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The Round-Up – FAWPL 15/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th April


This Sunday saw the final of this season’s FAWPL League Plate being played at Hednesford Town FC. A late change in the line-up with Southern Division side West Ham United Ladies taking on South East Division One side, Luton Town Ladies after their semi-final opponents Fylde Ladies were removed from the competition. A first ever National final for Luton Town Ladies.

  Luton Town the underdogs coming up against higher league opponents West Ham United who had had a terrific 2018 to date unbeaten in the year so far. Winning their 1st piece of silverware too this season the Isthmian Cup. West Ham United taking the lead midway through the 1st half Amber Stobbs striking the ball from 25 yards out the ball kissing the crossbar on its way in. 4 minutes later Kelly Wealthall was on hand to capitalise on a defensive error to make it 2-0. That the advantage at the break.

  Ellie Zoepfl running through on goal to extend the lead early in the 2nd half. West Ham United in control of the game went on to score twice more, Rosie Kmita curling a great shot into the back of the net and Zoepfl with her 2nd of the game to make it 5-0. West Ham United Ladies this season’s FAWPL League Plate winners. Congratulations to everyone at the club.

West Ham United Ladies 2017/18 FAWPL League Plate Winners (picture credit West Ham United Ladies)

FAWPL Southern Division 

In the FAWPL Southern Division it was a meeting between the top two with 2nd placed C&K Basildon Ladies travelling to Crystal Palace Ladies, a point between the sides. A close game between the sides few chances created in the 1st half the stalemate broken with just 3 minutes left on the clock Ellie Bailes scoring to give Crystal Palace a narrow half-time lead. Crystal Palace started the 2nd half well creating chances C&K Basildon keeping them at bay looking to find a leveller at the other end the lead for Crystal Place made more secure with just 5 minutes left to play the home side awarded a penalty which was coolly dispatched by the clubs top scorer Gemma Bryan. A win for Crystal Palace seeing them go 4 points clear of C&K Basildon who still have two games in hand.

  Charlton Athletic Women in 3rd position in the Southern Division table have 4 games in hand on Crystal Palace as they close the gap to 5 points with a victory on home turf on Sunday. A close one however as they left it late to grab a winning goal against 5th placed Portsmouth FC Ladies. Just 5 minutes left to play when the dead lock was finally broken Kit Graham sending the ball into the corner of the net for the 3 points.

   4th placed Lewes FC Women travelled to the capital on Sunday to take on 2nd bottom side Queens Park Rangers Ladies. Came home with the 3 points secure in what was a bruising encounter! The visitors taking the lead on the half hour top scorer Rebecca Carter netting her 12th goal of the season. Into 1st half stoppage time and the lead was doubled Victoria Carleton making it 2-0 to Lewes at half-time. On the hour Lewes further extended their lead Danielle Lane with her 11th goal of the season making it 3-0. That the winning score.

   Coventry United Ladies climb back up into the top half of the Southern Division table with a home win against Chichester City Ladies this Sunday. Alison Hall scoring twice midway through the 1st half to see Coventry United leading 2-0 at the break. Hall securing her hat-trick on the hour for her 20th goal of the season and 3-0 lead for Coventry United. Chloe Tucker netting a late goal for Chichester City on a 3-1 loss.

  Cardiff City Ladies move up above Gillingham FC Ladies in the Southern Division table into 9th as they won against the Kent side this Sunday. Cardiff City getting of f to a fantastic start Kelly Issac making it 1-0 in the 7th minute. Estelle Randall with some fine saves keeping Gillingham out. The visitors getting it back to 1-1 eventually in the 25th minute Millie Waud with the goal. 1-1 at half-time Cardiff City started the 2nd half well capitalising as the retook the lead in the 57th minute captain Cori Williams with the goal. Again Gillingham came back to level the scores Maddison Farrand with her 1st goal. Five minutes later and Cardiff City took the lead for the 3rd time in the match Ella Powell seeing the ball cross the goal line to make it 3-2. This time Gillingham could find no reply as Cardiff City won the 3 points.

FAWPL South East Division One

A healthy lead still in FAWPL South east Division One for AFC Wimbledon Ladies however they are stuttering a bit towards the end of the season as they suffer a 2nd successive loss in the league away to 3rd placed Leyton Orient WFC this Sunday. New signing Lisa Fulgence was making her first start for Leyton Orient and grabbed her 1st two goals for the club to put the home side 2-0 up against the league leaders inside the opening 25 minutes. Caroline Bisson getting it back to 2-1 for AFC Wimbledon 10 minutes before half-time. No more goals 2nd half as Leyton Orient worked hard to keep their lead and claim the 3 points. AFC Wimbledon Ladies have two games left to play lead the table by 10 points that lead can yet be overhauled if maximum points can be won elsewhere… I won’t say by who…

  Ipswich Town Ladies in 2nd spot in the FAWPL South East Division One table continue to enjoy a strong season with a confident win away to Denham United Ladies this Sunday. The visitors getting off to a blistering start Zoe Cossey putting Ipswich Town into the lead in the opening 30 seconds. Cossey striking again midway through the 1st half to see Ipswich Town hold a 2-0 lead at the break. Ipswich Town creating chances went further ahead early in the 2nd half awarded a penalty captain Amanda Crump stepping up to score from the spot. Gemma Moore grabbing herself a goal with 20 minutes left to make it 4-0. Lauren Cox pulling a goal back for Denham United with 15 left. Natasha Thomas scoring a 5th goal for Ipswich Town with 5 minutes left to play Cossey going on t complete her hat-trick in the closing minutes and seal a 6-1 win.

  Norwich City Ladies were hosting 6th placed Stevenage Ladies on Sunday the game looked to be heading for a 0-0 with minutes left to play Stevenage creating chances but not converting one. Norwich coming close up the other end striking the post. The visitors grabbing a late late winner Nicole Emmings striking the ball into the back of the net with a 25 yard shot. The 1-0 win taking Stevenage back above Luton Town into 5th spot in the table. 


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.

The Round-Up – FAWPL 23/10/16

The Round-Up

FAWPL – Sunday 23rd October

This weekend in the FAWPL their was just the one league game with the focus on the 2nd Round of the Cup and Plate comprtitions, 9 ties across both featuring sides from the Southern and South East Division One.

FAWPL Southern Division

In the FAWPL Southern Division C&K Basildon Ladies were at home hosting Swindon Town Ladies and Canvey Island FC. The visitors coming into the game off the back of a confidence boosting 7-0 win away to Queens Park Rangers Ladies last Sunday. Battled hard 1st half despite C&K Basildon creating plenty of chances the score remained goalless at the break. That changed 4 minutes into the 2nd half C&K Basildon getting the lead a goal from Sara Sinclair. The home side continued to press for a 2nd goal, Swindon resiliant keeping them at bay until deep into injury time, Lily Mellors putting the result beyond doubt in the 93rd minute to see the game won 2-0.

FAWPL Cup 2nd Round

martin Tottenham Hotspur Ladies the FAWPL Cup holders continued their defence of the trophy at home taking on last seasons beaten FAWPL Plate finalists, Enfield Town Ladies. Had the majority of the play in the 1st half, the South East Division One side hard to break down Tottenham got into the lead 6 minutes before half-time Wendy Martin (pictured) with the goal. Martin went on to score 2 goals in 2 minutes 15 minutes into the 2nd half to complete her hat-trick. Lucia Leon adding another goal to make it 4-0 with 15 minutes left. Manager Karen Hills brought Martin off with 5 minutes left replacing her with goalkeeper Toni-Anne Wayne playing outfield up front almost scored straight away. Enfield pulled a goal back late on with two minutes of normal time left, Ellie Taladiana with the goal. Injury time and Wayne is played through in behind the Enfield defence racing into the box puts her shot past the keeper into the back of the net to score! Tottenham winning 5-1 to advance into the last 16.

  Was an all FAWPL South East Division One clash at Corinthians FC, the new home for Gillingham FC Ladies this season unbeaten in all competitions so far this season were taking on Milton Keynes Dons Ladies. Despite having the majority of the ball 1st half found it hard to break down a well drilled Milton Keynes Dons defence. The visitors creating the best chance young goalkeeper Katie Startup saving well from a powerful header driven in near post the follow up headed onto the crossbar. A change of formation and the introduction of striker Kallie Balfour did the trick 2nd half for Gillingham, Balfour breaking down the left driving the ball in across thre keeper near post. Balfour adding a 2nd her shot from inside the box going through the keeper to make it 2-0 see Gillingham into the last 16 where they will be away to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies. This game was the featured match report on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog and the entire report can be found further down the page or by clicking on the link below. 

Gillingham FC Ladies 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons Ladies 23/10/16 

Postponed last weekend after heavy rain on the South coast, FAWPL South East Division One side, Cambridge United WFC in fine form at the start of the season made long trip down to Gosport borough FC to play FAWPL Southern Division side Portsmouth FC Ladies. Cambridge have been building a strong squad to mount a promotion challenge added 2 more signing earlier in the week, Danielle Puddefoot coming in after a prolific season in front of goal for Queens Park Rangers Ladies last season, also joining is Mollie Kmita who joins her sister Rosie in signing for Cambridge.

Both Kmita sisters started the match and it was Rosie who gave the visitors an early lead in the match had a few more chances to extend Cambridge’s lead 1st half however Portsmouth kept the scoreline down to a single goal chances up the other end equalised late captain Gemma Hillier making it 1-1 in 1st half injury time. Portmouth went on to take the lead 2nd half Sarah Kempson scoring in 61 minutes. Their lead didn’t last long Cambridgegetting it back to 2-2 within 3 minutes Nicole Perschky on target. Portsmouth were to go on and score again Kempson with her 2nd goal 6 minutes from time enough to see them edge the result 3-2 to advance into the last 16.

 Another side riding high in FAWPL South East Division One are AFC Wimbledon Ladies, they were at home in the 2nd Round of the FAWPL Cup taking on Southern Division opposition in Crystal Palace Ladies. The sides battled out  a goalless 1st half, Crystal Palace took the lead over their lower division opponents 12 minutes into the 2nd half, Gemma Bryan putting them ahead. The lead was doubled in the last 10 minutes, Rochelle Shakes making it 2-0 for Crystal Palace to see them through to the last 16 of the FAWPL Cup.

It was also an FAWPL Southern Division side taking on South East Division One opponents in the last game to bring you from the FAWPL Cup 2nd Round with Coventry United Ladies the current FAWPL Plate holders taking on Denham United Ladies. Once again it was goalless at the break their lower league opponents had to break down. The deadlock was broken midway through the 2nd half, Ashleigh Neville getting the goal to give Coventry the lead made sure of the result in the last 10 minutes of the match, Jade Brook and Helen Dermody both netting a goal to see Coventry into the last 16 with a 3-0 win.

  The draw for the 3rd Round of the FAWPL Cup was make earlier this week, ties scheduled to be played Sun 6th November selected ties featuring sides in the Southern and South East Division One listed below, 

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies v Gillingham FC Ladies

Cardiff City Ladies or Larkhall Athletic Ladies v Basingstoke Town Ladies or Chichester City Ladies.

Charlton Athletic Women v Portsmouth FC Ladies

Crystal Palace Ladies v Coventry United Ladies

FAWPL Plate 2nd Round

Queens Park Rangers Ladies were without a single league point this season in the Southern Division as they made the long journey to the Suffolk coast to play South East Division One side Lowestoft Town Ladies in the FAWPL Plate 2nd Round. An good contest 1st half Lowestoft doing well against their higher league opponents conceded late in the 1st half Juliette Denny scoring for Queens Park Rangers in the 4th minute of 1st half injury time to give the Southern Division side a narrow lead going into the dressing room at half-time at Crown Meadow. 

Queens Park Rangers started the 2nd half strongly, extending their lead on 54 minutes Jessica Treharne with the goal. Looked to be safely through to the last 16 of the Plate competition when Sara Ezzahiri scored to put them 3-0 up with 10 minutes to go. Late drama in the match however Lowestoft winning a penalty 2 with 2 minutes of normal play left, Gemma Moore scoring from the spot. Millie Cursons putting the ball in the back of the net on 90+1 to make it 3-2. Denny having scored in injury time 1st half repeated the feat 2nd half scoring her 2nd in the 93rd minute to see Queens Park Rangers win their 1st game of the season taking them through to the next round.

A long journey west for West Ham United Ladies in the FAWPL Plate 2nd Round taking on South West Division One side, Cheltenham Town Ladies. The 1st game of a new era for West Ham United Ladies under new management having been brought under the umbrella of the men’s club were introduced at half-time to the West Ham United fans at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday. On the pitch against Cheltenham got off to a great start Katie Bottom putting them ahead on 15 minutes from the spot after she was brought down in the area. Cheltenham battled hard, putting alot of effort in to keeping the lead down to a single goal at half-time. Started the 2nd half better gaining momentum, Louise Fensome pulling the scores level at 1-1 the game looked to be heading into extra-time, Chloe Burr getting on the ball driving forwards and rifling home a shot in injury time to see West Ham United win 2-1 to progress the last 16.

 An all South East Division One clash in the 2nd Round of the FAWPL Plate saw Ipswich Town Ladies travel down to play Actonians Ladies. The home side knocking their Suffolk opponents out of the Plate with an emphatic win. Alessandra Barreca scoring a hat-trick for Actonians, with goals too for Emma Mulhern, Carla Williams and Sinthujah Sooriyakumar seeing them advance in the competition with a 6-0 victory.

South East Division One side Stevenage Ladies still looking for their 1st league win of the season made the long trip down to the South West to play fellow Division one side Exeter City Ladies. Had won big in the FA Women’s Cup 2 weekends ago giving the squad some confidence. That confidence was extended with another cup win as they returned home with a place in the last 16 of the FAWPL Plate secured following a 4-0 win.

The draw for the 3rd Round of the FAWPL Plate was made earlier in the week, ties scheduled to be played Sunday 6th November, selected ties below featuring sides in the Southern and South East Division One. 

     West Ham United Ladies v Keynsham Town Ladies

Lewes Ladies or Maidenhead United Ladies v St Nicholas Ladies

Actonians Ladies v Queens Park Rangers Ladies

Stevenage Ladies v Luton Town Ladies


The Round-Up – FAWPL 25/09/16

The Round-Up

FAWPL – Sunday 25th September

Not too many games in the FAWPL this weekend, a couple of league games in both the FAWPL Southern and South East Division One. Attention elsewhere was in the cup competitions the Cup and Plate with the 1st Round ties taking place. Most clubs given a bye to the 2nd Round, just a handful of ties taking place in both.

FAWPL Southern Division

 It was a clash of two unbeaten sides in the FAWPL Southern Division on Sunday with 2nd placed Charlton Athletic Women hosting 4th placed Coventry United Ladies. Kit Graham opened the scoring putting Charlton 1-0 up inside 10 minutes. Marie Gauntlett found the back of the net for Coventry 6 minutes later to equalise. On the half hour mark the visitors took the lead, Alison Hall putting the 2-1 in front. 2nd half Coventry went on to dominate the scoreline Gauntlett (pictured below) adding her 2nd goal 3 minutes into the 2nd half going on to score a hat-trick. Hall adding another goal in the last 5 minutes to see Coventry win 5-1 and move above Charlton into 2nd spot in the Southern Division table. 


Cardiff City Ladies move up to 5th in the FAWPL Southern Division after a 2-1 home win over C&K Basildon Ladies on Sunday. Chloe Chivers scoring the Welsh sides opening goal in the 7th minute. Had a 2-0 lead on the 29th minute, Kerry Bartlett the player on target. C&K Basildon responded captain Zoe Rushen scoring to get it back to 2-1 4 minutes later. 2-1 the half-time score C&K Basildon pressed for an equaliser 2nd half but couldn’t find it the win seeing Cardiff move above them in the table.

FAWPL Cup 1st Round

 FAWPL South East Division One side, Denham United Ladies were at home in the 1st Round of the FAWPL Cup taking on South West Division One side, Brislington Ladies. Going into the half-time interval the scores were level at 2-2. Jenny Banfield and Rebecca French scoring Denham United Ladies goals. The tie looked like it was heading into extra-time no more goals coming 2nd half then in the last minute Aimee Durn struck in a shot to win it 3-2 send Denham United Ladies into the 2nd Round where they face a tough away trip to Coventry United Ladies.

Two FAWPL South East Division One sides met in the other FAWPL Cup 1st Round tie with Norwich City Ladies making the trip down into Kent to play Gillingham FC Ladies. The home side opening the scoring on 15 minutes, Amy Taylor netting the goal 6 minutes later they raced into a 3-0 lead, Emma Tune and April Bowers scoring. Chelsea Garrett pulled a goal back for Norwich with 3 minutes of the 1st half left however Gillingham went into the dressing room at half-time with a 4-1 advantage Emily Symond with the goal in stoppage time. The second haf was a repeat of the 1st Gillingham winning that 4-1 too, Jade Keogh with a goal on 66 minutes, Felicity Gibbons 3 minutes later then Bethany Nugent scoring as the game moved into the last 10 minutes. Garrett scored her 2nd goal of the game for Norwich then Keogh added her 2nd of the game in the last minute to see Gillingham rack up an 8-2 win to progress to the 2nd Round where they have been drawn at home to Milton Keynes Dons Ladies. Below are some of the selected ties from the FAWPL Cup 2nd Round draw featuring Southern ad South East Division One sides.

FAWPL Cup 2nd Round (selected ties)

Gillingham FC Ladies v Milton Keynes Dons Ladies

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies v Enfield Town Ladies

Coventry United Ladies v Denham United Ladies

Cardiff City Ladies v Larkhall Athletic Ladies

Portsmouth FC Ladies v Cambridge United WFC

Charlton Athletic Women v C&K Basildon Ladies

AFC Wimbledon Ladies v Crystal Palace Ladies

FAWPL Plate 1st Round

 West Ham United Ladies were drawn at home against fellow FAWPL Southern Division side in the 1st Round of the FAWPL Plate. Held a narrow advantage at half-time, Charlotte Gurr reunited with manager James Marrs after leaving Brighton to join Millwall Lionesses scoring in 1st half injury time. Swindon Town Ladies came back 2nd half getting themselves into a 2-1 lead with 10 minutes left to play, Georgia Walters scoring both of their goals. West Ham United Ladies came back scoring in injury time again, Chloe Burr with the goal to force the tie into extra-time. No more goals came in the extra 30 minutes and the tie headed into a penalty shootout. Indian International goalkeeper, Aditi Chauhan making her 1st appearance for the club this season was the heroine saving 3 penalties to see West Ham United Ladies win the shootout and advance to the 2nd Round where they will face FAWPL South West Division One side Cheltenham Town Ladies away from home.  Below is a list of the 2nd Round ties in the FAWPL Plate featuring sides in the Southern and South East Division One.

FAWPL Plate 2nd Round (selected ties)

Actonians Ladies v Ipswich Town Ladies

Plymouth Argyle Ladies v Luton Town Ladies

Cheltenham Town Ladies v West Ham United Ladies

Lowestoft Town Ladies v Queens Park Rangers Ladies

Lewes Ladies v Maidenhead United Ladies

Exeter City Ladies v Stevenage Ladies

FAWPL South East Division One

A 2-0 home win over Denham United Ladies on Thursday night had seen AFC Wimbledon Ladies continue their excellent start to the season since promotion to the FAWPL South East Division One. 4 wins from 4 to move above Cambridge United WFC at the top of the table. Were playing again just 3 days later a long road trip up to the Suffolk coast to play Lowestoft Town Ladies who had picked up their 1st 3 points of the season the previous Sunday at home to Enfield Town Ladies winning 3-0. 

 A fantastic start for the visitors, Sami Bock putting them a goal up inside 3 minutes. Lowestoft kept the lead down to a goal were awarded a penalty with 7 minutes of the 1st half left, Gemma Moore putting the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-1 at half-time. 2nd half the home side struck early captain Hannah Waters lobbing the keeper to make it 2-1 on 47 minutes, the lead didn’t last long Rebecca Sargent making it 2-2 on 50 minutes. Scored her 2nd of the match on 68 minutes to make it 3-1, substitute Sian Wylie scoring direct from a corner to make it 4-2. Lowestoft were awarded another penalty, Moore scoring again to pull it back to 4-3, the final score AFC Wimbledon move 3 points clear at the top with 5 wins from 5.

 Milton Keynes Dons Ladies returned to winning ways at home in the league after suffering 2 defeats in their opening 3 games. Were taking on Actonians Ladies on Sunday at Newport Pagnell FC. Won the game 4-1 to climb up into the top half of the table. Heather McDonnell scoring a brace with a goal a piece for Charly Clarke and Sophie Watson. Katrina Duncan scoring Actonians Ladies goal early in the 2nd half.


FAWPL Plate Final – Enfield Town Ladies v Coventry United Ladies

 The Supporting Women’s Football Blog was at Hednesford Tow FC, Keys Park ground on Sunday to watch the FAWPL Plate Final between Enfield Town Ladies and Coventry United Ladies. The whole report as featured on the blog is listed below.

Cup Final Report – Enfield Town Ladies v Coventry United Ladies


 This Sunday’s match report the Supporting Women’s Football Blog comes from Hednesford Town FC for this season FAWPL Plate Final, with Enfield Town Ladies taking on Coventry United Ladies.

  A special occasion for both sides, Enfield Town Ladies are celebrating their 30th anniversary year and this is the 1st time in their history they have reached a National Cup Final. Coventry United Ladies previously Coventry City Ladies now in partnership with Coventry United FC are into League Plate Final for the 1st time. Both sides have made it all the way to the final of the competition without conceding a goal.

Road to the Final

  Enfield Town Ladies playing their football in FAWPL South East Division One were due to play St Nicholas LFC from FAWPL South West Division One in the 1st Round of the League Plate however that fixture never happened and they were awarded a home win. In the 2nd Round were drawn away to fellow South East Division One rivals Denham United Ladies a single goal sealing the win to put them into the quarter finals where they faced a tough away trip to higher division opponents Loughborough Foxes WFC laying the FAWPL Northern Division again it was the single goal that saw the game won coming late on scored by Regan Coleman. Semi-finals and Enfield Town Ladies were back at home but again faced strong opponents from the FAWPL Northern Division again Newcastle United WFC beat them 2-0 at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium (think she was celebrating some anniversary or another this week too) to book reach their 1st ever National Final. 
  Coventry United Ladies had an away trip to Maidenhead United Ladies in the FAWPL Plate 1st Round, newly promoted to the South West Division One, won the game 5-0 to progress to the 2nd Round away again to play South East Division One leaders and now title winners, Crystal Palace Ladies who will be joining Coventry United Ladies in the FAWPL Southern Division next season. Coventry United Ladies won the match 2-0. On to the quarter finals and at home playing Northern Division One side, Liverpool Marshalls Feds, a single goal from Helen Demody the difference as they book their place in the semi-finals and an away trip to the South West to play Keynsham Town Ladies racking up a 7-0 scoreline to reach the final. Have a mean defence not only in this competition but in the FAWPL Southern Division too conceding just 15 goals in the league to date
  The venue for today’s FAWPL League Plate Final, Keys Park home of Hednesford Town FC hosting a cup final double, having seen the FAWPL Reserve Cup Final played between Bradford City WFC Reserves and Blackburn Rovers Ladies Reserves earlier in the day. A stand alone ground on the outskirts of the tow with business and retail centres nearby the ground is recently built boasting a good sized carpark before the main stand featuring numerous suites and a function room behind a large seated stand, covered stands all around the main and one end seated the others terraced. Hot and cold refreshments available on the day. The weather started off quite bright and sunny but grew decidedly chilly in the afternoon as kick-off for the final approached with some rain in the air. On to the match action.

  Enfield Town Ladies starting XI – Bethan Davies, Holly Brandon, Cally Browne, Claire Ford, Kerrie Marlborough, Nuala McKevitt, Elizabeth Kent, Chloe Bassett, Ayse Mustafa, Victoria Lewis & Regan Coleman (C).
  subs – Beth Demery, Sheryce Slater, Laura Elias, Alena Beganovic & Eliza Diaz.

  Coventry United Ladies starting XI – Susan Wood, Annabel Johnson, Nikki Miles, Natasha Lynch (C), Anna Wilcox, Jade Brook, Libby Piggott, Amber Hughes, Alison Hall, Marie Gauntlett & Cristina Torkildsen.

  subs – Callan Barber, Ellena Rollason, Gina Burton, Sami Ryder & Charlotte McElroy.

  Vocal support for both teams as the players line up before the final, No Ashleigh Neville or Helen Dermody in their squad, it’s Coventry to get the FAWPL Plate Final underway wearing red shirts, green shorts and socks, with Enfield lining up in an all yellow kit with black across the left shoulder on their shirts, names on the back a special memento for a special occasion in the clubs history. Coventry get the ball out to Alison Hall on the left side looking to take players on gets the ball in across the face of the area, Enfield clear it. Christina Torkildsen playing up front wins a corner taking it sends the ball into the area Kerrie Marlborough gets a firm header on the ball to get it away.

  GOAL! The last thing Enfield wanted to do was concede an early goal, but they do exactly that give away a free kick right side just beyond the centre circle, Cristina Torkildsen plays the ball long towards the far post area Alison Hall meets it with her head sending the ball across the face of goal dropping at the opposite post Jade Brook is the player arriving sliding it to connect with the ball and send into the back of the net 1-0.

Jade Brook opens the scoring for Coventry United Ladies in the League Plate Final

    A set back 5 minutes played, Enfield are working hard to close Coventry down on the ball, not easy as they move it quickly. Nuala McKevitt plays the ball out to the right side picking out Chloe Bassett, pushing on to get to the corner, flashes a cross back into the box, can’t pick anyone out. Free kick for Coventry inside the Enfield half in front of the centre circle captain Natasha Lynch to take sends it long with Hall giving chase, Marlborough goes with her and defends putting the ball out for a throw. 

  Lynch defends in er own box as Bassett rolls her marker on the right and pushes down the wing again squaring the ball Lynch intercepts. Enfield keep the pressure on around the box are awarded a free kick just outside the box right side corner. Marlborough puts the ball in towards the far post, Brook gets to it 1st almost sends Annabel Johnson away up the right, Ayse Mustafa back defending from the set-piece get’s to her and tackling wins the ball. 

Regan Coleman on the ball for
Enfield Town Ladies

 A powerful run on the ball from Torkildsen on the right as Coventry attack sees her fire in shot from the angle rising as it flies towards goal, Enfield goalkeeper Bethan Davies throws up her gloves and tips the ball over the bar a corner awarded. The rain that fell at the start of the game has added a little extra zip to the playing surface. The game is playing at a high tempo Enfield closing Coventry down all over the pitch, a little too closely sometimes free kicks are being given away. Marking Torkildsen, Enfield’s Claire Ford gives away a free kick outside the area to the left side. The ball fired into the crowded six yard area is cleared by McKivett.

  GOAL! Enfield get themselves back on level terms scoring to make it 1-1 midway through the half. Captain Regan Coleman leading the line is bundled over on the right side 20 yards out, players come forwards as Marlborough goes over to take, sends the ball out towards the far post area a trio of yellow shirts are their to attack the ball, Elizabeth Kent is amongst them the ball is sent into the back of the net and Kent leads the charge in celebration having scored in the Final. 

Scoring in a Final! Can’t beat it! Elizabeth Kent races out of the Coventry area with
her Enfield team mates after making it 1-1

  Amber Hughes coming in from the right side dribbles the ball past 2 Enfield players before being fouled by Kent. Ford clears the resulting free kick. Marie Gauntlett is free in space on the left as Coventry press forwards the ball is played out to her driving on whips the cross into the box, too close to Davies the keeper grabs hold of the ball. Up the other end Coventry goalkeeper Susan Wood does the same claiming an Enfield cross from Bassett as she links up well with Holly Brandon on the right.

Regan Coleman wins the ball against Jade Brook

    A corner to Enfield on the right, Nikki Miles defends against Bassett as Coleman knocks the ball down to her. Bassett battling to get a cross in puts in a dangerous ball in central on the goal line Wood is under pressure players all around her manages to get a fist on the ball tip it over her crossbar. The 2nd corner from the left is headed wide by Ford at the near post. The rain has started to fall heavily again. Torkildsen wins Coventry a free kick left side of the Enfield area taking it her delivery his initially cleared by Ford falling outside the area the ball is sent back in Davies punches it behind for a corner kick. Get’s her gloves on the ball again to punch the corner out of her area the ball runs out to Hughes 20 yards out, looks to curl a shot into the top corner, flies a yard over the crossbar. 

  An enthusiastic crowd are getting behind both sides, seeing challenges coming in and not happy with some referring decisions. Lynch does well up against Victoria Lewis as Cally Browne looks to play the ball forwards down the left side getting in front of the ball and Lewis as the ball travels into the box, allows Wood the chance to come sliding in and claim the ball. 

  GOAL! Blow for Enfield right on the stroke of half-time as Coventry get themselves back in front. Coventry stretch the play from right to left across the Enfield area, Torkildsen holding the ball up before sending a great ball out to Miles on the left, picking it up she drives to the byline before squaring the ball across the front of the Enfield goal. Again there is a player sliding in for Coventry this time it’s Piggott throwing herself at the ball inside the six yard box to turn it into the back of the net 1-2.

Half-time Enfield Town Ladies 2-1 Coventry United Ladies

  A blow for Enfield Town Ladies conceding a goal right at the end of the 1st half, have battled hard, over zealous at times, but having gotten back into the match it is unfortunate to go into the dressing room behind. Coventry have dealt with Enfield on the large part fairly well not getting caught up in the physical battle, looking to spread the play get players forwards from all parts of the pitch. Enfield get the 2nd half underway.
   The physical battle resumes and the ball is hotly contested in the middle, both Coleman and Torkildsen getting drawn back to help their midfielders win the ball. The ball comes to Lewis on the left for Enfield whips a ball into the area from the right with Coleman providing the run, can’t quite connect with the ball as it flashes across her path. Hughes plays Torkildsen in as she finds room in behind on the right taking the ball down to the byline, Mustafa makes up the ground to track back and sliding in puts the ball out for a corner.
  GOAL! 3 minutes into the 2nd half and Coventry extend their lead scoring from the corner kick put in from the right, what happens next causes a great deal of confusion amongst the watching crowd. Is a great delivery by Torkildsen whipping the ball in central close to goal bodies all around the ball is attacked turned towards goal falling back Ford appears to throw up a hand to stop the ball keep it out, silence falls the crowd caught by surprise when the referee points to the circle awarding a goal to cue some delayed cheering. Brook is credited with the final touch scoring her 2nd of the game, Coventry lead 1-3.
   A chance for Enfield to pull a goal back straight away as Coleman gets hold of the ball wide left and sends a cross into the six yard box far side Bassett is arriving gets her head on the ball inside the six yard box sends the ball over the bar. Gauntlett sends Hughes through down the right, chasing forwards whips the ball towards the area, Ford cuts the cross out Lewis back to clear the loose ball.
Nuala McKevitt heads the ball away with Coventry’s
Cristina Torkildsen looking to get around her
  Both crowd and both benches are getting wound up by some decisions being made by the officials, a robust 50/50 between McKevitt and Brook in the middle sees to 2 square up, is quickly broken up, but having missed the incident the referee has a word with his fellow officials and settles for a word with the two captains. Not long after Coventry’s Piggott comes off 2nd best in a challenge and coming off is replaced by Callan Barber. Coventry go on the attack on the left the ball played inside 20 yards out to Gauntlett is clipped as she knocks the ball on the advantage played as the ball comes to Brook just outside the D, smashes a low shot wide of goal. Play is stopped so Gauntlett can receive treatment.
Kerrie Marlborough heads the ball clear of her area for Enfield Town Ladies
  Enfield make a change bringing on Alena Beganovic for Lewis. Anna Wilcox bombs forwards from centre back for Coventry racing over halfway looks to play the ball on release Torkildsen offering the run through the middle, almost picks her out as she bursts into the area can’t bring the ball under control her touch taking it on to Davies who claims the ball. Coventry are enjoying more possession as the 2nd half goes on Enfield attacks limited, Gauntlett puts the ball into Johnson just inside the area, looks to shoot, McKevitt back defending blocks the ball is deflected towards goal high at the far post Hall fouls as she climbs on the back of a defender trying to head the ball down. Enfield make a 2nd change taking off Browne and bringing on Beth Demery as they look to go 3 at the back and try to get more bodies forwards find a goal. 
  GOAL! The goal however comes at the other end as Coventry take a 4-1 A pacey counter attack stretch Enfield as Torkildsen sends Hughes away into space down the right, taking the ball all the way to the byline cuts the cross back into the six yard box with Gauntlett closing in. The ball looks to have just evaded her, but Gauntlett adjusts well to back heels the ball turn it back across goal, Davies throws own a leg to try and stop the ball gets a touch but not enough to take it around the far post as it rolls over the line.
  Coventry bring Brook off, who was yellow carded earlier and send on Gina Burton. Marlborough comes off for Enfield too with Sheryce Slater entering the action. 
  GOAL! Having gotten one goal, Gauntlett goes and makes it a quick fire double as both sides adjust with substitutions just being made the ball is put up towards Gauntlett 25 yards out right of the area, hits the ball high into the air lobbing the keeper as the ball sails over her and drops into the back of the net 1-5.
  Good defending from Ford for Enfield going with Gauntlett into the area as she looks to make it a quick fire hat-trick, gets a toe to the ball to get it back to Davis cleared out to the middle a shot comes straight back in the ball deflected wide for a corner. Final change for Coventry as Hughes is rested and Ellena Rollason before the corner is taken. The set-piece is put in from the right side, Miles rises highest in the box heads the ball wide. Late into the game Johnson still has the energy to get forwards sends a looping cross out to the far side with Rollason there to meet it puts her header behind goal.
  The final whistle blows and Coventry United Ladies celebrate winning the FAWPL Plate Final beating Enfield Town Ladies 5-1. Were made to work for the victory but in the end their quality told two goals scored either side of the break putting them in control of the game adding 2 goals late on as Enfield tired 2nd half having put so much effort into the game. Battled hard getting a goal but as the final wore on chances up the other end dried up.
Coventry United Ladies, celebrating winning the FAWPL Plate Final
  Congratulations to Coventry United Ladies on winning the FAWPL Plate.

Match Report – Denham United Ladies v Milton Keynes Dons Ladies


This weekends women’s football action on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog comes from the 1st round of the FAWPL Plate. Two sides in the FAWPL South East Division One drawn together and my 1st look at Denham United Ladies on home turf as they took on Milton Keynes Dons Ladies. Turned out to be a dramatic and exciting match to watch, there was a heck of a lot to cram into the report take a read by clicking on the link below to take you to the blog.

Denham United Ladies v Milton Keynes Dons Ladies 04/10/15