There were five-goal wins for both Derby County and Nottingham Forest in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier on Thursday evening,
FA WNL results for Thurs 5 Sept
Derby County 5-0 Loughborough Foxes (Att: 185)
Nottingham Forest 5-0 Sheffield FC (Att: 175)
Stoke City 0-2 West Bromwich Albion (Att: 140)
Cardiff City LFC 1-0 Keynsham Town (Att: 80)
DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS
Leafield Athletic 7-1 Solihull Moors (Att: 55)
Leicester United 3-2 Lincoln City (Att: 51)
DIVISION 1 NORTH
Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Chorley
DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST
Cheltenham Town 3-1 Brislington (Att: 142)
Exeter City 3-2 Buckland Athletic (Att: 80)
Swindon Town 2-4 Larkhall Athletic (Att: 56)
Derby put five past Loughborough in going fifth in the Northern Premier. Sophie Domingo scored twice, Hannah Keryakoplis, Ellie Gilliatt and Hannah Ward were also on target for the Rams, who scored four in the first half.
Nottingham and West Brom both claimed their first points. Forest beat Sheffield FC 5-0 with a Precious Hamilton hat-trick while Rebecca Rayner and Phoebe Warner were also on target. The Baggies won at Stoke with quickfire goals from Jade Arber and Natalie Murray close to the interval.
Cardiff got off the mark and up to sixth in the Southern Premier with the only goal of the game at home to Keynsham, Kylie Nolam cracking home the decider.
Leicester fightback to go top
Leicester United are Division 1 Midland leaders after coming from two down to see off Lincoln by the odd goal in five for a third win in three. Megan Kenney,Chantelle Robinson and Jade Benford all scored in a 17-minute spell. Leafield sunk Solihull 7-1 to go fourth with an amazing six-goal 28-minute in the second period.
Bolton are third but only goal-difference off the top of Division 1 North following a 2-1 victory over Chorley.
Exeter and Cheltenham are first and second respectively after third wins on the spin for both in Division 1 South West. The Grecians beat Buckland 3-2 with efforts from Kathryn Mundy, Abbie Britton and Ella-Mae Miller, the Robins’ Lauren Ellis got two in a 3-1 win over Brislington who had Amy Ford dismissed. Elsewhere, Larkhall took the points 4-2 at Swindon and climbed to fifth, completing the scoring only 2 minutes after the restart.