Regional Leagues: Four in a row for Dartford, Real Bedford and Wythenshawe

Saltdean United won 4-0 at Enfield Town
Saltdean United won 4-0 at Enfield Town. (Photo: @MikeyTheTowner)

Dartford, Real Bedford and Wythenshawe all recorded fourth straight wins in the Regional Leagues on Sunday 10 September.

EASTERN – Four straight wins for Bedford

Premier – Real Bedford made it four wins from four with a 4-2 result at Wroxham, where their Francesca Partridge got a double. Haringey Borough hit hosts Stevenage 6-2, Luton Town netted five at Needham Market, Royston Town put eight past Kings Lynn Town. St Albans City’s first win came 2-1 at AFC Dunstable, Elsbeth Cunningham on target five minutes after coming off the bench. Bowers & Pitsea’s Millie Isherwood bagged a brace for a 2-2 tie at Barking.

1 North –  Biggleswade United Reds got off the mark with a 5-1 defeat of Stevenage Development.

1 South –  Wodson Park went a point clear at the top, as Hutton left with their first point of the season.

EAST MIDLANDS – Gilliatt gets six for Lincoln

Premier – Lincoln United are the only side left with a 100% record after just two games, after they thrashed Long Eaton United 12-0 as Ellie Gilliatt accounted for half that total. Dunton & Broughton United defeated Ilkeston Town by the odd goal in five, Grimsby Town’s Eden Pedersen scored the sole goal to see off Mansfield Town, while it finished 2-2 between Basford United and Anstey Nomads, likewise Chesterfield Ladies and Rotherham United.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Dartford and Saltdean continue winning starts

Premier – Dartford extended their perfect start to four games with a 2-1 victory at Millwall Lionesses, Saltdean United ran out 4-0 winners at Enfield Town to move onto maximum points from three matches. Dulwich Hamlet defeated Ashford United 2-0 in front of the division’s best crowd of the day (225), Fulham beat Ebbsfleet United 4-2. A Darcy Wells double gave Sutton United a 2-1 result at Aylesford, Olivia Watson also got a couple as Dorking Wanderers won 3-1 at Crawley AFC.

1 North –  Actonians Reserves pipped Richmond Park 3-2 as substitute Rosie Hay hit a quick brace and Kate Stevens the decider. Dulwich Hamlet Reserves defeated Denham United with an Elisabeth Heyndrickx effort, Sport London E Benfica were held 2-2 at home by Whyteleafe

1 South – Welling United sub Carly Gray netted a treble during a 4-1 win at Hassocks, Dartford Reserves had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to Bognor Regis Town.

NORTH EAST – Spennymoor stun Hull at the death

Premier – Spennymoor Town’s 3-2 success over Hull United featured a dramatic stoppage-time double by Alice Welch-Davison, Wakefield won 2-1 against Harrogate Town with Rachael White on target twice. South Shields scored five at Redcar Town, as did Alnwick Town against Bradford City and Sunderland West End in a 5-1 scoreline with Hartlepool United, while Wallsend BC’s match with Barnsley FC was abandoned due to the stormy weather.

1 North –  Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves beat their counterparts from Wallsend BC 3-1, Sunderland U-23s had a walkover against Blyth Town.

1 South –  Chesterfield FC’s Chloe Foster got four in their 5-1 win at Sheffield United Foundation, Abby Watkinson a hat-trick in Millmoor’s 5-2 overcoming of Ossett United.

NORTH WEST – McCarthy’s late hat-trick decisive for Wrens Reserves

Premier – Leaders Tranmere Rovers edged Fleetwood Town Wrens 2-1, West Didsbury & Chorlton beat Salford City 3-1 aided by two from Catherine Thompson,  Darwen’s one goal was enough to defeat Crewe Alexandra. Blackburn CSC beat Bury 3-2 as Hayley Wilford hit a late double, Curzon Ashton sent Blackpool home beaten 3-0.

1 North – Fleetwood Town Wrens Reserves came from two down in a seven-goal thriller with Haslingden, Emily McCarthy hitting a 20-minute treble late on. Workington Reds’ 2-1 win over Morecambe was down to a Hayley Bracken brace and watched by 150 fans, Penrith had a similar result against Accrington Stanley with two goals for Abbie Forster.

1 South –  Wythenshawe still have a 100% record after four games after putting ten past Warrington Wolves, helped by Chelsea Flanagan’s hat-trick. Hindley hit Northwich Vixens 6-1, Runcorn Linnets scored four to Ellesmere Port Town’s three.

Runcorn Linnets edged Ellesmere Port Town 4-3.
Runcorn Linnets edged Ellesmere Port Town 4-3. (Photo: Neil Thornton)

SOUTHERN – Bell-Jack bags Eastleigh winner

Premier – Bournemouth Sports got both goals of the game at Winchester City Flyers, Warminster Town lost at home to an effort by Eastleigh’s Sheree Bell-Jack. Woodley United beat Badshot Lea 2-1, Oxford City’s Bethany Chapman grabbed an 87th-minute leveller to force a 2-2 draw at Wycombe Wanderers.

1 North – Beaconsfield Town struck three second-half goals to overcome Wycombe Wanderers U-23s 3-2, Kidlington took the points 4-2 versus Chesham United Devs, Long Crendon were 4-1 winners over Eversley & California, while it was one apiece between Ascot United Reserves and Abingdon United Devs.

1 South – Bournemouth Sports Reserves came out on top at Rushmoor 6-4 led by a first-half treble from Emma Acott, AFC Stoneham collected a 6-1 win at Eastleigh Reserves.

SOUTH WEST – Feniton let two-goal lead slip after red card

Premier – There were away wins for Sherborne Town (5-3 at Bishops Lydeard) and Liskeard Athletic (4-1 at AFC St Austell), no such good fortune for  Larkhall Athletic though, beaten 8-0 at Bristol Rovers whose Scarlett Mills got four. Forest Green Rovers hit Frampton Rangers 6-1, Pucklechurch Sports posted a 5-2 result over Marine Academy Plymouth.

1 North –  Bitton beat Bristol Rovers Devs 2-0, Weston Super Mare were held 2-2 at home by AEK Boco, for whom Lucy Atkinson found the net twice.

1 West – Helston Athletic came from two down to draw 2-2 at Feniton with two goals from Bethany Prouse. Megan Williams got both for the hosts but was also shown two yellow cards.

WEST MIDLANDS – Drinkhall double wins it for Brewers

Premier – Burton Albion’s Millie Drinkhall netted a double for a 3-1 victory at Solihull Sporting, Coundon Court were held 3-3 at home by Worcester City. There were clear wins as Knowle beat Crusaders 5-4, Lye Town tucked away four goals past Lichfield City and Shifnal Town sent Coventry Sphinx to a 3-0 reverse, while Kidderminster Harriers v Shrewsbury Town was abandoned following a serious injury.

Kidderminster Harriers v Shrewsbury Town abandoned
Kidderminster Harriers v Shrewsbury Town. (Photo:

1 North –  Newcastle Town struck four times in the lasty 17 minutes off the 90 to win 4-1 at Coventrians, Tegan Ansell and Katie Ball with two each. Tamworth left Leek Town Reserves as 5-1 winners, Lichfield City Reserves defeated Darlaston Town 8-1.

1 South –  Alvechurch had to share the points with visitors Worcester City Development, six goals scored between them.

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