GCWFL Division Two title race back with a bang as top four all win


The GCWFL returned to action on the first weekend of 2024 and the title race in Division Two kicked off the New Year with all of the top four recording wins.

In our featured game, league leaders, Gloucester City Women Development started their 2024 with a 9-0 win over Abbeymead Rovers at the TigerTurf Stadium.

After a goalless opening 10 minutes, Nicole Lewis tapped home her first of the afternoon, before sweeping home a tidy second on 25 minutes.

Zoe Gabb continued her form in front of goal three minutes later, when she poked home ahead of the on-rushing keeper to make it 3-0.

Gabb fired home a penalty just before a first half stoppage time that produced three more City goals.

After Hannah Clarke went down with a suspected knee injury, there were 8 additional minutes and the hosts took full advantage.

Defender Claire Gabb turned home from a corner to make it 5-0, before substitute Char Day was given a simple tap in after great work on the right side of the box from Mirry Smith.

Zoe Gabb secured her first half hattrick, when she charged through on goal and fired past the keeper to make it 7-0.

Gabb added her fourth of the afternoon just before the hour mark when she latched onto a through ball from Jorja Robinson, before Lewis also secured her hattrick late on, to complete the scoring.

Lewis and Gabb have taken their tallies to 14 and 11 respectively, as Brett Salvage’s side remain top of the tree with nine league games remaining.

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However, the chasing pack are hot on their heels, with second place Longlevens Ladies only a point behind with two games in hand, following their 2-0 win over Southmead at Longford Lane.

Goals from Olivia Kosylowicz and Sarah Burford saw Rob McGeever’s side continue their unbeaten start to their league campaign.

Bristol Ladies Union are a further point behind in third, after a narrow 3-2 win over Downend Flyers Reserves on Sunday.

This Sunday sees 3rd vs 1st as Bristol Ladies Union host Gloucester City Women Development at the Coombe Dingle Sports Complex.

Bradley Stoke Ladies sit in fourth place and remain seven points behind the league leaders despite a 5-2 win at Mangotsfield United Women Reserves.

The Division’s top scorer, Hollie Shone, took her total to 20 goals this campaign by adding two more to the tally.

With the season now in it’s second half, the league table is taking shape and the race is on!

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