Regional League Round-Up

Photo: Harrogate Town FC

Although the snow was generally the winner, Harrogate Town have had reason to celebrate after making it from the County Leagues to the Regional Premier in only two seasons.

EASTERN – Wins for Histon & Hoddesdon

1 NORTH – Histon put more of a gap between themselves and visitors Ipswich Town DS, whom they beat 3-1. Abi Davies got a couple and Sophie Lanham a penalty for the Cambridgeshire side.

1 SOUTH – Hoddesdon Town Owls defeated second-placed Harlow Town 2-1, with a goal apiece for Hannah Kelly and Sian Owens.

EAST MIDLANDS – Mills meet Nettleham midweek

No games played but Mansfield Hosiery Mills are scheduled to host title-hopefuls Nettleham this Wednesday.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Phoenix gain on Wasps

PREMIER – AFC Phoenix are five points behind leaders Crawley Wasps, after a 5-1 defeat of Fulham. Substitute Elizabeth Wicks struck twice, with one each from Natalia Mann, Lucy Monkman and Saskia Philp.

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Third-placed Meridian were 3-2 winners at Eastbourne Ladies, where Hannah Corlett bagged a brace and Amy Russ their other goal, while Jessica King and Shantelle Omar were on target for the hosts.

Two other lower level games survived, as Minster-on Sea side Oasis Reds drew 1-1 with Ashford Angels to go level on points with Kent Division 2 East leaders Diamond United Blues, who were busy thrashing Long Lane DS 8-0 in the Kent Divisional Cup, aided by a Jordan Langstone treble.

NORTH EAST – Harrogate Town promoted again

Nothing survived but Harrogate Town had been declared Division 1 South champions with two game to spare. Despite not playing last Sunday, Altofts failure to win handed them the title and a second successive promotion, having been North Riding League winners in 2016-17. Meanwhile, Harrogate’s Jade Pennock has made a step up in joining Doncaster Rovers Belles.

NORTH WEST – Wigan go third

PREMIER – Wigan Athletic went third when hitting hosts Blackpool for six. Sir Tom Finney edged Blackburn CSC 1-0, with a last minute from Sam Ball.

1 NORTHERN – Preston North End got off the bottom in climbing three places with a 3-1 win over Bolton Wanderers U-21 Reserves, who slip into last place.

1 SOUTHERN – Altrincham are seventh after a 7-0 success at lowly City of Liverpool. Liverpool Marshalls Feds Reserves’ 4-1 victory over Northwich Vixens put them second, Georgia-May Murphy, Emily Douglas, Nicole Johnston and Filippa Savva with a goal each. West Didsbury & Chorlton went third with their 5-2 win at Warrington Wolverines, achieved after going behind and later getting pegged back at 2-2. Jane Hodges and Nat Callaghan netted for West, before Sarah Penney notched her first hat-trick for the club.

SOUTHERN – Flyers up against Saints

Again, nothing was played but fourth-placed Winchester City Flyers to have a Southampton DFA Cup semi-final with Southampton Saints on Thursday.

SOUTH WEST – Easy points for Buckland & Bideford

PREMIER – Leaders Buckland Athletic had a walkover against Forest Green Rovers, while Keynsham Town DS are due to entertain Downend Flyers on Thursday.

1 WESTERN – Bideford had a walkover against basement side Activate.

WEST MIDLANDS – White out.

It was snow-go in the West Mids.

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