#FAWNL : Blackburn Rovers Ladies retake Northern Premier top spot

Saffron Jordan scores for Blackburn Rovers against Stoke City. (Photo: John Shirras / BRLFC)

Blackburn Rovers regained the Northern Premier leadership, Chichester City went second in the Southern Premier, while TNS knocked Bradford City out of the Plate.

Results for Sunday 28 October 

FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE

NORTHERN PREMIER

Blackburn Rovers 6-1 Stoke City
Fylde 4-0 Doncaster Rovers Belles
Guiseley Vixens 3-1 Hull City

SOUTHERN PREMIER

C & K Basildon 0-2 Oxford United
Chichester City 1-0 Cardiff City LFC (Att: 68)
Loughborough Foxes 6-0 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 95)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1

Bedworth United 5-1 Burton Albion (Att: 55)
Solihull Moors 1-2 Nettleham (Att: 40)
Steel City Wanderers 1-1 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 16)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1

Barnsley 3-1 Chorley (Att: 50)
Bolton Wanderers 3-0 Norton & Stockton Ancients
Chester le Street Town 2-0 Crewe Alexandra (Att: 18)
Liverpool Feds 1-0 Leeds United (Att: 40)
Newcastle United 0-1 Burnley (Att: 94)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1

AFC Wimbledon 4-0 Denham United (Att: 50)
Crawley Wasps 6-0 Luton Town (Att: 60)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1

Maidenhead United 1-8 Buckland Athletic (Att: 15)
Poole Town 0-7 Cheltenham Town (Att: 30)
Southampton Saints P-P Larkhall Athletic (flood damage)

CUP 2ND ROUND

Cambridge United 3-0 Leyton Orient
Southampton WFC 1-3 Plymouth Argyle

PLATE 2ND ROUND

The New Saints 5-0 Bradford City (Att: 43)

Northern Premier – Blackburn back on top

A seventh straight win for Blackburn came 6-1 over Stoke and sent Rovers back to the top of the Northern Premier table on goal-difference, ahead of Sunderland. Saffron Jordan dominated with five of the goals, Ellie Stewart netted Rovers’ other, while substitute Kelsey Richardson got a consolation for City.

Fylde went fifth in the table with all four goals in the game against Doncaster, two in either half. Sophie Charlton scored twice, Emily Hollinshead made two and scored another, with Olivia Fuller also registering.

Guiseley’s Olivia Auker, Jodie Hunter and Emma Samways scored in a 3-1 win over Hull which lifted the Vixens up three places to eighth.

Southern Premier – Chichester cut Coventry’s lead

Chichester moved to within a point of leaders Coventry United after a single-goal success over Cardiff. Molly Clark scored in the first half and Cardiff failed to find the net for the first time this season.

Oxford beat C & K Basildon 2-0 away to go fifth in the table. Flo Fyfe got both goals, the first from distance, the second in added time.

Loughborough Foxes had six different scorers in hitting MK Dons 6-0 and rising into the top half. Ria Acton, Shauna Chambers, Millie Chandarana, Eva Rogers, Laura Steele and Charlotte Cooper all got on the scoresheet.

Midlands Division 1 – Bedworth up to third

Bedworth are third in Midlands Division 1 after a 5-1 beating of Burton, Jessica Lundie contributing twice.

Solihull suffered a seventh straight defeat as Nettleham beat them 2-1 to rise to fifth. Moors led at half time but Ella Thompson-Moulding and Daisy Marsh replied.

Steel City got off the mark with a 1-1 draw against Sporting Khalsa, Libby Hallam on target for Wanderers.

Northern Division 1 – Clarets go clear

Burnley went three points clear in Northern Division 1 thanks to Elizabeth Hamer’s goal 2 minutes from time at Newcastle.

Third-placed Chorley slipped to a first defeat, 3-1 at Barnsley where Melissa Woodhouse, Sophie Bell and substitute Mollie Crump scored for the Tykes.

Bolton are fifth having defeated Norton 2-0 with efforts from Rosie Havelin and Ruby Howard.

Liverpool Feds’ Emily Douglas got the only goal on 83 minutes to edge Leeds.

Crewe have now lost all eight games after a 2-0 reverse at Chester le Street

South East Division 1 – Wasps make it seven wins in a row

Crawley Wasps resumed the South East Division 1 leadership, putting six past Luton with as many different goalscorers for a seventh straight win.

AFC Wimbledon defeated Denham 4-0, one goal apiece from Caroline Bisson, Jordanne Hoesli Atkins, Becky Mclaren-Johnson and Rebecca Sargent.

South West Division 1 – Cheltenham climb to second 

Two-goal Jessie Jones. (Photo: palfc.org.uk)

Cheltenham sunk Poole 7-0 with the help of a Rose Knuckey double to move up to second in South West Division 1.

Natalie Warman scored five times as Buckland thrashed Maidenhead 8-1, four of her goals coming in a 14-minute spell.

League Cup – Jones double puts Plymouth through

Cambridge United will travel to fellow South East Division 1 side AFC Wimbledon in the third round of the League Cup after eliminating Orient 3-0 with an Emma Jenkins hat-trick.

South West Division 1 leaders Southampton WFC bowed out 3-1 to Plymouth who will next host Crawley Wasps. Jessie Jones struck twice late on, after Helen Bleazard got the Pilgrims’ first goal and the home side equalised.

League Plate – Saints sink City

Midlands Division 1 side TNS stung struggling Northern Premier side Bradford City 5-0 to set up a home time with Barnsley in the Plate. Emily Ridge bagged a brace in the opening 26 minutes, Laura Morris followed suit in the second half.