#FAWNL: Southampton WFC go top of South West table

In a weather-hit programme, Southampton WFC won a top of the table clash at Keynsham Town and Actonians battled back to win 5-2 at AFC Wimbledon.

Results for Sunday 16 December

FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Cardiff City LFC 7-0 C&K Basildon (Att: 80)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1

AFC Wimbledon 2-5 Actonians (Att: 50)
Billericay Town 1-0 Norwich City (Att: 100)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1

Keynsham Town 0-3 Southampton WFC (Att: 75)
Swindon Town 1-6 Buckland Athletic

Cardiff City Ladies block a C&K Basildon clearance. (Photo:: Will Cheshire)

Cardiff City climbed two places to fifth in the Southern Premier when sinking C&K Basildon 7-0 with seven different scorers. Grace Horrell got the ball rolling, Kylie Nolan, Ffion Morgan, Chelsea Jumratie and Jordan Guard adding one each by the break, Cori Williams and substitute Jasmine Simpson later further extended the lead.

Billericay Town cut Crawley Wasps’ lead in South East Division 1 to 5 points by eventually breaking the deadlock through Paris Smith in the game against Norwich City.

Actonians came from behind to win 5-2 at third-placed AFC Wimbledon and rise to fifth spot. Caroline Bisson opened the scoring but the visitors levelled in first-half stoppage time through Naomi Graham. Two minutes after the restart Jessica Byrne got the first of her double, Alessandra Barreca then struck a five-minute brace before Bernice Tully got one back for the home side.

Southampton WFC became the first side to take points off South West Division 1 leaders Keynsham Town, doing so days after manager Simon Parker ended a four-year stint with them. Their 3-0 away win sent them top as Philippa Holden’s goal had them ahead at half time, with Kellie Warren doubling the lead and Chelsie Hay completing the scoring deep into added time.

Mid-table Buckland Athletic hit hosts Swindon Town 6-1 despite Meghan Larkin’s 3rd-minute goal for the Wiltshire side. Laura Gough turned the game around with two goals in 14 minutes and later completed her hat-trick, while Maria Warman scored twice and Sarah-Louise Stacey once for the Devon outfit.