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The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

  The final edition of The Round-Up in 2018, ending with the weekends action from Beds & Herts including the quarter finals of the County Cups. Storm Deirdre playing its part as it did across the region affecting fixtures everywhere.

Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup

  Two of the 4 quarter finals from this season’s Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup were played on Sunday with the other two postponed. Both featuring Dunstable. The 1st team were hosting Beds & Herts Division Three side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses at home in the competition. Dunstable struggling in the ERWFL Premier Division, Woburn & Wavendon showing good form in Division Three a huge gulf between the sides 4 leagues to be exact. Dunstable coming out on top getting a good win. Storm Sherrie Burrows scoring a hat-trick for Dunstable. Rachel Moffat also amongst the goals netting a brace with Sophie Bailey also claiming a goal in a 6-0 win to take Dunstable into the last 4.

  In the other quarter final, it was an all Beds & Herts Division Three clash with AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies at home to league leaders AFC Dunstable Ladies Development. Both enjoying a strong start to the season. Kempston Town with the early lead getting in front inside the opening 10 minutes, held that advantage going into the 2nd half. Dunstable getting themselves back on level terms 7 minutes into the 2nd period Nicole Cameron scoring to make it 1-1. The visitors going on to take the lead themselves with the game entering the final 15 minutes Lakeisha Fazilahmed with her 1st goal of the season. The lead didn’t last long however with Kempston Town soon back on level terms. A dramatic end with the winning goal coming in the 90th minute, Kempston Town scoring it to win 3-2 and reach the last 4 of the County Cup in their debut season. Taylor Kingston scoring twice with Kimberlee Aldred also on the scoresheet.

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

   One outstanding tie from the quarter finals of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup postponed last Sunday, this weekend ERWFL Premier Division side were away to Watford Ladies U23s playing in the FAWNL Reserves South/South East Division. Watford going strong in the competition recording a 5-0 win to reach the last 4 where they will have a home tie on Sunday 20th January against Beds & Herts Division One side, Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

  Two games played in Beds & Herts Division One this Sunday. Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires ending 2018 top of the pile but far from the result they would have wanted as they lost heavily away to Northwood Ladies. Danielle Tyler and Megan Warner both scoring a hat-trick in the game. Warner making her 1st start making a huge impact. Emma Steele with a goal keeps her just out in front of Tyler as top scorer with 9 now. Holly Gilder also scoring in an 8-0 victory. Northwood up to 4th on the Division One table a cluster of sides mid-table 3rd to 6th separated by just 2 points all with games in hand on the top two. 

  Joining Northwood Ladies on 10 points are 5th placed St Albans Ladies a slow first half to the season for the defending champions with just their 5th league game played this Sunday were at home to bottom side Garston Ladies 1st team. Ellen Slater scoring twice for St Albans has 9 for the season now, Nicola Dark and Molly Slade also getting a goal a piece in a 4-2 win. Emma Trill with both the Garston goals. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 One game taking place in Beds & Herts Division Two this Sunday with leaders Hitchin Town Ladies away to bottom side Welwyn Pegasus Azures. Hitchin starting well taking the lead in the 14th minute Kirsty Smith lobbing the keeper from 20 yards out. 3 minutes later Hitchin were 2 up with Louise Gash finding the back of the net. On the half hour Welwyn pulled a goal back, Rebecca Bullar scoring to make it 2-1. Hitchin responding straight away two quick fire goals from Gash seeing her complete a 1st half hat-trick joins captain Emma Chaffey as the clubs top scorer on 8 goals. A 4-1 lead to Hitchin at half-time. The woodwork coming to the rescue for Welwyn in the 2nd half Chaffey 1st from a penalty then Gash with two efforts. A 5th goal finally coming in the 80th minute. Natalie Thompson the goal scorer the win seeing Hitchin 9 points clear of 2nd placed and local rivals the Belles who like all the chasing pack have games in hand but right now it has been a great opening half to the season for Hitchin Town.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

 Two games to end the year from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday. Leaders ICA Sports Ladies were away taking on 7th placed March Town United Ladies. A competitive first half saw the sides level at 2-2 going into the break. March coming out the stronger in the 2nd half scoring a further 3 goals that sees them leap up the table into 4th spot with a 5-3 win. Naomi McGarvie netting a brace, there were goals too for Emma Frost, Adele Munday and Georgia Brown.

   A 3rd defeat of the season now for ICA Sports Ladies they see their lead at the top of the Premiership cut to 3 points as Cambridge City Ladies Development return to wining ways in the league after losing for the 1st and only time at the start of the month. Were at home to bottom side Riverside ladies on Sunday. A 5-1 win in the finish securing the 3 points move onto 15 points 3 behind ICA Sports but with 3 games in hand. Yasmin Crow & Hannah Lock on the scoresheet for Cambridge City along with 3 players scoring their 1st goals, Ceri Flye, Rebecca Langthorne and Freya Standing making her 1st start too. Hannah Murphy with the goal for Riverside.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

   One outstanding quarter final from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior invitation Cup taking place this Sunday. An 11am kick-off with Premiership side, Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds hosting, Championship South side, Cambridge Rangers WFC. The higher placed league side proving the stronger in the finish despite ending the game with 10 players, Yasmine Upson amongst the goalscorers also shown a red card. Sharon Pinner, Amy Smith and Marie Stubbings all getting a goal too in a 4-0 win. Fulbourn will now face Burwell Tigers Ladies in the semi-finals.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

One group match from the League Cup taking place this weekend with Park Ladies away to Wisbech Town Ladies on Sunday in Group B. The game switched to 3G because of the bad weather. Park having just the 9 players available. Wisbech Town doing well in both the League & League Cup have alot of firepower in their squad and that proved too much for Park as they ran out 8-0 winners to climb up into 2nd spot in the Group B table with 9 points with one to play against Wisbech St Mary.

The Round-Up – Essex 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

Essex Women’s League Cup

   The final Sunday of football in Essex this weekend, the schedule hit by postponements after Storm Deirdre blew in on Saturday leaving some pitches unplayable. The Sunday saw the beginning of this season’s League Cup competition with just 2 of the 5 listed 1st Round games surviving. Both intriguing however seeing Premier Division sides up against the top two tussling for the title in Division One.

  Harlow Town Development’s young side starting the season well a long run unbeaten only recently coming to an end were away to Billericay Town Ladies Reserves leading the way in the league below. Harlow enjoying the better of the 1st half getting themselves a 2-0 advantage going into half-time. Those goals crucial as Billericay came back to score 2 themselves in the 2nd period. Harlow though matching that total getting a further two goals themselves to win the game 4-2 to progress in the League Cup. Harlow’s goals coming from, Poppy Binding, Kaydee King, Lucy Edmeades & Hannah Smith. Kelsey Smith & Mya Turner with the 2nd half goals for Billericay.

  Billericay’s rivals at the top of Division One are Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies, they were drawn away to Premier Division side, Silver End United Ladies in the 1st Round of the League Cup this Sunday. A good contest between the sides both scoring twice in the 90 minutes the game heading into extra-time, Silver End United finding the back of the net one more time to win the tie 3-2 to advance. A brace from Rebecca Donnelly along with a goal for Ella Tooley for the hosts. Grace Tebb-Reading scoring for Dagenham & Redbridge, with Evie Doyle-Love also on the scoresheet with her 1st goal for the club.

Essex Women’s Division One

  Two matches played in Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday. Runwell Sports Ladies finish the year up into 5th position. Played 12 now have won as many as they have lost. Their 6th win in the league coming away from home on Sunday against Belhus Ladies. A hat-trick from Rachael Selfe plus a 15th goal of the season for Aaryanna Simonelli securing a 4-2 result. Bethany Murray & Danni Jennings getting the goals for Belhus who slip back to the bottom of the table.

  That coming as Island Ladies won for the 2nd time this season this Sunday away from home against Chigwell Ladies. The hosts playing most of the match with just 8 players, Island capitalising as Chigwell tired to get a positive result to end 2018. Megan Blackwell scoring twice for Island, there were goals too for Jess Bowen along with Chloe & Kirsty Simmonds both scoring their 1st goals of the season in a 5-1 win. Victoria Parker getting the goal for Chigwell.

The Round-Up – Norfolk 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

Norfolk Women’s Division One

  The final Round-Up for the county this year, although not the end to the football as Division Two looks set to continue through the festive period. Women’s Football East may well be at a couple pf those games if tempted (and that isn’t difficult).

  This Sunday saw a couple of postponement’s Thorpe United Ladies ending the year 9 points clear at the top of Division One having injuries to key players (goalkeepers) calling off their match at home to Sprowston Athletic. Two matches were played. Sprowston Ladies moving clear into 3rd position end the year 3 points from 2nd placed Aylsham Ladies with a game in hand. Sprowston ending 2018 with a run of 5 games without a loss were at home on Sunday up against Wymondham Town Ladies Reserves. A 2-0 win seeing Sprowston make 3rd spot their own.

  At last a positive end to 2018 for Bungay Town Ladies. Getting numbers back into their squad and with it the results have come as last seasons defending champions make it 2 league wins on the bounce and a total of 7 points from their last 3. The ‘old farm’ derby as they titled this weekends game taking on local rivals Beccles Town Ladies at home on Sunday. A positive first half for Bungay taking control of the matching winning 5-0 at the final whistle. The goals coming from Selina Rowland and Imogen McGregor. Shannon Dade also scoring her first goal of the season along with Fiona Burrage getting a goal on her Bungay debut.

Norfolk Women’s Division Two

   A huge game at the top of Norfolk Women’s Division Two on Sunday with the leading pair both unbeaten so far this season going head to head. Leaders Fakenham Town Ladies with a 100% winning record away to Taverham United Women just two points behind in 2nd spot well clear of the chasing pack. Destined to be a close encounter and in the end it was just the one goal that separated the sides, Abbie Walker netting it for Taverham her 18th goal of the campaign seeing her side go to the top of the table as Fakenham suffer defeat for the 1st time this season, the sides meeting in the reverse fixture this coming Sunday.

  Long Stratton Women finish the year in 3rd position in the Division Two table climbing above Gorleston Rangers Ladies with a comfortable home win on Sunday against Freethorpe Ladies. Striker Samantha Walker proving a useful addition to the squad too hot to handle this weekend scoring 5 goals moving her onto 27 goals from just 9 games. A brace to for Emily Watts who has 13 now for the campaign seeing Long Stratton win 7-0. Long Stratton travelling to Freethorpe next Sunday.

   A Thetford derby this Sunday with the town’s young guns meeting for the first time in women’s football. Thetford Town Ladies at home to Bulldogs Ladies. A difficult start to lift in the league for both, Thetford Town struggling for numbers at times playing just their 6th league match, Bulldogs bottom of the table without a point, have nevertheless been competitve in several games. Melissa Boulton is Thetford Town’s top scorer a brace at the weekend taking her into double figures for the season. Emma Johnson getting the goals for Bulldogs scored another at the weekend to take her onto 8. Sara-Jane Langford also on the scoresheet for Bulldogs. It was Thetford Town celebrating the win at the end of the match however their 3rd of the season with goals from Laura Martins, Gemma Ramsey and Melena Smith seeing them to a 5-2 victory. Again the fixture reversed this coming Sunday.

  Two sides in need of a confidence boosting win met on Sunday with Horsford Women entertaining Hockering Ladies. Both newcomers to the league with a single win on the board each so far. Hockering struggling for numbers have rarely been able to field a full team which hasn’t helped them, 2 to 3 more committed players will in time make all the difference. Ending up with 9 against Horsford, Hockering did well to limit Horsford to 3 goals enough to get them that 2nd 3 point haul of the season. Robyn Penn scoring for Hockering her first goal in her new teams colours. Likewise the two sides meet in the reverse fixture this coming Sunday.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

Suffolk Women’s Division 

   2018 comes to an end in Suffolk with East Bergholt United Ladies out in front in an expanded league the defending champions with a 100% record and an incredible +100 goal difference from just 11 games. The latest 3 points awarded as an away win against Walsham Le Willows Ladies this Sunday.

  There were 5 games played at the weekend the county largely unaffected by Storm Deirdre. Needham Market Women enjoying the best start of all the new names to enter the league this season up their with the leaders all season end the year 2nd on 27 points with 9 wins and two losses from 11 played. A large squad helping goals from several too were away to fellow newcomers Brettvale Ladies  this Sunday. Francesca Rainbird, Needham Market’s top scorer netting a further two goals to take her tally to 19 for the season. Milly Carter also on target with a goal has 12 now for the campaign. Josie Harward on the scoresheet too along with Elysia Young scoring her first goal for Needham Market in a 5-2 win. Sheryl Nokes on the scoresheet for Brettvale along with Lucy Brown celebrating her first goal for the club.

Needham Market Women's, Francesca Rainbird
Needham Market Women’s, Francesca Rainbird

   Brantham Ladies Athletic had dropped points going into their last 3 games including two successive defeats were at home on Sunday against Haverhill Rovers Ladies Reserves who have been short on numbers for a while now soldering on despite suffering some mouth watering defeats, credit to them to keep going and fingers crossed numbers and with it fortunes can start to build in the new year. Just the 9 starting for Haverhill this Sunday against a strong Brantham side neck and neck with East Bergholt for 8 games. Goalscorers throughout out the side Haverhill ending the game with just 7 through injury beaten 21-0 in the finish. Brantham ending the year in 3rd spot.

  Alresford Colne Rangers joining the Suffolk Women’s Division after spending a couple of season’s in the Essex leagues have started the season well just the one loss so far this season have been in and around the top 5 the whole time end the year in 4th a point back from Brantham after sharing the points at home to Woodbridge Town Ladies on Sunday in a goalless draw. 

  A good result at home for Coplestonians Ladies sees them finish 2018 well in the top half of the Suffolk Women’s Division. Were at home to University of Suffolk Women, the hosts enjoying a great 1st half to lead the game 5-0 going on to add a further 3 goals 2nd half to win 8-0. Abigail Eley had just the one goal before this Sunday’s game is now the clubs top scorer celebrating 4 goals in Coplestonians win. Courtney Farris-Whatling, Sophie Maul and Lottie Aldous all getting a goal each have 3 each to their name whilst Chloe York was on target with her first goal of the season. 

   A point back in 7th position are Leiston St Margarets Ladies who ended 2018 with an away win on Sunday their 5th of the season coming against Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies. Lucy Eagle, Leiston St Margarets top scorer so far this season getting a goal to take her onto 12 for the season. Thalia Cloke also scoring a goal moves onto 5 with an own goal securing a 3-1 win for the visitors. Charlotte Archer moving ahead of Bernice Corney to lead Chantry Grasshopper’s scoring charts with the goal on Sunday takes her to 7 for the season.


The Round-Up – ERWFL 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

ERWFL Premier Division

  The ERWFL fixture list suffering like most leagues across the country thanks to Storm Deirdre blowing in on Saturday affecting half the fixtures in Division One whilst County Cup action saw a reduced schedule in the Premier Division on Sunday.

  Acle United Women will end the year top of the pile in the ERWFL Premier Division. Ended 2018 with a trip to Suffolk up against 2nd bottom AFC Sudbury. The visitors taking a little while to get going gradually building momentum creating opportunities, finally took the lead late in the first half with Grace Birchall’s shot blocked Ciera Flatt putting in the rebound. 1-0 up at the break Acle quickly added to the score early in the 2nd half defender Anna Larkins getting forwards to make it 2-0. Acle creating plenty of chances pushing forwards Lauren Bullard getting a 3rd for the visitors. Birchall scoring a brace late on to secure a 5-0 win for Acle moves her onto 21 goals for the season.

   Cambridge City Ladies have had an excellent start to the season 9 wins from 9 they were looking to round that perfect record to 10 at home on Sunday as they welcomed Royston Town ladies to the Trinity Playing Fields. The hosts getting themselves into a 2-0 lead with 20 minutes played. Danielle Carty pulling it back to 2-1 for Royston from a free-kick. Striker Jo Rutherford putting the visitors back on level terms. Cambridge City coming back to restore their lead going 3-2 up, Teonie Peyton scored to see Royston equalise for the 2nd time in the game then Rutherford with her 11th goal of the season scored her 2nd of the match to put Royston 4-3 up. Erin Davies, Shannon Shaw and Charlotte Giles scoring Cambridge City’s 3 goal were down to 10 with Laura Mills shown a 2nd yellow. heading into injury time were in danger of losing for the 1st time in the league this season, very deep into stoppage time and the hosts found an equalising goal themselves to rescue a point with Giles scoring for the 2nd time in the match. Their 100% record gone Cambridge City nevertheless remain unbeaten in all a very successive 2018 for the club.

Cambridge City Ladies, Charlotte Gillies

   Also enjoying a fantastic 2018 are Wymondham Town Ladies, making their debut at this level end the year in their highest position of the campaign up into 5th ending the year with a home win against one of the early pacesetters, Essex side Brentwood Town Ladies. Laura Nicholls enjoying a great year in front of goal leading the way in the scoring charts put Wymondham into the lead in the 21st minute of the game. Brentwood coming back to level 15 minutes later Leah Cowan first to a loose ball to fire in the equaliser. Wymondham restoring the lead late in the first half with Hannah Waters firing in her 19th goal of the season to make it 2-1. 10 minutes gone in the 2nd half and Chelsea Clarke fired in a shot across the keeper to make it 3-1 to the hosts. Wymondham enjoying a got run to end the year 6 unbeaten in a great position now to kick on in 2019.

ERWFL Division One

   Every week the title battle at the top of ERWFL Division One takes a new twist remains as exciting as it has been with no clues yet as to who might emerge on top come the end of the season. Essex side Bowers & Pitsea Ladies with a strong run of results at the end of the year unbeaten in 8 matches now moving to the top of the table.

  Were at home this Sunday taking on Bishops Stortford Ladies. The hosts getting off to a fantastic start taking the lead inside the first minute Sophie Dowman scoring the goal. Bowers & Pitsea pressing forwards creating plenty of opportunities it wasn’t until the 39th minute that they doubled the lead, Danielle Styles finding the back of the net to make it 2-0. Georgia Fraser scoring Bowers & Pitsea’s 3rd goal with the game moving into the final 20 minutes. Dowman on target with goals in the 76th & 81st minute to complete a hat-trick and take her onto 9 goals for the season Bowers & Pitsea winning the game 5-0 to see them stay top going into 2019.

   If current form continues then the side in the strongest position to challenge for the ERWFL Division One title are newly promoted St Ives Town Ladies the Cambridgeshire side 2nd going into the New Year are unbeaten from 10 played two points behind Bowers & Pitsea with two games in hand. Ended the year with an away trip to fellow promoted side Newmarket Town Ladies on Sunday. The two sides enjoying some good encounters whilst playing in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership together. Both starting life at the higher level well, Newmarket in 5th spot. St Ives edging the first half leading 1-0. Kira Markwell making an excellent save denying Newmarket, who saw a goal ruled out. The 2nd half seeing both sides score Laura Bailey’s goal not enough for Newmarket with St Ives winning 2-1. Top scorer Tierney Coulson scoring from the penalty spot with Hannah Seymour-Shove also scoring. A whole calendar year unbeaten in the league for St Ives.

  Stevenage Ladies Reserves long time leaders of Division One slipping to 3rd in the table late on dropping points for the 3rd successive match in the league. Were away this Sunday taking on Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies. The hosts leading the game at half-time, Kristina O’Connell’s strike from outside the box finding it’s way into the back of the net in the 33rd minute. Stevenage getting back on level terms 7 minutes into the 2nd period with Gemma Biggadike scoring her first of the campaign to make it 1-1. Melody Jones making just her 2nd appearance for Stevenage shooting from outside the area in the 77th minute getting her first goal in the process to make it 2-1 to the visitors. The game deep into stoppage time and Hoddesdon found an equalising goal themselves to see the game end 2-2 and the sides take home a share of the points. 

The Round-Up – FAWNL 16/12/18

Sunday 16th December

FAWNL Southern Premier Division

  The last edition of The Round-Up in 2018. Several sides already finished until the New Year, for much of the rest this their final game of the year. Storm Deirdre blowing in across the country on Saturday bringing wind and rain saw a large chunk of those fixtures wiped out to, so sadly it’s a reduced Round-Up across most of the region to bring you.

  The FAWNL suffering with over half the scheduled fixtures gone. Just the one fixtures surviving in the Southern Premier Division. In Wales, Cardiff City Ladies welcoming Essex side C&K Basildon Ladies this Sunday. A big win for the hosts seeing them end the year up two places into 5th in the table still with games in hand on all the sides above them.

  Grace Horrell opening the scoring for Cardiff firing them into the lead in the 15th minute. Kylie Nolan on the scoresheet too quickly doubling Cardiff’s advantage scoring 3 minutes later. Moving into the last 15 minutes of the 1st half 3 goals inside 6 minutes put Cardiff in full control of the game, Ffion Morgan making it 3-0, Chelsea Jumratie on target too along with Jordan Guard both finding the back of the net for the 1st time this season. Cori Williams adding a 6th goal for Cardiff early in the 2nd half. Jasmine Simpson made the final score 7-0 with 15 minutes left. A big win for Cardiff, a heavy loss to end the year for Basildon who switch places with QPR Women at the bottom of the table as a result.

FAWNL South East Division One 

  The fixture list heavily affected in FAWNL South East Division one too with 3 of the 5 scheduled games falling foul to the weather. That left two games and with leaders Crawley Wasps Ladies in County Cup action it was an opportunity for second placed Billericay Town Ladies to close the gap as the Essex side side welcomed Norwich City Ladies to the AGP Arena on Sunday. 

  It was a close contest with a single goal settling the game the result going in favour of Billericay. Paris Smith’s goals were a huge part of Billericay’s title winning season last time out in the ERWFL. 24 goals from just 13 appearances. Games few and far between this season, just her 3rd appearance of the season, Smith was on target scoring her first goal of the season to score what would be the winning goal for the hosts who finish 2018 4 points clear of the chasing pack.

  One side in that pack looking to chase down the leading pair are 3rd placed AFC Wimbledon Ladies. They were at home on Sunday welcoming Actonians Ladies. The visitors in good form themselves recently pushing for a spot in the top half of the table themselves. A close opening 30 minutes it was the hosts who opened the scoring in the 32nd minute Caroline Bisson put through to round the keeper and score for Wimbledon. Into added time in the 1st half and Actonians grabbed an equalising goal through Naomi Graham to see the sides level at the break.

  The visiting side getting into the lead straight after the restart with Jessica Byrne scoring to make it 2-1. Past the hour Byrne found the back of the net for her 2nd of the game giving Actonians a two goal cushion. Byrne’s first goals of the campaign. Top scorer Alessandra Barreca getting in on the goal scoring hitting a brace in the 70th & 75th minute to put Actonians 5-1 up. 13 goals for the season now for the striker. Bernice Tully on with 15 minutes left to play getting late goal for Wimbledon as they suffer a 5-2 defeat. The 3 points lifting Actonians up into 5th position in the table 2 points back on 3rd placed Wimbledon and Leyton Orient WFC in 4th.

The Round-Up – Suffolk 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

Suffolk Women’s Division

  10 wins from 10 now for East Bergholt United Ladies at the top of the Suffolk Women’s Division, and a +100 goal difference already. Moved onto an incredible 104 goals for the season before Christmas with a home win against Brettvale Ladies this Sunday. Stacey Teager and Annie Northwood both finding the back of the net for two goals each, with Millie Wilding and Jessica Clark also getting a goal a piece in a 6-1 win. Iris Gunnarsdottir getting the goal for Brettvale her first for the club.

  All change below East Bergholt, Brantham Athletic Ladies neck and neck with East Bergholt at the start of the season slipping down to 4th after a run of 3 games without a win, a draw followed by a narrow loss at home to East Bergholt were away to Needham Market Women this Sunday having the best start to the season out of all the newcomers to the league. 3rd in the table Needham Market came out on top in a 7 goal thriller with Brantham to claim the 3 points their 8th win of the season taking them up into 2nd in the table winning 4-3. Lucy Dunnett, Kirsten Hutchings and Danielle Harvey scoring for Brantham.

  Alresford Colne Rangers up there too amongst the sides hoping to see East Bergholt slip up, climb into 3rd position in the Suffolk Women’s Division table with a big win away to struggling Haverhill Rovers Ladies Reserves on Sunday. Tiffany Reeves with a double hat-trick for Alresford top scoring in the match. 3 more players celebrating hat-tricks for Alresford with Jenna Cash, Vicky Hall and and Lucie Stanbury all getting 3 to their name. Laurel Harknett added two more with Christina Cash and Jasmine Warner also on the scoresheet in a 19-0 win.

   One goal is enough though to win the 3 points more often then not and Coplestonians Ladies claimed their 3rd 1-0 win of the season away from home on Sunday on consolidate their position in mid-table in the Suffolk Women’s Division. Were away to Brightlingsea Regent Ladies the sides locked at 0-0 at half-time. Felicity Cooper, getting the all important goal in the 2nd half for the visitors to secure Coplestonians 5th win of the campaign.

   0-0 after the first 45 minutes on Sunday between University of Suffolk Women and Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies it was a completely different story 2nd half with the sides sharing 8 goals between them and taking home a point each, Leanne Derbyshire and Amy Yeldham scoring 2 goals each for University of Suffolk ended the game with 10 with Christeena Sunny red carded. Charlotte Archer doubling her goals tally for Chantry Grasshoppers with a hat-trick with Bernice Corney also getting a goal for the visitors in a 4-4 draw.

The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup

  Quarter Finals weekend in the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup, Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies reaching the final for the 1st time last season through to the last 4 again this season without kicking a ball after they were awarded the home win against Garston Ladies 2nd XI. The weather beating another quarter final with Colney Heath Ladies away game against Watford Ladies U23s postponed.

  That left two ties to be settled on the field this Sunday. Holders, Stevenage Ladies were hosting ERWFL Premier Division side Royston Town Ladies, a repeat of the final two seasons ago. Stevenage playing in the FAWNL South East Division One beating their lower league opponents with a confident scoreline to reach the last 4 of the competition once again. Ellie Searle scoring a hat-trick for the hosts. Nicole Emmings on target also for two goals. Ashleigh Deacon and Erin Pope also celebrating a goal each in a 7-2 victory. Joanne Rutherford with both the goals for Royston.

   Also booking a spot in the last 4 of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup are Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies. Pushing at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One were at home to Garston Ladies U18s in the quarter finals. Progressed with a dominate display recording a double figure scoreline in the process. Both Bianca Hedgecock and Natasha McConville scoring a hat-trick each in the match. Two goals each for Louise McCay and Lizzie Richardson. Charlene Turturici-Clarke with a goal along with two players scoring for the first time this season, Lorna Gover and Amy Shaw. Hemel Hempstead winning 13-0.

  The semi-finals taking place in the New Year Sun 20th January and are as follows:-

Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies v Stevenage Ladies

Watford Ladies U23s or Colney Heath Ladies v Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

  Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires ended a run of 3 straight defeats in league and cup competition with a good result at home on Sunday to keep them top of Beds & Herts Division One. Were at home hosting bottom placed side Garston Ladies 1st team. Katherine Calvert and Chemise Huitson both scoring two goals each for the Sapphires Danielle Aken, Janiece Allen and Georgia Quinton with her first goal of the season also getting goals in a 7-1 victory. Emma Trill with the goal for Garston. 

   Houghton Athletic Ladies brought an end to their poor run of results last weekend to put themselves back in contention for top spot in Beds & Herts Division One, kept that pressure up with a 2nd successive 3 point haul to move them into 2nd and stay within a point of the leaders Welwyn. Houghton were at home this Sunday up against Sherrardswood Ladies. The hosts claiming the win with a close 2-1 scoreline, Emily Wilson and Emily Peat’s goals the difference with Rhiana Rose scoring a 43rd minute penalty for Sherrardswood.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

   A 7 point lead at the top of Beds & Herts Division Two now for Hitchin Town Ladies as they won for the 7th time this season, a home win on Sunday against one of the sides hoping to chase them down 3rd placed Royston Town Ladies Development. Captain, Emma Chaffey moving onto 8 goals for the season netting another two at the weekend for Hitchin Town. Kitri Simon scored her 1st goal for Hitchin Town too with Robyn Wilfort on the scoresheet too in a 4-1 win. Olivia Sole getting the goal for Royston.

  Hitchin Belles move into 4th spot in Beds & Herts Division Two a point behind 3rd placed Royston now, 9 points between them and local rivals Hitchin Town, the Belles however with 3 games in hand. Were away on Sunday taking on bottom side Welwyn Pegasus Azures. Kiera How and Katie White scoring a goal in either half to secure a 2-0 win for Hitchin Belles

  Watton Ladies have been in a poor run of form in the league in Beds & Herts Division Two, coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in the cup last weekend, Watton had a boost going into this Sunday’s league clash at home to Evergreen Ladies. Sian Owens scoring 2 goals moving onto 7 for the season, with Codie Page scoring her 1st Watton goal sealing a 3-1 win for Watton. Rebecca Freeman on target for Evergreen scoring her 6th goal of the season.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

  New leaders in Beds & Herts Division Three with AFC Dunstable Reserves taking over at the top from Langford Ladies who were the only side not in action this weekend. Eyes on the prize for Dunstable as they kicked off at home to Stotfold Juniors Ladies on Sunday looking to keep up their unbeaten start in the league. Bianca Vassell with the large portion of goals for Dunstable so far this season scoring another 2 to take her onto 20. Madison Ashford, Lauren Brooker and Nicole Cameron all with a goal each too in a 5-1 win. Chloe Everton scoring for Stotfold. 

  Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses in 3rd spot also enjoying a great start to the season their unbeaten start ended by Dunstable, they themselves brought an end to another unbeaten start to the season at the weekend. Were at home taking on 4th placed AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies. Giselle Randall hitting a rich vein of form for Woburn & Wavendon moved onto double figures for the season netting all 3 goals for the hosts as they secured the win 3-2. Kimberlee Aldred plus an OG the goal scorers for Kempston who lose ground on the top 3 but still have games in hand.

  A high scoring match between Biggleswade United Ladies and Buntingford Town Ladies this Sunday in Division Three the sides sharing 8 goals between them Buntingford Town scoring 3 goals so too did Leeanne Davison for Biggleswade taking her onto 13 for the season, Sarah King also getting a goal with Jade Horsley finding the beck of the net for the 1st time this season Biggleswade closing to within a point of 4th placed AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College with their 5th win of the campaign.

  7 points now from their last 3 league games for Kempston Rovers Ladies, moving up the Division Three table their 2nd league win of the season coming away from home on Sunday against Bedwell Rangers Ladies. Goals from Beth Prior and Sabrina Stramaglia seeing Kempston into a 2-0 half-time lead. Bedwell scoring a goal in the 2nd half Courtney Edwards on target, had Leah Tomlin sent off, Kempston Rovers winning out 2-1 to collect the 3 points.

The Round-Up – Essex 09/12/18

Sunday 9th December

Essex Women’s Premier Division

   Sadly it’s bad news to bring you at the start of another Round-Up and the loss of a team from the league, Hullbridge Sports Ladies gone from the Essex Women’s Premier Division, having only just secured a return to the league winning the Division One title last season that coming after a previous hiatus from the game. A tough start struggling to find enough players to fulfil fixtures. Sad to see, have made a real impact upon the league, will we see them again I hope so but for now wish everyone connected with the club all the best for the future.

 Onto the weekends league action with leaders Leigh Ramblers Ladies seeing their game away to Collier Row Tigers postponed on Sunday it was an opportunity for 2nd placed Frontiers Ladies to close the gap back to 3 points and apply some pressure if they themselves could secure the win away to Corringham Cosmos. The hosts scoring twice in the match once in each half through Nicole-Marie Mitchell and Rebecca Gallagher, it wasn’t enough as Frontiers scored double up the other end. Amber Strows giving Frontiers the lead scoring from all of 45 yards. An own goal putting the visitors into the lead Kelly Holsworth on target with a goal to make it 3-1 Corringham Cosmos pulling it back to 3-2, Emma Best headed home from a corner to see Frontiers win the game 4-2.

   Another side capitalising on the postponed match between Collier Row Tigers and Leigh Ramblers were Chelmsford City Ladies as they secured a home win on Sunday to move back into 4th position in the Premier Division table. Chelmsford were entertaining bottom side Brentwood Town Ladies Reserves. All the goals coming in the first half, Mia Brisley on target scoring a brace. Gaby Freedman also on the scoresheet for Chelmsford. The final score 3-1 with Helen Clifford scoring for Brentwood in the 40th minute.

   Southend United Ladies were away in the Premier Division this Sunday travelling to Silver End United Ladies. The visitors enjoying a good first half getting themselves into a strong 3-0 lead, adding 2 more 2nd half to win the game 5-1 and win for just the 2nd time this season. Emily Pert scoring a hat-trick for Southend with Ellie Wood and Lauren Johnson also getting a goal each. Lauren Hannah with the 2nd half goal for Silver End.

Essex Women’s Division One

   A big game at the top of Essex Women’s Division One this Sunday with the top two going head to head for the 2nd time this season, Just goal difference separating Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies and Billericay Town Ladies Reserves. Dagenham & Redbridge with a 100% winning start, Billericay with just the one loss that against Dagenham & Redbridge back in September a 3-2 win for Dagenham & Redbridge at Billericay. Dagenham & Redbridge the hosts this time around it wasn’t so close. Billericay winning the game 7-1 one to move 3 points clear at the top, Sophie Vale scoring 4 goals. Rachel Armstrong-Morris finding the back of the net for two goals with Darcie Salmons also on the scoresheet. Dagenham & Redbridge’s 100% record at an end, Juliet Thomas getting their goal.

   Big wins elsewhere too in the league. Hutton Ladies Reserves keeping ahead of the chasing pack in 3rd position in the table with a double figure win away from home on Sunday. Were taking on Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves. With Hutton’s first team not in action the Reserves borrowed the goal machine that is Vicky Kinsman, she added another 5 goals to her impressive tally for the season. Those goals helping Hutton to a comfortable victory with further goals coming for, Samantha Kuski and Dani Gimbert. Danielle Hindley netting her 1st goal for Hutton along with a brace for Giulia Francesconi in a 10-0 win.

 Rayleigh Town Ladies are another side scoring plenty of goals this season and in 4th position have games in hand still on those above. Were away to Belhus Ladies in Division One this Sunday. A close first half between the sides, Rayleigh edging it 4-3. A different story after the break however with Rayleigh piling on a further 5 goals to win the game 9-3 at the final whistle. Rayleigh captain Isabelle Wallings rarely not amongst the goals so it’s usually a matter of checking how many and she was once again on fire in front of goal scoring a double hat-trick. Megan Harley is also enjoying a good season in front of goal scoring a hat-trick herself for Rayleigh moves her onto 15 now for the season. There was also another hat-trick scored in the match with Amara Drummond claiming all 3 in the 1st half for Belhus including a penalty.

  Lastly Runwell Sports Ladies were away to Island Ladies on Sunday. The sides level at 1-1 at half-time it was Runwell Sports who had the better of the 2nd half going on to score 3 goals to win the game 4-1 Rhianna Bird scoring twice for the visitors with Ashleigh Harvey also getting a goal, Aaryanna Simonelli on target too for Runwell with her 14th of the season. Megan Blackwell with the 1st half goal for Island Ladies her 1st goal in only her 2nd start.