Fulham and Bournemouth Sports go top of Women’s Regional Leagues

London and South East Regional Womens Premier League - Dulwich Hamlet v Dartford - Champion Hill
Dulwich Hamlet’s two-goal Shakira Kafoero Roberts in action against Dartford. (Liam Asman/SPP)

Fulham and Bournemouth Sports went top of Regional League Premier Divisions, Dulwich Hamlet and Real Bedford among those beating title rivals.

EASTERN – Bedford fight back to beat Haringey

Premier – Real Bedford came from behind to edge the top-two clash at Haringey Borough 3-2 and record an eleventh straight win. Royston Town’s Emma Slater scored the only goal at Wroxham as they leapfrogged their hosts into third spot. Bowers & Pitsea beat St Albans City 4-0 helped by a Millie Isherwood hat-trick, Stevenage’s 2-2 tie with Needham Market was watched by150, while Barking scored seven at Kings Lynn Town.

Eastern League: Haringey Borough v Real Bedford
Haringey Borough v Real Bedford. (Photo: @RBFCLadies)

1 North – Wootton Blue Cross jumped three places tot fourth with a 5-1 defeat of Histon, Stevenage Development stay bottom despite a 2-1 victory at third-placed Newmarket Town.

1 South – Watford Ladies Development’s 2-0 win at Wormley Rovers was their eleventh in a row, second-placed Southend United won at Billericay Town Devs with an Ellie Nicholls goal. Cheshunt closed in on third-placed Hutton whom they beat 3-0, Lawford substitute Iola Vanharen netted in a 2-1 victory at Hertford Town,  while it finished one apiece between Wodson Park and Stanway Pegasus.

EAST MIDLANDS – Seven up for Lincoln United

Premier – Lincoln United are on seven wins from seven after a 3-0 result at Rotherham United, Ilkeston Town’s Jade Eaglefield struck twice as they won 3-1 at second-placed Chesterfield Ladies. Anstey Nomads drew 0-0 with Mansfield Town, Grimsby Town’s Danielle Brighton netted on 88 minutes for a 1-1 draw with Dunton & Broughton United.

1 Central – Arnold Eagles lead by four points following a 3-2 result at Beaumont Park, where Courtney Walters netted on 90 minutes after Natasha Leach’s early double, while Sherwood held second-placed Nottingham Trent University to a goalless draw. West Bridgford edged Notts County Devs 1-0, Loughborough Foxes Vixens defeated Sandiacre Town 4-0.

1 North –  Gainsborough Trinity opened up a six-point lead with a 4-0 defeat of Sleaford Town, Dronfield Town are third after getting the only goal at Grimsby Town, Skegness Town sent Lincoln United Devs to a 5-1 defeat.

1 South – Northampton Town Devs are two points short of leaders Thrapston Town with two games in hand, having won 4-2 at Cardea. New Bradwell St Peter’s fourth draw in seven came 2-2 with Kettering Town, Newport Pagnell Town edged Nuneaton Borough 3-2 and Stamford’s 5-2 victory over Leicester City Ladies featured a treble from Andreia Oliveira.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Fulham go first, over 600 see Dulwich defeat Dartford

Premier – Fulham went top with a 3-1 win at Aylesford, as Dulwich Hamlet downed morning leaders Dartford 5-2 in front of 636 fans to edge in front of them on goal-difference. Ebbsfleet United overcame Millwall Lionesses 5-1 away, Crawley AFC’s first point came in a creditable goalless draw with Saltdean United, while Ashford United sent Sutton United home beaten 4-1 aided by a Rebecca Wyatt hat-trick.

1 North – Sport London E Benfica sank Denham United 7-2 to open up a two-point lead over Dulwich Hamlet Reserves, who drew with third-placed Actonians Reserves. Clapton hit six at Camden & Islington United, Brentford won 4-0 at Whyteleafe.

1 South – Newhaven’s Chloe Evans got three of their four goals at Hassocks which moved them a massive 14 points clear, Montpelier Villa moved level on points with fourth-placed Herne Bay whom they beat 3-2 as Lou Tindall netted twice. Hastings United also had a 3-2 victory over Welling United in front of a crowd of 122, Bexhill United’s Molly Kemp scored the sole goal at Eastbourne United.

League Cup 3rd Rd – Enfield Town edged Bromley 4-2 on penalties after being deadlocked at 0-0, their reward being a home quarter-final with Dorking Wanderers.

League Trophy 2nd Rd – Hackney eliminated Bognor Regis Town 2-0 on the south coast and will now host Montpelier Villa in the quarter-finals.

NORTH EAST – Sunderland U-23s thrash title rivals

Premier – Sunderland West End beat third-placed Spennymoor Town 4-2 to stay top, Barnsley FC got both goals of the game at Hull United, Wallsend BC went fourth with a 7-2 success at Harrogate Town. Alnwick Town’s Libby Rees bagged a brace in the latter stages for a 2-1 win at Redcar Town, Bradford City took the points 2-0 at Hartlepool United.

1 North – Sunderland U-23s made it eight straight wins when putting nine past second-placed Wallsend BC Reserves, with Mia Lawrence-Kay contributing three goals. Consett are now second on goal-difference after a 3-2 defeat of Thornaby, Gateshead won by the same score at Hartlepool Pools Youth, Bishop Auckland beat Chester le Street United 4-1.

1 South – Plenty of goals around as leaders Millmoor won a 6-4 goalfest at Altofts, York Railway Institute forced a 4-2 result at Farsley Celtic JFC Ladies and Handsworth scored seven times at Harworth Colliery. Sheffield United Foundation beat Ripon City 5-1, Ossett United defeated Lower Hopton 2-0 but York City Devs and Chesterfield FC Women missed out in a goalless draw.

NORTH WEST – Dominant dozen for Mancunian Unity and Wythenshawe 

Premier –  Cheadle Town Stingers struck early in either half to win the top-of-the-table clash with Tranmere Rovers 2-0. Blackburn CSC rose to second as Katie Matthews scored a couple in a 4-3 thriller at Darwen, Bury are on Curzon Ashton’s tails after beating them 4-2 away with a second-half treble from Murron Alldread.

1 North – Mancunian Unity’s 5-0 result over Radcliffe gave them a twelfth win on the spin, Preston North End played out a goalless game with second-placed Accrington Stanley. Haslingden won 2-1 at Penrith after trailing at the break, Morecambe and Bolton Wanderers drew 1-1, Fleetwood Town Wrens Reserves beat Penwortham Town 2-0.

1 South – Wythenshawe extended their winning record to twelve games with nine goals at Hindley, Ellesmere Port Town edged second-placed Runcorn Linnets 2-1. FC St. Helens’ Olivia Hussey claimed a hat-trick in an 8-2 victory at Litherland REMYCA, Poulton Vics put seven past Altrincham.

Alliance Design & Print League Cup Prelim Rd – There were 6-0 wins for Crewe Alexandra over Carlisle United and Chester at Mossley Hill Athletic, while Workington Reds went through 4-1 at Warrington.

SOUTHERN – Bournemouth Sports and Havant hit top spots

Premier – Bournemouth Sports took top spot from Ascot United with a narrow 2-1 victory at basement side Badshot Lea, Wycombe Wanderers drew the mid-table meeting with Woodley United 1-1.

1 North – Long Crendon beat Caversham United 3-0 to move five points clear of their nearest challengers who drew 2-2, as Wycombe Wanderers U-23s came from two down to hold hosts Penn & Tylers Green. Beaconsfield Town beat Milton United 3-2 with Violet Kingston-Wheeler’s late decider, Kidlington won 2-1 at Abingdon United Devs, Chesham United Devs were 1-0 winners at Ascot United Reserves.

1 South – Havant & Waterlooville hit top spot with a Jodie Burchell goal at third-placed AFC Stoneham, AFC Portchester dropping to second after a 1-1 tie at Bournemouth Sports Reserves. Woking went fourth with a 3-0 result away to Abbey Rangers.

League Cup 1st Rd – Eastleigh’s Siena Millen scored half their six goals at Eversley & California, Warminster Town went through 2-0 at Winchester City Flyers.

SOUTH WEST – Bristol Rovers beat title rivals

Premier – Bristol Rovers had a big 5-1 win over title-rivals Sherborne Town and have several games in hand over their other challengers. Marine Academy Plymouth won 3-0 at Frampton Rangers, Forest Green Rovers were 5-3 winners – aided by a Nalani Hunt double – at Pucklechurch Sports. AFC St Austell moved further clear of danger with a 2-1 defeat of Bishops Lydeard.

1 East – Poole Town stayed nine points clear with a 5-0 victory at Stockwood Wanderers but Royal Wootton Bassett Town won 2-1 at Shaftesbury and have played three matches fewer. Bath City ran out 8-0 winners at Ridgway, Purton returned from Frome Town with a 2-1 result.

1 North – Weston super Mare also still lead the table by nine points but from three games more than rivals Gloucester City. Weston edged a nine-goal thriller at SGS Olveston United where Viktoriia Khandusenko bagged a crucial brace, while Gloucester narrowly beat Bristol Rovers Devs 1-0. St Vallier had a good 2-1 win at AEK Boco, Downend Flyers defeated Paulton Rovers 2-1 and Bitton beat Mangotsfield United 3-0.

1 West – Saltash United replaced Ilminster Town in pole position when getting the better of them, two goals to one. Helston Athletic ran out 6-3 winners at Bideford, Feniton struck twice without reply at Sticker.

WEST MIDLANDS – Telford top of the North

Premier – Worcester City’s 6-1 win at Kidderminster Harriers (one of whom suffered a serious injury) moved them four points ahead of Lye Town, who had to settle for a 3-3 tie at Lichfield City whose Tilly Astell scored twice. Crusaders missed out on a rare point with a battling 4-3 loss at Coventry Sphinx, whose substitute Kirsty Farnsworth scored twice. Elsewhere, it finished Burton Albion 3-2 Shrewsbury Town, Coundon Court 2-1 Knowle, Shifnal Town 3-1 Solihull Sporting.

1 North – Newcastle Town slipped from first to third after being held 1-1 at home by Coventry City, AFC Telford United going top with a 4-0 win at Leek Town  Reserves. Walsall FC Women went second when beating Lichfield City Reserves 5-0, Port Vale remain well-placed with a 7-0 sinking of Tamworth, while Walsall Wood were 3-2 winners over Coventrians.

1 South – Long Itchington held the leadership by beating Redditch United 3-2, Redditch Borough maintained the pressure with a 3-0 defeat of Bewdley Town. Hereford Pegasus moved up to third with a 3-2 result against Rugby Town, Droitwich Spa are forth following Georgia Marrett’s decider at Worcester City Devs, while Leamington Lions secured a 2-1 win at Sedgley & Gornal United.

Hereford Pegasus v Rugby Town, West Midlands Regional League
Hereford Pegasus threaten the Rugby Town goal. (@barcudcochphoto)

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