The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 12/03/17

The Round-Up

Beds & Herts – Sunday 12th March

Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup Final

The 1st County Cup of the season took place at The County Ground in Letchworth. Stevenage Ladies from FAWPL South East Division One taking on Royston Town Ladies playing in the league below the ERWFL Premier Division. A 3rd successive final for Stevenage Ladies winning it for the 1st time 2 seasons ago. Royston Town beaten finalists in the 2013/14 Final.

Royston Town started positively looking to press a high line keep Stevenage back in their own half. As Stevenage settle they found space in behind strikers Bolu Fisher and Rosy Woodhams found space in behind Royston Town goalkeeper Emma D’Costa with some important saves. Eventually the pressure told however and Stevenage scored just after the half hour mark Woodhams on hand inside the box to receive the ball from Fisher after D’Costa had stopped her getting a shot away herself Woodhams putting the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

  A narrow advantage for Stevenage at the break, they were soon in control of the final scoring twice early in the 2nd half. Defender Dominique Godbeer heading the ball home at the near post from a corner before Woodhams got her 2nd of the game running towards goal as D’Costa came sliding in to gather the ball lost it Woodhams going on beyond her to put the ball into the back of the net.

Stevenage Ladies, Rosy Woodhams celebrating after scoring her 2nd goal (photo credit Kevin Richards)

  Royston Town despite being 3-0 down created chances late in the game Sammy Tinsley striking the post from long range, Harriet Smith getting into the box threatened to pull a goal back no to be however as Stevenage hit them on the counter in injury time captain Donna McGuigan firing the ball into the top corner the final whistle blowing Stevenage Ladies celebrate winning the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup for the 2nd time. You can view some excellent pictures taken of the game by Kevin Richards by clicking on the link to his album from the day below

The game was covered by the Supporting Women’s Football Blog too and you can read the full match report on this site or by clicking on the link below 

Stevenage Ladies 4-0 Royston Town Ladies

Congratulations to at Stevenage Ladies winners of this season’s Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup


Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

St Albans Ladies remain top of Beds & Herts Division One on 27 points ahead of Sandy Ladies on goal difference after picking up a good win away from home on Sunday taking on 3rd placed Garston Ladies goals from Megan Samuel and a penalty put away by Ellie Lovelock seeing them to a 2-1 win. Bobbi Rhodes with the goal for Garston Ladies. Top of the table with 2 matches left to play the league has been competitive all season maximum points from those games and anything is possible.

   Sandy Ladies in 2nd spot stay level on points with St Albans Ladies have two games more to play however were beaten by Letchworth away from home almost a month ago a slight wobble losing again before beating Bishops Stortford Ladies away from hoe allowed others to catch them up. 3 wins on the bounce had seen Letchworth climb off the bottom of the Division One table. Away to Sandy this Sunday that winning run was brought to an end. Sandy winning the match 4-2 to collect the 3 points, Chloe Reeves scoring twice, Katie Seldon and Amber Williams also scoring.

  Sherrardswood Ladies climb above Garston Ladies into 3rd in Division One with their 3rd straight win were away from home on Sunday playing Bishops Stortford Ladies whose own title hopes took a knock as they were narrowly beaten 3-2 by Sherrardswood. Broghan McHale and a Lauren Maynard penalty for Bishops Stortford. Laura Cousins scored in the 1st half for Sherrardswood with Francesca Novelli scoring with 15 minutes left Laurie Marris scoring their 3rd goal in the last 10 minutes of the game.

  Letchworth’s good form plus a lack of league points gained so far in 2017 had seen Houghton Athletic Ladies slip down the table was a clash between the bottom two then on Sunday as Houghton Athletic hosted bottom side Hitchin Town Ladies. Got back to winning ways in the league with both Charlotte Ross and Holly Thomson scoring in a 2-0 win that lifts Houghton Athletic up 2 places into 6th in the Division One table.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two league leaders Watton Ladies were held to a goalless draw by Flitwick Ladies the point enough to lift Flitwick a place into 4th spot in the table. 

2nd placed Panshanger Ladies closed the gap to Watton Ladies to a single point on Sunday were playing their final league game of the season at the weekend hosting previous league leaders Hitchin Belles. The visitors getting off to a great start going 1-0 up early on Shannon Page with the goal. Panshanger responded well however pulling it back to 1-1 before 10 minutes were played Chemise Huitson getting the goal, Huitson went on to add a 2nd of the game 10 minutes later to hand Panshanger the lead taking her tally past 20 for the season. Ellie Burke scoring twice inside the opening 15 minutes of the 2nd half to see Panshanger win 4-1. A very good league campaign following promotion last season amongst the top sides in the division leading for a spell themselves, a good platform to take into next season.

Elsewhere in Division Two the bottom sides Evergreen Ladies and Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets met both on 4 points going into the game the next was won by a single goal Annelie Ramsey scoring in the 20th minute for away side Woburn & Wavendon to put them 3 points clear of Evergreen. And although Panshanger Ladies have completed their league fixtures their is still plenty of games left in the league 6th placed Royston Town Ladies Reserves in particular have 6 games left. 


Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

 One game played in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three this Sunday and it was a great result for Wheathamsted Ladies at home beating Potters Bar United Ladies 7-0 their 2nd successive league win too as they move onto 9 points. 2 goals each for Sophia Pidgeon and Shauna Smith. plus a goal each for Sandra Knias, Libby Quinn and Jackie Sheridan.