The Round-Up – ERWFL 19/03/17

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 19th March

ERWFL Premier Division

 Bedford Ladies remain 3 points clear at the top of the ERWFL Premier Division as they won away from home in their penultimate league match of the season. Away from home at the Len Forge Centre in Essex playing 7th placed Brentwood Town Ladies. Leah Cowan scored her 15th goal of the season for Brentwood however Bedford took all 3 points winning 2-1 in the finish with Natasha Fensome and Charlene Moreton scoring their goals. One league game left and it’s HUGE this coming Sunday at home to 2nd placed Haringey Borough Women.

  It was 2nd versus 3rd as this Sunday as Haringey Borough Women travelled to Creasey Park to play AFC Dunstable Ladies. Haringey drew 5-5 with Writtle Ladies last Sunday were looking for the win this time around to keep the gap to Bedford at the top to 3 points. AFC Dunstable have had an excellent league campaign themselves were still in contention for the title themselves providing they could take maximum points from their final two league games and close down a superior goal difference. Those hopes were ended however as despite a 1st half goal from Samaira Khan on the half hour mark that saw the sides level at 1-1 at the break Haringey struck twice in the 2nd half to win the game 3-1 their goals scored by Klesha Darroux along with a brace for Julia Carruthers taking her goals tally for the season to 14. Haringey move onto 36 points 3 behind Bedford but with 2 games in hand. Play Bedford this Sunday will go ahead of them on goal difference should they win end Bedford’s own title hopes. A 3rd side still remains in the Premier Division title mix Acle United Ladies down in 5th have 6 league games left to play should they win them all they themselves could pip Haringey to the title and to add to the excitement both Acle and Haringey as due to meet in their final league games of the season.

A narrow 3-2 defeat at home to Bedford last Sunday ended AFC Sudbury Ladies own slim hopes of chasing down the title. The Suffolk side recovered from that disappointment this Sunday return home from Essex with all 3 points in the bag. Were playing Billericay Town Ladies. Megan Partridge scoring the only goal of the game to see AFC Sudbury to the victory.

   For the 3rd successive league game Writtle Ladies had to settle for a point and not from the lack of scoring goals, it’s just that their opponents have matched them. 3-3 away to Billericay Town Ladies, then 5-5 away to Haringey Borough Women last time out Writtle in 7th were on the road again this weekend travelling to Hertfordshire to play 8th placed Royston Town Ladies. Again it was a high scoring draw with both sides scoring 3 to share the points. Emma Ridings hitting to into the back of the net for Writtle her 1st goals for the club this season, with Sophie Vale also on target with her 18th goal of the campaign. Two goals for Sammy Tinsley (pictured) took her goals tally to 33 for the season for Royston Town with Grace Leslie scoring too to see the points shared. 

ERWFL Division One

A big win on Sunday at home for 2nd placed Colney Heath Ladies, moving back level on 36 points with leaders Cambridge City Ladies who were in County Cup action this weekend. Were hosting 4th placed Offley & Stopsley Women a single goal enough to see all 3 points won. No surprise to see the goalscorer was Holly Sheridan, enjoying a good season in front of goal hitting her 22nd goal of the season to win the game for Colney Heath. Cambridge City Ladies have plenty of games in hand at the top, several scenarios can play out but simply if Colney Heath Ladies win both their remaining league games they will secure 2nd spot at least in the ERWFL Division One table. They’re two remaining games against Stevenage Ladies Reserves.

 Stevenage Ladies Reserves climb 2 places up the ERWFL Division One table after winning at home at the weekend up from 6th to 4th spot and with 4 games left against the top 3 sides will have a huge influence on final standings could yet have played themselves into the promotion picture. At home were playing Ipswich Wanderers Ladies this Sunday won the match 4-0 with 4 different goalscorers. Leah Littlechild, Steffany Cowell, Sherrie Evans and Hannah Marshall all on target.

A strong end to the season from Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies winning their 3rd successive league game at home hosting bottom side Hoddesdon Town Ladies. 2 goals each for Danielle Styles and Georgia Fraser plus a goal for Sophie Dowman seeing the Essex side to a 5-0 win in 8th with 2 matches left Little Thurrock could yet move up a couple more places before the end of the season.