The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 15/04/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 15th April

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

 Newly crowned Beds & Herts Division One Champions, St Albans Ladies travelled to Houghton Athletic Ladies one of the few sides to take points off the unbeaten league leaders so far this season. Houghton Athletic taking the lead in the match with Emily Wilson scoring the goal. St Albans came back to level just before the break with Michaela Johnson on target with the goal. The Visitors going on to claim the win in the 2nd half with 20 minutes played Eleanor Lovelock found the back of the net for what would prove to be the winning goal. A 2-1 win one match left for St Albans in the league then the League Cup Final.

 St Albans opponents in the League Cup Final will be Northwood Ladies and they moved back into 2nd place in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division One with a big win away to then 2nd placed Sherrardswood Ladies. Goals from Leanne Jones and Aliyah Ahmed seeing Northwood leading 2-0 at half-time. Emma Steele put the visiting side 3-0 up midway through the 2nd half. Victoria Liebermann and Danielle Taylor adding further goals in the last 20 minutes to see Northwood clinch the 3 points with a 2-0 win. Both sides win one game left Northwood have a 2 point advantage now a win away to Sharnbrook WFC this coming Sunday will secure runners-up spot. 

 The bottom two met in the league in Division One this Sunday, Watton Ladies hosting Flitwick Ladies both promoted to the league last season have had a difficult campaign. Neither with a win, 3 draws for Flitwick they were celebrating a win at the final whistle. Goals from Kierra Gabriel, Jessica Pitts and Kelly Lee seeing Flitwick run out 3-1 winners. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

 In Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two leaders Garston Ladies 2nd XI needed a win from either of their last two league matches to secure the title 8 points clear of 2nd placed Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires they travelled to play Hitchin Town Ladies this Sunday. The home side taking the lead 15 minutes into the match Jessica McNamara scoring the goal. McNamara making it 19 goals to her name for the season 10 minutes later as she doubled Hitchin Town’s lead. 2-0 up at half-time Garston pulled a goal back early in the second half with Lauren Berryman putting the ball into the goal for her 22nd of the season. Setting up a tense 2nd half Garston couldn’t find a levelling goal, Hitchin Town adding to their lead in the final minute Hayley Watson with the goal to see them win 3-1. The side meet in the reverse fixture in a fortnights time. 

  Good news for 2nd placed Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires as they record a big home win over bottom side Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses Blues to close the gap to Garston to 5 points with a game in hand and over haul them on goal difference too. April Spang netting a hat-trick in the match, Sophie Mandel getting a brace their were goals too for Chemise Huitson, Patience Ndlovu, Milan Johnston, Georgina Harvey and Ellie Burke in a 10-2 win. Two home games left for Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires against Hitchin Belles and Evergreen Eagles. Georgie Payne and Sally Green scoring the goals for Woburn.

 5th placed Letchworth Garden City Eagles picked up all 3 points at home to 6th placed Evergreen Eagles on Sunday. Emily Jamieson netting twice with Natalie Moey scoring her 13th goal of the season in a 3-0 victory. 

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

 With a game in hand on league leaders Bedford Ladies Development in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three, 2nd placed Wheathamstead Wanderers Ladies came unstuck away to Shefford Town & Campton Ladies this Sunday losing the game 3-1 to leave both sides level on 30 points with one game left to play. Shefford Town & Campton playing their final fixture of the season ending on a high picking up a good win, Sarah King getting on the scoresheet for two goals. Leanne Davison also scoring a goal.

   Evergreen Ladies in 4th place in the table move level on points with 3rd placed Welwyn Pegasus Azures as they won at home against them this Sunday. Samantha Jackson with a hat-trick taking her onto 12 for the season. Natalie Maher also netting twice moving onto 10 for the season as Evergreen secured the 3 points with a 5-2 win. Welwyn Pegasus Azures goals coming from their top scorer Janiece Allen who has 27 goals now from 15 appearances. Both sides have 2 games left to play.