The Tuesday Round-Up

The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Ten

  Welcome everyone to the Tenth edition of The Tuesday Round-Up bringing you all of the past weekends women’s football action from the East of England. Quite a windy affair for most on Sunday afternoon, for those fixtures that had survived the heavy rain falling the day before. A few postponements meaning another frustrated afternoon for some. A limited programme of league fixtures across all the leagues with this being a Sunday set aside for County Cup fixtures. For those in league action it was an opportunity to take advantage of their rivals cup distractions and get the points to lift them up the table. Five of the six counties that fall under the Women’s Football East banner were involved in County Cup matches this Sunday, 2nd round ties in Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Norfolk, whilst Suffolk were at the quarter finals stage. Plenty to bring you once more so let’s plunge into the action.

FA Women’s Cup

One postponed fixture from last weekend involving a side competing in FAWPL South East Division One took place this Sunday with Old Actonians Ladies playing host to Southampton Saints Ladies from the FAWPL South West Division One in 4th Round Qualifying. Carla Williams netted a hat-trick with Jessica Byrne adding a 4th goal as Old Actonians Ladies ran out 4-1 winners now have a home tie against Swindon Town Ladies n the 1st Round Proper who they will also face in the FAWPL Cup the Sunday before.

FAWPL Southern Division

Just the two fixtures being played in the FAWPL Southern Division this weekend with other sides playing in their various County Cups and the match between Plymouth Argyle Ladies & Lewes Ladies falling foul of the weather. They faced each other just two weeks ago, now in the reverse fixture Brighton & Hove Albion WFC got back to winning ways having gone 3 matches without a win took the 3 points off the side who had replaced them at the top, Cardiff City Ladies. Coming away from Wales with a 2-1 win Kate Natkiel with the 1st half strike to give Brighton the advantage at half-time Amy Taylor adding a 2nd goal. Kelly Aldridge pulling one back for Cardiff but it wasn’t enough as Brighton climb back up into 2nd spot in the table a point behind Cardiff. 

 In the other game in the FAWPL Southern Division, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies move up into 4th spot in the league table after they defeated West Ham United Ladies at home. Wendy Martin giving Tottenham Hotspur the lead midway through the 1st half, they looked to have thrown it away at the death with West Ham United Ladies, Romina Pinna scoring an equalising goal one minute into injury time. Tottenham Hotspur though still had time for one more attack and it was Martin again getting on the end of a long cross put in towards the far post heading the ball home to seal a 2-1.

FAWPL South East Division One

 Like wise in FAWPL South East Division One, just the two league fixtures taking place with another Lowestoft Town Ladies v Enfield Town Ladies getting postponed. Norwich City Ladies are the big movers in the league table climbing from 8th up into 5th spot following a 5-0 away win to bottom side Bedford Ladies. Early goals for Natasha Snelling scoring on the 5th and 14th minute with a goal from Katie Knights in between on 11 minutes to give the Norfolk side a 3-0 lead at the break, Ellen Swift and Abigail Gower adding two more goals to make it 5.

Also moving in the right direction climbing a place into the top half of the table in 6th are Cambridge United WFC following their 3rd straight league win. Were away to Denham United Ladies this Sunday, Becky Taylor opening the scoring for the visitors on 7 minutes, Emma Jenkins struck on 33 minutes to make it 2-0 at half-time. A 3rd goal came courtesy of new signing Sarah Wiltshire, the Welsh international a potent addition to the squad. Denham United pulled one goal back with 5 minutes left, Cambridge United WFC winning 3-1.

Eastern Regional Leagues

Pretty much everyone was partaking in a County Cup fixture this weekend in the ERWFL Premier Division, just the one fixture with bottom side AFC Dunstable hosting Haringey Borough Women. Couldn’t build on last weekends 1st league win, despite Amber Pearson giving them the lead at half-time Haringey Borough came back 2nd half to score twice win 2-1 to lift them back up into 4th place.

In the ERWFL Division One West, it was 1st versus 2nd as Hutton Ladies took on Stevenage Ladies Reserves. Hutton stay top after the match ended all square, 1-1. Stevenage Ladies Reserves however drop to 3rd spot as Offley & Stopsley Women move into 2nd spot following a 1-0 victory against Sawbridgeworth Town WFC.


 It was the Women’s County Cup all the way in Norfolk this Sunday the 2nd round taking place with teams vying for a place in the quarter finals of the competition. Two sides advanced without kicking a ball, Toftwood Ladies and Bohemians Ladies awarded home wins. No doubt the tie of the round was between last years beaten finalists Thorpe United and Wymondham Town Ladies who exited the FA Women’s Cup last weekend. Are out of the County Cup too a single goal enough to send Thorpe United into the quarter finals. A hue win for Red Rose Ladies the Division Two side travelling to the coast to play Cromer Town Ladies of Division Three, the final score 11-3, with Megan Skinner scoring 5, with a hat-trick each for Vicki and Sophie Lubbock. 

Aylsham FC Ladies are also through the the quarter finals after a 4-0 home win against fellow Division One side, Long Stratton Ladies, the goal scorers, Keira Squires, Leanne Woodward, Abbie Charlton and Emma Gillespie. Division One side Lynn Ladies faced a tricky tie at home to Division Three side Gorleston FC Ladies. Bethany Turner scoring twice for the visitors who finished the match with 10 players after a red card, it wasn’t enough with Lynn Ladies scoring 3 goals, all from Shelley Woods to book them a quarter final spot. 90 minutes and a further 30 minutes of extra time couldn’t bring a winner in the match between Stalham Town Ladies and Sprowston Ladies ending 0-0 the game went to penalties, Stalham Town going through after winning the shoot-out 4-3. The final 2nd round match between Mulbarton Belles and current County Cup holders Acle United Ladies was postponed until next Sunday.

The draw for the quarter finals of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup was made on Monday and the ties scheduled to be played Sun 17th January 2016 are listed below

Thorpe United Ladies v Stalham Town Ladies

Aylsham FC Ladies v Toftwood Ladies

Red Rose Ladies v Bohemians Ladies

Lynn Ladies v Mulbarton Belles or Acle United Ladies


Into Suffolk and there was just the one league fixture with Witnesham Wasps hosting Leiston St Margarets Ladies. Witnesham wasps climb back above Bacton United Ladies into 4th spot in the league table after a comprehensive 8-0 win, Emily Steward with a hat-trick plus 2 goals for Emma Long, the other goals from Caitlin Howe, Lauren Page and Alice Rampling. Leiston St Margarets continue to search for their 1st point of the season.

Elsewhere it was the quarter finals of the Suffolk Women’s County Cup, Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies were awarded a home win late on against Brantham Athletic Ladies to advance to the semi-finals. Suffolk Women’s Division One side Copleston Ladies faced daunting opponents as current holders of the County Cup Ipswich Town Ladies playing 4 leagues above them were the visitors. Ipswich Town Ladies won 12-1, the goals from Roxanne Small x4, Molly Hall, Jasmine Cox both x2, Coral Young, Amanda Crump Cassandra Craddock and Jacqueline Bell.

 It was an away trip to higher league opposition too for Suffolk Women’s Division side East Bergholt United Ladies away to Bury Town Ladies, the home side advancing to the semi-finals with a 4-0 win Laura Brame scoring a hat-trick with Gemma Carter adding the other goal. In the final quarter final fixture last season’s runners-up AFC Sudbury Ladies were at home to Ipwich Wanderers Ladies, Sophie Jeffery and Skye Ramsey on target to seal a 2-0 win to send AFC Sudbury through to the semi-final draw.


It was league action in Cambridgeshire this Sunday although there were just the 2 fixtures taking place in the Women’s Premiership. 2nd placed Cambridge University Women close the gap to a point on leaders Cambridge United WFC Reserves who saw their games against ICA Sports Ladies called off. Cambridge University were away to 2nd bottom Huntingdon Town Ladies, plenty of goals scored in the match 8 goals shared between the 2 sides Cambridge University edging it 5-3 with goals from Hayley Stewart, Maud Gibbons plue 2 from Amy Binning an own goal adding to the tally. Kellie-Ann Daniels, Laura Spaxman and Stephanie Day scoring for Huntingdon Town. Cambridge City Ladies are up to 3rd spot still unbeaten in the leagie following a 7-1 away victory at bottom side Fulbourn Bluebirds, Grace Stanley netting a hat-trick with Carla Penny adding 2 more Olivia Fraser also scoring. An own goal adding to the tally. Rachel Pearce with the consolation goal for Fulbourn Bluebirds.

New leaders in the Women’s Championship North as Bourne Ladies retake top spot of Wisbech Town Ladies. Were hosting the leaders this Sunday, a hat-trick from Tracey Duxbury-Mead with 2 more goals scored by Kimberly Fairweather helping to secure a 5-2 win. Faye Kowalesky and Sophie Gutteridge scoring for Wisbech Town Ladies who drop to 3rd place as March Town United Ladies leap up the table from 5th into 2nd after this Sunday’s result. A 4-1 win at home to Swinehead Institute Ladies. Shannon Kelly on target 3 times with Jade Pointer adding another goal. Megan Gangerson scoring for Swineshead Institute. Battle of the bottom clubs this Sunday too both without a point something had to give as new sides Hungate Rovers Ladeis and Tydd St Mary Ladies played one another. It was a 1st 3 points of the season for Hungate Rovers Ladies as they won the game 5-0, Jade Chamberlain scoring 4 of their goals with Bianca Towler adding the other.

 New leaders in the Women’s Championship South with St Ives Town Ladies now at the top of the pile following a 4-0 home win against Comberton Ladies. Two goals each for Connie Liddiard and Tierney Poore. The lead may chance although the league table don’t reflect it yet as Milton Ladies were leading 2-1 away to Little Paxton Ladies when the game was abandoned after 70 minutes due to a serious injury to a Little Paxton player. In the other match in the league Riverside Rovers Reserves do the double over bottom side Cambridge Rangers having beaten them away last weekend won the reverse fixture at home this Sunday 3-1 with goals from Jessica Blackbird, Michelle Bark and Roneta Maroosafte to lift them above Comberton Ladies into 4th spot.


 Just the one fixture in the Essex Women’s Premier Division, a chance for Chelmsford City Ladies to extend their lead at the top of the table and take points off one of the sides in the chasing pack at home to Runwell Hospital Ladies. A single strike from Charlotte Barnard enough to take the 3 points for Chelmsford City and extend their lead at the top to 7 points.

In the Essex Women’s Division One, Harlow Ladies made it 9 wins out of 9, are 5 points clear at the top of the table following another high scoring win, 7-0 on home turf to Valley Green Ladies. Harlow have a big test coming up, this coming Tuesday  (24th) but one they should relish as they host FAWPL Southern Division side Charlton Athletic Women in the Ryman Women’s Cup. Trying to catch Harlow Ladies are Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves the 2nd placed side winning again this weekend and giving their goal difference a huge boost too as they are the latest side to put the sword to bottom side Waltham Forest Ladies who continue to endure a very tough start to their footballing life. The final score 21-0 to Chelmsford City Reserves. Alresford Colne Rangers move up into 3rd spot in the table after a 3-1 away win against Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies Reserves. Chigwell Ladies were awarded a home win after Southend Town Ladies failed to field a team. 

 Elsewhere it was the 2nd Round of the Essex Women’s County Cup. The weather put pay to 2 ties those between Collier Row Tigers & Walden Ladies as well as Billericay Town Ladies v Gt Wakering Rovers Ladies. In the other ties Colchester Town Ladies advance to the quarter final stage of the competition following a 3-1 win over Lawford Ladies the goals from Georgia Box, Ceri Harris and Lucy Jones. 3-1 was also the winning margin for Writtle Ladies as they beat fellow ERWFL Division One East side Silver End United Ladies at home, two goals for Abigail Fry plus one for Sophie Vale sealing the win Rebecca Hollocks on the score-sheet for Silver End United.

Two Essex Premier Division sides met in the next tie with Eastern Avenue taking on Hullbridge Sports Ladies. It was the visitors who came out on top of a 3-2 score line to book a place in the quarter final draw. In the last tie to take place this Sunday Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies were hosting Brentwood Town Ladies. After 90 minutes the scores were all square 1-1 going into extra time both sides found the back of the net again, Abbie Simmonds and Taylor Parrish with Little Thurrock Dynamos’ goals, Paidamayo Dedza and Carla Rose scoring for Brentwood Town 2-2 (aet) the tie went to penalties Brentwood Town emerging victorious winning the shoot-out 3-2 to advance to the quarter finals.

 Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

With the united counties splitting up for their own women’s county cup ties this weekend their were just a handful of league fixtures taking place. In Division One Sherrardswood Ladies took full advantage as they travelled to Letchworth Garden City Eagles in an 11am kick off, 5th versus 6th thing’s are so congested in the league both knew a win would take to the top of the league. Sherrardswood Ladies are the new leaders after winning 3-0 with 2 goals from Laure Marris either side of a goal from Natasha Little.

 In Division Two, Houghton Athletic Ladies had a chance to extend their lead at the top and keep up their 100% start to the season were at home to bottom side Royston Town Ladies Reserves rolled out convincing winners scoring 7 goals without reply Emma Hawkes bagging a hat-trick, with Ciara Craig getting a brace, Louise Spendelow and Shakeela Hussain also getting goals. 

It was into Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three where this weeks features match on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog takes place, a trip into Hertfordshire to watch Panshanger Ladies as side that has been very supportive of Women’s Football East since the very beginning. Was a local derby match today against Welwyn Garden City Ladies and despite the windy conditions turned out to be one of the best local derby matches I have seen in a while. Panchanger’s Shannon Twigg gave the home side the lead, however Welwyn Garden City pulled it back straight away with Claire Cranfield breaking away and putting the ball into the back of the net, Welwyn Garden City then took the lead through Maria Dennehy. It was 2-2 at the break however as Georgia Harvey stabbed the ball home from a corner kick in 1st half injury time. 2nd half both sides had chances to score the winning goal coming from a speculative effort from Welwyn Garden City’s Jenna Wynne just inside the Panshanger half hitting a high shot in towards goal dipping late to drop under the bar ad give the visitors their 1st win of the season for all of the match action click on the link below to take you to the match report.

Panshanger Ladies v Welwyn Garden City Ladies 15/11/15

 Just one more league fixture in Division Three also Bedwell Rangers FC were away to 2nd bottom Hatfield Town Ladies, Georgina Tunstall, Leah Tomlin and Hannah Manton plus an own goal giving them a 4-0 win to climb up to 6th place in the table. 

On to the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup, 4 ties taking place in the 2nd round this weekend. Division Three’s Icknield Ladies were at home to Division One side Toddington Rovers Ladies, goals from Jodie Molloy and a brace by Sophia Pidgeon saw them win the match 3-2 and earn them a plum draw in the quarter finals against FAWPL South East Division One side Luton Town Ladies. No banana skins for another Division One side taking on lower league opposition as they hosted Division Two side Sharnbrook WFC won the match 5-2 Nicola Henman scoring all 5 goals for Flitwick, Charlotte Mullins with 2 late strikes for Sharnbrook.

A comfortable 4-0 win for Woburn Lionesses in the 2nd round as they had home advantage over Shefford Town & Campton Ladies, Lauren Revell striking the back of the net twice in the 1st half with Sharna Halai and Kimberlee Aldred adding a goal a piece 2nd half. In the other tie Division One side Sandy Ladies also advance to the quarter finals following a 3-1 win over Luton Town Hatters with goals from Loren Ellard, Amber Williams and Katie Seldon.

   The draw for the Bedfordshire Women’s County Cup took place this Monday the ties scheduled to be played Sun 17th January 2016 are listed below

Icknield Ladies v Luton Town Ladies

Bedford Ladies v Sandy Ladies

Woburn Lionesses v Offley & Stopsley Women

AFC Dunstable Ladies v Flitwick Ladies

  In the 2nd round of the Hertfordshire Women’s County Cup, holders Stevenage Ladies were away to Hoddesdon Owls Ladies. Ran out 3-0 winners with goals from Alex North, Abigail Cartwright and Sophie Bailey. Watford Ladies Development (U19s) were awarded a home walk over against Bedmond Ladies. It was a high scoring match between last years runners-up Hemel Hempstead Ladies and visitors Colney Heath Ladies 6-4 the final score to Hemel Hempstead. 

   It ended 1-1 after 90 minutes between Hitchin Town Ladies and Bishops Stortford Ladies after Chanel Sherriff-Geary had given Hitchin Town a 1st half lead Inka Pearson levelled it in the 2nd half for Bishops Stortford to force the extra 30 minutes. Bishops Stortford went on to score twice in extra time Elle Georgiou with both the goals to put them into the quarter finals. Two sides battling it out at the top of Beds & Herts Women’s Division One met each other in the 2nd round of the County Cup, Hertford Town Ladies playing host to Harvesters FC. Laveena Betts, Dee Gilbert and Kerry Oldham all on target for Hertford Town as they won the game 3-0.

   Division One side Garston Ladies were at home against Hitchin Belles who had started the season very brightly in Division Three, against higher league placed opponents they were knocked out of the County Cup, Garston Ladies winning 4-0 with goals by Vikki Duffy, Jane Hales, Kelly Spencer and Emma Trill. One last tie to bring you went to penalties between Bury Rangers Youth (U18s Girls Reds) and Watton Ladies after the game finished 3-3. Bury Rangers winning the penalty shoot-out 4-3 to advance to the quarter finals. One other tie yet to be decided between Royston Town Ladies and Garston Ladies FC 96 didn’t take place this weekend will update in due course.

  As per usual all updated results and league tables can be found throughout the website use the navigation bar at the top to take you to the part you’re interested in. Didn’t mention as many goal scorers as I would have liked but County Cup fixtures are generally harder to round up. Can’t believe it’s the Tenth Edition of The Tuesday Round-Up already, but Edition Eleven won’t be far behind as the women’s football action keeps coming until next week thanks for reading.