The Round-Up – Essex 02/04/17

The Round-Up

Essex – Sunday 2nd April

Essex Women’s Premier Division

Formed last season Harlow Town Ladies were an unstoppable force in Essex Women’s Division One last season storming to the title with a 100% winning record. Promoted to the Essex Women’s Premier Division their form has been no less irresistible as they continued their 100% league winning record to clinch their 2nd successive title winning the league with 4 games to spare. Not a trace of nerves either as they took on 4th placed Runwell Sports Ladies away from home wracking up a double figure score line winning 10-0. Will no doubt be looking to reach the end of the season with that 100% record in tack. Congratulations to Harlow Town Ladies a fantastic achievement. 

  Lawford Ladies had been at the top of the Premier Division for much of the early season eventually overtaken by Harlow Town Ladies they are nevertheless enjoying a strong season moved 6 points clear in 2nd place at the weekend winning away from home against 7th placed Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies collecting the 3 points courtesy of a 6-2 victory their 12th in the league this season and look in good shape to clinch the runners-up spot with 6 games left to play.

 6th placed Eastern Avenue were away to Chigwell Ladies this Sunday a win would have take them up above Collier Row Tigers into 5th place instead it was the hosts who moved up a place into 8th in the Premier Division table as Chigwell edged the win 3-2 to collect the 3 points.

At the bottom of the Premier Division table it was a six pointer between bottom side Walden Ladies hosted Alresford Colne Rangers immediately above them 2 points the gap between the sides so it remained after the 90 minutes as the pair drew the game 2-2. 

Essex Women’s Division One

Corringham Cosmos had been leading Essex Women’s Division One right up until last Sunday when not in action they were overtaken by Frontiers Ladies who took over at the top on goal difference. Corringham well an truly wiped that goal difference out at the weekend winning heavily at home to return 3 points clear at the top, hosting 2nd bottom side Benfleet Villa Ladies piled on the goals winning 20-1.

Collier Row Athletic move 3 points clear in 3rd place in the Division One table winning at home against Chelmsford City Ladies on Sunday despite goals for Emily Kendle and Megan Hunter for the visitors Collier Row Athletic won the 3 points scoring 4 goals on their way to victory.

  A heavy defeat away from home for Benfleet Villa Ladies presented a chance for Waltham Forest Ladies to do something they’ve never done yet move off the bottom of the Division One table were in buoyant mood following there 1st ever point then league win to move onto 4 points even got a new twitter account, follow them at @WFL_FC were on their travels this weekend playing Wickford Town Ladies Reserves just 2 points ahead of them in 9th. Despite scoring twice however Waltham Forest remain bottom of the table as Wickford Town won the game 4-2, Autumn Ranger scoring twice in the game with a goal each for Gemma Graham and Grace Francis.

Tiptree & District Women’s Charity Cup

 Chelmsford City Ladies 3rd in the Essex Women’s Premier Division were playing Division One leaders Frontiers Ladies in the quarter finals of the Tiptree & District Women’s Charity Cup this Sunday. Frontiers had the bare 11 available for the game and found themselves trailing 1-0 after 15 minutes Lisa Overall scoring for Chelmsford City, held the narrow lead going into the half-time break. 2nd half Frontiers rallied chances created however Chelmsford wren’t giving up the lead easily. Into the 84th minute and Frontiers drew the scores level Kay Foy sending the ball into the back of the net, the 90 minutes up the game headed into extra-time. Frontiers winning a corner in the 98th minute the ball played to the far post was put over the goal line by Jill Bartholomew to see Frontiers take the lead holding onto the advantage to make it into the last 4 of the competition where they will be away to Lawford Ladies. Harlow Town Ladies play Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies at home in the other semi-final.