Time also to declare an interest, in the same way as when I used to sponsor a Caversham plyer. Just this week, my daughter signed for one of Kidlington Youth's junior teams. Who knows. Maybe in a couple of years I'll be writing about my own daughter's exploits on the pitch?
Top of the Table - Bournemouth Sports : Top Scorer - Ellie White (19), Oxford City
Sports took full advantage of the game in hand over Ascot to knock the Yellawomen off the top of the table. The Baggies, who have not won since the opening day, made them work for it, but even a Holly Montgomery goal for the home side proved not to be enough. Rosie Eden and Liane Folkenstern scored for Bournemouth, who now the lead Premier League by a point.
Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Woodley United
Sarah Lawrence was on the mark again for Woodley, knocking in her eighth of the season after only two minutes at the 18i78 Stadium. Twenty minutes later Emma Newberry scored for the second week running levelling it up for The Chairgirls. This was the second draw on the bounce for both sides. Woodley remain fourth, two points and one place ahead of Wycombe, who have a game in hand. Check out the pitch side video from the Wycombe X feed.
Eversley & California 1-6 Eastleigh
The Spitfires showed their Premier League credentials with a four goal first half blast that saw off Eversley. Siena Millen, with two, and Sarah Bradshaw hit three goals in a blistering three minute spell. Catherine Browning added a fourth a minute before the break. Darcey Young got one back for The Boars just before the hour but Siena Millen completed her hat-trick after 76 minutes and Farah Thompson added the sixth inside the final 10 minutes.
Winchester City Flyers 0-2 Warminster Town
Warminster top scorer Mia Blazey scored towards the end of each half to maintain Warminster's recent run of good form. That's now four wins and a draw in their last five games in all competitions.
Division One North
Top of the Table - Long Crendon : Top Scorer - Henna Hussain (21), Penn & Tylers Green
After three consecutive league defeats Kidlington got back to winning ways after a hard-fought win on the road at Abingdon. Kiera Isaac with her fifth of the season and Courtney Sumner, with her sixteenth, did enough to edge the greens through by 2-1.
Ascot United Reserves 0-1 Chesham United Development
A very hard-fought victory for Chesham in what sounded like an extremely tight game. Neither side could find a goal until, inside the final five minutes, Oana Filip struck for Chesham to secure the points. The win saw Chesham close the gap on third-placed Wycombe to just three points, with a game in hand.
Beaconsfield Town 3-2 Milton United
Grainne McNally for Beaconsfield and Jessica Simons for Milton, had the teams level at the break. Simons hit the net again in the second half but a goal from Lucy Casey and another, four minutes from time, from Violet-Kingston-Wheeler, saw Beaconsfield win two on the bounce for the first time this season.
Long Crendon 3-0 Caversham United
A very much improved showing from The Goats. With no substitutes and no recognised goalkeeper in the squad, they managed to restrict the league leaders to three goals. Sarah Harrison, Nicole Jacobs and Michelle Bailey were on the scoresheet for the home side, a result that put them five points clear at the top of the table. Photographer Clive Parker was on hand to capture some great image of the game.
Penn & Tylers Green 2-2 Wycombe Wanderers u23
Penn scored in the final minute of the first-half through Madheeya Whitaker, to lead 1-0. Henna Hussain, back from suspension, then added a second a minute in to the second-half. However, Mia Parkin got Wycombe back in the game after 50 minutes. Then, six minutes after the hour, Daisy Thompson popped up, for the second week running to take a share of the spoils for The Chairgirls. The draw saw both teams lose a little ground on leaders Long Crendon.
Division One South
Top of the Table - Havant & Waterlooville : Top Scorer - Chloe Melton (20), AFC Stoneham
A third league win on the spin for The Hawks which saw them take over at the head of the table. A Jodie Birchell strike was the difference between the teams as Havant ended Stoneham's 100% home record for the season. Photographer Dave Haines captured the action.
Abbey Rangers 0-3 Woking
The Cards came out on top of this local derby. Helen Ogle broke the deadlock after 35 minutes with Sheena Nichol adding a second three minutes before the break. Eleven minutes in the second period, Kaitlin Howard completed the scoring and, effectively, ended the game, with Woking's third. The Cards, in fourth, are now just a point behind Stoneham in third.
Bournemouth Sports Reserves 1-1 AFC Portchester
Natalie Bavister scored for Portchester on her return to the club. However, it wasn't enough for Portchy to maintain their 100% start to the league season. Faye Hawkins scored for Bournemouth, earning Sports a point. On the back of Woking's win, Bournemouth slipped to fifth on goal difference behind The Cards. Portchester drop to second behind Havant & Waterlooville, although they do have three games in hand on the new leaders.
North Hants Cup Semi-Final
Fleet Town 2-1 Rushmoor
Despite being rooted to the bottom of the league, Fleet now have a cup final to look forward to after beating Rushmoor in this North Hants Cup semi-final tie. Molly Greenaway and Dorothy-Lillian Usher were on the mark for Town with Emma Mutch hitting Rushmoor's consolation.
AFC Portchester v Portsmouth u23 (19:45)
Third time lucky? Hopefully. When this tie was originally announced Portchester still had a 100% record. That's now gone after their draw at the weekend. However, this still promises to be a cracking local-derby cup tie. Portsmouth got through to this round on a bye. Portchester were awarded a home win in their tie with Alton. The winners will face wither Margate or Deal Town in the Third Round.
The OnSite Goup Stadium, Cranleigh Road, Portchester, PO16 9DP
Thursday 18 January
Penn & Tylers Green v Abingdon United Development (19:30)
Weather permitting, these two league rivals will face off in the Combined Counties Trophy. It's been less than two weeks since their league meeting, also at French School Meadow. All the goals came in the first half as Penn ran out 2-1 winners. Ascot United u18 await the winners of this game in the Quarter-Final.
French School Meadow, Elm Road, Penn HP10 8LG
Ascot United v Winchester City Flyers
With Bournemouth Sports in cup action at the weekend, Ascot have the opportunity to regain top spot if they can overcome Winchester at The Racecourse. The reverse fixture, played in Vovember, saw The Yellawomen victorious througha second-half Laura Spark goal.
The Racecource Ground, Winkfield Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7LJ
Eastleigh v Wycombe Wanderers
Level on points in sixth and fifth respectively, only goal difference separates these two. However, Eastleigh have played two games more than The Chairgirls. The reverse fixture was something of a topsy-turvy, five-goal thriller. Eastleigh led early on only for Wycombe to storm back into a 3-1 lead before a late Eastleigh goal made for an uncomfortable last few minutes for the home side.
Oasis Academy Mayfield, Ashley Cresent, Southampton SO19 9NA
Division One North
Abingdon United Development v Milton United
Milton are still playing catch-up in terms of league games. They are three points behind Abingdon but have a colossal five games in the bank on their hosts, as they do on many of the sides above them. Milton need to find the consistency they showed last season if they want to fly up the table. After beating Penn 2-0 a couple of weeks back, they went down 3-2 at Beaconsfield last weekend. Abingdon have been on a lean run recently, having not won since a 3-2 victory over Beaconsfield in November.
Northcourt Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1PL
Caversham United v Penn & Tylers Green
The Goats showed tremendous spirit last weekend although, ultimately they went down 3-0 at Long Crendon, making it twelve without a point. Penn are currently second, five points adrift but with a game in hand. They now have top scorer Henna Hussain back after suspension, picked up when she was shown a red card in the reverse fixture. Despite the sending off, she had already scored four as Penn cruised to an 11-1 victory.
Mapledurham Recreation Ground, Upper Woodcote Road, Mapledurham, Reading RG4 7LD
Eversley & California v Beaconsfield Town
Another side having to play catch up in terms of fixtures are Eversley & California. The Boars have played just seven times in the league and are currently second-bottom, three points ahead of Caversham but nine behind visitors Beaconsfield, who have played seven games more. This, unsurprisingly, is their first meeting this season.
ESA, Fox Lane, Eversley RG27 0NS
Long Crendon v Chesham United Development
The reverse fixture, on the opening day of the season, was an eight goal thriller that ended in favour of Long Crendon. The visitors were 3-2 up at half-time and eventually ran out 5-3 winners. However, with just one defeat in their last nine league outings, Chesham have climbed from second bottom at the start of October, to fourth.
Long Crendon Recreation Ground, Chearsley Road, Long Crendon HP18 9BS
Wycombe Wanderers u23 v Ascot United Reserves
Ascot have lost their last two league games, included a 1-0 reversal at home to Chesham at the weekend. Wycombe, along with Long Crendon and Penn, share the top scorer spot with 44. However, unlike the top two, who have conceded 14 and 17 respectively, Wanderers have shipped 29. So, no lack of excitement in their games but it has meant that they have no managed to build up a head of steam. The reverse fixture was awarded as a walkover to Wycombe.
18i78 Stadium, Wymers Wood Road, Burnham SL1 8JG
Division One South
Fleet Town v Bournemouth Sports Reserves
Fleet, fresh from their cup semi-final victory, will be hoping they can use that extra confidence to finally get some points on the board on the league, in the first of two consecutive meetings with Sports Reserves. Bournemouth, however, will also be on a high after becoming the first team this season to take a point off Portchester. A win could, depending on other results, lift them as high as third place.
Crookham Road, Fleet GU51 5FA
Rushmoor Community v AFC Stoneham
Rushmoor missed out on a place in the North Hants Cup Final last weekend, going down 2-1 to Fleet in the semi-final. It's back to league action this weekend as third placed Stoneham come to town. Rushmoor will be hoping that there is a different result to the first two meetings this season, one in the league and one in the FA Cup. Both games, at Stoneham Lane, ended in 8-0 defeats for Rushmoor. League top scorer, Chloe Melton, scored four in each of those games.
Southwood Pavilion, Grasmere Road, Farnborough GU14 0LE
Capital Womens Cup - Intermediate Section
Abbey Rangers v Comets
This Capital Women's Cup game matches up Abbey with Greater London Premier League side Comet, who currently sit second in their league. Abbey are no strangers to teams from this division, having already put out Regents Park Rangers 4-2 on their own ground, in the previous round. Carla Hobbs scored all four for Abbey that day. To give some context, Comet also beat Regents Park, 2-0 on the opening day of the season.
Addlestone Moor, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2QH
Woking v Denham United
Another Capital Women's Cup tie. Woking take on London & South East Division One North mid-table outfit, Denham United. Both sides have already played twice in this competition. In Round One, Woking defeated Epsom & Ewell 2-0 whilst Denham were 3-2 winners at Headstone Manor. In the Second Round, both were drawn away from home. Woking were 5-2 victors at Welling United. Denham went through 3-0 on penalties after a 3-3 draw with Richmond & Kew
Woking College, Rydens Way, Woking GU22 9DL
Oxfordshire FA Women's Cup
Oxford City v Kidlington
It's only been just over a month since these two sides met in the League Cup. That tie was played at Exeter Park and saw Premier League City win 5-1 thanks largely to a hat-trick from Ellie White. Fortunes have been mixed for the Hoops since then, winning one, drawing one and losing one. Kidlington, meanwhile, lost their next two after that cup game but got back to winning ways last weekend at Abingdon.
Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX3 0NQ
Hampshire FA Women's Senior Cup
Havant & Waterlooville v Southampton FC PGA U21
Fresh from going top of Division One South, The Hawks face another challenge as they take on Southampton's Academy side in the Senior Cup. Havant disposed of SoReg Premier League Winchester City in the previous round whilst Southampton have yet to play, having been awarded their 2nd Round tie with Eversley & California.
Westleigh Park, Havant PO9 5TH
Moneyfields v Bournemouth Sports
Sports, who also went top of their league last weekend, face a Moneyfields team for the second consecutive round of the Senior Cup. Having smashed in ten against Fleet Town in the First Round, Sports went on to put six past Mioneyfields Reserves in Round Two. Moneyfields, meanwhile, received a First Round walkover before beating Eastleigh 4-1 in the previous round.
Moneyfield Avenue, Portsmouth PO3 6LA
Southampton P-P AFC Portchester
Capital Women's Cup - Senior Section
Haringey Borough v Badshot Lea
The Baggies take a welcome break from their league strife. However, they face a tough test in the Capital Cup as they travel to Haringey. Borough are currently second in the Eastern Region Premier League and have only lost once at home this season. That defeat came in their last outing, a 3-2 reversal against runaway leaders Real Bedford. With three players already in double figures, Borough clearly pose a threat going forward.
Coles Park Stadium, White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London N17 7JP
Wiltshire FA Women's Cup
FC Chippenham Youth v Warminster Town
Both of these sides joined the competition in the previous round and both had big wins. Chippenham beat Kingsdown 11-1 with seven of their goals coming from Faith Pound. Meanwhile, Warminster put thirteen unanswered goals past Swindon Supermarine with Mia Blazey scoring four of them but being outshone by strike partner Poppy Wannell, who notched five.
Stanley Park Sports Ground, Pewnsham, SN15 3RR