Ollerton Town Ladies Seven Up On Regional Premier Debut

Kidderminster Harriers and Ollerton Town both had notable performances after stepping up a level, with all the Regional Leagues now having had their opening matches of the season.

Eastern 

Stevenage Reserves are the new leaders in Division 1 South thanks to a 10-0 thrashing of Hoddesdon Town, Becky Day leading the way with a hat-trick.

Cambridge United Reserves edged Ipswich Wanderers to make it two wins from three and go top in One South, Kirsty Geal getting the only goal.

Cambridge United Reserves (@CambridgeUtdWFC)

East Midlands

Ollerton Town (pictured top) made a storming start to their life up in the Premier Division, running out 7-0 winners at Mansfield Hosiery Mills, where Meg Howard and Nat Gibson were twice on target.

In Division 1 North, Arnold Town Development went down 3-1 at home to Sleaford Town, despite an early goal from Katie Garfoot and Draycott Victoria won 2-1 over Clifton All Whites thanks to a Lucy Ferris second-half decider.

Hykeham Town’s Millie Seaton hit a hat-trick but the Regional League debutants still lost out 4-3 at home to Woodlands, for whom Chloe Scott and Jody Scott shared the spoils.

Corby S&L got the better of Loughborough Foxes Vixens in One South, Joanne Ross got all their goals in a 3-2 scoreline. Northampton Town ran out 9-1 winners against Desford, with two each for Emma Dunmore, Georgina Powell and Francesca Speck.

North East

There were four 1st Round League Cup ties played and two hat-tricks claimed, as Stephanie Curry got all Consett’s goals in the 3-0 defeat of Cramlington United and Emma Lansdell featuring in Harrogate Railway’s 3-2 extra-time victory over Doncaster Belles.

Just the one goal as York City eliminated Boro Rangers with a Kayleigh Davis effort, while Durham Cestria came through 3-2 at York Railway Institute.

North West

Sir Tom Finney made a good start in the Premier when scoring three without reply at CMB, two of those by Maxine Smith. MSB Woolton won 4-2 away at former Premier League side Tranmere Rovers

Bury lead 1 North after a 5-2 win against Morecambe Reserves, Bolton Wanderers Reserves won 3-2 at Burscough Dynamo. Leigh RMI defeated Preston North End 2-1 and four goals were shared between Kendal Town and Cammell Laird.

Northwich Vixens top 1 South having hit City of Liverpool 5-1. Curzon Ashton saw off Crewe Alexandra Development 3-0 and Stockport County Blues were 4-2 victors at home to Liverpool Feds Reserves.

Southern

Wycombe Wanderers were marking their first competitive game since becoming fully affiliated to the Chairboys this summer but visiting Barton Rovers spoiled the party by netting the only goal.

South West

Leading the Premier Division are Bishops Lydeard, who beat newly-promoted Forest Green Rovers 3-0. Sarah-Jane Pearce struck from 25 yards, Holly Miller and Emily Syme adding one each.

Winners in the Western were Alphington – 9-0 over ten-player Activate with the help of a Mary Murphy treble – and Plymouth Argyle Development, whose Zoe Cunningham got a brace at Bideford, last season’s Devon League champions.

Harriers hit back to draw (khfcladies.wordpress.com)

West Midlands

Division 1 North’s fixtures brought a 7-2 success for Atherstone Rangers over Florence Colliery, while Tamworth tied 2-2 with Bilbrook.

Droitwich Spa put five past Coventry Development in 1 South and Kidderminster Harriers came from 2-0 down to earn a draw against Stourbridge, having come up from the Midwest Counties. Kirsty Roberts got both their goals, equalising with a second-half penalty.

There were no matches in the London & South East League due to the SSE Women’s FA Cup ties.

 

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