Many FAWNL fixtures fell to the weather but Doncaster Rovers Belles got out of the drop zone, Burnley and West Brom extended their leads, while Buckland Athletic beat the South West table toppers.
FAWNL results for 3rd February
Derby County P-P Middlesbrough
Hull City 0-1 Guiseley Vixens (Att: 50)
Nottingham Forest 1-1 Doncaster Rovers Belles
Sheffield FC P-P Fylde
Coventry United P-P Chichester City
Portsmouth P-P Oxford United
MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Long Eaton United P-P Solihull Moors
Nettleham P-P Sporting Khalsa
Steel City Wanderers 0-2 Bedworth United (Att: 35)
West Bromwich Albion 4-1 The New Saints (Att: 58)
NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Bolton Wanderers P-P Chester le Street Town
Chorley P-P Newcastle United
Crewe Alexandra P-P Morecambe
Leeds United 0-1 Burnley (Att: 80)
Norton & Stockton Ancients P-P Brighouse Town
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Denham United P-P Cambridge United
Enfield Town 3-1 Ipswich Town (Att: 58)
Luton Town P-P Actonians
Stevenage P-P Billericay Town
SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Brislington P-P Maidenhead United
Buckland Athletic 2-1 Southampton WFC (Att: 43)
Chesham United P-P Southampton Saints
Poole Town 0-2 Swindon Town (Att: 30)
Northern Premier – Belles out of bottom two
Guiseley leapfrogged Hull into eighth spot when edging the Tigresses 1-0 away from home. When a first-half free kick came back off the wall, Charlotte Gill hit it on the half-volley into the net.
Doncaster drew at Nottingham Forest to get out of the bottom two at the expense of Sheffield FC. Trina Greaves gave Forest the lead inside the first couple of minutes but the home side had Grace Walters sent off before the break. Lauren Breen levelled for the Belles 6 minutes into the second half.
Midlands Division 1 – Baggies make it a dozen straight wins
Leaders West Brom were 4-1 winners over TNS to go nine points clear. The Saints scored first through Zoe Griffiths but Laura Davies, Keeley Davies and Jess Davies were among the goals for Albion.
Bedworth are level on points with third-placed Birmingham & West Midlands having taken the points 2-0 at lowly Steel City with a Kirsty Farnsworth brace in the first 30 minutes.
Northern Division 1 – Burnley go thirteen clear
Burnley got the only goal of the game at fourth-placed Leeds to extend their already big lead at the top of the table, Sarah Greenhalgh on target after 27 minutes.
Massive show of character today from @BurnleyFCWomen 1st team against a very strong Leeds Utd side! Structure was solid throughout and the desire from the team was fantastic. We have to work hard again next week on the training pitch to keep moving forward. #OneGameAtATime 👍⚽️ pic.twitter.com/9H9f5syRYO
— Matthew Bee (@mattAFCbuzz) February 3, 2019
South East Division 1 – Three-goal Enfield go fourth
Enfield are fourth on goal-difference following a 3-1 victory over Ipswich. Paige Wakefield but the visitors one up on half time but Molly Peters and Eliza Diaz turned the game round and Sheryce Slater added a penalty at the end.
South West Division 1 – Buckland beat leaders
Southampton WFC suffered defeat for the second time with a 2-1 reverse against Buckland, Leah Brooks and Sarah-Louise Stacey got the goals for the Devon side.
Swindon claimed only their second win of the season, their 2-0 victory at Poole lifting them above their hosts into ninth spot. Alice Smith struck on the hour mark and Sophie Barrett added a 25-yard free kick.