Regional League Round-Up

Oadby’s Molly Carter collides with a Northampton Town opponent. (Photo: Oadby & Wigston LFC)

Leafield Athletic and Oadby & Wigston were the two changes in divisional leaderships on Sunday 10 March, the latter winning a top of the table clash, as did Moneyfields.

EASTERN – Hertford frustrate Bowers

PREMIER – Leaders Cambridge City won 4-0 at Colney Heath with Erin Davies scoring twice, second-placed Royston Town put twelve past AFC Dunstable as Sammy Tinsley claimed a treble. There were a dozen goals also for Harlow Town against AFC Sudbury featuring a double hat-trick by Bethany Chambers, while Wymondham Town won 4-1 over Bedford aided by a Kayleigh Holloway brace.

ONE – Tenth in the table Hertford Town held second-placed Bowers & Pitsea 1-1. Hoddesdon Town Owls leapfrogged Lawford into the top half when defeating them 4-1.

EAST MIDLANDS – Oadby overtake Northampton

PREMIER – Peterborough United went second with a 5-2 result over Ollerton Town in which their Donna McGuigan netted twice in a seven-minute spell. Eastwood’s first win came 3-2 against top half side Woodlands and Loughborough Students got all four goals in the game with Mansfield Town, three from Abbie Benstead.

1 NORTH – Hykeham Town hammered Retford United 22-0 as substitute Courtney Limb top scored with six. Toni McHamilton netted four of champions Boston United’s six goals at Sleaford Town.

1 SOUTH – Oadby & Wigston’s Freya Gardner got the only goal in the victory at Northampton Town, as her side edged the Cobblers off top spot on goal-difference.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Spurs Devs defeat leading Lionesses

PREMIER – AFC Phoenix stretched their lead to 7 points when beating Parkwood Rangers 3-0, aided by Saskia Philp’s two goals. London Kent Football United are third following a similar scoreline at Aylesford where Elizabeth Adams got a couple.

GREATER LONDON PREMIER – Tottenham Hotspur Development defeated leaders New London Lionesses 5-1 with Mya Lewis-Powell on target twice and Godalming Town edged Hackney by the odd goal in five.

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Ashford are second on goal-difference after a 4-0 result against Eastbourne LFC in which Abbey Davies netted twice. Worthing hit hosts Bexhill United 6-1 and Phoenix Sports put five past Meridian.
LEAGUE CUP S/F – Saltdean United reached the final with a 2-1 win at Hassocks where Naomi Robinson and Casey Sands got their goals.

CHAIRMAN’S CUP S/F – Lewes Foundation are through to the final following a 2-1 extra-time victory at Tonbridge Angels.

NORTH EAST – Pools & Millers play a game of two halves

PREMIER – Second-placed Hartlepool United were 6-0 up at the break against Rotherham United with three from Caitlin Bates but the Millers got the only goal after the interval. Third-placed South Shields edged Harrogate Town 2-1.

1 NORTH – Sunderland West End stayed second by beating Prudhoe Town 4-1 with a couple from Toni Deacon, Carolanne Hughes got both goals as third-placed Consett saw off Alnwick Town 2-0. Cramlington United narrowly missed out on a first point with a 2-1 home reverse to Chester le Street Town St. Cuthberts after leading through Amber Witson.

1 SOUTH –  Harrogate Railway won 1-0 away to Barnsley Development with Louise Donnelly finding the net.

NORTH WEST – Merseyrail win through to Cup semis

1 NORTH – Cammell Laird beat Burscough Dynamo 5-1 in the only league game played.

ARGYLE SPORTS KIT CUP Q/Fs – Merseyrail made the last four with the only goal at home to Tranmere Rovers, while Stockport County had a walkover against Sir Tom Finney.

ARGYLE SPORTS KIT PLATE Q/Fs – Workington Reds won through to the semi-finals by eliminating Leigh RMI 4-1.

SOUTHERN – Moneyfields win top two clash at Wycombe

Photo: @MoneysFCLadies

PREMIER – Goals in the last dozen minutes by Ellie Chaffe and Ella Pusey confirmed an eleventh straight win for Southampton FC, the 3-0 result over Woodley United putting them level on points with leaders AFC Bournemouth. Oxford City won 5-2 when hosting Winchester City Flyers, Ascot United and Warsash Wasps finished all square at 1-1, while Newbury took the points 3-1 at New Milton Town.

ONE – Moneyfields are three points clear after winning the top two clash at Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 through a Melissa Lawrence effort. Abingdon United had seven different scorers as Sadie Timbs netted twice in an 8-0 thrashing of Eastliegh. Wokingham & Emmbrook were 3-2 winners at Basingstoke Town and Alton’s Nicola Moore was the only one to hit the net at Shanklin.

CHAIRMAN’S CUP S/F – AFC Bournemouth were the first to seal a place in the final, knocking out Barton Rovers as Meg Vella got three in their 5-0 scoreline.

SOUTH WEST – Frampton keep pressure on Wootton

Abi Todd about to score for Frampton Rangers. (Photo: @FcFrampton)

PREMIER – Callington Town are up to second after being awarded the game with Downend Flyers, Bishops Lydeard leapfrogged Marine Academy Plymouth into fourth with a Holly Miller hat-trick in a 6-2 result and Middlezoy edged Forest Green Rovers 1-0 thanks to a Georgia Coles goal.

1 EASTERN – Frampton Rangers are within 5 points of leaders Wootton Bassett Town with a game in hand after an 8-4 goalfest with Swindon Spitfires in which their Chloe Timbrell came off the bench to strike three times. Almondsbury’s Sophie Cooper scored in a single-goal success at Oldland Abbotonians and AEK Boco had a walkover against FC Chippenham.

1 WESTERN – Plymouth Argyle Reserves’ 3-2 victory at Feniton came with a Gabi Alphous double and put them 3 points clear of Bideford, who were held 2-2 by Plympton. St Agnes won 2-1 with a Mollie Dring double against Weston Mendip.

WEST MIDLANDS – Leafield sink Sphinx to go top

PREMIER – Leafield Athletic hit Coventry Sphinx for six to replace Sutton Coldfield Town at the top. Redditch United rose to fourth when beating Worcester United 4-0.

1 NORTH CUP S/F – Leek Town won through 4-0 at AFC Telford United and will play the winner of Stoke City v Shifnal Town tie in the final at Stone Dominoes FC on 5 May (10.30am KO).

1 SOUTH – Sedgley & Gornal United led the top of the table clash with Solihull United 2-0 before their captain Steph Juszczyszyn-New suffered a bad knee injury on 22 minutes which caused the game to be abandoned. Kidderminster Harriers gained ground on them both by defeating Rugby Town 4-0 and Droitwich Spa went down 3-0 at home to Leamington.