NWWRFL | Stockport County extend 100% record, big wins for Warrington Wolverines and Bury

Premier Division

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Stockport County are the new league leaders as they overcame Fleetwood Town Wrens with a 2-1 win at PoolFoot Farm.  Chloe Mapp gave County the lead with a  first time effort but the home side levelled shortly after through Lauren Oatley to make it 1-1 at half time.

However despite a second half in which tempers flared Chaneece Reeves played in Hanifa Douglas who fired home the winner to maintain Stockport’s 100% record in the Premier Division.

FC United showed their defeat away to Stockport County was a mere blip as they put eight past Fleetwood Town Wrens at Broadhurst Park. They lead inside two minutes thanks to Kirsty Chambers before a first half hat-trick for Jess Battle, interceded by a goal from Rebecca Foster, gave the Rebels at 5-0 half time lead.

Battle added a fourth just after the break before Tranmere Rovers pulled goals back through Georgia Walters and Olivia Hulmston but Battle then added her fifth and Cara Fields made it eight with two minutes remaining.

Both sides are in FA Cup action this weekend as FC United host Chester-Le-Street at AVRO FC whilst Stockport County are on their travels to WNL high flyers Chorley.

Merseyrail registered their first win of the season thanks to a 6-2 win at home to Penrith. A hat-trick from Sophie Perry set the Rail on their way as a Holly Parkinson brace and Tessa Littler goal rounded off the scoring.  Georgia Campbell and Hannah Coul were on target for Penrith.

Sir Tom Finney remain bottom but earned their first point of the season as they came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 away to Manchester Stingers. Stingers raced into a two goal lead thanks to Michelle Townsend and Nicola Armstrong. However Sir Tom Finney clawed their way back into the game thanks to two second half goals.

The weekend was rounded off in the Premier Division as Wigan Athletic secured a 2-1 win away to Accrington Girls and Ladies placing them second in the table two points behind Stockport.


Division One North

A Jordan Bailey hat-trick capped off an impressive win for Bury as they moved up to third thanks to an 8-0 win over Leigh RMI. The win means that the Shakers have collected 15 points from an available 18 and sit eight points behind leaders Blackpool albeit with three games in hand.


Blackpool were 3-0 winners at home to Penwortham Town which extends their unbeaten run to nine matches whilst Blackburn Community ran riot at home to Preston North End winning 8-0.

The biggest score of the weekend saw Crosby beaten at home to Cammell Laird 11-1. That win see’s Cammell Laird rise to 4th, four points with two games in hand behind second place Blackburn Community.

Morecambe Reserves were 4-2 victors away to Burscough, a result that lifts them to 6th. The result leaves the Dynamo rooted to the bottom of the table having earlier this week been deducted two points for failure to fulfil a fixture.


Division One South

There were just three games in Division One South as Didsbury’s game at home to Northwich Vixens was postponed on the Saturday and Wythenshawe Amateurs were forced to pull out of their game on the Sunday, against Altrincham, as they were unable to field a team.

Two teams took full advantage of Altrincham’s enforced absence as Warrington Wolverines moved to within two points of the leaders with a 13-0 win over City of Liverpool.  It was a special day for Cathy Dutton and Sam Hassall who both netted hat-tricks for the Wolverines.  There were also braces for Rach Unsworth, Claudia Hutton, Rach Dickenson and Steph Doran.

Curzon Ashton are now just three points behind Altrincham as they overcame Stockport County Blues 1-0 in a tense game at the Failsworth Sports Centre. The game’s winning goal came courtesy of Holly Espie who finished coolly one-on-one just after half time.

West Didsbury & Chorlton moved into fifth, overtaking opponents Chester to do so, as they emerged 4-1 winners at the Ellesmere Sports Village.  West took an early lead through Vicky Frisby before Orla Conlon doubled the visitors lead a few minutes later.

Four teams are separated by just three points at the top of the Division One South.