Women’s Regional League Round-Up: Dartford stage great cup comeback

Dartford stage cup comeback
Lauren Restel and Rozalia Sitarz of Ashford Ladies cannot prevent Dartford’s Shauni Griffiths scoring. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Notable Women’s Regional League Cup wins for Blackburn CSC, Dartford, Loughborough Students, Phoenix Sports and Tower Hamlets.

EASTERN – Wymondham pip Hatters on pens

PREMIER – Harlow Town lead by seven points after running out 11-1 winners at Haringey Borough.

LEAGUE CUP Q-F – Millwall Lionesses took hosts Bedford to after extra-time before bowing out 5-2, Wymondham Town won 5-4 over Luton Town on penalties following a goalless deadlock and Royston Town beat Wroxham 2-0.

LEAGUE PLATE Q-F – Results: Cambridge City Development 2-0 Stevenage Development, Gorleston 1-7 Hutton, Leigh Ramblers 3-1 Wodson Park.

EAST MIDLANDS – Loughborough Students stun Stags

Loughborough Students after their surprise cup win
Loughborough Students after their surprise victory. (Photo: @LSUWFC_)

PREMIER – Northampton Town sank Kettering Town 7-0 with five second-half goals, Francesca Partridge and Aimee Smith with two apiece.

1 NORTH –  Arnold Eagles advanced two places to fifth with five goals against Sleaford Town, Amy Gauvrit and Natasha Leach each with two.

1 SOUTH – Oadby & Wigston thrashed Corby Town 15-0, Lucy Phillips-Poole leading the way with a four-goal haul.

LEAGUE CUP Q-F- Peterborough United defeated Premier title rivals Rotherham United 5-2, Loughborough Students knocked out the league’s second-placed side Mansfield Town 3-1 with the aid of a Nnola Oyeka double.

LEAGUE PLATE Q-F – Oughtibridge netted five goals before the break as they saw off Notts County 6-1, Chelsea Wall contributing a brace. Arnold Town put out Loughborough Foxes Vixens as Jodie Ellis hit a hat-trick in the 4-2 result. Ilkeston host Rise Park on Wednesday.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST  – Dartford fightback to make final

PREMIER – Denham United took the points 3-2 at Aylesford with a Oana-Elena Negrea brace and the other from substitute Kim Pendred. Fulham came from behind in winning 2-1 at Eastbourne Town where Gemma Taylor was on target.

LEAGUE CUP S-F – Dartford staged a great fightback to overturn a 4-2 deficit and defeat Ashford Town (MIddx) 5-4 with the help of a Caitlin Hirst double.

GREATER LONDON JOHN GREENACRE MEMORIAL TROPHY 2ND RD = Division 2 North side Tower Hamlets edged out Premier strugglers Victoire, Amber Clarke, Natalie Keating and Alexandra Milne netting in a 3-2 victory.

Photo: @THWFC

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Parkwood Rangers went second after beating Ashford 6-3 despite a red card for Chelsea Mayhew, as Rachel Mugami scored three times. Newhaven’s Lauren Smith got the only goal in the game with Eastbourne United, while Crawley Wasps Development defeated Hassocks 3-0.

LEAGUE CUP S-F – Phoenix Sports sent runaway league leaders Worthing to a 2-1 loss after extra-time, Lillie-Mae Allison and Grace Laveick their scorers. They will face Herne Bay – 4-0 winners over Lewes Foundation – in the final at Maidstone United FC on 5 April.

NORTH EAST LEAGUE – West End can’t stop winning

1 NORTH – Sunderland West End made it a dozen straight wins with an scoreline at Consett where Kristen Whitfield scored three, Boro Rangers hit Prudhoe Town 6-1 with Alys Beadle netting half their tally.

1 SOUTH – Sheffield Wednesday took back top spot from York RI with a 1-0 win at fourth-placed Bridlington Rovers.

NORTH WEST – Blackburn CSC cause cup shock

PREMIER – Fleetwood Town Wrens  forced their way into fifth with a 5-2 result at Sir Tom Finney.

1 SOUTH – Altrincham rose to fifth with a 7-1 win at Liverpool Feds Reserves, Northwich Vixens netted all three goals at Wythenshawe Amateurs to go up two places to sixth.

ARGYLE SPORTS KIT LEAGUE CUP – Blackburn CSC pulled off a 4-0 win at higher division Morecambe in the 1st Round, Manchester Stingers went through on penalties after finishing 4-4 with West Didsbury & Chorlton and other 2nd round results were: FC United Of Manchester 6-1 West Kirby, Tranmere Rovers 4-2 Mossley Hill.

SOUTHERN – Moneyfields retake leadership

PREMIER – Moneyfields went back to the top when coming from behind to post a 3-1 result at Newbury and AFC Bournemouth are just a goal behind after an 8-2 defeat of Oxford City. Wycombe Wanderers were 5-2 winners at Ascot United where Tara Ashley Woodward scored three and the basement battle between Winchester City Flyers and Warsash Wasps ended 3-3.

ONE – Eastleigh won 4-2 at Abbey Rangers to leapfrog them into second spot on goal-difference, all their goals coming in the last quarter from Samantha Hide (2), Leah Shave and substitute Emma Simpson. Wycombe Wanderers Development’s Chloe Ball hit three of their goals in a 4-1 result against Alton Tilehurst Panthers.

SOUTH WEST – Penalties put Ilminster into semi-finals

PREMIER – Callington Town climbed a couple of places to third after taking the points 4-1 at Torquay United.

1 EASTERN – Sherborne Town opened up a three point lead over Swindon Spitfires with a Jemma Tewkesbury effort at Forest Green Rovers.

1 NORTHERN – Downend Flyers defeated Weston Super Mare with a Harriet Giles double to get off the mark and off the bottom at their visitors expense.

1 WESTERN – Bude Town’s ten players drew 2-2 at St Agnes with Sarah Badham getting both their goals, Plympton walloped Exeter & Tedburn Rangers 19-0, Lucy Atkinson topscoring with five.

PAT SOWDEN CUP Q-F – Second-in-the-league Bishops Lydeard had to battle for a 6-4 victory over Marine Academy Plymouth, Ilminster Town edged Keynsham Town Development in a shoot-out after ending two apiece.

WEST MIDLANDS – Ten-player Kingfisher overcome Cookley

Photo: @kingfisher_fc

PREMIER – Leek Town put 14 past Lye Town after a second-half goal-glut that saw Chantelle Gallagher take her tally to seven for the day and 84th-minute sub Rehanne Mellor find time for a hat-trick. Solihull Ladies United scored nine against Worcester City with four for Hayley Wilford.

DIVISIONAL CUP  Q-F – Sutton Coldfield Town came through 6-3 after extra-time at Crusaders, Niamh Deasy and Imogen Fisher each with two.

1 NORTH – Sandwell’s Siobhan Hodgetts scored twice in a 4-2 defeat of Stoke City Development, Shrewsbury Town are third after edging Wyrley 2-1 and Port Vale’s first points came as they hit Sutton Coldfield Town Royals for six with the aid of a Meg Baldwin treble.

1 SOUTH – Kingfisher’s Aneka Ahmed saw red but Aimee Higgins’ brace brought a 3-2 win over Cookley Sports, Beth Roberts accounted for half Droitwich Spa’s six against Sedgley & Gornal United, Rugby Town ran up a 9-1 scoreline with Leamington Lions and Kidderminster Harriers were awarded the fixture at Coventry City.

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