#FAWNL: Watford Ladies end Crawley Wasps winning run

Anne Meiwald was among Watfords scorers
Anne Meiwald was among Watford’s scorers in the win at Crawley Wasps. (Andrew Waller Images)

Watford stung FA Women’s National League Southern Premier leaders Crawley Wasps, Sunderland won the Northern Premier top of the table clash at Huddersfield.

FA WNL results – 15 Sept

NORTHERN PREMIER

Huddersfield Town 1-4 Sunderland (Att: 86)
Loughborough Foxes 0-1 Stoke City
Middlesbrough 1-3 Derby County (Att: 82)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Chichester City 0-2 Cardiff City LFC (Att: 70)
Crawley Wasps 1-3 Watford (Att: 85)
Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Hounslow (Att: 1,002)
Plymouth Argyle 5-1 Yeovil Town (Att: 245)

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

Birmingham & West Midlands 2-0 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 68)
Leafield Athletic 1-4 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Att: 83)
Leicester United 1-6 The New Saints (Att: 44)
Sporting Khalsa 3-0 Long Eaton United (Att: 45)

DIVISION 1 NORTH

Brighouse Town 1-0 Stockport County (Att: 40)
Chester le Street Town 1-5 Leeds United (Att: 40)
Liverpool Feds 0-0 Durham Cestria (Att: 40)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

AFC Basildon 2-2 AFC Wimbledon
Actonians 3-1 Cambridge United (Att: 19)
Norwich City 0-5 Billericay Town (Att: 101)
Stevenage 1-3 Leyton Orient

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Maidenhead United 2-1 Swindon Town (Att: 50)
Poole Town P-P Brislington
Southampton FC 3-0 Buckland Athletic (Att: 126)
Southampton Women’s 0-2 Cheltenham Town

LEAGUE CUP 1ST ROUND

Chesham United H/W Keynsham Town (Keynsham withdrew from Cup)
Norton & Stockton Ancients 4-2 Bedworth United
Portsmouth 3-2(aet) Gillingham

LEAGUE PLATE 1ST ROUND

Burton Albion 0-3 Solihull Moors
Lincoln City 1-2 West Bromwich Albion

Middlesbrough v Derby County
Middlesbrough and Derby County players battle for possession. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Terriers’ lead overturned by Black Cats

Sunderland went top of the Northern Premier with a 4-1 result at morning leaders Huddersfield. Trailing 1-0 at half-time, they hit back with goals by Keira Ramshaw, Katie Barker, Grace McCatty and Bridget Galloway

Derby went fourth, leapfrogging Middlesbrough whom they beat 3-1 away with Sophie Domingo and Hannah Keryakoplis both finding the net.

Alison Hall’s 47th-minute goal was enough for a Stoke victory at Loughborough and to put the Potters fifth.

Hornets halt Wasps

Watford brought Crawley’s perfect start in the Southern Premier to an abrupt halt, Adekite Fatuga-Dada, Anne Meiwald and substitute Katie O’Leary with second-half goals in a 3-1 away success.

Plymouth pulled off a 5-1 scoreline against Yeovil to go second, Becky Dandridge and Tash Knapman with two apiece.

Grace Horrell and Carrie Jones were on target for Cardiff as they went third with victory at Chichester.

MK Dons were held 1-1 by Hounslow in font of over 1,000 at stadiumMK.

Division 1 – Trio of new leaders

Wolves are new leaders in Division 1 Midlands following a 4-1 result at Leafield. They lead both The New Saints and Long Eaton on goal-difference, TNS having hit Leicester United for six and former top team Long Eaton crashing 3-0 at Sporting Khalsa.

A single goal by Brighouse Town against basement side Stockport was enough to put them in pole position in Division 1 North.

Billericay Town moved three points clear in Division 1 South East with all five goals at Norwich City.

Georgie Freeland’s double helped Southampton FC beat Buckland and replace local rivals Southampton Women’s as Division 1 South West leaders, Cheltenham Town’s away win lifting them into second.

Pompey progress in Cup

Portsmouth edged Gillingham out of the Cup in extra-time, Jade Widdows effort from 25 yards forcing the additional 30 minutes and Charmaine True getting the decider.

FA WNL Round-Up (8 Sept)