Women’s Regional Leagues: Ashford Town (Middx) promoted

Ashford Town (MIddx) are champions
Ashford Town (Middx) are going up. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Ashford Town (Middlesex) have won the London & South East League Premier Division and promotion to the FAWNL.

EASTERN – Royston runners-up

Premier – Royston Town secured the runners-up spot with a 2-1 win at St Ives Town, Luton Town won 4-0 at Colney Heath but are left to contest third place.

1 North –  Haverhill Rovers’ Kirsten Hutchings scored twice in a 3-1 win at Cambridge City DS.

1 South – Herts Vipers are within two points of leaders Cheshunt after walloping Wodson Park 12-1, as Kelsey Millen and substitute Danielle Cliffe both recorded hat-tricks.

League Cup – Wymondham Town won 4-1 at Haringey Borough to win through to the final, where they will meet either Wroxham or AFC Dunstable.

League Plate – Jessica Allen got the only goal as AFC Sudbury edged Leigh Ramblers, Hutton also made the final when returning from Whittlesey Athletic with a 2-1 extra-time victory.

EAST MIDLANDS – Arnold Eagles one win from title

Premier –  Chesterfield were 5-3 winners at Notts County where Millie Standen bagged a brace to go four points clear, however title rivals Northampton Town have as many games in hand on them. Rotherham United went down 3-1 at home to Loughborough Students.

1 North –  Arnold Eagles need one win from two games to win the division having sunk Cleethorpes Town 7-0 with trebles by Natasha Leach and Amy Gauvrit, the latter in an eight-minute spell. Nottingham Trent University’s Elizabeth Stocks got all their goals in a 4-2 win at SJR Worksop, Grimsby Borough defeated Notts County DS 2-1 and Sherwood saw off Sleaford Town 3-1.

1 South –  Anstey Nomads hit Loughborough Foxes Vixens 6-1 to go level on points with leaders Derby County Academy but from a game more. Nottingham Forest DS won 1-0 at Thrapston Town to leapfrog them into fourth spot, Coalville Town put four past Kettering Town, as did Oadby & Wigston against Peterborough United Reserves.

Oadby & Wigston beat Peterborough United Reserves
Oadby & Wigston on the attack against Peterborough United Reserves. (Photo: Andy Powell)

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Sutton win top of the table clash

Premier – Ashford Town (Middlesex) coasted to glory with a 10-0 win at Whyteleafe, where Anya Kinnane contributed a hat-trick in 13 minutes. Fulham won 2-1 at Millwall Lionesses and Dulwich Hamlet defeated hosts Aylesford 4-2.

1 North – Sutton United defeated Dulwich Hamlet Reserves 4-0 to replace them in first position, second-placed Dorking Wanderers were backed by a three-figure crowd but held 3-3 by Walton Casuals, while Watford DS won 3-2 at Hackney.

1 South – AFC Acorns need to win their last game to be sure of becoming champions following a 2-1 result at Parkwood Rangers, who are  now relegated. Welling United drew 1-1 with Hastings United in second, basement side Meridian held Newhaven to a 2-2 tie.

Ashford Town (Middx) wn the London & South East league
Whyteleafe’s Holly Currier and Lavana Neufville of Ashford Town. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

NORTH EAST – Chester le Street pressure Blyth Town

Premier –  Harrogate Town ran out 11-1 winners over Sheffield Wednesday aided by a Hannah Freibach hat-trick, Ossett United put five past Redcar Town with Jordan Cheetham scoring three, Hartlepool United held Sunderland West End to a 1-1 draw.

1 North – Chester le Street United’s 2-1 victory at Wallsend BC Reserves came with a goal by sub Rebecca Hansen, putting them within three points of leaders Blyth Town. Bishop Auckland’s Emma Wright netted a three-minute double in the 3-0 win at Prudhoe Town, Guisborough Town and Spennymoor Town finished two apiece.

1 South – Hull United were 5-1 winners at Millmoor, Altofts seem headed for second place after they won 4-1 at Wakefield Trinity U-23s and Farsley Celtic Ladies shared six goals with York RI.

NORTH WEST – Twelve-goal Curzon stay in pole position

Premier – Crewe Alexandra won 4-0 at Wigan Athletic to keep up their hopes of finishing second, Fleetwood Town Wrens beat AFC Darwen 2-1 to stay in contention but Salford City Lionesses chances were damaged by a 3-3 draw at home to Cheadle Town Stingers. Elsewhere, West Didsbury & Chorlton got the only goal of the game with Mossley Hill Athletic.

1 North – Blackpool’s Charlotte Hartley got the winner in a 2-1 scoreline at Penrith, Haslingden hit Sir Tom Finney 10-0, Preston North End won 3-1 over Workington Reds and Chorley DS defeated Penwortham Town 4-2.

1 South –  Curzon Ashton remain top by two points after they put a dozen past Wythenshawe Amateurs and Chester won 5-2 at Didsbury. Runcorn Linnets had a fine 4-1 success at Warrington Wolves, Northwich Vixens beat West Kirby 3-0.

SOUTHERN – Chairman’s Cup finalists confirmed

Division 1 – Runners-up Bournemouth Sports were 4-2 winners over AFC Stoneham, who finish in fourth spot.

Chairman’s Cup – In the semi-finals, Abingdon Town won 4-1 at Southampton Women’s Reserves and AFC Bournemouth DS progressed 4-3 on penalties after a goalless deadlock at Chichester City. The final is at Reading City FC on 24 April at 11am, followed by the League Cup Final.

SOUTH WEST – Promotion-chasing Warminster fight back to win

Premier – Ilminster Town beat Torquay United by the odd goal in five to stay two points ahead of AFC St Austell, who have two games in hand after returning from Bishops Lydeard as 2-1 victors. Sherborne Town thrashed Bideford 13-0 to climb to third.

1 East – Swindon Town DS defeated AEK Boco 5-0 to stay a couple of points ahead of Warminster Town, who have a game in hand and came from behind to win 2-1 at Paulton Rovers. Keynsham Town Reserves won by the same score at Chipping Sodbury Town.

1 North – The division’s fixtures were completed with a 9-0 result for Almondsbury over Weston Mendip.

1 West – Liskeard Athletic sit one point short of leaders Plymouth Argyle U-23s and from two games less, following a 4-1 victory against Saltash United in which Eleri Griffiths and Ezme Wells each struck twice.

WEST MIDLANDS – Harriers beat league leaders

Kidderminster Harriers beat the West Midlands League leaders
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Premier – Kidderminster Harriers downed top team Lichfield City with a single Sarah Lojko effort, allowing Stourbridge to gain ground with a 10-0 scoreline against Tamworth. Lye Town beat Worcester City 2-1 and Coundon Court’s Hannah Roxburgh struck to defeat City of Stoke.

1 North – Shrewsbury Town are still on course to finish top having won 4-1 at Sandwell. Walsall Wood beat Shifnal Town 2-1 in the meeting of second and third, Natasha Baptiste with a brace before Wood’s sub Charlotte Tolliday was sent off. Walsall Ladies were 5-0 winners over Wyrley in the other game played.

1 South – Solihull Sporting only need to avoid defeat in their last game to be champions, due to their hugely superior goal difference. Rivals Knowle had a walkover at Leamington Lions, while Solihull sank Sedgley & Gornal United 5-3 with four goals for Isabelle Haigh and a red card for each team. Rugby Borough had a single-goal success at Westfields where Michelle Oldfield was on target.

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