Six new leaders in Regional Leagues

Warrington Wolverines tackled by Altrincham. (Photo: @skimboydpics)

Regional Leagues results on 21st October led to six new divisional leaders in AEK Boco, Alphington, Cambridge City, Coventry Sphinx, Lincoln Moorlands Railway and Southampton FC Ladies.

EASTERN – Cambridge City top, Haringey end losing run

PREMIER – Cambridge City went back to the top on goal-difference, Laura Mills with four goals in an 11-1 thrashing of hosts AFC Sudbury. Haringey Borough gained their first point for over a season time with a goalless draw in the basement battle at AFC Dunstable.

ONE – Bowers & Pitsea edged ahead of Hoddesdon Town Owls into sixth when edging them 4-3, Daniell Styles scoring twice.

EAST MIDLANDS – Lincoln Moorlands new North leaders

PREMIER – Loughborough Students’ 13-0 scoreline against Eastwood featured hat-tricks in 30-minute spells for Grace Stanley and then Abby Morton. Ollerton are a place behind in fifth following their 3-0 result at Leicester City Ladies.

Photo: @official_lmrlfc

1 NORTH – Lincoln Moorlands Railway are new leaders thanks to Alice Hayes brace in the last 21 minutes that overturned Boston United’s advantage. Hykeham Town went second with a 3-1 victory over Grimsby Borough, all their goals coming in a ten-minute spell.

1 SOUTH – Northampton Town made it four straight wins with a 3-1 result at Lutterworth Athletic, Emma Dunmore scoring in either half. Oadby & Wigston also have a 100% record but from three fixtures following a 2-1 defeat of Thrapston Town.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Whyteleafe extend lead

PREMIER – Whyteleafe went four points clear with a 3-1 win over Eastbourne Town, the league programme like many others, was much reduced by County Cup commitments.

NORTH EAST – Washington win away at West End

Washington were 3-2 winners at Sunderland West End. (Photo: @Afc1st)

PREMIER – Durham Cestria have won their opening five games now, the latest coming 4-1 at Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Tynedale as Jess Holder and Lauren Robson shared the spoils. Hartlepool United hit second-placed Harrogate Town 6-3 in a second-half goal-fest, as Caitlin Bates notched a hat-trick. South Shields came out winners 6-4 over Castleford White Rose, more goals too at Wallsend BC where York City took the points with the odd goal in seven.

1 NORTH – Hannah Thompson’s brace in the first quarter of the game set up Washington for a 3-2 win at leaders Sunderland West End. Redcar Town took their perfect start to a fourth match while ending Alnwick Town’s, Jessica Round scoring both goals. Consett’s Nicole McEvoy scored two in as many minutes to help beat hosts Cramlington United 5-0. Boro Rangers were a second side in the league to turn a 2-0 half-time lead into a 6-3 result, Larissa Burkinshaw netting three times at Prudhoe Town. Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves leapfrogged Chester le Street Town St.Cuthberts when sending them to a 5-1 defeat in which Ellie Hamilton got a double.

1 SOUTH – Emma Lansdall’s four goals for Harrogate Railway were not nearly enough, as that was matched by Ossett United’s Lauren Swailes, with three for substitute Debbie Hastings in a crazy 11-5 sixth win on the run for the leaders. Barnsley Development kept up the pace with all three goals at York RI, Ellie Brightmore twice finding the net.

NORTH WEST – Tranmere up to third

PREMIER – Mossley Hill maintained their leadership with a 5-1 win at Manchester Stingers, Stockport County stayed within two points of them by thumping Penrith 10-1. Tranmere Rovers went above Wigan Athletic into third when winning 3-2 away to the Latics.

1 NORTH – Blackpool opened up a six-point lead when getting all three goals in the game with Leigh RMI. Cammell Laird are up third having won 3-2 at Workington Reds, while Carlisle United suffered a 3-0 reverse at Bury.  Penwortham Town posted a 6-1 scoreline against Preston North End and although Burscough Dynamo went down to a fifth defeat in a row, it was only by the best of nine goals against Crosby.

1 SOUTH – Altrincham are six points in front of Warrington Wolverines whom they narrowly beat 2-1, Curzon Ashton lost ground after a 3-2 home defeat to Liverpool Feds Reserves who now join them on a dozen points. Chester saw off Stockport County Blues 3-2 and Northwich Vixens netted eight times at City of Liverpool.

SOUTHERN – Saints hit summit

PREMIER – Southampton FC Ladies took over at the top from Woodley United on goal-difference when scoring nine at Newbury, Ella Pusey got three of them for the Saints who have won all three games to date.

ONE – Abingdon United beat Southampton WFC Development 4-1, with Heather Young scoring twice, to go level on points with their third-placed visitors.

SOUTH WEST – Grecians go goal crazy

Photo: @aekbocoladiesfc

PREMIER – Exeter City are second after crushing Torquay United 16-0, five apiece for Sian Chapman and Sophie Gillies. Marine Academy Plymouth’s 4-1 win over Ilminster Town put them third and Portishead had a walkover against Middlezoy.

1 EASTERN – AEK Boco’s narrow 3-2 win over ninth-in-the-table Swindon Town Development was nevertheless good enough to send them top, with Cheltenham Town Development up to second with all four goals at Oldand Abbotonians. It is five defeats in a row now for FC Chippenham who lost out 3-2 at home to Laverstock & Ford, while Wootton Bassett Town went above Trowbridge Town by recording an 8-1 scoreline over them.

1 WESTERN – Alphington took over at the top with a 2-1 win over visitors St Agnes. Pen Mill put five away at Exeter & Tedburn Rangers of which two were scored by Letisha Templer. Weston Mendip’s Emily Harrington got a couple as they won 5-1 at Weston Super Mare.

WEST MIDLANDS – Sphinx in pole position

PREMIER – Coventry Sphinx’s 4-2 win at Worcester United saw them into pole position, Goldenhill Wanderers got their first ever victory at this level with the only goal at Stockingford AA Pavilion. Sutton Coldfield Town were 2-1 victors at Crusaders, Redditch United netted an 8-1 result over Knowle and Leafield Athletic defeated hosts Lye Town 3-0.

1 NORTH – Leek Town have maximum points from seven games after a 2-1 success at second-placed AFC Telford United. Shrewsbury Town sent Florence home beaten 6-0, Wyrley pipped Port Vale to the points 4-3.

1 SOUTH – Leaders Sedgley & Gornal United got back to winning ways with a 4-1 score at Coventry City, moving six points ahead of the rest.

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