Burnley Women runners-up after Halifax beat Nottingham Forest

Halifax continued  impressive recent form in the FA Women's National League.
Halifax added an impressive win over Nottingham Forest to their recent draw with champions Newcastle United. (Sean Chandler / SPP)

Burnley were declared FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division runners-up after Nottingham Forest’s midweek loss at Halifax.

Northern Premier Division

Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-1 Derby County (Att: 251)

Olivia Fergusson, Beth Merrick and Tammi George all scored to give Wolves a 3-0 interval lead over Derby, Camille Jenkins pulled one back for the Rams, only for Amber Hughes to make it 4-1 and Merrick get her second of the night with a penalty.

Division 1 South East

Queens Park Rangers 3-3 London Seaward (Att: 102)

London Seaward levelled three times to hold QPR 3-3, the last equaliser coming deep into stoppage time.

Kasha Pettit netted the rebound from Courtnay Ward-Chambers parried shot, following the first set-back Ward-Chambers restored the lead from outside the box. The visitors got their second on 73 minutes and even though Emilia Nygaard-Parsons swiftly got Rangers’ third, they were pegged back again at the end.

Division 1 South West

Portishead Town 0-4 Bridgwater United (Att: 62)

Ellie-Mae Bell had Bridgwater one up away to Portishead at the break, Chloe Snook doubled the advantage with a penalty, Hollie Tappin and Fi Barry later adding one apiece.

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Northern Premier Division

Halifax 2-1 Nottingham Forest (Att: 118)

Halifax’s victory over Nottingham Forest means that Burnley finish as runners-up. Freya Thomas had given Forest an early lead but Ellie White levelled with a 75th-minute penalty and Meg Boydell rifled in the winner that lifted her side into eighth place.

Division 1 South West

Moneyfields 1-2 AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth went top by one point but from one more game than title-rivals Exeter City. Kenni Thompson’s opener was cancelled out by Moneyfields’ Kau’inohea Taylor but Molly Barron-Clark netted a first-half winner for the Cherries.

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