The Regional Leagues resumed following the festive interval, Coundon Court causing a cup shock and Woking so nearly doing likewise.
EASTERN – Haringey Borough go second
Premier – Haringey Borough’s 4-1 victory at AFC Dunstable put them second, Wroxham dropping to third after a 3-2 defeat in front of 200 at Stevenage whose Amy Makewell bagged a brace. Royston Town leapfrogged Needham Market when winning 3-1 away to them, to go fourth in the table.
1 North – Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers took back the top spot from Harpenden Town, edging their visitors 3-2 aided by a Victoria Leyer double. Newmarket Town saw off Wootton Blue Cross 4-1, Stevenage Development stay bottom despite a 3-0 success at Thetford Town.
1 South – Watford Ladies Development made it ten straight wins with a 5-0 result at Stanway Pegasus, Southend United stayed within five points of them with a 6-3 win over Wodson Park. Hutton’s Lucy Critchell hit a hat-trick in the 4-0 defeat of Hertford Town, Billericay Town Devs took the points 2-1 at Lawford, Cheshunt overtook Wormley Rovers whom they defeated 3-1 in going up to fifth spot.
Continuing their winning streak into 2024, the firsts came away with another 3 points after a 5-0 win against Stanway Pegasus 🔥⚽️ #watfordladiesfc #watfordladiesyouth #football #womensfootball #ladiesfootball #shecanplay #england #lionesses #statsports #skechers #queenssch_ pic.twitter.com/Oxcdcsoyvh
— Watford Ladies (@Watford_Dev) January 7, 2024
EAST MIDLANDS – Asfordby stun Arnold
Premier – Lincoln United have won six in a row following their 4-0 result at Ilkeston Town, Basford United rose to third with a 7-3 success away at Anstey Nomads.
1 Central – Asfordby Amateurs ended Arnold Eagles perfect form with a 3-2 away win in which Sarah Brown netted a treble. Beaumont Park beat West Bridgford 6-2 to go third, Loughborough Foxes Vixens’ Renae Huggan-Broughton got both their goals for a 2-1 win at Notts County Devs.
1 North – SJR W0rksop defeated Gainsborough Trinity 2-0 to cut their lead to three points, with two games still in hand. Skegness Town’s 2-1 win at Grimsby Borough got them back in the black, after an earlier points deduction.
1 South – Thrapston Town are five points clear at the top after a 4-0 victory at New Bradwell St Peter, Kettering Town up to third with an 8-2 scoreline against Cardea, featuring an Abbie Brewin hat-trick.
LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Crawley and Fulham into quarter-finals after extra time
League Cup 3rd Rd – There were extra-time wins for Fulham and Crawley AFC, the Cottagers edging Dulwich Hamlet Reserves 3-2, substitute Issy-May Connor giving Crawley a 2-1 win at Actonians Reserves. Saltdean United saw off Ebbsfleet United 2-1, Dulwich Hamlet defeated Ashford United 4-1 watched by 310. Dartford put five past Aylesford, Dorking Wanderers went one better against Herne Bay, Millwall Lionesses also struck six as Sutton United replied twice.
League Trophy 2nd Rd – Steyning Town’s Amber Hazlewood clinched a treble in a 4-1 result at Bexhill United, Noemie Pacatte a double as Richmond Park progressed 3-1 at Ashmount Leigh, Whyteleafe substitute Abigail Igbavboa scored the only goal to put out Hastings United. Dartford Reserves defeated Eastbourne United 3-1 after extra-time, there were 2-1 away wins for Newhaven at Denham United and Brentford at Sport London E Benfica, while Montpelier Villa were 3-0 victors over Hassocks.
NORTH EAST – Seven wins in a row for Sunderland U-23s
Premier – Hull United claimed just a second win of the season, 2-1 at Alnwick Town where Millie O’Neill and Lauren Tate got their goals. Bradford City had a walkover against Harrogate Town.
Full time score
Alnwick 1-2 Hull United.
Player of the match went to Millie Sharp and Corinne Wilshere
— Hull United AFC (@HullunitedAfc) January 7, 2024
1 North – A seventh straight win came for Sunderland U-23s 4-0 at Thornaby. Second-placed Wallsend BC Reserves were held 1-1 by Ponteland United who are now third, Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves ran out 3-0 winners at Gateshead.
1 South – Ossett United defeated leaders York City Devs 5-1, Millmoor taking over pole position as they won 3-1 at York Railway Institute. Chesterfield FC Women are well-placed in third following an 8-0 result against Ripon City in which Chloe Foster had a five-goal haul. Altofts’ 7-0 sinking of Harworth Colliery included a Naomi Malcolm 12-minute hat-trick, Handsworth overcame Farsley Celtic JFC Ladies 9-1.
NORTH WEST – Mancunian Unity extend perfect record to eleventh game
Premier – Salford City shared eight goals with second-placed Tranmere Rovers, Bury beat Crewe Alexandra 3-2 as Murron Alldread netted a 77th-minute decider.
1 North – Mancunian Unity just made it eleven wins from eleven, with a 3-2 result at Bolton Wanderers. Penrith’s 3-0 win at Haslingden put them second, Morecambe were held to a goalless home draw by basement side Carlisle United.
1 South – Runcorn Linnets went second with a 7-1 success at Altrincham, Warrington third after edging Poulton Vics 3-2 when Kerry Baker’s brace was added to by Nicola Chatterley. Mossley Hill Athletic moved up to sixth with a 2-1 win at fifth-placed FC St. Helens.
SOUTHERN – Woking take league leaders to penalties
Premier – Bournemouth Sports closed in on leaders Ascot United with a 5-0 result against Eastleigh. Oxford City twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with visitors Wycombe Wanderers, Woodley United drew 1-1 with Warminster Town, Winchester City Flyers beat Badshot Lea 4-0 in the basement battle.
1 North – Wycombe Wanderers U-23s dropped to third when beaten 3-2 at home by Beaconsfield Town, Penn & Tylers Green now occupy second spot after a 3-1 win over Abingdon United Devs, in which Liberty Dieppe scored twice. Eleanor Lovelock got the only goal as leaders Long Crendon won at Kidlington.
1 South – Havant & Waterlooville’s 4-1 win over Bournemouth Sports Reserves put them second and level on points with AFC Portchester but from three games more.
League Cup 1st Rd – Division 1 side Woking pushed Premier leaders Ascot United all the way, bowing out 3-1 on penalties after being deadlocked at 3-3.
SOUTH WEST – Sherborne catch Bristol Rovers
Premier – Sherborne Town’s 3-0 win at Frampton Rangers put them level on points with leaders Bristol Rovers, with now just one point between the top four.
1 East – Royal Wootton Bassett Town edged into second spot with a 5-1 win at Frome Town, Shaftesbury and Bath City played out a goalless draw.
1 North – St Vallier drew 1-1 on the road at leaders Weston Super Mare, Bitton were 3-1 winners at SGS Olveston United, Downend Flyers defeated Bristol Rovers Devs 4-2 away.
1 West – Saltash United went second with Wensday Wise getting the sole goal at Sticker, one effort also decided it as Feniton beat Middlezoy.
WEST MIDLANDS – Coundon Court knock Kidderminster out of Cup
Premier – Worcester City stayed top by defeating Solihull Sporting 5-1, Lye Town kept up the pressure with a 4-0 scoreline against Coventry Sphinx. Knowle sub Marsha Malik scored in a 3-3 tie with Lichfield City.
1 North – Both AFC Telford United and Walsall FC Women missed the chance to go top, the Bucks held 0-0 at home by Port Vale, the Saddlers 2-2 in the derby by visitors Walsall Wood. Tamworth won 5-1 at Lichfield City Reserves, Coventry City thrashed Darlaston Town 12-2 away helped by hat-tricks from Keleigh Marshall-Welch and Sandra Dziedzic.
1 South – Redditch Borough’s 3-1 victory over Worcester City Devs came with two goals from substitute Millie Connolly-Heath, putting them within a point of leaders Long Itchington and with a game in hand. Rugby Town sub Kelsey Green netted for a 1-1 draw with Bewdley Town, Droitwich Spa defeated Kingfisher 3-0 and it finished two apiece between Redditch United and Sedgley & Gornal United.
Premier Cup 1st Rd – Jessica Lundie got the only goal as Coundon Court won away to Kidderminster Harriers, setting up a home quarter-final with Lye Town.
The winning moment 🖤❤️
— Coundon Court LFC (@CoundonCourtLFC) November 26, 2023