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Enfield Town Ladies
National Women's League
Brighton P-P Enfield Town Ladies
Enfield Towns away match with Brighton & Hove Albion Ladies fell victim to the weather on sunday morning and will be re-arranged for later in the season.
Next Thursday 27/11/03 sees Enfield Town away to local rivals and bottom of the table Barnet which will be played at Hanwell Town FC 7.45 kick off. We beat Barnet 3-1 at home just a month ago.
Next Sunday we are at home to Langford who beat us 5-0 in the first game of the season when a very under-strength failed to get to grips with their hosts. It will be played at Brimsdown Rovers 2pm kick off
Barnet 1 Enfield Town 1
ENFIELD TOWN LADIES F.C
NATIONWIDE WOMEN'S LEAGUE SOUTHERN DIVISION
BARNET 1 ENFIELD TOWN 1
Enfield Town Ladies remained in 11th place with a well earned point away to local rivals Barnet Ladies, who climbed off the bottom in an entertaining match in freezing conditions at Hanwell Town.
Town had the first chance when Emma Kayser let fly from the edge of the box but it was straight at home keeper Jess Devoti who fielded it easily on 9 minutes. Three minutes later it was Jo Ayre who was called into action, dropping onto a shot from Kerry OAgastino.on 21 mins. Ayre pulled off the save of the match when she had to get on to the line and flick another deflected OShea and the returning Walker did make two chances for themselves sadly not taken.
One can only wonder what was either said or was in the half time refreshments, perhaps the home side had finally turned up from places unknown, but the second half was by far a closer affair than the first, with Denham also missing a penalty, the battle at the bottom seeming to get to both sides, until the home sides best move of the whole game brought the breakthrough, Walker becoming provider, sliding the ball down the channel for ONeill passing to
Bird who shot over. On a lone breakaway Woodford beat Moss and then
shot over. (38min). The main incident of the first half had Brazier and Bird
chasing a long ball forward by Town which ended with the Saints keeper
fouling Bird outside the penalty box with her defence struggling to get back.
The ref chose only to issue a booking instead of the expected red card.
The second half was much the same with Towns O'Neill and Saints Kelly
Baker both failing to trouble the score when well placed. Saints went further
ahead when Town failed to clear their area and the ball was stood up at the far
post for Holly Anderson to head home 2-0 (70min). O'Neill cleverly flicked the
ball over her head to send Atefah Heivary forward but she stabbed her shot
wide. (78min), and Moss set up Bird who's shot was blocked and pushed
away as Heivary closed in (82min). Town at last scored when Laura Burns
crossed a free-kick to the far post for Sarah Kessack to head home 2-1
(88 min). O'Neill charged down a defender but put Towns last chance too close to the keeper before Saints rapped it up when Kelly Barker charged down
Jo AyerNeill elected to pass to Townshend when she should have gone on herself. A chance wasted (37 min.) Then another great tackle in the box this time by Birkin stopped another visitors attack 43min
Town finally made the break through when Townshend found Emma Kayser on the edge of the box and her cross from the left was headed in at the far post by Siobhan ONeill (flu), Mel VanGucci, Katherine Bird (both unavailable) & Jenna Schillaci (knee) who could only manage 20 minutes from the bench left the team with too much to do. Leah Montenegro, Dannielle Birkin, Emma Mead & Georgina Broderick stepped up from the Reserves, Sarah Kessack returned from injury & new signing from AFC Wimbledon Jess Cole joined the side.
The hosts had the first shot on target after 6 mins when, from a corner, the impressive Dannielle Birkin was forced to clear off the line. This though, proved to only be a temporary reprieve as in the 7th min a well played pass dissected the Town defense sending Stacy Niven clear, who kept her cool & placed the ball under keeper Jo Ayre to put Pompey ahead 1-0 (7 min).
Niven wasted a chance blazing over the bar, 17 min, then Ayre made a double save as Portsmouth attacked (22min). Kelly Townshend twisted & turned in the area but couldn't get a shooting opportunity (44min).
A poor kick by Ayre gave the home side a chance which was put over the bar (47min). Kirsty McGee had a header saved (52 min) as Pompey pressed forward. Charley Wilson passed to Katie Poore in the penalty box and despite Ayre getting a hand to the ball, it still beat her to put Town further behind. 2-0 (67 min).
A Kerrie Marlborough free-kick was narrowly headed over by Townshend for Towns' best effort of the game (77min).
Portsmouth added two late goals when Charley Wilson broke free & placed the ball past Ayre 3-0 (84min) & then converted a penalty given for a weak challenge outside the area on Kirsty McGee which only the ref thought was a penalty. 4-0 (86min).
Kerrie Marlborough was Town supporters' man of the match.
The defeat still leaves Town 11th as Merthyr Tydfil had their game postponed and Barnet lost away to Millwall.
Next Sunday we are at home to Brighton & Hove Albion 2pm at Brimsdown Rovers.
Gillingham v Barnet
Gillingham Ladies kicked off their season with a disappointing defeat but an encouraging display against a useful Barnet side who were relegated from the National Southern League last season.
Gillingham had the better of the opening play and forced the early chances with good inter play between Kirsty Goodall, Laura East who fed Gina Payne coolly side stepping a defender before forcing the keeper to bring on a good save with a good shot.
Barnet gradually got into the game but the Gills back four were holding a good line and constantly frustrated the forwards with a well rehearsed off side trap. Skipper Jaclyn Fiddyment led the line superbly backed up by the reliable Kelly Seath with sister Nikki Seath and Becky Lyons containing the wide Barnet forwards.
But Barnet took the lead in the 18th minute when a poor clearance from stand in keeper Lesley Kay found a forward lurking on the edge of the area. She chipped Kay her shot rebounded off the cross bar but a fellow forward reacted quickest to slot the ball into an empty net.
Gills reacted positively but a resolute Barnet defence kept them at bay. Gills had a great chance to draw level in the 35th minute following good play by Gina Payne who fed Sarah Kelly wide on the left, she cut in and got in a good shot which the keeper could only parry but with no one following in the chance went begging.
Despite playing some good football Gills were unable to find an end product and the half finished with the score 1-0 to Barnet
The second half started with Barnet having the best of the opening play putting the Gills defence under early pressure and only some good saves from Lesley Kay kept the score at 1-0.
Barnet increased their lead in the 60th minute following another good save from Kay at the expense of a corner. The ball was floated over into a packed Gills defence and there lurking at the far post was the head of a Barnet forward to nod home and make the score line 2-0.
Gills came storming back and put the Barnet defence under sustained pressure without making any impact until the 70th minute when good play by Gina Payne found the hard working Laura East. A superb cross found Anna Broad on the edge of the area who neatly shot into the far corner of the net to give the Gills a lifeline.
But despite pushing forward looking for an equaliser Gills were unable to find an opening and Barnet held out for a hard earned 2-1 victory.
Next Sunday (29th August) Gills travel to play QPR looking for their first points of the season.
South East Combination League
Results: 29th Aug
Barking 0-3 Norwich City
Barnet 3-1 Bedford
West Ham 2-0 Leyton Orient
Northampton 4-1 Rushden & Diamonds
QPR 8-1 Gillingham
Sophtlogic 5-1 Wembley
South East Combination League + County Cups
Barnet v QPR 1-0
Bedford v Sophtlogic 1-3
Gillingham v Leyton Orient 2-3
Northampton v Barking 7-0
West Ham v Norwich City 3-1
Rushden & Diamonds v Wembley 3-0
Reserves LeagueCambridge Utd v Leyton Orient 0-2
QPR v Barnet 1-1
West Ham v Norwich City 2-6
Barking Ladies v Barnet
The young Barking side are beginning to get to grips with the strong opposition the South East Combination league and were pleased with todays plays. Barnet had to work hard to make the match theirs. Barking held strong for 40 minutes the ball being played well by both teams and all shots at either end were stopped until a Barnet corner finally found home just five minutes from half time.
Again Barking battled well in the second half. The second goal would have been hard pushed to have been stopped by a premier division goalkeeper. Barking continued to play good football and a finally beginning to come together and didn't deserve to loose by 4 goals. Manager Steve Bernet said after the game: "The girls played very well today and I am pleased with their performance, we knew this season would be tough, but the girls are getting stuck in and I am very proud of their determination."
Final scoreBarking Ladies 0 Barnet 4
TeamBall, Devitt, Bernet, Sim, Zucker, Manning, Prior, Herbert, Maggs, Moore, Savage.
Barnet v GILLINGHAM
Football can be a cruel game at times as Gills found to their cost today for after taking an early lead in the third minute victory was wrestled from their grasp with only three minutes remaining to the relief of a Barnet side challenging for promotion.
Gills took the game to Barnet from the start and deservedly took the lead in the 3rd minute after a good run from Sarah Kelly found Lesley Kay who's cross into the area was headed clear but only as far a Kirsty Goodall who despatched a volley over the keeper into the back of the net for a well deserved 1-0 lead.
Gills were playing intelligent football full of passion and commitment which the home side found hard to match but they almost drew level after 9 minutes when they beat the off side trap only for skipper Jac Fiddyment to clear off the line.
Keeper Alison Smith then pulled of a brilliant save to preserve Gills lead when a cross from the right was met by the head of an unmarked forward but her downward header was superbly pushed round the post for a corner which came to nothing.
Gills responded with a good run down the left by Sarah Kelly who cut inside before unleashing a stinging shot which the keeper gathered at the second attempt. Gills confidence was growing by the minute and at times their play was a joy to watch with every player playing their part.
Barnet then created a great chance in the 34th minute when a good cross from the left found an unmarked forward who blasted her shot high and wide from 6 yards.
Gills came storming back producing some good football with Barnet at times chasing shadows and were fully deserving of their 1-0 half time lead.
As expected Barnet came out in the second half and put Gillingham under pressure with an early chance being blasted high and wide from in front of goal.
Gills responded with a shot from midfielder Laura East which the home keeper to her relief just managed to gather to keep them in the game.
Gills defence was playing superbly denying the home forwards with some timely tackles and brilliant reading of the game to preserve their slender lead. But it just wasn't the defence as every player was giving 110% effort as Gills continued to frustrate the home side.
Gills replaced the tiring Gemma Ridge with Anna Broad in the 75th minute.
Gills came close to wrapping up the game in the 80th minute when once again good work from Sarah Kelly down the left found Lesley Kay in space who controlled the ball on the edge of the area, turned and shot only to see the keeper pull of a brilliant save to push the ball round the post just as it seemed it was destined for the back of the net.
But just as it seemed Gills would hold on for a unexpected victory Barnet created a chance out of nothing when a speculative shot from the edge of the area caught keeper Smith of her line and despite her attempts to get back and clear the ball just evaded her in the top right hand corner of the net for a undeserved equaliser.
This was a brilliant all round display by a battling Gills side who refused to lie down and die and if they can produce this kind of performance every week they will surely pull away from the lower regions of the table.
Next Sunday 7th NovGills play host to another promotion chasing side in West Ham Utd at Cobdown Sports Ground KO 2-00
Final scoreBarnet Ladies 1 Gillingham Ladies 1
Barnet 3-1 Enfield Town
South East Combination
Sunday 20th November, 2005Enfield Town ladies lost away to league leaders Barnet but remain in 5th place in the table. Stacey Sowden opened the scoring for the home side before Leanne Ranger netted for Enfield to leave the scores level at the break, Beth Curtis and another goal, late on, for Sowden secured the points. Missing three strikers through injury, Kelly Townshend, Chloe Theocharis and Katie Wilding, Enfield Town manager John Abbott was pleased with the effort of his side but still disappointed with the defeat.
In a fairly even opening quarter of on hour both sides had chances with Barnet going close in the first minute when Beth Curtis volleyed a Stacey Sowden cross over the bar and then Enfield with a Laura Burns shot hitting a defender and rebounding to Emma Kayser who fired over (3min), A Stacy Russell tackle sending Kayser away down the right from where she rolled the ball into the path of Burns, but her shot was too high (6min), Jenna Schillaci set up Burns who again fired over (7min). Beth Curtis could have done better with a shot but hit it straight to Enfield keeper Sian Binks after a cross by Hayley Johnson (12min), and after a shot across the goal by Curtis Zoe Barnes had an easy looking tap in but miss-kicked it to Binks (13min).
Barnet were harshly given free kick wide out on the left in midfield and Curtis hit it over the visiting defence for Sowden to hit a fierce shot from which Binks pulled off a stunning save but Sowden following up controlled the ball and beat Kerrie Marlborough on the goal-line to put Barnet ahead 1-0 (19 min).
Ashley Hutton had a clear header from a Barnet corner but headed it over (29min) before a needlessly conceded corner up the other end was taken by Jenna Schillaci and was met with a sweet side footed volley close the penalty spot by Leanne Ranger and the defence on the line were mere spectators as it flashed into the net to level the scores 1-1 (35 min).
Enfield Town had the best chances of the rest of the half with Kayser firing wide when she had a clear sight of goal (39min), A diving header by Sowden went over as Barnet briefly threatened (40min), A through ball from the centre circle by Kayser sending Nadine Wild away from the defence but Barnet Keeper Jess Devoti sprinted off her line and blocked the ensuing shot just inside the area (43min) and Wild laid a ball back to Kayser who took aim and was unlucky to see it hit a defender and go narrowly wide (44min).
In the first minute of the second half Davina Smith played Stacey Sowden in but as she tried to walk the ball into the net, Binks picked it off her feet(46min), Binks punched a cross out under pressure (47min), Sowden wasted a great chance when she decided to go to ground too easily when Binks challenged her for the ball (50min). A strong run down the right and a deep cross by Hayley Johnson was a fraction too high for the stretching Binks but was met with the great volley at the far post that it deserved by Beth Curtis and it whistled into the net 2-1 (54min).
From a free kick Laura Burns bent to the right of the defensive wall where Devoti managed to gather it but Barnet were upset when the referee ordered it to be re-taken as the wall had moved before they should have and this time Burns went close to the post with the keeper nowhere near as the ball went to the left of the wall (57min).
It was now a fairly even game and Again Devoti raced out to block Wild after Kayser created the opening (63min), Johnson got in close and hit a powerful shot and found Binks equal to it pushing it around the post (67min), Leanne Small lifted a ball over Enfield’s crossbar from inside the six yard box (72min), A Kayser cross was flicked on by Enfield sub Sam Buffery but it was inch’s too high for Beth Lovell (74min), Lovell attacked down the right but as Buffery prepared to shoot when the ball came her way it bobbled away from her (75min).
Although Both sides battled Barnet had the best chances for the last quarter of an hour and a long run by Sowden saw her shoot across the goal (75min), a long distance free kick by Curtis just cleared the bar (79min), Curtis got her head to a corner but it bounced through a packed area and into Binks’ hands (84min). Leanne Small won the ball for Barnet in midfield and played a good pass that found Sowden being played onside by an Enfield defender and she advanced on goal and calmly slotted it past Binks to complete the scoring 3-1 (89 min).
Enfield Town supporters M.O.M. was Laura Burns who worked hard to keep supporting the lone forward and getting back to aid the defence.
TEAM: Binks, Marlborough, Bevil, Kessack ©, Russell, Kayser, Burns, Lovell, Ranger, Wild (Buffery), Schillaci. Sub not used; Spinks.
Next Sunday27/11/2005 Enfield Town have another break from league action as the host Gillingham in a first round league cup-tie at Brimsdown. 2pm
Around the clubThe Reserves won away to Colchester United 3-1 and are like the first team in 5th place in their league, Southeast combination reserves league. Katrina Moore, Georgie Broderick and Aoife Commane scored the goals.
The under 15s continued their run of good form with a 2-1 victory at home to Leyton Orient in a league cup group game and are now certain to qualify for the next round.
Enfield Town Ladies 5-a-side
Enfield Town Ladies FC
Saturday / Sunday 18-19/06/2005
Enfield Town Ladies 5 a-side tournament was held on Sunday 19th June and on what was the warmest day of the year so far some very entertaining football was played. Well run and organized by our own commitee members and officiated by Mr. Chris Turner and his team of Refs the day ended when the original 68 teams were whittled down to the best 16 for the main cup and the next 16 going into a supplementary plate competition.
The main Cup competition finished up with Ipswich Town beating one of the hosts teams, Enfield Town NLB, 1-0 with the single goal resulting from a scorching shot in the last 30 seconds.
The Plate competition resulted in a win for Barnet A against Ipswich Town A, their second team, by 2-0.
On Saturday the junior Tournament took place and resulted in finals wins for; Writtle Minors over Enfield Town C (under 10s), Garston A against Enfield Town B (under 11s), Southwark Town United beating Tottenham (under 12s), Enfield Town A victorious verses Stevenage Borough Juniors (under 13s) and Crystal Palace seeing off Garston A (under 14s).
Thank you for everyone who helped in the running of this major undertaking from the council for the pitches, the referees, the sponsors from the Programme advertisers to Stamford Contracts for all their help and everyone else who helped from collecting the rubbish to those who kept the rest of us in order but mainly to all the teams for entering.
Enfield Town Ladies v Barnet
South East Combination League
Sunday 21/08/2005Enfield Town Ladies started the new season with a disappointing 4-0 home defeat against local rivals Barnet on Sunday. A Stacey Sowden hat-trick and a Beth Curtis penalty did the damage and Two red cards for Enfield and one for Barnet made little difference to the final score. Jess Devoti was the busier of the two keepers but Barnet made their chances count where it mattered.
The game started with Enfield Town pushing forwards but neither side really got a grip on it and the chances, which mainly fell to Enfield, were wasted with some very wayward shooting. The first save didn't come until the 11th minute when Kelly Townshend played a one-two with Emma Kayser to create an opening only to shot at the Keeper. A terrible error by Barnet Keeper Jess Devoti and defender Charlotte Herson gave the ball to Townshend on the edge of the box with an empty net to aim at but the shot was way off target and the visitors escaped (14 min).
Just a minute later Enfield were given the first warning of what was to come when a long ball released Stacey Sowden but Leanne Ranger made up the ground to force her wide before she could get a shot away (15 min). A Townshend corner was headed narrowly wide by Ranger (19 min), a high ball into the box by Kayser forced Devoti to back peddle and pull the ball down from under the crossbar (20 min) and a long range effort from Townshend went a foot wide as Enfield turned up the pressure.
Enfield Town proved that they hadn’t learnt from the earlier warning when another long pass sent Sowden away from the defence again and this time with no defender able to get back she kept her cool, waited for Town Keeper Jo Ayre to commit herself and slotted it past her into the net 0-1 (27 min).
Again and Again Barnet were using the same tactic of the long ball behind the defence to Sowden and it was proving effective as she got clear again but shot wide (29 min) before Herson sent her through again with this time Sowden waiting for Ayre to go to ground and then taking the ball round her and placing it into the empty net 0-2 (36 min).
A Tammy Bevil free kick was headed to the keeper by Chloe Theocharis (38 min) and a Townshend corner dropped into the six yard box with nobody able to get a touch (39 min) as Enfield continued to create the greater number of efforts. Yet another ball behind the defence sent Barnet’s Sowden away but Kerry Marlborough was able to block the shot (40 min).
The match which until now had been played in a decent fashion suddenly exploded when Enfield’s Laura Burns reacted to a kick by Emma Treanor and sparked an incident between the two which was rapidly broken up by their team mates but the referee had seen enough to issue both players with straight red cards.
In first half injury time Townshend chipped a shot inches past the post and the another long ball sent Sowden away again and again she rounded Ayre to put the ball into the net but luckily for Enfield the Linesman had his flag raised for offside.
Half timeEmma Kayser had the first shot of the second half but Devoti was equal to it and made an easy stop (47 min). Enfield were again doing most of the attacking and Townshend set up Substitute Jo Moruzzi to fire over (56 min) and Theocharis chipped the ball into the box but an aler[Mon Aug 22 11:17:02 2005] news.pl: Can't call method "prepare" on an undefined value at /home/sites/site1/web/cgi-bin/lib/cogweb/Cogweb_db.pm line 164.
t Devoti took it off Townsend’s toe (57 min).
Barnet were still trying the long pass to send Sowden clear and it worked again with Sowden slotting the ball through Ayer’s legs to put the game beyond doubt and to complete her hat-trick 0-3 (61 min).
Tammy Bevil had a long shot saved (66 min) and then linked well with Jo Spinks to create an opening for Townshend which forced Devoti into a smart save (69 min) and theocharis shot wide when well placed (77 min) as Enfield's finishing continued to let them down. Sowden was given another chance as another long pass found her but Marlborough forced her wide and the shot went across the face of the goal (78 min).
Yet again a long pass to Sowden presented problems to Enfield’s defence and when the ball was laid back to Kerry O’Connor after Ayre was pulled out of position it was headed goal wards only for Marlborough to raise a hand and stop it. After the simple red card for Marlborough Beth Curtis sent Ayre the wrong way from the penalty spot 0-4 (86 min).
Enfield Town now with a player short dug in and prevented Barnet scoring with Second Substitute Tamalla Silva-Smith chesting the ball down for Ayre to pick up on the goal-line and Ayre saving from O’Connor in added time.
Final score: ENFIELD TOWN 0 BARNET 4Enfield Town supporters M.O.M was Stacy Russell who put in 110 percent effort.
TeamAyre, Spinks, Ranger, Kessack © (Moruzzi), Russell, Kayser (Silva-Smith), Burns, Marlborough, Theocharis, Townshend, Bevil.
Next Sunday28/08/2005 Enfield Town travel to Hadleigh in Suffolk to play Sophtlogic in a league game.
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