The Women’s Regional Leagues did not quite see any change in Premier Division leaders but South Shields pulled level on points with the North East’s top two.
EASTERN – Hatters extend winning start
Premier – Luton Town’s 4-2 beating of Bowers & Pitsea was their seventh straight win and put them eight points clear. Bedford beat Kings Lynn Town by the same scoreline and Harlow Town got off the mark with a 2-2 draw against Wroxham, whose substitute Hayley Kindred rescued a point for them.
LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Worthing close in on Millwall
Premier – Worthing went within two points of leaders Millwall Lionesses with a game in hand, after a 2-0 win at Enfield Town. Saltdean United’s Molly Hill hit a hat-trick in the 4-0 victory at New London Lionesses which put them third.
1 South – Montpelier Villa climbed two places to eighth following a 6-1 sinking of winless Cray Valley.
NORTH EAST – South Shields go level on points with top two
Premier – South Shields’ 5-1 result away to Sunderland West End put them level on points with leading pair, Chester le Street Town and Wallsend BC.
1 North – Washington defeated Chester le Street United 4-0 in leapfrogging them and rising three places to third.
NORTH WEST – Mossley frustrate Salford
Premier – Salford City Lionesses missed a chance to replace FC United at the top when held 3-3 at Mossley Hill Athletic. Crewe Alexandra defeated Darwen 6-1.
1 North – Haslingden lead the table again from Blackpool but from two games more after a 1-1 draw at Penrith. Workington Reds inflicted a first defeat (2-1) on hosts Accrington Stanley, Morecambe put five past Sir Tom Finney.
1 South – Alder are a point behind Northwich Vixens – albeit from two games more – having beaten them 2-1 away.
SOUTHERN – Six goals shared as Penn and Milton remain unbeaten
Premier – The top three all won, Bournemouth Sports edging Abingdon Town with a Lauren Brewer effort, Abingdon United beat Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 and Ascot United’s 2-1 defeat of Eastleigh came from Nicole Brown’s two goals in as many minutes straight after the interval.
1 North – Penn & Tylers Green and Milton United drew 3-3 to both remain unbeaten, Woodley United’s 2-0 win over Eversley & California was sealed by May Hamblin’s stoppage-time goal, Long Crendon’s Eleanor Lovelock netted three times in a 6-1 success at higher-placed Caversham United.
1 South – Badshot Lea pulled level on points with leaders Chichester City from two games fewer, when winning 4-0 at Rushmoor. AFC Stoneham came from 2-1 down at half-time to see off Selsey Development 3-2, whom they have gone above from half as many matches played.
SOUTH WEST – Feniton fightback to go first
1 East – Frome Town’s 2-0 result over Paulton Rovers sent them top above AEK Boco, although from one game more.
1 West – Marine Academy Plymouth’s 2-1 win at leaders Budleigh Salterton allowed Feniton to go top, although they had to come from 2-o down away to Activate for a 3-2 victory including a last minute winner. Mid-Cornwall side Sticker stung Bideford 14-0, with three apiece for Amber Hadrill, Chloe Harris and Tori Marks.
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WEST MIDLANDS – Local derby abandoned
1 North – Walsall Wood and Walsall Women scored in quick succession in the first half but the derby was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch.
1 South – Worcester City Development rose two places to fourth with a 3-1 win at Droitwich Spa.