The Round-Up – FAWPL 19/03/17

The Round-Up

FAWPL – Sunday 19th March

FA Women’s Cup

5th Round Proper weekend in the FA Women’s Cup where the sides from FAWSL 1 enter the competition, just 2 sides from outside the FAWSL had reached this stage of the FA Women’s Cup one of those being FAWPL Southern Division leaders Tottenham Hotspur Ladies. Were drawn away to Arsenal Ladies from FAWSL 1 a North London derby. Were defending a long unbeaten record having not been defeated yet this season. That unfortunately came to a crashing end as Tottenham were heavily beaten by their FAWSL 1 opponents. Danielle van de Donk scoring a hat-trick in the game Dan Carter scoring a brace their was also a goal fro Beth mead on her debut, with captain Kim Little also finding the back of the net. Chloe Kelly, Katie McCabe and Dominique Janssen all getting in the scoresheet in a crushing 10-0 win. The unbeaten run over Tottenham have plenty to play for still this season will pick themselves up and go again.

FAWPL Southern Division

Two games played in the FAWPL Southern Division this Sunday with none of the top for title hopefuls in action it was 5th v 6th as Crystal Palace travelled to Canvey Island FC to play C&K Basildon Ladies. Gemma Bryan put Crystal Palace into the lead in the 17th minute of the 1st half. C&K Basildon got themselves back on level terms 2 minutes before half-time, Angela Addison with the goal. Crystal Palace restored their lead 5 minutes into the 2nd half Bryan scoring her 2nd of the game. For a 2nd time in the match however C&K Basildon would come back to level and it was Addison with her 2nd of the match scoring in the 73rd minute to make it 2-2 the finals score the 2 sides sharing the points.

 In the other game in the Southern Division, bottom side Queens Park Rangers Ladies made the trip down to the south coast to play Lewes Ladies in 7th the sides contesting a goalless 1st half. For the 2nd successive Sunday Lewes won by a single goal coming inside the last 15 minutes of the game Kelly Newton putting the ball into the back of the net to see the 3 points won.

FAWPL South East Division One

No stopping Gillingham FC Ladies as they go 5 points clear at the top of the FAWPL South East Division One winning comfortably away from home this Sunday. Playing Enfield Town Ladies, new signing Rosie Kmita opened the scoring for the visitors as the 1st half closed in on the half hour mark. Felicity Gibbons doubling the lead 6 minutes later. The lead was 4-0 at half-time with striker Charlotte Gurr netting a brace in 1st half stoppage time. Gibbons scored her 2nd of the game early in the 2nd half. Kellie Balfour was introduced from the bench in the 63rd minute scored 2 goals herself in the 78th and 86th minute to see Gillingham extend their unbeaten league game to 15 with a 7-0 win. Crystal Palace Ladies went unbeaten in the league last season on their way to the title, Gillingham look odds on to do the same.

AFC Wimbledon Ladies missed out on the opportunity to go above Milton Keynes Dons Ladies into 2nd spot in the FAWPL South East Division One table after they were beaten away from home against Actonians Ladies. Hannah Olofsson giving the home side a 1-0 lead at half-time scoring in the 16 minute. Went on to win the game 2-0 with Alessandra Barreca scoring from the penalty spot. The win moving Actonians Ladies above Luton Town Ladies into 5th position.

 A hat-trick from Jenny Banfield helped Denham United Ladies win all 3 points at home to Lowestoft Town Ladies on Sunday. Natalie Murray and Aimee Durn also bagging a goal each in a 5-0 win.

 Ipswich Town Ladies were in danger of getting pulled into the scrap at the bottom as they travelled to Hertfordshire to play Stevenage Ladies immediately below them looking to close the gap. The visitors took the lead in the game but Stevenage hit back with an immediate response, Rosy Woodhams making it 1-1. Bolu Fisher scored to make it 2-1 to Stevenage however they could hold on as Ipswich came back to make it 2-2 before going on to score again to lead 3-2 and take the points home with them pull away from the 3 sides at the bottom looking to avoid relegation. A brace from Hollie Clement and a goal from captain Aimee Harrison for Ipswich Town.

Bottom side Norwich City Ladies suffered a huge blow in their fight to avoid the drop after their match at home against Luton Town Ladies was abandoned on Sunday after their captain, Kate Parsons suffered a nasty looking injury, an ambulance called to the ground. Thankfully no broken bones however she is likely to be out for a while wishing Kate all the best for a speedy recovery.