South West Combination League Records
A quick & speedy recover to Liz Kemp...
Reading Ladies won 4-1 against Newton Abbot in their replayed FA Cup clash last weekend however the results was overshadowed by a nasty injury to Newton Abbot's Liz Kemp.
Liz collided with the Reafin goalkeeper on the hal-hour and an ambulance was called to the game. Following several hours in Royals Berks Casaualty it was confirmed that she had broken her tibia (or "leg" to the layman!!) in four places and will be going into surgery shortly to have th ebone pinned. Liz will be in hospital for the next few days but she has been visited by her parents, Toni Crook and Jan Sprague (manager and assistant managers). Reading LFC, and everyone associated with the South West Combination League wish Liz a very speedy recovery and hope that she is back playing again soon. Jackie Batten.
Women's FA Cup Third Round News...
Clevedon Town, Forest Green Rovers and Reading Royals all saw off opposition from the South West Women's League. Plymouth Oak villa scored 15 goals in their last two FA Cup games but were unable to avoid a 4-1 defeat away to Clevedon Town. Penzance, conquerors of Yeovil Town in the last round, were unable to repeat their giant-killing feat and were beaten by the odd goal from three by Forest Green Rovers, albeit after extra time! Alphington from the Division 1 (North) of the SW League were beaten 3-0 by South West Combination League leaders Reading Royals. Cardiff City had a comfortable 5-1 win against Chesham United, the only ALL South West Combination tie. Newton Abbot v Reading Ladies was abandoned after 90mins at 2-2 due to a waterlogged pitch (due to be re-played on 16th December).
The Third Round draw has pitted all South West Combination representatives against some very stiff opposition. Forest Green Rovers travel to last season South West Combination champions Portsmouth, Reading Royals travel to Bristol City, leaders of the Southern Premier Division, and Cardiff City travel to Barnet, who are currently bottom of the Southern Premier Division. These clashes will be a good test for both Reading and Cardiff who are aiming to play in the higher division next season. Reading Ladies replayed their abandoned tie with Newton Abbot last weekend and were comfortable winners by 4-1. They will now progress to the next round where they will entertain AFC Wimbledon while and Clevedon will entertain the mighty Milwall Lionesses. All ties are scheduled to be played 7th December whilst kick-off should be 1pm (unless otherwise arranged).
Sunday 9th November 2003
SW Combination Round-up
Swindon Town 4 - 0 Exeter City: With teams on Cup Duty Swindon Town entertained Exeter City and with goals from Kim Reeves Hayley Spurles Nikki Watts and Jenny Webster had a comfortable win.
Sunday 2nd November 2003
SW Combination Round-up
Cardiff City 10 - 0 Rover Oxford: Cardiff City still remain unbeaten in the league and this time they crushed Rover Oxford with goals from Marie Barrow (3), Caroline Cooper (2) with the others coming from Joanne Jones, Chantelle Miller, Helen Jones, Charlotte Miller and Jessicca Fishlock.
Exeter City 2 - 3 Clevedon SBW: Clevedon continued there good run with this narrow win over Exeter City. Goals for Clevedon came from Charlie Grimes, Elaine Basterfield and Kathleen Evans with Exeter’s goals coming from Becky Folds and Josie Copp.
Forest Green Rovers 7 - 1 Newton Abbot: Forest Green defeated Newton Abbot with goals from Kerry Bartlett (2), Laura Pereheric (2), Phillpa Helliwell, Jeanie Howard and Zoe Burford with Newton Abbot’s goal coming from Hannah Edmondson.
Reading Ladies 1 - 0 Plymouth Argyle: Reading Ladies grabbed the winner in the second half when Laura Woodley scored to give Plymouth the long journey home.
Reading Royals 7 - 1 Swindon Town: Reading Royals continued to keep themseves at the top of the League against mid table Swindon Town. Goals coming from Cheryl Williams (2), Sarah Lipscombe (2) and Shelley Strudley, Deborah Scotcher and Carla Rose adding the rest. Swindon’s goal was scored by Claire Moreton.