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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

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.