Advantage Exeter City Women in promotion duel

Exeter City lead FA Women’s National League Division 1 South West
Exeter City lead FA WNL Division 1 South West with one game to go. (Jude Byron / SPP)

Exeter City went top of FA Women’s National League Division 1 South West before next Sunday’s title decider with AFC Bournemouth.


Derby County 4-3 Liverpool Feds (Att: 354)
Halifax P-P Wolverhampton Wanderers
Stoke City 5-0 AFC Fylde

Derby moved up two places to seventh and a point behind sixth-placed Liverpool Feds, whom they edged by four goals to three. The Rams ran up a four-goal lead through Kira Rai, Emilia Wilson, Amy Sims and Dolcie O’Connor, before Feds fought back with a Bethany Donoghue hat-trick in the last half hour.

Roisin Kivel, Shannon Stamps, Alice Higginbottom, Heidi Logan and Sophie Tudor all found the net for Stoke, as they secured fifth position.


Peterborough United P-P Leek Town


Chester le Street Town 2-5 Chorley (Att: 67)
Leeds United P-P Hull City
Stockport County 1-1 York City (Att: 65)

Chester le Street are on the verge of relegation following a home defeat by Chorley, which left them needing to win next week at Leeds and make up goal-difference to a measure of 15 on York City, who go to Middlesbrough. Chorley let a 2-0 lead slip but a Millie Fitzpatrick treble saw them return home with a victory.

York drew at Stockport County but were on their way to safety with a Jess Holder goal, before Lily Weston levelled.


Cambridge United 2-2 Ashford Town (Att: 75)
Chesham United 1-6 Norwich City (Att: 35)

Runners-up Norwich City hit six at Chesham United including a brace for Natasha Snelling. Cambridge United and Ashford Town shared four goals in a mid-table meeting, Ruth Fox and Bella Simmons replying to the opener for Ashford, who pulled level with four minutes remaining.


Abingdon United P-P Keynsham Town
Portishead Town 0-5 Exeter City (Att: 52)

Exeter City’s win at Portishead was helped by braces from Sarah Stacey and Georgie-Marie Barbour-Gresham. The result put them top by two points, leaving the Grecians only needing a draw at home to title rivals AFC Bournemouth next Sunday to clinch promotion.

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