FAWNL: Billericay Town and Liverpool Feds promoted

Over 22,000 watched Newcastle United Women
Brooke Cochrane scores a penalty for Newcastle United in front of over 22,000 at St James Park. (Richard Callis/Sports Press Photo)

Billericay Town and Liverpool Feds won FA Women’s National League titles, Newcastle United missed out but were watched by over 22,000.

Northern Premier Division

Burnley P-P Middlesbrough
Nottingham Forest 0-0 Brighouse Town (Att: 179)
Sheffield FC 0-2 Derby County
Stoke City 2-0 West Bromwich Albion (Att: 168)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 Loughborough Lightning (Att: 335)

A draw for Nottingham Forest was enough to lift them two places to fourth, Stoke took ninth places with their win over West Brom taking them above Loughborough, who lost at champions Wolves.

Southern Premier Division

Bridgwater United 5-0 Hounslow (Att: 203)
Chichester & Selsey 2-1 Crawley Wasps (Att: 72)
Gillingham 0-1 Oxford United (Att: 62)
London Bees 2-2 Plymouth Argyle (Att: 64)
Milton Keynes Dons 5-0 Keynsham Town
Portsmouth 1-0 Ipswich Town (Att: 289)
Southampton FC 4-1 Cardiff City LFC

Oxford United seal runners-up spot
Oxford United celebrate their winner at Gillingham. (Sam Mallia/Sports Press Photo)

Oxford United clinched the runners-up spot with the only goal at Gillingham from Carly Johns, Ipswich had to settle for third after defeat at Portsmouth. MK Dons stayed up after beating Keynsham but Cardiff’s defeat at champions Southampton saw them go down.

Division 1 Midlands

Leafield Athletic 2-1 Burton Albion
Lincoln City P-P Wem Town
Long Eaton United 4-1 Leek Town (Att: 75)
Peterborough United 2-5 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 80)
Solihull Moors 1-3 Doncaster Rovers Belles

Doncaster took second place with an away win over Solihull Moors, Sporting Khalsa’s 5-2 win at Peterborough saw them advance two places to sixth.

Division 1 North

Alnwick Town 0-4 Newcastle United (Att: 22,134)
Chester le Street Town 1-5 Leeds United (Att: 39)
Chorley 2-2 Norton & Stockton Ancients (Att: 110)
Liverpool Feds 6-1 FC United of Manchester (Att: 175)
Stockport County 1-5 Durham Cestria

Newcastle United won in front of a 22,000 crowd at St James’ Park but Liverpool Feds clinched the title, sending FC United down in the process. Durham Cestria secured a fifth-placed finish with a 5-1 win on the road, Leeds ending just behind them after a similar result.

Division 1 South East

AFC Wimbledon 8-0 Cambridge United (Att: 143)
Actonians 5-1 Cambridge City (Att: 70)
Billericay Town 4-0 London Seaward (Att: 336)
Kent Football United 0-3 Enfield Town (Att: 71)
Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Norwich City (Att: 501)

Billericay snatched the title from Hashtag United in their final game, which was their tenth straight league win. QPR beat Norwich in Loftus Road to ensure fourth position, ahead of West London rivals Actonians.

Division 1 South West

Exeter City 1-0 Southampton Women (Att: 120)

Exeter City took third spot off Southampton Women, Connie Pengelly with the game’s only goal.

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