Regional League Round-Up

Vicky Gallagher scores the first of Peterborough Northern Star’s four penalties (Photo: Tim Symonds)

Buckland, Cambridge City and Leicester City WD are new Premier leaders, while PNS incredibly got all their four goals from penalties and Penrith’s skipper played her 200th game for the club.

EASTERN – Cambridge City goalless but top

PREMIER – There were no goals for any of the away teams but Cambridge City’s goalless draw at basement side Colney Heath was enough to take them top at the expense of Billericay Town. Acle United are up to third after a 3-0 beating of Bedford, substitute Grace Birchall bagging a brace. AFC Dunstable are level on points with fourth-placed Writtle after their 2-0 win over AFC Sudbury, Writtle having lost 2-0 at Brentwood Town.

1 NORTH – Kings Lynn Town kept a four-point advantage at the top with two goals at Histon, which came despite a red card for Jade Kelly. Second-placed Ipswich Wanderers were 3-1 winners at Silver End United, Jade Horne netting a couple. Wymondham Town went third with a 2-0 victory over Ipswich Town Development.

1 SOUTH – Nine straight wins now for Stevenage Reserves after Hutton were hit 7-0, hat-tricks for Hannah Marshall and Emily Schofield. Little Thurrock Dynamos hold a 100% record from six matches but only edged Hoddesdon Town Owls 2-1. Rosy Wodhams’ goal had the Owls one up at the break but Sophie Dowman and Natalie Strange turned the game around. Harlow Town rose to third having sunk Hertford Town 7-0.

EAST MIDLANDS – Star stun Students with four penalties

PREMIER – Leicester City WD are new leaders, Imogen Hunt with a double in the 6-0 win at Eastwood, while Nettleham were held 0-0 at home by Oughtibridge. Peterborough Northern Star won 4-1 to go fourth after going a goal behind to lowly Loughborough Students. All goals came in the first half, all Star’s were penalties and Vicky Gallagher got three of them. Kettering Town’s second win was a 6-2 success over Arnold Town that featured a Laura Beckett treble. Mansfield Town won the derby with Mansfield Hosiery Mills 5-1, Androulle Kokkinou twice on target, while Ollerton Town took the points 3-1 at Rise Park.

1 NORTH – Woodlands moved level on points with leaders Hykeham Town, fighting back from 3-2 down to win 5-3, much aided by three goals from Jody Scott. Lincoln Moorlands Railway might have gone top but slipped up at home to Draycott Victoria, Natalie Loughenbury with the only goal on 68 minutes.  Sleaford Town’s 3-0 defeat of Arnold Town DS put them fourth, while Laura Flecknor was three times on target as Grimsby Borough beat Teversal 5-1.

Woodlands joint top after fightback. (Photo: woodlandsfc.org.uk)

1 SOUTH – Oadby & Wigston Dynamo remain in pole position after Lucy Phillips-Poole put away three chances in a 4-2 scoreline over Peterboro United. Northampton Town ran in seven goals at Cosby United to stay within a point, Leah Stacey netting four and Emma Dunmore three. Loughborough Foxes Vixens are out of last place after a 1-1 draw with Corby S&L, Heather replace them following a 4-2 loss at AFC Leicester.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Crawley net eight

PREMIER – Table-topping Crawley Wasps whipped Aylesford 8-0, Faye Rabson with a hat-trick and a couple for Ariana Flieschman. Katherine Ennis scored twice as second-placed AFC Phoenix came through 3-1 at Parkwood Rangers, whose Kimberley Green received two cautions.

GREATER LONDON PREMIER – Whyteleafe are within two points of top team QPR Development following their 2-1 result at Regents Park Rangers. Josie Elliott got both goals in Victoire’s very creditable 2-2 tie at Spurs Development. It needed a 75th-minute Amy Nicholson effort for Hackney to see off Colne Valley 1-0. Hemel Hempstead Town hit four second-half goals for a 5-1 win against AFC Wimbledon Development.

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Chichester City DS shared four goals at leaders Kent Football United, while Worthing missed the chance to take top spot, going down 3-0 at home to Eastbourne Ladies. Meridian picked up a second victory 4-2 over Crawley Wasps Reserves, Hassocks’ Billie Phillpot got a brace in the 3-1 win at home to Herne Bay.

NORTH EAST – Harrogate rivals swap places

PREMIER – A fourth win from four was sealed by three first-half goals for Norton & Stockton Ancients at York City, where Sian Williams weighed in with two. There were a couple of goals apiece also for Jessica Dawson and Nicky Duckling, as Hartlepool United hit hosts RACA Tynedale 6-0.

1 NORTH – Unbeaten leaders South Shields came away from Cramlington United 2-0 victors and Consett kept on their tails with a 2-1 win at Blyth Lions. Catherine Johnston earned Prudhoe Town a good point at York RI, making it 2-2 with 9 minutes left.

1 SOUTH – Harrogate Town took over the leadership from Harrogate Railway when putting six past Altofts, including a Jade Pennock double. Ossett Albion doubled their wins total by sinking Swallownest Beighton 9-0, Chloe Denton top-scoring with three.

NORTH WEST – Penrith Captain clocks up 200 appearances

Kim McCormick made her 200th appearance for Penrith. (Photo: pitchero.com/clubs/penrithafc)

PREMIER – Stockport County are second on goal-difference after winning 2-0 at Burnley, Sarah Bergin and Chloe Mapp getting the goals. Wigan Athletic climbed above MSB Woolton into fifth when beating them 3-0 away.

1 NORTH – Penrith extended their lead to 9 points with a 5-3 defeat of third in the table Bury, with captain Kim McCormick making her 200th appearance. Workington Reds ran out 6-1 winners at Bolton Wanderers U-21 Reserves.

1 SOUTH – FC United won the clash of the top two when netting six against Warrington Wolverines to stride 9 points clear of them. Jess Battle featured with four of the hosts’ goals.

SOUTHERN – Six in a row for Chesham

PREMIER – Another meeting of first and second saw Chesham United put four past Newbury, Steph Weston getting the first pair in a sixth successive win. Winchester City Flyers went third when sinking Team Solent 7-0, Bethany Norman netting three. Shanklin doubled their points tally with an impressive result against Oxford City, Gemma Woodford with the only goal. New Milton Town’s Rebecca Yeo found the net three times in a 6-1 win at Milton Keynes City.

(Photo: altonfc.com)

1 NORTH – Wokingham & Emmbrook’s 4-1 defeat of Barton Rovers included an Alice Lilley brace that lifted them to third. Wycombe Wanderers twice fought back to draw 2-2 with Woodley, Tara-Ashley Woodward levelling a minute from the end after Rosie Page-Smith’s 86th-minute effort for United.

1 SOUTH – Warsash Wasps beat Winchester City Flyers Reserves by the best of five goals, Lorna Lanham with a brace to send her side top.

JUBILEE CUP GROUP B – Alton’s Megan Leebbern struck an amazing 13-minute hat-trick in a 4-0 victory at Oxford City Nomads.

SOUTH WEST – Big-hitting Buckland edge ahead

PREMIER – Buckland Athletic are top on goal-difference after a 10-1 battering of Charlestown gave them six wins out of six. Kirsty Caunter, Hayley Chamberlain, Laura Gough and Carla Staddon all contributed two goals each. Just the only goal in it though as Torquay United edged Exeter City, Stephanie Beck scoring in the second-half to put them level on points with Marine Academy Plymouth, who slipped to second.

1 EASTERN – Almondsbury fought off FC Chippenham 4-1, Swindon Spitfires’ Katie Wadey scored in each half for a 2-0 result at Cheltenham Civil Service, while Swindon Town DS had a walkover against St Nicholas Reserves.

1 WESTERN – Callington Town ended Plymouth Argyle Reserves’ perfect start by extending their own, subs Katherine Marment and Chloe Williams getting one each in a 3-2 away win.

WEST MIDLANDS – Brereton and Tamworth finish 5-5

PREMIER – Leafield Athletic are three points clear of Crusaders after the leaders beat Lye Town 3-0 away, Amy Andrews scoring twice. Bedworth United’s 4-0 result at Coundon Court took them up to third spot. Wolverhampton Sporting were 3-1 winners at Kingshurst SC.

1 NORTH – Sutton Coldfield Town have maximum points from nine games following a walkover against Bilbrook. Wyrley rose to third with a 2-0 victory at Atherstone Rangers. A ten-goal thriller saw Brereton Town and Tamworth finish 5-5.

1 SOUTH – Gornal Athletic fought back for a 2-1 win over Solihull Sporting to remain in first place, Sarah Lojko got both their goals. Gemma Hamill-Moss has taken over the reins after the resignation of Scott McKee, who the club say was instrumental in the formation of the current side and led them to back-to-back promotions. Redditch United and Solihull United both netted eight in keeping up the pace, Coventry Development and Droitwich Spa on the receiving end. Coventry Sphinx were beaten 2-1 at home by Stourbridge, Kidderminster Harriers ran out 4-1 winners at Rugby Town.