Regional League Round-Up

Photo: Bedford LFC

New Regional League divisional leaders after results on Sunday 14th October were Durham Cestria, Frampton Rangers, Moneyfields and Sleaford Town.

EASTERN – Bedford beat Brentwood

PREMIER – Bedford are fourth after a 5-3 win over leaders Brentwood Town in which Eden Kibron scored a couple.  Peterborough Northern Star progressed to second with a 4-0 result over Harlow Town as Katie Steward got a double, Royston Town’s Teonie Peyton bagged a brace in their five goals at AFC Sudbury that lifted them to third. Wymondham Town ran out 7-0 winners against Colney Heath with Laura Nicholls netting four of them.

ONE – Stevenage Reserves moved seven points clear as Erin Pope hit a hat-trick in their 6-1 victory at Kings Lynn Town. St Ives Town are second after winning 4-1 at Ipswich Wanderers, goal-difference ahead of Newmarket Town who beat Bowers & Pitsea 3-1 and Lawford’s 4-0 defeat of Hertford Town put them fourth. Hoddesdon Town Owls got all three goals in the game with Bishops Stortford, Hutton and Hatfield Peverel ended goalless.

Cassie Steward scores for Peterborough Northern Star against Harlow Town. (Photo: Tim Symonds)

EAST MIDLANDS – Five in a row for Foxes

PREMIER – Leicester City WFC Development extended their winning start to five games with a 5-1 success at Eastwood, aided by a Chantelle Amber brace. Oughtibridge WMSC edged Loughborough Students 4-3 with a Becky Shaw double, Peterborough United’s 7-1 sinking of Woodlands featured a second-half Donna McGuigan hat-trick. Kayleigh Downs’ double saw Mansfield Town to a 2-1 result with Rise Park, Leicester City Ladies and Kettering Town ended nil-nil.

1 NORTH – Sleaford Town took over the leadership when defeating Retford United 2-1, Lincoln Moorlands-Railway are up to second by winning the seven-goal thriller at Arnold Town thanks to substitute Sammy Boothright’s decider. Hylkeham Town’s Amie Barnes-Ford was twice on target in a 3-1 win at Calverton Miners Welfare.

1 SOUTH – Northampton Town made it three straight wins with a 5-1 score over Loughborough Foxes Vixens which featured a four-goal haul for Emma Dunmore.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – KFU inflict first defeat on leaders

Kent Football United won at Whyteleafe. (Photo: @kentfootunited)

PREMIER – Kent Football United went second when becoming the first side to defeat Whyteleafe, as Amy Russ got both goals in the away win.
LEAGUE CUP GROUP A – Aylesford hit Eastbourne Town for six and Rebecca Barr netted three of them. London Kent Football United were 5-0 winners at Parkwood with two by Emily Hart.
GROUP B – QPR Girls Development won 2-1 at Fulham with sub Melanie Hall getting the decider.

GREATER LONDON PREMIER – Ashford Town (Middx), Godalming Town and New London Lioneses all made it four wins from as many games, the former walloping Watford Development 12-1 with four from Ashley Cheatley.
Godalming’s 4-0 win at Hackney was equaled by the Lionesses result over Spurs Development that included a Beth McGee brace, while elsewhere Victoire were 3-0 winners over Colne Valley.

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Crawley Wasps Reserves have won all seven games to date after a 4-2 success at Lewes Foundation, which included two for sub Amy Clark. Winless Bexhill United did not rollover for unbeaten Ashford but eventually lost 2-1 when Danielle Acani came off the bench to score. Saltdean United are third following a 2-1 defeat of Eastbourne, Phoenix Sports shared the points 1-1 with Worthing and Newhaven’s match with Meridian was abandoned with them 4-0 up on 27 minutes due an injured and immobile player, as the ambulance took over an hour to arrive.

NORTH EAST – Durham maul Millers

Aerial battle in the Alnwick Town v Prudhoe Town match. (Photo: @sportpix999)

PREMIER – Durham Cestria are new leaders after thrashing Rotherham United 17-0 with eleven different scorers. Harrogate Town slipped to second after a 2-1 reverse at York City, who got off the mark in impressive fashion. Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Tynedale won 3-0 with a Megan Watson treble at Castleford White Rose. Hartlepool United leapfrogged Farsley Celtic in the table when beating them 3-1 away.

1 NORTH – Redcar Town continued their perfect form by ending that of Sunderland West End, 2-1 away from home. Alnwick Town posted a 9-1 scoreline against Prudhoe Town to push into third spot. Larissa Burkinshaw’s nin-minute  brace helped Boro Rangers beat Norton & Stockton Ancients Reservers 3-0 to bank their first points. A first win for Chester le Street Town St.Cuthberts came with four second-half goals against Cramlington United. A head injury to a Washington player caused the game with Consett to be abandoned.

1 SOUTH – Barnsley Development closed in on leaders Ossett United as Emily Pierrepont got two goals in a 3-1 win at Wakefield. Altofts won by the best of seven goals at York RI, Nicola Smith netting twice. Sheffield Wednesday won the basement battle with Doncaster Belles 5-0, led by a Jessica Morrison hat-trick.

NORTH WEST – Stockport bring abrupt end to Altrincham run

PREMIER – Tranmere Rovers shared four goals with top of the table Mossley Hill, second placed Wigan Athletic went down 4-2 at Stockport County and Merseyrail gained a third point in a 1-1 draw with Manchester Stingers.

1 NORTH – Blackburn CSC put ten goals past Leigh RMI to go second, three points behind Blackpool.

1 SOUTH – Stockport County Blues blew away Altrincham’s 100% record by sending them to a 3-0 defeat. Northwich Vixens had a 3-1 victory over Chester and Warrington Wolverines won 2-1 versus Wythenshawe Amateurs.

SOUTHERN – Moneyfields make it to the top

PREMIER – Oxford City just about made it back-to-back wins when edging hosts Ascot United 4-3.

ONE – Moneyfields replaced Wycombe Wanderers at the top on goal-difference with a 5-0 beating of Basingstoke Town, which was dominated by Kim Stenning’s four-goal haul. Alton are fourth after a 4-2 win over Wargrave, Nicola Moore netting for them early in each half. Shanklin’s opening win came 6-0 against Sandhurst Town with four from Ellena Crutcher.

LEAGUE CUP 1ST ROUND – Newbury’s Ellemore Reid scored twice in the first 25 minutes in a 3-2 win at Wokingham & Emmbrook, which booked them a trip to Oxford City.

SOUTH WEST – Frampton walk into first place

PREMIER – The meeting of the top two saw Bishops Lydeard drop their first points in a 1-1 draw with Keynsham Town Development. Exeter City struck a dozen times against Downend Flyers to go third, Sophie Gillies contributing a hat-trick. There were three goals to Middlezoy’s Georgia Coles in a 7-1 sinking of Torquay United.

1 EASTERN – Frampton Rangers had a home win over FC Chippenham and it was enough to send them top, with Swindon Spitfires and AEK Boco also on ten points after their 1-1 tie, while Wootton Bassett Town were 2-1 winners over Swindon Town Development,

1 WESTERN – Plymouth Argyle Reserves joined leaders Plympton on sixteen points after beating Bideford 4-1, with Faye Ivall twice on target. Alphington might have joined them but were had to settle for a 3-3 draw at Weston Mendip. St Agnes had an amazing 6-6 goal-fest with Weston Super Mare, Debbie Duncan three goals for the Cornish side matched by Ellison Roberts’ treble for the visitors. Feniton’s 6-0 result with Exeter & Tedburn Rangers included a brace for Brittany Harris, Pen Mill picked up a first win, 4-0 over Bude Town

WEST MIDLANDS – Harriers hit Sedgley

Kidderminster Harriers made it three wins in a row. (Photo:

PREMIER – Coundon Court held pole position with a 5-1 result against Redditch United, second placed Coventry Sphinx beat Lye Town 4-0 and Sutton Coldfield Town went third when winning 3-0 at Worcester United and Leafield Athletic gained three points 3-1 at Crusaders.

1 NORTH – While leaders Leek Town were sending Port Vale to a 5-0 defeat, Shifnal Town pulled off a 4-3 result at second in the table AFC Telford United, who are now only goal-difference ahead of Stoke City Development who hit Shrewsbury Town 6-1.

1 SOUTH – Kidderminster Harriers might be playing catch up with their fixtures but managed a fine 5-2 victory to take the first points off Sedgley & Gornal United, as Solihull United made up ground with a 6-2 result at Rugby Town with a Hayley Wilford treble. Kingfusher came through 5-2 at Droitwich Spa, Coventry City and Leamington both got their season up an running with a 2-2 tie, while Stourbridge stung Solihull Sporting 12-0.

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