The first of our festive runs through the title-contenders in the many Women’s County Leagues takes us from Beds & Herts to Durham.
Beds & Herts
Colney Heath hold the Premier Division top spot by four points from Garston, who have a game in hand, while Garston Mets top Division 1 by two points from Biggleswade United Blues but unbeaten Flitwick Eagles are well-placed. Real Bedford Development lead Division 2 by three points from both EB Lions and Buntingford Town, although it is fourth-placed Letchworth Garden City Eagles who can catch the top side. Woburn & Wavendon Lionesses have won all eight games so far in Division 3, keeping them clear of Bury Rangers, Dunstable Town and Bedwell Rangers.
Bournville are in pole position in the Premier with only two points dropped from a possible 27, pursued by Coundon Court Devs, Sutton United and Solihull Moors Foundation. Coton Green boast ten straight wins in Division 1, as Tipton Town, Leafield Athletic Lynx, Gornal Athletic, AFC Chelmsley and Coundon Court Reds all struggle to keep in touch with them.
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Whittlesey Athletic have nine wins from nine in the top flight and are ten points clear of second-placed Real Bedford Reserves, compared to whom Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds are a little better placed. Godmanchester Town have also won their opening nine matches in Division 2, to sit six points ahead of Chatteris Town Lillies. South Lincolnshire Swifts are unbeaten in Division 3 and two points better off than Isleham United, with Willingham Wolves in contention too.
There is just one point between the Premier’s top three, Macclesfield FC goal-difference ahead of AFC Crewe, followed by Chester Devs. Wirral United are without defeat at the top of the Championship, while Newton-Le-Willows, Timperley Villa and Egerton all have games in hand with which to challenge the leaders.
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RNAS Culdrose are top of Division 1 by a single point from St Agnes, who have a game in hand. Both Biscovey and FXSU (Falmouth Exeter Students Union) have won all but one game in Division 2 but it is Lanner who hold the leadership, with Wendron United just three points behind.
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The league’s spring/summer season was won by an unbeaten Whitehaven by six points from Newlaithes, with Xtreme Fitness and Workington Diamonds each a further point behind.
Draycott Villa lead Division 1 but can be caught by Pride Park with their games in hand, while Wirksworth have played fewer fixtures still and won all of them. Duffield Dynamo are top of Division 2 by three points from Shirebrook Rangers and Belper Town Devs with a game in hand, while Buxton are the side without a defeat.
Budleigh Salterton have a four-point advantage over Plympton at the top of the Premier, Honiton Town lead the North/West Division by a single point from Appledore who have a game in hand, Horrabridge Rangers’ South/West leadership is threatened by Signal Box Oak Villa who are just a point behind from two games fewer.
Wimborne Town are top with just two points dropped from a possible 30 so far, putting them six clear of Longfleet Lionesses, while third-placed Poole Town Reserves are in a better position to challenge.
League One leaders, Chester le Street Amazons are only goal-difference in front of Darlington but from four games fewer, with Chester le Street Town Devs four points behind both. Darlington Spraire are unbeaten at the top of League Two, Newton Aycliffe trailing by four points but with a game in hand. Bishop Auckland Reserves have won nine of their ten games in the Development Division, to sit a dozen points ahead of Seaton Carew, who have three matches to make up. The Recreational Division has Castle United and Hebburn Town with 100% records, Hetton two points short of the leading pair.