Cumbrian Derby In The North West Women’s Regional Football Leagues

By Robert Haile

North West Women’s Regional Leagues continues with plenty of important games at the top of the table and a Cumbrian derby thrown in for good measure.

It is all change at the top of the Premier Division as FC United moved back to the top with a 4-0 win at home to Tranmere on Sunday January 15.

Curzon Ashton’s 1-0 win over Fleetwood Town take them into second over Salford City while Blackburn Community swap places with Crewe Alexandra as the 1-2 win for Crewe takes them above their hosts.

The top three are in action on January 22 as Crewe Alexandra host FC United, Curzon Ashton face Mossley Hills and Salford City head to Tranmere Rovers.

While Cheadle Town return to action against Blackburn Community.

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

Premier Division Results

Blackburn Community Sports Club 1-2 Crewe Alexander FC Women

Curzon Ashton FC Women 1-0 Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies

FC United of Manchester Women 4-0 Tranmere Rovers Women

Premier Division League Table

  1. FC United of Manchester Women – 24
  2. Curzon Ashton FC Women – 24
  3. Salford City FC Lionesses Women – 22
  4. Cheadle Town Stingers – 19
  5. Tranmere Rovers Women – 19
  6. Crewe Alexander FC Women – 13
  7. Blackburn Community Sports Club Women – 13
  8. West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC Women – 11
  9. Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies – 9
  10. Darwen FC First Women – 4
  11. Mossley Hill Athletic First Ladies – 3

In Division One North the league leaders Haslingden beat Penrith 2-1 to move four points clear of second placed Blackpool on January 15.

Bolton Wanderers lost 1-2 to Morecambe while Carlisle United picked up a 1-0 home win over Chorley and Sir Tom Finney were beaten 0-6 by Workington Reds.

Accrington Stanley and Penwortham game was postponed.

Haslingden have the chance to extend their lead on January 22 when they travel to Morecambe with Blackpool’s game with Bolton Wanderers postponed, but Bolton will instead travel to Penwortham Town.

It is the first Cumbrian derby of 2023 as Penrith host Workington Reds with the winners potentially moving into third and Chorley face Sir Tom Finney.

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

Division One North Results

Bolton Wanderers Girls FC Women 1-2 Morecambe Women

Carlisle United Ladies 1-0 Chorley Women FC Development

Haslingden Ladies and Girls 2-1 Penrith AFC Ladies

Sir Tom Finney FC Women 0-6 Workington Reds Ladies

Division One North League Table

  1. Haslingden Ladies and Girls – 31
  2. Blackpool FC Girls and Ladies – 27
  3. Morecambe Women – 19
  4. Penrith AFC Ladies – 16
  5. Accrington Stanley Women FC – 16
  6. Workington Reds Ladies – 16
  7. Preston North End Women FC – 12
  8. Penwortham Town Ladies – 11
  9. Bolton Wanderers Girls FC Women – 10
  10. Carlisle United Ladies – 10
  11. Chorley Women FC Development – 10
  12. Sir Tom Finney FC Women – 6

The only League fixture in the Division One South on January 15 was between Northwich and Wythenshawe ended in a 1-1 draw.

There are two league matches on January 22 with Wythenshawe hosting Warrington Wolves and third plays second as Poulton Vics face Runcorn Linnets, with Runcorn able to move into first place with a win.

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

Division One South Results

Northwich Vixens 1-1 Wythenshawe Amateurs Women

Division One South League Table

  1. Bury AFC Women – 28
  2. Runcorn Linnets FC Ladies – 27
  3. Poulton Vics FC Ladies – 22
  4. Northwich Vixens First Women – 17
  5. Warrington Wolves Foundation Womens FC – 16
  6. BRNESC Ladies – 16
  7. Chester FC Women – 13
  8. Wythenshawe Amateurs Women – 11
  9. Altrincham FC Women – 9
  10. Alder FC Women – 9
  11. Hindley Juniors Women – 1