Regional Leagues: Accrington CFC and Millwall Lionesses go top

Millwall Lionesses went top of their table
Millwall Lionesses. (Photo: Michael Avery)

Accrington CFC and Millwall Lionesses each enjoyed three-goal margins of victory in going top of their respective Women’s Regional League divisions.

EASTERN – Cuthbert nets six for Newmarket

PREMIER – Peterborough Northern Star beat Bowers & Pitsea 3-1 with the help of a goal from substitute Jessica Driscoll, to go withon six points of leaders Harlow Town with a game still in hand. Haringey Borough banked only their second point with an impressive 1-1 tie with Wroxham, who themselves went third thanks to Kirstie Kindred coming off the bench to score.

1 NORTH – Kings Lynn Town leapfrogged East Bergholt United into second when putting six goals past them, Newmarket Town’s Annabel Cuthbert scored as many herself in the 8-0 thrashing of Gorleston and there was a goalless draw between AFC Sudbury and Histon.

1 SOUTH – Millwall Lionesses made top spot after a 4-1 defeat of third-placed Leigh Ramblers, Hannah Cheseman and Shannan Drewe with two each. Hoddesdon Town Owls replaced Wodson Park at the bottom, Christie Seakens with a brace to secure the visitors first points.

EAST MIDLANDS – Leach to the fore in Eagles’ derby victory

PREMIER – Peterborough United’s 4-2 win over Ollerton Town put them seven points clear, Northampton Town’s Francesca Partridge netted three in the 4-2 result at Rise Park and Leicester City Ladies ran out 6-2 victors at Kettering Town.

1 NORTH – Notts County Development cut Hykeham Town’s lead with a 5-1 defeat of Cleethorpes Town, Natasha Leach netted all Arnold Eagles’ goals in the 4-1 derby win over Arnold Town that saw them leapfrog their rivals into fifth spot. Worksop Town won 5-2 at Lincoln Moorlands-Railway in midweek, Ellie Chandler three times on target.

Peterborough United go 7 points clear
Peterborough United v Ollerton Town. (Photo: Andy Powell)

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Dartford on course for semi-finals

LEAGUE CUP – Dartford edged Whyteleafe 3-2 to go top of their group on goal-difference, Caitlin Hurst, Emily Read and Elizabeth Adams with one apiece. Dulwich Hamlet got off the mark at the third attempt with all three goals of the game at Fulham.

GREATER LONDON – Leyton Orient Development are two points off leaders New London Lionesses after just getting the better of third-placed Hackney 3-2, thanks largely to an Ella Meadowcroft double.

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Worthing made it eight wins on the trot when seeing off Phoenix Sports 3-0, Parkwood Rangers progressed two places to third with a 4-2 success against Newhaven.

NORTH EAST – Lumley win despite late Norton fightback

1 NORTH – Lumley overtook hosts Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves with a 3-2 result that put them level on points with second-placed Boro Rangers. Substitute Holly Doogan got the crucial third goal 11 minutes from time, after which Norton pulled two back.

NORTH WEST – Crewe hold FC United

PREMIER – Crewe Alexandra became only the second side to deny FC United of Manchester maximum points in a 2-2 tie, which allowed Tranmere Rovers to go five points in front with a narrow win over Merseyrail. Wigan Athletic’s 2-0 defeat of Mossley Hill Athletic pushed them up two places to seventh.

1 NORTH – Accrington CFC replaced Penrith in first position after sending Blackpool to a 3-0 reverse, Workington Reds matched that scoreline against Carlisle United as Hayley Bracken bagged a quick brace in the second half.

Accrington CFC go top
Photo: Accington Community FC

1 SOUTH – Curzon Ashton are seven points behind top team Salford City Lionesses with three games in hand after their 3-1 victory at Northwich Vixens, while West Kirby were held 1-1 by Liverpool Feds Reserves.

SOUTHERN – Both Abingdon sides go second

PREMIER – Abingdon United overtook Oxford City whom they defeated 3-1 in going second, Ascot United are right on fifth-placed Newbury’s heels after downing them 5-3 with the help of a Nicole Brown treble.

ONE – Abingdon Town are just a point off leaders Abbey Rangers after a 3-0 success at Alton. AFC Bournemouth Development put five past New Milton Town and Helen Corbin accounted for four of them.

SOUTH WEST – Sherborne right on Spitfires tails

PREMIER – The bottom four played among each other, Bideford ending 1-1 with Marine Academy Plymouth, Torquay United avoiding defeat for the first time in a goalless game with Middlezoy.

1 NORTHERN – Weston Super Mare went down 3-2 at home to AEK Boco, for whom Eloise Nicholas struck twice.

1 EASTERN – Sherborne Town went above Frome Town when beating them 4-0 but fell short of unseating top side Swindon Spitfires by just a couple of goals.

1 WESTERN – Plympton pulled off a 4-2 win at second-placed Feniton where Lucy Atkinson found the net three times.

WEST MIDLANDS – All games rained off

All Regional Leagues are now on their festive break and resume playing after new year.

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