Middlesbrough Women Go Top

Middlesbrough go top of the FAWPL Northern Division, Charlton Athletic score six more to extend their lead in the Southern, while 300 watch Wolves’ Black Country derby with West Brom.

Wednesday 19th September
Derby County 1-1 Leicester City WFC (Att: 75)
Huddersfield Town 2-2 Bradford City (Att: 137)
Middlesbrough 3-1 Guiseley Vixens (Att: 130)
Stoke City 3-1 Nottingham Forest (Att: 110)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-4 West Bromwich Albion (Att: 300)

Lewes 1-1 Crystal Palace (Att: 195)
Portsmouth 2-2 Chichester City (Att: 271)
West Ham 0-6 Charlton Athletic (Att: 149)

Birmingham & West Midlands 0-5 Solihull (Att: 35)
Burton Albion 2-1 Long Eaton (Att: 42)
Leicester City Ladies 0-4 Loughborough Foxes (Att: 25)
Sporting Khalsa 0-2 The New Saints (Att: 50)

Barnsley 0-3 Brighouse Town (Att: 92)
Crewe Alexandra A-A Bolton Wanderers (abandoned due to serious injury)
Hull City 5-1 Leeds United (Att: 60)
Liverpool Marshalls Feds 4-0 Mossley Hill (Att: 50)

Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Cambridge United (Att: 85)
Norwich City 0-5 Ipswich Town (Att: 82)
Stevenage 3-0 Enfield Town (Att: 50)

Maidenhead United 2-2 Basingstoke Town
Poole Town 0-5 Southampton WFC (Att: 52)

NORTHERN DIVISION – Middlesbrough new leaders

Middlesbrough (pictured top) went in two up over Guiseley with goals by Holly Manders and Emily Scarr, Leonie Hutchinson then rounding off the scoring on 71 minutes to send Boro top of the table.

Huddersfield trailed to Bradford at the break after Charlotte Stuart truck in the 43rd minute. Ellie White made it 2-0 but Sarah Danby halved the deficit and Brittany Sanderson came of the bench to net an 89th-minute equaliser.

Derby were ahead after 5 minutes against Leicester City WFC through Andi Bell, who intercepted a loose back pass to score. The Rams retained the lead right up until the penultimate minute, when sub Sophie Domino levelled.

Stoke led Nottingham Forest when Meg Bowyer’s shot was cleared off the line and Cassie Hyde was on hand to fire home the rebound, with Kate Asher rifling in the second on half time. Kelly Darby got one back for the visitors, only for Louise Roberts to re-establish a two-goal cushion midway through the half.

Nicole Dale opened the scoring for West Brom in front of 300 in the Black Country Derby at Wolves and Gina Burton doubled the advantage from long range. Brodie Vincze curled in a free-kick from distance for the third, Leanne Robinson replied, with Leanne Mitchell then taking the lead to 4-1 and Jade Cross getting a late second for the hosts, who are now the only side without a point.

SOUTHERN DIVISION – Goals flowing for Charlton 

Charlton continue to bang in the goals and West Ham were this time on the receiving end. Nicole Pepper, Charley Clifford and Kit Graham had the Addicks three up at the halfway point, with Clifford later doubling her tally and subs Georgia Griffin and Emma Sherwood both adding their name to the score-sheet.

Lewes went level on points with second-placed Crystal Palace, when ending the Eagles’ unbeaten record. It was goalless at the interval but Danielle Lane headed home from close range to net the only goal.

Portsmouth and Chichester remain neck and neck in mid-table after City threw away a 2-0 lead following Kerrie Ryan’s dismissal. Charley Wilson-Blakely and Cherelle Khassal scored for the visitors but in the last quarter of an hour Shannon Albuery and Molly Clark hit back against their former club.

Molly Clark presented with her POTM award (@pompeyfcladies)

MIDLANDS DIVISION 1 – Moors make it five

Solihull Moors ran in five goals at Birmingham & West Midlands to stay top with a fifth straight win. Ash Hargreaves and Lois Jeffries scored before the hosts were denied by the bar. Samantha White and Phillippa Harmison extended the advantage to 4-0 by half-time, with Jeffries getting her second after the restart.

Second in the table Loughborough Foxes forced in all four goals in the space of 14 minutes before the half-time whistle at Leicester Ladies. Eva Rogers got a couple, Chloe Young and Ellie Sims one each.

TNS took the points at Sporting Khalsa, where Kimberley Bebbington bagged both goals, as the third-placed Saints recorded a fourth win on the trot.

Four in a row too for Burton after they came from behind to edge Long Eaton 2-1. Cara Newton headed United in front but Jordan Atkin brought the Brewers level on 51 minutes and then got the winner when racing through to round the keeper.

NORTHERN DIVISION 1 – Hull in second-half goal spree

Although there were no goals at the midway point between top team Hull and Leeds, the Tigers ended up 5-1 winners. Jo Symington opened the scoring just shy of the hour mark, with the goals the flowing from Hope Knight, a Katie Thompson free-kick, Rebecca Beech and Sophie Stamp, before United’s Marty Petrova got a late goal back.

Second-placed Liverpool Marshalls Feds had the woodwork to thank for keeping out a Mossley penalty, with Carla Lee scoring for them either side of the spot-kick. Efforts by Rosie Kinvig and Nicole Johnston took the score to 4-0 by the hour mark for the Feds fourth win on the spin.

Brighouse scored twice in three minutes at Barnsley, Aimi Beresford after a dozen minutes and then Emma Dobson’s free kick went straight in. Dobson made it 3-0 in the 40th minute to complete the scoring for third-placed Town.

Crewe’s game with Bolton was abandoned after 24 minutes due to a head injury sustained by Wanderers’ Hayley Langford, who was taken to hospital for checks.

SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1 – Tractor Girls go top

Town’s two-goal Zoe Cossey (Standley Radio / Ipswich Town Talk)

There was perhaps no better way for Ipswich to take over top spot than by winning at East Anglian rivals Norwich City. They did so by a five-goal margin too, Zoe Cossey, Natasha Thomas and Cassie Craddock in the first 45, Miagh Downey and Cossey in the second.

MK Dons single-goal defeat of Cambridge United was not then sufficient to maintain their leadership. But they will have settled for the victory, with the game still goalless approaching the dying minutes, until Alice Hughes nodded in.

Stevenage rose to seventh with a 3-0 result over Enfield. Amy Makewell’s goal was the difference at half time but she later got her second and Donna McGuigan also found the net.

SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1 – Southampton Women settling well

Southampton WFC made it two wins from as many games at this level, running out 5-0 winners at fellow newcomers Poole. Coasting to victory with a 4-0 interval lead courtesy of two each by Jane Yeates and Emma Pinner, Sheree Bell-Jack later scored the fifth.

Basingstoke earned a second point of the season from a 2-2 tie at Maidenhead, where Charlotte Hull and Helen Ogle got their goals in a four-minute second-half spell.

Featured photo – middlesbroughwomen.co.uk

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