Women’s Regional Leagues: Arnold Eagles, Hull Utd and Shrewsbury go top

Tasha Leach passed 100 goal mark for Arnold Eagles
Natasha Leach passed the 100 senior goal mark. (Photo: @ArnoldEaglesFC)

Arnold Eagles, Hull United and Shrewsbury Town all went top of their respective Women’s Regional League first divisions.

EASTERN – Narrow cup wins for Needham and Vipers

Premier – Wymondham Town won 6-2 over St Ives Town with six different scorers, to retain a six-point lead at the top.  Second-placed Royston Town beat Bedford 3-1 away, Bowers & Pitsea defeated Haringey Borough 4-1 to leapfrog them into eight place.

1 South – Wodson Park’s first victory of the season came 5-0 at a still winless Billericay Town DS.

League Cup – Needham Market went through 3-2 on penalties after finishing three each at Barking, Herts Vipers edged out Biggleswade United 3-2 after extra-time with a late Rebecca Edge winner after Rachel Wall’s earlier brace.

EAST MIDLANDS – Top two in goalless tie

Premier – Oughtibridge War Memorial stayed top on goal-difference after a 0-0 draw at home to second-placed Mansfield Town. Rise Park recorded a second point as Katie Platts scored twice in a 2-2 tie with Loughborough Students

1 North – Arnold Eagles replaced Grimsby Town as leaders after sending Sleaford Town to a 5-1 defeat, with four goals from Natasha Leach.

1 South – Derby County Academy held onto pole position with a 3-0 result at Peterborough United Reserves, despite a red card for Marli Rhodes-Andrews. Loughborough Foxes Vixens got off the mark in style with a 9-1 thrashing of Leicester Road which featured a five-goal haul for substitute Hannah Phillip.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Leaders held by Lionesses

Premier – Top of the table Dartford drew 2-2 at home to New London Lionesses in third, Millwall Lionesses went fourth with a 3-0 defeat of Denham United, Worthing were 3-2 winners at Dulwich Hamlet and Saltdean United got off the bottom following a 3-0 success over Whyteleafe.

1 North – Walton Casuals ran out 7-0 winners over Sport London E Benfica, Tiffany Skinner hitting a hat-trick. Watford DS beat Brentford 2-1 with Ciara Purdue getting the decider.

1 South – AFC Acorns opened up a five point lead with a 3-0 win against Meridian, Ashford Ladies’ 3-1 beating of Bexhill United put them level on points with second-placed Hastings United, while Maidstone United managed a race victory as Grace Mayhead netted twice to edge Parkwood Rangers 2-1.

League Cup – Dorking Wanderers eased into the 3rd round with an 8-1 scoreline at Clapham United.

NORTH EAST – Hull United go top

Premier – Harrogate Town were 5-2 winners over Wallsend BC with an Emma Elliot hat-trick, South Shields saw off Sunderland West End 2-1.

1 North – West Allotment Celtic held leaders Blyth Town 1-1 away despite a red card for Ellie Ford. Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves put eleven past Prudhoe Town, Sacha Millward leading the way with a double hat-trick.

1 South – Hull United are in pole position after winning the top of the table clash with York Railway Institute 4-0. Barnsley FC Ladies are up to third after winning a goalfest at Farsley Celtic Juniors 7-4, while Millmoor won 3-1 at Wakefield Trinity U-23s.

NORTH WEST – Haslingden defeat leaders

Haslingden defeated Blackpool
Photo: hglfc.co.uk

Premier – Tranmere Rovers are two points behind leaders Merseyrail after a 3-1 victory over Fleetwood Town Wrens.

1 North – Haslingden continued their perfect start by downing leaders Blackpool 4-1 with three second-half goals. Blackburn CSC missed the chance to go top when drawing 2-2 at third-placed Penrith. Accrington Stanley got the only goal of the game with Chorley DS.

1 South – Curzon Ashton crushed West Kirby 12-1 to move within three points of leaders Chester, Northwich Vixens went third with a 1-1 draw at Hindley and Altrincham got off the mark with a good 2-0 result at Alder.

SOUTHERN – Big wins for Abingdon sides

Premier – Abingdon Town’s Chloe Ball got four in their 11-0 scoreline against Winchester City Flyers, Oxford City shared four goals with visitors Eastleigh and Ascot United won 2-0 at Woodley United.

Division 1 – AFC Bournemouth DS sent Eversley & California to a 7-1 defeat, AFC Stoneham are second after a 7-1 success at Abbey Rangers. New Milton Town’s Pearl Mortimer scored four times as they returned from Woking 5-0 winners.

League Cup – Abingdon United were 8-1 winners over Wycombe Wanderers, Bournemouth Sports went through 1-0 at Chichester City with a Rosie Eden effort.

SOUTH WEST – Gas Girls go 15 points clear

Premier – Royal Wootton Bassett Town went third with a 6-1 defeat of Marine Academy Plymouth which featured a four-goal haul for Libby Davies. Forest Green Rovers beat Middlezoy Rovers 4-1 as Charlie Rowlands netted three times.

1 East – Paulton Rovers pushed into third spot with a 4-1 victory over Frome Town.

1 North – Bristol Rovers hit Cheltenham Town DS for six to go 15 points clear, as Almondsbury leapfrogged Frampton Rangers into second with a 2-1 win over them. Weston Mendip remain winless despite a Charlotte Suktem hat-trick as they went down 6-3 at Downend Flyers, Oldland Abbotonians substitute Charlotte Nunley was on target in a 2-1 win at Weston Super Mare.

1 West – Feniton came through 4-3 at Liverton United with the help of a Brittany Harris brace, as they climbed to second and a point short of Plymouth Argyle U-23s.

WEST MIDLANDS – Shrews lead table

Premier – Sutton Coldfield Town opened up a three-point advantage as Niamh Deasy’s 86th-minute goal confirmed a 2-0 win over Lye Town, Lichfield City’s Natasha Lawrence struck later still for a 2-1 victory at Tamworth that put them second. while Worcester City were held 1-1 at home by Coventry Sphinx.

1 North – Shrewsbury Town replaced Shifnal Town at the top with a 5-1 win at Port Vale, Walsall’s Aaliyah Shearer got both their goals in a 2-1 result at Coventry City, Walsall Wood downed Darlaston Town 5-1 and AFC Telford United had a walkover against Wyrley.

1 South – Leamington Lions are level on points with leaders Solihull Sporting after defeating Rugby Borough 3-0, Knowle’s 3-1 result against Rugby Town put them third. Sedgley & Gornal United’s Lucy Berridge got three of their eight goals at Droitwich Spa, Westfields went above Cookley Sports when defeating them 2-1.

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