Watford, Newcastle and Cardiff City Ladies champions on goal-difference

Newcastle United won Division One North
Newcastle United won Division One North. (Photo: Julian Barker)

A thrilling conclusion to the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier title race saw Watford finish goal-difference ahead of Ipswich Town.

Ipswich defeated morning leaders Oxford United, as Watford took top spot with a 3-0 victory Billericay Town.

Watford now face Nottingham Forest in the play-off for promotion to the Barclays Women’s Championship, on Saturday 20 May at Stadium MK.

Durham Cestrian netted eight at Chorley but Newcastle United finished four goals ahead of them in Division One North, having won 2-0 at Barnsley.

Cardiff City Ladies played their re-arranged Division One South West fixture at Moneyfields, winning 2-0 to pip Exeter City to the title.

Cardiff City Ladies topped Division One South West
Cardiff City Ladies topped Division One South West. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Peterborough United won at runners-up Doncaster Rovers Belles to take fourth place in Division One Midlands, Evie Driscoll-King getting a late decider.

Southern Premier Division

Billericay Town 0-3 Watford (Att: 36)
Ipswich Town 1-0 Oxford United (Att: 844)

Division One Midlands

Doncaster Rovers Belles 1-2 Peterborough United

Division One North

Barnsley 0-2 Newcastle United
Chorley 0-8 Durham Cestria (Att: 135)

Division One South West

Moneyfields 0-2 Cardiff City LFC (Att: 102)

Wasps move on

Relegated from the Southern Premier Division this season, Crawley Wasps begin a new chapter under the banner of Haywards Heath Town.

Seventeen clubs granted FAW Women’s Tier 2 licences

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