Nottingham Forest Women win FAWNL Northern Premier title

Nottingham Forest Women win FAWNL Northern Premier title
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Nottingham Forest clinched the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier title to go into a promotion play off.

Over 1,700 saw Forest finish well ahead of Wolves on goal-difference after both won 3-0, third-place Burnley beat Liverpool Feds in front of almost 3,000 at Turf Moor.

Oxford United retook the Southern Premier Division top spot after beating Gillingham, Ipswich Town thrashed Cheltenham Town and like Watford are a point off the leaders with all three having one game left.

Doncaster Rovers Belles ended second in Division 1 Midlands despite defeat to Northampton Town, watched by nearly 1,500 at the Eco-Power Stadium. Stourbridge and Sporting Khalsa edged seven-goal thrillers, 4-3 Solihull Moors, Lincoln City netted 18.

Over 1,000 saw Newcastle United hit six at Bradford City and take the Division 1 North leadership from Durham Cestria, over whom they have a goal-difference advantage of ten with one game remaining each. The result sees Bradford City relegated.

Bradford City 0-6 Newcastle United
Bradford City v Newcastle United. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Division 1 South East champions Hashtag United signed off with another win, more than 1,100 saw AFC Wimbledon edge Norwich City.

Exeter City won their final match of the Division 1 South West campaign, title rivals Cardiff City Ladies also took three points but must win away to third-placed Moneyfields to overtake the Grecians.

Results for Sunday 30 April 

Northern Premier Division

AFC Fylde 2-1 Boldmere St Michaels
Brighouse Town 0-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Att: 160)
Burnley 2-1 Liverpool Feds (Att: 2,967)
Derby County 5-0 West Bromwich Albion
Huddersfield Town 3-1 Loughborough Lightning (Att: 73)
Nottingham Forest 3-0 Stoke City (Att: 1,736)

Southern Premier Division

Ipswich Town 8-0 Cheltenham Town (Att: 524)
London Bees 4-0 Bridgwater United (Att: 57)
Oxford United 5-1 Gillingham (Att: 354)
Portsmouth 1-0 Crawley Wasps
Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 233)

Division 1 Midlands

Doncaster Rovers Belles 0-2 Northampton Town (Att: 1,425)
Leafield Athletic 3-4 Stourbridge
Lincoln City 18-1 Long Eaton United
Sheffield FC H/W Wem Town
Sporting Khalsa 4-3 Solihull Moors (Att: 115)
Leek Town 2-0 Peterborough United (Att: 61)

Division 1 North

Barnsley 4-4 York City (Att: 175)
Bradford City 0-6 Newcastle United (Att: 1,006)
Merseyrail 0-1 Leeds United (Att: 52)
Middlesbrough 0-4 Hull City (Att: 268)

Division 1 South East

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Norwich City (Att: 1,138)
Cambridge United 0-4 Actonians (Att: 350)
Chesham United 1-2 Cambridge City (Att: 53)
Hashtag United 4-0 Queens Park Rangers

Division 1 South West

Cardiff City LFC 3-1 Southampton Women (Att: 145)
Exeter City 4-0 Swindon Town (Att: 413)
Maidenhead United P-P Larkhall Athletic
Moneyfields 3-1 Keynsham Town (Att: 22)
Portishead Town 4-3 AFC St Austell (Att: 92)
Selsey 0-1 AFC Bournemouth (Att: 68)

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