#FAWNL: AFC Basildon repeat weekend win over rivals Billericay Town

AFC Basildon go third in FA WNL DIvision 1 South East
Photo: AFC_Basildon

Ipswich Town hit double-figures in an FA Women’s National League local derby, AFC Basildon made it back-to-back wins over Billericay Town.

FA WNL results – Wednesday 19 February 

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

Doncaster Rovers Belles 3-1 Long Eaton United (Att: 119)
Lincoln City 2-3 Leicester United (Att: 83)
Solihull Moors 4-1 Leafield Athletic
Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-1 The New Saints (Att: 122)

DIVISION 1 NORTH

Leeds United 6-0 Bradford City (Att: 75)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

AFC Basildon 4-1 Billericay Town
AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Actonians (Att: 100)
Norwich City 0-10 Ipswich Town (Att: 325)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Buckland Athletic 2-5 Exeter City (Att: 79)

All other games postponed

Fixtures for Thursday 20 February (7.45pm)

NORTHERN PREMIER – Loughborough Foxes v Derby County (Holywell Sports Complex)
Sunderland v Middlesbrough (Eppleton CW FC)

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS – Birmingham & West Midlands v Bedworth United (Boldmere St Michaels FC)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST – Brislington v Cheltenham Town (Brislington Stadium, 7.30)

Wolves opened up a massive 13-point lead in Midlands Division 1 with a 5-1 defeat of TNS. All the goals came in the first half as Jamila Palmer struck twice, Natalie Widdall and Anna Morphet once each all in five minutes plus stoppage time before the break.

Doncaster Rovers and Leicester United moved closer to the top half of the table with a 3-1 win over Long Eaton and a hard-fought 3-2 victory at Lincoln City respectively. Nadia Khan, Jasmine Saxton and substitute Chloe Bethell netted for the Belles, as they climbed to seventh place.

Doncaster Rovers Belles made it three wins in a row
Doncaster made it three wins in a row. (Photo: @donnybelles)

Solihull Moors continued their fight to stay up, Kathryn Pagan bagging a brace in a 4-1 result over Leafield Athletic that puts them within four points of their visitors.

Leeds United hit Bradford City for six to cut Barnsley’s Division 1 North lead to two points, Rebecca Hunt scored twice as her side netted three times in each half.

Ipswich Town crushed Norwich City 10-0 in the East Anglian derby to stay top of Division 1 South East. It was 5-0 at half-time and Eloise King went on to complete a hat-trick, Lucy Egan and Natasha Thomas with a coupe each.

AFC Wimbledon remained second with a 2-0 result against Actonians achieved with a first-half Katie Stanley brace.

AFC Basildon jumped three places to third after repeating Sunday’s County Cup win over Billericay Town. They had to come from behind though, Kelly Wealthall with the equaliser before late converting a penalty, Poppy Binding and Courtney Clarke also on target.

Exeter City went third in the South West with a 5-2 success at Buckland Athletic, having gone five up within the hour.

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