Regional League Round-Up : Acle lead Eastern, Barnsley Devs pull off cup shock

After their 4-1 win, Bowers & Pitsea are just a goal short of the Eastern League Division 1 leaders. (Photo: @bowersladiesfc)

Eastern League Acle United have made a flying start, Whyteleafe went top in the London & South East before losing a player to international duty for Bermuda, while Barnsley Development caused an upset in the North East Cup.

EASTERN : Ace start by Acle 

PREMIER – Acle United made it back-to-back wins and 13 goals in their 2 games with a 4-0 defeat of AFC Sudbury, against whom Grace Birchall bagged a brace.

Colney Heath launched their campaign by hitting Haringey Borough for six, with two goals apiece by Nicola Hollick and Sophie Joseph.

Bedford’s Catalia Costas scored twice but her side hat to settle for a draw at Harlow Town, whose Lily Bruno and Tayla Handscombe also found the net,

ONE – Stevenage Reserves have won both their games following a 2-0 result against Hoddesdon Town Owls, with Katherine Calvert and Daniella Martucci getting on the scoresheet.

Bowers & Pitsea are a goal behind the leaders after a 4-1 win at Bishops Stortford. Kealy Farley, Abbie Simmonds and Ebony Moore were among the goals, Rebekah Coppen on target for the home team.

Lawford got off the mark with a 2-1 scoreline against Histon, Jasmine Cox and Daisy Canny getting their goals.

Hutton’s match with Ipswich Wanderers was postponed, with the visitors having insufficient players available.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST : Win sends Whyteleafe top 

PREMIER – Whyteleafe went top with 4 points from their 2 games to date, following a 2-0 victory at Fulham. Giorgia Dunne and Merc Bromfield, while it was the start of a busy week for team-mate K’Shaela Burch-Waldron, who heads off on international duty for Bermuda.

NORTH EAST : Tykes eliminate Celtic

LEAGUE CUP 1ST ROUND – Division 1 South side Barnsley Development won 3-1 away to Premier opponents in Farsley Celtic.

Harrogate Town hit lower division hosts Wakefield 6-1, Washington had a 4-1 midweek win against Consett with Bethany White scoring twice.

Sheffield Wednesday ran out 9-1 winners over York RI last week, Sophie Eyre getting a hat-trick.

There were three walkovers, for Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves, Redcar Town and Wallsend BC Ladies against Chester le Street Town St. Cuthberts, Cramlington United and Sunderland West End respectively.

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