Oxford United return to FA Women’s National League Southern top spot

Loughborough Lightning 0-2 Huddersfield Town
Loughborough Lightning v Huddersfield Town. (Photo: Andy Smith)

Oxford United again lead the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier, while Exeter City and Hashtag United caused cup upsets.

Northern Premier Division

Boldmere St Michaels 3-0 AFC Fylde (Att: 40)
Liverpool Feds 0-7 Burnley (Att: 125)
Loughborough Lightning 0-2 Huddersfield Town (Att: 130)
Stoke City 0-5 Nottingham Forest (Att: 91)
West Bromwich Albion 1-3 Derby County (Att: 595)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Brighouse Town

The top four all won with Wolves holding a three-point lead over both Nottingham Forest and Burnley who both had big away wins, while Huddersfield took the points at Loughborough.

Southern Premier Division

Crawley Wasps 0-3 Portsmouth (Att: 262)
Gillingham 0-1 Oxford United

Oxford United regained the leadership from Watford with the only goal at Gillingham, Portsmouth went level on points with the Hornets after they also won on the road.

Division 1 Midlands

Leek Town 1-3 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 29)

Sporting Khalsa climbed two places to second after returning from Leek Town victorious.

Division 1 North

Barnsley 1-0 Middlesbrough (Att: 140)
Chorley P-P Hull City
Leeds United 0-1 Durham Cestria (Att: 173)
Norton & Stockton Ancients 0-1 Bradford City (Att: 54)
Stockport County 1-1 Merseyrail (Att: 70)
York City 1-2 Newcastle United (Att: 115)

Newcastle United are back on top of the table, as a result of their win at York City, combined with Leeds United going down at home to Durham, Cestria also going above the Whites, with whom Barnsley are now level on points with the defeat of Middlesbrough.

York City 1-2 Newcastle United
York City v Newcastle United. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Division 1 South East

Ashford Town P-P Norwich City

Division 1 South West

Larkhall Athletic 4-1 AFC St Austell (Att: 60)
Maidenhead United P-P AFC Bournemouth
Moneyfields P-P Cardiff City LFC
Swindon Town P-P Selsey

Larkhall Athletic got off the mark in the basement battle with AFC St Austell.

FA WNL Cup 1st Round

AFC Wimbledon 0-1(aet) Watford (Att: 207)
Exeter City 3-2 London Bees (Att: 185)
Hashtag United 2-0 Ipswich Town (Att: 128)
London Seaward P-P Plymouth Argyle

Both Exeter City and Hashtag United accounted for higher division opponents, while Watford needed extra-time to see off Wimbledon.

FA WNL Plate 1st Round

Cambridge United 4-0 Cambridge City
Hounslow P-P Southampton Women
Northampton Town 3-2 Lincoln City
Peterborough United 5-0 Wem Town
Queens Park Rangers P-P Portishead Town
Stourbridge 2-1 Leafield Athletic

Cambridge United won their derby clash 4-0, Northampton Town, Peterborough United and Stourbridge all also reaching the next round.

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