Women’s Regional League Round-Up: Worthing win promotion

Worthing win promotion
Worthing celebrate one of their five goals against Newhaven. (Photo: One Rebels View)

Worthing sealed promotion from the South East Counties Women’s League with four games to spare following a 5-0 win over Newhaven.

EAST MIDLANDS – Millers move into second

PREMIER – Rotherham United leapfrogged Mansfield Town into second after sending the Stags to a 5-1 home defeat. Loughborough Students won a goal-fest with Leicester City Ladies 8-3 to go within a couple of points of them, while Oughtibridge War Memorial were 3-0 winners over Rise Park.

1 NORTH – Worksop Town went up three places to fourth as Notts County Development were defeated 2-0 with goals by Leah Hardy and Lucy Edwards. Grimsby Borough slipped up in going down 3-1 at home to Sleaford Town.

1 SOUTH – Ilkeston Town missed the chance to go top, throwing away a 3-1 interval advantage in losing 5-4 at Loughborough Foxes Vixens, for whom Jessica Waldrum hit a hat-trick.

LEAGUE PLATE – Thrapston Town will visit Ilkrston Town in the semi-finals after easing through 6-1 at Cleethorpes Town.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Eastbourne United pull off shock win

Shock win for Eastbourne United
Photo: Eastbourne United FC Women

GREATER LONDON PREMIER – Watford Development won 4-2 at Clapham United to move within a point of the fourth-placed side. Spurs 3rds beat Victoire 4-1 for only a third win of the season.

SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – It’s 14 straight wins and a 17-point lead for L&SE Premier-bound Worthing now, following 5-0 result over Newhaven. The result means only Lewes Foundation can catch them but the Rooks do not qualify for promotion to tier five of the pyramid as they are not a club’s first team. Parkwood Rangers could have gone second but next-to-bottom Eastbourne United went away 2-1 winners with goals by Nieve Gilman and Melissa Ferguson.

NORTH WEST – Accrington close in on leaders

1 NORTH – Accrington CFC got all five goals at Morecambe Reserves to sit a point short of leaders Penrith from one game fewer. Blackpool hit hosts Penwortham Town 6-1 to join third-placed Blackburn CSC on 27 points.

1 SOUTH – Fourth versus third finished 3-3 between Warrington and Chester, the Wolverines levelling from a free kick at the death.

ARGYLE SPORTS KIT CUP – Liverpool Feds Reserves eliminated Blackburn CSC 3-1 after extra-time, Kenzie Guido scoring twice, and are due to host Curzon Ashton in the quarter-finals on 22 March.

SOUTHERN – Wycombe win through to final

Manisha Kaur of Southampton Women’s Reserves and Sam Jackson of Wycombe Wanderers. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

PREMIER – Moneyfields’ 5-0  scoreline with Newbury included a Sheree Bell-Jack second-half hat-trick but it was not enough to keep them top, as AFC Bournemouth walloped Warsash Wasps 11-0 with three from Becky Miles to lead on goal-difference.

ONE – Abingdon Town need just one win from their remaining two games to finish top after a 4-1 success at Abbey Rangers, where they went behind in the first minute.

CHAIRMAN’S CUP – Wycombe Wanderers will play Abingdon Town in the final having won through 3-1 at Southampton Women’s Reserves 1

SOUTH WEST – MAP hit six

PREMIER – Marine Academy Plymouth’s third win of the campaign came 6-1 over Middlezoy, two goals apiece for Hana Bennett and Olivia Ramsey. MAP now trail Rovers by just a single point and with four games in hand.

WEST MIDLANDS – Eight-goal Gallagher

PREMIER – Top team Redditch United recorded a 5-1 victory over Kidsgrove Athletic, Sutton Coldfield Town are third after a 2-1 win at Coundon Court. Coventry Sphinx’s Joanne Ryan bagged a brace to earn a 3-3 draw with Stockingford A A Pavilion, while Leek Town’s 14 goals at Worcester City included eight in the second-half from Chantelle Gallagher.

1 NORTH – Shifnal Town rose to third by beating Port Vale 2-0, Sandwell and AFC Telford United had walkovers against Wyrley and Sutton Coldfield Town Royals respectively,

1 SOUTH – Rugby Town ran in 13 goals away to a nine-player Sedgley & Gornal United, Droitwich Spa were awarded the game with Leamington Lions, as were Stourbridge with Coventry City.

The Eastern League made the decision to cancel all games on 15 March, while the North East League suspended their season until 5 April.

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