After winning the Northamptonshire Women’s Football League Plate competition on Sunday, AFC Rushden & Diamonds Ladies are now looking forward to their vital game at the weekend. They face Corby Ladies & Girls on Sunday 21 April at the Dog & Duck, Wellingborough, with the match kicking off at 2pm, knowing that victory will seal the NWFL Division 2 Title, and wrap up a cup and league double at the end of their first season. Admission for this game is FREE.

The Ladies are a point ahead of their only rivals for the title – Billing Ladies – with both teams playing their final games on Sunday. The current league table is shown below – with a summary of the Diamonds Ladies results-to-date against each team.

  Ladies League Table – Northamptonshire WFL Division 2 (14 April 2013)

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

H

A

1

AFC Rushden & Diamonds

11

8

2

1

51

9

42

26

 

 

2

Billing United

11

8

1

2

32

17

15

25

4-0

1-1

3

Thrapston Town

10

5

2

3

24

13

11

17

1-1

2-0

4

Thorplands United

10

5

2

3

21

21

0

17

2-3

3-0

5

Rothwell Reserves

12

3

1

8

18

50

-32

10

9-1

11-0

6

Rothwell Corinthians

10

2

0

8

16

40

-24

6

10-2

4-0

7

Corby Ladies & Girls

10

1

2

7

13

25

-12

5

 

4-1

 

The AFC Management team of Leanne Mayes and Katie Newman hope to have a full squad to choose from, and you can see squad profiles below.

 

Gemma Newson (Goalkeeper) – Gemma is one of three GB Deaf internationals who grace the Diamonds team.  Gemma is tall and a good shot stopper.

Kerrie Cosham (Goalkeeper) – Kerrie is known as ‘Cosh’ and vies with Gemma for the starting place.  Kerrie distributes the ball well.

 

Natasha Lowe (Full Back) – Tash is a Rushden girl and loves a tackle; she’s also a good passer of the ball and supports the attack well.

Elise Young – (Full Back) – Elise is an attacking full back who has added a bit of steel to her game as the season has progressed.

Emma Morris (Centre Back) – Emma is one of the more vocal players in the team, she reads the game very well, which ideal as she often plays as a sweeper.

Kerry Lawrence (Centre Back) – Kerry is a commanding centre back who likes to get the ball down and play.  Kerry is a real threat from set pieces.

Alix Daverson (Full Back) – Alix is a young player who offers versatility to the squad, she can play on either side of the field and also further forward in midfield

 

Alex Bartlett (Midfield) – Alex is one of the strongest players on the team; she has good technique and can strike a ball well.  Alex usually plays on the right hand side of the midfield

Fiona Strathern (Midfield) – Fiona is the team captain and leads by example.  Very rarely does she misplace a pass and controls the midfield alongside Claire.

Claire Stancliffe (Midfield) – Claire is another of our GB Deaf international s and forms an influential centre midfield partnership with Fiona.  Claire can also hit a wicked dead ball.

Kelly Rust (Midfield/Striker) – Kelly is equally at home in midfield or upfront.  Lots of pace, a good first touch and an eye for goal are all part of Kelly’s game

Naomi Dwane (Midfield) – Naomi is a talented winger who adds a little something different to the team.

Cheryl Murkitt (Midfield) – Cheryl can play on either side of the field and her strength is the ability to bring others into the game.

Harriet Clarke (Midfield) – Harriett is also used mostly in a wide position, a bundle of energy she is equally at home supporting the forwards or helping out in defence.

Ashleigh Beale (Midfield) – Ashleigh can play anywhere in the midfield and, like most of the girls, passes the ball well.

Lauren Perkins (Midfield) – Another player who prefers to play in one of the wide positions on the pitch, Lauren is a threat going forward

 

April Malin (Striker) – April is the third of our GB Deaf internationals.  Fast and skilful she makes every game a tough one for her opponents 

Cat Sealey (Striker) – Cat has a remarkable 22 goals in 14 games this season, she reads the game very well and coupled with her pace and touch gets into lots of scoring positions.

Megan Watkins (Striker) – Megan weighs in with her fair share of goals and her running across opponents back line doesn’t give them time to settle.

Jenna Looker (Striker) – Jenna adds to the embarrassment of riches up front and very rarely will she miss a one on one.

 

Details of the Ladies’ 2012-13 season to date are here, and season stats are here.

 

 
 
 

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