#FAWNL: Midweek local derbies bring in the crowds

Middlesbrough drew 1-1 with Sunderland
Over 350 saw the Tees-Wesr derby. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Wednesday’s FA Women’s National League games saw three of the local derbies attract a total of over 1,500 fans, Ipswich Town with more than half that.

NORTHERN PREMIER

Burnley 0-0 Fylde (Att: 144)
Huddersfield Town 6-2 Hull City (Att: 71)
Middlesbrough 1-1 Sunderland (Att: 364)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Chichester City 1-7 Crawley Wasps (Att: 130)

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

Long Eaton United 2-0 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 67)
Sporting Khalsa 5-0 Burton Albion (Att: 30)
The New Saints 3-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Att: 65)
Bedworth United 2-2 Birmingham & West Midlands (Att: 40)

DIVISION 1 NORTH

Barnsley 2-2 Brighouse Town (Att: 100)
Bradford City A-A Leeds United (Att: 166)Β 
Stockport County 1-3 Liverpool Feds

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

Billericay Town 4-0 AFC Basildon
Cambridge City 2-2 Cambridge United
Ipswich Town 4-1 Norwich City (Att: 761)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Southampton FC 0-0 Southampton Women’s (Att: 557)

LEAGUE CUP DETERMINING ROUND

Actonians 2-0 AFC Wimbledon (Att: 56)

Terriers on top

Huddersfield lead the Northern Premier on goal-difference after hitting Hull for six, Lucy Sowerby setting up the win with the opening two goals.

Middlesbrough and Sunderland are second and third respectively following their draw which featured some late drama. Bridget Galloway had the Black Cats ahead and although Rebekah Bass equalised, her penalty 3 minutes from time – following Louise Griffiths dismissal – came back off the bar

Burnley are the fourth side on seven points having ended goalless against Fylde.

Wasps win again

Crawley went top of the Southern Premier with a third straight win, 7-1 at Chichester. Charlotte Own, Rebecca Carter and Faye Rabson each bagged a brace, while the Wasps’ defence was breached for a first time this season by Sophie Phelps.

Top crowd for Tractor Girls

Ipswich had a fantastic turn-out of over 750 as they won the East Anglian derby but Billericay lead the South East table after beating Basildon for a third win on the spin, led by a Karissa Rodney hat-trick. Cambridge City claimed their first ever point in the league at home to Cambridge United, Megan Tonks and Mollie Coupar each netting twice for their teams.

FULL-TIME | Town 4-1 Norwich

Barnsley and Brighouse remain the top two in Division 1 North after their 2-2 tie in which Town came from two down. Liverpool Feds got off the mark with three first-half goals at Stockport, whose Abbie Carrington was sent off in stoppage-time. The Bradford-Leeds clash was abandoned before the break with United 2-0 up, as a heavy collision required a lengthy delay.

Goals by Laura Sears and substitute Kirsty Allen saw Long Eaton defeat Doncaster to make top spot in the Midlands, with Wolves slipping to a 3-2 reverse at TNS.

Over 500 were at the Southampton derby and although there were no goals, the local rivals now occupy the leading positions in the South West table.

Actonians progressed in their delayed tie in the League Cup, Molly O’Reilly coming off the bench to seal victory over Wimbledon, who will instead now play in the Plate competition.

See fixtures for Thursday 5 September