The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 19/03/17

The Round-Up

Beds & Herts – Sunday 19th March

Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup

This Sunday saw the semi-finals of the Beds & Herts Women’s League Cup being held and saw two contrasting ties played. In the all Division One tie Bishops Stortford Ladies were hosting Houghton Athletic Ladies the two sides going all the way goalless after the 90 minutes the game headed into extra-time and was just 5 minutes away from penalties when the stale-mate was broken Shakeela Hussian finding the back of the net to send Houghton Athletic Ladies into the final of the league Cup for the 1st time. 

 A 7 goal thriller in contrast in the other League Cup semi-final with Hitchin Town Ladies from Division One hosting Division Two leaders, Watton Ladies both looking to reach the League Cup for the 1st time. Watton Ladies in good form going for promotion took the lead in the semi-final, Hitchin Town coming back to level before half-time. In the 2nd half Watton scored twice to go 3-1 up Hitchin Town pulling it back to 2-3 before conceding a 4th goal. Pulling it back to 3-4, Watton Ladies held on for the win to reach the League Cup Final.

The League Cup Final between Houghton Athletic Ladies and Watton Ladies is scheduled to be played Sunday 7th May at AFC Kempston Rovers, best of luck to both sides.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

St Albans Ladies continue to lead Beds & Herts Women’s Division One ahead of 2nd placed Sandy Ladies on goal difference with a 4-0 home win against Letchworth Garden City Eagles on Sunday. Sophie Monahan took her goals tally to the season to 9 from 12 appearances with a brace in the game. with Sophie Lawrence and Holly Rossington both scoring their 2nd goal of the season. One league game left for St Albans away to Hitchin Town on the 23rd April those below them all have games in hand how crucial a game it will be will become apparent in the coming weeks.

 Sandy Ladies put a dent in Garston Ladies own title hopes as they beat the 4th placed side at home this Sunday to keep neck on neck with St Albans Ladies at the top of Division One. Amber Williams bagged herself a brace to move into double figure for goals scored this season from 13 appearances. Chloe Reeves also scoring in the game to take her onto 9 for the season. 3-1 the winning score for Sandy, Jane Hales on target for Garston Ladies. 

  3rd placed Sherrardswood Ladies keep pace with the leading pair winning away from home to keep the gap to 3 points have games in hand on both those above. Were away at the weekend playing Sharnbrook WFC, 2 early goals in the game Francesca Novelli putting Sherrardswood 1-0 up in the 3rd minute. Sian Cunningham scoring for Sharnbrook just 2 minutes later to make it 1-1 where the scores remained until half-time. Sherrardswood scoring the winning goal mid-way through the 2nd half awarded a penalty, Laurie Marris stepping up to take the spot kick and putting the ball into the back of the net for her 15th goal of the season.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two 

Hitchin Belles were playing their final league game of the season at home against Flitwick Ladies on Sunday who had dropped down the table after leading the way early on with just 2 points from their last 5 league games. A good run of form had seen Hitchin Belles go top of the Division Two table for a spell too. Ended their league campaign with a defeat however as Flitwick won the match 2-0 with both goals scored by Faye Moxon the win lifting Flitwick up to 3rd in the Division Two table.

 Both the bottom sides continue to pick up points towards the later end of the season, bottom side Evergreen Ladies close the gap on Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues to just a point with a good win away from home against Royston Town Ladies Reserves. The final score 2-0 to the visitors

Woburn  Wavendon Lionesses Clarets were at home n Sunday taking on Garston Ladies FC 96 who are often involved in a high scoring game. In 5th place Garston had a game in hand on leaders Watton with a 6 point gap to close. Captain, Jade Roberts scored twice for Garston in the game with Holly Jury also scoring to make it 3 wasn’t enough in the end to take all 3 points as unbeaten in the league in 3 games picking up 7 points from 9 scored 3 aswell to earn a share of the points with Charlotte Demmon scoring in the 1st half and Lauren Revell scoring twice at either end of the 2nd half.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three 2nd placed Evergreen Eagles were away to Shefford Town & Campton Ladies on Sunday close the gap to league leaders Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues to 3 points courtesy of a 3-0 victory Samantha Takis moving onto 12 goals from 10 appearances with a brace with Samantha Feeney also getting on the scoresheet.

A 3rd successive league win propels Wheathamstead Ladies up into 3rd place in the table and having won 7-0 at home last Sunday against Potters Bar United Ladies they repeat the feat again this Sunday away to Crawley Green Ladies. Sophia Pidgeon moving into double figures scoring a hat-trick. Libby Quinn netting herself a brace as well as Sabrina Monastero, one of her 2 goals coming from the penalty spot.