Women’s Regional League 2021/22 campaign rises in the East

Wroxham beat Luton Town 4-2
Wroxham made a winning start with a 4-2 result over Luton Town. (@PhotoHardy)

The Eastern League got the Women’s Regional campaign underway on 15 August, with competitive football returning and in front of fans too.

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Premier – Wroxham’s Grace Birchall hit a hat-trick as Luton Town were defeated 4-2, Wymondham Town got all three goals of the game at Bedford and Bowers & Pitsea blew away hosts St Ives Town 5-0, four of those from Whitney Locke. Angel Gwynne got two goals as Haringey Borough came away from Kings Lynn Town 3-2 victors, Colney Heath levelled late on in a 1-1 tie with AFC Dunstable, Sasha Manders scoring with a minute left to cancel out Emily Wilson’s opener.

1 North – Whittlesey Athletic fielded nine 16-18 year-olds in their first Tier Six fixture, Annie Posnett scoring twice as Needham Market were held 3-3, Lois Balfour with a brace for the visitors. Biggleswade United made a winning debut 3-1 over visitors Newmarket Town.

1 South – Cheshunt’s Frances Gamble scored three minutes into their opening regional league game but hosts Hutton hit back to draw 1-1. Herts Vipers won their first ever game at this level, 2-0 at Wodson Park, while Leigh Ramblers’ Rebecca Dalgarno contributed twice as East Bergholt United were beaten 5-3.

The London & South East League kicks off next Sunday, 22 August, the East Midlands has a midweek start on 1 September, while fixtures are also out for North East, South West and West Midlands.

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