#FAWNL: Sunderland Ladies edge nine-goal thriller

Sunderland celebrate 5-4 win
Sunderland celebrations at the Academy of Light, (Photo: @SAFCLadies)

Sunderland saw off a Derby County fightback to edge them 5-4 in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division.

FA WNL – results for 13 December 


Fylde 8-1 Sheffield FC
Huddersfield Town 8-1 Stoke City (Att: 47)
Sunderland 5-4 Derby County


Cardiff City LFC 6-0 Hounslow
Crawley Wasps 4-0 Plymouth Argyle (Att: 77)
Oxford United 3-1 Keynsham Town (Att: 120)
Portsmouth 4-1 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 183)
Watford 4-0 Chichester & Selsey (Att: 183)


Bedworth United 4-2 Burton Albion (Att: 40)
Long Eaton United 7-1 Leafield Athletic (Att: 35)
Sporting Khalsa 3-3 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 30)


Bradford City A-A Chorley (waterlogged pitch)
Durham Cestria 7-0 Bolton
Stockport County 3-4 Leeds United


Cambridge United 0-3 Enfield Town (Att: 40)
Hashtag United 6-0 Cambridge City (Att: 38)
Norwich City 3-0 Stevenage


Buckland Athletic 3-1 Poole Town

Other games postponed

Cambridge Utd's Amber Cantwell
Cambridge United’s Amber Cantwell pressured by Enfield Town. (Gary Reed Photography)

Northern Premier – Nine-goal games

The leading pair both enjoyed 8-1 victories, Fylde over Sheffield FC and Huddersfield Town against Stoke City, with the help of a Laura Elford hat-trick.

There was also nine goals in the game at Sunderland as the Black Cats edged Derby County 5-4 to go fourth. Keira Ramshaw contributed a brace but the Rams had battled back from 4-1 down at the break

Southern Premier – Ward double set up Watford win

Watford goal celebrations
Emma Beckett (left) celebrates her goal for Watford, two-goal Helen Ward looks on. (Photo: AW Images)

Helen Ward’s five-minute brace set up Watford for victory over Chichester & Selsey as the Hornets held top spot in the Southern Premier.

Oxford United took maximum points against Keynsham Town with two late goals from Emily Allen and Daisy McLachlan for a 3-1 result, which lifted them into second place.

Portsmouth leapfrogged Milton Keynes Dons into third by beating them 4-1, as Becki Bath featured with a treble.

Crawley Wasps put four past Plymouth Argyle with one each by Immy Lancaster, Charlotte Owen, Naomi Cole and Nikita Whinnett.

Cardiff City hit Hounslow for six with Cori Wills scoring twice.

Division 1 – Leeds eventually come out on top

Leeds United came from behind three times to win a seven-goal thriller at Stockport County, Rebecca Hunt with the 57th-minute winner. Also in the North, Durham Cestria had seven different scorers against Bolton.

Sporting Khalsa held Midlands second-placed Doncaster Rovers Belles to a 3-3 draw, Long Eaton United sent Leafield Athletic to a 7-1 defeat.

Hashtag United hit Cambridge City 6-0 to go level on points with South East leaders Ipswich Town, Enfield Town are third after a 3-0 win at Cambridge United and Stevenage’s Charlotte McLucas was sent off in a 3-0 loss to Norwich City.

Buckland Athletic are up to fourth in the South West having sent Poole Town to a sixth straight defeat.

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