Derby go second in FA Women’s National League

Stoke City 1-2 Derby County
Stoke City and Derby County battle for the ball. (@TerriLeePhotos)

Derby County climbed above Wolves to go second in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division.

Northern Premier Division

Nottingham Forest 4-0 Boldmere St Michaels (Att: 421)
Stoke City 1-2 Derby County (Att: 52)

Charlotte Greengrass’s hat-trick helped Nottingham Forest move five points clear with four goals against Boldmere, who are in the relegation zone on goal-difference. Derby’s win at Stoke came with Emily Joyce’s 84th-minute effort and lifted them up to second place.

Southern Premier Division

Portsmouth 2-0 Cheltenham Town (Att: 362)
Watford 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 263)

Portsmouth opened up a four-point lead with victory over Cheltenham, Ali Hall scoring on her full debut and Sophie Quirk making sure late on. Watford defeated MK Dons to go second, despite having fallen behind, Faye Brough with an 89th-minute winner.

Division 1 Midlands

Long Eaton United 0-5 Sheffield FC
Sporting Khalsa 3-0 Leek Town (Att: 40)

Sporting Khalsa went level on points with second-placed Doncaster Rovers Belles after beating Leek,  Steph Weston bagging a hat-trick. Matilda Hallas-Potts got a double in Sheffield FC’s five-goal win at lowly Long Eaton.

Division 1 North

Bradford City 2-1 Chorley (Att: 39)
Hull City 3-0 Merseyrail (Att: 201)

Hull hit fifth spot by beating Merseyrail, who slip to the bottom due to Bradford City’s victory over Chorley. The Tigresses goals came from Hope Knight, Liberty Bott and Tillie Oxley.

Division 1 South East

Hounslow P-P Cambridge City
London Seaward 4-0 Chesham United (Att: 28)

London Seaward’s Maddy Solow scored a brace in the defeat of Chesham, which put them second in the table.

Division 1 South West

AFC Bournemouth 2-1 Exeter City
Portishead Town 1-3 Swindon Town (Att: 84)
Selsey 4-3 Keynsham Town (Att: 50)
Southampton Women 2-0 Larkhall Athletic (Att: 60)

AFC Bournemouth downed leaders Exeter City, with Pearl Mortimer and Molly Gladwell getting the Cherries’ goals

Rachel Daly at the double as England Women defeat Italy

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