#FAWNL: Enfield Town win at top of the table Tractor Girls

Enfield Town caused an upset at Ipswich
Enfield Town in the pink after victory at Ipswich Town. (Photo: @MikeyTheTowner)

Yeovil Town moved up to third in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier, Enfield Town pulled off a 2-0 win at South East leaders Ipswich Town.

FA WNL results – 1 March

NORTHERN PREMIER

Hull City 0-4 Sunderland (Att: 71)
Stoke City 3-0 Burnley

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Milton Keynes Dons 0-4 Portsmouth
Gillingham 1-2 Yeovil Town

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

Long Eaton United 2-1 Lincoln City (Att: 50)
Bedworth United 2-1 The New Saints (Att: 40)
Sporting Khalsa 2-1 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 40)

DIVISION 1 NORTH

Norton & Stockton Ancients 2-3 Bradford City (Att: 65)
Chorley 0-1 Leeds United (Att: 85)
Liverpool Feds 1-2 Stockport County (Att: 40)
Newcastle United 1-1 Brighouse Town (Att: 65)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

Ipswich Town 0-2 Enfield Town (Att: 130)
Kent Football United 0-1 Cambridge United
Leyton Orient 3-2 Stevenage (Att: 53)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Cheltenham Town 1-0 Swindon Town (Att: 77)
Southampton FC 7-0 Maidenhead United (Att: 57)
Exeter City 5-2 Chesham United

LEAGUE PLATE SEMI-FINAL

Plymouth Argyle 1-2 (aet) West Bromwich Albion

RESERVE CUP FINAL

Crystal Palace Development 5-0 Nottingham Forest Reserves

RESERVE PLATE FINAL

Wolverhampton Wanderers Development 1-2 (aet) Coventry United Reserves

All other games postponed

Newcastl United v Brighouse Town
Newcastle United drew with Brighouse Town. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Sunderland double lead

Sunderland lead the Northern Premier by six points after a 4-0 victory at Hull City, where Neve Herron’s late strike added to first half goals from Georgia Gibson, Keira Ramshaw and Grace McCatty.

Fourth-placed Stoke City beat Burnley in fifth 3-0, Natasha Baptiste scoring twice and Faye McCoy burying a half-volley from outside the box.

Glovers go third

Yeovil Town jumped up two to third in the Southern Premier after a Chloe Lloyd free-kick was the decisive moment in a hard-fought 2-1 win at Gillingham.

Portsmouth leapfrogged hosts MK Dons into seventh spot with a 4-0 scoreline, Jade Widdows with a double and singles from Katie James and Rosie McDonnell.

Enfield win at leaders

Ipswich Town boss Joe Sheehan was named Division 1 Manager of The Month for February but his side then suffered a 2-0 home defeat by mid-table Enfield Town, Tyra Mills and Beth Lumsden finding the net. Goals from Sophie Le Marchand, Otesha Charles and Francesca Ali saw Leyton Orient come from behind to edge Stevenage 3-2 and move level on points with fourth-placed Billericay Town. Emma Jenkins was the only scorer as Cambridge United returned victorious from Kent Football United to rise two spots to eighth.

Bedworth United went second in Division 1 Midlands with a late goal giving them a 2-1 result over TNS. Long Eaton United are above Lincoln City in fifth when defeating them 2-1 and Sporting Khalsa also climbed above visitors Doncaster Rovers Belles into seventh on goal-difference from a similar outcome.

Leeds United close in on Barnsley
Leeds United won 1-0 at Chorley. (Photo: John Shirras)

Leeds United got the only goal at Chorley to go within two points of Division 1 North leaders Barnsley but from two games more. Newcastle United held third-placed Brighouse Town to a draw having been ahead through Beth Gardener, Stockport County got out of the relegation zone with an impressive 2-1 win at Liverpool Feds after Ellise Newby’s 89th-minute goal and basement side Bradford City took the points 3-2 at Norton.

Southampton FC opened up a five-point advantage in the Division 1 South West title race, as a second-half goal rush sank Maidenhead United 7-0 and featured a hat-trick from half-time substitute Alisha Ware. Third-placed Exeter City had to come from 2-1 down to defeat Chesham United 5-2 aided by a Sophie Gillies double, Cheltenham Town saw off Swindon Town with a Georgia Brown first-half finish.

Cheltenham Town edged Swindon Tow
Aerial battle between Cheltenham Town and Swindon Town. (Photo: Will Cheshire)

Baggies back in final

Plate holders West Brom are again in the final after a 2-1 extra-time success at Plymouth Argyle. Nat Murray put Albion ahead, Vanessa Kinnerley saved a Pilgrims penalty but Helen Bleazard equalised before Nicole Nymoen hit the winner. Middlesbrough’s semi-final with Watford was rained off.

Palace and Coventry clinch Reserves trophies

Crystal Palace ran out 5-0 winners over Nottingham Forest in the Reserve Cup final, Charli-Mae Goad bagging a brace.

Coventry United won the Reserve Plate 2-1 over Wolves after a dramatic late leveller by Ellie White and extra-time decider direct from Rhea Bailey’s corner.

Wales Women’s squad named for Racecourse Ground return

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