#FAWNL: Fylde knock hosts off top spot

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Fylde, Watford and Wolves all went top of their respective divisions in the FA Women’s National League.

FAWNL results for Wednesday 30 September 

NORTHERN PREMIER

Burnley 1-2 Fylde
Hull City 1-2 Huddersfield Town (Att: 119)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Chichester & Selsey 2-1 Portsmouth (Att: 108)
Milton Keynes Dons 1-3 Oxford United (Att: 138)
Watford 6-0 Hounslow (Att: 126)

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

Long Eaton United 5-2 Holwell Sports (Att: 98)
Sporting Khalsa 0-5 Wolverhampton Wanderers

DIVISION 1 NORTHERN

Bolton P-P Chorley
Stockport County 0-2 Liverpool Feds (Stockport Sports Village)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Kent Football United (Att: 85)
Actonians P-P Leyton Orient (now 7 October)
Billericay Town 3-4 Hashtag United

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Southampton Women’s 0-6 Southampton FC (Att: 226)

Ella Pusey celebrates one of her three goals
Southampton FC’s Ella Pusey celebrates one of her three goals. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Northern Premier – Fylde force their way into first place

Fylde replaced Burnley at the top of the table after beating them 2-1 away. Faye McCoy got both their goals, the first just three minutes in from a Laura Merrin delivery. Kerry Hope equalised but Emily Hollinshead set up McCoy for the winner on 58 minutes.

Huddersfield Town clinched their first win, coming from behind to take the points 2-1 at Hull City. The Tigresses led from a penalty but Laura Elford headed the Terriers level before the break from Sarah Danby’s cross. Early in the second half, Kate Mallin set up Elford for her second and decisive goal.

Southern Premier – Hornets’ stinging first-half show

Watford went top with a third win in a row, hitting Hounslow for six with all the goals coming in the first half. Katie O’Leary netted the first three, with Helen Ward adding a double and Sarah Wiltshire getting the sixth.

Oxford United are up to third after a 3-1 victory at MK Dons. Emily Allen’s early penalty put the visitors in front, Molly Peters extended the advantage with two goals, before Hannah Barrett got a late consolation.

Chichester & Selsey got off the mark with a 2-1 defeat of Portsmouth. Megan Fox fired the home side ahead, Pompey equalised from a Becki Bath 30-yard free kick but Amber Howden restored the lead after a scramble in the box.

Div 1 Midlands – Walker treble for Wolves

Free-scoring Wolves swiftly regained top spot with all five goals of the game at Sporting Khalsa, Lowri Walker leading the way with a hat-trick.

Long Eaton United staged quite a comeback to send Holwell Sports home beaten 5-2. Two down moments after the interval, Long Eaton hit back hard with goals from Jess Munn (2), Beth Naqwi, Jordan Atkin and Audrey Huskinsson-Moore.

Div 1 Northern – Feds first points

Liverpool Feds picked up their first points with a 2-0 result at Stockport County. The goals came just either side of half-time, Jodie Mortimer following up a free-kick, then Chantelle Thompson doubling the lead.

Div 1 South East – KFU hold Dons 

Leaders AFC Wimbledon were held 2-2 at home by Kent Football United. Charlie Goad opened the scoring for the away team, Jess Lewry levelled and Helen Ogle converted a penalty for the Dons with her first touch, only for Goad to strike a second time on 73 minutes.

Hashtag United just came out on top in a seven-goal thriller at Billericay. Holly Turner had them ahead, debutant Connie Forman equalising before Evie Clarke and Kelly Wealthall gave United a 3-1 lead. Jay Blackie reduced the arrears but Poppy Binding restored the two-goal lead before Hannah Porter netted Town’s third.

Div 1 South West – Six-goal Saints

Southampton FC put six past Southampton Women’s with the help of an Ella Pusey treble, putting the Saints three points clear at the summit again.

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