Regional League Round-Up

London Kent Football United defend a corner in their local derby. (Photo: Ann Barden)

Kent Football United, Keynsham Town Development, Peterborough Northern Star and Warrington Wolverines all went top of their respective Regional League divisions after results on 25 November.

EASTERN – Five-goal Stevenage beaten at Bowers 

PREMIER – Peterborough Northern Star went top of the league with a Vicky Gallagher hat-trick against Haringey Borough, who pulled one back. Brentwood Town went level on goal-difference with former leaders Cambridge City after a 6-2 defeat of AFC Dunstable, in which Georgia Holdaway scored four times. Acle United edged above Royston Town into fourth with four second-half goals, two of those by Grace Birchall. Wymondham Town walloped AFC Sudbury 13-0 as Laura Nicholls netted five times and Mollie O’Callaghan came off the bench to claim a treble, while Colney Heath and Harlow Town drew 1-1.

ONE – Bowers & Pitsea beat leaders Stevenage Reserves in a remarkable eleven-goal thriller, Emily Schofield got all five for the visitors, Danielle Styles four for the hosts and one each from Georgia Fraser and Taylor Parrish. St Ives Town are third after a 7-0 beating of Bishops Stortford and four goals for Tierney Coulson. Hoddesdon Town Owls scored all their goals in the opening 19 minutes in a 3-1 win at King’s Lynn Town. Hutton hit Newmarket Town 5-1, Histon scored both goals at Hatfield Peverel and Lawford led 3-1 at Hertford Town before an injury to a home player caused an abandonment with 5 minutes left.

Vicky Gallagher hits the first of her treble for Peterborough Northern Star against Haringey Borough. (Photo: Tim Symonds)

EAST MIDLANDS – Hykeham put out Posh

CUP 2ND RD – Hykeham Town caused a shock against fourth-placed Premier side Peterborough United with a 7-5 scoreline, as Posh had Stacey McConville sent off. Just the one goal in it as Natalie Hurst struck to see Leicester City Development defeat Northampton Town. Woodlands narrowly got the better of Kettering Town 4-3 and Lincoln Moorlands Railway put six past Sleaford Town with three from Lauren Churcher.

PLATE 1ST RD – Corby Town came from behind to win 2-1 at Leicester City Ladies, despite a red card for Ardyn Sanderson. There was an 11-minute hat-trick by Boston United’s Toni McHamilton as they eliminated Mansfield Town 4-1 and Notts County ran out 5-1 winners over Ilkeston Town.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – KFU lead after distressing week

PREMIER – Kent Football United went top when winning 2-1 at neighbours London Kent Football United.  Whyteleafe lost the leadership with a 2-0 reverse at home to QPR Girls Development, sub Martha Riley sealing the win deep into added time. AFC Phoenix netted a 9-2 victory at Parkwood with five from Rebecca May. Eastbourne Town went down 1-0 at Aylesford for whom Kelly Philpott scored.

GREATER LONDON PREMIER – Both teams dropped points for the first time in the top of the table clash, Tamara Sidwell putting Godalming Town ahead before Ashley Cheatley levelled for Ashford Town (Middlesex). Watford Development registered a first win 2-0 at their Spurs counterparts, Rebecca Lovelace on target twice. Hackney’s 4-0 win at Colne Valley saw Esme Garner-Purkis and Amy Nicholson share the spoils, while Victoire were 3-1 winners over Regents Park Rangers as Josie Elliott grabbed a brace.

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Leaders Crawley Wasps Reserves were restricted to a 2-1 win by Bexhill United, Ashford Ladies sent Worthing to a 6-2 defeat. Newhaven leapfrogged Phoenix Sports into fourth when beating them 3-1 away and Lewes Foundation held Saltdean United 0-0.

NORTH EAST – Ten out of ten for Durham Cestria

Six-goal Jessica Round. (Photo: Redcar Town LFC)

PREMIER – Durham Cestria made ten wins on the bounce with as many goals against York City and three fo those for Erin Nelson. Hartlepool are second on goal-difference having won by the best of seven goals at home to South Shields, Justine Robinson with a double for United. Farsley Celtic were held 3-3 by Castleford White Rose, Lauren Bree scoring all three for the latter. Rotherham United got off the mark in a goal-fest with RACA Tynedale which they won 7-5, Jenna Bramley getting a treble but Megan Watson’s three goals were all in vain.

1 NORTH – Jessica Round amazingly struck all six of Redcar Town’s goals against Cramlington United as they recorded a ninth win on the trot. Jade Featherstone claimed Boro Rangers’s three goals but Washington went away with a point after Emily Burton equalised with 2 minutes left. Alnwick Town’s 5-2 scoreline at Chester le Street Town St. Cuthberts included a couple for Catherine Johnston.

1 SOUTH – Ossett United netted nine in making it as many straight wins, Debbie Hastings hitting a double hat-trick past Wakefield. Sheffield Wednesday were 2-0 winners in the game with York Railway Institute.

NORTH WEST – Warrington lead very title South title race

PREMIER – Tranmere Rovers’ 2-1 result with Manchester Stingers kept them top but Stockport County maintained the pressure on them by beating Merseyrail 2-0. Wigan Athletic slipped to a 1-0 reverse at home to Fleetwood Town Wrens, FC United Of Manchester won 4-2 at Accrington and Sir Tom Finney doubled their points tally in holding Mossley Hill 1-1.

1 NORTH – Leaders Blackpool got the game’s only goal against Cammell Laird, second-placed Blackburn CSC came away from Morecambe 4-1 winners, Carlisle United defeated Leigh RMI 6-3, Bury are third after a 3-1 result at Penwortham Town.

1 SOUTH – Only a couple of points separate the top five, with Warrington Wolverines new leaders after a 2-0 win over Didsbury. Stockport County Blues beat Liverpool Feds Reserves 2-1 to go second, West Didsbury & Chorlton edged Curzon Ashton 3-2, Chester downed former top side Altrincham 2-1, Northwich Vixens netted five at Wythenshawe Amateurs.

SOUTHERN – Bournemouth super-sub seals cup progress

ONE – Abingdon United are level on points with leaders Moneyfields after a late Amy Chivers brace saw off Wycombe Wanderers 2-1. Eastleigh’s Leah Shave was the only scorer as Alton were defeated, Basingstoke Town doubled their points with three second-half efforts at Southampton FC Development.

LEAGUE CUP 1ST RD – Ella Pusey’s 23-minute treble led Southampton FC to a 4-0 result over Moneyfields and a place in the quarter-finals.

CHAIRMAN’S CUP 1ST RD – AFC Bournemouth’s Katie Kingshott came off the bench at half time and almost immediately scored the only goal to knock out hosts Ascot United. Woodley United went through 2-0 at Wokingham & Emmbrook 0-2 with Rosie Page-Smith claiming both, while Warsash Wasps eased into the last eight with seven goals past Shanklin, substitute Megan Fox with four of them.

SOUTH WEST – Keynsham move into first

PREMIER – Keynsham Town Development are top following their 4-2 result at Forest Green Rovers where Liberty Sims bagged a brace for them. Bishops Lydeard had to settle for a 2-2 home draw against Callington Town, Middlezoy Rovers’s 7-0 defeat of Downend Flyers featured a treble by Ellison Roberts.

1 EASTERN – Frampton Rangers held top spot by winning 3-0 at Swindon Town Development, Wootton Bassett Town went one better against Cheltenham Town Development to stay on their heels. AEK Boco had a 3-1 victory over Almondsbury, Trowbridge Town enjoyed a good 6-2 success against FC Chippenham as Mia Blazey notched a hat-trick, while Swindon Spitfires pipped Laverstock & Ford 4-3 as Shannon King contributed twice.

1 WESTERN – Bude Town became the first team to pull of a win over Plympton, Sarah Badham netting twice in a 4-3 thriller. Alphington are level with third-placed Bideford having beaten them 2-0, Feniton were 5-1 victors at St Agnes.

WEST MIDLANDS – Solihull United won a top of the table clash

Photo : Solihull United LFC

PREMIER – Sutton Coldfield Town overcame Crusaders 2-0 to stay top, as Leafield Athletic put six past Lye Town and Coundon Court won 4-1 at Worcester United. Goldenhill Wanderers climbed above Stockingford AA Pavilion by beating them 4-0 and Redditch United won 3-0 at Knowle.

1 NORTH – Stoke City Development gained some ground on leaders Leek Town when picking up a 3-1 win at Port Vale. Shifnal Town nipped above AFC Telford United into third after posting a 4-0 win over them. Shrewsbury Town had a good 4-1 score against Sandwell and Florence’s third points came in a 2-2 tie with Wyrley.

1 SOUTH – Solihull United’s eight straight win was a fine 4-1 outcome at leaders Sedgley & Gornal United, where Cat Harris, Hayley Wilford, Becky Wood and Saddi Shan got one each. Rugby Town had a 4-0 result with Kingfisher, Droitwich Spa did well to draw 2-2 at Stourbridge, Kidderminster Harriers crushed Solihull Sporting 7-0,  Leamington lost out 3-2 to visitiors Coventry City.