Women’s Regional Leagues: Cherries two points from title

Chester le Street United were 13-0 winners over Guisborough Town
Chester le Street United attack the Guisborough Town goal. (Photo: Millar Images)

AFC Bournemouth Development could seal the Southern Women’s Regional League Division 1 title next Sunday after extending their unbeaten record.

EASTERN – Hutton the only winners

1 South – County Cup duties and storms meant that just one match went ahead, Hutton defeated Billericay Town DS 2-0, with goals from Amber Amey and Lauren Knight.

EAST MIDLANDS – Rams extend lead

1 North – SJR Worksop won 3-2 at Grimsby Borough to go fourth in the table, as Stacey Buxton added a brace to Hannah Storey’s opener.

1 South – Derby County Academy put five goals past Kettering Town to move eight points clear at the top. Basement side Ilkeston Town were beaten 2-1 at home by Oadby & Wigston, for whom Lily Cocking scored both goals.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Ashford advance on Acorns

Premier – Worthing’s Gemma Worsfold hit a hat-trick in her side’s 3-3 draw at Millwall, as they stayed fourth and the Lionesses went fifth. Denham United are just a point behind Aylesford in the battle to stay up, after edging them 2-1 with efforts from Millie Congerton and Annie Hewitt.

1 South – Ashford Ladies’s 2-1 victory at Hastings United put them within two points of leaders AFC Acorns, Rebecca Janes and Jodie Cain their scorers as they came from behind to win. Herne Bay beat Bexhill United 5-0 to climb to third spot as Gemma Shepherd netted three times, Welling United were 4-0 winners at Maidstone United.

NORTH EAST – Harrogate gain ground on leaders

Premier – Harrogate Town edged Wakefield Trinity 3-2 as substitute Nat Eustance quickly contributed a goal, putting them within eight points of leaders York City with one game still in hand.

1 North – Chester le Street United sent Guisborough Town to a thirteenth straight defeat with a 13-0 scoreline, Rebecca Hansen netting five and Holly Doogan three to lift their side into third position.

NORTH WEST – Warrington Wolves up to second

Premier – AFC Darwen advanced two places to fourth after a 4-2 win over Wigan Athletic.

1 South –  Curzon Ashton moved seven points clear with a 5-0 defeat of Didsbury, Warrington Wolves went up two to second following a 5-3 victory at fifth-placed Hindley.

SOUTHERN – Cherries two points from becoming champions

Premier – Moneyfields lead by five points after a 3-0 result over third-placed Ascot United as Katie Shorter scored twice, although Abingdon Town in second do have a game in hand.

Division 1 –  Two points from two games will see AFC Bournemouth DS champions after they sank Milton United 7-0, aided by a Catherine Todd treble. Chichester City’s substitute Mia Gardner was among the goals in a thrilling 5-4 win at AFC Stoneham, Eversley & California had an impressive 5-1 success away to New Milton Town.

SOUTH WEST – Swindon win clash of top two

Premier – Sherborne Town have appointed former Portsmouth assistant head coach Jemma Tewkesbury as their new manager.

1 East – Swindon Town DS won 2-0 at Keynsham Town Reserves to replace them at the top of the table, Charlotte Cowper and Amelia Dudding were on target.

1 West – Saltash United took the points at second-in-the-table Feniton, Billie Swan’s brace and substitute Bethany-Ann Mitchell’s single bringing a 3-2 result.

WEST MIDLANDS – Walton winner puts Lye third

Premier – Lye Town’s Caitlyn Walton got the only goal in the second half, as they won at Tamworth and moved up to third place.

1 South – Rugby Borough remained goal-difference ahead of visitors Westfields, who held them 1-1 as Emily-Jane Simmons cancelled out Suzzie Vango’s opener.

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