Women’s Regional Leagues: Wymondham promoted to FAWNL

Wymondham Town are eastern league champions
Wymondham Town have won promotion to the FAWNL for the first time ever. (Photo: @WymondhamLadies)

Wymondham Town are Women’s Regional Premier champions, Needham Market and AFC Bournemouth DS Division 1 winners.

EASTERN – Wymondham win league title with three games to spare

Premier – Wymondham Town were declared champions without playing, as Wroxham’s Grace Birchall got the only goal of the game at second-placed Royston Town, who can no longer catch the Norfolk side.

1 North –  Needham Market also became champions as they won the top of the table clash at Newmarket Town 2-1, with Lina Nagib and Mia Etheridge on target. Whittlesey Athletic had Milena Vygovskaja sent off in a 4-1 home defeat by Biggleswade United.

1 South – The top two drew as Herts Vipers finished 2-2 with Cheshunt, allowing AFC Sudbury to gain ground with a 4-1 win at Leigh Ramblers, also Barking after running out 8-0 winners at Billericay Town DS. Elsewhere, Hutton versus East Bergholt United ended goalless.

League Cup 3rd Rd – Colney Heath edged Bedford with a goal by Sasha Manders, AFC Dunstable enjoyed a rare victory, 4-1 over St Ives Town to make the quarter-finals.

EAST MIDLANDS – Chesterfield progress checked

Premier – Oughtibridge held second-placed Chesterfield to a 1-1 away draw, Notts County’s 4-1 victory at Leicester City LFC put them fourth and Rotherham United also scored for against Rise Park.

1 North – Beth Gingell scored in the first minute to set up a 3-2 win for SJR Worksop over Sleaford Town. Chloe Mitchell got their second and Brooke Chapell struck six minutes from the end.

1 South – Anstey Nomads sub Ella Wortley found the net in the 4-2 win at Nottingham Forest DS, Thrapston Town are now within striking distance of third-placed Oadby & Wigston, whom they beat 2-0 with goals by Sophie Warren and Hannah Warren. Loughborough Foxes Vixens had a 3-2 victory at Coalville Town, Ilkeston Town’s Jade Eaglefield got both their goals but the bottom side had Kelsea Marriott dismissed in a 2-2 home tie with Kettering Town.

LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Six teams make knockout semis

League Cup Q-Fs – New London Lionesses went through 2-1 at Dorking Wanderers, Dartford got the only goal at Worthing and Bexhill United beat Sport London E Benfica 2-1.

League Trophy Q-Fs – AFC Acorns’ Samantha Rowland was at the the double in a thrilling 4-3 win over Ashford Ladies, Newhaven knocked out Watford DS 2-1 and Herne Bay thrashed Walton Casuals 9-2 as Gemma Shepherd scored four times.

NORTH EAST – Barnsley FC Ladies hit double figures

Premier – York City were 4-1 winners over Farsley Celtic FC, Wakefield Trinity won a 4-3 thriller with Hartlepool United aided by a treble from Neve Renwick, Nat Eustance netted the decider in Harrogate Town’s 3-2 result at Wallsend BC.

1 North – Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves held third-placed Chester le Street United 1-1, Bishop Auckland went fourth after a 3-1 win at Washington, Wallsend BC Reserves put five past hosts Prudhoe Town.

1 South –  Barnsley FC Ladies recorded a 10-1 scoreline over Bradford Park Avenue as Sadie Hooper got three, Hull United had a walkover against Millmoor.

NORTH WEST – Chester go second in the South

Premier –  Merseyrail’s lead is five points following a 3-0 victory over Salford City Lionesses, Crewe Alexandra hit AFC Darwen 6-1 in a meeting of third and fourth, Cheadle Town Stingers won 5-3 against Wigan Athletic.

1 North – Blackburn CSC got both goals of the game at Haslingden, Blackpool hit six at Sir Tom Finney and Preston North End edged Morecambe with the odd goal in five to climb to third.

1 South – Chester sit second after beating Hindley 4-0 and Alder’s 4-3 defeat of Warrington Wolves, Wythenshawe Amateurs and Didsbury drew 1-1.

SOUTHERN – AFC Bournemouth Devs win Division 1

Division 1 – AFC Bournemouth DS are champions after a 4-0 win at Chichester City moved them out of Bournemouth Sports’ reach.

League Cup Q-Fs – Moneyfields went through 4-1 at New Milton Town and will now meet Bournemouth Sports, who edged out hosts Milton United 4-3. Eastleigh eased into the semis when sinking Oxford City 7-0.

Chairman’s Cup 1st Rd – AFC Stoneham eliminated Wycombe Wanderers 7-1 and Eversley & California won 3-0 at Woking.

SOUTH WEST – Torquay move clear at the top

Premier – Torquay United went a couple of points clear with a 3-1 win at Royal Wootton Bassett Town, Ilminster Town rose to second with a 2-0 result at Middlezoy. AFC St Austell beat Marine Academy Plymouth 2-0 with a Charlotte Whitmore double, Bishops Lydeard took the points 3-1 at Forest Green Rovers.

1 East – Swindon Town DS defeated Frome Town 4-1, Warminster Town are second having edged AEK Boco with a Mia Blazey effort.

1 North – Champions Bristol Rovers finished their league fixtures by hitting six at Downend Flyers, Almondsbury’s Amy Jefferies scored the decisive goal in a 2-1 victory at Oldland Abbotonians.

1 West –  Plymouth Argyle U-23s picked up three points with a 3-2 result at Liskeard Athletic, Feniton ran out 6-2 victors at Liverton United.

WEST MIDLANDS – Eleven goals in Walsall derby

Premier – Leaders Lichfield City won 5-0 at Lye Town helped by Courtney Dilger’s hat-trick, Sutton Coldfield Town kept up the pressure in winning 2-0 at Coventry Sphinx, as did Stourbridge with a single-goal success over Crusaders. Kidderminster Harriers had Anne Johnson red-carded in a 1-1 draw at Redditch United, Coundon Court’s Alexandra Shilton found the net three times in an 8-1 thrashing of Tamworth.

1 North – Shrewsbury Town dropped points for only the second time when held 1-1 at home by title rivals Shifnal Town but Sandwell went second with a 2-1 result at AFC Telford United. A derby goalfest brought Walsall Wood an 8-3 win at Walsall Ladies, Coventry City won 3-1 at Wyrley.

1 South – Knowle beat Rugby Borough 3-1 to keep a three-point advantage over second-placed Solihull Sporting, who netted nine at Rugby Town, while struggling Droitwich Spa held Kingfisher 0-0.

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