MATCH REPORT: Crawley Wasps 10 Herne Bay 0

In-form Crawley Wasps recorded their biggest league win for more than seven years as they demolished Herne Bay 10-0 on Sunday.

Roseanne Fine scored five, including a hat-trick in the first half, and there was also a goal four minutes into her debut for midfielder Ariana Fleischman.

Holly Turbill, Rebekah Dunt and Danielle Boyd added to the rout in the second half, as Wasps almost matched their 11-0 thrashing of Whitstable Town back in April 2009.

The tone was set in the opening minutes when Holly Walker’s header from a corner was nodded in by Fleischman.

Lauren Callaghan was outstanding in the first half and created the next four goals – she first played in Fine to score after 13 minutes and later saw a cross turned in by an unfortunate Herne Bay defender.

The Callaghan and Fine partnership worked twice more before the break to put Wasps 5-0 up.

Having bagged three for herself in the first half, Fine turned provider for recent signing Turbill, and then got on the scoresheet again from Suzanne Davies’ cross.

Wasps made it 8-0 on 65 minutes when Dunt beat a hesitant goalkeeper to a long ball and while that was scrappy, there was no doubting the quality of Boyd’s finish as she clipped in a shot from the edge of the box.

Fine completed the scoring by getting on the end of Nicholle Smith’s cross, Wasps warming up nicely for Sunday’s top of the table clash with unbeaten Leyton Orient.

Wasps: Gillstroem; Villette, Barton, Walker, Ward; N. Smith, Fleischman, Davies, Callaghan; Turbill, Fine. Subs: Duncan, Boyd, Dunt.fine

Crawley Wasps LFC youth round-up: Sunday 16th October

As the Under-16s and Under-15s matches were both postponed, the Under-12s were the only Crawley Wasps youth team in action on Sunday.

As a result there is no formal round-up, but I have attached a selection of pictures from the Under-12s game if you want to select one or two for use in print or online. All photos must be credited to Gary Beaven. Below is the suggested text to run alongside them.

Crawley Wasps Under-12s (in red) pictured in action during their 7-0 defeat by Cuckfield Cosmos on Sunday. Wasps’ Under-16s trip to Bexhill United was postponed, while Wasps Under-15s were unable to field a team at Horley Town boys due to availability issues. Pictures: Gary Beaven.1 2 3 4 5

MATCH REPORT: Herne Bay 1 Crawley Wasps 3

Crawley Wasps took advantage of Leyton Orient’s Cup distractions to win 3-1 at Herne Bay on Sunday and move top of the London & South East Premier Division.

Goals from Roseanne Fine, Rebekah Dunt and recent signing Holly Turbill maintained Wasps’ fine start that has seen them win five and draw one of their first seven league games.

Orient – who have won five out of five – were involved in a County Cup game, giving Wasps the chance to move a point clear.

Fine opened the scoring with a shot across the goalkeeper before Wasps doubled their lead just before half-time, Dunt finding the top corner after terrific build-up play.

Paul Walker’s side had dominated in the first half, playing good possession football, but they started the second half a little slowly and Herne Bay pulled a goal back when Rebecca Smith turned in a cross after Wasps had lost possession on their left-hand side.

A free-kick which landed on the roof of the net seemed to wake Wasps up a little and they wrapped up a deserved win late on when Turbill, on her first start, fired home from close range.

The victory margin could have been greater – centre-backs Holly Walker and Hannah Duncan and left-back Michelle Ward all had good chances to score, while Fine and Turbill may have added to their tallies on another day.

Jade Elphick worked hard in midfield, while Aston Worsfold – in her first appearance of the season following university commitments – was excellent at right-back, winning the Thales Player of the Match award.

Wasps: Poleykett; Worsfold, Duncan, Walker, Ward; N. Smith, Elphick, Davies, Dunt; Turbill, Fine. Subs: Nesbitt, Callaghan.


Crawley Wasps Under 16’s – September Round Up

Season Update :

It was great to see the season start for the Under 16s, We had a good Summer with some tournaments and then transitioned into Pre Season Friendly Games to prepare us for the coming season. During Pre Season we welcomed 3 New Players to the team Billie Saunders & Emma Brookbank who joined us from neighbours Crawley Town Girls FC and Alice Little who was at Caterham Pumas last season, all 3 girls have come into the team really well and are growing within our team, We lost Mollie Martin in the close season as she rejoins Eastbourne Borough, we have ended up with a squad since of 17 players now for the coming season, Mark And I have discussed this and we will have to Rest 2 players every game and will take a squad of 14 Outfield Players every week with us. This so far has worked out with injuries and family commitments.  So far this season we have played 3 League Games, Winning 2 Games and Losing 1. We have also had our first League Cup Game which we won on Penalties. We think its been a good start to the season and we are looking forward to the girls pushing hard in the league and cups, I am sure for the supporters watching on its been good but also kept you entertained aswell, I know my voice is already feeling it.


Basepoint Player of the Match Awards

As most of you will have seen Basepoint have sponsored us for Player of the Match Awards which I know the girls like, and they deserve these awards.

Ringmer : Emma Brookbank

Southdown : Jodie Barker

Withdean : Jenny Brockbank

Newhaven : Fei Wilde

Injury News :

Chloe Coaker out injured with a Foot Injury that kept her sidelined for 6 weeks, but pleased to see her back in the team now.

Millie Baverstock has picked up an injury to her Rectus Femoris Muscle which is the largest of the Upper Leg Quad Muscles, Millie is seeing Richard Massimo Physio and we estimate Millie Returning to the Team 30th October.

Emily Smith has a hand injury and has to have this strapped up at the moment with a splint and until this is removed again will not be allowed to play, but is able to train with the squad

Winter Training

As you are all aware we have moved to Broadfield 3G for the whole of the Winter and this is a major move for our girls and is a better surface that we can work on, We will also be having either Pro Kickers with us every week or Head Coach Martin Firmo to help us develop the girls.

Christmas Outing

Every year we try to arrange something for the girls to do and we are working to get something planned for them, and will come back to the parents to make sure the costing is ok with you before discussed with the girls as we know they will always say yes

As always thank you for all your support every game


Mark and Mark

Under-16s win on penalties

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Newhaven U16s 1 – 1 Crawley Wasps U16

AET 1-3 Crawley Wasps Winners

 Crawley Wasps U16s would take on Newhaven U16s in the Sussex Girls League Cup, A good start to the game with Wasps playing some great football, but at half time both teams went in at 0-0 some changes with the introduction of Topaz Luxford, within 5 minutes of the 2nd half wasps were now looking very dangerous and the Newhaven Defence could not handle the power of luxford, On 60 Minutes a great ball in from Lily Beckett would find Luxford to open the wasps score 0-1, Newhaven came back fast and playing a different attack caught the wasps defence out and rounded keeper Feitong Wilde to equal the scores 1-1. Both teams would work hard trying to take the winning goal but as the referee blew his whistle for the end of the game, extra time was now in play.. As hard as Wasps tried they just could not find a goal to take the lead and Penalty Shoot out was inplace, As the 5 players were named Wasps took strong Penalties and took the win 1-3, Some great football today from the Wasps Under 16 and showed some great fight and determination for this game and now look forward to next round of the League Cup on the 13thNovember where we will take Eastbourne on. Today’s Basepoint Player of the Match Feitong Wilde

fei-pomPicture Included ; Feitong Wilde our Basepoint Player of the match

RESERVES/YOUTH ROUND-UP: Under-16s win on penalties

Crawley Wasps Under-16s held their nerve to beat Newhaven on penalties in the Sussex Girls League Cup on Sunday.

After a goalless first half, the introduction of Topaz Luxford breathed fresh life into the Wasps attack and she gave the visitors the lead on the hour mark after a great ball in from Lily Beckett.

Newhaven responded though with an equaliser and neither side could find the breakthrough in normal or extra time, sending the game to penalties.

Wasps won the shootout 3-1 to go into a tie against Eastbourne Girls in the next round. Goalkeeper Feitong Wilde was the Basepoint Player of the Match.

Wasps Under-15s, who are playing in a boys’ league this season to give them a proper test following two unbeaten seasons, were again on the wrong end of a heavy defeat, this time to Withdean, although continued to show promising signs of development. Goalkeeper Lauren Graves was in superb form once more.

The Under-12s were also beaten by Withdean, 13-2, but were without a recognised goalkeeper due to injury. Ashleigh Woodhams scored both goals.

Meanwhile, the Ladies’ reserves lost 4-1 at Parkwood Rangers in the South East Counties League.

Unable to name any substitutes due to unavailability, they were hampered by going to 10 men due to Amy Clark’s injury.

Parkwood took the lead on 35 minutes but Shinih Tuazon equalised in the second half.

However, the home side – who went top of the division with this win – overpowered the short-handed Wasps.

Josie Porter was named the Thales Player of the Match but Carys Dunn and goalkeeper Hope Laker were also excellent.

MATCH REPORT: Crawley Wasps 0 Oxford City 2

Crawley Wasps bowed out of the Women’s FA Cup on Sunday with a 2-0 home defeat by Oxford City.

The visitors are top of the Southern Region Women’s Premier Division, a level equivalent to Wasps, and won thanks to goals midway through either half.

City took the lead on 23 minutes with the first serious effort of the game, as a Jane Younger shot from distance flew just beyond the reach of debutant Wasps keeper Marie Gilstroem.

Wasps then had a let-off when an Oxford shot from inside the box clipped the top of the bar.

The home side responded though with a dynamic run from Nicholle Smith and her cross was almost turned in at the far post by Rebekah Dunt.

But City had two more chances before the break, including striking the top of the crossbar again.

The second half was a more even affair but Oxford continued to look the more incisive in the final third, with Gilstroem making a couple of comfortable saves.

Wasps brought on Holly Turbill for her debut, having signed from Lewes Ladies, but on 73 minutes came the killer blow as a simple ball caught out a static defence and a clinical finish sent City into the next round.

Wasps: Gilstroem; Duncan, Barton, Walker, Ward; Elphick (Callaghan 83); N. Smith, Boyd (Turbill 62), Davies, Dunt; Fine (Villette 77). Subs not used: Poleykett, Barnett.

Crawley Wasps Ladies meet Oxford City in the FA Cup third qualifying round on Sunday

The two sides are on the same level of the women’s football pyramid – Wasps are third in the London & South East Premier Division, Oxford City top of the Southern Region Premier.

Wasps are two wins away from the first-round proper, when the likes of Crystal Palace, Portsmouth, QPR, Tottenham and Sussex rivals Lewes come in.

Kick-off at Tinsley Lane, Oakwood FC, is 2pm.