FAWNL: Wolves Women go top, Oxford United win fourth in a row

Derby County hit Boldmere St Michaels for six.
Derby County hit Boldmere St Michaels for six, Amy Sims with a hat-trick. (Photo: Andy Smith)

Wolves went top of the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division, Oxford United made it four straight Southern Premier wins.

Northern Premier Division

Burnley 3-3 Huddersfield Town (Att: 190)
Derby County 6-1 Boldmere St Michaels (Att: 343)
Nottingham Forest 2-0 Liverpool Feds (Att: 264)
Stoke City 1-0 Brighouse Town (Att: 42)
West Bromwich Albion 0-0 AFC Fylde (Att: 112)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 Loughborough Lightning (Att: 484)

Wolves lead the table after the 4-0 win over Loughborough in which Katie Johnson bagged a brace, Burnley slipping to second after being held 3-3 at home by Huddersfield, whose Laura Elford equalised in injury time. Meg Bowyer scored just two minutes in as Stoke saw off Brighouse.

Southern Premier Division

Billericay Town 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons 
Crawley Wasps 1-1 Bridgwater United (Att: 115)
Oxford United 5-0 Cheltenham Town 
Portsmouth 2-2 Gillingham (Att: 369)
Plymouth Argyle 1-2 London Bees (Att: 104)

Oxford put five goals past Cheltenham to make it four straight wins, Leah Burridge and carly Johns netting two each. Gillingham struck twice in the last quarter of an hour to hold hosts Portsmouth 2-2, London Bees survived a late red card to take the points at Plymouth, MK Dons also suffered a dismissal in a 2-1 defeat at Billericay, Bridgwater got a late leveller at Crawley.

Division 1 Midlands

Lincoln City 8-3 Leek Town
Long Eaton United 1-5 Peterborough United (Att: 55)
Northampton Town 1-2 Stourbridge
Sheffield FC 1-4 Leafield Athletic (Att: 69)
Solihull Moors 2-0 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 60)
Sporting Khalsa 4-0 Wem Town (Att: 43)

Solihull defeated Doncaster 2-0 to lead the table on goal-difference from Stourbridge – for whom Niamh Deasy got both goals at Northampton – and Peterborough.

Division 1 North

Barnsley 3-1 Durham Cestria (Att: 140)
Leeds United 2-0 Middlesbrough
Newcastle United 3-4 Hull City (Att: 2,034)
Norton & Stockton Ancients 2-2 Chorley (Att: 65)
Stockport County 2-3 Bradford City (Att: 75)
York City 4-0 Merseyrail 

Newcastle United attracted another bumper crowd but Hull City took the points.
Newcastle United attracted another bumper crowd but Hull City took away the points. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Barnsley have won all four games following a 3-1 defeat of Durham Cestria, Leeds beat Middlesbrough to go second and Hull are right on the heels of Newcastle after edging a seven-goal thriller in front o over 2,000.

Division 1 South East

Cambridge City 1-3 Ashford Town (Att: 76)
Cambridge United 1-1 Queens Park Rangers (Att: 63)
Chesham United 4-0 Wymondham Town 
Hashtag United 4-2 Actonians (Att: 42)
Norwich City 2-2 London Seaward (Att: 364)

Hashtag have the leadership after a 4-2 success against Actonians, while Norwich were pegged back by Joanna Butler-Williams’ stoppage-time equaliser as London Seaward.

Division 1 South West

Keynsham Town 0-8 AFC Bournemouth (Att: 58)
Larkhall Athletic 0-5 Moneyfields (Att: 119)
Portishead 4-0 Maidenhead United (Att: 42)
Selsey 6-1 AFC St Austell (Att: 75)
Southampton Women 2-3 Exeter City (Att: 100)

Bournemouth scored eight at Keynsham to go top on goal-difference, overtaking Exeter despite the Grecians win at Southampton.

Midweek matches

Weds 7 Sept – Southern Premier – Portsmouth v Watford (Havant & Waterlooville FC, 7.45pm)
Thurs 8 Sept – Northern Premier – Middlesbrough v Newcastle United (Stockton Sixth Form College, 7.45pm)

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