Women’s Regional League Round-Up: Millers fail to derail Posh promotion push

Peterborough United won top-two clash 5-3.
Peterborough United pulled off a stunning late comeback at Rotherham United. (Photo: Andy Powell)

Almondsbury, Notts County and Sherborne Town all went top of their respective Women’s Regional League divisions, while Abbey Rangers won a penalty shoot-out 14-13.

EASTERN – Wymondham knock leaders out of Cup

PREMIER – Luton Town scored five at Haringey Borough, Peterborough Northern Star defeated AFC Dunstable 6-1, Bowers & Pitsea had a good 4-1 win over Bedford as Megan Harley hit a hat-trick and Colney Heath’s Megan Kelly got the solitary goal that beat St Ives Town

ONE NORTH – Cambridge City Development stretched their lead with a 3-2 win in the top of the table clash versus Kings Lynn Town,
Newmarket Town saw off AFC Sudbury 2-1 to go third with East Bergholt United going down 3-1 at Histon whose Poppy Kelly bagged  a brace, while Needham Market overcame Gorleston 9-1 as substitute Annie Northwood and Lois Balfour each claimed a treble.

ONE SOUTH – Second-placed Leigh Ramblers held leaders Millwall Lionesses 3-3 with a Rebecca Dalgarno double, Wodson Park won 4-2 over Hoddesdon Town Owls as Kristina O’Connell notched a hat-trick and Stevenage Development had a walkover at Lawford

LEAGUE CUP 1ST RD – Wymondham Town eliminated league leaders Harlow Town 2-1 with a Hannah Waters brace.

EAST MIDLANDS – Posh in powerful late show

PREMIER – Peterborough United pushed themselves nine points clear after a late fightback turned a 3-1 deficit at Rotherham United into a 5-3 success. The Millers were leapfrogged into second-placed by Mansfield Town following their 6-2 result at Loughborough Students. Ollerton Town’s Shoniqua Barnes got three in a 6-1 win at Kettering Town, Woodlands went one better against Rise Park as Jody Scott had a five-goal haul.

1 NORTH – Sleaford Town edged Lincoln Moorlands-Railway in a seven-goal thriller as Maisie Kirwan got the decisive strike, Grimsby Borough came from two down with a Suzanne Green double to draw 2-2 with Arnold Eagles, whereas Arnold Town defeated Cleethorpes Town 3-0.

1 SOUTH – Notts County took top spot from Beaumont Park on goal-difference after beating them 4-0 away. Ilkeston Town’s 5-1 win over Loughborough Foxes Vixens put them third, Derby County Community defeated Thrapston Town 3-1 with the aid of two by Shannon Purdy, while Corby Town and Lutterworth Athletic drew 1-1.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Leading pair held

PREMIER – Substitute Roisin Stone protected leaders Dulwich Hamlet’s unbeaten record when held 1-1 at home by Denham United, QPR Girls Development were unable to make up ground despite a Melanie Hall double as they drew 2-2 at Eastbourne Town. Ashford Town (Middlesex) went third as Nadia Peters netted on 85 minutes for a 4-3 victory at Fulham, Dartford overtook Whyteleafe on goal-difference when defeatng them 4-2 and Saltdean United took the points 2-1 at Aylesford.

GREATER LONDON PREMIER – Watford Development held top of the table New London Lionesses 2-2, Sutton United climbed to second as Faye Butler struck three of their five goals past Victoire. Clapham United had a good 3-1 result at Hackney where Serena Guardino scored twice, Tottenham Hotspur 3rds ran out 8-3 winners over Godalming Town.

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Worthing opened up an eleven-point lead from as many wins in a row with a 4-1 result at Hassocks. Ashford LFC’s 5-0 scoreline against Phoenix Sports featured four goals for Jenny Newman, other games ended Herne Bay 4-0 Eastbourne United, Newhaven 1-1 Parkwood Rangers

NORTH EAST LEAGUE – Altofts and York RI defeat top two 

York RI defeat divisional leaders
Photo: @YorkRIAFCLadies

PREMIER – Hartlepool United are second after a 3-1 success at Ossett United, South Shields were 4-3 winners at Wallsend BC, while Redcar Town’s Jessica Round got all their goals in a 3-2 result at York City.

1 NORTH – Alnwick Town are up to second with a 5-1 score against Consett in which Michelle Stewart netted four, Lumley went down 5-3 at home to Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves for whom Libby Waller hit a hat-trick. Washington’s Abigail Phipps got the only goal at Chester le Street Town Development and Blyth Town sub Sharni Turnbull scored in  a 2-1 win at Prudhoe Town.

1 SOUTH – Losses for the leading pair incredibly left the top four level on points. York Railway Institute downed leaders Wakefield Trinity 4-2 and Altofts went one better against Sheffield Wednesday with all of those in the last 30 minutes, while elsewhere Bradford Park Avenue held Hepworth United 2-2.

NORTH WEST – Salford net dozen

PREMIER – The top four all won; FC United of Manchester 3-2 at Morecambe, Tranmere Rovers 8-1 at Mossley Hill Athletic, Crewe Alexandra 2-1 over Merseyrail and Manchester Stingers 5-1 against Fleetwood Town Wrens, while Wigan Athletic just got the better of  West Didsbury & Chorlton 2-1.

1 NORTH – Penrith stayed in pole position with a 3-1 win at Penwortham Town, there were six-goal margins of victory away from home for Blackburn CSC (7-1 at Carlisle United) and Blackpool (6-0 at Leigh RMI).

1 SOUTH – Salford City Lionesses put a dozen past Wythenshawe Amateurs to go further clear, Northwich Vixens had a goalless draw with Warrington Wolverines.

ARGYLE SPORTS KIT CUP 1ST RD – West Kirby went through 4-1 at Preston North End. Accrington CFC accounted for Altrincham with a 3-0 away win.

SOUTHERN – Abbey Rangers win penalty marathon

Abbey Rangers won a shoot-out 14-13.
Photo:@AbbeyRangersLFC

ONE – Lauryn Abery’s four goals f0r Tilehurst Panthers were all in vain as Helen Corbin hit a hat-trick in a 5-4 thriller for visitors AFC Bournemouth Development. Wycombe Wanderers Development only edged basement side Alton 3-2 mainly thanks to Chloe Ball’s brace.

LEAGUE CUP Q-F – AFC Bournemouth hit Oxford City for six, Abingdon United’s Amy Pipe scored the crucial second goal in a 2-1 result at Bournemouth Sports and Moneyfields eliminated Ascot United with a brace by Sheree Bell-Jack.

CHAIRMAN’S CUP Q-F – Abbey Rangers progressed in a lengthy shoot-out 14-13 at Warsash Wasps after the sides were deadlocked at 1-1. Wycombe Wanderers’ Tara Ashley Woodward got three in a 5-1 win at Newbury and Abingdon Town came from behind to knock out Woodley United 3-1.

SOUTH WEST – Five-goal Tewkesbury helps send Sherborne Town top

PREMIER – Bishops Lydeard moved up to second as 3-2 winners at Middlezoy, Marine Academy Plymouth beat Bideford 3-1.

1 EASTERN – Sherborne Town took over at the top having hit Trowbridge Town 10-1 with five for Jemma Tewkesbury, leaving just one point separating the first four. Forest Green Rovers’ Ashleigh Watson was twice on target in a 2-2 tie with Laverstock & Ford.

1 NORTHERN – Almondsbury jumped from fourth to first and replaced Cheltenham Town Development at the top with a 3-9 defeat of Chipping Sodbury Town.

Almondsbury jumoed to the top of their table
Photo: @almondsburyuwelfc

1 WESTERN – Plymouth Argyle Reserves are three went clear in first place with a 4-2 scoreline at home to Plympton.

WEST MIDLANDS – Sutton Coldfield hit back to beat Leek

PREMIER – Despite falling behind in the second half, Sutton Coldfield Town still beat Leek Town 4-1. Coundon Court netted tree tomes without reply against Knowle and Crusaders crushed Worcester City 12-1.

1 NORTH – Stoke City Development stung top team AFC Telford United 7-2 with four from Manny Delle, Solihull Sporting won 3-1 away to Wyrley to go above them in the table.

LEAGUE CUP Q-F – Kidderminster Harriers stormed to a 13-0 result at Coventry City where Dani Selmes scored five, Stourbridge went through 5-0 at Rugby Town, Sandwell put out Port Vale 5-2 and Cookley Sports got the only goal at Leamington Lions.

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