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The Round-Up – #FAWPL 06/05/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 6th May

FAWPL Southern Division

Charlton Athletic Women returned to the top of the FAWPL Southern Division with a comfortable midweek away win to Chichester City Ladies. Charley Clifford hitting a brace there were goals too for Nicole Pepper, Charlotte Gurr, Georgia Griffin and Kit Graham in a 6-0 result. The London in Cup Final action this Sunday up against 3rd placed Crystal Palace Ladies in the Capital Women’s Cup. 

There rivals for the league title in Cup action this Sunday it was an opportunity for 2nd placed C&K Basildon Ladies to return to the top of the FAWPL Southern Division table as they travelled down to the South Coast to play 5th placed Portsmouth FC Ladies. both sides hitting the woodwork early on in the game it was Portsmouth who would open the scoring awarded a penalty in the 15th minute. Daisy McLachlan stepping up to take putting the ball home for 1-0. Late in the 1st half McLachlan was on target with her 2nd of the game to see Portsmouth leading 2-0 at the break. 

  C&K Basildon came out strong in the 2nd half Angela Addison pulling it back to 2-1 with 53 minutes played and 2 minutes later had the chance the level from the penalty spot the post struck the follow up put over the bar. Portsmouth going on to win the game 2-1 and put a large dent in C&K Basildon’s title hopes, the Essex side with one game left to play now away to Chichester City this coming Sunday. 2 points behind Charlton Athletic Women who have 3 left to play.

Lewes FC Women are looking strong for a 4th placed finish in the FAWPL Southern Division as they won their 13th league game of the season away to Gillingham FC Ladies on Sunday. Avilla Bergin giving the visitors the lead deep into 1st half stoppage time. Katie McIntyre doubling the advantage with 20 minutes left to play to see Lewes win the game 2-0.

   Coventry United Ladies in 6th could still potentially catch Lewes if they drop points and they can win theirs have 5 games left to play a busy end to the season. A 15-0 win over Birmingham & West Midlands Ladies saw Coventry United Ladies retain the County Cup in midweek. Were at home on Sunday taking on Cardiff City Ladies. Goals from Helen Dermody, Marie Gauntlett, Stephanie Smith and Jessica Lundle seeing Coventry win the game 4-0.

Chichester City Ladies were hosting Queens Park Rangers Ladies on Sunday. The sides goalless at the half-time whistle Chichester City went on to claim all 3 points in the 2nd half. Laura Ingram putting them in front on the hour. Jess Lewry doubling the lead with 15 minutes left Alex Collighan ensuring the 3 points went to the hosts with a 3rd goal in the final moments of the game.

FAWPL South East Division One

Two successive defeats in the league had put the brakes on AFC Wimbledon Ladies title charge at the top of FAWPL South East Division One. A 3 week break without a league fixture they were on the road this Sunday taking on Luton Town Ladies. A good opening 45 minutes saw AFC Wimbledon leading the game 2-0. Katie Stanley and Caroline Bisson the goalscorers. Bisson scored again on the hour to see AFC Wimbledon into a 3-0 lead. Luton Town threatened a comeback however with 2 goals from Funmi Babalola and Nicola Henman to get it back to 3-2. AFC Wimbledon have won several goals by the odd goal this season and that continued this Sunday as they took the 3 points to return to winning ways. Lead the table by 6 points with one game away to Ipswich Town Ladies to come.

Milton Keynes Dons Ladies have a lot of work still left to do but have now climbed into 2nd place in the FAWPL South East Division One table closing the gap to 6 points on AFC Wimbledon and crucially have 3 games in hand. The games coming thick and fast now at the end of the season their squad will be tested. Were hosting Norwich City Ladies at Stadium MK on Sunday Heather McDonnell getting Milton Keynes off to a great start scoring in the opening minute. Laura Mills with a superb solo goal making it 2-0 past the half hour. 

A 2-0 lead for Milton Keynes at half-time Norwich pulled a goal back soon after the restart Chelsea Garrett finding the back of the net. 5 minutes later Milton Keynes restored their 2 goal advantage McDonnell with her 2nd of the game. Charley Clarke making it 4-1 in the 65th minute. McDonnell completing her hat-trick with 20 minutes left. Kim Farrow getting on the scoresheet with 3 minutes left, the final score 6-2 as Norwich City score in the closing minutes through Natasha Snelling. Milton Keynes back in action tonight away to Actonians Ladies a potentially tricky game with Actonians in a good run of form themselves.

One more game from the FAWPL South East Division One at the weekend and it was honours even between hosts Stevenage Ladies and Denham United Ladies the sides drawing 1-1 captain Donna McGuigan scoring for Stevenage.

Capital Women’s Cup

Charlton Athletic Women were playing Crystal Place Ladies in the Capital Cup Final this Sunday. A close contest both sides creating opportunities in front of goal it was stalemate at half-time 0-0. 10 minutes into the 2nd half Crystal Palace took the lead Gemma Bryan scoring from a free-kick just outside the area. Charlton were quick to find a reply levelling it back up at 1-1 6 minutes later Kit Graham with the goal. Olivia Lukasewich the heroine as she scored the winning goal for Charlton in the final minute to see them win the final 2-1 and lift the trophy.

Capital Cup Winners – Charlton Athletic Women (picture credit – Charlton Athletic Women)

Congratulations to Charlton Athletic Women on winning this season’s Capital Women’s Cup.

The Round-Up – FAWPL 26/02/17

The Round-Up

FAWPL – Sunday 26th February

FAWPL Southern Division

The battle for top spot in the FAWPL Southern Division continues to be hotly contested with just a point separating the top 4 sides cup matches for previous leaders Tottenham Hotspur Ladies have seen them overhauled at the top by Cardiff City Ladies, now this weekend with the Welsh side also not involved in a league fixture the Southern Division has another side taking over top spot with Charlton Athletic Women going a point clear at the top after a big away win against bottom side Queens Park Rangers Ladies at the weekend. 

   The visitors went in front inside the opening 5 minutes QPR captain Elly Maggs putting through her own net. 1-0 the lead for much of the 1st half Gemma Shepherd made it 2-0 in the 37th minute as she continues her goal scoring exploits after recovering from a hip operation earlier this season, will be hard pressed to catch up with top scorer Kit Graham as she scored in the final 2 minutes of the 1st half to see Charlton Athletic lead 3-0 at half-time. Both strikers scored again in the 2nd half, Graham netting her 2nd early on. Goalkeeper, Alex Baker saved a penalty before Shepherd hit her 2nd goal of the game with 20 minutes left. Graham going on to complete her hat-trick in the last 5 minutes to take her tally to the season to 30 goals. A 6-0 win for Charlton Athletic to send them top of the league.

 Also moving up a place in the Southern Division table are Coventry United Ladies pushing Tottenham Hotspur Ladies down to 4th place, go 3rd both on 31 points along with Cardiff City Ladies in 2nd. Were at home at Pack Meadow on Sunday playing Lewes Ladies. Goalless at the break Coventry United broke the deadlock early in the 2nd half with Nikki Miles putting the ball into the back of the net to give the home side the lead, added a 2nd goal 7 minutes later, Jade Brook scoring a 3rd goal for Coventry just 3 minutes later to put them in control of the game with half and hour left to play. Lewes pulled a goal back late into the match Leeta Rutherford the scorer as they lost 3-1. Have games in hand on Charlton as do Cardiff and Tottenham, games between the top 4 will be crucial in determining the title winners in the coming weeks.

Equally tight at the bottom of the FAWPL Southern Division with a point separating the bottom 3 going into the weekend with QPR Ladies losing heavily the other 2 sides down there met in a 6 pointer with 2nd bottom West Ham United Ladies travelling to play Swindon Town Ladies. The home side starting the better taking the lead midway through the 1st half with Michelle Rich scoring. Chyna Collings doubling their lead just 4 minutes later. West Ham United pulled a goal back with 7 minutes of the 1st half left Molly Peters on target to reduce the deficit. The 2nd half was a tense affair with West Ham United pushing to find an equalising goal Swindon holding out until the final 2 minutes of the game, Whitney Locke levelling the scores for the visitors to see the points shared.

FAWPL South East Division One

 Is equally tight at the top of the FAWPL South East Division One but this Sunday saw the 2 sides leading the table pull away from the rest. Leaders Milton Keynes Dons Ladies extended their winning league run to 5 matches to remain 4 points clear at the top with a home win against Enfield Town Ladies at Newport Pagnell FC , Hannah Barrett with her 14th goal of the season scoring the only goal of the match.

 Gillingham FC Ladies in 2nd keep up their unbeaten record in the league having climbed up into 2nd have games in hand on the leaders as they recorded their 7th straight league win on Sunday at home to Denham United Ladies goalless after the 1st 45 minutes Gillingham took the lead 4 minutes into the 2nd half with Jenny Newman putting them ahead, Charlotte Gurr adding a 2nd goal to make it 2-0 us 2 minutes later and see them collect another 3 points.

3rd placed Cambridge United WFC were playing their 1st league match of 2017 this weekend after being involved in various cup matches the run having seen them lose the lead in the FAWPL South East Division One table, keen to get back to winning ways were hosting 4th placed AFC Wimbledon Ladies. A tight 1st half with neither side getting a goal it was AFC Wimbledon who took the lead early in the 2nd half winger Katie Stanley’s cross flying into the back of the net to put them 1 up, the lead didn’t last long with Cambridge United hitting back straight away striker Nicole Perschky putting Laura Mills cross from the right in at the near post. The game finishing 1-1 the points shared.

 6th placed Luton Town Ladies were at home on Sunday taking on bottom side Norwich City Ladies at the Stockwood Park Athletics Stadium. Lucy Webster with a superb individual goal giving Luton Town the lead on the 13th minute. Striker Jo Rutherford doubling the lead for the home side 2 minutes later. Holding the 2-0 advantage for much of the match Luton Town eventually put the result beyond doubt with 15 minutes left Rutherford with her 2nd of the game scoring the goal. Norwich pulled a goal back with less than 10 minutes left, Kyla Love netting the goal. 

Another 6 pointer at the bottom of the FAWPL South East Division One as Lowestoft Town Ladies and Stevenage Ladies met for the 2nd time in a fortnight, both side involved in the relegation battle it was Lowestoft Town Ladies who won the vital 3 points at Stevenage back on the 12th February, captain Hannah Waters with the only goal of the game. After the game manager Gary Bailey stepped down from the role with assistant Reece Buck taking charge of the 1st team. This time at Crown Meadow the game was again decided by a single goal the 3 points going Stevenage Ladies way this time courtesy of a winning strike from their captain, Donna McGuigan. Stevenage’s 3rd win of the season in the league moves them 3 points clear of Lowestoft.

Capital Women’s Cup

  Involved in the FA Women’s Cup last weekend making history with a victory over FAWSL 2 opposition, Tottenham Hotspur were looking to continue their unbeaten record this season by reaching the final of the Capital Women’s Cup in what would be a repeat of last seasons final with Charlton Athletic Women winning through last weekend. Looking to stop them were Crystal Palace Ladies and they came very close taking them all the way to penalties and a dramatic shoot-out. At home Crystal Palace took the lead in the semi-final Ellie Bailes putting them 1-0 up on 16 minutes held the lead going into the half-time break. Tottenham getting themselves back on level terms 16 minutes into the 2nd half Renee Hector on hand inside the box to turn Eartha Ponds free kick home after it came back off the bar. 1-1 after 90 minutes the game went straight to penalties. 3-3 after the regulation 5 penalties each both keepers making a save the shoot-out headed to sudden death both sides scoring the 1st Megan Lynch saving for Tottenham, Chantelle Yardley did the same for Crystal Palace straight after then stepped up to score for Crystal Palace at 5-5 Lynch saved another penalty for Tottenham and it was captain Jenna Schillaci (pictured) who sent Tottenham through to the final as they won the shoot-out 6-5.

The Round-Up – FAWPL 27/11/16

The Round-Up

FAWPL – Sunday 27th November

FAWPL Southern Division

3 games in the FAWPL Southern Division this Sunday with Tottenham Hotspur Ladies keeping up their unbeaten start in the league returning to the top of the league with victory away to Swindon Town Ladies. The goals all coming after they were held 0-0 at half-time. Bianca Baptiste getting the break through for Tottenham 11 minutes into the 2nd half putting them into the lead. Renee Hector made an immediate impact coming off the bench on the 59th minute scoring Tottenham’s 2nd goal a minute later, the lead extended to 3-0 just 3 minutes later Nikita Whinnett netting the goal. Kelley Blanchflower also finding the back of the net with less than 15 minutes to play to see Tottenham onto a 4-0 win climb back above Cardiff City Ladies who weren’t in league action this weekend.

Also moving above Cardiff City Ladies into 2nd place are Charlton Athletic Women with a home win against Portsmouth FC Ladies on Sunday. Charley Clifford putting the home side ahead on the 3rd minute. Samantha Quayle scoring for Portsmouth midway through the 1st half saw the sides go into the dressing room 1-1 at half-time. Charlton going on to take a 3 goal lead in the 2nd half before Portsmouth reduced the deficit late in the game. Kit Graham scoring to see Charlton go 2-1 on 64 minutes. Charlotte Lee adding a goal on 78 minutes with Clifford adding to her 1st half strike scoring on 83 minutes. Sarah Kempson pulling the goal back for Portsmouth in injury time as they go down 4-2.

In the other match in the FAWPL Southern Division it was a clash between the bottom 2 with West Ham United Ladies travelling to Uxbridge to play Queens Park Rangers Ladies. Julie Melfard giving the visitors an early lead scoring in the 7th minute. The lead lasted just 10 minutes Jenny Critchley finding the back of the net for Queens Park Rangers to level things up, that the way it stayed until the final whistle, Queens Park Rangers earning their 2nd point of the season the gap to West Ham United remains 3 points with a game in hand.

FAWPL South East Division One

gm-no32 Top of the table Cambridge United WFC saw their run of 8 straight league victories come to an end at the weekend a trip down to Kent to play Gillingham FC Ladies who themselves maintained their unbeaten start to the season. The home side taking an early lead Emma Tune fouled outside the box then stepping up to take the free-kick sending the ball into the back of the net. Cambridge came back to level on the half-hour Nicole Perschky making it 1-1. Gillingham went on to take a lead into the dressing room at half-time, April Bowers (pictured) scoring with 2 minutes left in the 1st half. 2 goals in 2 minutes from Gillingham midway through the 2nd half saw them pull in front a 2 goal advantage with Emily Symond and Amy Taylor on target to make it 4-1 in what would be her last game for Gillingham with her loan spell from Brighton coming to an end alongside Vicky Ashton-Jones. Gillingham taking the 3 points unbeaten with 7 played, in 6th place have 3 games in hand on most of the sides above them. Cambridge remain top spot.

Their lead however is reduced to 2 points after a win for 2nd placed AFC Wimbledon Ladies on Sunday away to Enfield Town Ladies. Were a goal down early in the game however as Enfield led after just 3 minutes. Captain Jess Trimnell scored for Wimbledon to level it up on 26 minutes only for Enfield to get back into the lead 6 minutes later led at half time. Laura Curtis got it back to 2-2 for Wimbledon on 58 minutes, the score level going into injury time only for Georgia Heasman to score the winning goal for Wimbledon 2 minutes into injury time to see them take the 3 points with a 3-2 victory, coming on in the 73rd minute to make her 1st team debut.

3rd placed Milton Keynes Dons Ladies travelled to 4th placed Actonians Ladies on Sunday the 2 sides sharing the points with a 1-1 draw. Both the goals coming in the 1st half, Carla Williams with the goal for Actonians Ladies. Rebecca Vass on target for Milton Keynes Dons Ladies. 1-1 was also the score between Stevenage Ladies and 5th placed Luton Town Ladies. The side bottom of the FAWPL South East Division One getting their 2nd point of the season. Stevenage took the lead captain, Donna McGuigan putting them 1 up. Conceded a late penalty to deny them their 1st lead win of the season, Zara Carroll scoring from the spot to make it 1-1 was later sent off for Luton.

Ipswich Town Ladies got back to winning ways in the league on Sunday and move up 2 places in the table in the process up to 7th win an away win against Denham United Ladies. Ipswich Town were a goal down at the break however, Lauren Cox scoring for Denham United in the 1st half. Ipswich coming back to level thing’s up Laura Guyon scoring for the 2nd successive match since joining from C&K Basildon Ladies. The winner coming in the 90th minute Lindsay Cooper with the goal her 1st of the season to see Ipswich Town take the 3 points.

Capital Women’s Cup

Postponed from last Sunday, Crystal Palace Ladies were at home playing their Capital Women’s Cup quarter final tie against Camden Town Ladies. Reach the semi-finals of the competition where they will be at home to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies in the New Year racking up a double figure winning scoreline. Lilli Maple netting herself 4 goals. Rochelle Shakes also scoring a hat-trick with a goal each for Megan Goss, Pamela McRoberts and Alma Donohoe also on target in a comfortable 10-0 win.

The Round-Up – FAWPL/FA Women’s Cup 20/11/16

The Round-Up

FAWPL/FA Women’s Cup – Sunday 20th November

  The Round-Up is going to have a different feel about it this weekend everything that happened on the pitch will still be covered only with it being a County Cup weekend you might not find your team where you’d expect it to be. If indeed it managed to play at all with Storm Angus blowing across the country overnight on Saturday and into Sunday morning leaving several pitches unplayable, that said there’s still a good amount of football to cover and a few teams picking up their 1st long awaited win.

FAWPL South East Division One

Two league matches scheduled for Sunday in the FAWPL Southern Division didn’t survive the weather with both West Ham United Ladies v Lewes Ladies & Swindon Town Ladies v C&K Basildon postponed. Just the one league game scheduled in FAWPL SouthEast Division One with AFC Wimbledon Ladies playing host to Luton Town Ladies. 2nd v 5th going into the match Luton took an early lead 16-year-old Jodie Bellinger putting them ahead. Held onto the lead until half-hour mark, Laura Low getting the goal to put AFC Wimbledon back on level terms. Luton quickly retook the lead a long range strike from Shanice Jimenez to see Luton lead 2-1 at the break. 

AFC Wimbledon came back to level early in the 2nd half awarded a penalty captain Jess Trimnell scoring from the spot to make it 2-2. Again Luton got themselves into the lead with 20 minutes left Jess McKay on target and this time instead of conceding extended their lead Bellinger with her 2nd of the game to see Luton win 4-2 to leave with the 3 points remain 5th in the table but close the gap on the 4 sides above them to a single point.

FA Women’s Cup

Last weekend saw the 4th Round Qualifying of the FA Women’s Cup take place a few ties were postponed from that weekend being moved to this one of those was an all FAWPL South East Division One clash between Norwich City Ladies & Lowestoft Town Ladies, local rivals the match scheduled at Plantation Park had been called off due to a waterlogged pitch and with Storm Angus in town the prospects didn’t look good again, however it did survive, the pitch wet and muddy with a light rain that would build during the 1st half, Lowestoft Town Ladies adapted to the conditions the quicker creating chances up front the dead lock broken just as the wind and rain grew the worst from a corner kick Gemma Moore curling the ball straight into the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Lowestoft at half-time.

By time the 2nd half kicked off the rain had disappeared was a total contrast and so were Norwich who started the half strongly pressing Lowestoft back into their own half, getting the scores level Paige Shorten latching onto a ball outside the box, rifling it into the back of the net. Natasha Snelling turned the ball home from close range off a corner to put Norwich 2-1 up. Lowestoft responded going up the other end winning a corner Moore proving her inswinging ball was no fluke as it again curled towards the far post hitting it this time rebounding back out into the six yard box defender Abbie Everson sending the ball over the line to make it 2-2. 


Vital saves from both goalkeepers, Eilish Brogan for Lowestoft and Norwich’s Fiona Coombes saw the tie end all square after 90 minutes and go into extra-time. In the 1st period of extra-time Cassie Craddock sent a shot in from 25 yards out up and over the keeper to score give Lowestoft the lead. Back came Norwich Chelsea Garrett scoring from distance to make it 3-3 the 2nd period of extra-time didn’t see another goal the tie would be decided by penalties. Both sides missing a penalty at 3-3 Norwich scored there 5th Lowestoft’s hit the crossbar. Norwich winning the shootout to go through to the 1st Round Proper where they will be at home to AFC Wimbledon Ladies.

  The game was covered by the Supporting Women’s Football Blog and the match report can be found in the previous post or by clicking on the link below.

Norwich City Ladies v Lowestoft Town Ladies

Capital Women’s Cup

Sneaking the quarter finals of the Capital Women’s Cup into this Round-Up as the 4 ties feature 6 sides competing in the FAWPL Southern and South East Division One. One was lost to the weather with Crystal Palace Ladies hosting Camden Town Ladies, they will try again next Sunday.

 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies were away in the quarter finals of the Capital Women’s Cup playing lower league opponents Leyton Orient WFC. Held the FAWPL Southern Division joint leaders to a goalless 1st half, Tottenham breaking the stalemate 11 minutes into the 2nd half defender Renee Hector putting the ball into the back of the net. Made sure of the win in the final minute Wendy Martin scoring the goal to see Tottenham into the semi-finals of the competition. 

Capital Women’s Cup holders Charlton Athletic Women are also through to the semi-finals with an away win against Denham United Ladies on Sunday a league between the sides Charlton got off to a good start Kit Graham putting them into the lead inside the opening 10 minutes. Katie Flack doubled the lead midway though the 1st half Graham with her 2nd goal of the game on 28 minutes Charley Clifford making it 4-0 2 minutes before half-time. Flack netting her 2nd goal of the game in the 2nd half rounded off a 5-0 win for the visiting side to see them continue the defence of the trophy.

Was FAWPL South East Division One taking on FAWPL Southern opposition in the other quarter final ties with the lower league side coming out on top to reach the semi-finals, Actonians Ladies at home to Queens Park Rangers Ladies. Alessandra Barreca giving Actonians Ladies a 1-0 lead at the break. Melissa Jung doubled the lead in the 2nd half, Actonians conceding a late goal in injury time Mariko Engels scoring for QPR winning 2-1 to progress.

The semi-final draw for the Capital Women’s Cup has been made with the ties to be played Sunday 19th February and are as follows

Crystal Palace Ladies or Camden Town Ladies v Tottenham Hotspur Ladies

Charlton Athletic Women v Actonians Ladies