Regional League Round-Up: St Ives Town clinch title

St Ives Town celebrations. (Gary Reed Photography)

St Ives Town secured the Eastern League Division 1 title, while elsewhere there was runners-up spots for Carlisle United, Hartlepool United and Saltdean United.

EASTERN – St Ives Division 1 champions

PREMIER – Acle United went third with a 5-2 victory over Peterborough Northern Star, substitute Grace Birchall hitting a hat-trick. Haringey Borough had a rare win 5-3 at AFC Sudbury, Colney Heath beat Bedford 2-1 away and Tayla Handscombe scored two of Harlow Town’s five goals at Brentwood Town.

ONE – Emily Smith’s effort saw St Ives Town edge Newmarket Town to finish top, ahead of Bowers & Pitsea who were 6-1 winners over Lawford. Hutton hit Stevenage Reserves for six with a treble from Vicky Kinsman, Histon and Hoddesdon Town Owls ended 2-2 and Hertford Town were 4-1 winners over Hatfield Peverel.

EAST MIDLANDS – Oughtibridge overcome leaders

PREMIER – Third-placed Oughtibridge WMSC downed leaders Leicester City WFC Development 5-1, Peterborough United also cut the gap as Hannah Pendred hit half their tally in a 6-2 result at Loughborough Students. Jody Scott struck four times as Woodlands won 7-3 against Kettering Town, Rise Park got both goals on the game with Leicester City Ladies.

1 NORTH – Boston United won 6-1 at Calverton Miners Welfare with the help of a Toni McHamilton treble to finish 18 points clear.

1 SOUTH – Oadby & Wigston moved within 3 points of leaders Northampton Town with seen different scorers in the 7-0 defeat of Corby Town. Notts County netted a 5-1 victory over Loughborough Foxes Vixens, Lutterworth Athletic and Thrapston Town drew 1-1.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Bromley and Palace cause cup upsets

JOHN GREENACRE MEMORIAL TROPHY S-F – Crystal Palace Development stung New London Lionesses 7-2 with three each from Aaliyeah Weise-Forbes and Iesha Swaby. Bromley pulled of a 3-1 success at Regents Park Rangers where Darcy Wells netted a double.
SUE SHARPLES MEMORIAL TROPHY S-F – Godalming Town needed penalties to get by Luton Town Hatters and now face Walton Casuals in the final.

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Ashford LFC were unable to take the runners-up spot from Saltdean United, as they went down 3-2 at home to Newhaven, for whom Chloe Winchester was twice on target.

NORTH EAST – Pools runners-up

South Shields v Hartlepool United. (Photo: Colin Lock)

PREMIER – Hartlepool United tied up second spot with a 5-3 scoreline at third-placed South Shields, Justine Robinson notching a hat-trick.

1 NORTH – Consett clinched third spot with a 7-2 win at Chester le Street Town St. Cuthberts, Nicole McEvoy netting three.

NORTH WEST – FC United set title target

PREMIER – Stockport County finished their fixtures on top of the table after a 3-0 result against Manchester Stingers but can still be caught by FC United of Manchester. They thrashed Sir Tom Finney 9-0 and will be champions on goal-difference if they win their three remaining games. Elsewhere, Fleetwood Town Wrens won 5-0 at Penrith to take fifth place.

1 NORTH – Carlisle United took the runners-up spot with a 4-0 win at Cammell Laird and a four-goal haul for Chelsea Norris, Morecambe Reserves beat Burscough Dynamo 4-1.

1 SOUTH – Northwich Vixens hit Stockport County Blues 6-1 and Wythenshawe Amateurs walloped City of Liverpool 10-2 in the basement battle.

SOUTHERN – Sensational Saints

PREMIER – Southampton FC Ladies completed a faultless campaign with all six goals at Oxford City, AFC Bournemouth netted nine at New Milton Town with four for Chloe Tape and three from Rebecca Miles.

SOUTH WEST – Callington clinch fourth

PREMIER – Callington Town edged Ilminster Town 3-2 to end in fourth spot, Eleri Griffiths, Kerri-Ann Moxom and Sam Veal their scorers.

1 WESTERN – Goals a-plenty at Pen Mill, their 7-4 scoreline against St Agnes including two from sub Anna Yesson.

WEST MIDLANDS – Leafield and Sutton Coldfield make final

PREMIER – Stockingford AA Pavilion beat Knowle 5-2 as they bid to finish sixth.

1 SOUTH – Solihull United dropped points for the first time and in their last game, held 1-1 at home by Sedgley and Gornal United.

LEAGUE CUP S-Fs – Leafield Athletic made the final with a 3-0 result against Redditch United, while Sutton Coldfield Town went thriugh 1-0 at Crusaders.

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