This strike from Ashley goes goes narrowly wide


Jim Taylor
Ashford Town (Middx) Ladies put on a show

Several Middlesex FA affiliated clubs were engaged in the Second Qualifying Round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, on Sunday last, 3rd October.   County photographer Chris Benn visited Ashford Town (Middlesex) Ladies, who entertained Highworth Town Ladies from Wiltshire.   He witnessed an amazing performance by the home team.

Alissa Down shoots to put Ashford Town 1-0 ahead


Ashford Town took the lead in the 10th minute, when their captain, Alissa Down netted from close range, following some neat approach work.

Ashley Cheatley nets Ashford Town's 8th goal


Shortly after this goal, the visiting captain, Tamzin Davis, suffered from a recurring knee injury and had to be stretchered from the pitch.   She was replaced by Zoe Bull (15 mins).

Lavana Neufville hits the ninth goal


After around 25 minutes play a rainstorm of tropical proportions arrived and continued until just before the halftime interval.   This deluge coincided with a deluge of goals from the Ashford Ladies.


Anya Kinnane makes it eleven following a corner


Ashley Cheatley scored the second Ashford goal in the 27th minute and by half time they were 12-0 ahead.   

Ashley makes it 12 before half time

The subsequent scoring went like this:-


Goal no. 3    Rozalia Sitarz       28 minutes

Goal no. 4    Chloe Farrell        30 minutes

Goal no. 5    Alissa Down         35 minutes

Goal no  6    Ashley Cheatley  36 minutes

Goal no  7    Chloe Farrell        38 minutes

Goal  no 8    Ashley Cheatley  39 minutes

Goal  no.9    Lavana Neufville 40 minutes

Goal  no 10  Ashley Cheatley  44 minutes

Goal  no 11  Anya Kinnane      45 minutes

Goal  no 12  Ashley Cheatley  45 + 2 minutes

HT Score :  Ashford Town (Middlesex) Ladies 12  Highworth Town Ladies  0

The Ashford Town Manager, Will Boye decided to rest his main strikers, Ashley Cheatley and Lavana Neufville for the second half.   They were replaced by Ellen Clarabut and Megan McGarvey.

Anya heads goal number fourteen
Anya heads the seventeenth goal
Chloe Farrell heads number nineteen from Alissa's corner

The rain dried up for the second half but the goals didn’t.    The scoring continued like this:-

Goal no. 13  Chloe Farrell         46 minutes

Goal no. 14  Anya Kinnane       54 minutes

Goal no. 15  Rozalia Sitarz        59 minutes

Goal no. 16  Jade Johnson        60 minutes

Goal no. 17  Anya Kinnane        63 minutes

Goal no. 18  Kalani Peart           64 minutes

Goal no, 19  Chloe Farrell          69 minutes

Goal no .20  Megan McGarvey 70 minutes   

Goal no. 21  Alissa Down           71 minutes

Goal no. 22  Kalani Peart           79 minutes

Goal no. 23  Chloe Farrell          80 minutes

Goal no. 24  Anya Kinnane        83 minutes

Goal no. 25  Kalani Peart           84 minutes

Kalani Peart heads goal number 22

There could have been more goals.   Jade and Alissa both hit the crossbar, a goal was disallowed for offside and the Highworth Town goalkeeper, Stacey Radbourne made several very good saves.

Kalani Peart hits the 25th and final goal

Final score: Ashford Town (Middlesex) Ladies 25  Highworth Town Ladies 0

To summarise, the goalscorers were: Ashley Cheatley (5), Chloe Farrell (5), Anya Kinnane (4), Alissa Down (3), Kalani Peart (3), Rosalia Sitarz (2), Lavana Neufville, Jade Johnson and Megan McGarvey.

Heartiest congratulations are due to the Ashford Town (Middlesex) players and management for a historic victory.    Also, well done to Highworth Town for their sporting attitude and their fortitude in the circumstances.   They thoroughly deserved the applause that they received from the spectators, as they left the field.

Ashford Town Ladies: Grace Perkis, Fran Cotter, Anya Kinnane, Kalani Peart, Chloe Farrell, Rozalia Sitarz, Jade Johnson, Alissa Down (capt), Charlotte Baker, Lavana Neufville and Ashley Cheatley.

Substitutes: Ellen Clarabut and Megan McGarvey.

Highworth Town Ladies: Stacey Radbourne, Amelia Curtis, Cara Costello, Rosie Storey, Ellie Sealey, Rovna Green, Shannen Fenton, Maria Slade, Nikita Steele, Chloe Sanderson and Tamzin Davis (capt).

Substitutes: Zoe Bull and Charlotte Lancaster.

Referee: Daniel Harvey  Assistant Referees: Arminus Vaiciunas & Mervyn Hughes.

Ashford Town will play New London Lionesses in the 3rd Qualifying Round on 

Sunday, 24th October.

The other Middlesex teams playing in this round on Sunday had very mixed fortunes.

Headstone Manor Ladies pushed Biggleswade United Ladies all the way.   They fought back from 3-0 down to 3-2.   Brentford Women were 2 goals up in the first 10 minutes at home to Abingdon United Women but eventually lost 5-2.   Sport London E Benfica lost 6-0 away to Wycombe Wanderers Ladies.   However, Denham United recorded a thrilling 5-4 victory at Royal Wootton Bassett Town Ladies.

Once again thank you to our photographer, Chris Benn who was on hand to capture all the important action at the game.

Photos available courtesty of Chris Benn