Premier League Results
Top of the Table - Bournemouth Sports : Top Scorer - Becky Miles 4 (Bournemouth Sports)
I spent Sunday riding Mandrill Mayhem at Chessington but for a rollercoaster ride, I could have just dropped in at The Racecourse where Ascot and Oxford City served up a fast of entertainment. Laura Spark and Hayley Cruickshank put the Yellawomen two up with only seven minutes gone. Emily Harris got a goal back for City on the half-hour mark. Ellie White then levelled it immediately after the break before the same player put the visitors ahead just before the hour. Two goals in three minutes, first from Nicole Brown and then from Tiffany Skinner, edged Ascot back in front and, this time, they held on.
Read the match report from the Ascot United website.
Eastleigh 0-1 Winchester City Flyers
After back to back 2-0 league defeats, Flyers got their first win of the season thanks to a second-half Hannah Chalk strike. City then held out to also grab their first clean sheet since December 2022, condemning Eastleigh to their first defeat of the season.
Bournemouth Sports 1-1 Woodley United
Rosie Eden had the league leaders ahead before the break, but a spirited Woodley performance in the second half saw May Hamblin equalise and the Berkshire side battle to a hard-earned point.
Photographer Andy Wickes travelled with the Woodley squad to record the action for us.
Wycombe Wanderers 2-2 Warminster Town
Much like Ascot v Oxford City, this game was topsy-turvy but, in the end, the was no way of separating the sides. Wycombe took the lead after just 10 minutes through Charlotte Hill. The goal was cancelled out after only four minutes when Mia Blazey scored. Rebecca Snelling then had the visitors in front, which is how it stayed until half-time. Just after the hour Katie Riddington popped up with the equaliser, and that is how it stayed. Honours even.
Charlotte Hill goal direct from a corner
Katie Riddington's equaliser
Division 1 North Results
Top of the Table - Long Crendon : Top Scorer - Mimi Hodges 4 (Abingdon Utd Dev.)
The goalkeeping curse struck again for Caversham as they lost their new keeper, Charlie Kirk, to an early injury, leaving Ashton Downey to don the gloves. Taking advantage of the situation, Wanderers were 6-1 up at the break. Jessica Poulter put Wycombe a goal up after just 4 minutes, Ammara Qureshi added a first half hat-trick with Daisy Thompson and Shannon Read also getting in on the act. A Kate Stewart goal added a small consolation for The Goats before the break. Stewart then struck a second before the hour mark only for Poulter and Read to quash any thoughts of a comeback.
Chesham United Dev. P-P Penn & Tylers Green
Eversley & California P-P Milton United
Kidlington 1-3 Ascot United Reserves
This one was goalless at the break but sprang to life shortly afterwards when Olivia Mansell and two from Millie Bilcliff gave the visitors three goals before the hour mark. Abigail Haynes was on the mark for Kidlington fo the second time this season, but it wasn't enough to rescue anything from the game for The Greens.
Beaconsfield 0-4 Long Crendon
Sarah Dougall put Crendon one up after just two minutes in this County Cup clash. Sarah Harrison then made it 2-0 two minutes before the break. Eleanor Lovelock then struck twice in the second half to seal progress into the next round for Long Crendon.
Division 1 South Results
Top of the Table - AFC Stoneham : Top Scorer - Chloe Melton 5 AFC Stoneham)
Three from three for Stoneham, who are absolutely flying at the top of the South table. Sunday's victory, however, came on the back of a four goal second half display after the teams went into the break level pegging. Chloe Melton put Stoneham ahead in the 7th minute but this was cancelled out by Lisa Smith 10 minutes later. Stoneham then hit their visitors with a quickfire four goals in nine minutes. Melton was on the case again after 50 minutes, then Leah Webster and Chloe Marshall got in on the act before Chloe Melton completed her hat-trick on 61 minutes. A tough one for Abbey to take as they continue to look for their first points of the season.
Havant & Waterlooville 3-1 Fleet Town
Town remain winless as Havant & Waterlooville made it two from two in the league. Emma-Jane May gave The Hawks a narrow half-time lead. Heather McCabe levelled it up just past the hour mark but parity only lasted two minutes before Jodie Burchell struck for Havant. Megan Gratton then wrapped it up on 75 minutes.
Rushmoor 3-1 Eastleigh Reserves
Third time lucky for Rushmoor as they finally got their season under way. Megan Simpson-Howells and Mary Kinsella gave Rushmoor a half-time lead. Caitlin Norrell pulled a goal back for Eastleigh after 65 minutes, giving them hope of a comeback. However, with ten minutes remaining, Jenny Gillam sealed the points for the home team.
Selsey Development P-P Bournemouth Sports Reserves
Woking 0-2 AFC Portchester
A goal in each half made it two from two for Portchy, condemning Woking to their second consecutive league reversal. Paula Taylor was on the mark after half an hour to give Portchester the lead. Then, after an hour of play, Elinor Williams struck the second for the visitors. Match report from the Portchester web site.
Fixtures - 24th September 2023 - 2pm ko unless stated
Ascot United v Badshot Lea
Ascot will start the day a point behind leaders Bournemouth Sports with a game in hand and, with Sports not playing this weekend, United could be top by Sunday evening with a win. However, newcomers Badshot Lea will not be coming to town to make up the numbers despite defeat at Woodley in their last league game.
The Racecourse Ground, Winkfield Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7LJ
Oxford City v Warminster Town
City were unlucky to find themselves on the wrong end of a seven goal thriller last weekend, leaving them with just a single point from three games. However, this will be their first match on home ground this season. Visitors Warminster are also on one point from their three opening fixtures. That came in their 2-2 draw at Wycombe on Sunday.
Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX3 0NQ
Winchester City Flyers v Wycombe Wanderers
Flyers notched their first three points of the season last Sunday whilst Wycombe came from 2-1 down to earn a point against Warminster, taking their tally to two for the season, both of which have been taken at home. Wanderers did the double over City last season, winning 1-0 at Hilliers Way and 3-0 back at Burnham.
Alton FC, The Anstey Park Enclosure, Anstey Park, Anstey Road, Alton, Hampshire GU34 2NB
Woodley United v Eastleigh
Eastleigh lost their 100% record at the weekend when they lost 1-0 to Winchester City Flyers. Meanwhile, it's been a great start to life back in the Premier for Woodley, who go into this game unbeaten after two games.
Two seasons ago, when these two were last in the same division, Eastleigh won 4-1 at The Silverlake Stadium and were then awarded a walkover in the reverse fixture, when Woodley had already conceded relegation.
UofR Bulmershe Pavilion, Woodlands Avenue, Woodley, Reading, Berks RG5 3HE
Division 1 North
Abingdon United Dev. v Caversham United
After losing their first three, all at home, The Goats will probably be relishing a chance to play away from Mapeldurham. However, third-placed Abingdon might not be the easiest place to go at the moment. The yellows won their only other home league game 5-2 against Wycombe's U23s who put eight past United on Sunday. On the plus side, the Goats may have shipped a few goals but they have also scored five of their own. Abingdon striker Mimi Hodges already has four goals and an assist this season.
Northcourt Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1PL
Long Crendon v Ascot United Reserves
It was a good weekend for Long Crendon. Not only did they progress in the County Cup, they also retained top spot and now have a game in hand over second placed Kidlington. Having said that, fourth placed Ascot are only two points back and could leapfrog the Greens with a win. Last season's strike force, Michelle Baily and Eleanor Lovelock, already have five goals between them this term.
Long Crendon Recreation Ground, 9 Chearsley Road, Long Crendon HP18 9BS
Milton United v Kidlington
Kidlington missed out on the chance to go top at the weekend, losing at home to Ascot Utd Reserves, whilst Milton's game was postponed. Last season Kidlington were unbeaten until Milton ended their run with a 7-2 win at Exeter Close. Milton then won the home match 4-0 to complete the double.
Milton Heights, Potash Lane, Milton, Abingdon OX14 4XB
Penn & Tylers Green v Eversley & California
Penn have only played a single league game so far, winning 8-2 at Beaconsfield on the opening day. Eversley are yet to get a point having lost their two opening matches, both of which were on the road. Penn did the double over the Boars last season, winning 2-0 at Fox Lane and 3-0 at French School Meadow.
I'm still going to refer to this one as the Ampersand Derby.
French School Meadow, Elm Road, Penn HP10 8LG
Wycombe Wanderers u23 v Chesham United Development
Wanderers come into this game buoyed by their 8-2 mauling of Caversham at the weekend and will want to continue that form against a Chesham side who are yet to muster a point. Both came up through the Thames Valley League but, as far as I can see, did not meet during those seasons. Ammara Qureshi's hat-trick at the weekend took her into the top five divisional scorers chart.
Burnham FC, 18i78 Stadium, Wymers Wood Road, Burnham SL1 8JG
Division 1 South
AFC Portchester v AFC Stoneham
Two sides with a 100% record, so something has to give. Portchester have started the season very well after their promotion but their credentials will be seriously tested by a Stoneham side which is absolutely on fire. The Purples have scored 19 goals in their three league games so far, only conceding two in the process. Portchy will have to be especially on their guard when Stoneham's Chloe Melton is near their goal. With eight goals in three games, the striker is way ahead in the top-scorer table.
Venue: AFC Portchester Women's
Abbey Rangers v Bournemouth Sports Reserves
Abbey are yet to get off the mark this season. However, this is their first game at Addlestone Moor, so could home advantage make the difference? Bournemouth have won one and lost one. They opened with a 3-0 home defeat to Havant and Waterlooville but then came out on top in a topsy-turvy 6-4 win at Rushmoor. Their game with Selsey Development on Sunday was postponed.
Addlestone Moor, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2QH
Eastleigh Reserves v Woking
Both of these teams are yet to taste league victory this season. Eastleigh did take a point on the opening day, drawing 0-0 at Fleet, but then lost 3-1 to Rushmoor last time out. Woking's two league defeats have, oddly, both come at the hands of Porchester, 3-1 away from home and 2-0 at the Eastwood Leisure Centre.
Oasis Academy Mayfield, Ashley Cresent, Southampton SO19 9NA
Rushmoor v Fleet Town
Fleet's 3-1 defeat at Havant & Waterlooville at the weekend leaves them without a win after their first two games. Rushmoor took their first three-pointer in three games after beating Eastleigh Reserves 3-1. These two sides last met in league action two seasons ago, when both were in the Hampshire County Division 1. Fleet did the double that season, winning 3-2 at home and 2-1 in Farnborough. However, Rushmoor had the last laugh, finishing second to gain promotion.
Southwood Pavilion, Grasmere Road, Farnborough GU14 0LE
Selsey Development v Havant & Waterlooville
To date, The Hawks have made light of their huge leap up the divisions. The Hampshire League Division 3 champions have jumped three divisions but still sit in second place, with a 100% record, after two games. Selsey also have a 100% record. However, in their case, it is only after a single league game. That came with a 4-2 win against Abbey Rangers who, coincidentally, Selsey also beat on the opening day last season. They then only took a point from the next three games, so will want to change that pattern this season.
The High Street Ground, Chichester PO20 0QG