The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 06/10/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 6th October

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies continue to lead the way in Beds & Herts Women’s Division One keeping up their 100% winning start at home this Sunday playing Garston Ladies. Garston beating Hemel Hempstead last season coming into the game in good form themselves with back to back wins 7 points in total from their last 3 games. Proved to be a cracking game that saw 9 goals scored. Holly Jury netting a brace for Garston to open her account for the season with Charley Kelsey also finding the back of the net for a goal. 3 for the visitors defending champions Hemel Hempstead putting 6 past them at the other end to collect the 3 points. 6 different goalscorers for the hosts Lizzie Richardson opening the scoring Ella Mercer, Jessica Green and Charlene Turturici-Clarke all adding to the goals tally before half-time. Kayleigh Baker and Anna Wooldridge with the goals 2nd half. A 6 point lead at the top opening up for Hemel Hempstead with St Albans Ladies in 2nd seeing their FA Cup match away to FAWNL side Cambridge City Ladies called off due to the weather.

  Northwood Ladies have made a slow start to the season 2 draws and a loss from their opening 3 matches, tasted victory for the first time this season at home to bottom side Hitchin Belles on Sunday. Emma Steele scoring a brace with 4 more players opening their accounts for the season, Leanne Jones, Scarlet Keightley, Emma Marshall and Honor Cantrell with a goal on her first appearance for the club.

Northwood Ladies (photo credit Northwood Ladies)

  Royston Town Women Development also winning at home at the weekend to collect their first win in Beds & Herts Women’s Division one following promotion. Taking on Houghton Athletic Ladies benefited from thier 1st teams FA Cup game away to Ipswich Town Women getting called off due to the heavy rainfall. Able to call upon the services of striker Joanne Rutherford who netted a brace in the match their were goals too for Samantha Edgar and Jazmin Racher in a 4-1 win. Emily Watson scoring for Houghton Athletic.

  Hartham United Ladies awarded the home win against Letchworth Garden City Eagles.   

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

Garston Ladies Vintage Purples leading the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two table going into the weekend were away to AFC Kempston & Bedford College Ladies. An unbeaten start to the season for Garston as they look to bounce back to Division One at the first attempt. Kempston & Bedford with 1 win so far this season seeing an injury to one of their players lead to last weekends game against AFC Dunstable Blues. A close contest between the pair a goal conceded late in the game enough to see the 3 points won going the way of the visitors, Haleena Gill making her first appearance for Kempston & Bedford scoring on her debut to see them continue their 100% winning start, Garston losing their unbeaten record.

That result sees new leaders in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two with Langford Ladies taking over at the top continuing their impressive start to the season the newly promoted side making it 4 wins from 4. At home this Sunday taking on Evergreen Ladies. Langford emerging 4-2 victors with Rebecca Reeve on target for a brace. Amber Clark scoring too with her 7th of the season with Sophie Bounds also on the scoresheet with her first of the season. Rebecca Freeman and Hollie Holden with their first goals for the campaign for Evergreen Ladies. 

Having forfeited their opening two league matches of the season Bedford Ladies Development were in league action for the first time this season as they played host to Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies in Division Two this Sunday. Alicja Olszanska scoring her first Bedford goal hitting 4 past the keeper with Charlotte Demmon getting a goal too in a comfortable 5-1 win, her first of the season too.

  For the 2nd weekend in a row AFC Dunstable Ladies Blues saw a match abandoned due to injury to an opposition player. Were taking on Sherrardswood Ladies the visitors leading in the match with Rhiana Rose lobbing the keeper to put them 1 up. On 67th minutes however Sherrardswood goalkeeper Shayna Godin was hurt in a collision with a Dunstable forward a wait for an ambulance the match abandoned. Glad to report Shayna Godin is Okay and wish her a speedy recovery.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

New sides Harvesters Ladies and Herts Vipers Women both making a 100% winning start to the season, Harvesters leading the way with 4 wins from 4, Herts Vipers one behind winning their opening 3 games. With Harvesters sitting out this weekends games Herts Vipers knew a positive result would see them overhaul them at the top of the Division Three table. At home were taking on Buntingford Town Ladies themselves losing their opening 3 games. Herts Vipers proving a strong side early on scoring plenty of goals so to again this Sunday as they rattled in a double figure win. Selin Burukgiray making her first appearance for Herts Vipers this season enjoying her debut in women’s football celebrating 5 goals including a 1st half hat-trick. Top scorer Nicole Jancey also celebrating a hat-trick to move onto 14 for the season. 5 more players on the scoresheet in a 13-0 win with Tazmin Symonds Bishop, Kelsey Millen and Amy Jo Hebborn all opening their accounts with Rebecca Edge and Lucy Sende also getting their names on the scoresheet. 

A big win too for Biggleswade United Ladies 3rd in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three table away to Flitwick Eagles Ladies on Sunday. The visitors with a strong start to the game scoring 4 goals a flurry in the 2nd half adding a further 8 goals to see Biggleswade finish on 12 without reply, 4 goals each for Leeanne Davison and Kayleigh Saunders her first goals for Biggleswade. Tashai Simms also collecting her first Biggleswade goals netting a brace in the game with Zoe Molloy also scoring two. Biggleswade winning 3 out of their 4 opening league matches 3 points back from the leading pair. 

A similar record to start the season too for Kempston Rovers Ladies also on 9 points winning 3 of their opening 4 matches in Division Three. On the road this weekend taking on Evergreen Eagles. Ellie Newberry-Bierton scoring her first ever hat-trick for Kempston Rovers their were goals too for Zoe Trinder her 5th of the season and a first Kempston Rovers goal for Hoffi Pursey. Kempston Rovers coming away with a 5-1 win to remain well placed on the table.

  A meeting between 5th ad 6th at the weekend as Bedwell Rangers Ladies hosted Hitchin Town Ladies Reserves. A encouraging start to the season for Bedwell Rangers winning 2 of their opening 4 games, Hitchin Town likewise with 6 points on the board awarded one win getting their first competitively last weekend. Meeting this weekend it was Bedwell Rangers with the early lead awarded a free-kick 25 yards out inside the opening 5 minute Maisie Main sending the ball over the keeper to make it 1-0. Hitchin Town looking for a reply an effort ruled out for offside tailing 1-0 at the break the visitors coming back to level early in the 2nd period, April Spang sending the ball home from a tight angle to equalise, both disappointed in the finish to take a share of the points.