The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 26/03/17

The Round-Up

Beds & Herts – Sunday 26th March

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

The top two weren’t in league action this Sunday, 3rd placed Sherrardswood Ladies had the chance to join joint leaders St Albans Ladies and Sandy Ladies on 30 points as they travelled to play 4th placed Garston Ladies instead as has often been the case this season the results sees the sides bunch up again as Garston Ladies edged the win to take all 3 points. 2nd half goals from Laura Cousins and Manjinder Atwal for Sherrardswood not enough as they were beaten 3-2 by Garston. Kelly Kirwan netting a brace with Bobbi Rhodes also finding the back of the net. Moves Garston onto 24 points 6 points behind the leading pair with 5 games left to play.

Also moving on to 24 points in 5th are Bishops Stortford Ladies who have 6 games left to play in the league. Were away to the side that had knocked them out of the league cup semi-final last Sunday, Houghton Athletic Ladies the home side scoring twice with Charlotte Cook and Jodie Patterson getting the goals. Brooke White scored twice for Bishops Stortford. Kathryn Stanley and Natasha Coppin also on target in a 4-2 victory. 6 points between the top 5 sides going to be a few twists and turns yet in the race for the title.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two leaders Watton Ladies are now 1 win away from becoming league champions. Were at home this Sunday playing 2nd bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Clarets, Samantha Edgar took her goals tally for the season to 12 with a brace in the match. Kerry-Anne Paul scoring her 1st of the season too with top scorer Francesca Smithers also on target for her 30th goal of the season in a 4-2 win. Alexandra Miller and Annelie Ramsey scoring for Woburn. 2 points clear at the top on 26, Watton can still be caught by 5th placed Garston Ladies FC 96 and 6th placed Royston Town Ladies Reserves who both have games in hand however victory away to Royston Town this Sunday for Watton will see them take the title.

Flitwick Ladies climbed into 2nd spot in the Division Two table ending their campaign on 24 points as they won away from home against bottom side Evergreen Ladies on Sunday. Faye Moxon, Flitwick’s top scorer this season with 9 scoring along with a goal for Henny Horsler to win 2-0. Final position is all important in the leagues as they are adjusted for the new season and may yet be promoted.

The Chris Renshaw Trophy

 A new secondary cup competition added to the Beds & Herts leagues this season kicked-off this weekend, The Chris Renshaw Trophy. 15 sides entered into the 1st Round. Sandy Ladies given a bye to the quarter finals. St Albans Ladies and Evergreen Eagles were both awarded home wins to also progress. Shefford Town & Campton Ladies will face Flitwick Ladies in the 1st Round this coming Sunday. That left four 1st Round ties played on Sunday.

  Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three side Wheathamstead Ladies were away to Letchworth Garden City Eagles in the 1st Round took their Division One opponents all the way to penalties before eventually being knocked out. Both sides scoring twice in the 90 to see it end 2-2 Emily Jamieson and Ellie Watson scoring for Letchworth, Jenna Wynne and Shauna Smith with Wheathamstead’s goals. Letchworth winning the penalty shootout 3-2 to progress.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One side, Sharnbrook WFC are safely through to the quarter finals to with a comfortable home win against Division Two side Garston Ladies FC 96 this Sunday. Sian Cunningham opening the scoring in the 10th minute. Charlotte Mullins added a 2nd 4 minutes later. The rest of Sharnbrook’s goals coming 2nd half, Emma Butler ad Claire Smith both scoring a brace with Mullins also adding a 2nd goal to her name in a 7-1 win. Holly Jury scoring the goal for Garston.

 An all Division Two clash in the 1st Round between Hitchin Belles and Panshanger Ladies who have both completed their league campaign, looking to extend their season with a cup win it was home side Hitchin who opened the scoring. Panshanger drew level in 1st half injury time going on to take the lead 5 minutes into the 2nd half. Hitchin came back to level it at 2-2 before taking the lead late on grabbing another to win the game 4-2 a Panshanger pushed for a goal Chemise Huitson ending her campaign with 22 goals with the 1st half goal for Panshanger, Ellie Burke with her 10th goal of the season scoring in the 2nd half. Shannon Page scoring a brace in the game for Hitchin Belles moves onto 24 goals for the season.

In the other 1st Round tie played it was an all Division Three match up with leaders Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues away to Potters Bar United Ladies. Goals from Madison Drewett, Amy Gibbins, Carrie Mancini and Lauren Stewart seeing the visitors progress into the quarter finals with a 4-0 win.

The quarter finals of The Chris Renshaw Trophy are scheduled to be played Sunday 9th April and are as follows;-

Hitchin Belles v St Albans Ladies

Sandy Ladies v Letchworth Garden City Eagles

Shefford Town & Campton Ladies or Flitwick Ladies v Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues

Evergreen Eagles v Sharnbrook WFC