Regional League Round-Up: Dartford and Luton Town Ladies new leaders

Dartford are new London & South East League leaders
Photo: @DartfordFCWomen

All eight Regional Women’s Football Leagues are now underway, with Dartford and Luton Town new leaders of competitions that kicked off last month.

EASTERN – Luton Town go top

PREMIER – Luton beat Bedford 2-1 with a Jess McKay brace to move into first place, while Colney Heath drew  2-2 at Peterborough Northern Star and Harlow Town went second with a 4-1 result at Wroxham. Elsewhere it ended; St Ives Town 1-2 Royston Town, Bowers & Pitsea 5-1 AFC Dunstable, Haringey Borough 0-12 Wymondham Town.

LEAGUE CUP GROUP STAGE – Needham Market’s 9-1 score against Hoddesdon Town Owls featured four goals by Katie Webb, Newmarket Town thrashed Bishops Stortford 13-0, Millwall Lionesses began with a 3-1 win at AFC Sudbury. Other results were; Cambridge City Development 6-0 Lawford, East Bergholt United 1-3 Stevenage Development, Histon 1-3 Kings Lynn Town, Wodson Park 1-5 Gorleston, Hutton 7-1 Leigh Ramblers.

Peterborough Northern Star v Colney Heath
Peterborough Northern Star’s Katie Steward with Colney Heath keeper Lucy Hancock. (Photo: Tim Symonds)

EAST MIDLANDS – Town beat Eagles in Arnold derby

PREMIER – Ollerton Town’s Rachael Bell got four in the 9-1 win over Woodlands, Rotherham United won 3-0 at Leicester City Ladies, Oughtibridge got the single goal at Northampton Town and Peterborough United held hosts Mansfield Town 2-2 after Megan Parrett’s 86th-minute equaliser.

1 NORTH – Notts County Development netted six at Cleethorpes Town with three from Melissa East, Chesterfield sent Sleaford Town to a 5-0 defeat. The all-Arnold clash saw Town edge Eagles 4-3 and Grimsby Borough got the better of Lincoln Moorlands-Railway 2-1.

1 SOUTH – Notts County Senior’s Bella Reed and Nya Chambers scored in the first 5 minutes of a 3-1 result at Derby County Community, Beaumont Park came away from Corby Town with a 3-0 result and Ilkeston Town took the points 2-1 versus Oadby & Wigston.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Dartford new leaders

Goadalming Town's six-goal Becky Munro
Becky Morris scored five goals in the first quarter of the opening game. (Photo: godalmingtownfc.co.uk)

PREMIER – Dartford beat Ashford Town (Middlesex) 5-2 with Danielle Harrison twice on target to help her team come from 2-1 behind and replace QPR at the top.

LEAGUE CUP GROUP STAGE – Rangers Girls Development were meanwhile winning 1-0 at Dulwich Hamlet with an Anna Maria Dzyadyk effort. Olivia Walker got all three for Saltdean United in the 3-2 win at Aylesford, Eastbourne Town won 2-1 against Whyteleafe.

GREATER LONDON – Rebecca Munro struck five times in the first 21 minutes and went on to complete a double hat-trick as Godalming Town posted an 8-2 result over Victoire. Scores elsewhere were; Clapham United 2-4 Hackney, Orient Development 1-3 New London Lionesses, Watford Development 0-2 Spurs 3rds

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Worthing won 7-0 at Herne Bay, Parkwood 7-3 at Crawley Wasps DS where Katie Jeffries scored three times for Rangers. Ashford Ladies had six different scorers – including three subs – at Eastbourne United, who got one in reply and had Elena South sent off. Lewes Foundation’s Chloe Nye got both goals in a 2-1 win at Hassocks, Phoenix Sports had a similar result at Newhaven.

NORTH EAST – Hartlepool hit eight

PREMIER – Hartlepool United’s 8-0 scoreline with York City featured a Justine Robinson hat-trick, Redcar Town recorded a 7-1 result over Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Tynedale, while there were 2-1 away victories for Farsley Celtic and Wallsend BC at Harrogate Town and Ossett United respectively.

1 NORTH – Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves netted six of the ten goals at Boro Rangers, Chester le Street Town Development beat Prudhoe Town 3-1 away and Lumley had a walkover versus Washington.

1 SOUTH – Altofts beat Bradford Park Avenue 5-1, York Railway Institute defeated Hepworth United 5-2. Sheffield Wednesday edged Harrogate Railway 3-2 with a Jessica Morrison brace, Bridlington matched that result at Wakefield Trinity where Rovers’ Amy Ward found the net twice.

NORTH WEST – Sports win all-Accrington clash

PREMIER – After two games for most sides in under four days, a quartet won both of their matches after the following results; Fleetwood Town Wrens 0-3 Tranmere Rovers, Morecambe 4-2 Wigan Athletic, FC United of Manchester 3-1 West Didsbury & Chorlton, Merseyrail 1-2 Mossley Hill. Elsewhere, Manchester Stingers edged Sir Tom Finney 3-2.

1 NORTH – A trio of sides are on six points from two fixtures as Blackburn CSC beat Workington Reds 4-0, Penrith got the only goal at Leigh RMI and Blackpool won 3-0 at local rivals Preston North End. Accrington Sports sunk hosts and neighbours Accrington Stanley 7-1, while one goal was worth three points for Penwortham Town at Carlisle United.

Blackpool FC Ladoes
Blackpool won 3-0 at local rivals Preston North End. (Photo: @BFC1887Ladies)

1 SOUTH – Chester lead the table after hitting Wythenshawe Amateurs 6-2 but Curzon Ashton have the only 100% record left after sending West Kirby to a 6-0 defeat. A goal-fest at Liverpool Feds Reserves saw Salford City Lionesses come away 9-3 victors, while Warrington Wolverines won 4-1 at Didsbury.

SOUTHERN – Division 1 Bournemouth derby drawn at the death

PREMIER – Abingdon United’s Kiera Isaac claimed a hat-trick in a 6-1 outcome at Warsash Wasps, Moneyfields won 2-0 at Wycombe Wanderers, AFC Bournemouth beat Woodley United 3-1 and Oxford City were held 2-2 by visiting Newbury.

ONE – Bournemouth Sports shared four goals with AFC Bournemouth Development, Justine Mosley scoring two in the first 17 minutes for the former but substitute Ellie-Jai Stephens levelled in the last minute for the Cherries. Abbey Rangers’ Laura Hobbs got a treble in the 4-1 success at Wycombe Wanderers Development, other opening day scores were; Eastleigh 1-1 Abingdon Town, New Milton Town 4-1 Tilehurst Panthers, Alton 2-4 Southampton WFC Reserves.

SOUTH WEST – Two opening-day dismissals

PREMIER – Callington Town put nine past Torquay United who had Chloe McJury sent off and there was also a red card for Casey Quick of Middlezoy Rovers, who lost to a Yazmin Laver brace at Keynsham Town Development.
Wootton Bassett Town won 5-0 at Marine Academy Plymouth and Bishops Lydeard beat Bideford 4-2.

1 EASTERN – Sherborne Town’s 8-0 sinking of Swindon Supermarine was led by Jemma Tewkesbury’s five-goal haul, Frome Town pipped Forest Green Rovers 2-1 with a decider by substitute Enna-Maria Christmas, Laverstock & Ford drew 1-1 with Trowbridge Town.

1 NORTHERN – Weston Super Mare scored four against Downend and Flyers’ Danielle Cervaise-Brazier scored two 90th-minute consolation goals. Almondsbury saw off AEK Boco 3-0, Frampton Rangers posted a 3-1 result at Chipping Sodbury Town and there were 2-2 ties between Bristol Ladies Union and Weston Mendip, Cheltenham Town Development and Oldland Abbotonians.

1 WESTERN – Two 3-2 victories were dominated by hat-tricks; Feniton’s Stefanie Churchill-Matthews with three at Feniton, Alphington’s Helen Kukor doing likewise against Plymouth Argyle Reserves. Mollie Dring found the net five times in an 11-0 St Agnes thrashing of Exeter & Tedburn Rangers.

WEST MIDLANDS – Promoted Solihull United net dozen

Solihull United Ladies
Solihull United won their first ever West Midlands Premier Division match 12-0.

PREMIER – Solihull United netted a dozen against Knowle with five goals each for Hayley Wilford and Cat Harris, Stockingford AA Pavilion’s Mica-Marie Taylor  got all their goals in the 3-2 victory over Kidsgrove Athletic, while elsewhere it was; Coundon Court 1-4 Coventry Sphinx, Leek Town 5-1 Redditch United, Sutton Coldfield Town 1-1 Crusaders, Worcester City 2-1 Lye Town.

1 NORTH – There were big wins for Sandwell, (9-1 at Kewford Eagles) and Stoke City Development (7-2 against Solihull Sporting). Other results: Port Vale  2-4 AFC Telford United, Shifnal Town 2-2 Wyrley, Shrewsbury Town 3-0 Sutton Coldfield Town Royals.

1 SOUTH – Stourbridge scored eight at Kingfisher, Rugby Town began with a 5-2 result at Leamington Lions, Cookley Sports got the only goal at Droitwich Spa and Coventry City were held 1-1 by Sedgley & Gornal United.

25 August Regional League Round-Up