Regional Leagues round-up…
East Midlands League
Leah Cudone scored twice and Chloe Martin the other as leaders Northampton Town won 3-0 away to Rotherham Utd. They head the table by three points from Chesterfield, who went second by beating Loughborough Students 3-0, thanks to a Gina Camfield double and an own goal. Lincoln Utd kept themselves firmly in the running with a 4-0 victory at Leicester City Ladies, with Lauren Churcher and Abigail Ringrose each netting twice. Notts County meanwhile cemented themselves in the top six by winning 5-0 at Rise Park.
With Arnold Eagles not having a game, Grimsby Town took the opportunity to replace them as leaders of Division One North with a 1-0 win away to Sleaford Town. Mia Pinkham and Elizabeth Stocks accounted for the goals as Nottingham Trent University won 2-1 at Sherwood FC Women and Notts County Development completed a trio of away wins by beating St Josephs Rockware of Worksop 2-1, with Phoebe Roe and Caitlin Want on the scoresheet.
Derby County Academy preserved their nine point lead in Division One South, after scoring eight times without reply past Coalville Town Ravenettes. Laila Abadi, Rosie Hunt, Laura Monk, Chloe Phillips, Marli Rhodes-Andrews, Amelia Towers, Mollie Newton and Stephanie Kingston all scored a goal apiece for Derby. Second placed Anstey Nomads also won, 7-1 at Ilkeston Town thanks to a Carmelina Colangelo hat-trick, Megan Kenney double, Amelia Davies and Simran Singh. Thrapston Town kept themselves in the running for second place by beating Kettering Town 4-0 with goals from Emily Slough, Sophie Warren, Abby Callaghan and Amelia Boddington. Amelia Johnson, Frances Miller and Angelina Moreau were on target as Loughborough Foxes Vixens climbed off the bottom with a 3-1 win over Oadby & Wigston whilst Ellen Marson scored for Peterborough Utd Res in their 1-1 draw with Leicester Road.
Eastern Region League
Runaway leaders Wymondham Town have an advantage of twelve points following their 3-2 win away to Haringey Borough. Francesca Catchpole, Rachel Cossey and Hannah Waters all scored a goal apiece for Wymondham, with Angel Craig-Tapper and Kylie Manktelow replying. Royston Town meanwhile slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Colney Heath, Sasha Manders scoring the only goal of the game. Rachel Skinner was on target as King's Lynn Town won 1-0 against AFC Dunstable and Bedford Ladies defeated Bowers & Pitsea 4-2 thanks to Natasha Fensome (2), Aliya Bhatti and Priya Bhatti. Rhianne Brister was on target for Wroxham in their 1-1 draw with St Ives Town, who replied through Angel Lyden.
One match took place in Division One North, a top of the table clash which saw Needham Market go seven points clear after edging out Biggleswade Utd by the odd goal in seven. Lina Nagib netted twice for Needham along with Eleanor Catchpole and Molly Hall, whilst Biggleswade's replies came from Megan Molloy, Tayla Murray and Katie Smith.
There has been a change of leadership in Division One South, Barking taking over at the top after beating Wodson Park 2-0, Laura Bunton and Natalie Oxby scoring their goals. Previous leaders Leigh Rambles were beaten 3-1 by Herts Vipers Women, who join Leigh and Barking on nineteen points. Natalie Powell, Ciara Meeking and Rachel Wall all scored for the Vipers, with Chloe Gilligan replying.
In the League Cup, Newmarket Town progressed to the Third Round with a 6-2 victory over Whittlesey Athletic. Katie Walker netted twice for Newmarket along with Lidiya Mykhaylechko, Katie Spiers, Jess Linger and Dominika Szary. Cheshunt meanwhile defeated AFC Sudbury 4-0 thanks to Tolulope Adubiaro (2), Frances Gamble and Charlotte Grogan.
London & South East League
Alissa Down, Ashley Cheatley, Ruby Linton and Lavana Neufville all netted a goal apiece as Ashford Town (Middlesex) won 4-0 away to Millwall Lionesses to stay top of the Premier Division on goal difference. Dartford kept pace with them by beating Denham Utd 4-1, Nicha Dyett, Shauni Griffiths and Emily Read all scoring along with an own goal. Fulham FC Women are four points off the pace following their 5-1 win away to New London Lionesses in which Lilly Lambird, Helen Ogle, Ellie Olds, Oana-Elena Negrea and Katie Foster all got on the scoresheet, whilst strikes from Rebecca Bell, Sophie Humphrey and Ella Newman earned Worthing FC Women a 3-1 victory over Dulwich Hamlet. Charlotte Cresswell and Lydia Wills gave Aylesford a vital 2-1 win against Whyteleafe, whose reply came from Marina Sanchez.
Sutton Utd hold on the leadership on Division One North but they have been caught by two other teams after they both won on Sunday. Dorking Wanderers are in second after Charlotte Blunt (2), Xayla-Rae Alberts and an own goal gave them a 4-1 victory at Watford Development and Brentford beat Walton Casuals 2-1 thanks to a brace from Ellen Wardlaw.
AFC Acorns head the Division One South table by three points after a Samantha Rowland double and an own goal earned them a 3-0 victory at Bexhill Utd. Herne Bay meanwhile scored five times without reply past Parkwood Rangers to go up to second, courtesy of a goal apiece from Kate Foster, Jasmin West, Rosie Hague, Sarah Cooper and Lauren Williams. Hastings Utd now complete the top three, they defeated Welling Utd 7-0 with goals from Sian Heather (2), Georgia Tibble (2), Nicole Baitup, Naomi Corrigan and Sophie Reed.
Hackney went through in the League Cup, a 1-0 victory over Dulwich Hamlet Res which means that they will play to Hastings Utd in the Fourth Round.
North East League
York City are now ten points clear at the top of the Premier Division following their 1-0 win against South Shields, thanks to a goal from Sophie Tinson. Two of York's rivals met each other and shared the points, Harrogate Town drawing 3-3 with second placed Redcar Town. Lindsey Whitton netted twice for Harrogate Town and Mary Corbyn also bagged a brace for Redcar, Jess Round adding the other. Ossett Utd won 8-1 at Hartlepool Utd and are up to third, Jordan Cheetham scoring twice along with Charlotte Adams, Jordane Allison, Yasmin Ayub, Danielle Sidebottom, Debbie Hastings and Emily Starkie. Jael Anderson, Emma Piccinino and Amy Lynn gave Sunderland West End a 3-2 win away to Wallsend Boys Club and Hannah Brierley was on target for Farsley Celtic in their 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday, who replied through Shannon Coughlan.
Northern Division leaders Blyth Town went down to their first defeat of the season, beaten 1-0 by Chester-le-Street Utd. Laura Walker scored the only goal of the game to take United up to second, two points adrift of Blyth and above Boro Rangers who were held to a 1-1 draw by Wallsend BC Res. Jade Danks was on target for Boro, with Wallsend equalising through Rachel Hepple. Hannah Knox scored both goals for Spennymoor Town in their 2-1 win away to West Allotment Celtic, whose consolation came from Megan Hindmarsh. Bishop Auckland are in mid-table after beating Guisborough Town 5-1, Brogan McHugh and Ellie Geary each netting twice and Kari Rostron adding the other.
In the Southern Division, Millmoor Juniors Ladies went level on points with fourth placed Barnsley FC Ladies after beating them 3-2. Leanne Corns (2) and Abby Watkinson scored the goals for Millmoor, with Sadie Hooper bagging a brace in reply.
North West League
It was a good day for Merseyrail Ladies in the Premier Division title race as they won 5-2 against Cheadle Town Stingers, whilst nearest rivals Tranmere Rovers went down 2-1 to Crewe Alexandra. Merseyrail there lead Tranmere by five points having played a game less, whilst Crewe are back up into third place. AFC Darwen meanwhile went level on points with Salford City Lionesses after winning their meeting 2-0.
Blackpool stay on top of Division One North after scoring eight times without reply against Morecambe Res. Molly Kelly and Chloe Warbrick each hit hat-tricks, with April Oldfield and Emily Cardwell adding the others to keep Blackpool ahead on goal difference from Blackburn Community SC, who defeated Chorley Women Development 5-2. Workington Reds and Penrith AFC continue to occupy the next two positions after they shared a 1-1 draw, with Linzi Donaldson on target for Workington. Preston North End move up into fifth with a 3-1 victory at Carlisle Utd, whilst Accrington Stanley defeated Sir Tom Finney 4-0.
Curzon Ashton continue to stretch the pace in Division One South, remaining two points clear following their 2-0 victory over Altrincham. Northwich Vixens kept on their heels with a 1-0 success away to West Kirby, whilst Warrington Wolves Foundation defeated third placed Chester FC Women 2-1 to narrow the gap on them to three points. Hindley Juniors Women follow on after beating Mersey Valley 4-0 and Runcorn Linnets were 2-0 winners over Wythenshawe Amateurs.
South West League
Sherborne Town extended their Premier Division lead to five points with a 1-0 win against Middlezoy Rovers, given to them by a solitary goal from Gemma Mountain. Ilminster Town are up into second; they defeated Marine Academy Plymouth 3-0 with first half goals from Harriet Kelly, Sam Burnham and Jodi Cornwall. AFC St Austell kept their hopes alive as they edged out Wootton Bassett Town by the odd goal in nine, Charlotte Whitmore hitting a hat-trick along with Chevonne Johanning and Francesca Thornton adding the others. Libby Davies (2), Holly Baker and Poppy Wannell all replied for Bassett. Forest Green Rovers meanwhile kept up their improving form with a six-goal blast away to Bideford. Georgia Vandries bagged a hat-trick and she was joined on the scoresheet by Ashleigh Barclay, Charlie Rowlands and Hattie Jones.
Northern Division leaders Bristol Rovers did not play on Sunday whilst their two nearest rivals met each other, with Almondsbury winning 2-1 away to Bristol Ladies Union. Sarah Doidge and Mollie Jones scored the goals to earn Almondsbury an eighth victory on the trot, whilst Union's consolation came from Rhianna Ben-Carew. Faith Flynn hit a hat-trick for Downend Flyers as they beat Oldland Abbotonians 3-0 and Cheltenham Town Development were 2-0 winners away to Frampton Rangers thanks to Hannah Galpin and Ellie Walecki.
Swindon Town Development have closed the gap on Eastern Division table toppers Keynsham Town Res to three points with a 2-1 success away to AEK Boco. Phoebe McGouran and Charlotte Cowper netted Swindon's goals, with Lucy Atkinson replying for Boco. Warminster Town kept their own hopes alive as a first half goal from Mia Blazey gave them a 1-0 win over Paulton Rovers. Honours were even at Chipping Sodbury Town where Sophie Kelly and Izzie Smart scored their goals in a 2-2 draw with Frome Town, whose replies came from Maisie Harris and Enna Christmas.
Southern Region League
Abingdon Utd have returned to the top of the Premier Division following their 3-0 victory away to Wycombe Wanderers, given to them by goals from Lauren May, Steph Mobbs and Lindsay Pinker. Abingdon Town were also 3-0 winners against Woodley Utd, Chloe Ball netting a brace and Elisha Cox adding the other. Alix Todd and Sarah Leonard each scored twice, with the others from Georgia Luckhurst-McCord, Nicole Brown and Claire Couzens, for Ascot Utd as they won 7-3 against Oxford City, who netted through Amelia Martins, Abigail Smith and Ellie White. Kau'Inohea Taylor, Molly Metcalfe and Lucy Nightingale all scored for Eastleigh in their 3-1 victory over Winchester City Flyers, whose consolation came from Hannah Chaffey.
The top of the table clash in Division One went the way of AFC Bournemouth Development, who won 1-0 against previously unbeaten Bournemouth Sports with Grace Morgan scoring the only goal of the game in first half injury time. Charlotte Gatehouse and Alisha Buckingham were on target for third placed AFC Stoneham in their 2-2 draw with New Milton Town, who netted through Jade Hockey and Pearl Mortimer. Siena Millen gave Southampton Women Res a 1-0 victory over Chichester City whilst Woking Ladies also beat Abbey Rangers by a solitary goal, scored by Kaitlin Howard. Milton Utd claimed their second win of the season, 3-2 against Eversley & California thanks to Mollie Dyer (2) and Charlott Comley.
West Midlands League
One match took place in the Premier Division on Sunday, Kidderminster Harriers lifting themselves up to fourth place with a 2-0 victory over City of Stoke. Chloe Whyley and Dani Selmes scored the goals which took the Harriers into their highest position of the season to date.
Shrewsbury Town are the new leaders of Division One North after they won 4-0 away to third placed AFC Telford Utd. Madison Jones, Lily McShane, Vikki Owen and Libby Veitch were all on target for the Shrews. Port Vale made up ground on the top three by beating Darlaston Town 2-0, Macy Isherwood netting both goals. Natasha Baptiste scored a hat-trick and Tayler Davies added the other as Walsall Wood edged out Sandwell Ladies by the odd goal in seven, and Coventry City broke their duck for the season with their first league win, 5-2 against Wyrley Ladies thanks to Lauren Bailey-O'Toole (2), Laura Dougherty, Natalie Richardson and Joanne Ryan.
Solihull Sporting kept hold of top spot in Division One South with an 8-2 victory away to Leamington Lions, Leah Williams hitting a hat-trick along with Angel Scandrett (2), Lauren Smith (2) and Naomi Melbourne. They lead on goal difference from Knowle who beat Westfields Women 3-2 thanks to a Demi-Lee Rolph brace and Alice Belcher. Sedgley & Gornal Utd complete the top three following their 6-2 win over Rugby Borough in which Arshi Zahoor scored five times and Katie Smith added the other. Chloe Debaes was another hat-trick scorer for Rugby Town as they won 3-0 at Kingfisher.