The second of our runs through the County Women’s Leagues title contenders at the midway point of the season takes us from East Riding to Liverpool.
East Riding – While North Ferriby United go into the new year as leaders, Bridlington Rovers are favourites for the title due to their eight wins in a row.
Essex – Leigh Ramblers are three points clear of Frontiers in the Premier, Harlow Town Reserves are third. Billericay Town Reserves are being chased by Dagenham & Redbridge in Division 1 and Rayleigh Town are a third side to only have dropped three points.
Greater Manchester – High-scoring Salford City Lionesses lead Division 1 from Barr Hill. Tameside United are top in the second but with West Didsbury & Chorlton Reserves eyeing the leadership.
Gloucestershire – One point is all there is between Chipping Sodbury Town, Bristol & West Ladies and Abbeymead Rovers but the first two have games in hand, likewise fourth-placed Bristol Ladies Union. Bradley Stoke have ten wins from eleven in Divison 2 to keep them clear of Bristol Ladies Union Development and Cotswold Rangers, while Cheltenham Town U-18s lurk unbeaten in fourth spot.
Greater London – There’s three points between Division 1’s top trio, with Sutton United leading from Clapham United and Leyton Orient Development. Walton Casuals are eight points ahead of Enfield Town in 2 North, Crystal Palace Development just two points above Comets in 2 South. East London are in danger of losing their position at the top of 3 North to Watford Girls and in 3 South Baldon Sports lead from Walton Casuals Reserves with South East Parakeets well placed to go above both.
Hampshire – Rushmoor are goal-difference in front of AFC Bournemouth Development but Bournemouth Sports have games in hand with only two points less. United Services Portsmouth’s second division leadership in in danger from Gosport Falcons as well as AFC Bedhampton Village.
Isle of Man – Peel have won all their games in the first half of the campaign, Douglas Royal are second having lost once in five fixtures.
Jersey – Unbeaten JTC Jersey Wanderers are five points in front of second in the table St Lawrence.
Lancashire – Early days in the Premier but Sir Tom Finney Development have won all four games to be five points above Burnley Belvedere. Penrith have the Championship pole position ahead of Barrowford Celtic and Nelson, while Accrington Sports Reserves have games in hand. League One leaders Stanwix are three points ahead of both Darwen Youth and Bury Reserves.
Leicestershire – AFC Leicester and Asfordby Amateurs are well clear of the rest but Beaumont Park can close the gap by winning their three games in hand.
Lincolnshire – Appleby Frodingham are one point better off than HBW United, while Cleethorpes Town can overtake both of them having played two games fewer.
Liverpool – Liverpool Feds Development are eleven points clear but both University of Liverpool and BRNESC have sufficient games in hand with which to overhaul them.