The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 02/04/17

The Round-Up

Cambridgeshire – Sunday 2nd April

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

New leader in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this weekend as Netherton United Ladies go top of the table for the 1st time this season on goal difference over Newmarket Town Ladies without kicking a ball. Were due to play Bar Hill Ladies at home when their opponents pulled out of the fixture they were awarded the home win, with dates to get fixtures in running out.

 With Newmarket Town Ladies not playing this weekend and 3rd placed Cambridge United WFC Reserves in cup action it gave Cambridge University Women in 4th place a chance to close the gap on the top 3 playing away to ICA Sports Ladies. All of the visitors goals coming in the 2nd half Taylor Lynn-Jones scoring on 67 minutes. Amanda Wainwright netted a brace with a goal from Ceylon Hickman squeezed in between her goals. Megan Purnell scoring for ICA Sports Ladies, Cambridge University winning 4-1 move onto 18 points 1 behind Cambridge United WFC and 6 off the leading pair. Have games in hand on both Netherton United and Newmarket very much involved in the title battle.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

Cambridge United WFC Reserves had already booked their place in this season’s League Cup Final were vying for a place in the Women’s Junior Invitation Cup Final this Sunday defending the trophy were at home to Championship North side Wisbech Town Ladies who they beat in last season’s final. A goal from Liz Pamplin along with a double for Teonie Peyton sealing a 3-1 victory for Cambridge United WFC to see them into yet another final. Kimberly Fairweather scoring the goal for Wisbech Town. An all Cambridge final in the Junior Invitation Cup their opponents Cambridge City Ladies new Development side who were also celebrating this weekend (I’ll get onto that in a bit) The Final to be played Weds 13th April further details to follow.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

 In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North, league leaders, March Town United Ladies maintained their unbeaten record in a high scoring win away to Swineshead Institute Ladies on Sunday. Livvi Hodges putting the visitors into the lead inside the opening 2 minutes. Swineshead didn’t take long to get back on level terms Kirsty Hewitt making it 1-1. Hodges was on target to restore March’s lead however the sides went into the changing rooms all square at the break, Ellie Spendlow scoring to make it 2-2 for Swineshead just before the half-time whistle.

March Town United Ladies POM, Livvi Hodges (photo credit Gary Reed)

 Swineshead took the lead for the 1st time in the game in the opening minute of the 2nd half Spendlow netting her 2nd of the game. March didn’t take long to respond Hodges completing her hat-trick pulling the sides level again then found the back of the net again from a free-kick to make it 4-3. Gemma Ramsey scoring her 1st ever competitive goal for March extended the lead to 5-3. Pressing for more goals March were then awarded a penalty Shannon Kelly stepping up to score then in the final 10 minutes Pollyanna Harvey a new signing for march from Wisbech St Marys Ladies headed the ball home to complete a 7-3 win. March and Swineshead meet again this coming Sunday in the reverse fixture a 7 point lead at the top of March Town United now unbeaten in 10 games.

The Championship North table looks a bit different from last week as it has since been adjusted for points awarded as home or away wins earlier in the season one of those for Wisbech St Mary Ladies who were in 7th previously a win away from home on Sunday seeing them up to 2nd with 3 further points added to their season’s total. Away to Ketton Ladies this weekend picked up a great result away from home to move above 4th placed Ketton courtesy of a 4-0 away win.

 Boston United Ladies move up to 5th in the Championship North table after the weekends results were on their travels playing Hungate Rovers Ladies this Sunday. New signing Tracey Duxbury-Mead scored twice in the game taking her on 4 goals from 3 appearances. Ella Marie Mcororey and Stephanie Powell also getting a goal each as Boston United ran out 4-1 winners. Katy Walkey scoring the goal for Hungate Rovers.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

Cambridge City Ladies Development side clinched the Cambridgeshire Championship South title with 3 games left to play in their 1st season together this weekend and having reached the Junior Invitation Cup Final could yet be celebrating a league and cup double. Won at home on Sunday taking on Cambridge Rangers a brace for Megan Tonks along with a goal a piece for Erin Fox, India Duffy and Anna Wilson seeing them to a 5-0 win. Congratulations to Cambridge City Ladies on their title success.

Plenty of goals too elsewhere in the Championship South as Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves climbed back into 2nd above Milton Ladies winning at home against bottom side Orton Rangers Ladies. Winning the match 6-0 they had 6 different names on the scoresheet. Captain Joeli Kirby, Dominika Szary, Hollie Turner, Siobhan White, Yasmin Woodfield and Elicia Cooper.

   8 goal were shared between Isleham United Ladies and Milton Ladies on Sunday both having to settle for a share of the points too drawing the game 4-4! At home Isleham United had for different goalscorers, with Vicky Beeton, Amy Ellis, Rachael Turner and Laura Todd all finding the back of the net for Milton Carly Dawson scored along with another hat-trick for Kirsty Lemmon-Sparks taking her to 28 goals for the season from just 9 appearances.

  Fulbourn Bluebirds move up to 4th in the Championship South table after they were awarded the home win against Riverside Reserves.