Draycott, Gainsborough, Netherton and Redcar win County Leagues

Draycott Victoria won the Derbyshire League
Photo: @DraycottVictoriaLFC

Of the ten new Women’s County divisional winners this week, Draycott Victoria, Gainsborough Trinity and Redcar Town Reserves are league champions.

Draycott Victoria are Derbyshire League champions after Borrowash Victoria lost to Belper Town. Draycott then won 2-0 away to Sandiacre Town, who sit second in Division 1.

Redcar Town Reserves were unbeaten in tying up the North Riding League title. A 5-1 result over second-placed Poppleton also meant they were beyond the reach of Thornaby.

Redcar Town Reserves won the North Riding League
Photo: @RedcarTown_Res

Gainsborough Trinity made sure of the Lincolnshire League title after holding the leadership on the last day. With a big advantage in terms of goal-difference on rivals Lincoln United Development, the championship was as good as theirs. A 9-2 scoreline against Barton United cemented Trinity’s position, with Alice Hill on target four times.

Netherton have won the Cambridgeshire League with a so-far perfect record and two games to spare. Six points from Sunday’s Division 1 double-header with Cambridge University meant that Cardea could no longer catch them. Yasmin Green bagged a brace in a 5-0 win and also found the net in the 2-1 victory. Netherton can make it a double when they meet Leverington Sports in the League Cup final at Ely City FC on 8 May.

Macclesfield FC are promoted to the Cheshire Premier after securing top spot in the Championship East Division. They ran out 11-0 winners at Altrincham Hale on Sunday and finish four points ahead of Stockport County Development.

AFC Kesgrave topped the Suffolk Championship on goal-difference, after winning their last game 8-0 against Leiston St Margarets. They knew a win would be enough, as their goals record was already superior to that of Henley Athletic who had won 4-0 in midweek.

AFC Kesgrave won the Suffolk Championship
Photo: AFC Kesgrave

Everett Rovers had a walkover against Watton which clinched them the Beds & Herts Division 2 title, as the points took them out of reach for both Evergreen and Kempston Rovers.

Everett Rovers won the Beds & Herts League Division 2
Photo: Everett Rovers FC

Thurmaston DPC took top spot in the Leicestershire Division 2 on the final day, with victory in the title-decider against Marlborough Rovers. They had to take all three points to be champions and managed that with a 4-o result, in which Jade Benford hit a hat-trick.

Thurmaston PDC won leicestershire Division 2
Photo: Thurmaston PDC FC

Atherton Laburnum Rovers U-18s won Greater Manchester League Division 2 after a walkover but a recent 5-1 success at second-placed AFC Bolton was fairly decisive.

Barton United were winners of Thames Valley Counties Division 3 West with two games to spare. They sealed the top spot with a 9-0 defeat of Tower Hill, Zeriah Sutton with a hat-trick as they overtook East Oxford who had finished their fixtures.

Barton United won Thames Valley Counties Division 3 West
Photo: @barton_ladies

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