Women’s Regional Leagues: Salford City Lionesses and Tamworth both go top

Hartlepol Utd edged Alnwick Town 3-2
Hartlepool United edged Alnwick Town 3-2 to go clear at the top of the North East League. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Salford City Lionesses and Tamworth are new leaders following a restricted women’s regional league programme on 20 December.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Worsfold at the double for Worthing

1 SOUTH – Lewes Foundation missed the chance to take top spot from Herne Bay when going down 3-0 at home to Worthing, for whom a third win in four was aided by a Gemma Worsfold brace.

NORTH EAST LEAGUE – Pools move clear

PREMIER – Hartlepool United went three points clear off York City at the top after seeing off third-placed Alnwick Town by the odd goal in five, Robyn Foster with Pools’ crucial third goal. Ossett United recorded their first win 5-2 at Wallsend BC, where substitute Alayna Millard scored twice.

1 NORTH – Lumley remain top as Boro Rangers were held 1-1 at Blyth Town, West Allotment Celtic won 2-1 at Washington to also go within a point of the leaders, Laura Wright and sub Abigail Hulme with their goals. Sunderland West End rose three places to fifth after a 5-2 defeat of Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves.

1 SOUTH – Altofts held top spot with a 5-0 defeat of Harrogate Town, Farsley Celtic went second with a 7-1 success away at Bradford Park Avenue. York Railway Institute took the points against Hepworth United 4-2.

Farsley Celtic Juniors
Farsley Celtic JFC Ladies celebrate. (Photo: Dave Hare)

NORTH WEST – Lionesses lead

PREMIER – Tranmere Rovers kept a three-point advantage in first place when beating Merseyrail 2-0, FC United of Manchester are up to second after a 2-1 win over Cheadle Town Stingers.

1 NORTH – Blackpool’s 7-1 sinking of Morecambe Reserves sent them second, Lily Hambly contributing a 15-minute first-half hat-trick. Blackburn CSC are third following a 2-1 victory against Sir Tom Finney.

1 SOUTH – Salford City Lionesses knocked Chester out of pole position having beaten Runcorn Linnets 5-1.

Runcorn Linnets v Salford City Lionesses
Runcorn Linnets battle for possession against Salford City Lionesses. (Photo: Neil Thornton)

WEST MIDLANDS – Tamworth go top

PREMIER – Coventry Sphinx’s 2-1 result at Worcester City has them in third place, two points behind the leaders.

1 NORTH – Tamworth took over at the top from AFC Telford United when winning 5-1 at Coventry City, Olivia Woolston with a double. Walsall got off the bottom with a 3-2 result against Port Vale in which Georgia Cox struck twice.

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