Women’s Regional Leagues: AFC St Austell promoted to FAWNL

AFC St Austell won the South West League
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AFC St Austell won the South West League Premier Division, while Haslingden, Liskeard and Warminster all sealed sixth-tier titles.

EASTERN – Hatters end on a high at Kenilworth Road

Premier –  Luton Town beat AFC Dunstable 3-1 in midweek to finish third, Kings Lynn Town held runners-up Royston Town 2-2. Colney Heath got the only goal at Bedford and Wroxham beat AFC Dunstable 4-1 to seal fourth spot.

1 South – Barking are within four points of leaders Cheshunt following their 3-2 win at Leigh Ramblers.

EAST MIDLANDS – Cobblers do quick double over Stags

Premier – Northampton Town look to be closing in on the title after two 2-0 wins over Mansfield Town, Leah Cudone and Alexandra Dicks got goals in the last five minutes on Sunday, Dicks was at the double in the midweek meeting. Third-placed Lincoln United won 4-0 at Rotherham United, Oughtibridge substitute Emma Wall scored almost immediately for a 3-2 victory at Notts County, Leicester City LFC won for the first time with a 6-2 scoreline in the basement battle at Rise Park.

1 North – Grimsby Town will finish second if they win their last game on 11 May away to SJR Worksop, whom they defeated 9-0 on Sunday.

1 South – Fixtures were completed in midweek, when Oadby & Wigston beat Thrapston Town 4-0.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Ashford complete unbeaten league season

Premier –  Ashford Town (Middlesex) completed an unbeaten campaign with a 4-1 win over Whyteleafe, who finish in the drop zone along with Denham United, who went down 2-0 at Fulham. Ashford Town take on Dulwich Hamlet on Tuesday in the Capital Senior Cup final, kick off 7.45pm at Dorking Wanderers FC.

1 North – Two points from two games will see Sutton United champions after a 3-0 win at Hackney, title rivals Dulwich Hamlet Reserves sank Clapham United 7-0.

1 South – Ashford Ladies won 2-1 at Herne Bay, Bexhill United sent Meridian down with a 2-1 defeat.

NORTH EAST – York and Blyth on verge of titles

Premier – York City won 5-1 at Harrogate Town and now only need two points from three games to take the title. Rivals Ossett United thrashed Sheffield Wednesday 11-0 in midweek, Jordan Cheetham netting a treble, before South Shields had a walkover against the Owls on Sunday. Wakefield Trinity won 4-2 over Wallsend BC to leapfrog them into sixth position, while Farsley Celtic FC’s games was abandoned due to a head injury sustained by a  Sunderland West End player.

1 North – Blyth Town are set to become champions at bottom-of-the-table Prudhoe Town on Thursday, needing just a point after a 5-3 success against Spennymoor Town. Chester le Street United stayed in the hunt with a Holly Doogan winner in a 3-2 result at West Allotment Celtic, Washington scored the sole goal at Guisborough Town and   Wallsend BC Reserves had a walkover against their counterparts from Norton & Stockton Ancients.

1 South – Wakefield Trinity U-23s finished goal-difference off last place following a 2-0 defeat at Millmoor.

NORTH WEST – Tranmere take second place

Premier – Tranmere Rovers took second place with a 3-0 win at Fleetwood Town Wrens, finishing three points clear of Crewe Alexandra who put four past Salford City Lionesses.

1 North – Haslingden beat hosts Blackpool to the runners-up spot, defeating them 2-0 with the Seasiders having Molly Kelly sent off. Preston North End were 3-1 winners over Penrith, Carlisle United beat Accrington Stanley 2-1 but still ended bottom

1 South – Champions Curzon Ashton were 4-1 victors at Northwich Vixens, Alder drew 1-1 with Wythenshawe Amateurs, while a double header brought a 2-0 win for Didsbury and 3-0 result for Altrincham.

SOUTHERN – Moneyfields lose out to Pompey

League champions Moneyfields were beaten 4-0 by Portsmouth in the PDFA Cup final in midweek.

SOUTH WEST – St Austell promoted to FAWNL

Premier – AFC St Austell’s Charlotte Whitmore scored all four goals of the game at Forest Green Rovers, as the Cornish side clinched the championship by one point from Ilminster Town

1 East – Warminster Town edged the title decider with Swindon Town DS 1-0, Paulton Rovers beat Keynsham Town Reserves 4-1 and Frome Town sub Martha Wyatt was on target in the 2-2 tie with AEK Boco.

1 West –  Liskeard Athletic hit Helston Athletic for six, Ezme Wells, Lucy Jones and Chloe Williams with two each, to take the title ahead of Plymouth Argyle U-23s.

WEST MIDLANDS – Stourbridge stay on course

Premier – Stourbridge were 7-0 winners in the top-two clash with Lichfield City and due to their three-figure goal-difference, only realistically need one point from three games to be confirmed as champions. Sutton Coldfield Town’s hopes were hit by a 2-0 home reverse to Kidderminster Harriers, whose Tilly-May Pearson and Dani Selmes found the net. Coventry Sphinx cannot escape the drop zone after a 2-2 draw with Redditch United, who are now safe.

1 North – Champions Shrewsbury Town won 5-0 over Walsall Wood, who look set to lose the runners-up spot to Shifnal Town, 3-1 winners at Coventry City.

1 South – Leamington Lions were 3-2 winners away to fourth-placed Kingfisher.

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