#FAWNL: Blackburn Rovers Ladies complete League & Cup double

Photo: John Shirras / BRLFC

Blackburn Rovers added the League Cup to their FAWNL Northern Premier title, while Cardiff City LFC finished runners-up in the Southern Premier.

FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE results 27/28 April

LEAGUE CUP FINAL

Crawley Wasps 0-3 Blackburn Rovers

NORTHERN PREMIER

Derby County 1-0 Sheffield FC (Att: 117)
Doncaster Rovers Belles 2-3 Fylde
Huddersfield Town 5-2 Guiseley Vixens (Att: 108)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Chichester City 3-0 Queens Park Rangers (Att: 50)
Loughborough Foxes 5-0 Gillingham (Att: 33)
Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Cardiff City LFC
Plymouth Argyle 2-5 Coventry United (Att: 83)
Portsmouth 0-2 Oxford United (Att: 126)
Watford 3-1 C&K Basildon (Att: 131)

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

Burton Albion 0-6 West Bromwich Albion (Att: 60)
Nettleham 0-6 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Att: 100)
Solihull Moors 0-4 The New Saints (Att: 20)

DIVISION 1 NORTHERN

Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Barnsley
Burnley 2-1 Newcastle United (Att: 54)
Crewe Alexandra 0-4 Chorley (Att: 55)
Liverpool Feds 2-2 Chester le Street Town (Att: 40)
Norton & Stockton Ancients 6-6 Morecambe (Att: 120)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

Billericay Town 6-3 Actonians
Cambridge United 0-3 Enfield Town (Att: 25)
Ipswich Town 5-2 Luton Town (Att: 60)
Stevenage 3-2 Norwich City (Att: 35)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Buckland Athletic 3-0 Maidenhead United (Att: 36)
Cheltenham Town 2-2 Swindon Town (Att: 375)
Chesham United 1-1 Keynsham Town

Cheltenham Town’s best-ever attendance saw them draw 2-2 with Swindon Town. (Photo: Will Cheshire)

League Cup – Saffron seals century of goals to set up Rovers win

Blackburn completed a league and cup double when seeing off Crawley 3-0 at Burton Albion FC. Saffron Jordan netted her 100th goal for Rovers, Natasha Flint doubled the lead after the interval, before Jordan added her second.

Northern Premier – Best ever Rams

Derby went level on points with second-placed Sunderland in the Northern Premier, having edged Sheffield FC by the only goal, Cara Newton’s effort meaning the Rams will finish in their highest ever position.

Huddersfield hit Guiseley with three second-half goals to beat them 5-2, Lucy Sowerby getting a hat-trick to help her side into fourth spot.

Doncaster are facing a bottom-two finish after a 3-2 home loss to Fylde, their visitors from Lancashire securing sixth place as Georgia Stevens broke Belles hearts with a stoppage-time decider.

Southern Premier – Cardiff clinch runners-up spot

Cardiff City LFC took the Southern Premier runners-up spot after coming from behind for a 2-1 win at MK Dons.

Champions Coventry returned from Plymouth 5-2 victors, Amber Hughes scoring three times and Jay Bradford clocking up her 100th appearance.

Chichester finished third by beating QPR 3-0, Tammy Waine scored and later went in goal after Lauren Dolbear was dismissed.

Oxford took the points with two goals in the first half of the game at Portsmouth, Watford went fifth when fighting back to beat C&K Basildon 3-1 as Adekite Fatuga-Dada sealed it with the third, Becky Knight bagged a brace as Loughborough put five past Gillingham.

Division 1 Midlands – Quickfire treble for Jade Cross

Champions West Brom hit six at Burton with doubles from Fran Orthodoxou and Keeley Davies, runners-up Wolves did likewise at Nettleham where substitute Jade Cross hit a 13-minute hat-trick, while Emily Ridge got a couple for TNS who were 4-0 winners at Solihull to take eighth spot.

Division 1 North – Norton and Morecambe draw 6-6

Nyci Thorns five-goal haul for Norton wasn’t enough as Morecambe held them to an amazing 6-6 scoreline. Burnley struck twice just before the break in beating Newcastle 2-1, Evie Priestley and Elizabeth Hamer their scorers. Barnsley’s Darcie Kendall-Greene came off the bench to score 10 minutes from time as Wanderers were held 2-2 at the University of Bolton Stadium. Liverpool Feds shared four goals with Chester le Street, Chorley got all four at Crewe.

Division 1 South East – First for Fuller

Runners-up Billericay hit six in a goal-fest with third-placed Actonians, Freya Fuller (16) marking her 1st team debut with a volleyed goal. Enfield climbed to fourth with a 3-0 victory at Cambridge, Natasha Thomas netted three times as Ipswich beat Luton 5-2 after having been behind and Stevenage edged Norwich 3-2 with an Ashleigh Deacon double.

Division 1 South West – Keynsham presented with trophy

Keynsham Town were presented with the trophy at Chesham. (Photo: @David_Mantle)

Keynsham got their hands on the trophy after rescuing a point with an 89th-minute leveller at Chesham. Buckland beat Maidenhead with all three goals by Sarah Stacey and Cheltenham finished 2-2 with Swindon thanks to a late penalty from 16-year-old Georgia Brown in front of their record crowd at Whaddon Road.