By Robert Haile
The Lancashire FA Women’s County League returned with wins for the leagues table toppers and a full leagues fixtures postponed.
On Sunday January 8 leaders Whitehaven started the year off with a 10-1 win over St Annes and Chipping Ladies stayed four points behind with a 0-3 win away at Sir Tom Finney.
Lancaster City picked up a 6-2 win over Kendal Town while Blackpool Town and Cadley were postponed.
Whitehaven head to Blackpool Town, Chipping host St Annes and Cadley host Lancaster City.
Division 1 North/West Results
Whitehaven AFC Ladies 10-1 St. Annes FC Ladies
Lancaster City FC Ladies 6-2 Kendal Town Women U18 Girls
Sir Tom Finney FC Development 0-3 Chipping Ladies
Division 1 North/West Table
- Whitehaven AFC Ladies – 22
- Chipping Ladies – 19
- Lancaster City FC Ladies – 15
- St. Annes FC Ladies – 13
- Cadley FC Ladies – 12
- Kendal Town Women U18 Girls – 5
- Sir Tom Finney FC Development – 4
- Blackpool Town Ladies – 3
Division One South/East got off to a false start on January 8 as all matches were postponed with leaders Horwich St. Mary’s set to take on Penwortham Town, AFC Wigan were to face Euxton and Lostock St Gerards were to host Bury.
Looking to kick off the 2023 part of the season on January 15 leaders Horwich St. Mary’s head to Darwen FC, second placed Euxton host Astley Bridge and Clitheroe Wolves will look to close the gap to Lostock St Gerards as they face each other.
Division One South/East Fixtures
Darwen FC Development Women v Horwich St Mary’s Ladies
Euxton Girls FC Women v Astley Bridge Ladies
Clitheroe Wolves Ladies v Lostock St Gerards Ladies
Division One South/East League Table
- Horwich St Mary’s Ladies – 24
- Euxton Girls FC Women – 18
- Penwortham Town Ladies Reserves – 18
- Astley Bridge Ladies – 18
- Darwen FC Development Women – 10
- Bury FC Foundation Womens Reserves – 9
- Lostock St Gerards Ladies – 7
- AFC Wigan Ladies – 1
- Clitheroe Wolves Ladies – 1
In the Premier Division Darwen FC lost 2-6 to Fleetwood Town as Burnley went down 1-3 to Bury on January 8.
The matches between Stanwix and Accrington and Langho and Colne were both postponed.
There are just the two matches on January 15 as Accrington Stanley host Darwen FC and Stanwix Juniors host Burnley.
Premier Division Results
Darwen FC Reserves 2-6 Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies Reserves
Burnley Belvedere Ladies 1-3 Bury FC Foundation Women Firsts
Premier Division League Table
- Colne FC Ladies – 22
- Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies Reserves – 21
- Stanwix Junior Ladies – 14
- Bury FC Foundation Women Firsts – 13
- Langho Ladies – 9
- Burnley Belvedere Ladies – 8
- Clitheroe Wolves Wolves Ladies – 6
- Darwen FC Reserves – 3
- Accrington Stanley Women FC Reserves – 1
In the Championship GT7 returned to action with a 1-6 win over Morecambe as Fleetwood Town won 4-1 at home to Penrith AFC on January 8.
There were two postponements as second placed Blackpool’s game with Euxton and third placed Bolton Wanderers’ trip to Bolton County will have to be rearranged.
On January 15 GT7 host third placed Bolton Wanderers, Blackpool face Preston North End, Euxton welcome Blackburn Community and Morecambe take on Penrith AFC.
Morecambe Ladies Development 1-6 GT7 Academy Ladies
Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies Development 4-1 Penrith AFC Ladies Development
Championship League Table
- GT7 Academy Ladies – 31
- Blackpool FC Girls Development – 19
- Bolton Wanderers Girls FC Reserves – 18
- Euxton Girls Development – 12
- Preston North End Women FC Preston North – 12
- Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies Development – 11
- Bolton County Women – 10
- Penrith AFC Ladies Development – 7
- Blackburn Community Sports Club Reserves – 6
- Morecambe Ladies Development – 0