Premier League Midweek Round-Up

Tuesday April 19th
FA PREMIER LEAGUE
DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST
Cheltenham Town 0-4 Swindon Town (Att: 54)

Swindon Town went 3 points clear at the top of South West Division 1 with 2 games to go, following a 4-0 win at Cheltenham Town.

Chyna Collings volleyed them in front after only 10 minutes and 5 minutes later, Serena Smith turned defence into attack and set Beth Thompson away to pick out Megan Attenborough, who took a touch before finishing well.

The points were sealed with two more goals in a three-minute spell before the hour mark, Thompson’s driving run leading to a goal off the post with Abby Picton’s first touch, before Smith struck from 30 yards.

Wednesday April 20th
NORTHERN DIVISION

Stoke City 1-2 Blackburn Rovers
Sporting Club Albion 2-0 Nottingham Forest (Att: 72)
DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST
Old Actonians 0-6 Enfield Town (Att: 30)

Sporting Club Albion’s title charge gathered pace with a 2-0 defeat of Nottingham Forest that put them second in the table, 7 points behind leaders Preston and with 5 games in hand. Abi Cottam scored in the first 5 minutes after Forest appeals for offside failed and Sammy Conroy doubled the lead from distance 3 minutes before half time.

Blackburn Rovers leapfrogged Stoke City into third spot with a 2-1 victory over the Potters at the Britannia Stadium. Rovers took a 4th-minute lead as Ellie Cook won the header from a corner and Ainsley Strickland proded home from close range. Stoke levelled 8 minutes before the break with a Cassie Hyde header from a long ball into the box. But at the start of the second half, Strickland rounded the keeper and netted from a tight angle.

In Division 1 South East, Old Actonians missed another chance to seal their safety as they were hit for six at home by Enfield Town, who are pushing for a top-half finish.

Pictured – Action from Albion’s win over Forest. (Photo: clivejonespr.com)

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