Surprise Results In The Lancashire FA Women’s County Leagues

By Robert Haile

The Lancashire FA Women’s County League provided plenty of surprises at the top and bottom of the divisions.

There was just the one game in Division One on January 15 as Chipping moved joint top with Whitehaven after a 8-2 win over St. Annes.

Whitehaven’s trip to Blackpool Town, and Cadley’s game with Lancaster City were both postponed.

There is just the one game on January 22 as Blackpool face Kendal Town.

Division 1 North/West Results

Chipping Ladies 8-2 St. Annes FC Ladies

Division 1 North/West Table

  1. Whitehaven AFC Ladies – 22
  2. Chipping Ladies – 22
  3. Lancaster City FC Ladies – 15
  4. St. Annes FC Ladies – 13
  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 kicked off 2023 on January 15 as second placed Euxton closed the gap to the top with a 7-2 win over Astley Bridge and Clitheroe Wolves were beaten 1-3 Lostock St Gerards.

League leaders Horwich St. Mary’s match with Darwen FC was postponed.

Three games on January 22 as Bury FC host Darwen FC, Clitheroe welcome Horwich St. Mary’s and Euxton face Penwortham.

Division One South/East Results

Euxton Girls FC Women 7-2 Astley Bridge Ladies

Clitheroe Wolves Ladies 1-3 Lostock St Gerards Ladies

Division One South/East League Table

  1. Horwich St Mary’s Ladies – 24
  2. Euxton Girls FC Women – 21
  3. Penwortham Town Ladies Reserves – 18
  4. Astley Bridge Ladies – 18
  5. Darwen FC Development Women – 10
  6. Lostock St Gerards Ladies – 10
  7. Bury FC Foundation Womens Reserves – 9
  8. AFC Wigan Ladies – 1
  9. Clitheroe Wolves Ladies – 1

In the game in the Premier Division on January 15 Stanwix Juniors picked up a 2-1 win over Burnley as Accrington Stanley and Darwen FC will have to reschedule after their match was postponed.

The Premier division takes a break this weekend before returning on January 29.

Premier Division Results

Stanwix Junior Ladies 2-1 Burnley Belvedere Ladies

Premier Division League Table

  1. Colne FC Ladies – 22
  2. Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies Reserves – 21
  3. Stanwix Junior Ladies – 17
  4. Bury FC Foundation Women Firsts – 13
  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

In the Championship Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers closed the gap on the league leaders GT7 on January 15.

Third placed Bolton got the better of a five goal thriller against GT7 coming away with a 2-3 win as Blackpool put six past Preston North End in a 6-3 win.

Euxton and Blackburn Community were involved in the high scoring game as Euxton ran out 8-3 winners and Morecambe lost 0-2 to Penrith AFC.

There are three games on January 22 as GT7 head to Fleetwood Town, Blackburn Community host Preston North End and Euxton face Bolton County.

Championship Results

Morecambe Ladies Development 0-2 Penrith AFC Ladies Development

GT7 Academy Ladies 2-3 Bolton Wanderers Girls FC Reserves

Blackpool FC Girls Development 6-3 Preston North End Women FC Preston North

Euxton Girls Development 8-3 Blackburn Community Sports Club Reserves

Championship League Table

  1. GT7 Academy Ladies – 31
  2. Blackpool FC Girls Development – 22
  3. Bolton Wanderers Girls FC Reserves – 21
  4. Euxton Girls Development – 15
  5. Preston North End Women FC Preston North – 12
  6. Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies Development – 11
  7. Bolton County Women – 10
  8. Penrith AFC Ladies Development – 10
  9. Blackburn Community Sports Club Reserves – 6
  10. Morecambe Ladies Development – 0