FAWNL Round-up: Lasses move six points clear as Ewe Rams’ good form continues

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Sunderland extended their winning streak to twelve games to move six points clear at the top of the FA WNL Northern Premier Division.

Northern Premier
Derby County 6-1 Hull City
Sunderland 4-0 Fylde

Southern Premier
Portsmouth P-P Cardiff City

Division One Midlands
Solihull Moors P-P Long Eaton Utd
The New Saints 2-0 Leafield Athletic

Derby ease past Hull City

The Ewe Rams leapfrogged Nottingham Forest into second place after comfortably dispatching of Hull City 6-1.

Callan Barber stepped up to convert from 12 yards after Meg Cooke collided with Ellie Gilliatt, prompting the referee to points to the penalty spot. Barber sent Cooke the wrong way to give the hosts the lead after 20 minutes.

Derby doubled their lead in the 28th minute as a flowing team move was neatly finished by Ellie Gilliatt from close range.

Minutes later and Derby had their third goal of the afternoon after a corner found its way to Michalska, who controlled and volleyed the ball into the net, to score her first goal for the Ewe Rams.

Hull pulled one back five minutes before half-time when Harley Skinner, who had previously struck her bar, fired in a free-kick past Morgan to make it 3-1. 

However, County restored their three-goal cushion heading into the break after Domingo was adjudged to have been fouled in the area; Gilliatt striking the ball into the back of the net.

A Hannah Keryakoplis’ second-half brace rounded off a comfortable afternoon for the home side.

Keryakoplis reacted quickly to score through a crowded area after her initial effort was saved, followed by her second of the afternoon minutes later after from close range in the 68th minute. Tinsley with the assist.

An impressive result for Derby that sees them extend their winning streak to four games on the bounce to move up to second, while Hull remain bottom, seven points from safety.

Lasses put four past Fylde

Sunderland extended their lead at the top of the FA WNL Northern Premier Division with a convincing 4-0 win over Fylde.

The Lasses took just three minutes to break the deadlock after Galloway was fouled and then stepped up to take the resulting free-kick, hitting the back of the net for 17th time this season.

Captain Ramshaw dispatched a trademark free-kick to extend the hosts’ lead in the 33rd minute following a foul on Neve Herron.

Sunderland could have extended their lead shortly after the break; a combination of the woodwork and debutant Powney keeping the hosts’ advantage to two.

Barker and Lambert combined well, before Lambert’s cross was met by Herron to finish smartly, extending The Black Cats’ lead to 3-0.

Farrugia made it 4-0 in the 70th minute as the Maltese international scored a brilliant solo goal, picking up the ball, beating the defence and the ‘keeper to round off a convincing win for the league leaders.

Melanie Reay’s side have now won twelve games in a row and sit six points clear at the top of the league, with two games in hand over second-place Derby. Fylde remain seventh.


TNS move up to second

A Katie Doster brace helped The New Saints beat Leafield Athletic 2-0 at the Park Hall Stadium to move up to second in the FA WNL Division One Midlands.

Both sides exchanged chances in the early stages of the game, a combination of resolute defending, smart saves and the frame of the goal keeping the game goalless after 30 minutes played.

Tne New Saints took the lead in the 33rd minute when Lia Lewis’ cross was met by Katie Doster to finish neatly.

Erin Taylor’s free-kick was met by the head of Katie Doster to double their lead shortly after the hour mark. The fourteenth goal of an excellent campaign for TNS’ Doster.

There were further chances at either end, but no more goals as the game ended 2-0.

The result lifts The New Saints up to second in the league, six points behind leaders Wolves, and marks the sides first clean sheet in 17 attempts this season.

Leafield are currently 7th, level on points with Leicester United, who they face in two weeks time.

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