FAWNL: Stockport County Ladies safe after beating Barnsley

Stockport County Ladies are staying up
Levi Rathburn (blue) scores Stockport’s opener at Barnsley. (Photo: Julian Barker)

Stockport County Ladies secured their place in FA Women’s National League Division 1 North with victory at Barnsley on Tuesday 19 April.

Division 1 North

Barnsley 0-3 Stockport County (Att: 25)

Division 1 South West

Poole Town 0-4 Southampton Women (Att: 71)

Stockport are staying up after scoring all three goals of the game at Barnsley, who remain in the relegation zone with just two games to go.

The Hatters were one up at the break through Levi Rathburn and sealed the win with two goals in the last 20 minutes from Jess Battle and Libby Dixon.

Reserves’ goalkeeper Denika Connolly kept a clean sheet on her full first-team debut for County.

Southampton Women can still finish as runners-up in Division 1 South West, after a 4-0 victory at Poole Town.

They had to wait until the second half for the breakthrough, Brittany Jeal then bagging a brace, Lucy Mear and Hannah Samuels adding one each.

Southampton Women must win their last two games and increase their goal difference by at least nine to be able to take second spot from AFC Bournemouth.

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