Rams Edge Dramatic Derby With Forest

Derby County huddle. (Photo: Catherine Sims)

Derby dramatically fought back from two down to defeat East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest, while Charlton also came from behind to win the battle of the Southern top two, watched by over 400 at Lewes.

Sunday 12th November
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE

NORTHERN DIVISION
Derby County 3-2 Nottingham Forest (Att: 226)
Fylde 2-7 Leicester City WFC (Att: 47)
Guiseley Vixens P-P Blackburn Rovers
Middlesbrough 3-2 Bradford City (Att: 138)
Stoke City 2-1 West Bromwich Albion (Att: 163)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-5 Huddersfield Town (Att: 60)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
C & K Basildon 5-0 Cardiff City LFC (Att: 52)
Coventry United 2-1 West Ham United
Crystal Palace 4-1 Chichester City
Gillingham 0-4 Portsmouth (Att: 97)
Lewes 1-2 Charlton Athletic (Att: 407)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Birmingham & West Midlands 1-3 Burton Albion (Att: 15)
Radcliffe Olympic 5-1 Leicester City LFC (Att: 25)
Rotherham United 3-1 Solihull Moors (Att: 36)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Morecambe 1-3 Barnsley (Att: 20)
Mossley Hill Athletic 2-1 Leeds United (Att: 35)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Denham United 0-0 Actonians (Att: 46)
Haringey Borough P-P Norwich City

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Maidenhead United P-P St Nicholas
Poole Town P-P Cheltenham Town

Boro resist battling Bradford

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Middlesbrough maintained a six-point lead at the top of the Northern Division ut only just, beating Bradford with the best of five goals. Emily Scarr got a couple and Jess Havelock Boro’s other goal in the first 45, with Zoe Roberts and Hannah Smith replying for the Bantams.

Leicester net six in second half

Leicester City WFC stormed to a 7-2 win at Fylde, where Hayley James hit a second-half hat-trick. Charlotte Farrell put Fylde in front and it was only 1-1 at half-time, before Leicester ran away with the game. Rosie Axten and Olivia Mitcham contributed a couple each to City’s tally, while Lauren Davies got a late second for the home team.

Terriers win eight-goal thriller at Wolves

Huddersfield battled to a 5-3 victory at Wolves, after Wanderers had twice recovered a two-goal deficit. Emily Heckler hit an early double to which Jade Cross replied and Kate Mallin made it 3-1 before an own-goal and a Jenni Anslow effort brought the score level. But Brittany Sanderson and Danielle Witham struck within 10 minutes to take the points back to Yorkshire.

Rams win derby drama

Derby have the East Midlands bragging rights following a 3-2 comeback over Nottingham Forest, scoring three times in the last half-hour.  Samantha Conroy was quickest to react from a corner to get the opener for Forest and when County keeper Sarah Morgan misplaced a clearance, Natasha Hudson capitalised to double the lead. Amy Sims began the fightback, Molly Johnson thundered home a free-kick and with just 5 minutes remaining Leanne De Silva’s strike off the crossbar was deemed to have crossed the line. Still the drama had not ended, as the visitors were awarded a penalty and Summer Holmes’ spot kick was saved by Morgan.

Potters in fourth place

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Stoke’s 2-1 win over West Brom lifted them into the fourth. Ashleigh Hayes put the Potters ahead and Kate Asher flicked in Hannah Keryakoplis’s free-kick to make it 2-0 by half-time. Leanne Mitchell got one back for the Baggies but City had done enough to claim the points.

Gurr sets up Charlton comeback

Charlton moved 5 points clear in the Southern, coming from behind to win the top-two clash at Lewes, in front of over 400. Kelly Newton headed home via a free-kick, as Lewes led at the interval, Charlotte Gurr having had a goal disallowed for the Addicks. Charlotte Lee turned in a Gurr cross to level and with 15 minutes left, Gurr was involved again as Charley Clifford glanced in the winner.

C & K Basildon second

C & K Basildon rose to second with a 5-0 win over Cardiff, four of which came by the interval. Jay Blackie and Angela Addison got two each, the former with one from 30 yards, while Danica Revell got the hosts’ other goal.

Bryan bangs in three more

Crystal Palace were 4-1 winners over Chichester, with top scorer Gemma Bryan adding three more to her tally. The Eagles took a two-goal lead into the break, Bryan with the opener and Nikita Whinnett with a superb strike. Two second-half Bryan penalties sealed the points, with Cherelle Khassal netting a consolation in-between.

Coventry hit back to beat Hammers

Coventry had to come from a goal down to win 2-1 over West Ham,  Zoe Swift finds the having beaten Sue Wood with a looping effort. Helen Dermody equalised from the penalty spot before half-time and on 52 minutes Maz Gauntlett got what proved to be the winner.

Pompey pushing up

Portsmouth are up to sixth after a 4-0 result at Gillingham, with all the goals scored by the midway point. Molly Clark’s deflected shot was finished off by Natasha Stephens, before Clark managed to find the net herself. Samantha Quayle added the third with the outside of her boot and Shannon Albuery completed the scoring on half-time.

Portsmouth tussle with Gillingham for possession. (Photo: @pompeyfcladies)

Midlands Division 1 – Millers off the mark

Burton made third spot with a 3-1 win at Birmingham & West Midlands. Katy Kirby scored for te hosts but Jordan Atkin bagged a brace for the Brewers and Yasmin Harris hit their other goal.

Radcliffe Olympic’s 5-1 defeat of Leicester City LFC has them up to fifth position. Rania Ramadan, Beth Bailey and Alice Kempski had Radcliffe three up, Ellie Readman and Georgia Gladwin adding one each in the second half.

Rotherham secured their first points of the season with a fine 3-1 success over Solihull. Phoebe Hallam, Kirsty Richardson and Sarah Saxon shared the spoils for the Millers.

Northern Division 1 – Barnsley end Morecambe’s unbeaten start

Morecambe’s unbeaten run in Northern Division 1 was impressively ended by Barnsley on their travels, Drew Greene, Abby Parkin and Demi Pringle netted in the Tykes 3-1 victory which sent them eighth.

Mossley Hill won the basement battle with Leeds to get their first points on the board. Rebecca Hunt’s 2nd-minute goal had United ahead but Mossley turned the game around in the second period with two goals in quick succession.

South East Division 1 – Middlesex derby stalemate

Denham and Actonians stay ninth and eighth respectively in the South East, following their goalless draw.