#FAWNL: Middlesbrough Women go top of Northern Premier

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Photo: Colin Lock

All six FA Women’s National League Northern Premier games were away wins and Middlesbrough are the new leaders on goal difference.

Sunday 1 September 

FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE

NORTHERN PREMIER

Fylde 1-2 Sunderland
Hull City 1-6 Derby County (Att: 72)
Loughborough Foxes 0-6 Huddersfield Town (Att: 67)
Nottingham Forest 2-6 Stoke City (Att: 215)
Sheffield FC 0-5 Middlesbrough (Att: 77)
West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Burnley (Att: 62)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Crawley Wasps 4-0 Hounslow (Att: 121)
Gillingham 0-2 Plymouth Argyle (Att: 52)
Keynsham Town 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 35)
Yeovil Town 3-0 Chichester City (Att: 250)
Watford P-P Oxford United (pitch unplayable)

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

Birmingham & West Midlands 1-3 Long Eaton United (Att: 42)
Burton Albion 2-11 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Leicester United 4-1 Leafield Athletic
Lincoln City 2-1 Bedworth United (Att: 112)
Sporting Khalsa 1-3 The New Saints (Att: 30)
Solihull Moors 0-1 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 45)

DIVISION 1 NORTHERN

Barnsley 4-2 Stockport County (Att: 100)
Chester le Street Town 1-0 Bradford City (Att: 40)
Durham Cestria 0-0 Bolton Wanderers (Att: 35)
Liverpool Feds 1-2 Brighouse Town (Att: 50)
Newcastle United 1-0 Chorley (Att: 121)
Norton & Stockton Ancients 3-0 Leeds United (Att: 160)

Newcastle knock ball past Chorley keeper
Newcastle United knock the ball past the Chorley goalkeeper. (Photo: Colin Lock)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Cambridge United (Att: 100)
Actonians 2-3 AFC Basildon (Att: 22)
Cambridge City 0-3 Billericay Town
Enfield Town 1-1 Leyton Orient (Att: 59)
Norwich City 1-4 Stevenage (Att: 104)
Kent Football United 0-4 Ipswich Town

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Buckland Athletic 0-1 Cheltenham Town (Att: 49)
Larkhall Athletic 6-0 Maidenhead United (Att: 25)
Poole Town 1-7 Exeter City (Att: 28)
Southampton FC 5-0 Brislington (Att: 219)
Southampton Women’s 7-2 Swindon Town (Att: 156)

Boro go top

Middlesbrough got all the game’s five goals at Sheffield FC to make it back to back wins, along with Stoke Sunderland and Northern Premier newcomers Burnley. Faye McCoy claimed a treble as the Potters put six past Forest, Jessica Brown netted a crucial second for the Black Cats and Sarah Greenhalgh got the Clarets winner.

Huddersfield hit initial leaders Loughborough for six despite a late red card for Charley Evans and Derby scored as many in getting off the mark at Hull who conceded two own-goals.

Sunderland won 2-1 at Fylde
Fylde v Sunderland. (Photo: Colin Shorrock)

Yeovil remain unbreached

Yeovil and Crawley were the league’s only top flight sides to win at home, the Glovers putting three past Chichester and keeping another clean sheet, the Wasps 4-0 victors against Hounslow.

MK Dons are a third side on maximum points from two matches, following a 2-1 success at Keynsham where they came from behind despite having a penalty saved.

Plymouth’s first points of the season came from the long trip to Gillingham, where Rebecca Dandridge and Tash Knapman netted.

Billericay only 100% South East side

Billericay are the sole side in Division 1 South East with perfect form from two fixtures, having come through 3-0 at Cambridge City.

Wolves, Leicester United and Long Eaton are the three Division 1 Midlands teams with two wins from two, Wanderers storming to an 11-2 scoreline at Burton wit the help of three by Jade Cross.

It’s a Yorkshire one-two in Division 1 North, Barnsley in pole position with a 4-2 result over Stockport, Brighouse goal-difference behind having won 2-1 at Liverpool Feds.

Exeter lead a quarter of teams on six points in Division 1 South West after sinking Poole 7-1. They’re followed by Southampton Women’s FC (for whom Emily Wernham hit a hat-trick), Southampton FC (watched by a crowd of over 200) and Cheltenham who got the only goal at Buckland.

There’s a busy midweek programme for the league from Tuesday to Thursday, details coming tomorrow….

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