Regional Leagues Round-up: Bristol Rovers Women back on top

Kidderminster Harriers were held 0-0 at Burton Albion
Burton Albion held West Midland title-chasers Kidderminster Harriers 0-0. (Photo:

Bristol Rovers retook the South West League top spot with Torquay United also leapfrogging former leaders Forest Green Rovers.

EASTERN – AFC Sudbury edge nine-goal cup thriller 

Premier – The only fixture was in midweek when Royston Town drew 2-2 with Bedford and suffered two serious injuries, as Becky Charter sustained a broken collarbone and Amy Cooper an ACL tear.

League Cup 3rd Rd – AFC Sudbury edged Haringey Borough 5-4 with a double from sub Jessica Allen, Royston Town went through 4-2 after extra-time at Wroxham, Needham Market’s Lina Nagib hit a hat-trick during a 7-2 victory at Fakenham Town. Luton met Bedford again with the Hatters 4-0 winners, other quarter-finalists decided thus; Barking 1-4 Stevenage, East Bergholt United 1-6 Bowers & Pitsea, Kings Lynn Town 3-0 Billericay Town Devs.

League Plate 1st Rd Hutton made the last eight 4-3 over Wootton Blue Cross after extra-time, Victoria Kinsman with a treble and substitute Lucy Critchell also netting. Lawford beat Biggleswade United 3-2 thanks to a Jade Heath decider, St Ives Town eliminated Cheshunt 5-3 with three from Annie Posnett, elsewhere it ended AFC Dunstable 2-0 Grays Athletic, Haverhill Rovers 2-7 Wodson Park.

Haverhill Rovers 2-7 Wodson Park.
Wodson Park and Haverhill Rovers battle for the ball. (Photo: Sean Doyle)

EAST MIDLANDS – Magpies defeat Eagles at the death

Premier – Leaders Notts County needed Katie Platts’ 90th-minute goal to win at basement team Arnold Eagles, Gina Camfield gave Chesterfield victory over Lincoln United who had Amy Hood red-carded after 76 minutes. Anstey Nomads sent Oughtibridge WM to a 7-1 defeat, Mansfield Town got the sole goal at Basford United, ahead of hosting Chesterfield at the One Call Stadium on Wednesday 2 March.

1 Central – Nottingham Trent University’s Bailey Sipos got three goals in their 7-2 result at Asfordby Amateurs that put them top, West Bridgford held Ilkeston Town 1-1 with substitute Grace Bradford scoring,

1 North – Grimsby Town’s Danielle Brighton netted on 91 minutes, before Olivia Leslie earned hosts Gainsborough Trinity a 3-3 draw in the meeting of the top two. Grimsby Borough beat SJR Worksop with Izzy Ward’s goal despite the dismissal of substitute Amelia Hollis, Lincoln United Devs won with April Hallam’s double at Sleaford Town.

1 South – Northampton Town Devs won 4-1 at Loughborough Foxes Vixens with a Charlotte Murphy treble, Dunton & Broughton United got all three goals at Leicester City LFC, Peterborough United Devs defeated Kettering Town 2-0.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Five-goal Dartford stun Fulham 

Premier – Worthing dropped points for only the second time in a 2-2 tie at Millwall Lionesses, Dartford stunned Fulham when defeating them 5-0 at home. Dulwich Hamlet’s 2-2 draw with Saltdean United was attended by 318, Aylesford’s first point came in a 3-3 draw with AFC Acorns. Ebbsfleet United netted eight against New London Lionesses, Sutton United put five past Enfield Town.

1 North – Brentford won 2-0 at leaders Clapton in front of 282, Dorking Wanderers sank Dulwich Hamlet Reserves 7-1 led by a Cherelle Khassel hat-trick. Sport London E Benfica had Jennifer Cabrera Arroyo sent off during a 1-1 draw with Leatherhead, Denham United beat hosts Hackney 1-0.

1 South – Bromley became the second team to deny leaders Hastings United victory in a 2-2 tie, Herne Bay took the points 2-0 at Eastbourne United, Ashford United 1-0 at Newhaven. Maidstone United’s Grace Mayhead bagged a brace in beating Cray Valley 3-1, Welling United ran out 9-1 winners at Montpelier Villa.

NORTH EAST – Farsley win 15-4 

Premier – First versus second saw Chester le Street Town edge South Shields 3-2, Wakefield won 5-1 at Harrogate Town, Sunderland West End went one better against Redcar Town.

1 North – Wallsend BC Reserves went top with a 6-1 score at Chester le Street United where there was a Millie McKenna hat-trick. Hartlepool United won 2-1 at Thornaby, Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves put for past Hartlepool Pools Youth.

1 South – Fifty goals in just six games featured an extraordinary 15-4 scoreline for Farsley Celtic JFC over Ripon City, Shauna Hill with eight of them. Ossett United won 9-3 at Harworth Colliery where Debbie Hastings got five, Handsworth hit Sheffield Wednesday 8-2. More modestly, Barnsley FC Ladies beat Millmoor 3-2 away-with a Louisa Barraclough double, Altofts defeated York RI with both by Natalie Deandoule, Bradford Park Avenue were held 1-1 by Sheffield United Foundation, whose sub Dawn Underwood equalised.

NORTH WEST – Henry hat-trick secures Bury win

Premier – Fleetwood Town Wrens went fifth with a 4-1 victory at Mossley Hill Athletic.

1 North – Accrington Stanley are third after thrashing Sir Tom Finney 9-0, Carlisle United catching up Morecambe following a 2-0 victory over them.

1 South – Bury AFC’s Rachel Henry hit all three as they won 3-2 at Chester, Hindley beat BRNESC 5-2 with three from Grace Flinn, Northwich Vixens 2-1 victors at Alder.

Argyle Sports Kit Cup Q-F – Curzon Ashton went through 4-0 at Penrith, Cheadle Town Stingers eliminated Crewe Alexandra 3-0, Salford City Lionesses walloped Warrington Wolves 10-1.

Argyle Sports Kit Plate Q-F – Darwen progressed 6-1 at Penwortham Town, Blackpool 5-0 over Workington Reds, FC United of Manchester 3-0 against Preston North End, Tranmere Rovers 7-0 past Wythenshawe Amateurs

SOUTHERN – Champions pip Oxford City on penalties

Premier – Bournemouth Sports beat Abingdon Town 2-1, Wycombe Wanderers won 3-0 over Winchester City Flyers.

1 North – Long Crendon’s Eleanor Lovelock scored three as Carterton were defeated 4-1, Eversley & California had a 3-1 result over Kidlington.

1 South – Abbey Rangers defeated second-placed AFC Stoneham with an Issy Saunders effort.

Abbey Rangers v AFC Stoneham
AFC Stoneham’s Chloe Marshall and Abbey Rangers scorer Issy Saunders. (Photo:

Chairman’s Cup 1st Rd – League champions Abingdon United needed penalties to get by Oxford City 5-4, following a deadlock at one apiece.

SOUTH WEST – Bristol Rovers back in pole position 

Premier – Bristol Rovers beat Bishops Lydeard 6-1 away with Georgia Vandries on target three times to go top, Torquay United also leapfrogged Forest Green Rovers after defeating them 3-0. Liskeard Athletic returned from Royal Wootton Bassett Town with a 3-2 result, Sherborne Town’s Becky Narramore put away the one goal at Warminster Town, Ilminster Town downed Poole Town 3-1.

1 East – Pucklechurch Sports’ Adele Hooper got five of their seven at Stockwood Wanderers, AEK Boco had a similar scoreline at Middlezoy where Ilarna Nche had a four-goal haul, while Paulton Rovers won 3-1 over Weymouth.

1 North – Oldland Abbotonians lead the table after winning 3-1 at SGS Olveston United, St Vallier second following a 2-0 result at Downend Flyers.

1 West – Marine Academy Plymouth hit Saltash United 6-1 in a top-two clash, Bideford held Sticker 1-1 with a Ruby Clark goal, Feniton narrowly beat Budleigh Salterton 2-1.

WEST MIDLANDS – Burton hold Harriers

Premier – Sutton Coldfield Town opened up a three-point lead with a 3-1 win at Solihull Sporting, while Kidderminster Harriers were held 0-0 at Burton Albion. Shrewsbury Town won 3-0 at Redditch United, Lye Town 2-1 away to Coundon Court, while Crusaders’ Rachael Dyson got the single goal at Worcester City.

1 North – Walsall Wood cut Shifnal Town’s advantage with a 2-0 away win against the leaders, AFC Telford United overcame City of Stoke 5-2, Lichfield City Reserves beat Tamworth 6-3, Port Vale also scored six against Wyrley, Coventry City were 3-1 winners at Walsall FC.

1 South – Coventry Sphinx stretched their lead over Knowle at the top to a dozen points, beating them 5-2 away helped by a Lottie Rosevear hat-trick. Sedgley & Gornal United got all four goals at Leamington Lions, results elsewhere were; Bewdley Town 5-1 Rugby Borough, Long Itchington 3-1 Worcester City Devs, Rugby Town 3-0 Droitwich Spa.

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