#FAWNL: Nottingham Forest Women win derby at Pride Park

Nottingham Forest celebrate
Precious Hamilton celebrates her winner for Nottingham Forest at Pride Park. (Photo: @NFFCWomen)

In the FA Women’s National League Nottingham Forest edged the East Midlands derby at Pride Park, while Crawley Wasps won the Southern Premier top-two clash.

FA WNL results – Sunday 8 September

NORTHERN PREMIER

Derby County 0-1 Nottingham Forest (Att: 2,318)
Huddersfield Town 2-1 Stoke City
Middlesbrough 2-3 Burnley (Att: 36)
Sheffield FC 2-3 Fylde
Sunderland 9-1 Hull City (Att: 174)
West Bromwich Albion 5-0 Loughborough Foxes (Att: 92)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Gillingham 4-2 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 73)
Oxford United 4-0 Chichester City (Att: 142)
Plymouth Argyle 6-1 Keynsham Town (Att: 203)
Portsmouth 8-0 Hounslow (Att: 166)
Watford 0-2 Cardiff City LFC (Att: 106)
Yeovil Town 1-2 Crawley Wasps (Att: 242)

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

Doncaster Rovers Belles 3-1 Sporting Khalsa
Lincoln City 3-0 Birmingham & West Midlands (Att: 106)
Long Eaton United 2-0 Leafield Athletic (Att: 40)
The New Saints 4-2 Bedworth United (Att: 37)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 8-0 Leicester United (Att: 138)
Solihull Moors 6-1 Burton Albion (Att: 25)

DIVISION 1 NORTH

Bradford City 0-5 Barnsley (Att: 42)
Brighouse Town 2-2 Norton & Stockton Ancients (Att: 48)
Leeds United 2-1 Chorley (Att: 80)
Newcastle United 0-4 Liverpool Feds (Att: 124)
Stockport County 0-5 Durham Cestria (Att: 20)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

AFC Wimbledon 4-2 Stevenage (Att: 75)
Billericay Town 1-1 Enfield Town
Cambridge City 0-4 AFC Basildon (Att: 62)
Cambridge United 3-1 Kent Football United (Att: 15)
Ipswich Town 3-2 Actonians (Att: 207)
Leyton Orient 5-0 Norwich City

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Brislington 3-7 Chesham United
Exeter City 2-8 Southampton Women’s (Att: 48)
Larkhall Athletic 1-1 Cheltenham Town
Maidenhead United 2-0 Poole Town (Att: 35)
Swindon Town 0-4 Southampton FC (Att: 72)

Watford v Cardiff City LFC
Cardiff City Ladies keeper wins the ball against Watford. (Andre Waller Images)

Terriers stay top on goals scored

Huddersfield held the Northern Premier leadership on goals scored after a 2-1 win over Stoke. Lucy Sowerby and Katie Nutter scored to give them a two-goal lead but Tash Tezgel got one back and Town’s Lauren Griffiths was sin binned for the final 10 minutes.

Sunderland thrashed Hull 9-1 with the aid of a Bridget Galloway treble but a tenth goal for the Black Cats would have put them top.

Middlesbrough pulled back two late goals through Tyler Dodds but still lost out 3-2 to Burnley, Sarah Greenhalgh having scored a crucial third as the Clarets reached a similar place in the table.

Nottingham Forest got the only goal of the game at Derby with 7 minutes left through former Rams forward Precious Hamilton.

West Brom put five past Loughborough Foxes with a couple for Natalie Murray, who also claimed the opener although it may go down as an own-goal.

Fylde sealed a first win 3-2 at Sheffield FC, Ashleigh Hayes with a double and Jodie Redgrave with the decisive third goal.

Crawley go six points clear

Crawley came away from Yeovil 2-1 victors to record a fourth win on the trot. A Naomi Cole free-kick won it after the Glovers’ Sarah Wiltshire had cancelled out Rebecca Carter’s opener.

Gillingham were the first to take points off MK Dons with a 4-2 scoreline, goals from Jade Keogh, Georgia Pearch and a Grace Harrison brace.

Cardiff took the points 2-0 away at Watford, Jasmine Turner and Chloe Lloyd both scoring from outside the box.

Oxford United got their season underway belatedly but with four goals against Chichester, Daisy McLachlan marking her debut with a double.

Plymouth hit Keynsham for six with Tash Knapman contributing twice to their tally.

Portsmouth netted two more than that against Hounslow, with a couple each from Tamsin de Bunsen, Becki Bath and Charmaine True.

Long Eaton and Southampton Women’s new Division 1 leaders 

Long Eaton are in pole position in Midlands Division 1 after their 2-0 result over Leafield, coupled with former leaders Leicester United’s heavy defeat at Wolves. Solihull got off the mark in style, 6-1 winners over Burton with an Eboni Fowkes hat-trick,

Barnsley moved clear in Division 1 North with all five goals at Bradford, while Brighouse were held at home by Norton and Durham Cestria climbed to third with a 5-0 result at Stockport.

Liverpool Feds on the attack at Newcastle United
Liverpool Feds on the attack during their 4-0 win at Newcastle United. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Billericay dropped points for the first time when held at home by Enfield, allowing Ipswich to go second in the Division 1 South East table with victory over Actonians

Southampton Women’s replaced Exeter as Division 1 South West leaders having thrashed City 8-2 on their own ground. Southampton FC are goal-difference behind following a 4-0 win at Swindon, Cheltenham are a third team on 10 points after a 1-1 tie at Larkhall. Chesham ran out 7-3 winners at Brislington for their first points.

Thursday’s FA WNL round-up