Regional League Round-Up

Wyrley also beat Bilbrook away early in the season. (Image: WomensFootballChannnel)

Callington Town, QPR Development, Wootton Bassett Town and Wyrley were all new divisional leaders, after the first regional league matchday of 2018 was hit by the weather and cup commitments.

EASTERN – Ten wins in a row for Stevenage Res 

PREMIER – Royston Town recorded only their second win of the season, 2-0 away at mid-table Bedford, where Samantha Edgar and Sammy Tinsley were on target. Brentwood Town went level on points with Bedford after coming out on top in a seven-goal thriller at AFC Sudbury, where their Angela Arnold bagged a brace.

1 NORTH – Cambridge United Reserves went fourth when sending Silver End United to an eleventh defeat in a dozen games. Lucy Gateson and Bethany Morrell were the scorers in a 2-1 victory.

1 SOUTH – There were six different goalscorers as Stevenage Reserves hit Hertford Town for six to make it ten straight wins. Harlow Town are three points ahead of Hutton in third after defeating them 3-0.

LEAGUE CUP 3RD ROUND – Laura Nicholls got a couple as Wymondham Town were 4-2 winners over Writtle, while Billericay Town netted ten at Ipswich Town DS, Paris Smith leading the way with five.

PLATE 1ST ROUND – Histon progressed past Ipswich Wanderers 4-0, with Sophie Lanham twice on target.

EAST MIDLANDS – Challis hits seven-minute hat-trick for Posh

PREMIER – Leicester City WD are three points clear of Nettleham at the top after putting five past Mansfield Town, two of which were netted by Mariah McIntosh. Eastwood moved above the Stags into fifth with a 3-1 result over Arnold Town, Katie Robinson scoring in either half. Ollerton Town edged Loughborough Students by the odd goal in three.

1 NORTH – There were victories for all the top three, led by Hykeham Town’s 7-4 goal-fest against Grimsby Borough, in which the leaders’ Amy Blinkhorn hit a hat-trick. Woodlands remain three points behind with as many games in hand, having hit hosts Clifton All Whites 8-2, with a five-goal haul for Jody Scott. Lincoln Moorlands Railway’s 3-1 success at Market Warsop included a goal from Tara Capon, just 7 minutes after she came off the bench. Draycott Victoria pulled off a 1-0 win at Sleaford Town, with Rebecca Turgoose getting on the score-sheet.

1 SOUTH – Peterborough United pushed into third spot when thrashing Thrapston Town 7-1. Posh were just 1-0 up at half-time but substitute Amy Challis notched a stunning seven-minute treble.

Peterborough United squad (Photo: Gary Reed Photography)

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – New Worthing boss takes team joint top

PREMIER – There were no positional changes but London Kent Football United closed in on the top two with a 3-1 defeat of Fulham. Carshalton Athletic posted an extraordinary 9-4 result over Aylesford, with Laura Curtis and Breeze Carmichael both getting four for the Robins. Parkwood Rangers put nine past Watford Development, with doubles for Corrie Goodhew, Sophie Hayes and Emily Vaughan.

GREATER LONDON PREMIER – QPR Development took over from Whyteleafe at the top with a 6-3 success at Regents Park Rangers, Anna Dzyadyk and Chloe Sampson both with two goals. Bottom of the table Victoire held third-placed Hackney 1-1, sub Sherelle Walters levelling for the home side.

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Worthing went level on points with leaders Kent Football United after beating basement team Herne Bay 5-1, in what was Curtis Foster’s first game in charge of the Sussex side.

NORTH EAST – Seven up for Cestria

PREMIER – Durham Cestria made it seven wins from eight, as the table-toppers turned over Hartlepool United 4-featuring two goals in the opening 25 minutes by Jenny Bitzer.

1 SOUTH – Harrogate Town moved five points clear of local rivals Harrogate Railway at the top, crushing ten-player Malet Lambert 13-0. Cashing in were Grace Adams, Sophie Tinson and Rachael White with three goals apiece.

NORTH WEST – Accrington secure first win


PREMIER – Stockport County sank Blackburn CSC 6-1 to keep a four-point advantage in first position. Second-placed Tranmere Rovers were narrow 3-2 victors at Manchester Stingers and Accrington got a surprise first win of the campaign when edging fourth-placed Wigan Athletic by the same score. They had their hearts in their mouths at the end though, as the Latics had the ball in the net but it was disallowed.

1 NORTH – The leading pair stayed unbeaten, as Penrith put away six at Morecambe Reserves (two each for Nat Broad and Sarah Smith) and Cammell Laird crushed Carlisle United 8-0. Burscough Dynamo banked their first win with a thrilling 5-4 score over third-placed Bury. Bolton Wanderers U-21 Reserves’ 3-2 win against Preston North End put them in fifth spot.

Burscough Dynamo have taken four points from the last two games, against the top two sides. (Photo: @BurscoughLadies)

1 SOUTH – Curzon Ashton were not able to make up much ground on leaders FC United when held 1-1 at Liverpool Feds Reserves. West Didsbury & Chorlton have now won four of their five outings, beating Northwich Vixens in the best of seven goals. They fought back from two-goals down to take maximum points, aided by a Chaneece Reeves double.

SOUTHERN – Chesham race away at Ascot

PREMIER – Chesham United increased their lead to five points with a 7-1 win at Ascot United. Five of their goals came after the break, including two from Gemma Fraser and one by fellow sub Lidia Niedertubbesing-Lopez. New Milton Town leapfrogged Newbury into second when defeating them 3-0, Rachel Anderson and Olivia Watts also coming off the bench to score.

1 NORTH – Leaders Barton Rovers only just beat basement side Oxford City Nomads 4-3, with a brace each for Rachel Allwright and Katherine Cresswell. Woodley United went second on goal-difference with a 2-0 win at Wokingham & Emmbrook, Rebecca Lowes and Rosie Page-Smith both scoring.

1 SOUTH – A Katie Johns hat-trick for Winchester City Flyers Reserves was all in vain at Alton, as Nicola Moore got four in the hosts’ 6-3 win.

JUBILEE CUP (GROUP A) – AFC Bournemouth made it back to back wins with a 2-1 result at Wycombe Wanderers. Sub Terri Harvey got the Cherries’ first on 74 minutes and Chloe Tape soon added the decisive second.

SOUTH WEST – Wootton Bassett flying high after beating Spitfires

EASTERN – Wootton Bassett Town’s 2-1 win at Swindon Spitfires was their ninth straight victory and lifted them above Portishead into first position. They had to come from behind though, with Amber Egerton and Beth Westlake getting their goals. Swindon Town DS are up to third with a 4-1 victory away to Cheltenham Civil Service, Kathryn Bach bagging a brace in the last half-hour. Team Mendip’s five goals all came in the first half at St Nicholas Reserves, with Ellison Roberts netting three times.

WESTERN – Callington Town’s eighth win in a row came in an all-Cornwall clash at Bude Town. Eleri Griffiths got both their goals in a 2-1 result, which put them top on goal-difference ahead of Plymouth Argyle Reserves. Bideford beat Exeter & Tedburn Rangers 2-1, Bethany Ellis and Natalie Matthews coring for the home team.

WEST MIDLANDS – Wyrley top after big win

1 NORTH – Wyrley went top after walloping local rivals Bilbrook 11-2 but have played four more games than the chasing pack. Leek Town are one of three teams on 100% records from seven games following a 2-1 defeat of Shrewsbury Town. Former leaders Sutton Coldfield Town, as well as Goldenhill Wanderers are the other two sides yet to drop a point.

1 SOUTH – Kidderminster Harriers rose two places to third when running away 9-0 winners at Coventry Development, with three each for Alix Nicklin and Amber Lawrence. Mid-table Stourbridge had to settle for a 1-1 home draw against bottom-but-one Rugby Town.

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