Here is the first round-up from the women’s regional leagues for 2020-21, with four of the eight competitions now underway.
EASTERN LEAGUE – Love conquers all
PREMIER DIVISION – Kyla Love came off the bench to strike twice as Wroxham edged Bowers & Pitsea 4-3, Hartow Town pipped Peterborough Northern Star 3-2 away. St Ives Town put four past Haringey Borough, there were 3-1 wins for Wymondham Town and Colney Heath at Bedford and home to AFC Dunstable respectively, while Royston Town drew 1-1 with Luton Town.
1 NORTH – Needham Market and Cambridge City Development shared eight goals, Newmarket Town netted four without reply at Haverhill Rovers.
1 SOUTH – Wodson Park’s Kristina O’Connell bagged a brace in a 3-2 victory at AFC Sudbury, Millwall Lionesses took the points 3-1 at Stevenage Development, Hutton saw off Leigh Ramblers 2-1.
EAST MIDLANDS LEAGUE – Begins 27 September.
LONDON & SOUTH EAST LEAGUE – Hamlet hit eight
PREMIER DIVISION – Dulwich Hamlet dismissed Aylesford 8-0 with three for Sophie Manzi, Saltdean United sank Whyteleafe 4-0 and all the goals came in the first-half as Eastbourne Town beat QPR 4-1. Fulham returned from Denham United 2-1 victors and Dartford defeated Ashford Town (Middlesex) 2-0.
1 NORTH – Clapham United overcame hosts Victoire 5-1, Hackney won by the odd goal in five at Watford Development and Phoenix Sports finished all square with Sutton United at 2-2.
1 SOUTH – Worthing had seven different scorers as they hit hosts Hassocks 10-0, Lauren Williams’ first-half double saw Herne Bay win 2-0 over Parkwood Rangers, Crawley Wasps DS won 2-1 at Newhaven with their goals coming from Lauren Callaghan and Rebekah Dunt.
NORTH EAST LEAGUE – Begins 27 September.
NORTH WEST LEAGUE – Begins 4 October.
SOUTHERN LEAGUE – Begins 4 October.
SOUTH WEST LEAGUE – Winning debut for St Austell
PREMIER DIVISION – Ilminster Town’s Jodi Cornwall hit a hat-trick in the 6-2 success at Wootton Bassett Town, Marine Academy Plymouth netted five without reply at Torquay United. Bishops Lydeard substitute Imogen Miller scored in a 3-2 win at Middlezoy and Callington Town saw off Bideford 2-0.
1 NORTH – Weston Mendip won 5-0 over Weston Super Mare, Oldland Abbotonians’ Bryony Higgs featured with a treble in the 4-1 defeat of Downend Flyers. There were 3-1 victories for Bristol Ladies Union against Almondsbury and Frampton Rangers versus Cheltenham Town Development.
1 EAST – Frome Town edged Chipping Sodbury Town 1-0 as Stacey Hill came off the bench to score, Swindon Town Development won their derby 3-0 at Swindon Spitfires, Forest Green Rovers came through 3-1 at AEK Boco.
1 WEST – AFC St Austell made a winning debut despite playing 30 minutes a player short due to injuries, Charlotte Whitmore scoring twice as they won 3-2 at Plymouth Argyle Reserves. Alphington had six different scorers in beating Pen Mill 7-0, Sherborne Town beat Feniton 3-0 and Plympton took the points 2-0 at St Agnes.
WEST MIDLANDS LEAGUE – Two red cards on first day
PRMIER DIVISION – Leek Town sub Katie Gibbons bagged a late brace for a 4-1 result at City of Stoke, after each side had a player dismissed. Coundon Court’s Rhiannon O’Looney scored three as did Solihull Ladies United’s Hayley Wilford in a 6-3 away win for the latter. Crusaders put three goals past Redditch United, Coventry Sphinx hit Stockingford A A Pavilion for six and Worcester City went one better against Lye Town with four for Bethney Taylor.
1 NORTH – AFC Telford United pipped hosts Port Vale 4-3, Shifnal Town’s Rebecca-Lee Bown got three in a 6-2 win over Wyrley, while Stoke City Development defeated Tamworth 2-1.
1 SOUTH – No home goals were registered, as Droitwich Spa and Kingfisher drew blanks, Stourbridge sunk Knowle 7-0 and Leamington Lions went down 3-0 to Solihull Sporting.