Women’s Regional Leagues Round-Up: 11 October

Wymondham v Harlow Town
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AFC Telford United, Altofts, Dartford and West Didsbury & Chorlton went top of their respective Women’s Regional League tables.

EASTERN – Wymondham win fourth game in a row

PREMIER – Wymondham Town’s fourth straight win – 3-0 over Harlow Town – moved them five points clear, as St Ives Town were held 1-1 by basement side Bedford. Peterborough Northern Star are third following a 4-1 win at AFC Dunstable, while it finished goalless between Haringey Borough and Bowers & Pitsea.

LEAGUE CUP 1ST RD – Haverhill Rovers knocked out Millwall Lionesses 2-1, Kings Lynn Town were 2-0 winners over Wodson Park, Newmarket Town’s Annabel Cuthbert hit a hat-trick in a 4-1 result at Stevenage Development, while AFC Sudbury put five past East Bergholt United.

EAST MIDLANDS Full marks to Loughborough Students

PREMIER – Loughborough Students have won all three games after a Nnola Oyeka double gave them a 2-1 result against Leicester City LFC in midweek, the latter then losing 10-0 to Mansfield Town for whom Natasha Leach netted five. Peterborough United stayed second with a 6-1 win at Rise Park, Rotherham United put five past Oughtibridge and Ollerton Town won 5-1 at Woodlands.

1 NORTH – Chesterfield, Grimsby Town and Lincoln Moorlands-Railway all made it back-to-back winds, the Spireites 4-0 at Cleethorpes Town, the Mariners with aa Aisha Dejonge goal against SJR Worksop and Moorlands 2-0 over Sleaford Town. Grimsby Borough downed Arnold Eagles 3-0, while Lincoln United sank Sherwood 17-1.

1 SOUTH – Beaumont Park and Oadby & Wigston joined leaders Notts County on six points from two games, the former 2-0 winners at Coalville Town Ravenettes, the latter beat Loughborough Foxes Vixens 4-1 away with a Freya Gardner treble. Derby County Academy’s 3-0 defeat of AFC Leicester was set up with Anya Bourne’s double in the first 18 minutes. Ilkeston Town beat Thrapston Town 5-1.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Darts hits the top

Dartford FC Women
The darts in their new away strip. (Photo: @DartfordFCWomen)

PREMIER – Dartford took over at the top with a 3-1 victory at Fulham, while Dulwich Hamlet had Sophie Manzi sent off in a 1-0 loss at Eastbourne Town, Danielle Parfitt getting the goal. There was a remarkable 8-3 scoreline for Ashford Town (Middx) at Aylesford, while Denham United’s Kayleigh Currivan scored on 90 minutes for a 1-1 tie with Whyteleafe.

1 SOUTH – Herne Bay’s Molly Shipton was shown a red card 24 minutes in and were trailing 2-0 to Lewes Foundation when the game was abandoned. Crawley Wasps DS are level on points with the leaders following an 8-2 win at Hassocks where Lauren Callaghan scored three times. Parkwood Rangers took the points 3-2 against Newhaven.

NORTH EAST Altofts battle back to lead table

York City
Photo: @YorkCityLFC

PREMIER – York City were four up by half-time in winning 4-2 at Sheffield Wednesday to stay top, Harrogate Town substitute Emily Topham got the only goal to defeat Farsley Celtic, South Shields won 3-2 at Redcar Town,  Ossett United and Wallsend BC shared four goals.

1 NORTH – Lumley still lead after three narrow wins and got two goals to Boro Rangers one in a mad two-minute spell on the way to a 4-3 away success. Sunderland West End’s Allison Ferris had a four-goal haul in the 10-0 win at Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves, Washington struck twice in the last quarter of the match for a 2-0 result at West Allotment Celtic and despite two early goals, Bishop Auckland had to settle for a 3-3 tie at Chester le Street Town Development.

1 SOUTH – Altofts advanced into first place, coming from behind at the break to win 3-1 at Harrogate Town Development, whose Georgia Grosvenor was dismissed. Wakefield Trinity scored three goals in 13 first-half minutes but still only drew 3-3 at Hull United. Hepworth United’s fixture with York RI was abandoned.

NORTH WESTWest Didsbury & Chorlton new leaders

PREMIER – West Didsbury & Chorlton went top after edging Merseyrail 2-1, FC United Of Manchester won 3-2 at Crewe Alexandra, Fleetwood Town Wrens finished 3-3 with Cheadle Town Stingers, Morecambe had a 4-1 result against Tranmere Rovers, Mossley Hill Athletic seeing off Wigan Athletic 3-1.

1 NORTH – Penrith kicked off by hitting Morecambe Reserves for six, AFC Darwen opening with a single-goal success over Blackpool.

1 SOUTH – Chester came out on top 5-3 against Runcorn Linnets,  Wythenshawe Amateurs scored five without reply versus West Kirby, Didsbury and Northwich Vixens drew 1-1.

SOUTHERNTilehurst and Rangers see red

PREMIER – The campaign began with three away wins; Abingdon United with a 6-1 result at Newbury, Woodley United’s Michelle Quinn with the solitary goal at Ascot United, Winchester City Flyers’ Libby Wilkinson claiming a hat-trick and substitute Shayne Prasad their other in a 4-3 thriller at Oxford City.

DIVISION 1 – Tilehurst Panthers tied 2-2 with Abbey Rangers as each side finished with ten players. Deanna Cane got both for the Panthers whose Charlotte Wheeler saw red, Lauren Timbrell was twice on target for Rangers but their Natalie Jones received a second caution. Elsewhere it ended: Abingdon Town 4-0 AFC Bournemouth Development, New Milton Town 1-1 Eastleigh, Southampton Women’s Reserves 0-3 Bournemouth Sports.

SOUTH WEST – Four in a row for FGR and BLU

PREMIER – Portishead’s 4-1 victory at Torquay United was their second win in two games to date, Wootton Bassett Town got off the mark at the third attempt in a 2-2 tie at Bishops Lydeard.

1 NORTHERN – Bristol Ladies Union extended their winning start to four games, as Hannah Price got the only goal at Frampton Rangers. Downend Flyers drew 2-2 with Weston Super Mare, Rebecca Dando second earning a point for the visitors. Cheltenham Town Development and Almondsbury ended one apiece.

1 EASTERN – Forest Green Rovers have maximum points after four games, Beth Edwards and Cerys Jones scoring for a 2-1 result at Swindon Town Development. Laverstock & Ford had not dropped a point until they went down 5-0 to five different scorers at AEK-Boco.

1 WESTERN – Alphington – who were held 3-3 at home by Plympton – stayed a goal ahead of AFC St Austell, where Feniton recorded a 2-2 draw. St Agnes and Pen Mill was another to finish all square, the 2-2 scoreline bringing a first point for each.

WEST MIDLANDS – Wyrley win goal-fest

Wyrley players
Wyrley conceded four at home but scored six. (Photo: griftersworld.com)

PREMIER – Sutton Coldfield Town got their campaign underway by sending hosts Lye Town to a 6-1 reverse. Crusaders’ Ella Thompson-Moulding bagged a brace for a 3-2 win at City of Stoke, a win on the road also for Coventry Sphinx whose Joanne Ryan came off the bench to net in a 2-1 defeat of Coundon Court.

1 NORTH – AFC Telford United took over at the top when sending Sandwell home beaten 6-1, Wyrley won the goal-fest with Shrewsbury Town 6-4, Port Vale put seven past hosts Coventry City with six in the second half, Tamworth took the points 2-0 at Shifnal Town.

1 SOUTH – Solihull Sporting’s Janelle Straker was three times on target as they made it three straight wins with all six goals at Rugby Town. Kingfisher came away from Cookley Sports 3-0 victors, Knowle netted six past Sedgley & Gornal United, Stourbridge stung Leamington Lions 10-0.

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