FA Women’s National League Northern Premier wins for Huddersfield Town and Fylde saw the top three separated by goal-difference only.
FAWNL results – 18 October
Derby County 1-4 Fylde (Att: 174)
Huddersfield Town 2-1 Nottingham Forest (Att: 145)
Hull City 0-4 West Bromwich Albion (Att: 81)
Loughborough Foxes 1-3 Burnley (Att: 97)
Stoke City 4-3 Middlesbrough (Att: 60)
Sunderland 2-1 Sheffield FC
Gillingham 2-1 Keynsham Town (Att: 34)
Oxford United 4-1 Cardiff City LFC (Att: 248)
Portsmouth 3-0 Hounslow (Att: 236)
Plymouth Argyle 0-8 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 50)
Watford 1-1 Yeovil United (Att: 247)
Huddersfield Town defeated leaders Nottingham Forest 2-1, to go level on points with their visitors. Beth Stanfield’s opener for the Terriers was cancelled out close to the interval by Charlotte Greengrass but Kate Mallin grabbed the winner six minutes from the end.
Fylde are second in the table after a fine 4-1 win at Derby County, where Faye McCoy scored twice.
West Brom won with four unanswered goals at Hull City to climb to fourth place on goal-difference.
These two strikes from Keeley Davies and Nat Murray helped us to a four-goal victory over Hull today. 🙌
— West Bromwich Albion Women (@WBAWomen) October 18, 2020
Stoke City edged Middlesbrough 4-3 with the help of an Elizabeth Steele hat-trick, including a 90th-minute effort.
Sunderland picked up maximum points but with a narrow 2-1 victory over Sheffield FC, who scored first through Holly Housley’s penalty. Keira Ramshaw’s header levelled the scores and a solo effort by Maria Farrugia was the decider.
Charlotte Cooper gave Loughborough Foxes the lead but Burnley hit back with an Elizabeth Hamer brace and one by Katie Thomas.
Oxford United went two points clear in the Southern Premier with a 4-1 result over Cardiff City Ladies, for whom it was the first points dropped. Oxford were one of three sides in the division to have almost 250 in attendance.
Second-placed Watford drew 1-1 with Yeovil United, Katie O’Leary’s penalty for the Hornets cancelled out before the interval by Jenna Markham.
MK Dons thrashed hosts Plymouth Argyle 8-0, Vicky Neal, Jade Bell and Cherelle Albert all twice on target.
Portsmouth are fourth after a 3-0 defeat of a Hounslow side who travelled with just the bare eleven players. Becki Bath bagged a brace, while Ava Rowbotham opened her account for Pompey.
Gillingham edged Keynsham Town 2-1, Maddison Chamney-Farrand and Melanie Parreno-Espinosa with their goals.