Regional League title-chasers

Moneyfields and Wycombe Wanderers have eyes on the Southern League Premier Division. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

With at least eight promotion places available to the FAWNL at the end of this season, we took a look at the state of play across the Regional Leagues while they are on their festive break.

Eastern – Acle United’s top spot in the Eastern League is under great threat from a Cambridge City side who have only failed to win on one occasion, while Peterborough Northern Star and Royston Town hold their own title hopes with just one defeat apiece.

Bowers & Pitsea lead the race for in Division 1 but with St Ives Town, Stevenage Reserves and Hutton all applying pressure.

East Midlands – Leicester City WFC Development might take some stopping as they still boast a 100% record, meaning Oughtibridge WMSC and Peterborough United have a battle on their hands to catch them.

Northampton Town on the up. (Photo: @NT_LFC)

Boston United are looking good for the 1 North title, although Lincoln Moorlands-Railway and Grimsby Borough would hope to have something to say about that.

Northampton Town are on course for the 1 South championship ahead of second-placed Oadby & Wigston.

London & South East – Kent Football United have a two-point advantage over Whyteleafe from two games fewer, with Queens Park Rangers Girls Development and AFC Phoenix better placed for a challenge than the second-placed Surrey side.

Ashford Town (Middlesex) are unbeaten at the top of the Greater London Premier but both New London Lionesses and Godalming Town have games in hand with which to threaten.

Crawley Wasps Reserves lead the South East Counties Premier but are not eligible for promotion to the Regional top flight as a second team and in any case could lose their leadership to Ashford Ladies.

North East – Durham Cestria are looking invincible with eleven straight wins, leaving Hartlepool United probably too much to do in order to catch them.

1 North top team Redcar Town are on maximum points but Consett have only lost three points and Washington are unbeaten.

Ossett United have already won 1 South with two games to spare, leaving Barnsley Development and Altofts battling for the runners-up spot.

North West – Tranmere Rovers might have the leadership now but it would seem very unlikely they could maintain it, with Stockport County winning all the games to date and FC United of Manchester also playing catch up and only losing dropping points.

Blackpool could well be bouncing straight back up from 1 North but Blackburn CSC, Carlisle United and Bury will all have other ideas.

Liverpool Feds Reserves lead in 1 South, however it is West Didsbury & Chorlton who are clear favourites to finish first with their currently perfect record.

Photo: @WDC_Women

Southern – It is set to be quite a contest to finish first, Oxford City and Southampton FC Ladies both boasting faultless form and AFC Bournemouth having only slipped up the once.

Moneyfields’ eight wins have them in pole position in Division 1, where Wycombe Wanderers and Abingdon United are in pursuit.

South West –  Keynsham Town Development might occupy top spot ahead but they do so having played more matches than all of the chasing pack of Exeter City, Bishops Lydeard, Callington Town and Marine Academy Plymouth.

Promotion hopefuls, Exeter City. (Photo: Will Cheshire)

Wootton Bassett Town are two points clear of Frampton Rangers in the Eastern Division, with Cheltenham Town Development third.

Plymouth Argyle Reserves lead the Western, although Bideford, Plympton and Alphington are all set to try to chase the Pilgrims down.

West Midlands –  Sutton Coldfield Town lead from Coundon Court but third-placed Leafield Athletic are in a better position to challenge for the title.

Ten wins on the spin has Leek Town in control of the 1 North table, with Shifnal Town and Stoke City Development both six points behind.

Sedgley & Gornal United have a tall order to stay top, what with Solihull United on ten wins from ten and  Kidderminster Harriers having missed out on victory only once.