NWWRFL | Weekend Round-Up (January 27th)

Just two Premier Division sides survived the weekends weather as the divisions two highest placed teams took full advantage to extend their leads.

Premier Division

Stockport County continued the pressure on leaders Tranmere Rovers, who remained top by defeating 3rd placed Wigan Athletic 3-1, as they completed a league double over Accrington Girls & Ladies.  Chloe Mapp opened the scoring for County before Accrington brought themselves level through what the Hatters official website described as a wind assisted effort.  Despite pressure from Accrington in search of the lead it was County who broke the deadlock through as Chaneece Reeves played in Abi Hayes who made it six goals in four games.  Reece then added a goal of her own with another wind assisted effort to make it 3-1 at half time.  In the second half 16-year-old Holly Stokes made it 5-1 before Jodie Hancock made it 5-1 from a corner.

Division One South

Liverpool Feds Reserves retained their place at the top of Division One South thanks to a 3-2 win over the divisions leading scorers Curzon Ashton.  Twice Feds took the lead only to be pinned back by a Leoni Harland brace.  The goals for Feds came through Paige Williams (2) and Tilly Wyman. The win moves Feds seven points clear of four placed Curzon who still have a game in hand.

West Didsbury & Chorlton made it nine wins in a row as they overcame a resistant Wythenshawe Amateurs.  Elizabeth Livesey gave West the lead shortly on the half hour mark before Shauna Edmondson doubled their lead from the penalty spot.  Amy Vyas added a third five minutes from the end.

Stockport County Blues made it six league wins from seven at home as they overcame Chester thanks to a 3-2 win.

Division One North

It was another dominate weekend for Blackpool as they extended their lead at the top of Division One North with a 7-0 win over Leigh RMI. The tangerines goals came from an April Oldfield hat-trick, a Lily Hambly brace Jenna Pannell and Alice Earnshaw. The much anticipated meeting between Bury and Carlisle United saw both teams forced to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw.  Caitlin Clancy was the scorer for Bury whilst Mille Barker was on target for the Cumbrians.  The result leaves Carlisle 10 points behind Blackpool, with two games in hand, and Bury 12 points behind, with three games in hand.

The weekends other game saw Burscough Dynamo close the gap at the bottom of the table to one point thanks to a 1-1 draw at home to Penwortham Town.