North West Women’s Regional Football League Heads Into Final Month

By Robert Haile

The run in for the North West Women’s Regional Football Leagues continues to shape up to a nail biting finale at both ends of the tables as sides look to build momentum or halt slides in form.

The top two of the Premier Division were in action on March 26 as Salford City picked up a 0-2 win over West Didsbury while FC United hit 13 against Darwen.

Just the one game on April 2 as Blackburn look to over take West Didsbury as the pair meet.

The match is set to kickoff at 2pm (14:00).

Premier Division Results

FC United of Manchester Women 13-0 Darwen FC First Women

West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC Women 0-2 Salford City FC Lionesses Women

Premier Division League Table

  1. Salford City FC Lionesses Women – 41
  2. FC United of Manchester Women – 39
  3. Curzon Ashton FC Women – 33
  4. Cheadle Town Stingers – 28
  5. Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies – 25
  6. Crewe Alexander FC Women – 22
  7. Tranmere Rovers Women – 22
  8. West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC Women – 15
  9. Blackburn Community Sports Club Women – 15
  10. Darwen FC First Women – 8
  11. Mossley Hill Athletic First Ladies – 3

In Division One North Preston North End picked up two big wins to move up to fourth.

On March 23 Preston beat Penwortham 8-1 and then on March 26 they beat Chorley 6-1 as Accrington stayed four point ahead in third with a 2-3 victory over Penwortham.

Haslingden extended their lead with a 5-1 win at home to Carlisle United while Morecambe Ladies also picked up a 5-1 victory against Workington Reds in the Mazuma Stadium.

Haslingden can stretch their lead at the top further when they face Penwortham on April 2.

Accrington head to Carlisle United while Preston North End face Workington in the battle for third as Chorley welcome Bolton Wanderers.

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

Division One North Results

Penwortham Town Ladies 2-3 Accrington Stanley Women FC

Haslingden Ladies and Girls 5-1 Carlisle United Ladies

Preston North End Women FC 6-1 Chorley Women FC Development

Preston North End Women FC 8-1 Penwortham Town Ladies

Division One North League Table

  1. Haslingden Ladies and Girls – 45
  2. Blackpool FC Girls and Ladies – 37
  3. Accrington Stanley Women FC – 34
  4. Preston North End Women FC – 30
  5. Penrith AFC Ladies – 26
  6. Morecambe Women – 26
  7. Carlisle United Ladies – 23
  8. Bolton Wanderers Girls FC Women – 16
  9. Workington Reds Ladies – 16
  10. Penwortham Town Ladies – 15
  11. Chorley Women FC Development – 15
  12. Sir Tom Finney FC Women – 8

In Division One South a full fixture list was played on March 26 as Bury won 0-2 at Altrincham to stay three points clear of Runcorn as they beat Warrington Wolves 4-2 to keep five points ahead of Poulton who won 2-1 at home to Northwich.

Chester recorded an 8-1 win at home to Wythenshawe as Hindley moved two points from Alder in ninth after beating them 2-3.

On April 2 Hindley face Alder again and a repeat result will move them off the bottom of the table.

If Runcorn win at Warrington and Poulton Vic beat Bury they will move joint top of the table.

Norwich Vixens face Chester.

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

Division One South Results

Runcorn Linnets FC Ladies 4-2 Warrington Wolves Foundation Womens FC

Poulton Vics FC Ladies 2-1 Northwich Vixens First Women

Chester FC Women 8-1 Wythenshawe Amateurs Women

Altrincham FC Women 0-2 Bury AFC Women

Alder FC Women 2-3 Hindley Juniors Women

Division One South League Table

  1. Bury AFC Women – 49
  2. Runcorn Linnets FC Ladies – 46
  3. Poulton Vics FC Ladies – 41
  4. Chester FC Women – 28
  5. Northwich Vixens First Women – 21
  6. Warrington Wolves Foundation Womens FC – 19
  7. BRNESC Ladies – 19
  8. Altrincham FC Women – 16
  9. Alder FC Women – 10
  10. Wythenshawe Amateurs Women – 10
  11. Hindley Juniors Women – 8