Women’s Regional Leagues: Five more champions declared

AFC Acorns LSED1South champions
Photo: @acornsafcw

AFC Acorns, Arnold Eagles, Blackburn CSC, Shrewsbury Town and Solihull Sporting all secured Women’s Regional League titles.

EASTERN – Cheshunt face four-way challenge

Premier – Colney Heath went fourth with a 3-0 defeat of St Ives Town, who consequently finish bottom of the eleven-strong division.

1 South – Fifth-placed AFC Sudbury are on of several sides who can still catch leaders Cheshunt, whom they drew 2-2 away to aided by a goal from substitute Evie Creaton.

EAST MIDLANDS – Arnold Eagles promoted to Premier

Arnold Eagles promoted to East Mids Premier
Photo: @ArnoldEaglesFC

Premier – Top of the table Chesterfield got the only goal at Oughtibridge WM, Mansfield Town saw off Rotherham United with three first half goals from Ellie Marshall, Lincoln United beat Notts County 3-1.

1 North – Arnold Eagles sent title rivals Grimsby Town to a 5-1 defeat, as a Natasha Leach hat-trick helped them clinch the title. Nottingham Trent University came away from Cleethorpes Town 3-2 winners, Notts County DS drew 0-0 with Grimsby Borough.

1 South – Thrapston Town’s Amelia Boddington got two goals in the 3-1 victory over Coalville Town, Nottingham Forest DS are another still chasing down third place following a 2-0 win at Kettering Town.

Thrapston Town won 3-1 against Coalville Town
Thrapston Town go for goal against Coalville Town, (@WhartonImages)

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Acorns going up

Premier – Champions Ashford Town (Middx) ran out 10-1 winners at Aylesford, where Ashley Cheatley and Lavana Neufville each recorded a treble.

1 South – AFC Acorns sealed top spot in their last match, winning 6-0 at third-placed Ashford Ladies to move out of reach of Hastings United.

NORTH EAST – Home sweet home for Spennymoor 

Premier – Jessica Ellison’s double helped Wallsend BC to a 3-0 result at Farsley Celtic FC.

1 North – Spennymoor Town are fourth after edging 2-1 Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves 2-1, Wallsend BC Reserves up to fifth with a similar result against Washington who had Jessica Cook sent off.

Spennymoor Town completed a perfect home record
Spennymoor  Town maintained a 100% home record. (@DJNelsonPhotos)

NORTH WEST – Blackburn CSC complete unbeaten campaign

Premier – Salford City Lionesses climbed to fifth with a 4-1 win at West Didsbury & Chorlton, AFC Darwen scored the game’s only goal at Mossley Hill Athletic.

1 North – Blackburn CSC secured top spot with a 3-0 midweek win at third-placed Haslingden, who the drew 1-1 at Penrith, while second-placed Blackpool played out a goalless draw with the newly-crowned champions.

Blackburn CSC promoted to North West Premier
Photo: @BCSCWomen

1 South – Chester replaced Curzon Ashton as leaders with a 3-1 midweek defeat of West Kirby. Sunday saw Runcorn Linnets defeat Didsbury 1-0 and 3-1 in a double header, Wythenshawe Amateurs beat Altrincham 2-0.

SOUTHERN – Cup Finals up next

No games this Sunday but 24 April will see a Cup Final double header at Reading City FC, starting at 11am.

SOUTH WEST – St Austell one win from fourth tier

Premier – Leaders Ilminster Town finished their fixtures with a 4-0 midweek win at Bideford but AFC St Austell only need three points from two games to become champions, after Lucy Solloway’s first-half hat-trick in a 4-2 victory at Marine Academy Plymouth.

1 East – Swindon Town DS defeated Paulton Rovers 3-0 to stay in pole position, title rivals Warminster Town netted a 7-1 success at Keynsham Town Reserves.

1 West – Plymouth Argyle U-23s completed their matches with a 7-2 Friday evening result against Helston Athletic, in which substitute Emily Mousley notched a 14-minute treble. Argyle now lead the table by four points but Liskeard Athletic have three games with which to overhaul them.

WEST MIDLANDS – First Division honours decided

Solihull Sporting promoted to West Mids premier
Photo: @LadiesSolihull

Premier – Stourbridge are up to second after a 3-0 win at Crusaders, Coundon Court’s Alexandra Shilton scored twice in a 2-2 tie with Kidderminster Harriers, Coventry Sphinx leapfrogged Tamworth out of the bottom two after defeating them 4-0, Worcester City matched that scoreline against City of Stoke.

1 North – Shrewsbury Town won 4-2 away to fellow title contenders Walsall Wood to end the race with three games to spare.

1 South – Knowle’s 4-0 victory at Kingfisher was all in vain, as Solihull Sporting’s walkover against Droitwich Spa had already sealed them top spot. Sedgley & Gornal United’s Arshi Zahoor was on target twice in the 3-2 win at Leamington Lions.

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