Newcastle United and Portsmouth went top in the FA Women’s National League Northern and Southern Premier Divisions respectively.
NORTHERN PREMIER DIVISION
Newcastle United 1-0 West Bromwich Albion (Att: 1,527)
Stoke City 1-5 Nottingham Forest
In a weather-hit programme, Newcastle United knocked Burnley off the top of the table with a narrow win over West Brom, as Becky Ferguson scored on 85 minutes. Nottingham Forest climbed to third spot, they had been pegged back by a penalty but Holly Manders restored the lead from the spot for the first of her brace at the Bet365 Stadium.
SOUTHERN PREMIER DIVISION
Billericay Town 2-2 Ipswich Town (Att: 303)
Hashtag United 0-1 Cheltenham Town (Att: 98)
London Bees 0-4 Portsmouth
Rugby Borough 2-1 Chatham Town
Jazmin Younger and Emma Jones gave Portsmouth a 2-0 interval lead at London Bees, substitutes Ella Humphrey and Danielle Lane adding late goals as they went top on goal-difference, Cheltenham Town having pulled off a fine win at Hashtag United with Lucy Copsey’s late effort. Billericay Town shared the points with third-placed Ipswich Town, a Nicky Potts double saw Rugby Borough edge Chatham Town 2-1 to rise to fourth position.
— Portsmouth Women (@PompeyWomen) December 3, 2023
DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS
Sutton Coldfield Town 0-2 Boldmere St Michaels (Att: 101)
Boldmere jumped three places to third following their victory at Sutton Coldfield, Jess Wallace and Evie Billingsley with a goal apiece.
DIVISION 1 NORTH
Hull City 6-0 FC United of Manchester (Att: 1,017)
Stockport County 3-1 Norton & Stockton Ancients (Att: 76)
Hull City hit FC United for six in front of over 1,000 at Craven Park, taking over the leadership from Barnsley WFC on goal-difference. Stockport County’s defeat of Norton was aided by an Olivia Greenhalgh double and lifted them to fourth, while the visitors had a player red-carded after the final whistle.
DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST
Ashford Town 1-2 Queens Park Rangers (Att: 82)
Norwich City 2-0 AFC Wimbledon (Att: 320)
Norwich City cut AFC Wimbledon’s lead to three points with a game in hand, after the Canaries defeated the Dons with two goals from Natasha Snelling, QPR came from behind to win at Ashford with a second-half Grace Stanley brace, which kept them within three points of Norwich.
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— Norwich City Women FC (@NorwichCityWFC) December 3, 2023
DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST
Swindon Town 4-0 Torquay United (Att: 62)
Third-placed Swindon Town overcame Torquay with a couple of goals each for Annie Colston and Ellie Strippel, as the Gulls stay goal-difference above the drop zone.
ADOBE WOMEN’S FA CUP 2ND ROUND
Southampton Women’s 3-0 Maidenhead United (Att:60)
Bristol Rovers 1-2 Keynsham Town
Southampton Women’s beat Maidenhead United with goals by Chloe Ball, Ellie Chaffe and Shannon Sievwright to set up a home tie against Championship side Watford next week. Keynsham Town came through 2-1 at South West League leaders Bristol Rovers to book a trip to Eastern League side Luton Town.