#FAWNL: Watford Ladies reach Plate final

Watford reach the Plate final
Photo: Colin Lock

Watford will face West Bromwich Albion in the FA Women’s National League Plate final after a 2-0 victory at Middlesbrough.

FA WNL fixtures results – 8 March 

NORTHERN PREMIER

Burnley 2-0 Loughborough Foxes (Att: 80)
Fylde 1-1 Derby County
Huddersfield Town 1-1 Nottingham Forest (Att: 89)
Sunderland 3-0 Sheffield FC (Att: 321)
West Bromwich Albion 4-2 Hull City (Att: 76)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Chichester City P-P Gillingham
Crawley Wasps P-P Keynsham Town
Oxford United 2-1 Portsmouth (Att: 185)
Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Hounslow (Att: 58)

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

Bedworth United 2-5 Leicester United
Birmingham & West Midlands 2-1 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 43)
Doncaster Rovers Belles 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Att: 184)
Leafield Athletic 5-2 Burton Albion (Att: 72)
The New Saints 1-0 Long Eaton United (Att: 25)
Solihull Moors 0-6 Lincoln City

DIVISION 1 NORTH

Barnsley 2-2 Durham Cestria (Att: 50)
Brighouse Town 1-0 Leeds United
Chorley P-P Chester le Street Town
Liverpool Feds 3-0 Bradford City (Att: 60)
Newcastle United 4-0 Bolton Wanderers (Att: 288)
Norton & Stockton Ancients 2-1 Stockport County (Att: 70)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

AFC Basildon 2-0 Leyton Orient
Billericay Town 5-0 Actonians
Cambridge City 3-1 Norwich City (Att: 51)
Cambridge United 2-1 Stevenage (Att: 50)
Enfield Town 2-4 AFC Wimbledon (Att: 63)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Buckland Athletic 3-3 Brislington
Chesham United 4-1 Swindon Town
Larkhall Athletic P-P Southampton FC
Maidenhead United 1-3 Cheltenham Town (Att: 47)
Southampton Women’s 2-1 Exeter City (Att: 49)

LEAGUE PLATE SEMI-FINAL

Middlesbrough 0-2 Watford

Doncaster v Wolves
Doncaster lost narrowly to Midlands leaders Wolves. (Photo: @donnybelles)

Watford scored twice in the last 17 minutes at Middlesbrough to reach the Plate final. Anne Meiwald broke the deadlock and with Boro reduced to ten with the dismissal of Rebekah Bass, Megan Chandler made sure of their progress in the last minute. The Hornets will face holders West Brom in the final.

Sunderland further extended their lead at the top of the Northern Premier to eight points when sending Sheffield FC – who had Jess Heald sent off on 47 minutes – to a 3-0 loss.

Derby had to settle for a draw at Fylde, Callan Barber equalising with a late penalty after Danni Young fired Fylde ahead from a free-kick. Nottingham Forest were also held 1-1 at Huddersfield with Precious Hamilton earning them a point.

Burnley beat Loughborough Foxes 2-0 and West Brom had to come from behind to defeat Hull 4-2, with Keeley Davies, Evie Gallop and Leigh Dugmore among the goals.

Oxford United are up to third in the Southern Premier following goals by Hayley Bridge and Kayleigh Hines that set up a win over Portsmouth. Plymouth are just behind oxford on goal scored after a narrow victory over Hounslow.

Division 1

Durham Cestria held Division 1 North leaders 2-2 with Jen Knowles and Erin Nelson on target for the visitors. Brighouse gained ground on second-placed Leeds, edging them 1-0 as Charlotte Proud scored on the rebound from Arianne Parnham hitting the bar. Newcastle sent Bolton to a 4-0 defeat in front of nearly 300 with Rhiannon Gray bagging a brace.

Sophie Bramford got the only goal on half-time as Division 1 Midlands leaders Wolves narrowly took all three points at Doncaster.

Enfield Town 2-4 AFC Wimbledon
Dons increase pressure on leaders Ipswich. (Photo: @MikeyTheTowner)

AFC Wimbledon won 4-2 at Enfield to go within a point of Division 1 South East top side Ipswich Town, as Sarah Wentworth, Liz Berkeley, Rosie Russell and Helen Ogle all scored for the visitors. Basildon and Billericay also both won to keep up their title chase, the former seeing off Orient.

Southampton Women's v Exeter City
Exeter City’s Sophie Gillies and Erin Bloomfield of Southampton Women’s. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Southampton Women’s Kellie Warren got the winner against Exeter to cut the gap on Southampton FC to two points at the top of Division 1 South West.

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