FA Women’s National League: Four-goal Forest lead Northern Premier

Burnley 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Burnley and Wolverhampton Wanderers drew 1-1. (Photo @WolvesWomen)

Nottingham Forest continued a winning start to their FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division campaign.


AFC Fylde 0-4 Newcastle United (Att: 150)
Burnley 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Halifax 3-3 Stourbridge (Att: 107)
Liverpool Feds 3-2 Derby County (Att: 101)
Stoke City 4-0 Huddersfield Town
West Bromwich Albion 1-4 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest are the only side in the Northern Premier on maximum points from two games, while Newcastle United’s delayed start was winning one at Fylde. Wolves drew at Burnley, after Leah Embley’s opener was soon cancelled out by Anna Morphet’s spectacular free-kick. Stourbridge picked up their first-ever point at this level when sharing six goals at Halifax, Katie Anderson got the decider as Liverpool Feds edged Derby County 3-2.


Billericay Town 2-3 Rugby Borough
Cheltenham Town 3-2 London Bees (Att: 104)
Ipswich Town 7-1 Plymouth Argyle (Att: 534)
Milton Keynes Dons 3-0 Chatham Town (Att: 348)
Oxford United 1-2 Hashtag United (Att: 140)
Portsmouth 9-0 Cardiff City LFC

Portsmouth, Ipswich Town, Rugby Borough and Hashtag United all made in two wins from two in the Southern Premier, Pompey with a nine-goal victory featuring a late Dani Lane hat-trick. Rugby came from two down in the second half to win at Billericay Town,


Boldmere St Michaels 1-3 Leafield Athletic
Loughborough Lightning 3-0 Northampton Town (Att: 89)
Notts County 3-3 Sheffield FC (Att: 181)
Peterborough United 4-2 Sutton Coldfield Town (Att: 283)
Solihull Moors 0-2 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 50)
Leek Town 2-2 Lincoln City (Att: 40)

Sporting Khalsa’s 2-0 win at Solihull Moors left them as the one Midlands Division side still with a 100% record. Lincoln City substitute Cassie Steward grabbed a 94th-minute leveller at Leek Town.

Loughborough Lightning 3-0 Northampton Town
Loughborough Lightning 3-0 Northampton Town. (Photo: Andy Smith)


Chester le Street Town 0-3 Barnsley (Att: 60)
Chorley 1-0 York City (Att: 85)
Doncaster Rovers Belles 1-3 Leeds United (Att: 309)
Durham Cestria 0-1 Stockport County (Att: 65)
FC United of Manchester 0-0 Norton & Stockton Ancients (Att: 126)
Hull City 4-1 Middlesbrough

Barnsley, Hull City and Leeds United are a Yorkshire one-two-three at the top of Division 1 North, all with six points from two games, Helen Lynskey netting a treble for the Tigresses. Mel Ball got the sole goal as Chorley edged York City, Jess Gillin contributing similarly for Stockport County at Durham Cestria.

Chorley 1-0 York City
Chorley edged York City 1-0. (Photo: John Shirras)


AFC Wimbledon 5-3 Queens Park Rangers (Att: 823)
Actonians 4-0 Cambridge City
Ashford Town 6-1 AFC Sudbury (Att: 45)
Cambridge United 4-0 Haywards Heath Town (Att: 85)
Norwich City 2-2 London Seaward (Att: 301)
Worthing 5-1 Chesham United

Six-goal Ashford Town lead the South East on six points aided by an Alissa Down hat-trick, Norwich City drew with London Seaward with the sides second and third respectively. There were winning starts for Worthing and AFC Wimbledon, Becki Bath scoring four for the former, the latter after a 5-3 London derby win over QPR at Plough Lane.


AFC Bournemouth 3-1 Bridgwater United
Exeter City 3-1 Swindon Town (Att: 250)
Maidenhead United 5-0 Selsey (Att: 111)
Portishead Town 1-4 Abingdon United (Att: 46)
Southampton Women 0-1 Keynsham Town (Att: 45)
Torquay United 2-5 Moneyfields (Att: 102)

AFC Bournemouth, Maidenhead United (helped by Simone O’Brien’s treble) and Exeter City have all won both their games to date, Moneyfields kicked off with a 5-2 success at Torquay United, while Abingdon United picked up their first points in the league.

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