Women’s Regional Leagues Round-Up: Four trophies won

Moneyfields beat Abingdon Town in Southern League Subsidiary Cup Final.
Roxy Lee-Stewart of Moneyfields and Abingdon United’s Kiera Isaac. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Eastleigh, Moneyfields, Ossett United and Royston Town all enjoyed Women’s Regional League trophy success.

EASTERN –  Royston win silverware after shoot-out

Challenge Cup: After a four-team finals day tournament of hour-long matches, Royston Town emerged as winners, with a 6-5 shoot-out success over Cambridge City, Tally Miles converting the decisive spot-kick.

Wymondham Town ran out 5-0 winners against Bedford in the third-place play-off, Laura Nicholls wit three of the goals.

EAST MIDLANDS – Cup and Plate finalists confirmed

League Cup S-Fs: Chesterfield edged Northampton Town 1-0 with a Bethany Smyth goal, the Cobblers losing Leah Cudone to a second yellow card. The Spireites now meet Lincoln United in the final at Arnold Town FC, ko 3pm on Sunday 30 May, after Mansfield Town were beaten 2-1.

League Plate S-Fs: Oughtibridge War Memorial hit Sherwood for six, with the help of a brace from Emily Fowler, to reach the final. Loughborough Students saw off Thrapston Town 2-0 to also go through to the final double-header, with their tie up first at 11am.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Ashford Town and Crawley Wasps win groups

Group A – Ashford Town (Middx) secured to spot with a game to spare, Ashley Cheatley striking in stoppage-time for a 3-2 victory at Dulwich Hamlet. Queens Park Rangers have midweek games scheduled for both Thursday and Friday, hosting Saltdean United at Brunel University Sports park, before welcoming Ashford to the QPR FC Training Ground.

Group B – Fulham won 2-1 away at group leaders New London Lionesses, whom they can pip to top spot but only with a four-goal win against Denham United in the last match.

Group D – Although Lewes Foundation sank Hassocks 7-0, it was not enough to stop Crawley Wasps Development finishing first, as they picked up their required point in a 1-1 tie at Newhaven. Natalie Stephenson scored for the Wasps but they had Leila Treacher sent off before the break.

NORTH EAST – Ossett fightback to lift cup

Subsidiary Cup Final: Ossett United came from behind to defeat fellow group winners Hull United 2-1, with Emily Senior scoring twice. 

Subsidiary Plate S-F: Wallsend BC staged an amazing comeback in the semi-final, scoring three times after falling 4-1 behind to Chester Le Street Development and then winning 5-4 on penalties.

SOUTHERN – Moneyfields and Eastleigh tale the trophies

Moneyfields won the Southern League Subsidiary Cup.
Moneyfields won the Southern League Subsidiary Cup. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Subsidiary Cup Final: Moneyfields were 2-1 winners away to Abingdon United in front of a crowd of 220. Tizzy Russell-Cartwright opened the scoring for the hosts but Ciara Boylan equalised in the second half and Paige Seeley netted an 84th-minute winner.

Subsidiary Plate Final: Eastleigh had 275 fans in for their 2-0 win over AFC Bournemouth Development. Sam Hide and Emma Simpson got the goals, while a late comeback was averted when Daniella Ford saved a penalty.

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