Women’s Regional Leagues Round-Up

Peterborough United v Ougtibridge
Alice MacNicol wins the header for Peterborough United versus Oughtibridge. (Gary Reed Photography)

The East Midlands Women’s Regional League has three new divisional leaders in Loughborough Students, Notts County and SJR Worksop. 

EASTERN – Heath’s Puddick hits quick hat-trick

PREMIER – Colney Heath went level on points with the second and third-placed sides after a 5-1 win at Haringey Borough, Nicola Puddick netting a 25-minute hat-trick. AFC Dunstable got off the mark with a 2-1 victory at Bedford thanks to efforts by Jody McClelland and Lori Wilson-Phillips.

1 NORTH – Haverhill Rovers edged leaders Cambridge City Development 1-0 with Nicole Beasley the scorer, Kings Lynn kicked off with a 3-0 defeat of Needham Market.

1 SOUTH – East Bergholt United’s first point came in a 2-2 draw with Hutton, for whom the result opened up a one-point lead at the top.

EAST MIDLANDS Loughborough Students go top

PREMIER – Loughborough Students went top with a 3-1 result at Kettering Town, their goals scored by Fatima Husein, Flossie Jones and Elizabeth White. Oughtibridge opened with a 2-1 win at Peterborough United, quickly coming from behind with goals by Millie Kenyon and Kathryn Mudge, Woodlands went down 3-2 at home to Mansfield Town, Natasha Leach with a brace for the visitors.

1 NORTH – SJR Worksop lead having beaten Grimsby Borough 4-2, Brooke Chapell getting the first goal after a matter of seconds. Arnold Eagles were pegged back at 1-1 by Cleethorpes Town but it was a first point for both sides.

1 SOUTH – Notts County lead after putting eight past Loughborough Foxes Vixens, six of those by  Melissa East. AFC Leicester’s Ella Needham scored twice in a 3-2 result over Coalville Town Ravenettes and Derby County Academy defeated hosts Thrapston Town 2-0.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Hackney continue perfect start

1 NORTH – Hackney made it three straight wins with five different scorers in a 5-1 success at Clapham United. Kate Meehan, Clara Ould Aklouche, Lizzie Tucker, Kea Veronica and sub Shanelle Felix shared the spoils.

1 SOUTH – Crawley Wasps DS went second when holding leaders Herne Bay 2-2, Lauren Callaghan and Natalie Stephenson on target for the hosts, Molly Shipton and Lauren Harris on target in a five-minute spell for the visitors.

NORTH EASTLumley lead

1 NORTH – Lumley lead after getting the only goal of the game at West Allotment Celtic, through Sarah Hutchieson on 17 minutes. There were also away wins for Chester le Street Town Development at Washington (2-1) and Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves at Prudhoe Town (3-1), despite the dismissal of substitute Amiee Morrison. Bishop Auckland came from behind to beat Boro Rangers 3-1, Beth Vasey and Sophie Wood with second-half goals.

1 SOUTH – Just the one game but eight goals, as York Railway Institute hit Harrogate Town  Development 6-2.

Lumley won v Washington
Last ditch tackle preserves Lumley’s lead. (Photo @wafcladies)

NORTH WESTMorecambe score seven

PREMIER – Opening fixtures saw Tranmere Rovers make a winning start 2-0 against Mossley Hill, while West Didsbury & Chorlton edged Wigan Athletic 2-1.

1 NORTH – Morecambe Reserves sank Preston North End 7-1, Penwortham Town returned from Carlisle United 2-0 victors.

1 SOUTH – Chester were winners at Curzon Ashton by the odd goal in five, Ashleigh Bullock with a couple and Izzy Crooks getting the other.

SOUTHERNSix-hitting Southampton

DIVISION 1 – The only game to go ahead brought a 6-2 win for Southampton Women’s Reserves at AFC Bournemouth Development. Jade Hockey enjoyed a four-goal debut, while Larissa White got both the Cherries’ goals in the space of two minutes.

SOUTH WEST – Pilgrims progress

1 WESTERN – A single game survived the rain and FA Cup duties, as Plymouth Argyle Reserves won 4-0 at St Agnes. Bethan Cowd, Dee Newman and Abbie Carveth were among the goals that put Plymouth fourth in the table, with the top five level on points.

WEST MIDLANDS – Super-sub scores twice in four minutes

PREMIER – Solihull Ladies United are goal difference short of leaders Leek Town, thanks to a fast double by Hayley Wilford in a 2-2 tie at City of Stoke. Stockingford A A Pavilion were set for their first points when 2-1 up at the break but visitors Lye Town instead had that relief after netting three second-half goals.

1 NORTH – Goals from Jaime Duggan and Jemma Smith were not enough to give AFC Telford United victory over Wyrley but the 2-2 score did lift them into second spot.

1 SOUTH – Solihull Sporting sent Leamington Lions to a 4-2 reverse to replace them at the top, Rugby Town ran out 6-0 winners at Sedgley & Gornal United.

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