The Tuesday Round-Up

The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Five

 It’s Tuesday, time for another Round-Up of the weekends women’s football action across the East of England. Plenty to cover once again in the leagues and cup competitions. Drama and giant killings in the FA Women’s Cup 3rd Round Qualifying as the FAWPL Division One sides enter the competition. The 1st round of the Norfolk Women’s League Cup. Controversial late winning goals in the FAWPL Southern Division. Plus a new addition to the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South making their debut this weekend, but sadly too the loss of a side from the ERWFL Premier Division. Let’s get started.

FA Women’s Cup 3rd Round Qualifying

  No better place to start than the FA Women’s Cup as the competition reaches 3rd Round Qualifying. 15 ties featuring 21 sides plying their trade in the East. The FAWPL South East Division One sides enter at this round all 12 sides up against lower league opposition. Wymondham Town Ladies whom I saw in the previous round were drawn at home to face FAWPL South East Division One, Cambridge United WFC. This match feature’s on the Supporting Women’s Football Blog.

  The tie was a repeat of last years 3rd Round Qualifying tie back then Wymondham Town Ladies took Cambridge all the way before eventually going out in extra-time. This time around Wymondham were coming into the tie in great form, Cambridge had struggled at the start of the season. The higher league side started brightly and created numerous chances with Wymondham settling into a disciplined shape working hard to keep their goal intact. 0-0 at half time Wymondham grew in confidence the longer the match wore on an error at the back mid way through the 2nd half from Cambridge allowed Wymondham’s Sally Hammerton to steal in on the ball take it around Cambridge keeper Verity Crook and place the ball into the empty net beyond, a brilliant save from Wymondham goalkeeper Hamilton-Rout denied Cambridge a late equaliser to force extra-time again as they held on to claim a big scalp and reach the next round of the FA Women’s Cup going further than they ever have before. Click on the link below for all the match action.

Wymondham Town Ladies v Cambridge United WFC

  Gt Shelford Ladies progressed to the next round of the FA Women’s Cup needed extra-time for last time out to reach this round this time away to Leyton Orient Ladies they progressed to 4th Round Qualifying via a penalty shoot out after Leyton Orient had had their goal under siege for large periods of the match couldn’t convert a chance however 0-0 after normal, then extra-time they won the shoot out 3-2 to progress. Milton Keynes Dons Ladies were on the road a long trip into Essex to play Eastern Region Premier Division side Gt Wakering Rovers Ladies. Goals from Leah Cudone, Lauren Goodier and Claire Hollingsworth saw them safely through to the next round final score 1-3.

   Colchester Town Ladies were knocked out of the cup had a depleted squad to call upon the bare 11 on the day losing 1-2 at home to Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies. Denham United Ladies were on the road travelling to Riverside Rovers Ladies in Peterborough playing 2 leagues below them they ran out 0-4 winners Alissa Down netting 2 with Lauren Cox and Jeta Bytyqi also scoring. On the road too were Lowestoft Town Ladies who enjoyed a fantastic run in the FA Women’s Cup last season, now an FAWPL Division One side this was their 1st taste of cup action this time around and reached the next round with ease beating QPR Girls 1-5 the goalscorers Millie Davies, Amber Rowland, Hannah Waters with Zoe Cossey finding the back of the net twice.

   Riding high at the top of FAWPL South East Division One, Crystal Palace Ladies were handed a home tie against Team Solent Ladies, Steph Mann gave them a 1-0 advantage at the break, 2nd half Crystal Palace went on to score 4 more Nicha Dyett and Rochelle Shakes with a brace each to win 5-0 reach the next round. Like wise Gillingham FC Ladies have momentum at the top of FAWPL South Division One hot on the heels of Crystal Palace Ladies were at home in the FA Women’s Cup to AFC Wimbledon Ladies. Kallie Balfour gave Gillingham an early lead, was 1-0 at half-time Gillingham doubled the lead Balfour netting again, Wimbledon were reduced to 10 soon after the referee brandishing a red card to Kirstie Bavington. Gillingham took advantage April Bowers netting the 3rd goal then Balfour completed her hat-trick to make it 4-0, Shannon Redhouse and Lauren Williams scored to make it 6, an own goal adding the 7th final core 7-0.

  Bedford Ladies made it safely through the the next round of the FA Women’s Cup away to Wealdstone Ladies won the match 1-4 with Rebecca Vass scoring twice, Kaiya Gunn and Chelsea Hunter with the other goals. Ipswich Town Ladies netted 6 times as they travelled to ERWFL Division One West side Sawbridgeworth Town WFC, Hollie Clement getting 4 of the goals with Jasmine Cox and Jade Henry adding the other goals in a 0-6 win. Luton Town Ladies were at home ERWFL Premier Division side Acle United Ladies the visitors. Luton took a 1st minute lead through Erica Byron, Acle pulled the scores level before the break but the Norfolk side couldn’t hold on 2nd half as Luton when on to score twice more Natasha Fensome and captain Shaniece Fowler sealing a 3-1 victory.

   Enfield Town Ladies beat ERWFL Premier Division side Haringey Borough Women in a local derby 4-0 to reach the next round of the FA Women’s Cup. Old Actonians Ladies also progressed to the 4th Qualifying Round on the road beating Crawley Wasps Ladies 0-3, Carla Williams scoring 2 goals either side of the break with Melissa Conway adding the 3rd 5 minutes from time. Cambridge United WFC weren’t the only FAWPL South East Division One casualty to be knocked out of the cup this Sunday as Marlow Ladies travelled to Norfolk to face Norwich City Ladies the Southern Region side winning the match 0-1.  

    The draw for the 4th Round Qualifying was made on Manday and the ties featuring the remaining sides in the East are listed below:

Marlow Ladies v Luton Town Ladies

Enfield Town Ladies v Gt Shelford Ladies 

Wymondham Town Ladies v Bedford Ladies

Lowestoft Town Ladies v London Corinthians Ladies

Ipswich Town Ladies v Milton Keynes Dons Ladies

Gillingham FC Ladies v Herne Bay Ladies

Old Actionians Ladies v Southampton Saints Ladies

Denham United Ladies v Crystal Palace Ladies

FAWPL Southern Division

   It was a controversial late winner that kept up Brighton & Hove Albion WFC’s unbeaten start to the season keeping them top of the league as they beat Coventry United Ladies 2-1all the goals coming in the 2nd half with Amy Taylor scoring for Brighton 10 minutes into the 2nd period, Christina Tolkildsen pulling thing’s back level 5 minutes later. Into injury time 94 minutes played Brighton are awarded a free kick outside the Coventry area the ball is flighted in towards goal the keeper is looking to take the ball is clattered into as Brighton’s forwards look to meet the ball it goes in the back of the net substitute Charlotte Young credited with the winner as the referee allows the goal. A clip of the goal was put on social media have had a chance to look at it and it’s split opinion even amongst my work colleagues one’s a former non league striker and he says, goal, the others a referee and he would’ve blown up for a foul on the keeper… both though like myself have watched it a dozen times one of those I think that could go either way, Coventry are one of Brighton’s main rivals to challenge for the title will this be a decisive result still early days and these thing’s have a habit of levelling themselves out over a season.

   Cardiff City Ladies are still hot on Brighton’s heels in 2nd place a point behind as they won again at the weekend running out 4-0 victors at home to Tottenham Hotspur Ladies, Michelle Green, Hope Suominen, Laura Williams and Kelly Aldridge with the goals. Charlton Athletic Women are 3rd after ending a week to forget for West Ham United Ladies beating them 8-1 after the visitors had 6 1st team regulars walk out on the club during the week including captain Stacey Little and vice-captain Kerry Stimson after a dispute with manager Marc Nurse. Stefanie Simmons, Rose Payne and Charley Clifford had Charlton 3-0 within the 1st 15 minutes, Kit Graham, Gemma Shepherd and Nikita Whinett adding another 3 before half-time Romina Pinna pulling one goal back for West Ham, 2nd half Shepherd and Graham added another 2 goals to seal the large win.

    Portsmouth Ladies took a 0-2 lead into half-time away to Plymouth Argyle Ladies both goals scored by Uni Umotong. Plymouth had hope of getting back into the match straight after the break Jessica Jone scoring the goal, the home side were reduced to 10 on 64 minutes with Jones receiving her 2nd yellow and being sent to the dressing room. Portsmouth took advantage with Molly Clark and Jessica Fampton both scoring before Umotong completed her hat-trick in the closing minutes. Molly Taylor scoring at the death for Plymouth the final score 2-5. Lewes Ladies are moving in the right direction up the table their 2nd league win in a row at home to Forest Green Rovers Ladies, Paige Walder, Ellie Lock and Danielle Lane giving them a 3-0 1st half lead, Kirsty Richardson scored early in the 2nd half to pull it back to 3-1 but Lewes held out to claim the 3 points. Speaking of points Queens Park Rangers Ladies finally have one on the board as they drew 3-3 on the road at C&K Basildon Ladies, were 1-3 up with 2 goals from Lauren May and 1 from Joanne Wilson. C&K Basildon coming back with goals from Zoe Rushen from the penalty spot and Rebecca Smith after Amy Nash had earlier cancelled out May’s opening goal. 

Eastern Regional Leagues

   In the ERWFL Premier Division the league table had seen some readjustment and resetting of scores and points after the sad news Leverstock Green Ladies were folding for the season had been struggling for players for a while. The good news is they will keep together and play in a 5/6 aside league for the rest of this campaign hopefully reform for the new season Women’s Football East certainly hopes to see them again in the future. 

    Billericay Town Ladies are the early pace setters lose the points they gathered against Leverstock Green to see their league cut at the top are still unbeaten after the weekend where they travelled to play bottom side AFC Dunstable Ladies winning the match 0-3 their goals from, Nicole Farmer, Vicky Kinsman and Lucy Wyatt. Hot on their heels and with a 100% win record to date are Stevenage Ladies making it 5 out of 5 with a 5-1 win at home to Brentwood Town Ladies. 

    Stevenage Ladies Reserve side were in League Cup action at the weekend away to Bury Town Ladies in the 1st round suffered defeat going down by 4 goals to 2. Dani Friel opening the scoring before Bury came back to go 3-1 up Leah Littlechild pulling it back to 3-2 before Bury added their 4th Gemma Carter with a hat-trick, Emma Boreham also getting a goal.

   With Stevenage Ladeis Reserves being in cup action Royston Town Ladies took full advantage to go top of ERWFL Division One West making it 3 wins out of 3 at the start of the season beating Hoddesdon Owls Ladies 0-2 on the road the goals from Amie Jones and Samantha Tinsley. Hutton Ladies move into 3rd spot after a 2-1 win at home to Offley & Stopsley Women, Rianne Dimmock and Ebony Moore with the goals, Katrina Hamplova with the goal for Offley & Stopsley.

   In ERWFL Division One East, Silver End United Ladies move level on points with Writtle Ladies at the top of the table with their Essex rivals not in league action this weekend. Beat Ipswich Wanderers Ladies 2-3 away from home, Roxanne Gardener, Rebecca Hollocks and Lynsey Bowman netting for Silver End, Tanya McKew with both the Ipswich Wanderers goals. Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies are climbing the table with their 2nd successive win now 3rd beat botton side Long Melford Ladies 6-1, Abbie Simmonds amongst the goals netting a hat-trick for the 2nd match in a row.


  In Norfolk the league took a back seat for the weekend as the sides across the 3 division’s took part in the 1st round of the Women’s League Cup. Saw Bungay Town Ladies meet Aylsham FC Ladies for the 3rd time already this season on the road the Division One league leaders beating Bungay 2-0 to knock them out the goal scorers, Alicia Lacey and Abbie Charlton. Lynn Ladies were at home to Division Three side Dereham Ladies, the Division One side proving too strong beating them 10-1, Polly Baird, Louise Coggles, Jordan Turner and Ellie Bocking with a goal each a brace from Chloe Edwards with Shelley Woods finding the back of the net 4 times.

   North Walsham Angels Ladies leading Division Two knocked out Division One Long Stratton Ladies winning the match 3-2. On the road Thorpe United Ladies smashed 12 goals past Stalham Town Ladies, Charlotte Groves with a hat-trick braces to for Hayley Kindred, Kimberly Broom and Alice Ford. Judith Bloomfield, Joanna Davey and Rosin Moriaty also amongst the goals. Mulbarton Belles struggling at the bottom of Division One got off to a winning start in the league cup on the road beating Division Three side Toftwood Ladies 1-3, came back from a goal down after Thea Wilson scored for Toftwood, 2 goals from new signing Lauren Matthews and1 from Vicky Hudson turned it around for Mulbarton in the 2nd half. Bohemians Ladies were on the road won 1-4 at Morley Ladies. Red Rose Ladies were too strong for Sprowston Ladies Reserves scoring 10 goals away from home with Sophie Lubbock getting 3, Megan Skinner and Emma Talmadge with 2 each the other goals from Stacey High, Lauren Hems and Corine Bishop.

   Two more fixtures both featuring all Division Three sides, Gorleston FC Ladies were in relentless goal scoring mood again at home beating Red Rose United 17-0 Bethany Turner with 5, Gemma Moore netting 4 times likewise Samantha Hunn, with Sophie Gillett and Melissa Anderson with 2 amongst the goals. Harleston Town Ladies are scoring the goals to can’t match Gorleston but found the net 8 times at home against Freethorpe Ladies with a hat-tick each for Mryiam Ruiz and Lacey Andrews.


      New leaders at the top of the Suffolk Women’s Division this weekend as Copleston Ladies come out on top winning 3-2 at home to then leaders East Bergholt United making it 3 wins out of three and ending East Bergholt’s unbeaten start to the season, Ameila Deuchars, Jade Horne and Sophie Crane with Copleston’s goals, Victoria Campbell and Grace Knock for East Bergholt who are pushed down into 3rd spot after Brantham Athletic Ladies crushed Ipswich Phoenix Ladies 14-0. Kirsten Hutchings with a double hat-trick and Danielle Harvey the pick of the scorers. Another big win and their 1st of the season too for Witnesham Wasps Ladies scoring 8 goals at home to Leiston St Margarets Ladies, Emily Steward with 4 of the goals, Emma Long and Lauren Page also scoring with Beth Welton adding 2 coming off the bench.


   Cambridge United WFC Reserves go clear at the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership beating Cambridge University Women 1-11 away from home, Isabella Simmons with 4 goals, Ffion Varney with a hat-trick, Emma Roberts and Clara Greed collecting 2 goals each. Moving into 3rd spot are ICA Sports Ladies who won 4-1 at home to bottom side Newmarket Town Ladies this Sunday a brace each for Natasha Applegate and Louise Burgess. Climbing into 4th in the table are Bar Hill Women after they won 2-4 on the road to Fulbourn Bluebirds, Nadine Wejkins with 3 and Anna Jephson with the goals, Sarah-Louise Bodger and Krissie Taylor scoring for Fulbourn.

  In the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North, another side moves onto 6 points at the top as Wisbech Town Ladies nestle in behind 2nd placed Wisbech St Marys Ladies and leaders Bourne Ladies winning 4-1 at home to Swineshead Institute Ladies, Jemma Adams, Sophie Gutteridge, Faye Kowalewsky and Kyra Clarke getting the goals. Downham Town Ladies and March Town United Ladies slugged out a 3-3 draw to take a point each in the other league match, George Lingham, Chelsea Thomason and Kathryn Sharp scoring for Downham Town, Emma Searle and Shannon Kelly with 2 for March.

  A new name in Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South with most sides having played just 1 or 2 matches they are joined by Riverside Rovers Ladies Reserves and they started with a bang a win on the road 1-7 at Isleham United Ladies to move straight into 3rd spot. The leaders are Milton Ladies as they won their 2nd league match 8-0, Kirsty Lemon-Sparkes with a hat-tick amongst the goals. Moving into 2nd level on points with Milton are Park Ladies after they won at home to St Ives Town Ladies 2-1, Amy Newell and Casey Ward with their goals, Connie Liddiard scoring for St Ives.


   All change at the top of the Essex Women’s Premier Division with the leaders not in action once again Chelmsford City Ladies regain top spot after a 5-2 home win against Walden Ladies. Runwell Hospital Ladies were the early pace setters 2 weekends without a league match had seen them drop down the table are now back on the rise into 2nd making it 3 wins out of 3 beating Hutton Ladies Reserves 2-3 away from home. Collier Row Tigers pick up their 2nd victory of the season 3-1 at home against bottom side Lawford Ladies who are yet to pick up a point after 3 attempts.

   In Division One, Harlow Ladies knock Alresford Colne Rangers Ladies off top spot with another high scoring win crushing Leigh Athletic 14-0 at home making it 4 wins out of 4 and 40 goals scored in an impressive start to the season. Alresford Colne Rangers Ladies hadn’t played for 2 weeks before this weekend but had been awarded maximum points to stay top  after their opponents failed to field a team, now back in action suffered defeat on the road losing 5-1 to Wickford Town Ladies who lay in 3rd spot. Like their 1st team Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies Reserves scored 6 goals beating Southend Town Ladies 6-0 to record their 1st win of the season after 3 attempts. Chigwell Ladies hit 8 goals past Valley Green and home this Sunday to lift themselves up to 5th. Hullbridge Ladies Reserves made it an even more torrid start to life for Waltham Forest Ladies getting their 1st league win and helping themselves to 24 goals in the process. 

Beds & Herts

   With Division One leaders Hertford Town Ladies not in action this weekend, Harvesters FC Ladies took adavantage to join them with a 100% start at the top with their 3rd win out of 3 beating Toddington Rovers Ladies 1-3 away from home, Shivani Bedi with a pair and Ellie Lovelock with their goals, Ella Swan with the goal for Toddington Rovers. Hertford Town Ladies are pushed down into 3rd spot this weekend too as another side making it 3 wins out of 3 moves into 2nd spot Bishops Stortford Ladies winning 2-0 at home to Sandy Ladies, Danielle Dutnall and Beth Gostelow getting the goals.

   Getting off the mark after their 3rd league match in Division One are Letchworth Garden City Eagles beating bottom side Flitwick Ladies 3-1 Danielle Burge, Emily Jamieson and Tayla Murray getting on the scoresheet to win them their 1st 3 points of the season. In the other match in Division One Sherrardswood Ladies and Garston Ladies drew 1-1 the goals from Lauren Marris and Lucy Zecchin.

  In Division Two there are new leaders too with Sharnbrook WFC climbing above Houghton Athletic Ladies into top spot after they beat Watton Ladies 1-5 on the road, Claire Smith and Emily Clarke scoring before Charlotte Mullins smashed in a late hat-trick to claim the 3 points. Garston Ladies FC 96 move up to 3rd beating Royston Town Ladies Reserves 1-9 away from home Natalie Powell with 5 goals, Lauren Berryman adding 3 more with the other goal coming from Holly Jury. Lucy Williamson scored for Royston. 

  Woburn Lionesses were on the road recorded their 1st win of the season beating Hitchin Town Ladies 1-2 with both goals scored by Georgia Herrington. A 1st win of the season too for AFC Kempston Rovers Ladies winning by 4 goals to 1 away to Evergreen Eagles, Clara Wise scoring twice with Sophie Lewton and Shelbee Clarke also bagging goals. Evergreen Eagles goal scorer Emily Jokiel.

   Last up Beds & Herts Women’s Division Three. Crawley Green Ladies continue to lead the way 4 wins to start the season 100% record looked likely too as they hosted bottom side Shefford Town & Campton Ladies won the match 13-0, Jessica McNamara with 4 of the goals, Siobhan Collingwood with a brace so too Yasmin Wacey, with Senel Chapman, Samantha Joiner, Hannah Moules, Nina Service & Leanne Stevens also getting a goal. Two other sides were unbeaten with 100% records at the start of the season something had to give as Icknield Ladies hosted Hitchin Belles 3rd v 2nd Hitchin Belles ran out 1-4 winners to move 3 points clear, Sophie Fairburn, Emma Wells and 2 from Emily Field sealing the points, Jodie Molloy with the goal for Icknield.

   Evergreen Ladies beat Bedwell Rangers 5-1 away from home to bag their 2nd win have a 100% start playing catch up to the leading pack their goalscorers Rebecca freeman, Lauren Mainwaring, Tamara Williams and 2 by Natalie Maher. Bedwell Rangers scoring through Emily Brown. Panshanger Ladies pick up their 1st 3 points of the season coming out the better of a 4-3 win away to Kings Langley Ladies. Allyson Santini opening the scoring for Panshanger on 20 minutes, Rachael Lee pulled it level for Kings Langley 10 minutes later before Santini netted her 2nd 2 minute later to make it 1-2 at half-time Sarah Mair hit 2 more for Panshanger to make it 1-4. Goals in the last 10 minutes from Nicola Barrett and Lee with her 2nd made it 3-4 and a nervy finish Panshanger held on for the 3 points. Also getting their 1st point of the season were Hatfield Town Ladies and Welwyn Garden City Ladies as they drew 3-3, Chemise Huitson with a hat-trick for Hatfield town, Megan Rossingto and 2 from Claire Cranfield ensuring Welwyn Garden City shared the points.

   Another action filled Edition of The Tuesday Round-Up plenty of goals and their scorers mentioned, all the tables and result throughout the site updated or soon will be thanks for reading… back again next Tuesday.