Charlton Athletic’s lead in the FA WPL Southern Division was cut after their defeat at C & K Basildon, while Middlesbrough extended their advantage at the top of the Northern.
Sunday 29th October
FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE
Nottingham Forest 1-5 Middlesbrough (Att: 106)
Stoke City 1-1 Blackburn Rovers (Att: 104)
Wolverhampton Wanderers P-P Derby County
C & K Basildon 2-1 Charlton Athletic (Att: 87)
Lewes 7-0 Swindon Town (Att: 102)
Portsmouth 0-2 Coventry United (Att: 104)
MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Leicester City LFC 1-3 Birmingham & West Midlands (Att: 45)
Long Eaton United 2-0 Rotherham United (Att: 52)
Solihull Moors 0-4 The New Saints (Att: 45)
Sporting Khalsa 1-4 Loughborough Foxes (Att: 20)
NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Chorley 5-1 Barnsley (Att: 53)
Leeds United 0-2 Liverpool Marshalls Feds (Att: 108)
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Cambridge United 2-1 Norwich City (Att: 45)
Denham United 5-0 Haringey Borough (Att: 66)
Enfield Town 0-1 AFC Wimbledon (Att: 30)
Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Luton Town (Att: 85)
Stevenage 2-1 Actonians (Att: 25)
SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Basingstoke Town 0-10 Keynsham Town (Att: 20)
Brislington 1-5 Southampton WFC (Att: 56)
Larkhall Athletic 1-0 Maidenhead United (Att: 45)
Southampton Saints 0-0 Poole Town (Att: 22)
Boro extend lead over Blackburn
Middlesbrough moved five points clear in the Northern Division, Emily Scarr hitting a hat-trick, Bianca Owens and Emma Foster one each in a 5-1 result at Nottingham Forest, who had levelled through Sammy Conroy.
Stoke held second-placed Blackburn to a draw with both goals scored in the first quarter off the match. Kaylea Cunliffe gave Rovers the lead but Emily Owen soon rifled in the equaliser.
Charlton’s lead cut
C & K Basildon are third after sending Southern leaders Charlton to their second defeat. Goals from Angela Addison and April Bowers had the hosts two up at half-time and although Charlotte Gurr replied at the start of the second period, the points remained in Essex.
Lewes are four points behind the table-toppers following their 7-0 sinking of Swindon, which featured seven different goalscorers. Rebecca Carter, Charlotte Owen and Avilla Bergin made it 3-0 by the interval, Rachel Palmer and Danielle Lane adding one each, as did subs Darcey James and Sarah Kempson.
Coventry climbed to fourth with a 2-0 victory at Portsmouth. Jade Formaston struck the opening goal after the interval and into the last 20 minutes, Maz Gauntlett’s ball was met by a smart finish from Amber Hughes.
Foxes go four points clear
Loughborough Foxes’ Eva Rogers bagged a brace off the bench in a 4-1 result at Sporting Khalsa that moved them four points clear in the Midlands title race. TNS leapfrogged Solihull Moors into second when defeating them with a couple each from Kimberley Bebbington and Sophie Davies. Birmingham & West Midlands were 3-1 winners at Leicester City LFC, where Charlotte Fisher got all their goals. Managerless Long Eaton doubled their points tally with a 2-0 win over Rotherham, Jade Arber and Vicki Adam on target.
Feds on Tigers’ tail
Liverpool Feds went level on points with Northern Division 1 top team Hull, as second-half goals from Sasha Rowe and Roisin Havelin earned them the points at Leeds. Chorley went ahead of Barnsley on goal-difference after defeating them 5-1, Rachel Wood, Scarlett Smith, Lisa Topping and Vicky Coope their scorers.
Stanley sticks away late Dons’ decider
Katie Stanley’s goal 4 minutes from time gave Wimbledon the win at Enfield that sent them four points ahead of the rest in the South East. MK Dons matched them with a 2-1 success over Luton, Laura Mills bagging a first-half brace before Jo Rutherford replied with a penalty. Cambridge climbed into the top half with a narrow 2-1 win against Norwich. The Canaries’ early lead was short-lived as Amy Howlett immediately levelled and Lauren Cartwright got what proved to be a 40th-minute decider. Stevenage are a point behind Actonians after Leah Littlechild and substitute Kristi Burling scored, the west London side having gone ahead with a second-half spot-kick. Denham doubled their victory count with five unanswered goals past Haringey, including a Jenny Banfield brace.
Keynsham crush Basingstoke
Keynsham made it eight straight wins when netting double-figures at Basingstoke to stretch their South West leadership to six points, Kerry Bartlett dominant with a double hat-trick. Southampton WFC have now won all their five FA WPL fixtures following a 5-1 result at Brislington, where subs Sheree Bell-Jack and Cassie Thorp both netted. Southampton Saints were held to a goalless draw by Poole, while Larkhall edged ahead of Maidenhead by beating them with the game’s only goal.