#FAWNL: Keynsham Town win South West top two clash

Keynsham Town’s two-goal Ellie Curson in-between Southampton WFC’s Chelsie Hay and Phil Holden. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Keynsham Town won 5-1 after a Southampton WFC red card, Bradford City narrowly missed out on a first point and Cambridge United ended Crawley Wasps’ 100% record.

FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE – Results for 10 March

NORTHERN PREMIER

Blackburn Rovers P-P Huddersfield Town
Derby County 2-1 Bradford City (Att: 72)
Doncaster Rovers Belles P-P Fylde
Middlesbrough 4-2 Stoke City (Att: 31)
Nottingham Forest 0-6 Sunderland (Att: 172)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

C & K Basildon 0-6 Coventry United
Chichester City 1-3 Loughborough Foxes (Att: 80)
Gillingham P-P Watford
Plymouth Argyle 2-3 Cardiff City LFC
Portsmouth 4-0 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 88)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1

Birmingham & West Midlands 2-2 Long Eaton United (Att: 43)
Burton Albion 1-7 Bedworth United (Att: 50)
Nettleham P-P Wolverhampton Wanderers
West Bromwich Albion 5-0 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 56)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1

Brighouse Town P-P Crewe Alexandra
Burnley P-P Newcastle United
Chester le Street Town P-P Bolton Wanderers
Chorley P-P Barnsley
Norton & Stockton Ancients P-P Morecambe
Leeds United 1-2 Liverpool Feds (Att: 60)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1

Billericay Town P-P Actonians
Cambridge United 0-0 Crawley Wasps (Att: 40)
Denham United 0-0 AFC Wimbledon (Att: 45)
Enfield Town P-P Leyton Orient
Ipswich Town P-P Luton Town
Stevenage P-P Norwich City

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1

Buckland Athletic P-P Maidenhead United
Cheltenham Town 6-2 Poole Town (Att: 61)
Chesham United 3-0 Brislington
Southampton Saints 1-0 Larkhall Athletic (Att: 18)
Southampton WFC 1-5 Keynsham Town (Att: 44)

Middlesbrough spring forward against Stoke City. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Northern Premier – Rams break Bantams’ hearts

Bradford City are without a point but led at the break away at Derby through Falone Sumaili only for Stephanie Smith to level on 50 minutes and substitute Grace Harrison get the winner with the last kick as the Rams climbed two to fifth.

Second-placed Sunderland netted six at Nottingham Forest, Niamh McLaughlin and Keira Ramshaw with doubles, Katie Barker and Bridget Galloway also on the scoresheet.

Middlesbrough moved up two places to third with their 4-2 defeat of Stoke. Eleanor Dale struck twice in a ten-minute spell straddling the interval and completed her hat-trick before Tyler Doods made it 4-0 and Roisin Kivel pulled a couple back.

Southern Premier – Coventry on course

Coventry are closer to the title after putting six past C & K Basildon while Chichester went down 3-1 at home to Loughborough Foxes. Amy Wathan, Shannon O’Brien, Chenise Austin and Beth Merrick all found the net for the leaders, while the Foxes fought back after ¬†Jess Lewry’s opener with Rebecca Knight, Chloe Young and Laura Steele their scorers.

Cardiff increased their chances of taking the runners-up spot after some late drama at Plymouth, Cori Williams and Kylie Nolan netting for City in the last 10 minutes.

Portsmouth put four past MK Dons, Katie James, Jade Widdows, substitute Alex Collighan and Rachel Panting with one apiece.

Midlands Division 1 – Baggies’ Baines nets seven-minute hat-trick

West Brom’s fifteenth win in a row came 5-0 against Sporting Khalsa, centre back Hannah Baines with an extraordinary seven-minute treble, Natalie Murray and Keeley Davies getting singles.

Birmingham & West Midlands might have gone second but had to settle for a 2-2 tie with Long Eaton. Evie Gallop scored after on 24 seconds for the home side but Jade Arber got two for the visitors.

Bedworth sent hosts Burton to a 7-1 defeat with Sophie Wilson claiming a hat-trick.

Northern Division 1 – Feds fightback

Liverpool Feds are a point behind fifth-placed Leeds having beaten them 2-1 away. United were ahead from Holly Findlay’s 25 yard strike but a wind-assisted Jen Rodgers effort soon levelled things up and Demi Devereaux won it on 54 minutes.

South East Division 1 – U’s end Wasps’ winning spree

Cambridge United were the first side to take points of Crawley Wasps when holding the leaders to a goalless draw.

The only other game in the division to survive the weather also finished 0-0 as next-to-bottom Denham took a point against Wimbledon.

South West Division 1 – Keynsham catching leaders

Keynsham stung ten-player Southampton WFC 5-1 to sit three points behind them with as many games still in hand. Kerry Bartlett and Ellie Curson both bagged a brace, Laura Williams with one, Jane Yeates with the hosts goal and Hannah Samuels sent off with the score at 0-0.

Georgia Brown got a four-goal haul as Cheltenham hit Poole 6-2, Chesham beat Brislington 3-0 and Southampton Saints edged Larkhall with a Rhianne Parsosn effort.