Sunderland, Crawley top of respective FA Women's National Leagues

Monday 30 Sep 2019
The FA Women's National League was hit with postponements at the weekend

Sunderland maintained their unbeaten start to the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division campaign courtesy of a 3-1 win at Nottingham Forest.

The hosts went ahead through a Precious Hamilton strike but Grace McCatty’s deflected effort in the levelled matters on 15 minutes.

Katie Barker nudged the Black Cats ahead on the half-hour mark before Bridget Galloway secured all three points with 11 minutes remaining.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield put five past Derby County to become the league’s top scorers – and bounce back from last week’s defeat by Forest.


There were postponements at Burnley v Hull City, Fylde v Loughborough Foxes and Sheffield FC v West Brom.

Crawley Wasps came from behind to defeat Oxford United 3-1 and stay top of the Southern Premier Division.

Naomi Cole levelled from the spot, Faye Rabson edged the Wasps ahead and Darcey James completed the comeback from a corner.

Plymouth Argyle were the biggest winners in the Southern Premier Division after racking up a 5-1 victory over MK Dons.

Becky Dandridge, Natasha Knapman, former Chelsea striker Helen Bleazard, England youth teamer Jessie Jones and Kayley Lane scored the goals in front of an impressive crowd of 1,109 at stadium:MK.

Yeovil drew 1-1 with Cardiff while Chichester City v Watford was postponed.

By FA Staff