#FAWNL: Fylde and Wolves Women gain ground after leaders lose

Fylde and Wolves drew 1-1
Northern Premier title-chasers Fylde and Wolves drew 1-1. (Photo: Nigel Broster)

Burnley beat FA Women’s National League Northern Premier leaders Derby County, title-chasing Fylde and Wolves drew 1-1.

Northern Division

Burnley 1-0 Derby County (Att: 75)
Fylde 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Att: 200)
Hull City 0-0 Middlesbrough
Loughborough Lightning 5-4 Brighouse Town (Att: 132)
Stoke City 2-1 Sheffield FC (Att: 63)

Burnley beat leaders Derby to go fourth, neither Fylde nor Wolves could take advantage and go top as they cancelled each other out in a draw. Loughborough Lightning edged a nine-goal thriller with Brighouse Town to get out of the drop zone at the expense of Middlesbrough, who had a goalless draw at Hull. Stoke’s Manuela Delle and Callan Barber scored in a 2-1 defeat of Sheffield FC.

Brighouse Town won at Loughborough Lightning
Brighouse Town try to defend their goal during a 5-4 defeat at Loughborough Lightning. (Photo: Andy Smith)

Southern Division

Cardiff City LFC 3-2 Chichester & Selsey
Crawley Wasps 4-2 Keynsham Town
Gillingham 2-1 London Bees (Att: 35)
Hounslow 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 40)
Oxford United 3-1 Portsmouth

Oxford United beat Portsmouth to move within four points of leaders Ipswich with a game still in hand. Gillingham beat London Bees to go fourth, Crawley saw off Keynsham, Cardiff edged Chichester & Selsey, MK Dons got the only goal at Hounslow.

Division 1 Midlands

Burton Albion 0-3 Boldmere St Michaels
Leek Town 2-0 Leafield Athletic (Att: 30)
Sporting Khalsa 0-4 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 35)
Peterborough United 5-1 Bedworth United (Att: 43)

Doncaster are nine points clear following victory at Sporting Khalsa, Boldmere went second after beating Burton.

Peterborough United beat Bedworth United
Peterborough United on the ball against Bedworth United. (Gary Reed Photography)

Division 1 North

Alnwick Town 1-2 Norton & Stockton Ancients (Att: 53)
Durham Cestria P-P Bradford City
FC United of Manchester 1-4 Chester le Street Town (Att: 122)
Leeds United 1-1 Chorley (Att: 180)
Liverpool Feds 4-1 Stockport County (Att: 70)

Liverpool Feds retook top spot from Newcastle United with a result over Stockport, third-placed Leeds were held 1-1 by Chorley, the away side’s fifth draw in nine games.

Division 1 South East 

AFC Wimbledon 5-0 Cambridge City (Att: 97)
Enfield Town 1-2 Norwich City
Harlow Town 0-1 Queens Park Rangers
Kent Football United 1-4 Hashtag United (Att: 89)

Norwich City were 2-1 winners at Enfield Town.
Norwich City won at Enfield Town. (Photo: @MikeyTheTowner)

Hashtag United extended their advantage at the top to four points with as many goals at Kent Football United, AFC Wimbledon are up to third after putting five goals past Cambridge City.

Division 1 South West

AFC Bournemouth 2-0 Larkhall Athletic (Att: 204)
Cheltenham Town 4-1 Maidenhead United (Att: 30)
Chesham United 1-0 Portishead
Southampton Women P-P Swindon Town

Cheltenham remained eight points clear after seeing off Maidenhead, second-placed Bournemouth beat Larkhall.

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