Wallsend BC go top of North East League

Barnsley WFC v Wallsend BC, North East Women's League Premier Division
Wallsend BC celebrate going top of the North East League). (Photo: @wallsendbcwomen)

One change at the top of the Regional League Premier Divisions saw Wallsend BC depose North East leaders Barnsley FC Women.

EASTERN – Barking and Stevenage hit six

Premier – In a programme hit by County Cup commitments and the weather, Barking moved up to fourth place and Stevenage climbed to sixth when netting six goals each. Barking were 6-1 winners at Needham Market, Stevenage beat Bowers & Pitsea 6-2.

1 South – Wodson Park’s Sophie Vale bagged a brace in their 3-0 victory at Stanway Pegasus, Hertford Town saw off Southend United 3-1.

EAST MIDLANDS – Dronfield step up promotion push

1 North – Ruby Burns hit a hat-trick in Dronfield Town’s 6-1 defeat of SJR Worksop, who had Ayesha Stead sent off. The result put Dronfield just a point behind their second-placed visitors.

1 South – Northampton Town Devs thrashed Nuneaton Borough 13-1 to go within a point of leaders Thrapston Town, Cardea substitute Isabelle Woosnam scored as they got off the mark in a 1-1 draw with New Bradwell St Peter.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Ten-player Steyning out of drop zone

Premier – Dartford defeated Saltdean United to extend their leadership to four points, fourth-placed Ebbsfleet United scored four without reply at Aylesford, Dorking Wanderers went fifth with a 2-1 victory against Enfield Town.

1 South – Bromley are up to second after an 8-0 defeat of Hastings United in which Phoebe Murton struck three times. Steyning Town had Sami Phillips sent off in the first half but sub Chloe Tunnicliffe scored in a 2-2 tie with Montpelier Villa that lifted them out of the relegation zone. Eastbourne United won 2-0 at Bexhill United, where Bethany Chambers and Grace Hill were on target.

NORTH EAST – Wallsend BC beat Tykes to takeover at the top

Premier – Wallsend BC took top spot from Barnsley FC, whom they beat 3-2 away and still have two games in hand on. Harrogate Town stayed goal-difference off the bottom after going down 4-3 at home to Wakefield AFC, South Shields up to fourth with a 7-0 sinking of Redcar Town which featured a hat-trick by Annece Legg.

1 North – Wallsend BC Reserves narrowly beat past Chester le Street United 2-1, quickly overcoming a Francesca Lambert opener with goals by Chloe Adam and Amber Witson by the 23rd minute. Hartlepool Pools Youth picked up their first win, 2-1 over Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves.

NORTH WEST – Fleetwood win local derby at Blackpool

Premier – Fleetwood Town Wrens’ Emily Jones got three goals as they ran out 5-1 midweek winners at Blackpool, to leave their local rivals ten points adrift of them in the relegation place.

1 North – Workington Reds beat Morecambe 1-0 away with a Beatrix Barber goal, Bolton Wanderers also continued their push for a top-half finish with a 4-1 defeat of Fleetwood Town Wrens Reserves.

1 South – Chester are just goal-difference behind leaders Wythenshawe after a 4-2 win at fourth-placed Warrington, mid-table Poulton Vics won 5-1 at Mossley Hill Athletic and have games in hand on all other teams.

SOUTHERN – Long Crendon extend lead

Premier – Warminster Town scored two second-half goals to win 3-1 at Eastleigh, moving within a point of their sixth-placed hosts.

1 North – Long Crendon put six past hosts Ascot United Reserves with Samantha Jackson coming off the bench to net twice, as they opened up a nine-point lead. Abingdon United Development went in 3-0 up at half time on the way to a 4-2 victory over the Chesham United counterparts.

1 South –  AFC Stoneham hit Fleet Town for six to move level on points with second-in-the-table AFC Portchester.

Chairman’s Cup 1st Rd – Winchester City Flyers went through with a 3-1 defeat of Badshot Lea.

SOUTH WEST – Leaders Poole pegged back by Purton

Premier – Bristol Rovers beat Frampton Rangers 4-0 with three goals coming from Helena Costa, as they put themselves six points ahead of second-placed Sherborne Town who have one game in hand.

1 East – Leaders Poole Town were held 2-2 at home by Purton, leaving Wootton Bassett Town in a position to catch them with their three games in hand, as they beat Stockwood Wanderers 4-2 aided by a Libby Davies treble.

WEST MIDLANDS – Brewers bubbling up

Premier – Burton Albion scored all four goals of the game at Lichfield City to go second, Knowle’s Demi-Lee Rolph was at the double as they drew 2-2 at Solihull Sporting in their bid to escape the bottom two.

1 North –  AFC Telford United have a three-point lead after putting five past Lichfield City Reserves, while Walsall FC Women were going down 5-2 at Port Vale.

1 South – Alvechurch cut Long Itchington’s lead at the top to a single point when sinking Droitwich Spa 6-0, helped by Charlotte Leedham’s hat-trick.  Bewdley Town’s Lauren Thompson also netted three times as they won 4-1 at Worcester City Development to leapfrog them in the table. Rugby Town’s Kelsey Green struck in stoppage-time to rescue a point in a 3-3 draw at Redditch United, who have finished their fixtures with them sitting eight points ahead of danger.

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