The Round-Up – FAWPL 23/04/17

The Round-Up

FAWPL – Sunday 23rd April

FAWPL Plate Final

This weekend saw the Final for the FAWPL Plate being contested at Brackley Town FC. Lewes Ladies from the Southern Division taking on Huddersfield Town Ladies from the Northern Division. It was Lewes who opened the scoring Georgia Bridges putting the ball home in the 6th minute. Held onto to that single goal lead going into half-time. Danielle Lane doubled the lead for Lewes in the 59th minute, the Southern Division side taking full control of the final as the game closed on 80 minutes Bridges heading in her 2nd of the game was brought down for a free-kick in the 83rd minute. Rachel Palmer on the set-piece 25 yards out sending the ball in towards goal to make it 4-0. Lewes Ladies winning the 2016/17 FAWPL League Plate. Congratulations to Lewes Ladies on their victory. You can read the match report upon their website by clicking on the link below.

Huddersfield Town Ladies 0-4 Lewes Ladies

FAWPL Southern Division

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies made dreams come true as they celebrated winning the FAWPL Southern Division title in midweek at White Hart Lane, beating West Ham Ladies 4-0 on the night in front of a huge crowd of 2140. A magnificent achievement, 17 games unbeaten in the league with just the one draw 16 wins.

Were at home this Sunday facing 2nd placed Charlton Athletic Women twice in 48 hours the pair meeting in the Capital Women’s Cup Final this Tuesday evening. Charlton Athletic gave the new Champions a guard of honour as they walked out onto the pitch. Tottenham had the lead in the 22nd minute Charlton putting through their own net. Gemma Shephard pulled the scores back to 1-1 4 minutes before half-time. Kit Graham coming off the bench 2nd half put Charlton into the lead 10 minutes into the 2nd half. Avilla Bergin also introduced as a 2nd half substitute make it 3-1 to Charlton with less than 20 minutes to play. Anoria Georgiou pulled it back to 3-2 for Tottenham to set up a frantic final 10 minutes Charlton however held on for the win Tottenham suffering defeat in the league for the 1st time this season.

  A thumping scoreline at home for Cardiff City Ladies up against bottom side Queens Park Rangers Ladies. The Welsh side 3rd in the table had 4 different players net a brace in the match, Emily Allen, Hope Souminen, Cori Williams and Laura Williams all getting 2 each, there were goals to for Kerry Bartlett, Chloe Chivers and Chloe Lloyd and own goal too in a 12-1 victory, Cardiff putting the ball into their own net to gift their opponents a consolation goal.

Queens Park Rangers Ladies remain 3 points behind Swindon Town Ladies with a game in hand as they played host to Essex side C&K Basildon Ladies on Sunday. The visitors getting back to winning ways after 2 straight defeats, Therese Addison, captain Zoe Rushen and Angela Addison all scoring in a 3-0 win.

FAWPL South East Division One

Gillingham FC Ladies are now just one win away from clinching the FAWPL South East Division One title and return to the Southern Division after a 2 season absence. A tough home match against 5th placed Actonians Ladies. Gillingham taking control of the games scoring 3 late goals in the 1st half, Felicity Gibbons scoring twice in the 38th minute and deep into stoppage time. Charlotte Gurr adding a goal in between. 3-0 the advantage at the break Gillingham weathered a little bit of pressure from their opponents at the start of the 2nd half going on to extend their lead captain Jade Keogh scoring in the 61st minute. A couple of quickfire goals for Gurr and Gibbons getting her hat-trick coming 2 minutes later. Gibbons going on to score a 4th goal make it 7-0 for Gillingham before Actonians scored a late consolation Alessandra Barreca on target. Play their final home game of the season against Norwich City Ladies this Sunday could be celebrating becoming Champions 19 played and still unbeaten.

They weren’t the only side in FAWPL South East Division One to hit 7 goals at home on Sunday, so did 2nd placed Cambridge United WFC as they look to secure the runners-up position. Taking on Denham United Ladies a single goal separated the sides at half-time Laura Mills scoring for Cambridge in the 38th minute. Different story 2nd half as Cambridge, scored within 2 minutes of the restart, Ashleigh Deacon on hand to put the ball in the ball of the net. After that young attacker Evie Gallop took over netting a 16 minute hat-trick, Becky Taylor added a 6th goal for Cambridge in the 77th minute before Gallop scored her 4th of the game in the last 10 minutes to wrap up the 3 points with a 7-0 win.

Luton Town Ladies were coming into Sunday’s league game off the back of a midweek Cup Final win to retain the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup, beat Offley & Stopsley Women 3-0. Playing Ipswich Town Ladies, Dionne Manning put Luton in front in the 22nd minute. Ipswich levelled the scores 10 minutes later Laura Guyon with the goal. Erica Byron restoring Luton’s lead almost immediately 2-1 the advantage at the break. Jess McKay made it 3-1 to Luton in the 2nd half soon after Luton were awarded a penalty which was dispatched by Jo Rutherford. Jodie Southby scoring too in a 5-1 win.

Milton Keynes Dons Ladies move back above AFC Wimbledon Ladies into 3rd position winning away from home on Sunday taking on Norwich City Ladies, goals from captain Charley Clarke and Heather McDonnell seeing the visitors take home the 3 points with a 2-0 victory.