Sunday 2nd September
EASTERN – Sidhu sends six-hitting Bedford second
PREMIER – Bedford went second behind Acle United with a 6-1 defeat of Haringey Borough, in which Maya Sidhu featured with a four-goal haul.
ONE – Stevenage Reserves made it three straight wins with four unanswered goals at Hatfield Peverel, where Emily Schofield scored twice. Hutton are second on goal-difference after hitting Hertford Town 6-2 with three of those for Rosie Webb. Lawford made it two wins from three with a 4-1 result at Kings Lynn Town, two goals apiece for Daisy Canny and Tyler Christou. Newmarket Town banked a first point of the season as Lauren Deller came off the bench to net in a 2-2 tie with visitors Hoddesdon Town Owls.
EAST MIDLANDS – Big kick off comes midweek
PREMIER – The League kicks off in midweek with the following fixtures on Wednesday 5th September: Kettering Town v Peterborough United, Leicester City Ladies v Leicester City WFC Development and Ollerton Town v Oughtibridge WMSC. The following evening it’s Loughborough Students v Woodlands and Rise Park v Mansfield Town.
LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Four-goal Fine wins it for Wasps
PREMIER – Queens Park Rangers Development dropped their first points as Eastbourne Town got going with a 3-2 awayday success. Georgia Tibble scored twice in the opening 5 minutes and Catherine Hyland made it 3-0, with QPR pulling late goals back through substitute Georgia Allen and Chloe Sampson.
SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Rosanne Fine was indeed just that in scoring all four goals as Crawley Wasps Reserves beat Lewes Foundation 4-0. The other opening day fixture saw Eastbourne Ladies and Bexhill United finish all square at 1-1, Melissa Ferguson on target for the hosts.
NORTH EAST – Norton net eleven
1 NORTH – The first league fixtures saw Sunderland West End win 4-1 at Consett, thanks largely to an Allison Ferris hat-trick. Prudhoe Town produced a goal-fest together with Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves, who already led 5-3 at half-time before going on to win 11-3. Paige Hunter and Fraya Munro both scored four times for the visitors.
1 SOUTH – Altofts and Barnsley Development began with a point apiece from a 1-1 tie.
NORTH WEST – Mossley Hill hit back after drop
PREMIER – Fleetwood Town Wrens were denied all three points as Wigan Athletic grabbed a last-minute leveller in a 1-1 draw. Mossley Hill Athletic responded to their relegation by kicking off with a 9-2 thrashing of Sir Tom Finney, Rachel Davison netting four times.
1 NORTH – Blackpool beat Blackburn CSC 4-0 to become initial leaders, with Leigh RMI a close second after a 4-1 win against Morecambe Reserves. Preston North End pipped Penwortham Town in a 3-2 scoreline and Crosby shared six goals with visitors Workington Reds, for whom Emily Bracken got two.
1 SOUTH – Liverpool Feds Res kicked off with a 5-2 result over Stockport County Blues with five different scorers. Altrincham were 3-0 winners against Chester in which Shannon Billington and Laura Dodds both made one and scored one. Curzon Ashton’s Amelia Flood and Paris Welsh were on the scoresheet at home to Northwich Vixens but the hosts lost Emma King to hospital with a knee injury and managed to hold on for a 2-1 result.
SOUTHERN – Winning start for Winchester
PREMIER – Winchester City Flyers won 2-1 over Barton Rovers in the first game of the campaign, Payton Howard and Bethany Norman their scorers.
ONE – Wokingham & Emmbrook and Southampton WFC Development got the ball rolling, the latter adding six second-half goals to a 2-0 interval lead. Jennifer King claimed a treble and Laura Vokes twice found the net.
SOUTH WEST – Workman-like win for Plympton
PREMIER – The opening top-flight match saw Bishops Lydeard see off Forest Green Rovers 3-0, with the aid of a Holly Miller double.
1 EASTERN – Trowbridge Town are top after match day 1, as Ella Broad and Rebecca Fry bagged a brace each in a 5-0 result at FC Chippenham. Laverstock & Ford also scored five with visitors Swindon Spitfires netting three in reply. AEK Boco took the points 2-1 at Almondsbury where Katie Ransome and Ellie Keedwell got their goals.
1 WESTERN – Plymouth Argyle Reserves are first leaders following a 6-3 success at Bude Town, where Gabi Alphous and Nicola Champion both scored twice for the Pilgrims. Plympton came back from 2-1 down at the interval to win 5-3 at Pen Mill, where Shannon Workman struck two of their goals. Alphington had a walkover against Weston Mendip.
WEST MIDLANDS – Goldenhill gain first point on Premier debut
PREMIER – Knowle shared four goals with promoted Goldenhill as the league got underway. Lucy Taylor and Anna-Marie Robinson struck for the home side, Stacey Barley and Tara Harrison were on target for Wanderers.
1 SOUTH – Sedgley & Gornal United started well with a 5-1 defeat of Droitwich Spa and you can see their goals here.