Ipswich Town made it three wins in a row in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier, while Oxford United blew away MK Dons with a stunning start.
Tuesday 24 August
Gillingham 0-3 Ipswich Town
Oxford United 5-1 Milton Keynes Dons
Division 1 Midlands
Solihull Moors 1-3 Boldmere St Michaels
Division 1 North
Norton & Stockton Ancients 1-3 Durham Cestria
Division 1 South East
Actonians 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
Stevenage 0-4 Cambridge City
Ipswich Town’s third straight win in the Southern Premier came three goals to nil away at Gillingham, as they went three points clear at the top. Paige Peake’s penalty had them ahead after Sophie Peskett was brought down in the box, the points being sealed with a late double, as Abbie Lafayette’s corner went straight in and Peskett thumped home moments later.
Oxford United are second following a 5-1 defeat of MK Dons, in which they made a stunning start with three goals in the first seven minutes. Beth Lumsden lashed in the first, Daisy McLachlan headed home from a corner and Lauren Haynes got the third. Lumsden scored just as early in the second half before the Dons replied through substitute Amy McClean, Carly Johns later completing the scoring from the spot.
Boldmere St Michaels leapfr0gged hosts Solihull Moors with a 3-1 victory, despite going a goal behind early on. Jess Lundie’s opener was soon cancelled out by Annie Highway, Diana Scott scored via a corner and Evie Billingsley struck the visitors’ third from long-range, moving the Mikes into first place in Division 1 Midlands.
Durham Cestria also won 3-1 on the road, defeating Division 1 North leaders Norton. Erin Nicholson, Amy Hargrave and Grace Ayre got their goals, before Lily Patrick’s late consolation.
Actonians are the first side to take points of promoted QPR, Greta Humphries with a screamer from 25 yards just before the hour mark.
Stevenage attracted 130 fans for their home fixture with Cambridge City but the visitors went away 4-0 winners, with one apiece from Karly Tolentino, Grace Stanley, Amy Reed and Lolly Tomlinson.