Trio go top of Women’s Regional Leagues

Woodlands v Peterborogh United
Woodlands held Peterborough United to a draw. (Photo: Andy Powell)

Abingdon United, FC United of Manchester and Solihull Ladies United went top of Regional League Premier Divisions.

EASTERN – Wymondham win top two clash

PREMIER – Wymondham Town won the top of the table clash 2-1 versus Peterborough Northern Star, St Ives Town beat Bowers & Pitsea 5-0 to go second. Royston Town’s first win came 7-3 at AFC Dunstable, Colney Heath’s Nicola Puddick hit a hat-trick as they scraped a 4-3 victory at lowly Bedford, while Wroxham and Harlow Town shared six goals.

1 NORTH – Kings Lynn Town defeated Cambridge City Development 3-1 to replace them at the top, Needham Market got all five goals at Newmarket Town.

1 SOUTH – Millwall Lionesses moved into first place with a 4-1 defeat of Stevenage Development, AFC Sudbury scored four without reply at East Bergholt United, Leigh Ramblers won 2-0 at Wodson Park.

LEAGUE CUP – Hutton edged Histon 3-2 away to set up a 2nd Round tie at home to Kings Lynn next Sunday.

EAST MIDLANDS – Perkins hits 100th goal but Posh are pegged back by Woodlands

Peterborough United's Keir Parkins
Peterborough United’s Keir Perkins celebrates her 100th league goal. (Photo: Andy Powell)

PREMIER – Woodlands first point came in holding leaders Peterborough United 2-2, Katie Mayfield and Jody Scott on target for the underdogs, Keir Perkins scoring her 100th league goal for Posh. Rotherham United gained ground as Natalie Shaw struck three times in beating Rise Park 6-2, Ollerton Town are also a point off the top team having won 4-2 at Leicester City Ladies.

1 NORTH – Lincoln United hit SJR Worksop 6-1 to go second, the other three games were all 1-0 away wins; Leaders, Chestefield at Grimsby Town, Arnold Eagles at Lincoln Moorlands-Railway and Sleaford Town with an Abbey Young goal at Notts County Development.

1 SOUTH – Derby County Academy moved into first with a 4-0 result over Coalville Town Ravenettes, Ilkeston Town just beat Beaumont Park 3-2 to climb to second, while Loughborough Foxes Vixens sent AFC Leicester to a 3-0 defeat.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Hamlet on high

Aylesford v Dulwich Hamlet
Aylesford and Dulwich Hamlet keenly contest possession. (Photo Liam Asman)

PREMIER – Dulwich Hamlet made it three wins from four with a 2-0 result at Aylesford, which moved them top on goal-difference ahead of Dartford.

1 NORTH – Hackney held the leadership, a 5-2 score over Phoenix Sports making it four straight wins. Sutton United are second after putting eight past Victoire, Sophie Barnes with a four-goal haul, substitute Keisha Small getting a treble.

1 SOUTH – Ashford and Lewes Foundation have now both their season with back-to-back wins, the former sinking hosts Hassocks 7-0, the latter seeing off Newhaven 3-0.

NORTH EAST – Top two tie

PREMIER – The top of the table clash ended 2-2, as Hartlepool United had Rebecca Hanratty dismissed but Justine Robinson’s 90th-minute goal brought a point against York City. Alnwick Town’s Michelle Stewart scored three times as they edged a nine-goal thriller at Redcar Town. Farsley Celtic sub Aleah Harding got a couple to overturn a 2-1 interval deficit and win 5-2 at Sheffield Wednesday. Wallsend BC were 4-2 winners at South Shields.

1 NORTH – Washington went second as Morgan Straughan scored three of their six goals at Prudhoe Town, whose Kyla Davies was red-carded before the break. Boro Rangers won 2-1 at Chester le Street Town Development, where both Jade Featherstone and Eve Jackson netted shortly before the interval. Faye Jardine’s goal seconds into the game gave fair warning of the excitement about to unfold at West Allotment Celtic, the home side going on to beat Bishop Auckland 6-5 aided by Chloe Flannaghan’s treble.

1 SOUTH – Hull United sent leaders Altofts to a 4-1 defeat, Bradford Park Avenue came back from two down at half-time to win 3-2 at Hepworth United, Kirsty Russell contributing a couple. York Railway Institute’s Jodie Langstaff scored all their three goals in a tie at Millmoor and Farsley Celtic Juniors ran out 7-1 winners at Harrogate Town Development.

NORTH WEST – FC United leapfrog leaders

PREMIER – FC United of Manchester’s 2 -1 win over West Didsbury & Chorlton saw them replace their visitors at the top. Crewe Alexandra defeated Tranmere Rovers 4-1, Merseyrail’s first point came in a 2-2 tie at Fleetwood Town Wrens, while Cheadle Town Stingers took the points 2-1 at Mossley Hill Athletic.

1 NORTH – AFC Darwen lead following their 3-1 victory versus Penwortham Town, combined with Sir Tom Finney hitting former leaders Morecambe s Reserves 6-1. Blackburn Community Sports Club began with an 8-2 pasting of Preston North End.

1 SOUTH – Northwich Vixens rose to second with the only goal at Salford City Lionesses, Runcorn Linnets and West Kirby each have a first point after a 2-2 tie.

SOUTHERN – Abingdon United advance into first

Abingdon Unietd socrers
Nell Boxall, Lauren May and  Molly Lygo. (Image: @abingdonutdwfc)

PREMIER – Woodley United lost the leadership with Mollie Haines sent off as Wycombe Wanderers went away 3-0 winners. Abingdon United got three second-half goals to beat Ascot United and ascend into first place. AFC Bournemouth made a flying start, Hannah Bennett and Molly Clark with three apiece in an 11-0 mauling of hosts Oxford City.

ONE – Southampton Women’s Reserves went clear of the rest, Sophie Lee with a treble in the opening 20 minutes as they went on to win 10-1 at Abbey Rangers. Bournemouth Sports climbed above Abingdon Town into second after pipping them to the points 5-4, Eastleigh edged New Milton Town 2-1 as sub Tiffany Newland netted the decider, while AFC Bournemouth Development were 5-0 winners at Tilehurst Panthers.

SOUTH WEST – Five star Forest Green

PREMIER – Callington Town’s 2-0 win at Bishops Lydeard was sealed by sub Erin Spiller, Bideford sent Middlezoy Rovers to a fourth straight defeat 3-1.

1 EASTERN – Forest Green Rovers are five points clear after a fifth straight win, which came with the odd goal in five against Swindon Town Development. Both other Swindon sides remain without a point. Supermarine going down 3-0 at Frome Town, Spitfires conceding four at home to AEK Boco.

1 NORTHERN – Oldland Abbotonians pushed up into second with a 2-0 result over Cheltenham Town Development, Bryony Higgs and Sarah Robson finding the net.

1 WESTERN – AFC St Austell opened up a three-point lead in beating Alphington 5-2, Charlotte Whitmore featuring with four goals.

WEST MIDLANDS – Solihull Ladies United in pole position

PREMIER – Leek Town lost top spot but fought back from a 2-0 half-time deficit to tie 2-2 with Sutton Coldfield Town, substitute Chantelle Gallagher getting both their goals. Solihull Ladies United are new leaders after a 5-0 win at Redditch United. Coventry Sphinx beat City of Stoke 4-1 and Stockingford A A Pavilion clinched their first points with a Catherine Smith goal at Lye Town.

1 NORTH – AFC Telford United came from behind to beat Shrewsbury Town 2-1, Katie Ryan and Darel Tidman-Poole scoring for the top side. Stoke City Development did likewise in defeating Sandwell 3-2, but with a Lily Jackson brace. Tamworth won 1-0 at Wyrley thanks to Olivia Woolston’s effort, Shifnal Town’s Rebecca-Lee Bown hit the net three times in a 5-1 result at Coventry City, Port Vale put six past Walsall.

1 SOUTH – Solihull Sporting have five straight wins following a 7-1 sinking of Rugby Town, in which there were two goals and a red card for Janelle Straker. Knowle kept up the pressure when netting a 2-0 result at Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster Harriers won 3-0 at Kingfisher and Stourbridge stung Sedgley & Gornal United 8-0.

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