North West Women’s Regional Football Leagues Continue To Surprise

By Robert Haile

There was plenty of action in the North West Women’s Regional Leagues as the teams at the top looked to sort out who’s the table toppers.

Salford City take over at the top after a 1-1 draw with Darwen FC as FC United game at Fleetwood Town was postponed on January 8.

Third and fourth swapped places after Cheadle Town lost 1-0 at Curzon Ashton, Crewe Alexandra recorded a 5-0 win over Mossley Hill and Tranmere are now joint fourth after a 3-1 win over Blackburn Community.

FC United could move back into top spot with a win over Tranmere on Sunday January 15.

Looking to take advantage if FC United drop points Curzon Ashton face Fleetwood Town with three points putting them on top while Blackburn Community host Crewe Alexandra.

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

Premier Division Results

Crewe Alexander FC Women 5-0 Mossley Hill Athletic First Ladies

Curzon Ashton FC Women 1-0 Cheadle Town Stingers

Salford City FC Lionesses Women 1-1 Darwen FC First Women

Tranmere Rovers Women 3-1 Blackburn Community Sports Club

Premier Division League Table

  1. Salford City FC Lionesses Women – 22
  2. FC United of Manchester Women – 21
  3. Curzon Ashton FC Women – 21
  4. Cheadle Town Stingers – 19
  5. Tranmere Rovers Women – 19
  6. Blackburn Community Sports Club Women – 13
  7. West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC Women – 11
  8. Crewe Alexander FC Women – 10
  9. Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies – 9
  10. Darwen FC First Women – 4
  11. Mossley Hill Athletic First Ladies – 3

In Division One North all twelve teams were in action on January 8 as Haslingden survived a 7 goal thriller with a 3-4 win at Sir Tom Finney as Blackpool picked up a 1-2 win away to Carlisle United.

Morecambe moved up to joint third with a 6-1 win at home to Accrington, Penrith and Preston North End played out a 1-1 draw while Chorley and Workington ended in a goalless draw.

Bolton Wanderers’ 2-1 win at home to Penwortham moved them above Chorley and six points off third.

League leaders Haslingden host Penrith looking to put pressure onto on second placed Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers host Morecambe, Accrington Stanley face Penwortham, Carlisle United take on Chorley and Sir Tom Finney welcome Workington Reds.

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

Division One North Results

Sir Tom Finney FC Women 3-4 Haslingden Ladies and Girls

Carlisle United Ladies 1-2 Blackpool FC Girls and Ladies

Morecambe Women 6-1 Accrington Stanley Women FC

Preston North End Women FC 1-1 Penrith AFC Ladies

Chorley Women FC Development 0-0 Workington Reds Ladies

Bolton Wanderers Girls FC Women 2-1 Penwortham Town Ladies

Division One North League Table

  1. Haslingden Ladies and Girls – 28
  2. Blackpool FC Girls and Ladies – 27
  3. Penrith AFC Ladies – 16
  4. Accrington Stanley Women FC – 16
  5. Morecambe Women – 16
  6. Workington Reds Ladies – 13
  7. Preston North End Women FC – 12
  8. Penwortham Town Ladies – 11
  9. Bolton Wanderers Girls FC Women – 10
  10. Chorley Women FC Development – 10
  11. Carlisle United Ladies – 7
  12. Sir Tom Finney FC Women – 6

A the top of Division One South Bury and Runcorn are now five points clear from third placed Poulton Vics after Bury beat them 2-1 and Runcorn picked up a 1-2 win at Hindley on January 8.

BRNESC won 3-0 against Northwich, Warrington Wolves were 4-1 winners against Alder and Wythenshawe lost 0-3 against Altrincham.

There is just the single fixture on January 15 as Northwich take on Wythenshawe.

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

Division One South Results

Bury AFC Women 2-1 Poulton Vics FC Ladies

Hindley Juniors Women 1-2 Runcorn Linnets FC Ladies

BRNESC Ladies 3-0 Northwich Vixens

Warrington Wolves Foundation Womens FC 4-1 Alder FC Women

Wythenshawe Amateurs Women 0-3 Altrincham FC Women

Division One South League Table

  1. Bury AFC Women – 28
  2. Runcorn Linnets FC Ladies – 27
  3. Poulton Vics FC Ladies – 22
  4. Warrington Wolves Foundation Womens FC – 16
  5. Northwich Vixens First Women – 16
  6. BRNESC Ladies – 16
  7. Chester FC Women – 13
  8. Wythenshawe Amateurs Women – 10
  9. Altrincham FC Women – 9
  10. Alder FC Women – 9
  11. Hindley Juniors Women – 1