#FAWNL: West Brom Women win top of the table clash

West Brom beat Wolves 2-0 in the Black Country derby. (Photo @WBAWomen)

West Brom’s win over Wolves increased their lead in the Midlands, while Burnley, Chichester City and Crawley Wasps also went further clear in their respective divisions.

FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE results for 27 Jan

NORTHERN PREMIER

Blackburn Rovers 4-2 Sheffield FC
Bradford City 0-5 Stoke City (Att: 62)
Doncaster Rovers Belles 2-2 Sunderland
Fylde 1-0 Hull City
Huddersfield Town 4-2 Middlesbrough (Att: 76)
Nottingham Forest P-P Guiseley Vixens

SOUTHERN PREMIER

C&K Basildon 0-2 Loughborough Foxes
Chichester City 5-2 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 90)
Coventry United P-P Portsmouth
Plymouth Argyle P-P Gillingham
Queens Park Rangers 0-6 Cardiff City LFC (Att: 48)
Watford P-P Oxford United

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1

Birmingham & West Midlands 4-0 Bedworth United (Att: 27)
West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Att: 375)

NORTHERN DIVISION 1

Barnsley 1-1 Brighouse Town (Att: 50)
Bolton Wanderers P-P Chorley
Burnley 2-0 Liverpool Feds (Att: 70)
Leeds United 3-1 Newcastle United (Att: 180)

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1

Crawley Wasps 4-1 Leyton Orient (Att: 65)
Ipswich Town 2-2 Cambridge United (Att: 40)

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1

Buckland Athletic P-P Maidenhead United
Cheltenham Town 2-0 Larkhall Athletic
Southampton Saints P-P Keynsham Town

Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield FC battle for the ball. (Photo: John Shirras / BRLFC)

Northern Premier – Rovers make it a dozen

Blackburn made it maximum points from a dozen games with a 4-2 defeat of Sheffield FC, leaving their visitors goal-difference above the drop zone. Huddersfield went second as a 4-2 win over Middlesbrough was sealed with Brittany Sanderson’s 94th-minute effort, Sunderland being held 2-2 at Doncaster where Abby Watkinson bagged a late brace for the Belles. Nic Hudson was the first of Stoke’s five different scorers at Bradford and Fylde are fifth after getting the only goal through Livi Wild in the game with Hull, although the Tigresses had an injury-time effort ruled out.

Southern Premier – High fives for Chichester

Chichester are five points clear after a 5-2 scoreline over MK Dons, with Sara Tubby on target twice. Loughborough Foxes got both goals at C&K Basildon to go third, Chloe Young coming off the bench to secure the points late on. Cardiff hit hosts QPR for six with the help of a Kylie Nolan hat-trick to climb to fourth.

Midlands Division 1 – Baggies win Black Country derby

A big turnout for the clash of the leading pair saw West Brom see off local rivals Wolves to double their lead at the top, Keeley Davies and Natalie Murray their scorers. Third beat fourth 4-0 as Birmingham & West Midlands struck all the goals in a 20-minute spell against Bedworth.

Northern Division 1 – Double-figure lead for Clarets

Burnley have a massive ten-point advantage over the rest after sending Liverpool Feds to a 2-0 defeat, substitute Danielle Cooper confirming the result in added time. Second-placed Barnsley were held 1-1 by Brighouse, Melissa Woodhouse scoring for the Tykes and Emma Dobson for the visitors. Leeds lifted themselves to fourth with a 3-1 result against Newcastle, Emily Cassidy, Rebecca Hunt and Holly Findlay sharing the spoils.

South East Division 1 – Tenth win for Wasps

Crawley’s 4-1 win over fourth-placed Orient gives them maximum points from their first ten games at this level. Rachel Palmer, Naomi Cole and Jenny Drury all struck in the last 10 minutes for the Wasps in their warm-up for next week’s huge SSE WFA Cup clash with Arsenal. Ipswich had to share the points 2-2 at home to Cambridge United, who retrieved a 2-0 deficit with a Becky Shephard double to move the U’s into ninth place.

South West Division 1 – Robins cut gap

Cheltenham gained ground on the top two with a 2-0 success against Larkhall, Annie Martin and Annabel Davies both finding the net in the first 10 minutes of the second half.

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