Women’s County League Round-Up: Three more divisions won

Tite-winning AFC Stoneham
AFC Stoneham. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

The latest Women’s County League divisional winners are AFC Stoneham, Netherton United and Retford.

Cambridgeshire – The Premiership title was decided on the final day, as Netherton United comfortably beat March Town United to take the top spot from Cambridge University. Jenna Nairn and Leah Stacey each bagged a brace in a 7-0 victory.

Hampshire – AFC Stoneham clinched the Division 1 title with games to spare after a double header of 4-1 and 3-1 wins over Winchester Flyers Reserves, combined with second-placed Down Grange crashing 10-2 at home to United Services Portsmouth. Stoneham’s Reserves will finish top of Division 4 – currently led by QK Southampton Development – if they beat third-placed fellow title-chasers Widbrook United Reserves on Sunday.

Winchester City Flyers Reserves and AFC Stoneham
Winchester City Flyers Reserves and AFC Stoneham. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Lancashire – The League Cup Final on Sunday 27 June at Longridge Town FC will see Haslingden take on Langho at 4pm, the former accounting for Stanwix 6-2 in last weekend semis, the latter beating Burnley Belvedere 3-1. It will be a double header with Plate Final first up 1at 1pm, as Bury (6-1 semi-final winners over Bolton County) facing Penwortham Town Reserves, who eliminated Hindley on penalties after retrieving a two-goal deficit to force a shoot-out.

Norfolk – Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers and Mulbarton Belles won through to Sunday’s GiveToLocal Cup Final at The Nest, on Holt Road, Norwich. Rovers netted nine times against Stalham Town to set up a midweek semi-final against Bungay Town, which they won 2-0. Belles were 6-2 winners over Tavern OB on Thursday. Semi-finals in the 4Sports Vase saw Fakenham Town go through 3-2 at Thetford Town despite an injury to Olivia Baker which required 11 stitches. Sprowston Athletic were given a walkover against North Walsham Town, with the final on 30 June at Fakenham.

Mulbarton Belles beat Tavern OB 6-2
Mulbarton Belles beat Tavern OB 6-2 on Thursday. (@PhotoHardy)

Nottinghamshire – Retford were declared Division 2 champions after remaining challengers Newark Town suffered a 9-3 home defeat to Gedling Southbank, for whom Stacey Pearce scored four and Katie Sharman three.

Sheffield & Hallamshire – The League Cup Final is on 27 June at Shelley FC, where the Development teams from Barnsley and Wakefield Trinity kick off at 3pm. This is preceded at 1pm by the Shield which, will be contested by Kiveton Park and Handsworth.

Staffordshire – Walsall Wood host Tamworth Academy at the BBG Stadium in the Nightingale Cup Final on 27 June, kick off 2pm.

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