FAWNL: Wolves Women one point from becoming champions

Maz Gauntlett got both goals for Wolves
Wolves’ two-goal Maz Gauntlett. (Photo: @WolvesWomen)

Wolves beat Huddersfield Town 2-1 to go within a point of the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier title with four games left.

Northern Premier Division

Brighouse Town 0-1 Nottingham Forest (Att: 75)
Burnley 7-0 Hull City
Fylde 0-2 Derby County
Sheffield FC 0-2 West Bromwich Albion
Stoke City 4-2 Loughborough Lightning
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Huddersfield Town (Att: 471)

Maz Gauntlett got both goals for Wolves including a second-half winner, Derby are the only side who can mathematically catch them now following the Rams’ victory at Fylde. Roisin Kivel scored two goals in as many minutes as Stoke beat Looughborough 4-2 and leapfrogged them in the table and the battle to stay up.

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Southern Premier Division

Bridgwater United 1-0 London Bees (Att: 179)
Hounslow 1-7 Chichester & Selsey (Att: 45)
Ipswich Town 1-2 Southampton FC (Att: 638)
Oxford United 9-0 Keynsham Town (Att: 180)
Portsmouth 0-3 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 748)
Plymouth Argyle 3-4 Crawley Wasps (Att: 119)

Southampton came from behind in the second half to win 2-1 at leaders Ipswich to sit just one point behind them, with two games still in hand. Lucia Kendall levelled and Ella Pusey came off the bench to win it. Oxford United netted nine against Keynsham, aided by a Carly Johns hat-trick, in continuing their title chase. MK Dons pulled off a 3-0 win over Portsmouth at Fratton Park to get out of the relegation zone at the expense of Cardiff, Plymouth are only goal-difference better off following a 4-3 defeat by Crawley, whose Rachel Palmer got the decider with a free kick.

Division 1 Midlands

Doncaster Rovers Belles edged Bedworth United 3-2
Belles’ two goal Jasmine Saxton hugged by Sophie Scargill (26). (Photo: Julian Barker)

Doncaster Rovers Belles 3-2 Bedworth United
Lincoln City 6-1 Leafield Athletic
Sporting Khalsa 0-2 Long Eaton United
Wem Town 0-5 Peterborough United
Leek Town 4-0 Burton Albion (Att: 40)

Peterborugh United won 5-0 at Wem Town
Peterborough United won 5-0 at Wem Town. (Gary Reed Photography)

Doncaster maintained hopes of the title but only with a 3-2 scoreline against relegated Bedworth at the Eco-Power Stadium, where Jasmine Saxton scored twice for the Belles. Peterborough substitute Stacey McConville bagged a four-minute brace in Posh’s 5-0 win at Wem.

Division 1 North

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Alnwick Town 2-3 Chorley (Att: 35)
Bradford City 1-1 Stockport County
Durham Cestria 0-3 Barnsley (Att: 50)
Leeds United 0-2 Norton & Stockton Ancients (Att: 100)
Newcastle United 1-1 Liverpool Feds

Liverpool Feds held leaders Newcastle United 1-1 to stay four points behind them but with two games in hand. Barnsley picked up a fine 3-0 result at fourth-place Durham Cestria, to get out of the drop zone on goal-difference as FC United slipped in.

Photo: Colin Lock

Division 1 South East

Hashtag United won 1-0 at Enfield Town
Hashtag United pressure Enfield Town. (Photo: @MikeyTheTowner)

Billericay Town 4-1 Queens Park Rangers
Cambridge City 1-2 Norwich City (Att: 62)
Cambridge United 0-3 AFC Wimbledon
Enfield Town 0-1 Hashtag United (Att: 107)
Kent Football United 0-1 Stevenage (Att: 31)

Hashtag United completed their fixtures with a singe-goal success at Enfield, leaving Billericay – 4-1 winners over QPR – needing to win their last two games to catch them at the top. Norwich won at Cambridge City to climb out of the relegation places and go level on points with them, Enfield and Stevenage will both go down of they fail to win their final games.

Division 1 South West

Cheltenham Town 3-1 Exeter City (Att: 42)
Chesham United 1-3 Southampton Women (Att 40)

Cheltenham ended Exeter’s title hopes by beating them 3-1 and will win promotion themselves ahead of AFC Bournemouth, should they beat Chesham next time out. Southampton Women won 3-1 at Chesham but now only have mathematical hopes of finishing top.

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