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East Midlands League

Premier Division leaders Lincoln Utd did not play on Sunday and their advantage has been trimmed to two points by second placed Chesterfield, who ran out 5-0 winners over Anstey Nomads. Imogen Fowler was on target twice along with Sophie Marshall, Millie Standen and Georgina Williams. Mansfield Town meanwhile moved level on points with third placed Rotherham Utd after beating them 2-0 thanks to Chloe Hutsby and Chrystal Smiley. Dunton & Broughton Utd scored nine times without reply past Long Eaton Utd, Emma Aspinall hitting a hat-trick along with Eve Aston, Samantha Hargrave, Emily Miles, Kristina Ponder, Eleanor Towers and Yasmin Hilton, whilst Georgina Shaw (2), Daisy Allen, Jade Eaglefield and Isabel Wretham accounted for the goals as Ilkeston Town won 5-2 at Basford Utd.

Oughtibridge WM have taken over at the top of Division One North following their 6-0 victory over Retford FC Ladies, in which Laura Cain bagged a hat-trick along with Lauren Turner (2) and Karla Burton. They head the table on goal difference from Gainsborough Trinity who beat Grimsby Borough 2-1 thanks to Olivia Leslie and Lauren Crellin. Lincoln Utd Development have joined the clutch of teams who are three points off the pace after Bryony Knights (2), April Hallam, Jesika Timson and Hannah Williams all found the net in their 5-1 success away to Sleaford Town.

Arnold Eagles now head the Division One Central table by three points after they defeated Sherwood FC Women 4-2. Courtney Walters, Hannah Daniel, Mollie Rowden and Natasha Leach were all on the scoresheet whilst second placed Beaumont Park were 2-1 winners against Loughborough Foxes Vixens, courtesy of a double from Tahli Spence. Freya Allsop and Olivia Bradley accounted for the goals as Notts County Development beat Sandiacre Town 2-1, meanwhile Natasha Walker was on target for West Bridgford Colts in their 1-1 draw with Asfordby Amateurs, who netted through Sarah Brown.

Division One South leaders Newport Pagnell Town did not have a game and they have been joined on ten points by two other teams. Northampton Town Development sit in second after Alex Bartlett (2), Onachukwu Ndefo (2) and Cassidy Flynn fired them to a 5-0 victory over Leicester City Ladies and third are Stamford AFC Women as Laura Dodwell earned them a 1-0 win against Thrapston Town, who would have gone top with a win. Kettering Town meanwhile beat Nuneaton Borough 5-1 thanks to an Abbie Brewin double, Lauren Adams, Mikaela Wilford-Barrett and Farah Clark.

Eastern Region League

The League Cup took centre stage on the weekend and Wroxham came through a tricky trip to Division One South high fliers Southend Utd Community SC with a 6-1 victory. Holly Connell scored two of the goals along with Lauren Bullard, Lara Densley, Hannah Fuller and Keela Olive. Stevenage Women meanwhile were the winners from one of the all-Premier Division ties, beating Barking 6-3 thanks to Lilla Dempsey (2), Amy Gooderham, Chloe Gunn, Kelsey Millen and Amy Makewell. Jordanne Sillitoe hit a hat-trick and there were doubles from Erin Davies and Emma Slater, whilst Laura Mills, Stacey Roper and Emily Smith rounded off the scoring as Royston Town hit ten against King’s Lynn Town. Lois Balfour and Molly Hall netted the goals as Needham Market won 2-1 away to Hertford Town and Bowers & Pitsea beat Thetford Town thanks to a brace from Olivia Harris. St Albans City were 3-1 winners over Stanway Pegasus Ladies with Kiera Ward, Elsbeth Cunningham and Holly Williams all on target.

Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers eased through with a 5-1 victory over Histon, Chelsea Brister and Victoria Leyer each netting twice and Rachel Bussey the other. Etta Sam meanwhile netted twice in the last seven minutes to give Watford Development a 2-0 win against Stevenage Women Development. Cate Jackson bagged a brace and Liubov Liushnenko added the other as Lawford progressed with a 3-0 victory over Hutton.

London & South East League

It was League Cup day on Sunday and Dulwich Hamlet swept through to the next round by scoring six times without reply past Eastbourne Utd. Ceylon Hickman netted twice and there was one apiece from Shakira Kafero Roberts, Erin Corrigan and Luna Etienne along with an own goal. Fulham eased past Clapton Community with a 4-1 victory, thanks to Georgia Heasman, Megalie Mendes, Rebecca Stormer and Ede Buchele. Dorking Wanderers got through with a 1-0 win at Ashmount Leigh and Crawley AFC Women edged past Dartford Res with a 2-1 success, given to them by Ella Bale and Pamela McDonnell. Enfield Town had a smoother passage to the Third Round, beating Bexhill Utd 8-1 with a Beth Lloyd hat-trick, as well as Mia Obeng (2), Brionne Fowle, Amina Hanif and Chloe Sampson. Joining them in the last sixteen are Millwall Lionesses, 5-0 winners over Newhaven with goals from Maisie Joyce (2), Sophie Chapman, Olivia McGregor and Emma Whitter, and Saltdean Utd, for whom Molly Hill, Caitlin Sullivan and Charlotte Greenlees all scored in their 3-0 victory against Hastings Utd. Rebecca Wyatt was on target four times as Ashford Utd won 7-1 away to Hassocks, with Abbey Davies, Frankie Stannard and Esmee Sword also getting on the scoresheet, whilst Elsa Ejupi (2), Hannah Corlett and Kara Richardson accounted for the goals as Aylesford defeated Bognor Regis Town 4-0.

One match went all the way to penalties, Herne Bay getting past Whyteleafe from the spot after Elena Brock and Abigail Igbavboa scored respectively in their 1-1 draw. Actonians Ladies Res meanwhile edged past Hackney with a 3-2 victory in which Katy Hanscomb (2) and Chelsea Orridge-Golding scored. Bromley FC Women powered through against Camden & Islington Utd, Charlotte Lee hitting a hat-trick in their 9-0 win along with Beth Hull (2), Mercedes Bromfield (2), Eloise Bovill and Maddie Bone.

In Division One North, Denham Utd moved themselves up into third place when a Joanne Torr brace, Niamh Cashin, Annie Hewitt and Elizabeth Rose steered them to a 5-1 success away to Richmond Park, whose consolation came from Alina Kerl.

Welling Utd are in the top half of the table in Division One South following their 2-0 win away to Montpelier Villa in the only match played. Both goals came in the first half, scored by Kathleen Waterhouse and Sarah White.  

North East League

South Shields came from a goal behind at half time to beat Harrogate Town 2-1 and this has taken them back to the top of the Premier Division. Harrogate led at the break through Tallulah Freeman but late goals from Jasmine Elliott-Wood and Annece Legg gave Shields the points to take them to the summit, with Spennymoor Town still in second place following their 1-1 draw with Barnsley, Megan Foster scoring Spennymoor’s goal. Sunderland West End had started the day as leaders but they were beaten for the first time, 6-2 by Bradford City 3-1 whose scorers were Mia Jacobs, Hannah Markey, Aaliyah Nolan, Elanna Prothero and Summer Paley. Michaela Sewell (2) and Jessica White meanwhile netted the goals as Wallsend Boys Club defeated Hull Utd 3-1 to go up to fifth.

In the Northern Division, Consett Ladies were 3-2 winners away to Bishop Auckland and this has taken them into second place, five points behind leaders Sunderland U23 who did not play. Nicola Price, Stephanie Curry and Rebecca Hansen scored the goals for Consett. Ponteland Utd are third following their huge victory over Chester-le-Street Utd in which Darienne Thompson and Sophie Curle each netted five times, Rhian Roe and Steph Riley both scored hat-tricks, while Lucy Pettit (2) and Liz Savannah Kunz were also on target. Abbey Loughran (2), Sarah Bartlett, Emily Fewster and Lisa Ward were the markswomen for Thornaby Ladies as they beat Hartlepool Pools Youth 5-1 whilst Wallsend BC Res edged out Gateshead FC Ladies by the odd goal in nine, Chloe Adam netting twice along with Paris Pattinson, Alysia Donnison and Kirsty Gillis.

Farsley Celtic Juniors chalked up their first win of the season in the Southern Division when they defeated Ripon City 5-1 in the only match played. Jasmin Cooper was on target twice for Farsley along with Shanua Hill, Olivia Overbury and Josie Johnson, with Louise Wilson replying.

North West League

Elizabeth Potier and Rachael Dunlop both scored twice to give Premier Division leaders Cheadle Town Stingers a 4-0 victory away to Blackburn Community SC. Tranmere Rovers remain a point adrift in second after they edged out Curzon Ashton 4-3. Darwen FC Women stay close at hand in third after beating Blackpool 5-0 whilst Fleetwood Town Wrens were 4-1 winners over Salford City Lionesses, courtesy of an Imogen Hill hat-trick and Carmel Daniel.

Accrington Stanley stay top of Division One North despite not playing but they have been joined by two other teams; Preston North End who won 2-1 at Penrith AFC Ladies with goals from Katie Woodhead and Samantha Ball, and Mancunian Unity, 2-1 victors over Workington Reds whose consolation came from Laura Ivison. Kim Tyson and Nicole Hatcliffe each scored twice, with Lucy Golding adding the other, as Radcliffe FC Women won 5-1 against Fleetwood Wren Rovers Res, meanwhile Carlisle Utd won for the first time, 4-2 against Haslingden.

Wythenshawe Women continue to stretch the pace in Division One South, keeping themselves three points following a nineteen goal blast past Northwich Vixens. Mollie Bennett scored a hat-trick and Chloe Fairclough the other as Runcorn Linnets stayed on their heels with a 4-1 victory over FC St Helens. Chester FC Women remain in touch after beating Litherland Remyca 2-0 with goals from Charlotte Locke and Rachel Lloyd whilst Ellesmere Port Town were 2-0 victors at Warrington Wolves Foundation with Nadine Sword and Samantha Barker on target.


South West League

Just three points cover the top four in what is becoming an increasingly congested Premier Division title race and it was not a good day for the top two on Sunday. Marine Academy Plymouth hold on to the leadership despite going down to a 3-2 defeat at Bristol Rovers, who remain closely in contention in third place. Rianne Bourne-Hallet, Laura Curnock and Neve Platt all scored for Rovers, whilst Marine’s replies came from Sam Drewery and Lily Hamp. Pucklechurch Sports would have taken over at the top with a win but instead they went down to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bishop’s Lydeard, Hollie-Mae Golding scoring the only goal of the game. Liskeard Athletic meanwhile won 3-0 away to Frampton Rangers, Ellie Bishop giving them a first half lead before they added further goals after the break through Chloe Williams and Jasmine Allen.

The top of the table clash in the Northern Division fell victim to the weather and this allowed Gloucester City an opportunity to make up ground on them, which they accepted with a 5-0 victory over Paulton Rovers. All of the goals came in the second half with Alisha Kantorowicz, Margaret Neall, Rakiya Morgan-King, Paige Todd and Kally Lloyd all scoring for City. SGS Olveston Utd follow on in fourth, they defeated Mangotsfield Utd 3-0 with goals from Rosanna Blacker, Amelia Burnham and Shannon Francis.

Royal Wootton Bassett gained swift revenge for their defeat to Eastern Division leaders Poole Town seven days earlier, winning the return match 2-1. Natalie Goodright and Laura Jefferies were both on target for Bassett, with Katie Marshallsay replying. Poole’s lead has been trimmed to three points by Stockwood Wanderers, who drew with Weymouth for the second successive week, this time sharing eight goals. Toni Blenkinsopp scored twice for unbeaten Stockwood along with Isabella Marsh and Katie Whitmarsh, whilst the Terras responded through Emily Screen, Ruby Clark, Ella McCann and an own goal. Bath City Women are now six points off the pace, with a game in hand, after a goal midway through the second half from Libby Goater gave them the points against Frome Town.

Western Division leaders Ilminster Town went down to their first defeat of the season, beaten 4-1 by Helston Athletic. Elizabeth O’Reilly scored a hat-trick for Helston, with Kathryn Barker adding the other, whilst Maisie Parker netted the visitors’ consolation. Ilminster’s lead has been trimmed to three points by Feniton, who battled out a goalless draw with Saltash Utd. Sticker Women meanwhile ran out 6-0 winners over Middlezoy Rovers, Tori Crutchley and Amber Hadrill each scoring twice along with Gwen Olsen and Annie Richards.  

Southern Region League

League leaders Ascot Utd had their match postponed on Sunday and have seen their lead cut to two points by second placed Bournemouth Sports after they defeated Oxford City 4-3. Oxford led through an Emily Harris goal at half time but after the break, Hollie Shaw, Liane Folkenstern, Emma Davis and Emma Acott all scored to earn Sports the points, despite Harris and Ellie Walecki replying. Woodley Utd remain close at hand in third, they won 3-1 against Winchester City Flyers thanks to Sajunae Turner, Bonnie Messitt and Katie Hudson. Wycombe Wanderers meanwhile edged out Eastleigh 3-2, Amy Leach scoring twice and Katie Riddington adding the other.

Kidlington Youth have gone even further ahead in Division One North, going nine points clear after beating Caversham Utd 8-2. Courtney Sumner led the scoring with a hat-trick whilst the others came from Abigail Haynes, Emily Keal, Sara Pinna, Isabelle Thacker and Hannah Raja. Michelle Bailey (2), Amber Cattell and Eleanor Lovelock netted the goals as Long Crendon won 4-1 at Eversley & California to go second, ahead on goal difference from Wycombe Wanderers U23 who went down 3-2 to Milton Utd, Kira Ranxha bagging a brace and Amy Loveridge the other. Ascot Utd Res meanwhile ran out 5-0 winners over Beaconsfield Town thanks to Hannah Sheehan (2), Olivia Mansell (2) and Millie Bilcliff.

Division One South table toppers AFC Stoneham got back to winning ways with a 2-1 success away to Abbey Rangers, given to them by Leah Webster and Susani Lucas. This leaves them four points ahead of second placed AFC Portchester, who defeated Havant & Waterlooville 5-0 with strikes from Millie Bradbury (2), Sophie Bell, Eilidh Currie and Charmaine True. Emily Phillips scored twice along with Sam Gubb, Ayuma Asira and Stacey Lewis as Bournemouth Sports Res edged out Rushmoor Community 5-4 to take themselves up to third, whilst Woking FC Women defeated Fleet Town 4-2 thanks to Sheena Nichol (2), Charlotte Keenan and Helen Ogle.

West Midlands League

One match was played in the Premier Division, Shrewsbury Town lifting themselves into the top three on the back of a 3-2 success away to Knowle. Katie Doster and Kim Bebbington both scored for the Shrews along with an own goal, whilst Knowle replied through Katie Adams and Demi-Lee Rolph.

Division One North leaders Newcastle Town have opened up a lead of four points following an eleven-goal blast against Darlaston Town. Casey Beamon led the scoring with a four-goal haul whilst Kady-Leigh Day, Tegan Ansell and Rhian Morris each contributed a brace and the tally was completed by Katie Greenwood.

Long Itchington were unable to take an opportunity to go to the top of Division One South when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Rugby Town. Humera Ashfaq was on target for Long Itchington, who stay second on goal difference, whilst Kelsey Green bagged a brace to give Rugby an encouraging result. In the other game, Lauren Thompson scored the only as Bewdley Town won 1-0 against Worcester City Development.

Worcester City progressed in the Premier Division Cup, with goals from Jessica Fassnidge, Hollie Congrave and Laura Davies earning them a 3-0 victory against Burton Albion.

AFC Telford Utd were narrow 3-2 winners over Leamington Lions in the Division One Cup, with Lexie Bennett, Olivia Bellamy and Sasha Woodhouse all on target. Alisha Sheridan netted both goals as Division One South leaders Alvechurch won 2-1 away to Coventry City and Leek Town Res beat Walsall FC Women 3-2 thanks to Laura Baskerville, Zara Shepley and Alanya Tezgel. Hereford Pegasus were the other team to go through, beating Droitwich Spa on penalties after the teams had shared a 2-2 draw. Emily Morgan and Roxana Dinescu scored the goals for Pegasus, with Georgia Marrett netting twice in reply.