Regional Leagues leadership changes in reduced programme

Runcorn Linnets beat BRNESC 4-2
Runcorn Linnets beat BRNESC 4-2. (Photo: Neil Thornton)

The Regional Leagues witnessed a few thrillers and changes of leadership despite many postponements for the FA Cup.

EAST MIDLANDS 

1 South – Peterborough United Development came from 2-1 down at the break to win 3-2 at Dunton & Broughton United, Andreia Oliveira with the winner

NORTH EAST 

1 North – Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves remain top on goal-difference from their counterparts at Wallsend BC, after Isobel McEwen quickly replied to Samantha Deverdics’ 79th-minute goal for a 2-2 draw. Washington edged Hartlepool United 4-3 as Abigail Phipps netted an 87th-minute decider. All the goals arrived by half-time as Gateshead beat Spennymoor Town 3-2 with a quickfire Jessica Richardson double. Chester le Street United sank Guisborough Town 7-0, led by Holly Doogan’s first-half hat-trick

1 South – Barnsley FC Ladies ended the winning start of Handsworth, defeating them 5-3 to move within three points with a game in hand.

NORTH WEST 

1 North – Haslingden replaced Blackpool at the top when defeating Penwortham Town 3-2. Chorley Development are off the mark following a 2-1 success at Morecambe.

1 South – Runcorn Linnets beat BRNESC 4-2 to jump three places to second, Chelsea Gillies opened the scoring after 50 seconds and there was a brace from Mollie Bennett. Alder’s first points with an impressive 5-4 result over Poulton Vics, who began Sunday in second spot.

SOUTHERN 

1 South –  Selsey Development’s Georgina Starkey scored with eight minutes left for a 2-2 tie with Chichester City, which lifted the sides to third and fourth respectively.

SOUTH WEST 

1 North – St Vallier stormed into pole position on goal-difference, running out 10-1 winners at Weston Mendip where Sophie Woodward found the net three times.

1 West – Budleigh Salterton beat Bideford 4-1, as substitutes Kirsty Brown and Tahla Williams contributed a goal each.

WEST MIDLANDS 

1 North – Walsall Wood went top of the table with a 10-2 walloping of Wyrley, in which Leanne Johnson claimed a treble.

Port Vale are goal-difference behind the leaders, Macy Isherwood also with three as Darlaston Town were downed 5-1. Lichfield City Reserves’ Corinna Williams struck twice for a 3-2 victory at Tamworth.

1 South – Worcester City Development’s Alex-Marie Bond got two of their three unanswered goals at Westfields, Kingfisher came away from Rigby Borough 2-1 victors.

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