Exeter City Women and Sporting Khalsa promoted to third tier

Sporting Khalsa FAWNL Division One Midlands champions
Sporting Khalsa – FA WNL Division One Midlands champions. (Photo: Julian Barker)

Ten-player Exeter City drew with AFC Bournemouth to win the FA WNL Division 1 South West, Sporting Khalsa clinched the Midlands top spot.


Burnley 0-2 Derby County
Halifax 6-1 AFC Fylde (Att: 146)
Huddersfield Town 3-3 Stourbridge (Att: 106)
Liverpool Feds 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Nottingham Forest 2-0 Stoke City (Att: 590)
West Bromwich Albion 0-4 Newcastle United (Att: 350)

West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United, FA Women's national League
West Brom were beaten at home by champions Newcastle United. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Nottingham Forest beat Stoke City to secure third place, Wolves having to settle for fourth despite victory at Liverpool Feds. Derby defeat Burnley at Turf Moor to finish seventh, Halifax hit Fylde for six and end up in the top half.


Cardiff City Ladies 1-2 Oxford United (Att: 202)
Chatham Town 2-3 Rugby Borough
Cheltenham Town 0-3 Hashtag United
Ipswich Town 0-1 Billericay Town (Att: 873)
Plymouth Argyle 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 270)
Portsmouth 10-1 London Bees (Att: 1,350)

Rugby Borough’s 3-2 win at Chatham saw them take third spot, Ipswich Town beat Billericay to finish fourth with a big goal-difference lead over Oxford United, who had won at Cardiff.


Boldmere St Michaels 2-1 Sutton Coldfield Town (Att: 275)
Leek Town 0-5 Solihull Moors (Att: 56)
Lincoln City 1-3 Loughborough Lightning
Northampton Town 4-0 Notts County (Att: 1,098)
Peterborough United 1-1 Leafield Athletic (Att: 255)
Sheffield FC 1-3 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 125)

Northampton Town v Notts County - FA Women's National League Division One Midlands
Jade Bell of Northampton Town who scored a hat-trick against Notts County. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Sporting Khalsa are champions after a 3-1 victory at Sheffield FC, who are now relegated. Loughborough Lightning were 19 behind the winners having won by the same score at Lincoln City. Peterborough were held at home by Leafield – who are now safe – but claimed third position on goal-difference from Boldmere.


Barnsley WFC 3-2 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 312)
Chorley 1-1 Durham Cestria (Att: 98)
FC United of Manchester 1-6 Hull City (Att: 205)
Leeds United 0-2 Chester le Street Town (Att: 178)
Middlesbrough 0-2 York City (Att: 493)
Norton & Stockton Ancients 0-2 Stockport County (Att: 65)

Chester le Street pulled off a 2-0 win at Leeds United but were still relegated, as York City did even better with a similar result at Middlesbrough. Durham Cestria pipped Barnsley to third by two goals following their draw at Chorley and the Tykes’ 3-2 defeat of Doncaster. Stockport’s win at Norton meant that they took fifth position from Leeds.


AFC Wimbledon 2-1 Actonians (Att: 2,686)
Ashford Town 1-0 Norwich City
Cambridge City 1-2 Worthing
Cambridge United 2-2 Chesham United (Att: 92)
Haywards Heath Town 1-3 London Seaward
Queens Park Rangers 5-5 AFC Sudbury (Att: 124)

AFC Wimbledon celebrated their title with a win in front of well over 2,500 at Plough Lane, Ashford Town downed runners-up Norwich City and finish fifth by a margin of three goals on QPR, who had an incredible 5-5 draw with AFC Sudbury.


Exeter City 1-1 AFC Bournemouth (Att: 800)
Keynsham Town 2-1 Bridgwater United
Moneyfields 3-2 Abingdon United (Att: 35)
Portishead Town 3-1 Selsey (Att: 42)
Southampton Women 1-2 Maidenhead United
Torquay United 4-5 Swindon Town

Exeter City came from behind to level against AFC Bournemouth and hold on for the draw, despite being reduced to ten players with a red card 10 minutes from time. The Grecians pipped the Cherries to the championship by two points, even though both sides remained unbeaten. Torquay were left heartbroken in their bid to stay up, a win would have saved them with Southampton Women’s loss but they narrrowly lost out in a nine-goal thriller to Swindon.

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