Regional League Round-Up: Liverpool Feds Reserves go top for Christmas

Liverpool Feds Reserves stormed to the top of North West League Division 1 South. (Photo: @LiverpoolFeds)

There was just one change at the top of the Regional League divisions ahead of the festive break, as Liverpool Feds Reserves set themselves up for a happy Christmas with an 11-0 win.

EASTERN – Red card signals end to Cambridge City’s perfect run

PREMIER – Acle United’s Grace Birchall bagged a brace as they won 5-0 at AFC Sudbury to go 3 points clear at the top. Cambridge City lost their 100% record and Laura Mills to a second caution as they shared 8 goals with fourth-placed Royston Town. Wymondham Town won 3-1 over Brentwood Town to leapfrog them into fifth.

ONE – Sophie Dowman hit a hat-trick as leaders Bowers & Pitsea put five past Bishops Stortford. Unbeaten St Ives Town went second with a 2-1 victory at Newmarket Town, as Stevenage Reserves drew 2-2 at Hoddesdon Town Owls.

EAST MIDLANDS – Foxes make formidable start

PREMIER – It is now 9 straight wins for Leicester City WFC Development and their 4-1 result at Woodlands saw them score all their goals in the first 18 minutes! Ollerton Town’s 3-0 defeat of Leicester City Ladies lifted them to fourth, as Loughborough Students lost 2-0 at home to Rise Park.

1 NORTH – Boston United lead by 5 points following a 3-2 result against Hykeham Town, Tracey Duxbury-Mead getting her second goal in stoppage-time.

1 SOUTH – Notts County climbed to third with a 2-1 score at Thrapston Town.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – AFC Phoenix first to foil leaders

The debrief after victory away to league leaders. (Photo: @AFCPhoenix)

PREMIER – AFC Phoenix are fourth after becoming the first to take points off top side Kent Football United with a 2-1 success on the road with a Rebecca May double. Whyteleafe missed the chance to take over first place when defeated by a 9th-minute Melanie Hall effort at QPR Girls Development. Fulham’s first win came 3-0 against Eastbourne Town and London Kent Football United rescued a point at home to Parkwood Rangers in a 1-1 draw.

GREATER LONDON PREMIER – New London Lionesses leapfrogged Godalming Town into second when sending them to a first defeat with a 4-1 scoreline.

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Ashford edged struggling Meridian in a seven-goal thriller to move within three points of leaders Crawley Wasps Reserves, who had to settle for a goalless draw at Phoenix Sports, while Worthing were 2-0 winners over Eastbourne LFC.

NORTH EAST – Farsley fightback

PREMIER – Farsley Celtic returned from Wallsend BC 2-1 victors having conceded first. Rachel White swiftly levelled and then set up for Shirley Murphy’s winner on half time.

1 NORTH – Chester le Street Town St.Cuthberts pulled off a 2-1 win away at fifth-placed Alnwick Town. Lauren Henderson and Lauren Driver got their goals but Amy Lawson suffered a bad injury to her collarbone.

NORTH WEST – Eleven-goal Liverpool Feds go top

PREMIER – Tranmere Rovers extended their lead with both goals in the game against Penrith, Wigan Athletic went level on points with Mossley Hill in third whom they beat 2-1 away, while Merseyrail hit Accrington 6-1.

1 NORTH – Basement side Burscough Dynamo finished all square at 2-2 at home to Workington Reds.

1 SOUTH – Liverpool Feds Reserves stormed to the top of the table with an 11-0 thrashing of lowly Wythenshawe Amateurs. Altrincham might have ended the day in pole position but they slipped up 1-0 at Didsbury, while Chester and Curzon Ashton tied their mid-table meeting 1-1.

SOUTHERN – Saints take second from Cherries

Photo: Southampton FC Ladies

PREMIER – Oxford City kept the leadership in a 5-1 defeat of Newbury that saw Lauren May net three times and Leah McConnell twice. Southampton FC Ladies took second place from AFC Bournemouth with a 3-1 result over The Cherries.

ONE – Moneyfields stayed top with a 6-1 success at Eastleigh where Kimberley Whitcombe accounted for half their tally, second-placed Wycombe Wanderers ran out 5-0 winners at Wargrave with Chante Inniss claiming a treble.

SOUTH WEST – Marine go down at Keynsham 

PREMIER – Keynsham Town Development inflicted Marine Academy Plymouth’s first loss by 3-2 to go 7 points clear. Exeter City replaced Bishops Lydeard in second with a 5-2 victory over them, Abbie Britton and Sophie Gillies with two apiece. Callington Town crushed hosts Downend Flyers 14-0 and Forest Green Rovers versus Portishead was abandoned with the latter 3-0 up.

1 EASTERN – Lisa Coe got a couple as Wootton Bassett Town won 5-0 at Laverstock & Ford to go clear at the top, as Frampton Rangers rose to second with a Madeleine Brown hat-trick in the 4-2 beating of AEK Boco. Almondsbury jumped three places to sixth with all eight goals at FC Chippenham.

Photo: Weston Mendip LFC

1 WESTERN – Five games produced 40 goals, including Weston Mendip’s 7-4 success at Bude Town and leaders Plymouth Argyle Reserves seeing off Pen Mill 6-3, as Tamsin Medd-Gill came off the bench to net twice for the Pilgrims. There were five different scorers for second-placed Bideford at Weston Super Mare, Plympton’s Shannon Workman got three in the 7-1 score over Feniton and St Agnes gained only their second win at this level with a 5-2 victory in the basement battle with Exeter & Tedburn Rangers.

WEST MIDLANDS – Spa beat Sporting

1 SOUTH – Droitwich Spa’s 2-0 defeat of Solihull Sporting put them fourth. Stourbridge were 5-0 winners at  Coventry City where Amy Botfish found the net three times.