#FAWNL : Plymouth Argyle Ladies fightback to beat Hornets

Photo: @ArgyleLFC

Plymouth Argyle beat Watford, while there were big Premier Division wins for Derby County, Middlesbrough and Oxford United.

FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE results for 20 Jan

NORTHERN PREMIER

Bradford City 0-10 Derby County (Att: 65)
Middlesbrough 6-1 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 54)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Plymouth Argyle 3-2 Watford (Att: 80)
Oxford United 7-1 Queens Park Rangers (Att: 157)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1

Bedworth United 1-3 The New Saints (Att: 40)
Solihull Moors 0-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

NORTHERN DIVISION 1

Chorley 1-1 Bolton Wanderers (Att: 102)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1

Cambridge United P-P Leyton Orient
Denham United 1-2 Norwich City (Att: 50)
Ipswich Town 0-5 Actonians (Att: 20)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1

Buckland Athletic 3-2 Cheltenham Town (Att: 39)

Derby County are in the top half of the Northern Premier after running in ten goals at basement side Bradford, where Monique Watson and Andi Bell both scored twice.

Middlesbrough hit Doncaster 6-1 but the Belles had pulled it back to 2-1 midway through the second period. Tyler Dodds struck three times for Boro, Hannah Marshall twice and Emily Scarr got their other goal as they went fifth in the table.

Middlesbrough v Doncaster Rovers Belles. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Plymouth came from behind to edge third-placed Watford by the odd goal in five in the Southern Premier and climb to seventh spot. Adekite Fatuga Dada had the Hornets ahead but Argyle hit back through a Katie Middleton penalty after Becky Dandridge was brought down. Mollie Taylor made it 2-1 before the break and Jessie Jones got the Pilgrims’ third, Leanne Bell giving the visitors late hope with 2 minutes left.

Oxford are just a goal behind fifth-placed Cardiff City Ladies after thrashing QPR 7-1 with five second-half goals, Stephanie Anes having drawn Rangers level with a 25 yard free kick. Emily Allen bagged a brace after Ellie Noble’s opener, Evie Gane also scoring for United before both Florence Fyfe and Madeleine Robertson came off the bench to register.

Wolves cut West Brom’s lead in Midland Division 1 to three points with all three goals at Solihull. Jade Cross hooked them in front and Tammi George lobbed the second close to the interval, Cross later doubling her tally at the second attempt.

Bedworth missed the chance to go third when downed 3-1 at home by TNS, for whom Emily Ridge scores just 11 seconds in. Laura Pennington added a penalty, United halved the deficit but Katie Doster restored the Saints’ two-goal lead.

Chorley edged closer to a tight mid-table pack in Northern Division 1 and the draw with Bolton lifted Wanderers to eight position.

In South East Division 1, Actonians rose to third with a 5-0 success away to Ipswich with three goals coming in the last 13 minutes.

Norwich scored twice through an Aimee Durrant free kick and Rosie George header, before Denham replied with what only proved to be a consolation. The win means the Canaries jumped up to places to eighth.

Buckland are now fifth in South West Division 1 after becoming only the second side to defeat Cheltenham so far this season. Annie Martin’s opener for the visitors was cancelled out on half time by Jana Richards, Rose Knuckey fired the Robins back in front only for Athletic to level from Sarah-Louise Stacey’s spot-kick and then clinch all three points through Laura Gough on 86 minutes.