Four Women’s Regional League Cup finalists confirmed

Stourbridge beat Sutton Coldfield Town in West Mids Premier Div Cup
Stourbridge beat Sutton Coldfield Town to reach the West Midlands Premier Division League Cup Final. (Photo: Jonathan Holloway)

Dartford, Hackney, Kidderminster Harriers and Stourbridge all won through to Women’s Regional League Cup Finals.

EASTERN – Royston on course for runners-up

Premier – Royston Town beat St Ives Town 2-0 and still lead the race for runners-up, Luton Town edged Kings Lynn Town 2-1 to go third, Wroxham beat Bowers & Pitsea with a goal by substitute Alice Parker. Colney Heath have games in hand but were held 1-1 at Haringey Borough, AFC Dunstable got off the bottom with an impressive 3-0 result at Bedford.

1 South – Cheshunt extended their lead with a 3-1 victory at Wodson Park

League Cup – Jessica Allen notched a double hat-trick as AFC Sudbury blew away Barking 10-1, to set up a home semi-final with Leigh Ramblers next Sunday.

EAST MIDLANDS – Cobblers catch Spireites

Premier – Northampton Town went level on points with leaders Chesterfield and with two games in hand, following an 8-0 win at Leicester City Ladies where Leah Cudone scored four. Lincoln United thrashed Loughborough Students 14-0 to go third, Rise Park edged Rotherham United 3-2 for their first win of the season.

1 North – Arnold Eagles beat Sherwood 3-1 aided by an Amy Gauvrit brace, as they moved closer to the title. Nottingham Trent University are second after netting the only goal at Grimsby Borough, Cleethorpes Town kept a clean sheet for a rare point when hosting Notts County DS.

1 South – The top three all won, Derby County Academy 3-1 at Nottingham Forest DS, Anstey Nomads 7-2 over Thrapston Town and Oadby & Wigston 3-1 against Kettering Town, while Ilkeston Town sub Jade Eaglefield struck in a 3-2 success at Loughborough Foxes Vixens.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Dartford and Hackney to contest Cup Final

Premier –Ashford Town (Middlesex) won 5-0 at Worthing to go three points clear at the top, Fulham defeated Dulwich Hamlet 2-0 to go third and Aylesford pipped Denham United 4-3 as Amanda Reece Beeput and Beth Hulme each scored twice.

1 North – Watford DS pulled off a shock 2-1 win at leaders Dulwich Hamlet Reserves, where Erin Shacklock was on target.

1 South – Hastings United hit hoists Newhaven 8-0 to close in on leaders AFC Acorns, Welling United won 4-0 over Parkwood Rangers.

League Cup – Dartford and Hackney both defeated Lionesses to make the final, the former edging Millwall 2-1 after extra-time, the latter victorious 4-2 on penalties following a 1-1 deadlock at New London.

League Trophy – Herne Bay will meet AFC Acorns in the final on 24 April after a 4-1 win at Bexhill United.

NORTH EAST – Ord nets all three for Blyth 

Premier – Redcar Town beat Farsley Celtic FC 3-0 with all the goals in the last quarter of the match, Sunderland West End shared four goals with visiting Wakefield Trinity, South Shields got all four at Hartlepool United.

1 North – Blyth Town beat Wallsend BC Reserves 3-0 with a Steph Ord treble, Chester le Street United scored six goals after the break to win 7-1 at Bishop Auckland. Washington were 2-1 winners at West Allotment Celtic, Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves returned from Guisborough Town 4-2 victors, six of Spennymoor Town’s nine goals against Prudhoe Town were scored by Autumn Colledge.

Spennymoor Town Women net nine
Spennymoor Town put nine past Prudhoe Town. (@DJNelsonPhotos)

1 South – Altofts beat York Railway Institute 5-1 to strengthen their bid for second place.

NORTH WEST – Chester catching up Curzon

Premier –  Crewe Alexandra can still finish second but not so Cheadle Town Stingers, whom they beat 4-1. Fleetwood Town Wrens’ hopes were all but ended when held 2-2 at Mossley Hill Athletic, while West Didsbury & Chorlton’s match was abandoned by the referee, with AFC Darwen having just had a player sent off.

1 North – Blackburn CSC got the only goal against Accrington Stanley to nudge closer to the title, rivals Haslingden hit six at Chorley DS, as did Penrith at Sir Tom Finney, Workington Reds won 1-0 at Carlisle United.

1 South – Chester beat Mersey Valley 5-0 to cut Curzon Ashton’s lead at the top to two points, after they were held 1-1 at next-to-bottom Altrincham. Northwich Vixens edged Runcorn Linnets in a seven-goal thriller, Hindley and Alder won 2-0 away at Didsbury and West Kirby respectively.

SOUTHERN – Bournemouth Sports seal second place

Premier –  Abingdon Town went fourth when beating Oxford City 2-0 with a Chloe Ball brace, Winchester City condemned Woodley United to last place with a 4-1 defeat.

Division 1 – Bournemouth Sports beat Chichester City 4-1 to take the runners-up spot, ahead of New Milton Town who hit Woking 7-2. AFC Stoneham suffered a third-minute red card for Chloe Stokes but Alisha Buckingham’s brace gave them a 2-1 victory at Eversley & California. Southampton Women’s Reserves sank Milton United 7-1 with sub Kathryn Heath netting a hat-trick and Katie Miller was dismissed for the visitors.

SOUTH WEST – Forest Green defeat leaders

Premier – Ilminster Town’s title hopes were dealt a blow in a 3-0 loss at Forest Green Rovers, AFC St Austell now even better placed after walloping Bideford 17-0 with six from Charlotte Whitmore. Marine Academy Plymouth beat Bishops Lydeard 3-2 with two goals for sub Sam Metters.

1 East – Warminster’s Madeleine Brown scored twice in their 2-1 result over Frome Town, which put them within striking distance of leaders Swindon Town DS and with a game in hand.

1 North –  Almondsbury won 5-1 against Weston Super Mare as Amy Jefferies struck a 22-minute treble, Cheltenham Town DS’s Holly Rogers was at the double in a 2-2 draw with Weston Mendip.

WEST MIDLANDS – Cup finalists confirmed

Premier – Lichfield City lead by six points after a 4-0 result over Redditch United, Crusaders scored three without reply at Coundon Court and it ended goalless between City of Stoke and Lye Town.

Premier League Cup  – Stourbridge came from behind with a Millie Rogers brace to win 2-1 at Sutton Coldfield Town and will face Kidderminster Harriers in the final, who went through 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 deadlock at Coventry Sphinx.

1 North Cup – Shrewsbury Town won 3-0 at AFC Telford United aided by two from Zoe Child, Coventry City also progressed to the last four with Hollie Taylor scoring three of their seven at Wyrley.

1 South Cup – Knowle knocked out Sedgley & Gornal United 2-0 in the semi-finals, Leamington Lions were 1-0 winners at Cookley Sports.

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