Regional Leagues Round-up: Sutton Coldfield promoted to FAWNL

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West Midlands League Premier Division champions, Sutton Coldfield Town. (Photo: @SCTFCWomen)

Sutton Coldfield Town and Coventry Sphinx claimed WesMidlands League titles, Spennymoor Town are going up to the North East Premier.

EASTERN – Hutton and Newmarket into Plate Final

Premier – AFC Sudbury’s Holly Kennard got a goal and two cautions as the leaders were held 3-3 at home by Needham Market, who go third. Wroxham defeated Kings Lynn Town 2-0.

1 North – Fakenham Town held top team AFC Dunstable to a 1-1 draw.

1 South – AFC Sudbury Reserves won 2-1 at Wodson Park, East Bergholt United 4-1 away to Cheshunt.

League Cup Q-F – Luton Town eliminated Colney Heath 4-1,

League Plate S-Fs – Hutton substitutes Isobel Boyd and Chloe Woolaway were on target as Yaxley Phoenix were edged out 5-4, Newmarket Town went through 4-1 at St Ives Town.

Newmarket Town went through 4-1 at St Ives Town
Newmarket Town on the attack at St Ives Town. (Photo: Sean Doyle)

EAST MIDLANDS – Grimsby Town leave it late

Premier –  Oughtibridge WM held Mansfield Town 1-1 ahead of hosting Chesterfield on Thursday, Rotherham United defeated Arnold Eagles 3-0.

1 Central – Notts County Development drew 1-1 with Asfordby Amateurs, who are up to third.

1 North – Champions Grimsby Town edged SJR Worksop with Danielle Brighton’s 85th-minute breakthrough, Sleaford Town were goalless together-with Grimsby Borough.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Ashford United lift trophy despite Clapton fightback

Premier – Leaders Ebbsfleet United sank Enfield Town 7-1, second-placed Worthing netted nine at Aylesford. Sutton United overcame Millwall Lionesses 3-0, Dartford won 2-1 at Dulwich Hamlet. Fulham drew 0-0 with Saltdean United and visit AFC Acorns on Wednesday at Horley Town FC.

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Dartford won in front of 376 at Dulwich Hamlet. (Liam Asman/SPP)

1 North – Denham United defeated Dulwich Hamlet Reserves 2-1 away to go second. Whyteleafe and Hackney drew 1-1, Sport London E Benfica got the only goal against Richmond Park, Watford Development put five past Leatherhead.

1 South – Over 100 watched Welling United defeat Cray Valley 4-0, Montpelier Villa were 4-1 winners against Maidstone United.

League Trophy Final – Clapton retrieved a three-goal half-time deficit to take Ashford United to extra-time at Maidstone United FC, before losing out 5-3.

NORTH EAST – Spennymoor going up

Premier – Wakefield struck eight times at Blyth Town with Neve Renwick getting a treble but Alnwick Town – 3-0 winners over Sunderland West End – are likely to take the runners-up spot from them. Redcar Town’s Mary Corbyn hit a 16-minute first-half hat-trick as they won 4-1 at South Shields, Wallsend BC beat hosts Harrogate Town 4-0.

1 North – Spennymoor Town are going up having beaten Hartlepool Pools Youth 5-0, with the one side still able to catch them (Wallsend BC Reserves) being ineligible for promotion to the fifth tier as they’re not a first team. Meanwhile, Hartlepool United hit Thornaby 9-0 with Robyn Foster netting three and Gateshead posted a 9-2 result at Bishop Auckland.

1 South – Barnsley FC Ladies are all but champions after edging Millmoor 2-1 with substitute Nicole Shaw scoring. Altofts defeated Ripon City 5-1 to keep up slim hopes, Ossett United’s over having let slip a 3-0 half-time lead at Farsley Celtic Juniors whose Shauna Hill got a couple in a 4-3 fightback. Elsewhere, York RI leapfrogged Sheffield United Foundation on goal-difference when defeating them 3-2 away.

NORTH WEST – Title rivals in midweek local derby

Premier – Champions FC United of Manchester finished with a 5-1 win over Fleetwood Town Wrens, Mossley Hill Athletic are down following a 3-2 reverse at home to Crewe Alexandra. West Didsbury & Chorlton drew 2-2 with Cheadle Town Stingers,Tranmere Rovers defeated Darwen 2-0. Curzon Ashton are home to Tranmere on Wednesday at 8pm, Fleetwood face Cheadle at Poolfoot Farm 8pm on Thursday.

1 North – While leaders Blackpool beat Accrington Stanley 2-0, Preston North End kept up the pressure on their local rivals with a 7-1 win at Bolton Wanderers. Penrith pipped Workington Reds 2-1 away, Carlisle United edged Penwortham Town 1-0. Blackpool play Preston at HASSRA Sports Pavilion on Tuesday at 7pm, Penrith play Sir Tom Finney at Frenchfield Park on Wednesday at 6.45pm, followed on Thursday at 6.45pm by Penwortham v Bolton at Vernons Sports Club.

1 South – Chester’s Emma Gray got them level at 2-2 in the 85th minute at BRNESC, Hindley went down 2-0 at Altrincham and host Chester on Tuesday at 7pm.

SOUTHERN – Cup final double header 

1 North – Although Penn & Tylers Green won 2-0 at Eversley & California to complete the league fixtures, Sunday 30 April sees Finals Day at Reading City FC. Woking meet Abingdon United for the Chairman’s Cup at 11am, followed at 3pm by the League Cup between Eastleigh and Ascot United.

SOUTH WEST –  Super sub sends Bristol Rovers into semis

Premier – Bishops Lydeard were held 0-0 at home by basement side Royal Wootton Bassett Town, Warminster Town defeated Liskeard Athletic 2-0.

1 East – AEK Boco secured second place ahead of Frome Town, whom they beat with a Lucy Atkinson effort.

1 North – St Vallier and Downend Flyers finished all square at three apiece.

Premier League Cup Q-F – Substitute Poppy Wannell scored as apiece Bristol Rovers progressed 2-1 at Ilminster Town, Sherborne Town had a walkover against Torquay United.

Divisional Cup Q-F – Feniton went through 2-1 at SGS Olveston United.

WEST MIDLANDS – Sutton Coldfield and Coventry Sphinx both champions

Premier – Sutton Coldfield Town sealed the title as 268 fans saw them beat Burton Albion 2-0, substitute Brittany Civil with the breakthrough and Ruth Graham making certain at the end. Lichfield City came from behind to defeat Coundon Court 3-2 with a Courtney Dilger double. Solihull Sporting’s Lauren Smith got five during a 7-1 midweek win at Crusaders, while Worcester City welcome Redditch United to the County Sports Ground this Wednesday.

1 North – Shifnal Town’s 4-0 victory at Darlaston Town put them on the verge of the title. Walsall Wood are out of contention despite winning 3-0 at Coventry City, AFC Telford United hit six at Wyrley to keep their slim hopes alive.

1 South – Coventry Sphinx subs contributed five goals to a 9-0 title-winning result over Kingfisher. Runners-up  Knowle defeated Long Itchington 8-1 aided by three from sub Natalie Gibson, Leamington Lions won 2-0 at Worcester City Development.

Premier Cup S-Fs – Shrewsbury Town are through to the final after defeating Crusaders 3-0 but Kidderminster Harriers’ tie with Worcester City was abandoned at half-time due to an injury that required urgent medical treatment.

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