Over 1,500 saw Plymouth Argyle reach the FA Women’s National League Cup quarter-finals, while Fylde won at high-flying Wolves.
Northern Premier Division
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 AFC Fylde
Fylde moved up two places to sixth when they pulled off a 2-0 win away to leaders Wolves. Hannah Forster’s opener was added to by a Faye McCoy penalty, before Wanderers’ Anna Morphet hit her spot-kick over the bar.
Southern Premier Division
Bridgwater United 0-3 Oxford United (Att: 64)
Crawley Wasps 0-5 Billericay Town
Oxford extended their lead with a 3-0 victory at Bridgwater where Jaime Gotch, Lacy Liggett and Leah Burridge all found the net in the first half. Billericay went two better at Crawley, Ruby Sealey bagging a brace and singles for Beau Parker, Lucy Jones and Holly Turner.
Division 1 Midlands
Lincoln City 4-2 Leafield Athletic (Att: 72)
Northampton Town 3-1 Leek Town
Lincoln had to twice come from behind in their 4-2 beating of Leafield, Lucy Farrow getting two goals to help her side go second in the table. Northampton are a point short of tenth-placed Leek after defeating them 3-1 with a Jade Bell hat-trick.
Division 1 North
Chorley 2-1 Middlesbrough (Att: 65)
Durham Cestria 4-1 Merseyrail (Att: 60)
Norton & Stockton Ancients 0-4 Hull City (Att: 80)
Stockport County 2-3 Newcastle United (Att: 225)
Leaders Durham Cestria beat Merseyrail 4-1 to remain one point ahead of Newcastle, Erin Nicholson, Jordan Atkinson, Poppy Pritchard and Poppy Wilson their scorers. United came through 3-2 at fourth-placed Stockport, despite finishing with nine players. Bianca Owens and Katie Barker scored before the latter received a second caution, Beth Guy got their third and Maria Figueiredo both County’s goals, before the visitors lost a player through injury. Chorley netted an 88th-minute decider after Middlesbrough had equalised, Hull’s 4-0 result at Norton saw a goal each for Helen Lynskey, Rachael Ackroyd, Hope Knight and Katie Thompson.
Division 1 South East
Cambridge United 1-2 Ashford Town (Att: 55)
Hashtag United 16-0 Hounslow (Att: 33)
London Seaward P-P Chesham United
Hashtag have a nine-point lead following a double-figure drubbing of Hounslow. Ashford leapfrogged Cambridge United when beating them away with Liz O’Callaghan’s 75th-minute winner, climbing three places to fifth.
Division 1 South West
AFC Bournemouth P-P Portishead Town
Exeter City 5-2 Moneyfields (Att: 202)
Selsey P-P Keynsham Town
Exeter went second in after sending Moneyfields home beaten 5-2, Emily Toogood got a couple, Jenna Markham, Sarah Stacey and Ishbel Zuurmond one apiece.
League Cup 2nd Round
Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Cardiff City LFC (Att: 1,518)
Plymouth set up a quarter-final tie against Portsmouth with a Lily Greenslade decider, after Zoe Cunningham’s penalty was cancelled out by Emily Poole at Home Park.
— Plymouth Argyle Women FC (@ArgyleWFC) January 8, 2023
League Plate 2nd Round
Southampton Women 5-2 Swindon Town
Southampton Women will welcome Billericay Town in the last eight, having eliminated host Swindon Town as Britt Jeal scored two and assisted in another.