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Nottingham Forest have been crowned Northern Division Champions after running out 6-1 winners away to Newcastle Utd on Sunday. Forest went into the game needing a point to make sure of the title and never looked back after Kirsty Allen and Jessica Parker both scored inside the opening six minutes. Siobhan Jones pulled a goal back for Newcastle on the half hour but Allen restored the advantage by half time with her second and after the break, Krysia Ellis, Jemma Grimadell and Taylor Thompson all got on the scoresheet to round off the result required for Forest.
In the FA WSL Development League, Manchester City have opened up a lead of six points at the top of the Northern Division with a 1-0 win away to Birmingham City, Caroline Ward grabbing the only goal of the game. Everton meanwhile came away from Doncaster Rovers Belles with a 2-1 victory which moves them to within three points of second placed Aston Villa. All of the goals came late on, Danielle Sheen and Emily Hollinshead putting Everton two goals ahead before Jemma Purfield responded for the Belles. Second half strikes from Hannah Dale and Olivia Wild ensured that Liverpool defeated Durham Women 2-0.
The top of the table clash in the Southern Division went the way of Arsenal who defeated Millwall Lionesses 6-2 to go eight points ahead of their opponents. Evie Clarke and Chloe Kelly each scored twice for the Gunners, with Carla Humphrey and Taome Oliver adding the others to put their side well on course for the title. Chelsea needed to come from two goals behind at the break to earn themselves a 2-2 draw with Reading Women, thanks to two second half strikes from Atlanta Primus. London Bees still remain in contention after sharing eight goals with Yeovil Town, who scored through a Jemma Tewkesbury brace, Amy Wathan and Grace Rapp. Oxford Utd meanwhile notched up a 3-0 victory away to Watford with goals from Katie Lowder, Laura Low and Laura Allinson.
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