Regional League Round-Up: Leafield Athletic promoted to #FAWNL

Photo: @LeafieldAThleticLFC

Leafield Athletic won the West Midlands League and return to the fourth tier four years after being relegated, while there were also promotions for Ashford Town (Middx), Bury, Northampton Town and West Didsbury & Chorlton.

EASTERN – Ten-player Harlow frustrate Acle

PREMIER – Acle United missed the chance to go second, when despite a hat-trick by Grace Birchall they were held to a 4-4 draw at Harlow Town. Poppy Binding bagged a brace for the hosts, who had Charlie Orwell sent off. Wymondham Town won by the only goal of the game at Brentwood Town, Bedford rose to seventh and just behind Peterborough Northern Star, whom they beat 2-1.

ONE – Hutton held champions St Ives Town 1-1, Histon had a similar result against runners-up Bowers & Pitsea. Stevenage Reserves beat Hatfield Peverel 4-2 with a Emily Schofield treble to go third, King’s Lynn Town went fifth with a 4-0 win at Lawford.

EAST MIDLANDS – Cobblers clinch promotion to Premier

Northampton Town’s title-winning pile-up. (Photo: @PaulUk13)

PREMIER – Oughtibridge WMSC joined Leicester City WFC Development on 46 points after defeating Rise Park 5-2. Woodlands thrashed Leicester City Ladies 11-0, Katie Mayfield netting three times and Chloe Scott four.

1 SOUTH – Northampton Town took the title with a game to spare following a 7-0 victory at Thrapston Town. Notts County kept up hopes of finishing second with a 4-2 result against Lutterworth Athletic.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – LKFU fightback to win final

Photo: @DartfordLadies

LEAGUE CUP FINAL – London Kent Football United (Dartford Ladies) came from two down at the break to take league runners-up AFC Phoenix to extra-time before edging them 4-3.

GREATER LONDON – Ashley Cheatley scored twice as Ashford Town (Middlesex) beat Godalming Town 3-2 in the top of the table clash, thereby clinching the Premier Division crown and promotion to the London & South East League.

NORTH EAST – Shields net eight

PREMIER – South Shields ran out 8-1 winners at Wallsend BC.

1 NORTH – Boro Rangers had a walkover in their away fixture at Washington.

NORTH WEST – West Didsbury & Chorlton seal South title

Photo: @WDC_Women

PREMIER – FC United of Manchester won 2-0 at Fleetwood Town Wrens in midweek and followed that up with a 3-2 win on the road at Tranmere Rovers to sit three points behind leaders Stockport County with a final game in hand. All now appears to hinge on the outcome of United’s abandoned game at Merseyrail. Elsewhere, Penrith avoided the drop at the expense of Accrington whom they beat 1-0.

1 NORTH – Bury had already mathematically won the division but made quite sure with a 3-1 win over Workington Reds.

1 SOUTH – West Didsbury & Chorlton coasted to the title with a 14-0 scoreline against lowly City of Liverpool, to leave Liverpool Feds Reserves as runners-up. Northwich Vixens defeated Didsbury 8-1 to go sixth.

SOUTHERN – Warsash finish fifth

PREMIER – Barton Rovers Warsash Wasps took fifth spot with a narrow 2-1 win at basement side Barton Rovers, Megan Fox with both their goals.

SOUTH WEST – Portishead take sixth spot

PREMIER – Portishead got the only goal at Ilminster Town to end in sixth position.

1 WESTERN – St Agnes were awarded the match with Bude Town and thereby finished seventh in their first season at this level.

WEST MIDLANDS – Leafield win league but are second to Sutton in cup

PREMIER – Leafield Athletic won the league in midweek with a 1-0 victory at Goldenhill Wanderers, Lily Eustace with a second-half goal. Crusaders clinched third place with a narrow 2-1 score against winless Knowle.

LEAGUE CUP FINAL – Sutton Coldfield Town were runners-up to Leafield in the league but turned the tables with a late decider by Cheyanne Jarvis in the cup final.

1 NORTH CUP FINAL – Leek Town beat Shifnal Town 7-2 to make it a league and cup double, while also winning every game.

1 SOUTH CUP FINAL – Kidderminster Harriers captured the cup with a 3-1 success over Sedgley & Gornal United, Alex Nicklin sealing the win with a header after Sedgley pulled a goal back from a penalty.

Kidderminster Harriers with their divisional cup. (Photo: James Astle)