Burnley and Newcastle continue unbeaten FA Women’s National League form

FA Womens National League - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burnley - New Bucks Head
Burnley beat Wolverhampton Wanderers at New Bucks Head. (Natalie Mincher/SPP)

Burnley and Newcastle United both continued their unbeaten runs in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division.


Derby County A-A Liverpool Feds (abandoned due to serious injury)
Huddersfield Town 2-1 Stoke City (Att: 89)
Newcastle United 7-0 Halifax (Att: 2,200)
Nottingham Forest 3-0 West Bromwich Albion (Att: 347)
Stourbridge 2-1 AFC Fylde (Att: 136)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Burnley (Att: 522)

Seven-goal Newcastle stayed five points clear watched by a crowd of over 2,000 who saw Katie Barker hit a hat-trick, Burnley came from behind to win at fourth-placed Wolves with a Leah Embley strike and the Clarets still have a game in hand on the leaders. Nottingham Forest moved further clear of Wolves when defeating West Brom. Stourbridge moved into the top half of the table, overtaking Stoke City who lost at next-to-bottom Huddersfield Town whose Beth Ibbotson got the decider. Derby went 2-1 up against Liverpool Feds late on but the game was abandoned when County’s Megan Tinsley dislocated her ankle.

Newcastle United 7-0 Halifax
Newcastle United scored seven against Halifax. (Photo: Colin Lock)


Billericay Town 0-1 Portsmouth (Att: 337)
Cardiff City LFC 2-2 London Bees (Att: 145)
Cheltenham Town 0-4 Rugby Borough (Att: 159)
Ipswich Town 0-1 Oxford United (Att: 480)
Milton Keynes Dons 2-3 Hashtag United
Plymouth Argyle 3-3 Chatham Town (Att: 115)

Hashtag United remained top by three points with a 3-2 win at MK Dons thanks to a stoppage-time own-goal, Portsmouth substitute Ali Hall got the only goal at Billericay. Third-placed Rugby Borough scored four at Cheltenham, Oxford United are level on points with fourth-in-the-table Ipswich Town, where Vita Budaieva made a late breakthrough before the hosts had a player sent off. There were away draws for the bottom two; Chatham sharing six goals with Plymouth and London Bees holding Cardiff City Ladies.


Boldmere St Michaels 2-1 Peterborough United (Att: 151)
Leafield Athletic 1-2 Lincoln City
Loughborough Lightning 2-2 Solihull Moors
Notts County 0-5 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 68)
Sutton Coldfield Town 1-0 Sheffield FC (Att: 47)
Leek Town 3-0 Northampton Town (Att: 58)

Solihull Moors held leaders Loughborough Lightning away from home, Boldmere St Michaels leapfrogged Peterborough United into second place by beating them 2-1. Sporting Khalsa climbed to fourth with five goal at Notts County, Northampton Town slipping behind them on goal-difference after defeat at Leek Town.

Loughborough Lightning 2-2 Solihull Moors
Loughborough Lightning v Solihull Moors. (Photo: Andy Smith)


Barnsley WFC 5-3 Chester le Street Town (Att: 145)
Leeds United 4-2 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 310)
Middlesbrough 2-0 Hull City (Att: 268)
Norton & Stockton Ancients P-P FC United of Manchester
Stockport County 1-2 Durham Cestria (Att: 75)
York City P-P Chorley

Emily Pierrepont bagged a crucial brace as Barnsley WFC saw off Chester le Street 5-3 to move six points clear. Middlesbrough are level on points with second-placed Hull City whom they beat 2-0. Leeds United are fourth following a 4-2 victory over Doncaster Rovers Belles, Durham Cestria closed in on fifth-placed Stockport County whom they won 2-1 away to.


AFC Sudbury 3-4 Ashford Town (Att: )
Cambridge City 1-2 Actonians (Att: 57)
Chesham United 2-4 Worthing (Att: 45)
Haywards Heath Town 2-2 Cambridge United (Att: 114)
London Seaward P-P Norwich City
Queens Park Rangers 2-7 AFC Wimbledon (Att: 143)

AFC Wimbledon led QPR 1-0 at the break but ran out 7-2 victors as Ashlee Hincks enjoyed a five-goal haul, the Dons stepping three points clear of second-placed Norwich City. Worthing gained ground on the Canaries, AFC Sudbury won a seven-goal thriller, Actonians were victorious on the road and there was just a fourth point gained by Haywards Heath.


Abingdon United 1-2 Portishead Town
Bridgwater United P-P AFC Bournemouth
Keynsham Town P-P Southampton Women
Moneyfields P-P Torquay United
Selsey 0-8 Maidenhead United (Att: 80)
Swindon Town 1-6 Exeter City (Att: 120)

Exeter City’s tenth straight win came at Swindon Town, as they replaced AFC Bournemouth in pole position. Maidenhead and Portishead both won away for their third victories of the campaign.

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