#FAWNL: Hashtag United and Lincoln City Women new leaders

Hashtag United go top
Photo: @hashtagutdwomen

Hashtag United and Lincoln City both went top in the FA Women’s National League regional first divisions.

Wednesday 29 September

Division 1 Midlands

Peterborough United 0-8 Lincoln City (Att: 120)
Holwell Sports 4-0 Bedworth United (Att: 35)
Solihull Moors 1-2 Leafield Athletic (Att: 65)
Sporting Khalsa 1-1 Wem Town

Peterborough United v Lincoln City
Peterborough United v Lincoln City. (Photo: Andy Powell)

Lincoln City jumped three places to top spot with an 8-0 thrashing of hosts Peterborough United, Jess Rousseau hitting a hat-trick. Leafield leapfrogged Solihull into sixth after defeating them away from home.

Division 1 North

Durham Cestria 5-1 Alnwick Town (Att: 75)
Stockport County 3-0 FC United of Manchester

FC United had the chance to go level with leaders Liverpool Feds but went down 3-0 at Stockport, where Jess Battle scored twice against her former side. Alnwick scored on half-time to go in 2-1 down but Durham Cestria scored three times after the break, with Grace Ayre ending up with a brace.

Durham Cestria
Durham Cestria. (Photo: John Shirras)

Division 1 South East

Cambridge City 1-2 Cambridge United (Att: 129)
Harlow Town 0-2 Stevenage
Hashtag United 5-2 London Seaward
Kent Football United P-P Billericay Town (floodlight fault)
Queens Park Rangers 2-5 AFC Wimbledon

Hashtag United lead by three points following a 5-2 victory over London Seaward. Wimbledon went third with a similar score at QPR, Ashlee Hincks scoring one of her three goals from long distance. United won the Cambridge derby with goals by Emma Jenkins and Gisela Otten to climb above City into fifth spot.

Division 1 South West

Cheltenham Town 2-1 Portishead
Larkhall Athletic 3-2 Swindon Town (Att: 86)
Poole Town 0-6 AFC Bournemouth (Att: 60)

Cheltenham went three points clear of the rest but had to come from behind to see off visitors Portishead, Abby Bevan and Amy Wathan their scorers. Bournemouth moved up three places to third after putting six past Poole. Larkhall came from behind to edge Swindon with a goal in the 110th minute of a match with many stoppages, the visitors having two players off for treatment at the end.

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