Regional League Roundup: Haringey Borough win 8-7

Haringey Borough come out on top 8-7 at Needham Market
Needham Market on the ball against Haringey Borough. (Photo: @NMFCWomen)

An extraordinary 15-goal thriller saw Haringey Borough come out on top 8-7 at Needham Market in the Eastern League.

EASTERN – Haringey win 8-7 away

Premier – An extraordinary 15-goal thriller saw Haringey Borough come out on top 8-7 at Needham Market, despite a five-goal haul for the hosts Molly Hall. Caitlen Star struck a hat-trick for the visitors, who went goal-difference ahead of their hosts and into fourth place. Kings Lynn Town held Luton Town 1-1 to end the leaders perfect start, AFC Sudbury leapfrogged Stevenage into second spot when defeating them 4-2 on their own patch.

1 North – Biggleswade United beat Fakenham Town 6-0 to stay top on goal-difference from AFC Dunstable, who matched that scoreline against Yaxley Phoenix aided by Mollie Knox’s treble. St Ives Town defeated third-placed Haverhill Rovers 2-1 to move within a point of them.

1 South – Barking dropped points for the first time, when Sophie Vale scored twice for visitors Wodson Park in a 3-3 draw. Hutton hit East Bergholt United 6-2 with five from Victoria Kinsman to go second, Lawford are third, after putting six past AFC Sudbury Reserves.

St Ives Town defeated Haverhill Rovers
St Ives Town defeated Haverhill Rovers. (Photo: Sean Doyle)

EAST MIDLANDS – Nottingham Trent University win on penalties

League Cup 2nd Rd – Arnold Eagles’ Elli Leathen grabbed an 85th-minute decider in a 3-2 win at Kettering Town, Oughtibridge WM eliminated Grimsby Town by the same scoreline. Anstey Nomads went through to the quarter-finals 5-1 at Dronfield Town, Northampton Town Devs knocked out Mansfield Town 3-1, Lincoln United sent Dunton & Broughton United to a 7-1 defeat, while Notts County had a walkover against Rotherham United.

League Plate 1st Rd – Thrapston Town substitute Megan Breakwell netted the winner for a 2-1 result at Peterborough United Devs, Nottingham Trent University beat Notts County Devs 3-0 on penalties after a deadlock at 1-1, Sleaford Town got the only goal at Grimsby Borough. West Bridgford’s 5-0 defeat of Lincoln United Devs featured a Christina Brewer treble, Loughborough Foxes Vixens had a walkover against Roade.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Worthing go top

Premier – Worthing replaced Millwall at the top when defeating Aylesford 3-1 as Chloe Winchester scored twice, Fulham are up to second following a 2-2 tie at fourth-placed Saltdean United where Georgia Heasman got their second equaliser.

1 North – Clapton took the leadership from Brentford with a 4-1 success at Leatherhead.

1 South – Welling United walloped Maidstone United 12-0 helped by Sarah White’s hat-trick, the visitors having Bonnie Long sent off.

League Trophy 1st Rd – Bromley’s Terri-Ann Warren hit a hat-trick off the bench but in vain, as they bowed out 5-3 at Whyteleafe, whose Rebecca Keyte and Abigail Woollvin bagged braces. Ashford United progressed 2-0 at Montpelier Villa, Newhaven 5-1 against Steyning Town.

NORTH EAST – Farsley Celtic Juniors win goalfest

Premier – Sunderland West End climbed to fourth with a 2-1 victory over second-in-the-table Wallsend BC.

1 North – Leaders Washington hit Hartlepool Pools Youth 8-2 with trebles from Jessica Cook and Hannah Dixon, Wallsend BC Reserves beat Hartlepool United 4-o to remain within a point of the top team. Spennymoor Town’s  Autumn Colledge got three goals in an 8-3 win at West Allotment Celtic, Bishop Auckland beat Guisborough Town 5-1.

1 South – Just two games produced 24 goals, Ripon City won 6-4 at Sheffield Wednesday with four from Chloe Bethell, Farsley Celtic Juniors defeated Sheffield United Foundation 1o-4 despite a hat-trick for the Blades’ Shannon Coughlan.

NORTH WEST – Salford lead despite draw

Premier – Salford City Lionesses went top despite being held 1-1 at home by Darwen, Curzon Ashton edged Cheadle Town Stingers 1-0 to jump above them into third, Tranmere Rovers gained ground when beating Blackburn CSC 3-1, while Crewe Alexandra put five past Mossley Hill Athletic.

1 North – Haslingden just held top spot with a 4-3 win at basement side Sir Tom Finney, Blackpool kept up the pressure as April Oldfield struck for a narrow 2-1 victory at Carlisle United. Morecambe stung Accrington Stanley 6-1 to join them on 16 points, Bolton Wanderers beat Penwortham Town 2-1 with the winner from sub Molly Kay, Penrith and Preston North End ended one apiece, Chorley Devs versus Workington Reds was goaless.

1 South – Subs scored to seal 2-1 wins for the top two, Sinead Nugent on target for Bury AFC against Poulton Vics Marcia Jones-Sacharewicz netting for Runcorn Linnets away to Hindley. There were 3-0 wins for BRNESC over Northwich Vixens and Altrincham at Wythenshawe Amateurs, Warrington Wolves downed Alder 4-1.

Runcorn Linnets won away to Hindley. (Photo:Neil Thornton

SOUTHERN – United win Abingdon derby 

Premier – Abingdon United won the derby at Abingdon Town 2-0 to extend their lead to seven points, Oxford City overcame Winchester City Flyers 4-0.

1 North – Woodley United’s Mollie Haines claimed three of their nine goals at Carterton, Long Crendon drew 3-3 with Eversley & California.

1 South – AFC Stoneham edged Woking 1-0 with a Sophie Lee goal to go ahead of them and into second.

SOUTH WEST – Sub secures Bristol Rovers victory

Premier – Forest Green Rovers remained top winning 2-0 at Poole Town, Bristol Rovers pipped Liskeard Athletic 3-2 with substitute Zoë Fielden-Stewart on target. Seven Torquay United players got one each against Ilminster Town, Millie Spratt got the only goal as Warminster Town won at Royal Wootton Bassett Town.

1 East – Weston-super-Mare got off the bottom at the expense of Weymouth, defeating them 2-0 with efforts by Ellie Burrows and Natasha Crew.

1 West – Activate have withdrawn from the league.

WEST MIDLANDS – Bewdley’s Lorriman-Parker comes off bench for winner

Premier – Lichfield City were 4-0 winners at Redditch United, Courtney Dilger’s first-half double added to twice by Saddiqa Shan after the interval.

1 South – Bewdley Town beat Worcester City Devs with a winner by sub Lauren Lorriman-Parker, Coventry Sphinx sank hosts Rugby Town 7-0, Sedgley & Gornal United drew 1-1 with Droitwich Spa.

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