NWWRFL | FC United and Didsbury register first league wins
Despite Nicola Armstrong’s fourth goal of the season Manchester Stingers fell to their first league defeat of the season as they were beaten 2-1 to Accrington Girls and Ladies. Stockport County have gone top of the league win a 3-2 win away to Penrith.
Stingers turn their attention to an FA Cup rematch when they face Merseyrail at home in the league next Sunday.
FC United of Manchester recorded their first Premier Division win with a 7-0 win at home to Fleetwood Town Wrens thanks to goals from Jess Battle (2), Hannah Dale, Corie Mather, Aimee O’Keefe, Jess McCarrick and an own goal. The win will have the Rebels full of confidence as they head to Oughtibridge in the FA Cup this weekend.
In Division One South, Didsbury got themselves off the mark with a 3-1 win over Wythenshawe Amateurs at Didsbury Sports Ground. It had been a tough start to life in the NWWRFL for Didsbury with heavy defeats to FC United in the FA Cup and West Didsbury & Chorlton in the league but the Ford Lane side bounced back to register their first win of the season.
Didsbury will look to build upon their win with a visit to top of the league Altrincham next Sunday whilst Whythenshawe Amateurs will welcome Liverpool Feds Reservers to Hollyhedge Park.
GMWFL Division One | Salford City Lionesses live up to billing
It was certainly a performance worthy of the wait as Salford City Lionesses kicked off their season with a 13-0 rout away to the 2016/17 GMWFL Champions Urmston Meadowside. Leading 4-0 at half time Salford registered the score thanks to a double hat-trick from Feiruz Abdullahi, an Ell Thornton brace along with goals from Mia Pemberton, Adora Yau, Jade Boulton, Laura Tobin and Phoebe Duckworth.
Elsewhere in the Division, Barrhill sit atop of Division One thanks to an impressive 5-2 win over Bolton Lads & Girls as one of only two sides with a 100% record after two rounds of fixtures. Rochdale picked up their first win of the season with a 5-2 win over Langho.
GMWFL Division Two | Swinton go top with big win
Swinton are top of the league thanks to a 5-3 win over Tameside United to make it two wins from two. Swinton scored five for the second consecutive week thanks to goals from Clare Daly, Liz Robinshaw (2), Fran Singer and Anna Broadie.
Heyside Angels continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 4-2 win against Boltonian Ladies Boltonian’s goals came via Evie Sheppard and Susan Doak who were forced to finish the game with 7 players due to injury.
Two of the divisions new clubs kicked off their season’s as West Didsbury & Chorlton Development downed AFC Oldham 3-1 at Brookburn Road. West’s second XI took the lead through Rachel Myers before Oldham pulled a goal back before half time. West secured their first ever competitive win thanks to goals from Leigh McFadyen and Abbi Cole.
Manchester Women’s Challenge Cup | Round One produces goals galore
In the meeting of last season’s two beaten semi-finalists at Failsworth Sports Centre West Didsbury & Chorlton came from an early goal down to beat Curzon Ashton 11-3. Parris Welsh gave Curzon the lead after 15 seconds but West responded with a first half hat-trick from Elizabeth Livesey. Amy Smith and an own goal kept Curzon close but they were swept aside from a four goal haul from both Livesey and Rachel Dunlop with Jami Hodges, Nat Callaghan and Chloe Spencer all getting in on the act.
Sale Ladies bounced back from defeat in the league last week to advance to the second round to beat Flixton 4-2.
NWWRFL Premier Division Results
FC United 7-0 Fleetwood Town Wrens
Manchester Stingers 1-2 Accrington Lads & Girls
Mossley Hill Athletic 3-3 Tranmere Rovers
Penrith 2-3 Stockport County
Wigan Athletic 4-1 Merseyrail
NWWRFL Division One South Results
City of Liverpool 0-8 Chester
Didsbury 3-1 Wythenshawe Amateurs
Northwich Vixens 1-3 Warrington Wolverines
GMWFL Division One Results
Bolton L&G 2-5 Barr Hill
Rochdale 5-2 Langho
Urmston Meadowside 0-13 Salford City Lionesses
GMWFL Division Two Results
Heyside Angels 4-2 Boltonian Ladies
Swinton Ladies 5-3 Tameside United
West Didsbury & Chorlton 3-1 AFC Oldham