Women’s pre-season friendlies – results from the opening games

Newcastle United beat Wroxham 4-1
Wroxham get in a tackle at Newcastle United. (Photo: Colin Lock)

With August now here, many women’s teams took advantage of the chance to resume competitive grassroots games and kicked off their pre-season friendlies.

A number of FA Women’s National League sides were in action among teams from the Regional Leagues and County Leagues, with some mixed results.

Not all scores were given but those that were are detailed below.

Pre-Season Friendly results:

Sunday 2nd August 

Abingdon United 1-1 Maidenhead United
AFC Dunstable 3-2 Hartham United
Appleby Frodingham 1-5 Millmoor
Arsenal 5-1 Aston Villa
Ashford Town (Middx) 2-3 Walton Casuals
Beacon Hill Rovers 1-5 Lawford
Belvedere 1-7 Workington Reds
Birtley Town 6-0 Consett Belles
Boldmere St Michaels 1-0 Swindon Town

Boldmere v Swindon Town
Boldmere St Michaels (formerly Birmingham & West Mids( edged Swindon Town 1-0. (Photo: @asandysmith)

Bowers & Pitsea 3-6 Kent Football United XI
Brantham Athletic 4-2 Chantry Grasshoppers
Bromley 2-3 Whyteleafe
Cheadle Town Stingers 2-2 Blackpool
Chesham United 8-0 Sport London Benfica
Chorley 0-2 Fleetwood Town Wrens
Colney Heath 4-0 Watford Dev
Corby Town 4-4 Asfordby
Dronfield Town 1-3 Rise Park
Droylsden 5-6 Mancunian Unity
Enfield Town 0-8 Portsmouth
Enfield Town Res 0-3 Sutton United
FC United of Manchester 3-1 Wakefield Trinity
Feniton 3-4 Liverton United
Headington Amateurs 6-2 Wallingford
Helston Athletic 3-0 Wadebridge
Laverstock & Ford 2-5 Bournemouth Sports
Liphook United 2-2 Chichester
Longwell Green 0-5 Larkhall Athletic

Longwell v Larkhall Athletic
Larkhall Athletic win a header at Longwell. (Photo @MartinSmithMcfc)

Mersey Valley 6-1 Chester City
Mitcheldean 2-3 Gloucester City
Moneyfields 2-1 Poole Town
Newcastle United 4-1 Wroxham
Oakwood 2-2 Rustington Raiders
Olveston United 4-2 Downend Flyers
Plymouth Argyle Dev 5-0 Torquay United
Pocklington Town 4-1 South Cave
Saltdean 2-1 AFC Wimbledon U-23s
Solihull Ladies United 7-0 Rushall Olympic
Solihull Moors 1-7 West Bromwich Albion
Swinton 2-3 AFC Bolton
Stourbridge 11-0 St Vixen
Thackley 3-3 Bradford Park Avenue
Wallsend BC 2-7 Middlesbrough
Walshaw Sports 2-5 Middleton Colts
Warrington Wolves 2-2 Crewe Alexandra

North West League outfit Fleetwood Town Wrens pulled off a 2-0 result at Chorley, where Beth Gregory and Sophie Slater were on target, the latter on her debut.

An Amy Russ hat-trick saw Kent Football United win 6-3 at Eastern League side Bowers & Pitsea.

Middlesbrough’s Tyler Dodds got four in the 7-2 scoreline at Wallsend, a tally matched by Leigh McFadyen as Mersey Valley sunk Chester City 6-1.

Jade Widdows’ 30-minute second-half treble was a feature of Portsmouth’s 8-0 victory at Enfield Town.

There was three each also for Chesham United’s prolific scorer Gemma Fraser and debutant Karima Elouath, as they also netted eight against Sport London Benfica.

Nicole Barrett’s penalty earned Maidenhead United a hard-fought draw at Southern League Abingdon United.

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