Women’s Regional Leagues: Abingdon United go top of Southern

Kidderminster harriers beat City of stoke
Kidderminster Harriers beat City of Stoke in the West Midlands Premier. (Photo: clivejonespr.com)

Abingdon United went top of the Southern Women’s Regional League with a 3-0 victory at Wycombe Wanderers.

EASTERN – Wymondham top by twelve points

Premier – Wymondham Town went a dozen points clear with a narrow 3-2 win at Haringey Borough, as Royston Town lost to a Sasha Manders goal at Colney Heath. Kings Lynn Town are third after Rachel Skinner got the only goal against struggling AFC Dunstable, Bedford beat Bowers & Pitsea 4-2 and Wroxham were held 1-1 at home by St Ives Town.

1 North – Needham Market’s Lina Nagib scored twice to edge hosts Biggleswade United 4-3 and send her side seven points clear. Wootton Blue Cross Lionesses are third following a 3-2 midweek result over Whittlesey Athletic.

1 South –  Herts Vipers beat Leigh Ramblers 3-1 to go level on points with the morning leaders but Barking went top on goal-difference after defeating Wodson Park 2-0.

League Cup – Newmarket Town were 6-2 winners over Whittlesey Athletic in a second round tie, Cheshunt progressed past AFC Sudbury by two goals to nil.

EAST MIDLANDS – Grimsby Town new leaders

Peterborough United Reserves v Leicester Road
Peterborough United Reserves drew 1-1 with Leicester Road. (Photo: Andy Powell)

Premier – Leah Cudone’s late brace secured a 3-0 victory for Northampton Town at Rotherham United, as they opened up a three-point lead. Chesterfield are up to second following a 3-0 win over Loughborough Students, in which Gina Camfield got a couple. Lincoln United were 4-0 winners at Leicester City Ladies, Notts County went one better at Rise Park.

1 North – Grimsby Town’s 1-0 win at Sleaford Town sent them top, Notts County DS won by the same score at SJR Worksop, while Nottingham Trent University took the points 2-1 at Sherwood to go third.

1 South – Derby County Academy put eight past Coalville Town with as many different scorers, Anstey Nomads’s 7-1 win at Ilkeston Town featured a Carmelina Colangelo hat-trick. Loughborough Foxes Vixens had a good 3-1 win at Oadby & Wigston, Thrapston Town beat Kettering Town 4-0 and Peterborough United Reserves drew 1-1 with Leicester Road.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Leading trio level on points

Premier – Ashford Town (Middx) stayed top on goal-difference with a 4-0 result at Millwall Lionesses, Dartford defeated Denham United 4-1. Fulham scored three times in the first 13 minutes during a 5-1 win at New London Lionesses, Worthing saw off Dulwich Hamlet 3-1, Aylesford won 2-1 over Whyteleafe.

1 North – Brentford and Dorking are both level on points with leaders Sutton United, after the Bees won 2-1 at Walton Casuals with an Ellen Wardlaw double and Wanderers were 4-1 winners at Watford DS.

1 South –  AFC Acorns now lead by three points after winning 3-0 at Bexhill United, with Samantha Rowland twice on target. Herne Bay rose to second when winning 5-0 at Parkwood Rangers, Hastings United’s 7-0 sinking of Welling United put them third.

League Cup – Hackney booked a trip to Hastings United in the fourth round when eliminating Dulwich Hamlet Reserves 1-0.

NORTH EAST – Chester le Street United beat Blyth

Premier – York City extended their advantage to 10 points as they edged South Shields 1-0 with a Sophie Tinson goal. Second-placed Redcar Town rescued a point at Harrogate Town with Mary Corbyn completing her brace late on. Ossett United hit hosts Hartlepool United 8-1 to go third, Sunderland West End leapfrogged Wallsend BC into fifth when beating them 3-2 away, Sheffield Wednesday’s second point came 1-1 at Farsley Celtic FC.

1 North – Chester le Street United won 1-0 at leaders Blyth Town to cut their lead to two points. Boro Rangers were held 1-1 at home by Wallsend BC Reserves, whose substitute Rachel Hepple netted on 84 minutes. Spennymoor Town’s Hannah Knox scored both goals in a 2-1 result at West Allotment Celtic which put them fourth,  Bishop Auckland sent Guisborough Town to a 5-1 loss.

1 South – Hull United moved three points clear courtesy of a walkover at Bradford Park Avenue, Millmoor moved level on points with hosts Barnsley FC Ladies whom they beat 3-2.

NORTH WEST – Crewe gain ground on Tranmere

Crewe Alexandra beat Tranmere Rovers
Crewe Alexandra were 2-1 winners over Tranmere Rovers. (Photo: TRFC/Gary Coombes)

Premier – Merseyrail’s 5-2 defeat of Cheadle Town Stingers moved them five points ahead of the rest, Crewe Alexandra advanced to third place when beating second-placed Tranmere Rovers 2-1. AFC Darwen beat Salford City Lionesses 2-0 to match the current points tally of the side in sixth.

1 North – Blackpool netted eight at Morecambe to stay in pole position on goal-difference, Molly Kelly and Cloe Warbrick claiming hat-tricks, while Blackburn CSC beat Chorley DS 5-2. Workington Reds drew 1-1 with Penrith in the meeting of third and fourth, Preston North End won 3-1 at Carlisle United, Accrington Stanley scored all four goals of the game at Sir Tom Finney.

1 South – Curzon Ashton opened a two-point lead with two unanswered goals against Altrincham, Northwich Vixens go the sole goal at West Kirby to go second, Chester slipping to third after a 2-1 loss at Warrington Wolves. Hindley were 4-0 winners at Mersey Valley, Runcorn Linnets beat Wythenshawe Amateurs 2-0 to climb above them to eighth.

SOUTHERN – Abingdon United takeover at the top

Premier – Abingdon United replaced Moneyfields in first place following a 3-0 victory at Wycombe Wanderers.  Abingdon Town won 3-0 against Woodley United with Chloe Ball  scoring twice, Ascot United beat Oxford City in a 7-3 goalfest, Eastleigh beat Winchester City Flyers 3-1.

Division 1 – Grace Morgan got the goal as AFC Bournemouth DS edged Bournemouth Sports in the top two clash. Third versus fourth saw AFC Stoneham draw 2-2 with New Milton Town, Woking edged Abbey Rangers with a Kaitlin Howard effort, Southampton Women’s Reserves beat Chichester City by a similar score, while in the basement battle Milton United’s Mollie Dyer was at the double in a 3-2 result at Eversley & California.

SOUTH WEST – St Austell in goalfest fightback

Premier – Top side Sherborne Town were restricted to a one-goal win by next-to-bottom Middlezoy, with Gemma Mountain the scorer, while Ilminster Town kept up the chase with a 3-0 defeat of Marine Academy Plymouth. AFC St Austell fought back from 3-1 down at the break to beat Royal Wootton Bassett Town 5-4, as Charlotte Whitmore hit a hat-trick to help them leapfrog their visitors into fourth spot. Forest Green Rovers’ Georgia Vandries got half of their six goals at Bideford.

1 East – Swindon Town DS substitute Charlotte Cowper found the net in a 2-1 victory at AEK Boco, Frome Town’s Enna Maria Christmas also scored after coming off the bench in a 2-2 tie at Chipping Sodbury Town. Warminster Town’s Mia Blazey got the only goal to win at Paulton Rovers and rise above them into fourth.

1 North –  Third lost to second as Bristol Ladies Union went down 2-1 at home to Almondsbury and a Mollie Jones winner. Cheltenham Town DS won 2-0 at Frampton Rangers, Faith Flynn got all three goals as Downend Flyers defeated Oldland Abbotonians.

WEST MIDLANDS – Shrews reach summitt

westfields v Knowle
Westfields v Knowle. (Photo: Helen Warwick)

Premier – Chloe Whyley and Danielle Selmes scored for Kidderminster in a 2-0 result against lowly City of Stoke, putting the Harriers level on points with third-placed Stourbridge.

1 North –  Shrewsbury Town’s 4-0 success at AFC Telford United put them top, Shifnal Town’s match with Walsall having been abandoned at half-time, the Saddlers seeing Amber Till and sub Jessica Bale both dismissed. Port Vale went above Darlaston Town to fourth when Macy Isherwood got both goals in beating them away from home, Walsall Wood’s Natasha Baptiste notched a treble in a 4-3 thriller of a win at Sandwell, Coventry City overcame Wyrley 5-2.

1 South – Solihull Sporting’s Leah Williams scored three in the 8-2 win at Leamington Lions that kept them top on goal-difference, Knowle needing a Demi-Lee Rolph double to take a 3-2 result at Westfields. Sedgley & Gornal United’s Arshi Zahoor netted five times in a 6-2 score at Rugby Borough which put them third, Rugby Town’s Chloe Debaes got all three goals in the win at Kingfisher.

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