Brighouse Town Top Northern Div 1

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Brighouse go top in FA WPL Northern Division 1, South West leaders Keynsham lose at Plymouth, South East table-toppers Wimbledon are beaten by Stevenage.

Sunday 5th November 
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE

NORTHERN DIVISION
Blackburn Rovers P-P Nottingham Forest
Bradford City 1-2 Fylde
Derby County 0-3 Middlesbrough (Att: 97)
Huddersfield Town 2-0 Stoke City (Att: 78)
West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Guiseley Vixens (Att: 84)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-4 Leicester City WFC (Att: 80)

SOUTHERN DIVISION
Cardiff City LFC 2-3 Lewes (Att: 70)
Charlton Athletic 2-0 Coventry United (Att: 85)
Gillingham 0-1 Crystal Palace (Att: 117)
Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Chichester City (Att: 51)
Swindon Town 0-3 C & K Basildon (Att: 36)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Birmingham & West Midlands 0-2 Radcliffe Olympic (Att: 20)
Long Eaton United 4-0 Leicester City Ladies
Loughborough Foxes 5-0 Rotherham United (Att: 32)
Sheffield United 2-2 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 60)
Solihull Moors 0-2 Burton Albion
Steel City Wanderers 5-6 The New Saints (Att: 40)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Brighouse Town 3-1 Leeds United (Att: 112)
Chester le Street Town 1-0 Bolton Wanderers (Att: 30)
Chorley 4-1 Crewe Alexandra (Att: 68)
Mossley Hill Athletic P-P Hull City

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
AFC Wimbledon 2-3 Stevenage (Att: 30)
Actonians 1-2 Ipswich Town (Att: 25)
Denham United 0-2 Leyton Orient (Att: 42)
Haringey Borough 0-7 Cambridge United
Luton Town 0-0 Enfield Town (Att: 37)
Norwich City 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 41)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Cheltenham Town 1-4 Brislington (Att: 47)
Maidenhead United 1-3 Southampton Saints (Att: 25)
Plymouth Argyle 5-2 Keynsham Town (Att: 111)
Poole Town 1-3 Larkhall Athletic (Att: 21)
St Nicholas 2-3 Southampton WFC (Att: 55)

Leicester win despite Wolves comeback

Match winner Rosie Axten (Photo: @LCWFC_official)

Middlesbrough moved 6 points clear in the Northern Division, after Emily Scarr’s first-half goal at Derby was added to in the last 7 minutes by Emma Kelly and substitute Eve Gatens.

Leicester City WFC went second after coming away from Wolves 4-3 winners, despite Wanderers levelling with 5 minutes left. Leigh Dugmore’s opener for City was cancelled out by Anna Price, Rachel Brown and Olivia Mitcham but the visitors 3-1 up, Leanne Robinson and Jade Cross pulled Wolves back to 3-3 before Rosie Axten’s late decider.

Huddersfield climbed to third with a 2-0 victory over Stoke, Kate Mallin bagging a brace, her second in the last minute.

Fylde are in the top half having beaten Bradford 2-1 away. Charlotte Stuart headed the Bantams in front, Natasha Flint replied and Sophie Charlton netted the winner in the dying minutes.

Charlotte Stuart scores for Bradford (paul2paulphotography)

West Brom rose to eighth after beating basement side Guiseley 3-1 with a Leanne Mitchell double. Nikki Berko nullified her first with a penalty but Hattie James restored Albion’s lead, before Mitchell scored again in added time.

Gurr and Graham get Addicks back on course

Southern leaders Charlton got back to winning ways when seeing off Coventry 2-0. Charltotte Gurr’s header on 16 minutes was followed up by Kit Graham netting on half-time.

Lewes came through 3-2 at Cardiff after trailing 2-1, to keep second spot. Cori Williams scored early and late in the first half, the second from a free-kick in off the crossbar, Kelly Newton having previously levelled. Newton pulled Lewes back on terms a second time and Georgia Bridges followed up a free-kick that hit the bar to win it for the Rookettes,

Third-placed C & K Basildon ran out 3-0 winners at Swindon, with all the goals after the interval. Angela Addison’s flick-header broke the deadlock, Therese Addison and then April Bowers also getting on the scoresheet.

Crystal Palace are up to fourth after a single-goal success over Gillingham at Priestfield Stadium. Gemma Bryan made the difference with a 14th-minute strike

QPR secured their fourth point in a 1-1 tie with Chichester but they were close to taking all three on the day. Katie Knell scored just 2 minutes in but Gemma Simmonds rescued a draw for City late on.

Saints win 6-5

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Loughborough Foxes put five past Rotherham to stay 4 points clear in Midlands Division 1, with Chloe Young getting a couple, Laura Dexter and Charlotte Cooper also on target. Second in the table TNS edged Steel City in an incredible eleven-goal thriller, as Laura Morris hit a second-half hat-trick. Third-placed Sheffield United rescued a point at home to Sporting Khalsa, despite scoring first through Jodie Hartley. Burton are a point behind Solihull with 3 games in hand after beating them 2-0 on their own patch, Yasmin Harris with two goals in as many second-half minutes. Radcliffe won 2-0 at Birmingham & West Midlands, goals from Beth Bailey and Georgia Gladwin. Long Eaton netted four times as they sent Leicester City Ladies to an eighth straight defeat.

Redgrave treble sends Brighouse top

Brighouse are new leaders in Northern Division 1 with a 3-1 scoreline over Leeds, Jodie Redgrave featuring with a 21-minute hat-trick as they replaced Hull at the top. Chorley leapfrogged Crewe when fighting back to send them to a 4-1 loss. Chester le Street gained ground on Bolton with the only goal against them, Katie Ellison scoring on the hour mark.

Stevenage sting leaders

Stevenage pulled off a fine 3-2 win away to South East table-toppers AFC Wimbledon, Nicole Emmings, Chloe Gunn and Ellie Searle their scorers. MK Dons are now just a point behind their rivals after a narrow win at Norwich, thanks to Amelia Hazard’s goal. Orient won 2-0 at Denham where Sophie Le Marchand and Belen Ripoll Douton found the net. Ipswich were 2-1 victors at Actonians, Zoe Cossey with a couple after Sinead Friel but the hosts ahead.  Cambridge climbed to fifth with a 7-0 result over Haringey, Emma Jenkins with a couple, likewise sub Laura Gibson. Luton and Enfield played out a goalless draw.

Argyle bring abrupt end to Keynsham’s 100% record

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Plymouth extended their perfect start by ending Keynsham’s in a 5-2 result, that has Argyle within 3 points of the South West top team. Kayley Lane got a couple for the Pilgrims, Katie Middleton, Tash Knapman and Phoebe Baker one each, Katie Cooke and Kerry Bartlett replying. It’s now 6 straight wins for newcomers Southampton WFC, Kellie Warren with the decisive odd goal in five at winless St Nicholas, who were down to 10 players at half time through illness and injury. Southampton Saints also won on the road, 3-1 over Maidenhead, Libby O’Dell, Emma King and Alisha Buckingham scoring in the last 35 minutes. Larkhall leapfrogged Poole when beating them 3-1 away and Brislington went one better when travelling to Cheltenham, striking twice in each half.