Regional League Round-Up

Redcar Town recorded a thirteenth straight win when hosting Wahington. (Photo: Graham Rose)

St Ives Town were the only new divisonal leaders after results on 3rd February, while Mansfield Town ended Leicester City WFC Development’s perfect run and there were cup upsets caused by Burgess Hill Town and Hassocks.

EASTERN – St Ives go top

PREMIER – Cambridge City doubled their lead over Acle United at the top to six points with a 3-0 beating of mid-table Brentwood Town, with Shannon Shaw bagging a brace.

ONE – An unbeaten St Ives Town went top with a 4-1 result over Hutton in which Georgia Stancombe hit a hat-trick. Bowers & Pitsea surrendered the leadership as visitors Hertford Town did well to hold them to a goalless draw.

EAST MIDLANDS – Stags end Foxes perfect run

Two-goal Bethany Wilcockson. (Photo: mansfieldtownfc.net)

PREMIER – Leicester City WFC Development dropped points for the first time in a 3-1 home reverse to Mansfield Town, a Bethany Wilcockson double sending the Stage sixth. Oughtibridge WMSC are now five points behind the leaders following their 3-0 victory at Leicester City Ladies. Eastwood were close to a first win but Rise Park scored two very late goals through Gina York and Gemma Meakin.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Phoenix go clear

PREMIER – AFC Phoenix went two points clear when thrashing Whyteleafe 7-1 in a clash of the top two. Kent Football United are up to second having won 5-1 at Parkwood Rangers where Amy Russ struck three times. London Kent Football United’s 4-1 success at QPR Girls Development included an Emily Hart double and put them within two points of their hosts, while a Bethany Hulme leveller saw Aylesford draw 1-1 with Fulham.

GREATER LONDON PREMIER – Victoire edged Watford Development 2-1 with goals by Charlotte Nash and  Sherelle Walters to put eleven points between themselves and the Hornets.

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES LEAGUE CUP Q/Fs – Two Division 1 teams eliminated top flight opposition, Hassocks running out 7-2 winners at Worthing with a 17-minute Billie Philpott hat-trick and Burgess Hill Town pulling off a 2-1 win at Phoenix Sports. Ashford progressed in a goal-fest at a battling Margate by 6-4, while Saltdean United knocked out Herne Bay 2-0 thanks to first-half goals from Alice Walford and Naomi Robinson.

Photo: hassocksladiesfc.co.uk

NORTH EAST – Redcar make it thirteen wins in a row

PREMIER – Harrogate Town’s walkover against basement side Castleford White Rose put them level on points with third-placed Hartlepool United.

1 NORTH – It was unlucky thirteen for Washington when they came up against Redcar Town, who had won all their previous dozen games. Kenzie Parkes led the way with a hat-trick as the leaders won 8-0 to move nine points ahead of the rest.

NORTH WEST – FC United gain ground

PREMIER – FC United Of Manchester are playing catch-up but their 3-0 defeat of Manchester Stingers lifted them two places to fourth. Merseyrail edged into seventh following a 1-1 tie with Mossley Hill.

1 SOUTH – Curzon Ashton climbed to third with an 8-1 thrashing of bottom side Wythenshawe Amateurs. Chester are a point short of Warrington Wolverines in fifth having recorded a 2-1 win over them.

SOUTHERN – Moneyfields take maximum points despite red card

ONE – Just the one game survived and Moneyfields moved within three points of table-topping Wycombe Wanderers with a 4-0 result against Southampton WFC Development. They had Paige Seeley sent off but a double from Kimberley Whitcombe helped them still take the game.

SOUTH WEST – Wins for two title-hopefuls

PREMIER – Marine Academy Plymouth are three points off the top with games in hand after the third-placed side defeated Portishead by the odd goal in three. Callington Town stayed level on points with Marine with a 6-2 success at Torquay United where Gemma Farley was twice on target for them.

1 WESTERN – Bideford’s 2-0 win against St Agnes put them a point behind leaders Plymouth Argyle Reserves, Sarah Short and substitute Alicia Martin the scorers. Bude Town sent Weston Super Mare home beaten 5-2 even though the Somerset side led at the break.

WEST MIDLANDS – Cup progress for Coundon & Coldfield


PREMIER CUP Q/Fs – Coundon Court got the better of Lye Town 3-2 after extra-time, including a smart chip by Hannah Roxburgh, who recently reached 300 appearances for the club having started with the U-11s. Sutton Coldfield Town knocked out Knowle 4-0 in a meeting of the division’s top and bottom teams.

1 NORTH – Shifnal’s 4-1 scoreline against Sandwell saw them just overtake Stoke City Development to go second.  AFC Telford had a similar outcome at home to Wyrley

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