FAWNL: Brighouse battle back to hold Wolves Women at Molineux

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Brighouse Town held the champions. (Photo: Andy Smith)

FA Women’s National League Northern Premier champions Wolves were held by Brighouse Town in front of nearly 2,500 at Molineux.

Northern Premier Division

Loughborough Lightning 1-1 Nottingham Forest (Att: 184)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Brighouse Town (Att: 2,477)

An rarly own-goal from an Amber Hughes cross and a Maz Gauntlett finish agave Wolves a 2-0 half-time lead. Brighouse hit back first through Leah Embley and then substitute Imogen Porteous-Williams in stoppage time.

Nottingham Forest might have gone second with a win but Loughborough’s draw lifted them three points from the drop zone. Lightning led through Sophie Bonser and it was actually just a late Amy West leveller from distance that saw Forest avoid defeat.

Southern Premier Division

Crawley Wasps 4-2 Gillingham
Hounslow 0-3 Oxford United (Att: 65)

Oxford are still in the title race following victory at Hounslow, where Lily Stevens, Gemma Sims and Sophie Baker scored first-half goals. Fifth-placed Crawley were twice pegged back by Gillingham at Haywards Heath Town FC, before going on to win and move three points clear of the Gills.

Division 1 North

Alnwick Town P-P Newcastle United (now 24 April)

Fixtures for Thursday 14 April (7.45pm)

Northern Premier Division – Huddersfield Town v Burnley (Shelley FC)

Southern Premier Division – Keynsham Town v Southampton FC (Keynsham Town FC)

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