Interim Arrangements for Bishop Auckland Ladies FC

BAFC and Bishop Auckland Ladies FC would like convey their thanks and very best wishes to outgoing first team manager Kate ‘Bob’ Vogelsang who resigned from the Ladies team last week. Bob brought a wealth of coaching experience with her to the club which was evident to see in the games played this season.
Going forward we have implemented the following interim arrangements until the end of the season:
John Payne (ex Bishop Auckland Girls FC) has agreed to take over the management of the Ladies team’s last 8 games of the season. He will be assisted by James Cleminson on match days.
John, who lives in Tow Law, started his coaching over 10 years ago when his step daughter showed an interest in wanting to play football at the age of 9. He was a coach at Willington Youth under the guidance of Jeff Alston for 3 years before leaving to Manage/Coach at Bishop Auckland St. Marys JFC Angels with Stephen Stewart.      BASMJ is BAFC’s local community club.
Most recently, John managed Bishop Auckland Girls FC Ladies team until they folded in January this year because of a shortage of players.
John said “I have been given a chance to work with some great people and players under the guidance of a great club, I can’t wait to get started” The club would like to extend its thanks to John and wish him and the ladies team good luck with the rest of the season.
Bishop Auckland Ladies FC would also like to welcome on board Gareth Scurr as Ladies Coach until the end of the season. Gareth is in the process of achieving his UEFA B coaching licence and is a local lad currently living in Coundon. He will be taking the Ladies training sessions from this coming Thursday (2nd March).
Gareth comes highly recommended to the club and we look forward to working with him and John in the coming weeks.

Bishop Auckland Ladies FC

Bishop Auckland Ladies SSE Women’s FA Cup Dream

Bishop Auckland Ladies will fulfil their dream to play in the SSE Women’s FA Cup when they compete in the 2nd qualifying round this coming Sunday, 18th September 2016 and in doing so will also create a place in the history of Bishop Auckland FC.
The Ladies will travel to Frenchfields Stadium, Penrith to take on Penrith AFC Ladies and the game will kick off at 2pm. The team will travel to the game via coach which has been supplied by Hodgsons Of Barnard Castle. There is a limited amount of seats available @ £10 each should anyone wish to travel to the game. Please contact Jackie on 07799662792 to arrange.

Felling Magpies Ladies v Bishop Auckland Ladies Dev. 04.09.16

On a day of changeable weather Bishop Auckland Ladies Development squad put in a consistent performance that lead to their first hard earned win of the season.

A clinical 4 goal haul from debutant Katie Huntington was a key factor in the win for Bishop Auckland with her first goal coming within the first few minutes of the match putting the two blues on the front foot.

The overall play from Bishop was a real step up from their previous match letting the team dominate position and create numerous chances with the full squad of 16 players being utilised, with each one contributing to the win.
A worrying ankle injury to captain Fay Burn, who had been dictating the play, was a cause for concern, but after taking time to recover managed to shake it off.
In the meantime box to box number 8 Sam Moody kept stability through the middle aided by Dani Stephenson who deputised at centre midfield dropping back from striker. The Bishop defence kept a disciplined back line marshalled from goal by Ash Kell who got her first clean sheet of the season. Emily Eggert scored a lovely lob with the outside of the foot to add to the 4 goals from Katy, with a goal from Dani and and Sophie Mitton to take the teams tally to 7 making the final score 7-0 to Bishop Auckland.

Player of the Match: Katie Huntingdon

Bishop Auckland Ladies v Hartlepool Utd Ladies Reserves 04.09.16

The first game of the season for Bishop Auckland Ladies started well, with a chance shot from outside the box forcing a diving save from the Hartlepool reserves keeper and an early corner. The early pressure of the first 5 minutes was soon to be reversed, with hopeful balls through the Bishop defence leaving the back four stranded, and Hartlepool soon went 2-0 up. 15 minutes in and Rebecca Lowes came on for Georgia Ireson, and her running at pace down the right wing caused ‘Pools problems. Natasha Napier hit the crossbar, Leah Curry started to boss the central midfield, and tireless running from Toni Sidgwick meant a goal was surely coming. Chloe Mackay came on for Tracey Priestley, and Reanne Rooney for Vicky Rodgers and the fresh legs clearly helped as a great ball from Mackay and a finish from 15 yards from Rooney made the score 2-1 at half time.

Second half and Bishop started as they ended the first, piling pressure on a ‘Pools team who began to tire, leaving gaps all over the field for Bishop to exploit. Rooney scored again to make it 2-2 and Bishop went in front with a well worked goal from Napier. Bishop now started to play as the Hartlepool heads dropped and two poachers goals from Napier gave her a hat trick and a well deserved 5-2 win for Bishop.
Player of the match: Leah Curry

New Season Starts this Sunday

The new season starts this Sunday (4th) with a home game for the Ladies  against Hartlepool Utd Ladies Reserves from last seasons Development Division.

Whilst the Development team travel to Felling Magpies for their first game hoping for a repeat of their final game of last season where they came away with a win.