Darrell Allen looks at all of the action in two of the tier five divisions from yesterday.
Above: Wroxham’s Holly Walker gets a shot away against King’s Lynn Town yesterday. Photo: Ben Gilby.
After an exciting two opening weekends, the final Sunday of August saw a dramatic day in the Eastern Region Premier with five games taking place and all ten teams scoring.
Colney Heath put in a spirited performance and would consider themselves unlucky to only get a 1-1 draw at Luton Town. It was however a special day for the Hatters as manager Nikki Baker returned to the dugout for the first time following the birth of her son Albert two weeks ago. Grainne Kellett was on the scoresheet for the visitors and Olivia Abraham getting Luton’s goal.
There was an exciting and dramatic derby game between Impetus partner club Wroxham and King’s Lynn Town. To find out what happened, Ben Gilby’s review of the game in words and pictures, plus a link to full photo gallery, can be seen here: https://impetus885775742.wordpress.com/2021/08/30/second-half-comeback-sees-yachtswomen-sail-off-with-the-points/
There was also high drama in North London as Haringey Borough came from behind at half-time to beat Bowers & Pitsea 2-1 at Coles Park thanks to goals from Kylie Manktelow and Aaliyah Boyea. Courtney Fraser the scorer for Bowers.
The points were shared between Royston Town and Bedford Town with Bella Simmonds putting the crows in front before Bedford equalised later in the second half.
In the day’s late kick off at 3.00pm it was a win for Wymondham Town who ran out 5-2 victors over St. Ives Town at Westwood Road. There were braces for Hannah Waters and Francesca Catchpole with Becca Russell with the other. St Ives got two back after falling five behind thanks to goals from Emily Smith and Amy Challis.
It was also an exciting day in the London South East Premier Division with Impetus partner club Ashford Town (Middx) beating Aylesford Ladies 8-1. The goals came courtesy of a hat-rick from Alissa Down, braces from Anya Kinnane and Impetus sponsored player Ashley Cheatley, and one from Lavana Neufville.
Elsewhere it was a difficult afternoon for Saltdean United who boast another Impetus sponsored player in the form of Paige Walder. The East Sussex side lost 3-0 at home to Dartford. Emily Read and two from Amy Green earned the points for the visitors.
In the day’s other game Whyteleafe drew 1-1 at home to New London Lionesses, Ellie Pace with a late equaliser for the hosts.