Northampton Town Women beat title-chasers, AFC Sudbury win relegation ‘six-pointer’

Northampton Town's two-goal Kim Farrow
Kim Farrow scored the first two goals of the evening for Northampton Town. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

FA Women’s National League matches this midweek began with an impressive away win for Northampton Town and crucial points for AFC Sudbury.

Division 1 Midlands – Boldmere St Michaels 1-4 Northampton Town (Att: 75)

Boldmere’s Division 1 Midlands title hopes took a blow with a home defeat to fifth-placed Northampton Town, leaving the Mikes two points behind leaders Loughborough Lightning and having played two games more.

Kim Farrow had the Cobblers one up at half time when her effort was helped in by a defender, Jade Formaston equalised via the post only for Farrow to restore the lead with a second deflection.

Laila Channell extended the advantage with her first goal for the club, before Boldmere were reduced to ten players late on with a red card for substitute Jasmine Sherrell who had brought down Northampton sub Mia Richards.

Richards would complete the scoring with another attempt going in off a home defender, after Jodie Whiteman had parried the initial shot by Paris Mallon.

Division 1 South East – AFC Sudbury 2-1 Cambridge City (Att: 147)

AFC Sudbury overcame a half-time deficit to clinch only their second win of the season and step four points away from the Division 1 South East relegation zone.

The 2-1 victory over Cambridge City kept their visitors in the bottom two, although they played two games fewer than the league newcomers.

City debutant Chelise Fleming fired in the opener, Aliyat Lambe levelled in the last 20 minutes when heading in Sophie Jeffery’s corner.

Chloe Brame dramatically won the match in stoppage time, heading home from a cross by Eva Frazzoni.

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