#FAWNL: Huddersfield and Wolves Women gain ground on top two

Newcastle United lead Division 1 North after winning at Bradford City
Newcastle United lead Division 1 North after winning at Bradford City. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Wolves were 3-2 winners over Derby County in a title ‘six-pointer’ in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier

Northern Premier

Brighouse Town 5-0 Hull City (Att: 102)
Huddersfield Town 2-0 Middlesbrough (Att: 93)
Sheffield FC 1-1 Loughborough Lightning
Stoke City 0-1 Nottingham Forest
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 Derby County (Att: 320)

Huddersfield and Wolves both moved with three points of the leading pair, Town with two goals in the last quarter against Middlesbrough, Wanderers edging second-placed Derby in front of a bumper crowd.

Sheffield FC's first point in five FAWNL games
Laura Steele of Loughborough Lightning and Olivia Harness of Sheffield FC, who got a first point in five FAWNL games. (Photo: Julian Barker)

Southern Premier

Bridgwater United 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 146)
Crawley Wasps 1-2 London Bees
Hounslow 0-3 Gillingham (Att: 37)
Keynsham Town 2-5 Ipswich Town (Att: 85)
Oxford United 3-0 Chichester & Selsey
Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Cardiff City LFC (Att: 91)

Ipswich stayed six points ahead of Oxford at the top, Town 5-2 winners at Keynsham where 18-year-old midfielder Lucy O’Brien notched a treble, United seeing off Chichester & Selsey 3-0. Bridgwater beat MK Dons 2-0 ahead of their FA Cup clash with Manchester United next week.

Division 1 Midlands

Bedworth United 1-2 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 30)
Burton Albion 2-1 Leafield Athletic
Lincoln City 1-2 Boldmere St Michaels
Long Eaton United 0-1 Peterborough United (Att: 90)
Wem Town 0-0 Solihull Moors (Att: 49)
Leek Town 2-9 Doncaster Rovers Belles

Doncaster stormed to a 9-2 victory at Leek as most of their title rivals lost, to sit eight points clear at the top. Boldmere won 2-1 at Lincoln to leapfrog them into third place.

Division 1 North

Newcastle United hot six at Bradford City
Newcastle United players celebrate a goal at Bradford City. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Barnsley 0-3 Durham Cestria
Bradford City 1-6 Newcastle United (Att: 120)
Stockport County 1-2 Norton & Stockton Ancients

Newcastle replaced Liverpool Feds as leaders following a 6-1 victory at Bradford, where Katie Barker hit a hat-trick.

Division 1 South East

QPR were 4-0 winners at Cambridge United
QPR were 4-0 winners at Cambridge United. (Gary Reed Photography)

Actonians 6-0 Norwich City (Att: 29)
Cambridge United 0-4 Queens Park Rangers (Att: 40)
Hashtag United 1-2 AFC Wimbledon
Kent Football United 0-1 Harlow Town (Att: 70)
London Seaward 0-2 Billericay Town (Att: 50)
Stevenage 0-4 Enfield Town (Att: 50)

AFC Wimbledon pulled off a 2-1 win at top side Hashtag United with goals from Ashlee Hincks and Rebecca Carter, as Billericay closed the gap on the leaders to a single point with their victory at London Seaward.

Division 1 South West

Larkhall Athletic 0-4 Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham opened up an eight-point lead over AFC Bournemouth – albeit from three games more – with  4-0 result at Larkhall, following on from a 1-0 win at Swindon Town on Thursday evening.

League Plate 2nd Round

Alnwick Town 2-0 Leeds United

Alnwick stunned Leeds with a 2-0 defeat, Michelle Stewart and Lucy McConnell on target to book a quarter-final berth.

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