#FAWNL: Coventry United go top of Southern Premier

Photo: Coventry United

Coventry United went top of the FAWNL Southern Premier, Brighouse Town climbed to second in Northern Division 1 and Keynsham Town increased their title hopes in the South West.

FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE results on 3rd March

NORTHERN PREMIER

Hull City 2-1 Huddersfield Town (Att: 60)
Nottingham Forest 1-2 Middlesbrough
Sheffield FC 3-0 Fylde
Stoke City 1-2 Guiseley Vixens (Att: 85)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

C & K Basildon 0-2 Plymouth Argyle
Chichester City P-P Queens Park Rangers
Coventry United 4-0 Portsmouth

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1

Burton Albion 0-4 Long Eaton United (Att: 33)
Nettleham 2-3 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 50)
Wolverhampton Wanderers P-P Steel City Wanderers

NORTHERN DIVISION 1

Chester le Street Town 0-3 Brighouse Town (Att: 50)
Chorley 0-0 Newcastle United (Att: 94)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1

AFC Wimbledon 2-1 Billericay Town (Att: 50)
Denham United 1-2 Cambridge United (Att: 40)
Ipswich Town 1-1 Leyton Orient (Att: 40)
Luton Town 0-1 Stevenage (Att: 94)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1

Brislington P-P Buckland Athletic
Keynsham Town 6-2 Cheltenham Town (Att: 135)
Larkhall Athletic P-P Maidenhead United

Keynsham Town hit Cheltenham Town 6-2 to maintain their promotion push. (Photo: Will Cheshire)

Northern Premier – Tigresses tame Terriers

Huddersfield missed the chance to go second when slipping to a 2-1 defeat at tenth-placed Hull, their own consolation a late Kate Mallin penalty.

Sheffield are four points from danger after a fine 3-0 result over third-placed Fylde, Rhema Lord-Mears bagging a brace and Milly Wortley netting in-between.

There was also a good outcome for Guiseley, 2-1 winners at Stoke. Faye McCoy missed a spot-kick for the Potters, Olivia Auker had the Vixens in front and even though Amy Hughes replied, Charlotte Gill grabbed a wonderful winner.

Middlesbrough came from behind to win at Nottingham Forest and jump two places to fifth. Trina Greaves’ goal on 38 minutes was cancelled out by Leonie Hutchinson and Ellie Dobson headed the winner from a corner on 62 minutes.

Southern Premier – Coventry takeover at top

Coventry replaced Chichester City at the top of the table with a 4-0 defeat of Portsmouth. Amy Wathan struck early in either half, Shannon O’Brien and Lois Jeffries also on target.

Plymouth pushed into the top half with a 2-0 win at C & K Basildon, with Helen Bleazard and Kayley Lane their scorers.

Midlands Division 1 – Khalsa see off Nettleham comeback

Nettleham retrieved a two-goal deficit against Sporting Khalsa but the visitors went away 3-2 winners to move into fifth spot.

Long Eaton are mid-table following a 4-0 victory at Burton, Amy Pashley scoring twice, Laura Sears and Shannon Parkes with one apiece.

Northern Division 1 – Brighouse go second

Brighouse Town pulled off a 3-0 win at Chester le Street Town. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Brighouse leapfrogged Chester le Street into second with an impressive 3-o away win over the Cestrians. Annabelle Cass, Charlotte Proud and Lavinia Nkomo shared the spoils.

Chorley edged into ninth position after a goalless game with Newcastle.

South East Division 1 – Dons defeat Billericay

AFC Wimbledon beat second-in-the-table Billericay with goals by Megan Kowalski and Hannah Baptiste, the visitors replying near the end.

Ipswich’s Paige Wakefield scored with a second-half header but Orient equalised on 73 minutes through Sophie Le Marchand.

Cambridge United won 2-1 at Denham to go seventh with goals by Kelley Blanchflower and Becky Shephard, Rachel Keightley having responded.

Stevenage are seven points from the drop zone having bagged the only goal at Luton on 71 minutes through Erin Pope.

South West Division 1 – Keynsham stride closer

Keynsham moved within six points of top team Southampton WFC and with three games still in hand when hitting Cheltenham for six. There was a four-goal haul by Kerry Bartlett, singles for Kelly Aldridge and Laura Williams, while a Georgia Brown penalty and Ella Hitchcox reduced the deficit somewhat.