Women’s Regional League Premier Divisions had three changes of leadership, as Hartlepool United, Leek Town and Peterborough Northern Star all went top.
EASTERN – Northern Star go top
PREMIER – Peterborough Northern Star went top on goal-difference after a 7-2 defeat of AFC Dunstable, in which Katie Steward scored five times. St Ives Town won 3-0 at Bedford, Luton Town took the points 2-1 at Bowers & Pitsea, while Haringey Borough posted a similar score against Wroxham thanks to a Beatriz Kretteis brace.
1 NORTH – Kings Lynn Town are level on points with the leaders Cambridge City Development following a 2-2 tie at Needham Market, Newmarket Town beat Haverhill Rovers 2-0.
1 SOUTH – East Bergholt United defeated leaders Hutton 3-2 on their own turf, AFC Sudbury are second having seen off Leigh Ramblers 4-2 aided by Rebecca Stephenson’s hat-trick.
EAST MIDLANDS – (resumes 3 January)
LONDON & SOUTH EAST – First win for Whyteleafe
PREMIER – Both games were settled by one goal, as Queens Park Rangers won at Fulham with a Hayley Peacock effort and Whyteleafe got a first win with Mercedes Broomfield on target against Aylesford.
1 NORTH – Sutton United drew for the third time in four games, 1-1 at home to Clapham United.
1 SOUTH – Lewes Foundation made it four straight wins beating Parkwood Rangers 5-0 with three goals coming from Lottie Sharp, Worthing won by the same score at Newhaven.
NORTH EAST LEAGUE – Pools in pole position
PREMIER DIVISION – Hartlepool United replaced Wallsend BC at the top by sending them to a remarkable 7-4 defeat, Caitlin Bates with a treble for Pools, Rebecca Hansen’s hat-trick for the visitors coming all in vain. York City won 4-1 at Farsley Celtic, Alnwick Town 4-0 at Harrogate Town, while Redcar Town saw off Sheffield Wednesday 4-2.
1 NORTH – Boro Rangers were set to top the table until Bishop Auckland’s Vikki Ryder equalised with five minutes left in a 1-1 draw. Chester le Street Town Development leapfrogged Washington into third when downing them 4-2.
1 SOUTH – Farsley Celtic Juniors sent leaders Altofts home beaten 4-0, York Railway Institute were 6-3 winners at Harrogate Town Development.
NORTH WEST – High fives for Darwen
1 NORTH – AFC Darwen made if five wins from five with as many unanswered goals at home to Morecambe Reserves.
1 SOUTH – Chester’s fourth win in a row came 5-0 over Wythenshawe Amateurs, Salford City Lionesses defeated Didsbury 5-1, Curzon Ashton were held 3-3 at home by Northwich Vixens and Runcorn Linnets drew 1-1 with Warrington Wolves.
SOUTHERN – Abingdon United leave it late
PREMIER – Abingdon United just made it four wins on the spin with Charlotte Deeley and Tiana Russell-Cartwright netting very late goals in defeating Wycombe Wanderers 2-0. Half-time substitute Georgia Bowers had an immediate impact in scoring the only goal as Ascot United edged Oxford City, Moneyfields stormed to a 12-0 score line at Newbury where Kim Stenning and Kimberley Whitcombe each contributed a treble.
ONE – Eastleigh and Bournemouth Sports both remain unbeaten after their 1-1 tie, AFC Bournemouth Development were 3-1 winners at Abbey Rangers.
SOUTH WEST – (Resumes 10 January)
WEST MIDLANDS – Crusaders take down leaders
PREMIER – Crusaders’ Jessica Tsapparelli got the only goal to win away to Solihull Ladies United, who lost the leadership to Leek Town after their 5-1 result at Worcester City where Chantelle Gallagher chalked up a first-half hat-trick. Sutton Coldfield Town were 2-0 victors over Coventry Sphinx as Niamh Deasy and Jamie-Leigh Fowler struck in the last eight minutes.
1 NORTH – Stoke City Development recorded a fifth win from five games with a 7-2 result away at Coventry City.