The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 12/02/17

The Round-Up

Beds & Herts – Sunday 12th February

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

A limited fixture list across the Beds & Herts Women’s Division’s this weekend with 2 games beating the weather in both Division One and Two a wipe-out of games in Division Three. Division One was as competitive a league as any last season and again this season it is proving to be the case with leaders Sandy Ladies losing for the 2nd successive match having lost out to bottom side Letchworth Garden City Eagles last Sunday lost away from home this weekend against 5th placed side Garston Ladies beating Sandy 2-1 to move onto 15 points in the middle of the table now 6 points behind the leaders with 3 games in hand. 

Above Garston Ladies 2nd placed side St Albans Ladies 3 points behind leaders Sandy were on the road taking on Bishops Stortford Ladies 3 points further back in 4th spot. Bishops Stortford scored twice in the 1st half to take a 2 goal lead before Sophie Monahan and Ellie Lovelock pulled it back to 2-2 for St Albans Ladies a late goal in the 1st half seeing Bishops Stortford leading at half-time the home side going on to score 2 more in the 2nd half to win 5-2 a brace each for Rosee Golding and Yasmin Smith with Brooke White also on target in the win, the 3 points see Bishops Stortford move up 2 places above St Albans Ladies both on 18 points, Bishops Stortford like Garston have 3 games in hand on leaders Sandy with the gap just 3 points now. More twists and turns to come at the top no doubt in the next few weeks.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Equally intriguing in the battle for top spot in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two with 2 matches being played at the weekend. Hitchin Belles have been on an excellent run of late jumping all the way up to the top of the table. Collecting 10 points from their last 4 league games unbeaten. Were at home against bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets on Sunday had beaten them 4-1 in the reverse fixture 3 weeks ago. Hitchin Belles only had 10 players available for this Sunday’s fixture were to fall 2-0 down inside the opening 15 minutes Woburn & Wavendon with 2 quickfire goals from Dominique Hull and Charlotte Demmon. Demmon went on to score her 2nd on the half hour mark, Emma Payne seeing the visitors leading 4-0 with 5 minutes of the 1st half left. Ruth Fox pulling a goal back for Hitchin Belles just before half-time. It was 4-2 early in the 2nd half with Amy Jack striking the ball home for Hitchin Belles. Demmon extended Woburn & Wavendon’s lead as she completed her hat-trick 15 minutes into the 2nd half. Another goal for Fox late on seeing the league leaders succumb to a 5-3 defeat, the 1st points on the board for Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets moves them off the bottom of the table. You can read Hitchin Belles report from the game by clicking on the link below to take you to their website.

 Evergreen Ladies are now bottom of Division Two after they lost at home to Garston Ladies FC 96 on Sunday. Goals for Lauren Berryman, Leah Crocket and a brace from Jade Roberts seeing Garston going into the half-time break leading 4-0. Connie Coombes scoring a 5th goal for the visitors in the 2nd half before Natalie Maher pulled it back to 5-2 scoring twice for Evergreen Ladies. The win sees Garston Ladies FC 96 leap from 6th to 3rd in the Division Two table. Incredibly tight with 4 points separating the top 5 sides and in 6th 2 points further back Royston Town Ladies Reserves have games in hand on most of the sides above them the title is there for the taking.