#FAWNL: Bridget Galloway hits hat-trick as Sunderland Ladies win again

Sunderland go for goal against Stoke City
Photo: Colin Lock

A Bridget Galloway treble helped Sunderland beat Stoke City 4-2 and go 11 points clear in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division.

FA WNL results – 15 March 


Fylde 0-1 Nottingham Forest
Sunderland 4-2 Stoke City (Att: 290)
West Bromwich Albion 4-2 Huddersfield Town (Att: 120)


Doncaster Rovers Belles 0-2 Birmingham & West Midlands (Att: 197)
The New Saints 4-2 Sporting Khalsa


Chester le Street Town 2-0 Bolton Wanderers (Att: 50)
Chorley 3-1 Norton & Stockton Ancients (Att: 55)
Leeds United 2-0 Durham Cestria (Att: 80)


Chesham United 5-2 Buckland Athletic (Att: 25)

All other games were postponed but midweek fixtures are scheduled.

Bridget Galloway hit a hat-trick and Keira Ramshaw also scored with a header as Sunderland beat Stoke City 4-2 to go 11 points clear in the Northern Premier. Alison Hall had levelled from long range for Stoke, with Nicola Hudson netting a free kick late on.

Nottingham Forest got the only goal at Fylde to go up to third and only a point behind local rivals Derby County with two games still in hand. Precious Hamilton was on target at the start of the second half and the hosts had substitute Ash Hayes sent off in added time.

West Brom came back from a 2-1 half-time deficit to defeat Huddersfield Town 4-2 and move within a point of their sixth-placed visitors. Tash Tezgel had the home side ahead, the Terriers hit back through Vicky Abbott ans Lucy Sowerby but an own goal plus strikes from Nat Murray and Shannon Stamps brought three points for the Baggies.

Second-placed side Birmingham & West Midlands won 2-0 at Doncaster Rovers Belles in Division 1 Midlands, Rhiannon Travers’ first-half opener being added to by Tanya Dickenson. TNS came from behind to beat Sporting Khalsa 4-2, Jess Jennings, Laura Pennington, Zoe Griffiths and Katie Doster scoring for the Saints.

Leeds United’s 2-0 victory over Durham Cestria put them level on points with Division 1 North leaders Barnsley but from three games more. Chester le Street scored two first-half goals to see off Bolton Wanderers, while Chorley got out of the relegation zone at the expense of Stockport County when defeating Norton 3-1.

Chesham United turned a 2-0 interval lead over Buckland Athletic intyo a 5-2 final score with Eden Kibrom scoring three times.

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