Swindon Town Win South West Title

Sunday May 1st

Bradford City 1-1 Nuneaton Town
Loughborough Foxes 2-1 Newcastle United
Nottingham Forest 3-0 Stoke City
Sporting Club Albion 4-0 Blackburn Rovers
Coventry United 2-3 Charlton Athletic (Att: 78)
Cardiff City LFC 4-2 C&K Basildon
Leicester City LFC 1-10 Loughborough Students
Peterborough Northern Star 2-3 Sporting Khalsa
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Leicester City WFC (Att: 55)
Blackpool Wren Rovers 1-5 Chorley (Att: 50)
Chester-le-Street Town 2-2 Tranmere Rovers
Denham United 0-3 Gillingham
Lowestoft Town 2-4 Crystal Palace (Att: 76)
Luton Town 0-2 Ipswich Town
Milton Keynes Dons 6-0 Old Actonians
Chichester City 2-0 Keynsham Town (Att: 56)
Swindon Town 8-0 Shanklin (Att: 92)

Seven points from 4 games will be enough to see Sporting Club Albion to the Northern title, following a 4-0 result over Blackburn. Goals from Abi Cottam, Eleanor Clark and Kelly Darby saw Albion race into a 3-0 lead in only 15 minutes, with Cottam completing the scoirng by the break.

Nottingham Forest are a point behind Stoke in fourth having sent them to a 3-0 defeat. Elizabeth Ejupi got the first 3 minutes in, Annabel McKechnie and Georgie Gladwin adding one each in the last 20 minutes.

Nuneaton posted a good 1-1 draw tie at Bradford to see them 2 points above the drop zone with one game to go. They were in front but Hannah Campbell equalised and City’s Rosie McDonnell then rattled the crossbar.

Loughborough Foxes’ 2-1 win over Newcastle keeps up their survival hopes but they must win their final match to possibly avoid the drop. Lindsey McCubbin got an early goal for United but Foxes turned it round in the space of 8 minutes before half time, Shauna Chambers and Lisa Giampalma scoring.

Charlton are the Southern Division runners-up following a good win by the best of five goals at Coventry. A Natasha Lynch goal had United ahead at the halfway point but Kim Dixson fired home a free kick and Kit Graham’s diving header put the Addicks in front. Amber Hughes equalised only for Ellen Baxter to net an 89th-minute winner.

Pictured – Charlton Athletic after winning today.

Cardiff made sure of third spot when defeating C&K Basildon 4-2.

Midlands champions Leicester City Women completed a perfect season but needed a late Helen Busby winner after Wolves pegged them back with 9 minutes left on the clock, Laura McQuilkin cancelling out Holly Morgan’s opener.

Loughborough Students hit double figures at Leicester City Ladies to leapfrog them and get into the top half of the table, Eva Rogers leading the way with four, Amelia Cruwys bagging a brace and one each for Teighlor Pengelly, Holly Gibson and Nikki Payne.

Sporting Khalsa won the relegation ‘six-pointer’ at PNS 3-2 to take their survival hopes into their last game, with Northern Star needing to win both their remaining matches. 0-1  Cassie Steward and Jodie Bartle scored for Start after Megan Wilton opener for Sporting but Jodie Brogan soon levelled and Rebecca Knight hit a 63rd-minute penalty decider.

Chester-le-Street missed a chance to secure their Northern Division 1 status when held 2-2 by Tranmere, who are now 6 points from safety with 5 games to go.

Chorley are on course for third place after a 5-1 victory at Blackpool Wren Rovers.

Crystal Palace are one game away from completing an unbeaten season as South East Champions, winning 4-2 at Lowestoft.

MK Dons and Gillingham are still fighting for second, Dons hitting Old Actonians for six, the Gills getting three at Denham through Katie Hardaker, Kallie Balfour and Jade Keogh.

Ipswich can still take fifth place after winning 2-0 at Luton, where Jade Henry and Zoe Cossey were their scorers.

Swindon Town  thrashed Shanklin 8-0 to win promotion from South West Division 1. Beth Westlake scored in either half, Meg Vella added a couple, Abby Picton a hat-trick, with Sarah Uzzell rounding off the rout.

Pictured – Chichester’s Tammy Waine lifts the ball over the Keynsham stand-in keeper to score.

Chichester’s 2-0 defeat of Keynsham sealed the runners-up spot for them, Jenna Fowlie and Tammy Waine getting on the scoresheet.

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