The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 22/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd September

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

Five games played this Sunday in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership, first points of the season dropped by leaders ICA Sports Ladies sees the gap closed at the top to just a point. Very early days yet however with just a handful of games played in a 13 strong league a lot more football to be played.

Winning their opening 2 matches saw ICA Sports Ladies topping the Premiership table as they hosted newly promoted Ketton Ladies this Sunday. Ketton winning their debut game at this level 4-1 on the opening day back in league action having been involved in their county cup competition last weekend. A tough contest Ketton doing well to earn a point coming back to level the scores 3 times in the game which finished 3-3. Annie Posnett scoring a brace for ICA Sports her first of the season with Donna Nicholls also on target for a goal her 6th in 3 matches at the start of the season. Fran Kavanagh often amongst the goals for Ketton also netting a brace has 7 now from 3 played with Sascha Smith scoring her first of the campaign.

 Was a good opening day to the season for all 4 sides promoted from the Championship North and South last season with both Leverington Ladies and Haverhill Rovers Ladies winning their opening fixture meeting this weekend the pair looking to make it 2 wins from 2. Leverington of course the new name for Wisbech Town Ladies (Put that in because I typed Wisbech out of habit will try not to make that mistake too often as I get used to the new handle). Anyway hosting Leverington started the game well however it was Haverhill who would open the scoring against the run of play the ball fired home from a tight angle. Leverington responding straight away coming back to level the scores the ball crossed in volleyed in at the far post by Terri Ann Moeser for her first of the season. Leverington going on to take the lead, Savanna Plavecz finding the bottom corner for her first of the season. Haverhill’s turn to respond and scoring two quickfire goals held a 3-2 advantage at half-time. Needing to replace their goalkeeper in the 2nd period Leverington pushed hard for a reply striking both the crossbar and the post, Haverhill with a resilient performance to hold on to their lead, Leverington ended with 10 Polly Norman shown a red card, the hosts frustrated at the final whistle Haverhill collecting the 3 points an 2nd spot in the table their 100% in tact. Kayleigh Nolan captaining the side scoring her first two goals of the season a debut goal too for 16-year-old Georgia England.

Two wins from two now for Cambridge City Ladies new ‘A’ side as they climb up to 3rd in the Premiership table, a 3-2 away win against Netherton United Ladies last weekend they were at home to newly promoted St Ives Town Ladies Development this Sunday. A close fought game Cambridge with just the bare 11 a single goal enough to clinch the 3 points with Philippa Witherspoon scoring.

Netherton United Ladies getting off the mark at last having lost their opening two league games. On the road this weekend taking on Histon Ladies Reserves. Netherton off to a flyer scoring within the opening minute Emily Johnson played through to score. Histon reacted well getting straight back on level terms. Barely 4 minutes played and Netherton were leading again Johnson through again to score her 2nd of the game. Yasmin Green adding a 3rd goal for the visitors in the 19th minute. Johnson scoring to complete her hat-trick late in the first half had time for a 4th to see Netherton 5-1 up at half-time. Histon pulling it back to 5-2 within 10 minutes of the restart. Lissy Crutchfield bringing the ball out from the be striking from distance to beat the keeper and get her first of the season seeing Netherton leading 6-2 midway through the 2nd half. Histon kept going and got a 3rd goal. Netherton finishing strong with Green netting her 2nd of the game with 15 minutes left. Katie Cooper making it 8-3 with Johnson getting a 5th of the game in the 90th minute heading home to see Netherton win 9-3.

Peterborough Northern Star Ladies Reserves moving from the Northamptonshire Women’s County league were making their bow in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this weekend at home to another Peterborough based side Riverside Ladies. PNS Ladies Reserves getting off to a winning start. Kayla Dortch scoring a hat-trick in a 6-0 victory. There were goals too for Larissa Frederick, Georgia Clarke and Brandi Davies.

Peterborough Northern Star Ladies, Kayla Dortch

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship

It’s a lot busier in Cambridgeshire on the women’s football front than before not that I’m complaining with a much expanded league this season a 15 strong single division Championship looking exciting early on and seeing plenty of goals scored. A great start to the season for Cambridge Rangers Women bringing last season’s momentum into the new league making it 3 wins from 3 at the beginning of the campaign, used to a Sunday morning kick-off were in action at 10:30am away to Newmarket Town Ladies new Development side. A strong first half seeing the visitors leading the game 3-0. Talia Irvine scoring in the 2nd half for Newmarket, Cambridge Rangers added a further two goals to collect the 3 points with a 5-1 result. Vanessa Martinez Ramos scoring a brace has 4 from 2 appearances for Cambridge Rangers. Daniella Lewis with a goal too also has 4 from 3 played. With Hoi Yee Ng and Claire Kyndt scoring their first goals of the season.

Also making it 3 wins from 3 at the start of the season are Pinchbeck United Ladies. Looking good at the start of the season making new additions to their squad were at home to Burwell Tigers Ladies this Sunday. Leading 2-0 at half-time the hosts went on to score a further 4 goals in the 2nd period to win 6-0. Captain Chloe Gray scoring a brace their were goals too for Freya Peters and Courtney Walker. With China Smith and Natalie Hudson on target for their first goals.

Losing to Pinchbeck 3-0 on the opening day of the season Isleham United Ladies have responded well to win their next two league games to climb into 3rd spot in the Championship table. On the road this weekend were taking on new comers Swavesey Spartans Ladies. Meadow Wooldridge and Tegan Collier with her first of the season scoring for Swavesey. Poppy Green bagging a brace for Isleham to take her onto 5 goals for the season. Laura Todd with a goal too moving onto 7 from 3 played and Karren Overson with her first Isleham goal winning the 3 points, 4-2 the final score.

Deeping United Ladies also moving onto 6 points with their 2nd league win of the season. Losing 7-5 in a dramatic game with Eaton Socon Ladies last time out were at home again facing Hungate Rovers Ladies this weekend their opponents still looking for their first points of the season ran Deeping United close, a first goal of the season for Caroline Sutherland and a brace from Hannah Chapman a fantastic goal from a corner along with a penalty seeing her move onto 8 goals from just 3 played winning the game 3-2.

A first point of the season earned for Mildenhall Town Ladies this Sunday, the newcomers away to Park Ladies this Sunday and eventful first half between the sides seeing them drawing the game 3-3. A brace for Georgia Stimson along with a goal for Darcie Tegerdine for Park. Annalise Brown scoring the first ever Mildenhall goal, also on the scoresheet with their first goals for the club were Jasmine Luckett and Eloise Gookley. The sides battling out a goalless 2nd half to share the points.

A first win of the season coming this Sunday for newcomers Cambourne United Women away to Haverhill Rovers Ladies Development. Emily Arnold opening her account for Cambourne in the 6th minute had a 2nd goal 10 minutes later. A hat-trick completed with 12 minutes left to play. Abbie Cotton making her first start for Cambourne with a goal in the final 3 minutes to see the visitors win the match 4-2. Gemma Codling scoring both goals for Haverhill who you feel can’t be too far away from their first win of the season either.