Durham Cestria and Enfield Town kicked off the FA Women’s National League midweek matches with convincing victories.
FA WNL (Tues 3 September)
DIVISION 1 NORTH – Durham Cestria 6-1 Newcastle United (Att: 170)
DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST – Stevenage 1-5 Enfield Town (Att: 66)
League newcomers Durham Cestria thrashed Newcastle United 6-1 with Jordan Atkinson and Erin Nelson each scoring twice in a first ever win at this level.
Georgia Richardson and Sophie Hodgson also netted fhe Cestrians, with United’s consolation a Jayden Maxwell strike from distance.
Enfield go top
Enfield came from behind to run out 5-1 winners at Stevenage and go top of the table with seven points from three games.
Kristi Burling headed home an Erin Pope corner but Enfield had turned the game round by the break, equalising through Nuala McKevitt via a flag-kick and Beth Lumsden
Two minutes after the break and Lumsden got her second, the points then made quite secure with two penalties and a red card for hosts’ substitute Nicole Emmings.