#FAWNL: Wolves Women go second, Cestrians held by Magpies

Steph Ord bagged a brace in Newcastle United’s 2-2 draw with Chester le Street Town at Ashington FC. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Midweek action in the FA Women’s National League saw Wolves go second in their division, while Chester le Street Town had to settle for a point at Newcastle United.

Wolverhampton Wanderers retook second place in Midlands Division 1 with a 3-1 victory against Sporting Khalsa, who are now just ahead of sixth-placed Nettleham by virtue of goals scored.

The game was settled in an eleven-minute spell approaching the interval in which Wolves scored three times.

Anna Price opened the scoring when heading in a corner at the front post on 31 minutes, Anna Morphet then netted a free-kick from 35 yards and Jenni Anslow turned in the box to rifle home from close range.

Sporting Khalsa pull a goal back with 15 minutes to play as Natalie Morris flicked a header in from a corner.

Cestrians have to settle for draw

Chester le Street Town are still eleven points short of Northern Division 1 leaders Burnley with only one game in hand, after being held to a 2-2 draw at Newcastle United.

Steph Ord headed in a Rebecca Olley corner for the Magpies but Shannon Etherington replied 5 minutes into the second-half.

Although Ord restored the advantage on the hour, Nichole Havery netted a second equaliser for the Cestrians in the 80th minute.

Orient book final place

Meanwhile in the Isthmian Women’s Cup, Leyton Orient reached the final with a 1-0 result at Enfield Town, where Sophie Le Marchand headed in with 14 minutes remaining.

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