By Robert Haile
Two of the North West Women’s Regional Football Leagues have found out who the champions of the divisions are as the other heads towards its finale.
The Premier Division title has been decided and FC United of Manchester have claimed the title.
A goalless draw at Fleetwood Town on Sunday April 16 left the Manchester side needing a point from their meeting with Tranmere on Thursday April 20.
A 1-3 victory sealed the league title and a return to the Women’s National League.
The two other games on April 16 fourth placed Cheadle Town beat bottom club Mossley 6-0 while Darwen went down 2-3 to West Didsbury and Blackburn drew 2-2 with Tranmere.
Curzon Ashton ran out 2-4 winners at West Didsbury on Wednesday April 19.
Champions FC United finish their season off at home to Fleetwood Town on Sunday April 23 while Mossley host Crewe Alexandra, Tranmere welcome Darwen and West Didsbury face Cheadle Town.
The matches are set to kickoff at 2pm (14:00).
Midweek football follows with Curzon Ashton taking on Tranmere on Wednesday April 26 at 8pm (20:00) and then Fleetwood face Cheadle Town on Thursday April 27 at 8pm (20:00).
Premier Division Results
Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies 0-0 FC United of Manchester Women
Tranmere Rovers Women 1-3 FC United of Manchester Women
Cheadle Town Stingers 6-0 Mossley Hill Athletic First Ladies
Blackburn Community Sports Club Women 2-2 Tranmere Rovers Women
Darwen FC First Women 2-3 West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC Women
West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC Women 2-4 Curzon Ashton FC Women
Premier Division League Table
- FC United of Manchester Women – 46
- Salford City FC Lionesses Women – 41
- Curzon Ashton FC Women – 39
- Cheadle Town Stingers – 34
- Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies – 29
- Tranmere Rovers Women – 26
- Crewe Alexander FC Women – 22
- Blackburn Community Sports Club Women – 19
- West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC Women – 18
- Darwen FC First Women – 8
- Mossley Hill Athletic First Ladies – 3
In Division One North Blackpool moved 2 points off leaders Haslingden with three games to play after a 0-2 win at Workington Reds on April 16.
While Bolton Wanderers won 8-1 against bottom side Sir Tom Finney.
Preston North End picked up two wins this week with a 4-1 win at home to Carlisle United and then a 3-1 win over Bolton Wanderers on Thursday April 20.
Penrith were held to a 0-0 draw by Penwortham Town in their first match of the week before losing 2-0 at Accrington Stanley on Wednesday April 19.
Blackpool can go top with a win at home to Accrington Stanley on April 23 while Preston North End head to Bolton Wanderers looking to keep pressure on them.
In Cumbria Carlisle United host Penwortham Town while the last Cumbrian derby takes place as Workington face Penrith.
All fixtures are a 2pm (14:00) kickoff.
Three midweek matches take place with one that could decided the destination of the title as Blackpool take on Preston North End at 7pm (19:00) on Tuesday April 25 as a win for either team could put them in pole position for promotion.
Sir Tom Finney travel to Penrith on Wednesday April 26 and Penwortham welcome Bolton Wanderers on Thursday April 27 with both matches kicking off at 6:45pm (18:45).
Division One North Results
Workington Reds Ladies 0-2 Blackpool FC Girls and Ladies
Preston North End Women FC 4-1 Carlisle United Ladies
Penrith AFC Ladies 0-0 Penwortham Town Ladies
Bolton Wanderers Girls FC Women 8-1 Sir Tom Finney FC Women
Preston North End Women FC 3-1 Bolton Wanderers Girls FC Women
Accrington Stanley Women FC 2-0 Penrith AFC Ladies
Division One North League Table
- Haslingden Ladies and Girls – 48
- Blackpool FC Girls and Ladies – 46
- Preston North End Women FC – 42
- Accrington Stanley Women FC – 37
- Penrith AFC Ladies – 27
- Morecambe Women – 26
- Bolton Wanderers Girls FC Women – 25
- Carlisle United Ladies – 24
- Workington Reds Ladies – 17
- Penwortham Town Ladies – 16
- Chorley Women FC Development – 13
- Sir Tom Finney FC Women – 6
In Division One South Bury AFC wrapped the title up in style on April 16 with an 11-0 win at home to BRNESC.
Runcorn sealed second placed with a 5-4 thriller with third placed Poulton who will be looking over their shoulder as Chester have three games left to play.
Fourth placed Chester won 0-7 at Altrincham and while Wythenshawe lost 0-2 to Warrington Wolves.
Wythenshawe were back in action on Tuesday April 18 with a 1-0 win at home to BRNESC.
The penultimate weekends fixtures take place on April 23 as Altrincham host Hindley and BRNESC take on Chester.
Both matches are a 2pm (14:00) kickoff.
Hindley and Chester then face each other on Tuesday April 25 at 7:00pm (19:00).
Division One South Results
Wythenshawe Amateurs Women 1-0 BRNESC Ladies
Wythenshawe Amateurs Women 0-2 Warrington Wolves Foundation Womens FC
Runcorn Linnets FC Ladies 5-4 Poulton Vics FC Ladies
Bury AFC Women 11-0 BRNESC Ladies
Altrincham FC Women 0-7 Chester FC Women
Division One South League Table
- Bury AFC Women – 54
- Runcorn Linnets FC Ladies – 50
- Poulton Vics FC Ladies – 41
- Chester FC Women – 35
- Warrington Wolves Foundation Womens FC – 24
- Northwich Vixens First Women – 21
- BRNESC Ladies – 19
- Altrincham FC Women – 16
- Wythenshawe Amateurs Women – 14
- Hindley Juniors Women – 12
- Alder FC Women – 10