5,000 see Forest Women win derby, Leeds lift FAWNL Plate

Over 5,000 saw Nottingham Forest win the Terri Lee Photography pride park
Terri Lee Photography

Over 5,000 saw Nottingham Forest win the derby at Pride Park, while Leeds United lifted the FA Women’s National League Plate.

League Plate Final

Leeds United 3-1 Stourbridge

Leeds lifted the Plate as Amy Woodruff bagged a brace, her second sealing the success with two minutes to go Newcastle United beat Portsmouth 3-0 in the Reserve Plate final, Jasmine McQuade, Sharna Wilkinson and Georgina Spraggon with the goals.

Northern Premier Division

Derby County 0-2 Nottingham Forest (Att: 5,243)
Liverpool Feds 0-1 Huddersfield Town (Att: 100)
Loughborough Lightning 0-1 Fylde

Leaders Nottingham Forest went four points clear with victory at Derby, Charlotte Steggles and Charlotte Greengrass the scorers. Britt Sanderson gave Huddersfield an away win, as did Hannah Forster for Fylde.

Loughborough Lightning 0-1 Fylde
Fylde won at Loughborough Lightning. (Photo: Andy Smith)

Southern Premier Division

Oxford United 2-0 Plymouth Argyle (Att: 314)
Milton Keynes Dons 0-5 Watford
Gillingham 0-1 Ipswich Town (Att: 382)

Ipswich Town held top spot with a goal by Anna Grey, Oxford United saw off Plymouth Argyle with efforts by Tash Stephens and Amy Goddard, Watford climbed to third with five goals at MK Dons, three of those in the opening seven minutes.

Division 1 Midlands

Leafield Athletic 5-0 Long Eaton United (Att: 67)
Sheffield FC 1-1 Peterborough United
Sporting Khalsa 1-2 Northampton Town
Leek Town 2-1 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 65)

Second-placed Doncaster Rovers Belles went down 2-1 at tenth in the table Leek Town, Northampton Town leapfrogged hosts Sporting Khalsa into third.

Division 1 North

Barnsley 1-5 Hull City (Att: 243)
Durham Cestria 2-1 Stockport County (Att: 60)
Merseyrail 0-5 Bradford City (Att: 22)
York City 1-4 Chorley (Att: 37)

Durham Cestria defeated fourth-placed Stockport County to reinstate a four-point advantage over title rivals Newcastle.

Division 1 South East

Actonians 4-1 Norwich City (Att: 40)
Ashford Town P-P Hashtag United
Queens Park Rangers 2-4 AFC Wimbledon (Att: 1,021)

AFC Wimbledon won in front of over 1,000 at Loftus Road, Ellie Dorey hitting an early five-minute hat-trick.

Division 1 South West

Keynsham Town 11-1 AFC St Austell (Att: 48)
Maidenhead United 2-2 Southampton Women (Att: 315)
Portishead Town P-P Cardiff City LFC
Swindon Town 2-3 Moneyfields (Att: 51)

Moneyfields moved into third spot after winning at Swindon Town, Keynsham Town consigned St.Austell to the relegation places with a double-figure defeat.

Midweek Matches

Weds 29 March – Northern Premier Division: Fylde v Liverpool Feds (Kellamergh Park, 7.45pm)

Thurs 30 March – Division One North: Hull City v Barnsley (Barton Town FC, 7.45pm)

Bristol City back on course for Barclays Women’s Championship title

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