FAWNL: Saints Women held by Oxford in six-goal seesaw match

Oxford United hold double-winning Southampton.
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FA Women’s National League Southern Premier champions Southampton FC were held 3-3 at home after Oxford United’s stoppage-time equaliser.

Southern Premier Division

Southampton FC v Oxford United (Att: 354)

Oxford claimed a draw at double-winners Southampton late on, having led for much of Wednesday’s fixture. Katie Rood opened for the Saints but Beth Lumsden levelled from the spot and Merrick Will’s solo effort gave United an interval lead. Phoebe Williams and Rosana Parnell struck in the final quarter of an hour to turn the tables in Saints’ favour, only for Cheryl Williams to equalise for Oxford with a free kick.

Division 1 North

Chester le Street Town 2-1 Alnwick Town (Att: 53)
FC United of Manchester 2-3 Leeds United (Att: 198)

Leeds secured a top-four finish with victory at FC United, who must now win their last game to have a chance of staying up. Laura Bartup and Amy Woodruff scored early on for the visitors but Chelsea Flanagan quickly pulled one back, following up Kirsty Chambers free kick against the bar. Ash Hayes headed the hosts level with 16 minutes left, only for Cath Hamill’s last-gasp header to seal all three points for Leeds.

Chester le Street edged winless Alnwick 2-1 in the meeting of the bottom two, with both sides already relegated.

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Northern Premier Division

Sheffield FC v Brighouse Town (Sheffield FC)

Southern Premier Division

Plymouth Argyle v Bridgwater United (Saltash Utd FC)

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