Regional League Round-Up

Pictured: Alton celebrate their impressive win at AFC Bournemouth

Buckland Athletic, Leicester City WD, Whyteleafe and Wymondham Town went top of their respective divisions, while Alton ended AFC Bournemouth’s 100% record by beating them 4-2 away.

EASTERN – Six-hitting Wymondham ascend to summit

1 NORTH – On a day of few Eastern League fixtures, Wymondham Town went top with a 6-1 defeat of Cambridge United Reserves, Laura Nicholls scoring two of them.

1 SOUTH – Stevenage Reserves stretched their advantage to a dozen points with a 7-1 win at Bishops Stortford, where Daniela Martucci was twice on target.

EAST MIDLANDS – Foxes oust Oughtibridge

PREMIER – Leicester City WFC Development won 6-0 at Mansfield Town to move into first place, Gabriella Reid aiding them with a brace. Oughtibridge War Memorial slipped to second when held to a goalless draw by Peterborough Northern Star. Rise Park rose out of the relegation zone at Kettering Town’s expense by sending them to a 2-0 defeat, Stevie Gough sealing the points 10 minutes into added time.

1 NORTH – Calverton Miners Welfare’s Hayley Brown scored at the start and end of the second half for a 2-0 victory at Sleaford Town, which put them into second spot.

1 SOUTH – Peterborough United are just goal-difference behind leaders Oadby & Wigston Dynamo after their 3-1 result at Northampton Town. Posh had Jessica Driscoll sent-off but not before she had scored the third goal on 83 minutes. Basement side Heather had a narrow 2-1 home loss to AFC Leicester, who are now in fourth position. Substitute Kira Loveday was among the scorers in Thrapston Town’s 4-0 scoreline against Corby S&L.

Northampton Town in possession against Peterborough United. (Photo: Gary Reed Photography)

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Tibble’s treble brings first win for Townies

PREMIER – AFC Phoenix are within five points of leaders Crawley Wasps with a 3-2 win against Aylesford. London Kent Football United were impressive 4-0 winners at Parkwood Rangers, Rachel Moore scoring twice. Breeze Carmichael came off the bench to bag a brace in Carshalton Athletic’s 3-0 defeat of Fulham. Eastbourne Town claimed a first win, Georgia Tibble with a treble in a 4-1 success at Watford DS.

GREATER LONDON PREMIER – Whyteleafe regained the leadership for QPR DS with a single-goal win at home to Regents Park Rangers. Hampstead edged hosts Hemel Hempstead Town with the best of seven goals to leapfrog them into fifth spot, trailing 3-2 they won 4-3 with a diving header by Iselin Kvamme. AFC Wimbledon DS came from 2-1 down at half-time to finish 3-2 winners at Victoire.

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Kent Football United beat Bexhill United 2-0 with a brace of Shannon Burden headers, to open up a nine-point lead. Meridian gained ground on second-placed Worthing when edging Hassocks 3-2. Ashford held Eastbourne LFC to a 2-2 draw after being behind at half-time.

NORTH EAST – Fontaine’s fantastic eight minutes

PREMIER – Durham Cestria’s Molly Holder got two goals in a 4-0 defeat of Farsley Celtic that sent the leaders a dozen points clear of the rest. Hartlepool United, one of the teams with games in hand, thrashed Castleford White Rose 12-0, with hat-tricks for Caitlin Bevan and substitute Lucy Hammond-Garrington.

1 NORTHERN – South Shields have a four-point advantage over second in the table Consett, after hitting Prudhoe Town for six, substitute Alex Fontaine netting an amazing eight-minute hat-trick.

South Shields show off their new hoodies (Photo: @SSFCLadies)

1 SOUTHERN – Top of the table Harrogate Town hit Sheffield Wednesday 8-0, including a couple each for Katie Rowlands and sub Hannah Stephenson.  The meeting of second and third saw Altofts 3-2 winners over Harrogate Railway.

NORTH WEST – High fives from Mersey & Wrens

PREMIER – Merseyrail Bootle and Fleetwood Town Wrens finished all square at an amazing 5-5, Sophie Perry getting a couple as the home side kept on hitting back. Burnley beat MSB Woolton 7-1 to go fourth, Wigan Athletic are up to fifth after netting six against Blackpool. Sir Tom Finney were held 1-1 by visiting Accrington Sports, while CMB banked only their second point with a similar score at Blackburn CSC.

1 NORTHERN – Bury took three points with as many goals a Kendal Town. Morecambe Reserves ran out 7-2 winners over Bolton Wanderers U-21 Reserves. Burscough Dynamo stayed a point ahead of Preston North End after they drew 1-1.

1 SOUTHERN – Stockport County Blues sent City of Liverpool to a tenth straight defeat by three goals to nil.

SOUTHERN – Alton check Cherries’ winning streak

PREMIER – New Milton Town moved into second with a 2-0 win over Milton Keynes City, sub Olivia Jones on the score-sheet. Winchester City Flyers went fourth with a 3-1 result against Ascot United, who had Stephanie Fettes dismissed on 62 minutes.

1 SOUTH – AFC Bournemouth’s 100% record was ended by Alton, who fought back from 2-1 down to win 4-2 away.   Nicola Moore got two goal, Chelsie Stewart and Ella Williams one each.

SOUTH WEST – Caunter routs Rovers

PREMIER – Buckland Athletic’s Kirsty Caunter featured with a five-goal haul, as Forest Green Rovers were sunk 9-2 and the Devon side retook top spot. Middlezoy Rovers held previous leaders Torquay United 1-1, with Anusia Rourke scoring for the Somerset side. Marine Academy Plymouth made it eight wins in a row with three unanswered goals at Exeter City, two of those by Sam Drewery.

1 EASTERN – Wootton Bassett Town won for the twelfth successive match, 4-0 over FC Chippenham with a couple for Michelle Rich. Portishead also stayed unbeaten, winning 3-1 at Swindon Spitfires.

WEST MIDLANDS – Goldenhill go level with Northern leaders

PREMIER – Leafield Athletic are seven points behind leaders Bedworth United after a 7-0 win at Worcester United, where Amy Andrews scored three times.  Lye Town won the mid-table match at Kingshurst Sporting Club 2-1. Wolverhampton Sporting pulled off a 6-2 victory at Coundon Court. Knowle netted four times against Leamington Lions, Anna-Marie Robinson clinching a hat-trick in the process.

Goldenhill Wanderers go for goal at Leek Town (Photo: @GoldenhillWLFC)

1 NORTHERN – Goldenhill Wanderers got the only goal through Connie Shaw-Peake late on at Leek Town to go level on points with leaders Sutton Coldfield Town. Wyrley went third by sending Brereton Town to a 7-0 loss. A single goal was precious for Florence, taking all the points against Tamworth for their first win, while Shrewsbury Town had a walkover against Bilbrook.

1 SOUTHERN – Gornal defeated Droitwich Spa 4-0 with four different scorers. Winless Coventry Development twice led before going down 6-3 to Stourbridge, for whom Amy Botfish got three and Dani Ranger two. Coventry Sphinx climbed to fourth with a 3-0 win at Rugby Town.