C & K Basildon Beat Southern Leaders

Photo: @CKBASILDON

Charlton Athletic’s lead in the FA WPL Southern Division was cut after their defeat at C & K Basildon, while Middlesbrough extended their advantage at the top of the Northern.

Sunday 29th October
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE

NORTHERN DIVISION
Nottingham Forest 1-5 Middlesbrough (Att: 106)
Stoke City 1-1 Blackburn Rovers (Att: 104)
Wolverhampton Wanderers P-P Derby County

SOUTHERN DIVISION
C & K Basildon 2-1 Charlton Athletic (Att: 87)
Lewes 7-0 Swindon Town (Att: 102)
Portsmouth 0-2 Coventry United (Att: 104)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Leicester City LFC 1-3 Birmingham & West Midlands (Att: 45)
Long Eaton United 2-0 Rotherham United (Att: 52)
Solihull Moors 0-4 The New Saints (Att: 45)
Sporting Khalsa 1-4 Loughborough Foxes (Att: 20)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Chorley 5-1 Barnsley (Att: 53)
Leeds United 0-2 Liverpool Marshalls Feds (Att: 108)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Cambridge United 2-1 Norwich City (Att: 45)
Denham United 5-0 Haringey Borough (Att: 66)
Enfield Town 0-1 AFC Wimbledon (Att: 30)
Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Luton Town (Att: 85)
Stevenage 2-1 Actonians (Att: 25)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Basingstoke Town 0-10 Keynsham Town (Att: 20)
Brislington 1-5 Southampton WFC (Att: 56)
Larkhall Athletic 1-0 Maidenhead United (Att: 45)
Southampton Saints 0-0 Poole Town (Att: 22)

Boro extend lead over Blackburn

Middlesbrough moved five points clear in the Northern Division, Emily Scarr hitting a hat-trick, Bianca Owens and Emma Foster one each in a 5-1 result at Nottingham Forest, who had levelled through Sammy Conroy.

Stoke held second-placed Blackburn to a draw with both goals scored in the first quarter off the match. Kaylea Cunliffe gave Rovers the lead but Emily Owen soon rifled in the equaliser.

Rovers go for goal (Photo: Colin Shorrock)

Charlton’s lead cut

C & K Basildon are third after sending Southern leaders Charlton to their second defeat. Goals from Angela Addison and April Bowers had the hosts two up at half-time and although Charlotte Gurr replied at the start of the second period, the points remained in Essex.

Lewes are four points behind the table-toppers following their 7-0 sinking of Swindon, which featured seven different goalscorers. Rebecca Carter, Charlotte Owen and Avilla Bergin made it 3-0 by the interval, Rachel Palmer and Danielle Lane adding one each, as did subs Darcey James and Sarah Kempson.

Coventry climbed to fourth with a 2-0 victory at Portsmouth. Jade Formaston struck the opening goal after the interval and into the last 20 minutes, Maz Gauntlett’s ball was met by a smart finish from Amber Hughes.

Coventry celebrate (Photo: @CovUnitedLFC)

Foxes go four points clear

Loughborough Foxes’ Eva Rogers bagged a brace off the bench in a 4-1 result at Sporting Khalsa that moved them four points clear in the Midlands title race. TNS leapfrogged Solihull Moors into second when defeating them with a couple each from Kimberley Bebbington and Sophie Davies. Birmingham & West Midlands were 3-1 winners at Leicester City LFC, where Charlotte Fisher got all their goals. Managerless Long Eaton doubled their points tally with a 2-0 win over Rotherham, Jade Arber and Vicki Adam on target.

Feds on Tigers’ tail

Feds’ keeper denies Leeds (Photo: Paul Rogers)

Liverpool Feds went level on points with Northern Division 1 top team Hull, as second-half goals from Sasha Rowe and Roisin Havelin earned them the points at Leeds. Chorley went ahead of Barnsley on goal-difference after defeating them 5-1, Rachel Wood, Scarlett Smith, Lisa Topping and Vicky Coope their scorers.

Stanley sticks away late Dons’ decider

Katie Stanley’s goal 4 minutes from time gave Wimbledon the win at Enfield that sent them four points ahead of the rest in the South East. MK Dons matched them with a 2-1 success over Luton, Laura Mills bagging a first-half brace before Jo Rutherford replied with a penalty. Cambridge climbed into the top half with a narrow 2-1 win against Norwich. The Canaries’ early lead was short-lived as Amy Howlett immediately levelled and Lauren Cartwright got what proved to be a 40th-minute decider. Stevenage are a point behind Actonians after Leah Littlechild and substitute Kristi Burling scored, the west London side having gone ahead with a second-half spot-kick. Denham doubled their victory count with five unanswered goals past Haringey, including a Jenny Banfield brace.

Cambridge United v Norwich City (Photo: Brian Coombes)

Keynsham crush Basingstoke

Keynsham made it eight straight wins when netting double-figures at Basingstoke to stretch their South West leadership to six points, Kerry Bartlett dominant with a double hat-trick. Southampton WFC have now won all their five FA WPL fixtures following a 5-1 result at Brislington, where subs Sheree Bell-Jack and Cassie Thorp both netted. Southampton Saints were held to a goalless draw by Poole, while Larkhall edged ahead of Maidenhead by beating them with the game’s only goal.