#FAWPL: Blackburn Rovers Ladies lift League Cup

Blackburn with the FAWPL Cup. (Photo: @RoversLadies)

Blackburn Rovers beat Leicester City 3-1 in the FAWPL Cup final, C & Basildon resumed leadership of the Southern Division and Hull City took a step toward the Northern Division 1 title.

Sunday 29th April
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE

LEAGUE CUP FINAL
Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Leicester City WFC (Att: 466)

NORTHERN DIVISION
Fylde 4-3 Middlesbrough (Att: 62)
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Bradford City (Att: 374)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Guiseley Vixens (Att: 75)
West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Derby County (Att: 54)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
C & K Basildon 4-2 Portsmouth (Att: 61)
Chichester City 0-3 Coventry United (Att: 60)
Queens Park Rangers 0-11 Charlton Athletic (Att: 120)
West Ham United 1-2 Lewes (Att: 86)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Birmingham & West Midlands 1-5 Sheffield United (Att: 20)
Leicester City LFC 0-3 Long Eaton United (Att: 40)
Rotherham United 0-7 Burton Albion (Att: 30)
Steel City Wanderers 0-7 Radcliffe Olympic (Att: 43)
The New Saints 1-4 Loughborough Foxes (Att: 39)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Barnsley
Chester le Street Town 3-0 Leeds United (Att: 50)
Crewe Alexandra 0-2 Newcastle United (Att: 45)
Hull City 2-0 Brighouse Town (Att: 100)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Cambridge United 1-0 Enfield Town (Att: 60)
Haringey Borough 0-10 Actonians
Leyton Orient 2-6 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 202)
Stevenage 2-7 Ipswich Town (Att: 20)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Plymouth Argyle P-P Maidenhead United
Poole Town 1-6 Keynsham Town (Att: 28)
Southampton Saints P-P St Nicholas

Lynda Shepherd scores from the spot. (Photo: Colin Shorrock)

Rovers capture Cup

Blackburn lifted the League Cup with a 3-1 result at Chesterfield over Leicester City WFC, who had taken the lead through Sophie Domingo. Saffron Jordan won a penalty which Lynda Shepherd converted. Shepherd had an effort ruled out before the break but Ellie Cook gave Rovers a 2-1 lead with 17 minutes left and Jordan sealed the trophy late on.

Wolves off the bottom

Middlesbrough failed to extend their Northern Division lead when losing out 4-3 at Fylde, having led 3-2. Jenna Carroll hit a hat-trick including a penalty, with Leah Foster the hosts’ other scorer.

Wolves fought back to beat Guiseley 2-1 and get off the foot of the table at the Vixens expense. Substitute Charlotte Criddle got an 89th-minute winner after Jen Anslow cancelled out Emily Heckler’s opener.

West Brom were beaten 2-1 at home by Derby, Andi Bell converting a stoppage-time penalty. Bell had opened the scoring for the Rams and Natalie Murray levelled with 20 minutes to go.

Nottingham Forest edged Bradford 1-0 with a Hazanna Parnell effort, the Bantams denied a late leveller by the bar.

Basildon back in pole position

C & K Basildon shot past Portsmouth. (Photo: @CKBASILDON)

C & K Basildon are back at the Southern summit after a 4-2 victory over Portsmouth. Angela Addison, Jay Blackie, Laken Duchar-Clark and Therese Addison shared the spoils, Pompey scoring through Daisy McLachlan and Shannon Albuery.

Charlton also went above local rivals Crystal Palace into second when walloping QPR 11-0 away. Kit Graham featured with five goals, Georgia Griffin got a couple and there was one apiece from Olivia Lukasewich, Hannah Churchill, Kim Dixson and Charlotte Lee.

Lewes came away from West Ham with a good 2-1 win, despite Kelly Wealthall’s early goal for the Hammers. The points went back to Sussex after second-half goals from Katie McIntyre and Amy Taylor.

Coventry won the mid-table game at Chichester three goals to nil, Maz Gauntlett, Amber Hughes and Lois Jeffries on target.

Burton & Radcliffe seven up

Midlands champions Loughborough Foxes won 4-1 at TNS despite going behind to Charlotte Canlett’s 2nd-minute goal. Charlotte Cooper levelled, Olivia Bramley scored twice in 8 minutes and Laura Steele stuck away the fourth. Sheffield United stayed second when winning 5-1 at Birmingham & West Midlands. Natalie Shaw hit a hat-trick, Georgia Stevens and Hollie Barker one each, Charlie Fisher pulling one back. Third-placed Burton sunk Rotherham 7-0 after only leading through a Sophie Bonser goal at the break. Hannah Baines, Paris O’Connor and Amelia Robb all netted before Jordon Atkin bagged a brace and Lily Cocking completed the scoring. Radcliffe also scored seven times at Steel City and Long Eaton got all three goals at Leicester City Ladies, where Jade Arber, Viki Adams and Rebecca Lindley got on the score-sheet.

Tigresses take title ‘six-pointer’

Hull beat Brighouse 2-0 to take a step toward clinching the Northern Division 1 title, Nat Bell and Katie Thompson their scorers. Newcastle went eighth with a 2-0 victory at Crewe, Rhiannon Gray and Steph Ord on target. Bolton were held 2-2 at home by bottom of the table Barnsley, as Alayna Millard came on with 20 minutes to go and score twice. Chester le Street sent Leeds home beaten 3-, with goals by Laura Hockaday, Nichole Havery and Kacie Elson.

MK Dons leapfrog O’s

Ipswich are four points short of South East leaders AFC Wimbledon after running out 7-2 winners at Stevenage Natasha Thomas netted four times with singles from Zoe Cossey, Miagh Downey and Roxy Small, while the home side replied through Kristi Burling and Nicole Emmings. MK Dons leapfrogged Leyton Orient into third having hit them 6-2 at the Matchroom Stadium. Leading 3-2 at the interval, victory was secured with two from Heather McDonnell and an Anna Loftus 30-yard lob. Cambridge edged Enfield 1-0 with a Laura Baker goal to go seventh and Actonians hit Haringey 10-0 to rise to fifth.

Keynsham climb to third

Keynsham are third in the South West after a 6-1 success at Poole Town, achieved after the hosts went ahead through Jemma Tewkesbury. Kerry Bartlett got a couple for Keynsham, as did substitute Christina Vega Leandro, with one each from Justine Lorton and Michelle Munro.

Midweek Fixtures:

Tues 1 May: ND – Derby v Blackburn (Mickleover Sports, 7.45)
Weds 2 May: SD – Chichester v Charlton (Oaklands Park, 7.30), ND1 – Mossley v Chorley (Mossley Hill Athletic Club, 7.30), ND1 – Crewe v Liverpool Feds (Cumberland Arena, 7.45), MD1 – Solihull v Long Eaton (Solihull Moors FC, 7.45), SED1 – Stevenage v MK Dons (Hertford Town FC, 7.45)