Home wins for Panthers and Tigresses in Flexi League

For the first time, all three Reigate Women FC teams were at home this weekend.

The Panthers were the first to play, taking on ESPS Phoenix. The game started quite evenly with shots on goal coming from both sides. The deadlock was broken by a right footed strike from Panthers’ midfielder Chrissy Watts. As the game progressed, the Panthers grew in confidence with some great passing football, which concluded with a powerful strike from Charlotte McKeon that ended Phoenix’s hopes of a comeback. Final score 2-0 to Panthers.

The Tigresses then took on Woking Diamonds, knowing that a win would provide a vital boost for them in the league table. The game started with end to end action, before Tash Waterman broke the deadlock with a super strike midway through the first half. She then added a second just before half-time. In the second half, Tigresses dominated with a number of missed chances. Although Waterman had dropped back to support the defence, she still completed her hat-trick to lead the Tigresses to a 3-0 win.

The Reigate Lionesses faced Kingswood Ladies after an unbeaten season so far. The game was packed with end to end excitement with close shots from both sides. The only goal of the game came from a pressured goal scramble which concluded with the ball in the back of the net for Kingswood. The Lionesses fought back strongly but couldn’t quite find the equaliser despite throwing all they could at the Kingswood net. The 1-0 defeat opens up the table and means the league title is back up for grabs.

Two hat-tricks as Panthers and Lionesses win in Flexi League

A dominant performance saw Reigate Women FC Panthers get their first win in the Surrey FA Flexible League as they beat Woking Diamonds 4-2 away from home.

After a disappointing result in their first game of the league the Panthers were keen to get a result as they created plenty of goal scoring opportunities early on.

The breakthrough eventually came as Becca Nesbitt went through one on one with the goalkeeper as she calmly slotted it past her. The home team quickly pulled one back before a wonder strike from Charlotte McKeon saw the Panthers back in the lead just before half time.

The second half continued to provide plenty of excitement for the Panthers and more goals as Becca Nesbitt completed her hat-trick after a dominant performance in midfield. Woking managed to reduce the deficit late on after some great play however Reigate stood firm with a player of the match performance from defender Caro Rosenkranz.

The win sees the Panthers move up the table into 5th with two games in hand.

Elsewhere, Reigate Women FC Lionesses and Tigresses both travelled to Chiswick for away games against ESPS Phoenix and Sheen Mounties respectively.

The Tigresses knew they were in for a tough game against Sheen Mounties, as the Lionesses had a hard-fought win against the same side in December. Tigresses’ striker Sarah Gott put them into a 1-0 half-time lead, however Sheen Mounties dominated the second half, eventually running out 3-1 winners. The result put Sheen Mounties second in the league but dropping the Tigresses to 6th.

The Reigate Women FC Lionesses extended their lead at the top of the table as well as their unbeaten record, with a 6-0 win over ESPS Phoenix. An exciting first half saw the Lionesses go 4-0 up at half time with a debut goal from Misha West, a stunning strike from Steph Thorbes and two goals from Libby Moy. The second half had Moy complete her hat-trick while Jenna Chisholm completed the scoring with her own debut goal.

Lionesses top the Flexi League

After the third weekend of the Surrey FA Flexible League, Reigate Women FC Lionesses retained the lead at the top with a third win in a row.

It was a fun, well-contested match. Woking Diamonds broke away after just 8 minutes and, after a great initial save by Beth Mulrenan in the Lionesses goal (who was playing in goal for the first time, due to an injury), took the lead. However, within two minutes, Libby Moy for RWFC Lionesses got the ball outside the area and curled an absolutely superb strike into the far corner to equalise.

After sustained pressure and a few half chances, Anais Escalona capitalised on a lose ball in the box and struck firmly home into the bottom left hand corner to make it 2-1 to the Lionesses after just 21 minutes.

In the second half, Lionesses’ player/manager Becky Keogh’s corner was curled in to make it 3-1, however some great play from Woking with 7 minutes remaining created an opening which was well converted, leaving the final score as 3-2 to the home team.

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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.