Bournemouth and Norwich Women both held in front of bumper crowds

Chorley v Hull City, FA Women's National League
Hull City beat another Division 1 North title rival. (Photo: John Shirras)

FA Women’s National League title-chasing AFC Bournemouth and Norwich City both held at home in front of crowds of around 6,000.


Burnley 2-1 Stoke City
Derby County 2-1 AFC Fylde (Att: 312)
Halifax P-P Nottingham Forest
Huddersfield Town 1-1 Liverpool Feds (Att: 76)

Derby County had a narrow win over basement side Fylde, Huddersfield Town are also in the relegation zone and had to settle for a draw after being pegged back by Liverpool Feds. Third-placed Burnley came from behind to see off Stoke City 2-1. Heidi Logan scored for the Potters but they had Kayleigh MacDonald stretchered off, Rhema Lord-Mears levelled from distance and fellow sub Laura Elford got a stoppage-time winner.


Cheltenham Town 4-2 Billericay Town (Att: 234)
Milton Keynes Dons 3-0 Cardiff City Ladies (Att: 297)
Oxford United 3-1 London Bees (Att: 200)
Portsmouth 4-0 Rugby Borough (Att: 2,405)

Portsmouth probably only need four points from four games to clinch the title, having beaten Rugby Borough at Fratton Park. Oxford United defeated relegated London Bees, MK Dons won the mid-table meeting with Cardiff City Ladies, Cheltenham ended a Billericay fightback to take all three points.


Leafield Athletic 2-0 Sheffield FC
Notts County 1-3 Boldmere St Michaels (Att: 78)
Peterborough United 1-2 Loughborough Lightning (Att: 288)
Solihull Moors 2-0 Lincoln City (Att: 44)
Sutton Coldfield Town 1-2 Northampton Town (Att: 60)
Leek Town 0-5 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 57)

Five-goal Sporting Khalsa held top spot, Loughborough Lightning kept up the pressure on them with a 2-1 victory at fourth-placed Peterborough, Jade Arber netting the decider. Leafield got off the bottom at the expense of Sheffield FC and are two points short of Notts County, who sit just the other side of the dotted line.

Sutton Coldfield Town v Northampton Town Women
Sutton Coldfield Town v Northampton Town. (Photo: © Clive Stapleton)


Barnsley WFC 3-1 FC United of Manchester (Att: 183)
Hull City 2-1 Durham Cestria (Att: 303)
Leeds United 0-0 Norton & Stockton Ancients (Att: 184)
Middlesbrough 3-0 Chorley (Att: 526)

Middlesbrough still lead the table following victory over Chorley but Hull City are breathing down their necks, after leapfrogging Durham Cestria with Liberty Bott’s 89th-minute winner.


Cambridge City 0-6 AFC Wimbledon
Haywards Heath Town 0-2 AFC Sudbury
Norwich City 2-2 Queens Park Rangers (Att: 5,941)
Worthing 0-0 Actonians

AFC Wimbledon hit Cambridge City for six to open up a ten-point lead over Norwich City. The Canaries played in front of nearly 6,000 at Carrow Road but were held 2-2 by Grace Stanley’s brace for QPR.


AFC Bournemouth 1-1 Keynsham Town (Att: 6,162)
Bridgwater United 0-0 Moneyfields
Exeter City 3-0 Abingdon United (Att: 200)
Maidenhead United 4-0 Portishead Town (Att: 120)
Southampton Women 1-1 Torquay United
Swindon Town 28-0 Selsey

Exeter City went eight points clear in the title race, beating Abingdon United while AFC Bournemouth rescued a point against Keynsham in front of over 6,000 at the Vitality Stadium. Torquay United drew at Southampton Women but remain in the bottom two, Selsey are relegated after Swindon Town went goal crazy at the County Ground.

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