Women’s Regional Leagues: Blackburn CSC and Moneyfields go top again

Newmarket Town leapfrogged Wootton Blue Cross Lionesses
Newmarket Town were 4-1 winners over Wootton Blue Cross Lionesses. (Photo: Sean Doyle)

Blackburn Community Sports Club and Moneyfields went top of their respective Women’s Regional Leagues Premier Divisions.

EASTERN – Victory send Vipers top 

Premier – Wymondham Town’s Chelsea Clarke got the only goal of the game for the leaders at Colney Heath, Royston Town beat AFC Dunstable 2-0, Kings Lynn Town were held 1- 1 at home by Bowers & Pitsea, Luton Town were 5-2 winners at St Ives Town.

1 North – Newmarket Town beat Wootton Blue Cross Lionesses to leapfrog them and go second in the table, Katie Spiers featuring with three of the goals in a 4-1 result.

1 South – Herts Vipers hit hosts Billericay Town DS for six to go top, Barking lost the leadership after going down 6-1 at home to AFC Sudbury, who now sit second in the table. Cheshunt won 4-2 at East Bergholt United and Wodson Park’s Kristina O’Connell gave them all three points at Hutton.

EAST MIDLANDS – Notts County win despite two dismissals

Premier – Northampton Town’s eighth straight win came 1-0 at Lincoln United with a Leah Cudone goal, Chesterfield won 3-0 at Mansfield Town in the battle of third versus second, Loughborough Students put ten past Leicester City Ladies as Fatima Hussein topscored with four.

1 North – Top two Grimsby Borough and Arnold Eagles drew 1-1, Notts County DS defeated Sherwood 2-1 with a Heather Keith decider despite late dismissals of their Jade Cooling and substitute Ellie Kirk, the visitors also had a player sent off. Nottingham Trent University saw off Sleaford Town 3-0, SJR Worksop won 2-0 at Cleethorpes Town.

1 South – Coalville Town’s Zaiga Lacite hit a hat-trick in the 4-1 basement battle victory at Ilkeston Town, that moved them off the bottom. Anstey Nomads won 4-2 at Kettering Town aided by a Carmelina Colangelo brace, Loughborough Foxes Vixens thrashed Peterborough United Reserves 8-2 as Katie Stone scored three, likewise Thrapston Town’s Amelia Boddington in a 6-0 result at Leicester Road, while Oadby & Wigston took the points 3-2 at Nottingham Forest DS with an Emma Aspinall double.

Loughborough Foxes Vixens thrashed Peterborough United reserves 8-2
Loughborough Foxes Vixens overcame Peterborough United Reserves. (Photo: Andy Powell)

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Ashford Town win title ‘six-pointer’

Premier –  Ashford Town (Middx) won the top of the table clash as Laura Huse and Ruby Linton got late goals against Dartford, who had Kimberley Green sent off. Fulham’s Ellie Olds netted two of their three goals at Denham United, New London Lionesses went fourth with a 2-1 win against Aylesford. Dulwich Hamlet edged Saltdean United with an Anna Stones effort, Whyteleafe downed Millwall Lionesses 2-0.

1 North – Sutton United moved three points clear of Dorking Wanderers after defeating them in a seven-goal thriller, Dulwich Hamlet Reserves are up to third following a 4-2 win over Walton Casuals with a Catherine Campbell double. Hackney sub Sarah Garlick was on target and Lizzie Tucker scored the winner in a 2-1 success at Brentford,   Watford DS sent Clapham United to a 3-0 loss.

1 South – AFC Acorns lead by five points after a 3-2 victory at one of their title rivals Herne Bay. Hastings United went second when running out 12-1 winners at Maidstone United with four from Georgia Tibble 4, Ashford Ladies hit Meridian 6-0 to go third. Welling United won 3-0 at Parkwood Rangers, Newhaven beat Bexhill United 4-2.

NORTH EAST – Blyth super-sub hits hat-trick

Premier –  Redcar Town just got the better of Ossett United 2-1, Jessica Round with both their goals, Harrogate Town went third as Cassidy Lane got two of their their three goals at Sheffield Wednesday, South Shields went above Farsley Celtic FC by beating them 4-1.

1 North – Blyth Town’s Steph Ord came off the bench for a 23-minute treble in the 9-1 win at Guisborough Town, Boro Rangers’ Jessica Thomas got the winner in a 2-1 result at Chester le Street United that lifted them above their hosts into second spot. Washington scored all four goals of the game in the second half at Prudhoe Town, Bishop Auckland were 4-1 winners at Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves, Wallsend BC Reserves drew 1-1 with West Allotment Celtic.

1 South – Farsley Celtic Juniors equalised to earn a 3-3 draw at leaders Hull United, Altofts won 8-2 at York RI as  Nadine Bates and Grace Wilkinson notched trebles, the latter in a 21-minute spell. A second goalfest saw Millmoor register an 8-3 scoreline against Bradford Park Avenue, while Barnsley FC Ladies beat Wakefield Trinity U-23s 2-1 with a goal from sub Amy Lyons.

NORTH WEST – Blackburn CSC lead again

West Didsbury & Chorlton held Tranmere Rovers
West Didsbury & Chorlton held Tranmere Rovers 1-1. (Photo: Tony Coombes / @TRFCWomen)

Premier – Merseyrail opened up a seven-point lead in defeating Wigan Athletic 2-0, as West Didsbury & Chorlton held Tranmere Rovers 1-1. Crewe Alexandra had a narrow 1-0 win at Mossley Hill Athletic, Salford City Lionesses closed in on Fleetwood Town Wrens in fourth when beating them 2-1, AFC Darwen leapfrogged Cheadle Town Stingers into sixth place after sending them to a 4-0 defeat.

1 North – Blackburn CSC won 2-0 at third-placed Workington Reds to again take top spot from Blackpool, Preston North End edged Haslingden 3-2, elsewhere it ended Accrington Stanley 2-1 Morecambe, Chorley DS 5-0 Sir Tom Finney, Penwortham Town 2-0 Carlisle United.

1 South – Warrington Wolves drew 1-1 with Northwich Vixens to deny them thre leadership, Altrincham claimed a rare win 3-1 over Wythenshawe Amateurs, other results were; Didsbury 1-2 Alder, Runcorn Linnets 5-1 West Kirby.

SOUTHERN – Milton United cause cup shock

Premier – Moneyfields ascended to the summit again when sinking Wycombe Wanderers 7-0. Abingdon United slip two points behind but have a game in hand.

Division 1 –  Chichester City defeated third-placed AFC Stoneham 2-0, as Katie Bundy and Gabriella Hobday found the target.

League Cup 2nd Round – First Division Milton United pulled off a fine 2-1 shock at Abingdon Town with goals by Mollie Dyer and April England, Bournemouth Sports also eliminated higher ranked opposition in Woodley United 1-0 to make the quarter-finals. Eastleigh’s Gabrielle Ewing scored twice for a 3-1 result at Abbey Rangers, Abingdon United accounted for AFC Bournemouth DS 4-1, Ascot United’s five goals past Southampton Women’s Reserves included a Tia Johnson treble, New Milton Town beat Woking 6-1.

SOUTH WEST – Frampton’s Hulin nets 11-minute treble

Premier – All the top three won, Sherborne Town 4-0 over Royal Wootton Bassett Town, Ilminster Town 2-0 against Bishops Lydeard, Torquay United edging Marine Academy Plymouth 2-1, while else where Forest Green Rovers had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Middlezoy.

1 East – Swindon Town DS’s 5-1 victory at AEK Boco put them level on points with leaders Keynsham Town Reserves. Mia Blazey’s brace helped Warminster Town win 3-2 against Chipping Sodbury Town, Paulton Rovers’  Eleri Webber got the sole goal at Frome Town.

1 North – Almondsbury’s 2-0 defeat of Downend Flyers put them within six points of leaders Bristol Rovers, Frampton Rangers’ Lucie Hulin hit an 11-minute treble in the first quarter of the 6-0 win at Weston Super Mare that lifted her side to third. Bristol Ladies Union lost 2-1 at home to Cheltenham Town DS, Oldland Abbotonians won 3-1 over Weston Mendip.

1 West –  Saltash United sub Devon Simmonds scored for a fine 2-1 win away to Helston Athletic.

WEST MIDLANDS – Sandwell comeback to beat Coventry

Premier – Lichfield City netted five at Crusaders to stay top on goal-difference, Sutton Coldfield Town having a walkover at Tamworth. Stourbridge also scored five at City of Stoke, Lye Town went fourth with two Sunya Salim goals at Coventry Sphinx, as Worcester City’s Senna Robinson came off the bench for a brace in a 3-1 defeat of Kidderminster Harriers. Coundon Court sub Catherine Smith struck in a 2-1 result against Redditch United.

1 North – Walsall Wood went fifth when walloping AFC Telford United 8-0, hat-tricks from Natasha Baptiste and Taylor Davies. A quick brace by Sandwell’s Phoebe Hopwood saw them fightback from a half-time deficit to win 3-1 at Coventry City.

1 South – Each game brought at least an individual four-goal haul; Knowle’s Alice Belcher in a 6-0 result at Rugby Borough, Sedgley & Gornal United’s Arshi Zahoor as Westfields were hit 8-2, Rugby Town’s Chloe Debaes in a 7-1 sinking of Droitwich Spa and Solihull Sporting’s Naomi Melbourne from a dozen against Cookley Sports, of which Angel Scandrett got five.

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