The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 19/03/17

The Round-Up

Cambridgeshire – Sunday 19th March

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup 

This weekend also saw the Women’s County Cup competition reach the semi-finals stage in Cambridgeshire too. Current holders Cambridge United WFC are determined to keep there iron grip on the cup as they took on familiar foes in a familiar setting in there semi-final away to Histon Ladies (formerly Great Shelford Ladies) who now play at the Glassworld Stadium where previous Invitation Cup Finals have been played. Cambridge United took the lead in the 11th minute striker Sarah Wiltshire curling home a free-kick, starting the game as she looks to return to match fitness after so recently giving birth. 1-0 was the lead for Cambridge at the break.

  2nd half the visitors had control of the game scoring 2 goals within the 1st 5 minutes of the restart, Wiltshire making it 2-0 in the 48th minute then captain Laura Bright added their 3rd from a corner 2 minutes later. Nicole Perschky made it 4-0 in the 62nd minute, the best saved till the last as midfielder Dawn Mallett scored a superb goal flicking the ball on twice before volleying it over the keeper to score with 2 minutes of the 90 left. Well worth a watch take yourself over to Cambridge United’s twitter feed (@CambridgeUtdWFC) to see for yourself. The 5-0 victory seeing Cambridge United WFC into yet another Invitation Cup Final.

 It will be an all Cambridge Invitation Cup Final this time around as ERWFL Division One leaders, Cambridge City Ladies booked their final spot winning at home against Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side St Ives Town Ladies on Sunday however they did so with a nervous finish after getting themselves into a commanding 4-0 lead with goals from Charlotte Gillies, Sarah Mosley, Carla Penny and Bella Simmons. The home side were then reduced to 10 players as goalkeeper Tafadzwa Mhunduru was shown a red card. St Ives Town came back into the game goals from Hannah Seymour-Shove, Amy Seymour-Shove and Jorgie Hall getting the score back to 4-3, St Ives Town struck the crossbar too but it was Cambridge City who held on to win it and reach the Invitation Cup Final, date and venue to be announced.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

One game in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this weekend with 2nd placed Netherton United Ladies hosting Peterborough rivals ICA Sports Ladies. A strong wind was a predominate feature for alot of the games in the region this Sunday I’ve observed through social media at The Grange it was no different goalless at the break Netherton United went on to take the lead 8 minutes into the 2nd half Sasha Haw scoring with what would prove to be the winning goal. The 3 points seeing Netherton United close the gap on league leader Newmarket Town Ladies to 3 points. You can read Netherton United’s report from the game by clicking on the link below.

Netherton United Ladies 1-0 ICA Sports Ladies

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North 

 March Town Ladies leading the Cambridgeshire Championship North dropped league points for the 1st time this season although they still remain unbeaten as they were held to a 1-1 draw by visitors Wisbech St Mary Ladies on Sunday. Livvi Hodges netting the goal for March Town after Carlie Knight had given Wisbech St Mary the lead in the 1st half.

That result sees 2nd placed Ketton Ladies close the gap on March Town United Ladies to 4 points as they won away from home beating bottom side Thurlby Tigers 6-1 on Sunday.

 Three successive league wins have propelled Wisbech Town Ladies up the Championship North table into 3rd place after beating Boston United Ladies at home this Sunday had to do it the hard way however after going a goal down Victoria Bradford scoring for Boston United. Wisbech Town coming back to win the match 2-1 with goals from Sophie Gutteridge and Emily Stephenson.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

 In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South league leaders Cambridge City Ladies Development are now just 1 win away from securing the title after they racked up a huge win at home on Sunday against bottom side Orton Rangers Ladies. A hat-trick for both Ellie Geoghan and Tegan Wyman. Erin Walusimbi, Megan Tonks and Rachel Littlewood all scored 2 goals each with a goal each for both Erin Fox and Amy Ozakpinar competing a 14-0 win. 

Plenty of goals too in the match between 2nd placed Milton Ladies and 3rd placed Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves. Kirsty Lemmon-Sparks was back amongst the goals for Milton scoring 4 times in the match played at Newmarket with Sam Cousins also getting a goal. However 5 goals wasn’t enough to get all 3 points as Newmarket Town Reserves responded in kind scoring 5 themselves to see the points shared. Elicia Cooper with a brace along with goals from Joeli Kirby, Hollie Turner and Siobhan White. 

In the other game played in the Championship South this weekend, Fulbourn Bluebirds at home collected all 3 points against Isleham United Ladies. Katy Luddy scoring a brace in the game, Amy-Louise Chapman also found the back of the net along with an own goal in a 4-0 win seeing them close the gap on 4th placed Isleham United to 3 points.