The Tuesday Round-Up

   The Tuesday Round-Up – Edition Six

 Edition Six of The Tuesday Round-Up sees a limited programme of league fixtures across the East of England this past Sunday. Nevertheless there was plenty of football action taking place as teams dispersed back to there counties to take part in the early rounds of their respective County Cups. That means the ‘Round-Up’ isn’t as straight forward as normal as we deal with different FA outlets and sites to find the information and trust me it can vary greatly depending on what FA we are talking about. Will of course try and cover as much of the action as I can in this latest edition of The Tuesday Round-Up so let’s plunge into the action.

FAWPL Southern Division

      Most FAWPL Southern Division sides won’t enter their respective County Cup competitions until the latter stages, assuming that is they have entered at all, so their was 4 fixtures that took place in the division this weekend. Brighton & Hove Albion WFC extended their lead at the top of the table and continue to remain unbeaten taking the points off one of their main title rivals Portsmouth Ladies in the process. Kate Natkiel gave the visitors the lead on 7 minutes, didn’t take Portsmouth long to hit back Uni Umotong pulling the scores level 3 minutes later. 1-1 at half time, Lucy Somes gave Brighton a 2-1 lead 15 minutes into the 2nd half and Charlotte Gurr made it 3-1 on 80 minutes. Portsmouth pulled a goal back in injury time with new signing Emma Sherwood, one of the former West Ham United players who walked out of the club over a dispute earlier this month coming off the bench to make her debut getting a goal at the death. Final score 2-3 to Brighton.

   Brighton open up a 4 point lead at the top over 2nd placed Cardiff City Ladies as they were beaten on their own patch by Coventry United Ladies 0-3 all the goals coming mid way through the 2nd half Cristina Torkildsen with the 1st goal on 64 minutes with Helen Dermody hitting a quick fire brace on 73 & 75 to wrap up the 3 points lift Coventry a place into 5th with a game or two in hand on all the 4 sides above. C&K Basildon Ladies built on last weeks point at home to win at home this Sunday beating visitors Plymouth Argyle Ladies 2-1 Lily Mellors another former West Ham United player making her debut and Claire Lacey with the Basildon goals in the 1st half before they put through their own net in the 2nd half.  

   West Ham United Ladies were on the road this weekend looking for recover from an 8-1 battering by Charlton Athletic Women the week before was a much changed side as they took on Lewes Ladies. Took the lead through Paige Anderson-James on 22 minutes, were 2-0 up going into the break with Romina Pinna netting the 2nd goal. Lewes Ladies fought back 2nd half with Natasha Wells pulling a goal back for the home side with 10 minutes left to play. Julia Louis-Joseph coming off the bench scored from a long distance free kick as the game entered injury time to make it 2-2 to see the points shared.

FAWPL South East Division One

   Crystal Palace Ladies dropped points for the 1st time this season as they drew 1-1 away to bottom side Cambridge United WFC both the goals coming in the 1st half, Roschelle Shakes bagging Crystal Palace’s goal with Cambridge United WFC’s goal coming from new signing Paige Logie. That result meant Luton Town Ladies closed the gap on Crystal Palace at the top to just 2 points as they followed up their midweek 3-1 win over Bedford Ladies with another three points at home this weekend beating Old Actonians Ladies 4-2 Natasha Fensome hit 2 with Rachel Carter and Shannon Pratt also scoring for Luton. Jessica Byrne and Natasha Cree scoring Old Actonians goals. 

  One other match in the league this Sunday saw Enfield Town Ladies earn the 3 points and move into the top half of the table winning 3-2 at home to Bedford Ladies. Ella Meadowcroft scored twice for Bedford to give them a 1-2 lead at half time with Regan Coleman scoring for Enfield. The home side hit back after the break to score twice through Ayse Mustafa and Sheryce Slater to earn them the 3 points.

  Eastern Region

  3 matches took place in the league this weekend, Brentwood Town Ladies move up to 3rd spot after a 3-3 draw away to AFC Dunstable Ladies who pick up their 1st point of the season at the 5th attempt, Stephanie Fisher scoring twice with Amber Pearson also scoring for Dunstable, Brentwood Town’s goal scorers were, Danielle Butler, Leanne Cox and Paidamoyo Dedza. Also picking up their 1st point of the season are newly promoted Gt Wakering Rovers Ladies as they took on Gt Shelford Ladies who themselves had just a single point going into the game they drew 1-1 Natalie Shenton with their goal, Georgia Holdaway finding the back of the net for Gt Wakering.

   Was a 1st win on the season in the league for Acle United Ladies who climb into 6th spot in the table following a 3-1 home win over Colchester Town Ladies who are in a poor run of form in the league dropping down the table. Acle’s goals coming from Lauren Bullard who smashed 2 into the back of the net and Jenna Thurtle. Georgia Box scored a 1st half goal for Colchester Town.

   In Division One East, Writtle Ladies made it 4 wins out of 4 to stay top of the league beating Ipswich Wanderers 3-1 away from home, Courtney Clarke, Charlotte Walker and Sophie Vale with the goals for Writtle. Tarnya McKew netting in the 1st half for Ipswich Wanderers. Flying up the table with 3 wins on the spin are Little Thurrock Dynamos Ladies, Taylor Parrish scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win against West Billericay Ladies who are still looking for their 1st points of the season.


   Now the league action gets reduced as this season’s County Cup competition get under-way. There was just the one league match in Norfolk Division One with Wymondham Town Ladies travelling to Long Stratton Ladies. Continued their 100% league win rate at the start earning 3 points to climb into 2nd spot in the league scoring 7 goals, Kayleigh Holloway and Laura Hamilton-Rout both scoring 2 with the other 3 goals scored by Amber Cantwell, Emily Anderson and Gabriella Stone. Did however concede goals in the league for the 1st time with Long Stratton finding the back of the net twice through, Charlie Head and Summer Moore final score 7-2 to Wymondham.

   One other league match in Division Two saw Bohemians Ladies travel to play Bungay Town Ladies Reserves won their 1st match of the season a convincing score line to hitting 7 goals without reply. Ellie Blaxell and Joanne Ogogo both hitting hat-tricks with Leanne Smith grabbing the other goal.

   Was the start of the Norfolk Women’s County Cup this weekend 3 ties in the 1st round being played, Thorpe United Ladies last season’s beaten finalists made easy progress to the 2nd round beating Harleston Town Ladies of Division Three 13-0 on the road. Another big score too for Lynn Ladies as they smashed 11 past another Division Three side Freethorpe Ladies, Shelley Woods scoring 6 times with Chloe Edwards grabbing a hat-trick Josie Turner and Louise Coggles getting the other goals.

   Didn’t cover a match in the east this weekend with it being the final weekend in FAWSL 2 and if I had of done wouldn’t have had enough note paper to report on the final County Cup 1st Round tie as Division One leaders Aylsham FC Ladies hosted Division Two leaders North Walsham Angels Ladies. Aylsham went 2-0 before ending up 3-6 down came back to score 3 ties to level the scores at 6-6 after normal time to force extra-time going on to find the back of the net 3 more times to win the match 9-6. Aylsham’s goal scorers were Leanne Woodward with 3, Abbie Charlton ad Lisa Ferdani with 2 each with single goals for Sarah Thompson and Alicia Lacey.


   Was the 2nd round of the County Cup in Suffolk this weekend and the draw had seen some of the big guns and favourites drawn against each other with an all FAWPL South East Division One clash between Ipswich Town Ladies and Lowestoft Town Ladies. Holders Ipswich Town Ladies won the match 4-2 thanks to goals from Amanda Crump, Mikaela Keleovoulou, Jade Henry and Holly Clement. Hannah Waters scored twice for Lowestoft as they exit the cup. Was another big tie that saw Eastern Region Premier Division side AFC Sudbury Ladies drawn against Brandon Town Ladies playing in Norfolk Division One. AFC Sudbury progress to the quarter final stage knocking Brandon Town out winning by 3 goals to 1. Sophie Jeffery, Kayleigh Steed and Stacey Teager with the AFC Sudbury goals. 

  Copleston Ladies leading the Suffolk Women’s Division progress to the quarter final stage too a single goal from Jade Horne enough to beat Bungay Town Ladies a home. East Bergholt United beat Bacton United Ladies 2-1 to make it through the the quarter finals. In the other two tie there were big wins for Kirkley & Pakefield Ladies and Bury Town Ladies as they booked their places in the quarter final line up. Kirkley & Pakefield were at home to Leiston St Margarets Ladies, Nikki Wigg and Selina Rowland both netted for goals and Sophie Martin and Jody Wells hat-tricks as they won 14-1. Bury Town Ladies were on the road playing Witnesham Wasps Ladies scored won 11-0 with goals from Emma Baldry, Laura Brame, Gemma Carter and Mikaela Talbot all getting 2 with the other goals from Emma Boreham, Catherine Upton and Shelby Beveridge.


    A handful of league games in Cambridgeshire this Sunday, one in the Premiership and a 1st win of the season for Cambridge University Women playing their second league match followed up last weekend mauling at the hands of Cambridge United WFC Reserves by handing out one of their own beating the 10 players of ICA Sports Ladies 9-2 away from home. Amanda Wainwright finding the back of the net on 4 occasions, Amy Binning with 2, Fiona Carter, Lynn Jones-Taylor and Hayley Stewart also scoring. Tash Applegate with the 2 goals for ICA Sports Ladies.

   In the Championship South, Milton Ladies brought new side Riverside Rovers Ladies reserves back to earth with a bump after they’d started last Sunday with a big win, lost at home 4-0 as Milton Ladies continued their great start to the season now 3 wins out of 3, Olivia Thorogood, Carly Dawson and 2 from Daniella Briggs securing the 3 points for Milton Ladies. Comberton Ladies stay 2nd winning their 2nd league match 2 keep it 100% at the start of the season beat Cambridge Rangers in the early kick off 5-0 away from home the goals coming from Kirsty Geal and Susanna Horan with Kerri Hilton-Taylor scoring 3.

  Cup action in Cambridgeshire too this weekend but League as a pose to County Cup action 6 ties in the 2nd round. Holders Huntingdon Town Ladies progress in the competition thanks to a 2-1 home win over St Ives Town Ladies, Kellie-Ann Daniels and an own goal handing them victory, Georgia Stancombe with the goal in the right net for St Ives. Last season’s runners-up Cambridge United WFC Reserves also advance to the next round beating Deeping Diamonds Ladies 3-0 at home Hayley Turner, Catherine Hanley and Monique Christian with the goals.

    Newmarket Town Ladies have been without a win in the league so far this season but got one in the League Cup 2nd Rd on the road away to Isleham United Ladies winning 5-0 with Jordanne Sillitoe scoring a hat-trick along with Joely kirby and Faye Sutton getting a goal a piece. Another Premiership side to safely reach the next round are Fulbourn Bluebirds although by a much closer score line winning 3-2 at home against Wisbech St Marys Ladies, Krissey Taylor with a brace and one from Ebony-Jade Rule securing the win, Catherine Ray scoring twice for Wisbech St Marys.

   The same score line for Park Ladies in a local derby match against March Town United Ladies, Gemma Hutton, Kristie Smith and Jade Anderson getting the goals for Park the scorers of March Town United Ladies goals were Emma Searle and Danielle Westgate. 4-2 was the final score as Wisbech Town Ladies beat Bourne Ladies to reach the next round Faye Kowalewsky scoring twice with goals from Suzanne Bedwell-Byatt and Sophie Gutteridge. Rachel Garratt and Claire Lawrenson in reply for Bourne.

   Netherton United Ladies compete in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership but were playing in the Northamptonshire Women’s County Cup 1st Rd this weekend away to Corby Town Ladies made it easily through to the next round winning 5-0 with goals from Yasmin Green, Alice Macnicol and Megan Strickland along with a brace for Kerry Camwell.


  A couple of 1st Rd ties to be contested in the Essex Women’s County Cup. Silver End United Ladies made short work of reaching the next round beating Runwell Hospital Ladies 10-0, Lynsey Bowman and Rebecca Hollocks both helping themselves to hat-tricks, Paula Drane, Jodie Osbourne, Rebekah Henderson and Amy Evans also getting on the score sheet. Billericay Town Ladies leading the ERWFL Premier Division also advance winning 4-0 at home to Hutton Ladies, Vicky Kinsman scoring 2 goals, with the others from Nicole Farmer and Emma Roberts. Chelmsford City Ladies were given a bye following Barking Ladies withdrawal from the league.

   In the Premier Division, Chelmsford City Ladies took full advantage of the bye to extend their lead at the top of the table as they travelled to bottom side Lawford Ladies winning 3-1 with goals from Shannon Hughes, Ashleigh Harding and Georgia Sleep. Hullbridge Sports Ladies have recovered from a poor start to the season to win 3 on the bounce to move into 2nd spot in the table winning big at home at the weekend 8-1 against Hutton Ladies Reserves. Walden Ladies grab their 1st win of the season a surprise result after the starts both sides have had beating Eastern Avenue 3-1 at home.

   In Division One there’s no stopping Harlow Town Ladies goal scoring won 13-0 on Sunday against Hullbridge Sports Ladies Reserves to maintain a 100% win rate at the start of the season 5 out of 5 with 53 goals already in the scored column. Moving into 2nd spot 3 points behind Harlow Town are Wickford Town Ladies after they beat Valley Green 6-0 at home. Also scoring 6 goals and moving level on points with Wickford Town Ladies into 3rd place are Chelmsford City Ladies Reserves on the road at Alresford Colne Rangers the final score 3-6.

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

 Just the one league match across the 3 divisions this Sunday. A big result though for Flitwick Ladies in Division One as they finally get their 1st win of the season after making a terrible start to the season winning 4-2 at home to Toddington Rovers Ladies who now prop up the table looking for their 1st points still themselves.

   Everywhere else it was County Cup action and whereas they might be joined for their league football Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire go their separate ways for the County Cup. 1st Round in both competition let’s start in Bedfordshire 3 ties being played this Sunday. Leaders of Division Three versus leaders of Division Two as Crawley Green Ladies took on Sharnbrook WFC. Sally Dayus the hero for Sharnbrook netting a hat-trick with Charlotte Mulllins scoring early in a 4-3 win. Nina Service, Leanne Stevens and Jessica McNamara scoring for Crawley Green. Division Three came out on to in the next tie as Icknield Ladies travelled to Division Two side Houghton Athletic coming away with a 3-0 win, Zoe Molloy and 2 goals from Cyeanna Eaton seeing them into the next round. In the 3rd tie it was another away win as Woburn Lionesses beat a depleted AFC Kempston Rovers Ladies side by 4 goals to 1, Dominique Hull, Georgia Herrington and 2 goals from Emma Payne. Captain Sophie Lewton on the score sheet for AFC Kempston Rovers.

   Onto Hertfordshire alot more ties to report on let’s start with holders Garston Ladies on the road away to Division Three side Panshanger Ladies are safely through to the next round putting 9 goals into the back of the net on a 9-0 win, Vicky Duffy with 3, Emma Trill getting 2 with the other goals shared amongst, Gemma Curtis, Joanne Sharp, Lucy Zecchin and and own goal. Last season’s runners-up however, Sherrardswood Ladies are out of the competition knocked out by Hitchin Town Ladies who beat them 5-2 at Sherrardswood. Kayleigh Saunders with 2 goals, an own goal and 1 each for Rebecca Day and Nadia Child seeing Hitchin Town through. 

   Division One leaders Harvesters FC Ladies go through to the next round after a 4-0 away win at Evergreen Eagles with 2 goals from Shivani Bedi, Lauren Croucher and Katherine Hatton also bagging goals. A 4-0 away win too for Division One side Biships Stortford Ladies at Bedwell Rangers a goal each for Yasmin Smith, Abigail Stevens, Inka Pearson & Danielle Dutnall. Also winning 4-0 away from home were ERWFL Division One West leaders Royston Town Ladies playing Evergreen Ladies who play in Division Three, Samantha Tinsley scoring a hat-trick with Emma Slater adding the 4th goal.

  Colney Heath Ladies haven’t had a great start to the season in the ERWFL Division One West but were comfortable winners on the road to Division One side Letchworth Garden City Eagles winning 7-1. Two more ERWFL Division One West sides faced off in the 1st round of the County Cup with Hoddesdon Owls Ladies hosting Sawbridgeworth Town WFC, Kristina O’Connell scored twice with Rebecca Scola getting the Hoddesdon goal in a 3-2 win. Stevenage Ladies Reserves travelled to play Watford Ladies Development ended up on the wrong side of a 4-3 scoreline to go out of the competition.

  In the final two ties played at the weekend there were big wins for both Hitchin Belles and Bury Rangers Youth (U18s Girls Reds). Hitchin Belles at home put 10 goals past the 10 players of Kings Langley Ladies, Shannon Page and Charlotte Peters getting 4 goals each, with Emily Field having to settle for 2. Bury Rangers were on the road playing Hatfield Town Ladies won the game 8-2 to advance to the next round. The game featuring Garston Ladies FC 96 and Welwyn Garden City Ladies is recorded as abandoned have no more details than that.

    That pretty much covers it again for another edition took quite a bit of rounding up try to mention as many goal scorers as I can but they’re not always that easy to track down. Results and tables throughout the website as usual cup competitions if not updated already will be soon enough, thanks for reading.. and don’t forget the clocks go back this weekend.