Regional Leagues: Rotherham United Women and Newbury new leaders

East Midlands League leaders, Rotherham United
Rotherham United went top of the East Midlands League Premier Division. (Photo: @RUWFC_Official)

Newbury and Rotherham United went top of their respective Regional League Premier Divisons on 6 October.

EASTERN – Kinsman hits six for Hutton

PREMIER – Colney Heath went third with a 3-1 win over Wymondham Town, St Ives Town drew 1-1 with Bedford who had Mathilda Fidler red-carded and Haringey Borough shared eight goals with AFC Dunstable as they both got off the mark.

1 NORTH – Leaders Cambridge City Development made it four straight wins with a Isabella Simmons brace against Histon.

1 SOUTH – Hutton hit top spot with a 10-1 thrashing of Hoddesdon Town Owls as Vicky Kinsman claimed a double hat-trick, Millwall Lionesses won 6-1 over Wodson Park.

EAST MIDLANDS – Millers make summit

PREMIER – Rotherham United went top on goal-difference after a 5-3 result at Ollerton Town, Oughtibridge WM are up to second after sending Loughborough Students to a 5-1 defeat.

1 NORTH – Hykeham Town won the goal-fest with Worksop Town, Amie Barnes-Ford getting three goals in a 7-4 scoreline that put her side top on goal-difference. Lincoln Moorlands-Railway saw off Sleaford Town with a quickfire Jade Barker double to register their first points.

1 SOUTH – Beaumont Park are new leaders after winning by the odd goal in three at Loughborough Foxes Vixens, Oadby & Wigston are third following a 3-1 result at Lutterworth Athletic and Thrapston Town have first points on the board after a single-goal success over Corby Town.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Eight-goal Hackney and Lewes U-18s both head tables

Lewes U-18s won under a rainbow
Eight goals and a rainbow for Lewes Foundation Squad. (Photo:

PREMIER – A 1-1 draw at Ashford Town (Middlesex) was enough to lift Dulwich Hamlet into second, Kara Howes’ first-minute goal set up Denham United for a 4-0 defeat of Aylesford and a Danielle Parfitt effort saw Eastbourne Town edge Whyteleafe.

GREATER LONDON – Hackney took pole position with an 8-1 defeat of Godalming Town, Leyton Orient Development’s 4-1 result at Spurs 3rds put them third, while Sutton United pipped Clapham United with a Darcy Wells goal and Watford Development ran out 9-2 victors in the basement battle with Victoire.

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Lewes Foundation became new leaders after netting all eight goals at Crawley Wasps DS, a Zoe Evans effort for Parkwood Rangers against Hassocks but her team second, while Herne Bay bagged their opening points 4-0 at Eastbourne United.

NORTH EAST – Owls on top

1 NORTH – Boro Rangers have opened up a four-point lead with a 3-0 win at Consett, where Alys Beadle got all the goals.

1 SOUTH – Sheffield Wednesday’s Jessica Morrison got both goals at Altofts to put the Owls top, Bridlington Rovers hit Harrogate Railway 8-0 with Amy Ward contributing three times as her side went second.

NORTH WEST – Manchester sting Rovers

PREMIER – Manchester Stingers moved second after downing leaders Tranmere Rovers 1-0, while Wigan Athletic and Sir Tom Finney picked up a first point each in a 2-2 tie.

1 NORTH – The top two clash saw Penrith lose their 100% record in a 2-2 draw at home to Preston North End, allowing Accrington Sports to go second with a 6-1 victory at Leigh RMI.

1 SOUTH – Curzon Ashton jumped from third to first with a 3-0 defeat of Chester, Salford City Lionesses’ 6-1 win over West Kirby placed them third and Wythenshawe Amateurs secured a first point in sharing six goals at Liverpool Feds Reserves.

SOUTHERN – Newbury new leaders

PREMIER – Newbury came from behind to beat Woodley United 3-1 and go top, Molly Baker’s leveller added to by Tracey Beales and substitute Gabriely Tavares da Silva. Warsash Wasps banked a first point from a 3-3 draw with Oxford City.

ONE – Eastleigh’s 2-0 result against Southampton Women’s Reserves left them four points clear and there were wins for the bottom two as Nicole Moore’s late double sealed a 3-0 success for Alton over New Milton Town and Tilehurst Panthers pipped Bournemouth Sports 3-2. All the goals came in the last 10 minutes as AFC Bournemouth Development went down 2-1 at home to their counterparts from Wycombe Wanderers, for whom Rachel Southby struck the decider.

SOUTH WEST – Ilminster call a halt to Callington run

PREMIER – Callington Town’s perfect start was brought to an abrupt end in a 4-0 defeat at second-placed Ilminster Town. Elsewhere, Keynsham Town Development took the points 2-1 against Bishops Lydeard.

1 EASTERN – Swindon Spitfires are second after sending Forest Green Rovers to a 7-2 defeat, Laverstock & Ford returned from Pen Mill 3-2 victors and Swindon Supermarine beat Trowbridge Town 4-1.

1 NORTHERN – Frampton Rangers stayed first as Saffron Degg netted all three goals in the win over Weston Mendip, Sophie Cooper got all four for second-placed Almondsbury at Chipping Sodbury Town. Oldland Abbotonians’ 10-1 rout of Weston Super Mare included hat-tricks by Beth Dale and Chloe Tape, Cheltenham Town Development defeated Bristol Ladies Union 4-2. The bottom of the table clash ended badly for Downend Flyers, not only beaten 5-2 at home by AEK Boco but suffering several serious injuries too.

1 WESTERN – Feniton’s 8-0 result at Exeter & Tedburn Rangers moved them clear at the top, Alphington are level on points with Plympton in second after defeating them 3-0, while Plymouth Argyle Reserves had eight different scorers in a 10-2 victory at Bude Town.

WEST MIDLANDS – Kiddy leapfrog Cookley

PREMIER – Coundon Court won 6-2 over Worcester City as Claudia Latchford netted three times, Lye Town ran out 5-0 winners at Knowle.

1 NORTH – Sandwell have a three-point advantage after the leaders beat Kewford Eagles 8-0, featuring a 25-minute treble by Rachel Green. Solihull Sporting are just goal-difference off second after a 4-1 win over Wyrley and Shrewsbury Town overcame an early deficit to defeat Port Vale 2-1.

1 SOUTH – Kidderminster Harriers climbed above Cookley Sports into second by beating them 3-1, Kingfisher had a narrow 1-0 result against Droitwich Spa and Coventry City sent hosts Sedgley & Gornal United to a 4-0 reverse.

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