Regional Leagues round-up…
East Midlands League
Oughtibridge WM are the new leaders of the Premier Division following their 7-1 victory away to Loughborough Students on Sunday. Millie Kenyon netted four times along with Laura Cain, Kathryn Mudge and Lucy Ridley to take Oughtibridge to the summit on goal difference from Mansfield Town, who drew 1-1 with Notts County, goals coming from Monica Bowley and Charlotte Taylor respectively. Abigail Murrell scored five, with Lucy Farrow and Olivia Smith adding the others, as Lincoln Utd defeated Rise Park 7-0 and Rotherham Utd went better with an eleven goal blast at Leicester City Ladies, Helen Lynskey and Amy Pollock scoring five and four respectively, with Harriet Houghton and Megan Cumberbatch accounting for the others.
There was also a change of leadership in Division One South, where Derby County Academy took over at the top with a 9-1 victory over Oadby & Wigston. Marli Rhodes-Andrews scored a hat-trick along with Holly Otter (2), Rosie Hunt, Laura Monk, Chloe Phillips and Kelsey Wragg. Samantha Redfern-Christie scored the only goal of the game as Kettering Town won 1-0 against Loughborough Foxes Vixens and Aleksandra Wawrzycka and Zaiga Lacite netted the goals for Coalville Town Ravenettes in their 2-2 draw with Peterborough Utd Res, who responded through Aliyah Palmer and Amy Gore.
Eastern Region League
Premier Division leaders Wymondham Town shared a 1-1 draw with Luton Town, Laura Nicholls scoring their goal and Olivia Abraham replying. Their advantage has been trimmed to six points by Royston Town, who moved up into second as they edged out Bowers & Pitsea by the odd goal in seven. Emma Slater hit a hat-trick for Royston, with Isabella Simmons also on target. Katie Stancombe netted for St Ives Town in their 1-1 draw against third placed King's Lynn Town, who replied through Ella Gavaghan, whilst Beatriz Kretteis bagged four goals and Shakira Kafero Roberts a hat-trick as Haringey Borough defeated AFC Dunstable 9-1, Lauren Duggan and Juliet Ramirez completing the scoring.
In Division One North, Annie Posnett scored twice and Grace Spencer the other for Whittlesey Athletic in their 3-3 draw with Newmarket Town, who responded through Katie Hayes (2) and Chloe Slater. Hannah Bodily hit a hat-trick and Tiana Walker was also on target as Cambridge City Development won 4-2 away to Wootton Blue Cross Lionesses.
Leigh Ramblers have a lead of two points at the top of Division One South after a Rebecca Dalgarno hat-trick, Paige White and Chloe Woolaway gave them a 5-1 win away to East Bergholt Utd. Jessica Allen, Isabella Crawford, Eboni-Mae Shepherd and Luiza Ferdinand Da Silva were the markswomen for AFC Sudbury as they defeated Wodson Park 4-0 and third placed Herts Vipers Women edged out Barking 4-3 thanks to a Rachel Wall double, Sarah Payne and Rebecca Edge.
Biggleswade Utd have progressed into the Second Round of the League Cup following a 5-3 extra time victory over Billericay Town Development. Charlene Moreton netted twice for Biggleswade along with Kayleigh Gray, Rianne Townsend-Brown and Tashai Simms.
London & South East League
Dartford have gone level on points with leaders Ashford Town (Middlesex) following their 4-2 victory away to Worthing FC Women. Emily Vaughan was on target twice for the Darts along with Alicia Gibbs and Elizabeth Adams. New London Lionesses are two points adrift in third after they defeated Saltdean Utd 2-1, Kiz Fergus and Jess Wadey scoring their goals. Georgia Heasman and Helen Ogle both hit hat-tricks as Fulham FC Women stormed to a 9-1 victory against Millwall Lionesses. Katie Foster weighed in with a brace and Oana-Elena Negrea was also on the scoresheet. Whyteleafe meanwhile picked up an important 4-1 success over Denham Utd in which Marina Sanchez netted twice alongside Ellie Pace and Megan Smith.
The rest of the action in the league came in the League Cup and on a good day for visiting teams, Welling Utd edged past Herne Bay with a 3-2 extra time victory. Grace Laverick was the heroine for Welling as she hit a hat-trick, including the extra time winner, whilst Erin MacLennan and Lauren Williams replied for Bay. Bexhill Utd were 2-0 victors away to Sport London e Benfica and Hackney also won 2-0 against Maidstone Utd, courtesy of a double from Amy Nicholson.
North East League
York City preserved their lead of eight points in the Premier Division, thanks to a 6-1 victory over Hartlepool Utd. Redcar Town won 4-2 at Wakefield Trinity to keep up the chase, Mary Corbyn was on target twice along with Annaleigh Wynn and Jessica Round. Ossett Utd lost ground as they were beaten 4-3 by Wallsend Boys Club, for whom Jessica Ellison, Siobhan Jones, Eleanor Regan and Chloe Wilkinson all scored.
The only match played in the Northern Division resulted in a change of leadership, with Blyth Town returning to the top after winning 2-1 away to Bishop Auckland. Laura Dodds scored both goals for Blyth, whilst the home side grabbed a late consolation through Ellie Geary.
In the Southern Division, Hull Utd narrowed the gap on leaders York RI to three points with a 3-0 victory over Wakefield Trinity U23. Amy Ward netted twice for Hull, with Lauren Tate adding the other. Emma Dobson, Naomi Malcolm and Nadine Bates all scored for third placed Altofts Ladies in their 3-3 draw with Farsley Celtic Juniors, who responded via a Sarah Lawn brace and Shauna Hill.
North West League
League leaders Merseyrail Ladies did not play on Sunday and their advantage has been trimmed to five points by second placed Tranmere Rovers, who drew 1-1 with Crewe Alexandra. Salford City Lionesses caught up ground as they defeated Mossley Hill 5-1. West Didsbury & Chorlton and Cheadle Town Stingers finished level at 1-1, meaning that AFC Darwen move up the table after beating Morecambe 4-2 and Fleetwood Town Wrens were 7-1 winners away to Wigan Athletic.
Things remain the same at the top of Division One North, where Blackpool held on to their lead of two points by beating Preston North End 3-0, with goals from Keisha Masterson, April Oldfield and Cloe Warbrick. Blackburn Community SC won 2-0 to stay on Blackpool's heels in second place. Workington Reds follow on after beating Sir Tom Finney 6-0, to stay just ahead of Penrith AFC, 5-2 winners at Carlisle Utd, and Chorley Women Development who notched up a 3-0 success away to Morecambe Res. Haslingden remain in sixth place but took their winning start to five straight games, thanks to a 2-1 victory at Accrington Stanley.
Chester FC Women have doubled their lead in Division One South to six points after winning 4-0 away to Wythenshawe Amateurs. Curzon Ashton went one better, beating Runcorn Linnets 5-0 to go up into second, heading a trio of teams chasing after Chester which also includes Warrington Wolves and Northwich Vixens, who won 1-0 against Altrincham. Mersey Valley and Didsbury Ladies meanwhile shared six goals in the other game.
South West League
Sherborne Town power on at the top of the table after they won 3-0 away to Forest Green Rovers. Gemma Mountain netted twice for the Zebras and Amelia O'Connell added the other. Ilminster Town meanwhile defeated Wootton Bassett Town 4-1 thanks to Colette Martin (2), Jodi Cornwall and Maisie Parker. AFC St Austell and Torquay Utd occupy the next two positions after their meeting finished level at 2-2. Isobel Berks and Emily Clemes were on target for St Austell, with Torquay replying through Ellie Bishop and Beth Everson. Bishop's Lydeard moved themselves closer to mid-table by beating Bideford 6-2, Holly Miller hitting a hat-trick along with Shelby Overington (2) and Caitlin Berry, and Marine Academy Plymouth got the better of Middlezoy Rovers in a high scoring affair, winning 7-5. Sam Metters netted four times for MAP, Sam Drewery contributed a brace and Amber Hadrill added the other whilst Nicole Bell, Georgia Coles, Chelsea Day, Chloe Snook and Lani Hayward all netted for Middlezoy.
Bristol Ladies Union became the first team this season to take points off Bristol Rovers when they held them to a 2-2 draw. Zoe Fielden-Stewart netted both goals for Rovers whilst Henna Butcher and Myca Cuenca were on target for Union, who were further boosted as Sophie Price made her return after a year out through injury. Frampton Rangers held on to second place by defeating Weston-super-Mare 4-0, Lucie Hulin scoring twice with Amber Day and Kirsten Prior also on the scoresheet. Almondsbury kept up their recent good form with a 4-0 success away to Downend Flyers, Amy Jefferies bagging a brace along with Zoe Youren and an own goal. Olivia Goozee, Hannah Pugh and Amy Street were the markswomen for Oldland Abbotonians in their 3-1 victory at Weston Mendip, whose consolation came from Kelly Jones.
Keynsham Town Res extended their lead in the Eastern Division to six points on Friday night when they won 3-2 against Chipping Sodbury Town. Charlotte Morrison, Vicky Vipond and Fleur Jenkins all scored for Keynsham, with Sophie Kelly and Izzie Smart replying. On Sunday, Warminster Town and Paulton Rovers finished level at 2-2. Mia Blazey and Shannon Redhouse were on target for Warminster, whilst Paulton's goals came from Tracey Rouemaine and Enya Wilkinson.
In the Western Division, Saltash Utd broke their duck at the eighth attempt with their first league victory of the season, 4-0 against Liverton Utd. Nicola Champion scored twice for the Ashes, whose other strikes came from Dee Newman and Hayley Ranachan.
Southern Region League
Leaders Moneyfields were held to a 1-1 draw by Abingdon Town on Sunday, Emma Eldridge scoring their goal whilst Chloe Ball was on target for Town. The main beneficiaries were Town's local rivals Abingdon Utd, who trimmed the Moneys' lead to two points with a 9-0 victory over Woodley Utd. Lauren May hit a hat-trick and she was joined on the scoresheet by Nell Boxall, Beth Chapman, Megan Crawford, Molly Lygo-Jackson, Abbie Smith and Lindsay Pinker. Gabrielle Ewing and Catherine Browning each netted twice for Eastleigh in their 4-0 success at Ascot Utd and Wycombe Wanderers defeated Winchester City Flyers 2-1 thanks to Sarah Harrison and Chante Inniss.
AFC Bournemouth Development now head Division One by three points after they beat Woking Ladies 9-3. Hannah Hughes was on target four times along with Catherine Todd (2), Hannah Francis, Grace Morgan and Charlotte Eastman. Bournemouth Sports are up to second following their 7-1 win away to Milton Utd, given to them by Liane Folkenstern, Charlotte Taylor, Sian Tilly, Justine Mosley, Rebecca Knapton, Rosie Eden and an own goal. Jade Hockey (2) and Dominique Carrington accounted for the goals as New Milton Town inflicted a first defeat on Chichester City, beating them 3-1, and Abbey Rangers won for the first time, 2-1 against Eversley & California with both goals from Heather Heade.
West Midlands League
With Stourbridge not playing on Sunday, Sutton Coldfield Town have replaced them as Premier Division leaders after finishing level at 2-2 with Lichfield City. Niamh Deasy and Sophie Levick scored for Sutton, whilst Lichfield replied through Nadia Bacciochi and Donna Millward. Crusaders pushed into third after Danielle Keegan and Lauren Mellor gave them a 2-1 victory over City of Stoke. Olivia Woolston hit a hat-trick for Tamworth as they won 5-2 away to Kidderminster Harriers. Annie Barnes and Grace Dickens added the Lambs' other goals, with Charlie Whitehouse netting twice in reply. Jessica Sevellec meanwhile scored for Coundon Court in their 1-1 draw against Coventry Sphinx.
In Division One North, Sandwell Ladies climbed into the top half on the back of a 2-1 victory away to Walsall Ladies, given to them by Phoebe Hopwood and Rachel Green. Walsall Wood meanwhile beat Port Vale 5-1 with goals from Tayler Davies (2), Rosie Hargreaves (2) and Natasha Baptiste.
Naomi Melbourne and Angel Scandrett scored the goals as Division One South leaders Solihull Sporting won 2-1 away to Knowle. They stay three points clear of Leamington Lions, who beat Sedgley & Gornal Utd 3-0 with goals from Sophie Jordan, Bonnie Mountford and Kiran Sangha, whilst third placed Kingfisher defeated Westfields Women 3-1 thanks to Katie Edwards (2) and Molly Gilmartin. Beth Roberts was on target for Droitwich Spa as they shared a 1-1 draw with Cookley Sports.