Brighouse Town Ladies confound Derby County again

Middlesbrough on the attack against Wolves. (Photo: @MWomenFC)

C & K Basildon beat Crystal Palace in the battle of two Southern title hopefuls, Brighouse Town had another dramatic cup win over Derby County, while Liverpool Feds went top of Northern Division 1.

Sunday 28th January 
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE 

NORTHERN DIVISION
Blackburn Rovers 7-0 Nottingham Forest
Fylde P-P Bradford City
Middlesbrough 7-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Att: 234)
Stoke City 3-2 Guiseley Vixens (Att: 82)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
C & K Basildon 1-0 Crystal Palace (Att: 172)
Cardiff City LFC 2-6 West Ham United (Att: 85)
Chichester City P-P Gillingham
Lewes P-P Queens Park Rangers
Swindon Town 0-9 Charlton Athletic

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Burton Albion 1-2 Radcliffe Olympic (Att: 55)
Leicester City LFC 0-6 Sporting Khalsa
Sheffield United 5-0 Birmingham & West Midlands (Att: 85)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Chorley 0-1 Leeds United (Att: 145)
Crewe Alexandra P-P Hull City
Liverpool Marshalls Feds 8-0 Barnsley (Att: 30)
Newcastle United 2-1 Morecambe (Att: 42)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
AFC Wimbledon 2-1 Enfield Town (Att: 70)
Actonians P-P Milton Keynes Dons
Haringey Borough 3-4 Norwich City
Leyton Orient 2-1 Ipswich Town (Att: 57)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Brislington 2-3 St Nicholas (Att: 62)
Cheltenham Town P-P Basingstoke Town
Larkhall Athletic P-P Poole Town
Plymouth Argyle P-P Maidenhead United

LEAGUE CUP 2ND ROUND
Brighouse Town 3-2 Derby County (Att: 92)
Cambridge United 0-5 Coventry United (Att: 70)

Seven up for Boro and Rovers

Middlesbrough are eight points clear in the Northern Division after sinking Wolves 7-1. Emily Scarr hit a hat-trick, Bianca Owens bagged a brace, with Jess Havelock and Emma Kelly Boro’s other scorers. Jody McQuilkin’s effort for Wolves had earlier brought them back into it at 2-1.

Stoke are just a point behind second-placed Leicester City WFC after edging lowly Guiseley 3-2. Hannah Keryakoplis and Ashleigh Hayes had the Potters two up, Nikki Berko replied but substitute Rachel Ball scored with her first touch for City, before Natalie Brace netted the Vixens’ second with 20 minutes left.

Blackburn also hit seven with Nottingham Forest on the receiving end. Saffron Jordon and Natasha Flint and an own-goal made it 3-0 by half time, Lagan Makin, Kayleigh McDonald, Kelsey Pearson and Lynda Shepherd later adding one each.

Addison arrow downs Eagles

Crystal Palace pressure C & K Basildon. (Photo: @CKBASILDON)

Charlton opened up a five-point lead in the Southern Division having sunk Swindon 9-0. Charlotte Gurr got four of the goals including a penalty, Olivia Lukasewich scored on her debut, Charley Clifford, Georgia Griffin and Kit Graham also got on the score-sheet, plus an own goal.

C & K Basildon are level on points with second in the table Crystal Palace after getting the only goal of the game against the Eagles. Angela Addison picked up a loose ball outside the area and volleyed home off the underside of the crossbar 8 minutes before the break.

West Ham went above Cardiff into seventh after a fine 6-2 away success over City, where there were six goals in a mad 15-minute second-half spell. Rosie Kmita and Ellie Zoephl had the Hammers 2-0 up at the interval, Kmita then getting her second and Kelly Wealthall making it 4-0. Kelly Isaac replied but Zoephl struck three times in as many minutes, Estelle Randall got City’s second and Chloe Burr rounded off the scoring for the visitors.

Ten Olympians beat Brewers

Sheffield United are six points short of Midlands leaders Loughborough Foxes after putting five past Birmingham & West Midlands. Tania Marsden scored twice for the Blades, Holly Barker, Sophie Bell and Kim Brown once each. Radcliffe Olympic leapfrogged Burton Albion by beating the Brewers 2-1 at the Pirelli Stadium. Rania Ramadan and Alice Kempski put them in control but Radcliffe had a player sent off after the hour mark and Jordan Atkin converted the penalty. Sporting Khalsa went seventh on goal-difference when hitting basement side Leicester City LFC for six.

Feds force Tigresses off top

Liverpool Feds are the new Northern Division 1 leaders by a one-goal margin over Hull City, having thumped Barnsley 8-0. Rosie Kinvig got half the tally, Laura Bartup two, Carla Lee and Nicole Johnston one apiece but Jo Edwards suffered a ruptured achilles. Newcastle’s good 2-1 result over fourth-placed Morecambe lifted them to seventh. All the goals came in the first 16 minutes, the visitors going in front, Rebecca Olley swiftly equalising and then setting up Megan McKenzie for the winner. Leeds scored the only goal at Chorley FC’s Victory park to bring them closer to escaping the bottom two. Bridie Hannon’s long-range free kick in the 3rd minute hit the bar and went in off unfortunate defender Meghan Pope.

Haringey miss out on first point in last minute

Laura Quinn-Low on target for AFC Wimbledon. (Photo: simonroephotography.co.uk)

AFC Wimbledon maintained a five-point gap between themselves and the rest in the South East, with a 2-1 result over Enfield. Laura Quinn-Low scored twice after the interval, with Town getting a late consolation through Katherine Long. Leyton Orient in second were 2-1 winners over Ipswich in fourth, Sophie le Marchand with a double, Natasha Thomas levelling in-between. The basement battle brought seven goals but still no first points for Haringey, who went down to a 4-3 defeat at home to Norwich thanks to a last-minute goal. Chelsea Garrett, Vivian Moyo and Sasha Diston were among the goals for the Canaries.

St Nicholas went ninth after the only game to survive in the South West, winning 3-2 at Brislington, for whom Kim Maggs and Zoe Gunter scored.

Brighouse come from two down to defeat Derby 

Brighouse Town set up a big League Cup quarter-final tie at home to Blackburn Rovers by again beating Derby County in cup competition, this time 3-2 with two late goals. Jodie Redgrave scored at the start and finish of the second period, an Aimi Beresford penalty having made it 2-2 with 3 minutes to go. The Rams had led 2-0 at half-time through Karagh Tait and Hannah Ward.

Brook brace seals Coventry progress

Coventry United will go to Plymouth Argyle in the next round after netting five times at Cambridge United. Alison Hall’s first-half header was added to twice by Jade Brook, Natalie Haigh and Jess Lundie also registering.