#FAWNL: Barnsley Women back on top of Division 1 North

Barsnley were 3-0 winners at Durham Cestria
(Photo: Colin Lock)

Barnsley went top of The FA Women’s National League Division 1 North and results left the leadership of two other tables incredibly tight.

FA WNL results – 29 Sept

NORTHERN PREMIER

Burnley P-P Hull City
Fylde P-P Loughborough Foxes
Huddersfield Town 5-2 Derby County (Att: 137)
Middlesbrough 1-3 Stoke City (Att: 30)
Nottingham Forest 1-3 Sunderland (Att: 278)
Sheffield FC P-P West Bromwich Albion

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Chichester City P-P Watford
Crawley Wasps 3-1 Oxford United (Att: 125)
Hounslow P-P Keynsham Town
Milton Keynes Dons 1-5 Plymouth Argyle (Att: 1,109)
Portsmouth P-P Gillingham
Yeovil Town 1-1 Cardiff City LFC (Att: )

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

Burton Albion 1-4 Leafield Athletic (Att: 27)
Leicester United 1-3 Bedworth United (Att: 38)
Lincoln City 4-1 Solihull Moors (Att: 107)
Long Eaton United 1-1 The New Saints
Sporting Khalsa 3-4 Birmingham & West Midlands (Att: 48)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 7-2 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 138)

DIVISION 1 NORTH

Bolton Wanderers P-P Newcastle United
Bradford City P-P Liverpool Feds
Chester le Street Town 0-3 Chorley (Att: 30)
Durham Cestria 0-3 Barnsley (Att: 40)
Stockport County 4-4 Norton & Stockton Ancients
Leeds United 1-1 Brighouse Town (Att: 110)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

AFC Wimbledon 3-1 Enfield Town (Att: 90)
Ipswich Town 2-1 Billericay Town (Att: 247)
Leyton Orient 3-0 AFC Basildon
Norwich City 3-4 Cambridge City (Att: 104)
Stevenage 4-0 Cambridge United
Kent Football United P-P Actonians

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Brislington P-P Buckland Athletic
Cheltenham Town 3-2 Maidenhead United (Att: 89)
Southampton FC P-P Larkhall Athletic
Southampton Women’s 5-0 Poole Town (Att: 54)
Swindon Town 0-5 Chesham United

Stoke City won 3-0 at the changed venue of Middlesbrough College. (@scfc_women)

The leading trio in the Southern Premier all won but Sunderland had to come from behind as they stayed top with a 3-1 result at Nottingham Forest. Precious Hamilton’s opener was cancelled out by a deflected Grace McCatty effort, Katie Barker then truck from 25 yards and Bridget Gallloway sealed the points in the second half.

Kelsey Richardson scored twice and Hollie Gibson once as Stoke won 3-0 away to Middlesbrough, while there was a 17-minute hat-trick in the last quarter of the game for Huddersfield’s Kate Mallin in the 5-2 defeat of Derby.

Crawley kept the Southern Premier top spot by inflicting a first defeat upon Oxford, despite having Frankie Gibbs sent off 10 minutes from time. MK Dons got another four-figure crowd but Plymouth ran out 5-1 winners to go second. Yeovil’s Sarah Wiltshire put a penalty wide and Cardiff went ahead through Gwen Davies but Katie Jones replied as the game finished all square at 1-1.

Jade Cross, Alice Keitley and Jamilla Palmer each bagged a brace for Wolves as they sent Doncaster to a 7-2 defeat to go clear at the top of Division 1 Midlands, as Long Eaton were held by TNS.

Kathryn Smith’s second-half double helped Barnsley to a 3-0 result at fourth-placed Durham Cestria which returned them to the Division 1 North leadership. Morning leaders Brighouse had to settle for a point at third-placed Leeds.

The top three in Division 1 South East have nearly identical records, with Ipswich now matching Billericay’s points, goals for and against totals – although the Tractor Girls have a game in hand – and Orient third due to having scored just two goals less than the leading pair.

Just one goal separates Division 1 South West’s first and second sides, non-playing Southampton FC still lead from Southampton Women’s who put five past Poole.

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