Regional Leagues Roundup: Spireites on a high

Chesterfield defeated leaders East Midlands League leaders, Notts County. (Photo: @Chesterfieldladiesfc)

The East Midlands League top of the table clash saw Chesterfield record a remarkable result against the leaders.

EASTERN – Stevenage go second

Premier – Stevenage’s 8-2 defeat of Needham Market featured a four-goal salvo from Amy Makewell, and lifted them two places above their visitors into second spot.

1 North – Haverhill Rovers’ Louisa Boaler-Hysett was among the goals in a 2-1 victory at Yaxley Phoenix, which pushed them up into third position.

1 South –  Billericay Town Development beat East Bergholt United 7-2 to not only overtake them but three other teams, to sit second in the table.

EAST MIDLANDS – Chesterfield thrash leaders

Premier – Chesterfield sent leaders Notts County to a first defeat, Georgina Williams scoring twice in a notable 5-0 away win. The Spireites are now second, three points behind County and with a game in hand.

1 Central – Nottingham Trent University knocked Ilkeston Town off the top with a 3-1 defeat of West Bridgford, Eloise Hembrough, Ellie McKeegan and Mia Pinkham their scorers.

1 North – Gainsborough Trinity went level on points with leaders Grimsby Town after edging SJR Worksop 3-2. Alice Hill came off the bench to score for Trinity, whose Amy O’Brien then bagged a brace in the last ten minutes.

1 South – Dunton & Broughton United sent leaders Northampton Town Development to their first defeat, Bronwen King with a brace and one from substitute Ella Jackson in a 3-0 result. Loughborough Foxes Vixens played out a goalless home game against Peterborough United Development.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Fulham right on Lionesses’ tails

Enfield Town v Fulham
Photo: @MikeyTheTowner

Premier – Fulham’s 3-0 success over Enfield Town put them just goal-difference short of leaders Millwall Lionesses. Dulwich Hamlet are a point behind fifth-placed Dartford, where they won 2-0.

1 North – Whyteleafe jumped four places to sixth with a 6-0 defeat of Denham United, who were one of the teams they overtook.

1 South – Ashford United’s 1-0 victory at Bromley put them dead level at the top with Hastings United. Herne Bay beat Montpelier Villa 2-1 as Lauren Harris’s second goal of the day came in the 90th minute. Steyning Town got the only goal at Maidstone United, while Newhaven sent Bexhill United to a 4-0 loss.

League Cup – Ebbsfleet United booked a 3rd round trip to Dulwich Hamlet, running in seven second-half goals for a 10-1 scoreline against Leatherhead.

NORTH EAST – Six-goal Sunderland

Premier – Sunderland West End’s Jael Anderson got four of their goals as they ran out 6-2 winners at Harrogate Town, who sit bottom on minus 6 after a points deduction.

1 North – Washington climbed three places to first with a 3-0 win at Guisborough Town, Chester le Street United are up to fourth following a 4-0 defeat of West Allotment Celtic in which Talia Korucu netted twice.

NORTH WEST – Curzon climb to fourth

Premier – Curzon Ashton scored the only goal of the game through Jordan Bailey at home to Crewe Alexandra to go fourth, while Taylor Gunn was on target in West Didsbury & Chorlton’s 2-0 win at Tranmere Rovers.

SOUTHERN – Abingdon United maintain advantage

Premier – Abingdon United stayed four points clear when returning from Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 winners, second-placed Ascot United hit Oxford City 6-1 as Nicole Brown completed her hat-trick with two very late goals.
Abingdon Town moved three points ahead of Eastleigh, defeating them 2-1 thanks to Tori St Clair’s 80th-minute goal.

SOUTH WEST – All games off

WEST MIDLANDS – Knowle net ninth win

1 South – Knowle’s ninth straight win came 2-1 at Rugby Borough where Demi-Lee Rolph and Katherine Fleming were their scorers after going behind, putting them 12 points clear put from four more games than closest rivals Coventry Sphinx. Long Itchington are fourth on goal-difference following a 2-0 win at Droitwich Spa.

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