Regional League Round-Up: AEK Boco promoted

AEK Boco v Weston super Mare, South West Women's League
AEK Boco won the South West League Division 1 North. (B.East Photography)

AEK Boco win top-two clash with Weston super Mare to secure promotion to the South West Women’s Regional League Premier Division.

EASTERN – Luton and Stevenage both beat champions

Premier – Luton Town beat newly-crowned champions Real Bedford 3-0 in midweek, then scored 14 at Kings Lynn Town on Sunday, while Bedford were beaten again, 5-4 at Stevenage. AFC Dunstable are down despite a 2-2 draw at Needham Market, as  St Albans City secured their status after a 1-1 tie with Wroxham in front of 281 fans. Royston Town gained ground on Haringey Borough by defeating them 4-0, Bowers & Pitsea beat Barking 4-2. Tuesday brings Stevenage v Royston at the County Ground in Letchworth, while Wednesday sees Luton play St Albans at Barton Rovers FC.

1 North –  Mulbarton Wanderers scored both goals of the game away to Histon.

1 South –  Wormley Rovers beat fifth-placed Billericay Town Development 2-0.

EAST MIDLANDS – Oughtibridge on course for runners-up spot

Premier –  Anstey Nomads held fourth-placed Rotherham United 2-2, Alesha Gale scoring both goals for the Millers, who play again on Wednesday against  Ilkeston Town at Roundwood Sports & Social Club.

1 Central – Arnold Eagles missed a chance to secure second place, going down 4-1 at Sherwood.

1 North –  Oughtibridge WM will jump two places to take the runners-up spot if they win their last game, following a 9-1 victory at Retford where Lacey Ogley hit a hat-trick.

1 South –  Cardea overcame Nuneaton Borough 7-2, with the aid of an Anna Langa treble, to avoid a last-place finish at the expense of their visitors. On Wednesday, New Bradwell St Peter host Northampton Town Devs at New Bradwell Recreation Ground, kick off 7.15pm.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Dartford set Dulwich title target

Premier – Dartford finished their fixtures in first place with a 7-0 success at Crawley but Dulwich Hamlet will be champions of they pick up one win in their last two games. Enfield Town are all but safe after a 2-2 draw with Dorking Wanderers and only needing to a void a huge last-match loss to remain above Aylesford. Ebbsfleet United edged Saltdean United 2-1 and seem to have done enough to end above them in fourth.

Enfield Town v Dorking Wanderers, London & South East League
Dorking Wanderers’ goalkeeper takes the ball under pressure from Enfield Town. (Photo: @MikeyTheTowner)

1 North – Brentford were 4-1 winners in front of 120 at Richmond Park on Thursday, following that up on Sunday by beating Clapton CFC 2-0 watched by 161 fans.  Whyteleafe won 3-0 at Hackney to take sixth position.

1 South – Runners-up Bromley beat champions Newhaven 2-1 in midweek, in front of 160 fans at Hayes Lane. Wednesday has Bognor Regis Town playing Steyning Town at Sidlesham Recreation Ground.

NORTH EAST – Barnsley FC within two points of becoming champions

Premier – Wallsend BC won 2-0 away on Wednesday to Sunderland West End, when South Shields saw off Alnwick Town 3-1. Spennymoor Town signed off on Sunday with a 6-1 win at Harrogate Town but Barnsley FC only need two points from as many games to be champions after a 5-1 victory at South Shields. Elewhere at finished; Hull United 2-0 Redcar Town (Lois Damms double), Sunderland West End 0-0 Alnwick Town, Wallsend BC 1-2 Wakefield AFC. The action resumes on Wednesday when Wakefield AFC welcome Bradford City, Sunderland West End play South Shields at Herrington Rec (7pm) and Hartlepool United host Redcar.

1 North – Wednesday saw Washington beat Gateshead 2-1 with a Sophie James winner, while Bianca Owens came off the bench to net four times in Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves’ 6-2 victory at Chester le Street United. On Sunday, Norton were held 2-2 by Chester le Street who scored twice late on despite the dismissal of Tanisha Peake, Washington won 4-2 against Hartlepool Pools Youth with three goals for Jessica Cook. Washington and Chester le Street meet on Thursday.

1 South – Ossett United won 4-2 at Altofts to end the home side’s title hopes and set York Railway Institute a target of seven points from three games, in order to take top spot from them.  Sheffield United Foundation were 2-1 winners at Chesterfield FC, York City Development defeated Lower Hopton 7-3 led by a Rosie Bell treble. Altofts face Farsley Celtic JFC Ladies at 7pm on Wednesday.

NORTH WEST – Mancunian Unity first to win all 22 games

Premier – Fleetwood Town Wrens’ Emily Slater got the only goal of the game away in midweek to West Didsbury & Chorlton, who finished fifth and just one point ahead of the Wrens and two other sides; Crewe Alexandra and Curzon Ashton.

1 North – Haslingden took the points 2-1 at Radcliffe on Wednesday, Mancunian Unity beat Morecambe 6-1 and 1-0 away in a double-header to end on maximum points, while Penrith sank hosts Fleetwood Town Wrens Reserves 7-0 in their bid to finish second.

1 South – Northwich went down 8-2 at home to Wythenshawe on Tuesday, then narrowly lost 3-2 against visiting Chester two days later which left them facing the drop. They did finish a hectic week with a draw though, 3-3 against Litherland REMYCA. Poulton Vics won 3-0 at Runcorn Linnets to pip Chester to second place. Mossley Hill Athletic face Liverpool U-21s at Walton Soccer Centre on Wednesday (7pm) for the Liverpool Senior Cup.

SOUTHERN – Cup Finals re-arranged

League Cup – Havant & Waterlooville host Bournemouth Sports Westleigh Park on Thursday.

Chairman’s Cup – Beaconsfield Town entertain Woking in the Final on Wednesday.

SOUTH WEST – AEK Boco promoted

1 North –  AEK Boco are celebrating the title after a 2-1 win in the top-of-the-table clash with Weston super Mare. Elsewhere, Gloucester City defeated Downend Flyers 3-1.

AEK Boco win top-two clash with Weston super Mare to secure promotion to the South West Women's Regional League Premier Division.
AEK Boco on the ball against Weston super Mare. (B.East Photography)

1 West – Ilminster Town missed an opportunity to just about secure top spot, when held 2-2 at Feniton. Saltash United are a point behind the leaders after a 4-1 victory over Sticker, with one game left for the leading pair who both have to face Helston Athletic who would take the title themselves with two wins.

WEST MIDLANDS – All three divisions still undecided

Premier – Worcester City stayed top with a 3-1 result at Crusaders, Lye Town edged a seven-goal thriller at Coundon Court to remain within a point of the leaders but from a game more. Shrewsbury Town won 6-1 at Lichfield City with Kimberley Bebbington scoring three times before the break, Coventry Sphinx overcame Shifnal Town 8-1. There is a relegation ‘six-pointer’ on Tuesday with Crusaders up against Knowle at Shirley Town FC (7pm), before Coundon host Sphinx on Thursday.

1 North –  AFC Telford United’s 2-0 defeat of Newcastle Town kept them top, Port Vale saw off Lichfield City Reserves 4-1 to remain well placed for the title.  Walsall Wood put seven past Leek Town Reserves, Tamworth took the points 2-1 against Coventrians.

1 South – Leamington Lions were 3-0 winners on Thursday at home to Long Itchington, whose 2-1 loss on Sunday at Redditch Borough put the hosts within two points of leaders Alvechurch. Elsewhere, Bewdley Town held third-placed Hereford Pegasus to a 2-2 draw.

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