#FAWNL: WBA Women bounce back

Photo: @WBAWomen

West Bromwich Albion confirmed a swift return to the FAWNL Northern Premier when becoming Division 1 Midlands champions.

FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE results for 21 April

NORTHERN PREMIER

Huddersfield Town 6-0 Nottingham Forest (Att: 77)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Cardiff City LFC 3-2 Plymouth Argyle (Att: 125)
Gillingham 0-1 Watford

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

West Bromwich Albion 7-0 Steel City Wanderers (Att: 33)

DIVISION 1 NORTHERN 

Barnsley 8-0 Crewe Alexandra (Att: 100)
Chester le Street Town 2-1 Bolton Wanderers (Att: 40)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

AFC Wimbledon 3-2 Enfield Town (Att: 85)
Ipswich Town 1-2 Crawley Wasps (Att: 67)
Luton Town 2-4 Billericay Town

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Larkhall Athletic 3-0 Maidenhead United (Att: 35)

Cardiff were 3-2 winners over Plymouth Argyle. (Photo: @CardiffCityLFC)

Huddersfield hit Nottingham Forest for six in the Northern Premier. Kate Mallin scored in each half, Lucy Sowerby, Laura Elford and Lucy Roberts all netted in a four-minute spell before the break, with Ellie White also on target.

Cardiff returned to second in the Southern Premier by edging Plymouth 3-2, Leah Burridge and Tash Knapman netting in vain for Argyle. Watford’s Katie O’Leary got the only goal at Gillingham.

Katie O’Leary scored for Watford. Photo: Andrew Waller Images)

West Brom won the Division 1 Midlands title with two games to spare after sinking Steel City 7-0 in an eighteenth win on the spin. The Baggies had six different scorers in Trina Greaves, Keeley Davies, Natalie Murray, Jess Davies, Laura Davies and Fran Orthodoxou, the other being an own-goal.

Drew Greene hit a 23-minute hat-trick as Barnsley put eight past Crewe but Chester le Street are likely to be runners-up in Division 1 North after beating Bolton 2-1 with a brace by Nichole Havery.

Chester le Street Town i action against Bolton Wanderers. (Photo: Colin Lock)

AFC Wimbledon came from 2-1 down to defeat Enfield 3-2 as Rosie Russell struck 4 minutes into stoppage time, putting them level on points with their fifth-placed visitors. Division 1 South East champions Crawley came from behind to win 2-1 at Ipswich with ten players. Zoe Cossey’s effort was cancelled out by Faye Rabson and despite Darcy James being sent off, Suzi Davis grabbed an 88th-minute winner. Runners-up Billericay ran out 4-2 winners at Luton with a goal apiece for Sam Pittuck, Karisa Rodney, Karen Stefanou and Zoe Rushen.

Larkall netted all three goals in the Division 1 South West meeting with Maidenhead.

Coming up this midweek:

Tues 23 April: Oxford united v Cardiff City LFC (Oxford City FC, 7.45pm)