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