FA Women’s National League: Forest go clear, Pompey exert pressure 

Liverpool Feds 2-4 Derby County
Derby County won at Liverpool Feds. (@TerriLeePhotos)

Nottingham Forest go clear in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier, Portsmouth put pressure on Southern leaders Oxford United.

Northern Premier Division

Boldmere St Michaels 1-2 Brighouse Town (Att: 100)
Huddersfield Town 0-3 Nottingham Forest (Att: 93)
Liverpool Feds 2-4 Derby County (Att: 110)

Nottingham Forest went three point clear at the top, Huddersfield had Lauren Joyce sent-off after 75 minutes. Derby are up to third, Lucy Sowerby’s race saw Brighouse leapfrog Boldmere into ninth spot.

Southern Premier Division

Billericay Town 0-4 Cheltenham Town
Bridgwater United 1-2 Portsmouth
Crawley Wasps 0-1 London Bees

Portsmouth moved within two points of leaders Oxford United, coming from behind to win with a brace from Anaisa Harney. Cheltenham closed in on fifth-placed Billericay with a clear away victory over them.

Division 1 Midlands

Doncaster Rovers Belles 0-0 Solihull Moors
Leafield Athletic 3-0 Sheffield FC (Att: 62)
Peterborough United 8-0 Long Eaton United (Att: 362)
Wem Town 0-2 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 52)
Leek Town 3-2 Lincoln City (Att: 37)

Doncaster drew 0-0 with second-placed Solihull, to move third on goal-difference, Tara Kirk hit a 23-minute hat-trick for eight-goal Peterborough.

Division 1 North

Bradford City 0-5 Stockport County (Att: 24)
Durham Cestria 4-1 Barnsley (Att: 60)
Merseyrail 0-2 York City

Durham Cestria extended their lead to seven points, Stockport went up to third.

Division 1 South East

Actonians 9-0 Chesham United (Att: 50)
Ashford Town 8-2 Cambridge City (Att: 45)
London Seaward 3-0 Norwich City (Att: 97)
Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Cambridge United

Actonians advanced to second position, London Seaward are one point short of Norwich after defeating them.

Division 1 South West

AFC St Austell 1-3 Selsey (Att: 59)
AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Keynsham Town (Att: 124)
Exeter City 5-1 Southampton Women’s (Att: 235)
Maidenhead United 5-1 Portishead Town (abandoned due to serious injury)
Moneyfields 3-1 Larkhall Athletic (Att: 40)

Exeter rose to second as they saw off Southampton Women’s and Bournemouth went down to Keynsham.

League Cup Quarter-Final

Watford 5-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Helen Ward netted twice to help Watford through to the semi-finals, where they will host Wolves or Huddersfield on 5 March.

League Plate Quarter-Final

Hull City 1-2 Stourbridge

Stourbridge won through to a home semi-final with Crawley Wasps on 19 February, Niamh Deasy with the winner.

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