C & K Basildon and Leicester City WFC Go Second

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Changes in second place for both the FA WPL Northern and Southern Divisions, as Leicester replace Huddersfield in the former, C & K Basildon leapfrog Lewes in the latter.

Sunday 26th November 
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE

NORTHERN DIVISION

Fylde P-P Stoke City
Guiseley Vixens A-A Nottingham Forest (abandoned due to serious injury)
Huddersfield Town 0-3 Derby County (Att: 76)
West Bromwich Albion 1-4 Leicester City WFC (Att: 82)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-3 Bradford City (Att: 30)

SOUTHERN DIVISION

Charlton Athletic 11-0 Swindon Town (Att: 79)
Crystal Palace 2-0 Cardiff City LFC 
Gillingham 0-4 Chichester City (Att: 78)
Portsmouth 3-2 Lewes (Att: 112)
Queens Park Rangers 1-10 Coventry United (Att: 50)
West Ham United 3-7 C & K Basildon (Att: 253)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1

Birmingham & West Midlands 0-3 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 20)
Leicester City LFC 2-3 Rotherham United (Att: 15)
Long Eaton United 2-3 The New Saints (Att: 32)
Radcliffe Olympic 1-2 Burton Albion (Att: 20)
Steel City Wanderers 3-1 Solihull Moors (Att: 57)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1

Brighouse Town P-P Morecambe
Crewe Alexandra 3-1 Barnsley (Att: 42)
Hull City 2-1 Chester le Street Town (Att: 40)
Liverpool Marshalls Feds 3-0 Newcastle United (Att: 40)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Denham United (Att: 50)
Actonians 0-0 Cambridge United
Haringey Borough 1-3 Enfield Town (Att: 18)
Luton Town 8-2 Norwich City 
Milton Keynes Dons 2-2 Ipswich Town (Att: 55)
Stevenage 0-2 Leyton Orient (Att: 30)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1

Brislington P-P Maidenhead United
Cheltenham Town 1-0 Larkhall Athletic (Att: 36)
Southampton WFC 1-0 Keynsham Town (Att: 35)
St Nicholas 0-2 Southampton Saints (Att: 30)

Derby stun Huddersfield

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Huddersfield missed the chance to cut Middlesbrough’s advantage at the top to four points, when crashing to a 3-0 home defeat against Derby. A Nikki Ledgister goal had County ahead at the break, Leanne De Silva doubled the lead and Rams’ keeper Sarah Morgan made a triple before Andi Bell got the third goal. The result lifted the Rams into the top half of the table, on a day when all the Northern Division away teams won by a three-goal margin.

Leicester City WFC’s 4-1 success at West Brom sent them second, aided by two goals in a three minute spell from Olivia Mitcham and Rosie Axten. A penalty was converted on half-time by Axten, with Leah Seivwright replying also from the spot on 52 minutes, Shauna Cossens made sure of City’s win when scoring 11 minutes from the end.

Bradford City doubled their wins for the campaign with three unanswered goals at Wolves. Hannah Campbell headed home on 38 minutes, with Hannah Smith firing in a powerful second and then Arianne Parnham added a goal on her debut.

The game between Guiseley and Nottingham Forest was abandoned due to a serious injury. The game was goalless and still in the first half at the time of the incident.

C & K Basildon go second

Southern leaders Charlton sent struggling Swindon to a double-figure defeat, as they went five points clear. Kit Graham scored twice in the first 16 minutes, Charlotte Gurr hit a first-half hat-trick, a goal each for Charlotte Lee, Hannah Churchill and Grace Coombs making it 8-0 at the interval. Gurr scored another two to take her tally to five, Lee netted her second and Graham rounded off the scoring with her third.

Lewes were unable to keep up the pace, losing the lead as they slipped to a 3-2 reverse at Portsmouth. Owen’s first-half penalty was cancelled out 4 minutes after the interval by Samantha Quayle. Molly Clark got Pompey’s second from distance and Quayle netted again when following up Steph Simmons shot against the crossbar. Leeta Rutherford got a late goal back for Lewes but it was still a winning departure for Gemma Hillier, who ended 17 years with Portsmouth.

C & K Basildon took advantage by going second with a 7-2 result at West Ham, where April Bowers hit a hat-trick. Bowers and Danica Revell scored in the opening 7 minutes, Bowers, Therese Addison and Jay Blackie taking the visitors into a 5-0 lead before Molly Peters replied by the break. Bowers got her third, Ellie Zoefpl hitting a half-volley and Rosie Kmita also responding, before Basildon rounded off the scoring with a second for Addison.

Crystal Palace are only a point behind Lewes with three games in hand, having seen off Cardiff 2-0. Leesa Haydock’s first-half opener and a second from Gemma Bryan late on sealed the points for Palace.

Coventry United ran out 10-1 winners at QPR, where Stephanie Smith, Jade Brook and Alison Hall were on the scoresheet for United in the first 45. Maz Gauntlett got a second-half treble, Helen Dermody netted twice including a penalty and Laura Cooper scored with a free-kick, Pauline Adeyemo wit a consolation for Rangers.

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Chichester are goal-difference above Portsmouth in sixth, thanks to their 4-0 victory at Gillingham. Hollie Wride broke the deadlock 5 minutes short of the interval from outside the box but hit a spot-kick over the bar at the start of the second period. Three goals in 6 minutes then sealed the points, with Jade Widdows, Laura Ingram and Jess Lewry all on target for City.

TNS top in the Midlands

TNS have replaced Loughborough Foxes in the Midlands Division 1 top spot, after coming from 2-0 down to win by the odd goal in three at Long Eaton. Charlotte Canlett got a couple and Laura Morris the other for the Saints.

Burton’s 2-1 win at Radcliffe moved them within four points of the Foxes, with a game still in hand. Jordan Atkin and Hayleigh Sutton were on target for the Brewers, with Olympic getting one back in the second half.

Sporting Khalsa leapfrogged Birmingham & West Midlands on goal-difference to go eighth, beating them 3-0 away. Forcing the first goal from a corner, Khalsa’s second came from a Lyndsey Glover penalty, then 5 minutes from the end Kyrie Ball struck from 25 yards out.

Steel City have three games in hand on Solihull and trail them by six points after sending them home defeated 3-1. Cheryl Mahwood’s first-half goal was added to by Paris Wagstaff’s brace

Rotherham edged the basement battle at Leicester City Ladies, 3-2, with the hosts’ new manager Simon Henry taking charge for the first time. Carmelina Colange-Lo scored twice for City but the Millers took the points.

Tigresses and Feds gain ground

Hull and Liverpool Feds both closed in on Northern Division 1 leaders Brighouse Town, The Tigresses got the only goal of the game against Chester le Street, with a strike from Katie Thompson. Liverpool Feds stayed neck and neck with Hull having beaten Newcastle 3-0, with a goal apiece by Nicole Johnston, Abby Pope and Sasha Rowe.

Crewe’s 3-1 beating of Barnsley lifted the Alex above them into fifth position. Crewe’s Michelle Saunders and the Tykes’ Anna Cairns got one each in the first half, Laura Garner and substitute Emma Lambourne sealed the win with goals in the final 13 minutes.

Orient second in South East

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A single goal from AFC Wimbledon past Denham was enough for them to take maximum points and stay in the South East Division 1’s pole position. Katie Stanley found the net from a good 25 yards early in the second half.

Orient’s 2-0 win at Stevenage pushed them up to second spot. Danni Griffiths buried a spot-kick and Sarka Stryhalova got the second.

MK Dons and Ipswich shared four goals as the former slipped to third. Charley Clarke gave the Dons the lead from a corner, the Tractor Girls immediately replying via a flag-kick through Sophie Welton. The hosts retook the lead, only for Jade Henry to equalise this time.

Luton stormed to an 8-2 win over Norwich, in which seven different players scored for the Hatters. Nicole Henman’s braces was added to by Jess McKay, Amy Summerfield, Lisa Nixon, Zara Carroll, Joanne Rutherford and the returning Natasha Fensome, as Luton rose to fourth.

Actonians and Cambridge United played out a goalless draw, which saw the West London side edge into seventh place.

Enfield are up to ninth after sending Haringey to a tenth straight defeat with a 3-1 scoreline. Danielle Smith gave Town an interval lead, Regan Coleman scoring in the first and last 3 minutes of the second half.

Southampton WFC down South West leaders

Southampton WFC matched second-placed Plymouth’s current record of seven wins on the trot when defeating South West Division 1 leaders Keynsham Town. Jane Yeates grabbed the decider with 13 minutes left on the clock.

Southampton Saints took the points at St Nicholas, where they got both goals in the last 27 minutes. Libby O’Dell found the opener and Chloe Melton made sure of the win in the 85th minute.

Cheltenham moved up to eighth with a narrow victory over Larkhall but the win was marred by the broken leg sustained by Town’s Holly Rogers.