The Round-Up – ERWFL 29/10/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 29th October

ERWFL Premier Division

Some adjustment to the ERWFL Premier Division following the sad news of Colchester Town Ladies folding their fixtures no longer counting. That sees previous leaders Writtle Ladies dropping to 2nd behind Billericay Town Ladies, however with the Essex side not in action this weekend Writtle had a chance to return to the top. A tough fixture at home to 3rd placed Acle United Ladies. A great start from the visitors Acle scoring twice trough Naomi Cooper and Laura Holden in the opening 10 minutes to lead 2-0. Megan Todd scoring on the half hour to put Acle in the driving seat at half-time. Holden with her 2nd of the game made it 4-0. Writtle pulling a goal back before Grace Birchall scored two goals in the final 10 minutes to make it 6-1. Writtle pulling another back in stoppage time their goals scorers Leanne Stubbings and Lucy Jones. The 6-2 defeat Writtle’s 1st loss in the league this season. Acle closing the gap on the leaders to 5 points with a game in hand.

    3 successive 2-1 home wins have turned Cambridge City Ladies into potential title chasers in the ERWFL Premier Division up to 4th they were comprehensive winners this Sunday at home to Brentwood Town Ladies who slip to 2nd bottom in the table. Bella Simmons scoring 7 goals for Cambridge City in the match. Stacey Fullicks and Charlotte Gillies both getting 2 goals a piece. Carla Penny and Anna Wilson also scoring in a 13-2 victory. Georgia Holdaway and Rosi Webb scoring the Brentwood goals.

A good point earned away from home against Acle United Ladies last weekend, Royston Town Ladies build upon that result by claiming a 3 points at home against 5th placed AFC Dunstable Ladies this Sunday. Goals from Becky Shephard, Gemma Croucher and Sammy Tinsley securing a 3-0 win.

  Bedford Ladies had lost their previous 3 league games in the Premier Division seeing them slip down the standings, were away to Colney Heath Ladies this Sunday and ran out comfortable winners to move back into 6th place in the table. 8-0 the final score.

   Losing the 3 points from one of their two league wins sees Lowestoft Town Ladies slip to the bottom of the ERWFL Premier Division table. Trying to rebuild and recruit additional players they were hosting AFC Sudbury Ladies this Sunday. A brace from Mia Etheridge along with goals for Charlotte Churchman and Natalie Golding seeing the visitors win all 3 points with a 4-1 win. Hannah Waters scoring for Lowestoft.

ERWFL Division One North

 One match played in ERWFL Division One this weekend with 2nd placed Ipswich Wanderers having suffered a heavy defeat away to Wymondham Town Ladies last weekend at home to Cambridge United WFC Reserves. Had the better of things 1st half this tie around leading the game 2-0 at the break. Cambridge threatening a comeback 2nd half scoring 3 times through Liz Pamplin, Teonie Peyton and Ebony Rule. Ipswich Wanderers just nicking the win however scoring twice more 2nd half to take the 3 points with a 4-3 result taking them back to within a point of leaders King’s Lynn Town Ladies. Their goals scored by Jess Taylor-Allum, Michelle Taylor-Allum, Coral Young and Megan Strickland.

ERWFL Division One South

Likewise there was just the one league game played in ERWFL Division One South this Sunday with Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies hosting Essex side Hutton Ladies. A single goal sealing victory it was scored by Hutton’s Laura Allen giving them their 2nd win from 3 played to move level on points with 3rd placed Harlow Town Ladies.

ERWFL League Cup

Elsewhere the ERWFL Division One sides left in the competition were in action in the 2nd Round of the League Cup. Division One North leaders King’s Lynn Town Ladies were at home to Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies 2nd in Division One South. A goalless 1st half between the sides Tiffany Forshaw struck a brace for King’s Lynn in the 2nd half with Becky Russell and Oksana Imanalijeva also scoring in a 4-2 win to see them through to the 3rd Round. Sophie Dowman netting one of Little Thurrock’s goals.

   Wymondham Town Ladies good form in cup competitions continued at the weekend as they hosted fellow Division One North side Histon Ladies in the 2nd Round of the League Cup. Laura Nicholls giving the hosts the lead midway through the 1st half they were pegged back to 1-1 late on with Katie Seymour equalising for Histon. Nicholls with her 2nd of the match restoring Wymondham’s lead early in the 2nd half. A late goal from Brooke Moreno secured the win for the hosts.

   Tough tomes for Bishops Stortford Ladies as they suffered another heavy defeat at the weekend this time in the League Cup. At home were hosting Division One North side Ipswich Town Ladies Development. Emily Steward scoring 4 goals in the game. Olivia Gunn grabbing a brace. Grace Bowman, Destiny Minors and Jennifer Purbrook were all goalscorers too with an own goal bringing up a 10-0 win.

   Twice in the league Harlow Town Ladies had lost out narrowly to fellow Division One South side Stevenage Ladies Reserves going down 1-0 both times. Now they faced each other in the 2nd Round of the League Cup. At home another competitve encounter between the sides it was Harlow who held a narrow 1-0 advantage at half-time Paige Horwood scoring midway through the half. 20 minutes into the 2nd half Harlow doubled their lead, Courtney Miller the goalscorer. The win secured in the final 5 minutes with Kaydee King making it 3-0 to see Harlow advance to the 3rd Round.