Regional League Round-Up

Moneyfields’ Kim Whitcombe and Wycombe Wanderers goalkeeper Katie Hudson. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Cheltenham Town Development were the only change at the top of 23 regional league divisions on Sunday 4th November but Grimsby Borough, Sutton Coldfield Town and Wootton Bassett Town all beat leading teams.

EASTERN – Seven up for Cambridge City

PREMIER – Cambridge City’s seventh win on the spin came 5-2 at Harlow Town with five different scorers.  Brentwood Town went second by beating Haringey Borough 7-0, Leah Cowan and Marie barker netting two apiece. Megan Todd featured with a four-goal haul as Acle United beat Bedford 6-3. Royston Town dropped their first points when held 4-4 at home by Wymondham Town. Peterborough Northern Star picked up a 3-1 win at Colney Heath and AFC Dunstable clinched a first victory 4-0 over AFC Sudbury.

ONE – Unbeaten St Ives Town jumped three places to second with a 4-0 score against Hatfield Peverel, Hutton leapfrogged Lawford into fourth when winning 3-1 away to them, while Histon put four past Hertford Town.

EAST MIDLANDS – Six in a row for Leicester

PREMIER – Leicester City WFC Development’s 6-2 outcome over Ollerton Town was their sixth straight win and Courtney Cropper hit a hat-trick, Oughtibridge have won all five after a 3-0 result at Rise Park. Peterborough United put four goals past Kettering Town, Loughborough Students claimed all three of the match at Mansfield Town and Eastwood got off the mark in a 2-2 tie with Leicester City Ladies, having been two up at half-time.

1 NORTH – Leaders Lincoln Moorlands-Railway lost 3-0 at home to Grimsby Borough, allowing Boston United to cut their lead to a single point with an 8-0 slaughter of Sleaford Town. Ilkeston Town edged hosts Hykeham Town 3-2 and Calverton Miners Welfare were 4-0 victors at Retford United.

1 SOUTH – Northampton Town are three points ahead of the rest after two goals in an eight-minute second half spell saw lowly Thrapston Town beaten 2-0. Loughborough Foxes Vixens won a nine-goal thriller with second-placed Oadby & Wigston to which substiute Ceara Toal contributed a single, Lutterworth Athletic’s first point was achieved in a 1-1 draw at Notts County.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – GLL top three stay 100%

PREMIER – Top team Whyteleafe were 3-1 winners at Aylesford to stay four points clear, with the next three separated only by goal-difference. Amy Riss scored twice as Kent Football United edged Fulham 4-3, Eastbourne Town’s Georgia Tibble hit a 21-minute hat-trick in the 4-0 win over London Kent Football United and QPR Girls Development’s 3-1 defeat of AFC Phoenix saw them score all their goals in the last quarter of an hour.

GREATER LONDON PREMIER – Ashford Town (Middlesex) chalked up a sixth win 5-1 over Hackney, New London Lionesses had a 3-1 result at Regents Park Rangers. Godalming Town sunk hosts Colne Valley 7-0 and Victoire sent Spurs Development to a 2-1 reverse.

Hat-trick hero, Shannon Redhouse. (Photo: Thamesview LFC)

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES LEAGUE CUP 1ST ROUND – There was one Premier Division casualty as Lewes Foundation lost out 6-4 after extra-time at Thamesview, whose Shannon Redhouse scored three and sub Zara Chapman two. Bexhill United had to battle for a 1-0 win after 120 minutes at Oakwood, where Jessica Mitchell eventually made the breakthrough. Saltdean United saw off Mole Valley 4-2 with the spoils shared between Charlotte Markha and Casey Sands. Ashford Ladies accounted for Tonbridge Angels 5-2, Chloe Winchester scored four in Newhaven’s 7-1 result at Long Lane and league leaders Crawley Wasps Reserves eased through 9-0 over Milford & Witley.

NORTH EAST – Cestria win battle of leading pair

PREMIER – Durham Cestria won the top of the table clash with Hartlepool United 2-1 to record a seventh win in a row, sub Caroline Dixon and Laura Robson scoring in a three-minute spell after Jenni Duffy-Smith buried a free kick for Pools. Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Tynedale are now second after a 2-0 defeat of Harrogate Town, while York City took the points 2-1 against Castleford White Rose

1 NORTH – Sunderland West End beat Boro Rangers 4-2 with Allison Ferris twice on target to help them stay top ahead of Redcar Town, whose Jessica Round got four of the seven goals against Chester le Street Town St.Cuthberts. Washington remained unbeaten in a 2-2 draw at home to Alnwick Town, thanks to an Erin Liddle quickfire brace before the final 10 minutes. Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves made an incredible comeback from 4-1 down at the break to beat Cramlington United 6-5. Georgia Lyall’s first half hat-trick was all in vain as Louise Atkinson and Ellie Hamilton hit trebles for the hosts. Consett’s Nicole McEvoy got three goals in the first 28 minutes of the 8-0 win at Prudhoe Town.

1 SOUTH – Ossett United made it eight straight wins with a 6-1 result at Altofts, York RI went level on points with Wakefield in fourth when beating them 2-1.

NORTH WEST – 100% record puts Stockport first

PREMIER – Stockport County’s 2-1 success at Fleetwood Town Wrens took their winning start to six matches, Wigan Athletic went second with a similar scoreline at Accrington. FC United of Manchester triumphed 8-2  over Tranmere Rovers, Merseyrail enjoyed a first victory 6-2 against Penrith, Sir Tom Finney took a first point in a 2-2 draw at Manchester Stingers.

1 NORTH – It’s as you were at the top after leaders Blackpool saw off Penwortham Town 3-0 and Blackburn CSC stuck away eight against Preston North End. Bury are third having hit Leigh RMI 8-0, Cammell Laird are now fourth following an 11-1 thrashing of Crosby, while Morecambe Reserves won 4-2 at Burscough Dynamo.

1 SOUTH – Warrington Wolverines went within two points of leaders Altrincham when strolling to a 13-0 victory at City of Liverpool. Curzon Ashton got the only goal in the game with Stockport County Blues to go third, West Didsbury & Chorlton jumped to fifth with their 4-1 result at Chester.

SOUTHERN – Trio maintain maximum points

Cheltenham Town Devs’ skipper Jade Wiltshire was among her side’s goals. (Photo: ctlfc.com)

PREMIER – Southampton FC Ladies are one of three sides to extend perfect starts, the Saints stayed top with a 2-0 win over Winchester City Flyers. AFC Bournemouth netted eight times against Newbury and Oxford City overtook Woodley United when sending them to a 3-1 loss. Ascot United gained a first win 3-2 at Warsash Wasps, as did New Milton Town 3-1 at Barton Rovers.

ONE – Moneyfields held the leadership with all five goals at home to Wycombe Wanderers, Abingdon United are up to second after a comprehensive 13-0 defeat of Shanklin in which Amy Pipe and Sadie Timbs got three apiece. Despite Basingstoke Town matching that amount of goals against Sandhurst Town, it was their first win as Lyndsey Beverley netted four and ten different players were on target for them. Wokingham & Emmbrook’s 5-2 win over Alton featured an 18-minute hat-trick for Caroline Paterson.

SOUTH WEST – Wootton help unseat East leaders

PREMIER – Exeter City remained in first place as Georgie Barbour-Gresham and Sophie Gillies got two each in defeating Ilminster Town 4-0, Bishops Lydeard in second beating Portishead by one goal more and an Abigail Parr treble. Callington Town’s Katherine Marment got a couple in the 2-2 tie at Middlezoy, Keynsham Town Development were 5-2 winners at Downend Flyers and Forest Green Rovers nipped ahead of Torquay United by beating them 3-0 away.

1 EASTERN – Wootton Bassett Town won 4-2 at morning leaders AEK Boco with Hayley Huckin bagging a brace, Cheltenham Town Development made the most of this by winning 4-0 at Laverstock & Ford where Asta Krabbe struck twice to help them go top, Frampton Rangers moved third with a 5-0 score over Oldland Abbotonians as Madeleine Brown found the net three times. Almondsbury jumped above Trowbridge Town after a 3-0 result against them and a Jessica Bessell brace, Swindon Spitfires equaled that margin of victory at FC Chippenham.

1 WESTERN – No change in the top three as Plymouth Argyle Reserves beat Feniton 3-1, Plympton doing likewise at Exeter & Tedburn Rangers and Alphington 7-2 winners over Weston Super Mare, Laura Burwood and Mary Murphy with three each. Bude Town beat St Agnes 3-1 as Sarah Badham got a couple and Bideford’s match with Weston Mendip was abandoned.

WEST MIDLANDS – Impressive success for Sutton

Chadlee Kerr kept Sutton in the game with two outstanding saves. (Photo: SCT Ladies)

PREMIER – Sutton Coldfield Town pulled off a 1-0 win at top team Coundon Court with a Hayley Chatwin effort, as Leafield Athletic cut the gap to a single point with all five goals at Knowle. Coventry Sphinx were held 2-2 at home by Stockingford AA Pavilion, Crusaders climbed above Redditch United when winning 3-0 over them and Goldenhill Wanderers sunk Lye Town 7-1.

1 NORTH – Leek Town recorded a ninth win 2-0 against Shifnal Town, Stoke City Development edged AFC Telford United 3-2 away to take second position from them and Sandwell scored seven at Port Vale.

1 SOUTH – Sedgley & Gornal United have a nine-point lead after sending Leamington to a 7-0 defeat, Kidderminster Harriers hit Kingfisher 5-0. Coventry City’s first win came 4-0 against Solihull Sporting, Droitwich Spa picked up their second point in a 0-0 draw with Rugby Town

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