Women’s pre-season games included a 2-1 defeat for Huddersfield Town at Celtic and a 4-4 draw between Leeds United and Derby County.
Celtic went ahead through but the lead was short-lived, as Brittany Sanderson squared the ball for Lucy Sowerby to finish. The Hoops eventually got the winner with three minutes to go.
Ellie Gilliatt bagged a brace as Derby County shared eight goals away to Leeds United.
MK Dons emerged as victors in a topsy-turvy tie with English Colleges, taking the lead before Eve Blakey’s double saw ECFA in front, only for the hosts to level by the break and later go 5-2 up before conceding a late third.
Newcastle United struck first against Middlesbrough with an Anna Soulsby effort but Lauren Robson swiftly levelled with a 25-yard free kick.
While scores from many matches were not revealed, here are those of which we are aware.
Pre-Season Friendly results – Sunday 11 July 2021
Alton 4-0 Liphook United
Ashford Ladies 4-2 Millwall Lionesses
Billericay Town 6-0 Hastings United
Birtley Town 1-3 Gateshead
Brentford 0-6 London Seaward
Celtic 2-1 Huddersfield Town
Connah’s Quay Nomads 3-4 Wrexham
Haringey Borough 9-1 Billericay Town Development
Helston Athletic 9-1 Signal Box Oak Villa
Leeds United 4-4 Derby County
MK Dons 5-3 English Colleges
Newcastle United 1-1 Middlesbrough
Oldland Abbotonians 1-3 Olveston United
Portsmouth 4-1 Maidenhead United
Sheffield FC 2-1 Chorley
Stevenage 2-4 Crawley Wasps
Swindon Town 2-2 Boldmere St Michaels
Tamworth 2-7 Leek Town
Tiki Taka 1-6 Accrington Stanley XI
West Bromwich Albion 4-1 Cheltenham Town
West Didsbury & Chorlton 1-5 FC United of Manchester (10 July)
Winchcombe Town 6-3 Bradley Stoke
Wokingham & Emmbrook 2-2 S4K FC Berks County
Tuesday 13 July
Willaston v Upton
Wednesday 14 July
Millmoor v Sheffield United Community
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Wem Town
Thursday 15 July
Brighouse Town v Blackburn Rovers