The Round-Up – Essex 22/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd September

Essex Women’s Premier Division

All 8 sides in action in the Essex Women’s Premier Division this Sunday. Silver End United Ladies making a good start to the new season winning their opening two league matches to top the early table were at home this Sunday against Collier Row Tigers also showing good form scoring 9 goals in both of their league and cup matches so far. In the end a frustrating result for both sides as they had to settle for a point each the game finishing all square at 2-2. Laura Bunton and Roseanne Shafier with the goals for Collier Row Tigers that see both score in 3 successive games. Rosi Webb and Helen Alder on the scoresheet for Silver End United the pairs first goals for the club.

  Chelmsford City Ladies close the gap to Silver End United Ladies at the top of the Premier Division to a point winning away to Beacon Hill Rovers Ladies on Sunday. Ella Jones scoring for Beacon Hill Rovers to give the hosts an early lead, Chelmsford were soon back on level terms making it 1-1 inside the opening quarter hour of the game Shannon Kelly opening her account blasting in a shot from 18 yards. Molly Butcher giving the visitors the lead on the half hour finding the bottom corner with her first goal of the season. A 2-1 lead for Chelmsford at half-time the visitors ensuring the points won with a 3rd goals in the 2nd half Megan Hunter capitalising on a weak clearance to score her first of the season in the 78th minute.

The two promoted sides meeting this weekend in the Premier Division with Rayleigh Town Ladies at home to Billericay Town Ladies Development. The visitors short on numbers, Rayleigh coming back from 3-0 down in their opening game to draw 4-4 with Southend United Ladies. Plenty of goals in their side as they begin life at a higher level. It’ll be a surprise when you don’t see a football symbol by captain Isabelle Wallings name on full time and this was certainly not the case this Sunday with the attacker scoring 5 goals. Holly Gash often amongst the goals too scoring a brace, Louise Lawrence also on the scoresheet with a goal for Rayleigh in and 8-2 win. The visitors goalscorers Lisa Robins and Sophie Nyiro with her first Billericay goal.

  A 2-1 defeat to Chelmsford to start the season for Frontiers Ladies. Came though on penalties to advance in the County Cup last Sunday. This weekend travelled to Southend United Ladies looking for their first points of the season. The sides contesting a goalless draw at half-time Ellie-Marie Ashford struck early on the 2nd half with her first of the season to put Southend into the lead. Frontiers coming back to level the scores with Kelly Holsworth opening her account for the season. Jill Bartholomew firing Frontiers into the lead with what would prove to be the winning goal on her 50th appearance for the club.  

Essex Women’s Division One

Two sides making it 3 wins from 3 at the start of the season in Essex Women’s Division One, Aveley Ladies and Corringham Cosmos Ladies already opening up a 6 point lead at the top of the table. Aveley Ladies new to the league this season starting well at home this Sunday taking on Hutton Ladies Reserves who were beginning their season this weekend. The hosts winning the game 4-1 with Amara Drummond scoring her 4th goal of the season with 3 more players opening their accounts for Aveley, a goal each for Hayley Knott, Mia Williams and Holly Wright.

3 wins from 3 to start the season for Corringham Cosmos Women. Were away to newcomers Tigers Ladies this Sunday in Division One. A quick fire brace form Michelle Sumpter midway through the first half seeing Corringham Cosmos take a 2-0 lead. Ellie Wallace with a goal for Tigers Ladies their first in the league past the half hour seeing them trailing 2-1 at the interval. The 3 points made safe for Corringham Cosmos with 10 minutes left to play Molly McCarthy scoring her first goal for the club.

A 2-0 defeat to Corringham Cosmos, Leigh Ramblers Ladies Reserves were looking for their first points of the season as they hosted Bowers & Pitsea ladies new Development side at the weekend. Capitalised on a slow start by the visitors to open the scoring a ball over the top fired home. Bowers & Pitsea coming back to level the scores with Marina Jones scoring her first goal for the club. Leigh Ramblers getting the lead back before half-time going in 2-1 up opened up a 3-1 lead in the 2nd period. Constance Keeling getting it back to 3-2 to Bowers & Pitsea with 5 minutes left on the clock Leigh Ramblers holding on for their first win of the season, Stacy Bott and a brace for Elisha Reade celebrating their first goals of the season.