Forest and Watford into FA Women’s National League Cup Final

Forest into FA Women's National League Cup Final

The FA Women’s National League Cup semi-finals saw Nottingham Forest defeat Portsmouth and Watford win against Wolves.

League Cup Semi-Finals

Nottingham Forest 5-0 Portsmouth (Att: 429)
Watford 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Att: 266)

Becky Anderson bagged a brace for Forest, Olivia Cook, Charlotte Greengrass and Mai Moncaster with one apiece. Watford won through to the final on Sunday 23 April at Burton Albion FC, with first-half goals from Andria Georgiou and Faye Brough on her first start.

Northern Premier Division

Burnley 5-1 Boldmere St Michaels (Att: 111)
Derby County 2-1 Huddersfield Town (Att: 272)
Liverpool Feds 2-1 West Bromwich Albion (Att: 65)
Stoke City 3-0 Loughborough Lightning

Burnley sealed victory over Boldmere with three goals after the break, to go second in the table. Derby County extended their winning run to six games thanks to a late goal by substitute Camille Jenkins.

Derby County 2-1 Huddersfield Town
Derby County on the ball against Huddersfield Town. (Photo: @TerriLeePhotos)

Southern Premier Division

Bridgwater United 1-2 Billericay Town (Att: 70)
Ipswich Town 3-0 Plymouth Argyle (Att: 505)
London Bees 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 78)
Oxford United 6-1 Crawley Wasps (Att: 526)
Gillingham 2-1 Cheltenham Town (Att: 192)

Oxford United and Ipswich Town overtook Portsmouth to go first and second respectively. Carly Johns and Daisy McLachlan both scored hat-tricks for the U’s, Anna Grey got two of Town’s three.

Division 1 Midlands

Northampton Town 1-0 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 1,025)
Sheffield FC 1-1 Leek Town
Stourbridge 2-0 Doncaster Rovers Belles (Att: 245)
Wem Town 1-0 Long Eaton United (Att: 33)
Solihull Moors 4-0 Peterborough United (Att: 38)

Stourbridge downed Doncaster with second-half goals from Mil Rogers and Alex Nicklin, to move three points clear of them at the top. Northampton defeated third-placed Sporting Khalsa in front of their record crowd of over 1,000 at Sixfields Stadium.

Newcastle United 2-0 Leeds United
Newcastle United defeated Leeds United. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Division 1 North

Chorley 1-2 Bradford City (Att: 90)
Hull City 0-2 Durham Cestria
Merseyrail 1-1 Middlesbrough (Att: 12)
Newcastle United 2-0 Leeds United (Att: 579)
Norton & Stockton Ancients 0-6 Barnsley (Att: 43)
York City 0-2 Stockport County (Att: 45)

Leaders Durham Cestria won 2-0 away, Faye Dale and Poppy Pritchard with a goal and an assist each.Second-placed Newcastle beat Leeds by the same score hand as Kacie Elson struck twice.

Chorley 1-2 Bradford City
Bradford City tackle Chorley. (Photo:@john_shirras)

Division 1 South East

AFC Wimbledon 4-1 Chesham United (Att: 529)
Cambridge City 0-2 Actonians (Att: 40)
London Seaward 0-2 Ashford Town [Middx] (Att: 38)
Hashtag United 4-1 Norwich City (Att: 85)

Hashtag held top spot when defeating Norwich 4-1, a scoreline matched by second-placed Wimbledon against Chesham at Plough Lane.

Division 1 South West

Moneyfields v Southampton W
Southampton Women’s Laura Vokes and Kau Taylor of Moneyfields. (Photo:

AFC St Austell 0-1 Swindon Town (Att: 72)
Cardiff City LFC 2-0 AFC Bournemouth (Att: 100)
Keynsham Town 2-0 Maidenhead United (Att: 48)
Larkhall Athletic 0-4 Exeter City (Att: 60)
Moneyfields 1-1 Southampton Women (Att: 93)
Portishead Town 1-0 Selsey (Att: 52)

Exeter City remained four points ahead of Cardiff City Ladies in the title race but from two games more. The  Grecians got four goals at Larkhall, Cardiff saw off third-placed Bournemouth.

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