Regional League Focus: First versus second in both women's South East leagues
The action in the Regional Leagues hots up this weekend, with first versus second in the league in both women’s Regional Leagues South East.
In South East 1, both Cambridge and London GD II are unbeaten in the league so far. Cambridge are ahead by virtue of having played two more matches than GD II.
In addition to being on top of the league, they are also having a stunning National Cup run having made it to the last four. The East Anglians are the only non-Premier League team left at the semi-final stage. GD II were in the same position last season, having made it to the semi-finals of the Cup.
This is the first time the two teams have met in the league so far, so all bets are off for who will take the three points from this fixture. Cambridge have a 45-goal difference margin over GD II, so the Londoners will need to challenge the East Anglians on points as the season starts to draw to an end. In their previous matches, GD II beat Oxford University by four goals whilst Cambridge recorded a win over Islington by 13 goals.
Throw-off in this match will be at 14.00 on Sunday at Medway Park.
The second match in this league will be between Islington and Olympia II. The teams are in fourth and fifth in the league table, with Olympia having won one match from five, and Islington still searching for their first league three-pointer. Olympia II’s previous match was a five-goal win against Cambridge.
Throw-off is at 14.30 on Saturday in Leyton Score Centre.
In South East Tier 2, it is another game between first and second in the league – but this time they are also level on points.
Both Brighton and London Angels II have won seven from seven, and are also close on goal difference: the Sussex-based Brighton just ahead by five goals. In the previous round, Angels II were held to a two-goal margin of victory, against Medway Falcons. Brighton’s previous result was a six-goal win against Guildford Sabres. Whoever wins this weekend will go to the top of the league.
Throw-off is at 13.30 on Sunday in Worthing Leisure Centre.
Chelsea, in third, will play Medway Falcons, in fifth. Chelsea have won four from eight and Falcons two from seven so far this season. A win for Chelsea will move them closer to the top two. The Londoners are five points behind London Angels II.
Throw-off is at 15.30 on Saturday at London Metropolitan University.
The final match in this league will be between Canterbury and Guildford Sabres. The teams are three points apart in the league but Canterbury have played an extra match. Canterbury were defeated by two goals by Chelsea in the previous round, and Sabres went down by five to Brighton.
Throw-off is at 15.30 on Saturday at Polo Farm, Canterbury.