Regional Leagues Round-up: Worcester City regain West Mids top spot

Worcester City women went back to the top of West Mids League
Worcester City went back to the top of the West Midlands League.

Worcester City went top of the West Midlands Regional League, Sherborne Town drew level on points with South West League leaders Bristol Rovers.

EASTERN – Ten out of ten for Bedford

Premier – Real Bedford have won all their opening ten games after a 9-3 success at Barking, AFC Dunstable got out of the relegation zone with a 4-2 beating of Bowers & Pitsea in which Chloe Tambula scored a decisive brace. St Albans City drew 1-1 at Stevenage but slipped into the bottom two, Needham Market netted eight against Kings Lynn Town including three from Molly Hall.

1 North – Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers’ substitute Victoria Leyer struck twice to help keep them top in a 3-2 defeat of Fakenham Town, who had Georgina Pooley sent off in the first half. Harpenden Town kept up the chase by hitting Biggleswade United for six, while Wootton Blue Cross were one up against Thetford Town when the match was abandoned after 18 minutes due to the pitch conditions.

1 South – Watford Ladies Development just maintained their 100% record when edging Hutton 3-2 with Harley Carr’s 79th-minute winner, second-placed Southend United won 3-1 at Wormley Rovers where Ellie Nicholls bagged a brace. Wodson Park were 5-3 winners over Grays Athletic helped by Lily Bruno’s double, Lawford’s Cate Jackson got the only goal nine minutes from time at Stanway Pegasus and Hertford Town put four goals past a depleted Cheshunt side.

League Cup 2nd Rd – Luton Town eliminated Newmarket Town 4-0 and will host Grays in the next round.

EAST MIDLANDS – Thrapston miss chance to go top

1 South – Just one game in the entire league survived the weather, as Thrapston Town drew 2-2 at home to Leicester City LFC. Amelia Boddington got both goals for Thetford – who would have gone top with a win – Lola Barrett and Eleanor Shaw scoring in-between for the visitors.

League Cup – Ilkeston Town are due to host Lincoln United on Wednesday at 7.45pm in a second round tie.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Ashford foil Fulham

Premier – Ashford United’s Jenny Newman scored in a 1-1 draw with Fulham which prevented the Cottagers going top, Dulwich Hamlet gained ground when hitting hosts Sutton united for six. Millwall Lionesses are up two to fifth with a 3-0 win at Aylesford, who slip into the drop zone due to Enfield Town’s 4-1 victory in the basement battle with Crawley AFC.

Enfield town 4-1 Crawley AFC, London and South East Regional League
Enfield Town versus Crawley AFC. (Photo: @MikeyThe Towner)

1 North – Actonians Reserves would have gone level on points with the leaders but went down 3-2 at home to Hackney, Ashmount Leigh were 5-1 winners at Richmond Park.

1 South – Montpelier Villa moved level on points with third-placed Bromley whom they beat 2-1.

League Cup 2nd Rd – Dulwich Hamlet Reserves knocked out Brentford 5-3 despite a hat-trick from Bees’ sub Chloe Logie, Ebbsfleet United had a walkover against Sport London E Benfica.

League Plate 1st Rd – Denham United edged a nine-goal thriller at Clapton, Newhaven sailed through 8-0 against Camden & Islington United.

NORTH EAST – Fixtures wiped out by the weather

NORTH WEST – One game survives the big freeze

Premier – Blackburn CSC moved up to third place with a 7-2 defeat of Fleetwood Town Wrens, in which their Ellie Rice claimed a hat-trick.

SOUTHERN – Ascot need extra-time to get past Woking

Premier – Bournemouth Sports sank Winchester City Flyers 7-1 to move within two points of leaders Ascot United, over whom they have a game in hand.

1 North – Penn & Tylers Green 3-1 win at Ascot United Reserves put them into a strong position in second, Beaconsfield Town ran out 8-0 winners at Caversham United.

1 South – Rushmoor edged above Abbey Rangers on goal-difference after getting them better of them, four goals to three. A serious injury to a Fleet Town player meant their match with Bournemouth Sports Reserves was abandoned.

League Cup 1st Rd – Ascot United went through 3-2 after extra time at first-division Woking, Woodley United beat Badshot Lea 1-0 away, Oxford City’s Ellie White got a treble during a 5-1 result at Kidlington, AFC Portchester scored six at Long Crendon.

SOUTH WEST – Sherborne catch leaders

Premier – Sherborne Town went level on points with leaders Bristol Rovers after a 3-0 win at Marine Academy Plymouth, whom they leapfrogged in the table. Frampton Rangers got off the mark with a 3-2 defeat of AFC St Austell, Liskeard Athletic saw off Bishops Lydeard by the same score.

1 East – Poole Town beat Weymouth 3-0, Royal Wootton Bassett Town got twice as many against Ridgeway, Stockwood Wanderers’ Lauren Phillips got three of her own in a 5-2 victory at Shaftesbury.

1 North – Gloucester City went second as they sent leaders Weston super Mare to their first defeat, Kally Lloyd with the only goal. St Vallier sent Mangotsfield United to a 7-2 defeat, with Jade Poolman finding the net three times.

1 West – Ilminster Town lead by eight points following a 2-0 victory over Middlezoy, Saltash United beat Helston Athletic to overtake them in the table, Sticker’s Tori Marks enjoyed a five-goal haul in the 10-1 win at Bideford.

WEST MIDLANDS – Worcester move into pole position

West Midlands League: Hereford Pegasus v Sedgley & Gornal United
Sedgley & Gornal United battle for the ball with Hereford Pegasus. (Barcud-Coch Photography)

Premier – Worcester City narrowly defeated tenth-placed Coventry Sphinx 3-2 in front of 124 fans, to take the leadership away from Lye Town.

1 South – Hereford Pegasus climbed three places to fourth with a 5-3 scoreline against basement side Sedgley & Gornal United.

Premier Cup 1st Rd – Lye Town progressed with a 2-1 result at Crusaders.

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