Woodley United Ladies off to a winning start in the Southern Region Women’s Premier




Newly promoted Woodley United marked their return to the Southern Region Women’s Premier Division with a 3-2 win at New Milton Town on Sunday afternoon.

The Kestrels led on 13 minutes through third minute substitute Sarah Thompson and Jodie Penny made it 2-0 on 37 minutes before the hosts fought back and were level on 56 minutes.

As it was though so often last season, striker Rosie Page-Smith had the wherewithal to stand up in the closing stages and convert a penalty to give Marc Surtees side a first win of the season.

Ascot United Ladies were on the road themselves to newly promoted AFC Bournemouth CST but suffered a 6-1 defeat on the South Coast, Annie Ackroyd scoring the Yellawomen’s consolation goal.

In Division 1, Wokingham & Emmbrook’s season got off to a tough start with a 7-0 defeat at Moneyfields while Wargrave were beaten 3-0 at home to Abingdon United.

A better afternoon for Ascot’s reserves who flew out the blocks in the Thames Valley League Division 2 East, they won 9-0 at Camberley Town thanks to hat tricks from Nicole Brown and Lou Pullen as well as a Darcey Young brace and another from Amy Walters.

Ariesha Stephenson-Lewis. Photo: Neil Graham.
Ariesha Stephenson-Lewis. Photo: Neil Graham.

Binfield were sluggish in their start at Hawley Ladies going in 3-0 at the half time break. The Moles rallied in the second half with Ariesha Stephenson-Lewis opening her account for the season in a 3-1 defeat.

Southern Region Women’s League Premier Division

  • Ascot United 1 – 6 AFC Bournemouth CST
  • New Milton Town 2 – 3 Woodley United

Southern Region Women’s League Division 1

  • Moneyfields 7 – 0 Wokingham & Emmbrook
  • Wargrave 0 – 3 Abingdon United

Thames Valley Counties Women’s League Division 2 East

  • Ascot United Ladies Reserves 9 – 0 Camberley Town Ladies
  • Hawley Ladies 3 – 1 Binfield Ladies


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