The Round-Up – ERWFL 22/10/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd October

Well unfortunately it’s bad news to start another Round-Up for the 2nd week running following the news Sandy Ladies from Beds & Herts Division One has folded after 14 season’s another side made the announcement this weekend with ERWFL Premier Division side Colchester Town Ladies folding their senior side. Struggling for players were league cup winners just 2 season’s ago a tough call as ever for any side to make wish everyone involved with the club all the best for the future.

Colchester Town Ladies celebrating winning the ERWFL League Cup in 2016

ERWFL Premier Division

Colchester Town Ladies folding will see some adjustment to the ERWFL Premier Division table. Leaders Writtle Ladies were at home on Sunday looking to make it 7 seven straight league wins keep ahead of rivals Billericay Town Ladies. Were hosting Brentwood Town Ladies. Courtney Clarke and Amy Simmons scoring for Writtle Ladies, Brentwood scoring twice too Leah Cowan and Georgia Holdaway on target. The points shared Brentwood holding on after going down to 10 players for over 45 minutes after a nasty injury to Cowan suffering ligament damage and a possible fractured ankle. Wishing her all the best for a speedy recovery.

Writtle dropping points at the top of the table didn’t cost them however as they are no the only unbeaten side in the ERWFL Premier Division. 2nd placed Billericay Town Ladies seeing their 100% winning start in the league come to an end away to Cambridge City Ladies who have turned their form around in the league with a 3rd straight league win all by 2 goals to one to push on it 4th spot in the table. Goals from Charlotte Gillies and Bella Simmons enough to take all 3 points with Paris Smith getting the goal for Billericay Town.

AFC Dunstable Ladies are another side in the ERWFL Premier Division rediscovering their form after a shaky start to the season as low as 10th at one point a 2nd straight league win at home to Lowestoft Town Ladies sees them keep hold of 5th position. Charlotte South netting a hat-trick at Creasey park there were goals too for Danielle Carty, Beth Stanton and Claudia Attenborough in a 7-1 win. Nicole Sheldrake with the Lowestoft goal.

   Colney Heath Ladies travelled up to Suffolk at the weekend to play AFC Sudbury Ladies. A goal from Holly Sheridan saw them leading the contest 1-0 at half-time. Couldn’t hold onto the lead 2nd half with Sudbury levelling the scores from a corner kick Rebecca Chandler putting the ball into the back of the net to see the sides take a point each.

  In the end there were points dropped for all three sides in the top 3 of the ERWFL Premier Division with Acle United Ladies having to settle for a point at home to Royston Town Ladies on Sunday. A bright start Acle taking a first half lead with new signing Naomi Cooper from Nottingham Forest coming off the bench to send the ball past the Royston keeper on 35 minutes to give the hosts a 1-0 lead at the break. Becky Shephard levelled the scores for Royston early in the 2nd half. A battling performance seeing them keep Acle from getting back in front to take a point home from the game needed too with Colchester folding they are occupying bottom spot.

ERWFL Division One North

ERWFL Division One North leaders King’s Lynn Town Ladies made the long trip down to Essex to face bottom side Silver End United Ladies with just 10 players available. Despite this a hard working and spirited performance saw them come away with all 3 points a double from Vikttorija Burkauskaite securing a narrow 2-1 win. Lindsey Cowell netting the goal for Silver End.

The win made all the better as the 3 points extend King’s Lynn’s lead at the top of the table to 4 points after 2nd placed Ipswich Wanderers Ladies lost heavily away to Wymondham Town Ladies finally returning to league action after their recent cup distractions. The two sides drawing 2-2 at Ipswich Wanderers on the opening game of the season a different story this time around, Ipswich Wanderers affected by injuries Wymondham Town are in great form scoring plenty of goals and that continued, Laura Nicholls top scoring with 5 in the match, their were hat-tricks too for Mollie O’Callaghan and Nadine Basson the latter starting on the bench. Alice Collins and Brooke Moreno also getting on the scoresheet in a 13-2 win. Jade Horne and Michelle Taylor-Allum scoring the goals for Ipswich Wanderers.

ERWFL Division One South

  6 straight league wins now for Stevenage Ladies Reserves in ERWFL Division One South sees them open up an huge 9 point lead at the top of the table and yet to concede a goal in those 6 games either as their goals scored reached 40! At home at the weekend taking on Harlow Town Ladies who they had beaten 1-0 at the Harlow Arena earlier in the season a late winning goal finally ending Harlow’s 2 season winning run. Once again it was a single goal that took all 3 points this Sunday, Hayley Wood Thompson scoring for Stevenage to keep up their 100% winning start to the season.

   Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies move above Harlow Town Ladies into 2nd in the ERWFL Division One South table after they to won at the weekend to maintain their own 100% winning start to the league albeit having played 3 matches as a pose to Stevenage’s 6. At home to Essex rivals Hutton Ladies for the 3rd time in their last 4 games the previous two in cup competitions narrowly winning both they won for a 3rd time coming back from being 2-1 down at the break goals from Sophie Dowman, Eloise Ives and Abbie Simmonds seeing them win the 2nd half 4-2.

  A 1st league win of the season takes Hertford Town Ladies off the bottom of the ERWFL Division One South as they won away to Bishops Stortford Ladies having lost to their Hertfordshire rivals 3 times already this season in league and cup. A brace for Donna Watts sealing a 2-0 win.