The Round-Up – Suffolk 22/09/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 22nd September

Suffolk Women’s Division 

The last one of the week the latest league action from the Suffolk Women’s Division, plenty of goals scored once again two sides topping the table with 4 wins from 4 to open the season with contrasting results.

Needham Market Women have assembled a strong squad not only for their senior sides but too for their new Reserves side who have hit the ground running in the Suffolk Women’s Division scoring plenty of goals 60 now from just 4 games played. A huge scoreline racked up at the weekend at home to University of Suffolk Women playing their first game of the season. 28-0 is eye watering by anyone’s standards, Needham Market in form especially striker Lois Balfour 9 already this season, has 19 now! Scoring 10 herself at the weekend. Hat-tricks too for captain Amy Trenter, Katie Moore and Maria Smith. Braces scored by four more players Hannah Cobbold, Ashleigh Goddard, Milly Carter and player manger Freya Louis with Amber Leeks also getting her name on the scoresheet.

 An eye watering scoreline and not to rain on Needham Market’s parade one you don’t want to see but all results deserve some coverage. The Suffolk Women’s Division in a period of expansion great to see but these results will happen now and again. A plus 58 goal difference already for Needham Market already. A brutal start to the season for University of Suffolk Women have no details on their line-up or numbers, results you hope will only get better from here. 

In contrast Brettvale Ladies were playing their first game of the season this weekend despite having 9 points already on the board awarded home and away wins against opponents in their scheduled opening games. Keen to get going at last have strengthened ahead of the new season were away to Alresford Colne Rangers who had made a good start to the season themselves winning their opening 3 matches. Abbie Fisher making her Brettvale debut celebrating the occasion by scoring a hat-trick. Tarnya McKew making a huge impact coming in last season with her goal scoring ability beginning with a brace. A brace to for Claire Turnbull with Amie Chippendale also marking her Brettvale debut with a goal in an 8-1 win. 

Three wins from three at the start of the season see newly formed Burt Town Ladies up to 3rd in the Suffolk Women’s Division. The bulk of the squad made up of the former Walsham Le Willows squad they were up against Brantham Athletic Ladies at home this Sunday the pair sharing a 7 goal thriller all square at 2-2 at half-time with Bury coming out on top to edge the game 4-3 to keep their 100% record intact. Julie Brind scoring a brace for Bury Town, Mia Bambury also on target for a goal along with Zoe Klimcke, great to see her back amongst the goals after suffering a nasty knee injury last season. 

Henley Athletic Ladies forfeiting their opening two league games began their season last weekend with a 3-1 win over fellow newcomers Ramsey & Mistley Ladies. Made it back to back league wins this weekend away to Chantry Grasshoppers Ladies. Enya Moore making her debut for Henley Athletic scoring a hat-trick, first goals of the season too for Shorolla Allen scoring a brace. Amy Gilson on target firing in a goal along with Emma Long scoring on her Henley Athletic debut. A 7-1 win for the visitors Charlotte Fayers scoring for Chantry Grasshoppers her first of the season.

Joining Henley Athletic on 6 points in 5th spot are Woodbridge Town Ladies winning their 2nd 3 point haul of the season the previous coming from a home win ironically enough against Henley. A 2-1 loss on the opening day were away to AFC Kesgrave Ladies this Sunday in the league. Taking a 2-0 lead into half-time a 3rd goal added in the 2nd half saw the game won 3-0. Last seasons top scorer Jenna Liverpool netting a brace to open her account for the season. Rachael Haward also finding the back of the net for her first of the season for Woodbridge.

Elsewhere in the Suffolk Women’s Division there were first wins of the season for Brightlingsea Regent Ladies and Holland Ladies. The former at home to Ramsey & Mistley Ladies on Sunday. A 6-3 loss to Brantham Athletic on the opening day followed by a forfeited game Brightlingsea found the back of the net for 6 goals to win the 3 points at the weekend. A strong first half seeing Hannah Goldsmith score a hat-trick with Paige Knight also scoring to see the hosts 4-0 up. Knight scoring her 2nd early in the 2nd half would go on to score a hat-trick herself albeit one for the opposition credited with an own goal. Lucy Tilbury adding a sixth goal in the final 5 minutes for Brightlingsea as they collected their first 3 points of the season.

  A single goal winning the game for Holland Ladies enough though for them to win their first ever game in the Suffolk Women’s Division since joining in the summer. The former FC Clacton Ladies side way to Leiston St Margarets Ladies. Jasmine Cox amongst the goals wherever she had played on target to score her first of the season for Holland and win them their first 3 points.