The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 03/11/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 3rd November

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

The top two meeting in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One this weekend with defending champions Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies 6 points clear of St Albans Ladies who have two games in hand both defending a 100% winning record at the start of the season 6 from 6 for Hemel Hempstead. Amy Bentall firing in the opening goal for the league leader midway through the 1st half with her 5th goal of the season. Bianca Hedgecock making it 2-0 a minute before half-time with her 14th goal of the season. St Albans not taking their chances came close striking the crossbar and post pulling it back to 2-1 with 10 minutes left Eleanor Lovelock with a lobbed header over the keeper to get her 6th goal of the season, Hemel Hempstead restoring their 2 goal cushion 3 minutes before the end Natasha McConville with her 7th goal of the campaign. Hemel Hempstead going 8 points clear at the top.

Their first loss of the season see’s St Albans drop to 3rd place in the Division One table overhauled by Hitchin Town Ladies moving 2nd after they came out on top in the first Hitchin derby of the season away to Hitchin Belles this Sunday. Hitchin Belles still looking for their first points following promotion as Division Two champions it was Hitchin Town who held the narrow advantage at the break taking the lead in the 19th minute Holly Darling put through on goal to make it 1-0. Hitchin Belles creating chances it was Hitchin Town who doubled their lead on the hour Darling sliding in to beat the advancing keeper for the ball and send it in to claim her 2nd of the match. Lauren Wyatt with a tap in putting Hitchin Town 3-0 with 15 minutes left to play a 4th goal coming deep in stoppage time Lucy Huffer’s ball fired into the box deflected into the back of the net for an own goal.

Elsewhere in Division One the points were shared between Hartham United Ladies and Garston Ladies. Garston hosting 5th in the table Hartham United in 4th pushing for the top three. A hard fought game Garston creating opportunities in the first half scoring 4 goals, Hartham United matching that total to see the points shared in a competitive 4-4 draw. Janiece Allen taking her tally to 9 goals for the season for Hartham United scoring a hat-trick. Sophie Mandel also on target scoring her 4th. Cassandra Chase with her first goal for Garston, with 3 players all getting their 3rd goals of the season, a penalty from Chloe Farrell, with Holly Jury and Charley Kesley also scoring.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies took full advantage of league leaders Langford Ladies not playing this Sunday to join them on 12 points at the top of the Division Two table as they made it 4 wins from 4 to match them for the season. There 100% winning start continuing at home as they took on Watton Ladies. First goals for Sarah Fuller and Natasha Wing seeing Kempston edge the victory by 2 goals to 1 at the final whistle. Jodie Shackell with the goal for Watton her first for the club.

A first win of the season for Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses last weekend playing catch up in the league winning 9-0 in just their 2nd league game. Were at home to high flying Garston Ladies Vintage Purples this weekend. Garston feeling a little worse for wear up against another of the newly promoted teams, did well to limit their chances coming closest to opening the scoring first half Emma Trill seeing her shot touched onto the post by the opposing keeper. The visitors creating chances 2nd half, Woburn & Wavendon getting the only goal of the match 4 minutes from time a corner won headed in at the back post by Laura Taylor for her first goal of the season, enough to win the 3 points lift Woburn & Wavendon up to 5th in the table.

A 2nd win of the season too for Sherrardswood Ladies on Sunday as they travelled to play Bedford Ladies Development. The visitors taking an early lead Michaela Green scoring 2 minute into her Sherrardswood debut lobbing the keeper to make it 1-0. Sherrardswood going on to dominate the first half unable to extend their lead, Bedford coming back to level the scores before half-time Alicja Olszanka on target for her 6th goal of the season. A positive start to the 2nd half for Sherrardswood, Bedford’s keeper with a couple of saves, the visiting side retaking the lead on the hour Francesca Novelli striking from outside the box to find the back of the net for her first goal of the season. Both sides with chances after that, Sherrardswood making the 3 points safe in the final 5 minutes Manjinder Atwal onto the end of a cross to make it 3-1.

The points shared in the final match to bring you in Division Two, Evergreen Ladies playing bottom side Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies. A tough start to the season for both Evergreen with their first win of the season last weekend looking to build on that result. Another side feeling worse for the wear they conceded an early goal just the 2nd Wheathampstead have managed so far this season. Evergreen pushed hard for a reply Wheathampstead holding out to lead 1-0 at the break. The equalising coming late in the 2nd half Leane Pickett coming of the bench to score.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Herts Vipers and Harvesters Ladies neck and neck at the top of Division Three with 5 wins from 5 each, Harvesters not playing this Sunday saw an opportunity for Herts Vipers to go 3 points clear at the top as they looking to continue their 100% winning start playing Flitwick Eagles Ladies for the 2nd successive weekend. 10-0 to Herts Vipers last time out unfortunately for Flitwick it was more of the same, Herts Vipers young side full of goals Flitwick held out for half an hour then the floodgates opened with a flurry of goals to end the first half. Top scorer Nicole Jancey with a rapid fire hat-trick had 5 to her name before the break, Chloe Underwood also scoring first half would go on to make it a hat-trick herself in the 2nd period giving her 4 goals from just two appearances. Jancey scoring a 6th goal to put her on 25 goals already this season from just 7 games. Ellie Bates making her 2nd appearance of the season opening her account for Herts Vipers with a goal. Annalie Wood and Kelsey Millen also getting a goal a piece the final score 13-0.

A high scoring win too on Sunday away from home for 4th placed Biggleswade United Ladies in Division Three taking on Hitchin Town Ladies Reserves. A strong first half seeing Biggleswade race into a 7-0 lead top scorer Leeanne Davison opening the scoring on target to make it 1-0 inside the opening 5 minutes, Kayleigh Saunders quickly making it 2-0, Davison getting another to put Biggleswade 3 up inside the opening quarter hour. Saunders going to to complete a hat-trick plus a 4th before half-time to give her 10 goals for the season. Angelica Fachechi with a goal too late in the 1st period. Davison scoring 2 more 2nd half to put her on 14 goals for the season, Biggleswade leading 9-0 a late consolation goal coming for Hitchin Town, their goalkeeper Zoe Nemeth scoring the goal. A free-kick won outside the box the initial strike hitting the wall deflected back to Nemeth hit it first time sending the ball high looping down under the crossbar and bouncing over the line. Winning 4 of their opening 5 league games Biggleswade well placed to put pressure on the leading trio.

Stotfold Juniors Ladies are up to 5th in the Division Three table now as they continued their fine run of form at home to Whetstone Wanderers Ladies on Sunday. 10 points now won from their last 4 matches a 3rd win in that run coming this weekend against Whetstone Wanderers still looking for their first points since joining the league. Stotfold Juniors leading 2-0 at half-time going on to win the match 5-0. Chloe Ward scoring her 7th goal of the season for Stotfold their were goals too for Gemma Robertson and Georgina Yates plus first goals of the season for Holly Konopka and Hope Page.

  Bedwell Rangers Ladies were away this Sunday taking on 3rd placed Kempston Rovers Ladies who had made an great start to the season winning 4 of their opening 5 league games. Bedwell Rangers making a good start taking the lead Freya Rampley on target from a corner to make it 1-0. Maisie Main doubling the lead for the visiting side firing Bedwell Rangers into a 2 goal lead from the penalty spot. Kempston Rovers getting it back to 2-1. Captain Georgia Miller sending in a cross for Jessica Sullivan to meet putting Bedwell Rangers 3-1 to the good at half-time. Kempston Rovers improving in the 2nd period fighting back to score twice and see the points shared in a 3-3 draw, Jessica Pitts with her first goal and Sabrina Stramaglia with a brace.