FAWNL: Nearly 5,000 see Norwich City Women draw with Cambridge United

Durham Cestria won through in the League Cup after extra-time
Durham Cestria won through in the League Cup after extra-time. (Photo: Andy Smith)

A crowd of almost 5,000 at Carrow Road saw Norwich City draw with Cambridge United in the FA Women’s National League Division 1 South East.


Huddersfield Town 1-5 Burnley
Liverpool Feds 2-1 West Bromwich Albion (Att: 75)
Newcastle United 3-1 Stoke City (Att: 1,567)
Nottingham Forest 3-1 AFC Fylde (Att: 657)
Stourbridge 1-7 Derby County

Five-goal Burnley stayed top, Nottingham Forest saw off Fylde to go second and Liverpool Feds rose to third with a Bethany Donoghue double against West Brom. Over 1,500 watched Newcastle United defeat Stoke City, Derby County got off the mark in style with seven goals on their travels, despite Stourbridge leading at the midway point.


Cardiff City LFC 2-3 Rugby Borough (Att: 135)
London Bees 1-6 Billericay Town (Att: 77)
Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Ipswich Town (Att: 325)
Oxford United 4-0 Chatham Town (Att: 104)
Plymouth Argyle 3-2 Cheltenham Town (Att: 89)
Hashtag United 1-0 Portsmouth (Att: 88)

Rugby Borough and Hashtag United each extended winning starts to fourth games, Angelina Nixon with decider at Cardiff, Georgia Griffin with the only goal of the game against Portsmouth. Ellie Sara’s hat-trick was completed from the spot in stoppage-time to defeat Cheltenham. Natasha Thomas made an 89th-mniute breakthrough for Ipswich at MK Dons, Oxford United got all their four goals against Chatham in the first half. Alex Hennessy and Maddie Briggs both bagged a brace as Billericay hit six at London Bees.


Leafield Athletic 0-2 Leek Town
Lincoln City 4-0 Northampton Town
Sheffield FC 0-2 Solihull Moors
Sutton Coldfield Town 2-3 Notts County (Att: 85)

Lincoln City and Leek Town went level on points with leaders Loughborough Lightning, while there were first wins of the campaign for Notts County and Solihull Moors.


Chester le Street Town A-A Hull City
Leeds United 0-1 Middlesbrough (Att: 440)
Norton & Stockton Ancients 0-0 Chorley (Att: 43)
Stockport County 2-2 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 143)
York City 5-0 FC United of Manchester (Att: 133)

Middlesbrough won at Leeds with an Ellen Packham effort, Stockport wiped out a two-goal deficit to draw with Doncaster, York City first points came at the fourth attempt and with five goals. The match at Chester le Street was abandoned at half-time due to the weather.


Actonians 1-1 Ashford Town (Att: 50)
Chesham United 8-3 Cambridge City (Att: 65)
Norwich City 1-1 Cambridge United (Att: 4,849)
Worthing 0-3 London Seaward

Cambridge United led Norwich City at Carrow Road with an Isabella Simmons goal, Megan Todd replied from the spot to earn a point for the Canaries. Actonians were the first to take points of leaders Ashford Town, London Seward leapfrogged Worthing with an away win, a youthful Chesham side won the goalfest with Cambridge City.


Keynsham Town 7-2 Portishead Town (Att: 56)
Maidenhead United 3-3 Torquay United (Att: 55)
Selsey 0-5 Bridgwater United

Keynsham are up to third, Bridgwater also won by a five-goal margin, Torquay’s first ever FAWNL point came when sharing six goals at Maidenhead,


Halifax 4-2 Sporting Khalsa
Loughborough Lightning 0-1 (aet) Durham Cestria
Queens Park Rangers 3-3 Moneyfields (Moneyfields won 5-4 on pens)
Swindon Town 4-2 AFC Wimbledon

Leanna Giles got Durham Cestria’s extra-time winner at Loughborough, Moneyfields won a shoot-out at QPR, late goals from Ellie White and and Lucy Sowerby secured Halifax’s progress, Helena Diaz-Butcher set up all four goals for Swindon Town,


Exeter City 5-1 Abingdon United (Att: 103)

Sarah Stacey scored twice as Exeter City eliminated Abingdon United.

Sunderland Women beat Southampton, Crystal Palace net nine

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