#FAWNL: Results suit Rovers Ladies

Middlesborough held Sunderland to a 3-3 draw. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Neither of Blackburn Rovers’ two nearest title challengers managed a midweek win, while Bolton Wanderers netted a late decider at Northern Division 1 leaders Burnley.

Tuesday 12th February 

FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE

NORTHERN PREMIER

Guiseley Vixens P-P Bradford City

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1

Solihull Moors 0-11 West Bromwich Albion (Att: 25)
Steel City Wanderers 0-2 Nettleham (Att: 70)

Wednesday 13 February

NORTHERN PREMIER

Doncaster Rovers Belles 2-2 Huddersfield Town (Att: 122)
Middlesbrough 3-3 Sunderland (Att: 300)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Milton Keynes Dons 0-3 Oxford United
Portsmouth P-P Chichester City
Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Watford (Att: 90)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1

Burnley 0-1 Bolton Wanderers (Att: 77)
Leeds United 3-1 Norton & Stockton Ancients (Att: 40)
Morecambe 2-0 Chorley (Att: 35)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1

AFC Wimbledon 0-4 Crawley Wasps (Att: 70)
Billericay Town 2-1 Leyton Orient
Norwich City 3-0 Ipswich Town (Att: 230)
Stevenage 1-1 Cambridge United (Att: 65)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1

Maidenhead United 0-2 Chesham United (Att: 20)

Oxford United celebrate a goal at Stadium MK. (Photo: @OUWFC)

Northern Premier – Rovers’ title rivals both held

Neither Huddersfield nor Sunderland were able to make up much ground on leaders Blackburn, with the Terriers rescuing a point at Doncaster and the Black Cats letting slip a two-goal lead at Middlesbrough.

Kirsty Smith and Chloe Bethell had the Belles two up but the Terriers hit back through Lucy Sowerby and Sarah Dobby.

Bridget Galloway bagged a brace and Niamh McLaughlin got Sunderland’s other goal but Holly Manders second secured a point for Boro.

Southern Premier – Oxford go third, QPR get third point 

Goals from Flo Fyfe, Emily Allen and Cheryl Williams saw Oxford United win 3-0 at MK Dons and move up to third in the table.

Watford slipped to fourth after a 1-1 tie at QPR, which was only Rangers’ third point of the season. Jo Wilson’s second-minute corner put the hosts ahead but Helen Ward won and converted a penalty before the break. QPR held on at the end after their numbers were reduced by injury and a red card for Hollie Hogan.

Watford tackle QPR. (Photo: Andrew Waller Images)

Midlands Division 1 – Thirteen unlucky for some

West Brom thirteenth straight win was a thirteenth defeat for Solihull, the 11-0 thrashing including doubles by Hannah Baines, Laura Davies, Harriet James and Natalie Murray.

Nettleham went fifth with two goals in the last half-hour at Steel City, Imogen Burnley sealing the points after Abigail Ringrose’s opener.

Northern Division 1 – Bolton beat leaders

Bolton moved into the top half of the table with a single-goal success at runaway leaders Burnley, Wanderers winning it with 5 minutes left.

Leeds struck three times in the first 45 for a 3-1 result over Norton, which lifted them into fourth spot.

Morecambe’s second win of the campaign came 2-0 over Chorley with both goals by Jessica Tait but the result still leaves them six points from safety.

South East Division 1 – Canaries win derby clash

Crawley stayed four points clear at the top with as many goals at Wimbledon, where Naomi Cole netted two penalties, Rachel Palmer and Kemina Webber also found the net for an eleventh win in a row.

Billericay kept up the chase with a 3-1 defeat of Orient, Norwich leapfrogged Ipswich into seventh with a 3-0 victory in the East Anglian derby as Reeanna Cook got a couple, while Stevenage’s Ashleigh Deacon levelled in the last minute against Cambridge United.

South West Division 1 – Chesham up to fourth

Chesham climbed to fourth with both goals of the game at Maidenhead, Tash Smith scoring in either half. The teams meet again in the Berks & Bucks Cup semi-final on Sunday.

Fixtures for Thursday 14th February (7.45pm)

FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE

NORTHERN PREMIER

Blackburn Rovers v Fylde (Bamber Bridge FC)
Derby County v Stoke City (Mickleover Sports FC)
Sheffield FC v Nottingham Forest (Sheffield FC)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Gillingham v C & K Basildon (Chatham Town FC)
Loughborough Foxes v Coventry United (Loughborough University Stadium)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1

Keynsham Town v Brislington (Keynsham Town FC)
Southampton Saints v Southampton WFC (Sholing FC)