The Round-Up – ERWFL 29/01/17

The Round-Up

ERWFL – Sunday 29th January

ERWFL Premier Division

 A mixed bag of fortunes fixture wise across both divisions of the ERWFL this weekend with 4 games scheduled in each, both seeing 2 fixtures all foul of the weather. One sides loss is another gain however and with the top 2 Bedford Ladies & Haringey Borough Women seeing their match postponed it was a great opportunity for 3rd placed AFC Dunstable Ladies level on points with 2nd placed Bedford a point behind leaders Haringey Borough a win would take them top of the table. A trip up to Cambridgeshire to play bottom side Histon Ladies at the Glassworld Stadium. Dunstable took an early lead going 1-0 on 13 minutes. Histon pulled it back level almost immediately Kate Saunders scoring 2 minutes later. That was as good as it got for the home side however as Dunstable went on to score twice more in the 1st half to lead 3-1 at the break, 2 more goals followed for the visitors early in the 2nd half with a 6th and 7th goal added on the 70th and 75th minute. The 7-1 win seeing Dunstable lead the table clear by 2 points. Have played 4 more games than 2nd placed Haringey Borough but for now are in possession of top spot.

 In the other game in the region to beat the weather in the Premier Division it was an all Essex affair between Colchester Town Ladies at home to Billericay Town Ladies, despite a battling performance by the side 2nd bottom in the table, it was Billericay Town who came home with all 3 points in the back, Vicky Kinsman with a goal in each half in a 2-0 win.

ERWFL Division One

 Two games also fell foul of the weather in ERWFL Division One, one of those Cambridge City Ladies match away to Stevenage Ladies Reserves. Despite that however Cambridge City Ladies are back into the lead in the table after previous leaders Offley & Stopsley Women were deducted 4 points that sees them drop down the table into 4th place. At the moment do not know what the points deduction was for but will endeavour to find out. Were level on points with Cambridge City on 27 points previously.

The leaders are joined at the top with another side going level with them on 27 points as 4th placed Colney Heath Ladies come back from a goal down at half-time to win and take all 3 points in the 2nd half. Were away on Sunday playing Essex side Silver End United Ladies who were playing their 1st game on home soil since November 2016. Stephanie Burder scoring for Silver End United to see them lead at half-time. Colney Heath Ladies came back strongly 2nd half, captain Sophie Joseph drawing the scores level before putting the ball home for her 2nd of the match to give the away side the lead. Jennifer Mansfield with her 1st goal of the season making it 3-1 to seal the victory and see Colney Heath Ladies become joint leaders in Division One.

 In the other game in Division One, Hertford Town Ladies and Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies playing in muddy conditions drew 0-0.