Woodley United sealed promotion to the Southern League Premier, while Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan Athletic went second in their respective divisions with hard-fought wins away from home.
REGIONAL LEAGUE ROUND-UP
EASTERN – Hutton to face Stevenage in Plate final
PREMIER – Leaders Billericay Town beat AFC Dunstable 4-1. Acle United maintained their title hopes with 7-2 & 4-0 wins in the double-header with Brentwood Town, Megan Todd with a brace in each match. Cambridge City’s hopes were ended when held 3-3 by visiting Royston Town, Becky Shephard with a brace for the visitors. Bedford finished their fixtures with a walkover against AFC Sudbury.
1 NORTH – A Hannan Waters double helped champions Wymondham Town win 3-1 at Cambridge United Reserves, Kings Lynn Town are closer to the runners-up spot after Olivia Baker got the only goal at Ipswich Wanderers.
1 SOUTH – Second-placed Harlow Town edged third in the table Little Thurrock Dynamos 1-0 with a Lily Bruno effort, while Hoddesdon Town Owls defeated Hertford Town 2-1.
LEAGUE PLATE SEMI-FINAL – Hutton will play Stevenage Reserves in the final after a 5-3 extra-time win over Histon, in which they had five different scorers.
EAST MIDLANDS – Perkins seven up for Posh
PREMIER – Oughtibridge War Memorial remain top on goal-difference after they hit hosts Mansfield Town for six – four goals from Lauren Turner – and Nettleham beat third-placed Leicester City WFC DS 3-0 with a couple for Abbie Murrell. Peterborough Northern Star are now third having come through 3-2 at Eastwood with aid of a Katie Steward double, while Loughborough Students condemned Arnold Town to last place with a 10-0 result, that featured eight second-half goals.
1 NORTH – Amy Blinkhorn hit six and Millie Seaton three as leaders Hykeheam Town thrashed Teversal 12-1 but Woodlands remain favourites after a 5-3 result at Grimsby Borough, Jody Scott again with a five-goal haul. Calverton Miners Welfare leapfrogged Lincoln Moorlands Railway into third when seeing them off 2-0, Natasha Leach scored twice as Arnold Town DS shared four goals with Draycott Victoria and Sleaford Town beat Clifton All Whites 4-2.
1 SOUTH – Peterborough United stayed top with a 13-3 hammering of Heather which featured seven goals for Keir Perkins and a treble by Jessica Driscoll. In the game of second versus third, Oadby & Wigston Dynamo defeated Northampton Town by the odd goal in three. Corby Town had Leanne Keen sent off and had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Loughborough Foxes Vixens. Thrapston Town are three points ahead of AFC Leicester after beating tem by as many goals.
LONDON & SOUTH EAST – Meridian win at South East Counties leaders
PREMIER – Top of the table Crawley Wasps only scraped a 3-2 win at home to Eastbourne Town and AFC Phoenix won 4-2 at London Kent Football United with three goals from Natalia Mann.
GREATER LONDON PREMIER – Colne Valley moved two places off the bottom with a 4-1 defeat of Hampstead, in which Lucy Uttley got two goals. Regents Park Rangers and Hemel Hempstead Town remain on the same points after finishing all square at 2-2.
SOUTH EAST COUNTIES PREMIER – Meridian won the top of the table clash at leaders Kent Football United 1-0 thanks to a Hannah Corlett effort. Lucy Cook was twice on target as Chichester City DS overtook Worthing with a 3-2 score to go third. Eastbourne Ladies retrieved a two-goal deficit to draw at Hassocks and Ashford edged Crawley Wasps Reserves in the best of five goals.
NORTH EAST – Owls fightback to go second
PREMIER – A couple from Caitlin Bates helped Hartlepool United into second with a 4-1 victory at Farsley Celtic. Castleford White Rose walloped Wakefield 7-2 in the basement battle, Rebecca Sherrard netting three times and Lauren Breen four.
1 NORTH – South Shields stayed top with an 11-0 win at Guisborough, where there was two goals apiece for Elizabeth Fraser, Sophie Halliday, Paige Lester and substitute Dionne Fleming. Boldon CA Villa beat Blyth Lions 4-0 to climb into second spot, Allison Ferris with two of their goals. Consett’s ten goals against York Railway Institute were distributed to Stephanie Curry (4), Carolanne Hughes (3) and Nicole McEvoy (3).
1 SOUTH – Sheffield Wednesday came from two down at half-time to win 3-2 at Altofts with a brace by Amy-Leigh Barringham-Beck, as they replaced their hosts in second place. Malet Lambert’s match with Doncaster Belles was abandoned.
LEAGUE CUP QUARTER-FINAL – Durham Cestria had a walkover against York City and now go to Altofts in the semis on 29th April.
NORTH WEST – Wigan second after nine-goal thriller
PREMIER – Wigan Athletic went second after a 5-4 victory at Fleetwood Town Wrens. CMB are off the bottom after winning 2-1 at Merseyrail Bootle, although they lost 3-2 in the other game of the double-header. Blackburn CSC won 4-2 at Accrington Sports, Manchester Stingers beat Blackpool 2-1 and Sir Tom Finney went above MSB Woolton when beating them 5-1.
1 NORTH – The unbeaten pair drew 1-1 at Penrith as Cammell Laird climbed to second. Workington Reds rose to fourth by whipping Bolton Wanderers U-21 Reserves 12-1, Burscough Dynamo moved closer to mid-table Morecambe Reserves with a 3-0 defeat of them and Carlisle United were 3-0 winners at Preston North End.
1 SOUTH – FC United sank City of Liverpool 8-0 in the top versus bottom encounter, second-placed West Didsbury & Chorlton won 5-1 over Northwich Vixens.
ARGYLE SPORTS CUP SEMI-FINAL – Stockport County beat Burnley 2-1 away with a Grace Wardle brace and will meet FC United or CMB in the final.
ARGYLE SPORTS PLATE SEMI-FINALS – Liverpool Feds Reserves edged out Curzon Ashton 3-2 as Emily Douglas made one and scored another. The Feds now face Warrington Wolverines in the final after their 3-0 success at Crewe Alexandra DS, where Nicola Chatterley scored twice.
SOUTHERN – Chesham on verge of championship
PREMIER – Chesham United only need a point from two games to clinch the title, after they sank hosts Shanklin 10-0 with three each for Kat Bowers and Gemma Fraser.
1 NORTHERN – Woodley United are champions after their 6-0 win at Wargrave, Rosie Paige-Smith with a hat-trick. Second-placed Barton Rovers beat Oxford City Nomads 5-2, Amelia Sergent with two of their goals.
1 SOUTHERN – AFC Bournemouth remain in first positionA after a 7-1 success at Southampton WFC Reserves, with two apiece for Anastasia Hnatiw and Chloe Tape, Warsash Wasps got closer to the Cherries on goal difference with a massive 15-2 score at Winchester City Flyers Reserves, Megan Fox topscoring with four, Justine Hammond coming off the bench to notch a hat-trick.
CHAIRMAN’S CUP SEMI-FINAL – Wycombe Wanderers were 2-0 winners over Winchester City Flyers and now play Oxford City in the final. Charlotte Bagshaw’s opener was added to by Kitty Jones in added time.
SOUTH WEST – Buckland win a title ‘six-pointer’
PREMIER – Title favourites Buckland Athletic damaged Torquay United’s own hopes with a crucial 2-0 away win courtesy of a couple from Amber Coates, while Marine Academy Plymouth went second with a walkover against Downend Flyers. Keynsham Town DS are bottom after being docked a massive 24 points but they did win 2-1 at Middlezoy Rovers. AEK Boco held Bishops Lydeard 2-2 after a brace by substitute Robyn Carpenter, Exeter City picked up a 3-1 win over Ilminster Town with a Jana Richards double and Forest Green Rovers shared four goals with Charlestown.
1 EASTERN – Portishead missed the chance to go top when going down 3-2 at Team Mendip, Ellison Roberts twice on target for the home side. St Nicholas Reserves’ Natasha Galpin came on to get two goals in the 4-2 result over FC Chippenham. Cheltenham Town DS put four goals past Oldland Abbotonians and Almondsbury were awarded the game against Cheltenham Civil Service.
1 WESTERN – Callington Town moved three points clear at the top with an eleventh straight win, 3-1 over Plympton. Newquay Celtic scored the only goal of the game at Bude Town.
WEST MIDLANDS – Leafield progress to Premier Cup final
PREMIER – Wolverhampton Sporting put eight past lowly Leamington, Lye Town bagged both goals at Worcester United. Leafield Athletic won through 3-2 at Kingshurst Sporting Club to reach the Cup final, with the Finals Day on 29th April at Stone Dominoes FC.
1 NORTH – Top of the table Sutton Coldfield Town were 6-0 winners at Tamworth. They will play Leek Town in the Divisional Cup Final, who won 2-1 at Goldenhill Wanderers.
1 SOUTH – Rugby Town are up a place after winning the battle of the bottom two 3-0 at Coventry Development. Coundon Court edged out hosts Stockingford AA Pavilion to make the divisional cup final.