Leeds United attracted a crowd of 830 to Elland Road, as they got off the mark in FAWPL Midlands Division 1 with a 1-0 win over Chester le Street Town.
Sunday 27th August
FA PREMIER LEAGUE
Bradford City 0-0 Nottingham Forest (Att: 71)
Huddersfield Town 6-0 Guiseley Vixens (Att: 96)
Stoke City 1-3 Leicester City Women (Att: 60)
West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Blackburn Rovers (Att: 71)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-4 Middlesbrough (Att: 100)
Chichester City 2-4 Crystal Palace (Att: 81)
Coventry United 1-2 Portsmouth
Gillingham 1-2 Charlton Athletic (Att: 187)
Lewes 1-1 C&K Basildon (Att: 112)
Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Swindon Town (Att: 45)
West Ham United 4-3 Cardiff City LFC (Att: 150)
MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Sheffield United 1-1 Loughborough Foxes (Att: 53)
Solihull Moors 4-3 Radcliffe Olympic (Att: 35)
Sporting Khalsa 1-2 Burton Albion (At: 60)
The New Saints 4-0 Long Eaton United (Att: 65)
NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Barnsley 2-3 Liverpool Marshalls Feds
Brighouse Town 4-3 Bolton Wanderers (Att: 53)
Chorley 2-4 Hull City (Att: 59)
Crewe Alexandra 2-2 Morecambe (Att: 33)
Leeds United 1-0 Chester le Street Town (Att: 830)
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
AFC Wimbledon 4-2 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 70)
Actonians 5-1 Leyton Orient (Att: 30)
Denham United 1-3 Cambridge United (Att: 105)
Enfield Town 1-2 Luton Town (Att: 41)
Ipswich Town 1-0 Stevenage
Norwich City 7-0 Haringey Borough (Att: 60)
SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Brislington 0-4 Plymouth Argyle (Att: 43)
Cheltenham Town 0-4 Keynsham Town (Att: 62)
Poole Town 6-0 St Nicholas (Att: 33)
Southampton Saints 3-0 Maidenhead United (Att: 45)
Huddersfield’s Emily Heckler takes aim
Huddersfield hit six to hold Northern leadership
Huddersfield held the Northern top spot after hitting Guiseley for six. Emily Heckler bagged a brace, as did sub Hannah Campbell, with singles from Kate Mallin and Danielle Whitham.
Blackburn and Leicester Women made it back to back wins, Rovers coming through 2-0 at West Brom with Alex Taylor’s early effort added to by Jess Holbrook. City battled back for a 3-1 success at Stoke, where they went behind to a Holly Morgan own-goal. Rosie Axten turned it round with a quickfire double and Sophie Domngo got the third.
Middlesbrough edged Wolves in a seven-goal thriller, Jade Cross scored in the 1st minute for Wanderers and Jenni Anslow netted twice, Anna Birtwhistle and Emily Scarr among Boro’s scorers before Emma Foster grabbed the decider. Elsewhere, Bradford and Nottingham Forest played out a goalless draw.
Crystal Palace celebrate a goal at Chichester (@PalaceLadiesFC)
Eagles fly to Southern summit
Crystal Palace took over the Southern top spot with a 4-2 result at Chichester, despite finishing with 9 players due to injuries. Ciara Sherwood scored twice, Nikita Whinnet and Gemma Bryan one each, Charley Wilson-Blakeley and Gemma Simmonds responding for City.
Charlton are on the heels of their neighbours following a 2-1 win over Gillingham 2-1 at Priestfield Stadium. Charlotte Lee nodded the Addicks in front via the post, Kallie Balfour equalised after Katie Startup tipped a strike onto the bar but Charlie Clifford netted the winner from 25 yards.
Coventry conceded the leadership as Portsmouth pulled off a fine 2-1 away success. Samantha Quayle and Rachel Panting got the Pompey goals, Steph Smith replying by the break. Lewes rescued a point at home to C&K Basildon, with Angela Addison’s opener soon replied to by Amy Taylor. Two goals from Cori Williams and one for Chloe O’Connor wasn’t enough for Cardiff, as they went down 4-3 at West Ham, for whom Paige Anderson-James got two, Amber Stobbs and Molly Peters one apiece. QPR had a 2-0 result against Swindon thanks to an effort in either half from Elly Maggs.
TNS v Long Eaton (Adam Reapa)
Max points for Saints, Moors and Brewers
TNS lead the Midlands after two comfortable margins of victory, the second being a 4-0 one at home to Long Eaton. Solihull and Burton also doubled their points, as Moors pipped Radcliffe 4-3 with a late Jessica Howard strike in off the upright and the Brewers did well to win 2-1 at Sporting Khalsa, where Charlotte Worth grabbed a 90th-minute decider. Sheffield United got their first ever Premier League point when cancelling out the Eva Rogers opener for Loughborough Foxes in the 75th minute.
Tigers chase off Chorley
Hull won the top of the table clssh in Northern Division 1 4-2 at Chorley to end the day in pole position. They had trailed 2-0 at half-time but a Katie Thompson brace featured in a fine fightback. Liverpool Feds are second after their 3-2 scoreline at Barnsley, which came with another great reply. Nicole Johnston, Chantelle Thompson and Rosie Kinvig outdid the Tykes 2-0 lead before Feds had Helen Griffiths sent off late on. Brighouse also have maximum points from two games – Jodie Redgrave twice on target as they were pushed very hard by Bolton for a 4-3 win, with Wanderers having a late goal disallowed. Leeds rewarded their great support with a narrow victory thanks to Liuli Dyson’s second half strike. Crewe and Morecambe shared four goals, with the visitors actually scoring three times including one in their own net.
Enfield tackle Luton (Mikey The Towner)
Dons derby points stay in Surrey
A second big win kept Actonians in first place in the South East, sinking Orient 5-1 with tow of the goals by Alessandra Barreca. Luton sit second after a 2-1 result at Enfield where Jo Rutherford and Dionne Manning were on target for the Hatters, Nuala McKevitt for the hosts. Ipswich are also on 6 points following a 1-0 defeat of Stevenage, Lindsey Cooper on the scoresheet. Wimbledon won the Dons derby 4-2 over Milton Keynes with Kelly-Jade Whelan contributing twice. Cambridge remained unbeaten winning 3-1 at Denham thanks mostly to a Nuala Wayne double. Haringey shipped more goals, seven this time at Norwich for whom Chelsea Garrett got a hat-trick.
New signing Gemma Woodford scores for Southampton Saints (@SaintsGLFC)
Poole’s perfect home debut
The South West has most of the coastal teams starting well, led by Plymouth who won 4-0 at Brislington, aided by Tash Knapman’s two goals. Poole’s home FAWPL debut brought a 6-0 thrashing of St Nicholas, with braces by Sam Gubb and Rachel Anderson. Southampton Saints were 4-0 winners over Maidenhead, Krystal White accounting for half that tally. Keynsham kicked off by running out 4-0 victors at Cheltenham, two goals coming from Kerry Bartlett.
Pictured top – Leeds United celebrate their goal at Elland Road (@LUFC)