The Round-Up – Essex 19/03/17

The Round-Up

Essex – Sunday 19th March

Essex Women’s Premier Division

It has all bunched up behind leaders Harlow Town Ladies in the Essex Women’s Premier Division with the 2nd and 3rd placed sides defeated at the weekend the results seeing the sides 2nd to 4th now all level on 31 points. Lawford Ladies were playing away on Sunday against Eastern Avenue a single goal scored by Liane Prior seeing Eastern Avenue win the 3 points and move back up to 5th in the Premier Division table. 

Runwell Sports Ladies were away from home at the weekend 4th in the table playing 3rd placed Chelmsford City Ladies 3 points a ahead of them. Chelmsford City took the lead in the game with Mia Brisley putting them 1-0 up. Runwell Sports Ladies came back however scoring twice through Rachel Selfe and Sophie Olley to win the game 2-1 the win lifting Runwell Sports into 3 spot in the Premier Division table.

9th placed Chigwell Ladies picked up a good 3 points winning at home on Sunday to pull them further away from the bottom sides in the Premier Division as they beat 7th placed Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies 2-1.

Also a good result for Hutton Ladies Reserves at the bottom of the table as they beat fellow strugglers Walden Ladies see them switch places at the bottom. At home Hayley Critchell was on target with 2 goals, with Ebony Moore also getting a goal along with and own goal to see the 3 points won with a 4-0 victory.

Essex Women’s League Cup 

 One more tie to be played in the Essex Women’s League Cup quarter finals. An all Division One tie the top 2 in the league meeting for the 1st time this season with league leaders Corringham Cosmos travelling to Frontiers Ladies who were fresh from winning the Essex Women’s Trophy Final last weekend. Frontiers took the lead in the 20th minute, Kelly Holsworth with her 15th goal of the season scoring from a free-kick. Corringham came back to level 5 minutes before half-time scoring from the penalty spot. Another match having to cope with windy conditions Corringham took the lead in the 2nd half awarded a 2nd penalty and putting it away to make it 2-1 added another goal from a corner to win the match 3-1 and reached the semi-finals where they will be away to Chigwell Ladies. Lawford Ladies will be at home to Collier Row Tigers in the other semi-final both scheduled to be played Sunday 9th April.

Essex Women’s Division One

 In Essex Women’s Division One there were two league games played at the weekend. Collier Row Athletic are up to 3rd place in the table moving up 2 places from 5th after winning 2-0 at home against Wickford Town Ladies Reserves. 

  Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves in 7th close the gap to the mid-table sides with a 4-1 win away to Benfleet Villa Ladies this Sunday. Kayla-Marie Everett netting a brace in the game, Emma Sharpe and Fern Elder also finding the back of the net.