#FAWNL: Potters & Rovers clinch Reserve Division titles

Stoke City Reserves celebrations at Burton. (Photo: @scfc_ladies)

Stoke City were crowned FA Women’s National League Midlands Reserve Division champions on Sunday, while Blackburn Rovers again retained the Northern Division 1 championship.

Stoke City stormed to a 7-1 success at Burton Albion with braces by Kerri Brown and Jodie Foxhall, singles from Megan Kolbuck, Nuala Miszkiel and Faye Singleton. The win put the Potters out of reach of Derby County, who still face a battle to finish second despite a 2-0 defeat of third-placed Leicester City WFC.

The top of the table clash in Northern Division 1 finished all square at 2-2 put that was enough for Blackburn Rovers to complete a hat-trick of titles at home to Sheffield United.

Joy for Blackburn Rovers Reserves after goal against Sheffield United. (Photo: John Shirras / BRLFC)

Guiseley Vixens set up a Northern Division 1 title showdown when seeing off Leeds United 3-0. They now have a somewhat tall order of downing unbeaten leaders Chorley by a four-goal margin on 28 April to pip them to the prize.

Unbeaten Tottenham Hotspur lead the South/South East Division on goal-difference and with a game in hand on Charlton Athletic, who tackle Blackburn Rovers in the Reserve Cup Final at Rugby Town on 14 April.

Crystal Palace need just two points from four games to be champions in the South/South West Division – ahead of AFC Wimbeldon – after an 8-0 result at Denham United where Nicole Pepper hit a hat-trick.

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