Lancashire FA Women’s County Leagues Returns With A Bang

By Robert Haile

The Lancashire FA Women’s County League might have been on a break since the beginning of December but it is set to return with a bang as all the divisions top teams are in action.

In the final round before the winter break on Sunday December 4 Whitehaven AFC put 15 past Kendal Town in the Cumbrian derby.

Lancaster City moved up to fourth with a 2-4 win at St. Annes and Sir Tom Finney moved off the bottom with a 1-0 against Blackpool Town.

There are four fixtures scheduled as the league returns on Sunday January 8.

Leaders Whitehaven kick off with a home tie against St Annes, Kendal Town head to Lancaster City, Blackpool Town host Cadley and Sir Tom Finney play Chipping Ladies.

Division 1 North/West Results

Whitehaven AFC Ladies 15-0 Kendal Town Women U18 Girls

Sir Tom Finney FC Development 1-0 Blackpool Town Ladies

St. Annes FC Ladies 2-4 Lancaster City FC Ladies

Division 1 North/West Table

  1. Whitehaven AFC Ladies – 19
  2. Chipping Ladies – 16
  3. St. Annes FC Ladies – 13
  4. Lancaster City FC Ladies – 12
  5. Cadley FC Ladies – 12
  6. Kendal Town Women U18 Girls – 5
  7. Sir Tom Finney FC Development – 4
  8. Blackpool Town Ladies – 3

Division One South/East finished on December 4 with the three joint second place teams remaining together as Euxton recorded a 21-0 win over Clitheroe, Astley Bridge won a close game 3-4 against Bury FC while Penwortham Town picked up a 0-4 win at Lostock St Gerards.

In the lower half of the table AFC Wigan lost 1-2 to Darwen FC.

On December 8 leader Horwich St. Mary’s take on a member of the chasing trio as they welcome Penwortham Town.

Euxton head to AFC Wigan looking to take advantage as Lostock St Gerards host Bury.

All matches are a 2pm (14:00) kickoff.

Division One South/East Results

AFC Wigan Ladies 1-2 Darwen FC Development Women

Bury FC Foundation Womens Reserves 3-4 Astley Bridge Ladies

Euxton Girls FC Women 21-0 Clitheroe Wolves Ladies

Lostock St Gerards Ladies 0-4 Penwortham Town Ladies Reserves

Division One South/East League Table

  1. Horwich St Mary’s Ladies – 24
  2. Euxton Girls FC Women – 18
  3. Penwortham Town Ladies Reserves – 18
  4. Astley Bridge Ladies – 18
  5. Darwen FC Development Women – 10
  6. Bury FC Foundation Womens Reserves – 9
  7. Lostock St Gerards Ladies – 7
  8. AFC Wigan Ladies – 1
  9. Clitheroe Wolves Ladies – 1

In the Premier Division the two games on December 4 to finish the league had Accrington Stanley lose a seven goal thriller as Stanwix Juniors won 2-5 and Clitheroe Wolves won 1-0 against Darwen FC.

The league restarts on January 8 with the reverse fixture as Stanwix host Accrington, Langho face Colne, Darwen FC take on Fleetwood Town and Burnley welcome Bury.

Premier Division Results

Accrington Stanley Women FC Reserves 2-5 Stanwix Junior Ladies

Clitheroe Wolves Wolves Ladies 1-0 Darwen FC Reserves

Premier Division League Table

  1. Colne FC Ladies – 22
  2. Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies Reserves – 18
  3. Stanwix Junior Ladies – 14
  4. Bury FC Foundation Women Firsts – 10
  5. Langho Ladies – 9
  6. Burnley Belvedere Ladies – 8
  7. Clitheroe Wolves Wolves Ladies – 6
  8. Darwen FC Reserves – 3
  9. Accrington Stanley Women FC Reserves – 1

The final round in the Championship before the Christmas and New Year break on Sunday December 4 had Blackburn Community Sports Club move 6 points clear of Morecambe Ladies after a 3-1 win.

Blackpool FC beat Bolton County 5-9 and Bolton Wanderers Girls won 7-2 against Penrith AFC Ladies as the pair fight over second place while Fleetwood Town Wrens lost 1-5 against Preston North End.

The top three are in action as the league returns on January 8 as GT7 head to Morecambe as top plays bottom, second play fourth as Blackpool take on Euxton, Bolton County face Bolton Wanderers and Fleetwood Town host Penrith AFC.

Championship Results

Blackburn Community Sports Club Reserves 3-1 Morecambe Ladies Development

Bolton County Women 5-9 Blackpool FC Girls Development

Bolton Wanderers Girls FC Reserves 7-2 Penrith AFC Ladies Development

Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies Development 1-5 Preston North End Women FC Preston North

Championship League Table

  1. GT7 Academy Ladies – 28
  2. Blackpool FC Girls Development – 19
  3. Bolton Wanderers Girls FC Reserves – 18
  4. Euxton Girls Development – 12
  5. Preston North End Women FC Preston North – 12
  6. Bolton County Women – 10
  7. Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies Development – 8
  8. Penrith AFC Ladies Development – 7
  9. Blackburn Community Sports Club Reserves – 6
  10. Morecambe Ladies Development – 0