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Week 7 of Surrey FA Flexible League

The Reigate Women FC Tigresses took on Kingswood Ladies this week, looking to go one better than their sister teams, who had drawn and lost respectively in the two previous rounds of games.

The game was initially very evenly matched, with end to end action. Kingswood broke the deadlock first, scoring from a corner. However, shortly before half-time, the Tigresses hit Kingswood on the break with Jaime Randle setting up Zoe Perkin to equalise making it 1-1 at half-time. Following a sustained period of pressure in the second half, Perkin scored her second from a cross by Anna Wilson, helped by an awesome run by Claire Gray. Tigresses goalkeeper Sam Marshall saved a couple of late Kingswood efforts and the game finished 2-1, sparking joyous celebrations from the Tigresses team and supporters. Tigresses player/manager Samantha Marshall said ‘I am so proud of the team today. Although Zoe scored two great goals, it was a real team effort with both goals starting from Michelle O’Connor in defence and I’m so grateful to all our players’.

Top of the table Reigate Women FC Lionesses then took on the Caterham Palace Pumas. With lots of missed chances and some good saves by both goalkeepers, it was 0-0 at halftime. Misha West came out of goal for the second half, hoping to replicate her goal scoring antics from the last round of games but, despite some great efforts, sadly it was not to be and the game finished 0-0. 
The final rounds of fixtures will be played on Sunday 30 June 2019 at Meadowbank, Dorking (the home of Surrey FA). 
The full weekend’s results were:
Reigate Women FC Lionesses 0-0 Palace Pumas CaterhamReigate Women FC Tigresses 2-1 Kingswood Ladies Sheen Mounties 7-0 ESPS PhoenixReigate Women FC Panthers P-P Lyne FC Ladies (postponed)

League table online: http://fulltime-league.thefa.com/Index.do?divisionseason=154300682&league=483933669

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Week 6 of Surrey FA Flexible League

All three Reigate Women FC teams had away fixtures for the sixth weekend of the Surrey FA Flexible league.

Reigate Women FC Panthers travelled to Kingswood knowing they had a tough job on their hands after watching Kingswood defeat the Panthers’ sister club in the last round of fixtures. The game started quickly with the football being played from both teams really catching the eye. Panthers opened the scoring with a left footed strike from Rebecca Nesbitt, but Kingswood struck back immediately after a mazy run from Sarah Chapman.  The first half continued in a frantic fashion with both teams hitting the woodwork before Kingswood took the lead through Rachel Steele. Reigate worked hard and were rewarded for their efforts after Chrissy Watts finished off a fine move. The second half was just as frantic as the first and the Panthers pushed hard but the final product would not come. Kingswood hit the Panthers on the break but Lucy Manning stormed out of goal to challenge the striker and snuff out the chance. The game looked set to finish 2-2 when Kingswood had one last break which resulted in a thunder-strike that looked certain to nestle in the top corner before striking Panthers’ defender Lauren Gillett in the head, securing a well fought point.

Reigate Women FC Tigresses travelled to Chiswick for their away game against ESPS Phoenix. The teams were evenly matched, with chances missed at both ends and some fantastic saves by the two goalkeepers, Rhianna Skinner for the Tigresses and Sophie Lamb for ESPS Phoenix. Eventually, Tash Waterman broke the deadlock for the Tigresses midway through the first half, although her effort was cancelled out shortly before half-time with Michele Colt equalising for ESPS Phoenix. The second half started with great promise from both sides; however an unfortunate injury to one of the Tigresses resulted in the match having to be abandoned early in the second half. Both teams agreed that the result should be submitted anyway and the game ended as a 1-1 draw.

The Reigate Women FC Lionesses had an away game at Lyne FC Ladies and were looking to get back to winning ways after losing their previous fixture. In the first half, the Lionesses took the lead through Misha West. Goal-scorer West went into the Lionesses goal for the second half, and had some great saves, while the Lionesses extended their lead with goals from player-manager Becky Keogh and defender Steph Thorbes, the latter scoring directly from a corner kick. Lyne scored from a scramble in the box after a corner but could not come back. The 3-1 win consolidated the Lionesses’ position as league leaders, with two games to play.

The full weekend’s results were:

ESPS Phoenix 1-1 Reigate Women FC Tigresses

Kingswood Ladies 2-2 Reigate Women FC Panthers

Lyne FC Ladies 1-3 Reigate Women FC Lionesses

Woking Diamonds 1-2 Sheen Mounties

The next round of fixtures will be played on Sunday 12 May 2019. 

League table online: http://fulltime-league.thefa.com/Index.do?divisionseason=154300682&league=483933669

For further information/quotes, please contact:

Mark Adams, RWFC Chairman & Head Coach

Samantha Marshall, RWFC Secretary (and player/manager of RWFC Tigresses)

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Training moved to Wednesdays

Hey there,

Our recreational sessions have now moved to Wednesday nights at Reigate School, please arrive at 7pm for a 7:15pm start.

Still the same fun and friendliness, just a different night of the week. Don’t be shy come down and try it out. Our sessions are designed for all levels of ability and you can even get a little active too, awesome for an extra bit of exercise ahead of holiday season!

First session is free and once registered with us you can take part in the friendly competitions, join our mini league, be part of the legendary WhatsApp group, buy an official (and rather snazzy) RWFC kit and jacket and of course join us at one of our regular social events.

Simply get in touch or just turn up!

RWFC

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Surrey Flexi League Heats Up!

The second weekend of the Surrey FA Flexible League saw all three of Reigate Women FC’s squads in action for the first time. 

RWFC Lionesses played their first away fixture, travelling to south-west London to take on Sheen Mounties, to see which team would retain their 100% win record in the league. In the end, it was the Lionesses who ran out 2-1 winners, with both goals scored by Becky Keogh, although Jess Dorman was unlucky with her shot hitting the crossbar. The win propelled the Lionesses to the top of the league, as the only team to have the maximum six points from their first two games. 
At Priory Park, the RWFC Tigresses played their second club derby in a row, this time taking on the RWFC Panthers, who were making their league debut. This was a close game in the first half, the Panthers were unlucky to go a goal behind when a goal mouth scramble ended in an own goal. They recovered with Becca Nesbitt scoring the equaliser before halftime. In the second half, Holly Stroud and Zoe Perkin both scored, before Stroud scored her second, taking the Tigresses to a 4-1 win. 

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Surrey FA launch first ever female flexible league!

This weekend saw the launch of the Surrey FA Women’s Flexible League, with 7-a-side games running every second Sunday of the month until 30 June 2019. 

Local club Reigate Women FC was only founded in September 2017 but had such an enthusiastic response from its players that they have entered three squads into the league, known as the Reigate Women FC Lionesses, Reigate Women FC Tigresses and Reigate Women FC Panthers.

The opening weekend of the tournament for Reigate saw a club derby between the Lionesses and the Tigresses in Priory Park. It was a close game, with the score 0-0 at half-time. However, a change of goalkeeper for the Lionesses proved key, with Anais Escalona moving from goalkeeper to midfield to score the first goal and Steph Thorbes then adding a second.

Full results from the first weekend:

Kingswood Ladies 2 – 5 ESPS Phoenix

Lyne FC Ladies A – A Woking Diamonds

Palace Pumas Caterham 1 – 2 Sheen Mounties 

Reigate Women FC Lionesses 2 – 0 Reigate Women FC Tigresses

The second group of fixtures will take place on Sunday 9 December 2018.

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Reigate Women FC play their first 11 a side match!

On the 21st October Reigate Women FC played their first ever 11 a side competitive game against Wealdstone Ladies in the Capital Cup.  We sadly lost the game 5-1 but in truth the result did not matter; we’ve come such a long way in short space of time and the team played with a great spirit and learned loads!  This is a huge milestone for a club that is just 14 months old and there is much more to come.

Coach Mark
RWFC Chairman