 2nd half to reach the last 4, Mia Etheridge and Semma Halil with the goals in a 2-0 victory.

   ERWFL Division One North side Ipswich Wanderers Ladies were away in the quarter finals of the Suffolk Women’s County Cup taking on Newmarket Town Ladies playing a league below. Newmarket Town would fancy their chances having knocked two Division One North sides out of the FA Women’s Cup earlier in the season. Got off to a good start too as Abbi Griffin scored in the 24th minute to put the hosts into the lead. Ipswich Wanderers found a levelling goal on the half hour and very quickly after scored again to get there noses in front to lead 2-1 at half-time. Newmarket Town fought back well in the 2nd half Chloe Slater with the strike to put them back on level terms in the 56th minute. Went 3-2 up in the 65th minute thanks to a goal from Sarah O’Rourke. Ipswich Wanderers coming back again with a late late leveller to make it 3-3 and force the tie into a penalty shootout. Tanya McKew netting twice in the game along with a goal for Megan Strickland. Heartbreak for Newmarket Town in the shootout jubilation for Ipswich Wanderers as they booked their place in the semi-finals winning 6-5.

In the last of the 4 quarter final it was an all Suffolk Women’s Division clash in the County Cup between Leiston St Margarets Ladies at home to Brantham Athletic Ladies on Sunday. Leiston St Margarets in good form recently with 3 straight league wins up against 2nd placed Brantham Athletic who themselves haven’t lost in 3. Hot off scoring 7 goals the week before in the league Michelle Stanborough was at it again on Sunday scoring 4 of Leiston St Margarets 5 goals as they reached the last 4 of the competition with a 5-2 win, Brianna Norcott also scoring in the match for Leiston St Margarets.

Suffolk Women’s Division 

One league match played at the weekend and for the 2nd successive Sunday the points were shared between 3rd placed Bacton United Ladies and leaders East Bergholt United Ladies. Bacton United at home this time both sides scoring in the 1st half drawing the match 1-1. Jessica Clark with the goal for East Bergholt United. The lead at the top 5 points East Bergholt United still undefeated.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 18/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th February

Norfolk Women’s Division One

With league leaders Bungay Town Ladies involved in the County Cup this weekend Sprowston Ladies level on points with them in 2nd place took full advantage to go back into the lead in Norfolk Women’s Division One on Sunday were away taking on North Walsham Angels Ladies. A brace from Victoria Leyer scoring goals in her 4th consecutive league match saw Sprowston leading 2-0 at half-time. North Walsham played well 2nd half creating chances to reduce the deficit just couldn’t get the goal they desired Sprowston getting the win and move 3 points clear at the top of the table. 

Stalham Town Ladies also move up the Norfolk Women’s Division One table in a tightly congested mid-table up to 3rd position with their 4th league win of the season. Away from home taking on bottom side Long Stratton Ladies this Sunday. The bare 11 for Long Stratton they held Stalham Town off in the 1st half the sides drawing 0-0. Stalham Town getting the better of the 2nd half taking the lead went onto to win the game 3-0.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

Two games in Norfolk Women’s Division Two this Sunday and with leaders FC Sprowston Ladies not in action it was a chance for 2nd placed Beccles Town Ladies to close the gap at the top as they played away from home in a local derby with Kirkley & Pakefield FC Ladies the sides playing out a goalless 1st half a single goal in the 2nd half enough to see all 3 points won, Beccles Town moving to within 3 points of FC Sprowston thanks to another goal from Lucy Robbens her 15th of the season.

Bure Valley Wildcats Ladies had dropped as low as 7th in the Norfolk Women’s Division Two table, since then 2 successive wins have seen them climb up to 4th in the table the latest coming this Sunday away to Gorleston Rangers Ladies. An entertaining 1st half seeing the sides share 6 goals, Bure Valley Wildcats coming out on top leading 4-2. Went on to add a further 2 goals in the 2nd half to win the game 6-3. Keira Brown opening her Bure Valley Wildcats account last weekend with a 4 goal haul scoring a hat-trick this time around. Charlie Cooper also scoring a brace for the visitors, Carrie Last with Bure Valley Wildcats other goal. Chloe Bailey, Abigail Bell and Lauren Dennis on target with a goal each for Gorleston Rangers.

The Round-Up ERWFL 18/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th February

ERWFL Division One North

A much shortened version of the ERWFL Round-Up to bring you this week but that doesn’t mean alot of games were called off just thee sides were off elsewhere taking part in their various County Cup competitions and will pop up in another Round-Up eventually… Two games were postponed however in the Premier Division so we start in ERWFL Division One North. One game played and at last Wymondham Town Ladies go top of the table was only a matter of time unless someone could end their unbeaten run in the league that wasn’t to be this Sunday at home to Cambridge United WFC Reserves.

Wasn’t the best of starts to the game however for Wymondham as striker Nadine Basson was forced off injured a real concern as she has suffered long term knee injuries in the past. Hoping the damage isn’t too serious and I’ve already spoken to her extend my wishes here too for a speedy recovery. Wymondham have plenty of goals in their side without one of their strikers and top scorer Laura Nicholls kept up her fine goal scoring form opening the scoring in the 15th minute, 1-0 was son 2-0 Brooke Cheal with the shot to score for the hosts. Five minutes before the break Wymondham were leading 3-0 with Nicholls moving scoring again to move onto 35 for the season. 

  Kayleigh Holloway getting on the scoresheet early in the 2nd half extended Wymondham’s lead further. Cambridge pulled it back to 4-1 in the 53rd minute captain Ebony Rule with the strike from distance. Vice-captain Leah Newcombe getting a goal on the hour to make it 5-1 to Wymondham, Kristen Hummel also scoring for the home side in a 6-1 win to take them top.

ERWFL Division One South

 One game played in ERWFL Division One South this weekend too with leaders Stevenage Ladies Reserves looking to bounce back from suffering their 1st defeat of the season away to Hutton Ladies on the road again this time too Bishops Stortford Ladies. In the end running out comfortable winners with Daniela Martucci scoring a brace in the match their were goals too for Rebecca Brooker, Emily Scofield, Hannah Marshall and substitute Mary Lisle an own goal completing a 7-1 win to move Stevenage 12 points clear at the to. Brogan McHale with the goal for Bishops Stortford.

The Round-Up – FAWPL 18/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th February

FA Women’s Cup

 5th Round weekend in this season’s FA Women’s Cup 4 sides from the Southern Division left in the competition flying the flag for the FAWPL along with Northern Division side Leicester City Women away to FAWSL 2 side Durham FC Women. At least one Southern Division side would progress the the quarter finals with Charlton Athletic Women drawn away to Cardiff City Ladies whilst their were plum home draws for Sussex sides Chichester City Ladies and Lewes FC Women at home to the Merseyside giants Liverpool and Everton Ladies on Sunday a good crowd for both games too 1300 at Chichester City whilst at The Dripping Pan 975 turned out to watch Lewes take on Everton.

   In the 8th minute Chaney Boye-Hlaorkah struck to give Everton an early lead going on to score a 1st half hat-trick before being forced off with injury at half-time. Chloe Kelly also getting a goal in the 1st half to see Everton Ladies in control of the tie with a 4-0 lead. Lewes worked hard but could find no reply 2nd half Everton captain Danielle Turner extending the visitors lead in the 69th minute. The final score 6-0 with Megan Finnigan heading home from a corner in the final minute.

Chichester City kept their opponents from scoring for half an hour before Rinsola Babajide struck on 34 minutes to give the WSL 1 side the lead her 1st goal for the club since joining from Watford Ladies. 5 minutes later Ashley Hodson struck to double Liverpool’s lead. 2-0 at half-time Bethany England was on hand to put home the rebound from Caroline Weirs shot in the 47th minute to make it 3-0. Sadie Wilson-Blakely with some excellent saves to keep Liverpool from adding to their tally going through to the quarter finals with a 3-0 win.

Charlton Athletic Women travelled to Wales to take on Cardiff City Ladies in the FA Women’s Cup 5th Round, 2nd in the Southern Division were leading on 23 minutes Kit Graham scoring the goal. 6 minutes later Graham with her 2nd of the game doubled the visitors advantage then just 3 minutes later Charlotte Gurr found the back of the net to make it 3-0. That the half-time lead Cardiff came back into the game getting a goal back 10 minutes into the 2nd half, striking the crossbar, Charlton goalkeeper, Katie Startup with an excellent save to kept the score down to 3-1 whist chances came and went in the 2nd half. Charlton progressing the only FAWPL side left now into the last 8 with Arsenal Women, Chelsea Ladies, Manchester City Women, Sunderland AFC Ladies and Durham FC Women all progressing.

  The draw was make for the FA Women’s quarter-finals Monday morning live on radio the quarter finals scheduled to be played Sunday 18th March and are as follows:-

Sunderland AFC Ladies v Manchester City Women

Liverpool Ladies v Chelsea Ladies

Arsenal Women v Charlton Athletic Women

Durham FC Women v Everton Ladies 

FAWPL South East Division One

No action in the FAWPL Southern Division this Sunday their were 3 games played in South East Division One. League leaders AFC Wimbledon Ladies were playing their last home match of the season against Norwich City Ladies. A tough test for the Norfolk side currently 2nd bottom in the table got off to a terrible start to an unfortunate own goal in the 3rd minute was quickly followed up by a goal for Wimbledon’s Laura Quinn-Low to make it 2-0 inside the 1st 5 minutes! Rebecca Sargent making it 3-0 to Wimbledon in the 15 minute. Norwich pulled it back to 3-1 with a strike from Aimee Durrant before a goal from Georgia Heasman saw the hosts into a 4-1 on the half hour. That the half-time score Katie Stanley scored early in the 2nd half to make it 5-1, Norwich with a quick reply from Jodie Drake scoring to make it 5-2. Caroline Bisson was introduced from the bench making her mark straight away to make it 6-2. Stanley with her 2nd of the game in the 70th minute Heasman rounding off an 8-2 win with a goal in the final couple of minutes. An 11 point lead at the top of the table now for Wimbledon who have 6 away games to play.

Actonians Ladies were final back in league action having not played in the South East Division One since the opening Sunday of 2018. Haven’t won since the 15 October having dropped down the table after a promising start. At home this Sunday to Enfield Town Ladies who they’d drawn with on that Sunday in January had a good 1st half the hosts leading 3-0 Carla Williams scoring a brace on 20 and 44 minutes with Alessandra Barreca getting a goal in between. Nuala McKevitt pulled a goal back for Enfield an hour into the game Actonians restoring their 3 goal lead quickly with Barreca getting her 2nd of the game. Lisa Kline getting it back to 4-2 for Enfield with 20 minutes left Actonians getting the 3 points with a 4-2 win.

 Plenty of goals at home for Stevenage Ladies as they won comfortably at home against bottom side Haringey Borough Women on Sunday, 3 players grabbing themselves a hat-trick along the way, Nicole Emmings, Paige Logie and Amy Makewell, there was a goal to for Ellie Searle in a double figure win 10-0. Stevenage have games in hand on the sides above them and well clear of the bottom might fancy their chances of clinching a top half finish. 15 defeats now for Haringey at the bottom enduring a difficult season playing at a higher level having lost a few key players in close season a learning curve but will can only stick together will be stronger for it.

Match Report – Silver End United Ladies v Frontiers Ladies

Sunday 18th February

 A trip to Essex today to watch a game from the Essex Women’s Trophy. At the semi-finals stage as Silver End United Ladies host Frontiers Ladies the current holders looking to defend the trophy.

   A new look for the Essex Women’s Trophy this season run by the Essex FA with the sides knocked out of the early rounds in the County Cup going on to contest the Trophy. 

  Silver End United Ladies play their football in the ERWFL Northern Division a tough season league wise struggling for form and numbers plus injuries earlier on in the season sit bottom of the table. Recent results have improved with progression in the Essex Women’s Trophy seeing the side with an opportunity to reach a final and challenge for silverware.

  Frontiers Ladies are into their 2nd season since being formed in 2016 the Harlow based side winning the Essex Women’s Division One title at the 1st attempt going unbeaten dropping just 2 points along the way. A double last season too as they won the Essex Women’s Trophy in its old format. Have started this season strongly too laying 2nd in the Essex Women’s Premier Division still yet to be beaten in the league games in hand on leaders Hatfield Peverel Ladies.

   In terms of the women’s football pyramid there is just one place between the sides going into today’s semi-final clash. Both sides entering the Trophy in the 1st Round, Silver End United Ladies were at home to Essex Women’s Division One side Southend United Ladies progressing into the quarter finals with a 2-0 win. Drawn away to Hutton Ladies Reserves they were awarded an away win against the Premier Division side. Frontiers Ladies began their Trophy defence away from home to fellow Essex Premier Division side Harlow Town Ladies Reserves, a 3-1 win taking them into the quarter finals where they faced another Premier Division side at home this time to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies again the result 3-1 to see Frontiers progress.

  The venue for today’s semi-final Conker Park the home ground of Silver End United FC part of a larger sporting centre right in the heart of Silver End itself adjoining pitches hosting a number of youth sides aswell as the senior mens and women’s sides. Hot and cold refreshments available. The pitch for today’s match well used nice and wide, alot of rain recently it was sticky underfoot. A dry day however the sun was even out a few clouds around but no rain forecast. 

Silver End United Ladies starting XI – Hannah Streetley, Emily Bambrick, Danielle Warnes, Lindsey Cowell, Roxanne Gardner (C), Stephanie A’Len, Danielle Bragg, Rebecca Donnelly, Juliana Marques, Megan Jiggins & Angela Holden. Subs- Toni Brown, Laura Borein, Jennifer Stanhope & Georgia Bryan.

Frontiers Ladies starting XI – Rebecca Tyson, Adele Hughes, Jackie Day, Shelley Anglin-Liiv, Kelly Holsworth (C), Anna Freeman, Jill Bartholomew, Ann Anstey, Freya Anglin-Liiv, Sharon Ferguson & Kay Foy. Subs – Vikki Silvester, Poppy Bennett, Loren Delamere, Emma Best & Hayley King.

(roll on roll off substitutes)

It’s Silver End to kick-off the 1st half, wearing light blue shirts with navy blue shorts and socks with Frontiers lined up opposite wearing pink shirts and socks with black shorts. The Essex FA appointing 3 officials for the game. An early free-kick awarded to Silver End inside their own half the ball played up towards the top of the area, attacker Megan Jiggins getting her head on the ball knocks it on into the area taking a deflection off a Frontiers defender on the way a corner signalled. Silver End’s captain, Roxanne Gardner to take from the right a good delivery into the top of the area looking for Lindsey Cowell the central defender up from the back can’t quite bring the ball under control as it squirms past her across to the right Emily Bambrick running onto the ball 20 yards out goes for goal flies over the crossbar a touch from a Frontiers player sees another corner signalled. Frontiers defend the ball at the near post.

A bright start from the home sides Silver End push their attacking players forwards Juliana Marques released into space on the right gets down the line with the ball wins Silver End another corner kick, Gardner’s delivery whipped in across the face of goal turned goalwards at close range bodies around her goalkeeper Rebecca Tyson gets something on it the ball kept out as Silver End hands go up in appeal for handball, play continues the ball cleared out of the area a shot comes back in low and fast, Tyson with a good save diving to her right. 

Silver End United Ladies, Juliana Marques

The corner count is mounting for Silver End right side again the ball fired in towards the top of the area is met by a Silver End head the ball driven wide of the near post. Frontiers struggling to get any forwards momentum in the early stages Silver End pressing the ball well. A half chance comes the visitors way as Silver End goalkeeper, Hannah Streetley doesn’t get any height on the back pass rolled into her the ball running straight to Anna Freeman in a central position out she sends the diagonal ball out to the right side Freya Anglin-Liiv getting in behind the Silver End defence scuffs her shot from the edge of the area dragging the ball wide of goal. 

  Jill Bartholomew in the middle of the park for Frontiers gets onto the ball coming left the pass up the line for Kay Foy in attack, Cowell comes across to defend for Silver End. Again the same combination moments later Bartholomew up the line for Foy the attacker getting her cross in from the byline this time flashing across the face of goal, Anglin-Liiv racing in at the far post can’t quite get a touch on the ball to deflect it into the back of the net. 

  The visitors win the ball at the back Shelley Anglin-Liiv into Bartholomew the ball played up field Sharon Ferguson the target controls the high ball well bringing it down into her body with Freeman making a run forwards central the ball played into her path she strikes it from 20 yards out the low effort saved by Streetley coming out to meet her dropping low to her right getting a glove on the ball, Gardner back to kick the ball out of play.

Rebecca Donnelly with the ball on the left fro Silver End looks to take on the Frontiers defence evading a clumsy challenge gets a shot away with defenders and goalkeeper drawn to the ball past them all everyone turns expecting it to bounce into the empty net beyond, Marques is arriving at the far post as it bounces just wide unsure if she got a touch or not either way the flag is up for offside. Kelly Holsworth Frontiers captain is down in the middle after turning her ankle in a fall needs treatment but is cleared to come back on. 

Frontiers, Jackie Day with Silver End United’s Rebecca Donnelly

A good ball played over the top of the Frontiers defence by Silver End’s Stephanie A’Len looks to have sent Donnelly through on goal coming in from the left, the flag is up though against Angela Holden who was offside in the middle. Silver End with another corner right side Gardner with another good delivery into the middle of the area, Holden trying to let the ball run across her can’t get a shot away as Frontiers scramble the ball away look to clear the ball quickly up field is won back and played forwards Holden springing the offside trap this time a good starting position from Tyson sees the goalkeeper get to the ball first.

Silver End United Ladies, Roxanne Gardner

A competitive game no one given much time on the ball Ferguson looking to link up with Ann Anstey getting forwards the attack stopped by the officials flag. Ferguson looking to hold the ball up turns well 30 yards from goal plays it high into the area with Foy making the run, Streetley able to take the bouncing ball into her body before the striker can reach it. Danielle Warnes wins the ball at the back for Silver End as Ferguson controlling the ball on her chest hooks it on into the box looking for Freeman.

   A good spell from Frontiers more good hold up play by Ferguson slips the pass through for Anglin-Liiv on the right the flag up against her as she takes it on into the area. Silver End launch a rapid counter attack Gardner into Danielle Bragg the ball played forwards a vital interception from Frontiers Jackie Day at the back or the home side would have been through on goal. Jiggins gets the ball through for Holden, bearing down on the area, Day is with her as Tyson comes out of the area to clear the ball.

Frontiers Ladies, Jackie Day

GOAL! Late into the first half and the deadlock is broken comes unfortunately from an error, the game is being played at the fast tempo the ball end to end Frontiers are on the attack lose possession Silver End come forwards Holden released in behind the visitors defence left side towards the area, Tyson comes out to the edge to kick the ball away slips on the sticky surface landing on the ball, manages to recover enough to push it away from Holden but the ball comes straight into Jiggins to her left and 20 yards out wide of goal sends the ball into the empty net to make it 1-0.

   Marques with a burst of pace on the right runs onto the ball as Holden picks her out in the middle, Day comes across to defend for Frontiers putting the ball out for a throw in deep on the right form it Silver End win a corner.

 GOAL! Silver End double their lead from the set-piece have put pressure on the keeper inside her six yard box earlier on this time Gardner’s delivery is swung in close Jiggins a tall player coming towards the ball gets in front of Tyson and knocks the ball over the line for her 2nd of the game 2-0.

2 goals for Silver End United Ladies, Megan Jiggins

   More good link up play between Marques and Holden as Silver End attack down the right side the winger playing the ball inside to Holden before running on to receive the return pass, Day across just about gets there first putting it out for a corner on the right. The corner cleared Ferguson looks to get forwards for Frontiers is brought down in a central position inside the Silver End half. Holsworth over the ball, regular readers of The Round-Up will know the Frontiers captain is a threat from any set-piece presented to her, a long way out nevertheless goes for the shot, on target but Streetley has time to shuffle across her goal line and claim the ball.

Deep into 1st half injury time Silver End mount an attack Holden playing off the shoulder of the last Frontiers defender springing the offside trap, Adele Hughes getting back to slide in a win the ball on the edge of the area, knocked into the path of Donnelly she sends the ball goalwards from 20 yards out her effort bouncing wide across the face of goal.

Half-time Silver End United Ladies 2-0 Frontiers Ladies

   An entertaining 1st half played at a fast tempo, Silver End starting well, catching Frontiers a little slow out of the blocks early chances before Frontiers got into the game themselves becoming an even contest the opening goal coming from an unfortunate error at the back Silver End going on to double their lead always looked a threat from a corner. A 2-0 lead at half-time the tie far from settled.

A goalkeeper change for Frontiers at half-time Vikki Silvester replacing Tyson. The visitors getting the 2nd half underway. Start well Hughes winning the ball back puts in on for Freya Anglin-Liiv plays the ball into Freeman before getting the return ball and taking in onto the byline inside the box getting the better of her marker, sends the cross in the ball cut out and out behind by Cowell at the near post. Streetley coming into the crowd at the near post gloves the ball away for a 2nd corner. This one deeper Streetley with a confident claim in the centre of her 6 yard box. 

Frontiers, Kay Foy tries to find a way through the Silver End united defence

A throw high on the left for Silver End as they bring the ball forwards play stopped by the bane of a pitch with public access – dog mess – cleared up play resumes. Both sides take the opportunity to make an early change 2nd half, Marques coming off for Silver End, Jennifer Stanhope comes on in attack right side. Hayley King comes on for Frontiers in place of Anstey. Foy gets onto a loose ball for Frontiers up front taking it on to the byline squeezes a cross in looking for Anglin-Liiv making a run near post, Silver End have players back too successful defend. Another change for the home side, Bambrick coming off at left back Toni Brown coming on.

    The 2nd half more competitive than the 1st if anything, Frontiers working hard to try and find a reply. Offside decisions frustrating both sides but so quick is the turn around at times it’s easy to stray offside both back lines are keeping a good line too. Another change for Frontiers Holsworth still feeling her ankle injury from the 1st half coming off, Poppy Bennett coming on. 

 GOAL! Frontiers find the goal they were looking for early in the 2nd half, won at the back the ball played up into Ferguson just over halfway room to run with the ball sees the goalkeeper off her line and from 30 yards out goes to lob her, Streetley is a tall goalkeeper however the ball in up and over her before she came get back to stop it finding the back of the net 2-1 game on.

The moment Frontiers Ladies, Sharon Ferguson shoots to score and make it 2-1

Silver End look for an immediate response get forwards on the right side Stanhope playing the ball across the top of the area Jiggins sliding in for the ball as Silvester comes racing out of her goal going to ground the pair collide both injured the flag up for offside in either case, lengthy treatment for Jiggins who goes off the field to further strap up her right knee. Both striker and goalkeeper are okay to continue.

A throw on the left for Frontiers, Freeman on for Foy the striker can’t reach it before Gardner the ball cleared for a throw deep in the corner from it Frontiers win a corner before it is taken Silver End make a change, Georgia Bryan coming on for Holden goes up top. Very nearly the levelling goal from Frontiers but for a brilliant piece of goalkeeping from Streetley, the ball delivered into the six yard box near post area Ferguson with the snap shot two yards out, the ball deflected goalwards, Streetley instinctively stooping an outstretched glove into the balls path knocking it away her defence clearing the ball.

Frontiers, Adele Hughes keeps her eye on the ball

 All action Frontiers confident they can find a way back into the game push forwards risk the counter at the back Silver End ready to capitalise strong defending from both sides Cowell and Warnes for Silver End, Day covering  well for Frontiers, King gets the ball over the Silver End defence after good hold up play on the left, Foy breaking clear can’t get there before Streetley claims the ball. Offside’s continue frustrate Silver End, Jiggins making her protests known is warned once then when she throws the ball down into the ground after another call goes against her finds herself yellow carded.

Stephanie A’Len looks to get forwards for Silver End United Ladies

 Into the last 15 minutes A’Len fouled bringing the ball on for Silver End on halfway the ball played out to the right, Shelley Anglin-Liiv in with the tackle to regain possession for Frontiers. The crossfield ball into King on the right for the visitors in towards the top right hand corner of the area just outside she is brought down by Brown a free-kick awarded, Bartholomew on the ball goes for the shot flies over the bar near side. Hughes with a great tackle to win the ball for Frontiers pushed on into Ferguson in a central position 25 yards out goes for the early shot looking to lob the keeper once again Streetley is better positioned this time the ball lacking pace as she brings it down cleanly into her gloves.

Jiggins moves to the left to receive the ball puts in a diagonal pass towards the area Silvester claiming it before Bryan can reach it. Her goalkick played on through the middle coming to Ferguson 20 yards out looks to strike the ball 1st time doesn’t get a good connection the ball running along the ground gathered by Streetley. A change for both sides late on Laura Borein comes on for Silver End replacing Jiggins. Loren Delamere joins the action for Frontiers in place of Freya Anglin-Liiv.

Frontiers, Hayley King with Silver End United’s Toni Brown

 A fair bit of stoppage time to play due to injuries. The game stretched as Frontiers push forwards, Silver End looking comfortable at the back, Gardner coming inside to win the ball from Ferguson late on. The final whistle blows and Silver End win the game 2-1 to reach the Trophy final.

Full time Silver End United Ladies 2-1 Frontiers Ladies

  An entertaining cup tie, had a sneaky feeling it would be a close one and it certainly was. Competitive a sticky surface to play on. Both sides creating chances Silver End starting the better before Frontiers grew into the 1st half could have easily gone in level at half-time as it was Silver End capitalised on an error to open the scoring then doubled their advantage. Frontiers battled hard getting it back to 2-1 and only a brilliant piece of goalkeeping prevented an equaliser, Silver End defending well to hold onto their lead and claim the semi-final win ending Frontiers defence of the Trophy.

Silver End United Ladies will face ERWFL Division One South side, Hutton Ladies in the Essex Women’s Trophy Final after they beat Essex Women’s Division One side Rayleigh Town Ladies 6-1 at home in the other semi-final.  The date and venue for the Trophy final to be announced.

Women’s Football East – Player of the Match

  Another difficult one today picking this afternoon’s Women’s Football East – Player of the Match several contenders from both sides, Day strong at the back for Frontiers. Streetley with an excellent save, today’s Player of the Match goes to Silver End United’s, Megan Jiggins her two goals winning the semi-final was a threat in attack especially 1st half winning the ball supporting Holden through the middle.

Nice to watch a game in the sun for a change, an entertaining semi-final between two sides I have been keen to see this season. Competitive right to the final whistle. My thanks to both sides for their help with the team line-ups today. Congratulations to Silver End United Ladies on reaching the final.


The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 11/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th February

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

One game played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday a 12:30pm kick-off at the Ridgeons Stadium as 2nd placed Newmarket Town Ladies hosted Cambridge University Women. The home side couldn’t have gotten off to a better start Jordanne Sillitoe latching onto the ball to score within the 1st minute. Sillitoe was on target again just a minute later to put Newmarket Town 2-0 up. Cambridge University finding a quick reply to pull it back to 2-1 in the 6th minute a lively start to the game Sillitoe completed her hat-trick in just the 19th minute going on to score a 4th goal to see the hosts leading 4-1 at half-time. 

A double hat-trick on Sunday for Newmarket Town Ladies, Jordanne Sillitoe

   Newmarket Town scored again early in the 2nd half to lead 5-1 Amanda Stacy with the goal. Sillitoe taking her own tally onto 5 with a strike in the 52nd minute. Chloe Slater scoring 3 minutes later to make the score 8-1 that goal being the 100th goal in all competitions this season. Abbi Griffin adding another goal not long after to make it 8-1. Cambridge University pulled it back to 8-2 before Griffin went on to complete her hat-trick. Sillitoe starting and finishing the scoring to claim a double hat-trick the final score 11-2 moves Newmarket Town to within 4 points of leaders Netherton United Ladies. 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

March Town United Ladies were at home to fellow Premiership side St Ives Town Ladies in the quarter finals of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup this Sunday. A goal in each half from Tierney Coulson the difference between the sides as St Ives Town ran out 2-0 winners to book their place in the semi-finals of the competition.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

One game played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North on Sunday with 2nd placed Wisbech St Mary Ladies at home to Pinchbeck United Ladies. A 1-0 lead to the hosts at half-time, Wisbech St Mary went on to win the game 4-0 to secure another 3 points remain unbeaten in the league as they close the gap to leaders Ketton Ladies to 2 points with 2 games in hand. Amy Magnus scoring a brace with Eilish Brown and Abi Roach-Smith also getting a goal each.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

Two group games played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup at the weekend. Following on from the 1st team, Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves were at home against Burwell Tigers Ladies in Group A, the home sides 1st game in the competition Hollie Turner put Newmarket Town into the lead inside the opening 10 minutes. Joeli Kirby also getting a brace in the 1st half goalkeeper Eloise Hope saving a penalty in between her goals. 3-0 the lead at half-time Kirby completed her hat-trick on the hour. Faye Sutton pulling a goal back for Burwell Tigers with 20 minutes left. Sarah O’Rourke extending Newmarket Town’s lead to 5-1 4 minutes later, Dominika Szary also getting her name on the scoresheet before O’Rourke went on to score twice more to complete her hat-trick the final score 8-1.

   In Group D, Riverside Ladies made it 2 wins from 2 in the 4 strong group with an away win against Ketton Ladies on Sunday. Samantha Woodham scoring all their goals in a 3-1 victory.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 11/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th February

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

 An exciting game to start the Beds & Herts Round-Up this week at the top of Division One. Leaders St Albans Ladies travelled to 3rd placed Sherrardswood Ladies on Sunday the home side getting off to a fantastic start going 1-0 in the 1st minute Jade Ryan scoring the goal. That was how it remained right up until the final minute of the 1st half went Eleanor Lovelock struck the ball into the back of the net to see the sides go in level. Terrible weather during the match Sherrardswood retook the lead 6 minutes into the 2nd half with Laurie Marris on target. Again St Albans came back to level the scores the lead lasting just 5 minutes before Kerry Twigg scored to make it 2-2. Sherrardswood going in front once more Manjinder Atwal making it 3-2 before Twigg netting her 2nd of the game pulled it back to 3-3. Into the last five minute and both sides found the back of their opponents goal to take home a point each in a 4-4 draw, Marris with her 2nd of the match Nicola Dark getting the goal for St Albans who remain 2 points clear at the top of the table still unbeaten in the league.

   2nd placed Northwood Ladies couldn’t capitalise on leaders St Albans draw as they too were held to a point away from home against Flitwick Ladies on Sunday. The weather poor right across the area Flitwick were a player short too. Kierra Gabriel scoring the goal. Emma Steele on target for Northwood. Just the 2nd point on the board for Flitwick who have struggled for numbers all season a good result up against the side placed 2nd in the league.

A big win away from home too for 5th placed Sharnbrook WFC on Sunday against bottom side Watton Ladies. Gemma Franklin setting the ball rolling in the 17th minute putting Sharnbrook into the lead. Charlie Mullins and Victoria Boyde both getting a goal midway through the 1st half to make it 3-0. Emma Butler adding a brace in the latter stages to see Sharnbrook leading 5-0 at half-time. The goals continued to come in regular intervals in the 2nd half Butler completing her hat-trick 3 minutes into the restart, Hoffi Pursey scoring a minute later 7-0 up Pursey scored another on 70 minutes. Butler adding another 2 goals to take her to 5 for the match, Pursey then completing her hat-trick. Franklin having started the goals wrapped it up with the final goal in a 12-0 win.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Division Two leaders Garston Ladies 2nd XI saw their game called off at the weekend. It was Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires who capitalised moving up from 3rd in the table into 2nd winning away to 5th placed Letchworth Garden City Eagles on Sunday, edging the result with a 2-1 win to claim all 3 points, Sophie Mandel and Mandy Mercer with their goals. Louise Mylles on target for Letchworth. The gap to the leaders just 2 points both have played 9.

   Royston Town Ladies Development could have drawn level on points with leaders Garston Ladies 2nd XI themselves with a win on Sunday. As it was they were trailing 3-1 at home to Hitchin Belles on Sunday. Keira How, Charlotte Peters and Gemma Smith getting the goals for Hitchin Belles. Royston came back in the 2nd half to score twice and see the points shared in a 3-3 draw, Abby Laughlin, Harriet Smith and Kelly Yarwood with their goals. Move onto 20 points but drop a place on goal difference to Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

2nd placed Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies move to within 2 points of leaders Bedford Ladies Development in Beds & Herts Division Three winning at home to 3rd place Welwyn Pegasus Azures on Sunday. Janiece Allen and Anya Fletchman Brown both on the scoresheet with a goal each for Welwyn Pegasus in each half, Wheathamstead Wanderers out scoring their opponents 5-2 to win the 3 points and they have a game in hand on the leaders.

   A 1st win of the season for bottom club Potters Bar United Ladies coming at last at the 13th attempt. Were away to 4th placed Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets on Sunday have been on the losing side to a narrow score a few times this season, at last the narrow scoreline went their way as they celebrated their 1st 3 point haul of the season with a 2-1 win, Lauren Englefield and Mandy Morgan with the goals. Charlotte Demmon scoring for Woburn & Wavendon in the 10th minute.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 11/02/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th February

Suffolk Women’s Division

East Bergholt United Ladies 100% win record came to an end on Sunday as they dropped points for the 1st time this season. Were at home playing 2nd placed Bacton United Ladies both sides scoring in the 1st half going in level 1-1 at the break both scored another goal in the 2nd half to share the points, Jessica Clark and Annie Northwood with the goals for East Bergholt. Lois Balfour and Rachel Linsdell were successfully on target for Bacton United.

   Just a point for Bacton United see’s them drop to 3rd in the Suffolk Women’s Division table as Brantham Athletic Ladies win 7-1 for the 2nd successive Sunday at home to Coplestonians Ladies then were away to AFC Kesgrave Ladies this Sunday, Kirsten Hutchings netting a hat-trick. Jodie Sharp scoring a brace there was also a goal for Sophie Crabtree on the way to victory. 5 points separating the top 3 all have played 9 games.

  Having a strong season in 4th spot in the Suffolk Women’s Division are Leiston St Margarets Ladies as they won for the 6th time this season away to Ipswich Athletic Ladies on Sunday racking up a double figure score in the process winning 10-1. Michelle Stanborough scoring 7 yes 7 goals! Thalia Cloke getting a brace too along with a goal for Lucy Eagle. Rachael Havard with the Ipswich Athletic goal.

    The side that could yet have a big say in the title mix-up are 5th placed Walsham Le Willows Ladies played just their 6th league match on Sunday remain undefeated with just the one draw. Their 5th win of the season coming away from home against Coplestonians Ladies. A single goal enough to win the game for the visitors.