The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 25/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 25th November

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

A busy Sunday off league action across the Beds & Herts Women’s Leagues 3 Division’s. A extra-time winner away to Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies in the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup last Sunday saw Division One leaders, Welwyn Pegasus Sapphires unbeaten run of 6 games come to an end. Were back in league action this Sunday away to Sharnbrook WFC. Welwyn suffering just their 2nd league loss of the season as they were narrowly beaten 1-0. Other results going Sharnbrook’s way they climb to 4th in the Division One table are just 3 points behind Welwyn now with a game in hand.

   Moving into 2nd position in the Division One table Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies were at home to defending Champions, St Albans Ladies this Sunday, a good result as they ended St Albans unbeaten league record stretching back to February 2017. 4 straight wins for Hemel Hempstead in the league ran out 5-1 winners with 5 different players on the score sheet, Bianca Hedgecock, Louise McCay, Lizzie Richardson, Charlene Turturici-Clark and top scorer Natasha McConville. Moves them to within a point of leaders Welwyn.

   Houghton Athletic Ladies finally brought to an end a run of bad results that saw them suffer 4 losses after a promising 3 game winning streak at the beginning of the season. Tasted victory again at home on Sunday against Garston Ladies 1st team. Ciara Craig firing a brace into the back of the net with Emily Wilson moving onto 10 for the season also scoring in a 3-0 win that as with Hemel Hempstead has them on 12 points.

   A big win in Division One too on Sunday in Division One for Northwood Ladies away to Garston Ladies 2nd XI. Up to 5th in the table now, Emma Steele doubling her goals tally for the season as she found the goal for 4. Scarlett Keightley and Leanne Jones both getting a goal each whilst both Samantha May and Holly Gilder were celebrating their first goals of the season in a comfortable 8-0 win.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

A 3rd successive win in the league sees Hitchin Town Ladies open up a 4 point lead at the top of Division Two this Sunday. An away trip to play Bedford Ladies Development, Hannah Ridley scoring for the hosts in the 10th minute. Hitchin Town getting 2 up the other end to win the game Lucy Huffer with her first goal of the season and captain Emma Chaffey on target with her 6th winning the 3 points.

   A run of 5 straight league wins saw Letchworth Garden City Eagles climb to 2nd spot in Division Two taking them to within a point of Hitchin Town at the top. That run was brought to an end on Sunday after they were beaten at home by Hitchin Belles. Amy Jack moving onto 9 goals for the season scoring twice for Hitchin. Charlotte Peters one behind on 8 also getting a goal with Keira How sending the ball home too in a 4-1 win that leaves Hitchin Belles on 10 points in 5th after 5 games played.

   Big wins in the league too on Sunday in Division Two for the 3rd and 4th placed sides. 3rd placed Royston Town Ladies Development away to Watton Ladies. Keira Gabriel claiming a hat-trick. Hannah Tofts getting a brace her first 2 goals of the campaign. So to Nicole Cooper with her first goal, Olivia Sole and Abby Laughlin also on target in an 8-1 win.

  8 goals to for Evergreen Ladies 4th in Division Two as they enjoyed a good home win against Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies on Sunday. There were first goals of the season for, Lisa Nolan and Hollie Holden whilst Leane Pickett scored a brace to open her account. Rebecca Freeman also scoring twice, Ellie Smith and Natalie Maher with Evergreen’s other goals.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

 AFC Dunstable Ladies great form at the start of the season continues as the newcomers to Division Three beat the league leaders Langford Ladies at home this Sunday, 5  league wins and a draw now as Dunstable close the gap on Langford to 2 points. Goals from Courtney McNamara plus a 16th of the season for Bianca Vassell see Langford lose for the 2nd time this season ending there 6 game winning run after losing on the opening day… against Dunstable.

 A draw last time out in the league saw AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies drop points for the first time since joining Division Three. Back to winning ways this Sunday at home as they took on Buntingford Town Ladies. Bex Cray scoring a brace moves into double figures for the season. Zara Garrard and Taylor Kingston also getting a goal a piece in a 4-0 victory for the 3rd placed side.

  A hat-trick for Giselle Randell helped to secure the 3 points for 4th placed Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses on Sunday as they hosted Stotfold Juniors Ladies in Division Three, Zoe Griffiths also getting a goal as they ran out 4-2 winners, a yet to keep a clean sheet this season with Chloe Everton and Becky Lund scoring for Stotfold.

   A good start to the season for Biggleswade United Ladies they were the early pacesetters winning their opening two matches since then they have lost 3 in a row to drop down the table. One of those wins at home to Bedwell Rangers Ladies were taking them on again this Sunday away from home, a good result scoring 6 without reply seeing Biggleswade return to winning ways moving back up to 5th in the table.