Both Bournemouth Sports and Woodley United took advantage of Premier League leaders Ascot United's postponement by winning and closing the gap on the Yellawomen. Both chasing teams are now within a win of the summit with all three having played six games. In the North, the Kidlington Green Machine rolled on. A Courtney Sumner hat-trick helped them to a convincing 8-2 defeat of bottom side Caversham United. Long Crendon's win kept them nine points behind with three games in hand. Down South, Stoneham stayed top but are being pushed hard by Portchester who retained their 100% start to the season. Bournemouth Sports Reserves moved into third after edging a nine-goal thriller with Rushmoor.
Top of of Table - Ascot United : Top Scorer - Ellie White (13), Oxford City
Bournemouth Sports 4-3 Oxford City
Emily Harris put City in front after 20 minutes, a lead they held until the break. Ten minutes after the break Hollie Shaw levelled it up and, three minutes later, Liane Folkenstern put Sports ahead. Harris then made it all-square again on the hour, only for Emma Davis to make it 3-2 two minutes later. With seven minutes to go Emma Acott gave Sports a two goal lead. Ellie Walecki got one back in the last minute, but it was not quite enough for The Hoops.
Woodley United 3-1 Winchester City Flyers
Sajunae Turner's strike just before the half-hour mark was the only goal of the first-half. Annie Northwood then equalised for Flyers before a breathless finish to the game. Woodley's Maddie Sawyer and City's Charlie Snelling saw red to add to five other yellow cards before Bonnie Messitt put Woodley ahead in the 90th minute and Katie Hudson added a third four minutes into added time. Match report from the Woodley Website.
Wycombe Wanderers 3-2 Eastleigh
A Keeley Fitzgerald strike put the visitors ahead just before the quarter-hour. However, a double burst inside four minutes from Amy Leach had Wycombe 2-1 up inside half an hour. That's the way it stayed until the 82nd minute when Katie Riddington made it 3-1. Kathryn Littleboy did pull one back last one but it was not quite enough for Eastleigh. The win lifts Wycombe above Eastleigh into fifth spot.
Check out the match highlights from the Wycombe X feed.
Division One North
Top of the Table - Kidlington : Top Scorer - Courtney Sumner (13) Kidlington
Millie Bilcliff set the tone after just four minutes, firing Ascot into the lead. Before half-time Hannah Sheehan, Olivia Mansell and then Sheehan again, gave the home side an unassailable lead. The Rams defence tightened up after the break but were unable to prevent Mansell adding her second and United's fifth with ten minutes to go.
Eversley & California 1-4 (0-2) Long Crendon
Eversley's bad start to the season continued with a 4-1 defeat at home to Long Crendon. Michelle Bailey took her total for the season to eight with a double strike. Amber Catell and Eleanor Lovelock were also on the mark. Macey-Nikiah Walters replied for The Boars midway through the second half.
Kidlington 8-2 Caversham United
The Goats managed to get around their injury woes to play for the first time for almost a month. However, they were put to the sword by a Kidlington side riding high on confidence and sitting pretty at the top of the league. Courtney Sumner hit a hat-trick to become the league's top markswoman, Abi Haynes, Emily Leak, Sara Pinna, Isabelle Thacker and Hannah Raja were also on the sheet. Caversham managed a goal in each half through Caitlin Wallace and the almost obligatory Caitlin Levy strike in the second period.
Milton United 3-2 Wycombe Wanderers u23
Milton were back on the pitch for the first time in over a month, but there was little sign of rustiness as they edged past an in-form Wanderers u23 team. Second half goals from hot-shots Ammara Qureshi and Shannon Read for Wanderers, their seventh and eleventh respectively, were not enough to cancel out goals from Amy Loveridge and a double from Kira Ranxha.
Penn & Tylers Green A-A Abingdon United Development
Division One South
Top of the Table - AFC Stoneham : Top Scorer - Chloe Melton (15), AFC Stoneham
Neither of these sides had played for a couple of weeks but it was Portchy who managed to get back into the groove. Millie Bradbury put them ahead and then doubled her tally before the break. Charmaine True then scored from the spot before Sophie Bell and Eilidh Currie added the icing to the cake. Photographer Lindsay Hoyle was on the spot to capture some excellent actions shots. You can also read the match report on the AFC Portchester website.
Abbey Rangers 1-2 AFC Stoneham
Despite top of the table Stoneham taking the lead inside the first minute through Leah Webster, Rangers showed a lot of spirit to fight back, equalising through Carla Hobbs twenty minutes later. It stayed like that until the 76th minute when Susani Lucas hit what proved to be the winner for the Purps. Stoneham remain top of the table with a four point lead. Abbey sit seventh after a second consecutive defeat by the odd goal.
Bournemouth Sports Reserves 5-4 Rushmoor
These two just don't do boring. After Sports won 6-4 at Rushmoor earlier in the season, they fought out a real roller-coaster of a match on Sunday. Rushmoor took an early lead through Emma Mutch before Samantha Gubb and Ayuma Asira put Sports 2-1 up with a minute to go before the break. However, Natalie Washington levelled it up before half-time. Stacey Lewis then put Sports back in front just past the hour only for Lisa Cooper and Jenny Gillam to make it 4-3 to Rushmoor. That's the way it stayed until four minutes from time when Emily Phillips popped up with an equaliser and then, in the 90th minute, went on to score the winner.
Woking 4-2 Fleet Town
Fleet remain winless this season after going down to The Cards on Sunday. Charlotte Keenan gave Woking the lead on 20 minutes but this was cancelled out just before the break by Teyla Poulter. Sheena Nicholl, on as substitute, put Woking back in front after half-time before Helen Ogle increased the lead. Dorothy Lillian Usher then gave the visitors some hope before Nicholl made the points safe in the 75th minute with her second goal. Read the match report on the Woking website.
Fixtures - Sunday 12 November - 2pm ko (unless stated)
Bromley v AFC Portchester
Currently second in their league, Division One South of the London & South East League, Bromley have a 100% record from their six games. They have scored 17 and conceded 1 in their three home games so far. They've already played three FA Cup games beating Sevenoaks Town 8-1, Welling United 6-0 and Selsey 8-0 to progress to this stage. Of course, Portchy also have a 100% league record and have also played three FA Cup games, winning 4-0 at Bemerton Heath, 1-0 at Premier League Eastleigh and 2-0 at home to Pucklechurch. This promises to be a fantastic tussle between two sides at the top of their game.
Hayes Lane, Bromley, Greater London Authority BR2 9EF
Sticker v AFC Stoneham
Despite only being in mid-table in the South West Regional Western Division, Sticker have played fewer games than the teams above them and have been flying in the FA Cup this season. They opened their cup campaign with a 7-0 win at RNAS Culdrose before putting twelve unanswered goals past St Agnes in the next round. Then, to get to this stage, they beat Frampton Rangers 3-2. They also have a 100% home record in both league and cup, winning five out of five. Stoneham have yet to concede a goal in the FA Cup, beating Rushmoor 8-0 and then Royal Wootton Bassett Town 1-0 in the last round. Sticker's 11-goal top scorer, Tori Marks, will put that record to the test.
Venue: Sticker Women Sticker
Woodley United v Oxford United
This has to be game of the day on Sunday and will certainly be one to remember for Woodley's Gemma Sims who used to play for Oxford and is still United's Women's General Manager. I saw the game referred to as the Gemma Sims Derby shortly after the draw was made. It's a big test for Woodley, who have made a brilliant return to the Southern Region Premier League and will, no doubt, be itching to test themselves out against national League opposition. Woodley's progress to this stage came via an 8-0 win at Buckingham united and a penalty shootout victory over Aylesford, after a 1-1 draw. Oxford are joining the competition at this stage and currently sit mid-table in the National League Southern Premier table.
UofR Bulmershe Pavilion, Woodlands Avenue, Woodley, Reading, Berks RG5 3HE
Badshot Lea v Bournemouth Sports
Sports remain unbeaten in the league this season and with Ascot not playing, can go top of the pile with a win on Sunday. The Baggies are on a a really tough run of form, suffering seven consecutive defeats in all competitions, since their opening day victory over Winchester City Flyers. The one slight thing in Badshot Lea's favour is that their solitary victory did come at home.
Operatix Community Ground, Westfield Lane, Wrecclesham GU10 4PF
Oxford City v Eastleigh
The reverse fixture from the opening day when Eastleigh ended victorious by three goals to one. However, City go into this one two places and two points above the Spitfires, who are on a run of three league defeats since their 2-1 win at Badshot Lea in mid-October. Oxford lost at Bournemouth last weekend but that was their first league defeat in five games. They are also the league's highest scorers with 22 goals so far, 16 of which have been supplied by the deadly duo of Emily Harris and Ellie White.
Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX3 0NQ
Warminster Town v Wycombe Wanderers
All of Town's six points have come on the road and they have only scored once in three at home. Wycombe haven't lost a league game since the opening day defeat at Ascot. When the sides met earlier in the season Town came from a goal down to lead 2-1 at half-time. Katie Riddington levelled it up just past the hour and that is how it stayed.
Weymouth Street, Warminster BA12 9NS
Division One North
Abingdon United Development v Ascot United Reserves
Back in early September these two met at The Racecourse Ground. Olivia Mansell gave Ascot the lead, cancelled out by Mimi Hodges on the half-hour. Abingdon are defending a 100% home record in league fixtures and have scored five in both home league games so far. Top scorer Mimi Hodges has scored 5 of her 11 goals at Northcourt Road.
Northcourt Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1PL
Beaconsfield Town v Long Crendon
Contrasting form from these two. Beaconsfield have not won in any competition since a 5-2 defeat of Wycombe in mid-September. Long Crendon have won their last two, scoring nine goals in the process. Although this is the first league meeting this season, they did meet in the County Cup back in September at Holloways Park. First half goals from Sarah Dougall and Sarah Harrison, followed by a second-half double from Eleanor Lovelock, gave Long Crendon a 4-0 victory that day.
Holloways Park, Windsor Road, Beaconsfield HP9 2SE
Eversley & California v Caversham United
A game that both sides will be looking forward to with some anticipation. as it stands both are without a point from five games, the Boars being ahead on the power of a 7 goal superior goal difference. Oddly, Caversham have scored more than double the amount of goals that Eversley have managed. However, The Goats have also shipped twelve more. Something has to give on Sunday. Last season both games ended in draws, 1-1 at Caversham and 2-2 in this fixture.
ESA, Fox Lane, Eversley RG27 0NS
Milton United v Chesham United Development
Chesham have now won their last four league games, climbing to fourth in the process. Katie West is top scorer with 10 goals in 6 games, including 4 in the last two outings. No shortage of goals in Chesham games this season wit 21 scored and 21 conceded in seven games. Milton have only played four league games so far and, if they were to win all of the game sin hand, they could find themselves at the top of the pile.
Milton Heights, Potash Lane, Milton, Abingdon OX14 4XB
Penn & Tylers Green v Kidlington
Penn are another team who have only played four league games. Should they win the six games in hand they have over Sunday's opponents Kidlington, they would be two points clear of the Greens. However, Kidlington will be very happy with their points in the bag and are on a superb run of form with five wins on the bounce. The last time they lost was, coincidentally, at home to Penn & Tylers Green at the start of October. Henna Hussain did the damage that day scoring all four of Penn's goals in a second half barrage.
French School Meadow, Elm Road, Penn HP10 8LG
Division One South
Bournemouth Sports Reserves v Woking
With the top two both in FA Cup action, third-placed Bournemouth have an opportunity to leapfrog Portchester and close to within a point of Stoneham. However, to do that, they will need to beat a very much in-form Woking side who have won four and drawn one of their last five games, including coming from a goal down to draw with the leaders. Sports themselves have won four of their last five too. The only blot being a 5-0 defeat at Stoneham.
Chapel Gate, Nr Hurn Airport, East Parley, Hampshire BH23 6BL.
Fleet Town v Abbey Rangers
Now that Eastleigh Reserves and Selsey Development have left the league, this is effectively a clash between the bottom two in the division. It's only a month since the reverse fixture, a game watched by Southern Regional stalwart Wandering Tractor. Rangers edged that one by two goals to one.
Crookham Road, Fleet GU51 5FA
Havant & Waterlooville P-P Rushmoor