#FAWNL: Derby County Women go top

Derby County are new FAWNL Northern Premier leaders
Derby County are new leaders of the FAWNL Northern Premier. (Photo: @whartonimages)

Derby County defeated Sheffield FC 4-0 to go top of the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division.

Tuesday 16 November

Division 1 Midlands – Boldmere St Michaels 1-3 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 66)
Division 1 South East – London Seaward 2-2 Kent Football United (Att: 20)

Sporting Khalsa pulled off a 3-1 win at second-placed Boldmere with three first-half goals. KFU were on course for a first win of the season after Ami Martins brace at London Seaward but the hosts rescued a point in added time.

Wednesday 16 November

Northern Premier – Derby County 4-0 Sheffield FC (Att: 463)
Huddersfield Town 3-0 Fylde (Att: 96)
Southern Premier – Southampton FC 3-0 Crawley Wasps (Att: 211)
Division 1 Midlands – Holwell Sports 1-2 Burton Albion (Att: 33)
Division 1 North – Chester le Street Town 1-4 Newcastle United
Division 1 South East – Actonians 0-0 AFC Wimbledon (Att: 50)
Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Enfield Town

Almost 500 fans watched Derby go top, Jade Formaston, Emily Joyce and Ellie Gilliatt got first-half goals, Precious Hamilton later completed the scoring.

Fylde missed the chance to retake the leadership when going down 3-0 at Huddersfield. Ria Montgomery, Kate Mallin and Laura Elford were all on target for the Terriers.

Lucia Kendall broke the deadlock and Ella Pusey bagged a brace as Southampton FC beat Crawley to record an eighth win on the spin.

Newcastle’s 4-1 victory at Chester le Street lifted them to second place in Division 1 North, with Georgia Gibson hitting a 15-minute hat-trick early in the game.

Fixture for Thursday 18 November

Northern Premier – Nottingham Forest v Loughborough Lightning (Eastwood CFC, 8pm)

Wales squad for Women’s World Cup qualifiers with France and Greece

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