Sunday May 8th
FA PREMIER LEAGUE
Huddersfield Town 1-1 Sporting Club Albion (Att: 68)
Newcastle United 0-2 Stoke City (Att: 72)
MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Leafield Athletic 1-2 Peterborough Northern Star
Radcliffe Olympic 0-2 Sporting Khalsa
Wolverhampton Wanderers 7-1 Steel City Wanderers (Att: 50)
NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Blackpool Wren Rovers 1-4 Liverpool Marshalls Feds
Chester-le-Street Town 2-0 Stockport County
Chorley 2-0 Mossley Hill
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Norwich City 0-3 Crystal Palace (Att: 135)
Old Actonians 0-2 Luton Town (Att: 60)
SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Chichester City 6-0 Maidenhead United (Att: 80)
Sporting Club Albion need to win two of their final three games to pip Preston to the Northern Division title, after being held 1-1 at Huddersfield. Karen Clough had the away side up at half time but the Terriers levelled to earn a draw. The Baggies still have to visit Loughborough Foxes and Nottingham Forest, as well as hosting Bradford.
Stoke City are up to third following a 2-0 win in their penultimate match, away to Newcastle. The Potters put a first-half penalty wide before getting both goals in the last 10 minutes from Louise Roberts and Cassie Hyde.
Wolves secured the Midlands runners-up spot by thrashing Steel City 7-1, with Jade Cross hitting a penalty inside the first 30 minutes – one from the spot – and Hattie James getting the other. City replied but Jess Davis made it 5-1 by the break, with Cross later getting another and Kimberley Holden rounding off the goals.
Leafield will finish in the relegation places having gone down 2-1 at home to Peterborough. PNS were 2-0 up in 22 minuts through Katie Steward and Larissa Frederick before Amy Andrews halved the deficit with 9 minutes left. Northern Star must win at Wolves next week to escape the bottom two.
Otherwise, Sporting Khalsa will have completed an amazing escape, winning their last four games after having had no league victory since September. Sunday’s success was a 2-0 result over third-placed Radcliffe Olympic.
Northern Division 1 Runners-up, Liverpool Marshalls Feds completed their season with a 4-1 win at Blackpool Wren Rovers. Abby Pope, Rosiin Havelin, Charlotte Gill and Carina Mendes were on target for the Feds.
Chorley tied up third place when defeating Mossley Hill 2-0.
Chester-le-Street’s 2-0 result over Stockport means that Tranmere can possibly escape the drop at County’s expense with six points from their four remaining fixtures.
A day after parading the South East trophy around Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace completed an unbeaten campaign by winning 3-0 at Norwich.
Luton were 2-0 winners in the late kick-off away at Old Actonians.
South West runners-up, Chichester City, hit Maidenhead for six in the division’s only match.