Mag­pies call the Toon in the North

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Char­lie Tal­bot-Smith

NEW­CAS­TLE UNITED sit top of the North­ern Premier League ta­ble af­ter pick­ing up their sec­ond win of the sea­son with a 2-1 tri­umph over Black­burn last week­end.

Af­ter a 6-1 vic­tory in their first match against Nuneaton Town, the home side were made to fight hard for their three points this time around – Beth Gar­dener and Claire Pitt with the goals.

While it is still early days, Derby are hot on the heels of New­cas­tle af­ter they pro­duced a solid per­for­mance to dis­patch Nuneaton 4-1 – Melissa John­son help­ing her­self to a hat-trick.

Sport­ing Club Al­bion are the only other side to have a 100 per cent record in­tact af­ter they saw off a spir­ited fight from Pre­ston North End to win 3-2.

Hud­der­s­field sit fourth af­ter they pro­duced a clin­i­cal dis­play to beat Guise­ley 7-0. They were three goals to the good af­ter just 16 min­utes thanks to Kate Mallin, Emily Heck­ler and Shaunna Jein.

And it didn’t stop there as Sammy Con­roy’s volley made it four be­fore Heck­ler net­ted from the spot be­fore adding her third and fourth be­fore the end.

Stoke City picked up their first win of the sea­son with a 2-0 tri­umph over Lough­bor­ough Foxes and the fi­nal match saw Brad­ford City come

out on top against Not­ting­ham 3-0.

In the South­ern Premier League four goals from Hope Suomi­nen gave Cardiff City their first win of the sea­son as they em­phat­i­cally saw off

Lewes Ladies.

Kelly Bartlett had put Cardiff ahead af­ter 28 min­utes be­fore Suomi­nen took over pro­ceed­ings.

A dou­ble be­fore half­time was just the be­gin­ning for Suomi­nen as she sealed her hat-trick on 53 min­utes be­fore round­ing off the scor­ing on the hour mark.

Sec­ond place

Brighton & Hove Al­bion missed the chance to stay level with league lead­ers Coven­try as they played out a goal­less draw with Charl­ton.

Coven­try kept up their 100 per cent record as they saw off Queens

Park Rangers 3-0. Marie Gauntlett’s goal put Coven­try ahead af­ter 15 min­utes and they dou­bled their tally ten min­utes later as Danielle Selmes turned home and Annabel John­son added a third on 71 min­utes to wrap up the points. There was a cracker be­tween

For­est Green Rovers and Ply­mouth as they played out a 3-3 draw and

Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur found them­selves

edged out by C&K Basil­don.

Af­ter a goal­less first half the visi­tors grabbed the win­ner on 65 min­utes when Zoe Rush­den fired home a free-kick.

DOU­BLE: Natasha Dowie scored twice as Liver­pool beat Bristol Academy

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