The Round-Up – Beds & Herts 29/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 29th September

Beds & Herts Women’s Division One

Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies maintain their 3 point lead at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One, the defending champions made to work for the win coming up against Hartham United Ladies on Sunday. A close game settled by a single goal. Hemel Hempstead taking the lead with half a hour played Ella Mercer scoring what would prove to be the winner to keep Hemel Hempstead’s 100% record in tact.

  St Albans Ladies 2nd in the Division One table also with a 100% record from 4 played, last weekend involved in the Women’s FA Cup picking up a great result winning away to higher league opposition were back in league action this Sunday looking to make it 3 from 3 in the league. At home were taking on newly promoted Royston Town Women Development. proved tough opponents St Albans taking the lead in the 34th minute Jessica McNamara rounding the keeper to tap home. 1-0 the advantage at half-time the hosts doubling their lead early in the 2nd half. Cally Salter getting onto the end of a Molly Slade free-kick. 20 minutes to go and St Albans scored 3 quick goals to make the game secure Slade with a two minute brace, Cally Salter sandwiching her 2nd of the game in between. 5-0 up Slade went of to score her 1st ever hat-trick for St Albans to see the game won 6-0.

   Momentum for Garston Ladies as they climb to 4th in the Beds & Herts Women’s Division One table winning 7 points from their last 3 matches after a heavy loss on the opening day of the season. At home this Sunday making it back to back wins against Hitchin Town Ladies in the process bringing the newly promoted sides unbeaten start to an end. A blistering start from Garston leading in the 4th minute were 2 to the good just a minute later a 3rd goal coming before 10 minutes wee on the clock, Hitchin rallied pulling a goal back before half-time Bethany Spavins set up to score her first goal. Lucy Huffer on target with her first goal of the season scoring a 25 yard free-kick the bring it back to 3-2 7 minutes into the 2nd half. Garston coming back to restore their 2 goal lead 5 minutes later going on to win the game 4-2 their goals scored by Sian Fisken, Ruby Jager, Danielle McMullan and Leah Crockett with her first of the season.

    Houghton Athletic Ladies recording their 1st league win of the season this Sunday away to last season’s Division Two champions Hitchin Belles. Houghton Athletic with a strong first half taking a 5-0 lead into the dressing room. A brace for last season’s top scorer Emily Wilson, a brace to for Sophia Lee her first for the club along with a goal for Ciara Craig on her first appearance of the campaign. A tough start to the season for Hitchin Belles losing their opening 3 fixtures, pulled two goals back in the 2nd period with Keira How and Gemma Smith on the scoresheet. Houghton winning 5-2.

  A frustrating start to the season for Northwood Ladies a draw and narrow loss to Hemel Hempstead last weekend to start the season were away to newly promoted Letchworth Garden City Eagles Ladies this Sunday. An 11-0 defeat to Hemel Hempstead to open their campaign. A point earned this weekend as they held Northwood to a 3-3 draw. Tayla Murray, Kin Franklin and Katie Smith scoring Letchworth’s first goals of the season. Samantha May and Zamina Rehemtulla off the mark with a goal each for Northwood with Emma Steele also on the scoresheet.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Two

  Two matches completed in Beds & Women’s Division Two this Sunday. Garston Ladies Reserves (Vintage Purples) as they are known on Twitter continuing their unbeaten start to the season to maintain the lead. Back to back wins the 3 points collected on the road this weekend up against Evergreen Ladies who lost heavily in their opening league fixture. Yasmin Sabri scoring a brace for the visitors with Emma Trill also finding the back of the net for a goal in a 3-0 away win.

  Newly promoted side Langford Ladies continuing their excellent start to the season in Division Two a 100% winning start 3 from 3 now as they won comfortably away from home on Sunday to climb up to 2nd in the table a point behind Garston. Were playing Wheathampstead Wanderers Ladies. Amber Clarke striking home a hat-trick to double her goals tally for the season. Rebecca Reeve getting on the scoresheet too with her first goals of the season netting a brace. Tabitha and Ayesha Brown with a goal each the latter’s first of the campaign. 

  The clash between newly promoted sides AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Ladies and AFC Dunstable Blues abandoned due to an nasty injury to a Kempston Town player. Wishing her all the best for a speedy recovery. Watton Ladies awarded a home win against Bedford Ladies Development.

Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three

Harvesters Ladies continue to lead the way in Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three making it 4 wins from 4 at the weekend but they were run very close by hosts Kempston Rovers Ladies who came close to earning a point their winning start coming to an end as they fall to a 3-2 defeat. Eve Shaw with her 5th of the season scoring for Harvesters along with Sian Appleyard and a first of the season for Molly O’Neill. Sabrina Stramaglia and Zoe Trinder the goalscorers for Kempston Rovers who stay 3rd on goal difference with a clutch of sides now having 6 points. 

  Herts Vipers keep up the pressure on leaders Harvesters Ladies winning their 3rd game of the season to maintain their 100% winning start. Weren’t at their best hosting Biggleswade United Ladies. The sides drawing 1-1 at half-time Lois Ruane scoring for Herts Vipers. A good start to the 2nd half for the hosts Nicole Jancey firing them into a 2-1 lead with her 11th of the season Lucy Sende on target to put Herts Vipers 3-1 ahead with her first goal. Biggleswade coming straight back to make it 3-2. Herts Vipers preventing their opponents for finding another to win the 3 points.

Moving up to 5th in the Division Three table joining Kempston Rovers and Biggleswade are Bedwell Rangers ladies winning their 2nd game of the season at home to Evergreen Eagles playing their first game of the season.  Rachel Young scoring a brace for Bedwell Rangers with Freya Rampley, Georgia Miller and Danielle Cook all on target wit a goal a piece in a 5-0 result.

  Joining the pack on 6th points in 6th spot are Hitchin Town Ladies Reserves winning their first competitive game under their new banner. Their previous 3 points awarded as a home win. Were at home this Sunday taking on newcomers Whetstone Wanderers Ladies. A brace for April Spang in the 1st half scoring Hitchin Town Reserves first goals Spang adding a 3rd to complete a hat-trick with 12 minutes left. Megan White-Benton also celebrating a goal for Hitchin in the final 5 minutes to see the game won 4-2. Whetstone Wanderers still searching for their first league points losing their opening 4 games Jessica Marshall and Hailey Peters with their first goals of the season.

 Also celebrating their first win of the season are Stotfold Juniors Ladies, haven’t played in the league since the opening day of the season losing 8-4 to Biggleswade. Were at home to new side Flitwick Eagles Ladies this Sunday a close first half between the sides Stotfold with a narrow lead, a completely different story 2nd half as the hosts ran out comfortable 10-2 winners. Chloe Ward scoring early in the first half completing a hat-trick late in the 2nd period. Also claiming a 2nd half hat-trick was Georgia Dollman. Gemma Robertson with a brace there were goals too for Georgia Yates and Becky Charter. Anna Bright scoring in the 12th minute for Flitwick, Brittany Holdsworth with their 2nd in the 89th minute.