Regional Leagues Round-up: Havant and Wycombe Women U-23s go top

Redditch United picked up their first points in style.
Redditch United picked up their first points in style. (Photo: @RedditchWomen)

Havant & Waterlooville and Wycombe Wanderers U-23s went top of their respective Regional League divisions in a programme restricted due to FA Cup commitments.

EASTERN – Cheshunt on heels of Hornets

1 North – Histon moved up to third place on goal-difference, following a 6-2 success over Stevenage Development.

1 South – Cheshunt won 3-2 at Billericay Town Development to go goal-difference behind leaders Watford Ladies Development. Khyrah Fagbemi bagged a brace and Jade Horsley the decider. Stanway Pegasus also took the points by the odd goal in five at Wormley Rovers, whom they leapfrogged in the table.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Six of the best by Newhaven

1 North – Whyteleafe’s first win of the season came 2-1 at home to Ashmount Leigh on Thursday. Rebecca May scored twice as Dulwich Hamlet Reserves won 3-1 at their Actonians counterparts, to go above them into second spot. Sadly, Hounslow have now withdrawn from the league.

1 South – Hastings United beat Bexhill United 1-0 with a 63rd-minute Nia Staton goal on Wednesday, in front of a crowd of 220. Newhaven made it six straight wins with a 3-1 result at Bognor Regis Town, Katie Franks twice on target. Hastings edged Hassocks 3-2 with a Brooke Nicholson-Rogan winner to rise to fourth place. Bognor entertain Montpelier Villa this Wednesday.

NORTH EAST – York put seven past leaders

1 South – York City Development abruptly ended Millmoor’s winning start, thrashing the leaders 7-2 with Olivia Sellars and Grace Sykes netting two apiece. Lower Hopton went second with a 4-1 defeat of Harworth Colliery, whose substitute Helen Herrick was shown a straight red card.

NORTH WEST – Linnets go level on points at top

1 North – Haslingden are up to fourth following a 3-1 victory over Fleetwood Town Wrens.

1 South – Runcorn Linnets hit Northwich Vixens for six to sit goal-difference behind second-placed FC St Helens. Ellesmere Port Town’s 2-1 win over Litherland REMYCA saw Jade Davies and Ashleigh Hayes scoring inside the first half-hour.

SOUTHERN – Havant and Wycombe lead Division 1 tables

1 North – Wycombe Wanderers U-23s went top on goal-difference after scoring five at Eversley & California, including a Shannon Read hat-trick. Penn & Tylers Green’s Henna Hussain got all their goals in a 4-1 win at Kidlington, Milton United beat Beaconsfield Town 4-2 aided by a Mollie Dyer double.  Chesham United Development got off the mark with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Abingdon United Development, as Katie West notched a treble.

1 South – Havant & Waterlooville have taken over at the top with a 2-1 defeat of Abbey Rangers, in which Jodie Burchell got the decisive goal. Bournemouth Sports Reserves made it three wins from four with four goals against Eastleigh Reserves, Selsey Development’s Darcie Rothwell got the only goal at Fleet Town.

SOUTH WEST – Four-goal winning margins for Frome and Feniton

1 East – Frome Town’s Martha Peet and Keira-Leigh Underhill struck in the first four minutes at Ridgeway, with a seven-minute second-half Maisie Harris brace securing a 4-0 result.

1 West – Feniton are up to second with a 5-1 win at Middlezoy, where Sian Aslett got two of their goals.

WEST MIDLANDS – Castle climb three points clear

1 North – Newcastle Town moved three points clear in pole position, winning 5-1 at Lichfield City Reserves as Hannah Jamieson claimed a hat-trick in 21 first-half minutes. Tamworth defeated Darlaston Town 5-0 with Laura Avery contributing a couple, as they climbed to fourth.

1 South – Redditch United banked their first points with an impressive 1-0 defeat of second-placed Long Itchington. Bewdley Town and Droitwich Spa shared six goals.

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