Regional Leagues Round-Up: AFC Sudbury promoted to FA WNL

AFC Sudbury won the Eastern League Premier Division.
AFC Sudbury won the Eastern League Premier Division. (Photo: Sean Doyle)

AFC Sudbury won promotion to the FA Women’s National League for the first time, while Frampton Rangers are going up to the South West Premier.

EASTERN – Sudbury seal title 

Premier – Wednesday saw Needham Market win 2-0 at Royston Town and Wroxham victorious 4-1 away to Kings Lynn Town. AFC Sudbury got all five goals at Kings Lynn in taking the title ahead of Luton Town, who won 3-0 at Bowers & Pitsea. Wroxham’s Hannah Waters scored all three goals off the game with Royston Town. Luton play Bedford at Barton Rovers FC this Wednesday.

1 North – Biggleswade United finished runners-up when thrashing Yaxley Phoenix 16-1, Tashai Simms leading the way with a double hat-trick. St Ives Town defeated Newmarket Town 5-3 helped by Annie Posnett’s treble as they ended third.

EAST MIDLANDS – Mansfield finish fourth 

Premier – Fixtures were finished on Thursday when Lincoln United defeated Anstey Nomads 4-1 aided by Ellie Gilliatt’s hat-trick, the result meaning Mansfield Town held onto fourth place.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Dorking and Welling go top 

Premier – Worthing hit Sutton United for six to continue chasing down leaders Ebbsfleet United, ahead of welcoming Saltdean United on Wednesday. Millwall Lionesses can still catch fourth-placed Dulwich Hamlet after edging them 2-1, AFC Acorns stayed up with a 2-0 victory that relegated hosts Aylesford. Dartford v Saltdean was abandoned due to a serious injury early in the second half, with the away side 2-0 up.

1 North – Dorking Wanderers went top on Tuesday with a 2-0 win at Leatherhead, which relegated their hosts. Dorking lead Brentford by one point going into the last games, following their 3-1 result at Watford Development watched by 200 and the Bees 2-1 win at Whyteleafe. The double header between Richmond Park and Dulwich Hamlet Reserves brought 2-1 wins for both.

1 South – Welling United took top spot from title-favourites Ashford United when ending their fixtures with a 2-1 victory over them. Hastings United host Bexhill United on Wednesday and will lead the table if they win.

NORTH EAST – Third-place finishes for Handsworth and Norton 

Premier – Redcar Town were 4-1 winners over Wallsend BC, with Mary Corbyn netting three times.

1 North – Wallsend BC Reserves beat Bishop Auckland 5-0 on Thursday with Chloe Adam claiming a hat-trick, while Gateshead were 4-1 winners at West Allotment Celtic. Wallsend then edged Hartlepool Pools Youth 3-2, with substitute Francesca Brown getting the decider. Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves finished fourth with a 6-4 score at West Allotment, who end in the relegation places.

1 South –  On Thursday, Altofts hit Sheffield United Foundation 6-1 aided by Nicola Smith’s first-half treble, Ossett United won 2-1 at York RI, who also lost 2-1 at home to Altofts on Sunday. Handsworth took third place with a 6-3 result over Farsley Celtic Juniors.

SOUTH WEST – Frampton Rangers promoted

Frampton Rangers South West Northern Div Champions
Photo: @FcFrampton

Premier – Seventh-placed Warminster Town ended goal-difference ahead of Ilminster Town with a 2-0 defeat of Royal Wootton Bassett Town, Ilminster 3-1 victors against Liskeard Athletic.

1 North – Frampton Rangers drew 1-1 at Downend Flyers to take the title a point ahead of three teams; St Vallier, Oldland Abbotonians and SGS Olveston United.

WEST MIDLANDS – Kidderminster clinch second

Premier – Kidderminster Harriers clinched runners-up with a 3-1 win at Redditch United, Shrewsbury Town third after defeating Lye Town 4-2. Crusaders substitute Jodie Lewis struk to beat Burton Albion 2-1, Coundon Court were pegged back in a 1-1 draw with Lichfield City.

1 North – Shifnal Town got the only goal of the game with Port Vale, AFC Telford United sank Walsall FC 7-0 with seven different scorers, Tamworth put 13 past Wyrley with five from Catherine Harris. Walsall Wood welcome Walsall FC to Oak Park on Wednesday.

1 South – Bewdley Town won 3-0 at Worcester City Development in midweek, Long Itchington defeated Knowle 3-2 on Sunday.

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