Scarr’s Five-Goal Haul Sends Boro Clear

Sunday 11th December 
FA PREMIER LEAGUE
NORTHERN DIVISION

Bradford City 0-0 Newcastle United 
Fylde 0-0 Derby County
Nottingham Forest 3-8 Middlesbrough 
SOUTHERN DIVISION
C&K Basildon 0-3 Coventry United 
Portsmouth P-P Queens Park Rangers 
MIDLANDS DIVISION 1
Birmingham & West Midlands 5-1 Rotherham United 
Long Eaton United 3-0 Sporting Khalsa 
Loughborough Foxes 9-0 Solihull 
Steel City Wanderers 6-1 Loughborough Students 
NORTHERN DIVISION 1
Blackpool Wren Rovers 3-2 Morecambe
Brighouse Town 1-2 Hull City 
Crewe Alexandra 3-2 Leeds
Mossley Hill 4-6 Chorley 
SOUTH EAST DIVISION 1
Denham United 0-9 Gillingham 
Ipswich Town 0-5 Cambridge United 
Lowestoft Town 2-6 Milton Keynes Dons
Norwich City 1-1 AFC Wimbledon 
SOUTH WEST DIVISION 1
Basingstoke Town P-P Larkhall Athletic 
Cheltenham Town P-P Southampton Saints 
Chichester City P-P Plymouth Argyle
St.Nicholas 2-2 Exeter City 

Andi Bell gave Nottingham Forest the lead over Middlesbrough but the leaders hit back to lead 3-1, with new signing Emma Kelly equalising and Emily Scarr scoring twice. Bell got her second but Boro added their fourth through Bianca Owens by the break. It was 3-4 when Bell completed her hat-trick, only for the visitors to double their tally by the end, Scarr taking her haul to five and Owens netting for the second time..

The other two games in the Northern Division ended goalless, as Bradford City were held by basement side Newcastle, and Fylde drew with fellow mid-table side Derby County.

Coventry United went third in the Southern, three points behind top team Tottenham, following their 3-0 success at C&K Basildon. Amber Hughes scored in either half, with Alison Hall on target after the interval.

Loughborough Foxes forged an eight-point lead at the top of the Midlands table when netting nine past Solihull – Becky Matlock leading the way with three – while nearest rivals Sporting Khalsa slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Long Eaton.

Chorley are level on points with Northern Division 1 leaders Guiseley after a 6-4 success at lowly Mossley. Hull hold third place with victory at Brighouse, Blackpool Wren Rovers edged a Lancashire coast derby with Morecambe to go fourth, while Crewe clinched onely their second win of the season, 3-2 over Leeds.

Cambridge United extended their lead in the South East with a 5-0 result at Ipswich, where Nicole Perschky and Dawn Mallett got a couple each. Second-placed AFC Wimbledon were unable to replicate last week’s cup win at Norwich City, instead having to settle for a 1-1 draw. MK Dons are a point short of their rivals after a 6-2 result at Lowestoft, with doubles by Charley Clarke and Leah Cudone, plus a goal for Charlotte Matthews on her debut. Gillingham are fourth after rattling in nine goals at Denham.

The only game to survive the rain in the South West saw Exeter City finally get off the mark with a 2-2 tie at St Nicholas.

Pictured – Middlesbrough selfie before their match.

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