Essex County Women’s Football League – Results and Reaction – Sunday, November 14

The Vitality Women’s FA Cup First Round
Hashtag United 17-0 Southend United CSC

Southend United’s FA Cup adventure was emphatically concluded at Park Lane. Nevertheless, Blues Head Coach, April Smith hoped the run had raised the profile of the club.

“We are just trying to let people know that we are here, we are going to compete,” she told Yellow Sport.

“Hopefully, people can a spare couple of hours on a Sunday and support us, helping us push for a one-club mentality.

“I’d like to think that off the back of this, we can crack on, attract players and supporters to the football club and push up through the leagues just like Hashtag United has.”

Despite the scoreline, Southend United SCS goalkeeper, Claudia Zajac made a string of outstanding saves against Hashtag United

Premier Division
Bowers & Pitsea Development 2-0 Rayleigh Town
Chelmsford City 2-0 St Clere’s
Frontiers 3-1 Beacon Hill Rovers

Frontiers found themselves two goals to the good inside the opening quarter of an hour through Bilge Taspinar and Nicole Farmer. However, Jo Smeaton reduced the arrears before the interval.

But Frontiers were not to be denied. Taspinar bagged her second of the afternoon to secure a 3-1 success at three priceless points.

Division One
Corringham Cosmos 1-1 Blackmore

Blackmore Ladies (pictured) played out a 1-1 draw at Corringham

After a disappointing result last week, Blackmore Ladies took on the league leaders’ Corringham.

Corringham snatched an early lead. However, Blackmore proved to be spirited opposition and earned a share of the spoils thanks to a Meridith Bonner goal.

Bonner passed up another opportunity for Blackmore, while Lucy Benson hit an upright as the visitors continued to press.

Grays Athletic 9-1 Stones
Stanway Rovers 9-1 Chelmsford City Reserves

Chelmsford City Reserves’ Calvert in action (Ian Kendle) 

Remembrance Day saw Chelmsford City Reserves travel to Stanway Rovers.

After Stanway took the lead City came close to equalising when a chance fell to Barnard from a Calvert cross.

Both sides continued to create with City’s chances falling to Calvert, Johnson, Linsley and Flynn.

City did get on the score sheet through Calvert, but it proved to be little more than a consolation as the home side ran out 9-1 winners.

Pearson on the ball for Chelmsford City Reserves (Ian Kendle) 

Tigers 0-1 Hutton Reserves

Division Two
Aveley 2-2 Great Bradfords
FC Clacton 7-3 Corinthians
Halstead Town 0-12 Southminster United
Stanway Pegasus 14-0 Broomfield

Chelmsford City Reserves pay Remembrance Day respect (Jill Barnard)

Brian Jeeves

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