#FAWNL: Ipswich Town Women send Saints to first defeat

Ipswich Town celebrate a goal during victory at Southampton.
Natasha Thomas celebrates the opening goal for Ipswich Town with Zoe Barratt in pursuit. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Ipswich Town extended their lead in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier in front of bumper crowd at Southampton.

Southern Premier

Oxford United 3-0 Plymouth Argyle
Southampton FC 0-2 Ipswich Town (Att: 932)

Division One Midlands

Wem Town 2-0 Holwell Sports (Att: 55)

Division One North

Alnwick Town 1-4 Liverpool Feds

Division One South East

Hashtag United 4-1 Norwich City (Att: 34)
Kent Football United 0-2 Billericay Town

Ipswich Town made it eleven wins in a row and moved nine points clear of title-rivals Southampton FC in the Southern Premier. Abbie Lafayette’s free-kicks led to both goals, Natasha Thomas heading home from the first and Maddie Biggs knocking the ball on for Zoe Barratt to net via the crossbar on the hour mark.

Ipswich Town won at Southampton
Southampton FC’s Phoebe Williams and Zoe Barratt of Ipswich Town. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Oxford United went up two places to third in the table with a 3-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle, against whom Rachel Panting, Riva Casley and Beth Lumsden were on target.

Wem Town leapfrogged Holwell Sports after defeating them 2-0 with a Katie Doster double, as they jumped up to seventh place in Division 1 Midlands.

Liverpool Feds are five points clear in Division 1 North following a 4-1 win at basement side Alnwick. Chan Thompson scored twice, Demi Devereaux and Amy Seagraves once each, before the hosts got one back.

Division 1 South East leaders Billericay Town took the points 2-0 at Kent Football United, Ellie Jeffkins and Jay Blackie the scorers.

Second-placed Hashtag United stayed three points off the top side but had to come from behind to beat Norwich City 4-1. Cerys Adams and Gemma Baker found the net, with Malika Apindia adding a double.

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