FAWNL: Wolves Women and Oxford United go top on Tuesday

Oxford United make it three straight eins
Oxford United celebrations. (Sam Mallia/SPP)

Wolves lead the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier and Oxford United the Southern Premier after Tuesday’s results.

Northern Premier Division

Boldmere St Michaels 1-2 West Bromwich Albion (Att:147)
Stoke City 0-5 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Att:225)

Wolves went top and West Brom a point behind them in fourth, after a good night for the Black Country rivals.

Katie Johnson, Maz Gauntlett and Destiney Toussaint gave Wolves a 3-0 interval lead, Amber Hughes and Beth Merrick adding one each.

Jess Lundie had Boldmere in front against the Baggies but Lois Jefferies levelled and after Hannah George hit the bar, Jannelle Straker turned in the rebound.

Southern Premier Division

Crawley Wasps P-P Gillingham
Oxford United 3-0 London Bees (Att:194)

Oxford United lead the table by three points after defeating London Bees by as many goals. The U’s struck early in either half through Leah Burridge and then Carly Johns, before Daisy McLachlan added a late third.

Division 1 Midlands

Doncaster Rovers Belles 2-1 Sheffield FC (Att:260)
Leek Town 5-1 Long Eaton United (Att:45)

Leek Town are top on six points from three matches, after beating visitors Long Eaton 5-1.

Doncaster leapfrogged Sheffield FC to go second, after coming from behind to win. Tiana Hicks (who was stretchered off early in the second half with an ACL injury) scored from distance, as did Olivia Harness in reply, before Jess Andrew converted an 87th-minute penalty.

Donny belles beat Sheffield FC
Liv Harness levels for Belles go for goal. (Photo: Julian Barker)

Division 1 North

Chorley 3-1 Merseyrail (Att:104)

Chorley got off the mark at the third attempt, seeing off newcomers Merseyrail. Grace Foy and Jess Gillin got early goals for the home side and although the visitors soon responded, Nat Bell fired home after the interval to make it 3-1.

Division 1 South East

Actonians 0-0 Queens Park Rangers (Att:70)
Wymondham Town 0-7 Norwich City (Att:435)

Norwich City netted seven in making it three straight wins, as Wymondham continue to try to find their feet at this level. Megan Todd made the breakthrough from the penalty spot after the half-hour mark, Natasha Snelling hit a hat-trick, Olivia Cook, Rebecca Russell and Katie Knights also on target. The last came 14 minutes into stoppage-time, Wymondham’s Natasha Youngs having earlier sustained a serious knee injury.

Actonians banked a first point following a goalless west London derby draw with QPR. It was nearly all three but Katie McClean turned Jasmine Williamson’s injury-time effort round the post.

Fixtures for Wednesday 31 August (7.45pm)

Northern Premier Division

Derby County v Loughborough Lightning (Mickleover Sports Club)
Fylde v Burnley (Kellamergh Park)

Southern Premier Division

Billericay Town v Ipswich Town (Billericay Town FC)
Bridgwater United v Plymouth Argyle (Bridgwater Utd FC)
Milton Keynes Dons v Cheltenham Town (Stadium MK)

Division 1 Midlands

Leafield Athletic v Northampton Town (Dickens Heath Sports Club, 7.30pm)
Peterborough United v Lincoln City (Peterborough Utd FC)
Sporting Khalsa v Stourbridge (Sporting Khalsa FC)

Division 1 North

Bradford City v Barnsley (Bradford Park Avenue FC)
Durham Cestria v Norton & Stockton Ancients (Graham Sports Centre)
Leeds United v Stockport County (Tadcaster Albion FC)

Division 1 South East

Ashford Town v AFC Wimbledon (Ashford Town [Middx] FC)
Cambridge City v Cambridge United (Ely City FC)

Division 1 South West

AFC Bournemouth v Moneyfields (Ringwood Town FC)
Exeter City v AFC St Austell (Exwick Sports Hub)
Larkhall Athletic v Portishead (Larkhall Sports Club)
Selsey v Southampton Womens (Selsey FC)

Thursday 1 September (7.45pm)

Northern Premier Division

Liverpool Feds v Brighouse Town (Jericho Lane Sports Hub, 8pm)

Division One Midlands

Solihull Moors v Wem Town (Solihull Moors FC)

Division One North

Hull City v York City (York St John University, Haxby Road)

Division One South East

Ashford Town (Middlesex) v AFC Wimbledon ( Ashford Town Middx FC)
London Seaward v Hashtag United (Wadham Lodge)

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