Speaking og the elague. In the Premier both Bournemouth Sports and Eastleigh made it two out of two wins, whilst Woodley started their campaign with three points. Division 1 North is all green with Kidlington and Long Crendon leading the way. In the South Stoneham have started like a train whilst Rushmoor and Bournemouth Sports Reserves played out a 10 goal thriller.
Premier League Results
A late first-half Sheree Bell-Jack strike, her second of the season, was enough to see Eastleigh retain their 100% start to the season and condemn Warminster to a second straight defeat. It's been a tough start for Warminster who faced a rampant Bournemouth side in their opening game. Only conceding once to an Eastleigh side who are in their third Premier season is sign of a marked improvement.
Winchester City Flyers 0-2 Bournemouth Sports
Becky Miles scored twice for Sports in the first half, who then shored it up to stay top of the table with a perfect record. Eight goals scored and none conceded so far in their two games. For Winchester it is the exact opposite, no points or goals for them yet after two consecutive 2-0 reversals. They'll want to get last season's top scorer Libby Wilkinson up and running as soon as possible.
Winchester City's First Team Manager's view on the game
Woodley United 2-1 Badshot Lea
Sarah Lawrence scored the first goal of Woodley's return to the Premier League after 26 minutes. United led by a goal to nil at half-time. May Hamblin made it two early in the second half before Emily Foss pulled a goal back for Badshot Lea. As always the match action was brilliantly captured by Andy Wicks Photos.
Wycombe Wanderers 2-2 Oxford City
Emily Harris for Oxford City and Amy Leach for Wycombe, ensured that the scores were level at the break. Katie Riddington put the Chairgirls ahead in the second half, but Bethany Chapman struck a late equaliser for City to leave the spoils shared.
Division 1 North & FA Cup Results
Honours even in the battle of the yellows. Olivia Mansell gave Ascot the lead inside 20 minutes. However, on the half hour Abingdon drew level through yet another Mimi Hodges goal. The United hotshot now has four goals in two games. A second half penalty save kept Ascot level as Abingdon pushed for a winner.
Beaconsfield 5-2 Wycombe Wanderers U23
All square at the break after Wycombe had taken a two goal lead through Daisy Thompson and Maria Toledo. Grainne McNally and Lucy Casey made it 2-2 with goals in the last two minutes of the first period. After the break the home side managed three relatively late goals to take the points. McNally completed her hat-trick with goals in the 77th and 87th minute before Emma Hester completed the scoring three minutes into added time.
Kidlington 4-2 Chesham Utd Dev
Chesham took the lead in this game through an 8th minute Kara Smith goal. However, POTM Cloe Woodward, Kiera Isaac and Abigail Haynes had the Greens 3-1 up at the halfway point. A Kidlington game would not be complete without a Courtney Sumner goal, and the striker did not disappoint, adding the fourth after 67 minutes. Emma Nolan was on the mark for United, but it wasn't enough to prevent Kidlington making it two from two.
Long Crendon 4-1 Eversley & California
Long Crendon made it two out of two after being made to battle for the points against Eversley. The game was level at half-time but Crendon took some control in the second period, hitting three unanswered goals to go top on goal difference from Kidlington. Ella Chandler was on target for The Boars with Charlotte Cairns, Michelle Bailey and Emma Leith amongst the goals for Long Crendon.
More excellent photos from the game courtesy of Wings Media
Women's FA Cup
Caversham United 1-3 Camden & Islington United
After opening day defeat in the league, the Goats crashed out of the FA Cup on Sunday to Camden & Islington United. Jade Slater bagged two for the London outfit. Caitlin Levy pulled one back for Caversham with just over 10 minutes remaining, but Kay Donovan made sure for the Londoners in the 85th minute. Camden will now face a trip to Headstone Manor who put out Tilehurst Panthers on Sunday.
New Bradwell St Peter 3-0 Milton Utd
The newly promoted Petes put together an almost perfect performance against Milton. Bradwell controlled the game from minute 1 to minute 90, never giving the United team a chance to get going. Cara Brooker had them a goal up at half-time. Emily Hale and Courtney Crawley added two more in the second half. New Bradwell will now welcome Denham United in the next round.
Check out the match blog on the BotP website (United Fail Three Petes Challenge)
Watford Dev. 3-0 Penn & Tylers Green (16:30 kick off)
Penn fell foul to a three goal salvo from Watford of the National League Reserve South East & Central Division. The Hornets struck through Rebecca Lovelace and a double from Etta Sam. Watford's prize for this win is a trip to another Southern Region Division 1 North side, Long Crendon who progressed via a walkover, after Mortimer withdrew.
Division 1 South & FA Cup Results
Stoneham scored there times in each half to maintain their near perfect start to the season. Mia Flood grabbed two goals with Chloe Melton, Chloe Marshall, Madison Payne and Abbie Awdas also on target. That make it two consecutive victories and fourteen scored in those two games. The only slight blot on their record being the 56th minute strike from Emma Simpson which was no more than a consolation for The Spitfires in this local derby.
Rushmoor 4-6 Bournemouth Sports Reserves
No shortage of entertainment or goalmouth action in this one. An Emma Acott first-half hat-trick and a Faye Hawkins strike had Sports seemingly coating at half-time. However, Emma Mutch with two and a Jenny Gillam goal reduced the deficit to 3-4 with 20 minutes to go. The score remained the same until the sixth minute of added time when all hell broke loose. First of all, in the 96th minute, Sian Tilly got in on the act to make it 3-5, then Hawkins grabbed her second to make it 3-6 in the 99th minute. However, that still wasn't the end of it as Vicky James added a 100th minute consolation for Rushmoor.
Women's FA Cup
Bemerton Heath Harlequins 0-4 AFC Portchester
Harlequins were swept aside by a vibrant Portchester display. Charmain True struck twice in the space of three first half minutes, whilst Millie Bradbury and Sophie Bell were both also on target. A superb win for Portchy who now face a tricky looking short trip to Southern Region Premier League Eastleigh in the next round.
Take a look at this interesting, behind the scenes, vlog featuring Portchy striker Paula Taylor
Match report from the Portchester web site.
Fleet Town 2-8 Shanklin
Shanklin went back to the Isle of Wight safe in knowledge that they were through to the next round thanks to an eight goal salvo that sank Fleet. Sienna Brennen led the way with a hat-trick. There were braces for both Thea Broadhead and Faith Wagstaff with another goal notched by Holly Stephan. Shanklin's reward? The visit of another Southern Region side as Premier League Winchester City Flyers take the Red Funnel across The Solent (other ferry companies are available).
Richmond & Kew 3-2 Abbey Rangers
Greater London side Richmond & Kew edged out Abbey Rangers to progress in the Cup. The home side's scorers were Charlotte Close, Rosie Hilton and Lauren Rabbitts. Jessica Tripp and Leah Robertson were on the mark for Rangers. The victory for Richmond & Kew sets up a very interesting looking local derby at home Richmond Park in the next round.
Shaftesbury 3-2 Havant & Waterlooville
Lily Greaves and Nikki Castle gave South West Regional Eastern Divison Shaftesbury a 2-0 advantage at the break. Shortly after half-time Castle added her second, but goals from Jodie Burchell and Emma-Jame May made it an interesting last 15 minutes or so.#
Shaftesbury will take on QK Southampton, currently second in the Hampshire Premier League, at home in the next round.
Woking 2-3 Leatherhead
A Helen Ogle goal in each half was not enough for The Cards as they went out of the cup to local rivals Leatherhead. Aesha Ayimba-Golding gave The Tanners the lead before a Cassie Brown double put the visitors three up. Ogle pulled one back before the break and stuck again with 20 minutes to go but Woking couldn't find an equaliser.
Leatherhead will welcome London & South East side Sutton United in the next round.
Fixtures - Sunday 17th September (all 14:00 ko)
Ascot United v Oxford City
Ascot c an claim a 100% league record. However, they have only played one game so far, beating Wycombe 4-1 on the opening day. Oxford have played two and are yet to win having lost 3-1 at Eastleigh and drawn 2-2 at Wycombe last time out. Last season saw two big wins for United, 6-1 at the Racecourse and 7-0 at Marsh Lane.
Racecourse Ground, Winkfield Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7LJ
Bournemouth Sports v Woodley United
Sports are flying so far. Played two, won two. Scored eight, conceded zero. Woodley's delayed start to life back in the Premier went well as they won their opening game 2-1 against fellow newcomers Badshot Lea. This will be a big test of their credentials but one they will no doubt be completely up for. This one has the potential to be game of the day.
Chapel Gate, Nr Hurn Airport, East Parley, Hampshire BH23 6BL.
Wycombe Wanderers v Warminster Town
Two sides looking for their first win of the season and, Town's case, their first point. The Chairgirls obtained their sole point from last weekend's draw with Oxford City. Warminster have yet to score a goal in their new league but will be hoping to get off the mark this Sunday.
Burnham FC, 18i78 Stadium, Wymers Wood Road, Burnham SL1 8JG
Eastleigh v Winchester City Flyers
Flyers make the short journey South to take on an Eastleigh who are only being kept off the top by Bournemouth's superior goal difference. The Spitfires are also two from two this season nut have not quite been so prolific in front of goal then their rivals. Flyers have been consistent, but not in a way they would want, having lost both games by the same 2-0 score line.
Oasis Academy Mayfield, Ashley Crescent, Southampton SO19 9NA
Division One North
Caversham United v Wycombe Wanderers U23
Two sides looking to kickstart their season. Wycombe prop up the table after losing their two opening games both by five goals to two, despite being level at half-time in both matches. The Goats have only played a single league game, losing 7-3 at home to Milton United on the opening day.
Mapeldurham Recreation Ground, Upper Woodcote Road, Mapledurham, Reading RG4 7LD
Chesham United Dev. Penn & Tylers Green
Penn will be looking to shake off Sunday's FA Cup defeat and focus on building on their opening day 8-2 league win at Beaconsfield. Chesham are still looking for their first point of the season but have shown that they are capable of scoring goals, hitting five in defeats to Kidlington and Long Crendon.
Chiltern Hills Academy, Chartridge Road, Chesham HP52 2RG
Eversley & California v Milton United
Both sides lost by three goal sat the weekend. Eversley going down 4-1 at Long Crendon in the league, whilst Milton crashed out of the FA Cup by 3-0 at New Bradwell St Peter in front of 80 spectators including yours truly (United Fail Three Petes Challenge). In this game last season a single April England goal was the difference between the teams as Milton took three points back to The Heights.
Eversley Sports Association, Fox Lane, Eversley RG27 0NS
Kidlington v Ascot United Reserves
With table toppers Long Crendon playing in the County Cup, Kidlington have the opportunity to go clear at the top if they can beat Ascot in this third consecutive home game. The Yellawomen drew their opening league game with fellow newcomers Abingdon United Dev. but will need to be on their guard against a Greens team who have scored three or more in both of their opening two games.
Exeter Park, Crown Road, Kidlington OX5 1AB
Beaconsfield v Long Crendon
After two straight league victories have left them sitting top of the pile, Long Crendon get a week off for a County Cup tie with league newbies Beaconsfield. Expect goals. In the four games these sides have played so far this season there has been a total of 30 goals scored. Beaconsfield bounced back from a heavy opening day defeat to come back from two goals down to beat Wycombe Wanderers U23 5-2 on Sunday.
Venue: Beaconsfield Town FC Womens 1st Team
Division One South
AFC Stoneham v Abbey Rangers
Stoneham have started the season in stunning form, winning both league games, scoring fourteen and conceding just one goal. Abbey have only played one league game, away at Selsey Development. Rangers let a 2-1 half-time lead slip, going down 4-2. Honours were even in the two league meetings last season. Stoneham won their home game 4-1 but an Isobel Saunders goal saw Abbey win 1-0 at Addlestone Moor.
Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh SO16 2PA
Havant & Waterlooville v Fleet Town
Havant & Waterlooville opened their league account with a 3-0 win at Bournemouth Sports Reserves but then went out of the cup 3-2 at Shaftesbury on Sunday. Meanwhile, Fleet fought out an opening day goalless draw with Eastleigh Reserves before their FA Cup nightmare at the weekend that saw them crash out 8-2 at home to Shanklin.
Westleigh Park, Havant PO9 5TH
Rushmoor v Eastleigh Reserves
Both of these teams conceded six goals at home at the weekend. Rushmoor lost 6-4 to Bournemouth Sports Reserves in a breathless encounter on Sunday. Eastleigh lost their local derby 6-1 at home to early pace-setters AFC Stoneham, who put eight past Rushmoor on the opening day.
Southwood Pavilion, Grasmere Road, Farnborough GU14 0LE
Selsey Development v Bournemouth Sports Reserves
Currently third and fifth respectively, these two both have three points. However, Selsey have picked theirs up from one game whereas Bournemouth have played twice. Selsey will be looking to avoid the situation they were in last season where they won their first home league game but then only took one more point there all season. Sports will be looking to shore up defensively after conceding 7 in their opening two games.
Sidlesham Recreation Ground, Selsey Road, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NE
Woking v AFC Portchester
In a very unusual quirk of planning, this fixture is the reverse of the opening day. By the end of Sunday both sides will be in the unusual position of having played two league games but have yet to meet any other teams. Two weeks ago it was Portchy who came out on top with an Eilidh Currie hat-trick leading them to a 3-1 victory.
Eastwood Leisure Centre, Albert Drive, Sheerwater, Woking GU22 5RF