Accrington Stanley Women, Poole and Southend go top in sixth tier

Accrington Stanley go top of North West Women's League Division 1 North.
Accrington Stanley celebrations. (Photo: John Shirras)

Accrington Stanley, Poole Town and Southend United all went top of Regional League first division tables.

EASTERN – Southend hit the summit 

Premier – Barking moved into the top half of the table with a 4-2 win over St Albans City, all six goals coming before the break.

1 North –  Histon beat Biggleswade United 3-1 to climb to third place, Newmarket Town drew 2-2 with Mulbarton Wanderers, to move up to fifth and sixth respectively.

1 South – Southend United hit the summit after a 7-2 sinking of Cheshunt, in which there were three goals each for Ellie Nicholls and Georgia Wilson. Hutton defeated Grays Athletic 4-1 and Billericay Town Development’s Marnie Ray bagged a brace in a 4-2 win at Stanway Pegasus, which saw them leapfrog their hosts in the table.

EAST MIDLANDS – No matches due to FA Cup

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Ebbsfleet end Dartford’s winning run

Premier – Ebbsfleet United were the first to take points of leaders Dartford on Tuesday, Hannah Porter gave Fleet an interval lead in front of a crowd of 204, Darts’ substitute Emily Vaughan equalising in the 94th minute.

1 North – Dulwich Hamlet Reserves’ Abigail Woollvin struck twice for the leaders in a 2-2 draw in front of a crowd of 232 at Clapton. Natalie White hit a second-half hat-trick as Hackney came from 2-1 down at the break to blow away Richmond Park 8-2.

1 South – Herne Bay drew 3-3 with Dartford Reserves on Wednesday, when Bromley’s Charlotte Lee got five of their six goals against Welling United watched by 130 fans. Newhaven just extended their winning run to nine games with a 4-3 thriller against Steyning Town, Lucy Collinson scoring a crucial double. Bexhill United gained a good second point of the season when holding Herne Bay 2-2, Dartford Reserves won 2-1 at Hassocks and it was goalless between Hastings United and Bognor Regis Town.

NORTH EAST – Bantams frustrate Shields

Premier – Bradford City cancelled out Zoe Norton’s first-half goal for South Shields after the break to earn a 1-1 draw, denying their visitors top spot.

1 North – Sunderland U-23s went six points clear as Niyah Dunbar scored twice in a 4-1 win at Consett. Five of Thornaby’s six goals at Bishop Auckland came in a 21-minute spell second-half spell, while there was a five-goal haul for Sophie Curle as Ponteland United put 11 past Washington.

1 South – York City Development rose to fourth and within two points of the top after netting a 9-1 result over Ripon City, in which Rosie Bell and Ruby Wyatt each struck three times.

NORTH WEST – Accrington new leaders

Premier – Blackburn CSC got all five goals at Salford City to move up to fourth place, Curzon Ashton edged Fleetwood Town Wrens 3-2 to go fifth.

1 North –  Accrington Stanley’s Georgia Payton scored two of their three goals at Carlisle United which sent them top. Radcliffe netted four second-half goals in defeating Preston North End 6-1, watched by a crowd of 120.

1 South –  Mossley Hill Athletic were 8-2 winners over Litherland REMYCA as Faye Stanhope and Olivia Ellinson each notched a hat-trick, Northwich Vixens’  Toni Woodward got a couple in a 4-2 victory at Altrincham which gave them their first points of the campaign.

SOUTHERN – Ascot go clear

Premier – Ascot United moved three points clear with a second-half breakthrough at Eastleigh, Warminster Town’s first win came 3-0 in the basement battle at Badshot Lea.

1 North – Abingdon United Development found the net three times after the restart for a 4-1 result at Beaconsfield Town, which sent them third. Kidlington’s Abigail Haynes got both their goals for a 2-1 victory at Long Crendon, extending their leadership to six points.

1 South – Abbey Rangers doubled their points tally with a 5-2 result over Rushmoor, as did Woking with a 4-1 defeat of Havant & Waterlooville.

SOUTH WEST – Poole in pole position

1 East – Poole Town’s 5-0 defeat of Shaftesbury lifted them into pole position, as Bath City drew 1-1 with Stockwood Wanderers to end their visitors’ perfect start. Weymouth beat Ridgeway 4-0 to register their opening win.

1 North – Bristol Rovers Development also claimed a first victory, 3-1 over Mangotsfield United, while SGS Olveston United beat St Vallier 4-0.

1 West – Aimee Kingdon scored all three of Bideford’s goals in a 3-3 tie for a first point away to second-placed Feniton, but it could have been all three points.

WEST MIDLANDS – Newcastle Town preserve unbeaten record

1 North – Leaders Newcastle Town had their unbeaten record saved by Katie Ball’s second-half leveller in a 1-1 draw at Tamworth. Leek Town Reserves doubled their points after an impressive 5-2 win on the road at Walsall FC Women, Coventry City finished 2-2 at home to Coventrians.

1 South – Redditch Borough rose to third, overtaking Droitwich Spa whom they sank 7-0. Rugby Town got a first victory, 5-1 over Redditch United.

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