Women’s Regional Leagues: Bumper crowds for Clapton and Dulwich

Kidderminster Harriers women played at Aggborough
Kidderminster Harriers were beaten 4-1 at Aggborough by Sutton Coldfield Town. (Photo: clivejonespr.com)

Regional League sides Clapton and Dulwich Hamlet were unable to oblige crowds of several hundred with points on the board, as Leatherhead and Millwall Lionesses won away.

EASTERN – Four in a row for Hatters

Premier – Luton Town are five points clear after a fourth straight win came 1-0 against Needham Market, Haringey Borough went second despite being held 2-2 at home by Kings Lynn Town. Wroxham beat Bedford 5-1, Stevenage were 4-1 winners at Bowers & Pitsea.

1 North – Biggleswade United moved into first place on goal-difference with a 6-2 victory at Fakenham Town, Haverhill Rovers defeated morning leaders St Ives Town 3-0. Newmarket Town won 5-2 at Wootton Blue Cross, while AFC Dunstable’s Mollie Knox netted the only goal at Yaxley Phoenix.

1 South –  AFC Sudbury Reserves’ Evie Creaton scored three of their seven against Cheshunt, East Bergholt United’s  Megan Partridge got both theirs in a 2-2 tie with Wodson Park, Grays Athletic versus Lawford also finishing two each.

EAST MIDLANDS – Six-minute hat-trick for Lincoln United’s Murrell

Premier – Chesterfield’s third win from three came over Anstey Nomads and featured an Amy Pashley brace. Abigail Murrell scored three times in six minutes during Lincoln United’s 5-1 result over Rotherham United, Basford United’s Katie Platts hit a hat-trick in the 5-0 defeat of Arnold Eagles, Oughtibridge’s Lucy Ridley was the sole scorer at Mansfield Town.

1 Central – Dronfield Town’s Ruby Burns got the decider in a 4-3 thriller against Ilkeston Town, West Bridgford were held 3-3 at home by Notts County Devs, whose Phoebe Roe scored her second in stoppage-time. Nottingham Trent University’s Alice Rogers was twice on target in a 3-0 win at Sherwood,Asfordby Amateurs put five past Mansfield Hosiery Mills.

1 North – Grimsby Town’s 5-1 success at Grimsby Borough was set up by Kimberley Brown hat-trick in the first 11 minutes, Sleaford Town’s Lauren Alderson and Jade Baker scored two each as they came from behind at the break to win 4-3 at Gainsborough Trinity, while Lincoln United Devs defeated SJR Worksop 3-1.

1 South – Roade’s 5-2 result at Dunton & Broughton United put them top, Chloe Murphy claimed Northampton Town Devs’ winner just after Thrapston Town had made it 1-1. Leicester City LFC came out on top 4-3 over Kettering Town, Loughborough Foxes Vixens beat Coalville Town 6-2.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Millwall move into first place

Premier – Millwall Lionesses are new leaders following a 6-2 success at Dulwich Hamlet, who were down to nine by the end and watched by a crowd of 462. Worthing came from behind to win at Ebbsfleet United and leapfrog them into second spot, Georgia Tibble completing the scoring at 2-1. Enfield Town posted an extraordinary 8-4 scoreline against Aylesford, with three from Karesha Iton. Sutton United took the points 3-2 at Saltdean United, Fulham beat AFC Acorns 2-0 and Dartford defeated New London Lionesses 5-1.

1 North –  Clapton had 380 fans in attendance but were beaten 2-1 by Leatherhead, whose Kira Treliving decided it in added time. Sport London E Benfica edged Dorking Wanderers 3-2 with Renata Ferreira’s late winner, Whyteleafe won 4-2 at Denham United and Dulwich Hamlet Reserves struck the only goal in the game with Brentford.

1 South – Ashford United struck five times at Steyning Town for a fifth win on the spin, Hastings United’s 6-1 result at Herne Bay was their fourth. Bromley beat Cray Valley 2-1 as substitute Tanya Holley’s goal proved decisive, Newhaven subs Gracie Cook and Jamie Quinn both netted in a 4-2 victory over Maidstone United. Eastbourne United beat hosts Bexhill United 4-1, Welling United hit Montpelier Villa 6-1.

NORTH EAST – Chester le Street Town takeover at the top

Premier – Chester le Street Town beat Blyth Town 5-1 to knock South Shields off the top, Wallsend BC’s Jessica Ellison got all the goals in the 3-0 win over Sunderland West End. Redcar Town beat Hull United 4-0 aided by a first-half Jessica Round hat-trick, while Wakefield defeated Harrogate Town 4-0.

1 North – Wallsend BC Reserves’ Abbie Young claimed the deciding goal in a 2-1 score at Hartlepool United, Gateshead pipped Chester le Street United 4-3. Spennymoor Town swept aside West Allotment Celtic 8-1, Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves went one better against Thornaby, Hartlepool Pools Youth won 3-0 over Washington, 2-2 was the result between Guisborough Town and Bishop Auckland.

1 South – Three in a row now for Handsworth after a 6-1 result against Ripon City, Harworth Colliery were 6-2 winners over Bradford Park Avenue who had Ann-Marie Roberts sent off. York Railway Institute beat Sheffield United Foundation 5-2, Barnsley FC Ladies won 3-2 at Altofts, Millmoor 5-4 away to Farsley Celtic Juniors and Ossett United overran hosts Sheffield Wednesday 13-0.

NORTH WEST – Blackburn edge 11-goal thriller

Premier – Blackburn CSC won an eleven-goal thriller at Crewe Alexandra, where Katie Matthews scored a hat-trick. Results elsewhere were; Darwen 1-4 Salford City Lionesses, United of Manchester 2-0 West Didsbury & Chorlton,  Mossley Hill Athletic 0-1 Cheadle Town Stingers.

1 North – Blackpool hit hosts Sir Tom Finney for six to take top spot from Haslingden,who went down 2-1 at  Workington Reds to a Morgan McGrady brace. Penrith were 7-2 winners over Morecambe.

1 South – Altrincham held Warrington Wolves 4-4, Poulton Vics won 2-1 at Hindley, Bury AFC 2-0 at Northwich Vixens.

Argyle Sports Kit Cup – Bolton Wanderers beat Carlisle United 3-0, Preston North End progressed by a similar score at Wythenshawe Amateurs and Tranmere Rovers sank Alder 7-0.

SOUTHERN – Eastleigh super sub

Premier – Eastleigh sub Danielle O’Leary made a decisive breakthrough at Wycombe Wanderers with five minutes left, Ascot United defeated Abingdon Town 6-1, Abingdon United’s 9-1 thrashing of hosts Oxford City included  Lindsay Pinker’s four-goal haul.

1 North – Kidlington’s Elisha Cox scored twice in a 4-2 win at Carterton, an Ellie Ludgate-Williams double helped Penn & Tylers Green to a 3-0 scoreline at Caversham United.

1 South –  Badshot Lea beat AFC Stoneham 2-1 with a second-half winner, Kaitlin Howard’hat-trick helped Woking defeat Selsey Devs, Chichester City won 2-0 against Abbey Rangers.

SOUTH WEST – Saltash 5-4 winners in Cornish clash

Saltash United Women
Photo: Saltash United WFC

Premier – Sherborne Town’s Amelia O’Connell got both goals against Liskeard Athletic for a third win in a row, Bishops Lydeard won by the same margin at Ilminster Town. Torquay United took the points 2-1 at Forest Green Rovers, Royal Wootton Bassett Town sub Caily Morsele netted in a 1-1 tie at Poole Town, Warminster Town shared four goals with visitors Bristol Rovers.

1 East – Pucklechurch Sports moved level on points with leaders AEK Boco, Adele Hooper’s brace helping secure a 3-2 win. Frome Town were 4-1 winners over Weston super Mare with a Koran Thorner-Atkinson treble, Weymouth matched that result when playing Paulton Rovers, while it was 2-2 between Stockwood Wanderers and Middlezoy.

1 North –  Frampton Rangers are early leaders after a 2-0 victory over SGS Olveston United, while the match at Oldland Abbotonians was abandoned halfway through at 1-1 when Weston Mendip’s Laura McCarthy sustained a serious injury.

1 West –  Marine Academy Plymouth’s Samantha Drewery scored five and Elizabeth Overton three in a 9-2 beating of Budleigh Salterton, Saltash United edged hosts Sticker in a nine-goal thriller.

WEST MIDLANDS – Lichfield win with stoppage-time pen

Kidderminster Harriers women played at Aggborough
Sutton Coldfield Town player takes a tumble at Kidderminster Harriers. (Photo: clivejonespr.com)

Premier – Worcester City’s 4-0 result at Redditch United was a third win from three, Lichfield City dramatically beat Solihull Sporting 4-3 with Lois Brindley’s stoppage-time penalty. Shrewsbury Town scored all four goals at Burton Albion, Sutton Coldfield Town netted as many at Kidderminster Harriers but with one in reply.

1 North – Shifnal Town had a 5-1 win over AFC Telford United with Rebecca-Lee Bown scoring four times, Coventry City beat City of Stoke by the odd goal in five, Walsall Ladies edging Wyrley 2-1. Port Vale levelled for a 2-2 draw with Walsall Wood, Darlaston Town defeated Lichfield City Reserves 4-1.

1 South – Knowle’s third win on the spin came thanks to a Jessica Barlow goal against Sedgley & Gornal United, Katie Edwards’ 87th-minute goal saw Kingfisher win 2-1 at Bewdley Town, Worcester City Devs defeated Rugby Borough 2-1 with a late Jenna Lepore effort. Long Itchington were held 1-1 by Rugby Town, Coventry Sphinx came away from Droitwich Spa as 7-1 victors.

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