FAWNL: Rams and Wolves Women leapfrog Fylde

Cambridge United beat Norwich City at Abbey Stadium
Cambridge United edged Norwich City 1-0  in from of over 500 fans at the Abbey Stadium. (Gary Reed Photography)

Derby County and Wolves went first and second respectively in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division.

Northern Premier Division

Derby County 3-1 Hull City (Att: 203)
Middlesbrough 0-5 Brighouse Town
Nottingham Forest 0-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Att: 145)
Stoke City 1-2 Huddersfield Town (Att: 50)

Derby went above Fylde with a win over struggling Hull City, Wolves’ 3-0 result at Nottingham Forest put them behind the Rams on goals scored only and with three games still in hand. Huddersfield won at Stoke to gain ground on Forest, Brighouse netted five at relegation-threatened Middlesbrough.

Southern Premier Division

London Bees 0-3 Bridgwater United (Att: 76)
Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Chichester & Selsey (Att: 142)
Oxford United 3-1 Crawley Wasps (Att: 156)
Portsmouth 0-0 Gillingham (Att: 152)
Plymouth Argyle 5-0 Keynsham Town (Att: 76)

Oxford United won 3-1 over Crawley Wasps with goals by Carly Johns, Beth Lumsden and Daisy McLachlan, as they moved within two points of leaders Ipswich Town and still with one game in hand. Bridgwater are up to fifth following their 3-0 victory at London Bees, MK Dons defeated Chichester & Selsey with goals by Nicole Pepper and Lucy Wood to get out of the drop zone at the expense of Keynsham, who were also leapfrogged by five-goal hosts Plymouth.

Division 1 Midlands

Boldmere St Michaels 3-2 Long Eaton United (Att: 35)
Burton Albion P-P Sporting Khalsa
Lincoln City 9-1 Bedworth United
Wem Town 1-1 Leafield Athletic (Att: 42)

Boldmere beat Long Eaton 3-2 to go three points clear of Doncaster Rovers Belles, Lincoln are up to third after netting nine against Bedworth.

Division 1 North

Chester le Street Town 2-3 Liverpool Feds (Att: 54)
Stockport County 7-1 Alnwick Town
Chorley 1-1 FC United of Manchester (Att: 95)

Liverpool Feds extended their leadership to five points over Newcastle United with a narrow win at tenth-placed Chester le Street. Seven-goal Stockport climbed to sixth spot and within one point of both Durham Cestria and Norton.

Division 1 South East

Billericay Town were 4-0 winners at Harlow Town
Billericay Town players celebrate a goal at Harlow Town. (Photo: @BTFCWomen)

Cambridge City 2-1 Enfield Town (Att: 56)
Cambridge United 1-0 Norwich City (Att: 527)
Harlow Town 0-4 Billericay Town
Hashtag United 5-1 Queens Park Rangers (Att: 32)
London Seaward 1-0 Stevenage (Att: 34)

Leaders Hashtag and second-placed Billericay both enjoyed four-goal margins of victory, United still top by as many points from a game more than Town.

Division 1 South West

Exeter City 4-1 Swindon Town
Larkhall Athletic 6-0 Poole Town (Att: 60)
Maidenhead United 0-0 AFC Bournemouth (Att: 68)

Bournemouth missed a chance to take top spot from Cheltenham Town when held 0-0 at Maidenhead, Exeter leapfrogged Swindon into seventh and Larkhall put six past Poole in the basement battle.

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